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Metal News for February 16, 2010

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43 news articles posted on this day.

Early Graves Reveals New Album Details

Bay Area outfit Early Graves have announced their upcoming release on Ironclad Recordings/Metal Blade Records will be called "Goner." The album was recorded to tape by Tim Green at Louder Studios in November 2009 and also mixed By Tim Green in December 2009.

The track listing for the album is as follows:

1. Goner
2. FaithIsShit
3. OldBones
4. Rot
5. MayDay
6. Wraiths
7. Trauma
8. GiveUp
9. BastardTears
10. Harm

Early Graves will also replace Armed for Apocalypse on the upcoming string of tour dates with Unearth and Veil of Maya. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

2/20 - Lost Horizon, Syracuse NY
2/21 - Mr. Smalls Theatre. Millvale PA
2/23 - Headliners Music Hall, Louisville KY
2/24 - New Daisy Theater, Memphis TN
2/25 - Mojos, Columbia MO
2/26 - The Village, Little Rock AR
2/27 - Bricktown Live, Oklahoma City OK
2/28 - Cotton Club, Lubbock TX
3/2 - The Rock, Tucson AZ

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Darkthrone Reveals New Album Track Listing

Norwegian black metal duo Darkthrone is set to release their new album "Circle the Wagons" on vinyl format on March 8th through Peaceville Records, with a regular and special edition CD on April 6th (US). The track listing for the album is as follows:

Side A
1. Those Treasures Will Never Befall You
2. Running for Borders
3. I am the Graves of the 80s
4. Stylized Corpse

Side B
5. Circle the Wagons
6. Black Mountain Totem
7. I am the Working Class
8. Eyes Burst at Dawn
9. Bränn Inte Slottet

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The Breathing Process Announces New Album Details

Connecticut metallers The Breathing Process have announced their new album will be titled "Odyssey: (Un)Dead." The new album, which was produced by Dave Otero, is currently set to be released on March 9th in the U.S. and March 8th in Europe. The Breathing Process also has the following upcoming tour dates, with more expected to be announced soon:

2/17 2010 Mojo 13 Wilmington, Delaware
2/18 2010 Championship Bar Trenton, New Jersey
2/19 2010 Tuxedo Junction Danbury, Connecticut
2/20 2010 Bogies Albany, New York
2/21 2010 Higher Ground Burlington, Vermont
2/26 2010 The Warehouse w/SILENT CIVILIAN Hartford, Connecticut
2/27 2010 The Pal Fall River, Massachusetts

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Defiance Announces New Drummer

California thrashers Defiance have announced they have recruited Burton Ortega as their new drummer. The band also commented on the line-up change:

"After struggling with who should be the next drummer for Defiance and having the wrong drummer in place for one show. Defiance has found a bay area gem. Burton comes from a traditional thrash metal background, playing for years with bay area thrashers Kaos, came in and delivered the goods. We were looking for that fifth finger to fill the glove which was something that we felt was essential for a long term fit. We are very excited about Burton joining Defiance and have had so much fun jamming the old and new tunes and can't wait to unleash the new monster that is Defiance."

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Hellbastard Recruits New Drummer

Hellbastard has issued the following update about recruiting a new drummer:

"Yet again, with the sticks dept. still fresh from the Icelandic heidearsson that graced the Hellbastard way of life, comes Mr. Michael Jordan Brush, A UK local, to the throne of HB. Hellbastard are 'relieved' and 'extremely happy' to have found a replacement in Mr. Brush, he is a machine. The thanks (shared from the whole band) go to the one and only - The Meads of Asphodel - for hooking us up with Mr. Michael Jordan Brush without whom it would not have been in anyway possible. Hail Michael Brush, Hail the Meads of Asphodel."

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Ignominious Incarceration Writing New Album

U.K. death metallers Ignominious Incarceration have issued the following statement about writing a new album:

"Wordup dawgz, So we are currently writing the new album right now, and demoing it pretty soon. In the proverbial Pipeline: A new myspace layout and updates on the new album, shows to be announced in the UK while we are writing, some serious shred. So much to tell, so little allowed to tell! Stay tuned and see you in da pit."

You can also hear sample Ignominious Incarceration tracks at the band's official MySpace page.

