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Metal News for November 2, 2009

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43 news articles posted on this day.

Cold's New Album Being Mastered, New Song Online

Cold frontman Scooter Ward has issued an update on their new album and end of year tour. The band has also posted a new song, "My Religion," on their MySpace page. Here's the update:

"Getting geared up for the new year. The new album titled 'EPIC' is being mastered at this moment and will be done very soon. I have submitted the song 'MY RELIGION' for the myspace page. We had played that one at a few shows on the last tour so i wanted everyone to hear the finished version. Although the song is not a single from the record i think its cool so here it is. Upcoming tour dates for our 2 week tour will be available this week so keep checking in. Album will be released early next year and tours will follow. As always we thank you all for the support over all the years as COLD and love you all very much. New merchandise will be coming from our new store in December and I will keep you all updated as things happen. S.W."

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Monolith Streaming Four New Songs Online

Canadian metallers Monolith are currently streaming four new songs online from their upcoming album. The tracks can be heard at the band's official MySpace page. The new album was recorded at Batcave Studios with Adam Wathan and the final mixing and mastering were done with Jordan Valeriote at Sundown Studio.

The track listing will be as follows:

1. A Faithful Few
2. The Call Of Wisdom
3. Across The Baltic
4. Chokehold
5. Break The Cycle
6. Golgotha
7. Second Birth
8. Ultimatum
9. Reject The Counterfeit
10. Eternal Throne
11. More Than Conquerors
12. Monolith

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Katatonia Video Interview Posted Online

Diskant.dk conducted a video interview in Copenhagen with Anders Nyström and Jonas Renkse of Katatonia discussing their new album "Night is the New Day." The first part of the interview can be viewed below and the second part is available after the jump. "Night is the New Day" will be released in the U.S. on November 10th through Peaceville Records.

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Ex Deo Drops Off Some Ensiferum Tour Dates

Ex Deo have pulled out of some dates on the Ensiferum tour for visa matters beyond the bands control. Commented front man Maurizio:

"Well the Gods are definitely not smiling on us at the moment. Some confusion happened in the visa department for a couple guys in our camp and by the time it will be solved, the tour will be too far in for us to join it and financially it would be a disaster. The good news is we will be doing the last week of shows from Chicago to New York. We’re planning some Ex Deo stuff next year in America at the moment. We’ve lots of supporters that will be disappointed if it doesn’t happen so we’ll try our best to make it up next year.”

Ex Deo will film a video for the track “In Her Dark Embrace” taken from the band's debut "Romulus." The video will be shot once again by director Ivan Colic and producer Stanimir Lucik in Belgrade, Serbia. The filming will take place in early January 2010 and will be released in the month of Mars (March) to celebrate Mars, the ancient Roman god of war.

Ex Deo will still be performing on the following dates: More...

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Between The Buried And Me To Tour Australia

Between The Buried And Me will be heading back down for their own headlining tour in March 2010. Supporting their brand new album, "The Great Misdirect," the band will be playing on the following dates:

03/28/2010 - The Hifi (18+), Brisbane, QLD, AU
03/27/2010 - Manning Bar (18+), Sydney, NSW, AU
03/26/2010 - The Corner Hotel (18+), Melbourne, VIC, AU
03/25/2010 - Fowlers (All Ages), Adelaide, SA, AU
03/24/2010 - Amplifier Bar (18+), Perth, WA, AU

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Serenity Issues Road Report

Austrian metallers Serenity have issued the following road report from their current tour:

"Hi, we had another 2 days on the road and what to say??? Everything's just fine!

"Bielefeld/Germany was some kind of strange.... A lot of problems during the whole day for really everybody included into this tour package. No local crew, no stagehands, no lighting tech (I did lights for Threshold ;-), no backstage room (there was a bar where we had dinner and everything - but needed to get out there at around 6 p.m., and much much more.... This is really strange for such a tour - however, though only about 100 people the concert was great as always.

