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Metal News for March 2, 2010

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30 news articles posted on this day.

Alice In Chains Reschedules Tonight's Tour Date

Alice in Chains has issued the following update about rescheduling tonight's show in Charlotte due to illness:

"The flu bug has infiltrated the Alice In Chains camp and bit down hard. In light of this unforeseen situation, tonight's show in Charlotte has been postponed. Alice In Chains would like to sincerely apologize to all of their fans in Charlotte, particularly those that waited out in the snow.

"The show is rescheduled for April 20 at the Uptown Amphitheatre at the Music Factory, so if you have tickets, hold on to them. They will be honored. This means the Norfolk show at the Norva is no longer happening."

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Tales From The Pit: Mutiny of the Vans

We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week AJ Jacobs of Mutiny Within tells a story that many of us can relate to, either because it happened to you or because you remember it happening to someone at a show.

"I was about 15 years old, went to see Children Of Bodom live, my favorite band at the time. So I was crowd surfing, screaming along with the lyrics, etc. Then I got into the pit, and oh man, I got my ass kicked. Not just that, but my sneaker came loose and I lost it. I had those big VANS sneakers, so it's no wonder it fell off.

"Anyway, so I only have 1 sneaker on at this point and I'm getting pushed further and further back in the venue. Then I saw an object getting thrown all the way to the ceiling several times. And of course, it was my shoe, people were just throwing it around.

"By the end of the show, I made it up to the barricade. When the last song ended and people started clearing out, I saw a bunch of random sneakers near the security guard. I said "Give me a left shoe!", so they did. It wasn't mine, but I wore it for the next week until I bought some new shoes. Needless to say, I steered away from VANS ever since."

Mutiny Within is currently touring North America with Sonata Arctica in support of their self-titled debut album, which was released on February 23rd. The band also had a track featured on the brand new "God of War III" EP. Finally, the band is only a few episodes into a 12-part documentary that can be seen at mutinywithin.com. New webisodes in the series are posted every Wednesday.

Check back every Tuesday for more tales from the mosh pit.

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Caliban Posts "No One Is Safe" Video

Germany's Caliban has posted a music video online for the track "No One Is Safe." The video, which is taken from the band's 2009 album "Say Hello To Tragedy," can be viewed below.


Caliban - No One Is Safe

Caliban | MySpace Music Videos

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Demonical Issues Tour Recap

Bassist Martin Schulman of Swedish death metal act Demonical has issued the following post-tour recap:

"We are back home in snowy Sweden. Thanx to each and everyone we met on the road, you will all be remembered. Special saludos to Deathbound, My Own Grave, Mr Povelainen and Miss Reberschak for great success and memorable times. Mosa jazzen! Demonical are confirmed for the Firebox Metal Festival to be held on April 23d-24th in Seinäjoki, Finland. More dates tba soon..."

Further details on the Firebox Metal Festival can be found at this location. Demonical also has the following upcoming tour dates:

4/23 2010 FINLAND - SEINÄJOKI FIREBOX METAL FESTIVAL
5/6 2010 FINLAND - TURKU KLUBI
5/7 2010 FINLAND - HELSINKI DANTE’S HIGHLIGHT
5/8 2010 FINLAND - OULU NUCLEAR NIGHTCLUB
6/4 2010 GERMANY - PROTZEN PROTZEN OPEN AIR
7/8 2010 SLOVENIA - TOLMIN METALCAMP
7/9 2010 GERMANY - TORGAU IN FLAMMEN OPEN AIR
8/12 2010 GERMANY - BAD BERKA PARTY SAN OPEN AIR

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Ex Deo Posts Music Video Teaser Trailer

Ex Deo, the ancient Roman themed arsenal lead by Kataklysm frontman Maurizio Iacono, have released a teaser for their upcoming video “The Final War (Battle of Actium)." The video clip can be viewed below. The song also features a guest solo appearance from Karl Sanders of Nile. The clip will be released on March 15 (Ides of March) in honour of the god of war, Mars.

