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Metal News for February 3, 2011

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45 news articles posted on this day.

All Shall Perish Announces Headline Dates

American deathcore act All Shall Perish has announced a small batch of headlining off-dates set to take place at various locationg across the United States. Support on the shows will come from Conducting From The Grave and Abysmal Dawn. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

03/21 Manchester, NH – Rocko’s Bar And Grill
03/22 Trenton, NJ – Championship Bar And Grille
03/23 Wheeling, WV – Yesterday’s Draughthouse
03/26 Oklahoma City, OK – The Conservatory
03/27 Lubbock, TX – Tequila Jungle
03/29 Phoenix, AZ – Clubhouse

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Re-Vision To Disband

German progressive metal act Re-Vision has posted the following update online, announcing its decision to disband.

"With [a] sad heart but conscious of [our] decision Re-Vision have decided to quit after 17 years, four albums, countless shows and precious memories!

"Thanks to everyone who has supported us, we appreciate it still!

"Dominik Nowitzki [drums] is part of Capital Joke now, the new band of ex-Grave Digger/Rage guitar player Manni Schmidt, hitting the drums as hard as he can. Daniel Dürig [guitar] continues working with Perzonal War, Anke Willnat [vocals] stays active in her cover bands, which she has established over the years. Moreover Dom, Daniel and bass player Christoph Lücker (Gonzo) are still on the road together as the backing band of Paul Di'Anno."

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Spellbound Dazzle Posts New Music Video

Italian alternative metal band Spellbound Dazzle has posted a new music video for their song "Foolin' Of Each Other," which is off their recently released album "Unreal Fairytales." The music video was directed by Salvatore Perrone, who has worked for Exilia, Devildriver, A Day To Remember, Underoath and many other bands. Check out the video below:

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Mike Portnoy Forms New Band With Symphony X

Former Dream Theater and Avenged Sevenfold drummer Mike Portnoy has announced through his official Twitter page that he is currently working on a new side-project with Symphony X vocalist Russell Allen. Mike Portnoy commented on the new project by saying:

"VERY excited about a new project I'm working on [with] one my [favorite] singers in the world: my bro, Sir Russell Allen. Wait 'till you hear this shit!!!"

In other recent news, Mike Portnoy revealed that he has started work on another new project with guitarist Steve Morse of Deep Purple and multi-instrumentalist Neal Morse (Transatlantic, Spock's Beard) bassist Dave LaRue (Dixie Dregs) and vocalist Casey McPherson of Alpha Rev. The group's debut album is currently planned for release later in the year.

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Protest the Hero Posts New Song Online

Canadian progressive metal titans Protest the Hero have posted a new song online taken its forthcoming full-length album. The new song, titled "C'est La Vie," is featured on the upcoming album "Scurrilous." "Scurrilous" was produced once again with producer Julius 'Juice' Butty and will see its release on March 22, 2010 through Underground Operations in Canada and through Vagrant Records in the United States. You can view the "Scurrilous" tracklisting below.

1. C'est La Vie
2. Hair-Trigger
3. Tandem
4. Moonlight
5. Tapestry
6. Dunsel
7. The Reign of Unending Terror
8. Termites
9. Tongue-Splitter
10. Sex Tapes

Protest The Hero - C'est La Vie (Pre-Order Scurrilous Now!) by VagrantRecords

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Scale The Summit Streaming New Song "Whales"

Houston based act Scale the Summit has premiered a track from the band's upcoming album, "The Collective," through MetalSucks. You can check out the song "Whales" at this location.

Guitarist Chris Letchford commented: "We're all very proud to be releasing a new song and not only just any but our personal favorite from the record, 'Whales.' This song was already all of ours personal favorite during the final stages of writing 'The Collective.' We felt this song was a great first release since it has a little of everything; melodic, aggression, great solos, clean jazzy vibe, and a very chill outro. Hope a lot of you out there really enjoy it and that it gets you guys even more excited for the release of 'The Collective!'"

