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Metal News for June 2, 2011

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43 news articles posted on this day.

Shraphead Streaming New Album's Title Track

Noisecreep.com is currently streaming the title track from Shrapheads debut album "Blind & Seduced," which will be released June 28th via Metaville Records.

Check out the song "Blind & Seduced" by navigating over to this location and get a taste of Shraphead's melodic take on traditional thrash metal.

A press release from the band states that the title's inspiration comes from society and "how you as a child are exposed to such an indoctrination of false information about life and death." The album has 13 tracks, including a ballad and an instrumental.

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New A Pale Horse Named Death Song Available

June 14th will see the release of the debut album from A Pale Horse Named Death on SPV/Steamhammer. Noisecreep.com is now hosting an exclusive stream of the new song "When Crows Descend Upon You" at this location.

"And Hell Will Follow Me" will be available in three different formats: Digipak CD, 2 LP Set, and digital download. The 2 LP Set comes on 180 gram vinyl and also includes a copy of the CD. In addition the 2 LP set features an LP exclusive bonus track named "Pickup Truck."

A Pale Horse Named Death also previously posted the songs "To Die In Your Arms," "Devil In My Closet," "Serial Killer," and "Heroin Train."

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Degradead Streaming New Song Online

SkullsNBones.com is currently hosting an exclusive stream of a new track from Swedish metallers Degradead. The song "Cold Blood" comes from Degradead's new release "A World Destroyer" (reviewed here) which will see a June 28th release on Metalville Records. You can listen to "Cold Blood" at this locaiton.

The album was recorded at Peter Tägtgren's (Hypocrisy, Pain) Abyss Studios in Pärlby, outside Ludvika, Sweden, and produced by Degradead and Jonas Kjellgren (Scar Symmetry, Centinex, World Below).

The Degradead lineup is as follows:

Mikael Sehlin - Vocals
Anders Nyström - Guitar
David Szücs - Guitar
Michel Bärzén - Bass Guitar
Kenneth Helgesson - Drums

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The Black Dahlia Murder Posts Studio Clip

Detroit quintet The Black Dahlia Murder captured footage while recording the band's latest album, "Ritual," with producers Mark Lewis and Jason Suecof. Fans can see tracks being laid down by all members in a 12 minute behind-the-scenes video available online through BloodyDisgusting.com. Head over to this location to check out the clip.

The Black Dahlia Murder also recently posted a new song from "Ritual" online, titled "Conspiring With The Damned." Details are available here. "Ritual" is set for release on June 21st, 2011 through Metal Blade Records and the track listing is as follows:

1. A Shrine To Madness
2. Moonlight Equilibrium
3. On Stirring Seas Of Salted Blood
4. Conspiring With The Damned
5. The Window
6. Carbonized In Cruciform
7. Den Of The Picquerist
8. Malenchanments Of The Necrosphere
9. The Grave Robber’s Work
10. The Raven
11. Great Burning Nullifier
12. Blood In The Ink

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Pentagram Announces U.S. Shows

Pentagram will be honoring the band's 40th anniversary by showcasing new songs live, alongside Valient Thorr and Jeff the Brotherhood. This will be the band's first official U.S. headlining tour in support of "Last Rites," and the currently announced details are as follows:

Presented by Stereogum.com's Haunting the Chapel
Pentagram tour w/ Valient Thorr and JEFF the Brotherhood
08/13 Echo Park, CA The Echo / Power of the Riff – no Valient Thorr or JEFF the Brotherhood
08/18 Chicago, IL Reggie's Rock Club
08/19 Cleveland, OH Peabody's
08/20 Rochester, NY Montage Music Hall
08/21 New York, NY Les Poisson Rouge
08/26 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Small's
08/27 Baltimore, MD Sonar

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Klone Offering New Song As Free Download

French metallers Klone recently recorded a brand new song entitled "The Eye of Needle," and the atmospheric 17-minute track is currently available for free on the band's website. Head over here to download the MP3. A two-part video for the song is also available for viewing in the clips below.

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Minushuman Shooting New Music Video

The release of Minushuman's new full-length album has been postponed to August 19th in Europe in order to offer a worldwide release. The album will also hit North American stores on August 23rd, 2011.

