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Metal News for October 22, 2009

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39 news articles posted on this day.

Boris Posts Video Teaser For New 7" Single, Vol.2

The second of three new Boris 7?s is available now. Volume Two, “H.M.A. - Heavy Metal Addict”, features two newly recorded tracks. On Side A is the title track “H.M.A.” and side B continues with “Black Original.” The cover features the controversial photo (ala Cold Lake era Celtic Frost) of Atsuo.

Here's a teaser for this new 7":

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Nightwish Pays Homage to Finnish Musician

Nightwish is showing respect for Finnish singer/songwriter veteran Jaakko Teppo by recording his song “Hilma ja Onni” in Finnish. Jaakko Teppo is well known in Finland of his humorous protest songs associated with the labor movement. 15 years ago, a serious illness forced Jaakko Teppo to withdraw from the stages. Today many of the brightest stars in Finland are honoring Jaakko Teppo’s legacy for Finnish music culture by recording his songs on tribute album "Pörsänmäen Sanomat". Nightwish's rendition of “Hilma ja Onni” is available on iTunes & CDON.COM and the album "Pörsänmäen Sanomat – Tribuutti Jaakko Tepolle" can be ordered through .

The profit of the sales is directed to Jaakko Teppo. Thank you for your support!

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Ace Frehley Announces Rescheduled Australian Tour

Ace Frehley’s "It’s Ace Downunder" tour is now scheduled for February 2010. The East Coast venues remain the same and all tickets bought for the October tour are valid for the rescheduled February shows. Due to overwhelming demand dates have also been added in Adelaide and Perth.

If you had tickets for the October shows and are unable to make the new dates you can obtain a refund from the ticketing agency.

Here are the new Ace Frehley tour dates:

Monday February 1st PERTH. Metropolis Fremantle
Thursday February 4thADELAIDE. HQ.
Friday February 5th MELBOURNE Palace (formerly Metro)
Sunday February 7th SYDNEY Enmore Theatre Proudly supported by Utopia Records
Monday February 8th BRISBANE The Tivoli

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Shagrath and King Announce New Band, Ov Hell

Out of Norway's biggest and darkest metal bands rises Ov Hell. This group of Satan’s all-stars has been sharpening their teeth in some of black metal's most influential bands for many years. Known as key figures in bands such as Dimmu Borgir and Gorgoroth, Shagrath and King have come together to bring forward a new chapter in Norwegian black metal history. Ov Hell will carry on in the same tradition for which King and Shagrath are known, but the collaboration between the two will mark a new era for them both.

Frost (Satyricon, 1349), Ice Dale (Enslaved, I) and Teloch (Nidingr, God Seed, 1349) have been recruited for the first full-length release. The album will contain all of the power and blast beats worthy of their evil pedigrees.

King comments: "The first Ov Hell release will contain music I've worked on in my Gorgoroth and God Seed years. It's been a little hell to actually see this music form into a band, so the name of the band is quite suitable. Through the first song I got from Shagrath I knew that he would be the perfect man to join forces with. He has strong individual qualities and a strong will to power. I am very positive that when we finish up this album it will be an album that won't sound like anything we have done before, and with a quality that won't stand back from anything presented in black metal earlier!"

Shagrath comments: “With both of our demanding music careers and other projects, timing was not on our side. After last years inferno festival, King and I yet again joined forces to brainstorm our need to collaborate our passion for dark art. Over the course of the past year, King sent me demo ideas that were so inspiring it made me put my skeptic feelings aside. I wasn't sure if I wanted to have another Black Metal project but my unquenchable thirst to explore my darkest beast, launched the birth Ov Hell. The majestic Ov Hell has become a band that reflects our roots, raw, ugly, arrogantly blasphemous with uncompromising truth from two influential Norwegian musicians needing to express our primitive side, straight out Ov Hell.”

Two new tracks, "Devil's Harlot" and "Ghosting" from the yet untitled upcoming album, have been uploaded to the band's MySpace.