"The Collective" was recorded at Paint It Black Studios in Orlando, FL with producer Mark Lewis (Devildriver, All That Remains, The Black Dahlia Murder). The track listing is as follows:

1. Colossal
2. Whales
3. Emersion
4. The Levitated
5. Secret Earth
6. Gallows
7. Origin of Species
8. Alpenglow
9. Black Hills
10. Balkan
11. Drifting Figures

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Alex Oden Shares His Black Epiphany

Musician Alex Oden, whose other project Mortiferous Scorn was highlighted in an entry of our "Unearthing the Metal Underground" column, is currently working on new material with the more symphonic leaning act Black Epiphany. In anticipation of the new release, the debut Black Epiphany album "Mocking the Dead" has been made available as a free download at this location.

Taking time out from rebuilding his home studio and recording tracks for the upcoming release, Oden corresponded with Metalunderground about the differences between his two solo bands and how he approaches song writing. More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: The Ozzy Bowl

It was reported last week that Vince Neil (Motley Crue) owes 1 million dollars in taxes. He has since denied this report, but I’m assuming one of his many business ventures will cover the expense if needed. If not, expect a hat to circulate the crowd during this year’s Crue Fest…

Bret Michaels (Poison) continues to recover from heart surgery. The surgery was originally to fix a hole in his heart, but turned into a much larger procedure when they found an actual VH1 cameraman wrapped around his aortic valve…

Warrant has hit a new milestone with allowing their ballad “Heaven”, to be used in a commercial by the laundry detergent, Gain. Given eighties rockers seem to resonate with the forty something MILF (and non-MILF) crowds could we be seeing the start of something new? How about Skid Row’s “I Remember You” for PMS medication for that special time of the month? For men, well I can’t think of a better song than Def Leppard’s “Rocket” to sell penis enlargement products. Public service announcements for STD prevention? Motley Crue’s “Red Hot” works, of course, “I Remember You” may also work here as well… More...

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Woods Of Ypres Posts New Music Video

Canadian blackened doom metal act Woods of Ypres has released a brand new music video for the song "I Was Buried In Mount Pleasant Cemetery." The video clip can be viewed through Decibel Magazine's Deciblog at this location.

The song comes from "Woods IV: The Green Album," which is set to be reissued on March 22nd, 2011 through Earache Records. Woods of Ypres is also set to release the new album "Woods V" later this year on an as-yet-determined ate.

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Sick Of It All Announces 25th Anniversary Show

New York based hardcore act Sick Of It All released the band's latest album "Based on a True Story" last year and have since been touring in support of the release. The band is now putting together a 25th anniversary show set to take place in New York City at Webster Hall on March 26th, 2011. Century Media Records commented on the show:

"Make sure you are there to witness these hardcore heavyweights in what is sure to be a defining night in their storied career. Sick Of It All have pulled out all of the stops on this show and are happy to announce that support will be provided by very special guests Snapcase alongside Brooklyn’s finest, Merauder, and Razorblade Handgrenade from New Jersey. Tickets for the show go on sale February 11th! Don’t miss it!

"‘Based on a True Story’ is the ninth overall studio album from Sick Of It All and was recorded with producer Tue Madsen in Copenhagen, Denmark. This vicious slab of hardcore punishment is available now on Century Media Records. Century Media would like to congratulate Sick Of It All on an amazing 25-year career and look forward to a bright future with these truly legendary musicians!"

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Disturbed Video Interview Available

The Rock 106.9 WCCC interviewed Dan Donagan from Disturbed at Mohegan Sun Spring Gateway on January 28, 2011. You can check out footage from the interview in the video clip below.

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De Magia Veterum Announces New Album

Netherlands based act De Magia Veterum is set to release the new album "The Divine Antithesis" on February 7th, 2011 through Transcendental Creations. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Part 1: Transfiguration
2. Part 2: The Stench of Burning Wings
3. Part 3: The Flaming Sword
4. Part 4: The Heavens
5. Part 5: Torn Between Ruins, Faith and the Divine
6. Part 6: Burning Hands and a Crown of Flames
7. Part 7: Angelical Deformity

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Joe Cangelsoi Discusses New Band Brooklyn Militia

Original Trouble drummer and Retro Grave mainman Jeff "Oly" Olson recently conducted an interview with Brooklyn Militia drummer Joe Cangelsoi (Ex-Whiplash, Kreator) for the "Heady Metal With Jeff Olson" radio show. The two part podcast is now available in its entirety at this location. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

Cangelosi on recent departure of Whiplash:

"I'm happy I've got a band (Brooklyn Militia) together now. You know I've put so much work into Whiplash and I want to thank all the fans out there. I've met a lot of contacts and so many cool people everywhere. I'll never forget it.

