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Metal News for April 19, 2010

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36 news articles posted on this day.

Merauder Announces North American Tour Dates

NYHC band MERAUDER have announced a string of new live dates for May throughout North America. They kick off the brutality with a pair of California shows, followed by MERAUDER's headlining appearance at 5/9 Fest in Las Vegas where they'll be filming for an upcoming DVD. Following the fest they'll play their way south and cross the border into Mexico for a five-date stretch. They round out the end of the month with two shows in New York (Albany/Brooklyn) alongside state-mates All Out War. They've also been confirmed to play the Metalliaurinko Festival in Harjavalta, Finland in early June.

Check out the USA/Mexico tour poster, as well as the poster and video trailer for the 5/9 Fest at this location.

MERAUDER USA/Mexico tour dates are as follows:

5/07/2010 924 Gilman St - Berkely, CA w/ Ruckus, Rule Of Thumb
5/08/2010 Common Grounds - Riverside, CA w/ Ruckus, Rule Of Thumb
5/09/2010 Area 702 Skatepark - Las Vegas @ 5/9 fest w/ Donnybrook, Gravemaker, Beg For Life + 9 more
5/10/2010 Skrappy's - Tucson, AZ w/ Ruckus, Rule Of Thumb, Beg For Life
5/11/2010 Open Aired - Yuma, AZ w/ Ruckus, Rule Of Thumb, Beg For Life
5/12/2010 1979 Club - Tijuana, Mexico w/ Rule Of Thumb
5/13/2010 Inferno Rock Rar - Matamoros, Mexico w/ Rule Of Thumb
5/14/2010 Ibex Rock Bar - Monterrey, Mexico w/ Rule Of Thumb
5/15/2010 Rock Live Bar - Gudalajara, Mexico w/ Rule Of Thumb
5/16/2010 El Clandestino - Mexico City, Mexico w/ Rule Of Thumb
5/28/2010 Bogies - Albany, NY w/All Out War
5/29/2010 HBNYC - Brooklyn, NY w/ All Out War
6/05/2010 Metalliaurinko Festival - Harjavalta, Finland

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Struck By Lightning Seeks Bassist

Ohio hardcore/sludge crossover masters STRUCK BY LIGHTNING are currently seeking a full-time, permanent bassist to join the band's roster. The band explains what they're seeking:

"Requirements for STRUCK BY LIGHTNING's bassist position are as follows:

-Must be ready and willing to tour heavily.
-Must own/be able to purchase necessary gear for recording/touring.
-Must be willing to relocate to beautiful Columbus, Ohio."

"Prior studio/touring experience would be greatly preferred. Interested parties should contact Gregory: worshipthestorm@hotmail.com"

STRUCK BY LIGHTNING's debut full-length Serpents was released in late September 2009 via Translation Loss Records.

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Unearthing The Metal Underground In New York

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

The progressive metal bands in New York are rarely a typical prog act, so the focus is more on bands that incorporate progressive elements in their music. More...

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Destroying Divinity Signs To Brutal Bands

Czech Republic death metal band Destroying Divinity has recently signed a multiple album contract with Brutal Bands. After releasing both “Created” and “Hell Unleashed” through Grodhaisn Records, the band will release their third album “Dark Future” through Brutal Bands on June 25th.

Destroying Divinity drummer Ommurtag had this to say: “We are very pleased that our CD is going to be released by Brutal Bands. It is great to be among all those brutal bands even though our style is little different in comparison to the rest in their roster. I hope that we will become a part of Brutal Bands family. Darkness is coming...."

Brutal Bands founder Scott Ellingboe adds: "I was first introduced to Destroying Divinity from a fan recommendation. After just a couple minutes of listening to their material I contacted this band. I’ve wanted to sign a death metal band with a darker sound for a long time now. Bands like this are a rare breed these days, so it’s an honor to have them in our roster now."

You can also check out sample Destroying Divinity tracks through the band's official MySpace page.

