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Metal News for October 24, 2010

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15 news articles posted on this day.

Flatulated Posts New Album For Free Download

Texas death metal/grindcore band Flatulated has released their "Tales Of The Gruesome And Horrifying" album online for free download. The album was released via Order of Death on October 20, 2010

Here's the "Tales Of The Gruesome And Horrifying" tracklisting:

1. The Flatulator
2. Spiritual Rape
3. Burn The Flames
4. Foul Mouth
5. You Got Lucky
6. The Horror From Uranus
7. To Kill A Vampire
8. Subhumanoid Zombified Flesh Eaters

You can check out more of their music on the band's MySpace or stream the album here to see if it's something you'd like:

If like it you can support the band by making a donation so they can buy some merch and record more music.

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Arkhum Parts With Drummer

Arkhum has checked in with the following update about parting ways with drummer Matt Reeves and working on new material:

"First of all, we'd like to thank all the people that have bought 'Anno Universum!' It's been getting really good reviews across the board, and for that we're way stoked! Now to business... We recently parted ways with Matt Reeves and are now looking for a drummer. It's pretty important that we find one in a fairly quick manner, due to upcoming shows. If you're interested hit us up on MySpace, Facebook or at our email: arkhumbooking@hotmail.com Details will be discussed in aforementioned messages/emails.

"Arkhum also has some new music in the works that we would love to debut live, sometime this Winter, so stay tuned for that! Also buy our things, so we can fund other things! We have new shirt/hoodie designs in the works and would love to get them out, but that takes money! So buy some stuff! Thanks!"

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Journey Into The Instrumental Metal Of Odyssey

Spokane based instrumental metal act Odyssey bucks the trends of music by ditching the idea of a vocalist and letting the instruments do all the talking. Odyssey, which is composed of brother team Jordan and Lukas Hilker along with guitarist Jerrick Crites, recently released the "Schematics" EP and is soon to begin pre-production for the new album "An Abstract Existence." The band members took some time out to explain why they choose to go on without a singer, how they approach song writing, and taking a break from live shows to work on the new full-length album. More...

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Hatchet Dawn Issues Recording Update

Hatchet Dawn has issued the following update about finishing the recording of a new album:

"Hatchet Dawn announces the update of the bands website and myspace layouts with new content and photos from shoots this year while working behind the scenes on the bands next release. Hatchet Dawn has officially finished recording all the material for the next release during October and has begun mixing the songs with Neil Kernon. More news to follow soon.

"Hatchet Dawn wishes everyone a safe and blissful Halloween! To celebrate Halloween this year Hatchet Dawn are playing on the CREEPSHOW festival being held in Melbourne Saturday 30th October on Halloween Eve. Check the ‘Tour Dates’ at this location for all the details. Be sure to grab existing stock of Hatchet Dawn merchandise on sale now through the bands web site!"

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Inmate Checks In With Show Recap

Slovenian metallers Inmate have checked in with the following update about the band's recent live shows supporting Dark Tranquillity:

"As you have probably noticed, we had 2 special shows in the past couple of weeks. Inmate was a support band on Dark Tranquillity world tour in Zagreb and Vienna. Our first stop was in Zagreb, Boogaloo club. We opened the show. Although we had mixed expectations because we played there for the first time, we didn't expect such a phenomenal respond. The crowd was more and more into our music and at the end of our performance we received a huge applause. Zagreb was ours. At the end of the show many people congratulated us and admitted they didn't expect such a performance from a support band. An answer to many of you out there: Guys, we are definitely coming back to Zagreb a.s.a.p.!

"Two days later we orientated our GPS towards Vienna. Szene , a well-known club in Vienna, was the target. We were happy to meet guys from Insomnium and Dark Tranquillity again. The first information we received after coming to the place: SOLD OUT SHOW! Woooooooow! We felt really great on the stage that night. Much more relaxed and a little bit more used to such a big crowd. We expected many people to attend our performance because of a sold out show. But to have a full venue at the end of the show … a dream come true. Headbangers in front line, applause of the whole hall and people asking for more! Thank you, Vienna. More...

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Ecliptica Begins Recording New Album

Austrian metal band Ecliptica has recently entered Wild One Music Studios and issued the following studio update:

"On Thursday 14th October, we have entered the Wild One Music Studios. Roland Navratil is already recording and oooooh Hell, it’s going to kick ass big time!"

