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Metal News for November 11, 2010

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Raskasta Joulua 2010 Shows Announced

This year's The Raskasta Joulua (Heavy Christmas) shows have been announced. In Raskasta Joulua, Finland's finest heavy metal voices sing and perform different Christmas songs in Finnish and heavy renditions.

Anthriel has announced that they will be warming up the Raskasta Joulua concert at Tullikamari Pakkahuone on November 26th. At that show you'll hear:

JP Leppäluoto ( Charon )
Jarkko Ahola ( Teräsbetoni )
Tuple Salmela ( Tarot )
Ari Koivunen ( Amoral )

Here are the upcoming concerts according to the Raska Joulu MySpace page:

Nov 20 2010 @ 10:00P - Imatran Kylpylä Imatra, FINLAND
Nov 26 2010 @ 10:00P - Pakkahuone Tampere, FINLAND
Nov 27 2010 @ 10:00P - Raahesali Raahe, FINLAND
Nov 30 2010 @ 9:00P - Yksityistilaisuus Helsinki, FINLAND
Dec 3 2010 @ 10:00P - Rikala-Sali Salo, FINLAND
Dec 4 2010 @ 10:00P - Finlandia-Klubi Lahti, FINLAND
Dec 5 2010 @ 3:00P - Keravasali Kerava, FINLAND
Dec 5 2010 @ 11:00P - Osmantupa Eura, FINLAND
Dec 10 2010 @ 10:00P - Himos Areena Jämsä, FINLAND
Dec 11 2010 @ 10:30P - Klubi Turku, FINLAND
Dec 15 2010 @ 7:00P - Akustiikka Ylivieska, FINLAND
Dec 16 2010 @ 7:00P - Musiikkikeskus Kuopio, FINLAND
Dec 17 2010 @ 10:00P - Bar & Night Vaakuna Mikkeli, FINLAND
Dec 18 2010 @ 3:00P - Tavastia Helsinki, FINLAND
Dec 18 2010 @ 9:00P - Tavastia Helsinki, FINLAND

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Hemina Announces Tour Dates In Support of EP

Hemina has announced their tour plans in support of their debut EP, "As We Know It." The EP is currently available for free download for a limited time only.

The series of live performances, entitled "As We Now Tour It," will start at the YARR-FEST at the Gaelic in Sydney, where they will share the stage with some of Australia’s best melodic metal bands such as LORD and Voyager. Here are the latest Hemina tour dates:

29th October @ YARR-FEST, The Gaelic, Surry Hills (EP Launch Show) w/ LORD, Dreadnaught (VIC), Voyager (WA), Se Bon Ki Ra (SA)
6th November @ Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle w/ Lacrymae (WA), Typhos
13th November @ Club Carnage, Newtown RSL, Newtown w/ Mass Burial, Altars (SA), Avarin, Hate Disciple (QLD)
10th December @ Sirens, Terrigal w/ Shadowmill, Isle Of Ruin, and The Greenroom Massacre
17th December @ Valve Bar and Venue, Tempe w/ Friar Rush, Sobrusion, Avarin, The Sacred Truth, and Red Bee
31st December @ Sandringham Hotel, Newtown w/ Rampage, Born from the Ashes (QLD), Arcadia (SA), Black Horizon
15th January @ The Cabbage Tree Hotel, Wollongong w/ TBA
22nd January @ UNDER THE SOUTHERN CROSS 3, Sandringham Hotel, Newtown w/ Earth (VIC), Embodied (VIC), Darker Half, Killrazer, The Veil, Nemesphyxia, Headhammer, Moredhel (VIC), Mhorgl (WA), Letters of Carnage, and more TBA.
28th January @ Club Led, Newcastle District Tennis Club, Broadmeadow w/ TBA

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The Browning Posts Video Update Online

Dallas, Texas four-piece metal band THE BROWNING recently signed a worldwide deal with Earache Records and released a digital EP, entitled "Standing On The Edge." Their Earache Records debut full-length album is due to be released in 2011. THE BROWNING has also posted a new video in which the band announce their signing to Earache, discuss their new digital EP and preview some exclusive samples of the incredible new music they're working on. Check out the video below:


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Animals As Leaders Posts New Music Video Online

Progressive instrumental metal band ANIMALS AS LEADERS has debuted the music video for the track, “CAFO,” exclusively at GuitarWorld.com. The track comes from their 2009 self titled debut on Prosthetic Records. The video was directed by Scott Hansen, who’s previously done videos for Willie Nelson, The Devil Wears Prada, A Day To Remember, amongst others. The video also features animation and visual effects by AFTER, who have collaborated with the band on past art and graphic design.

