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Metal News for June 7, 2010

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44 news articles posted on this day.


Interview With Quartered

Vancouver progressive metallers Quartered recently sat down with Metal Underground to talk about their recent tour of the Philippines, playing in front of 25,000 people, opening for Lamb of God and Testament, the recording of their new album “Walks Like A Ghost” and their beginnings in the varied Vancouver metal scene. More...

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Cough Signs To Relapse

Cough formed in 2005 and has independently released an EP, "The Kingdom," as well as a full-length album "Sigillum Luciferi" via Forcefield Records. The band recently wrote follow-up to "Sigillum Luciferi" and has been working on the album with producer Sanford Parker. The new album, titled "Ritual Abuse," is expected to see a fall 2010 release date via Relapse Records.

Cough commented on the new album, "Ritual Abuse is the result of all the shit and suffering we put ourselves through to continue to write this music. Hopefully you all feel as miserable listening to it as we did creating it."

Cough also has the following upcoming tour dates:

6/8 Philadelphia , PA M Room
6/9 New York , NY Cake Shop
6/10 New Haven , CT Whitney House
6/11 Providence , RI AS220 (w/ WORLD BURNS TO DEATH)
6/12 Allston , MA O’Briens
6/25 Virginia Beach , VA The Warehouse
6/26 Raleigh , NC DIVEbar (FREE show w/ HOG)

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Municipal Waste Announces Festival Date

Municipal Waste have just announced their participation in this year's "Best Friends Day 9" festival. The festival is a 3 day event which runs on August 19th-21st in Richmond, VA. Headlining the event are Canadian heavy punk rockers Propagandhi. The event also marks the reunion of Black Army Jacket, featuring Dave White of Municipal Waste.

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Life Of Agony Streaming Song From New Release

I Scream Records is currently streaming the song "River Runs Red" from Life Of Agony's upcoming release "20 Years Strong: River Runs Red | Live In Brussels." The track can be heard here. This release will include a full CD as well as a DVD, an on-the-road documentary, and more. "20 Years Strong: River Runs Red | Live In Brussels" is set to hit stores on July 19th in Europe and July 27th in the USA. The track listing is as follows:

1. This Time
2. Underground
3. River Runs Red
4. Through And Through
6. Bad Seed
7. My Eyes
8. Respect
9. Method Of Groove
10. The Stain Remains
11. Other Side Of The River
12. Love To Let You Down
13. Weeds
14. Lost At 22

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Black Cobra Announces U.S. Tour

Southern Lord recording artist Black Cobra will be embarking on "The Weight of the Crown" U.S. tour starting in June. The currently announced dates are as follows:

7/16 Portland OR @ Satyricon w/Howl
7/17 Seattle WA @ Comet Tavern w/Howl
7/18 Boise ID @ Red Room w/Howl
7/20 Denver CO @ Larimer Lounge w/Howl
7/21 Lawrence KS @ Jackpot w/Howl
7/22 Minneapolis MN @ Triple Rock w/Howl, Struck By Lightning
7/23 Madison WI @ Frequency w/Howl, Struck By Lightning
7/24 Chicago IL @ Empty Bottle w/Howl, Struck By Lightning
7/26 Columbus OH @ The Summit w/Howl, Struck By Lightning
7/27 Rochester NY @ Bug Jar w/Howl, Struck By Lightning
7/28 Boston MA @ Great Scott w/Howl, Struck By Lightning
7/29 Providence RI @ AS220 w/Howl, Struck By Lightning
7/30 New York, NY @ Webster Hall Studio w/Howl, Struck By Lightning
7/31 Philadelphia PA @ North Star w/Howl, Struck By Lightning
8/1 Baltimore MD @ Otto Bar w/Howl, Struck By Lightning
8/2 Richmond VA @ Strange Matter w/Howl, Struck By Lightning
8/3 Raleigh NC @ Volume 11 w/Howl, Struck By Lightning
8/4 Charlotte NC @ Casbah / Tremont Music Hall w/Howl, Struck By Lightning
8/5 Atlanta GA @ The Earl w/Howl, Struck By Lightning
8/6 Memphis TN @ Hi Tone w/Howl, Struck By Lightning
8/7 New Orleans LA @ Hi Ho w/Howl, Struck By Lightning
8/8 Dallas TX @ Skillman Street w/Howl, Monarch
8/9 Austin TX @ Emo's w/Howl, Monarch
8/11 Albuquerque NM @ Launchpad w/Howl, Monarch
8/13 Los Angeles CA @ LA Approved Fest w/Howl, Monarch
8/14 San Diego CA @ Casbah w/Howl, Monarch
8/15 San Francisco CA @ Bottom of the Hill w/Howl, Monarch

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Coronatus Posts "Kristallklares Wasser" Video

German Gothic metal act Coronatus has posted a music video online for the song "Kristallklares Wasser," which is off the "Fabula Magna" album. The video can be viewed below.

