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Metal News for February 21, 2010

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18 news articles posted on this day.

Dark Castle Announces European Tour Dates

Florida doom metal band DARK CASTLE will be performing at this year's SXSW, as the band will take part in showcases sponsored by 20 Buck Spin/Profound Lore, BrooklynVegan, Chronic Youth and more.

DARK CASTLE have also secured a supporting slot on Kylesa's Spring European tour, which plows through France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Greece, Finland and Norway, with appearances at several festivals including Metalorgie (France), Impetus (Switzerland) and Asymetry Festival (Poland). The tour will share the stage with Shrinebuilder, Eyehategod, Nachtmystium, Electric Wizard and more along the way.

DARK CASTLE SXSW 2010 tour dates are as follows:

3/17/2010 Emo’s - Austin, TX
Brooklyn Vegan showcase w/ Torche, The Atlas Moth, Withered

3/18/2010 East End Tattoo - Austin, TX
Chronic Youth showcase w/ The Atlas Moth

3/19/2010 Headhunter's - Austin, TX
Profound Lore/20 Buck Spin showcase w/ White Mice, Liturgy, Salome, Coffinworm, Yakuza, The Atlas Moth, The Endless Blockade and more

3/20/2010 Plush - Austin, TX
Giant Steps Productions showcase w/ Irepress, Battlefields, Caspian and more

DARK CASTLE European tour w/ Kylesa:
4/07/2010 Trix - Antwerp, Belgium
4/08/2010 Nantes, France - Metalorgie Festival w/ Baroness
4/09/2010 Santana 27 - Bilbao, Spain
4/10/2010 Porto Rio - Porto, Portugal
4/11/2010 Ritmo & Compas - Madrid, Spain
4/12/2010 Be Cool - Barcelona, Spain
4/13/2010 Le Confort Moderne - Poitiers, France
4/14/2010 Le Grand Mix - Lille, France
4/16/2010 L’autre Canal - Nancy, France
4/17/2010 Impetus Festival - Lausanne, Switzerland w/ Eyehategod
4/18/2010 Grnd Zero Vaise - Lyon, France
4/20/2010 La Maroquenerie - Paris, France w/ Shrinebuilder
4/21/2010 Substage - Karlsruhe, Germany w/ Shrinebuilder, Eyehategod
4/22/2010 Covo - Bologna, Italy
4/23/2010 Bloom - Mezzago - Italy w/ Shrinebuilder
4/24/2010 Kapu - Linz, Austria
4/25/2010 Sfentona Club - Athens, Greece
4/27/2010 Tavastia - Helsinki, Finland
4/28/2010 The Garage - Oslo, Norway
4/30/2010 Asymetry Festival - Wroclaw, Poland w/ Electric Wizard, Shrinebuilder, Zu, Nachtmystium
5/01/2010 Ucho - Gdynia, Poland
5/02/2010 Archiv - Potsdam, Germany

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Dystrophy Posts New Song, "Zero Sum," Online

New Jersey metal band Dystrophy has posted a new song, "Zero Sum," on their MySpace page. The song comes off their upcoming album, "Chains of Hypocrisy," which features the following tracklisting:

1. Iconoclasm
2. Chains of Hypocrisy
3. Through Scenes of Buried Pain
4. Erebus
5. Devoured By Time
6. Spells of Apocalypse
7. Zero Sum
8. Paranoid Abductions
9. Crown the Coward

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Morbus Chron Releases Demo

Swedish death metallers MORBUS CHRON haave issued the following update:

"And so it is finally released.... I salute you, dead corpses..."

"TODAY WE MAKE HISTORY! MORBUS CHRON's first demo tape [Splendour Of Disease] is finally out. Haha, anyway, it feels great."

"All of you guys that mailed and shit like that will be getting a copy. We will start checking around for addresses. But our lives would be hell a lot easier if you could help us with that as well. So, drop your location to morbuschron@hotmail.com, and we will forever be grateful (dead)."

"We've also set up a paypal-account so we can suck some money off of you... More about that later. I, Robba, have been sleeping with the demos, so dont get mad if theres some unknown stains on the covers or something. I'll leave you with a happy picture and a good day. Uäh.." More...

