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Metal News for October 16, 2010

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46 news articles posted on this day.

Headline News

Pathology Guitarist Quits Band Mid-Tour

Dave Astor, drummer for the San Diego, California death metal act Pathology has issued the following statement through the band's official Myspace page:

"We regret to say that we are forced to miss the last two weeks of the Immolation/Vader US tour. At the show in Los Angeles our guitarist Tim Tiszczenko decided he no longer wants to be a part of Pathology. Tim has been with me for almost 5 years, so having him quit like this is a big disappointment and shock. He basically cannot handle life on the road so he has to leave the band mid-tour despite us requesting him to complete the dates through year's end.

"In addition, many of you know we have been touring in support of Legacy of the Ancients with different fill-in singers waiting for Matti Way to clear some personal issues and join us on the road but it is becoming more and more evident that he just can't commit to the live activity we have planned.

"So, while we sound down we are definitely not out and plan to be back on the road beginning Oct. 28th in Chicago as part of the last show of the Immolation/Vader tour and then to start our tour with Nile immediately after. We have a new singer willing to do the dates and we currently have several guitarists lined up to audition.

"If you would like to be considered for the open guitarist positions, or even as a new future vocalist, hit up our management at salemrosemusic@aol.com. Note, especially for guitarists, there is not a lot of time so it would be ideal if you were already in Southern California or the west coast/southwest part of the US and are familiar with our music. We are looking for someone with band experience and good stage presence who understand the realities of the road and is easy to get along with and understands that at this level there is no money to be made. Ideally we want someone to join the band for the long run but even if you can just help temporarily please get in touch.

"We want to thank and apologize to our booking agent for understanding our disappointing news and giving us another chance. Same goes out to Immolation and all the bands
on that tour - thanks for being so cool. We will be back soon!"

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Emmure Announces Japanese Tour Dates

American metalcore act Emmure has announced a small batch of dates across the country of the Japan. Emmure are currently on tour in support of its latest album, titled "Felony." You can check out the tour dates below:

01/06 Yokohama, JAP – Bay Jungle
01/07 Nagoya, JAP – Zion
01/08 Osaka, JAP – Shinkagura
01/09 Chiba Shinmatsudo, JAP – Firebird
01/10 Tokyo, JAP – ACB

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East Of The Wall Posts Tour Diary Online

Gunnison Beach, New Jersey progressive metallers East Of The Wall have posted a new tour diary video online. The footage was taken during the band recent overseas trip to Europe. East of the Wall are currently on tour in support of its 2010 release, titled "
Ressentiment ." You can view the video below:

EAST OF THE WALL & RADARE TOUR - Episode 1 from x-ray charles on Vimeo.

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Sabaton Confirms Festival Appearance

Swedish heavy metallers Sabaton have confirmed its appearance for the forthcoming 70000 Tons of Metal festival. 70000 Tons of Metal is the cruise ship metal festival that sets sail Monday, January 24, 2011 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami, Florida to Cozumel, Mexico.

70000 Tons of Metal confirmed bands:
Amon Amarth
Agent Steel
Cripper
Dark Tranquillity
Death Angel
Ensiferum
Epica
Exodus
Fear Factory
Finntroll
Forbidden
Gamma Ray
Iced Earth
Korpiklaani
Marduk
Moonspell
Obituary
Rage
Raven
Sabaton
Saxon
Sodom
Sonata Arctica
Swashbuckle
Testament
Trouble
TYR
Uli Jon Roth
Unleashed
Witchburner

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Cephalic Carnage Posts More Studio Footage Online

Cephalic Carnage has posted the fourth and final video in a four part series of video clips online, which was shot while the band was recording their recently released album "Misled By Certainty." The footage was filmed by the band at Flatline Audio in Denver, Colorado where they recorded "Misled By Certainty" with producer Dave Otero.

You can view the video below:

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New Mike Portnoy Drum Cam Footage Available

Former Dream Theater drummer and current Avenged Sevenfold drummer Mike Portnoy has posted a new drum cam video online taken from Avenged Sevenfold's recent tour stop in Sacramento, California. The footage was taken during the band's performance of the song "Nightmare."

You can view the drum cam video below:

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Disturbed Posts More Studio Footage Online

Chicago hard rock act Disturbed has posted the seond of four studio webisodes documenting the making of its fifth studio album, "Asylum". "Asylum" was released on August 31, 2010 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart, the fourth consecutive release from the group to do so.

