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Metal News for December 9, 2008

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Watch Nonpoint Acoustic Performances Online

NONPOINT recently played an acoustic set on at the AT&T Performance Studio on the WJRR 101. FM in Orlando, Florida. Video of the acoustic renditions of "Endure," "March Of War," and "Bullet With A Name" can be viewed online at this location.

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Poison The Well Announces 2009 Tour Dates

Miami's Poison the Well, who recently announced they have begun recording their upcoming full-length for Ferret Music due out in May 2009, has announced a bunch of tour dates for 2009.

Poison the Well also recently announced they'll be heading overseas to tour on the Soundwave Music Festival in Australia, followed by a European tour with friends and label-mates, 36 Crazyfists, and have just released their first of three new 7-inch releases for Ferret, entitled "I / III."

Here's the tracklist for I / III

1. New Fast
2. Purple Sabbath

"I / III" was produced by Pelle Henricsson and Eskil Louström at the Factory, the octagon and Tonteknik recording Umea, Sweden, and was mixed and mastered by Pelle Henricsson and Tonteknik recording Umea, Sweden.

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War From A Harlots Mouth Posts Studio Diaries

WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH has begun posting studio diaries from their recording sessions for their yet untitled upcoming album.

The band entered the studio in November to record the followup to their successful Lifeforce Records debut, "Transmetropolitan." The yet untitled new album is set to be released on April 27th in Europe and April 28th in the U.S.

You can watch the first two of War From A Harlots Mouth's video studio diaries below. More...

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Massachusetts Winter Meltdown Fest Details

Unearth will headline the Massachusetts Winter Meltdown Fest on January 31st, 2009 with guests Every Time I Die, Sick of It All, Emmure, Since the Flood (original line-up), Impending Doom, and Born of Osiris.

Unearth frontman Trevor Phipps comments: "We wanted our first home state show in a year and a half to be a rager so we combined our January tour with our friends in Every Time I Die, Sick of It All and the original Since the Flood line up to melt your faces off. This will be the last show of our North American tour and our first show in Worcester in almost two years, so it is sure to be a party. See you there."

Doors open at 5:30 PM and admission is $20.

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A Perfect Circle Writing New Material

Maynard James Keenan, frontman of Tool, Puscifer and A Perfect Circle has revealed that he has been working with A Perfect Circle guitarist Billy Howerdel on new material. When asked about releasing the material or touring, he stated: "I doubt if we'll do any touring or, you know, do a full album," he said. "We might do some one-off shows here and there if the timing's right and it seems like a good vibe and a smart thing to do. But most likely we'll just kind of concentrate on, you know, one or two songs at a time, rather than investing all the time and money and effort into making those plastic discs that no one cares about anymore."

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Wikipedia To Go To Court Over Scorpions Article?

According to Computerweekly.com, the founder of Wikipedia has told Channel 4 News that he is considering challenging the decision to block access to part of Wikipedia in the UK.

Criticising the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) for blocking access in order to prevent UK users from viewing an image of a naked pre-pubescent girl taken in 1976, Jimmy Wales said IWF's actions have actually exposed more people to the image as it spreads throughout the web. The image in question was on the cover of an album by German rock band SCORPIONS.

The block has also meant that millions of users in the UK are now unable to edit the encyclopaedia's pages.

Commenting for the first time since most internet service providers in Britain blocked part or all of Wikipedia, Wales told Channel 4 News, "My first thoughts when I was told that the IWF had blocked the Wikipedia page was that we should take them to court.

"But because they're not a statutory body, I've been told we can't necessarily challenge their decision." More...

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Alchemist Premieres New Video Online

Progressive Australian metal band ALCHEMIST has premiered their latest video, "Tongues And Knives," online now courtesy of MetalInjection.com. "Tongues And Knives" comes from the band’s newest full-length, "Tripsis."

Having recently completed an Australian tour with MESHUGGAH, ALCHEMIST is currently writing material for their follow-up to "Tripsis." Additional tracks taken from the album can be heard now via the band’s MySpace page.

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Fear Factory Will "Come Together Eventually"

MetalSucks recently had the chance to chat with FEAR FACTORY guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers. Olde Wolbers recently handled vocal production for New Jersey metallers GOD FORBID's new album "Earthsblood" (Feb. 24, Century Media) and is currently recording with his side project ARKAEA, together with FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera and THREAT SIGNAL vocalist Jon Howard and bassist Pat Kavanagh. Olde Wolbers spoke about the writing and recording for ARKAEA, how that band came together, his recent work in the producer's chair, and the status of FEAR FACTORY. An excerpt follows:

MetalSucks: Would you say it’s [ARKAEA] a little more experimental than what you would do with Fear Factory?

Olde Wolbers: Yeah, definitely. Also I have been listening to a lot of other bands. Deftones have always been one of my favorite bands. They’ve always used a lot of different textures. Steph [Stephen Carpenter, Deftones guitarist] is a really close friend of mine, and he has rubbed off a lot on me because we’ve been hanging out for 15 years. We used to play a lot together in a band called Kush, and we have a lot of mutual respect for each other. When I listen to the songs and play them, I know that there are some influences from certain bands from when I was a kid. I would be like “whoa, that’s something Andy Summers from the Police would do.” There are definitely a lot of different influences. There’s a Fear Factory influence of course. There are a lot of melodies and the vocalist has a lot of range.

MetalSucks: Do you plan on taking this band out on the road?

Olde Wolbers: Yes, in February. We’re working on going on the road in February. We’ll try and do a U.S. tour and go to Europe later that year too and do some festival stuff. There are definitely touring plans.

MetalSucks: Cool. As far as Fear Factory goes, you mentioned that the other guys were busy. Burton is doing his thing.

Olde Wolbers: Yep, and he’s a father too. He’s busy and doing his own thing. He went on tour with Ministry for a while. We’ll come together and figure it out and do a record. We also need to find a home for Fear Factory because we don’t have a record label. So there are a lot of things like that. We’ll all come together eventually.

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Your Demise Replaced By Anterior On Haunted Tour

YOUR DEMISE, who was previously announced as a replacement to the now defunct Johnny Truant as support for The Haunted and All That Remains' UK Tour, will not be joining the latter bands on tour after all.

Instead, Anterior (Metal Blade) will be filling the slot on the UK tour dates. Here are the latest tour dates:

w/ ANTERIOR (METAL BLADE RECORDS)

17-jan UK Nottingham Rescue rooms
19-jan UK Birmingham Academy
20-jan UK Glasgow Garage
21-jan UK Manchester Academy
23-jan UK Brighton Concorde 2
24-jan UK London London Astoria 2

w/ Deadlock (DE)

26-jan DE Stuttgart Die Röhre
27-jan DE Bochum Matrix
29-jan DE Hamburg Knust
04-feb DK Copenhagen Pumpehuset
05-feb DE Berlin Magnet
06-feb DE Leipzig Conne Island
07-feb CZ Prague Abaton
08-feb AT Wien Arena
10-feb IT Milan Zoe Club
11-feb CH Winterthur Salzhaus
12-feb DE Trier Exhaus
13-feb NL Amsterdam Melkweg
14-feb FR Paris Noveau Casino
15-feb B Brussels AB Box

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