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Metal News for July 23, 2011

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Sevendust Brings The Heat To Nashville

Sevendust coming to Nashville is a rarity, despite the show with Disturbed and Korn at the beginning of the year. If you’re keen on Sevendust history, you’d know that lead vocalist Lajon Witherspoon is Nashville-born. However, in 2002, his brother Reginald was shot and killed here, and the band had been reluctant to play many shows here throughout the last decade. It seems things are a bit more relaxed in the Sevendust camp these days, and Nashville opened her arms to welcome them back again.

There’s a general rule of thumb on lines for shows. For a major band, the line will double in length every twenty minutes about an hour before the doors open. For The Cannery Ballroom on the 21st, that line stretched out quite a ways as fans lined up to get in. Sevendust had brought tour-mates Adelitas Way, Seven Day Sonnet, and Violence To Vegas. It was to be a packed show in a hotbox of a venue. More...

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Krallice Releases Free Orphan Tribute EP

Krallice has released a free EP of Orphan cover songs in tribute to Brendan Majewski. Profound Lore Records issued the following announcement about the release:

"Krallice just released a three-song Orphan covers EP (entitled 'Orphan Of Sickness') for download. This is Krallice's tribute to Orphan bassist Brendan Majewski who tragically passed away earlier this year, this past Jan. Go here to download the EP for free. It absolutely crushes."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Big Black Hog
2. Fetus in Fetu
3. Boat Driver

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The Atlas Moth Reveals New Album Details

Psychedelic sludge/post metal band The Atlas Moth has completed the follow-up full-length to the band's 2009 debut “A Glorified Piece Of Blue Sky,” which is entitled “An Ache For The Distance."

The album was produced by guitarist/keyboardist Andrew Ragin, mastered/co-mixed by guitar legend James Murphy, and is set to be officially released on 9.20.11.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Coffin Varnish
2. Perpetual Generations
3. Holes In The Desert
4. Gemini
5. An Ache For The Distance
6. 25s And The Royal Blues
7. Courage
8. Your Calm Waters
9. Horse Thieves

You can also listen to an MP3 of the track "Coffin Varnish" by clicking here.

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Revoker Video Interview Available

Onslaught Radio has posted a video interview online with Chris Green from Revoker, which was conducted at Sonisphere 2011 in Knebworth, U.K. The clip is available below.

Revoker was performing in support of the new album "Revenge for the Ruthless." The track listing is as follows:

1. Time To Die
2. Stay Down
3. Psychoville
4. All Rise
5. Hate Inside
6. Thief
7. Cold Embrace
8. The Great Pretender
9. Nature Of The Beast
10. Don't Want It
11. Not Be Moved
12. Born To Be An Outlaw

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Opeth's Greek Show Footage Available

Fan-filmed footage has been posted online (courtesy of Youtube user BOBBYDICK79) of Swedish progressive death metal band Opeth performing live in Greece. You can check out the first clip below, and find the rest after the jump.

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Megadeth, Unearth, Kingdom of Sorrow Slay Mayhem

The heatwave scorching the U.S. has been following the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival from shed to shed and leaned on Boston hard as the mercury hit 105 on the Comcast Center tarmac in Mansfield, Mass.

But that didn't stop me and 15,000 or so fellow headbangers from slipping on our black T-shirts and standing in the blistering sun for 10 hours to get our fill of the biggest metal tour of the summer.

Most people in Boston were in the shade, a pool, the beach or some sort of air conditioned locale, but legions of soaked fans stood on the red-hot concrete for hours watching their favorite bands pay them back in spades.

As if it weren't painful enough to just be outside, the Boston crowd didn't disappoint the bands as pit after massive pit opened up across the venue. By the time Jamey Jasta, Kirk Windstein and the rest of Kingdom of Sorrow ripped into "Enlightened to Extinction," the outdoor stage area was a sea of sweaty, swirling, sunburned bodies. With security hosing down the masses, Windstein was a riff machine and Jasta - one of the hardest working dudes in metal - was on point, as usual. More...

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Bands React To Tragedy In Norway

News has been circulating since yesterday of a terrorist attack in Norway on a youth camp along with a bombing, which has left at least 80 people dead. News reports have identified Anders Behring Breivik as the police's main suspect, and have cited his extreme right wing Christian views as a possible motivation for the attacks.

