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Metal News for November 2, 2010

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45 news articles posted on this day.

Underoath Posts New Music Video Online

Christian progressive metalcore act Underoath has posted the first music video online taken from its forthcoming full length album, titled "Ø (Disambiguation)." The new album is set for release on November 9, 2010 through Solid State Records. you can view the video below, which was shot for the track "In Division."

UPDATE: Also available on YouTube.

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Disturbed Posts Fourth Video In Web Series Online

Chicago hard rock act Disturbed has posted the fourth and final studio webisodes documenting the making of its fifth studio album, "Asylum". "Asylum" was released on August 31, 2010 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart, the fourth consecutive release from the group to do so.

You can view the video below:

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Stream Of Passion Posts Tour Blog

Stream of Passion has posted a new tour blog online from the band's Canadian tour dates. An excerpt from the blog follows:

"Monday, October 11, 2010 - No Sleep 'till Quebec: 7 AM. I'm wide awake. Today will be the day we all fly to Montreal to start our Canadian/Quebecian journey. Slightly nervous, as it's always a small gamble to check in your guitar at the desk. Hoping you'll get it back once you landed on the other side of the ocean. Also saying goodbye to my wife and my little daughter is not my favorite past-time. Still, I'm all psyched and ready to go. After I dropped my daughter off at school and promised her to bring back the princess dress that her Canadian grandma & grandpa bought her, I'm heading towards Amsterdam Airport. At 10.30 sharp I'm at the departure hall, awaiting the arrival of the other band members. They slowly start pouring in and we start blocking the hall with all the bags and flight cases. After checking in, and waving goodbye to our instruments, the waiting for take-off starts. While lounging at the local McDonald's Johan brings forth a surprise in the form of our Canadian tour sound engineer. No one less than Endre, the incredibly capable and overly funny Norwegian sound guy we met last tour will be handling our sound. This tour is gonna rock!!

"The next few hours were filled with boarding a plane, watching in-flight movies, being silly, the odd nap or 2, and some airplane food. And then we finally landed at Montreal airport. Anxious times as we went through passport control. The next hour or so was spent at Immigration Service who asked us several questions and made a few calls to make sure that we traveled from the Netherlands just to play some shows and nothing else. We were allowed to enter the country after all and after we reunited with our bags and gear we met up with tour promoter and keyboard player of Manahil, Mathieu Fiset. A 4 hour drive to Quebec City was lying ahead of us. So we got everything that's Stream of Passion into the van and off we went. The French-Canadian landscape rolled by and I think we were all needed some getting used to the different sights and the fact that we were more than 5000 kilometers away from home. This was going to be something else. More...

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Iron Maiden Announces Unique World Tour

Legendary British heavy metal act Iron Maiden has revealed the dates for its forthcoming "Round The World Trip" as part of the "The Final Frontier World Tour." The new dates will see Iron Maiden play 29 shows and visiting 26 cities in thirteen countries, across five continents. The band's entire journey will be piloted by Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson in Ed Force One and will traverse over 50,000 miles. You can view the tour dates below:

