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Metal News for March 22, 2010

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44 news articles posted on this day.

Axel Rudi Pell Reveals New Album Details

AXEL RUDI PELL is preparing to release their branch new album, "The Crest." The album will be coming out on April 23rd in Germany and April 26th in the rest of Europe.

Here's the tracklisting for "The Crest":

Prelude Of Doom (Intro)
Too Late
Devil Zone
Prisoner Of Love
Dreaming Dead
Glory Night
Dark Waves Of The Sea (Oceans Of Time Pt. II: The Dark Side)
Burning Rain
Noblesse Oblige (Opus #5 Adagio Contabile)
The End Of Our Time

AXEL RUDI PELL will be touring with Freedom Call starting May 3, 2010.

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Pythia Announces More European Shows

Female fronted gothic metallers Pythia have updated their tour scheduled with the following upcoming European dates:

4/03 2010 - Leeds at Rock of Ages
4/08 2010 - Bibelot, Dordrecht – NL With Pagan's Mind
4/09 2010 - De Pul, Uden – NL With Pagan's Mind
4/10 2010 - Power, Prog & Metal Festival, Lotto Mons Expo Mons, Belgium
4/11 2010 - Hedon, Zwolle – NL With Pagan's Mind
4/17 2010 - P3, Purmerend - Netherlands
5/01 2010 - The Peel, London
5/22 2010 - Cryptfest, The Central - Nottingham
10/22 2010 - Waerdse Tempel, Heerhugowaard - Netherlands (with Arch Enemy)
10/23 2010 - Metal Female Voices Fest 2010, Wieze, Netherlands

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Shadows Fall Discusses Their Band Name

Vocalist Brian Fair and bassist Paul Romanko from Shadows Fall recently appeared on Fuel TV's "Ask a Band" to answer a question about where the band's name comes from. The video clip can be viewed below.

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Eldritch To Record New Album

Italian metallers Eldritch have issued the following announcement about preparing to enter the recording studio:

"Important news! Eldritch will enter the studios during the month of April for the recordings of the 8th studio album! The title will probably be Gaia's Legacy and it will mark the return to the early era of the band with a modern sound. For this purpose the band announces Fab 'Shiver' Muratori at the keyboards. Keep your eyes on the news and your ears on the music...Eldrtich will be back soon!"

Several Eldritch tracks can be heard through the band's MySpace page.

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Eyes Of Noctum Updates Album Release Date

California black metal act Eyes of Noctum, which features vocalist Weston Cage (son of Nicolas Cage), had previously announced their new album would be released on June 22nd. The band has now issued a new statement clarifying that the "Inside the Minds of Unrest" single will be released instead on June 22nd, 2010. The new as-yet-untitled full-length album itself will not be released until July 13th, 2010 via Morbid Rose records. Sample Eyes of Noctum tracks are also currently available for streaming through the band's MySpace page.

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Celebrity Apprentice: Bret is Late, Again

Celebrity Apprentice kicks off with an intro showing Bret Michaels proclaiming “If you’re going to have a freak out, have a ROCK star freak out”. This leads into episode two with Bret and two fellow diabetics sitting outside the boardroom. Along with a 100K check for a diabetes charity, Bret sends them along with his mantra, “You can have a full life, you can ROCK!” For those playing along, that’s two shots in less than five minutes! More...

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Lizzy Borden Announces More Tour Dates

Los Angeles based act Lizzy Borden has announced the following string of upcoming U.S. and European tour dates:

4/17 - Backstage Live - SA, TX
5/20 - white mountain - NH
5/21 -Dingbatz-Clifton NJ
5/22 - Bourbon street – MD
5/28 - Hard Rock Café- PA
8/6 - Wacken - Germany
8/7 - Elsrock Fest- NL
8/28 - Alcatraz Fest- Belgium

Sample Lizzy Borden tracks can be heard through the band's MySpace page.

