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Metal News for June 6, 2009

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22 news articles posted on this day.

Bilocate's Latest Album Banned In Lebanon

BILOCATE's latest album, "Sudden Death Syndrome," has been banned in Lebanon. The band comments:

"Sadly we've come to know recently - and after several tries to get Sudden Death Syndrome on the shelves of the music stores in Lebanon - from our partners that Sudden Death Syndrome did not pass the general security and it got BANNED in Lebanon, Considering the fact that Sudden Death Syndrome is being sold in many countries in the Middle East such as Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Egypt, Kuwait and all over USA and Europe, it was a shock for us to receive such an official statement."

Hani Al Abaddi (Bassist) commented; "As the suppression and ignorance grow in this region we feel sorry to hear these news, although our album doesn't attack neither politics nor religion, as we respect both and we only tackle issues that surround this region such as "constant war, death, sadness etc."

"Furthermore Bilocate is committed to their music and we'll keep working to get this 'type of music' recognized as a form of Art.

"We are sorry for all our fans and friends in lebanon, we had a blast last year in our concert and we would love to have the experience again and share the stage with all the great metal bands in lebanon."

This development comes just days after Bilocate was ordered to dissolve by their home country's government. The band's lyrics mainly focus on Mesopotamian and Nabataean legends which was deemed dangerous by the Jordanian intelligence agency.

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Impiety Reveals New Album Details

Singapore's IMPIETY returns, possibly with their most furious release to date. IMPIETY's sixth studio album, appropriately entitled "Terroreign: Apocalyptic Armageddon Command," is arguably the band's most hellish bloodstorm of relentless rage to date. Dedicated to and based upon the pitiful scum that humans are, the album presents a grim look at man's final days on Earth. The album presents ten tracks in total, including an Intro and Outro exclusively provided by Holocausto Vengeance of Beherit.

Here is the "Terroreign: Apocalyptic Armageddon Command" tracklisting:

1. Intro
2. Vientos de Holocausto
3. Atomic Angel Assault
4. Terroreign
5. As Judea Burns
6. Goatfather
7. Bestial to the Bone
8. The Black Fuck
9. My Dark Subconscious
10. Outro

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Steel Panther Streams "Community Property"

Hair metal heroes Steel Panther reveals a vulnerable side with “Community Property” to round out their raucous guitar licks and sick stage moves. You can stream the song below. A music video is expected soon. More...

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Allen West To Guest On New Lustmord Album

Phoenix, Arizona extreme metal band LUSTMORD (DEATH STAR RECORDS/DEATH RAPE INC.) welcomes ex-Obituary guitarist ALLEN WEST as a guest musician on their new album. Allen West will record leads and guest tracks in Florida, for use on the NEW LUSTMORD album, which is currently being recorded.

LUSTMORD bass player ROCK ROLLAIN is also working with Allen, and Marco on their new project, which they recently recorded a 3 track demo for at Red Room Recording in Tampa Florida.

Lustmord is currently slated to perform on upcoming shows with Monstrosity, and Obituary when the bands stop in the Phoenix Metro area this summer.

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Fall Of Serenity Plans Final Show

FALL OF SERENITY split up about half a year ago. Now they are back to play one last show at Chronical Moshers Open Air. This show is supposed to take place next Friday, June 12, 2009, in Reichenbach, Germany.

The band issued the following statement regarding their split:

"After 10 years we have to close the chapter FALL OF SERENITY. In the last weeks we thought, after almost splitting up in 2008, we could go on doing the next record - at least after a break from playing live. But something unexpected happened, when our singer John left the band. These circumstances, and the global warming, make it impossible to go on. So we felt that we, including John, should finally end it. We wish John good luck and thank him for everything. Also a big thanks to all our supporters and foremost to our great fans. THANK YOU!!!

"Three of us will continue with a new project, so there is a chance to see our ugly faces somewhere in the future again…. Bye, bye!!!"

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Bastard Child Death Cult Offering Album For Free

Canadian metallers Bastard Child Death Cult are currently offering their new album "Year Zero" as a free download at this location. The album is also currently streaming in its entirety at their MySpace page. "Year Zero" will also be released in CD format through Stereo Dynamite Recordings on August 11th.

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Warrior Soul Announces U.K. Festival Appearances

Warrior Soul has issued the following statement about upcoming U.K. festival appearances:

"Warrior Soul are proud to announce that they are returning to the U.K in July for eleven shows following their appearance at Swedens 'Peace and Love' festival with Motley Crue and Monster Magnet on June 25th.

"Bassist Janne Jarvis had this to say: 'We're all aware that the summer is festival season so we thought 'f*ck it', lets have our own festival season in the U.K. We're charged up and ready to disrupt your peaceful summer. You've been warned.'

"Warrior Soul release new album 'Destroy The War Machine' in the US on Acetate in July and Europe in September."