Feb. 11 - Moscow, Russia - Olympiski
Feb. 15 - Singapore - Singapore Indoor Stadium
Feb. 17 - Jakarta, Indonesia - Stadium Utama Gelaro Bung Karno Senayan
Feb. 20 - Bali, Indonesia - Garuda Wisnu Kencana
Feb. 23 - Melbourne, Australia - Hisense Arena
Feb. 24 - Sydney, Australia - Entertainment Centre
Feb. 26 - Brisbane, Australia - Showgrounds (Soundwave Festival)
Feb. 27 - Sydney, Australia - Eastern Creek Raceway (Soundwave Festival)
Mar. 04 - Melbourne, Australia - Showgrounds (Soundwave Festival)
Mar. 05 - Adelaide, Australia - Bonython Park (Soundwave Festival)
Mar. 07 - Perth, Australia - Steel Blue Oval (Soundwave Festival)
Mar. 10 - Seoul, Korea - Chamsil Gymnasium
Mar. 12 - Tokyo, Japan - Super Arena
Mar. 13 - Tokyo, Japan - Super Arena
Mar. 17 - Monterrey, Mexico - Banamex Theatre
Mar. 18 - Mexico City, Mexico - Foro Sol
Mar. 20 - Bogota, Columbia - CC Sapo
Mar. 23 - Lima, Peru - Estadio San Marcos
Mar. 26 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Morumbi Stadium
Mar. 27 - Rio De Janeiro, Brazil - HSBC Arena
Mar. 30 - Brasilia, Brazil - Nilson Nelson Parking Lot
Apr. 01 - Belem, Brazil - Parque De Exposicoes
Apr. 03 - Recife, Brazil - Parque De Exposicoes
Apr. 05 - Curitiba, Brazil - Expotrade
Apr. 08 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Velez Sarsfield
Apr. 10 - Santiago, Chile - Estadio Nacional
Apr. 14 - San Juan, Puerto Rico - Coliseo De Puerto Rico
Apr. 16 - Sunrise, Florida - Bank Atlantic Center
Apr. 17 - Tampa, Florida - St Pete Times Forum
Jun. 30 - July 3 - Roskilde, Denmark - Roskilde Festival
Jul. 01 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Ullevi Stadium
Jul. 06 - Oslo, Norway - Telenor
Jul. 08 - Helsinki, Finland - Olympic Stadium
Jul. 10 - St Petersburg, Russia - SKK Peterburgskiy

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Soilwork Posts Fourth Documentary Clip Online

Swedish melodic metallers Soilwork have posted a new video clip online, documenting the band's recent tour throughout North America. The footage was filmed and edited by Tommy Jones and taken during the band's recent North American headlining tour. Soilwork are currently on tour to promote its 2010 release "The Panic Broadcast."

You can view the video below:

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Former Mushroomhead Guitarist Passes Away

It has been announced that Former Mushroomhead guitarist and founding member John E. Sekula, known to fans as JJ Righteous, had passed away on Thursday, October 28 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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Bret Michaels Life As I Know It Episode 3

This week begins in Phoenix, AZ where Bret takes his daughter to a Children’s Hospital to talk about diabetes with some of the patients. Overall, a nice gesture despite the Celebrity Apprentice and Snapple promotion on the side, also, Bret dropped the phrase “You’re going to be awesome” to a little kid. If you use an entertainment level scale with a range of 1 to 10 we are hovering around .5. This looks like this might change when a fan asks Bret to go see her brother, who is unable to get out of his hospital bed. The brother? Well, it’s a new born child and Bret makes a bad joke. So for entertainment purposes, what if… More...

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Tombs Streaming "Course Of An Empire"

Tombs is currently streaming the song "Course of Empire" online now via Popmatters.com. The song can also be heard in the player below. "Course of Empire" was previously released on Tombs' 2007 self-titled debut and is among the tracks to be featured on the new collection "Fear Is The Weapon."

"Fear Is The Weapon" is a 14 track collection of early material, tracks from the band's split with Planks, and previously unreleased demos. This collection will see its release on November 9th exclusively through Relapse Mailorder and is limited to a one-time press of 1,000 copies.

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Abysmal Dawn Announces New Album Details

Los Angeles, CA’s Abysmal Dawn has announced the title of the band's forthcoming album as "Leveling The Plane of Existence." The follow-up to 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). Additional album details including album art and track listing will be posted shortly.

Abysmal Dawn began recording "Leveling The Plane of Existence" in May 2010. The drums were recorded at Trench Studios in Corona, CA with John Haddad, with the rest of the instrumentation being produced and recorded by Mike Bear at Artisan Road Studios in Encino, CA. The new album is being mixed and mastered by Erik Rutan at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, FL.

Guitarist/vocalist Charles Elliott recently commented on the album: "After a series of set backs, illness, and going through a world of shit in our personal lives, we had no choice but to make this record our revenge and the defining moment for Abysmal Dawn. We've had the finished mixes for about a week now and everyone that has heard it has been just blown away. We can already tell that this will be the record that the band will become known for. It's a very varied, extreme, technical, and melodic record and I can promise you that no one will be disappointed."

