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Metal News for July 13, 2011

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33 news articles posted on this day.


Ocean Architecture Discusses Upcoming Debut Album

Tennessee's Ocean Architecture is currently hard at work on the band's debut full-length album "Animus," which is currently slated for a release later this Fall.

Bursting at the seams with style shifts and boasting influences from a huge array of sources, ranging from jazz to rock to death metal, the band has already released a teaser for the album with the demo song "Plato's Cave" (available for streaming here).

As work on "Animus" continues, the lads from Ocean Architecture corresponded with Metalunderground.com to give an update on the album's progress and discuss what's been going on with the band lately. They also talk about a life-changing Rush concert, the Nashville metal scene, and the concept behind the upcoming new album. More...

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Harvest Reveals Song From Upcoming Vinyl Release

After previously posting the song "Our Legacy" online, metalcore act Harvest and Lambgoat.com have unveiled a new track cut from the band’s upcoming 7 inch, "Years of Defiance. Years of Disgust."

The track, entitled "Death Is Not Enough," can be heard by heading over to this location. The track listing is as follows:

Years of Defiance

1. Our Legacy
2. Death is Not Enough

Years of Disgust

1. Torture Inhibition
2. Soul Burn More...

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The Quill Posts New Song Online

Gearing up for the release of the band's first studio album in close to five years, The Quill is giving fans one more chance to preview a song from the new album "Full Circle." Gun Shy Assassin is currently streaming the song "Pace that Kills." Get an exclusive first listen at this location.

The Quill also recently posted the title track for the album online, as well as a music video for the song "Black Star," which can be found here.

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Unearth's New Album Chart Positions Revealed

"Darkness in the Light," the latest studio album from Massachusetts metal heavyweights Unearth, landed at #72 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, #14 on the Billboard Top Independent Album chart, and #7 on the Billboard Top Hard Music Albums chart.

In addition, "Darkness in the Light" came in at #42 on Canada’s Top 200 chart, #5 on the Hard chart and #44 on the Digital Albums chart. Chart entries don’t stop here though, as "Darkness in the Light" hit the official German Album charts coming in at position #99 and also entered the Media Markt/Saturn charts in Germany coming in at position #68.

The album was released on July 5, 2011 by Metal Blade Records. In conjunction with the release, Unearth kicked off a summer's worth of tour dates that include a slot on this year's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Remaining dates are below.

07/13/2011 Idaho Center Amphitheatre – Boise, ID
07/15/2011 Cricket Wireless Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
07/16/2011 Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion – Albuquerque, NM
07/17/2011 Comfort Dental Amphitheatre – Denver, CO
07/18/2011 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS *Off Date w/ Suicide Silence, All Shall Perish
07/19/2011 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – St. Louis, MO
07/20/2011 Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
07/22/2011 Comcast Center – Boston, MA
07/23/2011 Parc Jean Drapeau – Montreal, QC
07/24/2011 The Comcast Theatre – Hartford, CT
07/25/2011 Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY *Off Date w/ All Shall Perish
07/26/2011 Club Texas – Auburn, ME *Off Date w/ Suicide Silence, All Shall Perish
07/27/2011 P.N.C. Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
07/29/2011 First Niagara Pavilion – Pittsburgh, PA
07/30/2011 Jiffy Lube Live – Washington, DC
07/31/2011 Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
08/02/2011 Verizon Wireless V. Beach Amphitheater – Virginia Beach, VA
08/03/2011 Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek – Raleigh, NC
08/04/2011 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH *Off Date w/ Suicide Silence, All Shall Perish
08/05/2011 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
08/06/2011 DTE Energy Music Theatre – Detroit, MI
08/07/2011 Verizon Wireless Music Center – Indianapolis, IN
08/09/2011 Zoo Amphitheatre – Oklahoma City, OK
08/10/2011 Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX
08/11/2011 New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, TN *Off Date w/ Suicide Silence, All Shall Perish
08/12/2011 Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
08/13/2011 1-800-Ask-Gary-Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
08/14/2011 Cruzan Amphitheater – West Palm Beach, FL

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Immolation Posts "A Glorious Epoch" Video

DecibelMagazine.com and Immolation have teamed up to premiere the brand new music video for the track “A Glorious Epoch,” which is taken from the band’s 2010 Nuclear Blast Records release, "Majesty and Decay." The video was directed by Tommy Jones and can be found by heading over here.