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All Ends Posts New Music Video Online

Sweden's All Ends has released the of­fi­cial music video to their sin­gle "Gen­er­a­tion Dis­grace," which is tak­en from their new­ al­bum "A Road to De­pres­sion." Watch the video below:

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Drawn And Quartered Issues Studio Update

Seattle death metal band DRAWN AND QUARTERED has issued the following brief studio update:

"DRAWN AND QUARTERED have scheduled December 4th and 5th to finish tracking some guitar leads and vocals for their upcoming 6th full length studio record."

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Lightning Swords Of Death Streaming Song

Stereogum is currently streaming the song "Invoke The Desolate One," the third track off of the Lightning Swords of Death album "The Extra Dimensional Wound," which is released earlier this year. The second official studio offering (and first for Metal Blade Records) from the Southern California black metal horde was recorded in Corona, California at Trench Studios by guitarist Roska with John Haddad handling engineering duties, and was mixed and mastered by Sverker "Necro" Widgren at the legendary Necromorbus Studios in Stockholm Sweden. You can check out the song this location.

The band also has the following upcoming live show:

12/17/2010 The Blvd - Los Angeles, CA

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Burning Human Announces Home Town Show

Burning Human has issued the following announcement about playing a home town show:

"In the 15 plus years of Burning Human, we have NEVER played our hometown of Troy, NY. On December 4th, that is all about to change. This will also be your last chance to see Burning Human for a while, because we are going to concentrate on writing and recording our next CD. Don't miss this!"

The promotional poster for the show can also be viewed at this location.

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WMG Purchases Roadrunner Records

It has been announced that Roadrunner Records, one of the industry's longest running metal and hard rock labels, has now been fully purchased by Warner Music Group. Warner had previously bought 73.5% of the company in 2007. An internal memo from label founder and CEO Cees Wessels announcing the changes, as appearing on Billboard's website, can be read below:

"Since joining the Warner Music family, we have enjoyed some of our greatest creative and commercial successes as a label. Most importantly, we have retained our unique identity while also expanding our horizons, thanks in part to the tremendous expertise and experience we can tap into as part of the Warner Music family and the relationships we have built with our Warner Music colleagues around the world.

"I am very proud that Roadrunner is now a fully-fledged stable mate of such iconic labels as Atlantic , Warner Bros. Records, Elektra, Asylum and Rhino, and I believe that we are in this position thanks to our team’s hard work and consistently original approach over the years. The vast majority of our staff around the world will experience little or no change to their roles.

"However after carefully reviewing our operations, we have decided to transfer the support functions across to our Warner Music colleagues in some territories. This is not an easy process to undertake, but we believe that, by making these changes, we can take Roadrunner to the next level by focusing our resources on marketing our existing line-up of acclaimed artists as well as discovering the stars of tomorrow."

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Kylesa And Clutch To Tour Together

Progressive sludge metal act Kylesa and hard rockers Clutch have announced a small batch of co-headlining tour dates for the United Stated. Support on the mini-tour will come from Righteous Fool. You can view the list of confirmed dates, cities and venues below:

12/27 Richmond, VA – The National
12/28 Clifton Park, NY – Northern Lights
12/29 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
12/30 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
12/31 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel

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Turisas Reveals New Album Details

Finnish symphonic metal act Turisas has set "Stand Up And Fight" as the title of its forthcomingn third album. The new record will be released through Century Media Recordsin North America on February 8, 2011.

Turisas frontman Mathias "Warlord" Nygard commented on the album by saying:

"After a 16-month break from touring, focusing fully on the work on our third album, I'm happy to tell you that we're DONE! The workload has been enormous, and at times I've wished I'd known better, formed a punk rock band and kept things simple! But to achieve real progress, you really have to dig deep and see what you're made of. Take bites so big, you almost choke. We've stayed true to our ideology of releasing music only when we have something new to come out with, not repeating ourselves or just copying what we've done in the past to feed the market. Now that we're done with studios, we're all extremely excited to get back on the road again, and as our latest visit to North America is long overdue, coming over in January with Cradle Of Filth is something we're all very much looking forward to. We had a great time touring with them in Europe in 2009, so this should be killer! Now we only have to figure out how to play these new songs!"

