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Metal News for June 3, 2011

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36 news articles posted on this day.

Alerion Comments On Lineup Changes

Dutch act Alerion recently issued a statement about recruiting new band members. Alerion has now checked in with the following update about the musicians who left the band:

"It has been quiet over here for a while, but not without reason. In the period after the departure of our keyboardist Paul Bouman in October of 2009, both guitarist Bart Lubbers and drummer Lennert Stap decided to leave the band. More recently, they were followed by keyboardist Nathalia Hoogkamer, who had joined us in May of 2010, leaving the keyboard parts to several songs mostly unfinished.

"Although Bart was only with us for a year, his decision to leave early in 2010 was nevertheless mainly due to his desire to play music not related to our music or metal in general. Lennert left the band some months later because of musical differences which had been gradually increasing for some time. We wish them both all the best in their musical ventures. We also like to take this opportunity to thank Lennert for his dedication and laying down the foundations to our music for three years.

"Nathalia Hoogkamer of Thronar joined us on keyboard in May 2010 and began work on finishing the keyboard parts on three new songs. Unfortunately, Nathalia abruptly left the band in January this year. We are sad to see her go and wish her all the best in the future."

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Vinnie Vincent Discusses "Sensationalized Reports"

It was reported last month that former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent had been arrested for assault. Vincent has now issued the following statement about the issue, which was posted on his YouTube channel:

"I want to thank the many people who sent their well wishes to me through this very hurting time. There is much to say to all of you but the most important thing for me to let you know is that what you have been reading is not true. Irresponsible reporting and fabrication of events that never happened destroys peoples' lives, and that is exactly what has happened. It's very unfortunate we live in times where you're guilty even if you're innocent, but it's the way of the world now. It's also sad to me that not only do the media get away with publishing unsubstantiated sensationalized reports that are then taken as 'the truth,' but people now routinely hide behind their computers and usernames to intentionally inflict enormous damage without consequence, all for their own amusement. What they don't know is the pain they cause will always be greater than their fabrication or exaggeration.

"About my precious dogs: My dogs and cat have been, are and will always be the most important thing in my whole life. I love them more than my words can say. I look at dogs and cats as "perfect little people" with loving and unconditional hearts that I believe God gifted to us to help comfort us through our lives, which always seems to be filled with pain in one way or another. I have 20 dogs that were rescued since 1999 from unspeakable and horrible abuse. I never turned my back or said no if a dog or cat needed a loving home. Each one of them is spoiled rotten; great food, love, comfort, care and shelter. They never leave my side and sit with me when I watch videos or when I play my guitar, the sound of which seems to fascinate them. Out of my twenty dogs, half of them are big dogs and the others are small. Fencing was put up to separate the big dogs from the little ones who could roam without any problem. One day, without my knowing, some of the big dogs accidentally got loose somehow and killed three of my babies. More...

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Emerald Sun Posts Song From New Album

Greece's Emerald Sun released the new album "Regeneration" earlier this year through Pitch Black Records. The band has now posted a song from the album online, titled "Chasing the Wind," which can be heard in the player below.

The "Regeneration" track listing is as follows:

1. We Won’t Fall
2. Theater of Pain
3. Where Angels Fly
4. Regeneration
5. Starchild
6. Speak of the Devil
7. Planet Metal
8. Chasing the Wind
9. Fantasmagoria
10. Holding out for a Hero (CD bonus)

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Titans Eve Posts New Tour Video

Vancouver's Titans Eve have posted a second video tour blog online that chronicles the band's adventures on the U.S. west coast from Seattle to Los Angeles for the "Divine Equal" tour. The video is available below, or you can find the first video blog here.

Titans Eve still has the following upcoming tour dates: More...

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Opeth Postpones Bucharest Show

After announcing North American tour dates with Katatonia, Opeth has now issued the following announcement about postponing the band's previously scheduled Bucharest show:

"Due to critical economical situation and logistical issues the Bucharest gig is now postponed. Information about the new venue and tickets will be available during the next week.

