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Metal News for May 27, 2011

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Suicide Silence Posts New Album Studio Video

Suicide Silence has posted the first in a series of recording studio updates from the band's time recording the new album "The Black Crown." You can check out the clip below. "The Black Crown" is currently set for release on July 12th, 2011.

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Malfeitor Split Album Cover Artwork Posted Online

The front cover artwork has now been posted online for the Malfeitor / Birch Mountain split album "Dawn of Silent Decay," which is to be released by Hellthrasher Productions later this year. You can check out the art below.

The split contains four Malfeitor tracks that were digitally released on the demo "To hell, farewell," and four tracks from Birch Mountain's full-length album "Silence is complete."

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Naer Mataron Posts New Recording Update

Greek black metal act Naer Mataron has issued the following update about recording guitars for the band's upcoming album:

"Thursday was the last day for guitars. All leads are done, a few themes, fills and solos here and there, not just for the sake of it, but to serve each song's atmosphere. I always believed that the most difficult thing is keeping things simple, for simplicity in music is in itself essential. Just like the Doric order of architecture, a simple column with minimal designs, but radiating such strength in it's simplicity. Easy to understand, yet hard to achieve.

"Another challenge has come to an end and I am full filled with a feeling of satisfaction and conquest. Yet, much more lay ahead to conquer in the future... World without end!"

You can also check out the band's last recording studio update by heading over to this location.

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Necrodeath Posts Another Retrospective Track

Legendary black/thrashers Necrodeath are set to release their definitive retrospective CD "The Age Of Fear" June 14th, 2011 in North America on Scarlet Records. Noisecreep.com is now streaming the song "Hate and Scorn" from the release at this location.

The band also recently posted the song "Awakening of Dawn" online. Details are available here.

Featuring songs from the band's entire back catalogue, starting with 1987's debut album "Into The Macabre" through the latest release "Old Skull," "The Age Of Fear" captures the entire essence of the band to this day whilst awaiting the next new album, to be released in the fall of 2011 on Scarlet Records.

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Lost In Thought Posts Studio Video Update

Lost In Thought has posted another studio video update from the band's time recording the new album "Opus Arise." You can check out the new clip below, or find the previously uploaded studio video clip after the jump.


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Unkind Finishes Work On New Album

Unkind has completed work on the band's new full-length album "Harhakuvat," which was recorded and mixed by Kari Nieminen at Noisecamp Studios in Turku, Finland. The album has been set for an August 2nd North American release date on CD, LP, and digitally.

Additionally, Unkind has announced a brief European tour with Destroyed in Seconds. This tour will include appearances at the New Direction Festival (Germany) and Obscene Extreme Festival (Czech Republic). The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

06/25/11 Nijmegen, Netherlands Onderbroek w/ Destroyed In Seconds
06/26/11 Verden, Germany Dampfmule w/ Destroyed In Seconds
06/27/11 Hamburg, Germany Hafenklang w/ Destroyed In Seconds
06/29/11 Mulheim, Germany AJZ Mulheim w/ Destroyed In Seconds
06/30/11 Frankfurt, Germany Juha Herrenberg as part of New Direction
07/01/11 Nurnberg, Germany Kunstverrein w/ Destroyed In Seconds
07/03/11 Vienna, Austria EHK w/ Destroyed In Seconds
07/04/11 Budapest, Hungary Dürer Kert w/ Destroyed In Seconds
07/06/11 Uherske Hradiste, Czech Republic Mir Club w/ Destroyed In Seconds
07/09/11 Trutnov, Czech Republic Obscene Extreme Festival w/ Destroyed In Seconds
07/10/11 Leipzig, Germany Plaque w/ Destroyed In Seconds
08/12/11 Tampere, Finland Vastavirta
08/13/11 Kokkola, Finland Rock Pub
08/27/11 Jyväskylä, Finland Lutakko as part of Liekeissä Festival
09/16/11 Oulu, Finland Nuclear Nightclub w/ Ghost Brigade
09/17/11 Kuopio, Finland Henry's Pub w/ Ghost Brigade
09/23/11 Pori, Finland Montuu w/ Ghost Brigade
09/24/11 Kouvola, Finland Rytmi-Katti w/ Ghost Brigade
09/30/11 Helsinki, Finland Nosturi w/ Ghost Brigade
10/01/11 Jyväskylä, Finland Lutakko w/ Ghost Brigade

