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Metal News for December 2, 2009

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34 news articles posted on this day.

Sparzanza Announces 2010 Scandinavian Tour Dates

Swedish metal band Sparzanza has announced the following 2010 Scandinavian show dates:

01/29 - The Cave Rock Club - Sundbyberg, Sweden
01/30 - Kulturgaraget - Avesta, Sweden
03/13 - Lappland Tattoo Weekend - Torneå, Finland

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Burzum Changes New Album Title

In a recent update, Burzum mastermind Varg Vikernes announced that he will be changing the name of his forthcoming new album from "The White God" to "Belus." You can read his message below:

"When I used the name 'The White God' for my next album I had no idea it would stir up so much fear and irrational emotions. To me this is just a nickname of Baldur, whom the album is all about. No ambiguity intended. The truth is I announced the release of The White God at this early point to ease the pressure on the www.burzum.org host. He was getting tired of having to tell individuals contacting him that he didn't know when the next album would be due, what its name was going to be or anything else. With the article this problem was solved.

"With a title including the word 'white' it apparently isn't possible to slip under the radar of the racist Western media. To take away their excuse to spread their anti-Varg/anti-Burzum hate-propaganda when (and before) the album is released I have decided to change the album title. These self-loathing fools have no interest in the music anyway, and because of that I don't want their attention - and I won't get it if I use a title that doesn't give them an excuse to attack me. More...

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Troll Streaming New Song Online

Norwegian black metal band Troll are currently streaming a sample track online from their upcoming album "Neo-Satanic Supremacy." The song "Alt For Satan" can be heard at the band's official MySpace page. "Neo-Satanic Supremacy" will be released through Napalm Records on the following dates:

1/27 – Finland, Spain
1/29 – Germany, Austria Switzerland, Benelux, France, Italy, Sweden
2/1– Rest of Europe
2/9 – USA/Canada

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Oceano To Stream Audio Interview Online

Front man Adam Warren of deathcore act Oceano recently conducted an interview in London with Smoke Radio. The interview will be streaming tonight, December 2nd at 9PM UK time at this location.

Oceano is currently on tour with Winds of Plague, Stick To Your Guns, Sleeping Giant, and Circle of Contempt. The tour still has the following remaining dates:

12/02 - Montreal, QC @ Tulipe
12/03 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
12/04 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
12/05 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
12/06 - Vineland, NJ @ Hangar 84
12/07 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
12/08 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
12/09 - Jacksonville, FL @ Edge
12/10 - Pensacola, FL @ The Legion
12/11 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
12/12 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
12/13 - McAllen, TX @ Jagz
12/14 - Ft. Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theatre
12/15 - Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee
12/16 - Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
12/17 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Clubhouse
12/18 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Farm
12/19 - Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse

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Allannon Begins Recording New EP

Idaho's Allanon have issued the following statement about recording new material:

"Today is the day we've been waiting for this day to come for a very long time so this is what's up. For today we'll start to setup for our recording session around 3-4 pm. Right when we get home we're off to go record today will just be setting up the amps and doing scratch tracks for guitar and bass but mostly guitar today, so stay posted for more studio updates."

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Crystalic To Support Korpiklaani In Russia

Finland's Crystalic have announced they will be supporting folk metal act Korpiklaani in Russia on two upcoming tour dates. The details are as follows:

11.12.2009 - 1Rock, Moscow, Russia
12.12.2009 - Orlandina, St. Petersburg, Russia

Crystalic will also be playing at Karu-Rock, Piippokeskus, Lempäälä on December 5th.

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Bill Zebub's "Pagan Metal:A Documentary" Announced

Pagan/folk metal has been growing in popularity for years and has virtually overthrown black metal in Europe. These bands have tested the American shores playing to sold-out venues from coast to coast.

"Pagan Metal: A Documentary" is the first documentary of its kind and features in-depth examinations of some of the genre's most coveted bands including: Korpiklaani, Primordial, Finntroll, Ensiferum, Leaves' Eyes, Turisas and Tyr. Enjoy live performances, learn about the subculture, and gain insight into the music. The artists give cordial and informative interviews.

The documentary was created by Bill Zebub (Grimoire Of Exalted Deeds Magazine, Metal Retardation, Breaking Her Will et al) and will be released on December 8, 2009.

