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Metal News for June 23, 2010

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42 news articles posted on this day.

Mutiny Within Posts Tour Diary Video

New Jersey's Mutiny Within have just posted a tour diary video from their recent trek with Sonata Arctica. The video is available below.

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The Autumn Offering Reveals New Album Details

Daytona Beach, Florida's The Autumn Offering have just announced plans to release thier new self-titled album on August 31st through Victory Records.

Vocalist Matt McChesney had the following to say:
"I always thought we were unfairly lumped in with the 'metalcore' bands. I always thought we did much more musically and were a bit more sophisticated than your typical good-cop/bad-cop band. It takes balls to admit this, but yeah, we wrote a few songs that were mistakes. We made a push, half heartedly, for the mainstream. Yet I feel like a few bad choices don't taint two albums that I love dearly. There were a million reasons to make a record like this. Also, sensing the death of that genre of metal, it made no sense to make a record that resembled it. I think we came out of it all, integrity intact."

"The Autumn Offering" track listing:
1. Synapse
2. Born Dead
3. Exhale The Locusts
4. Fed To The Lions
5. Hessian Blade
6. Death Mask
7. Viral
8. Among Wolves
9. Bloodlust
10. Myriad Black
11. A Return To Ashes

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Slash Announces North American Tour

Iconic rock guitarist Slash, famous for his work with Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver, has just announced dates for his upcoming North American tour. Slash is planning on incorporating songs from his entire career into the upcoming tour, including material from Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver, Slash's Snakepit and his new solo album. Alter Bridge's Myles Kennedy is handling lead vocals on the trek.

Slash commented by saying:
"He's such an amazing vocalist, so he can cover all that, he can handle all that 'cause he's got a great range. So I'm really excited, 'cause before I talked to him, I was sort of auditioning singers for this tour and I figured I'd get it together, but he's just, he's so perfect."

Tour dates include:
Aug. 29 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield Theater
Aug. 31 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up
Sep. 01 - Denver, CO - Ogden
Sep. 02 - Kansas City, MO - Voodoo Lounge
Sep. 04 - Mount Pleasant, MI - Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Sep. 05 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
Sep. 06 - Clear Lake, IA - Surf Ballroom
Sep. 08 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theater
Sep. 09 - Windsor, ON - Caesars Windsors – The Colosseum
Sep. 10 - Toronto, ON - Kool Haus
Sep. 11 - Belleville, ON - Empire Theater
Sep. 14 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
Sep. 15 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
Sep. 18 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva
Sep. 20 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage
Sep. 22 - Council Bluffs, IA - Harrah's – Stir Cove
Sep. 23 - Medina, MN - Medina Entertainment Center
Oct. 02 - Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market

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Primordial Parts With Drummer Simon O'Laoghaire

Irish dark metal act Primordial has just issued a statement in regards to the band deciding to part ways with drummer Simon O'Laoghaire.

Vocalist Alan Averill had the following to say:
"We need someone who is determined, committed to their craft, stepping up to the plate of touring and playing big festivals. Previous experience would, of course, be preferable. No half measures, no glass-is-half-empty attitudes. Someone who will bring their style and energy to the band and, of course, a fucking killer drummer. Nothing less. There is a new album in the offing, the possibility of standing on the stages of some of the biggest metal festivals in 2011 and, of course, some form of income from those….

"It's preferable they know extreme metal, of course; that's where we came from, but more importantly, the Maiden's, Sabbath's, Motohead's and Thin Lizzy's of this world as that's where the drumming in Primordial has for the most part been holding court. We rehearse in Dublin, of course, so a proximity to there is preferable, but we are not adverse to someone from abroad who can work hard when the time comes and is near enough to a Ryan Air terminal, or a relocation to Dublin is also a possibility."

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Parkway Drive Streaming "Deep Blue" In Entirety

Australian metalcore act Parkway Drive are currently streaming their entire new album, "Deep Blue", via the band's myspace page. "Deep Blue" is set for release on June 29th, 2010 through Epitaph Records.

