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Metal News for February 21, 2007

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12 news articles posted on this day.

I-Def-I Sign To Copro Records

COPRO RECORDS have announced the signing of fast-rising UK metallers I-DEF-I. Their debut full length album, entitled 'In The Light Of A New Day' will be released Worldwide on Apr 9th 2007.

Hailing from Manchester I-DEF-I look set to continue their rise from the UK metal underground in 2007. A ground breaking 2006 saw the band release critically acclaimed debut mini album 'Bloodlust Casualty', amass over 35,000 friends on myspace.com, support Breed77 on their 'Trial By Blood' tour, undertake 2 UK headline tours, open the Myspace/Gibson Stage at Download Festival'06 and have track 'Devil In The Vein' featured on Gut Records/Kerrang! Magazine 'New Breed' Compilation CD. Having previously also shared the stage with Killing Joke, Fear Factory, Stone Sour, Mindless Self Indulgence, Skindred and Dry Kill Logic as-well as recording a Maida Vale Live Session for the Radio One Rock Show, thing's are shaping up strongly for the release of the band's debut full length in April.

Previously home to the likes of earthtone9 and Vacant Stare, Copro is the larger parent label of Casket Music whom the band developed a close and succesful working relationship with during the release of last years 'Bloodlust Casualty' mini album.

"In The Light Of A New Day" also marks the recording debut with the band of newly appointed drummer Carl Sharrocks and closing track 'Broken Glass' features a guest apperance by friend of the band Lee Woodvine AKA DJ Woody a 2-time VESTAX World champion, who is one of Britains most respected hip hop dj's and arguably one of the most innovative and musical turntablists of his generation.

Details of UK live dates running from late April into early May will be announced soon along with pre-order info for the record.

Already confirmed however are a couple of special one-off shows:

Thu Feb 22nd, Exeter - The Hub.
Fri Apr 6th, Hawick - The Red Room (All Ages)
Thu May 3rd, Nottingham Rock City w/ Forever Never & More.

3 tracks from the album - 'Asyla (She Of The Flames)' , 'Incite The Sunrise' and 'Static And Signals (Speaking Without Words)' are currently available for streaming on the bands myspace page.

Here is the I-DEF-I "In The Light Of A New Day" track listing: More...

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Another NIN MP3, "Me, I'm Not," Leaked Online

In what seems more like a viral marketing ploy, a third MP3 from Nine Inch Nails' upcoming "Year Zero" CD has been "leaked" onto the internet. You can download MP3s of "Survivalism," "Me, I'm Not" and "My Violent Heart" from this site.

The new nine inch nails single 'Survivalism' is now playing on radio stations nationwide and you can listen to it on the NIN MySpace page, along with another track from year zero: 'My Violent Heart.'

'Year Zero' will be out on April 17th 2007. Here is the complete track listing:

01 hyperpower!
02 the beginning of the end
03 survivalism
04 the good soldier
05 vessel
06 me, i'm not
07 capital g
08 my violent heart
09 the warning
10 god given
11 meet your master
12 the greater good
13 the great destroyer
14 another version of the truth
15 in this twilight
16 zero-sum

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Download Pelican's "City Of Echoes" MP3

Pitchfork Media have posted an MP3 of Chicago-based instrumental metalists Pelican's seven-minute title track from their upcoming full length, "City Of Echoes." You can download the MP3 here.

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Hyades Ready "And The Worst Is Yet To Come"

Back from their first European tour supporting US Classic-Metal acts OMEN and PHANTOM-X; Italian Thrash Metal mongers HYADES are now ready to release "AND THE WORST IS YET TO COME". Their second full-length album for Mausoleum Records will be unleashed on March 1,2007. Originally formed back in 1996, HYADES play a perfect blend of European and US old-school thrash metal, a treat for all fans of celebrated bands of the genre, such as ANTHRAX, EXODUS, and KREATOR...

You can download the track "Buried In Blood" from "And The Worst Is Yet To Come" and pre-order the album online here.

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Rise To Addiction To Support Trouble On Tour

Up and coming UK rockers RISE TO ADDICTION have announced details of high profile European tour in May and June. The band have been confirmed as special guests for legendary Chicago doomsters TROUBLE on their forthcoming 'Simple Mind Condition European Tour.'

