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Metal News for February 20, 2008

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32 news articles posted on this day.

The Dillinger Escape Plan Release US Tour Dates

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN and THE BLED appear to be teaming up for an upcoming U.S. tour. The following dates so far have been released:

with HEAVY HEAVY LOW LOW:
April 7 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
April 9 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
April 10 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
April 11 - Boise, ID @ The Venue
April 12 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon Theatre

April 18 - Fort Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theater

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Stream Dismember's Entire New Album Online

The new self-titled album from long-running Swedish death metallers DISMEMBER is being streamed in its entirety on MP3.com. Released in Europe this past Monday (February 18) via Regain (April 1 in the U.S.), the CD was recorded at B.A.S. studios with producer Nico Elgstrand (MURDER SQUAD, KRUX, MERCILESS, ENTOMBED).

"Dismember" (cover artwork) track listing is as follows:

01. Death Conquers All
02. Europa Burns
03. Under A Bloodred Sky
04. The Hills Have Eyes
05. Legion
06. Tide Of Blood
07. Combat Fatigue
08. No Honor In Death
09. To End It All
10. Dark Depths
11. Black Sun More...

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Forests Of Old Signs To RuneFire Records

RuneFire Records has just signed a new band FORESTS OF OLD hailing from Ohio/Pennsylvania. They play in the styles of the early swedish black metal scene. You can hear some samples of their music (demo tracks) on the band's MySpace page.

The label will be releasing their debut full-length album on May 20th, 2008. The album is titled "Maleficarvm" and contains over 55 minutes of grueling atmospheric black metal. You can pre-order it now for a discounted price of $5 at runefirerecords.com.

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Unanimated Regroups, Writing New Music

Apparently having reunited and writing new music together, classic Swedish death metal combo UNANIMATED posted the following statement on their homepage:

"Some brief information on was going on in the Unanimated camp!

"For the past two weeks I have had very good and promising conversations with the boys back in Stockholm. We are getting the final pieces together and we are all on the same page on whats need to be done, more and more music is written...Peter sent me two new songs today and Jojje is writing again like he hasn't in years, and talking to Mike... he is working on lyrics....It feels good!

"Its like it's 1994 again hehehe! We are very excited and ambitious to start the recording proses for the new album. If everything goes as planed(like it never does) we are planing to start this summer with the recording.

"The merchandise that i promised to have available now is slightly delayed, I Having some design issues. But all this should be sorted out within the next week. I will let ya'll know when the merchandise is ready and available.

"Until next time....
DEATH TO LIFE!!!
Richard & Unanimated"

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Corperation 187 Shoot Video For "My Sickness"

Sweden-based thrashers CORPORATION 187 have issued the following update:

"Saturday, February 9th, 2008 we filmed for what is going to become our next video - for the song 'My Sickness'."

"Anders Carlborg (Explosiv Film) and Errol Tanriverdi (ETmedia) directed and filmed our moves and violent features. We have uploaded some pics from the video shoot on our MySpace."

"The video will be online in a couple of weeks."

"Stay tuned!" More...

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Opeth Confirm More European Festival Dates

OPETH have confirmed more European festival dates in support of their newly announced album, Watershed,
due out on June 3rd in North America - a day earlier internationally via Roadrunner. Live dates includes:

June
6 - Rock Am Ring - Germany
7 - Rock Im Park - Germany
21 - Field of Rock - Biddinghuiser - Holland
22 - Hellfest - Clisson - France
26 - Peace and Love - Borlange - Sweden
27 - Metal Town - Gothenburg - Sweden
29 - Graspop - Desselt - Belgium

July
5 - Ruis Rock - Turku - Finland
6 - Metalcamp, Julisch Alps - Slovakia
9 - Rock Wave - Athens - Greece
12 - Milan Evolution Festival - Italy

August
1 - Wacken Open Air - Wacken, Germany
3 - Ankkarock - Helsinki - Finland
16 - Metal Heart Festival - Lillehammer, Norway
17 - Bloodstock Open Air - Catton Hall Derby - UK More...

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Grave Post New Song For Streaming

Regain Records has launched a special GRAVE MySpace page featuring a streaming version of one track - "Bloodpath" - from the Swedish death metal masters' eighth album, "Dominion VIII", which will be released in Europe on April 21, 2008. To view the CD art, goto the Myspace page linked above.

