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Metal News for May 12, 2011

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41 news articles posted on this day.


Massakren Talks Black Metal And New EP

A young band hungry to make a name for itself, Massakren has already started to make a splash with its new self-titled EP and "Threshold" music video. Taking a base of Dimmu Borgir style black metal, but throwing in plenty of extra flourishes and even a thrash influence, the members of Massakren were amazingly only between 16-20 years old when the EP's tracks were recorded, following in the footsteps of some of Scandinavia's most influential bands.

Massakren's vocalist Parker Jameson filled in Metalunderground.com on the band's formation, the musical history of the members, and the recording process for the new EP. Parker also delved into subjects such as black metal's place in the metal scene, and how perception of certain styles can influence listeners. Commenting on the subject, Parker stated "People need to use their ears and nothing else when judging bands. Their popularity shouldn’t impact your views on their songwriting."

Read on to find out more about this up-and-coming black metal juggernaut that is poised to storm the genre and take absolutely no prisoners. More...

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XII Boar Posts "Train Wreck" Video

XII Boar has posted a video clip online for the song "Train Wreck," which was filmed during a rehearsal session. You can view the video below.

The band also commented on its history and sound: "XII Boar was formed in late February 2010 by three friends who wanted to play some kick ass rock n' roll influenced by bands like Crowbar, Down, Black Sabbath, Clutch, Motorhead and High on Fire. They wanted to combine crushing riffs, with killer guitar solos and groove laden melodies. Released in January 2011, 'XII' is an immense slab of what XII Boar likes to call stoner metal."

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Heathen Checks In From The Road

Bay Area thrash act Heathen been pummeling its way through the U.S. and Canada on tour with Destruction. The North American Reckoning Tour 2011 commenced on April 26th in Vancouver, and despite some stressful bus issues and being forced to miss a Detroit gig, has successfully pillaged its way through nearly two week's worth of dates with another week and a half to go.

Commented Heathen guitarist Kragen Lum from the road: "Well, the tour got off to a rough start but despite the tour bus breaking down, having to get another bus, and barely making it to the Denver show things are back on track. All of the shows have been killer and we're having a great time with the Destruction guys. We've got 13 shows left on the tour so come on out and get your thrash fix!"

In regards to the Detroit show, Lum added: "Apologies to any Heathen fans that came out to see us in Detroit [at Harpo's]. Unfortunately, the promoter for the show double booked the venue with two tours on the same night -- the Destruction tour and the Cavalera Conspiracy tour -- and then decided he couldn't pay all of the bands. Consequently, we were bumped from the bill along with another band and did not get to play. We were at the venue and ready to go but the situation was beyond our control. Hopefully we can come back to Detroit in the near future."

You can also check out footage of Heathen performing live in Denver by heading over here. The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

5/12/2011 Church of Boston - Boston, MA
5/13/2011 Jaxx - West Springfield, VA
5/16/2011 The Rail Club - Fort Worth, TX
5/17/2011 Mug Shots - Austin, TX
5/18/2011 Numbers - Houston, TX
5/20/2011 The Galaxy Theatre - Santa Ana, CA
5/21/2011 Angel's Roadhouse - Yucaipa, CA
5/22/2011 The Key Club - Hollywood, CA

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Massakren Streaming Entire New EP

After posting a music video online for the song "Threshold," Chicago metal act Massakren is now streaming the band's entire new self-titled EP at TheNewReview.net.

Navigate over to this location to listen to songs off the EP.

The track listing is as follows:

1. New Infernal Rebirth
2. Threshold
3. Champions of Slaughter
4. Under Cover Of Darkness
5. This Is Our Battle, This Is Our Day

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After The Burial To Shoot New Video

After The Burial recently performed to thousands at Bamboozle in NJ, and from there the band headed directly to meet up with Norma Jean, Motionless In White, For The Fallen Dreams and Stray From The Path. Look for them on tour all this month and head over now to this location to view the tour itinerary.

