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Metal News for June 25, 2010

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37 news articles posted on this day.

Ferox Canorus Streaming Entire Debut EP Online

New Jersey progressive metal band Ferox Canorus has posted their entire debut EP for streaming on their MySpace page.

The band comments, "After a long year of line up changes, set backs and technical difficulties the EP has finally seen the light of day. The Break of Dawn EP marks the beginning of a new chapter for Ferox Canorus as we are finally able to move forward. A lot of hard work has gone into this: the album is recorded, mixed and mastered ENTIRELY by the band. Though the album art and such has yet to be designed, we decided to stream the album from our online sites (Myspace and Facebook) until the actual album is ready for sale. Thanks to everyone involved in helping this project come into fruition. Here's to what may come."

Upcoming Ferox Canorus shows are as follows:

July 03 - Muralhas Underground - Newark, New Jersey
July 09 - PHOENIX CLUB - HASKELL, New Jersey
July 17 - Muralhas Underground - Newark, New Jersey

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The Cleansing Begins Work On New Album

The Cleansing has issued the following update

"It's about time we let you in on some news regarding our new yet untitled 2nd album!"

"Toke is - as we speak - laying down vocal tracks for this slap of brutality that will be our next punch in the face! He's been doing a great job so far - it sounds KILLER! The drums were recorded in February at CB studios in Denmark - needless to say Morten did an amazing job recording the drums! Expect nothing but over-the-top drumming! We still need to record a lot of guitar stuff but plan to get all guitars, solos and bass done by mid-August."

"On another note - we are glad to welcome our new bass player Mads Haarløv (Iniquity, Strangler, Sacrificial, Swollen). We are very excited to start working with Mads!" More...

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Diskreet Discusses New Album

Topeka, Kansas death metal act Diskreet have issued a statement in regards to their new album, titled "Engage the Mechanicality". The album is due for release later in the year through Siege of Amida and Candlelight Records.

The band commented by saying:
"There are many things that could be said by us from everything that’s gone on since we started writing this record, but there’s only one thing that really matters to mention: that being that our upcoming full-length, ‘Engage the Mechanicality’ has been completed, and fully mixed and mastered. Thanks to the genius of Dave Otero, this thing has turned out greater than we ever thought possible. To call the time line to completion a ‘process’ is a vast understatement.

Siege of Amida has received the masters, and we’ll have release dates, artwork, new tracks, new design layout and tour dates for you in the near future. Thanks for sticking around with us for this long and being patient, we appreciate all of the support!"

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Early Graves Streaming New Song "Harm"

San Francisco metallers Early Graves are streaming a track from their new album "Goner", which was released this week on Ironclad Recording. The song, titled "Harm", is being streamed at this location.

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Deftones Add Two Headlining Dates

Californian alt-rockers Deftones have just announced the addition of two more dates to their upcoming headlining tour. The tour, which kicks off August 6th in Venture, California, features support from Circa Survive and Baroness.

Added dates:
August 21 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
September 11 – Niagra Falls, NY @ Rapids Theater

Previously confirmed dates:
August 6 – Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theatre
August 7 – Fresno, CA @ Woodward Park
August 8 – Sacramento, CA @ Memorial Auditorium
August 10 – Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
August 12 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
August 13 – Medford, OR @ Medford Armory
August 14 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Rail Event Center
August 18 – Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Pavillion
August 19 – Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theatre
August 21 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center*
August 22 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
August 25 – Miami Beach, FL @ Fillmore Miami Beach
August 27 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
August 29 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
August 31 – Richmond -, VA @ National
September 2 – Norfolk, VA @ Norva
September 3 – Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore
September 8 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
September 10 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
September 11 – Niagra Falls, NY @ Rapids Theater*
September 14 – Clevela -, OH @ House of Blues More...

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Ozzy Discusses Black Sabbath, Dio Memorial Protest

Ozzy Osbourne appeared on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" with host Bob Coburn Monday night. During the appearance Ozzy shed light on the nature of his current relationship with Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, following a recently settled lawsuit over the use of the Black Sabbath name.

