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Metal News for November 4, 2010

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45 news articles posted on this day.

Black Winter Festival Postponed

Norway's Den Saakaldte has issued the following statement about the Black Winter Festival being postponed to an as-yet-determined date in the future:

"We are displeased to announce that the Black Winter Festival in Mexico has been postponed for February due to Mexico government regulations. Den Saakaldte cannot confirm any participation at this point as no new exact date has been given to the band."

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Slashed Slash

Slash and Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas released a video to their song Beautiful Dangerous. Here’s a recap from my initial viewing:

The song starts with Fergie, looking very slutty rolling around her bed, inside a trashed apartment. There are pill bottles everywhere and Slash is playing guitar on the television. She moves to the television, straddles it, and fucks the TV. After, Fergie decides to shower and change into “going out” clothes. Interesting note is that her going out clothes may be more slutty than the panty/rip shirt combo she was initially rolling around (and fucking the television) in. Time passes, Fergie is now out. She is in the audience while Slash performs on stage AND also at a strip club. The only way I believe this is possible is that Fergie is playing a Hooker superhero and her special power is looking slutty in two places at once. Side note: This is my new favorite superhero. Eventually she meets Slash in the strip-club and spikes his drink. Next scene Slash is tied up back at the trashed apartment and is being dry humped by Fergie. While simulating sex Fergie removes Slash’s hat (a definite no-no) and puts it on. Of course the guitarist is helpless so all he can do is allow Fergie to continue to hump him while wearing his hat. Then, logically, she pulls out a knife and cuts him across his chest. My overall impression is that despite being drugged and slashed this still has to be considered a pretty good day for Slash… More...

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Betzefer Signs To AFM Records

Israeli hardcore metal band BETZEFER has announced their signing to AFM Records. BETZEFER's second album, “Freedom To The Slave Makers,” will be released in February. The band comments on the signing, "This will makr a new chapter in Betzefer's history and we are thrilled to have our fans finally listening to what we've been working on for the past few years!"

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Rise And Fall Announces New Tour Dates

Belgium based metal act Rise And Fall has revealed the dates for its forthcoming tour of Europe and the United Kingdom. Support on the tour will come from Nails and Harm’s Way. You can check out the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

11/19 Essen, GER – Cafe Nova
11/20 Hasselt, BEL – Muziekodrome (w/Black Breath)
11/21 Norwich, UK – The Marquee (w/Coliseum, Bison b.c., Kvelertak)
11/22 Newport, UK – Le Pub
11/23 Manchester, UK – Moho (w/Gallows)
11/24 London, UK – O2 Islington Academy 2
11/25 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
11/26 Munster, GER – Stadtteilhaus Lorenz-Sud
11/27 Leipzig, GER – Conne Island
11/28 Prague, CZE – 007
11/29 Wien, AUT – Arena
11/30 Munchen, GER – Feierwerk
12/01 Nurnberg, GER – Kunstverein
12/02 Dornbirn, AUT – Schlachthaus
12/03 Mezzago, ITA – Bloom
12/04 Stuttgart, GER – Juha West
12/05 Hamburg, GER – Hafenklang

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Underoath Streaming Entire New Album Online

Christian progressive metalcore act Underoath is streaming its forthcoming studio album "Ø(Disambiguation)" in its entirety online. The new album is set for release on November 9, 2010 through Solid State Records. You can check out the full album stream at this location.

Regular Edition Track Listing:
1. In Division
2. Catch Myself Catching Myself
3. Paper Lung
4. Illuminator
5. Driftwood
6. A Divine Eradication
7. Who Will Guard the Guardians
8. Reversal
9. Vacant Mouth
10. My Deteriorating Incline
11. In Completion

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Structure of Inhumanity Debuts New Music Video

New Jersey unsigned progressive power metal band Structure of Inhumanity has posted its new music online with acclaimed director Scott Hansen. The video was shot for track "The Ruin" and can be viewed below:

Structure of Inhumanity from Scott Hansen on Vimeo.

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Pain Working On Writing New Album

Peter Tägtgren of the metal band Pain has issued the following update:

"What the hell is going on?! Well… It’s been a while since the last update and we thought it was about time to let you in on a couple of things."

