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Metal News for October 8, 2010

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The Browning Signs With Earache Records

Dallas, Texas dancecore act The Browning has announced its signing with Earache Records. The signing comes in time for the band to release its second full length album and Earache debut, which is expected in early 2011. The Browning features former As Blood Runs Black vocalist Jonny McBee. You can check out The Browning at this location.

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Disturbed Cancels Upcoming Tour Dates

Chicago based hard rock outfit Disturbed has announced that they have been forced to cancel their forthcoming tour dates because lead vocalist David Draiman has been diagnosed with a serious throat condition. The illness is not suspected to be permanent but Draiman must stop performing for at least four weeks in order for it to heal. Refunds are available at point of purchase.

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New Metal Songs Added To The Rock Band Network

Everybody needs a little metal on the weekends, and the Rock Band Network has got new songs available to make sure you get your fix. This week the Xbox 360 edition has seen new songs from Graveyard BBQ, The Agonist, Amberian Dawn, Periphery, and I Am Abomination. On October 12th the PS3 edition gets new music from Amberian Dawn and Heaven Ablaze, while the Wii version gets songs from Despised Icon and Asking Alexandria. The newly added Xbox 360 tracks, including the non-metal songs, are as follows:

Andy Timmons - "Headed for the Ditch"
Graveyard BBQ - "BBQ Nation"
Last Day Off - "Mrs. Right"
The Agonist - "Thank You, Pain."
Rose of Jericho - "Midnight Eyes"
Rose of Jericho - "Signed With Love"
Mile Marker Zero - "Laceration"
Amberian Dawn - "Saga"
Gomez - "How We Operate"
Rain Dogs - "Dirt"
Shelly Rastin feat. Randy Bachman - "High Class Trailer Trash"
Confide - "Now Or Never"
Steam Powered Giraffe - "Electricity is in My Soul"
Shylo Elliott - "Far Wanderings"
Periphery - "Buttersnips"
New Rising Son - "Rain"
Widespread Panic - "Chilly Water (Live)"
Children of Nova - "Arcaedion"
I Am Abomination - "The Deceiver"
Dash Rip Rock - "Johnny Ace 2010"
Public Radio - "Forgot Love"
Single White Infidel - "Right to the Apex" More...

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Killing Joke Announces North American Tour

U.K. post-punk act Killing Joke has announced the dates for its forthcoming tour of North America this winter. The tour will coincide with the release of the band's latest studio offering, "Absolute Dissent", which is set for release on November 16, 2010 through Spinefarm Records.

Here are the latest Killing Joke North American tour dates:

Dec. 03 - Irving Plaza - New York City, NY
Dec. 04 - Paradise Lounge - Boston, MA
Dec. 06 - Cabaret Du Musee - Montreal, QC
Dec. 07 - Phoenix Concert Theatre - Toronto, ON
Dec. 09 - Crofoot Ballroom - Pontiac, MI
Dec. 10 - Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL
Dec. 11 - Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL
Dec. 14 - The Venue - Vancouver, BC
Dec. 15 - Showbox - Seattle, WA
Dec. 16 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR
Dec. 17 - Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
Dec. 18 - Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA

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As I Lay Dying Adds Second Seattle Show

As I Lay Dying has issued the following announcement about adding on a second Seattle show:

"To all of our Seattle fans: We were just informed that due to a ticketing glitch the Friday Oct-08 Seattle show at El Corazon was oversold by 150 tickets. Since the venue is not by law able to hold this many people, and since we certainly don’t want anyone to get turned away at the door on Friday, we have decided on short notice to do a second show on Saturday Oct-09 at El Corazon.

"Due to the short notice, tickets will be at a reduced price as compared to the Friday show, and the venue will be refunding the $2.50 difference in ticket price to the first 150 ticket holders of the Friday show who are willing and able to attend the Saturday show. We hope this resolves the issue and we look forward to playing two great shows for all of our Seattle fans."