Track listing:
1. Samsara
2. Unrest
3. Sleepwalker
4. Wreckage
5. Deadweight
6. Alone
7. Pressures
8. Deliver Me
9. Karma
10. Home Is for the Heartless ft. Brett Gurewitz of Bad Religion
11. Hollow ft. Marshall Lichtenwaldt of The Warriors
12. Leviathan I
13. Set to Destroy

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The Acacia Strain Reveals Guest Vocalists

The Acacia Strain has confirmed the appearance of three guest vocalists on thier new album titled "Wormwood". The album is set for release on July 20th via Prosthetic Records. Hatebreed's Jamey Jasta, 100 Demons' Bruce LePage and Born Low's Kyle Chard all add thier distinct vocal styles to the album. "Wormwood" was recorded at Planet Z Studios in Hadley, MA with producing, mixing and mastering coming from Zeuss who has previuosly worked with such bands as Hatebreed and Shadows Fall.

"Wormwood" track listing:
1. The Beast (Featuring Jamey Jasta)
2. The Hills Have Eyes
3. BTM FDR
4. Ramirez
5. Terminated
6. Nightman (Featuring Bruce LePage)
7. The Impaler
8. Jonestown (Featuring Kyle Chard on Itunes and Vinyl version only)
9. Bay of Pigs
10. The Carpathian
11. Unabomber
12. Tactical Nuke

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Soilwork Joins Boycott of BP Products

Sweden's melodic metal outfit Soilwork have just issued a statement in regards to their decision to boycott all BP oil products while on tour throughout 2010.

The band commented by saying: "We’re outraged about BP’s obvious profit-over-safety policy leading to this terrible disaster and their extremely poor handling of the oil spill. In joining the boycott and calling all our fans to do the same, we can collectively make a statement strong enough to bring this shameless, careless corporation to its knees, and to avoid such catastrophes in the future."

Other bands and artists who have joined the boycott led by American nu-metallers Korn include Megadeth, Disturbed, Godsmack, Anthrax, Black Label Society and Rob Zombie.

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Baroness Announces Tour With Deftones

Baroness has announced a U.S. tour with the Deftones. This tour will kick-off in mid-August in Spokane, WA and will conclude along the east coast in early September. Immediately following these dates, Baroness will be performing as part of Bumbershoot in Seattle, WA and Musicfest NW in Portland, OR. The band has also been confirmed for a number of European festivals and tour dates beginning in early July.

Baroness, who recently performed as part of the annual Bonnaroo festival, is touring in support of the band's brand new album, "Blue Record." The release can be streamed in its entirety online now at this location.

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Kataklysm To Shoot Music Video

Canadian extreme metallers Kataklysm will commence shooting a video clip for the song "Push The Venom" in July with director Ivan Colic in Belgrade, Serbia. The track comes from their new album "Heaven’s Venom," which will be released on August 13th in Europe and August 24th in North America. The band commented on the upcoming video:

"It wasn’t a hard decision for us to choose who will do the next Kataklysm video. As some of you know we’ve released some of the craziest videos lately with our other band EX DEO. So we decided to give Kataklysm a visual masterpiece as well and hire Ivan Colic once again to direct and produce the new clip for the song ‘Push The Venom’. It’s a hard hitting track with lots of anger and power and I’m positive Ivan will give it justice. We will shoot the video right after completing the EX DEO tour in Europe in mid July, so stand by for its premier in August!”

The "Heaven’s Venom" track listing is as follows:

1. A Soulless God
2. Determined (Vows of Vengeance)
3. Faith Made of Shrapnel
4. Push the Venom
5. Hail the Renegade
6. As the Walls Collapse
7. Numb & Intoxicated
8. At the Edge of the World
9. Suicide River
10. Blind Savior

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Megadeth Comments On Bulgarian "Big Four" Show

Megadeth drummer Shawn Drover has checked in with the following statement about the "Big Four" performance in Bulgaria:

"What happened last night on that stage in Sofia, Bulgaria is something that I will cherish forever. I gotta tell ya from where I was standing (between snare drum hits) I have never seen so many people onstage with a smile that big on all of our faces. Better yet for me was to have my kids go to the movie theater back home and watch it all a few hours later and tell me how much they loved it.

