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Metal News for April 11, 2008

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42 news articles posted on this day.

Epica Announce California Signing Session

EPICA will take part in a signing session on Friday, April 18 at Rasputin Records in Mountain View, California between 3:00 pm and 4:00pm

The address is as follows:
Rasputin Records
630 San Antonio Ave
Mountain View, California 94070

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Burzum Reveal Anthology Details

Metal Underground has received the following Burzum press release:

"This one-man band retains a vital roll in the early development of Norway’s famed black metal scene. His contributions to what was once merely a small circle of friends grew to immense popularity, the genre now having sold hundreds of thousands of records around the globe. Compared to his peers - Mayhem, Darkthrone, Gorgoroth, Immortal - Burzum possessed a very distinct sound. Using ancient mythology as his
lyrical muse (the very name Burzum coming from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings), he became known for fearless experimentation; each record expanding on previous efforts."

"Anthology is a special first-time collection of material that spans the musician’s ten-plus year recording legacy; most unfortunately still unavailable for US fans (other than pricey imports). Featuring selections from each of his six albums (and including one from his popular EP Aske), Anthology is anticipated to be a highly sought-after recording for long-time fans and those curious newcomers who up-til-now only knew of the name and not had opportunity to bear witness to the musician’s blackened fruit."

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Staind Post New Webisode Online

STAIND has posted the ninth webisode from the band's Western Massachusetts studio on MySpaceTV.com. Watch the clip here.

The band began writing its sixth studio album in November and sketched out more than a dozen songs so far. Guitarist Mike Mushok previously said the tunes so far are split between some of the heaviest material the band has written and some of its more standard melodic fare.

To bridge the gap between that record and the group's next album, STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis plans to release an acoustic disc of his solo work. Plans are fluid at the moment, he said, but he's considering a mix of live recordings and studio tracks for that album.

Aaron Lewis' three-night solo acoustic run at the Mohegan Sun Cabaret in Uncasville, Connecticut on February 22-24 was filmed for Lewis' first solo DVD. More...

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Divinity Post "Plasma" Music Video Online

Calgary, Alberta, Canada-based metallers DIVINITY recently flimed a video for the song "Plasma" with director Doug Cook. Watch the clip here.

"Plasma" comes off the group's debut album, "Allegory", idue on March 28 via Nuclear Blast Records.

Check out audio samples at their MySpace page.

DIVINITY is:

James Duncan - Guitars
Brett Duncan - Drums
Sacha Laskow - Lead Guitars, Vocals
Nick Foster - Bass, Vocals More...

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Kampfar Begin Recording New Album

Norwegian old-school black metallers KAMPFAR have entered Silvertone Studios in Norway to begin recording their new album for a fall release via Napalm Records. In a 2007 posting on the band's web site, the group stated about the new material, "it will be KAMPFAR through and through, that we can promise!"

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"Evel" Dick Donato To Host Rock Against Diabetes

The 2008 Rock Against Diabetes event will now be hosted by L.A. music promoter/Club Manager and the infamous and notorious winner of Big Brother 8, "Evel" Dick Donato. Dick brings a massive viewership of his own fans, in the targeted 20-55 range, which is important to the event's mission.

Event organizer Darrin Buchanan comments: "Dick will bring an amazing quality that the show was lacking. A soul, charm, charisma and true entertainment that will make the show all the better event for all that sign on to watch."

Additionally, Eric Martin (of Mr. Big fame) has been added to the bill for the second year in a row.

In other Rock Against Diabetes new, event organizer Darrin Buchanan, Dave Meniketti of Y&T, and Tracii Guns will be featured on the Red and Jerry show on April 15th, starting at 7:00pm EST. The show will be recorded and broadcast on www.rockinmetalrevival.com.

The second anual Rock Against Diabetes event will be held in Las Vegas, at the Deep Rock Drive venue on August 23rd, 2008, featuring Y&T, LA Guns, Faster Pussycat, Cliff Morrison and The Lizard Sun Band and Bang Tango.