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Cathedral Posts New Album Teaser Online

British doom metal legends Cathedral has posted a new video online which gives the listener a taste of what's to come from their forthcoming new studio album, "The Guessing Game." You can check it out below. The album is scheduled to be released on March 26th in Europe, though fans in the United Kingdom will have to wait a few days until March 29th and on April 20th in North America. It is also the first double album in the history of the band. More...

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Lifeless Vocalist Guests On New Fatalist Track

German death metallers Lifeless have issued the following update about their vocalist performing on a new Fatalist cover of a Death track:

"Guest appearance on new Fatalist song... Marc is doing some guest vocals on the Death cover 'Beyond the unholy grave' by our label mates Fatalist. The song was recorded for the soundtrack of the movie After Party Massacre."

The cover of the Death song "Beyond the Unholy Grave" is currently available for streaming at the Fatalist MySpace page.

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Cannibal Corpse Announces New Tour Dates

Cannibal Corpse is set to hit the road this April with guests 1349, Skeletonwitch, and Lecherous Nocturne. The tour kicks off on Tuesday, April 20th in Orlando, FL and finishes up on May 16th in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Bassist Alex Webster commented: "We are very excited to announce our tour with 1349, Skeletonwitch, and Lecherous Nocturne. This is a killer lineup of bands that we're sure our fans will love. Prepare for an evening of pure sonic brutality!”

The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

Tour with 1349, Skeletonwitch, & Lecherous Nocturne
04/20 Orlando, FL Club At Firestone
04/21 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
04/22 Raleigh, NC Volume 11 Tavern
04/23 Springfield, VA Jaxx
04/24 Worcester, MA Palladium (New England Metal Fest)
04/25 Farmingdale, NY Crazy Donkey
04/27 Montreal, QC Club Soda
04/28 Toronto, ON Opera House
04/29 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
04/30 Milwaukee, WI The Rave 2
05/01 Saint Paul, MN Station 4
05/02 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
05/03 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
05/05 San Francisco, CA Slims
05/06 West Hollywood, CA House Of Blues More...

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Serpent & Seraph Streaming Pre-Production Songs

California's female fronted metal band Serpent & Seraph, which features DragonLord guitarist Claudeous "Scoobie" Creamer, is currently streaming three new pre-production tracks online. The songs "Between the Grave and Thee," "Enslaved," and "Imprisoned Eternal" can be heard at the official Serpent & Seraph MySpace page.

Serpent & Seraph has also announced the following upcoming live show:

4/2 2010 Roosters Roadhouse Alameda, California

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Forbidden Checks In From The Studio

California's Forbidden has checked in from the studio with the following recording update:

"Hey Everyone, It's time again for the once a week studio update. This one will be our last drum installment. Next week will be all about guitar! Until then...we gotta get to work...

"March 4th- Another great day with no real issues to speak of. Three more songs in the bag! We were crushing through it by then! Once we finished that night, Girardo from Nuclear Blast came out to meet us. We just talked about metal for about 4 hours. Seriously felt like I've known him for Eons. It was very cool and I felt like we made a great decision! We also watched the documentary part of the Exodus DVD. That was great! Fucking A if Gary and Tom are not on Fire! The whole band is, but those two are my role models for this genre! Get 'em fuckers!!! It's funny, Girardo was there all that time, and we didn't play him a thing. Dicks!

"March 5th- This was the day we slayed the last two songs. The first one is the fastest Forbidden song I've ever played. Thought my arm was gonna go on strike! And I had the easy part, Mark was over the top, really great stuff in this one. I have not named any songs for you so far, but I will tell you this one is called Forsaken at the Gates. It was the last tune we wrote before we came down South. A burner for sure! Brings back my March into Fire memories of how we used to do things, but much better. One last song in which Tim had Mark experiment with his snare turning it off and on all over the song. Sounded awesome! We were done with the normal songs, I will elaborate on that in a moment. More...

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Raven Frontman Joins Anvil On Stage

John Gallagher, frontman of British heavy metal legends Raven, joined Canadian metal heroes Anvil on stage last saturday (March 20th) where he performed the classic, "Metal On Metal" with the band. You can check out fan filmed footage below. Both bands will be performing at the Graspop Metal Meeting this year and both are preparing to release new studio albums. More...

