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Metal News for March 9, 2010

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35 news articles posted on this day.

Primal Fear Updates Tour Schedule

PRIMAL FEAR has updated their world tour dates. Here are the latest dtes:

06.03.2010 GER - Esslingen - Komma / Rock For One World
26.03.2010 LUX - Moutfort - Kulturzentrum
07.04.2010 SWE - Gävle - Maxim
08.04.2010 SWE - Sweden Rock Cruise
20.05.2010 USA - New York, NY @ Gramercy
21.05.2010 USA - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
22.05.2010 USA - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
23.05.2010 CAN - Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
24.05.2010 CAN - Toronto @ Opera House
26.05.2010 USA - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
27.05.2010 USA - Detroit, MI @ Blondie's
28.05.2010 USA - Louisville, KY @ Phoenix Hill Tavern
29.05.2010 USA - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
30.05.2010 USA - St Paul, MN @ Station 4
01.06.2010 USA - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
03.06.2010 USA - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
04.06.2010 USA - Portland, OR @ Peter's Room
05.06.2010 USA - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
06.06.2010 USA - Santa Ana, Ca @ Galaxy Theatre
08.06.2010 USA - West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
09.06.2010 USA - Mesa, AZ @ U.B.'s
10.06.2010 USA - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
12.06.2010 USA - Houston, TX @ Meridian
13.06.2010 USA - Austin, TX @ Emo's
19.06.2010 F - Clisson - Hellfest Open Air
16.07.2009 t.b.a.
17.07.2010 CZ - Vizovice - Masters Of Rock
06/07.08.2010 GER - Wacken - Open Air

US dates will feature Pamela Moore (QUEENSRYCHE's "Operation Mindcrime" singer) as special guest.

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Video Interview With Dark Tranquillity Availabile

Dark Tranquillity vocalist Mikael Stanne recently conducted an interview with Bloody-Disgusting.com regarding the band's new album "We Are The Void." A video of the interview can be viewed below.

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Abscess Posts New Album Mini-Site

California death metallers Abscess released their new album "Dawn of Inhumanity" in the U.S. today, March 9th, 2010. Abscess has now posted a new mini-site online for the album that features samples from the new songs as well as an interview about the album. The mini-site can be found here.

The "Dawn of Inhumanity" track listing is as follows:

1. Goddess of Filth and Plague
2. Torn from Tomorrow
3. Never Sane Again
4. Dawn of Inhumanity
5. The Rotting Land
6. Dead Haze
7. What Have We Done to Ourselves?
8. Dark Side of a Broken Knife
9. Divine Architect of Disaster
10. Black Winds of Oblivion

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Dead And Divine Updates Tour Schedule

Ontario's Dead and Divine have updated their tour schedule with the following upcoming tour dates:

4/22 2010 The Studio (Hamilton Place) w/The Bled, Blind Witness and Let Live Hamilton, Ontario
4/23 2010 London Music Hall w/The Bled, Blind Witness and Let Live London, Ontario
4/24 2010 The Mod Club w/The Bled, Blind Witness and Let Live Toronto, Ontario
4/25 2010 Level 3 w/The Bled, Blind Witness and Let Live St Catherines, Ontario
4/26 2010 Club Vinyl w/The Bled, Blind Witness and Let Live Guelph, Ontario
4/28 2010 Time To Laugh w/The Bled, Blind Witness and Let Live Kingston, Ontario
4/29 2010 Underworld w/The Bled, Blind Witness and Let Live Montreal, Quebec
4/30 2010 Mavericks w/The Bled, Blind Witness and Let Live Ottawa, Ontario
5/9 2010 Underworld w/The Chariot and I Wrestled A Bear Once London
5/10 2010 Moho Live w/The Chariot and I Wrestled A Bear Once Manchester
5/11 2010 Rios w/The Chariot and I Wrestled A Bear Once Leeds
5/12 2010 Ivory Blacks w/The Chariot and I Wrestled A Bear Once Glasgow
5/13 2010 The Keys w/The Chariot and I Wrestled A Bear Once Middleborough
5/14 2010 Joiners w/The Chariot and I Wrestled A Bear Once Southampton
5/15 2010 ROCKFEST Belgium
5/17 2010 The Flapper Birmingham
5/18 2010 02 Academy 2 Liverpool
5/20 2010 Fibbers York
5/21 2010 Corporation Sheffield
5/22 2010 Barfly Cardiff
5/23 2010 Engine Rooms Brighton
5/24 2010 Underpass @ The Craufurd Arms Milton Keynes
5/25 2010 Face Bar Reading