In response to a callers question, Osbourne revealed the last time he spoke to Iommi. Osbourne said " I spoke to Mr. Iommi just the day after Ronnie James Dio's funeral." Osbourne went on to say "I'm going to England tomorrow and I hope to meet up with him and have a chat with him about old times."

Ozzy also blasted the Westboro Baptist church's protest of Ronnie James Dio's Funeral. "I thought it was in such bad taste that those people had those banners about Ronnie James Dio. That's disgusting. They say that we're the anti-christ, well what makes them any better?"

A clip of the the discussion can be heard below:

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Mercenary Posts Studio Footage

Denmark's Mercenary has posted a brief video online of guitarist Martin Buus recording new material for the band's upcoming album.

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Papa Roach Angered By Greatest-Hits Album

A Papa Roach greatest-hits album is hitting the stores in a few days. But the band is telling fans not to buy it.

Papa Roach posted a statement on its official website June 24 that its former record label, Interscope/Geffen, is releasing "To Be Loved: Best of Papa Roach" without its consent. The quartet is particularly incensed that the album's June 29 release date coincides with the act touring in support of its new album, "Time for Annihilation," which is arriving Aug. 31 through its current label, Eleven Seven Music.

"Since our fans have always stood behind us, we want to let you in on a little behind the scenes bullshit going on with our ex record label," the band writes, claiming that it has made the label a lot of money only to be rewarded with "all the bullshit broken promises that they have fed us time and time again." However, the members make clear that their anger isn't directed "at the staff of people that busted their ass for Papa Roach at that label for years on a ground level . . . It is directed towards the people at the top who make the decisions."

Papa Roach wraps up its current U.S. tour July 1. It then heads to Europe to perform a slate of festival dates through Aug. 15.

Read the full article at Papa Roach Official Website.

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Devil Sold His Soul Announces European Tour

Devil Sold His Soul has announced the "Blessed & Cursed" European headline tour for this October. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

26.06.2010 (UK) Ghostfest - Leeds University
12.07.2010 (UK) London - The Old Blue Last
08.08.2010 (UK) Folkstone, Kent - August Hevy Music Festival
08.10.2010 (B) Arlon - Entrepôt
09.10.2010 (B) Brussels - Magasin4
10.10.2010 (NL) Amsterdam - Winston
11.10.2010 (D) Cologne - Underground
13.10.2010 (D) Hamburg - Molotov
14.10.2010 (D) Berlin - Magnet
15.10.2010 (PL) Wroclaw - Firlej
19.10.2010 (A) Vienna - Arena
20.10.2010 (SLO) Bratislava - U Ocka Club
21.10.2010 (SLO) Ljubljana, Orto Bar
22.10.2010 (D) Stuttgart - JuHa
24.10.2010 (D) Munich - 59:1

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Panic Cell Posts Sonisphere Footage

Panic Cell has posted backstage and live footage from the main stage of the Sonisphere Festival Prague on June 19th, 2010. The video clip can be viewed below.

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Skeletonwitch Comments On Upcoming Shows

Athens, Ohio's blackened thrash warlords Skeletonwitch will start July by doing some of their own shows en route to Vancouver, BC, where they'll meet up with High On Fire for a cross Canadian trek. The tour will culminate with the band appearing at the Heavy MTL festival in Montreal, along with Slayer, Alice Cooper, Megadeth, Mastodon, and more. The band will then head out with Ozzfest where they'll be appearing on the second stage along with former tour partners Goatwhore and Saviious, and other acts.

Guitarist Scott Hedrick commented on the band's plans; "Just when you thought Skeletonwitch couldn't get any heavier we're going to eat a metric ton of bread, cheese, and beer in Europe! Fuck yes! We're heading across the pond w/ Warbringer and are being joined by Angelus Apatrida. It'll be a true 'European Bangover.' Of course, that is directly following the juggernaut of American heavy music festivals, Ozzfest, which we are proud to be a part of. The opportunity to play alongside greats such as Ozzy and Rob Halford is a bit of a mindfuck for us. It's going to be a blast.

