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Metal News for June 20, 2009

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17 news articles posted on this day.

Nocra Streaming "Mirror Of The Sky" Online

Russian female black metal duo Nocra have posted a new song online. The track "Mirror Of The Sky" can be heard on the band's official MySpace page.

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Killswitch Engage Announces Show With Rise Against

Killswitch Engage has issued the following statement about playing a show with Rise Against in Buffalo, NY:

"What up peeps. While trudging along on our current European tour we got some good news that made us all smile. Turns out we planned to play a show in Buffalo, NY this summer on the same day (July 30th) that our good friends in Rise Against already had a show booked. So we did the only thing that made sense...combined the two shows. It’s going to be a great day choc full of splendid bands. Rise Against are bringing their tour mates Rancid and Billy Talent along with them, and we will have our buds All That Remains and White Chapel along with us. Plus all you can eat hot wings somewhere nearby! So make sure to check it out. Also be sure to catch Rise Against on tour with Rancid through the end of July!"

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Naer Mataron Issues Tour Recap

Greek black metal band Naer Mataron has issued the following statement about their end of their recent European tour:

"Two weeks in the battlefield were full of experiences of struggle, devotion and companionship. Now we can relax and think of all the beautiful memories, until the moment when we wind the horns of war again...

"At this point we wish to thank all of you who were on our shows and supported us throughout this European tour, Jarboe and all our friends in her band, superstar Joey, and of course the team of Season of Mist who honored us with their presence in Marseilles.

"Until we meet again..."

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Hooded Menace Signs To Profound Lore

Finnish horror inspired dirgy down-tuned death doom band HOODED MENACE has signed with Profound Lore Records. Mastermind Lasse Pyykko is currently putting the finishing touches (while conjuring inspiration from the most cult of horror films) on writing the follow up to the masterful “Fulfill The Curse” album. Look for Lasse and co. to enter the studio sometime this fall and if all goes accordingly, look for the new Hooded Menace opus to be released sometime early 2010.

In the meantime, you can check out some of their older songs on their MySpace page.

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Porcupine Tree Reveals New Album Tracklisting

Porcupine Tree has issued the following announcement about the recording of their new album:

"Roadrunner have posted some clips of Porcupine Tree working in the studio on their forthcoming album The Incident here.

"Also the cover image and subtitles to the various parts of the long song cycle that takes up the whole of the first CD were revealed at a playback in New York earlier this week. The cover was photographed by Lasse Hoile and designed by Carl Glover."

The track listing for "The Incident" will be as follows:

1. occam’s razor (1.55)
2. the blind house (5.47)
3. great expectations (1.26)
4. kneel and disconnect (2.03)
5. drawing the line (4.43)
6. the incident (5.20)
7. your unpleasant family (1.48)
8. the yellow windows of the evening train (2.00)
9. time flies (11.40)
10. degree zero of liberty (1.45)
11. octane twisted (5.03)
12. the séance (2.39)
13. circle of manias (2.18)
14. i drive the hearse (6.41)

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Vile Completes Vocal Tracks For Upcoming Album

American brutal death metallers Vile have issued the following statement on their Myspace page.

"We just finished recording the vocals for the new Vile album today. Our singer, Mike Hrubovcak flew in from Philadelphia last Saturday and leaves tomorrow after a week of recording.

"As with the drums, the recording sessions were conducted at my Imperial Mastering studio and we have taken all the time necessary to get absolutely perfect results. Its was a real pleasure recording Mike. He came totally prepared and we spent a lot of time with overdubs and production in general. The end result is going to be a really dynamic and original sound.

"Also we spent a lot of time making sure that Mike's performances were appropriate for Vile's sound but also very clear to allow the lyrics to be understood more easily. Since I have taken over lyric writing for the band, I wanted to make sure that the relevant subjects I have been writing about get through to the listener. I think the fans will be really knocked out by Mike's performances when the album is finally released. I believe Mike is one of the worrld's greatest extreme metal singers and I think that most of you will probably agree when you hear what he has done.

"As for me, I am extremely pleased so far. I have really taken total control over all the aspects of the production and when the album is released, it will be obvious that I have done my absolute best to perfect every aspect of the music, lyrics, production and artwork. Its been over three years and I am almost ready to let this baby go.

"We still have to figure out the label situation and all of that, but we are hoping to have the album released at least in a limited way by the fall time with a full world-wide release soon afterwards and we are also starting to plan for a European tour for the spring of 2010. A U.S. tour will follow but we need to make sure its a good one.

"I will stay in touch with you guys and I thank you for your patience and support!

Colin Davis"

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Trail of Tears to Participate in Quart Festival

Taken directly from Trail of Tears' Myspace:

"Trail of Tears have been confirmed for Quart, Norways biggest mainstream music festival set to take place June 30th to July 4th in Kristiansand, Norway!

"Artists confirmed include among others: Slash & Friends (including Ozzy Osbourne, Ronnie Wood/The Rolling Stones, Jason Bonham, Fergie, John 5), Chris Cornell, KORN, Marilyn Manson, Placebo, Young Jeezy, Ludacris, The Black Eyed Peas and many more.

"Trail of Tears will take part in the Club Quart event on Tuesday, June 30th and will destroy the Caledonien Hall together with fellow Norwegians Blood Red Throne and Neongod!

"For more information, tickets and more, please visit the official Quart website!

"Cheers and see ya!"

