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Metal News for April 29, 2011

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Havok Comments On Upcoming Tour Dates

Young Denver thrash battalion, Havok, which recently wrapped up a tour supporting Florida death metallers Malevolent Creation, is gearing up for two very special treks. The first is a short run of headlining dates that will commence in Salt Lake City, Utah on May 3rd and run through to Amarillo, Texas on May 12th. From there, the band will head home for a short break before joining Bay Area thrash act Forbidden, for a near month-long journey that will kick off in West Hollywood, California and level 22 North American cities before drawing to a close in Escondido, California. Also joining the tour will be Revocation and White Wizzard.

Commented vocalist/guitarist David Sanchez: "Starting May 3, we'll be heading out for a west coast run. Touring the west coast was how we got our start, so it always feels like home. It will be great to return for some head-smashing headline shows. Then in June, we'll be doing a US/Canada run, coast to coast, with Forbidden, Revocation and White Wizzard! I am so psyched to be touring with all of these great bands! Forbidden is one of my favorite thrash metal bands and I really hope to hear some songs from their first two albums. Revocation is one of my favorite bands to have come out in the last 10 years and they're all friends of ours, so I'm super pumped to get to hang out with them every night! I anticipate White Wizzard to be epic-as-fuck every night as well. I'm very excited to be a part of this tour because I feel that it will be one of the best metal packages of the 2011. Metal fans definitely won't want to miss this tour. Prepare for some massive amounts of headbanging. Looking forward to seeing you all on the road!"

Havok Headlining Dates:
5/03/2011 Club Vegas - Salt Lake City, UT
5/04/2011 Metalheads - Las Vegas, NV
5/07/2011 Lost On Main - Chico, CA
5/10/2011 Big Fish Pub - Tempe, AZ
5/11/2011 Juggernaut - Gallup, NM
5/12/2011 Sorority House - Amarillo, TX

Havok w/ Forbidden, Revocation, White Wizzard:
6/09/2011 Whiskey A Go-Go - W. Hollywood, CA
6/11/2011 The Alley - Sparks, NV
6/12/2011 Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR
6/13/2011 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
6/14/2011 Rickshaw Theater - Vancouver, BC
6/15/2011 Sapphire Nightclub - Kelowna, BC
6/16/2011 Pawn Shop - Edmonton, AB
6/17/2011 Riddell Centre - Regina, SK
6/18/2011 Royal Albert Arms - Winnipeg, MB
6/19/2011 Station - St. Paul, MN
6/20/2011 Mad Planet - Milwaukee, WI
6/21/2011 Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL
6/22/2011 Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
6/23/2011 Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY
6/24/2011 Championship Bar - Trenton, NJ
6/25/2011 Alrosa Villa - Columbus, OH
6/26/2011 Fubar - St. Louis, MO
6/27/2011 Beaumont Club - Kansas City, MO
6/29/2011 Marquis Theatre - Denver, CO
6/30/2011 Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
7/01/2011 Clubhouse - Tempe, AZ
7/02/2011 JT's Limelight - Escondido, CA

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Hamerex Recording Debut Full-Length Album

Wakefield, West Yorkshire based metal act Hamerex is currently in the process of recording the band's debut full-length album "Rites of Passage." The new album, and follow-up to "The Lycan" EP, is currently due to be released later this year. Additional details on the track listing and release date will be announced as they are made available.

In the mean time, you can check out several Hamerex tracks available for streaming online. Head over to the band's Facebook page to listen to "Aftershocks of Death," "The Lycan," "The Wicker Man," "Into War," and "Calling All Monsters."

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Vampires Everywhere! Streaming New Song

Vampires Everywhere! is getting closer to the May 17th release date for "Kiss the Sun Goodbye'" and is now ready to unveil details surrounding the release. "Kiss the Sun Goodbye" will be released through Hollywood Waste, a new division of The Century Family with multiple components that will be unveiled in the coming weeks. Beginning immediately, fans can visit the official Hollywood Waste facebook page and click "Like" to stream the new song "Children of the Night."

Vampires Everywhere! is also nearing the end of the band's current trek with Brokencyde, but will return to the road almost immediately alongside Aiden, Eyes Set To Kill, Get Scared and Dr. Acula for the Horror Nights 2011 tour. Tour dates are listed below.