"Pratteln/Switzerland today was great, perfect PA, top lighning engineer, top technics everywhere, a hughe venue, about 350-400 people, perfect. Threshold is still playing their set (a great live band by the way) and SERENITY is just taking a shower (not together ;-)) The best thing on this tour is that we don't need to drive with a van and on our own. Going into the nightliner and don't need to worry on anything is a great feeling again! So no lack of sleep, no big problems. Ahhhhhhhhh great. More...

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Funeral For A Friend Postpones UK Tour Date

Funeral For A Friend have announced their homecoming show at the Coal Exchange in Cardiff has been postponed to Monday, November 23rd due to factors outside the bands control. Tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled show but anyone wishing to obtain a refund should revert to their original point of purchase.

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Morbid Carnage Signs To Pulverised Records

Pulverised Records have announced the signing of Hungarian thrashers Morbid Carnage for the release of their first full-length album “Night Assassins."

Pulverised Records A&R Manager Calvin states: “Morbid Carnage definitely know their thrash metal; all the necessary ingredients to make a good old-fashion Thrash song work effectively and the overall vibe on “Night Assassins” is just totally immense. This is a straight-forward, no-holds-barred pure onslaught of retro-Thrash at its finest!"

Comments Morbid Carnage bass player Janos Horvath (aka Necrofaust): “It is our honour to be signed to Pulverised Records as the label has really some great bands and most importantly, a very positive attitude. We are sure that Pulverised Records will spread our first full-length album (recorded in the summer of this year) to the old-school souls of ripping Thrash Metal maniacs around the world!”

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Eminence Posts Live Footage

Brazilian metallers Eminence have posted live footage online of their performance at Ebullition Bulle in Switzerland on October 29th. The video clip can be viewed below. Eminence's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

11/5 Aachen@AZ-Aachen- DE Aachen
11/6 Amsterdam@The Cave - Holland Amsterdam
11/7 Leerdam@Rootz - Holland Leerdam
11/8 Balk@Rock Cafe Spider - With Seita - Holland Balk, Friesland
11/13 Selestat@LeTigre - France Selestat
11/14 Nancy@L’Autre Canal Metal Ride Fest - France Nancy
11/15 Recklinghausen@Mysteria - Recklinghausen- Germany Recklinghausen
11/20 Osaka@Nanba Rockets - with / EARDRUM, ZUNGIRI Osaka
11/21 Nagoya Ikeshita @CLUB UP SET with / EARDRUM, MY SECOND HEARTBEAT Nagoya
11/23 Tokyo Shinjuku@ LIVE FREAK with / CONCRETE EXPERIENCE, awake, INHERITED TRUTH, FASTKILL Tokyo Shinjyuku More...

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Living Sacrifice Posts Studio Footage

Living Sacrifice has posted studio footage online of their time recording their new album "The Infinite Order," which can be viewed below. "The Infinite Order" is currently set for a January 26th release date.

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Slayer Posts Final Song Explanation Video Clip

The final entry in Slayer's "World Painted Blood" song explanation talks has been posted online and can be viewed below. The new video clip discusses the song "Not Of This God." The new album "World Painted Blood" will be released on Tuesday, November 3rd in North America.

The "World Painted Blood" track listing is as follows:

1. World Painted Blood
2. Unit 731
3. Snuff
4. Beauty Through Order
5. Hate Worldwide
6. Public Display Of Dismemberment
7. Human Strain
8. Americon
9. Psychopathy Red
10. Playing With Dolls
11. Not Of This God More...

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Mutiny Within Offering Free MP3 Download

Roadrunner Records is currently offering a free MP3 download of a new Mutiny Within track titled "Awake." The song is available for download at this location for 24 hours only (registration is required). The track will be taken down on November 3rd at 11:00 PM EST.

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Assassin To Headline True Thrash Festival 2010

German thrashers Assassin have announced they will be headlining both days of the True Thrash Fest 2010 in Osaka, Japan alongside At War and Warpath. The festival will take place on March 27th and 28th. Samples of Assassin's music can be found at their official MySpace page.

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Burst Posts Final U.S. Show For Download

Sweden's Burst have announced they are officially disbanding after their final tour date in Gothenburg on December 18th. Burst is also offering fan-filmed footage of their final U.S. show in Chicago as a free download. The video can be downloaded at this location.

