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Metal News for May 28, 2010

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37 news articles posted on this day.

The Funeral Pyre Announces Summer Shows

Los Angeles based black metallers The Funeral Pyre are set to release their new album "Vultures at Dawn" on June 8th, 2010. The Funeral Pyre will be touring alongside Early Graves throughout the summer. The currently announced dates are as follows:

6/4 CYC Fresno, CA
6/5 The Blvd- Boyle Heights CA
6/25 The Ruby Room- San Diego, CA
6/26 Yayo's- Tucson, AZ
6/27 The Nile Underground- Mesa, AZ
6/28 Skrappy's- Tucson, AZ w/ Landmine Marathon
6/30 Zen Miester Bar- El Paso, TX
7/1 Reno's Chop Shop- Dallas, TX
7/2 Zombies!!! Time- San Antonio, TX
7/3 Red 7- Austin, TX
7/6 The Black House- Nashville, TN
7/7 Skull Alley- Louisville, KY
7/9 Carabar- Columbus, OH
7/11 The Midway Cafe- Boston, MA
7/12 Church- Boston, MA
7/13 Dover Brick House- Dover, NH
7/14 Anchors Up- Haverhill, MA
7/15 Asbury Lanes- Asbury Park, NJ
7/17 The Union Pool- Brooklyn, NY
7/18 Belvedere's- Pittsburgh, PA
7/19 The Black Cherry- Toledo, OH
7/21 FUBAR- St. Louis, MO
7/23 The Manor- Lincoln, NE
7/24 Blastomat- Denver, CO
7/25 Ernie November- Cheyenne, WY
7/26 Burt's Tiki Lounge- Salt Lake City, Utah
7/27 Brawl Studios- Garden City- ID
7/29 The Morgue- Seattle, WA
7/30 Plan B- Portland, OR
7/31 The Jinx- Bellingham, WA
8/1 TBA- Eugene, OR
8/3 Submission - San Francisco, CA

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Scale The Summit Writing New Album

Houston's instru-metalists Scale the Summit will embark on a short run of dates starting on June 16th. These are the band's first live shows since headlining the inaugural Prosthetic Records' showcase at Austin's South By Southwest in March, where they debuted a brand new song. Scale the Summit is currently writing the follow up to 2008's "Carving Desert Canyons."

Guitarist Chris Letchford commented, "We're really excited about this short headlining run out to the 'Make Music Pasadena' festival in southern California. We have been at home writing for a couple months now after the BTBAM/Cynic/Devin Townsend tour ended earlier this year. It has been amazing; we're almost finished with all of the guitar parts and have just begun work on a lot of the drum and bass parts. Writing couldn't be moving along any smoother and its awesome to see the direction this album is taking us. We're really branching out our ideas, colors, and feeling for this next album. We're all looking forward to getting back out on the road and playing a few of our new creations for everyone in couple weeks!"

See the band at the following dates, before they begin recording:

6/16 Emo's Alterative Lounge- Austin, TX
6/18 Cheyenne Saloon- Las Vegas, NV
6/19 Make Music Pasadena Fest- Pasadena, CA
6/20 Nile Underground- Mesa, AZ
6/22 Lola's- Ft. Worth, TX

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Dew Scented Announces European Tour Dates

"Invocation," the brand new album from German thrashers Dew Scented, is now available in North America via Prosthetic Records and in Europe via Metal Blade Records. You can check out the new track "Arise From Decay," at the Dew Scented MySpace page. The band has now announced the following upcoming live shows:

6/4 Tower CD / Invocation Release Show Bremen, Germany
6/5 Protzen Open Air- Protzen, Germany
6/19 Hellfest Open Air- Clisson, France
7/16 Caos Emergente Open Air- Sao Pedro do Sul, Portugal
7/17 Bang Your Head! Festival- Balingen, Germany
7/30 Eisenwahn Festival- Obersinn, Germany
7/31 Baden In Blut Festival- Lorrach, Germany
8/20 Summer Breeze Festival- Dinkelsbühl, Germany
8/28 Elsrock Festival- Rijssen, The Netherlands
9/3 Livefactory / Metalfeast- Adelsheim, Germany
9/10 Turock Open Air- Essen, Germany
9/11 Mehsuff Metalfestival- Hüttikon / Basel, Switzerland

