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Metal News for March 3, 2010

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38 news articles posted on this day.

Alice In Chains Updates Tour Schedule

Alice in Chains have added a new series of U.S. and European tour dates to their upcoming schedule. The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

3/3 2010 DAR Constitution Hall - SOLD OUT Washington, DC, Washington DC
3/5 2010 The National - SOLD OUT Richmond, Virginia
3/6 2010 Foxwoods - SOLD OUT Mashantucket, Connecticut
3/8 2010 Terminal 5 - SOLD OUT New York, New York
3/9 2010 Terminal 5 - SOLD OUT New York, New York
3/12 2010 Borgata - SOLD OUT Atlantic City, New Jersey
3/13 2010 Tower Theatre - SOLD OUT Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
3/14 2010 Orpheum Theatre - SOLD OUT Boston, Massachusetts
3/16 2010 Metropolis - SOLD OUT Montreal, Quebec
3/17 2010 Sound Academy - SOLD OUT Toronto, Ontario
3/19 2010 Fillmore - SOLD OUT Detroit, Michigan
3/20 2010 Aragon Ballroom - SOLD OUT Chicago, Illinois
3/21 2010 Roy Wilkens Auditorium Minneapolis, Minnesota
4/15 2010 Civic Center Portland, Maine
4/16 2010 Dunkin Donuts Arena Providence, Rhode Island
4/17 2010 Mohegan Sun Arena Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
4/19 2010 Big Sandy Arena Huntington, West Virginia
4/20 2010 Uptown Amphitheatre at the Music Factory Charlotte, North Carolina
4/21 2010 Memorial Auditorium Raleigh, North Carolina
4/23 2010 Live X @ City of Palms Park Ft. Myers, Florida
4/24 2010 98Rockfest Tampa, Florida
4/25 2010 St. Augustine Amphitheatre St. Augustine, Florida
4/27 2010 Thomas Wolfe Auditorium Asheville, North Carolina
4/28 2010 Memorial Auditorium Chattanooga, Tennessee
4/30 2010 Crawfish Fest Birmingham, Alabama
5/1 2010 Beale Street Fest Memphis, Tennessee
5/19 2010 Glens Falls Civic Center Glens Falls, New York
5/20 2010 MAC Center - Monmouth University West Long Branch, New Jersey
5/23 2010 MMRBQ @ Susquehanna Bank Center Camden, NJ, New Jersey
6/5 2010 Nurburgring Rock Am Ring Alternastage Nurburg
6/6 2010 Rock Im Park Alternastage Nurnburg
6/9 2010 Colonia Sonora Turin
6/10 2010 Atlantico Rome
6/11 2010 Gran Teatro Padova
6/13 2010 Novarock Festival Nickelsdorf
6/15 2010 Koengen Bergen
6/16 2010 Sentrum Scene Oslo
6/18 2010 Degenaupark Sonisphere Festival Wil
6/19 2010 Hardcany Sonisphere Festival Mimon
6/23 2010 Levski Stadium Sonisphere Festival Sofia
7/1 2010 Peace and Love Festival Borlange
7/2 2010 Roskilde Festival Roskilde
7/4 2010 Werchter Rock Festival Werchter
7/8 2010 Optimus Alive Festival Lisbon
7/9 2010 BBK Live Bilbao
7/10 2010 Getafe Open Air Sonisphere Madrid

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Equilibrium Recruits New Vocalist

German pagan metallers Equilibrium just announced the addition of Robse as their new singer. Robse will be the permanent replacement for Helge Stang who left the band recently. An introduction video can be viewed below.

Commented mainman Rene Berthiaume: “We know Robse for quite some time now so for us it was a just a logical decision having him as the new singer of Equilibrium. The recordings are on and with his stunning voice we got shitloads of new possibilities for the new album up our sleeves! The mood in the band is fantastic and we can’t wait to enter the stage with Robse!”

Added Robse: “I am really proud and thankful for being a part of the Equilibrium family now! Two years ago, Rene asked me if I wanted to handle the vocals on one of his projects. So the foundation was already there. Now being the singer of his main band is just amazing! The boys and the girl welcomed me so warmly and I am SO looking forward to the things to come!”

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Ludicra Announces New "Decanceled" Dates

Ludicra has issued the following update about booking shows for their "Decanceled" tour after the cancellation of their previously announced tour with Mayhem:

"Ludicra has most of our tour locked in for Decancelation 2010. The rest of the dates will be decanceled as they are confirmed. Please keep checking our live events for more details. We can't wait to see all of you out there. Thanks for all the help from friends, venues, promoters, bookers, bands, and all those who've come to our aid in a time of need. We will bring the rock."

