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Metal News for October 4, 2009

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33 news articles posted on this day.

InACage Announces Departure of Vocalist

San Francisco's InACage has issued the following update regarding the departure of their vocalist, Jackie Souza:

"We have hit a minor setback with our recording process. We are disappointed to announce that our singer Jackie Souza will no longer be singing with INaCAGE. Therefore, we are back to being a power trio and Tony is once again handling all the vocals." More...

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Single Bullet Theory Announces New Drummer

Philadelphia metal band Single Bullet Theory has officially welcomed drummer Acacio Carvalho to the band. Single Bullet Theory will begin recording new material in November of 2009. a video of the new drummer in action can be seen here and below. A picture of Acacio Carvalho can be seen here. To read more about Acacio Carvalho goto this location. More...

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Wisdom In Chains Posts New Music Online

Pennsylvania hardcore band Wisdom In Chains has posted a new song from their upcoming album, "Everything You Know," which will be released in the US on November 3rd and on November 11th in Europe. The track, "Chasing The Dragon," can be heard on their label's MySpace page.

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Urgehal Reveals New Album, "Ikonoklast," Details

Norwegian black metal band URGEHAL has revealed that their new album will be released on Season of Mist's Underground Activists division on November 16th. The tracklisting for "Ikonoklast" [cover art] is as follows:

1. Stesolid Self-Destruction To Damnation
2. Dødelagt
3. Cut Their Tongue Shut Their Prayer
4. The Necessity Of Total Genocide
5. Kniven Rider Dypt I Natt
6. Astral Projection To Rabid Hell
7. Approaching Doom
8. Holocaust In Utopia
9. Sopor Necrosanctus

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Javelina Posts New Music Online

JAVELINA has posted the new tracks, “You’re Going To Hate This” and “Black Blizzard,” from their Translation Loss Records debut release, entitled "Beasts Among Sheep" at their MySpace page. The album was released on September 29th.

JAVELINA’s new record "Beasts Among Sheep" was recorded at Volume Studios in Chicago, IL by Sanford Parker Parker (Minsk, Pelican, Nachtmystium), mastered by Collin Jordan at The Boiler Room, and features artwork by Philadelphia’s very own Old City Tattoo stalwart artist Jason Goldberg. More...

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Raise The Red Lantern Posts New Music Online

Chicago metal band RAISE THE RED LANTERN has posted several new tracks from their upcoming debut album, which will be released on October 27th through At A Loss Recordings. The new track, "Seduction Of Slumber," has been posted on their label’s MySpace page. Also check out the three new tracks "Ritual", "Thick As Thieves", and "Deliver, Us/Deliverance" via RAISE THE RED LANTERN’s Myspace page. A preview of the album's digipack layout can also be seen on their MySpace.

The band will be on the road for most of October in advance of the release. The tour dates are as follows:

10/11 - Washington St. Arts Center - Vermillion, SD w/ Get Rad
10/12 - Nutty's North - Sioux Falls, SD w/ God's Revolver
10/13 - The Aquarium - Fargo, ND w/ God's Revolver
10/15 - Cobra House - Chicago, IL w/ Rollo Tomasi, God's Revolver
10/16 - Harrison House - Ft. Wayne, IL w/ Graves of the Endless Fall
10/17 - Carabar - Columbus, OH w/ Struck By Lightning
10/18 - Garfield Art-Works - Pittsburgh, PA w/ God's Revolver
10/19 - Lit Lounge - New York, NY w/ God's Revolver, Tournament
10/20 - Great Scott - Boston, MA w/ God's Revolver, Phantom Glue, Riffcannon
10/21 - Mill Hill Saloon - Trenton, NJ w/ Gods Revolver, DEMO, Ominous Black
10/22 - Legitimate Business - Greensboro, NC w/ God's Revolver
10/23 - Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA w/ God's Revolver, Hell Comes To Town
10/24 - Dragon's Den - New Orleans, LA w/ God's Revolver
10/25 - The Doom Room - Vicksburg, MS
10/26 - Smoking Gun - Fayetteville, AR w/ Deadbird
10/27 - Vino’s Brewpub - Little Rock, AR w/ Zucura, Witches Tit
11/12 - Ronny's - Chicago, IL w/ Tournament, Tongues, The Muzzler

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Gaza Reveals New Track, “Windowless House,” Online

Salt Lake City grindcore band Gaza has revealed “Windowless House,” a scathing new track off their forthcoming second album, "He Is Never Coming Back." The track can be heard at this location.