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Autumns Eyes Discusses Recording Bass Guitar

Autumns Eyes has issued the following recording update:

"After a long and tedious process of rhythm guitar tracking, I have finally moved on to bass guitars. The single most important foundation of a song recording is the rhythm section, mainly drums and bass. This is the backbone to any kind of melody you lay over top of it, and will solidify the listeners decision to continue listening or stop and move on to the next song. I'm putting a lot of effort and detailed attention into the recording of bass guitars."

"A lot of metal bands or solo musicians who attempt to record the bass on their own treat it as just a 'big guitar' that can get by with only playing the root notes to the power chords their rhythm guitars are playing. I want the bass to be it’s own individual instrument, that when required can blend with the power of the kick drum and deliver that sonic punch in the gut that a good heavy song should have. Im using my usual Yamaha RBX 765a 5-String on this recording simply because I love the feel of it, and it has active pickups that give the recording a good kick in the ass." More...

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Killswitch Engage Posts Sixth Tour Video

Killswitch Engage embarked on their first ever tour of South America this past October, and brought along a camera crew to document the landmark trek. The sixth video from the trek can be viewed below.

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Magica Enters The Studio

Romanian female fronted melodic metallers MAGICA have entered the studio on February 7th to record the successor to their 2008's "Wolves & Witches." The new album will be released in May.

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Neverland Posts New Album Video Trailer Online

Turkish/Greek symphonic progressive melodic metal band NEVERLAND will release their second album "Ophidia" on March 26th. A teaser video can be seen below:

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Skyforger Posts New Album Video Trailer Online

Pagan Metal Kings SKYFORGER have uploaded a video trailer that includes music of the upcoming new album, "Kurbads," which will be released on the 23rd and 26th of April via Metal Blade Records in Europe. Watch the video below:

SKYFORGER's lineup is as follows:

Peter - lead vocals/guitars
Edgars Zirgs - bass/vocals
Edgars Mazais - drums/percussion
Kaspars - folk instruments/backing vocals
Martins - guitars/backing vocals

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The Order Of Apollyon Signs To Listenable Records

U.K. metallers The Order of Apollyon (featuring members of Cradle of Filth, Aosoth, Trigger the Bloodshed, and Akercoke), have inked a three album record deal with Listenable Records. The release of the band's debut album "The Flesh" has been scheduled for April 2010. The Order of Apollyon are also currently lining up a string of summer festival appearances. More information on specific dates will be announced as it is made available.

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Neuraxis Posts Pictures of New Lineup

Canadian metallers NEURAXIS have posted live pics with their new lineup on their myspace page. The shots were taken on their 2 last shows in Sherbrooke and St-Hyacinthe. They can be viewed
at this location.

In other news, NEURAXIS are still hard at work on their upcoming album. Commented singer Alex Leblanc:

"It's coming along really well. We are now past the half-way point of the writing. Olivier Beaudoin, our new drummer, is tracking demos, which is speeding up the process a lot. I am going to lay down vocals for those this weekend. My first time recording since i stopped smoking so it should be interesting. Olivier Pinard has already layed three bass tracks and he's just a pure prodigy. Rob is writing his best material ever. Dark, epic and vicious. We can't wait to release this beast."

NEURAXIS are looking to enter the recording studio for end of May. Neuraxis has also announced the following upcoming shows:

Mar 25 - Thunder Bay, ON @ Killroy's
Mar 26 - Winnipeg, MB @ The Zoo MANITOBA METALFEST
Mar 28 - Sudbury, ON @ Townhouse Tavern w/ Beyond Within
Apr 23 - Rimouski, QC @ Cactus show bar w/ Exhult
Apr 24 - Quebec City, QC @ Bar L'Agitee w/ Exhult More...

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Sevendust Announces New Tour Dates

Sevendust are set to release their new album "Cold Day Memory" on April 20th, 2010. The band will be touring alongside Drowning Pool in support of the new album. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

