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Metal News for October 4, 2011

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45 news articles posted on this day.

Delain Posts New Video Blog Studio Update

Dutch symphonic metal band Delain posted another video blog entry for the recording sessions of the band's third studio LP in Stockholm, Sweden. The release date and album title have not yet been announced. In this update, singer Charlotte Wessels shows the recording of a verse of the new song "Milk and Honey."

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Pit Stories: A Pit By The Wrecking Yard

The mid-nineties saw Mortician getting heavy airplay for their "House By the Cemetery" EP, so by the time their classic full-length "Hacked Up for Barbecue" was released, there was keen interest in them coming and doing a live gig in Vegas. These Yonkers, NY natives had a reputation as brutal as the Son of Sam infested streets they were from and certainly were about to live up to it with the twisted free for all that was about to follow.

This would be the first ever tour for this two-piece combo of Will Rahmer and Roger Beaujard and whoever would sit in as their session drummer. (They had never bothered recruiting anyone new after their original drummer Matt lost his battle with demonizing luxuries) They figured they could get a gig lined up in our city, but someone had forgotten to tell them that the roof had collapsed on the main concert venue. Most bands would have been deterred, but not Mortician. They had just gotten on the road to tour, hooking up with fans in different cities and improvising where to play. Nothing was stopping them, and they even had t-shirts printed up with all the "tour dates" and cities on them.

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Immolation To Release New EP

New York death metal band Immolation will be releasing a new EP, courtesy of Scion A/V Metal, on October 11th! "Providence" consists of five new original tracks and the release marks the band's 20th year of recording.

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Cyanide Serenity Vocalist To Miss European Tour

Vocalist Travis Neal of Cyanide Serenity has issued the following announcement about missing the band's upcoming European shows with Decapitated:

"Hey all, Travis here. I just wanted to let you all know that I will not be fronting the band for the upcoming European tour supporting Decapitated. Unfortunately due to conflicting circumstances, I cannot do the run.

"Cyanide will still be hitting it hard with a sick fill in vocalist so be ready, its gonna be a murder scene every night!! I apologize to each and everyone of you."

For more information on Cyanide Serenity, head over to the band's official Facebook profile here.

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Gamma Ray Guitarist Unable To Play Cruise Show

Gamma Ray announced on its Facebook page that guitarist Henjo Richter was injured in a bike accident and is currently in the hospital. As a result, he will not be able to attend the Sweden Rock Cruise scheduled for October 6-7, 2011. The band plans to play without Richter, opting to have keyboardist Corvin Bahn use a distortion pedal.

The announcement reads: "Dear All, Unfortunately we are forced to deliver the bad news that Henjo Richter had a bike accident and broke three ribs and the collarbone, so he will not be able to play on the cruise. Since we couldn't find a replacement and did not want to cancel the show and leave our fans disappointed, we have decided to play the show nevertheless and give our longtime live keyboarder Mr. Corvin Bahn (Crystal Breed) some extraspace and a distortionpedal for his organsounds. So if you're on the boat and around 1:45 am hear something that sounds like Deep Purple playing Gamma Ray songs, its us. Hope you'll enjoy this 'Show beyond the ordinary'. Cheerzzz and have fun, Da Rrrrayzzz."

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Clutch Announces Holiday Shows

Road warriors Clutch have just announced their annual holiday shows for the 2011 season. The guys will be playing five shows starting in Boston, MA on December 27th and culminating with an epic New Year's Eve performance at the famed Trocadero in Philadelphia, PA. Support on these dates will come from Corrosion of Conformity and Kyng.

The upcoming Clutch holiday shows are as follows:

12/27 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
12/28 - Portland, ME @ The State Theater
12/29 - Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater
12/30 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
12/31 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero

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Impiety Announces North American Tour

Singaporean blackened death metal horde Impiety is ready to wage audio destruction upon unsuspecting ears on the upcoming Vomit Chaos Upon North America Tour 2011. Set to begin on October 13th in New Jersey and to punish a total of 24 cities, the stretch will include a performance at the Goregrowler's Ball in San Antonio and the Destroying Texas Fest in Houston. Confirmed dates are as follows:

10/13/2011 The Irish - Secaucus, NJ
10/14/2011 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY
10/15/2011 Talking Head Club - Baltimore, MD
10/16/2011 Hot Shots Club - Westville, NJ
10/22/2011 Les Katacombes - Montreal , QC
10/26/2011 Blackened Moon Hall - Lansing, MI
10/27/2011 Phantasy Night Club - Cleveland, OH
10/28/2011 Treasure Town - Chicago , IL
10/29/2011 Borg Ward - Milwaukee, WI
11/01/2011 Vern’s Tavern - Calgary, AB
11/03/2011 Red Room - Vancouver, BC
11/04/2011 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
11/05/2011 Plan B - Portland, OR
11/06/2011 Sub-Mission - San Francisco, CA
11/10/2011 Boomers - Las Vegas, NV
11/11/2011 The Black Castle - Los Angeles, CA
11/12/2011 The Metaphor Cafe - San Diego, CA
11/18/2011 The Korova / Goregrowler’s Ball - San Antonio, TX
11/19/2011 The White Swan/Destroying Texas Fest - Houston, TX
11/20/2011 Mybar - Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas
11/23/2011 Huerta del S.T.I.C - San Luis, San Luis Potosi
11/24/2011 La Borrasca - Guadalajara, Jalisco
11/25/2011 TBA -Queretaro, Queretaro
11/26/2011 Blue Factor - Mexico City, DF

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Sister To Support GWAR On Tour

Sweden's Sister has been confirmed as the supporting act for the upcoming European tour of the mighty GWAR, starting the 11th of January, 2012.

Comments the band: "When the rumours of a tour supporting GWAR first started circulating the whole band got excited right away! They are a band that really stands out from the rest and has been doing that for a long time. A cult band really!! Secondly it's great to finally infect the UK with our presence and to round it all up back home in Stockholm couldn't be better. Sister will kick it harder than ever and we're looking forward to see all of you GWAR-heads and Sister supporters in January! Fuck, the tours just keep on coming our way. We love it!!"

Sister's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

11/01/12 – BE – Antwerp – Trix
12/01/12 – UK – Bristol – Bierkeller
13/01/12 – UK – London – Electric Ballroom
14/01/12 – UK – Coventry – Kasbah
15/01/12 – UK – Manchester – The Ritz
16/01/12 – UK – Belfast – Spring & Airbrake
17/01/12 – IE – Dublin- Button Factory
18/01/12 – UK – Wrexham – Central Station
20/01/12 – UK – Swansea – Sin City
21/01/12 – UK – Nottingham – Rock City
24/01/12 – UK – Portsmouth – Highlights
25/01/12 – DE – Bochum – Matrix
26/01/12 – DE – Bielefeld – Forum
27/01/12 – DK – Copenhagen – The Rock
28/01/12 – SE – Gothenburg – Brewhouse
29/01/12 – NO – Oslo – Rockefeller
30/01/12 – SE – Stockholm - Klubben More...

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Diabolos Dust Offers Free Song From Forthcoming LP

German metal band Diabolos Dust will release new LP "Ruins Of Mankind" on October 28, 2011 through Massacre Records. The album was originally self-released in 2010. The reissue will have new artwork (seen below). The band is also offering a free download of the title track at this location.

The press release describes Diabolos Dust as "play tough '80s metal but the band isn't a copy of other bands in this genre. Diabolos Dust uses the trademarks of this era and makes the sound unique with its catchy and variable songwriting. The sound is also characterized by various influences from the metal scene and so every song is a piece of art on its own. Monstrous power drumming and a driving bass provide the foundation for a solid guitar work and powerful vocals. With a rhythm section that knows how to create pressure and polyphonic shouting Diabolos Dust's independent trademark's created."

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Anonymous Souls Streaming Songs From New Album

Portugal's Anonymous Souls has posted two new songs online from the band's upcoming album "One Foot to Chaos." You can check out the tracks "Relentless" and "Night Falls" by heading over to the band's MySpace page. The "One Foot to Chaos" track listing is as follows:

1. Regrets
2. Relentless
3. Night falls
4. Scar tear
5. The released
6. Narcotic flow
7. Aloner
8. A question of pride
9. Subhuman
10. The sense of relief
11. Promise of a wise man
12. Endpoint

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Splattered Entrails Offering Free Song Download

Newly formed record label Blast Head Records has announced its first release is Splattered Entrails' "Nauseate." Owner Paul Shaw has been working behind the scenes for quite some time in preparation for the launch of the label. Paul commented, “The idea for a record label has been kicking around for years; I finally decided it was time to make it a reality! I have a true passion for extreme music and I know that being in a band is a lot of work. Having someone dedicated to supporting and helping you is a huge asset; this is something I want to be able to offer the bands on my label.”