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Animals As Leaders Announces First US Tour Dates

Washington DC progressive instrumental metal band ANIMALS AS LEADERS has announced their first tour dates. The three-week November trek throughout the south and midwest with Between The Buried And Me and Veil of Maya contains the following dates:

11/07 - The Attic Club- Kettering, OH
11/09 - Pop's- Sauget, IL
11/10 - The Picador- Iowa City, IA
11/11 - The Waiting Room- Omaha, NE
11/13 - Jake's Sport Café- Lubbock, TX
11/14 - The Hanger- Wichita Falls, TX
11/15 - Emo's Outside- Austin, TX
11/16 - The Incubator- McAllen, TX
11/18 - The Marquee- Tulsa, OK
11/19 - New Daisy Theatre- Memphis, TN
11/20 - 5 Points Music Hall- Birmingham, AL
11/22 - Edge 17- Jacksonville, FL
11/23 - New Brookland Tavern- Columbia, SC
11/24 - Soapbox Laundro-Lounge- Wilmington, NC More...

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Landmine Marathon Reveals New Album Details

Phoenix metal band LANDMINE MARATHON has announced details of their forthcoming release on Prosthetic Records. The new album, entitled "Sovereign Descent," was recorded at guitarist Ryan Butler's Arcane Digital Recording Studios, where he's recorded past efforts from the band, as well as Misery Index, Phobia, The Funeral Pyre and others. The album will be mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (Converge, Hatebreed, Dillinger Escape Plan). The cover art is being handled by Dan Seagrave (Entombed, Dismember, Morbid Angel, Suffocation). "Sovereign Descent" will be released in early 2010. The band documented the recording sessions via video blogs, which can be seen at this location. More...

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Interview

Interview with Oderus Urungus of Gwar

Celebrating their 25th year as a band (at least on Earth), Gwar is tearing across the U.S., destroying this planet city by city. I was lucky enough to have a quick chat with vocalist Oderus Urungus about how he's dealing with this special tour and what he was going to do to me after the show. A transcribed version follows. More...

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Pest To Release New CD, Returns To The Stage

Black metal band PEST is back with a new album available on LP now and coming soon on CD. They are also back on stage since their last shows in 2001. You can catch them live on the following dates:

October 9: Club Jukuz, Aschaffenburg (Frankfurt), Germany w/Black Crucifixion, Thornium, Heretic, Capitis Damnare. www.jukuz.de

November 13 + 14: "Nuclear War Now!" festival @ Postbahnhof Fritzclub, Berlin, Germany w/Ares Kingdom, Revenge, Proclamation, Dead Congregation and many more.

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Entire Gojira Live Performance Videos Online

Metal Injection has posted an entire set of pro-shot Gojira video footage from their April 4, 2009 performance at the Garorock Festival in Marmande, France. The setlist included:

The Heaviest Matter In The Universe Live
Flying Whales Live
Oroborus Live
Backbone Live
A Sight To Behold Live
The Way of All Flesh Live
Vacuity Live

You can check out the first video below, with the rest after the jump.

The Heaviest Matter In The Universe
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Carpathian Forest Krokow Gig To Be Released On CD

Metal Mind Productions presents a live album by Norwegian black metal legend, Carpathian Forest. The album entitled “We’re Going To Hollywood For This – Live Perversions” features a remastered recording of the band’s great gig in Kraków in early 2004. The track list includes a great range of material from the band’s albums – from "Through Chasm, Caves and Titan Woods" up to "Defending the Throne of Evil."

The remastered edition will be available in a digipak edition limited to 1000 copies. The release date is scheduled for 19th October in Europe and 26th January 2010 in USA (via MVD).

