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Metal News for November 15, 2010

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45 news articles posted on this day.

Silverstein Signs With Hopeless Records

Canadian melodic hardcore act Silverstein have announced its signing with Hopeless Records. The deal comes in time for the band to release a five song digital EP, titled "Transitions," through the label on December 7th. An as-yet untitled new full-length offering will follow in the spring. The band commented by saying:

"We have signed to Hopeless Records! We have been huge fans of the label since their inception and they have become great friends of ours over the years. It is great to work with people who not only get what we do and still embrace the scene, but also actually helped create it. After talking to many labels, we felt we would be the most at home here with Louis, and the entire Hopeless Records staff."

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Soulfly Guitarist To Embark On Solo Tour

Soulfly guitarist Marc Rizzo has revealed the dates for his forthcoming solo tour of the United States. The full list of dates, cities and venues can be found below:

01/06 Reading, PA – The Silo
01/07 Dayton, OH – McGuffy’s House Of Rock
01/08 Sandusky, OH – The Underground
01/09 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
01/12 Rockford, IL – Bar 3
01/18 Lincoln, NE – Knickerbockers
01/19 Wichita, KS – The Lizard lounge
01/20 Amarillo, TX – Club Khaos
01/24 Austin, TX – Dirty Dog Bar
01/25 Fayetteville, AR – Rogue
01/26 St. Louis, MO – FUBAR
01/27 Nashville, TN – The Muse
01/28 Jacksonville, NC – Hooligans

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John Petrucci Comments On Hall Of Fame Induction

On Tuesday, November 16th, The Long Island Music Hall of Fame will hold it's official ceremony to induct this year's group of musicians and industry insiders. Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci commented on the induction by saying:

"It is a tremendous honor for us to be inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Having grown up on LI and having lived here for most of my life, it has a very special meaning to me. The roots of DT stem all the way back to my home town of King Park where John Myung and I spent countless hours writing and playing music together.

"Being part of a band with a 25 year history who went from playing the local Long Island clubs to headlining at the iconic Jones Beach Theater has been an amazing experience and the induction on Tuesday night is a great testament to that journey."

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Music As A Weapon Tour To Hit Australia

Chicago hard rock act Disturbed, fresh off the release of its new album "Asylum," will be bringing its Music As A Weapon Tour to Australia in April. Joining Disturbed will be California metalcore heavyweights As I Lay Dying and Forgiven Rival. You can check out the full list of confirmed dates, cities and venues below:

04/20 Perth, AUS – Burswood Dome (no Forgiven Rival)
04/23 Adelaide, AUS – Adelaide Entertainment Centre
04/24 Melbourne, AUS – Rod Laver
04/25 Sydney, AUS – Acer Arena
04/28 Newcastle, AUS – Newcastle Entertainment Centre
04/30 Brisbane, AUS – Brisbane Entertainment Centre

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Nonpoint Drummer Posts Video Update Online

Nonpoint drummer Rob Rivera has posted the following video update online:

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Amaranthe Posts More Studio Footage Online

Amaranthe has posted another video clip online from the band's time recording its debut album at Hansen Studios in Denmark. The footage can be viewed below:

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While Heaven Wept Signs To Nuclear Blast

While Heaven Wept is officially leaving the Cruz Del Sur Music roster and has signed a new record deal with Nuclear Blast Records. Enrico Leccese of Cruz Del Sur Music issued the following statement:

"I started working with Tom Phillips on the release of what was going to be Vast Oceans Lachrymose in June 2006. Almost three and a half years later, the release of VOL hit the market provoking an amazing reaction from the people who already loved WHW, but also conquering thousands of new fans. From then on, it was an exciting ride which has seen the CD re-release of their long out-of-print previous albums, a series of glorious live shows and the peak represented by the forthcoming release of their first live album Triumph: Tragedy: Transcendence available in a CD/DVD limited edition and on vinyl on Cruz del Sur Music. It was inevitable that WHW would catch the interest of bigger labels and I am not angry or disillusioned at all. I mainly see their going to a respectable and leading label as Nuclear Blast as a honor and a recognition of our work."

