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Metal News for May 14, 2009

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27 news articles posted on this day.

Fallen Martyr Posts Live Video Of New Song Online

Fallen Martyr presents from their upcoming EP titled “The Six Roots of True Will” a live video of “The Man Becomes the Prophet.” You can watch the video below. More...

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Bilocate Confirmed For Devilstone Festival 2009

Jordanian dark Oriental metal band BILOCATE is confirmed to perform in the upcoming DevilStone Open air Festival 2009 in Anykšciai, Lithuania which will take place on July 17th to 19th. This will be BILOCATE's first appearance in Europe alongside SEPULTURA, KEEP OF KALESSIN, CROCELL, SINISTER and many others.

The full line up of 20 bands confirmed is as follows:

SEPULTURA [Brazil, groovy thrash metal]
KEEP OF KALESSIN [Norway, modern black metal]
SINISTER [Netherlands, technical death metal]
CODE [England/Norway, nostalgic black metal]
TRAUMA [Poland, death metal]
ZAS [Lithuania, sociopolitical metal/rock]
BILOCATE [Jordan, atmospheric oriental death metal]
LEPROUS [Norway, challenging progressive metal]
AZARATH [Poland, straightforward death metal]
FRAILTY [Latvia, doom/death metal]
OBTEST [Lithuania, expressive pagan metal]
NAHASH [Lithuania, occult black metal]
THE PROWLERS [Italy, progressive power/heavy metal]
DIABOLICAL [Sweden, catchy death/thrash metal]
SAPLES [Lithuania, old school death metal]
CROCELL [Denmark, aggressive death/thrash metal]
STRANGER AEONS [Lithuania, progressive metal/rock]
HEAVEN GREY [Latvia, atmospheric doom/death metal]
LUCTUS [Lithuania, thrashing black metal]
+ Special Guest [TBA]

For more information on the festival, visit devilstone.net.

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Mono Plays 10 Year Anniversary Show In New York

Mono recently played two sold out shows with a symphonic orchestra in New York City. You can watch an interview with Taka and multiple video clips here as well as one more video clip of the performance below. More...

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Black Majesty To Enter Studio Later This Year

Australian melodic power metallers Black Majesty will enter the studio in August 2009 to begin recording the follow up to "Tomorrowland," tentatively due in early 2010 via Limb Music Products. Recording, mixing and mastering sessions are set to take place in Australia, Slovakia and Germany. Song titles set to appear on the new CD include: Two Hearts, Wish You Well, God of War, Witching Hour and Far Beyond.

Black Majesty will support Paul Di'anno of Iron Maiden fame on three of his forthcoming Australian tour shows.

Paul Di'anno Australian Tour 2009 - supported by Black Majesty:

Fri 29th May 2009 - Governor Hindmarsh, Adelaide
Sat 30th May 2009 - Hifi Bar & Ballroom, Melbourne
Sat 6th June, 2009 - Manning Bar, Sydney

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Deathstars Announces Summer Festival Appearances

DEATHSTARS have been confirmed for some of the hottest festivals of the summer. Here's the latest list of stops:

21.05 NL Hellendoorn Dauwpop
03.06 SE Sölvesborg Sweden Rock
03.07 FI Turku Ruisrock
05.07 SI Tolmin Metalcamp
10.07 CZ Vizovice Masters of Rock Festival
11.07 SR Novi sad Exit fest
30.07 SE Karlskoga Putte i parken
08.08 LT Zarasai Rock nights
09.08 DE Hildesheim Mera luna
14.08 HU Budapest Zsiget Festival
15.08 DE Dinkelsbühl Summer breeze

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Deftones Plan First South Korean Show

Deftones will be making their first ever appearance in South Korea this summer at the Pentaport Festival. The band will be headlining July 25, the Saturday night of the weekend long festival. More information will be revelaed soon.

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Massacre Reveals Tracks To Be Rerecorded For EP

Florida death metal band, Massacre, has issued the following update regarding their upcoming EP:

“Kam Lee shall return to doing MASSACRE with an EP of 4 classic tunes - re-recorded and brought up to date. Totally for the honor of the old school fans! No TRENDS here!”

“The 4 classic tunes to be represented on this EP will be: ‘Aggressive Tyrant,’ ‘Clangor Of War,’ ‘Infestation Of Death,’ and ‘Perpetual Domination.’” More...

