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Metal News for June 30, 2010

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34 news articles posted on this day.

The Red Shore Announces Summer Tour Dates

Australian deathcore act The Red Shore have just announced dates for their upcoming U.S summer tour featuring Suffokate, Murder Death Kill and King Conquer.

The Red Shore summer dates:
August 23 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Farm
August 24 – Roseburg, OR @ Riverside Grange
August 26 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
August 27 – Spokane, WA @ The Cretin Hop
August 28 – Pocatello, ID @ The Eagles Lodge
August 30 – Denver, CO @ Cervantes Ballroom
August 31 – Wichita, KS @ The Eagles Lodge
September 1 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
September 2 – Milwaukee, WI @ Miramar Theatre
September 3 – Frankfort, IL @ The Lighthouse
September 4 – Mt. Clemens, MI @ The Hayloft
September 5 – Brandenburg, KY @ Senor Citizens Hall
September 7 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose
September 8 – Buffalo, NY @ Broadway Joe’s
September 9 – New York, NY @ Club Europa
September 10 – Manchester, NH @ Rocko’s
September 11 – Allentown, PA @ The Masquerade of Crocodile Rock
September 12 – Old Bridge, NJ @ Cheesecake Hall
September 13 – Fredricksburg, VA @ The Refuge
September 14 – Forest, VA @ New London Ruritan
September 15 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Anti Gravity Skate Park
September 16 – Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery
September 17 – Columbus, GA @ Gallery 13
September 18 – Jacksonville, FL @ The Pit
September 19 – Tampa, FL @ Transitions Art Gallery
September 20 – Orlando, FL @ H2O Live
September 21 – Pensacola, FL @ American Legion Post 33
September 23 – Pearland, TX @ Bad Fish
September 24 – McAllen, TX @ Nikki Rowe VFW
September 25 – Dallas, TX @ Fat Daddy’s
September 26 – San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit
September 27 – Santa Fe, NM @ Warehouse 21
September 28 – Phoenix, AZ @ Old World Brewery
October 1 – San Diego, CA @ The Epicenter

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Rage Against The Machine Announces Protest Concert

Rage Against the Machine frontman Zack de la Rocha has issued a statement in regards to the band's planning of protest concerts against Arizona state's controversial immigration law. The concerts are planned to take place somtime in July.

Zack de la Rocha:
"In the coming weeks we are going to be organizing a series of concerts that are respectful of the nature of the boycott in its attempts to isolate the Arizona government but not isolate the people, and especially the organizations that are fighting this on the ground. Many of us have begun to plan concerts that include bands that have signed on the Sound Strike, and make tickets available so that people within Arizona can come and see these concerts as they roll out. These are things that are being set into motion right now – a series of concerts or maybe even one giant concert in late July."

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Hatesphere Announces New Vocalist Esben Hansen

Denmark's Hatesphere have announced the addition of Esben “Esse” Hansen to the band's ranks as thier new Vocalist. Hansen replaces Jonathan Albrechtsen who departed from the band in February of this year. Esben Hansen also sings in the band As We Fight. Also bassist Mixen Lindberg has chosen to leave Hatesphere to persue other projects. Mixen is temporarily replaced by the old Hatesphere member Mikael Ehlert until the end of 2010.

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Valkyrie Announces New Album Details

Virginia's Valkyrie have set "Man of Two Visions" as the title for their upcoming second studio album to be released on MeteorCity Records. Valkyrie features brothers Jake and Pete Adams from Baroness. "Man of Two Visions" is scheduled for release on July 6th, 2010.

"Man of Two Visions" tracklisting:
1. Running Out
2. Dawntide’s Breeze
3. Green Highlander
4. Apocalypse Unsealed
5. False Dreams
6. The Gorge
7. Man of Two Visions

The songs "Dawntide's Breeze" and "False Dreams" can be heard here.

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Antagonist Reveals New Album Release Date, Artwork

California's Antagonist have set August 17th, 2010 as the release date of their upcoming studio album "Worlds In Decline." The album is to be issued through Prosthetic Records and was produced by Paul Miner.