"I'm just going to continue on with my own thing, but it (Whiplash) was a strange situation. From out of the blue I got a call from Tony (Portaro) saying that he's getting Scaglione back in the band. There was no falling out or anything... I figure it's not my choice. Whatever. I'm shocked, but whatever. I see now that Scaglione is out of the band..."

Cangelosi on new band Brooklyn Militia:

"Brooklyn Mitilia was formed about maybe eight months ago and this was at the time that me and Rich Day were still in Whiplash. There were some personal things going on in the band where we couldn't play and we had to wait. Basically, me and Richie were left waiting around and we're like, let's keep playing and do something...

"We hooked up with Paul Bento. Paul is from Carnivore. He's a killer musician. He plays sitar fluently and he did some sitar and guitar work on some of the Type O Negative records... The last Whiplash record was called 'Unborn Again' and we did a Montrose cover called 'Ive Got The Fire' and Paul use to come up on stage and play that with us. We then started writing songs together... so that's how we met and how Brooklyn Militia happened. Now we're in it to win it."

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Shroud Eater Announces Florida Shows

Miami sludge metal trio Shroud Eater has confirmed four Florida dates with Consular in support of the band’s recently released debut album, "ThunderNoise." The four-day run will kick off in Miami on February 17th and head north, with a final stop planned in Gainesville on February 20th. Shroud Eater will then return home for the remainder of the month, before hitting the road again in March for dates in Atlanta, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and more.

"ThunderNoise," Shroud Eater’s self-released debut full-length, is now available for streaming in its entirety at this location. "ThunderNoise is our statement of intent," said guitarist/vocalist, Jeannie Saiz. "It's a ferocious labyrinth of music that we literally put blood, sweat and tears into. We hope it consumes the listener as much as it did us."

The dates are as follows:

Thursday, Feb. 17 – Miami, FL @ The Cave
Friday, Feb. 18 – Orlando, FL @ Will's Pub
Saturday, Feb. 19 - St Petersburg, FL @ Fubar
Sunday, Feb. 20 – Gainesville, FL @ Common Grounds

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Bury Your Dead Signs To Mediaskare

Mediaskare Records has issued the following announcement about signing Bury Your Dead for the release of a new album:

"Matt Bruso is back in Bury Your Dead and will be debuting their latest album on Mediaskare Records this year. He is currently in the studio recording vocals. The full touring plans will be released soon. Music was written/recorded by Slim & Mark Castillo who’s BYD’s original drummer and still in the band."

Additional details on the release will be announced as they are made available.

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Believer Comments On Upcoming Album

Believer has issued the following comments about the band's upcoming album, which is set to be released through Metal Blade Records:

"We're pleased to announce that mixing and mastering for the upcoming album is complete. We decided early on in project that we wanted an outside person to mix the record so we could spend more time writing and recording. Kevin Leaman (Believer guitarist) recommended Kevin Gutierrez from Assembly Line Studios for mixing this record. Leaman had worked with Gutierrez previously and said that he was really easy to work with. From the first telephone conversation it was clear that Gutierrez understood exactly what we were looking for sonically and he seemed really interested in helping us achieve that.

"We let Kevin know we wanted this album to sound very musical; not just be heavy. We wanted to use the whole frequency range and not have all the mids scooped out so that everything going on in the tunes was audible. Most importantly, we wanted to keep the dynamics. We were a little nervous about not being there physically for the mix, but we spent so much time tweaking in the sounds for tracking that we were confident he had good stuff to work with. The rough mixes we made for ourselves already sounded pretty decent.

"Kevin was fast and efficient. He'd send us reference mixes as he completed each song and we'd be emailing/texting comments back and forth at all hours of the day and night. He was very responsive to our change requests and was really helpful in setting up the mastering session and communicating what we wanted to Maor Appelbaum of Maor Appelbaum Mastering. More...