Here is the complete tracklisting for Carpathian Forest's
“We’re Going To Hollywood For This – Live Perversions”:

1. Intro I (taken from Strange Old Brew)
2. Sadomasochistic
3. Bloodcleansing
4. Intro II (taken from Defending The Throne Of Evil)
5. It's Darker Than You Think
6. Skjend Hans Lik
7. The Well Of All Human Tears
8. Mask Of The Slave
9. Morbid Fascination Of Death
10. Return Of The Freezing Winds
11. I Am Possessed
12. Intro III (taken from Black Shining Leather)
13. Black Shining Leather
14. Carpathian Forest
15. He's Turning Blue
16. Nuclear Fucking Death Machine
17. Knokkelmann
18. Bloodlust and Perversion
19. Outro (taken from We're Going To Hell For This)

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Sunday Old School: Black Sabbath, circa 1970

This week we're going really old school, from the early days of one of the forefathers of heavy metal, Black Sabbath. Until Black Sabbath reunited to headline Ozzfest for several years, many younger/newer metal heads had yet to see the band's original lineup perform. Even in light of the recent reunions, it's interesting to see the band in their old form, and in today's column, we present a number of live video clips of Black Sabbath circa 1970. You can watch "War Pigs" live in Paris from 1970 below, with bonus videos after the jump.

Black Sabbath - "War Pigs" (Live in Paris 1970)
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Dark Funeral Posts New Music Video Online

Dark Funeral has posted a music video online for the song “My Funeral,” which is the first track from the band's upcoming album "Angelus Exuro pro Eternus." The video clip can be viewed below. “Angelus Exuro pro Eternus" is due out on November 18th via Regain Records. More...

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Elis Streaming New Album Sample Online

Gothic metallers Elis have posted an excerpt online from their upcoming album "Catharsis." The track "I Come Undone," which is a cover of a 1987 Jennifer Rush song, can be heard at the band's official MySpace page.

"Catharsis" is set to be released on the following dates:

Nov. 25, 2009 Finland & Spain
Nov. 27, 2009 Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Benelux & Italy
Nov. 30, 2009 Rest of Europe
Dec. 15, 2009 USA
Jan. 01, 2010 Canada

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Porcupine Tree Updates Tour Schedule

Porcupine tree has added an additional French tour date at Transbordeur in Lyon on November 26th. Porcupine Tree's currently confirmed tour dates are as follows:

10/8 Academy LEEDS
10/9 Apollo LONDON
10/10 Colston Hall BRISTOL
10/12 Heineken Music Hall (SOLD OUT) AMSTERDAM
10/13 Olympia Theater (SOLD OUT) PARIS
10/14 Ancienne Belgique (SOLD OUT) BRUSSELS
10/15 Capitol HANNOVER
10/17 Aladin BREMEN
10/18 Vega COPENHAGEN
10/19 Arena STOCKHOLM
10/21 Ice Hall HELSINKI
10/23 Sentrum Scene (SOLD OUT) OSLO
10/24 MEJERIET LUND
10/25 Docks HAMBURG
10/26 Huxley’s BERLIN
10/28 Hala Orbita WROCLAW
10/29 Haus Auensee LEIPZIG
10/30 Lowensalle NUREMBURG
10/31 Gasometer VIENNA
11/1 Petofi Hall BUDAPEST
11/3 Media Park LJUBLJANA
11/4 Alcatraz MILAN
11/5 Atlantico ROME
11/6 Estragon BOLOGNA
11/7 Teatro Tenda PADOVA
11/20 Incrivel Almadense LISBON
11/21 Teatro Sa Da Bandeira PORTO
11/22 La Riviera MADRID
11/23 Sant Jordi Club BARCELONA
11/25 Sportzentrum Tagerhard WETTINGEN
11/26 Transbordeur Lyon
11/27 Carl Benz Arena STUTTGART
11/28 Tonhalle MUNICH
11/30 Rockhal LUXEMBOURG
12/1 Hugenottenhalle NEU-ISENBERG
12/2 Palladium KOLN
12/6 Civic Hall WOLVERHAMPTON
12/8 Academy NEWCASTLE
12/10 Academy MANCHESTER
12/11 ABC GLASGOW
12/21 Mood Indigo (festival) MUMBAI

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Skinlab Cancels Remaining Tour Dates

Skinlab vocalist Steev Esquivel has issued the following statement about canceling the band's remaining tour dates due to illness:

"Hey Metal Heads,

"I went to the hospital last night after dealing with chest and lung pains for the last 2 weeks on tour. I thought it was just a cold and something that would pass but before the show in Herkamir, NJ I decided to take myself to the Cooperstown Emergency Room. I was told my condition was a severe lung infection that my body has not been able to fight, due to the tour schedule we've been dealing with and the nonstop lifestyle that I live just trying to make things happen for the band and so I can tour.