Jaap Wagemaker of Nuclear Blast commented: "Nuclear Blast is extremely elated to announce the signing of While Heaven Wept! Last year we were totally blown away by the release of the album Vast Oceans Lachrymose (out on Cruz del Sur Music) from the US genre-defining and genre-defying metal band While Heaven Wept! After months of talking with mastermind Tom Philips we are very happy to announce that WHW has joined the Nuclear Family!! While Heaven Wept are already in the studio recording their follow up album Fear of Infinity which will be out April 2011."

While Heaven Wept's Tom Phillips also stated: "It made perfect sense for us to align with Nuclear Blast, who also have been committed to offering only the very best in the world of Heavy Metal. Through this partnership, we will surely be able to continue delivering the best productions possible while presenting our musical vision in a different arena, betraying neither our past nor our ideals. Nuclear Blast's support of our musical identity is truly an honor, and everyone who has stood by us all along these years need not worry; While Heaven Wept is what it is, and cannot be anything else. Expect the unexpected. We look forward to revealing our new album Fear Of Infinity together with Nuclear Blast very soon!"

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Steel Panther To Appear On Playboy's "Beach House"

Steel Panther has issued the following announcement about appearing on the upcoming series "Playboy's Beach House:"

"Playboy tv will be premiering a new reality series called 'Playboy’s Beach House' on December 3rd and guess who will be on the premier? '…we’ve got popstar Jesse McCartney, rockin’ headbangers Steel Panther, LMFAO, and Young MC bustin’ a move…' You can check out the 'uncensored' trailer here which we highly recommend… Be sure to tune it to Playboy tv December 3rd for hot chicks, naked chicks, chicks with big boobs, and most importantly, Steel Panther!"

The censored trailer for the show can be viewed below.

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The Cold Existence Working On New Album

Sweden's The Cold Existence has issued the following announcement about coming off hiatus to write new material for an upcoming album:

"The Cold Existence is alive again, and new album 2011! Interested labels, get in touch. We have been put on ice for like 1.5 years now due to a lot to do with our previous bands Nox Aurea and Rimfrost.

"But now as for 2010- 11- 15 the band is alive again and under this 1.5 years brake we have written 14 killer songs and will start to working on the new release. A new Myspace and info about members will be updated soon."

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In Vain Issues Tour Recap

Norway's In Vain has issued the following recap of the band's recent European tour dates:

"Back home! We've just return from tour, 10 days of headbanging our way through Europe. What a great experience it has been, playing for some really nice crowds and hanging out with the awesome people of My Silent Wake.

"Thanks to Kim and Ben, Sven, Katja and Andrei the Gentle Giant. Also BIG thanks to those who gave us roof over our heads, a hot meal and a much needed shower!! The biggest thanks goes out to those who came out to our shows and made this tour memorable!"

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Saddolls Posts Music Video For "Misery" Online

Greek gothic metal band Saddolls has posted the music video for their song "Misery" online. The song was taken from their album "About Darkness...," which was released in 2009 via Emotion Art Music. The video was filmed, directed and edited by Vangelis Yalamas/Fragile Studio. Watch the video below:

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Murderdolls Announce U.S. Tour

Murderdolls, which features Joey Jordison of Slipknot, have revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of the United States. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

Dec. 03 - The Rave - Milwaukee, WI
Dec. 04 - Majestic - Detroit, MI
Dec. 06 - Gramercy - New York, NY
Dec. 07 - Altar - Pittsburgh, PA
Dec. 08 - Paradise - Boston, MA
Dec. 09 - Crocodile Rock - Allentown, PA
Dec. 10 - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
Dec. 11 - Bourbon Street - Baltimore, MD
Dec. 12 – Newport - Columbus, OH
Dec. 14 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
Dec. 15 - People's Court - Des Moines, IA
Dec. 21 - The Marquee - Tulsa, OK
Dec. 22 - The Cotillion - Wichita, KS

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Kataklysm Announces North American Headline Tour

Montreal death metal icons Kataklysm have revealed details regarding its upcoming headlining tour of North America. The band will play 23 shows across the continent with support coming from All Shall Perish, Decrepit Birth, Conducting From The Grave and Abysmal Dawn. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