"That meant a lot to me. Damn, I would have liked to go watch this in a movie theater myself. Anyways, just checking in to let you know we are really having a great time out here. I hope all of you who saw the show live or in the movies did as well."

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The Acacia Strain Posts New Album Teaser

The Acacia Strain is set to release the new album "Wormwood" on July 20th via Prosthetic Records. The band has now posted a commercial online for the new album, which can be viewed below.


Wormwood - Pre-Release Episode 1

THE ACACIA STRAIN (NEW SONG / PREORDERS UP!) | MySpace Music Videos

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Cardiac Arrest Added To Enthroned Dates

Ibex Moon Record's Estuary and Cardiac Arrest have been added to select dates on the upcoming Enthroned / Destroyer 666 / Pathology tour. Cardiac Arrest drummer, Jim "Grindhead" Deabenderfer issued the following statement:

"We are very proud to be a part of such a strong lineup for the Enthroned/Destroyer 666 tour. All the bands on the bill are outstanding, including the headliners, Pathology, and Estuary. We are in good company, and it's always nice to share the stage with bands that challenge you to up your game every night. Being on the road with our old friends in Estuary is a dream come true, and people coming to the shows are in for a well-rounded, killer metal show! We'd like to express our thanks to John at Ibex Moon and Dan at The Pantheon Agency for providing this opportunity. The Word of ROT is Spreading... internationally! You are next!"

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Jaldaboath Signs To Napalm Records

Medieval folk metallers Jaldaboath have issued the following update about signing to Napalm Records:

"Mighty brethren hordes, I scribe to you on the business and strategies of our war. As we all know, the field of battle is in constant flux with the ebb & tide of fortune, and further-more is not a cost-free venture. Even the mighty Knights of Jaldaboath are susceptible to the whims of the crown and the usurer in these times of high austerity!

"Thus, in planning campaigns of war and victory, truces must be made and the rivalries and mistrust of the past must be set aside for the greater good of Hammering Heraldic Metal, enabling us to mount sieges and battles and progress towards total victory over the Wyvern’s minions.

"From behind the walls of Rhydian, we received a message by carrier pigeon from our distant Teutonic cousins Napalm records: 'all misunderstandings to end. Stop. We admire the length of your swords. Stop. The jingle-jangle of Jaldaboath must never stop. Stop. Join us for greater victory. Stop. (message ends)' More...

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Skarhead Forced To Cancel European Tour

New York hardcore supergroup Skarhead has announced that they have now cancelled their entire run of European shows. A message posted on their official Facebook account reads as follows:

"Last week Skarhead announced that they were forced to cancel the first couple of shows of the upcoming European Summer tour. Now opposed to the "statement" sent out by the booking agency, which is not an official statement by the band, Skarhead would like to clarify a few things. This tour wasn't cancelled 'due to a couple of cancelations,' nor due to 'logistical problems.' The only show that got cancelled was set for July 18th in Paris, France (also being the last show of the tour.) It actually seems that someone 'forgot' that, in order for a US band to play Europe, the band members need to get on a plane.

"In any case we can tell you that the band, in collaboration with their management & label, did everything in their power to try and salvage this great European run. After a very successful run earlier this year in March, the entire band was extremely excited to go back to Europe, play shows and see all of you amazing European fans again.

"The entire band has been on stand-by for more than a week in New York City for nothing, wasting time and risking losing jobs, so we fully understand your frustration and therefor want to apologize to all the Skarhead fans who were looking forward seeing us. There's probably no need to explain how sad and upset we are about this tour being cancelled, especially at such a last minute notice. Skarhead is currently working on a Fall tour and we'll make sure to post these dates as soon as possible."

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Serj Tankian Makes New Song Available Online

Serj Tankian (System of A Down) has made the first song off his upcoming album solo album, "Imperfect Harmonies," available for download by signing up for his email newsletter here. The new song is entitled "Borders Are." Tankian's new album "Imperfect Harmonies" is due out September 7th.

