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Metal News for May 13, 2010

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26 news articles posted on this day.

Place Of Skulls Updates Tour Schedule

Tennessee based religious doom metal act Place of Skulls has announced the following string of upcoming live shows:

5/22 2010 Bannerfest Knoxville, TN
6/19 2010 Longbranch Saloon Knoxville, Tennessee
7/2 2010 Cornerstone Festival Marietta (near Bushnell), IL
7/24 2010 The Downtown Morristown, Tennessee

You can also check out sample Place of Skulls tracks through the band's MySpace page.

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Watch Limp Bizkit's Performance on Jay Leno

LIMP BIZKIT performed the song “Take A Look Around” on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on NBC-TV. Check out the video below:

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Funerus Announces Festival Appearances

Self proclaimed "low-end sewage" death metallers and Ibex Moon recording artist Funerus will be playing a pair of European festivals this summer. Funerus bassist Jill McEntee issued the following statement about the festival appearances and update about working on a new album:

"We are very happy to announce that Funerus will be playing some European festivals this summer. The band will be playing the Kaltenbach Open Air on July 15th in Steiermark, Austria, and July 16th at Obscene Extreme 2010, Trutnov, Czech Republic. We will bring the sewage! In other Funerus news, recording has been going well for our sophomore album. The new release will be titled Reduced to Sludge. Anyone who was into Festering Earth will definitely like this follow up slab of sewage death! Hope to see a lot of you on the road in 2010!”

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Mastodon Reschedules Rochester Show

Mastodon has rescheduled their canceled Rochester, NY show at the Water Street Music Hall for May 24th. All tickets from the show's original April 27th date will still be honored. The upcoming Mastodon tour dates are as follows:

5/13 2010 Shrine Auditorium BIllings, Montana, US
5/14 2010 The Venue Fargo, North Dako, US
5/15 2010 Sokol Auditorium Omaha, Nebraska, US
5/16 2010 Liberty Hall Lawrence, Kansas, US
5/18 2010 Orpheum Theater Madison, Wisconsin, US
5/19 2010 Canopy Club Urbana, Illinois, US
5/20 2010 Minglewood Hall Memphis, Tennessee, US
5/21 2010 Valarium Knoxville, Tennessee, US
5/22 2010 Buster’s Lexington, Kentucky, US
5/23 2010 Rock On The Range Columbus, Ohio, US
5/24 2010 Water Street Music Hall Rochester, NY
6/5 2010 Rock Am Ring Nurburgring, GERMANY
6/6 2010 Rock Im Park Nuremberg, GERMANY
6/7 2010 Tivoli Utrecht, NL
6/8 2010 BOERDERIJ ZOETERMEER, NL
6/10 2010 Norwegian Wood Festival Oslo, NO
6/11 2010 Sweden Rock Festival Solvesborg, SE
6/12 2010 Copenhell Festival Copenhagen, DK
6/14 2010 AJZ Talschock Chemnitz, GERMANY
6/16 2010 Bemowo Airport Warsaw, PL
6/18 2010 Jonschwill Degenaupark Zurich, CH
6/19 2010 Mimon Airport Prague, CZ
6/23 2010 Levski Stadium Sofia, BG
6/24 2010 Terra Vibe Park Athens, GR
6/25 2010 Inonu Stadium Istanbul, TR
6/27 2010 Romexpo Bucharest, RO
6/28 2010 B1 Maximum Moscow, RU
7/1 2010 Peace & Love Festival Borlange, SE
7/3 2010 Tuska Festival Helsinki, FI
9/16 2010 CHARTER ONE PAVILION Chicago, Illinois, US
9/17 2010 DTE Energy Center Detroit, Michigan , US
9/18 2010 Molson Amphitheatre Toronto, CA
9/20 2010 MOHEGAN SUN CASINO Uncasville, Connecticu, US
9/22 2010 Agannis Arena Boston, Massachuse, US
9/24 2010 Madison Square Garden New York, New York, US
9/28 2010 Lakewood Amphtheatre Atlanta, Georgia, US
10/1 2010 Scottrade Arena St. Louis, Missouri, US
10/4 2010 Red Rocks Denver, Colorado, US
10/7 2010 GM Place Vancouver, CA
10/8 2010 Key Arena Seattle, Washington, US
10/9 2010 Memorial Coliseum Portland, Oregon , US
10/15 2010 Viejas Arena San Diego, CA