Several bands have since reacted to the news, with Bison B.C. stating:

"Our thoughts go out to our Norwegian brothers and sisters and to their friends and families. We hope you are all safe and well. Our condolences to those affected by the senseless actions. Glad to hear that our old tour mates and friends in Kvelertak where not in Olso when the attacks occurred. XOXO."

Defect Designer also added, "Words 'Norway' and 'Terrorism'... we did not think they can be used in same sentence. As we live in Russia, we understand you.. Hold on..."

Eternal Gray stated via a Facebook post, "To all our friends in Norway, we are sorry for your loss. Sometimes it's just so hard to believe this beast came from within us, human-kind. Inconceivable. Be strong, we send you our condolences."

Norwegian act Leprous added, "We would like to express our deepest sympathy with everyone involved in yesterdays shocking events in our hometown, Oslo. This is a day for unity, compassion and grief."

Arch Enemy's Facebook page included the following status update: "Watching the news with heavy hearts. Our thoughts are with our brothers and sisters in Norway. What a horrifying attack. It is hard to believe what happened :-("

An update from Iced Earth also stated, "Our hearts go out to the people of Norway. The loss of life is horrific, nearly too much to contemplate. (After killing seven people in a bomb blast, a lone gunman killed over 80 people, some as young as 16, in a summer youth camp.) Please join us in sending prayers, positive thoughts, and sincere condolences to the friends and family members affected by this tragedy."

Enslaved commented: "Our deepest condolences and thoughts go out to everybody touched by the fathomless tragedy that struck Norway yesterday. This is indeed a day for afterthought."

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Massive Assault Uploads More Live Clips

Dutch act Massive Assault has uploaded additional footage from the band's performance at a Hail of Bullets album release show. You can check out clips of Massive Assault playing "The Rival Believers," "Weigh Up," and "OSDM" below.

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Dave Mustaine Hints at More Big 4 U.S. Shows

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine says if there will be any more Big 4 shows in the U.S. beyond the ones scheduled, it'll be up to Metallica.

Speaking with Metalunderground.com yesterday backstage at the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival in Boston, Mustaine hinted that more dates could be on tap.

“I'm hoping that after we do the New York trek . . . we'll come back and do some more dates in the states," he said. “It's totally possible. Is it realistic right now? No. I think you'll have to ask the boys in Metallica about that. I think it's pretty obvious for the three of us that it's a good opportunity for us to play with Metallica."

Mustaine raved about the European shows and said he got along great on-stage with his former band, including once being asked by Kirk Hammett to play the solo during a cover of Diamond Head's "Helpless."

“The bands got along really good. Ticket sales were incredible," Mustaine said. “We planted our flag on top of the planet. If anyone doubted the four of us were the biggest bands in the world, we removed all that doubt.”

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Requiem Announces Festival Appearances

Switzerland's Requiem has revealed the band's new upcoming European live shows and festival appearances. The currently announced dates are as follows:

10.09.2011 Meh Suff! Metal Festival – Hüttikon (CH) with Vital Remains, Legion Of The Damned, Gorgoroth, Marduk
01.10.2011 Graffiti – Bern (CH)
29.10.2011 Not Dead Yet Fest 6 / Das Haus – Ludwigshafen (GER)
04.11.2011 Roots Club – Mönchengladbach (GER)
05.11.2011 TBA - NRW (GER)
11.11.2011 Ear Terror Festival – Emden (GER)
12.11.2011 Insano Festival / Hellraiser – Leipzig (GER) with Enthroned, Destruction
21.01.2011 Club Zentral - Stuttgart (GER)
03.02.2012 Dynamo / Werk 21 – Zürich (CH)

Requiem is touring in support of the band's latest album "Within Darkened Disorder." You can check out the cover artwork below. More...

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Unsun Cancels Chinese Tour

After previously announcing a run of Chinese tour dates, Unsun has now checked in with the following update about the show being cancelled:

"Dear Fans! We've just got the message from our promoter (Xoundforce Music-Nike Pan) in China that due to some sports events in China: 'All the shows and concerts within Foreigners groups and teams are not allowed.' As he said next, 'We are very frustrated about this stupid act again to stop all our schedules now So we have to postpone the tour until September or October.'

"We are very sorry as well and didn't expected something like that but we're hoping to make a tour there in near time again. Wet kisses for all of you maniacs!"

Details on any rescheduled tour dates will announced as they are made available.

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