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Metal News for February 2, 2009

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25 news articles posted on this day.

Lothloryen Announces South American Tour

The brazilian heavy/folk metal act LOTHLÖRYEN is preparing to hit the road with a tour to promote their new album, entitled "Some Ways Back No More," released in Brazil through Die Hard Records.

The tour, entitled "In The Name of Tolkien - Folk Metal Tour 2009", will begin in March and will be a true "bard's alliance" and will feature the support act SkaldicSoul, which will be promoting their album "Paths In The Highland," and also Blind Guardian Cover Union, a band formed by members of both bands with the vocalists Daniel Felipe and Rogério Malgor, who have a tone of voice similar to Hansi Kürsch.

About the tour, Leko Soares, Lothlöryen's guitarist, comments: "Everything began after our first show to promote "Some Ways..." last year, when we became friends of SkaldicSoul. The affinity of both bands and the love shared for Tolkien's works, folk metal, and Blind Guardian, made us to search the ways to make the project of a conceptual tour to work. We hope that the producers embrace the idea and help us to bring Tolkien and metal to many places as possible."

There are plans of including booths for RPG, mediaeval culture and local Tolkien communities on the shows. Those interested in booking tour dates should send an e-mail to bardsalliance@yahoo.com.br.

You can get information about Lothlöryen and check out their music on the band's MySpace page.

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Upcoming Halford Releases Delayed

Metal God Entertainment has re-scheduling its upcoming "Halford Rock In Rio" Special Edition Blu Ray, "Resurrection" Remastered and "Live Insurrection" Remastered CD releases to week of March 10, 2009.

The label issued the following statement on the delays:

"Recent changes in the distribution and retail sectors of our industry have found our key distributors assisting labels in need and sorting through retail closings. Metal God Entertainment has been affected on several fronts - most notably with the loss of Fusion 3 our Canadian Distributor.

"Metal God Entertainment is distributed in the USA by Super D, Japan by Sony Music with the rest of the world and all digital content distributed world-wide by ADA Global / Warner Music Group."

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The Ascendicate Posts New Song, "Burden," Online

Christian metal band The Ascendicate has posted a song from their upcoming album "To Die As Kings!" You can check out the new song "Burden" on their MySpace page.

"To Die As Kings" will be available in stores and online February 10th. You can pre-order your copy from the Solid State Store and look out for the CD/T-Shirt combo.

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Russian Circles To Have Song In CSI: Miami Tonight

Suicide Squeeze recording artists Russian Circles will have a song featured on tonight's episode of CSI: Miami. The song, "Station," will be played sometime during the episode that airs tonight, Monday, February 2 on CBS at 10:00PM Eastern/Pacific.

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Horse The Band Signs To Vagrant Records

Horse The Band has issued the following statement about signing to Vagrant Records:

"Southern California’s metaphysical DIY badasses HORSE THE BAND have signed to Vagrant Records. The oft-misunderstood band of horses is currently writing material for their fourth full-length with plans to enter the studio in March. A mid-summer release is expected.

“Finally we can breathe as humans breathe, walk as humans walk,” says vocalist Nathan Winneke. “Band as horses band,” chimes in drummer Daniel Pouliot. Keyboardist Erik Engstrom comments, “Vagrant Records has been home to so many of our favorite bands. Now (9, 8, and 7 years after I sent them our first, second, and third demos respectively) the label has renewed their holy vows to ‘excellence’ by signing us.” More...

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Theory Of A Deadman Announces In-Store Signings

Roadrunner Records has issued the following statement about Theory Of A Deadman making in-store signing appearances:

"Wanna Meet Theory Of A Deadman? Well they want to meet you, head down to any of the following Best Buy locations and meet the band and Hinder along the Motley Crue/Saints Of Los Angeles Tour. They will be signing copies of their new album Scars & Souvenirs and you can enter to win a Gibson Guitar signed by every band on the tour as well as a pair of tickets to the show. Times, dates, and locations are listed below, bring your "Bad Girlfriends" and tell the band why you "Hate Your Life."

Times and locations below: More...

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Nightwish Unveils New CD/DVD Album Details

Nightwish has issued the following statement about the details of their upcoming CD/DVD:

"New Nightwish-release is out at March 2009. MCD was recorded during still continuing "Dark Passion Play World Tour". Release include also bonus-DVD with material from Israel to South-America, directed by Ville Lipiäinen."

1. Bye Bye Beautiful
2. Whoever Brings The Night
3. Amaranth
4. The Poet And The Pendulum
5. Sahara
6. The Islander
7. Last Of The Wilds
8. 7 Days To The Wolves

Bonus tracks:
9. Escapist
10. While Your Lips Are Still Red
11. Cadence Of Her Last Breath (Demo)

1. Bye Bye Beautiful (promo)
2. Amaranth (promo)
3. Islander (promo)
4. Documentary 37 min

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Amoral Issues New Album Details

Finnish metallers Amoral have issued the following update about their upcoming release:

"New Amoral material will be available in February! A single called “Year Of The Suckerpunch” will be released in 11.2., and the song will be aired on Finnish radio stations starting this Friday.

