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Metal News for March 15, 2009

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24 news articles posted on this day.

Necrodeath Parts Ways With Guitarist

Italian black metallers Necrodeath have issued the following update about parting ways with their guitarist:

"After more than one year of live concerts round Europe, Maxx decided to leave the band for personal reasons. We wish him the very best and will keep on as a 4 member band, as we have been for over 20 years.

"In the meantime, the recordings of our next album are taking place!!!!"

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Sentinel Beast Replaces Bassist

San Francisco thrashers Sentinel Beast have issued the following announcement about replacing their bassist:

"We would like to announce the departure of bassist, Nic Atomica X. Nic decided to leave the band to pursue his career as a Recording Engineer. We all wish him well. Our new bassist is Steve Oliver, also from the Bay Area. We're all very excited to be working with him and we welcome him aboard. Feel free to drop him a line on MySpace."

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Argument Soul To Tour Australia

Japanese thrash metal band, Argument Soul, will be embarking on an Australian tour during May. Argument Soul will be in Australia promoting their latest CD LP, "Conflict of Crisis."

Argument Soul will be playing with Australian metal/rock heavy weights, Dreadnaught on the Melbourne show. Dreadnaught are on the verge of a releasing their latest self-titled CD LP, which will be available in stores during May.

The Sydney show will be with progressive metallers Vanishing Point, Pain Division, Dred, Inslain and Sedition.

Catch Argument Soul on the following dates in Australia:

May 1st – Northcote Social Club, High Street Northcote, Melbourne with Dreadnaught, The Ocularis Infernum
May 2nd – The Gaelic Club, Devonshire St Surry Hills, Sydney with Vanishing Point, Paindivision, Dred, Inslain and Sedition

You can check out some of the band's material on their MySpace page.

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Arch Enemy to Headline Uni Rock Festival

Arch Enemy has announced their first ever show in Turkey. The band will headline the UNI ROCK FESTIVAL, Istanbul, Turkey on July 17th, 2009. Tickets can be bought at www.biletix.com.

Other confirmed acts are: Amon Amarth, Paradise Lost, LA Guns and Rotting Christ.

Arch Enemy has confirmed the following live dates so far for 2009: More...

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Pantera To Release Box Set This Year

In a recent radio interview, Down/former Pantera bass player Rex Brown confirmed the rumours that there will be a Pantera box set released later this year. Although no details have been revealed about the package, Brown claims that it will contain more than just the old albums. Stay tuned for updates.

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Rock of Love Tour Bus Episode 9 Recap

The episode starts with the girls disappointed. First, to see that Taya was not eliminated, and secondly they find out they are headed to St Augustine, Florida. From the strip of Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California to St. Augustine, Florida: The Bret Michaels story. More...

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Arcease Posts New Song Online

Lebanese doom/death metal band ARCEASE has released a new track titled "The Funeral Of 1984" from their upcoming album. The song can be downloaded from the band's web site, or can be streamed on their MySpace player.

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Slechtvalk Confirmed For Fear Dark Festival 2009

Dutch viking-black metal band Slechtvalk has been confirmed once again for Germany's Fear Dark Festival. The band has not played many live gigs, so this is a great chance to catch them live.

Previously confirmed is Swedish death-metal band Miseration, featuring vocalist Christians Älvestam (ex-Scar Symmetry) and guitarist Jani Stefanovic (Mehida, ex-Sins Of Omission). They will start their upcoming European tour at our Fear Dark Festival. Their tour will end at Legacy Fest in Germany.

The Fear Dark Festival takes place on May 15, 2009 in De Kelder, Amersfoort.

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Earth Crisis Announces Tour With Walls Of Jericho

Earth Crisis has issued the following statement about an upcoming tour alongside Walls of Jericho:

"Hey everyone, we are happy to announce that we will be heading out on tour the entire month of May in the U.S.! Along with us are Walls Of Jericho, Reign Supreme, Unholy and Blood Stands Still. All confirmed dates so far have been updated on our page with more to come. We couldn't be more excited to get out and play the new songs live! See you soon."

