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Metal News for March 10, 2010

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35 news articles posted on this day.

Nuclear Blast Posts Free Spring 2010 Sampler

Nuclear Blast and Amazon.com have teamed up to provide metalheads everywhere in the U.S.A. with the “Sinister Spring Sampler” featuring the following eleven bands and tracks from the label’s roster:

EXODUS, “The Hammer And Life” (demo)
ELUVEITIE, “Thousandfold”
ARSIS, “Beyond Forlorn”
ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY, “Cryogenica”
MNEMIC, “Sons Of The System”
NILE, “Permitting The Noble Dead To Descend To The Underworld”
EPICA, “Resign To Surrender”
THREAT SIGNAL, “Through My Eyes”
SONATA ARCTICA, “Flag In The Ground”
AUGURY, “Faith Puppeteers”
HYPOCRISY, “Hang Him High”

All tracks are in MP3 format and compatible with MP3 players (including the iPod), iTunes, and Windows Media Player. Download all tracks from the Amazon free sampler at this location.

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Beatallica Posts New Single and Video Online

Metallica/Beatles bash-up, Beatallica, who just announced a new run of US tour dates, has now release a new single and music video. “Fuel on the Hill” (directed by Mike VVeber and assisted by Tim “Murph Dawg” Murphy) is the group’s follow-up to their last clip, “Hero of the Day Tripper.” Check out the video below.

Recorded and engineered by “Flemball Rasmartin,” “Masterful Mystery Tour” is Beatallica’s second full-length album overall, and features song titles such as “The Battery of Jaymz and Yoko,” “Everybody's Got a Ticket to Ride Except for Me and My Lightning,” and “I Want to Choke Your Band,” among countless others.

The latest Beatallica tour dates are as follows:

FRIDAY, APRIL 16--Pittsburgh PA at The Altar Bar
SATURDAY, APRIL 17--Huntington WV at V Club
SUNDAY, APRIL 18--Lexington KY at Cosmic Charlie's
MONDAY, APRIL 19--Washington DC at Black Cat
THURSDAY, APRIL 22--Rockville NY at Vibe Lounge
FRIDAY, APRIL 23--Philadelphia PA at North Star
SATURDAY, APRIL 24--New York NY at The Delancey
SUNDAY, APRIL 25--Harrisburg, PA at Spy Club
MONDAY, APRIL 26--W. Babylon, NY at Looney Tunes
TUESDAY, APRIL 27--Brooklyn NY at Brooklyn Bowl
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28--Syracuse, NY at Half Penny Club

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Decimation Signs To Comatose Music

DECIMATION has issued the following update regarding their signing to Comatose Music:

"We are very pleased to announce signing a deal with the U.S.A. based label Comatose Music. Our long-waited 2nd album 'Anthems of an Empyreal Dominion' will be released through Comatose in early summer and we are really excited to be working with them and becoming label mates of brutal bands such as Lust of Decay, Blasphemer, Cerebral Effusion, Atrocious Abnormality, Being Killed, Aversion to Life, Disfigured, Sik Fuk and so on..."

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Zoroaster Recording New Album

Zoroaster has entered Atlanta’s Living Room Studios to begin the recording of its new album "Matador." A July release via E1 Music is expected. Zoroaster is working with producer Sanford Parker on the new album, which will be mastered by Collin Jordan at The Boiler Room in Chicago, IL. The drums and bass on "Matador" are being laid to tape at Atlanta’s Glow in the Dark Studios.

The band will debut a number of new songs at its upcoming SXSW live performances which kick off on Wednesday, March 17 as part of the Action! PR SXSW Showcase (@ Mohawk: 912 Red River St., Austin, TX). The all ages event will be open to the public as well as SXSW badge and wristband holders.

Zoroaster guitarist / vocalist Will Fiore commented: “As a whole, these are the strongest songs we've ever put together and they really encompass everything we've done until now as a band. There are some really heavy, slow creepers and some of the faster, more driving songs. The new material ranges from really aggressive to more melodic and trippy.” More...