Feb. 24 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
Feb. 25 - Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL
Feb. 26 - Harpo's - Detroit, MI
Feb. 27 - Station 4 - St. Paul, MN
Feb. 28 - Park Theatre - Winnipeg, MB - Canada
Mar. 02 - Starlite - Edmonton, AB - Canada
Mar. 03 - Lake City Bowl - Kelowna, BC - Canada
Mar. 04 - Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC - Canada
Mar. 05 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
Mar. 06 - Branx - Portland, OR
Mar. 07 - Slim's - San Francisco, CA (No ABYSMAL DAWN)
Mar. 08 - The Whisky - Hollywood, CA
Mar. 09 - Soma - San Diego, CA
Mar. 10 - Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
Mar. 11 - El Cien - Amarillo, TX
Mar. 12 - Ridglea Theatre - Ft. Worth, TX
Mar. 13 - White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
Mar. 15 - State Theater - St Petersburg, FL
Mar. 16 - Volume 11 - Raleigh, NC
Mar. 17 - Jaxx - Springfield, VA
Mar. 18 - Alrosa Villa - Columbus, OH
Mar. 19 - Evening Star Music Hall - Niagara Falls, NY
Mar. 20 - Club Soda - Montreal, QC - Canada

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Agalloch Streaming Entire New Album Online

Pacific Northwest progressive black metal act Agalloch has posted its entire upcoming fourth full-length album "Marrow Of The Spirit" online. You can listen to the full album at this location, courtesy of NPR. "Marrow Of The Spirit" is set for release in North America on November 23rd through Profound Lore Records. You can read the Metalunderground review for "Marrow of the Spirit" at this location.

"Marrow of the Spirit" tracklisting:
1. They Escaped The Weight Of Darkness [3:41]
2. Into The Painted Grey [12:25]
3. The Watcher’s Monolith [11:46]
4. Black Lake Nidstang [17:34]
5. Ghosts Of The Midwinter Fires [9:40]
6. To Drown [10:27]

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Death Angel Posts New Music Video Online

American thrash metal veterans Death Angel has posted their new music video online for the song, "Truce." You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's recently released sixth studio album, "Relentless Retribution," which is available now through Nuclear Blast Records. More...

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The Project Hate Announces New Album Details

The Project Hate MCMXCIX has announced the title of the band's upcoming seventh album will be titled "Bleeding The New Apocalypse (Cum Victriciis In Manibus Armis)." The album is scheduled for a February 14th, 2011 European release, and February 22nd in the U.S.

"'Bleeding The New Apocalypse (Cum Victriciis In Manibus Armis)’. There you go, the title of the finest work of our career so far," Lord K. Philipson comments. "The new album. The title itself has a deeper meaning to us for natural reasons. This is the new era of The Project Hate MCMXCIX. My dream team is finally gathered when Ruby (vocals) and Tobben (drums) joined me and Jörgen, and together we have created what is the perfect vision of how I always wanted us to sound. We are there now. This is perfection.

"There's not a single thing left to chance on this album and when the time comes you will notice exactly that. For now you can just taste the sulphur, the diabolical essence and the wrath that this title promises. And when the album is unleashed you better be prepared - for the new Apocalypse. It is not pretty in any way, shape or form."

?The band's new six song, 60+ minute album has been mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö.

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Korpiklaani Posts Studio Footage

Finland's Korpiklaani is set to release the new album "Ukon Wacka" on February 4th, 2011. The band has now posted studio footage online from the recording sessions, which can be viewed below.

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Domination Black Announces First Russian Show

Finland's Domination Black has issued the following brief statement about the band performing its first live show in Russia: "Domination Black will play their first ever Russian show on December 18th 2010 at Kochegarka Club in Vyborg. Be there!" You can also check out Domination Black's music via the band's official MySpace page.

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Amorphis To Headline Karmoygeddon Fest

Finnish metallers Amorphis have announced they will be headlining the Karmøygeddon Metal Festival in Haugesund, Norway on Saturday, May 7, 2011. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location. The other bands confirmed for the festival include Primorial, Crimson Glory, Grave Digger, The Haunted, and Chrome Division.