You can view a "lyric video" for "Borders Are" below. (My guess is that this is the actual song, but the official music video is yet to come).

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Gwar Posts SXSW Footage

Galactic act Gwar has posted two video segments from the band's appearance at the SXSW, which can be found after the jump. The videos feature GWAR parading the streets of Austin, TX and interacting with their unfamiliar surroundings. Gwar is currently touring around U.S. and coming off of their performance at this year’s Bonnaroo festival. The upcoming dates are as follows:

6/23 Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater
6/24 Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theater
6/25 Lexington, KY @ Buster’s Billiards & Backroom
7/2 Hamburg – Markthalle (Germany)
7/3 Roitzschjora – With Full Force (Germany)
7/4 München – Backstage (Germany)
7/5 Vienna – Scene (Austria)
7/7 Zizers – Event Stage (Switzerland)
7/8 Lindau – Club Vaudeville (Germany)
7/9 Stuttgart – Röhre (Germany)
7/10 La Bathie – Savoie Rock Festival (France)
7/11 Paris – Nouveau Casino (France)
7/12 Heidelberg – Halle 02 (Germany)
7/13 Aachen – Musikbunker (Germany)
7/14 Essen – Zeche Carl (Germany)
7/15 Leiden – LVC (Netherlands)
7/16 Dour – Dour Festival (Belgium)
7/17 Schloß Holte – Serengeti Festival (Germany)
8/11 Budapest – Sziget Festival (Hungary)
8/12 Jaromer – Brutal Assault Festival (Czech Republic)
8/13 Augsburg – Kantine (Germany)
8/14 Ulft - Huntenpop (Netherlands)
8/15 Derby – Bloodstock (Great Britain)
8/17 Rostock – Mau Club (Germany)
8/18 Berlin – SO36 (Germany)
8/19 Saarbrücken – Garage (Germany)
8/20 Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze Festival (Germany)
8/21 Lierop – Nirwana Tuinfest (Netherlands) More...

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Discreation Streaming New Song

Germany's Discreation has issued the following brief announcement about streaming another new song online from the upcoming "Withstand Temptation" album:

"New song online! We have uploaded 'Set The Memories Ablaze.' Enjoy! Don't forget: Our new album 'Withstand Temptation' will be available in two days! Check your dealer online or offline!"

The new track can be heard via the Discreation MySpace page.

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Emancer Announces European Shows

Norwegian metallers Emancer have issued the following announcement about several upcoming European live shows alongside Belphegor and Vreid:

"Emancer will be joining Belphegor and Vreid on a European tour in October this year! Some dates have already been confirmed. More dates will follow. We're looking forward to see you on the road!"

The currently announced dates are as follows:

05.10.2010 RO Bucharest Fabricia
06.10.2010 BL Sofia R.B.F. Club
08.10.2010 SLO Ljubjana Chanel 0
09.10.2010 CH Zürich Dynamo Saal

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Yskelgroth Offering Demo As Free Download

Spanish black/death metal band Yskelgroth is currently offering the band's 2008 three song demo as a free MP3 download. The demo tracks can be downloaded via this location. You can also hear sample Yskelgroth songs available for streaming through the band's official MySpace page.

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Evergreen Terrace Posts SXSW Video

Evergreen Terrace recently returned from touring in Australia with Casey Jones on the "Cheer Up Emu Kid" tour. The band has now posted a tour wrap-up that highlights some of the more ridiculous moments of the tour, which can be viewed below. Evergreen Terrace also played SXSW in Austin, TX earlier this year. A video from the appearance is available below.

The band will be spending part of their summer as part of this year's Thrash And Burn Tour alongside Asking Alexandria, Kittie, Born Of Osiris, Impending Doom and more! The tour officially starts July 16th and Evergreen Terrace will join the tour from August 2nd through August 15th.

Josh James adds, "We decided to not play last so we could have plenty of time to party. Most of the thrashing will be done with Craig and Drew at the bar. The burning however will hopefully happen while we're on stage."

