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Metal News for June 9, 2009

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21 news articles posted on this day.

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Kataklysm Guitarist Detained By Federal Agents

Guitarist Jean-Francois Dagenais of Canadian death metal quartet Kataklysm was detained today by federal agents at an airport in Washington D.C.

The guys were scheduled to change planes in the capital before continuing on to Chicago after playing a couple of highly successful shows in Russia.

"We grabbed our bags and went through immigration with no problems as expected. As we’re waiting in line for the customs exit some uniformed guy grabs J-F and takes him away with his bags. We assumed it was just a random check," commented vocalist Maurizio Iacono. More...

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2 Sides 2 Die Seeking New Bassist and Guitarist

Pennsylvania grunge/metal band 2 Sides 2 Die is seeking a new bassist and guitarist. Here's the post from the band:

"We are looking for 2 Dedicated, motivated individuals to join the band. We are currently seeking a Bassist, and Guitarist. Influences must include anything from Nirvana, to Marilyn Manson, to Radiohead..We do NOT want responses from musicians only willing to do covers...thats not our style. We ask that only SERIOUS, RELIABLE, and DEDICATED people respond. message us...and we'll set up an audition...
Zack, Tom..- 2 Sides 2 Die"

The band is currently working on the follow up to last year's "Doom and Gloom," targetting a fall release.

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Full Lineup Announced For Uni Rock Festival

The organizers of Uni Rock Festival have announced its full line-up for its second edition, held at park KUCUKCIFTLIK, Istanbul- Turkey between July 17-19, 2009. International, regional and Turkish metal bands will dominate the stage for 3 days of ultimate metal experience.

The line-up for this year's Uni Rock Festival will feature:


Supported by:


RAMPAGE (Turkey)
MAGILUM (Turkey)
UCK GRIND (Turkey)
EPISODE 13 (Turkey)
B0LETLER (Turkey)

For more info about the event, the lineup, sponsors, and future events, visit unirockfest.com.

Tickets are now on sale here. Tickets for Combine and Front Stage Combine are valid throughout the festival, also special tickets provides the entrance to the front stage to all festival concerts and free entrance to the Testament concert on July 29, 2009.

No camping provided for this year festival, as park KUCUKCIFTLIK is walking distance from Taksim area.

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Nazxul Sets "Iconoclast" Release Date

Seminal black metal act Nazxul has set a release date of September 27, 2009 for their new album, "Iconoclast," along with more details surrounding the release. The album marks both the final recordings and first release since long time guitarist Greg Morelli passed away in a traffic accident in Novemeber 2008. The band’s press release follows:

“Fools rush to the feet of statues to pray- they have much to lose.

“We bring new messages and crush all icons with our voice and deeds- we have much to gain”.

“Nazxul’s rise and raison d’etre has borne a singular vision for the brutal reality of this life. The underground will never rise, but it will swallow up the true villains that lurk above. They tumble to the ground and scurry away. We are kings of the slum, and lords of hell.

“'Iconoclast' CD Album, is a torrent of angular and unfamiliar visions that stirs the dark soul to emancipation and inspiration; and provides torment to the pitiful remainder.

“10 years in formulation, the majestic array has returned, stronger. Bleak and furious! More...

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Caliban Signs To Century Media Records

German metallers Caliban have issued the following announcement about signing to Century Media Records:

"We are more then happy to announce that we have signed a new record deal at Century Media Records! We are really looking forward to working with them!

"We just visited their office and met everyone who works there and have to say that it already feels like home. Our new album 'Say Hello To Tragedy' will be released in August, so keep your eyes and ears open for more news and some new tunes soon!"

Century Media also issued the following statement about the signing: More...

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Synastry Streaming Two New Songs Online

Canadian death metallers Synastry have posted two new songs online from their album "Our Memetic Imprints." The songs "Dividing the Double Helix" and "Dead to Me" can be heard on their MySpace page.

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Video Interview With Madder Mortem Posted Online

A new video interview conducted with Madder Mortem's Agenete Kirkevaag by the Imhotep webzine has been posted online. The video can be viewed below. More...

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Apothys To Enter the Studio In July

Virginia thrash metal band, Apothys, has issued the following update:

"It is our pleasure to announce that we are heading to the studio on July 25th to record our next release. Assembly Line Studios is the abode where our sinister creation will be born. Next to their professional atmosphere, Assembly Line Studio has a plethora of accomplishments that added to our decision to record with them. The studio’s collective credit list includes: Johnny Cash, O.A.R, Rick James, Madonna, Seal, Eddie Murphy, Crystal Method, Raven, Deceased, the Speaks, Rome in a Day, Numa, Iris Divine, playstation games, MTV, VH1 etc.Recently, they scored a platinum record on the CD/DVD for the movie 'Twilight.'" More...

