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Metal News for June 11, 2009

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23 news articles posted on this day.

Death Angel Ready To Embark On Summer Tour

Death Angel is preparing to embark on their summer tour, which starts on June 14.

JUNE 14 - Death Angel headlines the 32nd Annual Haight Street Fair, the most celebrated street fair in San Francisco.

European "Summer Madness" Tour with Kataklysm and Keep of Kalessin:

June 22 ES - Totem - Pamplona
June 23 PT - Cinema Batalha - Porto
June 24 ES - Sala A - Vigo
June 25 ES - Albeniz - Gijon
June 27 BE - Graspop - Dessel
June 28 UK - Underworld - London
June 29 UK - Rios - Leeds
June 30 UK - Seven - Nottingham
July 01 DE - Turock - Essen
July 02 DE - Backstage - München
July 03 SI - Metalcamp - Tolmin
July 05 IT - Stadio Comunale - Genzano di Roma (Roma)
July 06 IT - Colonia Sonora Festival - Collegno (Torino)
July 09 SER - Exit Fest - Novi Sad
July 10 CZ - Masters Of Rock - Vizovice
July 11 NL - Fortarock - Nijmegen
July 12 DE - Meier Music Hall - Braunschweig
July 14 PL - Klub Progresja - Warsaw
July 15 HU - Hegyalja Festival - Tokaj
August 15 FIN - Jalometalli Festival - Oulu

September 13 - MEXICO - Mezcal Metal Fest - Mexico City
September 15 - MEXICO - Monterrey Metal Fest (pre-party) - Monterrey
September 16 - MEXICO - Monterrey Metal Fest - Monterrey

Death Angel's first ever LIVE DVD, "Sonic German Beatdown," is out now. Five years after the acclaimed comeback album, "The Art Of Dying", and the following album, “Killing Season,” DEATH ANGEL has released a DVD with two full length concerts filmed in Germany.

The DVD includes 2 discs filmed live at The Rock Hard Festival 2007 and a club show in Adelsheim 2008. Bonus material includes music videos for “Thicker Than Blood” and “Dethroned” and a live CD of the Rock Hard Festival performance. The set is also available in double album vinyl.

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At War Announces Release Date For New Album

US war metal legends AT WAR are pleased to announce that their new studio album, entitled "Infidel," will be unleashed upon the masses on August 18th 2009. Their first new studio album in over 20 years, "Infidel" features nine tracks of pure war metal.

Formed in 1983 by guitarist Shawn Helsel, bassist and vocalist Paul Arnold and drummer Dave Stone AT WAR went on to solidify themselves as one premier metal bands in the American underground. After the reviews and college radio play of their 1985 demo "Eat Lead," AT WAR went on to release their albums "Ordered to Kill" (1986) and "Retaliatory Strike" (1987) for New Renaissance Records. A follow up to "Retaliatory Strike" was recorded in 1994 but ultimately scrapped, which prompted AT WAR to go on an indefinite hiatus only to have the beast awaken from its slumber in 2006 to begin working the material that would become "Infidel."

Throughout 2007 and 2008, a series of triumphant US shows and festival appearances in Europe and Mexico showed AT WAR at the top of their game and unphased by the passage of time or musical trends. Earlier this year AT WAR once again entered Pyramid Sound to record "Infidel" with Alex Perialas known for not only has work on AT WAR’S seminal 1987 album Retaliatory Stike but for genre defining albums by such bands as ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, OVERKILL, NUCLEAR ASSUALT, ETC. "Infidel"’s stunning cover artwork comes courtesy of legendary illustrator and photographer Claudio Bergamin.

Here are the upcoming AT WAR shows:

July 24th @ Volume 11 in Raleigh, NC with Mobile Death Camp, Kiff, and Armored Uprising
July 25th @ Alley Katz in Richmond Va. with Beyond Fallen and guests.

You can listen to some of AT WAR's music on their MySpace player.

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Shadows Fall Plans In-Store Appearance

New England metallers SHADOWS FALL will be holding an exclusive performance at J&R Music World in New York City, NY on June 19. The band will also be available post-set for a Meet-And-Greet. This is a free event, and it starts at 6PM. The store's address is as follows:

J&R Music World
23 Park Row
1st Floor,
New York, NY

SHADOWS FALL has also added a new show to their summer itinerary. The band will be direct support to Maryland rockers Clutch on July 3 at the House of Blues in Atlantic City, NJ. SHADOWS FALL is touring to support their upcoming 6th studio album, which is slated for a September 2009 release. The album will be released on the band’s newly created record label, in conjunction with Warner Music Group’s ILG and Ferret Music.

SHADOWS FALL just played with KORN and is currently looking ahead to their first-ever appearance on the Bonnaroo Festival in Tennessee, followed by two shows in Anchorage, Alaska.

