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Metal News for June 16, 2011

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42 news articles posted on this day.

Lamb of God Drummer Issues Update

Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler has issued an update on Facebook, discussing the band and his own plans for the future:

"Things are moving along very well these days in my world. A few big surprises are in the works and the expected is as expected. We have been busting our butts full time for months writing the new record, it's fantastic so far to say the very least. Now switched into prep mode for Montreal show Friday, our only show in 2011. It will mark the middle of the year that we are taking to write new record and reconnect with our families. Its come up fast but the hard work is now behind us. Surprises are more specific to me and will come about later this year. Will say they have to do with Epic (not our record label) cameras, large drumfest overseas and a recording opportunity with a different band that will push me to every limit! All good stuff but first and foremost - my top priority is my daughters 3rd birthday this weekend. Its gonna be a rager! We did Sesame St. LIVE last weekend and we are PUMPED! LOL."

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Hirax Co-Headlining Goregrowler's Ball 5

Goregrowler Entertainment announced the addition of old school thrashers Hirax to the fifth-annual Goregrowler's Ball on November 19th, 2011 in San Antonio,Texas. Hirax will co-headline the Saturday show with Swedish death metal morticians, Aborted. This appearance marks the band's first visit to San Antonio.

Forming in 1984 among California's emerging thrash scene, Hirax became one of the more respected and steadfast punk-crossover-thrash bands.

Other artists on the three-day bill include Suffocation, Exhumed, Woods of Ypres, Hod, Lair of the Minotaur and Internal Bleeding.

Additional details on the Goregrowler's Ball are available by heading over to the festival's official website at this location.

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Archaic Eclipse Posts Immortal Cover

Archaic Eclipse has posted a cover of the Immortal song "Withstand The Fall Of Time," which is taken from the band's "At the Heart of Winter" album. You can check out the song in the player below.

The track is also available as a free download by heading over to the Archaic Eclipse Reverbation page.

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Sanktuary Posts Song From Three Way Split Online

Canadian act Sanktuary has posted the song "Raise the Flag" online, which can be heard in the player below. The track is taken from a three-way split EP with Black Moor and Metalian titled "Tundrastruck."

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All Else Fails Announces New Album Details

The metalcore contingent All Else Fails has announced the official release of the band's third recording "The Oracle, What Was, Is And Could Have Been" on August 19th, 2011 through Suicidal Bride Records.

"We are extremely excited and proud of the work we have done on our upcoming full length album 'The Oracle: What Was, Is and Could Have Been.' It's our darkest, heaviest, deepest and ultimately, most beautiful album thus far. I'd happily put a no money back guarantee on that." comments All Else Fails vocalist/guitarist Barrett Klesko.

"The Oracle, What Was, Is and Could Have Been" is a follow up to the band's 2009 "Against The Darkening of The Sky" and can be pre-ordered on Bandcamp.

1. Overture
2. This World In Flames
3. Twilight of Mankind
4. Fallen
5. The House At The End of The World
6. Monster Eats The Pilot
7. The Oracle
8. Rebirth
9. Sludge Factory
10. Obsidian Walls
11. This World In Flames (Acoustic)
12. Robots!!! KOLTG

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Fullforce Streaming New Song

Bravewords.com is currently hosting an exclusive premiere of a new track from Fullforce's debut album "One." You can get a first listen to the song "Walls of Secrets" on Bravewords' "Knuckle Tracks" player by heading over to this location.

The "One" track listing is as follows:

1. Mythomaniac (4:02)
2. None Of Your Concern (3:35)
3. Heart And Soul (3:31)
4. Oblivion (4:53)
5. Open Your Eyes (4:25)
6. Rain (4:33)
7. Suffering In Silence (3:06)
8. Walls Of Secrets (4:33)
9. Father spirit (4:51)
10. Bleed (5:07)
11. Into The Cradle (5:01)

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Xibalba Streaming New Release

Southern California hardcore/metal outfit Xibalba is crushing the country state-by-state on the band's current tour, with support from Foundation, Seraphim, and Harm’s Way along the way.

