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Metal News for June 27, 2011

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30 news articles posted on this day.

Interview

Abysmal Dawn Talks North American Tour

Abysmal Dawn is currently on the road for a Metalunderground.com sponsored tour, slaughtering the masses with its own breed of death metal alongside other genre heavyweights Hate Eternal, Origin, and Vital Remains. As the band continues its trek across North America, front man Charles Elliot took out some time from the madness of touring to discuss the shows so far and how the crowds have reacted to each of the performing bands.

In the interview below you can find Charles' thoughts as he delves into the writing process for the band's latest album "Leveling the Plane of Existence," Abysmal Dawn's plans for upcoming material, the controversial new Morbid Angel album, and his new band Bewilderbiest. More...

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Nuestros Derechos Recording New Album

Dutch thrashers Nuestros Derechos are currently recording their first full-length album at Bunt's Studios in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The band has already finished the drum parts for all 12 tracks and is now recording guitars, bass, and vocals. Mixing will be done in August and the album, yet untitled, is slated for a release later this year.

Nuestros Derechos has also posted the first studio pics online through Facebook at this location.

Like the band's previous release, 2008's EP "Struggling With the Dark," Menno Bakker will be at the helm as studio engineer and producer. Mastering duties were handled by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.

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Ozzy Osbourne Comments On Canceling Graspop Show

A statement from Ozzy Osbourne's publicist has been posted explaining the cancellation of his Graspop appearance. The message reads as follows:

"We regret to announce that Ozzy Osbourne has been forced to cancel Saturday evening's performance at Graspop Metal Meeting. Regretfully, Ozzy has severe laryngitis and his doctor has ordered an immediate 72 hours vocal rest before further evaluation. We wish him all the best of course!"

Ozzy himself also added: "I was so looking forward to performing at the legendary Graspop Metal Meeting. It really pains me to let people down and it is with great disappointment that I am unable to perform for the great fans of Belgium."

You can also check out backstage footage from Ozzy Osbourne's June 13th, 2011 appearance in Oberhausen, Germany by heading over to this location.

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Kunvuk Announces New Drummer

Australian unhinged metallers Kunvuk have announced the addition of Virgile Coste to the group’s ranks. A message from the band reads as follows:

"We have found the most incredible drummer in this insanely dynamic Frenchman. The songs from our debut album are sounding absolutely crushing with him and the new songs are shaping up to be incredible shape-shifting, teeth-crushing experiments in ferocious annoyance. Our band now wholly contains three members from three different continents: Europe, South America and Australia. Damn! We couldn’t be more pumped!"

“Hypochondriac,” the first music video from Kunvuk is also available for viewing by heading over to this location.

Kunvuk's “Immute: Jackals” album was recorded, engineered, mixed and produced by the band's lead guitarist/vocalist David Hart and mastered by Rick O'Neil at Turtlerock Mastering. The album was released as a two-disc, DVD-sized, eight-panel digipack with 24-page booklet. The first disc contained 12 new compositions rallying from the brink of insanity to the pinnacle of clarity. Coupled with this was a second disc which contained the reconstructed, re-recorded, remixed, and remastered version of the band's demo EP, "The Gone Mekanik Anticipation Demonstration."

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Lazarus A.D. To Headline North American Tour

Wisconsin metallers Lazarus A.D. are set to hit the road on the their first headlining tour with the band taking on local support at each stop. The "No Prisoners No Mercy Tour" takes the group through NYC, Montreal, Toronto, Chicago, Baltimore, and more on this 14 date run kicking off in Rochester, NY on July 22nd. The band’s July 24th stop in Montreal at the Heavy MTL Festival sees Lazarus A.D. playing with the likes of KISS, Motörhead, Anthrax, and Children of Bodom just to name a few.

Vocalist Jeff Paulick comments: “Heading back out on the road, finally we are headlining. Are we big enough to headline who knows and who the fuck cares. We finally get a chance to play all the songs we have wanted to play for a long time. This isn’t going to be some shit ass 20 minute set you can count on it. See you all at the show we can’t wait to party with everyone on the road.”

The currently announced dates are as follows:

July 22 Rochester, NY Montage Music Hall
July 23 Auburn, ME Velvet Underground
July 24 Montreal, Canada Parc-Jean Drapeau – Heavy MTL Festival
July 25 Toronto, Canada Hard Luck
July 26 Buffalo, NY Broadway Joe's
July 27 Kingston, NY The Basement
July 28 Albany, NY Bogies
July 29 Trenton, NJ Championship Bar and Grill
July 30 New York, NY The Gramercy Theatre
July 31 Frederick, MD Krug’s Place
Aug 01 Baltimore, MD Talking Head
Aug 02 Cleveland, OH Peabody's
Aug 03 Chicago, IL Reggie Rock club
Aug 06 Thornville, OH Woodshock Festival More...