Vocalist Maurizio Iacono recently stated about the video: “After much discussion with the director Ivan Collic we decided to go with ‘The Final War (Battle Actium)’ as the next video clip for Romulus. I love the song ‘In Her Dark Embrace’, which was initially the planned video track, but we’ve decided to bring the whole production one step higher and film ‘The Final War (Battle Actium)’. The story line is amazing for this song and we will be able to capture not only Roman battle scenes and all the blood you want, but also the true story behind the war that turned Rome from a republic into an Empire. We’re going full force with this one!”

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Secret Sphere Posts Bulgarian Performance Footage

Italian metallers Secret Sphere have posted footage online of their performance of the song "Welcome to the Circus" in Bulgaria. The video clip can be viewed below.

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Shining Updates Tour Schedule

Sweden's Shining has issued the following update about adding on an extra Mexican tour date:

"Shining will be appearing in Mexico City on the 11th December. The venue will be announced shortly, but we can tell you that other bands for the event include Enthroned, Take, and Den Saakaldte - which means, of course, that you get a double helping of Kvarforth!"

Shining's upcoming tour schedule is as follows:

3/5 2010 Helvete Oberhausen
3/6 2010 From Hell Erfurth
3/7 2010 Baroeg Rotterdam
3/8 2010 Biebob Vosellar
3/9 2010 Laiterie Strassbourg
3/10 2010 Rockfabrik Ludwigsburg
3/11 2010 Metropolis Munich
3/12 2010 Gleis Annaberg-Bucholz
3/13 2010 K17 Berlin
3/14 2010 Dynamo Zurich
5/13 2010 Metalfest Open Air Dessau
5/14 2010 Metalfest Open Air Minning
5/15 2010 Metalfest Open Air Pratteln
7/16 2010 Kaltenbach Open Air Festival Kaltenbach
9/3 2010 Metal Feast Adelsheim
12/11 2010 Mexico City

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Nightrage Posts Music Video Making-Of Clip

Greek metallers Nightrage have posted a making-of video clip for their recent "Wearing a Martyr's Crown" music video. The clip can be viewed below.

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Officium Triste Issues Band Update

Dutch metallers Officium Triste have checked in with the following band update about recruiting a new drummer and working on a new album:

"2010 is already 3 months on its way so it is about time to let you all know what’s going on with Officium Triste. We’ve got some bad news and some more exciting news. Let’s start with the bad news. We had to part ways with drummer Ronald Lagerwaard. Ronald simply couldn’t commit to the plans we have concerning Officium Triste’s future. Because of this we had to make a difficult decision as we really appreciated Ronald as a person and as a skilled drummer. As a band we do want to perform live on a regular basis and that simply wasn’t possible due to logistics and personal affairs. We like to thank Ronald for his time in Officium Triste.

"In the meantime we have found a replacement. After some serious brainstorming who would be an ideal drummer we decided to ask Niels Jordaan who in the past pounded the drums for the now defunct band In Age And Sadness. Since we shared the stage with In Age And Sadness several times in the past we knew Niels would be a good replacement. Niels gladly accepted our offer and we are currently rehearsing material with Niels.

"Next to the news about out change in the line-up we are working very hard on material for our new, 5th, full-length album. Right now we have plenty of ideas for 6 to 7 new songs and it’s coming along nicely. We hope to finish the album before the summer and have it released this fall. This will be our last album under the current contract with Displeased Records. At this moment we are also negotiating a couple of festival appearances later this year. More news about those performances is expected soon."

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Powerwolf Parts Ways With Drummer

Powerwolf has issued the following update about parting ways with their drummer Stefane Funebre:

"Stefane Funebre will have to focus on his increasing religious duties in the future and will therefore no longer be able to join the wolves on their crusade. Funebre will however remain a part of the pack for life and will keep supporting us with his spiritual and mental guidance behind the scenes. As the new member of the wolfpack we welcome Tom Diener, who will take place on the holy drum seat in the future. Tom already toured with us as temporary replacement for Funebre during the last 12 months and in the meantime has become a true member of the pack and a master of the ceremony. Be sure he will unleash some great metal madness with us in the future."

