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Metal News for April 27, 2010

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31 news articles posted on this day.

Slash Announces Australian Tour

SLASH (Guns N’ Roses, Slash’s Snakepit) is set to rock Australia this August with a selection of shows throughout the country. The tour will celebrate Slash’s latest self titled album and his illustrious rock and metal career thus far.

Tickets go on sale Friday 7th, May through respected outlets.

Here are the latest SLASH 2010 Australian tour dates:

WEDNESDAY 11 AUGUST MELBOURNE, PALACE THEATRE – 18+www.ticketek.com.au 132 849
THURSDAY 12 AUGUST BRISBANE, THE TIVOLI – 18+www.ticketek.com.au 132 849 and Rockinghorse Records.
MONDAY 16 AUGUST SYDNEY, ENMORE THEATRE – Lic A/A www.ticketek.com.au 132 849

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Hellhound Recruits New Vocalist

Bay area thrash act HellHound parted ways with vocalist Mike Walish in February and began searching for a replacement. The band has now checked in with the following brief update about recruiting a new vocalist:

"We are pleased to announce our new vocalist - Joe Liszt! He's also a veteran of the Bay Area metal scene, and we're looking forward to tearing up some stages with him soon. HellHound is back, again!"

Sample Hellhound songs are available for streaming at the band's MySpace page.

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Bret Michaels Suffers Setback To Recovery

Poison vocalist Bret Michaels was recently hospitalized after suffering a brain hemorrhage. Bret Michaels' MySpace page has now been update with the following comment about his condition:

"Test results indicate a setback in Bret Michaels condition a side effect from the brain hemorrhage called hyponatremia a lack of sodium in the body which leads to seizures. Bret Michaels was the topic of Larry King Live as Donald Trump Jr. and other celebrities weigh in on Michaels condition. Due to the severity of his condition, Bret Michaels continues to remain hospitalized in an intensive care unit at an undisclosed hospital. He remains in critical but stable condition according to his doctors. Last night on Larry King Live Bret Michaels condition was the topic on the show as Donald Trump Jr., Daryl Strawberry, Sanjay Gupta and Carlos Diaz discuss concerns, lasting affects as well Michaels as a person.

"Donald Trump Jr. stated that 'Bret is very likeable guy, down to earth and a solid person.' He stated out of all the people from 'Celebrity Apprentice,' I may have had the best kind of off-camera relationship with him over the three years. Trump Jr. also says he is a great father and rocker and concerned for the singers health. Strawberry who starred on Celebrity Apprentice with Michaels says he is a good friend on and off camera. He is a hard worker and is a creative force on the show. Without a doubt he lives a crazy lifestyle and he wishes him a speedy recovery.

"Carlos Diaz who is a Radio Host and Entertainment Correspondent says Michaels is 'a star that transcends several generations.' He has reinvented his career, both on 'Rock of Love' and Celebrity Apprentice as well as his music. Dr. Sanjay Gupta is CNN's chief medical correspondent says a subarachnoid hemorrhage is an aneurysm in one of the blood vessels. He stated about 10 percent of people don't survive. He obviously survived that. About another quarter of people don't make it through the first couple of days in the hospital and 30 percent make a full recovery. More...

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Therion Issues New Album Update

Swedish symphonic metallers Therion have announced that their upcoming album will be titled "Sitra Ahra." The official Therion website has been updated with the following announcement about the album being mastered:

"Hi guys! Great news! Thomas just sent me an email letting me know that the recording is finished and will be mastered in New York tomorrow. The album was mixed by Lennart Östlund who commented: 'What you have made here is truly unique.' Not bad coming from someone who has been working with ABBA, Led Zeppelin and more."