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Cirrha Niva Drummer To Sit Out Upcoming Shows

Dutch metallers Cirrha Niva have issued the following statement about their drummer sitting out their upcoming live shows:

"As Tommy is having health problems he will not be able to perform any live shows with the band. At this moment it is unsure when he will return. We have found a temporary replacement in Eelco van der Meer from the band Ethereal.

"He only had one week to prepare himself as he will be performing with us next Friday, Nov. 6 in Baroeg, Rotterdam (NL). We are confident that he will do a great job! Unfortunately we limited to the 7 songs from For Moments Never Done, we will not play any older songs. We thank all of you who will be present at the upcoming gigs for your understanding!

"Tommy will be joining us for a last time this year on our acoustic show on the Mindview Metal Convention, Nov. 8 in Belgium. Eelco will also play the show in 013, Tilburg. We'll keep you updated on Tommy's condition!!"

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Evergreen Terrace Comments On Missing Utah Show

Guitarist Josh James of Evergeen Terrace has issued the following statement about the band missing their Halloween tour date in Utah:

"Sorry to anyone who came out to our Halloween show last night in Layton, UT. We had van troubles and weren't able to make the show. We hope you still had fun with Asking Alexandria and For The Fallen Dreams. We promise we will be back to the SLC area to make up the show."

You can still catch Evergreen Terrace on the following tour dates: More...

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Judgment Hammer Recruits New Drummer And Bassist

Judgment Hammer has announced their new album "Arbiter of Fate" will be released on November 3rd. The new track "Lightning War" from the album can be heard at the band's official MySpace page. Judgment Hammer has also issued the following statementa bout recruiting a new drummer and bassist:

"With the addition of two new members, the lineup is now stronger than ever. From now on, Sid La Tray will take over drumming duties and Dustin Fugere will be shredding the bass. Dustin fills a void at the bass spot that has persisted for nearly a year now. Sid replaces our former drummer, Joel Isaacs, who only recently departed due to changing musical tastes and the desire to pursue new opportunities. We wish Joel the best in all his future activities.

"Now that we have the pieces back in place, we will be ready and able to destroy a venue near you again very soon! Look for the addition of concert dates to accompany the release of our debut album!"

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Orange Goblin To Support Saint Vitus

Doom metal act Saint Vitus have announced they will be touring Europe in early 2010. Orange Goblin will be performing as special guests for the London stop of the tour at The Scala on February 10th. Orange Goblin's complete list of upcoming tour dates is as follows:

11/14 2009 Concorde II Brighton, UK
11/28 2009 The Roadhouse Manchester, UK
12/19 2009 The Scala London, England
1/16 2010 An Club, Athens, Greece
2/10 2010 The Scala w/ SAINT VITUS London, UK
3/13 2010 Hammerfest II Prestatyn, North Wales, UK

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Shadows Fall Seeking Fan Input On MySpace Songs

Shadows Fall have announced they are removing the full stream of their new album "Retribution" from their MySpace page and will be replacing them with fan chosen tracks. Fans can vote for their top three favorite Shadows Fall songs to be placed on their MySpace player at this location.

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Hulk Hogan Speaks On Trying For Metallica

Pro-wrestling legend Terry Bolea (better known as Hulk Hogan) has revealed that he was more than willing to walk away from the wrestling business to join Metallica as their new bass player. As fans of Hogan are aware, before becoming a wrestler he was an accomplished bass player who earned good money playing in bands.

He states: "I was in England presenting an award with Jerry Hall, Mick Jagger’s ex, and she told me the (Rolling) Stones were looking for a bass player,” Hogan said. “I sent her a ton of merchandise that she asked for and said ‘Tell Mick I’m a great bass player.’ I never heard a word back.

"When Metallica was looking for a bass player, I called and never heard a word back from them either. I would have quit wrestling in a heartbeat to be a bass player for Metallica."

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Vengeful Issues Band Update

Montreal death metallers Vengeful have issued the following update about working on new material:

"Long time no speak!!!