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Royal Thunder Recording New Album

Atlanta, GA’s Royal Thunder has entered the studio to begin work on the band's debut full-length album. The as-yet-untitled album follows-up the band’s self-titled EP and is being recorded in Marietta, GA at Aria Recording Studio with engineer Joey Jones. A late fall 2011 release date is expected with studio updates to be posted shortly.

Additionally, Royal Thunder will embark on a brief Southern U.S. tour this weekend alongside Black Skies and Caltrop. These dates will kick-off in Raleigh, NC and conclude in Savannah, GA. A listing of confirmed tour dates and cities can be found below. Royal Thunder’s EP is currently streaming in its entirety at this location.

05/27/11 Raleigh, NC United States King's Barcade w/ US Christmas, Caltrop
05/28/11 Orlando, FL United States Will's Pub w/ Caltrop
05/29/11 Panama City, FL United States C Level Bar w/ Caltrop
05/30/11 New Orleans, LA United States Siberia
06/01/11 Birmingham, AL United States The Nick w/ Black Skies, Caltrop
06/02/11 Atlanta, GA United States 529 Club w/ Caltrop, Sons of Tonatiuh

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Cauldron Announces Canadian Shows

Canadian heavy metal trio Cauldron has confirmed a number of Canadian shows with support from Richmond, Virginia's Volture. Cauldron recently completed a month-long North America trek with Holy Grail and is currently taking a break before playing a string of shows in the band's homeland. You can also check out the band's "All Or Nothing" music video here.

Cauldron frontman Jason Decay commented on upcoming shows: "We're looking forward to doing some more gigs with the boys after our little trek with 'em down the east coast US back in January. Should be a metal station on wheels."

The promotional poster can be viewed below, and the dates are as follows:

June 30 - Kingston, ON - The Mansion
July 01 - Montreal, QC - Katacombes
July 02 - Ottawa, ON - Mavericks
July 03 - Toronto, ON - Sneaky Dee's More...

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Arch Enemy Posts "Khaos Legions" Trailer

Sweden’s Arch Enemy has posted the fifth "Khaos Legions" album trailer online, which can be viewed below. The band is gearing up for the release of its ninth studio album "Khaos Legions" next month on June 7th via Century Media Records.

Arch Enemy also recently announced upcoming European tour dates, with details available at this location.

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World Under Blood Posts New Song Online

World Under Blood has uploaded the track “A God Among the Waste” to the band's official Facebook page. Head over to this location to check out the new track. The song comes from the band's upcoming debut album entitled "Tactical," which is set for release on July 26th (North America) and July 29th (Europe).

Commented guitarist/vocalist and mastermind of the project Deron Miller: "’A God Among the Waste’, to me is an instant classic because it melts your face right at the start and then concludes with an opposing mellow ending. I'm told it has a great chorus and it's the first time I’ve recorded a guitar solo in 15 years. The first 8 or so seconds are the fastest the album ever gets and because of that, I made it the album opener so people are brutalized as soon as they press play. No bullshit intros or scary gothic synths; it just gets going faster than you can probably handle it.”

World Under Blood is the melodic tech-death band of CKY guitarist/vocalist Deron Miller. The full line-up is as follows:

Deron Miller – guitar, vocals (CKY)
Tim Yeung – drums (Divine Heresy, Morbid Angel, ex-HATE ETERNAL, ex-DECREPIT BIRTH)
Risha Eryavac – bass (ex-Decrepit Birth)
Luke Jaeger – guitar (Sleep Terror)

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"Tundrastruck" 3-Way Split EP Details Revealed

Canadian thrash bands Black Moor, Metalian, and Sanktuary have come together to create "Tundrastruck," a 3-song EP featuring all new material set for release on June 15th, 2011.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Airborn Assassins performed by Metalian
2. Raise the Flag performed by Sanktuary
3. Awaken the Dead performed by Black Moor

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Earth Updates Tour Schedule

Earth, which is about to embark on tour dates in support of the "Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light 1" album throughout the Midwest and East Coast US in two weeks, has just confirmed a new full set of West Coast dates for the Summer months as well.

