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Metal News for June 15, 2010

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Pit Stories: A New Level of Stage Diving

We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week Johnny Fatts of Brooklyn heavy rock/metal band Black Water Rising shares one of his thousand pit stories for your entertainment, taking stage diving to a whole new level.

So it was 1992 or 1993 at the Roseland Ballroom in NYC and Pantera was in town on the Vulgar Display tour. They did 2 nights if I remember correctly and me being a metal fanatic, I had to go both nights like I normally do when one of my favorite bands plays multiple nights. Me being the nutjob that I am, I naturally HAVE to be up in the front and make myself be the most noticed idiot in the room so the band knew I was there and was the craziest fucker in the crowd. Night #1 they opened with "Fucking Hostile" and the place goes ape shit, kids climbing to the middle of the PA system which in height was about stage level maybe a little lower and diving off. So I jump the barrier and do a dive or 2 off the PA. It was fun but it just didn't cut the mustard for me and since everyone was doing it, it wasn't very memorable so I had to outdo myself and everybody else. The show carries on and there were the circle pits and crowd surfers, etc.etc but I still wasn't pleased with my pit performance yet HAHAHA!!!!

Night #2 they open with "A New Level" and that being my favorite at the time I lose my shit completely. I already knew what I was going to do before I got to the show but didn't expect that song as the opener and it made it that much better. So the lights go out and I jump the barrier to the PA again, this time the middle wasn't good enough so I climbed my crazy ass to the very top of it without anyone seeing me. Now this is about 6-8 ft above stage level so I'm pretty high up there, the lights go on and here I am standing on top of the PA above Pantera in front of about 4,000 maniacs all yelling jump. Security now see me and start to try and climb the PA to get me, now the band sees me and all I hear is Phil Anselmo yell "JUMP", so I dive off of this fuckin' thing and freefall directly on top of my friends and smashed my nuts right on one of their heads. YES IT HURT A LOT!!!!! That by far is one of my best pit stories and to this day I am still pissed that it never made it to the Pantera home videos, would've loved to see what it looked like from a different set of eyes HAHAHAHA!!!!!!

Black Water Rising just added some more summer dates. In the meantime, check out some of their music on the band's MySpace player.

Check back every Tuesday for more pit stories.

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Black Water Rising Adds More Summer Dates

Black Water Rising has added additional shows to their summer schedule including a June 19th date in Long Branch, NJ with Cycle of Pain. The new dates are listed below with more to be added soon.

June 19th - Long Branch, NJ @ Brighton Bar w/ Cycle of Pain
July 10th - Merrick, NY @ Juggs 'N Strokers
July 30th - Seymour, CT @ Dewey's Pub
August 21st - Rowland, PA @ WHEELIEFEST 2010
September 11th - New Bedford, MA @ New Wave Cafe

In other BLACK WATER RISING news, the band recently had a chance to talk to the New York Hard Rock Examiner at the Crazy Donkey in Farmingdale, NY where they played with Drowning Pool and Nonpoint.

You can check out the interview below:

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Dievotion Posts More Studio Footage

Germany's Dievotion has posted more footage online from the band's time in the studio recording the "Lies For The Truth" EP, which can be viewed below.

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Von Venien Shooting New Music Video

Von Venien has checked in with the following update about shooting a new music video and seeking extras to appear in the video clip:

"Tribal Blood Music Video off the debut album by Von Venien. 2 Day shoot which requires 50+ extras for a scene in the desert of Phoenix Arizona on October 28th and 29th. More information contact us at email info@vonmusicgroup.com.

"Video shoot will take place on Thursday and Friday October 28th and 29th and there will be a private concert for fans the following day on Saturday October 30th with a few other special bands. It will be located on an outdoor stage within a metal yard that the video takes place. Exclusives VON and Von Venien items for all the extras and those that actually make it to the show. I am also going to have a couple special reveals debuting at the actual show, so don't miss it.

