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Metal News for October 26, 2010

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45 news articles posted on this day.

1349 Posts Drum Cam/Performance Footage Online

Norwegian black metal act 1349 has partnered with Sick Drummer Magazine to post a new drum cam and performance footage clip online. The clip features the song "Nathicana" being performed during an early October tour stop. You can view the video below:

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Interview with Vanden Plas Guitarist Stephan Lill

When I was first approached about doing an interview with Stephan Lill, Guitarist of one of my favorite Prog/Metal bands, “Vanden Plas”, I was stoked to say the least. Not only am I a big fan of the band who possesses every studio album they have put out (with the exception of colour temple), I am also a huge fan of their lead guitarist. Now although personally I felt all their recordings had been nothing less than phenomenal, I was nevertheless skeptical to there ability to follow up their previous release “Christ O”, a very adventurous and epic album, and one of my personal favorites. A lot of bands when faced with the challenge of creating a follow up to a great album, buckle under the pressure, releasing lack lustered efforts at best.  Upon hearing the new album “The Seraphic Clockwork”  I knew that this was not the case for these guys. More...

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Agassiz Checks In With Band Update

Canada's Agassiz, which was formerly known as Kuldakaust, has issued the following update about the band's activity and an upcoming live show:

"Hello all. We haven't really given an update on the band in the past little while. For the ones who read our blogs, sorry. This Saturday, October 30th we will be playing a Halloween show at the North Hill Inn with our friends Arctic Circle as well as PornoDeathGrind, Free Radical and our Winnipeg brothers Laika! It'll be a great night of metal so, if you are in the Brandon area or Winnipeg, or the surrounding areas and want to come out to the show, you should! It's going to be a great night."

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

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Bret Michaels Life As I Know It Episode 2

Episode 2 begins with Bret four months out of the hospital. Kristi is off to meet her girlfriend Kate and express her concern over Bret not taking it easy while Michaels is out on the road living it up in Joliet, IL. I’m not sure if it’s this particular town (probably not), the venue (maybe), or the fact that it is a Bret Michaels show (probably) but there is a high percentage of white trash on hand for the meet and greet after his performance. Fans that may or may not be pregnant are drinking and giving Bret dating advice. This is the scene when we are introduced to Grammy Gypsy. More...

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Taproot Announces U.S. Tour Dates

American alternative metal act Taproot has revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of the United States. No support acts have been announced but the dates, cities and venues can be found below:

11/24 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
11/26 Lima, OH – Ohio Theater
11/27 Battle Creek, MI – Planet Rock
12/02 South Bend, IN – Club Fever
12/03 Rock Island, IL – Rock Island Brewing Company
12/04 Glendale Heights, IL – Shark City
12/05 Steger, IL – Another Hole in the Wall
12/07 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
12/09 Louisville, OH – The Carriage House
12/10 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
12/11 Watertown, NY – Exhibition Hall
12/12 Albany, NY – Bogie’s
12/13 New York, NY – The Studio @ Webster Hall
12/15 Boston, MA – Middle East Downstairs
12/16 Bristol, CT – Bleachers
12/17 Reading, PA – Silo
12/18 Dayton, OH – McGuffy’s House of Rock

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Novembers Doom Posts Studio Footage Online

Chicago, Illinois progressive doom metal act Novembers Doom has posted the first video clip taken from its current stay in the recording studio. The band are preparing the follow up to 2009's "Into Night's Requiem Infernal" which is planned for an early 2011 release through The End Records. You can view the video below:

Novembers Doom has also revealed details regarding the re-release of its album "The Knowing," which was originally released in 2000. The new 2-disc version is set for release on November 23, 2010 through The End Records.

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Slayer Posts Performance Footage From Big Four DVD

American thrash legends Slayer have posted a full performance clip taken from the upcoming "Big Four: Live From Sofia, Bulgaria" DVD. The song featured is "Disciple" which is included on Slayer's "God Hates Us All" album. You can view the video below:

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Soilwork Posts Third Documentary Clip Online

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

You can view the video below:

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Novembers Doom To Reissue "The Knowing"

Chicago, Illinois progressive doom metal act Novembers Doom has revealed details regarding the re-release of its album "The Knowing," which was originally released in 2000. The new 2-disc version is set for release on November 23, 2010 through The End Records.