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Arsames Posts Teaser For Covers EP

Persian melodic death metal band Arsames will release a four-song EP called "Persian Death Metal Tribute to Warriors Of Metal" this summer. The EP includes covers of Amon Amarth, Kreator, Carcass and Sepultra. There will be a bonus track, "Testament of the King," on the album, which is remixed and remastered from the band's previous album, "Immortal Identity."

You can check a trailer of the EP here.

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Manowar To Headline Getaway Rock 2012

Late Friday night, Manowar bassist Joey DeMaio appeared onstage at this year’s Getaway Rock Festival in Gävle, Sweden and announced that Manowar will perform as next year’s festival headliners.

“The Swedish fans have won; their belief, shown by their non acceptance of false metal is the reason we will finally return.” said DeMaio after the announcement. “There was no compromise in their voices, nor in our resolve; we promised each other that it’s all or nothing. It is no secret that there was a war between promoters as to who would bring Manowar back to Sweden and finally give the fans what they want and Getaway won.”

“This is a major step for us and naturally we are honored that we could secure Manowar as headliners for Getaway Rock Festival 2012.” said festival organizer Tomas Gernberg. “Manowar have a strong and loyal following in Sweden, Scandinavia and all over the world. We are proud to be the ones to bring the band back to Sweden.”

“We played our last festival in Sweden in 1999 and we promised we would not return until we could give our fans what they deserve and next year that promise will be fulfilled. We vow to crack the earth with power and might,” said Joey DeMaio.

“This will be a show which no true metal warrior will want to miss. We are calling all Manowarriors not only from Scandinavia, but from all over the world to join us for earth-shattering, face-melting metal.” continues DeMaio, "The voice of the fans in Sweden has been heard, many other countries will also take heed and their voice too will be the reason Manowar will appear in their country next. There will be more news and surprises to be announced!"

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Century Finishes New Album

Pennsylvania's Century has completed work on the new album, titled "Red Giant." The follow-up to 2008's "Black Ocean" will be released on August 30th, 2011 by Prosthetic Records. The album was recorded by the band and mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound and features art by Cameron Gray.

Band mastermind Carson Slovak commented: "I'm very excited about this album. It represents an expansive shift from what Century has done in the past. This is the album I've always wanted to make."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Lobotomy
2. Synapse
3. Oak God
4. My Lexicon
5. Dry Bride
6. Painting Leprosy
7. In Hell
8. Threats
9. Obelisk
10. Iconoclast More...

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The Greenery Streaming New Song "Highest"

Long Beach's The Greenery has posted the track "Highest," from the band's debut full length, "Spit and Argue," through AmpMagazine.com. Check out the song by heading over to this location.

The "Spit and Argue" album will be available digitally, on CD, and LP through Prosthetic Records on July 19th, 20111.

The Greenery recorded "Spit and Argue" at BuzzBomb Studio in Orange, CA with Paul Miner (Terror, H2O, Death By Stereo). The band, which has several U.S. tours as well as appearances at New England Metal and Hardcore Fest and Jamboree Fest under its belts, will meet up with Such Gold later this week for a U.S. tour, which includes a stop at Southern California's Sound and Fury Festival.

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Arms Of The Sun Announces Debut Album Release

Lance Harvill of Arms of the Sun has issued the following announcement about the release of the band's debut album:

"After months of holding back our debut album, we are extremely excited and proud to announce the official release of the Arms of the Sun project. The record will be released July 19. The new website is live now, (here) and features pre-order discounts, a fan shirt-design contest, and more special announcements to come including our new bass player.