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Rotten Post New Song, "HeadChopper," Online

Dutch death metal act ROTTEN, which features members of RADICAL NERVE DISTORTION, REBORN and HACKSAW, has uploaded a rehearsal version of a new song, entitled "HeadChopper," to its MySpace page. The studio version of this track will be on the band's forthcoming "Splatter Patterns" EP, which will be recorded this spring at Excess studios in Rotterdam, Holland.

ROTTEN can be heard on the "One Foot in Fire (Tribute to Cirith Ungol)" and "The Riddle Masters (Tribute to Manilla Road)" compilations, both on Solemnity Records, as well on "Blown to Pieces 4" (FearSome Records).

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Incineration Issue Post-Tour Update

St. Louis death metallers, Incineration, issue the following update on their MySpace page:

"Just got home today from The White Trash Tour...."

"It was nothing short of the best time of our lives!"

"Thanks to all the kids in Gallup, New Mexico for kicking ass, you guys are crazy! That show would have been better if i hadnt broken a string in the first riff of the first song, but it was still a good time. Thanks to Rippy from Sacred Blood for letting us crash at your place, we're definitly grilling steaks next time!"

"Regicide kick ass in Flagstaff, as well as the strippers, it couldnt get any better! Thanks to the boys in Ashtaroth for the hospitality, we'll defitnity kick it again soon." More...

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Helloween Postpone Monterrey Show

HELLOWEEN have announced that their show in Monterrey, Mexico, originally scheduled for May 8th, has been postponed. The gig will now take place the following day, May 9th.

Helloween's Latin American live dates with special guests GAMMA RAY are as follows.

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

May
2 - San Salvador, El Salvador - Venue TBA
4 - Guadalajara, Mexico - Estudio Cavaret
9 - Monterrey, Mexico - Venue TBA
10 - City, Mexico - Circo Volador

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Lunatica Ink Deal With Napalm Records

Symphonic metallers LUNATICA have recently inked a deal with Napalm Records. The band are currently recording their new album, which features appearances from Michael Levine (Hans Zimmer's arranger - Pirates of the Carribean, The Rock), Jimi Jamsion (SURVIVOR's ex-vocalist) as well as John Payne (ex-ASIA) will perform two songs with frontlady Andrea. The album is tentatively scheduled for winter 2008/2009.

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Bleed the Sky Announce Two US Tour Dates

California-based metallers BLEED THE SKY have issued the following update:

"We will be destroying the stage yet again in Oklahoma City, OK on April 11th at City Nights 5810 59th and Southwestern, with our their friends HORSE CALLED WAR, BANGLADESH (from Austin TX), and also RIKETS!"

"The band will then head over to Dallas, TX the very next night on April 12th to play at Skillman Street Pub. See all you crazy fucks there!"

Stay tuned for more tour dates.

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Apothys Post New Song Online

Virginia death thrashers, Apothys, issue the following update on their MySpace page:

"Friday is here and that means "Eventide Summoning" is now available for streaming! And yes, this is the one with the mind-blowing bass solo."

"Enjoy it, absorb it and get ready to hear it at Paganfest!"

"Preorder Onslaught & buy ALL Apothys tickets in the merchandise section!"

"-Carrion Misery"

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Eternal Gray Video Teaser For New Album Online

The Israeli/German dark death metal band ETERNAL GRAY has released the first video teaser for its forthcoming full-length album. Watch it here

The band is currently seeking a label to release the CD, which was recorded at Studio Underground in Sweden.

ETERNAL GRAY's debut album, "Kindless", was released in 2002 via Listenable Records. More...

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Motley Crue Reveal First Summer Tour Date

According to a number of Internet sources, MÖTLEY CRÜE has scheduled a July 24, 2008 concert at Superpages.com Center (formerly Smirnoff Centre) in Dallas, Texas. This is expected to be one of the shows on the group's forthcoming tour, which will be officially announced next week.

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Thine Eyes Bleed Post Six New Songs Online

Canadian thrashers THINE EYES BLEED have posted six songs from their upcoming self-titled album on their official MySpace page.

