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Metal News for March 31, 2010

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34 news articles posted on this day.

The Alien Blakk Announces Special Edition Album

Century Media is offering a special limited edition package deal on the new release from The Alien Blakk, entitled "Bekoming." The package will include a special pick pack with the new recording as well as a limited edition (50) pick pack that includes five different double sided guitar picks that have art that will never be offered again. There is also a special limited number of reissue CDs of "Modes Of Alienation," the debut release from The Alien Blakk (previously only available as a European only release).

CM Distro buyer Eric Williams commented: "I’ve known Josh [Alien Blakk founder Joshua Craig] for many years and I’m very happy and excited to work with him in this way. The Alien Blakk are a great metal band. The music, line-up and musicians featured are top notch and this band deserves your attention."

The Alien Blakk is also playing a free concert to celebrate the release of their new offering on Tueday, April 6 in Chandler, Arizona with David Ellefson of Megadeth. "Bekoming" is due on April 6 via retail outlets in North America through Alien Records and via this location (all copies purchased from the web site will include an autograph). The CD will feature additional guest appearances by Deron Miller (CKY), Eric A.K. (FLOTSAM AND JETSAM), Kevin Talley (DAATH), Donnie Hamby (DOUBLE DRIVE) as well as contributions from Ellefson and Craig Nielsen (drums; FLOTSAM AND JETSAM).

The "Bekoming" track listing is as follows: More...

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TFD To Play Free Live Show Tomorrow Night

Pennsylvania grindcore act Total Fucking Destruction has issued the following update about playing a free show tomorrow night, April 1st with Vise Massacre and Wastelander:

"Hi folks! In the better late than never dep’t: Tfd is playing in NCY tomorrow night: it is a free show with free beer, but you do have to sign up n rsvp online. We will be playing tons of new songs like nekropunk, dudehammer, crypto-apoptosis and time theft, and a Nasum cover. All the info is below:

"Thursday, April 1 Tonesofdeath.com Night! Sponsored by Scion, Revolver, and MetalSucks. Fontana's, 105 Eldridge St., New York, NY 10002, Phone: 212-334-6740. RSVP at this location."

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Annihilator Announces Festival Appearances

Canadian thrashers Annihilator have been confirmed to play at various festivals this Summer. The band will be co-headlinging the Kaliakra Rock Fest 2010, which is set to take place on July 25th in Kavarna, Bulgaria. Annihilator has also been confirmed for the following:

Hellfest (France) - June 19th
Rockweekend (Sweden, co-headliner) - July 8th
Masters of Rock (Czech Republic, co-headliner) - July 17th

Guitarist and main man Jeff Waters comments: "Looking forward to playing for my good metal friends in Europe this Summer at these awesome festivals. I'm also looking forward to meeting some of you at the signing session in Paris this Thursday, 1st April and in Athens on 21st April in Greece."

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Emergency Gate Posts New Album Teaser Trailer

Germany's Emergency Gate has posted a new teaser trailer online for their upcoming album "The Nemesis Construct," which can be viewed below. "The Nemesis Construct" is set to be released on April 30th, 2010.

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King Of Asgard Comemnts On Recording Session

Swedish folk metal act King of Asgard has issued the following update about recording the band's Metal Blade debut album at Sonic Train studio:

"Leaving the Sonic Train... We're done with recording the album at Sonic Train Studios, more in depth details to come in short. Everything's went out well and we're more than satisfied with the outcome of this recording sessions. Looking forward to the release later on, the summer of 2010. It's been a helluva great stay at Sonic Train Studios with Andy LaRocque at the helm. So, all the best to him as well as greatest of recommendations to his studio! Cheers n' sögel!"

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Horseback Signs To Relapse Records

Relapse Records has issued the following update about inking a record deal with Horseback:

"Relapse Records is proud to announce the signing of North Carolina’s Horseback. Horseback, the brainchild of Jenks Miller, has released two full-length albums since forming in 2007. The band’s second full-length, The Invisible Mountain, will be re-released through Relapse later this summer. Audio samples from The Invisible Mountain and more can be heard online now via the Horseback MySpace page."

Miller commented on the signing: "Horseback is an ever-evolving project which will explore a variety of sounds and approaches in its lifetime. I am glad to have the opportunity to work with Relapse, and have long admired their commitment to new and challenging music."

The band is currently writing for the follow-up album to "The Invisible Mountain," a companion album that is tentatively titled "Half Blood." Additional details on this release will be announced soon.

