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Metal News for April 22, 2009

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24 news articles posted on this day.

Goatwhore Names New Album

Black metal band Goatwhore has announced the title for their upcoming album, recently recorded with Erik Rutan at Manna Studios in St. Petersburg, FL. This highly anticipated album will be called "Carving Out the Eyes of God," and will be available everywhere on June 23, 2009.

The track listing for "Carving Out the Eyes of God" is as follows:

1. Apocalyptic Havoc
2. The All-Destroying
3. Carving Out the Eyes of God
4. Shadow of a Rising Knife
5. Provoking the Ritual of Death
6. In Legions, I Am Wars Of Wrath
7. Reckoning of the Soul Made Godless
8. This Passing into the Power of Demons
9. Razor Flesh Devoured
10. To Mourn and Forever Wander through Forgotten Doorways More...

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Unearth Announces Iowa City Headlining Show

UNEARTH will be making a stop on the upcoming Testament Tour in Iowa City to host a HEADLINING show with Lazarus AD as support, here are the details:

Where: Picador / 330 E. Washington St. / Iowa City / IA
When: May 11th, 2009. Doors: 6:00pm

This is in addition to the three headline dates directly following their tour with Testament. The dates are as follows and will feature Lazarus AD and Armed for Apocalypse, as well as local support:

6/13 @ Chain Reaction in Anaheim, CA
Doors 6:30 / 7:00pm Show Tickets $15adv / $15 door
6/14 @ The Boardwalk in Orangevale, CA
Doors 6:30 / 7:00pm Show Tickets $15adv / $18 door
6/15 @ Downtown Brewing Co. in San Luis Obispo, CA
Doors 7:30 / 8:00pm Show Tickets $15adv / $15 door

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Lord Mantis Announces East Coast Tour w/ Wetnurse

Chicago's blackened sludge band, Lord Mantis, has announced that they will be joining labelmates, Wetnurse, for a week of dates down the East Coast this summer.

Lord Mantis features a former member of Nachtmystium and a current member of Indian. Lord Mantis' debut full length, Spawning The Nephilim, hits stores April 28 via Seventh Rule Recordings.

06/27 - Philadelphia, PA @ The M Room
06/28 - Baltimore, MD @ Talking Head
06/30 - Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic
07/01 - Tampa, FL @ The Brass Mug
07/02 - Miami, FL @ Churchill's
07/03 - Tallahassee, FL @ The Engine Room
07/04 - Savannah, GA @ The Wormhole

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Ensiferum Announces European October Tour Dates

Ensiferum have issued the following update about their upcoming album and tour schedule:

"Ensiferum can now reveal their European tour in support of the new album! More shows will be added shortly, accompanied with tour name and detailed information. Support acts: Metsatöll (EST) & Tracedawn (FIN)

"The still untitled album is in the process of being recorded as we speak. Release date for the coming album is 9th of September 2009 in most countries. The band is posting video blog from the studio at their homepage and Myspace/Facebook sites."

The currently confirmed tour dates are as follows:

01.10.2009 GER Hamburg Markthalle
02.10.2009 NL Leeuwarden Romein
03.10.2009 GER Hamm Devils Revenge Festival
04.10.2009 GER Köln Essigfabrik
06.10.2009 UK London Scala
07.10.2009 UK Nottingham Rescue Rooms
08.10.2009 UK Glasgow Cathouse
09.10.2009 UK Dudley JB's
10.10.2009 B Vosselar Biebob
15.10.2009 ESP Bilbao Santana 27
16.10.2009 ESP Madrid Heineken
17.10.2009 ESP Alicante Nave 8
18.10.2009 ESP Barcelona Salamandra 1
20.10.2009 IT Bologna Sottotetto
21.10.2009 GER München Backstage
22.10.2009 AT Wien Arena
23.10.2009 GER Jena F- Haus
24.10.2009 GER Lichtenfels Hellflame Festival
26.10.2009 GER Aschaffenburg Colos Saal
28.10.2009 CH Pratteln Z7
29.10.2009 GER Karlsruhe Substage