"First we would like to thank everyone that has purchased a copy of The Omnipresent Curse and all those that took sometime to come and support us at our cd release shows...... and all you downloaders....keep spreading the word!!! It means a lot to know that some people out there actually get some of what we're doing. We've kinda kept quiet on the news front because there wasn't much to tell.

"News are: Olivier (bass) has recently joined our fellow montrealers Neuraxis. He's still in the band and we hope things stay that way. Sick of the lineup changes. We've already started to put together new songs. We're working on Awakening, the closest we've come up to composing another Transcending but in a 10-12 minute format.... and we're starting to work on the vocals for Delusional, a song we intend to premiere at Rimouski DeathFest. More...

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Tools Of Torture Singer To Guest On Egemony Album

Italy's Tools of Torture has issued the following announcement about vocalist Genobile making a guest appearance on the upcoming Egemony album:

"We would let you know that our singer Genobile will be doing guest vocals on 'Guttural Orgy (Keepers Of The Unity)', song from 'Baptysm Of The Unborn', the Egemony's debut album out soon for Nice To Eat You Records. Genobile and all the Tools Of Torture band would like to thanks Alessandro 'Fetz' from Egemony for this guest appearance in his album. It's really a honor and pleasure for us and we would wish you good luck for this upcoming sick work!"

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Column

Unearthing the Metal Underground in New Orleans

New Orleans is known worldwide for its legendary music of every genre. Myths have been created about what could have possibly happened here that made it such a hotbed of musical creativity. To quickly debunk those false myths; a lax government combined with a mixture of fun-loving people of all ethnicities led to a freedom of expression, and one off-shoot of that was music. Rock n’ roll was created in-part by the citizens of New Orleans. Therefore, metal would soon find its way into the dive bars and clubs that fill our streets. Sludge was our specialty, but all kinds of metal started pouring out of the amps, and some bands became famous, spreading “New Orleans Metal” around the globe. That first wave of musicians is still performing, and they’re still amazing. Exhorder is playing their first show in eight years this month! But the scene is thriving and alive; new blood mixing with the more established bone structure of Crowbar, Soilent Green and Eyehategod. Here is just a few of the bands keeping the spirit of New Orleans metal new and ever-growing; in the same position that the most popular of bands were in 20 years ago.

Black metal Serpentis plays often and has gained a steady fanbase from it. Drummer Will pounds the drums like a madman, drenched in sweat by the third song because he forces his soul out through his arms for the crowd. The guitars are strummed so fast, they could set a fire instantly. Vocalist Heretic growls and gestures violently to preach his word to the people; not preach so much as shove down their throats relentlessly. Already these gentlemen have gotten on the bill of big acts such as Cannabis Corpse and Marduk. They are surely headed for notoriety at their break-neck pace. Check out more of Serpentis' music on their Myspace page. More...

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Endast Posts New Tour Video Diary

Canada's Endast has posted a fourth video blog from their "Blue Skies Tour 2009," which can be viewed below. Endast still has the following upcoming tour dates:

11/5 Senior’s Hall Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
11/5 TBA 19+ Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
11/6 Jam Space Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
11/7 The Albert Winnipeg, Manitoba
11/8 Shooters Kenora, Ontario
11/9 Black Pirates Pub Thunder Bay, Ontario
11/10 TBA Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
11/12 TBA Barrie, Ontario
11/13 The Woodshack Woodstock, Ontario
11/14 Skinny Pool. Lounge Sarnia, Ontario
11/15 Casbah Hamilton, Ontario
11/17 Moon Over Marin London, Ontario
11/18 Ford Plant Brantford, Ontario
11/19 TBA Toronto, Ontario
11/20 Ajax Legion Ajax, Ontario
11/21 Dekcuf Ottawa, Ontario More...

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Machines Of Grace Posts Live Footage

Machines of Grace has posted footage online of their performance at the House Of Blues in Cleveland on September 24th. The video clip can be viewed below.


Machines of Grace - The Moment

Machines of Grace | MySpace Video

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Ihsahn Streaming New Song Online

Guitar World Magazine has premiered the first song from former Emperor vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn’s forthcoming new album "After." The track “Frozen Lakes on Mars” can be heard at this location.