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Fear Factory To Stream Saturday's Concert

TheRaveLive.com will present a free live webcast from Fear Factory on Saturday, May 29th. The broadcast will begin at 8:30pm ET / 7:30pm CT / 5:30pm PT / 12:30am GMT, and is scheduled to also include sets from Prong, Silent Civilian, and Thy Will Be Done as part of the Fear Campaign Tour. Fear Factory is currently touring in support of their latest full-length, "Mechanize," which was released via Candlelight Records. The live stream can be found at this location (registration is required).

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At The Crossroads Announces New Live Shows

California death metal act At The Crossroads has announced the following upcoming U.S. live shows:

5/29 2010 509 Labrador Way Suisun City, CA
6/4 2010 The Boardwalk w/ Chelsea Grin Orangvale, US
6/13 2010 The Cabin (All Ages) Elmira/Vacaville, California, US
6/25 2010 Pinkys Bar and Grill sacramento, California

You can also check out the At The Crossroads songs "Existence" and "Blue Prints" via the band's official MySpace page.

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The Haunted To Support Soulfly In Germany

The Haunted has announced that they will be supporting Soulfly on a pair of German tour dates. Here are the details:

June 09 - Ashaffenburg, DE - Colos Saal
June 10 - Augsburg, DE - Kantine

The Haunted is gearing up for the North American release of their new CD/DVD entitled "Road Kill," due out on June 8th. The package is already available in Europe.

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Dark Tranquillity Posts New Tour Video

Mikael Stanne of Dark Tranquillity has posted a video clip online from the Studio Seven club in Seattle to announce the last North American Dark Tranquillity show of 2010. The video clip can be viewed below.

The upcoming Dark Tranquillity tour dates are as follows: More...

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Dave Mustaine Checks In With Megadeth Update

Megadeth front man Dave Mustaine has checked in with the following update about the band's current activity:

"Droogies! Today is a travel day and we are all slowly, but surely moving on to our local airports this morning to start what could very well be the equivalent of our artistic and performing climax. So far...

"We are heading off with more great things on our horizon than at any time I can ever remember, and I do remember. Still, I don’t want to miss a second of what is coming up in these next two months, which could be what I would call, 'my musical nirvana.'

"Over the last two months I have streamlined some things in the land of allthingsmega, and made some necessary improvements out on the Killing Road too. I looked at several other projects and distractions that I needed to debride, that were just taking all of my time and there were absolutely zero benefits to me, my family, or to Megadeth, so I chose my family and Megadeth.

"That is the purpose of this update. I want to say thanks to my wonderful family for the most amazing two weeks at home and I can’t wait to see you guys in Europe. Justis, congratulations on graduating from High School! You have made me so proud, and I can’t wait to see what is next in your life. We are going to have a blast with all of your dad’s European friends this summer! And there are a lot of ‘em! More...

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Nothnegal To Play Rockstorm Chapter 3

Maldivian death metal act Nothnegal has issued the following update about supporting Arch Enemy on July 23rd:

"Nothnegal is confirmed to support Arch Enemy on their first ever performance in the Maldives. The Rockstorm Chapter 3 is to be held on the 23rd of July 2010. This would be our live debut with Kevin and Marco in the lineup and would be performing selected tracks from Antidote of Realism EP and tracks from our upcoming full length album. We have not done any live appearances since we started working on the album and its been sometime. We will be revealing more live dates and the complete album track listing and artwork soon!"

You can also check out Nothnegal tracks via the band's MySpace page.

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Danko Jones Releases "Full of Regret" Video

Danko Jones recently released their new music video for “Full Of Regret.” The clip was directed by the Diamond Brothers and features guest appearances by Elijah Wood, Selma Blair, Lemmy Kilmister (MOTÖRHEAD) and Mike Watt (MINUTEMEN, FIREHOSE, STOOGES).