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Opeth's Mikael and Frederik Guest DJ on Sirius XM

Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt and Fredrik Akesson will be hosting a guest DJ special on Liquid Metal (Sirius 27 / XM 42) that runs the gamut of the rock spectrum. Each of them was given the task of picking five songs that represent who they are as musicians and fans. From 1972 to 2002, let Mikael and Fredrik take you on a journey through the tracks that inspired them to become one of the most respected metal bands in the world today.

Here are the broadcast times:

Liquid Metal (Sirius 27 / XM 42)
Tuesday, July 7th @ 6pm ET

Repeat Broadcasts:
Thursday, July 9th @ 12pm ET
Saturday, July 11th @ 2pm ET
Sunday, July 12th @ 9pm ET

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Tonight's Headbangers Ball Playlist Revealed

The playlist for tonight's MTV2 Headbangers Ball, which airs at 2AM EDT and hosted by Bury Your Dead, is as follows:


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Slipknot Download 2009 Performance Stream Coming

After their headline set in front of 80,000+ fans at this year’s Download Festival on Saturday, June 13th, and an overwhelming response to the live tracks they broadcast from the band on the 4 hour "Download - Rock Show Special" on Monday, June 15th, BBC Radio 1 has confirmed they will broadcast Slipknot’s headline Download 2009 set in full, in next week's Rock Show.

Tune in to the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show, presented by Daniel P Carter, at the end of the day on Monday, June 22nd at Midnight, to hear Corey Taylor and Shawn Crahan from the band reflecting on their headline set, and then re-live Slipknot’s entire set, in full, recorded exclusively, for the BBC.

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Wishdoom Working On New Songs For EP

Greek power-doom battle metal band WISHDOOM is currently working on new songs for a new EP. The recordings will begin within a few days and produced by K.Vasdokas of CROSSWIND.

The yet-titled EP is the follow up to "Up The Hammers," which we reviewed here.

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Society of Heavy Metal and Hard Rock Tour 2009

The Society of Heavy Metal and Hard Rock Inc. brings New Zealand metallers and rock heads the tour that they have all been waiting for. This unique showcasing tour features a collection of New Zealand's finest metal and rock bands in an eclectic mix that represents the dynamic and diverse nature of New Zealand's contemporary rock and metal scenes.

The tour begins the month-long party on the 31st of July in New Zealand's Bogan capital at Waikatos' most hard rocking bar, Palladium. This opening night is free to attendees.

The lineup then travels across country to play for Tauranga metal heads at Brewers Bar on the first of August. This will be the largest lineup to hit Tauranga in recent memory and will only cost a minimal $5 cover charge.

The majority of this tour then heads back up the nation to Auckland on the eighth where they will be joined by another three bands. This lineup will only cost the attendees $10 per head.

After a week of well-deserved rest, the tour hits the road again, this time hitting Wellington on the fourteenth of August. The 9-band lineup will kick off the night at 8pm and play until 3am.

The tour then concludes on the 15th at the Basement in New Plymouth.

Here are the Society of Heavy Metal and Hard Rock Tour 2009 lineups: More...

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Mortum Issues Studio Update

NJ black metal band, Mortum, has issued the following update from the studio:

"Today was the 2nd day of re-recording our full length, first day consisted of setting up the kit basically and re-recording the song Lost and Empty. Some pictures are up from day 1's recording session."

"Also today we began hammering down guitar tracks, so far there sounding great. Tommrow all 27 guitar tracks should be done.(there are 9 songs on the album, the 10th is going to composed by MysticYautja and Alastor). After that MysticYautja will be taking down drum tracks(were doing things opposite for a reason), then bass, vocals, and keys will be followed after."

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Demon Hunter Announces Tour Dates

Christian metal outfit Demon Hunter has announced several shows for later on in the year on what has been dubbed the "DemonHuntour." The shows will see a variety of special guests.

The tour dates are as follows:

August 12 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon (with 7 Horns 7 Eyes, Heiress)
August 14 – Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse (with Throwdown, Living Sacrifice, The Crucified, and more)
August 15 – Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse (with Focused, Living Sacrifice, and more)
September 11 – Anchorage, AK @ Venue TBA (with Bleeding Through)

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Alice In Chains Posts New Video Teaser Online

Grunge legends Alice In Chains has posted a short teaser for their forthcoming music video, "A Looking In View" online. You check it out below. The song will appear on the bands new studio album, "Black Gives Way To Blue" which is scheduled to be released on September 29th through Virgin Records. This is the bands first studio album in fourteen years. More...

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Slayer Delays New Album Release Date

American thrash metal legends Slayer have been forced to delay their new studio album, "World Painted Blood" until the late summer period, guitarist Kerry King revealed.

"I stopped worrying about that stuff years ago," King chuckles. "Somebody will tell me a date and then I'll say, 'All right, probably two months after that.' If I don't sit and expect things to come out, I can't be disappointed when it gets delayed."

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Lamb Of God To Support Metallica On U.S. Tour

Popular American metal outfit Lamb Of God has announced in a message to their fan club that they will be supporting Metallica on their tour of the United States from September to December. The message reads as follows:

"So here is some breaking news for you members of the fanclub only! We will announce this soon on the main site, but you hear it first!

"We will be main support on the METALLICA tour of the US from September 14th - end of November. We will be doing a considerable amount of headline shows throughout this tour as well.

"This will be our final US tour of 2009."

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