Studio Line-up:
Shagrath (Dimmu Borgir, Chrome Division) - vocals
King (God Seed, Gorgoroth, Jotunspor, I, Sahg, Audrey Horne) - bass
Ice Dale (Enslaved, I, Audrey Horne, Trinacria, Demonaz) - guitar
Frost (Satyricon, 1349) - drums
Teloch (Nidingr, God Seed, 1349, Umoral) – guitar.

Ov Hell online:
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/ovhell
Twitter: http://twitter.com/OvHell
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/ovhell666
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ov-HELL/139170130877

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Threat Signal Added To Epica Tour

Canadian metallers Threat Signal have replaced Daath as support for Epica on their upcoming January/February 2010 North American tour. The band will be touring in promotion of their recently released album "Vigilance."

Vocalist Jon Howard commented: "This will be THREAT SIGNAL's first tour supporting our new album, Vigilance. We are excited to be tearing apart North America with EPICA and BLACKGUARD and also promoting our new record on the road. We will be performing songs from both albums Under Reprisal and Vigilance. Expect to find us in the crowd hanging with friends and fans, so come hang out and be prepared to drink!"

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Fuck The Facts Announces Movie Based On Album

Fuck The Facts has issued the following statement about a movie being made based on their album "Disgorge Mexico:"

"Our longtime video counter part David Hall is back to destroy any remnants of common decency or good taste humanity might have had left. If you have seen the other videos he has made for us; 'The Sound Of Your Smashed Head' & 'High Street', you might have a good idea of what to expect. But this time he has taken on the task of creating a film inspired by our latest full-length album ‘Disgorge Mexico’, in its entirety. A short trailer & video stills for ‘Disgorge, Mexico: The Movie’ can be viewed at this location."

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Suffocation Streaming Entire Live Album

New York death metallers Suffocation will be releasing a new live album titled "The Close Of A Chapter: Live In Quebec City" on October 27th. The live album is currently being streaming in its entirety at this location.

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Abigail Williams Changes Tour Venue

Abigail Williams has announced a change of venue for their October 23rd tour date in Pennsylvania. The show will now take place in Pittsburgh at the Irish Center. Abigail Williams upcoming tour dates are as follows:

10/23 2009 Irish Center of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
11/20 2009 o2 Academy 2 w/Viatrophy, Xerath and Traces Glasgow, Scotland
11/21 2009 Rios w/Viatrophy, Xerath and Traces Leeds
11/22 2009 TJs w/Viatrophy, Xerath and Traces Newport
11/23 2009 O2 Academy 2 w/Viatrophy, Xerath and Traces Newcastle upon Tynes
11/24 2009 Eddie’s w/Viatrophy and Xerath Birmingham
11/25 2009 Underworld w/Viatrophy and Xerath London
11/26 2009 Corporation w/Viatrophy and Xerath Sheffield
11/27 2009 The Furnace w/Viatrophy and Xerath Swindon
11/28 2009 White Rabbit w/Viatrophy and Xerath Plymouth
12/1 2009 Sala Heineken, Madrid (Spain) w/ Arch Enemy Madrid (Spain)
12/2 2009 Sala Q, Sevilla (Spain) w/ Arch Enemy Sevilla
12/4 2009 Incrivel Almadense, Almanda (Portugal) w/ Arch Enemy Almanda, Lisboa
12/6 2009 Totem, Villava Pamplona (Spain) w/ Arch Enemy Villava Pamplona
12/7 2009 Razzmatazz, Barcelona (Spain) w/ Arch Enemy Barcelona
12/8 2009 Victoire 2 w/ Arch Enemy Montepellier
12/9 2009 Kiff - Aarau (Switzerland) w/ Arch Enemy Aarau
12/11 2009 Melkweg, Amsterdam (Holland) w/ Arch Enemy & Destruction Amsterdam
12/12 2009 Satans Convention, Lengerich (Germany) w/ Arch Enemy & Destruction Lengerich, Nordrhein-Westfalen
12/13 2009 Lucky, Rijssen (Holland) w/ Arch Enemy & Destruction Rijssen
12/15 2009 Markthalle, Hamburg (Germany) w/ Arch Enemy & Destruction Hamburg, Hamburg
12/16 2009 Garage, Saarbrücken (Germany) w/ Arch Enemy & Destruction Saarbrücken, Saarland
12/18 2009 JUZ Live Club, Andernach (Germany) w/ Arch Enemy Andernach, Rheinland-Pfalz
12/19 2009 Hellraiser, Leipzig (Germany) w/ Arch Enemy Leipzig, Sachsen More...