Due on April 15 via The End Records, "Thine Eyes Bleed" (cover artwork) features the following track listing:

01. With Burning Breath
02. The Dragon
03. Crimson
04. Darkwhite
05. Shallow Skin
06. Mota Diablo
07. Truth In Evil
06. The Mouth of Hell
09. In Mortal Sin
10. Revert To Stone

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Nadja Announce Canadian Festival Dates

NADJA has announced the following festival dates for this spring in Canada:

May 04 - Over the Top Festival/Wavelength - Toronto, Ontario
May 17 - FIMAV - Victoriaville, Quebec
May 23 - Obey Convention II Festival- Halifax, Nova Scotia

The experimental/noise duo recently released the album "Skin Turns to Glass" via The End Records. You can hear an excerpt of the song "Sandskin" at The End Records' official MySpace page.

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Soilent Green Post “Antioxidant” Video Online

You can check out SOILENT GREEN’s new video for the song “Antioxidant” online here. The track comes off the band’s upcoming new album, Inevitable Collapse In The Presence of Conviction, which is due out on April 15th via Metal Blade Records. More...

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Mouth of the Architect Post New Song Online

The new track “Hate And Heartache” from MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT’s new release "Quietly" has been posted online here. "Quietly," which was recorded by Chris Common (These Arms Are Snakes) at Red Room Recording, will see a July 22 release.

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Hatebreed Post Previously Unreleased Track Online

Connecticut-based hardcore/metal band HATEBREED has posted a previously unreleased track "Pollution of the Soul", on the group's MySpace page.

Commented the band: "We almost put it on 'Supremacy', maybe we'll release it on something in the future!"

HATEBREED has just signed a "multi-tiered, worldwide deal with KOCH Records.

As part of the new deal, KOCH Records will release a series of highly-anticipated future projects from the kings of hardcore metal.

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Dawn of Azazel Post Three New Demo Tracks Online

New Zealand-based extreme metallers DAWN OF AZAZEL have uploaded three new demo tracks on their MySpace page.

Commented frontman Rigel Walshe: "These three new tracks are demo versions of three new tracks that will be appearing on the forthcoming album — 'Fornication Revelation', 'The Art of Seduction' and 'Liquor and Lust'. We have been rehearsing intensely since [drummer] Jeremy [Suckling, ex-SCORIA] joined the fold and we feel these new tracks represent the strongest material, musically and lyrically and ideologically that we have produced since our inception. We are currently shopping around for a deal and will be returning to the studio early in the second half of the year to record the next album. Expect great things!!"

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Stream Of Passion Post Another Demo Online

STREAM OF PASSION has posted another new demo teaser — dubbed "Demo 04" — on the band's MySpace page.

As previously reported, STREAM OF PASSION has scheduled the following dates:

April 11 - Kasteel, - Alphen a/d Rijn, Holland
April 12 - Tournai ProgFest - Tournai, Belgium
April 13 - Spirit of 66 - Verviers, Belgium
April 18 - De Kade - Zaandaam, Holland
April 24 - Effenaar - Eindhoven, Holland
April 25 - Fenix - Sittard, Holland

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Sight of Emptiness Post New Music Video Online

"Wall of Pain", the new video from Costa Rican metallers SIGHT OF EMPTINESS, can be viewed here. The clip was filmed by Niclas Swanlund during SIGHT OF EMPTINESS' performance on the main stage at last year's Bloodstock Open Air festival.

SIGHT OF EMPTINESS has written nine songs for the follow-up to 2007's "Trust is a Disease" and expects to enter the studio shortly to begin recording the effort for a late 2008 release.

Labels interested in releasing the new album or signing the band can contact SIGHT OF EMPTINESS at eduardochz@gmail.com. More...

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Stream Textures' Entire New Album Online

The new TEXTURES album, "Silhouettes", is being streamed in its entirety on the Dutch band's MySpace page. Due on April 21 via Listenable Records, the CD's cover artwork for "Silhouettes" can be viewed at this location. The album was recorded at Split Second Sound studio with the group's guitarist Jochem Jacobs in the producer's chair. Jacobs previously oversaw the recording process for TEXTURES' last CD, "Drawing Circles".

"Silhouettes" track listing:

01. Old Days Born Anew
02. The Sun's Architect
03. Awake
04. Laments of an Icarus
05. One Eye for a Thousand
06. State of Disobedience
07. Storm Warning
08. Messengers
09. To Erase a Lifetime

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Orakle Post New Song Online

French "sophisticated black metal" band ORAKLE has posted a new song, "Dépossédés (Le Miroir sans Tain)," on their MySpace page. The track comes off the group's sophomore album, "Tourments & Perdition," due on May 26 via Holy Records.