Vocalist and fouding member Paul Kuhr commented by saying:

"To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the release of 'The Knowing,' The End Records is re-issuing this long out of print album which is one of the most sought after in the Novembers Doom collection. We wanted to make the reissue something special, so we decided to completely re-mix and re-master it in order to enhance the overall sound. Being able to revisit these recordings in a studio setting also allowed us to fix a few mistakes which have stood out in our ears for 10 years. Songs such as "In Faith" and "Silent Tomorrow" are now as originally intended. We realize many people are fond of the original recording and hate when bands "fix" old material, so for the fans of the original, we're including the original release as a bonus disc. It is an exact clone of the 2000 pressing, allowing you to hear both versions back to back. An expanded 24 page booklet accompanies this reissue with original photography by Tony Myles of Cage XXI, who we've worked with on the "Autumn Reflection" and "A Eulogy For the Living Lost" videos."

Here is "The Knowing" tracklisting:
2010 Edition - CD1
1. Awaken
2. Harmony Divine
3. Shadows of Light
4. Intervene
5. Silent Tomorrow
6. In Faith
7. Searching the Betrayal
8. Last God
9. In Memories Past
10. The Day I Return
11. Aura Blue

2000 Edition - CD2
1. Awaken
2. Harmony Divine
3. Shadows of Light
4. Intervene
5. Silent Tomorrow
6. In Faith
7. Searching the Betrayal
8. Last God
9. In Memories Past
10. The Day I Return
11. Aura Blue
12. Silent Tomorrow (dark edit)

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Psycroptic Vocalist To Miss U.S. Tour

Jason Peppiatt, vocalist of the technical death metal act Psycroptic, has announced plans to skip the band's forthcoming U.S. tour with Nile. Zdenek Simecek of Godless Truth will replace Peppiatt on the tour.

Jason Peppiatt commented by saying:

"A month or so after we confirmed the U.S. tour, I was greeted with the excellent news that I would be a new father, halfway through the tour no less. Since I could not miss the birth, and I couldn't exactly drive from the U.S. to Tasmania, I talked it through with the rest of the guys and decided to ask Zdenek in to fill for the last tour of the 'Ob(servant)' album for me.

"Zdenek has been a longtime friend of the band and is a super-talented vocalist, so I'm happy to have him in my shoes for this run. I'll be working hard demoing the new material while at home (as well as changing nappy's), and I'll see you all in 2011!"

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Sonic Syndicate Announces Stand-In Vocalist

Sweden's Sonic Syndicate has announced a replacement vocalist for Richard Sjunnesson, who will not be traveling with the band on the upcoming tour. The band commented in a statement:

"Hello to all our fans! We can't wait to see you all on the We Rule the World tour! However we're sorry to announce that Richard will not be completing the remaining dates with us. He is taking a break for family and personal reasons.

"Have no fear! We are still coming to rule the night and burn your city! In fact we are already working on the future and booking more shows! Standing in on harsh vocals will be our long time friend Christoffer Andersson, he's well rehearsed, more than qualified and ready to kick ass with us every night!"

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Murderdolls Announces U.K Headline Tour

American hard rock act Murderdolls has revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of the United Kingdom. The Murderdolls are currently on tour to promote its 2010 release, "Women and Children Last." Support on the tour will come from Black Veil Brides. The dates, cities and venues can be found below:

02/01 Portsmouth, UK – Pyramids
02/03 Norwich, UK – Waterfront
02/04 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
02/05 Sheffield, UK – Corporation
02/07 Wolverhampton, UK – Wulfrun Hall
02/08 Middlesbrough, UK – Empire
02/09 Glasgow, UK – O2 ABC
02/11 Manchester, UK – Academy 2
02/12 London, UK – HMV Forum
02/13 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
02/14 Exeter, UK – Lemon Grove

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Autumns Eyes Gives Update, Announces Video and DVD

Autumns Eyes has issued and update on the progress of upcoming album "Please Deceive Me" as well as announcing a new music video and first DVD release:

"In an attempt to distract myself from infusing apples with poison/candies with razors, I have decided its time for another update. Its no secret that October is indeed a month of inspiration and creation for Autumns Eyes. With the completion of 'Please Deceive Me' slowly creeping up on the ears of its unfortunate listeners, a new breed of visual abominations approaches to coincide with the release. In other words, new music videos.

