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Metal News for March 7, 2011

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38 news articles posted on this day.

Rosetta Posts Update Online

Rosetta has posted the following update online;

"We got back last night from two days of recording with Andrew Schneider at Translator Audio for our upcoming split — all of which was funded by the generosity of the people who donated to our Kickstarter project last month.

"We tracked one brand new song and a Soundgarden cover (we’re not telling which song), both of which are probably among the best-sounding recordings we’ve ever done. We don’t know when the release of the split will be, but as soon as we know we’ll post it.

"Speaking of the Kickstarter donations… the whole reason we opted to use it was that our van used up our recording budget in repairs. We were astounded at people’s generosity in helping us out, and the drive raised far more money than we actually needed for recording.

"But on the way to the sessions, our van’s brakes started to die (this is just about the only system in the vehicle that hasn’t been overhauled). So we also had to have another $650 worth of repairs done to our van yesterday. It seems ok now, but to get through this weekend, we ended up needing every penny that was donated.

"For those who donated, we can’t thank you enough. We’re really proud of the new material and we couldn’t have done it without you."

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Cavalera Conspiracy Posts New Music Video Online

Cavalera Conspiracy has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "Killing Inside" and can be viewed below:

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Believer Posts New Song Online

Believer has posted a brand new song online for streaming. The new track, titled "G.U.T," is taken from the band's forthcoming studio album "Transhuman" which is due for release on April 11th in Europe through Metal Blade Records. You can check out the song in the player below.

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Unearthing The Metal Underground In Austin, TX

Each week in Unearthing the Metal Underground, we'll be putting a few quality underground bands in the spotlight in an attempt to get the word out about them. This week I am exploring the Austin metal scene.

Austin, Texas is often referred to as the live music capital of the world. While country and indie rock have often dominated the city’s musical legacy, the Austin metal scene is alive and well. A stroll down Red River in downtown will reveal many metal-dedicated clubs: Emo’s, Red 7, Headhunter’s, and Mohawk. The following bands are some of the best I’ve discovered playing within those venues.

Iron Age

Iron Age’s hardcore brand of metal caught my eye before I even moved back to Austin. Their album, "The Sleeping Eye," is full of great riffs and piercing vocals that border on black metal stylistically. On stage, Iron Age brings a raw energy that’s part punk, part metal, and all awesome. I’ve seen them open for Baroness, Corrosion of Conformity, and play last year’s SXSW. Needless to say, the crowd was always very warmed up after their set.

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Lazarus A.D. Posts "The Ultimate Sacrifice" Video

Wisconsin thrash metallers Lazarus A.D. and MetalSucks.net have debuted the brand new official music video for the track "The Ultimate Sacrifice." Head over to this location to view the new video.

The track "The Ultimate Sacrifice" is cut from the band’s recent Metal Blade Records release, "Black Rivers Flow." The album landed at #35 on the Billboard Top New Artist Albums chart, and #86 on the Billboard Top Hard Music Albums chart. "Black Rivers Flow" also charted at #90 in Canada on the Hard Music charts.

The band also has the following upcoming tour dates:

Mar. 09 – London, UK – O2 Academy 2
Mar. 10 – Bristol, UK – Area 81
Mar. 11 – Milton Keynes, UK – Crauford Arms
Mar. 12 – Leeds, UK – The Well
Mar. 13 – Glasgow, UK – Ivory Blacks
Mar. 14 – Nottingham, UK – The Maze
Mar. 15 – Southampton, UK – Joiners
Mar. 16 – Norwich, UK – Metal Lust @ The Brickmakers
Mar. 17 – Wiesbaden, Germany – Schlachthof
Mar. 18 – Zurich, Switzerland – Dynamo
Mar. 19 – Prague, Czech Republic – Modra Vopice
Mar. 20 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Orto Bar
Mar. 21 – Vienna, Austria – 3Raum/Arena
Mar. 22 – Bologna, Italy – Blogs Club
Mar. 23 – Barcelona, Spain – Mephisto
Mar. 24 – Madrid, Spain – Hebe
Mar. 25 – Paris, France – Paris Extreme Festival
Mar. 26 – Bilbao, Spain – Santana 27 Black
Mar. 27 – Porto, Portugal – Porto Rio
Mar. 29 – Hamburg, Germany – Headcrash
Mar. 30 – Nijmegen, Netherlands – Merleyn
Mar. 31 – Copenhagen, Denmark – The Rock
Apr. 01 – Cologne, Germany – The Underground
Apr. 02 – Bruges, Belgium – JH Comma