The currently announced tour dates are as follows:

3/13 2010 Bernie’s Distillery Columbus, Ohio
3/24 2010 DNA Lounge San Francisco, California
4/1 2010 Berbatis Pan Portland, Oregon
4/2 2010 Capitol Theater Olympia, Washington
4/3 2010 The Morgue Seattle, Washington
4/4 2010 The Red Room Tavern Boise
4/5 2010 Burt’s Tiki Lounge Salt Lake City
4/6 2010 The Blast-o-Mat Denver, Colorado
4/7 2010 Duffy’s Tavern Lincoln, Nebraska
4/8 2010 Turf Club St. Paul, Minnesota
4/9 2010 Jackpot Gallery Milwaukee, Wisconsin
4/10 2010 TBA Chicago
4/11 2010 Melody Inn Indianapolis, Indiana
4/12 2010 Mac’s Bar Lansing, Michigan
4/13 2010 Bug Jar Rochester, New York
4/14 2010 Rancho Relaxo Toronto, Ontario
4/15 2010 TBA Montreal, Quebec
4/16 2010 Geno’s Rock Club Portland, Maine
4/17 2010 TBA Boston, Massachusetts
4/18 2010 Club Europa Brooklyn, New York
4/19 2010 Manhattan Room Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
4/20 2010 The Hexagon Baltimore, Maryland
4/21 2010 The Triple Richmond, Virginia
4/25 2010 Emo’s Austin, Texas
4/26 2010 TBA Ft. Worth, Texas
4/28 2010 The Underground (Nile Basement) Mesa, Arizona
5/1 2010 Coaster’s Bar and Grill Santa Cruz, California
5/8 2010 Cafe Du Nord San Francisco, California

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Mnemic Recording "Diesel Uterus" Video

Danish modern metallers Mnemic will be teaming up with video producer Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company (Dimmu Borgir, Arch Enemy, Enslaved) to shoot "Diesel Uterus," a track off the band’s latest album "Sons Of The System."

States guitarist / songwriter Mircea Gabriel Eftemie: "Once again we will be working with our long-time friend and film director Patric Ullaeus. He has been there for us, each and every time, and it’s been almost 3 years since we have worked together. This time around we are bringing the robots, and all the stage props in order to make a cool and crazy video. I can’t say how excited we are to be hanging out with Patric again - he is a creative force, that has stood behind Mnemic for a long time, and together we will make an ass-kicking video!"

Regarding the song’s lyrics, Eftemie has previously stated: "[It’s] about the way technology has changed our way of living. Everybody is dependent on digital devices, mobile phones, computers and especially the internet. If we have Google Earth, what does the military have? Are we safe at all? And is abundance of information a good thing? Definitely good, if you know how to avoid the bad things. The main point is that we should adapt to technology in a correct and balanced way. In reality, we do waste a lot of time. An aspect of the internet is that we end up watching the world most of the day through a screen. It is definitely a heavy topic that requires debate and a heavy song!"

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Shadows Fall Changes Two Tour Date Venues

Shadows Fall have changed the venues for two upcoming tour dates on March 8th and 9th. The new details for the dates are as follows:

Monday, March 8th @ Petit Campus 57 Prince Arthur East Montreal, QC PQ H2X-1B4
Tuesday, March 9th @ Dagobert 600, Grande-Allée Est Québec, Qc G1R 2K5

The upcoming Shadows Fall tour dates are as follows:

3/6 2010 The Blind Dog Windsor, Ontario
3/7 2010 Mavericks Ottawa, Ontario
3/8 2010 Petit Campus Montreal, Quebec
3/9 2010 Dagobert Quebec, Quebec
7/10 2010 San Manuel Amphitheater San Bernardino, California
7/11 2010 Shorline Amphitheatre Mountain View, California
7/13 2010 White River Amphitheater Southeast Auburn, Washington
7/14 2010 Idaho Center Amphitheatre Boise, Idaho
7/16 2010 Cricket Wireless Pavilion Phoenix, Arizona
7/17 2010 Journal Pavilion Albuquerque, New Mexico
7/18 2010 Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre Englewood, Colorado
7/20 2010 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Maryland Heights, Missouri
7/21 2010 Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati, Ohio
7/23 2010 Susquehanna Bank Center Camden, New Jersey
7/24 2010 The Comcast Theatre Hartford, Connecticut
7/27 2010 Comcast Center Mansfield, Massachusetts
7/28 2010 P.N.C. Bank Arts Center Holmdel, New Jersey
7/30 2010 DTE Energy Music Theatre Clarkston, Michigan
7/31 2010 Verizon Wireless Music Center Noblesville, Indiana
8/1 2010 Lakewood Amphitheatre Atlanta, Georgia
8/3 2010 Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion @ Walnut Creek Raleigh, North Carolina
8/4 2010 Virginia Beach Amphitheatre Virginia Beach, Virginia
8/6 2010 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Tinley Park, Illinois
8/7 2010 Post Gazette Pavilion At Star Lake Burgettstown, Pennsylvania
8/8 2010 Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge Bristow, Virginia
8/10 2010 Ford Amphitheatre Tampa, Florida
8/11 2010 Cruzan Amphitheatre West Palm Beach, Florida
8/13 2010 Superpages.com Center Dallas, Texas
8/14 2010 Zoo Amphitheatre Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Preternatural Offering "Cryophobia" EP As Download