"Since I seem to be working in reverse.......We're kicking off our summer touring in July with High on Fire, Russian Circles, and Priestess in Canada. It's going to be a lot of metal, a lot of traveling, and a lot of drinking, and we wouldn't have it any other way. Black t-shirt, white van. Heavy metal on the road. Thanks to everyone for the support! Come out and see us. We'll party!" More...

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Gaia Epicus To Support Killing Machine

Norway's Gaia Epicus has issued the following update about supporting Killing Machine on an upcoming U.K. tour:

"Gaia Epicus is confirmed to play as support for Killing Machine. KM has x-members of Slayer, Testament, Stratovarius, Evergray. This will be the second time Gaia Epicus do a tour in the UK, but this time it's bigger and better. The band will play 11 shows from Sept 16th to 26th. This will be a part of The Dark Tour to promote the upcoming album. The other support band will be Sworn Amongst."

The upcoming Gaia Epicus tour dates are as follows:

9/16 2010 O2 Academy Islington London, United Kingdom
9/17 2010 Talking Heads Southampton, UNITED KINGDOM
9/18 2010 The Rescue Rooms Nottingham, UNITED KINGDOM
9/19 2010 O2 Academy Birmingham, UNITED KINGDOM
9/20 2010 Moho Live Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM
9/21 2010 02 Academy Liverpool, UNITED KINGDOM
9/22 2010 The Well Leeds, UNITED KINGDOM
9/23 2010 02 Academy Newcastle, UNITED KINGDOM
9/24 2010 Ivory Black Glasgow, Scotland, UNITED KINGDOM
9/25 2010 West Coast Bar Margate, Kent, UNITED KINGDOM
9/26 2010 Bierkeller Bristol, UNITED KINGDOM
12/3 2010 Canarias Hard & Heavy Meeting - El Duke’s Playa del Ingles, Spain, ES
12/4 2010 Canarias Hard & Heavy Meeting - El Duke’s Playa del Ingles, Spain, ES

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Agnostic Front Issues Drummer Update

Agnostic Front has checked in with the following announcement about recruiting touring drummers to perform with the band during their upcoming live shows:

"Good news is that finally Pokey was released from hospital in France and on his way (plains, trains and automobiles)! Back home to recuperate and rehab his injury! Also, we worked really hard with Dominik on drums and will be beginning the rest of the tour today in Denmark! It's been a crazy week! And we can use a good hardcore gathering to move forward!

"For the Mexico tour we are happy to say that Steve Gallo will be filling in on drums and helping out through this crisis! So Mexico we will be there! Most important, we are cheering for Pokey for a good and quick recovery to join us again for our Europe August tour! Pokey get well soon!"

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Brian Posehn To Host Headbanger's Ball

Comedian / actor Brian Posehn will host the next episode of MTV2’s “Headbanger’s Ball” this coming Monday, June 28th. During the hour-long show, Brian will be discussing his new album "Fart And Wiener Jokes" while playing some of his favorite music videos. “Headbanger’s Ball” airs Monday nights (Tuesday mornings) at 3:00 am EST on MTV2.

Brian Posehn recently premiered the first video from his new album Fart And Wiener Jokes, for the track “More Metal Than You”, online now via his MySpace page. The fully animated video was developed by Brian Musikoff (Manual Comics) and John Kuramoto (Phoobis). Brian recorded “More Metal Than You” with a host of musical guests including Scott Ian, Joey Vera, John Tempesta, Mark Osegueda, Brett Anderson, Brendon Small, and Mark Morton.