2/18/10 Baton Rouge LA Varisty Theatre
2/19/10 Mobile AL Soul Kitchen
2/20/10 New Orleans LA House of Blues
2/21/10 Little Rock AK The Village
2/23/10 Maplewood MN The Rock
2/24/10 Indianapolis IN 8 Seconds Saloon
2/26/10 Kansas City MO Midland Theatre
2/27/10 Wichita KS Cotillion
2/28/10 Englewood CO Gothic Theatre
3/2/10 Reno NV Knitting Factory
3/3/10 Boise ID Knitting Factory
3/4/10 Missoula MT Wilma Theater
3/6/10 Spokane WA Knitting Factory
3/7/10 Seattle WA Showbox at the Market
3/9/10 San Francisco CA Regency Center
3/10/10 W. Hollywood CA House of Blues
3/12/10 Las Vegas NV House of Blues
3/13/10 Anaheim CA House of Blues
3/14/10 Tempe AZ Marquee Theatre
3/16/10 Albuquerque NM Sunshine Theatre
3/17/10 Colorado Springs CO The Black Sheep
3/19/10 San Antonio TX Scout Bar
3/20/10 Houston TX Scout Bar
3/21/10 Corpus Christi TX The Pavilion @ Concrete St.
3/22/10 Mission TX Las Palmas Race Track
3/24/10 Lubbock TX The Pavillion
3/26/10 Dallas TX Trees
3/27/10 Odessa TX Dos Amigos
3/30/10 Panama City FL Club LaVela
4/24/10 Tampa FL St. Pete Times Forum

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Lamb of God Announces Pacific Rim and Japan Tour

LAMB OF GOD will be touring the Pacific Rim and Japan in April. Tour dates are as follows:

4/07/10 - Bangkok, Thailand - Thunder Dome
4/09/10 - Taipei, Taiwan - Liberty Square Auditorium
4/11/10 - Bejing, China - Star Live
4/13/10 - Shanghai, China - Mao Live House
4/15/10 - Singapore, Malaysia - D'Marquee
4/17/10 - Manila, Philippines Pulp Summer Slam
4/20/10 - Tokyo, Japan - Liquid Room
4/21/10 - Nagoya, Japan - Club Quattro
4/22/10 - Osaka, Japan - Club Quattro

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Bring Me The Horizon Announces Headlining Dates

Bring Me The Horizon has issued the following update about their first headlining shows of the year:

"First Headline Shows of 2010 Announced! June 21st - Fresno, CA - Starline, June 22nd - Bakersfield, CA - Jerry's. These special headline shows will be as a warm up before this years Vans Warped Tour. Coming along in support will be our good friends You Me At Six. There's a presale to fans before the general public starting tomorrow, Feb 17 at 3pm PST. You'll get the option of purchasing a regular ticket or a special preorder of the upcoming fan club, Horizon Death Cult that will give you one year membership in the fan club and a Meet and Greet with BMTH at the shows."

The complete list of upcoming Bring Me The Horizon tour dates are as follows: More...

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Intense To Enter Thin Ice Studios In March

UK power metal band Intense has issued the following update on their new album:

"There’s always a wait for an Intense album and for this one that hasn’t changed. However this time it wasn’t planned as the guys took time off in 2009 to deal with personal matters. Writing still carried on for the album however and March 29th 2010 the first sessions for the brand new album commence."

"The band will be once again be recording at Thin Ice Studios with Karl Groom (Threshold) at the helm. Karl worked on both 'Second Sight' and 'As Our Army Grows.'"

"Recording will be once again a little fragmented due to Thin Ice’s Busy Schedule but the band hope to have the album completed by the end of June and are hopeful for an autumn release."

"As yet untitled the album will feature 9 new songs. A couple of the new songs were aired at their only live show last year at the Frontline in Ghent, Belgium and went down a storm."

Sean Hetherington comments on their live presence, "we’ve focussed on the album for obvious reasons but have East Riding Rock Festival on July 17th and are in talks regarding a European tour in October which we hope will be confirmed soon. We hope to get more shows lined up once we know when the album will be out."

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Shear Streaming Two New Songs

Finland's Shear is currently streaming two new songs online. The tracks "Trapped In A Shell" and "Mistakes," along with several other previously uploaded tracks from the band's new EP "In Solitude," can be heard via the Shear MySpace page.

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Omega Crom Reveals Debut Album Details

Vancouver power thrash metal band Omega Crom will be releasing their debut album, "Blood, Steel and Fire," which will be released on April 5th via Reversed Records. "Blood, Steel and Fire" was produced in collaboration with engineer Rob Shallcross (Strapping Young Lad, Zimmers Hole, GWAR, Darkest Hour, Fattooth).

The tracklisting for "Blood, Steel and Fire" [cover artwork] is as follows:

1. Warpath
2. Battlefield [mp3]
3. Calling The Dead
4. The Passing of Azazel
5. Teh Prisoner (The Drawing)
6. Playing God
7. Parliament of Stone
8. F.F.O.H.T.L
9. Metal Revolution More...

