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Metal News for October 9, 2010

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30 news articles posted on this day.

Crematory Announces European Tour Dates

Germany's Crematory has announced the following tour and festival dates:

16.10.2010 CH-Monthey, Wallis Festival
30.10.2010 D-Glauchau Alte Spinnerei
07.01.2011 RUS - St. Petersburg
08.01.2011 RUS - Moskau Konzert
22.01.2011 CH-Pratteln Z 7
23.01.2011 D-Mainz KUZ

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The Scourger Announces New Lineup

The Scourger has issued the following update:

"The Scourger proudly presents, two new members: Jani Hentilä on guitar and Jape Nummenpää on bass! Guitarist Jani Hentilä is previously known from his work with the bands Fierce and Fleshred. Jape Nummenpää is the guitarist of Witheria and Sorrowed and will now take on the challenge to bash the bass for The Scourger. Both Jani and Jape will continue to play also with their current other bands as usual."

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Cage Announces East Coast US Tour Dates

CAGE has announced a return to the East Coast for a string of tour dates. CAGE will debut 3 new songs from their as of yet untitled upcoming CD slated for 2nd quarter 2011 release. Singer Sean Peck comments, “We have had such a killer time on the East Coast where some serious metal heads dwell, we had to return and expand our search for more Vikings!” Cage has also announced an upcoming 2 disc live DVD. The tour dates are as follows:

October 15th The Local Marrieta GA w/ ETERNAL HOUR, BRAZEN ANGEL, PARADIGM
October 16th JAXX Springfield VA w 5th Avenue Vampires
October 17th The TRIPLE Richmond VA w/ Hateful Bones and Goracide
October 19th The SONAR Baltimore MD w/ Tolerance For Tragedy, Sky Came Burning, Balor’s eye
October 20th MOJO 13 Wilmington DE w/ DECEPTICIDE, Severed Allegiance, ConQbine
October 21st DINGBATZ NJ
October 22nd THE CHANCE Poughkeepsie NY
October 23rd THE SILO Reading PA IRON and STEEL FEST 2 w/ Co headliner FAITH FACTOR
October 24th TRAXX Long Island NY w/ SAVIOUR

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Indian Begins Recording New Album

Chicago's INDIAN has entered Semaphore Recordings to begin work on their Relapse debut. The yet-untitled full length will be engineered by Sanford Parker (UNEARTHLY TRANCE, PELICAN, MINSK) and is expected to see an early 2011 release date.

INDIAN (Ron DeFries – bass, Bill Bumgardner – drums, Will Lindsay – guitar/vocals, Dylan O’Toole – guitar/vocals, Sean Patton - noise) formed in 2003 and has self-released a 7” EP followed by three full-length albums on Seventh Rule Recordings. The band has recently confirmed a hometown show on October 31st at the Hideout in Chicago appearing with MONARCH! and RABID RABBIT.

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Circle of Animals Posts New Song Online

CIRCLE OF ANIMALS has posted a brand new MP3, “Poison The Lamb,” off their debut album "Destroy The Light" online courtesy of AlarmPress.com, and Crustcake.com. 'Destroy The Light" will see its North American release on Tuesday October 12th.

CIRCLE OF ANIMALS is Sanford Parker (MINSK, THE HIGH CONFESSIONS, BURIED AT SEA) and Bruce Lamont (YAKUZA) along with a rotating cast of established drummers. The track “Poison The Lamb,” for example, features Steve Shelly (SONIC YOUTH) behind the kit. Additional drummers featured on "Destroy The Light" include Noah Leger (TAKING PICTURES, THE KARL HENDRICKS TRIO), Darren Verni (UNEARTHLY TRANCE), John Herndon (TORTOISE), John Merryman (CEPHALIC CARNAGE, SECRET CHIEFS 3), Dave Witte (BURNT BY THE SUN, MUNICIPAL WASTE), and more.

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Sea Of Treachery Signs To Blkheart Group

San Diego, California metal band Sea Of Treachery has announced their signing to Blkheart Group for the release of their new album “Wonderland.” The album will be available physically through Hot Topic Stores and digitally through Blkheart’s new distribution partnership with Sony RED / Good Fight in early 2011.

