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Metal News for August 16, 2014

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9 news articles posted on this day.

Diretone Posts New Music Video

Danish groove metal band Diretone has a new official video clip out now for the track "Drawn To Life," which was filmed by Sebastian Fernblad in Copenhagen earlier this year.

Check out the video clip below. You can also hear more from Diretone at the band's Facebook profile here.

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Dissension Parts With Drummer

Drummer Anthony Pulcini from Montreal metal band Dissension has issued the following announcement about leaving the band:

"Dear fans,

"After 7 years I've decided to step down from Dissension. it was a great experience, had a lot of fun and learnt a lot from being in this band.

"I'd like to thank all the people who've guided me through this stretch and made my musical experience so enjoyable. ALL the people who supported the live gigs, purchased merch & albums, the new friends I've met... and the people who kept my faith alive in local talent. Lastly the people who gave me the opportunity to perform and gave me exposure (Dungeon works, Ondes choc, Asher media relations).

"I wish nothing but good luck for the future/members of Dissension." More...

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Livin Garden Announces New Tour Dates

Brazilian outfit Livin Garden has officially announced the show dates to start the "Bring It On" North American tour 2014 promoting the band's latest album of the same name.

This new tour will visit more than 50 cities around the country and you can check the first announced shows below, which will also feature the band presenting new drummer Iago Marcondes.

Livin Garden’s new album "Bring It On" was released in North America on 09/09/14 and Plastic Head Records will drop it in Europe next month.

08.25 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
08.27 - Spindale, NC @ The Ultimate Basement
08.28 - Murfreesboro, NC @ Zakk's Coffeehouse
09.02 - Buffalo, NY @ The Forvm
09.05 - Kent, OH @ The Outpost Concert Club
09.07 - Toledo, OH @ Frankie's Inner City
09.11 - Springfield, IL @ The Tin Can Pub
09.13 - St.Cloud, MN @ The Keller Bar
09.15 - Omaha, NE @ The Hideout
09.16 - Cheyenne, WY @ The Crown Underground
09.17 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Sunshine Studios
09.20 - Spokane, WA @ The Checkerboard
09.21 - Olympia, WA @ The Pig Bar
09.22 - Portland, OR @ The Branx
10.01 - San Marcos, TX @ Gold Crown Billiards
10.03 - San Antonio, TX @ Nesta
10.04 - Houston, TX @ Vintage Pub
10.08 - Nashville, TN @ Daisy Duke's
10.12 - Tampa, FL @ The Brass Mug More...

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Jon Schaffer Posts Health / Tour Update

After undergoing surgery, Iced Earth's Jon Schaffer has checked in with the following update:

"Hello brothers and sisters,

"I’m writing to let you know that I’m healing very well. I played guitar a few weeks ago for the first time, and it immediately felt like the surgery worked. Needless to say, I was very relieved.

"Through many months of the Worldwide Plagues Tour I was suffering from a loss of coordination in my hands, numbness, and intense levels of pain. It was a battle every night onstage and it reached a critical point where the cervical fusion had to happen, sooner rather than later. I am happy to report that so far things are going very well in my recovery, and I expect it to stay on this path.

"We are in the planning stages of our next US tour, and that will very likely take place this Winter. So, before you know it we’ll be back on the warpath, and before long, songwriting will commence, and another chapter of Iced Earth history will be in the making. There will be lots of updates in the coming months. We are forging the attack as I am recovering from surgery. The boys and I are ready to get back out there ASAP to lay down the metal!

"Thanks so much for your concern and support!"

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God Of Atheists Issues Album Update

The perpetually delayed and seemingly never-happening God Of Atheists project from Asgeir Mickelson has checked in today with the following progress report:

"I.C.S. Vortex finished his parts today! Now on to the last few bits and pieces from Sareeta, Carl August Tidemann, and Lars K. Norberg. Yes, there is actually light at the end of the tunnel..."

Cover artwork, release date, and track listings at this point are all a question mark, with further details coming down the road. The project's full superstar metal lineup can be seen below. More...

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WolveXhys Posts "Poltergeist" Teaser

WolveXhys has posted a teaser for a new single, which can be found below, and the band also comments:

"We've released the teaser to our brand new track 'Poltergeist' (unmastered demo recorded at K9 Studios, Telford), which we will be filming a music video for with Floodgate Films in September 2014.

"This track will be the first track to be released off our new EP (featuring guest features from Alex Teyen from Black Tongue + others) available in the Winter, along with a new line of merch, new gig announcements, promo shoots etc.

"We are also very happy to announce that we have re-joined forces with Fivebyfive Records and will be releasing our EP with them exclusively on digital format via all major online digitial distributers i.e. HMV DIGITAL / AMAZON / DEEZER / SPOTIFY / ITUNES etc."

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End-Time Illusion Posts New Video

End-Time Illusion has released a new music video for "The Conquering Mantra," which is a single that will appear on the forthcoming "Deities at War" album.

The video was directed by Dan Dahlstrom of Cineriot Films with cinematographer Nick Norman. Check it out below.

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The Mighty Swine Joining Doro On Tour

Broad Horizon Records is pleased to announce that The Mighty Swine will be joining the legendary Doro for her North American tour.

The Mighty Swine will be playing in support of latest release, "Last Man Standing." This is the group's first North American tour since 2012 and will highlight songs including "Last Man Standing," "Two Graves," and "All That is Evil."

Doro will be bringing her 30 Years Strong & Proud Anniversary Tour to North America in October 2014. She says: “The Anniversary Tour was incredibly well-received everywhere and we know there are many more places we need to get to. I’m always super excited to play in the USA and Canada. Looking forward to seeing all our great fans, friends, and metalheads again. See you soon… Raise Your Fist!”

Tickets are currently available for the following dates/venues:

10.10.2014 USA - Racine, WI RT20
11.10.2014 USA - Spring Lake, MN POVs 65
12.10.2014 USA - Joliet, IL Mojoes
14.10.2014 USA - Cleveland, OH The Agora Ballroom
15.10.2014 USA - Pittsburg, PA The Altar Bar
16.10.2014 CAN - Toronto CAN Hard Luck Bar
18.10.2014 CAN - Quebec CAN Salle Multi
19.10.2014 CAN - Montreal CAN Petit Campus
20.10.2014 USA - New York, NY Gramercy Theatre

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Edenkaiser To Record New Album

Spanish female-fronted black metal band Edenkaiser will hit the studio next month to record the full-length follow-up to the "Doomsday Juggernaut" EP.

This new album will be titled "Dominum Ex Mortis" and is slated to include seven full songs plus an instrumental intro. Edenkaiser consists of:

Lianne Krossburner (vocals)
Häwkmoon (guitars)
Vherveroth (bass)
Khaath (drums) More...

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