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Metal News for February 6, 2010

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41 news articles posted on this day.

Charon Parts Ways With Guitarist

Finland's Charon has issued the following update about parting ways with guitarist Pasi Sipilä:

"New decade brings changes to Charon and now it's good time to update the situation. There have been rumors among Charon fans and followers about the future of the band. Playfully it could be said that Charon was not able to escape the cold grip of ongoing recession and had to go through re-organization and layoffs.

"After taking some time out last summer we were not able to tune our engine to the needed pace for the studio sessions. We had written a bunch of new songs during the last couple of years but were not able to put them on record. After a long pondering and going through different alternatives, it was inevitable that we cannot output the next album in this mood of confusion. As a consequence guitarist Pasi Sipilä has left Charon.

"Charon will continue playing and writing songs as a quartet. At the moment we are looking forward to new working methods and finding new ways to surprise our fans and to challenge band mates with no boundaries on style or sound. We would like to thank Pasi for all his work for Charon during the years and wish him good luck with music! More...

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Daemonicus Issues Tour Recap

Daemonicus has issued the following post-tour recap:

"So we finally made it home! After spending the last three weeks out on the road in Europe, we arrived safe and sound back in Umeå yesterday. So how do we sum up our very first tour? Heaven & Hell.. is a good description i suppose. We really got to experience the up's and down's of touring. But when all is said and done we had a great fucking time and we met some of the nicest people Europe has to offer. Plus we've got tons of stories. I don't even know where to start.

"The three shows we did in Romania was a lot of fun. The crowd were amazing to say the least. I felt that we were so psyched to play and have the best time ever, and we fucking did! Unfortunately Negura Bunget had to cancel some shows. Which led to the cancellation of the supporting acts as well. Then our van got broken into, and we lost all our fucking clothes and some cameras, computers, drum equipments and such. Our driver Marcus Nygren even got his passport stolen and we were forced to leave him in Greece just to be able to get back to Sofia in time to do the last gig. More...

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Dark Funeral Cancels Metalgate Festival Appearance

Dark Funereal has issued the following statement about canceling their appearance at the Metalgate Festival:

"Ave to all you czech Dark Funeral fans out there! With deep regrets I have to inform you, that we have to cancel Dark Funerals appearance at the Metalgate Festival 2010.

"After the rip off with that Unholy Fest in 2009 that probably all of you know about, it's even more disappointing to be unable to give you the band you are looking for a festival show this summer. As well as the guys in Dark Funeral, I'm a man who means yes, if he says yes! Only this time I stumbled over my own feet - meaning, that I confirmed the Dark Funeral tourshow on April 4th at the Masters of Rock Café in Zlin as exclusive (!) show for Czech Republic! A few weeks after that I agreed with the Metalgate Festival on Dark Funerals appearance for 2010. In the meatime I had simply forgotten the other deal I made before...

"When the Metalgate billing was announced recently, I was reminded on our exclusive agreement by Pragokoncert, who are promoting the show in Zlin. So now I simply have no other chance than to stick to my first word. And that means, to take Dark Funeral off the bill of Metalgate 2010. I'm human. I make mistakes. Unfortunately! More...

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Draugr Comments On NSBM Allegations

Italian metallers Draugr have issued the following statement about allegations that their band is involved in the national socialist black metal movement:

"Dear all, recently we heard rumors speaking about us like a band involved in some nsbm movements. A repentine answer is needed! Draugr band is firmly outside from any political message of any kind, left or right winged. Lyrics, and everything about Draugr, are about Nature, our region (Abruzzo), Folklore, History and local legends, and hard drinkings too. The band (playing from years, everywhere) never had problems of any kind, especially with that, and all people we have known can speak for us.