Vocalist/guitarist Carlos Garcia gave the following statement:
"World in Decline focuses on the downfall of human civilization as a result of our own selfishness, ignorance, and greed. The artwork was handled by our boy Daniel McBride, and the cover art is based on the lyrics for ‘Darkest Darkness,’ which, is basically, about me going to ‘confession’ just to realize I’m just as guilty as everyone else in contributing to our decline. We can’t wait for Prosthetic to release the album, and we’re even more excited to hit the road and play the new songs for everyone! There are definitely tour plans for the end of the summer."

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Mecha Messiah Announces 10-Year Anniversary Show

Mecha Messiah guitarist/vocalist, Brian Langley, has checked in with the following message:

"Until recently, I hadn't given much thought about how long I've kept this band going. Most people in the Vancouver area have never even seen this band play live, but they have heard of it. We were never a band to play alot of shows. The busiest year we ever had for shows was probably 2003. We played 8 shows that year.

"The start of the band was early 2000. I was in Grade 11. The original lineup was:

"Brian Langley - Guitar and Vocals
James Macfarlane- Guitar (Currently plays in League of Corruption)
Jeff Greig- Bass
Mike Morin-Drums More...

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The Word Alive Reveals "Deceiver" Track Listing

Phoenix, AZ metalcore act The Word Alive have revealed the tracklisting and artwork for their upcoming album "Deceiver."

"Deceiver" is scheduled for release in the U.S. and Canada on August 31 and in the UK/Europe on August 30 through Fearless Records. The Word Alive will also be on tour this July as part of the Van’s Warped Tour

"Deciever" Track Listing:
1. The Hounds Of Anubis
2. Epiphany
3. The Wretched
4. Consider It Mutual
5. 2012
6. Dream Catcher
7. Like Father Like Son
8. Battle Royale
9. You’re All I See
10. You Know Who You Are

The cover art can be viewed here.

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Archon Legion Working on Second Album

Victoria, BC's Archon Legion is currently writing material for a second studio release, tentatively to be released by the end of 2010.

In other news, the EP that the band started to record has been completed. It will be mixed by Rob Shallcross in Vancouver.

The tracklisting of the EP is as follows:
1. Savrios of the Faith
2. Skull of Prometheus
3. Age of Heroes

Archon Legion will be playing this Friday night (July 2nd) at the V Lounge in Victoria.

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Mercenary Posts Video of Drum Recording Online

Danish metal band Mercenary has posted a video of drummer Morten Løwe tracking drums for the forthcoming album.

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Cauldron Reveals New Album Details

Toronto, Ontario's Cauldron have released a post-tour statement following thier recent outing in Europe with Suicidal Angels, Steelwing and Enforcer. The band announces details regarding thier upcoming studio album, tentatively titled "Burning Fortune."

"So its been a couple weeks now since we returned from Europe and I figure its time for an update on what’s been going on since our last blog dropped off the face of the internet. I’ve added a summary of the last 3 weeks of the Euro tour to the “CHAINED TO THE STEEL ENFORCED SUICIDAL WINGS” tour blog.

We’ve been busy tweaking the new songs for the next album since we got back. We just did a couple new demos for BREAKING IN and RAPID CITY and also laid down some solos over the weekend for ALL OR NOTHING and FROZEN IN FIRE. BURNING FORTUNE is the working title for the record so far and we have about 10 songs demoed now. Some of the other new tunes are TEARS HAVE COME, THE SERPENT SORCERESS and I CONFESS. We’re looking to record hopefully in September and have this out early next year.

We have a few gigs this summer to keep us busy… this Saturday in Ottawa with Flying Fortress at Mavericks. This one should be quite interesting as it will be our first as a four-piece. No, we haven’t got a new member, but I cut a few of my fingers open pretty badly on some broken glass over the weekend and just had them stitched up. I’m not able to hold a pick right now, so rather than cancel the show I’ve asked my old friend Brandon Wars to fill in on bass for the show. Should be fun, I’ve never really done the “lead singer” thing before and I haven’t played with Brandon in over 4 years, so I’m kinda looking forward to this."