The new dates will see the band headlining shows in Oregon, California, and Washington, with direct support from Angelo Spencer et Les Hauts Sommets on all dates, and will also include special guests including Wyrd Visions, Whirr and Tiny Vipers on several shows. The band's upcoming live shows are listed below.

Midwest/East Coast American Tour:
6/08/2011 Mayne Stage - Chicago, IL w/ Ô Paon
6/09/2011 Mad Planet - Milwaukee, WI w/ Ô Paon
6/10/2011 Magic Stick - Detroit, MI w/ Ô Paon, Isosceles Mountain
6/11/2011 The Strutt - Kalamazoo, MI w/ Ô Paon
6/12/2011 Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH w/ Ô Paon
6/13/2011 Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, PA w/ Ô Paon
6/14/2011 Wadsworth Atheneum - Hartford, CT w/ Ô Paon
6/15/2011 Middle East Downstairs - Boston, MA w/ Ô Paon
6/16/2011 Le Poisson Rouge - New York City, NY w/ Ô Paon
6/17/2011 Ottobar - Baltimore, MD w/ Ô Paon
6/18/2011 Braddock Carnegie Library - Braddock, PA w/ Ô Paon
6/19/2011 The Historic Southgate House - Newport, KY w/ Ô Paon More...

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Marduk Kicking Off Seven Bowls Of Wrath Tour

Today, Swedish black metallers Marduk begin their Seven Bowls Of Wrath 2011 North American tour. The chaos begins tonight with a headlining slot at the Maryland Deathfest. From there, the band will systematically terrorize Montreal, Toronto, Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland and Brooklyn with Aura Noir, Black Anvil, Panzerfaust and HOD. In addition, the New York show will include an art exhibition by Oluremi White, whose work includes pieces inspired by the band.

Said the band in a collective statement, "As Marduk are about to begin the 7 Bowls Of Wrath Tour, we can also announce that at the New York show there will be an exclusive exhibition by New York artist Oluremi White, who will be presenting his paintings related to themes and visions based upon MARDUK songs. Don't miss out on that one! For a glimpse of some of Oluremi's works, visit his website at this location."

Marduk will be release the band's new EP "Iron Dawn" (reviewed here) today at the Maryland Deathfest. The EP will also be available at the six additional North American shows to follow. A track from the EP is also available for streaming here>

The tour dates are as follows:

5/27/2011 Maryland Deathfest - Baltimore, MD (Marduk, Aura Noir only)
5/29/2011 Cafe Campus - Montreal, QC
5/30/2011 Wreck Room - Toronto, ON
5/31/2011 Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL
6/01/2011 I-Rock Nightclub - Detroit, MI
6/02/2011 Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
6/03/2011 Music Hall Of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY

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Wintersun Posts "Beyond The Dark Sun" Video

Wintersun has posted a music video online for the song "Beyond The Dark Sun," which is off the band's self-titled album. You can check out the video clip in the player below.

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More Metal Songs Added To The Rock Band Network

This week's round up of metal tracks added to the Rock Band Network include new offerings from Blackguard, Winds of Plague, Amberian Dawn, and Indestructible Noise Command. Due to issues with the Playstation Network in some areas, only select tracks may be available for the PS3 edition.

The complete list of newly added Rock Band Network songs, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:


Amberian Dawn - "My Only Star" (160 MSP)
Blackguard - "This Round's On Me" (160 MSP)
Indestructible Noise Command - "Rain" (160 MSP)
Winds of Plague - "California" (160 MSP)

Indie Rock

Killbody Tuning - "Bamberg" (160 MSP)
Killbody Tuning - "Marker of Change" (160 MSP)


Aesthetic Perfection - "The Devil's in the Details" (160 MSP)
Magnus 'SoulEye' Pålsson - "Pressure Cooker" (80 MSP) More...

