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Metal News for October 5, 2011

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48 news articles posted on this day.

Midnight Ghost Train Involved In Auto Accident

Blues Metallers The Midnight Ghost Train were involved in a vehicle accident while on tour in Europe. Singer and guitarist Steve Moss explained, "Today while driving in Germany, a guy decided to put his car in reverse and came speeding down the middle of a main road without looking and he slammed into us and totaled our car. What a headache this is." The Midnight Ghost Train's tour will not be cut short though. "Nothing will stop us from doing what we do." The band books their own tours and are constantly on the road either in the States or Europe. They will be touring through Germany and the Netherlands through October before touring America later this year.

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Neurosis' Scott Kelly Announces Western U.S. Tour

Neurosis member Scott Kelly will embark on another solo, acoustic tour this Autumn. The confirmed, western U.S. dates start at the end of November and run through the middle of December.

Fans in attendance will witness material from his forthcoming studio album, which he states will be recorded immediately after the tour.

Kelly comments on the tour, "I have two main goals with this tour: The first is to play all of my new songs, as I will hitting the studio to record my new record the day after the tour finishes. The other is to keep forging a new path for underground folk and country inspired artists such as Munly, Bob and myself; this is something that I am committed to doing."

Scott Kelly Western U.S. Tour w/ Jay Munly, Bob Wayne:

11/29/2011 Tractor Tavern - Seattle, WA
11/30/2011 Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR
12/01/2011 Neurolux - Boise, ID
12/02/2011 Garage on Beck Roadhouse & Grill - Salt Lake City, UT
12/03/2011 Hi Dive Club - Denver, CO
12/05/2011 Low Spirits - Albuquerque, NM
12/06/2011 Rhythm Room - Phoenix, AZ
12/07/2011 Club Congress - Tucson, AZ
12/08/2011 Bar Pink - San Diego, CA
12/09/2011 Juke Joint - Anaheim, CA
12/10/2011 Echo - Los Angeles, CA
12/11/2011 Alex’s Bar - Long Beach, CA
12/13/2011 Fulton 55 - Fresno, CA
12/14/2011 The New Parish - Oakland, CA
12/15/2011 Brick and Mortar - San Francisco, CA
12/16/2011 Crepe Place - Santa Cruz, CA

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Ides Of Gemini Signs With Neurot Records

Neurot Records has announced the signing of Ides of Gemini. Consisting of singer/bassist Sera Timms of Black Math Horseman and established film and music journalist, J. Bennett (guitar/backing vocals) of Terrorizer and Revolver Magazine, the Los Angeles-based group is tough to categorize, but a member of the press described it as "dream doom."

Ides of Gemini recorded and self-released a four-song EP, "The Disruption Writ" in 2010. The group plans to release its full-length debut via Neurot in 2012.

“It’s all about that moment—that moment when a piece of music comes seemingly from nowhere and is exactly what you were looking for, but you didn’t know it,” says Neurot boss and Neurosis guitarist/vocalist Steve Von Till. “I remember the moment when Ides of Gemini warped my brain. I received an email from Scott Kelly in May. The subject heading was simply, ‘J. Bennett’s band is killer!’ and had a link. I had known J. for a while as a stalwart supporter of all that is good and heavy out there, but I had no idea he made music. I clicked the link and was completely hypnotized for the duration of the demo. As soon as it ended and I realized I had been completely captivated, I replied to Scott’s email: ‘Totally fucking killer.’ Then I immediately emailed J. and told him how awesome I thought it was. A few conversations later, and we were working together. It was beautiful and meant to be. Ides of Gemini is amazing!”

“We’re not religious people, but getting the nod from Steve Von Till and Scott Kelly is like getting onstage only to find Moses and John The Baptist in the front row, wearing your band’s t-shirts,” Bennett enthuses. “And we don’t even have shirts yet, which makes it all the more incredible. The point, though, is this: The impact Neurosis has had on our psyches over the years is immeasurable. ‘Honored’ doesn’t quite cover it. But before anyone gets too excited, I should also probably mention that we sound nothing like Neurosis.”

Ides of Gemini plays its first show in Northern California at the Oakland Metropolitan Opera House on October 15th. The performance will be part of the Blood, Sweat + Vinyl Music and Film Festival.

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Grave Desecrator Signs To Pulverized Records

Pulverised Records has announced the signing of Grave Desecrator. Forming in 1998, the Brazilian death metal act arrives at Pulverised with a resume including two full-length recordings and multiple EPs.

Bassist Necrogoat comments, "We're really ravished to be signed with Pulverised Records, a label that really fits to our music in terms of ideological aspects and works professionally. We are sure this partnership will result in a tormenting sonic deliverance that will lead you all to a thunderous and malignant holocaust! The new album shall come in 2012, and we promise it will not disappoint! It will contain lots of good surprises on it, but with the same infamous essence we have become known for! We are really eager for this release! We are the BRAZILIAN BLACKEST METAL MASSACRE!"