Justin (guitars) checks in with the following report: “Happy to say we're back on the road again! After a stop at Bamboozle festival, which was amazing, we headed straight down to Florida to meet up with our new friends in Norma Jean and Motionless In White, our old friends in For The Fallen Dreams and good buds and labelmates Stray From The Path. We've been having a blast already kicking things off in Orlando on Cinco de Mayo in style by polishing off a 1.75 of 1800 tequila in just a few short hours. We luckily had a chance to do some fishing in the Gulf on our day off near Pensacola a couple days ago, but it was only Anthony (vocals) who had any success at all!

"Just a few short days from now we're meeting up with acclaimed director Scott Hansen in Virginia to film a video for 'Your Troubles Will Cease and Fortune Will Smile Upon You' off of our new album, In Dreams. We could not be more excited to be teaming up with Scott for this. After seeing his work with Animals as Leaders, we know he will be a good match to take this song to an entire new level. We've also just announced our upcoming European dates we'll be doing this June along with our pals in Suicide Silence at our Facebook page, so head over to check them out. Also, be sure to also check out the remainder of the dates we've got this month on the Explosions II Part Deux tour."

The band also recently issued a statement about the delay in releasing the video for "Pendulum," which can be found here.

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A Storm Of Light Streaming Entire New Album

A Storm of Light will be releasing "As the Valley of Death Becomes Us, Our Silver Memories Fade" this coming Tuesday, May 17th, 2011. The band has now partnered up with AOL Noisecreep to stream the new record. You can check out the album, along with comments from frontman Josh Graham, at this location.

A Storm of Light is also preparing to hit the road in support of the new record, heading out alongside Tombs on a tour that sees both bands supporting their new efforts. The trek will kick off with a dual record release show in NYC as the bands takeover The Studio at Webster Hall for a Brooklyn Vegan sponsored show. Dates for the rest of the tour are below.

Thu. June 9 NYC Studio @ Webster Hall (dual record release show)
Fri. June 10 Montreal QC Catakombs (18+)
Sat. June 11 Toronto Sneaky Dee's (18+)
Sun. June 12 Detroit, MI Smalls
Mon. June 13 Chicago IL Pancho's (21+)
Tue. June 14 St. Louis MO Fubar
Wed. June 15 Oklahoma City OK The Conservatory
Fri. June 17 Austin, TX Red 7

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Black Skies Streaming New Song

North Carolina power trio Black Skies will kick off the band's near-month long U.S. tour today in Charlotte. The trek will rock its way through another 23 cities including a host of East Coast locales the band has yet to play. Black Skies will be joined by USX, Backwoods Payback, Generation of Vipers, Caltrop, Sons Of Tonatiuh, and others.

In celebration of the tour commencement, the fine folks at The Obelisk are currently streaming a new track off Black Skies' soon-to-be-unleashed new full length, "On The Wings Of Time." Check out "Valley Of The Kings" here.

The follow-up to 2008's "Hexagon" EP, "On The Wings Of Time" was recorded, produced, and mastered by Harvey Milk's Kyle Spence at his own RJS studios in Athens, Georgia. The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

5/12/2011 The Milestone - Charlotte, NC w/ Trade, Towering Pyre
5/13/2011 The Crayola House - Harrisonburg, VA w/ Backwoods Payback, Earthling, Trade
5/14/2011 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA w/ Backwoods Payback
5/15/2011 Mojo Main - Newark, DE w/ Backwoods Payback, Holy Dirt, Bubonic Bear
5/16/2011 AS220 - Providence, RI w/ Woozy, She Rides, Villainer
5/17/2011 O’Brien’s - Boston, MA w/ Phantom Glue, The Proselyte, Jack Burton vs David Lopan
5/18/2011 Flask Lounge - Portland, ME
5/19/2011 Elm Bar - New Haven, CT w/ Atrina
5/20/2011 St. Vitus - Brooklyn, NY w/ Atomic Bitchwax, Weird Owl, Mirror Queen
5/21/2011 31st Street Pub - Pittsburgh, PA w/ Rogue Vessel, Oktober
5/22/2011 Carabar - Columbus, OH w/ Prosanctus Inferi, Witchaven, Nocturnal, Locusta
5/23/2011 The Green Lantern - Lexington, KY w/ Stampede, Below
5/24/2011 Southgate House - Indianapolis, IN w/ Mala In Se, New Third Worlds
5/25/2011 The Pilot Light - Knoxville, KY w/ US Christmas, Generation of Vipers
5/26/2011 The Get Down - Asheville, NC w/ US Christmas, Generation of Vipers, Caltrop
5/27/2011 King’s - Raleigh, NC w/ US Christmas, Caltrop, Royal Thunder
5/28/2011 Will’s Pub - Orlando, FL w/ Caltrop, Royal Thunder, Druid Lord, Junior Bruce
5/29/2011 C-Level - Panama City Beach w/ Caltrop, Royal Thunder, Death Before Dying
5/30/2011 Siberia - NOLA w/ Caltrop, Royal Thunder
5/31/2011 Hi-Tone - Memphis, TN w/ Caltrop, Royal Thunder
6/01/2011 The Nick - Birmingham, AL w/ Caltrop, Royal Thunder
6/02/2011 529 - Atlanta, GA w/ Caltrop, Royal Thunder, Sons Of Tonatiuh
6/03/2011 Caledonia Lounge - Athens, GA w/ Caltrop
6/04/2011 The Jinx - Savannah, GA w/ Caltrop

