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Metal News for July 12, 2011

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41 news articles posted on this day.

Anthrax Reveals New Album Artwork

American thrash metal legends Anthrax have revealed the front cover artwork for their forthcoming new studio album, "Worship Music." You can check it out below. The album will be the group's first album of new material since 2003's, "We've Come For You All" and is the first to include vocalist Joey Belladonna since 1990's "Persistence Of Time." You can expect the album to hit the shelves in North America on September 12th. More...

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Aliases Posts "What's Left For Us?" Video

U.K. metal act Aliases has unleashed a music video for "What's Left For Us?" through Metal Injection. You can check out the clip below. The track comes from the band's forthcoming mini-album "Safer Than Reality," which will be released on August 15th via Basick Records.

Produced by international film-maker Benjamin Cappelletti, the video was shot on location in Manchester. Benjamin comments: "I was very excited to work with Aliases because I've never heard their style of music before, it's so rapidly executed and aggressive that I knew my video had to be as dynamic as their sound. Inspired by watching fluorescent material floating down a river, I decided that I had to have this effect in the video, using UV light to reveal the fluorescent liquid allowed me to create two different aspect of the same thing."

Singer Jay Berast adds: "It was a great to work with Ben Cappelletti. We've been friends for a long time, but this has been our first opportunity to work together on a project. When I approached him to do our video, he immediately became attached to the lyrics 'I will show you another side' and wanted to produce a concept to reflect them. We absolutely love the result and hope that our fans enjoy it too!"

Click Here To Watch The Video

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Iced Earth Guitarist Posts New Album Update

Iced Earth guitarist and founding member Jon Schaffer has posted a new message online, updating fans as to the progress of the group's new studio album, "Dystopia." His message reads as follows:

"All is well here as we are pushing forward with master tracking the new album, Dystopia.

"We have finished drums and rhythm guitars and are right on schedule. I'll be heading to Europe tomorrow for a few festival dates and then right back to work in the studio on Monday. Jim Morris and I are having a great time, as usual, and are very much looking forward to starting vocal tracks with 'Stucifer' next week!

"Stu Block has contributed a lot to the vocal parts on this record, with co-writing credits on 10 out of 12 songs, and I'm very happy with our chemistry and what we've accomplished together so far. And we're just getting started. More...

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Egypt Central Releases Acoustic Video

Metalunderground.com has obtained the exclusive premiere of an acoustic video for Egypt Central's hit single and title track, "White Rabbit." The video was shot in the Atlantic Records Studios in New York City and puts the band's songwriting and musicianship front and center without the glossy production of today's mainstream metal.

Egypt Central’s new album, "White Rabbit," came out on May 31, 2011 on Fat Lady Music/ILG. Produced by Skid Mills (Saving Abel, 12 Stones), "White Rabbit" is the follow-up to 2008’s self-titled debut, which reached #8 on the Billboard “Heatseekers” chart. The 12-song set features heavy riffs, lyrics from the soul and strong melodic hooks. Threaded throughout this collection of songs is a story of consequences that occur when one accepts or declines the invitation from the fictionalized character of the “White Rabbit.” A comic strip created by bassist Joey Chicago depicts the story in more detail and can be found in the CD booklet.

“We knew we had solid songs, but when the opportunity came to work with Skidd, we found the person that could not only make a great sounding record, but also bring the best out of us,” states lead singer John Falls. “We had a lot of growing to do as men and the time was right to give our fans what they deserved and what we knew we were capable of…Kick Ass Rock!” Adds Joey Chicago, “Collectively, this is the best group of songs we have ever written.”

Egypt Central's "White Rabbit" (acoustic)

You can see the original music video for "White Rabbit" here.

Egypt Central is currently touring the Unites States. Here are the latest tour dates: More...

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Powerwolf Posts "We Drink Your Blood" Video

Powerwolf recently finished shooting a video clip for the song "We Drink Your Blood" from the upcoming album "Blood Of The Saints." The video clip can now be viewed below or through Metal Hammer Germany.

