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Metal News for May 6, 2011

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43 news articles posted on this day.


Ryan Suche Talks The Future Of Hoarfrost

Arising from a period of hibernation, Canadian metallers Hoarfrost are gearing up to debut material live from the upcoming album "Dysphoria," which is the follow-up to the "The Cold Plains" EP (reviewed here).

Talking about the new material, vocalist Ryan Suche stated, "There's this dark, depressing ambiance to the new material which really sucks me in as a listener, and I can't wait to see it transfer over in a live environment. I don't think people will be sure what hit them - but I know they're going to love it. This has been a rebirth for the band."

Ryan also discusses recruiting a new guitarist after the departure of Brett Goodchild, the Manitoba metal scene, and the new Primordial album. More...

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Fatality Posts Music Video Online

After making the new song "Thrash Fuck Eat Sleep" available as a free download, Toronto party thrashers Fatality have now posted a video online for the track. You can check out the song in the clip below.

The band also has the following upcoming tour dates:

May 6, 2011 - Montreal, QC - Hemisphere Gauche - w/ Dissension, Trainwreck Architect + guests
May 7, 2011 - St. Hyacinthe, QC - Bar le Trash - w/ Eternal Judgment, Alcoholator, Dusk, T.P.G.
May 8, 2011 - Quebec City, QC - Bar Octobre - w/ Eternal Judgment, Warnatic
May 11, 2011 - Moncton, NB - Plan B - w/ Sanktuary
May 12, 2011 - Fredericton, NB - F Studio - w/ Sanktuary
May 13, 2011 - Halifax, NS - Coconut Grove - w/ Sanktuary, Threshold Guardian
May 14, 2011 - Boston, MA - O’Brien’s Pub - w/ Skull Hammer, Led to the Grave
May 15, 2011 - Providence, RI - Firehouse 13 - w/ Skull Hammer + guests
May 16, 2011 - Portland, ME - Geno’s Rock Club - w/ Hessian, Skull Hammer, WarAnimal
May 17, 2011 - Framingham, MA - The Chop Shop - w/Skull Hammer, Crypter, Xatatax
May 18, 2011 - New York City, NY - The Acheron - w/ Brohammer
May 19, 2011 - Philadelphia, PA - JR'S Bar - w/Rumpelstitskin Grinder, Hessian, Coffin Dust
May 20, 2011 - Pittsburgh, PA - The Smiling Moose - w/ Mantic Ritual, Crown the Lost + guests
May 21, 2011 - Cleveland, OH - Gomorrah - w/ Vindicator, Miasmal Mammoth Grinder
May 22, 2011 - North Canton, OH - Sadie Rene’s - w/ Vindicator, Mortifier
June 3, 2011 - Toronto, ON - Blue Moon Pub - w/ Bolero, Derelict

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Iron Maiden New Compilation Release Date Set

British metal icons Iron Maiden have announced that it will be releasing a new compilation album titled "From Fear To Eternity: The Best Of 1990-2010." The new two disc set will see its release on June 6, 2011 through EMI Records. The new compilation set spans the the highlights of the band's last eight studio albums. The album's tracklisting can be found below.

Disc One:
1. The Wicker Man
2. Holy Smoke
3. El Dorado
4. Paschendale
5. Different World
6. Man On The Edge (live)
7. The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg
8. Blood Brothers
09. Rainmaker
10. Sign Of The Cross (live)
11. Brave New World
12. Fear Of The Dark (live)

Disc Two:
1. Be Quick Or Be Dead
2. Tailgunner
3. No More Lies
4. Coming Home
5. The Clansman (live)
6. For The Greater Good Of God
7. These Colours Don't Run
8. Bring Your Daughter... To The Slaughter
9. Afraid To Shoot Strangers
10. Dance Of Death
11. When The Wild Wind Blows

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Gallhammer Streaming New Song

Japanese doom duo Gallhammer has posted a stream of the track “Aberration” from the group’s forthcoming studio album "The End" on BrooklynVegan.com. Head over to this location to access the stream for a sneak peek at the May 31st release. "The End," Gallhammer’s third album, will hit stores next month courtesy of Peaceville Records. The track listing and cover artwork can be viewed below.

1. The End
2. Rubbish CG202
3. Aberration
4. Sober
5. Entropy G35
6. Wander
7. 108=7/T-NA


A "The End" mini-site containing an album teaser, desktop background, free song download, and more can be accessed online here.