"More information coming soon. Start Time: Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 4:00am End Time: Friday, October 29, 2010 at 4:00am Location: The Pit. The Event page can be found at this location."

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Project Zooom Posts New Song "Axe On Fire"

Project Zooom is currently streaming a new song online titled "Axe on Fire." The new track, along with the previously uploaded "Bone Crusher," can be heard via the band's MySpace page. Project Zooom also issued the following statement about the song:

"Just added a new instrumental 'Axe on Fire' The response to 'Inflicted' was so great that I recorded another tune with serious riffage and shredding. The tune maybe solo heavy with breaks and dynamics, but just got inspired and off it went. The lead was recorded in the first take and it just flowed from within. This song is dedicated to my friends and fans who help me get here. Your kind words, input and support is so appreciated."

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Eighty Thousand Dead Comments On Record Deal

Eighty Thousand Dead, who recently inked a record deal with SFC records, has now checked in with the following statement about the signing:

"We are extremely proud to announce that we have officially signed with Soulflesh Collector Records. We will be releasing our full length album (title tba) through them within the next few months. Its really exciting to be on a roster with such amazing bands as Katalepsy, Cerebral Incubation, Pencil lead Syringe, and Perverse Dependence. Were happy to have found a label that is so supportive of us and encourages us to reach levels of brutality that would make other labels cringe. We cant wait to put this album in your hands!"

In the mean time, sample Eighty Thousand Dead tracks can be heard via the band's official MySpace page.

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God Forbid To Play Afropunk Festival

God Forbid has confirmed a slot on the 6th annual Afropunk Festival taking place at Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday June 26th. The festival will be headlined by Bad Brains and also features P.OS., Cipher, and many more.

God Forbid's Doc Coyle comments, "Afropunk is an organization that highlights and celebrates exemplary musical accomplishment within the African-American and multi-cultural communities, and has made significant strides in tearing down obsolete stereotypes and inspiring artists of all color to express themselves freely and persevere. All in God Forbid are honored to take part in such a rich and meaningful event. This will be a concert to remember!"

This performance will be part of a 3 day festival running from June 25th-27th, featuring other live acts such as 24-7 Spyz, The Cool Kids, Martin Luther, and more, as well as DJ's, Skate and BMX Competition, and contests and prizes. For tickets and information, visit this location.

God Forbid's upcoming shows are as follows: More...

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Unearthly Trance Reveals More Album Details

Unearthly Trance will release a fifth studio album, aptly titled "V," on September 28th in North America and October 4th internationally. "V," the follow-up album to "Electrocution," was recently recorded in New York. The band recorded "V" at SIR studios with engineering help from Sanford Parker and Rich Tapper. The record was mastered by Collin Jordan at the Boiler Room and mixed by the band’s own Jay Newman. Photos from the studio during the recording session can be viewed here.

Unearthly Trance has also posted the artwork for "V," as designed by Glyn Scrawled, online now at this location. Advance song titles from the album include “Unveiled," “Solar Eye," “Sleeping While They Feast," and “Into A Chasm." Additional album details will be made available shortly.

Unearthly Trance has also just seen the release of a new split LP with The Endless Blockade via Chrome Peeler and Humanless Recordings. Audio samples from the split can be heard now via the Humanless MySpace page.

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Just For Fun

Dancing for Slayer

Someone has decided to mash up dancing for Jesus with Slayer's "Angel of Death" to fantastic results. Check out the video below.

And here's a bonus video of "Jesus Saves"

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Encoffination To Release New 7" EP

Encoffination has checked in with the following announcement about release a new 7" EP:

"We're thrilled to announce that we will be releasing a brand new 7" EP on Blood Harvest. The songs have recently been recorded and are currently being mixed and mastered. 'Seventh Temple of Laodicean Scripture' is two suffocating and murky tracks of Encoffination's now trademark doom.

