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Metal News for November 16, 2010

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45 news articles posted on this day.

Poisonblack Parts Ways With Guitarist Janne Markus

Finnish metal band Poisonblack, featuring former SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala, has announced the departure of guitarist Janne Markus.

The band comments, "After four years and two albums we have to announce that Janne is no longer in the band.His goals and ambitions couldn't have come true in poisonblack and we totally understand and respect that.His creativity needs a different setting than poisonblack can and ever will provide.This is the one and only time we`re going to explain the reasons behind his departure,so do not bother asking.We thank him for the music, the unforgettable moments we all shared together on - and offstage and wish him the best for the future."

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Bret Michaels Life As I Know It Episode 5

Last week Bret got marriage advice from Trump Jr. so this week he approaches his father and guitar player for their thoughts. Neither take a second to ponder the question of whether Bret should marry Kristi, both essentially look at him and wonder if Kristi will still have him. More...

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Shawn Drover Drum Clinic Footage Available

Video footage has been posted online of Megadeth's Shawn Drover at a drum clinic at Seminole Music & Sound in Seminole, Florida. The video clip can be viewed below.

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Grave Ritual Announces Album Release

Alabama based death metal act Grave Ritual has issued the following announcement about the release of "Euphoric Hymns From the Altar of Death," the band's first full-length album:

"Our first full length, Euphoric Hymns from the Altar of Death, is now available for pre-order at Dark Descent Records. 300 on black vinyl. 100 on fire orange/black vinyl. 100 on maroon vinyl. Also comes with poster. Official release date is set for December 10th at Rites of Darkness."

You can also check out sample Grave Ritual tracks via the band's MySpace profile.

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Thy Providence Announces New Live Shows

Honduras based metal act Thy Providence has issued the following brief update about returning to the live stage in December: "Back to Stages. Hi, friends we have good news. Thy Providence is back to stages December 12." The currently announced dates are as follows:

12/12 Col. San Jose de La Vega, Frente a la estacion de bomberos Tegucigalpa, Fco.Moraza, HONDURAS
12/18 Parque Herrera Bo. El Centro. Tegucigalpa, Fco.Moraza, HONDURAS

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Tommy Lee Denies Motley Crue/Poison Tour Rumor

Although Poison frontman Bret Michaels recently stated that Poison would be touring with Motley Crue in 2011, Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee clearly and bluntly denied any truth to the announcement. Recently on Twitter, when a fan asked if the Motley Crue/Poison tour was really going to happen, Lee simply wrote, "NO!" Stay tuned for any further details.

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Violent Edge Posts New Song For Free Download

Indian brutal death metal band Violent Edge has posted their debut single "Bloody Thursday" for free download and streaming on their Reverbnation and MySpace page. "Bloody Thursday" is a song based on the miseries of the October 30th, 2008 Bombings in Assam, India. Violent Edge is currently signed to Vantage Records.

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Vaulting Posts New Music Video Online

Unsigned German grinders Vaulting has posted a music video for the song "We Are The Cavalry" online. Watch it below:

The band also has their new EP, "Modus Humanis," streaming in its entirety at their Bandcamp page.

The band will be recording their first full length album in February.

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Onslaught Reveals New Album Release Dates And Art

British thrash metal veterans Onslaught has announced that they will be releasing their fifth studio album, "Sounds Of Violence" in Europe on January 28th, with a North American release of February 8th to follow. You can also check out the album's artwork below.

Speaking on the news, guitarist and founder Nige Rockett stated: "It's great to finally be releasing some news from the upcoming new album. We decided on 'The Sound Of Violence' will be the first single from the album, purely because its so fucking raw and angry, its a very immediate song... No frills, no nonsense just pure bludgeoning thrash metal. We have also recorded cover song on the release, complete with two very special Guests. It's been a real long time since we covered another band and thought it would be a cool thing for bonus tracks etc... more info will come soon, very soon! We will be posting some of the news on our Facebook profile so check it out from time to time!" More...

