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Metal News for November 11, 2009

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36 news articles posted on this day.

Win a Pair of KISS Tickets From Metal Underground

Metalunderground.com and AEG Live are giving readers the chance to win tickets to see KISS live in more than a dozen markets. All you have to do to enter to win a pair of tickets to see KISS live is send an email to contests [AT] metalunderground.com with the subject of "KISS" and the city you'd like to see them in (from the list below), as well as your full name, mailing address, and phone number. Only one entry is allowed per person, so choose the market nearest you to submit your entry for. The shows with tickets available for this giveaway are as follows:

SACRAMENTO, CA, ARCO ARENA - Thu, Nov 19, 2009
FRESNO, CA, SAVE MART CENTER - Sat, Nov 21, 2009
OAKLAND, CA, OAKLAND ARENA - Sun, Nov 22, 2009
ANAHEIM, CA, HONDA CENTER - Tue, Nov 24, 2009
LOS ANGELES, CA, STAPLES CENTER - Wed, Nov 25, 2009
SAN DIEGO, CA, SPORTS ARENA - Fri, Nov 27, 2009
LAS VEGAS, THE PEARL - Sat, Nov 28, 2009
GLENDALE, AZ, JOBING.COM - Tue, Dec 01, 2009
AUSTIN, TX, FRANK ERWIN CENTER - Fri, Dec 04, 2009
DALLAS, TX, AM AIRLINES CENTER - Sun, Dec 06, 2009
KANSAS CITY, MOSPRINT CENTER - Thu, Dec 10, 2009
TULSA, OK, BOK ARENA - Tue, Dec 08, 2009
COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA, MID-AMERICA CENTER - Fri, Dec 11, 2009
PITTSBURGH, PA, MELLON ARENA - Sun, Dec 13, 2009

Once again, to enter, send an email to contests [AT] metalunderground.com with the subject of "KISS" and the city from the list above. Winners will be chosen on November 15, so enter now!

UPDATE: DO NOT USE THE CONTACT FORM FOR THIS, AS IT DOES NOT GO TO THE CONTEST EMAIL ADDRESS.

If you don't happen to win, you can still get tickets for KISS' tour here.

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Girl Scout Hand Grenade Hosts Benefit For Bassist

Girl Scout Hand Grenade Hosts the “Cancer is Bad Tour” at the Machine Shop to benefit Bass Player Andrew Hargrove.

When Girl Scout Hand Grenade Bass Player Andrew Hargrove was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in August of this year, the local music community was devastated and there was an immediate response to help. Upon learning that this form of cancer is often very treatable but without insurance, extremely expensive, the band reorganized to perform as a four piece set out to raise money for their band mates mounting medical costs.

Offers from other bands to help poured in as the news of Andrew’s condition spread. Punk band Dick Hickey was the first to throw a benefit show for the bassist in Port Huron and over a dozen other bands offered their support. Because of Andrew’s involvement in the music community and Girl Scout Hand Grenade’s notoriety for other charity events (the band hosts the annual Food For Music event during the holidays to raise money for the Eastern Michigan Food Bank and plays numerous benefit shows throughout the year) throwing a series of benefit shows to raise money for Andrew and awareness of this disease just made sense.

The “tour” will kick off at the Machine Shop (3539 S. Dort Hwy. Flint, MI 48507) Saturday, November 28th with an 18 and over show featuring: Girl Scout Hand Grenade, A Sleepless Malice, Blood of the Unborn, Fernando’s Xcursion, Dick Hickey, and C.I. Doors are at 7 with a $5 cover for 21+ $8 18-20. Local business and bands have donated items for a silent auction, and a 50/50 raffle drawing will run most of the night.

An all ages benefit will follow at the Second Generation Ballroom (4437 Richfield Road Flint, MI 48506) on Friday, December 11th, with bands: I Once Was…, Given Six, The 2nd System, Pearl Snap Western Brown and more to be announced.

Further Shows are in the works for the Detroit and Lansing area.