The tracklisting for "Dominion VIII" is as follows: "A World In Darkness," "Fallen (Angel Son)," "Deathstorm," "Stained By Hate," "Bloodpath," "Annihilated Gods," "Sinners Lust," "Dark Signs," "8th Dominion."

According to a recent update, "Dominion VIII," "will contain nine tracks of sheer evil and mass brutality."

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Kylesa Issue Post European Tour Update

KYLESA have returned from their European tour with Baroness and offer up the following update:

"We just got back from touring Europe with Baroness. Thanks to everyone who helped out, came to the shows, put us up or showed us around. Special thanks to the Marricle, whom without, we would have been completely lost. And of course, Stachel, for the quick whit and four wheels. Thanks to all of our fans who supported us even when Robert had to go home due to a tragic family loss. It is really appreciated."

"We've got a few shows planned for late May on the east coast. Other than that, we will continue working on our new record."

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The Absence Announce New Drummer

Tampa, Florida-based melodic thrash metal band THE ABSENCE has issued the following update:

"Well, a lot of people have written us asking how the drummer search is going. We had some good drummers show up to the audition on [February] 3rd. We video taped all of them and watched the videos. After all the auditions we found a guy who just nailed the songs very well and we have been rehearsing with him every week since. His name is Justin Reynolds. The kid is wicked good and keeps time very well without a click track. That is a quality you don't find often in a drummer."

"So now that the drummer search is over, get ready for THE ABSENCE to start touring again and bringing headbanging metal to your town! We are all excited and feel like a huge weight has been lifted off our shoulders. We can't wait to hit the road soon."

"Thanks to all the drummers who came out to the audition. We appreciate your efforts."

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Scale The Summit Plans Month-Long US Tour

Houston’s SCALE THE SUMMIT have confirmed plans to tour from late this month into late March across the southern and eastern United States, playing with a handful of different bands along the way, including several shows with God Is An Astronaut and an appearance by the instrumental quartet at Austin, Texas’ South By Southwest music festival on March 14.

In the meantime, SCALE THE SUMMIT continues to work on new material for the forthcoming Prosthetic Records debut, which is tentatively scheduled for a late 2008 release. "We're all very excited about working with Prosthetic Records and are looking forward to what we will accomplish together in the future," guitarist Chris Letchford previously stated." We are currently preparing to go out on the road in 2008 in support of our current release 'Monument,' while also showcasing the new material that we have written for our first Prosthetic release. The new songs have really helped us solidify our signature sound, so expect to hear more evolved, face melting instrumental jams from SCALE THE SUMMIT!"

Formed in Los Angeles in 2004, the band has previously released the self-financed full-length, "Monument," which has been receiving positive press worldwide. Songs from "Monument" are available online at the band’s MySpace page.

Here are the latest SCALE THE SUMMIT tour dates: More...

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Nile Schedule Mexico In-Store Drum Clinic

South Carolina-based technical death metallers NILE have scheduled an in-store signing session at Mexico's Rock Shop Insurgentes #363, 1ER Piso Col. Condesa, Metro Chilpancingo on Thursday, February 21 at 6:00 p.m. At 4:00 p.m., NILE's George Kollias will hold a drum clinic at the same store.

In other news, NILE mainman Karl Sanders (recently voted #1 "Musician of 2007" in Terrorizer magazine's readers' poll) will be giving a FREE hometown guitar MasterClass on March 1 at Eastside Guitars in Greenville, SC.

Lessons will include:

* Extreme metal guitar techniques,
* Melodic guitar application within a death metal context,
* Warm-up routines,
* Chops-building exercises, and more.

Registration is required. Pease call 864-281-9771 for details. More...

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Debauchery To Release 'Continue To Kill' In April

German death metallers DEBAUCHERY will release their new album, "Continue To Kill", on April 4 via AFM Records.

According to a press relase, "Continue To Kill" is "the fifth album from DEBAUCHERY and the fantastic follow-up to their successful blood-spattered platter 'Back In Blood': more evil, more brutal, much faster. With the dynamic and powerful production of Dennis Ward (ANGRA, KROKUS, PINK CREAM 69) leant to a much heavier genre, 'Continue To Kill' is on its way to finally signaling a breakthrough for these German blood-busters. With guest musicians such as Tom Naumann (ex-PRIMAL FEAR), Schmier (DESTRUCTION, HEADHUNTER) and Tomasz (ex-BELPHEGOR), this record takes on a new slant."