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Just For Fun

Kirk Hammet, Baby Kicker

A video of Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett accidently kicking a beach ball into a baby at a recent show has been circulating around the Internet. Metal Injection has taken a few minutes to edit a remix with funny sound effects for your viewing pleasure (seriously, it was hard to even see what was happening in the original):


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Trap Them Added To Job For A Cowboy Tour

Seattle, Washington metal act and Prosthetic Records recording artists Trap Them have been added to the Job For A Cowboy United States tour. The full line-up now included Job For A Cowboy, Misery Index, Skeletonwitch and Trap Them. You can view the list of dates, cities and venues below:

December 5 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
December 6 Dallas, TX The Door
December 7 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
December 9 St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre
December 10 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
December 11 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbit’s
December 12 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
December 14 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s Downunder
December 15 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
December 16 New York, NY Santos Party House
December 17 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church
December 18 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
December 19 Richmond, VA Canal Club
December 20 Nashville, TN Rocketown

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Pit Stories: More Blood!

We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. With all of the stories of mosh pit brutality of late, you might expect more of the same from the title, but in fact, this story from California death metal band Gravehill is not what it would appear:

This one goes back to October 31st in Dekalb, Illinois. Gravehill had flown out to Illinois to do 3 shows with our brothers in Cardiac Arrest. We had arrived late late late the night/morning before this Halloween show in Dekalb. Once the sun went down and the pabst blue ribbon started disappearing at an alarming rate, we left Aurora (where we were staying) and started our short treck over to Dekalb. When we got there, we were informed that the gig was at a rehearsal space that some local bands practiced at. "No biggie," we thought. Sometimes, those types of shows totally go off and go crazy. But once the night wore on, we became a little bummed. The first bands started playing and people were barely showing up. It was dead and the bands we really not very good. There was a mix of indie rock, bad metal and even some sort of techno/hip hop type dj guy. So we just preceeded to get drunk and make the best of it as we always do.
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Holy Grail Posts New Music Video Online

Holy Grail has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for their song "My Last Attack" with director Shawn Bannon and appears courtesy of MetalInjection. You can view the video below:

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Madball To Release Latest Album On Vinyl

New York hardcore veterans Madball have set November 22, 2010 as the release date for its forthcoming Vinyl edition of "Empire," its 2010 release. The album will be printed on red vinyl and is available for pre-order through Good Fight Music.

The tracklisting is as follows:
1. Invigorate
2. Danger Zone
3. Timeless
4. All Or Nothing
5. Glory Years
6. Empire
7. Shatterproof (feat. Roger Miret)
8. The End
9. Con Fuerza
10. R.A.H.C.
11. Hurt You
12. Tough Guy
13. Dark Horse
14. Spider's Web
15. Delete
16. Rebel4life18

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Denial Fiend Posts New Album Teaser Online

Denial Fiend has posted a short video teaser online to promote its forthcoming studio album. The album, titled "Horror Holocaust," was recorded at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida and will see a release in early 2011 through Ibex Moon Records.

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Suicidal Angels Post New Music Video Online

Greek thrash metal act Suicidal Angels have posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "Bleeding Holocaust," which is taken from its forthcoming studio album "Dead Again." You can view the video below:


Bleeding Holocaust

Suicidal Angels | Myspace Music Videos

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Diabolic Parts Ways With Bassist/Vocalist

Tampa, Florida death metal act Diabolic has announced that it has parted ways with bassist/vocalist Paul Ouellette. The split comes after Paul Ouellette walked off stage at the band's November 12 performance in San Antonio, Texas. The band commented by saying:

"Effective immediately, Diabolic are seeking a replacement bassist/vocalist. We are looking for pro gear, stage presence, and most importantly sick vocals and bass skills. We have a European tour offer for 2011, so ability to tour is a must! Qualified applicants will live in or near the Tampa, Florida area or willing to relocate."

