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Metal News for May 30, 2010

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17 news articles posted on this day.

Necrodeath Releases New Music Video

“Mater Tenebrarum,” the new video from long-running Italian extreme metallers NECRODEATH, was recently released. The song comes off the band’s 25th-anniversary covers album, entitled “Old Skull.” The CD, which was released on February 5, features guest appearances by members of influential Italian thrashers BULLDOZER and former members of SCHIZO. Check out the video below:

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Fattooth and Omega Crom Cover Deep Purple

A rare fan video has surfaced featuring Fattooth and Johnny K of Omega Crom covering Deep Purple's "Highway Star." The show took place in Vancouver, BC back in February. Check it out below.

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A Textbook Tragedy Calling It Quits

After almost a decade together as a band A Textbook Tragedy is calling it quits and they have announced thier final performance together as band for the fans, before going thier seprate ways.

"A TEXTBOOK TRAGEDY's last show ever" is taking place on June 19th 2010 at The Basement, 208th and 48th street in their hometown of Langley, BC. Joining them are:

-Special Guests-
The Februarys
Above This City
Against Grey
and Adventures Of...

Tickets-$10, doors open at 7PM.
Line up early to guarantee your spot. All Ages.

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Exilia Updates Tour Schedule

Italy's Exilia released their latest album "Naked" on May 21st, 2010. The band has now announced the following upcoming European tour dates in support of the release:

6/25 2010 Hometown Alliance Festival NERSINGEN (D), DE
7/10 2010 Helfensteinfestival Geislingen/Steige D-73312, DE
7/30 2010 Playground Open Air Nennslingen, DE
10/23 2010 Midian Cremona, Cremona, IT
10/29 2010 Honky Tonky Seregno, Milano , IT
12/3 2010 Metal For Mercy – Benefizfestival WITTEN (D), DE
12/4 2010 Noise Of Berlin @ Kato Berlin, Berlin, DE

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Deeds Of Flesh Working On New Album

California metallers Deeds of Flesh have checked in with the following update about working on a new album:

"What's up everyone, after a little break we are now working on the new CD which will be entitled 'Portal to Canaan' which stems from our last release 'Of What's to Come' and it's concept. Artwork pre prods are being worked on now by Raymond Swanland and will post cover when finished. We will keep you all up to date as things develop."

In the mean time you can hear sample Deeds of Flesh tracks via the band's MySpace page.

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Beyond Insanity Announces New Live Shows

French experimental death metal act Beyond Insanity has announced the following upcoming live shows:

6/5 2010 Crockmore w/ Opposite Self + Höly Ghözt Perpignan, PO, FRANCE
10/10 2010 Le Gibus w/ Scar Symmetry + Madonagun + Ashent Paris, Ile-de-Fra, FR
10/31 2010 Halloween Party 2 Saint-Estève, FR

You can also hear the Beyond Insanity tracks "Gone," "Psyco(path)etic," and "My Way of Life" via the band's official MySpace page.

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Throne Of Malediction Streaming New Song

Kalispell, Montana based metal act Throne of Malediction has posted a new track online. The new song "The Only Me," along with the previously uploaded "Revoker of Dreams," is currently available for streaming via the official Throne of Malediction MySpace page. The band also has the following upcoming live shows:

6/19 2010 The Dragons Den/Club Dungeon w/ Bloody Blood Orgy & tba Kalispell, MT
`0/1 2010 The Grateful Head shop w/Odyssey and TBA Kalispell, MT

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Equilibrium Uploads New Album Teaser Trailer

German folk metal outfit Equilibrium is set to release the new album "Rekreatur" on June 18, 2010 via Nuclear Blast. Equilibrium has now posted a new teaser trailer online for the album, which can be viewed below. You can also check out several sample tracks from the new album via the band's official MySpace page.

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Gallows To Play Pukkelpop Festival

U.K. based act Gallows has issued the following announcement about performing at this year's edition of the Pukkelpop festival in Belgium:

"We have just been confirmed to play Pukkelpop festival in Belgium on August 20th! After hearing only great things about this festival, we can't wait to come back to see our fans in Belgium again and be part of such an awesome line-up of bands. For more information about Pukkelpop, visit their website."

