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Metal News for March 13, 2011

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12 news articles posted on this day.

BrooklynVegan Announces Four Day Shows During SXSW

BrooklynVegan has announced four free shows over two venues with 32 bands in total. The details are as follows:

3/16 Emo's (603 Red River Street Austin, TX 78701)
BROOKLYNVEGAN DAY PARTY
12:20 The Roller
1:10 Deafheaven
1:55 The Secret
2:40 KEN Mode
3:30 Dax Riggs
4:20 Trash Talk
5:10 Kylesa

3/17 Emo's (603 Red River Street Austin, TX 78701)
BROOKLYNVEGAN/1000KNIVES STAGE at FULL METAL TEXAS
12:05 Goes Cube
12:50 All Pigs Must Die
1:35 Kvelertak
2:20 Rwake
3:10 Hull
4:05 Trap Them
5:00 Yob

3/18 Lovejoys (604 Neches St, btw 6th & 7th, Austin, TX 78701)
BROOKLYNVEGAN/1000KNIVES DAY PARTY
12:15 Owen Hart
1:00 Salvation
1:45 Kill The Client
2:30 KEN Mode
3:15 Cough
4:00 Magrudergrind
4:45 Gaza
5:30 Wormrot
6:15 Ringworm

3/19 Lovejoys (604 Neches St, btw 6th & 7th, Austin, TX 78701)
BROOKLYNVEGAN/1000KNIVES DAY PARTY
12:20 Altaar
1:00 Castevet
1:45 Wolvhammer
2:30 Batillus
3:15 Grayceon
4:00 Deafheaven
4:45 The Body
5:30 Dark Castle
6:15 Tombs

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Amberian Dawn Bringing Entire Album To Rock Band

Amberian Dawn has issued the following announcement about the band's entire "End of Eden" album coming to the Rock Band Network:

"We are happy to finally announce that our latest album End of Eden (2010) is coming to Rock Band Network. At first all songs are coming to Rock Band Network 2.0 for the Xbox360 and later they are possibly converted also for Playstation 3 and Nintendo Wii like many of our previous songs on Rock Band Network.

"Now, the Rock Band 3 has many new features such as vocal harmonies, pro keyboard charting, and pro drums. Also check all our current songs (16 songs from our 2 previous albums) available on the Rock Band Network."

The "End Of Eden" album features the following tracks:

"Talisman" (3:41)
"Come Now Follow" (3:47)
"Arctica" (4:59)
"Ghostly Echoes" (5:44)
"Sampo" (3:12)
"Blackbird" (3:58)
"Field of Serpents" (3:39)
"City of Corruption" (4:20)
"Virvatulen Laulu" (3:46)
"War in Heaven" (7:24)

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In Mourning Writing New Songs

Swedish metal act In Mourning has issued the following update about working on new material for an upcoming album:

"Good news from the In Mourning camp. On the rehearsal today we completed the fifth song for the upcoming new album. The new material seems to be shaping up really good and we are really eager to continue making this new masterpiece. More news as it happens!"

The new album will be the follow-up to the band's 2010 release "Monolith." Details on the recording will be announced as they are made available.

In Mourning will also be appearing at the upcoming Devilstone Open Air Festival. More information is available at this location.

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Circle Of Silence Announces Album Release Party

Circle of Silence recently announced the band will be releasing the new album "The Blackened Halo" through Massacre Records in April. The record label has now issued the following update about a release party for the album:

"On April 29, 2011 Circle of Silence is going to release their new album 'The Blackened Halo.' They are going to celebrate it with a record release party a day later, on April 30th. The event will take place at the Bürgerhaus in Böckingen, Germany.

"Of course Circle of Silence has invited some of their friends! Look forward to see enjoy the thrash maniacs The Prophecy 23 as well as Bastard Nation, African Corpse and Acromonia. You can order the (pretty nice) tickets directly from the band for 5€ via info@circle-of-silence.de."

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Sunday Old School: Loudness

It seems that in the Sunday Old School archives, we’ve mostly been looking at bands from Great Britain, Germany and the United States. One of the goals this year is to help expand the knowledge of heavy metal veterans from all over the world. This week, we’re heading to the land of the Rising Sun, as we take a look at Loudness. The band was formed in 1981 in Osaka, after guitarist Akira Takasaki, drummer Munetaka Higuchi and bass player Hiroyuki Tanaka left the pop rock band, Lazy. While looking a for a sound for their new band, they trio stumbled upon the recent wave of Japanese heavy metal bands such as Anthem and Bow Wow and decided to adopt the heavy metal style. Tanaka felt that the style wasn’t for him and left to pursue work in the anime business, with Takasaki inviting his childhood friend Masayoshi Yamashita to become the group’s new bassist, which he accepted. The band was then completed when they recruited Earthshaker vocalist Minoru Niihara, and Loudness was born. They almost immediately signed a record deal with major label Nippon Columbia and released their debut album, "The Birthday Eve" in 1981. The album was only released in Japan but did surprisingly well and the band quickly got to writing and releasing new albums. Two years after their formation and debut, Loudness released their third record, "The Law Of The Devil’s Land," which was popular enough to allow the group to tour the United States.

