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Metal News for October 31, 2010

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16 news articles posted on this day.

Ouija Posts New Song Online

Spanish black metal band Ouija has posted a new song on their MySpace player, entitled "Magma." The song was recorded by Bastard at Moontower Studios and mastered by Dan Swano at Unisound Studio.

Ouija signed with Xtreem Music earlier this year after re-forming with original vocalist Midgard and guitarist Map (founder and writer) together with three members from Spellcraft: Fulgur (drums), Aldromk (bass) and Murcilag (guitar). The band planned to release a mini CD in the fall and their second full length album in 2011.

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In Flames Posts New Album Update

Swedish death metal outfit In Flames has posted a message online via their Twitter account regarding work on their new studio album, which will be the first without founding guitarist, Jesper Strömblad. The message reads as follows:

“Pre-prod is almost finished, songs are almost done and we are almost ready to start the actual recording of our next album! We’ll be releasing exclusive clips filmed for our fan club Jesterhead.com starting sometime in the next week.”

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Gojira Begins Work On New Album "Sea Shepherd"

French death metal band Gojira has issued the following update on the progress of their new album:

"Gojira will be in Los Angeles next week in the studio with Logan Mader, recording an EP to support the action of Sea Shepherd led by Paul Watson. A lot of people are showing their support already. We'll have very special guests singing on these 4 songs."

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De Lirium's Order Announces New Bassist

Finnish death metal band De Lirium's Order has announced the addition of bassist Erkki Silvennoinen. The band comments on the addition, "Erkki Silvennoinen has joined De Lirium's Order to play bass. Erkki has recently been playing with Northern Kings and he is a former member of Amoral. De Lirium's Order rehearsed with him this week's monday and everything worked great!"

The band will also be entering the studio today to record a song for their new album. the band previously issued the following update about this:

"We're going to record one track from our new album, song called 'Maximum Sentence,' on 31st October. Some cameras will also be rolling then - expect some video footage."

"A couple of words on what we've planned for the future. We've reserved two weeks from Seawolf studios to record and mix the new album. This session will span from 7th to 21st of February 2011. The project will be interesting because we have planned to re-amp all guitars and bass. Vocals will probably also be recorded in advance. This means that I, Erkki, and Mika have to record everything in advance and Perttu will play (drums) along the guitar tracks!" More...

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Diabolical Reveals New Album Details

Diabolical are set to release their new album "Ars Vitae" on January 21, 2011. The album contains 17 tracks, 4 new studio tracks, 9 live tracks and their first EP "Deserts Of Desolation" remastered. View the artwork here.

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InnerWish Announces New Drummer

Greek metal band InnerWish has posted the following message welcoming their new drummer Fragkiskos Samoilis:

"After almost 9 years of hard work,many performances and 3 full length albums, InnerWish and Terry Moros decided to separate our ways..We wish him all the best to his next musical steps and with much pleasure we would like to announce you, the arrival of our new drummer. Welcome Mr. Fragkiskos Samoilis."

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Dark Age Posts Making Of "ACEDIA" Video Online

German metal band Dark Age has posted the second making of video for their latest album "ACEDIA." The album was released in November 2009 via AFM Records. Watch the video below:

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Gloomy Grim Posts Entire EP On YouTube

Gloomy Grim has posted their entire "Grim Fate" EP on youtube for streaming. The EP contains the Mercyful Fate cover "Black Funeral" and the new song titled "Let My enemy Suffer As I Do!." Listen to the EP below:

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Sunday Old School: Alice Cooper

As it’s impossible not to notice, today is Halloween. It’s probably a general consensus that Halloween goes with metal better than it does any type of music, but why is this is? In two words: Alice Cooper. With a stage show that included hangings, guillotines and chicken throwing (ok, that only happened once), the Alice Cooper band brought the shock to rock and it could be argued that nobody has been able to do it better to this day. Although now known as the solo act of singer Vincent Furnier, the name, Alice Cooper was originally the name of the band that Furnier sang in, taking their name from a witch they believed they had contacted through the use of a Ouija board.

