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Metal News for November 23, 2010

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43 news articles posted on this day.

Ektomorf Announces European Tour Dates

Hungarian metal act Ektomorf has announced that it will embark on a European headlining tour in February of 2011. Support on the tour will come from Brazilian thrash metal act Korzus. Two more support acts are expected to be announced soon.

The Ektomorf European tour dates are as follows:
Feb. 02 - Vienna, Austria - Arena
Feb. 03 - Salzburg, Austria - Rockhouse
Feb. 04 - Graz, Austria - Explosiv
Feb. 05 - Jena, Germany - F-Haus
Feb. 06 - Nürnberg, Germany - Hirsch
Feb. 08 - Stuttgart, Germany - Röhre
Feb. 09 - Darmstadt, Germany - Steinbruch-Theater
Feb. 10 - Hamburg, Germany - Marx
Feb. 11 - Leer, Germany - Zollhaus
Feb. 12 - Flensburg, Germany - Roxy Concerts
Feb. 13 - Köln, Germany - Underground
Feb. 15 - Braunschweig, Germany - Meier Music Hall
Feb. 16 - Freiburg, Germany - Jazzhaus
Feb. 17 - München, Germany - Backstage
Feb. 18 - Cham, Germany - Eventhalle L.A. Live-Style Cafe
Feb. 19 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
Feb. 20 - Vosselaar, Belgium - Biebob

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Crowbar Reveals New Album Tracklisting

New Orleans sludge metal act Crowbar has revealed the tracklisting to its forthcoming studio album, "Sever The Wicked Hand." The new album is due on February 8, 2011 through E1 Music.

Here is the "Sever The Wicked Hand" tracklisting:
1. Isolation (Desperation)
2. Sever The Wicked Hand
3. Liquid Sky And Cold Black Earth
4. Let Me Mourn
5. The Cemetery Angels
6. As I Become One
7. A Farewell to Misery
8. Protectors Of The Shrine
9. I Only Deal In Truth
10. Echo An Eternity
11. Cleanse Me, Heal Me
12. Symbiosis

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Gwar Announces Winnipeg Signing Session

Shock thrashers Gwar have revealed that it will be taking part in an exclusive signing session in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The meet n greet is scheduled to take place the day of Gwar's performance in the city, Saturday, December 4 at the CD Plus store located at 1630 Ness Avenue. The signing will run between 3 and 4 P.M, with both Oderus Urungus and Beefcake the Mighty being on hand.

Gwar are currently on tour throughout North American with The Casualties, Infernaeon and Mobile Death Camp.

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Volbeat Comments On Tour Cancellation

Danish heavy metal act Volbeat has released the following statement in regards to the band having to cancel a weeks worth of tour dates:

"After a strenuous sold-out tour across main land Europe and Scandinavia, Volbeat are regrettably forced to cancel their first week of scheduled U.K. shows. The band did personally not want to cancel this tour, but, unfortunately, Michael Poulsen was ordered by doctors not to fly or travel until his medical condition is stabilized to their satisfaction. At this moment Michael Poulsen is under doctor’s supervision and a full recovery is expected within time to be able to pursue engagements from December 1 and onwards."

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Rush Adds Dates To European Tour

Canadian rock icons Rush have revealed the dates for its forthcoming tour of the United Kingdom and Europe. The tour, being dubbed the "Time Machine Tour," will feature over three hours of live material from the band including a performance of its classic album "Moving Pictures" in its entirety. You can now view the full list of confirmed U.K and European dates, cities and venues below:

Rush 2011 U.K. dates:
May 04 - Helsinki, Finland - Hartwall Arena
May 06 - Stockholm, Sweden - Globe
May 08 - Malmo, Sweden - Malmo Arena
May 12 - Dublin, Ireland - O2
May 14 - Glasgow, UK - SECC
May 16 - Sheffield, UK - Motorpoint Arena
May 19 - Manchester, UK - MEN Arena
May 21 - Newcastle, UK - Metro Radio Arena
May 22 - Birmingham, UK - LG Arena
May 25 - London, UK - O2
May 29 - Frankfurt, Germany - Festhalle Frankfurt

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Malevolent Creation Announces European Tour

Florida death metal act Malevolent Creation has revealed the dates for its forthcoming tour of Europe.

