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Metal News for August 25, 2011

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33 news articles posted on this day.

Hails And Horns Giving Away Free Summer Comp

Not new, but it's never too late to get free music: Like Hails and Horns on Facebook to download their 27-song "Screams of Summer Comp 2011."

The "Screams of Summer Comp 2011" tracklisting is as follows:

1. SUICIDE SILENCE – “You Only Live Once”
2. ARCH ENEMY – “Yesterday Is Dead And Gone”
3. JUNGLE ROT – “Rise And Revolt”
4. RED FANG – “Wires”
5. ROTTEN SOUND – “Self”
6. ALL SHALL PERISH – “Divine Illusion”
7. WARBRINGER – “Living Weapon”
8. AFTER THE BURIAL – “Sleeper”
9. AMORPHIS – “You I Need”
10. BLACKGUARD – “Firefight”
11. PATHOLOGY – “Code Injection”
12. OBSCURA – “Euclidean Elements”
13. RINGS OF SATURN – “Seized And Devoured”
14. THE FRANCESCO ARTUSATO PROJECT – “Gardens Of Yama”
15. PERIPHERY – “Frak The Gods”
16. CYNIC – “Wheels Within Wheels”
17. FINNTROLL – “Solsagan”
18. WORLD UNDER BLOOD – “God Amongst The Waste”
19. LOCK UP – “Life Of Devastation”
20. EXHUMED – “Funereality”
21. TOXIC HOLOCAUST – “Judgment Awaits You”
22. BENIGHTED – “Let The Blood Spill Between My Broken Teeth”
23. SEPTIC FLESH – “The Vampire From Nazareth”
24. DECAPITATED – “Homo Sun”
25. GENERAL SURGERY – “The Succulent Aftermath Of A Subdural”
26. WATAIN – “Reaping Death”
27. HAMMERFALL – “One More Time”

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The Agonist Releases EP On Tour With Kamelot

As The Agonist prepares to embark on a North American tour in support of Kamelot, Alestorm and Blakguard, the band will release the EP "The Escape," which will be sold exclusively on the road and at CM Distro.

Century Media released the following announcement:

"The Agonist to kick-off Kamelot Tour with new EP exclusively available on the road and at CM Distro; Launches Official YouTube channel.

"After spending a few months in the studio, melodic death metalers The Agonist are ready to hit the road with Kamelot, Alestorm, and Blackguard on their imminent North American trek. Unfortunately, lead-guitarist Danny Marino will be unable to join the band on tour, but The Agonist will be bringing their friend and ex-The Catalyst guitarist Justin Deguire to handle rhythm guitar duties while Paco takes over lead guitar in his stead.

For fans that have been patiently waiting for new material from The Agonist, this tour will be the first opportunity to get your hands on the band's latest release! Their brand-new "The Escape" EP will be sold exclusively on the road and online at CM Distro for the duration of the tour, and it features two songs from their upcoming full-length album: "Lonely Solipsist" and "The Escape". The only way to get your hands on a physical copy of this limited edition EP is to catch the band on their run with Kamelot or to order via CM Distro. The EP will also be available in a digital format after the tour-click here to see the album artwork!

"Mixed by Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Dark Tranquility, Suicide Silence), " The Escape" EP will be fans' first taste of what's to come from The Agonist's upcoming full-length album. Already tracked and currently being mixed, the album is slated for an early 2012 release via Century Media Records, so stay tuned for more new material from The Agonist coming soon!

"For fans that can't wait for the album's release, The Agonist has now launched an official youtube channel that includes a new webisode with behind-the-scenes footage of the band in the studio and on the road! In this first webisode, The Agonist also has a special message for fans regarding their upcoming tour and EP!"


