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Metal News for September 1, 2010

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40 news articles posted on this day.

Lordi Posts "This Is Heavy Metal" Video Online

Finnish hard rock act Lordi have released the first music video from their forthcoming studio album "Babez For Breakfast." The video is for the single "This Is Heavy Metal." "Babez For Breakfast" is set for release on September 15, 2010 through The End Records.

The video is availabe below:

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Negligence Streaming New Song Online

Slovenian thrash metal act Negligence are streaming a new song via the official Metal Blade Records website. The song, titled "Mind Decay," is included on the band's forthcoming studio album "Coordinates Of Confusion" which is set for release on October 12, 2010 in North America and one day earlier in Europe through Metal Blade Records.

You can listen to "Mind Decay" at this location

"Coordinates Of Confusion" tracklisting:
1. Mind Decay
2. Screaming Fear
3. Addicted To Aggression
4. Disharmony
5. The Way To…
6. Insane Asylum
7. The Q Box
8. Sickened
9. Shark Attack
10. Coordinates Of Confusion

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Song Samples Now Available For New Lordi Album

Song samples for all 15 tracks set to appear on Lordi's forthcoming studio album "Babez For Breakfast" have been made availalbe at this location. "Babez For Breakfast" is the 5th studio album to be released from the Finnish hard rock act and is set for release on September 15, 2010 through The End Records.

"Babez For Breakfast" tracklisting:
1. SCG5: It's A Boy!
2. Babez For Breakfast
3. This Is Heavy Metal
4. Rock Police
5. Discoevil
6. Call Off The Wedding
7. I Am Bigger Than You
8. ZombieRawkMachine
9. Midnite Lover
10. Give Your Life For Rock And Roll
11. Nonstop Nite
12. Amen's Lament To Ra
13. Loud And Loaded
14. Granny's Gone Crazy
15. Devil's Lullaby

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Gigan Signs With Willowtip Records

Floridian extreme metal act Gigan have announced their signing with Willowtip Records. The signing comes in time for the band to record their second full length album "Quasi-Hallucinogenic Sonic Landscapes." Recording is scheduled to take place at Chicago's Semaphore Studios and will be engineered by Sanford Parker who has previuosly worked with Nachtmystium, Minsk and Buried at Sea amongst many others.

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36 Crazyfists Updates U.S Tour Schedule

Alaskan metalcore act 36 Crazyfists have added a long list of new dates to their current run in support of their latest offering "Collisions & Castaways." Support on the new dates will come from Stright Line Stitch and Taking Dawn.

36 Crazyfists tour dates:
September 16 – Seattle, WA - El Corazon
September 17 – Portland, OR - Peters Room
September 19 – Santa Clara, CA - Avalon
September 20 – Las Vegas, NV - The Farm
September 21 – Los Angeles, CA - The Whiskey
September 22 – San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
September 24 – Tempe, AZ - Nile
September 25 – Farmington, NM - Gators
September 26 – Lubbock, TX - Jake’s
September 27 – Dallas, TX - Trees
September 28 – San Antonio, TX Scout Bar
September 29 – Houston, TX - Scout Bar
October 2 – Tampa, FL - The State
October 3 – Jacksonville, FL - Brewster’s
October 5 – Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
October 6 – Charleston, NC - Oasis
October 7 – Fayetteville, NC - Rock Shop
October 8 – West Springfield, VA - Jaxx
October 9 – Vineland, NJ - Hanger 84
October 10 – Philadelphia, PA - Poloris
October 12 – Providence, RI - Club Hell
October 13 – Pittsburgh, PA - Alter Bar
October 17 – Minneapolis, MN - Roberts off 10
October 19 – St Louis, MO - Pops
October 21 – Omaha, NE - Sokol Underground
October 22 – Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre
October 23 – Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep

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Slough Feg Finishes New Album

American heavy metal band Slough Feg has completed work on the band's follow-up to "Ape Uprising," which is entitled "The Animal Spirits." Vocalist/guitarist Mike Scalzi comments on the new album: "The title sounds like it could mean plenty of things, but really refers to an Aristotelian theory of perception that was somehow taken seriously until the mid to later 1700's (?!) Why this was I don't know, but it involves these bizarre fluid called ‘animal spirits’ traveling through a person's veins carrying information of what they have perceived, storing it in the heart, and then releasing it again when that thing is remembered. It really a primitive precursor to the idea of neurons firing in a chain, containing ideas. So that's what people will find if they do a little research about the title."

