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Metal News for April 23, 2007

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37 news articles posted on this day.

ETID and Norma Jean Head to Australia

Upon completing their new album, Every Time I Die will hop on a plane with Norma Jean for an Australian tour. The dates are as follows:

June 06th Melbourne, AUS - Corner Hotel
June 07th Melbourne, AUS - Corner Hotel
June 08th Brisbane, AUS - Arena (Feat. Darkest Hour)
June 09th Sydney, AUS - Come Together Festival (Feat. Darkest Hour)
June 10th TBA
June 11th Adelaide, AUS - Adelaide University
June 12th Perth, AUS - Rosemount
June 13th Perth, AUS - Rosemount

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10 Years Drummer Gives New Album Update

Launch Radio Networks reports: 10 YEARS drummer Brian Vodinh has posted an update at the band's MySpace page about the progress of their second album. He indicated that the group has written 30 to 40 songs and is looking for a new producer after the initial production team didn't work out. As for the new material, Vodinh wrote, "We have punk rock songs that will make your neck cramp from trying to do that real quick punk head-bang type thing, to happy sounding poppy love songs that will make you wanna dance around in a field of really big flowers...I really feel pretty confident in saying that we have run the gamut of musical genres with all the material we have written."

Vodinh also indicated that the band has had "knock-down drag-out fights" with its management, in addition to dealing with a record label that is "just simply confusing," all of which has contributed to "building tension within the band."

He added that while "this has truly become the most difficult and confusing time in all of our lives," he promised that the results will be "the strongest 10 YEARS you will ever see" and "the best record we can possibly make."

The band was at one point slated to begin recording in February.

The next 10 YEARS outing will follow up 2005's "The Autumn Effect", which featured the singles "Wasteland", "Through The Iris" and "Waking Up".

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Hear The Nightwatchmen's Full Album Online

Not exactly metal but often mentioned in recent news, Rage Against The Machine and ex-Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello's solo band The Nightwatchmen's "One Man Revolution" CD can be streamed in its entirety on AOL Music.

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Dead To This World Choose Producer

Norwegian producer Bjørnar E Nielsen is to produce the new album from Black Metallers DEAD TO THIS WORLD. The album will be recorded at Nielsen’s Conclave Media Studios in Bergen.

Nielsen, who has produced albums by bands such as HELHEIM, SULPHUR, DEATHCON, AMPERA and VULTURE INDUSTRIES (of whom he is also a member), is currently building a new studio together with ENSLAVED members Herbrand Larsen and Arve Isdal. He is also working on material for a new album for his own band, BLACK HOLE GENERATOR.

DEAD TO THIS WORLD was originally founded by Iscariah (NECROPHAGIA, ex-IMMORTAL) as a solo project, but was expanded to a full line-up, releasing a three-track demo in 2005. Following the departure of their drummer, Iscariah recently announced that former GORGOROTH member Kvitrafn (SIGFADER, WARDRUNA, JOTUNSPOR, ex SAHG) would be joining the band to record the new album. Tracks from the original demo can be heard on the band’s MySpace page.

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Gorgoroth Singer Documentary Online

VBS.tv has posted the third and fourth episode in the five-part series on the black metal scene, the main focus being on the band GORGOROTH from Norway. The group's lead singer Gaahl was ranked by Terrorizer magazine the #1 "terrorizing" individual for 2006. Number 2? George W. Bush. It's the black metal equivalent of Time's "Man of the Year." "We are the first people to ever interview him at his house and go inside his personal world, and it's engrossing," stated Rory from VBS.

Watch the video footage: Episode#3, Episode#4.

GORGOROTH has just filmed a video for an as-yet-undisclosed track from their latest album, "Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam."

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Maniac And Friends Team Up On Side Project

Former MAYHEM vocalist Maniac has teamed up with an eclectic mix of Oslo-based musician friends in a band called TEAM ARMSTRONG, which is set to play Oslo's Elm Street on May 1. A rehearsal track entitled "Oslo City Babylon" can be heard on the band's MySpace page.

According to Maniac, the band has actually been in existence for some time now, with various members getting together whenever the occasion arises - the line-up being quite fluid, and musicians coming and going depending on commitments at any given time. The idea behind the band is to give the musicians, who are all active on the Oslo scene, the opportunity to come together and, not to put too fine a point on it, "have a good time"; playing what they feel like, without the constraints of genre or their own bands.

