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Metal News for November 17, 2010

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41 news articles posted on this day.

Escape The Fate Announces North American Tour

Escape the Fate have revealed a long list of tour dates for its forthcoming North American tour with Alesana, Motionless In White, Get Scared and Drive A. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

January 20 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
January 21 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
January 22 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
January 24 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Music Hall
January 25 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
January 26 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
January 28 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
January 29 – Orlando, FL @ Club at Firestone
January 30 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @Revolution
February 1 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
February 2 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVA
February 3 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live
February 4 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
February 5 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
February 8 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
February 9 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
February 11 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
February 12 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
February 13 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
February 14 – Toronto, ONT @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
February 16 – Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom
February 17 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
February 18 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Orbit Room
February 19 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
February 20 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
February 21 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
February 23 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
February 25 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
February 26 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
February 27 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House
March 1 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
March 2 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
March 3 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
March 5 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Grand Ballroom
March 6 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
March 8 – Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
March 9 – Fresno, CA @ The Crest Theater
March 11 – Anaheim, CA @ The Grove of Anaheim
March 12 – San Diego, CA @ Soma

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While She Sleeps Posts New Music Video Online

Sheffield, U.K. melodic metalcore act While She Sleeps has posted its new music video online. The video was comprised of live footage for the track "Hearts Aside our Horses." You can view the video below:

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Funeral In Heaven Posts Thailand Footage Online

Sri Lanka's Funeral In Heaven recently returned from their trip to Thailand and has posted a short video from the experience. Make sure you watch past the mid point for performance footage.

Before departing for Thailand, the band posted the new song "Bandhana (Gatahaththey Kathaa Wasthuwa)" on their MySpace player. The song is off the upcoming HYPNOTIC DIRGE RECORDS compilation, which came out on November 7, 2010.

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Assailant Checks In With Band Update

Assailant has checked in with the following update about the band's activity:

"Hey people! Sorry for the lack of updates, don't worry we are very much alive still. Here is a small update for ya! We are currently working on our third album, yet TBA. We are currently unsigned as we left DY1 a while back.

"And furthermore I wanna take this chance of telling you that we will be on the road soon for a few shows in Scandinavia. Peace! More updates will come as we go along. There will be a studio diary (video)!"

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Sirenia Announces New Album Track Listing

Sirenia is set to release the new album "The Enigma of Life" on January 21st, 2011. The track listing for the album is as follows:

1. The End Of It All
2. Fallen Angel
3. All My Dreams
4. This Darkness
5. The Twilight In Your Eyes
6. Winter Land
7. A Seaside Serenade
8. Darkened Days To Come
9. Coming Down
10. This Lonely Lake
11. Fading Star
12. The Enigma Of Life
13. Oscura Realidad (bonus track)
14. The Enigma Of Life (acoustic version; bonus track)

You can also check out the album's cover artwork at this location.

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Virus Announces Show With Ulver

Norway's Virus, which finished recording a new album in October, has issued the following brief update about performing a live show with Ulver in London:

"Virus live with Ulver! And so it begins... The first ever Virus show will take place at KOKO in London on March 22nd, 2010 together with Ulver! Tickets at this location. See you!"

You can also check out sample Virus tracks via the band's MySpace page.

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Dandelium Recruits New Vocalist

Dandelium has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new vocalist:

"Hi everybody! We've got great news: we already have a new vocalist! His name's Javier Perera, he's such an amazing musician and composer who would certainly help Dandelium to grow up. He's started to work in the new vocal melodies; we'll upload a preview soon!"

A video of the new vocalist performing can also be viewed below.