The French rising stars entitled this new opus "Bloodthrone" and will shoot a video for new song "The Day We Died" with Batiste Combret and Alain Chasseuil, who already directed the "Liquid" video (from debut album "Watch the World Die"). The clip will be premiered on July 1st at the Rocksane in Bergerac, France where Minushuman will also perform a live show.

You can check out Minushuman's interview with Metalunderground.com about the album at this location, or head over here to check out a teaser trailer for the release.

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Musicians Comment On New Morbid Angel Album

Morbid Angel's new album "Illud Divinum Insanus" will be out in less than a week, and Season of Mist has now asked a series of famous names in the metal what they thought of the influential extreme metal act's new opus. The commentary from the various musicians can be viewed below, or you can check out Metalunderground.com's review here.

"The new Morbid Angel album will cause 3rd World War. After June 7th, the extreme metal scene is never gonna be the same again... And I already can't wait the moment I'll be sitting on my sofa listening to 'Illus Divinum Insanus' while the world burns! Ha!" - Nergal, Behemoth.

"No other band in the entire Extreme Metal genre but Morbid Angel would have ever dared to make 'Illud Divinum Insanus'. There are going to be quite a few unimaginative underground purists who think they know better what kind of album Morbid Angel should or should not be putting out, but with 'Illud Divinum Insanus' Trey and David prove that they answer to no one but themselves. It is an incredibly well written, performed, recorded and produced record." - Karl Sanders, Nile.

"One of the best death metal releases since their last album with Vincent. I'm not too much into the techno bits but I am a dude who will appreciate and respect bands doing new things, progressing... So it's all good. Vincent's vocals of course are still as good as they come. And the riffs are definitely there, Trey always delivers. New drummer is killer too!" - Mikael Akerfeldt, Opeth.

"The ultimate voice of death metal is back, as hellish as ever!" - Mikael Stanne, Dark Tranquillity.

"Glad to see Morbid Angel are back! We had our share of criticism when we first incorporated electronic elements in our sound and we know it takes courage and passion to follow one's own stream of inspiration. This time the guitar work is more impressive than ever and those 11 songs are a real 'tour de force'. With this new album they're not afraid to take the hit from the more conservative audience but that's what it means to be extreme!" - Vorph, Samael

"Innovation, wits and a feral 'no compromise' attitude is what brands the greatest of bands. 'Illud Divinum Insanus' is all that and a leap further! Hail Morbid Angel!" - Rune "Blasphemer" Eriksen, Ava Inferi, ex Mayhem. More...

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Ken Mode Updates Tour Schedule

Ken Mode is currently touring in support of its Profound Lore debut "Venerable" along with San Francisco natives Deafheaven. The band recently announced plans to leave the trek early to play France’s Hellfest. Ken Mode will play the Rock Hard tent on Sunday, and the fest will also feature performances from Down, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, In Flames, Morbid Angel, Opeth, Cradle of Filth, Mayhem, Bolt Thrower, a special performance from Coroner and many more.

The currently announced Ken Mode shows are as follows:

6/2 Portland, OR @ The Tube
6/4 San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room
6/5 Los Angeles, CA @ The Blvd
6/6 San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe
6/7 Mesa, AZ @ Nile Underground
6/8 Midland, TX @ Pine Box
6/9 Dallas, TX @ TBA
6/10 San Antonio, TX @ The Ten Eleven
6/11 New Orleans, LA @ The Circle Bar
6/12 Atlanta, GA @ Archive Gallery
6/13 Columbia, SC @ 719 N Beltline
6/14 Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery
6/19 Hellfest Open Air 2011
6/21 Cleveland, OH @ Now Thats Class
6/22 Chicago, IL @ Albion House

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More Bands Announced For Damnation Festival

The organizers of the Damnation Festival have checked in with the following update about adding more bands to the lineup:

"Reformed industrial metal pioneers Godflesh head up the latest bookings for Damnation Festival 2011. Joining them at Leeds University Union on Bonfire Night, Saturday, November 5 will be post-rockers God is an Astronaut, who top the third stage and the atmospheric black metal their fellow Irishmen Altar of Plagues.