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Anthem For A Massacre Writing New Album

Evansville, Indiana melodic metalcore/metal band Anthem For A Massacre has begun writing their next album, which will be their third. More details will be announced soon. There are currently two new tracks on the band's MySpace player, "Existance Expired" and "Crawl."

The band has a few shows lined up as well. Here are the latest from their MySpace:

Jul 9 2010 10:00P - Fatboy’s w/ Deliver Us From Evil Ft. Branch, Indiana , US
Jul 17 2010 8:00P - The Wizard Saloon Hickory, North Caro, US
Jul 24 2010 8:00P - Metal Shaker Chicago, Illinois , US
Aug 7 2010 8:00P - Kaos Fest 2010 Princetone, Indiana , US

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Heavenly Posts Video for "Lost In Your Eyes"

French Power Metal band and ardent Queen worshippers Heavenly have posted another music video, this time for "Lost In Your Eyes," which is the second cut off recent full length "Carpe Diem."

This video has brief sections that are NSFW, so be careful!


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First Bands Confirmed For Maryland Deathfest 2011

The organisers of the Maryland Deathfest have announced the first ten confirmations for next year's edition of the festival. Among them are recently reunited death metal outfit Exhumed, reactivated groove metal instigators Exhorder and Italian grindcore veterans Cripple Bastards, as well as Impaled Nazarene, Repugnant, The Kill, Wormed, Blood Freak, Cretin and Nightbringer. The festival will take place from May 27th-29th. Stay tuned for further information.

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Exhumed Announces Reunion

American death metal group Exhumed has announced their reformation after a five year hiatus. The band will consist of vocalist/guitarist Matt Harvey, guitarist Wes Caley, bassist Leon DelMuerte and drummer Danny Walker. The band will also be recording a brand new album, their first since "Anatomy Is Destiny" in 2003, which is eyeing a Spring 2011 release.

Matt Harvey stated: "I'm totally fucken psyched to be making music with Exhumed again, it's been way too long. After a few years off and away from the death metal scene, I feel rejuvenated and ready to hack, maim and kill once again. I wanted this to be a continuation of what the band was doing and was on its way to doing, not a reunion or some weird nostalgia thing, so the first person I started talking about this with was our guitarist Wes (Caley), who has been writing some great songs for the new album, and once he got the ball rolling with Leon (DelMuerte, bass, vocals) and Danny (Walker, drums), it come together quickly and easier than ever!"

"We've been writing for the past few months, me in Hawaii, and the other guys in California, and now that I'm back on the mainland we'll be getting things together for album number four. We're all really excited about the new shit, it should combine the directness of Slaughtercult and the intricacy of Anatomy..., so it's definitely gonna be our strongest record yet."

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Orden Ogan Posts New Music Video Online

ORDEN OGAN has released their new music video that was filmed for the title track of the new album, "Easton Hope." Watch the music video below:

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Terror Posts New Song, "Stick Tight," Online

LA’s TERROR has posted the new track, “Stick Tight,” on their MySpace page. The song comes off their new album, "Keepers of The Faith," which will be released on September 14th.

Vogel comments on the record, “It’s fucking crazy how this world works. We went to do a cool radio show on the third day of this tour and played a new song without even thinking. Hours later it was online so I guess we might as well just launch this new track everywhere. This way people can get the true version. The lyrics are on the blog too. I also just heard the test press of the 7 inch single for Keepers of The Faith and it sounds fucking great."

“This is the record we put everything we have into, from the music to the lyrics, the layout to the title and to the direct hand to hand street marketing approach, we are putting it all on the line. We took all the rules of what’s going on in the industry today and washed them from our minds. We wanted to capture those early days of hardcore. This is the record we were destined to make. This is TERROR at its best and I’m so excited to get this out and start touring surrounding its energy and passion.”