"We were accused to be an nsbm band due to our collaboration with the underground label Christhunt Productions, that seems to be connected to some ns movement. At the time of our collaboration with the label, we didn't know these facts, and, instead, we have to be grateful to CHP because it believed us and many people know Draugr thanks to CHP. Every ns involvement of CHP is none of our business. It was said that members from Draugr are in Sturmkaiser too, and SK band is considered ns, but this is false and a complete statement about that is to be found in SK myspace page. More...

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Ensiferum Announces Festival Appearances

Finnish folk metallers Ensiferum have announced the following upcoming festival appearances:

24.04.2010 - KARMØYGEDDON Metal Festival, Haugesund [NO]
30.04.2010 - Ragnaroek Festival, Rieden [DE]
03.07.2010 - Fortarock Festival, Nijmegen [NL]
08.07.2010 - Rockmarathon Hungary, Pecs [HU]
09.07.2010 - Metalcamp, Tolmin [SI]
10.07.2010 - Rock Harz, Flugplatz Ballenstedt [DE]
24.07.2010 - Rock unter den Eichen, Bertingen [DE]
30.07.2010 - Loreley - Rock Area Festival 2010, Loreleyfelsen [DE]
20.08.2010 - Summer Breeze, Dinkelsbühl [DE]

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Overkill Adds More Tour Dates

New Jersey thrash metal veterans Overkill will embark on their 25th anniversary North American tour, dubbed Killfest 2010, in April and May 2010. The trek will span the length of the U.S., hitting spots in Canada, with one final show at New York City's Nokia Theater. Support on the tour will come from Vader, God Dethroned, Warbringer, Evile, and Woe of Tyrants.

Commented vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth: "The road never ends, and that's a good thing kids! We've all been tearing this up for over 25 years now and still going strong. April it starts again and this time it's 'Ironbound', live and in your face, let the games begin!!"

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Goatwhore Comments On The Super Bowl

Goatwhore has posted footage online of vocalist Ben Falgoust and guitarist Sammy Duet discussing the upcoming Super Bowl on Sunday February, 7th. The video clip can be viewed below.

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Gorgoroth Confirmed For Brutal Assault Festival

Norwegian black metallers Gorgoroth have announced they will be performing at the Brutal Assault Festival in the Czech Republic this summer. The festival takes place from August 12th -14th, 2010. More info about the Brutal Assault Festival can be found at this location.

The other confirmed bands for the festival include: Cannibal Corpse, Catamenia, Children Of Bodom, Converge, Demonic Resurrection, Despised Icon, Devin Townsend, Devourment, Diablo Swing Orchestra, Dying Fetus, Gojira, Graveworm, Gwar, Hypnos, Ihsahn, Ill Nino, Kylesa, Kypck, Lock Up, Mnemic, Monstrosity, My Dying Bride, Napalm Death, Necrophagist, Origin, Rotten Sound, Sarke, Sepultura, Sigh, Sybreed, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Trail Of Tears.

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Walking Corpse Syndrome Announces Tour Dates

Montana metallers Walking Corpse Syndrome have announced they will be embarking on a series of tour dates in support of their upcoming second full-length album "Narcissist." The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

3/19 2010 Elks Lodge, Missoula Montana
3/20 2010 Union Hall, Missoula Montana
4/2 2010 Pen Convention Center, Deer Lodge Montana
4/3 2010 Jesters, Helena Montana w/Keeping Secrets and the Ellis Armor
4/10 2010 Buffalo Salooon, Great Falls Montana
6/18 2010 Empyrean, Spokane Washington w/Odyssey and Beyond Mortality

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Skarhead and Strength For A Reason Shows

Skarhead and Strength For A Reason have announced a few shows together. Here are the latest shows featuring both bands:

Feb 26th - The Chance in Poughkeepsie, NY (more info TBA)
Feb 27th - The Barbary in Philly. Starts at 3PM. w/ Bulldoze, Shattered Realm, Punishment, and Lifeless
March 4th - Dingbats in Clifton, NJ

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Hatchet Dawn Parts Ways With Two Members

Australia's Hatchet Dawn has issued the following update about parting ways with their vocalist and guitarist:

"Hatchet Dawn formally announces the unfortunate departure of 2 members in the band. Adam Stewart and Ben Boyle have decided to depart the band permanently, effective 27th January 2010. Hatchet Dawn are currently working on solidifying a permanent replacement vocalist and guitarist in preparation for a planned new official release in 2010. Hatchet Dawn will be taking this opportunity to re-invent the band's concept image and refine our musical direction into a fresh chapter of Extreme Hatchet Rock.