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Tom Sanford Comments On Dimebag Darrell Painting

Artist Tom Sanford, whose painting of the assassination of Dimebag Darrell is to be auctioned this weekend, has issued the following statement through his website about the controversy surrounding the piece:

"It seems that my 2005 painting 'The Assassination of Dimebag Darrell' is going back to auction and this has re-ignited the ire of Dimebag’s fans. In fact I learned of the auction through a surge in the regular trickle of hate mail/criticism that this piece engenders. Roadrunner records blog, called Blabbermouth, posted a short (and i thought remarkably fair) article about my painting and the upcoming Phillips de Purdy auction. This post was picked up by various other metal blogs and was heavily commented on by their readers. The post linked to my website, and led to an onslaught of email to me. Most of the email amounted cursing me out while accusing me of crimes ranging from poor taste to exploiting the death of Dimebag. I guess that I am guilty of both.

"Back in early 2005, when I made the painting, the reaction of Dimebag’s fans was actually not on my mind. I was interested in this tragedy as a historical event that occurred in our media saturated world, but was without a defining image of the event. Normally the pervasive 24-hour news and infotainment industry is able to define news worthy events with an image or video. In this case the event was only captured in the accounts of witnesses who saw the horrific event live at the Alrosa Villa. This afforded me an opportunity to make a painting that might be the only visual depiction of the tragedy, and yes I exploited this opportunity.

"In my defense I thought it to be an extremely significant event, and one that needed to be remembered. I thought my painting might help remember the tragedy. The painting is certainly in poor taste, but I think that when one is describing a mass murder, etiquette is really not an issue. More...

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Azaghal Updates Tour Schedule

Finnish metallers Azaghal have updated their upcoming tour schedule with the following string of dates:

11/28 Dock Club 412 Marange-Silvange
11/29 De Rots Antwerp
12/11 La Brace Forcola (SO)
12/12 Club 71 Milan

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Hostile Cell To Begin Recording Vocals

Swedish metallers Hostile Cell have issued the following update about recording new material:

"We are still working on the album but have experienced some big problems due to certain band members not doing what they're expected to do. Anyway, I'm starting with the vocals next week, so everything else will be finished by this coming Sunday.

"Tony J.J from M.A.N. is going to put some guest vocals on at least one of the tracks. Really looking forward to that, he has a fantastic metal voice. We have a gig at STICKY FINGERS, Göteborg next Friday on the 20th. New songs will be performed so get there if you live in the area See you!

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Nox Reveals New Album Details

Nox have announced their upcoming album will be titled "Blood, Bones, and Ritual Death." According to Nox "All lyrics were inked with the band's own blood, 3 human skulls got ritualized, burned and scattered...hence the title."

The track listing for the album will be as follows:

1. The Place Of Crossing (intro)
2. Blessed Is The Hand That Destroys
3. From Hell To Worse
4. Psalm 333
5. Darkness Undying
6. Procession Of Blood (outro)

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Just For Fun

Obituary Guitairst Launches Bar-B-Que Sauce Line

Guitarist Trevor Peres of Florida death metallers Obituary has released his own line of Bar-B-Que sauce. More information on the "T-Bones Famous Original Rib'Licious" sauce can be found at this location.

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Hypocrisy Reveals New Album Chart Entries

Swedish death metallers Hypocrisy have announced their new album "A Taste of Extreme Divinity" entered the Billboard charts with the following entries:

#23 on Heatseekers
#74 on Top Hard Music Albums

The album, which was released in Europe on October 23, 2009 and in North America on November 3, 2009 via Nuclear Blast Records, was produced once again by vocalist/guitarist Peter Tagtgren. The CD cover artwork was created by artist Necrolord (known for his artwork with Dissection, Emperor, At The Gates).

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Sonata Arctica Announces North American Tour

After their North American tour with Dragonforce in support of their latest album "The Days Of Grays," Finland’s Sonata Arctica will be returning to the U.S. and Canada to play 24 headlining shows with Mutiny Within and Powerglove.

