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Metal News for December 4, 2010

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37 news articles posted on this day.

Scott Kelly Announces Solo Shows

Scott Kelly of Neurosis has lined up the following solo shows for early 2011. Support on the solo shows will come from Robert Weinrich of Saint Vitus. you can view the confirmed list of dates, cities and venues below:

02/05 West Hollywood, CA – Viper Room
02/07 San Diego, CA – Casbah
02/08 Austin, TX – Emo’s
02/09 Chicago, IL – Abbey Pub
02/10 Allston, MA – Great Scott
02/11 Baltimore, MD – Sonar Club

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Ghost Reveals New Album Tracklisting

Swedish pop/black metal fusionists Ghost have revealed the tracklisting for its forthcoming full length album "Opus Eponymous." "Opus Eponymous" is set for release on January 18th, 2011 through Metal Blade Records and Rise Above Records. You can check out demo clips from the forthcoming album at this location.

Here is the "Opus Eponymous" tracklisting:
1. Deus Culpa
2. Con Clavi Con Dio
3. Ritual
4. Elizabeth
5. Stand by Him
6. Satan Prayer
7. Death Knell
8. Prime Mover
9. Genesis

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Hatebreed Confirms Festival Appearance

Connecticut hardcore veterans Hatebreed have confirmed its appearance for the forthcoming edition of Holland's Paaspop festival. The 2011 edition of the Paaspop festival is set to take place between April 23-24, 2011 in Schijndel, Netherlands.

The confirmed line-up includes:

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Bolt Thrower Confirms Festival Appearance

British death metal veterans Bolt Thrower have confirmed its appearance for the forthcoming 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 festival line-up includes:

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Candlemass To Release "Doomology" Boxset

European doom veterans Candlemass have revealed the datails surrounding its forthcoming "Doomology" Boxset. The retrospective boxset, which is set for release on December 18, 2010, will feature the following items:

CD 1: First-ever concert in Jonkoping (1987)
CD 2: Buckley Tivoli (1988)
CD 3: Demos for the white album (2003 - 2004)
CD 4: "King Of The Grey Islands" demos with Mats Leven on vocals
CD 5: Miscellaneous demos (Johan Langqvist vocal audition for "Chapter VI") and other rarities.

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Control Denied Vocalist Comments On New Album

Control Denied vocalist Tim Aymar has posted the following statement online in which he discusses the release of Control Denied's long-awaited second full length album.

"On December 13th we will once again take at least a few moments of our day to remember the "Father Of Death Metal", Chuck Schuldiner. Those who know Chuck's music from Death and Control Denied have faithfully and patiently awaited the announcement of the completion of Chuck's dying wish which is to get the final Control Denied record out to you , and along with my other band-mates, I am extremely happy to be here to fulfill the promise I made a decade ago.

"When I first talked to Chuck about auditioning for a new band he was working on, an extension of his former band Death which he called Control Denied. We first talked over the telephone, and he was not at all like what I had expected him to be. My band-mate, co-writer and dear friend Jimmy Dofka from Psycho Scream had turned me on to Death a few months before, and the picture I had in my mind of Chuck, judging only by how precise and beautifully violent that music is, was of a brutal tyrant. I mean after-all, just listen to Gene Hoglan's drumming and the command of Chuck's blood soaked screaming, and you'll know what I mean. Well, I was delightfully wrong. The voice on the phone was just a guy like me, an easy going, slow talking hippie with a burning passion for metal. We both understood the seriousness of the business at hand, but neither of made it seem anything but exiting and fun, and that was awesome. That's just what professionals do. More...

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Sevendust Posts NFL Music Video Online

Atlanta, Georgia alternative metallers Sevendust has posted its new music video online for its theme song writen for the NFL's Atlanta Falcons. The song is titled "Falcons On Top" and you can view the video below:

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Interview with Erik Danielson of Watain

Watain is one of those bands that make people cringe. Stories of men covered in corpse paint playing Satanic music and spitting fire amongst the limbs of animals and the infamous stank of them cooking under the lights have kept some people at bay while others are intriguiged and want to witness this strange event. Watain's latest album "Lawless Darkness" has become a favorite album in the world of metal. Just wrapping up a tour with Goatwhore and Black Anvil, I was able to catch up with vocalist Erik Danielson before their show in Metairie, Louisiana, just the day after Thanksgiving to talk about their notorious shows, Varg Vikernes, and black metal today. A transcribed version follows. More...