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Alice Cooper Reunites with Bob Ezrin

Alice Cooper has begun working on a new album to be produced by Bob Ezrin as part of a new joint venture with Bigger Picture Group. Ezrin has a rich history of hugely successful collaborations with Alice including such groundbreaking albums as "Billion Dollar Babies," "Welcome To My Nightmare," "School’s Out" and "Love It To Death" and has, in the past, been described by Alice as “our George Martin.”

Ezrin, a partner in Bigger Picture, a Nashville based company, has been instrumental in contributing to the success of numerous artists including country music sensation Zac Brown Band, remarked, “I am delighted to be back in business with Alice Cooper and Shep Gordon’s Alive Enterprises and our whole company is over the moon about this collaboration. This is not a record deal but rather a partnership that involves virtually all aspects of Alice’s ever-expanding universe. And it’s a reunion with the first artist I ever produced and the first great manager I ever worked with. I couldn’t be happier.” More...

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Dio Memorial Gala To Be Held In Finland

Tavastia Club will host a Ronnie James Dio Memorial Gala in connection with the Tuska Open Air Metal Festival in Helsinki, Finland in July. The vocalists of the night include Marco Hietala, Tuple Salmela, Ari Koivunen and Patrik Eriksson. All proceeds of the show go to charity.

Ronnie James Dio Memorial Gala, Tuska 2010 Evening Club, Tavastia
Vocalists: Marco Hietala, Tuple Salmela, Ari Koivunen, Patrik Eriksson
Date: Friday, July 2
Time: 21-04:00
Tickets: 10 / 12 e, Tiketti (All proceeds of the show go to charity)
Age limit: 18 years

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BerserkerfoX Announces New Bassist

Australian death metal band BerserkerfoX has announced Massimo "Max" Bonazzelli as their new bass player. Max, who hails from Pesaro, Italy joined the band in February 2010 to replace Liam McRae after two years of solid gigging, and bass duties on BerserkerfoX's EP "King Kong on Crack" and LP "History.Altar.Ashes."

"We are very excited about having Max on board to join us on the road and writing the next album," comments the band.

BerserkerfoX will also be kicking off their national tour this June in promotion of the band's debut album. Confirmed tour dates are as follows, with more expected:

June 11th - The Arthouse, Melbourne (w/ Dreadnaught, Demonhead and Ayera)
July 23rd - The Empire Hotel, Sydney (w/ Bermuda, Alice Through The Windshield Glass and Hell Itself )
Sept 3rd - The Central Club, Richmond (supports TBA)

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Vindicator To Hit The Road In Support Of New Album

Midwest thrashers Vindicator are preparing to hit the road in support of their upcoming sophomore album "The Antique Witcheries," which is set for a world wide release on August 10th, 2010 via Heavy Artillery Records. The upcoming “Coastal Catastrophe” tour dates are as follows:

6/11 Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
6/12 Pittsburgh, PA @ Excuses
6/13 Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz w/ AT WAR
6/14 Virginia Beach, VA @ Gil’s Bar & Grill
6/15 Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
6/16 Philadelphia, PA @ JR’s Bar
6/18 Boston, MA @ Unit 11
6/19 Toronto, ON @ The Blue Moon
6/20 Ottawa, ON @ Café Dekcuf
6/21 Montreal, QB @ Club Saphir
6/22 Buffalo, NY @ The Lair

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Kings Destroy Streaming New Songs Online

Kings Destroy, Brooklyn’s up-and-coming doom/stoner rock outfit, released their debut 7-inch EP on Tuesday. The self-titled EP was recorded by Mike Moebius at Moonlight Mile studios in Hoboken, NJ. The tracks “Old Yeller” and "Medusa" are currently available for streaming on the band’s official MySpace page.

Kings Destroy played their EP release show Wednesday night at the Cake Shop in Manhattan, donating proceeds to the members of the band Torche, who were robbed while on tour in Chicago earlier this month. The band is still accepting donations for Torche, via Paypal to the email address: TLCforTorche@gmail.com.

The band will head into the Water Music recording studio in Hoboken, NJ this June, to record their debut full-length record with producer Sanford Parker (Yob, Pelican, Nachtmystium). The full-length is expected to be released this fall.