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Scream The Prayer Dates Announced

The line-up for the fourth annual Scream The Prayer tour features Norma Jean headlining alongside Sleeping Giant, The Chariot, War of Ages, Close Your Eyes, Texas In July, I The Breather, The Great Commission, Sovereign Strength, and As Hell Retreats. The trek kicks off on July 1st and runs through July 31st, and the currently announced dates are as follows:

7/1 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
7/2 Bushnell, IL @ Cornerstone Festival (Not all STP bands on festival)
7/3 Bushnell, IL @ Cornerstone Festival (Not all STP bands on festival)
7/5 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
7/6 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
7/7 Charlotte, NC @ Amos
7/8 Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
7/9 Jacksonville, FL @ Murray Hill Theatre
7/10 Pratville (Montgomery), AL @ The Blue Iguana
7/11 Little Rock, AR @ Riverfront Pavilion
7/14 Willmar, MN @ Sonshine Festival
7/15 Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre
7/16 Willmar, MN @ Sonshine Festival
7/17 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
7/19 Dayton, OH @ The Attic
7/22 McAllen, TX @ Las Palmas Racepark w/ The All Stars Tour
7/23 San Antonio, TX @ The Backstage Live w/ The All Stars Tour
7/24 Dallas, TX @ The Palladium w/ The All Stars Tour
7/25 Tulsa, OK @ Cains Ballroom
7/26 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
7/27 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
7/28 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
7/30 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
7/31 Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse

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Ascension Streaming New Song Online

Ascension has posted a song online titled "Somewhere Back in Time," which can be heard in the player below. The band also commented on the song:

"The first single from the new album is on YouTube now! We've got big ideas for this album and this is just a preview of what you can expect from the new album! 'Somewhere Back in Time' - the first single from the forthcoming debut Ascension album 'Far beyond the Stars' produced by Ascension and Andy LaRocque at Sonic Train Studios, Varberg, Sweden."

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Pagan's Mind Streaming New Song

Pagan's Mind has posted a new song online titled "Revelation To The End," which is off the band's upcoming album "Heavenly Ecstasy." You can check out the song by heading over to this location.
"Heavenly Ecstasy" will be released on May 31st in North America on SPV/Steamhammer. You can also check out the music video for "Intermission" at this location.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Contact
2. Eyes Of Fire
3. Intermission
4. Into The Aftermath
5. Walk Away In Silence
6. Revelation To The End
7. Follow Your Way
8. Live Your Life Like A Dream
9. The Master's Voice
10. Never Walk Alone
11. When Angels Unite

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Stampede Posts "Send Me Down An Angel" Video

British act Stampede has posted a video clip online for the song "Send Me Down An Angel," which is off the band's new album "A Sudden Impulse." You can check out the clip below.