"The first video scheduled is for the track 'Haunting Your Daughter,' which has a very '80s Horror Movie/Nightmare on Elm Street' sound to it. It will also contain an intro track titled 'Red Wine and Resin,' a creepy 'Goblin' inspired instrumental song which sets the stage for the story.

"While keeping on the video subject, I suppose its a good time to announce the very first DVD release from Autumns Eyes. A date has yet to be scheduled, but the DVD will contain several music videos, documentaries, interviews, and a few surprises to be announced at a later date."

Autumns Eyes is also holding a Halloween Costume Contest. All you need to enter is a photo of yourself in your Halloween Costume before the deadline of November 5th. Winners will be announced one week after Halloween. Here are the prizes:

1ST PRIZE: 3 Items of your choice from the Autumns Eyes Store
2ND PRIZE: 2 Items of your choice from the Autumns Eyes Store
3RD PRIZE: 1 Item of your choice from the Autumns Eyes Store

To enter, visit this link and submit your photo.

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The Chariot Offering Free MP3 Download

Georgia’s The Chariot and ShockHound.com have combined forces to give fans a free download of the song "The Audience," which is off the upcoming new studio album "Long Live." The song can be downloaded at this location. "Long Live" is set for a Monday, November 22nd release date through Good Fight Music.

The Chariot has the following upcoming headlining dates with support from local acts:

11/12 Harrisonburg, VA @ The Blue Nile
11/13 West Springfield, VA@ Jaxx
11/14 Providence, RI@ Club Hell
11/15 Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
11/16 Toronto, ON@ The Mod Club More...

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Desultory To Reissue Previous Albums

Reunited Swedish death metallers Desultory will reissue deluxe editions of their "Into Eternity" and "Bitterness" full-lengths via Singapore's Pulverised Records. The albums were initially released via Metal Blade Records in 1993 and 1994 respectively. To commemorate these two offerings, both discs will be released together with bonus tracks from three "Desultory" demos circa '90 - '91. In addition, each record, originally produced by Sunlight Studio owner/producer Tomas Skogsberg, will be remastered by multi-instrumentalist/producer Dan Swanö at Unisound Studio in Sweden.

Said Swanö of the undertaking: "I've been remastering Desultory's demos and first two full lengths. The play time is more than 80 minutes! All the material has been restored to fit nicely together in the same playlist, and it's amazing how much a few small tweaks can change the overall sound from 'demo' to 'album.' A funny anecdote is that I 'forced' the band to go to the home of Tomas Skogsberg in the middle of nowhere and pick up the original DAT tapes of the demos. Maximum quality achieved!"

The front covers and inside booklets have all bean tweaked with a subtle redesign by Greek graphic artist Anestis Goudas of Derz Design (Rotting Christ, I.C.S Vortex, Shagrath etc.) and come with detailed liner notes by Terrorizer Magazine writer Olivier "Zoltar" Badin, with special assistance from Desultory frontman/guitarist Klas Morberg. More...

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Asking Alexandria Starts New Webisode Series

Asking Alexandria has partnered up with Revolver Magazine to present an exclusive webisode series. In the first episode, which can be viewed here, Danny (vocals) and Ben (guitars) check in from the Sumerian office to talk about a plethora of topics: filming a new video, touring with All That Remains, not drinking before shows, and their plans for the rest of the year.

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Toxic Holocaust Posts New Song Rehearsal Online

West Coast thrash metal act Toxic Holocaust has posted a new rehearsal clip online featuring a new song set to appear on the band's forthcoming 2011 release from Relapse Records. The band is currently on tour as a suport act to Danzig. You can view the video below:

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IWrestledABearOnce Posts New Music Video Online

American progressive metal act IWrestledABearOnce has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "The Cat's Pajamas" which appears on the band's debut full length album "Its All Happening" which was re-released as a three disc set in 2010 through Century Media Records. You can view the vide below:

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Place Of Skulls Joins Giddy Up! Records

Tennessee based doom act Place of Skulls has signed on to the Giddy Up! records roster, which also includes Moth Eater, Black Water Risin, and Demonica. Giddy Up! will release the new Place of Skulls album "As a Dog Returns" in North America on November 9th, 2010.