The Death Race Tour w/ Brokencyde, Dot Dot Curve and It Boys:
5/2 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
5/3 Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
5/5 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

The Horror Nights 2011 Tour w/ Aiden, Eyes Set To Kill, Get Scared & Dr. Acula
5/9 Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon Theater
5/10 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
5/11 Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club
5/12 Sauget, IL @ Pops Nite Club
5/13 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
5/14 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
5/15 St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
5/17 Detroit, MI @ Shelter
5/18 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
5/21 Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery
5/22 Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
5/24 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small's Theatre
5/25 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft/The Chance
5/27 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
5/28 Montreal, QC @ Le National
5/29 Toronto, ON @ The Annex Wreck Room
5/31 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
6/1 Towson, MD @ Recher Theatre
6/2 Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox Laundrolounge
6/3 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
6/4 Orlando, FL @ The Social
6/5 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
6/7 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
6/8 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
6/9 Dallas, TX @ The Door
6/10 El Paso, TX @ Club 101
6/11 Tucson, AZ @ Skrappy's
6/12 Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theatre
6/14 West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
6/15 Bakersfield, CA @ Jerry's Pizza
6/17 San Diego, CA @ Soma Sidestage
6/18 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
6/19 Lancaster, CA @ Mango Tango
6/20 Stockton, CA @ Plea For Peace Center
6/21 Oakland, CA @ Metro Operahouse
6/23 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
6/25 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

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Hope Can't Save the Dead Posts New Song Online

Columbia, MO based act Hope Can't Save the Dead has posted a song online titled "Hindsight," which can be heard in the video clip below. You can also listen to other tracks and find more details on the band at this location.

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Madball To Co-Headline Never Say Die Open Air

New York hardcore act Madball will co-headline the first Never Say Die Open Air in Trier, Germany on June 12th, 2011. The trailer can be viewed below, and additional details are available at this location. Also appearing will be Parkway Drive, Protest the Hero, Shai Hulud, and more.

Madball was also recently highlighted in our "Sunday Old School" column, which can be found at this location.

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Pain Announces Bonus Disc Track Listing

Swedish industrial metal outfit Pain, led by iconic musician/producer Peter Tägtgren, has just announced the bonus content for the 2 disc version of the band's upcoming album "You Only Live Twice." The bonus CD track listing is as follows:

1. Crawling Thru Bitterness (unreleased bonus track)
2. The Great Pretender (Millboy & Peka P Remix)
3. Dirty Woman (MC Raaka Pee Remix)
4. You Only Live Twice (Rectifier Remix)
5. Leave Me Alone (Rectifier Remix)
6. Eleanor Rigby (Live at Sundown Festival, 2008)
7. Follow Me (Live in Brussels, 2009)
8. I Don’t Care (Live at Raimsmes Festival, 2009)
9. Bitch (Live at Raismes Festival, 2009)

"You Only Live Twice" will be released June 3rd, 2011 via Nuclear Blast. The music video for "Dirty Woman" can be watched here, or head over to this location to check out a teaser trailer for the album.

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Amorphis Shooting New Music Video

Finnish act Amorphis is shooting an official video clip for the song "You I Need" today in Berlin, Germany.

Stated manager Jouni Markkanen, "The band is in Berlin today, shooting the video clip for 'You I Need!' So far they are very happy with the way things are going and the video promises to be totally epic! I don't want to say too much at this point, but trust me, it's gonna be worth the wait and every Amorphis fan will be nothing but stunned!! Watch out!"

Furthermore, Amorphis will release another new song on Monday, May 2nd on the bands official Facebook profile here. A first album trailer for their new effort, "The Beginning Of Times" can be watched here. "The Beginning Of Times" is scheduled for release on May 27th, 2011.

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Communic Posts "The Bottom Deep" Trailer

The Norwegian metallers from Communic have uploaded the first album trailer for their upcoming album "The Bottom Deep," which can be viewed below. "The Bottom Deep" will be released on July 22nd, 2011.

Artwork for "The Bottom Deep" can be viewed here, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Facing Tomorrow
2. Denial
3. Flood River Blood
4. Voyage Of Discovery
5. In Silence With My Scars
6. My Fallen
7. Destroyer Of Bloodlines
8. Wayward Soul
9. The Bottom Deep
10. Bonus Track: In Union We Stand

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Degradead Comments On Upcoming Album

Sweden's Degradead has issued the following statement about the band's upcoming album:

"Our third album 'A World Destroyer' will finally be released the 27th of May on Metalville Records. We will of course celebrate this huge happening with a release party at Debaser Medis in Stockholm. This party will take place the 26th of May, the day before the release. So if you want to be the first human being to lay your hands on the new album BE THERE!