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Arch Enemy Reveals New Album Cover Art

Sweden's Arch Enemy has teamed up with audio technologies manufacturer Altec Lansing to unveil the cover art for the band’s forthcoming full-length record, titled "Khaos Legions." You can view the artwork below, which comes courtesy of artist Brent Elliott White (Megadeth, Death Angel). Arch Enemy’s ninth studio album will hit stores in late spring/early summer on Century Media Records.

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The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

14-May-2011 - Boulevard Festival @ C.O.C. Stadium, Morocco, Casablanca
27-May-2011 - Metalfest Open Air Switzerland, Pratteln
28-May-2011 - Metalfest Open Air Germany, Dessau
29-May-2011 - Metalfest Open Air Austria, Mining
31-May 2011 - Majestic Music Club, Bratislava, Slovakia
04-June-2011 - Metalfest Open Air Hungary
05-June-2011 - Metalfest Open Air Czech Republic
25-June-2011 - Graspop Metal Meeting Dessel, Belgium
10-July-2011 – Sonisphere (Apollo Stage), Knebworth, UK
12-July-2011 - Metal Camp, Tolmin, Slovenia
14-July-2011 - Lez' Art Scenique Festival, Selesat, France
22-July-2011 - Tuska, Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland
30-July-2011 - MetaLmorphosiS 2011, Cyprus
18-August-2011 - Summer Breeze Open Air Dinkelsbühl, Germany
27-August-2011 - Summers End Open Air, Andernach, Germany

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Zed Writing New Album

Zed has checked in with the following update about taking time off from live shows to write new material:

"We haven't sent out an update for awhile so we thought we'd let you know what's going on in our world. First off, we just played an awesome show with George Lynch and Lynch Mob about a week ago in Santa Clara and boy did that show go off! We played some new tunes to alot of new people, made alot of new friends and had a blast. If you were there, then you know how awesome it was. Thanks to all of you who made it out and who picked up some of our new merch.

"Speaking of new merch, we just went live with the Official Zed Merch Store on our website, so please stop by and check it out. We have a whole slew of new mens and women's shirts, beanies, hats and more. You can also now buy tickets for our upcoming concerts through the Zed store as well. So make sure you take a minute to check it out and get the latest gear from Zed. Oh, we almost forgot, you can shop on our Facebook Page and grab some gear there as well without ever having to leave Facebook! Just hit the "Shop Now" link on the left side of the page.

"We will be taking a few months off the live show circuit to continue to focus on writing the next record. We will be hitting the stage again just in time for summer. And speaking of summer we will be playing the world famous Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood on July 22! If you live in the So Cal region, you should definitely plan to come out and rock with us!

"We'll keep you all updated with news and new music as it becomes available, but for the latest and greatest, follow us on Facebook at this location."

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Metal Blade CEO Announces "Metal Misconduct" Show

Metal Blade Records CEO Brian Slagel has teamed up with NHL.com's Shawn Roarke for the new radio show Metal Misconduct, available via HardRadio.com and as a podcast via iTunes. Brian Slagel and Shawn Roarke co-host the show, which will feature interviews with musicians and athletes and includes music selected by Brian Slagel himself. The first show premiered on Saturday March 5th and featured an interview with Drew Stafford of The Buffalo Sabres. Upcoming shows will feature interviews with Strikeforce MMA fighter Josh Barnett and Coheed and Cambria/Return to Earth drummer Chris Pennie.

Brian Slagel comments: "I have always been a big sports fan and while meeting a lot of athletes, I have found a good amount of them are huge metal fans. Also, we have some artists who are huge sports fans, so to be able to merge the two is really cool. Working with Shawn Roarke from the NHL is a blast as he is a massive music fan. And of course, we will play a lot of great music and talk to some cool people. I think people will enjoy this new endeavor."

