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Metal News for October 22, 2010

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42 news articles posted on this day.

Tombs Announces Rarities Album Details

New York dark hardcore act Tombs has revealed the tracklisting for its forthcoming rarities/b-sides album. The 14 track set, titled "Fear Is The Weapon," will be pressed in a limted number of 1,000 and is set for release on November 9th, 2010 through Relapse Records. "Fear Is The Weapon" is a collection of early material and previously unreleased demos.

"Fear Is The Weapon" tracklisting:
1. Fountain Of The World 666
2. Course Of Empire
3. Calvaire
4. Marina
5. Monuments
6. Darker Than Your Nights
7. Hallways Of The Always
8. Cypress
9. Gods of Love and Suicide
10. Cheval Noir
11. Gossamer (demo)
12. Merrimack (demo)
13. Beneath The Toxic Jungle (demo)
14. Filled With Secrets (demo)

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King's X Posts DVD Trailer Online

Springfield, Missouri progressive metallers Kings X has posted a trailer for its upcoming live concert DVD and double album. The sets, titled "Live Love in London," is set for release on October 26th, 2010 through Insideout Records. "Live Love in London" will be made available in three different formats including the standard two CD verison, a deluxe 2CD/DVD package and a DVD only release. "Live Love in London" was shot in January of 2009 at the Electric Ballroom in London. You can view the trailer and track listing below:


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Abacabb Announces Farewell Tour

Washington D.C. death metal act Abacabb has revealed the following concert dates as part of its farewell tour. Abacabb announced in June that it would disbanding. you cna find the dates, cities and venues below:

11/27 Wilmington, DE – The Harmony Garage
11/28 Vineland, NJ – Hanger 84
11/30 Middletown, NY – Sounds Asylum
12/01 Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock
12/02 Worcester, MA – Palladium
12/03 Trois-Rivieres, QC – Rock Cafe Le Stage
12/04 Montreal, QC – Club Soda (feat. Despised Icon)
12/05 Toronto, ON – The Annex Wreckroom
12/06 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
12/07 London, ON – London Music Hall
12/08 Windsor, ON – The Chubby Pickle
12/09 Dayton, OH – The Attic
12/10 Williamsport, PA – The Hive
12/12 Mount Airy, MD – Mount Airy Fire Hall
12/17 Virginia Beach, VA – Hanger 09
12/18 Richmond, VA – Hat Factory
12/19 West Springfield, VA – Jaxx More...

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Disturbed Posts Third Video In Web Series Online

Chicago hard rock act Disturbed has posted the third of four studio webisodes documenting the making of its fifth studio album, "Asylum". "Asylum" was released on August 31, 2010 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart, the fourth consecutive release from the group to do so.

You can view the video below:

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Porcupine Tree Posts Behind The Scenes Clip

U.K. progressive rock veterans Porcupine Tree have posted a behind the scenes clip from their recent tour stop in New York City where the band performed at the iconic Radio City Music Hall. you can view the clip below:

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DragonLord Posts Live Video Of "Blood Voyeur"

DragonLord has posted some live performance footage of “Blood Voyeur” filmed in Tokyo, Japan 2006. The band has been working on new material to follow up 2005's “Black Wings Of Destiny.” Look out for more live footage from Japan at around Halloween on all DragonLord-related sites.

Dragonlord "Blood Voyeur" live at Club Citta - Kawasaki, Japan:

The band recently posted video footage of "Unholyvoid" as well.

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The Wounded Kings Song Streaming Online

The Obelisk is streaming 15 Minutes of doom metal from The Wounded Kings off their split release with Cough. The song is called “Curse of Chains,” and the split with Cough is titled "An Introduction to the Black Arts" and is due out November 16th on Forcefield Records.

The band has one show listed on their MySpace page, which is as follows:

Nov 7 2010 @ 2:00P - DUTCH DOOM DAYS 9 Baroeg Rotterdam, NL, NETHERLANDS

The band's current line-up will cease to exist in 2011, as Nick (drums) is moving to Canada with his new wife and George is leaving to carry on with his solo work, leaving just two members of the band remaining. The band plans to soldier on and recruit replacements, however.

