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Metal News for December 28, 2009

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25 news articles posted on this day.

Reverend Announces New Vocalist

Texan metal band REVEREND has announced their new vocalist as Robb Steele. the band's current lineup is as follows:

Robb Steele - Vocals
Davey Lee - Lead Guitar
Nacho Vara - Rhythm Guitar
Michael Falletta - Back up vocals, Bass
Dave Galbert - Drums

For more information about the band check out their MySpace page.

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Crematory Reveals New Album Tracklisting

German gothic metal band Crematory has announced the tracklisting for their upcoming new album, "Infinity," which is as follows:

01. Infinity
02. Sense of time
03. Out of mind
04. Black Celebration
05. Never look back
06. Broken Halo
07. Where are you now
08. A Story about…
09. No one knows
10. Auf der Flucht

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Orden Ogan Posts Second Video Studio Update

German metal band Orden Ogan has posted a video studio update blog regarding the progres of their upcoming album, "Easton Hope," which will be release in 2010 through AFM Records. Watch the update below:

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Ataraxia Posts Live Video of New Lineup Online

New Jersey metal band Ataraxia has posted a live video of their performance at Dingbatz in Clifton, NJ on December 27th, 2009. The video features the band's first performance with their new lineup. Watch the video below:

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Forgotten Legacy Posts New Music Online

Pennsylvania progressive thrash metal band Forgotten Legacy has issued the following update regarding the progress of their new EP:

"The final mixing process has taken place and 2 songs are on our page for constructive feedback be it good, bad or indifferent."

"The entire album will not be released until March/April, but these two songs should give you an indication of what you'll get when all of the songs are released. "

Forgotten Legacy was in the studio November 6th to 8th and will be releasing their first 5-song EP in the coming months.

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Symphony X Issues Studio Update

New Jersey progressive metal band Symphony X has issued the following update:

"Just got off the phone with Michael Romeo; he wishes everyone a Happy New Year and reports that the writing of the new cd is progressing well. He says that the riffs are written and all the ideas are there, they're just trying different arrangement ideas right now. We talked about how we're back to the usual routine of trying to find new ways to say the same old 'the band is writing the cd', and he said 'It's hard to say. Every day is different, we're just doing our thing & trying to make the tunes cool. You put something together one day and then come back the next day & listen to it; sometimes it's cool, & sometimes it sucks & you have to change things around.' They're still hoping to be done with the cd by spring."

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Ihsahn Posts New Album E-Card

Candlelight Records has posted a new e-card online for Ihsahn's upcoming album "After." The e-card, which contains a compilation sample of several different tracks from the album, can be found at this location. "After" will be released in Europe on January 25th and in the U.S. on January 26th.

The track listing for "After" is as follows:

1. The Barren Lands
2. A Grave Inversed
3. After
4. Frozen Lakes on Mars
5. Undercurrent
6. Austere
7. Heavens Black Sea
8. On the Shores

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Marilyn Manson Settles Lawsuit With Stephen Bier

Yahoo News has issued the following report about shock rocker Marilyn Manson settling a lawsuit with former band member Stephen Bier:

A contentious lawsuit between Marilyn Manson and former bandmate Stephen Bier has been settled without the multimillion judgment the keyboardist initially sought, court records show. An agreement calls for attorneys representing former Bier to be paid $380,000. Manson's insurance company will pay $175,000 while the rest will be paid by Bier's former business managers, Manson's attorney Howard King said.

Bier sued the shock rocker for $20 million in 2007, claiming the singer kept money from him and spent it to furnish a lavish lifestyle buying Nazi memorabilia, an engagement ring and other exotic goods. Manson denied Bier's claims and said Bier didn't properly perform his duties as a band member.

Bier, who went by the stage name Madonna Wayne Gacy, was among the original members of Manson's band when it was known as Marilyn Manson and The Spooky Kids. The case had been scheduled to go to trial this month after frequent delays and months of fighting between the two sides over depositions, documents and scheduling.