"We have been waiting a long time to deliver this news to you, and we are as excited as you are to for the first time ever play the whole album from beginning to end. It's great to be back on track again! Thanks to all of you that support Degradead! Click here to get your tickets for the release show!"

You can also check out the cover artwork for "A World Destroyer" by navigating to this location.

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Symphony X Uploads New Track

Symphony X has posted a new song online to give fans a taste of the upcoming album "Iconoclast." You can check out the newly uploaded track "Dehumanized" by heading over to the band's Facebook page at this location. "Iconoclast" will be released through Nuclear Blast Records on June 17th in Europe and June 21st in North America.

The artwork can be found here, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Iconoclast
2. The End Of Innocence
3. Dehumanized
4. Bastards Of The Machine
5. Heretic
6. Children Of A Faceless God
7. Electric Messiah
8. Prometheus (I Am Alive)
9. When All Is Lost

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Samael Streaming Entire New Album

The new album from Swiss legends Samael, "Lux Mundi," (reviewed here) is currently streaming online in its entirety from today until Friday, May 6th, 2011. Head over to the band's Facebook page to preview the entire album.

You can also read Samael front man Vorph's recent interview about the album with Metalunderground.com at this location, or find a track-by-track break down here.

Samael has the following upcoming festival appearances:

03.07.11 With Full Force Open Air – Roitzschjora, Germany
09.07.11 Seven Festival – Wegorzewo, Poland
23.07.11 OST Mountain Fest – Raznov, Romania
27.08.11 Elsrock Festival – Rijssen, Holland

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Carach Angren Posts Performance Footage

Carach Angren has posted footage online of the band performing live on its recent tour supporting Dark Funeral. You can check out the clip below.

The band also recently posted a video clip online containing samples from re-recorded demo tracks. The video is available here.

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Svartsot Comments On Upcoming Album

Danish metal act Svartsot has issued the following statement about the band's upcoming album:

"Prepare to experience the sound of medieval Denmark dying of the plague. The third and latest album by Svartsot tells the tale of the Black Death's arrival in 1349 and deals with the horrors, grief, anger, and sorrows of the people that it affected.

"It comprises 10 tracks of the most intricate material we've ever written and reveals a slight change in the general style of the band that this time around has found its melodic inspiration in the music of the Middle Ages. The album was recorded at Lasse Lammert's LSD Tonstudio in Lübeck, Germany, and is currently being mixed and mastered."

You can also checkout Svartsot's latest studio recording update at this location.

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LoNero Announces CD Release Show

Santa Clara, California's LoNero havs confirmed a CD release show for in support of the band's new album "J.F.L.", which will be released May 23rd on Nightmare Records. The show will take place May 10th at Avalon in Santa Clara, CA. Also on the bill are Japanese metallers Loudness.

Guitarist and founding member Bill Lonero commented on the upcoming show: "LoNero is really excited about our CD release show with Loudness. We've worked really hard on 'J.F.L.' and we can't wait to play it live and get fan feedback. For us, playing live is what it's all about. There's nothing more satisfying then getting instant crowd reaction!"

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The Body Announces North American Shows

The Body has booked another tour for May, hitting sections of the Northeast U.S. and into Canada for several dates. The tour then wraps up with The Body supporting Mission Of Burma in the band's home state.

The dates are as follows:

5/12/2011 Geno's - Portland, ME
5/13/2011 Casa Del Popolo - Montreal, QC @ Mountain Of Might Festival
5/14/2011 Artel - Kingston, ON
5/15/2011 Parts And Labour - Toronto, ON
5/16/2011 Magic Stick - Detroit, MI
5/17/2011 Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH
5/18/2011 The Union Bar And Grill - Athens, OH
5/19/2011 Bug Jar - Rochester, NY
5/20/2011 Embassy Vinyl - Scranton, PA
5/26/2011 The Met - Pawtucket, RI w/ Mission Of Burma

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After The Burial Comments On Video Delay

The Minnesota-based quintet After the Burial has finally broken the silence in regards to the status of the band's new promotional video for the track, “Pendulum,” which is off "In Dreams." The aforementioned video was shot last December, but has since been held up due to legal issues beyond the band's control. A press release from the band reads as follows:

"The general concept of the video was to have the band invade an all girls Catholic school and give them all the opportunity to have some uninhibited fun. Throughout their performance in the school's gym the director and other various crew members encouraged the girls to let loose and go wild to accompany the chorus of the song where the band yells 'we lose control.' Well, apparently some girls took everything a little too far by grinding on each other, in addition to displaying other inappropriate lewd conduct, creating an environment that got the conservative Catholic chaperones on the set into a frenzy. The director's production company was since hit with a cease and desist notice essentially delaying the release of this video."