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Den Saakaldte Splits With Drummer

Norwegian black metallers Den Saakaldte have checked in with the following update about parting ways with their drummer Anders Kobro:

"We are in the position to announce that due to the distance between us, we came to a conclusion that we can't continue working with Kobro behind the drum kit. Kobro during the last months was a precious help and Den Saakaldte thank him for his services and dedication. The new album though is going to be rehearsed and worked a lot and the Kristiansand-Oslo distance makes our goal unreachable. We will have to start the searching for a new drummer that will be located in Oslo, soon. We will get back with news when we have news."

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Video Interview With Obscura Bassist Available

Metalinjection.net has posted a new video interview online, as part of their "Instruments of Death" series, with Obscura bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling. Jeroen talks about his history as a bass player, the specific bass that he uses, the band's songwriting process, and much more. The video clip can be viewed below.

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Parkway Drive Posts New Album Teaser

Australian metalcore act Parkway Drive is set to release their third album, "Deep Blue," on June 29th via Epitaph Records. "Deep Blue" was tracked and mixed in Los Angeles, CA by Joe Barresi (Queens Of The Stone Age, Bad Religion, Tool), and mastered by engineer Brian Gardner. A teaser trailer for the album can be viewed below

"It's basically about the search for truth in a world that seems to be devoid of that," says vocalist and lyricist Winston McCall, explaining the narrative running through the album. "The story is told through the eyes of a man who wakes up and realizes that his life is a lie and nothing he believes in is real. So he tries to find the truth within himself and his journey takes him to the bottom of the ocean and back again."

"It's definitely the Parkway record I'm most proud of," claims Winston. "We felt like were in the deep-end recording with someone new, so to have it come out exactly how we wanted it, and pretty much exceed our expectations, is a big ask, but that's exactly what Joe did for us."

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High On Fire's "The Daily Habit" Performance Video

High On Fire’s recent live performance of “Frost Hammer” on “The Daily Habit” has been posted online:

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Andralls Announces European Tour

Brazilian thrash act Andralls is now crossing Europe in its second leg of the "Let's Kill Again Tour," presenting the band's recent self-titled album. The album was released worldwide via Xtreem Music back in November 2009. The second leg of the tour will consist of almost 40 shows crossing Portugal, Spain, Italy, Slovenia, Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Netherlands and Belgium. The currently announced tour dates are as follows:

14.05.2010 - SPA - Dark Factory Metal Club / Sabadell, (Barcelona)
15.05.2010 - SPA - VI Brutologos Fest / Itero de la Vega (Palencia)
16.05.2010 - SPA - Sala Ultimatum / Zaragoza
20.05.2010 - ITA - Carlito's Way / Torbido
21.05.2010 - ITA - TBA
22.05.2010 - ITA - TBA
23.05.2010 - ITA - TBA / Roma
26.05.2010 - SLN - Channel Zero / Ljubljana
27.05.2010 - AUT - TBA
28.05.2010 - AUT - TBA
29.05.2010 - SVK - TBA
30.05.2010 - CZE - TBA More...

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Office Of Strategic Influence Signs To Metal Blade

Office Of Strategic Influence (OSI), the hard rock duo formed by Jim Matheos (Fates Warning) and Kevin Moore (Chroma Key, Dream Theater), has inked a deal with Metal Blade Records. Their 2009 album "Blood" included guests Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree) and Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth). Past participants include Mike Portnoy on the first two albums, Sean Malone and Steven Wilson on the debut album, and Joey Vera (Armored Saint, Fates Warning) on "Free." OSI is currently working on their fourth album and Metal Blade debut for a late 2010 release.