The "A Sudden Impulse" track listing is as follows:

1. Send Me Down An Angel
2. Jessie
3. Having Fun
4. Make A Change
5. Hard Rock Hell
6. This Road
7. Homeward Bound
8. Shame On You
9. Natural Disaster
10. Humble Pie
11. Flaming Gold

Bonus Tracks:
12. Recharged
13. Flaming Gold (Acoustic)

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Death Wolf Streaming New Song

Death Wolf will be releasing a self-titled full-length album on May 27th, 2011 through Regain Records. A song from the release, titled "The Other Hell," can be heard in the player below.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Circle Of Abomination
2. Weaving Death
3. The Other Hell
4. Morning Czar Shineth
5. Ironwood
6. Sword And Flame
7. Wolfs Pallid Sister
8. Ramsvart
9. Unto Dying Eyes
10. Black Mark
11. Coming Forth By Night
12. Dawn Of Flesh

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Savage Blade Posts Studio Update

Savage Blade has posted a video blog from Serpico Audio, during the band's time recording vocal tracks for the forthcoming second album "Angel Museum." You can check out the clip below.

In The Studio - Vol. 1 from Savage Blade on Vimeo.

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Third In Flames Studio Episode Available

Swedish metal act In Flames has posted the 3rd of 6 web episodes documenting the band in the studio while it recorded its forthcoming new album "Sounds of a Playground Fading." You can check out the clip below. The new album will see a June 21st, 2011 North American release through Century Media Records.

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Haemophagus Announces European Shows

Haemophagus has issued the following announcement about a July 2011 European tour with Mesrine:

"We will be touring Europe for three weeks in July with the Canadian killer grinders Mesrine. We are still looking for help with a few shows so if you or anyone you know can help out drop us a line at haemophagus@hotmail.it!"

The currently announced dates are as follows:

07/09 Trutnov, CZ @ Obscene Extreme Festival
07/10 Leipzig, GER @ Zoro
07/11 Berlin, GER
07/12 Rostock, GER @ Toxis Zuckerfabrik
07/13 Hamburg/Lubeck/Kiel/Bremen/Hannover/Berlin/North Germany
07/14 Munster/Bielefeld/Dortumund/Essel/Dusseldor/North West Germany
07/15 Amsterdam/North Holland
07/16 Rotterdam/Tilburg/Eindhoven/Breda/South Holland
07/17 Bruxelles/Gent, Belgium
07/18 Frankfurt/Mannheim/Karlsruhe/West Germany
07/19 Strasbourg/Nancy/East France
07/20 Paris, FRA @ TBA
07/21 Poitiers, FRA @ Josette Bar
07/22 Toulouse, FRA @ Pavillons Sauvages
07/23 Barcelona, SPA @ La Papa
07/25 Marseille, FRA @ TBA
07/26 Italy
07/27 Bologna, ITA @ Lazzaretto Occupato

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Turisas Postpones Spanish Shows

After previously announcing new live shows in Spain and Portugal that were scheduled to take place later this month, Turisas has now issued the following update about postponing the dates:

"Due to unforeseen technical problems, Turisas is sad to confirm that they have had to postpone their forthcoming dates in Spain and Portugal. We are working with the local promoters right now to reschedule these shows in November 2011.

"The shows are NOT cancelled and current ticket holders will be able to use their tickets for the rescheduled shows. We are hoping to announce the new schedule in the next 48 hours. Our sincere apologies to all those who have already bought tickets and were looking forward to the shows – we are definitely still coming, just not as soon as we had hoped.

"As some consolation, we can tell that Turisas will be coming to Spain for a one-off special event in June – more details very soon."

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Non Essential Announces New Vocalist

Spanish band Non Essential has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new vocalist:

"It's official: Fernando Broseta (Prometheus, Influence, Sigma Zero) is the new singer of Non Essential.

"Fernando has been imposed on other candidates showing great technique and an interest to join the band. From this week on we started to work in the bag and look forward to more news soon. On June 11th you can hear Fernanndo in Durango!"

You can also check out the band's music by heading over to the official Non Essential MySpace music profile.

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Nervecell Posts "Psychogenocide" Studio Video

Nervecell, which recently announced an appearance at the upcoming Summer Breeze festival, has now posted the first studio video clip online from the band's time recording "Psychogenocide." You can check out the clip below.