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Disdained Members Form New Band

Guitarist/vocalist Branislav Panic of Serbian metal act Disdained has issued the following update about joining the new band Synesis Absorption:

"Greetings, I am honored to let you know that Milos (Disdained) invited me to participate in this Project. I am now officially the lead vocalist for Synesis Absorption, and in the near future will start co-writing and recording new material with Milos for the first full-length album. The recording process of the first single will start in a few days in the USA, were drums will be played by Mike Smith, drummer of NY`s legends Suffocation.

"The final line-up for the first SYNESIS ABSORPTION recording will be the following: Branislav Panic (Disdained) - Vocals, Miloš Batocanin (Disdained) - Guitars/Vocals, Shannon Hamm (Death) - Guitars, Steve DiGiorgio (Sadus) - Bass, Michael Smith (Suffocation) - Drums. For further news & updates, visit the official Synesis Absorption MySpace profile."

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Aspera Confirmed For Prog Power Europe

Norway's Aspera has been confirmed for the 2010 edition of the Prog Power Europe festival, which takes place from October 1st - 3rd in the Netherlands. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location. Other acts confirmed for the festival include Serenity, Leprous, Oceans of Sadness, Proghma-C, Sacrum, and The Dust Connection.

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Dream Theater Reschedules Chile Tour Date

Dream Theater have announced they are rescheduling their previously announced show on Thursday, March 11th in Santiago, Chile. The concert will now take place on Friday, March 12th at the Movistar Arena instead. The upcoming Dream Theater tour dates are as follows:

3/12 2010 Santiago, Chile - Movistar Arena Santiago
3/13 2010 Buenos Aires, Argentina - Luna Park Buenos Aires
3/16 2010 Porto Alegre, Brazil - Pepsi On Stage Porto Alegre
3/18 2010 Curitiba, Brazil - Master Hall Curitiba
3/19 2010 Sao Paulo, Brazil - Credicard Hall Sao Paulo
3/20 2010 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Citibank Hall Rio de Janeiro
3/22 2010 Lima, Peru - Jockey Club Lima
3/24 2010 Caracas, Venezuela - Poliedro Caracas
6/9 2010 Superpages.com Center Dallas, Texas
6/11 2010 The Woodlands Houston, Texas
6/12 2010 AT&T Center San Antonio, Texas
6/14 2010 Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater Denver, Colorado
6/16 2010 Journal Pavilion Albuquerque, New Mexico
6/17 2010 Cricket Pavilion Phoenix, Arizona
6/19 2010 San Manuel Amphitheater San Bernardino, California
6/20 2010 Sleep Train Pavilion Concord, California
6/22 2010 White River Amphitheater Auburn, Washington
6/24 2010 GM Place Vancouver, British Columbia
6/26 2010 Rexall Place Edmonton, Alberta
6/29 2010 Credit Union Centre Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
7/3 2010 Molson Amphitheater Toronto, Ontario
7/11 2010 PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel, New Jersey
7/12 2010 Madison Square Garden New York, New York
7/14 2010 Post Gazette Pavilion Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
7/15 2010 Blossom Music Center Cleveland, Ohio
7/17 2010 DTE Music Theatre Detroit, Michigan
7/18 2010 First Midwest Bank Amphitheater Chicago, Illinois
7/20 2010 Nissan Pavilion Washington DC, Washington DC

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Dragonforce Confirms Vocalist Split

Yesterday Roadrunner Records issued a statement that Dragonforce had parted ways with their vocalist ZP Theart, and then removed the posting. Dragonforce has now issued the following statement on their MySpace page confirming the split:

"It is with great regret that DragonForce announce a parting of the ways with singer ZP Theart. This is due to insurmountable differences of musical opinion but the rest of the band sincerely wish ZP great success with his future projects. While the creative core members have begun writing the fifth album, they have also started a worldwide search for a new vocalist. 'We are looking for a powerful melodic singer, to write a new chapter of DragonForce with us.' said guitarist Herman Li. Anyone wishing to audition for the vacant position should apply following the instructions at this web address."

