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Metal News for February 4, 2011

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45 news articles posted on this day.

All Shall Perish Posts More Studio Footage Online

American progressive deathcore act All Shall Perish has posted new studio footage online filmed during the recording of its forthcoming new album. The album is set to feature twelve songs which are being mixed by Zach Ohren. You can view the studio clip below:

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Uriah Heep Announces U.S. Tour

Veteran progressive rock act Uriah Heep has revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of the United States. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

June 14 - Variety Playhouse - Atlanta, GA
June 15 - Riverbend Festival - Chattanooga,TN
June 17 - Fraze Pavilion for the Performing Arts - Kettering, OH
June 18 - Rams Head on Stage - Annapolis, MD
June 19 - State Theater - Sun Falls Church, VA
June 20 - Sellersville - Sellersville, PA
June 22 - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill - New York, NY
June 23 - Showcase Live - Foxborough, MA
June 24 - Penn's Peak - Jim Thorpe, PA
June 25 - Ridgefield Play House - Ridgefield, CT
June 27 - Infinity Hall - Norfolk, CT
Aug. 12 - Rocking the Rivers - Three Forks, MT
Aug. 14 - Mayo Park - Rochester, MN

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Pathology Announces New Vocalist

San Diego, California death metal act Pathology has announced the addition of Jonathan Huber to its ranks as its new permanent vocalist. Jonathan Huber is known for his previous work fronting Seattle deathcore act I Declare War. Jonathan Huber commented on joining Pathology by saying:

"I'm very honored and feel very privileged to now be a part of the Pathology family. After being a fan of theirs for three years, being in the band is pretty surreal. I look forward to touring and recording with the band, and thank them for this opportunity."

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Interview

Shroud Eater Brings On The "ThunderNoise"

Miami sludge metal trio Shroud Eater, comprised of Jeannie Saiz (guitar/vocals), Janette Valentine (bass), and Felipe Torres (drums), has now dropped the band's debut album "ThunderNoise." The album, which has been described as "Kyuss meets High on Fire," can be streamed here.

Guitarist Jeannie took out some time to explain the formation of the band and the events leading up to the release of "ThunderNoise" for Metalunderground. Jeannie discussed the sweltering heat conditions that created the new album, re-recording earlier demo tracks, and the band's upcoming live shows in support of the release. More...

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New Metal Tracks Added To The Rock Band Network

My condolences to PS3 metal fans looking for a Rock Band fix, as the new releases coming February 9th see very little in the way of heavy music on the Rock Band Network. The Xbox 360 edition continues to have the metal selection expand again this week, however. For anyone who has been following the most recent metal additions to Rock Band, it should come as no surprise that Amberian Dawn and Kataklysm are both continuing their invasion of the game. Also new this week comes tracks from No Bragging Rights, After the Burial, Devin Townsend, Emery, and Cloudscape.

The complete list of newly added Xbox 360 tracks, including all the genres outside of metal, is as follows:

Kid Liberty - "Coolguy Deluxe!"
No Bragging Rights - "Ode to Logan"
The Night Life - "Holiday"
Amberian Dawn - "My Wings Are My Eyes"
After the Burial - "Aspiration"
Devin Townsend - "ZTO"
Devin Townsend - "ZTO (2x Bass Pedal)"
Emery - "Butcher's Mouth"
Lnk. Ken Kardashian - "The December Experience"
BulletProof Messenger - "Arm Yourself"
Chaotrope - "Pandemonium"
Chaotrope - "Betrayed"
New West - "Bend"
These Three Poisons - "Light Up The Eyes"
Akira the Don - "Steven Wells (He Was the Greatest)"
Zakk Tremblay - "Plátanos Con Sangre"
The Moth Complex - "You Don't Know"
Lettuce - "Last Suppit"
Cauldron - "All or Nothing"
Admiral of Black - "Bitten by the Rattlesnake"
Sideburn - "Live To Rock"
Big Light - "Triceratops"
Common Anomaly - "Hate To Say"
With Life in Mind - "King of Frauds"
Felsen - "Radios Tweaking"
Felsen - "Two Utensils in One"
Arena - "Volver a Nacer"
Rockapella - "Bang"
Kataklysm - "At the Edge of the World (2x Bass Pedal)"
Lucid Grey - "Barricades"
Robby Suavé - "Around the World"
Kylie D. Hart - "Firehouse Bar"
Sam Morrison Band - "I Gotta Ride 2010"
Rotary Downs - "Bullet on a String"
Rotary Downs - "Promised Land"
Studebakerbrown - "Couch Sitting Rattlesnake"
MC Frontalot - "Hassle: The Dorkening"
MC Frontalot - "Bizarro Genius Baby"
Alternative Deficit Disorder - "Pylo the Pylon"
Soulive - "Too Much"
Cloudscape - "Mind Diary"
Bluefusion - "Fighting Spirit"
Kutless - "Strong Tower"
Abraham Nixon - "Secondary Gain"
Jacob Chaney - "Cluster #2 (RB2 Version)
Jonathan Coulton - "Big Bad World One"
Bright Midnight - "For the Strange" More...