"Psychogenocide" was produced and engineered by Rami H. Mustafa at Spellbind Studio in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Mixing and mastering were handled by Wojtek and Slawek Wieslawscy at Hertz Studios (Behemoth, Vader, Decapitated) in Bialystok, Poland. The album also features a guest appearance by Karl Sanders doing vocals on the song "Shunq (To The Despaired…King of Darkness)." The "Psychogenocide" track list is as follows:

01. Anemic Assurgency (02:04)
02. Upon An Epidemic Scheme (04:56)
03. All Eyes On Them (05:14)
04. Amok Doctrine (05:25)
05. Psychogenocide (04:32)
06. Imprint (03:16)
07. Shunq (To The Despaired…King Of Darkness) (05:29)
08. The Taste Of Betrayal (03:39)
09. Driven By Nescience (04:35)
10. Nation's Plague (05:41)

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Megadeth Posts Studio Footage

Megadeth recently entered the studio to record the follow-up to "Endgame." The band has now posted a brief studio video online with David Ellefson and Shawn Drover discussing the recording. You can check out the clip below.

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Almah Discusses Recording New Album

Almah recently entered the studio to record the follow-up to the 2008 album "Fragile Equality." This week the band has started to work on the new releases guitar parts. Brazilian journalist Felix Briano from Fullrock.com has now conducted an interview with Almah's guitarist Marcelo Barbosa about how the new material is going.

Discussing if the new material can be compared to the last album, Barbosa stated "In some parts, but we won't abandon the technical side which is one of the most important features of the band. That time the songs themselves were the central point of the attention and the arragements permeated them with some temperance, which doesn't appear so much in Fragile Equality - the album that I adore. But now it's a different moment and since we express in the music the way we think and the way we live at the moment, it couldn't be the same."

Further excerpts from the interview about the band's recording process can be found below.

Fullrock: You live in Brasília and the rest of the guys are from São Paulo and Caxias do Sul, all the places are in different states in the country with a very big territory. How did the composing become possible in such conditions?

Marcelo: This time it has been a little bit different. It's been a bit faster than in case of the previous CD. We started to exchange some ideas through the Internet. When we had got enough material, we set up an appointment and spent almost a week in São Paulo in order to finalize the songs and the arrangements for the new album and right after that Moreira entered the studio to record the drums. This part has already been finished and this week we start to record the guitars, acoustic guitars and the bass.

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Black Epiphany Streaming New Track

Black Epiphany has posted a new song online titled "Unbound," which is the first single from the band's new album "Catatonic Utopia." You can check out the track in the widget below.

You can also find Black Epiphany's most recent interview with Metalunderground.com here, or check out the band's addition to the "Pit Stories" column by navigating over to this location.

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Zemial To Play Rites Of Darkness Fest

Front man Vorskaath of Zemial has checked in with the following announcement about the band performing at the Rites of Darkness Festival:

"The time for Zemial to land on the shores of the New World has arrived. It is with great pleasure that I now confirm that Zemial will headline the Rites of Darkness Festival in San Antonio - Texas on Saturday the 9th of December 2011.

"Our headlining slot will give the American fans the singular opportunity to experience Zemial live, performing music from our entire discography and including songs from 1991 all the way to 2011 - from the rawest to the most progressive material.

"The USA has, since the very beginning, been a very strong and loyal fan base for Zemial (Texas particularly so) and this show is a great chance to connect with those supporters and leave our mark forever on the shores of the New World."

You can also check out Metalunderground.com's review of the Zemial album "In Monumentum" at this location.

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New Vader Studio Footage Available

European death metal act veterans Vader have posted its fourth studio report online for streaming. The band entered Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland last month to begin recording its forthcoming new full length, "Welcome To The Morbid Reich". You can view the footage in the player below.

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Serpentcult Signs With Listenable Records

Belgian extreme metal act Serpentcult has announced that it has reached a deal with Listenable Records. The signing comes in time for the band to release its forthcoming new album, titled "Raised By Wolves," this summer though the label. You can view the album's track listing below.

1. Raised By Wolves
2. Crippled And Frozen
3. Longing For Hyperborea
4. Growth Of The Soil

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New System Of A Down Live Footage Posted Online

Bootleg video footage has been posted online from System of a Down's first show in its ongoing reunion tour. You can view the band's setlist for the North American leg of its reunion tour at this location while checking out the band's performance of the song "Toxicity" in the player provided.