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Becoming The Archetype Updates Tour Schedule

Becoming the Archetype has issued the following announcement about changing upcoming tour dates:

"Hey guys, we've been forced to change the show on Monday, Dec. 6 at very late notice due to the venue in Canoga Park being closed. So now the show is in Fresno! Check out our show listing to get details.

"Also, we've added a show in Cleveland, GA on December 18. It'll be a benefit show for the kiddos in Cleveland, so come on out and support the community!"

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Chalice Of Doom Posts New Song, "Endless Prison"

Jordanian melodic doom\death metal band Chalice Of Doom has posted the new song "Endless Prison" on the band's official MySpace page. "Endless Prison" is taken from the upcoming full-length album "Immemorial Nightfall."

In other news, Chalice Of Doom had this song included in "The Underground Alliance Vol.1" compilation presented by Flamecult Records." You can download the song and entire compilation track by track on Last.fm.

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Tool Announces Big Day Out Off Dates

Tool has announced a pair of "sideshow" off-dates from their Big Day Out 2011 appearance. The shows will take place in Melbourne and Brisbane. Details are as follows:

Monday 24th Jan 2011 @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Wednesday 2nd Feb 2011 @ Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne

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Burning The Masses Discusses "Offspring Of Time"

San Diego's Burning the Masses is about to hit the road in support of the band's sophomore effort "Offspring of Time," which dropped in November through Mediaskare Records. The band snagged Cameron "Big Chocolate" Argon for the vocal work on the album before recruiting new vocalist Brian Kulikoff. Burning the Masses guitarist Chris Valenzuela recently spoke with me about the band swapping out members, the recording of the new album, and his interest in reggae music. More...

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Avantasia Posts New Tour Diary

Avantasia has posted a third world tour video diary online, which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the clip: "Back at you again more silliness, travel stress, rocking out and... drinking, of course. :-) This takes us from Switzerland into Germany and pretty much sums up just how serious we're not. Enjoy this new video!"

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Order Of The Blackguard Announces Album Release

Black metal act Order of the Blackguard has announced its debut album "The Way of Cross and Dragon" is set for release on December 12th, 2010 via Ziekte Records. Additional details on the band and song samples can be found through this location. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Interstella Inquisitor
2. Love's Wicked Craft
3. The Bloody stumps of Christ
4. ...The Order
5. Our Winters storm
6. Screaming Eagles
7. Knife Missile
8. Where the buffalo roam
9. Nail my soul to the sky

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Sons Of Seasons To Release New Album

In a recent interview with Voltagemedia.com, Kamelot's Oliver Palotai discussed the release of a new album for the Sons of Seasons band. An excerpt from the interview follows:

Voltage Media: Apart from Kamelot, you are also in a band called Sons of Seasons. Is Sons of Seasons as much a full-time band for you as Kamelot?

Oliver: Actually more than Kamelot for me personally, because it’s the band I started in 2007. It’s the project in which I am doing most of the things, producing, orchestrating, playing guitar and also managing. It is a full-time thing. A band in the first years is losing so much money so I have to work a lot at the moment.

Voltage Media: Is there going to be a Sons of Seasons album in the near future?

Read the full article at Voltage Media.

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Ruined Soul Issues New Album Update

Ruined Soul has issued the following new album update:

"I know it has been quiet for a while, but don’t worry ... I've been busy with writing and recording pre-productions for the next album. So far, I've written and recorded 8 songs, and I must say that the songs sound awesome. 6 songs are completely recorded with vocals."

"Who's screaming this time? Well, once again it’s Patrik 'Patzy' Johansson (Arise) who screams on the pre-productions and will do it on the next album."