The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

6/25 Peace & Love Festival - Sweden Borlange


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To-Mera Splits With Candlelight Records

To-Mera has issued the following announcement about parting ways with their label Candlelight Records:

"After releasing two albums on Candlelight Records, we have reached a mutual decision that it is time for this band to move on to pastures new in order to progress. We would like to thank all the staff at Candlelight for all their help during our 4 year relationship.

"Our current focus will now be on recording a demo of some of the new material to showcase the musical evolution of this band since the release of Delusions. Tracking should begin sometime in July."

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Ensemble Salazhar Seeking Record Deal

Dutch band ENSEMBLE SALAZHAR is looking for a record label. Founded in 2005 by guitarist Ronald Bekking and Jeroen Paul Thesseling (OBSCURA, ex-PESTILENCE) with the intent to bring world music into dialogue with other modern styles. "We are currently working on the final recordings and it’s time to find the right label to release a debut album," according to Thesseling.

Four promo tracks of ENSEMBLE SALAZHAR can be found at www.jeroenthesseling.com.

Thesseling joined the German progressive death metal band OBSCURA in late 2007, with which he recorded their second full-length album, "Cosmogenesis," released in early 2009 via Relapse Records. Recently OBSCURA embarked on their first-ever North American tour alongside CANNIBAL CORPSE.


Ronald Bekking – Guitar, Guitar Synth
Hans Grotenbreg – Piano, Rhodes Piano
Jaap van Keulen – Percussion, Samples
Jeroen Paul Thesseling – Bass

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Alice Cooper Announces Rock Band Contest

Shock rocker Alice Cooper has issued the following update about a contest to win free songs on Rock Band:

"Wanna play 'School's Out' and ‘Vengeance is Mine’? Well, 50 lucky grand prize winners will each receive six Rock Band DLC codes, good for six Rock Band tracks to be dowloaded for Xbox Live, Playstation 3! The Alice Cooper 6 Pack is ‘Under My Wheels’ (Live), ‘I’m Eighteen’ (Live); ‘Billion Dollar Babies’ (Live); ‘School’s Out’ (Live);
‘Poison’; and ‘Vengeance is Mine,’ so get ready to rock!

"To enter, send an email to alicecooper@mtv.com and provide your name and address in the body of the email. By sending the email, entrants are agreeing to the official rules, available here. Offer valid for US residents only.

"Good luck, all my hopeful little Rock Band rock stars, from your favorite shock rocker/golfer/rockstar/DJ/makeup-wearing dad!"

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Pro-Pain Announces European Tour Dates

Florida's Pro-Pain has announced the following European tour dates:

8/21 - Woerrstadtz, Germany - Neuborn Open Air Festival
8/22 - Hartha, Germany - Schwan
8/23 - Ceska Lipa, Czeck Republic - Luxor
8/24 - Prague, Czech Republic - Modra Vopice
8/25 - Berlin, Germany - Columbia Club
8/26 - Raciborz, Poland - Atmosfear
8/27 - Bydgoszcz, Poland - Estrada Stage Bar
8/28 - Bad Sulzungen, Germany - Pressenwerk
8/29 - Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic - Brewery Eggenberg
8/30 - Brno, Czech Republic - Tenis Klub
8/31 - Bratislava, Slovakia - Randal

9/1 - Kufstein, Austria - Kulturfabrik
9/2 - Vienna, Austria - Viper Room
9/3 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Gala Hala
9/4 - Split, Croatia - Club Kocka
9/5 - Sarajevo, Bosnia - Klub Slogna
9/6 - Lukavac, Bosnia - Klub Soda
9/7 - Belgrade, Serbia - SKC
9/8 - Cluj-Napoca, Romania - Irish & Music Pub
9/9 - Brasov, Romania - Club Surburban
9/10 - Sofia, Bulgaria - Blue Box Club

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Video Interview With Amberian Dawn Posted Online

A video interview conducted with Amberian Dawn at the Sweden Rock festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden has been posted online. The video clip can be viewed below. More...

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Ensiferum Updates Tour Schedule

Finnish metallers Ensiferum have announced their full tour schedule for the rest of the year. The currently confirmed dates are as follows: More...

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Lillian Axe Announces US Tour Dates

Louisiana based hard rockers Lillian Axe have announced the following upcoming US tour dates:

6/18 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
6/19 - Helotes (San Antonio), TX - Josabi's
6/20 - Ft. Worth, TX - Rock Star Sports Bar
6/21 - El Paso, TX - Club 101
6/24 - Joplin, MO - The Kitchen Pass
6/25 - Lincoln, NE - Red 9
6/26 - Kansas City, MO - The Beaumont Club
6/27 - Ft. Collins, CO - The Cork Pub & Grill
6/29 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
6/30 - Portland, OR - Mt. Tabor Legacy

7/1 - Roseburg, OR - Joe's Bar & Grill
7/2 - San Francisco, CA - Rockit Room
7/3 - Redondo Beach, CA - Brixton (with Kip Winger)
7/4 - West Hollywood, CA - The Viper Room
7/11 - Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma

8/23 - Algona, IA - Rock Gone Wild

9/8 - Buffalo, NY - Rock & Roll Heaven
9/19 - Baltimore, MD - The Quarter @ Bourbon St

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Complete Line Up Announced For Summer Breeze 2009

The Summer Breeze Festival 2009 will take place in Dinkelsbühl, Germany from August 13 - 15. The final bands confirmed for the festival are WALLS OF JERICHO, CARNIFEX, ANAAL NATHRAKH, CYNIC, THE RED CHORD and BENIGHTED.