"The tickets already purchased are still available for the new to be announced date, we strongly advise fans to keep their tickets or to return them if they do not want to wait the announcement for the postponed date. Sorry for any inconvenience we may have caused."

Opeth will also be releasing the new album "Heritage" on September 20th, 2011 through Roadrunner Records. The cover artwork and track listing for the release can be viewed below. More...

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Angela Gossow To Appear On Full Metal Jackie

Angela Gossow of Arch Enemy will guest on Full Metal Jackie's syndicated hard rock/heavy metal radio show this weekend (June 3rd - June 5th) to chat about the band’s forthcoming ninth studio album "Khaos Legions." To find a rock station near you airing the show, head over to this location.

"Khaos Legions" is slated to hit stores next week on June 7th, 2011 courtesy of Century Media Records. You can also check out a teaser trailer for the album by going here. The track listing is as follows:

1. Khaos Overture
2. Yesterday Is Dead And Gone
3. Bloodstained Cross
4. Under Black Flags We March
5. No Gods, No Masters
6. City Of The Dead
7. Through The Eyes Of A Raven
8. Cruelty Without Beauty
9. We Are A Godless Entity
10. Cult Of Chaos
11. Thorns In My Flesh
12. Turn To Dust
13. Vengeance Is Mine
14. Secrets
15. The Zoo
16. Snow Bound More...

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Barn Burner Streaming "Scum Of The Earth"

Barn Burner is currently streaming the new song "Scum of the Earth" online through Buzzgrinder.com. You can listen to the track by heading over to this location.

The upcoming release of the band's second full-length record, entitled "Bangers II: Scum of the Earth," saw Barn Burner teaming up with producer/engineer Adrian Popovich once again (Tricky Woo, Priestess, Sam Roberts, The Dears, and Sebastian Grainger). The cover artwork can be viewed here, or you can catch the band live on the following dates:

06/03 Salem, OR The Wasteland 7 Thirty
06/04 Arcata, CA The Alibi
06/06 Crockett, CA Toots Tavern
06/07 Anaheim, CA Doll Hut
06/08 San Diego, CA The Ruby Room
06/09 Monterey, CA Jose's Underground Lounge
06/10 Sacramento, CA On the Y
06/11 Redding, CA Bombay's Bar
06/12 Medford, OR Music Head
06/14 Spokane, WA The Hop
06/15 Tacoma, WA Hell's Kitchen

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Drowning Pool Announces More Tour Dates

Drowning Pool has announced another batch of Texas tour dates in July. Here are the latest:

07.16.11 - Rock the Fort Ft. Bliss Army Base - Ft. Bliss, TX
07.20.11 - Backstage Live SA - San Antonio, TX
07.21.11 - Click's - Tyler, TX
07.22.11 - Theos Nice Racks Billiards - Corpus Christi, TX
07.23.11 - Travis County Exposition Center - Austin, TX

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Djerv Posts "Madman" Video

Djerv has posted a music video online for "Madman," which is from the band's self-titled debut album. The clip (directed By Jørn Veberg and Johan Sæther) can be viewed below.

The self-titled affair will see its release on June 10, 2011 through Indie Recordings/Mystic Production and the track listing is as follows:

1. Madman
2. The Bowling Pin
3. Headstone
4. Gruesome Twosome
5. Only I Exist
6. Ladder To The Moon
7. Abmuse
8. Blind The Heat
9. Immortal

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Peaceville To Reissue Thorns Album

Peaceville Records has issued the following announcement about re-issuing albums from Thorns, Gehenna, and Darkthrone:

"Coming July 18th is the reissue of the masterful self-titled debut album from Thorns with 2 bonus tracks & video, along with Gehenna's fourth opus 'Adimiron Black,' which includes 6 bonus tracks & liner notes from the band.

"25th July sees the re-release of the CD edition of Darkthrone's 'Goatlord' including an extra track, lyrics booklet, new artwork & bonus commentary disc from Fenriz & Nocturno." More...