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Onward To Olympas Parts Ways With Guitarist

Onward To Olympas has issued the following update regarding the departure of their vocalist/guitarist Justin Gage and their progress on their new album:

"Hello everyone. We have this announcement today to mention a few things that we thought we should let you know about. First, we are entering the studio tomorrow and are beyond excited to record this new CD. We feel like a lot of you will enjoy it like we do. First off, we are here to inform you of the departure of our guitarist/clean vocalist, Justin Gage. Justin has been in this band from the start of the restoration of OTO, almost three years ago. He's helped out a lot financially, musically, and was involved a lot of the business aspect of the band. Justin has a great opportunity to go back to school and lead worship and be the youth pastor at a church. This was too good of an opportunity for him to pass up, so he is not able to tour with Onward To Olympas any longer." More...

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The Ordher Posts "Whipped, Crowned And Dead" Video

The Ordher has posted a video clip online for the song "Whipped, Crowned and Dead," which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the clip:

"Recorded in last May, and after a huge delay, the video, which came to support promotion of their last album 'Kill The Betrayers' is finally available on Youtube and will also be part of the 10th year anniversary Unique Leader compilation DVD to be released this year."

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Maruta Completes Work On New Album

Miami, FL's Maruta have finished up work on their new album, and second for Willowtip Records, entitled "Forward Into Regression." A release date has been set for February 22, 2011. Germany's Power It Up Records will be releasing a gatefold LP version. A release date for the vinyl is TBD.

Vocalist Mitchell Luna comments, "So we finished wrapping up full-length number two, and I can honestly say that we are all very proud of the outcome. We took the same open minded approach to grindcore as we have on our previous recordings, but incorporated a couple new surprises. The end result sounds more relentless, and I personally feel that it is a well rounded record that is equally emotional as it is abrasive. Stoked for it to drop!"

The album was recorded at Florida's Mana Recording Studios (Hate Eternal, Cannibal Corpse, Nile) by engineer Brian Elliot. It is Maruta's first release with their new line-up. Drummer Daniel Morris and bassist Mauro Cordoba joined the band in early 2010.

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Assassin Reveals New Album Tracklisting

German thrash metal veterans Assassin has revealed the tracklisting for their forthcoming new studio album, "Breaking The Silence," which is scheduled to be released through SPV/Steamhammer Records on February 25th. The band has also revealed the front cover artwork for the record, which can be seen below.

The tracklisting is as follows:

"Breaking The Silence"
"Raise In The Dark"
"Turf War"
"Destroy The State"
"No Fear"
"Kill Or E Killed"
"Real Friends"
"Strike Back"
"I Like Cola" More...

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Sepultura Confirmed For Wacken Open Air 2011

Brazilian thrash metal legends Sepultura have been confirmed as the latest band for next year's edition of Germany's famous Wacken Open Air festival, which will take place fom August 4th-6th. The lineup is now as follows:

Blind Guardian
Excrementory Grindfuckers
Ozzy Osbourne
Suicidal Tendencies
Warrant (Ger)

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Neaera Releasing Limited Edition Vinyl

Neaera has issued the following announcement about releasing a limited vinyl edition of the "Forging the Eclipse" album:

"Hey there guys, we are proud to announce that we have put out our first ever vinyl edition in collaboration with Bastardized Recordings. The vinyl edition of our fifth studio album 'Forging the Eclipse' is strictly limited to 300 pieces. You can preorder your copy now at this location. Cheers and METAAAAL!"

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Low Twelve Posts New Music Video Online

Low Twelve, a thrash metal band from Bloomington IL, recently completed a music video for the title track of their latest "Splatter Pattern" album. The video was filmed, edited, and produced by Low Twelve founding member Pete Altieri - who has also produced their last several music videos. The video was shot in their 12 x 12 foot practice space known to fans as the V-12 Concussion Chamber.

This is the final music video to feature long-time drummer Wes Pollock, who played his final show with the band on November 20, 2010 after 11 years of service. Wes recently completed an audio engineering program and has started recording bands under his own company called Sonic Haven Studios in Bloomington Illinois. Wes was replaced on drums by Travis Waterman, who will play his first show with Low Twelve on February 12, 2011. Travis played in bands previously with Low Twelve guitarist Meister, and has known the other members of the band for more than 10 years.

