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Metal News for July 6, 2012

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39 news articles posted on this day.

Cro-Mags Bassist Stabbed By Former Member

According to BoweryBoogie.com, a hardcore show featuring Sick of it All, Cro-Mags and Vision Of Disorder, had to be cancelled tonight when Harley Flanagan, founding (and former) bass player of the Cro-Mags, reportedly entered the VIP Lounge with a knife and stabbed current Cro-Mags bassist Mike Couls in the chest. An excerpt of events reads as follows:

"Cops quickly appeared and took him away in cuffs. Not before he had already stabbed some dude in the chest (said victim left the scene with a bandage over the wound). Because of the violence the rest of the show was canceled. The remaining bands promised to reschedule the show. To be fair, Webster Hall security contained the situation professionally. Lots of drunken, pissed off hardcore fans were on edge after the cops shut down the show, but the scene was cleared without further incident."

Read the full article at BoweryBoogie.com.

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Jucifer Announces More Tour Dates

Jucifer, the Alternative Tentacles recording artist that is "always on tour," has posted a series of tour dates in the U.S. and Canada. The band has also set up a page on Pay It Square where it is soliciting funds to get its vehicle's engine fixed and also to help with recording costs of its next album, which it hopes to release in late 2012. You can head over to the Nomadic Fortress Fund page here.

07/12/2012 Cafe 611 Frederick, MD
07/13/2012 The Reverb Reading, PA
07/14/2012 The Boneyard Atlantic City, NJ
07/15/2012 Mojo 13 Wilmington, DE
07/16/2012 Kung Fu Necktie Philadelphia, PA
07/19/2012 Asbury Lanes Asbury Park, NJ
07/22/2012 The Acheron Bushwick, NY
07/26/2012 Cherry Street Station Wallingford, CT
07/27/2012 The Elevens Northampton, MA
07/28/2012 AS220 Providence, RI
08/03/2012 Geno's Portland, ME
08/16/2012 The Garrison Toronto, ON, Canada
08/30/2012 Reggie's Chicago, IL
08/31/2012 Cactus Club Milwaukee, WI
09/01/2012 The Frequency Madison, WI
09/02/2012 JB's Speakeasy La Crosse, WI
09/07/2012 TBA Winnipeg, MB, Canada
09/16/2012 Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Fister Posts Tour Dates

Fister has posted a series of show dates for the next week in the central U.S. You may recall Fister as being the St. Louis sludge band that has formed a cult of Charles Bronson, whom they believe became the ruler of music from the underworld when he died and blew the devil away with a .44. The guys from Fister channel him through their music and songs such as "Deaf Wish." After the tour dates is the track "Mazda of Puppets," which is not a cover of a well known song.

July 6th at Black Sheep Cafe with Anodes, Bear Trap, and Flamingo Springfield, IL
July 7th at Mr. Roberts with The Body Thief and Order of The Jackal Madison, WI
July 8th at Medusa with Myrrh, Blue Ox, and Ashen Minneapolis, MN
July 9th at The Old Emperor Warehouse Chicago, IL
July 10th at Ace of Cups with Artillery Breath and Tank Destroyer Columbus, OH
July 11th at The Bearcave with Hedorah, Failed, and Discerned Detroit, MI
July 12th at The Malebox (house show/keg party) with Root Soother, Hard Candy Hearts, Applecore Bloomington, IN
July 13th at Fubar with Sine Nomine and The Vanguard Party Saint Louis, MO

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Blake Judd Discusses New Album "Silencing Machine"

Two years after "Assassins: Black Meddle Part II" (reviewed here), U.S. act Nachtmystium is shedding much of the psychedelic and experimental vibes from the previous two albums to bring back the harsh black metal sound for impending release "Silencing Machine."

The new album hits North America at the end of July, which will be preceded by a short run of live shows and a stop at the Gathering of Shadows fest. While the group gears up for the impending festivities, Nachtmystium front man Blake Judd took out some time to check in with us and discuss the new album. Check out the full interview below to see what Blake had to say about the changing sound on this new release, the guest musicians present on the album, and his distaste for the band Ghost. More...