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Metal Bits

Sometimes there are interesting bits in the metal world that aren’t exactly newsworthy on their own, might not qualify as “just for fun,” or might even be too old to warrant a new post of its own. So here’s a round-up of some interesting metal bits around the ‘net of late:

The Term "Death To False Metal" Has Officially Jumped The Shark (thanks Weezer!)
via Metal Injection.

“Shit Phil Says” is a new series of videos to be uploaded exclusively to Metal Injection, featuring Shit Phil Says. These clips are excerpts from DOWN's new 2CD+DVD release, “Diary of A Mad Band,” which is in stores now. Check out clips one and two.

Tunecore releases free Halloween compilation (not metal).

The awesomely named "Heavy Metal" animated film that is more known for its name and soundtrack than story line and animation, is now streaming online in full. “Watch this sex fueled animated movie where Aliens get naked, a green orb spreads destruction, and Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult, Cheap Trick and Devo set one hella'va tone.”

Joey Belladonna celebrated his his birthday last week and this video from “Bowling of the Titans” surfaced:

Finally, here’s an old video making rounds on the social networks - this guy makes Dani Filth sound like an opera singer:

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New Hexfire Album Being Mixed

Engineer Janusz "Yanek" Bryt, who has previously worked with bands like Vader, Destruction, and Behemoth, has started mixing the new album from Poland's Hexfire. Vocalist Jacob Liszko commented on the mixing process: "We're one step closer to finish our upcoming album. Yanek is an incredible engineer and I'm really content he's mixing our songs. I know he'll make them sound amazing!"

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Firewind Posts Trailer for North American Tour

Greece's Firewind has posted a trailer for the upcoming North American tour this fall with Powerglove and The Absence.

Here are the North American dates:

Nov. 04 Raleigh, NC - Volume 11
Nov. 05 West Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Nov. 06 New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
Nov. 07 Montreal, QC - Les Foufounes Electriques

Firewind's new album, "Days of Defiance," is due out October 25th via Century Media.

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OMA&TUQ Announces Album Release Date for Europe

Swedish metal act One Man Army and the Undead Quartet has checked in with the following album update:

"We just came back from the studio. Been there for 3 weeks and now there´s only the mixing and the mastering left to do. This album will totally slay. Can´t wait to play it for you. Go to http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Onemanarmyofficial/127506483942832 if you wanna follow the progress.

"Also just found out that 'The Dark Epic'... will be released on the 25th of February 2011.
More info on the release later on."

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New After The Burial Song Streaming Online

Metal Sucks is currently streaming a new After The Burial song, entitled "Bread Cumbs and White Stones." The song is off the band's upcoming new album, "In Dreams," which is due out November 23rd via Sumerian Records.

After The Burial is currently on tour with Maroon and The Agonistare. Here are the remaining tour dates:

22.10.10 Germany Hannover Musikzentrum
23.10.10 Germany Hamburg Markthalle
24.10.10 Belgium Houthalen JH The Bassment
25.10.10 Germany Koblenz Dreams
26.10.10 Luxembourg Esch-Alzette Kulturfabrik
27.10.10 Switzerland Zürich Abart
29.10.10 Germany Cham LA
30.10.10 Italy Bologna Blogos
31.10.10 Austria Graz PPC
01.11.10 Austria Wien Szene
02.11.10 TBA
03.11.10 Germany Stuttgart Juha West
04.11.10 Germany Aachen Musikbunker
05.11.10 Germany Leipzig Conne Island w/ WINDS OF PLAGUE, STICK TO YOUR GUNS, FOR TODAY, MONUMENTS
06.11.10 Germany Lingen Alter Schlachthof
07.11.10 Germany Berlin Lido

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Kill The Client Streaming Entire New Album

Dallas, TX based act Kill The Client is currently streaming the new album "Set For Extinction" in its entirety online now via the band’s MySpace profile. "Set For Extinction" drops in North America on October 26th, 2010 via Relapse Records and November 1st internationally.

