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Metal News for May 19, 2010

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Colosseum Frontman Juhani Palomäki Passes Away

Front man Juhani Palomäki of the Finnish funeral doom outfit, Colosseum sadly passes away. The band has issued an update on their official Myspace page:

"Juhani Palomäki’s musical career, including the composition of eight full-length albums for Yearning and Colosseum, has ended as he was found deceased on Saturday May 15th 2010. His final composition, Colosseum’s recently recorded third album, Chapter 3: Parasomnia, shall be released as planned, in order to honour Juhani’s memory.

"This also marks the end of Colosseum as a band, but Juhani’s musical genius and artistic integrity shall nevertheless forever live on, both on his records and in our hearts. We have lost a brilliant musician and a true friend, who will be greatly missed not only by us, but by his loved ones and countless people all around the world who have been touched by his art.

"Farewell, Juhani. May you rest in peace.
Olli, Janne, Sameli"

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Forbidden Announces More Tour Dates

Bay area thrashers Forbidden have announced a string of headlining shows both prior to and after their tour with Overkill this November. Support will come from Evil, Gamma Bomb, and Bonded By Blood. The upcoming Forbidden tour dates are as follows:

11/4 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
11/05 - Rochester, NY - Montage Music Hall
11/06 - Farmingdale, NY - Crazy Donkey
11/07 - Providence, RI - Club Hell
11/08 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
11/09 - Virginia Beach, VA - Gil's
11/10 - Charlotte, NC - Amos'
11/11 - Raleigh, NC - Volume 11
11/12 - Jacksonville, NC - Hooligans
11/13 - Orlando, FL - Club Firestone
11/14 - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
11/15 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
11/16 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody’s
11/17 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
11/18 - Pittsburgh, PA - Diesel Nightclub
11/19 - Manchester, NH - Rocko's
11/20 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom More...

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The Acacia Strain Posts Fifth Studio Video

The Acacia Strain has posted the fifth video online from the band's time in the studio recording a new album. The video clip can be viewed below.

The Acacia Strain - Studio VLog #5 - Guest Vocals


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Machines Of Grace Shares Memories Of Dio

Guitarist Matt Leff of Machines of Grace has issued the following statement about Ronnie James Dio, who passed away due to stomach cancer:

"In 1988 I was attending GIT in Hollywood and read that Dio was looking for a new guitar player. I never expected to get a call but sent in my demo anyway. A couple months later my phone rang and it was Wendy Dio telling me Ronnie had listened to my material and really liked it, they wanted to know if I'd go down and audition... I was like, 'YEAH!!' Out of the thousands of demo's they received, only a couple guys were brought in to audition and I was really nervous about playing with one of my all time musical idols. I mean, there I was, playing with Ronnie James Dio and his entire band! Not to mention Wendy Dio and some people from their label. Typing this out, I'm remembering how nerve racking it was, but what a fantastic experience it was playing with such a musical powerhouse.

"From the moment I arrived at the studio, Ronnie made me feel like I had known him my entire life. Just super friendly and any time I tell this story, I always mention that he was one of the nicest people I've ever met. I probably spent 3 or 4 hours playing Dio songs along with some of my own material, then we spent quite a bit of time sitting around the rehearsal room table talking. They all were really great and I'll never forget that day as long as I live. Thank you for being such a huge inspiration Ronnie!" More...

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In This Moment Posts Album Teaser Video

In This Moment has posted a video teaser online for the band's upcoming album "A Star-Crossed Wasteland," which can be viewed below. The teaser gives a sneak peek into the opening track "The Gun Show." The new album is set to hit stores on July 13th. In This Moment shot a cowboy themed video for the track “The Gun Show” in the Los Angeles, CA area on May 16th. The shoot was helmed by director David Brodsky, and Chris Howorth (guitarist) checks in with the following report:

“We just wrapped shooting our newest video for ‘The Gun Show’ and every member of In This Moment feels like we were in a car crash. We haven't played any shows since December and after a full day of headbanging we all have legitimate cases of whiplash, but it was well worth it. We all had a blast and know this video is gonna turn out awesome! We enlisted our good friend David Brodsky to direct the video. We met Dave a few years ago and became friends and after working with him on our ‘Forever’ video in 2008, he was our first choice for ‘The Gun Show.’ Dave is a very talented guy who has a real passion for making videos and we consider it an honor to be working with him again.