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Mhorgl Reveals New Album Tracklisting

Perth black metallers Mhorgl are set release their new album "Antinomian" later this month. The album which was mixed and mastered by Aidan Barton at Sovereign Studios features eight songs, including a cover of Ozzy's "Mr Crowley."

Here's the "Antinomian" tracklisting:

Nocturnal Blasphemy
Kiss of Midnight
Iron Clad Destruction
Essence of Evil
Necrohatred
Subterranean Assault Beast
The Paean of Hangatyr
Mr Crowley

The track "Nocturnal Blasphemy" from the album can be heard here.

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Illnath Fires Drummer Danni Jelsgaard

Danish melodic black metal band Illnath has parted ways with drummer Danni Lyse Jelsgaard. The band has issued the following explanation:

"Illnath has fired Danni, due to his lack of true dedication to the band. Danni cancelled a show very late, only 5 days before we were playing. He cancelled the show because he better wanted to play a show with his other band Svartsot. to avoid those problems in the future we are sad that we had to fire Danni. We are currently checking out new possible drummers."

"The gig on apocalyptic form of death festival is NOT cancelled!"

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Bullet For My Valentine Announces US Tour Dates

Bullet For My Valentine has announced the following headlining tour dates with Chiodos and Airbourne:

April 30 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
May 01 - East Rutherford, NJ - Bamboozle
May 02 - Baltimore, MD - Ram’s Head
May 04 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
May 05 - Nashville, TN - Rocketown
May 07 - Dallas, TX - House Of Blues
May 08 - TBA
May 09 - Tulsa, OK - Diamond
May 11 - Phoenix, AZ- Marquee
May 12 - Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues
May 14 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove *Main Support TBA
May 15 - San Diego, CA - SOMA *Airbourne not on this date
May 16 - San Francisco, CA - Regency Center Ballroom
May 18 - Salt Lake City, UT - Great Salt Air
May 19 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theater
May 21 - St Louis, MO - The Pageant
May 22 - Chicago, IL - Rivera
May 23 - Columbus, OH - Rock On The Range
May 25 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
May 26 - Minneapolis, MN - 1st Avenue
May 28 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Orbit Room
May 29 - TBA
May 30 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore

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Fuck the Facts Announces World Tour Dates

FUCK THE FACTS will embark on a month-long European tour starting Friday, March 5th. This tour kicks-off in Italy and is in support of the band's self-released "Unnamed 7" EP. FUCK THE FACTS will also be touring the U.S. in May on their way to and from the annual Maryland Deathfest. A listing of confirmed tour dates and cities can be found below.

FUCK THE FACTS released the "Unnamed 7" last month and are currently streaming the release via Exclaim.ca. This strictly limited to 500 release is available through the band at this location.

FUCK THE FACTS tour dates are as follows:

March 09 - Nancy, France - Soap Box Bar
March 10 - Antwerp, Belgium - De Rots
March 11 - Tilburg, Netherlands - Little Devil Club
March 12 - Mullhiem, Germany - Az
March 13 - Kiel, Germany - Alte Meirei
March 14 - Aalborg, Denmark - 1000fryd
March 15 - Oslo, Norway - Funhouse
March 16 - Goteborg, Sweden - Underjorden
March 17 - Vaxjo, Sweden - Bergendalska Garden
March 18 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Dodsmaskinen
March 19 - Neobrandenbourg, Germany - AJZ
March 20 - Berlin, Germany - Kopi
March 22 - Leipzig, Germany - Zoro
March 23 - Dresden, Germany - AZ Conni
March 24 - Wroclaw, Poland - CRK
March 25 - Namestovo, Poland - Triangel Club
March 26 - Ostrava, Czech Rep. - Bogota
March 27 - Prague, Czech Rep. - Mondra Vopice
March 28 - Plzen, Czech Rep. - Club Pod Lampou
March 29 - Zlin, Czech Rep. - U Teutora Club
March 30 - Nitra, Slovakia - Frankie Club
March 31 - Wien, Austria - Escape Metalcorner
April 01 - Ptuj, Slovenia - K.L.E.T.
April 02 - Gorizia, Italy - Pieffe Factory
April 03 - Cattolica, Italy - Boulevard
April 23 - Brantford, ON - The Alex
April 24 - Toronto, ON - Hard Luck Bar
May 14 - Ithaca, NY - CSMA
May 15 - Rochester, NY - Bug Jar
May 16 - Cleveland, OH - Now That's Class
May 17 - Lansing, MI - Mac's Bar
May 18 - Chicago, IL - Reggies
May 19 - St. Louis, MO - Fubar
May 21 - Dallas, TX - Renos
May 22 - Amarillo, TX - War Legion
May 23 - Austin, TX - Red 7
May 24 - Oklahoma, OK - Conservatory
May 25 - New Orleans, LA - The Bar
May 26 - Birmingham, AL - Firehouse
May 27 - Johnson City, TN - Hideaway
May 28 - Harrisonburg, VA - The Sleep On It Warehouse
May 29 - Baltimore, MD - Maryland Deathfest
June 01 - Providence, RI - Club Hell
June 18 - Montebello, QC - Montebello Marina
June 19 - Sherbrooke, QC - Bar Le Magog
July 23 - Montreal, QC - Friendship Cove