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Evil Survives Announces "Powerkiller" Tour

Canadian thrashers Evil Survives have announced their second full-length album "Powerkiller" will be released through War on Music Records on March 26th, 2010. The band will be embarking on a tour in support of the release on the following dates:

3/27 2010 w/ Brutal Truth, Malefaction, HHC, EQ Winnipeg, Manitoba
4/15 2010 Winnipeg MB @ Royal Albert w/ Archon Legion & Guests Winnipeg, Manitoba
4/16 2010 Regina SK @ The Exchange w/ Archon Legion, For Your Liberation, Mortillery Regina, Saskatchewan
4/17 2010 Edmonton AB @ New City w/ Archon Legion, Mortillery, For Your Liberation Edmonton, Alberta
4/18 2010 St Albert AB @ Taphouse w/ Archon Legion St Albert, Alberta
4/19 2010 Calgary AB @ Dickens Pub w/ Archon Legion Calgary, Alberta
4/20 2010 Golden BC @ The Rockwater w/ Archon Legion, For Your Liberation Golden, British Columbia
4/21 2010 Kimberly BC @ Elks Hall w/ Archon Legion, For Your Liberation Kimberly, British Columbia
4/22 2010 Grand Forks BC @ City Park Hall w/ Archon Legion, For Your Liberation Grand Forks, British Columbia
4/23 2010 Vancouver BC @ Media Club w/ Archon Legion Vancouver, British Columbia
4/24 2010 Victoria BC @ Logan’s Pub w/ Archon Legion, For Your Liberation Victoria, British Columbia
4/25 2010 Courtenay BC @ Grantham Hall w/ Archon Legion, For Your Liberation Courtenay, BritishColumbia
4/26 2010 Squamish BC @ TBA w/ Guests Squamish, British Columbia
4/27 2010 Kelowna BC @ TBA w/ Skullhammer Kelowna, British Columbia
4/28 2010 Kamloops BC @ TBA w/ Damned Grave Kamloops, British Columbia
4/29 2010 Calgary @ The Republik w/ Untimely Demise Calgary, Alberta
4/30 2010 Saskatoon SK @ Walkers w/ Untimely Demise Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
5/1 2010 Brandon MB @ TBA w/ Guests Brandon, Manitoba

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Metallica Relocates Caracas Show

Metallica, who recently relocated their Panama City tour date, has now issued the following update about relocating the Caracas show on March 12th:

"Caracas Show . . . Also Re-located. Moving to a new venue in the same complex. What a week! Bad news/good news. Bummer is that La Rinconada is still under construction preparing for the Softball World Championship. The good news, we'll be playing right next door at Campos de beisbol de la Rincodada! So literally 70 meters away, we'll be set up to rock Caracas this Friday, March 12. It goes without saying that your tickets to La Rinconada will be honored at the new location and when we last checked, there are a few left for sale."

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Sinister To Record New Album

Dutch death metallers Sinister have announced they will be entering the recording studio on October 15th, 2010 to record a new album. The currently announced title for the album is "Legacy of Ashes." More details on the track listing and release date will be announced as they are made available. In the mean time you can check out sample Sinister tracks via their official MySpace page.

Sinister also has the following upcoming tour dates:

4/2 2010 tba Bern - Switserland
4/3 2010 ROCKTOWN Pfäffikon - Switserland
4/24 2010 Music bunker Aachen - Germany
5/1 2010 tba Chalon en Champagne - France
5/8 2010 Metal festival Emmen Emmen - Holland
5/28 2010 Deathfest Baltimore Baltimore - Maryland USA
6/19 2010 Break the Ground Open Air 2010 - Arnsberg Arnsberg - Germany

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Kiuas Posts New Album Teaser Trailer

Finland's Kiuas have posted the first part of a two part video series for their upcoming studio album "Lustdriven." The teaser trailer can be viewed below.

The upcoming Kiuas tour dates are as follows: More...

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King Of Asgard Signs To Metal Blade Records

Swedish folk metallers King of Asgard have officially signed to Metal Blade Records. King of Asgard was formed in 2008 by Karl Beckman after dissolving his latest musical projects. The band recorded their 7-track demo "Prince Of Märing" at Lotang Studio that finally led to the deal with Metal Blade Records. In late 2009 Jonas Albrektsson joined the ranks on bass to strengthen the line-up.