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Crown The Lost Announces Shows With New Lineup

Pittsburgh's Crown the Lost has issued the following statement about playing their first live shows with their new lineup:

"Hey gang, we're currently tied up doing some relatively important things (i.e. making something called an 'album'), but we do have the good fortune of having new live dates on the horizon, most specifically our first show with our new lineup on Saturday, May 8th. The show will be @ the 31st Street Pub with our friends Iron Crown and one more to be announced.

"This will mark the live debut of our new vocalist, Leon Mallah and hopefully he doesn't fall of the stage, introduce the wrong song, etc., etc., but if he does, we'll be cool with it...for that one time. Additional live dates have been scheduled for June and July and we hope to fill our schedule up with more shows. No rest for the wicked, or the sober Manticore. More to come...and soon."

The upcoming Crown the Lost tour dates are as follows:

5/8 2010 31st Street Pub Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
6/12 2010 Excuses Pittsburgh
7/16 2010 The Smiling Moose Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Oh, Sleeper Cancels U.K. Tour

Christian metallers Oh, Sleeper have issued the following brief update about canceling their previously scheduled U.K. tour dates alongside Haste the Day: "UK tour, fail. Sorry guys, all the flights are canceled and we can't get there. We will try to come back asap. Go support Haste The Day, they are still on the shows!" Oh, Sleeper still has the following upcoming U.S. tour dates:

5/1 2010 The Village w/ Greeley Estates Little Rock, Arkansas
5/2 2010 Cicero’s w/ Greeley Estates, PM Today St. Louis, Missouri
5/3 2010 Sokol Underground w/ Greeley Estates, PM Today Omaha, Nebraska
5/4 2010 Station 4 w/ Greeley Estates, PM Today St. Paul, Minnesota
5/6 2010 The Lighthouse w/ Greeley Estates, PM Today Frankfort, Illinois
5/7 2010 Sunset Hall w/ Greeley Estates, PM Today Ft. Wayne, Indiana
5/8 2010 The Hayloft w/ Greeley Estates, PM Today Mt. Clemens, Michigan
5/9 2010 The Attic w/ Greeley Estates, PM Today Akron, Ohio
5/10 2010 Diesel w/ Greeley Estates, PM Today Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5/12 2010 Northside Improvement League w/ Greeley Estates, Tides Of Man, PM Today Watertown, New York
5/13 2010 Crocodile Rock Cafe Under w/ Greeley Estates, Tides Of Man, PM Today Allentown, Pennsylvania
5/14 2010 JFK Memorial Coliseum w/ Four Year Strong Manchester, New Hampshire
5/15 2010 Aquifer w/ Greeley Estates, Tides Of Man, PM Today Clifton, New Jersey
5/17 2010 LHUMC w/ Greeley Estates, Tides Of Man, Oceana Linthicum, Maryland
5/18 2010 Club Relevant w/ Greeley Estates, Tides Of Man, Oceana Virginia Beach, Virginia
5/19 2010 The Brewery w/ Greeley Estates, Tides Of Man, Oceana Raleigh, North Carolina
5/20 2010 Sector 7G w/ Greeley Estates, Tides Of Man, Oceana Augusta, Georgia
5/21 2010 Murray Hill Theatre w/ Greeley Estates, Tides of Man, Oceana Jacksonville, Florida
5/22 2010 H2O Live w/ Greeley Estates, Tides Of Man, Oceana Orlando, Florida
5/23 2010 Ground Control w/ Greeley Estates, Oceana West Palm Beach, Florida
5/25 2010 The Orpheum w/ Greeley Estates, Oceana St. Petersburg, Florida
5/26 2010 The Vault w/ Greeley Estates, Oceana Pensacola, Florida
5/27 2010 The 7 Venue w/ Greeley Estates, Oceana Douglasville, Georgia
5/28 2010 Princess Theatre w/ Greeley Estates, Oceana Columbus, Mississippi

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Threat Signal Comments On Upcoming Tour

Threat Signal will be direct support to Swedish melodic death legends Dark Tranquillity on a series of tour dates this May/June. Joining them with be Roadrunner Records recording artists Mutiny Within. Threat Signal vocalist Jon Howard commented:

"As soon as we found out Dark Tranquillity were going to headline the US and Canada, we knew we had to get on the tour! After playing with so many different bands over the past few years, we finally feel at home with this one. Our music meshes perfect together and I know the fans, and ourselves as well, will enjoy the whole show from start to end. Having Mutiny Within on the tour is an added bonus, they fit great in the package and I cant wait to watch them kill it every night. We have a ton of respect for Dark Tranquillity and what they have accomplished over their career, so we look forward to tearing apart North America together. Now let the Canadian’s show everyone how to drink!"