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Soulfly Posts More Tour Videos

Bassist Bobby Burns of Soulfly has checked in with two more video blogs from the band's European tour. The first clip can be viewed below and the second can be found after the jump.


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Download a Free CBGB Sampler From Amazon.com

It's not exactly new, but I just discovered that a free CBGB hardcore and punk compilation was released on Amazon recently. With Terror kicking it off and Bad Brains wrapping it up, it can't be all bad. Here's the complete tracklisting:

1. Terror "Keep Your Mouth Shut" (3:16)
2. H20 "Everready" (2:13)
3. Sic F*cks "Rock or Die" (1:41)
4. Sic F*cks "Chop Up Your Mother" (1:50)
5. The Toasters "2Tone Army" (4:20)
6. The Queers "Punk Rock Girls" (2:29)
7. The Queers "Tamara Is a Punk" (1:54)
8. Bad Brains "Big Takeover" (2:57)

Like many of the free samplers on Amazon.com, this compilation is likely limited to US residents, unfortunately.

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Drowning Pool Posts New "Making Of" Video Online

Texas based hard rock outfit Drowning Pool has posted a new video online which takes a look behind the scenes of their new music video, "Turn So Cold," which will be released on wednesday. You can check out the making of the new video below. The song comes from the band's self-titled fourth studio album, which is available now. More...

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Iron Maiden Announces New Album Release Date

British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden has announced that their forthcoming new studio album, "The Final Frontier," will be released on August 16th through EMI Records. In addition to this, the band has also posted a new song online entitled, "El Dorado," which can be downloaded for free at their official website, where the cover art for the album can also be seen. Alternatively you can view a clip of the song below.

Singer Bruce Dickinson said about "El Dorado": "'El Dorado' is a preview of the forthcoming studio album. As we will be including it in the set of our Final Frontier World Tour (which opens in Dallas On 9th June - full dates below) we thought it would be great to thank all our fans and get them into The Final Frontier mood by giving them this song up front of the tour and album release."

The tracklisting for the album is as follows: More...

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Diamond Head To Release BBC Sessions Album

New Wave Of British Heavy Metal legends Diamond Head has announced that they will be releasing a double CD of BBC recordings that combines the band’s In Session and In Concert recordings on one CD for the first time. The set culminates in the Milton Keynes Bowl show, the night they opened for Metallica in 1993 and includes their Reading Festival set from 1982, described by the band as "the peak of their career… as good as it got." The two disc anthology will be released on August 2nd through Universal. More...

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Wormrot To Release Album In North America

Singapore grindcore act Wormrot is set to release the album "Abuse" in North America tomorrow, June 8th, 2010. The album will feature 23 tracks. Wormrot also has the following upcoming tour dates:

6/12 2010 Fenyes Adolf Utcai Probatermek (+ Icaros) Budapest, HUNGARY
6/25 2010 KOMA F BERLIN, DE

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Black Dahlia Murder Announces European Tour

The Black Dahlia Murder has announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour of Europe this August, where they will be joined by soon to be defunct Canadian outfit Despised Icon. The tour is in support of the band's latest studio album, "Deflorate" which was released last year.

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Krokus Posts New Video Online

Swiss heavy metal veterans Krokus has posted their new music video online for the song, "Too Hot." You can check it out below. The song comes from the group's latest studio album, "Hoodoo" which is available now. More...

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Michael Schenker To Release Live DVD

German heavy metal guitar legend Michael Schenker will be releasing a brand new live DVD/CD package on October 19th entitled, "The 30th Anniversary Concert - Live In Tokyo." The concert features former AC/DC drummer Simon Phillips behind the kit, as well as vocalist Gary Barden, bassist Neil Murray and guitarist/keyboardist Wayne Findley.