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As I Lay Dying Video To Appear At Film Festival

Christian metallers As I Lay Dying will be screening the music video for "The Sound of Truth" at the Hollywood Film Festival. The screening will occur at 7:00PM on October 25th, 2009 at ArcLIGHT Cinemas in Sherman Oaks, CA. "The Sound of Truth" is from the band's 2007 album "An Ocean Between Us."

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Death Of Desire Issues Recording Update

Germany's Death of Desire has issued the following update about recording new material:

"Hellhammer (Jan Axel Blomberg) have finished recording the drums for Death of Desire on the Mølla Studio in Norway. The band will be hitting the studio by November 1st and the album will be released in early 2010 followed by the official video for the 'Into the Void' song. Expect total Darkness."

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Faith No More Planning U.S. Tour

Faith No More bassist Billy Gould has announced through his Twitter page that the band is currently planning dates for an upcoming U.S. tour. More information will be announced as it becomes available.

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Hail! To Play In Lebanon

Hail!, the band comprised of Andreas Kisser from Sepultura, Ripper Owens from Judas Priest, David Ellefson formerly of Megadeth, and newly announced sticks man Paul Bostaph from Slayer, will be the first metal band to play live in Lebanon. On November 20th, Hail! will play the historic concert at Hektic Hall in the capitol city of Beirut.

“Breaking ground on an international level is what HAIL! is all about,” explained manager Mark “Abba” Abbattista, “when we first started discussing the idea of HAIL! we wondered how far we could actually push the reality of a dream. Anybody can come up with a good idea, but to create a model that no one else has ever before conceived and then to execute that plan to the level that we have makes our chests swell with pride.”

David Ellefson added “This truly is a monumental occasion - to do something for the first time ever is a rare and special opportunity. I can’t believe that it was 25 years ago, but remember how astounding it was when Iron Maiden went behind the iron curtain and played in the eastern bloc? I relate it to that and I am thrilled to be a part of something that has this kind of historic significance.” More...

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Bloodstream Parade Song To Appear In Movie

Bloodstream Parade have announced their song "Source Fire" will be on the soundtrack for the upcoming movie "Jezebeth." The song is from the band's latest album "The Apocalypse: In Retropsect." Bloodstream Parade has issued the following statement about the movie:

"As you some of you may know, BSP is apart of a movie called 'Jezebeth.' Those of you who don't, well, DAMN IT!!! Just released is a second teaser trailer for the movie with 'Source Fire' leading the musical slaughter. Truly one of those moments when balls stand on end. With all the killer shit going on, BSP will be apart of the 'Jezebeth' soundtrack. We hope you'll enjoy it."

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Caliban Seeking Fan Input On Tour Set List

German metallers Caliban are seeking fan input on their set list for the upcoming Beastfest Tour 2009. Fans can vote on their three favorite songs to be included in the set list at this location. The current options are as follows:

100 Suns
Arena Of Concealment
Assassins Of Love
Fire Of Night
Goodbye
I've Sold Myself
Love Taken Away
One Of These Days
The Beloved And The Hatred
The Revenge
The Seventh Soul
Vicious Circle

Caliban's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Crucifist Cancels Show With Chthonic

New York metallers Crucifist have announced that their live show scheduled for tonight, October 22nd, with Taiwanese black metal band Chthonic has been canceled. No reason has been given for the cancellation. Crucifist will still be playing their October 24th show at Duffy's Tavern in Toronto, Ontario.

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Daemonicus Recruits New Bassist

Swedish metallers Daemonicus have issued the following statement about recruiting new bass player Martin Pudas:

"Hell-o y'all metalheadz out there!

