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Metal News for June 24, 2011

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31 news articles posted on this day.

Ufomammut Announces Final "Eve" Tour Dates

Italian trio Ufomammut has announced the band's final days of live performances in support of the "Eve" album (reviewed here). After touring on the album throughout Europe for the past year, the band will play the album live over the coming months on several short tours between July and early October, including a July tour as direct support for Neurosis.

Ufomammut commented on the upcoming July tour: “Neurosis are one of the most important and influential entities in heavy music and obviously it’ll be great for Ufomammut to play before them during their Summer tour. But sharing the same stage has even a more special meaning for us. We surely grew up in different places, we have different background and different experiences, but we feel like our attitudes are very close and similar, beyond the mere musical aspect. That’s why we are honored and pleased by Neurosis invitation.”

The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

7/17/2011 Grunspan – Hamburg, Germany w/ Neurosis, Amen Ra
7/18/2011 Conne Island – Leipzig, Germany w/ Neurosis, Amen Ra
7/19/2011 Arena – Wien, Germany w/ Neurosis, Amen Ra
7/20/2011 Spaziale Festival – Torino, Italy w/ Neurosis
7/27/2011 FZW – Dortmund, Germany w/ Neurosis
7/29/2011 Effenaar – Eindhoven, Netherlands w/ Neurosis
7/30/2011 LKA – Stuttgart, Germany w/ Neurosis
8/19/2011 Balla Coi Cinghiali Festival – Bardineto, Italy
9/14/2011 Superkronic – Leipzig, Germany
9/15/2011 Festaal Kreuzberg – Berlin, Germany
9/16/2011 Stengade – Copenaghen, Denmark
9/17/2011 Inkonst – Malmo, Sweden
9/18/2011 Blitz – Oslo, Norway
9/19/2011 Truck Stop Alaska – Goteborg, Sweden
9/21/2011 Nuclear Night Club – Oulu, Finland
9/22/2011 Lutakko – Jyväskylä, Finland
9/23/2011 Yo-talo – Tampere, Finland
9/24/2011 Korjaamo – Helsinki, Finland
9/26/2011 Molotow – Hamburg, Germany
9/27/2011 Underground – Cologne, Germany
9/28/2011 013 – Tilburg, Netherlands
9/29/2011 *TBA – Netherlands
9/30/2011 Baroeg – Rotterdam, Netherlands
10/1/2011 Het Depot – Leuven, Belgium
10/3/2011 The Croft – Bristol, UK
10/4/2011 *TBA – UK
10/5/2011 *TBA – UK
10/6/2011 Purple Turtle – London, UK
10/7/2011 *TBA – France

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Sepultura Posts First Part Of New Album Breakdown

Sepultura has posted the first in a series of track-by-track breakdowns online for the band's new album "Kairos." The band's commentary on the first four tracks is as follows:

"This album is inspired by ourselves, Sepultura, our whole history and all the experiences, after 26 years of a career, with many changes inside and outside the band, we are still here, in 2011, touring, playing, recording and doing what we love the most, to live for music. This is the kind of feeling on Kairos, all the lyrics are talking about us, our families, relationship with managers, labels, press and the fans, our experiences on stage and touring the world. It is a very intimate album, very personal views. Sound wise, it have a little bit of everything we did in the past, plus new elements that we always bring to every new Sepultura album.

"1- SPECTRUM: The first song of the album express what the album is all about, our experience being Sepultura, all the stuff we saw and lived in this 26 years. The way we see the world, the way we experienced the world, the whole spectrum of our living. The riff is very simple, yet very powerful, it sets the tone for the whole song, kind of an hypnotic effect, it was the first riff that I wrote for Kairos and it turned out to be the first song of it.

"2 - KAIROS: The title track, what we talked about here is a very special concept of time, which is not chronological but a specific moment of opportunity and change, the present is what it is, the past is a collection of kairos moments and the future a consequence of the present, it is a very powerful concept which gave us the possibility to talk about ourselves and what is Sepultura today, NOW. It is a song with three different vibes, starts with a heavy, slow riff, then goes to a intermission, which is the lead part and then it ends with an upper beat with heavy picking riff.

