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Metal News for November 10, 2011

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42 news articles posted on this day.

Down Frontman Offers Condolences To Gwar

Phil Anselmo, the vocalist of New Orleans based supergroup Down and former singer of Pantera and Superjoint Ritual, has posted a video message online in which he offers his condolences to Gwar, after the recent death of their guitarist Cory Smoot, who passed away in his bunk on November 3rd. You can check out the video below. A memorial service for Smoot will take place tomorrow at the Bennett Funeral Home Chesterfield Chapel, located at 14301 Ashbrook Parkway in Chesterfield, VA. The service begins at 4pm and is open to the public. More...

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Circle Of Chaos Recruits New Vocalist

During the summer of 2011, Circle of Chaos vocalist Antonio da Silva decided to leave the band to focus on his other musical projects. The band spent the months following his departure looking for a new permanent member to fill his place, and after auditions the group has now announced the recruitment of Julian Loiza (Rage Invest).

"We feel that Julian will fit perfectly in Circle of Chaos with his powerful voice and strong presence" says the band, which is right now rehearsing for upcoming shows in Lübeck and Bremen. "We feel confident that the new line-up will deliver, and this change has made the band stronger."

There are no hard feeling between the band and former vocalist Antonio, who commented: "My departure is an amicable one and there are no hard feelings involved from any side I love the guys and we'll still be friends after. I wish all the success that will befall them and all the best. As for me I will be concentrating on my other two bands: Kinabalu and Barbus. Thanks to everyone and keep listening to Circle of Chaos!"

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Obscura Talks North American Tour And New Bassist

The German titans of technicality, Obscura, have finally hit North American shores for a proper headlining run to show off their blistering blend of death metal and progressive musical ideals. The Metalunderground.com sponsored trek is in support of Obscura's newest tech-death masterpiece "Omnivium" (check out our review here).

A day before the tour started, I had the chance to chat up Obscura guitarist Christian Müenzner about the new run of shows, as well as the band's recent lineup change with the addition of new bassist Linus Klausenitzer. Christian also talked about the set list for the tour and how crisscrossing the U.S. is much different from a European run due to the long travel distances involved. More...

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Animo Aeger To Release New Mini-Album

Two years after their debut album "Impuls," black metallers Animo Aeger are returning with a new mini album in December. Ashen Productions commented on the release:

"With the first four songs being recorded in a professional studio this time, 'Fieber' shows huge progressions in terms of songwriting and musical direction; the bizarre and twisted atmosphere of the first effort is still there, but the extensive use of clean vocals and the massive studio sound add up to a result that is much more theatralic, catchy, aggressive and truly unique. 'Fieber' also includes two older rehearsal room tracks which show the transition from old to new, resulting in a style that sometimes captures the atmosphere of early Urfaust recordings."

You can check out a song taken from the mini-album, titled "Heufeuer," in the player available below.

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Battlecross Posts Video Blog Online

Battlecross will be hitting the road in November alongside Rose Funeral and Diamond Plate in support of hardcore vets Full Blown Chaos. In a new video posted online, the band talks about the upcoming tour as well a recent performance at the CMJ Metalsucks/Thousand Knives showcase with Kvelertak, Skeletownwitch, and more. That video can be seen now below.

Batlecross has the following upcoming tour dates: More...

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Evil United Posts New Music Video

Evil United has just released the band's first full-length self-titled album, which features the throat of Jason McMaster on vocals (Broken Teeth, Watchtower, Dangerous Toys) the earthquake rhythm section of Don Van Stavern (Riot, S.A.Slayer) on bass, Shakes West (Murderdolls, Neurotica, Sebastian Bach) on drums, and rounding out the evilness are the speed picking twin axe attack of guitarists T.C. Connally (PB/DC, Cult to Follow) and John Valenzuela (PB/DC, Urial).

The band has now posted a video clip online for the song "Dawn of Armageddon," which is available below. T.C. Connally comments on the video:

"When we started to scout locations for the Dawn of Armageddon video shoot, we really didn't have to go far from our Texas home base. Texas has had record droughts and hellish high temperatures this year and at times it really felt like the dawn of armageddon. Most of the video was shot at a dried up lake bed during the 110 degree drought. We also drove out to Bastrop, Texas and got some footage of the damaged caused by the Bastrop fires. The Bastop Texas fire was a major wildfire that struck Bastrop county Texas on Sept. 2011 and was extinguished in Oct. 2011. Thousands of homes were destroyed making it the most destructive single wildfire in Texas history. We feel the video captures a glimpse of the destruction most of the world is seeing in 2011 but through the eyes of our home state of Texas." More...