Aside from Maniac himself (under the name of Pastor Maniac), the current line up, and the one that will play at Elm Street, consists of Tore Moren (CARNIVORA, ARCTURUS, ex JORN), Ivar The Blanco (SILVER, HAPPY DAGGER), Anton (Anton Ruud and The Long Way Home), Hoegh, Dan Thunderbird (Backstreet Girls, RatCats) and Bent Metal (Gatecrashers, Borderline Bitches).

Maniac is writing and recording for his own band SKITLIV, and has recently completed recording guitars and vocals for a track on the soon to be released album from Sweden's DEADWOOD. Three un-mastered tracks from the forthcoming SKITLIV album can be heard on the band's official myspace page.

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Dreamland Albums To Receive U.S. Release

Swedish metallers DREAMLAND will see both of their full-length albums released in the U.S. this spring/summer. The CDs will be made available via Ryko Distribution / Locomotive / Dockyard 1 on the following dates:

June 5, 2007: "Eye for an Eye" (2006)
August 14, 2007: "Future's Calling" (2005)

"Eye for an Eye" was recorded at Joacim Cans' (HAMMERFALL) Moonshine Studio and Andy LaRocque's (KING DIAMOND) Los Angered Recording, where the album was also mixed. According to the group, the effort follows the melodic-yet-heavy style of their first release, "Future's Calling" (2005) "but [may] also surprise the listener here 'n' there." More...

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Black Label Society is Not Playing Ozzfest 2007

ZAKK WYLDE has announced that his BLACK LABEL SOCIETY will NOT be playing this year's Ozzfest, dubbed Freefest as there is no charge for tickets.

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY had become somewhat of a staple on Ozzfest appearing six of the last seven years, only missing the 2003 trek.

However, Zakk will be playing guitar for headliner OZZY OSBOURNE. Confirmed dates are as follows:

July
12 - White River Amphitheatre - Seattle, WA
14 - The Gorge - George, WA
17 - Sleep Train Amphitheatre - Sacramento, CA
19 - Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, CA
21 - Hyundai Pavilion - Devore, CA
24 - Cricket Pavilion - Phoenix, AZ
26 - Journal Pavilion - Albuquerque, NM
28 - Coors Amphitheatre - Denver, CO
30 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - Kansas City, MO

August
2 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - San Antonio, TX
4 - Smirnoff Music Center - Dallas, TX
6 - UMB Bank Pavilion - St. Louis, MO
8 - Germain Amphitheatre - Columbus, OH
10 - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre - Tinley Park, IL
12 - Alpine Valley Music Theatre - East Troy, WI
14 - Verizon Wireless Music Theatre - Indianapolis, IN
16 - PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ
18 - New England Dodge Music Theatre - Hartford, CT
20 - Tweeter Center - Boston, MA
22 - Tweeter Center - Philadelphia, PA
24 - Post Gazette Pavilion - Pittsburgh, PA
26 - DTE Energy Music Theatre - Detroit, MI
28 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - Charlotte, NC
30 - Sound Advice Amphitheatre - West Palm Beach, FL

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Static-X Recruit Former Danzig Drummer

STATIC-X frontman Wayne Static has issued the following update from the road:

"I want to thank everyone who's been coming out to the shows to support us. Almost every show has been sold out so far and we're having a lot of fun out here as usual. Nick [Oshiro, drums] has stayed on tour with us despite his broken hand so he can participate in band appearances and signings. [Fill-in drummer] Will Hunt [TOMMY LEE, DARK NEW DAY, SKRAPE, STUCK MOJO] has done a great job hitting the drums for the past ten days, but he has prior commitments with DARK NEW DAY and VINCE NEIL, so Orlando was his last show. Next up on the drums is Bevan Davies. He's played with JERRY CANTRELL, DANZIG, and COMES WITH THE FALL, and will stay out with us for the next few weeks until Nick has fully recovered.

"For those who can't make it out to see us this time around, don't worry. We're working on summer tour plans and I hope to make an announcement about that very soon."