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Brain Drill Posts "Beyond Bludgeoned" Video

Santa Cruz, California based technical death metallers Brain Drill have posted a music video online for the song "Beyond Bludgeoned," which can be viewed below and is off the upcoming album "Quantum Catastrophe." The new album is set to be released on May 11th, 2010.

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Warbeast Posts "Scorched Earth Policy" Video

Warbeast are set to release their debut album "Krush the Enemy" on April 27th through Philip H. Anselmo’s Housecore Records. The band has now posted a new music video online from the upcoming album titled "Scorched Earth Policy," which can be viewed below.

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Neuraxis Gearing Up To Enter The Studio

Montreal-based death metallers Neuraxis will enter Wildsound Studio on June 3rd with producer Chris Donaldson to begin recording their sixth album for a fall release through Prosthetic Records. Commented vocalist Alex Leblanc:

"Chris is an excellent producer. He's been a friend of mine for years, played in some bands with him and already worked with him in the studio on some other projects. He's also the most easy going guy around. Working with him is going to be a blast for sure. We are almost done with the writing process for the new album; maybe one or two more songs to go. It's going to be a powerful album. Dark, vicious, catchy, technical, melodic; everything you can expect from a Neuraxis album with some unexpected twists. We have two more shows this weekend, then we will rehearse the new songs for a month, putting the final touches and get ready to shred in the studio. It's going to be a blast...We can't wait to play the new songs on the road for you guys."

The band's last shows before hitting Wildsound Studio are:

4/23 - Rimouski, QC @ Cactus
4/24 - Quebec, QC @ L'Agitee

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Aosoth To Stop Playing Live Shows

French black metallers Aosoth have announced they will no longer be performing any future live shows. Aosoth vocalist MkM issued the following brief statement about the decision: "No more live performance for Aosoth. Those gigs with Hell Militia / Blacklodge were the finals of Aosoth. Thanks for nothing." Sample Aosoth tracks are still available for streaming via the band's official MySpace page.

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Bleed The Son Going On Hiatus

Texas metallers Bleed the Son have checked in with the following announcement about the band going on hiatus:

"If you have been wondering about the bands hiatus. The members of Bleed the Son have put the BTS project aside for the time being and are working on a new project with former guitarist Zawicizuz of Infernal Oak, RPB, Absu, and he was a former member of BTS as well. Brad, Tim, Zawicizuz and The Mad Arab will have a name and link to the new project very soon with samples. We will post some old BTS songs up soon as well. We still have copies of A feast of Blasphemy and shirts available."

You can also hear sample Bleed the Son tracks via the band's MySpace page.

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Bleeding Fist Recruits Second Guitarist

Slovenian metallers Bleeding Fist have issued the following statement about recruiting a second guitar player:

"The black spell surrounding Bleeding Fist is strengthened by the recruitment of the final pillar. Occultus, baptized in blood sold his soul to the devil as second guitarist of Bleeding Fist's Unholy Conclave. It's getting darker and colder. Beware of the upcoming attack. NOT EXECUTORS BUT MASTERS, NOT BELIEVERS BUT LEADERS. Arise pillars of dark light! 266. New line-up: Hellscream - Vocals, Infernal Karburator - Bass guitar, Angelus - Guitar, Occultus - Guitar, Krieg Maschine - Drums."