Today, Brooklyn Vegan is streaming Xibalba’s entire upcoming "Madre Mia Gracias Por Los Dias" album, which is set for release on CD this Tuesday, June 21st via Southern Lord Recordings. Check out the release here.

The upcoming tour dates are as follows:

6/16/2011 The Party Expo – Brooklyn, NY w/ Foundation
6/17/2011 BSM Upstairs – Philadelphia, PA w/ Foundation
6/18/2011 Charm City Art Space – Baltimore, MD w/ Foundation
6/19/2011 The Warehouse - Richmond, VA w/ Foundation
6/20/2011 Soapbox – Wilmington, NC w/ Foundation
6/21/2011 Luna Nueva – Atlanta, GA w/ Foundation
6/22/2011 Hoops Tavern – Orlando, FL w/ Seraphim
6/23/2011 The Talent Farm – Pembroke Pines, FL w/ Seraphim
6/24/2011 Unit 6 – Jacksonville, FL w/ Seraphim
6/25/2011 The Farside – Tallahassee, FL w/ Seraphim
6/26/2011 The Spot – Tupelo, MS w/ Seraphim
6/27/2011 Downtown Music Hall – Little Rock, AR w/ Seraphim
6/28/2011 1919 Hemphill – Fort Worth, TX w/ Seraphim
6/29/2011 The Naylair – El Paso, TX
6/30/2011 Yucca Practice Spot – Tempe, AZ w/ Harm’s Way
7/01/2011 Che Cafe – San Diego, CA w/ Harm’s Way
7/02/2011 Aladdin Jr. – Pomona, CA w/ Harm’s Way
7/03/2011 924 Gilman – Berkeley, CA w/ Harm’s Way
7/22-24/2011 Earl Warren Showgrounds – Santa Barbara, CA @ Sound And Fury Fest

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Metalhit.com Offering New Free Compilation

Metal Maniacs and Metalhit.com are offering up the newest installment of their free monthly metal compilation for download worldwide. Metalhit.com owner Mike Riddick comments:

“What’s unique about these monthly compilations is that they feature as-of-yet unreleased tracks. Fans can get the latest from metal’s greatest labels...days-to-weeks before their official release!”

The latest compilation includes free downloadable tracks from: Exhumed, Sepultura, Baring Teeth, Amnis Nihili, Hands, Draconian, Cannabis Corpse, Morta Skuld, and Moon.

Visitors to Metalhit’s site may also enter to win a free copy of Exhumed's latest CD, “All Guts, No Glory” courtesy of Relapse Records.

The compilation can be downloaded by heading over to this location.

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Dark Spectrum Performance Footage Available

Footage has been posted online of Chicago metallers Dark Spectrum performing the tracks "Whisper" and "Sociopath," which can both be viewed below. The performance took place on April 2nd, 2011 at The Beat Kitchen in Chicago.

Dark Spectrum also recently released a video for the single "Perplexed in Chaos." The video clip can be viewed at this location.

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Eyes Of Soul Announces New Album Title

Italian act Eyes of Soul just finished the recording of the act's first full length, "Cyberian Tales." The album was recorded at Elnor Studio by Mattia Stancioiu, and the band is currently looking for a record deal.

Eyes of Soul also commented on the album:

"Finally, the moment to unveil Eyes of Soul's first album title has come: Cyberian Tales. The album it's a melting of progressive, melodic and powerful music; it also contain a five songs's concept, the title track Cyberian Tales! Stay tuned for more news to come..."

You can also check out Eyes of Soul's music by heading over to the band's MySpace music profile at this location.

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Sothoth Finishes New Album

Polish death metal act Sothoth has finished recording the band's second album entitled "Rise to Conquer." On Saturday, the 18th of June the band will present the first single from the new record on the Sothoth Facebook page. The cover artwork for the new release can be viewed below.