"The three bands expand on the already diverse bill for 2011's finest UK metal event, so far boasting Ulver, Decapitated, Doom, Amplifier, Shining, Dragged Into Sunlight and Astrohenge, with main stage headliners amongst the many more still to be announced."

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S.O.S. Streaming New Song

S.O.S. and Stereokiller.com have just teamed up to unveil the track "Part Of The Disease" off of the band’s upcoming release, the "I Owe You Nothing" EP. The track is available for streaming now at this link. S.O.S. has the following members:

Scott Vogel - Vocals (Terror)
Matt Henderson - Guitar (formerly of Agnostic Front and Madball)
Sam Trapkin - Guitar (Trapped Under Ice)
Chris Beattie - Bass (Hatebreed)
Nick Jett - Drums (Terror)

The band recorded the "I Owe You Nothing" EP this past winter in New York City. At the helm of production was Dean Baltulonis, a producer and engineer who has been involved with some of the genres most iconic recordings (Agnostic Front, Madball). "I Owe You Nothing" is set to be released on June 21st, 2011 through Good Fight Music and Reaper Records (Vinyl). The track listing is as follows:

1. Decontrol (intro)
2. Keep Me Outside
3. Part Of The Disease
4. The Hard Truth
5. I Owe You Nothing
6. Never A Brother
7. Choking On Dust

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Scar Of The Sun Streaming New Song

Scar of the Sun is currently streaming the song "Swansong Of Senses" through KixAxeMusic.com. The track can be heard in the player below, and the song comes off the band's debut album "A Series of Unfortunate Concurrencies," which will be released June 14th in North America via Scarlet Records.

The cover artwork for the album can be found here, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Disposable
2. Swansong of Senses
3. Ode to a Failure
4. 8th Ocean Dried
5. Gravity
6. A Series Of Unfortunate Concurrencies
7. Burn the Memory
8. A Pause in the Disaster
9. Disciple of the Sun
10. I Lost

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Interview

Interview With Butch Balich of Argus

Bursting on the scene with a mindset to wreak havoc, Pennsylvania's Argus has strived to make everyone hear its brand of metal. Argus has just released a second full-length entitled "Boldly Stride the Doomed" on the Italian label Cruz del Sur, and has some dates scheduled to make ears bleed live. I caught up with vocalist Butch Balich to discuss the new album, touring, and the quality of recorded music today. More...

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Neoandertals Documentary Clip Posted Online

A documentary clip, filmed by the Estonian National Television, has been posted online showing Neoandertals members Rain and Sandra building a log cabin, planning their off-grid living, and discussing music. The clip can be viewed below.

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Baptized In Blood Video Interview Available

Metal Mouth has posted a video interview online with the members of Baptized in Blood, which was recorded in the seedy underbelly of the Coconut Grove on May 21st, 2011 in Halifax NS. You can check out the video interview in the player below.

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Descending Offering Single As Free Download

Massacre Records has issued the following announcement about offering a new single from Descending as a free download:

"Get Descending's new digital single 'How Much This Life Weights?' exclusively for Fre! Download it from Massacre Records' facebook page and you'll get the alternative cover art, too!

"1. Visit this location 2. Click on the 'Descending Single' tab below the profile picture 3. Download it, use the share button to spread the word and enjoy!"

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Arsenic Addiction Splits With Drummer

Arsenic Addiction has checked in with the following update about parting ways with the band's drummer:

"Dearest Addicts, with a heavy heart and much regret we must inform you that The Professor is leaving the manor and Arsenic Addiction in favor of his research regarding... well research. He wasn't exactly clear on WHAT he is researching but he exclaimed 'I've made a discovery, the ramifications of which will change science forever. I've been up for days studying, researching, theorizing, hypothesizing, and repeating this tedious process so I could be sure that I must and will dedicate my life to such.'

"When The Professor decides something is of the greatest importance his mind will not be swayed and so we say good-bye and good luck to our beloved Professor and hope has found the discovery he's been waiting for. Farewell Professor 'D' Warren, PhD 1855-2011 You will be missed. The Professor will be finishing out all June shows before leaving for his research." More...

