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Metal News for June 4, 2010

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36 news articles posted on this day.


Chad Ackerman Talks Destroy The Runner Breakup

Vocalist Chad Ackerman has been around the metalcore block, providing vocals for iconic act As I Lay Dying as well as Arnold impersonations for the governator themed band Austrian Death Machine. For the last three years Chad has been working full time with Destroy the Runner, which was in the process of recording a third full-length album and follow up to 2008's "I, Lucifer." The band then unexpectedly broke up after a period of relative quiet, leaving the fans wondering what happened and what the fate of the new album would be.

Chad took some time to discuss the breakup and the recording that had been done so far on the third album. An audibly emotional Ackerman commented, "It was just sad how everything went down. I really wish we could release that third album or even just a song or two to say goodbye to fans, like a farewell to let them know how it sounded. Everyone went through a lot of work and it would be awesome to give those fans who were there from day one something to part with." He also discussed his reactivated band Chapter 14 and the circumstances behind the band's decision not to release the new Destroy the Runner album. More...

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Ape Cancels Two Shows

Ape has been forced to cancel two shows and has issued the following update, without many details, as a result:

"Unfortunately APE will not be performing on June 4th at Hollywood and June 5th at the Atria. We have some internal issues to deal with. We sincerely apologize to the promoters who booked us, the bands on the bills with us, and the lovely people who support us and come to our shows. We have been scrambling like crazy to find another band to take our spot because the news was just brought to our attention last night. Things will be dealt with accordingly and there will be some new APE news in the future."

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Austere Calls It Quits

Depressive black metal band Austere recently called it quits. Here's the vague update from the band:

“It is with much sadness that today, May 19th, 2010, we announce the end of Austere. We would like to thank everyone who has helped and supported us over the years, and we hope you’ll continue to support us in our current and future endeavors.”

Tim Yatras and ‘D’ have two other bands on the go; black metal band Woods of Desolation and mellow rock band Grey Waters, while Mitchell Keepin is presumably focusing on Nazxul.

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Jorn's "Dio" Tribute Album Revealed

Jorn Lande (Masterplan) has offered his talents to honour the musical legacy of Ronnie James Dio, with his new album aptly entitled “Dio,” to be released on Frontiers Records on July 2nd in Europe and July 27th in the U.S.

Handpicking some lesser known tunes of the Dio era, along with some of the true classics, Jorn offers a fine collection of songs that present the music of the Man and the Artist, with a unique twist. In Jorn Lande’s own words: “Throughout the years I have had the privilege of both meeting and working with many of the musicians that have inspired me on my musical journey. Ronnie James Dio has inspired me through decades, and this man's influence continues to add colour to my creative spirit. Ever since the first time I heard his royal roar back in the 70's, I have been fascinated by this extremely talented man's creative force and dedication to music. His career has been going on for so long and includes so many great songs, that it was a challenge to decide which songs and what era to focus on. I ended up focusing on the DIO era.”

The album also includes an original song for which a videoclip, shot by Thomas Tjader (Pretty Maids, In Flames) was produced. Jorn says: “I wrote 'Song for Ronnie James' as a tribute and a personal thanks to the man who has been my mentor for more than 35 years. This great man has affected my life and career in such a way that without his presence, I would not have become the artist I am today.”

The “Song for Ronnie James” music video can be watched below.

“Dio” was mixed by Tommy Hansen, Jailhouse Studios, and the final tracklisting includes the following tracks:

Song For Ronnie James
Shame on the Night
Stand Up And Shout
Don't Talk to Strangers
Lord Of The Last Day
Night People
Sacred Heart
Sunset Superman
Lonely Is The Word / Letters From Earth (2010 version)
Kill The King*
Straight Through The Heart (live)

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Suicide Silence Seeking Fan Input On Cover Song

Suicide Silence is currently seeking input from fans regarding what cover song they would like to see the band record next. You can let the band know which cover song you want them to record through their MySpace blog. Suicide Silence's rendition of the Deftones track "Engine No. 9" can also be found below.