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Every Time I Die Updates Tour Schedule

Every Time I Die has updated their North American tour schedule with the following tour dates:

3/30 - Las Vegas, NV - Area 702 Skatepark (w/Polar Bear Club, Trapped Under Ice)
3/31 - Tucson, AZ - The Rock (w/Four Year Strong, Polar Bear Club, Trapped Under Ice)
4/1 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre (w/Polar Bear Club, Trapped Under Ice)
4/2 - Lubbock, TX -Tequila Jungle (w/Four Year Strong, Polar Bear Club, Trapped Under Ice)
4/3 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom (w Polar Bear Club, Trapped Under Ice)
4/5 - Louisville, KY - Headliners (w/Four Year Strong, Polar Bear Club, Trapped Under Ice)
4/6 - Erie, PA - The Hangout (w/Four Year Strong, Polar Bear Club, Trapped Under Ice)
7/2 - Houston, TX - The Showgrounds (Warped Tour)
7/3 - Dallas, TX - Superpages.com Center (Warped Tour)
7/5 - St. Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (Warped Tour)
7/6 - Indianapolis, IN - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (Warped Tour)
7/7 - Burgettstown, PA - Post Gazette Pavillion (Warped Tour)
7/8 - Cleveland, OH - Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre (Warped Tour)
7/9 - Toronto, ON - Arrow Hall (Warped Tour)
7/10 - Montreal, QC - Parc Jean Drapeau (Warped Tour)
7/11 - Hartford, CT - Comcast Theater (Warped Tour)
7/13 - Mansfield, MA - Comcast Center (Warped Tour)
7/14 - Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake P.A.C. (Warped Tour)
7/15 - Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion (Warped Tour)
7/16 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center (Warped Tour)
7/17 - Uniondale, NY - Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum (Warped Tour)
7/18 - Oceanport, NJ - Monmouth Park Racetrack (Warped Tour)
7/20 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion (Warped Tour)
7/21 - Virginia Beach, VA - Virginia Beach Amphitheatre (Warped Tour)
7/22 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Charlotte (Warped Tour)
7/23 - St. Petersburg, FL - Vinoy Park (Warped Tour)
7/24 - West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheater (Warped Tour)
7/25 - Orlando, FL - Central Florida Fairgrounds (Warped Tour)
7/26 - Atlanta, GA - Lakewood Amphitheater (Warped Tour)
7/28 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center (Warped Tour)
7/29 - Milwaukee, WI - Marcus Amphitheater (Warped Tour)
7/30 - Detroit, MI - Comerica Park (Warped Tour)
7/31 - Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre (Warped Tour)
8/1 - Shakopee, MI - Canterbury Park (Warped Tour)
8/2 - Bonner Springs, KS - Sandstone Amphitheatre (Warped Tour)
8/5 - Calgary, AB - Race City Speedway (Warped Tour)
8/7 - Salt Lake City, UT - Utah State Fairgrounds (Warped Tour)
8/8 - Denver, CO - Invesco Field (Warped Tour)
8/11 - Pomona, CA - Pomona Fairplex (Warped Tour)
8/12 - Marysville, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre (Warped Tour)
8/13 - Nampa, ID - Idaho Center Amphitheatre (Warped Tour)
8/14 - George, WA - Gorge Amphitheater (Warped Tour)
8/15 - Hillsboro, OR - Washington County Fairgrounds (Warped Tour)

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Leaves' Eyes Checks In From The Road

Leaves' Eyes guitarist Sander van der Meer has checked in from the road with the following tour report:

"Hello everyone! So here we are in Paris at the venue Elysee Montmarte, which is an absolutely stunning venue. Since the tour started, all the venues we played have been sold out, and the responses from the crowds have been awesome. The last two days off we spent at the camping site here in Paris having a blast with sightseeing and partying at the camping site.

"The battery-charged Mini-Marshall stack even allowed us to do an intensive jam session 'till we almost got kicked off the campingsite! Sorry for that. Its only Rock'n Roll, but we liked it. Tonite we are playing the 5th show of the tour and we are about to leave for more sightseeing @ Montmartre! Greetings to all of you, hope to see you at the shows!"

Leaves' Eyes still has the following upcoming tour dates: More...