"I thought it would be a great idea to introduce myself in this way, as it's been a lot of questions lately about who I am... Well, my name is Martin and I'm the new bass-dude in the Swarm of Death, a.k.a. Daemonicus! I'm glad as hell and very proud to be a member in this unholy assemble, and I hope I will provide a lot of death, rotten stench, slimy worms, poisonous mushrooms, and dark influences to Daemonicus future tunes...haha! I'm a kind of crazy with a lot of stupid ideas, and I often go berzerk live... So I hope you'll enjoy the upcoming shows! I am endorsed by Woodo Guitars and my present main axe is a brutally good-looking and awesome Woodo B6 Black Walnut.

"I am(/was?) the growlmeister in the band Mesolimbic (techdeath-band formerly known as Knife In Christ) but as there's been no action at all in there for a time, I have decided to give all my energy into the evilness of playing bass in the greatest deathmetal-band of them all; Daemonicus! - DIEmonicus, haha... I've also appeared in a bunch of unknown crap-bands earlier, but enough about that for now. I'm really excited to amuse, abuse, meet and greet you all metalheads out there on the road! Stay tuned in this blog for more info and news, upcoming tour dates, new merch, etc... I can say foh sure, it's a lot going on right now in the Daemonicus camp! So again, stay tuned and remember: Keep it BRUTAL!

"Over and out."

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Delain Bassist To Sit Out Tour

Dutch female fronted band Delain has issued the following announcement about their bassist Rob van der Loo sitting out their upcoming European tour:

"Because our band mate Rob has a lot of personal stuff going on in December he will not able to accompany us at our European tour with Sonata Arctica. However we already found a really good replacement for Rob. Bass-Guitar player Roel Vink wil take care of Rob's job at this tour. They know each other from their mutual former band Sun Caged. However Rob will play the Dutch gigs of the tour."

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Ensiferum Posts "Twilight Tavern" Video

Finnish viking metallers Ensiferum have posted a music video online for the track "Twilight Tavern," which is off their most recent album "From Afar." The video clip can be viewed below. More...

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Ex Deo Working On New Music Video

Ex Deo, the ancient Roman themed band lead by Kataklysm front man Maurizio Iacono, recently returned from a trek in Europe and are now preparing to take on North America along side Ensiferum, Hypocrisy, and Blackguard. Plans are also in the works for the band to film another video for the bands debut "Romulus." The video will be shot once again by director Ivan Colic and producer Stanimir Lucik in Belgrade, Serbia. The filming will take place in early January 2010 and will be released in the month of Mars (March) to celebrate Mars, the ancient Roman god of war.

Commented vocalist Maurizio Iacono: "The first video clip we did was for the title track Romulus. It was an epic venture into the beginning of Romes birth and mythology and served as more of an introduction to the story. This time we’re going to do a video that will turn everyone on their heads. ‘In Her Dark Embrace’ will depict a Roman battle scene. Were not going for airplay here, were going for what Rome was: the most brutal and efficient war machine that ever walked the earth. If it’s blood the people want it’s blood they will get. I can’t wait to get this done.”

Ex Deo's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Gothic Knights Issues Recording Update

New York metallers Gothic Knights have announced they have finished recording lead vocals for their upcoming album. The bass guitar and guitar solos are currently being recorded and keyboards are expected to be recorded in November and December.

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Grave Digger Comments On Replacement Guitarist

Grave Digger has issued the following statement about their replacement guitar player Axel Ritt:

"Hello GRAVE DIGGER Fans,

"Yesterday we had the first rehearsal with our replacement guitarist Axel Ritt (Domain). Everything went well and we have a positive feeling about the upcoming concerts, Axel was learning our live program in only 3 weeks. Congratulations !! He is a good old friend of Stefan and Chris and for now he will be the replacement guitar player until the end of the year. We will make a final decision at the beginning of January. But now we are excited about the upcoming gigs...