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IWrestledABearOnce Posts New Song

Off the wall metal act IWrestledABearOnce has posted another new song online from the band's upcoming album "Ruining It For Everybody." You can listen to the recently uploaded track "Next Visible Delicious" by heading over to the band's Facebook page. "Ruining It For Everybody" is due out July 26th via Century Media Records. The cover artwork and track listing can be viewed below.

1. Next Visible Delicious
2. You Know That Ain’t Them Dogs’ Real Voices
3. Deodorant Can’t Fix Ugly
4. This Head Music Makes My Eyes Rain
5. It Is “Bro” Isn’t It?
6. Gold Jacket, Green Jacket
7. Break It Down Camacho
8. Stay to the Right
9. I’m Gonna Shoot
10. Karate Nipples
11. Button It Up

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World Under Blood Reveals Album Artwork

West Coast outfit World Under Blood has revealed the track list and artwork for its upcoming debut album "Tactical," which is set for release on July 26th via Nuclear Blast Records. World Under Blood is the creation of CKY guitarist/vocalist Deron Miller and extreme metal drummer Tim Yeung (Divine Heresy, Morbid Angel, ex-Hate Eternal, ex-Decrepit Birth).

Artwork for the debut release was brought to life by the twisted mind of Pär Olofsson (Immortal, The Faceless, Abysmal Dawn). Guitarist-turned-producer James Murphy (Death, Testament), who worked on "Tactical," previously stated about the project, “World Under Blood bridges a gap between genres that has never been bridged...a few have tried with mixed results, but this is the first real resounding success off using brutal, blasting death metal with a melodic American rock vibe and it opens a door that will turn into a floodgate.”

You can also check out the newly mixed and mastered track “A God Among The Waste” on the band’s Facebook page at this location.

The track list for "Tactical" is as follows:

1. A God Among The Waste
2. Into The Arms Of Cruelty
3. Pyro-Compulsive
4. Dead And Still In Pain
5. Purgatory Dormitory
6. Under The Autumn Low
7. I Can't Stand His Name
8. Revere's Tears (with intro)
9. Wake Up Dead (MEGADETH cover song)
10. Alliance Or War (iTunes exclusive MALEVOLENT CREATION cover song) More...

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Womrot Posts Tour Video

Singapore grindcore trio Wormrot has completed a mini-tour of Malaysia, following a mammoth six-week trek in the United States. The band will also be returning to the U.K. and Europe in September.

Wormrot has now posted a new tour video showing the sheer intensity of the Malaysian crowds during the band's recent live performances. Watch the video now below.

The upcoming Wormrot tour dates are as follows: More...

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Dying is Gay: Reflections On Seth Putnam

I'll always remember Anal Cunt for being one of the four bands who broke me into the extreme metal underground back in 2006. Anal Cunt, alongside Unearth, Cannibal Corpse and Lamb of God were my four gateway drugs into the harder, edgier side of metal. It was a time when nu metal was no longer played on the radio and KoRn's Take a Look in the Mirror album was such a huge disappointment that left me only listening to Tool but looking for something that was metal that I hadn't heard before. More...

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Autumns Eyes Releases Teaser Videos For New Album

Leading up to the tenth album release titled "Please Deceive Me" from solo metal act Autumns Eyes, founder Dan Mitchell has been posting teaser clips of the recordings on the Autumns Eyes Facebook page. Originally slated to be released last year, the album was halted by injury related surgeries undergone by Dan as well as the Peter Steele tribute album, "All For None, None For All: A Tribute To Peter Steele." While no official date has been set for a release, the album is expected to be available very soon. Visit the Autumns Eyes Facebook Page and for more info regarding "Please Deceive Me" visit www.autumnseyes.com.

