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Metal News for December 20, 2010

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41 news articles posted on this day.

Orpheus Reveals New Album Details

Melbourne’s ORPHEUS has recently released the tracklisting and album artwork of their forthcoming new album, "Bleed the Way." Here's the tracklisting:

1. Neath (the shadow of the monolith)
2. Winds Of Change (Feat. Ville Viljanen of Mors Principium Est)
3. Unscathed
4. Common Enemy
5. Sealed In Fate
6. Societies Of Steel
7. Face Of Vengeance
8. For All It’s Worth (Feat. Hanny Mohamed and Steve Janevski of Black Majesty)
9. A Thousand Times
10. Grin Of Madness

There's no official word on a release date as of yet. The album will be released in Australia via Just Say Rock records with an international distributor currently in the works.

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Apostasy Announces New Guitarist

Swedish extreme metal act Apostasy has posted the following statement online, announcing the addition of Peter Huss to the band's ranks as its new permanent guitarist:

"Peter Huss has done tons of session/live works and can play any type of music. He will be a great addition to APOSTASY on our upcoming songwriting/recording/live/drinking sessions.

"We're excited to have this amazing guitarist onboard. And the best thing beside his chops is that he's a really nice and easygoing dude with a great sense of humor and great passion for music.

"Peter also plays guitar in the legendary Swedish band SHINING. He has toured with SINERGY in 1999 as a session guitarist, replacing Alexi Laiho.

"Some of the bands/albums Peter has participated on lately are Swedish death metal band RUINED SOUL, Dutch/Belgian death metal band UNLOCKED, Norwegian metal band PANTHEON I, and he did all guitars on the ISSA 'Sign Of Angels' album with monster drummer Uli Kusch, among others."

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Pentagram Comments On Metal Blade Signing

Pentagram founding members Bobby Liebling and Victor Griffin have commented on its recent signing with Metal Blade Records.

Bobby Liebling said:

"I reflect on how Pentagram is coming into its 40th year and how it finally feels like we are entering into the major leagues. With Metal Blade now at our side, it feels like we made the World Series! I'll quote John Lennon from 'A Hard Day's Night' and ask the loyal rivetheads out there, 'Did we pass the audition?'"

Victor Griffin commented by saying:

"Neither Bobby nor myself ever imagined we'd play together again. It's an honor to be reunited and celebrate the 40th anniversary of Pentagram, and the 30th anniversary of our musical relationship with a new album on Metal Blade Records! As always, we did it our way…thanks for making us survivors!"

Pentagram will release its new album, "Last Rites," in the spring of 2011.

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Clutch Added To Motorhead Tour

American hard rock act Clutch has been added as a direct support act to the forthcoming Motorhead North American headline tour. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

Jan. 25 - Anaheim CA - House of Blues
Jan. 28 - Reno NV - Knitting Factory
Jan. 29 - Las Vegas NV - HOB
Jan. 31 - San Diego CA - HOB
Feb. 02 - San Francisco CA - Warfield
Feb. 04 - Seattle WA - Sodo
Feb. 05 - Portland OR - Roseland
Feb. 07 - Vancouver BC - Vogue
Feb. 09 - Edmonton AL - EEC
Feb. 10 - Calgary AL - Flames Central
Feb. 12 - Winnipeg MT - Burton
Feb. 15 - Minneapolis MN - 1st Ave
Feb. 16 - Milwaukee WI - Rave Ballroom
Feb. 17 - Kansas City MO - Midland Theatre
Feb. 19 - Chicago IL - Congress
Feb. 20 - St. Louis MO - Pops
Feb. 22 - Grand Rapids MI - Orbit
Feb. 23 - Detroit MI - Royal Oak
Feb. 25 - Kitchener ONT - Elements
Feb. 26 - Toronto ONT - Koolhouse
Feb. 28 - New York NY - Best Buy
Mar. 01 - Boston MA - House of Blues (Avalon)
Mar. 03 - Sayerville NJ - Starland Ballroom
Mar. 04 - Atlantic City NJ - House of Blues
Mar. 08 - Austin TX - Stubb's
Mar. 10 - Tempe AZ - Marquee Theatre
Mar. 11 - Los Angeles CA - Nokia Live

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Destruction Comments On New Song

German thrash act Destruction recently uploaded a new song off the band's upcoming album "Day Of Reckoning." The new track “The Price” can be heard here. "Day Of Reckoning" will be released on February 18th, 2011 in Europe and on March 8th, 2011 in North America.