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Vampires Everywhere! Posts Video Teaser Trailer

Vampires Everywhere! has posted a teaser trailer online for the upcoming music video for "Undead Heart." You can check out the teaser below. The band will be releasing the new album "Kiss the Sun Goodbye" on May 17th, and upcoming Vampires Everywhere! tour dates can be found here.

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Sepultura Reveals New Album Artwork

Brazilian thrash metal legends Sepultura has revealed the front cover artwork for their forthcoming new studio album, "Kairos." You can check it out below. The album will be the group's first for their new record label Nuclear Blast and will be released in Europe on June 24th and then in North America on July 12th.

Speaking on the artwork, artist Eric Sayers commented: "I started by researching Kairos for images and meaning as soon as the band gave me the title. Kairos is about time, the actions we take, and the positive or negative repercussions that follow. I knew the image would have wings. I also knew I would somehow need to represent time, but in a way that is timeless. Speaking with Andreas, he had an idea for a gel skull. I was uncertain how I would make that happen, but I did and it is unique. Actions and their repercussions are represented by the arms, transitioning from the strong healthy arm on top and the decrepit hand below. The background is made from a couple of photos I took on a recent trip to Morocco. They give the composition a mystical quality. It was an honor for me to work with Sepultura. I am a long-time fan of this legendary band." More...

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A Storm Of Light Announces Tour Dates With Tombs

The new album from Brooklyn-based apocalyptic metal contingent A Storm of Light is now available through Profound Lore Records. The album features guest appearances by Soundgarden lead guitarist Kim Thayil, Jarboe (ex-Swans), Kris Force (Amber Asylum), Nerissa Campbell, and more. The track listing for "As The Valley Of Death…" goes as follows:

1. Missing (feat. Kim Thayil)
2. Collapse (feat. Jarboe)
3. Black Wolves (feat. Kim Thayil and Nerissa Campbell)
4. Destroyer
5. Wretched Valley
6. Silver
7. Leave No Wounds
8. Death's Head
9. Wasteland (feat. Jarboe and Kris Force)

An MP3 of the track "Collapse" can also be heard at this location.

The band will be doing a string of initial tour dates with Tombs surrounding the release of the new album. Beginning the run with a co-record release show (since Tombs is also releasing a new album), the tour dates go as follows:

June 9 NYC Studio @ Webster Hall (DUAL Record Release show w/TOMBS)
June 10 Montreal QC @ Catakombs (18+)
June 11 Toronto ON @ Sneaky Dee's (18+)
June 12 Detroit MI, @ Smalls
June 13 Chicago IL, @ Pancho's (21+)
June 14 St. Louis MO, @ Fubar
June 15 Oklahoma City OK, @ The Conservatory
June 17 Austin, TX @ Red 7

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Arkona Posts "Stenka Na Stenku" Video

Arkona has posted a music video online for the title track off the band's new EP "Stenka Na Stenku," which can be seen below. "Stenka Na Stenku" will be released on May 27th, 2011 in Europe and June 14th in North America.

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Napalm Records Seeking Fan Feedback On Compilation

Napalm Records has issued the following announcement about seeking fan feedback on which songs to use for an upcoming 15 track sampler release:

"Due to the great feedback we received regarding the free & exclusive Facebook MP3 Compilation, we have decided to release a 'Volume 2' soon! We would like you to help us choose the track list for the 15-track sampler that will feature 'Napalm Records Classics.'

"We have put together a list of 50 possible 'classics' and started a poll on the official Napalm Records Facebook page! So become a fan and vote for your favorite classic track! The top 15 tracks will be included on the compilation, which will of course be free again and only available on our Facebook page!"

Bands appearing on the poll include Tyr, Tristania, Sirenia, Summoning, Korpiklaani, Leaves' Eyes, and more.

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New Metal Songs Land On The Rock Band Network

As the Playstation Network continues to experience outages, only the Xbox 360 edition of the Rock Band Network is receiving new music this week.