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Apocalyptica Reveals New Album Cover Art

Apocalyptica has revealed the cover art to their new album, "7th Symphony," at this location. "7th Symphony," is set to be released August 24th in North America (Aug 23rd in Rest of World).

The majority of the album was produced by Joe Barresi (Tool, Queens Of The Stoneage, Bad Religion etc.) with two other songs produced by Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Motörhead, Papa Roach). The first single, “End Of Me,” is featuring Gavin Rossdale, best known as vocalist of the British alternative rock band Bush. The band filmed a music video for the single last week.

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Gallileous Announces Four Way Split

Poland's Gallileous will be contributing a song to an upcoming four way split titled "Unveiling the Signs," which will also includes Pantheist, Wijlen Wij, and Dissolving of Prodigy. Details on the release date have yet to be announced. The track listing will be as follows:

Pantheist - "Barock"
Wijlen Wij - "The Wall of Life"
Dissolving of Prodigy - "Zlodejská svetélka" (Lights of thieves)
Gallileous - "Zabobon" (Superstition)

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Stream Kingdom of Sorrow's Entire New Album Online

New Orleans metal band KINGDOM OF SORROW is streaming their new album "Behind The Blackest Tears" in its entirety at their MySpace page. "Behind The Blackest Tears" will be released next Tuesday, June 8th, in North America and on June 14th internationally.

Additionally, AOL Radio is currently featuring a free MP3 download of “God’s Law In The Devil’s Land” taken from "Behind The Blackest Tears" at this location. KINGDOM OF SORROW has also posted more video footage of Jamey Jasta and Kirk Windstein in the studio working on "Behind The Blackest Tears," which can be seen below. "Behind The Blackest Tears" was recorded at Dexters Lab Recordings (Milford, CT) with engineer Nick Bellmore and mixed and mastered by Zeuss at Planet Z Recordings (Hadley, MA).

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Oligarquia Announces New Live Shows

Brazilian death metallers Oligarquia are currently working on their third full-length album "Distilling Hatred." The band has now announced a string of tour dates prior to the release of the album. The currently announced dates are as follows:

6/19 2010 Santos/SP Santos, SP
6/25 2010 Lofficina Bar S.Bernado/SP São Bernardo do Campo/SP, SP
7/10 2010 Taubaté/SP Taubaté, SP, BRAZIL
7/25 2010 Outs Bar - São Paulo/SP São Paulo, SP
8/8 2010 Hocus Pocus - S.Jose dos Campos/SP Sao Jose dos Campos (Brasil), SP
8/14 2010 Central Rock Bar - Sto André/SP Santo André, SP
8/21 2010 Pouso Alegre/MG Pouso Alegre, MG
9/6 2010 Underground Rock Bar - Sorocaba/SP Sorocaba, SP

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Procession Checks In From The Studio

Chile based metal act Procession is holed up in the studio recording afull-length album titled "Destroyers of the Faith," which is set to be released later this year via Doomentia Records. Procession has now issued the following recording update:

"Approved, sealed and worshiped: BASS (and I write it with proper big characters) is done now and the raw mix with the drums has become one of the heaviest things I've ever heard in my condemned existence. Pounding every second and blowing the speakers with every arrangement, solos, etc. Claudio managed to create such an atmosphere with excellent licks and bridges full of heavy metal anger! A fucking perpetual pulse that's kicking our guts!

"Of course this part of the process couldn't exist in a boring state of sobriety and consciousness, so we have been drinking a lot of beers, listened to Manowar, Riot and Black Sabbath, went to a couple of bars, spoke loads of shit and made it happen as if it was any random weekend... loyalty! This has been the best recording sessions ever. I start with the guitars on Monday."

