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Metal News for February 27, 2010

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32 news articles posted on this day.

Fuck Your Shadow From Behind Posts New Video

FUCK YOUR SHADOW FROM BEHIND has posted the new music video to the song "Tristesse" online. The video was directed by David Henning & Moritz Bock. The song is off their debut album, "Freigeist," which is out now via Bastardized Recordings. Check the video out below.

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Endovein Signs To Punishment 18 Records

PUNISHMENT 18 RECORDS has announced signing of Italian thrash metal band Endovein for the release and distribution of their yet-titled debut album. Endovein, who is currently recording in studio, plays a really fast thrash metal characterized by techno thrash influences as in the latest years of the 80s. Stay tuned for more details!

Check out some of the band's music on the official Endovein Myspace page.

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Megadeth Filming "The Right To Go Insane" Video

Megadeth front man Dave Mustaine has revealed in his latest audio blog that the band has commenced filming a video for the song "The Right To Go Insane." Mustaine issued the following statement:

"I'm here at the video shoot [Thursday, February 25] in South El Monte. We just got done filming some footage of a M60 Abram Tank which was fantastic, and the cops are here so will do pretty hairy with this video shoot. I don't know what's going to happen from this point forward, but man we're excited. David Ellefson is here; it's the first video with this band again and we're doing The Right To Go Insane."

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Exence Calls It Quits

PUNISHMENT 18 RECORDS has announced the disbandment of the Italian metal band Exence. This is the official statement by the band in their native language:

“In seguito a un lungo periodo di scarsa attività e di riflessione sulla direzione da intraprendere per il futuro gli EXENCE hanno deciso di sciogliersi e di chiudere seppure in modo sofferto questo ciclo che ebbe inizio nel lontano 2000. Attualmente sono venuti a mancare i presupposti necessari per portare avanti un progetto con il dovuto spirito ed entusiasmo. Condizione quindi sufficiente a fermare la corsa, temporaneamente o per sempre. Tutti noi ringraziamo di cuore coloro che hanno creduto in noi, che ci hanno supportato negli anni e coloro che hanno condiviso il palco con noi, sono stati 10 anni di piccole e meno piccole soddisfazioni e soprattutto 10 anni dove abbiamo riversato passione in quello che abbiamo fatto. Speriamo fortemente che il nostro album da poco uscito possa lasciare qualcosa a qualcuno di voi, sarebbe la soddisfazione più grande. Saluti, EXENCE."

Which Google translates roughly to:

"After a long period of low activity and reflection on the future direction to be taken to the exencia have decided to disband and close albeit suffered this cycle that began back in 2000. Currently are missing the necessary leverage to pursue a project with due spirit and enthusiasm. Condition is therefore sufficient to stop the run, temporarily or permanently. We warmly thank all those who believed in us, who have supported us over the years and those who have shared the stage with us, they were 10 years of small and less small satisfactions and above 10 years where we have put passion into what we made. I very much hope that our newly released album may leave something to some of you would be the greatest satisfaction. Regards, exencia. "

That's a pretty rough translation, but I think you get the point. For further details please check out the Exence Official Myspace.

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Blessed By A Broken Heart U.K. Tour Dates

Blessed By A Broken Heart and The Morning After have announced a run of U.K. tour dates this spring. Here are teh latest dates:

14.05.10 UK Peterborough Met Lounge
15.05.10 UK Birmingham Eddies Rock Club
16.05.10 UK Nottingham Rock City
17.05.10 UK London Underworld
18.05.10 UK Sheffield Corporation
19.05.10 UK Leeds The Well
20.05.10 UK Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
21.05.10 UK Plymouth White Rabbit

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Deafness By Noise Posts New Album Trailer Online

Hardcore band Deafness By Noise has posted a promotional trailer for their new album, "Aim to Please," online. The album will be released on March 1, 2010 on I Scream Records and was produced by Andy Classen (Rykers, Holy Moses, Dew-Scented, Brightside). Check it the promo video below.

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Rancor Streaming Three New Songs

Thrash band Rancor is currently streaming three new songs online from the upcoming debut full-length album. The tracks "Incompetent," "Soul Chamber," and "Wounded Wolf" can be heard at the Rancor MySpace page. Further information on the release date and track listing for the album will be announced as it is made available.