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Def Leppard Performs On Jay Leno Show

Video footage has been posted online featuring Def Leppard's recent performance on the Jay Leno show. You can check out the performance of the track "Pour Some Sugar on Me" in the plyer below.

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Premonition 13 Reveals Debut Album Tracklisting

Premonition 13, the new stoner-metal/hard rock/thrash project from Scott "Wino" Weinrich, has revealed the tracklisting for its upcoming debut album "13." You can view the tracklisting for the effort below while streaming the band's entire debut 7-inch vinyl in the soundcloud player provided. "13" is set to be released on June 21, 2011 through Volcom Entertainment.

1. B.E.A.U.T.Y.
2. Hard To Say
3. Clay Pigeons
4. Senses
5. La Hechicera de la Jeringa (Prelude)
6. La Hechicera de la Jeringa
7. Deranged Rock N' Roller
8. Modern Man
9. Peyote Road

Premonition 13 - S/T 7" by VolcomEnt

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Kill Ritual Issues Band Update

Kill Ritual has posted the following update online;

"After the demise of Imagika, Wayne and I decided to form a new band that would bring life to the music we had been working on after Imagika called it a day. We had a goal in mind of writing music that reflected our influences from thrash, classic, progressive, power, whatever-kicks-ass metal and this required bringing in experienced players that have been there and done that. We were lucky enough to come in contact with Roberto and Danyael, who had the kind of pedigree and experience we were definitely looking for.

"Having both been in bands that have released numerous albums worldwide and toured extensively, they are a perfect fit for this new band. The missing element was, of course, vocalist Josh, who came into the band with the work ethic, experience and attitude that is essential as a vocalist to help the songs take on a life of their own. His unique and identifiable vocal style is the change we needed from our past projects as we definitely had the idea of Kill Ritual taking a new direction from our collective past bands and I think we have achieved that. I mean, what's the point of rehashing what you've already done? I feel the rough demo tracks [we have released] show this and are only a hint of what's to come."

You can check out some of Kill Ritual's demos in the players provided below. More...

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Revolver's "Fallen Heroes" Video Tribute Posted

The "Fallen Heroes" video tribute which was played during the 2011 Revolver Golden Gods Awards has been posted online. The video pays tribute to Ronnie James Dio, Slipknot's Paul Gray, Avenged Sevenfold's The Rev, Type O Negative's Peter Steele and Alice In Chains' Mike Starr. You can view the video in the player below.

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The Faceless Posts New Song Online

Update: After vocalist Derek Rydquist announced his departure from The Faceless, the band issued a statement through Facebook confirming that new vocalist Geoffrey Ficco appears on this song.

American progressive death metal act The Faceless has posted a new demo cut of a new song online. The track, titled "The Eidolon Reality," is to be featured on the band's forthcoming as-yet-untitled full length. You can check out the song in the player below.

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New Feature Film Inspired By The Late Cliff Burton

A new feature film, titled "Hesher," is set to open in theaters on May 16, 2011 in which the main character was reportedly inspired by late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton - who tragically passed away on September 27, 1986 in a vehicle accident. A trailer for the film, which features Metallica's music throughout, can be found in the player below. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who plays the title character, commented on Metallica's response to the film by saying;

"They dug the movie. It was a real honor and I took a lot of inspiration for this character from the basis of some of their early albums [and] this guy named Cliff Burton, who played on 'Master Of Puppets' and 'Ride The Lightning'. And when the band saw it, they were like, 'You know what?! He reminds us of Cliff,' and we didn't even tell them that's what we were going for. And they let us use their songs and I was actually moved because I grew up headbanging to Metallica."

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Sarah Jezebel Deva Posts New Album Samples

Sarah Jezebel Deva, best known for her work in Cradle of Filth, has posted song samples from her upcoming new full length album, "The Corruption Of Mercy," which will reach store shelves in September. You can view the album's tracklisting below and check out the full album sample in the player provided.