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Danzig's "Deth Red Sabaoth" Charts At #35

The release of DANZIG’s brand new album, "Deth Red Sabaoth" (reviewed here), returns the artist to the Billboard Charts this week. "Deth Red Sabaoth" was released on June 22 on Evilive/The End Records and is Danzig’s ninth studio album and first in over six years. The album debuts this week on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart at #35 and at #3 on the Top Independent Album Chart. It marks Danzig’s highest-charting album since the release of "Danzig 4" in 1994.

The 11-track collection was written and produced by Glenn Danzig and joining Glenn in the studio for the recording of Deth Red Sabaoth were guitarist Tommy Victor (Prong, Ministry), a Danzig cohort on and off since 1997, and drummer Johnny Kelly (Type O Negative, Seventh Void). While Kelly has toured with Glenn intermittently since 2002, this is the first time he has recorded with the band. Glenn handled the bass chores for most of the album, and played drums on "Black Candy."

The CD cover artwork for Deth Red Sabaoth is an original painting by artist Joe Chiodo whose work has graced not only Danzig's Verotik publishing line, but the covers of numerous graphic novels and comic books, including "X-Men Unlimited."

Deth Red Sabaoth marks Danzig's ninth studio venture that began back in 1988 with the Rick Rubin-produced, Platinum-certified, Danzig. In 1993 "Mother" became a major hit and added to his iconic status that began over a decade earlier when he founded the near-mythic punk band Misfits and then Samhain.

Danzig - Glenn, guitarist Tommy Victor, drummer Johnny Kelly and bassist Steve Zing - also a founding member of Samhain with Glenn – recently completed an exclusive 9-city album release tour and will continue to tour extensively to support Deth Red Sabaoth.

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The Crown Signs To Century Media

Swedish death metal veterans The Crown have announced that they have signed a new record deal with Century media, for their forthcoming new album, "Doomsday King" which will be released in September of this year.

Marko Tervonen (guitar) states: "We are happy as hell to turn a new page in The Crown's history book... and to pick up the journey with Century Media Records supporting us feels great. We can't wait to unleash Doomsday King upon you all!!!"

Jens Prueter (Head Of A&R, Century Media Europe) adds: "Some of the very early Century Media signings have been Unleashed, Grave, Tiamat, Asphyx, Morgoth – the glory days of the first death metal wave. We are still in love with death metal and are more than proud to announce the signing of Swedish death metal legend The Crown. They haven't lost any aggression since the early 90s and are still a guarantee for some death metal holocaust! In case of doubt, go to one of the summer festivals and hear some new songs live before the album's coming out this fall. We will be there as well. Cheers!"

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Frames Streaming New Album Sample

Montana metal act Frames is currently streaming a new teaser track online from the band's upcoming debut album "The Consequences of Breathing." The teaser song, along with the previously uploaded tracks "Flow," "Ebb," and "To Emerge," can be heard via the official Frames MySpace page. Additional details on the release date and track listing for the new album will be announced as they are made available.

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Haken To Play Summer's End Festival

Prog metal act Haken has checked in with the following update about performing at this year's edition of the Summer's End festival:

"We are very excited to announce that we will be playing at Summer's End festival on Saturday the 9th of October, along with the likes of Ark, Karmakanic and Agents of Mercy (featuring Roine Stolt and Jonas Reingold from The Flower Kings). Please follow this link to check out some of the great surprises this festival has to offer. It would be great to see some of you there."

The details of the upcoming Haken shows are as follows:

10/2 2010 PROGPOWER EUROPE Baarlo, Limburg, NETHERLANDS
10/9 2010 SUMMER'S END 2010 Lydney, Gloucester, UNITED KINGDOM

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Halcyon Way Reveals Album Artwork

Atlanta, Georgia based band Halcyon Way has unveiled the cover art for "Building The Towers," which can be viewed at this location. "Building The Towers" is the Nightmare Records artist's sophomore album, and the cover art was designed by Travis Smith. The album is due for worldwide release late Summer 2010, with the exact release date expected to be announced in the coming days. Two advance tracks from the album can be heard on the band’s MySpace page.