Commented main man Schmier: "This song expresses the spirit of the Day Of Reckoning at it's best: faster, more raw, and tighter. One of my favourite tracks on the album because you can feel the fire and the joy of playing! The band feels the old school aggression again and this song is like a rocket; UN-FUCKIN-STOPPABLE!"

The "Day Of Reckoning" track listing is as follows:

01. The Price
02. Hate Is My Fuel
03. Armageddonizer
04. Devil’s Advocate
05. Day Of Reckoning
06. Sorcerer Of Black Magic
07. Misfit
08. The Demon Is God
09. Church Of Disgust
10. Destroyer Or Creator
11. Sheep Of The Regime

Bonus Track:
12. Stand Up And Shout (DIO cover song)

North American Bonus Track:
13. The Price (demo version)

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Lazarus A.D. Posts New Album Trailer

Midwest thrashers Lazarus A.D. have posted a new video trailer online to promote its forthcoming album, "Black Rivers Flow." The new album, "Black Rivers Flow," was recorded in July and August 2010 at Belle City Sound with Chris Djuricic and was mixed and mastered by James Murphy at Safehouse Production. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. American Dreams
2. The Ultimate Sacrifice
3. The Strong Prevail
4. Black Rivers Flow
5. Casting Forward
6. Light A City (Up In Smoke)
7. Through Your Eyes
8. Beneath the Waves of Hatred
9. Eternal Vengeance

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Glassjaw Announces American Headline Tour

Glassjaw has revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of the United States. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

02/13 Philadelphia PA – The Trocadero
02/14 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
02/15 Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall
02/16 Orlando, FL – Club Firestone
02/17 Atlanta, GA – The Loft
02/18 Memphis, TN – Hi-Tone
02/19 Dallas, TX – Trees
02/20 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
02/21 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
02/23 El Paso, TX – Club 101
02/24 Tempe, AZ – The Clubhouse
02/25 Los Angeles CA – El Rey Theatre
02/26 Pomona, CA – Glasshouse
02/27 San Francisco, CA – Regency
02/28 Reno, NV – The Knitting Factory
03/02 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
03/03 Omaha, NE – Sokol
03/04 Chicago, IL – Metro
03/05 Detroit, MI – The Majestic
03/06 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
03/25 Boston, MA – Paradise
03/26 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom

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Arch Enemy Posts New Studio Report Online

Swedish melodic death metal act Arch Enemy have posted new footage from the studio online. The band recently announced that it is in the process of recording a new full length album. A press release regarding the forthcoming full length can be read at this location. The studio report is available for viewing below:

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Milking The Goatmachine Presents Christmasgoats

German death-grind-rock hybrid Milking The Goatmachine has posted a special christmas message to all its fans and metalheads around the world, titled "Christmasgoats." You can view the video message below:

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Soilwork Posts Fourth Tour Trailer Online

Soilwork has checked in from the band's European tour with a fourth video tour diary, which can be viewed in the clip below:

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Alghazanth Reveals New Album Tracklisting

Finnish black metal act Alghazanth, featuring Swallow the Sun vocalist Mikko Kotamaki, has revealed the tracklisting to its forthcoming studio album "Vinum Intus." "Vinum Intus" is set for release on January 1, 2011 as a digipak CD and in February as a gatefold double LP, both through Woodcut Records.

Here is the "Vinum Intus" tracklisting:
1. A Living Grave
2. With A Thorn In Our Hearts
3. Only The Reflection Bleeds
4. Under The Arrow Star
5. Our Ascent Of The Tower
6. Wine Within
7. For Thirteen Moons
8. Triunity
9. The Way Of The Scales

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Slipknot To Support Iron Maiden

It has been confirmed that American metal act Slipknot will play direct support to British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden at the forthcoming Swiss edition of the Sonisphere festival. The Swiss edition of the Sonisphere festival is set to take place on June 24, 2011 in Basel, St. Jakob. Hard rock legend Alice Cooper is also set to perform.

The confirmed line-up now includes:

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Sonic Syndicate Confirms Festival Appearance

Swedish hard rock act Sonic Syndicate has announced that it will be taking part in the upcoming edition of the Summer Breeze festival. Summer Breeze 2011 is set to take place between August 18th, 19th and 20th, 2011 in Dinkelsbuhl, Germany.