King of Asgard are busy recording their as-yet-untitled debut album at Sonic Train Studio with Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND) at the helm. The band commented on the record deal with Metal Blade: ”King of Asgard are very proud being signed under the banners of Metal Blade Records. Releasing records under such influential label will be an honour and we feel our future collaboration will be nothing but grandiose. We are very keen on seeing what this can bring us. So teaming up with Brian, Andreas and the rest of the Blade-staff is something we’re easily throwing ourselves into and we’re eagerly devoted on getting our debut out and heads rolling. Lets see if we can create a winter of three!"

Two King of Asgard demo tracks can be heard via the band's MySpace page.

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Place Of Skulls Finishing New Album

U.S. religious doom metal act Place of Skulls are currently in the process of finishing up their fourth full-length album "As a Dog Returns." The current tentative track listing for the album is as follows:

1. Timeless Hearts
2. Breath Of Life
3. Though He Slay Me
4. Psalm
5. Dayspring
6. He's God
7. The Maker
8. Desperation
9. As A Dog Returns

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Interview

Serj Tankian Discusses His Solo Career

After taking his leave of wide reaching and influential act System of a Down, Serj Tankian went it alone for his debut solo album release "Elect the Dead." In the man's own words, "With Elect the Dead, in retrospect, I ended up making the rock record I’ve always wanted to make." A new symphonic live version of the album performed by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra was also recently released.

While System of Down remains on hiatus for the foreseeable future there is still plenty of music coming from the band's former front man. Besides "Elect the Dead Symphony" he is currently putting together a musical based on the play "Prometheus Bound" and is also hard at work on a second solo album. Serj recently shared his thoughts with Metalunderground about the direction of his solo career and his upcoming tour plans. More...

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Turisas Recording New Album

Finnish metallers Tursisas have begun tracking for their third full-length album, which is tentatively set for an early fall release. The group are currently holed up at Sound Supreme Studios in Hämeenlinna, Finland – the same studio where they recorded their previous album "The Varangian Way." Turisas have just posted the first part of their ongoing video series documenting the entire recording process, which can be viewed below.

Vocalist, songwriter, and producer Mathias Nygård comments: “After a nine-month break from touring to fully focus on songwriting, we've finally moved forward and have now started recording. It's going to be a long project and is bound to keep us all busy through the summer, but believe me; it will be worth the wait. With three years between albums, there's been enough time to find a fresh angle and new ideas not to repeat ourselves or albums we've done in the past. The songs rock big time, but the epic elements aren't going anywhere – it's going to sound larger than ever before. The leap forward is going to be just as big as between Battle Metal and The Varangian Way. Stay tuned to our YouTube page for new video reports from the studio and we can’t wait to unleash this beast in a few months.” More...

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Landmine Marathon Streaming Entire Album

Landmine Marathon are currently streaming their entire new album "Sovereign Descent" online via Metalsucks.net. The album hits the streets next Tuesday, March 16 via Prosthetic Records.

"Sovereign Descent" was recorded at guitarist Ryan Butler's Arcane Digital Recording Studios, where he's recorded past efforts from the band, as well as Misery Index, Phobia, The Funeral Pyre and many more. The album was mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (Converge, Hatebreed, Dillinger Escape Plan).

Martinez commented about the recording; "We are beyond stoked and anxiously awaiting the release of 'Sovereign Descent.' We feel this is our strongest material to date both in writing and in performance. We cannot wait for fans new and old to hear this album and see the songs performed live on the road."

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Steel Panther To Answer Fan Questions On Web Chat

Steel Panther will be headed off for three tour dates in the U.K. later this month, but prior to their mini-tour the band members will be answering fan questions via a MySpace web chat on Wednesday, March 17th. To submit a question to the band ahead of the web-chat you can click here add your question as a comment. The band has stated that no question too risqué for the chat. Log on to MySpace.com at 5:30pm on March 17th to see the live chat.