The tracklisting for the set is as follows: More...

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Kittie Posts New Music Video Online

Canadian hard rock outfit Kittie has posted their new music video online for the song, "Die My Darling." You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's latest studio album, "In The Black," which is available now through E1 Music.

Lead singer Morgan Lander said: "We had the most fun we have ever had filming this video. There are cars babes and beatings involved, and it is unlike anything we have ever done before. We can't wait for everyone to see it!" More...

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Misery Index To Headline Obscene Extreme Festival

Misery Index has been announced as one of the headliners at this year’s Obscene Extreme Festival in the Czech Republic. Obscene Extreme is an open-air festival held annually in Trutnov over a mid-July weekend. This year’s will take place July 15th, 16th, and 17th. For more information, including complete line-up and ticket information, check out this location. The upcoming Misery Index tour dates are as follows:

6/7 2010 Generation Records (FREE show) Thompson Street, New York, Manhattan, NY
6/11 2010 The Ottobar Baltimore, Maryland
6/12 2010 Buddha's Place Newport News, Virginia
7/16 2010 Obscene Extreme Festival 2010 Trutnov, Czech Republic, CZ
7/23 2010 The Canopy Club Urbana, Illinois

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The Acacia Strain Reveals Album Title And Artwork

The Acacia Strain has posted a brief video clip online revealing the title and artwork for an upcoming album, which can be viewed below.

The Acacia Strain - Album Contest Twitter Winner!


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Illnath Recording Music Video

Danish metallers Illnath have checked in with the following update about recording a music video for the track "Ravenous Crows:"

"In cooperation with the new production company 'Mad Mob Production' Illnath has started the recordings of a new video. 'Ravenous Crows' will be the first track Illnath ever presents in a professional music video. The recordings so far has been awesome, and we are all looking so much forward to the final result! More to come."

You can also hear Illnath songs through the band's official MySpace page.

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Nightfall Comments On Album Artwork

Greek metallers Nightfall have issued the following statement about the artwork for the upcoming album "Astron Black & the Thirty Tyrants:"

"Nightfall proudly announce Travis Smith as the man behind the artwork of the forthcoming opus Astron Black & the Thirty Tyrants! The band has already discussed and shared views with Travis and the outcome is expected to be unique and powerful, reflecting the epic tones and the raw anger of music through the deliberating range of elements Mr. Smith uses in his highly artistic works. His style and his perception is unique; promoting art with art is the key point here and makes us all feel great about it!”

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San Jose Date Added To BlackDiamondSkye Tour

The BlackDiamondSkye tour, featuring Alice In Chains, Deftones, and Mastodon, will come through San Jose, CA on October 11th at the SJSU Events Center. The currently announced dates on the tour are as follows:

9/16 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island
9/17 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
9/18 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
9/20 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
9/22 Boston, MA Agannis Arena
9/24 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
9/25 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Theatre
9/26 Fairfax, VA Patriot Center
9/28 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
10/1 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
10/4 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
10/7 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place
10/8 Seattle, WA Key Arena
10/9 Portland, OR Rose Quarter Memorial Coliseum
10/11 San Jose, CA SJSU Events Center
10/15 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
10/16 Las Vegas, NV The Joint

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Awake Comments On Wisbech Festival

U.K. metallers Awake have checked in with the following statement about their appearance at the Wisbech festival:

"Hello, we would like to thank you to everybody that made it down to the rather wet Wisbech rock festival yesterday (6.6.10). We were very disappointed to only play four songs out of a planned hour and a half set. This was totally out of our control. The festival was in running late due to power problems earlier in the day and just before going on we were told that the power would be cut early regardless of our protests.

"In fact, the plug was literally pulled a minute after we finished. Regardless of the short set, we did enjoy ourselves and were very pleased to see the people of Wisbech banging their heads to AWAKE! See you at our next festival, Riverside, Stamford July 3rd."

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Carnal Decay Recruits New Bassist

Swiss death metal act Carnal Decay has issued the following brief announcement about recruiting a new new bass player:

"Heeey Girls We have a new sexy member in our band! He's called Nasar and plays bass in Carnal Decay from now on! We're looking forward to the next shows/tours with him! This is going to be a blaaaaast!"