For rock and metal fans, this week's lineup includes tracks from Amberian Dawn, Asking Alexandria, Andromeda, and Wargasm. The complete list of newly added Xbox 360 tracks is as follows:

"Passing Bells" - Amberian Dawn
"Willow of Tears" - Amberian Dawn
"My Star" - Andromeda
"The Final Episode (Let's Change The Channel) (RB3 version)" - Asking Alexandria
"Hey I" - Blackberry Wednesday
"Hangman" - Drugstore Fanatics
"Seestrasse" - Killbody Tuning
"Katsushika" - Rishloo
"Stay Alive" - Rivethead
"Curse of the Werewolf" - Timeless Miracle
"Queen Bee" - Tina Guo
"Underground" - Wargasm

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Seven Thorns To Support Circle II Circle

After appearing at the upcoming Winestock festival in Germany on July 16th, Seven Thorns will be supporting Circle II Circle in July and August. The band's upcoming shows are as follows:

July 16 Winestock Festival/Germany
July 21 Siegburg/Germany @ Kubana
July 24 Uden/Netherlands @ De Pul
July 28 Osnabruck/Germany @ Ballroom
Aug. 02 Hamburg/Germany @ Silver (Wacken Warm Up Festival)
Nov. 18 Bremer Metal Festival/Germany (headliner)

You can also check out the Seven Thorns music video for "Liberty" by heading over to this location.

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Skeletonwitch Reveals Third Vinyl Details

American metal act Skeletonwitch has announced the details of the third, and final, installment of the band's 7" trilogy. Part III will be on gray vinyl and will feature a recently re-recorded version of "Onward To Battle," a track that originally appeared on the band's self-released debut album, "At One With The Shadows." The B-side, meanwhile, is a demo version of a new track, "The Infernal Resurrection," which the group recently debuted on tour with 3 Inches of Blood.

This is the first official taste of Skeletonwitch's new album, which will be released this fall. As with Parts I and II, this 7" - which again features artwork by the group's former drummer, Derrick "Mullet Chad" Nau - is limited to 500 copies. Order information is available at this location.


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Sister Posts New Single Online

Revolver Magazine has premiered a single titled "Bullshit & Backstabbing," which is off Swedish sleaze and punk influenced metal band Sister's upcoming album "Hated" (out June 7th in North America). You can listen to the song here or check out a teaser for the album below.

The band comments on the new single Bullshit & Backstabbing:

"Pretty much all of our songs takes form in the rehearsal and Bullshit & Backstabbing was no exception. It's a song with an 'up yours' mentality and fits us as a band perfectly. It's a fast track compared to the title track and we knew right from the start that this was goin' to be one of the band's favorite songs on the album. When we took it into the studio it really turned out exactly the way we wanted it to and working together with Martin Sweet (Crashdïet) and Calle Fäldt (Deranged) was really the best way we could have done for this album. Recording the guitars and bass in the studio in Staffanstorp in the southern part of Sweden and vocals in Sweet's studio in Stockholm gave us the possibility to focus on the right things while recording; a lot of stress because of a really tight schedule, but with a result that turned out really fucking great!"


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"Fortress Europe" First Chapter Posted Online

The first chapter of “Fortress Europe (The Big Shiny Prison Vol. II)” is now online & features interviews/appearances by Rotting Christ, Lecherous Nocturne, Hate, Melechesh, Hate, and Abigail Williams.

The prologue to "Fortress Europe" can be viewed at this location or the PDF can be downloaded here.

"Fortress Europe" is the sequel to Ryan Bartek’s “The Big Shiny Prison," a book of nonfiction journalism in which the author will be traveling Europe from July - August 2011 interviewing bands, artists, promoters and performers of all varieties. Although all aspects of underground culture will be represented, the main focus will again be extreme metal, hardcore punk, industrial, rock, electronic, etc.

"Fortress Europe" will feature a number of face-to-face interviews with legends in the metal/punk community - confirmations include members of Gorgoroth, Korpiklaani, Finntroll, Discharge, Agathocles, Bethlehem, Anaal Nathrakh, Deinonychus, Ingurgitating Oblivion, Ominum Gatherum, Rage, Decapitated, Mortiis, Stahlhammer, Horna, Master, Pigsty, Beherit, Squash Bowels, Drakkar Prods, Enochian Crescent, Thy Serpent, Battlelore, Antaeus, Funeral, Glittertind, Corpus Christii, Anata, Deranged, Primordial, and Wolfbrigade.

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Arch Enemy Streaming New Song

Arch Enemy, which revealed the track listing for the band's forthcoming album "Khaos Legions" earlier today, has now premiered a new song through MetalSucks.net. You can check out the song "Blood Stained Cross" by heading over to this location. Century Media will release "Khaos Legions" on May 30 in Europe and June 7 in North America.