"Roland Navratil (Atrocity, Leaves’ Eyes, Dignity) is recording the drums. We are very happy, because Roland has worked with us for months during all Preproductions and made all the magic happen on the drums. It was a really hard work, Roland was not in Vienna all the time and we had to communicate, program, discuss and coordinate a lot, but in the end it was worth every second. The Drum tracks sound killer and we are glad we could do everything with Roland. This guy is a machine in the studio!"

Roland Navratil comments, “I know Eclipticas music for quite a while now. And as they asked me earlier this year if I could help them out in the studio for their new CD I didn't hesitate. Due to other live and studio work it took some while to find the time to record the CD. But now there are only 3 songs left and they will be done tomorrow. All I can say is that it will be a great CD. I am looking forward to hear it. And you should stay tuned to check it out !!!” More...

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Arch Enemy Performance Footage Available

Video footage has been posted online of Arch Enemy performing live in the Netherlands at Waerdse Tempel Heerhugowaard on October 22nd, 2010. The footage can be found below.

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Moonspell Announces Acoustic Shows

Portuguese gothic metal act Moonspell has announced the acoustic "Shadow" tour, which starts of on October 30th to celebrate Halloween. The band issued the following announcement about the shows:

"Moonspell begins the acoustic tour 'Shadow' on 30 and 31 October at Cinema São Jorge (Lisbon).The band will feature acoustic versions and semi-acoustic flagship of its themes. This show is also aimed at an audience open to new sounds and approaches. Keeping the old tradition, and the pair of acoustic concerts, Moonspell are pleased to invite all families to spend a weekend Halloween together.

"The band will present a set of thematic activities on this holiday. The smaller ones are not forgotten with a stand of face paintings at your disposal (on which they can paint with vampires, Frankenstein, Alice in Wonderland, fantastic animals, fairies) as well as a workshop to learn how to make the traditional pumpkins. Lobo The group will join the event, with educational efforts. More...

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Narnia Comments On Final Shows

Christian power metal act Narnia has issued the following update about the band's final shows before disbanding:

"Hello! We're happy to say that original keyboard-player Martin Härenstam (formerly known as Martin Claesson) joins us for our very final concerts in Mexico City and at Christmas Rocknight, Germany.

"We can't think of a better way to say goodbye to our fans than with this hybrid classic/modern lineup: Germán Pascual, CJ Grimmark, Andreas Johansson, Andreas Passmark and Martin Härenstam. See You soon."

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Pagan's Mind Posts Drum Cam Footage

Pagan's Mind has posted drum cam footage of Stian Kristoffersen playing "Atomic Firelight" live at Hamar, Hydranten on September 17th, 2010. The clip can be viewed below.

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Samael To Release "A Decade In Hell" Box Set

Century Media Records is set to release a box set containing all the releases Swiss act Samael recorded for the label. The "A Decade in Hell" set will consist of nine CDs and two DVDs including the following releases: "Worship Him," "Blood Ritual," "Ceremony Of Opposites," "Rebellion," "Passage," "Exodus," "Eternal," "Era One," "Lesson In Magic #1," and "Black Trip." The cover and other details on the set can be found here.

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Jack Slater Checks In With Band Update

Germany's Jack Slater has checked in with the following update about the band's current status:

"Return of the Sleeping Dead! I admit it, we have been a bit lazy and unmotivated the last couple of months. With a new (awesome!) album that certainly isn't the best course of action, but sometimes there is nothing you can do.

"We are no pro band, but nevertheless (or because of that!?) a band like Jack Slater still demands a lot of time for organization, administration and promotion. We gave a 100% for many years now and whenever someone needed a time out, someone else took his place and did the work. This time, however, no one really felt responsible for it and the different members had different things to do in life, that's why Jack Slater has been a bit too quiet the last couple of months... not anymore!

"To get my own (Horn) motivation back, I did what I always do in these situations: everything old has to go and be redone. That is why I did a complete relaunch of our Official Site. In the next days I will finish the new site and update the MySpace page and all the other sites we run with all the news, infos, reviews and stuff of the last months. More...

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Sabbath/Deep Purple/Maiden Supergroup To Record

Tony Iommi and Ian Gillan will be recording together again along with Iron Maiden's Nicko McBrain and Deep Purple's Jon Lord to benefit an Armenian music school. Recording under the moniker WHOCARES, the first charity single will be titled "Out of my Mind."