A free download of the Splattered Entrails song "Humans: Deprogrammed" is now available online at this location. The "Nauseate" track listing is as follows:

1. Rewriting Human Genetics
2. Humans: Deprogrammed
3. Bathyspheric Claustrophobia
4. Parasites
5. Swarm of Virulence
6. Compound 19
7. Buried in Cement
8. Dawn of the Great Plague
9. Reconstructing Nerve Fiber
10. Eliminating the Substructure

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Sabaton To Headline MetalCamp 12

Sabaton announced that the band will headline the MetalCamp 12 Festival which is to be held on August 5-10, 2012 in Tomlin, Slovenia. Other confirmed acts are Paradise Lost, Kataklysm, Korpiklaani and Heathen.

Sabaton posted the following on the band's website: "We can now confirm that Sabaton will headline Metalcamp festival in Slovenia in beginning of August next year. We had a blast there two years ago and felt we needed to come back, and here we are!"

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Deathember Streaming New Single

Sweden's Deathember has released the first single from the band's upcoming debut EP “A Thousand Flatlines.” The song “The Linear Act” features a guest appearance by former SikTh vocalist Mikee Goodman and can be heard in the player below.

“A Thousand Flatlines” is set to be released later this November independently by the band.
The EP was recorded at Radionika Studios with producer Dino Medanhodzic (Carnal forge, Intohimo, Saving Joshua). The track listing is as follows:

1. Projection of Reality
2. Amongst Corruption
3. Scapegoat
4. The Linear Act (Feat. Mikee Goodman)
5. Crash and Burn
6. This Treacherous Mind

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Thy Catafalque Offering Track From New Album

As previously announced, Thy Catafalque's forthcoming album is entitled "Rengeteg" and will hit stores on November 11th in Europe (January 10th, 2012 in North America).

You can now download "Fekete mezok," the 9-minute opening track off the Hungarian band's new release. Meaning "black fields", "Fekete mezok" encompasses the various styles and atmospheres to be heard all along "Rengeteg." Click here to check out the track.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Fekete mezok
2. Kel keleti szél
3. Trilobita
4. Ko koppan
5. Vashegyek
6. Holdkomp
7. Kék ingem lobogó
8. Az eso, az eso, az eso
9. Tar galyak végül
10. Minden test fu

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Necrophobic Signs To Season Of Mist

Season of Mist has officially recruited Swedish champions Necrophobic to the label's roster. "We are very proud to sign with Season of Mist," bassist Alex Friberg comments. "A unique label when it comes to sincere musical enthusiasm. Sprung from the endangered kind that will still sign a band because of their actual qualities. We believe in a long and strong relationship between Necrophobic and Season of Mist!"

Necrophobic was recently joined by guitarists Robert Sennebäck (Dismember, Unleashed) and Fredrik Folkare (Unleashed) and is currently writing material for its seventh full-length, which should be released sometime next year.

In the meantime, the band will hit the European roads with fellow label mates Morbid Angel and Benighted in November and December. Tour dates can be found here.

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Protest The Hero Announces U.S. Tour

After a spring tour of the U.S. and Canada, Protest The Hero will return to the U.S. for a three week headline tour running November 28th to December 22nd. Along with Protest The Hero, the 20 shows will feature Prosthetic recording artists Scale The Summit and Last Chance To Reason. In addition, promoters will be adding a local band to each show.

The dates are as follows:

Nov 28 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
Nov 29 – Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose
Nov 30 – Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4
Dec 02 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
Dec 03 – Ft. Collins, CO @ Aggie Theater
Dec 05 – Reno, NV @ The Alley
Dec 06 – Chico, CA @ Senator Theater
Dec 07 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
Dec 08 – Tucson, AZ @ Skrappy’s
Dec 09 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
Dec 11 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
Dec 13 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
Dec 14 – Tampa, FL @ State Theater
Dec 15 – Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live
Dec 16 – Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street Club
Dec 17 – Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
Dec 18 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos South End
Dec 19 – Knoxville, TN @ Valarium
Dec 21 – West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Dec 22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls

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Lineup Announced For Atlanta Cancer Benefit Show

On October 15th, bands from across the Atlanta metal scene will come together at The Local Venue at Sidelines in Marietta to help in the fight against cancer by performing a benefit show for cancer patients and the Atlanta Cancer Care Foundation. All proceeds from the show will go to the foundation.