"Up the Irons, Chris, Stefan, HP and Jens"

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Gunfire 76 Announces New Tour Dates

Gunfire 76 has updated their tour schedule with the following string of upcoming dates:

11/11 Red 7 w/ Bullets and Octane & The Becoming Austin, Texas
11/12 Zombie’s w/ Bullets and Octane & The Becoming San Antonio, Texas
11/13 Marquee w/ Bullets and Octane & The Becoming Tulsa, Oklahoma
11/14 FuBar w/ Bullets and Octane & The Becoming St. Louis, Missouri
11/15 Wrong Daddy’s w/ Bullets and Octane & The Becoming Kirksville, Missouri
11/16 Triple Rock Social Club w/ Bullets and Octane & The Becoming Minneapolis, Minnesota
11/17 The Garage w/ Bullets and Octane & The Becoming Kearney, Nebraska
11/18 Cervantes Masterpiece w/ Bullets and Octane & The Becoming Denver, Colorado
11/20 El Corazon w/ Bullets and Octane & The Becoming Seattle, Washington
11/21 Satyricon w/ Bullets and Octane & The Becoming Portland, Oregon
11/22 Voodoo Lounge w/ Bullets and Octane & The Becoming San Jose, California
11/24 The Whisky w/ Bullets and Octane & The Becoming Hollywood, California
11/27 Clubhouse Tempe, Arizona
11/28 The Galaxy w/ Bullets and Octane Santa Ana, California
12/1 Concorde 2 w/ Bullets and Octane Brighton
12/2 Waterfront w/ Bullets and Octane Norwich
12/3 Academy 2 w/ Bullets and Octane Bristol
12/4 Vice w/ Bullets and Octane Swansea
12/5 Rescue Rooms w/ Bullets and Octane Nottingham
12/6 Academy 2 w/ Bullets and Octane Birmingham
12/7 Cathouse w/ Bullets and Octane Glasgow
12/8 Academy 2 w/ Bullets and Octane Newcastle
12/9 Academy 3 w/ Bullets and Octane Manchester
12/10 Garage w/ Bullets and Octane London
12/11 Academy 2 w/ Bullets and Octane Oxford
12/12 Cockpit w/ Bullets and Octane Leeds
1/8 2010 Volume 11 Raleigh, North Carolina
1/9 2010 Jaxx Springfield, Virginia
1/12 2010 Club Hell Providence, Rhode Island
1/13 2010 Middle East Upstairs Cambridge, Massachusetts
1/16 2010 Peabody’s Cleveland, Ohio
1/18 2010 Reggie’s Rock Club Chicago, Illinois
1/19 2010 Blondie’s Detroit, Michigan
1/20 2010 Diesel Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1/21 2010 V Club Huntington, West Virginia
1/22 2010 Casbah @ Tremont Music Hall Charlotte, North Carolina
1/26 2010 Back Booth Orlando, Florida

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Leaves' Eyes Confirmed For Rofa Christmas Fest

Leaves' Eyes have announced they will be playing the Rofa Christmas Festival at the Rockfabrik in Ludwigsburg. The other bands on the bill include Powerwolf, Kissin Dynamite, Elevate, Metusa, and Maradona. More info on the festival can be found at this location.

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Misery Index Announces New Tour Dates

Misery Index has announced they will be playing a string of tour dates in Australia and New Zealand in April 2010. Misery Index will be playing alongside Psycroptic and Origin. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

4/1 – Transmission Room, Auckland, Lic/AA
4/2 – The Esplanade Hotel, Melbourne, 18+
4/3 - The Gaelic Club, Sydney, 18+
4/4 – The Hifi, Brisbane, 18+
4/5 – Fowlers Live, Adelaide, Lic/AA
4/6 – Black Bettys, Perth, 18+

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Mnemic Issues Recording Update

Danish metallers Mnemic are currently set to release their new album "Sons of the System" on January 18th via Nuclear Blast Records. Mnemic has issued the following statement about the recording of the album:

"Finally we are done tracking all of our instruments, except for vocals, samples and keys. Since we all are into ProTools, we are all contributing more or less with ideas. Guillaume started tracking vocals today, he is a bit rusty since he didn’t scream for the last couple of months, but I quite like it. His screaming vocals sound, and I am not sure if it’s a good idea to say it, but I will say it, like Michaels at some passages. That’s exactly the first thing that came out of Rune’s mouth when we heard the first tracked song. Kind of weird if I may add, but as long as it sounds good to us, it doesn’t really matter in the end.