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Ex Deo Checks In From The Road

Frontman Maurizio Iacono of Kataklysm and Roman themed band Ex Deo issued the following update while on tour alongside Napalm Death:

"We're well into the first week of tour with our old friends in Napalm Death. The shows have been good and everything is under control. We look forward to all the dates and completing the touring cycle for 'Prevail' in 2009. We will do some Euro festivals immediately after this tour is done and then go to Russia and Europe for a short headliner with DEATH ANGEL. The last thing on the agenda regarding KATAKLYSM will be a full European headliner in January 2010 to wrap things up until the next album.

"So after these tours are done our focus will immediately change to our new band EX DEO, which will be released by Nuclear Blast Records in June. The hype behind ‘Romulus’ is gaining massive momentum and this is such a big project! We need get things ready with the live aspect of things and to rehearse and be prepared for Paganfest Europe. Having said that we decided to decline all tour offers coming for KATAKLYSM for the rest of the year. We might also bring this epic band to the States but were not sure yet, since it has to be the right tour.

"We’re going to announce some cool news regarding EX DEO next week. So if you want to watch KATAKLYSM in the states one last time before the next album drops (not before 2011), this would be the tour to come visit us and party like we usually do. A big thank you to the fans for making ‘Prevail’ a very succesfull album worldwide. Now I must gather my legions and take back the throne of metal! The scene needs a kick in the ass back to rebellion and Rome is coming!"

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Pain Updates Summer Tour Dates

Swedish metal band Pain has announced the following string of summer tour dates:

6/04: Sweden Rock Festival, Norje/Sweden
6/05: Rock im Park, Nurnberg/Germany
6/07: Rock am Ring, Nurnberg/Germany
6/20: Hellfest, Clisson/France
6/26: Metaltown, Gothenburg/Sweden
6/27: Peace & Love, Borlange/Sweden

7/06: Helsinki Ice Hall, Helsinki/Finland (supporting Korn)
7/18: Art Mania Festival, Sibiu/Romania
7/24: Q-Stock Festival, Oulu/Finland
7/25: Sandels Rock, Iisalmi/Finland
7/30: Wacken Open Air

9/05: Luzhniki Hall, Moscow/Russia (supporting Nightwish)
9/12: Raismes Festival, Raismes/France

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Iskald Signs Booking Deal With Redback Promotion

Norwegian black metallers Iskald have issued the following update about signing a worldwide booking deal:

"We're really proud to announce our new booking partner; Redback Promotion. From now on all bookings worldwide, except Norway, will be handled by Redback Promotion exclusively.

"More upcoming concerts/tours are already planed. Watch out!!"

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Mustasch Replaces Drummer And Recording New Album

Swedish metallers Mustasch have issued the following updates about recording a new album and replacing their drummer:

"We are currently recording the new album at the famous Bohus Sound Studios, Sweden. Tobias Lindell is once again producing, and the album is set for release in late 2009.

"Drummer Mats "Dojan" Hansson today decided to leave Mustasch due to his chronical muscle ruptures. The pain has made it impossible for him to keep playing drums in such an actively touring band. We are of course all sorry to have him leave, and we thank him for his ten years in the band. At the same time we sincerely welcome his replacer Danne McKenzie, who has substituted for "Dojan" several times before. Danne McKenzie is now the permanent drummer of Mustasch."

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Artillery Reveals "When Death Comes" Details

Danish thrashers Artillery have announced that their upcoming album will be titled "When Death Comes." The album cover at can be viewed here.

The track listing for the album will be as follows:

When Death Comes
Upon My Cross I Crawl
10.000 Devils
Rise Above It All
Sandbox Philosopsy
Delusions Of Grandeure
Not A Nightmare
Damned Religion
The End
Refuse To Live - Part 2*
Chaos Ride*

* = Bonus releases for Japanese and digipak versions of the album.