Check out the new song "Blood God Rising" on the DEBAUCHERY MySpace page.

DEBAUCHERY's video for the song "Lords of Battle" can be viewed below. The track comes off the group's debut album, "Back in Blood", which was released in March 2007 via AFM Records. The CD was recorded at House of Music studios in Winterach, Germany with producer Dennis Ward and was made available as a double digipack, featuring a bonus CD containing seven cover versions of songs from RAMMSTEIN, MANOWAR and THE BEATLES, among other artists.

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Compos Mentis Begin Writing New Album

Danish death metal band COMPOS MENTIS — whose second album, "Gehennesis", was released in March 2007 via Mighty Music — has issued the following update:

"This spring we have gone under ground in order to focus on composing material for our third album, which will be recorded at CBStudios on various occasions during July and August.

"Since the recording of 'Gehennesis', three menbers have joined COMPOS MENTIS, namely Ken (guitar), Rune (keyboard), and Claus (bass), and with these lineup changes we had a perfect chance to further develop the music of COMPOS MENTIS."

"All members — new as old — are contributing to the making of the new album and the songs that have been written so far are faster and more riff-orientated and the song structures are a bit more straightforward than previously. It still sounds like COMPOS MENTIS, of course, but with a whole lot more to it!" More...

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Tub Ring Issue Start of Tour Update

Chicago’s high-energy rock ensemble TUB RING start a three week tour tomorrow with FOXY SHAZAM, KARATE HIGH SCHOOL, and PEACHCAKE. The band finishes up the tour with an appearance at The End Records’ showcase as this year’s SXSW Festival on March 15th, 2008 in Austin, Texas with the ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, JARBOE, NADJA, and GIANT.

An update online from bassist Trevor Erb reads:

"Hey dudes and dudettes! This is a boarding call for all passengers on the flight/bus/train/bicycle bound for the ‘Woo!!! Spring Break ‘92…Let’s Make Some Bad Decisions‘ Tour, your vessel has arrived, it’s time to head out."

"If you’re reading this, then you’ll be pleased to know that we’re either finishing up a last minute rehearsal, packing the van and trailer, or already on the road and well into our journey. All of these things should make you happy, because for the next month we’ll be out with some great friends of ours that we haven’t seen in sometime, and that always makes for a good time. FOXY SHAZAM, KARATE HIGH SCHOOL, and PEACHCAKE are joining us on this tour, and I think that’s a what you can call a ‘really big show.’ In the spirit of Spring Break, it’s safe to assume that we’ll be sauntering around with fruity drinks topped off with cute little parasol toothpicks and looking for a ‘killer foam party,’ so please point us in the right direction, and make sure our glasses are topped off." More...

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Agnostic Front's "Addiction" Video To Debut On HBB

AGNOSTIC FRONT’s video for "Addiction," a track off their late 2007 release, Warriors, will debut on MTV2's Headbangers Ball this Saturday, February 23rd at 11 p.m. EASTERN / 8 p.m. PACIFIC.

These godfathers of New York Hardcore will be participating in The Black n Blue Bowl (formerly known as the Superbowl of Hardcore) at Studio B in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, April 5th. Tickets can be purchased in advance here.

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Cryptopsy Cancel South American Tour

Extreme metal titans, CRYPTOPSY, have been forced to cancel their recently announced tour of South America in March, after drummer Flo Mounier broke his knee cap. Mounier had completed the drum tracking process for the group’s new album prior to the incident, so it did not affect the recording. The tour of South America is expected to be re-scheduled later in 2008.

Cryptopsy are currently putting the finishing touches on their sixth full-length, The Unspoken King, which will surface through Century Media this summer. The group recently announced the addition of new frontman Matt McGachy (3 MILE SCREAM) and keyboards/samplist Maggie Durand to their lineup.

Alex Auburn (guitars) states: “Right now the band is plunged deeply into the production of the new album and so far everything is going well. Fans will be amazed by the diversity and open minded vision of extremes for this particular entity. Some song titles we’ve been working on are ‘Worship Your Demons', ‘Resurgence Of An Empire’ and ‘Silence The Tyrants'. More news to follow soon.” More...