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Abysmal Dawn Reveals Album Artwork

Abysmal Dawn has unveiled the new Par Olofsson artwork to adorn the band's forthcoming album "Leveling The Plane of Existence" online now at this location. "Leveling The Plane of Existence," the follow-up 2008’s "Programmed To Consume," has been set for a February 1st North American release date (February 7th – UK, February 11th – Germany, Benelux, February 14th – rest of EU). The track listing is as follows:

1. The Age of Ruin
2. Pixilated Ignorance
3. In Service of Time
4. Rapture Renowned
5. Our Primitive Nature
6. Perpetual Dormancy
7. Leveling the Plane of Existence
8. Manufactured Humanity
9. My Own Savior
10. The Sleeper Awakens

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Phobia Streaming New EP Online

Phobia is currently streaming the band's new EP, "Unrelenting," online now via Lambgoat.com at this location. "Unrelenting" sees its North American release on November 23rd, on CD, LP and digitally. A MP3 taken from the new EP, entitled "Revolt Your Life," is also available online courtesy of BrooklynVegan.com.

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Vampires Everywhere! Announces New Live Shows

Vampires Everywhere! will be embarking on a tour alongside Alesana and Our Last Night as the band gears up for the release of the new single "Undead Heart," which will be released on November 29th. Vampires Everywhere! also recently completed work on the video for "Undead Heart" and will be touring with Murderdolls in December.

Michael Vampire comments, "We are extremely honored and excited to be on tour with the MurderDolls in December! We really appreciate them taking us out on this run and look forward to melting some faces. VE! Is excited to bring you new music from our upcoming full length and, of course, an intense stage show! See you in December!"

The band's upcoming live shows are as follows:

On tour with Alesana, Our Last Night & Honor Bright
11/16 – School of Rock – South Hackensack, NJ
11/17 – The Met Café – Pawtucket, RI
11/18 – Webster Theater – Hartford, CT
11/19 – Water Street Music Hall – Rochester, NY
11/21 – The Chance, Poughkeepsie, NY
11/22 – Hangar 84 – Vineland, NJ
11/23 – Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC
On tour with Murderdolls
12/03 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
12/04 – Majestic – Detroit, MI
12/05 – Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
12/06 – The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
12/07 – Altar – Pittsburgh, PA
12/08 – Paradise – Boston, MA
12/09 – Crocodile Rock – Allentown, PA
12/10 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
12/11 – Bourbon Street Ballroom – Baltimore, MD
12/12 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH

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Crustacean Signs To Xtreem Music

Xtreem Music has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with Dutch thrash act Crustacean:

"Veteran dutch thrashers Crustacean have inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of their long awaited 3rd album 'Greed, Tyranny & Sodomy.' Crustacean has been around since 1994 and has since released a mini CD 'Headcleaner' ('95) and two full length albums: 'Burden of our Suffering' ('98) and 'Insaniac' ('03). After a promotional tour the band spent time on other successful live-projects only to re-appear in the best line-up ever in 2007. Since then the band has been focusing on writing their best and most intense thrash metal album ever, 'Greed, Tyranny & Sodomy,'

"Crustacean is a band with a solid line-up, also performing live as Slayer cover band for over twelve years now. The influence of Slayer is undeniable, however Crustacean is all but a Slayer cover band. Crustacean set out to create a rock solid yet exciting and varied Thrash Metal album. 'Greed, Tyranny & Sodomy' was recorded and produced at Double Noise Studios in Tilburg (Holland) by Gerben van der Aa and mastered at Fabrika13 (Slovenia) by Slobodan Milunovic. More...

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Sirenia Reveals New Album Artwork

Norwegian-Spanish gothic metal act Sirenia has revealed the cover artwork for the band's forthcoming album "The Enigma Of Life," which can be viewed here.

Commented Sirenia's Morten Veland: "We are very pleased to finally have completed our new album 'The enigma of life.' We just received the mastered version from Finnvox studios in Finland. We are very satisfied with the end result that reflects almost 2 years of hard work. We are very eager to share all the new songs with our fans and all the metalheads out there. We hope that the album will give you a great listening experience."

The new album "The Enigma Of Life" is set to be released on January 21st, 2011.

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Exodus Announces Headlining UK Tour Dates

Thrash legend Exodus has added six headlining shows in UK before teaming up with Kreator, Death Angel and openers Suicidal Angels For 'Thrashfest 2010' European Tour. The headlining dates are as follows:

Nov 18 Wrexham, Wales - Central Station
Nov 19 Glasgow, Scotland - G2
Nov 20 Dublin, Ireland - The Village
Nov 21 Belfast, Ireland - Spring and Airbrake
Nov 22 Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms
Nov 23 London, UK - O2 Islington Academy

Here are the 'Thrashfest 2010' European Tour dates: More...