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Quality Watain Live Footage Posted Online

Quality live footage has been posted online from Watain's November 14th, 2010 performance at the Rickshaw Theater in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. You can view the video below:

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Underoath Posts Video Update Online

Christian progressive metalcore act Underoath has posted the following video update online. You can view the video below:



Underoath Visit the USS Bush

Underoath | Myspace Music Videos
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Mushroomhead Announces U.S. Tour Dates

Ohio industrial/alternative metal act Mushroomhead has revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of the United States. You can check out the full list of cities, dates and venues below:

11/24 Sandusky, OH – The Underground
11/27 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
12/10 Chicago, IL – Another Hole In The Wall
12/11 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
12/12 Madison, WI – The Annex
12/13 Lincoln, NE – Knickerbockers
12/14 Co. Springs, CO – Black Sheep
12/15 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
12/16 Boise, ID – The Knitting Factory
12/18 Columbus, OH – Al Rosa
01/21 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
01/22 Geneva, OH – The Cove

It was announced in late October that Former Mushroomhead guitarist and founding member John E. Sekula, known to fans as JJ Righteous, had passed away at the age of 41. JJ Righteous played guitar on Mushroomhead's first three albums which include 1995's "Mushroomhead," 1996's "Superbuick" and 1999's "M3."

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Joe Satriani Posts New Music Video Online

"Light Years Away", the new video from guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani, can be viewed below. The song comes off Satriani's 14th studio album, "Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards."

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Disturbed Adds New Zealand Tour Dates

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 and now New Zealand in April. Joining Disturbed will be California metalcore heavyweights As I Lay Dying and Forgiven Rival and the newly announced Trivium. 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
May 03 - Auckland, NZ - Vector Arena (no Forgiven Rival)
May 04 - Wellington, NZ - TSB Arena (no Forgiven Rival)
May 06 - Canterbury, NZ - CBS Arena (no Forgiven Rival)

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Mygrain Reveals New Album Details

Finnish melodic death metal act Mygrain has announced that it will release its third, self-titled album on January 12, 2011 through Spinefarm Records. The new release was recorded at Seawolf Studios in Helsinki with producer Janne Joutsenniemi and was mixed/mastered by the legendary metal mastermind Dan Swano at Unisound studios in Orebro, Sweden.

"Mygrain" track listing:
1. Into The Parallel Universe (5:34)
2. Shadow People (4:28)
3. Dust Devils And Cosmic Storms (4:50)
4. Of Immortal Aeons (5:40)
5. A Clockwork Apocalypse (6:18)
6. Eye Of The Void (5:16)
7. Trapped In An Hourglass (5:47)
8. Xenomorphic (6:06)
9. Cataclysm Child (6:29)

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Dixie Deathwish Issues Update

Dixie Deathwish has issued the following update regarding their recent decision to disband:

"We have decided to keep the name Dixie Deathwish. We have made this decision for a couple of reasons. The first being that we really like the name. The second is that despite the fact that we might not have had the best relationships with some venues or bands in the past we are determined to change all of that. Third let's face it some bands and other people in the area would have loved to see us drop the name and kind of admit defeat, but that is just not our style. We are determined to come back with a ferocity on stage on rivaled by few in this area and we look forward to sharing the stage with those bands and i think they know who they are. Because it is good to play shows with bands that push you as a performer and gives you a reason to step your game up. And that is what we are doing boys and girls so get ready for us cause here we come and we are coming full force. We look forward to sharing the stage with any and all bands and seeing alot of fans we have'nt seen in a while."

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Soilwork Member To Take Part In Symphony Show

Bjorn Strid, Guitarist of Swedish melodic death metak act Soilwork, will participate in the third annual "Winter Metal Symphony" show, formerly "Christmas Metal Symphony." The event is set to take place January 22, 2011 at 013 in Tilburg, The Netherlands. The singers will be backed by a six-piece band and a 30-piece classical orchestra as they perform classic heavy metal and hard rock songs. This unique show will contain "songs from all metal genres — from prog-metal to rock, from death to speed and from industrial to symphonic." The show also features members of Death Angel, Revamp and Pagan's Mind.

Confirmed musicians:
Björn "Speed" Strid (SOILWORK)
Floor Jansen (REVAMP)
Mark Osegueda (DEATH ANGEL)
Nils K. Rue (PAGAN'S MIND)
Anneke van Giersbergen (THE GATHERING)
Anna Phoebe (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA)
George Oosthoek (ex-ORPHANAGE, PLEURISY)

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Setherial Issues Band Update

Swedish metal band Setherial has issued the following update:

"There haven’t been any updates lately but that doesn’t mean that we are not working hard as usual. We are currently working on a limited edition EP-release that will be released in early 2011. The EP will feature one new track entitled "Treason" and a cover of Zyklon-B's "Warfare". We are also in the beginning of rehearsing new material for our next full length-album."

