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Metal News for December 5, 2010

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15 news articles posted on this day.

Disbelief Cacncels Tour With Six Feet Under

The "Christmas Metal Meeting 2010" tour w/ Six Feet Under, Lies, Hastur and used to start on December 1, 2010. But the tour was canceled recently at short notice.

Six Feet Under stated, "Circumstances and events beyond our control has forced the cancellation of our December tour in Europe. We are deeply aware of the burden this puts on our loyal fans and we apologize."

DISBELIEF has already confirmed their first gigs in 2011:

Feb. 05: DE Tannheim-Egelsee - Club Schwarzer Adler
Apr. 16: DE Paderborn - Kulturwerkstatt
Jun. 10: DE Gelsenkirchen - Amphitheater

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Earthen Grave Gives Status Updates On Recording

Chicago doom metal band Earthen Grave entered the studio on December 1st and has been giving short updates on their Facebook page. Here's the status so far:

Earthen Grave is back in the studio starting TONIGHT!!! Looking forward to making some noise the next few days.

Day #2 at Farview! Jay was up early working on Tony's guitar tracks from yesterday, Ron and I just arrived (with food!) and Mark's on his way. Today we'll finish tracking Scott (drums) and Tony (guitar) and get started on Ron (bass), Mark (vocals) and Jason (guitar).

Day #3 at Farview! Jason cut guitars for three songs this morning, Tony did a couple leads and Mark is tracking vocals as we speak. Good spirits and it's fun hearing things coming together.

Day #4 at Farview! Today is a light day. Tony's recording some acoustic bits and Ron's doing bass while the rest of us stay home.

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Crematory Posts New Music Video Online

CREMATORY has posted their new music video for their song "Infinity" online. Watch the video below:

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Unlight Cancels Upcoming Tour Dates

Unlight has issued the following update regarding their recent tour cancellation:

"UNLIGHT will not participate in the 'Ende der Zeit Tour' in December 2010. Singer & Guitarist Blaspherion is sirously affected from two herniated vertebral discs so there's no chance for the band to play the tour."

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Adamus Exul Announces CD Launch Show

Victorian black metallers Adamus Exul have announced the launch show for their long-awaited full length release "Death, Paint a Vision." Joining them at The Arthouse (Melbourne) on December 11th will be doom/death band Okera, black metal band Order of Orias, and new depressive black metal project Perseverance. Copies of the release will be available that night. One of the new songs can be heard below.

The show is part of the "Revolting Sickness Tour," with further shows, both local and interstate, to be announced shortly.

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Hate Profile Finishes New Album

Hate Profile has issued the following announcement about finishing work on a new album:

"News from the Front: Hate Profile's new album 'The Soul Proceeds' is finally ready - Amon 418 personally completed the mixing process at Hidden Sun Studio. It was a meticulous and time-consuming work, which even asked for a total renewal of his studio gear, but we think the result equalled the effort.

"Furthermore, Massimo from Opposite Sides performed as co-vocalist and synth player / programmer on the song 'Cosmos Violation' – while Mane from Defixio and Carnality cried out loud his anger on 'Spiritual Death.' The album will be delivered to the Mastering House this week. Detailed info will follow soon.

"Sorry for the lack of info during the production, but things changed a lot along the way and we just preferred working on the music rather than keeping ourselves busy and bore the people with weekly updates. Loyal to this philosophy, we’re not going to describe the new album’s sound – just listen for yourself here on myspace and, if willing, speak your mind. Stay tuned."

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Arch Enemy Issues U.K. Tour Recap

Arch Enemy has checked in with the following recap of the band's recent U.K. shows and update about working on a new album:

"We want to thank everybody who came out to the shows on our recent UK tour, despite the freezing temperatures! You made this tour a fantastic ending to our 2010 touring cycle and we will cherish these memories whilst being locked up in the studio now for a couple of months, creating the new Arch Enemy album...

"It was a real pleasure having Chthonic, Malefice and our Swedish brothers from Grand Magus on this little run! Their ‘Hammer Of The North’ album is one of our favorite 2010 releases and it was a treat hearing them jam whilst we were getting ready to go on stage ourselves. United Kingdom Of Heavy Metal – We salute you! We can’t wait to be back with a new album in 2011!"

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Massive Assault Finishes Drum Recording

Dutch act Massive Assault recently announced the band is in the process of recording a new release to be titled "Slayer." Massive Assault has now issued the following brief update about completing the drum recording: "Studio Report: Drum recordings are done. We have recorded the drums for our upcoming MCD titled Slayer." Additional details on "Slayer" will be announced as they are made available. You can also check out Massive Assault songs available for streaming through the band's MySpace page.

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Delain Comments On Upcoming Tour

Delain has issued the following update about posting a new tour diary online and lining up a European tour with Serenity:

"Delain to tour Europe spring 2011 & Americas tour part III online! In preparation to our new album, we are proud to announce our European tour for spring next year. We are already very much looking forward to it! The Austrian band Serenity will support us at this tour. More gigs, dates and details will be announced later on!

"The third and final part of the video of the Americas tour is finally there on our YouTube channel! We hope you've enjoyed the tour videos so far and if you did: stay tuned for more. There's still some footage from other shows we're working on, which we hope to have online next month. Meanwhile, we're very busy writing for the upcoming album and very pleased with the material so far: We can't wait to share with you guys when the moment is there!"