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Immolation Posts Third Album Teaser Trailer

New York death metallers Immolation have posted the third in a series of trailers offering insight into the making of their brand new album, "Majesty And Decay," which can be viewed below. The new album was released on March 5th in Europe and March 9, 2010 in North America.

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Mastic Scum Announces Festival Appearances

Mastic Scum has issued the following statement about the band's upcoming festival appearances:

"The first festivals shows for 2010 are confirmed! Mastic Scum will be on road in April again and play first show at 'Raise The Roof Festival' in Pischelsdorf on 17.04.2010. We are also happy to announce 'Metalfest Open Air' in Mining and 'Kaltanbach Open Air' in Semmering. Some more dates to be confirmed soon!"

The details of Mastic Scum's festival appearances are as follows:

17.04.2010 "Raise The Roof Festival" - Pischelsdorf (AUT)
30.04.2010 "Battle Of Metal" - Saalfelden @ Nexus (AUT)
15.05.2010 "Metalfest Open Air 2010" - Mining Am Inn (AUT)
15.07.2010 "Kaltenbach Open Air" - Semmering (AUT)
23.10.2010 "Adipocire Festival IX" - Praha (CZ)

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Naera Comments On Not Playing Turkish Shows

Naera has issued the following update about tickets being sold for Turkish shows that are not happening:

"To our Turkish supporters! To our discontent, we must inform you that we have just learned that apparently there has been advertising by Level5 Group for two Neaera concerts in Ankara and Istanbul. Tickets for these shows have also been sold.

"Some of you may recall that we had already agreed to come to Turkey for one show in January. Unfortunately, we were forced to cancel the show back then for the same reasons that have made it impossible for us to travel to Turkey this time, namely that after confirmation of the concert dates by our booking agency, there has been little to no communication by Level5 Group. No information, no flight confirmation, no nothing.

"All we can do at this point is to clearly disassociate ourselves from the unprofessional and uncommunicative behavior shown by Level5 Group. We hope that you people who payed for the concert tickets will get your money back. We are truly disappointed and angry about how the situation turned out. We were really happy and looking forward to playing in Turkey and party with our supporters there, and we still hope to be able to do so at some point in the future."

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Nominon Announces U.S. Tour

Swedish death metal act Nominon has issued the following update about a North American tour:

"It's now definite that Nominon will return to the US soil during late June for some weeks touring, to support their brand new album 'Monumentomb.' This tour will also feature Deathgrasm RDS label mates Inifinitum Obscure (Mexico) and Quinta Essentia (Alabama, US). Mainly the guys will be playing the east coast, like they did two years ago, yet this time Nominon will most likely also be playing Florida, Texas and Massachusetts as well. So far two shows has been confirmed; Atlanta June 24th and Houston June 28th. Be sure to check back every now and then for updates!"

Additional details on the specific venues and more confirmed dates will be announced as they are made available.

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Suicide Silence To Host Tonight's Headbangers Ball

Tonight's Headbanger's Ball, which will air on MTV2 at 3AM EST, will be hosted by Suicide Silence. The line-up of videos is as follows:

Suicide Silence - "Wake Up"
Disturbed - "Down With The Sickness"
Suicide Silence - "The Price of Beauty"
House Of Broken Promises - "The Hurt (Paid My Dues)"
Suicide Silence - "Bludgeoned"
Disturbed - "Stupify"
Suicide Silence - "No Pity For A Coward"
Suicide Silence - "Unanswered"

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Wrath Of The Weak Writing New Material

New York based ambient black metal act Wrath of the Weak has issued the following statement about writing new material for a third album:

"Returning to life ... so after three years of laziness and aborted attempts at album #3, I'm back in the saddle and assembling new music. Normally I wouldn't post premature updates like this, but I figure if I tell enough people that I'm working on new music then it'll come true. I only have about 20-30 minutes of material that's instantly usable at the moment, but it's shaping up to be a slightly different trip than 'Alogon' was. Without spoiling anything, I can say it'll be notably mellower and maybe even a bit warmer? Black metal for a summer sunset, I suppose."