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Landmine Marathon Announces U.S. Tour

Phoenix, Arizona grindsters Landmine Marathon will hit the road this month for a full U.S. tour. The band is supporting their latest release and Prosthetic debut "Sovereign Descent." The previous two full-lengths, "Wounded" and "Rusted Eyes Awake," were originally released by Level Plane, and have both been reissued by Prosthetic. The currently announced dates are as follows, with more expected to be announced soon:

6/28 Tucson, AZ Skrappy's
6/29 Los Angeles, CA The Blvd.
6/30 San Diego, CA The Yard
7/1 Sacramento, CA 16th St. Café
7/2 San Francisco, CA Kimo's
7/3 Reno, NV Ground Zero
7/5 Denver, CO Blastomat
7/6 Omaha, NE The Manor
7/9 Indianapolis, IN DUDEFEST
7/10 Columbus, OH Carabar
7/11 Buffalo, NY Club Diablo
7/13 Brooklyn, NY Union Pool
7/15 NYC, NY The Cake Shop
7/16 Philadelphia, PA M Room
7/17 Baltimore, MD Talking Head
7/18 Richmond, VA The Triple
7/23 Austin, TX Red 7
7/24 Dallas, TX Ridgelea Theatre

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The Showdown Announces New Album Release

Tennessee’s Christian southern metal outfit The Showdown has announced an August 24th street date for their Solid State Records sophomore release, "Blood in the Gears." The forthcoming full-length was recorded at Anthem Productions in Nashville, and produced by The Showdown’s own Jeremiah Scott. The album’s title track, and first single off the record, is available for streaming on the band’s official MySpace page. "Blood in the Gears" is The Showdown’s fourth studio album, and the follow up to 2008’s "Back Breaker."

“Blood in the Gears is true to what The Showdown has always been about in the past,” explains vocalist David Bunton, “…heavy, thrashy, southern, groovy. Jeremiah Scott (Bass) recorded and produced the record, all in house and on our own terms. We are sounding like we want to and saying exactly what we want to. That’s what heavy metal is all about.”

The track listing for the album is as follows: More...

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Nevermore Streaming New Song Online

Nevermore is set to release the new full-length album, "The Obsidian Conspiracy," on June 8th, 2010. The band is now streaming a new song from the album, titled “She Comes In Colors,” through Revolvermag.com at this location.

North American fans will get a chance to see the band as they kick of a tour starting on September 23rd and running through the beginning of November. The bill also features Warbringer, Mutiny Within, and Hatesphere in the support slots. The currently confirmed dates are as follows: More...

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Pentagram Spreads Evil Over New Orleans

People turned out in droves to see the show with so many amazing bands on the bill. If they couldn’t afford to get in, they would hang outside and listen because it was just too good to miss completely. The slow, swampy, southern metal was complimented so well by the high humidity and heat of the night. Beer flowed (everywhere) and ears became numb as each of four bands took turns breaking amps. More...

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Necronaut Streaming New Track "In Dark Tribute"

Swedish metal act Necronaut recently uploaded a new song, titled “In Dark Tribute," to the band's MySpace page. The new track features Nifelheim members Hellbutcher on vocals and Tyrant on guitar for a solo. The self-titled debut full-length is scheduled for release via Regain Records later in fall of 2010. Additional details on the album will be announced as they are made available.

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Nachtmystium Embarks On U.S. Tour

Chicagoan psychedelic stormtroopers Nachtmystium are on the road now, playing several shows on their way to rendezvous with NOLA sludge kingpins Eyehategod in Florida for a three-week binge across the US. Also joining the melee for short segments each include Brutal Truth, The Atlas Moth, Black Tusk, Black Anvil, Strong Intention, and more over the course of the tour.

Nachtmystium are on the streets this summer promoting their new full-length "Addicts: Black Meddle Part II," which sees release next week via Century Media in North America and Candlelight in Europe. The currently announced tour dates are as follows:

6/04/2010 Ground Zero - Spartanburg, SC w/ Eyehategod, Withered
6/05/2010 Volume 11 - Raleigh, NC w/ Eyehategod, Withered, Black Tusk
6/06/2010 Headliners - Louisville, KY w/ Eyehategod, Black Tusk
6/07/2010 Fubar - St Louis, MO w/ Eyehategod,
6/08/2010 Muse - Nashville, TN w/ Eyehategod, Withered
6/09/2010 The Hat Factory [NEW VENUE] - Richmond, VA w/ Eyehategod, Black Tusk, StrongIntention
6/10/2010 Krug’s - Frederick, MD w/ Eyehategod, Brutal Truth, Strong Intention
6/11/2010 Unitarian Church - Philadelphia, PA w/ Eyehategod, Brutal Truth, Black Anvil, Tombs
6/12/2010 Europa - Brooklyn, NY w/ Eyehategod, Brutal Truth, Black Anvil, Tombs
6/13/2010 Club Hall - Providence, RI w/ Eyehategod, Brutal Truth, Black Anvil, Tombs, Howl
6/14/2010 Daniel St - Milford, CT w/ Eyehategod, Howl
6/15/2010 Rocko’s - Manchester, NH w/ Eyehategod, Howl
6/16/2010 Bug Jar - Rochester, NY
6/19/2010 Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL w/ Eyehategod, Anal Cunt, Weekend Nachos, Strong Intention
6/20/2010 Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL w/ Eyehategod, The Atlas Moth

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Airbourne Posts New Music Video

Australian rockers Airbourne have posted a music video online for "Blonde, Bad, and Beautiful," which can be viewed below. Roadrunner Records also issued the following statement about the video clip:

"Don't you just hate it when you're on the flight home from a long tour trying to get some shut-eye, but the rest of the passengers want to run around in bikini's and show off their poll-dancing prowess? This very conundrum is documented in Airbourne's brand new music video for 'Blonde, Bad, and Beautiful' off of their sophomore release, No Guts. No Glory. Join the Aussie's below on T&A Airlines as they drink, party, and most of all rock.

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Amalgama Issues Recording Update

Amalgama has checked in with the following recording update:

"Vocals are done. I cannot express to you in more satisfied terms how good that feels to put those words down. Recording sessions can be tedious and exhaustive, testing the limits of your vocal chords and, in some cases, your patience. However, this last and final session was so rewarding and productive that I thought I would pass along my distinct satisfaction with the whole experience. Our producer and engineer John Spomer has been, and continues to be, a consummate professional and a great friend to Amalgama. Over the course of the recording of this EP, he has brought out some of the best performances from each of us individually.

"We tracked the final notes squeezed out of my throat at Four Legs Records in Orange County, NY. Nestled away in the basement floor vocal booth, we completed all we set out to accomplish, rich vocal harmonies to counterbalance some of the heavy riffage laid down just a few short weeks ago.

"Shows are coming in fast and furious as we gear back up to start playing shows around the northeast and beyond. The prospect of getting back onstage is an exciting one for all 4 of us. We'll be announcing the title of the new EP, debuting the artwork, and releasing more show information in the coming weeks. Until we see you again from the stage, stay metal."

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Swashbuckle Changes U.K. Show Venue

New Jersey pirate themed thrash metal act Swashbuckle has issued the following announcement about switching venues for the upcoming live show on September 20th, 2010: "Ahoy all, please note that the venue for the Heidenfest show on September, 20th has been moved. Still the same date (September 20th, 2010), the venue is now O2 Islington Academy, UK - London!"

The upcoming Swashbuckle tour dates are as follows:

7/14 2010 Jaxx SPRINGFIELD, Virginia, US
7/15 2010 The Trocadero Philadelphia, Pennsylvan, US
7/16 2010 The Gramery Theatre New York, New York , US
7/17 2010 The Palladium Worcester, Massachuse, US
7/18 2010 FouFounes Electriques Montreal, QC, Quebec , CA
7/19 2010 THE OPERA HOUSE Toronto, Ontario, CA
7/20 2010 Peabody’s Cleveland, Ohio, US
7/21 2010 BLONDIE’S Detroit, Michigan, US
7/22 2010 Reggies Rock Club Chicago, Illinois , US
7/23 2010 The Rave Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US
7/24 2010 The Rock Maplewood, Minnesota , US
7/27 2010 El Corazon Seattle, Washington, US
7/28 2010 Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver, BC, British Co, CA
7/29 2010 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, Oregon, US
7/30 2010 Slim’s San Francisco, California, US
7/31 2010 The Galaxy Theatre Santa Ana, California, US More...