"The last couple of months every one of us has been pretty busy with anything but PAIN. As you may know Peter has been concentrating on Hypocrisy this year and recently came home from a successful tour in South America. David, who just got signed up with Zildjian, is working for Unique Pyrotechnic along with doing a lot of different stand-in club shows in Sweden. Johan became a dad in August (best wishes from us all), and the more time spent away from PAIN means the more time spent with his family. Michael is working with different side projects along with his work for Digidesign."

"Now, the following months will be dedicated to PAIN and to finish the new songs. Up till today 8 songs are more or less ready to go, and at least 3 or 4 more are needed before we can start recording. Our plans are to start the recordings in late 2010 or early 2011, and have the album ready for a world wide release sometime in May 2011. After that we’re about to hit the road and do as many of the summer festivals as we can. Of course there will be a headline tour as well, and if everything works out we’ll even break new grounds. Work has also begun with designing a new stage set that will be something out of the average." More...

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The Sword Reschedules U.S. Tour Dates

Austin, Texas throwback metallers The Sword have revealed the dates for its rescheduled tour of the United States. Filling in on drums for the upcoming tour is Kevin Fender of the Texas hardcore act Employer, Employee. You can find a full list of dates, cities and venues below:

Nov. 27 - Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon
Nov. 28 - Birmingham, AL - WorkPlay Theatre
Nov. 29 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
Nov. 30 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
Dec. 01 - Roanoke, VA - Martin's Downtown
Dec. 02 - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
Dec. 03 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of the Living Arts
Dec. 04 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
Dec. 05 - Boston, MA - Royale Boston
Dec. 06 - Washington, DC - The 9:30 Club
Dec. 07 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Small's Theatre
Dec. 08 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
Dec. 09 - Huntington, WV - V Club
Dec. 10 - Covington, KY - The Mad Hatter
Dec. 11 - Detroit, MI - The Shelter
Dec. 12 - Chicago, IL - Metro
Dec. 13 - St. Louis, MO - The Firebird
Dec. 14 - Iowa City, IA - Blue Moose Tap House
Dec. 15 - Kansas City, MO - The Record Bar
Dec. 16 - Little Rock, AR - Juanita's

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Benevolent Posts Entire EP For Free Download

Kuwait-based metal band Benevolent have just released their debut EP titled "Divided," which features five tracks. The album was recorded at one of the Middle East's fastest growing recording studios, Sarj's Studio, through 2010, and co-produced by Hadi Sarieddine and Sajid "Sarj" Masoud. "Divided" can be downloaded fully for free for a month from the band's Bandcamp page.

Fadi Sarieddine, band co-founder and lead vocalist, added, "It was such a great experience! Just looking back at how these songs slowly came to life is such a great feeling! I really feel that we got to experience and learn so much about ourselves as musicians and as people through out this process...and it's just great to be on the other side with everything done. I hope that listeners enjoy this record as much as we enjoyed putting it together!"

Pre-production took place at the band's home recording studio. Hadi Sarieddine, band co-founder, comments, "I like to come in to the studio with a game plan. I have to get to know the song before going in to record the final product so that I know what sort of sounds need to go on there, and just generally be able to pay attention to the very little details in my own personal space. I think the process worked out great!"

The album's tracklisting is as follows:

1. Clairvoyant Transmission
2. Purgatory
3. The Tyrant
4. Haunting Shores
5. The Quantum Paradox

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White Wizzard Posts Behind The Scenes Footage

Heavy Metal act White Wizzard has posted a new behind the scenes clip from its recent time in the recording studio. White Wizzard are shown recording a new single, titled "Shooting Star," and a cover of Dio's "We Rock" as well as introducing the band's newest members vocalist Peter Ellis and guitarist Lewis Stephens. You can view the video below:

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Oceano Posts New Music Video Online

Chicago deathcore act Oceano has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "Weaponized" which appears on the act's forthcoming studio album "Contagion." "Contagion" is set for release on November 9, 2010 through Earache Records. You can view the video below:

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Hellyeah Announces Dates For U.S Tour

American hard rock act Hellyeah has announced a new batch of tour dates set to take place across the United States throughout the month of December. Hellyeah are on tour in support of its sophomore "Stampede." You can view the full list to dates, cities and venues below:

Dec. 03 - Seattle, WA - Showbox Sodo
Dec. 04 - Portland, OR - Roseland
Dec. 07 - Salt Lake City, UT - In the Venue
Dec. 08 - Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep
Dec. 09 - Wichita, KS - Cotillion
Dec. 11 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
Dec. 12 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues (w/ FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, THE DAMNED THINGS)
Dec. 14 - Grand Rapids, MI - Orbit Room
Dec. 15 - Flint, MI - Machine Shop
Dec. 17 - Ft. Wayne, IN - Pierre's
Dec. 18 - Kansas City, MO - Midland Theater
Dec. 19 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom

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Septicflesh Finishes New Album

Greek act Septicflesh has just finished recording the successor to 2008's "Communion." After a long period of work in Athens, Prague, and Sweden, the band's latest album has been finished with the help of the Filmharmonic Orchestra of Prague and producer Peter Tägtgren. Season of Mist commented on the new album:

"130 musicians were involved in the recording process. Besides the traditional classic orchestra instruments, this time Septicflesh incorporated harpsichord, some bizarre ethnic instruments and a boy soprano to their sound, pursuing a more 'horror soundtrack' approach. Of course, the guitars will still shred you to death!

"The release of the forthcoming 10-song album is expected for the first quarter of 2011. In the meantime, a brand new song will be available worldwide as an exclusive digital download single from this December 17th on."

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Dukatalon To Release Debut Album Through Relapse

Israel’s Dukatalon will see the worldwide release of its debut full-length "Saved By Fear" this December 14th via Relapse Mailorder. "Saved By Fear," the follow-up to the band’s 2007 self-released, self-titled EP, has previously only been released in Israel by Sleeping Village Records.

MetalSucks.net has posted a new Dukatalon track entitled “ZX” at this location. Additional tracks taken from the album, including “Vagabond," "Run," "Pai’s," and “Gate of Mind” can be heard via the band’s MySpace page here.

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Chthonic Announces U.K. Shows

Chthonic has issued the following update about a string of upcoming U.K. tour dates:

"Chthonic U.K. tour! Spread the messages out! Upcoming tour in the U.K. is from November 23rd - 27th, let's spread the news to all your friends! Download the poster and post it on your page! Thank you and we will see you guys soon!"

The currently announced dates are as follows:

11/23 Academy 2 Manchester
11/24 The Garage Glasgow, Scotland, UNITED KINGDOM
11/25 2010 Wulfrun Hall Wolverhampton, UNITED KINGDOM
11/26 2010 The Cockpit Room 3 Leeds, UNITED KINGDOM
11/27 2010 HMV Forum London, UK, UNITED KINGDOM

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Nikki Sixx Interviews Kerry King and Dave Mustaine

A new audio interview has been posted online between Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx on the Sixx Sense radio show with Megadeth's Dave Mustaine and Slayer's Kerry King. Mustaine and King discuss some behind the scenes details of the Big Four DVD. You can hear the audio interview below:

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Manegarm Announces Neck Breakers Ball Tour

Manegarm has issued the following announcement about performing on the Neck Breakers Ball tour 2011:

"The Swedish dragon ship Manegarm sets sail for Europe once again since the band will join the Neck Breakers Ball Tour 2011. 24 European cities will burn when we conquer Europe between 14/1 – 6/2 2011 together with other great metal acts such as Kataklysm, Legion of the damned, Equilibrium and Milking the goatmachine. Come and join us in the metal battle of the year!"

The currently announced dates are as follows:

14.01.2011 DE - Geiselwind, Music Hall
15.01.2011 DE - Leipzig, Hellraiser
16.01.2011 DE - Berlin, K17
17.01.2011 DK - Aarhus, Voxhall
18.01.2011 DE - Hamburg, Markthalle
19.01.2011 DE - Hannover, Musikzentrum
20.01.2011 DE - Lingen, Alter Schlachthof
21.01.2011 DE - Bochum, Matrix
22.01.2011 DE - Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
23.01.2011 NL - Haarlem, Patronaat
24.01.2011 UK - London, O2 Islington Academy
25.01.2011 FR - Paris, Trabendo
26.01.2011 CH - Pratteln, Z7
27.01.2011 AT - Innsbruck, Hafen
28.01.2011 AT - Wien, Gasometer
29.01.2011 AT - Linz, Posthof
30.01.2011 SK - Bratislava, Majestic Music Club
31.01.2011 AT - Graz, Ppc
01.02.2011 DE - Frankfurt, Batschkapp
02.02.2011 DE - Bad Arolsen, Outback
03.02.2011 DE - Saarbrücken, Garage
04.02.2011 DE - Munich, Backstage
05.02.2011 BE - Antwerpen, Hof Ter Loo
06.02.2011 NL - Tilburg, 013

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Sacrifice Comments On Split With Propagandhi

Exclaim.ca has issued the following announcement about Canada's Sacrifice releasing an upcoming split with Propagandhi:

"Some more details have surfaced regarding the much-ballyhooed Propagandhi and Sacrifice split seven-inch. As we reported back in August, the record will contain Propagandhi's cover of Corrosion of Conformity's hardcore/metal crossover classic "Technocracy" and Sacrifice's take on "Anthem," Rush's classic piece of Canadian prog rock. Word has dropped that this little slice of punk/metal heaven now has a release date and the suitably awesome cover art has been unveiled.