Shawn Roarke also added: "To be involved with the Metal Misconduct project is a dream come true for me. I live at the intersection of where metal and sports meet. As a journalist, sports, particularly hockey, are my business, as well as a passion. Metal music, meanwhile, is a passion that is well into its third decade and continues to serve as the soundtrack for my life.

"Not only do I believe Metal Misconduct will be the perfect vehicle to unify these two passions, but I also know that combining forces with Metal Blade CEO Brian Slagel is an unbelievable opportunity, as well as the best possible partnership to execute the vision we share for this project."

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Parasytic Streaming Entire "Poison Minds" Album

Richmond, VA’s Parasytic is currently streaming the band's entire "Poison Minds" album online now through Thenewreview.net. You can check out all the songs from "Poison Minds" at this location.

"Poision Minds" was recorded by Garrett Morris at Darkroom Studios and was mastered by Jack Control of Enormous Door Mastering. The album was previously available as a vinyl only release through Vex Records. "Poison Minds" saw its international release date this Tuesday, March 1st.

Parasytic is now on tour now in the Southern U.S. in support of the album, with a full European tour in the works for April. A listing of the band's upcoming tour dates is available here.

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3 Inches Of Blood Announces New Tour Dates

3 Inches of Blood will team up with Skeletonwitch next month for a two week run through the Midwest and East coast, which will include a stop at New England Metal and Hardcore Festival in Worcester, MA on April 16th. The band has been off the road recently writing an upcoming new album, the follow-up to 2009's "Breathing the Fire."

The dates with Skeletonwitch are as follows:

Thu/Apr-07 Covington, KY Mad Hatter
Fri/Apr-08 Milwaukee, WI The Annex
Sat/Apr-09 Chicagoi, IL Empty Bottle
Sun/Apr-10 South Bend, IN Elva's Fiesta Club
Mon/Apr-11 Iowa City, IA Blue Moose
Sat/Apr-16 Worcester, MA New England Metal Fest
Sun/Apr-17 NYC, NY Grammercy
Mon/Apr-18 Baltimore, MD Otto Bar
Tue/Apr-19 Raliegh, NC Volume 11
Thu/Apr-21 St. Louis, MO Fubar
Fri/Apr-22 Columbus, OH Ravari Room

3 Inches of Blood also recently announced an upcoming Canadian tour alongside Cancer Bats. Details are available at this location.

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Cough Announces Tour Dates With Magrudergrind

Richmond, VA’s Cough will be touring to and from Texas for South By Southwest with Washington, DC’s Magrudergrind. This run will kick-off next in Philadelphia and also includes Drop Dead and Thou on select dates.

Cough has also added more dates to the band's nearly 2-month-long European tour. This headlining tour will be making stops at 49 European cities, including performances at the already-sold-out Roadburn Festival in the Netherlands and the SWR Barroselas Metalfest in Portugal.

The band is touring in support of the band's Relapse debut "Ritual Abuse." Cough's new album is currently streaming in its entirety at this location. The band's tour dates with Magrudergrind are as follows:

03/11/11 Philadelphia, PA United States Nick's Vegan Cafe w/ Magrudergrind, Backslider, Thulsa Doom
03/12/11 Washington, D.C., DC United States St. Stephens Church w/ Drop Dead, Magrudergrind
03/13/11 Greensboro, NC United States Legitimate Business w/ Magrudergrind,
03/14/11 Atlanta, GA United States Archive Gallery w/ Magrudergrind,
03/15/11 Birmingham, AL United States Spring Street Firehouse w/ Magrudergrind
03/16/11 Baton Rouge, LA United States Here Today, Gone Tomorrow w/ Magrudergrind, Thou, Barghest
03/17/11 Houston, TX United States The White Swan w/ Magrudergrind, Pretty Little Flower
03/18/11 Austin, TX United States Lovejoys FREE Noon show
03/19/11 Austin, TX United States Scoot Inn w/ Pentagram, Eyehategod and more as part of the Thrasher Magazine showcase
03/21/11 Knoxville, TN United States Longbranch Saloon w/ Weekend Nachos
03/22/11 Asheville, NC United States The Get Down w/ Magrudergrind More...

