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Metal News for June 1, 2010

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37 news articles posted on this day.

Interview

At The Soundawn Discusses New Album "Shifting"

Italian band At The Soundawn is an extremely tough band to peg down, which defaults them to genre titles that could mean anything, such as "Post Rock." The group's latest jazz and rock influenced hardcore outing "Shifting" hit stores in North America on April 27th through Lifeforce Records.

At The Soundawn's Andrea Violante shared the story behind the band's recent changes and the work they put into making "Shifting" into a single stream of sound. Andrea commented, "We would like the songs to be fluent and there should be a constant flow you follow. It’s not always easy to do it. Sometimes we have to do the sudden changes, but our aim is to do a slow composition." Andrea also went on to explain in detail the concept of the lyrics and the difficulties in playing the band's local scene. More...

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Mike Portnoy Announces Meet-N-Greets

Drummer and founding member of progressive metal titans Dream Theater has announced a series of in-store appearances throughout North America. More...

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Pit Stories: Midgets Love Slayer

We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week Sick Of It All vocalist Lou Koller shares a tale of midgets moshing in the pit:

We were on tour with Slayer, and it was Slayer, us, and Meshuggah in 1999. I believe it was in New Mexico. For some reason there was a real odd number we saw, a lot of Mexican midgets at the Slayer show. And they weren’t together. We were hanging out at the merch booth waiting to go on and we counted seven different Mexican midgets. When the show started, in the middle of the set, the Slayer fans in New Mexico were taking their shirts off, lighting them on fire, and then running around with them in the pit. That was one of the craziest things we’ve ever seen. So apparently midgets in New Mexico love Slayer.

Sick Of It All recently released their four years in the making album "Based On A True Story." You can check out an interview with Lou discussing the new album here.

Check back every Tuesday for more pit stories.

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Return To Earth Streaming New Song

The Jersey-based alternative rock meets metal outfit Return to Earth is currently gearing up for the upcoming release of "Automata," which is due out in stores and online August 17th. In honor of the band's second full-length album and Metal Blade debut, Return to Earth has launched a redesign of the MySpace page that includes the addition of the new track "Back Of My Hand."

The "Automata" track listing is as follows:

1. Automata
2. You Will Be Replaced
3. Back Of My Hand
4. 1.0
5. Edge Of Forever
6. Night Of The Exploding Razors
7. Snakeface
8. The Dots Do Not Connect
9. 2.0
10. The Replicas
11. So Close
12. God At The End Of The World
13. 3.0
14. Exit Wound
15. The Altercation Of Man

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Marionette Announces UK Headlining Tour Dates

Sweden's MARIONETTE has announced that they will embark on a U.K. headlining tour in October.

Commented bassist and founding member Mikael Medin: “U.K. fans get ready for some monster shows on our headlining run this October. We took three trips to the U.K last year, each being better than the last. Those seeing us for the first time will get a proper evening with MARIONETTE. In addition to extended sets, including fan favorites from Enemies and Spite, we’ll play songs we haven’t tried out on the road in quite some time. Fans will also see that we’ve worked hard to upgrade all elements of our show. We’ll be announcing more shows in the coming weeks."

“As we wind down the touring for Enemies and begin thinking about the next MARIONETTE album, we are hoping to squeeze in a brand new song we are working on our new vocalist Alexander Andersson. He has not only proven to be an excellent growler, but has a belting clean voice that will floor you live. Get your tickets NOW and we’ll see you in the mosh pit this fall!” More...

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Stream The Funeral Pyre's Entire New Album Online

Lambgoat is now streaming "Vultures At Dawn," the new album from black metallers, THE FUNERAL PYRE, in its entirety. "Vultures At Dawn," hits the streets next Tuesday, June 8. Check it out the stream at this location.