"The record, which is limited to 1,000 copies, is due out December 10 through Winnipeg's War on Music Records. The label will be taking pre-orders on their website in a couple of weeks. For the time being, you can email them directly at waronmusicrecords@gmail.com to place a pre-order. The cover art, as seen here, pays awesome homage to iconic Rush and Corrosion of Conformity album covers, and was hand-drawn by Propagandhi bassist/vocalist Todd Kowalski."

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Porcupine Tree Frontman Talks Downloading

British progressive rock veterans Porcupine Tree has posted a new video interview online. The video interview features Steven Wilson discussing illegal downloading and its impact on the music industry. Porcupine Tree's latest album, "The Incident," was released in September of 2009 through Roadrunner Records. You can view the interview below:

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Bloody Sign Providing Track For Mortem Tribute

French act Bloody Sign has issued the following update about contributing a track to a Mortem tribute album:

"Peruvian label Heavier Records will soon release a tribute album dedicated to the absolute cult death metal entity Mortem. Bloody Sign is covering the song Death Rules Supreme, among other bands like Headhunter D.C, Karnarium, Kratornas, Mantak, Evildamn, Psicorragia... The tribute album should be released in end of November.

"The covered song has been recorded and mixed at Le Bon Home Studio by Sebastien Eidenschenck during December 2008 and mastered by Patrick Engel at Temple Of Disharmony studio in June 2010."

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Neun Welten Song To Appear On Compilation

Germany's Neun Welten has issued the following announcement about contributing a song to a new compilation album:

"Another new song of Neun Welten 'Aus alter Feder' (out of an old quill) is going to be released on the 'Maere Compilation.' This beautiful compilation is all about fairy tales, on which all different musicians transferred that idea to their songs. It comes in a handmade wooden box and will be limited to 500 copies. For further information and orders please see this location."

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Hardcore Superstar Posts Second Album Trailer

Swedish hard rock act Hardcore Superstar has posted a second trailer online to promote its forthcoming studio album. The new album, titled "Split Your Lip," is set for release on November 26th, 2010 and is to be issued through Nuclear Blast Records. You can view the trailer below:

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Dandelium Splits With Vocalist And Drummer

Spain's Dandelium has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with the band's vocalist and drummer:

"We regret to announce the progress of Dandelium with Bella and Christopher. It was a very difficult decision, but we decided to part ways to begin a new stage in Dandelium. The group will not disappear under any circumstances. We are now looking for musicians to fill vacancies and keep working on our first album.

"From here we (Erik, Dann and Adrian) want to convey all our love and support that you gave us. I promise to return with new components as soon as possible and be able to see you at future concerts."

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Logic Of Denial Recruits New Bassist

Logic of Denial has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new bassist:

"We just want to present you our new amazing bass molester, who is ready to masturbate his strings for you: Welcome Marcello, who has been playing with us since September 2010, and good luck to his predecessor, our friend Ventu, and to his personal projects!"

You can also check out the band's music via the Logic of Denial MySpace page.

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Cradle Of Filth Performs On MTV

Extreme goth metal act Cradle Of Filth has posted footage online of its recent performance on MTV Germany. The band performed the song "Forgive Me Father (I Have Sinned)" which appears on the bands forthcoming studio album "Darkly, Darkly Venus Aversa." You can view the video below:

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Living Sacrifice To Re-Issue Latest Album

Living Sacrifice has announced details behind the iTunes exclusive deluxe edition of their latest album "The Infinite Order" which is set for a November 30th release through Solid State Records. The new version of the album will include the original track listing along with three bonus tracks.