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Colossus Announces U.S. Tour

North Carolina's Colossus is setting out on the road on July 8th, and will continue on through July until the 24th. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

7/8 Virginia Beach, VA at Regal Beagle
7/9 Baltimore, MD at Golden West Cafe
7/10 Brooklyn, NY at The Acheron
7/11 Philadelphia, PA at The Trocadero
7/13 Pittsburgh, PA at The Smiling Moose
7/14 Columbus, OH at The Carabar
7/15 Ferndale, MI at The Loving Touch
7/16 Chicago, IL at Ronnie's
7/17 Indianapolis, IN at The Melody Inn
7/19 Newport, KY at Southgate House
7/20 Johnson City, TN at The Hideaway
7/21 Birmingham, AL at Bottletree Cafe
7/22 Marietta, GA at Swayze's
7/23 Athens, GA at Caledonia Lounge
7/24 Myrtle Beach, SC at The Basement

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Mastodon Streaming New Track From "Jonah Hex" EP

Six of the Mastodon created tracks from the "Jonah Hex" movie score will be released on an exclusive EP June 29th, 2010 via iTunes and other digital outlets. But to tide you over until them, Stereogum has uploaded the premier of Mastodon's song "Indian Theme." The new track is available for streaming via this location.

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Exmortus Announces New Lineup

After two years of touring, Los Angeles based neo-classical death metal unit Exmoruts is back on the war path and getting ready to head into the studio to record a follow up to the band's debut album "In Hatred’s Flame." Since the departure of former vocalist and guitarist Balmore earlier this year, Exmortus has recruited new guitarist Sean Redline while lead shredder/songwriter Conan has also taken over vocal duties.

The band has recorded a two-track demo to give fans a taste of what to expect from the new line up and the yet-unnamed new album is tentatively scheduled for release during spring 2011. You can preview the first track entitled “Entombed with the Pharaohs” on the band’s Myspace profile. Catch Exmoruts live at these upcoming events:

7/24 Riverside, CA @ Masters of Disasters 3 at Common Ground
7/31 Tempe, AZ @ Keep Metal Alive at Club Red
8/7 Escondido, CA @ Metaphor Café w/ VEKTOR

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Pin-Up Went Down To Release New Album

"342," the second album from French avant-garde metal act Pin-Up Went Down will be released through Ascendance Records on June 28th 2010. The new track "Vaginaal Nathrakh" off the upcoming album also features Andy Schmidt from German band Disillusion. Sample Pin-Up Went Down tracks are available for streaming via the band's official MySpace page.

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Benjamin Woods Comments On Flametal Album

Benjamin Woods' band Flametal will release the album "Heavy Mellow" on July 6th via Flametal Records. "This is a Flamenco Guitar tribute album to some of the great Metal masterpieces,” says Woods. “It is definitely a different album from the other Flametal releases and is more of a solo effort that is a very powerful to play live. Although the songs are very dark, everyone gets it, even your Mom."

"I had to use all my Flamenco knowledge to play these metal favorites without losing the integrity so I picked great songs with great melodies. On some songs I sped up the tempo, dropped a verse or created a new solo version only slightly changing the arrangements,” explains Woods. “The King Diamond song was a great challenge to put into the 12/8 time Flamenco rhythm of Bulerias, and the solo was definitely fun, but a bitch to learn on the Spanish guitar. The Megadeth tune was difficult to create melodies from Mustaine's vocal grunts and growls, but cool how it fit into the slithery rhythm of Tanguillos. I was very fortunate to have Steve Stevens do some nylon and electric guitar solos on my original tune 'Cursed.' It's a raw preview of what the next original Flametal album will be with many great guest artists featured."

You can check out Flametal tracks via the band's MySpace page.

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Black Tide Posts Studio Footage

Florida-based act Black Tide is recording the follow up to the band's Interscope Records debut "Light From Above" at Spin Studios in New York. Black Tide has now posted a brief studio video update, which can be viewed below.

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Rob Zombie To Host Monday Night RAW

This Monday, June 28th Rob Zombie will be hosting WWE's Monday Night RAW before heading out to the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. Check your local listings for show times and channels in your area. Rob Zombie recently came off the "Gruesome Twosome" tour with Alice Cooper, which was in support of the band's latest album, "Hellbilly Deluxe 2."

