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Metal News for April 30, 2009

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20 news articles posted on this day.

Admiral Browning Plans CD Release Party

Admiral Browning has completed their latest album, entitled "Magic Elixir." The band issued the following updates:

"Hey folks - we have the Magic Elixir CDs!! Thus the show this weekend becomes our CD RELEASE PARTY! We will be selling them at a discount this Saturday at Krug's Place [Frederick, MD] so if you want 'em cheap, get 'em then! The individual MP3 tracks will be available here through our SNOCAP store and through other online retailers shortly.

"I'd like to take this time to remind folks that we have two 'special edition' releases of our previous discs. I've added a bunch of live tracks and assorted studio/demo stuff to both our previous discs, all encoded at high-quality 256kbps MP3 from the original sources. And they are cheap - four bucks a piece, through our SNOCAP store right on our MySpace page. If you don't have the albums or can't make it to the shows, you can catch up with the Admiral in a huge way for just a few ducats and get rare/unreleased stuff that even the folks who bought the CDs don't have.

"Thanks, and see you at the show!"

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Deftones Confirmed For Two More Festivals

Deftones has confirmed a couple more festival appearances. The band will be performing at the Area 4 festival in Germany this summer.

Lüdinghausen, Germany
August 21, 2009
Tickets & info: www.area4.de

They'll also be headlining the Paradiso in Amsterdam on August 25. Tickets go on sale May 2, and all info can be found at www.paradiso.nl.

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Dark Tranquillity to Re-release Older Albums

Swedish melodic death metal masters Dark Tranquillity will re-release their classic albums “Projector,” “Haven” and “Damage Done” in a slipcase packaging with bonus material, as well as the rarities compilation “Yesterworlds,” on May 25, 2009 in Europe via Century Media Records. All releases are available at a fan-friendly price and also feature extensive liner notes as well as new layouts and designs by guitarist Niklas Sundin. As a very exclusive bonus the three album reissues also contain one song each from the band’s upcoming new DVD “Where Death Is Most Alive” due later this year. The band comments as follows:

“We're happy to announce that 'Projector' (1999), 'Haven' (2000) and 'Damage Done' (2002) will be re-issued with additional bonus content. As with the 'Fiction' re-issue of last year, these new editions feature all the material that was recorded during the respective studio sessions, giving the listener the full experience of what was put on tape at the time.

"In addition, we're releasing a limited edition album entitled 'Yesterworlds,' featuring the 'Trail Of Life Decayed' demo (1991) and the 'A Moonclad Reflection' 7" EP (1992).

"The real gem, however, is that the master tape of an old promo recording that was made in March 1994 and only sent out to a handful of tape trading contacts and record labels. This is the first D.T. studio recording with Mikael Stanne on vocals and Fredrik Johansson on guitar, and it features 'Punish My Heaven,' 'The Gallery' and 'Away, Delight, Away.' Also, 'Yesterworlds' features a version of 'Punish My Heaven' taken from the semi-legendary 'W.A.R. Compilation Vol. 1' album, originally released on Wrong Again Records in 1994. This is the first recording we made in Studio Fredman, and the song itself is a bit faster and less controlled than the album version found on 'The Gallery.'"

These new versions feature brand new layouts and extensive liner notes from the band members. Tracklistings are as follows: More...

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Austrian Death Machine Seeking Fan Impersonations

Austrian Death Machine has issued the following announcement about looking for a fan to appear on their upcoming album:

"I was just searching the web for all things Arnold like I often do, and I came up with an idea based on these videos I posted below. I'd love to see some people submit their impersonations with links to videos or audio recording. Whoever has the best impersonation can do a track with me on the new Austrian Death Machine record I'm working on right now. To be honest, I don't think anyone out there can do a better impersonation than Josh Robert Thompson, so don't compare yourself to him. Just do the best you can and have fun... I mean brutal fun of course!"