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Edguy Reveals New Album Artwork

Edguy, which recently announced an upcoming European tour, has now revealed the cover artwork and track listing for the new album "Age of the Joker." The album is set for release on August 29th, 2011 in Europe. You can check out the artwork below, and the track list is as follows:

1. Robin Hood
2. Nobody's Hero
3. Rock Of Cashe
4. Pandora's Box
5. Breathe
6. Two Out Of Seven
7. Fire On The Downline
8. Behind The Gates To Midnight World

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The Browning To Kick Off U.S. Tour Tommorrow

Dallas, Texas electronic deathcore act The Browning is due to kick off a U.S. tour tomorrow Saturday, June 4th. The "Get Nude & Tattooed" tour starts in Bloomington, Indiana, with The Browning as main support for Like Moths to Flames. Also appearing on the bill are Your Memorial and Delusions. The dates are as follows:

June 04 - Bloomington, IN - Rachael's Cafe
June 05 - Columbus, OH - The Basement
June 06 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club AE
June 07 - Vineland, NJ - Hangar 84
June 08 - West Springfield, VA - Jaxx
June 09 - Cookeville, TN - Amps and Ramps
June 10 - Evansville, IN - Boney Junes
June 12 - Amarillo, TX - Sorority House
June 13 - Austin, TX - Red 7
June 14 - Fort Worth, TX - The Door
June 15 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
June 16 - Corpus Christi, TX - House Of Rock
June 17 - Houston, TX - The Studio @ Warehouse Live
June 18 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Conservatory
June 19 - St. Louis, MO - Fubar
June 22 - St. Paul, MN - Station 4
June 23 - DeKalb, IL - The House Cafe More...

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Diamond Plate Joining Kittie Tour

Chicago thrashers Diamond Plate have confirmed a U.S. tour with the all-girl Canadian metal outfit Kittie. The six-week trek, which also features Dirge Within, kicks off on August 12th in Waterloo, Iowa. Diamond Plate issued the following statement:

"Being a young, brand new band that has never toured before, we couldn't be more grateful to Kittie for giving us this chance to break in our road shoes. The energy of our music is best felt live and we plan on destroying any place we play. Although this is a different kind of metal crowd for us, it is only a beginning step. See you on the road; we'll be out for a very long time!"

Diamond Plate recently finished recording the band's debut album, "Generation Why?," with producer Neil Kernon (JUDAS PRIEST, NEVERMORE, DEICIDE, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD) at RaxTrax Studios in the band's hometown of Chicago, Illinois. The album is due to be released on August 29th on Earache Records.

The currently announced dates are as follows:

Aug. 12 - Waterloo, IA - Spicoli's Rock Garden
Aug. 13 - Milwaukee, WI - The Basement @ The Rave
Aug. 14 - Joliet, IL - Mojoe's
Aug. 16 - Sauget, IL - Pop's
Aug. 19 - Chicago, IL - Reggies (DIAMOND PLATE only, headline show)
Aug. 20 - Lake Odessa, MI - Carnival Of Chaos
Aug. 24 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
Aug. 25 - Syracuse, NY - Lost Horizon
Aug. 26 - Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights
Aug. 27 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
Aug. 28 - Clifton, NJ - Dingbatz
Aug. 30 - New York, NY - Highline Ballroom
Aug. 31 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Sep. 01 - Fayetteville, NC - Jester's
Sep. 02 - Jacksonville, NC - Hooligan's
Sep. 03 - Spartanburg, NC - Ground Zero
Sep. 04 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Sep. 07 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
Sep. 08 - San Antonio, TX - Backstage Live
Sep. 09 - Dallas, TX - Trees
Sep. 10 - Lubbock, TX - Jake's
Sep. 12 - Farmington, NM - Top Deck
Sep. 13 - Tempe, AZ - Clubhouse
Sep. 14 - Los Angeles, CA - Whisky A Go Go
Sep. 15 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction
Sep. 16 - Santa Clara, CA - Avalon
Sep. 17 - Orangevale, CA - Boardwalk
Sep. 20 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater
Sep. 21 - Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep

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Novembers Doom Posts Music Video

Novembers Doom has posted a video clip online for the song "What Could Have Been," which is taken from the band's new album "Aphotic" and can be viewed below. The song also features Anneke Van Giersbergen on vocals.

