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Metal News for April 26, 2010

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37 news articles posted on this day.

The Moshketeers' "The Downward Spiral" CD Release

Roxx Records in conjunction with Divine Metal Distro are ready to unleash their latest offering of pure metal from one of New Mexico’s thrash metal band The Moshketeers.

Originally formed in the mid 80’s as a straight ahead heavy metal band and going by the name Rapture, the band released several demos, including "Vacation from Hell" and "Die by the Sword." The band toured with Barren Cross and shared the stage with many bands including Deliverance and Sacred Warrior. The band would eventually change their name in 1989 to The Moshketeers which would coincide with the bands full transition in to the growing thrash metal scene.

The Moshketeers independently released two cassette tapes including a four-song demo and a full length release entitled "The Downward Spiral." The band would begin touring and performing shows with many of metal’s finest bands including Testament, Deliverance, The Crucified and Vengeance Rising. The band continued off and on into the 1990s, releasing another cassette demo in 1997 with four new songs that were suppose to be from an upcoming full length album, that was never finished. The band continued to be open shows for many popular bands including P.O.D. and Ultimatum.

Rumors began flying in 1990 that The Moshketeers were signing with a major label but it never happened and the tapes would never see the light of day and the masters would be locked away for many, many years…until now.

The Moshketeers "The Downward Spiral" will now see a full CD release, for the first time ever. Set to be completely restored and remastered and include several previously unreleased bonus tracks, including the rare 1997 demo.

Here's the tracklisting for The Moshketeers' "The Downward Spiral" (Remastered and Expanded): More...

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Single Bullet Theory Posts Studio Update Video

Philadelphia metal band Single Bullet Theory has posted the following video update from the studio:

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Morning Calls It Quits

Dutch female fronted metal band, Morning, has announced that they have decided to call it quits.

The band comments, "2010 brought and will bring us very divergent feelings. We performed at some big sold out shows, shared the stage with Stream of Passion, Trail of Tears, Epica and Lacuna Coil, toured Albania and some very cool shows with ReVamp and Autumn are coming up. Next to that we are celebrating 10 years of having our band and passion Morning. On the other hand, after these 10 years we started thinking and talking about future plans and new challenges.

With heavy hearts, we have to tell you that we decided to quit. This has not been an easy decision to make and we have thought about this for quite some time. We concluded that we have reached the point where we should take new roads, but unfortunately also part our ways... As band members and even more as close friends, the last 10 years have been a blast, and we are very proud to have been part of this great experience called Morning."

"Since we want to give everyone the chance of saying goodbye, we will still play the confirmed shows and even add a final goodbye show, to celebrate 10 years of Morning and to end with a bang!"

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Evocation Issues Studio Update

Swedish metal band Evocation has issued the following studio update:

"Hi there everyone, thought I would give you a short update on the situation in the studio. Everything is progressing just as we planned, yesterday we finished laying down all guitars except for solos which we are planning to do almost last. So far we have done drums, guitars and bass. By the way, for the drums we had some amazing help this time – Roberto Laghi (Producer for In Flames etc.). And the result - well to be honest I haven’t ever heard such an amazing drum sound… Prepare to be blown away… Same goes for the guitars and the bass as well – the sound has progressed and is more evil than ever! Next up to get to work is Thomas (vocals). After having heard his ideas for the vocal patterns together with the songs we all feel very confident that this album will become by far our strongest achievement up to date. It might sound like a cliché but trust me and wait until the album is released… Also we can now finally reveal that the new album title is – Apocalyptic. Release date will probably be sometime in October."

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Iced Earth, Sons of Liberty Announce Select Dates

ICED EARTH has confirmed four North American tour dates for the Fall of 2010. Meant as an "Escape From The Studio," these exclusive dates will also get fans the chance to see Jon Schaffer's new project SONS OF LIBERTY on stage for their first-ever live performances.

Jon Schaffer comments: "It has been too long since we played North America and after the South American shows we felt we should bring a 'Greatest Hits'-set to our loyal fans in the US. I am also very much looking forward to introducing SONS OF LIBERTY to the Minions. See you out there!"

