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Metal News for June 4, 2008

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14 news articles posted on this day.

Kataklysm Charts In Germany and Austria

KATAKLYSM has charted at number 38 in Germany and 44 in Austria's music charts for their latest release, "Prevail." Just a few days after the worldwide release of the album, KATAKLYSM also surpassed 100,000 friends on MySpace.

As previously reported, Kataklysm and Martyr are about to head out for a few Canadian tour dates in a couple days:

6/6 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
6/7 Montreal, QC @ Le Medley
6/8 Quebec City, QC @ L'Imperial

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Genghis Tron Announces Remix Series

Genghis Tron has announced the details of a five-volume "Board Up The House" remix series.

Beginning in August and continuing through the rest of 2008, Genghis Tron will be releasing five 12" remix records on five different record labels (Temporary Residence Ltd., Lovepump United, Relapse Records, Anticon Records, and Crucial Blast Records respectively). Each volume will be limited to 1,000, pressed on colored vinyl. "Board Up The House" cover artist, Jon Beasley, will also be providing each remix album with alternative artwork.

Each record will feature a select number of Genghis Tron songs taken from "Board Up The House," remixed by a variety of artists. Some of the participating artists include Black Moth Super Rainbow, Ulver, Dntel, Telefon Tel Aviv, Steve Moore, Jesu/Justin Broadrick, Danny Lohner, Rob Crow, Subtle, Odd Nosdam, Circle, Tim Hecker, and many more to be announced soon.

Genghis Tron commented on the series: "We are very excited to announce a series of special Genghis Tron releases which we've been scheming for quite some time now. Those who have been following us for a while know that we've always been interested in remixes, but to date we've only released a few GT remixes on a few tour-only CDs. We've wanted to do something grander and more 'official' for a long time, so we're proud to say that we've finally assembled a very massive, very official remix project. We reached out to lots of musicians who we admire and overall we've been completely overwhelmed at their willingness to participate in this massive, awesome project. More importantly, the remixes are sounding pretty mind-blowing so far...we're excited to share them with you."

Each release will be available for pre-order for roughly a month prior to its release. Temporary Residence Limited is slated to release volume one of the series in September, with pre-order beginning in July. Further information, including preview tracks, artwork, pre-order options, and more will be announced over the coming months.

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Metallica Fueling Rumors of Metallica Guitar Hero

Metallica is fueling the rumors online of and all-Metallica Guitar Hero Game (or at least add-on pack) with the following mysterious post to their MySpace blog entitled "METALLICA GUITAR HERO GAME. . . FACT OR FICTION?":

"An all Metallica Guitar Hero game . . . fact or fiction? Idle internet gossip, wishful thinking, or the real deal? Let's just say that perhaps, just maybe, if you've already mastered "One" on GHIII there might be a pile of 'Tallica songs in your future.

"More details later this summer . . ."

This statement was apparently in response to a feature on Gamespot on June 2, 2008 that stated:

"Guitar Hero: Metallica is no longer a case of wishful thinking or idle speculation–it's fact. When sifting through an SEC filing of Activision's over the weekend, Wedbush Morgan Securities analyst Edward Woo–associate of the highly visible Michael Pachter–uncovered a gem in the section where the Santa Monica, California-based publisher discussed its upcoming game slate."

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Dawn Of Winter Signs To Massacre Records

Massacre Records has signed the doom metal band DAWN OF WINTER. The band will release their new album, "The Peaceful Dead," on November 14, 2008.

In the meantime, check them out on MySpace.

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Debello Set To Release Zatokrev Album

Debello Recordings is set to release the Zatokrev's sophomore album, "Bury The Ashes," which was originally released in 2006 by the Swiss label Get A Life! Records. The release is not firm, but late summer / early fall is being targeted.

The label comments:

"Once in a while you come across a band that speaks to you on some sublimely inexplicable level. For me, Zatokrev is that band. Something about their sound takes me back to the early to mid-nineties when extreme music was sincerely passionate and image an afterthought.

"Hailing from Basel, Switzerland, Zatokrev fuse heavy, floor-crushing grooves (ala Cult of Luna, Callisto, etc. but more coarse) with raspy dual-vocal stylings (think Scott Kelly & Steve Von Till) creating an ominous blend of good ol' fashioned skull-fracturing, down-tuned hardcore and metal."

In the meantime, you can check out some of the band's material on their MySpace page.

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Bhelliom's "Colossal Tragedy" Set For August

After some delays, Singapore thrash metal band Bhelliom's long awaited second album, "The Colossal Tragedy" has been announced for an August 2008 release. The albums was produced by Joshua (Blackisle Studio, Rudra) and mixed by Alan Douches (Hatebreed, Mastodon and Sepultura).

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Cancer Bats Posts "Hail Destroyer" Video Online

Cancer Bats has released their latest video for the song "Hail Destroyer" online. You can watch it on YouTube or below.

Cancer Bats is also touring extensively since May and through August. Here are the latest tour dates: More...

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Sweet Cobra Signs To Black Market Activities

Black Market Activities has announcesd the addition of Sweet Cobra to its roster. The band's Hawthorne Street Records release, "Forever," will be reissued through Black Market Activities on June 24.