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Drummer Richard Christy Planning Solo Album

Iced Earth drummer Richard Christy has issued the following announcement about working on a new solo album:

"Sal and I will also be appearing at a cool concert festival called Bama Jam in Enterprise, AL on Saturday June 6th. We'll be hanging out with everybody and announcing some of the bands, it's gonna be a lot of fun!

"I'll also be making an announcement soon about the metal album that I'm recording this summer. I've been playing guitar a ton in the last several years and for about the past two years I've been writing a lot of metal music which I'm really proud of and can't wait to get in the studio to record! I've been a metal head since I was 8 years old and I can't wait to get into the studio to pound on the drums and record some crushing new metal music!

"Well, that's about it for now, take care everybody and I hope to see you out on the road somewhere soon!"

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Sybreed Recording Update from Listenable Records

A little update about the recordings of the upcoming Sybreed record : "The pulse of the awakening", check out this youtube video of guitarist/producer Drop tracking some guitars for several of the songs! "The pulse of the awakening" should be available through Listenable Records later this year!


Sybreed on MySpace

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mewithoutYou Posts New Song Online

Philadelphia's mewithoutYou have posted a new song, "the Fox, the Crow and the Cookie," on their MySpace page. The song is off their upcoming album, "It's all crazy! It's all false! It's all a dream! It's alright," which will be available in stores and online on Tuesday, May 19th.

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Lionheart and Folsom Announce US Tour Dates

Folsom, Lionheart, Life or Death and Suffer the Loss have announced an extensive U.S. tour this summer, kicking off next week in Las Vegas, and going into July. Here are the latest tour dates:

May 21 2009 8:00P @ Eastside Joes Las Vegas, Nevada
May 22 2009 8:00P @ Open Aired Yuma, Arizona
May 23 2009 8:00P @ Jacobs YMCA Tucson, Arizona
May 24 2009 8:00P @ The Compound Albuquerque, New Mexico
May 25 2009 8:00P @ The Way Lubbock, Texas
May 26 2009 8:00P @ Rock Bottom San Antonio, Texas
May 27 2009 8:00P @ Seven Days Tavern Laredo, Texas
May 28 2009 8:00P @ Bar Ibex Monterrey, Nuevo León
May 29 2009 8:00P @ Nikki Rowe VFW Hall McCallen, Texas
May 30 2009 8:00P @ Fitzgerald’s Houston, Texas
May 31 2009 8:00P DAY OFF, BBQ Houston, Texas
Jun 1 2009 8:00P @ Red 7 Austin, Texas
Jun 2 2009 8:00P @ Thirsty’s New Braunfels, Texas
Jun 3 2009 8:00P @ H&H Shreveport, Louisiana
Jun 4 2009 8:00P @ TBA Madison, Alabama
Jun 5 2009 8:00P @ Blackbox Collective Orlando, Florida
Jun 6 2009 8:00P @ The Dugout Miami, Florida
Jun 7 2009 8:00P @ Transitions Skate Park St. Pete/ Tampa, Florida
Jun 8 2009 8:00P @ Sector 7G Augusta, Georgia
Jun 9 2009 8:00P @ The Soapbox Wilmington, North Carolina
Jun 10 2009 8:00P @ TBA Raleigh, North Carolina
Jun 11 2009 8:00P @ Sidebar Baltimore, Maryland
Jun 12 2009 8:00P @ Mojo Wilmington, Delaware
Jun 13 2009 8:00P @ Nagatuck American Legion Nagatuck, CT
Jun 14 2009 8:00P @ The Silo Reading, PA
Jun 15 2009 8:00P @ Europa Brooklyn, New York
Jun 16 2009 8:00P @ Bogies Albany, New York
Jun 17 2009 8:00P @ The Penny Arcade Rochester, New York
Jun 18 2009 8:00P @ The Forward Hall Erie, Pennsylvania
Jun 19 2009 8:00P @ The Subculture Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Jun 20 2009 8:00P @ The Lions Den Altoona, Pennsylvania
Jun 21 2009 8:00P @ TBA Toledo, Ohio
Jun 22 2009 8:00P @ TBA Columbus, Ohio
Jun 23 2009 8:00P @ The Mixtape Cafe Grand Rapids, Michigan
Jun 24 2009 8:00P @ The Grotto Port Huron, Michigan
Jun 25 2009 8:00P @ The Black Sheep Springfield, Illinois
Jun 26 2009 8:00P @ The Almighty Garage Chicago, Illinois
Jun 27 2009 8:00P @ TBA St. Louis, Missouri
Jun 28 2009 8:00P @ The Hi Tone Memphis, Tennessee
Jun 29 2009 8:00P @ The Pinkeye Tulsa, Oklahoma
Jun 30 2009 8:00P @ Lake Lotawana VFW Lees Summit, Missouri
Jul 1 2009 8:00P @ Sokol Underground Omaha, Nebraska
Jul 2 2009 8:00P @ The F.O.E Hall Cannon City, Colorado
Jul 3 2009 8:00P @ The Blast O Mat Denver, Colorado

