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Metal News for October 19, 2010

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47 news articles posted on this day.

Win A Trip To Party with Escape The Fate In L.A.

Escape The Fate is holding a sweepstakes to give away a round trip for two to party with them at their CD release show. They're releasing their new self-titled album on November 2nd and the party will be on November 3rd at Crazy Girls strip club in Hollywood, CA.

One winner will win a round trip airfare for two to Los Angeles, CA, hotel accommodations, and VIP access to the private party.

Enter now - the contest ends on October 20th!

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Bret Michaels Life As I Know It Episode 1

VH1 has once again teamed up with Bret Michaels a new show titled Life As I Know It. Originally scheduled to start in the Summer (there was a pilot episode in early Spring where we got to watch Bret take several naps), the show was delayed due to Bret’s health issues. Given the circumstances VH1 scrapped the previous taped footage and started after Bret was out of the hospital. More...

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We Came As Romans Announce Headline Tour

Detroit metalcore act We Came As Romans have announced the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of the United States. Support on the trek will come from The Word Alive, Woe Is Me and Texas In July. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

We Came As Romans headline tour dates:
01/06 Pontiac, MI – The Eagle Theater
01/07 Chicago, IL – The Bottom Lounge
01/08 St. Paul, MN – Station 4
01/10 Denver, CO – The Marquis Theatre
01/11 Salt Lake City – The Complex
01/13 West Hollywood, CA – Key Club
01/14 Pomona, CA – The Glass House
01/15 San Diego, CA – SOMA
01/16 Tempe, AZ – The Clubhouse
01/18 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
01/19 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
01/20 Corpus Christi, TX – House Of Rock
01/21 Dallas, TX – Trees
01/22 Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre*
01/23 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
01/24 Jacksonville Beach, FL – Freebird Café
01/25 Pompano Beach, FL – Rocketown
01/26 St. Petersburg, FL – The State Theatre
01/28 Augusta, GA – Sector 7G
01/29 Richmond, VA – The Hat Factory
01/30 Baltimore, MD – Sonar
01/31 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre*
02/01 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony*
02/02 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance*
02/03 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
02/04 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
02/05 Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock
02/07 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
02/08 Covington, KY – The Madhatter
02/09 Nashville, TN – Rocketown
02/10 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
02/11 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection*

* = The Word Alive will not appear

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Apocalyptica Announces New U.S. Tour Dates

Finnish hard rock/cello metal act Apocalyptica has revealed the dates for its forthcoming tour of the United States. The band are currently on tour to promite its latest studio album "7th Symphony." You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

Nov. 25 - Orlando, FL - House Of Blues
Nov. 26 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
Nov. 27 - Tampa, FL - Ritz Ybor
Nov. 29 - Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre
Nov. 30 - Flint, MI - The Machine Shop
Dec. 04 - Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights
Dec. 05 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
Dec. 06 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock Cafe
Dec. 07 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
Dec. 08 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Dec. 09 - Richmond, VA - The National
Dec. 10 - Greenville, SC - The Handlebar
Dec. 12 - Knoxville, TN - Valarium
Dec. 13 - Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom
Dec. 14 - New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues
Dec. 15 - Houston, TX - House Of Blues
Dec. 16 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
Dec. 17 - Dallas, TX - House Of Blues
Dec. 18 - Corpus Christi, TX - House Of Rock

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Thomas Youngblood Discusses New Album And Tour

U.S. based power metal act Kamelot has had a run of mixed luck lately. Kamelot has seen some of the band's highest chart positions ever with the new album "Poetry for the Poisoned," but also had to cancel a North American tour due to the health issues of vocalist Roy Khan. After the cancellation of the tour, I spoke with guitarist Thomas Youngblood about the new album and what the band has planned for the future.

Commenting on how the new album advances Kamelot's sound, Thomas said, "I guess you could say, in my opinion, the new record is a bit more progressive and maybe more diverse. It’s another Kamelot album, another step in the direction we want to go in. With this album the direction we wanted to go was a little more progressive and darker. I think we achieved that." He also discussed the band's brief attempt at continuing the ill fated tour with Circus Maximus vocalist Michael Eriksen and working with Elize Ryd of Amaranthe. More...

