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Metal News for April 13, 2009

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26 news articles posted on this day.

Guillotine Confirmed For Sweden's Eldfesten

Guillotine has been are added to the top of the bill at Sweden's Eldfesten. Other bands confirmed so far are:

BLODSRIT (black)
DEMONICAL (death)
TORTURE KILLER (death, FINLAND)
FACEBREAKER (death)
MEMORY GARDEN (doom)
GODPHOBIA (death)
THE LAW (thrash)
REMASCULATE (grindcore/death)

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Lazarus A.D. Video to Be On Headbanger's Ball

Metal Blade band Lazarus A.D. recently shot their first ever video for "Thou Shall Not Fear," a track from their album "The Onslaught." It was shot at the so-called haunted Eagle's Ballroom in the fine city of Milwaukee, WI. The video will debut on Sunday April 19th.

Lazarus A.D. is also hitting the road for a long stint of touring with Unearth, Testament, Skeletonwitch, Goatwhore, and Amon Amarth. Here are the latest tour dates: More...

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Music as a Weapon 4 Tour Report

The Music as a Weapon 4 Tour is not just a couple of bands tagging along with Disturbed for a romp around the states. It is an all day festival of skin art, extreme sports, and music in addition to the headliner bands that draw the crowds in the first place. It all sounded wonderful to me when I bought my tickets. Unfortunately, it didn't turn out that way. More...

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As Cities Burn Posts New Song Online

Louisiana's As Cities Burn, has posted a new song, "Pirate Blues," on their MySpace page. The song is off their upcoming album, "Hell or High Water," which will be available on April 21st.

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Psychostick Announces US Tour Dates

Heavy metal band, PSYCHOSTICK, has announced their first string of upcoming tour dates to support the release of their latest album, “Sandwich,” which hits streets on May 5 through Rock Ridge Music.

Guitarist Jake McReynolds commented on the upcoming tour: “The Sandwich CD Release Party Tour is going to be an EPIC journey across this great country, leaving in its wake a new breed of metal fan. I am looking forward to this tour, because I am really proud of the new songs. We will definitely play the favorites from the first record, but this tour is about the new songs. It's about the new PSYCHOSTICK.” More...

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Cormorant Posts New Song Online

San Francisco Bay Area progressive extreme metallers, CORMORANT, have unveiled a new song off their upcoming full-length album. The album, "Metazoa," was recorded with and produced by Billy Anderson (NEUROSIS, MELVINS, SLEEP, PRIMORDIAL), mixed by Anderson, and mastered by Justin Weis (HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE, LUDICRA, SLOUGH FEG). The new song, entitled “Blood on the Cornfields,” is now streaming on the band’s MySpace page. More...

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Agoraphobic Nosebleed Streaming New Album Online

Agoraphobic Nosebleed are currently streaming their entire new album "Agorapocalypse" online here. The album will be released in North America on April 14th and in Europe on April 20th via Relapse Records.

"Agorapocalypse" will be issued on CD, a limited-edition LP packaged with a 12"x12" full color 28-page booklet, and a mail order only long-box CD set that includes a full color poster, 4 piece pin set and an embroidered patch.

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To/Die/For Calls It Quits

Vocalist Jape of Finnish metallers To/Die/For has issued the following announcement about the band calling it a day:

"My nerves, stress level and Life came to the point that i really need to get some rest, and say goodbye for these Stressful and still nice days with TDF Since 2005 we have been through so many shitty things. We have been unlucky to meet so many shitty promoters etc. FUCK YOU ALL (this is for all of those so called promoters who ruined some of our tours,and are also one of TDF..s killers.) Also i have to thank some promoters, like AYU from Mexico! and of course we met other great and friendly promoters too around the world!but...a few asshole really can kill you!?

"Italy visit a couple of years ago, and U.S tour 2007 really sucked a huge part of my/our energy and motivation. It was a miracle that i continued after U.S tour until these days! Now, one booking agency tried to handle our first South-American tour and also things with this did not work.Local promoters here and there did not pay their part for the main promoters in time etc. They just could not handle things which had to be clear. I am so sad and pissed off this tour did not happen...AGAIN! We are so sorry for our fans there.