The upcoming Bleeding Fist tour dates are as follows:

5/29 2010 Helvete with legends Proclamation + Blasphemophagher, Bestial Raids, Truppensturm Oberhausen (Germany)
6/12 2010 KRANJ METAL FEST Kranj (Slovenia)
6/19 2010 Hellbrigade Fest at Club 71 with Watain and Ad Hominem Milano (Italy)
10/2 2010 PEST FEST with Paragon Belial, Nazarene Decomposing Altershausen (Germany)

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Walking Corpse Syndrome Announces New Shows

Missoula, Montana based dark metal act Walking Corpse Syndrome is streaming two new songs off their latest album "Narcissist." The songs "Scars and Stitches" and "Rotting Silence" can be heard at this location. The band issued the following brief statement about the new tracks: "'Scars and Stitches' features the sinister violin sounds from Professor William Sludge, while 'Rotting Silence' is an unrelenting metal assault."

The band has announced a series of new tour dates in support of "Narcissist." The currently confirmed shows are as follows;

4/23 7:00P Union Hall Missoula Montana
4/24 9:00P Thai Ginger Pullman Washington
5/14 7:00P Union Hall Missoula Montana
5/15 9:00P The Wolf Den Polson Montana
5/22 7:00P Pen Convention Center Deer Lodge Montana
6/4 9:30P Jesters Bar Helena Montana
6/5 7:00P Union Hall Missoula Montana
6/18 6:00P The Empyrean Spokane Washington
7/2 8:00P The Filling Station Bozeman Montana
8/7 7:00P The Grail Coeur d’Alene Idaho
10/2 7:00P Union Hall Missoula Montana

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Swashbuckle Posts Next "Ask The Admiral"

Swashbuckle has been posting a series called "Ask The Admiral," which has some commentary on the band's current activities, as we as some fun. This week we learn how to commit armed robbery! Check out the video below:

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Prosthetic Records Posts SXSW Video Recap

Prosthetic Records has posted a video recap of the 2010 edition of the South By Southwest showcase. The video clip can be viewed below.

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Daemonicus Recruits Session Drummer

Sweden's Daemonicus, who recently parted ways with their drummer Magnus Boström, has issued the following announcement about recruiting a session drummer for upcoming live shows:

"Daemonicus is proud to introduce Johan from the band Flagellant as session drummer for our upcoming gigs in Uddevalla and Sundsvall. Right now we are rehearsing a lot to be as tight as ever and kick some Uddevalla ass! Make sure to be there and pick up some t-shirt's and CD's. Destroy!"

The upcoming Daemonicus live shows are as follows:

4/24 2010 Club Adrian Uddevalla, Västra Götalands län
5/22 2010 Pipeline Sundsvall

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Dawn Of Destiny Splits With Vocalist

Germany's Dawn of Destiny has issued the following announcement about parting ways with their vocalist Tanja Maul:

"After 5 years Dawn Of Destiny and Tanja go separate ways from now on. Because of the 'so-called' musical differences Tanja decided to leave the band. We regret this step, but consider it as right and consequent. We say thanks to Tanja for 5 years of friendship, musicianship and the engagement to support Dawn Of Destiny in reaching our current status."

Tanja Maul also commented:

"Unfortunately some when in life comes the time of farewell. Regrettably the musical ideas within the band develop into a direction where I cannot identify myself with Dawn Of Destiny anymore. Therefore I want to announce, that I'm going to leave the band. I wish the guys of DOD big success on their new way. Dear DoD-Fans! Dear Fallen Angels! With all my hear I want to say thank you for the big support, the fun and the bright cordiality, that you gave me on each gig! The 'Wacken-WG' is still an issue ;) Peter - You are the Best! Many thanks for the nice time! I am sure that we'll meet each other on stage! All of you shall feel embraced!"

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Derelict Comments On Upcoming Tour Dates

Derelict has issued the following statement about gearing up to embark on a Canadian tour:

"Hello friends! The time to hit the road on our Northern Shores Tour is almost here. We seriously cannot wait to come out and see all of you again. It’s actually really hard to get anything else done right now, because we know that an insane 40-day metal-delivering journey is right around the corner. For those who have thrown down with us before, we are returning with a revamped lineup, a few new songs, and cool-looking new merch.