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Mysteriarch Recruits New Guitarist

North Carolina black metallers Mysteriarch have issued the following update about recruiting a new guitarist:

"We have recently recruited guitarist Belroth (Trent McCall: ex-Apotheosys, ex-Omniscient, ex-Ensurrection, ex-Envenom Thy Winds, ex-DarkMoon, etc.) as the newest member of the Mysteriarch horde. Not long ago we recruited guitarist Vathaiat (Vesterian), however he was unable to fulfill the obligations of the band due to his demanding schedule. Belroth will be performing live with us at the Invocation of the Unlight Metalfest @ Ground Zero (Spartanburg, SC) on Saturday, April 24th, 2010. We are still auditioning for a bass guitarist for live/studio work. Any (serious and professionally-minded) individuals who are interested in the position can contact us for an audition. More band updates/info soon to come...stay tuned!"

Mysteriarch also has the following upcoming tour dates:

4/24 2010 GROUND ZERO - Invocation of the Unlight Metalfest Spartanburg, South Carolina
5/14 2010 CHARLOTTE’S UNDERGROUND Charlotte, North Carolina
5/30 2010 NEW BROOKLAND TAVERN West Columbia, South Carolina

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Orphaned Land To Support Metallica In Israel

Israeli metallers Orphaned Land have announced they will be supporting Metallica on May 22nd at the Ramat Gan Stadium. Orphaned Land's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

4/5 2010 Riding 3 Tel-Aviv - IL
4/29 2010 Salamandra 1 Barcelona - ES
4/30 2010 Sala El Grito Madrid - ES
5/1 2010 Santiago Alquimista Lisboa - PT
5/2 2010 SWR Barroselas MetalFest Barroselas - PT
5/9 2010 Marche Gare Lyon - FR
5/10 2010 Dynamo Werk 21 Zürich - CH
5/11 2010 La Laiterie Club Strasbourg - FR
5/12 2010 Herb En Zic Festival Besancon - FR
5/14 2010 Le Nouveau Casino Paris - FR
5/15 2010 Le Ferrailleur Nantes - FR
5/22 2010 Ramat Gan Stadium Ramat Gan - IL
5/23 2010 Rock Hard Festival Gelsenkirchen - DE
6/26 2010 Gods of Metal 2010 Turin - IT
6/27 2010 The Underworld London - UK
8/5 2010 Wacken Open Air Wacken - DE
8/20 2010 Summer Breeze Open Air Dinkelsbuehl - DE
8/21 2010 Metal Méan Festival VI Méan - BE

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Periphery Announces New Album Release Date

Periphery has issued the following update about the release of the band's upcoming self-titled album:

"Ladjies and Djentlemen, it is here! After years of anticipation, the album is done, packaged, ready to be mailed to your doorstep/iPod! We've been busy - touring with great bands/friends such as Kittie, Veil of Maya, Structures - and we are currently out with Fear Factory! But it doesn't stop there. The record is filled with surprises - one of which we'll share with you here: We are honored to have Jeff Loomis of Nevermore on our record, who performed a guest solo!!

"There's more where that came from, so keep your eyes peeled. We have a special treat for all of the amazing fans who have been pre-ordering the record, and we'll have another special announcement coming soon! In the meantime, go get that record! NORTH AMERICA - APRIL 20TH 2010, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 16TH 2010, UK/EUROPE/JAPAN - COMING SOON!"

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Shadows Fall Posts More "Ask A Band" Videos

Shadows Fall has posted two more clips online from their appearance on Fuel TV's "Ask a Band" segment. These clips, which cover the band's thoughts on the weirdest venue and grossest food, can be viewed below.

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Testament Updates Tour Schedule

Testament has updated their European and North American tour schedule with the following string of upcoming live shows:

4/17 Quezon City, Philippines Amoranto Stadium – Pulp Summer Slam 10 Festival
5/13 Switzerland, Pratte – Metal Fest Open Air Fest
5/14 Germany, Dessau – Metal Fest Open Air Fest
5/15 Austria, Minning – Metal Fest Open Air Fest
7/02 Helsinki, Finland – Tuska Open Air Fest
7/04 Plezen, Czech Republic – Basin FireFest
7/23 Pavillon de la Jeunesse, Quebec City, QC CANADA
7/24 Heavy MTL, Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, QC CANADA
7/26 Metro Centre, Halifax, NS CANADA
7/27 Moncton Coliseum, Moncton, NB CANADA
7/29 Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, ONT CANADA
7/30 John Labatt Centre Center, London, ONT CANADA
8/11 Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls, NY
8/12 Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ
8/14 Tsongas Arena, Boston, MA
8/15 Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
8/16 Chevrolet Theatre, Wallingford, CT
8/18 Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre, Cleveland, OH
8/19 Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI
8/20 UIC Pavillon, Chicago, IL
8/21 Roy Wilkins Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN
8/23 Cap Fed Park @ Sandstone Arena, Kansas City, KS
8/25 Magness Arena, Denver, CO
8/26 Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, NM
8/27 Dodge Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
8/29 Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre, San Diego, CA
8/30 Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA
8/31 Cow Palace, San Francisco, CA
9/01 Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA
9/03 Wamu Theatre, Seattle, WA
9/04 Washington County Fairgrounds, Portland, OR