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Withering Soul Post New Song Online

Chicago black metallers, Withering Soul, post the following update on their myspace page regarding the addition of a new song:

"This is the first song that we have chosen to release from our upcoming LP, "Beyond the Veil of Mortality". The album is in it's final mixing stages and the overall result is nothing short of intense! "Tides of the Accursed" turned out to be a good collective preview of what can be expected on the new release. There will still be a great amount of diversity in song structures and moodiness in the Withering Soul tradition. As an epic piece, this track definitely takes it up a notch! There will be much more to come....enjoy everyone!"

"-Krystofer"

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Abandoned Post New Song Online

ABANDONED issue the following update on their myspace page:
"Hi Thrashers!
Please feel invited to wreck your necks with a new song on our profile from our upcoming Album "THRASH YOU!" (in stores 04.06.2007): "Feel The Fire"! Listen to it and send us your comments!And don´t miss us at the following Shows..."

"12.Mai.2007 Matrix - Bochum
18.Mai.2007 PennyLane / Dortmund (CD-LISTENING SESSION!)
01.Jun.2007 Ballroom Hamburg (official CD-RELEASEPARTY!)
06.Jun.2007 Steinbruch Darmstadt (CD RELEASEPARTY!)
08.Jun.2007 Live Music Club NOVA / Essen (CD RELEASEPARTY!)
06.Okt.2007 Against the Silence Festival / Dettelbach"

"-See ya in the pit!
The ABANDONETTES"

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Hydrogyn is In Songwriting Mode

West Virginia melodic hard rockers HYDROGYN have just recently returned from a three-week U.K./French tour, where the band found themselves playing to many packed venues.

Guitarist Jeff Westlake stated, "Our first European tour was a phenomenal success for the band and we are currently in preparations to head out before the end of the year on a much more extensive European tour. A big thanks to all of the U.K. and French rock fans who made this trip for us an unforgetable experience."

On the musical front, HYDROGYN will release its first-ever in-concert digital-only release titled "Live Explosion". Recorded without overdubs on September 1, 2006 at the Sternwheel Regatta show in Charleston, West Virginia, which featured QUIET RIOT, WARRANT and HYDROGYN. The band was able to fully capture its performance featuring all of its incendiary rock songs from their "Bombshell" CD before an enthusiastic crowd. "Live Explosion" will be available via digital distribution only in the U.S. starting in July 2007. HYDROGYN will also release a multi-format video CD, which will feature footage from the Sternwheel Regatta show in Charleston, West Virginia; the entire pay-per-view show from the Strip 'Em Blind U.S. tour; the U.K./French Sex N' Sin tour to include acoustic performances; the original videos for "The Sand" and "Breaking Me Down" from the "Best Serverd With Volume" out-of-print CD and behind-the-scenes footage of the band in the studio; at band practice and on tour. The video CD will be available via their official website in the summer 2007. More...

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Megadeth Post 'United Abominations' E-Card Online

An e-card for MEGADETH's new album, "United Abominations", has been made available at this location. According to Roadrunner Records, the e-card features "all the extra-fun Internet shit you know and love, including IM icons, wallpapers, tour dates, and more."

MEGADETH's video for the new version of the song "A Tout Le Monde", now retitled "A Tout Le Monde (Set Me Free)", is available for viewing at Megadeth.com. A video clip of LACUNA COIL's Cristina Scabbia — who makes a guest appearance in the song — talking about the video shoot for "A Tout Le Monde (Set Me Free)", which took place March 8-9 in Los Angeles, has been posted online at this location. More...

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Wykked Wytch Part Ways With SixSixSix Records

Florida's WYKKED WYTCH has issued the following update:

"Here is an update on the current status of the release of our new album 'Memories of a Dying Whore'. The album was completed in December and we are currently seeking a new label to release the album. After parting ways with our label SixSixSix Records, we had a couple of deals that didn't happen and this has caused the delay in the release. We plan on touring heavily in the U.S. and Europe once the album is released so stay tuned!"

"Memories of a Dying Whore" was recorded at Redroom Recorders in Tampa with engineer Mark Prator and was mixed by Gus Rios (MALEVOLENT CREATION, KULT OV AZAZEL) at Mercury Studios Inc. in Pompano Beach, FL. Mastering duties were handled by Jim Morris (DEATH, CANNIBAL CORPSE) at Morrisound Studios in Tampa. The CD will include a cover version of THE EURYTHMICS classic "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)", which can currently be heard on WYKKED WYTCH's MySpace page.