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Dawn Of Ashes Seeking Font And Video Submissions

Metal Blade Records has issued the following announcement about Dawn of Ashes seeking fan submissions for the band's new font and music video:

"The ghoulish immortals that comprise the extreme horror metal outfit known as Dawn of Ashes (DoA) have launched a contest giving fans the chance to design the band’s new font or create their next music video. Think you have what it takes to create the best new font or new music video for the band? Then submit your ideas to info@dawnofashes.com and be sure to follow the details listed below.

"All contestants will have a chance to win a signed prop from the music video Transformation Within Fictional Mutation, which was produced by Robert Kurtzman's (KNB EFX founder, special effects legend, director) Precinct 13, who also handled the special effects, with directing duties wielded by David H. Greathouse (special effects master, film director, and music video director behind Mushroomhead's videos). Please read below for more details and submit all ideas to:

"Font details:
** The only letters that should be capitalized are the 'D' in Dawn, the 'O' in of, and the 'A' in Ashes.
** The font must have an ancient / occult appearance, with a touch of 'Horror' to it.
** Must be very detailed and unique.

Music video:
** Must relate to the title of the track.
** Must be off the album Genocide Chapters.
** Must fall under these categories: Dark, Morbid, Disturbing, Evil, Sacrilegious, and Horror.

"The band will meticulously go through all entries and pick the winner themselves. The deadline for this contest ends by February 28 2011 so be sure to get your ideas in now!"

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Suidakra Posts "Dowth 2059" Video

Suidakra has posted a music video online for the song "Dowth 2059," which can be viewed below. The track is off the band's upcoming album "Book Of Dowth," which will be released on March 25th, 2011.


Click Here To Watch The Video

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Cerebral Bore To Play Neurotic Deathfest

Scottish death metallers Cerebral Bore have been confirmed to play at this year's Neurotic Deathfest, which takes place on April 29th and 30th in Tilburg, the Netherlands. Other acts on the bill include At The Gates, Autopsy, Obituary, Hate Eternal, Decapitated, and more. For more information about the Neurotic Deathfest, head to this location.

Cerebral Bore formed in 2006 in Glasgow, Scotland and have toured relentlessly around the globe. The band is comprised of front woman Som Pluijmers, guitarist Paul Mcguire, bassist Kyle Rutherford, and drummer Allan Mcdibet.

The band's debut album, "Maniacal Miscreation," is due to be released on Earache Records on April 4th, 2011.

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Enthroned Working On New Album

Enthroned has issued the following announcement about beginning work on the band's ninth album:

"Ave! First of all, I would like to thank all the people who wrote to us the last month, thanks for your support and dedication! As many of you have noticed, our website is down for the last days and there has been not so many news or activity through this MS profile. The reason is simple, we are facing some problems with our provider and as far as Myspace is concerned, well, since the interface was changed more and more people are leaving MS for obvious reasons!!

"As far as Enthroned is concerned, we are at the moment very busy writing new material and also with the recording studio. Many bands are showing up, which is a good thing, Phorgath and Neraath are as well currently recording the new album of Emptiness and I'm also spending some time working on some artworks for several bands.

"So to resume it all: the website will be soon be back online, we're trying to find a descent solution regarding the MS page and the composition process sounds very promising! More news will follow..."

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Evergrey Posts New Studio Webisode

Evergrey is set to release the new album "Glorious Collision" on February 22nd, 2011. The band has now posted the fifth in a series of studio webisodes online, which can be viewed below.


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Evergrey | Myspace Music Videos

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Massacre Records Comments On Signing Insidead

Insidead is set to release the new album "Chaos Elecdead" on April 29th, 2011 through Massacre Records. The label has now issued the following statement about signing Insidead:

"Ladies and gentlemen, we proudly present our latest signing: Insidead! Formed 13 years ago, the band has now completed their first album called 'Chaos Elecdead.' Insidead are both located in Sweden and Greece since the founding member and bassist Nick M. was born and raised in Sweden. In 2009 they've won the Wacken Metal Battle in Greece and played in Wacken the same year.