"Maria Brink and Dave came up with a really interesting treatment for the video and I don't wanna spoil anything but it involves guns, cowboys, hot cowgirls and headbanging. We also invited a small group of fans to help us make the video extra special. We were feeding off their enthusiasm and energy and it just made the whole thing kick more ass. We always love to involve our fans, without our fans we wouldn't even be doing this. I can speak for the whole band in saying this is the most fun we have had making a video and we can’t wait to see the results in a couple of weeks. I think people are going to be very pleasantly surprised by the song and the video. Welcome to the fucking gun show!”

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All Hail The Ruin Seeks New Bassist

UK metal band ALL HAIL THE RUIN has begun a search for a new bassist. The band has also issued the following update on what they are looking for:

"We are currently looking for a bassist. If u are a fan or like the sound of our music and feel that u would like to b a part of AHTR then please leave us a message either on here or on our facebook page... PLEASE take the following into consideration!"

Be over the age of 19!
Be 100% commited towards the band!
Have all their own gear (amp, cabs)
Not have a problem with touring, travelling. etc
Live local (not too much of a problem depending where)"

"If you can drive, this would be a massive massive bonus!!! again not too much of a problem if not..."

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Ramesses Reveals New Album Details

English psychedelic doom metal trio RAMESSES has announced new details for their upcoming album, "Take The Curse," which is set to be released on June 21st. Releasing the album is new label Ritual Productions; the label formed by the band's management.

The "Take The Curse" [cover art] tracklisting is as follows:

01. Iron Crow
02. Terrasaw
03. Black Hash Mass
04. Take The Curse
05. Vinho dos Mortos
06. Baptism Of The Walking Dead
07. Another Skeleton
08. Hand Of Glory
09. The Weakening
10. Khali Mist

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Update Issued On Phil Anselmo Autobiography

MetalSucks contributor Corey Mitchell recently announced he'd be helping Pantera/Down front man Philip Anselmo write his autobiography. Mitchell revealed some details about the writing process in a recent review of a Warbeast show in Dallas, at which Anslemo made a guest appearance. An excerpt follows:

"Anselmo has also given me carte blanche to talk to anyone from his past to either fill in the blanks on some stories he may have forgotten, confirm what he remembers, and also to shoot down any stories he may not have a complete grasp on. He also told his buddies from the early days of Pantera to be brutally honest with me, because he wants nothing but the truth to go out to the readers – the good, the bad, and the downright fuckin’ ugly."

You can also catch the full article at this location.

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Funeral For A Friend Announces New Shows

Funeral For A Friend has issued the following announcement about performing two farewell shows for guitarist Darran Smith:

"We are excited to announce 2 very special live shows in July to celebrate Darran's leaving the band in true style. We'll be playing the whole of 'Casually Dressed..' back to back with a few special extras. And we're really looking forward to it. As sad as we are to see Darran leave, these shows will be guaranteed to give him a great sendoff. We played the album in it's entirety when we toured it back in 2003/4 and never really planned to do that again, but obviously with it being Darran's last shows it seems like a perfect opportunity to play the record for the final time.

"Our friends Young Guns will be supporting on both shows. The dates are: Thu 22 July: Cardiff, University, Fri 23 July: London, O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire. These shows are gonna be special!"

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Allegeaon Streaming New Track

Colorado's Allegeaon is currently streaming the track "The God Particle" off their upcoming Metal Blade debut "Fragments of Form and Function" via StereoKiller.com. "Fragments of Form and Function" marks the band's first full-length release and was produced by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage) and recorded at Flatline Audio in January 2010.

Vocalist Ezra Haynes comments: "We just recently finished our debut album Fragments of Form and Function. Working with Dave Otero again was a blast. He was definitely able to capture the sound we were going for, since we've worked together in the past it was extremely comfortable and easy for us just to go in there and hammer it out. We're glad he's been a part of our Metal Blade debut and after hearing the end results we couldn't be more pleased with the final product."

The new album is set to hit stores on July 20th, 2010 in the U.S. and Canada. Footage from the band's studio time can also be viewed below. More...

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Heaven Shall Burn Streaming Entire Album

Germany’s Heaven Shall Burn is now streaming the band's forthcoming full-length record, "Invictus," in its entirety via MySpace. "Invictus" hits stores in North America on June 8th courtesy of Century Media Records. The "Invictus" track listing is as follows:

1. Intro
2. The Omen
3. Combat
4. I Was I Am I Shall Be
5. Buried In Forgotten Grounds
6. Sevastopol
7. The Lie You Bleed For
8. Return To Sanity
9. Against Bridge Burners
11. Of Forsaken Poets
11. Nowhere
12. Given In Death
13. Outro

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Down Posts Romanian Performance Footage

Down has posted footage online of the band's performance in Romania on May 16th, 2010 opening for AC/DC. The first clip can be viewed below and the rest are available after the jump.