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Aosoth Streaming "Inner War" Song Online

Aosoth has issued the following announcement about streaming the track "Inner War" online at their MySpace page:

"So it is done. It's been one of my expectations for a decade now to re record this one specific track that had a demo recording condition on the previous release of Antaeus & as a symbol, since the rage within Antaeus is still there & will remain for now, we did get to expose a newer bleeding to this track & we are proud to share it around with those into Antaeus. Aosoth, my 'actual' band, has been performing this track since the first live ritual & we will go on, since for all of us, it has a special meaning considering that Antaeus is not a live performing band & that track is one symbol of audio violence to us, we are paying an homage to what is 'IT' for us.

"Give us your impression, hate it, crave for the original one more with all its mistake & the one take only opportunity with mixing screwing over anything I would have done myself AT LEAST NOW I am satisfied for something burnt down on cd live with Antaeus : it was perfect so is the aosoth version nowadays live just the audio recording was not as I wanted. Anyway enough with the bullshit those willing to give it a try can & to the rest, as usual : FUCK OFF"

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August Burns Red Streaming Christmas Songs

Christian metallers August Burns Red are currently streaming two Christmas songs online. The tracks "Carol of the Bells" and "O Come O Come Emmanuel" can be heard at the band's official MySpace page. August Burns Red also have the following upcoming tour dates: More...

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Bloodstream Parade Offering Free MP3

Bloodstream Parade has issued the following statement about offering a free MP3 from their latest album:

"Bloodstream Parade is in the gift giving mood this holiday season. Look up Bloodstream Parade's album 'The Apocalypse: In Retrospect' in MySpace Music. Listen to our songs on the album. Pick your favorite song. Send the band a MySpace message telling us your song choice and a valid e-mail address, and receive your chosen MP3 song as a gift from us!! Offer starts December 1st and is good through December 25th."

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Catholicon Issues Band Update

Catholicon has issued the following update about releasing a new album and DVD box set:

"Blasphyre here. OK, there is much to say. Sorry I have been away from the site for a very long time; but it's been crucial to get all of the work completed for our final release so that there could be something to really talk about. There's alot of news here so bear with me!

"As most people know, I amicably parted ways (business-wise) with label partner and Catholicon bassist Gilles de Rais. He still runs Negativity Records and has put out a lot of great things and has many great things yet to come. Teratism's 'Via Negativa' record is especially going to be a landmark release when that comes out. I've re-lauched UW Records (who released the first Catholicon album 11 years ago) as my own micro-label in order to get the new and final Catholicon record 'Of Ages Past' released in a manner and timetable that myself and the rest of the band would be pleased with. That work is finally complete and the first new release on UW Records is nearly done with the manufacturing process. The DVD-ROM shipped off to press this morning, and it was the final piece of the puzzle. I can safely now give an approx. shipping date of December 20-25'th as a firm release date. More...

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Destroyer 666 Cancels Show In Belgium

Destroyer 666 has issued the following announcement about their show in Belgium on December 11th being canceled:

"We don't know why, but the Belgium show has been can canceled. My hunch is it's due to incompetence. Our apologies to our Belgium fans. Its beyond our control. If anyone hears about this on those pissant forums people seem to populate that D666 is to blame, please let me know."

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Gorelord Pushes Back Album Release

Norway's Gorelord, who had previously announced their new album would be released in March 2009, has issued the following update about pushing back the release again:

"Hell(o) bastards! Been getting many emails from fans asking me when the fuck I will be releasing the new album..... the answer to that is.... I do not know boys and girls. Sorry. The life of yours truly these days consist of many things, but music just isn't one of them. I have my business to run. I'm building my first house with my girlfriend. I have been getting somewhat back into watching movies and relaxing whenever time permits me, and to be honest, music is the last thing on my mind. I don't even listen to music anymore unless it's in a film I watch.

"I will not sit down and force myself into recording when the inspiration is close to pulseless. I might wake up tomorrow with a ton of ideas in my head and a will to record, but as of right now, those ideas and that will is living in absence on a different planet. I know many of you are waiting for my new album, and it's been fucking ages since I started the motherfucker, but somewhere along the process something just died inside, and I felt the need to put my time into more important things... things I can execute with true passion... much like I did with music when I started years ago."I still wake up from time to time with a riff in my head. I grab my cellphone and press record and get that riff saved for the day when I finally sit down and turn it into an actual song. I probably have 3 records worth of riffs on my damn cell, but when 24 hours should have been 48 in order to get done what needs to be done, I choose to do what I feel is right for me right now! More...