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Rudra to Collaborate with Dance Theatre Company

Vedic metal band Rudra will be collaborating with Singaporean dance company Maya Dance Theatre, as part of the Kalaa Utsavan (Indian Festival of Arts) Festival 2010 organized by The Esplanade. This collaboration will showcase the growls and speed of death metal music through the flow and artistry of dance. The event is set to take place November 17, 2010 at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre. For more information, visit the Esplanade or Apsara Asiaweb sites.

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Vampires Everywhere! Shoots New Music Video

Vampires Everywhere! is currently putting the finishing touches on the band's debut full length, and the band has also recently shot a new video for the first single, which will be made available shortly. Vampires Everywhere! has the following upcoming tour dates:

10/25 – The Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA
10/27 – Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
10/30 – Lakeside Ballroom – Wichita Falls, TX (w/ William Control)
10/31 – Dr. Pepper Star Center – Frisco, TX
11/01 – White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
11/03 – The High Ground – Metairie, LA
11/05 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
11/06 – Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
11/07 – Breakaway Skating Center – Virginia Beach, VA
11/08 – The Rock and Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
11/10 – Studio at Webster Hall – New York, NY More...

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Sepultura Posts First Studio Report on YouTube

Sepultura has posted a studio report video with a new song on YouTube. The band is currently writing new material for the upcoming album, which will be their first for new record label, Nuclear Blast.

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As They Sleep Explains New Album Concept

As They Sleep is set to release the new album "Dynasty" on November 22nd, 2010. The band has now posted the following statement online explaining the concept of the album:

"Doing a concept album is something we have always talked about. I've always found it awesome to be able to tie everything together on a record and have it all revolve around the same subject. We wanted to make this album as brutal as possible as well as staying true to our roots; to raise the bar in all aspects of the music, but keep it colorful and fresh.

"Brutality aside, 'Dynasty' focuses mainly on the rise and fall of various kingdoms, empires and dynasties throughout history, both factual and mythological. It ties in the reasons for collapse with power and battle-lust, and intertwines it all with modern problems and politics that we are dealing with today. It pretty much outlines popular stories in history regarding false gods, struggle, famine, dictatorship, and why these things didn't work.

"The album starts off with 'Oracle of the Dead' - a balls to the wall look at Hades, the so-called 'God of the underworld.' It then ventures through history, examining ancient Egypt, the Mayan civilization, and even Attila the Hun (look him up kids) only to wrap it all up with 'The Unseen:' a kingdom we can only dream of, and exists only through faith. More...

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Diskreet To Release New Album

Topeka's death dealers Diskreet are set to release the new full-length album "Engage The Mechanicality" in North America on October 26th through Siege Of Amida/Candlelight Records. Produced by the band, "Engage the Mechanicalty" was mixed by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage), and the album artwork is courtesy of Par Ollofsson (Cult Of Luna, Psycroptic, Severed Savior).

The "Engage The Mechanicality" track listing is as follows:

1. Engage (Intro)
2. Valley Of Kings
3. Serpents Tongue
4. Spinal Cord Collection
5. Bishop of War
6. The Fall of Mankind
7. We Are Legion
8. Human Harvest
9. Pawning the Sanctuary
10. Graves
11. Haunt Of Fear

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Firewind Offering Free Song Download

Greek act Firewind is set to release the new album "Days of Defiance" on October 25th, 2010 via Century Media Records in Europe. Century Media has launched a download page that will allow fans to get the album’s opening track "The Ark Of Lies" free after tweeting or posting a Facebook status update about the song. Go here to download the track.

