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Metal News for February 25, 2009

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28 news articles posted on this day.

Obliterate Signs To Noisehead Records

Noisehead Records recently announced the signing of OBLITERATE. This impressive grindcore formation will release their third album, "Something Wrong," which contains 13 tracks, in early May 2009.

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Edema Signs To Punishment 18 Records

Italian death metal band Edema has signed with Punishment 18 Records for their upcoming new album entitled "Default." The album will be recorded at Cellar Door Studio in Milan and the release is set for September 2009.

The tracklisting for "Default" is as follows:

1. Crawling unreason
2. Generator
3. Onirical
4. Default.
5. Purchasing your own illness
6. My sweetest whore
7. Unequal desease

In the meantime, you can check out Edema on their MySpace page.

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Def Leppard Announces More Re-Issues

Veteran British rockers Def Leppard will be re-releasing their classic albums, "Pyromania" and "Adrenalize." No further details have been made available at this point but it's excpected to receive the same treatment as their album, "Hysteria" which was re-mastered and re-released last year. Stay tuned for updates.

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AC/DC Concert Turns Ugly

An AC/DC concert in Norway ended in a near riot on Wednesday as fans clashed with police.

According to Budstikka.no there were severe problems for fans trying to get into the venue for the show as long traffic jams caused many people to be late for the start of the concert. But then the real trouble started after the concert at the Telenor Arena near Oslo when more static traffic and a lack of public transport left a number of fans stranded.

Reports suggest that fans turned on the police as the transport problems worsened, throwing bottles at patrol cars and tearing down crowd control fences.

Police apparently blamed poorly organised transport systems and frustrated alcohol-fuelled rock fans, but despite the trouble they made no arrests.

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Rush Denies Concept Album Rumours

Canadian rock legends Rush has denied the rumours that their next studio album will be another concept album along the lines of their classic "2112." Bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee says: "We haven't even discussed our next work yet. Right now we’re all taking a well-needed break. We’re pooped and we’re not spring chickens anymore, so we do need that break."

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Thick As Blood Streaming New Song Online

Miami based band Thick As Blood are currently streaming a new song online titled "Misery Loves Company" from their upcoming album "Embrace." The song can be heard on the band's MySpace page. "Embrace" is set to be released through Eulogy Recordings on April 14th.

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Inevitable End Streaming New Song Online

Sweden's Inevitable End have posted a third preview track from their forthcoming Relapse debut "The Severed Inception." The new track, "Embracing The Origin," can be heard online now via the band's MySpace page along with title-track "The Severed Inception" and "Dreamsight Synopsis". The Severed Inception will see its North American release date on March 17th (March 23rd internationally).

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Bloodbound Reveals New Album Artwork

BLOODBOUND, the Swedish melodic metal band featuring members from TAD MOROSE, MORGANA LEFAY, PYRAMAZE and STREET TALK, has unveiled the cover art for their upcoming third full-length album, "Tabula Rasa."

"Tabula Rasa" will be released by BLISTERING RECORDS in Europe on April 26 and in North America on April 21. MARQUEE/AVALON has set a March 25 street date for the Japanese market. More...

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Starring Janet Leigh Signs To Ironclad Recordings

Canadian death metal band Starring Janet Leigh has issued the following statement about signing to Ironclad Recordings:

"Ironclad Recordings (Trevor Phipps of Unearth’s label) is pleased to announce the signing of Starring Janet Leigh. Formed in 2003, the Canadian metal act Starring Janet Leigh began with creating music the band found both interesting and challenging with no compromise to musical integrity. Fusing death metal, hardcore, and modern jazz to create a sound that can best be described as progressively technical death metal, Starring Janet Leigh’s aural onslaught is a fine blend of artistry, fury, passion and precision. Combine the band’s musical fervor and dexterity with their unforgettable live show and what you end up with is no need for gimmicks or clichés.

"We're really pleased about signing with the guys from Ironclad. It's nice to work with people who care as much about your music as you do and really wanna see it through.

"Right now we are working on a music video for the song Ex You from our forthcoming album Spectrum. We're hoping to have it ready for the album release in May 2009. Once the album is out we plan on doing as much touring as we can to bring this record to the masses with a vengeance! Get ready! Starring Janet Leigh is now poised to unleash their debut full length album Spectrum on the world, which lands in stores and online everywhere May 12th, 2009."

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Neaera Announces Home Town Show

German extreme metallers Neaera have issued the following announcement about an upcoming hometown show:

"We will play a record release show in our hometown Münster this year on MAY 29th AT THE SPUTNIKHALLE! Tickets for the show can be purchased immediately for 14 Euro ( plus presale fee ) at booking offices such as ticketmaster.de, eventim.de etc. Since this will be our only release show, there will be lots and lots of specials and special guests that we will announce in the days and weeks ahead! So get movin, get your ticket and then let´s tear this fucker down, mmmooooohahahahahaharrrrr!!!