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Stormzone Streaming New Song

Irish metallers Stormzone will release their new album "Zero To Rage" in Europe on November 21st and in North America on January 17th, 2012 via SPV/Steamhammer. A song from the album titled "Jester's Laughter" can be heard in the player below.

Commented Stormzonne vocalist John "Harv" Harbinson: "Apart from being a singer of heavy metal music for many years, I have also always been a huge fan of heavy metal, and I have no hesitation in saying that the new Stormzone album, 'Zero to Rage' is something that as a singer I am immensely proud of and as a fan I would definitely go out and buy!"

STORMZONE Jester's Laughter by Steamhammer/SPV More...

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InsideOut Music Offering Free Sampler

InsideOut Music is currently offering a free 12 track sampler online, which is available by heading over to this location.

The sampler includes music from Pain of Salvation, The Safety Fire, Beardfish, The Tangent, Leprous, The Devin Townsend Project, and more. A statement from the label's publicist reads as follows:

"The sampler features 12 of InsideOut's best releases of 2011 including tracks from some of the label's flagship and new developing artists...

"Pain Of Salvation's 'Road Salt Two' has been widely received and the band is starting a big Euro run supporting Opeth.

"Steve Hackett hasn't slowed down since being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame last year, and the new double CD 'Beyond The Shrouded Horizon' shows that. More...

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Awaken Demons Announces European Tour Dates

Italy's Awaken Demons and label mates Annotations of an Autopsy will be going on a mini-European tour in late March 2012.

Dates for the upcoming tour are as follows:

23.03.2012 München – Backstage (Germany)
24.03.2012 Münster – Sputtenmosh Festival (Germany)
25.03.2012 Rotterdam – De Baroeg (Netherlands)
26.03.2012 Nancy - Le Reseau (France)
27.03.2012 Karlsruhe – Stadtmitte (Germany)
28.03.2012 Zürich - Werk21 (Switzerland)
29.03.2012 Frankfurt - Elfer Club (Germany)
30.03.2012 Bischofswerda – East Club (Germany)
31.03.2012 Haldensleben – Der Club (Germany)

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Astral Doors Confirms North American Release Date

Astral Doors has already released the new album "Jerusalem" in Europe, and the band has now confirmed a North American release date of January 31st, 2011. The band also recently released a music video off the album for the song "Child of Rock'n'roll," which is available at this location.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Seventh Crusade
2. With A Stranger's Eye
3. Child of Rock'n'roll
4. Pearl Harbor
5. Lost Crucifix
6. Babylon Rise
7. Suicide Rime
8. The Battle of Jacob's Ford
9. Operation Freedom
10. The Day After Yesterday
11. Jerusalem More...

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Deafheaven Announces European Tour

San Francisco’s Deafheaven has announced the band will be touring Europe for the first time in February of 2012. The tour is set to run from February 2nd through February 25th, and will hit Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Belgium, the UK, and more. Dates are below, with more European shows to be announced soon.

Currently, Deafheaven is out on tour in North America with post rock/experimental trio Russian Circles and is running through the midwest up to Canada, and will hit the East Coast next week. Upcoming Deafheaven tour dates are as follows: More...

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Goodbye To Gravity Live Footage Available

Video footage has been posted online of Bucharest metallers Goodbye to Gravity performing the song "The Cage" on October 9th, 2011 at Arenele Romane. You can check out the clip below.

Goodbye to Gravity's debut album was recorded at Sfera Studios in Bucharest, Romania with a production team consisting of the band's bassist Alex Pascu and Costin Dumitrache (who also worked together on Thunderstorm's 2007 release "Vise Digitale"). The band's debut record, which is expected to be released early 2012, is currently in the mixing process and will be mastered at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden by Jens Bogren.

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VH1 Classic Declares 11/11/11 National Metal Day

I'm not sure if VH1 got this idea from the Spinal Tap fan who last year declared that 11/11/11 would be declared as "Nigel Tufnel Day" or came up with the idea on their own. But VH1 Classic has dubbed November 11th as "National Metal Day" and promised a full day of metal coverage.

