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Metal News for November 3, 2010

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40 news articles posted on this day.

CKY Concert To Be Streamed Live and Free Online

Friday, November 5th, Pennsylvania alt-metal band CKY's concert will be streamed live at 8pm CDT (9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific/1a GMT) for free at therave.com. Hourcast and Lionize open the show.

CKY return to the music scene with the release of their new single "The Afterworld." The song is used during the closing credits of Paramount Pictures/MTV Films Jackass 3D, which is now in theaters nationwide. The track will also be featured on the Jackass 3D soundtrack, which will be released on October 26th via Epitaph Records. The single is also currently available digitally via iTunes.

On Sunday, November 7th, GWAR's Halloween concert at The Rave, originally broadcast on Halloween, will be re-aired (for a small PPV fee). GWAR fans across the known universe get a special treat with a rebroadcast of the concert, including sacrifices of Lady Gaga and Sarah Palin, plus a cameo appearance from the legendary Gor Gor, the infamous creature that lives under GWAR's drumkit. GWAR fans can see pictures and sample video from the show here.

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Blinder Recording New Album

Cuban death/thrash metal band BLINDER is finishing up recording their new album. It will be produced and mixed by Alex Marquez. You can check out some videos of the band and follow them on their Facebook page.

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Chris Grigg Explains The Dynamics Of Woe

Recently signed to Candlelight Records for the release of the sophomore album “Quietly, Undramatically," Philadelphia black metallers Woe have not-so-quietly invaded the U.S. black metal scene. Front man Chris Grigg recently corresponded with Metalunderground to explain how Woe went from a solo project to a full band and getting a record deal with the legendary Candlelight.

Chris also tackled the issue of adding in clean vocals on the new album, stating "For a musician, selling out is defined by doing something that you would not normally do in the interest of selling records. To not follow my gut, to omit a musical idea that really worked just because I was scared of how people would react... That would be a sell-out move." Throughout the interview below he discusses leaving behind the band's direct European black metal feel, playing live shows, and even discusses his trip to Ken Ham's creationism museum. More...

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3 Inches Of Blood Drummer Performs With Exodus

Rare drum cam footage has surfaced online featuring 3 Inches of Blood drummer, Ash Pearson, performing with Bay Area thrash act Exodus during the pair's tour stop in Stockholm, Sweden in August of 2008. You can view the drum cam footage below:

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August Burns Red Posts New Live Video Online

Pennsylvania metalcore act August Burns Red has posted a new live video online for the track "White Washed." The video comprised footage taken from various performances through the band's recent world tour. You can view the video below:

August Burns Red recently released a new CD/DVD package, titled "Home." The CD/DVD tracklisting can be found below:
1. Backburner
2. White Washed
3. Your Little Suburbia Is In Ruins
4. The Eleventh Hour
5. Meddler
6. The Truth of a Liar
7. Marianas Trench
8. Thirty and Seven
9. Existence
10. Meridian
11. A Shot Below the Belt
12. Up Against the Ropes
13. Composure
14. The Seventh Trumpet

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Gwar Posts Another New Song Online

Shock thrash metal act Gwar and Revolver Magazine have teamed up to release another new song online from Gwar's forthcoming studio album "GWAR's Bloody Pit of Horror." The new song, titled "KZ Necromancer" is availble for streaming at this location.

Gwar vocalist Oderus Urungus commented on the song's theme by saying:

"It's about the connection between the "Old Ones" [of H.P. Lovecraft lore] and the Nazis, how Cthulu-spawn helped [Josef] Mengele and others to escape in U-boats to South America, where they continued their experiments. How the research hit a flat spell until the Old Ones intervened again, this time supplying the research team with the assistance of the "KZ Necromancer," who came from the sea, crabs clinging to his uniform."

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Funeral For A Friend Posts New Music Video Online

Welsh alternative metal act Funeral For A Friend has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "Serpents In Solitude." You can view the video below:

Serpents In Solitude

FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND | Myspace Music Videos

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The Doomsday Prophecy Posts Music Video Online

The Doomsday Prophecy has posted an unofficial music video of their song "So easily Raped." Watch the video below:

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The Ocean Streaming Entire New Album

MetalSucks.com is currently streaming "Anthropocentric," the upcoming full-length from German progressive/atmospheric metal band The Ocean, in its entirety. The stream will remain active until November 8th. The album can be heard here.