The currently confirmed dates are as follows: More...

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Tarot Announces Summer Festival Appearances

Finnish band Tarot has announced that they will be appearing at several European summer festivals. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

6/6 - EastRock BikeMeet - Polvijärvi, Finland

7/24 - Vauhtiajot Race & Rock '09 - Seinäjoki, Finland
7/25 - Sandels Rock - Iisalmi, Finland

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Burst To Stream Live Hamburg Show Online

Burst has issued the following update about streaming tomorrow night's live Hamurg show online:

"Hey everybody,

"Now you don't have to be Euro trash to enjoy Burst live - tomorrow's gig at the Hamburg Logo will be streamed live! Thanks to the folks at ligx.de you will be able to enjoy both the Hamburg gig and the Berlin streamed live in real time! We have no idea how the fuck it works, but check our MySpace to see the shows.

"Also we have put up two fan-filmed videos of the songs (We watched) The Silver Rain and I Hold Vertigo on this site. Thanks to WiCliff and Youtube.

"Rock the fuck out everybody."

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Kittie Vocalist Appears On Team Cybergeist Song

Canadian all female band Kittie has issued the following announcement about vocalist Morgan Lander performing on a track with Team Cybergeist:

"Hey guys! Just wanted to let you know Morgan has done a great collaboration with Team Cybergeist. You can check out the track "The End Of All We Know" at the TEAM CYBERGEIST MYSPACE."

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Metal Church Vocalist Streaming New Solo Track

Metal Church vocalist Ronny Munroe has announced that his upcoming solo album will be titled "The Fire Within" and will be released in April, 2009. Rat Pak Records is currently streaming a new track from the album titled "Man on the Silver Mountain" on their official MySpace page.

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An Interview with Christofer Malmström of Darkane

I caught up with Christofer Malmström, guitarist for Swedish melodic thrash metal band DARKANE, for an interview in the midst of their intense North American tour. On the road with SOILWORK, WARBRINGER, and SWALLOW THE SUN, they have been trekking through North America since January 30th in support of their latest album, "Demonic Art", released in North America on February 10, 2009 via Nuclear Blast Records. The North American version of the album contains a bonus track and a bonus DVD. More...

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Mortiferous Scorn Streaming New Songs Online

Iowa based death metal band Mortiferous Scorn is currently streaming three new tracks from the upcoming album "Schizophrenic Revelations." The songs "Into The Unknown," "Fictional Guilt," and "My Ascent" can be heard on the band's official MySpace page. The album is currently set for a March 31st release date.

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Lacrimosa Streaming New Album Audio Teaser Online

Swiss gothic metallers Lacrimosa are currently streaming an audio teaser of their upcoming album "Sehnsucht" online at their official MySpace page.

The track listing for Sehnsucht will be as follows:

1. Die Sehnsucht in mir (8:03)
2. Mandira Nabula (5:17)
3. A.u.S. (6:50)
4. Feuer (4:33)
5. A prayer for your heart (5:13)
6. I lost my star in Krasnodar (5:39)
7. Die Taube (7:28)
8. Call me with the voice of love (3:36)
9. Der tote Winkel (5:23)
10. Koma (7:46)

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Machinery Streaming Two New Songs Online

Swedish metallers Machinery are currently streaming two new tracks online. The songs "In Solitude Estranged" and "Open Wounds" can be heard on the bands official MySpace page.

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Plutonium Orange Inks Deal With Firebox Records

Finnish hard rock and metal band Plutonium Orange has issued the following brief update about signing a record deal:

"Short and sweet; We just signed a deal with the fellow Finnish label FIREBOX RECORDS! More info, website and other shit coming up in the near future, but we can tell you people that we'll be heading to studio sometimes in April. Stay tuned!"

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Mortum Postpones Release of Debut Album

NJ black metal band, Mortum, has announced that they will be delaying the release of their debut album, "Awakening of the Primordial Spirit." The band issues the following statement regarding the reasons behind the delay:

"We have decided that we are going to postpone our debut full length 'Awakening of the Primordial Spirit' for several reasons."