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Novembers Doom Posts New Music Video Online

American death/doom metal outfit Novembers Doom has posted a new music video online for the song, "A Eulogy For The Living Lost." You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's latest studio album, "Into Night's Requiem Infernal" which is available now through The End Records. More...

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Cavalera Conspiracy To Enter The Studio In April

Cavalera Conspiracy, the band featuring former Sepultura members (and co-founders) Max and Igor Cavalera, along with Soulfly guitarist Marc Rizzo, has announced that they will be entering the studio this April to begin work on their second studio album, the follow up to 2008's "Inflikted" record. The album is expected to be released sometime at the end of the year through Roadrunner Records. The news comes as a surprise to some since both Cavalera's have been keeping busy lately with their main musical projects, namely Soulfly and Mixhell. Igor Cavalera has also mentioned that there is a possibility of releasing a re-mixed version of "Inflikted" at some point and that they are hoping to get electronic favourites such as Soulwax and Justice to contribute. Stay tuned for further details.

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Bullet For My Valentine Reveals New Album Details

Welsh heavy rock band Bullet For My Valentine announced today that their forthcoming third studio album will be entitled, "Fever." The album is scheduled to be released on April 2nd through Sony BMG Records. The first single from the album is called "Your Betrayal" and will impact rock radio stations on March 8th. In the meantime, fans can download another new song named "Begging For Mercy" at this location.

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Taking Dawn Announces European Tour w/ Airbourne

Taking Dawn has just announced that they will be joining forces with Airbourne for a European tour starting in Milan on March 3rd and ending in Dublin on April 14th.

Currently on tour in the States with Theory of a Deadman, Taking Dawn has just released their debut album, "Time To Burn." The album will be released in the UK on April 12th, Continental Europe on March 1st, Japan in mid April, and Australia on March 1st.

Here are the remaining North American and upcoming European Taking Dawn tour dates:

Taking Dawn with Theory of a Deadman:
Feb 16, 2010 @ 6:00P - Senator Theatre Chico, California
Feb 17, 2010 @ 6:00P - Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, California
Feb 20, 2010 @ 7:00P - Knitting Factory Concert House, Spokane, Washington
Feb 21, 2010 @ 6:00P - Knitting Factory Concert House, Boise, Idaho
Feb 24, 2010 @ 6:00P - Great Falls Civic Center, Great Falls, Montana More...

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Charm Designer Parts Ways With Guitarist

Columbia's Charm Designer has issued the following update about parting ways with their guitarist:

"Hey everybody... As we already anticipated some weeks ago, it is now a fact that Charm Designer's longtime guitarist / keyboardist Carlos M. Mora, is no longer part of the crew, as he decided some time ago that he would leave the country due to his personal projects. Obviously, big changes are coming our way, our scheme will have to develop and find some new shapes in this months to come, in order to keep our hands on some projects we're already working on, and some other things that are a little bit more diffuse at the time. We are optimistic on this process to flow in a quick, productive way, so we can be able to have some news for you soon...as we really want to keep you all around.

"Of course, we have to take our time to thank Carlos for his big effort and commitment to the project since the very beginning, as we wish him the best in this new life he's just starting as well. We hope you'll be hearing from us soon and we are already counting on your support from the distance. More...

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Caliban Announces New Tour Dates

German metallers Caliban have issued the following update about new tour dates:

"Hey Calibaniacs, We are happy to announce that we will hit the road for our next European run in April and May. We are looking forward to share the stage with our friends Raised Fist. So get your asses up and come along to our shows for some great moshing and rocking. Get your tickets and let that tour going to be one hell of a tour!!! We also got some Asia Tour dates confirmed. Indonesia, Malaysia & Singapore, we’re coming back in April!!! We’re also confirmed for some bad-ass festivals in Europe. Wacken, With Full Force, Summerblast and more… check our dates!"

