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Metal News for May 9, 2010

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17 news articles posted on this day.

Epica Announces North American Tour

Epica has checked in with the following message:

"With the overwhelming success of the last trek through North America earlier this year, we will return to the U.S. and Canada for 24 headlining shows with Nuclear Blast labelmates Scar Symmetry, as well as Mutiny Within and Blackguard. The tour is set to launch on November 16 in West Springfield, Virginia and wrap up in Raleigh, North Carolina on December 18. This will be Epica's fifth North American tour to date!"

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Dark Tranquillity Gears Up for North/South America

Dark Tranquillity has posted the following message on their official website:

"That's right folks! Eyjafjallajökull willing, we'll leave our home town of Gothenburg tomorrow to embark on a massive headline trek taking us through the US, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. We've spent a lot of time and effort preparing and rehearsing for these shows and we intend to bring you nothing less than supreme D.T. performances in each and every city.

"This is a very important tour for us, so make sure to bring all your friends, spread the word and show up early in order to see the excellent support acts. All venues are now confirmed, so the complete tour itinerary can be found below. A message from mr. Stanne follows:"

Here is the list of tour dates: More...

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The Summoned Splits With Bassist

The Summoned has issued the following announcement about parting ways with bassist Greg Mann:

"Greg Mann has decided to part ways with The Summoned to pursue school and other life endeavors. The split was mutual and we wish him the best of luck in what he does. We're all still good friends and we thank him for the time he's spent with us and The Summoned. Greg will be finishing up the rest of the shows we have in May and will still be doing bass on our debut full length 'If Only Minds Could Paint Pictures' so we'll be looking for a new bassist starting in the month of July."

Anyone interested in trying out for the bassist position can see a list of requirements at this location.

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The Haunted Confirmed for Two Summer Festivals

The Haunted is confirmed for two festivals this summer:

Jul. 17 Balingen, Germany - Bang Your Dead
Aug. 26 Malmö, Sweden - Malmöfestivalen (preliminary)

The Haunted's live DVD/CD set, "Road Kill," is currently out in Europe and will be released on June 8th, 2010 in North America.

Catch The Haunted on tour at the following dates: More...

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Defeated Sanity Comments On European Tour

Germany's Defeated Sanity has checked in with the following comments about their recent European tour dates with Cerebral Bore:

"The mini Euro tour was a 'great success!' We wanna thank all the SICK bands we were on tour with Cerebral Bore, Scatorgy and Putrid Pile...what a sick line up, what a great time we had! Can't wait to see all you sick fucks again! Also thanks to all the fans that came out and supported the bands by buying merch or just going nuts to the music! Seeya soon!"

You can still catch Defeated Sanity live on the following dates:

5/21 2010 Prophecy Of Death @ Bambi Galore Hamburg, Germany, DE
6/5 2010 Bang Cock Deathfest Bangkok, Thailand, TH
6/10 2010 Deathfeast Open Air Hünxe, Germany, DE
8/26 2010 Lido Berlin Berlin, DE
10.13 2010 Goremageddon Festival Görlitz, Germany, DE

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Gorgoroth Adds Brazilian Tour Dates

Norwegian black metal band Gorgoroth will be performing a string of Brazilian tour dates this coming September, with support from Enthroned. Three dates have been confirmed so far, with more expected to be announced soon. Gorgoroth's upcoming European and Brazilian tour dates area s follows:

8/12 2010 Brutal Assault Festival Jaromer, CZ
8/13 2010 Bloodstock Open Air Derbyshire, GB
8/14 2010 Jalometalli Metal Music Festival Oulu, FI
8/20 2010 Summer Breeze Festival Dinkelsbühl, DE
8/21 2010 Doornroosje Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS
9/4 2010 Belo Horizonte/MG @ Lapa Multishow
9/5 2010 São Paulo/SP @ Carioca Club
9/6 2010 Porto Alegre/RS @ Bar Opinião

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In Mourning To Play Seaside Festival

Sweden's In Mourning has checked in with the following brief announcement about performing at this year's edition of the Seaside Festival:

"We are attending to Seasidefestivalen, in Falun, May 22nd! Also, we would like to thank all the nice people we met on our trip to Finland, thanks to all who showed up, and all the good peeps who were part of the arranging and whatnot! We had a blast!"

Further details on Sweden's Seaside Festival 2010 can be found at this location. You can also hear several sample In Mourning tracks that are available for streaming through the band's MySpace page.

