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Metal News for June 8, 2010

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35 news articles posted on this day.

Megadeth Posts Holland Show Video Footage

Footage has been posted online of Megadeth performing "Wake Up Dead" at 013 in Tilburg, Holland on Monday, June 7th, 2010. You can check out the video clip below.

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Soilwork Releases DVD Trailer

Melodic death metal pioneers Soilwork have posted a trailer for the bonus DVD of their upcoming album “The Panic Broadcast”. The clip also contains a snippet of the bonus track “Sweet Demise” which be included on the limited digipack version of the album.

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Impending Doom Releases New Song From New Album

Impending Doom have released the first song from their forthcoming album "There Will Be Violence". The song is called “The Great Fear”. Check out the song here More...

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Disturbed Posts Teaser For New Single

Disturbed has just unveiled a teaser video clip for their new single, "Another Way To Die," which can be seen below. "Another Way To Die" impacts radio and goes on sale on iTunes next Tuesday (6/15). This Fall the band will be releasing its new album "Asylum," and will also be hitting the road with Avenged Sevenfold on the Uproar Tour.

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Death Angel Posts Metalfest Open Air Footage

California's Death Angel has posted performance footage online from the band's performance at the Metalfest Open Air Hungary, which can be viewed below.

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Hate Eternal Announces Final 2010 U.S. Shows

Tampa, FL death metalers Hate Eternal are teaming up with Cannabis Corpse and Order of Ennead for a quick string of dates on the east coast before the band heads back home to begin writing the follow up to 2008’s "Fury and Flames." The tour kicks off on August 24th in Atlanta, GA at the Masquerade and finishes up on August 28th in Philadelphia, PA at the Hostile City Death Fest. If you’re in the area be sure to catch the band live at one of the following dates as this tour marks the final U.S. shows for Hate Eternal in 2010. The currently announced dates are as follows:

8/24 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
8/25 Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero
8/26 Raleigh, NC Volume 11 Tavern
8/27 W. Springfield, VA Jaxx
8/28 Philadelphia, PA Polaris Hostile City Death Fest (without Cannabis Corpse)

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Unearth Moved Up To Main Stage At Download Fest

This Friday, June 11 at 3 pm UNEARTH will hit the Main Stage at the legendary Download Festival on the Castle Donington grounds alongside AC/DC and Them Crooked Vultures.

"We get to share the same stage as one of our collective all time favourite bands AC/DC as well as rock giants John Paul Jones, Dave Grohl and Josh Homme of Them Crooked Vultures. I would say it is an understatement to just say that is pretty damn cool," said UNEARTH frontman TREVOR PHIPPS. "Being part of that stage with those bands is a huge honour for us and is something we are looking forward to more than words can express."

UNEARTH are joined at Download by Metal Blade labelmates As I Lay Dying and Whitechapel:

Friday June 11, 2010
UNEARTH – Main Stage (Maurice Jones) – on stage 3:00pm
AS I LAY DYING – Third Stage (Pepsi Max) – on stage 6:20pm
JOB FOR A COWBOY – Third Stage (Pepsi Max) – on stage 7:15pm

Sunday June 13, 2010
WHITECHAPEL – Third Stage (Pepsi Max) – on stage 5:15pm

Tickets for the festival are still available and can be found here.

In other news, fans can check out this live video from UNEARTH where they are performing the track "My Will Be Done," off their latest release The March, to a packed house in Tokyo, Japan where the band was on tour with label mates THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER.

UNEARTH is currently on the road in Europe with 36 Crazyfists. Tour dates are as follows: More...

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Kylesa Checks In From The Studio

Kylesa has checked in from the studio with the following recording update:

"Week one at the Jam Room Studios of Columbia SC. After a week of intense tracking we have basic rhythm tracking completed. Luckily, the casualties have been few and the sessions are going great. We couldn't be happier with the progress thus far. We have been eating, sleeping, and living this music for a while now and the process of recording them really brings it all to a new level for the band.

"The songs are really starting to take shape, each becoming there own entity. Everyone at the Jam Room has been working extremely hard and accommodating the band at every level to make this record possible. Here are some pictures from this past week. We will continue updating and posting info and pictures in the coming weeks."

A series of images from the band's time in the recording studio can also be found here.

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The Human Abstract To Enter The Studio

L.A. natives The Human Abstract are prepared to enter the studio with William Putney (Lamb of God, Suicide Silence) of The Machine Shop in NJ later this month to begin work on their upcoming full-length album for Hopeless Records. The band has been tucked away in downtown Los Angeles writing and preparing for their upcoming release. The album is currently slated for a fall release date.

