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Metal News for June 26, 2011

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8 news articles posted on this day.

Black Shape Of Nexus Announces New Bassist

Drone/doom band Black Shape Of Nexus has released the band's sold out live tape, "Live in Mannheim," for free download. The live tape was originally released by Malaysian QSD Records.

In other band news, Stef (ex-Diavolo Rosso, Ghost Of Wem) has joined the group on bass. The band has reportedly already written new songs and is going to record a new full length album in
December, 2011.

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Nathrzeim Posts Single Online

Jordan based metallers Nathrzeim have posted a new single online titled "Possessed By Salvation," which can be heard in the clip below. "Possessed By Salvation" is taken from the band's upcoming album "Sickness Of Inner Divinity."

A previously posted song titled "The Future of Malicious Flesh" can be heard by navigating to this location.

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Last Eternal Breath Streaming Demo Online

Italy's Last Eternal Breath is currently streaming the band's new "From a Tormented Soul" demo online. You can listen to the demo tracks by heading over to the Last Eternal Breath Facebook profile.

The demo's track listing is as follows:

1. ...in the aeons
2. Echoes of war
3. Last eternal breath
4. Pandeistic

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Sunday Old School: Skid Row

For a band associated with the hair and glam movement of the eighties, Skid Row has spent most of their time post the "Decade of ME." Formed in 1986, it wasn't until 1989 that their debut album, the self-titled Skid Row record that mixed glam with arena rock and ballads, was released. It was that initial album that put the band on the map, but it was the subsequent albums that made this band one of the top acts of their genre.

The original Skid Row lineup was Rachel Bolan (bass) and Dave "the Snake" Sabo (guitar), Scotti Hill (guitar), drummer Rob Affuso, and Matt Fallon -- the vocalist who was quickly replaced by Sebastian Bach in early 1987. Is there any nickname better than "the Snake"? No. Do you think Dave Sabo and wrestler Jake "the Snake" Roberts ever get together? Is there a "the Snake" nickname convention? I like to think there is.

The self-titled album separated Skid Row from a group of bands that were getting more difficult to separate from. They had a little more of an edge compared to some of the other bands. If you were a male and were carrying Poison, Def Leppard, and Skid Row CDs, you would put the Skid Row CD on the top, covering the others. They were somewhere between Poison and Guns N' Roses. A little dirtier than Poison, but not quite the GN'R mess; you could sense Sebastian Bach didn't wash his hair every day.

The initial band was formed to be the next Bon Jovi. With Bach's good looks, shrieking voice and heavy band playing alongside, Skid Row was to continue making glam rock with a smile. However, during the recording of the first album something happened. Their band developed their own sound, still heavy metal pop, but with more street credentials. Despite most of the first album considered "heavy," it was the ballads, "18 And Life" and "I Remember You" that would receive air play and be known by the denim jacket crowds. Obviously Bach and company owe a thank you to all of the bands before them that made the power ballad what it was at that time. More...

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All Shall Perish Posts New Album Promo Clip

All Shall Perish has posted a new promo clip online for the band's upcoming album "This Is Where It Ends," which can be found below. The band also recently posted the first in a series of track-by-track breakdowns for the album. You can check out the track-by-track clip here.

"This is Where it Ends," All Shall Perish’s fourth full-length record, will be released on July 26th through Nuclear Blast Records. The album was recorded and mixed at Castle Ultimate Studios in Oakland with producer Zack Ohren (Decrepit Birth, Suffocation), with album art being handled by Brent Elliott White (Death Angel, Job For A Cowboy, Whitechapel).

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Ghost Performance Footage Posted Online

Footage has been posted online (courtesy of YouTube user Sodomish1) of occult rock act Ghost performing at the Sweden Rock Festival 2011. You can check out the clip in the player below.

Other footage was also recently posted online of Ghost performing at the Maryland Death Fest, and the band conducted its first video interview ever with Metalinjection, which can be found here.

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Dawn Of Disease Checks In From Metalfest

Dawn of Disease has checked in from Metalfest 2011 with a video update, which can be viewed below. The band also posted an extensive blog along with the video, available by heading over here.

Dawn of Disease also released the new album "Legends of Brutality" on April 29th, 2011. The track listing is as follows:

1. Gasping For Life (intro)
2. Above The Gods
3. Impervious Mind
4. Legends Of Brutality
5. Soul Harvest
6. When White Turns Red
7. Death Shall Be Mine
8. Justified Retaliation
9. Out Of Breath
10. Sinister Rapture
11. Bitter Fate
12. Silence Prevails (outro)

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BerserkerfoX Bassist Massimo Bonazelli Departs

Ashish of BerserkerfoX has issued a band update, including discussing the departure of bassist Massimo Bonazelli and his replacement:

"Just a short post to update you on things if you've been wondering what BerserkerfoX have been up to. We've had a bit of a lineup change over the first half of this year - bassist Massimo Bonazelli returned to Italy to address national squat related injuries, and Anannd Thambirajah's departure to complete a masters degree in corruption in Malaysia.

"In their places we have Kalani Brea on bass, who's already been out on the road with us for a number of gigs in NSW and VIC, and the newest addition on the strings, Oscar Schiesser. While getting the new crew up to speed on old tunes, we are also busy writing a heap of new songs. Not sure what they sound like right now, but an EP should be on the way to give you a taste of it...

"Since Oscar is now in Europe to camp out in Hellfest, Wacken and a whole heap of other festivals (by the way we all hope the lucky bastard gets herpes or europhillis while he is there) we are busy jamming out the new tunes and working on more material for when we return to the stage in August.

"Till then, Like! our Facebook page to stay informed of Muzzi's eating disorders. Take it easy and look after yourselves!"

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