The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

04/02/10 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
04/03/10 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
04/05/10 The Blender Theater @ Gramercy – New York, NY
04/06/10 Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
04/07/10 Club Soda – Montreal, QC – CANADA
04/09/10 The Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA
04/10/10 Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
04/11/10 House of Blues – Chicago, IL
04/12/10 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
04/13/10 The West End Cultural Center – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA
04/15/10 Warehouse – Calgary, AB – CANADA
04/16/10 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB – CANADA
04/18/10 The Venue – Vancouver, BC – CANADA
04/19/10 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
04/20/10 Peter’s Room – Portland, OR
04/23/10 The Galaxy Theatre – Santa Ana, CA
04/24/10 House of Blues – Hollywood, CA
04/25/10 U.B’s Bar – Mesa, AZ
04/27/10 Emo’s – Austin, TX
04/28/10 Meridian – Houston, TX
04/29/10 The Marquee – Tulsa, OK
04/30/10 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
05/01/10 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
05/02/10 Jaxx Nightclub – W. Springfield, VA

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3 Inches Of Blood Posts New Music Video

3 Inches of Blood have posted a new music video online through Bloody Disgusting. The video for "Battles and Brotherhood," which is off their latest album "Here Waits Thy Doom," can be viewed at this location.

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Arsis Reveals Special Edition Album Artwork

Virginia metallers Arsis have revealed the Mark Riddick artwork & track listing for the limited edition version of "Starve For The Devil," which is set to be released in North America on February 9th, 2010. The special edition artwork can be viewed here and the standard edition artwork can be viewed here.

The Nuclear Blast mail order edition of "Starve For The Devil" (limited to 1,000 copies) will come with a slip case and features two bonus tracks (one being a cover of King Diamond’s “The Lake”). The single-disc vinyl version is limited to 500 copies and will feature the same track listing + bonus tracks as the mail order edition.

1. Forced To Rock
2. A March For The Sick
3. From Soulless To Shattered (Art In Dying)
4. Beyond Forlorn
5. The Ten Of Swords
6. Closer To Cold
7. Sick Perfection
8. Half Past Corpse O'Clock
9. Escape Artist
10. Sable Rising
BONUS TRACKS
1. A Pound Of Flesh (For The Hell Of It)
2. The Lake - King Diamond Cover

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Augury Parts Ways With Drummer

Montreal based technical death metallers Augury have announced the departure of their drummer Antoine Baril.

Antoine Baril commented:

"I’m very sad to have to announce my departure from Augury. Some personal and professional reasons have made multiple tours impossible for me at the moment. I wish all the best for Augury because those wonderful guys are making incredibly good music. I will never forget those memorable shows and I would like to thank everyone for their support on the road everywhere we've been on tour."

Augury also commented:

"Augury thanks Antoine for all the good times and excellent music, and we wish him well in all aspects of his life. He will remain a close friend for all of us. For the upcoming tour with Vader, drummer Robin ‘Frog’ Stone from Australian industrial metal mad scientists The Amenta will take over the drum throne. He is a very tight and skilled drummer, having learned our set in a matter of hours. We have a new drummer ready in Montreal for the upcoming tours. Videos and name will be revealed soon.”

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Vrangsinn To Debut New Album At Art Exhibition

Daniel Vrangsinn, bass player with Norwegian black metal band Carpathian Forest and founder of the Misantrof AntiLabel, will debut his new album “Phobia” at the "Do What Thou Wilt Shall Be The Key To The World" art exhibition. The exhibition will open at the Kurant Art Gallery in Tromsø, Norway, on Friday 13 November.

The exhibition features eight national and international artists from satanic/occult/black metal backgrounds, whose art deals with the darker aspects of life. "Do What Thou Wilt Shall Be The Key To The World" will comprise traditional mediums such as paintings and sculptures, alongside pieces of video art such as “Phobia," as each song on the album can either be listened to as a straightforward music track, or watched as a video. More...