"We would like to thank everyone for their support and patience, and for all of the positive emails and feedback we have received about the music. We're really looking forward to getting out and playing the new album live and making some new friends."

The Arms of the Sun debut album artwork is also available for viewing after the jump. More...

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Gorod Streaming Entire "Transcendence" EP

French technical death metallers Gorod are currently streaming their new EP "Transcendence" through MetalSucks. The EP, which features three re-interpretations of old Gorod songs, a Cynic cover ("Textures") and a brand new 15-minute epic, was previously available only at a gig the band played in Paris, France this past Spring.

You can stream the entire "Transcendence" EP by navigating over to this location.

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Mausoleum Announces First Live Show

Mausoleum has issued the following announcement about performing the band's first live show:

"After 10 years as a band, Mausoleum will finally be playing their first show ever! Brooklyn, New York Friday September 16th Signature Riff presents Drawn and Quartered, Mausoleum, Death Sick and Mutant Supremacy. St. Vitus Bar 1120 Manhattan Ave Brooklyn NY Doors Open @ 7pm Admission $12 21+"

Mausoleum will also be releasing the upcoming new album "Back From the Funeral" through Razorback Recordings in late Summer/early Fall.

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Rise To Remain Video Interview Available

A backstage Sonisphere video interview with Rise To Remain, conducted by Gigs and Festivals, has been posted online and can now be viewed below.

Rise to Remain's debut album "City of Vultures" is set for release on September 5th, 2011. The track listing is as follows:

1. Intro
2. The Serpent
3. This Day is Mine
4. City of Vultures
5. Talking in Whispers
6. God Can Bleed
7. Power Through Fear
8. Nothing Left
9. We Will Last Forever
10. Illusions
11. Roads
12. Bridges Will Burn

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Hypno5e Posts Adelaide Footage

French act Hypno5e has posted footage online from the band's performance in Adelaide. You can check out the video in the player below.

The band also has the following upcoming Cuban tour dates with Mumakil:

Aug. 19 La Habana, Cuba Maxim Rock
Aug. 21 Pinar Del Rio, Cuba TBA
Aug. 23 Matanzas, Cuba TBA
Aug. 24 Santa Clara, Cuba TBA
Aug. 26 Camaguey, Cuba TBA
Aug. 28 La Habana, Cuba Maxim Rock

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Megadeth Performs New Song At Sonisphere

New fan-filmed footage has made its way online featuring thrash veterans Megadeth performing a new song titled "Public Enemy No. 1." The footage was captured during the group's set at the recent Sonisphere event in Amnéville, France. You can check out the clip in the player located below.

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Aurvandil Streaming Song From New Album

French black metal act Aurvandil is currently streaming a song online from the band's new album "Yearning." You can check out the song "End of an Age" through Gun Shy Assassin by heading over to this location.

"Yearning" is available now, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Yearning - Prelude
2. End of an age
3. Reign of ice I
4. A guide to northern scape
5. Walking - Interlude
6. I summon scorn
7. Reign of ice II
8. Gylfi's journey
9. Reaching - Finale

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Pentagram Reveals Live DVD Details

Heavy metal veterans Pentagram have announced that they will be releasing a new live concert DVD. The all-new set, titled "When The Screams Come," has been set for an August 30, 2011 release date through Metal Blade Records. The DVD was filmed during the band's May 30th appearance at the annual "Maryland Deathfest." You can check out the track listing for the DVD below.

1. Day Of Reckoning
2. Forever My Queen
3. Ask No More
4. Run My Course
5. You’re Lost, I’m Free
6. Review Your Choices
7. Petrified
8. Relentless
9. All Your Sins
10. 20 Buck Spin
11. Sign Of The Wolf
12. When The Screams Come

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Mastodon Posts "The Hunter" Trailer

Mastodon has posted a trailer online for the band's upcoming new album "The Hunter." You can check out the trailer in the clip below, which contains a portion of the song "Black Tongue."