Upcoming tour dates with Early Graves are as follows:

6/04 - CYC - Fresno, CA
6/05 - 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
6/29 - TBA - Albuquerque, NM
6/30 - Zen Miester Bar - El Paso, TX
7/01 - Reno's Chop Shop - Dallas, TX
7/02 - Zombies!!! Time - San Antonio, TX
7/03 - Red 7 - Austin, TX
7/05 - TBA
7/06 - The Black House - Nashville, TN
7/07 - Skull Alley - Louisville, KY
7/08 - TBA - Cincinnati, OH
7/09 - Carabar - Columbus, OH
7/10 - TBA - Cleveland, OH
7/11 - The Midway Café - 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
7/16 - TBA - MA
7/17 - The Union Pool - Brooklyn, NY
7/18 - Belvedere's - Pittsburgh, PA
7/19 - The Black Cherry - Toledo, OH
7/20 - The Borg Ward - Milwaukee, WI
7/21 - FUBAR - St. Louis, MO
7/22 - TBA - KC, 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
7/28 - Mootsy's - Spokane, WA
7/29 - The Morgue - Seattle, WA
7/30 - Plan B - Portland, OR
7/31 - The Jinx - Bellingham, WA
8/01 - TBA - Eugene, OR
8/03 - Submission - San Francisco, CA More...

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Eden's Curse Donating Single Sales To Charity

Melodic metallers Eden’s Curse have released a digital single of their ballad “Man Against The World,” with 100% of the profits being donated towards charity. The profits will go to the two homeless charities shelter.org.uk in the U.K. and feedthechildren.org in the USA.

Songwriter Paul Logue commented, "We receive emails from our fans time and time again, but none moved me more than the one I received from Jared Hochstettler. He put together a montage on You Tube featuring some really powerful images of homeless men, women and children. It stopped me dead in my tracks and made me think about how fortunate I am. Right there and then I decided to do something about it and I’m delighted to gain the support of my band mates, record labels and Music By Mail in Germany, who assisted us with launching the track onto the worldwide portals, with a view to raising some money to help Shelter and Feed The Children. I urge everyone to simply watch the video and if you feel as moved as I did buy the download and do your bit to help ease the suffering of those less fortunate than ourselves.”

The fan made video clip for the track "Man Against The World" can also be viewed below. More...

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Onheil Posts New Music Video Online

Dutch blackened thrash/death metal band ONHEIL has posted their new music video for “Nemesis' Light Fading” online. Footage for the storyline has been taken from an upcoming independent movie, shot and directed by band member Amok. The rest of video shows the band playing in a one hundred years old electrical facility. Watch the video below:

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Chimaira Announces Live DVD Details

Cleveland, Ohio’s Chimaira has announced the upcoming live DVD/CD set "Coming Alive" will be released on July 20th, 2010 through Ferret Music. The band issued the following statement about the DVD's contents:

"This unprecedented release includes a four-part documentary filmed over the course of a year and a half while the entire package includes over 7 hours of exclusive content. The DVD, filmed entirely in HD, showcases Chimaira in the studio while recording the Billboard-charting, The Infection, and chronicles their recent, worldwide touring season. In summary, Coming Alive is an in-depth look into Chimaria’s life and music in the studio and on the road.

"Not only does the DVD set include this amazing documentary piece, another section, Chimaira Xmas Live Concert Film, celebrates the 10th annual Chimaira Christmas show in Cleveland, Ohio, which took place on December 30th, 2009. 13 HD cameras capture Chimaira releasing their fury for their hometown crowd on a dark and snowy night in December. Bonus features on the DVD include a 45 minute Resurrection: ‘Making of’ documentary, a 40 minute home-video footage documentary of never before seen moments, and a live CD featuring 17 tracks recorded at Chimiaira’s December 30th Christmas show."

