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Metal News for March 27, 2010

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20 news articles posted on this day.

Mnemic Announces Chinese Tour Dates

Mnemic has confirmed Chinese tour dates. Their complete tour schedule is as follows:

Apr 03 - XO Club - Moscow, Russia
Apr 05 - Orlandina Club - St. Petersburg, Russia
Apr 30 - Heineken Club - Madrid, Spain
May 02 - MIDI Festival - Beijing, CHINA
May 03 - Hebei Festival - Beijing, CHINA
May 04 - Yugongyishan - Beijing, CHINA
Jun 11 - Copenhell - Copenhagen, Denmark
Jun 12 - Copenhell - Copenhagen, Denmark
Aug 08 - Skanderborg Festival - Skanderborg, Denmark
Aug 12 - Brutal Assault Festival - Jaromer, Czech Republic
Aug 13 - Brutal Assault Festival - Jaromer, Czech Republic
Aug 14 - Brutal Assault Festival - Jaromer, Czech Republic

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Core Device Posts New Album Trailer Video Online

Unsigned New Jersey progressive metal band Core Device has announced that their sophomore album, "What I've Become," will be released on May 1st. The band has posted a promo video for the album which can be seen below:

Listen to more samples on their MySpace page. View the album artwork here. The album was recorded at Gear Studios.

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Mirror of Deception Enters The Studio

German doom metal band Mirror of Deception has announced that they will enter Soundmann Studio in Stuttgart, Germany on April 1st 2010 to start recording their fourth album, entitled "A Smouldering Fire." For more information about the band check out their MySpace page.

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Stream Barren Earth's Entire Album Online

Finnish metal band Barren Earth has posted their entire new album, entitled "Curse of the Red River" online at this location. The album will be released through Peaceville Records on March 29 in Europe and on April 6 in North America.

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The Summoned Issues Album Update

Boston's The Summoned has issued the following update about working on a new album:

"Giving you guys a little update on the progress of our debut album titled 'If Minds Could Only Paint Pictures' to be released through First To Fight Records. Overall planning has been finished. Pre-Production recording begins April 10th with Brian Thompson of Drive-By Bukkake. It's going to be 8 songs which will be absolutely non-stop all the way through, we definitely picked out what we think is an awesome track by track listing. We wont be giving out what tracks and what order, we're gonna leave that as a surprise. There will be a couple of guests on the album which should be really cool. We have a studio in mind but we'll be naming that once the dates are confirmed. Recording of the actual album begins sometime early May. Expect a teaser track once pre-production is done to give you a little taste of what's to come.

"Also we would like to announce that we are now endorsed by Soultone Cymbals based out of Turkey. We're absolutely pumped to be using their cymbals because they're some of the best sounding cymbals we've ever heard. Definitely check them out! Stay tuned for more updates, there will be plenty."

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King Of Asgard Finishes Recording Album

Swedish folk metallers King of Asgard have issued the following statement about finishing the recording sessions for their upcoming Metal Blade debut album at Sonic Train studio:

"Today we finished up and all recordings is done. Everything has worked out well and according to plan as well as one late and wet night out in Varberg. Tomorrow we'll seriously start mixing and put the last pieces to the puzzle. We're very pleased with the result this far and it already sounds amazing!"

King of Asgard demo tracks can be heard at this location.

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The Vision Bleak Debuts New Song and Video Trailer

THE VISION BLEAK has posted a new song, "The Outsider," at this location. The track comes from their new album, "Set Sail To Mystery," which will be released on May 4th in North America and on April 2nd in Europe.

The band has also posted a video teaser for their new album, which can be seen below:

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Empires of Eden Signs To 7Hard Records

Australia's Empires of Eden has announced their signing to 7Hard Records for the US, UK and Europe. The new album will be released in June. The album features a 30 piece orchestral score and artwork by celebrated US artist “Alex Ruiz.”