"A limited edition gatefold LP-version of 'Lords of the night realm' has been released through Funeral Industries, the same label that did the magnificent re-release of 'Nord.' Funeral Industries has been great to work with and we hope to continue our collaboration for years to come. We have always wanted to release a proper LP-version of "Hell eternal" with the correct LP-master and if things work out as planned this will happen in a not too distant future."

"Regarding the line-up we can inform you that our rythm guitarist Thurz left the ranks last year due to lack of dedication and time. Since then we have had a session drummer from Italy while Mysteriis has been handling the bass duities. Right now we are rehearsing with a new local drummer to make things a bit easier when it comes to rehearsing, touring and so on. His skill, personality and dedication fits Setherial perfect and we will most likely sound stronger than ever when we will return to perform live rituals again in 2011. More information regarding this amazing drummer will be presented further on." More...

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Life As A Ghost Signs With Eulogy Recordings

Long Island, New York post-hardcor act Life As A Ghost has singed on with Eulogy Recordings. The group will enter the studio in January with producer Eliot Gellar (THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD, MOVING MOUNTAINS) to begin recording its new album for an early spring release. Life As A Ghost features former members of Bela Kiss, Dr.Acula and The World We Knew.

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Dragonrider Signs To Symphoqueen Productions

Guitarist Rad Miqdadi of the Jordan metal band Dragonrider has issued the following update:

"1st of all I would like to Express our Gratitude towards All the people who have been into our Music and have been on our Friend list all these years. Every Single Comment Helped us out and everyone who played our music Helped us out. So it's a Big Heavy Metal thank you to everyone."

"Dragonrider has Finally Signed a Contract With Symphoqueen Productions a Local Heavy Metal Label, That will be in charge of Distributing our upcoming and 1st Full Length Album. The Album will be available on www.amazon.com and ITunes and other Websites.
So look Forward to it."

"The Band will start recording the new album ASAP and we hope we will celebrate the new year with our 1st Full Album."

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I Declare War Finds New Vocalist

Seattle, Washington deathcore act I Declare War has announced the addition of vocalist Jamie Hanks to the group's ranks as its new, permanent vocalist. Hanks had been filling in on lead vocals for the band since July. Jamie Hanks is known for his work in the band Those Who Lie Beneath.

I Declare War are planning to enter the studio to re-record tracks from its sophomore album, "Malevolence," featuring Jamie King on Vocals. A release is planned for early 2011.

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As They Sleep Posts New Song, "The Unseen," Online

Michigan technical death metal band As They Sleep has posted a new track, “The Unseen,” on their official MySpace page, in anticipation of the release of their Solid State Records debut album, "Dynasty," next week. “The Unseen” joins four other tracks from the November 22nd release, which are currently streaming at their MySpage page.

The tracklisting for "Dynasty" is as follows:

01. Oracle of the Dead
02. To the Republic
03. The Third Reich
04. Bedlam at the Nile
05. The Darkest Ages
06. Ritual
07. The Offering
08. Attila
09. Poseidon
10. God of War
11. The Unseen More...

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Darkblack Reveals New EP Details

Northwestern U.S. act Darkblack has just put the finishing touches on the band's new "Midnight Wraith" EP. The EP was recorded at Revolver Studios by Nalin Silva, and the opening track "Doom Herald" is available for streaming at this location. The "Midnight Wraith" EP track listing is as follows:

1. Doom Herald
2. Power Monger
3. Golden Idol
4. Midnight Wraith
5. Broken Oath

"Midnight Wraith" will be released on December 1st, 2010 via San Jose, California-based Stormspell Records. Darkblack also has the following upcoming tour dates: More...