"These new songs are among the most difficult THA songs to play, but at the same time are more satisfying. Past songs sometimes felt more like exercises, these feel more well rounded with moments that are really fun to play," voices guitarist Dean Herrera.

The Human Abstract recently announced a line-up change, with the addition of front man and vocalist Travis Richter formerly of From First to Last and The Color of Violence. The band also welcomed back original guitarist/songwriter A.J. Minette, leading the helm on writing duties for the new record.

"Without a doubt, this album has allowed me to step up not only as a bass player but as a Musician. We're stronger than ever before. I am super pumped for all our fans old and new to hear it," bassist Henry Selva adds.

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Malevolent Creation Recruits Former Bassist

Malevolent Creation has once again been rejoined by original bassist Jason Blachowicz, who issued the following statement about returning to the band:

"Been in hiding, working in tattoo shops for quite some time now but my gut has been aching to do one of the things that I do best... spreading malevolence across the globe with my brothers in metal. The evil in my blood has motivated me to dust the cobwebs off of my bass and commit to performing blasphemy and anger upon mine and everyone else's ears once again. This is also for one of my inspirations, Peter Steele, and for all of the loyal Malevolent Creation fans who have been supporting us for 23 fucking years! Our 11th album, Invidious Dominion, is going to rip the weak and feeble to shreds! See ya'll on Tour!! Bring the rum and git ‘er done!”

Malevolent Creation's 11th studio outing was produced and recorded by Erik Rutan at Mana Studios in Florida. The new album, entitled "Invidious Dominion," will be released on August 24th in North America via Nuclear Blast.

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Six Magics Streaming Song From New Album

Chile based power metal act Six Magics has issued the following brief statement about the streaming the song "All My Dreams" online, which is off the band's latest album:

"Hey people out there! We have just posted a new song here on MySpace. Feel free to check out our profile & listen! The Song is called 'All My Dreams' and belongs to the actual record of the band called 'Behind the Sorrow.'"

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Stone Sour Reveals New Album Release Date

Stone Sour, the band featuring Slipknot members Corey Taylor and James Root, has announced that they will be releasing their brand new studio album, "Audio Secrecy" on September 7th through Roadrunner Records. The band will also be posting a new song online called "Mission Statement" this thursday for free download, before releasing their first commercial single, "Say You'll Haunt Me" on July 6th.

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Eyehategod To Stream Free Webcast From Nashville

EYEHATEGOD will be streaming their show live from Nashville tonight, June 8th at The Muse beginning at 7:00pm. Openers include Nachtmystium and Withered.

EYEHATEGOD kicked off their long-anticipated US tour on June 3 at Blackbooth in Orlando, Florida. Said vocalist Mike Williams of the tour thus far: "All the shows have been superb. Good ol' New Awlins debauchery, feedback and drunken blasting riffs. Looking forward to the rest. Fuck that oil spill."

Here are the latest EYEHATEGOD US Tour dates:

6/08/2010 Muse - Nashville, TN w/ Nachtmystium, Withered
6/09/2010 The Hat Factory - Richmond, VA w/ Nachtmystium, Black Tusk, Strong Intention ***
6/10/2010 Krug’s - Frederick, MD w/ Nachtmystium, Brutal Truth, Strong Intention
6/11/2010 Unitarian Church - Philadelphia, PA w/ Nachtmystium, Brutal Truth, Black Anvil, Tombs
6/12/2010 Europa - Brooklyn, NY w/ Nachtmystium, Brutal Truth, Black Anvil, Tombs
6/13/2010 Club Hell - Providence, RI w/ Nachtmystium, Brutal Truth, Black Anvil, Tombs, Howl
6/14/2010 Daniel St - Milford, CT w/ Nachtmystium, Howl
6/15/2010 Rocko’s - Manchester, NH w/ Nachtmystium, Howl
6/16/2010 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
6/17/2010 Now That’s Class - Cleveland, OH w/ Keelhaul, The Atlas Moth
6/18/2010 Blondie’s Detroit, MI w/ The Atlas Moth, Strong Intention
6/19/2010 Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL w/ Nachtmystium, Anal Cunt, Weekend Nachos, Strong Intention
6/20/2010 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL w/ Nachtmystium, The Atlas Moth

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What We Call Victory Posts Tour Update

Washington, DC metal band What We Call Victory has issued an update from the road, on their "She Needs It" tour, including a couple of videos (below). Here's what they had to say:

"We just want to let you know that the southern states have been treating us quite nicely. It sure will be hard to leave them behind in one week. Big shout out to the south!!! Please keep checking in for updates, videos, and pictures from our trip!"