“Year Of The Suckerpunch” is a song from the upcoming, yet unnamed 4th album which will be released in May. The recordings of the album are now done, and it’s going through the mixing process at the moment.

"Second song on the single will be a Misfits cover, “Dig Up Her Bones”. Pre-order the CD single from Record Store X now!"

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Municipal Waste Prepares To Record New Album

Earache Records has issued the following statement about Municipal Waste recording a new album in March:

"EARACHE recording artists, MUNICIPAL WASTE are set to start work on recording their new, yet to be titled album this March at Red Planet Studios in their hometown of Richmond, VA. The album will be produced by Zeuss, who had produced the band's last album, THE ART OF PARTYING.

"The writing process for the new record is almost complete and the band is excited about bringing new ideas to the table. Frontman Tony Foresta comments: "So far the song writing is coming off a lot more aggressive than our previous efforts." Drummer Dave Witte agrees: "This set of new songs are challenging and super fun to play, we turned up the aggressive and speed knobs while keeping the good time intact." More...

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New Bands Confirmed For L.A. Murderfest 2009

The 2009 L.A. Murderfest will be taking place on May 9th and 10th at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA. The official L.A. Murderfest website has been updated with the following list of confirmed bands:


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Supreme Pain Issues Recording Update

Dutch death metal band Supreme Pain has issued the following update about the recording for "Nemesis Enforcer," their upcoming album:

"In a few hours we start with the recordings of our second cd at The Soundlodge Studio with producer Jorg Uken in Germany. All music and lyrics are finished and it is fast, aggressive, brutal and sick !!!! The cd will contain 8 tracks of extreme brutality.

Here is the tracklist :

1 - Vengeful Wrath
2 - Legacy Of Chaos
3 - The Unholy Throne
4 - Treshold Of Immortality
5 - To Serve In Slavery
6 - Lobotomy Of The Soul
7 - Goddess Of Divine Retribution
8 - Nemesis Enforcer

"The cover artwork is already finished and posted on the page and it as sick as the music will be. Great job done by Mottla Art from Austria !!! So for the forthcoming 10 days we will be busy to record the sickness and create some aggressive brutal death metal !!!"

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Daath Streaming New Song "The Worthless" Online

Georgia metal band Daath are now streaming the track "The Worthless" from their upcoming album "The Concealers," which will be released through Century Media records. The song can be heard on the band's official MySpace page.

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The 69 Eyes Announces Warsaw Signing Session

Finland's The 69 Eyes has issued the following information about an in-store signing in Warsaw:

"Meet The 69 Eyes in Warsaw!!! Date: 13.02. Time: 3:00 pm (local time) Where: Empik Megastore, Warszawa, ul. . Nowy Swiat 15/17"

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Xandria To Reveal New Vocalist Soon

German goth metal band Xandria has issued the following statement about unveiling their new vocalist:

"You all might have guessed by the fact that there are so many new live dates that the day wouldn't be far: And right, in one week, on Sunday, February the 8th, on our official homepage, we will present the new Xandria vocalist to you!"

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Desultory Inks Record Deal With Pulverized

Pulverized Records has issued the following update about signing Swedish death metal act Desultory:

"It is with our immense pleasure to announce that we had dug up an old Swedish Death Metal gem from the late 80's and bring you the legendary DESULTORY !

"With 3 ridiculously under-rated albums ( Into Eternity , Bitterness and Swallow The Snake respectively) under Metal Blade Records , the band was put to sleep indefinitely and was conjured back to life only recently. We are very eager to see what form of Death Metal disaster awaits us with this classic resurrection!! More...

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Sigh Vocalist Dr. Mikannibal Records Vocals Naked

SIGH's Mirai Kawashima recently penned the first of several exclusive studio blogs for MetalSucks. The band is currently in the studio recording their 8th studio album "Scenes From Hell" which will see a release by The End Records later in 2009. In the inaugural studio blog entry, Kawashima talks about the title of the new album, reveals that a full orchestra will be on the recording, and sheds light on female vocalist Dr. Mikannibal's penchant for recording her vocal tracks while naked. An excerpt follows:

"The biggest difference between this album and the previous ones is that we’re using the real orchestral instruments such as a string quartet, trumpet, trombone, tuba, flute, oboe, clarinet and so on. The score is very huge - the one for strings exceeds 100 pages! Definitely the orchestration sounds extremely vivid and powerful this time, and I can safely assure that this will be by far the most grandoise album by Sigh!

"Also this is going to be the first original album that features Dr. Mikannibal. She’s playing the alto, tenor and batirone saxophones along with taking care of some of the vocals.

