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Metal News for April 10, 2011

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22 news articles posted on this day.

Loudblast Posts New Music Video Online

Dark thrashers Loudblast have posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "Emptiness Crushes My Soul" which is taken from its forthcoming album "Frozen Moments Between Life And Death." "Frozen Moments Between Life And Death" was mixed by producer Peter Tagtgren at Abyss Studio in Parlby, Sweden. You can view the new music video as well as the album's tracklisting below.


1. Frozen Moments Between Life And Death
2. Neverending 'Blast
3. Emptiness Crushes My Soul
4. Cold Blooded Kind
5. Towards Oneness
6. Nosce Te Ipsum
7. The Bitter Seed
8. Hazardous Magic
9. To Bury An Empire

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System Of A Down Wants Fans To Choose Setlists

Reunited nu-metal act System Of A Down has revealed that it wants its fans to choose the setlist for a large portion of its upcoming reunion tour dates. The band has also revealed that one winner from each tour city will win a pair of tickets to his/her local show. They will also recieve a setlist from the show they attended, signed by all four members of the group. You can vote for your favourite songs at this location. The participating dates can be found in the list below.

May 10 - Edmonton, AB - Canada Rexall Place
May 12 - Vancouver, BC - Canada Rogers Arena
May 13 - Seattle, WA, USA - Key Arena
May 15 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
May 18 - Denver, CO - Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
May 19 - Albuquerque, NM - Hard Rock Casino presents The Pavilion
May 21 - San Diego, CA - Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
May 22 - Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl
May 24 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum
May 25 - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
June 04 - Nürnberg, Germany - Rock in Park
June 05 - Nürburgring, Germany - Rock am Ring
June 06 - Paris, France - Omnisports de Bercy
June 08 - Paris, France - Omnisports de Bercy
June 09 - Interlaken, Switzerland - Greenfield Festival
June 11 - Castle Donington, UK - Download Festival
June 13 - Nickelsdorf, Austria - Novarock
June 15 - Berlin, Germany - Wulheide
June 17 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Meltdown Festival
June 19 - Seinajoki, Finland - Provinssirock
June 21 - Moscow, Russia - Olympisky

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Stone Sour Dedicates Performance To Paul Gray

During a recent stop on the "Avalanche" tour Stone Sour dedicated its performance of "Bother" to the late Paul Gray, on what would have been Gray's 39th birthday. Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor commented on the dedication by saying:

"Some of you know today is my fallen brother's birthday. I wasn't sure if I was gonna say anything. But I miss him every day. So I'd like to dedicate this song to him."

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Black Sabbath To Release "Born Again" Deluxe Set

Sanctuary Records has anoounced that they will be releasing a 2-disc deluxe-edition reissue of Black Sabbath's "Born Again" on May 30, 2011. You can view the reissue's tracklisting below.

"Born Again" was the only album by Black Sabbath featuring Ian Gillan, who was at the time a solo artist and former singer for Deep Purple, on vocals.

Disc 1:
1. Trashed
2. Stonehenge
3. Disturbing The Priest
4. The Dark
5. Zero The Hero
6. Digital Bitch
7. Born Again
8. Hot Line
9. Keep It Warm

Disc 2:
1. The Fallen
2. Stonehenge
3. Hot Line
4. War Pigs
5. Black Sabbath
6. The Dark
7. Zero The Hero
8. Digital Bitch
9. Iron Man
10. Smoke On The Water
11. Paranoid

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Shrine Of Suffering Posts New Music Video Online

Shrine Of Suffering has posted its very first music video online. The video was shot for the track "Blood Of The Infidel" and can be viewed below.

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Therion Posts New Music Video Online

European progressive/symphonic metal act Therion has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "Kali Yuga III" and can be viewed in the player below. More...

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Helmet To Tour Australia

Helmet have revealed its tour dates for its upcoming trip to Australia later this summer. You can check out all of the announced dates in the list below.

06/22 Gold Coast, AUS – Coolangatta Hotel
06/23 Brisbane, AUS – Hi-FI
06/24 Sydney, AUS – Manning Bar
06/25 Melbourne, AUS – Hi-Fi
06/26 Adelaide, AUS – Fowler’s
06/28 Perth, AUS – Amplifier
06/30 Canberra, AUS – Anu Bar
07/01 Wollongong, AUS – Uni Bar
07/02 Newcastle, AUS – Newcastle Leagues Club

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Russian Circles Announces European Dates

Progressive post-rock act Russian Circles has revealed the dates for its forthcoming tour of Europe. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.