"The main point of this recording is basically 'two brains are better than one' – it has been a more collaborative process, actually it’s been the most collaborative process we have ever undertaken. I guess that is how you learn over the years how to cooperate with your friends, you learn to respect other ideas and everyone takes the constructive criticism, if there is any – no hard feelings, we are all contributing for a greater cause, so to say. I can’t wait for all of you to hear what’s coming out of this monster!"

The currently confirmed song titles are as follows:

Orbiting
Climbing Towards Stars
Dreamjunkie
The Erasing
March Of The Tripods
Diesel Uterus

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Audio Interview With Pyrrah Available

Canadian metallers Pyrrah recently conducted an audio interview with HMTV Canada. The interview can be heard at this location. Pyrrah have also posted a video clip of their performance of the song "Sleepwalkers," which was recorded at the D.C. Music Theatre on March 27th, 2009. The video clip can be viewed below. More...

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Skeletonwitch Announces New Album Chart Positions

Skeletonwitch have announced that their new album "Breathing the Fire" sold just under 3,500 copies in its first week of sales. The album landed at #151 on the U.S.Billboard Chart and #2 on the Billboard Heatseeker Chart.

Skeletonwitch is currently on tour, and you can still catch them on the following dates: More...

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Skyfire Posts Track Explanation Video

Swedish progressive death metallers Skyfire have posted the second in a two-part series of webisodes in which members Martin Hanner (bass, keyboards), Johan Reinholdz (guitar), Andreas Edlund (guitar, keyboards), and Joakim Karlsson (vocals) sit down to discuss the group's new album "Esoteric." The video clip can be viewed below. The album was released on September 14 in the U.K, September 18 in the rest of Europe, and October 13 in North America via Pivotal Rockordings. More...

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Solstafir Issues Tour Blog

Solstafir has issued the following recap of their recent tour dates:

"Nürnberg – Hirsch – Monday 05. October We arrived in Nürnberg with a massive Pálinka hangover, imported straight from Budapest. I was too wasted to help out with the load in and just tried to sleep the hangover away. The gig was not one of our best, but again the audience seemed to like it.

"Setlist:
Intro (Náttfari)
78 Days in the Desert
Köld
Nature Strutter
Pale Rider
Ritual of Fire

"Pratteln – Z7 – Tuesday 06. October: The Z7 club in Pratteln is without doubt the biggest venue of this tour (except for Turbinehalle in Oberhousen – but that was a festival). With the biggest indoor stage and PA system I had ever seen, I knew we would at least have a good time playing, even if the hall would be empty. Sure thing the hall was not really packed, but ca 200 people paid in, which is good enough considering it was a Tuesday night and Pentagram and Trouble played there the night before, and Cannibal Corpse two night before that. And with a schedule like that almost every night, Z7 is almost over saturated with good concerts. More...

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Arch Enemy Launches "Dark Insanity" Video

Arch Enemy just recently released "The Root Of All Evil," a collection of re-recorded material from the band’s first three albums, revitalized and reenergized by their current line-up. The album achieved chart entries in Germany (#84), Sweden (#69) and Japan (#7 in the international artist charts, #21 in the combined charts),

A live clip of the song “Dark Insanity” (originally featured on the “Tyrants Of The Rising Sun – Live In Japan” DVD), which is one of the many reworked tracks on this album, can now be seen below.

Right now, the band is touring through Asia and mastermind Michael Amott has posted the following report:

"We're on a tour of Asia, just about to hit the stage here in Manila, Philippines! A couple of days ago we played the LOUD PARK 09 festival at the giant Makahuri Messe Hall in Tokyo, Japan! I had a great time on stage at the LOUD PARK Festival as usual, the conditions are extremely professional and there is really nothing you can complain about – which is of course the level of greatness we have come to expect when we play in Japan!

"We played a special setlist consisting of quite a few songs from our recently released “The Root Of All Evil” CD. Thank you to everyone who made noise for us, screamed, shouted, fistbanged, moshed – whatever you did, it was great and we felt your energy up there on the stage!" More...