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Darkwater To Play ProgPower USA

Darkwater has checked in with the following announcement about performing at the 2011 ProgPower USA festival:

"We were just confirmed for this year's edition of ProgPower USA! We'll perform at the festival together with bands like Therion, Sanctuary, Evergrey and Vanden Plas to name a few. We're looking forward to this a lot, and we hope to see many of you there!"

Check out this location for more information on the festival, which is set to take place in Atlanta, Georgia from September 14-17th, 2011.

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Monsterworks Comments On New Album

U.K. based act Monsterworks has issued the following update about the release of "The God Album" and streaming teaser tracks online:

"As The God album is being released soon (28 February 2011) for a teaser check out the first tracks of our Myspace music player: Let It Go (or better yet, watch the video) and Origin. Lyrics for the whole album are reproduced here.

"However, for a more detailed insight you can download The God Album : Companion at this location, which provides an explanation for each song and the overall philosophical theme."

You can also check out a video clip for "Let It Go" below.

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New Varg Song Available For Streaming

German viking metallers Varg are set to drop the new album "Wolfskult" on March 4th, 2011. The band has now posted a new song from the album online titled "Wir Sind Die Wölfe," which can be heard through the player below.

VARG - Wir sind die Wölfe by vargofficial

The new album's track listing is as follows:

1. Jagd
2. Wir Sind Die Wölfe
3. Schwertzeit
4. Wolfskult
5. Naglfar
6. Glorreiche Tage
7. Phonix
8. Blutdienst III
9. Sehnsucht
10. Glutsturm

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Master Announces U.S. Headlining Tour

Death metal act Master has announced an upcoming 2011 U.S. headlining tour. Scheduled to take place next month, the debauchery will commence on March 1st in Fredrick, Maryland and run through over a month's worth of dates before coming to a close on April 3rd in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The band will be joined by Los Angeles black metal collective Lightning Swords Of Death and Ohio thrashers Mobile Deathcamp.

Said Master mainman Paul Speckmann of the trek: "Looking forward to bringing Master metal back to the USA and sharing a few new tracks from The Human Machine as well as playing the classics once again for you! Master guitarist Alex Nejezchleba and Peter Bajci from the Czech Republic will be joining me on the American trek. Master your own Destiny."

The upcoming Master dates are as follows:

Master Only
3/1/2011 Krug's - Frederick, MD w/ Strong Intention
3/2/2011 O'Brien's - Boston, MA
3/3/2011 Sonar - Baltimore, MD w/ Strong Intention

LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH Joins Tour
3/04/2011 Europa - Brooklyn, NY w/ Strong Intention
3/05/2011 Diablo - Buffalo, NY w/ Strong Intention
3/05/2011 Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY (late show) w/ Strong Intention
3/06/2011 Popeye's - Peekskill, NY w/ Strong Intention

MOBILE DEATHCAMP Joins Tour
3/07/2011 Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH
3/08/2011 The Summit - Columbus, OH
3/09/2011 Macs - Lansing, MI
3/10/2011 Vollrath Tavern - Indianapolis, IN
3/11/2011 Reggie's - Chicago, IL
3/12/2011 Fubar - St Louis, MO More...

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Winds Of Plague Announces New Album Details

After selling nearly 100,000 records and making several laps across the globe, Winds of Plague is set to return with the new album "Against The World" on April 19th, 2011. The new album was produced by Matt Hyde (Slayer, Hatebreed) and also includes guest appearances by Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed), Martin Stewart (Terror), Mattie Montgomery (For Today), and Drew York (Stray From The Path). The track listing for "Against the World" is as follows:

1. Raise The Dead
2. One For The Butcher
3. Drop The Match
4. Built For War
5. Refined In The Fire
6. The Warrior Code
7. Against The World
8. Monsters
9. Most Hated
10. Only Song We're Allowed To Play In Church Venues
11. California
12. Strength To Dominate

Winds of Plague also has the following upcoming live shows: More...