“Metallica's A Year and a Half in the Life of...., and Live, Shit, Binge and Purge, were my bibles while growing up,” states guitarist Rob Arnold. “Watching the guys in the studio, out on the road, and backstage, taught me so much, and definitely played a major roll in shaping me into the musician I am today. After watching our new DVD set, Coming Alive, I sat back, ULTRA satisfied, and knew that this DVD would do the exact same thing for fans and musicians of today. The quality, the content, the humor, the realism, the insight, and the impact of this product, will definitely erupt onto the music community. Even the packaging is totally sick.... I can't wait to get my hands on one of the first copies, and I KNOW that you're going to love yours!”

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Abstinenz Announces New Live Shows

German black metal act Abstinenz has announced the following upcoming European live shows:

6/4 2010 Helvete Metal Club Oberhausen
7/9 2010 METALCAMP Tolmin, SLOVENIA
9/10 2010 Metal Embrace Festival Barleben bei Magdeburg, GERMANY
10/30 2010 Knüppelnacht Speyer (10 Jähriges Jubiläum!) Speyer, GERMANY

You can also check out sample Abstinenz songs via the band's official MySpace page.

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Sabaton Enters The German Top 20

Swedish power metal outfit Sabaton has entered the German album charts at number 20 with their latest studio album, "Coat Of Arms," which is available everywhere now through Nuclear Blast Records. A message from singer Joakim Brodén reads:

"Bloody hell! Who would have thought that six ugly swedish guys in camo pants would make the German charts? Damn, I can’t fucking believe it! Thanks to all the fans who made us hit the top 20! Noch ein Bier!!"

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Chimaira Reveals New DVD Details

Ohio based metal outfit Chimaira has announced that they will be releasing a new DVD/CD set entitled, "Coming Alive" on July 20th through Ferret Music. The DVD features a four part documentary which features footage of the band recording their latest studio album, "The Infection," as well as showing fans what life on the road is like. The DVD also contains the bands Chimaira Xmas concert, which was filmed in their hometown of Cleveland on December 30th 2009 as well as two bonus documentaries which look at the making of "Resurrection" and home movies. A bonus CD will also come with the DVD, which features the Xmas concert.

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Manowar Announces Colombian Show

American heavy metal veterans Manowar have announced that they will be performing their first ever concert in Colombia this November in the city of Bogotá. No date has currently been scheduled for the show, but it will be part of the bands next trip to South America. More information on the tour will be revealed shortly.

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Nevermore Announces North American Tour

American heavy metal outfit Nevermore has announced that they will be embarking on a headlining trek across North America this September, in support of their latest studio album, "The Obsidian Conspiracy." Joining them on the tour will be Warbringer, Mutiny Within and Hatesphere.

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Bonded By Blood Announces European Shows

Californian thrashers Bonded By Blood have confirmed a string of shows in Europe and the U.K. in August. Bonded By Blood is set to appear at the Brutal Assault festival in the Czech Republic on August 12th, before heading to the U.K. for three shows, including an appearance on the main stage at Bloodstock festival. Front man Jose Barrales comments: "We can't wait to hit these festivals, this will also mark our return to England and Scotland on our club shows, hope to see you guys raging out there!"

The band's upcoming album "Exiled To Earth" was recorded with producer Ralph Patlan and is due to be released in Europe on August 16th. Catch Bonded By Blood live at the following shows:

12.08.10 Josefov, Czech Republic - Brutal Assault Open Air Festival
13.08.10 Leeds, UK - The Well
14.08.10 Edinburgh, UK - Bannerman's
15.08.10 Derby, UK - Bloodstock Open Air

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Borknagar Splits With Bassist

Norwegian metal act Borknagar has issued the following update about parting ways with bassist Tyr:

"Erik Tiwaz(aka Tyr) has decided to leave the Borknagar fold, due to general disagreements. The split happened in a friendly manner and with mutual respect. The band wants to wish him the best of luck for future endeavors! More news- in way more positive terms- will follow soon!"

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

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CTTTOAFF Video Interview Available

Prosthetic Records has posted a brief video interview online with vocalist Ethan of Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire, which can be viewed below. The band's Prosthetic debut, "Songs Of Ill Hope and Desperation," will be available in North America on June 8 and in Europe in July.