The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

25.02.2010 Stockholm (Swe), Close-Up Båten 2010
06.03.2010 Colfontaine (B),Maximum HxC/Metal Fest 2010
20.03.2010 Coruna (E), Expo
25.03.2010 Hannover (Ger), Musikcentrum
26.03.2010 Chemnitz (Ger), AJZ Talschock
27.03.2010 Gerstetten-Heldenfingen (Ger), Kliffrock-Festival
03.04.2010 Osnabrück (Ger), "Bastard-Club" - Benefit Show
09.04.2010 Singapore (SG), TBC
10.04.2010 Bandung (ID), TBC
11.04.2010 Kuala Lumpur (MY), Number One Cafe
21.04.2010 Schweinfurt (Ger), Alter Stadtbahnhof
22.04.2010 Ljubljana (Slo), Gala Hala
23.04.2010 Bologna (ITA), Blogos
24.04.2010 Rome (ITA), Black Out Rock Club
25.04.2010 Milano (ITA), Tunnel
26.04.2010 Grenoble (F), L'Amperage
28.04.2010 Barcelona (E), Sala Salamandra
29.04.2010 Madrid (E), Sala Penelope
01.05.2010 Durango (E), Plateruena Kafe Antzoky
02.05.2010 Limoges (F), John Lennon
03.05.2010 Nantes (F), tba
05.05.2010 Solothurn (CH), Kofmehl
06.05.2010 St. Gallen (CH), Grabenhalle
07.05.2010 Aachen (Ger), Musikbunker
08.05.2010 Rotterdam (NL), Wat
15.05.2010 Mining am See (A), Metalfest
19.06.2010 Trier (Ger), Summerblast Festival
04.07.2010 Roitschjora (Ger), With Full Force
07.08.2010 Wacken (Ger), Wacken Open Air
20.08.2010 Bukova (Sk), Minikvas

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Crystal Viper Posts New Song Performance Footage

Crystal Viper has posted performance footage online of the new song "Man Of Stone." The video clip, which was recorded at a recent show in Warsaw, can be viewed below.

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Fuck The Facts Streaming New Song Online

Fuck The Facts has issued the following update about streaming a new song online:

"We just posted a 2nd song (‘Wake’) from our upcoming ‘Unnamed’ 7” EP on our Myspace page. Check it out. The ‘Unnamed’ 7” release & European tour warm-up shows are coming up this weekend in Sudbury, ON & Kingston, ON. We will have 7-inches available at both shows. This will be the only chance to pick one up before the release date and before we take off to Europe. All pre-orders will be shipped by February 28th & will receive a download code for the EP by e-mail on February 21st (all 7” also include a download code). This is a completely independent DIY release. Any help in spreading the word is much appreciated. Thanks!"

The upcoming release shows for the "Unnamed" EP are as follows:

2/19 in SUDBURY, ON w/ Drowned In Viscera, The Prosthetic Hearts, Catharcyst, Overlord, Aftermath Of A Nightmare @ The Serbian Centre (231 Bloor St)

2/20 in KINGSTON, ON w/ Barn Burner @ AKA, (75 Queen St)

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Woe Of Tyrants Reveals New Album Artwork

Woe Of Tyrants have announced that their new album "Threnody" will be released worldwide on April 13th via Metal Blade while the band will be on the road with Overkill and Vader. The cover artwork for the album can be viewed at this location. The first single off the album, "Creatures Of The Mire," is now available for streaming via the band's official MySpace page.

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Abalam Issues New Album Update

Vocalist Bahn of U.K. black metal band Abalam has issued the following announcement about releasing a new album:

"Hails to all of our Brothers and Sisters Of Darkness. As you may know the release of 'Thy Eternal Sin' has been much delayed, generally due to reasons that have been beyond our control. We thank our label Ziekte.nl for their patience and understanding. We thank you our Brothers and Sisters for your support. The album is now all but finished and we are pleased to announce that it will feature in all, 10 tracks, and not as first suggested the 6 which would have created more of an MCD feel. We look forward to seeing and hearing from you all in the very near future... Ave Satanas."

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Descend Issues Tour Recap

Sweden's Descend has issued the following post-tour recap:

"Eeeey! We just came back from the Grave New Finland-tour that we were on with our friends Soulfallen and Preach. And it was.. how could I put this delicate? AWESOME! The venues we played at had great sound technicians and big scenes. I mean, these last few days rocked our worlds and we really got an appetite for this thing called touring. And we're really eager to do it again.

"Now that we're back we got (yes, I'm always talking for the others as well) a lot of inspiration to write new material. We will probably go to Andreas cabin next month and have a little writing session involving a good time, writing and beer. Thank you guys in Soulfallen for everything!"