The video can be seen below:


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Derelict Posts Drum Instruction Videos

Montreal's Derelict has posted two video clips online of drummer Jordan Perry showing his warm ups and techniques for blast beats. The clips can be found below.


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The Infinite Staircase Announces Unplugged Show

The Infinite Staircase ha issued the following announcement about performing an upcoming unplugged show:

"Who asked Santa for The Infinite Staircase to play an old-school acoustic house gig again? Well, you both got your wish...And it just got even better! In addition to an entire night of The Infinite Staircase Unplugged - Special Guest John JD Deservio of Black Label Society & Cycle of Pain will join them on stage for what's sure to be a jaw-dropper of a good time! Consider it a Mini-Reunion of sorts from the Black Label Bash 2009 TOUR!

"On Thursday, December 16th, 2010, beginning at 9:00 P.M. at Uncle Bourbon's (The Old Dock Street Bar & Grill located at 691 Bay St. - Staten Island, New York 10304) catch Jeff & Lenny Cerzosie as they play all the easy listening classics that inspired them to be the musicians they've longed to be. Such lullabies as 'Suicide Note PT I' and 'Sympathy For The Devil' as well as Lounge Classics like 'Rocketqueen' & 'Mary Jane's Last Dance' are sure to be rediscovered on this night of rediscovery, but that's not all! Original TIS music - new and old will be metamorphosed into polka acoustic versions that are sure to bring a tear and a jolly.

"But, seriously...be there…because it's free and you can help a good cause. The Infinite Staircase, in coordination with Uncle Bourbon’s, have started their own ‘Toys For Tots’ program where between now and December 23rd, anyone who brings an unwrapped toy to Uncle Bourbon’s (located at 691 Bay Street – Staten Island, New York 10304) will receive a coupon redeemable for 10% off their entire order starting in January 2011. On Christmas Eve, all donations will be brought to Staten Island Hospital and given to kids spending the holidays there."

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Accept Announces UK/Irish Tour Dates

German heavy metal legends Accept has announced a string of tour dates in the United Kingdom and the Republic Of Ireland in support of their latest studio album, "Blood Of The Nations." The trek will kick off in March and the dates are as follows:

March 17 - London, UK - Garage
March 18 - Prestatyn, UK - Hammer Festival
March 19 - Dublin, Ireland - The Village
March 20 - Belfast, UK - Spring & Airbreak
March 22 - Sheffield, UK - Corporation

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Deep Purple's Steve Morse Interviewed

More-Metal.com conducted an interview with Deep Purple guitarist Steve Morse on November 19, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. In the interview, Morse talks about how the band is scheduled to get together to work on new studio material, his distaste for live albums and YouTube (live footage on it), assures that their upcoming tour is not a farewell tour, and much more. You can now watch the interview below.

Deep Purple released a 2-CD live album last year called "Space Truckin' Round the World Live 68-76," featuring recordings from concerts all over the world, including gigs in Tokyo, Paris and San Diego. Deep Purple's 18th studio album, "Rapture of the Deep," was released in November 2005.

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Tardive Dyskinesia Posts Drum Cam Footage

Greek act Tardive Dyskinesia has posted drum cam footage online from the band's performance on October 13th, 2010. The video clip can be viewed below.

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Skeletal Spectre Issues Update On New Album

Sweden's Skeletal Spectre has issued the following update about working on a second full-length album:

"2nd album update! It's been a long time since the last update. We finally have some news regarding the next album! It's going to be 8 new songs, probably going to be around 40 minutes or so. Some new song titles are 'Rawhead and Bloody Bones,' 'Untimely Tomb,' 'Screams From the Asylum,' etc.

"The new songs are heavier, more doom and more death metal than the first album. Not as much of the Celtic Frost influence as before, but some of that is still there also!