"The next report will be about her vocal recordings. She always gets naked when she records the vocals claiming that she feels much more energy like that…"

Read the full article at MetalSucks.net.

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Visions of Atlantis Announces New Female Vocalist

Austrian symphonic metallers, Visions of Atlantis, have issued the following update welcoming their new female vocalist, Joanna Nieniewska:

"We are proud and happy to present Joanna Nieniewska as the new female Voice of Visions of Atlantis. This 20 year old Austrian girl offers a wide range and a strong soprano combined with a great natural feeling for vocal harmonies. For more information about her just take a look into the forum where you can find an exclusive interview with Joanna."

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Sanctification Posts New Music Online

Swedish death metallers, Sanctification, have posted two new songs on their MySpace page from their upcoming album "Black Reign." The band currently has the songs "Storm," "Black Reign," "Flesh Bone and Skin," "Dead Forever," and "Raw" on their MySpace page available for streaming. A release date for the new album will be announced soon.

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Rotten Posts New Song, "The Shovel Slayer," Online

Dutch death metalles, Rotten, have uploaded a "slightly mixed" new track to their MySpace page. The track, "The Shovel Slayer," comes off their upcoming debut album. The album is due out some time this month.

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Breed 77, Susperia and Illuminatus UK Tour Dates

Breed 77, Susperia and Illuminatus will be teaming up to play the following UK shows:

May 18 - Bideford Palladium
May 19 - Newport TJ's
May 20 - Bristol Academy
May 21 - Birmingham Academy
May 22 - London Islington Academy
May 23 - Sheffield Corporation
May 24 - Liverpool Academy
May 25 - Newcastle Academy
May 26 - Glasgow Cathouse
May 27 - Leeds Rio's
May 28 - Nottingham Rock City

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Wolverine Bassist Checks In

Thomas Jansson, the bass player for Swedish metal Wolverine, has posted the following report online:

"Just wanted to jot down a few lines regarding the progress of our upcoming album. We have been working rather frequently on recording demo-versions of the songs to be sent to the label for approval. The tracks will most likely be sent within a week's time. All material for the album has not yet been written and arranged, but we are getting there - we have all the ideas we need! Now it's just a matter of finalizing the 'basic' arrangements for the last few songs. When this is done, further details will be added more easily. Now chew on this for a while and dwell in your own fantasies about the future emotional treats we will try to provide you music-wise."

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Tommy Lee Caught In Police Investigation

ABC News is reporting:

Rocker Tommy Lee is tangled in a police investigation after officials forced his helicopter to land amid reports the aircraft was flying erratically.

The Motley Crue drummer, who was not piloting, was reportedly told to land at Los Angeles' Van Nuys airport at approximately 10:45am on Sunday after the Los Angeles Police Department alerted flight officials.

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Exclusive Crown The Lost Song On Our MySpace

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania power-thrashers Crown The Lost have advanced us an exclusive new song off their upcoming sophomore album, "Blind Faith Loyalty." You can listen to their new song, "Finality," exclusively on Metal Underground.com's MySpace page. "Blind Faith Loyalty" is set for release via Cruz Del Sur on March 9, 2009.

To hear additional music from Crown The Lost, check out their MySpace page here, where you can also hear new tracks "Defame The Hypocrites," "Bound To Wrath," title track "Blind Faith Loyalty," and additional songs from their debut releases "Reverence Dies Within."

Here's the complete tracklisting of "Blind Faith Loyalty":

1. Defame the Hypocrites
2. Drawing the Parallel
3. Bound To Wrath
4. Symbiotic
5. Finality
6. Dreaming In Reverse
7. Privation
8. Impose Your Will
9. Hollow Refuge
10. Blind Faith Loyalty

"Finality" will only be up on our MySpace page for a limited time, so go check it out.

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Two AC/DC Songs Selected For Wrestlemania Theme

AC/DC will have two of their songs adopted as the official theme songs for this years wrestling extravaganza, Wrestlemania. "War Machine" from the bands latest album, "Black Ice" has been selected, as has the classic "Shoot To Thrill" from the classic "Back In Black" album. The band will be performing at the event which will be held on April fifth at the Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.

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Skinlab Bassist Checks In From The Studio

Skinlab's bassist and vocalist Steev Esquivel has posted the following studio report online: "Hey what's up friends...

"Drums are done!!! And fuckin' sik at that, no doctoring up or fuckin' beat detected. Paul crushed his tracks out in 3 days and sound great!! We are all excited as hell to get this started. Huge thanks to Juan @ Trident for sneakin' us in between bands for some after hours tracking!!

"As most of you know we've been in talks with several different labels about the release of the new Skinlab, as most negotiations go things were taking forever so we decided to go ahead and begin recording this bastard without a label!! That's right... for the first time in our Skinlab's career we decided to take matters in our own hands and begin without the support of the "big Machine"! We believe in this new material so much that we're gonna record it on our own dime and our own time. More...

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