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Metal News for October 5, 2010

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42 news articles posted on this day.

The Chariot Posts New Album Teaser Online

The Chariot had posted a new teaser video online to promote its forthcoming studio album. The album, titled "Long Live," was produced by Matt Goldman who has worked with the the band in the past. "Long Live" is set for release on November 23, 2010.

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Interview With Matt Barlow of Iced Earth

Many fans were angry that Matt Barlow left the band after "Horror Show," since Iced Earth is not quite the same band without him. In the early 2000’s he decided to pursue something quite non-musical (Law Enforcement), and Iced Earth found Tim Ripper Owens as a replacement for “The Glorious Burden” and “Framing Armageddon.” Even though Tim Ripper Owens has tremendous talent, Matt Barlow does more justice to Iced Earth with such a distinguished voice and even more memorable falsettos than Owens. Matt Barlow was asked to return with “The Crucible of Man….Something Wicked Pt. 2,” in 2008. With everything back in sync with the optimized lineup, Iced Earth is preparing for their next untitled studio album that will “Hopefully be out next summer or fall.” More...

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Intronaut Posts Third Studio Video Online

Los Angeles progressive post-metallers Intronaut have posted a third studio webisode online. The video documents the recording of the forthcoming studio album "In the Valley of Smoke." "In the Valley of Smoke" is set for release on October 12, 2010 through Century Media Records.

You can view the video below:

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Hellrazor Posts New EP For Free Download

North Carolina's Hellrazor has released a new EP to follow up their debut album "In the Wild." The new EP, entitled "Soothsayer," is available for free download here. This release features new band member Jim Hunter of While Heaven Wept and Twisted Tower Dire and mainstay Charley Shackleford of Daylight Dies.

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TheDownGoing Explains New Album "I Am Become"

Australian godless two piece grinders thedowngoing have recently birthed the unholy abomination that is their debut album "I Am Become." Mastered by Alan Douches in New York and recorded in Sydney, the new album is the band's first full-length foray into the chaos of grindcore.

Describing the theme of the album, guitarist/vocalist Mathias Huxley stated, "'I Am Become' is our first CD, and is based around the birth of thedowngoing. Lyrically, the album focuses on a broad range of topics, but which all can be related back to the central theme of beginning, like the birth of nihilism and the void caused by that, for example." Throughout our interview Mathias explained the band's birth, his attraction to the ferocity of grindcore, and the album's distinctive artwork. More...

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Wormrot Announces Last Minute NY Show

Singaporean grindcore act Wormrot has announced a last minute surprise show this Wednesday, October 6th at Party Expo in Brooklyn, NY. Playing alongside Wormrot will be Mutilation Rites, Demilitia, and Alekhine's Gun. The upcoming Wormrot tour dates are as follows:

10/4 - Hartford, Connecticut - The Whitney House
10/5 - Philadelphia, PA - JR's Bar
10/6 - Brooklyn, NY - Party Expo

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Diamond Plate Signs To Earache

Earache Records has issued the following announcement about signing a record deal with Diamond Plate:

"Earache Records is proud to announce a new signing to our diverse and talented roster. Diamond Plate is a young, dynamic thrash band from Chicago, IL who have taken the midwest metal scene by storm and now have their eyes set on global domination. Formed in 2008, this 3-piece high-energy act encapsulates the spirit of 'The Big Four' and has already earned high honors from respected outlets such as Terrorizer magazine, who named Diamond Plate as one of the Best Unsigned Bands in the very year that the band first got together.

"Currently in their late teens, guitarist Konrad Kuplec, drummer Jim Nicademus, and vocalist/bassist Jon Macak have played with some of the world's biggest metal acts. They have also have earned a reputation as an absolutely raucous live act. Despite all of the great praise in high places, Diamond Plate feels their fans are the most important key to their early success."

Konrad Kuplec also commented: "The BEST praise we can get is having a kid seeing us at one of our shows for the first time and then coming over to our merch table and buying a shirt or CD. It's the most humbling and coolest feeling in the world. I'll always be grateful for the support our fans give us."

The band's full-length debut album is set for release in 2011.