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All Else Fails Posts New Breaking Acclaim Episode

Episode 2 of Breaking Acclaim, the new web show from All Else Fails, is now streaming through Blank TV. Check out the video clip below. Breaking Acclaim is a spinoff of the band's first web series "Studio Space," where the AEF chronicled studio and tour adventures for fans. You can also watch the previously posted first episode in the series at this location.

In additional news, All Else Fails announced new drummer Shane Tym to line up after the departure of Tom Wolf. “I’m super pumped to be a part of such a wicked band with such great (and kinda weird) dudes, and am really looking forward to creating some sexy sexy music together!’ says new drummer Shane Tym. More...

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Masachist Finishes New Album

Polish death metal squad Masachist has just completed work on a second full-length, "Scorned." The follow-up to the band's 2009 released "Death March Fury" was recorded in mid-2011 at Monroe Sound Studio, with final production touches taken care by guitarist Aro. Featuring nine brutal and intricate songs, "Scorned" will be released worldwide by Selfmadegod Records on September 3rd, 2012.

Masachist's leader Thrufel comments on the album: "I'm really glad that after a long silence I can finally give you some details regarding our much anticipated new album. Scorned is 40 minutes of your agony, another relentless death march. You could say that the new album is a natural evolution of our style. This time the songs are much more demanding than those heard on our previous one, while still retaining their primal brutality. Yes, we are still playing 100% Death Metal Kurwa Maæ!"

The album's cover art and album details for Scorned will be revealed in the weeks ahead. For now, hear the opening track, the punishing "The Process of Elimination," in the player below. More...

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Affector Posts Guitar Playthrough Clip

International progressive rock/metal act Affector released debut album "Harmagedon" earlier this year via InsideOut Music. In support of the new album, Affector has launched a guitar play-through video with guitarist Daniel Fries performing the song "Overture Pt. 2: Prologue." Check out the clip below.

"Harmagedon" was mixed and mastered at The Mouse House in Los Angeles by Rich Mouser [Spock's Beard/Transatlantic/Neal Morse]. The album also showcases four very special guests on keyboards: Alex Argento, Neal Morse [Transatlantic/Flying Colors], Jordan Rudess [Dream Theater], and Derek Sherinian [Planet X/Black Country Communion]. Also featured on the album is the Polish orchestra Sinfonietta Consonus.


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Darkness By Oath Announces North American Release

Spain's Darkness By Oath is set to finally release latest album, "Near Death Experience," in North America on August 14th through Metal Blade Records. The Gothenburg-inspired metal act released the album in March on Cyclone Empire Records in Europe and shot a video for the track, "In An Obscure Eternity." Fans can view the video and order the album now at this location.

Darkness By Oath finished third album "Near Death Experience" in November 2011. The album was recorded and mixed by Tristan Iñiguez in Auryn Studios. It contains 11 tracks and including guest appearances by Anders Björler (At the Gates, The Haunted) and Mario Illiopoulos (Nightrage).

You can also catch the band live on the following dates:

09/22 Girona, Spain SALT - Girona Metal Fest
10/27 Vigo, Spain Hangar 77 More...

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Looking For An Answer Kicking Off European Tour

Spain's Looking For An Answer is kicking off a European tour tonight that runs through July 22nd. The dates for the impending run are as follows:

July 6 San Sebastian, Spain Sala Mogambo
July 7 Bordeaux, France Heretic Club
July 8 Fleurey Les Faverney, France Private Funeral
July 9 Antwerp, Belgium De Rots
July 10 Leiden, Holland Sub071
July 11 Hamburg, Germany Hafenklang
July 12 Berlin, Germany Butcherroom in the Orwohaus
July 13 Dresden, Germany Wums
July 14 Trutnov, Czech Rep. Obscene Extreme Fest
July 15 Ljubljana, Slovenia Gromka Club
July 16 Milan, Italy Lo-Fi
July 17 Turin, Italy CSA Murazzi
July 18 Geneva, Switzerland La Graviere
July 19 Marseille, France Enthropy
July 20 Toulouse, France Pavillons Sauvages
July 21 Barcelona, Spain Estraperlo Club
July 22 Madrid, Spain Rock Palace More...