"Our new record OMNICIDE - CREATION UNLEASHED will be released on May 22nd!"

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NWOBHM Special To Air Tomorrow

Planet Rock, Britain's leading rock station will be airing a special tomorrow at 6PM U.K. time. Appearing on the show will be Iron Maiden/former Samson singer Bruce Dickinson, Saxon lead vocalist Biff Byford, Diamond Head guitarist Brian Tatler, Tygers Of Pan Tang's Jess Cox and the infamous Thunderstick who's past bands include Iron Maiden and Samson. You can listen to the show by heading to the stations website.

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Sacrifice Posts New Album Teaser Online

Toronto, Ontario based thrash metal band Sacrifice has posted an audio preview of their forthcoming new studio album, "The Ones I Condemn." You can check it out below. The album will be released this Spring through Marquee Records and is the bands first album featuring the "classic" lineup in eighteen years. More...

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Vote In MetalStorm's Annual Awards

Metalstorm.Eu are holding their annual awards and they want you to vote for who you want to win. You need to register to vote and you can check it out by heading here. The categories for the awards are as follows:

Best albums by genre:

Alternative Metal
Atmospheric/Symphonic Metal
Avantgarde Metal
Black Metal
Death Metal
Doom Metal
Extreme Doom Metal
Gothic Metal
Grindcore
Hard Rock
Heavy Metal
Melodeath/Gothenburg Metal
Metalcore
Pagan/Viking/Folk Metal
Post-Metal
Power Metal
Progressive Metal
Sludge/Stoner Metal
Thrash Metal

Other awards:

The Best Cover Song
The Best Debut Album
The Best DVD
The Best Video
The Biggest Letdown
The Biggest Surprise

Special awards :

The Best Drama

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All That Remains Announces Metalfest Warm Up Shows

American metal act All That Remains has announced that they will be playing some warm up shows to prepare them for their headlining slot at this year's edition of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival in Worcester, Massachusetts.

The warm up shows are as follows:

April
14 - Higher Ground - Burlington, VT
15 - Lost Horizon - Syracuse, NY

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Motley Crue Puts "White Trash Circus" Video Online

Legendary hair metallers Motley Crue has posted their new music video online for the song, "White Trash Circus." You can check it out below. The song comes from the bands comeback album, "Saints Of Los Angeles" which has garnered alot of positive response from critics and fans alike. More...

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Mushroomhead Enters The Studio

Masked metal band Mushroomhead has entered the studio to record their seventh studio album at the Filthy Hands compound in Cleveland, Ohio. The album will be released this summer through Megaforce/Epic Records.

Drummer/producer Steve "Skinny" Felton says: "Hell yeah, let’s go, after producing the last six albums I know what these guys can do and once again they are killing it! The cool thing about working with Mushroomhead is that there is always an idea on the table and someone brings it to the next level. Everytime someone tracks they raise the bar for the rest of the records, Thank God! They call each other out, they play each others parts they even fist fight! Their passion is undeniable and that is what rock & roll is all about! The sound is super dark and creepy and even violent at times."

Keyboardist Shmotz added "The new album is off to a great start and is full of aggression and intensity, although it is tough to be creative and keep a solid drug habit with all of the illegal downloading and file sharing these days!"

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Voivod Posts New Album Update

Canadian progressive thrash metal legends Voivod has posted a new blog on their Myspace discussing their new studio album and general goings on with the band. It reads as follows:

"We are putting finishing touches on the yet to be named new record, due this spring. Jason Newsted ended up playing on all the bass tracks and plans to have Eric and Blacky also play on it were put aside for another project down the road. This album will mark the end of the Voivod songs Piggy wrote and performed, there are other songs from Piggy yet to be released, that he wrote for himself and other projects. We will release a DVD of our first ever performance in Japan, featuring all early Voivod material with Blacky on bass and Dan Mongrain on Guitar. We would like to extend our condolences to the family of Adrian Bromley, who was up until recently Voivod’s publicist at The End records for the past 4 years. His enthusiasm and knowledge of music and all things metal will be sorely missed. More news and artwork to be posted soon."

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Staind Announces April Tour Dates

Staind will be heading out on a headlining tour of North America this April. Supporting them on the trek will be Hoobastank.