For the dates listed below, ICED EARTH will be offering a very limited number of fans the opportunity to attend the show as the band’s guest VIPs. Fans who purchase a VIP package with www.icedearth.com will receive the following:

- A General Admission Ticket
- VIP meet and greet with Iced Earth
- Autographed tour poster
- Iced Earth Flag
- Limited Edition Iced Earth T-Shirt
- VIP commemorative laminate

The VIP packages are very limited and available on a first-come/ first-serve basis. The VIP package cost is $75 including the concert ticket.

VIP packages via www.icedearth.com are available since April 21. Regular tickets sales via Ticketmaster and all other outlets will not begin until May 7 and will be subject to local service fees.

Here are the Iced Earth/Sons of Liberty U.S. tour dates:

Fri/Sep-10 - Washington DC -- 9:30 Club
Tue/Sep-21 - Chicago IL -- House of Blues
Thu/Sep-23 - New York NY -- Nokia Theater Times Square
Sat/Sep-25 - West Hollywood CA -- House of Blues

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Abigail Williams Completes Recording of New Album

Abigail Williams has completed recording of individual performances for their still untitled second full-length album. Captured at Conquistador Studios in Cleveland, Ohio, eight new songs were laid down with vocalist/guitarist Ken Sorceron and engineer Cole Martinez controlling the audio takes. The songs are currently being mixed by Peter Tagtgren (Dimmu Borgir, Immortal, Celtic Frost) and are expected to be completed later this month.

Commenting briefly on the new material, Sorceron notes, "There are a lot less keyboards on the new songs. They are far more guitar-driven and have a bit more of a traditional sound in some ways but still very Abigail Williams sounding. We let ourselves have much more room with writing this album; kind of a more open, free environment than any we have employed before. The studio experience this time round was very natural to us. We recorded everything with much more ease and I think it has helped in capturing a very honest vibe." More...

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4arm to Launch New Album

Melbourne’s 4arm will be bringing their brand of groove metal to the Noise Bar next month to launch their (quite awesome) new full length "The Empires of Death." Death Audio, Plague Black and Decrepit Sun will be joining them on the night, at Brunswick’s Noise Bar.

The band also recently released a video clip for the track “Carnal” which you can view below.

Check out more of their music on the band's MySpace player.

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Unearthing The Metal Underground In Perth

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 exhuming the Perth death metal scene.

Being isolated from the rest of the country and indeed the world, Perth has long had to make its own entertainment – leading to a rich local music scene. There are good bands active in the city right now playing almost every kind of metal, from folk to black to groove to grindcore. But I’m of the opinion that it’s Perth’s death metal bands that really shine. More...

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Lighting Swords Of Death Unveils Album Artwork

L.A. black metallers Lightning Swords of Death have released the track listing and cover art for the band's upcoming Metal Blade debut "The Extra Dimensional Wound," which is due out May 25th. The cover artwork can be viewed here. "The Extra Dimensional Wound" was recorded in Corona, CA at Trench Studios with Roska from the band producing and John Haddad handling engineering duties, and was mixed and mastered by Sverker "Necro" Widgren at Necromorbus Studios in Stockholm Sweden.

"The Extra Dimensional Wound" track listing is as follows

1. The Extra Dimensional Wound
2. Nihilistic Stench
3. Invoke the Desolate One
4. Zwartgallig
5. Damnation Pentastrike
6. Venter of the Black Beast
7. Vortricating into Scars
8. Paths to Chaos

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Decrepit Birth Reveals New Album Details

Oakland CA’s technical death metallers Decrepit Birth have completed work on their new album "Polarity," which is to be released on July 27th in North America. Drums were recorded at Sharkbite Studios with producer Zack Ohren and all other tracking was handled by Matt Sotelo before being mixed by Ohren at Castle Ultimate Studios. Guitarist Matt Sotelo commented on the new material as well as their being added to this years Summer Slaughter tour:

"Polarity is a musical odyssey into the mind and soul, covering many different emotions. This album really fuses together where we are as musicians, by combining melody and brutality on a new level. We are also very proud to be part of the Summer Slaughter tour for the second time in a row! Get ready to be pummeled by some of the best bands in extreme music!"