The dates are as follows:

08/02 Dallas, TX House of Blues
08/03 Houston, TX House of Blues
08/05 Tampa, FL State Theatre
08/06 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
08/07 Richmond, VA Hat Factory
08/08 Long Island, NY Crazy Donkey
08/09 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony
08/10 Montreal, QC Club Soda
08/11 Buffalo, NY Xtreme Wheels
08/12 Pittsburgh, PA Ches Arena
08/13 Cleveland, OH Peabody's
08/14 Detroit, MI Harpos
08/15 Chicago, IL Metro More...

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August Burns Red Issues Road Report

Pennsylvania based Christian metallers August Burns Red have checked in with the following road report from their Japanese tour dates:

"Konbanwa! Last night around 1AM we arrived back home in Manheim, Pennsylvania following our first ever tour of Japan. We had an incredible experience. We arrived in Japan late at night on Tuesday, June 15th. We flew out out of London following our show at Download Festival (such a great time!) with a short layover in Beijing, China, before arriving in Nagoya Japan. We were greeted warmly at the airport by Mako and Norio of the Japanese band Each of the Days. They were kind enough to act as our tour guides for our first two days in Japan.

"On Wednesday, we had the entire day off to walk around Nagoya and get a little more acquainted with how things operated in Japan. We saw a Japanese temple, played in an awesome Japanese arcade, ate breaded octopus, ate raw octopus, drank sake, and perused lots of different shops. I was really excited to eat at a restaurant where I had to take off my shoes before sitting at the table. It’s little things like that that made me fall in love with Japan. Such an awesome culture! More...

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3 Inches Of Blood Announces Album Deluxe Edition

3 Inches of Blood has issued the following announcement about releasing a deluxe edition of the "Here Waits Thy Doom" album:

"Here Waits Thy Doom 'Deluxe Edition' comes out Tuesday 6/29 with a DVD and bonus covers Not Fragile (B.T.O) & Cities On Flame with Rock & Roll (B.O.C) & Daytona (ZEKE) We'll be selling them on Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival this summer!"

The upcoming 3 Inches of Blood tour dates are as follows: More...

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Amoral Announces Final Show Of The Year

Finland's Amoral has issued the following announcement about scheduling the band's final tour date of 2010:

"The very first show we played after recording Show Your Colors was a secret gig at Helsinki's On the Rocks. This show (played under the moniker Gold Johnson Big Band) was also the very first time we played live with Ari. So what better way to wrap up the touring for SYC than to return to that very same place for one more show before we start concentrating on putting the finishing touches to the new material!

"This gig on Saturday, October 23rd is gonna be a special 'an evening with' party, as we're gonna fuck around with the set list a lot, with unusual tunes from our back catalogue, as well as throwing in some odd cover songs. And who knows, you just might hear some new material for the very first time... So, mark your calendars: Amoral @ On the Rocks, Helsinki, Saturday 23rd of October. See you there!"

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

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Avenged Sevenfold Posts "Nightmare" Widget

Avenged Sevenfold has announced the new album "Nightmare" will be released on July 27th, 2010. The band has now posted a widget online, which can be found below, that includes audio samples from the new album. More...

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Behemoth Posts Behind The Scenes Video

Behemoth has checked in with the following announcement about posting a "making of" video clip from the recording of a new music video:

"As we informed you some days ago, Behemoth has recently filmed their new video for the song 'Alas, Lord Is Upon Me' from their latest 'Evangelion' album. The clip was produced by Polish director Dariusz Szermanowicz and Grupa 13. You can watch the the 'Making of' documentary of the video here. Enjoy!"

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Megadeth To Release "Rust In Peace" DVD

American thrash metal legends Megadeth has announced that they will be releasing a new live DVD/CD/Blu Ray on September 7th. The release is entitled, "Rust In Peace Live!" and features the band performing their classic album, "Rust In Peace" from start to finish at the Hollywood Palladium, along with a number of other songs from their extensive back catalogue.

Megadeth founder Dave Mustaine commented: "We are pumped to be able to share the RIP Live concert with you all around the world. The anniversary and David Ellefson coming back was better than a facelift and a bottle of Viagra for old Vic."