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Victory Records Offering Free Metal Sampler

Victory Records has issued the following statement about offering a free sampler for download over Memorial Day weekend:

"In honor of Memorial Day weekend, Victory Records and VictoryMetal.com are releasing the perfect soundtrack to your backyard BBQ; a free Memorial Day Metal digital Sampler! A fist full of metal from Victory’s heaviest artists will be available for download throughout the entire weekend.

"Leading the sampler’s illustrious mix, metal rockers, Sister Sin leak their rock anthem 'Outrage' from the new, never-before-heard album True Sound Of The Underground, hitting the streets June 22nd. Metal superstars, and freshly-signed Ill Nino debut an unreleased track from their upcoming Victory Records debut. This sampler will also include first-listen opportunities from the upcoming releases of All Out War, Corpus Christi, Grave Maker, Pathology, and Wretched, but not forgetting label-favorites Otep, Between the Buried and Me, Taproot, Emmure, Carnifex, Destropy, and more!

"The newly re-designed and completely updated VictoryMetal, Victory Records' premiere metal outlet, will host this Memorial Day sampler through the weekend only. Download the first half of the sampler now, and check in again tomorrow to access the rest of the tracks. Kick off your day by head-banging and air guitar-ing to the heaviest and grittiest metal you’ll ever find, for free."

Here's the complete tracklisting for part 1:

Sister Sin "Outrage"
Pathology "Code Injection"
Beneath The Sky "Terror Starts At Home"
Destrophy "Rise Of The Overman"
OTEP "Run For Cover"
Taproot "Game Over"
Emmure "I Thought You Met Telly And Turned Me Into Casper"
Carnifex "Hell Chose Me"
Corpus Christi "Blood In The Water"

Update: Part two is now online as well, available at the same location.

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Waking The Cadaver Announces Album Release

England’s Siege of Amida Records will release "Beyond Cops. Beyond God," the new album from New Jersey’s Waking the Cadaver in North America on August 10th. The album was produced by Joe Cincotta (Suffocation, Internal Bleeding) and featuring visual art by Tony Khoel (The Black Dahlia Murder).

To build up the album’s release, Waking The Cadaver have confirmed dates that will begin June 18th and currently run through July 30th. Additional performances are planned for Canada. Regarding the upcoming tour, drummer Dennis Morgan says, “We are eager to show off our new material and see all of our fans again. These shows are going to be action-packed and full of pent-up energy that we have be waiting to release on the metal scene for quite some time now. Come see us in your state this summer.”

The track listing for "Beyond Cops. Beyond God" is as follows:

1. Beyond Cops
2. Reign Supreme
3. Sadistic Tortures
4. Made in Hell
5. Boss Status
6. Terminate with Extreme Prejudice
7. Suffering Upon Revenge
8. Waking the Cadaver
9. Beyond God

The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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TTDTE Reveals New Album Cover Artwork

The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza has unveiled the cover art for the forthcoming album "Danza III: The Series of Unfortunate Events," via a video clip posted online through NoiseCreep.com, which can be viewed below.

The "Danza III" album art was created by Michael Windsor. Windsor has worked on book covers for numerous titles including The Da Vinci Code and The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown, as well as The Dexter series of books by Jeff Lindsay. He has also created album art and shirt designs for bands such as The Red Chord, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Pig Destroyer. More...

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Gwar Updates Tour Schedule

Gwar has returned to North America to begin the final preparations for a host of promo events and concert appearances in their continuing two-year long 25th Anniversary. After a lightening-quick four-month break spent in the band's hulking south-pole fortress ("fighting penguins..." claimed Gwar front-thing Oderus Urungus, "and working on a new album..."), the band reportedly made landfall late Wednesday evening, arriving in their signature bat-shaped helicopter at an undisclosed location.

In order to publicize their pressing agenda (and display the pressing of genitals), the band announced that on Friday, May 28th, at 10:00 p.m. E.S.T. Oderus Urungus will hold a web-based press conference, which can be viewed at this location, where he is expected to mouth-off about the insignificance of humanity and make a long and complicated set of demands. Viewers will be able to ask Oderus questions through the chat room, and he might even answer some of them.