In 1989 Tony Iommi and Ian Gillan were involved in the recording of the Deep Purple track "Smoke on The Water." This song was re-recorded to raise money for those affected by the Leninakan earthquake that struck Armenia in 1988.

In October of last year both Tony and Ian travelled to Armenia to see how the funds raised had helped the local community. On their trip they visited a music school only to find it being run out of temporary accommodation, it was only location not to have been rebuilt 20 years after the earthquake had struck.

Tony and Ian will be heading back into the studio, joined by Jon Lord (ex Deep Purple / Whitesnake) and Nicko McBrain (drummer of Iron Maiden) to record a new track to raise money to rebuild the Armenian music school.

More recently bassist Jason Newsted (Metallica, Flotsam & Jetsam, Voivod, etc.) and guitarist Mikko "Linde" Lindström (H.I.M.), have added their parts to the track "Out Of My Mind" from the all-star charity project.

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Sobrusion Gives Band Update

Sobrusion has issued an update on the band's latest activities:

"Currently rehearsing our live set with some new samples AND bringing back some old songs from 'The First Embrace' which will be cool to belt out once again.

"We also mimed our asses off to 'Borders' whilst someone stood there with a camera and filmed us. We're gonna turn that into a thing called a 'film clip'. Apparently all the rave with the kids these days. No set release date yet but you will find out in good time.

"On another note we're gearing up to start writing for the next release. It's almost been a year since the release of 'Maieutics' so we figured it's time to get out the ol' thinkin cap and start to pen down some riffs.

"The sounds coming about so far are something like if Rick Astley and James Brown had a love child together that was raised by Billy Ray Cyrus. Hope that gives you an idea.

"Keep a look out on our myspace and facebook pages as we'll have a nice little announcement to make. But for now....it's a secret"

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Sunday Old School: Tygers Of Pan Tang

Ask any fan of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal to name five of their favourites and chances are Tygers Of Pan Tang will be amongst that list. The band may not be quite as well known now, but during the N.W.O.B.H.M.'s period of popularity, they were certainly considered one of the standout groups in the pack, and they had the songs to back it up. The band was formed in 1978 in the town of Whitley Bay, which is located in the North East of England near Newcastle, and quickly signed to Neat Records, which was known for releasing many records from British heavy metal bands at the time including Venom, Raven and Jaguar. The partnership with Neat was only to last for the single, "Don't Touch Me There" however, as the Tygers signed to major label MCA soon afterwards. Following a few more single releases, the group finally released it's debut full length album in 1980 entitled, "Wildcat." The album did well in the United Kingdom, debuting at number 18 on the British Albums Chart. The band was soon to see a big change in terms of lineup however, when they recruited John Sykes, formerly of Streetfighter, as second guitarist and split with singer Jess Cox after he and the rest of the band had a falling out. The band decided to replace Cox with Jon Deverill, best known as the vocalist of Persian Risk and this lineup recorded a second album entitled, "Spellbound," which was released in 1981 and once again entered the British Album Charts, though this time peaking at the lower place of number 33, as well as spawning the single, "Hellbound," which also saw chart success, peaking at number 48 in the United Kingdom.

The next year, Tygers Of Pan Tang released a third album called "Crazy Nights," which was unable to spawn any successful singles but did enter the British Albums Chart at number 51. Following this record, Sykes decided to quit the band in order to pursue a position as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist, which he didn't fulfil, though he was recruited as the new guitarist for hard rock heroes Thin Lizzy soon after. Sykes was replaced by guitarist Fred Purser and the band got to work on their fourth album, "The Cage." "The Cage" ultimately proved to be the band's biggest success in terms of chart performance, entering the U.K. charts at number 13 and featuring three successful singles in the form of "Love Potion No. 9," "Paris By Air" and "Rendezvous." Despite the good commercial reaction to the album, the band decided to call it a day soon afterwards as a result of tensions with their record company. A new version of the band was formed in 1985 however, featuring Deverill and drummer Brian Dick and released a new album named, "The Wreck-Age" the same year. The record was the first Tygers album not to chart in the United Kingdom, and following poor reviews of their next album, "Burning In The Shade," they disbanded once again. More...

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