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For Today Posts New Music Video Online

FOR TODAY has posted a new music video for the song "Saul Of Tarsus (The Messenger)." the video was filmed at the Stronghold in Chino, CA by Drew Russ and can be seen below:

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Children Of Bodom To Enter The Studio

Finnish heavy metal outfit Children Of Bodom has announced that they will be entering the recording studio this summer to record a brand new studio album. A message from bass player Henkka T. Blacksmith reads as follows:

"It is great to have a new rehearsal space. We can rehearse whenever and as long as we want. And this is a new thing for us as a band. So making new songs is now really different than before.

"It's been really exciting, once again, to gather at the rehearsal space and start jamming the new ideas Alexi (Laiho) has in mind for. I'm really excited now, and looking forward everyday to get there again to see what's new this time.

"Soon we will jam some old songs too, since we have these three shows in Finland next month. It s been quite a long time since last live show, so that is a fresh thing to do also, the small Fenno-tour. And we've never played in Sotkamo area!!! More...

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Magus Beast Welcomes New Drummer Mike Festa

Magus Beast has posted the following message welcoming their new drummer Mike Festa:

"It is with Great Pleasure that Magus Beast announces that Mike Festa has joined the ranks of MAGUS BEAST as resident skin basher. Mike brings a hunger and aggressiveness that will help bring MAGUS BEAST to the next level. Please join us in welcoming Mike to the fold."

"Also, we would like to send out a HUGE THANK YOU to Andrew Hoxter. While he was playing drums for Magus Beast for only a short time, We quickly saw what a gifted and talented musician Andy is. While his time in Magus Beast may be over. He is still a welcome friend, a great guy and an incredible musician. I recommend anyone who needs a sick drummer to look this guy up."

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Death Angel Posts Studio Video Blog online

San Francisco Bay Area thrash legends, DEATH ANGEL, have uploaded their first studio video blog, which can be seen below:

DEATH ANGEL have been holed up in their Oakland, California studio for the past few months writing songs for their next Nuclear Blast release. The band is currently at Audio Hammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with production genius Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, AUGUST BURNS RED, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, ALL THAT REMAINS, WHITE CHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER) tracking the new record, tentatively scheduled for a September of 2010 release.

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Destruction Parts Ways With Drummer

German thrash metal legends Destruction has announced that they have parted ways with drummer Marc Reign. A message from the band reads as follows:

"Now it's official, the DVD A Savage Symphony, is the farewell gift from drummer Marc Reign for the Destruction fans.

"Tour-stress caused personal and musical differences, so both parties decided to go separate ways in the future.

"Marc will concentrate on his rock-project Volcano and wants to keep himself open for other musical styles. He wants to thank all the Destruction maniacs worldwide and the band for all the great fun and support over all those years! More...