Check out one of the short teaser videos below:

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Hackneyed Streaming New Song Online

Hackneyed has posted a new track online from the band's upcoming album “Carnival Cadavre,” which is set to be released August 22nd in Europe and August 30th in North America. The new song “Maculate Conception” is available through the Lifeforce Records Facebook page here.

Hackneyed also commented on the band's upcoming Lifeforce Records debut:

“It’s hard to believe. After two years in-between rehearsal room, shows, being on tour and pre-production we finally managed to get our third album ready to launch. It’s named 'Carnival Cadavre' and will be tested in human experiment at the Summer Breeze festival in Dinkelsbühl on August 19th 2011 for the first time. Once again we produced our album with Corni Bartels at the Weltraum Studios and Björn Goosses (Killustrations) again purified our disc with a stunning artwork.

"We added another fine portion of groove and brutality for you and showed once again what Hackneyed is made of. With our new label Lifeforce Records we found the matching partner and we’re really looking forward to our future cooperation. We’re curious where our journey with the 'Carnival Cadavre' will lead us within the next weeks and months. And perhaps soon it’s also close to you they say: The Circus’ Back in town!”

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Titans Eve Posts New Tour Video Blog

Titans Eve has posted a new tour video blog online chronicling the band traveling from Las Vegas, NV to Tampa, FL. You can check out the clip below, or find the last Titans Eve tour video blog here.

The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Hatesphere Posts Studio Video Blog

Hatesphere has posted a video blog online from the recordings of the band's 7th album at Anfarm Studio with producer Tue Madsen. This clip, which covers the drum recording, can be viewed below.

The new album is currently scheduled to be released in September. In other Hatesphere news, the band also recently announced the recruitment of new bassist Jimmy Nedergaard.

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Saxon Posts Sweden Rock Festival Footage

Footage has been posted online of Saxon performing the song "Hammer of the Gods" at the Sweden Rock festival, which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the clip:

"Saxon performed at the legendary Sweden Rock Festival last weekend to over 35,000 fans. Biff and the band will be taking a couple of well deserved weeks off before hitting the road again in late June. In the meantime, enjoy this live version of 'Hammer Of The Gods' filmed at Sweden Rock 2011."

The song "Hammer of the Gods' is off the new album "Call to Arms." You can also check out the recently uploaded music video for the track by heading over here.

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The Paramedic Posts Lil Wayne Cover Song

Dayton, OH metalcore act The Paramedic has posted a cover of Lil Wayne's "6 Foot 7 Foot" online, which can be heard in the clip below.

The Paramedic is also offering an EP titled "The Devil in Me" as a free download. Details are available here, and the track listing is as follows:

1. The Sixth Seal
2. A Vessel Of Times Past
3. The Devil In Me
4. From The Throne

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Elis Announces New Vocalist

Elis recently announced the departure of vocalist Sandra Schleret. The band has now revealed that the new Elis singer will be Simone Christinat from Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Simone commented on joining the band:

"Dear Elis fans, I am really happy to be announced as the new singer of Elis within these days. I feel honored to be a part of this great band and I'm looking forward to a lot of good moments with Elis. It feels like the beginning of a new chapter in my life and I am excited to get many new experiences as the new Elis singer.

"The first show will be in July. Until then there have a couple of rehearsals to be done. Of course it would be great to meet you ELIS fans soon at one of our upcoming shows. You will find more information about me within the next days on this page. Meanwhile, I send you many hugs."

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The Prophecy 23 To Record New Album

Massacre Records has issued the following update about The Prophecy 23 working on new material for an upcoming album:

"After the great success of the The Prophecy 23's debut album 'To The Pit,' our four trash metal maniacs meet up with canned beer, frozen pizza and tons of new ideas at their rehearsal room to get ready for the upcoming recording sessions of their new CD."

Hannes (guitar, vocals) also added, "In the last few months we played a lot of concerts and partied intensively. This gave us a lot of inspiration. One I can tell you for sure: our next album will be dammed beersoaked and crazy!"