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Us, From Outside Announces New Tour Dates

Us, From Outside has issued the following announcement about upcoming U.S. tour dates in August:

"We would like to announce we will be heading out on the Drink Yourself To Sleep Tour in August with City Lights and We Are Defiance. We would love to see many new faces on this tour! More dates we will be announced shortly!"

August 3rd - Houston, TX @ M.I.C.
August 4th - New Braunfels, TX @ Harmony Sweet
August 6th - El Paso, TX @ Lips Lounge
August 7th - Roswell, NM @ The Unity Center
August 8th - Mesa, AZ @ The Underground
August 10th - Canoga Park, CA @ The Cobalt Cafe
August 11th - Fullerton, CA @ The Anchor
August 15th - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
August 16th - Sumner, WA @ The Venue
August 18th - Ogden, UT @ The Basement
August 21st - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
August 22nd - La Crosse, WI @ The Warehouse
August 23rd - Barrington, IL @ Penny Road Pub
August 24th - Newburgh, IN @ Fuel
August 25th - Fremont, MI @ Dogwood Performing Arts Center
August 26th - Painesville, OH @ Scores Fun Center
August 27th - Pittsburgh, PA @ Edinboro Campus Events Center
August 28th - Harrison, NJ @ American Legion Post 282
August 29th - Richmond, VA @ Kingdom
August 30th - Spartanburg, SC @ Groundzero
August 31st - Jacksonville Beach, FL Blues Rock Cafe

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To-Mera Unveils New Album Artwork

Female-fronted prog metal act To-Mera has revealed that the band's new album will be titled "Exile." The band has also now unveiled the cover artwork for the release, which can be viewed below. According to a recent statement posted online, the album is currently in the mixing process, which will be finished by the end of the week. Further details on the release of "Exile" will be announced as they are made available.

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Baroness Posts More Behind The Scenes Footage

Baroness take fans behind-the-scenes with a new third video clip focused on the recording session from the band's impending release of "Yellow & Green" (Relapse, July 17th). Check out the clip below. Baroness is currently in Europe for a seven-week tour, with full dates available after the jump.


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Auroboros Streaming New Release

Auroboros, which features Brian Blickle on guitar/vocals (formerly of Baroness) and Rob Moore on bass (formerly of Salome), has posted the band's debut self-titled release online. The release can be heard via bandcamp or in the player below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Binary Canticle
2. American Necromancy
3. Bridal Spear
4. Tired Grip More...

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Unearthly Trance Breaking Up

U.S. act Unearthly Trance has checked in with the following statement about officially deciding to call it a day:

"2000-2012: Unearthly Trance has broken up. We have decided it was the right time and this time it is for real. Thanks to all the people around the world who have supported us in any way.

"All 3 of us will be still creating heavy doom with Serpentine Path with Tim Bagshaw. Ryan will continue on in a new project as well his blackend metal band w/Tim called The Howling Wind... and Darren also has a new project with our friend Eddie Ortiz called The Sheltering Sky.

"We will update this page with any info of new projects that any of do in the future. Thanks again everyone!" More...

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Textures To Headline Silence Festival III

Nepal's Silence Festival III is in the planning stages, which will be held on October 13th Saturday, 2012. So far, five international bands and two local acts have been confirmed. Dutch progressive metal band Textures has been announced as the headliner.

Here are the details so far:

Venue: Jawalakhel Football Ground, Kathmandu, Nepal.

For Booking RSVP to: +977 01 4437486, +977 9851118866, +977 9841873912.

Textures (Headliner) from Holland
Jindabaad from Nepal (Art Rock)
Almost Human from Switzerland (Metal)
Freak Kitchen from Sweden (Progressive Metal)
Near Death Condition from Switzerland (Death Metal)
4 Dead in 5 Seconds from Australia (Melodic Death Metal)
Rage Hybrid from Nepal (Metalcore)

Ticket pricees are Rs.500 for the early bird and Rs.600 at the gate. Ticket availability will be announced soon.