"The other news is that the band has a brand new singer that we'll announce soon! We also have a new drummer as well. All music is still being written and performed by 'Behold the Pentagram!' Things are shaping up for this band and we feel like the new album will really help build and spread the name of it! We'll be looking to post a new song soon from the upcoming release..."

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Stream Of Passion Posts New Tour Blog

Stream of Passion has posted a new tour blog online from the band's tour dates in October, 2010. An excerpt from the blog follows:

"Friday, October 15, 2010 - Embrace the snow storm: After a wonderful show in Quebec we wake up at the PUR hotel, fully rested and happy to have some hours to relax before our next drive. Since the clean-dirty clothes ratio is getting worse and worse Johan and I decide to go look for a laundromat where we can properly fix that; being the nice people that we are we gather everyone’s dirty clothes and off we go!

"There’s always something out of the ordinary at a laundromat; take this particular occasion, when while we watch our clothes spin endlessly in the big driers and continuously throw quarters into the machine we can’t help to gaze into the adjacent room where a special hairdresser who cuts hair with fire (yes, fire) conducts its business. After running back and forth to a close little shop for snacks and even more quarters we can happily go back to the hotel with a bunch of clean clothes. More...

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Spun In Darkness Breaking Until New Year

Las Vegas, Nevada based band Spun in Darkness has issued the following brief update about taking off the remainder of 2010 from live shows: "As many of you may have noticed we have decided to take the rest of 2010 off. See you next year. Spun In Darkness." The band has announced its first shows of 2011, which are as follows:

1/8 Yayos Las Vegas, Nevada, US
3/7 Cheyenne Saloon Las Vegas, NV, US

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Megadeth Comments On Grammy Nomination

It was recently announced that Slayer, Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, and Lamb of God have been nominated for the 53rd annual Grammy awards. Artisan News Service has now posted a brief video clip online of Megadeth front man Dave Mustaine commenting on the nomination.

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Burning Point Recording New Album

Finnish act Burning Point has issued the following end-of-year update and announcement about recording a fifth album:

"Hello folks! We are reaching the end of the year 2010 and I must say, it was a great year for B.P.!
Great festival gigs, cool new friends and contacts etc. Also we started to record the new album and it's our 5th already! WOW! Time flies when you're having fun.

"Some of you may know that we're also seeking a new label. We decided it was in our best interest not to continue with Metal Heaven. We wish them all the best in future!

"Our plan is to record a 6 track promotional CD and send it to the labels all over the world. We keep you posted how things proceed! Stay metal!"

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Sonata Arctica Posts More Latin American Footage

Sonata Arctica has uploaded a third documentary clip online, which details the band's tour in Latin America. The footage can be viewed in the video clip below.

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Amberian Dawn Streams Another Song From New Album

Amberian Dawn has issued the following brief announcement about streaming another song online from the band's latest album: "Hey, we shared one more new song from our brand new album 'End of Eden' here on myspace. 'Talisman' is now online. Check it out and tell us whether you like it or not." The track "Talisman" is available for streaming through this location.

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Imagika Records New Demo Songs

California's Imagika has issued the following brief update about recording new songs for auditioning a new vocalist and bassist:

"4 new demo songs are recorded, mixed and ready for vocals. We're using these songs to audition potential vocalists and bassist. We have a couple good guys working on it now so we'll see what they can do. We're still open to other auditions at this point so if you have what takes feel free to contact us for samples of the new material."

You can check out Imagika's music through the band's MySpace page.

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LastDayHere Working On New Album

Slovenia's LastDayHere has issued the following update about working on a second album:

"We, as a band, are so lucky to have the chance and meet so many wonderful people trough our music. The music is the reason that we spend hours at our rehearsal place, travel for hours to get to the venue we are playing in and spend every cent on the one thing that connects us beyond imaginable... our music! We are currently working hard in the studio, to get our second album out on the open as soon as possible, and we are so looking forward to present it to you all in the next months.

"Music is a perfect gift! And what better month there is than December, to give a gift to your family, dear friends and to everyone close to your hear! Surprise all those special people in your life, the way you all have surprised us with all that great feedback when you heard our 'From Pieces Created'"

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