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Skyforger Streaming New Song

Pagan metal act Skyforger will be releasing the new album "Kurbads" via Metal Blade on April 26th in Europe and May 11th in North America. The band is currently streaming the new song "Son of the Mare" online via their MySpace page. Skyforger also issued the following statement about the album:

"Finally this is time for big news package about our new album Kurbads, which will be released by Metal Blade on 23/26 April in Europe, 11 May in North America! Today we would like to post online first song of new album 'Kurbads' and reveal album cover and track listing! Skyforger recorded Kurbads at Latvian studio Lauska in 2009 together with the bands own bagpipe player Kaspars Barbals handling engineering duties. The band members also produced the album themselves. The artwork was created by Skyforger´s guitarist Martins and is connected to the whole story of Kurbads. More information regarding the concept of Kurbads will be revealed shortly. Meanwhile enjoy new song 'Son Of The Mare,' the first single of the new album!"

The "Kurbads" track listing is as follows:

1. Curse Of The Witch
2. Son Of The Mare
3. The Nine-Headed
4. Bewitched Forest
5. In The Yard Of The Father's Son
6. The Devilslayer
7. The Stone Sentinel
8. In The Underworld
9. Black Rider
10. The Last Battle
11. Kurbads (Bonus Track)

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Alkerdeel Reveals New Album Details

Belgian black metallers Alkerdeel have issued the following update about the release date for their new album:

"The 8th of May we present our new album 'De Speenzalvinge' through At War With False Noise and Universal Tongue. And we brought along some special friends!!! The mighty Urfaust and the mighty Lugubrum!!!! Make your reservations as soon as possible, only 200 people allowed!"

You can hear sample Alkerdeel tracks through the band's MySpace page. Alkerdeel also has the following upcoming tour dates:

3/27 2010 Zomergem-with Esoteric, Toorn jh oepetis, Oost-Vlaanderen
4/18 2010 with Church Of Misery, The Pits-Kortrijk
5/8 2010 cd-release with Urfaust, Lugubrum Eeklo, Oost-Vlaanderen

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As I Lay Dying Checks In With New Album Update

Guitarist Phil Sgrosso of As I Lay Dying has checked in with the following update about their new album:

"Hey everyone, we've been pretty busy the past few months. We're about several last minute pickscrapes/thunderchugs away from finishing ALL tracking for The Powerless Rise. We've had Colin Richardson and his assistant Martyn 'Ginge' Ford out in San Diego working on mixes every day for about a month so far. It took a bit of time for us to get the guitar tone in the right place, but we've finally settled on something we all love and compliments the drums and bass quite nicely. Josh and Tim's vocals are sounding great as well. Colin and Ginge are doing a killer job!

"Besides stopping by the studio a couple days a week, we've all been preparing to start up the next tour cycle. We've got an Australian/New Zealand run in late March, the Revolver awards April 8th in LA, followed by a US headliner that'll be going on right around the time our new record comes out. It's been nice being home most of the past year but it's time to get back out there with some new songs and an entirely new stage setup to intensify the live show. I've been missing that adrenaline rush from playing to our fans and I assure you the new songs will bring our live energy to a new level. Keep an eye out, we'll be coming to you soon..."

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Bleeding Through Streaming New Song

California's Bleeding Through are set to release their new self-titled album on April 13th, 2010 through Rise Records. The band is currently streaming a new song online from the upcoming album. The track "Breathing in the Wrath" can be heard via the official Bleeding Through MySpace page.