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Cephalic Carnage Comments on Failed Tour

You may have read a few days ago that the Idaho Blackenedfest show was canceled without reason. It appears as though the whole tour was canceled. Cephalic Carnage released the following statement:

"So, unfortunately, we were reluctantly forced to stay in Denver as the Blackenedfest Tour was unable to continue. We sincerely apologize to the friends and fans who've been waiting a while to see us and this tour. We want to thank Thunderdome for having us out, as we had an absolutely amazing time with Withered, Cattle Decapitation, all the crew and of course Mayham. We promise to make up the dates we didn't get to play...we ALMOST had the $70 dollar-a-shirt-cool-guy-tight-shirt company Affliction ready to pay for us to be helicoptered to the each of the rest of the tour dates, but they pulled the deal after they found out we stopped shaving our legs which was the part of the contract we decided we couldn't go through with, (except John). Anyways we've got some serious time off now, and we're going to commence with getting our long awaited reality-tv DVD completed, getting on with writing the next full length, and writing the 2nd installment of H.O.A., as well as finishing construction of our late night poutine stand, where we will serve country-fried giraffe eggs and your favorite French-Canadian specialty. "

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Oh, Sleeper Announces New Album Release Date

Oh, Sleeper's announced that their new album,"Son Of The Morning" is coming out August 25th. Track listing is as follows:

1. Son Of The Morning
2. The New Breed
3. In All Honesty
4. Breathing Blood
5. Reveries Of Flight
6. World Without A Sun
7. The Fire Dawn
8. A Banquet For Traitors
9. Commissioned By Kings
10. The Finisher

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Tales From The Pit: Trigger The Nosebleed

We've been talking to bands to get their best pit stories. This week's story comes to us from Trigger The Bloodshed guitarist, Rob Pernell

"We recently played Hammerfest in the UK and because our UK label also had a stage we played two sets, one on the main stage and one on the Rising Records stage. Both shows were fucking crazy with some real brutal pits and each time we saw a few people leaving the pits in a bad way! But there was this one dude who came up to us after our second show, with a stitched up nose and a shirt covered in blood as he had managed to break his nose during our set. So he get us to sign his bloodied shirt and when we thought we were done signing, he whipped out another equally as bloodied shirt which was the product of his first broken nose from the day before again during our set! 1 Festival, 1 band, 2 sets, 2 fractures!"

Next week's story will be from Matthew Zadkovich, guitarist for Starring Janet Leigh, and how he almost had his eye plucked out.

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Whitechapel Releases New Live Video

The new video for Whitechapel's, "Eternal Refuge," was released on Mayhemfest.com yesterday. The live video was filmed during their tour with Suffocation at the Crazy Donkey in Farmingdale, NY. Guitarist, Alex Wade, comments on the video:

"Hey, it's Alex from Whitechapel. Here is the debut of our new music video for "Eternal Refuge" off of our album, This Is Exile. It was directed by Andrew from Abstrakt Pictures at the Crazy Donkey in Farmingdale, NY when we were on the Blood Apocalypse Tour with Suffocation. We hope you enjoy it and we'll see every single one of you this summer on the Mayhem Festival!" More...

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The Cold Existence Issues Band Update

Swedish melodic death metal band The Cold Existence has issued the following update about writing new material and parting with their drummer and guitarist:

"There is alot of things happend in the TCE camp we would like to inform you about.

"Writing for a new album has begun, material for an half album is done so far, just some arrangements left.

"As stated before that Peter left the band was just a joke=) hehe... he is back again. But Thomas and Joakim has decided to left TCE because the long distance between us, and they decided to focus more on their other projects.

"This is nothing that affects the band. And we wish them both good luck in the future."

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Awake Posts Live Video Of "Dream Within"

U.K. metallers Awake have issued the following update about posting a new live video clip online:

"Hey Hey.

"There is a new video on the myspace page - a live performance of 'Dream Within' from the gig at Man on the Moon in Cambridge from 5th March.

"It was done by a friend of the band, and is of very good quality."

The video can be viewed below. More...