"For those who will be checking us out for the first time, we encourage you to get to know the material from the Unspoken Words album, which is mainly what we will be supporting. There is currently a stream of the entire album online at this location, and you can check out the music video for Machete below. So stay tuned! We will be updating this blog at every possible opportunity with tons of cool stuff. For now, check out the list of dates. The ones you can click on will bring you to an event page for the show. See you soon!"

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

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Forbidden Checks In From The Studio

Steve Smyth, guitarist for the reactivated San Francisco Bay area thrashers Forbidden, has issued the following update about his time at Sonic Room/Audio Voyage Studios in Livermore, California recording the band’s as-yet-untitled fifth studio album:

“Day One: We set up shop at Audio Voyage Studios, in Livermore California, deep in the East Bay Area. Very cool place, small, a couple of well-tuned rooms set up just right to do the rest of our tracking... I met Craig, Tim, and Brad there, and we began to talk about what kind of sound I was after for my rhythm tone... I had an arsenal of gear with me as well, so we began to break it out, and talk about cabinets that would be used, as well as heads. As it turned out, Craig had been using a combination of 3 amps and 3 cabinets, and when I heard his tone, I was absolutely blown away by the clarity in all frequencies, the gain factor, and the fact that you could literally hear air pushing from the speakers into the mics as well. Great tone! I wanted to get a tone that would stand on its own... After some discussion, I set up 3 heads of my choosing with 3 cabinets, 2 with Vintage 30s and 1 with 75 watters in there, and I had a monster ready to come out and play... [and] we agreed the tone I had in mind suited the tracks perfectly, and set about tracking!

“’Overthrow’... is tricky to play in that the main riff keeps pedalling back and forth on specific notes, but varying each time we play through the riff, and there’s a lot of stretching involved. This track actually got my wrist feeling a small bout of tendonitis after playing it throughout the song. In fact, there’s more than a few things I played or wrote for this album that involve some serious stretches! But it’s for the song, and in the end, that’s what matters most. [W]e decided it was best to double-track this song as well to give it more clarity, and more of a 'wall' type of sound. There is a middle section in this song where the feeling I was after was that of a ship on an ocean, being thrown violently back-and-forth on the sea during a storm. I think we got this sound in the end, so I hope you all will enjoy it. Take some Dramamine before you do! Ha ha! More...

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Forgotten Tales Issues Studio Report

Forgotten Tales vocalist Sonia Pineault has checked in with the following update from the recording studio:

"Hi everyone. I finally finished the recording of the vocal tracks and I must tell you that everything went very well. It's true that in some moments, things went very hard but I always gave my best and and it gave excellent results. For the last song, we had to proceed differently because Marty hadn't finished to compose the melody. I had to learn it all along the recording.

"Despite all these hours I spent there, not everything is yet finished for me. I'll be back in a couple of weeks to record the backing vocals. It's now Marty's turn to be back in studio. He just began the recording of his solos and it should take him a couple of days. Let's wish him good luck. See you soon."

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AC/DC Premieres "Highway To Hell" Music Video

AC/DC's new music video for "Highway To Hell" from "Iron Man 2" is debuting on Amazon.com today. The all AC/DC soundtrack is the closest the band has come to releasing a "best of" or "greatest hits" compilation. Here's the tracklisting for the "Iron Man 2" soundtrack:

1. Shoot to Thrill
2. Rock 'N' Roll Damnation
3. Guns for Hire
4. Cold Hearted Man
5. Back in Black
6. Thunderstruck
7. If You Want Blood (You've Got It)
8. Evil Walks
9. T.N.T.
10. Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be
11. Have a Drink on Me
12. The Razor's Edge
13. Let There Be Rock
14. War Machine
15. Highway to Hell

Update: Here's the video from YouTube, although the quality isn't that great:

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Celebrity Apprentice: Trump Wants Bret's Bandana

The sixth episode starts with the end of the last challenge. Bret Michaels is in a positive mood, deciding to go out drinking. “We’re going to ROCK!”

The next morning Sharon Osbourne is still not with the group, Donald Trump begins hinting he may have to make a move here, possibly removing her from the show. Sharon’s strategy to win may be taking a hit, let’s see how this plays out.