At the upcoming Wacken Open Air 2011, The Prophecy 23 will present the hits of its latest album as well as new material. Details on the Wacken Open Air festival are available by heading over here.

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Band Lineup Announced For Eisenwahn Festival

Germany's Eisenwahn Festival will take place from July 29th until July 30th at the motocross racetrack of Obersinn.

Legion of the Damned will perform along with bands such as Sepultura, Amagortis, Benediction, Bigball, Clitsplit, Cripper, Debauchery, Die Grauen Herren, Heretic Soul, Hour Of Penance, Jack Slater, Kraanium, Negator, Onslaught, Tankard, The Crown, The Sickening, Torture Squad, and Trinity Site.

For further information on the Eisenwahn festival navigate over to this location.

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Hate Squad To Release New Album

Massacre Records has issued the following update about German act Hate Squad recording a new album to be released in September:

"Hate Squad has entered the 'Rape Of Harmonies Recording Studios' in May to record the forthcoming album, which is scheduled to be released on September 23, 2011!

"On May 19th, 4 days after entering the studio, all drum tracks were already done. 10 days later the recordings of the bass and the guitars were done, too. In early June Hate Squad announced that the recordings are almost finished. They also announced the album title: 'Katharsis.'

"On September 23rd, Hate Squad will headline the Moshroom Festival in Krefeld, Germany. Their show will be the album release show as well."

More details on the upcoming "Katharsis" release will be announced as they are made available from the band.

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Dead Shape Figure Posts New Album Footage

Finland's Dead Shape Figure has posted footage online of the band working on its upcoming third full-length album, which will be the follow-up to the 2010 release "The Disease Of St. Vitus." The video clip is available below.

Dead Shape Figure also recorded a cover of the Type O Negative track "Dead Again" for Metalunderground.com's Peter Steele tribute album. Details on the release, which is available in digital format for $3, are available here.

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Revocation Posts New Song "No Funeral"

Revocation will be releasing the new album "Chaos of Forms" on August 16th, 2011 through Relapse Records. After previously posting the new song "Cradle Robber" online, Revocation has now also posted another track. You can listen to "No Funeral" in the player below or by heading over to Guitarworld.com.

Revocation - "No Funeral" by GuitarWorld

Studio footage of Revocation recording the upcoming album "Chaos of Forms" is also available by heading over here.

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Periphery Announces U.S. Tour

After years of touring as a supporting band, Periphery has finally attained headlining status. The group will embark on the "Frak The Gods" tour in September and has put together a stunning package. Head over to the Periphery Facebook page for additional information and VIP Ticketing info, which will be announced in the coming weeks.

Misha Mansoor (guitars) states: "Hey guys. We are really excited to be announcing our very first North American headlining run. It is called the 'Frak The Gods' tour. We feel so lucky to be able to have our buddies in The Human Abstract as direct support to us. They will be followed by Textures, whom we all love dearly, and who will be coming to the U.S. for the first time ever!

"Last, but definitely not least, we have the wonderful dudes from The Contortionist rounding off this fun little package. The dates are still being worked out but the tour will be from early September to early October and it will also hit a few Canadian locations as well because we love you guys too. Needless to say, this is definitely a tour by musicians for musicians. With that said, all fans of progressive music, musician or not, will enjoy this tour greatly. We hope to see you guys at the shows."

The band also recently announced several Australian shows, with details available at this location.

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Municipal Waste Signs To Nuclear Blast Records

Richmond, Virginia crossover band MUNICIPAL WASTE has announced a new worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records.

On their way to devastate the Mainstage 02 at Hellfest Open Air in France this Saturday, June 18th, the band members check in about their big announcement:

“It took a real long time to decide what we were going to do for our next record,” states Municipal Waste frontman Tony Foresta. “We wanted to work with a label that were not only fans of the band and our music, but were willing to get behind any ridiculous idea that we could think of. Once we realized this, Nuclear Blast was the obvious choice. The Blast has been friends with the band long before doing a record was even a possibility. I feel like we’re starting off with a clean slate and decade of experience to start back up on the right track. Expect some great things in the near future from the WASTE. This is only the beginning!”