Here is "The Infinite Order" iTunes re-issue tracklisting:

1. Overkill Exposure
2. Rules of Engagement
3. Nietzsche's Madness
4. Unfit to Live
5. The Training
6. Organized Lie
7. The Reckoning
8. Love Forgives
9. They Were One
10. God Is My Home
11. Apostasy
12. Glasshouses (previously unreleased)
13. Flatline (live)
14. Symbiotic (live)

A bonus "DVD" will also be included that features live footage:
1. Bloodwork
2. Imminent War
3. Local Vengeance Killing
4. Flatline
5. Rules of Engagement
6. In Christ
7. Reborn Empowered
8. Reject

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Underoath Posts Behind The Scenes Footage Online

Christian progressive metalcore act Underoath has posted behind the scenes footage from the making of its "In Division" music video. The song is 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."

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Amaranthe Posts Sixth Video Blog Online

Amaranthe has posted a fifth video clip online from the band's time recording its debut album at Hansen Studios in Denmark. The footage can be viewed below:

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Varg Posts Studio Clip Online, Reveals Album Title

German viking metal act Varg has posted a short preview clip from its recent time spent in the recording studio. The band are preparing to release its new studio album, titled "Wolfskult," on February 25, 2011 through NoiseArt Records. You can view the studio trailer below:

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Fen Reveals New Album, "Epoch," Details

English post black metal band FEN will make its second album, "Epoch," available in January 2011 through code666 records. The cover artwork for the album was created by the band and can be viewed at this location.

The "Epoch" tracklisting is as follows:

1. Epoch
2. Ghosts of the Flood
3. Of Wilderness and Ruin
4. The Gibbet Elms
5. Carrier of Echoes
6. Half-Light Eternal
7. A Waning Solace
8. Ashbringer

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The Scourger Announces New Guitarist

The Scourger has announced the addition of guitarist Tero Kemppainen. The band welcomes him with the following message:

"Look out thrashers! Tero Kemppainen has joined the band on guitar. Tero is previously known from the bands Sacred Crucifix and Skirmish. He hails from Northern Finland and will add a ferocious lead guitar attack to the band together with guitarist Jani Hentilä. Welcome aboard!"

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Watain Comments On Upcoming US Tour Dates

WATAIN will begin their US tour, starting in Pittsburgh, on Saturday, November 6, and sweep through 24 cities before drawing to a close on December 4 in Toronto. Support will come from Goatwhore and Black Anvil. Confirmed dates below.

This will mark WATAIN's first time touring North America as a five-piece. Commented vocalist E, "Getting the whole band into the U.S. has always been a somewhat problematic issue, due to criminal records and related nonsense. This time we've at least managed to get five people in, although we had to find a temporary replacement for our brother Set, who is still denied entrance into the 'Land of the Free.' Instead we've invited SL from The Devil's Blood to handle the second guitar on this tour. The past month in Europe has nourished the fires of our Temple indeed, and it is with increased power and victory in our hearts that we leave the European shores in flames and set our sails towards the west. Beware..."

Added Set on being denied Stateside entry, "It is with great disappointment -- but with little surprise -- that I am once again denied entry into the States. That's one of the small prices to pay being a sworn enemy of their world. It feels wrong to not be able to join this tour, even more so after just returning from the most intense five weeks of our Reaping Death tour with Destroyer 666. On the other hand, I honestly couldn't ask for a better replacement in this (or any other) situation than SL, whose talent and vision within the sinister musical Craft is undeniable. America, I'll see you soon enough...FTW!" More...

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Suicidal Tendencies Posts Tour Video Report

Cross over thrash kings SUICIDAL TENDENCIES are currently making their way through the U.S. on their long-anticipated Join The Army/ Deja Vu Tour 2010. Check out the recently issued video update from the band below:

Remaining SUICIDAL TENDENCIES tour dates are as follows:

11/02/2010 Pops – St. Louis, MO
11/04/2010 Meridioen – Houston, TX
11/06/2010 Palladium Showroom – Dallas, TX
11/07/2010 Fun Fun Fun Fest – Austin, TX
11/09/2010 State Theatre – Tampa, FL
11/10/2010 Firestone – Orlando, FL
11/12/2010 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
11/13/2010 Palladium – Worcester, MA
11/14/2010 Terminal 5 - New York, NY
11/15/2010 Altar Bar - Pittsburgh, PA
11/17/2010 Metro – Chicago, IL
11/18/2010 Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
11/20/2010 Summit – Denver, CO
11/21/2010 Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM

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Forbidden Comments On Upcoming Tour

Reactivated San Francisco Bay Area thrashers Forbidden are set to embark on their first tour in 15 years, this time as direct support to Overkill. Immediately proceeding the trek the band will continue on their own headlining tour with Evile, Gamma Bomb, and Bonded By Blood.

