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Metal News for March 31, 2011

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35 news articles posted on this day.

Asking Alexandria Posts More Daily Habit Footage

More footage has been posted online from Asking Alexandria recent appearance on The Daily Habit. The video features the band performing "If You Can’t Ride Two Horses At Once, You Should Get Out Of The Circus." You can view the clip in the player below.

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Dr. Acula Announces New Tour Dates

Dr. Acula has revealed the dates for its upcoming North American tour. Other bands scheduled to appear include Aiden, Eyes Set To Kill, Vampires Everywhere and Get Scared. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.

05/09 Salt Lake City, UT – Avalon
05/10 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
05/11 Kansas City, MO – Beaumont Club
05/12 Sauget, IL – Pop’s Nite Club
05/13 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
05/14 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
05/15 St. Paul, MN – Station 4
05/17 Detroit, MI – Shelter
05/18 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
05/21 Raleigh, NC – The Brewery
05/22 Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
05/24 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre
05/25 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
05/27 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
05/28 Montreal, QC – Le National
05/29 Toronto, ON – The Annex
05/31 New York City, NY – Gramercy Theatre
06/01 Towson, MD – Recher Theatre
06/02 Wilmington, NC – The Soapbox Laundrolounge
06/03 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
06/04 Orlando, FL – The Social
06/05 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
06/07 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
06/08 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
06/09 Dallas, TX – The Door
06/10 El Paso, TX – Club 101
06/11 Tucson, AZ – Skrappy’s
06/12 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theatre
06/14 West Hollywood, CA – Key Club
06/15 Bakersfield, CA – Jerry’s Pizza & Pub
06/17 San Diego, CA – SOMA
06/18 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
06/19 Lancaster, CA – Mango Tango
06/20 Stockton, CA – Plea For Peace Center

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For Today Posts New Music Video Online

Christian metalcore act For Today has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "Seraphim" and can be viewed in the player below.

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Becoming The Archetype Posts Fourth Studio Blog

Becoming The Archetype has posted the fourth video in its ongoing studio blog series. You can view the footage in the player below.

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Gwar Offering Sex For Votes

Oderus Urungus has taken the unprecedented step of pledging sex with anyone who votes for GWAR to win the 2011 Revolver Golden Gods award for Best Live Performance. GWAR is up against industry mega-weights like Rammstein, Iron Maiden, Avenged Sevenfold, Megadeth and Sevendust.

"Our show is reality...we don't know what you mean by live performance...we get attacked by dinosaurs while doing what we enjoy best---luring you to your death with our mutant metal--and then slaughtering you! Don't let this category be won by a band whose show is just as good as the millions they can spend on it, all for an hour and a half show......vote for the band where the show never stops! Vote for GWAR!!!!"

But as an added "perk" Oderus has pledged that anybody who votes for GWAR will receive a sexual act of some kind...once again it's better to let Oderus speak for himself.

"I pledge to have sex with anyone who votes for us. It will all be arranged thru the interweb, and on the next tour I will personally meet our supporters out behind the trash dumpsters and fuck them, suck them, whatever they want. If they don't want to do that, then I will have sex with something they own, like a dog, or a lunch-box. I will also be glad to rough-up anyone, ya know, smack ya around a bit, throw you in the garbage, hell even kick ya in the tummy....won't kill ya though...want you to be able to brag about it to your co-workers."

Fans can vote at this location.

Balsac the Jaws of Death, GWAR's steel-faced guitarist had this to say about his lead singers latest desperate attempt to get publicity:

"Oderus having sex with the fans behind the dumpster is nothing to brag about. It happens all the time. But please, please, don't let Sevendust beat us..."

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Anterior Announces U.K. Tour Dates

Anterior has announced a string of upcoming headlining U.K. tour dates. Details on the shows are available in the tour poster below.

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You can also check out Anterior's music video for "Dead Divine" by heading to this location.