Latvian metallers Preternatural are currently offering their entire "Cryophobia" EP online both for streaming and as a free download at this location. Preternatural vocalist Serg also issued the following statement about the EP:

"Hi folks! We would like to represent to your attention our new EP 'Cryophobia' (yup, just like the video you saw in October :)). It is available through our official online resources only! And it is absolutely FREE for downloading or listening. Currently, we're busy with the new album making process, so this is a gift to all of you in order not to be bored, while waiting for the new album. EP contains two new songs from the upcoming album, one song from our first demo record, re-recorded and re-arranged, and 2 live tracks performed in Riga, Latvia in 2009. Thank you for your support and keep on metal!"

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Embryonic Devourment Streaming Two New Songs

California metallers Embryonic Devourment are currently streaming two new songs online. The tracks "Militarized Reptoids" and "Darken Thy Fluids" can be heard via the band's official MySpace Page. Both tracks are off Embryonic Devourment's new album "Vivid Enterpretations Of The Void."

Embryonic Devourment also has the following upcoming tour dates:

3/5 2010 Skytalkit Presents @ JOHNS PLACE / BAR WILLITS, California
3/29 2010 JOHNNY’S CATHOUSE w/ Malevolent REDDING, California
4/10 2010 THE PIZZA FACTORY w/ Sepsism Modesto, California
4/11 2010 THE CHEYENNE SALOON w/ Sepsism Las Vegas, Nevada
4/12 2010 U.B. BAR w/ Sepsism Mesa, Arizona
4/13 2010 THE COMPOUND w/ Sepsism ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico
4/14 2010 ZEN MEISTER BAR w/ Sepsism El Paso, Texas
4/15 2010 THE BEARDED LADY w/ Sepsism San Antonio, Texas
4/16 2010 FITZGERALDS w/ Sepsism Houston, Texas
4/17 2010 THE STAFFORD w/ Sepsism Bryan, Texas
4/18 2010 THE CONSERVATORY w/ Sepsism Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
4/19 2010 THE RIOT ROOM w/ Sepsism kansas city, Missouri
4/20 2010 UNION STATION w/ Sepsism Colorado Springs, Colorado
4/21 2010 BURTS TIKI LOUNGE w/ Sepsism Salt Lake City, Utah
4/22 2010 THE RED ROOM w/ Sepsism Boise, Idaho
4/23 2010 DOCS CLUB 82 Portland, Oregon
7/10 2010 SLUGFEST III @ The Workshop CERES, California
7/16 2010 LAS VEGAS DEATH FEST LAS VEGAS
7/17 2010 LAS VEGAS DEATH FEST LAS VEGAS, Nevada
7/23 2010 CENTRAL ILLINOIS METAL FEST @ THE CANOPY CLUB CENTRAL ILLINOIS, Illinois

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Metallica Lowers Ticket Prices In Israel

As previously reported, Metallica fans in Israel had been boycotting the band's upcoming concert in the country due to ridiculously high ticket prices. It seems now however, that the boycott has proven a success, as a post on the boycott's Facebook group reads:

"Friends, I’m shaking with excitement as I’m writing this. After a 4 day campaign, tens of news items about us worldwide, over 6000 supporters and numerous media interviews we can say that we did it! We won!

"This afternoon, Or & Tomer Mussman met with Mr. Gad Oron, the promoter’s representative and reached an agreement about a significant drop in ticket prices.

"We would like to personally thank Metallica and their management for directly helping us with reaching our goal and reducing the prices. More...