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Death Re-Issue Track Available For Streaming

A re-mastered version of Death's "Lack Of Comprehension," taken from the forthcoming re-issue of "Human," has been posted online now via the official Death Facebook page.

The "Human" album will mark its 20th anniversary with an official re-issue on June 21st in North America (June 27th internationally) via Relapse Records. "Human" has been entirely re-mixed by longtime Death producer Jim Morris and re-mastered by Alan Douches. The track listing for the re-issued version can be found here.

This special 20th anniversary edition of the album will come complete with expanded packaging featuring liner notes from Morris as well as former Death / current Cynic guitarist Paul Masvidal and over an hour of newly unearthed, previously unreleased early demo tracks. Human will be available on 2- and 3- disc sets as well as digitally. More...

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Sinister Announces New Lineup

Sinister recently parted ways with the band's bassist, guitarist, and drummer. Massacre Records has now checked in with the following update about the band revealing its new lineup:

"Now that was quick! On May 21st Sinister's vocalist Aad announced that he's the only remaining band member of the band. Three days later he announces the new lineup! The new band members are: Toep Duin (ex-Supreme Pain, Godmode) behind the drum kit, guitarist Bastiaan Brussaard (Supreme Pain) and gitarrist/bassist Dennis Hartog (Godmode).

"Sinister will soon start rehearsing. They have already finished two new tracks, 'Deranged By Desecration' and 'Regarding The Imaginary.' Aad also revealed the title of their forthcoming album: 'The Carnage Ending.'"

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Holocausto Canibal Announces Guest Appearance

After announcing that David Soares will be making a guest appearance on the band's upcoming album, Holocausto Canibal has now issued the following update about a new guest musician:

"The new confirmed guest participation for the fourth Holocausto Canibal album, is our long time friend Miguel Newton, from the legendary cult band Mata Ratos.

"Known for being one of the most resilient and respected bands in the underground scene, Mata Ratos are also known for defying conventions right in the public's face, no matter who stands in their way.

"Miguel Newton is the responsible for some of the most well known dirty rhymes sang in portuguese language and an expert in conducting the "tribal ceremonies" which spread violence and mayhem anywhere Mata Ratos performs.

"Recently, Holocausto Canibal covered Mata Ratos in the tribute 'Covers, Cu e Mamas o Tributo Ideal.' Now it's time for Miguel Newton to lend his ferocious voice to one Gorefilia song. One thing is certain, this will be a future hymn! More special guests, to be announced soon! GRIND ON!"

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Patronymicon Streaming Song From New Album

Swedish black metal act Patronymicon has announced the band's upcoming album will be titled "Prime Omega." A new song from the album is now available for streaming online through the Blackcrowned Records official MySpace page.

Head over to this location to check out the new Patronymicon track "This Darkness."

Additional details on the upcoming eight song album will be announced as they are made available. In the mean time, you can also check out more of Patronymicon's music by heading over to the band's MySpace music profile here.

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Nemesea Comments On Upcoming Album

Nemesea recently revealed that the band's new album will be titled "The Quiet Resistance." The band has now checked in with the following update about the album:

"Last week we revealed the title of our upcoming album. Today HJ will tell you a little bit more about the meaning behind this title. After lot's of songwriting, recording and producing there comes that moment to choose an album title. After we finished the songs, especially the lyrics, we found there was a certain theme in almost all the songs.

"Can you recall that feeling when you don't agree with someone or something and you want to stand up and speak out but are afraid to do so? Whether this is within a group, at home, at school, during work. Whether it's about feelings, politics, human and animal rights, everybody experiences resistance at some point and it's often frustrating if it stays a quiet resistance. Often you wished that you'd spoken your mind or stood up afterwards. That is what the album is about, just say it like it is!"

"Guest appearances: we won't reveal any names today but we can tell you there will be one or even a few nice guest appearances on the new album. In a few weeks we will tell you more about that! More...