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Wisdom In Chains Announces Last Show Of The Year

Wisdom In Chains has announced the band's final show of the year will occur at the Highline Ballroom in New York City on December 30th, 2010 alongside H2O, Cro-Mags, and Trapped Under Ice. The promotional poster for the show can be viewed at this location.

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Dani Filth Issues Band Update

Cradle of Filth front man Dani Filth has issued the following blog about the band's current and upcoming activity:

"Dear readers, belated happy Hallowe'en! Well, has the endless wait been worth it? The album has been out a fortnight in Europe and a week in the US and has garnered all kinds of remarkable press, from the utterly brilliant to the shit and insane. I love it. The circus starts again. At least on the front of it it seems that again we have divided peoples opinions. Love/hate, loathe/adore, suckle/chastise us; it's all so deliciously Catholic.

"Firstly let me apologize for the slight delay people have had to endure for the limited edition box-set, I know it's not cool, but the production was held up by all kinds of issues, so all I can do is to offer you my sincerest regret. And a test tube full of my love juice.

"Also, the limited edition T-shirt does what it says on the tin, it is solely limited to the special edition box-set. Our merchandising company AMP mistakenly put it on our site for sale last week, but have since, on our request, taken it down and fed it to bone-crushing lobsters. Well, what the Devil has been happening in the Cradle camp of late? What tall stories have I to tell? More...

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Apocalyptica Postpones North American Tour

Apocalyptica has posted this message on the band's offical web site:

"We wanted to let you know that sadly we are having to reschedule the current run of US dates to the beginning of March 2011. This is due to issues with Perttu's health; we have taken the advice of several doctors before making this decision. We are working on all details and more information for you right now, and of course we will keep you fully informed! We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our fans and look forward to returning to health and touring in 2011."

Apocalyptica recently released its seventh studio album, "7th Symphony," and features Gavin Rossdae (Bush), Dave Lombardo (Slayer) and Joseph Duplantier (Gojira).

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Impiety To Play Rites Of Darkness Festival

Impiety has issued the following brief statement about the band's first U.S. performance at the Rites of Darkness festival: "Impiety's debut U.S. appearance headlining Rites of Darkness II Festival in San Antonio, Texas this Dec 10th-11th. Demons strike - from above and below...." The festival lineup is as follows:

December 10th:

Engaged in Mutilating - 5:20 - 5:45
Speedwolf - 6:00 - 6:30
Grave Ritual - 6:45 - 7:15
Spiculum Iratus - 7:30 - 8:00
Manticore - 8:15 - 8:50
Infernal Stronghold - 9:05 - 9:35
Grave Miasma - 9:55 - 10:35
Ghoul - 10:55 - 11:35
Blasphemophahger - 11:55 - 12:35
Weapon - 12:55 - close

December 11th:

Blaspherian - 3:40 - 4:10
Obeisance - 4:25 - 4:55
Necroholocaust - 5:10 - 5:40
Hod - 5:55 - 6:25
Morbosidad - 6:40 - 7:10
Vasaeleth - 7:35 - 8:10
Disma - 8:25 - 9:00
Cruciamentum - 9:15 - 9:50
Black Witchery - 10:05 - 10:45
Surrender of Divinity - 11:05 - 11:55
Diocletian - 12:10 12:50
Impiety - 1:05 to close

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Leprous Posts Road Report From Madrid

Norway's Leprous has posted a new tour blog from Madrid. Excerpts from the blog post follow:

"I haven’t been able to wash any laundry since Lille, and now I’m really starting to run out of clothes. Ten concerts without access to a washing machine has also taken its toll on my stage outfit, so today I was determined to find a Laundromat or Lavateria or whatever its called here in Spain. I gathered my Posse (Einar/Tobias), and off we went on our quest. Our first stop was at Lori’s, to borrow some laundry detergent. She supplied us with what we needed, asked around in Spanish to find out where we could go, jogged over herself to check if it was open, returned and told us it was closed, and then added that their (Therion’s) sound check were moved earlier so we wouldn’t have time to wash anything anyway. Cool... Guess the quest will have to be postponed.

