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Metal News for October 6, 2009

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25 news articles posted on this day.

Seventh Calling Completes New Music Video

Las Vegas metal band Seventh Calling has just finished up with a new video to go with the song "Blood of the Divine," which will be featured on the band's new EP, entitled "Prelude to Madness." The video was shot, and produced by Lance Swain, and will be included as a bonus video along with wallpapers and new recordings of several songs on the EP.

Prelude will be released on Oct. 27th and available through the groups new label, Heaven and Hell Records. More...

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Urn Announces October Canadian Tour Dates

Urn has announced the following Canadian tour dates:

10/08 - London, ON - Moon Over Marin – w/ Life Against Death and Orphan Grinder
10/09 - Burlington, ON - The Legendary Red Rooster Vintage Café- w/ Life Against Death
10/10 - Kitchener, ON - The Lancaster Tavern – w/ Lividity (Chicago), Hellacaust (Nova Scotia), Panzerfaust (Toronto), Horde of Worms (Toronto), Skullfist (Toronto), Disgust (Cambridge), Blastomycosis (Toronto), Mortify (Toronto / Oakville), Assailant (Kitchener), Burning Caskets (Kitchener / London), Pyrrah (Toronto), and Life Against Death (British Columbia)
10/11 - St. Catharines, ON - Miskado’s - w/ Lividity and Life Against Death

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Axemaster Streaming New Song Online

Ohio's Axemaster has issued the following statement about streaming the new song "Unresting Place" online at their MySpace page:

"After several delays, the new Axemaster CD 'The Inner Terror' is very close to completion. To give everyone a taste of what to expect from the disc, the band has chosen to release the song 'Unresting Place' and feature it on as many internet sites as possible. The track will also be available for free download on all sites that allow it.

"For those of you who remember the old version of this song (with the previous singer) that was featured on the band's myspace page a couple years ago, you should know that this is a new and very improved version. Not only is the recording much better and features current vocalist Dan Kaisk, but the lyrics and vocal lines have been completely revised. The song has been enhanced in almost every way. We hope that everyone will take the time to give 'Unresting Place' a listen."

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Caliban Cancels Utah Tour Date

Caliban has issued the following update about canceling their upcoming October 10th tour date:

"Hello US-friends,

"We have some bad news for people that wanted to visit the Layton, UT show (October 10th). It would not be possible to get in time to the Airport in Los Angeles to catch our flight back home to Germany. The way from Layton to L.A is too long and haven't the time to drive such a long way. Therefore we have to cancel the last show of the USA-tour in Layton, Utah (October 10th). We're very very sorry and we promise to come back as soon as possible to Utah. Thanks for the support!!!! And we will(!!!) come back!"

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Cephalic Carnage Posts New Music Video Online

Cephalic Carnage have posted a music video online for the song "Vaporized," which is off their 2007 album "Xenosapien." The video clip can be viewed below. Cephalic Carnage have also announced that they are currently writing new material for an upcoming album and plan to release a new DVD titled "Live At Mom's House." More details to follow. More...

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Machine Head Announces US Headlining Show Date

Machine Head has announced a headlining show in Farmingdale, NY before their tour with Slayer and Megadeth. Machine Head’s complete tour schedule is as follows:

Headline Show
11.06 - Farmingdale, NY - Crazy Donkey

w/ Slayer/Megadeth
11.08 - Moncton, NB - Moncton Coliseum
11.09 - Halifax, NS - Halifax Metro Centre
11.11 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
11.12 - Quebec City, QC - Colisee Pepsi Arena
11.13 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre

w/ Megadeth
11.14 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Orbit Room
11.15 - Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center
11.17 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
11.18 - Columbus, OH - The LC Pavilion
11.20 - Covington, KY - Madison Theatre
11.21 - Richmond, VA - The National
11.22 - Knoxville, TN - Valarium
11.23 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore Charlotte
11.25 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
11.27 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
11.28 - N. Myrtle Beach, SC - House Of Blues
11.30 - Corpus Christi, TX - Pavillion @ Concrete Street
12.01 - San Antonio, TX - Sunken Garden Amphitheatre
12.02 - Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom
12.03 - Oklahoma City, OK - Bricktown Events Center

w/ Metallica
12.05 - Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay *sold out*
12.07 - Boise, ID - Idaho Center
12.08 - Sacramento, CA - ARCO Arena *sold out*
12.10 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center *sold out*
12.12 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion

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In Vain Posts New Performance Photos Online

Norwegian metallers In Vain have posted a series of photographs online from their recent live performances. The photos can be found at this location. In Vain has also announced that they are currently working on the cover for their upcoming album "Mantra."