Said Giddy Up! label head Steve Seabury: "To me, Victor Griffin is a legend in the doom scene. I am like a little kid at the doom store. It's an absolute honor and privilege to have Place of Skulls join the Giddy Up! Records family. This record is just amazing. I love it."

Place of Skulls also has the following upcoming tour dates:

10/26/2010 Little Devil - Tilburg, NL
10/28/2010 Loppen - Kopenhagen, DK
10/29/2010 Rockefeller/ John Dee - Oslo, NOR w/ Orange Goblin
10/30/2010 Tribute Sandnes, Stavanger, NOR w/ Orange Goblin
10/31/2010 TBA
11/02/2010 Hafenklang - Hamburg, GER
11/03/2010 Mau - Rostock, GER
11/04/2010 White Trash - Berlin, GER
11/05/2010 Falkendom - Bielefeld, GER
11/06/2010 JH De Lochtink - Eeklo, BEL
11/07/2010 Baroeg, Dutch Doom Days 9 - Rotterdam, NL
11/08/2010 Rosenkeller - Jena, GE

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Suffocation Seeking New Venue For Upcoming Show

Decibel magazine has issued the following update about Suffocation's live show on November 11th being canceled until a new venue is found:

"Decibel presents the Decibel Defiance Tour w/Suffocation show update! So to address the rumors the 11/11 Suffocation show in Philly is currently canceled. The original venue (Polaris) could no longer run the show and we are currently looking for another venue to host it. Don't fret Philly we are working on it. More details are forthcoming."

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Mortal Infinity To Play Metalfest Austria

Germany's Mortal Infinity has issued the following announcement about performing at the 2011 edition of the Austrian Metalfest:

"Hey Guys, we finally made it happen! Mortal Infinity plays at Metalfest Austria 2011! You can order your tickets for the festival directly from us! From 3 tickets you will get a free shirt! Please contact us at mortal-infinity@web.de."

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Darkest Hour Announces Australian Tour

Darkest Hour has announced an upcoming string of Australian tour dates with Carnifex in January, 2011. The currently announced dates are as follows:

1/4 - The Hi-Fi, Brisbane QLD (18+)
1/5 - The Factory Theatre, Sydney NSW (Lic/AA)
1/6 – “Wagga:Open:Air” – Music Bowl, Wagga Wagga NSW (AA)
1/7 - The Hi-Fi, Melbourne VIC (18+)
1/8 - Fowlers Live, Adelaide SA (Lic/AA)
1/9 - Amplifier Bar, Perth WA (18+)

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New Hail Of Bullets Album Enters German Charts

Dutch death metal act Hail of Bullets has entered the German album charts on position 75 with the new album "On Divine Winds." The band commented on the chart position:

"Hail Of Bullets soar into the German album charts On Divine Winds! We’re extremely proud of our first ever chart entry, and it only makes sense that this would happen in the most metal-minded country in the world. We salute our loyal fans for greasing the gears of war, this isn’t just our victory but yours as well! Death Metal Supreme!"

"On Divine Winds" was released the 8th/11th of October and features 12 tracks on the limited first Digibook edtion and 11 tracks on the regular jewel case version.

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Leaves' Eyes Checks In With Band Update

Leaves' Eyes has checked in with the following recap of the Metal Female Voices Festival and update about working on a new album:

"We want to say a BIG thank you to everybody at MFVF. Once more it was a fantastic show and a special experience for the band at Wieze, Belgium! As we mentioned on stage this was the last festival show in Europe for this year and it couldn't be better than this!

"Now we are preparing our first concert in India on November 19th. Moreover, we are in the middle of the production of our new record which will be finished soon. The album will be released in springtime 2011! Stay tuned and best wishes."

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Pit Stories: Sumo Wrestling Meets Drum And Bass

Every week we talk to bands from all over the world and hear some of their favourite stories from the mosh pit. This week, Dean Miller of New York hardcore veterans No Redeeming Social Value shares his story about getting into the spirit of another culture:

"Every NRSV show is a free for all fun extravaganza of ill behavior! So on our recent Japan tour, in Osaka our naked tour manager and crew Sumo wrestle other members of the other bands in the pit and they are covered in sweat and mud and bee. The matches lasted a good half hour and then NRSV played, then after our set a bachelor party free for all drum and bass party broke out. We partied until after the sun came up... then played another show!"

