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Metal News for March 6, 2009

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27 news articles posted on this day.

Have Heart Announces Australian dates

Boston hardcore band Have Heart has announced dates for an Australian tour in support of the album "Songs to Scream at the Sun." Joining them on selected dates will be Melbourne hardcore darlings Carpathian.

May 20 Rosemount Hotel, Perth
w/ Break Even
Tickets from 78 Records, Mills and www.resistrecords.com

May 21 YMCA HQ, Perth AA
w/ Break Even
Tickets from 78 Records, Mills and www.resistrecords.com

May 22 Underground, Adelaide AA
w/ Carpathian
Tickets from Moshtix outlets and www.moshtix.com.au.

May 23 Arthouse, Melbourne
w/ Carpathian
Tickets from Missing Link, Oztix outlets and www.resistrecords.com

May 24 The Castle, Melbourne AA
w/ Carpathian
Tickets from Missing Link, Oztix outlets and www.resistrecords.com

May 27 Tuggeranong Youth Centre, Canberra AA
w/ Carpathian
Tickets from Moshtix outlets and www.moshtix.com.au.

May 28 Annandale, Sydney
w/ Carpathian
Tickets from Annandale Hotel and www.annandalehotel.com

May 29 The Fitz St Ives, Sydney AA
w/ Carpathian
Tickets from Moshtix outlets and www.moshtix.com.au.

May 30 Princess Theatre, Brisbane AA
Tickets from Kill The Music, Mosh Pit, Oztix outlets and www.resistrecords.com

May 31 High School, Byron Bay AA
Tickets from All Music And Vision, Oztix outlets and www.resistrecords.com

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xDeathstarx Calls It Quits

Californian straight edge band xDeathstarx has decided to call it quits. Front man Eric Gregson stated that "We have decided to pull the plug on xDeathstarx. We're all moving on and we'd like to thank everyone who has supported us through the years."

The band's final show will be on the Facedown Fest on April 3 and 4.

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Reign Supreme To Tour Europe with 50 Lions

Deathwish band Reign Supreme has announced a European tour with Australian band 50 Lions. As previously reported, Reign Supreme has also been added to the Bamboozle festival.

04/03: Leipzig, Germany @ Conne Island
04/04: Warsaw, Poland @ Radio Luxembourg
04/05: Wien, Austria @ Escape Metalcorner
04/06: Munchen, Germany @ Feierwerk - Sunny Red
04/07: Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof
04/08: Karlsruhe, Germany @ Alte Hackerei
04/09: Arnheim, Netherlands @ The Stage
04/10: Maasmachelen, Belgium @ Schuttershof
04/11: Le Mans, France @ Free Edge Fest
04/12: Nottingham, UK @ Rose of England
04/13: Birmingham, UK @ Eddies Rock Club
04/14: Leeds, UK @ Josephs Well
04/15: Ipswich, UK @ Rose and Crown
04/16: London, UK @ Underworld
04/17: Decines (Lyon), France @ Warm Audio
04/18: Paris, France @ Peniche Alternat
04/19: Ibbenburen, Germany @ Scheune
04/20: Gent, Belgium @ Frontline
04/21: Hengelo, Holland @ Innocent
04/22: Hamburg, Germany @ Rote Flora
04/23: Stockholm, Sweden @ Kafe 44
04/24: Halberstadt, Germany @ Salut
04/25: Essen, Germany @ Cafe Nova

05/03: East Rutherford NJ @ Bamboozle Fest

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Trivium Announces Australian Tour Dates

Florida metal band Trivium has announced Australian tour dates in support of their latest release "Shogun."
Trivium will be bringing Heaven Shall Burn along for the ride. Here are the tour dates:

www.ticketek.com.au 132 849, Rockinghorse Records & Kill The Music

www.ticketek.com.au 132 849 & Utopia

www.ticketek.com.au 132 849 & Missing Link

SUNDAY 17 MAY - ADELAIDE, HQ – Licensed All Ages
www.ticketek.com.au 132 849 & www.venuetix.com.au

www.moshtix.com.au, www.bocs.com.au, 78 Records, Mills Records & Planet

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Bring Me The Horizon Announces Australian Tour

Bring Me The Horizon will be touring Australia in May, joined by Cancer Bats and Australian deathcore band The Red Shore.