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Metamorphosis Reveals New Album Details Online

German death metal band Metamorphosis has "Born Of Might" will be out in December. The band has also posted the track, "Pan's Labyrinth," MySpace page. The tracklisting for "Born of Might" [cover art] is as follows:

01. Born Of Might
02. Black Blood
03. Pan's Labyrinth
04. Visions From Beyond
05. Iceworld
06. Infernal Winds
07. A Mystical Journey
08. Within The Veil Of Dusk
09. Maelstrom Of Chaos
10. Descent Into The Void

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Angra Announces European Tour

Brazilian progressive power metal act Angra has revealed the dates for its forthcoming European tour. The tour is set to take place within the month of February, 2011 and will make 12 stops in total. You can check out the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

Feb. 13 - Milano, Italy - Live Club
Feb. 15 - Bologna, Italy - Estragon
Feb. 16 - Nancy, France - Lautre Canal
Feb. 17 - Lyon, France - Ninkasi Kao
Feb. 18 - Barcelona, Spain - Salamandra 1
Feb. 19 - Bordeaux, France - Krakatoa
Feb. 20 - Madrid, Spain - Ritmo Y Compas
Feb. 23 - Toulouse, France - Bikini
Feb. 24 - Nantes, France - Olympic
Feb. 25 - Tourcoing, France (Lille) - Le Grand Mix
Feb. 26 - London, UK - O2 Islington Academy
Feb. 27 - Paris, France - Elysee Monmartre

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Sea Of Treachery Streaming New Song

San Diego's Sea Of Treachery has posted the new song "A Lifetime Ago" online through the band's FaceBook page which can be found at this location. The upcoming Sea of Treachery album "Wonderland" is set to be released on December 4th, 2010 via the Blkheart Group.

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Suicidal Tendencies Postpones Last 5 Tour Dates

Suicidal Tendencies has issued the following message regarding their recent decision to postpone their last five tour dates:

"It's always great to hit the East Coast and catch up with alot of our friends/ bands/ family.
Unfortunately the NYC show will be the last show of this tour. Sadly, one of the band members had a parent pass away suddenly and needed to fly home to be with his family in this difficult time and handle all the funeral arrangements, etc. With heavy hearts, the band decided it would be best to postpone the remaining ST shows and make them up sometime next year. We appreciate your understanding, your thoughts and your prayers. Please give us a few days and we will try and let those who already have tickets, how to get refunds, etc. Again, we are so sorry to have to postpone these shows, but hope that everyone will be able to understand, and we'll do our best to make the dates up."

Effected dates are as follows:

11/17 - Metro – Chicago, IL
11/18 - Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
11/20 - Summit – Denver, CO
11/21 - Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM

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As Hell Retreats Signs To Facedown Records

As Hell Retreats has signed a deal with Facedown Records for the release of the band's new album "Volition." Vocalist Jackson Greene had this to say about the move:

"We are more than excited to be moving to Facedown Records. We’ve appreciated this label for what it has done for its bands and we are more than grateful for getting that opportunity. We’ve been working so hard touring and promoting our record ‘Revival’ off of Strike First Records and we want to work even harder with writing our new Facedown Release titled ‘Volition,’ making it our most passionate material yet."

As Hell Retreats will be heading into the studio to record “Volition” with Brian Hood (A Plea For Purging, MyChildren MyBride) in January. Look for “Volition” to be released in Spring 2011.

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Demon Hunter Streaming "The Wind" Online

Christian metal act Demon Hunter has issued the following brief announcement about streaming a song online from a Christmas compilation album: "A new song 'The Wind' is posted now on our MySpace page. The song appears on 'Happy Christmas Volume 5' which is in stores and online now." The track can be heard at this location.

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Buzzov*en Announces West Coast Shows

Buzzov*en has announced a six date west coast mini-tour that kicks off on December 13th and includes stops in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and Denver. The dates are as follows:

12/13/2010 The Ruby Room - San Diego, CA
12/14/2010 Ultra Violet - Los Angeles, CA
12/15/2010 DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA
12/16/2010 Dante's - Portland, OR
12/17/2010 Funhouse - Seattle, WA
12/19/2010 3 Kings Tavern - Denver, CO

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Lineup Announced For Bonecrusher Fest

The 2011 Bonecrusher fest will kick off in February and consists of Dying Fetus, Keep of Kalessin, Carnifex, Annotations of an Autopsy, Fleshgod Apocalypse, and Angelus Apatrida. Dying Fetus singer John Gallagher has this to say: "After touring the entire world in 2010 we cannot think of a better way to start off the year 2011 than back in Europe. We cannot wait to witness the breaking of bones and the crushing of skulls as we headline Bonecrusher Fest. The line-up promises to the fans in each and every city that they will witness the most brutal and aggressive tour for all of 2011…guaranteed. Bones crushed!"