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Sonata Arctica Guitarist To Release New Solo Album

Sonata Arctica guitarist Elias Viljanen has announced that he will be releasing a new as-yet-untitled solo album through Spinefarm Records later this year. Marco Hietala of Nightwish and Tony Kakko of Sonata Arctica will also make guest appearances on the album.

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Death Breath Working On New Album

Sweden's Death Breath has issued the following update about working on a new album:

"We have added 10 songs to the player. Now there is someting from every release up there for your pleasure!

"I’m touring with my other band at the moment, that’s why there have been few updates here. I will answer questions in the guestbook when possible.

"There is a new Death Breath album coming out. When? Wait and see!"

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Rev 16:8 Streaming New Song Online

Swedish black metal band Rev 16:8 are currently streaming the new song "Born From The Womb Of Chaos" on their MySpace page. The track is from their upcoming album "Grand Tidal Rave," which will be released on June 28th through Temple Of Darkness Records.

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Raunchy Posts "Warriors" Music Video Online

Raunchy has posted a music video online for the track "Warriors," which comes from their "Wasteland Discotheque" album. The video can be viewed below. More...

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Lawnmower Deth Announces Warm Up Show

Lawnmower Deth has issued the following announcement about a warm up show with Gama Bomb, Virus, and Metal Messiah:

"As some of you keen eyed thrash fans have noticed, we are indeed doing a warm up gig on Friday 5th June at the Pitz in Milton Keynes.

"Joining us to headline the night will be new thrash masters Gama Bomb which we are well chuffed about (thanks lads.. looking forward to it) Also chuffed with the fact that our old buddies from the 80'/90' Virus will also be playing.

"And to kick the evening off are yet another bunch of UK thrashers from times of old.. Metal Messiah

"We can't wait !.. back to the Pitz, home of much fishdancing in days gone by. Tickets can be bought here."

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Manowar Announces Summer Festival Appearances

Manowar has announced that they will be headlining the Provinssirock festival in Finland on June 13th.

The band's other confirmed festival appearances are as follows:

6/21 – Clisson, France – Hellfest
6/27 – Zaragoza, Spain - Metalway Festival

7/5 – Bucharest, Romania – B’estfest Aftershock
7/10 – Kvinesdal, Norway – Norway Rock
7/18 – Loreley, Germany – Magic Circle Festival

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Goes Cube Announces US Tour Dates

Brooklyn's Goes Cube will release their full-length debut, "Another Day Has Passed," on May 12th via The End Records. The band has announced the following US tour dates in support of the album:

05/14 Thu @ The Studio at Webster Hall - New York, NY (RECORD RELEASE SHOW) *
05/15 Fri @ The Red and The Black - Washinton, DC **
05/17 Sun @ Nara Sushi - Richmond, VA
05/18 Mon @ Jack Sprat - Chapel Hill, NC
05/19 Tue @ Slim's Downtown - Raleigh, NC
05/20 Wed @ The Whig - Columbia, SC
05/21 Thu @ The Milestone - Charlotte, NC
05/22 Fri @ TBA - Nashville, TN
05/23 Sat @ The Firebird - St Louis, MO
05/24 Sun @ TBA - Kansas City, MO
05/26 Tue @ Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO
05/27 Wed @ Knickerbockers - Lincoln, NE
05/28 Thu @ The Picador - Iowa City, IA
05/29 Fri @ Earthdiver Collective - Oshkosh, WI
05/30 Sat @ Underground Lounge - Chicago, IL
05/31 Sun @ Double OO Pub - Redford, MI
06/01 Mon @ Howlers Coyote Cafe - Pittsburgh, PA
06/02 Tue @ The Talking Head Club - Baltimore, MD
06/03 Wed @ TBA - Asbury Park, NJ
06/04 Thu @ The Oasis - New London, CT

* w/ Jones Street Station, The Austerity Program, Constants, and Red Beard
** w/ Constants

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Abysmal Dawn Announces Extra Tour Dates

Los Angeles, CA’s Abysmal Dawn has announced more dates leading up to and concluding the “Conquer & Curse Tour 2009” dates. Abysmal Dawn will join Success Will Write Apocalypse Across the Sky and Abigail Williams in mid-June for a run of dates in the eastern U.S. to meet up with Goatwhore and Daath for the “Conquer & Curse” tour followed by a string of dates home to Los Angeles, CA.