"After their appearance at the W:O:A, their guitarist George P. departed from the band. This was the moment when they realized, that the the situation has passed to a higher, more professional level.

"The pre-production of the debut album was done by the very same members of the band in the studio that Insidead own, a studio where they are currently composing new, fresh material for the next album.

"The recordings were done in the summer of 2009 at Encore/In The Core media studio by Labyss Kastanas while the mixing and mastering was completed by R.D. Liapakis (Mystic Prophecy, Suicidal Angels, Eldritch) and Christian at Prophecy and Music Factory Studio in the winter of 2009/2010. The art design of the album was made by Meran Karanitant who has worked with great bands in the metal industry such as Hatebreed, Six Feet Under, Mystic Prophecy and many others. So, there's only one question left: Are you dead inside?"

You can also check out the video clip for "Chaos Elecdead" at this location.

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Malevolent Creation To Play Death Feast Open Air

Malevolent Creation has issued the following announcement about performing at the upcoming 2011 edition of the Death Feast Open Air in Germany:

"The festival season starts in a couple of months. Malevolent Creation were now confirmed for Germany's Death Feast Open Air! The festival, which will celebrate its 5th anniversary this year, will take place from June 23-25, 2011 at Airport Schwarze Heide in Hünxe, Germany. A 3-day-ticket incl. camping costs 49€ w/o fees. A 1-day-ticket costs 25€ w/o fees (for June 23rd und June 24th) and 30€ w/o fees (for June 25th). You can also order a shower/toilet flat-rate for 10€. For further information visit here."

The currently announced billing is as follows:

Amagortis
Beheaded
Bloodsoaked
Decaying Purity
Depression
Devourment
Disavowed
Exhumed
Facebreaker
Gorezone
Gorguts
Grave *special 20th Anniversary set*
Impaled
Inhumate
Kastrated
Katalepsy
Krisiun
Misery Index
Morgoth
Nuclear Vomit
Pandemia
Pestilence
Putridity
Septycal Gorge
Sufferage
The Rotted
Vader
Vomitory

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Chrome Division To Release New Album

Chrome Division has issued the following announcement about gearing up to release a third full-length album in April through Nuclear Blast Records:

"Greetings all Doomsday Rockers. We are happy to announce that we have completed our 3rd album to be released on Nuclear Blast in April. We also have a lot of other news to come in the near future, we will try to update this page more often than we have done before. Rock in the night."

The band had also previously announced that the names of some song titles to appear on the album will be "Bulldogs Unleashed," "Zombies & Monsters," "Fight," "Join the Ride," and "Unholy Roller."

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Volbeat To Play Skive Festival

After previously announced upcoming appearances at the Provinssirock and Norway Rock festivals, Volbeat has now issued the following update about also performing at the Skive festival:

"In spite of a heavily booked tour calendar this year, we have decided to visit Skive Festival in June! This is the only gig we'll do on Danish soil this summer, so we’re excited to be going.

"We will be newly returned from our North America tour and on our way to some major rock festivals in Europe. But we’ll stay long enough to throw a kick ass party in Skive! Hope to see you all!"

The Skive Festival is set to take place from June 1st - 4th, 2011. Additional details can be found here.

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Maim Comments On New Album Release

Swedish death metal act Maim has issued the following announcement about the release of the band's new album "Deceased to Exist:"

"Deceased to Exist is released! Soulseller records will start shipping pre-orders this week. Make sure to order your copy at this location if you haven't already. Certain distros, online stores and regular stores will have record in stock shortly. Cheers!

"Don't forget to join us on facebook. Since more and more people are deserting myspace, facebook will be the main information site regarding Maim until further notice."

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Anger As Art To Support Bitch On Tour

L.A. based act Bitch (led by front woman Betsy Bitch) will do a short tour of 3 countries in Europe this spring, culminating in the band's featured appearance at Germany’s Keep It True Festival on April 29th, 2011. Anger As Art will support as both warm-up act on a few dates, and as Betsy’s backing band in Bitch (Anger As Art will not be performing at the Keep It True festival).