Added Pulverised Records' A&R Manager Calvin Chiang: "Anyone with a knowledge of traditional Brazilian death metal will know most distinguishing quality: its rabid, unstoppable force of christ-bashing sonic blasphemy. Grave Desecrator is of course no exception and we believe the follow-up to (2012) Insult will definitely exceed our expectations. Grave Desecrator shall carry the burning flag of old school Brazilian death metal up high and be prepared for one of the most lethal death metal albums in 2012!"

Grave Desecrator is:
Butcherazor - Vocals / Guitars
Black Sin And Damnation - Guitars
Necrogoat - Bass
Slaughterer - Drums

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Painside Announces Lineup Changes

Brazil's modern metal band Painside has announced the addition of bass player Thiago D. (Statik Magik) and drummer Eduardo Julião to its ranks. The all new lineup will make its live debut on October 23rd during the Garage Heavy Metal Days festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The band is already working on material to follow up the debut "Dark World Burden," released in 2010 by Inner Wound Recordings. More information on Painside can be found at the band's Facebook profile.

The Painside lineup is as follows:

Guilherme Sevens - Vocals
Carlos Saione - Guitars
Leandro Carvalho - Guitars
Thiago Dominogorgoth - Bass
Eduardo Julião - Drums

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Malison Rogue Recruits New Guitarist

Malison Rogue has checked in with the following announcement recruiting a new guitarist:

"Swedish heavy metal band Malison Rogue is proud to announce the addition of guitar player Mats Johansson to the band. Mats has peformed with Malison Rogue as a session member for the last 6 months, but now everytone involved think that the next step is to add him as an official member of the band.

Vocalist Zeb also comments: "We've known Mats for several years and he's a good friend of us and a great guitarplayer. Mats fits in the band like a glove! Now we're able to create our guitar harmonies live, which is awesome! We're very excited about what the future will bring to Malison Rogue, we hope to see you on tour soon!"

For more information on Malison Rogue, head over to the band's official Facebook profile.

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Angus To Play Swordbrothers Festival

Dutch heavy metal band Angus has reformed and will be headlining the German Swordbrothers Festival in March, 2012. Information on the festival can be found here.

Angus was originaly formed in 1980 and had reissues on CD by Sentinel Steel in 2001 of the albums "Track of Doom" and "Warrior of the World," originally released on Dutch label Megeton Records in 1984 and 1985. Further details on the band are available through the Angus website.

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Dol Ammad Recording New Album With Choir

Dol Ammad has announced that the band has started recording with a 12 member choir and composer Thanasis Lightbridge for an upcoming third full album titled "Hyperspeed." The choir includes three sopranos, three tenors, three altos, and three baritones.

Samples from the recording of the album with the choir are available online now by heading over to this location. The samples are taken from the songs “Supernova,” “Xenocide,” and “Stargate Pyramid.”

For a taste of what Dol Ammad has done in the past, you can also check out the entire "Winds of the Sun" EP, which is available for streaming here.

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A Pale Horse Named Death Announces New Shows

A Pale Horse Named Death, which recently recruited new guitarist Eddie Heedles, has just confirmed two shows in the tri-state area in December. The shows will take place Friday, December 9th at The Studio @ Webster Hall in New York, New York and Saturday December 10th, at Dingbatz in Clifton, NJ.

Front man Sal Abruscato commented about the upcoming shows: "I am honored to finally announce that APHND will be doing their very first show in NYC, being that we are all native New Yorkers it's definitely going to be special for us. We are very excited to close the year with APHND's "Death Before Christmas" show at the Studio @ Webster Hall Dec 9th."

12/9 New York, NY @ The Studio @ Webster Hall
12/10 Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz

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Abysmal Dawn To Re-Issue "From Ashes"

Abysmal Dawn has announced an extensive North American tour as direct support to label-mates Obscura. The tour will start November 4th in Wilmington, Delaware and run through December 7 with additional support on select dates from Last Chance to Reason and Enfold Darkness.

Additionally, the Los Angeles based death metal band will re-issue its long out of print debut album, "From Ashes," on January 17th via Relapse Records. Originally released in 2006, the re-issue album will feature three bonus tracks and is available for pre-order now at this location.

The upcoming Abysmal Dawn tour dates are as follows:

Nov. 4 Wilmington, DE Mojo 13
Nov. 5 New York, NY Gramercy Theater (as part of MetalsucksFest)
Nov. 6 Montreal, QC Petit Campus
Nov. 7 Toronto, ON Hard Luck
Nov. 8 Cleveland, OH Peabody's
Nov. 9 Joliet, IL Mojoe's
Nov. 10 St Paul, MN Station 4
Nov. 11 Winnipeg, MB The Zoo
Nov. 13 Saskatoon, SK Louis' Pub
Nov. 14 Edmonton, AB Pawn Shop
Nov. 15 Calgary, AB The Distillery
Nov. 16 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater
Nov. 17 Portland, OR Branx
Nov. 18 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
Nov. 20 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge
Nov. 21 Hollywood, CA Key Club
Nov. 23 Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse
Nov. 25 Denver, CO The Marquis Theater
Nov. 27 Tulsa, OK The Marquee Theater
Nov. 28 Dallas, TX The Rail Club
Nov. 29 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
Nov. 30 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
Dec. 2 Tampa, FL Brass Mug
Dec. 4 Orlando, FL Firestone Live
Dec. 5 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Dec. 6 Richmond, VA Kingdom
Dec. 7 Baltimore, MD Sonar

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After Party Massacre Trailer Posted Online

A teaser trailer has been posted online for the new movie "After Party Massacre," which will feature music from Incantation and Asphyx. The trailer is available below.