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To/Die/For Recording New Songs

Finland's To/Die/For have announced they have finished recording several songs for their upcoming sixth full-length album. The songs are titled "Angelica," "My Hysteria," "Unknown III," and "Sad." The tracks will be mixed by Tonmi Lillman and are expected to have samples posted online in the coming weeks.

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Hate Gallery Reveals New EP Details

Hate Gallery, which features current Warrior Soul members Rille Lundell and Janne Jarvis, will release their new six track E.P "Dead Celebrities" on 11/23.

Vocalist/bassist Janne Jarvis issued the following statement about the EP: "The title track is a modern day fairytale about a 'fictional' amoral British celebrity who epitomizes the Cult of Celebrity and who earns the disgust of a nation and it's media yet is considered a saint at the time of their untimely death. Were not pulling any punches with the title track and it's pretty easy to figure out who and what it's about. We're sick of the cult of celebrity and appalled at the media saturation and Mooney-esque brainwashing that goes with it. Live like a pig, die like a saint?"

The single "Dead Celebrity (Queen of the Damned)" will be available as a free download on Monday 26th October exclusively from this location. Two new tracks from the EP are now streaming at the band's MySpace page. Hate Gallery will release their second album "Viva La Resistance!' in February 2010.

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Bring Me The Horizon Announces Signing Sessions

U.K. based band Bring Me The Horizon have announced they will be doing two signing sessions at the Pulp stores in Manchester and Birmingham. Space will be limited to the first 250 people who appear at the stores. The details are as follows:

Pulp - Manchester Arndale, Friday 23rd Oct from 5pm-6pm
Pulp – Birmingham Bullring, Saturday 24th Oct from 5pm-6pm

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Into Darkness Posts Live Video Clip

German metallers Into Darkness have posted a fan-filmed video clip of their performance in Wiesloch of the song "Change of Course." The video clip can be viewed below. More...

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Warbringer Announces Megadeth Shows

WARBRINGER has been chosen by Megadeth to open for them for some select major North American shows this fall.

John Kevill (vocals) states: “After the Monsters of Death tour (with Vader, Decrepit Birth, The Amenta, Augury and Swashbuckle) we get to go off and do some shows with fucking Megadeth! For us as a band this is pretty huge, it will be excellent to share the stage with such a legendary band. Also we are playing around the mid-north of the country in some places we've never been. Then after that we are going to Hawaii for some shows, so the rest of the year is looking completely badass. The band’s live performance is better and more lethal than ever before, so we look forward to seeing you all soon.”

Here are the latest Warbringer tour dates through the end of the year: More...

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Cypher Announces New Drummer, Robin

Dutch death/thrash metal band Cypher has announced their new drummer as Robin.

The band comments, "We found a new drummer! Robin totally blew us away during his audition
and will be our skinsman from now on. We would like to thank Koen Herfst
for taking the time and effort to help us out, it was an honour working with
a pro like him, go check out his other bands Baggabownz & ICHAOS."

"We are currently working on new material and will be recording in early
2010. Go check out Robin's audition here." More...

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Steel Panther Video Q&A And Acoustic Video Posted

Billboard.com has posted a Steel Panther Video Q&A as well as an exclusive acoustic performance of "Community Property." Check them out below and the full feature here.

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Tom Fischer In "Secret History Of Black Metal"

England's Terrorizer magazine has launched what is likely to become a separate quarterly specialist publication to complement the main magazine. The first issue, published in September 2009, is dedicated to "The Secret History Of... Black Metal." The 96-page magazine features various references to Hellhammer and Celtic Frost as well as a dedicated interview with Hellhammer/Celtic Frost/Triptykon guitarist/singer Tom Gabriel Fischer. A sidebar in the feature assesses the most significant Hellhammer and Celtic Frost releases, rating Celtic Frost's "Monotheist" album of 2006 as "Arguably, the metal album of the decade... This is darkness."

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Continuance Signs to Rise Records

Indiana hardcore band Continuance has announced the signing to Rise Records. The band, which features members of SAINTS NEVER SURRENDER, will release their debut album in the Spring of 2010 and is currently touring North America. For more information on the band and song samples, check out their MySpace page.

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