April 02 - Rostock, Germany - Zuckerfabrik
April 03 - Osnabrück, Germany - Bastard Club
April 05 - Milan, Italy - Tunnel
April 06 - Rome, Italy - Init
April 07 - Vicenza, Italy - Mac 2
April 09 - Aalst, Belgium - [to be announced]
April 10 - London, UK - Underworld
April 12 - Glasgow, UK - Ivory Blacks
April 13 - Dublin, Ireland - Crawdaddy
April 14 - Derby, UK - Old Bell
April 15 - Dordrecht, Netherlands - Bibelot
April 16 - Dunkerque, France - Les 4 Écluses
April 17 - Nantes, France - Le Ferrailleur
April 24 - Flensburg, Germany - Roxy
April 25 - Venlo, Netherlands - Poppodium Perron 55
April 27 - Montpellier, France - [to be announced]

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Anvil Signs To The End Records

Canadian heavy metal legends Anvil has announced that they have signed a new record deal with The End Records, through which they will release their fourteenth studio album, "Juggernaut Of Justice" in Spring. They will also be releasing a definitive anthology album, which will span the band's entire career.

Speaking on the signing, frontman Lips commented: "I must say that this is by far the best Anvil ever. There will be a few new surprises including Glenn 5's first lead vocals in Anvil's history. The production that Bob Marlette has done far surpasses anything we've done in the past. The excitement within the band is over the top and we can't wait to unleash this amazing cd to the fans."

Drummer Rob Reiner adds: "The new album is pure Anvil with a new fresh kick, very exciting. Looking to rocking with The End, putting the music where it belongs - in everybody's ears and face!"

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Axl Rose Plans To Sue Activision

Axl Rose, the lead vocalist and sole original member of hard rock legends Guns N Roses, has filed a $20 million dollar lawsuit against video games developer Activision due to what he believes is a breach of contract. The singer claims that the use of the classic Guns N Roses song, "Welcome To The Jungle" violated a deal which meant that the company would not feature former GNR guitarist, Slash or his band Velvet Revolver.

The complaint states: "[Activision] began spinning a web of lies and deception to conceal its true intentions to not only feature Slash and VR prominently in GH III, but also promote the game by emphasizing and reinforcing an association between Slash and Guns N' Roses and the band's song 'Welcome To The Jungle.'"

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Flatulated Posts Christmas Song As Free Download

Texas death metal/grindcore band Flatulated has released a Christmas single "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" available as a free download on Reverbnation. In addition to releasing a new free song the band has also remastered their album "Tales of The Gruesome And Horrifying." The album can be downloaded for free on their reverbnation profile or at Internet archive.

The "Tales Of The Gruesome And Horrifying" tracklisting is as follows:

1. The Flatulator
2. Spiritual Rape
3. Burn The Flames
4. Foul Mouth
5. You Got Lucky
6. The Horror From Uranus
7. To Kill A Vampire
8. Subhumanoid Zombified Flesh Eaters

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Pit Stories: The Brawl Pit

We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week Australian metal band The Red Shore's manager Roman Koester shares a story from their recent tour in the States:

So we were on the 'No Mercy Tour' in the U.S in September 2010. We got to Pennsylvania, the show was at The Smiling Moose. We were staying with this girl who kindly put us up. She seemed into it and was up the front the whole show. The room was small, but completely packed. After a few encouraging words from our vocalist Chase, fights began to break out. Within a few seconds the entire place was brawling, about 6 individual fights, noses breaking, blood everywhere! The next thing I see is this guy running at the girl whose place we were staying at. At this point she was still facing the stage, intent on focusing on the music. Just as she decided to turn around, this big guy unleashes a haymaker straight into her face. We were certain she was going to drop, but to our surprise she stood her ground and smashed the dude right back in the face and dropped in, then proceeding to kick him in the face while he was down... America's rough!