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Dimmu Borgir Reveals New Album Details

Norwegian symphonic black metal band Dimmu Brogir has announced a collaboration with Norwegian composer Gaute Storaas in addition to the 51 members of KORK (the Norwegian Radio Orchestra) and the 38-member Schola Cantorum Choir for the band's as-yet-untitled new album. To date, over 101 musicians have lent their talents to the making of the album.

Composer Gaute Storaas shares some insight on what it’s like to work with Dimmu Borgir: "There have been several attempts of dressing up rock bands in suits, bow ties, and symphonic splendor - to various degrees of success. Working with Dimmu Borgir is quite different. Their music is epic, thematic and symphonic already from the creation; they are clearly having an orchestral approach to composing. My role in this is sometimes just to transcribe their themes, sometimes to take their ideas, tear them apart and build them back up in ways that are true to the band's intentions. The music must also be both interesting and playable for the musicians, and hopefully, meet the quality standards of the orchestral world.”

Dimmu Borgir's ninth studio album will be released in Germany on October 8th, in the rest of Europe on October 11th, and in North America on October 12th.

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Edenbridge Shoots New Music Video

Austrian power metal act Edenbridge shot a music video for the song "Higher" this weekend with director Silvan Guege (Blackstage TV) last weekend. The music video clip is currently set to be released online in mid June. The new Edenbridge album "Solitaire" is set to be released on the following dates:

6/30: Spain
7/2: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy, Sweden
7/5: Rest of Europe
7/13: USA/Canada

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Gyrdleah Reveals Debut Album Details

U.K. based black metal act Gyrdleah has checked in with the following update about finishing work on their debut album:

"Greetings & death calls, Gyrdleah is proud to reveal the artwork for the debut album 'Lunar Circle' designed & created by Alex Kurtagic of Supernal Music. Work on the album is almost complete and awaiting the final stages of recording. It has taken 5 years of planning, many changes & preparations to get this far and finally we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Gyrdleah is not a full time band, so time is precious & soon the waiting game will be over."

The "Lunar Circle" track listing is as follows:

1. Living Sin Made Flesh (Intro)
2. Sin Of Heptameron
3. Dagger In Black Scabbard
4. Ninth Lower Circle Of Hell
5. Unconditional Surrender
6. Bloodcrown Of Thorns
7. Hill Of Goats
8. Blood For Altar
9. Lunar Circle
10. (Outro)

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Vintage Flesh Issues Recording Update

New Hampshire black metallers Vintage Flesh have checked in with the following recording update:

"Whoa that was a rougher ride then the first! but we managed to nail two long songs one clocking at a whopping 10 minutes plus! The other just under at 9 and change. I know we did some other shit but alot of time was lost. We split the band up for almost a minute at one point. Just to give ya an idea of the tension involved. The drums are very demanding of every fiber of talent I have to offer them and that's not as much as I would like. But said and done and I am very glad for being pushed to the extreme. Note to self : don't go into the recording process with Hex knowing he is without weedies. Gotta keep that well supplied. Much more reasonable when high and drunk. End of note.

"Other then that we get off to a slow start. Our fine rec. engineer Gemini was still on the road rushing back from the Maryland Death Fest at the time we were to meet at the Opal studio. So we didn't get started till about 3:30PM. Till about 12:30Oneish in the morning! Hey I'm an old cotter and need my ugly rest. looks as nasty as mine don't fall from the sky. So to rap this up i will conclude, it looks like we have one more drum session if not two. I'm hoping one. Then I can take a break for a couple weeks and let TexHex do his things on the strings. Hopefully we wont find him hangin' from the ceiling by one of them. More later, remain a hater..."