"Anthropocentric continues the critique of Christianity, inspired by the questions that Dostoyevsky asked and some of the answers that Friedrich Nietzsche and Richard Dawkins gave," notes guitarist Robin Staps. "The album is a pretty big production, and still has a very earthy, organic feel to it," says Staps. "We've spent a great deal of time on the basic sound this time around -- the drums, bass, guitars and vocals -- and at this stage I am pretty confident that this will pay off in the end!"

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Lawnmower Deth Confirmed For Damnation Festival

British madcap thrashers Lawnmower Deth have been confirmed to play at this year's Damnation Festival in the U.K. Lawnmower Deth reunited in 2008 and have since performed at the notorious Download festival in both 2009 and 2010. The Damnation Festival takes place in Leeds, U.K. on Saturday, November 6th, with Lawnmower Death playing on the Jagermeister Stage at 16:35.

Vocalist Pete Lee commented: "Who said irony was wasted on us? How often can you fit 'Lawnmower Deth', 'enigmatic', 'the most tuneful band of the day' and 'complete lack of panda make-up' into one sentence? How chuffed are we to be entering the Dalmation Festival. We shall of course be looking forward to taking 'Best in Show' at this illustrious canine fest. We're particularly excited about going head-to-head with Paradise Lost in the agility sections."

For more Damnation Festival info and to get tickets, head to this location.

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Peshmerga Signs To Sevared Records

Sevared Records has issued the following announcement about signing Chicago death metal act Peshmerga:

"Sevared Records is very proud to announce the signing of Peshmerga! Crushing ultra brutal, ultra guttural tech. Death metal that will kick your teeth in and keep you begging for more! Featuring most of the original lineup on Gorgasm's legendary 'Stabwound Intercourse' CD, Tom Tangalos, Derek Hoffman & Russ Powell with 2 new members, Bryan Krikie and Tim Thompson. This amazing album is sure to be an instant classic that will rival any Brutal Death Metal band around today! Be Prepared!"

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Astral Doors Confirmed For Headbangers Open Air

Sweden's Astral Doors has been confirmed for the 2011 edition of the German Headbanger's Open Air. The festival is set to take place from July 28th - 30th, 2011 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location.

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Kelly Shaefer Discusses Five Worst Atheist Songs

Kelly Shaefer of Atheist recently talked with Decibel Magazine about his five least favorite Atheist songs. His break down of the songs can be read below.

4. “Fractal Point” / 5. “Displacement” (tie) — Elements (1993) Ugh, well yes there are two in one here because they are in fact interludes on the album Elements, and I had the idea of everyone just doing a special little piece of music on their own to connect all of the songs together. Now Rand Burkey is one of the most brilliant guitar players I have ever met, and his work on three albums was stellar, but these guitar doodlings are depressing, lifeless, and boring. He was always a fan of guitar swells, and he did a masterful job of creating the swells at the intro to “Piece of Time”, but these were just not fun to listen to. Choy did “Samba Briza”, which I loved, and Frank Emmi did “See You Again”, a great little ‘clean’ guitar section, that was a nice calm before the storm before the last tune on the album. If I heard these two interludes, I would either take the disc out, or quickly fast forward to the next tune. Rand, I love you bro, but these are my least favorite things you wrote with us! There it is. A little self-deprecation for all of you.

3. “Earth” — Elements (1993) “Earth” is not a horrible song, but it’s one of my least favorites for a number of reasons. First being the 808 bass drop in the middle, and the guitar part is somehow not interesting enough. There were so many other ways we could have gone, but as you know we had 40 days to write and record that whole album, and that is the only song that I feel suffered from lack of time to evolve. Another thing I don’t like is the guitar part underneath [the lyric] ‘That little planet of the hill’. All of these things are my fault. [Laughs] Lyrically, I don’t mind it, but it’s at the bottom of my list of favorites.

Read the full article at Decibel Magazine.

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Destroyer 666 Comments On Tour Dates

Australia's Destroyer 666 has issued the following recap of the band's recent tour dates with Watain and Otargos:

"Hails 'n thanks are not enough for those who made most of the shows on this tour fucking KILLER! We couldn't have asked to have done it with a better, more dedicated and honest band. And alongside an incredible crew. Our gratitude to all.

"The following folks deserve special mention for making it all the more worthwhile: Essen, Liverpool, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Bucharest, Sofia, Warsaw, Krakow, Vienna, Linz, Malmoe, Oslo, and Stockholm.