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Interview

Amon Amarth Talks The Rising Of Surtur

One of the best known names in melodic death metal, the Viking themed act Amon Amarth has now returned with "Surtur Rising," the latest foray from the band into tales of fire giants and war between gods.

As the Swedes sharpen their axes and polish off their helmets in preparation for upcoming U.S. and European invasions, drummer Fredrik Andersson spoke with Metalunderground.com about the new album "Surtur Rising" (reviewed here).

Below you can find Fredrik's thoughts on the band playing the entire album and songs from the back catalog for upcoming tour dates, how the release was recorded, and the band's stance on whether "Viking metal" is an accurate description of the music. More...

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Better Left Unsaid Recruits New Bassist

Modesto California's Better Left Unsaid has added a new member to the band's ranks. Corey Cabral has joined the band as the new bass player. Corey commented:

"I am very pleased and honored to be a part of the Better Left Unsaid family. I have nothing but the up most respect the guys and have always been a fan of the band and it's accomplishments to date. The future for this band is even brighter and I can't express how happy I am to be a part of it. I look forward to coming into this band swinging and ripping up the Hed 2 Head II tour and showing the country what we are made of! I can't be thankful enough for this opportunity and I can't wait to share the stage with these guys!

Front man Adam Raffety gave his thoughts about the group's upcoming tour:

"I am overly excited for the upcoming Hed to Head Tour! To be sharing the same stage as the guys in HED P.E. and Mushroomhead on a nightly basis, not to mention having the ability to mingle and shake hands with both old fans and new is an amazing opportunity for us. It's very humbling to have the ability to see the fans in each town, night after night while doing what we love."

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Agnostic Front Reveals New Album Chart Positions

"My Life My Way," the latest album from NYHC legends Agnostic Front, charted at #42 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, #43 on the Hard Music Albums Chart, and #107 on the Independent Albums Chart in its first week of release in North America.

Agnostic Front has also confirmed that the band will be performing at this year's "Black N Blue Bowl," which is scheduled for May 28th in New York City at Webster Hall. Performing alongside AF will be The Gorilla Biscuits, Terror, Absolution, Sick of It All and many more. Tickets for the event can be purchased at this location.

The band's music video for "That's Life" is also available for viewing by heading over here.

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Blodsgard Posts "Mentalt Minefelt" Video

Norwegian black metal act Blodsgard has posted a music video online for the song "Mentalt Minefelt," which is from the band's "Solve et Coagul" demo. You can check out the video below.

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Silver Tears Streaming Songs From "Ensnared"

Guwahati based melodic metal act Silver Tears has announced its second studio offering will be titled "Ensnared." The release is a collection of re-recorded tunes from the band's debut EP "Dirt beyond Beauty." The 3-track release has been re-recorded, mixed, and mastered by Siddharth Barooa. You can sample "Ensnared" on the band’s Reverbnation page. The track listing is as follows:

1. Dirt beyond beauty
2. Euphonious odyssey
3. Drifter

Keyboardist Raktim also commented: “We had a change in line-up a few months back. Girish Pradhan is performing vocal duties for the band now. So we thought – why not give the old tracks a try. That’s when we went into LR studios, about a month back and got the vocals re-recorded."

The cover artwork can also be viewed below. More...

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7 Horns 7 Eyes Announces Album's European Release

Basick Records has announced the signing of Seattle based group 7 Horns 7 Eyes. In a joint partnership and subsequent licensing deal with Century Media, the debut 7 Horns 7 Eyes full-length album, "Throes of Absolution" will see a European release via Basick in Autumn 2011.

"Throes of Absolution" features a guest appearance by Jeff Loomis (Nevermore) and will see the band touring heavily in support of the record. Fans will have their first shot to see the gargantuan stage show of 7 Horns 7 Eyes at the Revolver Magazine Golden Gods official pre-party on April 19th at the Key Club in Los Angeles. The band will support Winds of Plague along with As Blood Runs Black and others.

"Vindicator," the first song to be taken from the debut album, is available to stream in the player below.