"Dreary, abysmal death, absolved of all sin, devoid of all faith. A journey into the further reaches of the cryptic tombs of metal. Tracks: 'Revulsion of the Chalice, Indulgence of Salivating Innocence' and 'Unrepentant Indifference to the False Evangel.' Release date to be announced soon."

You can also hear current Encoffination tracks through the band's official MySpace page.

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Defeated Sanity Thanks Fans

Germany's Defeated Sanity has issued the following statement thanking fans for attending their recent festival appearance:

"We wanna take the chance to thank everyone who came out to the Bangkok and Deathfeast shows! You guys are all fucking amazing! Thanks for buying all the merch as well. It helped us a great deal!

"Special thanks to Sunyaluxx from Lacerate for being as crazy to buy our plane ticket and all the other people involved in the organization! Also thanks to the Intricated guys (Ya and Ban) for the great times and always helping out. We wanna do it again motherfuckers!"

You can check out Defeated Sanity's music via the band's MySpace page, and the band also has the following upcoming live show:

8/26 2010 Lido Berlin

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Gwar Fails To Nasally Violate Dave Matthews Band

As the 25th Anniversary of Gwar plunges onward, the band descended upon the Bonnaroo festival for a performance that garnered the band SPIN Online's award for both best and worst act on the third day of the popular, drug-soaked music and art spectacle.

"A lot of people were very surprised to see us on the Bonnaroo stage", said lead front-thing Oderus Urungus. "But the more traditionally heavy festivals, such as Ozzfest or Warped, who claim to support underground and heavy music, have consistently denied Gwar, the heaviest underground band EVER! And what's even more ironic is that it took a bunch of tree-hugging hippies to give Gwar their biggest and best gig to date in the U.S. And that's after years of killing them onstage. Thank you, hippies!"

The band had publicly pledged to nasally violate the entire Dave Matthews Band, then had expanded the threat to include Jay-Z. But it was actually comedian Margaret Cho who became the sexual play thing to the band. To the chant of "Cho is a ho,” she took the stage during the bands encore and allowed Oderus to "fuck her face off." Footage of the disgusting event can be viewed below. More...

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Son of Aurelius To Release Deluxe Edition Album

Santa Cruz, CA natives Son Of Aurelius released the album "The Farthest Reaches" on April 13th, 2010. The band has now announced a deluxe, digital-only, edition of the album will see the light of day on July 6th. The deluxe edition will feature the following five brand new tracks:

1. They Have Fallen
2. Slaughter The Immortals
3. Throne of Broken Gods
4. Feast of Feminine Flesh
5. Divine Are Slain

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Jeff Plate Video Interview Available

Vater percussion has posted a video interview online with Trans Siberian Orchestra / Machines of Grace drummer Jeff Plate, in which he discusses his playing style, influences, history and more. You can view the video clip below.

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Dew Scented To Perform At Wacken Open Air

German thashers Dew Scented have been confirmed for the Wacken Open Air 2010 festival. Dew Scented issued the following statement about the appearance:

"First of all, thanks to everyone who came out to the 'Invocation' release-show in Bremen as well as to Protzen Open Air. Really good shows and a fun weekend! The good news of the week is that Dew Scented have just been confirmed to to play at 2010's Wacken Open Air festival! It has been a longer while (since 2003, actually) that we didn't perform at Wacken and with this year's stellar line-up as well as our new album 'Invocation"' at hand, we seriously look forward to seeing/meeting a lot of you there!

"We will be appearing as first band on the Black Stage on Friday, August 6th (Stage time: 11 AM), where Orphaned Land, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Endstille, Arch Enemy and Slayer are scheduled to perform after us!"

Additional details on the Wacken festival can be found at this location.