The details of the show are as follows:

Saturday, October 9
7:00 doors 7:30 show
El Corazon
All Ages bar w/ID

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Crystal Viper Streaming Two New Songs

"Greed Is Blind" and "Secret Of The Black Water," two new tracks from the Polish female-fronted traditional heavy metal act Crystal viper, are now available for streaming on the band's official myspace profile. Both tracks come off the band's new album "Legends," which is scheduled for release on October 22nd via AFM Records in Europe and the United States, and on November 17th via Spiritual Beast Records in Japan.

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Gaia Epicus Announces Guest Musicians

Norway's Gaia Epicus has issued the following announcement about guest musicians appearing on the band's new album:

"We have now received the guest keyboard parts from Michael T. Ross (Lita Ford, Hardline) This summer we also recorded some guest growling vocals on one song, done by John Erik Andersen (Allfader) More info soon..."

You can also see Gaia Epicus live on the following dates:

10/9 2010 Martin's pub & bar Lillestrøm, Akershus, NORWAY
12/3 2010 Canarias Hard & Heavy Meeting - El Duke’s Playa del Ingles, Spain, ES
12/4 2010 Canarias Hard & Heavy Meeting - El Duke’s Playa del Ingles, Spain, ES

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Grave Announces Festival Appearances

Grave has issued the following update about festival appearances in 2011:

"Festival updates for 2011! As we stated earlier Grave is confirmed for DeathFeast Open air 2011. Now also confirmed are: Neurotic Deathfest and Hellfest Open air. A couple more big ones are booked but not made official by the organizers yet. We will keep you updated of course. Join us on Facebook."

You can also catch Grave live on the following dates:

11/1 2010 7:00AKade Zaandam, NETHERLANDS
11/2 2010 Matrix Bochum, GERMANY
11/3 2010 Markthalle Hamburg, GERMANY
11/4 2010 Kulturfabrik Salzmann Kassel, Hessen, GERMANY
11/5 2010 K17 Berlin, GERMANY
11/6 2010 Wiatrak Zabrze, POLAND
11/7 2010 Feierwerk München, GERMANY
11/8 2010 Randal Club Bratislava, SLOVAKIA (Slovak Republic)
11/9 2010 Boomerang Ostrava, CZECH REPUBLIC
11/10 2010 Viper Room Wien, AUSTRIA
11/11 2010 Gala Hala Ljubljana, SLOVENIA
11/12 2010 Ufo Bruneck/Bolzano, ITALY
11/13 2010 Mac2 Vicenza, ITALY
11/14 2010 Init Club Rome, ITALY
11/16 2010 Le Korigan Luynes, FRANCE
11/18 2010 Ritmo & Compas Madrid, SPAIN
11/19 2010 Santana 27 Blue Bilbao, SPAIN
11/20 2010 Le Ferrailleur Nantes, FRANCE
11/21 2010 GLAZART Paris, FRANCE
11/22 2010 Underworld London, UNITED KINGDOM
11/23 2010 Whelans Dublin, IRELAND
11/25 2010 Minus One Gent, BELGIUM
11/26 2010 013 Tilburg, NETHERLANDS
11/27 2010 Theaterfabrik Leipzig, GERMANY

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Job For A Cowboy Announces Free Drum Clinic

Job For A Cowboy has issued the following announcement about drummer Jon Rice appearing at a free drum clinic in Ohio:

"Charn Drum Clinic! If you are gonna be in the Ohio Valley next weekend head over to Hubbard Music (51 N Main st. Hubbard Oh) and sit in on a Free Drum clinic with Jon 'Charn' Rice! Meinla and Hubbard music will be giving away free drum gear as well...SIC!" The promotional poster for the clinic can be viewed here.