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Dismember Cancel Polish Tour and Book more Dates

Long-running Swedish death metallers DISMEMBER have lined up the following tour dates:

Jun. 07 - Ascoli (IT) La Tan Delle Tigri
Jun. 08 - Verona (IT) Le Club
Jun. 09 - Milan (IT) Transylvania
Jun. 11 - Split (HR) Kocka
Jun. 12 - Zagreb (HR) Club KSET
Jun. 13 - Sarjevo (BO) Dom Mladih
Jun. 15 - Athens (GR) An Club
Jun. 16 - Thessaloniki (GR) Mylos Xylourgeio
Jun. 17 - Alexandroupoli (GR) Domus Club
Jun. 18 - Sofia (BG) Sredec Hall
Jul. 16 - Tolmin (SI) Metalcamp
Jul. 28 - Bockmühle (DE) Bockmühlen Open Air
Aug. 04 - Naples (IT) South Xtreem Noise
Aug. 09 - Jaromer (CZ) Brutal Assault More...

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Devildriver Post New Song Clip Online

A short audio clip of a new DEVILDRIVER song can be heard in the TV commercial for the band's upcoming The Invaluable Darkness Tour, also featuring DIMMU BORGIR, UNEARTH and KATAKLYSM. Watch the commercial at this location.

DEVILDRIVER's third album, "The Last Kind Words", has had its release date pushed back to June 19 in Europe and July 31 in the U.S. The American version will include a bonus track and a poster. The CD was recorded at Sonic Ranch studios outside El Paso, Texas. Jason Suecof, known for his great work with TRIVIUM, CHIMAIRA, GOD FORBID, and BURY YOUR DEAD, produced the album, with engineer Mark Lewis helping out as well. Mixing duties are currently being handled by Andy Sneap, who has previously worked with MEGADETH, MACHINE HEAD, NEVERMORE and ARCH ENEMY, among many others. Songtitles set to appear on the album include "Damning the Heavens", "Cattle Call", "The Last Kind Words" and "Monsters of the Deep". Check out the cover artwork at this location.

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Chalice Record Acoustic Album

German melodic heavy metallers CHALICE have finished recorded an acoustic CD, entitled "Bare". "We packed our acoustic guitars, our little piano and some nice percussion toys together, entered the Hastings studio in Hamburg [in March] and simply started playing, unable to stop for hours and hours," the band explained in a statement. "We were wandering through our own history, and songs that you already might have heard from us, have shown a pretty different character, mostly to our own surprise. . . The album is being mixed in these minutes by the best of the best, Mr. Dennis Ward, who already [worked with us on] most of the original songs."

CHALICE's latest album, "Shotgun Alley", was released in 2005 via Massacre Records. The band has since split with the label.

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Sacramental Blood Rejoined By Singer

Serbian death metal act SACRAMENTAL BLOOD has been rejoined by vocalist Kosta Kovacevic. Kosta parted ways with the band in 2005 after recording the vocals for the group's studio debut, "Inception of Ceremony" (Walk Records, 2006).

SACRAMENTAL BLOOD's first live appearance with Kosta back in the band will take place at the United Underground Fest II on April 28 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Also scheduled to appear are Bulgarian acts EUFOBIA, CUPOLA, AGONIC FAINT, GROND, SHAMBLESS and KOMMA. Show starts at 17:00 h.; tickets cost 10 BGN (5 EUR). Click here to view a poster for the concert.

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Himsa Complete Writing New Album

HIMSA enters the studio today (April 23rd) to begin recording their highly anticipated Century Media Records debut. The group will track the drums, bass and guitars with Steve Carter (who produced the Courting Tragedy and Disaster album); DEVIN TOWNSEND (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) will be tracking vocals and the renowned Tue Madsen (DARK TRANQUILLITY, KATAKLYSM) handling mixing duties. The album is currently set for a late August release.