"The upside of not being able to do my laundry was that I now had time to take a stroll downtown in Madrid. On our way we were lucky enough to be heading in the opposite direction of a demonstration, featuring both Mickey Mouse and Winnie the Pooh.

"To my surprise they don’t seem to sell clothes in downtown Madrid, so my quest for clean clothes continues. On our way back to the venue, the demonstration had decided to turn around, so once again we had to walk through it in the opposite direction. More...

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Obscura Reveals New Album Details

Obsccura has recently completed work on the band's new album "Omnivium" and has revealed its track listing as: “Septuagint," “Vortex Omnivium," “Ocean Gateways," “Euclidean Elements," “Prismal Dawn," “Celestial Spheres," “Velocity," “A Transcendental Serenade," and “Aevum." The album was recorded at Woodshed Studio in southern Germany with engineer V. Santura and is expected to see a March 2011 release date. Additional album details will be announced shortly.

Obscura drummer Hannes Grossman commented on recording the album: "The recording process was intense and time-consuming, but it brought us many steps forward as musicians both individually and collectively. The songs are still catchy, but there are more epic parts involved, as well as faster and more melodic songs. The extremes of the band's sound extend on all sides, so to say. Expect some things which have never been done before like this in Death Metal!"

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Reverence To Release Album On Vinyl

Reverence has issued the following announcement about the release of the "Inactive Theocracy" album on vinyl: "D.U.K.E, cult underground label will release a double LP version (transparent vinyl) of Inactive Theocracy Album, initially produced by Osmose Productions in CD format (2009). This edition will be available during Christmas."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Origin
2. Faith Design
3. Braith
4. When the Light Blossoms (ft. Hreidmarr)
5. Hypothetical Paths of Silence
6. The Axis of Horror (ft. Dk Deviant)
7. The Last Chapter
8. Hybrid Requiem Phenomenon
9. Regression of Cold Levels

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Bring Me The Horizon Announces Radio Show

Bring Me The Horizon has issued the following announcement about appearing on Kerrang Radio on Saturday, November 27th:

"Kerrang Radio are doing a 2 hour special on BMTH at midnight (GMT) Saturday 27th November. Listen online at this location or listen on 105.2 FM across the West Midlands (UK). Also on DAB Radio in the UK."

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Vanishing Point Announces New Bassist

Melbourne's Vanishing Point has issued the following brief update about recruiting a new bassist: "VP find new bass player. VP are proud to announce 'Simon Best' as their new bass player. A statement will be released shortly." You can also check out Vanishing Point's music via the band's official MySpace profile.

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Edhellen Recruits New Vocalist

Spanish act Edhellen has issued the following brief announcement about recruiting a new vocalist: "We are very pleased to announce several new features. First we want to announce that Edhellen has a new singer, Alvaro Karvac, who debuted with the band on Saturday December 18 at Nave Iguana San Vicente del Raspeig." Edhellen has also announced the new album "Shadow and Desire" is set to be released in early 2011.

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The Law Posts Performance Footage

Sweden's The Law has posted a video clip online of the band's performance at the "Big Balls Metal Compilation" release fest, which took place at the Metal Clüb in Karlstad. The video clip can be viewed below.

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Evile Announces U.K. Tour Dates

British thrash metal outfit Evile has announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour of their home country in February. The band are expected to begin recording their third album sometime after the completion of the trek.

The tour dates are as follows:

February 9 - Manchester, UK - Academy 3
February 10 - Newcastle, UK - Academy
February 11 - Glasgow, UK - Cathouse
February 12 - Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms
February 13 - London, UK - Underworld

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Two More Bands Confirmed For Bloodstock 2011

The organisers of the United Kingdom's Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced that New Wave Of British Heavy Metal legends Angel Witch (now featuring Carcass/former Napalm Death guitarist, Bill Steer) and tongue in cheek thrash metal veterans Lawnmower Deth will be performing at next year's edition of the event, which will take place at Catton Hall in Derbyshire from August 12th - 14th. Also performing at the festival will be headliners, Immortal, as well as Triptykon, Morbid Angel, Therion and Rhapsody Of Fire.