The upcoming Job For A Cowboy tour dates are as follows:

11/4 2010 Garage Glasgow Find Tickets
11/5 2010 Corporation Sheffield, UNITED KINGDOM
11/6 2010 Manchester Academy 2 Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM
11/7 2010 Koko London, UNITED KINGDOM
11/9 2010 Waterfront Hall Norwich, UNITED KINGDOM
11/10 2010 Wolfrun Wolverhampton, UNITED KINGDOM
11/11 2010 Doornroosje Nijmegen
11/12 2010 Grunspan Hamburg, GERMANY
11/13 2010 Essigfabrik Koln, GERMANY
11/15 2010 Substage sudweststadt, GERMANY
11/16 2010 Konzerthaus Schuur luzern, GERMANY
11/17 2010 Arena Vienna, AUSTRIA
11/18 2010 New Age Roncade, Treviso, ITALY
11/19 2010 Backstage Werk Munich, GERMANY
11/20 2010 Columbia Club Berlin, GERMANY
11/22 2010 KB Malmo, SWEDEN
11/26 2010 Nosturi Helsinki, FINLAND
11/28 2010 Sticky Fingers Goteborg, SWEDEN
11/29 2010 Vega Copenhagen, DENMARK

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Kamelot Comments On New Album Chart Positions

Kamelot has issued the following statement about the band's new album "Poetry For The Poisoned" remaining on the album charts:

"A few chart updates for everyone! After 3 weeks since the release of 'Poetry For The Poisoned,' the new album is still at rank #39 in Norway! Thanks to our great Norwegian fans! Our friends in Greece kept the new album at #23 after 2 weeks. Thank you all for your support! Kamelot have scored the cover for the newest issue of Hardline Magazine. Check them out!"

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Lacrimosa Adds Another Mexican Show

Swiss act Lacrimosa has issued the following brief update about adding another Mexican show: "New Mexico show updated! We will play an additional show in Mexico City at Circo Volador on October 13th 2010! See you there!" The upcoming Lacrimosa tour dates are as follows:

10/9 2010 Complejo Cultural Universitario de la Buap Puebla, MEXICO
10/10 2010 Teatro Diana Guadalajara, MEXICO
10/12 2010 Circo Volador Mexico City, MEXICO
10/13 2010 Circo Volador Mexico City, MEXICO
10/14 2010 Circo Volador Mexico City, MEXICO
10/15 2010 Auditorio Gota de Plata Pachuca, MEXICO
10/16 2010 Escenica Monterrey, MEXICO

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Nevermore Changes Texas Show Venue

Nevermore has announced the band's previously scheduled show tonight (Friday, October 8th, 2010) is being moved from the Scout Bar to the BackStage Live in San Antonio, Texas. The other upcoming Nevermore tour dates are as follows:

10/9 2010 Numbers Night Club Houston, TX
10/11 2010 Emo's Annex Austin, TX
10/13 2010 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
10/14 2010 Volume 11 Tavern Raleigh, NC
10/15 2010 Jaxx West Springfield, VA
10/16 2010 The Palladium Worcester, MA
10/17 2010 Trocadero Theatre Philadelphia, PA
10/19 2010 The Gramercy Theatre New York, NY
10/20 2010 Les Foufounes Electriques Montreal, QC, CANADA
10/21 2010 London Music Hall London, ON, CANADA
10/22 2010 Opera House Toronto, ON, CANADA
10/23 2010 Peabody's Downunder Cleveland, OH
10/23 2010 Peabody's Concert Club Cleveland, OH
10/25 2010 Diesel Club Lounge Pittsburgh, PA
10/26 2010 Headliners Music Hall Louisville, KY
10/27 2010 Blondies Detroit, MI
10/29 2010 Reggie’s Rock Club Chicago, IL
10/30 2010 The Rave Bar Milwaukee, WI
10/31 2010 Station 4 St. Paul, MN
11/1 2010 Royal Albert Arms Winnipeg, MB, CANADA
11/2 2010 The Exchange Regina, SK, CANADA
11/5 2010 Pawn Shop Edmonton, AB, CANADA
11/6 2010 The Red Room Vancouver, BC, CANADA

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Echoterra To Perform At Metal Female Voices Fest

Echoterra has issued the following announcement about appearing at next year's Metal Female Voices Festival:

"We are thrilled to announce that we will be one of the bands featured in next year's Metal Female Voices Festival in Belgium. MFVF is Europe's premier female fronted metal festival and we are honored to be included in what will surely be a phenomenal festival loaded with the world's best female fronted metal bands.