You can also check out sample Carnal Decay tracks via the band's MySpace page.

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Edenbridge Streaming Another Album Sample

Austrian power metallers Edenbridge have uploaded a third sample online from their upcoming album "Solitaire." The sample, which comes off the album's title track, can be heard via the official Edenbridge MySpace page. "Solitaire" is set to be released on the following dates:

6/30: Spain
7/2: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy, Sweden
7/5: Rest of Europe
7/13: USA/Canada

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"Fall Into Darkness" DVD Trailer Posted Online

A new teaser trailer has been posted online for the "Fall Into Darkness 2009" DVD, which features performance footage from YOB, Agalloch, Earth, Ludicra, Saviours, Witch Mountian, Amber Asylum, and others. The trailer can be viewed below. All performances on the DVD were recorded at Berbati's Pan, in Portland OR, between Oct 29th and Oct 31st, 2009.

Fall Into Darkness 09 DVD Trailer Part 2 from Fell Studios on Vimeo.

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Orphand Land Comments On Sonisphere Cancellation

Oprhand Land has issued the following announcement about canceling their appearance at the Sonisphere Istanbul festival:

"Merhaba, shalom & salam to all our beloved fans & friends. 2 weeks ago, we were the happiest band on earth when we were announced to Sonisphere Istanbul, we all waited for this moment for so long. Then, a political fucked up crisis started between our countries and a whole chaos started to go on and unfortunately still goes on till that moments.

"After a few days of rumors we were sadly announced today that the security company who is responsible of the festival cannot guarantee our safety during the fest and therefore our show had to be delayed from this year…

"You have to know that, we, Orphaned Land, we felt safe and we 100% wanted to come despite all, to have that show for the purpose of peace, friendship and brotherhood of our nations. The facts are that this is a big festival, with many people and many bands, and the security company didn't want to risk all of that just because of us. We couldn't agree with it, but we fully understand it and respect it. Yet, we and Purple productions, are very sad, it is such a strange feeling not to be able to play in Turkey, this is our second home! More...

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Agalloch To Record New Album

Portland's Agalloch has issued the following announcement about releasing a fourth full-length studio album via Profound Lore Records:

"Agalloch is proud to announce a renewed relationship with Profound Lore Records who will release our long-awaited 4th full length album. Profound Lore originally released our debut and sophomore albums on vinyl in 2005, including the amazing wooden sleeve edition of 'Pale Folklore.' The artistic attitude and level of integrity from Profound Lore is why we are extremely pleased to have them represent Agalloch. The new album will be recorded throughout June and July, but we do not wish to make any concrete statements regarding a release date at this time."

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Nachtmystium Streaming "Every Last Drop" Song

Stereogum.com has just premiered another brand new track from Nachtmystium's upcoming album "Addicts: Black Meddle Part II." The album is to be released this Tuesday, June 8th. The track "Every Last Drop" can be heard at this location. Nachtmystium will also be filming a video for this track next week in NYC, with direction by Seldon Hunt and Jimmy Hubbard. More news on that will be released shortly. Nachtmystium is also currently on tour with EyeHateGod. Catch them live on the following dates:

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, Strong Intention
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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East of the Wall Booking Tour, Readies New Album

EAST OF THE WALL is planning their next cross-country tour for all of July. The New Jersey crew will be touring in support of their upcoming Translation Loss full-length "Ressentiment," to see release while the band is on the road. "Ressentiment" is a concept record in which the band focuses on a slightly different sound, integrating the use of vocals and an increased emphasis on sonic dissonance, and was engineered and co-produced by Will Putney at The Machine Shop (Clutch, King Crimson, Lamb Of God). The final release date and more details will be announced shortly.

On this upcoming tour, EAST OF THE WALL will be joined by Lifeforce Records artists Name for the duration of the month-long excursion, as well as Black Sheep Wall on the west coast leg of the tour. Several dates throughout the tour are still in the booking stage, so the band is reaching out to anybody that can offer a possible show on any of the dates still marked as TBA. Anyone looking to help out can email band(at)eastofthewall(dot)com.