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Skyfire Posts New Song Online

Swedish progressive death metallers SKYFIRE have premiered the song “Esoteric” on “The Entropy League” podcast via METAL INJECTION’s podcast network. The track comes off of both the band’s “Esoteric” full-length due out in August/September and the still-to-be-announced digital EP due out in June/July. The podcast will is available at this location. More...

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Nightrage Posts New Track and Album Details

Having released two critically acclaimed albums on Century Media ("Sweet Vengeance" and "Descent Into Chaos") and the Lifeforce debut "A New Disease Is Born" in 2007, Nightrage takes a fresh and exciting direction while staying truly uncompromising in this new start dubbed "Wearing A Martyr's Crown."

"Wearing A Marty's Crown", recorded at Studio Fredman with accomplished producer Fredrik Nordström (In Flames, Dimmu Borgir, At The Gates), represents a long anticipated return to their roots, which have always been firmly planted in the Gothenburg Death Metal soil.

"Wearing A Martyr's Crown" finds Nightrage more mature than ever, but present is also a distinct will for experimentation and fresh ideas - though always inside the boundaries of what made the Nightrage name from the beginning; sheer brutality, swirling and soaring melodies and acoustic guitar work to evoke scenes and emotions of the deepest melancholy. Delving into a multitude of musical and lyrical vistas, this fourth opus from the international Melodic Death Metal martyrs deals with a multi-layered journey into the darkest depths of the human psyche, the futility of human behaviour and the most dimly lit corners of the untold arcane. Expect to have these eleven incantations burn your soul, yet leaving you wanting to come back for more.

To represent all this in a single song we present to you the opener of the new album, "Shed the Blood", exclusively on MySpace.

"Wearing a Martyr's Crown" track listing:

01. Shed The Blood
02. Collision Of Fate
03. A Grim Struggle
04. Wearing A Martyr's Crown
05. Among Wolves
06. Abandon
07. Futile Tears
08. Wounded Angels
09. Mocking Modesty
10. Failure Of All Human Emotions
11. Sting Of Remorse
12. Holier Than Thou (Metallica cover, Japanese bonus)
13. Failure Of All Human Emotions (demo version, on Japenese + European digipak)

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Her Name Is Calla Announces European Tour Dates

HER NAME IS CALLA are currently holed up in the studio working on a new record entitled "The Quiet Lamb." They also plan to tour the UK and Europe in August. The tour dates are as follows:

05/29 - Leicester - UK | Firebug (White Noise Festival)
08/14 - Leicester - UK | Summer Sundae Festival
08/15 - Leeds - UK | Packhorse
08/16 - Newcastle - UK | Cumberland Arms
08/17 - York - UK | Basement
08/18 - Leicester - UK | Firebug
08/19 - London - UK | Buffalo Bar
08/22 - Essen - GER | Coffee Corner
08/23 - Frankfurt - GER | venue tbc
08/24 - Zwolle - NL | Eureka Festival
08/25 - Hannover -GER | Cafe Glocksee
08/27 - Berlin - GER | Schokoladan
08/29 - Groningen - NL | Norderzon Festival

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Dark Castle Announces US Tour Dates

Florida metal band, Dark Castle, has announced that they will be hitting the road for another U.S. tour. The tour dates are as follows:

05/18 - Saint Augustine, FL @ Nobody's (CD Release Party)
05/30 - Tampa, Fl @ The Brass Mug w/ Zoroaster and Mouth of the Architect
05/31 - Orlando, FL @ The Backbooth w/ Zoroaster and Mouth of the Architect
06/02 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits w/ Zoroaster
06/03 - Tallahassee, FL @ Big Daddy's w/ Zoroaster
06/04 - Panama City, FL @ Dysfunction Junction w/ Zoroaster
06/05 - Birmingham, AL @ The Nick
06/06 - Nashville, TN @ Little Hamilton
06/07 - Columbia, MO @ Cafe Berlin
06/11 - Denver, CA @ Old Curtis Street Bar
06/12 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Loom House
06/14 - Seattle, WA @ Squid & Ink
06/17 - Porland, OR @ Plan B
06/20 - Los Angeles, CA @ Mountain Bar w/ Gort
06/25 - San Antonio, TX @ 1011 (formerly the Warhol)
06/27 - Hattiesburg, MS @ The Tavern

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Swallow The Sun Parts Ways With Drummer

Swallow the Sun has issued the following statement about parting ways with their drummer:

"There is no easy way to phrase this, so let's get straight to the point: due to a mutual decision Pasi Pasanen will no longer be playing with Swallow the Sun.

"Pasi, as one of the founding members, has been an integral part of the development of the band and it's sound since the beginning back in 2000. We have had good times, recorded 4 excellent albums and done unbelievable amounts of touring together, but now it's time for us to go on our separate ways.

"Here's Pasi's comments on the situation: 'Lately, I've been having a lack of motivation towards this kind of music and touring. The guys have felt it too and there's no point for me to deny it. It just affects the chemistry in the band too much, so it is time for me to step aside. I've gotten many good friends and some of the best experiences ever touring with StS. About 200 shows in 21 countries is something I never thought I'd get to do, so I want to thank & hail all the great people, friends, bands we've toured with and especially Juha, Jämy, Martti, Aleksi and Mikko for these years. And I'm sure you fans wont be disappointed with the future StS. Me and Juha will continue working together in Plutonium Orange, and you never know what other things the future brings, so: cheers everyone, see you somewhere!'

"We wish him well in everything, and Pasi will continue to play with Juha in Plutonium Orange - which is the band that got Swallow the Sun started in the first place - and they are just finishing their debut album.

"For what it comes to upcoming shows and the new album nothing will change. We won't cancel any shows, and we will enter Fascination Street studios 15th of June to record our next album. More information about everything will follow soon."

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Guilt Machine Signs To Mascot Records

Ayreon front man Arjen Lucassen has issued the following announcement about his new project Guilt Machine seeing a release through Mascot Records:

"We're pleased to announce that Arjen's new project, Guilt Machine, will be released by Mascot Records. The photo at right shows Arjen and Mascot's Ed van Zijl formalizing the happy arrangement by signing the contracts. The release date will be announced in a later update.

"We would like to formally thank everyone who submitted an audio message to the Guilt Machine project. Your response to our announcement was overwhelming! We received over 200 messages, far more than we could possibly use on the album. In the end, 19 messages were included on the album, either in between the songs or within the songs themselves. The messages -- in languages ranging from Chinese to Tagalog to French to Russian -- add just the extra personal touch that we were looking for. More...

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An Interview With Lady S Of Nocra

The female Russian black metal duo of Nocra recently released their first music video for the track "Enlightened by Death" as well as posting online a new song titled "Worship to Unholy." Front woman Lady S spoke with Metalunderground about the difficulty of running a black metal band in Russia and the status of her other ambient project Astra Autisma. More...

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Throne Of Malediction Posts New Song Online

Throne of Malediction has posted a video online of a practice session for the new song "Torn Asunder." The video can be viewed below. More...

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Cypher Seeking New Drummer

Dutch death metal band Cypher has issued the following announcement about looking for a new drummer:

"Due to the fact that Koen is getting increasingly busier with his own bands/musical projects (I Chaos/Baggabownz a.o.), Cypher is looking for a new drummer. We are situated in The Hague, Holland.

"To get an indication of what kind of drummer we are looking for, check the two tracks that are up on our myspace!

"If you think you're the man for the job and have your own gear, professional attitude, humor and preferably own transportation get in touch with us!!!

"Simply write us on our Myspace or via: hatefeed@cyphercore.com"

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Devildriver To Headline Thrash And Burn Tour

The 2009 Thrash and Burn Tour will be running from July 24th to August 30th with Devildriver as the headlining band. Other confirmed bands for the tour include Despised Icon, My Children My Bride, Veil of Maya, Emmure, For the Fallen Dreams, Oceano, Red River Revival, and Periphery. The official listing of dates and cities during the tour has not yet been announced.