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Gallows Changes November 18th Tour Date Venue

Gallows has issued the following announcement about changing the venue for their November 18th tour date with AFI:

"The A.F.I. concert originally scheduled for the Pompano Beach Amphitheater on Wednesday November 18 has moved venues to Revolution Live, 200 West Broward Boulevard in Ft. Lauderdale. We will still be playing this show.

"Tickets already purchased for the Pompano Beach show will be honored at Revolution Live. Additional General Admission tickets are still available for $26.50 in advance and $28.00 day of show. Tickets are on sale now at all TicketMaster Outlets and at the Revolution Live Box Office or charge-by-phone: Broward, (954) 523-3309; Miami-Dade, 305) 358-5885; Palm Beach, (561) 966-3309."

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Nile Announces New Album Chart Positions

Last Tuesday, November 3rd saw the North American release date of "Those Whom The Gods Detest," the latest album from Egyptian themed technical death metallers Nile. The band has announced that "Those Whom The Gods Detest" landed the following Billboard chart entries:

#160 on the Top 200
#27 on Top Hard Music Albums

The new tracks "Permitting The Noble Dead To Descend To The Underworld" and "Utterances of The Crawling Dead" can be heard at Nile's MySpace page.

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Entrapment Streaming Nihilist Cover Online

Newly formed Dutch metallers Entrapment have posted a cover online of a Nihilist track. The song "Supposed to Rot" can be heard at the official Entrapment MySpace page.

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Immolation Issues Studio Update

Immolation has posted a new studio recording blog through Decibel Magazine. Excerpts from the blog follow:

"Since the last update, Bob and I spent the remainder of the week laying down the guitar and bass rhythm tracks. As soon as Bob was finished up with the rhythms, he then had to go song by song and record all the additional guitar rhythms and overlay sections. This became a long and involved process because there were so many layers in the songs that it became hard to keep track without referring to the pre-production. As soon as he thought he was all finished with one song, he would check the pre-production demos and realize he had more to go. So this is how it went for most of Friday and all day Saturday. I managed to finish up the bass tracks on Friday night hoping to get in there Saturday to start vocals, but this didn’t happen. After spending almost two full days with the additional guitar parts, Bob was ready to start leads, but now we were running out of time. We essentially had one day to get all the leads and vocals done, which we knew wasn’t realistic. More...

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Leaves' Eyes Confirmed For Prog Power XI

Leaves' Eyes has been confirmed for next year's ProgPower USA XI festival, which takes place on September 8th-11th in Atlanta, Georgia. Other currently confirmed bands include Kamelot, Hammerfall, Nocturnal Rites, Tarot, Tyr, Delain, Seventh Wonder, DGM, Oceans of Sadness, Stormwarrior, Paradox, and Illusion Suite. More info on the festival can be found here.

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Opeth Issues Tour Recap

Front man Mikael Akerfeldt of Opeth has issued the following recap of their European Progressive Nation tour alongside Dream Theater and Unexpect:

"Yes, time for another update! Aren't you excited!!!??? Meh...

"I just got back home from Tel Aviv/Israel where we had an amazing show! Loved it! We played a bit funky (not as in swinging, more as in a bit ‘shit’) but it was alright. Crowd was AWESOME! Loud, big and steaming HOT! On top of things, downing a few cold beers on the beach around midnight in 22 degrees celcius is NOT bad, when it's November, and you're...Swedish. Yuri (promotor) took great care of us, I even had red roses in my room and a little plate of fruit + 2 showers. It was extravagant, I felt like a fatter, uglier and less talented Mariah Carey.

"Anyways, we also just recently finished the Progressive nation Euro tour with our buddies Dream theater, Bigelf and Unexpect. It was a great nice tour and we had many good shows. I can't say which one was the best, but it was certainly amazing to play Hovet in our hometown. It's where we all used to go and see metal shows in the 80's. Love that place, but I admit, when we're up there I was feeling like....’OK, whatever’. It was like any stage really. Wembley arena was cool too. Spektrum in Oslo, that place in Rome. Ahoy in Rotterdam....several kickass venues and several kickass crowds. More...