The entire list of confirmed bands is as follows: More...

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Vrangsinn Producing New Toxic Death Album

Carpathian Forest has issued the following announcement about bassist Vrangsinn producing the upcoming Toxic Death album:

"Probably the member of CARPATHIAN FOREST who is the most active on the music scene is bass player Vrangsinn. Aside from his work with CF and NATTEFROST, he has a shed load of other projects, which we'll tell you about as things happen. He also heads up the Misantrof AntiRecords label, and is a producer for bands such as NATTEFROST, DEATHCULT etc.

"Today he is in the studio where he is producing the new album from punk/thrashers TOXIC DEATH, and they will be laying down the vocals. You can check out the band here.

"Vrangsinn himself is at this location, and if you don't know his own work, you will be VERY surprised at how different and unusual it is."

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Samael Posts Pictures From Wave Gothic Treffen

Swiss metallers Samael have issued the following brief statement about posting pictures from the Wave Gothic Treffen Festival online:

"Professional pictures from WGT. You can check professional shoots from the recent appearance of S A M A E L @ Wave Gothic Treffen festival in Leibzig (Germany) by clicking here."

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Crown the Lost Gives Update, Planning More Shows

Having just released their sophomore album, "Blind Faith Loyalty," Crown the Lost has issued an update on their latest activities:

"Per the usual in the CTL camp, there is a flurry of activity going down, central of which is live dates around the release of Blind Faith Loyalty. To backtrack a little, much thanks to everyone who came and rocked at our CD release show on May 9th, especially the mighty Dofka and In the Wake. Although it was roughly 900 degrees on stage, we still managed not to make fools of ourselves. Well, not everyone - Dom can't help himself. We are currently in the process of lining up shows outside of the Pittsburgh area, so be on the lookout for five gangly (sans Kevin & Joe), ugly (sans me) dudes in a town near you. Looming around the corner is Argus' CD release show this Saturday, June 6th @ the Smiling Moose. We are the third act on the bill, so come and rock with us.

"As noted not too long ago, we have tons of new merch for sale on our main website, so please head over and check it out."

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Through The Eyes Of The Dead Enters The Studio

With no word on their latest lineup, South Carolina deathcore band Through The Eyes Of the Dead has entered the studio once again. The band will be giving daily updates via Twitter.

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Eyefear Issues Band Update

Eyefear has issued the following update about acquiring a new member and preparing for upcoming live shows:

"Greetings everybody,

"It has been a while since we have posted any news so as expected their is lots to fill you in with. Firstly their has been another line up change in the band. We will be introducing the new member that has joined in the next few days. All I can say for now is that he is an unbelievable talent and will not disappoint. Also we have a heap of shows we will be announcing over the next few weeks. I'm sure a lot of you have already heard they we will be performing at this years Australian Metal Awards in Sydney. We are really looking forward to what should be a great night. For full details and tickets go here.

"We are just waiting for confirmations for shows in Melbourne , Brisbane and Adelaide also so once we have all the details confirmed we will let you all know. I can also tell you that we will be supporting Queensryche in Melbourne and Sydney. Thanks for all the mail we have been receiving over the last few weeks. It's great to see that people haven't forgotten about us."

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Bloodthirst Announces New Album Details

Pagan Records has issued the following announcement about Bloodthirst releasing a new album:

"Currently the thrashing division BLOODTHIRST focuses on making new tracks for upcoming album. The songwriting is almost done and the recording session has been planned for the end of July 2009 in Metal Sound Studio. The working title is straight in the face of Christ, as always - 'Sanctity Denied'.

"The album is going to be released in October 2009 through Pagan Records and will be followed by a tour in eastern and southern Poland. Due to the bands 10th anniversary, we're planning an extra show in their Goat City - Poznan.

"More info sooner than you expect. Be fukkin' desecrated."

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Velattore Announces New Single For Upcoming Album

Chile based band Velattore has issued the following announcement about releasing a single for their upcoming album:

"Velattore..s first single, Recalling the fear, from their new album Answers, will be announced the next sunday june 7th at 22 o..clock (GMT -4) through their myspace. This band from Valparaiso is in the final lap of their first LP recorded by Elías Martinez at Black Sun Studios and mixed by Jorge 'Gato' Esteban at miau studios."

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