According to the concept of "Blood Of The Saints," Powerwolf shot the video in an ancient monastery church. “Shooting the video in such a special and atmospheric place was incredible,” comments organist Falk Maria Schlegel. “The combination of the sacral interior of the church, including altar, confessional box and a church organ with a lot of fire, fog and metal insanity was the perfect set for a Powerwolf video!”

"Blood Of The Saints" will be released July 29th (G/A/S) / August 1st via Metal Blade Records in Europe. The album will be released as a regular CD, a limited edition Digibook 2-CD and on vinyl.

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In Solitude Announces European Shows

Swedish heavy metal act In Solitude has announced a new batch of European live shows. The details are as follows:

15/07/11 – FI – Lieto - Hammer Open Air
05/08/11 – DE – Berlin – Kill Em All Club
06/08/11 – DE – Wacken - Wacken Open Air
25/08/11 – NO – Bergen - Hole In the Sky Festival
27/08/11 – DE – Mülheim (bei Koblenz) – Hellbangers Fest
22/10/11 – UK – London - Live Evil Festival
26/11/11 – DE – Lörrach - Metal Forces Festival

In Solitude is performing in support of the band's second album (and first for Metal Blade) "The World:The Flesh:The Devil."

You can also check out footage of In Solitude making its debut U.S. performance at the Maryland Deathfest by heading over to this location.

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Suicide Silence Releases New Music Video

Suicide Silence has just released a brand new video for "You Only Live Once" through Guvera.com. You can check out the video clip below.

The band's new album, entitled "The Black Crown" has also been released today, July 12th, via Century Media Records. You can check out Suicide Silence on the road this summer as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem festival, with all dates available at this location.

The new album's track listing is as follows:

1. Slaves To Substance
2. O.C.D.
3. Human Violence
4. You Only Live Once
5. Fuck Everything
6. March To The Black Crown
7. Witness The Addiction feat. Jonathan Davis of KoRn
8. Cross-Eyed Catastrophe
9. Smashed feat. Frank Mullen of Suffocation
10. The Only Thing That Sets Us Apart
11. Cancerous Skies

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All Shall Perish Comments On New Album

Northern California act All Shall Perish has posted a new video blog on YouTube, focusing on the creation of the forthcoming album "This is Where it Ends." Check out the clip below for commentary on the meaning behind the album’s title, the writing process, lyrical content, and more.

“(This is Where it Ends) is honestly our best material that we’ve ever put out,” states bassist, Mike Tiner.

“We truly put our heart and souls into it, and I feel like everybody was on the same page this time around,” adds vocalist, Eddie Hermida.

"This is Where it Ends," All Shall Perish’s fourth studio album, is slated to hit stores July 26th via Nuclear Blast Records.

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Asking Alexandria Posts "To The Stage" Clip

U.K. act Asking Alexandria has posted a promo video clip online for the song "To The Stage," which shows a typical night with the group on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles.

The clip was shot by director Frankie Nasso (Emmure) and according to the band is "certainly an entertaining, disturbing and an honest look into how some party nights can suddenly take a very wrong turn.: Check out the video now by heading over to this location.

Asking Alexandria's new album "Reckless and Relentless" debuted at #9 on the Billboard Top 200 charts. To hear more of the band's music head over to the Asking Alexandria Facebook page.

The band also recently posted a video clip online for the song "Closure." Navigate over to this location to watch the clip.

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The Body Full Concert Footage Available

NPR has posted The Body's full performance with The Assembly Of Light Choir in NYC from a recent string of tour dates. Most of the tour featured 13 members of The Assembly Of Light Women’s Choir, while the Manhattan performance — a fully seated event — featured all 24 members of the choir. You can check out the footage from the show here.

While The Body devises its next full-on tour attack for the coming months, the band will be performing this week at two local shows. The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

7/12/2011 Daniel Street – New Haven, CT w/ Harvey Milk
7/13/2011 Machines With Magnets – Providence, RI w/ Yob and Dark Castle
9/09/2011 Kings Barcade – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Festival

The vinyl repress of The Body's "All The Waters of the Earth," originally released via the band's own Alum War Records, is now available through At A Loss Recordings.