The official The Agonist YouTube channel can be found here

Tour dates for Kamelot, Alestorm, Blackguard and The Agonist:

8/27 West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
8/28 Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
8/29 Buffalo, NY @ Broadway Joe's **Off Date with Alestorm, Blackguard**
8/30 New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
8/31 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
9/1 Ottawa, ON @ Maverick's **Off Date with Alestorm, Blackguard**
9/2 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
9/3 Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
9/4 Toronto, ON @ MOD Club
9/5 London, ON @ Music Hall **Off Date with Alestorm, Blackguard**
9/6 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
9/7 Detroit, MI @ Blondie's
9/8 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
9/9 St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
9/12 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
9/13 Portland, OR @ Peter's Room
9/14 San Francisco CA @ Slim's
9/15 West Hollywood, CA @ House Of Blues
9/16 Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
9/17 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
9/18 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
9/19 Tulsa, OK @ Marquee **Off Date with Alestorm, Blackguard**
9/20 Dallas, TX @ Trees
9/21 Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
9/23 Orlando, FL @ The Club At Firestone

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Thrashfest Classic Tour Trailer Posted

Rock the Nation announced the Thrashfest Classic Tour featuring headliner Sepultura (performing "Beneath the Remains", "Arise" and "Chaos A.D."), co-headliner Exodus (performing "Bonded By Blood", "Pleasure Of The Flesh" and "Fabolous Disaster"), Destruction (performing "Sentence Of Death" and "Infernal Overkill") and Heathen ("Breaking The Silence" and "Victims Of Deception"). Another opening act will be announced soon.

The announcement reads:

"Back to the 80ties, back to the roots! Tour-promoter Rock The Nation turns back the time for you headbangers, catapulting you back into the glorious 80ties -- the unforgettable days of prime for thrash metal - with a phenomenal package of top-acts. Hardly another period of time carries so much metal-history with it than this one. Rough, rapid and impulsive sounds dominated the whole music-industry at that time. Breath-taking masterpieces of metallic art, which still enjoy authority and significance these days, emerged out of the creative urge of charismatic musicians and bands. Now the time is right to let the flair, the feeling and the sounds rise again! Thrashfest Classics is a pure celebration for the high-culture of thrash metal. Some of the most influential combos will perform their cult-albums in full length."

Thrashfest Classic Dates:

25.11.11 - Munich, Germany - Backstage
26.11.11 - Leeuwarden, Netherlands - Schaaf
27.11.11 - Paris, France - Bataclan
28.11.11 - Braunschweig, Germany - Meier Music Hall
29.11.11 - Würzburg, Germany - Posthalle
30.11.11 - Saarbrücken, Germany - Garage
01.12.11 - Prague, Czech Republic - Kd Vltavska
02.12.11 - Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
03.12.11 - Giessen, Germany - Hessenhallen
04.12.11 - Antwerpen, Belgium - Trix
05.12.11 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
06.12.11 - Göteburg, Sweden - Trädgarn
07.12.11 - Aarhus, Denmark - Voxhall
08.12.11 - Berlin, Germany - C-Club
09.12.11 - Katowice, Poland - Mega Club
10.12.11 - Leipzig, Germany - Hellraiser
11.12.11 - Bratislava, Slovakia - Majestic
12.12.11 - Zagreb, Croatia - Boogaloo
13.12.11 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Kino Siska
14.12.11 - Bologna, Italy - Estragon
15.12.11 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z-7
16.12.11 - Eindhoven, Netherlands - Effenaar
17.12.11 - Stuttgart, Germany -LKA
18.12.11 - Wien, Austria - Arena

The trailer for the tour can be viewed here:

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Rise To Remain Announces Album Release

Century Media Records has announced the release of Rise to Remain's debut album, "City of Vultures," in North American on October 11th. "I hope a lot of people will respect this record, especially coming from a really young band, because there's a lot that's outside the usual metalcore cliché thinking box," says vocalist Austin Dickinson.

Rise to Remain has toured previously throughout Europe with Iron Maiden, Bring Me The Horizon, Bullet For My Valentine, and other notable acts, along with having played sets at this year's Download and Sonisphere Festivals. The band will be heading stateside for a U.S. tour this fall around the release of "City of Vultures" and will back again in early 2012.