"The festival will take place near Brussels, Belgium and will be held in Mid-October 2011. We will have our new album released by then and we will perform songs from our new album as well as our previous releases, The Law Of One, and In Your Eyes EP. We are also planning additional live dates in Europe around the festival and we will announce them as soon as they are confirmed. More information about MFVF can be found at this location."

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Slodust Streaming Three Tracks Online

Slodust has issued the following announcement about streaming three songs online as a thanks to the fan:

"Today we pass the 100,000 click line! We are very VERY happy and thankful to all of those of you who have checked out the Slodust-music. And as a 'thank you,' we will put up...not one.....not two... but three new songs on MySpace! The songs are live from our '10 year celebrate' show of Slodust first demo.

"The songs are: 'Tango' This is a song that have been around like forever! In Slodust, a good heavy song! We always play it live...so far... 'War Rabbit' The first of the 'new' songs that going to be on the record. We wanted a slow, heavy intro, and then...'all hell break lose' -feeling. And I think we succeeded with that... 'Made to be Trampled.' With this one we wanted to have a slow guitar-based build up to a fist punch right in the face! And its a kind of a tricky, fast riff/beat after the intro, so you don't know what hit you until the heavy verse kicks in. So, ones again, thank you out there! We start recording the new record December 2nd. Peace!"

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Fall Out Boy/Anthrax Supergroup Posts Video Online

The Damned Things, the hard rock collaboration between Fall Out Boy and Anthrax, has posted a documentary video online discussing the band's formation. The Damned Things will release its debut album "Ironiclast" on December 14, 2010 through Def Jam Records. The video can be viewed below:

The Damned Things is made up of:

Keith Buckley: Lead Vocals
Scott Ian: Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Rob Caggiano: Rhythm, Lead Guitar, Vocals
Joe Trohman: Rhythm, Lead Guitar, Vocals
Andy Hurley: Drums, Percussion
Josh Newton: Bass

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Winds Of Plague To Record New Album

Southern California progressive deathcore act Winds Of Plague have entered a Los Angeles studio with producer Matt Hyde to begin recording its new album for an early 2011 release through Century Media Records.

Vocalist Johnathan Cooke commented by saying:

"Coming off of Mayhem (the biggest tour of our career) was inspiring to say the least. Literally the day after Mayhem fest ended we were in the studio hard at work on new material. Fast forward a few weeks and we are now into week one of the recording process for our new album (yet to be named).

"We set out with producer Matt Hyde to raise the bar for Winds Of Plague both as a band and as musicians. We put a lot of our writing focus into the energy and the structure of the songs and everything else just seemed to fall into place naturally.

"Although it is early in the recording process, I can confidently say this will be our best offering yet. Both fans of 'Decimate The Weak' and 'The Great Stone War' will be pleased for we haven’t altered the formula or strayed from our roots, but injected them with rage and fury. The game certainly will change in 2011."

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Adler's Appetite Reveals European Tour Dates

Adler's Appetite, the band featuring former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler, has confirmed the first batch of dates for its 2011 European tour. More shows are expected to be announced in the near future.