You can view the video below:

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Devildriver Posts 15th Video Clip Online

DevilDriver has posted the 15th edition of the band's "You May Know Us From The Stage" video series, which is titled "The End of the Beginning." The new video can be viewed below:

Chapter 15 - The End of the Beginning from Daniel J. Burke - MBARRIER Prod. on Vimeo.

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Simon O'Laoghaire Rejoins Primordial

Irish dark metal act Primordial has issued a statement in regards to the band deciding to reunite with drummer Simon O'Laoghaire, who was previuosly kicked out of the band this past June. Primordial vocalist Alan Averill commented by saying:

"It's been a while since my last confession.

"Joking aside, it really has been a long time since our last transmission and the reasons are manifold and really pretty simple.

"This has been one of the most tumultuous years in the band since the mid-Nineties. The wheels very nearly came clean off, so where do I start?!

"We can't go any further without clearing up the drummer situation. Truth is, we had an incident in Greece that if you follow or know anything about the band has been well documented, so we won't go into again. Simon had some real problems that night.

"Firstly, we thank the Greek fans for their understanding and we will be back in 2011.

"Yes, it's true in the aftermath of that we auditioned some drummers and I must also thank everyone who applied from abroad, the Irish drummers we did play with and everyone who sent us emails and messages wishing us strength and asking after Simon.

"Suffice it to say Simon is the drummer of Primordial and I have no doubt this will never change. He is fit and well and we rehearsed yesterday.

"For our own piece of mind, we had to audition people and in hindsight maybe something positive came out of it in that we had to put the album recording back and I feel we will be better prepared.

"We all, of course, have a long history together of over two decades in various personal combinations, and to put it mundanely, you go through ups and downs and this year has had more than its fair share of downs. For the first time in years, we played a few very average shows and by our own admission became unfocused. Yet as always we regroup, our own biggest critics, and in one month we enter the studio to record album number seven.

"We would like to extend massive thanks to Gareth Averill for filling in at short notice for a fistful of gigs over the summer.

"In case you didn't know, he's the guy who shot and edited our DVD, and as you may recognize, my cousin. He stood up to the plate and in a couple of days learned our set, having been a session drummer in the Irish indie/rock scene for a decade.

"The whole experience and auditioning drummers at the very least gave us a greater insight into the dynamic that makes Primordial Primordial and that dynamic belongs to all five of us. We may have stand-ins for shows now and again because we are not a professional band nor make a living from it and life gets in the way of us all doing every show, but we realized that replace one of the five of us creatively and Primordial is not Primordial.

"For the foreseeable future Cathal Murphy is going to be behind the kit live, making his debut with us at the end of the month in Spain and Portugal. Simon is just taking a break for a short while, nothing more and nothing less. This will be our first time in Madrid and Barcelona since 2000 when we played with IMMORTAL. Been way too long.

"Touring and festival plans are being thrown about now for 2011; hopefully some more news very soon…

"The new songs are coming thick and fast at this stage as studio time is approaching.

"Sometimes I really wish we made a living from the band so could take more time than the snatches of rehearsal we get but that said we also thrive on some pressure and it seems to give the songs some extra edge. Foel Studios in Wales is booked for two sessions in November and December.

"Looking forward to a Welsh Indian Winter. Bring on the monsoon season."

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Ill Nino Posts New Single Online

Latino American modern metal act Ill Nino has released its new single, "Against the Wall," and has uploaded the track to YouTube. "Against the Wall" is included on the band's forthcoming full length album "Dead New World" which is set for release on October 25, 2010 through its new label home Victory Records. You can check out the single below:

Here's the "Dead New World" tracklisting:
1. God Is Only For The Dead
2. The Art Of War
3. Against The Wall
4. Mi Revolucion
5. Bleed Like You
6. Serve The Grave
7. If You Were Me
8. Ritual
9. Killing You, Killing Me
10. How Could I Believe
11. Bullet With Butterfly Wings (cover)
12. Scarred

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Alexisonfire Posts New Song, "Dog's Blood," Online

Canadian melodic hardcore act Alexisonfire has posted a new song to its official Myspace page. The song, titled "Dog's Blood," has been uploaded as it taken from the band's forthcoming EP of the same name. "Dog's Blood" is being described as an "experimental effort" from the band and "features the band returning to its hardcore punk roots." You can stream the title track from the "Dog's Blood" EP at this location. The EP is set for release on November 2nd, 2010 through Dine Alone Records in Canada and through Vagrant Records in the United States.