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Lazarus A.D. To Support Kreator On Tour

Lazarus A.D. have announced they will be supporting Kreator on their upcoming North American tour in March. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

3/03 2010 Jaxx, West Springfield VA
3/04 2010 The Trocadero, Philadelphia PA
3/05 2010 The Palladium, Worcester MA
3/06 2010 Nokia Theater, New York, NY
3/07 2010 Club Soda, Montreal,Quebec
3/08 2010 Imperial de Quebec, Quebec City, Quebec
3/09 2010 Opera House, Toronto, Ontario
3/10 2010 Peabody's, Cleveland, OH
3/11 2010 Blondie's, Detroit, MI
3/12 2010 The Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL
3/13 2010 Rave, Milwaukee, WI
3/14 2010 Block Station 4, St Paul, MN
3/16 2010 Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO
3/18 2010 El Corazon, Seattle, WA
3/19 2010 Rickshaw Theater, Vancouver, British Columbia
3/20 2010 Hawthorne Theatre, Portland, OR
3/21 2010 Slim's, San Francisco, CA
3/23 2010 House of Blues, West Hollywood, CA
3/24 2010 House of Blues, San Diego, CA
3/25 2010 The Rock, Tucson, AZ
3/27 2010 Emo's Alternative Lounging, Austin, TX
3/28 2010 Meridian, Houston, TX
3/30 2010 The Club at Firestone, Orlando, FL
3/31 2010 The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA

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Persistense Announces New Tour Dates

Dutch metallers Persistense (not a spelling error but a contraction of ‘to persist’ and ‘intense’) released their latest album "In Blood and Heart" in September through Deity Down Records. The band has now announced the following two upcoming tour dates in support of the album:

12/4 2009 Rambler Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant
2/27 2010 De Bastille Schoonhoven

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Powerman 5000 Posts "Super Villain" Video

Powerman 5000 has posted a music video online for the song "Super Villain," which can be viewed below. "Super Villain" is off their latest album "Somewhere On The Other Side Of Nowhere." The album was released on October 6th through Mighty Loud!/Fontana Records. Powerman 5000 lead singer Spider also commented on working with the video's director Robert Hall:

"Working with him was great. A no brainer. He is a fan of Powerman 5000 and we also share the same interests in horror and sci-fi. When I walked into his FX shop (Almost Human) and saw some of the work he had done in the past, I knew the band was in good hands." More...

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Stream Of Passion Issues Tour Diary

Stream of Passion has posted the first tour diary from their "Beauty and the Beast" tour alongside Atrocity, Elis, and Sirenia. Excerpts from the report follow:

"November 13, 2009 - Stadthalle, Lichtenfels (DE) It's 2am and we've gathered in Tilburg with the whole band to leave for Stuttgart (our meeting point with the tour-bus and the rest of the bands) in a rented bus. We planned on sleeping before we left but out of excitement and drinks we totally forgot about it! So the bus gets there, we load our stuff and off we go!

"The ride is fun and we arrive at the Stuttgart airport a bit later than planned; not a problem, since the tour-bus hasn't arrived. We load out all our stuff and are standing outside the gate waiting... and waiting... and waiting some more... Turns out because of some technical problems the bus was late and scheduled to arrive at 12:30pm instead of the planned 10:00am. In the meantime the guys of Sirenia arrive and join us for the wait; I had no idea Ailyn the band's lead singer actually comes from Spain, just as she didn't know I'm from Mexico; while making conversation we figured out, and were immediately thrilled with the idea of being able to talk some Spanish! More...

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Stryper To Perform At NYC Christmas Tree Lighting

Christian rockers Stryper have issued the following announcement about performing at the New York annual Christmas tree lighting:

"Stryper is honored to have been selected to perform at the New York Stock Exchange 86th Annual Christmas tree lighting. An annual tradition, the New York Stock Exchange will hold its 86th Christmas tree lighting beneath the NYSE facade. The NYSE's tree lighting, a custom since 1923, is believed to be the city's oldest. Date: Thursday, December 10, 2009 Time: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Location: Beneath the NYSE facade (Broad Street between Wall Street & Exchange Place) Open to the public. Other acts include Twisted Sister and Collective Soul."