Adler's Appetite 2011 European Tour:
Feb. 10 - The Rock Temple, Kerkrade, Netherlands
Feb. 11 - Le Forum, Vaureal, France
Feb. 15 - Cafe Del Theatre, Lleida, Spain
Feb. 16 - Durango Club, Valencia, Spain
Feb. 17 - Porta Caeli, Valladolid, Spain
Feb. 18 - Sala Inferno, Vigo, Spain
Feb. 19 - [to be announced], La Coruna, Spain
Feb. 20 - Musicbox Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
Feb. 22 - The Underworld, London, UK
Feb. 23 - The Regent, Ipswich, Suffolk, UK
Feb. 24 - The Yardbirds, Grimsley, Lincolnshire, UK
Feb. 25 - The Diamond, Sutton, Nottinghamshire, UK
Feb. 26 - The Duchess, York, Yorkshire, UK
Feb. 27 - The Robin 2, Bilston, Wolverhampton, UK

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Danko Jones Posts New Music Video Online

Canadian melodic hard rock act Danko Jones has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "Hold On" and is the second in a trilogy of connecting videos to be released from the band's "Below the Belt" album.

You can view the video below:

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Ross The Boss Reveals New Album Tracklisting

Ross The Boss, the side project from former Manowar guitarist Ross Friedman, has revealed the tracklisting for its forthcoming studio album "Hailstorm." "Hailstorm" is set for release on November 1st, 2010 through AFM Records.

Here is the "Hailstorm" tracklisting:
1. I.A.G. (1:15)
2. Kingdom Arise (4:57)
3. Dead Man's Curve (3:33)
4. Hailstorm (3:52)
5. Burn Alive (4:11)
6. Crom (3:29)
7. Behold The Kingdom (5:28)
8. Great Gods Glorious (3:16)
9. Shining Path (4:36)
10. Among The Ruins (4:30)
11. Empire's Anthem (6:18)

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Impaled Nazarene Posts New Music Video Online

Finnish extreme metal act Impaled Nazarene has posted its new music online. The video was shot for the lead off track, "Enlightenment Process," from its forthcoming studio album "Road To The Octagon." You can view the video below:

Here is the "Road to the Octagon" tracklisting:
1. Enlightenment Process (2:19)
2. The Day Of Reckoning (2:26)
3. Corpses (2:46)
4. Under Attack (2:45)
5. Tentacles Of The Octagon (1:33)
6. Reflect On This (2:17)
7. Convulsing Uncontrollably (2:14)
8. Cult Of The Goat (3:10)
9. Gag Reflex (3:01)
10. The Plan (2:00)
11. Silent And Violent Type (2:18)
12. Execute Tapeworm Extermination (2:11)
13. Rhetoric Infernal (4:24)

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Katatonia Comments On India Concert

Swedish dark metal act Katatonia has commented on its forthcoming performance in the country of India, for the first time in the band's career. The announcement was first made during an interview with Metalunderground.com that took place in mid-September. You can read the interview here and the band's comment below:

"We're very proud to announce that Katatonia will perform at the music portion of the annual cultural festival for students, Mood Indigo, held for the 39th time in Mumbai, India. We'll be flying into India straight after our Australian run on the travelling 'No Sleep Till...' festival and will headline the main stage on Tuesday, December 21 where, hopefully, a big portion of the 72.000 students attending will come to check us out."

The Mood Indigo Festival takes place between December 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.

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Gorgoroth To Re-Record Third Album

Norwgian black metal outfit Gorogoroth has revealed that they are currently finishing up the process of re-recording thir third studio album, "Under The Sign Of Hell." A message from the band reads as follows:

"Gorgoroth will spend the following week in Tomas Asklund's Monolith Studio to put the finishing touches on a project which has been kept secret until now: a complete re-recording of the band's third album, Under The Sign Of Hell.

"It has long been Infernus' wish to do such a re-recording, and now the work is close to an end. No release date has been set yet, but an early to mid-2011 release is likely.

"In addition, the time in the studio will be spent working on the still untitled next Gorgoroth full-length album, tentatively scheduled for a late 2011 release. Both albums will be released by Regain Records."