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Official "Arise" Documentary Trailer Posted Online

The official trailer for "Arise," the first ever Sri Lankan anthological metal music documentary showcasing the music, the lives, and the reasons behind some of the best raw underground talents from the Sri Lankan metal music scene, has been posted online. The film revolves around four underground metal bands from the local music scene taking an in-depth look into to their art as well as their ideologies and life ambitions. Check out the trailer below:

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Metal Injection Posts Hour-Long NAMM Special

In case you missed it, Metal Injection has posted an hour-long NAMM 2010 special. You can watch the first of four parts below. This portion features coverage of Eernie Ball, Gibraltor, Dean Guitars (featuring new Dimebag models), Offset Drum Pedals and Wood Violins as well as interviews with SUICIDE SILENCE and WWE Superstar/FOZZY Frontman Chris Jericho.

Read the full article at Metal Injection.

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Five Finger Death Punch Song On Rock Band 2

Five Finger Death Punch has issued the following update about their song "Burn It Down" becoming available as a download for Rock Band 2:

"Our track 'Burn It Down' is now available on Rock Band 2! You can purchase the track in the Rock Band store and on Xbox live marketplace! Click the link here to download the track. I'd like to see you TRY and do Jason Hook's wicked riff during the bridge, haha!"

Five Finger Death Punch also has the following upcoming tour dates: More...

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Korpiklaani Posts Video Message To Chile

Finnish folk metallers Korpiklaani will be embarking on a series of tour dates in Chile later this month. The band has now posted a video message to their fans in Chile, which can be viewed below.

Korpiklaani's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Megadeth Checks In From The Road

Megadeth bassist David Ellefson has checked in from their current tour with the following road report:

"Checking in from the tour, here in Saskatoon Canada tonight. The shows have been packed and a real blast. I don't know if its because our fellow Canadian drummer Shawn Drover is in the band but the crowds seem to be exceptionally rowdy and really fired up here north of the border. That's a good thing!

"Dave and I have been doing the past few after-show meet n greets together and the love from the fans has been fantastic. For me, it's been a warm welcome back into the fold. It's also fun to hear stories from so many of them, especially about their experiences with our music and the past Megadeth shows during their lifetimes. Often their tattoos tell the story.... Back in the USA tomorrow and hitting the mid-west and east coast later in the week."

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Otargos Announces Fill-In Bassist For Festival

French black metallers Otargos had previously announced their bassist XXX will be performing as the live bassist for Nefarium's upcoming "Declaration of Hate" European tour. During that time Otargos will be performing at the Chaulnes Metal Fest 2010, which takes place from April 3rd - 4th. Otargos has now announced that Psoriasis member Dr. Scalp will be filling in for XXX for the festival performance. More information on the festival can be found at this location.

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Benediction To Play Scheduled South American Shows

U.K. based death metallers Benediction previously announced a string of South American tour dates, which were briefly put on hold due to the recent earthquakes. The band has now announced that all previously announced shows will go on as originally planned. The upcoming Benediction tour dates are as follows:

3/11 2010 SAO PAULO - BRASIL SAO PAULO
3/12 2010 SANTIAGO - CHILE SANTIAGO
3/13 2010 CORDOBA-ARGENTINA CORDOBA
3/14 2010 BUENOS AIRES - ARGENTINA BUENOS AIRES
3/17 2010 BELEM - BRAZIL BELEM
3/18 2010 SAO LUIS - BRASIL SAO LUIIS
3/19 2010 BELO HORIZONTE- BRASIL BELO HORIZONTE
3/20 2010 SALVADOR - BRASIL SALVADOR
3/21 2010 CAMPINAS - BRAZIL CAMPINAS
4/2 2010 INFERNO FESTIVAL.. NORWAY OSLO
4/28 2010 ATAK CLUB - ENSCHEDE - HOLLAND ENSCHEDE
4/30 2010 NEUROTIC DEATHFEST - HOLLAND NEUROTIC DEATHFEST
5/1 2010 LONDON ULU LONDON
5/4 2010 RIO’S LEEDS
5/5 2010 CENTRAL STATION WREXHAM
5/6 2010 ASYLUM BIRMINGHAM
5/7 2010 WALPURGIS METAL DAYS FESTIVAL GERMANY
7/30 2010 ROCK AREA FESTIVAL LORELY GERMANY

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Bring Me The Horizon To Release Remixed Album

Bring Me The Horizon, who are currently in the process of working on a new album, have announced they will release a new three disc version of their 2008 album "Suicide Season." The collection will feature the original album, 14 remixed songs, and a DVD with four music videos and a live show from Mexico City. A teaser trailer for the new version of the album can be viewed below.