No Redeeming Social Value recently released a new live album entitled, "High In Holland." You can read all about it, along with a history of the band and much more, by checking out our recent interview with vocalist Dean Miller.

Check back every Tuesday for more pit stories.

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Interview

An Interview with Stephen Davis, Author of LZ-'75

Stephen Davis is the author of rock biographies "Hammer of The Gods," "Walk This Way," and "Watch You Bleed." His latest book, "LZ-'75: The Lost Chronicles of Led Zeppelin's 1975 American Tour" (reviewed here) takes the reader into the backstage world of touring with Led Zeppelin during their prime, highlighting the good, the bad, and of course, the decadent. Below is an interview with Stephen. More...

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Solace of Requiem Issues Tour Recap

Solace of Requiem has checked in with the following recap of the band's European tour:

"Solace of Requiem has just returned from the Resurrected In Europe Tour 2010. There are a few photos of the tour that have been added to the profile. Unfortunately, Resurrection's vocalist Paul DeGolyer had a family emergency only 4 days into the tour which required him to immediately return home to the United States.

"In order to keep the tour rolling, SOR Bassist / Vocalist Jeff Sumrell assumed vocal duties for Resurrection for the remainder of the tour. For 8 nights Jeff pulled double-duty and performed on stage for both SOR and Resurrection, doing a fine job for both bands. In the words of one of the promoters of the tour: 'That dude is a fucking machine!' More...

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Conspires To... Prepares To Record New Songs

Conspires To... has issued the following announcement about entering the studio to record vocals on two new tracks:

"Studio is booked for Nov 4th! We will be recording vocals for From the Deep and either Condemned or Illusions (Previously entitled The Fall of Ulysses). I am thinking that it will be Condemned as it is a pretty slow grinder, where as From the Deep is our fastest track yet, so there is good tension between the two."

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Framferd To Enter The Studio

Norway's Framferd has checked in with the following announcement about gearing up to enter the recording studio: "Studio is booked! Framferd is ready to enter studio in February! We are looking forward make a new record with great sound and killers songs. Studio diary's will be uploaded. Stay tuned!" You can also check out several Framferd songs at this location.

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Toxic Holocaust Updates Tour Schedule

Toxic Holocaust has joined Danzig, Possessed, Marduk, and Withered on the "Blackest of the Black" tour, and will also be doing a string of headlining dates in November. The upcoming Toxic Holocaust tour dates are as follows:

10/26 Oklahoma City, OK The Conservatory (w/ MARDUK)
10/27 Little Rock, AR The Village
10/29 San Antonio, TX Backstage Live
10/30 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
10/31 Dallas, TX Palladium Showroom
11/2 Knoxville, TN Valarium
11/3 Louisville. KY Expo Five
11/4 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
11/5 Cleveland, OH Now That’s Class (TOXIC HOLOCAUST only)
11/6 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
11/7 Chicago, IL Congress Theatre
11/8 Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews (w/ MARDUK)
11/9 Minneapolis, MN The Cabooze
11/10 Fargo, ND The Venue
11/11 Rapid City, SD Sports Rock (w/ MARDUK)
11/12 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
11/13 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex (w/ MARDUK)
11/14 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
11/15 Seattle, WA Showbox Sodo
11/16 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
11/17 Chico, CA Senator Theatre
11/18 San Francisco, CA Thee Parkside (TOXIC HOLOCAUST only)
11/19 Sacramento, CA Club 916 (TOXIC HOLOCAUST only)
11/20 Anaheim, CA The Grove of Anaheim
11/24 St. Louis, MO Fubar
11/25 Dayton, OH C Space
11/26 Baltimore, MD Ottobar (w/ TOMBS)
11/27 Philadelphia, PA Kung-Fu Necktie (w/ TOMBS)
11/28 Allston, MA Great Scott

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Undivine Starts Pre-Production On New Album

Sweden's Undivine has checked in with the following brief update about entering the studio to start pre-production on a new album: "Ave! Undivine is currently in studio Apocalypse and recording some pre-productions for the forthcoming album! The sound so far is dark and utterly brutal! Stay tuned for more news!" You can also check out Undivine's music via the band's MySpace page.