"Nuclear Blast has shown their love for the WASTE for years,” drummer Dave Witte continues. “And when it came time for a new deal, it was a no brainer in my eyes. NB all the way. We are thrilled to be included among a roster of great bands and hard working people that love them. I can't wait to get into that studio!"

Gerardo Martínez, long-time MUNICIPAL WASTE fan and Label Manager of Nuclear Blast USA, comments on the newest members of the Nuclear Blast Family:

“We’ve known the WASTE guys for some time and when the moment was right to bring them on board, we did not hesitate one second. They are the best and most relevant band at what they do, and a pleasure to be around… not to mention they are some of the funniest and down-to-earth people we’ve met. The excitement level for a new MUNICIPAL WASTE record is at its highest and we are ready to deliver this to the masses!”

Municipal Waste will be entering the studio this summer to record their fifth full-length album and Nuclear Blast debut in their hell-bent quests for infectious riffs and never-ending headbanging sessions. A 2012 release is expected.

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YOB Completes Work On New Album

American doom metal veterans YOB has announced that they have completed work on their sixth studio album, "Atma," which will be released on August 16th through Profound Lore Records. The album will feature two guest appearances from Neurosis frontman Scott Kelly, who will perform on the songs, "Before We Dreamed Of Two Mastered" and "Adrift In The Ocean."

The album's tracklisting is as follows:

Prepare The Ground
Atma Mastered
Before We Dreamed Of Two Mastered
Upon The Sight Of The Other Shore Mastered
Adrift In The Ocean

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Eternal Tears Of Sorrow Records New Songs

Eternal Tears of Sorrow has checked in with the following announcement about recording six new songs for an upcoming release:

"As we already told on our Facebook page, we have finished our first recording session at Tico-Tico Studios. We are recording this album in two main sessions + some extra sessions throughout this year. This way has proven to be the best for us and our timetables and we've been using the same 'take it slowly, make it good' method ever since our comeback in 2005.

"What we did during the past weeks was recording the basic tracks for six songs. Now, it's time for a short summer holiday after which we're going to do the vocals and the keyboard tracks, and, of course, to write more new songs for the second main recording session, which is going to take place at the end of this year.

"Trying to verbally describe the new songs is like trying to draw how they sound like. And even if we somehow managed to describe how the new songs sound like, they only represent one half of the forthcoming album.

"Anyway, it has been announced that we're going to play our second (and last) gig in 2011 at Jyrkka Festival in Pudasjärvi. Which is nice, as this band was formed in the very same town and as a matter of fact, we played our very first gig on the same stage fourteen years ago. And now, after eleven years, we're coming back to our original home town. Nice."

You can also find photos from the studio at the Eternal Tears of Sorrow Facebook page here.

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Napalm Death Finishes Recording New Album

In a recent interview with Ovmetal.com, Napalm Death bassist Shane Embury revealed that the band has finished recording their fourteenth studio album, which is expected to be released this October through Century Media Records. An excerpt from the interview reads as follows:

OV: Have you completed the recording of the next NAPALM DEATH record?

Well, it’s pretty much finished, Russ [Russel, the producer] will go into the studio in July again, just to master it and fine-tune little pieces here and there. We tend to listen to it for a few weeks and see if there’s anything to change. It’s better to just reflect on the album for a couple of weeks before you decide finally what the right mix is, but it’s pretty much done.

OV: Is there anything you can tell me about the new album or how it will be different from your last one, “Time Waits for No Slave”?