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Aeternus Issues Album Update

Aeternus, which recently posted answers to fan-submitted questions about the band's new album, has now checked in with the following recording update:

"Phobos and Ares met up with the producer, Bjørnar Nilsen of Conclave & Earshot Studios in Bergen. They had a good meeting and it's likely that Aeternus will this time record the new album @ Conclave & Earshot.

"The band states that it has nothing to do with the quality of Grieghallen, it's all about attempting a different feel and sound by using another studio and producer."

Aeternus has also announced the following tentative track listing (with two titles still to be determined):

1. And the Seventh his soul Detesteth (Possible Album title)
2. Ruin and Resurrect
3. Reap what you Saw
4. Saligia
5. The Confusion of Tongues
6. The spirit of Illumination
7. Spurcitias
8. The Hand that Severs the Bond of Creation

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Demonical Issues Post-Tour Recap

Sweden's Demonical has checked in with the following post-tour recap:

"The Swedish warmachine is back at the base after a successful crusade through Europe. We would like to salute our comrades in Feral, Arroganz and Gloria Morti for sharing the utter madness, Chris for taking care of the rags and Markus for pro-driving and mental support. A huge thanx goes to all fans and followers who showed up and made the battles memorable, you will all be remembered.

"We will now re-charge our batteries, lubricate our weapons and return to the front in late August with a full force attack at the Summer Breeze Festival. More crusades to follow, stay alert."

You can also check out footage of the band performing live by heading over to this location.

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Hatesphere Announces New Bassist

Hatesphere, which will be entering the recording studio in June, has now announced the band's new bass player is Jimmy Nedergaard (Gob Squad). The band is currently working on a seventh album scheduled to be released through Napalm Records in September.

Jimmy Nedergaard commented on joining the band, "I've been a fan of HateSphere for a long time, so of course I had to audition. Both their music and the energy they put in their work appeals to me, and our future plans for HateSphere are the same, so it seems obvious to me, to work and play with these guys."

The band also added, "Finding a new bass player showed not to be as easy, as we had hoped but our patience luckily paid off. Being a metal head but coming from a punk rock background, Jimmy fits our profile perfectly. He knows what he is going into, he shares our visions with the band, he has tried something different than metal but still has it deep in his heart, and last but not least he's a great guy. Fitting in personally means a lot to us, so Jimmy's age and experience has made him the perfect choice. We have already played our first live show with him, partied with him and involved him in the writing process of the new songs, so he has had a busy start - just as we want it."

In other news, Hatesphere will be on the upcoming Danish Headbanger's Ball Tour alongside Mercenary.

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Exodus Footage From Iron Maiden Opening Gig Posted

American thrash veterans Exodus have posted a 15 minute documentary online giving fans an in-depth look into its trip to Santiago, Chile to open for metal legends Iron Maiden. You can view the full documentary in the player below.

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Rwake Vocalist Releases Documentary Trailer

A new trailer has been posted online for the forthcoming documentary directed by Rwake vocalist CT titled "Slow Southern Steel." You can view the trailer in the player below.

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Hail!Hornet To Release "Disperse The Curse"

Southern metal act Hail!Hornet has revealed the track listing for its upcoming new album. The album, titled "Disperse The Curse," is set to be released on July 19, 2011 through Relapse Records. You can view the album's track listing in the player below.

1. Shoot The Pigs
2. Gifted Horse
3. Disperse The Curse
4. Glass Roses
5. Beast of Bourbon
6. Kill the Liars
7. Unholy Foe
8. Suicide Belt
9. Dullards Creed
10. Scars
11. Blacked Out In Broad Daylight

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RAM Announces New Album Details

Gothenburg, Sweden metal act RAM has revealed the track listing for its upcoming new album. The album, simply titled "Death," will feature ten all new tracks of which the titles can be found below.

1. Death...
2. ...Comes From The Mouth Beyond
3. I Am The End
4. Release Me
5. Defiant
6. Frozen
7. Under The Scythe
8. Hypnos
9. Flame Of The Tyrants
10. 1 7 7 1

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Sepultura Drum Cam Footage Posted Online

A new drum cam video has been posted online that features Sepultura drummer Jean Dolabella performing the band's new single "Kairos." You can check out the video, which comes courtesy of Sick Drummer Magazine, in the player below.

