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Metal News for September 10, 2009

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28 news articles posted on this day.

Anno Domini Posts Studio Update

Sydney’s Anno Domini recently posted an update from the studio, where the band is currently recording their debut full legnth, set for release later in 2009.

“Just a quick update on the album. We have completed the drums very nicely in a couple days. We are moving forward and starting on the bass tomorrow. Guitars should be done the week after if all goes well.

"Video diaries are being created of every process the band goes through for recording aswell as home studio videos. They should be out in the next couple of weeks on the myspace and on youtube.

"Teasers will also be put up on myspace. Samples of tracks just to give you a preview of the album in the not to distant future. The album is sounding really kickass at the moment! Until next time!”

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Murder She Wrote Drummer Fractures Pinky

Murder She Wrote, formerly known as A Filthy Addiction, has issued the following announcement about canceling their upcoming tour dates due to their drummer injuring his hand:

"Bad News. Hey guys i have some really bad news. I'm not gonna get into too much detail but unfortunately I fractured my pinky and will not be able to play the drums for a while. This means we are most likely to cancel all of our upcoming shows through mid October. We WILL still be playing the school of rock show with Haste The Day. if i had to id glue a drumstick to my hand to play that show for all you guys.

"Again I'm really sorry if I've disappointed any of you, but the best way you guys can make me feel better is by showing some love and support for me and my band mates. Also buy tickets to see us at SCHOOL OF ROCK NJ w/ HASTE THE DAY. that will be my return show. tix are $12 so talk to us!"

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Hail! Posts Live Performance Footage Online

Hail!, the group featuring David Ellefson, Jimmy Degrasso (ex-Megadeth), Andreas Kisser (Sepultura) and Tim "Ripper" Owens, has posted a series of videos online from their recent performance in Denmark. The video clips can be viewed below. More...

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Dying Fetus Streaming Entire New Album Online

Dying Fetus are streaming their brand new album "Descend Into Depravity" in its entirety online at this location. "Descend Into Depravity" will see its North American release date next Tuesday, September 18th followed by an international release on September 21st. "Descend Into Depravity" will be available on CD, LP (packaged with download card), and a limited edition digipak. More information on all available formats can be found here.

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Revolting Announces New Album Details

Revolting has issued the following announcement about releasing a new album titled "The Terror Threshold:"

"REVOLTING is proud to announce they will be releasing their 2nd full CD on Razorback Recordings! No release date is set yet, but the album will be titled 'THE TERROR THRESHOLD' and will contain 9 new songs of the catchy, heavy, and twisted Swedish Death Metal the band performed so well on their debut album 'Dreadful Pleasures.' Look for even more intense riffing, bizarre and darker passages, and more headbanging horror insanity!

"Horror comic artist Jeff Zornow will be providing the cover art this time around that will blow all of you away!
Check out a sneak peek sample of the art on the official REVOLTING myspace page!

"Some of the songs that will appear will be: 'Destructive Organism', 'Trigger the Trap', 'Grotesque Beyond Belief', and more! The album will also contain 2 bonus tracks from the planned but later canceled split 7' with Claws!"

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Saattue Posts New Song And Music Video Online

Finnish metallers Saattue have issued the following announcement about streaming a new song and music video online:

"New track has been added to the Saattue myspace music player. The track is called Vapahtaja and it will be the opening track for the new album Vuoroveri. The track features special guest appearances by Aleksi Laiho of Children of Bodom on guitar solo, Pasi Koskinen of Ajattara on backing vocals and Aapo Romu of Vanguard on cello.

"Saattue has also uploaded their new video for the song Vapahtaja. The video is directed by Matti Salminen and produced by Organized Chaos Videos"

The video clip for "Vapahtaja" can be viewed below. More...

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The Haunted's Peter Dolving Accepting Art Jobs

The Haunted frontman Peter Dolving has begun accepting commissions for his art work for tattoo designs, t-shirt designs, and sleeve designs. Those interested in commissioning him to design something or in his work featured on his MySpace page can send him a message via MySpace.