You can also check out sample Wrath of the Weak tracks at the band's MySpace page.

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Antichrist Reveals New EP Artwork

German metallers Antichrist have posted online the cover artwork for their new EP "20.10." The artwork can be viewed at this location (WARNING: Not work appropriate). All four songs from the EP are also currently available for streaming. The tracks "Satan's Servant," "Realm of Damnation," "Hails and Horns," and "Unending Cold" can be heard via the official Antichrist MySpace page.

The upcoming Antichrist tour dates are as follows:

3/26 2010 M8 Mainz Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz
8/27 2010 Metallergrillen 2010 Katzenbach, Rheinland-Pfalz
10/8 2010 Juku Alzey Alzey, Rheinland-Pfalz

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Darkwater Added To Prog Power Europe

Sweden's Darkwater is the latest band to be confirmed for the 2010 edition of the Prog Power Europe festival, which takes place in the Netherlands from October 1st - 3rd. More details on the festival can be found here. The other confirmed acts in the line-up are as follows:

Serenity
Leprous
Myrath
Xerath
Proghma-C
Oceans of Sadness
Aspera
The Dust Connection

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Sick Of It All Posts New Track By Track Video

New York hardcore legends Sick Of It All has uploaded the second part of their track by track guide to their new album, "Based On A True Story." You can check it out below. The album will be released on April 20th through Century Media Records and will also be available as a deluxe edition with bonus DVD and vinyl edition. More...

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Ratt Posts New Music Video Online

American glam metal veterans Ratt has posted their new music video online via Noisecreep for the song, "Best Of Me." You can check it out below. The song comes from the bands brand new studio album, "Infestation" which will be released on April 20th through Roadrunner Records. More...

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Disbelief Announces New Album Release Date

German metallers Disbelief, who had previously pushed back the release date of their new album "Heal," have now issued the following update about the album:

"The new Disbelief album Heal will be released on 05-21-2010 European wide! To celebrate our 20th-anniversary we recorded 8 songs including 3 cover versions and a remake of the classic track Shine. The remaining 4 new Disbelief songs are meant to be a tribute to bands who influenced us a lot over those 2 decades concerning their music and attitude! Besides this the release will contain a DVD with a complete Disbelief show of Walpurgis Metal Days in 2009!"

The "Heal" track listing is as follows:

1. The Eyes of Horror
2. Isolation
3. The Last Force: Attack!!
4. Certainty of Reality
5. Love Like Blood (Killing Joke Cover)
6. Red Sharks (Crimson Glory Cover)
7. Welcome Home (King Diamond Cover)
8. Shine (Remake of previous song)

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Paradox Streaming Bonus Track

Germany's Paradox is currently streaming a new song online that was included as a bonus track on the Japanese release of the band's latest album "Riot Squad." The bonus song "Timegrain" can be heard via the official Paradox MySpace page. Paradox is also currently in the process of writing their 6th full-length studio album, which will be released in 2011 for their 25th anniversary.

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Bring Me The Horizon Begins Recording New Album

UK metal band Bring Me The Horizon have entered the studio to record their anticipated follow-up to the band's breakthrough 2008 album Suicide Season, which Epitaph Records recently released as a Deluxe Edition in the US.

Having spent the past few months holed up in their Sheffield rehearsal studio writing material for their third studio album, Bring Me The Horizon have entered Sweden's Studio Fredman where they are working with famed metal producer Frederik Nordström (Arch Enemy, Opeth, At The Gates) on their yet to be titled album which is due for release August 2010.

"2009 was one hell of a year, non-stop for us really," says frontman Oli Sykes. "Our second album Suicide Season has taken us further than we ever thought was possible. I think we found our unique sound with that album and the next is going to be using Suicide Season as a base, but pushing it further in every single way imaginable. It's happening with Fredrick Nordström again, since he made us sound so amazing last time - all very exciting, stay tuned!" More...