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The Fucking Wrath Finishes New Album

California extreme metal band The Fucking Wrath has wrapped up work on the new album "Valley of the Serpent's Soul," which will see a September 27th release through Tee Pee Records. "Valley of the Serpent's Soul" was recorded at Satellite Recording Studios in Ventura, CA and mastered by Tim Harkins (Black Sabbath, Alice in Chains, Ozzy Osbourne).

"With 'Valley of The Serpents Soul' we are out to smash your eardrums with an audio assault of blood, riffs, and gear." said the group when asked for comment. "Longer, harder and heavier, our aim is to dish out punishing riffs and blazing solos that would make Tony Iommi proud!"

"Driving home and listening to the album after we had completed it, I suddenly heard a loud bang!" said vocalist / guitarist Craig Kasamis. "My right tire had blown out and my car proceeded to do a 360 on the freeway, but with God-like reflexes and a few crafty maneuvers I manage to skid to a halt in the slow lane. A few deeply terrified breaths later I realized that, this album literally could kill you."

The track listing for "Valley of the Serpent's Soul" is as follows: More...

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Megadeth Bassist Checks In From Seattle

Megadeth bass player David Ellefson has posted a new video update online, which was filmed in Seattle, Washington. You can check it out below. The band is currently on tour as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem festival, which will also include performances from Disturbed, In Flames, and Godsmack amongst others. More...

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Ancient VVisdom Explains Live & Backyard Rituals

Ancient VVisdom (pronounced Ancient Wisdom) is quickly becoming entangled in the web of enchantment spun by occult rockers such as Ghost and Blood Ceremony. This retrofitted style praising the great mysteries of the universe has become a hot commodity (read what xFiruath has to say about this phenomenon) in the metal community.

Ancient VVisdom executes an accessible sound owing to folk, pop, psychedlia, doom and hard rock. Tribal drumming and whimsical tools of percussion such as knives, machete and chains, while acoustic and electric guitar create opposing/dualistic sounds. These instruments help drive home the images related through repetition of their chorus lines.

These images and ideas have emerged in great abundance in just a short time. After much correspondence, the group released a split 12” LP with the world’s most famous cult leader, Charles Manson. In June, the Austin group released it’s first full-length “A Godlike Inferno” (read the review) to a heap of media acclaim. Since then, the group added bassist TA (Hod, ex-Pleasant Valley) to bring about a deeper backdrop. TA joins the core of Justin “Ribs” Mason (acoustic guitar), Michael AVV (electric guitar) and Nathan Opposition (drums/percussion/vocals).

Often incorporating a projector to synch up images with their music, Ancient VVisdom uses the live setting not just to showcase their music but also to relate rituals. The group has opened for Scott Kelly (Neurosis) and Wino, Swans and the Pentagram/Eyehategod SXSW showcase. Before opening for the mighty stoner rockers The Sword on Independence Day, Nathan Opposition spoke with Metalunderground.com about what makes this eclectic band tick. More...

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Mayan Video Interview Available

FaceCulture has posted a three-part video interview online with Mark Jansen of Mayan about the band's new debut album "Quarterpast" (reviewed here). You can check out the first part of the interview below, with the second and third parts available after the jump.


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Loudness Guitarist Discusses Next Album

Akira Takasaki, the guitarist of Japanese heavy metal veterans Loudness, has been featured in a new video interview in which he discusses the band's next studio album, as well as the group's thirty year legacy amongst other topics. You can view the video below. More...

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Lesbian Rainbows Uploads Music Video

Portuguese duo Lesbian Rainbows has posted a music video online for the song "La Pandeireta De La Muerte." You can watch the video clip in the player below, or head over to the Lesbian Rainbows Facebook profile to find more information on the band.

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End Of Existence Posts "In The Distance" Online

End of Existence has posted a video clip online for the song "In The Distance," which can be viewed in the player below.

You can also check out the previously posted End of Existence songs "Taken" and "Arise 2011."

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IWrestledABearOnce Video Interview Available

Metal Assault has posted a video interview online with IWrestledABearOnce, which was conducted outside an In-N-Out Burger somewhere in Walnut, CA on July 5th, 2011. You can check out the interview below.