"Bottom line is the doctors have told me I've pushed myself to the limit and was lucky enough to get treatment before this turned into full blown Pneumonia. Having been told that I am completely bummed to announce that we are going to be cancelling the remaining dates on the Sons of a Sik World tour. This is the first tour that I have personally cancelled due to any weakness and feel it's best as I am just not representing Skinlab to its fullest.

"With the dates currently being considered for make up, we will keep everyone informed of our tour schedule and future plans as were all on our way home to rest up. Huge thanks to our new metal brothers in Darksun, Sik World Clothing for sponsoring the tour, and all the promoters and fans who have stood by us!

"We will be launching a new contest with Revolver Magazine and a prize pack from Peavey this month, so watch out for that, and we will be adding new merch designs to our online store."

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Hate Gallery Vocalist Arrested In Sweden

Bassist/vocalist Janne Jarvis of Hate Gallery issued the following statement about being arrested at Pub Anchor in Stockholm, Sweden on October 1st:

“I’ve never experienced anything like it. The bouncers dragged me out and held me down over a barrier outside. I couldn’t breathe and they almost broke my arms. Luckily there were a number of people outside including some journalists who helped me get free. However this was just the start. I managed to make it into the middle of the street and was relieved to see that a police car had just pulled up. I tried to explain what had happened but before they could take a statement the bouncers rushed me and grabbed me again, this time with considerably more force. I pleaded with the police to stop them but they just stood back. They looked like they were panicking and didn’t seem to know what to do or they were ‘friends’ with the bouncers. Luckily some more police turned up and they kindly arrested me and took me away.

"I cannot believe how incompetent and incapable the Stockholm police were of protecting a member of the public from this kind of assault. Members of the police force that I spoke to later were amazed and embarrassed that members of their own department did absolutely nothing.

"Stockholm is a great city but the police have lost control of the streets and are powerless or unwilling to protect the public against these licensed thugs. Sadly these events occur every night of the year all around the world, it’s just a shame that a country like Sweden that prides itself on its anti-violence policies and equality should allow its reputation to be damaged by the impotence and apparent corruption of its police.This has to be stopped. More...

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Sirenia Announces Replacment Drummer For Tour

Sirenia has issued the following announcement about recruiting Roland Navratil on drums for their upcoming tour dates:

"As Jonathan became a father recently, he has decided to take some time off with his family. So for the Beauty and the Beast tour in November Roland Navratil from Dignity will step in as a session drummer. It is not the first time we work with Roland, as he also replaced Jonathan on our European tour back in 2004/2005. We are looking forward to work with him again, and we would like to wish Jonathan the best of luck and some great time with his family."

Sirenia's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Thunderbolt To Record New Album

Norway's Thunderbolt has announced that they have finished writing the 10th song for their upcoming album and will start laying down drum tracks later this week.

Thundebolt's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Video Interview With Mikael Akerfedlt Available

Powermetal.de has posted a video interview online with front man Mikael Akerfeldt of progressive death metal band Opeth. The video clip can be viewed below.

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Atargatis Posts Festival Footage Online

German metallers Atargatis have posted a video online of their performance of the song "Riven" at the Welcome Goodbye Festival in 2008. The clip, which can be viewed below, also features a guest appearance by Matthias Hechler of Crematory. More...

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Dream Theater To Record Upcoming Shows

Dream Theater will be filming performance footage for the promotional video of the song "Wither" off of "Black Clouds & Silver Linings" at the following shows:

10/04/2009 - Zenith - Paris, France
10/06/2009 - Zenith - Lille, France
10/07/2009 - Ahoy - Rotterdam, Netherlands
10/09/2009 - Apollo - Manchester, UK
10/10/2009 - Wembley - London, UK

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F.A.T.E. Posts Footage Of Final Show

UK metallers From Almost The End (F.A.T.E.) have posted a video clip online of their final performance before disbanding in Chelmsford on August 8th. The video clip can be viewed below.