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More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2010

The organisers of Belgiums premier metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has announced the addition of eleven more bands to this years bill. Among the latest acts are American supergroup Hellyeah, Australian rockers Airbourne and British heavy metal veterans Raven. The other confirmed bands are Katatonia, Evergrey, The Devil's Blood, Eluveitie, Finntroll, Dark Funeral, 3 Inches Of Blood and Sylosis. The festival will take place in the town of Dessel from June 25th-27th.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Avian Begins Work On New EP

Atlanta power metal band Avian has issued the following update:

"We had a great time playing with HAMMERFALL this past Thursday and we’d like to thank all of the great fans that came out to the show; we’re looking forward to seeing you all at our next show, Wednesday June 23rd in Minneapolis, Minnesota co-headlining with CAGE."

"We are currently in pre-production for our next album, which we are hoping to release early next year. This fall, we will release a 5 song EP featuring a couple brand new songs and a couple acoustic songs. Full details of the EP will be announced in the near future."

"The recording lineup for the EP and the next album will feature Lance King on vocals, Yan Leviathan and Steve Stine on guitars, Brian Hollenbeck on bass and vocals, and Jerry Babcock on drums."

"We will be debuting a couple of new songs at our next show on Wednesday June 23 so make sure you come out and let us know what you think."

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Castrofate Seeks Bassist and Lead Guitarist

New York thrash metal band Castrofate is currently searching for a lead guitarist and bassist. The band comments on what they are looking for:

"We are in need of a Lead Guitarist in the style of Kirk Hammett/Tony Iommi, and a pick-style bassist in the style of Jason Newsted/David Ellefson. Lead Guitarist must have strong rhythm chops and down-picking abilities. Must be experienced professionals, with past recordings and touring experience. Must be able to work with industry producers. Must be able practice twice a week at our Meriden, Connecticut Practice room. Must be willing and able to tour anywhere in the world. If interested please send us an email castrofate@aol.com "

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Survivors Zero Cancels North American Tour

Finland's Survivors Zero has issued the following statement about canceling their previously scheduled North American tour:

"We really hate to break these news to you guys… but the US officials at Homeland Security thought that this was not our time to tour the states. No working visa. No tour. Tough fucking shit. Every other band on the Finnish Metal Tour (Finntroll, Swallow the Sun & Moonsorrow) will go and perform but not us. This sucks in a way that you guys can’t even imagine. Loads of hard work went into getting this thing going in the first place. And all went well to the point when we should have gotten just a approval stamp on the papers.

"So… There’s no time to apply for another working visas and we have to cancel the whole fucking tour. Sorry to disappoint you guys. Hope this thing works out next time and see you then!"

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Division Parts Ways With Bassist Ron Kralik

Ron Kralik, bassist of Virginia metal band Division, has issued the following message regarding his departure from the band:

"Six Years... It was six long years and one month ago when I was surprised by an email from Matt Crooks asking if I would consider filling in for Division for several shows that they had booked in the spring as their long-time bass player Dan Plunkett had to withdraw due to carpal tunnel syndrome. This in spite of (or because of) the awesome album Trinity only being released a few short months prior. I had been a fan of Division from when I first saw them at Scott Stewart's departure show. I immediately jumped at the chance and even came with five songs to the audition instead of the asked for three. The two shows that I was filling in for went well enough and they asked me to join full-time. It's been an eventful six years. We've poured ourselves, our sweat and even our blood into this band. We've played some awesome shows and had some great trips that I will never forget. It's been a pleasure making Control Issues for you, and now with some sick kind of symmetry, I will be departing myself just one month after the album's release. This has not been an easy choice or an easy process, but I am moving to Austin, TX with a new job to once again live with my wife, who has been there since last August for grad school. I don't know if we will be returning to the DC area or not, or even if we will remain in Austin after she graduates, but nine-months is already to long to be away from the one you love. I will miss Division (the band) and the guys (Mike, Dave, James, & Nick) greatly. The band has been my family here, particularly so since my wife moved. I want to also thank my other Washington area metal brothers in Hatred, Iris Divine, and Cab Ride Home, as well as the rest of the band wives and our fans for doing there best to help this are still feel like home. I will always be grateful for your friendship and the music and memories we've made together." More...