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Pit Stories: Attack of the Killer Mic

We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week J Michalski, vocalist and bassist for the Red Deer, Alberta-based death metal band Awkward Silence sends in a short pit story:

Awkward Silence was playing a show at Vern's Tavern in Calgary, AB. We were playing the song "Choke Out Your Pride." I walk up to the mic for the first line of the song when two guys collide right in front of me, barrel roll into my mic and it slams into my eye. The mic flew somewhere off stage by the sound board, and the mic stand collapsed, so I started walking over to the other mic, just to have it thrown away by the pit. That's when I felt the blood dripping from my eye. We finished the song as an instrumental, the audience started yelling something about me bleeding from the eye. I told them they were f'n crazy... Vern's erupted in applause and cheering. Metal!

You can check out some of Awkward Silence's music on the band’s MySpace page.

Check back every Tuesday for more pit stories.

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Unearth Announces Touring Drummer

Unearth, which recently split with Derek Kerswill, has now issued the following update about recruiting a new touring drummer:

"Branden Morgan of Misery Signals will be helping us out behind the kit on our upcoming European run on the Persistence Tour. Branden is a great drummer and has been nailing all the tunes in rehearsal. Everyone headed to the Persistence Tour can expect Unearth to be as solid as ever during this run. See you all in a month!"

The upcoming tour dates are as follows:

03.12. Deinze - Brielpoort (Belgium)
04.12. Dresden - Messe Dresden (Germany)
05.12. Vienna - Gasometer (Austria)
06.12. Berlin - Astra (Germany)
07.12. Stuttgart - Filharmonie Filderstadt (Germany)
08.12. Rouen - Le 106 (France)
09.12. Saarbrücken - Garage (Germany)
10.12. Würzburg - Posthalle (Germany)
11.12. Mülheim a.d. Ruhr - RWE Halle (Germany)
12.12. Eindhoven - Klokgebouw- Speed Fest (Netherlands)

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Metallica Playing "Black Ops" Release Show

Metallica has issued the following announcement about playing a release show for the "Call of Duty: Black Ops" video game:

"Our friends over at Activision, the fine folks who bring you the 'Guitar Hero' games, noticed a small hole in the Metalli-tour schedule in between Australian dates and rang us up to invite us to the launch of their next 'Call of Duty' game, 'Black Ops.' One thing led to another and next thing we know, we're playing at the party! Kinda like that top secret (yeah, right!) show we did in Austin at the South By Southwest Music Festival when our 'Guitar Hero' game was released in March of 2009.

"The end result is that on this Thursday, November 4, we'll be in Santa Monica, CA rockin' at the Santa Monica airport, Hangar 8. In addition to celebrating the release of 'Call of Duty: Black Ops,' the event will raise funds for The Call of Duty Endowment, a non-profit organization that helps soldiers transition to civilian life and assists them in establishing jobs and careers. Tickets will not go on sale, but we have a limited number of passes for Fan Club members to attend. If you're a Met Club member and will be in the L.A. area in a few days, head over to this location to find out how you can win a pair of tickets.

"A big thanks to the Activision staff for inviting us as we sneak one more show in before the World Magnetic tour ends in Australia."

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Negura Bunget Posts Tour Photos

Romanian black metal act Negura Bunget has posted a photo report online of the band's "Black Trolls Over Europe" 2010 tour. The series of still photographs from the tour can be found at this location You can also check out the band's music via the Negura Bunget MySpace profile.

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Otargos Issues Tour Recap

Otargos has checked in with the following recap of the band's recent "Reaping Death" tour with Watain and Destroyer 666:

"The Reaping Death tour with Watain and Destroyer 666 is now over. Let me tell you my friends that it was a fucking huge experience! The bands, the crew and of course the crowd were fucking incredible. It was a month full of blood, whiskey and decibel through 16 countries...