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Fleshwrought Releasing Vinyl Printed In Blood

California's Fleshwrought has announced a new vinyl is being released that is being printed with guitarist Navene Koperweis's own blood. A full description of the blood printing process and images from the new release can be found at this location. You can also check out the band's music via the Fleshwrought MySpace profile.

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Woods Of Ypres Signs To Earache

Earache Records has checked in with the following announcement about signing a record deal with Woods of Ypres:

"Earache Records is proud to announce the worldwide signing of the Canadian cult metal act, Woods of Ypres. Formed in 2002, Woods of Ypres have earned critical acclaim for their ever-evolving, envelope-pushing mix of blackened doom metal. Most often compared to bands such as Agalloch and Type O Negative, Woods of Ypres toe a thin line between the catchy, the artistic and the extreme to create an unmistakable signature sound.

"With this signing comes controversy. As many may know, Woods of Ypres had previously announced that they were disbanding so why would Earache sign a defunct act? Truth is, the band never really broke up to begin with. Let front man, David Gold explain his side of things."

David Gold commented: "After 8 long years of pushing forward, recording five albums and going on multiple tours as an independent band, we are very proud to announce that we have finally signed Woods of Ypres to Earache Records. To address the rumors (some that we ran with and some that we started ourselves), Woods of Ypres never actually broke up/disbanded/quit/ended, at all. Allow me to explain. More...

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Ross The Boss Posts New Album Teaser Online

Ross The Boss, the side project from former Manowar guitarist Ross Friedman, has posted a new video teaser online for its forthcoming studio album "Hailstorm." "Hailstorm" is set for release on November 1st, 2010 through AFM Records. You can view the video teaser below:

Here is the "Hailstorm" tracklisting:
1. I.A.G. (1:15)
2. Kingdom Arise (4:57)
3. Dead Man's Curve (3:33)
4. Hailstorm (3:52)
5. Burn Alive (4:11)
6. Crom (3:29)
7. Behold The Kingdom (5:28)
8. Great Gods Glorious (3:16)
9. Shining Path (4:36)
10. Among The Ruins (4:30)
11. Empire's Anthem (6:18)

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The Chariot Posts New Music Video Online

Georgia state noise metal act The Chariot has posted its new music video for the track "David De La Hoz" online, courtesy of AbsolutePunk.net. The track is taken from its forthcoming full length album, titled "Long Live." The new CD was produced by long time 'Chariot producer Matt Goldman. "Long Live" is set for release on November 23, 2010 through Good Fight Music.

You can view the video below:

Here is the "Long Live" tracklisting:
1. Evan Perks
2. The Audience
3. Calvin Makenzie
4. The City
5. Andy Sundwall
6. The Earth
7. David De La Hoz
8. The Heavens
9. Robert Rios
10. The King

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The Ocean To Premiere New Song On Friday

German progressive metal act The Ocean and Full Metal Jackie radio will be premiering new music from The Ocean this weekend from Friday until Sunday. You can find details on a radio station near you airing the show at this locaton. Full Metal Jackie's show is featurted on over 30 rock radio stations across the U.S.

The Ocean will be premiering "Heaven TV," the ninth track from "Anthropocentric" - the upcoming full-length from German progressive/atmospheric metal enigmas The Ocean. "Anthropocentric" is set for a North American release on November 9 through Metal Blade Records. "Anthropocentric" serves as part two of the concept explored on the band's well-received "Heliocentric" full length, released this past spring.

The concept at the base of both offerings is a critique of Christianity from varying philosophical and personal perspectives. Both records were recorded in the mountainous isolation of La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, the highest elevated city in Europe, and recorded and mixed by their house sound engineer Julien Fehlmann.

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In The Midst of Lions Posts New Music Video Online

Christian deathcore act In The Midst of Lions has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "The Machine" which appears on the band's 2010 release "The Hearts Of Man." "The Hearts Of Man" was released on August 3rd, 2010 through Facedown Records.