Here are the latest tour dates:

11th May @ The Capitol, Perth
12th May @ HQ, Adelaide - L/All Ages
14th May @ Billboards, Melbourne - Under 18s
15th May @ Billboards, Melbourne
16th May @ Roundhouse, Sydney
17th May @ The Tivoli, Brisbane

Tickets on sale: 9am, Thursday 12 March from Ticketek.

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Chimaira Posts Update From Dubai

Chimaira has issued the following report following their first trip to the Middle East:

"Our first concert in the middle east was beyond amazing. You would have sworn we were playing a hometown show the way the crowd reacted. Everyone knew every word and we were blown away. Dubai, thank you."

Chimaira's set list from the show was as follows:

Nothing Remains
The Dehumanizing Process
Secrets Of The Dead
The Impossibility Of Reason
Power Trip
The Flame
Destroy And Dominate **(Debut)
Pure Hatred

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NIN Posts Live Video Of "The Fragile" Online

Nine Inch Nails has posted performance footage of "The Fragile" live from on stage at the Soundwave Festival in Adelaide, Australia on February 28, 2009. The footage was filmed by Rob Sheridan on the Canon 5D Mark II with audio mixed by Blumpy. More...

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Lion's Share To Explain New Album Track By Track

Swedish melodic heavy metal band Lion's Share have announced that they will be uploading video clips of the band members explaining each track from their latest album "Dark Hours." The first clip of the band discussion the song "Judas Must Die" is currently online and can be viewed at the band's YouTube Channel.

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Oceano Posts "Depths" DVD Teaser Trailer Online

Chicago based metallers Oceano are set to release their upcoming album "Depths" on April 7th. The album will also be packaged with a bonus DVD featuring live footage. The band has released a teaser trailer for the DVD which can be viewed below.


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Host Issues Recording Update

American black metal band Host has issued the following announcement about an upcoming split and full length album:

"Recording for the upcoming split 7" EP is complete and we are now in the mixing process. I will be on leave for March while on tour with Battlefields, but am currently planning/booking the Høst/Gumbi tour for this summer supporting the split, and writing for the new full length which is coming along very well."

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Obscura Announces New 2009 Tour Dates

German technical death metal band Obscura have announced that they will be embarking on the Relapse Records Contamination Tour alongside Graves of Valor and Abysmal Dawn in April and May of 2009. The currently confirmed dates are as follows: More...

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Mike Patton Announces One-Off Show with Zu

Ipecac recording artist ZU has announced a one-off show with Mike Patton on March 19, 2009 at the Great American Music Hall. The drums, bass, and sax trio toured as a quartet with Patton last year. Their Ipecac debut, "Carboniferous," is available now.

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Demonical To Appear At Two More Summer Festivals

Swedish death metal band Demonical has announced two more summer 2009 festival appearances. The dates and locations are as follows:

04.06 2009 SWE - Sölvesborg - Sweden Rock Festival
23.07 2009 CZE - Ostrava - Unholy Fest

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Helloween Announces 2009 Latin American Tour Dates

German power metallers Helloween have announced a string of tour dates in Latin America alongside Gamma Ray. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

4/11/09 Argentina - Buenos Aires - Obras
4/13/09 Chile - Santiago - Caupolican
4/15/09 Brasil - Curitiba - Hellooch
4/17/09 Brasil - Rio de Janeiro - Citibank Hall
4/18/09 Brasil - Belo Horizonte - Chevrolet Hall
4/20/09 Brasil - Sao Paulo - Credicard Hall
4/22/09 Brasil - Porto Alegre - Pepsi Stage
4/24/09 Brasil - Manaus - Arena Amadeu Teixeira
4/26/09 Brasil - Fortaleza - tba
4/27/09 Brasil - Recife - Chevrolet Hall
4/30/09 Peru - Lima - Anfiteatro del Parque de la Exposicion