The Red Shore just recently wrapped up some dates on Despided Icon's farewell tour in Australia after releasing their latest album, "The Avarice of Man" in September. You can check out some of their music here.

Check back every Tuesday for more pit stories.

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Bret Michaels Life As I Know It Episode 6

Here we are already at episode 6 with no way of getting this time back. This week Bret is still on the road while his family is home. His girls are preparing for their first day of school and Bret is bummed he can’t be part of this. This is of course because Bret’s priorities are: 1. Rock n’ Roll 2. Family 3. Bandanas. More...

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Cancer Bats Announces New Tour Dates

Toronto, Ontario’s Cancer Bats has announced an upcoming winter tour with Devildriver and Baptized in Blood. The tour kicks off on January 20th in Oakland, CA and comes to a close in Albuquerque, NM on February 10th. The complete list of upcoming Cancer Bats tour dates is as follows:

CANADIAN/U.S. DATES W/ THE CHARIOT & STRAY FROM THE PATH

11/23 Kingston, ON @ Time To Laugh Comedy Club
11/24 Peterborough, ON @ The Legendary Red Dog
11/25 Barrie, ON @ The Mansion
11/26 Brantford, ON @ Jackhammer’s Night Club
11/27 Missisauga, ON @ Millcreek Restaurant
11/30 Edinboro, PA @ The Hangout
12/01 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar bar
12/02 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft
12/03 Garden City. NY @ Ethical Center
12/04 Vineland, NJ @ Hangar 84
12/05 West Chester, PA @ The Note
12/06 Virginia Beach, VA@ Club Relevant
12/07 Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery
12/08 Corbin, KY @ Technology Center
12/09 East Ridge, TN @ The Warehouse
12/10 Prattville, AL @ The Blue Iguana
12/11 Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue More...

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Soilwork Posts Sixth Tour Diary Video

Sweden's Soilwork has posted the sixth part of the band's North American tour diary online, which can be seen in the two video clips below.

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In This Moment Announces In-Store Appearance

In This Moment is currently on tour in the U.S. alongside Nonpoint in support of the "A Star-Crossed Wasteland" album. The band has now announced a live in-store appearance and signing session at Criminal Records in Atlanta on Saturday, December 11th. Criminal Records is located at 1154 A Euclide Avenue NE in Atlanta. Call (404) 215-9511 for more info on the shop. The upcoming In This Moment Tour Dates are as follows:

11/23 - Municiple Auditorium - Minot, ND
11/24 - Aquarium - Fargo, ND
11/26 - The Rave - Milwaukee, WI
11/27 - Magic Stick - Detroit, MI
11/28 - V Club - Huntington, WV
11/30 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
12/01 - The Opera House - Toronto, ON
12/02 - The Lost Horizon - Syracuse, NY
12/03 - Santos Party House - New York, NY
12/04 - Webster Theatre - Hartford, CT
12/05 - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
12/07 - Northern Lights - Clifton Park, NY
12/08 - Crocodile Rock Café - Allentown, PA
12/09 - Recher Theatre - Towson, MD
12/10 - Hooligans Music Hall - Jacksonville, NC
12/11 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
12/14 - Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City, OK
12/15 - Scout Bar - Houston, TX
12/16 - Trees - Dallas, TX
12/17 - Clicks Live - Tyler, TX

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Tesseract Checks In With Road Report

Tesseract has come off a month long tour across the U.S. in support of the "Concealing Fate" EP alongside Devin Townsend. The band is also set to release its debut full-length album in early 2011. Tesseract has checked in with the following update:

"So, we've just returned from what was possibly the most incredible first tour of the US and Canada that any band could ever have hoped for. We've seen many wonders like the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls and experienced trials and tribulations like a two day drive and a GPS that said 'in 704 miles, turn left.' We ate more food than any one man should ever be able to eat at breakfast, every...single...day. It's a shame, but for the rest of the world, North America has a lot of stereotypes, most of them negative. However, within the first 24 hours, most of these were dispelled and all of us fell in love with the place. The people, the crowds and the country were wonderful and in many cases simply epic. You can see a portion of the silliness in this album of photos taken by Kristell Gathoye who was on the road with us here.

