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Metal News for October 20, 2010

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42 news articles posted on this day.

Dimmu Borgir Announces Album Chart Positions

"Abrahadabra," the new album by Norway’s Dimmu Borgir, has sold over 9,428 copies in the U.S. since its October 12th release last week and has debuted at #42 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, #5 on the Top Hard Music Albums chart, and #6 on the Independent Current Albums chart.

The album also debuted at #4 on the Top Rock albums and #30 Top Albums charts at iTunes (U.S.) the day of its release. In Canada, the album debuted at #4 on the Nielsen Soundscan Top Hard Albums chart.

Dimmu Borgir's 32 date run across North America launches on Friday, November 5th in Worcester, Massachusetts and ends Tuesday, December 14th in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Support will come from Enslaved and Blood Red Throne, plus Dawn Of Ashes.

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Of Salt And Swine Calls It Quits

Minnesota's Of Salt And Swine has issued the following announcement about calling it quits:

"Well, its been quite a while since any of the members have checked this myspace page, and as I was checking it the other day, it dawned on me that there was never an actual reason as to why OSAS was no longer a band ever broadcasted over the internet. So i am writing this now to inform everybody that, if you havent already heard the news, Of Salt and Swine is no longer together. There is no bad blood between any of the members, and the reason we were forced to hang up our OSAS towels was really out of our control.

"Two of our members were forced to move out of state down to Iowa, which makes it really hard to keep a band on its feet. I considered trying to find two new members, but realized that after all I had been through with OSAS, it was time to give it up.

"With that being said, I wanted to thank every single person that helped this band do as well as it did. Thank you to everybody who came to a show, promoted us, bought a T-shirt or CD, talked to us on tour, let us crash on their floor, etc. There was many people from across the world who purchased our album, and for that, I am extremely grateful. As a big thank you to everybody who has listened to us, and helped us in any way, we are going to be putting up 2 songs on the myspace player that we played live, but never officially released. Make sure you take a listen! More...

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This Or The Apocalypse Uploads New Music Video

American technical metalcore act This Or The Apocalypse has posted its new music video online, courtesy of MetalInjection. The video was shot for the track "Charmer" was was directed by the Sons Of Nero art group. You can view the video below:


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This Is Hell Announces European Tour

Long Island, New York hardcore act This Is Hell has announced the dates for its forthcoming European and U.K. tour. The tour kicks off on January 1st, 2011 in Karlsruhe, Germany and runs until January 30th. Joining This Is Hell on the road will be The Amity Affliction. The dates, cities and venues can be found below:

01/07 Karlsruhe, GER- Die Stadtmitte
01/08 Cesena, ITA – Vidia Club
01/09 Schio, ITA – Mac 2
01/10 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo Werk 21
01/11 Lyon, FRA – Warm Audio
01/22 Paris, FRA – TBA
01/13 London, UK – Underworld
01/14 Bristol, UK – The Croft
01/15 Peterborough, UK – Club Revolution
01/16 Manchester, UK – Moho
01/17 Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy 2
01/18 Leeds, UK – The Well
01/19 Plymouth, UK – White Rabbit
01/20 Southampton, UK – Joiners
01/21 Brugges, BEL – Entrepot
01/22 Alphen, NET – Kasteel
01/23 Schweinfurt, GER – Alter Stattbahnhof
01/24 Wein, AUT – Arena
01/25 Munchen, GER – Feierwerk
01/26 Berlin, GER – Lido
01/27 Hamburg, GER – Molotow
01/28 Stockholm, SWE – Deadfest
01/29 Leipzig, GER – Conne Island
01/20 Bochum, GER – Matrix

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Full Madball Concert Posted Online

New York hardcore icons Madball and Hardtimes.ca have posted a full concert set online, taken from the band's September tour stop in Montreal. Madball are currently on tour to promote its 2010 release "Empire." You can view the 40 minute concert below:

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Narnia Announces Final Two Performances

Christian power metal act Narnia has announced the dates for its final two performances together as a band. Narnia guitarist C.J. Grimmark commented by saying:

"These two occations have been carefully chosen among the many wonderful audiences and fantastic concert promoters that we have met during the years. We really hope to see each and everyone of you who is able to make it to these two VERY special concerts."

