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Metal News for October 21, 2010

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43 news articles posted on this day.

The Man-Eating Tree Posts New Music Video Online

Finnish dark metal act The Man-Eating Tree has posted its new music online. The video was shot for the track "Amended" which appears on the band's debut full length "Vine." "Vine"was released on September 22 through Century Media Records. You can view the video below:

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A Perfect Circle Posts Rehearsal Clip Online

Los Angeles, California progressive metal act A Perfect Circle, led by Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan, has posted a new rehearsal clip online. The band are currently preparing for its forthcoming five city U.S. tour. You can view the rehearsal clip below:

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Forbidden Spreads The Despairing "Omega Wave"

After 13 years of near-silence, reactivated California thrashers Forbidden have dropped "Omega Wave," their new thrasterpiece heralding the coming of the apocalypse. Forbidden guitarist Craig Locicero clued us in on the themes of the album and how the recording process went, along with many other interesting insights ranging from the U.S. political process to his dream thrash lineup. More...

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Nekro Morphosis Releases New Promo For Free

Seattle extreme metal band Nekro Morphosis, who was recently featured in the free Metal Assault Radio underground metal compilation, has released their new promo for free download.

Here's the "Promo 2010" tracklisting:

1. Under the Guillotine
2. The Death of Morality
3. Walking With the Dead

The band's long sold out early demo from 2008 is also available for free download here.

The "Nekro Morphosis - Demo" tracklisting is as follows:

1. Filtering the Flock
2. The Impaler
3. Rotting Away
4. Despair

You can stream some of their music and support the band by buying their merch at their MySpace page.

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The Rockstar Ramblings: The Future

This week we fast forward, picture the year 2020…have the past ten years been good to our aging rock stars? Let’s take a humorous look at what may be… More...

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God Dethroned Moves Back CD Presentation Party

Dutch act God Dethroned is set to release the new album "Under The Sign Of The Iron Cross" on November 23rd, 2010 through Metal Blade Records. The band has issued the following update about moving back the previously scheduled CD presentation party to Christmas Eve:

"Yo! What could be a better day for a CD presentation than Christmas eve? Due to the Eindhoven Metal Meeting which is being held at the same day as our originally scheduled CD presentation, we decided to reschedule our party by one week so you can enjoy both events. See you then."

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East Of The Wall Posts Second Tour Diary Online

Gunnison Beach, New Jersey progressive metallers East Of The Wall have posted a second 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 2 from x-ray charles on Vimeo.

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A Plea For Purging Announces U.S. Tour

Christian deathcore/metalcore act A Plea For Purging has revealed the dates for its forthcoming U.S. headline tour. Support on the tour will come from Within The Ruins. You can find the dates, cities and venues below:

12/01 Lemoyne, PA – Championship
12/02 Clinton, NJ – Aquifer Music Venue
12/03 Linthicum, MD – St Christophers
12/04 Lynchburg, VA – Crosspoint Venue
12/05 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
12/06 Greenville, SC – The Channel
12/07 East Ridge, TN – The Warehouse
12/10 Nashville, TN – Rocetown
12/11 Montgomery, AL – Lakewood Center
12/13 Springfield, MO – The Ugly Mug
12/14 Tulsa, OK – The Marquee
12/15 Oklahoma City, OK – The Conservatory

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The Haunted Announces Swedish Concerts

Swedish melat act The Haunted has announced two concerts set to take place in the band's home country.

March 10 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Medis
March 11 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Brewhouse

The Haunted has entered Antfarm Studio in Aarhus, Denmark with the band's longtime producer Tue Madsen to begin 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."

You can follow The Haunted and their studio report series at this location.

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Kalmah Announces Canadian Tour

Finnish melodic death metal act Kalmah has announced the dates for its headlining tour of Canada in March 2011. Confirmed dates are as follows:

March 10 - Montreal, QC - Studio Juste pour rire
March 11 - Rouyn, QC - Petit Théatre du vieux-Noranda
March 12 - Sudbury, ON - Serbian centre
March 13 - Toronto, ON - The Mod Club
March 14 - Hamilton, ON - Club Absinthe
March 15 - Ottawa, ON - The Rainbow
March 17 - Sherbrooke, QC - le Bar Magog
March 18 - Drummonville, QC - Salle Gaston Mandeville
March 19 - Saint-Hyacinthe, QC - Bar le Trash

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Coroner Confirms New Festival Appearance

Reactivated Swiss thrash metal act Coroner has confirmed its appearance for the forthcoming 2011 edition of the Maryland Deathfest. Maryland Deathfest 2011 isset to take place between May 26th, 27th, 28th and 29th at Sonar in Baltimore.