A previously uploaded teaser trailer for "Khaos Legions" is also available for viewing here.

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Sarke "Oldarhian" Release Show Footage Available

Footage has been posted online of Sarke performing at a record release show for the band's new album "Oldarhian." You can check out the first clip below and the rest after the jump.


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A7x Releases New Single, "Not Ready to Die"

Avenged Sevenfold, in collaboration with Treyarch, has created an original music track titled “Not Ready to Die” for the “Call of the Dead - Escalation” zombie experience that assembles a zombie-carnage dream team to fight against a new and undefeatable zombie horde menace.

“Not Ready to Die,” the new single by Avenged Sevenfold, is now available for download on the iTunes store.

"Being able to collaborate with such talented artists and musicians was an absolute honor and thrill for everyone involved," said Treyarch Studio Head, Mark Lamia. "We think the fans are going to go crazy over it!”

“We're all huge fans of each other's work and have been talking with Mark and his team at Treyarch about creating something special,” said Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows. “So when the opportunity came together to do ‘Not Ready to Die,' it was a natural fit. We're stoked to be part of 'Call of the Dead'.”

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Hate Eternal Streaming Entire Album

After premiering the title track off the upcoming "Phoenix Amongst the Ashes" album through Metalunderground.com, Hate Eternal is now streaming the entire new album online. Head over to Metalsucks.net at this location to check out the band's new effort, which is due out on May 10th.

Founder, vocalist and guitarist Erik Rutan comments, "Phoenix Amongst The Ashes is an album that we did everything possible to create a death metal classic that would stand out amongst all of our releases as an album that not only carries the traditional Hate Eternal sound, but expands the boundaries of what is possible within the confines of extreme death metal. I feel that this album truly represents a band that overtime has matured into creating our most dynamic and intense album yet. At times fast and extreme, at times, heavy, atmospheric, evil and melodic with the darkest of overtones. I truly feel this is one of my finest moments in my career and a defining moment for Hate Eternal. If you are a death metal fan, you should give it a listen, you won't be disappointed!"

Hate Eternal also has the following upcoming live shows with Origin, Vital Remains, and Abysmal Dawn:

06/15 Austin, TX Emo's
06/16 Amarillo, TX Sorority House
06/17 Denver, CO The Marquis Theatre
06/19 Tempe, AZ The Clubehouse
06/20 Hollywood, CA The Key Club
06/21 San Francisco, CA Slim's
06/22 Sparks, NV The Alley
06/24 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
06/25 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater
06/26 Kelowna, BC Sapphire Nightclub
06/27 Calgary, AB The Distillery
06/28 Edmonton, AB Pawn Shop
06/30 Regina, SK The Exchange
07/01 Winnipeg, MB Royal Albert Arms
07/02 St. Paul, MN Station 4
07/03 Madison, WI The Annex
07/05 Chicago, IL Reggie's Rock Club
07/06 Cleveland, OH Peabody's
07/07 Toronto, ON Wreck Room
07/08 Montreal, QC Les Foufounes Electriques
07/09 Worcester, MA The Palladium
07/10 New York, NY Santo's Party House
07/11 Baltimore, MD Sonar
07/13 Charleston, SC The Oasis
07/14 Orlando, FL Firestone Live

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Chrome Division Uploads New Music Video

Chrome Division, which features Shagrath of Dimmu Borgir and Shady Blue of Susperia, has posted a music video online for the song "Bulldogs Unleashed," which can be viewed in the player below. "Bulldogs Unleashed" is off the band's upcoming album "3rd Round Knockout" (reviewed here), which is due out in Europe on May 6th and North America on May 17th, 2011.

Behind-the-scenes footage from the shooting of the music video can also be found by heading over to this location.