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Misery Index To Host Radio Show Tomorrow

Misery Index bassist / vocalist Jason Netherton will be guest hosting “Revenge of the Riff” on Classic 98Rock tomorrow, Saturday June 26th, from 9:00 to 11:00 pm EST. 98Rock HD2 is a high-definition station owned by WIYY 97.9 in Baltimore, MD. Netherton will be on-air for the full two-hours, with host Christoff, having control of the play list while discussing the latest Misery Index news. “Revenge of the Riff” can be heard every Saturday evening on Classic 98Rock HD2, the 98Rock iPhone app, or streamed online at this location.

Misery Index has just completed a month-long US tour alongside Dying Fetus and are preparing for summer festival dates. The band is among the headliners at this year’s Central Illinois Metalfest as well as the Obscene Extreme Festival. The band's new album "Heirs To Thievery" was released last month and is currently streaming in its entirety here.

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New Metal Tracks Available On Rock Band This Week

It's almost the weekend again, and that means new additions to the Rock Band Network to get your head banging before that terrible Monday rolls around. The most notable metal additions to this week's lineup are Meshuggah, Demon Hunter, and Wargasm. The complete list of new songs, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:

The Apples in Stereo - "Dream About the Future"
Zoo Seven - "Painted"
Meshuggah - "Bleed"
Steel Train - "Turnpike Ghost"
XTT - "Cookie Monster"
Kiev - "Crooked Strings"
Rebelution - "Bright Side of Life"
Demon Hunter - "The World is a Thorn"
Made Avail - "Bury You Slowly"
The New Pornographers - "Crash Years"
Todd Thibaud - "Three Words"
RX Bandits - "Bled To Be Free (The Operation)"
The Raspberry Ants - "Janie"
Free Electric State - "Six Is One"
Jonathan Coulton - "Mandelbrot Set"
SexTon - "A Better Forever"
SOil - "The Lesser Man"
Wargasm - "Engine"
Spiral Trance - "The Me You See"
Charmaine - "Run" More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Ozzy vs. Jesus

Slash (ex-Guns N Roses, Velvet Revolver) will be getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. A compliment to his body of work, but backhanded at best given he is part of a list that includes Ed O’Neil (Al Bundy) and Neil Patrick-Harris (Doogie Howser)… More...

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Robb Flynn Records Tribute To Debbie Abono

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn has recorded audio and video of an acoustic cover of BLACK SABBATH's "Die Young" song from the classic "Heaven and Hell" album for free download in tribute to the late Debbie Abono, who sadly passed away on the same day as legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio. In a statement made at the beginning of the video (which was recorded the day after Debbie's passing and which can be viewed at this location), Robb says, "I don't know why I recorded this song, it doesn't really have relevance to Debbie or Dio, but I was sad and depressed and it was the only thing that made sense in the world."

There are no plans to officially release Flynn's version of "Die Young," but an MP3 version of the track is available for free download at the MACHINE HEAD web site, www.machinehead1.com.

Debbie Abono, a well-respected and much-loved manager and promotional machine behind some of San Francisco Bay Area's strongest metal bands (POSSESSED, FORBIDDEN, EXODUS, VIO-LENCE, SKINLAB), passed away on May 16 at approximately 9:59 a.m. PST after a battle with cancer. She was 80 years old. More...

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As I Lay Dying Video Interview Available

Hopetik Art recently conducted a video interview with Tim Lambesis of As I Lay Dying at the 2010 edition of France's Hellfest. Footage from the interview can be viewed below.

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Mortal Infinity Offering EP As Free Download

German thrash act Mortal Infinity has issued the following announcement about offering the band's new three song EP as a free MP3 download:

"Hello Guys! Our free download campaign was a big success. So we decided to put up our EP completely for free download! Check out our lastfm page for downloading and discussion! And feel free to post a shout at this location. Thanks for your support! Stay thrashin'!"

The band's music is also available for streaming via the Mortal Infinity MySpace page.