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Kathaarsys Posts Performance Footage

Spanish black metal act Kathaarsys has posted footage online of their performance of the track "The Advent of Madness" at Metropolis in München on November 5th, 2009. The video clip can be viewed below. "The Advent of Madness" is from the band's latest album "Anonymous Ballad."

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Solstafir Announces Festival Appearances

Icelandic metallers Solstafir have announced they will be performing at two upcoming European festivals. The details are as follows:

4/30 2010 Ragnarök Festival Rieden/Kreuth
8/19 2010 Summer Breeze Open Air Dinkelsbuehl

Sample Solstafir tracks are available for streaming through the band's official MySpace page.

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An Interview with Unearth's Derek Kerswill

Edit: Because of the distortion in the (stairwell when this interview took place some words were not translated right) I do apologize to Derek Kerswill for some of the misinterpretations so everyone can flame me instead of him. Keep in mind that we were in a busy stairwell and their was "noise" that interfered with the audio recording.

When we all think of metalcore, we tend to cling on to the bands that made this genre mediocre at best. People forget that the metalcore lies on a broad spectrum and bands such as Bullet for My Valentine would never be allowed to tour with Converge, God Forbid, or the Dillinger Escape Plan. One of the big names of the metalcore scene is a band called Unearth. Unearth has been around since the early 2000’s but never really got the full recognition that they deserved. There are bands like: As I Lay dying, All that Remains, and Trivium, and there are bands like Unearth. One of the major factors that separate Unearth from the rest of the metalcore bands perhaps lies within the original, crisp breakdowns they write.

I sat down with drummer Derek Kerswill at the House of Blues. He forewarned me that he was rather loquacious, and the interview was nearly a half hour but a lot of information was acquired as I can describe Kerswill as a man with strong convictions about his drumming. More...

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Funeral In Heaven Posts New Video Online

Funeral In Heaven has posted a music video for their song "Udbhawaya" (The Malediction of Veracity) 2010. The song is off their upcoming EP, "Daiwaye Haaskam Saha Paralowa Sapatha," which is scheduled to be released earlier next year.

The footage and photos compiled on this video were entirely found on the World Wide Web and the video is not for commercial use, but for awareness purposes only.

"Footage of live atrocities are of the work of the terrorist organization, the LTTE, who are to blame for thousands of civilian casualties, mass murders, and who are the ones DIRECTLY responsible for fueling racial discrimination in Sri Lanka, creating an imaginary war against Sinhalese and Tamil people," states the band. "D.H.S.P.S. is a personal dedication to Commander Lalith Prasanna Edirisinghe, Nero and all of the 8 members of the D.S.Senanayake College Baseball team who lost their lives to a senseless suicide bomb attack by the Terrorist organization, L.T.T.E."

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Sorrowful Angels Parts Ways With Record Label

Greek Gothic metal band Sorrowful Angels have announced they are parting ways with their label Sleaszy Rider Records. No reason was given for the departure and no replacement label has been announced at this time. Samples of Sorrowful Angels music can be found at their MySpace page. The band also has the following upcoming tour dates:

1/17 2010 Chania
4/9 2010 Radio Arvyla (TV Show) on ANT 1 channel Thessaloniki / Greece & Worldwide
4/10 2010 supporting Katatonia at Principal club theater Thessaloniki
4/11 2010 supporting Katatonia at Gagarin 205 Athens
6/19 2010 supporting Moonspell, Rotting Christ Chalkidiki, Kastro

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Mistur Seeking New Vocalist

Norwegian metallers Mistur have issued the following update about seeking a replacement vocalist:

"Mistur is in search for a new vocalist. Odne has unfortunately been struggling with his voice and he's unsure about his future in Mistur. If there are any interested vocalists out there, who are up for the challenge and feel they can fill the empty spot, don't hesitate to contact us! There are gigs confirmed for 2010, among them Karmøygeddon in Haugesund, so we need a replacement as soon as possible."