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Mnemic Reveals New Album Details

Danish metallers Mnemic have announced their fourth studio album "Sons Of The System" is scheduled for release on January 15, 2010 (Europe) and January 26, 2010 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover artwork can be viewed here.

The North American version of the album will include the following track list:

1. Sons of The System
2. Diesel Uterus
3. Mnightmare
4. The Erasing
5. Climbning Towards Stars
6. March of The Tripods
7. Fate
8. Hero(in)
9. Elongated Sporadic Bursts
10. Within
11. Orbiting
BONUS TRACKS:
12. Dreamjunkie
13. Orbsons of The System REMIX by LEATHERSTRIP
(U.S. Exclusive Bonus Track)
14. Judgement Journey (Digital Bonus Track - Worldwide)
+ DIGITAL ONLY - iTunes exclusive More...

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Eric Peterson Announces Guitar Clinic

Testament / Dragonlord guitarist Eric Peterson has announced he will be hosting a metal guitar clinic at the Musician's Institue in Los Angeles, CA on November 19th, 2009. During the clinic Eric will share his approach to riff writing, album production, soloing, touring, and leading a successful metal band for two decades and counting. More information on the clinic can be found at this location.

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Agnostic Front Announces U.S. Tour

New York hardcore legends Agnostic Front has announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour of the West coast and South west of the United States in January to celebreate the re-release of their classic records, "United Blood" and "Victim In Pain." They will be joined on the trek by Death By Stereo.

The tour dates are as follows:

January 15 - San Francisco, CA - Thee Parkside
January 17 - San Jose, CA - Voodoo Lounge
January 19 - Las Vegas, NV - Cheyenne Saloon
January 21 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
January 22 - Dallas, TX - Trees
January 23 - Austin, TX - Red Seven
January 24 - Houston, TX - Walter's
January 25 - Corpus Christi, TX - Zero's
January 26 - San Antonio, TX - The Rock Bottom
January 27 - El Paso, TX - Take 2
January 29 - San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
January 30 - Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Concert Theatre

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Jack Slater Reveals New Album Details

Jack Slater has issued the following update about releasing a new album:

"Our 4th album is gonna be called 'Extinction Aftermath' and will contain 10 tracks that easily be the best songs Jack Slater has recorded yet! Svencho, sexy Singer of Aborted, again did a great job with the cover and somehow connects with the artwork from our last album 'Blut/Macht/Frei'. We printed some covers for the label promo and they look really awesome! I like!

"The album will contain pretty diverse tracks, all death metal, but everyone with a slightly different approach. For example, the 4th track 'Funkenflug' will be something you have never heard before from Jack Slater, but you will love it! I promise! Every track turned out great and will please everyone who likes intelligent death metal, that's more than just blasting away. All we have left to do is find a fitting label and a release date, then it's time to unleash the album."

The track list for "Extinction Aftermath" is as follows:

1. Pheromon
2. Dysthymia
3. Martyr
4. Funkenflug
5. Happy Hour
6. Omniscience
7. 4 8 15 16 23 42
8. Konstrukt
9. Resser Frednik
10. Extinction Aftermath

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Resurrected Streaming New Song Online

Germany's Resurrected are currently streaming a new song online from their upcoming album "Fierce," which is set to be release some time in December. The track "Urge To Murder" can be heard at the band's official MySpace page.

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

1. New reign rising
2. Gun shot victim
3. Tortured by deities
4. Mental retardation
5. Urge to murder
6. Slumdog ....
7. Perverse consecration
8. Divine masturbation
9. Day Of Suffering*
10. Hindsight

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Katatonia Posts "Day And Then The Shade" Video

Katatonia has posted a new music video online for “Day And Then The Shade,” the first single from their latest album "Night is the New Day." The video, which was directed by Lasse Hoile, can be viewed below.