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Steffen Kummerer Announces Signature Guitar

Polish guitar manufacturer Ran Guitars has signed on to create an official Steffen Kummerer signature guitar. The custom Obscura model will be a 7-string, neck-through-body mahogany guitar featuring EMG pickups and a Schaller Floyd Rose tremolo. The band’s logo will be embossed on the fret board inlay. Detailed photos of the guitar can be viewed now at this location.

Kummerer commented on his partnership with Ran Guitars: "I am glad to be a part of the RAN family now. I started playing RAN custom built guitars in 2003 and was instantly impressed with the high quality of the build, fine woods, and precise hardware they use. You'll hear and see the new RAN axes during the upcoming tours in support of Obscura's new album in February '11."

Osbcura also recently unveiled the name of the band's forthcoming full-length album as "Omnivium," which was recorded and is currently being mixed at Woodshed Studio in southern Germany with engineer V. The nine-track album will see an early 2011 release date. You can also catch Obscura live on the following dates:

10/31 Bucharest , Romania Hatework Festival
12/4 Louvain -la-Neuve, Belgium Mass Deathtruction Festival (w/ NAPALM DEATH, SODOM , more)
12/4 Esch/Alzette, Luxembourg Bang Your Head Festival

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Slayer Posts Second Jagermeister Tour Video

Slayer has posted a second promo video clip online for the Jagermeister tour, which also includes Anthrax and Megadeth. The clip can be viewed below.

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The Acacia Strain Added To Feed The Beat

While many bands are hungry for their big break, Taco Bell is helping to satisfy their hunger for food by helping to pick up their late-night dinner tabs. Today, 100 bands and artists were announced as the 2010 Taco Bell Feed the Beat lineup, including The Acacia Strain, Emmure, and Every Time I Die. The fifth annual Feed the Beat program, which provides bands with $500 in Taco Bell Bucks while on tour, received more applications than ever before. Taco Bell issued the following statement about the program:

"Every touring band can relate to eating on the road and Taco Bell has become essential to keep artists rocking while on tour. Taco Bell’s late-night menu offers a variety of items to conquer any band member’s appetite. Recognizing this, Taco Bell began Feed the Beat to fuel bands with Taco Bell Bucks ($500 in Taco Bell Bucks per band) so they can focus on their true passion: music."

"The beauty about Feed the Beat is that the bands lead the way for the program – they tell us what they want and we are more than happy to supply it," said David Ovens, Chief Marketing Officer of Taco Bell Corp. "We admire all of the Feed the Beat bands and are especially excited to see those like Never Shout Never go from an up-and-coming artist when he joined Feed the Beat in 2008 to a headliner on the 2010 mtvU VMA Tour."

The complete list of bands can be found at this location.

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Mindflow Reveals New Album Artwork

Brazil's Mindflow has announced the band's upcoming full-length album will be titled "365." The band has now posted the cover artwork of the album online, which can be viewed at this location. You can also check out the band's music via the Mindflow MySpace profile.

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Vreid Changes Venues For French Show

Norway's Vreid has issued the following announcement about changing the venue for the band's upcoming October 10th show in France: "New Venue in Lyon: The show in Lyon on Sunday 10th of octoberhas been moved from CCO to LYONS HALL. See you there." You can also catch Vreid live on the following dates:

10/6 2010 RBF Club Sofia, BULGARIA
10/8 2010 Chanel 0 Ljubljana, SLOVENIA
10/9 2010 Dynamo Saal Zürich, SWITZERLAND
10/10 2010 Lyons Hall Lyon, FRANCE
10/11 2010 Mephisto Barcelona, SPAIN
10/12 2010 Ritmo Y Compás Madrid, SPAIN
10/13 2010 Santana 27 Bilbao, SPAIN
10/14 2010 Le Local Metal La Penne Sur Huvaune, FRANCE
10/15 2010 Entrepot Brugge, BELGIUM
10/16 2010 X Point Halle Passau, GERMANY

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Inception To Embrace Posts New Music Video Online

Swedish death metal band Inception To Embrace has posted their new music video "Devoured" taken from their upcoming album "Show Them The Fire." The album will be released through Noisehead Records on October 15th. Watch the music video below:

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Withered Launches New Song, "Dualitas," Online

Atlanta blacked doom metal band WITHERED has launched the second track from their upcoming album, “Dualitas,” due out October 26th. “The Progenitor’s Grasp” is available now, exclusively at Brooklyn Vegan.