Bleeding Through also has the following upcoming tour dates:

4/09-San Diego, CA @ Soma
4/10-Fresno, CA @ Club Retro
4/12-Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
4/13-Boise, ID @ The Venue
4/14-Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
4/15-Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
4/16-Tulsa, OK @ Marquee Theatre
4/17-St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
4/18-St. Paul, MN @ Barfly
4/19-Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
4/20-Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
4/21-Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
4/22-Dayton, OH @ The Attic
4/23-Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
4/24-Detroit, MI @ Harpos
4/25-Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theatre
4/26-Toronto, ON @ Opera House
4/27-Montreal, QC @ Tulipe
4/29-Long Island, NY @ Crazy Donkey
4/30-Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
5/01-Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
5/02-Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
5/04-Orlando, FL @ Club Firestone
5/05-Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
5/06-Pensacola, FL @ The Ready Room
5/07-Houston, TX @ Meridian
5/08-San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
5/09-McAllen, TX @ Incubator
5/10-Ft. Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theatre
5/12-El Paso, TX @ Club 101
5/13-Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
5/14-Phoenix, AZ @ The Clubhouse
5/15-Las Vegas, NV @ 702 Skatepark
5/16-Pomona, CA @ Fox Theatre (CALIFORNIA METALFEST IV)

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Operatika Issues New Album Update

New Jersey metallers Operatika have issued the following update about writing a new album:

"Hey Guys, some updates here from Operatika. Our new album is coming along great. 90% of the material has been written, and pre-production has been done for half of the album. Get ready for a much heavier, faster and more diverse sound this time around! We can't wait to show you what we've got cookin'!

"As one of the kick ass tracks on the album will be a cover of Dio's legendary tune 'We Rock.' We are also looking for graphic designers and artists for the new album's artwork. If you've got something you'd like to share with us, please send it our way! Stay tuned for more from Operatika!"

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Power Quest Working On New Album

Power Quest has issued the following update about working on a new album:

"Power Quest are pleased to announce that they will be returning to the recording studio on July 5th 2010 to begin recording their 5th, as yet untitled, album. This will be their second offering for Napalm Records and will be the first to feature the new look Power Quest line up.

"Recording will take place at Remaster Studio in Vicenza, Italy and will be produced by Nick Savio. This fantastic studio was where the majority of the Master of Illusion album was recorded. It's going to be great to be back in Italy and to be working with Nick again and I'm expecting to run into one or two very familiar faces during the recording process!

"Prior to this, the band will be demoing 3 new tracks for the record company at the end of March at Aubitt Studios in Southampton. The following songs are set for inclusion in the recordings: ‘Sacrifice’, ‘Time to Burn’ and ‘Rising Anew’."

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Ihsahn Announces Festival Appearances

Mnemosyne Productions has announced that solo artist Ihsahn (formerly of Emperor and Peccatum) will be playing at several European festivals this summer. Ihsahn will also use Norwegian metal act Leprous as his backing band. “Rehearsals are going great, and it has been very exciting to explore the new material also in this live format. I am really looking forward to these shows,." Ihsahn comments.

The currently confirmed shows are: Inferno Festival (NOR) 2nd of April, Hellfest (FR) 18th of June, Wacken Open Air (GER) 6th of August, Brutal Assult (CZ) 13th of August. More dates are expected to be announced soon.

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Denial Fiend Issues New Album Update

Horror metallers Denial Fiend have issued a new statement about the band's follow up to their 2007 album "They Rise." According to guitarist Sam Williams the as-of-yet untitled album will feature eight gore-filled tracks. Onesong, entitled "Hell Asylum," will feature guest leads from Steve Swanson (Six Feet Under, ex-Massacre), Ralph Santolla (ex-Deicide) and James Murphy (ex-Death). The album is nearing completion with all of the guitars and drums tracked and the bass and vocals nearly done. Mixing is set to begin at the end of March.

Regarding the direction the band has taken since recruiting new members last year, Williams had this to say, "Whether it's the infusion of the new members and their particular backgrounds or just the way we were going already... the new album is faster, thrashier, heavier and tighter. Old school crossover hardcore/thrash meets death metal."