"We couldn't have expected something better for us. Otargos music has never been so massive on stage since this tour and we are really excited about hitting the European roads again in the future! Thanks to all our fans and new ones who supported us along this tour. Be sure that it's only our first attack and prepare yourself for a fucking WAR next time!"

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Power Quest Finishes Recording New Album

Power Quest has issued the following update about finishing the recording of a new album:

"Power Quest has finished the recording part of their new album ‘BLOOD ALLIANCE’, the follow up to 2008's ‘Master of Illusion’. The recording of ‘BLOOD ALLIANCE’ has now finished at Foel Studios. Big thanks to Chris Fielding and Dave Anderson for all their hard work over the month we spent there. We worked 14 hours per day most days and everyone was pretty much destroyed by the end of the session but we are all extremely pleased with the results! Mixing is due to commence at Remaster Studio in Vicenza on November 2nd.

"Nick Savio, who mixed ‘Master Of Illusion’ will again be in the hot seat for this. Release dates are currently being discussed with Napalm and everything is on course for a February 2011 release. Felipe Machado has completed another awesome job with the artwork and booklet and Dijana Capan has provided us with some excellent photos for the booklet and the promotional campaign."

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Kamelot/Amaranthe Video Interview Available

A video interview has been posted online with Kamelot and Amaranthe's Elize Ryd when Kamelot performed in Romania. The video clip can be viewed below, and Amaranthe also commented on the clip:

"Hey friends! An interview with Elize and Oliver Palotai (Kamelot) conducted in Romania on the last Kamelot tour from Kamelot has recently been posted online, talking about Elize's guest appearance with Kamelot, Oliver talking Amaranthe, etc. Check it out!"

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Silesia Inferior Posts New Song Online

Polish black metal act Silesia Inferior has posted a new song online titled "Kult Nocy IV." The song can be heard in the video clip below.

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Cultura Em Peso Offering Free Compilation Album

The Brazilian e-zine Cultura Em Peso is currently offering a new compilation album as a free download at this location. The compilation's track listing is as follows:

1. Oligarquia - Abyss of Hatred
2. Itself - Ultraviolence
3. Criptofonia - Leyes
4. Ocultan - King of the Night Tribes
5. Unearthly - Age of Chaos
6. Krow - Abominations
7. Defaced - Swallow Your Lies
8. As Dramatic Homage - My Black Kingdom of the Remorse
9. Errana - She Courtier
10. Darkside of Innocence - Angel of Sin
11. Lluvia Funebre - Majestic Maggots
12. Statik Majik - Reality Master
13. Visions of the Night - Resurrection of Honour

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Morbid Angel Confirmed For Bloodstock 2011

American death metal legends Morbid Angel has been confirmed for next year's edition of Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival. This will take place in Catton Hall, Derbyshire from August 12th-14th and will also feature performances from Triptykon, Rhapsody Of Fire and a headlining performance from Norwegian black metal outfit, Immortal.

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Daath Posts Entire New Album On YouTube

Atlanta, Georgia alternative thrash metallers Daath has posted its entire new studio album on YouTube. The self-titled "Daath" was released on October 25, 2010 and is available through Century Media Records. You can access all of the songs through the video below:

"Daath" tracklisting:
1. Genocidal Maniac
2. Destruction/Restoration
3. Indestructible Overdose
4. Double Tap Suicide
5. The Decider
6. Exit Plan
7. Oxygen Burn
8. Accelerant
9. Arch {Enemy} Misanthrope
10. Manufactured Insomnia
11. A Cold Devotion
12. N.A.T.G.O.D.
13. Terminal Now

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The Chariot Posts New Album Trailer Online

Georgia state noise metal act The Chariot has posted a new video trailer online to promote its forthcoming full length album. The new album, titled "Long Live," was produced by long time 'Chariot producer Matt Goldman. "Long Live" is set for release on November 23, 2010 through Good Fight Music. You can view the video trailer below:

Here is the "Long Live" tracklisting:
1. Evan Perks
2. The Audience
3. Calvin Makenzie
4. The City
5. Andy Sundwall
6. The Earth
7. David De La Hoz
8. The Heavens
9. Robert Rios
10. The King

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Salome Streaming New Album In Its Entirety

American extreme doom metal act Salome has posted its entire new album "Terminal" online for streaming. The stream isonly be availble until November 9. "Terminal" is set for release on November 9, 2010 through Profound Lore Records. You can access the album stream at this location.