Lawnmower Deth has posted the following message online regarding the confirmation: "The Mid Life Crisis tour continues (well... more of a casual jaunt around the fields of the Midlands if we are honest). We can now confirm that we will be playing at next year's Bloodstock festival and we are pretty damn chuffed about it too.

"After last week’s highly enjoyable slot at the Damnation Festival in Leeds, we are going to go all out to make Bloodstock one to remember! More...

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Cavalera Conspiracy Reveals New Album Details

Cavalera Conspiracy, the band featuring Sepultura founding members Igor and Max Cavalera, as well as Soulfly guitarist Marc Rizzo and Fireball Ministry's, Johnny Chow, announced today that they will release their second album, "Blunt Force Trauma" in March of next year. This will be the follow up to the band's debut album, "Inflikted," which hit the shelves in 2008 and will feature a guest performance from Roger Miret, frontman of the legendary hardcore band, Agnostic Front.

The tracklisting is as follows:

"Warlord"
"Torture"
"Lynch Mob" featuring Roger Miret
"Killing Inside"
"Thrasher"
"I Speak Hate"
"Target"
"Genghis Khan"
"Burn Waco"
"Rasputin"
"Blunt Force Trauma"

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Suicidal Angels Posts New Music Video Online

Greek thrash metal outfit Suicidal Angels has posted their new music video online for the song "Bleeding Holocaust." You can check it out below. The song comes from their forthcoming new studio album, "Dead Again," which is scheduled to be released on November 19th through Noise Art Records. More...

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Ava Inferi Discusses New Album "Onyx"

Atmospheric doomsters AVA INFERI has just finished completing their new album! The Portuguese's/Norwegian's fourth album is entitled "Onyx" and will be released on February 14th (22nd in the US), 2011 through Season of Mist. Guitarist and band leader Rune Eriksen made the following statement about "Onyx:"

"The Tree of Life has got to be learnt by heart; you must know it backwards, forwards, sideways, and upside down; it must become the automatic background of all your thinking. You must keep on hanging everything that comes your way upon its proper bough."

"....and so became ONYX."

"These words of wisdom I borrowed for a moment just to emphazise the importance of evolving to become who you essentially are. How necessary and rewarding it is to breathe the air of experience, to gratefully accept the opportunities granted and to feed on lifes treasures and dreams. For it is through our life experiences and the knowledge attained we are able to develop and define our music and musicality. This I feel strongly about." More...

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Gothic Knights Issues Update On New Album

New York power metal band Gothic Knights has issued the following update on their upcoming new album, "Reflections From the Other Side:"

"The mixing of the next CD titled 'Reflections from the Other Side' is almost complete! We expect it to be finished by mid December! It will feature 10 songs, and from beginning to end the CD will feature the darker and heavier side of Gothic Knights. For those who know our music, this next CD has songs that are comparable in heaviness to some of our past work such as Sleepy Hollow, Vampyre, Nightmare of the Witch, Bridgekeeper, e.t.c. So for fans that appreciate the US power metal sound, they are gonna really dig this one.

"Rick Warlock Sanchez takes his voice to new soaring highs and brutal lows...from clean haunting vocals to brutal Halford like screaming/singing. With the addition of guitarist, Dave the 3rd, we will be presenting the band's first dual lead shredding solos. This CD also features keys wizard Jared Sloan, who laid down keys that would have King Diamond smiling. We, the band know that this is our finest work yet, and can't wait to share it with our friends and fans!"

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Ommatidia Signs To Season of Mist

French melodic dark metallers OMMATIDIA have announced their sigiing to Season of Mist. OMMATIDIA was created by former THE OLD DEAD TREE members Nicolas Chevrollier (guitar) and Vincent Danhier (bass).

Nicolas and Vincent comments, "We have already enjoyed working together with Season of Mist for the three albums of The Old Dead Tree. We are therefore delighted to launch a new partnership for Ommatidia with the whole label crew that we appreciate on both professional and human sides! We fully trust them for giving us the opportunity to benefit from a real international promotion & distribution, among all the great bands on their roster."