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Cannibal Corpse Announces European Tour

Cannibal Corpse will soon fly over the Atlantic to embark on a full European tour, which will include festivals as well as some exclusive club shows. The currently announced dates are as follows:

25.-27.06.2010 (B) DESSEL / Graspop Metal Meeting
25.-27.06.2010 (I) TURIN / Gods Of Metal
28.06.2010 (M) ST. JULIAN'S / Old English Military Prison
30.06.2010 (RUS) MOSCOW / B1 Maximum
01.07.2010 (RUS) ST. PETERSBURG / Glav Club
02.-04.07.2010 (TR) ISTANBUL / Unirock Open Air Festival
02.-04.07.2010 (D) ROITZSCHJORA / With Full Force
04.07.2010 (FIN) HELSINKI / Tuska
06.-10.07.2010 (SLO) TOLMIN / Metalcamp
08.07.2010 (ISR) TEL AVIV / Barby
08.-10.07.2010 (S) GÄVLE / Getaway Rock Festival
05.08.-07.08.2010 (UA) ORLOVKA / Open Air Festival "Metal Heads' Misson" - 11
05.-07.08.2010 (D) WACKEN / Wacken Open Air
11.08.2010 (CH) ZIZERS / Event Stage
12.08.2010 (CH) ERSTFELD / Transilvania
12.-14.08.2010 (CZ) JAROMER / Brutal Assault Festival
12.-14.08.2010 (D) BAD BERKA / Party.San Open Air
17.08.2010 (LT) VILNIUS / Club New York
18.08.2010 (LV) RIGA / Melna Piektdiena
19.08.2010 (EST) TALLINN / Tapper
19.-21.08.2010 (D) DINKELSBÜHL / Summer Breeze

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Oceano Announces Co-Headlining U.S. Tour

Chicago deathcore act Oceano will be hitting the road once again as part of the "Over The Limit" tour. The dates will mark the band's first major North American co-headlining tour alongside As Blood Runs Black. The tour will also act as a prelude to the fall release of Oceano's forthcoming sophomore album, "Contagion." Oceano front man Adam Warren gives his thoughts on the tour:

"Everyone in Oceano are beyond stoked to have another opportunity to hit the road and hangout with all our friends who comprise of the amazing bands on this tour. Expect to sweat, expect to get wet, and get violent this summer with the Over the limit tour!"

The currently announced dates are as follows: More...

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Inhale Your Hate Reveals Album Details

Italian hardcore metallers Inhale Your Hate will release their new album "Terrorized By Reality" via SG Records. The album is currently scheduled for a June 25th, 2010 release date. Two tracks off the album, "Through the Eyes of God" and "Separate," can currently be heard via the Inhale Your Hate MySpace page. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Terrorized By Reality
2. Flames Of My Vendetta
3. Lie By Lie
4. Endorsed By Respect
5. Horrified Gaze
6. Separate
7. Russian Roulette
8. Through The Eyes Of God
9. Disconnect Your Heart

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Children Of Bodom Begins Recording New Material

Finnish heavy metal outfit Children Of Bodom has announced that they have begun recording the demos for their next studio album. A message from bass player Henkka T. Blacksmith reads as follows:

"So yesterday we recorded some demos for the new stuff. Jaska's drums earlier, Alexi and me did our share yesterday. Roope will be doing today.

"It's exciting!

"Couple of more months and we will start recording for real. Can't really wait how the new shit sounds when it's actually all done. While recording we will hit the festivals, which is cool. We never left the studio like this, in the middle of recording process, so let's see how it affects, or if it affects at all.

"So Sziget is the first one, Budapest is so nice city, and the weather is always great that time of the year!

"Ankkarock is the last for us then. Hello Korso, my name is Torso!"

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Orange Goblin Announces U.K. Tour

British doom metal outfit Orange Goblin has announced that they will be doing a headlining tour of the United Kingdom this December, in celebration of the band's fifteenth anniversary. A message from the group reads as follows:

"This year marks the 15th anniversary of Orange Goblin and, to celebrate this (we have announced) a rare and very special tour in December 2010. This will culminate with the annual OG Christmas show at the O2 Academy in Islington, London.