HEre are the latest SHADOWS FALL tour dates:

6/14/09 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Festival
6/19/09 - New York City, NY - J&R Music World (free in-store appearance)
6/25/09 - Anchorage, AK - Chilkkoot Charlies
6/26/09 - Anchorage, AK - Club Millennium
7/03/09 – Atlantic City, NJ – House of Blues - w/ Clutch

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Video Interview With Drowning Pool Posted Online

A five part video interview with Drowning Pool vocalist Ryan McCombs and guitarist C.J. Pierce, conducted by Brian Adler of Adlercast.com, has been posted online. The video clips can be viewed below. More...

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Rotten Posts "HeadChopper" Music Video Online

Dutch death metal band Rotten has posted a new music video online for the song "HeadChopper." The video can be viewed below. More...

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Faith No More To Stream Download Performance

The Download Festival website has been updated with the following statement about streaming a live performance by Faith No More:

"We’ve just heard that Faith No More have agreed to let us broadcast their phenomenal Download set live from Donington right here on downloadfestival.co.uk!

"That means that the band’s first gig since reforming after an 11-year hiatus will be shown across the world via our Webcast. Having listened to them sound-check this afternoon, we can confirm that the performance will be very much worth the wait.

"Set to be THE festival band of the summer, Faith No More are joined by the likes of STAIND, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, KORN, THE BLACKOUT and HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD, all going out live on the official Download website throughout Friday.

"Click Here from 9pm on Friday 12th June to see the Epic Faith No More as they perform at Download not only to 80,000 festival goers, but also to the entire world online."

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Seregon Finishes Recording New EP

Bristol, England based thrash metal outfit Seregon has announced that they have finished recording their as-yet untitled new EP. The record will feature seven new songs and is set to be released around the October/November mark to co-incide with their tour of the United Kingdom. The band will be spending the summer performing at some European festivals including Romania's Rock City festival with more to be announced soon. You can check out some videos from the studio below. More...

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Alice In Chains Reveals New Album Title

Reunited grunge legends Alice In Chains has announced that they will be entitling their new studio album, "Black Gives Way To Blue" and that it will be released by Virgin Records on September 29th. Stay tuned for more information regarding the album.

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Windfaerer To Enter the Studio

NJ metal band, Windfaerer, has issued the following update:

"The debut full length album for Windfaerer tentatively entitled 'Tribus' is currently being written. Once all the songs and concepts are organized we are going to enter the studio with Bobby Torres (Frightbox Studios) once again."

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Slayer To Headline Wacken Rocks South

Slayer has been confirmed to headline both the Wacken Rocks South and Wacken Rocks Seaside festivals. The dates and locations are as follows:

Friday, August 28: Wacken Rocks South (Kreuth near Nürnberg/Munich)

Saturday, August 29: Wacken Rocks Seaside ( Aurich near Bremen/Hamburg)

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Korpiklaani Posts "Vodka" Music Video Online

Finnish folk metal band Korpiklaani has posted a new music video online for the song "Vodka," which comes from their upcoming album "Karkelo." The video can be viewed below. "Karkelo" is currently set for a June 26th release date. More...

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MetalSucks Counting Down Best 21 Albums of Century

MetalSucks polled 57 musicians, managers, label reps, publicists, and writers from within the world of metal (including the staff of MetalSucks) for the 21 Best Albums of the 21st Century... So Far. Eligible albums were released between January 1, 2000 and April 1, 2009. Each panelist turned in a ballot, with their #1 album pick being awarded 21 points, their #2 album being awarded 20 points, their #3 album being awarded 19 points, and so on and so forth. Then, once all the ballots were in, we tallied 'em all up and compiled the final list based entirely on which albums had scored the most amount of points.

MetalSucks is now counting down the list one album a day, starting at #21 until they reach the #1 album in July. In addition to the MetalSucks staff, we've recruited some cool guest writers - including contributors to Decibel, Revolver, Metal Injection, NoiseCreep, and many others - to blog about each album.

Read the full article at MetalSucks.net.

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Witchking Posts "And The Bearer Goes" Music Video

Polish metallers Witchking have posted a new music video online for the song "And The Bearer Goes," which comes from their debut self-titled album. The video can be viewed below. More...

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Dragonforce Announces German Tour Dates

U.K. power metallers Dragonforce have announced the following upcoming German tour dates:

10/16 - Alter Schlachthof - Lingen, Germany
10/17 - X - Herford, Germany
10/18 - Matrix - Bochum, Germany
10/19 - Columbia Club - Berlin, Germany
10/21 - Hirsch - Nuremberg, Germany
10/22 - Colos-Saal - Aschaffenburg, Germany
10/23 - Substage - Karlsruhe, Germany
10/24 - Garage - Saarbrücken, Germany
10/25 - Kulturladen - Konstanz, Germany
10/27 - Essigfabrik - Cologne, Germany
10/28 - Faust - Hanover, Germany
10/30 - Hellraiser - Leipzig, Germany

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Assassin Recruits New Bassist And Drummer

German thrashers Assassin have issued the following brief statement about acquiring a new bass player and a new drummer:

"Please welcome our new members JOACHIM KREMER (bass) and BJÖRN SONDERMANN (drums)"

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Saxon Letting Fans Pick Wacken Set List

Saxon has issued the following announcement about letting fans pick their set list for the upcoming Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany:

"Vote your favorite songs for the Wacken 09!