The new album's track listing is as follows:

1. The Ark Of Lies
2. World On Fire
3. Chariot
4. Embrace The Sun
5. The Departure
6. Heading For The Dawn
7. Broken
8. Cold As Ice
9. Kill In The Name Of Love
10. SKG
11. Losing Faith
12. The Yearning
13. When All Is Said And Done
14. Wild Rose
15. Ride To The Rainbow's End
16. Breaking The Law

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Holocausto Canibal Announces Halloween Show

Portugal's Holocausto Canibal has issued the following update about performing a Halloween show:

"Gaia em Peso VII - Reasons to go. For the first time ever Holocausto Canibal will destroy Gaia em Peso stage! 31th October - 00H - Halloween Night. More reasons to go? 1 Beer = 50 cents...enough said right? Be there!"

The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

10/31 2010 Gaia em Peso VII Outlet Grijó, V.N.Gaia, PORTUGAL
12/25 2010 Invicta X-Massacre II Hard Club, PORTO, PORTUGAL
1/15 2011 17º Mangualde Hardmetalfest Venue TBA, Mangualde, PORTUGAL

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Zavod Streaming New Songs

Swedish industrial metal act Zavod has issued the following brief update about streaming two new songs online: "Its getting darker nowadays! Two new songs from the debut album are now online. 'Into The Night' and 'Industrial City,' featuring Allex from Vilefuck." You can check out the new tracks via the Zavod MySpace page.

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Sneak Peek Of "That Metal Show" Episode 2 Posted

VH1 has posted a sneak peek from episode two of "That Metal Show," which premieres on VH1 Classic Saturday, October 23 at 11 pm ET/PT. The second episode will feature guests Michael Anthony (Van Halen / Chickenfoot), Carrie Keagan and Kip Winger.

Here's an excerpt from Episode Two:

Eddie Trunk: “Listen. Let’s get right to it. Why the hell are you not in Van Halen?”
Michael Anthony: “That’s a good question.”
Eddie Trunk: “Do you know?”
Michael Anthony: TUNE IN TO FIND OUT THE ANSWER More...

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Motorhead's Kronenbourg Advert Posted Online

A new commercial for the french lager Kronenbourg 1664 featuring hard rock legends Motorhead has been posted online. You can check it out below. The advert features the band performing their classic song, "Ace Of Spades" in a whole new way, as part of the drink's "Slow The Pace" campaign. More...

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Interview with Adam Warren of Oceano

Oceano hasn't been around long, but has had their share of problems. Van crashes on tour and the resignation of both guitarists have made for plenty of headlines while they only had one album released. 2010 has been more kind to Oceano, though. New guitarists Devin Shidaker and Nick Conser have joined the ranks and the album "Contagion" is on the way, due out November 9th. I caught up with vocalist Adam Warren in New York as they were shooting the video for "Weaponized" off the new album to talk about the new happenings of the band. More...

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The Wii Goes Metal With New Rock Band Songs

Well, this is a first: the cute little console with the wiimotes is getting more metal than the rest of the pack, with the Xbox 360 seeing absolutely no new metal tracks on the Rock Band Network this week. Starting October 26th, the PS3 gets a track from Graveyard BBQ, while the Wii gets some love from In This Moment, Clutch, Demon Hunter, and Testament. The newly added Xbox 360 tracks this week (all non-metal) are as follows:

Cosmic Tribe – "All I Want"
Hugh Cornwell – "Philip K. Ridiculous"
Since October – "The Way You Move"
Those Among Us – "I Thought I Knew You"
Kingsize – "Miss America"
Scotty Don't – "Refugee"
Shylo Elliott – "Drum Exercises for the Sufficiently Masochistic"
Fake Problems – "Soulless" More...

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Belphegor Announces New Album Title

Belphegor has finished the recording for the band's upcoming full-length album, which will be titled "Blood Magick Necromance." The new album was recorded in Sweden's Abyss Studios, produced by Peter Tägtgren, and mastered by Jonas Kjellgren. "Blood Magick Necromance" will be released on January 14th in Europe and February 8th in North America via Nuclear Blast records.

"This will be the most epic and monumental Belphegor work to date," commented front man Helmuth. The track listing and cover artwork for the new album is expected to be released shortly.