"3 - RELENTLESS: This song talks about our endless fight to keep our music going, regardless of any difficulties we had passed or are passing, nothing is easy and demands a lot of energy and work. We never lost sight of our goals and we never stopped, with integrity and respect. The music brings more of the old feeling of trash metal, raw and direct.

"4 - JUST ONE FIX: A Ministry cover, a band that was very influential on Sepultura´s music on the early 90´s, we toured with them in 1992, it was a great tour where we learnt a lot. Ministry showed a new way of playing heavy/aggressive music, pioneers of the industrial metal style."

The album's track listing is as follows: More...

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It Prevails Streaming New Song

Mediaskare artist It Prevails has posted a new song online titled "Artisan," which is off the upoming album entitled "Stroma." The new album is set for release on July 19th via Mediaskare. The song, available through the It Prevails Facebook page here, features guest vocals by Adam Jackson of Twelve Tribes.

The band will also be on tour from August 5th - Sept 11th with Bragging Rights and We Are Defiance. The currently announced dates are as follows:

08/05 Lewisville, TX – Dad’s Venue
08/06 San Antonio, TX – The White Rabbit
08/08 Baton Rouge, LA – Here Today Gone Tomorrow
08/09 Mobile, AL – American Legion Post 88
08/10 Daytona Beach, FL – Stingrays
08/11 Tampa, FL – Transitions Art Gallery
08/12 Jacksonville, FL – The Pit
08/13 Douglasville, GA – The 7 Venue
08/14 Raleigh, NC – The Brewery
08/15 Fredericksburg, VA – The Refuge
08/16 Linthicum, MD – LHUMC
08/17 Lemoyne, PA – The Champ
08/18 Brooklyn, NY – Party Expo
08/19 Albany, NY – Bogie’s
08/20 Manchester, NH – Rocko’s
08/21 Buffalo, NY – Broadway Joe’s
08/22 Pittsburgh, PA – 42nd Street Rock House
08/24 Mt. Clemens, MI – The Hayloft
08/25 Toledo, OH – Frankies
08/26 Steger, IL – Another Hall In The Wall
08/27 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
08/28 Omaha, NE – The Commons
08/29 Wichita, KS – The Eagles Lodge
08/30 Tulsa, OK – Reverb
09/01 Ogden, UT – Mojo’s
09/02 Boise, ID – The Grange Hall
09/03 Spokane, WA – The A Club
09/04 Pullman, WA – The Bell Tower
09/06 Klamath Falls, OR – Yesterday’s Plaza
09/07 Rocklin, CA – Studio 21
09/08 Stockton, CA – Plea For Peace
09/09 Bakersfield, CA – The Dome
09/10 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
09/11 Tempe, AZ – The Fixx

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Teodasia Offering Free Song Download

Italian act Teodasia is currently offering a free download of a new song that will appear on the band's upcoming album "Upwards." You can download the new song "Lost Words of Forgiveness" by heading over to the official Teodasia website at this location.

The new song "Lost Words of Forgiveness" features a duet with Rhapsody of Fire's lead vocalist Fabio Lione.

Additional details on the upcoming album "Upwards" will be announced as they are made available. In the mean time, you can check out more Teodasia tracks by going to the band's MySpace music profile.

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Without Mercy Updates Tour Schedule

Vancouver's Without Mercy has issued a schedule update for the band's "Devolution Tour," with dates being added to Drayton Valley, Edmonton, Calgary, and Saskatoon. The band is also offering a free download of the song "Chasm" by heading over here.