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Varg Updates Tour Schedule

German Viking metallers Varg have announced they will be appearing as special guests on a few stops of the upcoming Heidenfest tour. Varg's complete list of upcoming tour dates is as follows:

4/30 2010 FIESTA PAGANA Schmerikon, Switzerland
5/13 2010 METALFEST Germany Dessau, Germany
5/14 2010 METALFEST Austria Mining am Inn, Austria
5/15 2010 METALFEST Helvetia Pratteln, Switzerland
5/15 2010 Maniacs of Rock Ellwangen, Germany
5/21 2010 METALFEST Hungary Budapest, Hungary
5/22 2010 METALFEST Czechia Pilsen, Czechia
7/6 2010 METALCAMP Tolmin, Slovenia
7/10 2010 ROCK HARZ Ballenstedt, Germany
8/7 2010 WACKEN OPEN AIR Wacken, Germany
8/13 2010 PARTY SAN OPEN AIR Bad Berka, Germany
9/17 2010 Special Guest HEIDENFEST Geiselwind, Germany
9/18 2010 Special Guest HEIDENFEST Bochum, Germany
9/24 2010 Special Guest HEIDENFEST Stuttgart, Germany
9/25 2010 Special Guest HEIDENFEST Wien, Austria

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Morphosys Recruits New Drummer

German death metallers Morphosys had previously announced that Shadrak from Atargatis would be joining the band as a temporary session drummer. Morphosys has now issued the following brief announcement about recruiting a permanent replacement:

"Great news! Alex joins the German death metal tank Morphosys as new drummer! We are very happy about it. Alex makes us a faster and harder band than before. A big thank you goes to Shadrak from Atargatis who helped us as session drummer."

Morphosys is also set to enter the recording studio on August 23rd. Sample tracks are available for streaming at the band's MySpace page.

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Keep Of Kalessin Reveals New Album Cover Artwork

Norwegian extreme metal band KEEP OF KALESSIN has revealed the cover artwork for their upcoming new album, "Reptilian."

The band comments, “The music on 'Reptilian' is more in your face and direct than before so we chose this cover and the title to emphasize that directness as well as focusing even more on the fantasy element in the band. This beast of an album is staring at you and it’s going straight for your throat!”

The track listing for "Reptilian" is as follows:

01. Dragon Iconography
02. The Awakening
03. Judgement
04. The Dragontower
05. Leaving The Mortal Flesh
06. Dark As Moonless Night
07. The Divine Land
08. Reptilian Majesty

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Sister Sin Posts Studio Video Footage Online

Sweden's Sister Sin has posted video footage from the studio during the recording sessions of their new album "True Sound Of the Un­der­ground." Watch the video below:

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Lacrimas Profundere Parts Ways With Bassist

Lacrimas Profundere has issued the following update regarding the departure of their bassist:

"Mr. Kafka (Bass) leaves the band! We have more and more offers for Tourings and Concerts and have so many Projects to work with, so it was time for a decision! At the moment we play the gigs together with Session Musicians on the Bass and look what the future brings! First of all, we can´t wait to rock again together with our friends THE 69 EYES at the beginning of March, so see you soon in Belgium, Luxemburg, The Netherlands and UK! Your RocknSad crew!" More...

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Gaia Epicus Reveals New Album Cover Artwork

Gaia Epicus has revealed the cover artwork for their new album "Dark Secrets."

The new album's tracklisting is as follows:

01. Beyond the universe
02. Hellfire
03. Lost forever
04. Mirror of truth
05. Bounded by blood
06. Ode to the past
07. Farewell
08. The raven
09. Behind these walls
10. Falling into the abyss
11. Dark secrets
12. Last chance

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Hearts Alive Begins Writing New Album

Swedish metalcore band Hearts Alive has issued the following update:

"We are currently in writing mode, and we have a couple of tracks written. We will play some of them when we visit Örebro on May 1st. So be sure to check us out then!