The follow up release to 2008’s "A Manifesto For Domination" will be the band’s first release to feature new vocalist Steve Braun, as well as a special guest appearance by Pamela Moore. Lasse Lammert, best known for his work producing the Alestorm releases, will be producing the new album along with guitarist Jon Bodan. The drums were tracked at Open Sky Studios in Atlanta, GA with Mike Froedge at the helm.

"We couldn’t be happier with the way the art for Building The Towers is coming out – Travis has really outdone himself for us, and we can’t wait to get the CD in your hands," said guitarist Zane Matthews. "Not only is the art incredibly impressive, but the songwriting, production, and performances on this album are all a huge step up from Manifesto."

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Haste The Day Posts Album Trailer

Christian metallers Haste the Day released their new album "Attack of the Wolf King" yesterday, June 29th, 2010. The band has posted a teaser trailer online for the new album, which can be viewed below.

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Just One Fix Announces New Zealand Shows

New Zealand's Just One Fix has issued the following announcement about an upcoming all ages show:

"It's about freakin' time we did an all age show in our local Auckland - it's been far too long but it's going t be worth the wait as we are hugely excited to be sharing the stage once again with Christchurch metal titans TAINTED and our good mates FRACTURED! This will take place at the Basement (Lower Greys Ave, Auckland CBD) on Friday 6th August. This line-up will also be playing Hamilton @ Altitude Bar on Thursday 5th August!"

You can check out Just One Fix songs at the band's MySpace page, or catch them live on the following dates:

8/5 2010 Altitude Bar Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND
8/6 2010 The Basement (ALL AGES) Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
9/5 2010 City of Fire @ Kings Arms Auckland, NEW ZEALAND

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King Of Asgard Comments On Album Recording

Swedish folk metal act King of Asgard has issued the following update about the recording of the band's new album:

"It's been a while now and the debut album was recorded way back now. On the 19th of March King of Asgard wend their way to Varberg, Sweden, and Sonic Train Studios. The recording was done during two intense weeks with Andy LaRocque as engineer and co-producer. We worked really hard, nights and days, using both A and B studios for the ultimate outcome of our stay. All of us with the aim to make this release as satisfying as possible, leaving nothing to chanse. Thirteen songs were nailed on track, including intro and outro.

"The arrangements is well thought through and the vocal tracks being laid down with alot of thought behind. The production has a somewhat organic sound to it, simple and raw, yet allowing everything shine through and bring the production to its full justice.

"Both recording, mixing and mastering took place at Sonic Train Studios and we had eyes and ears to it all the way, along with the great support and professionalism from Andy LaRocque. So with all efforts put down in this we are very proud and anxious to get this out and see from where to start."

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Coroner To Reunite For Hellfest 2011

Swiss technical thrash metal veterans Coroner have been revealed as the surprise announcement for next year's edition of Hellfest, which will take place in Clisson, France from the 17th- 19th of June. More details, including whether or not the reunion will be a permanent one, will be revealed shortly.

Originally part of the road crew for fellow countrymen Celtic Frost, Swiss thrash trio Coroner — made up of bassist Ron Royce, drummer Marquis Marky and guitarist Tommy T. Baron — went on to become one of the most progressive extreme metal acts of the Eighties.

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Sepultura Posts Graspop Footage Online

Brazilian thrash metal legends Sepultura has posted a video online, which features footage of the band backstage at last weekend's Graspop Metal Meeting festival in Dessel, Belgium. You can check it out below. The band are currently touring Europe in support of their latest studio album, "A-Lex" which was released in January of last year. More...

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Behemoth Posts New Video Teaser Online

Polish blackened death metal outfit Behemoth has posted a teaser trailer online for their forthcoming new music video, "Alas The Lord is Upon Me." You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's critically acclaimed new album, "Evangelion," which was released last year. More...