The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

June 29, 2011 - The Red Room - Vancouver, BC
July 1, 2011 - 2nd Annual Hell Mend Ya Festival - Prince George, BC
July 2, 2011 - Spirit Square - Burns Lake, BC
July 4, 2011 - Filthy McNasty's - Edmonton, AB w/ Until Dawn, In The Midst of a Murder
July 6, 2011 - DV8 - Drayton Valley , AB w/ Until Dawn
July 7, 2011 - The Distillery - Calgary, AB
July 8, 2011 - O'Malleys Irish Pub - Red Deer, AB
July 9, 2011 - DV8 Tavern - Edmonton, AB w/ Dahlmer's Realm, Until Dawn
July 13, 2011 -The Park Theatre - Winnipeg, MB
July 14, 2011 - The Fez - Saskatoon, SK w/ Until Dawn, Fatality
July 16, 2011 - Lord Nelsons - Calgary Alberta w/ Fatality
July 23, 2011 - Armstrong Open Air Fest - Armstrong, BC
August 4, 2011 - TBA - Abbotsford, BC
August 13, 2011 - Metal Mountain Festival - Hinton, AB

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Untimely Demise Signs To Sonic Unyon Metal

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan-based thrash/death metal trio Untimely Demise has signed a worldwide multi-album deal with Sonic Unyon Metal. The group's self-released debut full-length album "City Of Steel" contains seven tracks and was produced by ex-Megadeth/King Diamond guitarist Glen Drover.

The band commented on its recent recording agreement with Sonic Unyon: "We are extremely excited and honored to be on the Sonic Unyon Metal roster! Joining the likes of legendary Canadian thrash originators such as Sacrifice and Voivod, as well as modern rising talents Augury and Suicidal Angels, we realize that we have found a perfect fit for our sophisticated thrash/death metal sound! We had been in talks with about half a dozen labels that had expressed interest in our band, but none of them hit the nail on the head like the one we signed with. Furthermore, this label has been receptive to our music since we first made contact with them in early 2009, so this isn't just some spur of the moment decision. Working with their talented and passionate team of music fanatics assures that our music will reach the right audience, and ultimately the interests of the art will take precedence over everything else. Totally stoked to see where we can take this thing!"

"We are very excited to be working with Untimely Demise, as we feel they are one of the best new metal bands in Canada," says Sonic Unyon owner Tim Potocic. "The band is dedicated and diligent towards their craft, they have a work ethic not seen in most bands and is a great fit on our roster next to Voivod and Sacrifice."

Sonic Unyon Metal will re-release "City Of Steel" in North America on September 13th, with European release dates to be announced shortly. The album artwork and track listing can be found below. More...

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As Hell Retreats Gearing Up For Scream The Prayer

As Hell Retreats is gearing up to embark on the "Scream the Prayer" tour, which features a lineup of Christian metal bands. The act has now posted a video clip online showing how As Hell Retreats prepares for a tour. You can check out the clip below.

Norma Jean will be headlining the tour, alongside Sleeping Giant, The Chariot, War of Ages, Close Your Eyes, Texas In July, I The Breather, The Great Commission, Sovereign Strength, and As Hell Retreats. The trek kicks off on July 1st and runs through July 31st, and the currently announced dates are as follows: More...

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Batillus Announces U.S. Tour Dates

Batillus has announced it will be releasing an upcoming split 7" with Mutilation Rites, and two tracks from the release were recently posted online. The band has now announced a string of tour dates with Mutilation Rites. The currently announced shows are as follows:

7/8 Providence, RI @ Machines With Magnets w/ Mutilation Rites
7/9 Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt w/ Mutilation Rites
7/12 NYC @ Le Poisson Rouge w/ YOB + Dark Castle
7/14 Madsion, WI @ Lothlórien Co-op w/ Mutilation Rites
7/15 Minneapolis, MN @ Medusa w/ Mutilation Rites
7/16 Fargo, ND @ The New Direction w/ Mutilation Rites
7/17 Appleton, WI @ Maritime Tavern w/ Mutilation Rites
7/19 Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle w/ Nachtmystium + Lord Mantis + Mutilation Rites
7/20 Indianapolis, IN @ Vibes Music w/ Mutilation Rites + Racebannon
7/21 Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class w/ Mutilation Rites
7/22 Pittsburgh, PA @ Helter Shelter w/ Mutilation Rites
7/23 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus w/ Mutilation Rites