Recorded during the first half of 2009, "After" completes Ihsahn's planned trilogy of initial recordings. "After" will be released in Europe on January 25th and in the U.S. on January 26th. The track listing for "After" is as follows:

1. The Barren Lands
2. A Grave Inversed
3. After
4. Frozen Lakes on Mars
5. Undercurrent
6. Austere
7. Heavens Black Sea
8. On the Shores

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Onslaught Speaks On Recent Shows

British thrash metal legends Onslaught has posted a new message online which discusses the bands recent shows in Holland and Belgium. It reads as follows:

"Holland, Belgium! You still know how to fucking mosh like it was fucking 1984 don't you! Thank you so much! Fucking crazy motherfuckers! Damn that was fun, and the stage invasions during 'Power From Hell' were spectacular! Hahaha!!!! See you all again soon!"

The band will be heading to South America for a headlining tour this wednesday (November 4th) before returning home to Britain to commence work on their fifth studio album.

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Devildriver Posts New Music Video Online

American metal outfit Devildriver has posted their brand new music video online for the song, "Fate Stepped In." You can check it out below. The song comes from the bands latest studio album, "Pray For Villains" which is available in stores now. The band's drummer John Boecklin has also posted a new message from the road online, which reads as follows:

"It has been an interesting tour so far. My heels got infected due blisters from my new running shoes so I have been rocking sandals this whole tour and it's fucking cold outside.

"Dez got sick and actually had to cancel a show in Germany. Mike went down with the flu for about three days.

"Our bus broke down in Scotland and we took vans to the next show. We played in full blown corpse paint provided by BEHEMOTH last night for Halloween.

"We also released a new video which we are really fucking proud of for 'Fate Stepped In' (see clip below). It is our best video to date with out a doubt. We have been playing bigger shows than we ever have as a headliner over here and it feels earned. just tell everyone know, we are already writing and finding the new direction for our 5th record, so far its fucking fast. see yall on the road motherfuckers."

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Interview

An Interview With Sanity Falls

Sanity Falls have gone from strength to strength in the two and half years they've been together, and have received critical acclaim from the likes of Femme Metal Magazine and Tunnel Radio. Here they talk about the Femme Metal Fest, which they will be playing on Sunday 8th November. More...

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Unearth Posts New "The March" DVD Clip Online

Metalunderground.com has obtained an exclusive premiere of a new sneak-peak video clip off Unearth's upcoming new deluxe version of "The March," which is due out on November 10th, 2009. The album will come with a bonus DVD featuring a tour documentary entitled, "The Three Day March," with footage shot by acclaimed director, Doug Spangenberg (Lamb Of God, Every Time I Die, Job For A Cowboy), during Unearth’s recent tour of the northeastern US. The DVD will also feature footage from inside the studio during the band’s recording sessions for "The March" as well as party footage from the band’s recent tour with Testament entitled "Gig Life." In addition to the candid behind the scenes footage, live footage of four songs will be included from the Wacken Festival 2008. Rounding out the DVD are the three music videos shot for "The March" - "My Will Be Done," and the soon to be released videos for "Grave Of Opportunity" and "Crow Killer."

You can preorder the deluxe version of "The March" here for only $11.99 + s/h.

Unearth will be touring nonstop up to the holidays. Here are the latest Unearth tour dates: More...

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Overkill Reveals New Album Details

New Jersey based thrash metal legends Overkill has announced the details for their forthcoming new studio album, which to be entitled "Ironbound." The band will be releasing the record on January 29th through their brand new record label, Nuclear Blast Records, with whom they have just signed a multi-album deal. The album will be available in standar jewel case format, 180g vinyl edition and limited mailorder edition.

Speaking on signing with the label, Overkill frontman Bobby Blitz stated; "Good to be with a label that understands what Overkill are about and what metal is about in 2010, exciting!"

The tracklisting for "Ironbound" is as follows: More...

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Nile Posts New Album Trailer Online

Technical death metal group Nile has posted a new video trailer for their forthcoming new studio album, "For Whom The Gods Detest" online. You can check it out below. The album will be released tomorrow (November 3rd) in North America and hit European store shelves today. The cover artwork for the record was done by Michal "Xaay" Loranc, who previously did the art for Nile frontman Karl Sanders second solo album, "Saurian Exorcisms."