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Bands Confirmed For Madrid Is The Dark Fest 2009

The 2009 edition of the Madrid Is The Dark festival will take place at Ritmo y Compas in Madrid, Spain on Septemeber 11th and 12th.

The currently confirmed bands for the festival are Draconian, Autumnal, Officium Triste, Proccess of Guilt, and Isole.

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Deathwish Inc Bands Added to RevHQ Sampler

Reign Supreme, Narrows, and Pulling Teeth are all on the newly released RevHQ sampler, "Sampler Fi." You can download the sampler for free here. A couple of other bands you may be familiar with are Underneath The Gun and Blackened.

Read the full article at Sampler Fi Track List.

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Brooklyn Vegan Interviews Scott Kelly

Brooklyn Vegan recently interviewed Neurosis front man Scott Kelly about his new project, Shrinebuilder, Combat Music Radio, and how he prepares mentally for a show. The interview is well done, but there is an interesting exchange about how Scott gets ready for a show.


Read the full article at Brooklyn Vegan.

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Impending Doom and Carnifex Co-Headlining Tour

Impending Doom announced an upcoming co-headlining tour with Carnifex. Also appearing on the bill are Rise Records' Miss May I , Sumerian's Conducting from the Grave, and Ferret's Underneath the Gun.

Tour dates are as follows: More...

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Dying Fetus Entering The Studio

Dying Fetus recently entered Wright Way Studios to record their follow up album to their 2007 release "War of Attrition." Guitarist John Gallagher commented on the new album;

“We’re stoked about starting the recording for the new Dying Fetus album. Sean, Trey, and I have put more time and energy into writing this record than any of our previous records, and it will show when we deliver the most brutal Dying Fetus album ever recorded this fall. This record will be devastating.”

The unnamed album is slated to be released this September.

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Swashbuckle Reveals "Back To The Noose" Artwork

Pirate themed thrashers Swashbuckle have revealed the cover art for their upcoming album "Back to the Noose." The art can be viewed here. Swashbuckle also issued the following statement about the artwork:

"Aye, we pirates three commissioned the likes of the finest artisan we could scour amoungst the blackhearts of digital designers for the artwork for "Back to the Noose". Adam Vehige is his name, and kicking conceptual ass is his game. We brought this legend of graphical creation our "Back to the Noose" concept of Captain Crotchrot (our recurring decaying mascot miscreant) breaking free of the gallows to join an intense cannon warfare battle upon the ocean's blue. Adam accepted our payment of stolen gold shillings and doubloons (aye, blood money, and cursed it be) and rendered us some brutal cover art. If ye be seekin' nautical nonsense and high-seas hijinx, vicious splash-n-thrash attack and malicious moshing madness, ye will certainly be needin' no more persuasion than gazin' yar weary eyes upon our album art!"

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Amoral Signs To NEM Booking

NEM Booking has issued the following statement about signing Finnish metallers Amoral:

"We are extremely proud to announce that Amoral has been added to our artist roster.

"Amoral started off in 1997 as a thrash metal cover band, but in the beginning of the year 2000 Amoral started writing their own songs. Amoral released their debut album, "Wound Creations" in 2004, after which they quickly changed record labels, moving to Spinefarm Records.

"In July 2008 their lead singer left the group and in his personal statement claimed that this was due to a lack of motivation. In November 2008, Amoral released a press-release, revealing that their new singer is bronze-medalist at the Karaoke World Championships as well as Finnish Idol winner, Ari Koivunen . Ari Koivunen is known for his amazing voice, which suites metal the best. Hi & lo, long & short.

"Amoral is due to release their fourth studio album on the 6th of May."

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Unanimated Announces Release Date For New Album

After recently posting the entire album online for streaming, Unanimated has announced that their new album, entitled "In Light Of Darkness" will be released sometime in April/May 2009. An exact date is still in the works. The album will be released via Regain Records. You can listen to the entire album on the band's Myspace.