"The band will now rest restore and one day rehearse for the following album. A word of thanks to all those who bought out the recent LP and 7" so damned quick. Any who failed to pick up a tour shirt can write the bands website merch address. NOT myspace. Fuck the world."

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Job For A Cowboy To Release "Ruination" On Vinyl

Job For A Cowboy has checked in with the following update about releasing a limited edition vinyl version of the "Ruination" album later this month:

"On November 26 (Black Friday), Metal Blade Records will release Job For A Cowboy's Ruination as a limited edition 3x10" colored vinyl / CD box set; the collection housing the album as well as both rare and live material from the award winning band. This exclusive set will only be available at record stores that are members of the newly formed Metal Club. Visit this location for stores in your area!"

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Lazarus A.D. Announces Video Contest Winner

The winning video for the Lazarus A.D. "Blow Up Our Video" contest has been posted online and can be viewed below, while the two runner up videos can be seen after the jump. Lazarus A.D. also commented on the contest:

"Lazarus A.D. is happy to announce the winner of their 'Blow Up Our Video' contest, where fans were invited to create their own videos for the song Last Breath. The song has been a fan favorite at shows since 2005 and is one of the songs that appeared on the original 3 song demo that Lazarus A.D. released. The band has chosen youtube user 'oldestofsouls' as the winner of the contest.

"First place receives an ESP LTD MH-103QM STB guitar signed by the band, as well as a t-shirt and a copy of the upcoming new album. Second place receives a custom designed Lazarus A.D. drumhead, a t-shirt and a copy of the upcoming new album. Third place receives a t-shirt and a copy of the upcoming new album."


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Machinae Supremacy Issues Band Update

Machinae Supremacy has issued the following announcement about the release of a new album and adding on new tour date:

"A View from the End of the World is OUT. Also, new tour dates! Pick up your copy at the official MaSu shop! Six live shows have just been added to the Tour Page, including the album release party. Tickets for a few have already gone on sale; grab yours before they're all gone!

"And if you haven't already, add Machinae Supremacy on Facebook where you'll get even more updates about the new album and songs from the band members."

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Children Of Bodom Films New Music Video

Children of Bodom has just wrapped shooting on a music video for the new song "Was it Worth It?" In the video, Children of Bodom joined forces with two-time X Games gold medalist and two-time Thrasher Magazine “Skater of the Year” Chris Cole as well as noted pro skaters Jamie Thomas and Tom Asta. “Was it Worth It?” will appear on Children of Bodoms’s as-yet-untitled seventh studio album, which is slated for a spring, 2011 release via Universal Music. Photos from the video shoot can be seen here.

"The video shoot was an awesome party; a big concoction of super Heavy Metal and the most awesome and craziest skaters in the world,” said Alexi Laiho. “High octane drinks and lots of fun! Chris Cole’s ollies over me while I'm rocking my guitar solo, that's fuckin’ Rock ‘n’ Roll right there! I never had this much fun during a video shoot. Thanks to the director and everyone involved." More...

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Phil Anselmo Video Interview Available

Revolver TV recently conducted a video interview with Phil Anselmo regarding Pantera. The video clip can be viewed below.

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Grave Creates New Tour Blog

Swedish death metallers Grave have created a new blog chronicling their current European tour dates. The blog can be found at this location. You can also catch Grave live on the following dates:

11/3 2010 Markthalle Hamburg, GERMANY
11/4 2010 Kulturfabrik Salzmann Kassel, Hessen, GERMANY
11/5 2010 K17 Berlin, GERMANY
11/6 2010 Wiatrak Zabrze, POLAND
11/7 2010 Feierwerk München, GERMANY
11/8 2010 Randal Club Bratislava, SLOVAKIA (Slovak Republic)
11/9 2010 Boomerang Ostrava, CZECH REPUBLIC
11/10 2010 Viper Room Wien, AUSTRIA
11/11 2010 Gala Hala Ljubljana, SLOVENIA
11/12 2010 Ufo Bruneck/Bolzano, ITALY
11/13 2010 Mac2 Vicenza, ITALY
11/14 2010 Init Club Rome, ITALY
11/16 2010 Le Korigan Luynes, FRANCE
11/18 2010 Ritmo & Compas Madrid, SPAIN
11/19 2010 Santana 27 Blue Bilbao, SPAIN
11/20 2010 Le Ferrailleur Nantes, FRANCE
11/21 2010 GLAZART Paris, FRANCE
11/22 2010 Underworld London, UNITED KINGDOM
11/23 2010 Whelans Dublin, IRELAND
11/25 2010 Minus One Gent, BELGIUM
11/26 2010 013 Tilburg, NETHERLANDS
11/27 2010 Theaterfabrik Leipzig, GERMANY