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Swallow The Sun Announces North American Tour

Swallow The Sun has announced they will be embarking on a U.S. tour alongside Finntroll, Moonsorrow, and Survivor's Zero. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

6.4 Jaxx, Springfield, VA, US
7.4 Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA, US
8.4 Gramercy Theater, New York, NY, US
9.4 Palladium, Worcester, MA, US
10.4 Club Soda, Montreal, QC, Canada
11.4 Imperial de Quebec, Quebec, QC, Canada
12.4 Opera House, Toronto, ON, Canada
13.4 Peabody's, Cleveland, OH, US
14.4 Blondie's, Detroit, MI, US
15.4 The Rave, Milwaukee, WI, US
16.4 Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL, US
17.4 Station 4, St. Paul, MN, US
19.4 Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO, US
21.4 El Corazon, Seattle, WA, US
22.4 Red Room, Vancouver, BC, Canada
23.4 Peters Room, Portland, OR, US
24.4 Thee Parkside, San Francisco, CA, US
25.4 House of Blues, West Hollywood, CA, US
26.4 U.B.'s Bar, Mesa, AZ, US
27.4 The Rock, Tucson, AZ, US
29.4 Emo's, Austin, TX, US
30.4 Meridian, Houston, TX, US
1.5 The Ridglea Theater, Fort Worth, TX, US

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Switch Off Safety Parts Ways With Drummer

Switch Off Safety has issued the following announcement about parting ways with their drummer:

"Brian's no longer in the fucken band!!!!? That's fuckin right. Brian is no longer with S.O.S. As we all know, the kid was unstable at best. We came to practice last week to find him naked in the basement closet with a loaded shotgun and a handful of mashed potatoes. Needless to say he was sent back to Warm Springs. It was a fun ride brother. Wish it could have been different."

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Vacant Coffin Posts "Leprosarioum Tombs" Video

Finnish metallers Vacant Coffin have posted a music video online for the song "Leprosarioum Tombs," which is off their debut album "Sewer Skullpture." The video clip can be viewed below.

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Soulgrind Finishes Recording New Album

Finland's Soulgrind has issued the following update about releasing a new full-length album:


"Our 9th album has been recorded. And it is now at the mastering. We shall release something on MySpace before the holidays. And a single shall be out in January. The final product, the album, shall be out in April 2010. Also video shall be out soon.."

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Tristania Issues New Album Update

Gothic metallers Tristania have issued the following announcement about recording a new album:

"Hello friends. We have been awfully quiet the last few months, I know, but we´ve not been lazy! I still can´t reveal any more details on when the new album is coming out, but I can tell you a little about where we stand right now!

"We have now written all the songs that are going to appear on the album. Me and Anders sat down this entire weekend and worked through every detail, turning every stone. There are still a few minor changes to be made, but all in all the songs are done. It´s going to be diverse and varied like before, and both me and Anders agree that it still sounds unmistakably like Tristania. I don´t feel like blowing up expectations too much, but there are a couple of tracks that are really going to treat the fans of large, powerful, melancholic metal.

"We have not started the studio sessions yet, but the preparations are going strong. We are going to record the album in a couple of different studios in Norway this time, and have our producer/mixer mix it in a studio of his choice. I have visited several studios in the Oslo area to check out their availability, and if I feel like it is the right place to record our songs. I must say that especially the studio that we intend to record the drums in really impressed me. They have hi-end real vintage gear, and an amazing room, that should really be able to catch the atmosphere and make it really heavy! More...

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Mongrel Parts Ways with Screaming Ferret Wreckords

Massachusetts based punk-rock-metal band MONGREL has recently parted ways with their label, Screaming Ferret Wreckords. The split from the label was amicable after it was decided that band and the label were looking to go in different directions. Mongrel is now a free agent and is currently exploring options for the release of their upcoming full length cd "This Means War", still slated for release in the spring of 2010. Mongrel guitarist Adam Savage had this to say about the split, "We have nothing bad to say about our relationship with the label and it was out of mutual respect for what each of us wanted to do that we decided to go our separate ways. We are very excited about the new possibilities this brings up and look forward to getting the next album out in the spring."

Mongrel's latest release is the 5 song "Revenge" EP which was released on Halloween 2009 on Screaming Ferret Wreckords / Immolation Records. Reviews of the new EP have been overwhelmingly positive and the EP itself is available on i-tunes, amazon, shockhound, and at bandcamp.com where it is available for "name your own price" downloads. Mongrel's first full length album "Fear, Lies, & Propaganda" was re-released in April 2008 by Screaming Ferret Wreckords / Locomotive Records.

