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Metal News for October 31, 2009

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30 news articles posted on this day.

Vendetta Posts New Music Video Online

British metal outfit Vendetta has posted their new music video online for the song, "New Horizon." You can check it out below. The song comes from the bands forthcoming new album, "Heretic Nation" which will be released in November.

Vendetta has also announced the following show dates:

Nov 06 - 02 Academy, Newcastle Upon Tyne (new album launch gig)
Nov 13 - The Snooty Fox, Wakefield More...

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The Hope Conspiracy Announces Tour Dates

Boston's The Hope Conspiracy has announced a US and Europe tour. The Hope Conspiracy is touring in support of their EP, entitled "True Nihilist," which came out this summer.

The Hope Conspiracy tour dates are as follows:

01/06: Stockholm, Sweden @ Kafe 44
01/07: Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia w/ Rise And Fall
01/08: Koln, Germany @ Werkstatt w/ Rise And Fall
01/09: Antwerp, Belgium @ Lix w/ Rise And Fall
01/10: Athens, Greece @ AN Club
01/12: London, UK @ The Barfly London w/ Rot In Hell
01/15: New York, NY @ Cake Shop w/ Blacklisted, United Nations, Mother Of Mercy
01/16: Berkeley, CA @ Gilman w/ Touche Amore, Lewd Acts, Nails
01/17: Seattle, WA @ West Seattle Legion Hall
01/21: Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction w/ Touche Amore, Lewd Acts, Nails
01/22: San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe w/ Touche Amore, Lewd Acts, Nails
01/23: Austin, TX @ Emo's

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Bulletboys Announces New Lineup

Florida metal band BULLETBOYS has announced the return of original member and bassist LONNIE VENCENT. BULLETBOYS has also announce the return of guitarist TONY MARCUS. Tony has joined the band to take over guitar duties. Tony, most notable for his current role as a member in XYZ, also plays in Ashes Of Your Enemy. Tony played in Arcade with Stephen Pearcy (RATT) and also Vicious Delite with Stephen Pearcy (RATT) and Mike Duda (WASP). What most may not know is that Tony was the original replacement for Mick Sweda when he departed in the 90's. Tony Marcus comments, "Music is my life, and rejoining Marq + Lonnie is an honor. Let's Rock!" BULLETBOYS has been rehearsing in L.A. preparing for leg 2 of the Road To Nowhere Tour 09-10.

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This Is Turin Signs To Rising Records

UK extreme metal band This Is Turin has announced their signing to Rising Records. The band will be recording their debut album in 2010. For more information about the band and song samples check out their MySpace page.

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Metallica Plays Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame Benefit

Metallica performed at the 25th anniversary of the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame benefit concert. The band was joined by the likes of Ozzy Osbourne (for "Iron Man" and "Paranoid"), Lou Reed (on "Sweet Jane" and "White Light White Heat") and Ray Davies of The Kinks (on "You Really Got Me," "All Day and All of The Night," and "Stone Cold Crazy"). You can read a detailed account of Metallica's performance on Metallica.com.

HBO will broadcast four hours of highlights from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Concerts on November 29 at 8PM EST in the U.S. At this time there are not plans for a worldwide broadcast, but we'll be sure to keep you posted should that change.

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Salt The Wound To Disband, Plans Final Tour

Having gone through numerous lineup changes, Salt The Wound has announced plans to disband on March 7, 2010. The Cleveland, Ohio deathcore band will play one more show in the USA on January 9, 2010 before embarking on a European tour with War From A Harlots Mouth and Arsonists Get All The Girls.

Salt The Wound recently release their sophomore album, "Ares," a followup to 2008's debut album, "Carnal Repercussions."

An official statement on their breakup is expected soon.

Here are the latest Salt The Wound tour dates: More...

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Final Level Announces Dallas Shows

Texas based band Final Level has announced the following upcoming live shows in Dallas:

12/12 Skillman Street Bar DALLAS, Texas
12/18 O’Riley’s Billiards, Food & Bar Dallas, Texas
12/19 O’Riley’s Billiards, Food & Bar DALLAS, Texas

The Final Level track "I Don't Care" is also currently available for streaming at the band's MySpace page.

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Machines Of Grace Streaming New Tracks

Machines Of Grace has issued the following update about streaming new sample tracks online at their MySpace page:

"Hi Everyone -

"We just put up a couple new sample tracks (‘This Time’ and ‘Between The Lines’) from our debut CD ‘Machines of Grace’. Check them out and let us know what you think.

