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Metal News for May 8, 2009

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14 news articles posted on this day.

Dreaming Dead Announces U.S. Tour Dates

California metallers Dreaming Dead have announced the following tour dates alongside Master and Pathology:

5/9 L.A. Murder Fest @ 4:50 - Front Stage! Los Angeles

6/14 Harmony Festival w/ Dead Kennedys, Bad Brains, Cake + TBA! Santa Rosa, California

7/6 Hell’s Kitchen **FREE SHOW** Tacoma, Washington
7/10 Master/Pathology/Dreaming Dead @ The Rock Maplewood, Minnesota
7/11 Master/Pathology/Dreaming Dead @ The Elbo Room Chicago, Illinois
7/12 Master/Pathology/Dreaming Dead @ Mac’s Bar Lansing, Michigan
7/13 Master/Pathology/Dreaming Dead @ The Bulldog Cafe Louisville, Kentucky
7/14 Master/Pathology/Dreaming Dead @ The Muse Nashville, Tennessee
7/15 Master/Pathology/Dreaming Dead @ The Room 710 Austin, Texas
7/16 Master/Pathology/Dreaming Dead @ Schotzi’s College Station, Texas
7/17 Master/Pathology/Dreaming Dead @ Walter’s Houston, Texas
7/18 Master/Pathology/Dreaming Dead @ The Pit Jasobi’s San Antonio, Texas
7/19 Master/Pathology/Dreaming Dead @ Histeria Club Juarez, Chihuahua
7/20 Master/Pathology/Dreaming Dead @ The Compound Albuquerque, New Mexico
7/21 Master/Pathology/Dreaming Dead @ UB’s Bar Mesa, Arizona
7/22 Master/Pathology/Dreaming Dead @ The Jumping Turtle San Marcos, California
7/23 Master/Pathology/Dreaming Dead @ The Knitting Factory Hollywood, California
7/24 Master/Pathology/Dreaming Dead @ Annie’s Social Club San Francisco, California
7/25 Master/Pathology/Dreaming Dead @ The Cheyenne Saloon Las Vegas, Nevada
7/27 Master/Pathology/Dreaming Dead @ Union Station Colorado Springs, Colorado
7/28 Master/Pathology/Dreaming Dead @ Box Awesome Lincoln, Nebraska
7/29 Master/Pathology/Dreaming Dead @ The Riot Room Kansas City, Missouri
7/31 Master/Pathology/Dreaming Dead @ The Canopy Club/CIM Urbana, Illinois

8/1 TBA Amarillo, Texas

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Dream Theater Posts "Rite Of Passage" Video Online

American progressive metal group Dream Theater has unveiled their new music video for the song, "A Rite Of Passage" which comes from their forthcoming new studio album, "Black Clouds & Silver Linings" which will be released on June 23rd through Roadrunner Records. You can check out the video below. More...

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Eden's Curse Posts New Music Video Online

UK melodic metallers, Eden's Curse, have released their official promo video for the song "Angels & Demons," which includes a duet with Pamela Moore, best known for her performance as Sister Mary, on Queensrÿche's 1988 epic release "Operation: Mindcrime" and 2006's sequel "Operation: Mindcrime II." The video can be viewed here. More...

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Voivod Streaming Two New Songs Online

Relapse Records has issued the following statement about Voivod streaming two new songs online:

"Two brand new VOIVOD tracks, ‘Earthache’ and ‘Global Warning’, taken from their forthcoming album Infini can be heard online now exclusively via Bravewords.com. Infini will see a June 23rd release date via Relapse Records stateside, and via Sonic Unyon in Canada.

"Infini’s 13 tracks were the last to be written with late guitarist Denis ‘Piggy’ D’Amour. The CD version of Infini will be packaged in a deluxe digi-pack with artwork designed by VOIVOD drummer Away. Images and pre-order options for the CD can be viewed here with details on the double LP pressing forthcoming.