The "Suicide Season" deluxe edition track listing is as follows: More...

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Netherbird Offering First Album As Free Download

Netherbird, who recently signed to Scarecrow Recordings, has issued the following update about offering "The Ghost Collector" as a free download:

"The Ghost Collector - now for free legal download! Yes, new label and a great surprise for you all! Our first album, The Ghost Collector, is to be re-issued this summer on Scarecrow Records. But they have already made the current version available for free legal download. So now you can get these tunes in excellent quality! So grab your copy right away from the links below! Spread the word and make sure to crank up your speakers!

"All versions include a high quality pdf-booklet and cover art. We look forward to a very productive 2010 and this feels like a great way to get started! You can still find some copies of The Ghost Collector out there and it will be available on our new label during summer, but before that we will release Monument Black Colossal! Take care!"

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OverMaster Reveals New Album Artwork

OverMaster will release their upcoming album "Madness of War" on April 23rd, 2010 via Cruz Del Sur Music. The artwork for the album can be viewed here. Three tracks from the new album can be heard at the OverMaster MySpace page.

The track listing for "Madness of War" is as follows:

1. Walking Back To Hell
2. Marble King
3. Spartan Warriors
4. Overlord
5. Revolution World
6. Jungle Of Madness
7. Nameless Hero
8. Children Of The Sand
9. Battle Prayer
10. Prophet Of War
11. Efialths

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Woods Of Desolation Finishes New Album

Woods of Desolation has issued the following update about completing a new album:

"I'm very glad to be able to say that the new Woods of Desolation album is now complete! 2 years have pass since the 'Sorh' EP was recorded in 2008, and 3 years since the debut album 'Toward The Depths' in 2007, and after 'Sorh' I did not think another release would be completed, but thankfully with the help of Tim the album I wanted to create has finally become a reality.

"Quite alot has naturally progressed and matured in the years leading up to this recording and to think that this album wouldn't reflect that would be erroneous. A professional studio has been used to make this record and so I would naturally expect some people to complain solely about this fact. However, what people do not realize is Woods of Desolation was never intentionally made to be a 'raw black metal' project, I was simply using the tools I had at hand at the time to best complete the vision I had in mind of my own creation. Unfortunately my knowledge of recording techniques and equipment was rather poor, resulting in what has been labeled as 'raw black metal' by people outside the band. More...

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Vreid Updates Tour Schedule

Norwegian metallers Vreid have updated their European tour schedule with the following dates:

3/13 2010 Pontins Resort, Hammerfest Prestatyn Sands, Wales UK
4/15 2010 The Lexington London
4/16 2010 Turock Essen
4/17 2010 Royal Metal Fest Voxhall Århus
4/29 2010 W2 Den Bosch
4/30 2010 Ragnarök Festival Ostbayernhalle Rieden/Kreuth
5/1 2010 Fieste Pagana Eselswiese Schmerikon
6/19 2010 Jotunheim Festial Kroatia Mocvara Zagreb

You can also catch sample Vreid tracks via their MySpace page.

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Tales From The Pit: Escaping Devildriver's Pit

We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week Devildriver frontman Dez Fafara points us to one of the largest pits witnessed:

"The Tale I have can be viewed online! DevilDriver in the tent at Download, almost 15,000 people and a huge pit takes place. Everyone is cool, taking care of each other and suddenly, from the stage, I see some dude scrambling up a pole in the middle of the pit to get up and away from the mayhem! He stayed till the song was finished and we caught it all on tape. Other stories include random broken legs, arms, noses, teeth knocked out, pitters passing out and the always fun ‘I’ve fallen and can't get back up!'"

We'll see if we can get Dez to elaborate on some of his other stories, but check out the video of this massive pit at Download 2007 that he's talking about:

Devildriver recently wrapped up a tour with Suffocation and Goatwhore where they were doing a little work on some new material as well. The band will be heading overseas to take part in Hammerfest from March 11th - 13th, 2010 in North Wales.

Check back every Tuesday for more tales from the mosh pit.