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Leprous Posts Fourth Tour Blog

Leprous has checked in with the following road report from London:

"Day 4/34 - Sheperds Bush Empire, London, England - 31.10.10: We're now starting to get comfortable on the road. Sleeping in a moving bus is like a breeze, and there is a well established odour inside. Apart from a midnight border control the 625km drive from Groningen to London is unnoticeable. We wake up in a coach parking lot, and slowly try to make our way through the not-so-busy streets of London, looking for tonight's venue; the Sheperds Bush Empire. The long drives have started to affect our clocks, and when we finally find the place, the new timezone makes sure we're an hour too early. Fortunately killing spare time is also something you become good at on tour, and this time the nearest mall gets a visit from Leprous. Yes, men can shop (but it's absolutely exhausting).

"The old theater can fit 2000 people and the large stage makes for an easy rig. Our backstage is located on the fourth floor (or third, if your british) and as the evening progresses, we get to know the elevator. My index finger also get an unwilling encounter with one of the heavy western-like slam doors. My day has begun. Our usual backstage rig of four Macs, a PC and a juice machine is up and running. We hit a brick wall: no Wi-Fi. Our world crumbles.. What now?? Our 21st century abstinences kicks in. I elegantly replace it with my guitar while all the others stare into infinity, waiting for divine intervention (top right photo). Several hours pass, but no gods seem to be present (except in the tour production office). With my smashed finger in mind, my wonderful day reminds me; I forgot my stage outfit in the bus (parked back the lot). For the first time the daily jogging routine of the others comes in handy. I get to keep on playing. More...

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Samael Comments On New "Antigod" EP

Swiss metallers Samael have issued the following update about the release of new EP "Antigod" as a digital download in North America and as a 7" and CD digipack in Europe:

"S A M A E L fist single 'Antigod' will be release on the 19th of November:

"- With Nuclear Blast in Europe available on 7 inches single (2 tracks), on CD-digipack and digital download (6 tracks).

"- With Season Of Mist in America only available on digital dowload (6 tracks).

"- With Musikvertrieb in Switzerland on 7 inches single (2 tracks) and on CD-digipack (6 tracks)."

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Novembers Doom Reveals New Album Title

Chicago, Illinois progressive doom metal act Novembers Doom has revealed the title for its forthcoming studio album. The new album, titled "Aphotic" is the follow up to 2009's "Into Night's Requiem Infernal" and is planned for an early 2011 release through The End Records. "Aphotic" will be mixed by metal mastermind Dan Swano (Bloodbath, Nightingale)

You can view a tour of the band's recording studio below:

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Urgehal Streaming Two New Songs

Norway's Urgehal has issued the following announcement about streaming two new songs online through the band's MySpace profile:

"2 new tracks! Alright! The two new added tracks are taken from the upcoming 7" which is a tribute to old dirty fucking Black Metal. The reason for the sloppy drumming on the song 'Death Is Complete' is that Trondr Nefas did it himself after not having played drums on a regular basis since '97.

"These two songs are staying here for a short while and the necro release is due after 'Happy New Year.' So just drop dead or fuck off!"

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Coronatus Writing New Songs

Germany's Coronatus has issued the following announcement about writing new songs for an upcoming album:

"Hi friends, since a few weeks, we started with the song writing for the new, upcoming album. We already filed around 10 songs in rough basics, which will be now completed and arranged by the band. Hopefully we can present you some samples soon! Metal greetings from Coronatus!"

Additional details on the new album will be announced as they are made available.

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Thorn In Eyes Posts New Songs Online

Female fronted Taiwanese melodic death metal act Thorn In Eyes has posted two new songs to its official Myspace page. The songs "Til Death Do Us Part" and "Hope" are available for streaming and appear on the band's debut EP "Til Death Do Us Part." You can listen to the two tracks at this location.

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Drugs Of Faith Splits With Bassist

Virginia based grind and roll act Drugs of Faith has checked in with the following brief update about parting ways with the band's bassist and seeking a replacement:

"So we're down a bass player, as some of you might have heard, and are looking for a replacement. We practice in Northern Virginia. If you think you gots what it takes, please get in touch and we'll discuss. Thank you."