The creators of the movie also issued the following statement:

"Giving a new twist to horror, the Afterparty Massacre, brings metal, blood and gore back to the screen! Written and directed by both Kristoff (of Horrormerch.com) and Kyle Severn (of Incantation and Acheron), the Afterparty Massacre is one killer party with mind-blowing amounts of blood, metal, flesh and a huge death metal/industrial soundtrack from 16Volt, Asphyx, Incantation, Ventana and more!

"The After Party Massacre centers around a mysterious female fan - Scarlett - who attends a live performance by the metal bands Incantation and Soulless. At this show - Scarlett soon found herself thrown into the dark depths of torture and depravity showing what happens when you push - an already damaged mind - too far. During this show Scarlett encounters a forcibly rough fan that had followed her into an empty corner of the venue. During this altercation she has flashbacks of a dark past and it transforms her into a bloodthirsty killer on a mission to kill her attacker plus anyone and everyone else in her way (friend - fan and foe alike) until only a pile of bodies is left within this bloody massacre.

"With Scarlett being as patient and calculating as she is torturous and demented, her killing spree is a precise and bloody massacre to witness. Filled with sex, metal, and an unpredictable killer who uses an arsenal of axes, sex toys, box cutters, and power saws as her tools of torture and dismemberment. The After Party Massacre is a huge blood filled splatterfest that is too brutal to miss!"

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Divine Ascension Streaming New Song

With "As The Truth Appears" less than a week away from release, Divine Ascension has teamed up with Noisecreep to debut a new track from the album. Get a first listen to "Vision Divine" at this location.

You can also check out the previously posted video for "Answers" here. The track listing for "As The Truth Appears" is as follows:

1. Answers
2. Visionary
3. In My Mind
4. Vision Divine
5. Guided By Osiris
6. One Last Caress
7. Garden of Evil
8. Another Battlefield
9. Civilization
10. Unscathed

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48 Hours Festival Band Lineup Announced

The daily performance times have been revealed for the inaugural 48 Hours Festival Powered by Rockstar Energy Drink, which is scheduled for Saturday, October 15th and Sunday, October 16th at the Luxor Festival Grounds on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. Band performance times are as follows:

Saturday, October 15 (doors open at 2:00 PM)

Rockstar Energy Drink Main Stage

9:10 PM Avenged Sevenfold
7:40 PM Five Finger Death Punch
6:20 PM Hollywood Undead
5:00 PM Bullet For My Valentine
4:00 PM Escape The Fate
3:00 PM Adelitas Way

Second Stage

5:40 PM Hatebreed
4:30 PM Rev Theory
3:30 PM Black Tide
2:35 PM Hell Or Highwater
2:00 PM Orange Blossom Special More...

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Serpent And The Rainbow Streaming Debut EP

Serpent and the Rainbow is currently streaming the band's entire debut EP "Sorcerer's Curse" online via Bandcamp. Head over to this location to check out the release. The track listing is as follows:

1. Dead in the Ground
2. Becoming Death's Grip
3. Depths
4. Power Devour(er)
5. Beyond the Darkness

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Spineshank Streaming New Track Online

Alternative metal band Spineshank and AOL’s Noisecreep.com have unveiled a brand new track cut from the band’s upcoming album, "Anger Denial Acceptance," entitled "Murder Suicide." Head to Noisecreep.com now to hear the track, and stay tuned for more track debuts coming soon.

Spineshank also has the following upcoming tour dates:

10/4 Kearney, NE @ The Garage
10/5 Des Moines, IA @ House of Bricks
10/6 Fargo, ND @ Nester's
10/7 Chicago, IL @ Elbo Room
10/8 Janesville, WI @ Back Bar
10/9 Joliet, IL @ Bada Brew
10/10 Kansas City, KS @ AfterShock
10/11 Tulsa, OK @ Marquee
10/13 Dallas, TX @ Trees
10/14 Oklahoma City, OK @ Big Papa's Poor House
10/15 Amarillo, TX @ Sorority House
10/17 El Paso, TX @ House of Rock
10/18 Albuquerque, NM @ The Amped
10/19 Phoenix, AZ @ Clubhouse
10/20 Rancho, CA @ McAlans Pub
10/21 San Diego, CA @ Ruby Room
10/22 Fresno, CA @ Woodward Park
10/25 Los Angeles, CA @ Whisky a Go Go

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The Pete Flesh Deathtrip Streaming New Song

Sweden's The Pete Flesh Deathtrip has posted a song online titled "Crave The Fire," which is taken from the band's upcoming "Mortui Vivos Docent" album. Check out the track in the clip below.