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I The Breather Comments On Tour Dates

Christian metalcore quintet I The Breather is continuing the band's North American touring schedule by embarking on the “In 3D Tour” alongside Shai Hulud, Close Your Eyes, and Monsters. The trek kicked off last night Cleveland, OH and sees the band supporting the debut full-length album, "These Are My Sins."

Morgan (drums) states: "We are very excited to be a part of the Shai Hulud 'In 3D Tour.' It will definitely be a great event. We’ve never toured with any of these bands before and we are very anxious for all of the shows. The line-up is a very eclectic mix of bands definitely capturing hardcore and metal and bringing them together. I feel that we bring the more metal side to the tour package. I think this is a tour that we will stick out on and are more than pumped to be on this. I’ll be hanging out at the merch table every night feel free to come by meet the band; get a picture, autograph and some good hangouts.

“After this tour we will be out on the road in support of Upon A Burning Body for their headlining run 'Welcome to the Jungle' alongside The Color Morale and Like Moths to Flames. This will be a great tour! We’ve had the pleasure to tour with Upon A Burning Body and The Color Morale before and we love those guys; can’t wait for the awesome times we’re going to have with both of them. Please come hang out with on both tours. We look forward to seeing all of you soon.”

The band's new video for the track, “Forgiven,” shot by director Chris Rodriguez, can be seen now at this location, along with the band's touring itinerary.

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The Beast Of The Apocalypse To Release Album

Dutch metal act The Beast of the Apocalypse is set to release the new album "Henosis" on February 7th, 2011. The cover artwork for the album is available for viewing at this location. The track listing is as follows:

1. One
2. Vision of the Twelve Priests Before the Altar
3. I Am Not Worthy to Utter thy Name
4. Henosis
5. An Enlightened Acon
6. The Immortal Realm of Barbelo
7. Yaldabaoth

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Deicide Posts Another Song From New Album

Death metal icons Deicide are gearing up to release "To Hell With God" on February 15th and are now giving fans their third and final peak at the new album. Head over to NoCleanSinging.com for the chance to hear the album’s closing track "How Can You Call Yourself A God" here.

You can also catch Deicide live on the "God Is Dead – To Hell With God" tour alongside Belpheor, Neuraxis, Blackguard, and Pathology on the following dates:

Feb. 15 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
Feb. 16 - Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
Feb. 17 - Raleigh, NC - Volume 11
Feb. 18 - Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
Feb. 19 - Rochester, NY - Montage Music Hall
Feb. 20 - Providence, RI - Club Hell
Feb. 21 - New York, NY - The Gramercy Theatre
Feb. 22 - Quebec City, QUE - Imperial de Quebec
Feb. 23 - Montreal, QUE - Cafe Campus
Feb. 24 - London, ONT - Music Hall
Feb. 25 - Toronto, ONT - Opera House
Feb. 26 - Chicago, IL - Reggie Rock Club
Feb. 27 - Detroit, MI - Blondie's
Feb. 28 - Louisville, KY - Headliner's Music Hall
Mar. 01 - Tulsa, OK - Marquee
Mar. 02 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
Mar. 04 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Mar. 05 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
Mar. 07 - Las Vegas, NV - Cheyenne Saloon
Mar. 08 - Los Angeles, CA - Key Club
Mar. 09 - San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
Mar. 10 - Tempe, AZ - Clubhouse

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Apocalyptica Updates Tour Schedule

Apocalyptica has checked in with the following announcement about upcoming tour dates:

"The holiday season is over, the batteries are charged and the tour dates 2011 will take place as scheduled. And this isn’t everything– there are six (!) new festival dates and just now the support band for the first part of the tour has been confirmed! Apocalyptica are very happy to have the Munich band A Life Divided on board. As usual, the desirable VIP tickets are available in the US and Europe, if not already sold out in particular cities. Here, once again, all concerts in an overview and for taking notes."