"The CD has been getting really great reviews from all over the world, so if you haven't picked up a copy yet, get over to iTunes or www.machinesofgrace.net and grab one for yourself! Jeff is out on tour with the Trans Siberian Orchestra now, so we're on a bit of a hiatus until the holidays are over. We're working on a few things in the mean time and expect to announce some upcoming tour dates for early 2010 soon!

"Happy Halloween!"

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Cancer Bats Live Footage Available Online

Fan-filmed video footage has been posted online of Cancer Bats performing the new song "Darkness" at the Olympia Theater in Dublin. The video clip can be viewed below.

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Evergreen Terrace Video Interview Available

Capital Chaos has posted a new video interview online with Evergreen Terrace, which was conducted in California on October 28th. The video clip can be viewed below.

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Crypticus Streaming New Song

Denver based death metal act Crypticus are currently streaming a new track online. The song "Ceremonial Surgery" can now be heard at their MySpace page.

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Decrepitaph Streaming New Sample Track

Texas death metallers Decrepitaph have issued the following update about streaming a sample from their upcoming album "Beyond The Cursed Tombs" at their MySpace page:

"Check out the page to hear a SAMPLE of the song 'Castle of the Doomed' from the next full length album entitled 'Beyond The Cursed Tombs' which is coming early 2010 on Razorback Records. We have posted up the first half of the song for you to check out. This is a FINAL MIX sound, so expect the album to be exactly like this."

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Jaded Heart Cancels Upcoming Tour Dates

German hard rockers Jaded Heart have announced they are dropping off their current tour with Brainstorm and are canceling all upcoming tour dates. No reason has yet been given for the cancellations.

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Meathole Infection Changes Name To Grave Ritual

Alabama death metallers Meathole Infection have announced they are officially changing their name to Grave Ritual. Samples of their music can be found at the new Grave Ritual MySpace page. Grave Ritual is currently working on new material to release in 2010.

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Rotting Christ Announces Australian Tour Dates

Rotting Christ have announced they will be embarking on their first ever Australian tour in late 2009 and early 2010. The currently confirmed dates for the "Lucifer Over Australia" tour are as follows:

12/31 Screamfest - Sydney
1/4 2010 Billboard-Melbourne
1/5 2010 Hi Fi –Brisbane

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Rudra To Re-Issue "The Aryan Crusade"

Trinity Records has issued the following announcement about re-issuing the Rudra album "The Aryan Crusade" with two extra bonus tracks:

"To those who are searching for older albums of Rudra, now is your time to rejoice, because we will be re-issuing their long out of print album, ‘The Aryan Crusade’. And to make it ever more exciting and even worthy for a second buy to those who already have a copy of it, we will be including two exclusive bonus tracks on it. One is a cover of Death’s ‘Forgotten Past’ and the other one is an original entitled ‘Crucifixation’.

"‘The Aryan Crusade’ was Rudra’s sophomore full length album and was originally released on 2001. The controversial title allowed the band to make inroads in using authentic vedic etymology to destroy people’s imaginations of many Vedic words. In the process the album broke new grounds, both lyrically and musically, which won them attention from all parts of the metal world. With many good reviews, this album created a cult following for the band not just in Asia but in other parts of the world as well. In fact, many fans would swear that this is INDEED the definitive VEDIC METAL album."

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Amberian Dawn Cancels Two Tour Dates

Amberian Dawn, who are currently embarked on a European tour with Epia, have announced that they are canceling their tour dates on October 31st in Madrid and November 1st in Lisbon. Amberian Dawn has stated the reason for the cancellations are due to vocalist Simone of Epic coming down with an illness. The tour is currently scheduled to pick up again on November 3rd in Toulouse, France.

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Disarmonia Mundi Streaming New Song Online

Italy's Disarmonia Mundi are currently streaming the new single "Perdition Haze" online at their MySpace page. The track is off the band's upcoming album "The Isolation Game." The album was recorded, produced, mixed and mastered at The Metal House Studio by Ettore Rigotti and contains 13 tracks.

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Katatonia Announces Signing Session

Katatonia have announced a signing session at Hellraiser Records on November 7th. The session will take place in Leeds, UK just before their show at Rio's. The address for Hellraiser Records is 97 Kirk Gate.