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Orwell Streaming Entire "Endeavors" Album

Wisconsin metallers Orwell are currently streaming their latest album "Endeavors" online in its entirety. The album stream can be heard at this location. Orwell also has the following upcoming tour dates:

3/12/2010 The House of Rock - Eau Claire, WI
3/13/2010 The Reptile Palace - Oshkosh, WI w/ Wing Attack
3/26/2010 Lancaster Youth and Ag Building - Lancaster, WI w/Alice 13th, Men Among Giants
3/27/2010 The AfterDark - Steven’s Point, WI W/ No Wings, Heartseeker
4/09/2010 The Red Raven - Fargo, ND w/ The Suit
4/10/2010 World War Scene @ The Eagles Club - Mandan, ND

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Darkthrone Streaming New Album Samples

Norwegian black metal duo Darkthrone has launched a mini-site at for their forthcoming album, "Circle the Wagons," which contains exclusive audio samples, album info, and more. The mini-site can be viewed at this location. The new album is due out on vinyl on March 8th, through the Peaceville Records webstore, and regular and special edition CD on April 6th (US).

The track listing for the album is as follows:

Side A ???
1. Those Treasures Will Never Befall You ???
2. Running for Borders ???
3. I am the Graves of the 80s ???
4. Stylized Corpse

Side B??
5. Circle the Wagons??
6. Black Mountain Totem??
7. I am the Working Class??
8. Eyes Burst at Dawn??
9. Bränn Inte Slottet

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Drowning Pool Reveals New Album Details

Drowning Pool have posted the cover artwork online for their upcoming self-titled album, which can be viewed at this location. The track listing for the album, which is set to be released in April 2010, will be as follows:

1. Let the Sin Begin
2. Feel Like I Do
3. Turn So Cold
4. Regret
5. Over My Head
6. All About Me
7. More Than Worthless
8. Children of the Gun
9. Alcohol Blind
10. Horns Up
11. King Zero

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August Burns Red Announces In-Store Appearances

Christian metallers August Burns Red have announced two upcoming in-store appearances in Sweden. The details are as follows:

3/6 Burmans Musik @ 15:00 Kungsgatan 56 901 07, Umeå
3/11 Rockhouse @ 16:00 Kungsgatan 38-40 Gothenburg

August Burns Red also has the following upcoming tour dates:

3/6 2010 House Of Metal Festival Umea
3/8 2010 House of Culture Helsinki
3/10 2010 Sentrum Scene Oslo
3/11 2010 Tragarn Goteborg
3/12 2010 Mejeriet Lund
3/31 2010 Revolution Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
4/1 2010 Ritz Tampa, Florida
4/2 2010 Masquerade Atlanta, Georgia
4/3 2010 masquerade Atlanta, Georgia
4/4 2010 Amos’ Southend Charlotte, North Carolina
4/5 2010 Norva Norfolk, Virginia
4/6 2010 Sonar Baltimore, Maryland
4/7 2010 Electric Factory *SOLD OUT* Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
4/8 2010 Starland Ballroom *SOLD OUT* Sayerville, New Jersey
4/9 2010 Nokia *SOLD OUT* New York, New York
4/10 2010 Nokia *SOLD OUT* New York, New York
4/12 2010 House of Blues Boston, Massachusetts
4/13 2010 Metropolis Montreal
4/14 2010 Sound Academy toronto
4/15 2010 Royal Oak Detroit, Michigan
4/16 2010 House of Blues Cleveland, Ohio
4/17 2010 Bogarts Cincinnati, Ohio
4/18 2010 House of Blues Chicago, Illinois
4/19 2010 House Of Blues Chicago, Illinois
4/20 2010 First Ave. Minneapolis, Minnesota
4/21 2010 Garrick Events Center Winnipeg
4/23 2010 5:00PStarlite Edmonton
4/24 2010 Macewan Hall Calgary
4/26 2010 Knitting Factory Spokane, Washington
4/27 2010 Showbox Seattle, Washington
4/28 2010 Roseland Theatre Portland, Oregon
4/29 2010 Grand Ballroom San Francisco, California
4/30 2010 Wiltern Los Angeles, California More...

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Caliban Adds Asian Tour Dates

German metallers Caliban have announced a string of Asian tour dates coming up this April. Caliban's complete list of upcoming tour dates are as follows:

06.03.2010 Colfontaine (B),Maximum HxC/Metal Fest 2010
20.03.2010 Coruna (E), Expo
25.03.2010 Hannover (Ger), Musikcentrum
26.03.2010 Chemnitz (Ger), AJZ Talschock
27.03.2010 Gerstetten-Heldenfingen (Ger), Kliffrock-Festival
03.04.2010 Osnabrück (Ger), "Bastard-Club" - Benefit Show

Caliban Asia Tour:
09.04.2010 - Blackbox Theater - SG - Singapore
10.04.2010 - Monumen Perjuangan - ID - Bandung
11.04.2010 - Number One Cafe - MY - Kuala Lumpur
13.04.2010 - The Rock Pup - TH – Bangkok More...