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Vomitory Posts "Regorge In The Morgue" Clip

Vomitory has posted a video clip online for the song "Regorge In The Morgue," which is the opening track off the band's latest album "Opus Mortis VIII." You can check out the clip below.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Regorge In The Morgue
2. Bloodstained
3. They Will Burn
4. The Dead Awaken
5. Hate In A Time Of War
6. Torturous Ingenious
7. Forever Damned
8. Shrouded In Darkness
9. Combat Psychosis
10. Requiem For The Fallen

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Giving Back

Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) is admitting that not only did he fall off the wagon in 2008, but fellow toxic twin, Joe Perry also joined him while they attempted to record a new album. The way Tyler tells it is that Joe was snorting so many prescription drugs he was unable to play guitar. Note that contrary to rumors, snorting non-prescription drugs does not enhance playing guitar…

With eight out of thirteen tracks completed, Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row) is expected to have a new album released in the Summer of 2011. Bach is promising rock and roll with clean vocals and lots of screaming. All signs are pointing to Sebastian putting his “country music” years behind him. It appears everyone has agreed to just ignore this and make believe it never happened and that’s fine with me...

After attending classes and making a donation to M.A.D.D., Vince Neil (Motley Crue) is fully clear of his DUI charge. Neil will have the weekend to rest and then appear back in court on Monday for battery and disorderly conduct charges. For those keeping track it’s: Vince Neil 2, Lindsay Lohan 2 for number of court appearances in 2011. The good news is both are below their annual average, the bad news is we are only one-third through the year… More...

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Trollfest Posts "Die Verdammte Hungersnot" Video

Trollfest has posted a new music video online for the song "Die Verdammte Hungersnot," which is off the band's album "En Kvest For Den Hellige Gral." You can check out the clip below.

A teaser trailer for the album is also available by heading over to this location.

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Unholy To Re-Issue "Rapture"

Finland's Unholy formed in 1988 and was among the first doom metal bands from the country. "Rapture" was the band’s 3rd album, which was originally released in 1998, and is now being re-issued with bonus material. This edition of "Rapture" features 2 bonus live tracks, including a live rendition of "Petrified Spirits." The re-issue will see release on June 20th, 2011, and the track listing and cover artwork can be viewed below.


1. Into Cold Light
2. Petrified Spirits
3. For The Unknown One
4. Wunderwerek
5. After God
6. Unzeitgeist
7. Wretched
8. Deluge

Bonus live tracks
9. Petrified Spirits
10. Covetous Glance

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Autopsy Posts Audio Samples From New Album

Reactivated death metal act Autopsy will release a new album titled "Macabre Eternal" on May 30th/May 31st, 2011. Peaceville Records has now launched a new website for the release, which features audio samples from the album, artwork, and more. You can check out the new site by heading over to this location. Live footage of the band performing the new song "Always About To Die" is also available here.

The track listing for "Macabre Eternal" is as follows:

1. Hand Of Darkness
2. Dirty Gore Whore
3. Always About To Die
4. Macabre Eternal
5. Deliver Me From Sanity
6. Seeds Of The Doomed
7. Bridge Of Bones
8. Born Undead
9. Sewn Into One
10. Bludgeoned And Brained
11. Sadistic Gratification
12. Spill My Blood

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Heathen Video Interview Posted Online

Capital Chaos has posted a video interview online with David White of Heathen. You can check out the first part below and the second half is available after the jump.


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Zombi Streaming Entire New Album

Zombi is currently streaming the band's brand new album "Escape Velocity" online now at Rock-A-Rolla.com. You can check out the entire album by heading over to this location. "Escape Velocity" will see its North American release next Tuesday, May 10th, and will be available on CD, LP, and digitally. Zombie is also the cover star of the April/May 2011 print issue of Rock-A-Rolla.

"Escape Velocity," the follow-up to 2009's "Spirit Animal," was recorded in part by ZombiI's Steve Moore and A.E. Paterra in Pittsburgh, PA and Nyack, NY. The album was mastered by Denis Blackham (THE WHO, LED ZEPPELIN, WILSON PICKETT, KRAFTWERK) at Skye Mastering in Scotland. "Escape Velocity" also features artwork courtesy of Jeremy Schmidt (BLACK MOUNTAIN), which can be viewed below.


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Overdrive Records Song For Japanese Benefit Album

Overdrive has issued the following announcement about recording a new song, which will be appearing on an upcoming Japan benefit album:

"We have just recorded a new track! It's entitled New Beginning (Arata Na Stato) that will be featured on a Japan benefit CD released by Lion Music. It actually features Per singing some Japanese phrases, too!"

The cover artwork and additional details on the benefit album "Embrace the Sun" are available at this location. "Embrace the Sun" is currently set for a June 17th, 2011 release date.