1. No Paragon Of Virtue
2. The World Won't Hold Your Hand
3. A Matter Of Convenience
4. Silence Please
5. Zombie
6. Pretty With Effects
7. What Lies Before You
8. Sirens
9. The Eyes That Lie
10. The Corruption Of Mercy

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This Is Hell Added To Shai Hulud Trek

Shai Hulud and This Is Hell will be teaming up for a tour of Canada this coming May and June. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.

06/26 St. Catharines, ON – Scene Fest
06/27 Hamilton, ON – Casbah
06/28 London, ON – London Music Hall Lounge
06/29 Toronto, ON – Sneaky Dee’s
06/30 Oshawa, ON – The Green Bottle
07/01 Kingston, ON – Time To Laugh
07/02 Gatineau, QC – Heart Fest
07/03 Montreal, QC – Underworld
07/04 Quebec City, QC – L’Agitee
07/05 Saguenay, QC – Elks Lodge
07/06 Trois Rivieres, QC – L’App Art

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Dates Revealed For 2011 "All Star Tour"

The first batch of dates have been revealed for the upcoming 2011 "All Stars Tour," which includes Emmure, Alesana, iwrestledabearonce, blessthefall, and more. You can view the list of confirmed bands at this location, with the currently announced dates, cities and venues being located below. More dates for both the United States and Canada are expected to be added in the coming weeks.

07/22 McAllen, TX – Las Palmas Racepark
07/23 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
07/24 Dallas, TX – The Palladium
07/26 Louisville, KY – Expo Five
07/27 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
07/28 Chicago, IL – Congress Theatre
07/29 Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Theatre
07/30 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
07/31 St. Paul, MN – Station 4 Outdoors
08/02 Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
08/03 Montreal, QC – Olympia
08/04 Reading, PA – Eagle Theatre at The Sov Center
08/05 Poughkeepsie, NY – Mid Hudson Civic Center
08/06 Fitchburg, MA – Central Mass Expo Center
08/07 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
08/09 Baltimore, MD – Sonar
08/10 Richmond, VA – The National
08/11 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
08/12 Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
08/14 Pensacola, FL – Seville Quarter Party Plaza
08/18 Scottsdale, AZ – Venue of Scottsdale
08/19 San Diego, CA – Soma
08/20 Anaheim, CA – The Grove

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Metal Bands Announced For 2011 "Soundwave" Tour

Notable metal bands have been revealed to be taking part in the forthcoming Australian "Soundwave Revolution" tour. The four date trek, which features over thirty bands in total, will begin in Brisbane on September 24, 2011. You can view the list of confirmed metal bands as well as the tour dates below.

Alice Cooper
Machine Head
Set Your Goals
The Devin Townsend Project
The Damned Things
Steel Panther
Every Time I Die
Funeral For A Friend
Times of Grace
The Acacia Strain
In This Moment
The Word Alive
Holy Grail

Pop and rock acts are also scheduled to appear*

09/24 Brisbane, QLD – Soundwave Revolution 2011
09/25 Sydney, NSW – Soundwave Revolution 2011
09/30 Melbourne, VIC – Soundwave Revolution 2011
10/01 Adelaide, SA – Soundwave Revolution 2011
10/03 Perth, WA – Soundwave Revolution 2011

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Decapitated Reveals New Album Cover Art

Polish death metal veterans Decapitated have revealed the cover art for its forthcoming new album "Carnival Is Forever." Guitarist & founding member Waclaw Kieltyka commented on the cover art’s intent and photography by Lukasz Jaszak by saying;

"Very intriguing and quite strange for a metal album but surely staying in memory. A vital thing is that it's a photo. We did not want any computer graphics this time or anything artificial or plastic. The same regards the production of the album. We had actually been thinking about getting a painting for the cover but unfortunately we couldn't do it. Maybe next time"

You can view the album's cover art at this location.

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Metal Bands To Appear On "Vans Warped Tour" Comp

A handful of metalcore bands have been revealed to be taking part in the forthcoming 2011 "Vans Warped Tour" compilation album. Notable acts set to appear include A Day To Remember, Set Your Goals, The Devil Wears Prada, Asking Alexandria, Abandon All Ships, Of Mice & Men, A Skylit Drive, August Burns Red, I Set My Friends On Fire, Miss May I, Motionless In White, and The Word Alive. You can view the compilation's full tracklisting below.