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Enemynside Posts Studio Footage

Italy's Enemynside has posted several video clips from the band's time in the recording studio, which can be viewed below.

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Fallen Martyr Posts More Album Teaser Videos

Fallen Martyr has posted two guitar solo videos and a second teaser clip for the band's upcoming debut full-length album, which is due out in early 2011. The first video can be viewed below and the rest are found after the jump.

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August Burns Red Posts Second Tour Report

Pennsylvania's August Burns Red has checked in with the following second tour report from the band's shows in Japan:

"Saturday morning we got up around 9 AM and headed with Geess to the train station where we took the bullet train from Osaka to Tokyo. By car that is about a 9 hour drive, but it took us less than three hours by train. The bullet train ruled. It was whisper quiet, silky smooth, and fast as can be. I believe we were traveling at about 180 miles an hour.

"I had heard a lot about Tokyo and was really anxious to spend some time there. Tokyo has about 11 million people living there. Imagine NYC but in Japan. That’s the best I can explain it. We took a subway from the train station to the Tokyo equivalent of Time Square. It was a complete zoo. People everywhere. There was even a protest going on with a guy on a podium yelling through a megaphone and people holding signs up everywhere. I loved it.

"That night we played a show that was not part of the Geki Rock Fes. The show was in a cool little spot in downtown Tokyo called Shibuya Cyclone. We played with a Japanese band called United. They’re a thrash metal band who have put out 9 records since forming in 1990. Quite a career! It was an honor to play with and meet those guys. The show at Cyclone was one of the hottest shows in ABR history. I played the entire set barefoot with mesh shorts and no shirt. I seldom wear shorts and I never take off my shirt on stage. That’s how hot it was. I almost felt bad for the crowd having to endure those conditions. We were later told that the club was approximately 110 degrees, and about 40 people over capacity, not to mention unbelievably humid. Like raining from the ceiling humid. More...

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Gorath To Play Eindhoven Metal Meeting

Belgian black metallers Gorath have checked in with the following announcement about performing at this year's edition of the Dutch Eindhoven Metal Meeting:

"Confirmed for Eindhoven Metal Meeting. On December 17 Eindhoven skies will turn black as Gorath will play on Eindhoven Metal Meeting, an annual indoor festival, this year lead by Immortal, Kreator, Exodus, Death Angel, Mayhem, Katatonia, Pestilence, Rotting Christ, Severe Torture and many more!"

Additional details on the festival can be found at this location.

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Never Before Seen Footage of Death Posted Online

A brand new, never-before-seen video clip of DEATH making their first-ever music video for “Lack of Comprehension” has been posted online now at this location (also below). This three-minute clip was shot and edited by band manager Eric Greif and comes from a forthcoming film documenting the making of the David Bellino directed “Lack of Comprehension” video. Additional information on the film’s release will be made available shortly.

DEATH has recently seen the bulk of the band’s catalog made available for the first time digitally. It’s legendary albums "Scream Bloody Gore," "Leprosy," "Spiritual Healing," "Human," "Individual Thought Patterns," and "The Sound Of Perseverance" are available now at this location.

Relapse are also preparing to release an expanded version of the classic debut album, "The Fragile Art Of Existence," from Chuck Schuldiner’s progressive heavy metal band CONTROL DENIED in late 2010 as well as the first-ever collection by his pre-DEATH project MANTAS. The expanded version of "The Fragile Art of Existence" will include bonus tracks, extra band photography, expanded art and packaging and more. Details on both releases are forthcoming.

A range of officially-licensed DEATH, CONTROL DENIED, and MANTAS merchandise has also been issued here. Many classic album art designs will follow in the coming months, making some highly sought-after designs available officially for the first time in years.

Guitar World Magazine has recently released a special DEATH guitar transcription issue, available exclusively at this location. The book contains eight complete guitar and bass tabs for the following DEATH songs; “Pull The Plug,”,“Zombie Ritual,” “Together As One,” “Spiritual Healing,” “Flesh and the Power It Holds,” “Crystal Mountain,” “The Philosopher,” and “Scavenger of Human Sorrow.” All songs were transcribed by Guitar World’s ace transcription team and are note-for-note accurate. The book also features the complete life and times of Chuck Schuldiner, including interview with those who knew him best.