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Interview

Blackguard Is "Ben Roethlisberger Of Metal"

Paul “Ablaze” Zinay, frontman for Montreal-based symphonic metal quintet Blackguard, certainly lives up to his nickname. The highly caffeinated, hyperdriven shrieker radiates an exuberant zest for life, onstage and off, that never seems to ebb. With his hardworking band currently on a promotional tour for the group's new label, Victory Records (starring Otep and also featuring Destrophy, Sister Sin, and One-Eyed Doll), we crossed paths at Jaxx Nightclub in Springfield, VA. Paul agreeably took some time away from his pre-show workout ritual to answer some questions and discuss, among many other things, Blackguard’s adventurous touring versatility. More...

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New Metal Songs Available On The Rock Band Network

Xbox 360 metal fans are receiving several new metal tracks for the coming weekend on the Rock Band Network. This week's roundup includes music from Bonded By Blood, Chaotrope, Veil of Maya, and Wargasm. PS3 users will also get new tracks from Amberian Dawn, Lazarus A.D., Nightrage, and NightShade starting on the 28th.

The complete list of newly added Xbox 360 songs, including all the non-metal tracks, is as follows:

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Bonded By Blood - "Prototype Death Machine" (160 MSP)
Chaotrope - "Diachylon" (80 MSP)
Destruction of a Rose - "Rise and Shine" (160 MSP)
Destruction of a Rose - "Rise and Shine (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Veil of Maya - "Namaste" (160 MSP)
Wargasm - "Underground (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP) More...

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Sarah Jezebel Deva Records "Zombie" Cover

Sarah Jezebel Deva (formerly of Cradle of Filth) will be releasing the new album "The Corruption Of Mercy" through Listenable Records on June 27th, 2011. One of the tracks appearing on the album will be a cover of The Cranberries' "Zombie," which an can be heard in the clip below.

The track listing is as follows:

1. No Paragon Of Virtue
2. The World Won't Hold Your Hand
3. A Matter Of Convenience
4. Silence Please
5. Zombie
6. Pretty With Effects
7. What Lies Before You
8. Sirens
9. The Eyes That Lie
10. The Corruption Of Mercy

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Diamond Plate Posts Behind-The-Scenes Footage

A behind-the-scenes look has been posted online from the making of Chicago thrash act Diamond Plate's new album "Generation Why?" You can check out the clip below.

Diamond Plate recently posted a new song online titled "At the Mountains of Madness," and the band will also be heading out on a U.S. tour with Kittie and Dirge Within in August. Details are available at this location.

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Aborted Posts Studio Footage

Aborted recently announced the band's upcoming album will be titled "Global Flatline." Footage from the band's time in the recording studio has now been posted online and can be viewed below. Aborted also commented on the clip:

"Drum sessions for the album Global Flatline with drummer Ken Bedene: this is Ken warming up to play the songs, not definite takes! Keep your eyes open for more studio updates and general updates about the bands 7th full-length record Global Flatline hitting stores this fall on Century Media."

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Testament Issues New Album Update

Bassist Greg Christian of California thrash act Testament has checked in with the following brief update about the band recording a new album:

"Here's an update on the new record: Eric, Gene, Andy and I have been in the studio jammin' on the new songs since last week and today is the last day of preproduction. Gene starts recording the drum tracks tomorrow. It's coming to be, and it's heavy as shit."

Additional details on the new album, which is the follow-up to 2008's "The Formation Of Damnation," will be announced as they are made available.