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Steel Horse Announces New Tour Dates

Heavy metal act Steel Horse has announced the following upcoming Spanish tour dates:

3/5 2010 La Muralla, Cuenca Cuenca, Cuenca
3/6 2010 II METAL BATS FEST Valencia Valencia, Valencia
3/12 2010 Sala Edaska, Bilbao Bilbao, Vizcaya
3/13 2010 + BIFROST, Sala Heaven, Santander Santander, Cantabria
3/20 2010 "No Hay Tregua Fest", Sala Circus-Bottom Club, Almeria Almeria, Almería
3/26 2010 P+ RESURRECCION, El Plaza, Burgos Burgos, Burgos
3/27 2010 Nanu, Soria Soria, Soria
4/9 2010 + KUARENTENA, La Antigua Estacion, Oviedo Oviedo, Asturias
4/10 2010 + OS JOHN DEERES, Bar TNT, Santiago de Compostela Santiago de Compostela, Coruña
5/8 2010 IV POUNDING METAL FEST Madrid, Madrid
5/14 2010 Bar Delicatessen, Segovia Segovia, Segovia

You can also hear sample Steel Horse tracks online at their MySpace page.

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Non Essential Streaming New Demo Song

Spanish metallers Non Essential are currently streaming a new song online. The demo track, titled "Raising the Fury," was recorded in the band's rehearsal studio and produced by Marc Macht. "Raising the Fury," along with several other Non Essential sample tracks, can be heard via the band's official MySpace page.

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Torche Announces US Tour w/ Coheed and Cambria

Kicking off this April and following their split release with Boris, Miami's TORCHE has just announced a month-long US tour supporting Coheed and Cambria. The tour will span both coasts, travel throughout the Midwest, and also head to select cities in the Great White North.

Here are the latest Torche U.S. tour dates with Coheed and Cambria and Circa Survive:

04/22/10 Charlotte , NC. @ The Fillmore Charlotte
04/23/10 Atlanta , GA. @ Tabernacle
04/24/10 Lake Buena Vista , FL. @ House of Blues (Orlando)
04/25/10 Lauderdale , FL. @ Revolution
04/27/10 Houston , TX. @ Warehouse Live
04/28/10 Austin , TX. @ Stubb's BBQ
04/29/10 Dallas , TX. @ Palladium Ballroom
04/30/10 Tulsa , OK. @ Cain's Ballroom
05/01/10 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
05/03/10 Tempe , AZ. @ Marquee Theatre
05/04/10 Pomona , CA. @ The Fox Theatre
05/05/10 San Francisco , CA. @ The Warfield
05/07/10 Portland , OR. @ Roseland Theater
05/08/10 Seattle , WA. @ Showbox SoDo
05/10/10 Murray , UT. @ Murray Theater
05/11/10 Denver , CO. @ Ogden Theatre
05/13/10 Minneapolis , MN. @ First Avenue
05/14/10 Chicago , IL. @ Congress Theatre
05/15/10 Royal Oak , MI. @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
05/17/10 Boston , MA. @ House of Blues
05/18/10 @ Montreal , QC. Metropolis
05/19/10 Toronto , ON. @ The Sound Academy
05/22/10 Philadelphia , PA. @ The Electric Factory
05/26/10 New York , NY. @ Rumsey Playfield
05/27/10 Washington , DC. @ 9:30 Club
05/28/10 Washington , DC. @ 9:30 Club
07/31/10 Chicago , IL. @ Subterranean

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New Kayo Dot Song For Free Download

Kayo Dot has broken the mold for their new album, "Coyote," in which they nearly leave out the guitar. "Coyote" is due April 6 on Hydra Head.

The Village Voice describes the band's latest effort:
"Coyote is a 40-minute narrative composition that swirls with cooing violins, whining trumpets, jangling xylophones, and haunting blasts of cosmic debris--easily their most cohesive, heavy-hitting and best album yet. Influenced by early '80s goth and Herbie Hancock's more psychedelic excursions, Coyote is a mini-suite that's at once punishing, sad and gloriously free."

You can download "Whisper Ineffable" and read The Village Voice's interview with frontman Toby Driver here.