In the meantime, you can check out stills from the shoot now exclusively at the band's Facebook page.

After the Burial will be performing at Bamboozle in NJ this Sunday and will head directly from there to meet with director Scott Hansen (Alesana, Animals As Leaders) to shoot a new video for the track “Your Troubles Will Cease and Fortune Will Smile Upon You.” Look for the band on tour throughout May with Norma Jean, Motionless In White, For The Fallen Dreams and Stray From The Path.

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Origin Streaming New Song From Upcoming Album

Origin has posted the song "Expulsion of Fury" online, which can be heard by heading over to the band's Facebook page. "Expulsion of Fury" is off the band's new album "Entity." The album is due out on June 7th (Europe) and June 10th, 2011 (North America). You can also check out footage of the band in the studio at this location, and the album's track listing is as follows:

1. Expulsion Of Fury
2. Purgatory
3. Conceiving Death
4. Swarm
5. Saliga
6. The Descent
7. Fornever
8. Committed
9. Banishing Illusion
10. Consequence Of Solution
11. Evolution Of Extinction
BONUS TRACK:
12. You Fail!

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JD DeServio Announces Bass Clinics

Bassist JD DeServio of Cycle of Pain has announced an upcoming seven date Hartke bass clinic tour in May. Details on the dates and venues can be found in the promotional poster below.

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Atra Vetosus Posts "Nocturnal Winds" Song

Tasmanian black metal band Atra Vetosus has posted a new demo song online titled "Nocturnal Winds," which can be heard in the clip below. Additional details on the band are available through the Atra Vetosus Facebook page.

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Deeds Of Flesh Recruits New Guitarist

Deeds of Flesh has issued the following announcement about parting ways with Sean Southern and recruiting new guitarist Craig Peters:

"Due to personal reasons Sean Southern has parted ways with Deeds of Flesh. He did a great job with us and we wish him the best in his future endeavors. We are very pleased to announce that Craig Peters (Arkaik) will be taking over as our lead guitarist. Craig is one of the top lead guitarist in the metal scene today in our opinion and has already been contributing in the writing process for 'Portal to Canaan.'

"He also will add another element by doing back up vocals. We also added vocalist and fifth member Corey Athos (Flesh Consumed) to the line up and will now be bringing a 3 person vocal assault to our sound adding a ton of range. Corey will be doing majority of the vocals but Craig and Erik will be much involved. We had Corey replace the original vocals on a couple songs off 'Of What's to Come' as well as a couple older tracks and they were perfect. We are all very excited to be working together and are anxious to get into the studio this summer to start recording 'Portals to Canaan,' proceeded by Deeds getting back out on the road."

The band's current lineup is as follows:

Erik Lindmark - Guitar/Vocals
Michael Hamilton - Drums
Erlened Caspersen - Bass
Craig Peters - Lead Guitar/Vocals
Corey Athos - Vocals

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Voivod Announces Live Album Details

Late in 2009, Voivod released the live Tatsumaki DVD, filmed the previous fall when the band toured Japan for the first time ever. To celebrate its release of the DVD, Voivod performed in front of a sold-out crowd on December 12th, 2009 at Club Soda in the band's adopted hometown of Montreal, Quebec. The show was recorded and is now being released as the fifteen-track "Warriors Of Ice," the first official Voivod live album to feature original band members Denis "Snake" Belanger on vocals and bassist Jean-Yves "Blacky" Theriault, as well as new guitarist Dan "Chewy" Mongrain.

Set for release on June 21st, 2011, "Warriors Of Ice" contains songs spanning from 1984’s "War And Pain" right up through 1991’s "Angel Rat," as well as two songs from the band's 2009 "Infini" LP. You can view the track listing and cover artwork below.