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New Metal Songs Available On Rock Band This Week

This week's additions to the Rock Band Network feature songs from the Cancer Bats, while new tracks from Demon Hunter and In This Moment will be coming the PS3 edition on June 8th. The complete list of new tracks, including all the non-metal songs, is as follows:

Clandestine - "Disappear in You"
HourCast - "Freakshow"
Ron Wasserman - "American Hero"
Gentlemen At Arms - "When We Fall"
a t o m - "Shake"
Cancer Bats - "Sorceress"
Cancer Bats - "Hail Destroyer"
Sullivan DeMott - "Live For Today"
Drive-By Truckers - "This F***ing Job"
P.O.D. - "Alive" More...

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Helengard Signs To Firebox Records

Firebox Records has issued the following update about inking a deal with Russian folk metal act Helengard:

"Russian folk metal band Helengard is another project of multi-talented musician Anton Belov (Kauan, Strecosa, etc.). Anton plays all instruments and sing together with Alina 'Witch_A.' Roberts, a famous Ukrein female vocalist. The hebut album 'Helengard' is already recorded in Chelyabinsk on various studios. Besides basic instruments there are used also various special ones like flute and bagpipes. Album will be released end of summer on digipack format, two full sample tracks are available at Firebox and Helengard MySpace pages."

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Rotting Christ Postpones South American Tour

Greek extreme metallers Rotting Christ have checked in with the following announcement about canceling their South American tour due to front man Sakis being injured:

"Rotting Christ’s frontman Sakis has been involved in an accident in which he has sustained injuries to his leg that will keep him glued to his bed for at least a month. Unfortunately this means Rotting Christ have been forced to postpone their upcoming South American tour. As you all know, we were really looking forward to these shows and are gutted and very sorry we can’t make it over, but we promise all our Latin American Hermandos that we will be back in October for an even more extended tour of your continent! Whatever doesn’t kill us will make us stronger!"

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Anger As Art Comments On Death Of Robby Settles

Anger As Art has issued the following statement about the recent death of Bitch drummer Robby Settles:

"There seemed to be a lot of losses of people who were influential in the month of May. But, one that really hit me was the passing of my friend and band mate Robby Settles. Robby was a huge influence on me and on the way I conducted myself over the years – even today. It was about the approach to your craft – to never go half assed. In 2004, I was asked to join Bitch as their bass player – a gig that I have relished. While I was not there for the glory days of the 80’s (I was in a couple of other glorious bands at the time), the impact they had on me still held true. He was a kind hearted gentle giant.

"I have played with a lot of drummers in my career. There is a certain standard that I look for – one that very few can hold. Robby certainly held it. He had a consistent solid approach that was somewhere between John Bonham and Buddy Rich. There was an extreme confidence to perform with Robby – just seeing him behind the kit in complete control while the mayhem and theatrics were going on was a great feeling. Every fill was consistent and solid, and he was a human metronome. The mark of a great drummer is when you can tell who it is simply by the way they hit their snare drum. Robby was one of those guys. His influence on Bitch is such that it bears questioning whether or not the band continues without him. Those shoes cannot be filled. More...

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Riverside Announces Poland Concerts

Polish progressive metal band Riverside have announced two 2010 concerts in Poland. The first one will take place in Szczytno on Thursday, August 12th on the first day of the Open Mind Festival. Riverside takes the stage right before THE CULT. The second one will take place in Spodek (Katowice) at this year's Metal Hammer Festival. On Friday, August 27th. Riverside will play among such bands as KORN, OPETH and KATATONIA.

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Decrepitaph Uploads New Track

Texas death metal act Decrepitaph is currently streaming a new track online titled "Birth of Hideous Apparitions." The band issued the following update about the song:

"First off, go to our MySpace page to check out a brand new song from the new 'Conjuring Chaos' MCD! Take a listen to 'Birth of Hideous Apparitions' and become possessed by blasphemy once again! We are offering a cool package deal that is similar to what we offered for 'Beyond The Cursed Tombs', but with some different items we've never had before like tapes and patches! This deal is only happening from June 4th to June 19th! We had to up the price on overseas orders because we took a beating last time and we'd prefer not to Lose money on shipping all this! But still, it's a sweet deal and I'm sure our overseas fans can understand having to pay a bit more!