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So Hideous, My Love… Streaming New EP Title Track

Today Decibel Magazine is hosting an exclusive stream of “To Clasp A Fallen Wish With Broken Fingers,” the title track from So Hideous, My Love…’s recently unleashed EP. Released via Play The Assassin on June 21 in a limited run of 250 copies (on snow white and blood red 10? vinyl), "To Clasp A Fallen Wish With Broken Fingers" serves as the companion piece to 2008’s self-released album, "I Balance A Daydream On An Edge Of A Knife."

To check out the title track, point your browser over to this location.

The band has also announced the addition of Kevorikian drummer Danny Moncada and bassist Dan Galante to its official lineup. Moncada formerly played for NY death metal outfit Regain The Heart Condemned while Galante comes from Long Island grindcore outfit Lobster Apocalypse. The new lineup – Moncada and Galante, alongside composer/guitarists Brandon Cruz and Jack Marshall – will play the first of many upcoming shows next month:

7/25/2011 The Charleston – Brooklyn, NY w/ Welkin Dusk

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Malefice Streaming New Song

Malefice is set to release the new album "Awaken The Tides" in Europe on July 15th, the U.K. on July 18th, and North America on August 2nd via Metal Blade Records. After previously posting the title track online, Malefice is now streaming another new song online titled "Delirium."

You can check out "Delirium" by heading over to the Metal-hammer.de website.

The "Awaken the Tides" track listing and artwork can be viewed below.

1. Awaken The Tides
2. Delirium
3. Dead in the Water
4. Minutes
5. Baying For Blood
6. Blessed/Cursed
7. The Day the Sky Fell
8. Out Numbered Out Gunned
9. Flood of Red
10. The Haunting More...

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Paul Allender Video Interview Posted Online

Heavy Worlds has posted a video interview online with Cradle of Filth guitarist Paul Allender, which was conducted at Gods of Metal in Milan. You can check out the video interview in the clip below.

In other Cradle of Filth news, the band posted a music video online for the song "Lillith Immaculate," which can be found here, or you can read Metalunderground.com's interview with Paul Allendar from last year at this location.

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Otep Confronts Rabid Crowd In Springfield, VA

What really attracted me to this show, in addition to the prospect of multiple interviews, was the sheer diversity of the tour package. It was assembled as a promotional tour by Victory Records to showcase some of their big and emerging rock/metal acts, and early on, I’d gathered from a mere glance at the bill that every band would sound substantially different. As it turns out, that wasn’t the half of it.

Happy coincidence placed me in the great state of Virginia, on my annual pilgrimage to my childhood roots, when Otep & Co. stopped at Jaxx in Springfield. I hadn’t been to Jaxx in eight years, so this show was more or less an extension of my nostalgic long-weekend romp through my past. To boot, Saturday, June 18th was beautiful and sunny, and the late afternoon and evening were shaping up to be quite pleasant too. I arrived early with my brother, wingman, and fellow metal fan Will “Fresh Prince” Smith as the line outside the door was beginning to form, and in due time, we’d knocked out a pair of killer interviews with Paul Ablaze and Ari Mihalopoulos – devoted fitness freaks and smiling frontmen for support acts Blackguard and Destrophy, respectively. Unfortunately, Otep herself was battling a sore throat, and her diplomatic tour manager Tristan was forced to cancel my planned interview so she could save her voice for that night’s performance. On the upside, I was promised a chance to make it up via telephone, and our names remained on the guest list.

While Jaxx hosts innumerable high-profile metal acts, it is not a large club – the capacity is considerably less than 1,000. That occasionally makes for a tight squeeze, but the atmosphere is pretty cozy and the layout is comfortably symmetrical. The small box office lobby at the venue’s rear corner leads to an open, dimly lit space with a long bar, flanked by two narrow corridors (along with two pairs of restrooms) that open up into the venue proper. At this point, you’ll find yourself standing on a raised platform that rings the stage in a horseshoe, with another bar in the center rear, and space for merch tables along the sides. Pretty standard, but streamlined and efficient. I enjoyed taking it all in and soaking up the lingering memories from my high school days, back before I could legally order a drink… That reminded me to get my ass to the bar and christen it. More...