"Mortui Vivos Docent" is due out on Pulverised Records in 2012 and has the following track listing:

1. Fallen Bliss
2. The Eternal Dawn
3. Crave the Fire
4. The Suicide End
5. Burning Darkness
6. Ravens Reborn
7. God the the Crawling Whore
8. Bleed
9. Recycle my Death from my Tombstone

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Tesseract Posts Instrumental Version Of "One"

TesseracT has gone back to the band's roots with the release of an instrumental version of "One." Check out the song below. Bassist Amos Williams explains:

“TesseracT began as an instrumental project in Acle's filthy cat ridden bedroom, so it has always had quite a strong instrumental focus. That's not to say that we don't enjoy vocals, we love them! But, it is worth noting that with every song we write, we like for it to be able to stand up on its own with or without vocals. We've always had the mind to, about six months after the initial release of 'One', to then release the instrumental version. It’s something that the fans have always asked us to do, and we felt now was the correct time to do so.”

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Black Cobra Streaming Entire New Album

With the deadly release of Black Cobra's fourth full-length "Invernal" coming to North America this Tuesday, October 11th, today BrooklynVegan is hosting a stream of the album in its entirety. Check out all of "Invernal" from now through Tuesday when the album is released, right here.

Black Cobra will hit the road across North America supporting Kyuss Lives! and The Sword for three weeks this November and December, which will be followed by the band's first full-on headlining tour supporting the new album and a continuous stream of fresh dates to be announced through the coming months.

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Confession To Kick Off Tour This Week

This week Australian metalcore act Confession will commence "The Long Way Home Tour" with Thy Art Is Murder and Antagonist A.D. Details on the run are as follows:

Oct 7 Uni Bar, Adelaide LIC / AA
Oct 8 City Band Hall, Mt Gambier AA
Oct 9 Musicman Megastore, Bendigo AA
Oct 12 Hi Fi, Brisbane
Oct 13 YAC, Byron Bay AA
Oct 14 Beenleigh PCYC, Brisbane AA
Oct 15 Corner, Melbourne U18
Oct 16 Corner, Melbourne
Oct 20 Unanderra Community centre, Wollongong AA
Oct 21 Factory, Sydney LIC / AA
Oct 22 Panthers, Newcastle AA
Oct 23 Oasis, Wyong AA
Oct 29 Civic Backroom, Perth
Oct 30 HQ, Perth AA

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Mummified In Circuitry Signs With Innerstrength

Massachusetts act Mummified in Circuitry has now joined the Innerstrength Records roster. The label commented on the band:

"Mummified in Circuitry came together in 2009 after the breakup of several local bands. The band went on to self-release an EP and complete numerous tours throughout the Northeast to support it. MIC will be releasing their debut full length 'Echoes of Morality' later this year through the label. They will enter the studio this October to record the effort. An advance video was shot for the song 'First Day in a Hearse' and can be seen below."

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Deadlock Posts More Festival Footage

Deadlock has revealed the third part of the band's festival takeover, behind the scenes video series with impressions from an appearance at this year's Summer Breeze Open Air. The clip can be viewed below, or you can check out the previously posted festival video from Wacken at this location.

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Earth Crisis Posts "Total War" Video

Hardcore veterans Earth Crisis have teamed up with AOL Noisecreep to premiere the music video for "Total War." The track is from the band's latest effort "Neutralize The Threat." which was released earlier this year. "This time around we wanted to try and document the vibe of the band live, as opposed to try and tell a story through the video." Says guitarist Scott Crouse. "Matt Spencer and crew did a great job of capturing the feel of a small, more intimate, Earth Crisis show."

Fans craving a full on live experience from Earth Crisis will not have to wait long, as the band set out on the road yesterday to begin a tour with Cavalera Conspiracy and Otep. A full list of dates can be seen below. More...

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Katatonia To Re-Issue "For Funerals To Come"

Katatonia has issued the following announcement about an upcoming re-issue of the "For Funerals To Come" album:

"The ultra-rare 1994 mini-album of death/doom metal mastery, 'For Funerals to Come', will be released on vinyl on November 7th (CD TBA) through Peaceville Records. 'For Funerals to Come' contains the trademarks of early era Katatonia with the haunting guitar melodies & slow tempo combining with the tortured vocals of Jonas Renkse to create an aura of melancholy & gothic darkness.

"This edition of 'For Funerals to Come' contains 2 extra tracks, 'Black Erotica' & 'Love of the Swan', & also features new liner notes from co-founding member, writer & guitarist, Anders Nyström and is limited to only 1500 copies. Pre-order your copy directly from Peaceville now!"

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Scavanger Streaming New Album Title Track

Germany's Scavanger has posted the title track online from the band's upcoming album "Between the Devil and the Sea," which can be hear via SoundCloud or in the player below. "Between the Devil and the Sea" is set for release on October 7th, 2011.

Scavanger - Between the Devil and the Sea by Andreas Schrank

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Dimmu Borgir Announces 20th Anniversary Album

Long running Norwegian symphonic black metal act Dimmu Borgir has posted the following brief announcement via Facebook about an upcoming 20th anniversary album release:

"Wanted to let you guys know that Dimmu Borgir had several studio sessions lately, and have lots of new material for the upcoming 20th Anniversary album..."