"Infini was built from the final songs created by the band with Piggy. There were many discussions and ideas as to how to complete these recordings of songs that had never been actually performed with the whole band in one room. All of his original demo guitar tracks appear as they were recorded, no re-amping, no overdubs, just Piggy as he played the tracks he envisioned in his small bachelor apartment, the amp in the bathroom, capturing his performance with the laptop given to him by Jason Newsted. More...

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At Home In Hell Issues Band Update

At Home In Hell has issued the following update about preparing to start doing live shows again after a long hiatus:

"It was a very INTERESTING winter... We had a few new Ideas, Most worked but some didn't... But all good plans change a little right...?

"We are still looking at a Late June Return...(that will be posted very soon)... And we did manage to get quite a few new songs written during this little break, so that is neat!!!

"The only plan we've had so far, X, that hasn't worked was the new guy idea. The 5th member tryed it for a little while but couldn't juggle it between everything else he has going on, And he took off...But he did leave behind his instrument, so we gave it over to Chris to make good use of...... So that should keep him busy...hehe

"There's so much more I'd like to tell you but I'd rather show you, so you have to wait!!!

"See you all very soon!!"

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Wolven Ancestry Issues Recording Update

Canadian black metallers Wolven Ancestry have issued the following update about the recording process for their upcoming album:

"The recording process of our second album is almost completed, and a complete track listing is posted below for you all. We feel we have created something truly epic, a great evolution from where we left you all off with The Wrath of Gaia. Mixing and finalizations will follow as well as album art, working album title, new pics, and show and tour announcements will also be revealed in the next couple of weeks.

"Our new album is a concept album about the history of human life in Canada, and our early inhabitants beliefs. It involves geographical topics including East Coast and West Coast landings and migrations. It also deals with battles and wars that were fought here. Mainly battles that had an impact on social structure and the Europeans attempt to take the land from early civilizations, or first nations."

The track listing for the album will be as follows:

1. Intro
2. Silence of the Boreal
3. An Animistic Awakening
4. Memories of Life Forgotten With Time
5. A Trail of Blood in Snow
6. Hymn of the Fallen
7. March Forth Under Tortured Skies
8. Codex Canadiensis
9. The Bering Descent

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Psyopus Issues Road Report

Psyopus is currently streaming the song "Duct Tape Smile" from their latest album "Odd Senses" online at their MySpace page. The band also issued the following road report:

"Last night, Fredericksburg,VA took a trip in the Psyopus time machine to visit the ghosts of Psyopus past. Our dear friends and former bandmates Mike Horn and Harrison Christie joined us on stage to reconstruct not one, but two former Psyopus lineups. The ‘Odd Senses’ lineup jamed out ‘Medusa’, seemingly closing out the set. But wait! On comes Harrison to perform ‘Our Puzzling Encounters Considered’ and a pantsless rendition of the Psyopus classic ‘Bones To Dust’. I mean, really,would you have it any other way?

"Meeting up with old friends on the road is always a treat, and sharing the stage with them once again is a great pleasure. A fun night was certainly had by all (except for the kid in front who was accosted by a pantsless giant screaming bloody murder about his cocaine problem). Thanks guys. It was a blast."

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Evile And Gama Bomb Appear On Radio Show

Relapse Records has issued the following announcement about Evile and Gama Bomb appearing on a radio show:

"English thrashers Evile and Irish label-mates and fellow thrashers Gama Bomb featured in the notorious BBC Radio 1 Rock Show presented by Daniel P. Carter on Tuesday. The two bands were pitted against each other in a contest of wits called ‘Hammer's Hammer’ (of no relation to Timmy Mallet's ‘Mallet's Mallet’) recorded at the recent Hammerfest festival in Prestatyn, Wales. It was a closely fought contest between Philly Byrne (GAMA BOMB) and Ol Drake(EVILE) which actually took place in a children's playground ball pit.