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Suicide Silence To Film Shows For DVD Release

Mitch Lucker, the lead vocalist of California based deathcore outfit Suicide Silence, has revealed via Twitter that the band will filming their upcoming shows in their home state for a future DVD release. These shows will take place on October 28th in San Diego and on October 29th in Pomona. Stay tuned for further information.

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Motorhead To Release New Album In December

Heavy metal icons Motorhead has announced that they will be releasing their brand new studio album, entitled "The World Is Yours," on December 13th in the United Kingdom through their own label Motorhead Music in conjunction with EMI Music Service. Release dates for other territories are expected to be revealed shortly. You can also check out the artwork below.

The group has also revealed the tracklisting for the new album, which is as follows:

Born To Lose
I Know How To Die
Get Back In Line
Devils In My Head
Rock 'N' Roll Music
Waiting For The Snake
Brotherhood Of Man
Outlaw
I Know What You Need
Bye Bye Bitch Bye Bye More...

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Crucifyre Posts New Album Video Trailer Online

Swedish old-school Death Metallers CRUCIFYRE has posted a 40-second video teaser of their new album, "Infernal Earthly Divine," which can be viewed below:

"Infernal Earthly Divine" is CRUCIFYRE's debut full-length album, which includes a line-up featuring TG (ex-Morbid) on guitars, Yasse Hillborg (ex-Afflicted) on drums, Urban Skytt (ex-Crematory) on guitars, Erik Tormentor Sahlström (General Surgery) on vocals and Henrik Doltz Nilsson (Dobermann Cult) on bass. More...

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Saetith Signs To Rising Records

US blackened death metallers Saetith have announced their signing to Rising Records. The band will be working on a new album in Spring 2011.

Saetith's current line up is as follows:

Scott Eames - Vocals, Guitar
Jered Eames - Bass
Duane Timlin - Drums

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Dead Shape Figure Posts New Song Online

Finnish metal band Dead Shape Figure has posted a new song, "Madonna Of Seven Sorrows," on their MySpace page. The track comes off of their new album "The Disease of St. Vitus." The tracklisting for "The Disease of St. Vitus" is as follows:

1. Suicide Continental
2. Seraphim
3. Face On The Nails
4. Felix Culpa
5. Amberstar
6. Madonna Of Seven Sorrows
7. Idiopolis
8. Shrouds
9. Cities Of The Plain

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Darkwater Posts New Album Promo Video Clip Online

Swedish progressive metal band Darkwater has posted a promo clip of their up-coming album "Where Stories End." The album will be released in Europe on November 12th by Ulterium Records, and in North America on November 23rd by Nightmare Records.

Check out the clip below:

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Portrait To Enter The Studio

Swedish heavy metal band PORTRAIT will play Helsinki on November 12th and will enter the studio shortly after. The band issues the following update about the shows:

"On November 12th, Portrait returns to Helsinki to play the Helvation Festival together with among others Grand Magus. This will be the last show to be performed before the recording of the new album, and the first time the material is performed live. See all you Finnish maniacs there! Some new merchandise stock just in: The limited picture disc version of the debut LP, plus new patches. Check the 'releases' section on the website for details."

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Dew-Scented Comments On Tour Dates With Nile

German thrash metal band Dew-Scented will be touring Europe with Nile in January 2011. Singer Leif Jensen comments on the upcoming tour, "We can now finally and proudly announce a full European tour for DEW-SCENTED in January / February of 2011 as support act for Nile! The run dubbed 'Those Whom The Gods Detest Tour 2011 Part 2' will last for about 4 weeks, covering central European countries as well as some Eastern territories (some of which we in fact never ever before visited!) and also UK/Ireland at last again. The tour's line-up will also feature Melechesh, Zonaria and Darkrise next to DEW-SCENTED and headliners Nile (who we last succesfully toured with in 2003), making it a very colourful and interesting package for all followers of extreme Metal."

"But before that, please check us out on an own 10-dates tour at the end of this October month in Italy, Austria, Switzerland and Germany as well as supporting Heaven Shall Burn, As I Lay Dying and Suicide Silence in Germany throughout November."

"We look forward to seeing you all out there somewhere soon to showcase the 'Invocation' album some more. Expect a massive Thrash Metal attack coming your way soon!" More...