"There was only 9 shows totally confirmed for almost five weeks? And many more not that “handled” things. They seemed to be working very hard for us, but still...Again i felt like “we have been through this shit before” Also all these line-up changes always stressed me a lot and made me sad, but still everyone who played with me in TDF were great persons! Every line-up change killed a little part of me...well exept one!

"With our latest line-up we tried to write new songs, and we had some “raw”songs, but there was One big problem! No one seemed to like same kind of songs. Latest album came out in 2006 and after that we had only one new song? And we are not satisfied with it eather. Somethings must be wrong i think!? More...

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Abigor Issues New Album Update

Austrian black metal band Abigor has issued the following update about several new upcoming releases:

"Before we unleash the split project with BLACKLODGE, which took larger and more monumental forms than we first conceived (and, how could it be possible NOT to expand and delay something true to its infinitely flowing, fluctuating and interlocking concept of "Time vs:sv nataS"), the next in a line of forthcoming releases will be an ultimate link between ABIGOR..s past, present and future.

"16 years since we first joined forces under the banner of ABIGOR, 10 years since it’s original release on Napalm Records, 2 years since PK & TT reunited and AR & END ALL LIFE reinforced this unit to execute the devil’s work (as well as to our own self-realization, illumination, plenary indulgence and the lashing of our minds), we bring forth a new version of an album written in 1998 and first recorded in early winter 1999, Channelling The Quintessence Of Satan.

"The original recording was a landmark in ABIGOR’s history. On one hand it represented the perfection of the imperfect method how we prepared, accomplished and engineered our visions in the 90s. On the other hand it also marked the end of the second ABIGOR trinity, with both Silenius (during the recordings) and TT (after the recordings) quit the service. Channelling The Quintessence Of Satan should have been the ultimate peak in the string of our releases in the past century, yet due to reasons inherent in the original version as well as external ones, this album never glared in its full glory. This is about to change. More...

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UK Death Fest Announces Final Line Up

The first-ever UK Deathfest, happening on May 3rd in Leeds, UK has hammered out their final line up. It looks like it will be a fantastic show. The line up for the UK Deathfest is:

Vader (Headlining)
Repulsion
Origin
Akercocke
Benediction
The Rotted
Desecration
Leng Tch'e
Dam
Lazarus Blackstar
Reth
Ingested
Black Sun
Infected Disarray
Esclavage

Tickets run £19.50; priced low in light of our current economic situation. If you haven't heard some of the bands, you can go to the UK Deathfest Myspace to hear some sample songs.

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The Binary Code Posts New Song Online

NJ progressive technical metal band, The Binary Code, has posted an unmixed version of the new song, "Suspension of Disbelief," which is the title track from their new CD, on their MySpace page. The band started recording the album in November of 2008 and will be mixing and mastering the CD within the next month or two. The track comes from the band's as-of-yet untitled debut full-length album, co-produced by the band and Paulie Cutri this past winter at String Theory Studios in New Jersey.

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Lazarus A.D. Posts New Song, "Rebirth," Online

Lazarus A.D. has posted the track, "Rebirth," to their MySpace page. The song comes off their debut album, "The Onslaught."

Lead guitarist Dan Gapen comments on their tour with Amon Amarth: “The shows have been bad ass and it’s been great meeting all the crazy metal heads across the country. I also have to say that partying with all the guys in Amon Amarth, Goatwhore, and Skeletonwitch has been an event all of its own." More...

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Victims Announces New Member, EP, and Tour

Victims announced through the Deathwish Inc. page that they have picked up a new member for their band.

"...We're proud and happy to announce our new/second/first/lead/rhythm guitar player (Oh, let's put it this way: we have TWO guitar players now). Ladies and gents, Gareth Smith. He joined early this year and is doing great with us! After his break up with long time lover RAGING SPEEDHORN (1998-2008) he felt the need to keep trashing and here he is now. We won't just sit around in the rehearsal space making plans to take over the world or perfecting our sound..."

Victims is releasing a new 7" EP, "Lies, Lies, Lies" but hasn't announced a release date. The two-song record features artwork from J.Bannon (Converge) and is reportedly "hook-laden" and "infectious."