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Dark Hound Announces Farewell Show For Singer

Nashville metal band Dark Hound has announced their final show with singer Frank Serafine. The farewell show is scheduled for July 22 at the Muse. Here are the details:

Dark Hound
Frank The Fuck Out
Montezuma Fire Machine
Clorange

$5 advance presale tickets (available from any band member or at www.themusenashville.com), $7 at the door. Doors open at 7, first band on at 8.

This is going to be the last show Dark Hound will be playing for some time, and the band plans to retire the songs "Dark Hound" and "Paint It White." They will also be announcing their new guitarist at this show.

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Vindensang Completes Work On New Album

Black ambient metal band VINDENSANG have finally completed their debut full-length, collecting seventy minutes' worth of "atmospheric, introspective forest hymns and paeans to the beauty of nature and intensities of human emotions." "Juxtaposing the dark ambiance of black metal with the gentle strains of neo-folk and muted tones of cold, dark rock, VINDENSANG have created something quite special and even more impossible to describe," states the press release.

The album's concept, as described by mainman J. Neblock is "a musical odyssey into the mind and body of the labyrinth traveler at the threshold of his or her own death; approaching the terminus- the point in both time and space at which one's energies are purged from the confines of the cage-like human body and released again back into the cosmos."

Three years in the making, "Terminus: Rebirth in Eight Parts…" was conceived, written, and recorded by J. Neblock at Woodland Studios, between September of 2005 and August of 2008, and was mixed by Neblock himself. The album was mastered by Glenn Barratt at MorningStar Studios, during September 2008, with additional help from Dave Gerhart.

Here's the "Terminus: Rebirth in Eight Parts…" tracklisting:

I: "Prologue: The Advent of Autumn / From Infinity" (4:57)
II: "A Place Where Sand Meets Fog" (11:26)
III: "Return My Flesh and Bones to the Earth" (8:34)
IV: "Ashes and Memories" (5:05)
V: "Dusk: Into the Glow of Nightfall" (11:59)
VI: "Fading Light" (8:20)
VII: "The Origin: The Point of Return" (10:47)
VIII: "Epilogue: At Winter's End / To Infinity" (8:48)

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End Of Green Posts New Album Sample Online

German metal band END OF GREEN has posted the first audio sample off their new album “High Hopes In Low Places” on the band's MySpace page. The sample is 50-seconds of their new single “Goodnight Insomnia.”

The band also shot music video for the single, which will premiere shortly. Photos from the video can be seen here and here.

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Anal Cunt Splits With Guitarist

Controversial Massachusetts based grindcore veterans Anal Cunt has announced that they have parted ways with guitarist Josh Martin. Frontman Seth Putnam will be handling guitar duties while the band decides on whether or not to hire a new guitarist, leaving Anal Cunt as a duo consisting of Putnam and drummer Tim Morse.

In other Anal Cunt news, the band has posted two new songs online from their forthcoming new "cock rock" album, "Fuckin' A." You can check out the songs, "Fuck Yeah" and "Cranking My Bands Demo On A Box At The Beach" by heading to their official Myspace. The band will also be releasing another album, which is more in the vein of their usual style, later this year, which is entitled, "Same Old Shit."

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Kreator Posts New Music Video Online

German thrash metal veterans Kreator has posted their new music video online for the song, "Destroy What Destroys You." You can check it out below. The song comes from the group's latest studio album, "Hordes Of Chaos," which will soon be re-released as a special box set on July 13th in North America and July 12th in Europe. The box will feature the "Hordes Of Chaos" album, as well as a bonus CD that contains demos and covers of the bands Slime and Bad Religion, a high quality 12 page photobook, a voucher for the Kreator web store, a poster, a sticker and a photocard. More...

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