"Orange Goblin are very pleased to announce that for this tour they will be joined by not one, but two VERY special guests. US doom-rock heavyweights Solace, promoting their massive new album A.D. and one of the UK's finest bands, Firebird, also promoting their new release, Double Diamond. This promises to be one of the tours of the year and tickets are on sale through each venue and various ticket outlets."

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Hate Your Guts Announces U.S. Tour

Connecticut's Hate Your Guts will release the new album "Bastard's Disease" on June 22nd, 2010. The band has announced the following upcoming tour dates in support of the release:

6/18 BB Kings, New York City, NY
6/19 Harper’s Ferry, Boston, MA
6/20 Jerky’s, Providence, RI
6/21 Mohawk Place, Buffalo, NY
6/22 Reggies Rock Club, Chicago, IL
6/23 Nutty’s, North Sioux Falls, SD
6/24 The Marquis Theater, Denver, CO
6/25 The Venue, Durango, CO
6/26 The Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT
6/28 Nectar Lounge, Seattle, WA
6/29 Hawthorne Theater, Portland, OR
7/01 Tonic Lounge, Reno, NV
7/02 Slim’s, San Francisco, CA
7/03 The Roxy, Los Angeles, CA
7/04 Chaser’s, Scottsdale, AZ
7/06 Mohawk, Austin, TX
7/07 Halley’s, Denton TX
7/09 Orpheum, Tampa, FL
7/10 The Black Booth, Orlando, FL
7/11 The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA
7/12 The Local 508, Chapel Hill, NC
7/13 The First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, PA
7/25 Cranky's Matinee, Cleveland, OH
8/02 Fred Jr's, Huntingon, WVA
8/04 The Soapbox, Wilmington, NC

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Ender Streaming New Song Online

New Jersey’s Ender is set to release the band's Eulogy Recordings debut “This Is Revenge” on July 20th. The album was recorded at Treehouse Studios (Jersey City, NJ) and produced by Weston Kleinknecht. The band just posted a new track “Panty Sniffer Does Porn” on the Ender Myspace page, which features guest vocals from Emmure frontman Frankie Palmeri.

The "This is Revenge" track listing is as follows:

1. Sculpting Fragments
2. Fakes And Thieves
3. This Is Revenge
4. Countless Memories
5. Panty Sniffer Does Porn (Featuring Frankie Palmeri)
6. What Will Don Cherry Say Next
7. Break Shit
8. Delawho

Ender also has the following upcoming tour dates: More...

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Black Anvil Announces Album Release Date

New York’s Black Anvil will see the North American release of the new full-length album "Triumvirate" on September 28th (October 4th internationally). "Triumvirate" was recorded at Mark “The Animal” Mendoza’s (Twisted Sister) studio in Long Island, NY with engineer "General" George Fullan. The band has posted a video of in-studio footage online, which can be viewed below.

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The Devil Wears Prada Announces In-Store Sessions

On select dates of the band's North American Rockstar Energy Drink "Back To The Roots" tour, The Devil Wear Prada's drummer Daniel Williams will be making appearances at drum and instrument shops. Daniel will be signing for an hour at each location and there will be swag and giveaways from Meinl Cymbals and Vic Firth Drum Sticks, two of Daniel's long-time supporters. The details of the sessions are as follows:

6/19 - Cordova, TN - Memphis Drum Shop - 878 South Cooper St., Memphis, TN 38104
6/30 - Chicago, IL - Sam Ash Music - 1305 W. Dundee Rd., Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
7/11 - Buffalo, NY - Buffalo Drum Outlet - 5872 Transit Rd., Depew, NY 14043
7/28 - San Diego, CA - Guitar Center - 8825 Murray Dr., La Mesa, CA 91942
8/02 - Dallas, TX - Guitar Center - 721 Ryan Plaza Drive, Arlington, TX 76011
8/03 - Austin, TX - Strait Music – 2428 West Ben White Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
8/11 - Tampa, FL - All Pro Percussion - 10101 East Adamo Drive., Tampa, FL 33619
8/13 - Orlando, FL - Drums 2 Go - 204 South Semoran Boulevard., Orlando, FL 32807
8/15 - Atlanta, GA - Guitar Center - 1901 Terrell Mill Road Southeast, Marietta, GA 30067
8/17 - Raleigh, NC - Indoor Storm - 2300 Westinghouse Blvd #110, Raleigh, NC 27604
8/20 - Philadelphia, PA - Sam Ash Music -139 W. Dekalb Pike, King Of Prussia, PA 19406
8/22 - New York, NY - Sam Ash Music - 160 West 48th Street, New York, NY 10036

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The Body Announces Album Release Details

Providence, Rhode Island's The Body is set to release the album "All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood" in CD format through At A Loss Recordings on July 27th, 2010. In support of the release the band will set out on a 2-3 month tour of The States beginning in late July. The full routing will be announced shortly. Several tracks from the album are currently available for streaming via the band's MySpace page.

The "All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood" track listing is as follows:

1. A Body
2. A Curse
3. Empty Hearth
4. Even Saints Knew Their Hour Of Failure And Loss
5. Song Of Sarin The Brave
6. Ruiner
7. Lathspell I Name You

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Decrepit Birth Streaming New Song

Santa Cruz CA’s tech-death metallers Decrepit Birth have announced their new album "Polarity" will be released on July 27th in North America via Nuclear Blast Records. The band is currently streaming a new song online from the album, titled "(A Departure Of The Sun) Ignite The Tesla Coil," via the Decrepit Birth MySpace page.

The "Polarity" track listing is as follows:

1. (A Departure of the Sun) Ignite the Tesla Coil
2. Metatron
3. The Resonance
4. Polarity
5. Solar Impulse
6. Mirroring Dimensions
7. A Brief Odyssey in Time
8. The Quickening of Time
9. Sea of Memories
10. Symbiosis
11. Darkness Embrace
Mail order edition bonus track:
12. See Through Dreams (DEATH Cover)

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Avenged Sevenfold Reveals New Album Details

Avenged Sevenfold has announced the new album "Nightmare" will be released on July 27th, 2010. The cover artwork for the album can be viewed at this location. The "Nightmare" track listing will be as follows:

1. Nightmare
2. Welcome To The Family
3. Danger Line
4. Buried Alive
5. Natural Born Killer
6. So Far Away
7. God Hates Us
8. Victim
9. Tonight The World Dies
10. Fiction
11. Save Me

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Cor Scorpii Announces New Guitarist

Norwegian metallers Cor Scorpii parted ways with their guitarist Stian Bakketeig earlier this year. The band has now issued the following announcement about recruiting a new guitar player:

"We are pleased to present Erlend Nybø as the new lead guitarist in Cor Scorpii. Erlend, also hailing from the depths of the mighty Sognefjord, is well known to the band both on a musical and personal level, and we're looking forward to work with him in the time to come.

"The highly skilled guitarist has experience from bands such as Silent Vanquish, Fallen and Norwegian doom metal pioneers Funeral, and will bring a new dimension to the band. After keeping a low profile for a while, Cor Scorpii is now fully focusing on rehearsing a new live set and making material for the second album."

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Seven Recruits New Drummer

U.K. based act Seven has checked in with the following update about recruiting a new drummer:

"Unfortunately we have parted ways with our old drummer Dave Moulding, who we had some great times with. However, we have been very fortunate in securing Rhythm Magazine and Stick Library contributor Pete Riley (Guthrie Govan/Keith Emerson) as our new drummer! Pete is an absolute monster of a player and very versatile, so we can't wait to see what his contribution will be like live and to our next album, which we are writing at the moment.