The confirmed line-up now includes:

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Motorhead Announces North American Headline Tour

European heavy metal legends Motorhead have revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of North America. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

Jan. 25 - Anaheim CA - House of Blues
Jan. 28 - Reno NV - Knitting Factory
Jan. 29 - Las Vegas NV - HOB
Jan. 31 - San Diego CA - HOB
Feb. 02 - San Francisco CA - Warfield
Feb. 04 - Seattle WA - Sodo
Feb. 05 - Portland OR - Roseland
Feb. 07 - Vancouver BC - Vogue
Feb. 09 - Edmonton AL - EEC
Feb. 10 - Calgary AL - Flames Central
Feb. 12 - Winnipeg MT - Burton
Feb. 15 - Minneapolis MN - 1st Ave
Feb. 16 - Milwaukee WI - Rave Ballroom
Feb. 17 - Kansas City MO - Midland Theatre
Feb. 19 - Chicago IL - Congress
Feb. 20 - St. Louis MO - Pops
Feb. 22 - Grand Rapids MI - Orbit
Feb. 23 - Detroit MI - Royal Oak
Feb. 25 - Kitchener ONT - Elements
Feb. 26 - Toronto ONT - Koolhouse
Feb. 28 - New York NY - Best Buy
Mar. 01 - Boston MA - House of Blues (Avalon)
Mar. 03 - Sayerville NJ - Starland Ballroom
Mar. 04 - Atlantic City NJ - House of Blues
Mar. 08 - Austin TX - Stubb's
Mar. 10 - Tempe AZ - Marquee Theatre
Mar. 11 - Los Angeles CA - Nokia Live

Motorhead's new album, "The World Is Yours, will be released in North America on February 8, 2011.

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Arch Enemy Recording New Album

Swedish melodic death metal act Arch Enemy has begun recording a new studio album, which will be the successor to 2007’s "Rise Of The Tyrant." After releasing the "Tyrants Of The Rising Sun – Live In Japan" live DVD/CD (2008) and the re-recordings album, "The Root Of All Evil" (2009), the band will now record it's next studio album.

The yet-to-be-named album will be self-produced by Arch Enemy, and engineered/mixed by Rickard Bengtsson (whom produced 2005's Doomsday Machine). The band has recently entered Sweetspot Studio in the south of Sweden for the album’s recording process, and drummer Daniel Erlandsson, who just finished off tracking his parts, checked in with the following report:

"After an intense but inspiring stay in the studio, I've just completed recording the drum tracks for the upcoming Arch Enemy album! We're working once again with Rickard Bengtsson, who produced ‘Doomsday Machine’, and he quickly dialed in an absolutely pristine drumtone! I've also had the expertise of local drum guru Beppe Wackelin at hand, helping out with tuning and kindly letting me use some of his vintage drums. This time around I've used a Pearl Reference drum kit, while incorporating various snare drums on songs that demanded a slightly different feel.

"We had a very inspiring and creative time writing this album, I think this is definitely evident when listening to the new songs. There's tons of variation in the material, ranging all the way from very melodic to extremely heavy. As you can expect there's no shortage of killer riffs and intricate guitar work, the Amott Bros have come up with some very cool yet demanding ideas! This album has some of the fastest songs I've ever recorded, along with a bunch of heavy pounding mid tempo songs. As always, it's difficult to describe music in words - but rest assured - this album will be one heavy fucker!"

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Just For Fun

Christmas Metal 2010 Roundup

Another Christmas is just around the corner, which means jolly fat men in red suits scaring the bejeesus out of crying children and uncomfortable dinners with family members who don't actually like each other. Christmas isn't just caroling and spiked egg nog though, it's also another opportunity to rock out with some metal steeped in the holiday spirit. We already gave Christmas the metal treatment with a list of the top 10 most metal light shows, as well a new edition of the Rockstar Ramblings describing what aging rockers really want to get under the tree. Slipknot front man Corey Taylor also recently posted a Christmas music video here. To keep December heavy, we've also rounded up a list of the 2010 Christmas and Anti-Christmas rock and metal songs available online.

First off is the 2010 edition of the Misantrof AntiRecords "Holy Fucking AntiChristmas" compilation, which features 15 punk, instrumental, and metal tracks tearing the most commercial holiday of the year a new one. You can stream or download the songs here, and the track listing is as follows: More...