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Scarpoint Issues Band Update

Scarpoint has issued the following update about their upcoming album and searching for a new guitarist:

"Hey fuckers!!

"So yesterday we took some photos for the cover of the album. They look awesome and the cover is gonna be really sick! Can´t wait to see the result. We've also started talking to some guitar players who will audition for the spot. It´s goona be exciting to start playing the new songs with a full line up.

"We've decided not to take or book any shows for this year. We feel that we want to focus on finding a guitar player that can fill the spot, also we need to rehearse the songs so thightly that it will blow you away!! But rest a sure that 2010 will be a very hectic and exiciting year for Scarpoint . We have some extremely cool news that I can´t say yet, but they will blow you away, trust me! So stay tuned and stay twisted and we´ll se you out there!!"

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Korpiklaani Postpones South American Tour

Finnish folk metallers Korpiklaani have issued the following update about postponing their South American tour dates:

"Sadly, Korpiklaani need to postpone their tour to South America due to complications with work permits which resulted in canceled flights for the band.

"Korpiklaani did everything possible to make this happen and apologize ro all their fans for this, which was not the fault of the band. We promise to make up for this with new dates to be scheduled soon and want to thank all of our fans for your patience. We also want to thank Ariel from Argentina and Carlos from Mexico for helping us try to solve this situation, which was unfortunately not possible."

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Cradle To Grace Enters The Studio

Canadian metal band CRADLE TO GRAVE has commenced work on their third studio album and follow-up to 2007’s "Texas Medicine." The band featuring Denis "Sasquatch" Barthe of Aggression and Matt Fowler of Assault/Karrion just completed pre-production with producer Clay Haluk (Infernal Majesty, Aggression) and has now entered Screen Machine Studios in Vancouver, BC. The new CRADLE TO GRAVE album is slated for an early 2010 release via Year of the Sun Records.

“Pre-production sessions for the new record were awesome!” states CRADLE TO GRAVE new bass player/singer Demon Mason. “It gave us the opportunity to make our material a little bit more in line with what Venom did with Welcome To Hell and Black Metal. We can't believe how this band sounds now and we are anxious to show it to the world. Oh and by the way, evil has no boundaries.”

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Ahoora Posts New Single, "Crimson Baby," Online

Ahoora has released their first ever single, "Crimson Baby," and posted it online on their MySpace player. Here's what the band had to say about it:

"We're Proud to present our first ever single, 'Crimson Baby'; off the new album Awkward Diary. The song is dedicated to Neda & all who died innocently in ....Tehran.... streets during last June conflicts. Crimson Baby and other 11 new songs will be heard on our upcoming 3rd album, Awkward Diary, which will be out soon. Please check back here for exact release date; and don't forget to spread the word if you enjoy the single!"

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Refuse Resist Gives Studio Report

The Thorp Records debut from Boston hardcore upstarts REFUSE RESIST will be entitled "Socialized" and will be in stores everywhere on February 9, 2010. The record contains twelve tracks of catchy, cadence-heavy hardcore.

Thorp Records owner, Andy King, had this to say about the signing: "Refuse Resist's sound is every much their own, yet still clearly within the bounds of what we have all come to love and expect from Boston bands. The excellent production put to these 12 high-energy tunes has all of us at Thorp anxious to get Socialized out to the masses."

Shawn Refuse, the band’s vocalist, comments: "We are very excited about the new release. It's called Socialized because it's obvious that social networks are taking over our lives and becoming the drug of choice for people everywhere, myself included. While we wouldn't exist without them – we found each other on MySpace – they really do take up too much time in our lives. What ever happened to going out to shows, hanging out and meeting people for real?

Refuse Resist writes songs about what we know, love, hate and everything in between. This CD showcases our growth as a band. It's the kind of music I like, and I think others will enjoy it too."

Check out their video update from the studio below, as well as new, exclusive "Middle America" mp3, upcoming mini-tour dates, cover art, and track listing!!

Here is the tracklisting for "Socialized:"

1. Middle America
2. At a Dead End
3. One Life
4. Socialized
5. Comeback
6. Living in the Past
7. Bad Luck
8. Shoulda Been Aborted
9. Pick Up the Pieces
10. IRS
11. Sunday Matinee
12. What is Right

FOUR-DAY GETAWAY w/ Razors in the Night:

11/5 Baltimore, MD @ The Benevolent Order of Do-Gooders Celebration Hall
11/6 Philly, PA @ Fish Flat
11/7 Brooklyn, NY @ Bushwick Bikeshop
11/8 Florence, MA @ American Legion More...