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Nekrasov Offering Free EP Download

Australian black metallers Nekrasov are currently offering their "Perishable Things" EP as a free MP3 download. All four tracks from the release can be downloaded at this location. The track listing for "Perishable Things" is as follows:

1. C.Z.V.M
2. Womb
3. Dark at the End of Light
4. O Fool!

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Sons Of Fenris Comments On Upcoming Album

The upcoming Sons of Fenris full-length album will be entitled "Þurh Mihstoz af Khalijaewhaz." The album is set to be released later this year via Scythe of Death Productions (vinyl) and Ætergap Productions (tapes). Sons of Fenris has checked in with the following comments on the album's track listing:

"'Þurh Mihstoz af Khalijaewhaz' means 'Through the Mists of Heldrasil' in Proto-Germanic and the track list is: - Etanahaimezogrendijiz (Gates of Jotunheim): Ambiant track/intro - The Path towards the Abysmal Emptiness : A spiritual travel through both outer and inner dark worlds. - Death of the Four Pillars: It symbolically represents the final battle on Vígríðr and Their victory over the light. - Þeustrablotam (Dark Blot): A ritual for Them and Their infinite powers - Frihalsjaz þurh Biswarjan (Liberation through Invocation): This is a ritual ambiant track. An invocation written in Proto-Germanic for accelerating the anti-clockwise spiral of dark energies.

"- Wahram eþ Muþspellaugaz (Eitr and Muspell flame): The combination of Eitr the divine poison of Nifelheim and the dark flames of Muspelheim. The True Self. - The Opening of the Void: Written by Orm. The end of the cosmic Illusion. - Þurisawulfaz bloðisojanan (Thursian Wolf Blot): Trollaukin. Possession by the Rageful Beasts of the Ironwoods. Transformation. Primordial Rage. - Dauþaz af Ansiwiewhaz (Death of Yggdrasil): Ambiant track/outro."

You can also check out Sons of Fenris tracks through the band's MySpace page.

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Vader Announces "Blitzkrieg 5" Tour

Polish death metal band Vader will appear on the "Unholy Titans Tour 2010" together with Deicide and Marduk. Right after the tour the group will cross the eastern border of Poland to kick off the next part of "Blitzkrieg 5." The tour consists of 12 shows that will cover Russia, Belarus, the Ukraine, and Moldovia.

The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

26.05.2010 (Belarus) Minsk / Reactor
27.05.2010 (Belarus) Mogilev / Liga
28.05.2010 (Belarus) Gomel / Europa
29.05.2010 (Ukraine) Kiev / Bingo
30.05.2010 (Moldavia)Kishinev / New-Z
31.05.2010 (Ukraine) Iljichevsk / Golden Leon
02.06.2010 (Ukraine) Lugansk / Colosseum
03.06.2010 (Russia) Krasnodar / Strike Arena
04.06.2010 (Russia) Rostov-on-Don / DK Rostselmash
05.06.2010 (Russia) Voronezh / Tarantul
06.06.2010 (Russia) Moscow / XO
07.06.2010 (Russia) St-Petersburg / Orlandina

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Conteched Member In "Bizarre Gardening Accident"

Amsterdam based metallers Conteched have issued the following brief comment about canceling their live show scheduled for Saturday, May 8th, due to a "bizarre gardening accident:"

"Sorry we didn't show up for work yesterday at De Dukdalf, Wieringerwerf yesterday. A member of our team was involved in a bizarre gardening accident. We'll make it up to you this Saturday when we'll be at Maloe Melo, Amsterdam."

The upcoming Conteched tour dates are as follows:

5/15 2010 Maloe Melo w/Bypass & Violent Demise Amsterdam, NH
6/11 2010 Oefenbunker Landgraaf, Limburg , NL
9/25 2010 Manifesto w/ Deadcell & Haeckeflosse Hoorn, Noord-Holl, NETHERLANDS
10/2 2010 Loose End - GOJUFEST w/Bound In Blood/All For Nohting/Dark Remains Reeuwijk, ZH
10/16 2010 JC Solution Hillegom, Zuid-Holla, NL

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Sonic Syndicate To Play Rock The Lake Fest

Swedish band Sonic Syndicate has now been confirmed to play at this year's edition of the Rock The Lake Festival, which occurs in Carinthia, Austria. The festival will take place from September 2nd - 4th, 2010. More information on the festival and tickets can be found at this location. Other confirmed bands for the festival include Belphegor, Neaera, Deadlock, Illdisposed, Before the Dawn, Hackneyed, Forever it Shall Be, Dioramic, Lost Vital Spark, Fiddler's Green, Rage, End of Green, Crucified Barbara, Lacrimas Profundere, and more.