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Project: Failing Flesh Issues Album Update

Project: Failing Flesh has checked in with the following announcement about finishing a new album:

"Count Back From Ten mixing is complete! The album is at mastering as this is typed. Within a couple weeks we will be probably be posting some new tracks. As some may know our friends at our last label Burning Star Records have run out of money (not shocking, considering the times) and sadly had to close down the label. We are still deciding what method to take to release CBFT.

"Whether we want to take the somewhat time consuming method of dealing with a new label or just do a self release and possibly license it, or even make it available via download, or some combination of all these options. No matter the method some promos will be printed up and close friends and fans will hopefully be able to hear this thing very soon! It's been a long process but we are completely happy with the result and that is the only important thing...not time tables, labels, etc.

"Songs to appear on the release include: 01: Count Back From Ten, 02: White Light Response, 03: Inanimate Objects, 04: The Potential to..., 05: Patient Zero, 06: The Void Between Skin and Bone, 07: Percussion Fracture, 08: Irrelevant Thoughts (Prong cover), 09: Lose Lose Situation, 10: Cadence."

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Walking Corpse Syndrome To Play Michigan Deathfest

Walking Corpse Syndrome has been selected to play Michigan Deathfest 2010. The festival takes place on August 20th and 21st at Blondies in Detroit, Michigan. Other bands confirmed to play include Godhate, Rumpelstiltskin Grinder, Bloodstream Praade, Drogheda, Diabolic, Kult ov Azazel, Natron, Cardiac Arrest, Wolven Ancestry, Common Grave, Quinta Essentia, Imperial Conquest, Die Hard, Godless Rising, Evil Incarnate, and Abominanteam Parade, Zombie Hate Brigade, Silvertonguedevil, Central Disorder, Secretion, Page 66, and Life In Shadow.

Walking Corpse Syndrome continues to tour in support of its second album, "Narcissist" and can be seen on the following dates:

6/4/2010 9PM, Helena MT, Jesters Bar
6/5/2010 7PM, Missoula MT, Union Hall
6/18/2010 6PM, Spokane WA, Empyrean Coffeehouse
6/25/2010 8PM, Kalispell MT, Club Dungeon
6/26/2010 8PM, Missoula MT, The Palace Lounge
8/6/2010 7PM, Missoula MT, Union Hall
8/7/2010 9PM, Coeur d'Alene ID, The Grail Nightclub
8/21/2010 11AM, Detroit MI, Blondies
10/2/2010 7PM, Missoula MT, Union Hall

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Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It

During a recovery period that includes several appearances, a return to the stage, and only one week after Michaels took home the reality show title of Celebrity Apprentice, VH1 gives us Bret Michaels new show: Life As I Know It. The show, originally started production in April and was halted shortly after due to Bret’s appendectomy, then followed by his near fatal brain hemorrhage. One show (Monday’s) was completed. Production will continue in June and the show will continue in the Fall of 2010. More...

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Arch Enemy Comments On Venomin James Drummer

Arch Enemy vocalist Angela Gossow has issued the following statement about Venomin James drummer Jared Koston seeking donations for medical expenses:

"Help a dying metal brother and his family in need please! Venomin James drummer Jared Koston, who was diagnosed several months ago with stage IV melanoma cancer and two brain tumors, has returned home to Madison, Ohio from University Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio to be with his family. The doctors have given him only a few days to live.

"His wife Michele Koston is in need of financial support to help pay for the home hospice care and funeral arrangements. The Kostons have four children, no health insurance or employment. If you can spare some money.. do it. So the Kostons can at least bury their husband and father and be able to pay the bills. Yet another horrible showcase of the American way gone wrong. The poor are left to die, their families financially ruined.

"Donations can be made as follows: PayPal donations can be sent to: jaredkoston@rocketmail.com (be sure to mark "personal," then select "gift"). Cash, checks or money orders (payable to Michele Koston) can be sent to: The Koston Family, 3060 Princeton Drive, Madison, Ohio 44057 USA."