For more info, visit Silence Festival’s Facebook Page here.

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Ender Releases New Lyric Video

New Jersey metalcore act Ender has posted a new lyric video online. Check out the clip for "SMD" in the player below. "SMD" will be appearing on Ender's upcoming 2012 album "Descolada." To hear more from Ender, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.

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Fozzy Streaming New Song

Fozzy has teamed up with Revolver Magazine to premiere "Sandpaper," the lead single off the band's new album, "Sin and Bones." The single features guest vocals by M Shadows, and will be available for purchase July 17th on iTunes. "Sin and Bones" will be released August 14th on Century Media Records.

"Sandpaper" can be heard at this location. The following press release was issued about the album:

"The brainchild of WWE superstar Chris Jericho and Stuck Mojo mastermind Rich Ward, FOZZY has delivered their hardest-hitting album to date with 'Sin and Bones.' With years of non-stop touring in Europe under their belt, Fozzywill embark on their first U.S. tour in August. The band will join Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind and Papa Roach on this summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival. A full list of dates including some Fozzy headlining shows are below." More...

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Auroch Streaming Album's Title Track

Vancouver BC's grind death metallers Auroch, who are hitting the road for their "Canadian Abomination Tour," are now streaming the title single from their upcoming debut full length "From Forgotten Worlds" exclusively on Bravewords.com here.

"At last we are prepared to unleash the title track, and we could not be more anxious to do so. Here in lies both the apex and nadir of our work. We hope all like minded will enjoy, and those still uninitiated will see the way. The Age of the Old Ones is upon you," comments vocalist/guitarist Seb Montesi. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. From Forgotten Worlds
2. Fleshless Ascension (Paths of Dawn)
3. Slaves To A Flame Undying
4. Dregs Of Sanity
5. Talisman For Total Temporal Collapse
6. Terra Akeldama
7. Bloodborne Conspiracy
8. Tundra Moon More...

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Wolves At The Gate Posts Final Studio Video

?Wolves At The Gate has posted a final studio video blog online from the band's time recording new album "Captors" with producer Andreas Magnussen. Check out the footage below.

"Captors" has been released through Solid State Records and is available now. You can also check out the band's recently posted music video for "Dead Man" at this location.

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SPV Artists Nominated for ProgAwards

Steamhammer/SPV Records has issued the following press release about bands on the label's roster being nominated for ProgAwards:

"We're proud to announce that two of our Steamhammer/SPV bands Touchstone (UK) and Frames (GER) have been nominated for several ProgAwards!

"Touchstone: Rapidly rising effervescent British progressive / modern melodic metal rock five-piece Touchstone have been nominated in the 'New Blood' category in the inaugural British Progressive Music Awards. You can vote for them here. More...

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Menace Ruine Reveals New Album Artwork

Canadian act Menace Ruine will be releasing the new album "Alight in Ashes" this fall via Profound Lore Records. The cover artwork for the album has now been revealed and can be viewed below. Further details on the release date and track listing will be announced as they are made available, with further info on Menace Ruine available over at Facebook.

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Taurus Streaming Side A Of New LP

Today the sound slingers at BrooklynVegan are streaming Side A of "Life," the debut LP from subsonic psychedelic doom duo Taurus. Turn up and tune out right here.

The band features Stevie Floyd of Dark Castle and Ashley Spungin, formerly of Purple Rhinestone Eagle. Together they’ve crafted one menacing, 35-minute movement which Sea of Tranquility fittingly dubbed “a noisy, feedback drenched journey into your worst nightmare.” Officially released yesterday (July 5) on CD, LP and limited boxset, "Life" was recorded live at A Studio With No Name by Dave French and mastered by James Plotkin.

In conjunction with the release, Taurus will hit the road with Agalloch. The month-long journey will begin on July 11th. See confirmed dates below. More...