06/17 Tilburg, NET – 013
06/18 Bruges, BEL – Entrepot
06/19 London, UK – ULU
06/20 Manchester, UK – Islington Mill
06/21 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
06/22 Paris, FRA – La Maroquinerie
06/28 Barcelona, SPA – Apolo 2
06/30 Zurich, SWI – Rote Fabrik
07/01 Karlsruhe, GER – Jubez
07/02 Munich, GER – Feierwerk
07/07 Vienna, AUT – Arena
07/08 Leipzig, GER – UT Connewitz
07/09 Prague, CZE – Matrix Klub
07/10 Berlin, GER – Festaal Kreuzberg
07/11 Hamburg, GER – Hafenklang
07/13 Oslo, NOR – N03
07/14 Stockholm, SWE – Strand
07/16 Dortmund, GER – Fzw

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Three Days Grace Covers Limp Bizkit

Quality bootleg footage has been posted online featuring hard rockers Three Days Grace covering Limp Bizkit's "Break Stuff" live in concert. You can check out the footage below.

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Mushroomhead Announces Tour With (Hed)p.e.

American nu-metal veterans Mushroomhead have revealed the dates for their upcoming U.S. co-headline tour with (Hed)p.e. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.

04/15 Agora Hills, CA – Canyon Club
04/16 Santa Ana, CA – The Galaxy Theatre
04/17 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
04/19 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
04/20 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
04/21 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
04/22 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
04/23 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
04/24 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
04/26 Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium
04/27 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze Presents
04/28 Des Moines, IA – People’s Court
04/29 Sauget, IL – Pop’s Nightclub
04/30 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
05/01 Joliet, IL – Mojoes
05/02 Battle Creek, MI – Planet Live Music
05/04 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
05/05 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
05/06 Columbus, OH – Al Rosa Villa
05/08 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
05/10 Dayton, OH – McGuffys House Of Rock
05/11 Louisville, OH – The Carriage House
05/12 Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
05/13 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
05/14 Albany, NY – Northern Lights
05/15 Auburn, ME – Club Texas
05/17 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
05/18 Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock Cafe
05/19 Springfield, VA – Jaxx
05/20 Jacksonville, NC – Hooligans
05/21 Fayetteville, NC – The Rock Shop
05/22 Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall
05/23 Pensacola, FL – Phineas Phogg’s
05/25 Tallahassee, FL – Floyds Music Store
05/26 St. Petersburg, FL – State Theatre
05/27 Jacksonville, FL – Rain
05/28 Orlando, FL – Firestone Live
05/29 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – The Culture Room
05/31 Tyler, TX – Clicks
06/02 Odessa, TX – Dos Amigos
06/03 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
06/04 Dallas, TX – Trees
06/05 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre
06/06 Farmington, NM – Top Deck
06/08 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
06/09 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
06/10 Los Angeles, CA – The Key Club

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Within The Ruins Reveals New EP Tracklisting

Within The Ruins has revealed the tracklisting for its upcoming EP release titled "Omen." The EP has been set for a May 24, 2011 release date through Victory Records. You can view the album's tracklisting below as well as a video report from the studio.

1. Controller
2. Infamy
3. Carry On My Wayward Son (Kansas cover)
4. Fight Fire With Fire (Metallica cover)

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Periphery Drops Out Of Fair To Midland Tour

Progressive metal act Periphery has posted the following statement online, announcing it has decided to cancel its remaining dates on the Fair To Midland North American tour.

"We are undergoing some very serious personal emergencies. The show at Jaxx in Springfield, VA tonight was the last one for us on the tour with Fair To Midland. We are really sorry for the inconvenience we are causing any of our fans, but also the bands that we have been on tour with for the past couple of weeks. Please don’t be upset, we really need your support! Thank you for understanding"

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All That Remains Posts Music Video Shoot Footage

American hard rock act All That Remains has posted some behind the scenes footage from the video shoot for its track "The Last Time." You can view the footage in the player below.


All That Remains - The Making of "The Last Time" Music

All That Remains | Myspace Music Videos

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Torche Expands Summer Tour With New Dates

American sludge rockers Torche have nearly doubled the dates for its forthcoming tour of the United States this coming summer. You can check out the newly updated list of dates, cities and venues below.