As previously reported, What We Call Victory recently completed their latest album, "The Learning Curve," which should be released soon.

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Kataklysm Seeking Fan Questions

Kataklysm will release the new album "Heaven's Venom" on August 20th in Europe and August 24th in North America. The band has now issued the following statement about seeking questions from fans for an upcoming Q&A video:

"Hey everyone, Kataklysm are currently taking in questions from their fans and will be selecting some to answer for an upcoming webisode on the YouTube channel. Start posting your questions in the comment section here!"

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Nightmare Updates Tour Schedule

French metallers Nightmare will be performing at the Dokk'em Festival, which will take place on June 11th and 12th, 2010. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location. The other upcoming Nightmare tour dates are as follows:

6/18 2010 Coliseum Charleroi/Belgium, BE
7/2 2010 Fuckin’ Rock’N’ Roll Festival La Maroquinerie Paris (75)/France, FR
7/10 2010 Savoie Rock Festival La Bathie (73)/France, FR
7/17 2010 DevilStone Open Air Festival Anyksciai/Lithuania, LT
7/24 2010 Woodstock Festival Borkovany/Czech Republic, CZ
8/6 2010 Wacken Open Air 2010 Wacken/Germany, DE
8/27 2010 Barby Club Tel-Aviv/Israel, IL
8/29 2010 Motocultor Open Air Festival Séné, FR
10/9 2010 Evening of Metal Festival St Dizier (52)/ France, FR
10/14 2010 South America Tour Brazil, Argentina, BR

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Throne Of Malediction Posts Fan-Filmed Footage

Kalispell, Montana based extreme metallers Throne of Malediction have posted fan-filmed performance footage online, which can be viewed below. You can also check out the new Throne of Malediction track "The Only Me" at the band's MySpace page.

Throne of Malediction live clips 2010

Throne of Malediction | MySpace Music Videos

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Detente Streaming New Song

California thrashers Detente are currently streaming a new song online off their latest album "Decline." The song "Degradation Machine," along with the previously uploaded "In God We Trust," can be heard via the band's MySpace page. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. In God We Trust
2. Predator
3. Kill Rush
4. Degradation Machine
5. Decline
6. Ashes
7. Genocide
8. This is Not Freedom

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Earthen Offering Free MP3s Of Two Tracks

Guitarist Mike Le Gros of Illinois folk metal outfit Earthen has issued the following announcement about offering two free MP3s of the band's debut album:

"Any interested parties can get a few of the songs off of Earthen's debut full-length 'Of Thee Earth' by sending us an email to earthenashes@yahoo.com, and we will reply with 2 mp3's of 2 songs. We haven't made anything available for download yet and wont until the project is completely mixed and mastered. Until then this is your only chance to get some Earthen into your music rotation. Thanks."

You can also hear Earthen's music via the band's official MySpace page.

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HolyHell Announces Spanish Shows

Magic Circle Music recording artists HolyHell will be performing as special guests for Manowar when they hit Spain in September. The band issued the following brief comment about the tour dates: HolyHell are thrilled to return to Spain after a phenomenal - and well received - performance at the Metalway Festival in 2009." The following dates have been confirmed:

9/10 2010 - Durango, Spain - Feria de Muestras
9/11 2010 - Madrid, Spain - La Riviera
9/12 2010 - Barcelona, Spain - Sant Jordi Club

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Misery Index Posts In-Studio Footage

Misery Index are among the headliners at this year’s Central Illinois Metalfest, held the weekend of July 23rd in Urbana, IL . Other performers at this year’s fest include Origin, Incantation, Deceased, Phobia, and more. Misery Index has recently posted a brief video of the band at Wright Way Studios working on the "Heirs To Thievery" album, which can be viewed below. "Heirs To Thievery" was released last month and is currently streaming in its entirety at this location.

The upcoming Misery Index tour dates are as follows: More...

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Sevendust To Play ShipRocked Cruise

Sevendust has checked in with the following update about performing at the 2010 edition of the ShipRocked cruise:

"Sevendust would like to extend a special invitation for you to join them on the high seas this November! ShipRocked is the ultimate rock and roll cruise vacation, with a backstage pass! This amazing floating music festival and fan experience will travel to the premier Bahamian port, Nassau, with a special stop at the pristine private island of Coco Cay Bay. You and the band will be sailing onboard one of the cruise industry's most acclaimed new luxury liners, the MSC Poesia, from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, on November 11th, returning on November 14, 2010.