7 HORNS 7 EYES - Vindicator by basickrecords

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Serianna Signs To Bullet Tooth

Bullet Tooth has issued the following announcement about inking a record deal with Serianna:

"Bullet Tooth is excited to announce the signing of Serianna from Madison, WI! This young quintet has been hard at work recording their debut album entitled 'Inheritors' with producer Joel Wanasek at JTW Studios, due out on Bullet Tooth this coming summer. Fans can get a preview of the song 'Fragments' (Pre Production) at their Facebook page. The band has also made their own signing announcement video that you can watch at their YouTube page.

"Serianna is navigating past its peers in pursuit of something worth preserving, systematically through the muddy gridlock of the current independent music scene. This metal-core squad continues to refine their unique sound while maintaining a solid reputation as one of the region’s most exciting and energetic live acts. Boasting determination as their greatest attribute, Serianna formed in late 2006 as merely high school friends with a bonded passion for heavy music. The lineup was solidified in 2009 when Chicago native Chris Nutting signed on as the band's front man. Nutting quickly made his presence known contributing his raw and emotional vocal abilities and bringing Serianna to a previously unreached tier of musicianship. More...

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Death Valley Driver Announces Album Details

After some unforeseen delays, Diminished Fifth Records has announced that Death Valley Driver's debut album "Choke the River" will be available on Tuesday May 3rd. The band's vocalist Dan Hodgson commented:

“Death Valley Driver is excited to have Diminished Fifth Records releasing Choke The River. We are honoured to have our album alongside other amazing east coast metal artists. We are really looking forward to crushing some ear drums with this album.”

Two free downloads from the album are also currently available. You can download the new songs Mothsblood and Insect Dirge.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Choke The River With Your Dead
2. Mothsblood
3. Straight To Hell
4. Insect Dirge
5. Heavy Lies The Crown
6. Sleeping All December
7. Lambs in the Wolfskin
8. Armour Divides

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Born Of Osiris Denied Entry Into Canada

Born Of Osiris has announced that the band was denied entry into Canada last night and therefore will be unable to perform alongside August Burns Red on all previously scheduled dates.

Lee McKinney (guitars) further states: “Due to some very unexpected problems at the border, we were unable to cross into Canada. We were forced to turn around and head home and could not be more bummed about this. We are so sorry to everyone who had already bought tickets to the shows in hopes to see us. We were excited to get to play a lot of places we haven't been to before throughout Canada with some great bands. We will try again to make it out to Canada in the near future, and will do everything within our powers to ensure we make it across next time.”

Additional details on rescheduled dates will be announced as they are made available. The band's latest album "The Discovery" also landed on Billboard's Top 200 chart at position #87.

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Titans Eve Announces "The Divine Equal" Tour

Vancouver's rising thrash act Titans Eve has announced the band will be trekking across Canada and the U.S. for a first North American tour in support of the debut release "The Divine Equal."

Guitarist / Vocalist Brian Gamblin commented on the tour: "Titans Eve is beyond excited to be embarking on The Divine Equal North American tour. We are hell bent on delivering a power house juggernaut of a live show for all of you, and to show the world that we are an unstoppable force capable of destroying stages across the continent. It is to be a two month outing, doubling last year's Burning Canada tour. I hope to see all of you metal heads out at our shows cause it's going to be one hell of a party."

The dates are as follows:

May 17, 2011 - The Vat - Red Deer, AB - w/ guests
May 19, 2011 - The Distillery – Calgary, AB - w/ Woods of Ypres and guests
May 20, 2011 - Daves Sports Bar, Kelowna, B.C - w/ Woods of Ypres and guests
May 21, 2011 - The Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, B.C Powerchord 25th Anniversary Show
May 23, 2011 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA - w/ Woods of Ypres and guests
May 25, 2011 - TBA - Portland, OR - w/ Stone Creep
May 26, 2011 - The Black Forest - Eugene, OR - w/ Stone Creep, Beyond The Red Horizion, Fullix
May 27, 2011 - On The Y - Sacramento, CA - w/ Defiant Circle, Prelude to Ruin, Queen Alice
May 28, 2011 - The Stork Club - Oakland, CA - w/ Syndicon, Ashkira, Insanity
May 29, 2011 - The Blue Café - Los Angeles, CA - w/ guests
May 30, 2011 - Di Piazza - Long Beach, CA - w/ Scythe, Malignent
June 1, 2011 - Meat Head - Las Vegas, NV - w/ guests
June 3, 2011 - UB’s - Mesa, AZ - w/ Stone Creep, Misanhtropic Slaughter, The Artifact
June 6, 2011 - Night Rockers - San Antonio, TX - w/ Settling The Score, Raise The Matyr
June 7, 2011 - Head Hunters - Austin, TX - w/ No Dinero, Critical Assembly, Brink of Disaster
June 9, 2011 - The White Swan - Houston, TX - w/ Legion, Kleos, Witness To The Fallen
June 10, 2011 - Kirks Biz'zar - Gulfport, MS - w/ Soul Skard, Southern Shadow
June 11, 2011 - Sam's Lounge - Jackson, MS - w/ Soul Skard
June 13, 2011 - Handle Bar - Pensecola, FL - w/ Pychomatics
June 16, 2011 - Brewsters Pit Pub - Jacksonville, FL w/ Newborn Ranson, Sanctum
June 17, 2011 - TBA - Savannah, GA - w/ Iff
June 19, 2011 - JR's Bar - Philadelphia, PA w/ guests
July 2, 2011 - Blue Moon - Toronto, ON w/ Fatality, Reanimator

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Winds Of Plague Streaming New Song

Winds of Plague will be releasing the new album "Against the World" on April 19th. Now the band is giving fans another look into the album by releasing the track "Monsters" on the Winds of Plague Facebook page. Head over here and click "Like" to stream the track.

The band has also announce another featured performer on "Against the World." Former world heavyweight wrestling champion and sports entertainment legend Ultimate Warrior performs a spoken word track entitled "The Warrior Code."

The bonus DVD teaser trailer and track listing for "Against the Word" can be found over at this location.

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Arch Enemy Offering Song From New Album

Swedish heavy metal act Arch Enemy has posted a free download of the brand new track, “Yesterday Is Dead And Gone," on the Century Media Records website. The song is the first to be revealed from the band's upcoming album, "Khaos Legions," which is slated to hit stores on June 7th. Fans can head over to this location to access the free download today (Facebook or Twitter account required).

You can watch footage of the band's "Khaos Legions" showcase here, or catch the band live on the following dates:

May-14-2011 - Boulevard Festival @ C.O.C. Stadium, Casablanca (Morocco)
May-27-2011 - Metalfest Open Air Switzerland, Pratteln
May-28-2011 - Metalfest Open Air Germany, Dessau
May-29-2011 - Metalfest Open Air Austria, Mining
May-31-2011 - Majestic Music Club, Bratislava (Slovakia)
June-04-2011 - Metalfest Open Air Hungary
June-05-2011 - Metalfest Open Air Czech Republic
June-18-2011 - Metaltown 2011, Gothenburg (Sweden)
June-23-2011 - Kulturfabrik, Luxembourg
June-25-2011 - Graspop Metal Meeting Dessel (Belgium)
July-01-2011 – Matrix, Bochum (Germany)
July-02-2011 - Fortarock Festival Park Brakkenstein, Nijmegen (Netherlands)
July-10-2011 – Sonisphere Knebworth, Apollo Stage (UK)
July-12-2011 - Metal Camp, Tolmin, Slovenia
July-14-2011 - Lez' Art Scenique Festival, Selesat (France)
July-15-2011 - Sonisphere Spain, Getafe-Open Air
July-22-2011 - Tuska, Suvilahti, Helsinki (Finland)
July-30-2011 - MetaLmorphosiS 2011 (Cyprus)
August-18-2011 - Summer Breeze Open Air Dinkelsbühl (Germany)

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Vastum Streaming New Song "Primal Seduction"

San Francisco metal act Vastum is set to release the "Carnal Law" album on May 31st, 2011. The band is now streaming the opening track from the album, titled "Primal Seduction," through Stereogum.com. To check out the song, head over to this location. Black and white 8mm camera footage of the band performing live can also be viewed below.