Steel Panther's U.K. tour dates are as follows:

3/18 2010 - O2 Academy Newcastle
3/19 2010 - Brixton Academy London
3/20 2010 - O2 Academy Sheffield

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The Ruins Of Beverast Album To See U.S. Release

Germany's Ván Records will be releasing "Foulest Semen Of A Sheltered Elite," the third full-length from The Ruins Of Beverast, to North American audiences this spring. The album was released in Europe mid-September 2009. The Ruins Of Beverast is the solo project of Alexander von Meilenwald, known as the drummer of famed German horde Nagelfar, as well as being a live and/or session member of Truppensturm, Abusus, Verdunkeln, and other kult acts.

The "Foulest Semen Of A Sheltered Elite" track listing is as follows:

1. I Raised This Stone As A Ghastly Memorial 10:32
2. Alu 0:51
3. God's Ensanguined Bestiaries 8:33
4. Mount Sinai Moloch 12:28
5. Transcending Saturnine Iericho Skies 0:47
6. Kain's Countenance Fell 8:38
7. The Restless Mills 12:10
8. Theriak - Baal - Theriak 1:22
9. Blood Vaults (II - Our Despots Cleanse The Levant) 9:19
10. Arcane Pharmakon Messiah 15:15

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In The Casket to Shoot Video For "Mindrot"

New York death metal band In The Casket has announced that they will be shooting a music video for their song "Mindrot." The band is in talks with a couple different labels at the moment and has also lined up a pair of shows for the near future:

Sat, Mar 13 @ 4:00 PM - Valentines, Albany, NY
Sat, Mar 27 @ 7:00 PM - Bogies, Albany, NY w/ Starkweather and Shai Halud

The band recently got an award from the local Metroland publications readers poll this year and came in 3rd for the best local metal bands. "We are very happy about this sine there are SO many great local metal bands," comments Shawn.

If you have not downloaded the band's latest EP yet, you can still download it for free right here.

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Arch Enemy Adds More European Shows

Arch Enemy have added on several extra European tour dates to their upcoming tour schedule. The currently confirmed Arch Enemy shows are as follows:

3/27 2010 L’Aéronef, Lille (France) Lille (France)
3/28 2010 Paris Extreme Fest @ Élysée Montmartre, Paris (France) Paris (France)
3/30 2010 Ninkasi Kao (Salle du Kao) @ Lyon (France) Lyon (France)
3/31 2010 La Laiteri, Strasbourg (France) Strasbourg (France)
4/1 2010 Rockhal Club, Luxembourg (Luxembourg) Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
4/3 2010 Noisegate Festival 3 @ Neue Stadthalle, Langen (Germany) Langen (Germany)
4/4 2010 Paaspop 2010 - Schijndel (The Netherlands) Schijndel (The Netherlands)
4/23 2010 Karmøygeddon Metal Festival @ Haugesund (Norway) Haugesund (Norway)
4/24 2010 Glassheim, Jevnaker (Norway) Jevnaker (Norway)
4/27 2010 Wolverhampton, UK @ Wulfrun hall Wolverhampton, UK
4/28 2010 Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy Glasgow, UK, Scotland
4/29 2010 Manchester, UK @ Academy Manchester, UK
4/30 2010 London, UK @ HMV Forum London, UK
5/14 2010 Long’I’Rock Festival (Switzerland) Longirod (Switzerland)
5/16 2010 Warsaw @ Klub Stodola (Poland) Warszawa Klub Stodola / Batorego 1
6/18 2010 10:00PHellfest @ Clisson (France) Clisson
7/9 2010 Ruisrock 2010, Turku (Finland) Turku (Finland)
7/31 2010 Rockarea Festival, Loreley (Germany) Loreley (Germany)
8/6 2010 Wacken Open Air 2010 Wacken
10/22 2010 Waerdse Tempel / Heerhugowaard (Holland) Heerhugowaard (Holland)
10/23 2010 METAL FEMALE VOICES FEST VIII @ Wieze (Belgium) Wieze (Belgium)
10/24 2010 ARCH ENEMY @ Markthalle (Metal Breed Festival), Hamburg (Germany) Hamburg (Germany)

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Shadows Fall Posts Behind The Scenes Footage

Shadows Fall recently posted a music video for their cover version of the Ozzy Osbourne track "Bark at the Moon." The band has now posted three clips online detailing the creation of the music video, which can be viewed below.