"Hatchet Dawn will be returning to Adelaide on Saturday 6th March to perform at Enigma Bar 3 with ISAW, Shot in Paris and Arcadia. Hatchet Dawn’s previous visit to Adelaide was during the Halloween Chaos Tour ‘09 while supporting Marilyn Manson at Thebarton Theatre. Filling in for this performance on vocals will be Rob Cuzens from The Symbiosist/Dialysis along with guitarist Darren Smith from The Symbiosist. To celebrate the return to Adelaide with this exclusive line-up, Hatchet Dawn will be performing a Marilyn Manson cover, which will mark the first time the band has performed a cover live. More news to follow!"

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Killswitch Engage Cancels Tonight's Show

Killswitch Engage has announced that the previously scheduled tour date for tonight, Saturday February 6th, in Norfolk, Virginia has been canceled due to weather conditions. The show has already been rescheduled and will now be taking place on May 19th, 2010.

Killswitch Engage have the following upcoming tour dates:

2/6 Norfolk, VA The NorVa
2/8 Orlando, FL House of Blues
2/10 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
2/11 Charlotte, NC Amos's Southland
2/12 Baltimore, MD Sonar
2/13 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
2/14 Chicago, IL House of Blues
2/15 Chicago, IL House of Blues
2/17 Fargo, ND The Venue
2/18 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
2/19 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
2/20 Detroit, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
2/21 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room @ Murat Centre
2/23 Tulsa, OK Cain's Ballroom
2/24 Austin, TX Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater
2/25 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
2/26 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
2/27 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete St. Amphitheatre
3/1 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
3/3 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
3/4 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
3/5 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
3/6 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
3/7 San Francisco, CA The Warfield
3/9 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
3/10 Seattle, WA Showbox Sodo
3/12 Salt Lake City, UT The Great Salt Air
3/13 Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium
3/14 Kansas City, MO Midland Theatre by AMC
3/15 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
3/16 Nashville, TN Rocketown
3/18 New York, NY The Fillmore At Irving Plaza
3/19 New York, NY The Fillmore At Irving Plaza
3/21 Wallingford, CT The Dome At Oakdale
6/27 Dessel Graspop Festival

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Beyond Terror Beyond Grace Signs Euro, US Deals

Australian grind noise band Beyond Terror Beyond Grace has announced that their new album “Our Ashes Built Mountains” is set for release in Europe on Obscene Productions and in the USA with Deepsend Records.

Beyond Terror Beyond Grace commented, “After 9 months recording this new album we are incredibly happy to be working with both these amazing labels. Curby from Obscene and Graham from Deepsend have been really enthusiastic about the album and we really appreciate their support. Both labels have great bands and brutal releases on their rosters and we are stoked beyond words to be joining their ranks. This is just the beginning of a whole new exciting chapter for us.”

A new track “Amnesia” is now up on the band's MySpace page.

A studio diary featuring all members tracking and footage of guests Jason Peppiatt (Psycroptic), Alex Pope (Ruins), Anna Vo (Crux) Blake Wilson (Gallows for Grace) and Jared Krafcyk (ex-The Amenta) recording their vocal parts will available soon.

In further news, Steve Smith has secured an endorsement deal with Sonor Drums, Ufip Cymbals and Axis Pedals and Ben (Guitar) and Alex (Bass) are now endorsing Ernie Ball strings.