It’s hard to say. We recorded 19 songs and an instrumental in some respects, so 20 tracks altogether. It is different, in what way? I don’t know. I think it’s pretty hard to tell people if it’s like this or like that – it got many elements of what NAPALM DEATH is all about. I hope nobody will get disappointed. It has lot of fast stuff on it; lots of classic typical killer riffs, and there are a couple of songs where Mitch [guitar] and Barney [vocals] split the vocals between each other. That’s little different, because Mitch’s vocals are not as deep, so Barney and him kind of complimented each other. I’m a little too close to it now but I’m very happy with the album, it has lot of different pieces, and intricacies. There are guitar pieces which are kind of experimentally strange and different for us, but if you’re a fan of the band for a long time, it got everything you need [Laughs]…

Read the full article at Ovmetal.com.

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Ozzy Osbourne Posts Footage From Sweden Rock

Ozzy Osbourne has released some new behind-the-scenes footage from his recent appearance in Europe at the Sweden Rock festival. The footage was captured during his June 11, 2011 headlining performance at the event which is held in Solvesborg, Sweden. You can check out the footage in the player below.

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Cavalera Conspiracy Performs Sepultura Cover

New fan-filmed live footage has made its way online featuring thrash metallers Cavalera Conspiracy. The clip features the and performing "Troops Of Doom" during its June 14, 2011 performance at Klub Stodola in Warsaw, Poland. You can check out the clip in the player provided below.

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Glen Drover "Betcha Can't Play This" Video Posted

Glen Drover's new "Betcha Can't Play This" video segment featured in Guitar World Magazine has been posted online. You can check out the instructional video, his second for the magazine, in the player provided below.

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The Haarp Machine Posts Drum Cam Footage

New drum cam footage has made its way online featuring the new progressive death metal act The Haarp Machine. The band has recently signed with Sumerian Records and its debut album is expected for a late 2011 release through the label. You can check out the drum cam footage in the player below.

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Enter Shikari To Embark On European Tour

U.K. modern metal act Enter Shikari has revealed the dates for its upcoming headline tour of Europe. Support on the trek is set to come from Your Demise and Letlive. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.

09/13 Budapest, HUN – A38
09/14 Prague, CZE – Roxy
09/16 Hamburg, GER – Grunspan
09/17 Copenhagen, DEN – Vela Small Hall
09/18 Gothenburg, SWE – Brewhouse
09/19 Stockholm, SWE – Debaser
09/20 Malmo, SWE – KB
09/22 Berlin, GER – Columbiaclub
09/24 Vienna, AUT – Flex
09/25 Munich, GER – Backstage
09/26 Milan, ITA – Alcatraz
09/27 Luxembourg, Rockhal
09/28 Koln, GER – Gloria
09/30 Zurich, SWI – Abart
10/01 Paris, FRA – Glazart
10/02 Brussels, BEL – AB Box
10/03 Tilburg, NET – 013
10/05 Norwich, UK – UEA
10/06 Oxford, UK – O2 Academy
10/07 Manchester, UK – Ritz
10/08 Liverpool, UK – O2 Academy
10/10 Dublin, IRE – Academy
10/11 Belfast, IRE – Mandela Hall
10/13 Glasgow, UK – Barrowlands
10/14 Newcastle, UK – O2 Academy
10/15 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
10/16 Sheffield, UK – O2 Academy
10/18 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
10/19 London, UK – Electric Ballroom
10/20 London, UK – Electric Ballroom
10/22 Portsmouth, UK – Pyramids
10/24 Cardiff, UK – Coal Exchange
10/25 Nottingham, UK – Rock City

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Trivium Reveals New Album Track Listing

American modern metal act Trivium has announced details surrounding its forthcoming new album "In Waves." The record will see its release on August 9, 2011 through Roadrunner Records. Trivium frontman Matt Heafy commented on the album by saying;

"In Waves to us…is Trivium. In Waves is the music, the artwork, the videos and the live show; they are all part of an interconnected whole. There’s no question about it, in our eyes, that this is the most complete project we’ve ever done. We think we’ve finally made the record that we’ve always strived to make."