Sweet Cobra will play day two of "Dudefest" in Indianapolis on June 21 at Zanies Too.

"An admiration for '70s inspired groove rock and remnants of a hardcore driven past brewed the foundation for Sweet Cobra," states the press release. "The mind-boggling grooves and sludgy, down-trodden guitar riffs make avoiding toe-tapping nearly inescapable. Driven by murky grooves, Sweet Cobra incorporates the disgruntled fervor of hardcore as the finishing touch."

Sweet Cobra formed in 2002 with drummer Jason Gagovski (Suicide Note) and vocalist/bassist Botchy Vasquez (The Killer, Challenger). Guitarists Robert Lanham and Matt Arluck later joined on to complete the line up. The band made its debut on Seventh Rule Recordings with "Praise," introducing Sweet Cobra's boundary defying sound. Picking up where "Praise" left off is 2007's "Forever," originally released through Hawthorne Street Records. "Forever" offers eight songs, encompassing a similar reefer madness, with production by Greg Norman (Pelican, Russian Circles) and mixed by Sanford Parker (Minsk, Buried at Sea) at Volume Studios.

Sweet Cobra has shared the stage with Mastodon, Pelican, Converge, High on Fire, Isis, Coalesce and many, many more.

You can check out some of Sweet Cobra's material on the band's Myspace page.

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Freakstock 2008 Final Line-up Announced

The final line-up for Freakstock 2008, which takes place July 30 to August 3, 2008 in Germany, has been announced. SEVENTH STAR has been confirmed and will be playing their second to last show ever at the FREAKSTOCK FESTIVAL this year. And because of the cancellation of OBED, we are proud to announce that SEVENTH AVENUE have jumped in.

so here we have the final line-up for the hardmusic-stage:

Seventh Star (USA)
Pantokrator (SWE)
Deuteronomium (FIN)
Seventh Avenue (GER)
Through Solace (UK)
Descend to Rise (GER)
Kashee Opeiah (GER)
Skyrider (NL)
Horatio (CH)
Chico (PL)
Never Back Down (GER)
Preacher (GER)
Snakebreak9 (GER)
Fallobstfresser (GER)

For more information and ticketing information on Freakstock, visit their site here (in German).

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Hell Within Prepares For "Summer Of Corruption"

Hell Within will be heading out on a 41 date Headlining U.S. Tour with Forever In Terror. The tour will start on June 6th in Buffalo, NY and wrap up in Massachusetts on July 19, 2008.

"Taking a look at the current state of the world, we have decided to entitle this outing 'The Summer Of Corruption Tour 2008'," commented the band.

This will be Hell Within's last U.S. tour before they begin work on their currently untitled new album.

Here are the latest Summer of Corruption 2008 Tour dates: More...

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Massacre Cancels Mexico Shows

Tampa, Florida death metal band, MASSACRE, have posted the following update on their MySpace page:

"ATTENTION!!! The shows planned for Mexico this weekend have been cancelled! This cancellation comes from the local promoters side - NOT OUR SIDE."

"We just want to make this clear. Below is a letter copy from the local promoter."

"I'm sorry to write you back till now. I have an unexpected family problem and I must concentrate on it. This problem will not allow me to take care of business and to do the shows we have planned for this weekend." More...

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Psyopus and Fuck The Facts Team Up For US Tour


8/18 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
8/19 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft
8/20 - Rochester, NY @ The Penny Arcade
8/21 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
8/22 - Arlington Heights, IL @ Knights of Columbus
8/23 - Rodgers, MN @ Showcase Skatepark
8/24 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
8/25 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
8/27 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
8/28 - Portland, OR @ Satyricon
8/29 - Bakersfield, CA @ The Dome
8/31 - San Marcos, CA @ The Jumping Turtle
9/1 - Pheonix, AZ @ Modified Arts
9/2 - Farmington, NM @ Gators
9/4 - Amarillo, TX @ The War Legion Underground
9/5 - Victoria, TX @ Sun Valley Ranch
9/6 - Austin, TX @ Red 7
9/7 - Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
9/8 - Metarie, LA @ High Ground Venue
9/9 - Tallahassee, FL @ The Beta Bar
9/10 - Winter Park, FL @ The Haven
9/11 - Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
9/12 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
9/13 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Peppermint Beach Club
9/14 - Fredericksburg, VA @ The Refuge
9/15 - Doylestown, PA @ Siren Records

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MyChildren MyBride Posts New Song Online

Christian hardcore/metal band MyChildren MyBride has put a new song, "The Machinist," online on their MySpace page. Head over to their MySpace page to hear "The Machinist."

Their latest album "Unbreakable" is available for only $7.99 at BestBuy.com for a limited time.

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Mia Hope Signs To Rising Records

Rising Records recently announced the signing of Berkshire-based metal/hardcore band Mia Hope. The band will be working on their debut album later this year. In the meantime, you can check out some of their material on the band's MySpace page.

The band previously released an EP, entitled "The Collapse Of Etymology," which was distributed in North America via Forgetten Empire Records.

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