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Hallows Eve Announces New Guitarist

Georgia metallers Hallows Eve have issued the following statement about recruiting a new guitar player:

"Hallows Eve has replaced one of their guitarists, Chris Abbamonte, with long time Atlanta musician, Evan Bartleson. Evan brings not only over 25 years in the Atlanta music scene but, more importantly, his unique playing, writing and live performance skills, as well. Bartleson will appear on the upcoming HALLOWS EVE album. More to come... Cheers!"

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Swashbuckle To Embark On "Splash And Thrash" Tour

Swashbuckle will be embarking on their "Splash and Thrash" North American tour next week starting on November 4th and running through mid-December. Swashbuckle's entire upcoming tour schedule is as follows: More...

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Under Eden Parts Ways With Drummer

Under Eden has issued the following update about parting ways with their drummer:

"As a handful of people reading this may have already been aware, our good friend and original drummer Josh Fetzek announced his departure from Under Eden at the end of August. Although this was unfortunate for us as a band, it wasn't entirely unexpected - Josh was getting married and was also increasingly busy playing in Nailed Shut (with his wife) - so there was no bad blood. Being that Josh had completed his drum tracks for the next album well in advance, and our only scheduled show had been double-booked and therefore canceled, the only immediate effect was that we wouldn't be scheduling any new dates.

"That brings us to our new drummer: Jamie Strobach. In addition to being a part of the extended Under Eden family for many years (engineer on The Savage Circle and mastering engineer on Phoenix on Frozen Wings) he is also a very established drummer, having played with numerous bands - Forgotten Sun, Seventh Calling, Impaler, Cold Colours and currently Shadowcraft - and has remained very involved with Under Eden over the years. That being the case, he was the first person we asked once Josh informed us of his decision.

"Since we still have a bit of work to do on The Science of Self-Defeat, we are splitting our time between finishing that and getting Jamie up to speed on the new songs; he already knew the old songs to some extent. We don't plan to schedule any shows for the remainder of 2009, as we hope to find a new label once recording is finished and the album is ready for mixing. In the interim, we will sneak some song previews onto our MySpace page just as soon as we think they're ready for public consumption.

"Check back - more updates will follow!"

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Krypteria's Making of New Album Video Available

Angst-Im-Wald Photography and Marketing has posted a video and photos from the making of Krypteria's latest album, "My Fatal Kiss." Check it out at this location.

"My Fatal Kiss" was released in August 28 in Germany, Austra and Switzerland and features the single "For You I'll Bring the Devil Down."

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Archon Legion Announces New Members

Archon Legion has checked in with the following message:

"Alright, time for a little update. The search for a drummer has come to a halt thanks to Darius Mackenzie (of Mother Died Today). He has agreed to join the ranks full time and will be working with us on writing a new full length album. I would also like to officially announce the addition of Aaron McDowell (formely of Gremory) on 3rd guitars. We will be focusing the next few months on writing material for a new album.

"I know the EP is taking longer than anticipated but it is on it's way to completion. I have posted a preview of 'Age of Heroes' which will be featured on it. This mix has only a rough mix of drums and guitar on it. Unmixed, very raw, but I hope some of you can still enjoy it as a teaser.

"We should be ready for shows in the new year with the new line up and new music. Keep on rocking the fuck out and keep checking in. Cheers and Beers!"

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Gross Misconduct Issues Recording Update

Gross Misconduct bassist, Ryan Shepard, has issued the following album update:

"Here's a quick update on where we are with the recording of the new album:

"The album is 8 full songs and around 50 minutes

"-The Drum tracks are 100% complete
-Rhythm Guitar tracks are 100% complete
-Bass tracks are 70% complete
-We will start tracking Vocals and lead guitars from mid-November to late December.
-Mixing and mastering will be early 2010
-We hope to release the album end of Q1 2010

"We are really happy with how it is coming out, and I can say that anyone that liked the first album will LOVE the 2nd.

"We also playing a show on Nov 20th at The Fall tattooing at 433 Seymour St. Vancouver.
Gross Misconduct is headlining with support from Reckoner and Kooznetz.

"We play 4 songs from the new album live now, so come out for a preview!"

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