Maryland Deathfest confirmed line-up:
ACID WITCH (USA)
AURA NOIR (Norway)
AVULSED (Spain)
BAD ACID TRIP (USA)
BLOOD FREAK (USA)
CIANIDE (USA)
CITIZENS ARREST (USA)
CORONER (Switzerland)
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY (USA)
CREATIVE WASTE (Saudi Arabia)
CRETIN (USA)
CRIPPLE BASTARDS (Italy)
DEAD CONGREGATION (Greece)
DEATH BREATH (Sweden)
DEFEATED SANITY (Germany)
DEVOURMENT (USA)
DOOM (UK)
DROPDEAD (USA)
EXHORDER (USA)
EXHUMED (USA)
FLESH PARADE (USA)
FUNEBRARUM (USA)
GOATSNAKE (USA)
GRAVEHILL (USA)
HAIL OF BULLETS (Netherlands)
HATRED SURGE (USA)
HOODED MENACE (Finland)
IMPALED NAZARENE (Finland)
INNUMERABLE FORMS (USA)
INQUISITION (USA)
THE KILL (Australia)
KYLESA (USA)
LAST DAYS OF HUMANITY (Netherlands)
LOCK UP (UK)
MACHETAZO (Spain)
MALIGNANT TUMOUR (Czech Republic)
MAMMOTH GRINDER (USA)
MARDUK (Sweden)
MASAKARI (USA)
MIASMAL (Sweden)
NAILS (USA)
NEUROSIS (USA)
NIGHTBRINGER (USA)
NOCTURNAL (Germany)
NOISEAR (USA)
NOKTURNEL (USA)
NUCLEAR ASSAULT (USA)
OAK (USA)
ORANGE GOBLIN (UK)
SHITSTORM (USA)
PULLING TEETH (USA)
REGURGITATE (Sweden)
REPUGNANT (Sweden)
VISCERAL DISGORGE (USA)
WORMED (Spain)

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Ensiferum Hits South African Shores

…and although Ensiferum have travelled a long, long way from home, the Southern tip of Africa has it’s own contingent of supporters for this unusual genre who have been most eager to welcome the Finns. We asked Shay from the band Riddare Av Koden (who are touring with the band during their South African dates) how this all came about. “It wasn’t planned or anything,” he told us, “it just happened!” Laughing, Shay explained how the ball got rolling after he sent a normal ‘obsessed fan’ email to the bands manager who actually replied, suggesting Ensiferum’s desire to tour here. “Only once the flights were booked and I saw the confirmation did it sink in that this was really happening,” Shay continued.

It seems that destiny has played it’s hand. At the time when Shay emailed Ensiferums manager, they had apparently just been speculating about a tour to Africa. Both Ensiferum and Riddare Av Koden leapt at the opportunity to work together towards making this tour a reality, also bringing in the expertise of a local events company. More...

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Conducting From The Grave Streaming New Song

The Sacramento, CA quintet Conducting From The Grave is set to release the new album "Revenants" on October 25th, 2010. The band has partnered up with Lambgoat.com to debut the new track “Unholiest of Nightmares,” which can be heard now via this location.

Guitarist Jeff Morgan commented: "The track, 'Unholiest of Nightmares,' is my personal favorite on our new album Revenants. It has a little of everything that represents our style from classic CFTG thrash-style riffing to pretty melodic parts, as well as crushing heaviness. The track does a good job of representing a fairly comprehensive musical picture of the band. We have been playing it most nights on the current tour (the 'Time to Bleed Tour' with Suicide Silence). So far it's been going over great, as well as has the rest of the new material we've been playing.

"Things are looking great for the immediate future of the band. We've got some great tours lined up and we're all super excited about the album release this coming Monday, October 25th. We actually get to play Denver to celebrate the release on Monday, which is great because Denver has always been like a home away from home for us. To give you a little insight into the lyrical content of the track I asked our vocalist, Mikey, to give a thematic/inspirational overview of the lyrics." More...