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Sadgiqacea Announces Shows With Mose Giganticus

Sadgiqacea has issued the following announcement about upcoming tour dates alongside Mose Giganticus:

"We are honored and pleased to announce a ten day tour with Mose Giganticus. We leave in a week. Thank you for your support."

The dates are as follows:

May 13 – JAX Blacksburg VA
May 14 – Ground Zero Spartanburg SC
May 15 – The Get Down Asheville NC
May 16 – The Handlebar Greenville SC
May 17 – Pending
May 18 – Live Bar Greenville NC
May 19 - DIVEbar Raleigh NC
May 20 – Pending
May 21 – TREASURE FEST Charlotte NC
May 22 – The Blue Nile Harrisonburg VA

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Tengwar Splits With Two Members

Folk metal act Tengwar, which recently released the new album "The Halfling Forth Shall Stand," has issued the following update about parting ways with two of the band's members:

"Tengwar has today the difficult task to make public the parting of two of its members: Lian and Nighurath, who leave to concentrate themselves on their own projects. Tengwar thanks both of them for unconditional effort and support given throughout these years treasuring in memory the good times shared. We wish our leaving companions all the best both in life and music and, for sure, we will meet again on many stages.

"We all in Tengwarthank and appreciate our fans' comprehension and support at this particular moment. The march goes on. The way is almost beginning. There is Tengwar for long time! There soon will be more news."

You can check out the song "War Begins" from the band's new album here, or view the cover artwork below. More...

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Atheist Live Footage Posted Online

Live footage of Atheist performing its track "Second To Sun" at the 2011 Neurotic Deathfest has been posted online. You can view the footage in the player below.

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Queensryche Reveals New Album Details

Progressive metal veterans Queensryche have revealed the tracklisting for their forthcoming new album. The new full length, titled "Dedicated To Chaos," is set to be released on June 28th, 2011 through Roadrunner's Loud & Proud Records imprint. You can view the album's tracklisting below.

1. Get Started
2. Hot Spot Junkie
3. Got It Bad
4. Around The World
5. Higher
6. Retail Therapy
7. At The Edge
8. Broken
9. Hard Times
10. Drive
11. I Believe
12. Luvnu
13. Wot We Do
14. I Take You
15. The Lie
16. Big Noize

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Arch Enemy Reveals New Album Tracklisting

Swedish metal act Arch Enemy has revealed the tracklisting for its upcoming full length. The new release, titled "Khaos Legions," will arrive in North American stores on June 7, 2011 through Century Media Records. You can view the album's track list below.

1. Khaos Overture
2. Yesterday Is Dead And Gone
3. Bloodstained Cross
4. Under Black Flags We March
5. No Gods, No Masters
6. City Of The Dead
7. Through The Eyes Of A Raven
8. Cruelty Without Beauty
9. We Are A Godless Entity
10. Cult Of Chaos
11. Thorns In My Flesh
12. Turn To Dust
13. Vengeance Is Mine
14. Secrets
15. The Zoo
16. Snow Bound

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Evildead Posts New Song Online

Reunited thrash metal act Evildead has posted its first new song in over two decades online for streaming. The track, titled "Blasphemy Divine," is available for streaming in the player below. The band are currently preparing a new full length record while working out details for reissue its entire back catalog.

Blasphemy Divine by EVILDEAD

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Pro-Pain Comments On The Departure Of Guitarist

Pro-Pain has posted the following statement online in response to the departure of Guitarist Tom Klimchuck:

"It is with great sadness that we bring to you (the fans) the following news: Due to unexpected circumstances regarding some potentially serious health issues, our longtime lead guitarist and dear friend Tom Klimchuck will unfortunately have to put his musical endeavors on hold for at least the foreseeable future.

"Although we all wanted so much for Tom to be able to participate in the 20-year anniversary tours, we collectively decided that it was too risky and that his health and family should take precedence. Thankfully, (with Tom's blessing), we have found a replacement in Adam Phillips (Indorphine) and so the tours will move forward as planned. The fans can expect a great show, as we have quite an ambitious set list lined up for them.

"We welcome Adam aboard and we wish Tom a speedy and full recovery.

"Thank you all for your support during this difficult time and transition, and special thanks to Tom for his many years of flawless commitment to our beloved band (this tour's for you). We hope to see you all at the gigs!!"

A statement from Klimchuck can be read at this location.