The confirmed bands include: Halcyon Way, S.S. Vendetta, The Dreaded Marco, Rigorism, and Inviolate.

The Atlanta Cancer Care Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization supported by generous donations from Atlanta Cancer Care physicians, staff, patients and their families, as well as unaffiliated organizations and individuals. The mission of the Foundation is to provide: financial assistance to those financially challenged by cancer, funding for professional and public education regarding cancer related issues, and funding for cancer research.

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Redemption Announces Record Release Show

U.S. progressive metal band Redemption, featuring in its ranks guitarist/songwriter Nick van Dyk and Fates Warning vocalist Ray Alder, will release its 5th studio album, "This Mortal Coil", in North America on October 11th, 2011 via InsideOut Music.

Redemption has now confirmed a North American record release show on October 15th in Tarzana, California at Paladino's. The show is slated to start at 11:00 PM and for tickets and more info visit this location. A teaser clip for the new album is also available here.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Path Of The Whirlwind
2. Blink Of An Eye
3. No Tickets To The Funeral
4. Dreams From The Pit
5. Noonday Devil
6. Let It Rain
7. Focus
8. Perfect
9. Begin Again
10. Stronger Than Death
11. Departure Of The Pale Horse

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Fuck The Facts Streaming New Album

After celebrating their tenth anniversary at the beginning of the year, Ottawa grinders Fuck the Facts are preparing to drop their ninth studio album "Die Miserable" in just one week, set for a CD/LP/digital release on October 11th via Relapse Records.

In preparation of its release next week, Exclaim! Magazine’s website is now hosting a stream of "Die Miserable’s" eight tracks, giving you nearly forty minutes of extreme grinding satisfaction, at this location.

This Sunday, October 9th, Fuck the Facts will be playing a show in the band's hometown of Ottawa alongside Napalm Death, with additional tour plans coming together to be announced in the coming weeks.

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Enthroned To Record New Album

Enthroned has checked in with the following announcement about gearing up to record a ninth full-length album:

"Greetings, Enthroned will start the recording of their ninth studio album next week. The opus will be once more recorded at the Blackout Multimedia Studios (the bands own recording studio).

"As well, the cooperations between Enthroned and Regain Records have ended; the label going through a financial crisis couldn't continue for a certain time and we (and the fans) simply couldn't afford to wait two more years before releasing a new album. New partners will be presented in due time."

You can also check out Enthroned's music by heading over to the band's MySpace profile.

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Vallenfyre Streaming "Desecration"

Decibel magazine is currently streaming a track online from U.K. act Vallenfyre, titled "Desecration," which can be heard here. "Desecration" will appear on the band's upcoming album "The Fragile King."

Vallenfyre features the following lineup:

Gregor Mackintosh (PARADISE LOST): vocals and lead guitar
Hamish Glencross (MY DYING BRIDE): rhythm and lead guitar
Mully: rhythm guitar
Adrian Erlandsson (AT THE GATES, PARADISE LOST) – drum More...

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Vektor Details New Album, Streams Two New Tracks

U.S. thrashers Vektor announced that they have completed work on a new LP "Outer Isolation" as the follow up to the 2009 release "Black Future." The new album will be released on November 22, 2011 through Heavy Artillery Records. The artwork for the release can be seen below.

The band is also streaming two new tracks "Dying World" and "Dark Creations, Dead Creators" at this location.

For a recent live performance of the song "Dying World" check out the video here:

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Skeletonwitch Video Interview Available

Guitar World has posted a new video interview online with Nate Garnette and Evan Linger from Skeletonwitch, which can be viewed below. The interview was conducted at Club Nokia on September 27th, 2011. Skeletonwitch will also be releasing the new album Forever Abomination" on October 11th.

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Tesseract Posts Behind The Scenes Footage

Tesseract has posted a behind-the-scenes video clip online from the band's time working on the upcoming "Eden" music video. You can check out the footage below, or find still photos and comments from the director at this location.

Tesseract "Eden" Behind the Scenes from Escape Plan Productions on Vimeo.