"Listen back to the show and see who won here. Evile recently entered the studio to record the yet-to-be-titled follow-up album to their 2007 debut, Enter the Grave. The new album is being produced
by Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, DIMMU BORGIR) and is set for release later this year." More...

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Naer Mataron Issues Live Show Report

Greek black metal band Naer Mataron has issued the following statement about their recent live show in Belgium:

"The show at Belgium went great...All the bands performed very well and the audience liked it...Naer Mataron would like to thank all the crazy fuckers that attended the show and all the bands that played with us.

"Special thanks goes to Father Vik and the frontline crew,Filip and his wonderful wife and son Nicko for their great support.Iconoclasm and Jeroenymous for the great help with the drums,Kampfar and II13 for being the coolest guys ever... Everything went super and we`d like to come back some day for another concert....

"Everyone`s treated us the best...Thank you all.."

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Man Must Die Streaming New Song Online

Scotland's Man Must Die have posted the first preview track, "Kill It, Skin It, Wear It," from their new album "No Tolerance For Imperfection" online via the band's MySpace page. The follow-up to their Relapse debut "The Human Condition," "No Tolerance For Imperfection" will see a summer 2009 release date.

Man Must Die's Danny McNab commented on the new album:

"At last we feel Man Must Die have arrived - on all fronts, this is the album which we always knew we had in us, and we are super happy at the finished article. No Tolerance For Imperfection was recorded with painful precision and effort, we all sweated blood for this CD and cant wait to get this beast out. Every song has its own story and feel, lyrical concepts are as powerful as the music and this album is the first to feature new drummer Matt Holland, who has added some serious spice to the MMD sound. We are super psyched about getting it out and hitting the road to back it up, and cant wait for you all to hear it. Let the blasts commence..."

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Video Interviews With Napalm Death Available

Johhny Orlando Jr. has posted an eight part series of video interviews with Napalm Death vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway. The videos can be viewed below. More...

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Circle II Circle Issues Tour Road Report

Florida metallers Circle II Circle have issued the following tour update:

"Holy SHIT are we having fun out here!!! Hanging with alot of our old friends and making a bunch of new ones, too! The shows have been going GREAT! We would like to thank ALL you fans who have come out to the shows already! ESPECIALY those of you who have been following us to a few places so far!

"We are in Switzerland at the moment.....Pratteln to be exact. Just did our sound check here at the Z7 and are about to eat the long awaited meal that they always seem to prepare for us! The guys in Pure Inc and Tempesta will be joining us tonight for some partying....Looking forward to that as well!!! I guess that's pretty much it for now....We are drinking, smoking, laughing, sleeping a little and rocking a LOT! HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL SOON!!!


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Former TigerTailz Vocalist Steevi To Release Album

Former Tigertailz vocalist Steevi Jaimz is readying his brand new studio album, "My Private Hell," to be released on May 25th via Cargo/SCS Records.

Steevi was a member of Tigertailz for the band's first album "Young & Crazy," released on Music For Nations.

"My Private Hell" combines Steevi’s trademark glam style melodies with Kiss and Ozzy Osbourne style hard rock. The album was written, performed and produced in Sweden with Chris Laney and Anders Ringman aka Platform (Crash Diet, Europe, Candlemass) and mixed at Polar Studios (Led Zeppelin, Genesis and ABBA) in Stockholm during 2008.

The tracklisting for "My Private Hell" is as follows:

Don’t Say It’s Over
Something Good Something Bad
Still Crazy
Little Sistah
My Private Hell
Kiss Of Death
I Don’t Wanna Walk Away
Dancin’ With Danger
Kikk It Down

You can check out some of Steevi Jaimz's music on his MySpace page.

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The Rockstar Ramblings: American Idol Edition

Well, I think this makes it official. Velvet Revolver is unable to find a new lead singer. What else could possibly explain Slash appearing on the Fox family hour better known as American Idol? More...

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