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Vreid Checks In With Band Update

Bassist Hvall of Norway's Vreid has checked in with the following update about the band's activity:

"This weekend we were gathered in the good old 'Fjøsen' ( our rehearsal place from the Ulcus & Windir days). It was a great atmosphere to rehearse there again, and especially with all the stuff we are working with at the moment, everything from new line up, new album and the upcoming special shows.

"New material: First of all we are working on the new material. Over the last 10 months I have been working on riffs & ideas for a new album. This has now ended up in 10 working tracks. Over the last few months Sture & Steingrim have been working together with me on the guitar & drum arrangements. This weekend was the first time we started playing the stuff together, and I have to admit that I am 'over the moon' about how the songs are turning out. It is too early to describe what direction the album is taking, but for me the main thing is that the material sounds very fresh and that it fills us all with such enthusiasm. We now have a few working sessions coming up before we start recording the drums. Sture & Strom will work closely together to develop the guitar arrangements, and I am confident that their work collaboration will bring our music to new heights. More...

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Neverborne Working on New Album

London-based Neverborne has checked in with the following update:

"Neverborne have quiet of late on the gig front and for good reason to. We are tirelessly working on our new album which is going extremely well. The band is focused and creativity is at a high. We are all really excited about the new material and are working hard to make sure is will be nothing short of epic!

"Currently seven tracks are complete, and we are booked in to hit the legendary Thin Ice Studios again mid year to work with Karl Groom once again. Will keep you updated but in the meantime we hope to see you rocking the fuck out and supporting the metal scene in your area!!"

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Soilwork Recording Vocals for New Album

Soilwork frontman, Björn "Speed" Strid, has checked in with his fourth studio update.

"We are currently recording vox and, as usual, it’s long days with small breaks. We’re talking 12 hours of singing, every day. It’s funny when you analyze it, screaming for 12 hours a day (except when our insane booking agent John Finberg calls and wants to make fun of my mustache). It’s crazy... Anyways, I feel it’s sounding absolutely fantastic this time around, even though you tend to lose your temper every now and then. No bloody knuckles this time though, just walls falling over in the vocal booth and a lot of cursing in Swedish.

"It’s only me, Peter [Wichers] and Sylvain [Coudret] left in the house. Flink and Sven [Karlsson] left a week ago and it’s feeling kind of empty in this insanely big house. There’s a good spirit though. It’s starting to get nice and warm outside and Peter’s wife and little son Leo are spreading a lot of joy in the house, too. Leo is sleeping on the bed while I’m screaming my eyes out. Unbelievable.

"Me and Peter have discussed the album a lot and we really feel that it’s a schizophrenic masterpiece. There’s a lot of surprises and trippy parts and sometimes so full-on that it leaves you absolutely breathless. It is the most intense Soilwork album so far, without a doubt. My fave songs right now are 'The Thrill,' 'The Akuma Afterglow,' 'Epitome' and 'Let This River Flow.'

"It’s been very draining for me going through all the lyrics. Very heavy stuff and it’s like the last two years are flashing by.

"We have four more days to go and then we’re off to Sweden to mix this monster. Jens Bogren is waiting in the city of Örebro and he is just excited as us to get this album done. We’ll talk to you soon."

Soilwork's new studio album, "The Panic Broadcast," will be released on June 25th through Nuclear Blast Records.

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Headline News

Nergal Facing Prison Time Over Bible Tearing

Gazetaprawna.pl has reported front man Nergal (Adam Darski) of Polish death metal band Behemoth has officially been charged with insulting the Roman Catholic Church, which is a crime in Poland that carries a penalty of up to two years in prison. The charge stems from an incident in 2007 when Nergal tore a bible apart on stage and referenced the church as being a murderous cult. A video of the concert that caused the charge can be viewed below. Nergal has stated that tearing apart the Bible was part of his artistic work and was not meant to offend religious sensibilities. More details on the case will be announced as they are made available.

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Darkest Hour Posts "The Tides" Teaser

Darkest Hour will be hitting the road soon with Dillinger Escape Plan, IWrestledABearOnce, and Animals as Leaders for a North American tour. The band has posted a new teaser trailer online for the tour that also features clips from their upcoming music video "The Tides." The trailer can be viewed below.