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Amon Amarth Working On New Album

Amon Amarth has issued the following announcement about working on a new album:

"A new beginning! The last couple of months we have been busy working on our follow up to 'Twilight of the Thunder God.' Ten songs were written and on October 1 we started tracking drums for the album in Park Studios. After a short trip to Tokyo, which included our first ever show in Japan at the renowned Loud Park festival, we continued tracking bass and guitars at Fascination Street studios. Recordings have been going well and we are now more than half-way through and the album starts to take shape. We'll keep you updated with more info soon! For now we can confirm some shows in the UK as part as the 'Defenders of the faith 2011' tour with Children of Bodom."

The dates are as follows:

4/01 - UEA - Norwich, UK
4/02 - Academy 1 - Manchester, UK
4/03 - ABC - Glasgow, UK
4/05 - Vicar Street - Dublin, Ireland
4/07 - Rock City - Nottingham, UK
4/08 - Academy - Birmingham, UK
4/09 - Forum - London, UK

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God Dethroned Streaming Entire New Album Online

Update: The streaming period for "Under the Sign of the Iron Cross" is now over and the album is now available in stores worldwide.

God Dethroned is readying their latest album, "Under the Sign of the Iron Cross" (reviewed here), for release next Tuesday, November 23rd in North America (November 19th/22nd in Europe). From now until the North American release, Metalunderground.com will be hosting the exclusive full album stream of "Under the Sign of the Iron Cross." Check it out in the player below. The album marks the Dutch metal band's ninth album and was recorded at the Soundlodge Studios in Leer, Germany. It follows the band's 2009 release, "Passiondale" (reviewed here).

Comments singer/guitarist Henri Sattler: "Musically the new album turned out to be one of the most extreme records we ever did. Nevertheless with the very recognizable God Dethroned hooks present in all the songs.Producer Joerg Uken outdid himself this time, because our new album is in my opinion the best produced album we ever had. Extremely raw, heavy, but crystal clear and super dynamic at the same time."

Here is the "Under the Sign of the Iron Cross" tracklisting:

1. The Declaration of War
2. Storm of Steel
3. Fire Storm
4. The Killing is Faceless
5. Under the Sign of the Iron Cross
6. Chaos Reigns at Dawn
7. Through Byzantine Hemispheres
8. The Red Baron
9. On Fields of Death & Desolation

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Arch Enemy To Answer Fan Questions

Arch Enemy has issued the following announcement about answering fan questions regarding the band's upcoming album:

"Ask Arch Enemy questions about their new album, the recording, etc to be answered by the band for a video update! We will shoot a video message for you about the new Arch Enemy album we are frantically working on! Our friends from the UK based company LB Bonkers Entertainment will film this @ our London ‘The Forum’ show, 27th of November.

"We figured our fans might come up with the best questions about the new album! What would you like to know about the song writing process, the new tracks, the lyrics, studio- and recording details, touring plans, etc…?

"We will collect your questions and pick out the best and most fun ones to answer! Just visit our Facebook page at this location and submit your questions as a comment to this post. Please submit your questions by latest November 20 – And watch out for news about this very revealing little video we will be uploading some time later"

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Unearthing the Metal Underground in Japan

Each week in Unearthing the Metal Underground, we’ll be putting a few quality underground bands in the spotlight in an attempt to get the word out about them. In the dawn of what some call “The New Wave of Asian Heavy Metal,” we have unearthed bands from countries such as South Korea, China, Sri Lanka, Singapore and India. This week, I will be showcasing metal’s biggest Asian supporters – Japan.

There is no doubt the metal scene is enormous in Japan. It is home to Tokyo’s Sigh and Chiba’s X-Japan, the latter of which pioneered the glam-rock movement known as Visual Kei and recently completed a successful first-ever North American tour. In addition, the Loud Park Festival is held in Japan every year and has featured bands such as Motörhead, Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, among many others. Also, there is a manga, turned anime, turned live-action movie (with a cameo by Gene Simmons) based on a fictional band named Detroit Metal City. (I highly recommend to Metalocalypse fans.)

Although there is a plethora of talented J-metal bands, I can only focus on a few this week. Here are three “ichiban” (that means "top" or "number one") bands worth checking out:

Blood Stain Child

Osaka’s Blood Stain Child formed in 2000 with vocalist Ryo, guitarist Ryu, keyboardist Aiki and drummer Violator. The Child, in its early years with the debut "Silence from Northern Hell," has been likened to melodic death metal bands Children of Bodom and In Flames; however, BSC has since matured and separated itself from the pack with its unique blend of electronica, industrial and trance, although still retaining some Gothenburg-influenced roots. The band recently recruited vocalist Sophia from Greece and drummer Gami to replace the previous members Sadew and Violator, and are expected to release a yet-to-be-titled fifth studio album in 2011.