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Anger As Art Announces DVD Release Date

Steve Gains of Anger As Art has checked in with the following update about the band releasing a live DVD:

"So, we are just about complete with the Concert DVD. It goes by the title of 'Live Dissent,' and it features concert footage from a recent show in Southern California, Some footage of us on tour in Europe and in the USA, and a segment of the recording process for the Disfigure album. Best part? We have a street date of Saturday, May 8 2010, and the first people who can buy a copy will be attendees of the 5th annual Thrasho De Mayo show in Los Angeles. Look for the Anger As Art table when you are there - we are all going to be there - actually, Rob HAS to be there no matter what!"

The upcoming Anger As Art tour dates are as follows:

6/12 2010 The Blvd. (Whitter & Mott in East LA) Los Angeles, California
10/1 2010 Metro Waarschoot, East Flanders
10/2 2010 Marios Metal Mania 4 Tilburg, Noord-Brabant

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Imagika Recruits New Drummer

California's Imagika has issued the following update about parting ways with drummer Henry Moreno:

"Drummer Henry Moreno has left Imagika and has effectively been replaced by SF Bay Area Metal veteran Wayne De Vecchi. A current member of Hellhound, Wayne’s past bands include Purgatory SF and Doom Society who toured both the US and Europe. Bringing in his influences of everything from Slayer to Dream Theater to Pantera, Wayne is looking forward to taking another step in his music career by joining IMAGIKA. He will make his live debut on June 25th at the Warriors Of Metal Fest 3 in Chillicothe, Ohio."

Imagika is currently booking their “A Portrait In Metal” U.S. tour that is set to begin July 23 and run through August 8th. The tour will be in support of the North American release of the band's “Portrait Of A Hanged Man” CD. Details on the specific cities and venues will be announced as they are made available.

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Misery Index Streaming New Track

Misery Index has recently posted the title track from the band's brand new album "Heirs To Thievery" online. The song can be heard via the band’s MySpace page along with the previously uploaded track “The Carrion Call." The album was recorded at Wright Way Studios just outside Baltimore, MD and is set for a May 11th North American release date.

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Mistur Recruits New Vocalist

Norwegian metallers Mistur have checked in with the following brief update about recruiting Morten Lockert as the band's new vocalist:

"New member: As you probably already know, we have hired a new member on vocal, Morten Lockert. Our show at Karmøygeddon in Haugesund was his third appearance together with us. Wish him welcome!"

You can also check out sample Mistur tracks via the band's official MySpace page.

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Strange Flesh Posts New Song Teaser

Strange Flesh is currently working on material for an upcoming EP titled "The Beautiful Dead." The band has now posted a teaser video online for a new unplugged song, which can be viewed below.

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TesseracT Posts New Music Video Online

TesseracT has unveiled their music video for the song "Deception, Concealing Fate Part Two." Watch the music video below:

They are just about to head out on a short European tour, assuming the icelandic volcano doesn't effect the dates, which are as follows:

30/04 Leipzig, Germany
01/05 Wroclaw, Poland (Asymmetry Festival)
03/05 St. Petersburg, Russia
04/05 Moscow, Russia
06/05 Nihzny Novgorod, Russia
08/05 Hasle-Ruegsau, Switzerland - Break the Silence Festival w/ The Ocean and After the Burial
09/05 Koln, Germany

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Mantric Streaming Entire New Album

Norwegian metal act Mantric, which features former members of Christian death metal band Extol, released their debut album "The Descent" today in the U.S. and yesterday in Europe. The entire "The Descent" album is currently available for streaming through MetalSucks.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Asylum 2013
2. Tower of Silence
3. Symptoms
4. The Invasion
5. Spear of Heaven
6. Cognitive Cocaine
7. Alihorn
8. Choice
9. Exorcism - In a Treacherous Kiss
10. Water Through Fire
11. Dark Passenger
12. Uro

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The Binary Code Posts "Priest" EP Trailer

New Jersey death metallers The Binary Code have announced they will be releasing the 3-song "Priest" EP in May. The release will be available exclusively at the band's May shows, a string of dates they're doing with PA-based ska metallers The Gloominous Doom. The band has posted a trailer online featuring clips from the EP, which can be viewed below.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Priest
2. Encircled
3. Ocean of Light

