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Metal News for February 20, 2009

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22 news articles posted on this day.

Cancer Bats Posts "Deathsmarch" Video Online

CANCER BATS has posted their new music video for "Deathsmarch," featuring Wade MacNeil of Alexisonfire, online. "Deathsmarch" is from the album, "Hail Destroyer." You can check out the video below. More...

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Maroon Announces More Record Release Shows

MAROON has been busy readying their new album, "Order," for release. The album will be released on April 20th, 2009 and to properly celebrate this event, MAROON has announced several exclusive record release shows including one in the band’s hometown Nordhausen where you will be able to buy an exclusive “Order” package only available at this date! Here are the exact dates of the “Order” release shows:

April 17, 2009 - Hamburg (D) @ Headcräsh / release show
April 18, 2009 - Nordhausen (D) @ venue tba / very special release show!
April 24, 2009 - Essen (D) @ Turock / release show
April 25,2009 - Stuttgart (D) @ Landespavillon / release show
May 9, 2009 – Berlin (D) @ Live at Dot / release show

Furthermore, you can now check out the cover artwork of “Order” in the photo-section of the band's MySpace page.

“Order” was recorded with producer Markus Stock / Klangschmiede Studio E (Eisregen, The Vision Bleak, Secrets Of The Moon), skilfully mixed at Studio Fredman in Sweden by Fredrik Nordström (Arch Enemy, At The Gates, Dark Tranquillity) and mastered at West West Side Studios (Mastodon, Unearth, Earth Crisis) in the US.

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Chimaira To Shoot New Music Video In Cleveland

Chimaira has revealed that for the first time ever they will be shooting a music video in their hometown of Cleveland. Todd Bell will direct the new video, the first for their upcoming album, "The Infection," for the yet to be revealed track. All of their previous videos were shot in California.

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The Haunted Confirms Two More Festival Appearances

The Haunted has confirmed two more summer festival appearances:

17-19-July FIN Joensuu - Ilosaarirock
23-25 July Faroe Islands - G! Festival

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Guitarist Corey Grieve Departs Truth Corroded

Adelaide’s Truth Correded have issued an update on band members, recording, and tour. Here is what they had to say:

"Truth Corrodeds lead guitarist Corey Grieve has amicably left the band. Corey has not been performing with the band for the past several months and did not tour with the band during the recent Asian tour. Unable to commit any further due to personal circumstances, Corey made the decision to leave the band after assessing the future commitments required to be a member of Truth Corroded. Corey has been with Truth Corroded for five years, joining after the band reformed in mid-2003 and played a significant role in the development of the bands sound and identity. As a lead guitarist Corey is outstanding, but above all, as a friend he is invaluable. His membership will be missed but we thank him for his brilliant musical contributions and several years of endurance and very good times. We wish Corey the very best for his future endeavours, and be assured Corey will be making a contribution to the next Truth corroded recording.

"Truth Corroded would like to welcome Darren McClennan as the new lead guitarist. Darren has been performing with the band since Sept. 2008, making his debut at the Against The Grain festival and recently toured with the band in Asia. Darren has had several years experience performing with local bands The Harrowed and Sarsekim. With Darren’s experience, performance and exceptional guitar work, his addition to the band will continue the bands ascendance as one of Australia’s longest running and leading thrash metal acts. Truth Corroded will begin writing the follow up to the highly successful ‘Upon the Warlords Crawl’ album before setting out on a national tour in April-June."

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Unreleased Material From Cannibis Corpse Online

Robotic Empire's audio archiving project "Robotic Obscurities" has seen a new posting, including newly unearthed and previously unreleased material from several Richmond, Virginia metal bands.

Approved and sanctioned by all the bands, demo and/or rare material from CANNABIS CORPSE, BATTLEMASTER, INTER ARMA, BASTARD SAPLING and NECKBRACE has all been posted for free download, and previously unavailable online elsewhere.