Here's the tracklist for "Coyote":

I. Calonyction Girl
II. Whisper Ineffable
III. Abyss Hinge 1: Sleeping Birds Sighing In Roscolux
IV. Abyss Hinge 2: The Shrinking Armature
V. Cartogram Out Of Phase

And here are the latest Kayo Dot live dates:

2/21 @ The Stone
Toby Driver (Kayo Dot) and Charlie Looker (Extra Life) Improvised Electric Guitar Duos

3/12 @ Issue Project Room
Tartar Lamb II (featuring all members of Kayo Dot)

3/19 @ McCarren Hall
Tartar Lamb II (featuring all members of Kayo Dot)

4/10 @ Blot Spot, Binghamton NY
Kayo Dot plays "Coyote"

4/11 @ Union Pool, Brooklyn
Kayo Dot plays "Coyote"

4/12 @ Whitson Greeting Hall, SUNY Puchase
Kayo Dot plays "Coyote"

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For Selena And Sin Updates Tour Schedule

Finnish female-fronted metallers For Selena and Sin have updated their tour schedule with the following dates:

2/27 2010 Bar Koodi Kemi
3/11 2010 Dante’s Highlight Helsinki
3/12 2010 Red Neck Jyväskylä
3/30 2010 On the Rocks Helsinki
3/31 2010 Pub Katse Jyväskylä
4/1 2010 Sputnik Tampere
4/2 2010 S-Osis Turku
4/3 2010 Monttu Pori
4/23 2010 Ravintola Saha Iisalmi
4/24 2010 Havanna Kiuruvesi
7/10 2010 Carstune Festival Karstula

Sample For Selena and Sin tracks can also be heard through the band's official MySpace page.

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Haken Posts New Album Teaser Trailer

U.K. based prog metallers Haken have posted a teaser trailer online for their upcoming album "Aquarius," which can be viewed below. "Aquarius" is set to be released via Sensory on the 30th of March 2010. Sample Haken tracks can also be heard through their MySpace page.

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Gotham O.D Pushes Back Album Release Date

Gothic metal act Gotham O.D has issued the following update about the release of their new album:

"Disbeliever release 3.3.2010, 2 more songs online. Due to logistical challenges the album release is postponed for a week, the new date is Wednesday 3.3.2010. You can order the album from Record Shop X, worldwide shipping! You can also get the new album prior the official release date from the first shows of the release tour: Rock Pub, Kokkola 27.2.2010. Also two new songs, Mea Gloria Fides and My Reflection, are added to the band's MySpace page. Go check them out! Enjoy!"

Gotham O.D also has the following upcoming tour dates:

2/27 2010 The Rock Pub Kokkola, Keski-Pohjanmaa
3/13 2010 Dante´s Highlight Helsinki, Uusimaa
3/24 2010 Klubi Tampere, Pirkanmaa
3/26 2010 Happytime Pub Savonlinna, Etelä-Savo
4/2 2010 Music Bar Corona Pieksämäki, Etelä-Savo
4/9 2010 Monttu Pori, Satakunta
4/17 2010 Sawo Tattoo, Ravintola Saha Iisalmi, Pohjois-Savo

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Beyond The Dream Updates Tour Schedule

Finnish gothic black metallers Beyond the Dream have updated their tour scheduled with the following upcoming dates:

3/13 2010 DANTE´S HIGHLIGHT HELSINKI
3/24 2010 KLUBI TAMPERE
3/26 2010 REDNECK JYVÄSKYLÄ
3/27 2010 THE ROCK PUB KOKKOLA
4/29 2010 LUTAKKO JYVÄSKYLÄ

You can also check out sample Beyond the Dream tracks at their MySpace page.

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Incubo Corps Streaming New Song

Italy's Incubo Corps are currently streaming a new track online. The new song "Mental Havoc," along with the previously uploaded track "Melancolia and Sinland," can be heard through the official Incubo Corps MySpace page. The band also issued the following statement:

"Hello motherfucking victims!! A lot of things happened in these days. First, we're proud to announce our new band member: The Gone. He's our new guitarist. And there's an other important beautiful new, we are KKCittyCat Projektz's new artist! Mental havoc is our new song and it is available on our myspace page! Music by Ian Incubo and Lyrics by Steven Sins. Enjoy it and spread the world!"