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Sirenia Streaming New Song

Sirenia is set to release the new album "The Enigma of Life" on January 21st, 2011. The band is now streaming a new song online from the upcoming release. The new track "The End of it All" can be heard through Sirenia's MySpace page.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. The End Of It All
2. Fallen Angel
3. All My Dreams
4. This Darkness
5. The Twilight In Your Eyes
6. Winter Land
7. A Seaside Serenade
8. Darkened Days To Come
9. Coming Down
10. This Lonely Lake
11. Fading Star
12. The Enigma Of Life
13. Oscura Realidad (bonus track)
14. The Enigma Of Life (acoustic version; bonus track)

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Detente Calling It A Day

California's Detente has issued the following announcement about officially disbanding:

"DÉTENTE will call it a day. Today the Cognitive Records reissue of Recognize No Authority sold out, with nearly 3000 copies sold we would call it successful given a few years ago DÉTENTE were more of a trivia question (despite selling 10’s of thousands of copies in the 80’s). DÉTENTE Decline has also done well with over 1000 sold in the first few months.

"The band has put much work into the reunion and believes that while it has been hard work, that it has been a positive experience: having the opportunity to see so many of our friends on our last EU tour was especially cool! The fact is like everyone else, the band has daily responsibilities and the logistics of keeping DÉTENTE moving is no longer possible.

"While it is conceivable that we could get together for a festival in the future we believe it is time to call it a day. Thanks to everyone who has helped along the way, we value your effort and friendships."

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Crimson Falls Issues Band Update

Crimson Falls has issued the following end-of-year update and announcement about signing to Rising Records:

"Hello everyone, time for a bigger news update on Crimson Falls; we’ve got lots of good news to share with you! First of all we’re very happy to announce that we’ve signed to Rising Records (UK) for a release of our last full cd ‘Fragments of Awareness’; scheduled for early March 2011!

"This means that this album will be easily available outside Belgium/Holland as well through Plastic Head Distribution ànd that the album will be supported by a nice promo campaign in the UK & Europe. We believe this cooperation can push us to a new level and we consider it an honour to share the labels roster with bands such as Trigger The Bloodshed, Bleed From Within, Sworn Amongst & of course our buddies in Moker. We hope to cross the channel in support of the UK-release for the first time in March or April 2011!

"This is also a good time to thank our previous label Genet Records for all the support they’ve given us these last years. We’ve got great memories of our appearance at Ieperfest 2009 and of our shows with our heroes in All Shall Perish, The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, Despised Icon & Origin. This is something we won’t forget and will appreciate throughout the rest of our band’s existence. Thank you Genet!

"Other good news (for the guitar playing dudes in the band) is that we also inked an endorsement deal with ESP Guitars, one of the leading brands for metal guitars! Once the orders are placed we expect our new babies to arrive halfway 2011. We’re honoured to connect our name to such a respected company and are siked to play on these pearls! Meanwhile we adapted to the new myspace profile as well. Check here for the new lay-out. Thanks to lifecult_illustrations@hotmail.com for setting it up for us and doing an awesome job. More...

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Unearthing The Metal Underground In Singapore #2

Each week in Unearthing the Metal Underground, we'll be putting a few quality underground bands in the spotlight in an attempt to get the word out about them. This week I am looking into the Singapore scene once again.

In our previous article, we talked about three bands, namely Draconis Infernum, Xanadoo and Meza Virs. For this article, we will talk a bit about three death metal bands from Singapore.


Formed in early 2006, Assault has been a regular performer in local gigs. After four years and finally having a stable lineup, they are finally about to release their debut EP, "The Exceptions of the Rebellions." Assault plays a brand of melodic death metal, citing influences ranging from Arch Enemy to old school death metal bands. Covers of Bloodbath songs are a staple on their live shows, often drawing curious onlookers and instantly converting them into fans of the band. Vocalist Clarence’s vocals range from deep growls all the way to high pitched screeches. Backed by a solid instrumental section, they are definitely one band to watch out for. Check out Assault’s MySpace page here. Their debut EP is expected to be released in mid-January, 2011. More...

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Flesh Parade Finishes New Album

Flesh Parade has issued the following update about finishing the band's new album "Dirty Sweet:"

"On December 10, 2010, Flesh Parade finally completed mastering on their long awaited full-length, 'Dirty Sweet.' Since announcing a return in 2004 & reforming in 2005 to begin work on Dirty Sweet, Flesh Parade has been through some rough times. Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in August of 2005 and separated the band for two years. Once everyone was finally settled it was decided they would continue on the album as originally planned. Flesh Parade's singer, Jason Pilgrim, however didn't feel the same way. This left guitarist, René Perez & drummer Todd Capiton scratching their heads on what to do. Move on or call it quits? Well a huge FUCK NO! was decided on calling it quits.