You can view the video below:

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Gwar Video Interview Posted Online

A new video interview has been posted online between Gwar frontman Oderus Urungus and Montreal, Canada's MusikUniverse.net. Gwar are preparing to release its 12th studio album, "GWAR's Bloody Pit Of Horror," on November 9, 2010 through Metal Blade Records.

You can can take a look at the video interview below:

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Becoming the Archetype Announces New Tour Dates

Christian progressive death metal act Becoming the Archetype has announced the dates for its forthcoming U.S. tour, set to take place throughout the month of December. Other bands scheduled to perform on the bill include Living Sacrifice, The Showdown, To Speak Of Wolves and As They Sleep. The cities, dates and venues can be found below:

12/02 Yucca Valley, CA – Joshua Springs Chapel
12/03 Ventura, CA – Epic Ventura
12/04 Petaluma, CA – The Phoenix Theater
12/05 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
12/06 Canoga Park, CA – Cobalt Cafe
12/07 Mesa, AZ – The Underground
12/08 Albuquerque, NM – Tramway Community
12/10 Dallas, TX – The Door
12/11 Oklahoma City, OK – The Conservatory
12/12 Little Rock, AR – Downtown

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Dark Castle Announces Two Vinyl Releases

At A Loss Recordings has announced two upcoming vinyl releases from Floridian act Dark Castle. At A Loss Recordings commented on the new vinyl releases:

"First up, the vinyl edition of Dark Castle's critically acclaimed 2009 full-length Spirited Migration, which the band has been touring on almost constantly for the past two years. This already behemoth album will be available to the public in massive 180-gram vinyl, the first pressing coming in both opaque ruby red and opaque forest green vinyl. The platters will be available to the public this October 26th, but are shipping via AAL mailorder now. View a photo of the beautiful finished product here.

"The next release from Dark Castgle will also be on wax, in the form of Guardian Of Fire; a one-sided LP bearing the 21+ minute song 'Guardian Of Fire' track on one side, and a complex etching on the B-side. The track was initially recorded before the Spirited Migration sessions but was never finalized or released. Recently the band unearthed the track, took it to engineering magician Sanford Parker (Minsk, Nachtmystium, Rwake) to remix and finalize the track, with Parker contributing some moog and effects to the final version as well. The LP will be available sometime in early 2011; a final release date and album artwork by vocalist/guitarist Stevie Floyd will be announced/posted shortly." More...

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Gwar Album Teaser Available

Richmond, Virginia shock thrashers Gwar has posted a new album teaser online to promote its forthcoming studio album, "Bloody Pit of Horror." The follow up to 2009's "Lust in Space" is set for release on November 9, 2010 through Metal Blade Records. The cover art as well as "Zombies March," the first single from "Bloody Pit of Horror," is available for viewing below.

Gwar kicked off its annual North American tour with The Casualties, Infernaeon and Mobile Deathcamp on October 2, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Titan Streaming New Album Online

Brooklyn, NY’s Titan is streaming the band's Relapse debut "Sweet Dreams" in its entirety online now courtesy of Stereogum.com. "Sweet Dreams" saw its North American release on October 12th, on CD, gatefold LP, and digitally.

"Titan" has announced a record release show in support of "Sweet Dreams" to be held October 24th in Brooklyn, NY at Union Pool. The band's upcoming live shows are as follows:

10/22 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie (w/ ROYAL THUNDER, SERPENT THRONE, SNAKE SUSTAIN)
10/23 Richmond, VA Couch Heaven
10/24 Brooklyn, NY Union Pool (w/ ROYAL THUNDER, LA OTRACINA

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The Swan King Signs To Seventh Rule

The Swan King formed in 2009 by guitarist / vocalist Dallas Thomas (ex-Asschapel), bassist Jamie Drier (ex-Planes Mistaken For Stars) and Chicago native Zafar Musharraf on drums. The Swan King's debut release "Eyes Like Knives" was recorded with Sanford Parker and is due out in spring via Seventh Rule.