The "Polarity" track listing is as follows:

1. (A Departure of the Sun) Ignite the Tesla Coil
2. Metatron
3. Resonance
4. Polarity
5. Solar Impulse
6. Mirroring Dimensions
7. A Brief Odyssey in Time
8. The Quickening of Time
9. Sea of Memories
10. Symbiosis
11. Darkness Embrace
Mail order edition bonus track:
12. See Through Dreams (DEATH Cover)

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Keep Of Kalessin Posts New Song

Norwegian extreme metal horde Keep of Kalessin has upload the new track “The Awakening” to the band's official Myspace page. The song comes from their forthcoming album "Reptilian." Guitarist Obsidian C. commented: "'The Awakening' is a thrash/epic metal hybrid that has some of my favorite riffs on the album. For instance, the blast chorus riff. It is a good song to introduce for the album because it it shows much of the diversity and variation that is found on this album."

Keep of Kalessing will release the new album "Reptilian" on May 14th (Europe) and June 8th (N. America) via Nuclear Blast Records. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Dragon Iconography
2. The Awakening
3. Judgement
4. The Dragontower
5. Leaving The Mortal Flesh
6. Dark As Moonless Night
7. The Divine Land
8. Reptilian Majesty

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Halcyon Way Streaming New Track

Atlanta, Georgia based band Halcyon Way has posted a new track online. The song "Rise to Revise," which is off the band's upcoming album, can be heard through the Halcyon Way MySpace page. Halcyon Way also has the following upcoming tour dates:

5/1 2010 Metal MayDay @ The Masquerade w/CAGE, Brazen Angel, Marietta, Georgia
5/13 2010 The Garage w/FOZZY Glasgow, Scotland
5/14 2010 Rescue Rooms w/FOZZY Nottingham, Midlands
5/15 2010 The Relentless Garage w/FOZZY London, London and South East
5/15 2010 The Relentless Garage w/FOZZY London, London and South East
7/13 2010 The Masquerade w/Death Angel Atlanta

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Commander Working On New Album

Germany's Commander has issued the following update about working on a new album:

"Hi Folks! After a time of silence we want to bring some news into the world. We're still in writing mode and have finished nearly 5 tracks for our upcoming new album, for a expected release in Feb/Mar 2011, what will mark Commander's 10th Anniversary. Also we're looking for a new label home, so stay tuned for more information.

"And here, Ladies and Gentlemen, the New Album Title: 'FATALIS.' Some working titles: - Endtime Propaganda - New Slave Democracy - Locust Infestation, etc. Enjoy the Summer."

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Alice Cooper Updates Tour Schedule

Shock rocker Alice Cooper is currently embarked on his "Gruesome Twosome" tour with Rob Zombie. Alice Cooper has updated his tour schedule with the following upcoming dates:

With Rob Zombie:
4/26 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
4/27 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
4/28 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
4/29 Calgary, AB Calgary Corral
5/01 Vancouver, BC Pacific Coliseum
5/02 Kennewick, WA Toyota Ctr.
5/04 Billings , MT Metrapark
5/5 Casper, WY Casper Events Ctr.
5/7 Springfield, MO Shrine Mosque
5/8 Kansas City, MO Ameristar Casino
5/9 Valley Center, KS Hartman Arena
5/11 Rochester, MN Mayo Civic Center Arena
5/12 Duluth, MN DECC Center
5/14 Council Bluffs, IA Rockfest @ Westfair Amphitheatre
5/15 Kearney, NE First Tier Events Center
5/16 Indianola, IA Lazerfest @ Natl Classic Balloon Fld
5/18 Knoxville, TN Coliseum
5/19 Charlotte, NC Uptown Amphitheatre @ Music Factory
5/21 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre
5/22 Buffalo, NY Artpark More...