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Deathraiser Reveals Debut Album Details

Brazilian thrashers DEATHRAISER, previously named MERCILLESS, have finished the recording process for their debut full length album entitled "Violent Aggression," which will see its release in February 1st, 2011. "Violent Aggression" includes cover artwork by polish artist Andrey Bouzikov who has worked with bands like MUNICIPAL WASTE, CANNABIS CORPSE, VOETSEK, SKELETONWITCH amongst many others. A track, "Annihilation of Masses," from the band's debut album can be heard at the band's official MySpace page.

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The Ocean Announces European Tour Dates

German progressive metal act The Ocean has revealed the dates for its forthcoming tour of Europe, in support of post-rock act Anathema. The Ocean will be touring in support of its forthcoming studio album "Anthropocentric" which is set for release on November 9, 2010 through Metal Blade Records. The dates, cities and venues can be found below:

11/09 Vevey, SWI – Rocking Chari
11/10 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
11/11 Bologna, ITA – Estragon
11/12 Rome, ITA – Alpheus
11/13 Treviso, ITA – New Age
11/14 Milan, ITA – Magazzini Generali
11/15 Zagreb, CRO – Boogaloo Club
11/16 Graz, AUT – Listhalle
11/17 Vienna, AUT – Viper Room
11/18 Budapest, HUN – Diesel Club
11/21 Belgrade, SER – Akademija (The Ocean headline date)
11/22 Bratislava, SLO – Randall
11/23 Prague, CZE – Rock Cafe

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Terasbetoni Reveals New Album Tracklisting

Finnish metal act Terasbetoni has revealed the tracklisting for its forthcoming studio album "Maailma Tarvitsee Sankareita." The album CD was recorded at HIP Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producers Juha Heininen and Hiili Hiilesmaa and is set for release on November 24, 2010 through Sakara Records.

Here is the "Maailma Tarvitsee Sankareita" tracklisting:
1. Myrsky nousee
2. Metalliolut
3. Maailma tarvitsee sankareita
4. Jumalten usva
5. Mies
6. Tunnemme sinut
7. Uudestisyntynyt
8. Thanatos
9. Konstantinopoli
10. Eteenpäin
11. Gloria

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Gwar Frontman Takes Part In Toronto Zombie Walk

Gwar frontman Oderus Urungus hosted Toronto, Canada's eighth annual zombie walk on Saturday, October 23, 2010. Oderus Urungus was given the title of Honorary Grand Marshal. Oderus started the zombie walk by making an opening announcement as well as launching the event with the new tradition of "The Throwing Of The Severed Head." The first documented zombie walk was held in Toronto in October of 2003 with seven participants. The 2009 Toronto Zombie Walk drew an estimated 5,000 people.

You can view video footage of Oderus Urungus at the Toronto Zombie Walk below:

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Blackguard Confirms Festival Appearance

Montreal progressive folk metallers Blackguard has announced its participation in the forthcoming 70000 Tons of Metal festival. 70000 Tons of Metal is the cruise ship metal festival that sets sail Monday, January 24, 2011 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami, Florida to Cozumel, Mexico.

70000 Tons of Metal confirmed bands:
Amon Amarth
Agent Steel
Blackguard
Blind Gaurdian
Cripper
Dark Tranquillity
Death Angel
Ensiferum
Epica
Exodus
Fear Factory
Finntroll
Forbidden
Gamma Ray
Iced Earth
Korpiklaani
Marduk
Moonspell
Obituary
Rage
Raven
Sabaton
Saxon
Sodom
Sonata Arctica
Swashbuckle
Testament
Trouble
TYR
Uli Jon Roth
Unleashed
Witchburner

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Interview

T.N.O.B.M.P.S Speaks/Woods Of Ypres Interview

David Gold (Woods of Ypres) and Aaron Palmer (ex-Woods of Ypres, Arkayic Revolt) of The Northern Ontario Black Metal Preservation Society sit down with Metalunderground.com to discuss the formation of the project, the meaning behind its name, the recording of its debut 7" Vinyl "Future Northern Prosperity" (reviewed here) and its future going forward. David Gold also discusses the current status of Woods of Ypres, its signing with Earache Records and shares an interesting story from the road during the band's last tour stop in Vancouver. More...

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