The tracklisting is as follows: More...

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Eighty Thousand Dead Announces U.S. Tour

Eighty Thousand Dead, who recently inked a record deal with SFC records, has announced a headlining tour with Hester Prynne and The Cast Pattern starting in late August. The currently announced dates are as follows, with venues to be announced soon:

8/26-Wichita KS
8/27-Salina KS
8/28-Kansas City, KS/MO
8/29-Omaha NE
8/30-Des Moines, IA
8/31-St. Louis, MO
9/01-Peoria, IL
9/02-Springfield, IL
9/03-Evansville,IN
9/04-Harlan/Lexington KY
9/05-Louisville, KY
9/06-Cincinnati, OH
9/07-Dayton, OH
9/08-Columbus, OH
9/09-Toledo, OH
9/10-Rochester PA
9/11-Buffalo, NY
9/12-Syracuse/Rochester NY
9/13-Albany NY
9/14-Springfield MA/Hartford CT
9/15-Clifton, NJ
9/16-Allentown, PA
9/17-Philadelphia, PA
9/18-Baltimore, MD
9/19-Weston, WV
9/20-Parkersburg/Wheeling, WV
9/21-Lexington KY
9/22-Indianapolis IN
9/23-Valparaiso, IN
9/24-Chicago IL
9/25-Cape Girardeau, MO
9/26-Springfield/Joplin MO

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JFAC And Whitechapel To Tour Europe

Job For A Cowboy and Whitechapel has announced that they will be teaming up this November for a series of shows in Europe. Also joining them on the trek will be Annotations Of An Autopsy and Trigger The Bloodshed.

Jonny Davy from Job For A Cowboy stated: "This is our first European headlining tour and we are beyond excited. We just finished our US tour with Whitechapel and are stoked to bring the party overseas! Fuck Yeah!"

Whitechapel's Alex Wade added: "We are really stoked to be coming back over the pond this year with our good friends in Job For A Cowboy. The US portion of the tour was a blast and we are looking forward to crushing the UK and the rest of Europe with JFAC!".

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Onslaught Guitarist Posts New Album Update

Nige Rockett, one of the guitarists and co-founders of legendary British thrash metal outfit Onslaught, has posted another message online regarding the band's forthcoming new studio album, which is expected to be released later this year through AFM Records. The message reads as follows:

"I can't give you any precise details about the album right now, but the basic tracks are sounding totally immense as we demo each one in pre-production," Rockett reveals . "It's extremely violent and back to our roots in many ways, but also sounding very contemporary in its entirety. We just can't wait to get it out there and play these fuckers live, cuz that's what this record has been written for; crushing skulls. We will be updating very soon with news of the album title, track listing, producer, release date etc. Until then keep on thrashing till the death."

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Therion Reveals New Album Tracklisting

Swedish progressive metal outfit Therion has revealed the tracklisting for their brand new studio album, "Sitra Ahra," which is expected to be released in September this year. The album was mixed by Lennart Östlund, who has previously worked with such huge name artists as Led Zeppelin and ABBA.

The tracklisting is as follows:

"Sitra Ahra"
"Kings Of Edom"
"Unguentum Sabbati"
"Land Of Canaan"
"Hellequin"
"2012"
"Cu Chulain"
"Kali Yoga III"
"The Shells Are Open"
"Din"
"After The Inquisition: Children"

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Axenstar Signs To IceWarrior Records

Swedish melodic power metal band AXENSTAR will release their fifth studio album, "Aftermath," around Christmas via IceWarrior Records/Rock It Up Records. The limited first edition of the CD will include one bonus track and a video clip. A video for the song "Tears Of The Sun", which was directed by Dino Medanhodzic and will appear on "Aftermath," can be viewed below:

AXENSTAR current lineup is as follows:

Jens Klovegård - Guitar (LIQUID SUICIDE)
Joakim Jonsson - Guitar
Magnus Winterwild - Vocals and Bass
Adam Lindberg - Drums (INTRIVE)

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Apostle of Solitude Announces US Tour Dates