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Aghora Issues Album Recording Update

Florida metallers Aghora have issued the following update about the recording process for their new album:

"AGHORA 3 is still boiling at night and refining! I am currently finishing the Heavy Guitar tracks. I had to take a few days off cause I blew some tubes in my new Madison Head and now awaiting for 4 el 34 JJ tubes to arrive! I can't wait. The new head sounds very BALLSY as do the new tracks.

"I am using both my old Divinity II head & The New Divinity II head together per side. for this album. Most of the guitars are the Carvin 727 and a bit of the Agile 7.

"There are about 5 more tunes left to finish up Guitar Solos & Heavy Guitars. Then I have to do the Clean tracks for some songs. Its coming together nicely. There is a lot of natural Tones on the album (Acoustic guitars, Banjo, Electric guitars through Tube amp). This album is closer the the 1st Debut BUT with more power than Fornless. So it will be a solid album on standing on its own.

"Diana is working on Vocals soon. She will most likely be recording with in the next 20 days. More...

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Sacred Reich Issues Update About Arizona Show

Thrash band Sacred Reich has issued the following update about the upcoming show in Arizona:

"See you all at the show on Saturday at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe.

"Doors are at 6:00. We are doing a signing in the lobby by the merchandise area from 7-8.

"We're busting out a couple of songs that we haven't played in a long time. One we probably haven't played in over twenty years! It will be fun.

"See you there!

"Peace, Phil"

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Five Finger Death Punch Announces Australian Tour

Five Finger Death Punch has announced plans to travel to Australia and play some shows this August. Here are the confirmed tour dates:

Thu 13th Aug - BRISBANE, Club 299
Fri 14th Aug - SYDNEY, The Metro (L/All Ages)
Sat 15th Aug - MELBOURNE, The Hi-Fi Bar

Tickets go on sale 14th May through Ticketek.

For all tour enquiries, contact Chris O’Brien at chris@kmwproductions.com.

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Great Falls Gets A Dose Of Evil Disco

It isn’t often that a town like Great Falls gets a big name band playing anything even remotely close to metal, with country and contemporary being the dominant musical genres in the area. The metal fans of Montana arrived in force on May 11th at the Civic Center Mansfeld Convention building to show their support of the scene and let Static-X know that Great Falls can be just as valid a tour stop as any bigger city. Playing alongside the kings of “evil disco” were Skumlove, My Evolution, and the newly formed Seventh Void, which features two Type O Negative members.

All of the various news outlets, from the band’s MySpace pages to the record label press releases, stated that the show started at 8:00 PM. Inexplicably they decided to start up a half an hour early so unfortunately openers Skumlove only got a fraction of the crowd to play for. Despite the setback they still played their blend of rock, industrial, and punk with gusto. For those who couldn’t be there, or happened to show up as their set was ending, Skumlove has premiered the new song "Anti-American Idol" exclusively on the Metalunderground MySpace music player. More...

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Fallen Martyr On Opening Date Of Summer Slaughter

Fallen Martyr has announced that the'll be playing the main stage of the Summer Slaughter festival on June 5th. Fallen Martyr will be playing alongside legends Necrophagist, Suffocation, Darkest Hour, Winds of Plague and many more on the main stage of this summer festival, marking the biggest show the band has played.

The show starts at 2pm on Friday, June 5th at SONAR in Baltimore, MD. Tickets are $25 @ the door.

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Chimaira and Unearth Announce European Tour Dates

Cleveland groove metallers CHIMAIRA have just announced a European tour alongside their old friends from Boston, UNEARTH, as well as California's straight-edge outfit THROWDOWN. After a highly successful US tour supporting the likes of KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and DISTURBED, CHIMAIRA is finally going to hit Europe and spread the infection.

Commented CHIMAIRA singer Mark Hunter: “We’re very excited to get back to Europe and headline. We’ll be playing a bunch of new countries we’ve never been to, including Russia. We plan to play a great mixture of old and new songs, and we’re bringing some of the best bands our genre has to offer with us.“

CHIMAIRA recently released their new album, "The Infection," which entered the German album chart on #86 and landed at #28 on the UK's official Indie charts. The album was their second on Nuclear Blast after 2007's critically-acclaimed "Resurrection," and the tour marks their first European visit since a hugely successful headlining run back in March 2008.

Here are the European tour dates featuring Chimaira, Unearth, Throwdown, and Daath: More...

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