Metal Blade founder and CEO Brian Slagel commented on the signing: "We are very excited to welcome OSI to the Metal Blade Family. I have been a big fan of the band and all of us here can't wait to work on the new album."

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Scaremaker Streaming New Song

Scaremaker is set to release the debut album "What Evil Have They Summoned..." via Razorback Recordings later this year. The band has now posted a new song online from the album, titled "The Possessor." The new track, along with the previously uploaded "Nocturnal Bloodbath," can be heard via the official Scaremaker MySpace page.

The track listing for the album is as follows:

1. Dark Night of the Scaremaker (intro)
2. Demonic Infestation
3. The Hatched
4. Carpathian Breed
5. In the Shadow of the Matriarch
6. Burning Inquisition
7. Diabolical Metamorphosis
8. Gore Shriek
9. The Possessor
10. Nocturnal Bloodbath
11. Fatal Eve (instrumental)
12. Archaic Offerings
13. Devil's Son (DC LaCroix cover song)

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Steel Horse Inks Deal With Storm Spell Records

Spanish heavy metal band Steel Horse has inked a deal with Storm Spell Records for a U.S. release of the band's debut album "Wild Power." The album, which was previously released in Spain in 2009, is set for a U.S. release sometime in June. The upcoming Steel Horse tour dates are as follows:

5/29 2010 FESTIVAL GINETAROCK, La gineta, Albacete (recinto municipal) albacete, ES
7/16 2010 +WILDAN, Sala EspaCIU Malaga, Málaga , ES
8/12 2010 FESTIVAL LEYENDAS DEL ROCK San Javier, Murcia , ES
10/16 2010 ROCK METAL FEST Pamplona, Navarra , ES

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Arsis Posts Guitar Lesson Video

Virginia-based melodic tech death metal act Arsis has uploaded a video guitar lesson with guitarist/vocalist Jim Malone. The video clip can be viewed below.

You can also catch Arsis live on the following dates: More...

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Kittie Checks In From The Road

Kittie has checked in from the road with a new tour video blog, which can be viewed below.

The upcoming Kittie tour dates are as follows: More...

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Metsatoll Updates Tour Schedule

Estonian metallers Metsatöll have announced they will be performing two upcoming June shows with Oort. Drummer Marko Atso commented:

"Metsatöll and Oort will unite their forces and will be playing full-length shows in Tallinn and Rakvere on the first week of July. We decided to start the summer together. Similar to the way Oort and Metsatöll fit together, the listeners of both bands have a common understanding of the worlds affairs. Knowing the good synergy we have had at our mutual shows, I believe that those who come to listen and see us will leave the show with a very good feeling."

"Since we have been doing the same thing since the beginning of times and shared stages with the same line-up, we are always glad to participate in something good," adds Sulev Salm, the guitarist of Oort.

The upcoming Metsatöll tour dates are as follows: More...

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Shadows Fall To Play Three Shows With Chimaira

Shadows Fall has issued the following brief announcement about performing three upcoming tour dates alongside Chimaira: "Before we head out on this summers Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival we will be doing 3 dates with our good friends in Chimaira. Below are all the dates and details. Hope to see you in the pit."

The dates are as follows:

7/6 Portland OR Hawthorne Theater
7/7 Chico CA Senator Theater
7/8 Reno NV Knitting Factory

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To-Mera Announces Mini U.K. Tour

Progressive metal act To-Mera has announced three upcoming live shows for their U.K. mini-tour. The band commented on the tour dates: "We shall be headlining on the 16th and 18th. Please note that the 17th is a pre-club night early show (check times with the venue), so get there early if you don't want to miss us!"