Indianapolis doom metal band APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE will be embarking on a mini U.S. tour this July in support of “Last Sunrise.” The tour dates are as follows:

07/17 @ the Loud House, Cincinnatti, OH (w/ Beneath Oblivion and Highgate)
07/18 @ TBA, Pittsburgh, PA
07/19 @ The M-Room in Philadelphia, PA
07/20 @ TBA Baltimore, MD
07/21 @ Ace of Clubs, Manhattan, NY (w/ Archon)
07/22 @ the Bug Jar, Rochester, NY (w/ Orodruin)
07/23 @ Annabell's, Akron, OH (w/ Mach II, Mocking Bird)
07/24 @ the Metal Shaker, Chicago, IL (w/ Iron Tongue)
07/30 @ the Melody Inn, Indianapolis, IN (w/ Earthride, Valkyrie, and Bible of the Devil)

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Blood Obsession Seeks New Bassist

New York death metal band BLOOD OBSESSION is currently seeking a new bassist. The band comments on what they are looking for:

"- Experienced Bass Player
- Professional Gear
- Experience onstage and in the studio
- A Job
- Transportation
- Must be 21 plus
- No drug or drama issues
- We practice in Hudson, NY twice plus a week, be at practice
- Stage Presence a plus
- Backing vocals ability a plus, but not essential"

"Send any serious inquires to our myspace or facebook pages or email me at bloodobsessionband@gmail.com."

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Porcupine Tree Updates Tour Schedule

Porcupine Tree recently announced a string of U.S. tour dates alongside Coheed and Cambria. The band has now updated the tour schedule with the following shows:

8/10 San Francisco, CA - The Warfield (Porcupine Tree only)
8/12 Hollywood, CA – Hollywood Palladium
8/13 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint
8/14 San Diego, CA – 4th and B (21+)
8/16 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
8/17 El Paso, TX – Club 101
8/18 San Antonio, TX - Sunset Station
8/20 Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
8/21 Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
8/22 Nashville, TN – War Memorial Auditorium
8/23 St Louis, MO - Pageant
8/24 Grand Rapids, MI – Orbit Room
8/26 Cleveland, OH – Nautica Pavilion

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Adai Debuts Music Video For "Graves" Online

Denver, CO’s post-rock/metal band ADAI will release their second EP, “Felo De Se,” July 13 on Cavity Records. Recorded and produced by Matt Talbott of HUM, the EP boasts a gatefold jacket featuring new artwork from Seldon Hunt and Andrew Weiss (ISIS, PELICAN, NEUROSIS) and a custom etched B-side. ADAI has also released a music video featuring the song “Graves” off of the new EP. The video can be viewed below:

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Samael Announces First South American Appearance

Swiss metallers Samael have issued the following announcement about performing at the 2010 edition of the Rock al Parque festival:

"Samael has been invited to play at this year edition of Rock al Parque festival in Bogota (Colombia) on the 3rd of July. This will mark the first step of the band on South America’s soil. The band is currently recording demos for their new album before starting pre-production work. Final recording session will go on throughout the summer."

You can find more information on the festival at this location. Additional details on Samael's new album will be announced as they are made available.

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Solace Of Requiem Announces European Tour

Solace of Requiem will be touring Europe again starting October 1st with Florida death metal act Resurrection. The tour was originally scheduled for May/June, but because of the festival season, the dates were postponed until October. The band issued the following statement about the upcoming shows:

"Many of the tour dates are still 'TBA' but we have offers for most of them. Once the shows are confirmed, they will be added to the schedule accordingly. SOR would like to thank Conny with Knark Art Gallery and Bianca with Ferun Events for all their help, as well as Resurrection for agreeing to take part. Tour Promotion will begin within the next few weeks, once the majority of the unconfirmed dates are solidified. If you are a promoter and you are interested in booking our package, please send us a message for Tour Information and a copy of our Rider. The tour is being named Resurrected In Europe."