"We feel we must thank Devin Townsend and the wonderful band of musicians collectively known as The Devin Townsend Project for their kindness, hospitality and genuine humility. Along with DTP, we have made so many good friends and are looking forward to meeting them all again and catching up in person when we tour 'over the pond' once again. Speaking of which, we're just confirming a mammoth 6 week US and Canadian tour to coincide with the release of our debut album next year, more information will be released on this soon. More...

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The Chariot Posts New Video Blog

In celebration of the release of the new album "Long Live," The Chariot has posted a fourth video tour blog online, which can be viewed below.

The Chariot also has the following upcoming tour dates: More...

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As They Sleep Streaming Entire New Album

The second As They Sleep full-length album "Dynasty" was recently released through Solid State Records. "We are super stoked for the release today,” said vocalist, Aaron Bridgewater. "I was running errands this morning and saw it in an FYE store, GEEKED! Christmas came early for us this year... A very metal Christmas indeed!" The concept album, with a focus on the rise and fall of empires throughout history, is currently streaming in its entirety this week through AOL Music.

The "Dynasty" track listing is as follows:

1. Oracle of the Dead
2. To the Republic
3. The Third Reich
4. Bedlam at the Nile
5. The Darkest Ages
6. Ritual
7. The Offering
8. Attila
9. Poseidon
10. God of War
11. The Unseen

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Portrait Announces New Album Details

Swedish heavy metallers Portrait have tapped Nicke Andersson (Imperial State, Death Breath, Entombed, The Hellacopters) to mix their second full-length album, "Crimen Laesae Majestatis Divinae," at Deuce Studio. The CD is currently being recorded at Necromorbus Studio in Alvik, Sweden for an early 2011 release via Metal Blade Records. The CD will feature cover artwork by Rok (Sadistik Exekution) and a guest appearance by Kimmo Kuusniemi from the Finnish cult act Sarcofagus. The Portrait lineup is as follows:

Per Karlsson - Vocals
Christian Lindell - Guitar
Richard Lagergren - Guitar
Erik Jansson - Bass
Anders Persson - Drums

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Mike Portnoy Drum Cam Footage Available

Drum cam footage has been posted online of Avenged Sevenfold drummer Mike Portnoy (formerly of Dream Theater) performing the song "Almost Easy" in Stockholm, Sweden. The video clip can be viewed below.

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Worignition Streaming New Song

Canada's Worignition has posted a new song online via the band's official MySpace page. The new track "Buried Alive," along with the previously uploaded "Dead & Empty," are available for streaming at this location. The songs are off the band's upcoming debut full-length album "Human Extinction." Additional details on the album's track listing and release date will be announced as they are made available.

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Goatwhore Track Appearing In Splatterhouse Game

Goatwhore's "Apocalyptic Havoc" has been confirmed for the soundtrack for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game Splatterhouse. Additional details on the game can be found here. The Splatterhouse in game soundtrack includes:

Goatwhore – "Apocalyptic Havoc"
The Accused – "Pounding Nails"
ASG – "Dream Song"
Cavalera Conspiracy – "Must Kill"
Five Finger Death Punch – "Dying Breed"
The Haunted – "Hollow Ground"
High On Fire - "Fire, Flood & Plague"
Invisible Enemies – "Dead Eyes"
Lamb of God – "Walk With Me in Hell"
Mastodon – "Blood and Thunder"
Municipal Waste – "Rigorous Vengeance"
Mutant Supremacy – "Morbid Dismemberment"
Terrorizer – "Dead Shall Rise"
WolfShirt – "Headlong Into Monsters"

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Macabre Announces New Album Release

Chicago's Macabre is set to release the new album "Grim Scary Tales" in Europe on January 31st, 2011 by Hammerheart Records and in North America on February 8th, 2011 by Willowtip Records. The album explores the history of murder from the earliest times and proceeds forward through the ages.