The details are as follows:

7/16 - The Underworld, London
7/17- MOHO Live, Manchester (w/ Liquid Sky and Weeping Silence)
7/18 - Asylum 2, Birmingham

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Black Tusk Announces New Tour Dates

Savannah, GA’s Black Tusk will embark on a four-week US tour, co-headlining with Atlanta’s Zoroaster, starting in mid-June in support of their Relapse debut "Taste The Sin." This tour immediately follows the band’s dates with the Eyehategod in early June. Black Tusk will also be touring alongside Pentagram later this month, around the new album's May 25th release date.

Additionally, Black Tusk has debuted the second preview track off "Taste The Sin." The song, “Red Eyes, Black Skies”, can be heard via the band’s MySpace page along with the previously uploaded “Embrace The Madness."

The upcoming Black Tusk tour dates are as follows:

***All dates from 5/21 thru 29 w/ PENTAGRAM***
5/21 Raleigh, NC Volume 11 Tavern
5/22 Savannah, GA The Jinx
5/23 Orlando, FL The Backbooth
5/27 New Orleans, LA The Hanger
5/28 Nashville, TN The End
5/29 Newport, KY Southgate House
***All dates from 6/5 thru 9 w/ EYEHATEGOD***
6/5 Raleigh, NC Volume 11 Tavern
6/6 Louisville, KY Headliners
6/9 Richmond, VA Alley Katz More...

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Bring Me The Horizon To Tour Australia

Bring Me The Horizon will embark on a string of Australian tour dates this coming September. The band commented on the tour: "Australia Were excited to announce that we are coming back to Australia this September - supporting our friends in Bullet For My Valentine with Cancer Bats! tickets on sale May 27th at 9am!"

The currently announced dates are as follows:

9/5 PERTH, CHALLENGE STADIUM
9/7 ADELAIDE, THEBARTON THEATRE
9/9 MELBOURNE, FESTIVAL HALL
9/10 SYDNEY, HORDERN PAVILION
9/11 BRISBANE, THE RIVERSTAGE

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One Without Announces European Tour

One Without has checked in with the following announcement about a European tour:

"Hey gents and gals! Some great news for you! We have been awaiting this and now we can tell you that we are going on a European tour as main support for The Genitorturers! The tour is between the 29th of May and the 11th of June. So be sure to catch us when we come to a city near you!

"We can also tell you that we have been working with writing new material for an upcoming album (Not sure when yet) and we might just be playing some of these new songs for you guys on this tour! Be sure to catch us in a town near you and you will get a night to remember!"

The upcoming One Without tour dates are as follows:

5/29 2010 ROCK PLANET Ravenna, Cervia, ITALY Find Tickets
5/30 2010 Z7 Pratteln, Pratteln, SWITZERLAND
6/2 2010 APOLO 2 Barcelona, Barcelona, SPAIN
6/6 2010 BAROEG ROTTERDAM (NL), NETHERLANDS
6/8 2010 LA LAITERIE Strasbourg (FR), strasbourg, FRANCE
6/9 2010 Nouveau Casino Paris, PARIS, FRANCE
6/10 2010 DE KLINKER Aarschot, BELGIUM
6/11 2010 TBA London, UNITED KINGDOM

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Just For Fun

Betty White Goes Death Metal

In the Mother's Day 2010 edition of Saturday Night Live, Betty White (Golden Girls) did something no one would ever guess. After the entire cast sang "Thank You For Being A Friend" to her, she got up and did her own death metal version of the song. Check out the skit below, courtesy of Metal Injection.

SNL has been doing a lot of metal-themed sketches lately. You can check more of them out here.

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Death Of Desire's Guitarist Arrested

German extreme metal band Death Of Desire has issued the following update regarding the arrest of their guitarist:

"Our guitar player Morbid was arrested and has been taken into the SDCJ (San Diego Central Jail) in California, where he remains captive. We are uncertain of the charges being pressed and the sentence to be served."

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Tristania Reveals New Album Details

Norwegian gothic metal band Tristania has issued the following update:

"As we are now completely done with the recording, mixing and mastering of the new album, we proudly announce that Tristania's sixth album has been entitled Rubicon. We think the result has turned out amazing, and we're extremely eager to get this album released. The photo shoot has already taken place in the Angst-im-Wald studio in Germany, and the only thing which isn't finished yet is the artwork design."