Further details on the release will be announced as they are made available. Dimmu Borgir also has upcoming U.K. tour dates in November. Details are as follows:

14 Nov 11 - Brighton - Concorde 2
15 Nov 11 - Colchester - Arts Centre
16 Nov 11 - Norwich - Waterfront
18 Nov 11 - Glasgow - Classic Grand
19 Nov 11 - Leeds – The Cockpit
20 Nov 11 - Cardiff - Great Hall 2
21 Nov 11 - Stoke – Sugarmill
23 Nov 11 - London – Islington Academy
24 Nov 11 - Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
25 Nov 11 - Manchester - Academy 3
26 Nov 11 - Birmingham - 02 Academy 2
28 Nov 11 - Belfast - Spring and Airbrake
29 Nov 11 - Dublin - Academy

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Niklas Kvarforth Announces Solo Release

Niklas Kvarforth, founder and front man of Swedish extreme metallers Shining, has announced details of the upcoming release of a solo project that will chart fifteen years of his often controversial musical career. “Fifteen Years of Absolute Darkness,” scheduled for release on Spinefarm Records on the 7th December this year, will feature 15 tracks from various bands on which Kvarforth has guested on vocals.

Included are tracks from bands such as Gravdal, Bethlehem, The Vision Bleak, Den Saakaldte, as well as a previously unreleased alternative version of Shining's “Förtvivlan, Min Arvedel.” The double CD will come with a lavishly illustrated booklet which contains Kvarforth’s comments on all the tracks. The track listing for “Fifteen Years of Absolute Darkness” is as follows:

Disc 1
1. KKOAGULAA - Excerpt 4
2. DIABOLICUM - Salvation Through Vengeance
3. MANES - Bli Med Mig
4. IN LINGUA MURTUA - Cold Void Messiah
5. MONUMENTUM - The Colour Of Compassion
6. SHINING - Förtvivlan, Min Arvedel (alternative version)
7. HJARNIDAUDI - A Darkblue Afternoon
8. LIVSNEDAD - Fobisk Sälta

Disc 2
1. THE VISION BLEAK – I Dined With The Swans
2. GLORIOR BELLI - The Night Scalp Challenger
3. FUNERAL DIRGE - Alpha Sans Omega
4. GRAVDAL - Mishandlet
5. NEKROS - The Black Serpent
6. BETHLEHEM - Yesterday I Still Died Today
7. DEN SAAKALDTE – Mesias More...

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Road's End Streaming "Fallen" Song Sample

Road's End (featuring former Behemoth bassist Novy and Against the Plagues drummer Varyen) has posted a new sample online from the track "Fallen." You can check out the track below, or find the previously posted song "All Roads End" at this location.

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Enthroned Announces Show Cancellations

Enthroned, which is gearing up to record a ninth full-length album later this month, has checked in with the following announcement about canceling upcoming shows:

"Unfortunate curses are spreading just like the legs of a slut: The Costa Rica show will not happen; the Costa Rican authorities are not allowing the show to take place, no further information was given nor to us or the tour promoter...

"On another place the gigs from Brussels and Liepzig have also been cancelled for medical reasons in the other bands camp. The other shows are still going on and more will follow.

"We apologize to the fans and we will try our best to be back in your area as soon as possible!"

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Astral Doors Posts "Child of Rock'n'roll" Clip

Astral Doors has posted a clip online for "Child of Rock'n'roll," which can be viewed below. The band also commented:

"Metal heads: First, our party video to 'Child of Rock'n'roll' is out! Check it out at/ And yes, we're drunk for real:) Also: we got 9 out of 10 in the new Sweden Rock Magazine and actually won 'The Jury. Amazing! At 21st of October you should check it out....or tonight at 7, when the Metal Madman Radio Show will showcase the album! Cheers!"

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Kyuss Lives! Again in Austin

Edgar Allen Poe died broke and mad—his creative genius never realized until after his death. It seems Kyuss’ influence wasn’t felt until after its demise. Fortunately for the group, these desert rockers didn’t have to literally die to make an impact. Sixteen years after disbanding, Kyuss has returned and judging by the massive gathering inside Stubb’s 2,000-plus-capacity amphitheater, their popularity has snowballed during this time.

I have nothing for comparison because I didn’t catch Kyuss during the first part of the nineties—their active years. If the few patrons I spoke to were a microcosm of the Kyuss live experience, most of the thirty-something crowd were also unable to catch them the first time around. Waiting fifteen years and wishing the group would get back together may be cause for such a large gathering, but the group’s status as the forerunners of the stoner rock movement, a hot trend in the modern rock scene, probably has something to do with the turnout.

The popularity of Josh Homme’s bands, Queens of the Stone Age and Them Crooked Vultures may have also led many to hear Homme’s trademark guitar play in Kyuss. This would explain, in part, the large number of younger fans. Some of these youngsters came with their parents, as seen by the fans standing next to us. Homme wasn’t on hand and the group came out as Kyuss Lives!, but this didn’t seem to affect attendance numbers or crowd reaction.