"Planning this tour has been bitter-sweet" says Betsy. "We lost our drummer/founding member Robby Settles to Leukemia last year, and it took the wind out of our sails. We already had KIT booked before Robby passed, and other members were less than enthused about going over to play the show. When I spoke with our bassist Steve Gaines, he had just played Keep It True with Abattoir in 2009, and was adamant that it was an opportunity that shouldn’t be missed. Steve offered that if we couldn’t find anyone to fill in that Anger As Art would be honored to perform as Bitch. The rest is history."

Says Steve Gaines: “Bitch was a huge influence on me, and I have been honored to be a member for the past 5 years. Needless to say, this has been a very hard time with Robby’s passing. However, I can say that there are no better guys to ‘be’ Bitch than AAA. We all used to see each other at Bitch shows in LA back in the 80’s, and respect Betsy and their heritage – and that is what we plan to do. Give metal fans in Europe Bitch in full effect.”

Also on the tour package will be Netherlands based metal band Persistense. The dates are as follows:

Friday 22 April: Little Devil, Tilburg - Holland
Saturday 23 April: The Rambler, Eindhoven – Holland
Sunday 24 April: De Vinger, Den Haag – Holland
Monday 25 April: Metro, Waarschoot – Belgium
Wednesday 27 April: De Rots, Antwerp – Belgium
Friday 29 April: KIT Germany

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Saxon To Play Sauna Open Air

Saxon has issued the following brief announcement about appearing at this year's edition of the Sauna Open Air festival:

"We are happy to announce that Saxon is confirmed for the Sauna Open Air Festival in Finland.
Let's see how sweaty it will be and see you there!"

The festival is set to take place from June 9th - 11th, 2011 and will feature appearances from Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, and Helloween. Saxon also recently announced Australian shows with The Sword. Details on those dates can be found here.

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Kamelot Announces Guest Vocalist

Brazilian vocalist Eduardo Falaschi (Angra/Almah) will join Kamelot on stage for the band's upcoming appearance in São Paulo this April 9th, 2011. Eduardo commented:

"It’s a lot of honor for me to perform live with my friend Casey, Thomas and all the guys from Kamelot. Today the band counts on the great singer Fabio Lione who helps them in this tour. They called me to take part in this show in my home town city, São Paulo! It’s clear that I immediately said 'yes!' We are talking about Kamelot! One of my favorites metal bands ever! For those who don’t know, Casey recorded the drum parts for the first Almah’s CD in 2006 and since then we have become friends even more. And especially due to this fact I will do my best in order to give to all Kamelot fans an unforgettable night! I’ll put my heart on it! See you there soon!"

Kamelot's Thomas Youngblood also added:

"I am very pleased to have our good buddy Edu Falaschi (Angra, Almah) joining us on stage at the São Paulo concert this April 9th! We ran into each other recently in LA and that’s when the idea to sing with us in Brazil came about. It will be a night to remember!"

The band's upcoming South American dates are as follows:

April 07 – Santiago de Chile, CHI @ Teatro Teleton
April 08 – Buenos Aires, ARG @ Vélez Sarsfield Stadium (special guest act for Iron Maiden)
April 09 – São Paulo, BRA @ Espaço Lux
April 10 – Porto Alegre, BRA @ Opinião Bar
April 12 – Bogotá, COL @ Teatro Metropol
April 14 – Mexico City, MEX @ Circo Volador

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Tardive Dyskinesia Posts Pro-Shot Footage

Tardive Dyskinesia has posted footage online of the band's show in November with The Dillinger Escape Plan, which can be viewed below. The band also commented:

"November 13th, 2010 Tardive Dyskinesia opened the show for The Dillinger Escape Plan at Gagarin 205. The show was filmed on 6 cameras and was multitrack recorded. It is available for your viewing pleasure today with online high definition streaming. 40 minutes of live performance broken down in to 4 parts! Directed and edited by Fotis Tsakos. Mixed and mastered by Steve Lado. Filmed by Manos (universe 217). Live engineering by Alex / Unreal studioz"

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Absentia Lunae Banned From Frankfurt

Absentia Lunae will be heading out on a European tour later this month with Glorior Belli. The band has now issued the following announcement about being banned from playing in Frankfurt at the Welt in Trümmern festival:

"We’ve been banned from Frankfurt due to the threats received by the organizer of the Welt in Trümmern festival (the closing date of our European tour together with Glorior Belli, Horned Almighty and The One) by antifas. The German Police warned by antifas and Frankfurt’s city council has been forced to issue a ban against us.