The Swan King's current tour dates are as follows:

10/23 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge w/ Pelican + The Life And Times
10/28 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean w/ Planes Mistaken For Stars + Big Science
10/29 - Peoria, IL @ The Brass Rail
10/30 - Nashville, TN @ Springwater w/ Stallion + Symptoms + Superbowl Rocketship
11/9 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle w/ Wolvhammer + Hunters

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Unearth Video Interview Available

A new video interview has been posted online between Unearth frontman Trevor Phipps and Metal Assault. You can view the video interview below:

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Decomposter Posts Studio Footage Online

Finnish death metal act Decomposter has posted new studio footage online featuring the recording of the band's debut full length. Decomposter features Finntroll's Mathias Lillmans and Samuli Ponsimaa and have released one EP, "Futile."

You can check out the studio clip below:

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Devin Townsend Project Performance Footage Online

The Devin Townsend Project and Sick Drummer has posted a new video online featuring live performance footage and drum cam footage taken from the band's current tour. The Devin Townsend Project are on tour to promote its latest album, 2009's "Addicted."

You can view the album below:

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The Faceless Performance Footage Available

Metalinjection.net has uploaded live footage of The Faceless performing in New York City on October 16th, 2010. The video clip can be viewed below.


Click Here To Watch The Video

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Apocalyptica Seeking Fan Images

Apocalyptica has issued the following announcement about seeking fan images for the cover of "7th Symphony:"

"This goes out to all Apocalyptica Fans around the world. Apocalyptica wants YOU to be part of their huge Fan Mosaic. Please participate in 'Mosaic Symphony' with your favourite image. All uploaded fan pictures including yours will create the album cover of '7th Symphony.'

"Connect with thousands of Apocalyptica fans around the globe. You will then receive a printable mosaic for free. To make it easy and safe for all Apocalyptica fans, join in here with your MySpace login. Enjoy! Join in 'Mosaic Symphony' at this location."

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Assassin Signs To SPV Records

German thrash act Assassin has issued the following brief announcement about signing a record deal with SPV records: "Assassin back at SPV! We have signed a deal with our old fellows SPV Germany. They will re-release Upcoming Terror and Interstellar Experience + our new stuff." You can also check out Assassin's music via the band's MySpace page.

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Zoroaster Confirmed For Roadburn Festival

Atlanta, GA's Zoroaster has been confirmed for the upcoming 2011 edition of the Roadburn Festival, which will take place from April 14th - 16th in Tillburg, Holland. Additional details on the 2011 Roadburn Festival can be found at this location. Other confirmed acts include The Gates of Slumber, Candlemass, Wardruna, Acid King, Ramesses, Alcest, and more.

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Download Atreyu's Covers EP For Free

Update: It seems that you have to fill out extensive profile (read: marketing) information to obtain your free downloads. It's a lot - you've been warned.

Guvera.com is currently offering Atreyu's recently announced "Covers of the Damned" EP for free download (free site registration required).

Once again, here's the tracklisting and contributing artist details:

1. Aerosmith’s “Livin’ on the Edge” (Atreyu)
2. Dead Kennedys “Holiday in Cambodia” (Endless Hallway and Travis Miguel of Atreyu)
3. Volbeat’s “Guitar Gangsters and Cadillac Blood” (Atreyu)
4. Thin Lizzy’s “The Boys Are Back in Town” (featuring Atreyu vocalist Alex Varkatzas and guitarists Travis Miguel and Dan Jacobs along with Endless Hallway members Evan MacCarthy and Joe Mullen, Chiodos vocalist Brandon Bolmer, Architects (UK) singer Sam Carter and Blessthefall vocalist Beau Bokan)
5. Deftones “My Own Summer” (Atreyu guitarist Travis Miguel and bassist Mark McKnight with Brandon Bolmer and Tanner Wayne of Chiodos, Sam Carter of Architects (UK) and Jono Evans of Endless Hallway

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Rob Halford Speaks On Gay Teen Suicides

Rob Halford, the lead vocalist of heavy metal icons Judas Priest as well as his own band, Halford, was asked about the recent attention given to homosexual teenagers taking their own lives as a result of homophobic bullying. In the interview with About.com, Halford said:

"I think more than anything, it's a picture of the way life is. You have all this sexting going on, and cyber bullying going on. It's absolutely heartbreaking when people are driven to the point where they are taking their own lives. I'm pleased that talented people like Ellen Degeneres and Neil Patrick Harris are speaking out. They are far more articulate than I am.