You can also view the cover artwork for the new album "The Hunter" by navigating over to this location.

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Ex-Queens Of The Stone Age Bassist Fights Police

TMZ.com is reporting that former Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri (also in Kyuss Lives!, formerly of Kyuss) was involved in a standoff with Los Angeles area SWAT officers on the evening of July 12, 2011 at his personal residence.

Cops were called to the home of 39-year-old Nick Oliveri after a neighbor called 911 to report a domestic disturbance between the man and his girlfriend. The girlfriend, who was unnamed, told police the rocker struck her during an argument the day before and she had come back to the home to collect her stuff so she could move out. That's when the two got into another heated argument and the former Queens of the Stone Age bassist had locked themselves inside the duplex. When cops arrived, Oliveri refused to allow cops inside the residence and would not let his girlfriend leave.

A SWAT team was then called to the home and a standoff ensued. After two hours, Nick finally agreed to let his girlfriend leave the apartment and two hours later finally giving himself up without further incident. When police searched the residence they found one high powered rifle which was fully loaded.

Oliveri was booked on felony domestic violence. He has since been released after posting $100,000 bail.

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Impiety Comments On Splitting With Drummer

Impiety recently announced the recruitment of new drummer Dizazter. The band has now issued the follwoing statement about parting ways with former drummer Atum:

"Shyaithan and Impiety announces a line up shuffle this year, and this done so that logistically it may prove better for the band and it's continuous progress to wreak more chaos and carnage across this godforsaken globe, one we all call Planet Earth. It was never an easy decision to let Atum go but after much consideration it had to be done.

"Here is Atum's closing statement: 'After 10 months of hard work, worldwide touring and skullfucking recordings, i'm here to communicate my departure from Impiety. The recent events made me and Shyaithan come to the conclusion that our musical paths are taking different directions, so we decided to split in order to maintain a good friendship and keep in contact to support each other's career, which we are already doing. I'll keep working restlessly with Music as always, we're just done recording the new album with Divine Codex so stay true and keep supporting true Music. My Best wishes to Shyaithan and Impiety.'

"Impiety extends it's gratification to this brilliant drummer and thanks Atum for the greatest of times spent together rehearsing, recording as well as executing 10 hellish concerts together. Irreplaceable would be these greatest memories and achievements of Atum in Impiety and it shall continue to live on. We wish Atum every success with his main band Divine Codex and all future projects/bands he will work with. Despite different career paths now, we shall remain in close contact and support his every effort and endeavour being one of the best drummers and greatest komrade we've known. ALL HAIL ATUM!"

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Welicoruss Finishes Recording New Single

Russian metal act Welicoruss has announced the band is finishing up work on the new single "Kharnha." The band recorded three new songs for the single, which are currently being mixed by Ilya Chursin at Tonhammer Studio.

Additional details on the new single's track listing and release date will be announced as they are made available.

Welicoruss also recently announced the recruitment of a new keyboardist and bass guitarist. The statement from the band can be found at this location.

You can also check out sample Welicoruss tracks available for streaming online by heading over to the band's official MySpace music profile.

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Armed For Apocalypse Performs New Song Live

New live concert footage featuring Armed For Apocalypse performing a new song for the first time has made its way online. You can check out the band playing the song "The Void" in the player below.

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Staind Releases Official New Single

American hard rockers Staind have posted the first official single online taken from their upcoming new album. The album, which is a self-titled affair, will feature 10 all-new tracks from the band and is set for a September 13, 2011 release through Atlantic/Flip Records. You can check out a lyric video for "Not Again" in the player provided below.