"Not respecting the ban would mean the cancellation of the festival. As a matter of respect towards our tour comrades and people attending the show we accept the situation as it is, we will be there but the won’t play. Usually to this kind of news would follow one of those statements that a lot of bands/labels/organizers/individuals issue to try to get rid of those ignorant rioters that antifas are.

"If you’re expecting this from us then make yourself comfortable, since you’re going to wait forever. We feel that we do NOT have to say sorry to or justify ourself with anyone. The contents of our music (both visually and lyrically) are public and anybody with a working brain can understand what Absentia Lunae are about. We lack the capabilities, time and interest to remedy to some short brained individuals with self-evident reading/understanding problems.

"From our side we take this with irony since it’s quite funny to see how antifas work very well together with the establishment that they want us to believe they’re against. They’re the most zealous political police of a status quo we consider the enemy. Nothing more than conservative puppets. More...

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Decadence To Record New Single

Sweden's Decadence has issued the following announcement about recording a new single:

"The first single off Decadence’ new (5th!) album will be recorded during February 18th-20th at West Wood Music. Producer in charge: Victor Meding, co-produced by Kenneth Lantz. This exclusive single will be released by UK based label Femme Metal Records on their special 2011 compilation album, scheduled on September 26. The compilation will be released in the UK (distributed by Code 7 via Plastic Head) and in Germany (distributed by Twilight in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands). The profits from the sales will be donated to charity; National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

"This single version will be different from the album version so don’t miss out on this special occasion before the 5th basher is unleashed! More info will be posted about this as we go along.

"Besides that in the Decadence camp, we are preparing for our show at Kolingsborg in Stockholm on March 2. Kudos to the promoter in charge Henrik Gennert – you remind me of myself back in the day. We’re looking forward to this!"

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Fleurety Comments On New Releases

Norway's Fleurety has checked in with the following update about releasing new material:

"'Evoco Bestias' features the first new material by Fleurety since 1998. Fleurety is a band from Ytre Enebakk, Norway. They have been hailed as one of the originators of the style that has lately come to be known as avant-garde metal, a status earned through their albums 'Min Tid Skal Komme' (1995) and 'Department of Apocalyptic Affairs' (2000) – plus the EP 'Last-Minute Lies' (1997).

"Evoco Bestias features two songs – Summon the Beasts and Animal of the City. Together they serve as a powerful evocation of the feral spirit in man. As well as founding members Alexander Nordgaren (guitars, bass) and Svein Egil Hatlevik (vocals), the recording features Andreas Barsleth (drums) and Ayna B. Johansen (vocals). Evoco Bestias was recorded at Crystal Canyon Studios, Oslo, with the assistance of Tore Ylwisaker in 2008.

"Evoco Bestias is limited to 666 copies. The cover artwork has been made by Trine & Kim Design Studio. The record is pressed on heavy duty green vinyl. This release is the second in a series of new Fleurety recordings only available on vinyl. The next release 'Et Spiritus Meus Semper Sub Sanguinantibus Stellis Habitabit' can be expected in 2011. The first record in the series, 'Ingentes Atque Decorii Vexilliferi Apokalypsis,' was released in 2009."

You can also check out the song "Summon The Beasts" through the band's MySpace page.

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Leprous Recording New Material In Norway

Leprous recently announced upcoming shows in Japan acting as solo artist Ihsahn's backing band. Ihsahn has also now checked in with the following update about Leprous recording a new album in his studio:

"Leprous recording new album in Ivory Shoulder. We are happy to have the guys in Leprous working in our studio these days. So far the recording has been going great, and new material is absolutely fantastic! In lack of a crystal ball, we would still definitely predict this to be one of the best progressive albums coming out in 2011."

Ihsahn also announced in October of last year that writing had begun for his fourth solo album and follow up to 2010's "After."