"First, Mystic Yautja was not so pleased the way his drum tracks came out on the recording itself and would like to re-do them all over again." More...

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Clutch Added To Rock On the Range 2009 Fest

The Rock On The Range 2009 Festival organizers have announced the additions of CLUTCH and DUFF McKAGEN's LOADED. The last time that CLUTCH played in Columbus, it was a sold out show that many people could not get tickets to. Duff McKagen, founding member and bassist of Guns N Roses, will play the Rock On The Range Fest for the second time. Duff played as a member of Velvet Revolver at the first Rock On The Range Fest in 2007.

The complete lineup schedule for Saturday and Sunday will be posted shortly.

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Acariya Parts with Bassist Nick Vuona

ACARIYA has parted ways with founding member/bassist Nick Vuona this past week. The separation, though somewhat unexpected, comes with no hard feelings. With regards to Nicks departure the band has released the following statement:

"It is a sad day in the ACARIYA camp as we part ways with our bass player of four years, Nick Vuona. A founding member, Nick has been our brother through this adventure and we are more than sad to see him go. We wish him well and will never forget all the memories and stages we have shared.

"As always, ACARIYA marches on and we are now on the hunt for a new bass player. Please send us a message if you are interested. Serious inquiries only. Must have own equipment, transportation, and a level of commitment that matches our own. We have an album out on Hold True Records that we need to support and a new record to finish. Be ready to hit the ground running."

For those interested in trying out for the Providence, RI metal band, please send an email to epic@acariyamusic.com.

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Metallica To Play Secret SXSW Guitar Hero Show

Metallica will be playing a surprise show at Stubb's, Austin's legendary venue, on Friday, March 20 at 10 p.m. as part of the "Guitar Hero: Metallica" showcase at Texas capital's annual South By Southwest music festival.

Stadium headliner Metallica is going to play Stubb's, a venue that holds only 2,100 for the Guitar Hero: Metallica release party. Metallica's site says "There will be live music, a DJ, and of course the boys will be hangin' out . . . and who knows what else might happen!".

It will be a standard SXSW policy, with badges and wristbands getting priority. There will also be a line for those willing to pay cover, but admission will be based on space availability. But as Stubb's is an outdoor venue fans will be able to hear the band all the way to Hyde Park.

Starting Wednesday, March 18, there will be a three day "Metallica Madness" Guitar Hero tournament at the Best Buy store in South Austin, TX during the South by Southwest Music Festival.High scorers on each of the three days (one drummer and one guitarist plus a couple of runners up to make the "elite eight") will then move on to compete Friday night at a special Guitar Hero: Metallica release party at Stubb's, also in Austin, TX.

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Clenched Fist Signs To Double Or Nothing Records

DOUBLE OR NOTHING RECORDS has announced the signing of Memphis hardcore icons CLENCHED FIST.

Forming in 1996, CLENCHED FIST will release its second full length offering, fittingly titled "Just Like Roaches," this Spring as an exclusive digital download available through all major digital retail outlets.

"Just Like Roaches" is the highly anticipated follow-up to their classic debut full length CD "Welcome To Memphis" released in 2002 that single-handedly put the city of Memphis on the national hardcore map.

Seven years later, the original Tennessee Titans return with a sophomore release recorded at the world famous Ardent Studios in Memphis, TN - the same studio where Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top, Lynrd Skynrd, and Stevie Ray Vaughan cut some of the most legendary records of all time.

"Just Like Roaches" contains 10 tracks and is accented by guest vocals from Scott Vogel of Terror and Bryan Harris of Death Before Dishonor.

Three unmastered songs from the effort are currently available to stream on the bands official MySpace page now.

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Wyvern Post New Song, "Clearly Invisible," Online

Egyptian thrash metal band WYVERN has released a new song titled “Clearly Invisible” from their upcoming album, “The Clown.” You can check it out on Facebook.com.

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