You can also check out Rise to Remain's video clip for "Nothing Left" in the player below.

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Fleshgod Apocalypse Video Interview Available

American Aftermath has posted a video interview online with Cristiano Trionfera of Fleshgod Apocalypse, which was taken at the Dallas stop of the Summer Slaughter tour. Check out the video clip below.

You can also check out Metalunderground.com's recent interview with the band by heading over here.

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Powerglove Summer Slaughter Footage Available

Capital Chaos has posted footage online of Powerglove performing "Power Rangers" on the Summer Slaughter Tour at the Ace of Spades in Sacramento, California. You can check out the clip below.

Powerglove's music video for the song "Batman" is also available by navigating over to this location.

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The Beckoning Streaming Entire Album Online

Canadian Gothic metal act The Beckoning has released the band's full-length debut, entitled "Demystifying The Oracle," online as a free download and for streaming. Check out the album by heading over to The Beckoning's Bandcamp profile. The track listing and artwork can be viewed below.

1. Bloodlet
2. Withered
3. Beyond The Dark
4. The Wrath To Come
5. Clothed In Crimson
6. Wielder Of Plagues
7. An Omen In The Dark

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New Belgium Brewing Company Brews Clutch Beer

New Belgium Brewing Company, the brewers of Fat Tire Ale, has joined up with Clutch to brew, bottle, and distribute Clutch beer. Clutch beer is a 9% dark sour ale and is part of New Belgium's "Lips of Faith" series.

Clutch beer is available in 22 ounce bottles and a limited number of kegs. The brewer and the band officially release their new product at a special kickoff event at the Red Palace in Washington D.C. on Monday August 29th. Clutch and Weathermaker Music will be present at said event. Admission is limited.

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Skeletonwitch Posts "Forever Abomination" Teaser

Skeletonwitch has posted a studio teaser online for the band's upcoming album "Forever Abomination," which can be viewed below.

"Forever Abomination" will be released internationally on the following dates:

Mainland Europe: October 7th
United Kingdom: October 10th
North America: October 11th
Japan: October 19th

The track listing is as follows:

1. This Horrifying Force (The Desire To Kill)
2. Reduced To The Failure Of Prayer
3. Of Ash And Torment
4. Choke Upon Betrayal
5. Erased And Forgotten
6. The Infernal Resurrection
7. Rejoice In Misery
8. Cleaver Of Souls
9. Shredding Sacred Flesh
10. Sink Beneath Insanity
11. My Skin Of Deceit

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Ørkenkjøtt Streaming New Song

Norwegian act Ørkenkjøtt has posted a new song online for streaming, titled "Livets Frø." You can check out the new track by heading over to the Ørkenkjøtt Facebook profile.

The band also commented on its history and finishing the recording of a debut album:

"One year ago Ørkenkjøtt started the recording of Ønskediktet. Produced by Ihsahn and Heidi @ Mnemosyne Production, the debut album is now ready for release and the band is currently looking for a suitable home for their music.

"Ørkenkjøtt is five guys, played together for five years, done almost a hundred gigs around Norway and released two self-financed EP's. The band got their first national recognition in 2009 with the EP 'Skygger og Støv.' TV-interview and performance, played big festivals, including the Inferno Festival, and received fantastic reviews both in and outside of Norway.

"Ønskediktet really define the sound Ørkenkjøtt has developed, and also where the band is headed. It's a concept album, both musically, lyrically and thematic. Influenced by Arabian/Middle-Eastern/Oriental culture and feeling, combining this with the norwegian lyrics and the norwegian metal traditions. This album was the first extern project produced by Ihsahn & Heidi at Mnemosyne Production."