"In July of 2007, the two decided to find a practice room and begin working again. The very first night they auditioned vocalist Scott Leger, formerly of Shrum and D.I.E. Although they would go on to audition others, in the end Leger had the passion and knowledge for the music that made him the clear choice to replace Pilgrim.

"Flesh Parade continued to write and rehearse for the album, but got an offer to play MDF in 2008, so that became a huge focus. The band's first show since 2000. Bassist Julien Fried came on board and the band was whole once more. Throughout 2008 the band would continue to write and play one more show. Fried would leave the band and Tony Salisbury from the Nola grindcore band, Mule Skinner would replace him on bass. More...

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Mike Portnoy Blocked From Re-Joining Dream Theater

Former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy recently ended his time as touring drummer with Avenged Sevenfold. In a response to a post on his official forum, Mike Portnoy has issued the following confirmation that he attempted to rejoin Dream Theater but was rebuffed by the band:

"Just for the record, this is indeed true.. Fairly recently, I reached out to the guys to try and make amends and offered to reconcile for the sake of having peace back in our lives...(plus I know how much it meant to alot of the fans...)

"I figured it was still possible to try and save us because they hadn't made any announcements yet or begun any public activity with another drummer...but sadly, they declined my offer (well, actually their lawyer did...they didn't even tell me themselves....)

"Sorry gang, I honestly gave it my all... So now the fans on my twitter and facebook can please stop asking me to go back to DT...I tried, and the door is now shut...the ball is now in their court, not mine...

"PS - I'm not crying or looking for mercy by posting this...I am merely trying to set the record straight as that is always the most important thing about my relationship with you guys...no BS, no spins, nothing to hide...and for better or for worse, I tell it like it is...

"I've also recently seen some people accuse my online activity of 'looking for attention or media coverage' or 'looking for sympathy,' but it's honestly none of the above...I merely value having an open and active communication with my fans...always have, always will...it is the cornerstone of everything I've done since day #1 with DT....

"This was posted here FOR YOU GUYS to know about...here on MY message board on MY website....if it ends up on Blabbermouth or wherever else, that is THEIR choice to spread, I did not request it or send out a 'press release'.... Anyways, onward and upward..."

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Sasha Grey Discusses Metal Music

Pornographic actress Sasha Grey, who was also cast for a season of the TV show Entourage and starred in the movie "The Girlfriend Experience," recently spoke with ArtistDirect.com about music. An excerpt from the interview follows.

Which artists really shaped you?

Sasha: There are people who heavily influenced me that you would never hear in aTelecine's music like Jimi Hendrix. That's been my number one obsession since I was a kid. Then there are artists like Black Flag and Ice Cube. They know what they want and they're not afraid to go out and get it. It's more about the ideology and fearlessness that has inspired me and our band members rather than sound. I feel like a lot of that influence comes through in the attitude and power of what we're doing. When you go to listen to our album, it's not necessarily loud. We're not screaming—at least not yet. We haven't really shaped our sound necessarily either. As far as our sound goes, I'd have to say people like Throbbing Gristle, Squarepusher, LUSTMORD, Kraftwerk, and Aphex Twin. Acts such as those are always playing with music and the very idea of music. They challenge the status quo to the point where people might say, "This isn't music?" However, what is music? It's like Coil said, "When you think of music, you think of Coil." They challenge us to never stay in one place, and I like that.

Is there some early Ministry in there too? Perhaps "Every Day Is Halloween" era Al Jourgensen?

Sasha: For sure! [Laughs] That's one I definitely left out. Their first two albums are the best. You know a lot of people don't like the early stuff, but I actually like it.

What heavy metal are you into?

Sasha: Oh God....Slayer, Judas Priest, Agalloch, Black Sabbath…I listen to a lot of black metal too. I just copped a Burzum album on vinyl a month ago on vinyl. I still haven't listened to it though. I came out of a record store in San Francisco with two huge boxes of vinyl [Laughs]. Some were used and some were new. I haven't even gone through it all yet. I don't remember half the shit I bought. I had to separate it from my vinyl that's actually in order and put it at the bottom so I know I'll listen to it at least once before I start filing it away.