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Angela Gossow Talks Atheism, Veganism, And More

Angela Gossow of Arch Enemy recently conducted a Romanian interview with Maximum Rock Magazine, in which she discusses issues such as atheism, veganism, and the use of satanic themes in metal music. Excerpts from the interview can be read below.

Maximum Rock: I read your biography and some of your answers to the fans and I can see that you are a really committed and determined person and really involved in political issues, with a strong and right attitude against racism, globalization and stuff like that. How do you think you can raise the awareness regarding these issues among youngsters?

Angela: I think people look for answers, I think that’s what’s great about the young generation, that’s why they’re most likely to make changes and start up little revolutions, you know… Because you’re more rebellious as a teenager, a lot of people get tired when they get older and I think it’s important to stay in the dialog with young kids. I tell as much as I can about me, about what I believe in and a lot of people pick up on that because they look actively for inspiration. Some have questions and I try to answer them and make them realize that we’re living in an age where we all know that our world is dying for one thing and we know that wars are not the answer to any political problem, yet environmental destruction is still ongoing and there’s still a lot of wars raging. It’s absurd. The war in Iraq is not over despite the fact that it’s out of the news. It’s a very confusing time people live in and it’s very frightening as well… It feels a bit like end time, doesn’t it? I don’t really preach about what I do, I only answer questions, like when people ask me why am I a vegan, I explain it to them, or why am I an atheist, I explain it to them. But I’m quite careful with these things because I definitely don’t want to be a preacher, there’s enough preachers out there and a lot end up in politics and religion and I mistrust preachers. I rather practice and set an example. I think it’s important to let people know what I believe in, because I feel responsible for my actions and I also feel responsible for telling young kids the right things.

Read the full article at Maximum Rock.

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Details Announced For 2011 Pagan Fest Tour

The 2011 edition of the European Pagan Fest tour will be headlined by Korpiklaani, with support from Moonsorrow, Unleashed, Kivimetsan Druidi, Varg, and Arafel. Eluveitie and Heidevolk will also be appearing on select dates. The currently announced dates are as follows:

3/4 - Wien, Austria - Arena
3/5 - Leipzig, Germany - Hellraiser
3/6 - Berlin, Germany - Columbia Club
3/7 - Bad Arolsen, Germany - Outback
3/8 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
3/9 - Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp
3/10 - Saarbrücken, Germany - Garage
3/11 - Geiselwind, Germany - Music Hall (extended show with special guests ELUVEITIE and HEIDEVOLK)
3/12 - Oberhausen, Germany - Turbinenhalle (extended show with special guests Eluveitie and Heidevolk)
3/13 - Tilburg, Netherlands - O13 (extended show with special guests Eluveitie and Heidevolk)
3/14 - Paris, France - Trabendo
3/15 - Lausanne, Switzerland - Docks
3/16 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
3/17 - Innsbruck, Austria - Hafen
3/18 - Munich, Germany - Backstage
3/19 - Linz, Austria - Posthof
3/20 - Prague, Czech Republic - Abaton
3/21 - Katowice, Poland - Studio
3/22 - Budapest, Hungary - WigWam
3/23 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Cvetlicarna Mediapark
3/24 - Bologna, Italy - Estragon
3/25 - Stuttgart, Germany - LKA Longhorn (extended show with special guests Eluveitie and Heidevolk)
3/26 - Antwerpen, Bellgium - Hof Ter Loo (extended show with special guests Eluveitie and Heidevolk)
3/27 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg (extended show with special guests Eluveitie and Heidevolk)

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Luctus' Hydra Offering New Album As Download

Chile based black metal act Luctus' Hydra has announced the band's second album, entitled "Blasphemous War," is now available as a free download. All tracks from the new release can be downloaded via the Multimedia section on the band's official website. You can also hear samples of the band's music via the Luctus' Hydra MySpace profile.

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Conspires To... Streaming New Songs

U.K. act Conspires To... has uploaded the new songs "Voice in the Storm" and "Death or Dishonour," which can be heard here. The band also commented on the track "Death or Dishonour:"

"'Death or Dishonour' is another song about revenge. It's about those things that happen to you that you subconsciously bury, or drift from your memory as time passes, but are always there lying dormant.