1. Voivod
2. The Unknown Knows
3. The Prow
4. Ripping Headaches
5. Ravenous Medicine
6. Tribal Convictions
7. Overreaction
8. Panorama
9. Global Warning
10. Treasure Chase
11. Tornado
12. Nothingface
13. Brain Scan
14. Nuclear War
15. Astronomy Domine (Pink Floyd cover)

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Hypno5e Announces Cuban Tour

French act Hypno5e has announced the band's first Cuban tour, set to take off in August as a part of the traveling Brutal Fest 2011. Hypno5e will be touring Cuba with Mumakil (Relapse Records), The Prophecy, Kess’Khtak, Deadly Sin Orgy, and more. The Brutal Fest tour kicks off on August 19th in Havana, Cuba – get complete festival news and information at Brutal Fest’s official website at this location.

The dates are as follows:

BRUTAL FEST w/ MUMAKIL, THE PROPHECY
Aug 19 – La Habana, Cuba @ Maxim Rock
Aug 21 – Pinar Del Rio, Cuba @ TBA
Aug 23 – Matanzas, Cuba @ TBA
Aug 24 – Santa Clara, Cuba @ TBA
Aug 26 – Camaguey, Cuba @ TBA
Aug 28 – La Habana, Cuba @ Maxim Rock

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Pagan's Mind Posts "Intermssion" Video

Pagan's Mind recently completed work on the video for the song "Intermission," which comes from the band's new album "Heavenly Ecstasy." The clip, hosted by Metalinjection.net, can be viewed below. "Heavenly Ecstasy" will be released on May 31st in North America.


Click Here To Watch The Video

You can also check out Pagan's Mind's recent witch-themed addition to the Pit Stories column by heading over to this location.

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More Metal Tracks Heading To The Rock Band Network

In an ironic twist, most of the new metal tracks headed to the Rock Band Network will be hitting the PS3 edition of the game this coming week, while the Playstation Network remains down with no firm date in sight for a fix. Assuming the network becomes available, the PS3 edition will see new music from Nachtmystium, Terror, Heaven Shall Burn, Ayreon, Daath, and Architects on May 3rd.

The newly added Xbox 360 songs, including the non-metal tracks, are as follows:

"A Grim Struggle" - Nightrage
"Self Medicate" - Felsen
"Satisfying Angst" - The Blackout Argument
"River of Glass" - Rishloo
"Dawn of the Condoms" - Ultra Saturday
"Beat Fly" - Tiny Danza
"Leave Me Be" - Kylie D. Hart
"Dodgin Bullets" - Steve Fister
"Doll in the Dust" - Kurodust
"The Window" by Raven Quinn

The following songs will be coming to the PlayStation 3 edition of the Rock Band Network on May 3rd (due to outages of the Playstation Network, the content may be delayed):

"Your Petty Pretty Things" - The Get Up Kids
"World on Fire" - Firewind
"Stick Tight" - Terror
"The Omen" - Heaven Shall Burn
"Dawn of a Million Souls (Rock Band Mix)" - Ayreon
"N.A.T.G.O.D." - Daath
"Nightfall" - Nachtmystium
"Undead Heart" - Vampires Everywhere!
"If I'm James Dean, You're Audrey Hepburn" - Sleeping with Sirens
"Learn to Live" - Architects

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Hideous Divinity Signs To Unique Leader

Hideous Divinity has issued the following announcement about signing a deal with Unique Leader Records:

"Now it's official! We are happy to inform you that your favorite Italian death metal monster featuring Hour of Penance founding member Enrico Schettino, have inked a multi-album deal with legendary death metal label Unique Leader!

"Our debut album, 'Obeisance Rising,' will be recorded in June at the renowned 16th Cellar Studios by mastermind Stefano 'Saul' Morabito, the man who has turned the knobs on Italy's most acclaimed extreme productions. The lyrical concept is based on John Carpenter's immortal masterstroke 'They Live.'

"We just came back from Norway after a crushing performance at Inferno Festival, and all we can say is we're extremely happy to be part of the world's most renowned death metal roster. Being chosen by Unique Leader after only two short promos is also a huge reason for pride. We are working very hard to bring you the most crushing and epic death metal assault human ears can experience. Fans of Nile, Immolation and relentless death metal worldwide, Hideous Divinity is on its way!"