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Primal Fear Issues Activity Update

Germany's Primal Fear has issued the following update about live shows and working on a new live DVD:

"Primal Fear is getting busy again and here are some latest news what’s going on in the PF camp. We will play our first show in 2010 on Saturday March 6 in our hometown Esslingen / Komma and a new set list at this years Rock For One World benefit event. On March 26 we will play for the first time ever in Luxemburg - Moulfort / Kulturzentrum. In April we’re coming back to Sweden – April 7 in Gävle/Maxim with supports Saint Demon and The Murder Of My Sweet and on April 8/9 we will join the Sweden Rock Cruise with Death Angel, Heat, and more. Great news from Pamela Moore – she will be joining Primal Fear on stage on ALL dates of the North American tour!

"The Rock Meets Classic tour 2010 was a nice success and featured Mat Sinner as musical director/bass, Henny Wolter on lead guitar, Jimmy Kresic (keyboards) and Martin Schmidt (drums). Backing Vocals by Amanda Somerville, Verena Schock & Tiffany Kirkland. Tourneen.Com agency is already working on a new RMC edition for January 2011 with a new line up of singers. iMusic One TV will broadcast a one hour special of the event on the Easter weekend!

"Primal Fear is busy at work on the new DVD '16.6 – All Over The World.' The DVD will feature mainly the 2009 concerts in Switzerland and Atlanta/USA, plus a lot of interesting shots from Japan, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, Sweden etc etc. – still a long way to go, but it will be a killer package incl. the first official Live CD of Primal Fear 'Live In The USA' recorded in Los Angeles, Atlanta and New York. Achim Koehler is already working on the mix of the audio stuff. We’re pleased to announce that Frontiers Records will be our partner again and will release the package worldwide in mid June 2010. Primal Fear will be on the road again in Europe after the festival season in Mid September, to present their new DVD & Live CD in Concert!"

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Omega Lithium To Release Album In North America

Croatia's Omega Lithium has issued the following update about releasing their album "Dreams in Formaline" in North America:

"The long anticipation is over! After all your requests and appeals,'Dreams in Formaline' is going to be released in North America, by Artoffact Records on April the 6th. 2010 So preorder it now without further hesitation! The North American edition of 'Dreams in Formaline' also contains 'Ocean Dream' as a bonus track and an alternative cover. For the ones who are fast in pre-ordering a special edition package will be shipped including 2 badges, a poster and a label sampler CD. Also, there is a possibility of buying the album (also containing the bonus track) via iTunes, with a digital .pdf booklet."

Omega Lithium also has the following upcoming tour dates:

5/21 2010 - Wave Gothic Treffen 2010 Leipzig
5/22 2010 - Wave Gothic Treffen 2010 Leipzig
5/23 2010 - Wave Gothic Treffen 2010 Leipzig
5/24 2010 - Wave Gothic Treffen 2010 Leipzig
7/10 2010 - Metal Camp 2010 Tolmin

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Fuck The Facts Streaming Entire New EP

Fuck the Facts recently release their new "Unnamed" 7" EP. The band has now made the entire EP available for streaming at this location. Fuck the Facts also has the following upcoming tour dates:

3/5 2010 Jailbreak Roma
3/6 2010 Atlantide Bologna
3/7 2010 Rock N’ Roll Arena Romagnano Sesia
3/8 2010 Dynamo Werk 21 Zürich
3/9 2010 Sopa Box Bar Nancy
3/10 2010 De Rots Antwerpen
3/11 2010 Little Devil Club Tilburg
3/12 2010 Az Mullheim
3/13 2010 Alte Meirei Kiel
3/14 2010 1000Fryd Aalborg
3/15 2010 Funhouse Oslo
3/16 2010 Underjorden Goteborg
3/17 2010 Bergendalska Gården/Musikhuset Vaxjo
3/18 2010 Dödsmaskinen Copenhagen
3/19 2010 AJZ Neobrandenbourg
3/20 2010 Kopi Berlin More...

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World Under Blood Announces Album Track List

Deron Miller of death metal act World Under Blood has issued the following update about the band's new album:

"Hi... Tonight i have finalized the song titles for our first album! I have finished the lyrics for all of the songs; I have a decent idea for what I am going to do vocally next week. Some of what I have done is pretty disturbing, but i am satisfied. I fly out to Tampa tomorrow to meet up with the legendary Mr. Murphy to complete this album once and for all!