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Exilia Uploads New Album Preview

Italy's Exilia is set to release the new album "Naked" on May 21st, 2010. "Naked" will feature several unplugged tracks, and a new preview song from the release has now been posted online. The preview of "No Tears For You" can be heard via the Exilia MySpace page. You can also check out a teaser trailer for the album below.

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Grave Streaming New Song Online

Swedish death metallers Grave are currently streaming the new song "Liberation" online via their official MySpace page. Grave issued the following comment about the track:

"After months of silence from the Grave camp due to hard work writing and recording we are proud to present a track from the upcoming album 'Burial Ground' which is scheduled for release on June 14 through Regain Records. Crank it and enjoy!"

The album cover artwork for "Burial Ground" can be viewed here, and the album's track listing is as follows:

1. Liberation
2. Semblance In Black
3. Dismembered Mind
4. Ridden With Belief
5. Conquerer
6. Outcast
7. Sexual Mutiliation
8. Bloodtrail
9. Burial Ground

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Manegarm Comments On Jotunheim Cancellation

The organizers of Croatia's Jotunheim festival recently issued a statement about the 2010 edition of the festival being canceled due to pressure from an anti-fascist group. Sweden's Manegarm was scheduled to appear at the festival and has now issued the following comment about the cancellation:

"Manegarm will not appear in Croatia the 19th of June, due to a total cancellation of the Jotunheim Festival. We all think that this is very unfortunate since we really were looking forward to meet the Croatian crowd. We still hope to see you all in Croatia in the nearest future!"

Manegarm still has the following upcoming live shows:

7/16 2010 KALTENBACH OPEN AIR Spital am Semmering/Austria, AT
8/13 2010 PARTY SAN OPEN AIR Bad Berka/Germany, DE
8/19 2010 SUMMER BREEZE OPEN AIR Dinkelsbühl/Germany, DE

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Porcupine Tree Adds Polish Show

Porcupine Tree has added a new show at the Toya Studio in Lodz, Poland on Saturday July 17th. The upcoming list of Porcupine Tree tour dates is as follows:

6/9 2010 Ole Bull Scene BERGEN, GB
6/10 2010 Norwegian Wood Festival OSLO, NO
6/12 2010 Greenfield Festival SWITZERLAND, CH
6/13 2010 Download Festival DONNINGTON PARK, GB
6/19 2010 Hurricane Festival GERMANY, DE
6/20 2010 Southside Festival GERMANY, DE
7/1 2010 Roskilde Festival DENMARK, DK
7/3 2010 Rock Werchter Festival BELGIUM, BE
7/7 2010 Exhibition Grounds TEL AVIV, IL Find Tickets
7/10 2010 Ruisrock Festival FINLAND, FI
7/14 2010 Pistoia Blues Festival ITALY, IT
7/16 2010 Colours of Ostrava Festival CZECH REPUBLIC, UK
9/9 2010 Gazi Technopolis ATHENS, GREECE
9/24 2010 Radio City Music Hall NEW YORK, US Find Tickets
10/14 2010 Royal Albert Hall London, UK

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Sylosis Splits With Vocalist

U.K. based metal act Sylosis has issued the following announcement about parting ways with vocalist Jamie Graham:

"Rumors have been circulating for a few days now and we can confirm that Jamie is no longer a part of Sylosis. We've felt we've been growing apart and pulling in different directions for a while now. It was a tough conclusion to come to but we felt it was best.

"Being so close to releasing our second album and moving in a slightly new direction we felt it would be best not to record with Jamie and make a fresh start before we go full steam ahead into touring. The band is both thankful and proud of the success shared during Jamie's time in the band and it wont be forgotten. We wish him the best of luck with his all future endeavors and his label Siege Of Amida."

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Lineup Announced For Headbangers Ball Tour

Danish thrashers The Burning have issued the following statement about appearing at this year's edition of the MTV Headbanger's Ball tour:

"In September, the country's major metal caravan, MTV Headbangers Ball TOUR, will again drive Denmark into pieces with the greatest in the genre. With last year's massive success, we felt it appropriate to try to match-line backup, by inviting its perhaps the most influential metal bands Invocator, Raunchy, and The Burning. A good genetic mix that literally looks both forward and back straight. The tour runs the four weekends in September."