Nov. 20 - Mexico City, Mexico - Together For The Revolution
Dec. 3-4 - Ennepetal, Germany - Christmas Rock Night

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Arkaik Announces New Bassist Ivan Munguia

California progressive death metal band Arkaik has issued the following message welcoming their new bassist Ivan Munguia:

"We'd like to welcome Ivan Munguia to Arkaik! He did an awesome job on The Deflorate 2010 Tour with TBDM and Goatwhore. He is a great asset to the band and will definitely be apart of the writing process."

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A Life Once Lost Posts Pre-production Song Online

A Life Once Lost has posted a new pre-production song on their MySpace page.

The band comments on the song, "Its a pre-production track we threw up to let people know we have been working. We have about 12 songs in the bag and are closing in on recording the album for real once we lock down some good labels to back it."

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All That Remains Enters Billboard Top Ten

American metal outfit All That Remains has entered the top ten of the Billboard album charts for the first time in their career. Their latest record, "For We Are Many" landed at the number ten spot after selling 29,247 in it's first week of release. The album also topped the Billboard Hard Music Albums chart.

"We're thrilled with All That Remains' debut sales and chart positions for this fantastic new album," said Jeremy Kramer, VP of Marketing at Razor & Tie. "In a market where sales are trending downward, ATR's first week numbers and overall sales have increased with every release, which is a testament to this phenomenal band as well as the team supporting them. There's no shortcut to success in artist development - this band has worked tirelessly over the years, creating a real and passionate fan base that continues to grow with every album."

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Dawn of Ashes Completes Filming New Music Video

DAWN OF ASHES has recently completed shooting the band's first music video off their album, "Genocide Chapters," which was released on September 14. The video for "Transformation Within Fictional Mutation" was produced by Robert Kurtzman's (KNB EFX founder, special effects legend, director) PRECINCT 13, who also handled the special effects, with directing duties wielded by David H. Greathouse (special effects master, film director, and music video director behind Mushroomhead's videos). The video for Transformation Within Fictional Mutation was shot on October 19 on location at the Bissman Building in Mansfield, Ohio, which is widely rumored to be haunted.

A behind-the-scenes photos from the video shoot can be seen on Robert Kurtzman's Creature Corps website.

Guitarist Volkar Kael comments, "We shall display the fiercest examples of terror to vex the parasitic mind! Prepare yourselves for a new breed of visual horror!" More...

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Asking Alexandria Films Music Video

Asking Alexandria recently filmed a video for the track “A Prophecy” with director Robby Starbuck (August Burns Red, Silverstein). The band has posted still photos from the video shoot, which can be seen via the Asking Alexandria MySpace page. The group also kicked off a massive North American tour as direct support to All That Remains this past week, which runs through Nov. 14th.

Guitarist Ben Bruce has checked in from the tour with the following report: "From 6PM through until 6AM the following morning. One of the most grueling and punishing 12 hours of my life. The video shoot for 'A Prophecy' tested our physical and mental stability. We shot the video in the backroads of downtown LA. Rain machines, fire, cold weather and freezing water conditions in strangers pools were just some of the things we had to endure through out the video shoot. We were all very sick whilst shooting this due to the extreme conditions we were asked to perform in. Blisters on our feet, growling, empty stomachs and lots of make up and hairspray that spent less time where it was intended draining into our mouths due to the rain, but it was all worth going through. The video shoot was quite the experience, and we can't wait to show the world how it has come out. More...

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Hull Streaming "Viking Funeral" Online

Hull's "Viking Funeral" EP is currently streaming in its entirety via Decibel Magazine's recently relaunched website at this location. The unsung, 16-plus minute EP was initially self-released by the Brooklyn-based, three-guitar led sludge metal collective back in 2007. It comes hand numbered/crafted with artwork by Jorden Haley.