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Death Angel Issues Album Update

Guitarist Rob Cavestany of California's Death Angel has checked in from the recording studio with the following album update:

"Good Morning! After months of writing and pre-production in our Oakland rehearsal studio, I'm suddenly a temporary resident of Sanford, Florida! I have traveled across the country to begin the process of recording our new album at Audio Hammer Studios and tonight we kicked in the action. Monday was all about getting acquainted, listening to music, getting a vibe and discussing the game plan. Tonight we worked on tempos, arrangements, riffs and guitar harmonies... getting right down to the core of the songs. I laid down scratch guitar tracks for the first 4 songs and damn how they have blossomed from the original ideas! I'm really liking where we are going so far... just the scratch tracks sound sick! Jason and I seem to be off to a good start. The vibe is on and we are both night owls so we're on the same wavelength... which is important if magic is to be weaved!

"It's rather late (early?) so I better hit the sack as I expect an intense long session tomorrow (today). Ted and Will arrive late tonight and I plan to have all the scratch guitar tracks recorded by Thursday evening when we begin tracking drums. Looking forward to a productive and enjoyable time making this record out here. Check in with ya again sometime soon..."

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Drama To Release New Album

Russian black metallers Drama have announced they have inked a record deal with Black Devastation Records. The band will be releasing their new album "As In Empty Grave" through Black Devastation. Additional details on the album's release date will be announced as they are made available. Sample Drama songs can be heard through the band's official MySpace page.

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Line-Up Announced For California Metalfest

The 2010 edition of the California Metalfest will take place from May 15th - 16th in Pomona, California. The currently confirmed line-up is as follows: Job For A Cowboy, Fear Factory, Bleeding Through, Whitechapel, The Faceless, Born of Osiris, Dying Fetus, Earth Crisis, Arsis, Cattle Decapitation, Decrepit Birth, Misery Index, Gaza, Annotations of an Autopsy, Arsonists Get All The Girls, and Oceano. More details on the California Metalfest can be found at this location.

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Nevermore Announces Three Shows With Death Angel

Nevermore have announced three upcoming headlining European tour dates in May with special guests Death Angel. The details are as follows:

05.16.2010 (B) VOSSELAAR / Biebob
05.18.2010 (UK) LONDON / O2 Academy Islington
05.19.2010 (NL) UDEN / De Pul

Nevermore's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

5/13 2010 Metalfest Open Air (Germany) Dessau
5/14 2010 Metalfest Open Air (Austria) Mining
5/15 2010 Metalfest Open Air (Switzerland) Pratteln
5/16 2010 7:00PBiebob Vosselaar
5/18 2010 7:00PO2 Academy Islington London
5/19 2010 7:00PDe Pul Uden
5/21 2010 Metalfest Open Air (Hungary) Budapest
5/22 2010 Metalfest Open Air (Czech Republic) Pilsen
5/23 2010 Rock Hard Festival Gelsenkirchen
6/19 2010 Hellfest Clisson
7/4 2010 Unirock Festival Istanbul, Istanbul
7/6 2010 Metalcamp Tolmin
7/17 2010 Bang Your Head Fest Balingen

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Nightrage Postpones Mexican Tour

Greek metallers Nightrage have issued the following statement about postponing the previously announced Mexican tour dates:

"To all our fans in Mexico, unfortunately our tour in Mexico (originally planned to start the 5th of March) has been postponed. This is due to several reasons beyond our control, travel arrangements being one of them. The tour has tentatively been planned to start in mid-May instead. We will post new information about exact dates, venues, etc as quickly as possible!

"We hope that everyone who had planned to see us in the upcoming days have the possibility to reschedule to May instead. Looking forward as hell to seeing you guys!!"

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Paul Di'Anno Announces Scandinavian Tour

Former Iron Maiden vocalist Paul Di'anno has announced the following upcoming Scandinavian tour dates in March:

3/11 2010 Club Virus, Örebro,Sweden
3/12 2010 The Cave, Stockholm,Sweden
3/13 2010 Backstage Rockbar,Trollhättan,Sweden
3/14 2010 The Rock, Copenhagen, Denmark
3/17 2010 On The Rocks, Helsinki, Finland
3/18 2010 Amarillo/Bepop,Porvoo, Finland
3/19 2010 Club Garage Royal,Vaasa, Finland
3/20 2010 Nuclear Nightclub,Oulu, Finland

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Sales of New Burzum Album to Aid Haiti Victims

According the the official blog of Burzum's Current label, "Byelobog Productions announced that proceeds of the forthcoming Burzum album “Belus” will benefit victims of the earthquake in Haiti."