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Amaranthe Posts Fifth Studio Video

Amaranthe has posted a fifth video clip online from the band's time recording a debut album at Hansen Studios in Denmark. The footage can be viewed below.

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Triptkyon Streaming New EP Online

Triptkyon's new EP "Shatter" is now streaming in it’s entirety at MetalSucks.net – giving fans the chance to hear three new tracks from Tom G. Warrior alongside two tracks which were recorded live at Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Holland. You can check out the songs here.

"Shatter" will be released through CMDistro.com in North America on October 25th. The band also has the following upcoming tour dates:

10/19 – Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
10/21 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
10/22 – Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
10/23 – Slims – San Francisco, CA
10/24 – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles,CA
10/25 – The Rock – Tucson, AZ
10/27 – The Marquee – Tulsa, OK
10/28 – Ridglea Theatre – Fort Worth, TX
10/29 – Emo’s Outside – Dallas, TX

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Gorgoroth Updates Tour Schedule

Norwegian black metallers Gorgoroth recently returned from Tomas Asklund's Monolith Studio putting the finishing touches on a complete re-recording of the band's third album "Under The Sign Of Hell." A final release date has not yet been set. In addition, the band will also begin work on the as-yet-untitled next Gorogorth full-length, tentatively scheduled for a late 2011 release. Both albums will be released by Regain Records.

The final date of the 2nd leg of Gorgoroth's "Quantos Possunt ad Satanitatem Trahunt" European tour in November 2010 has been confirmed, making the list of tour dates as follows (support will be provided by Cavus from Finland and Noctem from Spain):

11/21/2010 Majestic Music Club - Slovakia, Bratislava
11/22/2010 Metalkova - Slovenia, Ljubljana
11/23/2010 Mac 2 - Italy, Schio (Vicenza)
11/24/2010 Ebullition - Switzerland, Bulle
11/25/2010 Le Cargo - France, Caen
11/26/2010 Magdalenazaal - Belgium, Brugge
11/27/2010 Redemption - UK, Derby

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Ramesses Working On New Album

Dorset, England's doom trio Ramesses recently completed their latest wave of European live dates, selling out most of the concerts on their ten date tour through France and Spain. The band is currently gearing up for a three day attack on British soil this week with support from Norway's Obliteration for a rampage through Newcastle, Birmingham and ending in London, at the Fenriz-curated Live Evil Festival this Saturday. The dates are as follows:

10/21/2010 Trillians - Newcastle, UK
10/22/2010 The Asylum - Birmingham, UK
10/23/2010 The Underworld - London, UK @ Live Evil Fest

Ramesses is also preparing a new album for release. Tentatively set for a March 2011 release, the band has already captured ten new tracks for the upcoming 3rd full-length entitled "Possessed by the Rise of Magik."

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Kylesa Updates Tour Schedule

The Savannah-based quintet Kylesa is currently roaming the U.S. roads with High on Fire and Torche and have recently announced a handful of headlining tour dates for later this year. The upcoming Kylesa tour dates are as follows:

10/21/10 Portland ME (US) Port City Music Hall (w/High On Fire, Torche)
10/22/10 Providence RI (US) Club Hell (w/High On Fire, Torche)
10/23/10 Cambridge, MA (US) Middle East (w/High On Fire, Torche)
10/24/10 New York NY (US) Webster Hall (w/High On Fire, Torche)
10/26/10 Philadelphia PA (US) Starlight Ballroom (w/High On Fire, Torche)
10/27/10 Carborro NC (US) Cat's Cradle (w/High On Fire, Torche)
10/29/10 Gainesville FL (US) The Fest 9 @ Common Grounds (w/High On Fire, Torche)
10/30/10 Athens, GA (US) 40 Watt Club (w/High On Fire, Torche)
10/31/10 Knoxville, TN (US) Valarium (w/High On Fire, Torche)
11/2/10 Memphis, TN (US) Hi Tone Cafe (w/High On Fire, Torche)
11/4/10 Houston, TX (US) Warehouse Live (w/High On Fire, Torche)
11/5/10 Shrevenport, LA (US) The Warehouse (w/High On Fire, Torche)
11/6/10 Dallas, TX (US) The Palladium Showroom (w/High On Fire, Torche)
11/7/10 Austin, TX (US) Fun Fun Fun Fest (w/High On Fire, Torche)
12/2/10 Vancouver, BC (CA) Media Club
12/3/10 Seattle. WA (US) Funhouse
2/26/11 Brisbane (AU) RNA Showgrounds (Brisbane Soundwave Festival)
2/27/11 Sydney (AU) Easter Creek Raceway (Syndey Soundwave Festival)
3/4/11 Melbourne (AU) Melbourne Showgrounds (Melbourne Soundwave Festival)
3/5/11 Adelaide (AU) Bonython Park (Adelaide Soundwave Festival)
3/7/11 Perth (AU) Steel Blue Oval (Perth Soundwave Festival)