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Suicidal Angels Confirmed For Wacken 2010

Greek thrash band Suicidal Angels has issued the following statement about performing at the Wacken Open Air Festival in 2010:

"Suicidal Angels confirmed for Wacken 2010. It's finally confirmed. We will appear on the greatest Metal festival of the world! Where all the bands from around the globe gather to unleash their music, we will be a part of it... Fuck yeah! It's half a year until then, but we are already grindind our teeth in anticipation. Thrash Off Motherfuckers!!!"

The festival will take place from August 5th to 7th, 2010. More information on the Wacken festival can be found here. Other confirmed bands include 1349, Amorphis, Arch Enemy, Caliban, Cannibal Corpse, Ghost Brigade, Ihsahn, and Slayer.

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Bloodhorse Gets A Signature Burger

BLOODHORSE got their own signature Burger at Kuma's Corner in Chicago. Chicago based rock and roll/metal eatery KUMA'S CORNER added a signature burger on their menu for January for the Boston / New York band, alongside other extreme music signature burgers from such bands as Mastodon, Black Sabbath, Pig Destroyer, Melvins and High on Fire.

The BLOODHORSE Burger's ingredient breakdown will be posted in the new year.

If you live in the Chicago area, head over to KUMA's CORNER and grab yourself a BLOODHORSE burger during the month of January.

Kuma's Corner
2900 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618-5804
(773) 604-8769

Mmm, Bloodhorse burger - sounds tasty.

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Hydrogen Calls It A Day

Swedish metal band Hydrogen has officially called it a day. No reason was given for the breakup, as the band only released a brief statement stating that "Hydrogen is no more. The band is history." Samples of Hydrogen's music can still be heard at their MySpace page.

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Kataklysm Reveals New Album Title

Canadian metallers Kataklysm have announced that their upcoming album will be titled "Heaven's Venom." The new album is currently set for an October, 2010 release. Kataklysm also have the following upcoming tour dates:

1/7 2010 Frankfurt
1/7 2010 Batschkapp Frankfurt
1/8 2010 Roxy Saarbrücken
1/9 2010 Atak Enschede
1/10 2010 Biebob Vosselaar
1/12 2010 Nouveau Casino Paris
1/13 2010 Live Music Hall Cologne
1/14 2010 Backstage Munich
1/15 2010 Arena Vienna
1/16 2010 Posthof Linz
1/17 2010 MOR Cafe Zlin
1/18 2010 Seifenfabrik Graz
1/19 2010 Estragon Bologna
1/20 2010 Matrix Bochum
1/21 2010 Z7 Pratteln
1/22 2010 LKA Longhorn Stuttgart
1/23 2010 Hellraiser Leipzig
1/24 2010 Postbahnhof Berlin
1/25 2010 Markthalle Hamburg
1/26 2010 Brew House Gothenburg
1/27 2010 Virus Örebro
1/28 2010 The Rock Copenhagen
1/29 2010 Musikzentrum Hannover
1/30 2010 Godset Kolding
1/31 2010 Melkweg Amsterdam More...

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Cerebral Fix Drummer Passes Away

Guitarist Tony Warburton of U.K. metal band Cerebral Fix has issued the following statement about drummer Neil Farrington passing away:

"R.I.P Neil Farrington 1971-2009. Just a short note as I am still in shock: It saddens me to bring the news that our most recent drummer (and my good friend) Neil Farrington has passed away. A Facebook group has been set up by his girlfriend for people to leave any thoughts / comments or you could just leave them here. Peace."