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Loudness Live Footage Available

Quality performance footage featuring Japanese heavy metallers Loudness has been posted online. The footage was captured during the band's May 22, 2011 concert at the Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, Ohio. You can view the clip in the player below.

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Audio Interview With Fozzy Posted Online

A new audio interview with Fozzy vocalist and WWE wrestling superstar Chris Jericho has been posted online. You can check out the interview in the player below.

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Communic Releases Second Album Trailer

Norwegian metal act Communic has posted the second album trailer for its upcoming full length "The Bottom Deep," which can be viewed below. "The Bottom Deep" will be released on July 22nd, 2011. The first trailer in the series is available for viewing here.

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Hammerfall Posts Behind-The-Scenes Video Footage

Swedish heavy metal act Hammerfall has posted some behind-the-scenes footage online from its recent "One More Time" video shoot. You can check out the clip in the player below.

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Hate Video Interview Posted Online

A new video interview featuring Polish death metal act Hate has been posted online. You can check out the interview in the player below.

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Onward To Olympas To Hit The Road

Christian metal act Onward To Olympas has revealed the dates for its forthcoming United States tour. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues provided below. The band's recently uploaded music video for "Structures" is also available here.

06/24 San Antonio, TX -- The White Rabbit
06/25 Dallas, TX -- Dad’s Venue
06/26 Tulsa, OK -- Reverb
06/27 Springfield, MO -- Salad Days
07/04 Indianapolis, IN -- Emerson Theater
07/05 Steger, IL -- Another Hole in the Wall
07/07 Whitesburg, KY -- Letcher County Tourism
07/08 Cookeville, TN -- Westside Station
07/10 Cape Girardeau, MO -- The Upperdeck
07/12 Grand Rapids, MN -- Solid Rock Church of God
07/14 Willmar, MN -- Sonshine Festival
07/17 Sioux City, IA -- The Underground
07/20 Salt Lake City, UT -- In the Venue
07/21 Roseville, CA -- Club Retro
07/23 Yucaipa, CA -- The Paradigm Venue
07/24 Canoga Park, CA -- The Cobalt Cafe

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36 Crazyfists To Embark On U.K. Tour

Alaskan metalcore act 36 Crazyfists have released the full list of dates for it upcoming headline tour of the United Kingdom. You can view all of the dates, cities and venues below.

09/30 Colchester, UK – Arts Centre
10/01 Oxford, UK – O2 Academy
10/02 Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
10/04 Exeter, UK – Lemon Grove
10/05 Portsmouth, UK – Wedgewood Rooms
10/06 Bournemouth, UK – Firestation
10/07 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy 2
10/08 York, UK – Fibbers
10/09 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
10/11 Sheffield, UK – Corporation
10/12 Newcastle, UK – O2 Academy
10/13 Glasgow, UK – King Tuts
10/14 Dundee, UK – Doghouse
10/15 Aberdeen, UK – Tunnels
10/16 Manchester, UK – Manchester Club Academy
10/18 Leeds, UK – Cockpit
10/19 Stoke, UK – Sugarmill
10/20 Norwich, UK – Waterfront
10/21 London, UK – O2 Islington Academy
10/22 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 2

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In Flames Posts New Footage From The Studio

Swedish metal act In Flames has posted the 4th of 6 web episodes documenting the band in the studio while it recorded its forthcoming new album "Sounds of a Playground Fading." You can check out the clip below. The new album will see a June 21st, 2011 North American release through Century Media Records.

The previously uploaded third web episode is still available here, or you can check out the music video for "Deliver Us" at this location.

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Mastodon Comments On Upcoming Album

Mastodon guitarist Brent Hinds recently commented on the forthcoming new album from Mastodon and had the following to say about its musical direction;

"'Blood Mountain' and 'Crack the Skye' — those albums took too long to make. This only took us a couple weeks to record and there’s a totally different feeling to it. It's a jump-on-your-bed, get naked, and go streaking kind of record. I haven't had this feeling about a Mastodon record since [2004's] 'Leviathan.' It's just fucking awesome.