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Enslaved Tribute Album Cover Artwork Revealed

Foscor has issued the following update about an upcoming Enslaved tribute album:

"Greetings all you there, we are proud to reveal the cover of the official tribute to Enslaved. A wonderful piece of art drawn by David Thiérrée in close collaboration with the band members.
Every participating band is still working on their covers ... expect some news soon ...

"The Official Tribute to Enslaved 'Önd - A Tribute' scheduled for late 2011 through the French label Pictonian Records gathers 20 bands covering tracks from 'Yggdrasil' to 'Vertebrae' albums, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Norwegians masters."

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New Amorphis Album Hits #1 In Finland

Amorphis has issued the following announcement about the band's new album "The Beginning of Times" hitting #1 in the band's native Finland:

"Number 1 in Finland! The Beginning Of Times has entered the Finnish album charts at #1!

"In other news, Amorphis have been confirmed for the 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise next January. Tickets are on sale now."

You can also check out the recently posted teaser trailer for "The Beginning of Times" by heading over to this location.

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Forbidden Announces Australian Tour Dates

American thrash metal veterans Forbidden has announced that they will be performing a select number of shows this Summer, in support of their latest studio album, "Omega Wave." This will be the group's first headlning tour of the country.

The tour dates are as follows:

July 30 - The Prague - Melbourne, Australia
July 31 - The Rosemount Hotel - Perth, Australia
August 3 - Enigma Bar - Adelaide, Australia
August 4 - Jubilee Hotel - Brisbane, Australia
August 5 - The Bald Faced Stagg - Sydney, Australia
August 6 - The Corner Hotel - Melbourne - High Voltage Festival

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Macbeth Announces Return Of Former Vocalist

After announcing the recruitment of new vocalist Tobias Stein last month, Germany's Macbeth has now issued the following update about former vocalist Olli Hippauf returning to the fold:

"Olli returns to Macbeth: Let's make it short! We have it all together again with Olli and cleared all the confusion out of the way. Ultimately this connects us more than divides us. Probably we should have time off to take a break.

"We thank Tobias for his great commitment. He showed full understanding for our decision and he deserves our respect!"

You can also get acquainted with Macbeth's music by heading over to the band's official MySpace page here.

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Hydrogyn Working On New Release

Hydrogyn has checked in with the following announcement about returning from hiatus to work on a new release and line up new tour dates:

"Hello Hydrogyn fans. We are very happy to be back up and running again. For those of you that did not know Julie had been very ill since mid October of 2010 and the band because of that the band has only been able to do one show in support of the Billboard charting Judgement. It has been a long haul for the band and Julie since that time.

"Now that she is back up to speed fully and has been cleared for full activity the band has decided to start the next project. That next project is a new release. Julie has stated that this is going to be the mother of all Hydrygyn releases to this point.

"With that statement goes alot of news as well. The band has started this new phase by hiring a new management company as well as securing a new label deal as well.

"Management deal will be disclosed along with the new US label and European label news very soon. The one thing we will start with is Musiconlights. This is a company that is part of the overall team now and is based in France. Mike and the group there will be helping to facilitate and help with all management activities.

"All deals in place and the new release and tour...yes we said tour will be starting in the fall. There will be video updates and blogs as well now that Julie is back to 100%"

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Voivod Performs New Song, "Kaleidos," At MDF IX

Voivod was the outdoor headliner at the Maryland Deathfest on Saturday, May 28, 2011. As part of their set, they played a new, yet-released song entitled "Kaleidos" - the same one that they premiered at the Roadburn Festival on April 15th. Metalunderground.com was present and caught most of this song on video, which you can watch below:

As previously reported, Voivod is releasing a live album, "Warriors of Ice," on June 21, 2011. "Warriors of Ice" was recorded on December 12th, 2009 at Club Soda in the band's adopted hometown of Montreal, Quebec and is the first official Voivod live album to feature original band members Denis "Snake" Belanger on vocals and bassist Jean-Yves "Blacky" Theriault, as well as new guitarist Dan "Chewy" Mongrain.