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Lacuna Coil Announces New Album Title

Italian hard rock / metal band Lacuna Coil has announced the band's new album will be titled "Dark Adrenaline." The band had previously commented on the upcoming album:

"This time around music has been our refuge from some of the darkest days of our life and that's why the new songs have such a variety of feelings... some stuff is pretty angry, probably the heaviest we've ever written, some other songs are intense, loaded with velvet dark emotions and there's even a little space for some light at the end of the tunnel. People are askin' me if we're going back to our roots or if we're taking another step forward in a new direction... well to be honest I just feel that this is 100% a Lacuna Coil record and that is what really matters to me. I just love the songs and we felt a big wave of inspiration. The energy with Don in the studio is sky-high and we're ready to kick some ass.

"Collectively, we did so much in between 'Shallow life' and this one. We have lots of different experiences between us. We've been loved and hurt, we grew up, we shrunk inside a little keeping ourselves together and our roots watered and are alive. I still can't believe that the energy in between us is getting better and better, but I guess that's what being a real family means."

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Earth Crisis Posts New Song "Total War"

Earth Crisis has posted a new song online from the band's upcoming album "Neutralize the Threat." You can check out the newly uploaded track "Total War" in the clip below. "Neutralize the Threat" is set for a July 12th release date, and the cover artwork can be found by heading over to this location.

The track listing for "Neutralize the Threat" is as follows:

1. Raise
2. Neutralize The Threat
3. Total War
4. 100-Kiloton Blast
5. Counterstrike
6. By Conscience Compelled
7. Black Talons Tear
8. Askari
9. The Eradicators
10. Raze

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Derelict Posts "Perpetuation" Live Footage

Derelict has posted footage online of the band performing the "Perpetuation" track, which is off the band's 2011 promo EP, in Ottawa at Café Dekcuf on June 15th, 2011. You can check out the clip below, or download the song for free at the Derelict Bandcamp page.

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Brent Hinds' Commercial Bloopers Posted Online

A commercial for the restaurant Elmyr from Mastodon's Brent Hinds got quite a reaction form fans of the band. Now outtakes from the shoot have been posted by production company Newmerica and can be viewed below.

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Nemesea Comments On Upcoming Album

Nemesea has issued the following statement about a new version of the song "2012" appearing on the band's upcoming album "The Quiet Resistance:"

"Hey everybody, For those of you who have our live album 'Pure' live @ P3 know that Lasse wrote a song titled 2012. We are happy to announce that a newer (and longer) version of this spectacular song will be on TQR.

"Lasse commented: 'There are a lot of interesting theories about 2012. I've always been fascinated by this subject, so I read a lot about it. I don't know what will happen, but who knows… The song 2012 talks about this subject; December 21st 2012. You wake up and know something is about to happen. You can feel the anxiety and despair. And then…the Apocalypse. The world as we know it has come to an end. The songs ends with an unpleasant kind of peace.'

"You can find the version that's on the live album below.

"Next week we'll play in Eindhoven as special guest for Stream of Passion. It will be another TQR show with new songs on the setlist. Other than first announced the doors to this show will open at 20.00 hrs instead of 20.30hrs. Our show will start at 20.30hrs. So if you don't want to miss anything, please make sure to be on time! More news next week! So stay tuned!"

Nemesea's last update about the new album "The Quiet Resistance" can be found by heading over here.

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Gorgoroth To Play Meh Suff! Festival

Norwegian black metal band Gorgoroth has issued the following announcement about performing at the upcoming Meh Suff! festival:

"On 10 September 2011, Gorgoroth will headline the second day of the Meh Suff! Metal-Festival in Hüttikerberg, Switzerland. More info can be found at this location."

Gorgoroth also recently delayed the release of the re-recorded version of the "Under the Sign of Hell" album. The track listing for the new version is as follows:

1. Revelation of Doom
2. Krig
3. Funeral Procession
4. Profetens åpenbaring
5. Ødeleggelse og undergang
6. Blood Stains the Circle
7. The Rite of Infernal Invocation
8. The Devil Is Calling

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The Devil Wears Prada Discusses New Album

The Devil Wears Prada - Mike Hranica, Jeremy DePoyster, Chris Rubey, James Baney, and Daniel Williams - has announced the title of the band's upcoming album in a special behind-the-scenes video clip just posted online. In it, band members Rubey and Williams shed some light on the recording process.