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Iron Maiden's "Somewhere Back In Time" US Dates

From onstage last night (Feb 19), amid the pandemonium in front of 14,000 screaming fans at a packed Los Angeles Forum, Iron Maiden announced the first leg of their eagerly anticipated North American summer tour. Tickets for Iron Maiden's current "Somewhere Back In Time World Tour 2008" dates at the Los Angeles Forum and New Jersey's Izod Centre sold out months in advance. The band are delighted to announce they are coming back for more major USA concerts this summer which will take them to a number of cities they have not played in many years along with a return to the Los Angeles area with two nights at the 16,000 capacity Verizon Amphitheatre on Friday May 30 and Saturday May 31. Tickets for the majority of these shows will go on sale to the public on Saturday, March 1st. A special pre-sale will be made available exclusively to members of the Iron Maiden fan club, who will also be eligible to enter to be "First to the stage barrier." Full details can be found on ironmaiden.com.

Here are the latest "Somewhere Back In Time World Tour 2008" USA Tour dates:

Wed 5/21/08 San Antonio, TX Verizon Wireless on sale 3/1 10am
Thu 5/22/08 Houston, TX Woodlands on sale 3/1 10am
Sun 5/25/08 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion on sale 3/1 10am
Mon 5/26/08 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Pavilion on sale 3/15 10am
Wed 5/28/08 Concord, CA Concord on sale 3/9 10am
Fri 5/30/08 Los Angeles, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre on sale 3/1 10am
Sat 5/31/08 Los Angeles, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre on sale 3/1 10am
Mon 6/2/08?? Seattle, WA White River Amph ? on sale 3/8 10am

The full list of Iron Maiden's international tour dates can be found on ironmaiden.com.

The "Somewhere Back In Time World Tour 08" was inspired by Maiden's recently released DVD, "Live After Death" (New Door Records/Ume). Filmed and recorded over four spectacular nights at Long Beach Arena on the "Powerslave Tour" in 1985, this has long been a benchmark for rock concert videos and live albums, and the CD remains one of the biggest-selling live albums ever with sales in excess of six million worldwide. With the video having been largely unavailable for many years, the fans' massive interest in this legendary concert continues to this day with the DVD debuting at No. 1 on charts around the world (including The UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark and Finland), as well as No 2 on the Billboard USA Chart and in Canada.

This tour revisits the band's history by focusing almost entirely on their classic 80's period in both choice of songs played and the stage set, which is based around the legendary Egyptian Production of that "Powerslave Tour" as portrayed on the Live After Death DVD. This will arguably be the most elaborate and spectacular show the band have ever presented. Furthermore, the band intends to bring along for this summer leg of the tour the colossal mummy of Eddie, as featured on the Live After Death DVD, along with various other elements of the show that would not fit on their 757 on the first leg of this tour, which included the shows at the Forum and Izod Centre. Sadly no jumbo has a door big enough to fit in such a massive and imposing monster.

Says vocalist Bruce Dickinson: "We are all greatly looking forward to getting back to see our fans in places like Texas, the South West and Seattle where we haven't played for quite some time. And for this leg we will be able to bring along all Eddie's toys which we couldn't get on our plane during the first leg. We are all having a great time on this tour and really can?t believe the excitement it is creating round the world and the huge numbers of people who are turning out to see us. It makes for a really very exciting time for all of us, fans and band alike."

Maiden kicked off their record-breaking "Somewhere Back In Time World Tour 08" in Mumbai, India on February 1st, before it rolled into Australia and Japan earlier this month - their first visit to the country in 15 years. Sky News joined the band from departure in the UK through the Indian leg to document Maiden's enormous international profile They received an unprecedented amount of coverage which rolled across the network for two whole days. View the links below to experience the Maiden Boeing 757, the fan hysteria and exclusive footage of the first night of the tour in Mumbai. Channel 9 News in Australia also caught up with the band landing in Sydney and cameras around the world are expected to follow the band throughout this tour. Some such video footage is available online:

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Sepultura Announce Venue for Equador Dates

SEPULTURA have updated their tour itinerary to announce the venues for their previously announced dates in Equador.

The band's upcoming live dates include:

2/23 - Fortaleza, Brazil - Arena
3/13 - Lima, Peru - venue tba
3/14 - Guayaquil, Equador - Coliseo Abel Jimenez Parra
3/15 - Quito, Equador - Plaza De Torosquito
3/22 - Guarulhos, São Paulo, Brazil - Centro Internacional de Eventos
3/28 - Santo André, São Paulo, Brazil - SESC
5/1 - Villarrobledo, Albacete, Spain - Viña Rock Festival 2008 More...