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Video Interview With Silenoz Available

Faceculture.com conducted a video interview with Dimmu Borgir's Silenoz in regards to the band's latest album "Abrahadabra." The first part of the interview can be viewed below and the second and third parts can be found after the jump.


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Borgia Calls It Quits

French black/death metal act Borgia, which released three demo albums prior to the launch of debut full-length album "Ecclesia" via Paradigm Recordings in October 2009, has now issued the following brief announcement about calling it quits: "Charles Ochre (guitars) and Gilles de la Carnade (drums) are gone from Borgia. Gérard de Verenhe (vocals) Decided to stop any activity of the band." You can still hear several Borgia songs available for streaming via the band's official MySpace profile.

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Amalgama Comments On New EP

New York's Amalgama has checked in with the following update about the release of the new EP "Amethyst:"

"A hello from the great city of Albany here in upstate New York! It's raining, which means it's officially fall. That also means that snow is just around the corner and we're all getting ready to do battle with the elements once again. One upside to the cooling (OMG global climate change!1!!11!) is that our rehearsal space, normally sweltering, has become more tolerable to be in for extended periods of time.

"You know what else is here? Yes, the long awaited release of our latest EP Amethyst. The artwork went through finally tweaking, the packaging designed and formatted, and the tracks uploaded and sent off to our distributor. It's a glorious thing to see those shiny cases come out of the box and head right back out the door to our fans around the world. Querys on when it was going to be available were hitting our inbox and Facebook page pretty reliably over the last few weeks but the day has finally arrived.

"There are a multitude of locations you can get the new disc in both digital and physical format, including iTunes, CDbaby (physical copies available now!), Amazon, Napster, and even Spotify (not currently available in the US). There will be others as the weeks wear on and we'll be sure to forward them on to you. More...

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Epitaph Of Seikolos Working On New Album

Black metal act Epitaph of Seikolos has issued the following brief update about working on a new full-length album: "Album progress: we have been working out the concepts and music that will compose our first album, and nine tracks are partially recorded. Winter should be a productive time; expect a release date next year." You can also check out sample tracks available for streaming via the Epitaph of Siekolos MySpace page.

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Skinlab Offering Free Song Download

Skinlab has issued the following announcement about offering a free download of the "WolvesBlood" track in exchange for fans posting on Twitter about the song:

"Hey Metal Heads! We wanted to give everyone a chance to get WolvesBlood for free! All you have to do is click this link. It will take you to 'Tweet A Track' all you have to do is Tweet our song, and you get a link to download the song. Pretty freaking easy.......so don't be lazy and do it and bang your head to WolvesBlood!"

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Thyrfing Confirmed For Ragnarok Festival

Thyrfing has checked in with the following update about appearing at the 8th edition of the Ragnarok Festival:

"Thyrfing will return to Lichtenfels, Germany in April 2011 for the 8th edition of the Ragnarök Festival. Other bands confirmed this far include Enslaved, Shining, Negura Bunget and more. We have nothing but great memories from our appearance in 2009 so this is definitely an event we look forward to. More information at this location."

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Virus Finishes New Album

Norway's Virus has issued the following announcement about finishing a new album:

"Our album is finished! Yesssss, thank you, thank you, all set. Now the waiting game begins. The phoney war. For all of you who pre-ordered, we have to ask you for your patience. And we give you our gratitude. Without you, this wouldn't work out. We have the means now, to release the album - our music, ourselves. It's ours. And yours.

"We'll ship our work to the various pressing-plants very soon, so give us a couple of months, and it's all systems go... (blow the reactors!) Closer to the release date we'll post another new track and some teasers. Yessss, vores album er færdig!"

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In Twilight's Embrace Comments On Fascism Claims

Polish act In Twilight's Embrace has issued the following statement regarding concerns that the band espouses a fascist ideology:

"To whom it may concern and in order to avoid further misconceptions, we hereby make it clear, that In Twilight's Embrace has always been, is and will be a 100% antifascist band until the end. The use of the old photograph, in which women performing the Nazi salute are depicted, on our MySpace website doesn't reflect our political, social, and philosophical beliefs. It actually does quite the contrary.