The album was produced earlier this year by Joseph McQueen and recorded at Lambesis Studios in San Marcos CA with mixing by Zack Ohren. “Wonderland” is the follow-up to their 2008 Sumerian Records release “At Daggers Drawn.”

Vocalist Alex Huffman comments, “I feel very relieved; there was so much effort put into this record by so many people and as an artist, it was terrifying to be in a situation where you thought such a project could sit and gather dust. Almost a year after the fact, I can still listen to this record and see it as a wonderful body of work from five people of different backgrounds coming together and creating something special.”

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Noctem To Join Gorgoroth On Tour

Noctem will join Gorgoroth on the "Quantos Possunt Ad Satanitatem Trahunt" European tour this autumn as support act. The dates and venues are as follows:

20.11.2010 - Czech Republic, Prague @ Meet Factory
21.11.2010 - Slovakia, Bratislava @ Majestic Music Club
22.11.2010 - Slovenia, Ljubljana @ Metelkova
23.11.2010 - Italy, Schio (Vicenza) @ Mac 2
24.11.2010 - Switzerland, Bulle @ Ebullition
25.11.2010 - France, Caen @ Le Cargö
26.11.2010 - Belgium, Brugge @ Magdalenazaal

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Site Update

About The Writers: October Activities

Metalunderground.com is run by a wide variety of individuals who are passionate about both metal and the wider musical world in general. Several of our staff members are also involved with side projects going on outside of the website that you may be interested in checking out. For the month of October I'll again be highlighting a sampling of our current staff activities and their involvement in the metal and music community. More...

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Interview

Kelly Shaefer Discusses The Return Of Atheist

Legendary progressive death metal act Atheist is about to release a new full-length album entitled "Jupiter," which is the band's first studio album since 1993. Atheist vocalist Kelly Shaefer recently spoke with me about the long hiatus between albums, what he's been up to since '93, the themes of "Jupiter," and other topics as diverse as the pope and Bill Maher.

"I think we knocked it out of the park with this one, it’s the perfect continuation with where we left off," Shaefer stated about the new album. He also went on to further explain, "We’d just sit down and write and whatever happens, happens. That’s how we set our template. I couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out. I hate saying that, because everybody says that. If you are a fan of Atheist you are definitely going to love this record. It’s all over the place, and yet it’s right down the middle." More...

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Intronaut Streaming New Song

Intronaut is currently streaming a new song online titled "Core Relations," which is off the band's new album "Valley of Smoke." The track can be heard via Stereogum at this location. "Valley of Smoke" is set to be released on Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 via Century Media Records.

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Rob Zombie Announces In-Store Signing

Rob Zombie will be on hand to sign the special edition of "Hellbilly Deluxe 2," which is out now, along with copies of the brand new issue of Royal Flush magazine, which features Rob Zombie on the cover, at New York City’s Forbidden Planet. The cover of Royal Flush is an artist rendering painted by Ed Repka, who has designed album covers for the likes of Megadeth and Venom. The signing will take place on October 11th at 6 PM ET at the comic store Forbidden Planet at 840 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003.

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Conducting From The Grave Streaming New Song

The Sacramento, CA quintet Conducting From The Grave is set to release the new album "Revenants" on October 25th release. The band has partnered up with Bloody-Disgusting.com to debut the new track “Path of A Traitor,” which can be heard at this location.

Vocalist Jeffery Morgan stated: "The overlying theme of 'Path of A Traitor' deals with betrayals of friendship or trust through manipulating and taking advantage those who do not stop them from doing so, and in the end, the justice the betrayer deserves. The song starts out with a visualization of all of the misdeeds that have led to persecution and ends with the traitor being brought to justice, hence the line 'you fucking traitor, there shall be justice when you burn alive.' Overall, the lyrics are fairly generalized with some of Mikey's personal experience tied in. We've all been betrayed at some point and have desired vengeance and retribution. That is what this song is about.

"We are currently out on the 'Time To Bleed Tour' with Suicide Silence, My Children My Bride, Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza and Molotov Solution. So far the tour has been amazing. All of the people on the package are awesome and we're all having a lot of fun. Not only is Suicide Silence probably the biggest headliner we have gone out with but they are also probably the most down to earth band and and are very cool to us. On this tour we are playing a little bigger venues than we have previously been used to. Having bigger stages to run around on has helped our live show a bit too. The crowds have been very responsive to our new material. We're all counting down the days till October 25th. We can't wait to unleash Revenants on the music world."