The Binary Code's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

5/1- Hamburg, PA @ Behler-Hein Legion Hall w/ Rumpelstiltskin Grinder, Total Fucking Destruction, The Gloominous Doom
5/5 - Branford, CT @ Bix's Cafe w/ The Gloominous Doom
5/7 - Woodmere, NY @ The Backstage w/ The Gloominous Doom
5/9 - Trenton, NJ @ Championship Lounge w/ The Gloominous Doom
5/10 - New York, NY @ Lit Lounge w/ The Gloominous Doom

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Lineup Announced For Up From The Ashes Festival

Heaven's Metal Magazine will be sponsoring the two day "Up From The Ashes" Christian metal festival in celebration of their 25th anniversary. The festival is set to take place on August 28th and 29th at the Vault in Temecula California. More information on the festival can be found here. Heaven's Metal Magazine also checked in with the following statement about the fest and their 25th anniversary:

"The year was 1985, the Metal scene was alive and thriving, many magazines and fanzines were popping up to cover the latest and greatest in the metal scene. Magazines like Metal Edge and Spin would rise to the top of the rock and metal scenes in covering the hard rock and metal scene and excel at it for many years. But only one magazine would rise to the occasion of exclusively covering the Christian hard rock and metal scene. One magazine that 25 years later is still alive and thriving today, ‘in a print format’, which is a huge accomplishment, amidst the many ongoing changes in the ways we promote music to the world today!

"Join us for one special weekend as we celebrate 25 years of Heaven’s Metal Magazine! Two days of heavenly metal from artists that have in the past, and still do today, grace the pages of Heaven’s Metal magazine! But wait, not only will we be celebrating 25 years of Heaven’s Metal magazine, we will also be celebrating several seminal anniversaries from some of the key artists that helped shape the magazine, many of which still continue to grace the pages of the magazine today!

"Featuring performances from Deliverance celebrating the bands 25th Anniversary, Bloodgood celebrating the 25th Anniversary of their ‘Metal Missionaries’ EP, Once Dead celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Vengeance Rising’s ‘Once Dead’ album and a special reunion marking the 25th Anniversary of Stevie and the Saints! More...

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Gwar Posts Anti-Dog Fighting Video

Gwar and The Red Chord have teamed up with Peta2 to post a video clip online about dog fighting. The video clip can be viewed below.

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Enemy Reign Announces Upcoming Tour

Denver death metal battalion Enemy Reign will make their live European debut at the 2010 edition of the Neurotic Deathfest. The festival also features bands such as Bolt Thrower, Carcass, Pestilence, Dying Fetus, and Napalm Death. The band will play The Middle Stage at 6:25pm. Visit this location for further info on the festival. In addition, Enemy Reign vocalist Sherwood Webber (DJ Thunderwheel) will be teaming up with Malignancy vocalist Danny Nelson (Bruticus) for a special DJ set to close out Saturday night.

The band will follow Neurotic Deathfest with the following upcoming tour dates:

4/30/2010 Neurotic Deathfest - Tilburg (NL)
5/02/2010 Frontline - Gent (BE)
5/03/2010 The Perfect 5th - Taunton (UK)
5/04/2010 The Exeter Cavern Club - Exeter (UK)
5/05/2010 South Of The Border - London (UK)
5/07/2010 Sas, Delemont (CH)
5/08/2010 Emmen Metal Festival - Emmen (NL)
5/12/2010 Abaton - Prague (CZ)
5/13/2010 Archiv - Potsdam (DE)
5/14/2010 AJZ Bahndamm - Wermelskirchen (DE)

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Enthrope Streaming Two New Tracks

Finnish dark metal act Enthrope has posted two new songs online from their forthcoming album "Tomorrow's Dead Days," which is set to be released on June 2nd, 2010 via Supernova Records. The new tracks "Illumination Paradox " and "Enemy Within" are available for streaming via the official Enthrope MySpace page. Enthrope will also be releasing a single ahead of the album, titled "Moon Chains Descent," on May 10th, 2010.