For the next challenge the teams must promote an up and coming country star. There are two. Given their non-descript looks and aura of boredom we will refer to them as Country Riser #1 and Country Riser #2. The details are given out at the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame Annex in New York. Trump says he expects both Cyndi Lauper and Michaels to be there one day. Interesting side note: The Annex actually closed just two months after this taping. I don’t have proof it had to do with The Donald’s lobbying for Bret Michaels induction, but it is safe to say this contributed. For the women, Cyndi Lauper quickly takes on the role of Project Manager, for the men, ex-wrestler, Bill Goldberg, assumes the position. More...

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Balfor Parts Ways With Guitarist Agnarr

Ukrainian black metallers BALFOR, who recently signed to Pulverised Records, have issued a statement announcing guitarist Agnarr’s unexpected departure. Agnarr was forced to quit the band following a recent injury that’s said to be serious enough to stop the guitarist from performing in the studio or live. No further info on the injury was given.

BALFOR founding frontman Thorgeir comments, “We are very sorry that this has happened to Agnarr. It’s a terrible thing when a musician is no longer able to play, and he is one of those musicians with a natural talent and a lot of experience. We hope that he’ll be able to overcome the effects of the injury and eventually return to playing. BALFOR is certainly going to miss both his musicianship and his companionship.”

Dragon-T, former guitarist of thrash metal band Hell:On, will replace Agnarr. “Once again we’ve been lucky in our search for a guitarist,” Thorgeir notes. “Dragon-T is as skilled as Agnarr, both live and when it comes to recording, and the fact that he was available just when we needed him was a stroke of good fortune for us.”

Dragon-T’s first live appearance with BALFOR was at the Metal Heads Mission Festival in Kiev this weekend where BALFOR headlined. Upcoming live dates for BALFOR include:

5/22/2010 - Hot Jam Club - Lugansk, UA
5/23/2010 - Vorovskogo Club - Dimitroy, UA
7/6/2010 - Rockmaraton Festival - Pecs, HU

BALFOR will release their debut full-length, Barbaric Blood, later this year.

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Insense Announces New Live Shows

Norway's Insense has issued the following update about adding on three upcoming tour dates:

"First up is Garage in Oslo Mai 15th with The Haunted. We’ll test some new songs for the first time and enjoy The Haunted live. Good times! Next up is in Czech Republic with our eminent friends in Locomotive @ Marty`s Club/Ceske Budejovice at July the 2nd Last confirmed show will take place at Bansinfire Festival July the 4th with Testament on the bill among others Get yourself a ticket if you have the opportunity!"

Sample Insense tracks can be heard through the band's MySpace page. The upcoming show details are as follows:

5/15 2010 Garage Oslo Oslo
7/2 2010 Marty`s Club Ceske Budejovice
7/4 2010 Bansinefire Festival Spalene Porici

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One Without Streaming Bonus Track

Swedish gothic metallers One Without have checked in with the following update about streaming the bonus track "Whispers of the Voiceless" online, which is from the Japanese release of their latest album:

"First of all we want to say thank you all for the support, we are really feeling it from you, and it means so much for us to know that we have such great fans all over the world! Due to popular demand we would like to present to you our bonus track from the Japan release of 'Thoughts of a Secluded Mind.' And we understand you guys are curious, because we have been getting many requests about putting this song on Myspace. Now Enjoy! Thanks for the support, and keep spreading the word, you are doing a great job!"

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Sabaton Recording New Music Video

Sweden's Sabaton has issued the following announcement about recording a music video for the track "Uprising:"

"We are happy to announce that the recording of our music video for the song 'Uprising' has been rescheduled successfully, and that it will take place in Warsaw during this and next week.
Out of respect for the Polish mourning period we decided to postpone the video shoot last week, and now we will try again.

"The song 'Uprising' is a powerful and emotional tribute to those who lost their lives in the Warsaw uprising in 1944, and so shall the video be! This will by far be the biggest Sabaton video production ever, and dare we say: One of the biggest in heavy metal? The video will feature Peter Stormare as SS-Obergruppenführer von dem Bach and will be directed by Jacek Raginis (related to decorated ww2 hero Wladyslav Raginis)."