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Demonical Comments On Upcoming Tour

Demonical has issued the following statement about the band's upcoming "Death Infernal" tour dates:

"Next week the 'Death Infernal' tour takes off, a crusade running from May 3rd to 21st with targets in Sweden, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Slovenia, Austria, Slovakia and Czech Republic. Our allies in Feral and Arroganz will join the trek hence creating a lethal unity of pure death metal. Our labelmates Gloria Morti from Finland will appear as special guests on the first half of the crusade.

"We can also reveal that Pablo Magallanes will join us as a second guitarist on the upcoming march through Europe. The addition of a second axe-man for live situations brings us to new heights and we can deliver the tracks - both new and old - with more power and might."

This is what vocalist Mr Widgren had to say about the madness: "The time has come to raise the throne once again! Infernal Death spreads through 17 cities in 19 days, together with Feral, Arroganz and Gloria Morti, in what seems to become the greatest Demonical tour so far! After 8 months off the road we are truly looking forward to play our new album 'Death Infernal' live and meet our allies all over Europe again. What stays on the road - happens on the road! Let the earth tremble, once again!"

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You can also check out Demonical's recently posted music video for "Ravenous" at this location.

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Kimaera Offering New Single As Free Download

After the release of the band's last full-length album "Solitary Impact," Lebanese metal act Kimaera has now unleashed a new single titled "December Ends." Both the track itself and a video for the song are available as free downloads at the official Kimaera website here. You can also check out the video below.

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Rotting Christ Announces Summer Festivals

Rotting Christ has issued the following announcement about upcoming summer festivals:

"2011 and this summer finds the band again faithful with its every year's meeting with some of the greatest festival around the European continent. The so far journey is as follows and will soon be expanded. Stay tuned and as always… horns up, cross down."

20 May 2011 Rage of Destruction Festival V- Peer (Belgium)
10 June 2011 MetalGate Czech Death Fest OpenAir -Èervený Kostelec (CZECH REPUBLIC)
24 June 2011 Kilkim Žaibu XII - Varniai (LITHUANIA)
02 July 2011 Hard Rock Laager Festival-Tallin (ESTONIA)
23 July 2011 Hell's Pleasure Metalfest - Pößneck (Germany)
20 Aug 2011 Summer Breeze Open Air-Dinkelsbull (GERMANY)
26 Aug 2011 Ayia Napa Youth Festival (CYPRUS)
17 Sep 2011 Farmer Fest - Bigues i Riells- (SPAIN)
08 Oct 2011 Black Flames Of Blasphemy Fest-DOM Helsinki (FINLAND)

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Azarath Announces New Album Details

Azarath has just finished working on its fifth album, with recording sessions taking place in January and February in Hertz Studio where Wieslawscy Bros were responsible for production, mixing, and mastering duties. The band's fifth album will be entitled "Blasphemer's Maledictions." Currently the band is finalizing artwork issues, with the cover of "Blasphemers' Maledictions" painted and designed by Zbigniew Bielak (Slayer, Absu, Watain, Destroyer666, Autopsy). The album will be released worldwide by Witching Hour Productions on June 6th, 2011.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Arising The Black Flame
2. Supreme Reign Of Tiamat.
3. Crushing Hammer Of The Antichrist
4. Firebreath Of Blasphemy And Scorn
5. Behold The Satan's Sword
6. Under The Will Of The Lord
7. The Abjection
8. Deathstorms Raid The Earth
9. Lucifer's Rising
10. Holy Possession
11. Harvester Of Flames

Drummer Inferno commented, "I don't like to comment on such matters –but there are two words underlining everything included on this album – HAIL SATAN!!!"

You can also listen to one of the new songs, "Behold The Satan's Sword," by heading over to the band's MySpace page.

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Abigail Williams Announces European Tour

U.S. black metallers Abigail Williams will make their European return next month. The band is doing a headline tour in support of the latest album, "In the Absence of Light," (reviewed here) released September 2010 on Candlelight Records. The touring bill includes Germany's Thulcandra and Norway's Iskald.

"We are really looking forward to our return to Europe for 20 shows in May and June with fellow black metallers Thulcandra and Iskald," states singer/guitarist Sorceron. "Joining us on this tour will be Bryan O'Sullivan (ex-Altar Of Plagues) who will be filling in for us on bass. Come out to the shows and party with us!"