The promotional poster for the tour can be found here. The Burning's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Bring Me The Horizon To Stream Interview Online

Bring Me The Horizon has checked in with the following brief announcement about streaming an interview online on Monday, May 24th:

"This Monday, Bring Me The Horizon will be on the couch for an interview with Red Bull Bedroom Jam for the penultimate episode of Bedroom Jam. Tune in at 5pm (GMT) Monday 24th May at this location."

Bring Me The Horizon will also be embarking on the Van's Warped Tour starting in June. The complete list of upcoming Bring Me The Horizon tour dates are is as follows:

6/21 2010 Starline Fresno, California, US
6/22 2010 Jerry's Bakersfield, CA
6/23 2010 Area 702 Las Vegas, NV Find Tickets
6/25 2010 VANS WARPED TOUR - Home Depot Center Los Angeles, California, US
6/26 2010 VANS WARPED TOUR - Shoreline Ampitheatre Mountain View, California, US
6/27 2010 VANS WARPED TOUR - Seaside Park Ventura, California, US
6/29 2010 VANS WARPED TOUR - Cricket Pavilion Phoenix, Arizona, US
6/30 2010 VANS WARPED TOUR - NMSU Practice Field Las Cruces, New Mexico, US
7/1 2010 VANS WARPED TOUR - AT&T Center San Antonio, Texas, US
7/2 2010 Vans Warped Tour - Sam Houston Race Park Houston, Texas, US
7/3 2010 VANS WARPED TOUR - Superpages.com Center Dallas, Texas, US
7/5 2010 VANS WARPED TOUR - Verizon Wireless Ampitheater St. Louis, Missouri , US
7/6 2010 VANS WARPED TOUR - Verizon Wireless Ampitheater Indianapolis, Indiana , US
7/7 2010 VANS WARPED TOUR - First Niagara Pavilion Burgettstown, Pennsylvan, US
7/8 2010 Vans Warped Tour - Time Warner Cable Ampitheatre Cleveland, Ohio, US
7/9 2010 VANS WARPED TOUR - Arrow Hall Toronto, Ontario, CA
7/10 2010 VANS WARPED TOUR - Parc Jean Drapeau Montreal, Quebec, CA
7/11 2010 VANS WARPED TOUR - Comcast Theater Hartford, Connecticu, US
7/13 2010 VANS WARPED TOUR - Comcast Center Masfield, Massachuse, US
7/14 2010 Vans Warped Tour - Darien Lake P.A.C. Darien Center, New York, US More...

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Crimson Falls Recruits New Drummer

Belgian act Crimson Falls has checked in with the following update about recruiting a new drummer:

"Crimson Falls is excited to announce that Michael Stevenick will be the new CF-drummer! Michael is 18 years old and a new talent in the scene. He replaces Sigi Loots who left the band at the end of 2009. Mitch already played his first shows with us in Foetz (Lux), Ieper & Oostende and that was a blast; literally. Despite his young age we believe Mitch is the right man for the job and his skills, speed & musical taste will blow a breath of fresh air through the band. Of course we are trilled to have a complete line-up again and put the band’s pace at the maximum again. Expect new shows, new (weekend-)tours, new songs & new recordings asap!

"This would also be a good time to thank our interim-drummer Friso Van Wijck again for stepping in after Sigi’s abrupt departure. Thanks to Friso we didn’t have to cancel any show and he gave us the chance to take our time to search for a new permanent drummer. Those who visited one of our shows earlier this year will know Friso did an amazing job. Thanks mate!"

Michael had to say the following about joining Crimson Falls: More...

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Entrapment Streaming Crucifix Cover

Dutch "zombifying soul-tearing" death metal act Entrapment is currently streaming a new track online. The band has uploaded a Crucifix cover track entitled "Three Miles To Oblivion." The cover song, along with several other sample Entrapment tracks, can be heard via the official Entrapment MySpace page.

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Exodus Enters European Album Charts

Bay Area thrash metal legends Exodus has found success with their latest studio album, "Exhibit B: The Human Condition" in the continent of Europe. Perhaps the biggest place the band achieved was the number 32 spot on the German album charts. Stay tuned for more details on how the album did commercially in North America.

The chart placements were as follows: More...

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Rob Halford And More Pay Tribute To Ronnie Dio

As millions of fans around the world continue to pay their respects to the late, great Ronnie James Dio, who passed away last sunday from stomach cancer, more of his peers and fellow musicians have posted tribute messages online. You can read some more of them below.