- Disc 1 -
1. Paramore – For A Pessimist, I’m Pretty Optimistic
2. A Day To Remember – All Signs Point To Lauderdale
3. Set Your Goals – Certain
4. The Devil Wears Prada – Anatomy
5. Asking Alexandria – Closure
6. Attack Attack! – A For Andrew
7. Big D and the Kids Table – Modern American Gypsy
8. Vonnegutt – Bright Eyes
9. Moving Mountains – Where Two Bodies Lie
10. The Wonder Years – Don’t Let Me Cave In
11. Neo Geo – Can’t Catch Me
12. Hellogoodbye – Finding Something To Do
13. Family Force 5 – Wobble
14. Abandon All Ships – Take One Last Breath
15. Of Mice & Men – Purified
16. Veara – Pull Your Own Weight
17. The Dangerous Summer – Good Things
18. Every Avenue – Tell Me I’m A Wreck
19. A Skylit Drive – Too Little Too Late
20. Big Chocolate – Sound Of My Voice
21. The Dance Party – Sasha Don’t Sleep
22. Street Dogs – Punk Rock And Roll
23. Blacklist Royals – Riverside
24. Elway – Whispers In A Shot Glass
25. The Copyrights – Worn Out Passport More...

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Agnostic Front To Hit The Road With The Mongloids

Hardcore Punk veterans Agnostic Front have announced that it will be heading out on a new United States tour this coming September. Support on the trek will come from The Mongloids and Naysayer. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.

09/06 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
09/07 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
09/08 West Hollywood, CA – Key Club
09/09 San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside
09/10 Sacramento, CA – The Distillery
09/11 Lancaster, CA – The Bamboo Club
09/12 Las Vegas, NV – Cheyenne Saloon
09/13 Salt Lake City, UT – Burt’s Tiki Lounge
09/14 Denver, CO – The Marquis Theater
09/15 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
09/16 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
09/18 Dallas, TX – Trees
09/19 Houston, TX – Walters on Washington
09/20 Corpus Christi, TX – Theo’s Billiard Saloon
09/21 San Antonio, TX – The Korova
09/22 Austin, TX – Emo’s
09/23 El Paso, TX – M’s Lips Lounge

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Setlist Revealed For System Of A Down Tour

The setlist has been revealed for System of a Down's reunion tour which kicked off recently in Canada and will reach multiple cities through North America before heading oversees into Europe. The setlist for the band's reunion tour is as follow, with six songs to alternate at each stop - based on fan voted selections.

1. Prison Song
2. B.Y.O.B.
3. Know
4. Needles
5. Deer Dance
6. Attack
7. Radio/Video
8. Hypnotize
9. Question!
10. Suggestions
11. Psycho
12. Chop Suey
13. Lonely Day
14. Soldier Side Interlude
15. Soldier Side
16. Kill Rock ‘n Roll
17. Lost in Hollywood
18. Forest
19. Science
20. Holy Mountains
21. Aerials
22. Tentative
23. Cigaro
24. Suite-Pee
25. War?
26. Toxicity
27. P.L.U.C.K.
28. Sartarabad
29. Sugar

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Teaser Of New Limp Bizkit Single Posted Online

A thirty second teaser clip of the new single from American nu-metal/rap-metal veterans Limp Bizkit has been posted online. The track, titled "Shotgun," will be released as a digital single on May 17, 2011 with the band's new album "Gold Cobra" arriving in stores on June 28, 2011.

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Dredg Announces European Tour

Dredg has revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of Europe. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.

06/03 Dortmund, GER – FZW
06/04 Nurnberg, GER – Frankstadion
06/05 Nurburg, GER – Nurburgring
06/07 Hamburg, GER – Ubel & Gefahrlich
06/08 Bielefeld, GER – Ringlokschuppen
06/14 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg
06/16 Helsinki, FIN – Kaisaniemen Puisto
06/17 Legnano, ITA – Land Of Live
06/21 Ravenna, ITA – Rock Planet
06/23 Madrid, SPA – Sala La Riviera Madrid

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