According to the band, the follow-up to 2005's "Uni aux cimes" follows "an epic, sophisticated" direction "yet blended with more experimentations, avantgarde parts and ambiances."

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Motley Crue Post New Song Online For Streaming

A new MÖTLEY CRÜE song, entitled "Saints of Los Angeles," is being streamed exclusively at Spinner.com. The song is expected to be the first single off and title track off the band's ninth album (the previous album title "The Dirt" has now apparently been scrapped), which is tentatively due on July 8. The single will arrive at radio stations in early May.

Several registered members of MÖTLEY CRÜE's official message board previously commented on a 28-second leak of "Saints of Los Angeles", with one fan describing the track as "definitely that elusive cross between 'Shout at the Devil' and 'Dr. Feelgood' we always heard about." Another board user writes, "[it] reminds be a bit of the 'Sick Love Song' [a track that was included on MÖTLEY CRÜE's two-CD 'greatest hits' collection, 'Red, White & Crüe' in 2005] style of material, but has a 'Wildside' vibe. I'm glad to see the CRÜE go back to a classic/heavy sound while not sounding like 'New Tattoo' [2000]. This is the style they should stay in."

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Dyinise Welcome New Guitarist

Chester, UK based metallers, Dynise, issue the following update on their MySpace page:

"Hey everyone, just a quick note to all our friends to say that we've found our new guitarist. His names Faz and hes an ace, crazy, shredder!"

"So yay we can play harmonies live again,lol."

"He'll be with us when we play the Limelight in Crewe on the 23rd! So come and have a headbang with us!"

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7th Reign Seek Drummer

Canadian metal band, 7th REIGN, issue the following update on their MySpace page:

"Canadian metal band, 7th REIGN, seeks drummer. Must be able to play steady double bass and play to a click if required.
For more information contcat Brian @ brian@7threign.com."

"Or send a message through Myspace!!"

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Gothic Knights To Record New Album in Summer

Brooklyn, New York metallers, Gothic Knights, issue the following update on their MySpace page:

"Greetings all,"

"Well, the time has finally come! Recording time has been booked for this summer at the illustrious Trax East Studios in NJ. We look forward to working with producer Eric Rachel again and putting out our finest effort to date!"

"Gothic Knights"

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Savage Blade Welcome New Vocalist

After a year-long search, Canadian power metal outfit Savage Blade are excited to announce the addition of lead vocalist Nikko Forsberg. Bringing an instantly memorable classic metal voice and commanding stage presence to the fold, this ex-Mormon wild child has proven to be the perfect fit for the true metal sound of Savage Blade.

The Blade is currently producing their debut album "We Are The Hammer" in Nelson BC, Canada, with the services of producer/engineer Andy Chute. Fueled by the NWOBHM and the classic power metal bands of the early eighties, Savage Blade pledge to Kill ’Em All For One. "We Are The Hammer" will be released in North America on indie label Black Banana Records, with European distribution to be handled by German-based Underground Power. In true 80's metal fashion, the band plans to release the album for retail on vinyl and cassette only, with online digital downloads available for free.

As a pre-album teaser, and in tribute to one of their biggest influences, the band has posted their cover version of the classic Saxon track, "Dallas 1PM," on their MySpace page.

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Dethklok Announce Headlining Tour

This summer, DETHKLOK, the animated band from Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse, hits the road on a 28-city headlining tour kicking off June 2nd in Portland, along with two of metal’s top acts, CHIMAIRA and SOILENT GREEN. Tickets to the five-week Adult Swim Presents tour will go on sale to the general public starting Friday, April 18th through Ticketmaster, but a special pre-sale offer will be made available one week earlier to the most brutal Adult Swim fans.

On Sunday, April 13th, Adult Swim fans tuning in to Metalocalypse during the 12 AM (ET/PT) showing will be given a pre-sale password allowing them access to a customized Dethklok page on Ticketmaster’s website (http://www.ticketmaster.com/dethklok).