"Our first gig with Pete will be this Thursday 17th June at The Boileroom, Guildford. We hope you can come and are as excited as we are! We will be playing several new songs which have never been played live before! To see some videos of Pete in action, just type his name into YouTube or see the video below. See you on the road!"

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The Summoned To Enter The Studio

The Summoned has issued the following brief update about recording new material:

"OK, this full length has been quite a journey so far! We've gone through some crazy shits but all for the best. We start recording tomorrow so stay tune! We will have footage post up on youtube summonedtv, as we breeze through the recording. Cheers!"

The Summoned also has the following upcoming tour dates:

6/24 2010 City Ale House w/Agrippa93, Torrential Downpour, & Twostarband Danbury, CT
6/25 2010 Millys w/ Holwell Account, Blades of Indica, and Where Monsters Come From! Manchester, New Hampshire
7/2 2010 CLUB OASIS w/ I Saw it Die, Capulet Erotic WORCESTER, MA
7/16 2010 Club Gemstones w/Supplication, Conforza, Lowell, MA
7/17 2010 The Honey Fitz Pub - BirthFest w/Relegation, 21st December & More Malden, MA
7/23 2010 Millys w/ Meatsaw, Finsher, and Mother's Virus! Manchester, New Hampsh
8/21 2010 New Wave cafe w/ That Organism Jenova, Down to None New Bedford, MA
8/28 2010 Club Voices Lowell, MA

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The Heretic Drummer Cristobal Dies

On June 13th Cristobal, drummer of the Spanish extreme metal band THE HERETIC, died in his flat due to a an unfortunate home accident. His flat-mate found his body yesterday, June 14th.

The band label comments: "From XTREEM MUSIC we're deeply affected by this loss, since Cristobal wasn't only a great musician, but above all, a more than excellent person of great human quality that only left friends wherever he went. Anyone who had the pleasure of dealing personally with him, can only say good things about Cristobal and for us, whose relationship dates since more than 13 years ago, it's a shock having lost such a great musician and comrade."

"We want to give our deepest condolence to his family, friends and specially his brothers in THE HERETIC (Juan Carlos, Fernando, Javier & Raul), band thanks to which Cristobal can be more than proud of being able to leave an indelible legacy of the highest quality through all their recordings and shows. Needless to say that the reunion show that the band were preparing for the next months where they would present their most recent release "Memorandum (1997-2007)", released just 2 months ago, won't take place and the future of the band remains more uncertain than ever.

"The rest of members of the band are still very affected with this shocking loss, so they haven't been able to update their official website, but anyone who wish to leave their last words to Cristobal, can do it through: www.myspace.com/thehereticofficial"

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Raunchy Reveals New Album Details

RAUNCHY will release their highly anticipated new album, "A Discord Electric" through Lifeforce Records on September 20th in Denmark, October 8th in Germany/Austria/Switzerland, October 11th rest of Europe, and on October 12th in the US.

Produced once again by long time friend Jacob Hansen, "A Discord Electric" delivers the following 12 songs:

Dim the Lights and Run
Rumors of Worship
Blueprints For Lost Sounds
Street Emperor
Shake Your Grave
Tiger Crown
Big Truth
The Great Depression
The Yeah Thing
Ire Vampire
Gunslingers and Tombstones

A short comment from the band: “This is by far the most experimental, the most challenging, and the most interesting album we have come up with since the beginning of the band. My personal take on this endeavor is quite simple actually: This album will be on the hot list when it comes out! Every member of the band has had the freedom to take things to the limits, above and beyond, and believe me, boundaries are transparent this time around, we’re going totally apeshit, and you’re definitely in for some big surprises with some cool guest performances by our friends in DUNÉ on the song “Big Truth” among other exciting things,” says vocalist Kasper Thomsen.

Stay tuned for artwork previews at the end of June.

Finally, here are the latest RAUNCHY tour dates: More...