In other news, Gwar is set to hit the road for the second leg of their "Lust in Space" tour, including stops at the Skatopia and Bonnaroo festivals. Bonarroo will also have a special Gwar autograph session at the official signing location, where loyal fans can get their favorite Gwar stuff signed, or even have their names carved into their foreheads. "It's a little thing we intend to do to, I mean for, our fans..." explained Gwar guitarist Balsac, the Jaws of Death, "So when they take all those drugs at Bonnaroo they won't forget who they are."

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

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Amalgama Seeking Fan Feedback

Amalgama has checked in with the following request for feedback from fans regarding their upcoming EP:

"We've been working our butts off for a while wrapping up this EP, making sure all the guitars are in tune, getting the perfect drum sounds, and singing our lungs out. We've kept you in the loop with all the goings-on with the recording and rehearsal process via our YouTube page and Facebook profile and even our Twitter feed. The responses we've gotten back from some of you have been fantastic: calls to have us play shows in your cities and towns across the United States & beyond.

"We really hope you've enjoyed some of the stuff that has been posted up by us on the web, but our next question is: what else do you want to see? Is there something that you would like to see on a t-shirt or a bit of insight on how we recorded the bass? There really are endless questions that we would love to answer. So feel free to message us with what you want to see or hear and we'll do our best to indulge your queries. More videos are on their way soon, as well as the title of our new EP. Don't miss the announcement!"

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Amoral Issues New Album Update

Finland's Amoral has issued the following statement about working on a new album:

"Hi guys, as you might've noticed, it's been real quiet here in the past few months. We've been writing, rehearsing and recording demos of the new material that will eventually become Amoral studio album number five. There's been a nice, long break from gigs, so we've been able to fully concentrate on this, which also explains the lack of updates or news online.

"So far, we have about 50% of the next album completely written and demo'd out, and we're really happy with what we're hearing. It's still gonna take a good while to complete writing the other half, figure out all the boring business side of things (new label etc) and actually record the album, so please be patient. We also have some shows to do during the summer, which slows the writing down a bit...

"We've posted a couple of videos of us recording new songs, one with Juffi's beats and another with Ari's vocals. Sorry for the lack of new music heard, but we don't wanna get the riffs out there this early in the process, we'd rather keep it fresh for when the album is actually out. More...

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Evile Adds U.S. Tour Dates

British thrashers Evile have added two additional U.S. dates to their upcoming tour itinerary. The upcoming Evile tour dates are as follows:

9/26 2020 WTC Mexico - Ciudad, MX
11/4 2010 Jaxx - West Springfield, VA

EVILE w/Overkill, Forbidden, Gama Bomb, Bonded By Blood
11/5 2010 Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY
11/6 2010 Crazy Donkey - Farmingdale, NY
11/7 2010 Cub Hell - Providence, RI
11/8 2010 Sonar - Baltimore, MD
11/9 2010 Gil's Bar and Grill - Virginia Beach, VA
11/10 2010 Amos Southend - Charlotte, NC
11/11 2010 Volume 11 - Raleigh, NC
11/12 2010 Hooligan - Jacksonville, NC
11/13 2010 Club Firestone - Orlando, FL
11/14 2010 Culture Room - Fort Lauderdale, FL
11/15 2010 The Masquerade - Atlanta, CA
11/16 2010 Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
11/17 2010 Newport Music Hall - Columbus, OH
11/18 2010 Diesel Nightclub - Pittsburgh, PA
11/19 2010 Rocko's - Manchester, NH
11/20 2010 Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ More...