The upcoming Darkest Hour tour dates are as follows: More...

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Theatre Of Tragedy Seeking Fan Questions

Norwegian gothic metallers Theatre of Tragedy, who have announced they will be disbanding in October, have issued the following statement about seeking fan photos and questions for an upcoming DVD release:

"Theatre of Tragedy would like you all to take photos on the upcoming tour. Photos of the band, photos of yourself with the band, photos of a band member in an embarrassing situation... whatever. Also if you ever had a question you would like to ask the band and which you think was never asked before you may do so now in this thread. Keep in mind that this thread is moderated and questions will be read by an admin before they are put online to keep the thread free from off-topic posts.

"And if you ask yourself what all of this is good for... the band is working on a DVD and is working on some extras to include! So who knows, maybe you will find a photo of yourself with a band member on the DVD some day."

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Hoarfrost Writing New Material

Guitarist Brett Goodchild of Canadian metal act Hoarfrost has issued the following update about the band writing new material:

"It's been some time since we've given our listeners, followers, the Frost Legion an update. Four months have past since we've released our EP and about 2 months since we've last played a show, which leads you to ask, what we've been doing for the past while.

"Well first off, we've been writing new material; as some of you know, we are preparing songs for our full length album. We have 4 new tunes in the works, 2 of which you would have heard live, if you were in attendance at the last show we played. We may get around to demoing a couple of the new tracks to put up on myspace.... When we come back you can expect everything to be taken to the next level with us! More...

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Annthennath Reveals New Album Details

French black metal act Annthennath are set to release their upcoming album "States of Liberating Departure" on April 30th, 2010 via Pictonian Records. The cover artwork for the new album can be viewed here. Two new songs from the release, titled "Sexual Transcendence" and "Emotional Balance," can also be heard through the Pictonian Records MySpace page.

The "States of Liberating Departure" track listing is as follows:

1. Survival Activation
2. Emotional Balance
3. Symbolic Awareness
4. Sexual Transcendence
5. Somatic Hedonism
6. Electric Destiny
7. Bloody Rivers
8. Atomic Demise

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Deftones Posts "Rocket Skates" Music Video Online

Deftones has revealed their official video for the song, "Rocket Skates," online. One tweet will grant you exclusive access to a download of the HD video (go here for that offer). "Rocket Skates" is the first track released off of the forthcoming album, Diamond Eyes available May 18th, and can be purchased on iTunes.

The "Diamond Eyes" tracklisting is as follows:

1. Diamond Eyes
2. Royal
3. CMND/CTRL
4. You’ve Seen the Butcher
5. Beauty School
6. Prince
7. Rocket Skates
8. Sextape
9. Risk
10. 976-EVIL
11. This Place Is Death

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Votum Posts New Album Trailer Online

Polish progressive metal band Votum has posted a trailer for their upcoming new album, "Metafiction." Watch the trailer below:

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Neverland Posts New Music Video Online

Turkish metal band Neverland has posted their new music video for the song "This Voice Inside." The track comes off their new album "Ophidia." The video was directed by the Turkish director Sila Unlu. The shootings of "This Voice Inside" took place in Ankara. According to the band, "We spent three days (actually days and nights) for the shootings and two days of it were three floors down underground."

"'This Voice Inside' is about the main character of 'The Wheel of Time' series, 'Rand Al'Thor.' It mainly speaks of Rand’s unwilling turn into a anti-hero type while constantly trying to battle with the voices inside his head."

Watch the video Below:

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Kernel Announces New Bassist Andrea Cattaneo

Italian thrash metal band Kernel has issued the following update regarding the addition of bassist Andrea Cattaneo:

"Just a little update to inform you that Kernel has finally found a new bass player; Andrea 'Bas' Cattaneo, who is already a member of the band AWFUL and he's due to feature on the new songs which we’re currently working on. We really hope you'll dig the new material as well as you enjoyed our Servant Of God record, which after a year from release, is still gaining a reasonable interest, we do appreciate all your support! We also invite you to stop by our pages to read reviews, listen to tunes or just to say what's up!"