"Born To Lose," the first track from The Devil Wears Prada's new album, has just been released and is available now at iTunes. Log onto this location to get the single.

According to TDWP's Mike Hranica, "Our new album contains the heavy aspects of the 'Zombie EP,' meshed with the melody of the the full-lengths. 'Born to Lose' captures some of those elements and serves as a comprehensive preview to the album."

The Devil Wears Prada's new album will be released on September 13 (Ferret). Beginning tonight, Friday, June 24, the band will play the Teggart Main Stage on the Van's Warped Tour. The complete itinerary is below.

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New Belladonna-era Anthrax Track Released

Anthrax fans are among the most loyal, as they've been waiting a long, long time for new music from their band, and with Joey Belladonna singing with them for the first time since 1990's Persistence of Time, the new music is even more anticipated.

As a way to say thank you to their fans, the band members - Charlie Benante/drums, Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano/guitars, Frank Bello/bass, and vocalist Belladonna - decided to make the new track "Fight'em 'til You Can't" available as a free download, giving everyone a taste of what's to come when Worship Music drops on September 13, the day before the band plays The Big 4 show at Yankee Stadium.

So, log onto this location and check out "Fight'em 'til You Can't."

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Hank Williams III To Release Four Albums

With his own new label, Hank3 Records, and the sense that he has thrown off the chains holding him back creatively, Shelton Hank Williams III, aka Hank3, is coming out swinging this year with the release of four records on September 6th, 2011.

The unprecedented launch, in a distribution partnership with Megaforce Records (MRI), features a broad range of music that bridges more than one head-thumping genre - a familiar theme that Hank3 fans have embraced for years. "Ghost to a Ghost/Guttertown," a double-album set, is a straight-shooting country collection, flavored with Hank3's trademark hellbilly sound, and heavily weighted with Cajun influence and an ambient, lonesome mood - and a few very special guests.

Two more releases are "Attention Deficient Domination" and "3 Bar Ranch Cattle Callin" which are described as "intensely metal-driven records" on which Hank3 plays all instruments. "Attention Deficit Domination" is a pressure-dropping, doom rock statement that has been anticipated by his hardcore fans for years, and Cattle Callin explores a new mind-bending "Cattle Core" sound, featuring Hank3's speed metal woven in and around actual cattle auctioneering.

All three projects were recorded at The Haunted Ranch, Hank3's home and studio that lies on the outskirts of Nashville - a fitting place since the town has never really known what to do with this grandson of the American icon. He finally parted ways with Curb Records January 1.

"I have musical freedom. I'm able to say 'Here's my record' and I don't have to go through a million different channels just to put out a song," he says. "It's all me now." More...

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Deicide Live Footage Available Online

A Youtube user going by the screen name "Letthedeathemtalflow" has posted two video clips online of Decide performing live in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on June 23rd, 2011. You can check out the performance clips below for "Lunatic of God's Creation" and "How Can You Call Yourself a God."

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Vader Announces More Tour Dates

The Vader panzermachine has announced additional summer shows and festivals over the coming months. The death metal veterans will take part in gatherings such as the Metal Hammer Festival (Poland), Summer Breeze (Germany), Brutal Assault (the Czech Republic), Close-Up Baten (Sweden) and many more.