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Misery Signals Announce Tour With As I Lay Dying

Misery Signals have announced they will be joining As I Lay Dying on their upcoming tour starting this April. The run will go coast to coast (and Canada) and also feature August Burns Red who the band will also be hitting Europe with beginning in late March.

Tour dates are as follows:

4/22 Santa Cruz, CA | The Catalyst
4/23 Sacramento, CA | Empire Event Center
4/25 Portland, OR | Roseland Theatre
4/26 Seattle, WA | Showbox
4/27 Boise, ID | Big Easy Concert House
4/28 Spokane, WA | Big Easy Concert Hall
5/6 Fargo, ND | The Venue
5/7 Green Bay, WI | Riverside Ballroom
5/8 Des Moines, IA | People's Court
5/9 Milwaukee, WI | Eagle's Club
5/10 Grand Rapids, MI | Orbit Room
5/12 Rochester, NY | Water Street Music Hall
5/18 S. Burlington, VT | Higher Ground
5/20 Lancaster, PA | Chameleon Club
5/21 Poughkeepsie, NY | The Chance
5/22 Hartford, CT | Webster Hall
5/23 Sayreville, NJ | Starland Ballroom

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Tyr Confirm New Album Title and Release Date

Faroese pagan metal band TÝR have issued the following update:

"The new album by Týr will be called Land. It is scheduled for release on May 8th and it contains mostly Faeroese, but also Icelandic and Norwegian traditionals, re-arranged into heavy metal. The second most prevalent language is English."

ENSIFERUM, TURISAS, Týr and ELUVEITIE will join forces for the Pagan Fest North American tour, running through April and May, with SUIDAKRA joining the tour for six west coast dates. More...

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Roundtable Discussion w/ Behemoth and JFAC Online

BEHEMOTH frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski, JOB FOR A COWBOY singer Jonny Davy and guitarist Bobby Thompson and GOJIRA frontman Joseph Duplantier — who joined forces last fall for the Radio Rebellion tour — sat down with Headbanger's Blog for a roundtable discussion about all things metal.

In the first of three daily posts, they talked about how radio metal is an oxymoron and how bands that don't get radio play can make a living. Check out the links below.

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Kylesa's Latest Album To Get Japanese, Oz Release

Tokyo-based label, Red Cobalt Industries, is set to release the Japanese/Australian edition of KYLESA’S "Time Will Fuse Its Worth." This edition will be made available on the heels of KYLESA’S European tour with Baroness and scheduled for release in April 2008. The sludge metal band from Savannah, Georgia is geared up for a busy 2008 and this Japanese/Australian release will be one of their first offerings to see light this year. Originally released on Prosthetic Records in the US, the Japanese/Australian edition will be released as a matte-finish digipack with a completely different artwork layout. The forthcoming release will contain bonus material and see a limited pressing of 1000 copies worldwide.

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Hate Eternal Founder Erik Rutan Issues Update

HATE ETERNAL founder Erik Rutan check in with the following update:

"First of all, today, February 19th, 2008 is an incredible day, to see Fury And Flames get released on Metal Blade after all the hard work and focus and dedication it took to make this album, it truly is special for me. I want to thank everyone involved in the making of this album: Jade, Shaune, Alex, Metal Blade and especially thank all the fans for the constant support, I couldn't have done it without all of you. This was an incredibly hard album to make and that is why I feel it is my strongest record to date. I hope it satisfies all. The video premieres on Headbanger's Ball tonite for 'Bringer Of Storms' so check it out on MTV."

"We just finished THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER tour and and it was amazing tour. We would like to thank The Black Dahlia Murder for an incredible tour and such a fantastic time. Great to see all our fans and to make many new ones. It was one of the best tours we have ever done. Crappy weather, superb shows!" More...

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New Circle II Circle 4 Track Single Due in March

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, featuring ex-SAVATAGE vocalist Zak Stevens, will release a new four track single via AFM Records on March 28th. Entitled 'Every Last Thing', it will include a non-album and a live video clip. The full length studio album Delusions Of Grandeur will be released on April 25th. The album will be issued as a regular jewel case verion, a limited edition featuring bonus material, and on picture vinyl.