According to Vikernes, “Black metal is not a label I use for my music any longer,” said Vikernes. “It was the dark, the Dionysiac, and that is a force no man can control. Instead, I pursue the pure and honorable, which includes racial purity for Norwegians, and helping those who suffer misfortunes in life.” Vikernes added that the album will be released March 8 worldwide, including in quake-stricken Haiti.

The exact percentage of money from album sales is unknown at this point in time.

Read the full article at Burzum “Belus” proceeds to Haiti earthquake victims.

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The Defiled To Tour With (Hed)P.E.

The Defiled has issued the following update about taking the place of Threat Signal on the U.K. stretch of the upcoming (Hed)p.e. European tour:

"In perfect timing for the healing of my broken hand, are debut shows of 2010 have been brought forward due to the last minuet cancellation of a support band. We’ve just been asked to support the very awesome (Hed)p.e. on the home stretch of their upcoming UK tour. I paid an extortionate amount of money to a tout to watch (Hed)p.e. play at the LA2 about 10 years ago so it’s a great privilege to be sharing the stage with them this time around. We’re going to be playing the final 3 shows of their tour in London, Brighton and Southampton so hopefully we’ll see a few familiar faces along the way."

The Defiled's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

3/16 2010 The Underworld - with (Hed)p.e. London
3/17 2010 Talking Heads - with (Hed)p.e. Southampton
3/18 2010 The Engine Rooms - with (Hed)p.e. Brighton
3/21 2010 Relentless Garage - London Supporting Delain
4/9 2010 Gorefest @ The Roadmender Northampton

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Threat Signal Cancels European Tour

Canada's Threat Signal has issued the following update about canceling their upcoming European tour dates:

"To all fans and friends of Threat Signal, we sincerely regret to inform you that our 2010 European tour dates w/ (Hed) Pe & Atilla have been officially canceled. The tour will still go on; however, we will not be performing on it. We had worked very hard to make this tour even considerably possible, but due to financial difficulties we’ve had to abandon ship. We’re back thousands more dollars than we originally expected, and we’ve been struggling ever since to find affordable means of transportation. We cannot justify or even find the amount of money needed to make this tour possible for us anymore…

"Our hearts are broken, this would have been Threat Signal’s first European Tour. On the upside, we’ve had an amazing North American run w/ EPICA & Blackguard and are looking forward to confirmed dates in Canada. The more people that show their support locally will ultimately help us land these tours overseas. Even if you can’t make it out to a show you can show your TS support by purchasing some new merchandise at Kill The 8 Online Merch Store, and music from iTunes and Amazon.

"Once again, we apologize a million times over and over to our friends and fans in Europe who expected us on the tour. We’re currently working extremely hard with our agents and record label to find another tour in Europe before the year is over. We promise to make this up to those who were looking forward to seeing us live. Thank you so much for understanding our situation."

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Tristania Checks In From The Studio

Bassist Ole Vistnes of Tristania has checked in from the recording studio with the following update about the band's new album:

"Hello people! Thought I´d give you a short summary of the last few weeks. As you maybe know, (twitter anyone?), we have been busy in the studio, and we are now hours away from being finished with the recording of the new album. We started out six weeks ago in Oslo. Me and Anders then spent three days in a project studio with Waldemar, just going through all the arrangements, details and putting final touches to the songs. One of the songs was not complete, and together with Waldemar we co-wrote the rest of the song. It´s called 'Vulture' and will be one of the heavier tracks on the album!

"Then after three days we moved on to Tanken Studio in Sandvika outside Oslo to record the drums. Tanken Studio is run by Fredrik Wallumrød, drummer of norwegian rock act El Caco. He was engineering the drum recordings, which happened in an awesome huge round room that used to be an actual tank (hence the name...) for color in clothes production. Me, Anders and Tarald spent seven great days there. We instantly hit it off with Fredrik, who is an outstanding engineer/producer, but most of all an incredible nice guy!

"After Tarald was done with his recordings, we set the course westward, to Stavanger. There we rented a room in what used to be one of the finest studios around back in the ninetees. Now there is no commercial studio there, but the room acoustics and sound preparations are the same, and the room sounds amazing for recording. We set up some of our own equipment, and some rented, hi-class equipment, and we were set for two weeks of guitar/bass/violin/Østen recording. This is where Pete Johansen did his work. It was really nice for me to meet him for the first time, and it was really enjoyable to listen to him and Anders reminisce about the old times and share stories and memories of the tours and recordings. More...