While they have been ramping up the metal coverage since November 1st, and will be airing metal coverage for the entire day of November 11th, the day itself, here are the special features promised for prime time:

Behind The Music Remastered: Megadeth premieres Friday, November 11 at 9PM ET/PT. They’ve been the champions of thrash metal for nearly thirty years, despite discord, addiction and infighting. Updated to the original episode are Dave Mustaine’s crippling hand injury which threatens the band’s survival, a painful law suit and more walk outs and throw outs of band members. Now they’re in the Big Four and still aiming for the top spot, but even if Dave Mustaine is happy with the new line up he remains unhappy about their ranking in the top ten of heavy metal—still just behind Metallica.

Metal Evolution Chapter 1: Pre-Metal premieres Friday, November 11 at 10PM ET/PT. The premiere episode of Metal Evolution Chapter 1: Pre-Metal will focus on Pre-Metal, the earliest sounds of metal that can be heard in the music of Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Jimi Hendrix. Subsequent episodes of the series will explore genres ranging from British Heavy Metal to Glam Metal to Thrash Metal, and artists from Iron Maiden to KISS to Metallica and more. Metal Evolution is an 11-episode docu-series produced by Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn of Banger Films and is based on the groundbreaking Heavy Metal Family Tree. The Heavy Metal Family Tree is a 26 sub-genre genealogical chart which reveals the vast complex progeny of heavy metal – from Early Metal and Shock Rock to Thrash, from Progressive Metal to Grunge and Nu Metal. Using the chart as his road map, host/producer and metal head turned anthropologist Dunn, crisscrosses the globe exploring the vast history of heavy metal across its 40+ year history and beyond. After the premiere episode on National Metal Day, “Metal Evolution” will move to its regular time slot on Saturdays at 10 PM ET/PT, beginning Saturday, November 19 between new episodes of BTM:Remastered at 9PM ET/PT and That Metal Show at 11PM ET/PT.

That Metal Show: Season Nine premieres Friday, November 11 at 11PM ET/PT. The boys are back and there’s gonna be some trouble! Eddie Trunk, Don Jamison and Jim Florentine are back in LA and bringing the heat with season nine of That Metal Show. An all-star lineup of iconic metal guests grace the stage this season including: Marilyn Manson, Slash, Sully Erna, Jesse James Dupree, Tracii Guns, Brian Johnson, Dave Mustaine and more! Season nine of THAT METAL SHOW will deliver the ever popular “Stump The Trunk” and “TMS TOP 5” segments.

Other shows to be aired that day include The Decline of Western Civilization, Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey, and This is Spinal Tap.

Additional concerts, movies and specials focusing on metal will air during the month of November. Visit www.vh1classic.com for a full list of programming.

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The Great Old Ones Signs With Antithetic Records

French black metal act The Great Old Ones has signed with both Les Acteurs De L'Ombre Productions and Antithetic records to support and promote the release of the band's upcoming debut album in 2012.

The band has also posted three pre-production tracks online as teasers for the upcoming album. You can check out the songs in the player below, or by heading over to the Bandcamp page for The Great Old Ones. More...

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Sickening Announces New Bassist

Italian death metal act Sickening has announced the departure of former bassist Dario and the recruitment of new bass player Massimo. A photo of the new band lineup is available below. Head over to the band's Facebook profile here to find more details on Sickening and hear tracks from the new album "Against the Wall of Pretence."

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Dillinger Escape Plan Performs With Mike Patton

The Dillinger Escape Plan has posted footage online of the band performing live with Mike Patton, which can be viewed below. The band also issued the following road report:

"Wow this tour is really good. Red Fang are killing it and Mastodon is better than ever. It’s only been a week and a half and we already have had so many tour highlights. Rocking with Patton in San Fran was obviously one of them. Check out this video for a glimpse of that.

"Hanging out with our old friend Jello Biafra was stimulating as usual. We must have sat in our back lounge with our driver Tal for 2 hours at least talking about Wesley Willis. For those of you who don’t know who that is please educate yourself. Before becoming our baby sitter, Tal handled Wesley until his unfortunate death from leukemia in 2003. Jello released all his music on his label Alternative Tentacles. I have his bowling ball. The finger holes are so big I can probably fit my entire hand in one of them but it’s still an honor to possess it.

"It was also great meeting up with the Cavalera boys. We all hope to see Greg’s project with Max surface someday soon. We will surely keep you updated. More...