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Interview

Interview With Wino Of Premonition 13/Saint Vitus

Scott "Wino" Weinrich seems to have an endless fountain of ideas spouting out of his brain. Just in the last year, he released “Adrift,” an acoustic follow up to the electrified “Punctuated Equilibrium,” as part of his solo-dubbed band. Earlier this year, he played guitar and sang on Premonition 13’s self-titled recording. He also put out a split record with Scott Kelly of Neurosis. Kelly and Wino also play together in Shrinebuilder with Dale Crover (The Melvins) and Al Cisneros (Sleep, Om). These projects are only a few of the many accredited to Wino throughout his 30-plus-year career.

In March, Wino once again manned the mic for doom metal icons and propagators of Black Sabbath, Saint Vitus, as part of the “Metal Alliance” tour with Crowbar, Helmet, Weedeater and others. Saint Vitus came together for a mini-tour and has big plans for the future, including a new album. In the midst of pre-show chaos, Metal Underground got the scoop on these forthcoming endeavors from an ambivalent Wino. More...

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Sumerian Records Comments On Spotify Situation

It was announced earlier this month that Century Media Records and its associated labels InsideOutMusic, Superballmusic and People Like You have completely pulled out of the Spotify website. Since that announcement, a series of back and forth articles between Metalsucks.net and Century Media have gone online (you can check out the first one here).

Other musicians and record industry members have given their own thoughts on the situation, such as Borknagar's Jens F. Ryland. Ash Avildsen of Sumerian Records has now also thrown his hat into the ring to discuss the decision and Metalsuck's coverage of the event. An excerpt from what Ash had to say follows:

"A lot of people have been asking me about my thoughts on the recent MetalSucks vs Century Media drama in regards to Spotify, the modern day way to run a record label and the livelihood of artists.

"First off - I believe all music should be able to be heard for free. This is why every song on Sumerian can be streamed on our YouTube channel, for free. However I don't agree with the popular modern trend of just conditioning humans to always go for the most convenient, quick and lazy way possible to do anything and everything. This happens regardless of the consequences on our culture, the consequences on the quality of the activity, the experience or the product, or the consequences on community and the negative impacts made on the equanimity of society. More...

Read the full article at Summerian Records Facebook page.

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Saint Vitus Footage From Austin Show Posted

High definition, fan-recorded footage of St. Vitus' performance in Austin, Texas at Red 7 on August 20th, 2011 is available online. The Austin show was part of a mini-tour that included a Dallas-area "Ride for Dime" benefit show on the previous night.

You can also read what Metalunderground.com had to say about this show.

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Black Majesty Reveals Album Details

Australian melodic power metal band Black Majesty will begin recording a fifth album with Roland Grapow (Masterplan) at Grapow Studios in Slovakia in October, 2011. The new album is scheduled to be released through Limb Music in June, 2012.

Some of the song titles set to appear on the new album include "The Fallen," "Edge Of The World," "The Killing Hand," "Lykan," and "Journey To The Soul."

Black Majesty is also set to support Germany's Blind Guardian on an upcoming Australian tour. Live dates include:

30th Sept. 2011 – The Factory Theatre (all ages) – Sydney, Australia
2nd Oct. 2011 – Bilboard (over 18's), Melbourne, Australia
3rd Oct. 2011 – Bilboard (over 18's), Melbourne, Australia

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Primate Signs To Relapse Records

Relapse Records has checked in with the following announcement about signing a deal with Primate:

"Relapse Records is proud to announce the signing of the punk'n'grind five piece Primate. Primate features the distinctive vocal stylings of Kevin Sharp, ripping fret-board antics by Bill Kelliher and Mike Brennan, SST-style bass work and backing vocals by Dave Whitworth, and rounded out by d-beat defender Shayne Huff.

"Having only released one EP, 'Draw Back A Stump,' the metal community has already embraced Primate as a new evolution of grind. The band was among the headliners at the 2010 Scion Music Fest and are actively writing for their highly-anticipated debut full-length."