"The most imporant thing is to show the love and support that is out there for everybody, whether you're being bullied or not. It's important to look after each other and to nurture each other, especially in your school years. I saw bullying when I was a kid growing up in school. It has always been there. It's a very peculiar thing. It's a shame that it takes horrible tragedies like this to bring the spotlight back on. It has to stay there now. It can't just fizzle out in a couple weeks, like things tend to do in the media.

"Programs need to be installed in schools, or reinforced. Parents need to keep an eye on their kids a little bit more. The social interaction that's available 24 hours a day has to be utilized in a strong, educating, promotional way to let people who are going through those periods of their lives know that there's always somebody you can talk to. Don't feel alone. There's a way we can help each other get through these types of difficulties."

Read the full article at About.com.

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Pit Stories: The Folk Metal Jig Pit

We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week Jeff Black, keyboardist for the Edmonton, Alberta-based progressive metal band Samandriel, sends in a short pit story:

I'm normally not one to mosh, but I have a memory that I am particularily fond of. When I was in Europe in summer 2008 I attended Bloodstock Open Air in the UK. Lots of folk/pagan metal bands were playing that year, such as Tyr, Moonsorrow, Eluveitie and Alestorm. During particularly bouncy segments, people in the crowd would form rings by swinging their arms over each other’s shoulders or locking elbows with one another. They would then proceed to dance, sway, or perform some sort of bastardized jig around the circle. Someone in the circle would then break out, and bum rush the person directly across from them and the mosh pit would begin. This would presumably happen when the riffs got heavier or someone got bored, whichever came first. I never heard a name for it, but I call it a "dance pit" or "jig pit." I've never seen it done in North America, and I secretly miss them. Easily the most fun I've ever had in a mosh pit.

Samandriel released “Awakening” on October 15th of this year. It’s currently available for download at CD Baby. You can check out some of their music on the band’s MySpace page.

Check back every Tuesday for more pit stories.

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Two Secret Sphere Albums To Be Re-Issued

The Secret Sphere albums "The Scent Of Human Desire" and "Heart & Anger" will be re-issued in new digipak editions, each limited to 2000 copies and including a bonus track, via Metal Mind Productions on November 22nd in Europe and January 11th 2011 in the U.S. The track listings for the albums are as follows:

"The Scent Of Human Desire"

1. Rain
2. Still Here
3. 1000 Eyes' Show
4. More Than Simple Emotions
5. Surrounding
6. Desire
7. Virgin Street 69
8. Runaway Train
9. Scent Of A Woman
10. Life Part 1 - Walking Through The Dawn
11. Life Part 2 – Daylight

Bonus Track:
12. Kings Of Metal More...

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Hatebreed Video Interview Available

Vater Percussion has posted up a new video interview with Hatebreed's Matt Byrne, which can be viewed below.

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Imagika Calling It Quits?

UPDATE: Imagika has since removed this message and provided no further information on why it was posted.

San Francisco Bay Area metal act Imagika, which parted ways with vocalist Norman Skinner in September, has now issued the following brief and cryptic statement via MySpace: "R.I.P.
More to come..............." When questioned by a fan what that meant, the band replied "All will be explained soon...." Further details on Imagika's new announcement will be released as they are made available.

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Vicious Rumors Performance Footage Available

Video footage has been posted online of Vicious Rumors performing liveThe Rock Temple in the Netherlands. The first clip can be viewed below, and the rest can be found after the jump.

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Video Interview With Josh Gilbert Available

Truthisscary.com conducted a video interview with As I Lay Dying's Josh Gilbert, which can be viewed below. The interview feature's Josh talking about how the documentary Zeitgeist questioned his bands Christian faith, questions of if 9/11 was an inside job, and Fema death camps.