Derek Harn (bass) states: "The new album draws from the strengths of our last two records, Courting Tragedy and Disaster and Hail Horror, but this is an entirely new chapter for HIMSA and our fans. Sammi Curr (guitars) wrote a lot of the music for Courting, and Kirby Johnson (guitars) wrote most of the tracks on Hail Horror (when Sammi wasn't in the band), so the two of them have joined forces to craft a whole new level of rage. We're looking at about 10 or 11 songs right now, and are extremely proud of them. More...

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Hatesphere Update Tour Schedule

Danish death metallers HATESPHERE have confirmed a number of new tour dates in support of their new album, Serpent Smiles And Killer Eyes, which is due for release in Europe on April 30th, April 27th in Germany. The release date in Japan is May 9th through Howling Bull Records. North American/Japanese release dates will announced soon.

Dates are as follows:
May
1 - MIDI-festival - Beijing, China
2 - The Star Live - Beijing, China
8 - Zhengzhou, China
10 - Xi-an, China
12 - Shenyang, China (afternoon show)
16 - Gimle - Roskilde, Denmark (with STONEGARD)
17 - Pumpehuset - Copenhagen, Denmark (with Stonegard)
18 - Studenterhuset - Aalborg, Denmark (with Stonegard)
19 - VoxHall - Aarhus, Denmark (with Stonegard)
22 - Blå - Oslo, Norway (with Stonegard)
24 - Hulen - Bergen, Norway (with Stonegard)
25 - Samsen - Kristiansand, Norway (with Stonegard)
26 - Folken - Stavanger, Norway (with Stonegard) More...

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Turmoil Confirm New Live Dates

While finishing up the writing for their upcoming full length on Eulogy Recordings, Philadephia-based hardcore-metallers TURMOIL have announced a few shows in the upcoming months. First they will be joining ED GEIN, THE MINOR TIMES, and END OF A YEAR for a performance at the Westcott Community Center in Syracuse, NY in early May. Turmoil will also headline day one of Sincerity Fest at the Ches Arena in Cheswick, PA on June 16th alongside bands such as NIGHTS LIKE THESE, KNOW THE SCORE, WISDOM IN CHAINS, STRENGTH FOR A REASON, and more.

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Cryptopsy Split With Vocalist Lord Worm

Quebec-based extremist CRYPTOPSY have again parted ways with singer Lord Worm (aka Dan Greening).

A message at the band's site reads: "Cryptopsy is currently looking to audition candidates to fill the positions of "Singer/Frontman" and "Keyboardist/Sampler".

"Singers must be able to sing in clean voice, on pitch, and also be able to scream/growl."

"If you are motivated and would like to try out please e-mail the band at crymusic@hotmail.com." More...

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Savage Circus Cancel Tour and Issue Statement

SAVAGE CIRCUS comment on the cancellation of the last days of the European Tour with CIRCLE II CIRCLE:

"Hi Everybody,

"Unfortunatly our bass player (Yenz Leonhardt) is faced with a massive muscle contortion in his shoulder resulting from ongoing overtaxing during rehearsals and touring. Being in pain from the very first minute of the tour his condition worsened day by day and finally reached a point where he had to see a doctor specializing in sports injuries. In Milano Yenz wasn't able to move his head anymore... The Doctor called him off duty immediately and gave him 20 (in words: TWENTY!) painkiller shots in the neck and spine. Even though the doc forbid Yenz to even look at a bass guitar for at least a week, he decided to play that last show in Hamburg at the Ballroom." More...

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Cephalic Carnage Post New E-card Online

You can check out an e-card for CEPHALIC CARNAGE’s upcoming new album, Xenosapien, online here. The album will be released on May 29th through Relapse Records.

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Obituary To Release New Album On Candlelight

Candlelight Records has confirmed September 11th as the U.S. release date for the forthcoming album from death metal legends OBITUARY. Recording of the currently untitled album is already underway with the album’s completion expected for June 1st.

Tampa-based OBITUARY featuring vocalist John Tardy, guitarist Trevor Peres, bassist Frank Watkins and drummer Donald Tardy are one of the genre’s most respected and successful bands. Formed in 1985, the quartet have released six critically-acclaimed albums that have to date sold nearly one million copies in the United States. More...

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Cradle Of Filth Change Venue For Exeter Show

CRADLE OF FILTH fans attending the band's April 24th show in Exeter, UK should be aware that the gig has been moved from Great Hall to The Lemon Grove. The original tickets for the Great Hall show are still valid.