Primate also has a handful of Georgia and Florida shows lined up for this weekend as well as into September. More details on upcoming live shows will be announced soon.

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Druzhina Issues New EP Update

Russian black metal act Druzhina has checked in with the following announcement about the upcoming release of the "Oprichnik" EP:

"Today marks the 5th anniversary of Druzhina. It has been indeed a very interesting experience from many perspectives. Thanks all for the support.

"Provided the given opportunity we have to announce that the release of 'Oprichnik' EP is scheduled for this autumn! Slava Rody!"

Further details on Druzhina are also available by navigating to the band's MySpace page here.

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The Kandidate Cancels Helmond Show

Denmark's The Kandidate has issued the following brief update about canceling the band's previously scheduled tour date in Helmond:

"Hey all. Unfortunately the gig at Lakei in Helmond, Holland has been cancelled. We are already working on a small European trek and hopefully that will bring us around Helmond as well."

You can also check out The Kandidate's music by heading over to the band's official MySpace music profile.

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Attick Demons Streams New Track

Portuguese power metal band Attick Demons posted the new track "The Flame of Eternal Knowledge" from the forthcoming debut full-length LP "Atlantis." The album is scheduled for release on August 26, 2011 through Pure Steel Records. The track can be heard here:

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Exxplorer Streams New Song "Glory Hunter"

U.S. traditional metal act Exxplorer released the track "Glory Hunter" from the forthcoming release "Vengeance Rides an Angry Horse" due out on October 21, 2011 on Pure Steel Records. The track can be heard here:

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Dead Shape Figure Posts Studio Footage

Finland's Dead Shape Figure has been recording the follow-up to the band's 2010 album "The Disease Of St. Vitus." A video report from the band's studio time has now been posted online and can be viewed below.

The new album's currently announced track listing is as follows:

1. Bläkkirokkivaino
2. Grippihoontti
3. Groove
4. Oopiumin hajuinen Megadeth
5. Punkkilänkkäri
6. DoomiAlice...

Dead Shape Figure also provided a Type O Negative cover track for Metalunderground.com's tribute to Peter Steele, with full details on the digital album available here.

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Dream Theater Posts New Song Snippet

Dream Theater has posted a snippet online of the song "This is the Life," which can be heard by heading over to Musicradar.com. Roadrunner Records also commented on the new track segment:

"With all the drama that swirled around the Dream Theater drummer situation like a hamster stuck in a Dyson, it's a relief for everyone to get back to concentrating on what the prog titans do best - namely crushing your brain with their unrivalled songwriting prowess.

"To make sure your brain doesn't get too melted, they've only posted a snippet of new track 'This Is The Life' online - hit the link below to hear it now, and also check out John and Jordan having a chat about the collector's box set for 'A Dramatic Turn of Events'."

The new album "A Dramatic Turn of Events" is due out on September 13th, 2011. Dream Theater will also be hitting the road with Trivium this September in support of the release. Details on the shows are available here.

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Messenger Reveals "See You In Hell" Artwork

Messenger is set to release "See You In Hell" on September 9th, 2011 via Massacre Records. The cover artwork for the release is now available online and can be viewed below.

You can also check out a teaser trailer for "See You In Hell" by navigating over to this location.

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Netherbird Streaming Track Online

Netherbird is currently streaming the song "Ode to the False (Esse non Videri)" online, which is taken from the band's "Shadows And Snow" EP. You can listen to the track in the player below. "Shadows and Snow" is also available as a free download, with details available here.

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Deadlock Posts Behind-The-Scenes Wacken Clip

Deadlock has posted behind-the-scenes footage online from Deadlock's festival appearance at Wacken Open Air 2011. Check out the clip below.

The band also previously posted footage online of appearances at the Basinfire Festival and the With Full Force 2011 festival, which can be found here.

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Kittie Posts "We Are The Lamb" Teaser

Kittie has released a teaser for the upcoming music video for "We Are The Lamb," the second video from the band's upcoming brand new full-length. Check out the clip below.