29.04.2011 GBR Manchester Academy
30.04.2011 GBR London O2 Islington Academy
01.05.2011 GBR Glasgow The Cathouse
02.05.2011 GBR Leamington The Assembly
04.05.2011 FRA Strassbourg La Laiterie
05.05.2011 FRA Lyon CCO
06.05.2011 ESP Barcelona Salamandra
07.05.2011 ESP Madrid Sala Caracol
08.05.2011 FRA Marseille Poste a Galene
09.05.2011 ITA Milano Alcatraz
11.05.2011 SWI Luzern Schüür
12.05.2011 GER Stuttgart Röhre
13.05.2011 GER Aschaffenburg ColosSaal
14.05.2011 GER München Backstage
15.05.2011 HUN Budapest Diesel
17.05.2011 POL Warsaw Stodola
18.05.2011 GER Berlin K17
19.05.2011 GER Hamburg Knust
20.05.2011 GER Köln Underground
21.05.2010 FRA Paris Elysee Montmartre More...

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Pro-Shot Video Footage of Year of No Light Posted

Pro-shot video footage of French doom/drone band Year of No Light's show at L'Astrolabe in Orleans has been posted online. Year Of No Light released has their latest EP, "Ausserwelt" (reviewed here), early this summer. Check out the video below.

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Desaster Writing New Songs

Koblenz, Germany based metal act Desaster has checked in with the following brief announcement about writing new material for an upcoming release: "Desaster ?are writing new songs for the upcoming album! Watch out and expect a fistful of METAL!" Additional details on the new album's title, track listing, and release date will be announced as they are made available. In the mean time, you can check out Desaster's music through the band's MySpace page.

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Soilwork Posts New European Tour Diary

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

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Omaphagia Issues New Album Update

Swiss act Omophagia has issued the following update about working on a new album:

"Rome wasn’t built in a day and so we are still working on the record for our first album. We are currently recording the vocal-tracks for the last songs and next we will send them to Poland to mix and master our album. The Christmas time will be a good time to complete the work. Meanwhile, we have played three concerts to test the new songs and the audience seemed to appreciate them. Hopefully you will like the new stuff as well when you get the opportunity to listen to it. At this point, we would like to thank Deniz from the well-known Swiss band Disparaged who helped out with drumming for these three concerts while our regular drummer Lehmä stayed in Singapore for study-reasons.

"We were really glad and felt honored to work together with such a talented drummer who invested quite a lot of time to learn and to play our music. We would also like to thank Disparaged that they made it possible for us to let the omophagie-machine keep rolling while Lehmä was absent. Thank you guys, you are awesome!"

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Sunday Old School: Saint Vitus

It’s always a shame when death is a factor in choosing which band to cover for Sunday Old School, but after the tragic death of drummer Armando Acosta, it seems only right we remember his work with Saint Vitus, one of the first and most influential bands in doom metal. The band was formed in 1979 by Acosta, bassist Mark Adams, guitarist Dave Chandler and lead singer Scott Reagers under the name, Tyrant but changed their name shortly after to Saint Vitus a Black Sabbath song. The band were eventually offered a record deal from SST Records, which was run by hardcore legends Black Flag, another of the group’s biggest influences and they released their self-titled first album in 1984 before following it with a second album, "Hallow’s Victim" and an EP, "The Walking Dead" in 1985.

Following these releases, Reagers decided to leave the band and Saint Vitus recruited The Obsessed frontman Scott "Wino" Weinrich. The first record with Weinrich was the full length album, "Born Too Late," which became the group’s best selling release to date. Although their next album, "Mournful Cries" didn’t sell as well as their previous album, it still garnered positive reviews from fans and critics. The band parted ways with SST Records soon afterwards and signed with Hellhound Records, through which they released the album, "V" in 1989. The album would prove to be the last studio recording with Wino to date, as he decided to leave the band following the release of a live album to reform The Obsessed in 1991. A new singer was found in Count Raven frontman Christian Lindersson but he would only record one album with Saint Vitus, 1993’s, "C.O.D." Following the tour in support of the album, Lindersson was replaced by the group’s original singer Scott Reagers, with whom they recorded one more album, "Die Healing," before deciding to call it a day in 1996.

In 2003, the "Born Too Late" incarnation of the band decided to get back together and perform some live shows, but they made it clear that it was not going to be a permanent reunion, and disbanded once again before the year was over, releasing a live DVD from the tour in the process. A more promising reformation would happen in 2008 however, when the band announced that they were returning and eventually confessed that new material was being written. Once again, this reformation featured the "Born Too Late" lineup and they were able to perform at some of the biggest festivals in Europe such as Roadburn and Hellfest. However in 2009, Acosta parted ways with the band due to health concerns and was replaced by Blood Of The Sun drummer Henry Vasquez. Acosta passed away on November 25th of this year, leaving behind a great legacy of heavy metal and carving himself a place as one of the most respected drummers in the history of doom metal. A new Saint Vitus album is expected to surface sometime next year, which will be their first without Acosta. More...

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I The Breather Posts New Album Teaser Online

I The Breather has posted a new video teaser online for its forthcoming studio album "These Are My Sins." You can view the video trailer below:

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