The band also recently posted a music video online for the song "You Know That Ain't Them Dogs' Real Voices." Watch the video clip here. IWrestledABearOnce will be releasing the new album "Ruining It For Everybody" on July 26th, 2011 release date. The track listing is as follows:

1. Next Visible Delicious
2. You Know That Ain’t Them Dogs’ Real Voices
3. Deodorant Can’t Fix Ugly
4. This Head Music Makes My Eyes Rain
5. It Is “Bro” Isn’t It?
6. Gold Jacket, Green Jacket
7. Break It Down Camacho
8. Stay to the Right
9. I’m Gonna Shoot
10. Karate Nipples
11. Button It Up

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Cerebral Bore Members Mistakingly Arrested

Two members of Scottish death metal act Cerebral Bore were mistakenly arrested in New York City recently amidst the hunt for a man who murdered a number of people at a drug store.

The band had been out celebrating the end of a tour when guitarist Paul McGuire and bassist Kyle Rutherford went to a drug store in the early morning hours. Although the store's doors were open and the lights were on, it appeared that it was not officially open for business as an alarm went off, so the band members left and went to another store down the road. As they were leaving, a number of NYPD squad cars surrounded them and they were thrown to the ground by police officers and arrested at gunpoint. The two were charged with criminal trespass, petit larceny, burglary and criminal possession of stolen property.

The pair spent the next 36 hours being moved between crowded jail cells and witnessing violence and intimidation from the other inmates. The real drug store killer was later arrested and, following a court appearance, all charges were dropped and the members of Cerebral Bore were eventually released.

Watch a video of McGuire and Rutherfor discussing their harrowing experience below: More...

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Fullforce Announces Shows With Edguy

Sweden's Fullforce has announced it will be supporting Edguy on selected upcoming European tour dates. The currently announced details are as follows:

23.09.11 SE-Malmö - KB
24.09.11 SE-Göteborg - Trädgarn
25.09.11 SE-Stockholm - Tyrol
27.09.11 D-Hamburg - Docks
28.09.11 D-Berlin - Columbia Club
30.09.11 D-Essen - Grugahalle

Fullforce will be supporting the new album "One," which sees it's North American release on July 26th, 2011. The track listing is as follows:

1. Mythomaniac (4:02)
2. None Of Your Concern (3:35)
3. Heart And Soul (3:31)
4. Oblivion (4:53)
5. Open Your Eyes (4:25)
6. Rain (4:33)
7. Suffering In Silence (3:06)
8. Walls Of Secrets (4:33)
9. Father spirit (4:51)
10. Bleed (5:07)
11. Into The Cradle (5:01)

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Impiety Announces New Drummer

Impiety has checked in with the following update about recruiting a new drummer:

"Dizazter, the new full time drummer for mighty Impiety, 32 yrs of age - is from Perth, Australia and will make his debut appearance on the Asian Abomination Tour 2011 as well as other world tours up and coming. Total decimation awaits!"

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Blood Stain Child Announces Japanese Shows

Japan's Blood Stain Child has announced a series of upcoming Japanese tour dates in support of the new album "Epsilon." The currently announced dates can be found below, or you can head over here to listen to the "Epsilon" teaser trailer.

19 - Fuji - Animal Nest
20 - Shizuoka - Sunash
21 - Ikebukuro, Tokyo - Live Inn Rosa
22 - Yokosuka - Yokosuka Pumpkin
23 - Chiba - Kashiwa ThumbUp
24 - Takasaki - Gunma Club Fleez
25 - Niigata - Club Riverst
27 - Kyoto - Silver Wings
28 - Osaka - Nanba Rockets (BSC organised event)
31 - Okayama - Livehouse Image

1 - Izumo - Livehouse & Studio Apollo
2 - Hiroshima - Namiki Junction
3 - Fukuoka - Livehouse CB
4 - Oita - Ongakukan
5 - Kagoshima - Speed King
8 - Nagano - Club Junk Box
9 - Kanazawa - Vanvan V4
10 - Shiga - Barihari
11 - Fukui - Casa
17 - Tokushima - Club Grindhouse
18 - Yokkaichi - Club Chaos
19 - Nagoya - Club 3 Star Imaike
24 - Kichijoji, Tokyo - Crescendo (ONEMAN)

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Assassin Streaming Bonus Track Online

Assassin is currently streaming the song "Low Intensity Warfare" online, which is the bonus track from the digipak edition of the "Chronicles of Resistance" release and was recorded with Japanese band Casbah.