Going further into the themes of the album, Scalzi elaborates: "The content of the record is (subject wise) is not too far from usual SLOUGH FEG material. The first two songs are about Medieval Catholic theology. Then it switches to basic horror themes, a couple of songs about some insane person who thinks he's a vampire, and then a werewolf (inspired by the Gothic soap-opera ‘Dark Shadows’) then there's one of our weird ‘what if Dicky Betts of the Allman Brothers had joined Iron Maiden in 1980’ instrumentals. Then a few more songs about frustration, misery and madness, and a final fast, driving rock/metal number called ‘Tactical Air-War’, which will be sung by Bob Wright of Brocas Helm!”

You can listen to two new MP3s off the album, "The 95 Thesis" and "Free Market Barbarian" at this location. The album is set for a North American release on October 26th via Profound Lore Records. More...

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Khaos Abyssi Appearing On New Four Way Split

Iranian black metal act Khaos Abyssi has contributed to a new four way split release titled "Four Chapters of Satanic Evil," which will see release via Azermedoth Records. The other bands to appear on the split are Mystes, Nekrokrist SS, and Calvarium Funestus. The cover artwork and additional details on the split can be found at this location.

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Virgin Steele Nearly Done Recording New Album

Virgin Steele's David DeFeis has sent over another exclusive studio update (here's the first and the second update) from the recording sessions for the band's new album, "The Black Light Bacchanalia," indicating that they're nearly done recording and will soon be mixing it.

We are currently completing the remaining vocals, stray bits of orchestration and guitar solos....It looks like we will be heading into mix mode quite soon, and will hopefully remain on schedule! I am working non-stop to meet our deadline. New studio gear will be arriving this week and will certainly enhance what we are attempting to achieve. The album as I stated earlier is quite long, and also the bonus disc will also be pretty lengthy, as the spoken bio that I am doing is nearly 30 minutes at the moment...I hope to not simply have the bio sound like a dry dull history or science class assignment. I hope to add bits and pieces of music in there that will connect the various sections. I may use various tracks from the album, like an orchestra section or strings, that you normally would not hear that well, what with all the guitars and drums wailing away...so...it will hopefully prove entertaining.

The cover artwork is nearly ready. As I mentioned we are doing 3 distinct yet related covers. The images I have used here come from my travels in the world of History, Mythology, Anthropology and the Occult. There will be strange wood etchings used on all 3, that depict how the later "new religious" folk saw the earlier Gods & Goddess & their worship...

Anyway...it is a long hot summer here, as there is no air conditioning in the studio...and I am currently gushing water like monsoon season....It is time for one very quick leap into a nearby ocean, and then more black coffee and vocals....I shall switch to wine for the evening...

Thanks for listening and all the absolute best to you ALL!


PS In this photo...Pursino shows off his new "look"...

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Atheist Reveals New Album Artwork

Atheist has revealed the cover artwork online for the band's new album "Jupiter," which can be viewed at this location. "Jupiter" is set for release on November 8th, 2010 and has the following track listing:

1. Second to Sun
2. Fictitious Glide
3. Fraudulent Cloth
4. Live and Live Again
5. Faux King Christ
6. Tortoise the Titan
7. When the Beast
8. Third Person

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Engel Signs To Season Of Mist

Season of Mist has announced a record deal with Industrial metal act Engel. The band commented on the signing:

"We're extremely proud to say that we've inked a deal with the one and only Season of Mist! It feels really great to be a part of this company and we look forward to our continued success with them on board. With an established roster of some amazing artists already on their books and Season of Mist backing us up, we aim for World Domination, starting NOW!"

The Swedes' sophomore album is entitled "Threnody" and will be out on November 8th. You can listen to "Sense the Fire," a brand new track off the album on the band's MySpace page.