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Cradle Of Filth Announces Fan Edition Of New Album

Cradle of Filth has issued the following update about the fan edition of the new album "Darkly, Darkly Venus Aversa:"

"Details about the contents of the fans’ edition of 'Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa:' Dani put the finishing touches to the LP sized 64 page hard-back book a few days ago and as he said in his blog this week it’s ‘looking really stunning’.

"In addition to hi-quality artwork and photos, the book will also contain a short story based around the album written by Dani. Check out the mini-site for a sneak preview of some of the pages from the book, which will also houses the 2CDs and DVD included in the set!"

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DevilDriver Posts New Video Clip

DevilDriver has posted the 14th edition of the band's "You May Know Us From The Stage" video series, which is titled "Dez." The new video can be viewed below.

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Emancer Checks In With Road Report

Emancer, which is currently on tour with Vreid and Belphegor in Europe, has checked in with the following road report:

"We're half way through the tour now and half way through Europe. Eastern Europe was finished yesterday with the gig in Ljubljana and today we have set up camp in Zürich for the gig at the Dynamo Saal venue which looks awesome.

"Highlights so far have been Erfürt and Sofia - great atmosphere! Being on the road with Belphegor and Vreid has been really fun, we've had some good times at the venues and on the bus and all bands are ready to battle it through the second part of the tour with even more energy. See you there!"

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Dyinise Announces New Guitar Player

U.K. thrash act Dyinise has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new guitar player:

"Hi all! After a weary 9 month search, we can finally announce the new co-lead guitarist : Chris Barker. We had many auditions however Chris Barker stood out of the crowd and convinced the band with his up-to-our-standard shredding skills while displaying his individual solo-ing style. Barker will from now on appear on the new Dyinise recordings which are a work in progress."

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

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Ehnahre Updates Tour Schedule

Massachusetts based metal act Ehnahre has announced the following upcoming U.S. tour dates:

10/10/2010 Far Rockaway NY @ Red Light District w/ Wolvserpent
10/11/2010 Baltimore MD @ Golden West w/ OAK and Wolvserpent
10/12/2010 Chapel Hill NC @ NightLight w/ Clang Quartet, and Mountains Named for Murderers
10/13/2010 Charlotte NC @ Milestone w/ Wolvserpent, Artificial Ghost, and Stronghold Crvsader
10/14/2010 Atlanta GA @ Eyedrum w/ Wolvserpent
10/15/2010 Nashville TN @ Little Hamilton Collective w/ Wolvserpent and Loss
10/16/2010 Memphis TN @ Poplar Lounge w/ Wolvserpent and Dead-I-on.
10/17/2010 Little Rock AR @ Downtown Music w/Pallbearer and Wolvserpent
10/19/2010 St Louis MO @ Lemp Arts
10/20/2010 Chicago IL @ TBA
10/21/2010 Dekalb IL @ The House Cafe
10/22/2010 Detroit MI @ Caid
10/23/2010 Pittsburgh PA @ Garfield Artworks

You can also download a free MP3 of Ehnahre's song "The Clatterbones," which is off the "Taming the Cannibals" album, at this location.

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Zebulon Kosted Posts New Songs

Montana based experimental metal act Zebulon Kosted is currently streaming several new songs online. The tracks "The Stillness Between These Worlds," "Cold Soil," and "Dark Energy Dillema" can be found in the players below.

The Stillness Between These Words by Zebulon Kosted More...

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Mortiis Streaming New Album Samples Online

Mortiis is set to release the new album "Perfectly Defect" as a free download on October 10th, 2010 via the band's official website here. In the mean time, Mortiis is currently streaming three new songs online from the album. The tracks "Closer to the End," "Thieving Bastards," and "This Absolution" can be heard at this location.

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The Beast Of The Apocalypse Streaming New Tracks

Dutch black metal duo The Beast of the Apocalypse has recorded a new album to be entitled "Henosis," which will be released in digipak format through Transcendental Creations. Two new songs from the album, titled "Visions of the Twelve Priests..." and "Henosis," can be heard via The Beast of the Apocalypse's official MySpace page.