Victims is also striking out with label mates Trap Them and Hot Mass band Black Breath. You can see the tour dates after the jump. More...

Read the full article at Deathwish Inc. News.

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Bahimiron Issues Studio Update

Houston's BAHIMIRON has issued the following studio update:

"The vile warmachine BAHIMIRON has started the deconstruction for the 3rd LP - Mr. Blaash just returned from Houston where he slashed and sloppily rotted four drum tracks - 4-5 more guitar tracks are in the waiting for bashing, and hopefully in May, Mrs. JenOside will be down in Houston to commence BASS destruction... Expect more of a DEATH metal scent with this release."

"Working titles for four of the tracks:
- Blind Pain In The Carrion Eye
- Serpent Blood Anoint My Flesh
- In the Name of the Blighted
- Bladed Inferno"

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Mastodon Announces MySpace "Secret" Show

Mastodon have announced that they will be playing a MySpace "secret" show on April 15th at the Launchpad in Albuquerque. The band issued the following short statement about the show:

"Mastodon will be playing April 15th- Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad. If you haven't signed up as a friend of MySpace Secret Shows do so now."

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Warrior Soul Signs To Transcend Records

Transcend Records have announced the signing of Warrior Soul, Idiom, and Cinder's Fall. Transcend Record's Rob Ferguson issued the following statement about the signings:

“I am really excited about the prospect of working with these three awesome bands. They represent the continuing development of our Rock and Metal music stable which is brimming with talent and quality product. Our roster reflects our policy of blending legendary established talent with the best of fresh and breaking acts”

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Ex-Sonata Arctica Members Form New Band

Ex-Sonata Arctica guitarist Jani Liimatainen has announced the creation of a new band named Cain's Offering. The band will will also feature ex-sonata arctica member Mikko Harkin on Keyboards, Timo Kotipelto of Stratovarius on vocals, and Jukka Koskinen of Wintersun on Bass. Jani issued the following update about the band:

"Ookey folks, I promised you I'd give you some info about what I've been working on lately (for a year now actually..) The info about the new lineup was released on this months Burrn!-magazine, so I think it's time to make it official here as well. My new band is called Cain's Offering, the official website will be up and running hopefully already next week and you can find the Myspace-site here.

"I know the Myspace is very bare still, it's because I really suck at editing Myspace. I think I'll have someone do it for us so it looks more professional. I just set it up so

"a)there would be something and

"b)no one would beat me to it and register the name.

"So, there you go. Have fun guys, I'll let you know when the actual official website is up and running. Over and out."

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Crystallion Cancels Straubing And Erding Shows

German power metal band Crystallion has issued the following short announcement about canceling two upcoming shows:

"Due to organisation problems we must cancel the shows in Straubing and Erding. New dates t.b.a.!!!"

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The Project Hate Posts New Promo Video Online

Swedish death metal band The Project Hate has posted a new promo video online for their upcoming album, which can be viewed below. The band also issued the follow statement about the album:

"As we have told you we will post video updates from the process of recording the new piece of blasphemy leading up to the release on July 6th, 2009 thru Vic Records. We have no specific dates or anything for when we will launch these updates so just keep on checking in and you won’t miss out on anything. We will also have some thoughts on the album from people involved with it; guest musicians, band members and whatnot. First off, let’s see what Mr. Dan Swanö (who mixed and mastered this masterpiece) has to say about it:

"Howdy folkz! So, it´s time once again for me to proclaim that I have mixed the best TPH record so far!! K has an uncanny ability to always top his own work, no matter how hard it may seem! Musically it sounds like classic TPH but the songs are better in every way. I know K worked his ass off, trying to top the previous record, and it must have been a nightmare, but to my ears the songs flow better and it was never boring to mix the record, because the music entertain you and challenge all your senses (yes, you can even taste blood in your mouth while listening to it!!!) Sonically I have tried to give each instrument their own little space within the mix and separate the bass from the guitars. The bass sounds like a blowtorch in your face and the rhythm-guitars rape your eardrums… but with finesse ;)

"Enjoy the sonic journey to hell and back!!" More...