The dates are as follows:

May 22 Werkstatt - Cologne, Germany
May 23 Magasin 4 - Brussels, Belgium
May 24 Barfly, Camden - London, United Kingdom
May 25 The Well - Leeds, United Kingdom
May 26 Ivory Blacks - Glasgow, United Kingdom
May 27 Nottingham Rock City - Nottingham, United Kingdom
May 29 Manchester Moho Live - Manchester, United Kingdom
May 30 The Fleece - Bristol, United Kingdom
May 31 Mezz - Breda, Netherlands
Jun 01 Grune Rakete - Trier, Germany
Jun 02 Feirwerk Kranehall - Munich, Germany
Jun 03 B.lack - Salzburg, Germany
Jun 04 Metal Fest Open Air - Budapest, Hungary w/Cradle of Filth, Kataklysm, Krisiun
Jun 05 Arena - Vienna, Austria
Jun 06 Explosiv - Graz, Austria
Jun 07 Channel Zero - Ljubljana, Slovenia
Jun 09 PMK - Innsbruck, Austria
Jun 10 Alter Stattbahnhof - Schweinfurt, Germany
Jun 11 Lovelite - Berlin, Germany

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Arch Enemy Posts "Khaos Legions" Trailer

Swedish metal act Arch Enemy has posted the first trailer online for its upcoming album "Khaos Legions," which will hit stores on May 30th in Europe and June 7th in North America through Century Media Records. The trailer can be viewed below. The music video for “Yesterday Is Dead And Gone” can also be viewed after the jump.

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Zao Members Form New Band, Lonely Ghost Parade

Zao members Scott Mellinger, Daniel Weyandt, and former drummer Stephen Peck have formed a new group titled Lonely Ghost Parade. The band is also currently streaming two new demo tracks online.

Head over to the Lonely Ghost Parade Facebook page here to listen to the new tracks "Last Deception" and "Reflections of the Subconscious."

You can also find additional details on the band by heading over to the Lonely Ghost Parade Reverbnation page. Additional details on any upcoming releases from the band will be announced as they are made available.

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Asking Alexandria Video Interview Available

Backstage Entertainment has posted a video interview online with Ben Bruce and Cameron Liddell of Asking Alexandria before the band's show in Omaha, NE, at Sokol Auditorium. The guys talk about the new album "Reckless & Relentless," the recording process for their first two albums, who they would be for a day, and how close the band really gets with each other.

Footage of the band performing on the Daily Habit is also available by heading over to this location.

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Death Maze Announces New Bassist

Sweden's Death Maze has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new bassist and finalizing the band's lineup:

"Death Maze now announces it's new line-up! Sofie Pålsson will be the new bass player and Max Malmer former bassist will take the role as guitarist! We welcome to Sofie Pålsson as Death Maze new member!"

You can also check out Death Maze's music by heading over to the band's official MySpace page.

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Chrome Division Posts Behind-The-Scenes Video Clip

Chrome Division, which features Shagrath of Dimmu Borgir and Shady Blue of Susperia, has posted a behind the scenes clip online from the band's time shooting a music video for "Bulldogs Unleashed." You can check out the clip below. "Bulldogs Unleashed" is off the upcoming album "3rd Round Knockout," which is due out in Europe on May 6th and North America on May 17th, 2011.

Information on the band's record release show in Norway is also available at this location.

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In Solitude Premieres New Song Online

Metalunderground.com is proud to host the premiere of the second new song from Swedish classic/doom metal band In Solitude's upcoming new album. The song, "To Her Darkness" is off the band's sophomore album, "The World.The Flesh.The Devil," which is due out on Metal Blade Records on May 24th.

"The World.The Flesh.The Devil" was recorded in Novermber 2010 at Nicke Anderson's (HELLACOPTERS) brand new studio Gutterview Recorders in Stockholm, Sweden with producer Fred Estby (DISMEMBER, DEATH BREATH). "From the first meeting with Fred, we knew that we wanted to work with him. He fully understood our needs and what we are aiming to create. After hearing his work, we knew that he was also a fan of organic production. This is very important to us. His studio is recently built and we are thrilled to be one of the first bands to record within its walls" comments the band.

Specially priced preorders for "The World.The Flesh.The Devil" are now available here: both the CD and a CD/T-shirt bundle are available.

The tracklisting for "The World.The Flesh.The Devil" is as follows:

1. The World, The Flesh, The Devil
2. We Were Never Here
3. Serpents Are Rising
4. Poisoned, Blessed, and Burned
5. Demons
6. To Her Darkness
7. Dance of the Adversary
8. On Burning Paths

Decibel recently premiered "Serpents Are Rising," which you can check out here.