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Psilocybe Larvae Signs To Dark Harvest Records

Ukrainian metal act Psilocybe Larvae has just signed to Dark Harvest Records to record and release their fourth full-length album "Non-existence". The band is scheduled to release their new record worldwide once completed, and they plan to begin the Polish leg of their support tour sometime in May. An exact release date for the record is to be announced.

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Evile Reports From UK Tour with Mutant

British thrashers EVILE are currently on their first full headlining UK tour with support from TRIGGER THE BLOODSHED and MUTANT.

EVILE frontman MATT DRAKE reports from the road:

"Hello all, Matt here with a quick update from halfway through our UK headlining tour. So far no major accidents, we've made it to all the gigs and it's going pretty smoooooth. Mutant and Trigger the Bloodshed are excellent guys to be sharing a tour bus with, good company and it's a pleasure having them along to blow peoples faces off. The shows have been way beyond my expectations so far, I honestly never expected the amount of people that have been showing up so thank you to everyone for coming along and showing your support for Evile." More...

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Iron Maiden To Enter The Studio In January

In a recent radio interview, Nicko McBrain, drummer of New Wave Of British Heavy Metal legends Iron Maiden, has revealed that the band will be entering the studio in January to record their fifteenth studio album. McBrain states:

"We have actually booked a studio and I think we’ll kick off in the second week of January with the new record…. As to touring - the end of the year, or definitely 2011. We may actually go out at the end of 2010. Once you’ve got the new album finished and packaged, and the record company’s happy with all the bits and pieces, then you want to go touring."

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Nachtmystium Guitarist Involved In Drive-By

Nachtmystium has revealed that their guitarist Jeff Wilson was almost killed last friday when a drive-by shooting took place in his neighbourhood. You can read the blog below:

"Last Friday (April 17th, 2009) at about 5:30 - 6:00 PM, Jeff Wilson left his apartment building here in Chicago (that Blake also has an apartment in) to head two blocks away to our neighborhood grocery store. On his way out, walking back down the small side street right near our building….an SUV comes flying around the corner of a small side street just south of where he was walking, two men hung out of the window and opened fire in Jeff’s general direction (and many other people, including children…) towards someone located behind where Jeff was walking.

"Fortunately, Jeff’s amazing ninja-style, bullet-dodging skills kicked in, instinctively, and he some how managed to escape what became a crossfire of bullets and made it home safely with his smokes and a 2 liter of Diet Coke. Although the Diet Coke was tempting to Jeff, as he was out of breath and parched with thirst after running his ass off from the onslaught of violence, Jeff opted for a can (or twelve) of High Life that he found in the fridge….and then enjoyed one of his cigarettes, which he fought for his life to have.

"This, dear fans, is just one more example - smoking kills!!" More...

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Bring Me The Horizon Posts New Music Video Online

Sheffield, England based deathcore outfit Bring Me The Horizon has posted their new music video online for the song, "Diamonds Aren't Forever." You can check it out below. The song comes from the bands second album, "Suicide Season" which is available now. More...

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Al Jazeera TV Broadcasts Metal Special

Al Jazeera TV broadcast a two part report about metal in Middle East. The reprt featured bands such as BILOCATE from Jordan, OATH TO VANQUISH from Lebanon, NERVECELL from UAE and many more.

Explore the underground world of Middle Eastern hardcore rock and heavy metal, a scene thriving in bedrooms and basements away from the periodic condemnations of governments and religious rulers.

You can watch the videos from YouTube below. More...

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Hacride Posts New Music Online

Two new Hacride songs, “A World of Lies” and “Lazarus,” have been posted online. The songs can be heard at this location. The songs come off their latest album, “Lazarus,” which was released on April 20th.

Hacride remaining tour dates are as follows:

04/25 - NOUVEAU CASINO - Paris (FR)
05/07 - L'EMPREINTE - Savigny-le-Temple (FR)
05/09 - DURBUY ROCK FESTIVAL - Bomal-sur-Ourthe (BE)
05/10 - TRIX - Antwerpen (BE)

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