The upcoming Gallows tour dates are as follows:

6/5 2010 Bizarre Ball London, UK, GB
6/6 2010 The Rage Factor w/ Rage Against The Machine London, n/a, UNITED KINGDOM
6/8 2010 The O2 w/ Rage Against The Machine Dublin, IRE, IE
6/9 2010 Gelredome w/ Rage Against The Machine Arnhem, HOLLAND, NL
6/15 2010 Brixton Academy w/ Cypress Hill London, n/a, UNITED KINGDOM
6/19 2010 Provinssirock Festival Törnävä Festival Park, FINLAND
6/27 2010 Ghostfest Leeds, UK, GB
6/30 2010 Hove Festival Hove, NORWAY, NO
7/2 2010 Peace & Love Festival Borlange, SWEDEN, SE
7/3 2010 Roskilde Roskilde, DENMARK, DK
7/4 2010 Eurockéennes Festival Belfort, FRANCE, FR
7/6 2010 Rock For People Hradec Kralove, n/a, CZECH REPUBLIC
7/9 2010 Rock Planet (Headline) Cervia, n/a, ITALY
7/10 2010 PRock Im Ring @ Arena Ritter Bozen, ITALY, IT
7/17 2010 Jarocin Festival Jarocin, Poland, POLAND
7/29 2010 Paredes de Coura Praia Do Tabuao, PORTUGAL, PT
7/30 2010 Resurrection Festival Viveiro, SPAIN, ES
7/31 2010 Sonisphere Festival Knebworth, UK, GB
8/5 2010 The White Rabbit Plymouth, UNITED KINGDOM
8/6 2010 Boardmasters @ Watergate Bay Newquay, UNITED KINGDOM
8/7 2010 Hevy Music Festival Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, UK, GB
8/8 2010 Rebellion Festival Blackpool, UK, GB
8/20 2010 Pukkelpop Festival Hasselt, BELGIUM

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Hibria Parts Ways With Bassist

Brazil's Hibria has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with their bassist:

"This is something we've never thought we would communicate our audience someday, but we regret to tell you our great friend Marco Panichi has left Hibria. Marco told the band he left the group to dedicate himself to his personal projects. Due to the great pride we have for our career path and for all we have accomplished together since the beginning of the band, we respect his decision. As friends, we know we can count on Marco as well as he knows he can count on us in the present and in the future. To those Who follow our music, be sure that the four of us have been working harder and harder to release a killer, intense and heavier third album by the end of 2010. See you soon!"

Marco Panichi also commented: " I'm writing to share I'm leaving the band on the following days after 17 years dedicated to playing bass-guitar and 14 as part of Hibria, in which I'm one of the founding fathers. After all this time it will be hard not being part of a band and feel your heat after launching a CD or playing in a concert. However, lately, I feel more attracted to produce bands than playing in one. I'm aiming to work with different bands and for that reason I started a partnership with Final Pro Music in Los Angeles to launch Brazilian bands in the USA. More...

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Hallows Eve Added To TMT Metal Fest Lineup

Hallows Eve is the latest act to be confirmed for the 2010 edition of the TMT Metal Fest, which is schedule to take placed from September 24th through 26th in Middletown, NY. Other confirmed acts for the festival include The Misfits, Scum of the Earth, Greene Jelly, Omen, Vicious Rumors, Deathriders, Diecast, Texas Hippie Coalition, Forever in Terror, Stemm, and Caustic Method. The festival will also feature special guest Metal Sanaz. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location.

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Slodust Checks In With Recording Update

Drummer Dante X-X of Swedish metal act Slodust has issued the following update about recording new material:

"Hey friends. As it looks now, we going back into the studio to wrap up the recording after
the show next Sunday. And, it looks like we gonna throw in a couple of more super new songs in the record! So, maybe the computer breakdown a couple of months ago, was not so bad after all... See you!"

Slodust tracks can also be heard via the band's MySpace page.

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Internal Nightmare Posts New Song Online

Internal Nightmare has posted their new single, "Annexation," on their MySpace player. The song is off the band's upcoming EP, "Segregation," due out on June 25th via High Voltage Records. The 5-song EP was recorded and mixed once again at Legion Studios by Julian Renzo (Jack The Stripper, Lure The Sun).

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Raven Announces More European Tour Dates

Traditional hard rockers Raven have announced where they will be peddling their "athletic rock" this summer in Europe. They have scheduled quite busy summer to support their most recent studio full length "Walk Through Fire." Find out more at Raven's MySpace Page.

Dates:
June 12 - SWE-Sölvesborg - Sweden Rock Festival
June 19 - F-Clisson - Hellfest
June 25 - B-Dessel - Graspop Metal Meeting
June 26 - I-Collegno - Gods Of Metal Festival
July 31 - D-Brande bei Elmshorn - Headbangers Open Air
Aug 01 - NL-Kerkraade - The Rock Temple
Aug 02 - D-Egelsee - Schwarzer Adler
Aug 03 - D-Essen - Turock
Aug 04 - NL-Den Haag - Het Paard
Aug 05 - CH-Uster - Rock City
Aug 06 - D-Wacken - Wacken Open Air
Aug 07 - B-Deinze - Alcatraz Metal Festival

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Thrash And Burn Tour 2010 Announces Dates, Bands

The Thrash and Burn Tour 2010 has announced a full slate of dates and bands. The Lists of both are below, and more details are at the Thrash And Burn Tour's MySpace Page.