The band's 2010 recording line-up is as follows:
Bass - Terry Butler (Six Feet Under)
Guitars - Sam Williams (Down By Law)
Drums - Rob Rampy (D.R.I.)
Vocals - Blaine Cook

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Amon Amarth Adds More European Dates

Amon Amarth have added on several European festival appearances to their upcoming tour schedule. The complete list of currently announced Amon Amarth tour dates, including North American dates, is as follows:

4/8 2010 House Of Blues LOS ANGELES, California
4/9 2010 The Regency Ballroom SAN FRANCISCO, California
4/10 2010 Hawthorne Theater PORTLAND, Oregon
4/11 2010 Showbox At The Market SEATTLE, Washington
4/12 2010 Rickshaw VANCOUVER, British Columbia
4/14 2010 MacEwan Hall CALGARY, Alberta
4/15 2010 Edmonton Event Centre EDMONTON, Alberta
4/16 2010 The Odeon SASKATOON, Saskatchewan
4/17 2010 The Garrick WINNIPEG, Manitoba
4/18 2010 Station 4 ST PAUL, Minnesota
4/19 2010 Logan Square CHICAGO, Illinois
4/21 2010 Opera House TORONTO, Ontario
4/22 2010 Metropolis MONTREAL, Quebec
4/23 2010 Imperial Theatre QUEBEC CITY, Quebec
4/24 2010 New England Metal Festival WORCESTER, Massachusetts
4/25 2010 Fillmore at Irving Plaza NEW YORK CITY, New York
5/21 2010 (HU) BUDAPEST / Metalfest
5/22 (CZ) PLZEN / Metalfest
6/10 2010 Tochka Club MOSCOW
6/11 2010 Nova Rock NICKELSDORF
6/12 2010 Nova Rock NICKELSDORF
6/13 2010 Nova Rock NICKELSDORF
6/18 2010 Sonisphere Switzerland JONSCHWIL
6/25 2010 Rock Am Haertsfeldsee DISCHINGEN
6/26 2010 Graspop Metal Meeting DESSELT
6/27 2010 Graspop Metal Meeting DESSELT
7/7 2010 Norway Rock Festival KVINESDAL
7/8 2010 Norway Rock Festival KVINESDAL
7/9 2010 Norway Rock Festival KVINESDAL
7/10 2010 Ruisrock TURKU
7/11 2010 Norway Rock Festival KVINESDAL

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Amorphis To Play Ruisrock Festival

Finnish metallers Amorphis have been confirmed to perform at the Ruisrock Festival, which will take place in Turku/Finland from July 9th - 11th, 2010. Additional details on the festival can be found here. Amorphis also has the following upcoming tour dates:

3/26 2010 Club HeVen Järvenpää
3/27 2010 Tapper Tallinn
3/31 2010 Puikkari Kuopio
4/1 2010 Lutakko Jyväskylä
4/2 2010 Finlandia-klubi Lahti
4/3 2010 Drunk’n Monkey Salo
4/10 2010 Nosturi Helsinki
4/24 2010 Hullu Poro Areena Levi
6/19 2010 Myötätuulirock Vantaa
7/3 2010 With Full Force Löbnitz
7/3 2010 Unirock Open Air Istanbul
7/10 2010 Ruisrock Turku
7/18 2010 Ilosaarirock Joensuu
8/6 2010 W:O:A Wacken
8/7 2010 Vagos Open Air Calvão
8/14 2010 Bloodstock Open Air Catton Hall/Derbyshire

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Astral Doors Confirmed For Wacken Open Air

Sweden's Astral Doors are the latest act to be confirmed for Germany's Wacken Open Air Festival 2010. The festival takes place from August 5th - August 7th, 2010. More info on the festival can be found at this location. Astral Doors are also set to release their new album "Requiem of Time" in the U.S. on April 13th, 2010.