The "Dualitas" tracklisting is as follows:

1. Extinguished With The Weary
2. Residue In The Void
3. Seek the Shrouded
4. Interlude
5. From Shadows
6. The Progenitor’s Grasp
7. Aethereal Breath
8. Outro

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Born of Osiris Posts Studio Video Update Online

Chicago's Born of Osiris has posted a studio video report from Bota Studios online. Watch it below

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Apostasy Seeks New Guitarist

Swedish metal band Apostasy has announced that they have begun the search for a new guitarist due to the recent departure of guitarist Ludvig Johansson. Interested parties can contact the band on their MySpace page.

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To/Die/For Enters the Studio and Issues Update

Finnish metal band To/Die/For has issued the following studio update from their first day in the studio:

"Today we started recordings in Orimattila Finland. Studio seems to be fucking awesome and it is nice to record drums in a big room which is having a great sound. We recorded also ambient drums to one song....It is gonna be nice sound with a big effects and distortion etc.At least it was fun."

"Drums recorded to songs called:
-Cry for Love (Iggy pop cover)
-Into the storm (working title)
-Death comes in march (very dark ballad kinda song)

Tomorrow Santtu will play two songs:
-Angelica (new version)
-Bittersweet bleeding heart"

"Next week we will continue with Bass,Guitars and keyboards." More...

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Kirk Windstein Talks Crowbar, Down DVD, And More

MetalSucks recently conducted an interview with guitarist Kirk Windstein of Crowbar, Down, and Kingdom of Sorrow. Windstein addressed the recent news surrounding his decision to drop off Kingdom of Sorrow's Ozzfest stint in favor of treating his alcohol problem. He also explained the myriad delays that affected the upcoming Down DVD "Diary of a Madband," updated fans about the forthcoming new Crowbar album, and commented on Crowbar's legacy as a band that influences today's young crop of metal bands. Excerpts from the interview follow.

On leaning on his bandmates for support and advice during the recovery process:

Kirk: Yeah, totally. I’ve talked to Rex [Brown, Down bassist] about it because he’s dealt with a lot of problems himself. There’s not a person in any of my bands that hasn’t experienced it from time to time with the exception of Nicky and Charlie from Kingdom of Sorrow (the drummer and guitar player); they’ve never had a drink or tried a drug in their life. Everyone else in my bands, in Down and Jamey from Kingdom and the guys in Crowbar, have all at times had issues with stuff. Every person is different, and it’s a matter of keeping yourself healthy and not letting it get out of control. For me, it got out of control. Would I be a fool and a liar to sit here and say that I don’t think about it? It’s a normal thing to always think that you can control it. That’s what the battle of it is. It’s like “okay, I’m home. I’m detoxed. I get it. I’m in the right headspace. I’m physically and mentally in the right place and headed in the right direction.” It’s a matter of you realizing that you doing what you need to do is basically what it comes down to.

On a new Down album:

Kirk: 2011 I would say. Yeah. Something for sure. We’re not even there yet, so I think that’s totally feasible. Obviously not this year because it would have to be signed, sealed, delivered and done already. It’s not there by any means. It’s always going to happen and Down is always going to be there. So that’s a good thing.
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Pit Stories: This One Time, In The Mosh Pit...

We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week Heath Rave of Minneapolis metal band Wolvhammer sends in a short pit story:

This one time, there was this pit. It was as at a rock and roll event showcase. I believe there were as they say in the hood, "hardcore" bands playing. This one very strong person was chasing and punching an invisible ghost. Then he hit me. I'm not invisible.

Wolvhammer released Black "Marketeers of WWIII" on Init Records earlier this year. You can check out some of their music on the band's MySpace page.

Check back every Tuesday for more pit stories.