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Warmachine Bassist To Tour With Annihilator

Ontario metallers Warmachine have issued the following announcement about their bassist touring with Annihilator:

"Warheads! It is true, Alberto Campuzano is now playing in the legendary melodic thrash metal band Annihilator, as touring bassist. He is still a member of Warmachine but will also see some pretty cool worldwide touring with Annihilator in 2010-2011. We wish him well and hope you do too! In the meantime, we will be looking for a fill in bassist to sit in for Alberto while he is out with Annihilator."

More details on Annihilator's upcoming tour dates will be announced as they are made available.

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Pretty Maids Parts With Bassist

Danish hard rock / metal outfit Pretty Maids has issued the following announcement about parting ways with bassist Kenn Jackson:

"Pretty Maids have parted company with bass player Kenn Jackson. Pretty Maids would like to thank Kenn for his 19 year long contribution and we wish him all the best of luck in the future. A replacement will be announced soon."

The upcoming Pretty Maids tour dates are as follows:

5/8 2010 Rock Premiere Ålborg – Skovdalen (DK)
5/28 2010 Rockstad: Falun Falun (Sweden)
5/29 2010 Jelling Musikfestival Jelling (DK)
8/7 2010 Alcatraz Metal Festival BE
8/27 2010 Amager Bio Copenhagen (DK)
10/30 2010 Rockalies Saint Martin De Fontenay (FR)
10/31 2010 Firefest UK
11/19 2010 Razzmatazz 2 Barcelona (ES)
11/20 2010 La Riviera Madrid (ES)
11/21 2010 Rockstar Live Barakaldo (ES)

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Aeternus Announces New Album Title

Norway's Aeternus has checked in with the following announcement about the title of their upcoming seventh album:

"Aeternus has decided on their title for their new, seventh album and they are happy to present it here to you all. 'And The Seventh His Soul Detesteth' will be the title for the new album. The band is still working on their 6th song and they're making music every week now with very satisfying results. there will be 3 - 4 more songs after this and then the band will hopefully head towards studio time perhaps even before next year!"

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

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Silent Civilian To Tour With Fear Factory

Silent Civilian is set to kick off a touring cycle for the new album "Ghost Stories" on May 16th with Fear Factory, Prong, and Thy Will Be Done. The trek will take the band cross country and fans can expect to hear songs from the new album, which is set for a May 18th release through Mediaskare Records. The new songs "Atonement" and "Victim of Fear" are also currently available for streaming via the Silent Civilian MySpace page.

Jonny Santos (vocals, guitars) comments: “I am very excited to be a part of this tour. Not only has FF been one of my all-time favorite bands, but they have been like family to me over the years, especially Dino. He is like my metal Dad, and had a lot to do with the start of my career back in the early SS days. He gave me my first U.S. and European tours and basically taught me how to survive on the road, as well as proper tour etiquette. This tour couldn’t have come to us at a better time, since our record comes out 5/18 and the tour starts two days before that. It will allow us to sell the record at our merch booth and give the fans an opportunity to meet the band and get a CD signed.

“We have always been a band that tries to stay close to our fans and interact with them as much as possible. I also feel that this tour will open us up to a lot of fans who have never heard of us and push the SC name out there a little more. I have to say I’m just as excited to tour with Prong. I was a huge fan of them as well when I was a kid. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone in Thy Will Be Done and predicting this tour to be an all around success! We are going to play a lot of new material live, and plan on crushing the fans every night. This is gonna be one brutal fucking tour, and I am very honored to be a part of the ‘Fear Campaign.’ I will see all you guys out there on the road.”

Silent Civilian's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Ravens Creed Reveals New Album Tracklisting

British metal outfit Ravens Creed has revealed the final tracklisting for their forth coming new studio album, "In Conspiracy Of... ." The band are currently accepting auditions for the role of their new lead singer following the departure of vocalist Ben Ward. If you are interested then please contact the band at info@ravenscreed.co.uk.