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Decrepit Birth Parts With Drummer And Guitarist

California based death metallers Decrepit Birth have issued the following announcement about parting ways with their drummer and guitarist:

"Drummer KC Howard and guitarist Dan Eggers have both decided to part ways with the band. We want thank them very much for the hard work. KC left the band right after the recording of the new album, to pursue his career as a full time music teacher. KC contributed since 2004 and has been an integral part of the band over the past years. Dan who joined in 2008, decided to part ways to due to personal career choices. We wish them the best of luck and success in whatever they do. For live shows, we will be bringing in drummers Samus Paulicelli (Ex-Abigail Williams) and Lee Smith (Estradasphere), both helping us (separately) on various future tours. As well, guitarist Chase Fraser (Animosity, Son of Aurelius) will bring his amazing guitar skills to the table.

"This temporary reconstruction of the bands lineup has left us no choice but to cancel for the 4th annual California Metal fest. We apologize to all the fans that were looking forward to seeing Decrepit Birth at the CAMF this year. We will be back for the Summer Slaughter tour 2010 with a new lineup and ready to perform a new set list featuring songs from our upcoming album 'Polarity' which will be released 7/27 on Nuclear Blast Records."

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Kuldakaust Issues Band Update

Guitarist Deadwood of U.K. black metal act Kuldakaust has checked in with the following update about the band's activity:

"First off I'd like to let you all know that our writing is going smoothly. Our new material is developing quite naturally. So you can expect quality material. Second I'd like for you all to know that we've acquired a vocalist and a new guitarist. We will be working hard and making sure we write quality songs for you all.

"Finally, we are ready to take our sound to the stage. We are currently looking for shows to play. So book us know. To do so you can simply message us on our myspace or email: kuldakaust@gmail.com and we'll be sure to get back to you."

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Sunday Old School: Crowbar

Many cities across the world have become known for producing many great metal bands. Birmingham, New York, San Francisco are just a few, but one that frequently gets forgotten is New Orleans, Louisiana. New Orleans produced arguably the greatest bands in the sludge metal genre, and perhaps the greatest of these bands was Crowbar. Crowbar was formed from the ashes of hardcore outfit The Slugs, with the original lineup consisting of bass player Todd Strange, drummer Craig Nunenmacher, guitarist Kevin Nooger and frontman Kirk Windstein. They released their debut album, "Obediance Thru Suffering" in 1991 which was well received but failed to sell well. However, the band was helped tremedously by Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo when he produced their next album and gave the band a support slot on one of Pantera's national tours, as well as wearing a Crowbar shirt in the video for "I'm Broken."

Crowbar drummer Craig Nunenmacher decided to leave the band in 1996 and was replaced by Jimmy Bower of Eyehategod. This lineup released the albums "Broken Glass" and "Odd Fellows Rest" in 1996 and 1998 respectively, before the band briefly recruited drummer Sid Montz for the 2000 album, "Equilibrium." Montz was replaced soon after with original drummer Nunenmacher, though once again his tenure would be brief, as he left to join Black Label Society soon after. The band then went on a hiatus for a while as Windstein concentrated on working with Down, the band which also featured Pantera members Phil Anselmo and Rex Brown, along with Corrosion Of Conformity leader Pepper Keenan and long-time friend Jimmy Bower, before returning with a completely new lineup in 2004, which included Rex Brown and guitarist Steve Gibb, former guitarist of Black Label Society and son of Bee Gee, Barry Gibb. This incarnation of the band released the album, "Lifesblood For The Downtrodden" in 2005, though new members were recruited soon after in the form of bassist Patrick Bruders (of Goatwhore fame) and drummer Tommy Buckley (best known for his work in Soilent Green.)

The band has continued to tour since 2005 with the promise of a new album in the near future. Crowbar's continuity has been disrupted several times in recent years, owing largely to frontman Kirk Windstein being involved in Down, as well as Kingdom Of Sorrow, the band he founded with Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta in 2005. The band replaced guitarist Steve Gibb last year with Kingdom Of Sorrow guitarist Matthew Brunson and have since been touring steadily, most recently as special guests to Sepultura in Europe. Their influence on modern metal can be heard today, with many bands citing them as an influence and they remain one of the greatest acts to ever emerge from the legendary city of New Orleans... along with Fats Domino of course. More...

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Deftones Posts More "Making of" Webisodes

Deftones continues to update their "making of Diamond Eyes" series. Here are the latest three webisodes since the last ones we posted:

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Bane of Isildur Replaces Drummer

Sydney’s viking metal warriors Bane of Isildur has announced a new drummer:

“Due to personal reasons Erik has been removed from the band as our drummer!

“We are happy to announce the recruitment of our newest warrior David Pietersz and we are looking forward to standing side by side in many battles to come! Dave is from the melodic death metal machine Sanctium and has also worked with some of Australia’s most prominent black metal bands. Daves first attack with us will be at the Sandringham in Newtown on the 13th of May alongside Metal, Defamer(Qld) and Human(N.Z)”

The show will be part of the massive Oceanic Annihilation tour, which has finished it’s New Zealand leg but will be hitting Australia very soon.

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