Demo CD releases from INTER ARMA, BASTARD SAPLING and NECKBRACE are joined by previously unreleased tracks from CANNABIS CORPSE and BATTLEMASTER. This highlights a few of the high-caliber metal bands playing in Richmond, Virginia at the time and is a solid documentation of the current Richmond metal scene.

This completely free audio and much more can be found at the Robotic Obscurities blog.

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Brisbane Bands Unite for Victorian Fire Benefit

Sunday March 1, 2009 will see a slew of Brisbane metal bands come together to play for a good cause. In association with Billy Hyde Music, Brisbane Coles CBD and Rave Magazine, Monstrothic at Rosies Live will play host to the event with all proceeds going to the Red Cross Appeal.

Bands on the line up are Nefaria, Violent Green, Metallurgy, Shellfin, Homeless Yellow, Scuurvy, Klaw Hammer and Insinner.

Entry is $10 and the show will kick off early in the afternoon with doors at 3pm. Resident legend DJ Hoops will be spinning tunes throughout the day and there will be a BBQ provided by Coles, a guitar auction and more.

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CoF, Moonspell, Turisas Announce Euro Tour Dates

Cradle of Filth, Moonspell, and Turisas have announced an upcoming European tour spaning part of April and May. The latest tour dates are as follows:

Friday 17-04 Czech rep Follimanka Praha
Saturday 18-04 Poland Studio Krakow
Sunday 19-04 Poland Stodola Warsaw
Monday 20-04 Belarus sporthall Minsk
Tuesday 21-04 Offday
Wednesday22-04 Slovakia PKO Bratislava
Thursday 23-04 Roemania Cluj Napaca
Friday 24-04 Serbia SKC Beograd
Saturday 25-04 Croatia Boogaloo Zagreb
Sunday 26-04 Slovenia Media park Ljubljana
Monday 27-04 Off
Tuesday 28-04 Italy Tearto Tenda Strisce Rome
Wednesday29-04 Italy Musicodrome Milano
Thursday 30-04 Off
Friday 01-05 Suisse Docks Laussane
Saturday 02-05 France Cooprérative de Mai Clemont Ferrand
Sunday 03-05 France Havana Café Toulouse
Monday 04-05 Spain Heineken Madrid
Tuesday 05-05 Spain Apollo Barcelona
Wednesday06-05 Off
Thursday 07-05 France Cargo Caen
Friday 08-05 France
Saturday 09-05 Belgium Hof ter Loo Antwerpen
Sunday 10-05 Holland Luckey and Co Rijssen

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Neurothing Reveals "Murder Book" Album Details

Polish metallers Neurothing have issued the following update about their upcoming album:

"This is invitation for a real murderous trip through the human mind gathered in eleven neurotic tracks:

1. Hope
2. Kill It
3. Hands of Death
4. High Pain Threshold
5. My Cell
6. Raskolnikov
7. Railroad Track
8. Infinity
9. King Rat
10. More Than Time
11. Last Page Has Begun

"We have the "Murder Book" art work exposed on the profile and website and the album release date will be revealed next month. You can also visit Neurothing Forum to check the lyrics description and leave your comments. There will be blood, we're sure about it.

"We're also uploading a new stuff into the profile and website. Visit the pages frequently to check new merchandising, pictures, studio reports, videos and artwork. We'll keep you updated as well. Neurothing is still looking for the record label to co-operate. Also, we're planning to start playing gigs from the spring time. Agencies, promoters and everybody who wants to be involved in organizing the gigs should contact us on band@neurothing.com What did you just say? "Fuck, at last!!!"

