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Metal News for June 28, 2009

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19 news articles posted on this day.

Bleeding Through Announces U.S. Tour Dates

Bleeding Through has announced the following string of tour dates alongside Carnifex, Miss May I, and Motionless in White:

8/21 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
8/22 - Farmington, NM @ Gators
8/23 - Las Vegas, NV @ [TBA]
8/24 - San Luis Obispo, CA @ Downtown Brew
8/25 - San Jose, CA @ The Urgency
8/26 - Roseburg, OR @ Riverside Grange
8/27 - Chico, CA @ [TBA]
8/28 - Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
8/29 - San Diego, CA @ Epicenter

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The Black Streaming Entire New Album Online

Pulverized Records has issued the following announcement about streaming online the entire new album by The Black:

"The much anticipated and long overdue new album entitled 'Alongside Death' from Swedish cult Black Metallers THE BLACK is now available for streaming in its entirety on the Pulverised Records Myspace page.

"The E-Card will be up on the website from 27th June 2009 till 3rd July 2009. 'Alongside Death' will hit the streets everywhere on 29th July 2009"

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Seventh Calling Begins Recording New EP

Minneapolis metal band, Seventh Calling, has issued the following update regarding the beginning of the recording of their new EP entitled "Epidemic:"

"Seventh Calling has entered into recording mode and have tapped producer, Kirk Moll (producer of supergroup, along with many more projects!) to handle the production duties for our new ep."

"The new ep 'Epidemic' will be available by mid/to late Aug., and will be sold on the road at our shows across the US, among other outlets!" More...

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Mastic Scum Enters The Studio

Austrian metal band, Mastic Scum has issued the following update on their upcoming album:

"We finally entered the studio to record our upcoming album. The last few months has been really hectic for us - in a good way - the great changes we've been going through made us push each other to perform at our very best. New material is fucking exciting, never before have we spent so much time and energy in our songs." More...

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Disdained Issues Studio Update

Serbian metal band, Disdained, has issued the following studio update:

"In the past month or so I was busy as fuck (and still am), and did not manage to keep many things up to date – including our recording sessions. As you might know, we are recording our 2nd full-length album here in Novi Sad, Serbia at Positive Family Studio. So, for the curious, here is how things are going so far:"

"The drums and bass guitars are tracked down, and finished. Zoltan & Stevan did a really impressive job by recording all this in a few days (all together took less than 2 weeks)." More...

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Blood Of Kingu Signs To Debemur Morti Productions

Ukrainian band BLOOD OF KINGU just joined the ranks of Debemur Morti Productions. The band is planning to record its second, as yet untitled, opus in the coming months. In the meantime, the first offering, "De Occulta Philosophia," will be re-issued within the next few weeks with a completely new layout and packaging.

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Hour Of Penance Re-Enlists Original Guitarist

Italy's Hour of Penance has issued the following announcement about bringing back their original guitarist:

"After an almost three-years long hiatus, HOUR OF PENANCE welcomes back the former guitarist and founder Enrico, who apparently got tired of the cold and dark Norwegian life...

"The band is now back as a quintet and will perform for the first time with the renowned line-up at the Armageddon In The Park Festival on August 1st. Join us there!

"Line up now is : Giulio Moschini - guitars, Enrico Schettino - guitars, Mauro Mercurio - Drums, Silvano Leone - Bass, Francesco Paoli - Vocals

"Soon more info about the new album to come!"

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To/Die/For Planning Reunion

Finnish gothic metallers To/Die/For announced their official breakup in April, but front man Jarno "Jape" Perätalo has issued the following announcement about plans for a reunion:


"It is JAPE here. I have been talking about things with TDF original drummer Tonmi Lillman,and also with TDF bassist Josey,and seems like there would be possibility to continue with TDF and record sixth album. But it will take some time. IF it happens it will happen in 2010 or 2011. But!!! it will happen only if TONMI is with me and Josey.We need him to create unique TDF sound.

"We do not know about guitarists yet. First we will create songs together with (Tonmi and Josey and Jape), and lets see then whos gonna be with us!

"I wrote this just give some hope for the hardcore TDF fans:) (And of course i will continue with Sundown Sindrome also!)"

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Shining Recording New Album "Shining VII"

Swedish metallers Shining have issued the following announcement about recording a new album:

"SHINING has once again entered the Slaughterhouse, to begin work on SHINING VII.

"The seventh album will take a different direction from that taken on the sixth (which incidentally we have been told will be released on the 30th June unless there are any other problems with the printers).