Remaining dates on the tour are as follows:

April
23 - Bristol at Carling Academy
24 - Exeter at The Lemon Grove
26 - Oxford at Brooks
27 - Wolverhampton at Wulfrun Hall
28 - Nottingham at Rock City
29 - Cambridge at Corn Exchange
30 - Portsmouth at Pyramids Centre

Hanzel und Gretyl are on the bill as support. More...

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Lord Introduce New Live Guitarist

LORD, featuring former DUNGEON frontman Lord Tim, have issued the following update:

"We'd like to welcome our good friend Mark Furtner, the brains behind the awesome FROMBEYOND project, as our new live guitarist!"

"Until now, we've had Shane from TRANSCENDING MORTALITY filling in for our live shows in Mav's wake, but given the incredible workload that TM have coming up this year as well as the complexity of both bands' material that had to be played to world-class standards, it was really unfair to ask Shane to commit any more time to Lord." More...

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Circus Diablo Will Play 40 Shows Total This Summer

CIRCUS DIABLO fromtman Billy Morrison has issued the following update:

"Still holding our tongues regarding the whole Diablo deal thing, but shouldn't be too much longer - added a ton more club dates to the summer, and we will give you those when we get all the details. We now have 40 shows coming up in total, and I am exhausted just thinking about it!! And I am now into all the fun stuff that I love - album artwork, getting press stuff rolling, mastering the record next week (and recording a couple of extra tracks as well) - I am really enjoying this process." More...

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Falconer Ink 4 Album Deal With Metal Blade Records

Guitarist Stefan Weinerhall from Swedish power metallers FALCONER has issued the following update:

"Sorry for the lack of news but things have been calm for a while. Not much is up really except from writing new songs and some rehearsals. Mathias (Blad vocals) is as busy as usual, Karsten (Larsson - drums) still figures out how to raise a new born and I have just moved.

We just extended our deal with Metal Blade for another four more albums. YAY!! We didn't see any reason to change label or even look over the fence since we're this content with the present situation and collaboration.

The future plans consists of the festivals of course but also a studio recording sometime this winter. More...

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Indorphine Part Ways with Drummer

Orlando Florida Based INDORPHINE who have recently signed to Rock Ridge Music have parted ways with their drummer. The band will be holding auditions in Orlando. Drummers will need an Audio / Video Presskit. Drummers must be able to tour extensively. Please Email DMDManagement@aol.com or IndorphineInfo@aol.com for more info.

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Watch Soulfly Perform "Prophecy" Live In Chile

A video clip of SOULFLY performing the song "Prophecy" in Santiago, Chile on April 21 has been posted online at YouTube.

SOULFLY is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, "Dark Ages", available now on Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Prophecy" was produced by mainman Max Cavalera and was mixed by Terry Date, who has previously worked with PANTERA and DEFTONES, among others.

SOULFLY entered a Los Angeles studio last month with producer Logan Mader (ex-MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY) to record a cover of the MARILYN MANSON song "Beautiful People" for an upcoming Kerrang! magazine compilation. More...

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Hear Primitive Graven Image Entire New CD online

Open Grave Records has partnered with BlackMetalonline.com to stream the debut album from U.K. black metallers PRIMITIVE GRAVEN IMAGE, "Traversing the Awesome Night", in its entirety. The CD will stream from April 22 to May 7.

"Traversing the Awesome Night" will be released in the U.S. on April 24, with a European release scheduled for May 7 on Open Grave Records.

According to a press release, "PRIMITIVE GRAVEN IMAGE bring the true black metal feeling into 2007. With booming drums, icy guitars, hellish vocals and brooding dark atmospherics, this music is made for black metal fans by black metal fans. More...

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Distorment Post Last-Ever Recording Online

Bulgarian metallers DISTORMENT have posted a brand new song, entitled "21 Salutes", on their web site and MySpace page. The track is the band's last-ever recording before they called it quits. Lyrically it covers current socio-political practices and events in the group's country.

DISTORMENT recently announced their decision to disband following the departure of guitarist Bobi. However, the group will play a string of shows in early May prior to going separate ways: May 4 in Varna, May 5 in Burgas and on May 13 in Sofia.