Macabre also has the following upcoming tour dates:

23.11. Klagenfurt - Stereo Club (Austria)
24.11. Ljublijana - Menza Pri Koritu (Slovenia)
25.11. München - Backstage (Germany)
26.11. Kufstein - Kulturfabrik (Austria)
27.11. Eindhoven - Dynamo (Netherlands)
28.11. Wrexham - Central Station (Great Britain)
30.11. Cardiff - Millenium Music Hall (Great Britain)
01.12 Dublin - The Village (Ireland)
02.12. Derby - Old Bell (Great Britian)
03.12. Manchester - Academy (Great Britain)
04.12. La Ferme du Bièreau - Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)
05.12. Aachen - Musik Bunker (Germany)
07.12. Rostock - Alte Zuckerfabrik (Germany)
08.12. Kassel - Kulturfabrik Salzmann (Germany)
09.12. Leipzig - Conne Island (Germany)
10.12. Prague - KC Vltavska (Czech Republic)
11.12. Krakow - Klub Studio (Poland)
12.12. Bratislava - Majesic (Slovakia)
13.12. Würzburg - Postbahnhof (Germany)
26.12. Chicago - Reggies (USA) 12th Annual Holiday of Horror Show & hometown record release show for Grim Scary Tales

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Electro Quarterstaff Finishes New Album

Canada’s Electro Quarterstaff has completed work on the band's new album, entitled "Aykroyd." Guitarist Drew Johnston offers his comments:

"It may take us three years to write a record, but better late than never, right? Our Aykroyd album is a 40 minute extract of musical punchlines that have been cracking us up in our jam space for the last three years as a supercharged quintet since the addition of our bassosaurus, Marty Thiessen. A guru of jazz funk hipcheck beatdowns, Marty furnishes the band with a luxurious layer of global warming which allows the trinity of rusty corkscrewed guitars to explore serpent coiled passageways and renegade escape routes through the dark halls of bittersweet harmony and dissonance.

"The greatest difference between Aykroyd and Gretzky is the emphasis we've placed on blackened comedy in the attitude of our music. Strategic blast beat proton bombardment punctuates chipmunk cheeks full of hangnail shaped riffs which spontaneously arrange themselves into cosmic pentagrams of circus peanuts upon deployment. In other words, big laughs and bad vibes all around. Usually I'm sick of my own records by the time they're mixed and mastered, but Aykroyd still eats off the floor and lifts up my skirt like a deprived predator out on parole. The harmonies are still thick and tangled like peanut butter in shag carpet, and the delivery is dolphin meat in shark's teeth. Party's over." More...

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Deterrence Posts Three New Songs

Canada's Deterrence has posted three new songs online. The new tracks "Great White Depression," "Polar Bear Express," and "Descent Of A Cover Girl" are available for streaming via the band's official MySpace page. You can also catch Deterrence live on the following dates:

11/24 2010 Cahootenanny's W/ TOAGF and More! Johnson City, Tennessee
11/26 2010 The Muse W/ TOAGF and More! Nashville, Tennessee
11/29 2010 The Vault w/ TOAGF and More! Panama City, Florida
11/30 2010 The Nick w/ TOAGF and More! Birmingham, Alabama
12/2 2010 Local 506 w/ TOAGF and More! Chapel Hill, North Caro
12/4 2010The Edge w/ TOAGF and More! Delmar, Delaware
12/5 2010 TASTE THE PAIN TOUR w/ TOAGF AND MORE! Wilmington, Delaware

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Ill Nino Premieres Video For "Against The Wall"

Metalunderground.com is proud to present the premiere of ILL NIÑO's latest music video for “Against The Wall,” the first video from their new album “Dead New World,” which was released on October 25th via Victory Records. The music video was directed by Scott Hansen, who has worked with bands such as A Day To Remember, The Devil Wears Prada, Otep, Alesana, and Evergreen Terrace, and was shot in Virginia Beach, VA in October.