"The lineup for ShipRocked 2010 features over a dozen artists performing on multiple stages throughout the ship. Alongside Sevendust are Vince Neil of Motley Crue, Cinderella Tesla, Drowning Pool, 10 Years and Black Stone Cherry, and the all-star super group HAIL!, which features band members from Megadeth, Dream Theater and Sepultura. And if that's not enough to wet your appetite, The Letter Black, Aranda, Lynam, Broken Teeth, the Niki Barr Band and Pianotarium will also be joining you onboard! More...

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Voodoo Six Announces Sonisphere Appearance

London rockers Voodoo Six have issued the following announcement about performing at the Sonisphere Festival on August 1st, 2010:

"We are really pleased to confirm that we will be playing at the Sonisphere Festival on 1st August. There is a really strong line up and we are so pleased to be asked to be part of it. We really hope to see you there for a day to remember. Album release news coming shortly."

More details on the Sonisphere festival can be found at this location.

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Howl Announces U.S. Tour

Howl has announced a four week U.S. tour in support of their brand new debut full-length, "Full Of Hell." This is the band’s first full U.S. tour and will kick-off in mid-July. Howl will be touring alongside Black Cobra as well as Struck By Lightning and Monarch on select dates. A listing of confirmed tour dates and cities can be found below with more to be announced soon. Howl is currently streaming "Full Of Hell" in its entirety at this location. The album was recorded at Machines With Magnets studios with engineer Keith Souza.

6/13 Providence, RI Club Hell (w/ EYEHATEGOD)
6/14 Milford, CT Daniel Street (w/ EYEHATEGOD)6/15 Manchester, NH Rocko’s (w/ EYEHATEGOD)
6/25 Providence, RI Club Hell (w/ PENTAGRAM)

***All dates from 7/16 thru 21 w/ BLACK COBRA***
7/16 Portland , OR Satyricon
7/17 Seattle , WA Comet Tavern
7/18 Boise , ID Red Room
7/20 Denver , CO Larimer Lounge
7/21 Lawrence , KS Jackpot More...

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Pit Stories: III Stories of Unfortunate Events

We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week Jessie Freeland, vocalist for The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza who's readying their new album "Danza III: The Series of Unfortunate Events," shares three "unfortunate events" from the pit.

Honestly there have been sooooooooo many tales from the pit we have seen over the years. Hmmmmmmm! I guess I can give you three that come to mind immediately. I don't remember the places, dates, or venues, but I do remember the events and they were all unfortunate.

First show that comes to mind we were probably only 45 seconds into the first song and the crowd was def already getting stupid. These are always the most fun shows to play but shit can get ridiculous sometimes and it didn't take to long for that to happen. Stage dives turned into crowd surfing and this one dude in particular reached up and tried to use the stage lights as his own personal jungle gym. Sparks, ceiling tile, and electrical currents went everywhere. The next time I saw him it looked like his head was still smoking...

Another time was after a show in the parking lot. I didn't see exactly what happend to this dude "in the pit," but his face was most definitely fucked up! He walked up to me and handed me what used to be his prescription glasses and told me thanks for the best show of his life. WTF do you say to something like that!?!?! I could only nod my head and tell him to go to the hospital ASAP!

The last one happened very recently on the Road To Metalfest tour. There was this little girl, maybe like 15, in the front row. At one point this dude three times her size jumps off the stage and CRUSHED her and her friends. I swear to god, I thought it killed her. I stopped playing to check on her and make sure she wasn't broken in half. I was seriously relieved to see her stand back up in one piece and I made it a point to find her after the show and hook her up with a free Danza t-shirt.

Danza's new album, "Danza III: The Series of Unfortunate Events," hits stores July 6 on Black Market Activities. You can check out the cover art and a preview of the album here.

Check back every Tuesday for more pit stories.

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Haste The Day Streaming New Song

Christian metallers Haste the Day are currently streaming a new song online from their upcoming album "Attack of the Wolf King." The new track "Wake Up The Sun," along with the previously uploaded songs "Dog Like Vultures" and "Travesty," can be heard via the official Haste the Day MySpace page. "Attack of the Wolf King" is currently set to be released on June 29th, 2010.