The currently announced dates are as follows:

18.02.11 Germany Aschaffenburg Colos Saal
19.02.11 Germany Essen Turock
20.02.11 Holland Utrecht Tivoli
21.02.11 Germany Hamburg Knust
22.02.11 Day Off
23.02.11 Germany Berlin K17
24.02.11 Czech Rep Prague Exit Chmelnice
25.02.11 Germany Leipzig Theater-Fabrik
26.02.11 Germany Mnchen Feierwerk
27.02.11 Slovakia Bratislava Randal Club
28.02.11 Austria Wien Arena
01.03.11 Slovenia Ljubljana Kino Siska
02.03.11 Germany Nrnberg Hirsch
03.03.11 Italy Schio (VI) Mac2 Club
04.03.11 Italy Rome Blackout Rock Club
05.03.11 Switzerland Luzern Schr
06.03.11 Germany Ludwigsburg Rockfabrik
07.03.11 France Paris Trabendo
08.03.11 UK London O2 Academy Islington
09.03.11 UK Birmingham O2 Academy 2
10.03.11 Belgium Hasselt Muziekodroom
11.03.11 Germany Kassel Kulturfabrik Salzmann

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Murder Construct Streaming New EP

Murder Construct is currently streaming the band's debut EP online now via MetalSucks.net at this location. The self-titled EP will see its release next Tuesday, November 23rd, on CD, 12” vinyl, and digitally.

Murder Construct features Travis Ryan (Cattle Decapitation) on vocals, Leon del Muerte (Exhumed, Phobia, Impaled) on guitar and vocals, Kevin Fetus (Fetus Eaters, Watch Me Burn) on guitar, Danny Walker (Intronaut, Exhumed, Uphill Battle) on drums, and Caleb Schneider (Bad Acid Trip) on bass.

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Amorphis Confirmed For Rock Harz Open Air

Finland's Amorphis has been confirmed to appear at the 2011 edition of the Rock Harz Open Air festival, which is set to take place in Ballenstedt Airfield, Germany from July 7th -9th. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location. The upcoming Amorphis tour dates are as follows:

11/17 Proxima Warsaw, POLAND
11/18 Szene Vienna, AT
11/19 Kd Serikovka Plzen, CZ
11/20 Cvetlicrna Ljubljana, SI
11/21 Diesel Budapest, HUNGARY
11/23 Backstage Munich, Bavaria, GERMANY
11/24 Rockfabrik Ludwigsburg, GERMANY
11/25 Transilvania Erstfeld, CH
11/26 Estragon Bologna, ITALY
11/27 Club Vaudeville Lindau, GERMANY
11/28 Zeche Bochum, GERMANY
12/8 Tavastia Helsinki, Suomi, FINLAND
12/9 Tavastia Helsinki, FINLAND
12/10 Finlandia-klubi Lahti, FINLAND
12/11 Lutakko Jyväskylä, FINLAND
12/16 Klubi Turku, FINLAND
12/17 Rytmikorjaamo Seinäjoki, FINLAND
12/18 Club Teatria Oulu, FINLAND
12/31 Pakkahuone Tampere, FINLAND
5/7 Karmøygeddon Haugesund, NORWAY

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Dead Shape Figure Posts Acoustic Cover Videos

Dead Shape Figure has posted video clips online from a recent acoustic performance. The clips for "My Girlfriend's Girlfriend" by Type O Negative and "Dirty Black Summer" by Danzig can be viewed below.

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Fueled By Fire Reveals Album Track Listing

Fueled By Fire has revealed that the track listing for the new album "Plunging Into Darkness" is as follows:

1. The Arrival
2. Rising From Beneath
3. Within The Abyss
4. Unidentified Remains
5. Plunging Into Darkness
6. Eye Of The Demon
7. Evoke (Intro)
8. Evoke The Curse
9. Amongst The Dead
10. Sickness Of Humanity
11. Mass Infestation

The cover artwork for the album can also be seen at this location.