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Lizzy Borden Announces New Tour Dates

Los Angeles metallers Lizzy Borden have issued the following update about upcoming tour dates:

"We finished the last rehearsal and the show is just about there, all we need is smoke, lights, blood and screams! We are all ready to blast California with some much needed American metal; it’s been way too long since we have performed our headlining show here. The bus leaves at 6:30am and we are off to play our first shows of 2010, can’t wait. 'Come tomorrow your greedy sorrows disappear'."

Lizzy Borden's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

02/04 Santa Clara, CA Avalon
02/05 Santa Rosa, CA Last Day Saloon
02/06 San Diego, CA 4th & B

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Noumena Writing New Material

Bassist Hannu Savolainen of Finland's Noumena has issued the following band update:

"Yeah, we are still here. Though we are almost drowned in snow here in Finland. Lately, we have been rehearsing for the gig in Helsinki. There will be - again - some new material in our setlist, and our beloved Suvi on female vocals.

"We have written new songs, which we find pretty goddamn good. Time is the crucial factor here, we should find enough time to rehearse and arrange new material so that we could enter studio to make demo versions. Then we need a record deal and so on, boring stuff... but inevitable.

"We are quite anxious to forge a new album and I bet you guys wait it like a preacher man waits for the apocalypse. But, we want it to be great with no fillers on it. Solid, catchy and strong songs. Anyway, keep your horns sharp and the scene alive!"

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Porcupine Tree Adds Extra Tour Dates

Porcupine Tree has issued the following update about adding on extra tour dates:

"The band will be playing the Tampa Theater, Florida on April 25th - ticket information will follow on. Meanwhile PT will be crossing the border into Canada where they will be visiting Capitole Du Quebec, Quebec City Thursday 6th May, Place De Arts in Montreal on Friday 7th May and the Sound Academy, Toronto, Ontario on Saturday 8th May. More details as we get them."

Porcupine Tree's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Pythia Issues Band Update

Female fronted gothic metallers Pythia have issued the following update about their upcoming activity:

"News from The Oracle: 2010 held a bit of a false start, but after all the little setbacks in our plan for world domination; it seems we’re back on track. This begins with our gig and tour campaign becoming firmly established and growing as we speak. The battle-plan so far is as follows:

26/02 - Club 85: 74 Whinbush Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1PZ
14/03 - The Underworld, Camden
03/04 - Leeds Rio’s; Rock of Ages Club: Rios Leeds, The Grand Arcade, Leeds, LS1 6PQ
08/04 – Bibelot, Dordrecht, NL
09/04 – De Pul, Uden, NL 10-04 – Power Prog & Metal Festival
11/04 – Hedon, Zwolle, NL
01/05 – House of Progression @ The Peel, Kingston This one is all in aid of our no. 2 ginger warrior's birthday, so come down and see how drunk we can get Georgey! More...

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Slipknot Guitarist Discusses Signature Acoustic

Slipknot guitarist Mick Thomson visited Ovation Guitars at the 2010 NAMM convention to talk about his signature Ovation MT37 Mick Thomson model. A video clip of the appearance can be viewed below.

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Sothis Posts "Of Night And Silence" Video

“Of Night and Silence,” the new music video from Los Angeles-based black metallers Sothis, can be viewed below. The video was shot in Los Angeles with Csaba Fikker as director of photography and was directed and edited by the band’s vocalist Drogoth, who also handled all of the visual effects. “Of Night & Silence” is the opening track of Sothis’ debut album “De Oppresso Liber” which was tracked in Los Angeles and mixed by King Diamond guitarist Andy LaRocque at his Sonic Train Studios in Varberg, Sweden.

Sothis vocalist Drogoth commented on the video: “After making the 'De Oppresso Liber' video, the band wanted to make a video for another song from the same album, but do something a bit more affordable without compromising quality. I came up with the concept for the Of Night and Silence video because I felt that this song had great energy and perfect pacing for this type of concept."