You can also hear Drugs of Faith songs available for streaming through this location.

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Mortal Infinity To Record New Album

Germany's Mortal Infinity has issued the following announcement about recording a new album:

"Hey guys, after a long search we finally found a studio for our first album. Soudlodge with producer Jörg Uken who produced the last Dew Scented and God Dethroned albums for Nuclear Blast and Metal Blade will record and produce our debut album in February. Watch out it will be sick!"

You can also hear the band's music via the Mortal Infinity MySpace page.

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Murderdolls Posts The Daily Habit Footage Online

Murderdolls, which features Joey Jordison of Slipknot, has posted its "The Daily Habit" performance online. The band played the track "Nowhere," which is the next single to be taken from its 2010 release "Women and Children Last." You can view the video below:

The album's track listing is as follows:
1. The World According to Revenge
2. Chapel of Blood
3. Bored 'Til Death
4. Drug Me to Hell
5. Nowhere
6. Summertime Suicide
7. Death Valley Superstars
8. My Dark Place Alone
9. Blood-Stained Valentine
10. Pieces of You
11. Homicide Drive
12. Rock 'N' Roll is All I Got
13. Nothings Gonna Be Alright
14. Whatever You Got, I'm Against It
15. Hello, Goodbye, Die

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Porcupine Tree Updates Tour Blog

British progressive rock act Porcupine Tree has updated its "Incident Tour Blog" with a large batch of new photos taken during the band's recent tour. Porcupine Tree are wrapping up its touring cycle for the 2009 release "The Incident," which is available through Roadrunner Records. You can view the tour blog at this location.

Steven Wilson, founding member and multi-instrumentalist for Porcupine Tree, recently revealed in a video interview that the band will be taking time off until 2012 in order for Wilson to release his second solo album as well as the debut release from his project with Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt. You can read more on that news here.

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Necrite Comments On New Album

Bay area black metal act Necrite has issued the following statement about the release of the band's new album:

"After six years and five demos of anticipation San Jose black metal tyrants Necrite have finally unleashed their debut curse upon us: Sic Transit Gloria Mundi. Seamlessly fusing elements of droning doom, funeral ambience and thrashing black metal, Sic Transit Gloria Mundis is a monument in the legacy of West Coast black metal along with the likes of Weakling’s Dead as Dreams and Leviathan’s Tenth Sublevel of Suicide. More...

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Threat Signal Posts European Tour Trailer Online

Threat Signal has posted a video trailer online to promote its forthcoming "Threat Over Europe" European tour. You can view the video trailer below, featuring Threat Signal vocalist Jon Howard.

Threat Signal's European tour dates are as follows:
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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Wdnfra Writing New Material

Canada's Wdnfra has checked in with the following update about writing new material:

"First of all, thank you all again for the support you've been giving us, by buying our album on iTunes, or on paypal** to get the real copy, it's very appreciated! **For Those who did not received the Cd yet don't worry, we had a little management problem but now everything's under control and you should receive it very soon!

"After one of our biggest show so far, if not THE biggest at le National November 5th, WDNFRA will be entering a new era, by writing and recording new songs for you to hear, hitting the stores as we now have our official UPC code, Radio interviews, and many more surprises!

"We are also now on Touchtunes but in the USA and Canada, so if you ever ran into a bar that has a touchtune jukebox, play a song or two from our band, would be really cool from you guys, most of the places we are on the main screen, so just go in the W's and you'll see our album cover with all the songs! (Now what and Inner Pain cost only 1 credit as there the promoted songs!)

"Something we're also working on is having some WDNFRA tabs, people ask me about this every single day and i think it's more then about time to at least have the guitar tabs for you fans out there! More...