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Torture Division Completes Vocal Recording

Torture Division has issued the following studio update:

"Time flies by faster than a blastbeat. In September we announced that the tunes for 'Evighetens Dårar II' were completed… Now it’s fucken February already and we don’t even know why it’s taken us this long to complete it since we need like a few hours in the studio when we actually get there… Anyways, J finished up his vocals this past Saturday so all we are waiting for now is some guest vocals that we hope will happen. We are not going to wait around forever for those to come in so if it takes more than a few days we will scrap the idea and use those vocals on the last part of trilogy2 instead. Or as J himself said over at the forums:"

“- So.. went to the studio this morning at 11.30. At 13.30 I walked out of there. Finished all four songs with some added shit. It is getting close now guys and it sounds fucking fantastic!!! Don’t jump out of your speedos now though coz we still wanna have some guestvocals on this one so we need to figure some things out first. But we are one step closer and you guys have one foot in the grave…” More...

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Buzzov*en Looking To Re-Issue Albums

Buzzov*en's, Kirk Fisher, alludes to reissues of out of print Buzzov*en albums in an interview with exclaim.ca. Fisher also talks about wanting to tour as Buzzov*en again and properly releaseing "Revelation: Sick Again." Here's an excerpt of the interview on that topic:

What happened to the band after …At a Loss? I heard that Revelation: Sick Again wasn't released because the guy at Off the Records would sue you or something. Will Revelation: Sick Again ever be released properly? Will Buzzov*en ever reunite and tour again? If so, what's your price?

As for Revelation I plan to talk with Hydra Head in the near future about its official release, especially if things come together to do some shows with that line-up. As for Off the Records, fuck that dude! That's all I say there, not gonna waste my breath. We'll see about the tour, and I'd love to do a new album. It's not about price, but I'm not goin' out on the road to not make any money like the old days. We'll see.

Read the full article at Exclaim.ca.

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Anger As Art Making DVD

Anger As Art has issued the following update:

"Just a quick note to say thanks to everyone who came out last night. I don't know if the show was sold out, but I do not remember seeing the Galaxy with that many people in it for a long time."

"Now, we can tell it. We shot the entire show on video - a 4 camera shoot. As we watch the raw footage over the next few days, we will determine the feasibility of putting together a docu-concert DVD - the show, recording the album, and a brief history."

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Shroud Eater Releases 3-Song EP For Download

Miami, Florida stoner metal trio Shroud Eater has released their three-song demo for free download. You can also stream the songs on the band's MySpace page. The EP was recorded at Relax, Bro! Studios in Miami with long time friend Raul Valentine, while Jonathan Nunez mixed and mastered the music.

Shroud Eater has a couple shows planned, as follows:

Mar 6, 2010 @ 8:00P - THE DUNGEON in Orlando Orlando, Florida
Apr 3, 2010 @ 8:00P - Monterey Club w/ CONSULAR, GREEN SKY, LAZER BEAST!!! Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

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Level 7 Posts Two New Songs Online

The groove/hardcore band from Lebanon LEVEL 7 has uploaded two new demos, titled "Natural Born Killer" and "Demolition Mission," on their MySpace page.

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Sabastian Bach Tackles Knife Wielding Man At Show

Sebastian Bach reportedly tackled a man with a knife at Guns N Roses' recent intimate New York gig on Valentine's Day.

A witness reports, "The man walked in while Guns N' Roses was onstage and pulled out a knife and flicked the blade out. Sebastian, who was standing on a banquette said: 'Nobody is getting anywhere near my man Axl Rose with a knife,' and went after him. Security then immediately threw him out. The man appeared to be drunk. It was dealt with so quickly that none of the other guests or the band were aware of it."

Read the full article at NY Post.

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Dark Hound Posts Title Track Online

Dark Hound has posted a new song entitled "Dark Hound" online. Based on the oldest Celtic legend, this is the title track to the forthcoming album. Give it a listen on the band's MySpace player or bandcamp page.

The band has a couple of shows planned, which are as follows:

Mar 2 2010 7:00P at The Muse with Deathstar Lovebeam, Voices, Clorange (debut), and Cryptic Reality Nashville, Tennessee
Apr 2 2010 7:00P at The Muse with Impetuous Doom, Error 51 Nashville, Tennessee

You can still download Dark Hound's free three-song demo for free as well.

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Revengia Checks In From The Studio

Sweden's Revengia has issued the following update from the recording studio:

"Hello folks! So finally we entered the studio. Been a while since last time with Revengia so it feels good to be back and be creative. We have some really good songs going and everybody is up for the job. First out is Conny and the drums. First day started with a delay because of all of the snow that we got here at the moment. Not a problem that we could not overwin, it just did take a little more time than expected."

