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Metal News for July 9, 2011

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19 news articles posted on this day.

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Former Motorhead Guitarist Passes Away

Although no official statement has been released at this time, it is being widely reported that former Motorhead guitarist Michael "Wurzel" Burston passed away earlier today at the age of sixty one, after suffering of ventricular fibrillation, caused by cardiomyopathy. More information will be made available as soon as this is confirmed. Burston joined the band in 1984 and performed on the following albums:

No Remorse (1984)
Orgasmatron (1986)
Rock 'n' Roll (1987)
Nö Sleep at All (1988)
The Birthday Party (1990)
1916 (1991)
March ör Die (1992)
Bastards (1993)
Sacrifice (1995) More...

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Borsencrash Festival Teaser Trailer Available

A teaser trailer has been posted online for the upcoming 2011 edition of the Borsencrash Festival, which is set to take place on October 8th. You can check out the clip below. The currently announced lineup includes Freedom Call, Orden Ogan, At Vance, Motorjesus, Gun Barrel, and Ecliptica.

You can also find additional details by heading over to the Borsencrash festival's Facebook page.

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Slayer Video Interview Posted Online

Rock Radio has posted a video interview online with Slayer's Tom Araya, which was conducted at the U.K. Sonisphere festival. You can check out the video clip below.

Untitled from Rock AAA on Vimeo.

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Opeth To Stream Sonisphere Show

Swedish progressive death metal titans Opeth will be performing at the Sonisphere festival in Knebwroth, U.K. on Sunday, July 10th. The band will be streaming the entire live performance online through the Roadrunner Records website.

Head over to this location at 5:50 PM GMT (11:50 AM EST / 8:50 AM PST) to catch the live stream.

In other Opeth news, the band will be releasing a new album titled "Heritage" on September 20th, 2011 through Roadrunner Records. The cover artwork and track listing for "Heritage" are available after the jump. More...

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Anthrax/Megadeth Video Interview Available

A two-part video interview has been posted online of Frank Bello (Anthrax) and David Ellefson (Megadeth) at Sweetwater Studios discussing their musical history and GearFest 2011. You can check out the first clip below and the second after the jump.


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Accuser Reveals New Album Details

Accuser has announced the new album "Dependent Domination" is set for release on July 15th, 2011 through Red Shift Records. The track listing and artwork for the release can be viewed below.

1. Presentiment
2. Beneath your Dignity
3. Torn to Pieces
4. Desolate Shape
5. Escape from the Oath
6. Dependent Domination
7. Mastering Punishment
8. Death to the Traitor
9. As you Bleed
10. The Cause of all Evil
11. Behold&Beware More...

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Ocean Architecture Posts Recording Footage

Ocean Architecture has posted studio footage of the band's time tracking the upcoming album "Animus." You can check out the clip in the player below.

The band also recently posted a demo song online titled "Plato's Cave." You can check out the track by heading over here.

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The Doomsday Prophecy Posts New Music Video Online

New Jersey death metal band The Doomsday Prophecy has posted the music video for "Long Lost Friend" online. The video was filmed, directed and produced by Overcrest Media. Watch the music video below:

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Big Four Backstage Footage Available

David Ellefson of Megadeth has posted a backstage video clip from the "Big Four" (Megadeth, Metallica, Anthrax, and Slayer) show in Milan, Italy. You can check out the clip below.

Footage of Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax performing the song "Am I Evil?" live together can also be found by heading over to this location.

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Vader Streaming New Song Online

Polish extreme death metallers Vader have made its new single available for streaming online. The track, which is titled "Come and See My Sacrifice," is to appear on the band's forthcoming new album "Welcome To The Morbid Reich." The new full-length is due out on August 12, 2011 through Nuclear Blast Records. The track listing can be viewed below.