Check out Blood Stain Child at its MySpace.


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Arsis Comments On Upcoming Tour

Virginia-based metal act Arsis has announced the band will be performing the 12 minute title track from "A Diamond For Disease" in its entirely during upcoming tour dates. Bocalist/guitarist Jim Malone commented:

"We have been scheming among ourselves for quite a while about this, and now it's finally going to happen. We rehearsed the full version of ‘A Diamond For Disease’ last week and it came together even better than we had hoped! It needed the right tour and the right point in the life of the band, and we would not do it at all unless it was perfect. We're finally there. So everybody who's been asking us to play the entire thing every night for years and years... you finally get your (poisonous) medicine this December!"

The upcoming "A Tour for the Sick" shows, which also include Conducting from the Grave and Powerglove, are as follows:

12/01/10 Championship Bar & Grill – Trenton, NJ
12/02/10 Evening Star Music Hall – Niagara Falls, NY
12/03/10 Pirates Cove – Cleveland, OH
12/04/10 I Rock – Detroit, MI
12/05/10 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
12/07/10 Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
12/08/10 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
12/09/10 The Venue – Boise, ID
12/10/10 Studio 7 – Seattle, WA
12/11/10 Branx (Loveland) – Portland, OR
12/12/10 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
12/13/10 The Whisky – Hollywood, CA
12/14/10 The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
12/15/10 El Cien – Amarillo, TX
12/16/10 The Marquee Theatre – Tulsa, OK
12/18/10 Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA

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Astral Doors Announces Signing Session

Sweden's Astral Doors has issued the following announcement about holding a signing session and performing an unplugged show:

"The brand new record store in Falun, Sweden, Bifrost Records Will hold a signing session for Astral Doors on the 27th of November, 2010. Astral Doors Will also play a short concert, Unplugged! If You Want to Meet Astral Doors face to face, see their mini-concert, and Have your stuff signed be there at 12.00pm!"

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Grave Announces Mexican Shows

Sweden's Grave has announced two upcoming Mexican live shows in December. The complete list of upcoming Grave tour dates is as follows:

11/16 2010 Le Korigan Luynes, FRANCE
11/18 2010 Ritmo & Compas Madrid, SPAIN
11/19 2010 Santana 27 Blue Bilbao, SPAIN
11/20 2010 Le Ferrailleur Nantes, FRANCE
11/21 2010 GLAZART Paris, FRANCE
11/22 2010 Underworld London, UNITED KINGDOM
11/23 2010 Whelans Dublin, IRELAND
11/25 2010 Minus One Gent, BELGIUM
11/26 2010 013 Tilburg, NETHERLANDS
11/27 2010 Theaterfabrik Leipzig, GERMANY
12/3 2010 Ibex Bar Monterrey, MEXICO
12/4 2010 Metal in the forest La Marquesa, MEXICO

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Leprous Checks In From Spain

Norway's Leprous has checked in from Spain with the following road report:

"This is the day I was finally going to meet my family and my fiancee!! What did not cheer me up particularly was that we couldn’t arrive at the venue before 2 pm because of difficulties with the load in. Luckily the guys in Therion let me crash in their bus from Toulouse to Barcelona, so I managed to be there before noon.

"I struggled a bit finding Razmatazz due to massive road work. But then I finally saw my mother and fiancee outside! And what a great feeling it was to finally meet my family and fiancee! As soon as we were able to, we took the subway to check out the city centre. First we took a small stop by the main street called La Rambla, but once we realized we didn’t have that much time we took the subway further to the main tourist attraction of Barcelona - The architectural masterpiece by Antoni Gaudi that never seems to be finished: La Sagrada Familia! More...