Dates confirmed for the band are:

May 26 - HOLLAND Den Bosch - W2 May
May 27 - HOLLAND Amsterdam -Melkweg
May 28 - UK Wolverhampton - Wulfrun
May 29 - UK Leeds - Rio's
May 30 - UK London - Scala
May 31 - FRANCE Paris - Le Nouveau Casino
June 1 - GERMANY Aschaffenburg - Colos Saal June
June 2 - GERMANY München - Backstage
June 4 - HUNGARY Budapest - A38
June 5 - GERMANY Nürnberg - Hirsch
June 6 - SWITZERLAND Pratteln - Z7
June 7 - GERMANY Essen - Zeche Carl
June 8 - GERMANY Hamburg -Markthalle

The band Leigh Oates (vocals), John Slater (guitar), Steve Wray (guitar), Joel Graham (bass guitar) and Aynsley Dickinson (drums) recently signed a worldwide deal with legendary Belgium metal label MAUSOLEUM RECORDS. The bands' debut album 'A New Shade Of Black For The Soul, was produced by Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, TRIVIUM, MEGADETH) and is scheduled for release in May.

RISE TO ADDICTION, whose music is described as a distinctive modern sound with melody and slab heavy riffing, released its self-titled EP in 2005 through Madman Records. Also produced by Andy Sneap, it features three tracks — "Falling As One", "Everlasting Wave", "To A God Unknown" — and also includes the promo video for the EP's opening track. You can check out some of their material on their MySpace page.

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Carnal Forge Reveals Track Listing From Latest

Swedish thrashers CARNAL FORGE have finalized the track listing for their sixth album, "Testify for My Victims", due in May via Candlelight Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Aren't You Dead Yet?" was recorded, mixed and mastered over a four-and-a-half-month period and was produced by CARNAL FORGE.

"Testify for My Victims" track listing:

01. Testify For My Victims
02. Burning Eden
03. Numb (The Dead)
04. Godsend Gods End
05. End Game
06. Questions Pertaining The Ownership Of My Mind
07. Freedom By Mutilation
08. Subhuman
09. No Longer Bleeding
10. Biological Waste Matter
11. Lost Legion
12. Ante Mori

"Testify For My Victims" was mixed at Black Lounge Studios. Two videos have already been filmed for the album tracks "Numb" and "Burning Eden", both directed by Owe Lingvall (Village Road Film).

Bassist Lars Linden recently stated, "We have an utterly brillant peace of work soon to be released. We are all very satisfied how the songs have turned out and are very confident in the new more varied material. It will mean some change for you who have heard the previous albums, but hopefully you find it for the better. We for sure do and we are all very eager to get the new material out to the audience and to get out on tour again."

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1349 Announce Touring Lineup and NYC After-Party

1349 have confirmed their lineup for the upcoming North American tour, which is scheduled to kick off late March. It is as follows:

Ravn - Vocals
Seidemann - Bass
Archaon - Guitar
Teloch - Guitar
Tony Laureano - Drums

There is a after party/meet n greet to be hosted @ DUFFs in Brooklyn, NY on April 1st. Here's a chance to come down and have a few drinks with the band at one of the best metal bars in the country. Visit myspace.com/duffsbrooklyn for more info.

The complete list of US tour dates are:

Mar. 23 - Crowbar, Tampa, FL
Mar. 24 - Thee Imperial, Jacksonville, FL
Mar. 25 - Culture Room, Ft. Lauerdale, FL
Mar. 26 - The Haven, Winter Park, FL
Mar. 27 - Masquerade, Atlanta, GA
Mar. 28 - The Muse, Nashville, TN
Mar. 29 - Jaxx, Springfield, VA
Mar. 30 - The Loft, Poughkeepsie, NY
Mar. 31 - Mark's Showplace, Bedford, NH
Apr. 01 - BB King Blues Club, New York, NY
Apr. 02 - L'Anti, Quebec City, Quebec
Apr. 03 - Foufounes, Montreal, QC
Apr. 04 - Petit Theater du Vieux Noranda, Royun Noranda, QC
Apr. 05 - Jubilee Centre, Sudbury, ON
Apr. 06 - Opera House, Toronto, ON
Apr. 07 - Jigsaw, Parma, OH
Apr. 08 - Colosseum, Mokena, IL
Apr. 09 - Station 4, St. Paul, MN
Apr. 10 - Static Bar, Topeka, KS
Apr. 11 - Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO
Apr. 13 - Knitting Factory, Hollywood, CA
Apr. 14 - Showcase Theatre, Corona, CA
Apr. 15 - Clubhouse, Tempe, AZ
Apr. 16 - Launchpad, Albuquerque, NM

1349 released its third studio album, "Hellfire", in the U.S. in October 2005 via Candlelight Records. Recorded at Studio Studio in Nyhagen, Norway, "Hellfire" was supported by a North American tour with Swiss avant-garde metal pioneers CELTIC FROST.

