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Metal News for May 22, 2009

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14 news articles posted on this day.

Krypteria Announces New Album Release Date

German gothic metal band Krypteria has issued the following announcement about the release of their upcoming album:

"German-Korean rockers KRYPTERIA are excited to announce that their new album MY FATAL KISS will be the first release on ROADRUNNER RECORDS’ new division ONFIRE.

"ONFIRE is headed by former GUN records CEO Wolfgang Funk, who recently joined forces with ROADRUNNER and WARNER, a move that drew quite some attention in the rock and metal world.

"With KRYPTERIA’s latest album ‚Bloodangel’s Cry’ (2007) being a hit among fans and critics alike, the band went on to make a name for themselves performing in Asia and America, as well as playing domestic festivals such as the Wacken Open Air or the M’era Luna.

"With the original line-up still going strong in its fifth year, the foursome now is eager to strike again armed with a brand-new record.

"KRYPTERIA’s new album MY FATAL KISS will be released on August 28th, 2009."

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Brand New Sin Offering New Song For Free Download

Brand New Sin is set to release their upcoming album "Distilled" later this summer. The band is currently offering a free download of one of the new tracks titled "The Death Of One Thing Or Another." The song can be downloaded at the band's official website for a limited time prior to release of the album.

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Monstrosity Announces South American Tour Dates

Florida based death metallers Monstrosity have issued the following announcement about upcoming South American shows:

"Floridas deadliest monster will make its third trek to Colombia, bringing with them the aggression and pure savage art they are known for. The band plans to perform material covering all points of their nearly 20 year career. Ranging from the earliest Imperial Doom days when George Corpsegrinder was fronting the act all the way through to the current Spiritual Apocalypse disc which is available now on Conquest Music Inc."

The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

8/16 Ibague, Colombia (Ibague Ciudad Musical de Colombia Festival)
8/17 Bogota, Colombia

Monstrosity has also confirmed the following U.S. tour dates: More...

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Set Your Goals Announces US Tour Dates

Set Your Goals and Four Year Strong are hitting the road this summer. On July 21st, Set Your Goals's Epitaph debut, "This Will Be The Death Of Us" drops followed by a full US Tour. Check out the latest tour dates below:

Jul-15 Iowa City, IA Picador
Jul-16 Chicago, IL Metro
Jul-17 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
Jul-18 Toronto, ON Reverb
Jul-19 Montreal, QC The Underworld
Jul-20 Portland, ME The Station
Jul-22 Albany, NY Northern Lights
Jul-23 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony
Jul-24 New Haven, CT Toad’s Place
Jul-25 Worcester, MA Palladium
Jul-26 Long Island, NY Crazy Donkey
Jul-27 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
Jul-28 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s
Jul-29 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
Jul-30 Baltimore, MD The Ottobar
Jul-31 Richmond, VA The Canal Club
Aug-01 Columbia, SC New Brookland Tavern
Aug-02 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theatre
Aug-04 Montgomery, AL Off the Wagon
Aug-05 Nashville, TN Rocketown
Aug-06 Atlanta, GA Vinyl
Aug-07 St. Petersburg, FL State Theater
Aug-08 W. Palm Beach, FL Culture Room
Aug-09 Orlando, FL The Social
Aug-11 Metairie, LA The High Ground
Aug-12 Houston, TX Java Jazz
Aug-13 Austin, TX Emo’s
Aug-14 Dallas, TX The Max
Aug-15 Tulsa, OK The Marquee
Aug-16 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
Aug-17 Phoenix, AZ The Clubhouse
Aug-19 San Diego, CA SOMA
Aug-20 Pomona, CA The Glasshouse
Aug-21 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
Aug-22 Portland, OR Satyricon
Aug-23 Seattle, WA El Corazon
Aug-24 Boise, ID The Venue
Aug-25 St. Lake City, UT Murray Theatre
Aug-26 Denver, CO Cervantes

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Ravage Begins Booking North American Tour

Boston thrashers, Ravage, have issued the following update regarding their upcoming tour:

"Metal Blade Recording artists Ravage have begun planning an extensive North American tour for late-summer/ fall 2009 to bring their new album of trad heavy power thrash metal to the masses. A few dates have already been confirmed but we aren't ready to announce anything yet." More...

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Killswitch Engage Reveals New Album Details

The upcoming self-titled album from Killswitch Engage will be released on June 30th via Roadrunner Records. The track listing for the album will be as follows:

1. Never Again
2. Starting Over
3. The Forgotten
4. Reckoning
5. The Returns
6. A Light In a Darkened World
7. Take Me Away
8. I Would Do Anything
9. Save Me
10. Lost
11. This Is Goodbye

The special deluxe edition of the album will also contained the following bonus tracks:

1. In a Dead World
2. My Curse (Live)
3. Rose of Sharyn (Live)
4. Holy Diver (Live)

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Victory Records Offers Free Metal Sampler

Victory Records has issued the following announcement about offering a free metal sampler over the Memorial day weekend:

"Happy Memorial Day from all of us at Victory Records! We want to wish you and yours a fantastic Memorial Day weekend and we hope you'll take time to remember our brothers and sisters protecting our freedom at home and abroad. We also hope that you are celebrating in style with a cold beverage, something fresh and tasty off the grill and with friends and family at hand.