Here is the "Terminal" tracklisting:
1. The Message
2. Terminal
3. Master Failure
4. Epidemic
5. An Accident Of History
6. The Witness
7. The Unbelievers

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Diablo Swing Orchestra Issues Update

Swedish progressive metal act Diablo Swing Orchestra has revealed plans to record a new album. The posted the following statement online:

"New album is coming along slowly but surely. We have around 11 songs in various stages of completion at the moment and we're still counting. Some working titles are: 'Día De Los Muertos', 'Voodoo, Mon Amour!' and 'Aurora'. Expect some Turkish pop mixed with black metal and Chinese boy choirs among other things. We're hoping to get the recordings ready some time during the spring of 2011."

You can check out Diablo Swing Orchestra at this location.

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Raunchy Vocalist To Miss European Tour

Raunchy vocalist Kasper Thomsen has announced he will sit out Rthe band's upcoming European tour with Sybreed and Threat Signal. Travis Neal of Divine Heresy will act as Kasper Thomsen's temporary replacement. You can view the lists of dates, cities and venues for the our below:

14.11.2010 - Bournemouth (UK) "Champions"*
15.11.2010 - Southampton (UK) "Joiners" *
16.11.2010 - Nottingham (UK) "The Bodega Social Club"*
17.11.2010 - High Wycombe (UK) "Wycombe Academy"*
18.11.2010 - London (UK) "Barfly"*
19.11.2010 - Terneuzen (The Netherlands) "De Pit"
20.11.2010 - Copenhagen (Denmark) "The Rock"*
22.11.2010 – Oldenburg (Germany) “Cadillac”
23.11.2010 - Darmstadt (Germany) "Steinbruch Theatre"
24.11.2010 – Lyon (France) “Lyon Hall”
25.11.2010 - Barcelona (Spain) "Be Cool"
26.11.2010 - Madrid (Spain) "La Sala El Grito”
27.11.2010 - Lisboa (Portugal) "Side B Lounge"
28.11.2010 - Porto (Portugal) "Porto Rio"
29.11.2010 - Bilbao (Spain) "RockStar Live"
01.12.2010 - Turin (Italy) "Lapsus"
02.12.2010 - Bologna (Italy) "Blogos"
03.12.2010 - Aarau (Switzerland) "KiFF"
04.12.2010 - Bulle (Switzerland) "Ebullition"
05.12.2010 - Vienna (Austria) "Viper Room"
06.12.2010 - Stuttgart (Germany) "Die Roehre"*
07.12.2010 - Koeln (Germany) "Underground"*

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Interview with Adam Warren of Oceano

Currently out on tour with Whitechapel, I Declare War, Miss May I and Impending Doom, Oceano is known as the “most violent pissed-off band out there.” Oceano’s second full length, “Contagion,” is set to be released on November 9 and carries much of the same brutal deathcore that their debut, “Depths,” did. Vocalist Adam Warren kindly took some time to answer some questions via email about Oceano, “Contagion” and a few other tasty tidbits. More...

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Pentagram Signs With Metal Blade Records

Doom metal veterans Pentagram have announced its signing with Metal Blade Records. Pentagram will record its new album, "Last Rites", between November 29 and December 21 for release through Metal Blade Records. The effort will be a double-disc set consisting of the new studio album and a DVD of the band's performance at this year's Maryland Deathfest, which was held on May 28-30, 2010 at Sonar in Baltimore.

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The Boy Will Drown Issues Final Tour Report

British technical death metallers THE BOY WILL DROWN have just completed a headlining tour of Europe. The band played throughout mainland Europe and the UK with support from the likes of FORGETTOFORGIVE and ERADICATION, and are now having a break before heading back out on the road for another European tour in January.