"Uprising" is off the band's upcoming new album "Coat of Arms." The song can also be heard via the Sabaton MySpace page.

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Into Eternity Enters the Rehearsal Studio

Tim Roth, guitarist of Canadian progressive death metal band Into Eternity, has issued the following update:

"A few days ago I checked my mail and was happy to find out Toy's Factory had sent me the Japanese releases of our last 2 releases: The Scattering Of Ashes and The Incurable Tragedy! It's nice to know that we have such great industry people and fans supporting us in Japan. I will never forget the great times we had in 2008 and 2009. Japan rules!"

"In other news, we have started rehearsals again and things are coming along. We have also started on 'song 1.' I have lots of music demoed at home now, so we are looking through it and starting our first new song. So far the song starts with an arpeggio instrumental and then heads into some heavy riffing."

"Thanks for all the emails we have been getting wondering what is going on, well here it is. Thanks again to Japan for all the continued support!"

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That Boy Ain't Right Posts New Song Online

Canadian metal band THAT BOY AIN'T RIGHT has posted a new song, entitled "Clarity," online. Listen to it below:

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Daylight Misery Posts "Meadows Of Desire" Video

Greek metal act Daylight Misery has posted a music video online for the track "Meadows of Desire," which is off their latest album "Depressive Icons." The video clip, which can be viewed below, also features Efthimis Karadimas of Nightfall.

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Evemaster Posts New Track Online

Finnish metallers Evemaster have posted a second track online from their upcoming album "III." The new song "The Great Unrest," along with the previously uploaded "New Age Dawns," can be heard through the band's official MySpace page. Evemaster also has the following two upcoming live shows:

4/23 2010 The Rock Music Pub Kokkola
4/24 2010 Nuclear Nightclub Oulu

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Malefice Announces European Tour Dates

English metal band MALEFICE from Reading has not only announced a tour through the UK with Warpath, but also some high profile support slots in mainland Europe as well as selected headliner shows.

MALEFICE tour dates as follows:

19/05/10 – UK – Dundee – Dexters (support: Warpath)
20/05/10 – UK – Middlesbrough – Crown (support: Warpath)
21/05/10 – UK – Leeds – Rios (support: Warpath)
22/05/10 – UK – London – Underworld (support: Warpath)
24/05/10 – UK – Wrexham – Central Station (support: Warpath)
28/05/10 – UK – Bournemouth – Champions (support: Warpath)
29/05/10 – UK – Plymouth – White Rabbit (support: Warpath)
30/05/10 – UK – Exeter – Cavern (support: Warpath)
17/06/10 – NL – Eindhoven – Dynamo w/ DevilDriver, 3 Inches Of Blood
20/06/10 – AT – Vienna – Arena w/ Anthrax
21/06/10 – PL – Warsaw – Stodola w/ DevilDriver, 3 Inches Of Blood
22/06/10 – PL – Krakow – Loch Ness Clubw/ DevilDriver, 3 Inches Of Blood
30/06/10 – CH – Luzern – Schurr w/ DevilDriver
01/07/10 – CH – Lausanne – Les Docks
05/07/10 – LU – Luxembourg – Rockhal
12/07/10 – FR – Lyon – Le Marche Gare
13/07/10 – FR – Colmar – Le Grillen
14/07/10 – DE – Leer – Zollhaus
17/07/10 – UK – Milton Keynes – Sno Bar
24/07/10 – UK – Petersfield – Gedfest
03/08/10 – NL – Hengelo – Metropol w/ Anthrax
18/09/10 – UK – Brighton – Mammothfest

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Dew Scented Posts New Song Online

German thrash metallers DEW SCENTED have posted the first new song, "Arise From Decay," of their upcoming new album "Invocation," to be released May, 21st/24th 2010 in Europe via Metal Blade Records, on MySpace.

Vocalist Leif Jensen comments, "We are happy to finally be able to debut a new song for all of you to hear! 'Arise From Decay' is the new album's opening track (after the instrumental intro piece 'Downfall') and a really good representation of not only what the album is all about, but also of what DEW-SCENTED sound like in 2010. 'Arise From Decay' combines many of the band's 'trademark' elements into a straight forward and pretty vicious song. This song was actually one of the first fully finalized tracks when we started writing the 'Invocation' album with the band's new line-up and we have already been playing it live for a while now with great response. Enjoy!"