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Life Of Agony Signs To I Scream Records

I Scream Records has announced the signing of Life Of Agony. On Saturday April 3, 2010 I Scream Records will be recording and filming Life Of Agony's performance at the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium, the second show of their exclusive European "20 Years Strong" tour. In late 2009 the band performed their debut album "River Runs Red" in its entirety during a few exclusive, sold out, US shows and now, after popular demand, they're also heading over to Europe to perform a set built around this amazing, legendary album.

The release of this "20 Years Strong" live album, which will also include a free bonus DVD of the complete show at the Ancienne Belgique, exclusive footage and much more, is set for early this Summer.

Here are the latest Life Of Agony "20 Years Strong" European tour 2010 dates:

April 2nd - Effenaar in Eindhoven, The Netherlands (sold out)
April 3rd - Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium
April 4th - Matrix in Bochum, Germany

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A Clearer Sky Recordings Acquires Forgotten Empire

A Clearer Sky Recordings has announced that they've purchased the entire remaining Forgotten Empire Records catalog. Releases include:

Across Tundras "Lonesome Wails From The Weeping Willow" CD
Slacks "Field Recordings" CD/digipack
East Of The Wall "Farmers Almanac" CD/digipack
GP~00 (i) CD/digipack
The Comanche Sigh "The Black Zodiak" CD
RunsFasterScared self-titled full length CD
Day Without Dawn self-titled CD/EP
East Of The Wall self-titled CD/EP

All of these releases will be available from the A Clearer Sky Recordings webstore starting next weekend. A Clearer Sky Recordings is acting as the distributor for these releases and will only be selling the remaining stock; there are no re-presses planned at this time, but a few may be coming soon.

"Over the past year FER has gone through alot of changes and misfortunes," comments A Clearer Sky Recordings. "Being understaffed and overwhelmed things got out of control (too busy, with little help). Since A Clearer Sky started as an affiliate of FER 3 years ago, we thought it be best to purchase their remaining inventory. A Clearer Sky Recordings is run and operated by several very dedicated individuals and has been around since early 2007. As of mid 2009 A Clearer Sky began running as a seperate label completely independent of FER with our own distribution and releases. Many thanks to everyone at FER for getting us our start, and helping us along."

"We are currently looking for a few new bands to complete a small roster. We are 1000% DIY and plan on staying that way. We do not care about putting out a million releases and making tons of money, we just want to release good music from bands we love. Please get in touch with us for more info."

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Guttural Secrete To Record New EP

Las Vegas metal band Guttural Secrete has issued the following update:

"It's been a long time since we've had any kind of updates. First of all we have been working very hard on new material for our next release which will come out on Brutal Bands. The songs are taking some time but are coming along nicely. Things should start to progress a lot better now though as we would like to welcome back Randy to the band who previously played with us on the last CD, Reek of Pubescent Despoilment, as well as recorded it. Our main focus currently is to get Randy up to date on the newest material so we can prepare to record a 3 song promo that we can hopefully get out for you guys sometime soon. We'll keep you guys all up to date on everything we're up to. We are certain that this new material will not disappoint and we appreciate everyone's patience and support."

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Ashes of Your Enemy Working on New EP

New Jersey metal band Ashes of Your Enemy has issued the following update:

"Whats up everyone. Just to give all of you an update... we've been working hard on a new 4 song ep. Its being recorded at our singers studio, which hes also producing, engineering and mixing.
We'll keep you posted as it nears completion!"

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Silent Civilian Posts New Song Online

SILENT CIVILIAN's new album, "Ghost Stories," is set for a May 18th release and the band has teamed up exclusively with Revolver Magazine to present the worldwide debut of the track “Atonement.” Check it out here.

Jonny Santos (vocals) describes the meaning behind the track, “The song ‘Atonement’ is basically about being cast away by someone you respect, love and hold in high regards. Lost loyalty, yet still holding on to what was once true. I was lyrically inspired by someone whom I loved and adored, but whom was too swayed by the next door neighbor’s lawn instead of watering their own. People need to think twice before making decisions they will regret for years to come. We play the song live and it has been met with nothing but praise. It’s a combination of tragedy and violence. It differs from the rest of the album in the sense of being more of melodic, yet shows how the band has grown adhering to no boundaries. This is atonement.”

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