THE BOY WILL DROWN bassist JAMES BATES looks back on the tour:

"It has been almost a month of touring and what an experience it has been - three amazing bands each leg and lots of places."

"29th September - 8th October; It was great touring with the 'Heights' guys to kick start it off with gigs in Edinburgh and Grimsby, which were particularly memorable, encountering our first fan with a TBWD tattoo (photos on our social networking sites). These boys are awesome and will no doubt go on to big things. Writing this email about the start of the tour seems such a long time ago now."

"9th October - 18th October; Touring round mainland Europe to Holland, Italy, Austria and Belgium (with a lil visit to Switzerland in between) was absolutely incredible - the gigs we've done and sights we've seen will never be forgotten. The 'Forgettoforgive' guys are possibly some of the nicest, most dedicated guys we've ever met and having the opportunity to take our good friend Ryan Mason (from Ryan Mason Imaging) to document and help out was a real pleasure. Tour highlights have been uploaded to our Tumblr (http://tbwd.tumblr.com) by Ryan and it's amazing. You should all check it out. More videos and photos will be coming from him soon." More...

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Diabolical Posts Song From New Album

Diabolical has posted the new song "Eye" online, which can be heard in the video clip below. The track is from the upcoming "Ars Vitae." The new album is set for a January 21st, 2011 release date.

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Battleroar Announces New Vocalist

Greek metal band Battleroar has announced the addition of a new singer Gabriele "Nightcomer" Grilli. The band comments, "BattleroaR proudly presents it's new singer: Gabriele 'Nightcomer' Grilli. You may already know him from the first album of Doomsword... and now he is back!"

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Stryper Comments On Covers Album

Michael Sweet of Christian act Stryper has checked in with the following statement about the band's upcoming all covers album:

"Hello everyone, long time no type! I've been very busy traveling and moving two homes into one and it's been a very slow process getting unpacked and settled. My apologies for not updating all of you sooner. I try really hard (and enjoy) keeping all of you in the loop on everything that we do.

"I wanted to let all of you know that the concept for 'The Covering' is very powerful and rings true to the power of God's love upon our lives. God's covering is transforming and life changing and we thought it would be very cool to visually portray that through the new artwork. Chris at Pale Horse Design has designed a character that represents the bad or 'the evil' side if you will, in us all. The booklet, (in comic book style) will tell a story of good conquering evil and therefore leading to the transformation of the main character. I received the front cover and I have to tell you that it's modern, powerful, edgy and thought provoking. It is awesome! More...

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Reign Supreme Begins Work On New EP

Philadelphia's Reign Supreme have announced that they will be recording and releasing a new EP in Spring 2011. This will be the follow up to their "Testing The Limits Of Infinite" album, released in 2009. A twitter post by the band comments on the writing process of the new EP, "New EP is almost done being written. That was quick. Maybe the LP will be easy to write as well..."

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Amaranthe Posts New Studio Blog

Amaranthe has checked in with the following update from the recording studio through CrankItUp.se:

"Hey everyone! After getting spammed by a bunch of you English speaking folks with confusing Google translations etc, we decided to write the next entrance in the studio diary in English instead!

"Life is pretty good here at Jacob Hansen's ranch, and the life we're living is not that far away from being farmers, except we milk clichéd chord progressions instead of cows ;) Or a little bit like serving a prison sentence - but spending all day recording metal (and drinking a few beers to!)

"Last week we finished up all the rhyhtm guitar tracks, and it is sounding pretty massive! I went for a nice 5150/ENGL fireball combo, and I am actually tracking 2 guitars only for every song instead of 4 or even 8. The sound is still HUGE, but much more personal than the average wall of guitars everyone's completely used to today. We're heading in the same direction with the drums, where we're only using triggers for the bass drum - all to get a more natural yet powerful feel to the final result! More...

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SFU Announces "Christmas Metal Tour 2010"

Americas death metal band SIX FEET UNDER will return to European stages in December to play the "Christmas Metal Tour 2010." Main support are German metallers Disbelief, furthermore Lies from France and Hastur from Italy will be supporting.