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Grave Streaming New Album Preview

Swedish death metallers Grave have posted a new album preview online from their upcoming release "Burial Ground." The excerpt can be heard via the band's MySpace page. "Burial Ground" is set to be released on June 14th via Regain Records. The track listing is as follows:

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

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Katatonia Announces Festival Appearances

Katatonia has been confirmed to perform at the German Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park festivals on June 5th and 6th. The upcoming Katatonia tour dates are as follows:

6/5 2010 Rock am Ring Nürburgring, GERMANY
6/6 2010 Rock im Park Nuremberg, GE, GERMANY
6/18 2010 Metaltown Gothenburg, Sweden
6/20 2010 PHellfest Clisson, France, FR
6/27 2010 Graspop Metal Meeting Dessel, Belgium, BE
7/2 2010 Peace & Love festival Borlänge, Sweden, SE
7/17 2010 Ilosaarirock Festival Joensuu, Finland, FI
7/31 2010 Sonisphere Festival Knebworth Park, UNITED KINGDOM
8/2 2010 Cathouse Glasgow, UNITED KINGDOM
8/3 2010 The Village Dublin, IRELAND
8/4 2010 Limelight Belfast, N. Ireland, UNITED KINGDOM
9/8 2010 Sonar Baltimore, Maryland, USA, US
9/9 2010 The Trocadero Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, US
9/10 2010 The Gramercy Theatre New York, New York, USA, US
9/11 2010 The Palladium (MA) Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, US
9/12 2010 Petit Campus Montreal, Quebec, Canada, CA
9/13 2010 Opera House Toronto, Ontario, Canada, CA
9/14 2010 Peabody’s Cleveland, Ohio, USA, US
9/15 2010 Blondie’s Detroit, Michigan, USA, US
9/16 2010 Rave Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, US
9/17 2010 Reggie Rock Club Chicago, Illinois, USA, US
9/18 2010 Station 4 St Paul, Minnesota, USA, US
9/21 2010 El Corazon Seattle, Washington, USA, US
9/22 2010 Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, CA
9/23 2010 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, Oregon, USA, US
9/24 2010 Thee Parkside San Francisco, California, USA, US
9/25 2010 Galaxy Theatre Santa Anna, California, USA, US
9/26 2010 Whiskey a Go Go West Hollywood, California, USA, US
9/27 2010 U.B.’s Bar Mesa, Arizona, USA, US
9/28 2010 The Rock Tuscan, Arizona, USA, US
9/30 2010 Trees Dallas, Texas, USA, US
10/1 2010 Emo’s Alternative Lounging Austin, Texas, USA, US
10/2 2010 The Warsaw Houston, Texas, USA, US
10/4 2010 The Masquerade Atlanta, Georgia, USA, US
10/5 2010 Uncle Pleasants Louisville, Kentucky, USA, US
10/6 2010 Volume 11 Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, US
10/7 2010 Jaxx West Springfield, Virginia, USA, US
12/17 2010 Eindhoven Metal Meeting Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS

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The Konsortium Reveals 7" Split Details

Norway's The Konsortium has issued the following update about the upcoming 7" split with Satanochio:

"The 7" split entitled 'Surrealists' will be released officially on 4th of June 2010, by Temple Of Darkness Records (Ihsahn, Cadaver, Summoning, Absu, Zemial, etc). The split will be produced as a limited edition of 500 copies worldwide. It contains: Side A: Satanochio - 'I Spit Blood' (new track - recorded live), Side B:The Konsortium - 'You That May Wither' (Ved Buens Ende Cover). The cover was made by Costin Chioreanu (Twilight13media)."

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Thyateira Finishes New Demo

Thyateira has issued the following announcement about recording new material:

"What's up everyone? We have just completed recording a batch of brand new tunes for your listening pleasure! Tracking began Monday of this week at Mercenary Digital Studios in Zion Illinois. Owner/Engineer/Producer Scott Creekmore welcomed us with extreme focus and helped us complete a smooth, efficient, well executed demo.

"The new demo is without a doubt our best material to date. We also should add that these recordings are the first to include our new vocalist David Kvistad. We will be posting an update video of our work/shenanigans at the studio within the next coming days. Please stay tuned for some new and improved Thyateria! Also, a thanks to Shaun Glass for lending a very well appreciated helping hand!"

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Death Of Desire To Appear In Documentary

Death Of Desire has issued the following update about appearing in a new documentary:

"Black Station Productions is producing the documentary 'Out of the Black' which features bands from USA and Europe. Death of Desire has been selected as the featuring band in the USA side, we have started recording interviews and shots. The documentary is expected to be released in 2010 followed by a soundtrack in which Death of Desire will feature 3 tracks. The documentary directors are Stefan Rydehed and William Shackleford, Morbid is working as a correspondent filmmaker on the California side.