The "Aphotic" track listing is as follows:

1. The Dark Host
2. Harvest Scythe
3. Buried
4. What Could Have Been
5. Of Age and Origin - Part 1: A Violent Day
6. Of Age and Origin - Part 2: A Day of Joy
7. Six Sides
8. Shadow Play

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Prosthetic Records Releases Summer Sampler

Prosthetic Records has launched a new downloadable sampler on their Facebook page. The free sampler features new songs by The Greenery, Scale The Summit, Book of Black Earth, Clinging To The Trees of a Forest Fire, Last Chance To Reason and Black September in addition to tracks from some of Prosthetic's best-known heavy-hitters. Here's the complete tracklisting:

1. Holy Grail - "Call of Valhalla"
2. Scale The Summit - "Whales"
3. Animals As Leaders - "CAFO"
4. Last Chance To Reason - "Upload Complete"
5. The Acacia Strain - "The Hills Have Eyes"
6. The Greenery - "Crimewave"
7. Trap Them - "The Facts"
8. Book of Black Earth - "Cross Contaminated"
9. Neuraxis - "Asylum"
10. Black September - "The Forbidden Gates Beyond"
11. Withered - "Extinguished With The Weary"
12. Clinging To The Trees of a Forest Fire - "Lower Than Life, High As The Sky"
13. Dragged Into Sunlight - "Boiled Angel"
14. The Funeral Pyre - "Seeking Flesh and Bone"
15. Skeletonwitch - "Submit To The Suffering"
16. Mercenary - "The Follower"
17. Antagonist - "Sasha Grey"

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Sample Of New Megadeth Song "Never Dead" Posted

A new teaser trailer for the upcoming Konami video game "Never Dead" has been posted online, which features a sample of the new Megadeath song of the same name. You can check out the song in the clip below.

You can also find studio footage of the band recording the follow-up to "Endgame" at this location.

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Rock Band Network Adds More Metal Tracks

The week is nearing its end and the Rock Band Network has got new tracks to help you rock your way through the weekend. On the metal and hardcore front this week, there are more songs from Amberian Dawn, Blackguard, Emmure, No Bragging Rights, and more. The complete list of newly added music, including all the non-metal tracks, is as follows:

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Amberian Dawn - "Arctica (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "Blackbird" (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "Blackbird (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Blackguard - "Firefight" (160 MSP)
Blackguard - "Firefight (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Burning Twilight - "The Resolve of Cowards" (160 MSP)
Burning Twilight - "The Resolve of Cowards (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Emmure - "Demons With Ryu" (160 MSP)
Emmure - "Demons With Ryu (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Memphis May Fire - "Be Careful What You Wish For" - 160 MSP
Memphis May Fire - "Be Careful What You Wish For (2x Bass Pedal)" - 160 MSP
No Bragging Rights - "Death of an Era" (160 MSP)
No Bragging Rights - "Death of an Era (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP) More...

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Nemesea Announces Guest Musicians

Nemesea has issued the following announcement about guest musicians appearing on "The Quiet Resistance," the band's upcoming album:

"Hey everybody, first guests announced. We are very proud to announce the first guest artists. Yes…there will be a couple of guests on TQR! And not only singers!

"Today we want to introduce you to DJ Matt Litwin and singer Marcus Klavan. Matt formed the band Bulletproof Messenger in 2001 and Marcus joined them in 2003. We know this band for a while now and have always liked the turntable parts in their music as well as the voice of Marcus. So we asked Matt to put some turntable effects in one of the songs and Marcus to join in the same song to do a duet with Manda.

"Last Sunday we had a rehearsal for our first gig that will have TQR songs on the set list. It was great playing those songs together. Manda made a photoblog about it. You can find it here.