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Sonata Arctica Comment On Tattoos In Hollywood

On Friday, April 23rd, Sonata Arctica keyboard player Henrik “Henkka” Klingenberg and bassist Marko Paasikoski ventured out to Kat Von D’s High Voltage Tattoo in Hollywood for some ink work. The “Skull in a Top Hat” design on Klingenberg’s left forearm took roughly 90 minutes to complete. Paasikoski’s Chinese-styled dragon on the upper left arm took about four hours.

Klingenberg states: "Ever since we found out about the possibility to get some ink done at High Voltage Tattoo, I nearly freaked out. Now having been there and done that, I can easily say that it was the best tattoo experience I've ever had. The atmosphere and overall feel of the place was great. Adam Forman - who did our tattoos - was fuckin' amazing... great vision and talent. Cheers and a big thanks... and I'll sure be back the next time we're in L.A."

Read more about the experience on Henkka’s exclusive tour blog for at this location. The remaining dates on Sonata Arctica's current headlining tour with Mutiny Within and Powerglove are as follows:

04/27/10 Emo’s – Austin, TX
04/28/10 Meridian – Houston, TX
04/29/10 The Marquee – Tulsa, OK
04/30/10 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
05/01/10 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
05/02/10 Jaxx Nightclub – W. Springfield, VA

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Thyrfing Guitarist Joins Twilight Of The Gods

Thyrfing has issued the following announcement about guitarist Patrik Lindgren joining a Bathory tribute project:

"Patrik will be a part of the 'Twilight of The Gods' live project, which is a tribute to the epic albums of Bathory and will perform at the Metalfest Festivals in Europe in May. The other members involved are Alan Nemtheanga (Primordial), Blasphemer (Aura Noir/Ava Inferi), Frode Glesnes (Einherjer) and Nick Barker (Lock Up)."

An interview with the group and footage of a rehearsal can be viewed below.

The festival dates are as follows:

13.5 Mining am Inn (AT), Schloß Mamling
14.5 Pratteln (CH), Z7
15.5 Dessau (DE), Flugplatz
21.5 Pilsen (CS), Lochotin Cirque
23.5 Budapest (HU), Csillebérci Szabadidoközpont

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Stigma Streaming New Song "The Undertaker"

Italian horror inspired extreme metal act Stigma has premiered a new track, entitled “The Undertaker,” via Metal Injection. Additionally, Stigma has announced its new permanent guitar player, Giacomo “Jack” Poli. Vocalist Vlad comments on the new addition to the band:

"After a very long search and auditioning guitarists from all over our country, we're happy to introduce to you our new guitarist Jack! He's definitely what we were looking for: he is a shredder, he comes from one of the best Italian bands we shared the stage with, he loves jokes and is a great addition to our team of fools! Make sure you'll give him a warm welcome in one of our upcoming shows and tours.”

Stigma's "Concerto for the Undead" was produced at Fear Studio by ex-Bleeding Through and current Bring Me The Horizon guitarist Jona Weinhofen and was mixed & mastered by Scott Atkins. This sophomore effort is due out April 30th in Europe, May 3rd in the UK, May 4th in North America, and May 7th in Australia/New Zealand. The album features lyrics centered on the cult-classic comic book series Tales From the Crypt and includes guest vocal appearances by Jamie Hope (ex-The Red Shore) and Jon Hunt (ex-Dead To Fall).

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Yakuza Reveals New Album Details

Yakuza has officially completed work on their new full-length album “Of Seismic Consequence," which was recorded by Sanford Parker between two studios (Electrical Audio and Semaphore). A teaser trailer for the new album can be viewed below. The track listing for the new album is as follows:

1. The Ant People
2. Thinning The Herd
3. Stones And Bones
4. Be That As It May
5. Farewell To The Flesh
6. Testing The Waters
7. Good Riddance (The Knuckle Walkers)
8. The Great War
9. Deluge

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1349 Arrives In The U.S.