5/2/09 El Salvador - San Salvador - tba
5/4/09 Mexico - Guadalajara - Estudio Cavaret
5/8/09 Mexico - Monterrey - tba
5/10/09 Mexico - Mexico City - Circo Volador

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Gama Bomb Issues Road Report

Irish thrashers Gama Bomb have issued the following update from the road about their tour alongside Overkill and Exodus:

"Hello from the gutter! Our feet haven't touched the ground since this tour started: we spent last night trading Irish jokes with Bobby Blitz and drinking with Exodus while the barmaids free-poured Irish whiskey for us, and that's pretty much what every night's been like. Though it's a short tour, Killfest is one of the best packages to hit the road in years: Overkill, Exodus and Torture Squad have been ripping every night and we've seen some of the biggest bangers in Europe come out to see us.

"It's a great learning experience to watch such legends in close quarters and to get to hang out with them. When we get home we're going to be five times the band we were when we left; we're writing lyrics and riffs on the road and will have some new material ready when we get back. That is, if these guys don't drink us to death before then."

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Puscifer Announces Extra Live Show Date

Puscifer, one of the side projects of Tool front man Maynard James Keenan, has announced an extra live show date. The show will take place at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on April 5th, 2009.

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Hellsaw Streaming New Song “Ache” Online

Austrian black metal band Hellsaw are currently streaming a new song "Ache" online from their upcoming album "Cold." The song can be heard on the band's official MySpace page.

The 13-track album will also include a bonus DVD that features appearances by the band at the Ragnarok and Under the Black Sun Festivals, and at the Le Romandie venue in Lausanne, together with a photo gallery tracing the band’s history from the very early days to the present time.

The release dates for “Cold” are as follows:

25 March: Finland, Spain
27 March: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, France, Italy, Sweden
30 March: Rest of Europe
07 April: USA & Canada More...

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Daath Announces 2009 U.S. Tour Dates With Cynic

Georgia metallers Daath have announced a string of tour dates with Cynic and Dragonforce. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

4/15 - House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
4/17 - Knitting Factory, Boise, IA
4/18 - Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA
4/19 - Wilma Theater, Missoula, MT
4/21 - The Venue at Playmakers, Fargo, ND + The Concealers releases in the US!
4/22 - Sokol Auditorium, Omaha, NE
4/24 - Pop's, Sauget, IL
4/25 - The Rave, Milwaukee, WI
4/26 - Bogarts, Cincinnati, OH
4/27 - Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH
4/28 - The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
4/30 - Mr. Smalls, Millvale, PA

5/01 - Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
5/02 - The Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI
5/04 - Lupos at the Strand, Providence, RI
5/05 - Toad's Place, New Haven, CT
5/07 - Higher Ground, So.Burlington, VT
5/08 - Northern Lights, Clifton Park, NY
5/09 - Crocodile Rock, Allentown, PA
5/10 - The Norva, Norfolk, VA

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Devildriver Posts Australian Tour Report

Devildriver has returned from their tour of Australia and frontman Dez Fafara has posted the following report:


"Last blog for a moment.

"Had a killer time in Australia, shows were bad ass, we beat LAMB OF GOD at bowling, we achieved what needed to be done and shall return as soon as we can for sure.

"Thank you for all the support, coming to shows, guitar signings, and waiting in the airport for us. More...

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Atrocity Posts New Video "Fade To Grey" Online

German metal band Atrocity has posted their new video online for the song "Fade To Grey." You can check it out below. A message from the band reads as follows:

"Attention, a new Atrocity video for 'Fade To Grey', including impressions of the Rock Harz Open Air 2008 show, is online (view below).

"Soon there will be more news from Atrocity, stay tuned!" More...

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Merauder Added To The Haunted Tour

As a result of Kylesa and Intronaut cancelling their appearances as the support for Swedish thrashers The Haunted to support Mastodon, The Haunted has revealed that Merauder will be stepping into the fold to support the band along with the previously announced additions of The Agonist and Nachtmystium.