Sothis is currently completing writing for their sophomore release and is scheduled to hit the studio this Spring for a release in late 2010. More...

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Spun In Darkness Reveals New Album Artwork

Las Vegas metallers Spun in Darkness have posted the artwork online for their upcoming album "Feast of the Undead." The cover art can be viewed at this location. "Feast of the Undead" is currently set to be released on April 6th, 2010. Spun in Darkness also have the following upcoming tour dates:

2/20 2010 Cheyenne Saloon w/ Gravehill Las Vegas, Nevada
4/10 2010 West Coast Tour 2010 / The Blvd Cafe LA, California
4/22 2010 West Coast Tour 2010 / Shire Road Club Sacramento, California
4/23 2010 West Coast Tour 2010 TBA Eugene, Oregon
4/24 2010 West Coast Tour 2010 TBA Portland, Oregon
7/16 2010 Las Vegas Deathfest July 16th & 17th Las Vegas, Nevada
7/17 2010 Las Vegas Deathfest July 16th & 17th Las Vegas, Nevada

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Thyrfing Confirmed For Rock Area Festival

Sweden's Thyrfing has been confirmed to perform at the Rock Area Festival in Sankt Goarshausen, Germany on July 31st. Other confirmed bands so far include Benediction, Gama Bomb, Holey Moses, Mob Rules, Sepultura, Arch Enemy, Ensiferum, Sodom, Napalm Death, and Entombed. Tickets and more info about the festival can be found at this location.

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Visions Of Atlantis Issues Album Update

Austrian metallers Visions of Atlantis have issued the following update about their upcoming album:

"Hey Guys and Girls! As promised we uploaded new live pics, check them out and leave some comments. Also as promised I give you some (maybe) interesting news about our new album... The New album will be called ....... you can guess, I`m not allowed to tell you NOW, but what i can tell you is: The Album will refer to the number 'four' as it`s the fourth. And if you remember the older album titles you can see that they also referred in some ways to their number (Trinity as three, Cast Away made out of two words and EEE looking like three words, but actually being one meaning) So from now on you can guess, but no more hints from me (for now!)

"The Album will be recorded in the Dreamscape Studios in Germany again, where we also made Trinity, which was a very very good working place for us. The Producers there exactly know how to bring out the best of our work and we enjoy working together with such nice guys... Mix and Mastering is still a secret, but you can believe us that we`ll give it in best possible hands. More...

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Sabaton Posts Seventh Studio Video

Swedish metalllers Sabaton have posted the seventh entry in a series of video reports from their time in the Abyss studios recording their upcoming album "Coat of Arms." The new video clip can be viewed below.

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Zoroaster Writing New Album

Atlanta psychedelic metallers Zoroaster have issued the following update about writing new material for an upcoming full-length album:

"Just a heads up to everyone who may be wondering what we're up too since we've been home from the European tour. We've been writing the new album here in Atlanta and we're heading into the studio on March first with Sandford Parker and Ed Rawles at the controls. We're really excited about the direction of the new album and can't wait to finish up! We'll be posting pics and videos, along with news updates from the studio!"

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Burzum Posts New Album Samples Online

Burzum, the infamous one man black metal band formed by Varg Vikernes, has posted short samples of his new album, "Belus" online. You can catch a preview of each song by heading to Amazon.com.

Speaking on the album, Vikernes stated: "Inspiration for the album has come from a variety of sources, and I find my inspiration from fairy tales and myths, from classical music from memories of what once was, from traditional music, from fantasy, from the wind and weather, from deep forests and running water, from the sky and the sunset, from misty mountains and from yellow leaves falling from age old trees.

"My ambition with Belus is to create something I - and hopefully others too - can listen to for years and years to come without ever growing tired of it, and at the same time to share with my audience the experience of getting to know Belus, as he might have been perceived by the ancient Europeans.