As previously reported, CIIC will team up with JON OLIVA'S PAIN and MANTICORA for a North American tour. Dubbed the Global Intrusions tour, this will mark the first time vocalists Jon Oliva and Zak Stevens have toured together since their days in SAVATAGE in 1999. More...

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Nightwish To Play New Orleans In September

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH will perform at the House of Blues in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 20 as part of the third U.S. leg of the band's tour in support of the "Dark Passion Play" album. The trek, which will also include a September 24 date at the Tremont Music Hall in Charlotte, North Carolina, is tentatively scheduled to begin at the end of August and run through the end of September. Final details, including special guest support and on-sale dates, will be officially announced in early April. Discussions have also started to bring the band back to North America in early 2009 for additional touring. Those plans should be finalized by the summer.

In other news, NIGHTWISH has officially sold out of all VIP tickets for its spring 2008 tour.

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Midnattsol Post New Song Sample Online

An audio sample of the new MIDNATTSOL song "Northern Light" is available at this location. The track comes off the group's forthcoming second album, entitled "Nordlys" (translated: Northern Light), which will be released via Napalm Records on the following dates:

Mar. 26 - Finland
Mar. 28 - Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden
Mar. 31 - Rest of Europe
Apr. 01 - USA/Canada

The CD was mixed by Tue Madsen and was mastered at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland with Mika Jusilla. More...

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Mayhem Announce More Tour Dates

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have lined up the following dates:

Feb. 20 - UK Woughton Centre: Milton Keyens
Feb. 21 - UK Islington Academy London
Feb. 22 - UK Rock City Nottingham
Feb. 23 - UK Drummonds: Aberdeen
Feb. 24 - UK Ivory Black: Glasgow
Feb. 26 - UK Barfly: Birmingham
Feb. 27 - Holland Effenaar Eindhoven
Feb. 28 - Germany Turock Essen
Feb. 29 - Holland Bolwerk Sneek
Mar. 08 - Wien AT: Planet Music
Mar. 09 - Bologna IT: Estragon
Mar. 10 - Martigny CH: Les Caves Du Manoir
Mar. 11 - Frankfurt DE: Batschkapp
Mar. 12 - München DE: Backstage
Mar. 13 - Erfurt DE: Club Centrum
Mar. 14 - Bischofswerda DE: Eastclub
Jun. 20 - Clisson FR: Hellfest
Jul. 04-6 - Löbnitz DE: With Full Force
Aug. 15 - Oulu FI: Club Teatria Jalometalli Fest

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Unearth Announce More East Coast Tour Dates

UNEARTH will be marching out on tour this spring, bringing with them BURY YOUR DEAD, AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK, MY CHILDREN MY BRIDE, THE DESTRO. Dates are as follows:

March 27 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
March 28 - Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
March 29 - Toledo, OH @ Headliners
March 30 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
March 31 - Des Moines, IA @ People’s Court
April 1 - Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
April 2 - Columbus, IL @ TBA
April 3 - Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
April 4 - Knoxville, TN @ TBA
April 5 - Cordova, TN @ Skatepark of Memphis
April 6 - Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s Music Hall
April 8 - Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm
April 9 - Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox Laundrolounge
April 10 - Richmond, VA @ TBA

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Beneath The Massacre Announce More Tour Dates

Beneath The Massacre is set to embark on a headlining tour of the U.S. with support from See You Next Tuesday, Born of Osiris and The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza. Their last CD was 2007's Mechanics of Dysfunction.

Beneath The Massacre, See You Next Tuesday, Born Of Osiris, The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza Tour Dates are as follows:

2/29 Rochester, NY – The Penny Arcade
3/01 Wilmington, DE – Harmony Garage Hall
3/02 Holyoke, MA – Waterfont Tavern
3/03 Pompton Lakes, NJ – Mainstage
3/04 Doylestown, PA – Siren Records
3/05 New York, NY – The Knitting Factory
3/06 Virginia Beach, VA – Steppin Out
3/07 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
3/08 Jacksonville, FL – The Pit
3/09 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
3/10 West Palm Beach, FL – Murphy’s Downtown
3/11 Pensacola, FL – The Legion
3/12 New Orleans, LA – The High Ground
3/13 Lewisville, TX – Fat Daddy’s Sound Shack
3/14 San Antonio, TX – The White Rabbit
3/15 Houston, TX – Java Jazz
3/16 Mission, TX – Smoking Aces
3/18 El Paso, TX – Chic's
3/19 Albuquerque, NM – The Compound
3/20 Phoenix, AZ – Cell Block
3/21 San Marcos, CA – The Jumping Turtle
3/22 San Bernardino, CA – The Hudson Theater
3/24 Bakersfield, CA – The Dome
3/25 Los Angeles, CA – The Whisky
3/26 Fresno, CA – The Exit
3/27 San Jose, CA – San Jose Skate
3/28 Boise, ID – The Venue
3/29 Logan, UT – Club NVO
3/30 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
3/31 Wichita, KS – Eagles Lodge
4/01 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
4/02 Milwaukee, WI – Miramar Theatre
4/03 Louisville, KY – Uncle Pleasants
4/04 Detroit, MI – The Hayloft
4/05 Cleveland, OH – Peabody's