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Amorphis Announces Finnish Club Shows

To round off the band's 20th Anniversary year, Amorphis will play seven shows in major Finnish cities in December. In line with the upcoming "Magic & Mayhem" album, the set list will consist of material from the band’s early years. The shows in Seinäjoki, Oulu, and Tampere will be opened by Ensiferum. The details are as follows:

12/9 2010
Ovet 20.00, Show 21.30
Ennakko: Tiketti

12/10 2010
Ovet 20.00, Show 21.30

12/11 2010
Ovet 20.00, Show 23.00 More...

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Agathodaimon Announces 15th Anniversary Show

Germany's Agathodaimon has issued the following announcement about performing a 15th anniversary show in Frankfurt with Odium, Contrast, and Apsis:

"We just realized that Agathodaimon was formed almost 15 years ago - so we decided to have a little party the 10th September, at 'Die Halle' in Frankfurt. Well, nothing big and fancy, but we’ll play an extended, long set with lots of old classics, plus there’ll be other bands such as Odium, Contrast and Apsis. And of course there will be time to chat and have a drink together, so, come along and party with us! (Apart from that, it will be the last concert that will take place at this venue before it will be closed!)

"To celebrate our anniversary, we’ll be giving away 3*2 tickets for the concert in Frankfurt (that's in Germany, folks ;). Just send us an email to competition@agathodaimon.de and let us know why you should be getting free access, and you might be the lucky winner of 2 tickets."

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Arch Enemy Posts Performance Footage

Arch Enemy has posted footage from the band's performance in the Maldives, which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the clip: "In July 2010 Arch Enemy headed to the Maldives in the Indian Ocean and became the first international Metal/Rock band to perform there! Check out this clip with some highlights from this special occasion! Lots of pictures from the Maldives at this location!"

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August Burns Red Streaming Live Song

August Burns Red has checked in with the following announcement about streaming a new song online from the band's upcoming live CD/DVD release:

"We've put up the first song from our upcoming live CD/DVD "Home" on our page! So come by to check out the live version of 'White Washed!' There are also a bunch of sweet pre-order options up! You can get the CD/DVD at the Solid State Store:

- CD/DVD + Pillowcase
- CD/DVD + Shirt
- CD/DVD + Pillowcase + Shirt

"Or pick it up at Interpunk with a free poster or at Smartpunk with a signed booklet. 'Home' is out on September 28th and includes a CD and DVD recorded at a sold-out hometown performance in Manheim, PA earlier this year as well as a documentary from our time on tour. Speaking of tour, don't forget we will be coming around this fall with Bring Me The Horizon and more on the AP Tour! We'll see you soon!"

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Avenged Sevenfold Announces Headlining Tour

Avenged Sevenfold has issued the following announcement about a headlining tour in Europe: "Avenged Sevenfold is excited to bring their #1 record Nightmare to their fans across the Atlantic as they announce their first headline tour in Europe. Spread the word and tell your friends that their Nightmare has begun.?" The currently announced dates are as follows:

10/20 Barcelona, Spain Razzmatazz 2
10/21 Milan, Italy Alcatraz
10/23 Munich, Germany Theaterfabrik
10/24 Brussels, Belgium Ancienne Belgique
11/8 Dublin, Ireland Olympia
11/11 Cologne, Germany Live Music Hall
11/12 Luxembourg Rockhal Box
11/14 Paris, France Elysee-Montmartre
11/15 Amsterdam, NL Melkweg
11/16 Hamburg, Germany Markthalle
11/18 Copenhagen, Denmark Amager Bio
11/19 Malmo, Sweden KB
11/20 Stockholm, Sweden Arenan
11/22 Helsinki, Finland Ice Hall
11/24 Oslo, Norway Sentrum Scene

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Charm Designer Streaming All Songs From EP

Columbia's Charm Designer is currently streaming all five tracks online from the band's last EP release, entitled "Blood Sounds." The songs "Muse X," "Creation," "Autumn of Senses," "Crytingtime's Rising," and "From Below" can be heard via the Charm Designer MySpace page.