"Track list and samples from SHINING VII will follow as soon as we start mixing the album."

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Blutvial Streaming New Song Online

U.K. black metallers Blutvial has issued the following statement about streaming a new song on their MySpace page:

"Where D-beat and cold relentless black metal meet.....we give you the Serpent Procreation. 'I Speak of the Devil' will be out on July 20th 2009 on Spikefarm Records!"

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Amon Amarth Announces European Tour Dates

Amon Amarth has announced the following string of European tour dates alongside Evile:

10/2 TBA
10/3 TBA
10/4 TBA
10/6 Gamla Tingshuset - Östersund, Sweden
10/7 Kulturhuset - Örebro, Sweden
10/8 Union Scene - Drammen, Norway
10/9 Byscenen - Haugesund, Norway
10/10 USF Verftet - Bergen, Norway
10/11 John Dee - Oslo, Norway
10/13 Trädgårn - Goteborg, Sweden
10/14 Train - Århus, Denmark
10/15 Vega - Copenhagen, Denmark
10/16 KB - Malmo, Sweden
10/17 Arenan - Stockholm, Sweden
10/22 Solus - Cardiff, UK
10/23 Spring & Airbrake - Belfast, Ireland
10/24 Academy - Dublin, Ireland
10/26 Rock City - Nottingham, UK
10/27 Waterfront - Norwich, UK
10/28 Wulfrun Hall - Wolverhampton, UK
10/29 Northumbria University - Newcastle, UK
10/30 Garage - Glasgow, UK
10/31 Academy 2 - Manchester, UK

11/1 Koko - London, UK
11/12 Melkweg - Amasterdam, Netherlands
11/13 Hof Ter Lo - Antwerp, Belgium
11/14 L'Autre Canal - Nancy, France
11/15 Ninaksi Kao - Lyon, France
11/17 Alcatraz - Milan, Italy
11/18 Alpheus - Roma, Italy
11/19 New Age - Treviso, Italy
11/22 Volkshaus - Zurich, Switzerland

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Eyefear Recruits New Keyboardist Seb Schneider

Eyefear has issued the following statement about recruiting a new keyboard player:

"We'd like to welcome the newest member of EYEFEAR - Seb Schneider !!!!

"We are extremely happy to have found someone that not only is he a great musician but will contribute to the writing process for the next album and just as important is a great guy. It really feels like a fresh start with both Seb and Evan now in the band and we are really looking forward to playing some great shows in the next few months and then of course begin writing the next album.

"Here a few words from Seb himself - As the new keyboard player for eyefear i feel extremely privileged to have been asked to come on board to replace the awesome sammy giaccotto whose previous work with the band has been phenomenal and whose shoes will be challenging to fill.

"But after many a rehearsal with the boys I'm sure we'll have a lot of fun and hopefully many more years to create the kind of music Eyefear have been recognized for over the last decade. Personally I'm looking forward to bringing a fresh element to the band and can only hope that you guys out there won't be disappointed.

"hope to see you at the shows"

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Hatchet Dawn To Headline Hell Freezes Over Fest

Hatchet Dawn has issued the following statement about headlining Australia's Hell Freezes Over Festival:

"After haunting Queensland on the continuing Faith In Chaos tour Hatchet Dawn returns to horrify Melbourne headlining the Indoor Winter Hard Rock/Metal Festival Hell Freezes Over 2009 July 18th at the HI-FI Bar & Ballroom. This line up will surely blast the chill away and smash you in the face with some of Melbourne's finest including My Burning Empire, Don Fernando, Electrik Dynamite, Bronson & Her Tortured Embrace. See event flyer for details.

"Presale tickets are available $12 a ticket or 4 for the price of 3 $36. Tickets can be purchased online here

"Hatchet Dawn will be playing new songs intended for release on their debut album in 2010 and showcasing official band endorsements from MESA BOOGIE, SPECTOR BASSES and DDRUM."

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Katatonia Issues Recording Update

Sweden's Katatonia has issued the following studio recording update:

"After the midsummer weekend, it was time to get back to biz. The recording facilities down in Varberg were changed to David's own Ghost Ward studio (off the record referred to as 'the rathole') which is located in a suburb north of Stockholm. This week's schedule was rhythm guitars, so I stepped into the picture together with Jonas and David to find a heavy distortion sound to fit Daniel's great drum production.