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Gwar's GWAR-B-Q Segment Airs on G4 Tonight

G4's "Attack of the Show" will air part of Gwar's second Annual GWAR-B-Q tonight at 7:00 Eastern (4: PM Pacific). The episode will repeat throughtout the week and the segment will be online at the "Attack of the Show" Web site.

The footage comes to us via Gwar's performance on Saturday, September 17th. G4 host, Candace Bailey documented the performance and even travelled through the rancid guts of The World Maggot.

Lead skull-splitter, Oderus Urungus comments, "Candace Bailey had on the tightest pair of jeans I had ever seen. It looked like they had dipped her halfway into a bucket of blue ink, and it outlined her camel-toe perfectly,"

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Visions Of Atlantis Vocalist To Miss UK Shows

Austrian symphonic band Visions of Atlantis announced that male vocalist Mario Plank will be missing the upcoming shows in the U.K. with Leaves' Eyes due to voice and health issues. The band still plans to play the Metal Female Voices Fest and on October 23, 2011 will record the first live DVD for release in 2012. The band reported the following in its Facebook page:

"Dear fans of Visions of Atlantis! Due to some problems concerning the voice and health of our male singer Mario Plank ,who is completely irreplacable for any VoA Live-Show, we are forced to cancel the upcoming UK shows together with our friends of Leaves' Eyes! THIS WILL NOT AFFECT THE SHOW @ Metal Female Voices Fest in any way as this show will be played for sure!! And as we're recording our first Live DVD on the 23rd of October we have to do everything bringing him back on 120% capacity which won`t be possible doing another 5 gigs before! We are very sorry for this as we were really looking forward doing these shows but not under these circumstances and we hope you can understand and respect this decision for a 120% VoA show and against some maybe just 50 percent VoA shows with the risk of the cancellation of our whole Live DVD-Production which will be released for everyone to enjoy in 2012! Thx for your respect, Yours VoA"

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Megadeth Posts New Album Track-By-Track

Musicradar.com has posted a track-by-track breakdown by David Ellefson of Megadeth about the band's upcoming album "Th1rt3en," which will be released through Roadrunner Records on October 31st in Europe and November 1st in North America. You can check out an excerpt from the breakdown below.

Sudden Death: This is a track that was being worked on when I rejoined the band. I came in on a Friday, I played my part on a Saturday, and on Monday we put out the press release that I was back in Megadeth. So this song represents a real homecoming for me.

Musically, I wanted to combine a New Wave Of British Heavy Metal and a thrash style in my bass playing. There’s some great rhythmic work going on, particularly in the intro, and the riff, especially towards the end, gives me a chance to move up an octave and create tension underneath the guitars. All by itself, it’s a very exciting song. But when I think about what it represents, it’s deep on an emotional level.

Read the full article at Music Radar.

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Ronny Munroe Posts New Album Audio Sampler

Former Metal Church vocalist Ronny Munroe has posted a new "Lords Of The Edge" audio sampler (heard below). The sampler features 4 sample clips from the tracks "The Fear of What's To Come","Pierced by The Maiden", "Just Breathe", and "The Vision." The album is slated for release on October 18, 2011 through Rat Pak Records.

The track "Let Them Feed" is also available as a free download at this location.

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Warbringer To Chat Live With Fans Today

Warbringer will be conducting a live interactive video chat with fans today at 1:00 PM PST via Yowie. Tune in and ask the band questions by navigating over here.

Warbringer recently released the new album "Worlds Torn Asunder" (reviewed here) and also launched a music video for "Shattered Like Glass," which can be found below.

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Alaric Streaming Entire Self-Titled Album

As of today, Washington State-based 20 Buck Spin is hosting a full album stream of the self-titled debut LP from Bay Area collective Alaric, set for release next week on Tuesday, October 11th. Stream Alaric’s full self-titled album right here.

Alaric’s hometown record release show takes place on Friday, October 28th, with more regional performances as well as stateside touring in the devising stages for the months ahead. Details on the show are as follows:

10/28/2011 First Church Of The Buzzard – Oakland, CA w/ Nezzy Idy, Hollow Mirrors, Young Lions

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Benedictum Announces "Path Of The Valkyries" Tour

San Diego based metal band Benedictum announced a November 2011 tour with New York symphonic metal band DesDemon for the "Path of the Valkyries" tour that leads up to the all female-fronted band "Flight of the Valkyries" festival in Baltimore, MD on November 19, 2011.