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Baptized In Blood Offering Free MP3

Dave Mustaine/Mark Adelman managed act Baptized in Blood was recently added to the Roadrunner roster. In celebration of the band's new album, Roadrunner is now offering a free MP3 download of the track "Last Line Lady," which can be found here. The band's self-titled album is set for release on October 19, 2010 and the track listing is as follows:

1. Up Shirts Down Skirts
2. Dirty’s Back
3. Game On
4. Only Cure
5. Down and Out
6. Mental
7. Last Line Lady
8. My Salute
9. Go It Alone
10. Will Of A Demon
11. Sinking Ships
12. Event Horizon

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Gwar Announces In-Store Appearances

Interplanetary shock rockers Gwar have just hit the road on the "Bloody Tour of Horror" in support of their upcoming release "Bloody Pit of Horror," which is in stores November 9th on Metal Blade Records. In celebration of the release, the space mutant overlords have announced two in-store appearances where you, the human scum, will have the chance to meet your masters in person.

The first in-store appearance is slated for Sunday October 24th in Rochester, NY at The House Of Guitars located at 645 Titus Ave Rochester, NY 14617. The signing takes place from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Fans who pre-order "Bloody Pit of Horror" at The House of Guitars, will receive the booklet from "The Bloody Pit of Horror" to have signed by the members of Gwar. Fans that pre-order the album will be granted priority line access. For more information call 585-544-9928.

The second in-store is set for Halloween in Milwaukee, WI at The Exclusive Company's "Haus of Metal" located at 5026 S. 74th St. Greenfield, WI 53220. There will also be a costume contest held during this appearance, so be sure to come in costume or dressed as one of the members of Gwar for your chance to win tickets to see Gwar that night at The Rave and other prizes from Gwar and Metal Blade Records. The signing will take place from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM.

Upon hearing of the in-store appearances for the first time, singer Oderus Urungus muttered: "This is a great chance for the the fans to come out, get slapped around and maybe even vomited on. Afterwards, and during, we shall loot the store of all its products, go through the pockets of the dead, and force their corpses to have sex with animals. All in the name of good music!"

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Amplifire Shooting New Music Video

Finland's Amplifire has issued the following announcement about finishing the shooting of the "Mariana" music video:

"Hi friends! Amplifire shot some 'live' scenes to our new 'Mariana' music video during last weekend. We are eager to see the final product when it's ready to be published. More updates coming soon, stay in touch."

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

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Revocation Announces Tour Dates With Darkest Hour

Revocation will join Washington, DC ’s Darkest Hour on the band's 15th anniversary tour, "The Legacy Tour," this November. This month long North American tour will also include Veil of Maya and Periphery and is presented in part by MetalSucks.net and Indie Merch Store. A complete listing of confirmed tour dates and cities can be found below.

Revocation's Dave Davidson commented on the tour announcement: "It’s official! We’ll be heading out on The Legacy Tour, celebrating Darkest Hour’s 15th anniversary, along with Veil of Maya and Periphery in November/December. We can’t wait to hit the road and rip it up every night!"

The upcoming Revocation tour dates are as follows:

10/16 Trois-Rivieres, QC Batisse Industrielle (as part of Trois-Rivieres Metalfest X)
10/17 Sherbrooke, QC Le Saloon
With Darkest Hour, Veil of Maya, and Periphery:
11/12 Worcester, MA The Palladium
11/13 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre
11/14 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
11/15 Quebec City, QC Dagobert
11/16 Montreal, QC Tulipe
11/17 Toronto, ON Mod Club
11/18 Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre
11/19 Cleveland, OH Peabody ’s
11/20 West Dundee, IL Clearwater Theater
11/21 Des Moines, IA People’s Court
11/22 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
11/23 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
11/24 Las Vegas, NV Area 702 Skatepark
11/26 San Diego, CA Soma
11/27 Pomona, CA Glasshouse
11/28 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge
11/29 Hollywood, CA Whisky A Go Go
11/30 Mesa, AZ Nile Theatre
12/1 Albuquerque, NM The Launchpad
12/2 Lubbock, TX Tequila Jungle
12/3 Austin, TX Emo’s
12/4 Dallas, TX Trees
12/5 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
12/7 St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre
12/8 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
12/9 Wilmington, NC The Soapbox
12/10 Philadelphia, PA Starlight Ballroom
12/11 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
12/12 Richmond, VA Hat Factory

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Hour Of Penance Issues Tour Recap

Hour of Penance has issued the following recap of the band's recent tour dates with Cephalic Carnage and Psycroptic:

"Initiation of the Misled tour is over! We would like to thank our mates in Cephalic Carnage, Psycroptic, Ion Dissonance, and Dyscarnate and all the people involved in this amazing tour. Last but not least a HUGE thanks goes to all the people who believed and supported Hour of Penance during the last couple of months.