You can check out "Low Intensity Warfare" by heading over to Assassin's MySpace profile here.

The cover artwork and track listing for "Chronicles of Resistance" are also available below.

CD1 - The Upcoming Terror

1. Forbidden Reality
2. Nemesis
3. Fight (To Stop The Tyranny)
4. The Last Man
5. Assassin
6. Holy Terror
7. Bullets
8. Speed of Light
9. Assassin (Live in Osaka 2010)
10. Baka (Live in Osaka 2010)

CD 2 - Interstellar Experience

1. Abstract War
2. A.G.D.
3. A Message To Survive
4. Pipeline
5. Resolution 588
6. Junkfood
7. Interstellar Experience
8. Baka
9. Strange World
10. Low Intensity Warfare (Casbah coverversion - performed by Assassin + Casbah 2011) More...

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Darkest Hour Posts Behind-The-Scenes Footage

American metalcore act Darkest Hour has posted some new behind-the-scenes footage from its recent "Legacy" tour. The video features the band visiting the Fender and Dean warehouses as well as partying backstage with members of Revocation, Veil of Maya, and Periphery. You can check out the footage by using the player located below.

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Gorthaur's Wrath Working On New Album

Croatian act Gorthaur's Wrath has issued the following announcement about working on a new album:

"Gorthaur's Wrath is busy with working on the new songs for the upcoming album set to be released in early 2012. At the same time the album 'Ritual IV' is being remixed by various Croatian DJs.

"Most of the songs will be made by Croatian DJ. Ogi and released later this year. Meanwhile, we'll give you a small insight into remixing with this song remixed and mastered by Mass Hypnosis from Zagreb. Enjoy!"

A remixed version of the song "Pleasures of the Flesh" can also be heard in the player below.

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Counterparts Splits With Drummer

Counterparts have posted the following statement online, announcing the departure of drummer Chris Needham from the group's ranks.

"Some very important/sad/exciting/whatever news today. Chris Needham, our good friend and drummer for this past year has decided to leave Counterparts. Unfortunately, the band just wasn’t what Chris wanted from life anymore, and that’s basically all that can be said about that. He was an unreal kid, and we’re going to miss that silly bastard more than he even knows.

"However, in the meantime (this is where the news gets exciting) we’re going to be jamming with an old friend that some of you may remember. His name is Ryan Juntilla, and he played drums with us for many years. He’s been kind enough to help us out over the next little while so we can continue writing, playing shows, and hopefully putting that new record into your fat little fingers."

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Withering Soul Recording New Album

Chicago extreme metal act Withering Soul has officially entered the studio to track the follow up to 2011's "No Closure." The new album has yet to be named, but is projected to see a release next year. The band has begun recording the drums with Chris Wisco at Belle City Sound.

Krystofer (guitarist) commented on the upcoming album: "We happen to have about 7-8 songs written that just require some minor revision and keyboard arrangements. The next album will definitely have much of the same feel as 'No Closure,' but with more solid song structure and a few new surprises. The music is very moody, dark and enigmatic at times, with sporadic bursts of aggression. As with our previous efforts, we plan to take our time in working on this album, yet at the same time, there will be a much quicker turn around on this release."

Withering Soul can also be seen performing at this years 5th annual Metal Mergence, Saturday, July 16, 2011 at Reggie's in Chicago. The festival is much like a heavy metal conference, featuring graphic artists, record label & booking reps, and live bands.

You can listen to Withering Soul's music by heading over to the band's official MySpace music profile.

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Miss May I Announces New Tour Dates

American deathcore act Miss May I has revealed the dates for its upcoming run supporting screamo rockers Pierce The Veil. Additional support on the trek is set to come from letlive, Woe Is Me and The Amity Affliction. You can check out the full list of dates, cities and venues below.