Rob Halford (Judas Priest): "Ronnie James Dio’s voice will live forever, and continue to excite and inspire singers around the world. He was a dear friend, and like millions of metalheads I will miss him deeply."

Charlie Benante (Anthrax): "The first time I heard Ronnie James Dio, I thought he was a large person, The voice was so huge. It was Rainbow and he was the singer. I was a fan of his from then on. I followed him with Rainbow, Sabbath, Dio, etc. From 'Man On The Silver Mountain', 'Heaven And Hell', 'Rainbow In The Dark'... the songs are endless. The sound of his voice with those bands was always so perfect. It was his god-given instrument. He was true metal and the creator of the metal hand sign. Thank you for the music. He was divine."

Blaze Bayley (Solo artist, former Iron Maiden and Wolfsbane): "Very saddened by the news of the passing of Ronnie James Dio. He was the inspiration for me to start singing and join a metal band after seeing him perform in Birmingham Odeon many many years ago on the Holy Diver tour. My thoughts are with Wendy and the family. On the few occasions I met Ronnie, he was an absolute gentleman, hero and superstar and an example to us all. Thank you, Ronnie, for your wonderful work. Rest in peace."

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Noctiferia Posts New Music Video Online

Slovenian metal act NOCTIFERIA have just posted their new video clip “Demoncracy ” online. The song is taken from their new album “Death Culture,” which was mixed by Peter Tagtgren.

Igor Nardin, the band’s artistic leader comments, "Demoncracy is the first video we did for Death Culture. I basically filmed and edited the video myself. Most of post production was done by a friend of mine I used to work with at MTV. Money is your god is very memorable chorus and the video and its greyness sort of represent true colour of money, not bright green but greyish green- dirt and corruption some unleash in order to get it. I had second visual concept that included basically majority of world currencies i did some previews but it didn't turn out ok, so only intro logo world animation was used in the end."

Watch the music video for "Demoncracy" below:

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Altar of Plagues Announces North American Tour

Ireland's ALTAR OF PLAGUES will be teaming up with dark metal band Velnias this summer to embark on a North American tour beginning in July and heading into August. During the course of the tour, on select dates, the band will be joined by such acts as Thou, Fell Voices, and Profound Lore Records acts CASTEVET, KRALLICE, WORM OUROBOROS, and COFFINWORM. ALTAR OF PLAGUES and VELNIAS summer 2010 North American tour dates are as follows:

07/09 - Seattle, WA @The Fun House (w/ Mamiffer)
07/10 – Portland, OR @ Berbatis
07/11 - Salem, OR @ Burial Grounds (w/ Plutocracy, Fell Voices, Galdr, Ash Borer, Mania, Hell, Anadonius)
07/13 - Eugene, OR @ Warehouse (w/ Rye Wolves)
07/14 - Arcata, CA @ The Aloha House (w/ Fell Voices, Ash Borer)
07/16 - San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room (w/ WORM OUROBOROS, Inquisition, Kerasphorous, Fell Voices)
07/17- Oakland, CA @ Your Haus (w/ Fell Voices, Elk, Lake of Blood)
07/19 - Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA
07/20 - Denver, CO @ Blast-O-Mat
07/21 - Dallas TEX, @ Phoenix project Collective
07/22 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Northgate Taverne (w/Thou, Barghest)
07/23 – New Orleans, LA @ Big Top (w/ Thou, Tirefire)
07/24 - Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn (w/Thou)
07/25 - Birmingham AL, @ The Firehouse (w/Thou)
07/26 - Greensboro, NC @ CFBG's
07/28 - Richmond, VA @ The Triple (w/Neckbrace)
07/29 – Washington, DC @ DC 9
07/30 - Baltimore, MD @ The Sidebar (w./CASTEVET)
07/31 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Neck Tie (w/ CASTEVET)
08/01 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Studio @ Webester Hall (w/ KRALLICE, CASTEVET)
08/03 – Boston, MA @ Great Scotts – Allston
08/05 – Columbus, OH @ The Summit
08/06 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Dojo (w/ COFFINWORM)
08/07 – Chicago, IL @ The Shaker

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Spineshank Posts New Studio Video Blog Online

Spineshank has posted the second part of their studio video blog. Watch the footage below:

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Gloomy Grim Enters The Studio

GLOOMY GRIM has announced that they have entered studio 7.7. According to the band they will be doing "some Unholy Deeds."