Commented the band on the recording: "Viking Funeral is a two-movement EP that focuses on the life of war and struggle of an antiquated culture...This EP will eventually be part of a full-length album that touches on life, death and afterlife in the Viking mythology."

Hull released the band's debut full-length, "Sole Lord," via The End Records in 2009. The band is currently working on the follow-up with co-producer Brett Romnes, who played drums on the "Viking Funeral" EP. Further details to be announced shortly.

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Gross Misconduct Announces Benefit Show

Gross Misconduct has issued the following announcement about performing a benefit show for James Holt, who is about to begin cancer treatment:

"A good friend of ours from back in the day is about to begin cancer treatments, and we are trying to help him out. $16,000 is needed for our buddy James Holt, and it’s needed ASAP. We are going to play a benefit show for James on Nov. 6 at the Astoria in Vancouver. Our set will consist of a couple of tunes from our upcoming album, on top of a bunch of covers from the 1970s and 1980s. Details are still being confirmed, but it looks like cover will be $10 and the set times are 11:30 and 12:30. The Facebook link here has info on how to help James out."

The show details are as follows:

Gross Misconduct and Needles//Pins
Nov. 6
The Astoria
769 Hastings Street, Vancouver
Cover: $10
Doors 9
Set times = 11:30/12:30

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The Boy Will Drown Checks In From The Road

British technical death metallers The Boy Will Drown are currently on the road in Europe and have completed the second leg of their headlining European tour. The band has checked in from the road with the following update:

"We've had an amazing time with ForgetToForgive and we all left as good friends! They're an amazing band and amazing people so we certainly recommend people check 'em out. Great shows were played and more awesome sights were seen. Waking up to the sunny view of the Swiss Alps is something none of us, I think, will ever forget. Makes all the problems we've experienced on tour seem insignificant.

"We also say bye to our good mate Ryan Mason; we got some awesome footage, photos and good times! Currently being edited so updates will be available and floating about soon. It was an absolute pleasure to have him onboard and we'll hopefully be seeing him on future tours soon for more of his 'Painting & Decorating' skills! After a few days rest at home, we're now on the final leg of the tour, this time with Eradication. A few changes have been made to the schedule." More...

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Descend Posts Studio Video

Sweden's Descend has posted a new studio video online, which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the clip:

"Hey! Here's the last part of the time spent in Escaperoute studios: Enjoy! We're currently looking for gigs and so far there's one booked - our friends Preachs' release gig the 4th of December - and there will hopefully be more to come. Give us a heads up if you know of anything. Besides this we are also starting write some new material.. slowly.. but it's getting there. Well well... back to studies!"

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3 Inches Of Blood Drummer Offering Lessons

Canada's 3 Inches of Blood has issued the following announcement about drummer Ash Pearson offering drum lessons in the Vancouver area:

"Drum lessons with Ash: I will be offering lessons to drummers in the Vancouver/Burnaby area for the coming months of November / early December and some more time in months to come. Those who have a moderate grasp of rock / metal drumming can email me at ashpearson123@gmail.com."

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Amalgama Explains The Anatomy Of A Guitar Solo

Amalgama has posted a video online showing how the guitar solo was written for the song "Forsaken Soldiers," which is off the band's "Amtheyst" EP. The video can be viewed after the jump. Amalgama also commented on the solo writing process:

"Amalgama lead-guitarist Ray Hill is a tenacious character. When he records or rehearses a new song or lead line he wants to make sure it is absolutely perfect. So when we sat down to record the solos for the latest Amalgama EP Amethyst in North Albany Studios we knew we were in for an interesting time. Ray is always chasing the best possible performance he can get out of himself. Yes, sometimes it can be frustrating watching him run a solo through over and over again looking for that bit of inspiration that will lead to the next section of a truly epic guitar solo, but the final product speaks for itself. Thankfully we had producer John Spomer on hand as taskmaster to keep everything on track for completion.