"We're still alive, breathing and worshiping our only and true god called Death Metal as we've always done! We have some groundbreaking news coming. You'll see us again in Europe for a couple of shows and a big festival (Mass Deathstruction fest in Belgium) in December! Stay tuned!"

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Sevendust Announces Live Audio Interview

Sevendust has issued the following brief update about Clint Lowery conducting a live audio interview on Thursday, October 7th:

"Be sure to tune into BlogTalkRadio.com's New Music Inferno this Thursday at 12:30pm EST for a LIVE conversation with Sevendust's Clint Lowery!"

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Breach The Void Posts "Propagate" Video

Swiss modern metallers Breach The Void completed their first video for the song "Propagate," which is off the new album "The Monochromatic Era." The album will be released on October 11th, 2010 via Coroner Records. Directed by Jakob Arevarn (Adept, Carnal Forge, Dead by April), the video clip can be viewed below.

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CTTTOAFF Announces New U.S. Shows

Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire is currently lining up a new U.S. tour. The currently announced dates and venues are as follows:

10/22 Gothic Theatre, Denver, CO
10/23 Ernie November, Cheyenne, WY
10/24 TBA (anywhere on the way to St. Louis)
10/25 Fubar, St. Louis, MO
10/26 TBA(anywhere on the way to cleveland)
10/27 Now that's class, Cleveland, OH
10/28 Champions Cafe, Boston, MA
10/29 The Acheron, Brooklyn, NY
10/30 TBA (anywhere close to NY or on the way to Ohio. Preferably Philadelphia or New Jersey or another NY show.)
10/31 The E.R. (30 brown st.) Athens, OH
11/1 TBA (anywhere within 12 hours of denver.)

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Derelict Posts New Guitar Instructional Video

Guitarist Max Lussier from Montreal's Derelict has posted a new video clip online teaching a few guitar riffs from the band's song "Polarized," which is off the "Unspoken Words" album. The video clip can be viewed below.

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In Flames To Record New Album

Sweden's In Flames has issued the following brief update about gearing up to enter the studio and record a new album:

"In Flames back in the studio. Next week we will start pre-production for our new album. The plan is to enter IF Studios and spend the remaining part of 2010 and the beginning of 2011 creating and recording the follow up to ASOP. Updates to follow as we go along so make sure you check in often. Cheers."

Additional details on the new album will be announced as they are made available.

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Jim Root Discusses "(Sic)nesses" DVD

Slipknot's Jim Root conducted a brief interview with Artisan News Service regarding the band's 2009 Download appearance, which was filmed for the recently released "(Sic)nesses" DVD. Video of the interview can be viewed below.

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Sacred Oath Announces Album Release

Sacred Oath will release the band's new album "World On Fire" as an iTunes exclusive on Tuesday October 26th, 2010. The deluxe bundle includes 11 songs and a PDF of the cover art, lyrics, and liner notes. The album was produced by singer/guitarist Rob Thorne at his studio in Connecticut during February and March of this year. "I couldn’t be happier with how this recording turned out," says Thorne, who has produced all but one of Sacred Oath’s albums. "It was important to me that World On Fire have its own sonic character. That can be a challenge when making albums so close to each other, but this album stands on its own. I hope the fans will love it."

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Sweet Agony
2. Meet Your Maker
3. The King Must Die
4. Sandrider
5. Front Line
6. Face of Evil
7. Drums of War
8. Revolution
9. When the War is Over
10. On Death Row
11. World On Fire

This CD marks a return to the concept album format for Sacred Oath. Most of the songs are based on the popular sci-fi novel "Dune" by Frank Herbert. The cover art was painted by artist Michael Whelan (Stephen King, Sepultura, Evile). "This cover is perfect," said Thorne in a recent interview. "I was introduced to Michael at an Evile concert this summer and knew right away that I wanted to get his work on a Sacred Oath album."