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Aeon Posts New Song Online

Swedish satanic death metallers AEON have posted the first song, "Kill Them All," of their upcoming new album "Path Of Fire" on the band's MySpace page.

Guitarist Zeb Nilsson comments on the song, "This is kind of funny, cause I actually dreamt that we were performing this song live and it sounded so cool that I had to start working on it the day after I had the dream. Of course all the details in it were not in my dream, but the whole concept and idea behind how it was gonna sound was all very realistic. This is a very fast song and it is easy to catch I think. It has some really heavy parts too, and the leads on it ended up really cool too. I think this song will be a good first sample of this album!"

AEON recorded Path Of Fire in Sweden while it was mixed by multi-talent Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal) at Mana Studio in Florida. Mastering was done by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.

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Pestilence Announces US Tour Dates With Warbringer

PESTILENCE will embark on their first U.S. tour in over 16 years in May/June. The 17-date trek will kick off in Baltimore as part of the Maryland Deathfest on May 30 and will close at the Gramercy Theater in New York City on June 17. Support on the tour will come from WARBRINGER, VITAL REMAINS, ENFOLD DARKNESS and SACRIFICIAL SLAUGHTER.

The tour dates are as follows:

May 30 - Sonar - Baltimore, MD (Maryland Deathfest) *
May 31 - Club Mosaic - Chattanooga, TN **
Jun. 01 - The Bar - New Orleans, LA **
Jun. 02 - Emo's - Austin, TX
Jun. 03 - Ridglea Theater - Ft. Worth, TX
Jun. 04 - Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
Jun. 05 - Club Red - Tempe, AZ
Jun. 06 - Ramona Mainstage - Ramona, CA
Jun. 07 - Ultra Violet - Los Angeles, CA
Jun. 08 - DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA
Jun. 09 - Satyricon - Portland, OR
Jun. 10 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
Jun. 13 - Station 4 - St Paul, MN
Jun. 14 - Reggie's - Chicago, IL
Jun. 15 - Mod Club Theater - Toronto, ON **
Jun. 16 - Les Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC **
Jun. 17 - Gramercy Theater - New York, NY

* PESTILENCE only
** No WARBRINGER

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Resist The Thought Announces New Album Release

Sydney five-piece metal outfit Resist The Thought has announced May 7th, 2010, as the release date for "Damnation," the band's follow up to the 2008 EP "The Gift of Sacrifice." Formed in 2007, Resist The Thought blends crushing breakdowns with fast paced technical riffs to create their own brand modern metal. The new album should be no exception, with guitarist Tim Aaron commenting, "We really pushed ourselves in creating this record. We took six months off touring and just focused on writing and demoing. From the start, we had the intention of making a timeless record we are all proud of."

The title of the album, "Damnation," sets the theme for the record which revolves around the idea that humankind will be responsible for their own destruction. Through constant touring, the band has earned themselves a reputation as one of Sydney’s up and coming metal bands.

"Damnation" is in stores Friday May 7th, 2010 in Australia through New Justice Records. In the meantime, check out some of their music on the band's MySpace player.

Here are the band's latest tour dates:

Thu, May 6 @ NEXT, Melbourne
Fri May 7 @ MusicMan, Bendigo
Sat May 8 @ Urban Youth Café, Ringwood
Sun May 9 @ Youth Arts Centre, Geelong
Thu May 13 @ SNITCH, Brisbane
Fri May 14 @ Southern Cross Tavern, Gold Coast
Sat May 15 @ Price Street Hall, Nambour
Sun May 16 @ Epic Skate Centre, Tweed Heads
Sat May 22 @ Civic Hotel, Perth
Sun May 23 @ YMCA HQ, Perth
Thu May 29 @ Masonic Hall, Blacktown
Fri June 4 @ Club Blink, Sydney
Sat June 5 @ The Loft, Newcastle

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