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System Divide Announces First U.S. Tour

System Divide has announced its first U.S. tour in February alongside Eluveitie, 3 Inches of Blood, and Holy Grail. The currently announced dates are as follows:

02.01 Theatre of living arts – Philadelphia – PA
02.02 Gramercy Theatre – New York – NY
02.03 The Palladium – Worcester – PA
02.04 Cercle – Quebec city – QC
02.05 Le National – Montreal – QC
02.06 Opera House – Toronto – ON
02.08 The Bottom Lounge – Chicago – IL
02.09 Station 4 – Saint Paul – MN
02.10 Granada Theater – Lawrence, Kansas
02.11 Marquis Theater – Denver – CO
02.12 Club Sound – Salt Lake City – UT
02.14 El Corazon – Seattle – WA
02.17 Slim’s - San Francisco – CA
02.18 Key club – West Hollywood – CA
02.19 Nile Theatre – Mesa – AZ
02.21 Backstage Live - San Antonio – TX
02.22 Warehouse Live – Houston – TX
02.24 State Theatre – St Petersburg – FL
02.25 Firestone – Orlando – FL
02.26 Masquerade – Atlanta - GA

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Vengeful Issues Studio Update

Canada's Vengeful has issued the following update from the recording studio:

"So here we are after 2 days of recording: Phil is firing on all cylinders and we just completed the 8th song, we resume recording on the 18th to hopefully be done with capturing drum
performances.

"Decay, Consumed, Malice are amongst the finished tracks, we're entering the painful phase with the longer songs next session. Even though this is hard work we're enjoying every second of it. Chris is working his magic and we're actually laughing (just like in the TOC sessions) in the studio. Let's not have too much fun and make a dark record now shall we..."

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Monumental Torment Reveals New Album Details

Monumental Torment has issued the following announcement about finishing the recording of a new album:

"After a long wait, all the members of Monumental Torment have finished their time in the studio. It was not an easy task completing an album with members on different sides of the globe. It took time, dedication, and a high amount of communication but we have made an album we are proud of. For the album, every member of the group had to step up their level of musicianship and technicality.

"Ioann learned to play the piano, Artem focused on technique and precision, and Lloyd worked on his tones and technicality. After all the hard work, we hope you will enjoy it as much as we do. We have done all of this for the fans, we love you and consider you a part of our group. Before the entire album releases, we are going to release a single for you to hear, so stay on the look out brothers! Thank you again!"

The cover artwork for "Element of Chaos" can be viewed here, and the album's track listing is as follows: More...

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Death Angel Announces North American Tour

Bay Area thrash metal legends Death Angel has announced the second leg of their North American tour in support of their new studio album, "Relentless Retribution." Joining them on the trek will be Lazarus A.D., Bonded By Blood, Early Man and Hexen.

Speaking on the tour, vocalist Mark Osegueda commented: "We are pleased to announce some additional dates to the North American Relentless Retribution tour! We added some key west coast cities that we hit on the SOILWORK tour and as promised, we are coming back to destroy them with our headlining set. Also included are certain territories of Canada that we haven't played on since the Act III tour in 1990. I said before that this is going to be the most extensive tour of this band's career and here is more proof! So, come out and witness the energy that is Death Angel live! Look forward to seeing some long lost friends and some brand new ones as well! See you on the road!"

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Human Rejection Vocalist In Motorcycle Accident

Greek act Human Rejection has issued the following announcement about taking a break from live shows due to the band's vocalist being involved in a motorcycle accident:

"Hey everyone! Last weeks wasn’t so lucky for us…..... Unfortunately Alex had a motorcycle accident and he had a major surgery in his arm! Everything went good and now he has to recover at his home for some months! Furthermore Chris joined the army (a typical bullshit that we have to do in this shitty country for nine months) and he will stay away from his daily work with the band!