11/08 San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
11/09 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
11/10 Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues
11/11 Pomona, CA – The Glass House
11/12 San Diego, CA – Soma
11/13 Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Cafe
11/14 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theatre
11/16 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
11/18 Dallas, TX – The Door
11/19 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
11/20 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
11/21 New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
11/23 St Petersburg, FL – State Theatre
11/25 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
11/26 Orlando, FL – Club at Firestone
11/27 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
11/28 Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theater
11/29 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
11/30 Towson, MD – The Recher Theatre
12/01 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
12/02 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
12/03 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
12/04 Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock
12/06 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
12/07 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
12/08 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
12/09 Chicago, IL – The Bottom Lounge
12/10 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
12/12 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
12/13 Salt Lake City, UT – In the Venue
12/15 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
12/16 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre

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Periphery Performs New Song Live

New fan-filmed footage has made its way online featuring American progressive metal act Periphery performing a new song live. The track, which is titled "Face Palm Mute," is to be featured on the group's forthcoming full-length album which is currently in the writing process. You can check out the footage in the player below.

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Sahg Announces U.K. Tour Dates

Sahg, the Norwegian doom metal/hard rock outfit which includes Gorgoroth bassist King Ov Hell, has announced that it will be embarking on a headlining tour of the United Kingdom this November, where the band will be joined by British metal act Beholder.

The tour dates are as follows:

November 28 - London, England - Underworld
November 30 - Glasgow, Scotland - Classic Grand
December 1 - Bradford, England - Rios
December 2 - Hard Rock Hell Festival - Wales (Sahg only)

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Devin Townsend Posts "Soundwave Revolution" Teaser

Canadian metal mastermind Devin Townsend has posted a new teaser trailer online to promote his upcoming appearance on the "Soundwave Revolution" tour. The four date trek, which features over thirty bands in total, will begin in Brisbane on September 24, 2011. You can view the list of confirmed dates below.

09/24 Brisbane, QLD – Soundwave Revolution 2011
09/25 Sydney, NSW – Soundwave Revolution 2011
09/30 Melbourne, VIC – Soundwave Revolution 2011
10/01 Adelaide, SA – Soundwave Revolution 2011
10/03 Perth, WA – Soundwave Revolution 2011

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Slaves On Dope Releases New Music Video

Modern metal act Slaves On Dope has posted its latest music video online for streaming. You can check out the video for the song "No One To Blame" by using the player located below.

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Opeth Sonisphere Footage Available

DVD quality live footage featuring Swedish progressive metal heavyweights Opeth has made its way online. The footage was captured during the band's performance at the recent Sonisphere event in Knebworth, U.K. You can check out a clip of the band performing a track titled "The Lotus Eater" in the player provided below. You can also find more information on Opeth's upcoming tour dates over at this location.

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Boris Announces North American Tour Dates

Japanese stoner metal act Boris has revealed a large list of dates for its upcoming tour of North America. You can check out the full list of dates, cities and venues below.

10/07 San Luis Obispo, CA – SLO Brew
10/08 San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
10/10 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
10/11 Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
10/12 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
10/15 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
10/16 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
10/17 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
10/18 Madison, WI – Majestic Theater
10/19 Chicago, IL – Metro
10/20 Oberlin, OH – Dionysus Disco /Oberlin College
10/22 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
10/23 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
10/24 Montreal, QC – Cabaret du Mile End
10/25 Boston, MA – Royale Nightclub
10/27 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
10/28 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
10/29 Washington DC – Black Cat
10/30 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
11/01 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
11/02 Orlando, FL – Firestone Live
11/03 Tallahassee, FL – The Engine Room
11/07 Oklahoma City, OK – ACM-UCO
11/10 Tempe, AZ – The Clubhouse
11/11 San Diego, CA – The Casbah
11/12 Los Angeles, CA – EL Rey

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Sevendust Cancels Australian Shows

Although no reason has been revealed as of yet, Atlanta, Georgia based hard rock outfit Sevendust has announced that the band has been forced to pull out of its proposed Australian tour with Avenged Sevenfold. A statement posted on the group's official Facebook reads as follows:

"Unfortunately we will not be making the trip to Australia this time with A7X. We will be making plans to come back soon. So sorry for any inconvenience and look forward to our next tour there."

More details will be revealed as and when they become available.