The track listing for "Staind" is as follows;
1. Not Again
2. Eyes Wide Open
3. Failing
4. Wannabe
5. Throw It All Away
6. Now
7. The Bottom
8. Take a Breath
9. Paper Wings
10. Something To Remind You

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Morbid Angel Raising Money For Pete Sandoval

Morbid Angel has issued the following announcement about selling a new t-shirt on tour to raise money for the medical bills of drummer Pete Sandoval (who underwent back surgery in 2010):

"World Management and Morbid Angel would like to announce that we will be carrying a Pete Comando Sandoval T shirt on upcoming tours. This shirt is to help raise money for Pete Sandoval and his extensive Medical Bills.

"As many of you know Pete has had a back operation and is still in long term recovery. We plan to sell this shirt at all of the band's touring and 100% of all the profit will go to Pete directly. There have been many false rumors regarding Pete's condition and we all wish him a full recovery as he is still and always will be part of our family."

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Trivium Posts "In Waves" Rehearsal Video Online

American modern metal act Trivium has released a live rehearsal video for the title track of its forthcoming new album "In Waves." The clip was directed by Ramon Boutviseth who is known for his work with Dream Theater and All That Remains. The new album, titled "In Waves," is set to arrive in stores on August 6, 2011 through Roadrunner Records. You can check out the rehearsal below.

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Rwake Posts "Rest" Cover Artwork

The cover art for Rwake's forthcoming album and follow-up to 2007's "Voices of Omens," titled "Rest," can be seen now below. Rwake recorded "Rest" at Engine Studios in Chicago, IL with noted engineer Sanford Parker. The album will see its North American release on September 27th on CD, digital, as well as pressed on olive green and 180 gram black vinyl.

Rwake also recently saw the re-issue of the 2002 release "Hell Is A Door To The Sun" this past March. The long out of print album has been re-mixed by Sanford Parker, re-mastered, and re-packaged to include new artwork, photography, and liner notes from the band.

The band has confirmed a hometown show at Downtown Music Hall in Little Rock, AR for later this month. Additional tour plans will be announced soon.

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Astral Doors Reveals European Tour Details

Astral Doors has announced Daniel Bergstrand will be mixing the upcoming new album "Jerusalem," with a release date expected in October. In the mean time, the band also has a string of upcoming European festival appearances and tour dates. Details are available below.

16.07.2011 Bang Your Head, Balingen, Germany
30.07.2011 Headbangers Open Air, Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany

The Desert Forces of Rock Tour 2011:

15.10.2011 - Frankfurt - Germany - Musikkeller
16.10.2011 - Karlsruhe - Germany - Stadtmitte
17.10.2011 - Ingolstadt - Germany - Cafe Zentral
18.10.2011 - Wien - Austria - Viper Room
20.10.2011 - Salzburg - Austria - Club b.lack
21.10.2011 - München - Germany - Garage Delüx
22.10.2011 - Winterthur - Switzerland - Gaswerk
23.10.2011 - Geiselwind - Germany - Strohofer
24.10.2011 - Dresden - Germany - Puskin Club
26.10.2011 - Hamburg - Germany - Logo
27.10.2011 - Berlin - Germany - K17
28.10.2011 - Osnabrück - Germany - Ballroom
29.10.2011 - T.B.A
30.10.2011 - Tongeren - Belgium - Rockstage

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Fuck The Facts Announces U.S. Shows

Fuck the Facts has announced a string of East Coast U.S. tour dates for later this month. The details are as follows:

July 18 - Burlington, VT @ 242 Main w/ Touch Amore, Meek Is Murder
July 19 - Providence, RI @ Firehouse 13 w/ Meek Murder
July 20 - Boston, MA @ PT 109 w/ Meek Is Murder
July 21 - Wilmington, DE @ Mojo 13 w/ Meek is Murder
July 22 - Fredericksburg, VA @ Horseshoes & Hand Grenades
July 23 - Raleigh, NC @ King's Barcade
July 24 - Atlanta, GA @ 529 Bar
July 25 - Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone
July 26 - Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar Tavern
July 27 - Hartford, CT @ Whitney House

Fuck the Facts is also currently working on an upcoming album to be titled "Die Miserable." Details on the album will be announced as they are made available.