"Our first TQR gig will be this Sunday, together with the Gathering in ATAK, Enschede – NL. There will be songs from all our albums on the setlist, so make sure to be there! Bring your camera's! We'll put the nicest pics in a photo blog on our website! More news next week! Stay tuned!"

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Volbeat Comments On Upcoming Tour Dates

After announcing upcoming festival appearances, Volbeat has now issued the following update about new live shows and the release of a DVD:

"This fall we're heading out on a European tour, headlining the largest venues, we've ever done, including:

JARHUNDGERHALLE in Frankfurt on October 31
ZENITH in Munich on November 5
SCHLEYERHALLE in Stuttgart on November 7
KONIGSPILSENER ARENA in Oberhausen on November 12
SPORTHALLE in Hamburg on November 16

"We're really excited about this great upportunity to perform on these large scale stages. Please come and join us – we need all the support we can get from our fans to make the shows unforgettable. The tickets will be on sale from June 8, and more shows will be added to the tour programme soon. NB: last time Volbeat staged a European tour, all shows sold-out, so dont hesitate too long!

"'Live From Beyond Hell / Above Heave' is the title of a live DVD/Blu Ray/CD that will be released on October 10, with footage captured in both Europe and the U.S.A. In addition to full concerts, the title features interviews, behind-the-scenes, and much more."

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Unexpect Posts Drum Performance Footage

Unexpect has posted a video clip of the band's drummer performing a song from the new album "Fables of the Sleepless Empire," which can be viewed below. The band also commented:

"Landryx just posted a new drumming video on youtube! You can see him playing 'Silence this Parasite' from our new album 'Fables of the Sleepless Empire.' Enjoy!"

In other recent Unexpect news, the band has announced it will be performing at the upcoming Brutal Assault Open Air festival.

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Derelict Comments On "Perpetuation" Track

Montreal technical death metal band Derelict has commented on the creation of the new song "Perpetuation" through Antimusic.com. Vocalist Eric Burnet stated:

"Hello! Eric here from Derelict. I'm going to tell you the story behind our song 'Perpetuation,' off our 2011 promo EP. The track will be on our upcoming full-length album, and is currently a free download on our bandcamp page.

"We never really stop writing in Derelict. Right after the release of our 2009 album, 'Unspoken Words', we were already working on new stuff. In fact, everyone in the band writes music and we currently have songs from myself, our guitar player Max, and our drummer Jordan in the works.

"However, mid-2010 we went through a bit of a crisis on tour with some important lineup changes. The remaining core of the band was left pondering our future and trying to envision what to do about moving forward. It was around this time that I started working on the music for 'Perpetuation'. It wasn't entirely intentional, but I think I wanted to remind myself, in one streamlined song, what Derelict meant to me musically. I endeavored to include all of our best characteristics into something that would scream, not only to the fans, but to us, 'we're here, we're alive, and we're not going anywhere!' More...

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Will Killmore Drummer Leaves Band

Northern New Jersey based Will Killmore, drummer Charlie Corletta has decided to leave the band citing personal and creative differences. The following personal Statment was issued by Charlie on the bands Facebook:

"I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone including the boys in WKM for a lifetime of memories and experiences that I will cherish forever. It has been a unbelievable journey being a part of a band that in my opinion is one of the best new metal bands out there today. I say that with confidence because I see and dealt with just how much passion, time and sacrifice has gone into this band."

"At this time I wish I could say I'm kidding but the truth is I will no longer be continuing my musical career with Will Killmore. I'm still perusing music professionally and plan on remaining active with other music projects."

"I will carry out my musical obligations to the band and our fans by performing three more shows this summer. Details for those shows will be made available on www.willkillmore.com shortly. This will be a nice way to close a chapter of my life on a positive note."

"Again, thank you James, Joe, Brian, and Steve for making a dream come true! You have proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that with enough balls, imagination, and ambition five strangers could create an unstoppable force. I wish you all the best of luck and look forward to the remaining three gigs," said Corletta. More...