07/07 Houston, TX – Walter’s On Washington
07/08 Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon
07/09 Birmingham, AL – Bottle Tree
07/11 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
07/12 Miami, FL – Churchill’s
07/14 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
07/15 Greensboro, NC – TBA
07/16 Washington DC – Rock and Roll Hotel
07/17 Baltimore, MD – The Ottobar
07/19 Philadelphia PA – First Unitarian Church
07/20 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
07/21 Boston, MA – Middle East Downstairs
07/22 Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place
07/23 Cleveland, OH – The Grog Shop
07/24 Newport, KY – The Southgate House
07/26 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
07/27 Indianapolis, IN – The Hoosier Dome
07/28 Chicago, IL – The Bottom Lounge
07/29 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock
07/30 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room-Street Stag
07/31 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
08/02 Salt Lake City, UT – Club Vegas
08/03 Boise, ID – Neurolux
08/04 Seattle, WA – Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room
08/05 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
08/06 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
08/07 Los Angeles, CA – The Troubadour
08/08 San Diego, CA – Casbah
08/09 Scottsdale, AZ – Martini Ranch
08/10 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
08/12 Dallas, TX – Club Dada
08/13 San Antonio, TX – Korova
08/14 Austin, TX – Red 7

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"Duff McKagan's Money Advice" SXSW Talk Now Online

"Duff McKagan's Money Advice" talk from SXSW, geared toward musicians and bands, has been posted online as a podcast. Here's a description of the talk:

Duff McKagan's early rockstar experiences are a story of excess and careless spending. Fortunately, he sobered up and wised up about his finances. He devoted a great deal of time and energy learning the details of personal finance, and now he's sharing his experience with audiences and readers of his column. The 'Your Financial Advisor is Duff McKagan' presentation at SXSW 2011 is a unique combination of Duff's experience and advice for musicians. You can learn the hard way, or you can heed Duff's suggestions.

You can listen to the podcast online here.

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Indecent Excision Signs To Grindethic Records

Grindethic Records has announced the signing of Italy's INDECENT EXCISION to their roster. The band formed in 2006 as a project of Hannes. After experimenting with members of PUTRIDITY and EGEMONY, a lasting partnership was formed in 2008 when vocalist Bazza joined the band.

The pair entered Magostudio in Trento at the end of 2010 to record their debut album, "Deification Of The Grotesque," which includes guest appearances from members of PUTRIDITY, SEPTYCAL GORGE and VOMIT THE SOUL.

The release will feature ten tracks of brutal death metal for fans of DISGORGE, DEVOURMENT and SIKFUK. Preorders will be available soon but in the meantime a preview track can be heard on the band's Myspace page.

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TheConflitto Announces Eurpoean Tour Dates

Hardcore combo TheConflitto is ready to schedule the first European tour during September/October. The band will play in Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and France.

In the meantime, you can catch TheConflitto live at the confirmed gigs like FUNTIME FESTIVAL (Aarschot - Belgium) or at the following:

23 April @ c.s.a T28 di Loreto (Milano)
30 April @ Lucrezia Club (Genova)
21 May @ La Rotaia Club (Grosseto)
28 May @ r.d.a MayDay c.s.o.a (La Spezia)
4 June @ c.s.o.a Germina Cimarelli (Terni)
18 June @ c.s.o.a SARS (Viareggio)
17 September @ Thunderdome Club (Bologna)

Check out some of the band's music on their MySpace page.

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Djevel Completes New Album, "Dødssanger"

Djevel, the band featuring T. Ciekals (ex-Ljå), E. Hjelvik (Kvelertak) and Mannevond (Koldbrann/Urgehal), have completed the recordings of their debut album "Dødssanger", which will be released on June 13, 2011.

Two raw mix versions from the album can now be heard at the band's Facebook page, MySpace, and Reverbnation or in the player below. More info is to be released on this release shortly.

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Hexfire Posts Album Teaser

Hexfire has posted a teaser video online for the band's upcoming album, which can be viewed below. The band also commented:

"After months of silence, we would like to show you a teaser of our upcoming album made by Diego 'Grom' Meraviglia. Hope you enjoy it! Song samples will be uploaded on our MySpace profile soon. The release date of the album will be announced in May! Stay tuned for further information!"

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Interview

Autumns Eyes Discusses The Passing Of Peter Steele

New England based, one-man metal project Autumns Eyes has taken a break from working on the upcoming album "Please Deceive Me" to contribute a cover song and handle the engineering duties for Metalunderground.com's upcoming Peter Steele tribute.

Drawing on a wide range of influences and working with many different styles, Autumns Eyes has released symphonic black metal heavy outings like "Surrender the Fire," as well as less heavy and more progressive albums such as "Abandoned Expression."