You can check out Apocalyptica's recently uploaded video for "Not Strong Enough" here, or catch the band live on the following dates:

2/22 SI – Ljubiljana, Cvetlicarne
2/23 HU – Budapest, Petofi Hall
2/24 PL – Krakow, Studio
2/25 CZ – Pilsn, Locomotiva
2/26 CZ – Prague, Archa
2/27 DE – Munich, Zenith
2/28 DE – Stuttgart, Theaterhaus
3/1 DE – Frankfurt, Hugenottenhalle
3/3 US – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
3/4 US – Tampa, FL – Ritz Ybor
3/5 US – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House Of Blues Orlando
3/7 US – Nashville, TN – Cannery
3/8 US – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
3/9 CA – London, ON – Cowboy’s
3/10 CA – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
3/11 CA – Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre
3/12 US – Albany, NY – Northern Lights
3/13 US – Washington, DC – 9:30
3/15 US – Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
3/16 US – Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock
3/17 US – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
3/18 US – Richmond, VA – The National
3/19 US – Greenville, SC – The Handlebar
3/20 US – Knoxville, TN – Valarium
3/21 US – Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen
3/23 US – Houston, TX – House of Blues
3/24 US – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
3/25 US – Corpus Christi, TX – House of Rock
3/26 US – St. Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
3/27 US – Dallas, TX – House Of Blues More...

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Burzum Streaming New Song "Vanvidd"

Infamous metal act Burzum is set to release the new album "Fallen" on April 5th in North America. Burzum is now streaming a new song from the album, titled "Vanvidd," via Stereogum at this location. You can also check out Metalunderground.com's recent "Sunday Old School" column on Burzum here.

The "Fallen" track listing is as follows:

1. Fra Verdenstreet
2. Jeg Faller
3. Valen
4. Vanvidd
5. Enhver til Sitt
6. Budstikken
7. Til Hel Og Tilbake Igjen

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Enforcer Announces European Tour

Swedish heavy metallers Enforcer have confirmed a co-headlining European tour with fellow countrymen Bullet. Following a recent European tour in December supporting Australian hard rockers Aairbourne, Enforcer is planning to hit the road again in April for a two-week trek. The dates are as follows:

Apr. 07 - Hamburg, DE - Marx
Apr. 08 - Osnabrück, DE - Bastard Club
Apr. 09 - Essen, DE - Turock
Apr. 10 - Kerkrade, NL - Rock Temple
Apr. 11 - London, UK - Underworld
Apr. 12 - Köln, DE - Underground
Apr. 13 - Weinheim, DE - Cafe Central
Apr. 14 - Berlin, DE - K17
Apr. 15 - Bydgoszcz, PL - Estrada
Apr. 16 - Krakow, PL - Kwadrat
Apr. 17 - Wien, AT - Escape
Apr. 18 - München, DE - Backstage
Apr. 19 - Ludwigsburg, DE - Rock Fabrik
Apr. 20 - Zürich, CH - Dynamo
Apr. 21 - Leipzig, DE - Hellraiser
Apr. 22 - Oostende, BE - OHK
Apr. 23 - Vosselaar, BE - Biebob

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Dia De Los Muertos Streaming New Song

Los Angeles extreme metal band Dia De Los Muertos has announced the new album "Satánico Dramático" will be launched as a digital release on March 23rd, 2011. The band is now streaming a new song online titled "Fresh Meat For The Grinder," which features a guest appearance from Jeff Walker of Carcass. You can check out the track here.

"Satánico Dramático" is the follow-up to 2005's "Day Of The Dead" EP (reviewed here), which was mixed by Roy Z. (Rob Halford, Judas Priest, Bruce Dickinson) and released on Cinismo Records.

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Just For Fun

Lego Goes Heavy Metal

Paganomation.com has posted a heavy metal themed Lego video online, which can be viewed below, and also commented on the clip: "In a medieval forest, a simple lumberjack is granted the greatest power of all time. Created by Paganomation for the LEGO Club Show in early 2010."

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Destruction Uploads New Album Trailer

German thrashers Destruction have just posted the fourth trailer for their upcoming album "Day Of Reckoning," which can be viewed below. “Day Of Reckoning” is set to be unleashed on February 18, 2011 via Nuclear Blast.

You can also check out the previously uploaded third trailer for the album at this location.