"This album is brutal. These days, a lot of bands are judged by their technicality, and often that is seen as 'heavier.' I agree to an extent, but the only problem is that the more technical a band is lately, the more that specific "song" loses. We could have done a record that was 20 notes per second, because every member of world under blood is capable of that. But on this record, we pretty much said 'lets make sure the songs are amazing' I know they are. I have made sure and will make sure that they all turn out the way they were meant to be and certainly nothing less.

"My only regret is that i mentioned this project too prematurely. Some of you have been waiting for this since as early as November 2006. Back then i was very ambitious and i expected to have it out in due time...Apparently in November 2006 i believed that there were many more hours than 24 in a single day. Plain and simple, i was excited to release a metal record. Finally, this is the track listing, but not in order."

1. Dead and still in pain
2. Under the autumn low
3. A god among the waste
4. Pyro-compulsive
5. I can't stand his name
6. Into the arms of cruelty
7. Revere's tears
8. Purgatory dormitory
9. Wake up dead
10. Alliance or war...(bonus)

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Nightrage Posts Greek Tour Report Video Online

Nightrage has posted a video Greek tour report online. Watch it below:

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Alcest Announces North American Tour Dates

French metal band ALCEST has announced a North American tour. Their complete tour schedule is as follows:

Mar 21 - Agalloch/Alcest - The Silver Church Club – Bucharest, Romania
Apr 01 - K17 - Berlin, Germany
Apr 02 - Music Hall Exit Chmelnice - Praha, Czech Republic
Apr 03 - Escape Metalcorner - Vienna, Austria
Apr 04 - Olden Live Club - Lonato del Garda, Italy
Apr 05 - Posthalle – Würzburg, Germany
Apr 06 - Glazart – Paris, France
Apr 07 - Purple Turtle – London, England
Apr 08 - Turock – Essen, Germany
Apr 09 - Romein – Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
Apr 10 - Biebob – Vosselaar, Belgium
Apr 22 - Bar Octobre - Québec, Quebec, Canada
Apr 23 - Hard Luck Bar - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Apr 24 - Reggie’s Rock Club - Chicago, Illinois
Apr 25 - To be announced - Alabama
Apr 26 - To be announced - Alabama
Apr 27 - Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Apr 28 - Cafe Nine - New Haven, Connecticut
Apr 29 - The Studio At Webster Hall - New York, New York
Apr 30 - Underworld - Montreal, Quebec
May 01 - Unit - Boston, Massachusetts
May 14 - Auditorium Sá de Miranda – Braga, Portugal
May 15 - Side-B - Benavente, Portugal
May 23 - Wave Gothic Treffen – Leipzig, Germany

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Interview

A Chat With Heathen Frontman David White

19 years after their last album, “Victims Of Deception,” Bay Area thrashers Heathen return with “The Evolution Of Chaos.” The album shows the band drawing heavily from their earlier sound, with a few modern touches here and there. Loaded with guest musicians and brimming with intensity, Heathen’s third studio album is an early candidate for many “Best-Of” lists at the end of the year. I recently had the opportunity to speak to vocalist David White about the new album, how it felt to write new material after a long hiatus, and the most underrated Heathen song. More...

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Illdisposed Announces More European Tour Dates

Denmark's Illdisposed has announced additional European tour dates. The complete schedule is as follows:

03.04 - Chaulnes (FR) - Chaulnes Metal Fest
09.04 - Haderslev (DK) - Maanen
10.04 - Horsens (DK) - Kulisselageret
16.04 - Lyngby (DK) - Templet
17.04 - Copenhagen (DK) - The Rock
24.04 - Viborg (DK) - Paletten
27.04 - Bochum (Ger) - Matrix
28.04 - Darmstadt (Ger) - Steinbruch Theater

Supporting Six Feet Under:

29.04 - Osnabrück (Ger) - N 8
01.05 - Rostock (Ger) - Alte Zuckerfabrik
02.05 - Plzen (Cz) - Serikovka
03.05 - Wroclaw (Pol) - WZ
04.05 - Baia Mare (Ro) - Casa Tineretuluo
05.05 - Bratislava (Sk) - Randal Club
06.05 - Chemnitz (Ger) - AJZ Taalschock
07.05 - Cottbus (Ger) - Gladhouse
08.05 - München (Ger) - Backstage
09.05 - TBA
10.05 - Stuttgart (Ger) - Die Röhre
11.05 - Spital an der Drau (A) - Stadtsaal
12.05 - Kufstein (A) - Kulturfabrik

28.05 - Copenhagen (DK) - Lygten Station
11.06 - Heide Hünxe (DE) - Deathfeast Open Air
31.07 - Obersinn (DE) - Eisenwahn Open Air
10-11.09 - Hüttikon (CH) - Meh Suff Metal Festival

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Fire Strikes The Famine Studio

New York and Texas based death metal band The Famine has issued the following update regarding a recent fire at their studio:

"Hey guys, Our studio DID burn down with all of our gear and and everything pertaining to The Famine early Thursday morning. It almost took our engineer Travis with it as well but fortunately he made it out alive, but basically that was all that made it out. We lost all of the studio gear as well and all of the material we had been working on in preparation for the new release."

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The Howling Wind Completes New Album, Posts MP3

Formed by Ryan Lipynsky (the artist formerly known as Killusion, also of UNEARTHLY TRANCE of course) after the demise of USBM band THRALLDOM, and now in conspiracy with drummer Tim Call (ALDEBARAN), THE HOWLING WIND have completed work on their new album “Into The Cryosphere.”

Following the band’s “Pestilence & Peril” debut, THE HOWLING WIND's “Into The Cryosphere” takes cue from such legends as CELTIC FROST/HELLHAMMER, BATHORY, old-school DARKTHRONE, and AUTOPSY, while harboring a pedigree seeped within occult nature and lore. Overall, “Into The Cryosphere” is “a depiction of the fall of humanity reflected through a sheet of ice,” says the label.

To be released late April via Profound Lore Records, the tracklisting for “Into The Cryosphere” goes as follows:

1. The Seething Wrath Of A Frigid Soul
2. Teeth Of Frost
3. Obscured Pyramid
4. Ice Cracking In The Abyss
5. Will Is The Only Fire Under An Avalanche
6. Impossible Eternity
7. A Dead Galaxy Mirrored In An Ice Mirage

An MP3 of the track “Teeth Of Frost” can be downloaded here.

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Interview

An Interview With Members Of Ventflow

Ventflow is a metal band from the south of England who released their debut album, "Terrorsiah" last August. They have gained a large fan base in their time of touring and have performed with the likes of Carcass, Saxon and Arch Enemy. Recently, I spoke with vocalist Lee Brennan and bass player Craig Daws to discuss their achievements, their goals and their past. More...

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Svartsot Posts New Album Track Break Down

Danish folk metallers Svartsot are set to release their new album "Mulmets Viser" via Napalm Records on March 26th, 2010. The new song "Aethelred" off the upcoming album can currently be heard through the band's MySpace page. Svartsot has also issued the following track-by-track break down of the album:

"Mulmets Viser - Songs of the Darkness: Darkness falls and another day’s toil has come to an end. Tables of food are borne out from the feasting hall and horns filled with golden ale handed round. Then begins the telling of legends and singing of verse; tales of noble heroes and mighty kings, great feats and hard-fought battles, songs of life and death, of drinking and feasting, ballads of buxom wenches and wanton maids and myths of mystical beings who work their evil enchantment upon the lives of men. The skalds tales continue until all have drunk more than their fill...

"Æthelred: The album’s first track is about the English king Æthelred II (the Unready or Ill-advised) and his ascension to the throne. In the 10th Century his kingdom was constantly raided and harassed by the Vikings and after losing a number of conflicts he resorted to paying the Danegeld: offering the Danes 10,000 pounds of silver to go away. This merely encouraged them to return on more and more occasions to collect greater and greater sums. More...

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Killswitch Engage Streaming New Song

Roadrunner Records will release a digital EP soundtrack on March 2nd for the upcoming God of War 3 game titled "God of War: Blood & Metal." The EP will be included with the God of War 3 Ultimate Edition and will also be available as a download. Killswitch Engage's contribution to the EP, titled "My Obsession," is currently available for streaming at this location.