"We're very enthusiastic about this first deal for Ommatidia", singer Guillaume adds. "We strongly believe in the support of Season of Mist and in the opportunity to work with a record company managed by passionate people. Our goal is clearly to give all the best chance possible to our music and signing with Season of Mist is probably the best start we could dream of."

OMMATIDIA's debut album "In this Life, or the Next" was recorded at Tour Fine Studio and mastered by Jens Bogren (Paradise Lost, Opeth, Katatonia, Soilwork...). The album has been scheduled for a March 21st, 2011 release.

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Members of Severed Join The World We Knew

Guitarist Justin of New York city unsigned metal band Severed has issued the following update:

"As many of you who are reading this already know, I, along with Jorge and John, have joined The World We Knew. Our first shows with them will be this upcoming weekend, including a show in Brooklyn at Club Europa this Sunday. If you want to see what I’ve gotten myself into, come the fuck out. In December, we’ll be going on a tour down to Florida and back, then playing Stillborn Fest at the end of the month. Now is the time for my out of state friends to come say what’s up!"

"Also, I can not stress this enough- Severed is not breaking up. We have several new songs in the works, one of which we will be debuting at the No Mercy Metal Showcase Dec 1 at Blender Theater. The show was originally planned for the 2nd, but it has been moved. This is Severed’s last show of the year, and one of our biggest ever. The World We Knew will also be playing, so I’m doing double duty. I’d really like to see as many of you there as possible." More...

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Anger Within Releases New EP "Fiction Of Reality"

Atlanta GA, thrash metal band ANGER WITHIN has announced the release of their 4 song "Fiction Of Reality" EP, on November 16th, 2010. This is the band's 2nd release, for New Zealand based label, SATANICA PRODUCTIONS/RECORDS. The EP was recorded earlier in the year, at Virtual Adrenaline Studios and features the following tracklisting:

1. Fiction To Reality
2. Deception
3. Your Failure
4. Endeavor

The band is currently looking for a supportive domestic US label.

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Underoath Announces North American Headline Tour

Christian progressive metalcore act Underoath has revealed the dates for its forthcoming North American headline tour. Support on the trek will come from Animals As Leaders, Thursday and A Skylit Drive. The full list of dates, cities and venues can be found below:

01/20 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
01/22 Dallas,TX – The Palladium Ballroom
01/24 Albuquerque, NM -Sunshine Theatre
01/25 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
01/26 West Hollywood, CA -House Of Blues
01/27 Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
01/28 Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas
01/29 San Diego, CA – SOMA
01/30 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
02/01 Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
02/02 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
02/03 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory Concert House
02/04 Boise, ID – The Knitting Factory Concert House
02/05 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
02/06 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
02/08 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
02/09 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
02/10 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
02/11 Buffalo,NY – The Town Ballroom
02/12 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
02/13 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
02/14 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
02/16 Pittsburgh, PA – Club Zoo
02/17 New York, NY – Terminal 5
02/18 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
02/19 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
02/20 New Have, CT – Toad’s place
02/22 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
02/23 Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend
02/24 Knoxville, TN – Valarium
02/25 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
02/26 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House Of Blues
02/27 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution

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Unicron Signs With Outerloop Management

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada progressive death metal act Unicron has posted the following update online, announcing its signing with Outerloop Management:

"Hey everyone, just thought it was about time to update everyone on whats going on with Unicron. The more exciting of the news to announce is that we have signed on with outerloop management!!! They manage tons of cool bands such as Oceano, Comeback Kid, MIsery Signals, Periphery, and many more and were super stoked to be a part of their family! Watch out for lots of cool things to come in the not to [distant] future!

Finally, to everyone who came out and saw us and supported us throughout our "Double Rainbow" tour...thank you sooo much! To reward you all were going to be coming back through the west with some really cool bands youre going to be stoked on..watch out for december tour dates posted soon throughout western canada!"

Unicron will release its debut EP "Powerbomb"as an independent release on November 16th, 2010.

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