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Metal News for October 18, 2009

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21 news articles posted on this day.

Ahoora Reveals New Album Tracklisting and Single

Iranian metal band Ahoora has revealed the tracklisting for their upcoming third album, "Awkward Diary:"

Masks & Balefires
Nervous Ghost
Drizzle Knight
Crimson Baby
Perfect Day
Free As a Man
Out of the Past

The band has also announced the release of the first single, “Crimson Baby,” for download beginning October 26.

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Bloodstone Posts New Song Online

The Kuwaiti metal band BloodStone has released a new song titled "Falling Asleep" on thier MySpace page. Check it out along with their other song on their player, "Another Day."

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Dark Tranquillity To Play Baten Cruise

Dark Tranquillity has announced that they will be appearing at the 2010 Close-Up Båten Cruise. The cruise takes place on February 25-26. A video of Dark Tranquillity performing the song "Focus Shift" at the 2007 Båten Cruise can be viewed below. More...

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Syrach Issues Tour Recap

Norwegian doom metallers Syrach have issued the following road report:

"...and now the end is here, and so we faced the final curtain... (for now, that is!)

"The Pentagram / Trouble tour is now over, and I must admit that we had a blast! Every night was superb in it's own unique way. The organizers, venues, Trouble, Pentagram, the Crew and most important THE AUDIENCE was fantastic all through the tour. We made a great deal of new friends and also got the time to meet some old ones again, that we hadn't seen for years (yes Will, you!) and hopefully made us a couple of new fans. It seemed that most people liked our stuff, even though we were bit on the side from the other bands. We will post some pictures from the tour in our picture section over the next few weeks, but right now things are a bit hectic, and we need to focus on some personal stuff and to find our Italian guitarist a place to stay and some work. because we really want him to stay. you who got the fortune to see him live, may understand ;-) We will be back soon and hope to do some more european shows soon, because touring is after all, the best thing about being in a band.

"Our regards goes out to the people we met. all the guys from Trouble! Shane and Corey: you looked great in your new shirts ;-) Pentagram ( thanx for lending me your OD-1 Russ, and no Mark, you will never beat the Italian Stallion in Basket...) The Crew (Robo, Joey, Mr.Burns), Tour Manager and merch bunny Lotje

"We salute you all!"

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Naer Mataron Comments On Canceled Bolivian Show

Greek black metal band Naer Mataron has issued the following statement about canceling their Bolivian tour date:

"Bolivian Show canceled. Unfortunately Naer Mataron could not make it in time to Bolivia for the scheduled show due to extended problems at the borders in Piuno, Peru. All the roads leading to the border were closed in some kind of protest, making it impossible for anyone to cross to Bolivia. It is important to notice that the band is not responsible at all for this incident and struggled to arrive at the venue even at the last moment, after 50 hours of travelling. Naer Mataron greet in the sign of the horns the black metal warriors of Bolivia and wish to return for another show."

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Sunday Old School: Blue Cheer

Given that Blue Cheer frontman Dickie Peterson sadly passed away last Monday, it seemed only fitting that this week's edition of Sunday Old School take a look at the band. Blue Cheer began in 1966 and took their name from a brand of LSD which was promoted by former Grateful Dead frontman, Owsley Stanley. The band was managed by a former Hell's Angel. Blue Cheer scored a hit single with their cover of the Eddie Cochran classic, "Summertime Blues," which peaked at number 14 on the Billboard singles chart. The debut album, "Vincebus Eruptus" from which the song was from, also entered the Billboard album charts at number 11.

Over the years the band split up and reformed several times, but left a lasting influence on rock and metal music and have been cited by many as one of the inspirations behind punk rock, stoner rock, doom metal and grunge. You can check out some videos below of Blue Cheer, the band that was described by The Doors frontman Jim Morrison as "The single most powerful band I've ever seen."

Blue Cheer - "Summertime Blues"

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Abgott to Support Chthonic Live This Halloween

It has recently been announced that Abgott will be "trick or treating" live with Chthonic live this Halloween at the Relentless Garage, Highbury and Islington.