"You only need to see a person, or visit a place or hear a song on the radio to bring it all flooding back. This is about taking things to the next level and making whoever truly pay for their wrong doings.......not that I condone such actions obviously, but it make great fuel for heavy angry music!"

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Status Minor Working On New Album

Finland's Status Minor has checked in with the following brief announcement about working on a new album: "Hello. We are working with OUROBOROS album now. I can say that it will be very solid piece of prog metal. I think we can show some audio clips soon. Cover art is almost ready ( by monowasp / Andre). But that is all now... Best wishes." You can also check out the band's music via the Status Minor MySpace page.

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Sothis Postpones L.A. Show

Sothis has issued the following announcement about the band's previously scheduled L.A. show being postponed:

"Due to circumstances out of our control, the Sothis/Mictlantecuhtli show in Los Angeles is being POSTPONED! The city is actually shutting down Lacy St on Friday & Saturday in order to film an episode of CSI. The police will not let anyone through the area in order to reach the venue as they have all of the proper permits to cut off that area from the general public.

"It is our hope that the show will be moved to Friday November 5th but the date has yet to be confirmed. We are truly sorry for the postponement. Please help us spread the word as we were just notified of this by the venue late Thursday evening (last night)."

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Unleashed To Play Pagan Fest 2011

UPDATE: The full lineup and tour schedule can now be found here.

Unleashed has checked in with the following update about playing the Pagan Fest 2011 in support of the band's new album:

"Warriors! We are proud to announce that Unleashed are once again confirmed for the Pagan Festivals. This will be the only European tour Unleashed will play on the 'As Yggdrasil Trembles' album. See you all in March 2011. The dates will be posted here soon as well as on our website."

The band's currently announced tour dates are as follows:

10/29 2010 Rockbaren/Nöjesfabriken Karlstad, SWEDEN
11/24 2011 70 000 Tons of Metal Miami, FL

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Guest Musicians Comment On Working With Aborym

Italy's Aborym had previously announced Davide Tiso (Ephel Duath) and Karyn Crisis (Karyn Crisis Band) are performing guest spots on the band's new album "Psychogrotesque," which is set to drop on November 8th, 2010. Davide Tiso commented on working with Aborym:

"I have nothing but respect for Aborym. I followed and supported the band since their '99 Kali Yuga Bizarre and I consider Aborym the boldest extreme metal act ever born in Italy. I find remarkable their ability in reinventing themselves album after album. Aborym is a lonely beast in the underground metal forest, and Fabban is a truly visionary leader: I'm proud of what he's reaching with his music. I'm sure Aborym will continue to surprise in the future, this is what they usually do. It has been a pleasure to do a guest appearance in their new album and I'm particularly touched by what Karyn did on those songs. I still have shivers thinking about that one vocal take she did on the album's closing song! I wish Aborym to receive the massive attention they deserve."

Karyn Crisis also added: "It's not often that I feel connected enough to someone else's music to want to sing on it. Music is a strange, foreign language to me, yet Aborym's new album was a language I identified with. It speaks a psychological dialect I understand, yet it's at the same time new and surprising. The concept and rhythmic ideas are great, and it's been a very real pleasure to be a part of it."

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Hadean Comments On New Album Release

Guitarist/vocalist Nicolao Dos Santos of Germany's Hadean has issued the following statement about the release of the band's new album "Parasite:"

"The album Parasite is now available in all major online music stores like iTunes, Amazon, 7digital etc.! But for physical orders please shoot us an e-mail, as we highly recommend to get hold of the jewel case including the 12 pages strong booklet, for it is not only a musical and lyrical, but also a graphical concept, and simply killer looking!

"Stay tuned for concerts supporting this long player, the band is preparing for shows and some extremely special live events!"

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Kalevala Streaming New Song

Russia's Kalevala has previously announced the band's upcoming album "Vedma (the Witch)" is set for a November, 2010 release date. The band has now uploaded the title track from the new release, which is available for streaming via the Kalevala MySpace page. Additional details on the new album will be released as they are made available.