“The video was shot in the evening so there was a large amount of bugs. It was like Spider-fest,” jokes drummer Dave Chavarri. “Bugs aside, Scott made sure everything worked smoothly. He’s a total professional, and it was great to see him take control of the shoot. We haven’t had someone work with us like that for a couple of years.”

“We did something like a 20 hour shoot in the swamps,” adds vocalist Cristian Machado. “Scott is a really driven individual. He knew exactly what he wanted, where he wanted people in the video, the camera angles he wanted to end up with, everything. He and his crew were extremely professional.”

“The reason we’re performing in the woods where there are no material things, is because we wanted to represent things that aren’t of the material world,” continues Machado. “The reason the couple is indoors during the video and going through their relationship battle is because they are being pressured by things in the material world. To me, the female character went into the water because she wanted to get away from all of the material things affecting her and their relationship. No matter how material we all are in this world, we all die alone.”

Check out the "Against The Wall" music video below:

You can also check out some behind-the-scenes shots from the video shoot here.

ILL NIÑO is expected to announce a brand new January tour very soon. This will be the first time the band is touring in the states in two years. Stay tuned for more updates on the upcoming tour.

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After The Burial Discusses New Album

After The Burial recently released the new album "In Dreams," and in celebration of the release the band has teamed up with Guitar World to post a new audio snippet featuring guitar sections from the album. Guitarists Justin and Trent also provide in-depth commentary to accompany each part at this location.

Guitarist Justin Lowe also stated: "Hey guys, it's been a long time coming and we are proud to say that our new full-length album, In Dreams, hits stores everywhere today. I must admit, this has been quite the experience for us. There were some ups and also some downs, but we have worked with each other to overcome everything that was holding us back ultimately emerging as a much stronger group. With that being said, we are absolutely pleased to deliver this recording to you. We worked extremely hard to ensure you are getting the absolute strongest After the Burial album yet.

"We're also really looking forward to get back on the road to support this new album throughout North America. The relentless touring schedule for the remainder of the year and 2011 kicks off as part of the 'December Decimation' tour with Winds of Plague, Carnifex, War of Ages and Upon A Burning Body on Nov. 26th. There will definitely be some new songs in the setlist, so be sure to go out and grab a copy and get ready! Thank you guys for all of the support, we couldn't do any of this without you."

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Sansager Announces Vinyl Release

Danish black metal act Sansager has announced the upcoming "Laesaabobbainjn" 7" vinyl will be released via Purodium records. The release consists of four re-recorded tracks, and will be limited to 300 copies. The track listing is as follows:

1. Vor Staevning
2. Laesaabobbainjn
3. Blod Egil
4. Bytijna

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Kamelot Drummer To Appear At Drum Clinic

Kamelot has issued the following announcement about drummer Casey Grillo holding a drum clinic in Florida:

"Kamelot drummer Casey Grillo will be doing a fantastic drum clinic next December 1st at Seminole Music & Sound (Seminole, FL – USA). Drum clinic will start at 7pm and the entrance is free, so don’t lose the chance to see one of the most wonderful drummers, bring your Kamelot stuff and we hope to see you there!"

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Shawn Drover Announces In-Store Appearance

Megadeth's Shawn Drover will be making an in-store appearance at Pony Music in Hallam, Australia on Thursday, December 16 at 8 p.m. The event is presented by ddrum. Megadeth will headline six festival shows in New Zealand and Australia during December 10 - 19 for the "No Sleep Til" tour, a touring festival that will deliver a mix of international and local acts. For tour info, visit this location. For more information on Shawn's in-store at Pony Music, click here.

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Sonata Arctica Posts Second Latin American Video

Sonata Arctica has posted a second documentary clip online detailing the band's tour in Latin America. The footage can be found below.

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Magrudergrind Streaming New EP Online

Grindcore stalwarts Magrudergrind released their latest “Crusher” EP on Monday, November 22, 2010 and has also posted a streamer for the entire six-song EP. This release marks the first metal release on Scion A/V. Check it out below.