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John Bush Speaks On Rejoining Anthrax

In a recent interview with KNAC.com, Armored Saint vocalist John Bush spoke about a number of topics including the possibility that he will rejoin his old band, Anthrax. Some excerpts from the chat are as follows:

"The experience's been great (so far). And the band is sitting on (an already completed new) record (with Dan Nelson's vocals) that they're probably a little unsure what to do with, and we've discussed that, and we're trying to figure that out too. And I've listened to some music and it sounds cool.

"Doing shows is easy, for the most part. Remembering lyrics is the biggest challenge lately, and I've done pretty well with that at the two shows. I'm proud of myself. I guess all my memory abilities are still there, which is important. I haven't gotten early signs of Alzheimer's yet; I'm lucky. We even played a couple of songs at the Japanese show, like 'Catharsis', which we played once in the band's career, and we didn't even rehearse; that's a pretty awesome accomplishment, I think.

"That being said, I kind of wanted to (complete) the (new) Armored Saint (album), as far as creativity-wise, before I could enter a new area of being creative with Anthrax. And I've talked to them and I wanted to be super-straight-up about everything. More...

Read the full article at KNAC.com.

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Evile Bassist's Cause Of Death Confirmed

It has been revealed that Evile bass player Mike Alexander, who tragically passed away on October 5th while the band was on tour in Sweden with Amon Amarth, died of a pulmonary embolism (blood clot on the lungs.) He was only 32 years old.

A fund has been set up to help benefit the family of Mike Alexander and you can make a donation by clicking here. British thrash metal band Seregon recently held a special benefit show in his honour and raised £1000 (roughly $1650) for the fund.

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Accept Bassist Checks In From The Studio

Peter Baltes, the bass player of German heavy metal legends Accept, has posted an update regarding the bands new studio album. The message reads as follows:

"Just an update to everyone. Accept just started recording a new studio album in England. We are very excited and love our new singer, Mark Tornillo. Andy Sneap (producer), who just finished with MEGADETH, is producing the album. If you want to know more please go to the Peter Baltes Fan Page on Facebook. I will be talking there often.

"Gotta go back recording. you all have a great rockin week." More...

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Soilwork To Enter The Studio In January

Swedish heavy metal outfit Soilwork has announced that they will be heading into the recording studio in January of next year to begin work on their eighth studio album, the follow up to 2007's "Sworn To A Great Divide." The album will be produced by guitarist Peter Wichers, who rejoined the band last year and will be the first to feature new guitarist Sylvain Coudret. The drums will be recorded at Echo Mountain in Asheville, NC, while the rest of the recording will take place in Tampa, FL and the mix at Fascination Street in Orebro, Sweden.

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Marduk Announces U.K. Tour

Swedish black metal outfit Marduk has announced that they will be heading to the United Kingdom next year for a headlining tour. The trek will kick off in January and will also feature support from Anaal Nathrakh, Artisian and Zebadiah Crowe.

The tour dates are as follows:

January 28 London Camden Underworld
January 29 Birmingham Asylum
January 30 Reading Sub 89
January 31 Cardiff Venue
February 2 Dublin Whelan's
February 3 Belfast Limelight
February 4 Glasgow Classic Grand
February 5 Leeds Rio's
February 6 Leicester Retribution
February 7 Manchester Metro Live

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Slayer Postpones Canadian Carnage, Kimmel Show

Slayer has announced the postponement of its "Canadian Carnage" tour with Megadeth, which was due to begin on November 8. In addition, the band announces the postponement of its appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," which had been set for this Wednesday, November 4. More information will be released shortly regarding the rescheduling of the Canadian dates, as well as the 'Kimmel' appearance.

Slayer's Tom Araya is currently under the care of a specialist for a back injury, thought to be related to his on-stage activity, and the physician has ordered an immediate surgical procedure to take place in Texas tomorrow (Tuesday) morning.