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Kryoburn Streaming New Song Online

New Mexico based act Kryoburn is currently streaming a new song online titled "Slaughtered With Lies," which is off the band's upcoming release "Three Years Eclipsed." The new song can be heard via the official Kryoburn MySpace page. Additional details on the release of "Three Years Eclipsed" will be announced as they are made available.

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David Ellefson Posts Video Update From Long Beach

Megadeth is currently embarked on the Jagermeister Tour with Slayer and Anthrax. David Ellefson has checked in with a video update from the band's stop in Long Beach, which can be viewed below.

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Raintime Announces Shows With W.A.S.P.

Italy's Raintime has announced the following upcoming European tour dates alongside W.A.S.P.:

11/2 2010 (F) LYON NINKASI KAO
11/3 2010 (F) TOULOUSE BIKINI
11/4 2010 (F) MARSEILLE CABARET ALEATOIRE
11/5 2010 (E) PAMPLONA SALA TOTEM
11/6 2010 (E) MONTORIO PABELLON DEPORTIVO
11/8 2010 (E) GRANADA SALA EL TREN
11/9 2010 (E) MADRID SALA HEINEKEN
11/10 2010 (E) BARCELONA RAZZMATAZZ 2
11/12 2010 (D) MEMMINGEN KAMINWERK
11/13 2010 (NL) UDEN DE PUL
11/14/2010 (D) TUTTLINGEN STADTHALLE
11/15/2010 (CH) ZURICH VOLKSHAUS

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The Gates Of Slumber Recruits New Drummer

The Gates of Slumber has announced autumn U.S. tour dates in support of its album "Hymns of Blood & Thunder." The Indianapolis power trio will kick off the string of shows on October 14th in Richmond, VA and will perform in Baltimore, Brooklyn, NY and Pittsburgh over the course of the short run of dates.

The upcoming tour dates will also serve as the introduction of The Gates of Slumber’s new drummer, "Cool Clyde" Paradis. A New Orleans native and Hurricane Katrina survivor, Paradis joins The Gates of Slumber hot off stints in Sourvein, Substance Abuse, and the New Orleans blues act T-bone and The Rhythm Makers.

"We’re stoked about the future of TGoS with the addition of 'Cool Clyde' on drums," commented The Gates of Slumber bassist Jason McCash. "All three of us are speaking the same language and have the same focus and drive; the legion has become one. It’s like having an adrenaline shot to the heart and exhaling for the first time after wards, seeing new possibilities. For us as a band, the best is yet to come." More...

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Abalam Comments On New Album Release

U.K. black metal act Abalam has issued the following announcement about the release of the new album "Thy Eternal Sin:"

"Thy Eternal Sin is officially released on Monday 11th October. It will be available initially in two formats. For a free 'physical' copy (Ltd to 100 pieces) you will need to e mail your postal details to this myspace site. For an electronic version (again Ltd to 100) you will need to forward your e mail address here. Both formats will be free. Bahn however asks that each individual makes a small donation to a charity of their own choice. Bahn particularly supports 'Cancer Care' charities. Bahn said 'The album represents all that is vile and fucked up in this shit laden world.'

"The album will be re issued in December. In the meantime Abalam is set for change. Full band status is now set and 'live' dates for 2011 are already being planned. As a footnote. The 'religious zealots/fundamentalists' who have chosen to attack Abalam throughout, and particularly recently, Bahn has this message: 'Your views are of no consequence to either Abalam or the hordes that oppose you and your pathetic organizations. Your hatred towards us is very amusing as we have succeeded in gaining a reaction from you. Our message is this. We are strong and we are many. Fuck you all and fuck your religions.'"

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As Autumn Calls Streaming Three Tracks Online

As Autumn Calls has issued the following announcement about streaming three tracks online from the "An Autumn Departure" release:

"We have uploaded 3 new songs from the An Autumn Departure cassette to our MySpace player. We have also sent the album to the label so we will let everyone know when it's available once we have a confirmed release date. The songs will also be available on ReverbNation (Facebook) and Last fm. We will have more news in the weeks to come."

The songs "The Shadows Follow," "The Demons Therein," and "Unearth My Sorrow" can all be heard at this location.