Mongrel had a busy 2009, including a northeast US tour with punk legends FEAR, playing with KORN, and spending a good portion of the year in the studio working on the "Revenge" EP and upcoming album "This Means War." The band will wrap up the year with a couple of home area shows, December 9th at the Middle East (Downstairs) in Cambridge MA supporting Psychostick, and December 12th for an all ages matinee at Tammany Hall in Worcester, MA.

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Odd Zero Announces New York City Benefit Show

New York metal band Odd Zero are currently finishing up their third record and are going to release the yet "Untitled" CD in early 2010. Guitarist Mike Fujii is producing the new recording. The band is doing a joint benefit show with "Music Corps" in Brooklyn, NY at The Trash Bar on March 6th, 2010 to raise awareness and support for veterans causes with the help of the local Metal community in New York City. For more information goto their MySpace page.

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Earth Crisis Posts Live Videos Online

Syracuse NY hardcore band EARTH CRISIS have posted a couple live videos for their tracks “To Ashes” and “Wrath Of Sanity” which they performed at The Lost Horizon in Syracuse, NY earlier this year. They are available for viewing at the UVTV website.

"To The Death" was released on May 5 via Century Media Records (April 20 in Europe). The self-produced CD was recorded at Castle Recording Studios in Utica, New York and was mixed by Tue Madsen (HEAVEN SHALL BURN, DARK TRANQUILLITY, MOONSPELL, THE HAUNTED). Artwork for the effort was handled by Paul Romano (MASTODON, GODFLESH). The band has also partnered with PETA and plan to stay active within the animal liberation scene. More...

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TTEOTD Posts New Song Online

South Carolina's THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD have launched the lead track from their new album "Skepsis," entitled "The Manifest," on their newly redesigned Myspace page. The self-produced "Skepsis" hits the streets on February 2, 2010, and is the first TTEOTD release to feature new vocalist Danny Rodriguez, drummer Mike Ranne and guitarist Chris "Hank" Henckel. The album was recorded at Geller Cellar Studios in New York and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side (Hatebreed, Shadows Fall), and like previous TTEOTD releases, it features cover art by Paul Romano (Mastodon, Trivium).

Guitarist Justin Longshore commented on the new release: "Our new record 'Skepsis' finally captures the sound we've always envisioned. We really wanted to raise the bar with this one but also keep the consistency that Through The Eyes Of The Dead is known for. Overall, everyone has become better at their instruments and it really shows on the record. I have no doubt in my mind that new and old fans of the band will be pleased when they hear it!" More...

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Genitorturers Reveals New Album Details

GENITORTURERS will unleash their fourth studio full length album, "Blackheart Revolution," over Europe on January 18th. GENITORTURERS has revealed the tracklisting for "Blackheart Revolution," [cover art] which is as follows:

01. Revolution
02. Kabangin' All Night
03. Devil in a Bottle
04. Louder
05. Falling Stars
06. Take it
07. Confessions of a Blackheart
08. Cum Junkie
09. Vampire Lover
10. Tell me
11. 2 Faced Traitor

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Dillinger Escape Plan Names New Songs

DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN has named two tracks coming off their new album, "Option Paralysis." The song titles are "Farewell, Mona Lisa" and "Good Neighbor." THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN's New album is due out on March 22nd, 2010.

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Kataklysm Working On New Album

Canadian extreme metal outfit KATAKLYSM is in full writing mode at the moment for the follow up to the very successful “Prevail” album. Guitarist J-F Dagenais recently offered the following update regarding the bands progress writing the follow up to the bands 2008 release “Prevail,” released via Nuclear Blast Records:

"I’m really excited to be deep into the writing process for the new KATAKLYSM album! The band is more focused then ever. This album will be different then ‘Prevail’ but will still have the classic KATAKLYSM trademarks and hooks. You will see a much more intricate record then we’ve done in the past. It will contain some really fast and dynamic parts but we also aim for a very melodically driven record that will contain lots of technical parts that we haven’t explored much lately. No worries though, the bone crushing grooves are always a must with KATAKLYSM and will be present.