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Tales From The Pit: Losing An Arm To The Crowd

We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week guitarist Carl Porcaro of New York hardcore act Killing Time shares a tale of losing limbs:

"I’ve seen a lot of crazy shit but some of the craziest shit I’ve seen has been with our own band. A lot of people don’t remember this but our singer (Anthony Comunale) used to have a trick arm and it would come flying out of the socket. We’d be playing songs and kids from the crowd or our road guys would take his arm and try to put it back in the socket and he’s screaming while this is going on. That happened very close to me at shows and I got a great view of it. There was one time where he came running down the stairs when we were playing this show and he says 'What’s up, this is Killing Time!' But then he goes flying over the monitor and hits the barrier they’ve put up so people don’t stage dive. He busts his arm out of the socket all of 15 seconds into the show."

"Funnily enough one time his arm came out of the socket during the first song and no matter how many people tried to help him he could not get it back in and was rushed to the hospital. We finished the set with all the kids in the audience singing led by our buddy cwolf who became our bass player 10 years later."

Carl recently spoke with Metal Underground.com about Killing Time's new album "Three Steps Back." Sample tracks from the album can be heard at the band's MySpace page.

Check back every Tuesday for more tales from the pit.

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The Accused Announces New Drummer

The Accused has announced their new drummer, Jaison Scott. Former drummer Mike Peterson is continuing to play in his other bands and projects and he and the members of The Accused remain close friends since the split.

The band commented on Scott, "Let me just say, he has made all the classic old hits by The Accused COME BACK TO LIFE!! Just like ZOMBIES DO!!"

The band is planning their first live shows of 2010. More information is to come soon.

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Revengia Prepares To Enter The Studio

Sweden's Revengia has issued the following update about preparing to enter the recording studio:

"This Saturday, we will enter the studio to record the new, yet untitled, Revengia album. We will start with the drums and be recording on and of for a few months. Follow what we do as we will update our blog every recording day. See ya there, starting Saturday!!!"

Sample Revengia tracks can be heard via their official MySpace page.

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Tom Morello Puts On Free Performance

Tom Morello performed for free on Saturday, February 13 - with just an acoustic guitar and harmonica - near the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California to show his support for the hospitality workers who have been fasting since February 9 in an effort to receive better healthcare. He played the Rage Against the Machine song "Guerrilla Radio" as well as a variation of a controversial "lost" verse of Woody Guthrie's American working class anthem "This Land is Your Land." Check out the video of Guerilla Radio below.

Read the full article at OC Weekly.

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Alestorm Announces Australian Tour

Scottish pirate metal outfit Alestorm has announced that they will be heading to Australia this June for a series of shows. A message from the band reads as follows:

"I'm freakin' excited to tell you all that we've just confirmed our first ever Australian Tour!

"We've been waiting for this a long time, and now it's finally happening! We'll be coming to Oz in the month of June for four gigs, as part of the Plunder Down Under tour. Yeah, most obvious name for a tour ever, I know. Deal with it, bitches."

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Daysend Announces Australian Tour and Support

Support bands for the recently announced Daysend tour have been revealed, which you can see below:

19/2: Amplifier Bar, Perth (Dyscord Album Launch)
20/2: Leederville HQ (U/18’s Dyscord album launch)
20/2: Rocket Room, Northbridge w/ Chaos Divine, Claim The Throne
26/2: Rosie’s / Monstrothic, Brisbane w/ Silver Ocean Storm, Aeternitas, Inhailed, The Fevered
27/2: Miami Shark Bar, Gold Coast w/ Lynchmada, Humality, The Sever Project
11/3: The National Hotel, Geelong w/ Dyscord, Tainted (NZ), A Fallen Theory
12/3: The Espy, Melbourne w/ Dyscord, Tainted (NZ), Death Audio, Moredhel, A Million Dead Birds Laughing, Lanstrum, Untruth
13/3: The Pier Hotel, Frankston w/ Dyscord, Tainted (NZ), Death Audio
19/3: The Cambridge, Newcastle w/ Dyscord, Kindred, Red Dawn
20/3:The Chilli Lounge, Wyong (A/Ages) w/ Dyscord, Mercify, Spread The Ashes
27/3: Fowlers, Adelaide Mini Fest w/ Dyscord, Double Dragon, Union Buries It’s Own, Slow Motion Jones, Orphans of The Sky, Dogs With Bees In Their Mouths

Daysend will release their third album, "Within The Eye Of Chaos," through Stomp in Australia on February 19th.

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Trivium To Record New Album This Year

In a recent interview with Australian webzine Inside Out, Trivium bass player Paolo Gregoletto revealed that the band are currently planning to write more than an albums worth of new material and to head to the studio this summer. An excerpt from the interview reads as follows:

Inside Out: You guys are no doubt already in writing mode for the next album?