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Defiled Signs To Season Of Mist

Seven years after their last collaboration, Season of Mist and Japanese death metallers Defiled are joining forces again.

"Our long awaited new album, 'In Crisis' is finally at hand", band leader Yusuke Sumita comments. "Since our previous effort 'Divination' (released on Season of Mist in 2003), SOM have been waiting for a new Defiled album, so we are very proud to be back home on Season of Mist, the best label on this planet."

"In Crisis" has been scheduled for a January 17th, 2011 (January 25th in the U.S.) release date.

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Tiril Skardal Joins The Way Of Purity

The Way of Purity has announced Norwegian artist Tiril Skardal has joined the band as a new vocalist. Tiril will be recording with the band in December for an upcoming EP. Afterward, The Way of Purity will leave on tour again to complete the promotion of the "Crosscore" album and will hit the studio again in August to record a new full-length album. You can also check out The Way of Purity's music via the band's official MySpace profile.

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Fu Manchu Guitarist Offering Online Guitar Lessons

Fu Manchu guitarist Bob Balch has announced he is offering online guitar lessons via the Internet video/phone service Skype.

Describing this service, Balch writes, "Bob from Fu Manchu here. I wanted to let you know that I've started giving Skype Guitar Lessons. Skype is like an Internet video telephone. If you already knew that, then I now sound like a jackass. I can teach you any style you want to learn or we could jam out a few FU MANCHU tunes. For each lesson I will e-mail a TAB Jpeg, a Guitar Pro file to play along with, and an audio recording going over what we talked about during our Skype lesson. Interested parties can send an e-mail to PlayThisRiff@gmail.com for more information." More...

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Earache To Release "Metal Survival Kit"

Earache Records is set to release the "Metal Survival Kit" on November 22nd, 2010. The kit includes three audio discs and one DVD, offering more than 80 total tracks. Earache Records commented on the release:

"The three audio discs, 'Festival Faves,' 'Future Classics' and 'Under the Radar,' offer an indispensable mixture of established classic hits, the best of metal's new breed and more underground artists deserving of recognition. Included are tracks from such greats as NAPALM DEATH, WHITE WIZZARD, ANNIHILATOR, AT THE GATES, EVILE, CARCASS, MUNICIPAL WASTE, CLUTCH, MORBID ANGEL, GODFLESH, ENFORCER, GAMA BOMB, DEICIDE, OCEANO, BONDED BY BLOOD and many, many more.

"The DVD includes classic videos as well as previously unreleased videos from EVILE, MUNICIPAL WASTE, AT THE GATES, WHITE WIZZARD, BONDED BY BLOOD, AKERCOCKE and more. METAL SURVIVAL KIT also includes a selection of exclusive, free essential goodies, including earplugs in a handy holder, a woven patch, a keyring and stickers. Everything comes housed in a rigid, deluxe box."

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Pagan's Mind Issues Recording Update

Pagan's Mind has issued the following update about recording new material:

"Cheers to the world! I know it's been a long time since you heard from us. We have been very busy doing the final touches on the forthcoming album. It's been quite a hectic year in fact, it usually is when we are silent. The beginning of the year was mostly about conceiving ideas and do pre-productions. We recorded ahelluvalot back then, too. And again from this spring we have been busy recording both in our hometown Skien and in Trondheim at Keep of Kalessin's studio.

"Now I can finally announce that Nils, Stian and Jorn Viggo are back from the mixing sessions in Stockholm, Sweden. Stefan Glaumann at Toytown Studios (known for prods as Rammstein, Madonna, Within Temptation etc.) once again took on the task to mix our new album.