You can also catch Haste the Day live on the following dates:

6/8 2010 Upstairs @ The Palladium // Attack Of The Wolf King Tour Worcester, MA
6/9 2010 Webster Underground // Attack Of The Wolf King Tour Hartford, CT
6/10 2010 Underworld // Attack Of The Wolf King Tour Montreal, Quebec, CANADA
6/11 2010 The Annex Wreck Room // Attack Of The Wolf King Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
6/12 2010 Lost Horizon // Attack Of The Wolf King Tour Syracuse, NY
6/13 2010 Xtreme Wheels Skatepark // Attack Of The Wolf King Tour Buffalo, NY
6/15 2010 Peabody’s Down Under // Attack Of The Wolf King Tour Cleveland, OH
6/16 2010 The Basement // Attack Of The Wolf King Tour Columbus, OH
6/17 2010 Ichthus Festival 2010 Wilmore, KY
6/18 2010 Fubar // Attack Of The Wolf King Tour St. Louis, MO
6/19 2010 The Arbor (w/ The Devil Wears Prada and Gwen Stacy) Cordova, TN
6/20 2010 The Village // Attack Of The Wolf King Tour Little Rock, AR
6/22 2010 Warehouse Live Studio // Attack Of The Wolf King Tour Houston, TX
6/23 2010 White Rabbit // Attack Of The Wolf King Tour San Antonio, TX
6/24 2010 House Of Rock // Attack Of The Wolf King Tour Corpus Christi, TX
6/25 2010 Emo’s // Attack Of The Wolf King Tour Austin, TX
6/26 2010 The Conservatory // Attack Of The Wolf King Tour Oklahoma City, OK
6/29 2010 Rhino’s // CD RELEASE PARTY // Haste The Day VS Haste The Day Bloomington, IN
6/30 2010 The Mixtape Café & Music Venue // Attack Of The Wolf King Tour Grand Rapids, MI
7/1 2010 Blue Moose Tap House // Attack Of The Wolf King Tour Iowa City, IA
7/2 2010 Cornerstone Festival 2010 Marietta, IL More...

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Amalgama Checks In With Album Update

New York's Amalgama has issued the following update about upcoming live shows and the band's progress on a new album:

"The gigs are starting to fall into place, with 2 lined up for the month of July, and more on the way: July 2nd - a hometown gig right here in Albany, NY at Valentines with ourselves headlining along with local heavies Scrap Metal and one more TBA. July 23rd - Amalgama will be making our triumphant return to New Jersey with a show in Trenton at Championship Bar along with Local Demise, Live Set Disaster, Pistol Monk and several other bands. The show kicks off at 6pm, so don't get there late and miss all the great rockage as we take Trenton like Washington did in 1776 (Wikipedia that shit).

"This morning, we took a look at the new album art progress. In the realm of CD artwork this is most assuredly 'metal as fuck.' It's been a labor of love working with Al Berardi once again after his great re-design of our logo and he has really put together something special for us this time around. We really can't wait to reveal the EP title and show you the design for the cover (undoubtedly through Facebook & Myspace).

"We're in mixing mode now, getting the endless hours of guitar and drum tracks in order, and getting the right levels with the vocals. During the vocal tracking, we joked around about recording each song normally, as well as a second round ala Glenn Danzig (Mothaaaaa!). Thankfully, we came to our senses and passed up the opportunity. Maybe for the next round of tunes... Until then, stay metal."

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Apocalyptica Streaming New Single "End Of Me"

Apocalyptica has checked in with the following announcement about streaming the new single "End of Me" online, which also features vocals from Gavin Rossdale of Bush:

"Hey, you can listen to our first single from the forthcoming album '7th Symphony' on myspace now. The song is called END OF ME, we recorded the track with Gavin Rossdale who is an amazing performer and singer but also a wonderful person. At the end of May we also shot the video for this song with Gavin in Los Angeles (you can see pictures on our Facebook profile). The video will be ready soon!"

Apocalyptica also has the following upcoming tour dates: More...

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Crown The Lost Adds Another Live Show

Guitarist David Gehlke of Pittsburgh's Crown the Lost has issued the following update about upcoming live shows:

"Hey gang, just a friendly reminder that our next show is this Saturday, June 12 @ Excuses with our good friends Chapter XII and the mighty Vindicator. The show starts at 10:00 PM, so please come on down and rock. We'll be playing some old gems (if you'd like to call them 'gems'), along with some newer songs. And with any luck, Manticore will swipe the mic and do his version of 'Kill the King' by Rainbow. Chicks love it."