The "Dog's Blood" tracklisting is as follows:
1. Dog's Blood
2. Grey
3. Black As Jet
4. Vex

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Genghis Tron To Go On Indefinite Hiatus

Brooklyn, New York noise metal act Genghis Tron has announced through its official myspace page that the three-piece have decided to go on an indefinite hiatus. The band commented on this by saying:

"Things have been pretty quiet for Genghis Tron recently, which has led some folks to ask us if we’re breaking up. Well, we definitely aren’t breaking up, but we have decided to take some time away from the band.

"It will be a while before we release another record — and probably even longer before we play shows. However, this was the best thing we could do to make sure that Genghis Tron keeps writing some real toe-tappers. Whenever we come back, it will probably be pretty weird and really good."

Genghis Tron's latest studio album, "Board Up The House," was released in 2008 through Relapse Records. "Board Up The House" was followed up with a 5 part remix series of the same album.

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Throne Of Malediction Posts Live Footage

Throne of Malediction has posted a live video online of the band performing the title track for the new album "Ceremonial Blood," which can be viewed below.

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Ex Deo To Return in 2011 with "Caligula"

Kataklysm's Facebook page has announced that Ex Deo will return in late 2011 with their sophomore release entitled "Caligula," accompanying the announcement with these words: "I have existed from the morning of the world and I shall exist untilthe last star falls from the night. Although I have taken the form of Gaius Caligula, I am all men as I am no man and therefore I am a God."

When asked about Ex Deo in a recent interview, guitarist Jean-François replied: "We didn’t know for sure because for us it was really Maurizio’s project, so we did it out of passion for music and to do something different. When we saw the reaction to it and the amount of albums sold, the label certainly wanted us to record a second one. We thought about it and thought “Why not?” It works good, and we actually have a lot to say and more ideas to explore and we want to start working on another one."

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Watch Me Bleed Announces New Vocalist

Germany's Watch Me Bleed has issued the following update about recruiting a new second vocalist:

"Some surprising news from the band. Maggo Wenzel, one of the two singers in Watch Me Bleed quit the Band in May 2010 due to personal problems.

"Today, Watch Me Bleed are presenting their new second vocalist, Alex Gindu from the Austrian deathmachine Fadenkreuz joined the band this summer to spread the word of Metal. The first shows are already played...so be prepared for an unbelievable death-metal-voice."

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Equilibrium Comments On Heidenfest Tour

German folk metal act Equilibrium has issued the following statement about the band's appearance on the Heidentfest 2010 tour:

"Home again! Heidenfest 2010 is over and we thank all bands, everyone involved and all fans who made this tour unforgettable for us! Who missed to get one of our limited 'Rekrea-Tour 2010'-shirts can order it in our shop now! Or you simply come to the Helion Festival (October 23rd in Munich/Backstage) where our last show for this year will take place!

"Another good news: We will be on Europe-tour again in January 2011. Under the Neckbreakers Ball Tour we will cruise through the countries together with Kataklysm, Legion of the Damned, Manegarm and Milking the Goatmachine!"

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Defeated Sanity Issues Band Update

Defeated Sanity has checked in with the following update about the band's activity:

"Wolfgang Teske Tribute Concert! Lille will be stepping in for Wolfgang Teske for at least these two gigs of his old band Neue Aera. Anyone who might be near and interested in Wolf's (and Lille's) Jazzrock side should come out to one of the shows: 5. November, Berlin "Ex'n'Pop," 6. November, Berlin "Columbia Club" support für Kraan

"In DS related news, a) there are 2 new complete songs and 3 more in advanced status. b) expect a tab for guitar, bass, drums and vocals for the song Blissfully Exsanguinated c) DvD with live footage (from all epochs!!), studio footage and other scenes is being planned right now d) expect new merch soon."

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Avenged Sevenfold Thanks Brazilian Fans

Avenged Sevenfold has checked in with the following brief message thanking the band's Brazilian fans:

"To our fans in Brazil thank you so much for welcoming back to your great country. We could hear you all chanting our name all day between bands and you made us feel at home. We cannot wait to come back. Much Love and Respect."

You can also catch Avenged Sevenfold live on the following dates: More...