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Amebix Posts Single Teaser Trailer

Amebix will be releasing a new album titled "Sonic Mass" later this year, which will be the first full-length from the act since 1987. The band has also announced that a single will be released on June 3rd, 2011. A teaser for the single can now be viewed below.


Amebix single trailer

AMEBIX Official site | Myspace Music Videos

The recently uploaded studio video report for "Sonic Mass" is also available at this location.

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Illdisposed To Perform At Metal Splash Open Air

Illdisposed has been announced to play at Germany's Metal Splash Open Air. The festival occurs on July 16th at the Weichelsee in Rotenburg (Wümme). For further information visit this location. Besides Illdisposed the following bands are already confirmed to play: Cataract, Cripper, Black-Out Beauty, Maintain, Descend, Craving and Bloodwork.

Illdisposed will also be releasing the new album "There is light (but it's not for me)" on April 1st, 2011. The track listing is as follows:

1. Your Own Best Companion
2. Heaven Forbid
3. Our Words Betrayed
4. The Taste Of You
5. As The Day Rottens
6. Reality To Fall
7. Step Into My Winter
8. Rape
9. Sunday Black
10. We

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Eisregen To Play Walpurgisschlacht Open Air

On April 29th, Germany's Eisregen will play at the Walpurgisschlacht Open Air festival. The festival will take place at the Freizeitzentrum in Bostalsee/Saar. Additional details are available at this location. The currently announced lineup is as follows:

JBO
Equilibrium
Samsas Traum
Eisregen
Born From Pain
Hämatom

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Omophagia Comments On Upcoming Album

Omophagia has issued the following announcement about the band's upcoming album:

"Hi folks, 'dlkhgoihgheghjfkahfuiha!' This was the message Hiqui texted us after having listened to our mastered songs from the Hertz studio to express his enthusiasm. The Hertz studio has been responsible for catchy finishings on several albums from brilliant bands such as Behemoth, Decapitated, Kronos, Hate or Vader. Working with them was an awesome experience and I can only say they did a stunning job with our material. The sound comes with a hell lot of pressure and at the same time leaves room for every single instrument. The track list will look as follows:

1. Intro
2. The Ultimate Beginning
3. Guilt By Nescience
4. Gain From Suffering
5. Virtual Leader
6. Actio Et Reactio
7. Awakening
8. D – Generation
9. Quest For Unhappiness
10. War On Mammon

"You can check out a selection of new songs on our newly designed myspace page in about two weeks. Our new design was created by Raphael Gabrio. Not only did Raphael design our myspace. He also completely inspired us with his fantastic job on our booklet as well as on the merchandise designs. With his art we produced t-shirts, sweaters and girlies which can be purchased either on our homepage or at our concerts soon. Official Album Release will take place on 14 May 2011. Take this opportunity and check out all our new songs live for the very first time. Looking forward to seeing you there."

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One Without Announces "Sweet Relief" Release

The new album by One Without is titled "Sweet Relief" and the release date has been set to the 29th of April worldwide. The band also commented:

"We have made an important decision that is based on a changing music business. We feel that we don't want to 'give' away our songs to a label so that they can squeeze every little penny out of our fans, money that we never get to see anyway. Then we would just rather give it to you for free! Of course we need to earn money on our music, otherwise we won't be able to continue making it for you, but it should be done in a sincere and honest way.

"As a big thank you to all our faithful and awesome fans we will let anyone and everyone download our coming album 'Sweet Relief' totally free from our website, complete with booklet! The album will also be available for purchase at all the bigger music-stores online, like Itunes, Amazon etc. It will be available for free on our website at the 29th of April.