The tour dates are as follows:

2 - The Glasshouse – Pomona, CA
3 - The Key Club – Hollywood, CA
4 - Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
5 - Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
6 - Neumo’s – Seattle, WA
7 - Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
8 - The Warehouse - Calgary, AB (new date)
9 - Starlite Ballroom - Edmonton, AB (new date)
11 - Royal Albert – Winnipeg, MB
12 - Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
13 - The Pearl Room – Mokena, IL
14 - Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI
15 - Opera House – Toronto, ON
16 - Club Soda – Montreal, QC
17 - The Palladium – Worcester, MA
19 - BB King’s Blues Club – New York, NY
21 - Mr. Small’s – Millvale, PA
22 - Jaxx – Springfield, VA
23 - Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
24 - The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

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Leaves' Eyes Enters Swedish DVD Charts

Leaves' Eyes has entered the Swedish DVD charts with their new DVD, "We Came With The Northern Winds - En Saga I Belgia." The disc is now holding the number 15 spot and was released on February 27th.

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Danzig's "Satanika" To Be Made Into A Movie

It is now official that a live action adaptation of Danzig's "Satanika" will be made. A posting from Glen Danzig reads as follows:

"Didn't want to say anything until it was official but we can announce here that the Satanika live action movie is indeed a go! It will be directed by Thomas Mignone whose critically acclaimed film On The Doll drew rave reactions all over the globe and will be based on the Verotik comic series written by Glenn Danzig."

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Satyricon To Do Headlining American Tour

Norweian black metal group Satyricon will be heading back to North American shores in September for a headlining tour. A message from the band reads as follows:

"First of all, to the American audiences we have had the pleasure to perform in front of and meet every night... we salute you! We had a great time and a fantastic tour (opening for CRADLE OF FILTH). Because of your great interest and dedication throughout the tour we just finished, we are now booking a full Satyricon headlining tour starting in September. We'll keep you posted on this throughout spring and summer.

"In the meantime, all fans in Japan and down under are probably well aware of the upcoming tour starting next week and we are in particular looking forward to visiting New Zealand and Perth for the first time.

"All dates for the Nordic tour have now been posted as well. Support acts for this tour will be announced shortly.

"We have also posted all confirmed festivals where we will perform throughout spring and summer. Since the day we will be playing has not been set in stone at most festivales, we have chosen to post the opening day of the festival. The actual date we will be performing will be updated as soon as confirmed. See all dates here."

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Ex Deo Posts Third Studio Update

KATAKLSYM frontman Maurizio Iacono is currently in the studio working with his new band, EX DEO, on their debut album titled Romulus. Iacono offered the following progress report on the recording process:

"Well the sun is shining today; I have completed the vocals for EX DEO's Debut album Romulus! I needed to capture the emotions of the songs that J-F Dagenais (KATAKLYSM) and company put together and I feel I succeeded. Jonathan Leduc from BLACKGUARD has done an incredible job on the symphony parts for this album! Songs like the ‘LEGIO XIII’ (the 13th Legion) are so epic you feel you’re literally in Rome on the battlegrounds! Francois Mongrain from MARTYR is almost done tracking the bass lines. I can’t say enough about this man’s talent on bass! We are now just waiting on a few special guests on the album to send in their contributions and we will be ready to mix this beast of an album!

"In the meantime, we will take a few days off as we are heading to Belgium for an exclusive show with KATAKLYSM. Right after that I will go to Belgrade to film the video for the title track "Romulus." The idea of the clip is to recreate the story of Romulus and the Epic times of ancient Rome. We promise a breath taking video! Next week I’ll have another blog with pics from the video shoot!"

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Cannibal Corpse To Meet Fans In Vancouver

Death metal legends Cannibal Corpse will be taking part in a Meet & Greet session in Vancouver, British Columbia on April 9th. You can meet the band at Scrape Records between 5 and 6 PM were they will be signing autographs, taking pictures with fans and answering any questions.

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Mastodon Posts "Divinations" Video Trailer Online

American metal group Mastodon has posted a trailer online for their forthcoming new music video for the song "Divinations." You can check it out below. The video will be the first released to promote the bands forthcoming new studio album, "Crack The Skye." More...

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