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Daath Reveals New Album Details

Georgia metallers Daath have announced that their upcoming album "The Concealers" will be released on April 21st. The cover art for the album can be viewed at the band's MySpace page. The track listing for the album will be as follow:

1. Sharpen The Blades
2. Self Corruption Manifesto
3. The Worthless
4. The Unbinding Truth
5. Silenced
6. Wilting On The Vine
7. Translucent Potency
8. Day Of Endless Light
9. Duststorm
10. ...Of Poisoned Sorrows
11. Incestuous Amplification

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Necrovile Streaming New Song Online

Romanian death metal band Necrovile have announced that their upcoming album "The Pungency Of Carnage" will be released through United Guttural Records. The band is also currently streaming a rough cut of the song "Embalmed in Gore" on their MySpace page. United Guttural Records issued the following statement about the release:

"United Guttural is proud to announce its first new release in over 4 years. The band Necrovile will soon be unleashing its first full length album under the UG banner. A sample and more info can be found on the band's myspace page."

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Warmen To Cover Janet Jackson Song "Black Cat"

Children of Bodom keyboardist Janne Wirman is currently working on the fourth album from his Warmen project, tentatively due later in the year. One of the new cover songs the band is working on is Janet Jackson's "Black Cat", featuring a guest appearance by the Finnish pop queen Jonna Kosonen. Other guest singers scheduled to appear on the CD include Alexi Laiho and Pasi Rantanen.

Warmen guitarist and Janne's brother Antti Wirman revealed that the album would be heavier than the band's previous output, with more aggressive guitar riffs. There will be just two instrumental tracks, and every song has a different singer. According to Antti, the next Warmen album will be the group's strongest effort to date because it has "the best songs, best vocalists and the best sounds."

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Demonical Announces 2009 Tour Dates

Swedish death metal band Demonical has issued the following update about 2009 tour dates:

"Our anticipated second full-length will soon be ready. Yeah a small delay here from the original plan but keep in mind that it takes time to create high quality art. As soon as the master has been done we will reveal you the final track listing and release date.

"Meanwhile, we have some new tour dates confirmed, among them the entire "Northern Death Blow" crusade. We are really looking forward to hit the stages again and spit out hellsworn blasphemies!!"

Demonical + Tyrant + Hellbox : ”Raise The Dead tour”
09.04 2009 FIN - Tampere - Hellä
10.04 2009 FIN – Helsinki – Dante's Highlight
11.04 2009 FIN – Turku – TVO More...

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Trollfest Posts Recording Footage Online

Norwegian folk metal band Trollfest has released two new videos from the recording sessions of their latest album "Villanden," which can be viewed below. The band issued the following statement about the videos:

"Well, let it be no secret that a creative effort the TrollfesT way is often fuelled by alcoholic fluids. To talk about this would not give you a fair shot at understanding the general idea. Given this starting point, we are finally prepared to show you, as we did on Brakebein, how our newest familymember "VILLANDEN" was made." More...

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Nachtgeschrei Announces New Album Information

German folk metal band Nachtgeschrei has announced that their upcoming album "Am Rande der Welt" will be released on March 27th through Massacre Records. The track "Herz Aus Stein" is currently streaming online at the Massacre Records MySpace page. The full track listing for the album will be as follows:

1. FIUR
2. MUSPILLI
3. HERZ AUS STEIN
4. FERNWEH
5. NIOB
6. LAUF!
7. WINDFAHRT
8. NUR EIN KLEINES STÜCK VOM HIMMEL
9. WAHRHEIT
10. DER TOTMACHER
11. GLUT IN EUREN AUGEN

The band has also announced the following new tour dates: More...

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Crystal Light Issues Recording Update

Swedish band Crystal Light has issued the following statement about recording new material:

"We have been a bit slow with updates the last weeks, but we have definitely not been lazy.... Three new song are being mixed at the moment and will most likely be published on this site in the near future!

"One is a pretty heavy song with a very melodic chorus, one song is a bit more "commercial" and the last song is a ballad with a big string arrangement (a bit different compared to a standard power ballad)."

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Headline News

Sentenced Guitarist Miika Tenkula Found Dead

Blabbermouth.net reports: Miika Tenkula, former lead guitarist and main songwriter of the acclaimed Finnish band SENTENCED, was found dead at his home earlier today (Thursday, February 19). He was 34 years old.