The group was formed in 1964 as The Earwigs, choosing the Cooper name in 1968. They released their first album, “Pretties For You” the next year which was unsuccessful both critically and commercially, a fate which would also befall their second album, “Easy Action.” However, the band eventually achieved a breakthrough with the single, “I’m Eighteen,” which became a hit and helped the album, “Love It To Death” climb to the number 35 spot on the Billboard Top 200 album charts. The next album, “Killer,” not only yielded more hit singles, but saw the band expand their live show into something rock audiences had never seen before, featuring boa constrictors, chopping up bloody baby dolls and ending with Furnier being hanged in a gallows. More...

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Iskald Finishes New Album

Iskald has issued the following announcement about finishing the recording of a new album:

"All work is now done and the forthcoming new Iskald album is complete. Since the recordings in Oslo we returned back to Bodø to record and finish all guitar and bass tracks. Having all drums done beforehand made the recordings a blast and having the opportunity to do them at our own recording studio made it more relaxed and easy. For the last one and a half month the album has been mixed and mastered at 210 Studios in Berlin by our producers Stamos Koliousis and Vangelis Labrakis.

"It has been quite a long process, starting back in August, but in the end it's all worth it. The sound is just what we hoped for and will represent what Iskald really stands for now and in the future. We kind of melted Shades of Misery and Reveletions of Reckoning Day together sound wise to fufill our perfect sound. Music wise we continue down our dark musical path, introducing some new stuff and bringing back some old ideas. As for the song material in general, I would say that we have taken a huge step compared to the last ones, and there should be something in there for everyone.

"During the autumn we plan to reveal details on the album all the way to the final release date, which isn't decided yet. But hopefully in the end of January/start of February... So stay tuned for exclusive info, videos, track-list, photos, new designs and so on in the forthcoming weeks!"

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Arcane Grail Announces Baltic Tour

Russian symphonic black metal act Arcane Grail has issued the following announcement about supporting Ceremonial Perfection on a string of upcoming live shows:

"Hail to all! In January-February 2011 our Baltic tour with Saint-Petersburgian symphonic vikings Trelleborg will occur, as supporters of Estonian melodic deathsters Ceremonial Perfection, who presented their debut album 'Alone in the End,' We, Arcane Grail, shall gig at three mighty Baltic states. For more events' details please see our upcoming shows place, more dates soon!"

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Gravdal Members Join Galar's Live Lineup

Norwegian folk black metallers Galar, whose second full-length album "Til Alle Heimsens Endar" was released on Dark Essence Records in March of this year, have announced the band’s live line up. Joining founder members M. Kristiansen (screams and rhythm guitar) and A. B. Lauritzen (clean vocals and bassoon) are Specter (Gravdal, Aeternus) on lead guitar and Phobos (Gravdal, Aeternus, Malsain) on drums.

An announcement regarding a bass player and upcoming live dates is expected soon. Phobos and Specter will also still remain with Gravdal in their current positions. You can also check out Galar's music via the band's official MySpace page.

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I Spit Ashes Writing New Album

Germany's I Spit Ashes has announced an upcoming live show in January 29th, 2011 supporting Neaera. The band is also currently in the writing process for a new full-length album, with studio recording to begin in 2011. Additional details on the track listing and release date will be announced as they are available. The band's upcoming live shows are as follows:

1/29 2011 Markthalle /w Neaera Blaufelden, Baden-Würt, GERMANY
6/6 2011 Festhalle Holzthaleben, Thüringen, GERMANY

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Illumninandi Splits With Vocalist

Poland's Illuminandi has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's vocalist:

"Unpleasant surprise: Paul 'Troy' is no longer the Illuminandi singer. As he told us, this is his final and thoughtful decision. We would like to say that we understand it, but unfortunately we do not. Paul completely surprised us with information about his resignation.

"We're sorry that so suddenly we lose such a good growler, but we do not give up and will play on. We already have a strong candidate for the deputy to Paul, but I have not decided yet at 100%. If you want to try with us please contact the team or manager."

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Northland Uploads Performance Footage

Spain's Northland has posted a series of video clips online from the band's live performance in Barcelona on October 21st, 2010. The first clip can be viewed below and the rest are available after the jump.


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Nucleator Issues Activity Update

Germany's Nucleator has checked in with the following update about performing at the Northern Flame Open Air 2011 and announcement about working on new material:

"We are pleased to announce that we are confirmed for 'NORTHERN FLAME OPEN AIR 2011.' Where and when are we going to tell you, of course, if further details are available. At this point we thank all who supported us this year and we are now back in the rehearsal room to move to forge new material for you, until then the skin clean and THRASH TILL DEATH!"

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