Bands:
ASKING ALEXANDRIA
BORN OF OSIRIS
KITTIE
STICK TO YOUR GUNS
IMPENDING DOOM
THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD (July 16 – July 31)
EVERGREEN TERRACE (Aug 1 – Aug 15)
GREELEY ESTATES
PERIPHERY
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE
CHELSEA GRIN

Dates:
7/16-Louisville, KY @ Headliners
7/17-Nashville, TN @ Rockettown
7/18-Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
7/19-Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
7/21-Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
7/22-Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
7/23-Las Vegas, NV @ Rock The Block
7/24-San Diego, CA @ Soma
7/25-Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse
7/26-Fresno, CA @ The Crest Theatre
7/27-Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
7/28-Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theatre
7/30-Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
7/31-Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Event Center
8/01-San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
8/02-Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
8/03-Houston, TX @ House of Blues
8/05-Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
8/06-Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
8/07-Richmond, VA @ Hat Factory
8/08-Long Island, NY @ Crazy Donkey
8/09-Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
8/10-Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
8/11-Buffalo, NY @ Xtreme Wheels
8/12-Pittsburgh, PA @ Ches Arena
8/13-Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
8/14-Detroit, MI @ Harpos
8/15-Chicago, IL @ Metro

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Column

Sunday Old School: Saxon

Some bands play heavy metal. Other bands embody it. And nobody embodies heavy metal quite like Saxon have been doing for over thirty years. Whilst the band appear to be somewhat overlooked these days, to a die hard fan of metal, there's no denying that Saxon are one of the greatest bands to ever emerge from the United Kingdom. The group was founded in the Yorkshire town of Barnsley back in 1976 under the name Son Of A Bitch but wisely decided to change the name to Saxon, which represented a long-time lyrical theme of the band, namely it's fascination with British history. The band quickly built up a following, becoming one of the leading bands in the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal and gained support slots with the likes of Motorhead before releasing their self-titled debut in 1979. While the first album didn't fare too well commercially or critically, the 1980 release "Wheels Of Steel" earned the band two hit singles with the album's title track and the song, "747 (Strangers In The Night)" along with the future fan favourite, "Motorcycle Man." The album itself proved successful too as it hit the British album charts at number five. The band released a third album, "Strong Arm Of The Law" only four months after "Wheels Of Steel," which also did well critically and sales wise and featured some of the band's best known work including, "20,000 Feet," "Dallas 1PM" and the title track. After this, the band completed the third album in what is regarded as their "classic album trilogy" and released "Denim And Leather" in 1981. The album also entered the British album charts, this time at number nine and once again featured future live staples such as "Princess Of The Night," "And The Bands Played On" and the anthemic title track.

Saxon then released "Power & The Glory," which, while not being their most acclaimed album in their catalogue, is their best selling. As a result of the record's success, the band were able to embark on a headlining run of European arenas, taking a little known German band by the name of Accept along with them. Saxon continued their streak of commercial success when they released "Crusader" in 1984 and took two struggling bands on the road with them named Krokus and Motley Crue, allowing these bands to reach wider audiences. The band were to experience a backlash of sorts however, when they released "Innocence Is No Excuse" in 1985, with many European fans accusing the band of "selling out" to try and reach a more commerical audience in America, though in recent years it has earned a place in the hearts of fans. The group continued to do well throughout the rest of the decade, but found major success in America somewhat hard to find, resulting in the band being released from EMI Records after the "Destiny" album was released in 1989. They then signed to Virgin Records and released a string of albums which went largely unnoticed by the media.

A career resurgence of sorts began to happen in the late '90s however, with the band being invited to headline such festivals as Bloodstock and Wacken Open Air. Commercial success reared it's head once again in 2007 when they took part in Harvey Goldsmith's "Get Your Act Together," where Goldsmith attempted to restore the band to the popularity it had experienced in the 1980s. He did so by bringing in two new producers to oversee the band's new single, "If I Was You," from their album, "The Inner Sanctum." The single entered the top ten in countries all around the globe. Their most recent album, "Into The Labyrinth" has seen them continue to gain critical acclaim and tour with the likes of Anvil and Doro supporting them. Although "Into The Labyrinth" was only released last year, there is reportedly already plans to record a new album, along with a new documentary movie on the way entitled, "Heavy Metal Thunder." Whether you're a fan or not, no-one can dispute that Saxon have earned their place in heavy metal history by being one of the hardest working and most dedicated bands in the business, with a loyalty to their genre that is unquestionable. More...

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Interview

An Interview With Madder Mortem

Since the early 90’s, Norway’s Madder Mortem has been delivering atmospheric metal with a progressive touch. They have been labeled a gothic metal band for years, but with the lack of cheesy lyrics and awful make-up, that seems like an unfair branding. The band has been chugging along for a while under the radar, maintaining a small but dedicated fan base both overseas and in the states. While they have yet to do a full-scale tour of the states, the band’s latest album, “Eight Ways,” left an impression on many in the U.S. In a recent interview with Metal Underground, guitarist BP M. Kirkevaag talked about the band’s latest EP for single “Where Dream & Day Collide,” future plans, and the status of new material. More...

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