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Inmoria Parts With Record Label

Swedish metallers Inmoria have announced they have parted ways with their record label Massacre Records. The band is currently in the process of seeking out a new label to release future albums. Sample Inmoria tracks are also available for streaming via their official MySpace page. The video clip for Inmoria's track "In My Dreams" can be viewed below. More...

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One Without Posts Denmark Tour Footage

Swedish gothic metallers One Without have posted the second in a two part series of video clips from their recent tour dates in Denmark. The footage can be viewed below.

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Gotham O.D Streaming New Album Samples

Gotham O.D released their new album "Disbeliever" today, March 3rd, 2010. The band is currently streaming several sample songs online from the album via their MySpace page.

The track listing is as follows:

A-side:
1. Into the Light
2. Glowing Goodbyes
3. Brave?
4. Change (Home/Later/Silence)
5. I Will Prevail
6. Grind

B-side:
7. My Reflection
8. Disbeliever
9. The Circle
10. Till the End
11. Mea Gloria Fides
12. Just Kill Me

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Line-Up Announced For SWR Festival

Ireland's Mourning Beloveth are the latest act to be confirmed for Portugal's SWR festival, which takes place from April 30th to May 2nd, 2010. More details on the SWR festival can be found at this location. Other confirmed acts include Dying Fetus, Orphaned Land, Beneath the Massacre, Zeni Geva, Men Eater, Defeated Sanity, Putrid Pile, KK Null, Process of Guilt, Nesseria, Cerebral Bore, Crysys, Kryptos, Prayers of Sanity, and Suffocation.

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Apocalyptica Reveals New Album Title

Finnish metal band APOCALYPTICA has announced that their upcoming album will be titled "7th Symphony." The new album will follow up their chart-topping release "Worlds Collide." "7th Symphony" will be Apocalyptica's 7th studio album. The band recently announced tour dates in their native Finland with more international dates to be revealed soon.

Upcoming Apocalyptica tour dates are as follows:

2/20/10 FI – Helsinki – Kaapelitehdas (Finnish Metal Expo)
3/11/10 FI – Savonlinna – Savonlinnasali
3/12/10 FI – Lahti – Sibeliustalo
3/13/10 FI – Kuopio – Musiikkikeskus
3/19/10 FI – Levi - Hullu Poro Areena
3/20/10 FI – Oulu – Teatria
3/21/10 FI – Seinäjoki – Rytmikorjaamo
3/22/10 FI – Turku – Konserttitalo
3/23/10 FI – Tampere – Tampere-talo
3/24/10 FI – Hämeenlinna – Verkatehdas
3/28/10 UA – Dnepropetrovsk – Sport Palace
3/30/10 UA – Odessa – Sport Palace
3/31/10 UA – Kiev – Port Palace
4/2/10 BY – Minsk - Palace of Republic

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Torture Squad Completes New Album

Brazilian death/thrash metal band TORTURE SQUAD finished new album, "Aequilibrium," recorded, mixed and mastered by Brendan Duffey and Adriano Daga at Norcal Studio in São Paulo, Brazil.

Bassist Castor comments, “The result of that work was perfect and like we’re imagine, heavy and clean. We got to put all our ideas for the album, and with a help of Brendan and Adriano, our songs were bold and highlighted.”

"Aequilibrium" is the sixth studio album by TORTURE SQUAD and will be released in South America, USA and Europe early in the second half of this year by Wacken Records.

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Order Of Ennead Posts Making of New Music Video

Kevin Quirion, guitarist/vocalist of the Tampa-based extreme metal band, ORDER OF ENNEAD has created a short clip that takes fans behind the scenes of their new music video for the song, "The Concept of Our Extinction." Familiar with every step of the process, Quirion gives a brief tour of the Advanced Media facility where it is being shot and edited. The clip also provides a small taste of what the finished video will bring.

Quirion comments, "First day of shooting went very well. The guys at Advanced Media are doing a great job at capturing the footage. I put together a little behind the scenes footage so you can see the entire process. Couple more weeks and the video should be ready. All we need now is the band performance shots. Just waiting for John Li to get out of class and those scenes will be done. Enjoy"

Watch a behind the scenes look at the filming of "The Concept of Our Extinction:"

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Solium XI Reveals New Album Details

Solium XI has revealed the tracklisting and artwork for their new album, "The legacy ov Poison Blood," which is as follows:

01. Viimeinen Aion
02. Envenom Anima mundi
03. Raging primeval sea
04. Onwards what is Not
05. A.M.A.G.
06. Chthonik current
07. V.I.T.R.I.O.L
08. Azothian unmanifesto
09. Dead stellar sights
10. Absence ov matter and light
11. The legacy ov poison blood

Solium XI has also announced the departure of their guitarist/vocalist Volac. The band comments, "Now, at the dawning of the second album, there couldn't be worse time to announce
this news, but Volac has decided to leave Solium XI. Reasons for this will not be explained
further, but it's better to quit than continue half-heartedly."