"We would like to let everyone know that once we get to 50 pre-orders, we will be stopping the special sale. We only have 50 shirts and patches for this, so that is as many as we can sell! Just so you know, we sold over 100 of the package deals for 'Beyond The Cursed Tombs', so please act fast if you want one because I really doubt this is going to be available for the full two weeks! Once again, we'd like to thank our small but loyal fan base for continuing to support Decrepitaph in everything we do! We will never compromise what we set out to do and we will never release something that we aren't personally proud to put our name on. More...

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Frames Streaming New Song "Flow"

Montana metal act Frames, which features former members from Lost Lady Saloon, is now streaming another new song online from the band's upcoming full-length album. The track "Flow," along with the previously uploaded "To Emerge," can be heard now via the official Frames MySpace page. Further information on the band's upcoming album will be forthcoming.

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Five Finger Death Punch Detained In Germany

Five Finger Death Punch has checked in with the following statement about being detained and then released in Germany:

"German police had detained Jeremy Spencer, Zoltan Bathory and Matt Snell of Five Finger Death Punch en route to the Rock Am Ring Festival the band is scheduled to play on June 4th. The Munich Police Department alerted the Nurnberg Airport Police - where a group of officers took the musicians into custody for alleged international weapons violations. After recognizing the event as a misunderstanding, German police released the band members and they will appear at both Rock Am and Rock Im Ring festivals as scheduled."

The upcoming Five Finger Death Punch tour dates are as follows: More...

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In Flames Announces Gothenburg Club Show

In Flames has announced an exclusive club show at Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg, Sweden on June 17th. The band issued the following statement about the show:

"In December 2009 In Flames did their biggest Swedish headline dates in their career. Over 19,000 people saw the band over 3 shows in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö. These three shows looked like they could be the last for quite some time, but the band was overwhelmed by the response and decided to do a couple more this summer. So now, the day before Metaltown starts In Flames will play the small club Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg. This is a VERY exclusive and intimate show so if you want a chance to see this be quick as the tickets will no doubt disappear fast. Tickets are released Friday June 4th at 10.00 am CET and are sold via this location and Eventims call centre 0046 (0)771-651 000."

The upcoming In Flames tour dates are as follows:

6/19 2010 Gothenburg - Metaltown Festival Gothenburg, Västra Göt, SE
7/14 2010 Oslo Live Oslo, NO
7/16 2010 Arvika - Arvika Festival Arvika, Värmlands , SE

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Neaera Announces New Album Title

Germany's Neaera has issued the following update about the title and release date for a new full-length album:

"What's up people, as promised, here's a quick update on the recording process for you guys! Sebbes and Toby just returned from hammering home the drum tracks at Stage One Studio, where they teamed up with producing guru Andy Claassen... for the rest of us, the recording process will start next week when we'll head to Saalfeld to work on the guitar, bass and vocal tracks with our friend Ali Dietz.

"The new record is due to be released on October 22nd via Metal Blade Records. It will be entitled 'Forging the Eclipse.' Furthermore, we will be filming studio and concert footage over the course of the next two weeks, and this footage will be made into what will be one of hopefully many Neaera web episodes."

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Tombstones Streaming New Song

Death metal act Tombstones has uploaded a new track from the band's upcoming full-length album. The new song "Roast of the Town" is currently available for streaming via the official Tombstones MySpace page. The current tentative track listing for the album is as follows:

1. Meet the Reaper
2. Roast of the Town
3. Not For The Squeamish
4. Grave Undertakings
5. Horrific Howlings
6. Shriek Well Before Dying
7. A Cold Encounter
8. Re-Organ-Ized

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Tristania Updates Tour Schedule

Norwegian Gothic metallers Tristania recently finished recording their upcoming album "Rubicon." The band has now announced the following upcoming European tour dates:

10/1 2010 Betong Oslo, Østlandet, NORWAY
10/8 2010 Underworld London, UK, GB
10/9 2010 Metropool Hengelo, NL, Overijssel, NL
10/10 2010 Melkweg Amsterdam, NL, Noord-Holl, NL
10/11 2010 Glazart Paris, FR, Ile-de-Fra, FR
10/12 2010 Die Röhre Stuttgart, DE, Baden-Würt, DE
10/13 2010 Batschkapp Frankfurt, DE, Hessen , DE
10/14 2010 Markthalle Hamburg, DE, Schleswig, DE
10/15 2010 Alte Spinnerei Glauchau, DE, Sachsen, DE
10/16 2010 Loch Ness Kraków, PL, PL
10/17 2010 Randal Bratislava, SK, SK
10/19 2010 Exit Chmelnice Prague, CZ, CZ
10/20 2010 K 17 Berlin, DE, Brandenbur, DE
10/21 2010 Backstage Munich, DE, DE
10/22 2010 Z7 Pratteln, CH, Basle-Coun, CH
10/23 2010 Metal Female Voices Festival. Wieze, BE ( set time TBC ), BE

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Devian Performs First Show With New Lineup

Swedish metallers Devian performed their first live show with their new lineup on May 20th, 2010. The band issued the following statement about the show: "Devian want to send their biggest respect to: Fredrik, Jesper and Pernilla - the Devian video crew, Scarecrow events, Per Almström, all the bands and all the people that showed up to the in Stockholm last week. The next gig is already booked. This time Devian will invade Finspång and share stage with Bloodbound & Facebreaker!"

Drummer Emil Dragutinovic commented on the gig: "I wish to send out a big thanks to Ina and Johan in Netherbird for arranging this show, it was a blast even if the drum kit fell apart at some occasions!"

Guitarist Tomas Nilsson also added: "It was really cool to see Neatherbird doing their first live show ever... and it felt so good to storm the stage once again with my brothers in Devian!"

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Tribunal Parts Ways With Vocalist

Maryland's Tribunal has issued the following announcement about parting ways with vocalist Robert Bradley:

"Time again for another update. Today marks the departure of Robert Bradley as vocalist with Tribunal. To state the facts and oppress any false statements this parting is due to creative and directional differences, as well as a mutually agreed and understood parting on both sides. There is no animosity as the band wishes Robert well in all his future endeavors. The auditions for the new voice of Tribunal will start next week, with several already having expressed interest. The recording of the record will continue as scheduled!

"I will be laying bass tracks to the new material so we can mix it and get it out to the new potential vocalists, once completed we will be pulling the 4 songs down from the page and rerecording them, as well as some arrangement tweaking ( replacing parts etc etc ) and new lyrics and title for the track now know as 'Deceiver.' I will post another update in a few weeks after round #1 of the auditions are over."

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Danzig To Appear on "Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld"

Glenn Danzig will be tonight's guest on the Fox News Network's "Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld." The show airs on the west coast at 12 Midnight and on the east coast at 3:00AM (Saturday morning). Danzig's new album "Deth Red Sabaoth," the band's June U.S. tour dates, and Glenn's new book "Hidden Lyrics of the Left Hand," will be just some of the topics on the table to discuss.

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The Rockstar Ramblings: The Ozzy Factor

Jon Bon Jovi has reportedly quit cigarettes due to the high cost of smoking. Other areas Jon is rumored to be more frugal are: wearing Dockers instead of designer jeans, cutting his hair shorter to save on inflating shampoo costs, and switch from Aqua-Net to Walgreens brand hairspray…

Spirit of The Wild, Ted Nugent’s television show that takes you into the life of hunting with Ted, will return in HD to the Outdoor Channel. It will be nice to have a clear picture during sweeps week when Nugent takes out an entire herd of buffalo, with one bullet… More...

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Support For Coffins' Australian Dates Announced

Obsidian Records have announced the support bands for the upcoming tour by Japanese death doom band Coffins. See below for details (and note the venue change for the Brisbane show):

BRISBANE – Friday September 17th @ The HiFi, West End
Cauldron Black Ram (SA)
Laceration Mantra

MELBOURNE – Saturday September 18th @ The Hifi, CBD Doors @ 6pm
Gospel of the Horns
Cauldron Black Ram
The Day Everything Became Nothing

SYDNEY – Sunday September 19th @ The Gaelic
Pod People (ACT)
Rookwood (final ever show)

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