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Massive Assault Recruits New Drummer

Dutch metallers Massive Assault have issued the following update about recruiting a new drumme:

"Some news, Michel, Henke & Jerome are out of Massive Assault, all of them had serious shortcoming investing time at the end. Michel, Henke & Jerome decided by theirself to quit, also because their situation will not change for Massive Assault in respectable period of time. We wish Michel, Jerome and Henke all the luck in this world and respect their decision.

"Now the good news: We are very happy to tell you that we have already a new drummer. His name is Gideon who also handles the drums for Hammer of Justice. Our new drummer already played drums in Massive Assault in the past, with both Fredde and Jos. So we are familiar with this freak.

"We had a bassist on audition last week, and we have good hope that he can handle the tunes the alcohol the groove and our ridiculous sense of humor. More about that later.

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Tiamat Updates Tour Schedule

Sweden's Tiamat have updated their November tour schedule with the following string of dates:

11/7 Cafe Iguana Monterrey
11/8 Circo Volador Mexico City
11/10 Teatro Municipal De Valencia Valencia
11/11 Metropol Bogota
11/12 Teatro 24 De Mayo Quito
11/14 Teatro Teleton Santiago
11/15 Teatro Colegiales Buenos Aires
11/17 Carioca Club Sao Paulo

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Cacotopia Streaming Entire Demo Online

Illinois metallers Cacotopia have posted their entire new untitled demo album online for previewing. The five demo tracks can be heard at the band's MySpace page. The track listing for the demo is as follows:

1. Aftermath Of Armageddon
2. Disillusionment
3. In The Asylum
4. Embodiment Of Evil
5. From Man To Demon

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Aegrotum Streaming "Thy Perdition Manifest" Online

German black metal act Aegrotum is currently streaming the song "Thy Perdition Manifest" online at their official MySpace page. The track is off the band's recent demo "Moloch."

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Inmoria Announces Halloween Show

Swedish metallers Inmoria have announced that they will be playing a Halloween show at Nightclub Tranan in Bollnas, Sweden on October 31st. Samples of Inmoria's music can be found at their official MySpace page. Inmoria also recently finished filming a new music video for the song "In My Dreams," which is expected to be released soon.

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Cannon Parts Ways With Drummer

Germany's Cannon has announced that they have parted ways with drummer Arnd Lorenz. Cannon has also canceled all of their upcoming live shows due to the split. The band is currently working on recording a new album which is set to be released at the end of 2010.

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Delain Posts "Stay Forever" Music Video

Dutch female fronted band Delain has posted a music video online for the song "Stay Forever." The video clip can be viewed below. "Stay Forever" is from Delain's most recent album "April Rain." More...

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Hatchet Dawn Posts Melbourne Gig Footage

Hatchet Dawn has posted a video clip online of their time in Melbourne at the Festival Hall on Sunday, October 11th. The video clip can be viewed below. Hatchet Dawn still has the following upcoming tour dates:

11/2 The Hi-Fi Bar & Ballroom Melbourne, Victoria
11/27 The Loft Warrnambool, Victoria
12/12 METAL MEYHEM - The Palace Hotel Camberwell, Victoria More...

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Hollenthon Cancels Paris Tour Date

Austrian metallers Hollenthon have announced that their previously confirmed tour date in Paris on November 2nd has been canceled by the local promoter. You can still catch Hollenthon live on the following tour dates:

10/23 Atak NL,Enschede
10/24 Turock DE,Essen
10/25 Mezz NL,Breda
10/26 Landespavillion DE, Stuttgart
10/27 Z7 CH, Pratteln
10/28 Club 71 IT, Milano
10/30 Sala Mephisto ES, Barcelona
10/31 Sala Ritmo y Compas ES, Madrid
11/1 Jimmy Jazz Club ES, Vitoria-Gasteiz
11/4 Sägewerk DE, Neukirchen
11/5 JUZ B58 DE, Braunschweig
11/6 Aalborg Metal Fest DK, Aalborg
11/7 Roxys DE, Flensburg
11/8 Steinbruch Theater DE, Mühltal bei Darmstadt
11/9 Werkstatt DE, Köln
11/10 Biebob BE, Vosselaar
11/11 Club Cäsar DE, Neunkirchen
11/12 Rockhouse AT, Salzburg
11/13 Kwadrat AT, Klagenfurt
11/14 Backstage DE, München
12/19 Frostrock BE,Kuurne