"Death of Desire has united forces with Black Saw Records and Ablaze Productions and will be releasing an official Demo entitled 'Folterkammer' limited to 1000 copies from which 400 will be signed by Morbid and Dawn Desiree. The album contains over 2 years of studio Demo recordings and also the eerie jams from the Military prison chamber in Germany. Further information to be released soon... Get your own before it's too late!"

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Deathred Checks In With Recording Update

Uruguay based metal band Deathred has checked in with the following update about recording new material:

"Hello everyone! For beginning this blog is a report on the new from Deathred because to mid-year get started composing again with fantastic news. One of them is I found a perfect sound through of my sound card m-audio, the acid pro 6, the plug-in distortion amplitube 1, and my Marshall MG series 30 DFX, all this together and mix well is finally the revolutionism of Deathred (Swedish melodic death metal sound high gain), now the guitars will not be recorded by line, now it will be like in a professional studio with a proper microphone front to Marshall because is truly fascinating as only the AmpliTube 1 is awarded the Dismember type sounds ..and other distortions few more!

"Well...with respect to the manner of composing Deathred already has a very special characteristic that makes seem all complete and complex beauty. And with respect to me is up to the emotional ultra melodic and powerful in the depths of the metal! So that I am very inspired to have obtained an amazing sound now only remains to do a good work."

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

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Frames Streaming New Song

Newly formed Montana based metal act Frames, which features former members from Lost Lady Saloon, is currently streaming a new song online. The new track "...To Emerge" can be heard via the official Frames MySpace page. Additional details on the band's debut release will be announced as they are made available.

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New Metal Songs Available On Rock Band This Week

This week's additions to the Rock Band Network features tracks from Pantera's "The Great Southern Trendkill," along with a few other tracks to get your heads banging. The complete list of new songs, including all the non-metal songs, is as follows:

a t o m - "Satellite"
After the Fall - "Stay Up With Me"
The Apples in Stereo - "Dance Floor"
Earl Greyhound - "Oye Vaya"
John Garrison - "Footprints"
Holy Grail - "Fight to Kill"
CJ - "Mr. Sun"
Drive Shaft - "You All Everybody"
Geronimo Jackson - "Dharma Lady"
Pantera - "The Great Southern Trendkill"
Pantera - "War Nerve"
Pantera - "Drag the Waters"
Pantera - "10's"
Pantera - "13 Steps to Nowhere"
Pantera - "Suicide Note Pt. II"
Pantera - "Living Through Me (Hells' Wrath)"
Pantera - "Floods"
Pantera - "The Underground in America"
Pantera - "(Reprise) Sandblasted Skin"
Plushgun - "How We Roll"
The Audition - "The Way You Move"
Anti-Flag - "We Are The One"

Coming to the RBN on PS3 on June 1st:

Flight of the Conchords - "The Most Beautiful Girl (In the Room)"
Jonathan Coulton - "The Future Soon"
All That Remains - "Forever In Your Hands"
Suicide Silence - "Disengage"
Steve Vai - "Get The Hell Out of Here"

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Blind Guardian Reveals New Album Release Date

Blind Guardian will release their tenth studio album, "At The Edge Of Time," in North America on August 24th. A deluxe edition digi-pak with a bonus CD (6 songs, 1 video, and a documentary) plus a code for exclusive content at a special fan-only site will also be available.

Artwork for the new album was created by Colombian artist Felipe Machado Franco (Iced Earth, At Vance, Axel Rudi Pell).

As previously reported, the track listing for "At The Edge Of Time" is as follows:

1. Sacred Worlds (9:17)
2. Tanelorn (5:58)
3. Road Of No Release (6:30)
4. Ride Into Obsession (4:46)
5. Curse My Name (5:52)
6. Valkyries (6:38)
7. Control The Divine (5:26)
8. War Of The Thrones (4:55)
9. A Voice In The Dark (5:41)
10. Wheel Of Time (8:55)

A single, "A Voice In The Dark," will be released in Europe on June 25th. The track listing is:

1. A Voice In The Dark (5:45)
2. You're The Voice (4:43)
3. War Of The Thrones (5:20)

A 30-second trailer to the song “A Voice In The Dark” is available on the band’s homepage. View all BLIND GUARDIAN in-studio video teasers here (#1), here (#2), and here (#3).