You can catch Crown the Lost live on the following dates:

6/12 2010 Excuses Pittsburgh, PA
7/9 2010 Altar Bar in the Strip District Pittsburgh, PA
7/16 2010 The Smiling Moose Pittsburgh, PA

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Kamelot Updates Tour Schedule

Florida power metallers Kamelot have issued the following update about adding a second Norwegian tour date because of fast ticket sales at the Trondheim show: "Due to fast ticket sales we have added a second show in Trondheim Norway! Trondheim, NO Venue: Blaest - June 5th and 6th, 2010. Get your tickets to this great show now!" The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

7/2 2010 Tuska Festival Helsinki, FI
7/8 2010 Norway Rock Festival Kvinesdal, NO
7/10 2010 Rockweekend Festival Söderhamn, SE
7/11 2010 Magic Circle Festival Tolmin, SK
7/17 2010 Zwarte Cross Festival Hengelo, NL
8/6 2010 Wacken Open Air Wacken, DE
8/7 2010 Vagos Open Air Vagos, PT
8/13 2010 Artmania Festival Sibiu, RO
8/14 2010 Sziget Festival Obudai Island, HU
9/8 2010 House of Blues Lake Buena Vista, Florida, US
9/10 2010 Center Stage Atlanta, Georgia, US
9/11 2010 JAXX Nightclub Springfield, Virginia, US
9/14 2010 The Trocadero Philadelphia, Pennsylvan, US
9/15 2010 Nokia Theatre New York, New York, US
9/17 2010 The Palladium Worcester, Massachuse, US
9/18 2010 Club Soda Montreal, Quebec, CA
9/19 2010 The Opera House Toronto, Ontario, CA
9/21 2010 Peabody’s Cleveland, Ohio, US
9/22 2010 The Rave Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US
9/24 2010 Logan Square Auditorium Chicago, Illinois, US
9/25 2010 First Avenue Loop Station Minneapolis, Minnesot , US
9/27 2010 Bluebird Theater Denver, Colorado, US
9/29 2010 Slim’s San Francisco, California, US
10/1 2010 House of Blues Sunset Strip West Hollywood, California, US
10/2 2010 House of Blues San Diego San Diego, California, US

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The Rotted Reveals New EP Details

The Rotted has announced that the band's upcoming new EP "Anarchogram" is currently in the final mixing stages. The cover artwork can be viewed at this location. The Rotted checked in with the following statement about the EP:

"This is an entirely self-funded, self-released EP, and we wanted to keep it as low-price as possible as a thanks to all the good people that have supported us over the years! This is why we're also offering a special offer package deal when you buy the EP and new shirt featuring the artwork, as well as signed copies and free postcards to any orders received prior to the release date!

"Anarchogram features 2 blistering new tracks of Hate-Filled, Punk Infused UK Death Metal, as well as 4 cover songs. Each band member has chosen a song that made them personally want to play this kind of music in the first place, and is our way of paying tribute to the Metal Gods that have inspired us!"

The track listing is as follows: More...

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Vampires Everywhere! Posts Tour Update Video

Vampires Everywhere! has posted a video tour update, which can be viewed below. Vocalist Michael Vampire also issued the following brief statement about the footage: "HeLLo Beautiful people! Check out this tour update & leave comments! It includes information on our upcoming tour 'The Sacred Ceremony Tour' & other EviL information! Much EviL Love!"

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Contrive Issues Statement On New Album Distro

Melbourne’s CONTRIVE have released a press statement today regarding the distribution of their latest album "The Internal Dialogue." The album will be released via MGM Distribution in Australia and through the band’s Myspace on July 2nd, 2010.

The first pressing of the album will be limited to 500 copies, which will be hand numbered and encased in a special limited edition embossed digipak. The album will also be available via iTunes and many other legitimate online music distribution outlets.

The album was mixed by Devin Townsend. Check out the teaser video below.

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Loudness Posts New Video Online

Japanese heavy metal veterans Loudness has posted their new music video online for the track, "King Of Pain." You can check it out below. The song is the title track from their latest album, which is the first to feature new drummer Masayuki Suzuki, who replaces the sadly deceased original drummer Munetaka Higuchi. More...

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Ratt Cancels European Tour

American hard rock outfit Ratt has announced that they have been forced to cancel their upcoming European tour dates, due to vocalist Stephen Pearcy undergoing urgent hernia surgery this week. The band is looking into rescheduling as many of the shows as possible. Pearcy's doctors anticipate a full recovery in time for Ratt’s North American touring schedule, which includes a run with the Scorpions, beginning in July and running through September.

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