The tour dates are as follows:

April 18 - New Town, MD @ 4 Bears Casino
April 20 - Prior Lake, MN @ Mystic Lake Casino
April 23 - Hankinson, ND @ Dakota Magic Casino
April 24 - Hankinson, ND @ Dakota Magic Casino
April 25 - Walker, MN @ Northern Lights Casino
April 26 - Walker, MN @ Northern Lights Casino
April 28 - Sault Ste. Marie, MI @ Kewadin Dream Makers
April 30 - Rama, ON @ Casino Rama
May 1 - Niagara Falls, NY @ Seneca Niagara
May 2 - Mt. Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle
May 15 - Henderson, NV @ Sunset Station
May 16 - West Wendover, NV @ The Peppermill Concert Hall
May 20 - Oroville, CA @ Gold Country Casino
May 22 - Reno, NV @ Silver Legacy Resort
May 23 - Coachella, CA @ Spotlight 29 Casino
May 24 - Lemoore, CA @ Tachi Palace

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Lawnmower Deth Guitarist Posts Update

Concorde Faceripper (aka Steve Nesfield), guitarist for British comedy thrash band Lawnmower Deth has checked in with the following update: "Hi again,

"It's been a while since I posted anything on here, I've got so much going on at the moment my head is spinning so forgive the lapse of MySpace updates.

"Some of you may have noticed that there appears to be some gig's listed on scarletmist.com... I have to say that sadly this is nothing to do with us and under no circumstances should anyone buy tickets for any gig listed for us unless it's announced on here. More...

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Metallica Announces August Show In Dublin

Metallica has announced that they will be heading to Dublin, Ireland later this year. A message from the band reads as follows: "If you're heading out to the Nottingham show and happen to stop by the merch booth to check out the new World Magnetic tour program, you just might notice one show listed there that's not on the site... so in the interest of helping out our friends who can't join us in the UK tonight, on August 1st we'll be in Dublin (Ireland) at Fairyhouse Racecourse.

"We'll have more details about tickets, etc. shortly. And that's going to do it for our European buddies.. for now!"

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Obituary Enters The Studio

Florida based death metal legends Obituary has entered the studio to record their brand new album which will be released later this year through Candlelight Records. A message from guitarist Ralph Santolla (formerly of Deicide) reads as follows: "Trevor [Peres, guitar] finished his tracks yesterday, and I'm doing solos now. The new stuff is HEAVY, some of my favorite Obituary riffs yet. Trevor's guitar sounds huge and menacing. If you like Obituary, you're gonna love this record."

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Code Unveils "Resplendent Grotesque" Album Artwork

U.K. based black metal band Code has issued the following announcement about unveiling the artwork for their new album on their MySpace blog:

"We are proud to unveil an advance preview of the beautiful and decadent album cover artwork for Resplendent Grotesque. Created, painted and lovingly slaved over by the enigmatic, brilliant and cult artist Stephen Kasner.

"We are eternally grateful and blessed for his vivid and inspired portrayal of our music. As the man himself remarked, "I feel very successful in channeling the emotions and ideas, in my own way, as they were described to me. And of course, your music was more than enough to evoke the demons. They have made themselves clearly known in these works, I am certain."

"We hope you admire it as much as we do."

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Kvelertak Streaming Two New Songs Online

Norwegian band Kvelertak has issued the following announcement about streaming two new songs on their MySpace page:

"Finally, some new songs:

"Fossegrim (featuring Nattefrost of Carpathian Forest) and Blodtørst (featuring Ivar Nikolaisen of Silver).

"These are two of five recordings from a session in Caliban Studios, engineered mixed and mastered by Ruben Willem of Haust.

"This is a step further for Kvelertak, as this is the first time we have ever made an effort to apply some production quality (less crappy sound) to our recordings. All prior recordings have been strictly bedroom-demos."

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Motley Crue Announces Crue Fest 2 Tour Dates

As promised, Motley Crue has announced a Crue Fest 2 tour, scheduled to begin July 19. Members of the band's S.I.N. fan club are currently eligible for pre-sale tickets, through the Motley.com website. There's been no word yet on who will be joining them on tour this summer.

Tour dates are as follows: More...

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Nothingface Posts First New Podcast

Nothingface has posted the first of their promised updates in the form of a podcast, in which they answer a number of fan questions. You can download the audio here.

As previously reported, the band is currently in the studio writing and recording new material and also has plans to re-release their debut album.

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Wishdoom Posts Live Video Of "Up The Hammers"

Greek power-doom metal band Wishdoom has posted a live video of "Up The Hammers" online. The footage, which can be viewed below, was taken at a gig on February 22, 2009. More...

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Diecast Announces New Bassist

Diecast has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new bassist:

"Hello everyone, its that time of the month again for an update! We recently started our string of weekend shows and they've all been amazing so far... It's great seeing familiar faces and new ones in the crowd! We have many more shows coming up in March and April, so check the dates posted on our myspace to see if we are playing near you...

"We'd also like to welcome our new bassist Eddie Barton, please visit his MySpace and say hi to him!
Thats about all for now..."

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Megadeth Announces First New Song Title

Megadeth front man Dave Mustaine has checked in with the following announcement about the title of a song from their upcoming album:

"We are doing great with the progress of finishing the writing of the new record out here. I have chosen a working title and I think that it is going to stick, and the record starts out with an instrumental that is very much like 'Into The Lungs Of Hell', and there are ten more songs that are really fantastic. The is one song on here that will probably touch a lot of people; 'The Hardest Part Of Letting Go'."

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