The track listing for the EP is as follows:

1. Killswitch Engage – My Obsession
2. Trivium – Shattering The Skies Above
3. Dream Theater – Raw Dog
4. Taking Dawn – This Is Madness
5. Opeth – The Throat Of Winter
6. Mutiny Within – The End

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Alice In Chains Announces More U.S. Tour Dates

Alice in Chains has added on more dates to their current U.S. tour. The confirmed dates are as follows:

2/26 2010 Tabernacle - SOLD OUT Atlanta, Georgia
2/27 2010 House of Blues - SOLD OUT Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
3/1 2010 Municipal Auditorium - SOLD OUT Nashville, Tennessee
3/2 2010 Fillmore - SOLD OUT Charlotte, North Carolina
3/3 2010 DAR Constitution Hall - SOLD OUT Washington, DC, Washington DC
3/5 2010 The National - SOLD OUT Richmond, Virginia
3/6 2010 Foxwoods - SOLD OUT Mashantucket, Connecticut
3/8 2010 Terminal 5 - SOLD OUT New York, New York
3/9 2010 Terminal 5 - SOLD OUT New York, New York
3/12 2010 Borgata - SOLD OUT Atlantic City, New Jersey
3/13 2010 Tower Theatre - SOLD OUT Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
3/14 2010 Orpheum Theatre - SOLD OUT Boston, Massachusetts
3/16 2010 Metropolis - SOLD OUT Montreal, Quebec
3/17 2010 Sound Academy - SOLD OUT Toronto, Ontario
3/19 2010 Fillmore - SOLD OUT Detroit, Michigan
3/20 2010 Aragon Ballroom - SOLD OUT Chicago, Illinois
3/21 2010 Roy Wilkens Auditorium Minneapolis, Minnesota
4/15 2010 Civic Center Portland, Maine
4/16 2010 Dunkin Donuts Arena Providence, Rhode Island
4/17 2010 Mohegan Sun Arena Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
4/19 2010 Big Sandy Arena Huntington, West Virginia
4/20 2010 Norva Norfolk, Virginia
4/21 2010 Memorial Auditorium Raleigh, North Carolina
4/23 2010 Live X @ City of Palms Park Ft. Myers, Florida
4/24 2010 98Rockfest Tampa, Florida
4/25 2010 St. Augustine Amphitheatre St. Augustine, Florida
4/27 2010 Thomas Wolfe Auditorium Asheville, North Carolina
4/28 2010 Memorial Auditorium Chattanooga, Tennessee
4/30 2010 Crawfish Fest Birmingham, Alabama
5/1 2010 Beale Street Fest Memphis, Tennessee
5/19 2010 Glens Falls Civic Center Glens Falls, New York
5/20 2010 MAC Center - Monmouth University West Long Branch, New Jersey
5/23 2010 MMRBQ @ Susquehanna Bank Center Camden, NJ, New Jersey

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Symphony X Issues New Album Update

The official Symphony X MySpace page has been updated with the following information about the band's upcoming album:

"Spoke to Mike today, and he sounded really happy about the progress that the band's making on the new cd. ‘Technically, we could be done’ he said. ‘I put together some pre-production mixes for us to listen to, and it's all solid. We have over an hour of really good stuff that we really dig; there's more than enough stuff there that we can choose the best songs to go on the CD, but all of the songs are really strong. And there are two almost-done songs that we're going to try to wrap up in the next few days as well, one is shaping up to be 10 minutes plus; it's really cool stuff that we gotta use.’ He and Russell have started working through lyrics, and the band plans to start tracking in early March. ‘I think everyone will like it’ he said, ‘it has a little bit of everything.’"

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Psychometry Recruits New Touring Drummer

Psychometry has issued the following update about recruiting Cory Salemi as their new touring drummer:

"Psychometry welcomes Cory Salemi into their ranks as touring drummer. Cory is a dedicated 2nd generation drummer from Port Allen, LA. When he's not playing with Psychometry, you can catch Cory playing with his variety band Passing-Outlaws. His tireless energy, focus and personality make him a great addition to Psychometry."

Sample Psychometry tracks can be heard through the band's official MySpace page.

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