Immediately after receiving the password, fans can purchase tickets, which range in price from $20 - $25. The password will also be made available to fans on AdultSwim.com (http://www.adultswim.com) beginning Monday, April 14th.

This major tour starring the five band members from Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse - Nathan Explosion, William Murderface, Skwisgaar Swigelf, Toki Wartooth and Pickles - comes on the heels of an incredibly successful fall for the band. In its first time touring, Dethklok opened for And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead in a 12-city college tour that did not disappoint. More...

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Drummer Hermano Filho Leaves Hazy Hamlet

Hermano Filho, drummer who has been part of Brazilian epic/classic metal group since year 2000, has decided to leave the band. The process was very friendly and the request came from Hermano himself, who is going through a particularly decisive moment, and justified arguing he won't be able to dedicate his time to the band anymore.

Hazy Hamlet has his debut already recorded and is currently seeking the best way to release it soon so it can return to the stages as soon as possible.

The group intends to publish the new drummer's name in the coming weeks on the band's official website.

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Know The Score Announce Tour and Festival Dates

Florida hardcore band, Know The Score, are currently at Southern Noise Studios (Torche, Kids Like Us, Dieyoung) recording their bonus tracks for the re-release of their first record “All Guts, No Glory” due out on Eulogy Records in June. Along with the re-release, KTS will also have “All Guts, No Glory” and “All Time Low” both released on one 12” record. For more information check out their MySpace page.

Upcoming Know The Score tour dates are as follows:

Apr 25 PUERTO RICO TOUR (for more information click here)
Apr 26 PUERTO RICO TOUR
May 16 AS ONE FEST Waterbury, Connecticut
May 17 AS ONE FEST Waterbury, Connecticut
May 18 AS ONE FEST Waterbury, Connecticut
Aug 22 THIS IS HXC FEST PHILLY, Pennsylvania
Aug 23 THIS IS HXC FEST PHILLY, Pennsylvania
Aug 24 THIS IS HXC FEST PHILLY, Pennsylvania

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Wisdom In Chains Announce European Tour Dates

Pennsylvania metallers, Wisdom In Chains, are heading out to Europe for a month long tour with the legendary Sick Of It All. They will be supporting the new vinyl 12" LP release of "Class War," which is released through Eulogy Records. For more information check out their MySpace page.

Tour dates are as follows:
Apr 12 Champ Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Apr 15 Underground with Sick of it All Stoke
Apr 16 White Rabbit with Sick of it All Plymouth
Apr 17 Underworld with Sick of it All LONDON
Apr 18 The Peel with Sick of it All Kingston
Apr 19 Joseph’s Well with Sick of it All Leeds
Apr 20 King Tuts with Sick of it All Glasgow, Scotland
Apr 21 Queen Charlotte with Sick of it All Norwich
Apr 23 le Plan Ris Organies with Sick of it All
Apr 24 Noumatrouf with Sick of it All Mulhouse France
Apr 26 Sala Apollo with Sick of it All Barcelona Spain
Apr 27 Sala Bass Space with Sick of it All Zaragoza Spain
Apr 29 Sala es Tren with Sick of it All Granada Spain
Apr 30 Cine Teatro with Sick of it All Corrois (Lisboa) Portugal
May 1 Sala Carpacol with Sick of it All Madrid Spain
May 2 Sala Capitol with Sick of it All Santiago De Compos Spain
May 3 Plateruena with Sick of it All Durango France
May 4 Le Bikini with Sick of it All Toulouse France
May 6 Ossigeno Club with Sick of it All Turin Italy
May 7 Vidia with Sick of it All Cesena Italy
May 8 Fucina Controvento with Sick of it All Marghera Italy
May 9 Kulturhaud Arena with Sick of it All Stuttgart Germany
May 16 Club Hell Live with Negative Approach Prov., Rhode Island
May 23 Valentines Albany, New York
Jun 14 St. Mikes Field PaHardcore Anniv. Monte Claire, Pennsylvania
Aug 2 Sucks n Summer fest Leisnig Germany
Aug 16 Endless Summer Open Air Fest Torgar Germany
Aug 23 Ieper Fest Ieper Belgium

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Cult Of Luna Reveal New Album Title

Earache Records has issued this press release:

Swedish art-Rock outfit CULT OF LUNA have officially set the title of their upcoming album as "Eternal Kingdom".