The tracklisting for "Rubicon" is as follows:

01. Year of the Rat
02. Protection
03. Patriot Games
04. The Passing
05. Exile
06. Sirens
07. The Emerald Piper (bonus track)
08. Vulture
09. Amnesia
10. Magical Fix
11. Illumination

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Masakari Signs To Southern Lord Records

The brutal, metallic, crust punk attack of MASAKARI's debut album will be released on June 8th, 2010 via Southern Lord Recordings.

The label describes the sound on their new album: "MASAKARI unleash a devastating blend of d-beat crust and anxious hardcore descendant to His Hero Is Gone and From Ashes Rise, as well as more punk/crust founders G.I.S.M. and Discharge, and adopt these classic styles to their own point-blank, by-the-throat approach. Crushing, discordant riffing smashes its way through the barrage of ravenous drum battery, broken, eerie guitar leads entangled in the song structures, and all fueled by guttural, searing vocals that power the angry, socio-politically inspired lyrics."

Following a 7" on Halo of Flies Records, the quartet has constructed their debut full-length "The Prophet Feeds," bearing 10 tracks showcasing the band's elevated songwriting, as well as their increasing hatred for governmental corruption, greed and atrocities against humanity. The album was engineered by Bill Korecky (Incantation, Keelhaul, Integrity) and recorded at Mars Studio in the band's home town of Cleveland.

You can download an MP3 of the track "Rapid Dominance" from "The Prophet Feeds" to get a taste of the new material.

Here's Masakari's "The Prophet Feeds" tracklisting:

1. XVI Rapid Dominance
2. X Pain Conceived as a Tool
3. XI Nausea
4. XII Abandoned
5. VIII Echoes
6. XIV The Voiceless
7. IX Tempt Providence
8. XIII Rise or Fall
9. XV Echelon
10. Outro

MASAKARI will be heading to Europe later this month for an extended tour, with more details to be announced shortly. In the meantime they'll be appearing at a few Midwest US shows to prepare for the onslaught. Here are the latest shows announced:

5/15/2010 Tower 2012 - Cleveland, OH *record release show
5/16/2010 Eagles Nest - Milwaukee, WI w/ Protestant, Enabler *tape release show

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Horned Almighty Issues Studio Update

Danish black metal band Horned Almighty has issued the following studio update:

"All drums, guitars and bass for NECRO SPIRITUALS has been recorded and thus we started tracking vocals yesterday. 3 songs down ... 6 to go! Absolutely insane growling and howling performance by S ... tracklisting and so on will soon be revealed! This wilderbeast of an album is slowly taking shape and the more of the puzzle that comes together, the more diabolical and perverted it will probably turn out!!! "

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Metalhit Offers Free Digital Music at MD Deathfest

Metalhit.com has organized a FREE Digital Music Compilation to be distributed at the Maryland Deathfest (May 28th-30th). The compilation will come in the form of a card, each with a unique code that will allow recipients to redeem their free compilation at the Metalhit.com website.

The card will be distributed at the Sevared Records, Paragon Records and Deathgasm Records vendor booths at the event. Stop by, pick one up, and check out the goods at these tables! Get them before they're gone (only 1,000 will be distributed).

The free compilation includes 16 songs featuring: WATAIN and PENTAGRAM, both of whom are performing at the event, as well as other stellar bands like REVOCATION, THE CRINN, WORMROT, GRAVES OF VALOR, HAIL OF BULLETS, NOMINON, CARDIAC ARREST, SECTIONED, DIABOLIC, COLONIZE THE ROTTING, ALDAARON, SACRILEGIOUS IMPALEMENT, VULVECTOMY, and ORTHRUS.

Metalhit.com will have download cards available at other worldwide metal events this year, such as the Michigan Deathfest and the Devilstone Festival in Lithuania.

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