"SAXON is going to play one song from every album they released, so just pick your favorite ones!"

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Deathwish Inc. Announces Huge Summer Sale

The folks at Deathwish Inc. announced today that they're having a major summer sale. From their site:

"Hundreds of items in the DW Estore are now on sale!!!

Select CDs as low as a measly $1!!!
Vinyl up to 50% off the regular price!!!
Select Apparel up to 25% Off!!!

Too much to choose from? Let us pick CDs for you!!!
We are also offering packages of 5 CDs for $5, and 10 CDs for $10 for those who dig surprises...

The sale will be up for a limited time, so be sure to check it out now!!"

You can browse the selection here.

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Trailer For Keenan's "Blood Into Wine" Now Online

A trailer for “Blood Into Wine,” the widely anticipated documentary that shares the story of Tool/A Perfect Circle/Puscifer front man Maynard James Keenan and his vineyard partner Eric Glomski and their quest to bring the wine industry to Arizona’s Verde Valley is now available as a high resolution download and streaming at www.twinklecashcompany.com.

Keenan’s various musical entities (Tool, Puscifer and A Perfect Circle) have sold over 10 million records in the US alone while the man himself has revealed little of his personal life. “Blood Into Wine” gives unprecedented insight into Keenan’s world and his motivations for taking on the arduous task of bringing winemaking to the region’s unforgiving landscape and how winemaking fits into Keenan’s creative trajectory.

The film is being co-directed by Ryan Page and Christopher Pomerenke (the filmmakers behind critically acclaimed documentaries "Moog" and "The Heart Is A Drum Machine") and is set to wrap production in September with a limited theatrical release in February and March 2010. With the striking setting playing such an integral role in the shaping of this story, Page and Pomerenke elected to use a Red One camera (one of the highest quality digital cinema cameras available). The film is being shot by Cary Truelick, edited by Rob Beadle, and produced by Ryan Page, Christopher Pomerenke, Chris McDaniel, and Jason Stall.

An accompanying soundtrack with original material from Keenan will accompany the release of the documentary with more details to be announced soon.

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Evile Reveals New Song Titles

UK thrashers EVILE have been holed up in the studio for a while, recording their brand new, as-yet-untitled album.

If you've been wondering what life is like in a recording studio, follow EVILE drummer BEN CARTER as he takes you on a tour of the studio where they're recording the follow-up to their 2007 debut, "ENTER THE GRAVE." Check out the video - and look out for some song titles from the new album here.

Check out some photos from the studio here. More...

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Be'lakor Signs To Prime Cuts Music

Dark, melodic death metal band from Melbourne, Be’lakor has quickly come to be regarded as one of Australia’s most promising and creative metal acts. Two years have passed since the independent release of their debut, "The Frail Tide," and now the band's highly anticipated second album, "Stone's Reach," is set for release on June 20, 2009.

"Stone's Reach" will be released by PRIME CUTS MUSIC, and distributed nationally from July 2009 through RIOT! Distribution. Do not miss out. Orders can be made via Prime Cuts Music by emailing pcuts@bigpond.com or from the band.

Be’lakor will be venturing across Australia for the first time, taking in performances in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, and Sydney.

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Get Free MP3 of Seether's "Rise Above This" Online

Seether is a featured Soundcheck Riser this month on Walmart.com. You can check out a video interview with the band here.

For a limited time, you can also get a FREE mp3 of "Rise Above This" by entering the code AXERISERS11 at this location.

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Heathen Postpones New Album Release

Thrash metal veterans Heathen has decided to postpone the release of their new studio album, "Evolution Of Chaos." A message from their record label Mascot Records reads as follows:

"Heathen is now back in the studio to work on the final mix of upcoming album Evolution Of Chaos. This unfortunately means we have decided to postpone the release, we will soon let you know the definitive release date."

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Manatees Confirmed For Damnation Festival

Manatees has been confirmed for UK's Damnation Festival 2009, set to take place Saturday 24th October at Leeds University Union.

Festival director Gavin McInally said: "Manatees will bring to the mix their blend of soul-crushing progressive sludge in what is shaping up to be our most eclectic lineup yet."

The festival billing is shaping up as follows:


For more information, visit damnationfestival.co.uk.

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