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Metal News for February 26, 2011

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22 news articles posted on this day.

Gallileous Parts With Guitarist

Polish act Gallileous has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's guitarist/vocalist:

"Chris 'Wine' Winkler decided to leave the ranks of Gallileous for reasons of both health and personal. The team, after lengthy discussions, shall be respectful of this difficult and important decision of our vocalist and guitarist forming the core team since 1991. Thank you for joint concerts, guitar riffs, uncompromising voice, and putting on Gallileous for so many years!"

You can also check out the band's music via the Gallileous MySpace profile at this location.

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Kill The Klown Posts "Bleeding Stone" Promo Video

Thrash/hardcore act Kill the Klown has posted a promo video online for the song "Bleeding Stone." You can check out the song in the clip below.

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Zebulon Kosted Posts "Forgotten Forest" Clip

Experimental act Zebulon Kosted has posted a slide show video clip online for the song "Forgotten Forest," which can be viewed below. The act also commented:

"My friend Ann Jachec, a Polish video artist living in Germany, has made an incredible new slide show video for the Zebulon Kosted song Forgotten Forest! Please check it out and leave her a comment on YouTube!"

You can also check out an excerpt from the album "Unfortunately Destiny Unfolds" at this location.

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Chaos Divine Comments On Album Release

Chaos Divine has checked in with the following update about the release of the band's "The Human Connection" album:

"Hey peeps, our brand new album 'The Human Connection' is just a few weeks away. You can pre-order your copy online now at Waterfront Records. These guys will ship both nationally and internationally.

"The album is due out nationally on March 25 2011 through Firestarter Music & Distribution, and everywhere else digitally on iTunes international. You can also pick up a copy of the new album at our album launch show, on April 15 @ The Rosemount Hotel, North Perth. Head to the event page here for more details. We will see you on the road in 2011!"

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More Bands Confirmed For Ragnarok Festival

Catamenia, Graveworm, and Wolfchant have now been confirmed in the lineup of the upcoming 2011 Ragarok Festival. The festival takes place on April 29th - 30th, 2011 at the Stadthalle in Lichtenfels, and additional details are available here.

The currently announced lineup is as follows:

Agrypnie
Alcest
Battlelore
Bifröst
BlackShore
Bran Barr
Catamenia
Dalriada
Eis
Graveworm
Enslaved
Ignis Fatuu
Hammer Horde
Månegarm
Kampfar
Odroerir
Negura Bunget
Path Of Golconda
Orphaned Land
Shining
Sahg
Todtgelichter
Thyrfing
Valkyrja
Twilight Of The Gods
Wolfchant
Vrankenvorde

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Legion Of The Damned Video Interview Posted Online

Loud TV has posted a video interview online with Legion of the Damned, which can be viewed below. You can also check out the trailer for the bonus DVD included with the band's "Descent into Chaos" album at this location.


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Rebellion Recruits New Drummer

Germany's Rebellion recently announced the band had recruited in a new guitarist. Rebellion has now revealed that David Faifer has also been brought on the band's new drummer. You can check out a video of David in action in the clip below.

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Excrecor Posts "Hypnotic Affliction" Teaser

Excrecor has posted a teaser video online for the band's "Hypnotic Affliction" album, which can be viewed below. The band also commented:

"Teaser video for Excrecor debut album 'Hypnotic Affliction' posted! Here is the video for our upcoming album! We are working vigorously to complete it for March. Have a listen and enjoy."

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Sepultura Posts New Studio Video Online

Brazilian thrash metal legends Sepultura has posted a new video online documenting the recording of their forthcoming new studio album. You can check it out below. The album will be the band's first for their new record label, Nuclear Blast and is expected to be released around early Summer. More...

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Legion Of The Damned To Play At Elsrock Fest

LEGION OF THE DAMNED has been confirmed to play at Elsrock Festival on August 27, 2011 at the Sportaccomodatie R.K.S.V. in Rijssen, Netherlands.

Other bands confirmed so far are:

Destruction
Asphyx
Symphorce
The Kandidate
Skaldgrim

Tickets are available at www.elsrock.nl for 30€.

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Soilwork Posts New Music Video Online

Swedish melodic death metal act Soilwork has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "Let This River Flow" and can be viewed in the player below:

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The Ghost Inside Parts Ways With Drummer

The Ghost Inside have posted the following statement online following the departure of drummer KC Stockbridge.

"Losing an original member is a total bummer to any band. Unfortunately, The Ghost Inside and drummer KC Stockbridge have mutually decided to part ways. KC needed some time off of a European tour to sort some things out at home, and when we went out on tour again, it wasn’t the same for either parties. We all talked and decided that it was better if we continued on without him. There are absolutely no hard feelings, and we wish KC the best of luck in whatever the future holds for him."

The band has recruited Andrew Tkaczyk to take over on a temporary basis.

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Darkest Hour Posts More Studio Footage Online

American metalcore act Darkest Hour has posted some behind the scenes footage from the studio online. The band released its new album, titled "The Human Romance," on February 22, 2011 through E1 Entertainment. You can view the short teaser clip below:

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The Plot In You Streaming New Song Online

American melodic hardcore act The Plot In You have posted a new song online for streaming. The track "Miscarriage" is available for streaming in the player below. The band's new album, titled "First Born," is set for release on April 19, 2011 through Rise Records.

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Inhale Exhale Issues New EP Update

Inhale Exhale has posted the following update online in regards to its forthcoming new EP.