The tracklisting is as follows:

"Bashed In"
"Wiccan Wanderers"
"Black Bullets"
"Hearse Fokker"
"Bloody Luxury"
"Breaking The Lord"
"Five Witches Of Nine"
"Inappropriate Eulogy"
"Kick To Kill"
"Raped By The Graveyard"
"Rat King Rosary"
"Shoot The Wounded"
"The Wires Will Kill You"
"Unleash The Ratbashers"
"War Cauldron"
"Buried In The Bin"

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The Funeral Pyre Announces New Album Details

Los Angeles black metallers The Funeral Pyre have announced the track listing their forthcoming album, "Vultures At Dawn," which is due June 8, 2010 on Prosthetic Records. The album was recorded by Adam Campbell at Awkward Studios, mixed by Ryan Butler (Landmine Marathon, Misery Index, Phobia) at Arcane Digital and was mastered by Dave Shirk (Incantation, Nile, Today Is The Day) of Sonorous Mastering. Artist Justin Barlett contributed the cover and layout. The track listing is as follows:

1. Vultures
2. Destroying Gods
3. Monolith
4. Blistered Hands
5. Personal Exile
6. Seeking Flesh and Bone
7. To Watch the Earth Rot
8. Clarity of Time

The Funeral Pyre has also scheduled an album release show at The Blvd, in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles on June 5th. The all ages show will also feature Early Graves, Exhausted Prayer, Bomb Raid, Execution Protocol and more.

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Kittie Posts New Album Video Interviews

Kittie has posted a series of video interviews online in which the band discusses their latest album "In The Black." The first clip can be viewed below and the rest can be found after the jump.

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Mastic Scum Splits With Bassist

Mastic Scum has issued the following announcement about recruiting Alex Schmid as the band's new bass player:

"We are happy to welcome Alex Schmid aka 'Riffmaster X' as new bass-player in Mastic Scum! Alex is also active as guitar-player in 'Days Of Loss' (Deathmetal) from Vienna. Due time issues Boris Balogh had to leave the band. We wanna thank him for the great time we spent together in the last years and wish him all the best for the future! Mastic Scum will present the new line-up with new setlist at 'Battle Of Metal' in Saalfelden on 30.04.2010."

You can also check out sample Mastic Scum tracks through the band's MySpace page.

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Vreid Announces New Tour Dates

Norway's Vreid has checked in with the following update about three upcoming tour dates:

"Hallois. This is going to be one h... of a weekend. We are currently doing the final preparation for the 3 shows with our special guest Vegard Bakken.

"The shows are:
29.04: W2, Den Bosch, Netherland
30.04: Ragnarok Festival, Germany
01.05: Fiesta Pagana, Switzerland

"We are looking forward to these shows tremendously, and hope to see as many as possible of you this weekend."

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Ventflow Parts Ways With Vocalist

British heavy metal outfit Ventflow has announced that they have parted ways with longtime frontman Lee Brennan. A message from the band reads as follows:

"It is with deepest regret that we have to inform you all that Lee will no longer be our frontman. Sadly this is due to personal reasons rather than simply musical differences, so we don't believe it right to go into them.

"Lee has been with us since 04, replacing our original frontman. He didn't slot in to easily to begin with, but over time he was well and truly one of the boys. As most of you who have seen us live will know, he was a great frontman, and his vocals and thought provoking lyrics were second to none. He was a monster on the stage, and the nicest dude in the world off. We wish him all the best in any future ventures, and in the path he chose to take.

"Best of Luck friend,

"Ventflow"

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The Insurgence Readies New Album For Release

Seattle, Washington hardcore thrash punks The Insurgence will be releasing thier full length debut May 4th on Digital Warfare Records. The 14 song record was produced by Jack Endino (Nirvana, ZEKE, The Accused, Valient Thorr, Skeletonwitch, Dwarves). Digital Warfare Records has teamed up with BLANKTV.COM to feature The Insurgence music video "K Street Killers" and sponser a GIVE-AWAY starting APRIL 27th, where they will give away free copies of The Insurgence new CD, posters, and Shirts. All fans who sign up for the GIVE-AWAY on BLANKTV.COM will receive a free MP3 song from The Insurgence's new album. Look for the band on tour in May playing dates with MDC and The Restarts and in June with The Casualties and Evacuate and Knocked Out Cold.