Here are the latest EAST OF THE WALL 2010 Summer Tour dates with Name:

7/03/2010 Charm City Art Space - Baltimore, MD w/ Questioner, Old Crow
7/04/2010 *TBA/HELP NEEDED - Richmond/DC/Virginia Beach, etc.
7/05/2010 *TBA/HELP NEEDED - Charlotte, Raleigh, Wilmington, etc., NC
7/06/2010 The Muse - Nashville, TN
7/07/2010 Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA w/ Let The Night Roar
7/08/2010 *TBA/HELP NEEDED - Memphis, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Hattiesburg, Biloxi, etc, TN/MS
7/09/2010 *TBA/HELP NEEDED - Metairie, LA
7/10/2010 *TBA/HELP NEEDED - Dallas, Austin, Amarillo, San Antonio, etc, TX
7/11/2010 *TBA/HELP NEEDED - Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Albuquerque, etc, NM
7/12/2010 Revolver Records - Phoenix, AZ w/ Black Sheep Wall, Hellas Mounds
7/13/2010 *TBA/HELP NEEDED - San Diego, CA
7/14/2010 The BLVD - Los Angeles, CA w/ Black Sheep Wall
7/16/2010 The Red House - Walnut Creek, CA w/ Black Sheep Wall
7/17/2010 The Fire Escape - Sacramento, CA w/ Black Sheep Wall
7/18/2010 *TBA/HELP NEEDED - Reno, NV
7/19/2010 The Outer Rim - Salt Lake City, UT w/ Black Sheep Wall, God's Revolver
7/20/2010 The Old Curtis Street Bar - Denver, CO
7/21/2010 The Slowdown - Omaha, NE w/ Masses
7/22/2010 RME Hall - Davenport, IA w/ Spanish Harlem
7/23/2010 The Aquarium - Fargo, ND
7/24/2010 *TBA/HELP NEEDED - Minneapolis, St. Paul, Madison, Wausau, Milwaukee, etc, MN/WI
7/25/2010 Metal Shaker - Chicago, IL w/ Arbogast
7/26/2010 Level 2 - Lansing, MI w/ Ganon, Endless Aisle
7/27/2010 *TBA/HELP NEEDED - Cleveland, Akron, Columbus, Buffalo, Rochester, Pittsburgh, etc, OH/NY/PA
7/28/2010 The Shop - Ithaca, NY
7/29/2010 The Downtown Quarterback - Endicott, NY w/ This City Needs A Hero, And Then There Was Darkness
7/30/2010 Webster Hall - New York, NY w/ Black Cobra, Howl, Struck By Lightning
7/31/2010 Keyport VFW - Keyport, NJ w/ Abacinate, The Ghost In Black And White, An Aborted Memory, Sydbarret
8/01/2010 *TBA/HELP NEEDED - Philadelphia, PA
8/02/2010 The Charleston - Brooklyn, NY

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Stick To Your Guns Updates Tour Schedule

Stick To Your Guns has just released the new album “The Hope Division” and are currently out on tour in support of the album with The Ghost Inside and label mates, ABACABB. The remaining dates are as follows:

6/07/10 Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep w/The Ghost Inside, Abacabb & Gravemaker
6/08/10 Kansas City, KS @ El Torreon w/The Ghost Inside, Abacabb & Gravemaker
6/09/10 Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose w/The Ghost Inside, Abacabb & Gravemaker
6/11/10 Oklahoma City, OK @ Bricktown Live w/The Ghost Inside, Abacabb & Gravemaker
6/12/10 Lubbock, TX @ The Foundation w/The Ghost Inside, Abacabb & Gravemaker

Stick To Your Guns will also be appearing on the Thrash and Burn tour on the following dates: More...

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Disbelief Confirmed For Summer Breeze

Germany's Disbelief has issued the following announcement about appearing at this year's Summer Breeze Open Air festival:

"Disbelief is confirmed to be part of the Summer Breeze Festival in Dinkelsbühl/Germany! The band's show is on Friday, 20. of August! We are looking forward for this show and hope to meet all our fans!! See you!"

More details on the Summer Breeze festival and its lineup can be found at this location. The other upcoming Disbelief tour dates are as follows:

6/12 2010 Chronical Moshers Fest REICHENBACH, DE
7/10 2010 ROCKHARZ - Festival Ballenstedt/Harz, DE
8/13 2010 Devils Night AT - Altenfelden bei Linz, AT

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Sonic Syndicate To Play Zwarte Cross Festival

Sweden's Sonic Syndicate has now been confirmed to play at this year's edition of the Zwarte Cross Festival on July 17th in Hengelo Gld, Holland. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location.