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It Dies Today Canceling Canadian Tour Dates

It Dies Today has issued the following announcement about canceling their Canadian tour dates:

"Hey first off we want to apologize that we're not able to make our 3 Canadian dates in Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa. Our fill in drummer John tore a ligament in his right shoulder last night after the Buffalo show. We promise to make up these shows as soon as we can. Once again from the bottom of our hearts we apologize! We love Canada and you guys always support us 100%, so it's killing us not to be there the next 3 days. See you guys soon."

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My Darkest Time To Release New Material

Zarko Atanasov of Christian metal act My Darkest Time has issued the following update about releasing new material:

"Two new albums recorded this year: The first one 'My Thoughts' will be the first album released on CD through Open Grave Records, the style is doom/death metal, all keys, symphonies, female vocals, etc. from the previous demo album will not appear on these albums, symphonic doom/gothic style is replaced into Wipe Away project.

"The second album it's named 'Shun Evil' it's extreme metal album, every song has new and different concept... Also will be one more song with Carlos(Exousia) on solo guitar, some songs with previous female vocalists... etc. Some new songs from the upcoming albums are uploaded on the player."

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Jourgesen Pays Tribute To Paul Raven w/ New Song

More details have come to light regarding the collaboration between Al Jourgensen and guitarist Mark Thwaite (Mission UK, Peter Murphy, Tricky, Mob Research) that was previously reported. Both long-time friends of and collaborators of the late Killing Joke/Ministry bassist Paul Raven, Jourgensen and Thwaite joined forces to create the song "It's Always Christmas Time."

This new track will be released in the near future as a digital download, but in honor of the memory of Paul Raven, 13th Planet will preview the entire track for one day only on October 20th, 2009, the second anniversary of Raven's death. You can listen to the track for 24 hours only on Ministry’s Myspace page.

A new video collage of Paul Raven’s life by long-time friend, Dean Karr has been posted on the Paul Raven Tribute page, 13th Planet Youtube and other related sites. In further tribute to our fallen comrade this video collage will be screened before RevCo’s performance October 20th in Jacksonville, FL on the LubricaTour.

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Methusalem Posts New Song Online

Dutch metal band METHUSALEM has posted a new song from their upcoming album "Unite and Conquer" online for streaming on their MySpace player. "Unite and Conquer" will be out soon.

The band also has a couple of upcoming shows:

Oct 30 2009 - Barbaars! | Poppodium Romein | Methusalem, Freedom Call, Wizard, Cloven Hoof (try-out show) Leeuwarden, NL
Nov 28 2009 - World Trade Center (WTC) Leeuwarden, NL

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Howl Announces Shows with Eyehategod

HOWL has announced a handful of east coast shows with EYEHATEGOD for late October. HOWL has also been confirmed for the Relapse Records / BrooklynVegan-BBG CMJ showcase show on October 23rd along with MISERY INDEX, REVOCATION, BLACK ANVIL and more. A listing of confirmed HOWL tour dates are as follows:

October 23 New York, NY Fontana’s (as part of Relapse / BrooklynVegan – BBG CMJ Showcase)
October 25 Cambridge, MA Middle East (w/ EYEHATEGOD, GOATWHORE, more)

In related news, HOWL’s recently reissued self-titled, debut EP is currently streaming online now via the band’s MySpace page. The EP is available now as a limited edition digipack at this location.

As previously reported, HOWL is in the final stages of writing for their first proper full-length album. The quartet will enter the studio in December 2009 for a spring 2010 release date via Relapse.

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