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Agoraphobic Nosebleed Posts Songs From Split

Agoraphobic Nosebleed has posted two new tracks, titled “Possession“ and “Ungrateful,“ which are taken from the forthcoming split with Despise You online now via the band’s Facebook page. You can check out both of the songs by clicking here.

The upcoming split release, titled "And On And On…," will see its release on April 26th via Relapse Records. This split features the first new recorded Despise You material in almost 10 years, with 18 tracks clocking in at just under 17 minutes. The Agoraphobic Nosebleed side of the split features seven brand new tracks.

The split album "And On And On…" will be available digitally (iTunes), on 12” vinyl, and on CD.

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Bloodiest Uploads New Song Online

Chicago, IL's Bloodiest has posted the new song “Fallen" online through Crustcake.com. The song is taken from the band's debut full-length "Descent," and can be heard in the player below.

Bloodiest - Fallen by crustcake

Bloodiest also previously posted the track “Pastures” online via the band’s Facebook page. "Descent" will see a March 29th North American release date, and the album was recorded with engineer Sanford Parker at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio studios in Chicago. Studio footage of the band recording "Descent" is available for viewing here.

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Agnostic Front Streaming New Song

New York hardcore act Agnostic Front is giving fans an early chance to hear one of the tracks from the new album "My Life, My Way." You can check out the new song "That's Life" by navigating to the band's official Facebook page at this location.

Front man Roger Miret commented on the song:

"In today's society, everyone is so busy behind their computer screens. People are spreading ignorance, hate, and just stupid shit behind their Internet walls. We speak about the youth getting sucked into this way of life and not dealing with real life situations the way we did as kids. I had just finished reading some coward flexing his megabytes on his MAC notebook and just hit me how non-confrontational some of these worms can be... basically, harden the fuck up! I do realize that these cyber attacks will never go away just like the song says I won't either and that's life!"

Footage of Agnostic Front in the recording studio is also available for viewing here. "My Life, My Way" was released in Europe on March 4th, 2011 and will drop in North America on March 22nd, 2011.

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Noctem Signs To Rising Records

Noctem recently announced that the band is recording a new full-length album. Rising Records has now checked in with the following brief update about signing a deal with Noctem to release the album:

"We are delighted to announce the signing of Spanish metallers Noctem. Their second album is due for release in April."

In the mean time, you can also check out Noctem's music by heading over to the band's official MySpace music profile.

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Aspera Changes Name To Above Symmetry

Last year Norwegian act Aspera announced it would be changing names due to copyright issues. The band has now announced its new name will officially be Above Symmetry. The "Ripples" album will now also be re-released under the new name on April 25th, 2011. The updated album cover artwork can be viewed below.

Commenting on having to change the name, Above Symmetry vocalist Atle Pettersen commented, "It's just one of those things, but it's not something that we're going to let get to us, or to detract from what we do. It's unfortunate, yes, because we were doing so well under our previous name, getting such good reviews and things, but you've just got to shrug your shoulders and carry on. It's the same band with the same musicians - all that's changed is the name. And at the end of the day it's our music that counts!"

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Brutus Posts "Anal Street" Song Online

Egyptian metallers Brutus have posted the song "Anal Street" online, which is from the band's debut album "All Roads Lead To Rome." You can check out the song in the video clip below.

The track listing for "All Roads Lead To Rome" is as follows:

1. In Lies We Trust
2. We Are Chuck Norris
3. False Flag
4. Anal Street
5. Dark Clouds
6. Here Come The Pigs
7. Civil Unjust
8. Death From Above
9. Homeless Prayer

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Akkadian Posts "Obsidian Dawn" Video

U.K. based metal act Akkadian has posted a music video online for the band's debut album "Obsidian Dawn." The video clip, which was directed by Dead Parrot Productions, can be viewed below.