"In September we did a couple of gigs here at home, playing Drammen, Hamar and Trondheim with awesome response. Good turnout and nice people, and thanks to our happy-faced merch man we are totally out of merch at the moment, but fear not. Within a fourthnight there will be plenty in stock. More...

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Betoken Streaming Song From Debut Demo

Italian metallers Betoken have announced they will be uploading four separate songs from throughout the band's history to their MySpace page. The first in the four part retrospective, titled "My revolution...Inside," is currently available for streaming via this location. The track is taken from Betoken's 2001 demo album "Chrysalis."

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Marduk Announces Asian Shows

Marduk has announced the band will be embarking on the "Asian Black Death Redemption 2010" tour, which hit China, Thailand, Singapore, and Indonesia. The currently announced dates are as follows:

12/4 - Beijing, China (Mao Livehouse
12/6 - Bangkok, Thailand (Rock Pub
12/7 - Singapore, Singapore (Substation Theatre
12/9 - TBA
12/10 - Surabaya, Indonesia (Graha Pemuda
12/11 - Semarang, Indonesia (Gor Tri Lomba Juang
12/12 - Jakarta, Indonesia (Bulungan Outdoor)

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Shadows Fall Posts New Live DVD Trailer

Shadows Fall has posted another "Madness In Manila" teaser trailer online through Metalinjection.net, which can also be viewed below. "Madness in Manila" is set for release on October 25th, 2010.


Click Here To Watch The Video

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Nocturnal Rites Issues Band Update

Nocturnal Rites has checked in with the following update about working on new material:

"Hi everyone! We thought it was time for a fresh start. As you can see we are working on a brand new website which will be online very soon, we hope! And it will contain lots of new stuff and information for you. We are currently writing songs for the new album and rehearsing for the gig at the Sabaton Cruise in Stockholm, 2nd of December 2010. The song-writing is going well we have lots of new material for our 9th studio album. We have some really dark and aggressive stuff written as well as some more melodic, so this new album will definitely cater to all aspects of the Nocturnal Rites legacy!

"We also played some live shows with our new guitarist Chris Rörland. This guy really did a great job, entering the stage for the first time as a new member of the band and he kicked ass from the beginning to the end! Not showing any fear at all, he just went for it, crazy but still being 100% professional. Even after a few shows it feels like he's been in the band for ages. So we are extremely happy.

"And we would also like to thank everyone who came to see us on our gigs since we started playing again. A big thanks to you all! More news to follow! Keep your eyes and ears open for upcoming songs, live shows, recording session & release."

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Aborted Writing New Album

Aborted vocalist Svencho has checked in with the following update about the band working on a new album:

"It’s been a while I posted something here to update the site but hey, we have been busy with many things. Besides Aborted I have been busy with the release of the System Divide record, check it out if you get a chance and further working on Avernus studios (graphic design studio) and Skarewear (serial killer/horror clothing line). The Kens have been busy with Abigail Williams who also just released a new album and are touring atm. Dirk has been busy touring with Soilw0rk and Jb just recorded the new Whorecore album, etc as you see we have all been busy on different levels.

"This however does NOT mean we are not working on Aborted stuff. Have no fear fellow misanthropes, we are hard at work on writing the next album, there won’t be much shows until we actually have the record out, but when it hits, expect it to hit hard! So far about 8 songs are written, the aim is to have about 11 ready for the record and 2 bonus tracks because well 2011 is going to be a special year for Aborted, more about that later! We have the whole concept written out and there won’t be any spoilers yet but I think there will be quite some surprises for everyone, in a good, horrific aborted way, of corpse! More...

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Sacred Oath Release "Sweet Agony"

Sacred Oath, American heavy metal band, has released the second single from their new album "World On Fire". The second single is called "Sweet Agony" and can be heard through their MySpace and the link below.

The new Sacred Oath album will be released on October 26th, 2010.

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Chimaira Guitarist Starts New Project, The Elite

Chirmaira guitarist Rob Arnold is in a new side project dubbed The Elite. The band has posted a new video, Part 1 of "The Elite WW3 Mini-Movie" series. The video acts as an introduction to the band and an in-depth look at the creation of their "WW3 EP." The Elite features Chimaira's Rob Arnold, and Bleed The Sky's Austin D'Amond.