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Battlesoul Signs To CDN Records

Battlesoul has signed a record deal with CDN records for the release of the band's new album "Lay Down Thy Burdens." CDN records commented on the signing:

"Battlesoul blew us away with their brand of melodic death/thrash mixed with Celtic themes Battlesoul will be a priority over the next 8-12 months including our first downloadable CD on the CDN Records site. Pre orders will also be taken soon on the CDN records site and The End Records site CD and shirt bundles, stickers, buttons etc. Battlesoul joins an already impressive roster at CDN records, with new cd's scheduled from Shinje, Mortify, Wicked Angel in 2011"

The band also commented: "Battlesoul is proud to be part of the CDN roster. With this we hope to gain exposure with our debut release 'Lay Down thy Burdens' which will be released late fall 2010. For now enjoy the trailer from the album and the track 'Signal the Storm' at this location."

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Silenoz Checks In With Road Report

Dimmu Borgir's Silenoz has checked in with the following road report from the band's current European tour:

"Suomi Finland Perkele! After a rather quiet and almost pleasant ferry ride from Sweden over to Finland we are now approaching our last few shows on the European leg of the Darkness Reborn Tour, also appropriately dubbed Darkest Reborn Ever after the Prague incident.

"However, let's not go into details! Feels pretty weird that this first part of the tour has almost come to an end, it's been great fun and we have had some really awesome shows and the crowds have been nothing but amazing! Tonight's sold out show here in Tampere was another proof of that with 1500 devoted fans raging, simply incredible! Playing Finland once again reminds us of why we always keep coming back and why we share a special bond since the very first time we played here - thank you!

"Touring with the Enslaved and Sahg guys has been a real pleasure and it makes us proud and content to be around such professional musicians and share the experience but also the fact that both bands kick serious ass every night! More...

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Melechesh Posts New Album Break Down

Guitarist/vocalist Ashmedi of Mesopotamian blackened thrash act Melechesh has issued the first of several track by track explanations of songs from the band's forthcoming album. "The Epigenesis" will be released on October 1st in Europe and on October 26th in North America via Nuclear Blast Records. Ashmedi commented on the first two songs:

"1. Ghouls Of Nineveh: This song is a statement on how one riff can be effective and devastating! It is very powerful and live it is neck breaking. The song itself revolved around a singular riff, very non cliché to extreme metal. Some people expected a conformist start for the album, i.e. a faster song and we rejected the idea. This song sets the mood for a multi faceted album. This song is almost like a hymn. ‘Ghouls of Nineveh’ revolves around Assyrian/Mesopotamian deities, who are the Annunaki.

"Some of the brass bells you hear are a result of a pestle and mortar I found in my childhood house in Jerusalem when I went for a visit. The brass pestle and mortar was in my house as far as I can recall, yet this time when I was there in 2009, I experimented with it and the sound was bright. Better than any bell I know of. So I confiscated it and used it on the album as a percussive instrument! The final guitar lead was improvised on the spot and the piano cosmetic lead was split between Reuben the engineer and myself. This Fazioli Grand piano cost as much as a house in some parts of the USA ($120,000), so I was slightly careful with it! More...

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Karl Sanders Offering Guitar Lessons On Tour

Karl Sanders of Nile will be offering guitar lessons for players of all levels across the U.S. during the upcoming 2010 Fall Nile tour with Roman-themed Ex Deo, Tasmanian tech-death band Psycroptic, Norwegian extreme metallers Keep of Kalessin and brutal death grind act Pathology. Each session will be a half-hour individual lesson for $50. E-mail NileGuitarLessons@gmail.com to sign up. The lessons are available during the band's tour on the following dates:

10/31 - Volume 11 - Raleigh, NC
11/01 - Headliner's Music Hall - Louisville, KY
11/02 - Sonar - Baltimore, MD
11/03 - Crazy Donkey - Farmingdale, NY
11/04 - Rocko's - Manchester, NH
11/05 - Club Hell - Providence, RI
11/06 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
11/07 - Blondie's - Detroit, MI
11/08 - Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL
11/09 - Station 4 - St. Paul, MN
11/12 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA
11/13 - Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR
11/14 - Slim's - San Francisco, CA
11/15 - Ramona Mainstage - Ramona, CA
11/16 - Key Club - Los Angeles, CA
11/17 - U.B.'s Bar - Mesa, AZ
11/18 - The Rock - Tucson, AZ
11/20 - Emo's - Austin, TX
11/21 - The Warsaw - Houston, TX
11/23 - Club Firestone - Orlando, FL
11/24 - Culture Room - Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Saattue Announces New Drummer

Finland's Saattue has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new drummer:

"Saattue has a new drummer. M. Ahlstén decided to leave the group after being a member of Saattue for five years and being responsible for recording drums for both of the band’s albums, Jäähyvästi (2006) and Vuoroveri (2009).