"It's been 15 years since Forbidden has actually toured in North America," commented Craig Locicero. "That blows my fucking mind to say it! The funny thing is that even when we did tour here, we never properly did it. It was always a very short cycle with little or no support from the labels. Well, times have changed and so has Forbidden's situation. With Nuclear Blast having our backs and properly promoting and supporting Omega Wave, I feel a sense of hope for this band that we have never felt before. Strange feeling, really. But we will take it.

"Our goal is to get better every night and eventually become the live band that we never got to be. That takes dedication and a lot of hard work. We're digging in committing to just that. We hope our fans will appreciate us as much as we appreciate them. See you all on the road soon!"

The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Division Speed Announces Italian Shows

Germany's Division Speed has announced the "Snowstorm Over Italy" mini-tour, which consists of three upcoming Italian shows this weekend. The complete list of upcoming Division Speed tour dates are as follows:

11/5 2010 TACU TACU pub MESTRINO (PD), Padova, ITALY
11/6 2010 Blue Rose Saloon Bresso, Milano, ITALY
11/13 2010 Café Paradox Ingolstadt, Bayern, GERMANY
11/27 2010 Orgasmatron Leipzig, Connewitz
7/22 2011 Hell's Pleasure Metalfest Pößneck, Thüringen, GERMANY

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Dark Funeral Seeking Fan Photos

Dark Funeral has issued the following statement about seeking fan photos from the band's performance at the Summer Breeze festival:

"Ave everyone! We need your help! We are looking for high quality photos (300dpi or higher) from our performance at SummerBreeze Festival, Germany on Aug 21, 2010 and/or from our show at Klubben, Stockholm, Sweden on April 19, 2010.

"If you do have some great picture from any of these 2 shows, please get in touch and/or send them directly to us at photos@darkfuneral.se. Everyone who submit photos from any of these 2 shows, and which we end up using with be credited of course. Thanks in for your support."

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Behemoth Posts New DVD Teaser Trailer

Behemoth has posted a third teaser online for the upcoming "Evangelia Heretika" DVD, which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the trailer:

"Here's the third and final teaser from the upcoming DVD 'Evangelia Heretika.' The brand new DVD from Behemoth, can be viewed below. It will include 3 Discs Featuring 2 full shows (live in Paris 2008 and Live in Warsaw 2009), every Behemoth music video ever made, Evangelion tour documentary featuring band interviews plus tons of backstage footage; a total of over 5 hours of material plus a bonus Live in Warsaw Audio CD. DVD is coming out this Friday, November 5th on Nuclear Blast in Europe and Mystic in Poland, in US it’s coming out under Metal Blade banner on November 9th! Get your copy now! Enjoy!"

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Amorphis Adds New Helsinki Show

Finland's Amorphis has issued the following announcement about adding on a new Helsinki tour date:

"In response to great demand, a second date at Tavastia has been added: Wednesday, December 8. Tickets will soon be available from Tiketti. The Magic & Mayhem Tour will feature guest performances by former Amorphis members and unique versions of the songs from the band’s early days."

Amorphis is also set to release a new, as-yet-untitled full-length studio album in 2011.

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Demorian Streaming New Album Samples

Sweden's Demorian has issued the following announcement about streaming new sample tracks online from the band's album "Vikingpath:"

"Hails! Some news from October month, our second and new full length album 'Vikingpath' has finally been released on 20/10-2010. And it includes 14 tracks (mostly new recorded material) of variated musical themes and atmosphere, but is straight thru it all even much more experimental epic pagan black metal than before with some gothic touch in it and death metal parts.You who likes our music will not get disappointed here. Some samples from the album you can even hear in our player.

"And it is very limited so if you wanna be sure of having a copy, then you have to be faster than with our first album. Order your copy now for only 5 Euro + postage & shipping cost from Kvlt666 Productions (Malaysia). The album will soon also be available from us and Salute RECORDS too.

"The official tape release/version of 'For The Glory And Our Time' (not the same as the free one) is also now unleashed from Obscuration Productions (Malaysia). And comes with a full color cover art, true professional look and limited to only 40 copies. Order from: obscurationproductions@yahoo.com Soon available from us and Salute Records."