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Steel Horse Drummer To Undergo Surgery

Spain's Steel Horse has announced that drummer Rubén Salvador will be undergoing an operation for a back injury at the end of the band's "Wild Power" tour. Due to the recovery period following the surgery, the band is canceling the previously announced November 7th tour date in Madrid. You can still catch Steel Horse live on the following dates of the Wild Power tour:

10/16 2010 ROCK METAL FEST, Pamplona Pamplona, Navarra, SPAIN
10/23 2010 Heavy Metal Manicas Festival 2010, HOLLAND HOLLAND, NL, NETHERLANDS

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Heretic Cancels European Shows

Dutch black 'n rollers Heretic have announced the following European dates have been canceled, but the band has not yet stated a reason or if they will be rescheduled in the future:

13 Oct Cassiopeia > Berlin, Germany - w/ The Devils Blood
14 Oct Exit Chmelnice > Prague, Czech Republic - w/ The Devils Blood
15 Oct Tuzrakter > Budapest, Hungary - w/ The Devils Blood
16 Oct Szene > Vienna, Austria - w/ The Devils Blood
23 Oct JC Todo > Best, Holland - w/ Shining & Enthroned

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Chi Cheng's Condition Improving

Nearly two years since Deftones bassist Chi Cheng was severely injured in a car accident and went into a coma, his condition is said to be improving. Here are some excerpts from the latest blog post about his progress:

"A week ago Chi had a Baclofen Pump implanted to relax his legs and feet more, as they were always tense. Then he pretty much slept for a week, hardly opening his eyes and losing the muscle in his chest, arms and legs from not moving a muscle. Yesterday Mae called the Doc to ask about reducing the dose because he was so unresponsive.

"Then in the afternoon, he opened his eyes wide and seemed to "wake up". Roxie kept telling him to lift up, try to sit up. He started lifting his arms and shoulders and head off the pillow. I was at the computer with my back to them and she called my name. He continued to try with everything that he had to lift up off of the bed. I grabbed the video cam to catch part of it. I started counting at about #6 and he lifted himself at least 25 times. It was not very far off of the pillow, but he was concentrating so hard and will continue to improve we are sure.

"Again last night, she asked him to try lifting himself up. She started counting 1, 2, 3, and trying to have him pull up on the count of three. Sometimes he made it, sometimes not. But he was trying so hard and lifted about 35 times.

"Gina has worked so hard for this man for so long. If she has any little shortcoming it is a lack of patience. Waiting for things to happen is not agreeable to her. She wants him to have the best and she wants it NOW!

"I have come to feel like when God wants him up, God will make it happen. Of course, good care helps and getting him professional rehabilitation with the right equipment would make it much easier. I texted Gina last night before we spoke to ask how much exactly it would take to get Chi to NJ or NY and how close we were to that goal. This is Gina's department and she takes care of it. We are about a third of the way to the $100,000. to get him there.

...

"I think we can safely say now "waking up" and "actively participating" in his therapy and recovery. Now the real work starts.:) I know you will keep the prayers coming! Respect and love!"

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Unnatural Selection Posts EP For Free Download

Grindcore band Unnatural Selection has posted their DIY debut EP, "En Theos," online for streaming and free download from bandcamp.com.