Stay tuned for more Maryland Deathfest recaps and coverage.

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Guns N Roses Guitarist Involved In Car Accident

Guns N Roses guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal was involved in a four car accident which resulted in his car being written off and Thal suffering from significant aches and pains. In a posting on Facebook Thal stated:

"24 hrs dealing with car rental, insurance and collision folks, lease & bank, police, as the injuries begin to reveal themselves....... O please, I'm in GNf'nR - this is all like a walk in the park!"

You can also check out a recent video of Star Wars characters dancing to Guns N Roses' "Welcome To The Jungle" at Disney's Star Wars Weekends 2011 here, or read Metalunderground.com's review of the band's "Chinese Democracy" album at this location.

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Sepultura Video Interview Available

A new video interview featuring Sepultura's Andreas Kisser has been posted online. You can view the chat, which comes courtesy of Beholder Media, in the player below.

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Metallica Voted "Most Influential Rock Band"

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has revealed that the band has just been declared the "the most influential rock group of the last 30 years" by Kerrang magazine. Ulrich commented on the announcement by saying;

"It gives me a very warm and fuzzy feeling that Kerrang! magazine have voted Metallica as the band that most changed their lives. I remember the first issue of the magazine in 1981. I had made a pilgrimage to England because I was obsessed with the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal. I travelled all over the country and that first issue accompanied me everywhere."

The poll, which was voted on by Kerrang readers, is included in the next issue of the magazine, which celebrates 30 years since its launch in June 1981.

The top 10 bands included:
1. Metallica
2. Green Day
3. Iron Maiden
4. Slipknot
5. My Chemical Romance
6. Linkin Park
7. Bullet For My Valentine
8. Blink 182
9. Ozzy Osbourne
10. Foo Fighters

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Hellish Crossfire Signs With NoiseArt Records

Thrash metal act Hellish Crossfire has announced that it has singed with NoiseArt Record. The band commented on the signing by saying:

"Hellish Crossfire has finally decided join forces with Austrian label Noiseart Records and booking company Rock The Nation. At the moment the band is working on new songs for an upcoming third album in the rehearsal dungeon. Hellish Crossfire is looking forward to this new chapter in the band's history!

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Devin Townsend Announces Meet'N'Greet Session

Devin Townsend has announced that he will be taking part in a special midnight meet and greet session at Vancouver's Scrape Records. The event is set to take place at midnight on June 20th/June 21st and is to celebrate the release of Townsend's two new albums "Ghost" and "Deconstruction." The store will also have copes available for sale to those in attendance at the signing session.

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Mercenary Member Joins Midnight Chaser

Mercenary's Sven Soderlund has announced that he has joined California hard rock/heavy metal act Midnight Chaser as its new guitarist. Soderlund commented by saying;

'Playing in Midnight Chaser has brought back a lot of cool memories of when I listened to NWOBHM style metal when I was 14! I think that playing in a traditional style metal band has made me appreciate how simplicity in riffs can really be challenging because you're not always keen to it. Playing so fast all the time, you're losing some of the feel to a large degree."

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Pain Posts Second Track-By-Track Breakdown

Swedish industrial hard rock act Pain, led by legendary producer and death metal musician Peter Tägtgren, has released the second part of a video track by track commentary for the band's album "You Only Live Twice." Check out the clip in the player below.

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Skarhead To Release Covers Album

Skarhead has revealed details behind its forthcoming covers album. The album, titled "Dreams Don't Die," is set to be released on July 18, 2011 through I Scream Records. The album's track listing is available below.