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Impartial Dismemberment Begins Writing New Songs

Impartial Dismemberment has issued the following update:

"We have been gone for awhile so we figured to let everyone know what is up. Our guitarist/founder George is back and writing a ton of material. Also we have picked up a new guitarist D'andre Tyre. We have an all new set including two older songs rewritten and we have played a few shows. We will be fixing and revising all the kinks in our songs and then in the next 2 weeks we will be going into the studio for a 7 track EP."

"A new myspace layout and new songs should be up in the upcoming month. Keep on a look out for that. This summer we plan to go on an East Coast tour and we will be doing weekends along the East Coast as well. We will be coming back heavier, technical, and tougher than ever so brace yourselves."

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Madder Mortem Reveals New EP Details

Norway’s avant-garde metal band, Madder Mortem, will be releasing a new EP, "Where Dream and Day Collide," due out this May on Peaceville Records. The EP contains three brand new songs along with the single and album versions of the title track, taken from the sublime 2009 release, "Eight Ways."

The tracklisting for ‘Where Dream and Day Collide’ is as follows:

1. Where Dream and Day Collide (single edit version)
2. Jitterheart
3. The Purest Strain
4. Quietude
5. Where Dream and Day Collide (album version)

Artwork appears courtesy of Christian Ruud, who, along with Kim Holm and the people at Toxic, are also responsible for the breathtaking visuals on the suitably mysterious ‘Where Dream and Day Collide’ music video, which will be included on the disc and can be seen here.

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Stigma Posts New Song Online

Italian horror-inspired extreme metal band STIGMA has unveiled their first single, “Prove You Are a Man!” Coming off of the band’s sophomore album "Concerto for the Undead," the track features a guest appearance by Jon Hunt (ex-DEAD TO FALL). “Prove You Are a Man!” is available at the band’s MySpace page.

"Concerto for the Undead" was produced at Fear Studio by ex-BLEEDING THROUGH and current BRING ME THE HORIZON guitarist Jona Weinhofen and was mixed & mastered by Scott Atkins (BEHEMOTH, CRADLE OF FILTH, SYLOSIS). The album is due out April 30th in Europe, May 3rd in the UK and May 4th in North America via Pivotal Rockordings. The album features lyrics centered on the cult-classic comic book series Tales from the Crypt and includes guest vocal appearances by Jamie Hope (ex-THE RED SHORE) and Jon Hunt (ex-DEAD TO FALL). Artwork for the album features stunning comic illustrations of the band’s now patent horror themed lyrics and was created by Andrea Berton of Corefolio Design (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, WINDS OF PLAGUE). More...

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Kalmah Posts New Music Video Online

Finnish Kalmah has posted their latest music video, "12 Guage," online. Watch it below:

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Cathedral Posts New Song Online

British doom metal legends Cathedral has posted a new song online entitled, "Edwige's Eye." You can check it out by heading to the bands official Myspace page. The song comes from the band's forthcoming new double album, "The Guessing Game" which will be released in Europe on March 26th, with a North American release of April 20th to follow.

The tracklisting for the album is as follows:

1. Immaculate Misconception
2. Funeral Of Dreams
3. Painting In The Dark
4. Death Of An Anarchist
5. The Guessing Game
6. Edwige's Eyes
7. One Dimensional People
8. Casket Chasers
9. La Noche Del Buque Maldito (aka Ghost Ship Of The Blind Dead)
10. The Running Man
11. Requiem For The Voices
12. Journeys Into Jade

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Bret Michaels Teams Up With Miley Cyrus

Sometimes you can't even make up headlines like this. Bret Michaels, lead vocalist of Poison, reality TV star, actor, and solo musician, has just released the single "Nothing To Lose." Knowing that the song had potential to cross genres, Michaels recorded it a number of ways; solo, acoustic, and as a duet with Disney star Miley Cyrus.

All five versions of the country-rock ballad are now available on CD at the singer's website and the single featuring Cyrus hit iTunes yesterday, Tuesday, March 2nd.

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Los Pirates Signs with Punishment 18 Records

PUNISHMENT 18 RECORDS has announced the signing of Italian heavy metal band Lost Pirates. In the coming months their debut album, "Heavy Piracy" (reviewed here), will be re-released and more widely available to all metalheads. The band is inspired by the most representative acts of the mainstream heavy scene as well as 70s Italian progressive rock.

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

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