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Metal News for April 3, 2011

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10 news articles posted on this day.

Shaded Enmity Issues New Album Update

Seattle melodic death metal band Shaded Enmity has issued the following studio update:

"Shaded Enmity's 'Hijo Perdido' is coming very soon! Tracks from our new album 'Hijo Perdido' will be available shortly. Simon and I went to the studio today to check out the progress and everything is coming along great. We appreciate everyone's patience for the new album as we had some unforeseen circumstances arise. More updates to come shortly."

The band previously posted a track, "A Crystal For Your Life," from their upcoming album on youtube. Watch it below:

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Deftones Announces More Dates and Festivals

Deftones have announced a number of European tour dates and festivals for this summer. Here are the latest additions:

8/16/11: Rock In Summer Festival, Warsaw, Poland
8/19: Luedinghausen, Germany @ Area 4 Festival
8/21: Grosspoesna, Germany @ Highfield Festival
8/26/11: Reading Festival, UK
8/27/11: Leeds Festival, UK

The band also added a new date in Pomona, California:

6/15/11: Pomona, CA – The Fox Theatre

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Crocell Posts New Song Online

Crocell has uploaded a new track called "The Craven's Work" to their MySpace page.The track comes off of their upcoming album, "The Wretched Eidola," which will be released through Ultimhate Records on May 6.

The album was produced and mixed by Jacob "Formanden" Olsen of JBO Sound (Panzerchrist, Corpus Mortale, etc.) and the tracklisting is as follows:

01. 06-07-09
02. I Know the Taste of Your Tears
03. Chronos
04. The Age of Iron and Rust
05. The Craven's Work
06. The Wretched Eidola
07. Thieves, Whores and Heretics
08. The Puritan Harlot
09. After the Take of Winter
10. Voices of the Deep
11. The Stranger

"The God We Drowned" features cover artwork by Anders Davidsen and can be seen here.

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Omophagia Streaming New Songs

Omophagia has checked in with the following update about streaming two new songs online:

"After several announcements we eventually came to the point where we can say, everything is about to be ready for a terrific release of our Debut Album 'GUILT BY NESCIENCE' on 14 May in Zug (check out live section). We've been working hard behind drawn curtains for a while now. This time shall now be over and we all just can't wait to rock the stage again and we are proud to present you some foretaste of the material you can expect on the album: Therefore, we've uploaded two brand new songs on our myspace. Check this shit out and feel free to let us know what you think.

"We hope to see you all at our release party on 14 May. The night will be legendary and we feel honored to share the stage with our good friends form Carnal Decay, Arkhan, Mastication Of Brutality Uncontrolled. Moreover, we are more than happy to welcome and present brutality from Holland: DISAVOWED!!! If there's one thing for sure, it's DISAVOWED kicking your ass!

"Besides the great Bands, you will also be offered some unique opportunities to get our new CD. Just wait and see...:-) Also you'll be able to purchase our new Merchandise for the first time. Stay tuned guys. We are looking forward to seeing you on 14 May 2011 in Zug at the latest. Be there!"

The track listing for the album and the band's latest statement about the songs can be found at this location.

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Michael Amott Announces Signing Session

Spiritual Beggars / Arch Enemy guitarist Michael Amott and Arch Enemy drummer Daniel Erlandsson have scheduled signing sessions at the Frankfurt Musik Messe in Germany. The schedule is as follows:

MICHAEL AMOTT
Friday (April 8) 3:15pm (15:15 CET) signing session at the Marshall Amps booth.

DANIEL ERLANDSSON
Saturday (April 9) 1:00pm (13:00 CET) - signing session at the Pearl Drums booth with Daniel Erlandsson, George Kollias, Andre Hilgers and Gomezz

Spiritual Beggars also recently canceled its Japanese tour dates due to the earthquake and tsunami.

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Leaves' Eyes Posts New Album Trailer

Leaves' Eyes has posted a new trailer for the band's "Meredead" album, which can be viewed below. "Meredead" is set for release on April 22nd, 2011.

The band has also posted the new song "Sigrlinn" online, which can be heard through the Leaves' Eyes MySpace page. Liv Kristine also commented on the song:

"When Thorsten presented his first idea of this song, I immediately knew that it had to be sung in Norwegian. I chose 'nynorsk,' which is next to 'bokmaal,' one of two official Norwegian written standard languages in Norway. I chose the title "Sigrlinn" for one single reason: Phonetically, there is a 'sweet' and traditional sound to the name, which is perfect for my 'sung' poem. I would call it romantic poetry, written in dialogical form between the protagonists Sigrlinn and Sveinung, and the narrating choir or the narrating single voice. For Alex, it meant hard work to sing in Norwegian 'dialect' (both my sister Carmen (Midnattsol) and myself supervising him – poor Alex!).