"I’ve also seen Maurizio's lyrics for this album so far and let me tell you that they hit really hard! I know it’s a very personal album to him as he is going through some tough times in his personal life, so I’m not worried about what he will bring to this record. Expect a very real, aggressive and determined KATAKLYSM album. We know we have set the bar high for ourselves but we are confident to deliver the goods once again!

"On the production end, I will handle the recording as usual but for the mix we have decided to enlist Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, SUICIDE SILENCE, WINDS OF PLAGUE, DARK TRANQUILITY) again from Denmark. We feel he captured the bands sound best on ‘In the Arms of Devastation’ and that we’re a winning team. We’re going to make sure you have the best sounding record to date!"

On Christmas day, KATAKLYSM will reveal the new album title for their upcoming release on their Facebook, Twitter and Myspace pages. The album is tentatively scheduled for release for late Summer/early Fall 2010.

Here are the latest Kataklysm tour dates planned:

3/18 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
3/19 - Vancouver, BC @ Ricksaw Theater
3/20 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
3/21 - San Fransisco, CA @ Slim's
3/23 - West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
3/24 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
3/25 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
3/27 - Austin, TX @ Emo's
3/28 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
3/30 - Orlando, FL @ The Club at Firestone
3/31 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

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Limp Bizkit Reveals New Album Title

Nu-metal veterans Limp Bizkit have announce that they will be naming their new album, "Gold Cobra." This will be the band's first full length album since 2003's, "Results May Vary" and their first album with guitarist Wes Borland since the 2000 smash hit "Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavoured Water." The album will be released through Interscope Records in the early part of next year.

Speaking on the album title, lead vocalist Fred Durst stated: "The name of the new Limp Bizkit album is Gold Cobra. We will slowly be revealing the meaning of the title over the next few weeks. Cobras are quite venomous. I wish it were a much longer, more ridiculous title, but Gold Cobra is as ridiculous as we're going to get right now."

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Blaze Bayley Band Attacked In Greece

In a recent update, former Iron Maiden and Wolfsbane vocalist Blaze Bayley has revealed that his solo band was recently harassed and attacked after performing a concert in Agrino, Greece. Two men reportedly hit a member of the band's entourage with their scooter before following them back to their van and throwing a brick through their window. An account from Bayley himself reads as follows:

"Agrinio was crazy - a really intimate packed-out gig with plenty of crazy fans and the odd crowd-surfer.

"After the fantastic gig we stopped on the way back to the hotel at a late-night pie shop. I was talking to support act Fury UK's manager when two drugged-up youths on a scooter drove towards him.

"I grabbed him out of the way so he wasn't hurt, just dazed. The scooter boys seemed to think it was our fault - but we'd been standing at the side of the road and they were coming at us at 30 miles an hour.

"It didn't stop there - they followed our van, and at traffic lights the weedy-looking one on the back managed to throw a large brick, shattering the side window and narrowly missing our manager. Lucky for us, no one was seriously hurt. The cowards ran away before we could clobber them. It was a horrible end to a great night.

"Now all the money from the gig goes towards replacing the van window. It hasn't put me off Greece - but I never thought pies would be so dangerous."

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The Binary Code Posts New Song Online

New Jersey progressive death metallers THE BINARY CODE are preparing to release their debut full-length album, "Suspension of Disbelief," this month and have teamed up with Lambgoat for an exclusive stream of the track “Mechanical Seas.” Check it out here.

The digital-only release will be available December 15, 2009 from Metalsucks.net. Preorders are being taken now at this location. The album will cost only $5.00, or $15.00 with one of four different t-shirt designs (Shipping is free within the U.S.) More...

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Naetu Gives Update On Drummer and Distro

Western Australia’s Naetu has issued an update on the band, lineup and a new distribution deal in New Zealand. Here are the important parts:

"Recently we signed a non-exclussive distribution deal with New Zealand heathens, Satanica Productions. We welcome them to our family, and hope this unity is a long and prosperous one! You can find information about their works at www.xatanica.synthasite.com.

"And finally, as some of you know, we have had problems maintaining drummers in the past. And hence, have been drummerless since early June this year after good friend, Trevor Owen parted ways once again. But recently we have been rehearsing with a new drummer, and prospects are looking good at this stage Fingers crossed this person will work out, and if so, an update will be made in the not too distant future to reveal the creatures identity!"

You can check out some of Naetu's music on their MySpace page.

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