According to tradition the band will also give a couple of shows in smaller towns in Poland, and among them are Opole, Turek or Pabianice. The band has also announced plans for live shows this September in Japan and Nepal. The upcoming "Summer Campaign Part 2" dates are as follows:

22.07.2011 (GER) Bertingen / R.U.D.E. Festival
23.07.2011 (BEL) As / Vlamrock Festival
30.07.2011 (ITA) San Giacomo Degli Schiavoni/ Armageddon In The Park 2011
10.08.2011 (POL) Katowice / Metal Hammer Festival
11.08.2011 (POL) Pabianice / Rock Fabryka
12.08.2011 (POL) Turek / MDK
13.08.2011 (CZ) Trutnov / Brutal Assault
14.08.2011 (POL) Gryfino / GDK
17.08.2011 (GER) Dinkelsbuhl / Summer Breeze
18.08.2011 (POL) Opole / ComeIn
19.08.2011 (POL) Bielsko Biala / Rudeboy
20.08.2011 (POL) Czestochowa / Teatr from Poland
08.09.2011 (SWE) Baltic Sea / Close-Up Baten
09.09.2011 (SWE) Baltic Sea / Close-Up Baten

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Hooded Menace Signs To Relapse

Hooded Menace, which takes influence from 80's era Candlemass, Cathedral, Paradise Lost, Asphyx, and Black Sabbath, has previously release two full length albums as well as split releases with Coffins, Asphyx, and more. The band recently made its U.S, live debut this spring with performances as part of Maryland Deathfest (Baltimore), Chaos in Tejas (Austin), and Doom in June (Las Vegas). The band has now officially announced its signing with Relapse Records.

Hooded Menace guitarist Lasse Pyykko commented on the signing: "We're very excited about signing with Relapse Records! This seems like a logical next step for the band. Of course we are still going to release 7"s and such with smaller labels too because we love doing that. As for the full length album, now we're going have all the support, promotion, and distribution we could possibly hope at this stage. It's pretty amazing to be part of the label with such a long and remarkable history. Relapse has released many albums that we are big fans of. We are stoked about leaving our heavily and deeply stamped mark to that long, significant list of great music."

Hooded Menace has confirmed a handful of Finnish tour dates, including performances as part of the Ilosaarirock Festival and Tuska Festival (w/ Killing Joke, At The Gates, Amorphis) in July. The band will also open for doom legends Saint Vitus in Helsinki on August 27th.

Stay tuned for more Hooded Menace news to come shortly.

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Black Tide Debuts New Music Video

American hard rockers Black Tide have posted their newest music video for the single "That Fire." The track is the second to be released from the band's upcoming new full length album "Post Mortem," which will hit store shelves on August 23, 2011.

You can check out the video in the player below. You can also view behind-the-scenes footage from the video shoot over at this location.

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Hitler Reacts To New Opeth Album

It seems as if Hitler has once again felt extreme heartbreak and anger over a new metal album set for release in 2011. Following his excessive rage towards Morbid Angel's "Illud Divinum Inanus" earlier this summer a new spoof, of the 2004 German film "Der Untergang/Downfall," has been made of Hitler reacting to the forthcoming new album from Swedish progressive death metallers Opeth, titled "Heritage." You can check out the reaction in the player below.

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Ghost Brigade Reveals New Album Track Listing

Finnish dark metallers Ghost Brigade have revealed the track listing for their upcoming new album "Until Fear No Longer Defines Us." The album is set to be released on August 23rd, 2011 in North America and on August 19th in Europe with both being issued through Season Of Mist.

The track listing for "Until Fear No Longer Defines Us" is available below.

1. In The Woods
2. Clawmaster
3. Chamber
4. Traces Of Liberty
5. Divine Act Of Lunacy
6. Grain
7. Breakwater
8. Cult Of Decay
9. Torn
10. Soulcarvers

Ghost Brigade also recently announced upcoming European tour dates. Full details on the shows are available here.

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The Haarp Machine Posts Bass Video

U.K. progressive metal act The Haarp Machine has posted a new promo video online. You can check out the clip in the player below. The band's as-yet-untitled debut album is set for release by the end of the year through Sumerian Records.

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New Dead Letter Circus Music Video Online

The latest music video from Australian progressive hard rock act Dead Letter Circus has made its way online. The video was shot for the track "Disconnect and Apply" which is taken off of the band's album "This Is the Warning." "This Is the Warning" will see its North American release on July 26, 2011 through Sumerian Records. The video is available for viewing below.

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