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Paradise Lost To Re-Issue "Draconian Times"

Paradise Lost has issued the following announcement about re-releasing the "Draconian Times" album and performing a series of upcoming live shows:

"British Doom/Goth Metal pioneers, Paradise Lost, are pleased to announce the re-release of their seminal 1995 album Draconian Times; 16 years since it first stormed the charts. Sony Music are re-releasing the colossal Draconian Times through their Grammy-award winning Legacy series; which will feature the entire digitally re-mastered album including a 5.1 Dolby Surround mix in a brand-new collector’s edition digi-pak box-set, so fans can hear the album like never before!

"Along with this release the band will be performing their monumental album Draconian Times live at a series of 7 exclusive gigs in the following select cities around Europe: Tilberg, Bochum, London, Paris, Athens, and Thessaloniki. Due to the unique and exciting nature of these events we will be issuing a small, limited number of VIP packages at all seven concerts. These will include: VIP laminate and lanyard, The opportunity to meet and greet the band, Have your photo taken with Paradise Lost, Access to a closed sound-check before the gig, Early access to the concert, and VIP goody bag (PL draw-string bag containing an exclusive T-Shirt and other exciting memorabilia). More...

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Pythia Posts Live Clip Of New Song

Pythia has posted a live video clip of the band performing the new song "Just a Lie," which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the footage:

"Last night in London we played, for the first time, a new song from our forthcoming 2nd album which will be released next year. The song is called 'Just a lie' and we have a fan recording for the fans who could not be there. We hope you enjoy it and like the song as much as we do!"

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Rotting Christ Announces Home Town Show

Rotting Christ has issued the following announcement about performing a hometown Athens shows:

"It’s been three years since our last appearance in our home town. We are back and we can proudly announce our only one exclusive show in Athens within our worldwide AEALO tour.

"We are ready to rise our horns in the air on the 8th of January in FUZZ CLUB with a more than 2 hours set list including songs from all of our history. Together we have our dark experimentalers CHAOSTAR. Sharpen your Steel to sharpen your fear... The boys are back in town…Spread the word around."

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Vengeful Enters The Studio

Vengeful has issued the following announcement about entering the studio to record new material:

"Hello guys! We are entering the studio on November 15th as planned. After now 7 years, the vision behind Vengeful's sound is now clearer than ever before and this next recording shall establish it once and for all. We've got 22 songs to record in one week. Why 22? More on that later too...

"Some footage from this past weekend's performance will be online soon, as well as a brief report from the studio. Cheers."

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The Human Abstract Posts New Album Sampler

The Human Abstract has posted a video clip containing samples from the band's new album, "Digital Veil." The clip can be viewed below.

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"Hall Of Metal" Compilation Available For Download

As My World Burns has issued the following announcement about providing a song for the "Hall of Metal Volume 1" compilation:

"After several months of hard work, and coinciding with our 4th anniversary online, we have the pelasure of offering our readers and friends a special present: our first compilation, as a free download. Under the title 'Hall Of Metal Vol. 1' you will find a double CD playing up to nearly 160 minutes of length, including 32 Spanish bands (with lyrics in English) who altruistically gave us permission to use their songs freely, which now we offer you in two formats: mp3 and flac (lossless). Also included in the file you'll find a PDF document in which we included, besides every band's bio, info about all songs and links to the band's websites and contact details. Since we wanted to give this compilation an international character, all the info is in English. Finally, you will also find the artwork made by our friend illustrator Daniel Alonso known for his jobs for DARKSUN, SAUZE or DÖXA, among other bands."

The songs on the compilation can be downloaded at this location. The track listing is as follows: More...

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Black Autumn Streaming Two Albums Online

Black Autumn has issued the following announcement about streaming two albums online via Bandcamp:

"Since the physical copies of 'Aurora' and 'Rivers Of Dead Leaves' are completely sold out from me I decided to make them available as digital releases on Bandcamp. Both albums come with the original track listing and contain extras exclusive to the official digital release: 'Aurora' features the complete photography booklet that was included with the digipak as high resolution PDF-File in the download package

"'Rivers Of Dead Leaves' contains two bonus tracks from the long sold out split-EP with ABYSS from Italy. Both are available for 4 EUR (or more if you want to donate a little amount) payable via PayPal! Head over to this location and have a look!"