"The new drummer is S. Köykkä, formerly a member of Finnish funeral doom metal band Colosseum. Saattue gives a big thank you to Mikael and welcomes Sameli in."

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Shadows Fall Announces New York City Show

Shadows Fall has issued the following announcement about performing a New York City show at the Santos Party House:

"Shadows Fall is pleased to announce their first and only New York City performance this year, taking place at Santos Party House on December 18th, 2010. Santos Party House is an intimate venue, so this particular show should not be missed by any metal fan! A limited amount of pre-sale tickets will be available to fans beginning today at 3pm ET.

"The pre-sale tickets include a special commemorative show laminate, and the first 30 people in line on the day of show that purchased tickets through the special pre-sale will be invited to a pre-show to hang out with the band! Act now and don’t miss this awesome opportunity! Purchase your tickets here!"

Shadows Fall will also be releasing the "Madness in Manila" live CD/DVD set on October 25th, 2010. The CD's track listing is as follows: More...

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Slayer Posts New Jagermeister Tour Video

Slayer has posted a third Jagermeister tour video clip online, which can be viewed below.

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Sorrowful Angels Parts Ways With Vocalist

Greek metal band Sorrowful Angels has issued the following message regarding the departure of their vocalist Kostas katikos:

"We would like to inform you that Sorrowful Angels are parting ways with their singer, Kostas Katikos, after accepting his request to leave the band for personal reasons."

"Sorrowful Angels wish to retain their current lineup, so singing duties will be taken by Dion (Guitars/Vocals)"

"The band right now is reforming but very soon will be back with a new record. Kostas last gigs with the band will be at Belgium, on the 5th and 6th"

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Lineup Announced For Anti-Christ Mass XIII

The Anti-Christ Mass XIII festival is set to take place on Saturday, December 18, 2010 in Houston, Texas. The currently announced lineup is as follows:

Teratism
Hod
Morbus 666
Uncleansed
Death Rites 666
Funeral Rites
Cronophage
Nemontemi
Cerebral Rot
Venomous Supremacy
Sculpting Atrocity
Spectral Manifest
Bound in Flesh

The details of the show are as follows: More...

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Will Killmore To Begin Pre-Production on New Album

Clifton, New Jersey's Will Killmore are heading back into the studio to begin pre-production on their still untitled full length follow up. With only three more shows scheduled for October, Will Killmore plans on taking time off from playing live to focus on the recording process of the new record.

Guitarist James Digangi comments, "We wanted to make sure the band was doing the right thing and going about the recording process in the most appropriate manor this time around. Our focus now unlike the last recording is to put all of the band's energy into the studio and nothing else."

With Will Killmore self-producing the follow up to their 2010 EP, the band has been hard at work writing, preparing, and introducing some of the material to audiences across the east coast. More...

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Verjnuarmu Uploads New Single

"Lohuton," the third album from Finnish metal band Verjnuarmu, is set to be released on October 27th through Osasto-A Records. Verjnuarmu has now posted the first single from the album, titled "Turja," online via the band's MySpace page. The track listing is as follows:

1. Turja
2. Kuvajaenen
3. Luutarha
4. Paha paemenen puvussa
5. Lohuton
6. Pirun saana
7. Ualtoen viemät
8. Korvo
9. Sysisyvän
10. Vetteinen

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Generichrist Announces New Drummer

Tampa, Florida thrash/death metal band GENERICHRIST has announced the addition of drummer Robert Egnacheski (aka Bee Jay) to the band. Robert has been involved in Pittsburgh's ON THE OUTSIDE and his brainchild Experimental Metal band PRISONERS ON EARTH. GENERICHRIST has had several member changes since their birth in 2002.

GENERICHRIST has also announced that their new "EP" is on the way is titled "Strangulation Of A Twisted Mind "and will be out on our Asian label" AreaDeath productions at the years end and will feature guest appearances by Horror Icon Bill Moseley. It will also feature the artwork of Mark Cooper who has handled the bands cover art since their first German Release on Metal Fighters Records.