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To-Mera Track Featured On New Compilation Album

To-Mera has issued the following update about their song "Another World" appearing on a new compilation album that is raising money to help with the disaster in Haiti:

"Hi everyone, 'Another world' (Earthbound EP) features on the 'Haiti Projekt', a prog metal compilation hoping to raise funds to help tackle the humanitarian disaster following the recent earthquake. Other artists include Neal Morse (Neal Morse, Spocks Beard), IZZ, Roine Stolt (Agents of Mercy, Transatlantic, Flower Kings), Randy George (Ajalon), Dave Meros (Dave Meros, Spocks Beard), and Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Planet X)."

More information on the compilation project can be found at this location.

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Verjnuarmu To Release New Single

Finland's Verjnuarmu has issued the following brief update about releasing a new single and music video on April 19th, 2010:

"The downloadable 'Kuvajaenen' single and video will be released on April 19th. Premiere of the video is screened at Sataman Helmi, Kuopio (Finland) at April 17th. Tickets for the event are sold in advance by Sataman Helmi."

You can check out sample Verjnuarmu tracks at the band's MySpace page. They also have the following upcoming tour dates:

4/17 2010 Sataman Helmi Kuopio
5/22 2010 Pub Katse Jyväskylä
5/29 2010 Osmantupa Eura
7/23 2010 Sandels Rock Iisalmi

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Ravenhelm Streaming New Music

U.S. based blackened folk metallers Ravenhelm are currently streaming four new tracks online. The songs "Across Njord's Blue - Part 1," "Runemal," "As The Runes Paint The Menhir," and a re-recorded version of their song "Hail Our Father Wotan" can be heard at the band's official MySpace page.

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Skyforger Checks In With Studio Report

Latvian pagan metal act Skyforger will release their sixth studio album "Kurbads" in Europe on April 23rd and in North America on May 11th through Metal Blade Records. The band is currently streaming a new song online from the album titled "In The Underworld," which can be heard here. Skyforger has also posted a video report online from the studio recording session, which can be viewed below.

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Juno Bloodlust Streaming New Songs

Japanese solo black metal artist Juno Bloodlust contributed two songs to the "Oriental Abyss" split album, which was released in February 2010 through Zero Dimensional records. Juno Bloodlust is currently streaming both tracks from the split album online. The songs "Total Eclipse, Sinister Prophet" and "In This Coffin of Immortelles" can be heard via the official Juno Bloodlust MySpace page.

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Funeral In Heaven Videos From Rise and Assault

High quality footage of Sri Lankan hella metal band Funeral In Heaven performing at Rise and Assault has been posted online. Check out the live performance videos of "Colors of Bhimpalaasri" and "ABHAAWAYA (The Origins of Evil)" below.

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Ferox Canorus Posts New Music Online

New Jersey progressive metal band Ferox Canorus has posted demos of two new songs, "Freedom" and "The Avenger," on their MySpace page. The songs feature keyboardist Chris Colalillo on vocals. The tracks comes off their upcoming EP.

The band has also announced a last minute gig tonight, March 31st, at the Phoenix Club in Haskell NJ.

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Impaled Nazarene Announces New Album

Finnish black metal band Impaled Nazarene has issued the following update:

"We have decided to re-sign with Osmose Productions once again. It was actually very easy decision to make: We are celebrating 20 years of I.N. on November 2010. All our full length. albums have come out on Osmose and basically we felt no other label should have our anniversary album."

"We will enter Hellhole Studio (Helsinki) in late summer to record our 11th full length album. Album title tba. We have been busy working on new songs, we have four ready We have two shows left (April 10th in Helsinki, Finland and May 1st in Switzerland) and after. them we stop playing shows till new album is out. We will fully concentrate on making our strongest. album to date. Not only we will have new album out on November 2010."