SIX FEET UNDER "Christmas Metal Tour 2010" tour dates with Disbelief, Lies, and Hastur

01/12/10 – DE – Köln – Essigfabrik
02/12/10 – DE - Adelsheim – Live Factory
03/12/10 – DE - Berlin – K 17
04/12/10 – DE - Glauchau – Alte Spinnerei
05/12/10 – DE – Cham – L.A.
06/12/10 – SI – Ljubljana – Gala Hala Metelkova
07/12/10 – AT – Vienna – Szene
09/12/10 – AT – Graz – Explosiv
10/12/10 – AT – Aigen – Kikas
11/12/10 – DE – Bischofswerda – East Club
12/12/10 – DE – Kassel – Kulturfabrik Salzmann

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Stream Negligence's New Album In Its Entirety

Slovenian Thrash Kings NEGLIGENCE have released their new album "Coordinates Of Confusion" just three weeks ago. NEGLIGENCE has decided to stream the new album in its entirety for one week on their MySpace page.

The band comments, "Finally the album is out! We just love every part of it - the sound, the music, the design. We put a lot of hard work, sweat and BEER into it! Here is a chance for you to listen to the entire album on our MySpace page and if you like it get your copy today!"

"Coordinates Of Confusion" has been mixed by Ruzz (drums) in their own Negligence studio in late spring of 2010 and was mastered at West West Side Music in New York by Alan Douches.

The "Coordinates Of Confusion" tracklisting is as follows:

01. Mind Decay
02. Screaming Fear
03. Addicted To Aggression
04. Disharmony
05. The Way To…
06. Insane Asylum
07. The Q Box
08. Sickened
09. Shark Attack
10. Coordinates Of Confusion

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DarkBlack Streaming New Song

Portland's DarkBlack has issued the following announcement about streaming a new song online from the band's upcoming EP:

"Just posted a song from the new EP coming out on Stormspell records just in time for the holiday heavy metal record buying season. Give it a listen and let us know what you think unless you've got something negative to say in which case you can cram it with walnuts. Also, come and hang with us dudes if you live in select parts of Washington, Oregon, or California when we tour in early December."

The new song "Doom Herald" can be heard through the band's MySpace page.

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Calm Hatchery Reveals New Album Details Online

Northern Polish death metal band CALM HATCHERY have revealed the cover artwork and track listing for their upcoming second album, and first for Selfmadegod Records, "Sacrilege Of Humanity." Check out the new song “We Are The Universe” available for streaming now on the band's official Myspace page.

Featuring past and present members of Dead Infection and Tehace, CALM HATCHERY has completed putting the final touches on "Sacrilege Of Humanity." The band signed a worldwide deal with Selfmadegod Records, and the album will be released on November 15th 2010. The cover artwork was designed by Mentalporn (Deathstars, Behemoth) and can be viewed at this location.

"Our new album is quite diverse" CH guitarist Huzar comments on the content of new release. "We tried to combine technically advanced parts with some kind of simplicity and directness to get better contrast and avoid being monotonous. There are also some solutions that put more space into music – just to step aside for a moment from death metal standards. There are lots of melodies, but the album is still uncompromising. Sacrilege Of Humanity doesn't promote hate, but is rather cumulating some form of cosmic energy flowing from minds of five people. We are aware that everything surrounding us is cosmic, and we're just a small part of it…" More...

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Periphery Comments On Upcoming Tour Dates

PERIPHERY will be embarking on a North American tour alongside Darkest Hour, labelmates Veil of Maya and Revocation this Nov/Dec. Guitarist Misha Mansoor checks in with his thoughts on the upcoming tour and future plans:

“Hey everyone, it's been an amazing whirlwind of a year for PERIPHERY and there are no signs of slowing down anytime soon. We are currently preparing for a long tour with Darkest Hour, Veil of Maya and Revocation, which is going to be a blast and we can't wait to get back out there to play for everyone. Also, we encourage everyone to come and meet us at our merch booth after each and every show to come and hang with us. We love hearing feedback from our fans and getting a chance to meet new people."