Despite volcanoes and visa issues, Norway's 1349 have arrived in North America. The band was forced to cancel the first several dates on their tour, supporting Cannibal Corpse, including a stop at this past weekend's New England Metal And Hardcore Fest. The band finally appeared at the show in Farmingdale, NY, and will continue on the tour through the Hollywood, CA date, at the House of Blues on May 6th. Their new album, "Demonoir," comes out today (April 27) in North America. To mark the release, notorious metal hangout, Duff's Bar in Brooklyn NY will be hosting a meet and greet and listening party with the band, which starts at 9pm and the bar is located at 168 Marcy Avenue, between S. 5th & Broadway, in Williamsburg

The upcoming 1349 tour dates with Cannibal Corpse, Skeletonwitch, and Lecherous Nocturne are as follows:

4/27 Club Soda- Montreal, QC
4/28 Opera House- Toronto, OB
4/29 House of Blues- Chicago, IL
4/30 Eagles Club- Milwaukee, WI
5/1 Station 4- St. Paul, MN
5/2 Granada Theater- Lawrence, KS
5/3 Gothic Theatre- Denver, CO
5/5 Slim's- San Francisco, CA
5/6 House Of Blues- Los Angeles, CA

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Enforcer Posts Partial Track-By-Track Breakdown

Swedish heavy metal act Enforcer is preparing for the release of the new album "Diamonds" on May 24th in Europe through Earache Records and the rest of the world on May 25th through Heavy Artillery Records. Enforcer front man Olof Wikstrand gave the following track-by-track description of the first five songs on the album:

"Midnight Vice: First song of the album, which you already know is available to hear on our MySpace page, summarizes our sound in a very specific way. It's a fast song with a catchy chorus and a very hooky main riff. It's a shuffle song played in a high tempo which makes the song pretty swingy, and actually faster than it actually is. The song is 100% Enforcer and that's why we decided to put it first. The lyrics are about an urge to kill, a possession to murder after midnight.

"Roll the Dice: That is another song that really defines our sound. It is also the first song that we finished with lyrics and everything to this album. It's been a demo version around for quite a while now, and we actually had a hard time making it as good as (or hopefully better than) the demo. This song is actually my favorite of all our songs and my guess is that this track will be the most prominent of the whole album. It's got a great structure and arrangement and the chorus is great. Along with the breakdown and solo part it makes the song a real hit!

"Katana: This song is Adam's work right through. We picked up a few riffs that Adam had used in a band he played in years ago which was called Katana Samurai. It had a few great riffs that we've been speaking about for years to do something with and it turned into this song. We actually had a couple of fights about having such a long and epic song in our repertoire, but it turned out to be a great song that also gave the album a little broader touch. The lyrics on this one are written by our dear friend Tomas 'Witchfinder' Ericsson of Helvetets Port. More...

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Coprolith Signs To Violent Journey Records

Finland's Coprolith has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with Violent Journey records:

"We are honoured to announce that Coprolith has signed a record deal with Finnish underground label Violent Journey Records. Coprolith's first full-length album will be released worldwide during the summer 2010. The album is titled 'Cold Grief Relief' and will contain 10 blasting and bone crushing hymns of Death, Hate and Grief. Tracklist and an exact release date of the album will follow soon. Expect nothing less than brutality and bloodshed... Blackened death metal!"

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

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Crystal Viper Posts Festival Signing Footage

Poland's Crystal Viper has posted footage online from the band's autograph signing session at the 2010 edition of the Keep It True festival. The video clip can be viewed below.

Crystal Viper also has the following upcoming tour dates:

5/8 2010 MCK Myslowice Myslowice, Poland
7/24 2010 Woodstock Open Air Borkovany, Czech Republic
10/2 2010 Blue Box Hall Sofia, Bulgaria
11/27 2010 Metal Forces Festival Lorrach, Germany

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Artillery To Record New Album

Danish thrashers Artillery are set to enter the studio on the November 29th to record a follow up to their very 2009l album “When Death Comes." New material will be recorded again at Medley Studios in Denmark with Søren Andersen as the producer.