Read the full article at ArtistDirect.

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Candlemass Performs With Original Vocalist

Candlemass recently performed the "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus" album with original vocalist Johan Längqvist in Stockholm, Swedem. Footage from the special show can be found in the video clips below.


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Rabbits Streaming New Song

Rabbits, which recently signed to Relapse Records, has posted the first preview track, "Burn, Sun, Burn," from the band's Relapse debut "Lower Forms." The song can be heard through the official Rabbits Facebook page.

The upcoming "Lower Forms" album is currently set for a February 15th North American release date (February 28th internationally) through Relapse Records. Rabbits recorded the new album at Type Foundry in Portland, OR with Jeremy Romagna and Lauren Newman. You can also find out more details on Rabbits through the band's MySpace profile.

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Tetrafusion Posts "Monologue" Video

Tetrafusion has posted a music video online for the song "Monologue," which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the clip:

"Hey everyone, we’re extremely excited to announce the release of our first-ever music video, recorded and produced by Shreveport’s Fairfield Studios and Chris Lyon from Perennial Media. This thing turned out amazing, and we absolutely want to share it with all of you. Regardless if you love, like, or hate our music, you should at least watch it to appreciate the great directing and cinematic plot which really brought the lyrics/story to life.

"The video was filmed to our song 'Monologue' from our newest album 'Altered State.' Check it out below and DO NOT forget to watch it in High-Def. We strongly encourage you to share this with absolutely everyone you know, so post it as your status, post it on your Twitter, email it to friends, and help us get the video out there. Enjoy watching!"

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Black September Announces New Live Shows

Chicago, Illinois based death metal act Black September has announced its first live shows for the upcoming year. The details of the band's new Wisconsin live shows are as follows:

1/14 Subvert City, Madison, WI
1/15 BFG House Appleton, WI

The promotional poster for the "Forbidden Gates of Wisconsin" mini-tour can be found here. Additional details on more 2011 tour dates the band's upcoming activity for the new year will be announced as they are made available. Black September also recently posted its entire new album "The Forbidden Gates Beyond" online for streaming.

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Misantrof Releases New Anti-Christmas Compilation

After the release of the 2009 "Holy Fucking ANTIChristmas," Misantrof AntiRecords has returned with a new edition of the free anti-Christmas themed compilation. Founder Daniel Vrangsinn of Carpathian Forest commented on the new compilation:

"Misantrof ANTIRecords proudly presents the third edition of the annual HOLY FUCKING ANTIChristmas compilation. During this commercial shit time of the year you will at least find this one thing to make some sense of this ridiculous holidays - This year we worked extra hard to prepare one hell of a package for you! 15 bands - 55 minutes of free music. Check out the band web pages for more information. Enjoy!"

All 15 tracks can either be streamed or downloaded for free at this location. The track listing is as follows:

Electronic Chaos – We Eat So We Kill
A Waste of Talent - THIS SHALLOW WORLD
Ignotus – Existence Nihil
Paal Potet – Gjer Faen I Jul
The Small Penis Syndromes – Christmas Penis
Vrangsinn – Your Average Jesus
Ion Vader – Resist the NWO
Jesus Hitler One Man Gangbang Band – Jesus Der Nacht Der Welt
Glomb – Nachten
RH- – Lamb Song II
Phoebusnex – Stolen
Nierty – Ballistic Angel

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Behemoth Frontman Reportedly Undergoes Surgery

As was previously announced, Behemoth front man Adam "Nergal" Darski recently found a bone marrow transplant donor.

Although no official statement has been released from Behemoth, Gunshyassassin.com has now issued the following statement about Nergal undergoing surgery:

In what may be the first step in his full recovery, Behemoth frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski has undergone what I’m hoping will be a life-saving bone marrow transplant. The 33-year-old metaller is said to be doing well after the procedure.

For those who’ve been living under a rock the last year, Nergal was diagnosed with leukemia some months ago, and recently revealed that a genetic donor match had been found and that he would soon be getting that much-needed transplant.

According to reports, Nergal will spend the next four weeks in an isolation room at the hematology division of Uniwersyteckie Centrum Kliniczne (UCK) in Gdansk to avoid any infection while his immune system is compromised.

Read the full article at Gunshyassassin.