New comers MonstrO warmed up an unassuming crowd. Consisting of Torche, Danzig and ex-Blood Simple members, these Georgians (and one Floridian) were a good fit for Kyuss Lives! stoner rockin’ style. Performing in front of the headliner’s backdrop, which depicted a silhouette of a hawk or raven soaring in the shadow of a multi-hued sun, MonstrO kicked out six or seven tunes of a varying nature.

Bevan Davies' drum play produced a big thud. It’s no wonder he has pounded skins for Danzig. The group’s grainy guitar sound brought to mind Kyuss, an influence bassist Kyle Sanders made known during an interview prior to the show.

Some of MonstO’s songs referenced early nineties grunge, ala Soundgarden and Alice in Chains. The song “Pyro” related an obvious Alice in Chains groove (William DuVall of Alice in Chains produced their current, debut album), while Charlie Suarez nailed down the melodious, skyward voice of Chris Cornell. MonstrO didn’t bring down the house, but their half-hour performance surely gained them a bigger fan base. More...

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Sorrows Path Cancels Greek Shows

Sorrows Path has checked in with the following announcement about canceling two upcoming Greek tour dates:

"Sorrows Path is forced to cancel our two upcoming Greek headline shows in Ioannina and Athens because of professional obligations of drummer Fotis Mountouris abroad! We really apologize on that…we will be back on stage in 2012! Doom rules eternally…"

You can also check out footage of Sorrows Path performing live at the Ayia Napa Youth Festival by heading over here.

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Kvelertak Posts "Blodtorst" Video

Kvelertak has posted a music video online for the song "Blodtørst," which is taken off the band's self-titled album (reviewed here). You can check out the clip below.

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Wulfshon Releases Debut Album

Buenos Aires black/death metal band Wulfshon has released the debut album "Prinnit Mittilagart" on the band's own label, and the track listing follows below. The quartet has been around since 2004, having started out as a one-man project under vocalist Matias Taubas Oyola.

Intro: Prinnit Mittilagart
Death in the Light
To the Battlefield
The Calling of Ancestral Blood
Son of Wolves
Frozen Throne
Pride and Death
Cosmos Generallis
Natura Obscura
Outro: Ewigring

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Et Moriemur Announces New Album

Prague's Et Moriemur has announced the band's new album, and follow-up to the "Lacrimae Rerum" EP, will be titled "Cupio Dissolvi."

"Cupio Dissolvi," a concept album about suicide, will be released on the 20th October 2011 by the metal magazine Parat and according to the band will consist of 9 tracks comprising "strong melodies, heavy riffing, and desperate vocals with existential lyrics sung in English, Latin, Italian, German, Czech and Russian."

Et Moriemur has also just recorded a track for the tribute CD to the Czech black metal legend Törr, and in December the group will open for Saturnus gigs in Prague and Brno.

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Nominon Reveals "Manifestation Of Black" Artwork

Swedish death metal band Nominon has revealed the cover artwork for the upcoming "Manifestation of Black" release, which can be viewed below. The group also commented:

"Ave graverobbers, here's a sneak preview of the killer artwork that Juanjo Castellano just did for the forthcoming 'Manifestation of Black' 7" EP. Release during Oct/Nov 2011 through Deathgasm Records (USA) in 1000 copies."

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1349 To Release Live DVD

1349 is set to release the band's first ever live DVD entitled, "Hellvetia Fire - The Offiicial 1349 Bootleg" on the 24th of October through Candlelight Records. The DVD was filmed live at the Bikini Test club in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland on November 12th, 2005. It also features a special live appearance from Tom Gabriel Warrior (Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, Triptykon).

The track listing is as follows:

1. Hellfire (prologue)
2. Riders of the Apocalypse
3. Nathicana
4. Nekronatalenheten
5. Chasing Dragons
6. Satanic Propaganda
7. I am Abomination
8. Aiwass-Aeon
9. Sculptor of Flesh
10. The Usurper (featuring Tom Gabriel Warrior)
11. Slaves to Slaughter
12. Hellfire (epilogue) More...

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Like Moths To Flames Signs With Nuclear Blast EU

Nuclear Blast Records Europe announced the signing of U.S. metalcore band Like Moths To Flames. The band will release the LP "When We Don't Exist" on November 11, 2011 in Europe. The release date for North America is November 8, 2011 through Rise Records.

Nuclear Blast posted the following press release:

"Ohio based metalcore quintett LIKE MOTHS TO FLAMES just signed an European record deal with Nuclear Blast Records.

"Commented singer and mainman Chris Roetter: 'We are very excited to have our debut album, 'When We Don't Exist,' released by Nuclear Blast in Europe. Their history of signing incredibly heavy bands combined with some of their more recent signings excites us greatly. We cannot wait to come over to Europe in support of the album, and are thankful to have a label there who will ensure our music is heard!'

" 'Welcome to the fold, boys!" states the Nuclear Blast headquarter. 'We're proud to work with LMTF from now on. Their EP already blew us away; but their debut album simply kicks even more ass. A lot more varied, a lot more matured and a real inferno of modern metalcore. Even if there's a lot of melody to LMTFs sound, the band definitely focusses on heavy riffing and brutal breakdowns. Watch out!' "

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Within Temptation Introduces New Guitarist

Within Temptation announced that mainman Robert Westerholt will take some time off to focus on other activities for the band, and WT live guitarist Stefan Helleblad will take his place. the band introduced Helleblad as a full member through a new video post (seen below).