1. The Hard Way (originally by OUTBURST) (feat. Scott Vogel)
2. Backtrack (originally by KILLING TIME) (feat. Mad Joe)
3. As One (originally by WARZONE)
4. Trueblue (originally by UNDERDOG) (feat. Jimmy Williams & Stress The Whiteboy)
5. Pete's Sake (originally by SICK OF IT ALL) (feat. Bundy Blunts)
6. Malfunction (originally by CRO-MAGS) (feat. Eddie Sutton)
7. Sit Home And Rot (originally by MURPHY'S LAW) (feat. Stress The Whiteboy)
8. United Forces (originally by S.O.D.) (feat. Adlib)
9. Stand For (originally by LEEWAY) (feat. Eye-Ra-Haze)
10. Cup O Joe (originally by SHEER TERROR)
11. Break Down The Walls (originally by YOUTH OF TODAY) (feat. Ivan Murillo)
12. Soulcraft (originally BY BAD BRAINS) (feat. Eddie Sutton)
13. With Time (originally by AGNOSTIC FRONT)
14. When You Were Mine (originally by CYNDI LAUPER) (feat. Paul Bearer)

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Saxon Posts Third Making-Of Clip

European metal veterans Saxon have posted its third making-of clip for its upcoming new album "Call to Arms." You can check out the third video in the series in the player below. The album is currently set to be released on the following dates:

Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, The Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Norway: June 3
U.K., Finland, Denmark: June 6
Greece, Poland: June 8
France: June 10

The previously posted second making-of clip is also still available for viewing at this location.

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Hella Reveals New Album Details

Hella has announced that it will be releasing its new full length album on August 30, 2011. The album, titled "Tripper," will be issued through Sargent House Records and will contain the following track listing;

1. Headless
2. Self Checkout
3. Long Hair
4. Yubacore
5. Netgear
6. Kid Life Crisis
7. On The Record
8. Furthest
9. Psycho Bro
10. Osaka

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Miss May I Announces European Tour

Miss May I has announced that it will be heading to Europe this coming October with Chelsea Grin, Abandon All Ships and Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues in the list below.

10/19 Koln, GER – Essigfabrik
10/20 Aarschot, BEL – De Klinker
10/21 Cardiff, UK – Millennium Music Hall
10/22 Leeds, UK – The Well
10/21 Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
10/24 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
10/25 Manchester, UK – Sound Control
10/26 London, UK – Underworld
10/27 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg
10/28 Paris, FRA – Batofar
10/29 Basel, SWI – Sommer Casino
10/30 Munchen, GER – Feierwerk
10/31 Cesena, ITA – Vidia Club
11/01 Wien, AUT – Arena
11/02 Berlin, GER – Magnet
11/03 Hamburg, GER – Hafenklang
11/04 Leipzig, GER – Conne Island
11/05 Karlsruhe, GER – Stadtmitte

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Limp Bizkit To Release Greatest Hits Album

It has been revealed that on July 19th, 2011 nu-metal veterans Limp Bizkit will be releasing an all-new greatest hits package titled "Icon." The track listing for the release can be found below. The band are also preparing to release its impending comeback album "Gold Cobra" on June 28th, 2011.

The "Icon" track listing is as follows:

1. Counterfeit
2. Faith
3. Nookie
4. Break Stuff
5. Re-Arranged
6. Take A Look Around
7. Rollin
8. My Way
9. Eat You Alive
10. Behind Blue Eyes
11. The Truth

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I Declare War Announces New Tour Dates

Seattle deathcore act I Declare War has revealed the dates for its forthcoming co-headline tour of North America with Lionheart. Support on the trek is set to come from Molotov Solution and Armor For The Broken. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.

07/23 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
07/25 Boise, ID – Mardis Gras
07/26 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
07/28 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
07/29 Springfield, MO – Salad Days
07/30 Sioux City, IA – The Underground
07/31 Omaha, NE – The Commons
08/01 Minneapolis, MN – Station 4
08/03 Arlington Heights, IL – Arlington Heights KOC
08/05 Toledo, OH – Frankies
08/06 Detroit, MI – The Hayloft
08/07 London, ON – London Music Hall
08/10 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
08/11 Quebec City, QC – Agitee
08/12 Manchester, NH – Rocko’s
08/13 Portland, ME – Deering Grange
08/14 Holyoke, MA – Waterfront Tavern
08/15 Providence, RI – Club Hell
08/17 Vineland, NJ – Hanger 84
08/18 Springfield, VA – Jaxx
08/19 Raleigh, NC – The Brewery
08/20 Douglasville, GA – The 7 Venue
08/21 Orlando, FL – H2O Live
08/23 Tampa, FL – Transitions
08/24 Tallahassee, FL – The Engine Room
08/25 Ardmore, AL – The Dragons Lair
08/26 Plano, TX – Eisenbergs Skatepark
08/27 San Antonio, TX – The White Rabbit
08/30 Albuquerque, MN – El Ray Theater
09/01 Mesa, AZ – The Underground
09/02 Henderson, NV – Daddy Mac’s
09/03 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
09/04 Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk

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Converge Performs New Song Live

New live video has made its way online featuring Boston metal act Converge performing a new song. The track, titled "Runaway," is available in the player provided below.