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Opeth Front Man Issues Tour Recap

Opeth front man Mikael Akerfeldt has issued the following recap after their recent tour alongside Enslaved:

"A few days ago I was standing by the swings in the park with my 2 daughters. They're in the swings, crying with laughter and I'm pushing them higher and higher. Apart from the noise they're making it's dead quiet. No one's here but us, there's virtually no cars and the wind is just a still breeze. 2 days before I'd played a wild show in Germany, I'd had a few beers (Coronas of course) afterwards, some drags on a Marlboro light, and we'd terrorized the support act and the local crew with a $20 fart machine that Fred and Mendez had bought in a sketchy store somewhere in the US. I was the centre of attention and now I'm by the swings with my kids and no one gives a fuck about me. Lovely! More...

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Moonspell Announces U.S. Tour Dates With Samael

Moonspell has announced that they will be embarking on a U.S. tour with a few Canadian dates alongside Samael and Secrets to the Moon. The currently confirmed tour dates are as follows:

10/14 Czar Tampa, Florida
10/15 Masquerade Atlanta, Georgia
10/16 Jaxx Springfield, Virginia
10/17 The Sterling Hotel Allentown, Pennsylvania
10/18 B.B. Kings Blues Club New York, New York
10/19 Les Foufounes Electriques Montreal, Quebec
10/20 The Mod Club Theater Toronto, Ontario
10/21 Peabodys Cleveland, Ohio
10/22 Blondie´s Detroit, Michigan
10/23 The Pearl Room Mokena, Illinois
10/24 Beaumont Club Kansas City, Missouri
10/25 Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom Denver, Colorado
10/27 The Venue Vancouver, British Columbia
10/28 Studio Seven Seattle, Washington
10/30 Thee Parkside San Francisco, California
10/31 The Jumping Turtle San Marcos, California

11/1 The Knitting Factory Hollywood, California
11/2 The Sets Tempe, Arizona
11/3 Launchpad Alburquerque, New Mexico
11/4 Marquee Tulsa, Oklahoma
11/5 Ridglea Theater Dallas, Texas
11/6 Warehouse Music Venue San Antonio, Texas

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Haste The Day Selling All Albums for $8 Each

Solid State band Haste The Day announced that they're selling each of their albums for $8. You can get the links for these albums here. They're currently on tour with Misery Signals, and have countless dates on the Scream The Prayer Tour with Gwen Stacy, The Chariot, and For Today. You can see these tour dates here.

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Reign Supreme Pre-Order Now Available

Deathwish Inc. Band, Reign Supreme announced yesterday that there is a pre-order available for their upcoming release "Testing The Limits of Infinite," which is scheduled to release June 23rd. Deathwish Inc states,

"'Testing The Limits Of Infinite' is Reign Supreme's highly anticipated debut full length album. Produced by Will Putney at The Machine Shop (Lamb Of God, VOD, Every Time I Die), "Testing The Limits..." takes the accessible metallic hardcore foundation popularized by many, and injects a fresh warm blood deep within it. The result is a new breed of anthemic metallic hardcore; immaculately executed, intensely heavy, and refreshingly unpredictable. Songs like "Persevere And Overcome" and "Slipping Away" smash through expectations with earth moving power, while the introspective instrumental "Waiting" as well as the winding "To Live And Die (In Vain)" show a sonic diversity rarely found in heavy music. Proving that Reign Supreme are a true anomaly in today's music world, playing the role of both the hammer and the nail."

Hear two songs from "Testing The Limits Of Infinite" on their Myspace.

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Figure Of Fate Releases New Single Online

Jordanian hardcore metal band FIGURE OF FATE released a new single titled by “This Message Could Not Be Delivered” on the band's MySpace player. The demo album contains the following tracks:

1. Beauty Through The Eyes Of The Beast
2. Doors With No Doorknobs
3. This Message Could Not Be Delivered
4. Revolution Against...

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Swashbuckle Added to PaganFest Europe 2009

New Jerseys very own pirate thrash armada Swashbuckle is set to join this years issue of Paganfest Europe alongside label mates Korpiklaani, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Ex Deo, Unleashed and Alestorm.

Also check out the new songs “Scurvy Back” and “Cruise Ship Terror” from the upcoming album “Back To The Noose,” due on July 24th at www.myspace.com/swashbuckle. Also, check out the video for "Cruise Ship Terror" on YouTube.

PaganFest Europe 2009 dates: More...

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Testament Cancels Padova Show

Testament's show at Villa Contarini in Padova, Italy show on July 7th has been cancelled. No reason was given for the cancellation.

The rest of the tour dates can be found on the band's MySpace at www.myspace.com/testamentlegions.

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