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Awakening Sun Streaming Songs From New Album

Vilnius, Lithuania's Awakening Sun has posted a track online from the band's new album "Sold Out." You can listen to the track "Imposters" in the player below, or find more details on Awakening Sun by navigating over to the band's Facebook profile here. The previously posted "Chimera" track is also available after the jump.

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Rob Arnold and Matt DeVries To Part with Chimaira

Chimaira frontman Mark Hunter has issued an update from the road, announcing that Rob Arnold and Matt DeVries will both be leaving the band as well. Their final shows with the band will be at the annual Christmas show in Cleveland, Ohio. Here's the update from Mark:

I would like to start off by thanking our fans for a great tour. This last run was a blast, and truly the most fun we’ve had in a long while. The energy from the audience was exactly what we needed, and a welcoming return. Thank you guys!

Unfortunately, as much fun as we were having, behind the scenes we were aware of some unfortunate realities that prevented us from “living the dream” and having the time of our lives. We had another bomb to drop on the fans.

Early in July we were informed that Rob Arnold and Matt DeVries would be leaving Chimaira at the end of 2011. Of course this was a huge blow, but there were no hard feelings. We understand that life invades art, everything runs its course, and we have to take different paths.

We respect their decision and wish them only the best. We made heavy metal history together and that is all that matters at the end of the day.

Chimaira Christmas 12 will be their last show, and we’ve been preparing to make it one that you’ll never forget.

I would personally like to thank Rob and Matt for all of their hard work, years of service to Chimaira, amazing songs, and for their friendship. Together we built something special that will remain for generations to come. I’m looking forward to spending another 5 weeks on the road with two of the best (and criminally underrated) guitarists in modern metal.

What’s next for Chimaira in 2012? More on that very soon.

Rather than try and make light of unpleasant news, or downplay this by hyping up a new line-up, let’s take a few to honor Rob and Matt.My favorite solo of Rob’s is on The Heart Of It All and my favorite riff of Matt’s is The Dehumanizing Process. I’ll be cranking those today. What about you?

See you in Detroit. - Mark

Chimaira parted with keyboardist Chris Spicuzza and then drummer Andols Herrick earlier this spring.

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Neizbezhnost Streaming New Songs

Ukranian black metal act Neizbezhnost has released a new album titled "Would It Be Reasonable..." and the band is now streaming several tracks from the release online. You can listen to the songs "Tranquility," "Evil Inside," "Alive Corpse," "Do Good!," and "Demon of Television" by heading over to the Neizbezhnost Reverbnation page here.

The band also commented on the album:

"The concept and main idea of the album is to do good, positive things and to follow general human morality like we as a society should be. It seems that in today's world, most people care mostly about themselves and it's everybody out for themselves.

"You can see it on our highways, in the workplace, on television, pretty much everywhere. The message of 'Would It Be Reasonable...' is to care about others, do good, positive things and get back to being moral!"

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Eisregen Reveals New Album Details

Eisregen will be releasing a new album in December, 2011. the band entered the Klangschmiede E to record the upcoming 9th studio album with Markus Stock in early September. Massacre Records commented on the album:

"About 2 weeks after entering the studio, the drums, guitar and bass were already recorded as well as most of Franzi's keyboard parts. Just a few days later the recordings were finished. The album will be entitled 'Rostrot.' It's scheduled to be released on December 9, 2011. The band mentioned the following (working) titles in no particular order. Please note that this is not the final tracklisting:

- Erlösung
- Bewegliche Ziele
- Wechselbalg
- Blutvater
- Ich sah den Teufel
- Rostrot
- Fahles Ross
- Madenreich
- Schakal: Ode an die Streubombe
- Kathi das Kuchenschwein

"You can already get an impression of what to expect from the album, when Eisregen is going to release the 3-track EP 'Madenreich' on November 18, 2011!"

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Asking Alexandria Streaming Remix Track

Asking Alexandria has teamed up with Hot Topic to stream a new remix titled "Reckless and Relentless (Document One Remix)." You can check out the song in the player below.

The track is taken from the upcoming "Stepped Up and Scratched" remix album, which is set for a November 21st release, with full details available here.