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Agnostic Front Joins The Power of the Riff Fest

Agnostic Front has been added to the lineup of The Power of the Riff East festival. The NYC HC legends will play a set of material focused exclusively on songs from their classic "United Blood/Victim In Pain" releases.

Other recent additions include Coffinworm and Double Negative. The newly named artists joined a roster that includes Pentagram, Poison Idea, Negative Approach, Xibalba, Alpha & Omega, Sunn 0))), Winter, Repulsion, Salvation, and Dead in the Dirt in this first installment of the festival.

Curated by The Power Of The Riff and Southern Lord, and presented by Scenic and Brooklyn Vegan, The Power Of The Riff East will take place in NYC on Saturday, September 1st and Sunday, September 2nd at Brooklyn's Warsaw Club.

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Aegaeon Posts New Single

Indiana's Aegaeon has posted a new single online titled "Demise," which will be included on the band's new EP "Being." You can check out the track via the band's Facebook profile or through the YouTube player available below.

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Sions Funeral Streaming New Song

After posting the song "Possession" online, death metal act Sions Funeral has now released another new track off the band's 2012 EP. Check out "Anemic" in the player available below.

As a thanks to fans for the support Sions Funeral has also released a live album from 2011 onto the band's Facebook page. The album contains 10 songs, six of which are unreleased, and can be found here.

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Napalm Death Releases New Music Video

Napalm Death recently released latest effort, "Utilitarian," and now the band presents, in cooperation with Rock Hard magazine (Germany), a new video clip for the song "The Wolf I Feed."

The video was shot by Tim Fox (TESSERACT, SKINDREAD) and singer Mark "Barney" Greenway explains the story behind the track: "This is one of Mitch's lyrics. It is about Armageddon ideology and the way this is used to drive populations sensitive towards religious dogma. When they can fear 'The Great Satan', that is of course a very powerful tool. It can be used to propagate everything from racial suspicion and superiority, to wars based around the dogmatic quest for moral purification."

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W.E.B. Announces New EP

W.E.B. has announce preliminary info an upcoming EP, with release scheduled for this coming October, 2012. The EP is titled "My Storm Upon You" and will include a new track, a cover tune, and three new versions of previous songs.

A music video for one of the cuts off the EP is also coming soon. Full details will be announced as they are made available. More...

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Hammer Fight Posts Tour Dates

New Jersey's Hammer Fight is getting ready to take its bar-brawling thrash 'n' roll out west for its "Wrecked Coast Disas-Tour" with Sacramento's Psychosomatic. The band will be playing out in support of its self-titled debut EP, out now on Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. Fans should also expect to hear material from the band's forthcoming, as-of-yet-untitled sophomore effort, which is currently in pre-production. "Wrecked Coast Disas-Tour" dates, along with additional shows, are listed below.


7/14 Philadelphia, PA @ Sweeny's
8/04 Milton, DE @ Oswald Festival
8/10 Philadelphia, PA @ Club Risque
8/11 Philadelphia, PA @ O'Reilly's Pub
8/17 Los Angeles, CA @ TBA
8/18 San Diego, CA @ TBA
8/19 Las Vegas, NV @ TBA
8/20 Bakersfield, CA @ The Mint
8/21 Fresno, CA @ TBA
8/22 Salinas, CA @ TBA
8/23 Oakland, CA @ Eli's Mile Hile Club
8/24 Chico, CA @ Cafe Coda
8/25 Sacramento, CA @ TBA More...

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Helstar Finalizes 30th Anniversary Tour Dates

After announcing an upcoming 30th anniversary tour earlier this month, Helstar has now finalized the tour routing and lineup. The band commented:

"This summer Helstar returns to Europe to mark its 30th Anniversary as a band on the '30 Years Of Helstar Metal Tour.' Support acts for the tour are Canadian Power thrashers The Order of Chaos and Switzerland's Emerald. All tour dates are now complete and can be found below.