"Today we will be releasing a new single from the upcoming album called 'Pretender,' it will be available for free downloading at our website as well as being sold on Itunes and all the bigger online music-stores starting today. If you want to support us, go ahead and buy it! The only thing we ask in return is that you help us spread the word about One Without! More...

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My Black Light Signs To Massacre Records

Massacre Records has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with Italy's My Black Light:

"My Black Light was born in 2008 from Rudy's and Monica's common passion for metal, especially gothic metal.

"Indeed they have been playing this kind of music for years in different cover bands. It is the first months of 2008 when they decided to try and write their own songs and bring them to light through a new project called My Black Light. Once they completed the band lineup, they decided to start with some cover songs to improve band harmony and their personal approach to music. After six months spent composing and playing on stage, MBL attended to several music contests getting success and good results.

"Thanks to this, MBL made an important choice in December 2009 by attending the winter edition of Music Village 2009. Their intention was to confront themselves with the experts on music business in order to figure out if they have any chance to succeed.

"The final jury judgment was positive and gave them the strength to go on. If you're living in Italy or plan a trip to Italy in the next weeks, you can enjoy My Black Light live at the following dates:

02.04. IT Santhià - Piazza Zapelloni @ Maratona Rock
15.04. IT Turin - Infernocafe (w/ Moonrage, Inhuman Behaviours)
30.04. IT Romagnano Sesia - Rock 'N' Roll Arena (w/ Midnattsol, Leaves' Eyes, Lust For Oblivion)

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Arryan Path Changes Name To Arrayan Path

Cyprus power metal act Arryan Path has issued the following announcement about changing the band's name and releasing upcoming material:

"In the last few months, things have started to move fast in the Arrayan Path camp, thus, we have a bunch of announcements to make. Some of them will probably come as a surprise to you but the truth is that we are all extremely excited about the following.

"Firstly, and maybe most importantly, Arrayan Path will not have just one album for you but two in a short period of time! We have worked our arses off during the last few months and have written lots and lots of good material! After discussing it with our label Pitch Black Records, we decided to put out the next album in 2 parts! The first one we announced already a while back. It will be titled 'Ira Imperium' and will be out in early September. The second album will be titled 'Stigmata' and will be out in early 2012! The albums do not share the same concept and are not connected lyrically in any way but musically they are similar. 'Stigmata' will be a bit more dark and epic but more or less both albums will sound like they were made to complete each other!

"As you may have noticed, we keep misspelling our name and, well, you're right! Due to obvious reasons and the fact that we grew tired of trying to convince people on the meaning of our name, we have decided to add an extra 'A' in the word 'arryan' thus changing the pronunciation of the name and of course completely eliminating even the tiniest of concerns that this band is in any way related to Nazism or any kind of racism or other extreme political views. This was always evident through our lyrics and live shows of course but despite our best efforts to try to convince people otherwise some still chose to look at it differently. More...

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Dark Tranquillity Announces Festival Appearances

Dark Tranquillity has announced several new upcoming European festival appearances. The details are as follows:

2 Jul - FORTA ROCK - Nijmegen, NL
7 Jul - ROCKMARATON, Hungary
17 Jul - GLOBAL EAST - Batumi, GEO

The band also has the following upcoming live shows in Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria, and Greece:

May 18 - Istanbul, Turkey - Balans club
May 19 - Bucharest, Romania - The Silver church
May 20 - Sofia, Bulgaria - 4KM Party Center
May 21 - Thessaloniki, Greece - Principal Club Theater
May 22 - Athens, Greece - Gagarin 205

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Stonelake Posts New Album Trailer

Stonelake has posted a teaser trailer online for the band's upcoming fifth album "Marching On Timeless Tales." You can check out the trailer in the clip below. "Marching On Timeless Tales" is set for release on June 24th, 2011.