"You may be wondering why we are all yelling in the video. Well, each of us had a pair of headphones on that were cranked to max volume (protect your hearing, kids!) so our natural reaction was to yell despite the fact that we were in a relatively quiet room. Thankfully, this stupidity was captured on film. So, with that said, enjoy An Anatomy of a Guitar Solo with your favorite lead guitarist, Ray Hill." More...

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Arsenic Addiction Posts Track-By-Track Breakdown

Arsenic Addiction has posted a track-by-track breakdown of the band's album "An Undertaker's Lament" through Infernal Masquerade. The breakdown can also be read below.

Track 1: Invocation. Definition: An incantation used in conjuring or summoning a devil. We wanted to write invocation for several reasons, but most of all to set a mood or tone for not only the album but our live shows as well. We realized that many bands will kick off their album with a sound clip of some sort, or a well known instrumental piece. It definitely sets a certain mood, but we wanted to create our own atmosphere and something entirely unique to Arsenic Addiction. With a few songs already written for “An Undertaker’s Lament”, the mood for the overall album was already determined, with that mood in mind we decided the song should sound like an opening sermon or summoning if you will. So was born Invocation.

Track 2: Lady Death. Lady Death was actually the first song written for the album, and the first song we incorporated keyboards back into the band. This song definitely set the tone for the entire album, and trickled its way into all the other songs written after it. We view this song as a turning point in our musical careers, and the defining sound of what Arsenic Addiction is to become. The song is meant to be full of bitterness, a dreary disposition, and a haunting melody. This song is loosely based on Countess Bathory, and written from her perspective but goes much further into this kind of dark matter then a history lesson.

Track 3: Narcissus. This song is an older Arsenic Addiction song that we felt never go its due. The song was written to immortalize the selfishness of one individual, and was written for no other reason then to get that point across. The strings are meant to be up-paced, thrash influenced, with your classic heavy metal riffs. The lyrics are meant to be delivered with spite and venom, and the drums aggressive driving the song and binding all the elements together. Narcissus is meant to be an in your face, heavy hitter, and nothing more.

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Darkest Hour Comments On European Tour

Darkest Hour recently announced a European headlining tour. Guitarist Mike Schleibaum has now issued the following statement about the upcoming tour dates:

"Darkest Hour will embark on a European headlining tour in January/February 2011! The band couldn't be more excited to get back across the pond. Put on your winter jacket and get ready for endless nights of good times, because were headed back to Europe. We’re bringing the legacy tour overseas – playing songs from our entire catalog. We fell in love with Europe in 2000 and have enjoyed touring there for an entire decade.

"Playing from squats to arenas and everywhere in between, we’ve made some of our closest friends and have had some of the best times or our lives. Experiencing all forms of cultures and enjoying the beautiful diversity of the European continent has always been a joy for the entire band. Since our European bros are true purists I am sure they will enjoy the set we have cooked up for them."

The dates are as follows:

26.01.11 Germany Stuttgart @ Röhre
27.01.11 Holland Nijmegen @ Doornroosje
28.01.11 UK Manchester @ Club Academy
29.01.11 UK Nottingham @ Rock City
30.01.11 UK London @ Garage
31.01.11 Belgium Antwerpen @ Trix
01.02.11 Germany Berlin @ Magnet
02.02.11 Germany Aschaffenburg @ Colos Saal
03.02.11 Germany Hamburg @ Knust
04.02.11 Germany Leipzig @ Conne Island
05.02.11 Germany München @ Feierwerk
06.02.11 Hungary Budapest @ Dürer Kert
07.02.11 Austria Vienna @ Arena
08.02.11 Italy Bologna @ Sottotetto Club
09.02.11 Italy Rome @ Init Club
10.02.11 Switzerland @ Aarau Kiff
11.02.11 Germany Trier @ Exhaus
12.02.11 Germany Köln @ Essigfabrik

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Emancer Issues Tour Report

Norway's Emancer has checked in with the following report of the band's European tour with Belphegor and Vreid:

"We're back from 16 days on the road with Belphegor and Vreid, and what a great experience it has been! This was our first tour and getting out to metal fans all over Europe was just amazing. Some places were more lively than others for sure, especially Sofia, Erfurt, Bratislava and generally all the gigs in Spain will bring good memories. And it was great to end the tour at the Metal Invasion Festival in Passau!