Scion A/V Presents: Magrudergrind - Crusher by ScionAV

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Spazmosity Drummer in Motorcycle Accident

Swedish metal band Spazmosity has issued the following update:

"Dimman has been involved in a Motorcycle accident. Due to this all gigs for the rest of this year will be canceled. Spazmosity will return to the live and festival scene early in 2011."

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GWAR Gives New Orleans A Tour Of The Pit

GWAR is no stranger to New Orleans, they make it here about once a year. Unfortunately one of the opening bands Infenaeon could not make it to this show. They’ve had extremely bad transportation issues throughout this trek across the states and had to miss our town. But I wish them well in the future. Although it wasn’t packed gut-to-butt as usual, there was a great turn-out, and all of the crazy crowd surfers were there. More...

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Devildriver Posts Update On New Album

Devildriver guitarist Mike Spreitzer has issued the following update in regards to the band's future plans as well as the release of its forthcoming studio album:

"I know I say this a lot but this tour has been one of the most fun I have ever done. The UK portion of this tour ended up being some of the biggest DevilDriver headlining shows to date and I would like to thank everybody that made it out. You made us feel very welcome in your country and I can't thank you all enough.

I happy to announce that the new DevilDiver record is DONE!!!. Boecklin spent a night at Andy Sneap's house last week finalizing the mix after out show in Nottingham. It's heavy, it's brutal, it's called Beast and I know all of you are going to love it.

Speaking of Nottingham, I am proud relieved to say that no one in the band or crew got drugged this time around when we went out for drinks after the show. The first time we were in Nottingham in 2005, some of the guys in THE AGONY SCENE and our crew went to a bar and we found one of our guys passed out, face down in the bathroom. The following time we played Nottingham with GOD FORBID I turned out to be one of the unlucky victims along side our merch guy Frank. Nothing bad happened other than an awkward phone call back home, but after 2 beers everything went black and I don't remember a damn thing. Luckily, Doc from God Forbid was with us and made sure we got back to the bus in one piece. He told us that we were not acting drunk but very strange on the way back to the bus. My guess is, people find tourists, drug them, wait for them to get a little silly and mug them as they are leaving the bar. I could be wrong about that scenario, but it sure seems like a waste of drugs to spike someones drink just for fun. Since that day, I watch my drinks and the bar tender very carefully."

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Cruel Hand Added To Madball Tour

American hardcore act Cruel Hand has been added to Madball's forthcoming United States tour. The tour will now include performances from Madball, Canadian hardcore-punk act comeback Kid and Cruel Hand with local support being featured on select dates.

01/11 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
01/12 Little Rock, AR – Downtown Music Hall
01/13 Oklahoma City, OK – Conservatory
01/14 Dallas, TX – Trees
01/15 Austin, TX – Emo’s
01/16 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
01/18 Mesa, AZ – The Nile
01/19 Las Vegas, NC – Area 702
01/20 San Diego, CA – Soma Sidestage
01/12 Lancaster, CA – Cedar Centre
01/22 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction

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Haste The Day To Disband

American metalcore act Haste The Day has announced its decision to disband. The group has posted the following statement:

"This is a very difficult announcement to make, but Haste The Day will be doing its final tour February – March 2011. It has been an incredible 10 years and we want to thank all of our amazing fans who have stuck with us through all of our changes and growth as a band. If it weren’t for all of you, this band would have been nothing.

"There are many reasons why HTD is ending, however we mainly feel as though we have created the best music we can and believe it is now time for us to move on to the next stage of our lives. I remember when this band started a decade ago, we wanted to be like the Solid State/Tooth and Nail Records bands we grew up idolizing.

"We wanted to use our passion for heavy music and the love that God put in us to be a light in the underground scene; letting people know they are loved, important, forgiven no matter what, and capable of using their gifts to serve their fellow man. I never imagined that we would be able to put out five full length albums, tour the world, and develop so many meaningful relationships with the people who came to our shows. Without your support, this wouldn’t have been possible.