Gregoletto: Well, we’ve been writing and rehearsing a couple of new songs in our normal rehearsals, its well on the way! We are moving very quickly with it, we are going to write and record way over an albums worth of material. We are going to do way more than we have to so if games, movies or TV shows come up we will have new exclusive music for them. We will probably record in the summer… I think that’s the goal."

Read the full article at InsideOut Myspace blog.

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Marduk Announces South American Tour

Swedish black metal outfit Marduk has announced a series of shows in South America that will kick off in April. The tour dates are as follows:

April 9 - Campo Grande/MS, Brazil - República Music Bar
April 10 - Fortaleza/CE, Brazil - Clube Santa Cruz
April 11 - Rio de Janeiro/RJ, Brazil - Teatro Odisséia
April 14 - Bueno Aires, Argentina - TBC
April 15 - Campinas/SP, Brazil - Hammer Rock Bar
April 16 - São Paulo/SP, Brazil - Hangar 110
April 17 - Belo Horizonte/MG, Brazil - Bar Brasil
April 18 - Brasília/DF, Brazil - Boate Capital Clube
April 19 - Porto Alegre/RS, Brazil - Bar Opinião

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More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2010

The organisers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival has announced several more bands for this year's edition of the event. Among the latest acts are American thrash metal legends Slayer, British gothic metal veterans Paradise Lost, heavy metal icons Saxon and death metal legends Cannibal Corpse and Deicide. Also confirmed are Steel Panther, U.D.O., A Day To Remember, 36 Crazyfists, Atreyu, Between The Buried And Me, Unearth, Anathema and Rise To Remain. The festival will take place in the town of Dessel from June 25th - 27th.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Download All Hail The Ruin's Entire EP For Free

UK progressive hardcore metal band All Hail The Ruin has posted their entire EP, "Above Us The Waves," online for download at this location.

The band comments on their decision, "Hey gang, how's it going? Basically to get to the point we're sorry that we've left anyone who cares in the dark for so long, we've been working really hard with the new members to get our new material up to scratch and such things in that nature. Alot of things at the moment seem to be taking a much slower pace then we want to but what you gonna do eh? Anyways moaning aside we are still a band and we're still working our ball bags off. So as a present to everyone that is still hanging on to us finally coming back again we are putting our EP 'Above Us The Waves' up for free download."

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Trident Reveals Debut Album Details

Swedish blackened death metallers TRIDENT will release their debut album, "World Destruction," on March 22, 2010 via Regain Records. Three new tracks, "Slaves To Anguish," "World Destruction," and "Jaws of Satan," are currently streaming on the band's official MySpace page. The CD was recorded at Sonic Train Studios in Varberg, Sweden with engineers Andy La rouqe (King Diamond) and Nico Elgstrand (Entombed). Features artwork by Brazilian artist Marcelo Vasco.

"World Destruction" tracklisting is as follows:
01. The Trident
02. Jaws of Satan (Spawns of Hell)
03. Nemesis
04. Black Velvet Wings
05. Stockholm Bloodbath
06. Luciferian Call
07. Blackened Souls
08. Slaves to Anguish
09. World Destruction
10. Mephisto

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Five More Bands Announced For Download 2010

The organisers of Britain' Download Festival have revealed that in addition the recent announcement that Aerosmith and Rage Against The Machine will be headlining the event over the weekend, five more bands have also been confirmed. American heavy metal favourites Lamb Of God will be performing, along with Thirty Seconds To Mars, Five Finger Death Punch, Stone Sour and veteran rocker Billy Idol. The festival will take place at Donington Park from June 11th - 13th.

The lineup is now as follows:

AC/DC (Friday headliner)
Them Crooked Vultures
Bullet For My Valentine
Wolfmother
Lamb Of God
Rage Against The Machine (Saturday headliner)
Deftones
Thirty Seconds To Mars
Megadeth
Billy Idol
Volbeat
Aerosmith (Sunday headliner)
Stone Temple Pilots
Stone Sour
Motorhead
Five Finger Death Punch

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Iron Maiden Completes Work On New Album

According to a brief update from producer Kevin Shirley, British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden has completed work on their fifteenth studio album. The message reads as follows: "There's still work to do, but the band portion is complete and in the can, so to speak."

No details have been revealed regarding the album's name or possible release date, but it will be distributed through EMI Records.

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