You can also catch Akkadian live on the following dates:

Mar 24 The King Billy Northampton, Midlands, GB
Mar 25 The Shed Leicester, UK
Apr 6 Watercress Harry's Kettering, UNITED KINGDOM
Apr 14 The Grapes Stafford, Midlands, UNITED KINGDOM
Apr 17 The Racehorse Northampton, London and, GB

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Shadowside Announces New Album Title

Brazil's Shadowside has announced that the band's upcoming album will be titled "Inner Monster Out." The band's third full-length album was produced by Fredrik Nordström at Fredman Studio. "Inner Monster Out" is currently set for release on June 7th through SHP Records. The band also recently issued a statement about guest musicians to appear on the album, which can be read here. A video clip of Shadowside in the studio can be viewed below.

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Shadowcraft Posts "Principles Of Chaos" Trailer

Greek act Shadowcraft has posted a teaser trailer online for the band's upcoming album "Principles of Chaos," which can be viewed below. The band also commented:

"This is a preview of the first album from the band Shadowcraft called Principles of Chaos. This preview does not include vocals and bass and it has not received any mixing or mastering. Enjoy! The album will be completed soon!"

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Terminatryx Posts "Virus" Video

Cape Town based female-fronted industrial metal band Terminatryx has posted a music video online for the song "Virus," which can be viewed below.

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The Human Abstract Streaming Entire Album

The Human Abstract is currently streaming the entire "Digital Veil" album online. You can listen to all the tracks from the album through AOL Music by navigating here. "Digital Veil" is set for release on March 8th, 2011 through eONE Music, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Elegiac
2. Complex Terms
3. Digital Veil
4. Faust
5. Antebellum
6. Holographic Sight
7. Horizon to Zenith
8. Patterns

The band also recently posted a music video online for the title track off the album, which can be found at this location.

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Nowhere The Answer Announces EP Track Listing

Nowhere the Answer is currently in the studio recording a new EP titled "Infested." The band has now announced the track listing for the EP will be as follows:

1. What You've Become
2. Fuck Your Scene
3. Infested
4. My Foes
5. Rorschachs Legacy

You can also check out the band's music through the Nowhere the Answer MySpace page.

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David Ellefson Discusses Bass Clinics And More

Megadeth bassist David Ellefson recently conducted an interview with Bravewords.com, in which he discusses his current string of bass clinics, the "Big Four of thrash" touring together, and offering bass lessons. You can check out excerpts from the interview below.

Bravewords.com: You’re currently doing bass clinics with Anthrax' Frank Bello.

David Ellefson: Yeah, it’s cool because Hartke amplifiers has been a really big supporter for me. I started using them as far back as the Peace Sells tour and I’ve turned back to my weapons of choice which is the Jackson bass and the Hartke amplifiers. I did some clinics for Hartke while I was out on the Jagermeister tour and Frank Bello just came on board with Hartke, so I thought it was a really cool idea that during our down time that Frank and I go out and do some clinics together. The Big 4 thing has become the anchor between the four bands now. We’ve really put a name to our community and I think that anytime any of us do things together whether it’s the SLAYER/Megadeth Carnage tour, the Slayer/Anthrax/Megadeth Jägermeister tour, Frank and I doing bass clinics or all four of us getting onstage as the Big 4 again… More than ever we’ve become so tightly knit as a community of thrash metal right now and anything that we can do together as either pieces of the big machine or as the big machine itself is great for the fans and great for empowering the movement.

Bravewords.com: It really is great, but it was a little late in the making don’t you think? The Big 4 should have been done ten years ago.

Ellefson: The truth of it is – it should have been done twenty-five years ago, but there was a period of time where we were all carving out our own paths and our own destinies which would eventually become our own names for ourselves. To be honest with you, we all had our own course to chart and I think that the fact that we all four went and did that… We were called the Big 4 in the early ‘90s or late’80s even, but it took us to go through what we needed to go through to build our own legacies. Every one of these bands has its own legacy, which then creates this dynasty called the Big 4.