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Doro Posts DVD Trailer Online

Doro Pesch has posted a new video trailer online to promote her forthcoming 2DVD/CD "25 Years In Rock" release. The 3 disc set is scheduled for release on November 26, 2010 through Nuclear Blast Records. You can view the video trailer below:

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Filter Posts New Music Video Online

Alternative hard rock act Filter has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "No Love" which appears on the band's latest album "The Trouble With Angels." "The Trouble With Angels" was released in Europe through Nuclear Blast Records. You can view the video below:

"The Trouble With Angels" tracklisting:
1. The Inevitable Relapse
2. Drug Boy
3. Absentee Father
4. No Love
5. Fades Like a Photograph (Dead Angel)
6. Down With Me
7. Catch A Falling Knife
8. The Trouble With Angels
9. Clouds
10. No Re-Entry

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Orphaned Land Posts Tour Diary Online

Israeli progressive metal act Orphaned Land has posted a tour diary video online from its recent North American tour with Katatonia and Swallow the Sun. You can view the tour video below:

Orphaned Land will release a Tour Edition of "The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR." The new edition is set to include expanded artwork, a bonus 5 track audio CD and a short eight minute documentary clip.

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Murderdolls Add Dates To European Tour

American hard rock act Murderdolls has revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of the United Kingdom. The Murderdolls are currently on tour to promote its 2010 release, "Women and Children Last." Support on the tour will come from Black Veil Brides. The complete list of dates, cities and venues (including the previously announced U.K. dates) can be found below:

Jan. 16 - Amsterdam, Holland - Melkweg
Jan. 18 - Munich, Germany - Backstage Hall
Jan. 19 - Berlin, Germany - SO 36
Jan. 20 - Hamburg, Germany - Grunspan
Jan. 21 - Lingen, Germany - Schlachthof
Jan. 23 - Milan, Italy - Generali
Jan. 25 - Zurich, Switzerland - Dynamo Club
Jan. 26 - Lyon, France - Transbordeur
Jan. 27 - Borbeaux, France - Rockschool Barbey
Jan. 28 - Rennes, France - Etage
Jan. 29 - Paris, France - Elysee Monmartre
Jan. 31 - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix Hall
Feb. 02 - Portsmouth, UK - Pyramid Centre
Feb. 03 - Norwich, UK - Waterfront
Feb. 04 - Bristol, UK - O2 Academy
Feb. 05 - Sheffield, UK - Corporation
Feb. 07 - Wolverhampton, UK - Wulfrum Hall
Feb. 08 - Middlesborough, UK - Empire
Feb. 10 - Glasgow, UK - ABC1
Feb. 11 - Manchester, UK - Academy 2
Feb. 12 - London, UK - HMV Forum
Feb. 13 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City
Feb. 14 - Exeter, UK - Lemon Grove

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Heaven Below Offers EP For Free Download

Having just wrapped up their 2010 Horns & Halos Tour, Heaven Below is thanking fans with an exclusive EP, available for download through their website. The download includes a Horns N' Halo Tour video, as well as four new tracks ("Original Sin," "Run," "Clown Boy," "Strange Days: Vicodin Mix"), an eight page PDF booklet, and wallpapers.

The band is fronted by Patrick Kennison - formerly of The Union Underground - and supported by members Jesse Billson on guitar, John Younger on bass, and Chad Clark on drums.

“Our sound encompasses the best parts of our influences,” explains Kennison. “We love the vocal harmonies of classic bands like Alice in Chains, or the angst of legends like Trent Reznor, but our riffs and song ideas tend to be spawn from guitar driven bands like Metallica, or even Rage Against the Machine. Once we put the vocals on, we immediately feel that our music takes on it's own sound.”

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Poisonblack Signs With Hype Records

Finnish gothic metal band Poisonblack, which features ex-Sentenced singer Ville Laihiala, has announced its signing with Hype Records. The signing comes in time for the band to record its forthcoming fifth studio album. Poisonblack has scheduled recording time at Antfarm Studio in Aarhus, Denmark in January 2011 with producer Tue Madsen.

The new album is currently titled "Lead & Roll Vol. 5" and is the follow up to 2008's "Of Rust And Bones."

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Praetorian Releases New EP For Free Download

Long Island metal band Praetorian recently released their new EP, "To Dwell in Darkness," for free download on the band's bandcamp page. The EP, which clocks in longer than many full-length albums, was produced, mixed, mastered, and engineered by Anthony Lopardo and Ray Marte at Killingsworth Recording Co., May-June 2010.

The tracklisting for "To Dwell in Darkness" is as follows:

1. To Dwell In Darkness (1:09)
2. Enticing The Serpent (3:53)
3. Hands Of Kali (5:24)
4. Black Despair (7:22)
5. Fallacy (8:11)
6. Slain (8:24)

Praetorian will also be doing a show with NOFX Nov 28th. They have previously shared the stage with Pestilence, Vital Remains, Warbringer and more.

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