The band also recently debuted a music video for the first single, "Empires (Part 2)," which can be seen here. Kittie's upcoming album "I've Failed You" is set for release on August 30th, 2011 via eOne Music. The track listing is as follows:

1. I've Failed You
2. We Are The Lamb
3. Whisper of Death
4. What Have I Done
5. Empires (Part 1)
6. Empires (Part 2)
7. Come Undone
8. Already Dead
9. Never Come Home
10. Ugly
11. Time Never Heals

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Love.Might.Kill Announces Japanese Album Release

Love.Might.Kill's debut album "Brace For Impact" will be released in Japan through Hydrant Music on November 16th, 2011. The Japanese edition of the album features a bonus-track, called "Satan's Den." The European release of the band's debut album took place on June 17th. The "Brace For Impact" Japanese edition track listing is as follows:

1. Tomorrow Never Comes
2. Calm Before The Storm
3. Pretty Little Mess
4. Caught In A Dream
5. Satan's Den (Bonus Track/Japan only)
6. Through The Dawn
7. Brace For Impact
8. We Are The Weak
9. Down To Nowhere
10. Pray To Your God
11. Reach Out
12. The Answer
13. Will Love Remain

After previously releasing a music video for "Pretty Little Mess," the band is now working on a second video clip for "Down To Nowhere," which will be released in autumn.

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Dying Fetus Video Interview Posted Online

Superskum.com has posted a video interview online with Trey Williams of Dying Fetus, which was conducted at the Summer Slaughter Tour stop in Denver. The video clip is available below.

Dying Fetus also released a limited edition covers album titled "History Repeats…" earlier this summer. Details on the release are available here.

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Howl Performance Footage Available

Youtube user Superskum has posted footage online of Howl performing "Asherah" and "Jezebel" live in Denver, CO. You can check out the clip below.

Howl also posted a music video online for the song "Heavenless" back in May. Details are available at this location.

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The Great Commission To Miss Tonight's Show

Christian metal act The Great Commission is currently on the "When It Rains, It Tours" run of dates, and the band recently had to cancel the Las Cruces and Tuscon stops due to vehicle problems. The Great Commission has now checked in with the following update about missing tonight's show in Owasso:

"Hey guys, unfortunately we will not be playing in Owasso OK tonight. We are still trying to make up for lost time but are not going to make it in time :( We apologize to everyone who wanted to see us tonight, but tonights show will go on without us. We'll be back! Chattanooga, we are doing everything we can to be there tomorrow! Keep us in prayer!"

The remaining dates on the tour are as follows:

8/26-Warheouse Venue-Chattanooga, TN
8/27-The Senior Center-Barnesville, OH
8/28-Cresspoint Venue-Lynchburg, VA
8/29-Knights of Columbus-Annapolis, MD
8/30-Broadway Bar-Amityville, NY
8/31-Rocko's-Manchester, NH
9/1-Sounds Asylum-Middletown, NY
9/2-Flying Squirrel Community-Rochester, NY
9/3-Eldridge Park-Elmira, NY
9/4-The Refuge-Fredericksburg, VA
9/5-Club Relevant-Virginia Beach, VA
9/6-The Oasis-Charleston, SC
9/7-The 7 Venue-Douglasville, GA
9/10-Live @ Phil's-Arlington, TX
9/11-The Pine Box-Midland, TX
9/12-El Rey Theater-Albuquerque, NM
9/13-The Plantation-Phoenix, AZ
9/14-Jerry's Pizza-Bakersfield, CA
9/15-The Metro-Oakland, CA
9/16-The Epicenter-San Diego, CA
9/17-118 West-Simi Valley
9/18-Chain Reaction-Anaheim, CA

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Anubis Gate Streaming New Song Online

Anubis Gate is gearing up for the release of the band's new self-titled effort this September 13th on Nightmare Records. Starting today, Noisecreep is now giving fans the first chance to hear a song from the upcoming release Head over to this location and get a first listen to "Golden Days."