Bravewords.com: Tell me about your Rock House On Demand bass lessons.
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Hatesphere Posts Rehearsal Footage

Hatesphere has posted a video clip online of the band rehearsing new, currently unreleased material. You can check out the clip below.

Hatesphere was also recently confirmed to perform at the upcoming Walpurgis Metal Days festival. Details are available here.

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Ava Inferi Announces Bucharest Show

Ava Inferi has issued the following announcement about performing a headlining show in Bucharest:

"Ava Inferi will play a special one-off headlining show in Romania, Saturday the 7th of May. The show will be held at Wings Cub in Bucharest, and will be an unique event with specially designed stage show + specially invited guests.

"More news to come on this subject asap. The poster for the event can be seen at this location."

The band also recently announced a series of tour dates in Portugal. Details can be found at this location.

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Crimfall To Support Turisas On European Tour

Crimfall has checked in with the following announcement about supporting Turisas on the "Stand Up and Fight" 2011 tour:

"We have great news for our fans in Western Europe. Crimfallwill be supporting Turisas at their Stand Up And Fight Tour 2011. As we are also promoting our new album, there might be few CDs to buy at the merch desk. So if we get the copies early enough, you can get yours before the rest of the world!"

The details for the shows are as follows:

17.03.2011 O2 Academy Islington, London, UK
19.03.2011 Rock City, Nottingham, UK
20.03.2011 Biebob, Vosselaar, BE
21.03.2011 Le Nouveau Casino, Paris, FR
22.03.2011 Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL

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A Machine Divine Posts New Song

Newly formed West Lothian based act A Machine Divine has posted a new, unmastered song online titled "Project Monarch." You can check out the new song in the player below.

Project Monarch (un-mastered).wav by A Machine Divine

Additional demo tracks are also available for streaming through the band's MySpace profile.

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New Level Posts "Refuse" Video

Croatian act New Level has posted a video clip online for the song "Refuse," which is off the band's upcoming album "8." You can check out the video below.

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Barren Earth Posts Final Road Report

Keyboardist Kasper Martenson of Finnish act Barren Earth has checked in with the following final road report from the band's recent North American shows with Rotten Sound and Finntroll:

"Last week somebody knocked on the door of the bus. It was a drunken man who was looking for his friend. We heard that this missing friend was dressed merely in a Finnish flag, and didn’t speak any English. We were asked if this friend was in the bus. He wasn’t. We were asked if we’d seen him. We hadn’t. We were then asked to tell this lost friend, should we see him, to go to the venue. Since the lost friend didn’t speak any English, I don’t know how we were expected to accomplish this. Anyway, this man came over again and again, drunkenly slurring exactly the same things. The point of irritation was reached, after which we chose to ignore him and locked the door.

"A bit later there was somebody at the door again. Peering out the window into the dark night, I saw a figure of a shirtless man, who had a cloth of sorts around his head. ‘Oh, no! It’s the missing friend of the annoying person. This is trouble!’ I refused to open the door, and went back to the lounge. As the knocking continued louder than before, I returned to the door window to have a second look. And then it dawned upon me. It was not the missing friend, but Mathias from Finntroll returning from their gig, with a towel wrapped around his head, shivering in the cold, wondering why I had refused to open the door for him. I had a bit of explaining to do…

"After Philadelphia, the 3 remaining shows were Springfield in Virginia, and Charlotte and Raleigh in North Carolina. It seems to be very hard for us to make decisions. In Springfield our playing time was scheduled for 19:45-20:15. At 19:38 we were told that we could start right away, if we wanted to play for 7 extra minutes. We decided to start right away, but by the time we had eventually agreed upon which would be the extra song, it was already 19:44…

"In Charlotte, the posters for the gig announced not 4 but 5 bands, the fifth being Moonsorrow. Weird, that, since obviously Moonsorrow would not be appearing. Even weirder, considering that Barren Earth’s only official member of Moonsorrow, Marko, had left for Europe the previous day, handing the drumsticks over to Finntroll’s Beast Dominator. Though very different in style compared with Marko, he played very well, and the gig went smoothly. We even did a record for the amount of CDs sold per gig. Well done, Beasty D! More...