Guitarist Stu Marshall comments, “It’s an understatement to say we are excited about the new signing and we have been looking for the right label to partner with. The word was out that 7Hard are one of the best emerging labels out there and Axel’s commitment to the bands is excellent. This new CD features some of metal’s most recognizable voices and in a unique twist, they have all composed their own lyrical and melodic concepts. ”

7Hard label manager Axel comments, ”We are very proud and happy to have Empires Of Eden with this monster power metal release at 7Hard. Mastermind Stu is one of the best guys in the biz and it’s a pleasure to work with him. Some of the biggest heavy metal superstars, great songs, with unique guitar work and powerful sound - a must have!”

The band has also unveiled a promo video for the new album. Watch it below:

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Belphegor Begins Work on New Album

BELPHEGOR has issued the following update:

"Yeah its great to return to Norway and play the Inferno Festival again. We start the rehearsals on Monday. Expect an intense blood-convent and blasting hellfire...".

"Time for the next chapter. We just finished the second rehearsing session for the new album. Currently we're working on six brachial sound-collages. We will be recording, mixing, and mastering the as of yet untitled album in Sweden this time around", commented Helmuth.

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Descend Signs To Supernova Records

Swedish metal band Descend has issued the following update regarding their recent signing to Supernova Records:

"We're are proud to announce that we're officially signed to Supernova Records, and the excitement is at top! This meaning that we've now switched to writing mode, hence we won't play as many gigs, instead we will write awesome music. Some songs are completed already, and some are still in the works. As I've told you guys in earlier posts we have a lot of ideas and new material to work with and with these news things are gonna get even better! We will record a preproduction as well to see how everything sounds when recorded, to make sure we bring you the best."

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Kamelot Posts Video Tour Report

Bassist Sean Tibbetts and keyboardist Oliver Palotai from Kamelot have checked in from the road with a video tour report, which can be viewed below.

Kamelot - European Tour 2010 Video Blog 1 from RMDdesign on Vimeo.

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Nocra Issues Recording Update

Russian female-fronted black metal act Nocra has issued the following recording update:

"Well, here's some news. 'Memories' is ready (will be upload in Sunday). Was very hard and long work with mastering. I just got Stereo Modeling Compressor a few weeks back and needed to learn how to fix sound. Needed to find best options to save warm tube sound which was before recording. On next week I plan to begin guitar recording for 'One winter evening' (drums and keys already waiting on hard-drive). And etc etc. So work with stuff for EP continues. Other news soon. Take care."

You can also check out sample Nocra tracks at this location.

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Charon Posts New Song, "The Cure," Online

Finnish gothic metal band CHARON has posted a new song, "The Cure," on their MySpace page. Additionally it is available as video, with photos by A. Laitila. Watch the video below:

Charon are still in studio and working on new material.

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Agathodaimon Comments On Canceled Show

German metallers Agathodaimon announced that they canceled their Friday, March 26th tour date at Cafe Bizarr, Trebur due to their vocalist Ashtrael becoming ill. The band has announced they plan to reschedule the show for a later date. More details on the rescheduled appearance will be announced as they are made available.

Agathodaimon's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

4/30 2010 Destroy Recklinghausen-Festival Recklinghausen, Heinrich Pardon Haus, Nordrhein-Westfalen
5/1 2010 Ragnarök-Festival Rieden/Kreuth, Ostbayernhalle, Bayern
5/26 2010 PHOENIX’s CAVALCADE OVER FINLAND Oulu
5/27 2010 PHOENIX’s CAVALCADE OVER FINLAND Tampere
5/28 2010 PHOENIX’s CAVALCADE OVER FINLAND Turku
5/29 2010 PHOENIX’s CAVALCADE OVER FINLAND Helsinki
7/10 2010 Samfest Satu Mare, Rumänien
7/24 2010 Hell Over Vellach Festival Obervellach, TBC, Kärnten
10/24 2010 Metalbreed Festival Hamburg

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Megadeth Issues Road Report

Megadeth bassist David Ellefson has checked in from the road with the following update:

"Greetings Everyone! Just finished our show in Austin, TX tonight...was fantastic and huge. The SXSW music convention just finished last week so I figured everyone would still be hung over but the town was alive and our show was full of VERY enthusiastic fans. It was good to be back in town again and we broke out 'The Right To Go Insane' for the first time ever. The new video is looking great and should all be launching as the next single shortly. A ton of great stuff brewing. As you saw on the homepage I conducted an interview for Megadeth Radio with Ron McGovney (original METALLICA bassist) while we were in Asheville, NC this past week. In fact, I've done interviews with our friends in EXODUS and TESTAMENT as well. Those should be airing soon.