The upcoming Astral Doors tour dates are as follows:

4/30 2010 SIGURDSG. 25 (with Hellfueled) Västerås
5/21 2010 METALFEST CZ/HU Budapest/Pilsen
5/28 2010 THE ROCK TEMPLE Kerkrade
7/3 2010 PEACE AND LOVE FESTIVAL Borlänge
7/8 2010 ROCKWEEKEND Söderhamn
8/5 2010 WACKEN OPEN AIR Wacken

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Darkest Hour Announces Free Texas Show

Washington, D.C. based act Darkest Hour will be performing a free show at the Full Metal Texas 2010 festival in Austin, TX on March 18, 2010. Other confirmed bands for the free show include Fair to Midland, Born of Osiris, IWresltedABearOnce, Iron Age, Karnivool, Howl, Amarna Reign, Your Demise, and Upon a Burning Body.

Darkest Hour's complete list of upcoming tour dates is as follows:

3/14 2010 Opera House Toronto, Ontario
3/15 2010 Grog Shop Cleveland Heights, Ohio
3/16 2010 Blue Note Columbia, Missouri
3/18 2010 FULL METAL TEXAS 2010 - Emo’s Main Room and Emo’s JR. Austin, Texas
3/19 2010 Teguila Jungle Lubbock, Texas
3/20 2010 Granada Theater Dallas, Texas
3/21 2010 Wired Live Houston, Texas
3/23 2010 The Social Orlando, Florida
3/24 2010 The Masquerade Atlanta, Georgia
3/25 2010 Tremont Musical Hall Charlotte, North Carolina
3/26 2010 Greene Street Club Greensboro, North Carolina
3/27 2010 The Basement Columbus, Ohio
3/28 2010 First Unitarian Church Phuladelphia, Pennsylvania
3/29 2010 Ottobar Baltimore, Maryland
3/30 2010 Chameleon Club Lancaster, Pennsylvania
3/31 2010 Diesel Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
4/1 2010 The Eagle Theatre Pontiac, Michigan
4/2 2010 Reggie’s Rock Club Chicago, Illinois
4/6 2010 Republik Calgary, Alberta
4/7 2010 Starlite Room Edmonton, Alberta
4/9 2010 Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver, British Columbia
4/10 2010 El Corazon Seattle, Washington
4/11 2010 Hawthorne Theatre Portland
4/12 2010 The Boardwalk Orangvale, California
4/13 2010 Glass House Pomona, California
4/14 2010 U.B.’s Mesa, Arizona

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Gorgoroth Warns Of Fake Facebook Page

Norwegian black metal act Gorgoroth has issued the following statement warning fans about a fake Facebook page:

"For those of you on Facebook: Please remove yourselves as fans from this page, as it is NOT an official Gorgoroth page. The above mentioned page has nothing to do with the band, and has not been updated in years, so there is absolutely nothing of value on it. Then, go to this link to find the ONLY official Gorgoroth page on Facebook."

Gorgoroth also has the following upcoming tour dates:

4/9 2010 Biebob Vosselaar
4/10 2010 Baroeg Rotterdam
4/11 2010 Le Trabendo Paris
4/12 2010 MarX Hamburg
4/13 2010 Essigfabrik Cologne
4/14 2010 Rockfabrik Ludwigsburg
4/15 2010 Magazzini Generali Milan
4/16 2010 N8 Osnabrück
4/17 2010 Alte Spinnerei Glauchau
May 1 2010 Ragnarök Festival @ Ostbayernhalle Rieden/Kreuth
8/12 2010 Brutal Assault Festival Jaromer
8/13 2010 Bloodstock Open Air Derbyshire
8/14 2010 Jalometalli Metal Music Festival Oulu
8/20 2010 Summer Breeze Festival Dinkelsbühl

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Fatalist Recording Death Cover Song

Ventura, California death metallers Fatalist are recording a cover version of Death's "Beyond The Unholy Grave" for the soundtrack to the upcoming movie "After Party Massacre." The band commented on the recording:

"We finished tacking the drums tonight and now it's on to the guitars and bass. We tried recording the song using the three different tempos that are on the original recording, but it sounded weird when we did it. So after that didn't work, we decided to go with just the tempo of the intro and it seemed to flow a little better. It might be different than how Death played it, but that's why this is a cover. We are using a slightly different way of recording the guitars this time around as well. We will be using the Entombed method of using the HM-2 on the left and right channel, and a DS-1 in the center Channel. We used this setup on a demo of a new song and it turned out great."