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Infinita Symphonia Reveals New Album Drop Date

Symphonic metal act Infinita Symphonia recently signed a deal with Scarlet Records for the release of "A Mind's Chronicle." The band has now announced the official release date for the album is set for July 25th, 2011. Pre-orders will be available starting next week through the band's official website.

The album features special guest appearances by Tim "Ripper" Owens and Fabio Lione. It was recorded and mixed at Outer Sound Studios in Rome, Italy, by Giuseppe Orlando and mastered at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland, by Mika Jussila. A teaser for the album is available below.

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Shadowside Announces New Album Release Date

After previously postponing the release date for the new album "Inner Monster Out," Brazilian female-fronted heavy metal act Shadowside has announced the album will drop digitally on August 30th via SHP Records, with a retail CD and vinyl release planned for later in the summer.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Gag Order
2. Angel with Horns
3. Habitchual
4. In the Name of Love
5. Inner Monster Out (featuring Björn "Speed" Strid, Mikael Stanne, and Niklas Isfeldt)
6. I'm Your Mind
7. My Disrupted Reality
8. A Smile Upon Death
9. Whatever Our Fortune
10. A.D.D.
11. Waste of Life

Audio samples of the tracks "Angel with Horns," "Gag Order," "Waste of Life," and "Habitchual" can be heard on the band's official ReverbNation page at this location.

"Inner Monster Out" was produced, mixed, and mastered at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden by Fredrik Nordström (Arch Enemy, At The Gates, Bring Me The Horizon, In Flames), and features guest vocals from the likes of Björn "Speed" Strid (Soilwork), Mikael Stanne (Dark Tranquility), and Niklas Isfeldt (Dream Evil).

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Heavenwood Uploads More Release Show Videos

Portugal's Heavenwood has posted more footage online from the band's "Abyss Masterpiece" release show, which can be viewed below and after the jump. Heavenwood also commented on the show:

"We would like to thank to all the Heavenwood fans and friends who sold out (overcrowded venue) the 'Abyss Masterpiece' release show at Hard Club (Mercado Ferreira Borges - OPorto) last Saturday night 09.07.2011. We do hope the aprox. extra 150 fans that couldn't enter on the venue, due to security and capacity, understood this situation and we do promise to play again in Oporto as soon as possible!"


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In Mourning Bassist To Miss Devilstone Open Air

Sweden's In Mourning has issued the following announcement about bassist Pierre Stam missing the band's upcoming performance at the Devilstone Open Air festival:

"Pierre is unable to participate in our gig at the Devilstone Open Air Festival in Lithuania this Saturday!

"With us handling the bass on this gig is our good friend Emil Wärmedal from Swedish melodic death metal band Tempory! Also the gig is moved from Friday to Saturday! See you all in Lithuania soon!"

In Mourning also recently announced it is working on a follow-up to the 2010 release "Monolith." Details on the new album will be released as they become available. In the mean time, you can check out the band's music by heading over to the In Mourning MySpace page.

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Weedeater Releases "Mancoon/Turkey Warlock" Video

Weedeater has premiered a new music video online for "Mancoon/Turkey Warlock," which is from the band's recent album "Jason... The Dragon," through Brooklyn Vegan. The video clip was directed by David Brodsky and can be viewed here.

You can also check out Weedeater's previous statement about working on the music video by heading over to this location.

The "Jason... The Dragon" track listing is as follows:

1. The Great Unfurling
2. Hammerhandle
3. Mancoon
4. Turkey Warlock
5. Jason... The Dragon
6. Palms and Opium
7. Long Gone
8. March of the Bipolar Bear
9. Homecoming
10. Whiskey Creek

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