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Trollfest Posts Metalfest 2011 Video Blog

Norwegian act Trollfest has posted the first in a three part series online chronicling the band's Metalfest 2011 trip. You can check out the first clip in the player below.

Trollfest also recently posted a music video online for the song "Die Verdammte Hungersnot," which can be found by heading over to this location.

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Orchid's Curse Posts New Music Video

Nova Scotia based metal act Orchid's Curse has posted a music video online for "It Was The Darkest Day We'd Never See / The Workhorse Walks Alone," which is taken from the album "Voices: The Tales of Broken Men." You can check out the clip below.

Orchid's Curse was also previously highlighted in the Nova Scotia edition of Metalunderground.com's "Unearthing the Metal Underground" column, which can be found here.

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Opeth Guitarist Comments On Recording New Album

After frontman Mikael Akerfeldt of Opeth recently commented on the new album "Heritage" through several interviews, guitarist Fredrick Åkesson has now spoken with PureGrainAudio.com about the release. An excerpt from the interview can be found below.

PGA: You are releasing your second album with Opeth, Heritage. Did you find it easier this time around, then when working on Watershed?

Fredrik: Yeah in a way it was a relaxed recording and we were well prepared. Recording with Jan was different to who has been in the studio since '73. We wanted to do an honest and organic album and I think we managed to do that.

PGA: Where did the name Heritage come from?

Fredrik: Mike came up with the title. It suits the record because of the more vintage approach we have on Heritage sound-wise and some Swedish folk tones that we consider our heritage.

PGA: Can you give some insight about Heritage?

Fredrik: Opeth has always been keen on not repeating ourselves. Heritage has a unique sound, but is still very dark and intense and I think it's still very much Opeth, but different.

PGA: During the making of Heritage were there any certain bands or musicians that might have influenced you?

Fredrik: Yes, I saw Jeff Beck just before we went into the studio and also working with guest musicians Alex Acuna and Björn Json Lind was inspiring.

PGA: Recently Per Wiberg left the band. I was wondering who is the new keyboardist?

Fredrik: Joakim Svalberg. He used to play with Yngwie and Glen Hughes before. Jocke is a very ambitious guy who lives in Stockholm like the rest of us do. Great singer too. He was actually recommended by Per and I knew him since before as well.

"Heritage" is set for release on September 20th, 2011 and the track listing is as follows: More...

Read the full article at Pure Grain Audio.

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Powerwolf Posts Music Video Teaser Clip

Powerwolf recently finished shooting a new music video for the track "We Drink Your Blood," which is taken from the upcoming album "Blood of the Saints." You can now check out a trailer for the upcoming music video in the player below.

Powerwolf also recently posted a new single from the album online titled "Sanctified With Dynamite." The track can be heard here.

"Blood Of The Saints" will be released July 29th/August 1st via Metal Blade Records in Europe. The new album's track listing is as follows:

1. Agnus Dei (Intro)
2. Sanctified with Dynamite
3. We Drink Your Blood
4. Murder At Midnight
5. All We Need is Blood
6. Dead Boys Don't Cry
7. Son of a Wolf
8. Night of the Werewolves
9. Phantom of the Funeral
10. Die, Die, Crucified
11. Ira Sancti (When the saints are going wild)

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Demonical Streaming Song From Latest Album

Sweden's Demonical is currently streaming a track from the band's new album, "Death Infernal," through Hails & Horns Magazine. The song, "Black Inferno," is the third track on the album, which features nine cuts of Swedish melodic death metal. Head over here to listen to the song.

"Death Infernal" was recorded at Necromorbus Studios in Stockholm, Sweden and is the band's third full length since its inception in 2006. Demonical's campaign to promote the album has them performing at Germany's Summer Breeze Festival in August, the Rites of Darkness Festival in San Antonio, TX in December and much more to be announced.

"Death Infernal" will be released in North America on July 19th and the track listing is as follows:

1. The Arrival of Armageddon
2. Return in Flesh
3. Black Inferno
4. Ravenous
5. March for Victory
6. Through Hellfire
7. All Will Perish (The Final Liberation)
8. Slain Warriors
9. Darkness Awaits

The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

20.08 2011 GER - Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze Festival
30.09 2011 IND - Darjeeling - Underground Unleashed Festival
02.10 2011 THA - Bangkok - The Rock Pub
21.10 2011 SPA - Zaragoza - Ultimatum
09.12 2011 USA - San Antonio TX - Rites of Darkness Festival

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Amon Amarth Releases New Music Video

BlankTV has premiered Amon Amarth's new video for "Destroyer of the Universe," which is off the band's latest release "Surtur Rising." The live video was shot on the band's May 6th stop in Philadelphia, PA at the Theatre Of Living Arts by director David Brodsky of MyGoodEye.