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Hail Of Bullets Launches Landing Page For Album

Hail of Bullets has launched a new landing page for the band's upcoming album "On Divine Winds," which includes streaming music, video clips, and pre-order details. The website can be found at this location. The site features the new song "Operation Z," along with a live video clip of the song "Nachthexen," which is off the band's first album. "On Divine Winds" is set to be released on October 12th via Metal Blade Records.

Vocalist Martin van Drunen commented on the concept of the album: "This time Hail of Bullets takes on the Pacific War. The expansion of the Empire of Japan throughout Asia, introducing a full scale war using all forces combined. The massive strike back of the Americans, whose marines bravely fought many tough and bloody battles on now forgotten insulate islands spread throughout the whole Pacific. This led to desperate Japanese defense tactics such as Kamikaze, human bullets and suicidal Banzai charges. Until finally, incendiary bombings brought the empire to its knees."

The track listing is as follows:

1. The Eve Of Battle
2. Operation Z
3. The Mukden Incident
4. Strategy Of Attrition
5. Full Scale War
6. Guadalcanal
7. On Coral Shores
8. Unsung Heroes
9. Tokyo Napalm Holocaust
10. Sugar Loaf Hill (bonus track on ltd. 1st Digibook edition)
11. Kamikaze
12. To Bear The Unbearable

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Elize Ryd To Tour With Kamelot Again

Kamelot has issued the following announcement about Elize Ryd of Amaranthe joining the band on the upcoming Kamelot North American tour dates:

"We are pleased to announce that Swedish vocalist Elize Ryd from Amaranthe will be joining the band on the North American Tour. She will also be part of the VIP meet and greet! Elize toured with Kamelot on their recent Summer Pandemonium Tour and also the band’s European tour earlier this Spring. Elize’s band Amaranthe recently signed a deal with Spinefarm/Universal."

A listing of the North American dates, along with Kamelot's other upcoming shows, can be found here.

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Manegarm Splits With Bassist

Sweden's Manegarm, who had previously announced the band's bassist would be missing several festival appearances, has now issued the following brief update about permanently parting ways with bass player Pierre Wilhelmsson:

"Månegarm part ways with bassist and long time member Pierre W. The band will not look for a replacement since Erik G will handle both vocals and bass on future recordings and live performances."

You can also check out sample Manegarm tracks via the band's MySpace page.

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Neaera Announces Record Release Show

Germany's Neaera is set to release the new album "Forging The Eclipse" on October 22nd, 2010. The band has now issued the following announcement about performing a record release show in support of the album:

"Hey there! As you know, we will be playing the record release show for our fifth album, Forging the Eclipse, in our hometown Münster on October 23rd. This special occasion demands a special location, which is why we chose the former Metropolis cinema as the battleground for this one. We hope that the Metropolis facilities will serve as a worthy site for the staging of what might become the loudest, sweatiest and maybe nudest (sic!) Braveheart re-enactment ever to be put into practice, BRUHAR HAR HAR. Come party and bang heads with us, and don't forget the popcorn!

"For this record release show we will print limited hardtickets which you will be able to order from Septembers 1st exclusively via Green Hell. Normal tickets are available now at your local ticket sales offices and via Internet. We will of course keep you updated on support bands as well other specials and info. Grab your tickets now and help us tear some shit down!"

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Hellbastard Announces More Tour Dates

U.K thrash/crust/metal band Hellbastard will play the first show of a U.S. tour on September 2nd in Seattle, Washington and continue through October 22nd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The string of dates includes one show in Mexico. In addition, the band will record a set at a free gig in Los Angeles, California for a live album.