"Tune in to hear the SIRIUS 'Liquid Metal' show interview with Dave and I this weekend, too. Our friend Jose Mangin (who conducted the interview) posted his video of us testing out his famous tacos he kindly made and brought to us at the Scranton, PA show. Good backstage fun, especially if you were hungry!

"We are in the final week of the RIP North American tour and it has been a total blast to be back playing for you all and meeting so many of you in the meet n greets, as well as the fun I see you all having from the stage. Chat with ya soon...."

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Power Quest Checks In From The Studio

U.K. power metallers Power Quest have issued the following update about recording new material:

"We entered Aubitt Studios in Southampton yesterday to start recording 3 new demos for the new album with Rob Aubrey. The songs we are recording are 'Rising Anew,' 'Sacrifice,' and 'Time to Burn.'

"Rich did an amazing job yesterday and nailed all 3 songs in a matter of hours! So he gets a couple of days off now....and well deserved too! Andy starts on guitars at 10am this morning with bass to be completed tomorrow. From there I will be recording keyboards at Symphony studio early next week before we add vocals to the mix the following week!"

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Cortez Posts More Pre-production Demos Online

Boston doom metal band Cortez has posted two songs from their 2009 Demo on their MySpace page.

The band comments, "Keep in mind that these are basically pre-production demos for our new album. Both songs will be included on the new album as well. These will be available for a limited time."

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Unearth To Tour Australia and Japan w/ BDM

Unearth is currently shredding across the US on the Atticus Metal Tour II with Stick To Your Guns, Veil Of Maya, The Ghost Inside and Carnifex.

Following this tour, Unearth will be heading overseas with label mates The Black Dahlia Murder for an April/May tour of Japan, New Zealand and Australia. Unearth will have more overseas tour dates to announce shortly.

Here are the upcoming UNEARTH and THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER tour dates:

05/23 Osaka, Japan Club Quattro
05/24 Tokyo, Japan Club Quattro
05/28 Auckland, New Zealand Ellen Melville
05/29 Christchurch, New Zealand The Bedford
05/31 Sydney, Australia The Factory Theater
06/01 Brisbane, Australia Hifi Bar
06/02 Brisbane, Australia Hifi Bar
06/03 Melbourne, Australia Hifi Bar
06/04 Melbourne, Australia The Cornor Hotel
06/05 Adelaide, Australia Fowlers Live
06/06 Perth, Australia Amplifier Bar

Here are the remaining Atticus Metal Tour 2 tour dates, featuring Unearth, Stick To Your Guns, Veil Of Maya, The Ghost Inside and Carnifex: More...

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Interview

Interview with Dan Gapan of Lazarus A.D.

Unlike most newer thrash bands, Lazarus A.D. isn't afraid to be original. While they still wear their influences on their sleeves, they would still rather invite controversy than repeat the accomplishments of others and have managed to break new ground in thrash metal when for years cynics thought it would be impossible.

Having toured extensively for their debut album The Onslaught, Lazarus A.D. has proven to be the true saviors of thrash, sounding far too mature than a band that only has one album to their name should. The new decade has it's new metal saviors and you're either with them or against them.

Finding myself lucky to catch up with guitarist Dan Gapan, an interview was inevitable. More...

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Interview

Interview With Away From Viovod

Voivod has been one of the most important names in thrash since their 1984 debut War and Pain. Now touring for their final studio album with original bassist Blackie, Metalunderground.com had the opportunity to talk to drummer Away about Voivod's history and the band's upcoming performance at the 2010 Wacken Open Air. More...

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