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The Gates Of Slumber To Record New Album

The Gates Of Slumber have announced that it will enter England's Orgone Studios later this month with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano to begin recording its new album. The as-yet-untitled effort is planned for a spring 2011 release through Rise Above Records.

The Gates Of Slumber recently announced the addition of drummer "Cool Clyde" Paradis the group's

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Gwar To Play "Tap Tap Revenge 3" With Fans

Gwar has issued the following announcement about playing the "Tap Tap Revenge 3" iPhone app with fans:

"Listen up human filth! You could have the chance to battle metal masters, GWAR, in a live, online game in Tap Tap Revenge 3! Just download and play 'Zombie's March!' in TTR3 between now and Sunday night. The top 30 scorers will be invited to a private, LIVE, TTR3 fight to the death with a member of GWAR!! You better start practicing..."

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Disturbed Posts Music Video Teaser Online

Chicago hard rock act Disturbed have uploaded a short video teaser for its next music video. The video was shot for the track "The Animal." You can view the video below:

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I The Breather Announces New Shows

I The Breather has just announced a December tour with As Blood Runs Black, Thick As Blood, In The Midst of Lions, and more. The tour kicks off on 12/2 at the Whisky in Hollywood, CA. The currently confirmed I The Breather shows are as follows:

11/12 The Nitty Gritty w/ We Are Defiance, The Great Commission Rancho Cucamonga, California
11/13 Epicenter w/ IMPENDING DOOM, We are Defiance, The Great Commission Sand Diego, California
11/16 El Cien w/ We are Defiance Armarillo, Texas
11/17 Marquee Theatre w/ We Are Defiance Tulsa, Oklahoma
11/19 The Madhatter w/ We are Defiance Covington, Kentucky
11/20 The 7 Venue BBQ FEST 5 Douglasville, Georgia
12/2 The Whisky Hollywood, CA
12/3 Soma San Diego, CA
12/4 VVew Victorville, CA
12/5 Nile Phoenix, AZ
12/6 Gators Farmington, NM
12/7 The Fusion Factory Albuquerque, NM
12/8 Conservatory Oklahoma City, OK
12/9 El Torreon Kansas City, MO
12/10 Pop's St. Louis, MO
12/11 Harpos Detroit, MI
12/12 Peabody's Cleveland, OH
12/13 Emerson Theatre Indianapolis, IN
12/14 The Muse Nashville, TN
12/15 Sector 7G Augusta, GA

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KillWhitneyDead Issues Band Update

KillWhitneyDead has issued the following announcement about the band's upcoming album and lining up 2011 tour dates:

"Well, since KWD did not tour this summer it's been slow moving for us here in camp KWD, but I am happy to report that KWD have been working on our (long overdue) new album, Ever Thine. Ever Mine. Ever Ours. Progress has been slow, but it's coming along.

"Aside from that we have also begun a different release to help get new creative juices flowing again. KWD is hoping to have a special brand new EP package release for Valentine's Day. Yes, the holiday that everyone loves will now be ruined by KWD! We are currently discussing doing a special package deal of 7", CDEP and shirt. We hope to have 2 new songs and a cover song for everyone to enjoy while we continue to work on the album. Stay tuned for more details as the come available.

"So, there has also been talk of a tour this coming summer. We aren't sure if it will be full US or not. Timing is critical for us and we may only be able to do 3 weeks this summer. So if that becomes the case we will be only hitting some of our favorite spots to see our friends again (maybe for the last time, who knows). We do have a new line-up consisting of past and current KWD members, so it should be an interesting twist in our history as a band. Plus, it was time to shake things up a bit."

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Watain Video Interview Available

Erik Danielsson of Swedish black metal act Watain recently conducted a video interview with The Daily Rock. Video of the interview can be seen in the two clips below.


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While Heaven Wept Streaming Entire Live Album

While Heaven Wept is set to release the "Triumph:Tragedy:Transcendence - Live At The Hammer Of Doom Festival" CD/DVD set via Cruz Del Sur Music on December 7th, 2010 in North America and November 19th in Europe. All eight tracks from the release are currently available for streaming through the official While Heaven Wept MySpace page.

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Infernaeon Posts Tour Report

Florida metallers Infernaeon are in the middle of a cross country trek with Gwar, The Casualties, and Mobile Death Camp. The band has posted a new video blog online through Metal Injection, which can be viewed below.