"The combination of lyrics and music makes this a fairy tale different from most others, and should appeal to all those who like transcendental music and love to see different things from a different perspective.

"If I can make you dream when listening to this album, I believe I have done a good job."

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Xentrix Members Form New Band

Three former members of British thrash metal veterans Xentrix, singer Simon Gordon, drummer Den Gasser and guitarist Kristian Havard, have formed a brand new metal band named Hellfighter. The band also recently signed a record deal with Heavy Metal Records, through which they will release their debut album around late Spring/Summer time. Simon Gordon states:

"We're delighted to be working with such an established British label. We've known Paul Birch (Managing Director, Revolver Records and Heavy Metal Records) for ten years or so, since the Xentrix days, so it was natural for us to speak to him about Hellfighter. We're looking forward to a successful partnership."

MD Paul Birch added: "Hellfighter are in the studio at the moment and the album is sounding killer, with strong elements of the thrash sound but also some of their wider influences thrown in. We're pleased to be bringing Hellfighter to a wider audience. The album is a priority release for us in 2010, and with Heavy Metal Records celebrating its 30th year we're confident Hellfighter will help to make it a memorable one for the label."

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Opeth To Re-Release "Blackwater Park"

Swedish progressive death metal legends Opeth has revealed that they will be re-releasing their classic album, "Blackwater Park" on March 29th through Sony Music/Music For Nations. the new edition of the record will feature a bonus DVD that contains a thirty minute documentary. The re-issue coincides with the band's decision to perform the album in full on their forthcoming Evolution XX tour.

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Bolt Thrower Seeking Local Bands For Support

British death metal and grindcore legends Bolt Thrower has announced that they want a local band to open for them on their forthcoming tour of the United Kingdom. They will also be joined by Greek black metallers Rotting Christ (as well as The Rotted and British death metal legends Benediction on select dates.) For more information, head over to Terrorizer.com.

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Saint Vitus Writing New Material

American doom metal legends Saint Vitus has begun writing material for a new studio album, according to frontman Scott "Wino" Weinrich. In a recent interview with KTYU he was asked:

KTVU.com Any chance we’ll hear new material at this show or will you wait until its already in the can?

Weinrich: We really haven’t had all that much time to get together and do that. Vitus has a lot of material. We’ll play the gamut of stuff. People seem like right now they want to hear the older stuff. And since it’s been so long since we’ve played there, I think we’ll probably just be playing stuff from our catalog. But I think very soon, probably next year at this time, we should probably have some new stuff.

Read the full article at KTYU.com.

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Bleeding Through Announces U.S. Tour

Bleeding Through has announced that they will be heading out on the road this April in support of their forthcoming new self-titled album. Joining them on the tour will be Oceano, Born Of Osiris, Legend and Sleeping Giant.

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Urn Completes New Video For "Reckoning Hour"

Chicago-based URN completed work on the video for their single "Reckoning Hour" with Liquid Productions (who also worked on NOVEMBERS DOOM's Rain clip) for the current album, "Scribings of a Forgotten Soul," currently available on Rotting Corpse Records.

The band launched the video as part of the live webcast of their performance at The Rave in Milwaukee last night with EPICA, THREAT SIGNAL, and BLACKGUARD at 8pm CST/9pm EST. You can still catch it on the rebroadcast today at noon (CST) (1pm ET / 6pm GMT / 7pm CET).

In other news, URN singer/guitarist Dominic St. Charles was recently interviewed in the current issue of OUTBURN magazine by Nick DeMarino. They discussed the inspiration behind the album concept of a prison riot based on true events of friends of his that survived one when we he was in high school. EPICA was also interviewed in the current issue as well.

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Mayhem Cancels North American Tour

Norwegian black metal legends Mayhem has been forced to cancel their proposed tour of North America. No reason has been revealed yet as to why the tour has been stopped but a strong rumour suggests that it is due to problems with their VISAs. Stay tuned for more information.