“This time around we wanted to catch the energy and atmosphere of a live show, so we simply went for a live video. We look forward to get back to North America in August to continue and fulfill the ‘Evening’ tour, meanwhile enjoy the video.” comments guitarist Olavi Mikkonen.

AMON AMARTH returns to North America for the second leg of the “An Evening with AMON AMARTH” tour in August. Scheduled to kick off in Vancouver on August 4, the trek will ravage its way through 21 cities, including several Canadian venues, and come to a close in Boise, ID on September 3. The first set will again feature the band performing the recently-released, critically-acclaimed "Surtur Rising" album in its entirety while the second will offer up mixed bag of tunes from their extensive catalog.

An Evening with AMON AMARTH
8/04/2011 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
8/06/2011 MacEwen Hall – Calgary, AB
8/07/2011 Edmonton Events Centre – Edmonton, AB
8/08/2011 Odeon – Saskatoon, SK
8/09/2011 The Garrick Centre – Winnipeg, MB
8/12/2011 The Phoenix Theatre – Toronto, ON
8/13/2011 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
8/14/2011 Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC
8/16/2011 Mr. Small’s – Millvale, PA
8/17/2011 St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI
8/19/2011 Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD
8/20/2011 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
8/21/2011 Water Street Music Hall – Rochester, NY
8/23/2011 Expo Five – Louisville, KY
8/24/2011 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
8/26/2011 House of Blues – Houston, TX
8/27/2011 House of Blues – Dallas, TX
8/29/2011 Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
8/31/2011 House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
9/01/2011 House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
9/02/2011 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
9/03/2011 The Knitting Factory - Boise, ID

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X Japan Promo Video Released

With MTV/Iggy calling it "epic," "Jade," the long-awaited new single from X Japan, one of the most influential rock bands in Japanese history, will be released in North America, Europe and Latin America tomorrow, Tuesday, June 28, in all digital formats. "Jade" is the first track from the band's English debut album, currently in the final stages of recording.

"This is a years-long dream of X Japan's, to release a record in the Americas and in Europe," said Yoshiki, X Japan's leader/producer/songwriter/drummer/pianist. "Music is very powerful, and we believe it can help us bridge the gap between east and west. We hope that 'Jade' will be the first step."

Written and produced by Yoshiki and mixed by Andy Wallace, "Jade" was recorded in both Japan and at Yoshiki's Los Angeles studio, the same studio where Metallica recorded its classic Black album before Yoshiki bought it and turned it into a private facility. More...

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Zora Posts New Song Online

Italian death metal act Zora has posted a new song online titled "Slave of Mind," which is off the band's upcoming new full-length album "Scream Your Hate." You can check out the song in the clip below.

Additional details on Zora, and more songs available for streaming, can be found by heading over to the band's Facebook page.

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Unearthing The Nashville Cover Band Underground

How far down have you dug into the Nashville metal scene? NOT FAR ENOUGH. They don’t call Nashville “Music City” for nothing, after all. For this week’s Unearthing the Metal Underground, we dig a little deeper than Part 1 and Part 2 to really get into the muddy fun area of cover bands.

Five-time chart-topping Country singer Rodney Atkins has a guitarist in his crew named Phil Shouse who, alongside being a monstrous guitar player, moonlights as Shredward Dan Halen in "The Mighty Dan Halen." Shouse, alongside Taylor Swift’s bassist, Kelly Clarkson’s drummer, and a guitarist formerly with Shooter Jennings all gave a stellar performance covering Metallica and Megadeth at the first of a series of explosive Nashville cover band shows known as, “Metal At The Mercy”. The drummer for The Reverend Horton Heat also played in other acts on the bill. These people could have (and actually have) all played on the legendary stage of the Grand Ole Opry the very night before donning metal gear and melting faces at a metal cover show.

What do you do with your down time if you’re a Nashville big shot? Play metal, apparently. This week, we take a look at one Nashville cover band and one Nashville festival of sorts for metal cover bands. More...

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Moonspell: Seduction Game Essential For New Album

Gothic metal act Moonspell has been tight-lipped about the band's upcoming album and follow-up to 2008's "Night Eternal." The band has now posted a lengthy updated on Facebook regarding the album and the band's recent festival appearances. The new album's initials will be "AN" (no full title has been revealed yet) and it is currently expected to drop in 2012. You can read the complete post from Moonspell below, in which the band explains why it has given no concrete information on the release until now.