"Sadly there were some problems during the tour that lead to a few shows being canceled. We can only say that we're sorry about this, but it was completely out of the hands of the bands. The last thing we want when we're on tour is to cancel gigs, but sometimes we can't do anything about it. Let's hope that we'll have another chance to play in places like Krakow and Marseille at a later time!

"Special thanks goes to the crew guys and sound technician Helge who did an amazing job, and of course to all the guys in Vreid and Belphegor for a great time on the road! If you have any photos or videos from the tour, please don't hesitate to contact us. Meanwhile, external photo galleries are being posted on our website."

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Horrorscope Announces Polish Shows

Horrorscope has announced the following upcoming live shows in Poland:

10/22 2010 Lesniczówka Chorzów WPKiW CHorzów, Chorzów, POLAND
10/29 2010 Pub Korba Katowice, Katowice, POLAND
11/5 2010 Od Zmierzchu Do Switu Rzeszów, Rzeszów, POLAND
11/6 2010 Art cafe Wodzislaw, Wodzislaw, POLAND
11/7 2010 Jazz Rock Cafe Kraków, Kraków, POLAND

You can also check out the band's music via the official Horrorscope MySpace profile.

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Kamelot To Host Upcoming Headbanger's Ball

Kamelot has issued the following brief announcement about hosting an upcoming episode of MTV2's Headbangers Ball: "Kamelot has been chosen to host MTV’s Headbangers Ball! Members of Kamelot will be taking over the show and playing their favorite Kamelot videos and more! Stay tuned for broadcast info." You can also check out music videos and sample Kamelot tracks via the band's MySpace page.

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Living Sacrifice Comments On Upcoming Tour

Living Sacrifice has issued the following statement about appearing on the "Very Metal Christmas" tour with Becoming the Archetype:

"Yep. We are heading west in December on the Solid State Very Metal Christmas Tour with The Showdown, Becoming the Archetype, To Speak Of Wolves and As They Sleep! Check out the dates below and come have a happy joyous heavy metal Christmas time! You are Stoked!"

12/2 2010 Joshua Springs Chapel Yucca Valley, CA
12/3 2010 Epic Ventura Ventura, CA
12/4 2010 The Pheonix Theater Petaluma, CA
12/5 2010 Chain Reaction Anaheim, CA
12/6 2010 Cobalt Cafe Canoga Park, CA
12/7 2010 The Underground Mesa, AZ
12/8 2010 Tramway Community Albuquerque, NM
12/10 2010 The Door Dallas, TX
12/11 2010 The Conservatory Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
12/12 2010 Downtown Music Hall LITTLE ROCK, AR

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Megadeth Checks In With Video Update From Tour

Megadeth has checked in with a brief video update from the Jagermeister tour, which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the clip: "How would you describe Jägermeister in one word? That’s the question we posed to the bands on the Jägermeister Fall Music Tour. Find out what members of co-headliners Slayer and Megadeth, as well as special guest Anthrax had to say in this latest video clip below."

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Orange Goblin Announces Free Show In France

Orange Goblin has issued the following announcement about a free admission show in France:

"Orange Goblin are very happy to announce that they have been conformed as headliners at the Volcom sponsored Band Joust that takes place at RockSchool Barbey in Bordeaux, France on Saturday 4th December 2010. This is Orange Goblin's one and ONLY date in France of 2010.

"This show is free admission and will feature other bands as support, still to be confirmed. For more information, check out this location."