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Goatwhore Announces U.S. Tour

American blackened death metal band Goatwhore has announced that they will be heading out on a headlining tour of the United States in March. They will be joined on the tour by Enfold Darkness.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Fozzy Enters U.S. Album Charts

Fozzy, the heavy metal outfit featuring Stuck Mojo founder Rich Ward and World Wrestling Entertainment star Chris Jericho, has entered the Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart at number six with their latest studio album, "Chasing The Grail." The album also entered the top spot on Amazon UK’s Hard Rock & Metal MP3 Albums chart last week.

Frontman Chris Jericho stated: "I'm ecstatic to hear the news that Chasing The Grail debuted #6 on the Billboard Heat Seekers chart. In the 10 year history of Fozzy, this is a milestone that shows how far the band has come and it's a great indication of where we are going. I would like to give a personal thanks to all our fans; past, present and future, for helping make Chasing The Grail a success right out of the box. Fozzy would also like to thank the great people at Hot Topic for helping make Chasing The Grail the success that it is and we look forward to making Team Fozzy as much of a hit as Team Jacob and Team Edward."

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Sevendust Posts New Song Online

Atlanta, Georgia based hard rock outfit Sevendust has posted a new song online entitled, "Forever Dead." You can check it out by heading to the band's official Myspace page. The song comes from the band's forthcoming new album, "Cold Day Memory" which will be released later this year.

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Scorpions Reveals New Album Tracklisting

German hard rock and heavy metal legends the Scorpions has revealed the tracklisting for their forthcoming and final album, "Sting In The Tail." You can check it below. The album will be released on March 23rd through Universal Music in North America. The first single will be "The Good Die Young" which features former Nightwish singer Tarja Turunen.

"Raised On Rock"
"Sting In The Tail"
"Slave Me"
"The Good Die Young"
"No Limit"
"Rock Zone"
"Turn You On"
"Let's Rock"
"Spirit Of Rock"
"The Best Is Yet To Come"

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Apostle of Solitude Completes Work On New Album

Indianapolis doom metal band APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE has completed work on their follow-up to “Sincerest Misery,” entitled “Last Sunrise.”

Formed by ex-GATES OF SLUMBER drummer Chuck Brown, who handles the vocal and guitar duties in Apostle Of Solitude, Apostle Of Solitude shall follow suit alongside their doom metal comrades in The Gates Of Slumber in hopes to spread awareness of the band even further within their homeland with “Last Sunrise.”

With the North American version of “Last Sunrise” featuring three killer bonus cover-tunes (recorded by Gates Of Slumber drummer Bob Fouts) that will differ from the European version, the tracklisting for “Last Sunrise” goes as follows:

1. Last Sunrise (Requiem)
2. Acknowledging The Demon
3. Other Voices
4. Letting Go of the Wheel
5. Hunter Sick Rapture
6. December Drives Me To Tears
7. Sister Cruel
8. Frontiers of Pain
9. Coldest Love
10. Streetside*
11. Astro Zombies*
12. Mary And Child*

*Denotes North American bonus tracks.

An MP3 of the track "December Drives Me To Tears" can be heard at Profound Lore's MP3 section. Another new track, "Hunter Sick Rapture," can be heard via the band's MySpace page.

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Bleak Art Records Planning Compilation CD

Bleak Art Records is currently planning the release of an official compilation of extreme metal covers; songs of chaos, destruction and anti-christian themes. Booking for the compilation is VERY limited, the disc will be 60 minutes in length, and this release may or may not be released on a limited edition LP of 500 copies after the cd press is sold out (which may be repressed). The cost of mixing and mastering, promotion and advertising, and international distribution will be covered by the company on behalf of the bands and each willing participant to contribute towards the release will receive copies of each pressing produced. One song the label is looking to have covered is "Where Is Your God" by Infernal Majesty. If any bands believe they have the ability to perform an outstanding version of this song, get in touch immediately.