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Agent Steel Begins Work On New Album

Agent Steel has issued the following update on the progress of their rehearsals with their original vocalist J. Cyriis:

"Greetings...Just checking in to let everyone know that we will begin rehearsals with vocalist J. Cyriis in the coming weeks here in Los Angeles. We're all very excited to fire up the engines and getting the gears turning to the Agent Steel machine! We will be revisiting the classic catalog of course, but most importantly; we look forward to begin work on new songs for future release. As some of you know we have material already written in demo format that we look forward to reworking with J. Cyriis. We also have our first working title that Cyriis has been writing lyrics to that we can reveal at this time; 'Behold...The Great Race.' We're also in the middle of confirming South American live appearances for late August, and also European "exclusive shows" for late October, 2010. Stay tuned...."

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Ekotren Signs To Burnhill Union Records

Chicago-based BURNHILL UNION RECORDS has announced the signing of Florida melodic metal band EKOTREN, to their record label. EKOTREN is once again teaming up with producer Paul Trust (Endo, Diecast, Atom Smash) and are looking to release their sophomore record sometime before the end of the year. The band will be hitting the studio in early July to record the new album.

EKOTREN’s debut album, “Light The Fire”, was released by in February 2008. Keith Finnell (guitar) added the following statement on the signing, “We are really excited to be working with Burnhill Union, and can’t wait to hit the studio in July to finish the album!” More...

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Pathology Posts New Song, "Code Injection," Online

American brutal death metal band, PATHOLOGY, is thrilled to announce that they will be sharing the stage with Immolation, Vader, Abigail Williams, and Lecherous Nocturne on their upcoming US tour. A full list of dates can be seen below. “We're incredibly excited to be touring with both Immolation and Vader. These are 2 bands that I grew up listening to, and to be touring with them is extremely cool!” comments drummer, Dave Astor. The tour will be in support of PATHOLOGY’s upcoming Victory Records debut, "Legacy of the Ancients," slated for release on July 6th.

The band has posted the song “Code Injection” on their >MySpace page.

Tour dates with Immolation are as follows:

09/29 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
09/30 - Farmingdale , NY - Crazy Donkey
10/01 - Providence, RI - Club Hell
10/02 - Manchester , NH - Rocko’s
10/03 - Montreal, ON – Foufounes Electriques
10/04 - Toronto, ON - MOD Club
10/05 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody’s
10/06 - Detroit, MI - Blondie’s
10/07 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
10/08 - St Paul , MN - Station4
10/10 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
10/11 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater
10/12 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
10/13 - San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge
10/14 - West Hollywood, CA – The Whiskey
10/15 - Santa Ana ,CA - The Galaxy
10/16 - Ramona , CA - Ramona Mainstage
10/17 - Mesa, AZ - U.B.’s
10/18 - Tucson, AZ - The Rock
10/20 - Austin, TX - Emo’s
10/21 - Houston, TX - The Warsaw
10/22 - Tulsa, OK - Marquee
10/23 - Louisville, KY - Uncle Pleasants
10/24 - Raleigh, NC - Volume 11
10/25 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
10/26 - Rochester, NY - Montage Music Hall
10/27 - Indianapolis, IN - Emerson Theatre
10/28 - Chicago, IL - Reggie’s Rock Club

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Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult Announces US Tour

Subterranean German black metal band DARKENED NOCTURN SLAUGHTERCULT will land on US soil for the first time ever later this week to perform three rare and special shows alongside Inquisition and Ritual Combat (among others). On the Anthems Of Pestilence & Death mini tour 2010, the band plan to condemn venues in San Francisco, Compton and Brooklyn before heading home, where they will plot their next bouts of onstage chaos. View the tour fliers here.

DARKENED NOCTURN SLAUGHTERCULT "Anthems Of Pestilence & Death 2010" tour dates are as follows:

5/21/2010 Sub Mission - San Francisco, CA w/ Ritual Combat, Spiculum Iratus, Altar Of Extinction and Pandiscordian
5/22/10 Oasis Club - Compton, CA w/ Inquisition, Ritual Combat, Spiculum Iratus and more...
5/23/2010 Europa - Brooklyn, NY w/ Inquisition, Dimentianon and Agrath

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Mychildren Mybride Posts New Song Online

Alabama metal band MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE has released a brand new track, "Terra Firma," off of their upcoming Solid State Records release, "Lost Boy." The record hits stores June 8th, 2010, and the new track can be found at the band’s MySpace page. Also on the horizon for MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE is a month-long tour with HASTE THE DAY and UPON A BURNING BODY. See below for all upcoming tour dates.

