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Metal News for December 30, 2009

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25 news articles posted on this day.

Enthrope Announces Upcoming Helsinki Shows

Finnish dark metal act Enthrope has announced the following three upcoming 2010 shows in Helsinki:

1/6 2010 Kulttuuriareena Gloria Helsinki
3/26 2010 Dantes Highlight Helsinki
4/20 2010 On the Rocks Helsinki

Samples from Enthrope's demos "Universe Mute" and "Silenced Earth" are currently available for streaming at the band's MySpace page.

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Wolves In The Throne Room Updates Tour Schedule

Washington black metallers Wolves in the Throne Room have updated their U.S. and Australian tours with the following upcoming tour dates:

2/10 2010 TBA with Atriarch, Megaton Leviathan and Chasma Portland, Oregon
2/11 2010 the Black Lodge with Atriarc and Megaton Leviathan Seattle, Washington
2/12 2010 Jinx Art Space Bellingham, Washington
2/13 2010 Hall of the Woods w/Mount Eerie and Ô Paon Olympia, Washington
2/18 2010 Fowlers Live w/Monarch (France) Adelaide, South Australia
2/19 2010 Brisbane Hotel Hobart, Tasmania
2/20 2010 Gaelic Theatre w/Monarch (France) Sydney, New South Wales
2/21 2010 Arthouse Hotel w/Monarch (France) Melbourne, Victoria
2/23 2010 ANU Bar Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
2/24 2010 Great Northern Hotel Byron Bay, New South Wales
2/25 2010 Hi Fi Bar Brisbane, Queensland
2/26 2010 Bald Face Stag w/ Agents of Abhorrence Sydney, New South Wales
2/27 2010 Hi Fi Bar Melbourne, Victoria
2/28 2010 National Hotel w/Monarch (France) Geelong

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Disarmonia Mundi Offering Remixed Song Download

Italian death metallers Disarmonia Mundi have issued the following update about offering a remix of the track "Perdition Haze" as a free download:

"Dear followers, as promised Perdition Haze: The Heretic Beat, the brand new remix by NeroArgento, is finally online, you can download it for free at this location and party hard till the break of dawn! Thanks for your support so far, see ya next year!!"

Sample Disarmonia Mundi tracks can also be heard at the band's MySpace page.

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Suicide Commando Reveals New Album Details

Belgian industrial metallers Suicide Commando have announced that their upcoming album "Implements of Hell" will be released in Europe through Out Of Line Records on January 22nd 2010, and in the US through Metropolis Records on January 26th, 2010. Samples of Suicide Commando's music can be found at their MySpace page. The band also has the following upcoming tour dates:

2/20 2010 Slimelight - London - UK London
3/6 2010 Tivoli - Utrecht - Holland Utrecht
3/27 2010 Universal DOG - Lahr - Germany Lahr
4/24 2010 Edma - Vorselaar - Belgium Vorselaar

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Rhinoceros Posts Fan-Filmed Video Footage

New York based band Rhinoceros has posted a fan-filmed video clip online of their performance at the Mohawk Place in Buffalo. The video clip can be viewed below.

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Crematory Announces New Album Release Date

German Gothic metallers Crematory have announced their new album "Infinity" will be released on January, 29th 2010. The title track from the album is currently available for streaming at the band's MySpace page. The track listing for "Infinity" will be as follows:

1. Infinity
2. Sense of time
3. Out of mind
4. Black Celebration
5. Never look back
6. Broken Halo
7. Where are you now
8. A Story about…
9. No one knows
10. Auf der Flucht

Crematory also have the following upcoming tour dates: More...

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EyeHateGod Announces New Tour Dates

Louisiana metallers EyeHateGod have announced three upcoming tour dates. The details of the shows are as follows:

1/8 2010 SPANISH MOON W/ THOU BATON ROUGE
1/22 2010 THE CITY CLUB W/ SOUTHERN WHISKEY REBELLION & ENDALL HOUMA, Louisiana
2/5 2010 THE BAR "EHG MARDI GRAS KICKOFF SHOW"W/ FLESH PARADE & HIGH PRIEST METAIRIE, Louisiana

Sample EyeHateGod tracks are available for streaming at the band's MySpace page.