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Daemonicus Posts Studio Update

Daemonicus is currently in C.C.H.B. Studio recording new material. The band has now checked in with the following brief update:

"Hard work brings out the best of some, and the worst of others. One thing is clear, Daemonicus is at hard work in the C.C.H.B. Studio. The result will be a killer that's for sure, and Pike tells us how great after a couple of beers! Watch Pike tell us about the progress so far..."

You can also find the band's last recording report from the studio by heading over to this location.

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Urgehal Comments On Silesian Massacre Fest

Norway's Urgehal has issued the following statement about missing the band's previously scheduled appearance at the Silesian Massacre festival:

"Comrades! Unfortunatly we're back from Oslo airport. The organizer claimed he booked flight tickets, but when we arrived at the airport nothing was booked. Same shit happened to DHG.

"Basically everything turned out to be a lie and a rip-off. We strongly advice other bands not to collaborate with this man since he obviously have no clue how to organize a festival.

"We were looking forward to desecrate the Polish soil after 5 years of absence. Don't worry, we will be back somewhere in time. Hail the Polish Black Metal Militia... You know who you are!!!"

Urgehal was also recently included on Metalhit.com's free download series. More details are available at this location.

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Plaag Posts "All That You See Song" Song Online

Plaag has posted the song "All that you See" online, which is off the band's "UGH!" album. You can check out the song in the player below.

You can also listen to the song "Blessed by Fire" here or head over to this location to check out live footage of the band.

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The Doomsday Prophecy Parts Ways With Guitarist

New Jersey death metal band The Doomsday Prophecy has announced that they have parted ways with their rhythm guitarist. The band is currently seeking a replacement and has posted the following message for those who want to audition:

"The Doomsday Prophecy has parted ways with our rhythm guitarist. The process of finding a permanent replacement begins today. We have a few guidelines if you want to submit your name for an audition. Please prepare a video or audio presentation of you playing any one of our songs AND/OR send us video of live footage from your previous projects that best represents your playing. Please understand that not everybody will qualify for an audition. We are being very selective during this process and we hope that you don't take offense if you aren't chosen. If you are chosen, we will be looking heavily at your ability to learn quickly and your song writing capability. These things are just as important as being able to play our songs. We look forward to hearing and seeing your submissions. Please pass this along to anyone that is capable and might be interested. Everything is tuned down a half step with a dropped C#"

"Send all your submissions to: TheDoomsdayProphecy@gmail.com"

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Amon Amarth Performs With Entombed Vocalist

A performance footage has made its way online featuring Amon Amarth performing with Entombed vocalist L.G. Petrov. The video, which includes the track "Guardians Of Asgaard" can be viewed in the player below. You can also check out the some upcoming Amon Amarth tour dates at this location.

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In Flames Video Interview Posted Online

A new video interview has been posted online featuring In Flames vocalist Anders Friden. You can check out the interview in the player provided below. In Flames will release its upcoming new full length album "Sounds of a Playground Fading" on the following dates;

Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Norway: Friday, June 17
Finland, Hungary: Wednesday, June 22
Spain, Italy: Tuesday, June 21
Rest Of Europe: Monday, June 20
North America: Tuesday, June 21
Australia, New Zealand: Friday, June 24

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Mastic Scum Issues New Album Update

European extreme metallers Mastic Scum have posted the following update online;

"We are currently working on the new album! We are fucking excited about the new record which follows our last album, 'Dust', our strongest release up to date, of which we are very proud!! However, the new release will be for sure a progression from the songwriting and sound production points of view. Some of the songwriting is already done, but we still have work to do! The new material so far is fucking brutal, combining shredding rhythms, mosh grooves and grindcore blast attacks! We sure give 100% in the songwriting process and we cannot wait to enjoy with everyone the new overdose of brutal distorted structures! Be prepared!! As our goal is to enter the studio earliest in autumn 2011, we are very focused on our work and will play just a few live shows this summer/fall. Nevertheless, we really look forward to grind with you at our upcoming shows!"