Bands who are interested to co-operation on this release, please contact the label to let them know which song you wish to record and contribute. Your eligability will be decided after your abilities and performance is reviewed by the executive producers of the project and you will be notified of acceptance or denial for co-operation. Demo recordings of the cover song are acceptable for your band's application. However the final track to be produced on the album will not be demo quality, it will be professionally produced and the recording will remain an exclusive contribution to the compilation release.

The release is to be made in December 2010. For further info, contact Bleak Art Records through Myspace.

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Inarcadia Signs to Rising Records

Rising Records has announced the signing of Austrian hardcore/metal band Inarcadia. The band's debut album will be out later this year. In the meantime, you can check out some of the band's music on their MySpace player or catch them live on one of the tour dates below.

Feb 27 2010 @ 8:00P - Kulturkeller, AT - Gleisdorf w/ Carnevals Blood Disaster, Hold Your Horses, Rootless, Unbroken Curse
Mar 5 2010 @ 8:00P - Ann and Pat, AT - Linz w/ All Falls Down, Distaste
Mar 6 2010 @ 8:00P - Kolotocovo, SK - Liptovsky Mikulas w/ All Falls Down and more to come
Mar 7 2010 @ 8:00P - Obluda Club, SK - Bratislava w/ All Falls Down, Nothing Will Remain (sk), For My Pleasure (sk)
Mar 29 2010 @ 8:00P - Böllerbauer, AT - Haag w/ FOR THE FALLEN DREAMS (us), CONFESSION (aus), AZRIEL (uk)
Apr 24 2010 @ 8:00P - Traverse, AT - Königsdorf w/ Reanima
Apr 30 2010 @ 8:00P - Mühle Stainz, AT - Stainz w/ Cannonball Ride, LeonsMassacre, Unhale
May 1 2010 @ 8:00P - JUZ Malaria, AT - Tragwein w/ Cannonball Ride, LeonsMassacre
Jun 22 2010 @ 8:00P - Rockhouse-Bar, AT - Salzburg w/ TEXAS IN JULY (US), THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE (US), Showyourteeth, Pandoras Dawn

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16 Announces Reissues, Tour Dates

Los Angeles California's 16 has reissued "Curves that Kick" and "Drop Out" due to the fact it has been out of print for so long. Both albums have been digitally remixed and remastered for optimum viewing pleasure.

"Curves that Kick" also got the makeover treatment on the artwork. New artwork will be done by Orion Landau. "Drop Out" has been prepared for a first-time vinyl release with additional extra features, but a possible new artwork design is not known at this time.

16 has also announced their first ever European tour with Italy's Orange Man Theory. Initial tour dates have been published below, and more tour dates are expected to be announced as the month of March approaches.

16 with Orange Man Theory
03/17/10 - Ravenna, Italy, Bronson
03/18/10 - Torino, Italy, United Club
03/19/10 - Milan, Italy, Dauntaun c/o C.S.O.A. Leoncavallo
03/20/10 - Innsbruck, Austria, PMK
03/21/10 - Wien, Austria, Arena
03/22/10 - Jena, Germany, Rosenkeller
03/23/10 - Hamburg, Germany, Hafenklang
03/24/10 - Liege, Belgium, La Zona
03/25/10 - Besancon, France, Les Passagers Du Zink
03/26/10 - Winterthur, Switzerland, Gaswerk w/ El Thule
03/27/10 - Martigny, Switzerland, Les Caves De Manoir w/ El Thule
03/28/10 - Geneva, Switzerland, KAB-Usine

05/28/10 - Baltimore, MD United States Sonar as part of Maryland Death Fest

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Man Must Die Joins Hatebreed and Machine Head

Scottland's Man Must Die is already touring with Kataklysm and Decapitated for a Zero-Tolerance Sponsored U.K. tour. By mid-February they also announced to join the Black Possession Tour with Hatebreed and Machine Head. More...

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