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Anvil Announces New Album Release Date

Canadian heavy metal legends Anvil have announced that they will be releasing their fourteenth studio album, "Juggernaut Of Justice" on May 10th through The End Records.

Frontman Steve "Lips" Kudlow recently commented: "I must say that this is by far the best Anvil ever. There will be a few new surprises including Glenn 5's first lead vocals in Anvil's history. The production that Bob Marlette has done far surpasses anything we've done in the past. The excitement within the band is over the top and we can't wait to unleash this amazing CD to the fans."

Drummer Robb Reiner concurs: "The new album is pure Anvil with a new fresh kick, very exciting. Looking to rocking with The End, putting the music where it belongs - in everybody's ears and face!"

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Born Of Osiris Posts New Song Online

American progressive deathcore act Born Of Osiris has made its new single "Follow The Signs" available for free streaming through the band's official Facebook page. The song is taken from the band's forthcoming studio album "The Discovery," which is set for release on March 22, 2011 through Sumerian Records.

You can access the "Follow the Signs" free stream at this location.

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Young Widows Reveals New Album Tracklisting

Young Widows has revealed the tracklisting for its upcoming full length album. The album, titled "In And Out Of Youth And Lightness" is set for release on April 12, 2011 through Temporary Residence. You can view the album's tracklisting below:

1. Young Rivers
2. Future Heart
3. In And Out Of Lightness
4. Lean On The Ghost
5. The Muted Man
6. Right In The End
7. Miss Tambourine Wrist
8. White Golden Rings
9. In And Out Of Youth

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Omnium Gatherum Posts New Album Trailer Online

European melodic death metal act Omnium Gatherum has posted a new video trailer online to promote its forthcoming album "New World Shadows." "New World Shadows" is set for release on March 1st in North America through Lifeforce Records.

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Architects Video Interview Available

Century Media Records has posted a new video interview online with U.K. metalcore act Architects. You can view the video interview below:

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Devil Sold His Soul Posts New Music Video Online

Devil Sold His Soul has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "The Disappointment" which is taken from the band's 2010 release "Blessed And Cursed," which is available through Century Media Records.

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Crowbar Posts New Album Trailer Online

Sludge metal veterans Crowbar have posted a new video trailer online to promote their forthcoming album "Sever The Wicked Hand." "Sever The Wicked Hand" is set for release in Europe on February 14 through Century Media Records and in the U.S. on February 8 through E1 Music. You can view the trailer below:

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The Breathing Process Posts New Music Video Online

New England progressive death metal act The Breathing Process has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "Vultures" and is featured on the band's latest album "Odyssey: Undead," which is available through Siege Of Amida Records. You can view the music video below:

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Dead Eyed Sleeper Posts Studio Footage Online

German death metal act Dead Eyed Sleeper has posted some new footage from the studio online. The band will release its third album, titled "Observing Oblivion," on February 26th, 2011. The album's track listing can be viewed below:

The "Observing Oblivion" track listing is as follows:
1. Annihilation Of Opposites
2. Internal Subjugation
3. Narcistic Panopticum
4. The Soothing Intrusion
5. Sullen Eyed Reternity
6. Efficiency In Conceit
7. Abysm
8. The Dead Eyed Sleeper Pt. II: The Ethereal Lake

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Area51 Posts New Music Video Online

Japanese progressive power metal act Area51 has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "Nightmare," which is taken from the band's latest studio album "Goddess." "Goddess" was mixed by the acclaimed Jens Bogren, who is known for his work with Opeth, Amon Amarth and Symphony X. You can view the music video below:

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Six Feet Under Finds New Drummer

Chris Barnes, vocalist of the Florida-based death metal act Six Feet Under, has announced that the band has officially added Kevin Talley to the lineup. Kevin Talley is known for his work with Daath, Chimaira, and Misery Index. Chris Barnes commented on the addition by saying:

"I am 110 percent stoked to have Kevin [Talley] join Six Feet Under. He is undeniably one of the best, if not THE best drummer in death metal, and I'm proud to have him along for the ride!"

It was announced just several days ago that previous drummer Greg Gall and bassist Terry Butler had left the band.

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