Click Here To Watch The Video

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Orphaned Land Video Interview Available

Kobi Farhi, lead man for Israel’s own Orphaned Land, chatted with Hank Pearl of The Daily Rock before the band’s September 17th, 2010 performance at Reggie’s Rock Club in Chicago. The first half of the video can be seen below and the second half is available after the jump.


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Hull Posts Footage Of New Song

Brooklyn, New York-based triple-guitar led sludge act Hull recently came out of hiding to play a surprise CMJ performance with Kylesa at Public Assembly. The performance brought with it a new, as-yet-untitled track from the band's upcoming full-length. You can see the video clip below. Hull's sophomore full-length will be co-produced by Brett Romnes (who played drums on the band's "Viking Funeral" EP, initially self-released in 2007) and mixed by Bill Anderson (Sleep, High On Fire, Neurosis, EHG, Melvins et al). A May 2011 street date is expected.

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Anathema Video Interview Available

Rockpages.gr recently conducted an interview Anathema's Daniel Cavanagh. Footage from the interview can be viewed below.

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Hibria Announces New Album Release

Hibria has issued the following announcement about releasing the new "Blind Ride" album:

"Hibria proudly announces the release of their new album named Blind Ride in Japan on January 26th, 2011, through King Records. Brazilian, European, and American release dates are yet to be announced. Hibria's 'Blind Ride' was mixed and mastered in New York at Machine Shop.

"The band has recently inked a deal with Base 2 Productions, also in charge of the management of Sepultura and Angra. More details soon!"

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Reverend Kill Annouces Lineup Change

Reverend Kill has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's vocalist and drummer:

"Vocalist Graham Harris and drummer Vinnie Cardelli have left the fold. The band has been holding tryouts and we will be announcing their replacements soon. The people we have in mind are more than adequate for the spots and we will be getting a little more grimey. We will be there to support the release of the War and Conflict CD."

You can also check out Reverend Kill's music via the band's MySpace page.

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Batillus Comments On Signing To Seventh Rule

Seventh Rule Recordings recently announced the signing of New York doom act Batillus. The band has now checked in with the following statement about the signing:

"Seventh Rule Recordings will be releasing our debut full-length LP, to be called ‘Furnace,’ in the spring of next year. We have been talking with the label for some time, getting acquainted, and it’s clear that Seventh Rule and Batillus are on the same page artistically and ethically and we are extraordinarily grateful for the opportunity to work with such a like-minded label. Seventh Rule has released the music of bands such as Indian, Coffinworm, Buried at Sea, and Plague Bringer, among others, and we’re honored to join their ranks.

"‘Furnace’ will be released by Seventh Rule in North America and the UK in CD, vinyl, and digital formats, and by Vendetta Records in continental Europe on vinyl only. Vendetta, which recently released a split 12? LP featuring Batillus and Hallowed Butchery, has been a strong supporter of the band for a year now."

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Ceremonial Perfection Announces Album Release

Estonia's Ceremonial Perfection has issued the following announcement about the release of the band's upcoming album:

"'Alone in the End' will be out 11/1/11 through FONO ltd in Russian and CIS-countries. 'Alone in the End' will hit the largest shops of the country in two editions: a colorful digipack and a deluxe edition, which include the album, t-shirt, patch and poster."

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Intro
2. Symbols and processes
3. Blinding White
4. Havoc
5. Autumn Of Memories
6. Through your devil nature
7. My labyrinth
8. Asymmetry
9. Tomorrow of today

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Procession Announces European Shows

Chile's Procession has issued the following announcement about upcoming European tour dates:

"We think it´s time to start spreading the word about this... Procession - Tour of Doom MMXI (January/February 2011). We have already confirmed the opening dates for this 2nd doomed travesty:

Wed. 19/1 Tampere, Jack The Rooster - Finland
Thu. 20/1 Helsinki, Lepakkomies - Finland
Fri. 21/1 Turku, Klubi - Finland
Sat. 22/1 Jyväskylä, Lutakko – Finland

"Plus, for the 2nd time, some dates in the mighty ginger Republic Of Ireland:

Thu. 3/2 Cork, An Cruiscin Lan - Ireland
Fri. 4/2 Dublin,The Pint/Eden Quay - Ireland
Sat. 5/2 Belfast, Ireland (TBC) More...

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Full Blown Chaos Posts New Song Online

The new song "The Walking Dead" from the upcoming self-titled release by Full Blown Chaos is now available for streaming on the band's MySpace player.

The album contains 13 tracks and is due out on Ironclad Recordings/Metal Blade Records on February 1, 2011 in North America. "Full Blown Chaos" will also see releases in Europe on Plastic Head and in Japan on Howling Bull.