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Den Saakaldte Recruits Drummer Anders Kobro

Den Saakaldte has issued the following update about recruiting Anders Kobro of Carpathian Forest:

"Norwegian Black Metallers Den Saakaldte have recruited Anders Kobro, long time drummer with the legendary Carpathian Forest, to their ranks to replace the departing Uruz. Kobro, will join the band with immediate effect, and begin rehearsing for next years’ live appearances and upcoming recording sessions. Originally founded as a solo project by guitarist Sykelig in 2006, Den Saakaldte's line up now includes Niklas Kvarforth (Shining) on vocals, Seidemann (1349) on bass, Kvebek (Pantheon I) on guitars, and Honey Lucius (DHG) on synths and effects. The band recently inked a deal with Pulverised Records for the release of the second full-length album, due out in 2010, and new material is currently being prepared.

"Also due for release shortly on Aesthetic Death Records, are two versions of Den Saakaldte’s ‘Øl, Mørke og Depresjon’, which was originally released in early 2008 on Eerie Art Records. The new versions will be available on CD in Digipack format, and on LP in a gatefold edition, limited to 500 copies. Both versions will include bonus tracks not previously available, with artwork designed by Den Saakaldte’s Sykelig. The same goes for the double LP edition of ‘All Hail Pessimism’, soon to be released in 500 limited copies by Temple of Darkness Records. This edition will also include and exclusive cover of ‘Wheel of Fortune’, of the legendary band, Pentagram (US)."

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Hatebreed Performance Footage Available

Hardtimes.ca has posted a video clip online of Hatebreed performing live in Montreal in December of 2009. The video clip can be viewed below.


Hatebreed Live Montreal Dec 2009

HARDTIMES.CA | MySpace Video

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Celesty Parts Ways With Vocalist

Finnish metallers Celesty have issued the following statement about parting ways with their vocalist:

"Symphonic power metal band Celesty is sorry to announce that vocalist Antti Railio has decided to pursue a different path than the band. The remaining members of Celesty would like to take this moment to wish Antti success in his vocal career but they are ready to take the next step for the future of the band. With this said Celesty is moving on and already in the throws of creating new and more powerful, innovative music for their next CD. While they are busy creating they are also in search of just the right singer to bring a new edge to their music.

"As you know Celesty brings power and fantasy to the world of metal and Celesty is soon ready to audition singers for their newest project. Those who believe they have what it take to help the band blast into 2010 should send an informal application to Celesty: rekry@celesty.net This should include mp3 samples or links to where the music can be seen and heard. The band is located in Seinajoki Finland. Keeping it real, keeping it power!!!"

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Keep Of Kalessin Posts New Album Teaser

Norwegian metallers Keep of Kalessin have announced that their upcoming full-length album will be titled "Reptilian." The band has also posted a brief teaser video for the album, which can be viewed below. "Reptilian" will be released in 2010 through Nuclear Blast and Indie Recordings.

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Thesyre Issues Band Update

Vocalist Eric Syre of Thesyre has issued the following update about the band's activities:

"I experienced a major system crash with my computer and had to start anew recently. The holiday period also put a more or less unwanted break on our activities as a band. We should resume rehearsals soon and start recording and uploading new music to our free MP3 archive.

"I hope the few hundred people who already downloaded our music enjoyed it! There's no way we could have sold that many CDs in such a short time so I think our decision to go free online was a good one. Thanks to everyone! Knowing most people taking the time to download also probably had the right mind frame to appreciate us, your comments are welcomed! No seasons wishes or happy this/that...this stuff gets overrated!"

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Lizzy Borden Announces New California Tour Dates

Los Angeles metallers Lizzy Borden have announced their first three tour dates of 2010. The currently confirmed dates are as follows, with more expected to be announced soon:

2/4th 2010 – Santa Clara, CA - Avalon
2/5th 2010 – Santa Rosa, CA – Last Day Saloon
2/6th 2010 – San Diego, CA – 4th & B

Samples of Lizzy Borden's music can also be found at the band's MySpace page.