The upcoming Hellbastard tour dates are as follows:

9/2 2010 The Funhouse Seattle, Washington
9/3 2010 The Morgue Seattle, Washington
9/4 2010 Satyricon Portland, Oregon
9/5 2010 Wandering Goat Cafe Eugene, Oregon
9/6 2010 DIY Show Chico, California,
9/7 2010 Chinatown Youth Center California
9/10 2010 924 GILMAN All Ages BERKELEY/SAN FRANCISCO, California
9/13 2010 "BOMB SHELTER" (free entrance) Live Show Recording LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
9/14 2010 The Ruby Room San Diego, California
9/15 2010 Divan De Alicia TIJUANA, MEXICO, Madero
9/16 2010 Sound Control w/ LANDMINE MARATHON SCOTTSDALE, Arizona
9/18 2010 Andre's Underground ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico
9/19 2010 Blast-O-Mat DENVER, Colorado
9/21 2010 "The Mouth" LAWRENCE, Kansas
9/23 2010 Rubber Gloves Denton, Texas, US
9/25 2010 The Vanguard Houston, TX
9/26 2010 The Saint NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
9/30 2010 PS WAREHOUSE ATLANTA, Georgia More...

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Shadows Fall Posts Fearless TV Live Clip

Shadows Fall has posted a video clip online of the band's performance of the song "The Light That Binds" on Fearless TV. The footage can be viewed below.

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Swallow The Sun Announces European Shows

Finland's Swallow the Sun has issued the following brief announcement about upcomign European tour dates: "We are proud and more than happy to announce that we will be joining forces with Sólstafir and Mar de Grises for another European tour next December! See you there!" The currently announced dates are as follows:

1.12. Steinbruch Theater, Darmstadt, Germany
2.12. Magnet, Berlin, Germany
3.12. Eastclub, Bischofswerda, Germany
4.12. Progresja, Warsaw, Poland
5.12. Exit Chmelnice, Prague, Czech Republic
6.12. Randal Club, Bratislava, Slovakia
7.12. Arena, Wien, Austria
8.12. Hirsch, Nürnberg, Germany
9.12. Kiff, Aarau, Switzerland
11.12. TBA, France
12.12. Be Cool, Barcelona, Spain
13.12. Ritmo y Compas, Madrid, Spain
14.12. Music Box, Lisboa, Portugal
15.12. Hard Club, Porto, Portugal
16.12. Tartufo, Bergara, Spain
17.12. Le Ferrailleur, Nantes, France
18.12. Glazart, Paris, France
19.12. Underworld, London, UK
20.12. Kade, Zaandam, Netherlands
21.12. Matrix, Bochum, Germany
22.12. Haus 11, Stuttgart, Germany

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Swashbuckle Posts New Album Teaser Trailer

New Jersey pirate metal act Swashbuckle has posted the first teaser trailer online for the band's upcoming album "Crime Always Pays..." The video trailer can be viewed below.

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"Black Metal Agenda 6" Available For Download

The sixth edition of the "Black Metal Agenda" compilation album is now online and available as a free download. All 10 tracks from the compilation can be found here and the promo artwork can be viewed at this location. The track listing for the compilation is as follows:

1. Terra Australis (Aus) - Gospel Of The Horns
2. Mist (Nld) - A World Of Ashes
3. Ifrid (Idn) - Litany Of Darkness
4. Ecuador Cadaver (Ecu) - Holocausto
5. Nattsvart (Swe) - Falsk
6. Equinox (Swe) - Satan Come To Me
7. Antiquus Scriptum (Prt) - Eu, O Misantropo...
8. Lycanthropy (Rus) - Cerberus Werewolves (part II)
9. Nyarlathotep (Esp) - VII
10. Throne Of Malediction (USA) - The Only One

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Sahg Posts New "Sahg III" Video Report

Norway's Sahg released the album "Sahg III" on August 30th, 2010. The band has now posted a third video report detailing the creation of the album, featuring the new song "Mortify," which can be viewed below.

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Darkest Era Issues Studio Report

Guitarist Ade Mulgrew of Darkest Era has issued the following update from the recording studio:

"Here’s a very short update from Foel Studios in Wales where we are currently hard at work recording what will be our debut album. We’ve been here a few days now and everything is running very smoothly with Chris Fielding at the helm. The studio is well renowned for it's warm production and analogue facilities and has been used in the past by everyone from Porcupine Tree to Primordial, Hawkwind, Napalm Death, The Wildhearts, and many more.

"In total we will spend 2 weeks here putting everything we’ve got into trying to capture on record, the Celtic metal storm, that has become our sound over the past number of years. More updates to come."