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Amberian Dawn Posts "Arctica" Video

Amberian Dawn has posted a music video online for the song "Arctica," which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the video and a recent lineup change:

"Hey all. Our new music video Arctica is now online on Youtube. It's directed by M.Nieminen at Routafilmi. Check it out below. Arctica is the single from our new album End Of Eden which is coming out October 20th.

"Because of time issues of Tommi, Joonas and Emil we're also announcing a lineup change. The new lineup of Amberian Dawn is: Heidi Parviainen (vocals), Tuomas Seppälä (keyboards, guitar), Kasperi Heikkinen (guitar), Kimmo Korhonen (guitar), Jukka Koskinen (bass), Heikki Saari (drums). More...

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City Of Fire Comments On Australian Tour

City of Fire has issued the following recap of the band's recent Australian tour dates:

"CoF would like to thank Soulfly, Incite and all of the tour crew for making their first Australian tour this September as successful and enjoyable as it was. And, of course, much love to the beautiful people of Australia that came out to support the shows.

"The band had such a great time with you all that they're already planning a trip back for April/May of next year. Lock up your daughters. Also, thanks to Mr. Jed Simon for joining us on guitar for this tour. Our ears are still ringing."

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Mass Burial Parts With Guitarist

Australia's Mass Burial has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's guitarist and seeking a replacement:

"As the public has already took a notice of the recent changes in Mass Burial line-up, it is now official - Mass Burial has parted ways with Benny T due to professional differences. Currently his position is being temporarily filled by Canberra axeman Nick aka 'Stewie' from Unholy Vendetta/Punishment, as he is ready to assume rhythm guitarist's tasks for the scheduled national tour dates.

"Mass Burial however needs a permanent second guitarist, who is willing and able to go into long term commitment with this demanding but rewarding band. If you're interested, pay attention to following - you need to: have your own gear and transport, be an enthusiast of Extreme metal styles Black and Death Metal, you don't waste too much ambition & money on drugs, no gambling, you're a fan of Mass Burial music and you're technically skilled to perform it, you're willing to travel overseas with the band for a series of gigs. More...

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Morphosys Posts "Crucifixion" Video

Morphosys has posted a video online for the song "Crucifixion," which can be viewed below and also includes studio footage. The band also commented on the video: "We got a new video online. It's produced by Stephan Fimmers from Necrophagist. You can hear the song Crucifixion and see what we've done in the studio. Have fun and check it out!"

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Nocturnal Depression Checks In With Band Update

French act Nocturnal Depression has checked in with the following update about the band's latest activity:

"News from Negation Council. We opened today a Facebook Page. Just search on the website and you'll find it. 'The Cult of Negation' has been released on CD by Avantgarde Music/Sound Cave. You can find it on their website, our webshop and several mailorders. And for other people soon on Amazon...

"New album announce new merchandising. Avantgarde Music released 'The Cult of Negation' shirt/girlies. This is an official shirt and you can only find it on Sound Cave (Avantgarde online store). We will release a particular shirt/girlie named : 'They.'

"The Mexican Tour is at work by Rebel Entertainment. The dates have changed from 1st December to 12th. Soon we will update the events calendar. For 2011, we are working on a special European tour with our danish friends from ANGANTYR. We will soon announce the dates and places available. Promoters feel free to contact us. More...

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Stream Control Denied's "Consumed (1999 Demos)"

Metalunderground.com has obtained an exclusive preview track from Control Denied's upcoming reissues of "The Fragile Art of Existence." You can stream the full track of the demo version of "Consumed" - the first track on the second disc - in the player below.

Relapse Records will be reissuing "The Fragile Art of Existence" in two editions. The album, first released in 1999, was remastered, repackaged and features liner notes from the band's drummer Richard Christy. The standard version includes the original album plus a bonus CD of early demo material. The second, limited edition version, will be limited to 1,000 copies and is a three-disc set including an extra bonus disc of demo tracks, many of which feature Death's Chuck Schuldiner on vocals. The three disc set will be made available through the Relapse Records webstore. Two versions of the reissue will be released on October 26, 2010 and you can pre-order the limited edition 3-disc version here.