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Fozzy Involved In Bus Accident

Fozzy, the band featuring World Wrestling Entertainment superstar Chris Jericho and Stuck Mojo guitarist Rich Ward, were involved in a road accident yesterday which left their bus wrecked. A Twitter message from Jericho reads:

"Last night as I was riding on the Anthrax bus, Fozzy's bus was in an accident. The band is OK, thank God, but the bus is trashed so we won't be able to play the show in Denmark tonight. Hamburg is still on for tomorrow. Its a miracle nobody got hurt, as the bus skidded on two wheels for 50 feet and the side door was completely torn off. Say a prayer for the boys and stay tuned for more info. Now I'm on a train from Aarhaus to Hamburg with nothing but a toothbrush and a pair of flip flops. Could be worse..."

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Upon A Burning Body Issues Update

Danny Leal, frontman for American deathcore outfit Upon A Burning Body, has posted the following update online.

"I’d like to be the first to let you know that we are heading into the studio to record our second record in September. We are so excited and we hope you are too! We will be playing a few shows in select cities on the way up to the studio, so keep a lookout [for those announcement.]

"We may be playing a song or two from the new record, so you don’t wanna miss being the first to hear these songs and be able to tell us first hand and in person what you think of them. We are taking a new approach to our songs and we know you will love it, so check online for new dates and make plans to come join us for a wild night. See you all soon!"

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August Burns Red Announces European Tour

The full list of bands and dates have been revealed for the 2011 "Eastpak Antidote" European tour. Bands featured on the bill include A Day To Remember, August Burns Red, The Ghost Inside and Living With Lions. You can check out the full list of confirmed dates, cities and venues below.

10/20 Hamburg, GER – Grosse Freiheit 36
10/21 Gothenburg, SWE – Brewhouse
10/22 Oslo, NOR – Rockefeller
10/24 Helsinki, FIN – Nostur
10/26 Stockholm, SWE – Arenan
10/27 Malmo, SWE – KB
10/28 Leipzig, GER – Werk 2
10/29 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinhalle
10/31 Paris, FRA – Le Bataclan
11/01 Toulouse, FRA – Le Bikini
11/02 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
11/03 Madrid, SPA – The Box
11/05 Montpellier, FRA – Le Rockstore
11/06 Milan, ITA – Magasini General
11/08 Wien, AUT – Gasometer
11/09 Munich, GER – Tonhalle
11/11 Tilburg, NET – 013
11/12 Brussels, BEL – AB
11/15 Manchester, UK – Academy
11/17 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
11/18 London, UK – The Forum

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Slipknot Footage From Sonisphere Posted Online

New DVD quality live footage from Slipknot's recent Sonisphere Festival appearance has made its way online. You can check out a clip of the band performing its track "Wait and Bleed" during the Knebworth Sonisphere event in the player below.

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Amenra Signs With Neurout Recordings

Belgium-based metal act Amenra has announced that it has signed on with Neurout Recordings. The deal comes in time for the band to release a forthcoming new full-length album "Mass V" through the label in the fall.

The band commented on the signing by saying:

"Since day one, and for a decade now, we found ourselves in a cold and lonely place. Until our paths crossed with the Neurot family. A warm embrace. We believe now we have found a place we can call our own, and with great pride. We sincerely see this as the opportunity for us to prove to the world that our being here on Earth, In time, will not go unnoticed, but will be well spent. Mass V. We will make it mean something, always and everywhere."

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Mustaine Expects New Megadeth Album In November

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone Music, Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine revealed that the group's forthcoming new album, "Th1rt3en" is expected to be released in November, as well as some other details regarding the tracklisting. An excerpt from the interview reads as follows:

Q: Does the album title have a deeper meaning besides being the group's 13th release?

A: "I was born on September 13th; this is my thirteenth record. It just seemed like it was the right thing to do to call it TH1RT3EN."

Q: What are some of the song titles?

A: "There's a title track, a couple of songs, there's 'Sudden Death', which was on the Guitar Hero game – that was extremely successful and garnered us another Grammy nomination. Then there was 'Never Dead', which came out for the Kunami video game Never Dead. The record itself will probably be coming out around November 1st."

Read the full article at Rolling Stone.

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