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Izegrim Posts Pre-Production Footage

Izegrim has posted footage online from the pre-production of the upcoming album "Code of Consequences." The video clip can be viewed below. Izegrim also issued the following statement about the footage:

"Now online: video footage of the pre-production recordings for 'Code of Consequences.' Including a little pre-taster at the end of the video. Actual recordings start 7 August at the Soundlodge, Germany (God Dethroned, Dew-Scented). Release date for 'Code of Consequences' has been set for November 2010."

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Lacrimas Profundere Announces U.S. Tour

Germany's Lacrimas Profundere has announced a string of U.S. tour dates coming up this October. The band issued the following brief comment about the shows: "Dear Friends! We are very proud to announce the first dates of our US Tour! We can't wait to rock with you guys! So Stay tuned! Your Rock n Sad Crew!" The upcoming Lacrimas Profundere tour dates, including European stops, are as follows:

6/4 2010 Sounds Essen, DE
6/5 2010 Zita Rock Berlin, DE
7/3 2010 Cornicx Pop Elsloo, NL
8/7 2010 M’era Luna Festival Hildesheim, DE
9/3 2010 Rock the lake Annenheim, AT
9/4 2010 Nocturnal Culture Night Deutzen, DE
9/18 2010 Sala Old School Spain Gothic Festival Madrid, ES
10/24 2010 El Corazon Seattle, wa
10/25 2010 Hawthorne Theater Portland, OR
10/26 2010 Bend Event Center Bend, OR
10/27 2010 DNA Lounge San Francisco, CA
11/18 2010 Tower Bremen, DE
11/19 2010 Logo Hamburg, DE
11/20 2010 Pumpe Kiel, DE
11/25 2010 Brückentanz Festival, Werkstatt Köln, DE
12/10 2010 Temple of Metal Fest Bilbao, ES

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Nevermore To Play Tuska Open Air

Nevermore is the latest act to be confirmed for the 2010 edition of Finland's Tuska Open Air festival, which takes place from July 2nd - 4th in Helsinki. More information on the Tuska Open Air festival can be found at this location. The upcoming Nevermore tour dates are as follows:

19.06.2010 Hellfest Clisson, FR
03.07.2010 Tuska Open Air Helsinki, Uusimaa
04.07.2010 Unirock Open Air Tevfikbey, Istanbul, TURKEY
06.07.2010 Metalcamp Tolmin, SK
17.07.2010 Bang Your Head Fest Balingen, DE More...

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Spazmosity Drummer Forms New Band Gra

Spazmosity drummer Dimmand and Cursed 13 vocalist Heljarmadr have joined forces to form a new black metal act titled Grá. The band issued the following statement about their upcoming activity:

"Grá is a side project by Heljarmaðr (Cursed 13, Domgård, Utburðr) and Dimman (Cursed 13, Spazmosity, Svitjod). The aim is to capture the old school feeling that we miss in the black metal scene of today. 4 songs have been written and recorded recently and they will be mixed and mastered shortly for your fucking pleasure. The main thought behind the music of Grá is that it should be spontaneous and honest instead of calculated and innovative. The soundtrack to what we carry inside.

"The lyrical concept reflects the name of the band (Grá/Grå/Gray), aging, dying, dullness, the falling apart that is inevitable for all. We are, as already mentioned, almost finished with a 4 track EP. It will be released during this summer, we have not yet decided upon how and when though."

A Grá rehearsal track without vocals can be heard via the band's MySpace page.

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Sonic Syndicate Posts DVD Teaser

Sonic Syndicate has posted a teaser trailer online for the bonus DVD that will be included with the upcoming album "We Rule The Night." The footage can be viewed below. "We Rule The Night" is scheduled to be released via Nuclear Blast on August 27th 2010.