Nalle Österman (GANDALF, LULLACRY, CHAOSBREED) tells BLABBERMOUTH.NET, "It's true, confirmed personally by [former SENTENCED] drummer Vesa Ranta.

"The fact remains that Miika had a serious drinking problem for many years which escalated after SENTENCED was buried. They don't call it King Alcohol for nothing...

"The metal scene in Finland mourns now for one of the most talented metal guitarists to ever emerge from [the country]."

The official cause of Miika's death has not yet been released.

Read the full article at Blabbermouth.

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At The Gates Streaming Swedish Show Online

At The Gates has issued the following statement about streaming one of their live shows online:

"The show @ Sweden Rock Festival last summer was recorded by the Swedish national radio show (P3 Live). It aired yesterday. However, it will be streamed online for 30 days starting today at this location."

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Doomriders In The Studio Recording New Album

Doomriders is currently at God City studios with engineer Kurt Ballou recording the follow up to their debut, "Black Thunder." This is the first proper album to feature JR Conners (Cave In) in the band.

Doomrider's yet titled new album is expected to be out via Deathwish Inc. later this year. "If their split 7"EP with Disfear was any indication as to where this band is heading, then this album is going to be unstoppable," according to the label.

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BFMV To Play Royal For Teenage Cancer Trust

Teenage Cancer Trust has announced that Welsh metalcore band, Bullet for My Valentine, will headline Saturday night at the charity's renowned Royal Albert Hall shows in March this year. Joining them for this exclusive event are The Blackout and Fightstar. Tickets for the gig on Saturday, March 28, which are expected to sell-out, go on sale today, Friday, February 20, 2009 at 9am.

The Blackout have been regulars on the UK touring circuit playing with huge names such as Linkin Park, Lostprophets and N.E.R.D . They will release their follow up to breakthrough album 'We Are The Dynamite' in May this year.

Led by singer Charlie Simpson, Fightstar has just finished recording their third studio album. Last summer they opened the main stage at legendary rock festival Download, and headlined Guilfest, Summer Slam and Greenbelt Festival. They currently have their brand new single 'Mercury Summer' blasting out across BBC's Radio 1.

Lead singer for Bullet for My Valentine, Matthew Tuck said: "It's a real honor to be headlining for Teenage Cancer Trust this year. Many of our fans are a similar age to the young people that Teenage Cancer Trust supports. So it's really hit home for us that having cancer at such a crucial time in a young person's life must be devastating. We are proud to be involved and hope the concerts raise as much money as possible for their incredible work."

Ticketing information is as follows:
Tuesday 24 March 2009: Antony and the Johnsons with Florence and the Machine and V V Brown

Thursday 26 March 2009: Stereophonics plus special guests
Friday 27 March 2009: Kasabian plus special guests
Saturday 28 March 2009: Bullet for My Valentine with The Blackout and Fightstar
Sunday 29 March 2009: An evening of comedy hosted by Mathew Horne and James Corden

More acts to be announced – check www.teenagecancertrust.org for details.

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108 Recording New Album

108 spent much of last weekend tracking their new album, "Forever Is Destroyed," with engineer Alex Garcia-Rivera. The album is reportedly extremely raw and intense ala 108's "Three Fold Misery" album. Drummer Mike Justian (Trap Them, The Red Chord, Unearth) was gracious enough to lend his drumming services to the recording.

The new album is expected to be out via Deathwish Inc. later this year. More news on the album will be coming soon.

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Theocracy Announces US Show Dates

Georgia's Theocracy has announced the first series of shows in support of their latest album, "Mirror of Souls." The dates are as follows:

02/28 - Insomnia - Villa Rica, Georgia
03/21 - Nightmare Metal Fest II - San Antonio, Texas
05/02 - The Local - Marietta, Georgia
05/21 - Elements of Rock - Uster, Switzerland
07/03 - Cornerstone Festival - Chicago, Illinois

For more information about Theocracy, visit their MySpace profile.

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