The band has also announced the following shows:

24.03.2010 - RELIC + CONSPIRACY @ Scalo S. Donato, Bologna
25.03.2010 - RELIC + guest @ Velvet, Lucca
26.03.2010 - RELIC + THE HATE CONSPIRACY @ Ideal - Magenta, Milano

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Omission Signs To Xtreem Music

Spanish thrash metal band Omission has announced their signing to Xtreem Music. XTREEM MUSIC will re-issue their debut album, "Thrash Metal is Violence," which will include two unreleased live bonus tracks. THe album will be re-issued on April 15th.

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Dark Castle Releases New Video, SXSW Shows

Dark castle has posted their new music video for "Awake In Sleep" online. Friends of the band Jeff Brown and Paul Myers from New York made the music video for the first track off their latest full length, "Spirited Migration." The footage is from a live show Dark Castle did in November of 2009 at the Union Pool in Brooklyn, NY.

The band will be heading to SXSW to play a ton of showcases in front of tons of "industry" folks and actual music fans. Here are those show dates:

Tue Mar 16th Houstin, TX @ The White Swan
Wed Mar 17th Austin, TX @ Emo's (as part of Brooklyn Vegan SXSW showcase)
Thu Mar 18th Austin, TX @ East End Tattoo (as part of Chronicyouth.com SXSW showcase)
Fri Mar 19th Austin, TX @ Headhunters (as part of Porfound Lore / 20 Buck Spin Showcase)
Sat Mar 20th Austin, TX @ Plush (as part of Giant Steps Productions Showcase)
Sun Mar 21st Birmingham, AL @ Magic City Wholesale w/ Salome
Mon Mar 22nd Atlanta, GA @ PS warehouse w/ Salome

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Hemoptysis Posts Music Video Online

Arizona death thrashers Hemoptysis have posted the music video for the song "Shadow of Death" online. The video features Chris Cannella of Autumn's End. Filmed and produced by the Phoenix-based Big Shot Studios, the shoot took place in an abandoned school on the Gila River Indian Reservation, Southeast of Phoenix. Co-production credits go to Desert Core Management and Hemoptysis.

Written by frontman Masaki Murashita, the song deals with senseless wars in which citizens are forced to fight or die for. The video portrays these citizens as prisoners of war, subjected to the bombardment of constant media coverage. Originally recorded and released on the Hemoptysis debut EP, "Who Needs A Shepherd?," Shadow of Death was re-recorded/produced by Ryan Greene (Megadeth, Alice Cooper, Cheap Trick), mastered by George Marino (Sterling Sound).

Watch the video below:

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Hostility Completes New Album "Set in Stone"

HOSTILITY has recently completed work on their new album, “Set in Stone,” which was engineered, mixed and mastered by Juan Urteaga (Machine Head, Testament, Exodus etc…) and have posted a new song “Resented Legacy” on their MySpace page. Due to their previous label (The Pen/Universal) folding, the band is currently shopping the album and plan on an early summer release with a full U.S. tour to follow.

Guitarist Tony V. comments, “To say we busted our asses writing and recording this thing would be an understatement, bottom line, we’ve developed a tremendous amount as a band and have really honed our sound. Insanely heavy shit with groove, check out 'Resented Legacy' and watch the fuck out, 'Set in Stone' is gonna be unleashed soon!”

The Tracklisting for "Set in Stone" is as follows:

01. Leader of the Rejects
02. Aces & Eights
03. Dividing Line
04. Baton Symphony
05. Resented Legacy
06. Flesh Doll
07. Said and Done
08. One by One
09. Hard luck
10. Something Wicked
11. My Terms

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Witchfynde Announces Tour Dates

New Wave Of British Heavy Metal veterans Witchfynde has announced a series of shows in the United Kingdom in honour of the 30th anniversary of the bands debut album, "Give 'em Hell." The band will also be performing at Hollands Roadburn Festival on April 16th, as per the request of curator Tom G. Fischer.

The British tour dates are as follows:

March 20th Bury Towler Hark II
March 27th Mansfield Town Hall
April 2nd Grimsby Yardbirds

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