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Wolves In The Throne Room Plays Helsinki

Wednesday was one of the coldest days we’ve had here in Helsinki this fall, and as people lined up outside to see Wolvserpent and Wolves in the Throne Room; their devotion showed as they patiently queued outside. There was an air of mystery as we filtered into the dark venue, and a feeling of relief when one was able to pass through the doors into the dark blue and amber lit room. Still people kept showing up, and fighting winters approach. Just a few minutes after Wolves in the Throne Room had started, rumors were it had sold out. More...

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Humality Posts Vido Blog Update

Brisbane, Australia's Humality has posted a video blog update showing the writing process for the band's debut album "The Proximity Effect," which is due for release in mid 2012. Check out the clip below. The band also commented:

"These updates will be a regular occurrence, taking you right through the entire process of writing/recording the full length album featuring some live footage of their upcoming gigs along the way."

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Animals As Leaders Posts Album Teaser Clip

Animals as Leaders released the new album "Weightless" on November 8th, 2011. Prosthetic Records has now posted a teaser trailer for the album online, which can be found in the player below.

The "Weightless" track listing is as follows:

1. An Infinite Regression
2. Odessa
3. Somnarium
4. Earth Departure
5. Isolated Incidents
6. Do Not Go Gently
7. New Eden
8. Cylindrical Sea
9. Espera
10. To Lead You To An Overwhelming Question
11. Weightless
12. David

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Gehtika Signs To Rising Records

Escaped convicts Gehtika have inked a deal with U.K. based label Rising Records. Front man Scott comments:

"Ladies and Gentlemen! Due to our good behavior, the orderlies have granted us asylum to none other than Rising Records HQ. We will be continuing our treatment here and will be looked after (momentarily muahaha). We believe these new tactics will ensure our escape plans succeed! Our debut record will be released under Rising Records in March 2012, so be on the lookout!"

The band will also be main support to Danish aggressive thrashers Hatesphere on an upcoming run of U.K. shows. Currently announced dates are as follows:

11/12 - Leeds - The Well
12/12 - London - The Underworld

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Psycroptic Announces Album Details

Aussie technical death metal outfit Psycroptic has announced that its fifth studio album, "The Inherited Repression," will hit stores on February 7th in North America and February 10th in Europe. The upcoming nine-track full-length will mark the band’s second release on Nuclear Blast Records.

Commented Psycroptic guitarist, Joe Haley, “The Inherited Repression is far and away my favorite Psycroptic album thus far - all of us in the band think this. It’s the age-old cliché from bands when they talk about their current album as being the best of their career, blah, blah, but I have to say it because it’s true. We wouldn’t think there is a point of going on if we couldn’t outdo each album prior. We are certainly not playing music for anything else than the love of creating it and performing it.

“The Inherited Repression is quite different from anything we have done in terms of song writing and structure, and we spent a lot longer writing and demoing the songs before we recorded it, which you can tell. It’s a very dynamic album - the fast elements faster, the slow elements slower, and a lot of light and dark binding it together. It’s a very catchy album as well - you can tap your foot, bang your head or anything else you want. Basically it has a lot of groove on it from start to finish.” More...

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Fall Against Fate Offering EP As Free Download

U.K. band Fall Against Fate is currently offering the "If Not For Ourselves" EP as a free download online. You can snag the tracks from the release by heading over to the Fall Against Fate website at this location.

You can also check out a song from the release, titled "So Real," in the player below. "So Real" features a guest spot from AJ Walwin of fellow U.K. act Paige.

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Semargl Posts New Album Artwork

Semargl has posted the cover artwork online for the band's upcoming album "Satanic Pop Metal," which can be viewed below. Semargl also commented:

"Semargl presents cover of its new 5th album called 'Satanic Pop Metal,' which will be released under label Twilight-Vertrieb (DE) in the near future. Release date will be announced later, as well as the promo songs.

"The album will contain 13 tracks, including the song 'Tak, Kurwa' which had previously appeared as an Internet single free for download from the official website here.

"'Satanic Pop Metal' means the evolution of Semargl's music, a new genre, in which the band performed their latest songs - a mix of different ideas and experiments." More...

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Visions Of Atlantis Begins Work On New Album

Visions of Atlantis has issued the following announcement about working on a new album and follow-up to the "Maria Magdalena" EP (reviewed here):

"Hey all out there on Myspace! As there's quite a lot going on in the VoA camp at the moment we just want you to keep updated, so here are some infos:

"First of all thanks for the support for our EP 'Maria Magdalena' which is out for 3 weeks now and still getting lots of attention, thx for that!