Here is the "Full Blown Chaos" tracklisting and cover at:

'Full Blown Chaos' cover art1. Doomageddon
2. Villains
3. Rise & Conquer
4. The Walking Dead
5. Silence is Golden
6. Die Like You Live
7. Gravedigger
8. Guttermouth
9. War Machine
10. Battle Hymns and Broken Bones
11. C.O.B.R.A.
12. Cain Marko
13. The Path I Walk

Full Blown Chaos is currently on a headlining tour in the U.S. Remaining dates are as follows:

Fri-Nov 12, 10 Nashville, TN The Muse
Sat-Nov 13, 10 Alma, AR Swad shop
Sun-Nov 14, 10
Mon-Nov 15, 10 Houston, TX Numbers
Tue-Nov 16, 10 Austin, TX Dirty Dog
Wed-Nov 17, 10 Dallas, TX Trees
Thur-Nov 18, 10
Fri-Nov 19, 10 Wichita, KS Lizard Lounge
Sat-Nov 20, 10 Kansas City, MO After Shock
Sun-Nov 21, 10
Mon-Nov 22, 10 St. Louis, MO Fubar

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Darkest Era Completes New Album

Northern Ireland metal band DARKEST ERA has recently completed work on their forthcoming album, "The Last Caress of Light," and have issued the following update:

"It is with great pleasure that we announce we have finished work on our debut album; to be titled The Last Caress of Light. The album is a work of dark, stormy, epic heavy metal that we are proud to release upon the world. Chris Fielding did a fantastic job in capturing the Celtic atmosphere of our songs while bringing out our heavy metal influences from bands like Warlord. We are very excited about it" comments vocalist Krum. Guitarist Sarah Wieghell adds; "It has been an incredible experience recording our debut album for Metal Blade, the songs came out better than even we were expecting. I think we've made a really strong record to be proud of, I can't wait for people to hear it!"

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Iron Maiden Announces U.K. Tour Dates

British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden has announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour of the United Kingdom next summer. This will be the final leg of the band's "Final Frontier" world tour.

Speaking on the tour, bassist and founder Steve Harris commented: "Everything in the Maiden camp has been so full on these last five years or so that we haven't travelled around the UK to play for our home fans for almost that long. These fans supported us by coming to Twickenham Stadium, Reading and Leeds Festivals, Download and more recently Sonisphere so we thought we should get off our backsides and do the travelling this time and get round the country to see them all. We very much look forward to playing all four home countries and a couple of places we haven’t been for a very long time, Aberdeen and Belfast! And playing the O2 gets us as close to the East End of London where Maiden started off than we have been for many a year, probably since the Ruskin Arms! All in all l think this is going to be a very special series of shows and a wonderful way to end this whole world tour. We intend to take the full stadium show into the UK arenas and fit everything we possibly can into each venue. The set list will be different to this year’s tour. Of course we will play more songs from the new album and some other recent material, but we intend to include a healthy dose of older fan favourites too for those who haven’t seen us before, plus a spectacular light show and stage set, not forgetting, of course, …Eddie!"

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Budgie Singer Hospitalized

Burke Shelley, the lead singer and bassist of Welsh rock legends Budgie, was rushed to hospital on Tuesday (November 9th,) where he underwent emergency surgery. As a result, the band's European tour has been cancelled. A message from the band's management reads as follows:

"Burke Shelley was admitted to hospital after complaining of pains in his abdomen on Tuesday, November 9th in Wejherowo. A team of surgeons was quickly assembled to operate on the singer and bassist who was diagnosed as having a 6 cm aneurism of the aorta.Tests revealed that Burke’s aorta was leaking blood into the outer wall of the aneurism which could have burst at any time. He underwent a two hour 40 minute operation in the evening and he is being kept in the intensive care ward."

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Witchaven Confirms Festival Appearance

Witchaven is the next act to be confirmed for the 2011 edition of the Maryland Deathfest. Maryland Deathfest IX is set to take place between May 26th, 27th, 28th and 29th, 2011 at Sonar in Baltimore.

The confirmed line-up is:

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Porcupine Tree Posts DVD Clip Online

British progressive rock icons Porcupine Tree have posted a new clip from its latest DVD release "Anesthetize." The clip features the band's full performance of the track "Sleep Together" which is taken from its 2007 album "Fear of a Blank Planet." You can view the video below:

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