"The 12 Days of Christmas will be in cities that we will not hit on our final tour so please come out to say goodbye this December. For our final tour, which will also be amazing, we are bringing our friends in My Children My Bride, The Chariot, and A Plea for Purging along for our Farewell Tour all across the US and Canada.

"We will be playing a great selection of songs from all of our records, including all of the fan favorites, rarely played songs, and a few songs that you guys keep begging us to play live. I have no doubt that this will be the best tour we’ve ever done and we cannot wait to see all of you and give you a hug goodbye.

"We love you all, thank you for everything you’ve been to us, and we can’t wait to see you for the last time in 2011! We encourage you to keep your inner flame burning and show it off to the rest of the world!

"Much Love to you all,
Mike & Haste the Day"

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The Chariot Announces U.K Tour Dates

American noise metal act The Chariot has announced a small batch of u.K. tour dates set to take place in March. Support on the tour will come from Mychildren Mybride.

03/17 Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
03/18 Manchester, UK – Moho Live
03/19 Nottingham, UK – Rock City Basement
03/20 Birmingham, UK – Academy 3
03/21 London, UK – Underworld

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Madball To Film New Music Video

New York hardcore veterans Madball have announced that it will be filming a video for their track "All Or Nothing" in Brooklyn, NY this coming Friday, November 26th. Fans are asked to attend and take part in the shoot with the band announcing the following through their official Twitter page:

"MaDBalL video shoot for “ALL OR NOTHING.” Friday nov 26 at SouthPaw 5pm SHARP !!! 125 Fifth Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11217 Spread the word !!!”

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Battlelore Reveals New DVD Tracklisting

Finnish metal act Battelore has revealed the tracklisting for its forthcoming DVD, titled "10 Years of Battlelore." The DVD will be included with the band's forthcoming studio album "Doombound."

The track listing for the "10 Years Of Battlelore" bonus DVD:
Live at Club Nosturi, Helsinki, Finland - January 1, 2008:
Storm Of The Blades
Valier - Queens Of The Valar
We Are The Legions
Sons Of Riddermark
Ghân Of The Woods
Raging Goblin

Live at Club Nosturi, Helsinki, Finland - January 1, 2009:
Green Dragon
Swordmaster
House Of Heroes
Moontower
The Great Gathering

"Evernight over Europe" Tour 2007
includes a few live songs filmed during the tour
cameras: Eetu Keränen, Toni Salminen and BATTLELORE
edited by Toni Salminen and Maria Honkanen

"The Last Alliance" Tour Of Finland 2008
includes a few live clips filmed during the tour
cameras: Eetu Keränen, Toni Salminen, Enkku and BATTLELORE
edited by Toni Salminen and Maria Honkanen

Photo galleries:
2000-2004
2004-2006
2007-2008
2009-2010

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The Burning Posts New Music Video Online

Danish groove metal band THE BURNING have uploaded the first official music video for "Bait The Hook" from their new album "Hail the Horde," which was released on October 25 via Massacre Records. You can view the video below:

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Helstar Announces European Tour

American heavy metal act Helstar has revealed the dates for its forthcoming European tour in support of its latest album "Glory Of Chaos."

Dec. 10 - The Rock Temple - Kerkrade, Netherlands
Dec. 11 - Metal City Festival - Lünen, Germany
Dec. 12 - Kaminwerk - Memmingen, Germany
Dec. 13 - Gala Hala - Ljubljana, Slovenia
Dec. 14 - Viper Room - Vienna, Austria (with BLAZE BAYLEY)
Dec. 15 - Rock City - Uster, Switzerland
Dec. 16 - Eiche - Crailsheim, Germany
Dec. 17 - Eindhoven Metal Meeting Festival - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Dec. 18 - Little Devil - Tilburg, Netherlands

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Desultory Posts New Album Trailer Online

Swedish death metal act Desultory has posted a new video trailer online to promote its forthcoming studio album "Counting Our Scars." "Counting Our Scars" is set for release on January 17, 2011. You can view the trailer below:

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Artizan Posts New Studio Video Online

American power metal act Artizan has posted its first studio video online, in an on-going series. You can view the video below:

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