"We've got a song about fighting, there's a song about lifting heavy stuff, there's a song about people on meth creeping around in trees trying to get the best wood grain out of a tree to sell it at Lowe's for [drug] money…the album is kind of silly. We're taking the piss out of things. It sounds like Zeppelin with these smooth buttery vocals and a huge Jimmy Page-style guitar solo. Me and Brann [Dailor, drums] play off each other also in this sort of proggy way. There's a lot of stuff for the listener to tweak their ear to"

Song titles set to appear on the album include "Blasteroids," "All the Heavy Lifting," and "The Sparrow." The band are also planning on giving the album the title of "The Hunter" or "Brother" in honor of Brent Hinds' own brother who unexpectedly passed away last December while hunting.

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Textures Releases New Studio Footage

European progressive metal act Textures has posted some new studio footage online documenting its time spent recording its forthcoming new album. When asked about the album the band commented by saying;

"This might be the biggest thing we have done so far, especially guitar-wise. We really used every piece of gear – every guitar, amp, cabinet and effect – that was available to us at Split Second Sound studio, to get the right sounds for all the different parts of the album. It’s a very tough process; we have been tracking guitar for weeks now, but finally the end is in sight! Bass, synths and vocals still need to be done, and those are being recorded right now. The pieces are coming together. This album is growing beyond control! [We] can’t wait to get on the road with this!"

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P.O.D. Performs New Song Live

New live footage has made its way online featuring California nu-metal act P.O.D. performing a brand a new track. The song, titled "On Fire," can be streamed in the player below.

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Thrice Posts New Studio Footage Online

Veteran metalcore act Thrice has posted a new installment in its ongoing studio diary series. The clips document the band's time spent in the studio recording its forthcoming new album. You can view the footage in the player below.

3rd Installment of "In Studio" vids from Official Thrice on Vimeo.

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A Plea For Purging Re-Signs With Facedown Records

American deathcore act A Plea For Purging has announced that it has decided to re-sign with Facedown Records. A statement from the band is posted below.

"Though we are still a very small band, 4 years ago when we were absolutely nothing, Facedown and the Dunn family believed in us enough to invest their time and money into us. We were some n00bs from Tennessee that thought we knew everything but really knew nothing.

With Facedown’s backing, we have been able to travel the world and meet tons of great people through our music. They have always supported us and given us complete artistic freedom. With that being said, it only seems right to continue on with the supportive team we have behind us. We are proud to continue working from within the Facedown Family."

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Just For Fun

Tower Of Gopal Releases "Pyramid Of Tears"

Tower Of Gopal has posted its new music video online for the track "Pyramid Of Tears" which sees the band evolving into a more black metal oriented sound. Tower Of Gopal is a comedic response by Magic Bullet Records mocking the recent signing of Design the Skyline by Victory Records, which has since went viral and met a large negative response from heavy music fans.

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The Ocean Posts New Music Video Online

German metallers The Ocean have teamed up with Noisecreep to debut their latest music video. The video was shot for the track "She Was The Universe" and can be viewed using the player provided.

You can also check out the band's previously uploaded music video for "Roots & Locusts" by heading over to this location.

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Iwrestledabearonce Reveals New Album Details

Progressive death metal act Iwrestledabearonce has revealed the track listing for its forthcoming new full length album. The album, titled "Ruining It For Everybody," will see a mid summer release through Century Media Records. The album's track listing can be found below.

1. Next Visible Delicious
2. You Know That Ain’t Them Dogs’ Real Voices
3. Deodorant Can’t Fix Ugly
4. This Head Music Makes My Eyes Rain
5. It Is “Bro” Isn’t It?
6. Gold Jacket, Green Jacket
7. Break It Down Camacho
8. Stay to the Right
9. I’m Gonna Shoot
10. Karate Nipples
11. Button It Up

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