"We would neither share a stage with nor play for anybody, who condones racist, fascist, nationalist or sexist ideology. This is the conviction we've held dear for years now and rest assured - it will never change. Having said that, we are not going to add people or bands whose credibility in regards to that matter is not completely sure. Let's fight Nazi scum - good night white pride!"

You can also check out the band's music via the In Twilight's Embrace MySpace page.

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The Kandidate Announces Shows With Entombed

Denmark's The Kandidate has issued the following announcement about two new live shows supporting Entombed:

"We've confirmed two shows with Entombed on off days from the Volbeat tour. It's going to be intimate club shows, far away from arenas and big crowds and we are looking forward to sweat our asses off. See you there!"

The details are as follows:

11/7 Pieffe Factory, Gorizia, Italy
11/9 Bad Bonn, Düdingen, Switzerland

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Dantalion Comments On Album Release

Spanish black metal act Dantalion has issued the following update about releasing a new album and streaming new material online:

"Today comes out long awaited Dantalion's third album. 'All Roads Lead to Death,' released through Xtreem Music, contains 8 songs where the band takes further all the elements present in previous works. With a top notch sound courtesy of Brais Barreiro in B2V Studios and with the expert hand of Dan Swanö behind the mastering, the new album means a new dimension in the evolution of Dantalion.

"Together with the new album, there's a t-shirt available through the band's contact addresses or through Xtreem Music's catalogue. If you want to hear something more from 'All Roads Lead to Death,' you can do it at the band's MySpace page."

You can also catch Dantalion live on the following dates:

10/23 2010 Profundis Tenebrarum + Bloodoline + Tetraplegium - Laudio Metal, Araba, SPAIN
11/20 2010 Avulsed + Dantalion - Sala Mondo Vigo, Pontevedra, SPAIN

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Falls Of Rauros Recording New Album

U.S. based folk/black metal act Falls of Rauros recently revealed in an interview with Lunar Hypnosis that the band has begun work on a new album, which will also include a performance by Austin Lunn of Panopticon. An excerpt from the interview follows:

We've recently begun recording a new full-length. Hopefully this won't take too long to complete, but issues always seem to come up. Austin Lunn (Panopticon, Seidr) is performing drums on this record as a session musician and he's done a great job. He really saved us from our lack-of-drummer inactivity the past couple years. Other than that, we have a track recorded for a split with Hallowed Butchery, a prog/psych/doom project also from Maine. It will just be one song by each band on this, so most likely a 7" record. Once he completes his half we'll begin searching for a label to release it. Ray decided to practice drums since finding a drummer in Maine is not at all easy. He played drums on the split track and will continue to on future recordings as well as live shows.

You can check out the complete interview at this location.

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In Vain Confirmed For Nordicfest

Norway's In Vain has issued the following update about performing at this year's edition of the Nordicfest in Oslo:

"We will play at Nordicfest at the 30th of October. We played this festival for the first time in 2007 and we're looking forward to come back. The show is taking place at Sub Scene, which is an all ages place. For more information about the festival check this location. See you there!"

The upcoming In Vain shows are as follows:

10/30 2010 Sub Scene Oslo, NORWAY
11/5 2010 Gigant Apeldoorn, NETHERLANDS

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Lyraka Moves Up Release, Announces Pre-Order

The Wagnerian metal opera project, Lyraka, has announced a pre-order offer for their debut CD, entitled "Lyraka.Volume 1." The CD, which is set for release November 27th, 2010, is available for pre-order at 15% off its release date price at Lyraka.com now.

The project, which bills itself as "Wagnerian Opera Metal, Defined" features four songs performed by Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, ALCATRAZZ), one by Tommy Heart (ULI JON ROTH, FAIR WARNING), and one by Veronica Freeman (BENEDICTUM). Jeff Pilson (Dio, Dokken, Foreigner) and Tim Luce (Alcatrazz) have been involved in the project, as well as Andre Maquera (8084).