The tracklisting for "En Theos" is as follows:

1. Desolation (1:27)
2. Hive Mind (0:56)
3. Knifelicker (0:47)
4. Violently Opposed To Violence (1:18)
5. Light Of My Life (0:18)
6. Older Lies (0:19)
7. Born From Porn (0:23)
8. Directive 4/Carve/Taxonamy (1:42)
9. I Am Jack's Sickening Realisation Of The Truth (1:52)
10. Fifty Word Obituary (0:31)
11. En Theos (4:45)

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Ufomammut Announces European Tour Dates

UFOMAMMUT has announced new European tour dates in addition to their UK mini-tour dates. The complete tour dates are as follows:

10/6/2010 Grround Zero - Lyon, France
10/7/2010 Le Baloard - Montpellier, France
10/8/2010 Santana 27 - Bilbao, Spain
10/9/2010 Le Barouf - Cholet, France
10/10/2010 Le Ferrailleur - Nantes, France
10/12/2010 The Croft - Bristol, UK
10/13/2010 The Star And Garter - Manchester, UK
10/14/2010 Fighting Cocks - Kingston Upon Thames, UK
10/15/2010 Baroeg - Rotterdam, Holland
10/16/2010 Magazin4 - Bruxelles, Belgium
10/18/2010 Molotow - Hamburg, Germany

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In This Moment Posts New Music Video Online

IN THIS MOMENT recently posted a new music video for “The Promise”. The video was shot by renowned director David Brodsky (All That Remains, As I Lay Dying). Watch the video below:

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Saille Signs To Code666 Records

Code666 Records has announce the signing of Belgian black metallers Saille for the release of their debut album “Irreversible Decay,” scheduled for February 2011 in a limited edition Digipack.

Mainman Dries Gaerdelen comments on the signing, “After a lot of consideration and negotiating with many parties, I came to a conclusion that code666 is the way to go! They’ve been showing the right kind of interest in Saille and it seems that they have the same honest attitude towards music as I do.” then added: “Irreversible decay is a description of the influence of the forces of nature on earth and its inhabitants. The power of earthquakes, storms, lightning will never be controlled by mankind. These forces and the admiration for the power of destruction have found their way in the music and lyrics of Saille’s new album”

The “Irreversible Decay” tracklisting is as follows:

1. Nomen
2. Passages of the Nemesis
3. Overdose of Gray
4. Plaigh Allais
5. The Orion Prophecy
6. Revelations
7. Maere
8. Tephra
9. Tremendous

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Skarhead Announces European Tour Dates

Skarhead has announced a European tour. As Skarhead parted ways with long time agent M.A.D Tourbooking, they have announced the new collaboration with STRONGER BOOKINGS as it's new European booking agent. Danny Diablo aka Lord Ezec comments, "Stronger Bookings is able to focus on making Skarhead a priority and help personalize every detail of our tour. Working with them has refreshed our entire outlook. M.A.D will always be one of Europe's leading agencies, and we wish all of our friends, as part of their roster, nothing but success in all of their future endeavorers."

Skarhead European tour dates are as follows:

November 5th at Versus Theatre in Wroclaw (PL) (with Danny Diablo)
November 6th at The Fresh in Warsaw (PL) (with Danny Diablo)
November 8th at Modra Vopice in Prague (CZR)
November 9th at The Arena in Vienna (AT)
November 10th - tba
November 11th at Ex Emerson in Firenze (IT)
November 12th at United Club in Torino (IT)
November 13th at Estraperlo Club in Barcelona (ES)
November 14th at Ritmo Y Compas in Madrid (ES)
November 15th - tba
November 16th - tba
November 17th at La Caravan Serail in Toulouse (FR)
November 18th at La Peniche Alternative in Paris (FR)
November 19th at Party Center 4km in Sofia (BG)
November 20th at JOC Ieper in Roeselare (B)
November 21st at 013 in Tilburg (NL)

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Grayceon To Release Third Album

Profound Lore has announced that they will be releasing the third full-length album from Bay Area progressive chamber-rock/metal band GRAYCEON. The band are currently finishing putting the final touches on what will undoubtedly be their strongest release to date and one which will be slated for an early spring 2011 release date.

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Motherjane Posts "Jihad" Music Video Online

Indian progressive rock/metal band Motherjane has posted a new music video for their heavier hitting song "Jihad," which is off the movie soundtrack of Amal Neerad's "Anwar." The track was produced by Rex Vijayan. You can find the lyrics here.

You can check out more of Motherjane's music on their MySpace player.

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Daath Posts "N.A.T.G.O.D." Online

Metal Injection has posted up a new Daath song, entitled "N.A.T.G.O.D.," from the band's forthcoming self titled new album, which is due out October 25th. Check it out below.

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