CULT OF LUNA's fifth full-length album is being recorded at Tonteknik Studios in the band's hometown of Umea. The follow-up to 2006's "Somewhere Along The Highway", "Eternal Kingdom" is set to be a much heavier and darker affair than previous albums.

The artwork for "Eternal Kingdom" can be viewed here.

Guitarist Erik Olofsson had the following to say: "It is with great ambition and struggle we have created a very heavy album. The sound is strong and progressive. Our compositions do not hold back on anything this time!"

Check out photos from the recording session.

"Eternal Kingdom" will be released on June 16 in the UK/Europe and July 8 in the US.

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Skinlab Announce West Coast Dates

SKINLAB singer/bassist Steev Esquivel has issued the following update:

"What's up friends, thought we'd drop some news and let you know what's been going on Skinland.

First off, we're super stoked to announce our return to Hawaii, it's been nearly 10 years since our last trip over with our boys in PISSIING RAZORS and local favs CRUCIBLE.

Well it's on again... We've been invited back on May 2nd to take part on a benefit for Abused Children in Hawaii at The Pipeline Cafe with our boys Crucible. We're really looking forward to getting back there specially for such a good cause. Last time was an amazing trip, the shows were killer.

From what we hear the buzz in on, should be fuckin bad ass!! One more shows is in the works, we'll keep you looped.

Doors open at 6:00 pm, All Ages. $20

A few West Coast dates just rolled in, we'll be heading up North and hitting Eureka - May 15th, Portland - May 16th, Seattle - May 17th - more info and shows coming in, we'll keep y'all looped!!

Oh yeah, did i mention Snake breaking his knee?? Yeah it's true and in all places.... Hawaii!!!!

Yup that's right, while on vacation this past week Snake shattered his knee and is in a full leg caste up to his hip. Needless to say he's in a lot of pain, but feels he's gonna be good enough to carry on with the shows. Snake has never been one to let us down, this is just one more example of his dedication to the art of suffering!!

That's it for now, more news next week. Lot's of killer stuff happening... we'll keep ya looped."

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More Info On Guitar Hero: Aerosmith Revealed

AEROSMITH's AeroForceOne site has revealed more details about Guitar Hero: Aerosmith.

"GameSpot reported last week that 60 percent of the 40-plus songs in the game will be by the legendary band. The remainder will be from a variety of groups with announced acts including JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS, MOTT THE HOOPLE and THE KINKS.

The Aerosmith songs confirmed so far are 'Make It', 'Uncle Salty', 'Draw The Line', 'No Surprize' and 'Sweet Emotion'. The game is due out in June."

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Within Temptation Post Update

Dutch metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION have issued the following update:

"Hi all,

We just arrived in Chilli where we’ll play at Theatre Capoulican tonight. We’d like to thank our fans in Colombia, we had a great time during our two shows there!

Tomorrow we’ll fly to Argentina, after which we’ll end our tour in Brazil. We hope to see you all there!

Best wishes, WT."

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Beneath The Massacre Schedules Studio Time

Montreal’s technical death metal band BENEATH THE MASSACRE has scheduled studio time for the follow up record to 2007’s "Mechanics of Dysfunction." The band will enter the studio April 25 with Yannick St-Amant (Despised Icon, Neuraxis, Martyr), who also produced BENEATH THE MASSACRE’s prior full-length and the "Evidence of Inequity" EP. Afterwards, Jason Suecof (The Black Dahlia Murder, God Forbid, Chimaira) will mix the record, which is currently slated for a fall 2008 release through Prosthetic Records.

"So we just came back from our headline tour in the US. We had a blast.” BENEATH THE MASSACRE vocalist Elliot Desgagnes says. “A lot of people showed up and all the bands on the package were super cool dudes. We're now working hard on the new material that will be recorded starting in April at Yannick's studio. We can't wait to enter the studio. We'll probably be posting video and blogs to let all you guys know what's going on in studio. Stay tuned."