Photos from the recording session can be viewed here and a brief video clip can be seen below. More...

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Jack Slater Confirmed For Dong Open Air

Germany's Jack Slater has issued the following announcement about performing at the 2010 edition of the Dong Open Air festival:

"Jack Slater is confirmed for the awesome Dong Open Air 2010, a great festival with a very cool reputation for being a relaxed and fun Open Air from metalheads for metalheads. We played there back in 2004 and are very excited to once again enter the stage of this fine festival. They release the bands of this year just now bit by bit, confirmed till now are bands like Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Skyclad, Rotting Christ, Guerrilla, All We Hate and there is more to come! Nice! SlaterTV episode 2 and our 'Martyr' music video will both be released in the coming days, don't miss it, tune in!"

Further details on the Dong Open Air festival can be found at this location.

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Gorath Reveals New Album Details

Belgian black metallers Gorath have revealed the cover artwork for their new album "MXCII," which can be viewed at this location. Sample tracks from the album can also be heard via their MySpace page.

The track listing for "MXCII" is as follows:

1. Tombeveld
2. Thiedenbecke
3. Doed over't Galgeveld
4. Do ut Des
5. Godsgerecht Geschiedde
6. Heidewake
7. Gesta Sancti Servatii

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Ikuinen Kaamos Streaming New Song Online

Finnish metallers Ikuinen Kaamos are currently streaming a new track online from their upcoming album titled "Fall of Icons." The new song "In Ruins," along with the previously uploaded "Indoctrination of the Lost," can be heard at the official Ikuinen Kaamos MySpace page. "Fall Of Icons" will be released voa Maddening Media on March 5th, 2010.

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Gravdal Reveals New Album Details

Norwegian black metallers GRAVDAL have revealed the artwork and tracklisting for their upcoming album “Torturmantra,” which is due for release on Unexploded Records in the spring. The nine-track “Torturmantra” is a follow up to 2008’s “Sadist,” and will be the band’s second full-length album. Artwork on “Torturmantra” is by the Norwegian artist Robert Høyem who has worked with bands like SLAGMAUR and GALAR. The tracklisting as follows:

1. Hydrestund I Helvete
2. Slave
3. Eg E Ditt Helvete
4. Mishandlet
5.
6. Torturmantra
7. Pulsen Vakler
8. Klastrert På Ambolt
9. Slutt More...

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Ordog Reveals New Album, "Remorse" Details

Finnish metal band Ordog has revealed the tracklisting to their upcoming album, entitled "Remorse," which is as follows:

1. Human shell
2. Betrayed
3. Shadowland
4. Abuse
5. Remorse
6. Boneyard horizon
7. Meant to be an end More...

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Sunday Old School: Bathory

In previous Sunday Old School articles, we have looked at three of the bands that really helped to inspire and form the genre of black metal, in the forms of Venom, Celtic Frost and Mercyful Fate. However there is another band just as important in the formation of black metal that we are yet to examine. Namely, Sweden's Bathory. The band was formed in the city of Stockholm in 1983 by Tomas Forsberg, better known to his fans as Quorthon, and two friends. They went through a number of name changes before settling on Bathory and released their self-titled debut album the following year. This album, along with "The Return" and "Under The Sign Of The Black Mark" are now regarded as huge influences on the infamous Norwegian black metal scene's music in the 1990s.

Bathory not only helped to pioneer black metal, but also viking metal too, when they began incorporating viking themes on their next album, "Blood Fire Death." The group went further with this styling on their record, "Hammerheart," now regarded as a landmark in the field of viking metal. They would continue the "Hammerheart" style on their next two albums, "Twilight Of The Gods" and "Blood On Ice" before changing their sound once again, this time sounding more like thrash metal. This move was criticized by many of the band's fans and they returned to the viking approach on their last albums. Sadly, the band would not be able to continue, as in June of 2004, Quorthon (now the band's sole original member) was found dead in his home from an apparant heart failure. The legacy of Bathory has since been remembered with a box set released in 2006 and several tribute albums. More...

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Metal As Art Second Leg Hits Chicago

The Metal As Art Tour had some good success on the first go round, with Hypno5e, Revocation and The Binary Code headlining clubs across the U.S. The currently running second leg features Starring Janet Leigh and Fallen Martyr as the touring bands, and they are supported by local metal outfits in each city. The 2nd leg hit Reggie’s Rock Club in Chicago on February 17, 2010, and crushed an appreciative, but small, audience. More...

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