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Six Reasons To Kill Streaming New Song

Six Reasons to Kill, which recently signed to Massacre Records," is currently streaming a new song online from the band's upcoming album "Architects Of Perfection." The new track "Welcome to Forever" can be heard via this location.

Massacre Records also commented on the recording of the album: "The German metallers Six Reasons to Kill have their new album 'Architects of Perfection' in the coal cellar Studio (Power Wolf, Crematory, The Burning, etc.) completed, with guest appearances by producer Kristian 'coal' Bonifer (Century, Another Perfect Day) and Kurt Ebelhäuser (Blackmail, Scumbucket). A video clip for the new album will be available soon!"

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Infuneral Announces "Torn From The Abyss" Release

Swedish black metal act Infuneral has issued the following announcement about the release of the band's upcoming album "Torn From the Abyss:"

"Release date revealed! The new album is entitled 'Torn from the Abyss' and is set to be released on January 7th 2011! 'Torn from the Abyss' consists of 8 tracks. The album is available on CD and on DVD Box Limited Edition to 100 copies with a sticker and a card included."

A track from the upcoming album can be heard via the Blackcrowned Records MySpace page.

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Saxon Checks In With Band Update

Saxon has checked in with the following end-of-year update about working on a new album, seeking a new label, and meeting Lady GaGa:

"Just want to wish all our fans around the world a Happy Christmas and a great new year! Just an update on what's been happening on planet Saxon...we've been working hard on the new album, a big thank you to everyone at hard rock hell who came to the show. We were stuck in the snow a day before the show so I went out and bought a 4x4 truck from the local garage so we could get there (that's dedication for you !). Unfortunately 2 days later the clutch went...

"So I spent a cold lonely 3hrs on the A1 waiting for the AA man to turn up! Got passes to see Lady Gaga for my daughter but she couldn't go so I went with our agent, Steve. As we walked back stage we met the manager of heavy metal DJ Lady Starlight and a couple of members of the support act Semi-precious weapons and they invited us back to the dressing room for a drink. As we drained our glasses we said thanks and say hello to lady Gaga from us The show was great, we went off to the back stage bar for another drink. Suddenly Lady Starlight came in and said that lady Gaga would like to meet us, then we had a fantastic 50 mins with Miss Gaga who is a massive heavy rock fan and Saxon fan talking everything rock. She's a great lady and it was a great privilege to meet her. I think she's put a picture on her twitter. Just Google Biff and Gaga and it'll come up.

"Looking forward to the cruise and off back to Australia again in February and may have to do some recording over there on our days off ( no rest for the wicked ) and the new World tour starts in Greece.

"We're not on SPV anymore and we're talking to different record companies around the world. It's important we find the right one for the band. Keep the faith."

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Xandria Comments On New Vocalist

Xandria has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new vocalist:

"The new singer! Today we present the new Xandria singer to you: Her name is Manuela Kraller and on our official homepage at this location you can get more infos on her! Here is a video clip with greetings from Manuela!"

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Alghazanth Announces New Album Release

Finnish black metal band Alghazanth has announced it's new album "Vinum Intus" will be released on January 1st, 2011 via Woodcut Records. The band has also posted a promo video online for the new song "With a Thorn in Our Hearts," which can be viewed below.

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Saltatio Mortis Announces Upcoming Releases

Germany's Saltatio Mortis has issued the following announcement about releasing a new DVD and CD in 2011:

"Soon, the old year 2010 is saying goodbye and making way for the new year 2011, a year with two big releases! On 01 April 2011 our first DVD 'Wild and Free' will see the light of the world. More on the DVD you will learn over the next few weeks here on the homepage and via newsletter.

"On 02 September the new CD 'Storm of paradise' will be in the shops. As you can see, 2011 which is on the storm and we are looking forward to be release the DVD and the new songs to share with you."

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Bane Of Isildur Announces "Black Wings" Tour

Australia's Bane of Isildur has issued the following announcement about embarking on the "Black Wings" tour:

"Hail Warriors! With our debut album 'Black Wings' unleashed upon the world, we now set forth to bring the battle to the stage! We will be bringing fury and battle cries to 8 towns and cities across Australia and New Zealand through January and February 2011 on our Black Wings Tour, presented by Voltage Media and Metal Obsession. Hardened warriors from Melbourne, Order of Orias will join us for all of the battles on this tour, as well as the best local acts lending their axes and voices to the devastation. 'Black Wings' is available now through Aurora Australis, Metal Massacre, Prime Cuts, Red Eye, Utopia, Le Cabinet des Curiosities, iTunes and from the band."