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Ehnahre Streaming New Album Online

Ehnahre is currently streaming the entire new album "Taming the Cannibals" online via Decibal Magazine. All six tracks off the new album can be heard at this location. The track listing for "Taming the Cannibals" is as follows:

1. The Clatterbones
2. Foehn- (Lullaby)
3. Animals
4. Birth-dues
5. Revelation and Decline
6. Birth

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Escapetor Recording New Songs

Norway's Escapetor has issued the following update about recording new material:

"We are slowly making progress in the studio. Just finalized recordings of 3 new songs, which will be announced and presented properly as soon as mixing, mastering, cover-art etc is finalized. Why just 3 songs? This is a pre-release, a teaser, for the upcoming GREAT next release. Which has been a little delayed due to things happening the past 6 months. Like having a new member in the band etc. We are creating new songs, rehearsing and trying to figure out what & where Escapetor will be for the next major release.

"A bit of added truth to the statement about 3 new songs: none of them are really new. One is from back in 2001, from an early Escapetor demo. Another song was actually released on the infamous 'Moments' release Escapetor made back in 2005. This song is haunting us every live-show we do. (Avid fans will by this statement figure out which song it is…) And the 3rd song is from 1969. Yes, a cover-song! It had to happen sooner or later? The mini-release will be presented and made available digitally during the next couple of weeks.

"Being busy in the studio, we haven’t really cared too much about booking gigs etc for the foreseeable future. Hanging out in the studio is just too much darn fun! So, the Emergenza festival/band-battle is basically all we do this fall. We had a blast and made a good show at Emergenza at Checkpoint on October 6th. We made it to the next battle which is Friday November 5th. Be there and support us!"

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Gothic Knights Issues Album Update

New York's Gothic Knights has checked in with the following brief update about the mixing process for the band's new album:

"CD Mix Update! We have been busy mixing the next CD over the past couple of months and just finished our October sessions! We go back into Trax East Studios in early November to wrap things up!"

You can also hear sample Gothic Knights songs available for streaming via the band's MySpace profile.

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Kylesa Checks In With Band Update

Kylesa has issued the following general update about the band's recent and upcoming activity:

"A few updates for everyone: Vinyl pre-orders are available here. Act quickly, as they are moving fast. The Tired Climb Video is now officially released and available for viewing below.

"Two new northwest US dates have been confirmed and are as follows: Dec 2nd @ The Media Club, Vancouver, BC Canada and Dec 3rd @ The Funhouse, Seattle WA.

"Also, we are officially playing the Maryland Death Fest in 2011. Lastly, Kylesa is working on some possible headlining dates this Winter/Spring on the east coast, so be on the lookout for that as well. The shows on the High on Fire, Torche, Kylesa tour have been amazing and we want to thank our fans for continuing to support us. It means a great deal to all of us and we appreciate it so much." More...

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Neaera Streaming Full Album

German metal band Neaera has issued the following announcement about streaming the entire new "Forging the Eclipse" album online:

"Hey guys, you can NOW check out a stream of our upcoming fifth studio album 'Forging the Eclipse' at this location. Feel free to check out the album and tell us your thoughts and impressions. You can do so on our Facebook page. We're really really interested in your feedback and hope that you guys enjoy the new songs!"

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Tension Head Announces Free Show

Michigan's Tension Head has issued the following brief update about a free show alongside an AC/DC tribute band:

"Free show this Friday in Bay City, MI! Tension head will be opening for the AC/DC Tribute Band 'Hells Bells' @ The Prime Event Center! Doors open at 7:00 and we'll be on by 7:30! This show is 18 and up! Oh Yeah!"

You can also check out Tension Head's music via this location.

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Gwar Premieres New Song Online

With only a little bit over a month left until GWAR's new album "Bloody Pit of Horror" hit stores, GWAR has teamed up with Metal Sucks to premiere another track off of their forthcoming album. Starting today you can listen to the world premiere of the track "Sick and Twisted." The band is currently on the road in America Junior (Canada) for the next four shows before they return to the United States for more devastation.