"In that spirit, Victory Records is proud to give you this killer soundtrack for the whole weekend, featuring some of the latest and greatest from our Metal roster. There's a first listen of the brand new track from DARKEST HOUR, No God, off their upcoming album The Eternal Return (in stores June 23). Another exclusive track, The Curtain Hits the Cast from THE AUTUMN OFFERING's album Requiem (in stores June 9), is yours for the moshing - along with a whole album's worth of other great songs! This FREE metal sampler is only available for download between now and Tuesday, so don't waste time - get this sampler NOW and tell all your friends to do the same! Listen to it loudly as you raise your horns and glasses to salute our heroes of Military and Metal on this Memorial Day weekend."

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New Bands Confirmed For Mexico Metalfest 2009

The Mexico Metalfest 2009 will take place on August 2nd in Mexico, Maine. The currently confirmed line up includes Ravage, Ripfence, Psychostick, In the Kingdom of Nightmares, Lost Conscience, Absence of the Sun, and Hatred Alive.

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Fan Footage Of Mayhem Live Show Posted Online

A fan filmed video of Mayhem playing at the first show of the Blackenedfest tour has been posted online and can be viewed below. The show took place on May 21st at The Fillmore in New York City. More...

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Compos Mentis Letting Fans Pick New Album Artwork

Danish metallers Compos Mentis are letting their fans pick between two different options for the cover art of their upcoming album "Our Kingdom of Decay." You can vote on the cover art that you want here. The album is set to be released on the 22nd of June and the voting process will be open until May 27th.

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Nekrasov Issues EP Recording Update

Australian black metallers Nekrasov have issued the following brief recording update:

"The finishing touches are currently being made for the release of a free download EP via the superior RADICAL MATTERS label. if you have not checked this label out already, it is recommended to go there now."

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PTH's Tim Millar To Compete In Beard Championship

Tim Millar’s big day has finally arrived. Millar, guitarist of Canadian metal powerhouse Protest The Hero, has been growing his beard for three years in hopes of competing in the 2009 World Beard and Moustache Championships. This Saturday, May 23, the Championships will be held in Anchorage, Alaska and Millar will be competing in the “Alaskan Whaler” category.

A film crew will be accompanying Tim as he and Beard Team Canada compete for the first time in this global event. Fans can log on here to support the team and more information about the competition can be found at worldbeardchampionships.com.

Although Tim recently ranked #19 in Metal Hammer Magazine’s “Best Beards in Metal” feature, he tentatively plans to shave the whole thing off when he returns home.

“I’d like to raise money for Locks of Love, a charity that makes wigs for cancer patients under 18. Even though they won’t accept a beard hair donation, I’m cutting off and donating my hair and if I can raise enough money through the Beard Team Canada site, I’ll also shave off my beard after the competition and start fresh for 2011,” says Millar. “It’s for a good cause and if we raise enough money, I’ll reveal my chin that has been hiding for the last 3 years. I’m sure you’re all curious to see if I really do have a chin.”

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Blood Red Throne Guitarist Død Cites Influence

Many people might not realize that this month marks the 20th anniversary of the release of MORBID ANGEL's landmark release, "Altars of Madness." The album has had tremendous impact on many guitarist from all genres of metal. Among them is BLOOD RED THRONE guitarist Død; who stated the following:

"When I started listening to death metal in 1991, this album was already a classic and an innovative album at that time. I remember we tried to pick "Maze of Torment" and "Chapel of Ghouls," but it was
hard to figure out all the riffs."

Død, a MORBID ANGEL lifer, also mentions: "One of the first death metal gigs I went to was Morbid Angel in 1995. Immortal was support and Hellhammer did the drums!"

BLOOD RED THRONE's upcoming new album, "Souls Of Damnation" is due to be released by Earache Records on June 1st in Europe and June 30th in the USA. More...

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Testament Practices What they Preach in Detroit

Testament is currently headlining their own North American Tour, supporting their 2008 album “The Formation of Damnation.” This is after a stint on the Metal Masters tour last summer, when they were disappointingly relegated to be the first band on stage, and ended up playing only 25 minutes a night. While that may seems reasonable when the other bands are Judas Priest, Heaven & Hell and Motorhead, it is still a disappointment to see a band like Testament get the shaft. This tour is the complete opposite, with Testament ruling the night despite strong performances from Unearth and Lazarus A.D. While the openers gave a good shot at upstaging the headliner, in the end everyone knew their place.

Harpo’s in Detroit has a unique setup. First off it is a particularly blighted part of Detroit. The evening starts by going through a metal detector while being closely watched by security guards carrying big hand guns. The doors opened at 6:00 pm, but there was hardly anyone there right at 6:00, and the parking lot had no tailgating. After the show the 24-hour Popeye’s next door was completely empty. More...

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