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Children Of Bodom Announces European Tour

Finnish heavy metal outfit Children Of Bodom has announced that they will be embarking on a world tour next year, which will be dubbed the "Ugly World Tour." Support on the trek will come from Ensiferum and Machinae Supremacy, with Amon Amarth also appearing at select shows.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Paul Mazurkiewicz of Cannibal Corpse (Video)

Cannibal Corpse brought their East US tour through Nashville, TN on November 9th, 2010 in support of their "Evisceration Plague" album. These titans of death metal have been around since 1988, as long as many of their fans have been alive for. Drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz, one of the only two original members of Cannibal Corpse, took time before their Nashville show to be interviewed by MetalUnderground.com on the band’s tour bus. The interview was done on video, and can be seen below, as well as read underneath it.


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Gorgoroth Announces New European Tour Dates

As previously announced, Gorgoroth will be on the road on November 20th for the 2nd leg of the “Quantos Possunt ad Satanitatem Trahunt” European tour, with Cavus and Noctem as support bands.

The tour schedule is:

20.11.2010 – Czech Republic, Prague @ Meet Factory
21.11.2010 – Slovakia, Bratislava @ Majestic Music Club
22.11.2010 – Slovenia, Ljubljana @ Gala Hala, Metelkova
23.11.2010 – Italy, Schio (Vicenza) @ Mac 2
24.11.2010 – Switzerland, Bulle @ Ebullition
25.11.2010 – France, Caen @ Le Cargö
26.11.2010 – Belgium, Brugge @ Magdalenazaal
27.11.2010 – UK, Derby @ Redemption

The band will also return to continental Europe at the end of the year for a 7-date “Blackfest Over X-Mass 2010? festival tour with Belphegor and Impiety. This tour will start on 26.12.2010 and continue into 2011, with the final date taking place on New Year’s Day. The complete list of shows is as follows:

26.12.2010 – Germany, Essen @ Turock
27.12.2010 – Germany, Berlin @ C-Club
28.12.2010 – Germany, Leipzig @ Theater-Fabrik-Sachsen
29.12.2010 – Austria, Vienna @ Szene
30.12.2010 – Germany, Augsburg @ Kantine
31.12.2010 – Switzerland, Zizers @ Event Stage
01.01.2011 – Italy, Pinarella di Cervia @ Rockplanet

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Illdisposed Completes Writing New Album

Illdisposed has issued the following update on their new album, "The songwriting for our next album is complete. We'll begin tracking the drums on January 8th 2011. It'll be released in March sometime via Massacre Records."

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Into Thee Abyss Seeks New Guitarist

Into Thee Abyss has issued the following update on their MySpace page regarding the search for a new guitarist:

"Well we're back! we took a long ass break since the cops came to joshes and shut us down now were jamming it up at mikes house we got some mild soundproof good enough for us to play(but still need more)so we're currently writing new tunes kind of slow at the moment but will get them done will post another update later on about whats going on with the tunes and possible shows. On an other note we are looking for a second guitar player if interested hit us up here are the requirements"

"1.) around 18 years old
2.) transportion
3.) own gear(preferably a halfstack)
4.) takes music seriously(this is a must)
5.) able to make it to practice(we dont need any flakers)"

"If you have any questions about the requirements just hit us up and will get back to you as fast as we can."

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Dixie Deathwish Disbands

North Carolina metal band Dixie Deathwish has announced that they have disbanded. The band issues the following message regarding the future of the members:

"Well friends it looks like DDW is gonna be put to bed. We are gonna retire the that band name and come back with a new name and a new lineup. We are sad to say that we have parted ways with our brother Josh Barnes. He has been with us since the beginning and we are gonna miss him. There is no bad blood or anything like that it was just time to part ways. We are proud to announce that Billy Roof will be taking over the duties behind the drums. Let me tell ya folks this guy is a beast behind the kit. So get ready for this shit. We are also looking for a new bass player and a second guitarist. So if you are interested you can still hit us up on this myspace. A new day has began with us and things look pretty good. The music is gonna be heavier with more technicality and ferocity. We will keep you all posted on things and when we decide on a new band name and get the new site going you all will be the first to know."

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Agoraphobic Nosebleed Comments On Scion Festvial

James Randall, vocalist of grind metal act Agoraphobic Nosebleed has posted the following blog online, offering his opinions on the Scion Metal Festival:

"You know “big metal” is fucked when it starts accepting petty bail outs from the auto industry via Scion.