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Soen Streaming New Song

Soen, the new band featuring Martin Lopez (Opeth) and Steve DiGiorgio (Testament, Charred Walls of the Damned, Iced Earth, Autopsy, etc.), is currently streaming a new song online. The new track 'Fraccions," along with the previously uploaded "Slithering," can be heard via the Soen MySpace page.

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Abalam Checks In With Band Update

Abalam has checked in with the following update about the band's activity and the release of "Thy Eternal Sin:"

"The limited edition run of the ‘physical copies’ of THY ETERNAL SIN were claimed inside the first 24 hours of its release. They will be dropping through your letterboxes within the next 14 days depending on where you are in the world. We shall rerelease the album in a ‘physical’ form later in the year (with extra tracks). Details of this release will follow.

"Abalam are already writing and recording the second installment of ‘Blackened Sickness’ and this will be released in 2011. 2011 will also see the band perform ‘live’ for the first time. UK dates are being prepared. We thank you most humbly for your continued support. And it was with some astonishment at how quickly the copies were claimed. An electronic version is still available. Send your e mail details and we will forward you the album in the aforementioned format.

"In response to the recent (and not so recent) attacks on Abalam by so called ‘Christian’ groups/individuals. To those we have chosen not to answer direct we would say this. We are happy to have provoked a reaction from you! The Black Metal hordes are vast and grow by each breath with eternal strength. The ways of Old are returning. We shall not be stopped by your threats. All Hails to our Heathen Brothers and Sisters. Ave Satanas!"

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Amaranthe Posts More Studio Videos

Amaranthe has posted several new video clips online from the band's time recording it's debut album at Hansen Studios in Denmark. Part 2 in the series can be found below, while parts 3 and 4 are available after the jump.

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Black Tusk Updates Tour Schedule With Crowbar

Black Tusk is set to join New Orleans, LA sludge act Crowbar on a three-week U.S. tour starting in late November. This tour will kick-off on November 27th in Black Tusk’s hometown of Savannah, GA and conclude in mid-December in Dallas, TX. The upcoming Black Tusk tour dates are as follows:

10/29 Gainesville, FL 8 Seconds (The Fest 9)
***All dates from 11/27 thru 12/17 w/ Crowbar***
11/27 Savannah, GA The Jinx Nightclub
11/28 Jacksonville, FL The Pit
11/29 Atlanta, GA The Drunken Unicorn
11/30 Raleigh, NC Volume 11
12/1 Charleston, SC Jimbo’s Rock Lounge
12/2 Charlotte, NC The Casbah @ Tremont Music Hall
12/4 Trenton, NJ Championship Bar and Grille
12/5 New York, NY Santo’s Party House
12/6 Philadelphia, PA The Barbary
12/7 Providence, RI Club Hell
12/8 Cambridge, MA Middle East
12/9 Niagara Falls, NY Evening Star Music Hall
12/10 Columbus, OH Ravari Room
12/11 Chicago, IL Reggie’s Rock Club
12/12 St. Louis, MO Fubar
12/13 Memphis, TN Hi Tone
12/14 Little Rock, AR Downtown Music
12/15 Tulsa, OK The Marquee Theater
12/16 Amarillo, TX El Cien
12/17 Dallas, TX Trees

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Darkwater Cancels ProgPower Russia Appearance

Darkwater has issued the following announcement about canceling the band's previously scheduled appearance at the ProgPower Russia festival:

"We are truly sorry to say that we will not be able to play Progpower Russia. We've had some trouble getting the visas needed for us to go to Russia, and since it all has taken longer than we expected we will not receive the visas in time.

"Playing Progpower Russia was something we were really looking forward to, so this feels very sad for us all. We really hope that we'll get a chance soon again to play in Russia and meeting you all!"

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Godhate Posts Performance Footage

Godhate has posted a video clip online from the band's performance in Karlstad Sweden in May 2010, which can be viewed below, as well as a clip from a 1999 show, which can be found after the jump.

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Hevein To Enter The Studio To Record EP

Hevein will soon be entering Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki Finland to begin recording 4 new tracks. The band is still without a record deal and has decided to wait no longer and self-finance the new recordings. The band hopes that the songs will be recorded, mixed and mastered by March 2011.

These four new songs will be sold as a digital EP and the money will be used to finance future sessions at Sonic Pump to record the rest of the album.