In the meantime, you can check out some of their music on the band's MySpace page.

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Severed Posts New Music Online and Reveals Artwork

New York metal band Severed has posted two new songs, "The Ultimate Power" and "My Warning," on their MySpace page. The songs come off of their upcoming self-titled album. The band has also revealed the new album's cover art at this location.

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Arch Enemy Comments On Tour Dates

Arch Enemy has posted footage online of their performance at the Karmøygeddon Metal Festival, which can be viewed below. Guitarist Michael Amott also commented on the band's upcoming tour schedule:

“We just got back from playing two shows in our neighboring country Norway. It was really cool to meet the fans in the more ‘remote’ parts of Scandinavia! Special thanks to the good people of Karmøygeddon Metal Festival in Haugesund! We are very pleased that we are playing our first ever show in Poland soon! The show will take place on May 16 at Klub Stodola / Batorego 1, Warszaw. As it is our first time to meet our patient fans in Poland, we’re happy that we have the opportunity to meet some of them at the Warsaw's Empik Megastore - on the day of the show at 5PM (17:00 CET)!

"As you will know by now, The U.K. Metal Hammer Metldown shows have been moved to late November and we’re looking forward to that too of course. But right now we’re getting ready to start our 'Summer Of Evil'! Another lap around the European festival circuit which is always so much fun! See you in a muddy field somewhere!"

The upcoming Arch Enemy tour dates are as follows: More...

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Demonical Updates Tour Schedule

Bassist Martin Schulman of Swedish death metal act Demonical has checked in with the following update about adding a last minute show in Stockholm on April 29th:

"Morbid Death...Last minute Stockholm show announced. We will replace Trident at the Stockholm Metal Walborg show to be held this coming Thursday (29th). The mass will take place at Mosebacke together with Interment, Spazmosity, Scourge, Circle of Chaos and Human Desolation."

4/29 2010 SWEDEN - STOCKHOLM MOSEBACKE/STOCKHOLM METAL WALBORG
5/6 2010 FINLAND - TURKU KLUBI
5/7 2010 FINLAND - HELSINKI DANTE’S HIGHLIGHT
5/8 2010 FINLAND - OULU NUCLEAR NIGHTCLUB
6/5 2010 GERMANY - PROTZEN PROTZEN OPEN AIR
7/1 2010 SWEDEN - BORLÄNGE PEACE AND LOVE FESTIVAL
7/8 2010 SLOVENIA - TOLMIN METALCAMP
7/9 2010 GERMANY - TORGAU IN FLAMMEN OPEN AIR
8/12 2010 GERMANY - BAD BERKA PARTY SAN OPEN AIR

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Exilia Comments On Upcoming Album

Italy's Exilia are set to release a new album titled "Naked" on May 21st, 2010, which will feature several unplugged tracks. Exilia vocalist Masha issued the following statement about the album:

"’Naked’ comes together with an impressive cover that let us understand right away the feeling of this new work. I decided to call this CD ‘Naked’ because this time our fans will listen to something that will bring them to the real essence of my voice and our music and I want to show that I’m free from any prejudice or cliche. I do what I like to do no matter what, but I was happily surprised to discover that I could be even more aggressive with my voice when I sing with an acoustic guitar. I just wanna let my people feel my passion for what I do, that’s all. I decided to get musically Naked, that means still with my clothes on but no special effects, no lies, just fire and passion straight in your face!

"Many of our fans were asking to get recordings of our unplugged shows and we liked the idea to prepare a special gift for all of them that supported us along the way, reinventing the concept of unplugged and making this absolutely aggressive, heavy and full of energy, otherwise I wouldn’t have done it!"