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Unexpect Reveals New Album Release Date

Canadian progressive metal act Unexpect has announced that its new album, "Fables Of The Sleepless Empire," will be released on May 31st, 2011. You can view the album's track listing below.

1. Unsolved Ideas Of A Distorted Guest
2. Words
3. Orange Vigilantes
4. Mechanical Phoenix
5. The Quantum Symphony
6. Unfed Pendulum
7. In The Mind Of The Last Whale
8. Silence This Parasite
9. A Fading Stance
10. When The Joyful Dead Are Dancing
11. Until Yet A Few More Deaths Do Us Part

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Anthrax To Reschedule Japanese Tour

American thrash veterans Anthrax have announced that their Japanese tour, which was expected to kick off on May 5 in Tokyo, has been "postponed." The band offered only the following brief statement: "We are currently working to reschedule and hope to announce new Japan dates soon." The affected shows can be found in the list below.

May 05 - Tokyo, Japan - O-East
May 06 - Tokyo, Japan - O-East
May 07 - Nagoya, Japan - Diamond Hall
May 09 - Osaka, Japan - Big Cat

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Caliban Covers The Beatles, Sample Posted

German metal act Caliban has posted a short teaser clip online of its forthcoming cover track of The Beatles' "Helter Skelter." the track is taken from the band's upcoming covers EP, titled "Coverfield," which will be available in North America digitally this summer. You can check out the preview clip in the player below.

COVERFIELD EP - HELTER SKELTER Snippet (Originally by THE BEATLES) by Calibanmetal

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Lineup For 2011 "All Star Tour" Announced

Update: the dates for the tour are now available at this location.

The full lineup for the inaugural edition of "The All Star Tour" has been announced. The tour will run from July 22, 2011 through to August 22. The confirmed list of dates are expected to be announced shortly. In the meantime here are the bands participating in the 2011 "All Stars Tour."

For Today
In This Moment
Born Of Osiris
The Ghost Inside
After The Burial
For All Those Sleeping
Memphis May Fire (select dates)
Motionless In White
Chelsea Grin
Sleeping With Sirens

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Inevitable End Posts Third Studio Report Online

Progressive death metal act Inevitable End has posted new studio footage online. The footage was captured during the band's time in the studio recording its second full length release, titled "The Oculus." "The Oculus" is to be issued through Relapse Records on May 24, 2011.

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Ringworm Announces U.S. Tour

Ringworm has revealed the dates for its forthcoming tour of the United States. Other acts scheduled to appear on the bill include Nails and Bitter End. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.

07/30 Berkeley, CA – 924 Gilman
07/31 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
08/01 Mesa, AZ – Nile Underground
08/02 La Cruces, NM – Trainyard
08/03 Austin, TX – Red 7
08/04 Dallas, TX – Trees
08/05 Little Rock, AR – Downtown Music
08/06 Kansas City, MO – The Record Bar
08/07 St Louis, MO – Fubar Music Venue
08/08 Chicago, IL – Subterranean
08/09 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
08/10 Albany, NY – Bogies
08/11 Boston, MA – Great Scott

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Revocation Posts New Footage From The Studio

Technical thrash metal act Revocation has posted some new footage from the studio online. The footage wad captured during the band's time spent recording its forthcoming new album, "Chaos of Forms," which will be released on August 16, 2011 through Relapse Records.

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Mose Giganticus Announces New Tour Dates

Mose Giganticus have revealed a new batch of U.S. concert dates set to take place within May and June. You can view all of the cities and venues listed below.

05/13 Blacksburg, VA – Jax
05/14 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
05/15 Asheville, NC – The Get Down
05/16 Greenville, SC – The Handlebar
05/19 Raleigh, NC – The Divebar
05/21 Charlotte, NC – Studio 1212
05/22 Harrisonburg, VA – Blue Nile
06/10 Akron, OH – Annabelle’s
06/13 Chicago, IL – Panchos
06/17 Belleville, IL – Illegal Tone Recordings
06/19 Dayton, OH – Blind Bobs

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New Job For A Cowboy Song Released

A track from Job For A Cowboy's forthcoming EP "Gloom" has been posted online. The song, titled "Misery Reformatory" is available for streaming in the player below. "Gloom" will hit store shelves on June 7, 2011 through Metal Blade Records.

Job for a Cowboy "Misery Reformatory" by Metal Blade Records

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