There are two possible scenarios I’m entertaining here on how this came to pass- 1: some slacker nephew of some executive at Scion needed something to do exiting rehab w/ his unused marketing degree or 2: Scion is somehow hip to the fact there are a lot of aging metal dudes pushing 40 that are possibly in the market to buy their first new/real car.

In scenario 1. we have nephew dickin’ around w/ company money making a creative tax shelter for Uncle Scion.

In scenario 2. we have one of the most retarded marketing schemes ever to get smoked up in the history of advertising.

So the other day I was on the phone w/ my buddy Wood of MITB/Bastard Noise and no sooner does he make comment about INTEGRITY having a lack of… w/ their recent Scion showcase at the ROXY, I just happen to stumbled upon Murder Constructs new EP on Relapse coming packed w/ a “SCION presents” free MAGURDERGRIND record! I was like dude what the fuck is going on here? MAGURDERGRIND! Heres a band that was to “punk” to give Relapse a record but is down to float a fuckin’ “SCION” logo on the front of their album cover? WTF?

Now I ain’t some crust monk who’s taken some gutter punk vow of poverty, running around hating on mother fuckers trying to make a little coin off their shit -but I doubt there is much money changing hands here at all. Scion hit me up awhile ago asking if I was into doing a video for some band, me being a bit of a dirty car salesman myself hit ‘em back to find out what they where looking to spend and that pretty much ended that. As costs in the advertising/marketing world go compared to sponsoring a pro athlete or getting a actor to endorse your product “extreme metal” is a fuckin’ prostitute, jerk you off, blow you in your Scion xBS for a couple bucks. But hey Scion you get what you pay for -no ding dong is running out to buy one of your hipster crap wagons because you did some metal/hardcore showcase, your just publicly outing some poor band as your whore."

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A Day To Remember Announces Listening Party

A Day To Remember has announced a special listening party for its forthcoming studio album "What Separates Me From You." The listening party will be take place tomorrow, Monday, November 15th at The Hard Rock Hotel in Chicago. A limit of 250 fans will be able to attend this event, where they will be able to hear the album, participate in a “Q&A Session”, meet and take photos with the band.

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Astral Doors Announces Swedish Signing Session

Swedish melodic metal act Astral Doors has announced that it will take part in a signing session as well as a short acoustic performance on Saturday, November 27 at 12:00 pm at Bifrost Records in Falun, Sweden. The band will also host a release party for its new best-of release, "Testament Of Rock - The Best Of Astral Doors," on Friday, November 19 at Black City S2 in Borlange, Sweden.

Singer Nils Patrik Johansson commented by saying:

"Since we release a 'best-of' album and Mika and Martin plays on most of the songs on the album, it was obvious to us that we had to invite them as guests to the gig. A good way to close a chapter and start a new one."

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The Very End Reveals New Album Tracklisting

German extreme metal act The Very End has revealed the tracklisting for its upcoming studio album. The new album, titled "Mercy & Misery," is set for release on January 25, 2011 in the U.S. through SPV / E1 Music. "Mercy & Misery" was produced by The Very End and Waldemar Sorychta. you can view the tracklisting for the release below:

"Mercy & Misery" tracklisting:
1. Memento
2. Ball And Chain
3. The Leper
4. Rat Nation
5. Dead Is The New Alive
6. Letters To The Living
7. A Hole In The Sun
8. For All Things Undone
9. Vultures
9. Immigrant Song (LED ZEPPELIN cover)
10. Three Zero Nine
11. Blacklisted

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Cradle Of Filth To Release New Album In 2011

British symphonic black metal act Cradle of Filth has announced details surrounding its forthcoming album, titled "Midnight In The Labyrinth." The new release with feature fully orchestral interpretations of songs taken from its first four albums. In a posting made through Dani Filth's official blog site he commented on the release by saying:

"All songs will be fully orchestrated akin to a horror movie soundtrack (think Danny Elfman, John Williams, Christopher Young, etc.) and are comprised solely of tracks from our first four releases" — 1996 EP "Vempire Or Dark Faerytales In Phallustein", 1994's "The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh", 1996's "Dusk... And Her Embrace" and 1998's "Cruelty And The Beast" — "'Funeral In Carpathia' being my favorite conversion thus far."

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