Converge "Runaway" (new track)/"Bitter and Then Some" from Jeff Grindstopher on Vimeo.

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Kittie Announces U.S. Headline Tour

Canadian all-female metal act Kittie has revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of the United States. Support on the trek is set to come from Dirge Within and Diamond Plate. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.

08/12 Waterloo, IA – Spicoli’s Rock Garden
08/13 Milwaukee, WI – The Basement
08/14 Joilet, IL – Mojoes
08/15 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
08/19 Columbus, OH – Al Rosa Villa
08/21 Battle Creek, MI – Planet Live Music
08/23 Dayton, OH – McGuffy’s
08/24 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
08/25 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
08/26 Clifton Park, NY – Northern Lights
08/27 Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock
08/28 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
08/30 New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
08/31 Springfield, VA – Jaxx
09/01 Jacksonville, NC – Hooligans
09/02 Fayetteville, NC – Jesters
09/03 Spartanburg, NC – Ground Zero
09/07 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
09/08 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
09/09 Dallas, TX – Trees
09/10 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s
09/12 Farmington, NM – Top Deck
09/13 Tempe, AZ – Clubhouse
09/14 Los Angeles, CA – The Whisky
09/15 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
09/16 Santa Clara, CA – Avalon
09/17 Orangevale, CA – Boardwalk
09/20 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
09/21 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep

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Video From Skinless' Final Performance Posted

Live footage has made its way online featuring the final concert performance from death metal acrt Skinless. You can check out the footage in the player below. The video was taken during the band's appearance at this year's Maryland Deathfest event.

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Revocation Releases More Footage From The Studio

Tech-thrash metal act Revocation has posted its second clip from the studio online. The footage wad captured during the band's time spent recording its forthcoming new album, "Chaos of Forms," which is set to be released on August 16, 2011 through Relapse Records.

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Skeletonwitch Issues Album And Drummer Update

Cleveland metal act Skeletonwitch has posted the following update online announcing that is has begun the recording process for its upcoming new album. The band also discusses the addition of new drummer Dustin Boltjes.

"Waiting fucking sucks! So, after months of writing, it’s great to finally be in the studio tracking the new album. It’s not rocket science…it’s epic, it’s brutal, it’s fucking Skeletonwitch! We can’t wait for everyone to hear it. We’d also like to officially welcome aboard our newest member Dustin Boltjes. He’s a great fucking dude and an animal behind the kit. We couldn’t have found a better fit. Welcome aboard, brother!"

Skeletonwitch also recently revealed the details of the third, and final, installment of the band's 7" trilogy "Onward/Infernal." Information on the release is available here.

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Legend Posts New Music Video Online

Deathcore act Legend has posted its new music video online for streaming. The video was shot for the track "Circle Of Friends" and can be streamed in the player below.

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Interview

Interview With Dylan Carlson Of Earth

Veteran drone-doom outfit Earth released the first half of its double album, “Angels of Darkness, Demons Of Light 1,” back in February of 2011 to very positive critical acclaim. This shouldn't surprise anyone, as Earth is revered in many circles; take, for example, the reputable-in-their-own-right Sunn O))) - which formed as a tribute to Earth and even have a song named after Earth's founder, Dylan Carlson!

As it happens Dylan generously made some time for Metal Underground to chat via phone about both halves of “Angels of Darkness, Demons Of Light,” Earth's currently relentless touring schedule, major label bands, his own musical philosophies, and some other hidden gems. He was very cheerful and easygoing, and after the initial greetings and pleasantries were exchanged, the interview went something like this... More...

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