You can stream what appears to be the entire "WW3 EP" on the band's MySpace page.

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Nightwish Completes Drum Recordings For New Album

Drummer Jukka? of the symphonic metal band Nightwish has issued the following studio update:

"I usually find recording sessions stressful and just want to have them done as fast as possible, but this time it was all different. The whole session was extremely relaxed and we didn't hurry at all. We took the time to try some different approaches to some of the songs and didn't make any compromises. As one of the pictures shows, Tuomas literally whipped the very best out of me. But I'm sure he did it with love..."

"Songs have again a massive variety and mood changes from lunatic circus to a hazy jazz club. It was a great challenge to try to get the right touch to each of the songs, but my 'humble' opinion is that we nailed it. Today we finished the session by recording witch drum to the starter of the album and by playing brushes to a classy ballad in the spirit of David Lynch. Drums were recorded to ten songs all together and it couldn't have been any better - perfect location, great guys around to work with and some excellent music to be created."

"Now it's time to raise my glass and say 'cheers' to the guys. It's Emppu's turn to give his contribution to the album and I'm sure you'll hear something of him soon."

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Cradle Of Filth Uploads New Preview Track

Cradle Of Filth has issued the following update about streaming a new preview track online from the band's upcoming album:

"New preview track is up on the mini-site (‘The Spawn Of Love And War’), click on the audio player to listen to all of the samples.

"A video clip taken from the Making of 'Forgive Me Father (I Have Sinned)' documentary, part of the Fans' Edition Box set, available exclusively from the mini-site. Shot on location in West London on the day of the video shoot for 'Forgive Me Father (I Have Sinned)', the first single from 'Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa' due 1st Nov Europe, 9th Nov USA."

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Divine Infamy Recruits New Vocalist

New York's Divine Infamy, whose former vocalist Purgatory was arrested for robbery, has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new vocalist:

"After auditioning several highly skilled musicians we have come to a final decision as to who will be our new vocalist. We would like to welcome Ravana into the band & we can assure you all that he will be bringing his own unique style to our music."

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Shadowside Inks Deal With SHP Records

Brazil's Shadowside has announced a record deal with SHP Records, distributed by Universal Music, to make the "Dare to Dream" album available in North America. SHP Records President Fred Sherman commented on the signing: "Shadowside ROCKS. With Dani's powerful vocals backed with the wave of sound from Raphael, Ricardo and Fabio, they've already conquered Brazil and we're ready to help them take over the world. We know they're gonna blow Europe away opening for W.A.S.P. this fall and we're gonna make sure Dare to Dream is the biggest metal album of 2010."

Lead singer Dani Nolden also commented on the partnership: "We are extremely motivated to be working with such experienced people that know exactly what they´re doing. I feel we couldn´t be in a better home and are honored to be a part of SHP´s family. We´re going to be really busy touring and recording in 2010/ 2011 and now we´re even more inspired to rock like crazy with our fans, non-stop!"

Shadowside will also be on tour with W.A.S.P. on the following dates: More...

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Crystal Viper Issues Album Breakdown

Polish heavy metal act Crystal Viper is set to release the "Legends" album on October 22nd, 2010. Crystal Viper singer Marta has now issued the following track-by-track breakdown:

THE TRUTH (INTRO) The opening intro includes a narration recorded by Rhino, the legendary ex-Manowar drummer, who is currently member of the bands Holyhell and Angels Of Babylon. It is kind of a summary of the message behind the lyrics on "Legends”: evil always returns to its culprit, and greed is blind...

THE GHOST SHIP As the title suggest, the first song on the album tells the story about a ghost ship, which - as they say - can be seen during stormy nights around Slupsk's sea-coast, and which sank because of human greed a few hundreds years ago. This is a typical fast song in typical “German" style, with a rhythm based on triplets. You can hear guys from Wizard - Sven D'Anna & Dano Boland - doing the refrains.