"The band is also proud to announce that bassist Jerry Abarca will be joining them for the trek! Abarca was diagnosed early last year with a stomach-related illness, which forced him to take a temporary leave of absence from live performances, including the previous Helstar European tour in August/September 2011.

"No doubt this will indeed be a triumphant reappearance for Helstar in Europe with Abarca back in the fold, in addition to a celebration of the 30-year milestone occasion!"

Thu 30 Aug The Rock Temple Kerkrade, Netherlands
Fri 31 Aug Turock Open Air Essen, Germany
Sat 01 Sep Thunder & Lightning Festival Siegburg, Germany
Sun 02 Sep Biebob Vosselaar, Belgium (w/Lillian Axe)
Tue 04 Sep Meisenfrei Bremen, Germany
Wed 05 Sep Exit Club Prague, Czech Republic
Thu 06 Sep Conrad Sohm Dornbirn, Austria
Fri 07 Sep Live Music Hall, Weiher, Germany
Sat 08 Sep De Pit Terneuzen, Netherlands (w/ Tim Ripper Owens)
Sun 09 Sep Rock City Uster, Switzerland
Tue 11 Sep Garage Deluxe, Munich, Germany
Wed 12 Sep Club 202 Budapest, Hungary (w/ Lillian Axe)
Thu 13 Sep K17 Club Berlin, Germany
Fri 14 Sep The Mekan, Istanbul, Turkey
Sat 15 Sep Rock Hard Festival, Milan, Italy More...

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Leaders Announces New Shows With Creations

Leaders, which signed to Facedown Records earlier this year, has issued the following announcement about new tour dates:

"We just announced a Canadian tour with Creations (Mediaskare Records) Check out the dates and spread the word. Hope to see you at one of the shows!"

August 20th- The Montreal House - Peterborough, Ontario
August 21st- Venue Tba - Ottawa, Ontario
August 22nd- Underworld - Montreal, Quebec
August 23rd- Studio Sonar - Quebec City, Quebec
August 25th- Le Saloon - Sherbrooke, Quebec More...

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Omnium Gatherum To Enter The Studio

Finland's Omnium Gatherum has issued the following announcement about canceling Scandinavian shows and gearing up to enter the recording studio:

"OG is very sorry about the cancelled Scandinavian shows this week with Children of Bodom and lack of information on them in advance. But even we ourselves got the info about cancelling 1 hour before our stage time and we already travelled to Norway and were ready to rock.

"As many of you might have read, the reason for this was that Alexi from CoB was very ill and in hospital and because of contractual reasons we couldn't play there without the headliner. We hope all the best for Alexi on recovering and getting well soon and hope to re-schedule the Scandinavian dates as soon as possible. Thanks to CoB & crew for the hospitality and being really nice for us!

"Next week we'll be locking ourselves to the studio and start the recordings of a 6th Omnium Gatherum full-lenght album! More info, updates and hopefully all kinds of studio diary and goofing will be updated soon here! So stay tuned!"

You can also read Children of Bodom's statement about Alexi Laiho's health situation over at this location.

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Lamb Of God Comments On Randy Blythe Situation

As was previously announced, Lamb of God's Randy Blythe is currently being held in Prague for charges of manslaughter due to an incident at a live show two years ago. The band has now made its first official statement on the issue:

"First of all, thanks to everyone who has reached out in support of Randy and each of us in this terrible situation. It’s noted and very much appreciated.

"We have been keeping our heads down and not speaking out due to the fluid nature of the situation and the constantly changing information that even we receive daily. Within an hour things can do endless 180’s. It’s maddening to try and make heads or tails.

"We’re taking the time to speak to you as it has been a significant period of time since this situation began and while nothing is immediately clear to any of us, we are not trying to keep anyone in the dark.

"We have reached out and are making use of the resources we have acquired to help our brother who is still detained in Czech jail.

"In the two years since, we were never notified of anything related to this incident. Randy is our brother and we assure you, we are all staying very positive for him, working endlessly behind the scenes to provide any and all assistance possible.

"The best we can do is to stay positive and continue to support our friend that we know is innocent. We know that justice will prevail and we will continue to do our part to support our friend."