Most recently wrapping up the first BENEATH THE MASSACRE headlining tour, alongside See You Next Tuesday, Born of Osiris, and The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, the band has been busy touring non-stop since the February 2007 release of "Mechanics of Dysfunction," including the filming of a video for the track “Society’s Disposable Son.”. In addition, the band has been confirmed as a rotating direct support band on a brief Canadian run of dates alongside headliners Despised Icon and fellow Canadians Ion Dissonance and The Plasmarifle.

Here are the latest BENEATH THE MASSACRE tour dates: More...

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Mournful Gust Returns With New Album After 8 Years

The well-known Ukrainian band Mournful Gust have come back with a new album after an eight-year break. Their debut album was issued in 2000 and has been rereleased on CD in 2005 by Soyuz/Metal Agen. This week, the band has returned with the release of a new album entitled "The Frankness Eve," release via Solitude Productions. The album combines many styles, such as gothic metal, death/doom and elements of the European folk-music. Additionally, the album comes with a 24 page booklet.

You can check out some of Mournful Gust's material on their MySpace page.

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Angst Skvadron Readies New Album

Agonia records will release a debut album of T.Nefas' solo project. The band's name is ANGST SKVADRON and the first album is entitled "Flukt". According to the label "it's a real must have for all fans of Ved Buenes Ende, In The Woods.., Kvist and early Burzum."

An introduction to ANGST SKVADRON from T. Nefas himself: "The 'solo' album of T.Nefas (Urgehal/Beastcraft) brings you a eerie mix of 70's prog rock/metal blended with early 90's black metal. These 8 tracks is the true sound of disharmony, misantrophy, melancoly and insanity. ANGST SKVADRON plays depressive, psychedelic, alien death metal. Or 'what ever the hell you like to call it music'!!! This album will fuck you up one way or another..."

All music and lyrics were written between 2005-2008 by Trondr Nefas (guitars, bass, piano, vocals). Other participants on the album include Lars F. Frøyslie from In Lingua Mortua, Wobbler, Endezzma ect. (drums, melotrone,synth), and Trine-Lise Akselsen (female vocals). The album was recorded and mixed by T.Nefas and Lars F. Frøyslie between January & March 2008.

You can listen to some pre-production tracks on the band's MySpace page.

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Killwhitneydead, Salt The Wound Tour Dates

Killwhitneydead has announced another batch of summer tour dates. They will be supported by Salt The Wound and With Faith Or Flames. Here are the latest tour dates:

7/31 Greensboro, NC @ TBA
8/1 Johnson City, TN @ The Hideaway
8/2 Nashville, TN @ The Muse
8/3 St. Louis, MO @ Pops
8/4 Wichita, KS @ Eagles Lodge N.
8/5 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
8/6 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Outer Rim
8/7 Boise, ID @ TBA
8/8 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
8/9 Portland, OR @ Rock and Roll Pizza
8/10 Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
8/11 Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
8/12 Bakersfield, CA @ The Dome
8/13 Palmdale, CA @ Palmdale Vets Hall
8/14 San Diego, CA @ TBA
8/15 San Diego, CA @ The Knitting Factory
8/16 Phoenix, AZ @ TBA
8/17 Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
8/18 Tulsa, OK @ The Pinkeye
8/19 Wichita Falls, TX @ The Hanger
8/20 Dallas, TX @ The Door
8/21 San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit
8/22 Houston, TX @ The Javajazz
8/23 Pensacola, FL @ TBA
8/24 Orlando, FL @ The Backbooth
8/25 Augusta, GA @ Sector 7G
8/26 Columbia, SC @ TBA
8/27 Charlotte, NC @ TBA

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Threadbare Plan Reunion Show

Threadbare will be reuniting for one show in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Threadbare was active from 1993 to 1996, and released a 7" on Watermark Records and two EPs on Doghouse Records. Members of Threabare have gone on to perform and record with Snapcase, 108 and The Blinding Light, among others. This will be their first show together since 1996. The show will be a benefit to raise money for a memorial scholarship in honor of Stephanie Perry (sister of bassist Dustin Perry), who lost her brave fight with cancer in 2006. The show will be Friday, July 18 at the Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis, MN with Story Of The Sea and other acts to be announced.

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