"We will play our 20th anniversary show in Kuopio, the most metal city in Finland. This show will. be on 20th of November at Henry´s Pub club. We will FINALLY record live dvd there. We chose Kuopio and Henry´s Pub simply because Kuopio has the best audience in Finland and Henry´s Pub is the best club in Finland. Yes it is small but perfect for live dvd recording."

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Cycle of Pain Posts New Song, "Do My Work," Online

New Jersey metal band Cycle of Pain has posted a new song, entitled "Do My Work," on their MySpace page. The band has also issued the following update:

"'DO MY WORK' Was awarded the 2010 DOOBIE AWARD for POT SONG OF THE YEAR...by High Times Bobby Black and Fans. Check it out. Now playing top bill on our page."

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Kistvaen Posts Music Video For "Void" Online

Romanian black metal band Kistvaen has posted the music video for the song "Void." The song was recorded and mixed by Marius Costache. The music video was done by Costin Chioreanu.

The band has also announced the following upcoming Romanian shows:

Apr 01 - Club Suburbia - Bucharest
Aug 06 - OST Mountain Fest - Valea Cerbului - Busteni
Oct 16 - The Silver Church Club - Bucharest

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The Empire Shall Fall Debuts New Music Video

Rhode Island progressive metal/hardcore band The Empire Shall Fall has debuted their new music video for "Lords of War" on Noisecreep. The track comes off their latest album, "Awaken," which was released on November 17th, 2009 via Angle Side Side Records. Watch the video below:

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Gothmog Cancels Death Generation Fest Appearance

Spanish symphonic black metal act Gothmog has issued the following update about canceling their previously announced appearance at the 2010 edition of the Death Generation festival:

"Cancellation of Generation Death Fest! For reasons beyond the control of Gothmog, we are sorry to announce that it has canceled the concert we were going to give in Elche with Mortis and Death Cruentus Generation Band. From within the band we regret this incident and we encourage you to come and see us at our upcoming concerts."

Gothmog still has the following upcoming live shows:

4/17 2010 Concentración motera Novelda, Alicante
5/1 2010 Sala Stereo (Gothmog + Mortis Cruentus + Noctem) Alicante, Alicante

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Whitechapel Reveals New Album Details Online

Knoxville, Tennessee's WHITECHAPEL has released the cover art and track listing for their upcoming new album, "A New Era of Corruption," which is due out on June 8th via Metal Blade Records. "The album is finally 100% complete and we couldn't be more excited. I think this record truly represents where we are as musicians at this point in our career. A New Era of Corruption is the heaviest and most aggressive material we have written to date," comments guitarist and founding member Alex Wade, Some of you may notice that the title of the new record, A New Era of Corruption, is a line from the song 'Possession' off of our last album This Is Exile. We wanted to name the CD this to bring a little flavor from 'This Is Exile' into the new CD, as well as I think the name represents this new age of extreme metal that we are currently rising in. The album is not a concept record like This Is Exile was. It just has its own general theme and each song deals with its own topic track by track." More...

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Eternal Legacy Issues Studio Update

Ohio power metal band ETERNAL LEGACY has finished recording drum tracks for 9 new songs for their forthcoming third studio album entitled "Seeking No Peace" (due out this summer on Auburn Records). Recording is taking place at the band's own Mercinary Studios in Cleveland, Ohio. ETERNAL LEGACY guitarist/vocalist Jason Vanek is handling the production duties.

"The drum tracks sound awesome", says guitarist Shaun Vanek. "Steve (Dukuslow) did a great job. They came out very heavy, just the way we wanted them. Jason and I made some improvements to the drum room and invested into buying more recording gear for the studio. We're very happy with the way things are progressing so far. This recording is going so much quicker than the last one. We are trying a new approach and finally getting the studio to the level we want it to be at. Our goal is to have this album ready in time for our trip to Wacken this summer."

ETERNAL LEGACY will be performing live at this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which takes place August 5-7, 2010 in Wacken, Germany.

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Thornium Posts New Music Online

Swedish black metal band THORNIUM has posted three songs, "I Am Perfection," "Qliphothic Raptures," and "Pacta Conventa Daemoniorum," on their MySpace page. The tracks come from their upcoming album "Fides Luciferius."

According to the band the album will contain ten songs and be released in April.