To help donate to Randy's legal fund, head over to this location. You can also check out an interview about the situation with Lamb of God's manager over here. Further details will be announced as they come to light.

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Kill With Hate Streaming Video

Hungarian death metal band Kill With Hate has posted the first official video from its concept album "Voices of Obliteration." The video, "The Beast Within," follows below. Kill With Hate is also streaming another new song, "Epistle of Fire," over on YouTube. "Voices of Obliteration" is the debut full-length for Kill With Hate, who already have one EP to their credit.

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Firewind Cancels Summer Breeze Festival Gig

An announcement on the Official Summer Breeze Festival website indicates that Firewind has cancelled its scheduled performance at the event on August 17, 2012 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. A reason was not cited.

The entire post reads:

"Unfortunately we have to inform you that FIREWIND have cancelled their appearance at SUMMER BREEZE 2012. Our apologies to all those who were looking forward to seeing them. We will not rest until we can book the band again for SUMMER BREEZE in the years to come."

For dates and venues on the band's upcoming tour schedule in support of the latest album "Few Against Many," including the European trek with Leaves' Eyes this fall, can be found by heading over to this location.

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My Darkest Side To Release Debut Album

Italian death metal act My Darkest Side is set to release the debut LP "Voices From Room Zero" on August 31, 2012 through SG Records. A preview for the title track can be heard at this location.

My Darkest Side is:

Daniele Buzzanca - Vocals
Dario Romagnoli - Guitars
Umberto Cavallari - Guitars
Alessandro Esposito - Bass
Demian Ugolini - Drums

The track list for "Voices From Room Zero" is as follows:

1. Intro
2. Chalice of Scorn
3. Innocent’s Revenge
4. Cursed Mask of Punishment
5. Voices from Room Zero
6. Hibernation of Primordial Instinct
7. The Will of Seth
8. Bringer of Lies
9. My Sixth Sense More...

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Dreadlink Posts Album Samples For Debut LP

German metal act Dreadlink posted samples from the band's debut LP "Zero One." The album is scheduled for release on July 24, 2012 through Massacre Records. The samples can be heard by heading over to this location.

The track list for "Zero One" is as follows:

1. Soulburn Industries
2. Fist Vs. Face
3. New Era
4. Haterpillar
5. Reinforced Concrete
6. Revolt
7. Wall
8. Seven
9. Red Soil
10. Godforsaken More...

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A Forest Of Stars Posts New Song Preview

U.K. psychedelic black metal act A Forest of Stars posted a preview clip for the new track "The Blight of God's Acre." The song appears on the band's new LP "A Shadowplay for Yesterdays." The album is scheduled to drop on July 20, 2012 through Prophecy Productions.

The band recently posted a new music video for the song "Gatherer Of The Pure," which can be viewed at this location.

The track listing for "A Shadowplay for Yesterdays" is as follows:

1. Directionless Resurrectionist
2. Prey Tell of the Church Fate
3. A Prophet for a Pound of Flesh
4. The Blight of God's Acre
5. Man's Laughter
6. The Underside of Eden
7. Gather of the Pure
8. Left Behind as Static
9. Corvus Corona (Pt. I)
10. Corvus Corona (Pt. II)

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Striker Posts Full Album Preview

Canada's Striker posted a full album preview for the upcoming release "Armed to the Teeth," the band's sophomore full length and debut for Napalm Records. The album is scheduled to drop on July 27, 2012. Pre-orders are available at this location.

The track list for "Armed to the Teeth" is as follows:

1. Forever
2. Let It Burn
3. Lethal Force
4. It Could Be Worse
5. Fight for Your Life
6. Land of the Lost
7. Wolf Gang
8. Feed My Fire
9. All the Way
10. Can't Stop the Rush

Check out the preview clips here: More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Sex Slaves Cool Ride

This week we have new videos from two bands that take the best from the past and inject youth into their sound. First up are Black Tora and then its New York City underground favorites, Sex Slaves. More...

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