The currently announced dates are as follows:

10/1 @ TBA - Germany
10/2 @ K17 - Berlin, Germany
10/3 @ TBA - Germany
10/6 @ TBA - Holland
10/7 @ TBA - Holland
10/8 @ TBA - Holland
10/9 @ Cafe' Wagner - Jena, Germany
10/10 @ TBA - Germany
10/12 @ Astra Stube - Hamburg, Germany
10/13 @ TBA - Germany or Austria
10/14 @ Viper Room - Vienna (Wien), Austria
10/15 @ TBA - Germany or Austria
10/16 @ Iron Eagle - Lugau, Germany

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Satyrnine Recruits New Vocalist

Satyrnine, who split with the band's vocalist in late April, has checked in with the following update about recruiting a new front man:

"New front man! After Kevin decided to quit Satyrnine permanently, we finally found a new front man. Pierre Lorenz, also front man of 'At Daggers Drawn', exceeded all our expectations and we're very proud to announce that he will be our new front man! We're now going to rehearse all the songs of the upcoming album and then resume the vocal-recordings to eventually finish the album."

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"Black Sabbath - Paranoid" DVD Video Clip Revealed

On June 29th, "Classic Albums: Black Sabbath – Paranoid" will be released on DVD and Blu-ray. Eagle Rock Entertainment’s acclaimed and award-winning Classic Albums series will uncover the story of the making of this landmark heavy metal collection. "Classic Albums: Black Sabbath – Paranoid" is released just in time for the 40th anniversary of the album. Clocking in at over 97 minutes, the documentary features brand new interviews with Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), Tony Iommi (guitars), Geezer Butler (bass), and Bill Ward (drums).

The DVD chronicles the creation of the locomotive force and unrelenting energy behind these tracks, which ignited an electrified and unforeseen brand of blues-rock. The comprehensive collection of interviews, demonstrations, archive videos, and feature cuts from timeless epics such as “War Pigs,” “Iron Man,” and the title track, is complemented with 40 minutes of bonus features. For the first time a classic album title is also released on Blu-Ray.

In a new clip just released from the documentary, Henry Rollins and legendary journalist Geoff Barton discuss the song “Fairies Wear Boots.” Also featured in the video clip is Paranoid engineer Tom Allom (Judas Priest, Def Leppard). Check out that video clip below.

You can pick up "Classic Albums: Black Sabbath – Paranoid" at this link.

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The Empire Shall Fall Releases Cover Song

Rhode Island-based progressive metalcore outfit THE EMPIRE SHALL FALL released a free MP3 on June 21, 2010 to mark the release of their critically acclaimed debut album “Awaken,” which became available in all UK and European stores as of June 21, 2010.

The band recorded “Arcarsenal” by At The Drive-In as a treat for their fans both new and old. Bassist Nick Sollectio had the following to say regarding the track: “We had debated for months about a cover song that was appropriate for us on a whole. I suggested something by ‘At The Drive-In’ to which Jake suggested ‘Arcarsenal’ and we all agreed immediately. Taking on a song by a band as mighty as At The Drive-In is no small task, and we understand the dangers in doing so. But, I think we all love the band so much that it was hard to say no.”

You can download a free MP3 of “Arcarsenal” here.

“Awaken” will be released through Angle Side Side Records (Distributed through Code7 Distribution).

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Soulfly Announces Australian Tour

Tribal influenced metal outfit Soulfly has announced a string of headlining tour dates in Australia, that will kick off this September. Support on the trek will come from City Of Fire and Incite. The tour is in support of the band's new studio album, "Omen" which is out now through Roadrunner Records.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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The Big Four Rock by Satellite

Thrash veterans Anthrax, Megadeth, Slayer and Metallica have never before all played the same show or festival. This isn’t too surprising, as that is a lot of stars and egos to get into one place at one time – someone has to play first, and only one band can play last. But finally in summer of 2010 the Sonisphere Festivals wrangled all four together to play seven dates in Europe. Because there are no North American dates the bands arranged to have the show in Sofia, Bulgaria beamed by satellite to hundred of theaters back home. And while there are plenty of ways to nitpick the negatives, the end result is a hugely entertaining concert via video. More...

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