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Archaic Eclipse Finishes New Demo

Archaic Eclipse has issued the following announcement about finishing their new demo:

"After a year of software problems, recording mishaps, writing difficulties and losing band members we have finally finished and released 'They Came With The Fog.' Unfortunately by the time it was done most members had left due to either personal problems, lack of devotion or injuries. Our old drummer Jon came and did finish the drums for us but unfortunately he had a previous shoulder injury and drumming only made it worse. So much to the dismay of Jon and the rest of us it was decided that being in this band would only further his injury so the best decision for him was to leave the band. You can hear his drums on both demo’s 'In Fields of Morning Frost' and 'They Came With The Fog.' We wish Jon a full recovery and the best of luck in all his future endeavors whatever they may be. So we will be searching for BAND MEMBERS in the months to come.

"Also, a big thanks has to go to Ehren from the band Excrecor. When our recording equipment failed and we didn’t know what we were going to do, Ehren selflessly offered to record us and spent countless hours mixing and perfecting our demo and didn’t stop till he was 100% satisfied with the final product. He did and excellent job and made recording extremely easy and pleasant for us. We will be recording all of our future work with him without a shadow of a doubt. So do us a favor and check out his band at this location they are amazing melodic death metal band and good friends of ours! More...

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Excalion Posts New Album Track-By-Track Breakdown

Finland's Excalion has begun posting a track-by-track breakdown of their upcoming album "High Time," which will be released on January 29th, 2010. The first two track explanations can be found below:

"High Time described: 1. Enter a Life The third Excalion album 'High Time' will be described in our blog with additional information on how the songs got started and what the creation process was like.

"The song described: The album opener 'Enter a Life' is a catchy and energetic uptempo song that was immediately planned to kick start the album with full blaze. The song starts with a short drum intro and kicks in with a highly melodic theme. The song is pretty simple in its structure, but has extremely nice vocal melodies and catchy guitar shredding in the solo part. More...

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Kathaarsys Posts Fan-Made Music Video

Spanish black metal act Kathaarsys has posted a video clip for their song "Thoughts About Worthless Things and the Future," which was put together by Jesus Leis Castro. The video clip can be viewed below. "Thoughts About Worthless Things and the Future" is off the band's 2009 album "Anonymous Ballad."

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Malfeitor Cancels Two Upcoming Shows

Italian black metallers Malfeitor have issued the following statement about canceling two upcoming tour dates:

"Gigs in LINZ and GORIZIA CANCELED!!! We're very sorry to announce the canceling of our presence at the two gigs of January, the one in Linz on the 8th and the one in Gorizia on the 9th, due to health problem of our guitar player Munholy who has been hospitalized. We all wish him to get well soon. We'll try to make up for the lost gigs as soon as possible; all our apologies are for the organizers, the bands involved and fans."

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Evil Masquerade To Film Copenhagen Show

Denmark's Evil Masquerade have announced they will be performing a live show at The Rock in Copenhagen on March 12th, 2010 with supporting bands to be announced later. The show will be filmed for an upcoming documentary about Evil Masquerade. More information about the show can be found here. Samples of Evil Masquerade's music can also be found at their MySpace page.

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One Without Issues Year End Recap

Swedish gothic metallers One Without have issued the following year end recap:

"It´been a busy year for us in One Without, much has happened and hopefully even more will happen in 2010! Here are some of the things we did in 2009:

"Signed a world-wide record deal with one of the leading metal labels: Lifeforce Records (among other bands they have worked with/are working with, are bands like Nightrage, Trivium, All that Remains, Caliban, Heaven Shall Burn, War from a Harlots Mouth, Fear My Thoughts, Deadlock and many others.) Released our album 'Thoughts of a Secluded Mind' in North America, Europe and Japan with great results, both with fans, reviewers and radio stations all over the world. Recieved near 600 000 plays at our myspace page, and more than 650 000 visitors. Started working with The Agency Group, the worlds leading Rock/Metal booking agent. Signed a Publishing deal with Yell music.