"We recently entered a brand new collaboration with with Laboga amplifiers from Poland and we endorse both their Mr Hector and Aligator models. Obivously, the entire Monday was spent fooling around with different configurations of mics, speakers and knob settings. In the past, this procedure could very likely end up taking more than one day, but this time we found the 'sweet spot' pretty much right away. More...

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Just For Fun

11 Metal Covers Of Michael Jackson Songs

We figured we'd wait until you're thoroughly sick of hearing about Michael Jackson's death before posting our own article. Inspired by Metalunderground.com reader Gorecunt's Facebook note, I've compiled a list of metal Michael Jackson covers from YouTube, some more serious than others. While Jacko really has nothing to do with metal, some of our readers may still have enjoyed his music. Please raise your hands to be banned (just kidding). As such, this is all purely for fun, regardless what you think of him. Eleven metal(ish) covers of Michael Jackson songs can be seen below (with a couple of bonuses as well), after the jump. More...

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Deicide Cancels Australian/New Zealand Tour Again

The scheduled October Australian/New Zealand tour of Florida death metal legends DEICIDE has been cancelled yet again. Soundworks Touring and Deicide deeply apologize for any inconveniences and disappointments to fans.

Deicide had already postponed their shows in April and rescheduled them in October, only to cancel once again.

In a statement from Glenn Benton: “We are currently working on the new album and will be recording during the time frame of said tour… on behalf of the band and myself we are sorry for any inconvenience and will reschedule the tour for another time frame as soon as we can, all the best Glen Benton DEICIDE”

Purchased tickets can be returned from point of purchase for a full refund (See outlets below). Any further queries can be directed to Soundworks Touring at soundworkspromo@bigpond.com.

NZ - www.ticketek.co.nz, www.undertheradar.co.nz, Real Groovy
QLD – www.oztix.com.au
NSW – www.moshtix.com
VIC – www.moshtix.com / www.cornerhotel.com
WA – www.moshtix.com / 78 Records, Mills Records

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Envy / Jesu Split Gets North American Release

Hydra Head has announced the official North American edition of Envy / Jesu's split release, out now on CD and in the fall on 2x10." Originally available exclusively in Japan via Daymare Recordings, this release features brand new tracks from both bands.

You can listen to the entire record streaming here.

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Limp Bizkit Concert at UFC Expo Cancelled

UFC announced today that the Limp Bizkit concert event planned for Friday, July 10 at the Mandalay Bay Beach has been cancelled. Tickets will be refunded at place of purchase.

The show was to kick off the band's "Unicorns N' Rainbows" tour in their first North American concert with the original line-up in eight years.

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Lazy Wall Posts New Song, "Cold Enemy," Online

Moroccan rock/metal/grunge band LAZY WALL has released a new song, “Cold Enemy,” from their upcoming album “Apoptosia.”

Quoted from the band's MySpace:

“As the days near the necessary changes, unique codes lead us to experience different sounds and go through unexplored fields.

“Today, we are finally proud to announce the release of the first single from our upcoming debut full length album 'Apoptosia,' we are introducing to you all the final mixes of 'Cold Enemy.' Co-produced by the band and Anton Pukshansky, the album was recorded in Tangier, our hometown, then crossed half the globe to be mixed by Anton in his L.A. studios.

“In 'Cold Enemy' we oppressed our conformity, helping our experience grow into some sort of unending research, working with many musicians and instruments from different places to help widen our vision and recreate ourselves and ideas.

“This song will also be included in the EMI compilation 'Flowers In The Desert' that will be released soon.”

And for more info about the album:

“After 2 years of writing, playing, recording and experimenting with many great musicians, our new album 'Apoptosia' starts to reach the end of the tunnel!!

“Producer Anton Pukshansky is at the moment mixing and producing the final 5 tracks to complete the album. Anton is a 2 times Grammy award winner, one for Santana’s multi-platinum "Supernatural" album and who we had the great pleasure of sharing the stage during our 2 US shows.

“We also got our friend Mark Levine adding guitars on the songs with a touch of his unique sound. Mark has performed with Mick Jagger, Chuck D., Michael Franti, Dr. John and is also the author of 'Heavy Metal Islam: Rock, Resistance and the Soul of Islam,' and his bestseller, 'Why They Don’t Hate Us: Lifting the Veil on the Axis of Evil.' Mark joined us on stage first at L'Boulevard 08 and then for the SXSW festival in Austin and at the Joint in Los Angeles”.

You can check out some of Lazy Wall's music on their MySpace page.

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