The track listing for "Mantra" will be as follows:

1. Captivating Solitude
2. Mannefall
3. Ain't no lovin'
4. On the Banks of the Mississippi
5. Circle of Agony
6. Wayakin (The Guardian Spirit of the Nez Perce)
7. Dark Prophets, Black Hearts
8. Sombre Fall, Burdened Winter

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Hypnotheticall Announces New Album Details

Italy's Hypnotheticall have announced that they have signed to Insanity Records for the release of their debut full-length album "Dead World." The album is currently set for release on October 30th in Europe and November 24th in North America. The cover artwork for the album can be found here. The track listing for "Dead World" is as follows:

1. Dead World (2:10)
2. The Eternal Nothingness Of Sin (7:09)
3. Fear Of A Suffocated Wrath (5:04)
4. No Room To Immagination (7:51)
5. Heaven Close At Hand (4:18)
6. Hi-tech Lonelyness (6:53)
7. Lost Children (8:30)
8. Bloody Afternoon (4:00)

Hypnotheticall's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

10/23 Live @ Jack Hole Music Club w/ Synesthesia Vicenza, Vicenza
11/13 Live @ Timonchio Restaurant Villaverla, Vicenza
12/23 Live @ Barbie Music Bar w/ Adrenalin/e Arzignano, Vicenza

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In Mourning Finishes Recording New Album

In Mourning has issued the following update about finishing the recording of their new album and releasing their 2008 album "Shrouded Divine" on vinyl:

"Hey everyone, we're very proud and happy to tell you we're done recording our new album! Now remains mixing and mastering, beginning this week with mixing. If you didn't already know: Shrouded Divine is soon to be pressed in vinyl! Kolony Records will be releasing it, strictly limited to 500 copies. Release date is set to 30.11.2009, but it's already up for pre-order. So head over to this location and check it out!"

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Power Quest Announces New Tour Dates

U.K. based power metallers Power Quest have updated their tour schedule with the following upcoming dates:

10/17 The Vic Inn Derby Derby, Midlands
10/18 Firehouse, Southampton Southampton, South
10/19 O2 Carling Academy, Islington London, London and South East
11/22 Rock of Ages Festival, "BridgeHouse 2" London

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Scar Symmetry Posts Video Intro Of New Singer

Swedish progressive melodic death metallers SCAR SYMMETRY have just posted the first of two video trailers to introduce their new singer duo, Lars Palmqvist & Roberth "Robban" Karlsson, whom replaced former lead singer Christian Älvestam.

The first trailer features Lars Palmqvist who is now responsible for the groups clean vocals.

Lars and Robban can be heard on the band's brand new album, "Dark Matter Dimensions," which was released on October 2, 2009 in Europe via Nuclear Blast Records. The record is schedule for release in North America on October 20th.

The band will also be hitting the road together with BEHEMOTH, DEVILDRIVER and ARSIS at the Neckbreakers Ball Tour. Here are the latest tour dates: More...

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Dethklok Announces Signing Session

Dethklok has announced an upcoming signing session in St. Louis. The details are as follows:

Date: Oct 13th
Time: 3:30-4:45
Place: Halo Bar (In The Pageant Theater)
6161 Delmar Blvd
St. Louis, MO

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Castrofate Begins Pre-Production For New Album

New York thrashers Castrofate have announced that they are beginning pre-production on their third album today. The album is being recorded in Florida alongside James Murphy. Samples of Castrofate's previously recorded material can be found at their official MySpace page.

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Chimaira To Support Trivium On U.K. Tour Dates

Chimaira have announced that they will be supporting Trivium on their March 2010 U.K. tour. Whitechapel and another band to-be-announced will also be supporting. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

3/5 2010 University Cardiff, UK
3/6 2010 Rock City Nottingham, UK
3/7 2010 Victoria Hall Stoke, UK
3/8 2010 Metropolitan University Leeds, UK
3/10 2010 Academy Newcastle, UK
3/11 2010 Ironworks Inverness, UK
3/12 2010 Barrowlands Glasgow, UK
3/13 2010 Academy Manchester, UK
3/14 2010 UEA Norwich, UK
3/16 2010 Pyramid Centre Portsmouth, UK
3/17 2010 Koko London, UK
3/18 2010 Koko London, UK
3/20 2010 Academy Oxford, UK
3/22 2010 Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone, UK
3/23 2010 Wulfrun Hall Wolverhampton, UK
3/24 2010 Academy Bristol, UK

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Candlemass Bassist Posts Tour Report

Leif Edling, the bass player of doom metal legends Candlemass has posted a lengthy message online regarding the bands recent tour, as well as his own advice on what to listen to, read and watch at the moment. The message reads as follows:

"Hello there all you fans of epic doom metal!

"Thank you all for coming to the gigs this summer. It has been awesome! The response to the new album has really inspired us to be even better live. I mean, with fans like you we feel at home all over the world. So thank you for all the great support!

"The gigs in Sweden with ANGELWITCH and TROUBLE were absolutely fantastic. I had a wonderful time seeing Kevin Heybourne play and sing, and we even shared trains in between the cities. Angelwitch and Trouble were totally super live... and man, to see and hear Rick and Bruce play guitar is nothing but mind blowing! They play like one big guitar!! Just great!! Three great bands and not one ego in sight. More...