DISTORMENT's most recent release was the "Burning Bridges" EP, which came out last year.

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Nile Set New Album Release Date In July

Nuclear Blast Records has set a July 20 German release date (July 23 in the rest of Europe) for the new NILE album, entitled "Ithyphallic". The CD was recorded at Sound Lab Studios in Columbia, South Carolina with producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE) and engineer Bob Moore. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Language Of The Shadows", "Even The Gods Must Die", "The Infinity Of Stone", "Ithyphallic" and "Papyrii Containg The Spell To Preserve Its Possessor Against Attacks From He Who Is In The Water".

NILE will embark on a headlining tour of Australia in May. Support at the shows will come from Polish technical death metal sensations DECAPITATED.

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Pitchshifter Announce UK Tour Dates

PITCHSHIFTER has scheduled two U.K. dates in October:

Oct. 12 - London, UK @ Astoria
Oct. 13 - Nottingham, UK @ Rock City

Says vocalist J.S. Clayden: "We all felt pretty bad about the Underground Uprising fest show not happening, but to move forward into a positive future we're putting two killer U.K. shows together. The lineup is being solidified right now. We're excited about getting back out there and kicking it with the U.K. crowd at two of the venues where we feel most at home. Thanks to you all for your patience and we look forward to seeing you down the front!"

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Rudra Sign to Trinity Records

Singaporean metallers RUDRA have inked a six-album deal with Hong Kong's Trinity Records. The group's first release for the label will be a reissue of their fourth album, "Brahmavidya: Primordial I" (the first part of a triology), which originally came out in 2005.

RUDRA is currently writing material for the second and third installments of the trilogy, planned for release in early 2008. The band will enter Blackisle Studios once again in July 2007 with producers Joshua Nair and Sean Loo.

Other RUDRA albums to be re-released by Trinity Records during 2007/2008:

* The re-recorded version of "Kurukshetra", RUDRA's third album, which has been out of print for a long time.
* RUDRA's debut album, "Rudra", which was originally released in 1998 on Candlelight Productions.
* "The Aryan Crusade", the group's second album which won them worldwide acclaim in 2001. More...

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Beatallica Depart For Europe, Announce US Shows

Beatallica are leaving for Europe this week. The band has had interviews in European mags like Bright Eyes, Home of Rock, Kolner Stadtanzeiger, and more. Here are the European tour dates:

28.04.07 D-Berlin, Knaak (http://www.trinityconcerts.de)
29.04.07 D-Nuernberg, Hirsch (http://www.der-hirsch.de)
30.04.07 NL-Arnheim, Kings of Metal Festival
03.05.07 D-Köln, Prime Club (http://www.primeclub.de)
04.05.07 F-Paris, La Maroquinerie (http://www.lamaroquinerie.fr)
05.05.07 D-Stuttgart, t.b.a.
06.05.07 A-Wien, Szene (http://www.szenewien.com)
08.05.07 D-Frankfurt, Nachtleben (http://www.batschkapp.de)
10.05.07 D-Scheinfeld, Pottrock (http://www.pottrock.de)
16.05.07 D-Luebeck, Riders Cafe (http://www.riders-cafe.de)
20.07.07 D-Rieden, Earthshaker Fest (http://www.earthshaker-fest.com)
21.07.07 D-Cloppenburg, 17. Stapelfelder Open Air (http://www.stapelfelder-openair.de)

Tickets are on sale at the clubs. Contact them for more info.

Beatallica has also just announced a few more US shows this summer:

Thursday, July 5 at Jigsaw Saloon in Cleveland, OH (Parma) 5324 State Road
http://www.myspace.com/jigsawsaloon

Friday, July 6 at RPMs in Pittsburgh, PA (Bridgeville) 1020 Washington Pike
http://www.myspace.com/rpmsrockclub

Saturday, July 7 at B.B. King's in New York City, NY 237 W. 42nd St.
http://www.bbkingblues.com

Finally, the band comments on their past show at Vnuk's: "Our live film show at Vnuk's in Milwaukee was a blast. We'll look to post stuff from it on the web sometime soon--give us a few weeks on that. It's in the all important "editing" stage. Everyone out there give a big HELL YEAH to our buds VVeber, Murph Dawg, Carlson, Andre and the gang!"

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