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"Nuclear Blast Clips Vol. 1" Teaser Trailer Posted

On February 11th the "Nuclear Blast Clips Vol.1" clip compilation will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and as a digital download. A teaser trailer for the compilation, which features over 40 clips and 190 minutes running time, can be viewed below.

The track listing is as follows: More...

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Motherboar's "Croctosquatch" Video Bloodbath

Boston roar-mongers Motherboar have released a horror movie-themed video for "Croctosquatch" from their latest disc "The Beast Becomes the Servant." It's got all the things that make a metal video great: hot chicks, monsters, shredding guitars, blood everywhere, and a microphone fashioned out a Pabst Blue Ribbon. What more could you want? (WARNING: Contains explicit material, including mild nudity)

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Xero Sum Announces Acoustic Benefit Show

Indiana's Xero Sum has issued the following announcement about an upcoming acoustic benefit show:

"2/17/11 @ Hard Rock Cafe (Indianapolis) the Girls Who Rock Tour. Special acoustic performance on Thursday, February 17 at Hard Rock Cafe (Indianapolis). Fefe Dobson, Deluka with special guest Xero Sum. Doors @ 7, show @ 8. Cost: $5.00 donation at the door to benefit Rick for Riely and Riley Children's Hospital. This is an all ages show!"

Additional details on the show can be found here. You can also hear sample Xero Sum tracks available for streaming through the band's MySpace page.

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MetalHit.com Releases Free Black Metal Compilation

Metalhit.com has released the sixth free compilation in their free comp series, this time featuring black metal. Here's the tracklisting:

1. Avsky "Vultures" (5:04)
2. Behexen "My Soul For His Glory" (5:52)
3. Grand Belial's Key "Shemhamforash" (3:07)
4. Horna "Orkkivuorilta" (3:40)
5. Inquisition "Command of the Dark Crown" (3:50)
6. Judas Iscariot "Journey through Visions of War" (5:41)
7. Lifelover "Brand" (4:17)
8. Profanatica "The Blood of the Lamb" (4:57)
9. Sacrilegious Impalement "March of Doom" (6:32)
10. Storhet av Morke "Field that Covered by Eternal Ice" (4:05)
11. Urgehal "Mirror Satan" (4:22)
12. Zemial "Born of the Crimson Flame" (4:29)

You can download the free black metal compilation from Amazon.com or from Metalhit.com.

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Amorphis To Play Japan With Children Of Bodom

In June, Finnish act Amorphis will play the following four shows in Japan, sharing the bill with Children of Bodom:

14.06. Shibuya-Ax, Tokyo (JP)
15.06. Club Quattro, Nagoya (JP)
17.06. Namba Hatch, Osaka (JP)
18.06. Bay Hall, Yokohama (JP)

Amorphis also recently checked in with an update on the band's upcoming new album, which can be found at this location.

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Demonical Records Emperor Tribute Song

Sweden's Demonical has issued the following announcement about recording a song for an upcoming Emperor tribute album:

"We have recorded 'Night of the Graveless Souls' for the 'Essence of Icon E - a tribute to Emperor' album. This is the first official tribute album - everything approved by the Emperor members and Candlelight Records - honoring the legendary Norwegian masters of black arts.

"Taake, Horna, Setherial and Helheim are some of the other bands taking part in this journey. The album will be released in co-operation between Metal Swamp and Tryzna Production later in 2011."

You can also check out a promotional poster for the upcoming tribute album at this location.

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Barren Earth Issues New Road Report

Finnish progressive death metal act Barren Earth is currently embarked on a North American tour, and you can check out the band's first tour diary here. The group has now checked in with the following new road report:

"The other day back in Louisville, Kentucky, the culinaristic choice of the day was a Chinese restaurant. We were served by a friendly Chinese woman, and the atmosphere was nice. There were, however, problems with communication, since her Chinese accent, combined with a heavy Southern dialect made her speech virtually incomprehensible to us. As a result of this, although me and Marko ordered exactly the same dish, we got two distinctly different portions. But the food was good. The waiter was also in a humorous mode, and was constantly joking. We didn’t understand the jokes, but she was laughing, so I’m sure they were funny.

"In Kentucky, the musical reference of the day was obviously Bill Monroe’s classic ‘Blue Moon of Kentucky’. But we didn’t see a blue moon, nor a moon of any other colour. With the absence of gloves, the only thing blue towards the end of the day were our fingers..