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Inocula To Enter Studio With New Vocalist

Chicago based metal outfit INOCULA will enter the studio next month with their new vocalist to record their debut album. INOCULA will support the album with a tour late June through July with several one off and festival shows in May. You can check out some of their past material on their MySpace page.

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Skeletonwitch Signs To Prosthetic Records

Cleveland thrashers SKELETONWITCH have officially inked a deal with Prosthetic Records. Fresh off self-releasing the 'Worship The Witch' EP, the band will now join the Prosthetic roster having already shared stage with the likes of High On Fire, Bleeding Through, Overkill and labelmates KYLESA earlier this month.

Tentatively scheduled for a fall 2007, the forthcoming SKELETONWITCH release will be produced by Cory Smoot (Municipal Waste, GWAR) in June and comes off the heels of a previous full-length and an EP in addition to persistent touring. The band, regarding their sound, declares, "Imagine a young Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Exodus slamming beers and cranking up Immortal records at a rager in 1985. Just when you think the keg is killed, Judas Priest joins the party with a fresh case of beer."

You can preview current SKELETONWITCH material on their MySpace page. The band is currently working on touring plans for the spring of 2007.

Here are the latest SKELETONWITCH tour dates:

3/05 Cleveland, OH - The Beachland Tavern (with Weedeater, Stinking Lizavetta)
4/07 Parma, OH - The Jigsaw Saloon (with 1349, Goatwhore, Nachmystium, and Averse Sefira)
4/14 Athens, OH - The Blue Gator (with Woe of Tyrants, Dead Will Rise, Kitten Fister)
5/05 Parma, OH - The Jigsaw Saloon (with Deceased, Insurrect)

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Watch Live Goatwhore Video On UVTV

There is a new live performance video of Goatwhore playing their track "The Serpent That Enslaves What Is Worshipped From Funeral Dirge For The Rotting Sun" available for viewing at the Underground Video Television website. The footage was filmed at Magic City Music Hall in Binghamton NY last November during their tour with Celtic Frost.

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Hear Psyopus' Entire New Album Online

AOL Music is streaming the entire new album from Psyopus, ‘Our Puzzling Encounters Considered,’ which was released this Tuesday, February 20. You can listen to the full CD stream online here.

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Beatallica Announce European Tour Dates

Beatles/Metallica mash-up spoof band Beatallica have announced European tour dates including an appearance at the Earthshaker festival. Here are the confirmed tour dates with more dates to be announced:

28.04.07 D-Berlin, Knaak (http://www.trinityconcerts.de)
29.04.07 D-Nuernberg, Hirsch (http://www.der-hirsch.de)
30.04.07 NL-Arnheim, Kings of Metal Festival
03.05.07 D-Köln, Prime Club (http://www.primeclub.de)
04.05.07 F-Paris, La Maroquinerie (http://www.lamaroquinerie.fr)
05.05.07 D-Stuttgart, t.b.a.
06.05.07 A-Wien, Szene (http://www.szenewien.com)
08.05.07 D-Frankfurt, Nachtleben (http://www.batschkapp.de)
10.05.07 D-Scheinfeld, Pottrock (http://www.pottrock.de)
16.05.07 D-Luebeck, Riders Cafe (http://www.riders-cafe.de)
20.07.07 D-Rieden, Earthshaker Fest (http://www.earthshaker-fest.com)
21.07.07 D-Cloppenburg, 17. Stapelfelder Open Air (http://www.stapelfelder-openair.de)

Tickets are on sale at the clubs. Contact them for more info.

The band comments: "We are totally looking forward to coming back over. Obviously the Earthshaker Festival will be a highlight of the year! More dates are being worked on so watch the website for info over the next week or two. We are updating the site as we can. No U.K. dates. Dudez, we know..... Tell those wanker club owners in the U.K. that you want us there before the year is up!"

Here are the remaining regional US shows Beatallica have planned: More...

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