"Hello all, we are an independent artist now and have decided to release a 6 song EP for you guys on our own. We have no backing from a label, or investor. Just YOU, the fans! The industry is changing and we have been compelled by the Inhale Exhale fans to release another album. If you want to hear it, help us out and support us! We want to keep writing music for you. And it’s down to being us and you doing this. The Industry is in the hole for most artists right now.

On the business side and artist side people are frantic on what to do and how to keep up with the changing of media as a whole. Unfortunately the artist suffer the most. Trust is something that is commonly broken in music now more than ever. We are not a wealthy group of guys making killer money doing this. Therefore we have had to re think our situation and where we want to go from here. All we know is that we appreciate and love ALL OF YOU for your continuing support of Inhale Exhale and letting us share our hearts and music with you.

So you are now a bigger part in this more then ever. Anything you can give is a big help to us. It helps pay towards our bills/debt that suffer while we’ve tried to pursue this and tour and produce records. Spread the word and THANK YOU in advance."

You can donate to the band at this location.

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Silent Civilian Announces New Tour Dates

Silent Civilian has revealed the dates for its forthcoming tour of the United States. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

03/17 Corpus Christi, TX – Theo’s
03/18 San Antonio, TX – Zombies
03/19 Temple, TX – Lone Star Sports Bar
03/22 Houston, TX – Greens Parkway
03/25 Raleigh, NC – Southland Ballroom
03/27 Springfield, VA – Jaxx
03/29 Trenton, NJ – The Backstage @ Championship Bar
03/30 Baltimore, MD – Sonar
03/31 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
04/01 Detroit, MI – The Hayloft
04/02 Sandusky, OH – The Underground
04/03 Mounds View, MN – Roberts Off 10
04/05 Fargo, ND – The Nestor Tavern
04/06 Des Moines, IA – The House Of Bricks
04/07 Ottawa, IL – Luciana’s
04/08 Kansas City, MO – Damage Control
04/09 Oklahoma City, OK – Bricktown Live
04/10 Wichita, KS – The Lizard Lounge
04/12 Salt Lake City, UT – Club Vegas
04/14 Los Angeles, CA – The Whisky A Go Go
04/16 Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto

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Architects Video Interview Available

A new video interview has been posted online with U.K. metalcore act Architects. You can view the video interview below:



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Oceansize Splits Up

U.K. progressive metal act Oceansize has posted the following statement online, through its official website, announcing its decision to disband.

"Dear Friends,

"We regret to inform you that Oceansize have split up.

"An explanation for this occurrence is neither forthcoming or indeed necessary. All that remains is to say THANK YOU for being there for us. It's been a very eventful and life-affirming 12 years. We'll miss you.

"There will be more music from each of us as soon as possible."

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Revengia Issues New Album Update

Sweden's Revengia has checked in with the following update about the progress on their new album:

"Writing from the studio were we right now are doing some re-amping and vocals. As you notice, things are moving slowly. We had our share of trouble during last fall, which led to abandoning the studio facilities we spent many hours building. Back to square one' is an expression so familiar to us, it should be the name of the album (or not...). On the other hand, the results are really good. The album will show an updated Revengia with some really heavy songs with strong melodies. Everybody is contributing [his] outmost to make the best Revengia possible. We got some vocals to do, then we will shift to mixing mode."

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Insense Reveals New Album Tracklisting

Norwegian metal act Insense has revealed the tracklisting for its upcoming full length album, titled "Burn In Beautiful Fire." "Burn In Beautiful Fire" will reach store shelves on April 8, 2011 and will be made available through Indie Recordings. You can view the album's tracklisting below:

1. Death For Me, Death For You
2. Surviving Self Resentment
3. Alone In A Crowd
4. Overrated
5. Social Woes
6. Burn In Beautiful Fire
7. Envy The Dead
8. Perversion
9. Nothing to Live For
10. High On Rejection

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Scar Symmetry Reveals New Album Title

Swedish progressive death metal act Scar Symmetry has revealed the title of its forthcoming new studio album. The album has been given the name of "The Unseen Empire" and will see its release on April 15, 2011 through Nuclear Blast Records. Scar Symmetry drummer Henrik Ohlsson commented on the new album by saying:

"'The Unseen Empire' seeks to expose the hidden hand of the elite that pull the strings of mankind in order to fulfill their agenda of global domination. The album concept goes from theories of shadow governments to secret ancient bloodlines and even further into speculations of malevolent influence from metaphysical reptilian-based intelligences. Mankind's only hope to survive seems to be an internal awakening where the influence of the unseen empire that rules in secrecy is washed away from the minds of the masses. They want us to stay within the framework of their agenda, hypnotizing us with things that draw attention but has no value. It's time to step outside the framework and make 'the unseen empire' visible!"

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Verenpisara Reveals New Album Tracklisting

Finnish melodic hard rock act Verenpisara, which features Amorphis members Tomi Koivusaari and Santeri Kallio, has revealed the tracklisting for its upcoming full length album. The new studio release, titled "Eilinen On Kuollut," is also available for streaming in its entirety at this location. The tracklisting for the effort is as follows:

1. Tie
2. Suunta
3. Kohtalon Määräämä
4. Tietämättömyyden Torit
5. Kohti Toukkien Metropolia
6. Hylätyn Aseman Tuulessa
7. Kuinka Usein
8. Turhamaisuuden Kolonna
9. Lyhyitä Hetkiä
10. Eilinen On Kuollut

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