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Moribund Oblivion Posts New Album Artwork

Turkish black metal act Moribund Oblivion has announced the band will be releasing a new album titled "Manevi." Details on the release date and track listing will be announced as they are made available. In the mean time, the band has posted the cover artwork online, which can be viewed below.

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Several Moribund Oblivion tracks are also available for streaming through this location.

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Samael Posts Third "Lux Mundi" Studio Video

Swiss metallers Samael have posted a third video update from the studio online, which features footage of the band working on the upcoming album "Lux Mundi." You can check out the clip below. This clip also features a segment of the new song "The Truth is Marching On."

The currently announced track listing for "Lux Mundi" is as follows:

Luxferre
Let My People Be!
Of War
Antigod
For A Thousand Years
The Shadow Of The Sword
In The Deep
Mother Night
Pagan Trance
In Gold We Trust
Soul Invictus
The Truth Is Marching On

You can also check out Samael's second studio video report, which is available for viewing at this location.

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Blood Of God Posts Studio Footage

Blood of God has checked in with the first in a series of video blogs chronicling the band's time in the recording studio working on new material. You can check out the first clip in the player below.


Blood of God (666 Ways to die) - studio production

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Avenged Sevenfold To Headline Golden Gods Show

Orange County, California based hard rockers Avenged Sevenfold have been confirmed as the headliners for this year's edition of the Revolver Golden Gods Awards, which will take place on April 20th at the Nokia Centre in Los Angeles, California and will be televised by VH1 on May 28th.

Also performing at the show will be the original lineup of the Alice Cooper band, as well as Duff McKagen's Loaded, Devildriver, Asking Alexandria, Volbeat and Fozzy, who's lead singer Chris Jericho will also be hosting the event. Alice Cooper is also set to receive the eponymous Golden God award, while Motley Crue will be picking up the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award. The list of other nominees for the awards are as follows: More...

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Batillus Records New Song For Split Release

New York doom metal band Batillus was up early Sunday morning to record a new song for a split release with Mutilation Rites. By the evening, the band updated: "After an 18 hr day and many technical obstacles, new song is done. AJ Peters, Brendan Tobin, and Kat were all solid additions to the team."

Batillus' debut full-length recording, entitled "Furnace," will be released by Seventh Rule Recordings. The album, which was recorded at Semaphore Recording with engineer Sanford Parker (Yob, Unearthly Trance, Nachtmystium, Pelican) and mastered by Collin Jordan (Ministry, Ohgr / Skinny Puppy) at the Boiler Room, will be released on April 19th in North America, with the vinyl version available on April 16th, just in time for Record Store Day. "Furnace" will, however, be available on CD and a special tour-pressing from the band directly at shows prior to its official release. This vinyl tour pressing will feature art silk-screened by hand and will be limited to only 55 copies. The tracklisting for "Furnace" is as follows:

1. ...And The World Is As Night To Them
2. Deadweight
3. Uncreator
4. The Division
5. What Heart
6. Mautaam

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Mike Portnoy Announces New Tour Dates

Multi-instrumentalist Neal Morse will perform a number of special concerts in May with members of the original "Testimony" band featuring Mike Portnoy. The dates for the tour are as follows:

May 19 - Nashville, TN - (venue to be announced)
May 21 - Mexico City, MEX - (venue to be announced)
May 23 - New York, NY - The Blender Theater at Gramercy
May 24 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
May 26 - San Francisco, CA - The Avalon in Santa Clara
May 27 - Seattle, WA - Experience Music Project Theater
May 28 - Whittier, CA - Whittier Theater

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Broken Melody Posts New Music Video Online

Broken Melody has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "Dark And Light" and can be viewed in the player below.

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Ulver Signs To Kscope Records

European label Kscope Records, home to acts such as Porcupine Tree and Riverside, has announced its signing of progressive rock act Ulver. The label will be releasing the band's forthcoming new album "Wars Of The Roses" later in the year. You can check out the first single from "Wars Of The Roses," titled "February MMX," in the player below.

February MMX by ramble_on

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