The upcoming Sonic Syndicate tour dates are as follows:


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Unearthly Trance Reveals Album Artwork

New York's Unearthly Trance has issued the following announcement about the release date and cover artwork for "V," the band's upcoming album:

"V is set to be released September 28th 2010 on Relapse Records on CD and 2xlp. Cassette version will surface via humanles recordings shortly after. Artwork was created by Glyn Scrawled. Check out the cover! So sit tight and we promise it will be worth the wait! Also working on a October 2010 east coast US tour with suma."

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East Riding Rock Festival Canceled

The organizers of the East Riding Rock 2010 festival, which was scheduled to take place from July 16th - 18th, have issued the following update about canceling the festival:

"It is with great regret that we have to announce that the 2010 East Riding rock festival has been canceled, we were going to put a statement up this weekend once we had ensured all the bands had heard, but as usual someone got wind on Facebook and quite frankly couldn't hold their own piss and blabbed it everywhere. The reasons behind this are spiraling costs and poor pre-festival ticket sales, we can't even cover our pre-festival overheads ( some of which we will still have to pay from our own pockets).

"Anyone who has bought a ticket will receive a full refund! It will take us a few weeks to sort this out so please be patient but rest assured no one will be ripped off. Any band who hasn't had a personal email yet they are on the way this is a hasty blog to stay any rumors that a flying around. there will be a longer full statement in due course. Once again we are sorry that it has come to this but financially the festival was unavailable." More...

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Mass Burial Completes Recording New Album

The full length debut studio album of Sydney blackened death metal band MASS BURIAL entitled "ETERNAL WAR" is in the final stages of creation. The studio production is finished and was sound engineered by Lachlan Mitchell from Production Avenue Studios. The album will be mastered at an appointed studio in the USA. The studio version of self titled Mass Burial song has been uploaded on band's official Myspace page.

The cover artwork has been designed under band's creative direction by Jumali Katani aka "Metal Artist." The new logo has been designed by band's frontman Goran.

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Ramming Speed To Embark On Extensive Euro Tour

This June Boston road warriors RAMMING SPEED embark on their "Sons of Thunder" tour, the band's second ever two month world tour. Featuring multiple festival appearances and one off shows with the likes of Magrudergrind and Municipal Waste, the tour will bring the band from Iceland to Slovakia. In tow will be Ramming Speed's latest vinyl offering, "Always Disgusted, Never Surprised" (Punks Before Profits), the Candlelight Records debut "Brainwreck" and it's freshly repressed slime-green vinyl version (Brutal Panda Records). The newly repressed version of "Brainwreck" is limited to 300 copies and available for pre-order here.

As a warm up to the summer tour, RAMMING SPEED recently played the Revolver Magazine Golden God's party in New York (video of which can be seen here and below) and drummer Jonah Livingston sat down for a bit of pre-tour Q & A with UK metal blog Thrash Hits here.

Here are the latest RAMMING SPEED "Son's of Thunder" World Tour dates: More...

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Heathen To Play Two West Coast Shows

Following a successful trek through Europe last month, Bay Area thrash legends HEATHEN will perform two special west coast shows later this week alongside fellow thrash titans/kindred spirits Exodus.

6/11/2010 Key Club - Los Angeles, CA w/ Exodus, Bonded By Blood, All Gods Kill and Tormentor
6/12/2010 Slim's - San Francisco, CA w/ Exodus, Anvil Chorus, and Passive Aggressive

Tickets are on sale now.

HEATHEN continue to reap praise from the metal masses with The Evolution Of Chaos, released in the US on February 16th via Holland's Mascot Records. The record marks HEATHEN's first studio offering in nearly 20 years. The band's current lineup includes David White (vocals), Lee Altus (guitar; Exodus), Kragen Lum (guitar; Prototype), Jon Torres (bass; Angelwitch) and returning member Darren Minter (drums).

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MyGrain Enters The Studio and Posts Studio Blog

MyGrain has entered the studio to record the third album. Read a studio blog at this location.