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Voivod Reveals Details For New Album "Infini"

Canadian metallers Voivod have announced that their upcoming album will be titled "Infini." The album will be released in Europe via Nuclear Blast on June 12th and an undetermined date in North America.

The track listing for "Infini" will be as follows:

1. God Phones
2. From The Cave
3. Earthache
4. Global Warning
5. A Room With A V.
6. Destroy After Reading
7. Treasure Chase
8. Krap Radio
9. In Orbit
10. Deathproof
11. Pyramidome
12. Morpheus
13. Volcano

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Saint Inks Deal With Retroactive Records

Christian metallers Saint have issued the following update about signing to Retroactive Records to re-release their early material as well as a new upcoming album:

"This is pretty exciting news, Armor Records/Saint and Retroactive Records have made a deal....Retroactive Records is going to release Saint’s out of print CD’s like WOS and soon In The Battle. Also we’re bringing Josh back to the studio to redo Crime Scene Earth which will also be released on Retro. And then finally Saint new project is going to be out on Retro hopefully by Nov – Dec 09."

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Emmure Splits With Drummer And Guitarist?

Blistering Metal News has issued the following report that Emmure may have parted ways with their drummer and guitar player:

The rumors that both Emmure guitarist Ben Lionetti and drummer Joe Lionetti exited the group over the weekend continue to persist. Sources close to the band still affirm that the pair have in fact left the band on less than friendly terms. While unconfirmed officially, Aaron Brooks of The Ghost Inside is said to have been tapped to temporarily fill-in on guitar for the group, while a family member of Emmure guitarist Jesse Ketive will be sitting in on drums. No shows are expected to be missed. However, despite these arrangements and words to the contrary, the bands management have stated that the siblings only left the tour to attend to a 'family emergency'.

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Bury Your Dead Announces New Album Release Date

Boston hardcore act Bury Your Dead has announced that their upcoming album will be titled "It's Nothing Personal." The album will be released through Victory Records on May 26th.

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Bands Confirmed For Festung Open Air Festival 2009

The Festung Open Air Festival 2009 will take place in Bitterfeld, Germany on May 30 - 31. The currently confirmed bands are as follows:

Aura Noir
Absu
Black Flame
Bombers
Dead To This World
Destroyer 666
Enthroned
Forgotten Tomb
Melechesh
Nachtmystium
Ravencult
Repent
Urgehal
Zemial

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Amoral Updates Tour Schedule

Finnish metallers Amoral have updated their tour schedule with several summer shows. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

5/1 - Dino's - Maarianhamina, Finland
5/2 - Dino's - Maarianhamina, Finland
5/6 - Nosturi - Helsinki, Finland
5/8 - Kellari - Joensuu, Finland
5/9 - Woodoo - Imatra, Finland
5/15 - Hellä - Tampere, Finland
5/16 - Donington - Porvoo, Finland
5/21 - Bar Kino - Pori, Finland
5/23 - Osmantupa - Eura, Finland
5/29 - Rocktown - Hämeenlinna, Finland
5/30 - Donington - Kouvola, Finland

6/13 - Tavastia - Helsinki, Finland

8/1 - TLY 2009 - Tammela, Finland

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Complete Auditory Assault Festival Lineup Revealed

More bands have been announced for the two-day Auditory Assault Festival, which will take place on May 16 and 17, 2009 at Club Europa in Brooklyn, NY. Here's the latest lineup

Saturday, May 16th:
DEAD INFECTION (Poland)
SKINLESS (New York)
LETHAL AGGRESSION (New Jersey)
GADGET (Sweden)
SAYYADINA (Sweden)
SPLITTER (Sweden)
DEFEATIST (New York)
MAN WILL DESTROY HIMSELF (North Carolina)
THE COMMUNION (New York)

Sunday, May 17th:
BRUTAL TRUTH (New York)
ROTTEN SOUND (Finland)
MISERY INDEX (Maryland)
TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION (Pennsylvania)
CROWPATH (Sweden)
SULACO (New York)
PIGSTY (Czech Republic)
KILL THE CLIENT (Texas)
JIG-AI (Czech Republic)
MARUTA (Florida)
CHAINSAW TO THE FACE (New Jersey)
COPREMESIS (New York)

You can buy tickets here and get more information on the festival here.

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