The group then moved to Europe and recorded two versions of their fourth album, "Disillusion," one in Japanese and one in English, their first album to be translated as such. The attempt at appealing to English speaking audiences paid off and soon they signed a deal with American major label, Atco Records, through whom they released the album, "Thunder In The East," which reached number 74 on the Billboard album charts, thanks in part to the success of the single, "Crazy Night." More chart success would come with their next record, "Lightning Strikes," (released in Japan as "Shadows Of War") which climbed ten places higher than it’s predecessor and reached number 64 on the Billboard charts. However, the chart success meant that the band were forced to try and write more accessible music and Loudness lost much of their fan base in their home country, who felt that they were trying too hard to appeal to the American market. The pressure led to Niihara being fired from the band after they released the "Jealousy" EP, being replaced by American vocalist Mike Vescera, the former singer of Obsession. Unfortunately, the input from Vescera wasn’t the boost the band needed and they found their popularity dwindled in the States. Vescera didn’t stay long with the band either, releasing only two albums and one single before leaving to join Yngwie Malmsteen’s band. More...

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Cradle Of Filth Blasts The IRS

In a new video report from Artisan News Service; Cradle of Filth frontman Dani Filth discussed new rules being imposed on foreign touring bands that come to the United States. You can view the report in the video below.

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Insense Posts New Music Video Online

Insense has posted its new music video online for the track "Surviving Self Resentment." You can view the clip in the player below.

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Poisonblack Reveals New Album Tracklisting

Finnish act Poisonblack has revealed the tracklisting for its upcoming full length album. The new album, titled "Drive," is set for release on April 27, 2011 through Hype Records. You can view the album's tracklisting below.

1. Piston Head
2. Mercury Falling
3. A Good Day For The Crows
4. Maggot Song
5. From Now-Here to Nowhere
6. Sycophant
7. The Dead-End Stream
8. Futile Man
9. Scars
10. Driftwood

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2011 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Nominees Revealed

The nominees have been revealed for the forthcoming edition of the Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards. The 2011 event is set to take place on Monday, June 13 in London, England. The list of nominees and the award categories can be viewed below. You can vote for the award nominees at this location.

Best International Band:
1. AVENGED SEVENFOLD
2. DIMMU BORGIR
3. STONE SOUR
4. CHILDREN OF BODOM
5. DOWN

Best U.K. Band:
1. IRON MAIDEN
2. BRING ME THE HORIZON
3. SKINDRED
4. ARCHITECTS
5. BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE

Best Live Band:
1. CANCER BATS
2. DEVILDRIVER
3. ROB ZOMBIE
4. SKINDRED
5. MACHINE HEAD

Best New Band:
1. THE DEFILED
2. KVELERTAK
3. TESSERACT
4. THE DAMNED THINGS
5. LETLIVE

Best Underground:
1. WATAIN
2. KYLESA
3. PRIMORDIAL
4. THE DEAD LAY WAITING
5. CLUTCH

Best Breakthrough:
1. PARKWAY DRIVE
2. A DAY TO REMEMBER
3. SYLOSIS
4. SABATON
5. VOLBEAT

Shredder(s):
1. Gus G. (FIREWIND, OZZY OSBOURNE)
2. Mark Tremonti (ALTER BRIDGE)
3. Alexi Laiho (CHILDREN OF BODOM)
4. Marc Rizzo (CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, SOULFLY)
5. Synyster Gates (AVENGED SEVENFOLD)

Metal As Fuck:
1. SLAYER
2. BEHEMOTH
3. SLIPKNOT
4. Zakk Wylde
6. DEFTONES

Event Of The Year:
1. Rob Zombie's return
2. Manowar's return
3. System of a Down reforming
4. The "Big Four" U.K. announcement
5. "Beavis And Butthead"'s resurrection

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Cavalera Conspiracy Posts Black Flag Preview Clip

Cavalera Conspiracy has posted a short preview clip online of the band's forthcoming cover of Black Flag's "Six Pack." You can check out the preview in the player below.

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High On Fire Comments On Japanese Earthquake

High on Fire has posted the following statement online in response to the recent natural disasters that occured in the country of Japan. High on Fire were in Tokyo, Japan the day of the Earthquake but were reportedly not harmed. The statement from the band reads as follows;

"Our thoughts go out to all the people of the world who have already been through such agony during these tragedies and are now going through much worse. To all those who have lost loved ones in particular, you have our deepest sympathies."

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Noisear Posts New Music Video Online

Albuquerque, New Mexico grind metal act Noisear has posted its new music video online. The video was compiled for the track "The Last Spark Of Resistance" and can be viewed in the player below.

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