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The Sword Releases New Music Video

Austin, Texas based heavy metal outfit The Sword has posted their new music video online for the song, "Night City." You can check it out below. The song comes from their critically acclaimed latest album, "Warp Riders," which was released last year. More...

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Picture Planning To Release New Album In May

Dutch heavy metal veterans Picture has announced that they are currently working on a brand new studio album entitled, "Warhorse," with an ambitious release date of May in mind. This will be the band's first album since 2009's, "Old Dogs, New Tricks." More details on this release will be revealed shortly. More...

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Video From Asking Alexandria's Seattle Show

Video from Asking Alexandria's Studio 7 show in Seattle in which frontman Danny Warsnop was completely drunk, has been posted online. The video poster states, "This video isnt even the worste of it. this was actually better than the rest of the night." Check it out below, as the band asks the crowd if they like the current Danny or the old Danny and whether they'd support putting him in rehab:

Asking Alexandria is slated to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on April 11th on ABC. The show will air at midnight. The band will be performing their brand new single, "Someone, Somewhere," which is due for release on April 5th. The band also recently played the same song on The Daily Habit.

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Sodom Guitarist Rushed To Hospital

German thrash metal band Sodom has announced that they have been forced to pull out of their scheduled show with Hirax in Katowice, Poland this Saturday, after guitarist Bernd "Bernemann" Kost was rushed to hospital. A message from the group's booking agent is as follows:

"A few minutes ago I received an upsetting phone call from Tom (Angelripper - vocals, bass) and Makka (Markus "Makka" Freiwald - drums) as Bernemann (Bernd "Bernemann" Kost - guitar) has been rushed to hospital.

"We do not know what exactly has happened as I write this e-mail, he is currently under medical observation in the emergency section to discover exactly what the problem is.

"We feel very sorry, but unfortunately and obviously because of the situation as it stands at the moment the band cannot travel to Katowice (Poland) on Saturday. I know it is not the best time and it is short notice, but the situation as it is with Bernemann leaves the band no choice.

"I hope for your understanding and I regret that this situation has come about, the band were looking forward to playing at your festival."

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Download In The Casket's Radio Performance

New York death metal band In The Casket performed a set on WRPI 's radio show on Wednesday, March 31st, taking over for All For Revenge who had to pull out of the show. You can now download their whole performance for free.

You can check out more of their songs in the player below: More...

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Behemoth Frontman Gives New Interview

Adam "Nergal" Darski, the frontman of Polish blackened death metal outfit Behemoth, has given his first interview since he was diagnosed with leukemia in the Summer of last year. Speaking exclusively to MetalSucks.net, Nergal stated:

"It's not like I'm completely healthy or something. But I got new bone marrow and the transplant went totally fine. The new bone marrow is accepted by my organisms. It's not [fighting] against my organisms, which happens very often in such cases. But in my case, everything is going according to plan. There have been no delays. My blood was checked every week, and now every two weeks, so actually I reduced the amount of blood tests that they've been taking. Everything is going almost perfect and in the direction that it should. There is no reason to be worried. Physically I'm getting better. Obviously my muscles are not the same, not as strong. I get tired quite easily still. It's still getting better. For example, [laughs] three weeks ago, I tried to do push-ups; I did three. Today, I did 11. That should tell you how it's improving all the time, and every next push-up makes me happy."

Read the full article at MetalSucks.net.

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Asking Alexandria To Perform On Jimmy Kimmel

British metalcore outfit Asking Alexandria has been confirmed to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on April 11th on ABC. The show will air at midnight. The band will be performing their brand new single, "Someone, Somewhere," which is due for release on April 5th.

"Our beautiful fans; Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for the passion and excitement you showed for us when we played SXSW,” says Asking Alexandria lead guitarist, Ben Bruce. “Thanks to ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ and Whooznxt.COM for becoming another major stepping stone in our career. This is an indescribable feeling. It's time to really show the world what Asking Alexandria is about!!"

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