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Supreme Pain Recruits New Drummer

Dutch death metallers Supreme Pain have issued the following announcement about recruiting a new drummer:

"Our drummer Toep Duin decided to quit Supreme Pain because of personal issues he needed to arrange. And because of that he could not combine that with playing in Supreme Pain. It is sad, but we understand his decision and wish him all the best for the future. We had a kick ass time together and also shredded some sick gigs.

"The last gig with Toep behind the kit was at Turock, Essen, Germany. 2 vids of this gig are on Supreme Pain myspace and youtube channel, so check them out! Toep take care and we see each other somewhere around.

"The new drum machine for the Supreme Pain brutality will be Paul Beltman. He is former Sinister drummer and also he played the drums for Fondlecorpse, Infinited Hate and Weapons To Hunt. Also he was playing a couple of years in Judgement Day. So a very experienced and very skilled drummer. Paul is a very cool guy and it's great he is now behind the kit in Supreme Pain. More...

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Phantasma Announces New Album Details

Slovakian blackened death metal at Phantasma is set to release its 5th full-length album "Book of Phantasma" on October 31st in the U.S. and and October 25th in the U.K. via Apocrypha Records. John MacMurphy, who manages Apocrypha Records, commented: “Much like Alternativa 666, their first release with us, Book of Phantasma continues to impress with its the dark melodies over technical brutal riffs. These guys really perfected their own modern take on the Blackened Death Metal genre."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Prophet
2. Riders
3. Warrior
4. Dragon
5. Menagerie
6. King
7. Ave Satanas 5
8. Madness
9. Execution
10. Revenge
11. Destroyed, Cause He Believed

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Omission Finishes New Album

Spain's Omission has issued the following update about finishing the recording of a new album:

"Just to let you know that the new Omission record is done. Once again all recordings were done in the WolfPack Studios with the help of Ivan. All recordings and mixings are done. Dani from the mighty Rancor screamed a bit on this 2nd blasphemy. Willy from SteelHorse made an amazing solo work in one track. Cover and layout are done: LEATHER, SEX, BULLETS AND SPIKES

"We are pending on Xtreem music for the release, possibly the CD will be out in January and the vinyl version a bit later, a tape will also be release possibly by WarProductions...but we'll never know, to many people involved, manufacturers etc. Still searching for a permanent drummer. Cheers you Maniacs."

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Anchony Seeking New Vocalist

Germany's Anchony has issued the following announcement about seeking a new vocalist: "Singers wanted! After our old front man Alex left the band in early 2010 for professional reasons, is now his successor, Marco already got out again. Therefore, we are again looking for someone who wants to stand in the future with us on stage! Interested contact us at band@anchony.de." You can check out Anchony's music via the band's MySpace page.

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Bethlehem Comments On New Mini-Album

Bethlehem has issued the following statement about the band's new mini-album "Stoenkfitzchen:"

"A creative, unique, individual and exclusive product that really sounds like nothing else out there. A traditional blend of Dark Metal which has an 'industrial metal' feel with modern moments and sullen atmospheres. One can tell hours and hours was spent making this release. Kvarforth from Shining goes mental again on main vocals. This release will be a great way to bring the Bethlehem into 2010 and beyond."

You can also hear the new song "Kalt regelt ab die Krankgeburt" via the Bethlehem MySpace page.

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Destrage Posts "Jade's Place" Video

Italy's Destrage has posted a music video online for the song "Jade's Place," which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the video: "Hey there! Enjoy our first video from 'The King Is Fat'N'Old.' Believe us...it's really insane! More videos are coming! So stay tune, fat'n'old. Cheers."

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Eternal Reign Posts Photos From Video Shoot

Germany's Eternal Reign recently shot a music video for the track "The Beast Within." The band has now checked in with the following brief update about posting photos online from the video shoot: "Hello Folks! We have some pics from our video production for 'The Beast Within' online! Check it out!"

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Zavod Streaming New Songs

Swedish industrial metal act Zavod has posted two new songs online. The tracks "We Rust" and "?? ??? ???," which are both off the band's upcoming full-length album, can be heard via the Zavod MySpace profile. Additional details on the album's release and track listing will be announced as they are made available.

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LLVME Announces New Bassist

Spanish black/folk metal act LLVME has issued the following brief announcement about recruiting a new bassist: "New bass player! Huevo, singer of the folk metal band Kritter, is our new bass player. In a few days, we are going to announce our new and definitive line up." You can also check out the band's music via the LLVME MySpace page.

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