“We also will have a fresh new, longer setlist with a BRAND SPANKIN' NEW SONG and a few fun surprises just for this tour. We are also giving lessons on our respective instruments (a lot of days are already booked!), so please come out early to see us and jam with us. Contact us on myspace or facebook if you are interested in lessons."

“I am also really happy to announce that PERIPHERY is well into the writing process for our upcoming EP. We have tracked most of the instrumentation and vocals and are making final tweaks on everything but you guys are in for a treat. There will be some re-tweaked material, some rare material and some brand new material on it so there will be something for everyone." More...

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Asbel Posts New Song "Last Day Here"

Asbel has posted online the song "Last Day Here," which will appear on the Salute Records compilation album. The track can be heard in the video clip below.

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Recursion's Debut Album To Be Re-Released

SFC Records has issued the following update about re-releasing the "Transcendence in Impermanence" album by Recursion:

"SFC Records is proud to announce that we are re-releasing a remixed and remastered version of Recursion's debut LP 'Transcendence in Impermanence.' As California’s premier death metal act, their debut album proves to be as brutal as it is thought provoking.

"With varied instrumentation, complex song structures, breath taking musicianship, and uncompromising brutality, Recursion's debut LP is a breath of fresh air in today’s mostly uninspired death metal scene."

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Headline News

Kyuss To Reunite For European Tour

Three former members of the legendary stoner rock band Kyuss, vocalist John Garcia, bass player Nick Oliveri and drummer Brant Bjork, will be embarking on a tour of Europe next year. Founding guitarist Josh Homme will not be taking part in the tour, which is expected to be because of his commitment to Queens Of The Stone Age, the band in which he performs vocal and guitar duties. Replacing him on the trek will be guitarist Bruno Fevery. This is the closest the band has come to a reunion since they called it a day in 1995.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Napalm Death Bassist Checks In

Shane Embury, the bass player for British grindcore legends Napalm Death, has checked in with a message regarding the band's upcoming tour of Europe. The message reads as follows:

"Life is as ever chaotic in the Napalm Death camp as we get ready to ship our gear over to Hamburg for the first show on the 4th today, and also what with putting ideas together for our new album next year and working hard towards that in our very little spare time - we decided that it was time to change our set for the forthcoming shows with Waking The Cadaver, Macabre and Immolation too!

"We have been pushing the last record pretty hard over the past couple of years, so again we thought with this tour being probably the last European one for awhile we would spice it up somewhat! More...

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Interview

Quartered Discusses New Album "Walks Like A Ghost"

Vocalist Greggor Williams and guitarist Todd Sanft of Vancouver progressive metal act Quartered sat down with Metalunderground.com to catch up on its recent activities following the release of its new album "Walks Like A Ghost." You can read the Metalunderground.com review for "Walks Like A Ghost" at this location and find out what the band has been upto by reading the interview below. More...

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Grenouer Posts New Music Video Online

GRENOUER’s video for the song “Indecent Loyalty” has been released. The band comments, "It took almost a year and a half to see it completed. The video was actually shown in May 2010 at the gig in Saint Petersburg, where GRENOUER was supporting TESSERACT (UK), but after that video was sent for further processing and finishing." The music video was created by PNR Production. Watch the Video below:

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Doomenicus Disbands

Italy's christian doom metal band Doomenicus have announced they have split up due to a number of unspecified issues within the band. Doomenicus released their acclaimed debut album, "Sacred," in 2009 and signed a distribution deal with Nordic Mission earlier this year.

For more information about the band and song samples, check out their MySpace page.

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Beyond Fallen Parts Ways With Guitarist

Pennsylvania thrash metal band Beyond Fallen has issued the following message regarding the departure of their guitarist Butch Frable:

"Butch Frable has resigned as guitarist for Beyond Fallen due to health issues. Butch is a member of our family, and we wish him the very best in getting healthy. He simply can't continue and risk it doing the upcoming shows. We are looking for a new lead guitarist - if interested, please let us know."

Interested guitarists can contact the band on their MySpace page and by emailing info@beyondfallen.com.

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