Fatalist is currently seeking a new front man following the recent departures of guitarist/vocalist Wes Caley and drummer Tyler Castro. Commented guitarist/vocalist Neil Burkdoll: "We need someone who can handle the vocals from the debut album, 'The Depths of Inhumanity', and be able to add a new spin to the formula as well. The singer needs to be able to practice at least once a week and be able to perform live as well. Transportation and a good attitude are required."

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Porcupine Tree To Release Live DVD

Porcupine Tree has issued the following update about releasing a DVD of a live 2008 performance in Tilburg:

"Porcupine Tree's new live film is approaching completion and a special edition will be available in April, with a regular version to follow in May. Anesthetize was filmed live over 2 nights in Tilburg, The Netherlands in October 2008, at the end of the Fear of a Blank Planet tour. The 130 minute live film includes a complete performance of the Blank Planet album and 11 other tracks, and was directed and edited by Lasse Hoile on high definition cameras, with the soundtrack mixed into stereo and 5.1 sound.

"The special edition will take the form of a cloth bound hard back 120 page book (as per The Incident and Insurgentes deluxe versions) featuring live photography of the band taken over the last 5 years. The book will house both a DVD and a much higher quality Blu-Ray disc version of the film, as well as 2 audio CDs of the soundtrack including one bonus track not featured in the film. The book and audio CDs will not be included with the standard retail versions of the Blu-Ray/DVD. More news soon."

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One Without Streaming Sample Track

Gothenburg, Sweden based female-fronted band One Without is currently streaming a new song online. The band has uploaded the track "Reign With Hate," which is from their debut 2009 album "Thoughts of a Secluded Mind." The song can be heard at the official One Without MySpace page.

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Israeli Metallica Fans Boycott Concert

The previously announced Metallica concert at the Ramat Gan stadium in Israel has been met with an angered response from the country's metal fans, who feel that the ticket prices are ludicrously overpriced. Producer Marcel Avram is charging fans 600 shekel (around $159) for the cheapest seats and twice that amount for floor seats. Fans have expressed their outrage over social networking sites such as Facebook and many are refusing to buy tickets unless the price is dropped.

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The Haunted Announces Two More Shows

The Haunted has announced a couple more shows through summer: a show in Karlstad, Sweden and an appearance at Germany's Rock Harz festival. The festival takes place between July 8-10
in Flugplatz Ballenstedt/Harz, Germany. Here are the Karlstad show details:

Date: May 14, 2010
Venue: Nöjesfabriken (Metal Clüb)
Support: Damien

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Adamus Exul Posts New Music, Replaces Bassist

Victorian black metal band Adamus Exul have uploaded new tracks to their Myspace, as well as some new visuals. The two new tracks titled “Dreams of Desolation” and “Ashes” come off the band's debut full length album “Death, Paint A Vision,” which is due later this year. Here is the tracklisting:

1. Dreams of Desolation
2. The Ruins of Zion
3. Death, Paint a Vision
4. In Absentia
5. Echoes of Self Destruction
6. Abhorrent Eucharist
7. Ashes

The band also just announced the departure of bassist Ursar from the band, and the addition of new member Naberius on drums.

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More Bands Confirmed For Sonisphere U.K.

The organisers of the Sonisphere festival's British leg has announced a further seven additions to the events lineup. Reunited, alternative rock band Skunk Anansie will take to the Sonisphere stage, as will Fightstar, Funeral For A Friend, Gallows, Apocalyptica, Madina Lake and Family Force Five. The festival will take place at Knebworth from July 30th to August 1st.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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