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Ozzy Osbourne Posts New Album Online For Streaming

Heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne has posted his new album, "Scream" online for free streaming. You can check it out by heading to his official Myspace page. The album was released on June 11th in mainland Europe and June 14th in the United Kingdom, with a North American release of June 22nd and Japanese release date of June 23rd to follow. This will be the first Ozzy Osbourne album to feature new guitarist Gus G., who is best known for his work with Greek power metal outfit Firewind.

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As I Lay Dying Posts New Music Video Online

San Diego, California based metal outfit As I Lay Dying has posted their new music video online for the song, "Parallels." You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's latest studio album, "The Powerless Rise," which debuted at number ten on the Billboard charts upon it's release earlier this year.

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Gallows End Sets Release Date For New Album

The Swedish heavy metal band GALLOWS END has set the worldwide release date for their upcoming debut album "Nemesis Divine" at June 25, 2010. The album will be released through Farvahar Records and distributed worldwide by Nightmare Records. The CD has been recorded, mixed and mastered at the 7th Gate Studios by Thord Klarström. All artwork is from the hand of J.P. Fournier (– also, Edguy, Avantasia, Immortal, Dragonforce, Powerquest, Steel Attack, Stormlord, among others).

Originally conceived as a one-man project of multi-talented frontman Thord Klarström, GALLOWS END has grown to a full four-piece lineup. After releasing a 3-song demo in 2007 that garnered critical and fan praise, work began on a full-length CD.

Here is the "Nemesis Divine" tracklisting:

Nemesis Divine (Trial of the Gods)
Soul Collector
Kingdom of the Damned
No Return
The Curse
Set the World in Flames
Not Your Own
Different Eyes
The End
The Unborn Flag
Storm of Fate
Riders of the North

You can check out some new songs on the band's MySpace player.

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Eternal Tears of Sorrow Posts New Music Video

Finnish melodic death metal band Eternal Tears of Sorrow has posted their latest music video for “Summon The Wild.” The performance footage for the clip was directed, filmed and edited by Anssi Lautjärvi at S-Osis in Turku, Finland.

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Ozzfest 2010 To Hit The U.K.

Ozzy Osbourne will be bringing his Ozzfest tour to the United Kingdom this September for the first time in five years. The one off event will take place on September 18th at London's 02 Arena where Ozzy will be joined by Korn, the Muderdolls and Skindred on the main stage, with a special guest to be confirmed at a later date. There will also be a second stage, though no bands have been confirmed as of yet. There will also be fairground attractions, tattooists and stalls.

Ozzy stated: "It means a lot to bring Ozzfest back to the UK. This is the first time that we’re bringing Ozzfest indoors. The O2 is the perfect place to hold a festival. Let it rain, let it hail, let it thunder, because we’ll be rocking inside."

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Heaven & Hell Announces Dio Tribute Set

The surviving members of Heaven & Hell, guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler and drummer Vinny Appice, has announced that they will be performing a special set at England's High Voltage festival on July 24th, which will serve as a tribute to their late frontman Ronnie James Dio, who passed away as a result of stomach cancer last month. The band will be joined by former Deep Purple singer Glen Hughes as well as Masterplan vocalist Jorn Lande. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund.

Says Geezer Butler: "It's going to be a very emotional occasion. Ronnie loved his fans like no-one else I know - and they loved him. It will be a privilege doing a gig in honour of his memory, and to help towards his charity. Above all, I hope it encourages people to have regular check-ups for this disease. Early detection is vital, and greatly improves the chance of a cure. I know everyone has heard that a million times before, but seeing one of your best friends die because we all think we're immune from this disease, really brings it home. Do it for yourself, your family, your friends. Ronnie would be proud of you."

Tony Iommi says: "Ronnie's passing has left a huge hole, we hadn't anywhere near finished what we set out to do as a band together. He was so looking forward to the European tour and we hope this appearance will go some way to fulfilling that."

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