"Go and 'Like' our Facebook Page as we're preparing a special contest there at the moment where you'll be able to win some nice prizes!

"We are already working hard on the next Visions of Atlantis album and we can tell you: It's rolling! We're busy with preproduction already, prepare all the stuff for entering the studio in a few months as it looks now and think that we gathered the best VoA-material so far and are very very excited for an even better 2012 for Visions of Atlantis and the fans out there!

"So, please check-in at Facebook as well as we keep in touch with you almost daily to deliever news and info directly from the band for our fans and friends out there! Stay tuned for more, all the best."

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Cory Smoot of GWAR Was Going To Be A Dad

GWAR guitarist Cory Smoot, who suddenly died on the band's tour bus last week, was about to be a father, according to his obituary. Smoot's wife, Jamie, is pregnant and is due in June 2012, the obituary states.

The moving obituary, posted on the website of Bennett Funeral Homes in Virginia, recalls Cory as "tender-hearted," "generous," and "loyal."

"Cory's identity was not that of 'Flattus Maximus,' a man-made creature created by Gwar. Cory is a real legend that was taken too soon in life and away from his calling as a son, brother, husband, father and musician," the obituary states. "He will always be remembered by those who truly loved him and knew who he genuinely was. He will never be forgotten! Cory's legacy will continue through his only child who will arrive to meet family sometime in June 2012."

A public memorial service is being held Friday, Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. at Bennett Funeral Home Chesterfield Chapel, located at 14301 Ashbrook Parkway in Chesterfield, VA.

The family has also set up the Smoot Family Fund. Details on how to give will be forthcoming.

GWAR, meanwhile, has continued its tour but has canceled a show tonight in Oregon and another tomorrow in San Francisco so the band can attend the funeral.

Here are the remaining dates of the tour, which also includes Every Time I Die, Ghoul and Warbeast: More...

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Metallica To Headline Download 2012

American heavy metal titans Metallica has been announced as the first band confirmed for next years edition of the Download Festival, which will take place from 8-10th of June at Donington. This will be the groups first appearance at the festival in six years and to mark the occassion, they will be performing their classic self-titled "Black Album" from start to finish, which means they will be performing some songs that they have never played live before.

Tickets for the festival will go on sale at 9:00 am Friday November 18.

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Vengeance Signs with Steamhammer/SPV

Dutch rock act, Vengeance joins Steamhammer/SPV for the release of the group's forthcoming record, "Crystal Eye," available in Germany on February 27th, 2012 and early March in the U.S. and Canada. "Crystal Eye" follows Vengeance's 2009 recording " "Soul Collector."

"Crystal Eye" features an all-star cast. Front woman Leon Goewie joins drummer Chris Slade (ex- AC/DC), guitarist Keri Kelli (ex- Alice Cooper), bassist Chris Glen (ex- Michael Schenker Group), and guest guitarist Timo Somers (son of Vengeance guitarist Jan Somers, who sadly passed away in January 2011).

"More than ever before, this is a band which consists of friends," comments Goewie who also plays with Slade, Glen and Kelli in AC/DC cover band Chris Slade`s Steel Circle. The Slade-named cover band plays clubs when not on the road or the studio.

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Ibex Moon CD Giveaway at Goregrowler's Ball

Ibex Moon records, one of America's premiere outlets for black and death metal, will be giving away CDs to the first 100 gore fiends to enter the Goregrowler Ball's blood-stained premises. This brutal grab bag will be offered on all three days, so make sure to show up early.

The Metal Underground-sponsored event takes place November 18th-20th at the Korova Club in San Antonio, Texas. Make sure to come out and have your eardrums bashed in by such vaunted artists as Suffocation, Exhumed, Solstice, Nokturnel, Havok, Phobia, Brutal Truth and Goatwhore.

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Iron Savior Streaming New Track

German power metal band Iron Savior are streaming the new track "March of Doom" from the upcoming album "The Landing" (heard below). The album is due for release on November 18, 2011 through AFM Records.

The song will be active for the next 24 hours, as the band's plan to stream one new track each day until the release of the album continues.