The band made the following statement on the official website: "As Robert will be taking a step back and focusing on writing new music, shows, the comic and future movies, we’ve already told you Stefan Helleblad will be taking his place in the band on stage.

Now it’s time to introduce Stefan to the world!

Stefan has been working with the band behind the scenes for some years already. He was involved in the production of the latest three records. Being the very gifted guitar player he is, we asked him to join the band.

We introduce to you: Stefan!"

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Stream Of Passion To Join Leaves' Eyes Tour

Leaves' Eyes announced that Dutch progressive metal band Stream of Passion will be joining the band on some select European dates. The change was due to the recent cancellation by Visions of Atlantis due to an illness to male vocalist Mario Plank (see article at this location.)

The affected dates are as follows:

14.10.2011 CH - Zlin, Masters of Rock Cafe (without Stream of Passion)
17.10.2011 F - Lyon, Le CCO / H'elles on Stage festival
18.10.2011 F - Paris, Le Club - Free acoustic show + Signing Session!
20.10.2011 UK - Manchester, Academy 3
21.10.2011 UK - London, Underworld

22.10.2011 BE - MFVF IX - Leaves' Eyes
23.10.2011 BE - MFVF IX - Stream of Passion

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Vicious Rumors To Join HammerFall Tour

California power metal band Vicious Rumors will join HammerFall's "European Outbreak" tour this fall, beginning with the November 27, 2011 show in Slovakia and ending with the December 10, 2011 show in Bilbao, Spain. Vicious Rumors is out in support of the latest release "Razorback Killers" with new vocalist Brian Allen.

Confirmed dates for the "European Outbreak" Tour are as follows:

HammerFall w/Riot, Amaranthe and Death Destruction:

Oct 26 Amager Bio - Sundbyøster, Denmark
Oct 27 Rockefeller - Oslo, Norway
Oct 28 Lisebergshallen - Goteborg, Sweden
Oct 29 Fryshuset - Södra Hammarbyhamnen, Sweden
Oct 31 Große Freiheit 36 - Hamburg, Germany
Nov 01 Trix - Antwerp, Belgium
Nov 02 Philharmonie Filderstadt - Filderstadt, Germany
Nov 04 Turbinenhalle - Oberhausen, Germany
Nov 06 ROCKHAL Esch Sur - Alzette, Luxembourg
Nov 07 Volkshaus Zürich - Zurich, Switzerland
Nov 09 Arena Wien - Bezirk Landstrasse, Austria
Nov 10 Orpheum Graz - Graz, Austria
Nov 11 Magazzini Generali - Milan Mi, Italy
Nov 12 Theaterfabrik - Munchen, Germany
Nov 13 KD Vitavska - Prague, Czech Republic
Nov 15 Stodola - Warsaw, Poland
Nov 16 Huxley's Neue Welt - Berlin, Germany
Nov 17 013 - Tilburg, Netherlands
Nov 18 Essigfabrik - Köln, Germany
Nov 25 Christmas Metal Festival - Lichtenfels, Germany

HammerFall w/Riot, Vicious Rumors, Amaranthe and Death Destruction:

Nov 27 Piano - Trencin, Slovakia
Nov 28 Petofi Hall - Budapest, Hungary
Nov 30 Hard Rock Café - Bucharest, Romania
Dec 01 SKC - Belgrade, Rs
Dec 02 Boogaloo Club - Zagreb, Croatia
Dec 03 Kino Siska - Ljubljana, Slovenia More...

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Edge Of Sanity Re-Issues 1990 Demo

Dan Swano announced that defunct Swedish band Edge of Sanity has re-issued the band's 1990 Demo "Kur-Nu-Gi-A" on picture vinyl. The release can be purchased through Black Mark at this location.

Swano commented "I always felt we 'grew up' a bit too fast. We got caught up in the growing death metal scene and tuned down the guitars and bought the 'right' distortion pedals and tried to be the new Entombed.

"This demo showcase[s] the original sound of Edge of Sanity. During this period we still listened a lot to progressive and challenging metal of all kinds and I still believe the songs have their own true version on this tape.

"I transferred the original 4 track cassette masters, using state of the art digital technology, and remixed them and finally gave them the sound I dream t of giving them 21 years ago.

"The dream of having this classic recording released on a 12" picture disc have come true.

"While digging in the vaults, I found a lot more interesting stuff, so expect more 'post mortem' releases from Edge Of Sanity. You can't live forever - but can you be dead forever??"

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So Much For Nothing Sign With My Kingdom Music

My Kingdom Music announced the signing of Norwegian black metal band So Much For Nothing. The album "Livsgnist" is due for release on January 16, 2012. A album preview can be heard below.