Check out their current tour dates below:

MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE festival tour dates are as follows:

6/5 Columbus, GA @ Gallery 13 Event Center (Summer Side Show 8)
6/18 Wilmore, KY @ Ichthus Farm (Ichthus Music Festival)
7/2 Bushnell, IL @ Cornerstone (Cornerstone Festival)
7/17 Wilamar, MN @ Willmar (Sonshine Festival)
8/6 Gilford, NH @ Gunstock Mountain Resort (Soulfest 2010)
8/14 Lewisberry, PA @ Ski (Purple Door Festival 2010)


6/4 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock Café
6/6 Philadelphia @ First Unitarian Church
6/7 Farmingdale, NY @ Crazy Donkey
6/8 Worcester, MA @ Upstairs at Palladium
6/9 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
6/10 Montreal, QC @ Underworld
6/11 Toronto, ON @ Annex Wreckroom
6/12 Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
6/13 Buffalo, NY @ Xtreme Wheelz Skatepark
6/15 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
6/16 Columbus, OH @ Basement
6/17 Wilmore, KY @ Ichthus Festival
6/19 Cordova, TN @ The Arbor w/ The Devil Wears Prada, Gwen Stacy
6/20 Little Rock, AR @ Village
6/22 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio
6/23 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
6/24 Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
6/25 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
6/26 Oklahoma City, OK @ Conservatory
6/29 Bloomington, IN @ Rhino’s
6/30 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Mixtape Cafe
7/01 Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Tap House
7/02 Marietta, IL @ Cornerstone Festival

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The Seven Gates Announces Canadian Tour Dates

French death metal band THE SEVEN GATES will be heading to Canada for their first North American tour supported by Canadian death thrashers AUROCH. The tour dates are as follows:

July 2nd Victoria, BC @ Pub 340
July 3rd Vancouver, BC @ Funky Winkerbeans
July 4th Kamloops, BC @ The Dirty Jersey
July 5th Calgary, AB @ Dickens Pub
July 6th Red Deer, AB @ Cheers North
July 7th Rocky Mountain House, AB @ Arena Youth Center
July 8th Deadmonton, SK @ New City Suburbs
July 9th TBA
July 10th Saskatoon, SK @ The Roxy on Broadway
July 11th Regina, SK @ The Exchange
July 12th Brandon, MB @ Parthenon Pizza
July 13th Thunder Bay, ON @ Killroy’s
July 15th Sudbury, ON @ The Frood Hotel
July 16th Toronto, ON@ Hard Luck Bar
July 17th Ottawa, ON @ Café Dekcuf
July 18th Montreal, QB @ Club Saphir
July 19th Quebec City, QB @ L’Agitee
July 21st St John, NB. @ Sunstar Lounge
July 22nd Halifax, NS @ Gus’s Pub

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Destroy The Runner Calls It A Day

Destroy The Runner has checked in with the following announcement about the decision to call it quits:

"To all of our fans that have become friends, we wish to thank you for your support and dedication to us, as a band and as individuals. Without you, Destroy the Runner would not have been able to have had the opportunities allowed to us along the way. We all posses an insurmountable gratitude for any and every one that has given our music a chance. There is an even greater gratitude we posses towards anyone who has helped us in any way on the road, or at home. We have been fortunate enough to have met some of the most incredible people on our journeys, and we thank all of you for imparting your fervor on us. We hope to see you all again one day. You have aided in our personal struggles and decisions as well. So, as words could never truly express our sentiments, thank you.

"?It is with this in mind that we wish to inform you that our time has run its course. We unfortunately must embrace an indefinite hiatus. We have sought to maintain musical integrity and honesty within all facets of our functioning, and, unfortunately, are not able to do so at this point in time. We have grown busier as the pains of real life and financial responsibilities keep us from a full time immersion into our passion for music. This has allowed compromise to enter the creative process. As soon as we could perceive this, we understood that it was time to give up the ghost, as compromise is the last thing we ever wish to entertain. This is the harsh face of reality. More...

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Morkevind Streaming New Song

Italian black metal act Morkevind, led by bassist/guitarist Vinterskog, is currently streaming a new sample track online. The newly uploaded promo song can be heard via the Morkevind MySpace page. Further information on the title and track listing for the band's upcoming demo release will be announced as it is made available.