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Pandemia Streaming Three New Songs

Czech Republic death metallers Pandemia are currently streaming three new songs from the upcoming album "Feet of Anger" online at their official MySpace page. "Feet of Anger" is set to be released on October 16th through War Anthem Records. The cover artwork for the album can be found at this location.

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Shadowside Issues New Tour Report

Brazil's Shadowside has issued the following tour report:

"September 17 - Urbana, IL Knowing what to expect sometimes takes away from that excitement of the ‘surprise effect’. However since we had such a great time in our first show in Urbana, we knew we had a lot to look forward to that day! Also, who said we didn't have a few surprises waiting for us right upon our arrival...?

"As we walked into the venue - pretty unique stage, by the way...with mirrors on the back! Perfect for all the naughty boys and girls out there who like to check us out from every possible angle...let us know if you all appreciated the ‘show’ *laughs* - we found out the venue had no sound equipment whatsoever, which we found extremely strange since they would have informed the promoter of that fact in advance. With that information in hand and aware that a good number of people were going to show up even though this concert was booked at such a short notice, we kinda hit the panic button and decided we would go acoustic that night just so we wouldn't have to tell people we wouldn't be able to play. That afternoon we performed an acoustic set at Hot Topic in Champaign, IL and told people there would be a show that night, no matter what! You can unplug us, but you can't stop us from making noise *laughs*. That was surprise number 1. An unpleasant one, still we faced it as a challenge and took it from there.

"Surprise number 2... As we went back into the venue later in the evening, we find the techs and assistants finish putting together a SWEET PA system that was stored and the person that saw us earlier that day had no idea they had it there *laughs* So the show was safe after all and we could set up just fine before the venue opening. It was finally shaping up into what it was supposed to be! More...

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Slagmaur Streaming New Song Online

“Klokker Tramp," a track taken from “Von Rov Shelter," the new album from Norwegian black metallers Slagmaur, is now streaming on the band’s MySpace page. “Von Rov Shelter," which means “Lair of the Beast” in Norwegian, was released this month on Osmose Productions.

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The Gates Of Slumber To Release New Album On Vinyl

Rise Above Records will be releasing a limited edition vinyl version of the new album "Hymns of Blood and Thunder" by The Gates of Slumber on October 12th.

The track listing will be as follows:

Side One

1. Chaos Calling 5:31
2. Death Dealer 4:23
3. Beneath the Eyes of Mars 5:59

Side Two

1. The Doom Of Aceldama 8:36
2. Age Of Sorrow 2:50
3. The Bringer Of War 4:44

Side Three

1. Descent Into Madness 10:45

Side Four

1. Iron Hammer 3:48
2. The Mist In The Mourning 2:22
3. Blood and Thunder 4:34

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The Amenta Announces Farewell Aussie Dates

THE AMENTA has announced some farewell Australian shows before their upcoming U.S. tour. These shows will be the first Australian east coast performance by the recently announced new lineup, with the addition of Cain Cressall on vocals and Dan Quinlan on bass and one of the final shows before THE AMENTA embark on a six week tour of North America with VADER, DECREPIT BIRTH, AUGURY, WARBRINGER and SUCCESS WILL WRITE APOKALYPSE ACROSS THE SKY. Here are the newly announced Australian dates:

October 23rd - Bald Faced Stag, Sydney
with SUBTRACT (NZ), DEMON FOETAL HARVEST and OUR LAST ENEMY.
October 24th - Arthouse, Melbourne
with SUBTRACT (NZ), A MILLION DEAD BIRDS LAUGHING and TENTH DAN.

These will be the last shows THE AMENTA will perform in Australia in 2009. Following the US tour, THE AMENTA will focus on writing the follow up to 2008’s acclaimed album, “n0n.”

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Winterblut Signs To Grom Records

Grom Records has announced the signing of German black metal band Winterblut. The band's next opus will be released in January/February 2010.

In the meantime, you can check out some of the band's music on their MySpace player.

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Hirax Posts Three New Songs Online

American thrash metal veterans Hirax has posted three new songs online from their forthcoming new studio album, "El Rostro de la Muerte" for fans to download for free. You can download the title track as well as the songs, "Broken Neck" and "Eradicate Mankind" by heading over to the bands official website, Black Devil Records.

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