Here is the "In Waves" track listing:
1. Capsizing The Sea
2. In Waves
3. Inception Of The End
4. Watch The World Burn
5. Dusk Dismantled
6. Black
7. Built To Fall
8. Caustic Are the Ties That Bind
9. A Skyline’s Severance
10. Forsake Not The Dream
11. Chaos Reigns
12. Of All These Yesterdays
13. Leaving This World Behind

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Teaser Posted For Upcoming Even Brewer Solo Album

Evan Brewer, who is the new official bassist for technical death metallers The Faceless, has posted the following trailer online promoting his forthcoming solo album. The album, titled "Alone," will hit store shelves on June 28, 2011 through Sumerian Records. You check out the teaser in the player below.

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Hatebreed Frontman Reveals Solo Album Details

Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta has revealed the track listing for his upcoming solo album debut. The album, simply titled "Jasta," will hit store shelves on July 26, 2011through eOne Music. You can view the album's track listing as well as the guest appearances for the record below.

1. Walk That Path Alone
2. Mourn The Illusion
3. Screams From The Sanctuary
4. Nothing They Say
5. Anthem Of The Freedom Fighter
6. Something You Should Know (feat. Phil Labonte of All That Remains)
7. Set You Adrift
8. Enslaved, Dead or Depraved (feat. Randy Blythe of Lamb Of God)
9. With A Resounding Voice (feat. Tim Lambesis of As I Lay Dying)
10. The Fearless Must Endure (feat. Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society)
11. Heart Of A Warrior (feat. Mike Vallely)
12. Death Bestowed (feat. Mark Morton of Lamb Of God)

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Comeback Kid Announces European Tour

Canadian hardcore punk at Comeback Kid has revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of Europe. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below. The tour also features numerous appearances at various festivals.

08/11 Torgau, GER – Endless Summer
08/12 Ieper, BEL – Ieper Fest
08/13 Olso, NOR – Oya Festval
08/14 Lyngby, DEN – Templet
08/15 Flensburg, GER – Roxy
08/16 Oldenburg, GER – Amadeus
08/17 Kassel, GER – Hot Spot
08/18 Dinkelsbuhl, GER – Summer Breeze
08/19 Linz, AUT – Ann & Pat
08/20 Graz, AUT – Explosiv
08/12 Zagreb, CRO – Mocvara
08/23 Segreate, ITA – Magnolia
08/24 Colmar, FRA – Grillen
08/25 Amersfoort, NET – Kelder
08/26 Bochum, GER – Matrix
08/27 Reading, UK – Reading Festival
08/27 Leeds, UK – Leeds Festival

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Metallica Releases Statement On Upcoming New Album

Metallica has posted the following update online regarding talk of a new album:

"A few months ago our own Kirk Hammett hinted at a new Metallica project that’s 'not really 100 percent a Metallica record.' While Kirk may have jumped the gun a little (and has since been properly punished with a series of push-ups!), we are more than proud to announce that we have just completed recording a full length album that is a collaboration with none other than the legendary Lou Reed.

"Ever since we had the pleasure of performing with Lou at the 25th Anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at Madison Square Garden in October of 2009, we have been kicking around the idea of making a record together. Some of you astute Bay Area residents may have picked up news of recent Lou Reed sightings in the greater San Francisco area and we have indeed been working at our home studio at HQ on and off over the last few months. In what would be lightning speed for a Metallica related project, we recorded ten songs during this time and while at this moment we’re not exactly sure when you’ll hear it, we’re beyond excited to share with you that the recording sessions wrapped up last week.

"A true innovator and easily one of the most influential songwriters, musicians, and performers in rock music history, Lou‘s work with the Velvet Underground and as a solo artist has such an enduring quality that he has long been revered and respected by us and many of our peers. We can’t wait for you to listen to the finished record, so as we like to hear ourselves say around here, keep watching this spot for updates...we’ll be back with more details as they come together." More...

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