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Norma Jean Announces Final Shows Of 2010

Norma Jean has issued the following brief comment about lining up the band's final tour dates of 2010: "Hey everyone. These are the last US shows for us this year so start planning your road trip! Boooyah we'll see ya there!" The dates are as follows:

11/18 2010 Nashville, TN - Rocketown
11/19 2010 St. Louis, MO - Fubar
11/21 2010 Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep
11/22 2010 Ogden, UT - The Basement
11/23 2010 Boise, ID - The Venue

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The Prophecy Announces Irish Tour Dates

UK metal band THE PROPHECY has announced the following Irish tour dates:

10/29 - Masons, Londonderry w/ Honey for Christ
10/30 - The Pavillion, Belfast w/ Gacy's Threads and 99 Miles of Bad Road
10/31 - The Limelight, Belfast w/ Honey for Christ

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Kerry King Performs With Megadeth In California

Slayer guitarist Kerry King, who was briefly a member of Megadeth when the band first started, joined his old band on stage last night at the Hollywood Ampitheater to perform the song, "Rattlehead." You can check out fan filmed footage of the appearance below. This marks the first time King has performed with Megadeth since 1984. More...

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Firewind Announces Japan Tour Dates

Greek power metal band Firewind has announced Japan tour dates:

Jan. 10, 2010 Osaka, JP - Shinsaibashi Club Quattro
Jan. 11, 2010 Nagoya, JP - Nagoya Club Quattro
Jan. 12, 2010 Tokyo, JP - Shibuya Club Quattro

Firewind's upcoming album, "Days of Defiance," is due out on October 25 via Century Media.

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Just For Fun

Oderus Offers Survival Guide to Live Gwar Show

Frontman Oderus Urungus has offered advice on how to survive a Gwar show, according to Calgary's Metro. Here are a few excerpts from the article:

“The best way to survive one of our shows is probably to just not go,” warns Oderus Urungus, front-thing for heavy metal space mutants Gwar, the self-proclaimed, “most titanic, apocalyptic, loudest, smelliest and disgusting rock 'n' roll band in history.”

What To Wear:
It all depends on your desired outcome. Want to be a target for mayhem? Stuck for a last-minute Halloween costume? Wear something crisply white and head for centre stage. With their endless dousing of carnage, you're sure to come out making Regan MacNeil from The Exorcist look like the “After” side of a detergent commercial.

What To Bring:
A healthy sense of humour (political incorrectness is a plus for reasons we can't divulge), a strong stomach and a change of clothes. And earplugs.

What Not To Say:
How many times you've seen them. At least not to the band, as Urungus takes it as an affront, thinking the band kills the entire crowd nightly. When fans claim attending multiple shows he cries, “How the hell did that happen? I thought we killed everybody.” Alternately, avoid comparing Gwar to other costumed rock bands (Lordi, Mushroomhead or even KISS) to fans. That might get you impaled for real.

What To Do:
Again, it hinges on your intended experience. Step up front for an interactive encounter including stage diving, moshing, curse-laden taunting from Urungus and refreshing gore sprayed constantly. For the voyeur, stay well back and enjoy the massacre of various puppets/papier-mâché creations.

Read the full article at Metro.

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MyGrain Announces New Album Release Date

The following update has been posted on the official MyGrain web site:

"The album that is released on 12th of January, carries the name MyGrain. The band feels that this is a new beginning: there has been line-up changes and steps have been taken into a more progressive style, not forgetting the familiar things that make the band what it is. The album was recorded and produced by Janne Joutsenniemi (Suburban Tribe, Stone), mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö.

"MyGrain released their first album, 'Orbit Dance,' in 2006 and the second album, 'Signs of Existence,' followed up two years later. Both the albums got positive feedback from the audience, not forgetting the critics. As the new album is released, the band will start an extensive tour in Finland - starting from Helsinki on 27th of January. The other tour dates will be released later."

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