IN SOLITUDE has also been confirmed to play this year’s Maryland Death Fest marking the band’s first U.S. appearance. The band will be playing on Saturday, May 28th. Fans can get tickets to the Maryland Deathfest here.

In 2008, Sweden’s S.M.P. Records released the EP "Hidden Dangers" as a 7”, which quickly sold out. Under this same cycle, the band unleashed their nameless eight-song, full-length debut in the form of a CD on Pure Steel Records.

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Dream Theater Reveals New Drummer

Progressive metal veterans Dream Theater have finally announced the replacement for drummer Mike Portnoy, who left the group last year. Taking his place behind the drum kit will be Mike Mangini, who has previously played for Steve Vai, Annihilator and Extreme, amongst others. The third documentary clip revealing the new drummer can be found here.

Vocalist James LaBrie stated the following: "This is one of the most important decisions in our career and sorry to have to make you wait and I'm sure it's been extremely stressful. Nonetheless, we have some news for you and we would like to welcome you to the family."

Dream Theater also posted two previous documentary clips from the drummer auditioning process, which can be found here and at this location.

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Immortal To Headline Black Troll Winterfest

Black metal act Immortal will be headlining this year's Black Troll Winterfest in Mülheim/Ruhr, DE on November 12th, 2011. Additional details on the festival are available at this location and the complete lineup will be announced as it is made available.

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Immortal also recently announced an upcoming run of South American tour dates, with details available here.

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Hate Eternal Releases More Studio Footage

American death metal veterans Hate Eternal have teamed up with Metalinjection to post some new footage from the studio online. The band are preparing to release its new album "Phoenix Amongst The Ashes" on May 10, 2011 through Metal Blade Records. You can view the studio footage in the player below.

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Bring Me The Horizon Drummer Breaks Hand

Bring Me The Horizon drummer Matt Nicholls has posted the following update online, detailing the injury of a broken hand suffered during a game of soccer with members of Parkway Drive and Architects.

"It were a lovely day so members of BMTH, Parkway Drive and Architects decided to play footy and I made the stupid mistake of going in the net. The ball came to me and I knocked it away with my hands and Winston from Parkway Drive clipped my hand with his foot and there you have it, one broken hand.

"I have to see a specialist in Sheffield to see if I need surgery or not but I’m not gonna be picking up drum sticks for about 6 weeks. It was an accident and you know, shit happens but I’ll tell you now, it’s the last time I wear gardening gloves in the net!"

Architects drummer Dan Searle will be temporarily filling in for Nicholls for the remainder of the band's tour dates.

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Revocation Updates Tour Schedule

Revocation has added a new handful of dates to its forthcoming run of touring. You can view the newly added dates in the list below. The new dates are in addition to the band's previously announced tour with White Wizzard.

05/01 Allston, MA – Great Scotts
05/13 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
05/21 Trenton, NJ – Championship Bar and Grille
05/26 Foxboro, MA – Fusion 5
06/01 Pittsburgh, PA – The Smiling Moose
06/02 Louisville, KY – Phoenix Hill Tavern
06/05 Tulsa, OK – The Marquee
06/06 Dallas, TX – Trees
06/07 Gallup, NM – The Juggernaut
06/08 Tucson, AZ – The Rock

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Rise And Fall Posts New Album Teaser Online

Belgium based metal act Rise And Fall has posted a new teaser online to promote its forthcoming new full length album. You can view the teaser in the player below.

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Warbringer Posts New Studio Footage Online

Thrash metallers Warbringer have posted a new clip from the studio online. You can check out the band's recording of its forthcoming new album in the player below.

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The Black Dahlia Murder Reveals New Album Details

American death metal act The Black Dahlia Murder has revealed the details behind its forthcoming new full length album. The new release, titled "Ritual," was recorded with producer Mark Lewis and will hit store shelves on June 21, 2011 through Metal Blade Records. You can view the album's tracklisting below.

1. A Shrine To Madness
2. Moonlight Equilibrium
3. On Stirring Seas Of Salted Blood
4. Conspiring With The Damned
5. The Window
6. Carbonized In Cruciform
7. Den Of The Picquerist
8. Malenchanments Of The Necrosphere
9. The Grave Robber’s Work
10. The Raven
11. Great Burning Nullifier
12. Blood In The Ink

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