The currently confirmed tour dates are as follows: More...

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Saltatio Mortis Reveals "Wer Wind Sat" Artwork

Saltatio Mortis has issued the following update about revealing the cover artwork for their upcoming album:

"Hi everyone,

"We are thrilled to reveal the cover artwork of your upcoming CD 'Wer Wind sät'! We hope that you like it and that we see you at our concerts in summer! Let’s have a big party together!

"Best wishes from the gleemen!"

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Swashbuckle Posts New Song Online

New Jersey pirate metal band, SWASHBUCKLE, has posted a brand new song from their upcoming Nuclear Blast debut "Back To The Noose." The song, "Cruise Ship Terror," is available for free streaming on the bands MySpace page. The release date of "Back To The Noose" has moved from July 30th to July 24th.

In other news the band recently shot a video for "Cruise Ship Terror," which will be made available online soon. More...

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Waylander Welcomes New Guitarist, Hugh O'Neill

Irish folk metal band, Waylander, has issued the following statement welcoming their new guitarist, Hugh O'Neill:

“We are very pleased to announce that Hugh O'Neill has come through his trial period with flying colours and will be playing guitar with us on a permanent basis. He has impressed us greatly with his undoubted talent, not to mention his extensive knowledge of Irish Folk music. May his stay be long and fruitful.”

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Master Signs to Pulverised Records

Master has signed to Pulverised Records. A&R Manager of Pulverised Records, Calvin, comments on the signing"MASTER was and is still truly an influential band and I would daringly assumed that a lot of the early Extreme Metal bands were somehow influenced by MASTER, but was probably never open and admitted widely. Paul Speckmann was really enthusiatic to join the Pulverised family and furthermore, very easy to work with. There were so many things that we have discussed and were definitely on the same page, so an album deal was struck in no time. We hope that with our support on the upcoming new album, it will be MASTER's most devastating and crushing album yet!" More...

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Static-X Embarks on a European Summer Tour

Static-X will be hammering out their heaviest, most flammable work to date as they start their trek of major European festivals June 12th in Tallinn, Estonia. Just coming off the coattails of headlining 2009’s Snocore US run, this European metal journey is in support of their new release "CULT OF STATIC," on Reprise Records.

Static-X European tour dates are as follows:

06/12 - Tallinn - Rabarock Festival
06/13 - UK - Download Festival
06/14 - Glasgow - - Cathouse
06/15 - Belfast - Limelight
06/16 - Dublin - Academy
06/18 – Sheffield - Corporation
06/19 - London - Islington Academy
06/21 - Austria - Nova Rock
06/22 - Zurich - Abart
06/23 - Munich - 59:1
06/25 - Koln - Underground
06/26 – Belgium - Grasspop
06/27 – Bielefeld - Serengeti Open Air
06/28 - Italy - Gods of Metal
06/30 - Aschaffenberg - Colos Saal
07/01 - Utrecht - Tivoli
07/03 - Germany - WWF Festival
07/04 - Czech Republic - Rock for People

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God Dethroned Announces Album Release Party

God Dethroned has issued the following update about an album release party in May:

"On 8 May we will present our new CD "Passiondale" @ Vera, Groningen (NL). See you there!

"Cheers, Susan - on behalf of God Dethroned"

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The Matador Signs To Imagine It Records

Nebraska metallers The Matador have signed to Imagine It Records for the release of their upcoming debut EP titled "Bad Day For a Snake." The EP is currently set for a June 6th release. The cover artwork can also be viewed here.

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