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Full Norma Jean Concert Posted Online

A full concert from American progressive metalcore act Norma Jean has made its way online. The set, which comes courtesy of AlexIsLegend, can be viewed in the player below. The video was taken during the band's performance at The Coliseum in Providence, RI on May 18, 2011.

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The Air I Breathe Reveals New Album Track Listing

New Jersey metal act The Air I Breathe has revealed the track listing for its upcoming debut full length album. The record, titled "Great Faith In Fools," will be released on July 4, 2011 through its new label home Rise Records. You can view the song titles set to appear on the album in the list below.

1. The Inevitable
2. Take This To Heart
3. Deliverance
4. Desolate And Disowned
5. For What It's Worth
6. Vultures
7. The Life They Promised
8. Here's To Letting Go
9. Xlll
10. The Awakening

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Eden's Curse To Support Dream Theater In The U.K.

Eden's Curse has posted the following update online;

"Yes, it's true my friends .... anything can and will happen! The 'Curse has nailed the opening slot for the Dream Theater shows in July. We look towards the future with our friends in Dream Theater, as they prepare their U.K. return, with a show that will blow minds and speakers!! An evening of metal delights will never sound better to metal supporters everywhere!! Dream Theater is back and the 'Curse is ready to kick some ass with their hardcore fans in the U.K., and our fans? They know what's coming. PREPARE!"

Dream Theater's U.K. dates include;
July 22 - Leeds Academy – Leeds, UK
July 23 - Wolverhampton Civic Hall - Wolverhampton, UK

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Opeth To Tour North America With Katatonia

Swedish metal act Opeth has revealed the first batch of dates for its forthcoming headline tour of North America with support on the trek coming from fellow Swedish dark rockers Katatonia. Opeth will be touring in support of its upcoming new album "Heritage," which is set to hit store shelves on September 20, 2011 through Roadrunner Records. You can view the currently announced dates in the list below, with additional Canadian and American dates to be announced in the coming days.

09/19 Worcester, MA – Palladium
09/20 Hartford, CT – Webster Theatre
09/21 New York, NY – Webster Hall
09/22 New York, NY – Webster Hall
09/26 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
09/28 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
09/29 Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend
10/06 Kansas City, MO – Beaumont Club
10/08 Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Centre
10/16 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
10/21 Pomona, CA – The Fox Theater
10/25 Denver, CO – Ogden Theater

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Converge Cancels Remaining U.S. Tour Dates

American metal act Converge has posted the following update online, in which it details its decision to cancel its current United States tour.

"Thanks to everyone who came out to see Converge on our recent U.S. Tour.

"Unfortunately on our day drive from St. Louis to Austin, one of our members had a serious health scare. We rushed him to the nearest ER were he was looked at by some fine Oklahoma doctors. After a night’s stay in the hospital and a battery of tests we were able to have him discharged earlier today. We are now racing (quite literally) to make it to our show at Chaos In Tejas, albeit extremely late, to play an abbreviated set. Wish us luck…

"Because of this health issue, we are canceling the remaining few shows of this current U.S. tour so he can get home and get some medical attention asap. To those in Little Rock, Nashville, and Raleigh, we will add you to our list of places for make up shows later down the road.

"Thanks to all of you for your continued support, it is appreciated by all of us."

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The Damned Things Announces New Tour Dates

American hard rockers The Damned Things, who feature in its ranks members of Anthrax and Every Time I Die, have announced a new batch of tour dates set to take place across the United States. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues in he list provided below.

08/12 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
08/13 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
08/14 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
08/16 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
08/17 Houston, TX – House of Blues
08/19 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
08/20 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
08/21 Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s
08/23 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
08/24 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
08/26 New York, NY – Gramercy
08/27 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
08/29 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
08/30 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution

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Miss May I Posts New Song Online

American modern metal act Miss May I has posted a new song online for streaming. The track, titled "My Hardship," is to be included on the band's reissue of its latest full length "Monument," which will arrive in stores on June 21, 2011 through Rise Records. You can check out the new song in the player below.

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