1. Ultima Thule
2. Return To The Morbid Reich
3. The Black Eye
4. Come And See My Sacrifice
5. Only Hell Knows
6. I Am Who Feasts Upon Your Soul
7. Don’t Rip The Beast’s Heart Out
8. I Had A Dream…
9. Lord Of Thorns
10. Decapitated Saints
11. They Are Coming
12. Black Velvet And Skulls Of Steel

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Kreator Video Interview Posted Online

A new video interview with German thrash metal act Kreator has been posted online. You can check out the interview, which features guitarist/vocalist Mille Petrozza, in the player below.

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Def Leppard Postpones Dates Due To Family Tragedy

It has been announced that hard rock veterans Def Leppard will be postponing a portion of its upcoming tour dates due to the passing of singer Joe Elliot's father. Phil Collen, guitarist of Def Leppard, has posted the following statement online;

"Sending my condolences to Joe and his mum over the sad loss of his dad Joe, Sr. I have great memories of Joe's dad and we're all here to support Joe through a rough time. Thank you everyone for your thoughts for his family."

The impacted dates can be found below.

Jul. 09 - Bristol, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
Jul. 10 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Jul. 12 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Jul. 13 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
Jul. 15 - Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre More...

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Agnostic Front Video Interview Available

A new video interview with New York hardcore veterans Agnostic Front has made its way online. The interview was conducted during the band's recent appearance at Sweden's Getaway Rock festival. You can check out the interview in the player provided below. The band recently announced new dates for an upcoming North American headlining tour, more on that news story can be found over at this location.

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I Declare War Begins Studio Documentary Series

Seattle-based deathcore act I Declare War has started a new web series documenting the recording of its upcoming new album. You can check out the first video in the series, which follows drummer Ryan Cox, by using the player located below.

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Stray From The Path Performs New Song Live

New fan-filmed live footage has made its way online featuring metalcore act Stray From The Path performing a new song titled "Mad Girl" while on the first night of the Illuminatour with Underoath and Times of Grace, and Letlive. The song is set to appear on the group's forthcoming new album "Rising Sun" which is due for release on August 31, 2011. You can check out the footage in the player below.

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The Great Commission Teases New Music Video

Christian metal act The Great Commission has posted a teaser trailer online for its upcoming new video "When It Rains It Pours." You can check out the teaser clip in the player provided below. You can also view a list of The Great Commission's upcoming tour dates on the Scream the Prayer tour at this location.

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World Under Blood Posts New Song Online

West Coast fusion metal act World Under Blood has posted a new song online taken from its upcoming debut album "Tactical," which is set for a July 26th release through Nuclear Blast Records. World Under Blood is the creation of CKY guitarist/vocalist Deron Miller and extreme metal drummer Tim Yeung (Divine Heresy, Morbid Angel, ex-Hate Eternal, ex-Decrepit Birth). You can check out the new song, titled "A God Among The Waste," in the player provided below.

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Like Moths To Flames Posts New Music Video

Metalcore outfit Like Moths To Flames has posted its new music video online for streaming. The video was shot for the track "Your Existence" and can be viewed in the player provided below.

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Endwell Cancels Summer Tour Dates

American metalcore act Endwell has posted the following statement online, announcing the cancellation of its summer touring plans;

"We’d like to apologize to everyone who was planning on seeing us this summer w/ This is Hell and Decoder but unfortunately we are unable to do these next few weeks worth of dates. This was definitely not an easy decision to make but financially and personally there are some things that just have to be taken care of before we can get out and hit the road for months/years on end again. It bums us out tremendously as we were really excited to get out there in support of our new record "PUNISHMENT."

"We have never pulled out of a tour like this and we promise to make it up to you guys. We’re currently putting together a Co-Headliner right now w/ some cool bands so we can get out there and do a proper FULL U.S. Release tour. Please go support TIH and Decoder this summer as the tours will still be a blast.

"Thanks to everyone who has picked up the new album and has been patiently waiting for us to get to your town. We couldnt do it without you! In the meantime pick up "PUNISHMENT" and look on the brightside, now you have time to learn all the words to scream back at us next time you see us play!"

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