"With the cancellation of the Tulsa gig, our route was changed so that we would be spending the day off in Jackson, Mississippi. Although the cancellation was unfortunate, this new bit of routing did provide me with the chance of being able to sing, ‘I’m goin’ to Jackson…’, and that really felt quite cool.

"The day in Ridgewood, Jackson was uneventful. What was notable was the lack of pedestrian paths. It seems that the transport method of choice around here is to drive a car. Many of these places are clearly not designed with the walking citizen in mind. And so our pedestrian group of Finnish rockers was regularly accompanied by honking horns, as we staggered on the busy streets, trying desperately to avoid the menacing Ford pick-up trucks hurdling by. More...

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Thaurorod Comments On Power Of Metal Tour

Thaurorod will be embarking on the "Power of Metal" tour alongside Symphony X, Nevermore, Pyschotic Waltz, and Mercenary. You can check out the trailer for the tour at this location Thaurorod also commented on the tour:

"We are absolutely excited to hit the road together with these amazing bands! As you might know our line up have changed after our last tour we did with Sabaton and Alestorm. Our previous vocalist have been replaced with Italian gentleman Michele Luppi(ex-Vision Divine). We are sure to rock all 21 stages of Power of Metal tour like never before with this amazing front man!"

Thaurorod will also play the following warm up show with Terasbetoni:

12.02.2011 FIN - Oulu, Club Teatria (W/TERÄSBETONI)

The "Power of Metal" dates are as follows:

25.02.2011 DE - Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
26.02.2011 DE - Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
27.02.2011 BE - Antwerpen, Hof Ter Loo
28.02.2011 FR - Paris, Elysee Montmartre
01.03.2011 FR - Toulouse, Phare
03.03.2011 ES - Barcelona, Apollo
04.03.2011 FR - Lyon, Transbordeur
05.03.2011 IT - Florence, Viper
06.03.2011 CH - Pratteln, Z7
07.03.2011 IT - Milan, Alcatraz
08.03.2011 LU - Esch zur Alzette, Kulturfabrik
10.03.2011 SI - Ljubljana, Cvetlicarna
11.03.2011 DE - Munich, Backstage
12.03.2011 AT - Wien, Gasometer
13.03.2011 AT - Wörgl, Komma
14.03.2011 HU - Budapest, Petoefi Hall
16.03.2011 DE - Frankfurt, Batschkapp
17.03.2011 DE - Hamburg, Markthalle
18.03.2011 NL - Amsterdam, Melkweg
19.03.2011 DE - Geiselwind, Music Hall
20.03.2011 NL - Tilburg, 013

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Tokyo Blade Streaming Snippets From New Album

Tokyo Blade is gearing up to release the new album "Thousand Men Strong" on March 18th through Fastball Music. The band has now issued the following update about streaming snippets online from the new songs:

"Hello mates and primates, a lot of things have happened since the last blog. As you can see our singer redesigned our myspace profile, and we're all very very happy with the look and feel of it.

"But the best package means nothing without decent content, and so we've loaded up 4 little snippets from our upcoming album titled 'Thousand Men Strong' which will be released as a regular CD (Fastball/Sony) and a vinyl-version (cargo records/echozone) 18th march 2011 (also available at iTunes and simply everywhere!!).

"We would like to thank everybody who supported us, and helped to make this happen: mainly you, the blade fans who kept us going! YOU RULE! Check out our profile, check the live dates, and enjoy the new track-snippets."

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My Inner Burning Streaming New Song

My Inner Burning is set to release the new album "Eleven Scars" on March 22nd in North American release via SPV/Steamhammer. The band has now teamed up with Metal-Army.com to premier a new song online from the album, titled "Masquerade." you can check out the song in the player below.

Masquerade by MY INNER BURNING by editor-5

The new album's track listing is as follows:

1. Masquerade
2. Analize
3. Electrified
4. For The Last Time
5. When I´m Gone
6. Demons
7. Done With Denial
8. Gone Wrong
9. Enemy Of Mine
10. New Breed
11. Home-Sick

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Volbeat Adds On North American Show

Volbeat recently announced several upcoming Summer festival appearances. The band has now checked in with the following update about adding on an extra North American show:

"Volbeat has announced additional dates for the North America tour this spring: The tour-opening concert in New York City on March 23 sold-out quickly, so we are happy to be able to give our fans an extra opportunity to see us at Irving Plaza in New York City on April 27. Volbeat’s last visit to North America was a runaway success, with a majority of the headline appearances selling out. So get ready for a blast, when we return for some serious volbeating!"