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Camp Jason Updates Tour Schedule

Camp Jason has updated their tour schedule with the following upcoming German dates:

5/31 2010 Tower feat. The Ocean Bremen, Bremen, DE
6/11 2010 Schweinebärmannbar Braunschweig, Niedersach, DE
6/19 2010 SwampHorse Open Air Elsfleth Elsfleth, Niedersach, DE
7/1 2010 Meisenfrei Bremen, DE
9/4 2010 Scheunengedraesche Bassum, US
9/18 2010 JUZ Egons Winsen, DE
10/ 29 2010 MS TREUE Bremen, Bremen, DE
11/19 2010 Meisenfrei; 1. Bremer Metal-Festival Bremen, Bremen

You can also check out sample Camp Jason tracks via the band's MySpace page.

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Cage Of Torment Recording Demo

Norwegian death metal act Cage of Torment has checked in with the following update about recording a new demo:

"It`s been to much fucking around regarding our demo and now we are pulling our shit together and do something about it. We`re starting on scratch this weekend and start recording a 4 track demo. Hopefully it will be done before the end of June 2010. It will be a fucking killer. All in all I hope some of you have been patience with us and are looking forward to hear some new shit from us. New band photos will be added soon. Besides that Cage Of Torment is ready for live shows. Thank you and keep supporting fucking metal!"

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Emmure Announces European Tour

Emmure will embark on the "Imperial Never Say Die Club Tour 2010" alongside Parkway Drive, Comeback Kid, Bleeding Through, War From A Harlots Mouth, and Your Demise. The currently announced tour dates are as follows:

29.10.10 Germany Oberhausen @ Turbinenhalle
30.10.10 France Paris @ Elysee Montmartre
31.10.10 UK Birmingham @ O2 Academy 1
01.11.10 UK Newcastle @ O2 Academy 1
02.11.10 UK Glasgow @ O2 ABC
03.11.10 UK London @ HMV Forum
04.11.10 UK Portsmouth @ Pyramids
05.11.10 UK Manchester @ Academy 1
06.11.10 Belgium Aarschot @ Stadsfeestzaal
07.11.10 Holland Tilburg @ 013
08.11.10 Germany Hamburg @ Grosse Freiheit
09.11.10 Sweden Stockholm @ Fryshuset/Klubben
11.11.10 Germany Berlin @ Huxleys
12.11.10 Germany Karlsruhe @ Substage
13.11.10 Czech Rep Prague @ Abaton
14.11.10 Poland Kraków @ Rotunda
16.11.10 Italy Bologna @ Estragon
17.11.10 Switzerland Pratteln @ Z7
18.11.10 Germany München @ Backstage Werk
19.11.10 Germany Leipzig @ Werk 2
20.11.10 Germany Würzburg @ Posthalle

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Sirenia Announces More Festival Appearances

Norwegian Gothic metallers Sirenia have announced they will be making appearances at the Global East Rock festival in the Ukraine and the Benatska Noc festival in the Czech Republic. Sirenia's upcoming festival stops area s follows:

7/15 2010 Jorddunstfestivalen Frøya, Norway
7/18 2010 Caos Emergente Open Air Viseu, São Pedro do Sul, Vila Maior, PORTUGAL
7/31 2010 Benatska Noc Festival Mála Skála, CZECH REPUBLIC
8/15 2010 Art Mania Festival Sibiu, Transylvania, ROMANIA
9/3 2010 Global East Rock Festival Kyiv region, Petropavlivska Borschagivka village, UKRAINE
9/11 2010 Plock Cover Festival Plock, Poland, PL

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Nazxul Announces North American Shows

Australian black metallers Nazxul have announced a string of upcoming North American tour dates in June. The band's complete list of European and North American tour dates is as follows:

5/28 2010 Maryland Deathfest Baltimore, Maryland, US
6/1 2010 PUBLIC ASSEMBLY Brooklyn, NY
6/4 2010 Gathering of Shadows Green Mountain Falls, Colorado , US
6/8 2010 Bar Deluxe Salt Lake City, Utah
6/9 2010 The Lucky Lady Bar Las Vegas, Nevada
6/10 2010 The Drunken Lass Prescott, AZ
6/11 2010 Oasis Club Compton, California
6/12 2010 Thee Parkside San Francisco, California
10/8 2010 K17 Berlin Berlin, Berlin , DE
10/9 2010 Festung, Bitterfeld Bitterfeld, DE
10/10 2010 Willemeen Willemsplein Arnhem, NL
10/16 2010 Waldeshall festival Seebach, DE

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