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Project Zooom Posts New Song "Loaded"

Project Zooom has posted a new song online titled "Loaded." The new track, in addition to the previously uploaded "Inflicted" and "Head Rush," can be heard via the band's MySpace page. Project Zooom also commented on the track:

"'Loaded' is my newest addition here. I have had requests as well as input from friends and fans to create a tune that was more atmospheric, yet have an emotional element to it. I usually record the basic tracks and then finish with the lead. In this case, I did it in reverse to see how I can mold a song around the lead. The tune is a bit slower and less dynamic to show another side of me. Drop me a line and tell me what you think."

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Slayer To Perform "SITA" Album On American Carnage

American thrash metal legends Slayer has announced that they will be celebrating the twentieth anniversary of their fifth studio album, "Seasons In The Abyss" by performing the album from start to finish on the upcoming Canadian and American Carnage tour with Megadeth, who will also be treating fans by performing their classic album, "Rust In Peace" in full.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Diamond Head Guitarist To Guest On Planet Rock

Diamond Head guitarist and co-founder Brian Tatler will be appearing on Planet Rock, a classic rock radio station in the United Kingdom, tomorrow at 6PM (English time) to discuss his new autobiography, "Am I Evil?." You can tune into Planet Rock by heading here.

Diamond Head will be appearing at the Hard Rock Hell festival this December along with many other New Wave Of British Heavy Metal veterans such as Tank, Paul Di'anno, Pagan Altar and many more.

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Lawnmower Deth Singer Comments On Download 2010

British thrash metal jokesters Lawnmower Deth will be performing at the United Kingdom's Download Festival for the second time this year, where they will be playing on the Pepsi Max Stage on friday. A message from lead vocalist Qualcast Mutilator (or Pete Lee if you prefer) regarding the festival reads as follows:

"Alright blogees,

"Well, it starts in earnest now so a good excuse to say hi and pop some stuff on here. Sorry it's been a while but Facebook and I have been having a crafty affair behind your backs. As you'll all know now, June 11th we're back at Download for the second year on the bounce. Does this mean I played Donington more than Rainbow, gerrin!

"The boys have already been rehearsing, I'm down for my first one tomorrow as distance makes things more of a challenge these days. Looking forward to making a racket though, its been nine months since I last grunted. Testing testing, one two, woooooooaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrhhhhhhhhhhh urgh. More...

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AC/DC Tops The British Album Charts

Hard rock legends AC/DC has been able to clinch the number one spot in the British albums chart this week, after the release of their soundtrack to the new movie, "Iron Man 2." The album is essentially a "best-of" compilation and beat Paul Weller, former frontman of The Jam, to the top spot. The album also looks as though it will be a success in Europe, as well as the United States, where it is predicted to sell at least 80,000 copies.

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Forbidden Guitarist Posts New Album Update

Steve Smyth, guitarist with Bay Area thrash metal veterans Forbidden, has posted a new blog online with more information about the recording of the bands new studio album. It reads as follows:

"Day Two: We wrapped up my double [track] on ‘Overthrow’ within a few hours, and soon it was time for me to pick the next song to track. I had the next one in mind already... for a few reasons. As some of you may know already, ‘Adapt Or Die’ is one of two songs we demoed last year and released for everyone to hear while we were shopping for a new deal for the band. This was also the song we chose to debut live in August 2009 in a short string of concerts through the Pacific Northwest, from San Francisco to Vancouver BC. Those lucky fans got to hear where we were taking the song in a live format vs. the song demo. I really feel that as a result of getting out and playing this song live, the album version is strong as all hell, has grown a lot more, has a lot of power to it, and is absolutely unrelenting! More...

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Tank Posts New Song Online

New Wave Of British Heavy Metal veterans Tank has posted a new song online entitled, "Judgement Day." You can listen to the song by heading to the bands official website. The song is set to appear on the bands forthcoming new studio album, "War Machine," which will be the bands first album with new vocalist Doogie White (formerly of Rainbow.)

Guitarist Cliff Evans stated: "We're in the process of choosing which label to go with at the moment. We have several offers open to us and we're ready to fire as soon as we sign a deal. We'll be playing tracks from 'War Machine' when we hit the road later this year."

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