BLOOD OF THE HEROES The next fast song with a double bass drum attack, a catchy main melody, and featuring the next special guest: Mat Sinner of Primal Fear and Sinner, who recorded the refrains and bridge in the second half of the song. This time lyrics are based on a real story, about the defenders of the Castle Hill, who were fighting in the year 1536.
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Unearth Announces European Tour Dates

American metalcore act Unearth has announced the dates for its forthcoming tour of Europe. Other acts scheduled to appear on the tour, named "The Persistance Tour 2010," include Sick of it All, D.R.I., Blood For Blood, Casey Jones, Evergreen Terrace and Cruel Hand.

Persistance Tour 2010

December 3 – Deinze, Belgium - Brielpoort
December 4 – Dresden, Germany - Messe
December 5 – Vienna, Austria - Gasometer
December 6 – Berlin, Germany - Astra
December 7 – Stuttgart, Germany - Filharmonie Filderstadt
December 8 – Rouen, France - Le 106
December 9 – Saarbrücken, Germany - Garage
December 10 – Würzburg, Germany - Posthalle
December 11 – Mülheim, Germany - RWE Halle
December 12 – Eindhoven, Netherlands - Klokgebouw-Speed Fest

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Whitechapel Posts New Tour Video From Alaska

Knoxville, Tennessee deathcore act Whitechapel has posted a new tour video online from its recent tour stop in Alaska, a first for the band. The footage was taken from the band's September stop in the state. You can view the video below:

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Gideon Announces Dates For U.S. Tour

Tuscaloosa, Alabama metalcore act and newest member to the Strike First Records roster Gideon has announced the dates for its forthcoming U.S. You can catch them on the following dates, found below:

October 23 – Ocean Springs, MI - Fort Maurepas Park
October 29 – Madison, AL - Cornerstone Church
November 2 – Greensboro, NC - Arizona Petes
November 3 – Murfreesboro, TN - The Yeah! Venue
November 4 – Corbin, KY - Corbin Tech Center
November 5 – Mansfield, OH - Grounds 4 Change
November 6 – York Haven, PA - Keystone Festival
November 9 – Manchester, NH - Rockos’
November 10 – Boston, MA - Church of Boston
November 11 – Brooklyn, NY - The Party XPO
November 13 – Crofton, MA - Macc
November 14 – Greenville, SC - Suite 8
January 15 – Garden City, ID - Brawl Studio
January 17 – Seattle, WA - El Corazon
January 22 – Phoenix, AZ - The Warehouse
January 23 – Roswell, NM - The Unity Center
January 24 – El Paso, TX - Open Gate Church
January 25 – Midland, TX - The Pinebox

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Engel Posts New Music Video Online

Gothenburg, Sweden melodic death metal act Engel has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "Six Feet Deep" which is included on the band's forthcoming studio album "Threnody." "Threnody" is set for release in North America on January 11, 2011 through Season Of Mist. You can view the video below:

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Inevitable End Posts New Studio Footage Online

Swedish progressive death metal act Inevitable End has posted new studio footage online. The footage was captured during the band's time in the studio recording its second full length release, titled "The Oculus." "The Oculus" is to be issued through Relapse Records.

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Silent Civilian Parts Ways With Guitarist

Dave Delacruz, former Silent Civilian guitarist, has issued the following statement in regards to his departure from Silent Civilian:

"As much as it was a difficult decision, it was the right decision. We made some great music and I was very happy to contribute to writing 50% percent of 'Ghost Stories'. I will now be putting all of my attention to my Orange County, California-based band Unveil The Strength, Unveil The Strength is a much more 'melodic' band in a sense. It's a bit slower at times but has its fast, dark, and heavy side with blistering guitar work. Every song tells a story in which most can relate to.

"We currently have been recording the debut from our home studio and it has been getting more and more attention since we've started putting out songs.

"We are very excited to see what the future has in store for us.

"You can check out the music and studio video [on Myspace].

"I hope you all enjoy it and I will be sure to see you on the road sooner than later!"

You can check out the official Myspace page at this location.

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Horse The Band Live Footage Posted Online

California progressive metal act HORSE the band has posted quality, high-definition footage of its 2010 performance in the country of Armenia. The songs "Cloudwalker" and "Shapeshifter" are available and are taken from the band's 2009 album "Desperate Living." You can view the videos below:

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Ill Nino Posts Full Album Sample Video Online

Latino American modern metal act Ill Nino has posted song samples from its forthcoming full length album "Dead New World" online. The new album is set for release on October 25, 2010 through its new label home Victory Records. You can check out the samples below:

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