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Sobrusion Announces More Gigs

Australian metal band Sobrusion has announced a couple of upcoming shows with more planned. Here are the latest gigs planned:

4th of June w/ Darker Half @ the Empire Hotel- 2a Roslyn Street Kings Cross
11th of June w/ Five Star Prison Cell @ The Bass bar- Fitzmaurice st. Wagga

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Dublin Doom Day Announces Complete Lineup

The second annual Dublin Doom Day has been confirmed to take place on September 18th at the Fibber Magees in Dublin, Republic Of Ireland. The organisers of the event has confirmed that the full lineup is as follows:

Mourning Beloveth
Hour Of 13
Pagan Altar
Griftegard
Brigantia
Officium Triste
People Of The Monolith
Why Angels Fall
De Novissimis
Shattered Hope

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Discreation Signs To Saol

German's Discreation has checked in with the following update about signing a record deal to release a new album:

"We have signed a deal with SAOL a new division of CMM Gmbh to release our new album 'Withstand Temptation.' Its going to be released on 25.06.2010 and will be available in record stores and through all major mp3 platforms. 'Withstand Temptation' is an evil death metal bastard impressing with merciless blast beats and catchy, epic melodies. Mixed and mastered by Jörg Uken in his Soundlodge Studios, you will get to hear a rough mix of American and European death metal.

"Take the hardship and jaded sounds of Vader, the groove of Six Feet Under, and the sense of melodies of God Dethroned plus a proper dose of individuality and sense of good songs and you will get death metal how Discreation celebrates it! Their second album appeals to variety; they don’t just floor their car but undergo a fresh cell therapy by building groovy mid-tempo parts and catchy melodies. As a guest vocalist, Discreationgot Karsten 'Jagger' Jäger on board who put the finishing touches on the song 'Set The Memories Ablaze'."

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Hibria Announces New Bassist

Brazilian metallers Hibria have checked in with the following update about recruiting a new bass player:

"Benhur Lima is the newest member of Hibria! Since the invitation to the audition, Benhur told us how excited he was with the possibility of joining Hibria, a band he already knew and respected since the first time he watched a concert many years ago. He learned the songs very fast and, in the audition, despite all of the expectable anxiety, he played even the most difficult parts very well. Besides being a talented and versatile bass player, he also will reinforce the backing vocals on live performances, and showed something that is fundamental for us: attitude. Immediately, we have great plans for the new CD and we trust Benhur will overcome all the new challenges. Welcome aboard!"

Benhur also commented: "It has been a great surprise when I got a call from the band inviting me to an audition. Of course I accepted immediately! I got a little worried, but damn excited! It is not a secret to anyone who has ever talked to me about Hibria it was the first band that really impressed me when I saw them live, not just musically but also because of their metal attitude on stage. When I met the guys, I realized that besides being excellent musicians, they are really cool! The vibe was the best and playing with them was wild! A true privilege, for real! It is a great honor to become part of one of the best Heavy Metal bands Brazil has ever produced, and I will do my best to be sooner than soon headbanging live with you guys!"

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Kittie Posts New Tour Video Blog

Kittie is currently on tour in the U.S. alongside Insane Clown Posse and Kottonmouth Kings. The band has checked in from the road with a new video blog, which can be viewed below.

Kittie will also be on the 2010 edition of the Thrash and Burn Tour starting July 16th. The upcoming Kittie tour dates are as follows: More...

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Eat Me Clown Recruits New Guitar Player

Italy's Eat Me Clown has recruited a new guitar player after the departure of their former guitarist Henry in March. The band issued the following brief statement about the new member: "We are pleased to announce the arrival of a new guitarist Albert! He will be present as early as next concert in Zevio (VR)! A soon to new live bommmmba!" Eat Me Clown will be performing at Italy's Goose Festival on August 7th, 2010. You can also check out the Eat Me Clown tracks "White Thursday" and "Son Of An Owl" through the band's MySpace page.

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Netherbird Posts Stockholm Footage

Netherbird has posted two video clips online from a recent performance in Stockholm, Sweden. Footage of the band performing "The Beauty of Bones" at Nocturno on May 20th can be viewed below, and the clip for "The Blackest Breed" can be found after the jump.

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