The North American dates are as follows:

3/23 New York, NY - Irving Plaza
3/24 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
3/25 Toronto, ONT - Sound Academy
3/26 Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
3/27 Chicago, IL - House of Blues
3/29 Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre
3/30 Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
4/01 Missoula, MT - Wilma Theater
4/03 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
4/05 Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades
4/06 W. Hollywood, CA - House of Blues L.A.
4/08 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
4/09 Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
4/10 San Diego, CA - House of Blues
4/13 Dallas, TX - House of Blues
4/14 Houston, TX - Scout Bar
4/16 Atlanta, GA - Center Stage
4/17 Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues Orlando
4/22 Baltimore, MD - Sonar
4/23 Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights
4/25 Boston, MA - Paradise
4/27 New York, NY - Irving Plaza

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Illdisposed Pushes Back Album Release

Denmark's Illdisposed has checked in with the following brief update about pushing back the release date for the band's new album:

"New release date The release of 'There is light (but it's not for me)' for Europe, North America and Canada is pushed back one week till April 1st."

You can also check out the cover artwork for "There Is Light (But It's Not For Me)" at this location. The band also has the following upcoming live shows:

26.02.2011 Dietikon @ SoundDock 14 (CH)
01.04.2011 Svendborg @ Harders (DK)
02.04.2011 Roskilde @ Gimle (DK)
08.04.2011 Lyngby @ Templet (DK)
09.04.2011 Copenhagen @ The Rock (DK)
15.04.2011 Kolding @ Pitstop (DK)
16.04.2011 Soenderborg @ Soenderborghus (DK)
20.04.2011 Frederikshavn @ Det Musiske Hus (DK)
21.04.2011 Stavanger @ Tribute (NO)
22.04.2011 Kristiansand @ Paa Hjoernet (NO)
23.04.2011 Oslo @ Inferno Fest (NO)
28.04.2011 Aarhus @ Voxhall (DK)
29.04.2011 Randers @ Tante Olga (DK)
30.04.2011 Odense @ Posten (DK)
16.07.2011 Rotenburg Wümme @ Metal Splash Open Air (D)

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Decrepitaph Comments On Upcoming Releases

Death metal act Decrepitaph has checked in with the following update about upcoming releases:

"Here is what we have coming out in early 2011: Decrepitaph - Profane Doctrines Unburied CD (Razorback Records) At Press Now - Coming Late February

"Decrepitaph - Condemned Cathedral Vinyl LP (I Hate Records) At Press Now - 400 Copies Pressed - Coming Late February

"Decrepitaph - Beyond The Cursed Tombs Vinyl LP (I Hate Records) At Press Now - 400 Copies Pressed - Coming Late February

"Decrepitaph / Eternal Solstice Split 7" (Dark Descent) At Press Now - 500 Copies Pressed - Coming Late February

"Decrepitaph / Anatomia Split 7" (Nuclear War Now! / Archasm Releasing) At Press Now - 300 Copies Pressed - Coming March

"We are working on some shirts being printed up through Selfmadegod and Necroharmonic. They are different designs and we hope to be hearing more about these soon. The Necroharmonic one will be for the new album and feature art from that (which we will reveal soon). Also, look for some embroidered hats from Pathos Productions at some point too. Oh yeah, we are still waiting on the Offal splits. It's been almost 7 weeks now. We will of course post up if/when we ever get those in."

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Amaranthe Shooting First Music Video

Amaranthe has checked in with the following announcement about shooting the band's first music video:

"Hey folks! Today we started the shooting of our first, yet very epic video! The video his a huge project that will be shot over one week and many different locations - so far we are keeping most of the details a secret as not to spoil the surprise, but it is going to feature explosions, fast cars and other even faster vehicles!

"First day of shooting was awesome - very relaxed, fun and professionally arranged, Patric Ullaeus is a true master of the art! More updates as we continue filming, so stay tuned! Cheers!"

Amaranthe will also be appearing at this year's edition of the Metal Female Voices festival, which takes place from October 21st - 23rd. You can find more details on the festival here.