The official press release reads:

"My Kingdom Music is absolutely delighted to announce the signing of a great amazing act coming from Norway. They represent the biggest surprise for this end of 2011, they are SO MUCH FOR NOTHING and are formed by Erik Unsgaard (Sarkom) who gave life with Uruz (Urgehal) on drums and some special guests (Niklas Kvarforth from Shining, Peter Huss from Shining, Ingvild Sareeta Kaare ex Ram-Zet, Trondr Nefas from Urgehal, Seidemann from 1349, Aethyris McKay ex-Absu) to a wonderful and avantgardish Suicidal Dark Black music with Dark Rock and New Wave nuances.

"Their album called 'Livsgnist', ready to be released in CD and LP format on January 16th, 2012, presents a sound that is unique, bringing in instruments as saxophone, trumpet, cello, violin and flute among others, making for sure an original work! An overall desperate and gloomy feeling mixed to the natural rage of the Black Metal is what comes out from So Much For Nothing and you wont lose a moment to be enchanted by this delirium! This is definitively an album for fans of Joyless, Shining, Den Saakaldte, Lifelover and My Dying Bride!

"Inspired by general decadence over the years, So Much For Nothing serves you the finest tunes of dark and arcane Black Metal-Pop/Rock. Expect a masterpiece that will change your attitude towards this kind of sounds."

SO MUCH FOR NOTHING "Livsgnist" album preview by My Kingdom Music

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Bring Me The Horizon Frontman Attacked On Stage

Bring Me The Horizon frontman Oli Sykes was attacked onstage during the band's show in Salt Lake City last night (October 3) while on a headlining U.S. tour. Sykes became angry when bottles were thrown onstage in the direction of the band members and called for those who threw them to either leave or come onstage and address him personally. Some crowd members took him up on his offer and attacked the vocalist. You can watch fan filmed footage of the incident below.

Sykes was unharmed by the incident and returned to the stage a half an hour later to finish the band's set.

He later updated his blog with the following about the incident:

Just to clear any rumours… Nothing happened last night apart from a bunch of soft lads stomped on a lil kids head 5 seconds into our set, so we stopped playing, had a bit of a banter with em telling em to do one, then some fatty gets on stage tries to hit me, in which he completely fails, misses and falls over, and then gets sparked out by someone In our touring party. The “crew” then responded by running around the venue, breaking a very young girls jaw and stamping on her, and injuring a few more of our young fans. Proper hard init.

Not a member in Bmth or any of our touring party got so much as a scratch, oh one did want me to know he fucked my wife though, which hit me hard as you know I’ve been happily married for a long time now :)

Fucking mongs eh? What can u do?

Bring Me The Horizon will play as the support band on Machine Head's U.K. arena tour later this year with Devildriver and Darkest Hour. The band will then begin work on the follow-up to their third album and hope to be in the studio by summer 2012.

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Trigger Made Solution Posts New Music Video

Portuguese metal band Trigger Made Solution posted its first music video for the song "Bound At Birth." The song is the title track of the band's latest EP. More information on the band and the release can be found at this location.

Check out the "Bound At Birth" video here:

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Edguy Reschedules German Dates Due To Illness

Edguy is rescheduling three German dates on the band's current tour due to the illness of singer Tobias Sammet. The official press release reads:

"Due to a virus infection and an accute laryngitis that Tobias Sammet has been diagnosed with, Edguy have to postpone the concerts in Essen, Fulda and Bamberg this weekend. The band is working on rescheduling the concerts in late October. Tickets remain valid!

"Tobias Sammet:

'I am really sorry, it is the second consecutive tour this shit happens to me! I have just returned from the phoniatrics unit of the university hospital Essen, because I so desperately wanted to play those shows this coming weekend, but my throat just says 'no'. It doesn't work. I sincerely apologize to all of you who might be disappointed, be sure I must be the most disappointed one myself. We'll do everything to reschedule those dates after the regular tour is finished, we keep you updated regarding the dates.'

"The shows that were supposed to happen this weekend and had to be postponed are already rescheduled:

"Edguy will play Essen on Oct 25th, Fulda on Oct 26th and Bamberg on Oct 27th.

"Tickets remain valid, if you wanna go there and don't have a ticket yet. Fulda is sold out, for the other two shows tcikets are still available in pre-sale."

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Children Of Bodom Announces "Wild Xmas 2011" Dates

Finnish band Children of Bodom announced the following string of dates in Finland for the holidays in support of the band's latest LP "Relentless Reckless Forever," which is available via Spinefarm Records:

December 27 - The Circus, Helsinki
December 28 - Pakkahuone, Tampere
December 29 - Rytmikorjaamo, Seinäjoki
December 31 - Teatria, Oulu

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Biohazard Posts Video Teaser For New LP

Biohazard posted a new video teaser on Metal Hammer for the upcoming release "Reborn In Defiance," which is scheduled for release on January 20, 2012 (shown below). The release will mark the final album of bassist/vocalist Evan Seinfeld, who left earlier in the year.


Metal Hammer - Biohazard Teaser Trailer on MUZU.TV

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Black Sun Aeon Post Video Teaser, Pt. 2 For New LP

Finnish death/doom band Black Sun Aeon has posted a second teaser for the new LP "Blacklight Deliverance" (seen below). The album is scheduled for release on October 26, 2011 (Finland) and October 28, 2011 (EU) through Stay Heavy Records.

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