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Elevator 22 Guitarists' Gear Stolen

Canadian metallers, Elevator 22, issue the following update on their Myspace page regarding the loss of their guitarists' equipment:

"If any one has any information regarding a stolen road case belonging to guitarists curtis smythe and casey reaper, please let me know. This case contained some equipment that was currently in use during our album in the process of being recorded. It was stolen from a vehicle some time last night between 1:30am and 6:00am. along with the road case a wallet and two cases of beer were taken. Whom ever stole the wallet used the credit card that was in the wallet to purchase some Mc Donalds food."

"The road case is gray, with the Elevator 22 logo on it in black. in the case was a line 6 foot controller a BBE sonic maximizer, assorted patchcords, power cords and guitar accessories. If you have any information please, contact:"

"Curt
e22cs@hotmail.com

Casey
yoursicktwistedfellow@hotmail.com"

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Dysrhythmia Release Summer Tour Dates

DYSRHYTHMIA have lined up the following upcoming tour dates:

March 7 - Chesilhurst, NJ @ Frangelica’s w/ Behold…The Arctopus, Canvas Solaris
March 8 - Baltimore, MD @ Orion Studios w/ Behold…The Arctopus, Canvas Solaris
April 5 - Endicott, NY @ Downtown Quarterback w/ Swath
April 10 - Brooklyn, NY @ Luna Lounge w/ The Wayward, Jefferson Plane Crash
June 5 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas
June 7 - Richmond, VA @ Nara Sushi
June 8 - Asheville, NC @ Static Age
June 9 - Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
June 10 - Atlanta, GA @ The E.A.R.L.
June 11 - Memphis, TN @ Black Lodge Microdome
June 12 - Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music
June 13 - Montgomery, AL @ Head On the Door
June 14 - Lafayette, LA @ Cafe Cottage
June 15 - Houston, TX @ Walter’s On Washington
June 16 - Austin, TX @ Red 7
June 17 - Dallas, TX @ Red Blood Club
June 18 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
June 19 - Tempe, AZ @ The Stray Cat
June 20 - Los Angeles, CA @ Knitting Factory
June 21 - San Francisco, CA @ Annie’s Social Club
June 23 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
June 24 - Portland, OR @ Rotture
June 26 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt’s Tiki Lounge
June 27 - Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
June 28 - Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
June 29 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
June 30 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
July 1 - Lansing, MI @ Mac’s
July 2 - Chicago, IL @ Reggies
July 3 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Melody Inn
July 4 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
July 5 - Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
July 6 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory (tap bar)

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Tyrants Blood Sign With Invictus Productions

TYRANTS BLOOD, the Vancouver thrash metal powerhouse featuring Brian Langley (MECHA MESSIAH, ex-INFERNAL MAJESTY), Marco Banco (ex-BLASPHEMY, WITCHES HAMMER), Matt Blood (ex-ABUSE, CRACKWHORE), Vinnie Lee Borden (ex-OMEGACROM) and Tom Lewko (ex-OMEGACROM), has inked a deal with Invictus Productions for the release of the group's upcoming mini-CD and possibly a full-length album sometime later in 2008. The five-song EP, "Prophecy", has already been recorded and is due for release in March.

TYRANTS BLOOD has scheduled the following dates:

Mar. 29 - Vancouver, BC @ the Cobalt
Apr. 19 - Vancouver, BC @ [to be announced]
Apr. 25 - Victoria, BC @ Logans Pub
May 23 - Toronto, ONT @ Duffy's Tavern

The above-listed shows will be the group's first to feature Langley. More...

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