Once again, the full tracklisting for the reissued versions of "The Fragile Art of Existence" is as follows:

Disc 1
1. Consumed
2. Breaking The Broken
3. Expect The Unexpected
4. What If...?
5. When The Link Becomes Missing
6. Believe
7. Cut Down
8. The Fragile Art Of Existence

Disc 2
1. Consumed (1999 Demos)
2. When The Link Becomes Missing (1999 Demo)
3. The Fragile Art Of Existence (1999 Demo)
4. Breaking The Broken (1999 Demo)
5. Breaking The Broken (1999 Demo) (w/ Chuck Schuldiner on vocals)
6. Believe (1997 Demo)
7. What If…? (1997 Demo)
8. Cut Down (1997 Demo)
9. Tune Of Evil (Comedy Demo)

Disc 3 (limited edition only)
1. What If...? (1996 Demo)
2. Cut Down (1996 Demo)
3. Expect The Unexpected (1996 Demo)
4. Believe (1996 Demo)
5. The Fragile Art Of Existence (1996 Demo)
6. What If...? (1996 Demo)
7. Expect The Unexpected (1996 Demos) (w/ Chuck Schuldiner on vocals)
8. What If...? (1996 Demos) (w/ Chuck Schuldiner on vocals)
9. Cut Down (1996 Demos) (w/ Chuck Schuldiner on vocals)

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Eternal Rest To Enter The Studio

Brisbane’s Eternal Rest has recently announced they are entering the studio again this December to record their first full length CD. The recording will take place in Tasmania, with Joe Haley (Psycroptic) recording and producing the record. Whilst the band is down south recording they will also be playing some shows around Tasmania. Dates, titles, track listing and more big news regarding the release will be announced soon.

Be sure to get a taste of what’s in store at the bands run of pre release shows late November before they leave.

12th Nov – The Green Room LOCALFEST 2 [AA\BYO] Toowoomba
13th Nov – Shed 5 [AA] Gold Coast
19th Nov – Club Envy PUNK VS METAL [18+] Sunshine Coast
20th Nov – Beenleigh PCYC WTN FESTIVAL [AA] Beenleigh
21st Nov – Club 299 [18+] Brisbane

In the meantime, check out some of their music on their MySpace player.

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Black Label Society Announces U.K. Tour Dates

American heavy metal outfit Black Label Society, led by former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde, has announced that they will be heading to the United Kingdom in February in support of their latest studio album, "Order Of The Black."

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Iron Maiden Singer Flies Liverpool F.C. To Naples

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson, who is also a commercial pilot for Astraeus Airlines, will be flying English football team Liverpool F.C. to their match in Naples against Napoli, according to BBC News. The struggling English side will kick off against Napoli at 1800 BST on Thursday as part of the Europa League.

Although Dickinson said he does not follow any football team specifically, he is wishing the Reds luck and stated: "I was originally supposed to be going to Iceland and flying down to Las Palmas and Tenerife, but this looked a lot more interesting so I'm flying the team down to Naples."

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Motorhead To Re-Record "Ace Of Spades" For Advert

Heavy metal icons Motorhead will be re-recording their classic song, "Ace Of Spades" for a forthcoming commercial for the French lager, Kronenbourg 1664. The song will be performed at half the tempo as a blues track, which is part of Kronenbourg's "Slow Down The Pace" campaign. The song will also be available for download from Kronenbourg's website.

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Bring Me The Horizon Starts New Tour Video Series

U.K. metalcore act Bring Me The Horizon and NoiseCreep have joined together to start a tour video blog series. Bring Me The Horizon are currently on tour to promote its 2010 release "There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is a Heaven, Let's Keep It a Secret." You can view the first installment of the clips below:

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The Haunted Updates Recording Of New Album

Veteran Swedish metal act The Haunted has entered Antfarm Studio in Aarhus, Denmark with the band's longtime producer Tue Madsen. The Haunted have started the recording of its seventh full-length album, currently planned for an early 2011 release through Century Media Records. The new album will be the follow up to 2008's "Versus."