The track listing for "The Landing" is:

1. Descending
2. The Savior
3. Starlight
4. March Of Doom
5. Heavy Metal Never Dies
6. Moment In Time
7. Hall Of The Heroes
8. R. U. Ready
9. Faster Than All
10. Before The Pain
11. No Guts No Glory

IRON SAVIOR - The Landing (2011) - 04 - March Of Doom by AFM Records

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Old Silver Key Posts "Burnt Letters" Teaser

Old Silver Key, the group consisting of four Drudkh members and French musician Neige (Alcest) on vocals, has posted a teaser trailer online for the upcoming "Burnt Letters" music video. You can check out the teaser clip below.

The upcoming music video was designed by artist Fursy of Les Discrets, who also handled the "Clawmaster" video for Ghost Brigade.

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The Way Of Purity Issues Album Update

The Way of Purity has issued the following update about completing the mixing process for the new "Equate album:

"The mixing process has been completed at RealSound Studio and we are now ready for the mastering at Finnvox in Finland.

"Our new album 'Equate' is almost ready together with the mighty artwork created by Machine Room Design."

You can also check out the band's recently posted preview song "Artwork of Nature" by heading over to this location.

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Job For A Cowboy Completes Work On New Album

Arizona based extreme emetal outfit Job For A Cowboy has announced that the band has finished work on a brand new studio album. The record is expected to be released next year through Metal Blade Records. A message from the band reads as follows:

"The new full length is officially done. Waiting for mixing and mastering within a month. Now... what to call it? Expect big news."

Stay tuned for further information.

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Possessed Forced To Cancel Show In Colombia

American death metal pioneers Possessed have announced that they have been forced to cancel their upcoming show in Bogota, Colombia, which was scheduled for November 12th. A statement from the band reads as follows:

"On an extremely personal level; We (Possessed) have been very much looking forward to playing for you all out in Colombia. We were told by the promoters over and over that they would fly us out there. To this day no tickets have been purchased by Ivan (Invoking Productions). This was supposed to be all settled by Nov 1st. So while Invoking Productions has no intentions of actually bringing Possessed out there on November 12th, they are still promoting this show as a "Possessed" show and trying to fool you into buying these tickets.

"To our fans; we apologize. We (Possessed) did everything in our power to come out and play this show for you all. In preparation for this show, we are all actually in Los Angeles this minute practicing for this show and have even made special t-shirts for this Colombian November 12th show. We are really disappointed that this is not going to happen the way it was supposed to, since the whole band was really excited to go to Colombia to give you a killer show."

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Roger Miret Appears On LatiNation

Agnostic Front vocalist Roger Miret recently sat down with LatiNation - a nationally syndicated, half-hour program that is broadcast to over 90 markets across the United States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands - to discuss the band’s rise to hardcore stardom.

In the three-minute segment Miret and Madball vocalist Freddy Cricien recount their NYC upbringing and the deep family connection between the two iconic hardcore acts. The segment can now be seen online through the player below. More...

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The Sword Live Footage Available

Footage has been posted online of The Sword performing the songs "Night City" (taken from the "Warp Riders" album reviewed here) and "Sea of Spears" live in Denver, CO on October 4th, 2011. You can check out the clips below.

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Shadowside Splits With Label

Brazil’s rising melodic heavy metal export Shadowside has announced that it will part ways with record label SHP Records. Shadowside released two studio albums on SHP, including the band’s most recent full-length, "Inner Monster Out." Shadowside’s music will continue to be distributed in South America via Voice Music.

“We were glad to be a part of the SHP Records family and thank them for the time we had the opportunity to work together,” stated vocalist, Dani Nolden. “Sometimes differences of opinions in how to continue working can cause the business relationship to come to an end, but the respect stays the same. We move on but we wish them all the best and continued success.”

Shadowside is currently working hard to promote its third album, "Inner Monster Out," which was released in August. The band is set appear online live for fans today, with full details available here. Shadowside also recently released a music video for “Angel With Horns," which can be found at this location. More...

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Eternal Void Issues Recording Update

Guitar player Evan Hilderbrandt from Ohio based band Eternal Void has checked in with the following recording update:

"Friday is the last day in the studio! Wrapping up the final day with guitar solos and vocals! Be on the lookout for the new Eternal Void tracks in the next few weeks. We will keep you updated as time goes on.

"Also, we have tickets for sale for our show at The Attic on Novemeber 25th! They are $8 so be sure to to save money and pick one up from us and DO NOT miss out on this show!

"Thanks again to everyone for their neverending support throughout the last few weeks!"

You can also listen to Eternal Void's music by navigating to the band's Facebook page.

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