"Dear everyone, it's great to witness day by day the growth of our community here in the FB, especially in these official profile. Together with myspace, all the other groups and unofficial, but highly valued, pages and profiles we are now able to get more people into the spell while keeping them up to date with all that is going on the Moonspell field.

"We might appear silent sometimes but it's just that we have our souls and attentions very focused in the two main things in this time period:

- Our Summer festival tour
- Our new album

"Some news and reflections about both: Summer festivals: so far, so good! We just came back from yet another fantastic reception at the great Graspop festival in Dessel, Belgium. It was the fifth time we were graced with an invitation to play and the Marquee 1 was the perfect stage and atmosphere to deliver what we called a 'vintage' set comprised only of Wolfheart and Irreligious song. For us and for the crowd was quite of a powerfully atmospheric communion and our hearts were filled when we came offstage. It was great to meet so many friends from other bandas (Cradle, Lacuna, Amorphis, Tryptikon), and sometimes it felt we were on a high school meeting, not able to give a step without bumping into a hug or someone to greet. More...

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Solitude Aeturnus Announces "In Times Of Solitude"

Massacre Records has issued the following announcement about Solitude Aeturnus releasing "In Times of Solitude" in July:

"On July 15th, Solitude Aeternus is going to release 'In Times Of Solitude.' With this release they close an essential gap in their discography.

"The legendary 'Justice For All' demo cassette from 1988 will be made available to everybody by John Perez himself. The material was remastered and four more rare bonus tracks from those early days were added. The release is completed by an extensive booklet with rare photos and liner notes making this one a must-have for fans of the band and for those who dig doom metal of the 80s and 90s!"

The "In Times Of Solitude" track listing is as follows:

1. It Came Upon One Night
2. Transcending Sentinels
3. Into Battle
4. Sojourner
5. Where Angels Dare To Tread
6. Rememberance Of A Life
7. And Justice For All
8. Sojourner
9. Mirror Of Sorrow More...

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Last Winter Streaming Three New Songs

Last Winter is currently streaming three new songs online from the band's upcoming album "The Heart & The Broken Compass." You can check out the new tracks "CopperBones," "Nightlaunch," and "Northern Lights" by heading over to band's Pure Volume page.

"The Heart & The Broken Compass" is set to be released on July 25th in Europe and on August 2nd in North America through Lifeforce Records.

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Netherbird Announces Upcoming Live Shows

Netherbird has issued the following announcement about an upcoming U.K. show and an appearance at the Romanian Samfest:

"Netherbird is now confirmed for our first UK show at The Unicorn on Saturday 8th of October. More info and full line up for the gig will be posted here. Netherbird will gig for the first time in Romania on Friday 8th of July at Samfest in Romania. More info on this Facebook event is at this location."

Netherbird is also offering the "Monument Black Colossal" album as a free download. Details are available by heading over here.

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Saltatio Mortis Comments On Upcoming Wacken Show

Saltatio Mortis has issued the following statement about performing at the upcoming Wacken Open Air 2011 festival:

"In six weeks it's that time again, we play on one of the most legendary metal festivals - Wacken. Of course, we look forward to seeing you Friday night to welcome to the equally legendary party days.

"Of course we are also playing a song from the new CD 'Storm of paradise' for you, but that's not all: we will get even a prominent visitor. The Queen of Metal will also be at Wacken, and has just committed spontaneously to a short visit. So we look forward to Salome together with Doro!

"With anticipation, your minstrels."

More information on the Wacken Open Air festival can be found here. In other Saltatio Mortis news, you can check out a teaser clip from the band's new "10 Years Of Wild And Free" DVD by heading over to this location.

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Masterpiece Working On New Album

Brazilian act Masterpiece has issued the following announcement about working on a new album:

"Hi there, as you may be aware, Masterpiece is recording a new album. What you may not realize is that now we are going to the end of this production. So…

"If you like rock, if you like guitar riffs, if you like strong vocals and chorus you have to be prepared! And if you really like all these thing I just mentioned you need to check what Regisson Silva has to tell you! Find out more about it in the clip below...

"We are sure you will love that. BE MASTERPIECE! BE METAL!!"

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Maryland Death Fest IX Day Three

The ninth annual edition of the Maryland Deathfest has grown into a four day affair, spanning Thursday night, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. Despite a last minute scare with Sonar possibly closing down, the even took place at Sonar, with the outdoor stages at either end of a closed off Saratoga Street.