When reached for comment about Metal Sucks premiering the new track "Sick and Twisted" and his thoughts on the song, GWAR's Oderus Urungus had the following to say:

"This is a little ditty that pretty much sums up my feelings towards my own life and exposes my personal philosophy of complete shittiness. In this world of filth and hatred, pretty much everything is "Sick and Twisted."

GWAR has also announced that they will be playing five more shows starting the day after Christmas kicking off in New York City. Tickets for the fan club will go on sale October 20th and tickets for the general public will go on sale starting October 22nd. The dates and venues can be found below:

12/26 - New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater (Formerly Nokia Theater)
12/27 - So. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
12/28 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place
12/29 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
12/30 - Norfolka, VA @ The Norva

Lead singer Oderus Urungus commented on the new dates:

"More gigs? More sluts? Hoes? Drugs? Rock and roll? New York City? I'm in! But then I have to get straight back to Antarctica, I hear the local super-mutant-penguin population is out of control." More...

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Uluun Comments On Short Show

French band Uluun has issued the following statement about cutting a live show short during the set:

"Uluun like to apologize to these people for stopping in the middle of the concert set, the direction of the establishment visited by the police. Asking us to significantly reduce our volume (which was already not that great), I made a simple decision to end the concert.

"Uluun refuses to give in to threats of cancellations in a country where the metal is stigmatized (Request for cancellation of Hellfest) and marginalized: the difficulty of finding acceptable venues, which moreover accept this music, despite a lively scene, no almost completely different 'music awards' (NRJ Music Awards, Victory music...), media (no metal wave radio FM channels and / or music programs, invitations to TV shows, newspapers).

"Despite everything (including a lack of programming on many night concert in Paris) the metal scene of the Place d'Italie brought together 300 people! The groups are the public too, French metal heads deserve better!"

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Fan Filmed Footage Of New Sepultura Song Posted

Brazilian thrash metal legends Sepultura recently performed a brand new, as-yet untitled song when they performed at the Furia Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil. You can check out fan filmed footage of the performance below. The song is expected to appear on the group's next studio album, which will be their first for new record label, Nuclear Blast. More...

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Monster Magnet Streams New Album

New Jersey rockers Monster Magnet are now streaming their new album "Mastermind" online in its entirety. You can check it out here . "Mastermind" is the first release from these space rockers since 2007, and will be available in stores October 29.

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Anvil Begins Recording New Album

Canadian heavy metal heroes Anvil has announced that they have entered the studio to begin recording their fourteenth studio album, "Juggernaut Of Justice." The album is being produced by Bob Marlette, who has previously worked with the likes of Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath and Slayer, and is expected to be released in Spring of next year through The End Records.

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Municipal Waste Posts New Music Video Online

Richmond, Virginia crossover thrash act Municipal Waste and Revolver have teamed up to release its new music video. The entertaining video was shot for the track "Wolves Of Chernobyl" which appears on the band's latest album "Massive Aggressive."

You can view the video at this location.

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Periphery Has Guitars Stolen

Bethesda, Maryland progressive metal act Periphery has posted the following message on Facebook concerning the recent theft of 3 guitars from the band's transport trailer:

"Our trailer got broken into. Someone stole 3 of Alex’s guitars. Ibanez RGD 2120z 6 string in satin black. A super rare black Epiphone Genesis with EMG 81/85 pickups. Schecter Blackjack 7 String. Please let us know if you have any info that can help recover these guitars."

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New IWrestledABearOnce Live Footage Available

IWrestledABearOnce and CapitalChaos has posted a new live clip from the progressive metal act. The band are currently on tour to promote the special edition, three disc set of its debut album "It's All Happening" which was released through Century Media Records.

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Dreaming Dead Posts New Music Video Online

Los Angeles melodic death metal act Dreaming Dead has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for track "Overlord," which appears on the band's forthcoming full length release titled "Midnightmares." You can view the video below:

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