"We will post some video blogs to keep you up to date on our progress. The first one will hopefully be online pretty soon!"

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Grimus Begins Recording New Music

New Jersey metal band Grimus has issued the following update:

"We are still here and still going strong! We are currently recording our 4 track demo and it is coming out awesome. The new songs will surely melt you fucking face off! Drums are all done and we will begin recording guitars shortly. We are recording with our very own Marco Bobadilla, you guys should definitely check his stuff out he does great work. This should be released within the next 2 months. Keep checking back for more info."

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Brutal Assault Festival Confirms Two More Bands

The organisers of the Czech Republics Brutal Assault festival has announced two more bands for this years edition of the event. New York hardcore legends Agnostic Front will now be performing at the festival, along with other new confirmation, Swedish black metal artists Watain. The festival takes place in the town of Josefov from August 12th-14th.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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The Last Felony Signs To Lifeforce Records

Montreal Death Metal band THE LAST FELONY has announced their signing to Lifeforce Records.

Guitarist Dominic Grimard comments, "Our search for a new label is finally over. We are extremely proud to be joining the Lifeforce family. This label has housed so many great bands whether it be past or present which in effect, makes this deal that much more exciting for us."

"Lately, we have been stalled in our search for a label with an open mind in terms of extreme music and Lifeforce seems like the perfect fit for us for obvious reasons. We are grateful for this opportunity which Stefan Luedicke and the Lifeforce family have given us, and are anxious to see what the future holds for our band.' More...

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Soulfly Guitarist Speaks On New Album

In a recent interview with MetalAssault.com, Soulfly guitarist Marc Rizzo discussed the bands forthcoming seventh studio album, "Omen" and how writing the record was different from previous albums. An excerpt from the interview reads as follows:

Julia: (New Soulfly album) Omen is scheduled for release on May 25th. What really stands out about this album for you?

Marc: "It's right to the point. There's a real hardcore, punk vibe to the record. Short tunes. This record is kind of different for us and I think the fans are going to like it a lot."

Julia: When you were writing the album did you have it in mind that you wanted short songs, or was that more of an unplanned thing? Did you go into it with specific musical goals in mind?

Marc: "I think Max's goal was to put out a record that seemed a little more to-the-point, a real thrash metal or hardcore vibe. I know he definitely wanted to go in that direction when we started making the record, so I guess in the end it turned out to be like that."

Read the full article at MetalAssault.com.

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Killitorous Announces New Drummer Eric Morotti

Canadian metal band Blind Witness drummer Eric Morotti has joined Canada technical death metal grindcore band Killitorous. The band is currently wrapping up production on their debut EP pretend to make babies with Dean Hadjichristou.

Killitorous comments on the new drummer, "He's damn fast, and fits the band perfectly....we recorded drums and some other shit for the album already, and its sounding TITS!!! So we welcome Eric Morotti into this hay-maker of a band... We also sadly parted ways (as most people can see) with our guitarist Andrew, he will be missed and we wish for him only the most tasty life."

The band has also issued the following studio update:

"So as I'm sure you all know we have been uber-hard at work(thats what she said) on our Debut EP...We are almost done the album, and we have decided to throw up some video updates or blog's or whatever the hell you wanna call them. So here is video one of three parts that will be posted over the next few weeks...." More...

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Therapy? Announces 20th Anniversary Live Album

To commemorate their 20th anniversary, Therapy? and Global Music have announced that the band will be releasing their first official live album in the Summer 2010 and you’re invited to the recording. Therapy? will be performing three London shows running the 29th, 30th and 31st March 2010 at the Monto Water Rats Theatre to be recorded for the live album. Each night the band will perform a different set-list drawn from their extensive recording career.

The release will be a celebration, marking their 20th Anniversary and long-standing catalogue of music with breakthrough records including "Babyteeth" (1991) and "Troublegum" (1994); songs such as "Nowhere" (1994), "Screamager" (1994) and "Church Of Noise" (1998); with 13 studio albums, their latest being "Crooked Timber" (2009), a diverse selection of songs is to be expected over the three nights.

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