"However, by the help of phonetic transcription he mastered this task perfectly! Even I had to get used to the thought of singing a complete lyrical piece in my mother tongue. I would say that it makes the song even more personal. It felt very important and comfortable to have my sister singing with me (Thank you, my dear Carmen!)! Thematically, my poem presents the married couple Sigrlinn and Sveinung, living by the fjord. Sveinung leaves his wife for the sake of bringing home more goods, which might be heroic, however, there is no happy end to his journey. Bad weather, the harsh mountainous landscape, Froeya and the three-headed troll play the decisive role to his fate."

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Sunday Old School: Wolfsbane

It’s nice when a band has a pet name for their fan base. For Slipknot, their fans are "Maggots." For Megadeth, it’s "Droogies" and Wolfsbane, it’s "Howling Mad Shitheads." The creators of this delightful tag came together in 1984 in Tamworth, a town situated in Staffordshire, England and rapidly got to work on building up a loyal fan base, releasing a string of demos along the way. Eventually, after five years slogging it out in the underground, they caught the attention of producer extraordinaire Rick Rubin, who signed them to his Def American record label and produced their debut album, "Live Fast, Die Fast: Wicked Tales Of Booze, Birds and Bad Language." The record was released in 1989 and instantly received favourable feedback from critics and heavy metal fans alike, and spawned two music videos for the songs, "Man Hunt" (which was featured on their first demo in 1985) and "I Like It Hot." The success of the album enabled the band to tour their native Britain with heavy metal giants Iron Maiden, who were supporting their "No Prayer For The Dying" album at the time.

The band achieved further praise from their fan base in 1990, when they released the mini album, "All Hell’s Breaking Loose At Kathy Wilson’s Place," a record named after the 1953 sci-fi film, "Invaders From Mars." Their success continued the next year when their second full length studio album, "Down Fall The Good Guys" was released. The record was notable in that it featured the group’s only charting single to date in the form of the track, "Ezy," which reached number 68 in the British Singles Charts. However, their popularity was not up to scratch across the Atlantic and Def American decided to drop the band from the label, citing poor record sales as the primary reason. Despite the setback however, they retained their popularity in the United Kingdom, and were voted the Unsigned Act Of The Year in 1993.

Wolfsbane then appeared to have found a new home with Bronze Company Records, through which they released a live album entitled, "Massive Noise Injection," which was recorded at London’s famous Marquee club in 1993. Following the release of the live album, the group released it’s eponymous third album in 1994, which to this day is hailed by many fans as their greatest work. Despite the perceived commercial revival however, the band were to suffer a serious blow in 1995, when lead singer Blaze Bayley left the group to become the new vocalist of Iron Maiden, who were searching for a new singer following the departure of Bruce Dickinson, resulting in Wolfsbane disbanding shortly afterwards. Though Blaze was only in Maiden for a four year spell, one which featured disappointing record sales and cancelled shows as a result of his allergic reaction to certain stage effects, the band continued to be laid to rest for some time, with Blaze forming a solo band and the other members involved in a new project called Stretch. Eventually however, a reunion of sorts did occur in 2007, in the form of fleeing performances at festivals, but in 2010, the band announced that they had reunited with more long term goals in mind, announcing plans for a new album amongst other targets. The band’s new record, an EP entitled, "Did It For The Money," will finally be released this month, when it hits shelves on April 9th, with a tour of the United Kingdom supporting fellow British metal veterans Saxon to follow. More...

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Judgement Day Posts SXSW Video Online

Judgement Day has posted a couple of updates. The first is a video from their sidewalk acoustic performance at SXSW 2011:

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Next up, the band recorded an improvised album on March 28th, 2011 in a living room in Madison, WI with some friends and posted it for free download. Be warned, that this recording is not Judgement Day's typical heavy recordings but rather some improvised jams with friends.

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Origin Reveals New Album Release Date

American technical death metal veterans Origin has revealed that the name of their forthcoming new studio album will be, "Entity." They have furthermore revealed that the record will hit the shelves on June 10th through Nuclear Blast Records. This will be their first album with their new vocalist, Jason Keyser, best known for his work with Skinless. You can check out the album's front cover artwork below. More...

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Within Temptation Posts New Video Online

Dutch symphonic metal outfit Within Temptation has posted their new music video online for the song, "Shot In The Dark," which is being premiered by Metal Injection. You can also check it out below. The song comes from the group's brand new studio album, "The Unforgiving," which was released on March 29th.

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