Following-up our last interview, which focused more on horror movies, Autumns Eyes mastermind Dan Mitchell has now posted a new video interview to discuss the upcoming tribute album. You can watch the clip below to hear Dan talk about his exposure to Type O Negative and learning about Peter Steele passing away last year.

A text transcription of the interview is available below, and a variety of free Autumns Eyes songs are available for download at the band's official website if you'd like to get familiar with the music before the release of the Peter Steele tribute album. More...

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Ancestors Reveals New EP Details

Ancestors has posted the cover artwork online for the band's upcoming EP "Invisible White," which can be viewed after the jump. The band also commented on the EP:

"A lot has happened since our last blog. Namely, we spent about 12 days in the studio recording an EP of brand new tunes, which we're calling Invisible White, which sees a release on June 21st on Tee Pee Records. Although it's technically the follow up to Of Sound Mind, it's very much a departure from what you heard on that album. It's still Ancestors, but it's something new for us and it's something we had wanted to do for a while. It also marks the debut of our newest member Matt Barks on Moog and modular synthesizers.

"With the addition of a new band member, we knew it would be a while before we were able to get the next full length out, so we decided that now was a good time to do a one-off project like this. We went into the studio with rough acoustic skeletons of the songs written and essentially let the songs chart their own course. It was a really different approach for us, as we normally go into the studio knowing exactly what is going to happen.

"Invisible White was masterfully produced and engineered by Kenny Woods at Los Angeles' Bright Street Recorders (Lykee Li, Sia, Grant Lee Phillips) on his 20 channel mixing desk, which was formerly owned by James Brown. As usual, we've got some friends who joined us on the record with us as well.?? The track listing for Ancestors' Invisible White is as follows:

1. Invisible White (7:22)
2. Dust (7:40)
3. Epilogue (14:07) More...

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Column

Sunday Old School: Pentagram

It’s amazing that some bands can have such a massive influence on a genre yet still remain unheard of by many music lovers. In this case, we’re talking about Virginia’s, Pentagram, who had an effect on the doom metal genre almost as great as Black Sabbath’s. The band was formed in 1971 by singer Bobby Liebling and drummer Geof O’Keefe, who were looking to form a band in the vein of some of the then recent underground sensations like Black Sabbath, UFO and Sir Lord Baltimore. The two found themselves going through a number of musicians all year until their bassist at the time, Vincent McAllister, switched to guitars and they recruited a new bassist in Greg Mayne and this lineup, known to fans as their "classic" lineup began rehearsing together on Christmas Day 1971. The group continued to write and perform material, but found their attempts at gaining major label interest were thwarted each time and the band eventually broke up with only a few demo recordings to their name, on New Year’s Eve 1975, two weeks after Bobby Liebling and his girlfriend were arrested.

In 1980, Liebling became the singer for a band named Death Row, which featured drummer Joe Hasselvander, who would later joing British heavy metal trio Raven, amongst others. After a while of performing together and including old Pentagram numbers in their set, the group decided to adopt the Pentagram name and much like the original incarnation of the band, found themselves struggling for years for a record deal. However, this time, their patience was rewarded when they decided to self-release an album in 1985 and begin to earn recognition from a wider section of heavy metal fans. Although the album was self-titled, it would eventually become known as "Relentless," after it was re-released through Peaceville Records in 1993 and is more commonly known by this mantle today. Their second album, "Day Of Reckoning" would follow in 1987, being released through Napalm Records this time. However, tensions rose once again and Pentagram called it a day soon afterwards. A quick reunion followed in 1993, just in time for the band to release their third album, "Be Forewarned" before they split up again.

Once more however, Pentagram would return, this time as a duo comprised of Liebling and Hasselvander and the two released two more albums, "Review Your Choices" in 1999 and "Sub-Basement" in 2001, before Hasselvander left. Rather than letting the band rest once more however, Liebling recruited a brand new lineup and they released, "Show ‘em How" in 2004, which featured only three original tracks, the rest of the record comprising of re-recorded older material. After the album’s release, the band went very quiet and was assumed to have broken up once again, before Liebling confirmed in 2008 that Pentagram were set to return with another new lineup. This time, the reunion shows went down very well with fans and the band found themselves being booked for more shows. After contacting many labels, the group finally found a new home when they signed to Metal Blade Records, through which they will release their new album, "Last Rites," their first in seven years, on April 12th. More...

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