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Bret Michaels Returns to the Road

Fresh off being named the "Celebrity Apprentice" and a performance on American Idol this week, Bret Michaels and his "Custom Built" tour return to the road tonight, Friday May 28, 2010 in Biloxi, MS at the Hard Rock Casino.

Bret Michaels' new album "Custom Built" in stores July 6th.

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Clutch Announces Free Show

Clutch has announced that in celebration of the 9:30 Club's 30th birthday on Monday the 31st, the Washington, DC club has invited Clutch to play a short set for a free event. The event will be hosted by Henry Rollins and there will be several other bands playing as well. Interestingly, the event is not listed on the 9:30 Club's web site, so you may want to call ahead for details.

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Heavin Posts New Demo Online for Streaming

Hevein has relaunched their website and posted their new "Gentle Anarchy" demo that they have been working on for the past five years online for streaming.

The band comments on the new demo: "As you will hear this (if you listen to the songs) is a very different band from the 1st album. It is at times quite brutal and is the heaviest we have to offer. Due to some form of democracy some of the lighter tracks were left off this demo but you'll hear them sooner or later."

You can also stream their first album, "Sound Over Matter," in it's entirety here.

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2 Sides 2 Die Ready To Enter The Studio

2 Sides 2 Die has issued a new update about the recording of their new album, touring plans, and more:

"We are proud to announce that recording officially begins June 6th. We will be spending most of June in the Studio to make sure the final product is exactly what we want. Also, New shows have been added, and more will be announced shortly. We are planning several CD release events so be on the lookout for those as well. This is a big summer for us, and we can't thank you guys enough. New Shirts and the New album's artwork will finally be revealed very soon."

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Atheist To Record New Album

American metal veterans Atheist has announced that they will be entering LedBelly studios in Atlanta, Georgia on July 5th to record their fourth studio album, which will be the band's first studio album in seventeen years. It is expected to be released towards the end of the year with a 2011 world tour to follow. A message from the band reads as follows:

"I can't believe we are about to record this album finally" vocalist Kelly Shaefer states. "We have been working our asses off for a year, and have taken great strides to make this the record we, as fans, would want to hear from Atheist. It's ferocious, intelligent, and dead balls heavy as shit! When people hear this they're going to say, 'It's Atheist!'

"We are also honored and totally stoked to have Jason be a part of this album with us" says drummer Steve Flynn. "He went to great lengths to make this happen for us, and we are grateful. We anticipate collectively taking extreme metal to new places. Jason has quickly become one of the most sought-after engineers/producers in the industry, and we're excited to be working with him. He truly understands the legacy of the Florida death metal scene, and the importance of this record. We're confident that Jason will deliver an absolutely monster production. Additionally, we DO realize that the record has taken a long time to create. However, there are so many twists and turns in the average Atheist song, and we felt like it was very important to have enough killer material written so as to make it the most interesting record we have ever created. We wanted to make sure we took the next logical step in the evolution of our music. According to the critics out there, it's a tall - almost impossible - order. However, we feel like we have done it.

"Our late and great friend and foundational element of the Atheist sound, Roger Patterson, was always with us in spirit in the process of writing" adds Shaefer. "In fact, that frantic, technical Patterson spirit has come shining through once more in the form of Jonathan Thompson, our newest guitar player. 'JT' is a young-spirited multi-talented player - he also plays bass for Flynn's band Gnostic. As long-time Atheist fans, JT and Chris Baker understand what Atheist is at its core and what the fans expect. Both have proven to be invaluable in bringing out that classic Atheist sound and have been instrumental the course of writing this long-awaited record."

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Revolver Awards Diary

The past weekend VH1 Classic showcased the Revolver Golden Gods Awards show (taped from April 9th), an annual show of hard rock and heavy metal awards chosen by the readers of the rock magazine, Revolver. You can catch reruns of this event twice daily, for the next eighteen months. More...

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