This year, Metalunderground.com writer Emily Hingle (aka Buick McKane) was on hand for the entire festival (you can read her reports from day 1 and day 2) and Doug Gibson (aka deathbringer) was present on Saturday.

After an adventurous drive around the venue a few times trying to figure out how to reach the parking lot with Saratoga Street closed off, I finally arrived in time to see Creative Waste’s set. Sonar is a dark venue at any time, but entering from the afternoon sunlight, it seemed pitch black and took a few minutes to adjust.

Creative Waste took the stage and their sound was painfully loud. And they’re only a three-piece band, with a vocalist, guitarist and drummer - no bassist. The Saudi band described themselves as grindcore, but sounded more like a very hardcore influenced brand of metal. The music wasn’t my thing and the excessive volume that was not pleasant even with ear plugs sealed the deal for me.

Mammoth Grinder took the stage next, and I didn’t recognize them at first. The first few songs sounded a bit thin and reminded me of Prong, who while I enjoy, always had a weaker sound as a 3-piece. A few songs into their set, things got heavier and thrashier, evoking thoughts of Slayer. Then I recognized them as the band I saw at SXSW earlier this year. The remainder of their set was fast and heavy and made Mammoth Grinder the best band I witnessed on the inside stage that day. More...

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Into Eternity Posts New Studio Clips Online

Regina, Saskatchewan progressive metal act Into Eternity has posted two new studio clips online. The footage features the band recording its new track, titled "Sandstorm," which is set to debut in-full sometime in July and will also be included on the group's forthcoming sixth studio album. You can check out the two studio clips below.



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Blessed By a Broken Heart Signs With Tooth & Nail

Modern glam metallers Blessed By a Broken Heart have announced that it has signed on with Tooth and Nail Records for the release of its forthcoming new album. While no further details on the album were released, the band has posted the following promo video which can be viewed below.

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Suicide Silence Added To "Never Say Die!" Tour

The official lineup and concert dates have been revealed for the upcoming 2011 edition of the "Never Say Die!" tour. The European tour will now be headlined by American deathcore act Suicide Silence and will run between October 5-27th. You can check out the full list of bands and dates below.

Suicide Silence
Emmure
Deez Nuts
The Word Alive
Oceano
The Human Abstract
Vanna

10/05 Würzburg, GER – Posthalle
10/06 Leipzig, GER – Werk 2
10/07 Köln, GER – Essigfabrik
10/08 Antwerp, BEL – Trix Zaal
10/09 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 2
10/10 Cardiff, UK – Millennium Music Hall
10/11 Leeds, UK – University
10/12 London, UK – The Electric Ballroom
10/13 Paris, FRA – Cabaret Sauvage
10/14 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
10/15 Stuttgart, GER – LKA
10/16 Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
10/18 Münster, GER – Sputnikhalle
10/19 Esch, LUX – Kulturfabrik
10/20 Prague, CZE – Abatom
10/21 Kraków, POL – Rotunda
10/22 Budapest, HUN – Dürer Kert
10/23 Wien, AUT – Arena
10/24 Cesena, ITA – Vividia Club
10/25 Zürich, SWI – Dynamo
10/26 München, GER – Backstage Werk
10/27 Berlin, GER – Columbia Club

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Hatesphere Uploads Second Studio Video Blog

Hatesphere has uploaded a second video blog from band's time recording a 7th album at Anfarm Studio with producer Tue Madsen. The new clip covering the guitar recording process can be viewed below, or you can find the previously uploaded video blog by heading over here. Additional details on the upcoming album will be announced as they are made available.

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Welicoruss Announces Lineup Changes

Russia's Welicoruss has issued the following announcement about lineup changes in the band:

"In the In the autumn of 2010 the keyboard player Demid Polyansky and bass-guitarist Alexander Golovin left the group due to their occupancy in other areas. New members were searched for a long time and finally were found. Keyboard post will be held now by Boris 'Sens' Voskolovich and five thick strings will now be tortured by Alexey 'Alex' Boldin!"

Vocalist Alexey Boganov also added, "We started our work with Boris as far back as autumn and I'm fully satisfied with his approach and creative potential. This guy is the next Warman to come! Alexey joined us some later, he is responsive and positive guy, which is also very creative and skilled. At the moment we are recording our third album and every member of our group takes part. This is a distinctive feature of the new material - this music is composed by all us together. What now we get is what I really like and enjoy - it is a worthy continuation of our previous albums!"

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