Guitarist Michael Stützer comments: "Artillery is very excited to start working on the follow up to ‘When Death Comes’, which received such a great response from both fans and medias. It´s great to go back to the studio only 1 1/2 year after our last effort, to show the fans that Artillery is working very hard to make new recordings and to tour again. And this time it won’t take us 10 years to make a new album! We feel that the new songs will continue the style and production of our last efforts and we are looking forward to play new songs live for the best and most dedicated fans of metal.”

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More Bands Confirmed For "70,000 Tons Of Metal"

Testament is the latest act to be confirmed for the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise. The currently confirmed acts are as follows, with more to be announced soon:

Amon Amarth
Death Angel
Epica
Finntroll
Moonspell
Obituary
Raven
Saxon
Sodom
Sonata Arctica
Stratovarius
Swashbuckle
Testament
Trouble
Uli Jon Roth
Witchburner

The 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise will sail Monday, January 24, 2011 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami FL to Cozumel, Mexico and will return after four days on Friday, January 28, 2011. More information on the cruise can be found at this location.

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Five Star Prison Cell Announces Australian Tour

With Melbourne band Five Star Prison Cell’s highly anticipated third album "M A T R I A R C H" due for Release on May 18th through RIOT and Warner Music Australia, the band has announced an extensive tour of Australia, encompassing all states and territories throughout the months of April, May and June, 2010.

Here are the latest FIVE STAR PRISON CELL Australian tour dates:

30th April @ Karova Lounge, Ballarat
1st May @ The Spanish Club, Brunswick - (AA)
5th May @ Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle
6th May @ Hotel Gearin, Katoomba
7th May @ Orange Hotel, Orange
8th May @ Bang, Melbourne
9th May @ Fist 2 Face, Ringwood - (AA)
15th May @ Happy Yes, Darwin - (AA, afternoon show)
15th May @ Happy Yes, Darwin (18+, evening show)
22nd May @ The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart (AA, afternoon show)
22nd May @ The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart (18+)
28th May @ Amplifier Bar, Perth
29th May @ HQ, Leederville – (AA)
4th June @ The Basement, Canberra
5th June @ Prague, Northcote
10th June @ Hot Damn, Sydney
11th June @ Home Tavern, Wagga Wagga
12th June @ Fowler’s Live, Adelaide (AA)
17th June @ Oxford Tavern, Woolongong
18th June @ The Empire Hotel, Sydney
20th June @ Lucky Australian Tavern, St Marys (AA)
25th June @ Shark Barr, Gold Coast
26th June @ Step Inn, Brisbane

More tour dates are to be announced soon.

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Sepultura Postpones Polish Shows Until Summer

The two shows Sepultura was supposed to play in Poland have been postponed to the summer due to the recent presidential tragedy in that country. Stay tuned for those shows to be rescheduled. "Sepultura wish their best regards to the Polish people and are looking forward to go back to Warsaw and Krakov," the band commented.

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Rammstein Posts New Music Video Online

German industrial metal outfit Rammstein has posted their new music video online for the song, "Haifisch." You can check it out below. The song, which means "shark" in German, is the third single from the band's latest studio album, "Liebe Ist Für Alle Da," which was released last year. More...

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Sick Of It All Posts New Video Online

New York hardcore legends Sick Of It All has posted a new music video online for the song, "Death Or Jail." You can check it out below. The song comes from the bands brand new studio album, "Based On A True Story" which is available everywhere now through Century Media Records. More...

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Sanctification Announces New Drummer

Swedish metal band Sanctification has issued the following update regarding the addition of their new drummer:

"We are happy to announce that Arttu Malki (Souldrainer, ex Aeon) is the new drummer of SANCTIFICATION! He is a solid drummer with tons of experience and he fit our style perfectly. Rehearsals are going great and we are thrilled about having him onbord."

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