Katatonia: Day And Then The Shade video

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Evile Reveals Memorial Show Details

British thrash metal group Evile has revealed some more details regarding the forthcoming memorial shows the band has announced in England. The band will be joined by Irish thrash metal band Gama Bomb as well as London based thrash metal group Mutant and Bristol based thrash outfit Seregon for the shows. The concerts are being held to remember the bands bass player Mike Alexander who tragically passed away while the band was on tour with Amon Amarth last month in Sweden. A huge raffle will be taking place at the shows which include signed items from big name metal bands and limited edition prizes. The shows will be held on December 7th, 2009 at Rio's in Leeds and December 8th, 2009 at the Underworld in London. Tickets are £8 in advance and can only be purchased at the venues or £10 on the door. All money made from the shows will be going towards the family of Mike Alexander. To view a list of the raffle prizes, you can head over to the Mike Alexander memorial website.

Evile lead guitarist Ol Drake comments: "These two nights are for all the friends and fans of Mike who haven't had a real chance to say goodbye, and also for us to hold something a lot more appropriate than any funeral could be. Mike wasn't religious, and his beliefs were solely based in music, so there is no better way to say goodbye. He lived for music and metal. We picked a few bands who Mike liked and we'll no doubt be playing a few covers on the night. We're holding a raffle with LOTS of items kindly donated by some amazing people and bands from around the world. Keep an eye on our sites for details of these - please come along and grab a raffle ticket - all money is going to the family."

Gama Bomb frontman Philly Byrne adds: "It's a real honour to play these shows for Mike. He was a star of a man and a brilliant friend, and it'll be great to do something for his family and friends. We're sure everyone will show their support for him at the shows."

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Mercenary Parts Ways With Three Members

Danish power metal outfit Mercenary has announced that they have parted ways with vocalist Mikke Sandager, drummer Mike Park and keyboard player Morten Sandager. A message from guitar player Jakob Molbjerg reads as follows:

"Well, well, changes that have been underway for a long time can sometimes come about in the blink of an eye. Last week, Mike (Park, drums) told us that he wanted to leave the band permanently. The rest of us did some serious thinking and soul-searching, sat down and had ‘the big talk’ and came to the agreement that the only way to continue the band was to part ways with Mikkel (Sandager, vocals) and Morten (Sandager, keys) as well. During the last year we have been working on a new album and it has become clear that we no longer share the same vision and enthusiasm about the direction and the future of the band. Martin (Buus, lead guitar), Rene (Pedersen, bass/vocals), Mike and I wanted to play faster, heavier and more modern (yet old school) material, but for the band as a whole this evidently didn't work out.

"In many ways this is a painful choice. But it also allows us to close a chapter in the band's career and our shared lives, that we're all immensely proud off, in a dignified way that doesn't let ourselves or our fans down. Nobody would be better off if we released an album that we didn't all truly believe in and felt as fiercely passionate about as we have done about all of our past albums. More...

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Overkill Announces European Tour Dates

New Jersey based thrash metal legends Overkill has announced a series of headlining shows in Europe and South America which has been dubbed "Killfest." The tour will kick off in February next year in the Netherlands. The band will be touring in support of their forthcoming studio album, "Ironbound" which is scheduled for release in January 2010 through E1/Koch Records in North America and Nuclear Blast Records throughout the rest of the world.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Cannibal Corpse Announces South American Tour

American death metal legends Cannibal Corpse has announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour of South America in February of next year. A message from bass player Alex Webster reads as follows:

"We are very excited to announce our 2010 Latin American tour. We have always had intense shows down there and we expect more of the same on this run. We are really looking forward to performing for all of our great fans in Central and South America... see you in February!"

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Slayer Enters The Billboard Charts At No. 12

American thrash metal legends Slayer have entered the Billboard album charts with their latest studio album, "World Painted Blood" at number twelve. The band achieved this rank after selling over 41,000 copies of the album in it's first week of release. The band's previous album, "Christ Illusion" entered the Billboard album charts at number five when it was released in 2006.