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Armory Working On New Album

Massachusetts based metal act Armory has issued the following update about working on a new album and streaming new cover songs online via the band's MySpace page:

"It is about time that we let people know just what the heck we’ve been doing for the past couple of years. No, we have not been simply sitting on our arses! We have been working tirelessly on our second album, to be entitled ‘Empyrean Realms’. Actually, the seeds for this album took root as early as 2003. The music developed gradually in depth and breadth amidst the re-recording of our debut, ‘The Dawn Of Enlightenment’ in the mid 2000s. By spring 2008, virtually all of the music was composed for the nine songs that will become our follow-up album. Right now we are in the studio, completely immersed in the recording process. In fact, the drums and guitars are already completely tracked! On our myspace profile page, we have posted a compilation video of the drum and guitar tracking to give fans a sneak preview of what this album has in store. Please comment and let us know what you think! We are very excited about this album and look forward to releasing it to the metal community. The arduous work composing and endless hours in the studio are paying off, as musically everything is coming together better than we could have imagined. ‘Empyrean Realms’ will certainly be a huge step forward for the band. More...

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Gorath Recruits New Drummer

Belgian black metallers Gorath have issued the following statement about recruiting a new drummer:

"New blood joins the ranks of Gorath. After some years of spreading the plague K. Deleener got replaced by B. Vanderheyden - Known from other bands such as Ill Fares the Land and Storm Upon the Masses. Incarnated for Gorath 2010 AD: F. Dupont (guitars/vocals), B. Put (guitars), D. Grondelaers (bass), B. Vanderheyden (drums)."

Gorath also have the following upcoming tour dates:

4/2 2010 The Rambler Eindhoven (NL)
4/9 2010 Gleis 3 Annaberg (DE)
4/10 2010 VFRR Grosserlach (DE)

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Daemonicus Announces European Tour

Swedish metallers Daemonicus have announced they will be embarking on the "Spirit of the Land" European tour alongside Negura Bunget. The currently confirmed dates are as follows, with more expected to be announced soon:

1/22 2010 RO Bucharest @ Suburbia Club
1/30 2010 GR Thesalloniki @ Harley Bar
1/31 2010 BG Sofia @ The Box Club
2/1 2010 MK Skopje @ Havana Club

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Antigama Confirmed For Neurotic Deathfest

Antigama has been confirmed for the Neurotic Deathfest 2010 which will take place in Tillburg, Holland from April 30th to May 1st. More information on the festival can be found at this location. Other confirmed acts for the festival include Bolt Thrower, Carcass, Dying Fetus, Immolation, Lock Up, Napalm Death, Origin, Pestilence, and Rotten Sound.

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Nekrasov Announces New Split Album

Australian black metallers Nekrasov have announced they will release a new limited edition split cassette album with noise act Joshua Norton Cabal via Survivalist Records in January of 2010. The split album will be limited to 60 copies. Samples of Nekrasov's music can be found at their official MySpace page.

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Omophagia Issues Recording Update

Swiss death metallers Omophagia have issued the following recording update:

"Hi folks. Let me give you guys a brief update about what’s going in our bunker. After an intense period of writing new songs and bringing the arrangements to perfection, we fortunately managed to finalize the tracks on time. So that even the drummer had some days left to practice his patterns. As scheduled, we’ve entered the studio on December 18 to start with the drum tracks. We knew that this year’s Christmas Eve would be special… There was no possibility to extensively kick back with our beloved ones as we’ve spent most of the time in our stinky studio. Somehow I feel sorry for that.

"BUT: The work was definitely worth it!!! All of the drum parts are done now. (There will be some video updates soon…). To some extent the drum parts were pretty challenging for me to play… and honestly: Quite few times I could curse the freaking metronome. However, beer, redbull and pizza helped to hang in there. I hope, you will like the drumming…

"As the drum records were done faster than anticipated, we have now been able to start with the guitars. I am really amazed about the guitar sound. It just sounds killing! By the way: we’re looking forward to our next gig on January 23 at the Rotting Tank Festival! Hope to see you there. Ok guys, that’s it for the moment. Stay tuned!

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