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Amon Amarth Speaks On Evile Bassist's Passing

Swedish viking metal group Amon Amarth has posted a short message online regarding the passing of Evile bass player Mike Alexaner and Evile themselves, who were on tour with Amon Amarth when Alexander passed away. The message reads as follows:

"Due to the tragic and untimely passing of EVILE's bassist Mike Alexander, they have dropped off the tour until further notice.

"We in Amon Amarth and our crew would like to send out our condolences to Mike Alexander’s family and Evile."

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Inmate Posts Live Performance Footage Online

Slovenian metallers Inmate have posted a video clip online of their performance in Velenje on October 2nd. The clip can be viewed below. More...

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The Gathering Updates Tour Schedule

Dutch rockers The Gathering have announced that they are canceling their tour date in Pratteln on February 10th, 2010. The Gathering's currently confirmed tour dates are as follows:

10/9 Le Coliseum Charleroi
10/11 Z7 Pratteln
11/21 Women in rock festival Tholen
12/12 Boerderij Zoetermeer
12/13 W2 Den Bosch
12/18 Bibelot Dordrecht
12/20 Patronaat Haarlem

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Wolf Posts New Music Video Online

Swedish heavy metal outfit Wolf has posted their new music video online for the song, "Speed On." You can check it out below. The song comes from the bands most recent studio album, "Ravenous" which is out now through Century Media Records. More...

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Soulgrind Issues Recording Update

Gothic metallers Soulgrind have issued the following update about recording new material and working on a new music video:


"We have finished doing the vocals for one song and the whole thing is getting into the shape. Damn, it sounds good. Tanya Lilith did her job for The Call Of The Dancing Waters more than great, excellent woman! It seems that this song shall be THE song for the video. We shall start shooting for that on 16th of October. Okay, soon there shall be some pics and other stuff for your to view. Be posted."

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Barren Earth Streaming New EP Sample Online

Finnish metallers Barren Earth have posted a sampler track online from their debut EP "Our Twilight," which is set to to be released on November 9th in Europe and November 17th in the US. The track, which can be found at the band's official MySpace page, includes sample clips from each song on the EP.

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Seregon To Hold Evile Benefit Show

British thrash metal outfit Seregon has announced that all money made from their forthcoming EP release show will be donated to the daughter of Evile bass player Mike Alexander, who passed away while the band was on tour in Sweden yesterday. The event will be held at Yate Community Centre on October 30th and will feature a special raffle that includes signed items from Megadeth and Testament. Also performing on the night will be Brink Of Extinction, Hope Of The Hated and Area 51. For more information on the event and to purchase tickets, head over to www.myspace.com/seregonuk.

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Breaking News

Evile's Michael Alexander Passes Away On Tour

Sadly, just a few days into their European tour with Amon Amarth, Evile bassist Mike Alexander was suddenly taken ill and rushed to hospital, but tragically passed away in Lulea, Sweden on October 5th from a suspected blood clot. Mike was just 32 years old.

Evile members Matt Drake, Ol Drake and Ben Carter have released the following statement:

"This is so hard to find the words to express fully how we feel. We can't believe or accept what's happened. One minute we're talking to our buddy, Mike, the next minute we can never speak to him again.

"There's so many things rushing through our heads that we want to say, do and feel. We half expect him to come round the corner and call us 'dickheads'. We can't get our heads around it.

"It upsets us so much that he was away from his family when this happened, although knowing Mike, we're at least glad he was on tour doing what he loves.

"We're lost for words. We all miss him so much already. He was such a headstrong, genuinely nice guy who loved music and his family. We've got so many brilliant memories with him.

"Our hearts go out to his daughter, family and friends at this tragic, difficult time.

"Mike is much loved and is sorely missed. Rest in peace, brother."

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Tales From The Pit: Wheelchair Moshing To Gwar

We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week’s story is from Oderus Urungus from GWAR. When asked what the weirdest thing he'd ever seen from the stage in the band's 1,500 shows over the course of their career, here's what he had to say:

"I can tell you the funniest thing. We were playing a show and I looked down on the audience and I was like, 'Why is that guy slamming in a lazy boy?' And I realized he was in a wheelchair and people were picking him up and passing him over the top of the crowd. Hilarious! He was screaming and fell out of his chair and was booted into submission. He only had a broken leg before the show, but now he’s totally paralyzed."

This may be a slightly exaggerated of the story told in his recent interview with Metalunderground.com. Don't miss Oderus' previous pit story detailing their defeat of a skinhead wall of death.

Gwar recently released their 12th studio album, "Lust In Space," which entered the Billboard Top 200 album charts at number 96. The band is currently on tour with Lamb of God and Job For a Cowboy.

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NIN's Trent Reznor Gives Post-Tour Update

Nine Inch Nails mainman Trent Reznor has issued the following update following the end of the band's extensive touring cycle:

"Ahh... finally catching my breath after it all. Thank you once again for the last wave of shows and your interest and support over the years. We're beginning work on a variety of things NIN and not-NIN related that we'll inform you of when the time is right. Check back from time to time and who knows what you'll find."

You can check out a ton of photos from their farewell tour on their flickr page.

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