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Dilidjent Uploads New Demo Track

Progressive metal act Dilidjent has posted a new instrumental demo track of an upcoming song online. The title of the track is "Circumvent" and it will appear on the band's forthcoming full length album. The band commented on the demo by saying:

"Here's a taste of what's coming robros! We apologize greatly for being such dated, sluggish machines in producing new material. Almost finished with vocals. This is just a partial instrumental clip."




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Return To Base Posts New Song Online

Ukrainian Djent/Electronic fusion act Return to Base has posted a new song online, titled "Did Aliens Build The Pyramids?" The song is also available for free download from SoundCloud. "Did Aliens Build The Pyramids?" is featured on the band's split EP with Tyrant Of Death. You can stream the new song below:

Return To Base - Did Aliens Build The Pyramids? by Return To Base

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The Ghost Inside Posts New Music Video Online

Los Angeles, California hardcore act The Ghost Inside has teamed up with Altpress to debut its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "Chrono." You can view the music video in the player below: More...

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Periphery Posts Rehearsal Footage Online

American progressive metal act Periphery has posted some new rehearsal footage online. The video features a performance of the track "The Walk." You can view the rehearsal below:

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X-Pistols Video Interview Available

A new video interview has been posted online featuring American thrash/punk hybrid act the X-Pistols. The band's debut album "Shoot to Kill" was released on January 18, 2011 through Suburban Noize Records. X-Pistols feature members of D.I., Humble Gods, Doggy Style and the Kottonmouth Kings. You can view the video interview below:

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Rival Sons Posts New Single Online

Hard rock act Rival Sons has posted its new single online. The song, titled "Torture," is taken from the band's newly released self-titled EP. The EP is available through Earache Records. You can stream the new single below:

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Song Samples Available From New Blackfield Album

Porcupine Tree frontman Steven Wilson is preparing to release his third album under the collaboration name Blackfield. Blackfield is the progressive rock project between Wilson and Israeli rock icon Aviv Geffen. The new album, titled "Welcome to my DNA," will be released on March 28, 2011 though Atlantic Records/Snapper Music and will be fully supported by a European and United States tour. "Welcome to my DNA" is the follow up to 2007's "Blackfield II."

More information on the new album can be found at this location.

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Symphony X Reveals New Album Title

Symphony X vocalist Russell Allen has announced that the band has set "Iconoclast" as the title of its forthcoming eighth studio album. "Iconoclast" is set for release sometime later this year through the band's new label home Nuclear Blast Records.

Russell Allen commented on the album's progression by saying:

"We are in post-production, so the album is pretty much almost done. At this point, mixes are being wrapped up and finalized and it's off to mastering and should be ready for release in a few months — definitely first quarter of 2011. We've got the artwork all done, we're taking pictures next week... all that good stuff. So everything's on track for release pretty soon."

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HookahTheFuzz Posts New Album Trailer Online

Birmingham, U.K. progressive metal act HookahTheFuzz has posted a video trailer online to promote its recently released studio album. You can view the album trailer below as well as check out full HookahTheFuzz songs at this location.

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Molotov Solution Posts Behind The Scenes Footage

Las Vegas deathcore act Molotov Solution has posted the following video update online from the band's time in the recording studio working on new material:

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Asking Alexandria Comments On Cancelled Dates

Asking Alexandria has posted the following statement online in response to the band's cancellation of U.K. tour dates:

"As you are all aware at this point in time, we are in the unfortunate position of having to reschedule a few of our UK tour dates. Please understand that this was not an easy decision for us and has taken a lot of thought and consideration to come to the conclusion that we have eventually reached. The reason for these shows will become clear in the coming weeks as we are unable to make public just now. You, our fans, are the reason for this bands success, your love and support has made this band what it is today, and we thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for that.

"We are asking you, and hoping that you will all understand and support us at this time. We have been presented with the most amazing opportunity which we feel could really take this band in the next step of our careers. It is a goal we have had since day one, and again it has been made obtainable due to your support of this band. Rather than just cancel these shows we have re-arranged them to another date, not far from the original date they were scheduled for.

"Thank you so much for all of your understanding and support in the matter. We really cannot wait to hang out with you all and see you at the shows."

The newly rescheduled dates are expected to be announced shortly.

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Periphery And Tesseract Posts Tour Footage Online

Behind the scenes touring footage has been posted online featuring Periphery, Tesseract and Monuments. The footage was captured during the "League Of Extraordinary Djentlemen" 2011 tour. You can view the first video in the series below:

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