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Soul Inquisition Returns with Free EP

Soul Inquisition has unleashed their first new music in 10 years. The Virginia-base extreme metal band had released five albums by 2000 and while working on their sixth got put on hold due to a tragic death of a friend. Ten years later sees Soul Inquisition back with "Enter The Kingdom Of The Dead," which contains four new songs.

You can check out some of their music on the band's MySpace player or just download the entire EP in MP3 or lossless format for free (from the widget below).


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Ozzy Osbourne Enters Billboard Top Five

Heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne has entered the Billboard Album Charts at number four with his latest studio album, "Scream." The record sold around 78,000 copies in it's first week of release, ranking Ozzy behind Eminem, Drake and Miley Cyrus in the charts. The album is now available everywhere through Epic Records.

"Scream" is Ozzy's tenth solo ablum and is his first album since 2007's, "Black Rain." He recently released the first music video off the album for the single, "Let Me Hear You Scream."

Ozzy will be touring later this summer on this year's Ozzfest, which is also scheduled to hit the U.K. for the first time in five years.

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Glenn Danzig Being Sued Over Car Accident

Glenn Danzig is being sued for allegedly driving his car into the back of another vehicle in January. The victim, Guy Wilson, is claiming that he has suffered pain and emotional distress, and is seeking unspecified damages.

Danzig just released "Deth Red Sabaoth" on June 22 on Evilive/The End Records. It is Danzig’s ninth studio album and first in over six years. The album debuted this week on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart at #35 and at #3 on the Top Independent Album Chart. It marks Danzig’s highest-charting album since the release of "Danzig 4" in 1994.

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Marseille Announces U.K. Tour

Reunited New Wave Of British Heavy Metal veterans Marseille has announced a string of headlining tourdates in the United Kingdom, which will kick off this September. Support on the trek will come from Exit State and Operation Error.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Vader Reveals New Album Title

Polish death metal veterans Vader has announced that they have already decidedon the title of their next studio album. The record will be named "Return Of The Morbid Reich" and the band is scheduled to begin recording the album next spring. Stay tuned for further details.

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The Anatomy Of Forming New Project

Missouri's The Anatomy Of, which disbanded in May, has now issued the following update about forming a new, as-yet-untitled project:

"Well it's been a while has it not? A lot of new things have been happening for the remaining members of The Anatomy Of. David, Sean and Wayne have decided to start a new yet to be named project. The new sound will be very different than that of TAO. There will still be a equal amount of screaming and singing but we're straying away from the punk roots that TAO once held.

"Think of this new project as being melodic metalcore. We plan to explore all types of metal with this new project while still maintaining Hardcore roots. The three of us are in the process of recording. We will have new material up soon as well as a new name. So stay tuned!"

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Hydrogyn Track Listing and Artwork Revealed

In the latest Hydrogyn online youtube diary for the new Hydrogyn album Judgement, the tracks have finally been revealed. In addition, the artwork of Judgement has been posted as well. In the new video diary, Jeff Young, Julie and Jeff Westlake talk about the meaning behind the new album title and the release date. Jeff Young says that Judgement will most likely be released in Europe before the United States. Jeff Westlake also says that there might be a special pre-sale with special packaging before the record is released through the label.

HYDROGYN: Judgement

1. Medicate
2. Big Star (featuring dUg pinnick)
3. Self Destruct
4. Alone
5. Rusted Love
6. Gold Dust Woman
7. New Messiah
8. Drowning
9. Right Thing Now
10. Lost Reality

Julie - The Voice
Jeff Westlake - Guitars
Jeff Young - Guitars
James LoMenzo - Bass
Joe Migz - Drumz
dUg pinnick - Vocals & Bass

HYDROGYN: Judgement Produced by Jeff Westlake & Jeff Young / Mixed by Jeff Westlake."Right Thing Now" mixed by Michael Wagener. More...

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