"Due to this problems that we have to do with isn’t possible to confirm any gigs for the next few months but the band is moving forward and a lot of new extremely aggressive and brutal tracks are ready for the third album! We would like to thank everyone who keep supporting us in what we doing!We will be back on tour as soon as possible! Nothing can stop us! Keep in touch for more updates the best come… Cheers!"

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Just One Fix Updates Tour Schedule

New Zealand's Just One Fix has issued the following update about adding a new show to the "Woodstock Kiwi Metal Bar" tour, which also features Tainted and Darklight Corporation:

"New show added to the Tour! All ages show in Whangarei before the show at the Red Eye (Sat 27 Nov). From 12:30pm at The Shed (next door to Arthur's Emporium) Also feat; Tainted, Sairalei, Septicide, Dead Heads, Holly Shark."

The upcoming Just One Fix tour dates are as follows:

11/18 2010 Medusa Wellington, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND
11/18 2010 Medusa Bar Wellington, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND
11/19 2010 Breakers (Grand Hotel Complex) Wanganui, Manawatu, NEW ZEALAND
11/20 2010 Basement Bar New Plymouth, Taranaki, NEW ZEALAND
11/25 2010 Axcess Bar Hamilton, Waikato, NEW ZEALAND
11/25 2010 Axces Bar Hamilton, Waikato, NEW ZEALAND
11/26 2010 Dogs Bollix Auckland, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
11/26 2010 Zeal West Henderson, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
11/26 2010 Dogz Bollix Auckland, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
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Immortal Announces U.S. Tour Dates

Norwegian black metal legends Immortal has announced that they will be heading to the United States in February for a brief tour in support of their latest studio album, "All Shall Fall." Supporting them on the trek will be Absu.

The tour dates are as follows:

February 19th - New York, New York – Gramercy Theater
February 20th - Baltimore, Maryland - Sonar
February 21st - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Mr. Small's Theatre
February 22nd - Chicago, Illinois - The Bottom Lounge
February 24th - Denver, Colarado - Summit Theatre
February 26th - San Antonio, Texas - Backstage Live

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Religious Protest Cancels Sydney's "Black Mass"

Metal Obsession reports that a Sydney-based religious group on Facebook has seemingly successfully protested against the running of a Black metal mini-festival at Sydney venue Newtown RSL. It is understood that the venue pulled out from the event, and the promoter, Séance Records, has currently postponed the event until another date/venue can be found.

The protesting Facebook group has the following statement as their description, on a profile that has limited public content available to non-members.

This coming Sat 27th November a satanic “Black Mass” celebration is to occur at Newtown RSL – it is simply disgraceful. The advertising which features the insignia of the Church of Satan and an inverted crucifix is encouraging people to come and partake in an “unholy spell to be cast upon the city of Sydney” featuring the “ultimate of soul possessing occult revelations…unbridled blasphemy… [and] a union of all things unholy.

Promoter, Séance Records, has subsequently announced the postponement of the event until another date/venue can be found. They commented in a press release posted on Brisbane based metal forums Brismetal…

Less than two weeks out from the show The RSL board has pulled the plug on Black Mass Festival. They have blatantly cancelled with no prior notice and with no option of negotiation or compromise. They have sadly bowed under pressure from Christians who have lobbied them to cancel the show.

The Christians have launched the full scale of their campaign at the last minute, I believe in a calculated manner to sabotage us to the fullest extent possible. They have done so via a series of facebook pages organized to have the event cancelled. From their website we can tell that these are the same people who lobby against gay & lesbian rights, womens reproductive rights & contraception.

Their actions will cause large scale hurt not to a secret den of Satanists as they may imagine but to normal hard working, tax paying, law abiding Australians. Young people who have taken time off work, rearranged their schedules and family life, then spent money that they probably can’t afford on flights and tickets to the event in the pursuit of a shared love for heavy metal & live independent Australian music.

In response to this turn of events, a rival Facebook group “AGAINST THE CHRISTIANS PROTESTING AGAINST “BLACK MASS” MUSIC FESTIVAL.”

Bands that been announced for the Black Mass festival included Spire, Moon, Astriaal, Sanguinary Misanthropia, Erebus Enthroned, Wardaemonic, Nazxul, and Drowning the Light.

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