"World Painted Blood" has achieved it's highest charting position in Germany where it debuted at number seven in the German album charts and has also entered the top ten in Australia where it came in at number nine. The album also reached the number fifteen position in Holland, the number sixteen position in New Zealand and number forty one in the United Kingdom.

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Decapitated Announces U.K Tour

Polish death metal outfit Decapitated has announced that they will be bringing their new lineup to the United Kingdom in February of next year for a headlining tour along with Kataklysm and Man Must Die. Kataklysm will not be performing at the show in London however.

The tour dates are as follows:

February 1 Birmingham O2 Academy II
February 2 Glasgow Ivory Blacks
February 3 Manchester Moho Live
February 4 Bristol Bierkeller
February 5 Reading Sub89
February 6 Leeds Rio's
February 7 Wrexham Central Station
February 8 London Islington O2 Academy

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Drudkh's "Lebedynyy Shlyakh" Reissue Announced

Season of Mist has announced that the latest in a series of back-catalogue reissues from Ukranian metal band Drudkh will be the restored and remastered edition of "Lebedynyy Shlyakh (The Swan Road)," which will hit the stores on next January 18th.

In the meantime, you can now hear a full song from the reissue of "Autumn Aurora" on the label's MySpace player.

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Pyramids with Nadja Streaming New Album Online

We're a little late on noticing this one, but Hydrahead is streaming the recent release of Pyramids with Nadja, a massive collaborative effort between Pyramids, Nadja and a number of otherwise established musicians. The instrumentation on this record might be described as an energized ambient, infused with an intelligent ear for avant-garde metal and an almost indiscernible adherence to a sort of pop sensibility. Pyramids with Nadja successfully melds the still unparalleled compositional methodology developed in Pyramids' "s/t" album with Nadja's trademarked dirge-like shoegaze. All members of Pyramids and Nadja perform on all four tracks on the record.

Pyramids with Nadja also features: Simon Raymonde of Cocteau Twins and This Mortal Coil (performs bass on track one and four), Albin Julius of Der Blutharsch (performs vocals on track four), Chris Simpson of Mineral (performs vocals on track two), Colin Marston of Dysrhythmia and Behold the Arctopus (co-produced/engineered track one) and James Plotkin of Khanate, Khlyst, O.L.D. Phantomsmasher (mixed and mastered the entire album). And if that weren't enough, Ulver and Lustmord remixed the track, "Into the Silent Waves," for a limited 12", to be released on Hydra Head early 2010.

You can stream "Pyramids with Nadja" here.

Here's the "Pyramids with Nadja" tracklisting:

1. Into the Silent Waves
2. Another War
3. The Sound of Ice and Grass
4. An Angel Was Heard to Cry Over the City of Rome

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As I Lay Dying Frontman Posts Update

As I Lay Dying/Austrian Death Machine frontman Tim Lambesis has checked in with an update regarding the next As I Lay Dying album. His message reads as follows:

"We've released little bits of information here or there in previous news posts and blogs, but there are still questions coming in concerning what we've been up to. Below is an unquestionably obvious outline concerning our future plans...

1) We started working on new album.

2) We started recording that new album a few weeks ago with Adam D & Daniel Castleman at the reigns (and JMR for a couple weeks). More...

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Steven Tyler Has Not Left Aerosmith

Aerosmith's lead vocalist Steven Tyler has announced that the previous rumours that he will be leaving Aerosmith are not true. He joined Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry's band The Joe Perry Project on stage recently to perform the classic, "Walk This Way" before announcing he was not leaving the legendary rock outfit. You can check out fan filmed footage below. More...

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Martyrdom Signs To Mediaskare Records

Mediaskare Records has announced the signing of Sacramento, California deathcore band MARTYRDOM. They recently just recorded their new album, which will be released in early 2010. In the meantime, check out three new songs on Martyrdom's MySpace player.

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