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Den Saakaldte Announces New Drummer

Norway's Den Saakaldte has issued the following update about recruiting a new drummer and working on a new album:

"We are not dead! It took some time and we delayed as we wanted to be sure on our next moves... We are now in the position to announce that Folkedal is the new drummer of Den Saakaldte. Folkedal also known for his drumming with Sarkom and Koldbrann, will perform on stage with Den Saakaldte for the first time, on the 11th of December at Black Winter Festival in Mexico.

"Right after, the work for the new album will begin. Release date for 'Kapittel II: Faen i Helvete' is postponed for October of 2011 for undisclosed reasons."

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InAllSenses Recruits New Guitarist

Italy's InAllSenses has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new guitar player:

"After three unforgettable years, the way of Vittorio Casaburi and Inallsenses is divided. We wish the best to our friend and we thank him for all he has done. At the same time we welcome our new guitarist Matteo Recca who joined the band."

You can also check out the band's music through the InAllSenses MySpace page.

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Voodoo Terror Tribe Announces NY/NJ Dates

New Jersey's VTT (VOODOO TERROR TRIBE) has announced two upcoming shows in the North East. The first show is scheduled for October 24th at Dingbatz in Clifton, NJ. This will be a Halloween celebration and fans are encouraged to dress in costume as there will be a costume contest. The grand prize is a $100 VISA gift card. The show is an early show, doors open at 3:00 PM VTT is headlining and they will be playing with Behind Walls of Silence, Locked Together in Hatred and Lethal Dose. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. More details on this show can be found here.

The second show is part of the Metal'Cuse Festival at Club Fusion in Syracuse, NY. It is presented by the Power and The Fury Festival. This event features many metal bands and it is a fundraiser with a portion of the proceeds going to the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Found. For tickets and more information be sure to go here.

Guitarist Emir Erkal had the following to say about the upcoming shows:

"Hey everyone! We're psyched to announce 2 more shows, even though we're in the middle of working on new material in the studio, which will be ready for the first half of 2011. Well, the first one is an early HALLOWEEN show in NJ on Oct 24th which will start in the afternoon with other great bands and VTT will go on late afternoon. So come celebrate Halloween with VTT where there will be a lot of other great things and surprises... And then we're going to up state NY (Syracuse) on Nov 6th to play the great POWER & FURY FESTIVAL with legendary THE RODS headlining together with other great acts, which will be also a tribute to the one and only Ronnie James Dio and raising money for his Stand Up & Shout Cancer Fund... So don't miss out on these 2 great shows of VTT, where we will be also playing some new songs presenting our new sound for the first time...! Check out VTT's web sites for more info and details on these shows and more for the end of the year...!"

To recap, here are the Voodoo Terror Tribe show dates:

10/24 - Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
11/6 - Syracuse, NY @ Metal'Cuse Festival

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Gwar To Stream Halloween Concert Live Online

TheRave.com will be streaming a live GWAR Concert Halloween Sunday October 31, from the Rave/Eagles Club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA.

The webcast will begin at 11pm ET / 10pm CT. The stream will allow fans around the world to view GWAR’s backstage preparation to enter the blood soaked battlefield that is the insanity of GWAR’s infamous live shows, plus footage of the bloody scum dogs who survived, and backstage after the show where GWAR revels in their killing field victories.

GWAR lead singer ODERUS URUNGUS says about the broadcast, “We will be offering the entire human race the chance to see our Halloween show in Milwaukee, via the internet…that’s right a pay for view first hand world wide ring side seat to our sickest show this year and for a reasonable price as well.”

Tickets for this exclusive stream are $2.99 if you order before October 15, $3.99 if you order between October 16-30 and $4.99 the day of the broadcast.

TheRave.com, is the online entertainment source for The Rave / Eagles Club, well known as one of America’s most haunted live entertainment complexes.

TheRave.com most recently streamed live concerts from Shinedown, Underoath, Benny Benassi, DevilDriver, Epica, Vader and others. These webcasts have been seen by over 100,000 people in over one hundred countries.

TheRave.com will be broadcasting many concerts in the near future from The Rave / Eagles Club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA. The Rave/ Eagles club is a 180,000 square foot entertainment complex with seven concert halls in one building, four of which are already wired for simultaneous live broadcasts, with anywhere from three to eight cameras. Over 2000 bands will play the facility in 2010.

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