"What is foremost in our minds right now is that Tom do whatever he needs to to get this taken care of," said Slayer's Kerry King. "While all four of us are disappointed that we won't be able to see through all of our commitments set for the next few weeks, the most important thing is Tom's health. We thank the fans in Canada and here in L.A., the Megadeth camp, and everyone associated with 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' for their understanding. We look forward to seeing you all soon."

Slayer's Kerry King, Jeff Hanneman and Dave Lombardo are looking forward to meeting their fans at a previously announced in-store appearance this Wednesday, November 4 at 3:30PM at the Hot Topic store located at the Hollywood and Highland complex. Slayer's "World Painted Blood" is released tomorrow, November 3.

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Them Crooked Vultures Reveals New Album Details

Them Crooked Vultures, feathring Dave Grohl, Joshua Homme and John Paul Jones, has confirmed November 17 as the release date of their eponymous debut album in the United States and Canada on DGC/Interscope Records. The self-produced 13-song record will feature first single "New Fang" as well as the debut of the studio versions of the material Them Crooked Vultures unveiled at their August 9 debut at Chicago's Cabaret Metro and played on a first series of shows throughout a handful of UK and European cities and portions of the eastern U.S. You can pre-order the album here

A string of teaser videos have also been released by the band in anticipation for the November 17 release. Through their YouTube channel, fans have had the chance to preview "Scumbag Blues," "No One Loves Me & Neither Do I" (studio / animated), "Elephants" as well as the full version of "New Fang."

The band has also announced the first ever shows in California and the Pacific Northwest: November 17 at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles, November 19 at the Fox Theater in Oakland, November 21 at the Paramount Theater in Seattle, and November 22 at the Roseland Theater in Portland.

The complete track listing of "Them Crooked Vultures" is as follows:

1. No One Loves Me & Neither Do I
2. Mind Eraser, No Chaser
3. New Fang
4. Dead End Friends
5. Elephants
6. Scumbag Blues
7. Bandoliers
8. Reptiles
9. Interlude With Ludes
10. Warsaw or The First Breath You Take After You Give Up
11. Caligulove
12. Gunman
13. Spinning In Daffodils

The latest Them Crooked Vultures tour dates are as follows: More...

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Jourgensen and Thwaite's Song To Debut On Mancow

"It's Always Christmas Time," a collaborative carol from Al Jourgensen and Mark Thwaite (Mission UK, Peter Murphy, Mob Research) will have its exclusive world broadcast debut on The Mancow Show. on November 6, 2009 at 8:35 AM CST. Jourgensen will join Mancow live during the premiere and will be taking calls during the broadcast.

A special limited edition hand-numbered and autographed CD of "It's Always Christmas Time" will be available exclusively through the 13th Planet Web Store soon with a download release to follow during the week of November 15th.

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Judgement Day Issues European Tour Report

Judgement Day has issued a European tour report from their tour with Dredg. Here are some excerpts, which are interesting to contrast the European hospitality the bands receive:

"This tour has been quite luxurious. The main reason is that we are splitting a tour bus with Dredg. Riding on a bus makes everything so much easier. We party, watch movies and sleep during the drives, and then wake up every morning exactly where we need to be. Riding with Dredg has been incredibly fun. There are eleven of us total riding on the bus and everyone hangs out and has a good time. It’s much easier to be traveling with a larger group of people because you don’t get sick of everyone. It also helps that everyone on our bus is chill and fun.

"In addition to the luxury of the bus, the hospitality in Europe is absolutely amazing. Almost every day we find our dressing room stocked with gourmet cheese, meats, vegetables and sweets. Almost every night we have an amazing catered dinner with wine. They sure know how to treat musicians over here.

"It hasn’t been all fun and games though. To help offset the enormous bill that we are going to get at the end of the tour we have been hustling extra hard to sell cds. We have been playing on street corners in the day and sometimes outside of the clubs when the shows get out:

"We made a special European tour cd that we are only selling on this trip called Excerpts. It includes three songs off of our upcoming record Peacocks /Pink Monsters as well as all of Opus 3: Acoustic."

Read the full article at Judgement Day's blog.

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