Beneditcum is supporting its latest LP "Dominion" available on Frontiers Records and DesDemon is supporting its debut "Through The Gates" available on Rage the Stage Records.

Confirmed dates for the tour are as follows:

November 10th – The Haven – Orlando/Altamonte Springs , FL
November 11th – The Pathfinder Metalfest 3 – Marietta, GA
November 12th – Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
November 17th – Metal Thursday @ Ralf’s Diner – Worcester, MA (with Joe Stump)
November 18th - Dublin Pub – New Hyde Park, NY (with HolyHell)
November 19th – Flight of the Valkyries Festival – Sonar – Baltimore, Maryland

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Sonata Arctica Posts New "Live In Finland" Trailer

Sonata Arctica's upcoming 2-CD, 2-DVD set "Live in Finland" will be released on November 11th (Europe) and November 15th, 2011 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records. The band has now posted a new teaser clip online for the release, which can be viewed below. Artwork and track listing for "Live in Finland" are both available here.

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Cauldron Announces Mini-Tour Of Canada & USA

Cauldron announced more Canadian and some U.S. dates for a mini-tour in November 2011. The official press release reads:

"Canadian heavy metal trio Cauldron, who have just wrapped up a mini tour of the Eastern provinces of their home country, have now confirmed another string of shows in November.

The November mini tour will see Cauldron venturing further west in Canada and into the USA for what will likely be the band's last shows of 2011.

Cauldron vocalist and bassist Jason Decay comments:

'These are some of our favourite cities to play so we're coming back to make up for the shows we missed on our last tour and to play some again.'

See Cauldron on tour at the following shows:

Nov. 10 - Edmonton, AB - Pawn Shop
Nov. 11 - Calgary, AB - The Distillery
Nov. 12 - Vancouver, BC - Funky Winkerbeans
Nov. 13 - Portland, OR - Kelly's Olympian
Nov. 14 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Nov. 18 - Ottawa, ON - Cafe Dekcuf
Nov. 19 - Montreal, QC - L'Hémisphère Gauche"

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Cirith Ungol's "Servants Of Chaos" Gets Re-Release

Long out of print 2CD compilation "Servants of Chaos" (2001) from the legendary U.S. traditional metal band Cirith Ungol will be re-released by Metal Blade in Europe due to high demand for the rarity. The release includes 31 rare, demo, live and unreleased tracks, recorded between 1978-1990.

The re-release will be in the form of a double-digipak 3 disc edition and a three gatefold vinyl LP on November 18, 2011 in collaboration with drummer Robert Garven. The DVD portion will includes the show from November 1984 Wolf & Rissmiller’s Club in Reseda, California.

The DVD track list (Live at Wolf & Rissmiller's Country Club, November 9, 1984):

1. I'm Alive
2. The Black Machine
3. Master of the Pit
4. King of the Dead
5. Death of the Sun
6. Finger of Scorn
7. Frost & Fire
8. Cirith Ungol

Drummer Robert Garven commented: "This amateur video was supposed to never be published. The audio recording comes from the mixing console. After we were opening one act, we had little to no sound check, place on the stage, and only limited access to light and sound. Nevertheless, this rare and primitive video is one of the few that exist of the band ever!" More...

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Dawn Of Demise Issues Album Update

Denmark's Dawn of Demise has checked in with the following update about the band's upcoming new album:

"The next album will contain 12 songs and the running time will be 40 minutes \m/. Tue Madsen (Halford, The Haunted, Sick of it All, Behemoth, Kataklysm etc) will be engineering, mixing and mastering it, and finally the cover is being handled by Marco H (Flesghgod Apocalypse, Septycal Gorge, Vomit The Soul etc)... So you know."

Dawn of Demise also recently posted a sampler online containing snippets from the new album, which can be found here.

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Uneven Structure Posts "Awaken" Video

Uneven Structure has teamed up with Metal Hammer to release a music video for the song "Awaken," which can be viewed below. "Awaken" is off the band's upcoming album "Februus," due on October 31st 2011 via Basick Records. Further details on "Februus" are available here.

Metal Hammer - Uneven Structure - Awaken on MUZU.TV

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Dream Theater Posts In-Studio Footage

After previously posting a clip showing life on the road, Dream Theater has now also released the final video clip in the series documenting the recording of "A Dramatic Turn of Events." This one takes you inside the recording studio with the band, as the group puts the songs together. Check out the clip below.