"Played at scenes like Sweden Rock Festival, performed in Swedish National Radio and at many other festivals and venues. Did several interviews for magazines and radio all over the world. Got endorsed by Mayones Guitars and Basses, EMG Pickups, Darkside clothing, TRX Cymbals and started working with JOX Apparel.

"2010 will be an exciting year for us, with plans on tours and starting to work on new material. So keep your eyes and ears open, and we will do everything we can to come play at a town near you! Until then, don´t forget to visit our homepage, check our merch and visit our official OW channels! Happy new year!"

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Scarpoint Issues Year End Update

Drummer Erik Thyselius of Sweden's Scarpoint has issued the following end-of-year update:

"Hey fuckers!! So 2009 is soon coming to an end. As many of you know it hasn't been an easy year for us and especially for me with all complications that I had. But this year ends with so much experience and positive stuff. What I mean is that even though we've had some difficult time it ends in the best suitable way.

"We will a new myspace design and some teasers from the new album coming up the first weeks of January. And later on we will be able to release the news that we´ve been waiting for, for over 6 months. So hang tight and we´ll see you fuckers in 2010. Thanx for all the support throughout the year!! Happy new year fuckers!!!"

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The Eternal Issues Recording Studio Update

Australian gothic metal band THE ETERNAL has issued the following studio update:

"Just a quick update for you all on the new album 'Under A New Sun,' for those of you that have kept up to date with the blog you will know we are at the final stages of the recording process, all the music and most of the mixing is done. We will head back to 301 with Jeff Martin at the start of Febuary to track vocals and add the final touches to the mix. The sound has to be the best we have produced to date, so at the moment we are feeling quite proud of this one. We have no plans for the release date at this stage as we would like to take our time and shop this album around, but expect to be hearing it in 2010. So make sure you check back in on the studio blog the first week of Febuary, until then happy new year to you all, we hope you will join us for a great 2010!"

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Ikuinen Kaamos Reveals New Album Cover Artwork

Finnish progressive death/black metal band IKUINEN KAAMOS has revealed the cover artwork for their new album, entitled "FALL OF ICONS," which will be released on March 5th, 2010. The band has also posted the opening track, entitled "Indoctrination Of The Lost," on their MySpace site.

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Royal Hunt Issues Year-End Update

Danish melodic progressive metal band ROYAL HUNT has issued the following update:

"Happy New Year, everyone! Hope you like this new-and-improved look and functionality of our website. So - what do we have in store for you?"

"First of all: our new album is done! As this will be our tenth studio release we decided not to elaborate on its title too much, so here you go: Royal Hunt – 'X'… and it will be out in 2010…"

"Secondly: we’ve been talking to various promoters in order to arrange some gigs to support our new release and it looks like there'll be some 'live on stage' action in April/May 2010." More...

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Arsis Posts New Song, "Forced To Rock," Online

Virginia tech melodic death metal band ARSIS has just uploaded another brand new song to their MySpace profile. The song, "Forced To Rock," comes off the bands new album, entitled "Starve For The Devil," which is due on February 5, 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records.

Mainman James Malone comments, "'How can I better the world?' This is the question that I asked myself when writing 'Forced to rock.' I eventually came to the conclusion that the death metal world needed an anthem. Sure, it may not be the cure for cancer, but it is fun and fun is something that I feel is lacking in a lot of the music out there today. It's music, it's not saving lives; there is no reason to be serious 100% of the time. Tongue in cheek or foot in mouth; I am probably not the proper authority to comment on the matter."

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Morian Completes Work On New Album

Finnish gothic metal band Morian has issued the following update on the progress of their new album:

"First of all, apologies for the lack of updates; big things have happened this year and we have decided not to give out any news until certain things have reached their closure."

"Well, that moment has come now, so sit back and read what's going on in the world of Morian. Quoting Mark Twain: 'The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.' But to the point."

"Ashen Empire is now completely recorded and mixed, and it's waiting to be mastered! The album is produced and engineered by Aksu Hanttu, best known as the drummer of Finnish gothic metal pioneers Entwine. Mr. Hanttu is gracing the new Morian album with bolder, bigger and grittier sounds then ever; his previous producing efforts include Poisonblack and Korpiklaani, among many others." More...

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