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Loch Vostok Checks In From The Road

Sweden's Loch Vostok is currently out on tour with symphonic metallers Therion. Loch Vostok has checked in with the following brief road report:

"A little tour update from us while we are waiting for load in at Frankfurt. It´s going really well so far and we feel really comfortable with the set now! Therion guys and girls and crew are really great, and the guys in Leprous are making sure we don't get scurvy with their super healthy smoothies! We'd like to thank you guys who screamed along with us so far: Tilburg, Groningen, London, Antwerp, Lille, Paris, you rule!"

Loch Vostok still has the following upcoming tour dates:

11/5 2010 Batschkapp Frankfurt, DE
11/5 2010 Masters Of Rock Café Zlin, CZ
11/7 2010 Boogallo Club Zagreb, CT
11/8 2010 Kino Siska Club Ljubljana, SI
11/10 2010 Alcatraz Milan, IT
11/10 2010 Le Transbordeur Lyon, France, FRANCE
11/13 2010 Razzmatazz 1 Barcelona, ES
11/13 2010 La Riviera Madrid, ES
11/14 2010 CC John Lennon Limoges, FR
11/15 2010 La Laitere Strasburg, FR
11/17 2010 Odeon Belgrade, RS
11/18 2010 Hr. Botev Sports Hall Sofia, BG
11/22 2010 Arenele Romane (Special Tent) Bucharest, ROMANIA
11/25 2010 Z7 Pratteln, CH
11/26 2010 Backstage Munich, DE
11/26 2010 DK Vitavska Prague, CZ
11/27 2010 Almassy Ter Budapest, HU
11/29 2010 Club Studio Krakow, PL
11/30 2010 Stodola Warsaw, PL

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Status Minor Posts "Metallia Perkele" Tour Video

Finland's Status Minor has posted a video clip online from the band's "Metallia Perkele" tour, which can be viewed below.

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Monster Magnet Guitarist Quits

Monster Magnet has announced that longtime guitarist Ed Mundell has decided to leave the band after eighteen years. A message from frontman Dave Wyndorff reads as follows:

"After 18 years Ed's left Monster Magnet for 'personal reasons.' What can I say? He told me this two months ago and I gave him some time for him to perhaps reconsider but no go. It's a bummer, yeah but we've been through this kind of thing before. Make no mistake, Magnet goes on. We start the Mastermind tour tonight in Cologne, Germany with Phil Caivano and Garrett Sweeny handling duel guitar chores.

"I'd like to thank Ed for the immense talent he's brought to the band over the years and wish him good luck in whatever he decides to do next.

"Good luck Ed, we'll miss you!"

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Stone Sour Posts New Music Video Online

Stone Sour, the band featuring Slipknot singer Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, has posted their new music video online for the song, "Digital (Did You Tell.)" You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's third studio album, "Audio Secrecy," which is available now through Roadrunner Records. More...

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Stream 2 Sides 2 Die's "Fatal Flaw" Album In Full

Update: The streaming period for this album has expired and the album is now available directly through the band

Metalunderground.com is proud to premiere the full album stream for Pennsylvania grunge/metal band 2 Sides 2 Die's latest album, "Fatal Flaw." After premiering a couple individual songs and making them available for download, you can now hear the full album in our player below, leading up to its live premiere at the band's CD release show on November 12th.

The "Fatal Flaw" CD release show will be held in Wayneboro, Pennsylvania's Rocket Guitars. Also on the bill are Dicky's Revenge and The Hammer Method. You can check out the show flier here.

Once again, the full tracklisting for "Fatal Flaw" is as follows:

1. Through my Veins
2. No Surprise Sunrise
3. Fatal Flaw
4. So Clear
5. Autumn's Ashes
6. Never Again
7. You're my Problem
8. Holy Grail
9. Solum's Silence
10. Preyed
11. So You Know
12. Moonlight

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Ouija Completes "Adversary" MCD

Spanish black metal band OUIJA has completed their latest effort, a 4-song mini CD entitled "Adversary," which was recorded at Moontower Studios by Javi Bastard and later mastered at famous Swedish Unisound Studios by Dan Swanö.

The track listing for "Adversary" is as follows:

1. Flagellate Me
2. Magma
3. The Blood Centurion
4. Yrasrevda

This new MCD, whose songs will remain exclusive, is planned for an immediate December 2010 release and will serve as an appetizer for the band's upcoming second full length album planned sometime in late 2011. You can listen to the new track "Magma" on the band's official MySpace page.

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