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Empires Of Eden Checks In With Band Update

Guitarist Stu Marshall of Empires of Eden has checked in with the following update about the band's activity:

"It's time for a blog update on what is happening. And there has been alot going on. Being currently signed and licensed to the label's 7Hard (world) and Rockstar Records (Australia), the newest album 'Reborn in Fire' is now on shelves globally. It's great to hear from people from all over the world, please, keep the messages flowing. In other good news, a few of Europe's most prestigious metal reviewers are saying great things about the album. 7Hard contacted me the other day to say they are repressing the album due to the sales figs and it seems to be reaching metal fans everywhere.

"I can also mention I have been in contact with many of the guests since recording the album, and they are all thrilled with the end result. It's still something I enjoy listening to and there are plans afoot for album #3 next year. Next, we are trying some European and US based promoters to tour this epic, once we get some confirmation we will announce it here of course.

"This year I'll be re-mixing and remastering the debut album. The re-release will include a bonus track from US metal screamer 'Sean Peck' and with critics raving about his song on the new album, we discussed something over the top to include. I am thinking of adding a few new instrumental tracks as bonus' also. More...

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Enemynside Announces Guest Musician

Enemynside has announced Richie Kotzen will appear for a guest guitar solo on the song "Too Many Times," which will appear on the band's new album.

Vocalist Francesco Cremisini commented: "I'm very proud to have such a great musician playing a solo on the band's new album, he's one of the most talented guitar player around and a really nice person."

Guitarist Mat Bellezza also added: "The song he plays the solo on had this kind of instrumental part in the middle which sounded quite unusual for us because the first half is just with bass and drums and the second half with rhythm guitars too. We needed something different from the other solos on the album, something really distinctive, a solo which could play the lead role once the song gets there. Thanks to Richie now we got it!"

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Just One Fix Announces New Shows

Just One Fix has issued the following announcement about upcoming shows in New Zealand:

"South island here we go! Finally we're heading down South - Dunedin and Christchurch to be precise! Including an all age show in Christchurch! Both shows will be with metal titans TAINTED, with supports to be announced.

"Friday November 5 - DUNEDIN - Refuel, Saturday November 6 - CHRISTCHURCH - Al's Bar (4pm - All Ages, 8:30pm 18+) More details to be announced!"

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Noctem Posts "Divinity" Video

Noctem has posted a new music video online for the song "Divinity," which can be viewed below. "Divinity" was directed by Miguel Angel Font Bisier HT Producciones) and includes orchestral arrangements by Christos Antoniou from Septic Flesh.

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Place Of Skulls Updates Tour Schedule

Knoxville, Tennessee based religious doom metallers Place of Skulls have updated their tour schedule with the following dates:

01.10. USA - Knoxville, The Shop
23.10. GER - Würzburg, Posthalle, Hammer of Doom 4 Festival
24.10. GER - Köln, Gebäude 9
25.10 F - Paris, tbc.
26.10 NL - Tilburg, Little Devil
28.10 DK - Kopenhagen, Loppen
29.10 NOR - Oslo, Rockefeller/ John Dee with ORANGE GOBLIN
30.10 NOR - Stavanger/ Sandnes, Tribute, with ORANGE GOBLIN
31.10 NOR - tbc.
02.11. GER - Hamburg, Hafenklang
03.11. GER - Rostock, Mau
04.11. GER - Berlin, White Trash
05.11. GER - Bielefeld, Falkendom
06.11. B - Eeklo, JH De Lochtink
07.11. NL - Rotterdam, Baroeg, Dutch Doom Days 9
08.11. GER - Jena, Rosenkeller

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X Japan Planning Their First North American Tour

Japanese power metal band X Japan are returning to North America after their appearances at both Otakon and Lollapalooza. This marks the band's first complete tour of North America and their third performance in the continent after one-off shows in Los Angeles and Chicago.