The band commented on the recording process by saying:

"Busy day indeed. The drum kit was set-up already yesterday, so today we miced it up, and the old pool area sounded really cool. We got a really good sound going almost immediately. I exported all the demo tracks so we could mount it onto the click tracks for Per. (No this time we won't record live - surprise! ;). We did two drum takes all in all, but tomorrow will tell if we were up to something fruitful or not. Brain is melting - Need sleep / ZZZ

"We got off to an early start today, and after listening to yesterdays tracks we were very happy with the sound and the takes. Per was in the zone today, and we got 5 tracks down on tape (well, not really tape, but you get the drift ;). So far everthing is working excellent and we have a good vibe going. Peter will come down on Thursday, and hopefully he will help me out with these updates, I need to save my fingers for riffing. :) Thanks everybody for checking in, and cya tomorrow!"

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Cattle Decapitation Posts Strange Tour Clip Online

California technical death metal act Cattle Decapitation has posted a strange and potentially controversial tour diary video online through its official YouTube channel. The video features a skit performed by members of the band, as well as members of Devourment and Drowned Sorrow, in which they take possession of a bass guitar belonging to Knights of the Abyss bassist Griffin Kolinski and then go on to "kidnap"and "murder" the guitar. The video description states it was in result of Griffin Kolinski [Knights of the Abyss] leaving his equipment unchecked and open for potential theft. You can view the video below:

Cattle Decapitation, Devourment and Knights of the Abyss are currently on "The California Blood Tour" alongside Burning The Masses and Son Of Aurelius. The remaining dates on the tour include:

10/20 - Buffalo, NY - Club Paradise
10/21 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
10/22 - Detroit, MI - Harpo's
10/23 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's Rock Club
10/24 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Underground
10/25 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre
10/26 - Salt Lake City, UT - In the Venue
10.27 - Boise, ID - The Venue
10/28 - Seattle, WA - Studio 7 w/ Slaughterbox
10/29 - Portland, OR - Satyricon w/ Slaughterbox
10/30 - San Francisco, CA - Thee Parkside w/ Slaughterbox
10/31 - Las Vegas, NV - The Box Office
11/01 - Hesperia, CA - VVEC
11/02 - West Hollywood, CA - The Whisky

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Disembodied Announces East Coast Mini-Tour

New York metalcore/deathcore act Disembodied, returning from a 10 year hiatus, has revealed a small batch of tour dates set to take place across the east coast of the United States. The band is currently on tour promoting its 2009 compilation release "Psalms of Sheol." You can check out the tour dates, cities and venues below:

Disembodied U.S. tour dates:
10/19 New Brunswick, NJ - The Court Tavern w/ Monument To Thieves, Torchbearer
10/20 New York, NY - The Mercury Lounge w/ Strife, Iron Age, Earthless, Priestess
10/21 Philadelphia, PA - The Barbary w/ Monument To Thieves, For the Love Of
10/22 Long Island, NY - Ethical Humanist Society w/ Monument To Thieves
10/23 Syracuse, NY - Lost Horizon w/ Monument To Thieves

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A Day To Remember Posts Second Studio Blog Online

A Day To Remember has posted the second studio blog in an on-going series to promote its forthcoming studio album "What Separates Me From You." The new album is set for release on November 16, 2010 through Victory Records.

You can view the video below:

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Skeletonwitch Posts European Tour Diary Online

Athens, Ohio thrash metallers Skeletonwitch has posted its new tour recap video online. You can the "European Bangover Tour" video diary below:

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Soilwork Posts Second Tour Clip Online

Swedish melodic metallers Soilwork have posted a new video clip online, documenting the band's recent tour throughout North America. The footage was filmed and edited by Tommy Jones and taken during the band's recent North American headlining tour. Soilwork are currently on tour to promote its 2010 release "The Panic Broadcast."

You can view the video below:

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