The album's artwork is available here and the track listing is as follows:

1. Hold Back Tomorrow
2. The Re-Formation Show
3. Facing Dawn
4. World in a Dome
5. Desiderio Omnibus
6. Oh My Precious Life
7. Golden Days
8. Telltale Eyes
9. River
10. Circumstanced

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Neverborne Reveals New Album Details

London-based melodic death metallers Neverborne have set "Self Destruct Syndrome" as the title to their forthcoming debut full length album, tentatively due out December 2011.

The CD features guest appearances by Henrik Danhage (DEATHDESTRUCTION, ex-EVERGREY) and Antony Hämäläinen (NIGHTRAGE) and was recorded at Thin Ice Studios in Surrey England late 2010.

Commented the band: "We decided to re-enter Thin Ice Studios and to again enlist Karl Groom (HAMMERFALL, DRAGONFORCE) to produce the new album. We were really impressed with the work he did for us on our 2009 EP and the atmosphere and environment there is awesome. It allowed us to be relaxed, creative and make the best possible recordings. We returned there earlier this year to finalise the mixes."

Neverborne had the pleasure as well to work with Henrik Udd (ARCH ENEMY, DARK TRANQUILLITY) at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg Sweden to complete the final masters. "In Am My Own," a limited edition bonus track from those sessions is now available for streaming on the band's Facebook page, while an album track "Embers To Ashes" can be found on the band's official MySpace page.

Neverborne also announced that the band is now endorsed by Mayones Guitars and Basses. Brand new custom instruments were manufactured and supplied to Stuart Manicom, Jacques Fourie and Sharne Manicom as part of their full band endorsement.

The "Self Destruct Syndrome" cover art was created by Johan H Liebenberg, responsible for the design of the band's previous EP.

Here is the "Self Destruct Syndrome" track listing:

1. Mechanical Ruin (w/Antony Hämäläinen)
2. Forget To Live
3. Black Roses
4. Beneath The Scars
5. With Nothing Left
6. Interlude
7. Embers To Ashes
8. The Enemy That We Keep (w/ Henrik Danhage)
9. Nature Of Destruction
10. My Confession
11. A Touch Of The Divine

Limited edition and digital only bonus tracks:
12. I Am My Own
13. Forever In The Storm

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Eluveitie Posts Trailer for EluTV

Swiss folk metal act Eluveitie posted a new video trailer for EluTV, a new website planned for launch in September 2011. The announcement reads:

"Starting with the launch of our new website in early September, EluTV will provide you with unique behind the scenes material in dozens of episodes! The first season will be focusing on our 2010/2011 world tour."

Check out the trailer here:

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Boston Uproar Fest Rescheduled Due to Hurricane

Hurricane Irene is roaring up the east coast of the U.S. and has caused organizers of the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival to reschedule a Sunday date in suburban Boston.
The show, slated for the Comcast Center in Mansfield, Mass., is right in the projected path of the massive storm, which is expected to slam into the Massachusetts coastline sometime Sunday afternoon - just as Avenged Sevenfold, Seether, Bullet for My Valentine, Black Tide and the rest of the bill would be on the venue's outdoor stages.

“Safety first…We don’t want any of our fans to get hurt,” said M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold. “We decided to move the show from Sunday to Tuesday so all of you crazy fucks can make it and stay safe.”

"We apologize for any inconvenience to the fans, but safety is our first concern. We want everyone to be able to enjoy a full afternoon and evening of rock at UPROAR,” said Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival co-producer John Oakes. “After the Category 3 storm blows through New England on Sunday, UPROAR promises to bring a Category 5 rock storm on Tuesday.”

The tour starts in Camden, N.J. Friday and hits Scranton, Penn. on Saturday before taking the storm hiatus until Tuesday's Boston show.

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