The composer, Andy DiGelsomina, announced "We are proud to announce that famed fantasy artist Ken Kelly (Kiss, Rainbow, Manowar) is putting the finishing touches on the cover artwork now, and it's looking KILLER."

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Through Darkness Begins Work On New Album

Through Darkness has issued the following band update:

"As you might have guessed by now, Through Darkness is back from its two-year-long coma!
One of our main goals for the next few months is to play live,as a full band;we have a drummer in mind, next we'll search for a bass player and a guitar player. We already have some 'sketches,' some riffs and melodies composed, waiting to evolve to full songs ( and please, please...expect a new direction : it won't be 'A Journey Through Darkness Pt II' ). When will that happen? It's way to soon to try and predict a date."

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Abysmal Dawn Completes New Album

Los Angeles metal band ABYSMAL DAWN recently wrapped up the recording and mixing process to their new album and follow up to 2008's "Programmed to Consume."

"We've been working on and off in the studio on this album since May and now we're finally done," commented ABYSMAL DAWN guitarist/vocalist Charles Elliott. "After a series of set backs, illness, and going through a world of shit in our personal lives, we had no choice but to make this record our revenge and the defining moment for ABYSMAL DAWN. We've had the finished mixes for about a week now and everyone that has heard it has been just blown away. We can already tell that this will be the record that the band will become known for. It's a very varied, extreme, technical, and melodic record and I can promise you that no one will be disappointed."

The yet-untitled album’s drum parts were recorded at Trench Studios in Corona , CA with John Haddad (PHOBIA, INTRONAUT, HIRAX). The majority of the sessions were produced and recorded by Mike Bear (ARTISAN, ex-PROTOTYPE), at Artisan Road Studios in Encino, CA and the CD was mixed and mastered by Erik Rutan (CANNIBAL CORPSE, GOATWHORE, HATE ETERNAL) at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, FL. An early 2011 release date is expected.

Upcoming ABYSMAL DAWN tour dates are as follows:

Nov. 20 - Tempe , AZ - U.B.’s Bar (w/ VEHEMENCE)

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Winterfylleth Announces Mini UK Tour Dates

Winterfylleth has announced the following UK tour dates with Cnoc An Tursa:

20 Nov 2010 - Camden Underworld (Candlefest)
04 Dec 2010 - Scruffy Murphy’s, Birmingham
05 Dec 2010 - A Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds
11 Dec 2010 - Ivory Blacks, Glasgow
19 Dec 2010 - Satan’s Hollow, Manchester

Other Winterfylleth tour dates are as follows:

26 Feb 2011 - The Dev, London (Terrorizer Grindhouse)
14 Apr 2011 - 013 Tilburg, Holland (Roadburn Festival)....

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Madball Announces East Coast Tour Dates

New York hardcore legends Madball has announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour of America's East Coast this December. Joining them on the trek will be Bitter End and Lionheart.

The tour dates are as follows:

December 9 – Miami, FL @ The Vagabond
December 10 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
December 11 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
December 12 – Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery
December 13 – Huntington, WV @ Shamrock’s
December 14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
December 15 – Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
December 16 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
December 17 – Albany, NY @ Bogies
December 18 – Providence, RI @ Jerky’s
December 19 – New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall

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Interview With Black Label Society's Drummer

Will Hunt is the new drummer for Black Label Society. Initially, he was only going to stay with the band as a session artist for their new record “Order Of the Black.” Since Hunt is between records with his main band Evanescence, he has continued his stay with Black Label Society on the Ozzfest tour, and now the Bezerkus tour. The question remains: does Hunt have enough time to become a permanent drummer for Black Label Society? After seeing him live at The Rave in Wisconsin, all I can hope is he will since his drumming was phenomenal! More...

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