The tour will be followed shortly by X Japan's first new album in fourteen years and their first without their late lead guitarist Hideto Matsumoto. The thirty times platinum band's tour dates are as follows:

Sat. Sep. 25, 2010
Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA(2,300)
Live Nation/Rich Best 323-769-4326

Tue. Sep. 28, 2010
Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA(2,800)
Another Planet/Allen scott 510-548-3010

Fri. Oct. 1, 2010 - Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA
Sun. Oct. 3, 2010 - Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, BC
Wed. Oct. 6, 2010 - Riviera, Chicago, IL
Thu. Oct. 7, 2010 - Massey Hall, Toronto, ON
Sun. Oct. 10, 2010 - Roseland, New York, NY

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Grave Parts Ways With Bass Player

Swedish death metal outfit Grave has announced that they have parted ways with bass player Fredrik Isaksson. A message from the band reads as follows:

"We would like this to get official before too many rumors start.

"Grave has parted ways with bass player Fredrik Isaksson due to personal reasons and issues. Fredrik played his last show with us in late July at the Eisenwahn festival in Germany. More...

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Visions Of The Night To Play Funeral Home Show

Ontario's Visions of the Night has checked in with the following announcement about playing a show in a funeral home in New York:

"Visions of the Night and Sapremia will be playing a real Funeral Home in Buffalo, NY as part of the Butchering the NorthEast 2010 tour: Cleanse Your Demons, Visions of the Night, Sapremia, Pig Rectum, Septaphile."

The details of the show are as follows:

Friday September 3rd, 2010
366 Ontario Street
Buffalo, NY

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Rare Death Video Footage Posted Online

A brand new video clip of DEATH’s Chuck Schuldiner during a promotional trip in Europe in 1991 has been posted online, and is viewable below. The clip was shot and edited by DEATH manager Eric Greif, who was with Schuldiner during the trip. The three-minute video shows highlights from the cross-country trip, culminating with Schuldiner’s interview for MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball at the MTV studios in London.

Relapse is set to release an expanded version of the classic debut album, “The Fragile Art of Existence,” from Chuck Schuldiner’s progressive heavy metal band CONTROL DENIED this October. The expanded version of “The Fragile Art of Existence” will include bonus tracks, extra band photography, expanded art and packaging and more. Full details on this release will be announced shortly.

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Kampfar Working On New Album

Norwegian black metal band Kampfar is currently in the latter stages of writing the follow-up to
2008's "Heimgang" album. The band will enter Abyss Studio with Peter Tägtgren to record the new album. Its release is expected in Spring 2011.

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The Acacia Strain Debuts New Music Video

THE ACACIA STRAIN has launched the brand new video for the track, "The Hills Have Eyes." The video was filmed by director David Brodsky (Hatebreed, The Black Dahlia Murder, Unearth) and comes from their latest album, "Wormwood," which debuted at #67 on Billboard's Top 200, in July.

THE ACACIA STRAIN will be heading to Europe next month for the "Hell On Earth Tour" alongside EVERYTIME I DIE, TERROR, ALL SHALL PERISH, THICK AS BLOOD, DOWN TO NOTHING, and VERA CRUZ, The band also just announced they would be headlining an East coast tour called, "To Catch a Predatour" with support from THE RED CHORD, TERROR, GAZA, and THE CONTORTIONIST. "To Catch a Predatour" is presented by All In Merchandise, Revolver Magazine, and Metal Injection.

Here are the upcoming THE ACACIA STRAIN tour dates: More...

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D.R.I. Replaces Sepultura On Persistence Tour

Brazilian thrash metal legends Sepultura has pulled out of this year's edition of the Persistence tour, which is scheduled to kick off this December in Belgium. Taking their place will be crossover thrash veterans Dirty Rotten Imbeciles. Headlining the tour will be New York hardcore icons Sick Of It All, along with Blood For Blood, Unearth, Evergreen Terrace and Casey Jones.

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Disturbed Track Featured in Mortal Kombat Trailer

The song "Another Way to Die" by Chicago heavy metal band Disturbed has been featured in the trailer for the new Mortal Kombat game. This marks the first new footage of the game since E32010. The track comes off of Disturbed's latest release, "Asylum" which debuted at the #1 spot on Apple's iTunes store upon the day of its release. The trailer can be watched on IGn.com here.

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