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Leprous Announces Japanese Shows

Progressive act Leprous recently released the band's third album and InsideOutMusic debut “Bilateral” (reviewed here) and has also announced a massive European tour supporting Finnish metallers Amorphis.

Now the band has announced its first ever shows to occur in Japan. Details are as follows:

05.12.2011 - Tokyo, Japan - Shibuya O-East
07.12.2011 - Osaka, Japan - Big Cat
08.12.2011 - Nagoya, Japan - Club Quattro

More information on the Japanese shows can be found at this location. The band checked in with the following comment about the tour: "We are more than happy to announce that we're going to Japan at last! We will perform alongside The Haunted with both Leprous and Ihsahn, and we promise our Japanese fans a concert they won't forget! We look forward to seeing you all soon!"

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Behemoth Posts Official "Lucifier" Video

Polish death/black metal band Behemoth has officially released the long awaited video for "Lucifer." The track "Lucifer" is from the band's critically acclaimed LP "Evangelion." The video can be seen below:

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Otivm Streams New Track "The Grand Design"

Italian progressive death band Otivm are streaming new track "The Grand Design" (heard below). The song was recorded at Golden Room by Giacomo Barboni and mastered at Fascination Street Studios by Jens Bogren.

The band description reads:"Bearers of an impressive blend of death metal and progressive attitude, Otivm is a five piece band from northern Italy. Haunting lyrics for a boundless inner research travel in twin course with refined cold guitar harmonies and solid rythm structures. A lightless journey deep-rooted in nihilism and void."

The band is also offering the song as a free high quality download at this location and a mp3 download at this location.

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Profane Omen Posts New Music Video

Finnish band Profane Omen posted a new music video for he song "Wastehead." The song appears on the band's latest album "Destroy!" recently released on Spinefarm Records.

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Within Temptation Posts New Music Video

Dutch symphonic metal band Within Temptation posted a new video for "Shot in the Dark," the third single off the band's latest LP "The Unforgiving." The video can be seen below:

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Molotov Solution Posts Tour Trailer

Las Vegas deathcore band Molotov Solution posted a trailer for the current tour with The Devastated & Fit For An Autopsy. The band's new LP "Insurrection" is due out October 25, 2011.

10/04 Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose
10/05 Jermyn, PA – Eleanor Rigbys
10/06 Providence, RI – Club Hell
10/07 Holyoke, MA – Waterfront Tavern
10/08 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
10/09 Raleigh, NC – The Brewery
10/10 Columbia, SC – Unit One
10/11 Jacksonville, FL – The Pit
10/12 Pembroke Pines, FL – Talent Farm
10/13 Tallahassee, FL – Trainwreck
10/14 Little Rock, AR – Downtown Music
10/15 Houston, TX – Cains Ashes
10/16 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
10/18 Mesa, AZ – The Underground
10/19 Camarillo, CA – Rock City
10/20 Los Gatos, CA – The Venue
10/21 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction

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Orphaned Land Guitarist To Guest On Thee Orakle LP

Portuguese death/doom progressive metal band Thee Orakle is currently putting the finishing touches on "Smooth Comforts False," the band's sophomore release and follow up to "Metaphortime" (2009). The album was recorded in UltrasoundStudios in Braga, Portugal with producer Daniel Cardoso. The album is expected to be ready for release by year end.

The band announced the following guest appearances for the album:

- Yossi Sassi Sa'aron, guitarist of Israeli doom/death band Orphaned Land, will play Bouzouki in the song "Evil Dreams".

- Marco Benevento of the Italian doom metal band, The Foreshadowing, will sing on the song "Winter Threat."

- Adolfo Luxúria Canibal of Portuguese rock band Mão Morta will play trumpet on the album. More...

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T.I.R. Debut Album Expected After 31 Years

Italian traditional metal band T.I.R., formed in 1980, will finally issue it's debut self-titled LP in November 2011, the exact date in the month has not yet been announced. T.I.R. ("Total Inferno Rock") released a self titled EP in 1984, disbanded, then reformed in 1989 and issued the "Mordigli l'anima" demo in 1992. Many of the songs on the debut LP were composed in 1980 and retain the essence of N.W.O.B.H.M., ealry Iron Maiden and Saxon.

Singer Giuseppe "Ciape" Cialone is also in the Italian epic metal band Rosae Crucis. The artwork for the upcoming debut can be seen below.

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