The currently announced dates are as follows:

2/18 - BALD FACED STAG, SYDNEY (filming a live DVD)

A teaser trailer for the "Black Wings" album can also be viewed below. More...

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ThanatoSchizO Streaming New Song

ThanatoSchizO has issued the following announcement about streaming a new song online from the band's upcoming album "Origami:"

"ThanatoSchizO have just divulged the advanced song from Origami, their 5th album, which will come out on January 2011. The chosen track is (Un)bearable Certainty that was originally released in the 2008 record – Zoom Code - and now has the collaboration of Fadomorse's Hugo Correia. The theme can be downloaded at this location or listened to online streaming through the band’s renewed Myspace that will present a lot of new things, including photos of the new line-up.

"After ten years with a stable set of members, TSO is now reduced to a quartet. Patrícia, Guilhermino, Filipe and Paulo will be joined on stage by two session members, who will be revealed in due time. Concerning this, Guilhermino has said the following: 'In the middle of the recording process and after the guitars’ tracking, Eduardo approached us to announce that he had the need to leave the group to focus on his other artistic passion: the plastic arts. In that time, we had to ponder which was the path to follow and the natural solution was clear: Patrícia should be taking on the main vocals role from that moment on and I would take care of the backing vocals. The whole departure procedure was cordial and the friendship has remained intact. In Miguel’s case, he also recorded the album’s bass guitar but, due to professional reasons, he is abroad and that makes it impossible for him to be present in live performances, which could be dully noted both at Teatro de Vila Real and Ermal Festival in 2009. The rehearsals are going smoothly and I can guarantee to our fans that the session members’ choice was not taken lightly. After all, this band is an important part of our lives and we wouldn’t make a careless decision.'"

The "Origami" track listing is as follows: More...

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Sonic Syndicate Wishes Fans A Merry Christmas

Sonic Syndicate has issued the following statement wishing everyone a happy holiday season:

"Hello Everyone, we just wanted to drop by and wish EVERYONE a Merry Christmas / happy holiday. It's been an amazing year with you guys and we can't thank you guys enough for all the support, THANK YOU.

"Now we're gonna turn the night over to good ole Santa Claus and hope everyone has a kick ass time with their family and friends. See you in 2011."

Sonic Syndicate also has the following upcoming live show in Norway:

3/10 John Dee Oslo, NO

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Asator Announces New Drummer

German folk/black metal act Asator has issued the following brief update about recruiting a new member to handle drumming duties:

"Our band cast is complete again! Christian Heilmann (Ex-Ambassador) has joined Asator on the drums. Not to far from now, Asator will return to the stages. More information is to come soon!"

You can also hear sample Asator songs available for streaming online via the band's MySpace page.

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Dark Wings Syndrome To Support Ava Inferi

Portuguese prog-rock/metal band DARK WINGS SYNDROME will play a very special gig on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at Side B Bar in Benavente, Portugal where AVA INFERI (whose line-up includes Norwegian guitarist Rune Eriksen a.k.a. ex-MAYHEM guitarist/songwriter Blasphemer) will hold a CD-release party for its fourth album, "Onyx."

DARK WINGS SYNDROME is still promoting their debut album, "Arcane," which featured several guest appearances and was released this year via Ethereal Sound Works, an independent Portuguese Label. The band wants to release their next album internationally and is in search of a label to make that happen. Interested parties can contact DARK WINGS SYNDROME at francis.blake@avantegarde-mngt.com.

In related band news, DARK WINGS SYNDROME was nominated in several categories for the first Rock Alternativo de Guimarães Awards, which will be held on January 15th, 2011 at CAE São Mamede, Guimarães, Portugal. The ceremony is organized by Submarino Radio Show and more details will be revealed soon.

After the release of the "Spiritual Emotions" video in September, DARK WINGS SYNDROME will soon start shooting a new one for the song "It’s No Good," a DEPECHE MODE cover.

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Rob Zombie And More Added To Graspop 2011

The organisers of the Graspop Metal Meeting, the largest heavy metl festival in Belgium, has announced several more bands for next year's edition of the event. Among the newly confirmed acts are Rob Zombie, Whitesnake, Journey, Foreigner, Suicide Silence, Firewind, Ghost, All That Remains, Escape The Fate and FM.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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