Read an except from the studio blog below:

"This is the day that everyone's been waiting for over two years now, the recordings of the third MyGrain album are about to start! We can tell you that we're surely not the ones who have been waiting for this the least. The last year and a half or so that we have been writing and putting the new songs together, hasn't been the easiest time for the band. As our sound has taken huge steps forward to more progressive and complex direction, it has meant that finding the last forms of the songs has been way more difficult than before. All this has taken a lot more effort than we could have imagined when the first chords were composed and we're relieved that the biggest work is now behind. All we have to do now is to try to play the hard shit we've been working with during this long period, ha! The forthcoming months will show us, whether we have trained enough or not." More...

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Winterhorde Signs To Twilight-Vertrieb

WINTERHORDE has announced that they have signed a record deal with German record label Twilight-Vertrieb. The band will release their new album, "Underwatermoon," through the label on July 30. Check out the cover artwork for the album here.

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Unearthing The Metal Underground In Perth, Part 2

Each week in "Unearthing the Metal Underground," we'll be putting a few quality underground bands in the spotlight in an attempt to get the word out about them. I’ve already put the spotlight on some Perth death metal bands - this week I am checking out some Perth bands that don’t quite fit in with any other group. More...

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Horned Almighty Completes Mixing New Album

Horned Almighty has issued the following recording update on their new album "Necro Spirituals:"

"Tonight will be the final day of mixing and by the end of the night we should have the master cd in our filthy claws, ready to set plague the masses…"

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The Plight Announces U.K. Tour Dates

The Plight has announced a U.K. tour this July. Here are the latest tour dates:

30 - JUNE - Sheffield, Forum [FREE ENTRY]
01 - JULY - Birmingham, Flapper
02 - JULY - Plymouth, White Rabbit [FREE ENTRY]
03 - JULY - High Wycombe, Nags Head
04 - JULY - Bath, The Green Park Tavern
06 - JULY - London, Old Blue Last [FREE ENTRY]
07 - JULY - Guilford, Boiler Rooms
08 - JULY - Norwich, Marquee
09 - JULY - Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms [FREE ENTRY]
10 - JULY - Leeds, The Well
11 - JULY - Edinburgh, Bannermans
12 - JULY - Glasgow, Captains Rest
13 - JULY - Aberdeen, Tunnels
14 - JULY - Middlesborough, Bad Medicine Rock Club
15 - JULY - Liverpool, Masque
16 - JULY - Manchester, Roadhouse
17 - JULY - Newcastle, Head of Steam
20 - JULY - York, Fibbers
21 - JULY - Cardiff, Barfly
22 - JULY - Bristol, Croft
23 - JULY - Tunbridge Wells, Froum
24 - JULY - Hull, Dene Park Sports Club, [EAST RIDING ROCK & CUSTOM BIKE SHOW 2010]

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Watch Glenn Danzig's "Red Eye" Appearance Online

Glenn Danzig appeared on Fox News Network's "Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld" this past Friday, June 4. If you missed it, you can check it out here or below:

"Deth Red Sabaoth," Danzig's first studio album (reviewed here) in six years, will be released on June 22, and the band - Glenn Danzig/vocals, long-time Danzig cohort guitarist Tommy Victor (Prong, Ministry), drummer Johnny Kelly (Type O Negative), and former Samhaim bandmate, bassist Steve Zing - kicks off a special, nine-city tour to usher in the CD's release. Tour dates are below.

JUNE 15 Norva, Norfolk, VA
JUNE 16 The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
JUNE 18 Nokia Theatre, New York, NY
JUNE 19 Trocadero Theatre, Philadelphia, PA
JUNE 21 House of Blues, Boston, MA
JUNE 24 Knitting Factory, Boise, ID
JUNE 25 Knitting Factory, Reno, NV
JUNE 26 Nokia, Los Angeles, CA
JUNE 27 Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA

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Brazen Bull Gets Adriatic Vocalist

Brisbane’s Brazen Bull has announced that Weldon MacDonald of Adratic will be joining the band on vocals, stating "After a long search, and countless auditions, we have finally found someone who displays the intensity and forward thinking style we were looking for."

The band is currently working with the new vocalist on the pre-production of their upcoming release "The Traveling Parasite," due out later this year. More live shows are also on the horizon.

You can purchase Brazen Bull’s current 5-track release for only $5 from their online store, and you can hear some of Weldon’s vocals over at the Adriatic Myspace. Check out some of Brazen Bull's older material on their own MySpace page.

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