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Murderdolls Issues Studio Updates

Recently reunited band Murderdolls has issued the following studio update:

"Joey and Wednesday here with a weekend update. We spent the weekend busting our ass working away in the studio, and we are halfway through rhythm guitars and bass now. We should have all those tracks wrapped up in the next 2 days. We are working on getting a few special guest to appear on the album as well that's gonna blow you guys all away"

"All is well up here in the studio!! We should be done with basic guitars and bass today, and starting on lead vocals and lead guitar on wednesday. This album is turning into something unreal, we wish we could tell you more!"

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Taking Dawn Issues Second Road Report

Mikey Cross, guitarist of the Las Vegas hard rock band Taking Dawn, has issued the following tour report:

"We had our last 2 shows in Europe in Paris and Luxembourg. 2 killer fuckin shows! I would like to say that Paris might be holding the title for the most kickass crowd we have ever had. About 4000 fists pumping and fucking shit up! So much energy in that room. We made a crowd cam video of the show so you can check it out for yourself. Its called "A night in Paris 2" Its sorta like an unofficial sequel to the Paris Hilton sex tape."

Watch the video below:

Mikey Cross continues, "Last Night we played our first show ever in UK in Portsmouth. So far we are pretty excited about the UK. We have been told soo many badass stories about the people there.. legend says that there are no crowds that rock harder. Last night was a nice little taste but the crowds are not always the most important… Paris may currently hold the title for best crowd but UK is currently holding the "hot girl" title. Everywhere we go there all kinds of beautiful bitches runnin wild! And I mean that in the most respectful way possible. All these different accents make me want to stay over in this motherfucker and never go back to the states! Or maybe ill just stuff a few of them in my suitcase and bring them with me."

"We were confirmed for a new UK tour very soon. We cannot announce it yet but it will be amazing and it will be the biggest baddest fucking thing we have ever done! So excited. I sometimes wonder how we get these opportunities.. we are only decent musicians.. its probably just the way we look. We are usually voted "best looking band in the world". Its a poll that our parents and closest friends put together every year. Which reminds me, we were actually nominated for a METAL HAMMER Golden Gods award for "best new band" You should all follow this link and vote for us. We are sick of winning 'best looking band.' We want to win something else for a change!"

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Serj Tankian Reveals New Album Title

Former System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian has revealed that the title of his second solo album is to be "Imperfect Harmonies." The record will be released this summer through his own label, Serjical Strike and is said to include a mix of rock, electronic and jazz music amongst other genres.

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Phil Anselmo To Write Autobiography

Phil Anselmo, the lead singer of New Orleans supergroup Down and former frontman of Pantera and Superjoint Ritual, has announced that he will soon start work on his autobiography. He will be working on the book with Corey Mitchell of MetalSucks. More information, including the title, is expected to be revealed shortly.

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3 Inches of Blood Announces Canadian Tour

Vancouver's 3 Inches of Blood will embark on a Canadian tour with special guests Goatwhore this spring. Confirmed tour dates are as follows:

Apr. 29 Calgary, AB - Republik
Apr. 30 Regina, SK - Distrikt
May 01 Winnipeg, MB - Royal Albert
May 04 Ottawa, ON - Ritual
May 05 Quebec City, QC - Chez Dagobert
May 06 Fredericton, NB - Nicky Zee's (w/ Barn Burner)
May 07 Moncton, NB - Manhattan Club (w/ Barn Burner)
May 08 Halifax, NS - Paragon Theatre (w/ Barn Burner)
May 10 Rimouski, QC - Cactus Show Bar (w/ Barn Burner)
May 12 TBA
May 13 Toronto, ON - Mod Club
May 14 TBA
May 15 TBA
May 16 Thunder Bay, ON - Black Pirates Pub
May 18 Saskatoon, SK - Louis' Pub
May 19 Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
May 20 TBA
May 21 TBA
May 22 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre

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Membaris Issues New Album Update

German black metal act Membaris has issued the following update about releasing a third full-length album:

"Over two years of crime and passion lay behind us. Finally we can proclaim the release date for our third full-length album entitled 'Grenzgänger.' The odyssey through our nightmares starts on April, 23th. Some short facts: 55 minutes of cold, scornful Black Metal, performed with the velocity of light. Individual soundscapes shaped with the help of (among others) Tore Stjerna. Artwork by Fina Krüger, illustrating each song with a distinct painting. An album dedicated to the eerie wombs of nuclear light. Enjoy the hatred and don’t blame us for the delay. For all the rest we will remain silent and let the music speak."

Membaris tracks can be heard through the band's official MySpace page.

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