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Megadeth Streaming Entire New Album Online

Megadeth is currently streaming their entire new album "Endgame" online at their MySpace page. "Endgame" is set for a September 15th release date through Roadrunner Records.

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Anvil To Appear On The Tonight Show

Anvil will make its late-night performance debut on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien on Tuesday, October 6. "The Tonight Show" performance is in support of the release of the band's new album, "This is Thirteen," which hits stores on Tuesday, September 15, and the "Anvil! The Story of Anvil" DVD set for an October 6 release date.

For this auspicious occasion, Anvil - guitarist/vocalist Steve "Lips" Kudlow, drummer Robb Reiner, and bassist Glenn Five - will perform the song that many consider their anthem, "Metal On Metal," which is included as a bonus track on the "This is Thirteen" limited edition vinyl. The band members will also get a little couch time with O'Brien.

"I am so nervous about doing the show," said Lips. "This is big, the biggest thing we have ever done on TV. I almost cried when my mom said she might not be able to stay up that late to watch it, so we're going to tape it for her. We can't wait to meet Conan, and I think Robb is pretty excited to meet Max Weinberg."

VH1 Classic Records, who is releasing "This is Thirteen," has just posted an exclusive premiere of the album on The Leak. Those who log on between today and September 16 will be able to stream the album in its entirety.

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Dark Arena Finishes Recording New Album

Dark Arena has issued the following announcement about finishing their new album "Flowingblack:"

"After many trials and tribulations the sophomore release from Dark Arena is finally complete. Flowingblack containing 11 tracks of dark power-metal will be available to the public in late October. New line-up: Juan Ricardo (Vocals), Paul Konjicija (Guitars), Chris Stolle (Drums), Ryan Tyndal (Bass), Ron George (Keys), and Allan Marcus (Guitars)."

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Every Time I Die Streaming New Album Online

Every Time I Die is currently set to release their new album "New Junk Aesthetic" on September 15th. The band issued the following update about streaming the entire new album online:

"Our new album New Junk Aesthetic hits stores next week and starting today you can listen to the entire record on MySpace! Click Here to listen, then head to the ETID Store to order your copy of New Junk Aesthetic today! Make sure to check out our tour dates to find out when we're hitting your city on our fall tour!"

Every Time I Die's upcoming tour schedule is as follows: More...

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Gunfire 76 Announces Touring Members

Gunfire 76 has issued the following statement about recruiting new tour members:

"Joining Wednesday 13 - and filling out Gunfire 76 on tour - will be Roman Surman (guitar), Dave Muselman (guitar, formerly of Jet Black Stare), Scott Whalen (bass player, also of Econoline Crush) and Rob Hammersmith (drums, current member of Rockets To Ruin).

"We are looking forward to getting together and hitting the road!"

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Panopticon To Release "Collapse" On Vinyl

Atmospheric black metal band Panopticon has issued the following update about releasing the album "Collapse" on vinyl:

"I'm extremely excited to announce that Flensor Records (in cooperation with pagan flames) is releasing a vinyl version of the 2nd panopticon opus "collapse". The release will come with incredible full color artwork, color vinyl and will be a limited release. The 4th side of the record will feature an exclusive bonus track with guest vocals by a very very special guest who will be announced shortly,but let me tell you, this is going to be the highlight of the record.

"The track will be recorded on September 19th by skallehammeren at the cricket cave and mastered for the same quality of recording as collapse. Our guest vocalist is recording his tracks at his home in Scotland, and everything will be mixed here.

"More updates on this soon...."

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Septicflesh Working On New Album

Greek metallers Septicflesh have issued the following update about working on a new album:

"We are extremely pleased to announce the union of two forces for our future endeavors as a band. We’ve joined forces with the Agency Group for North American booking (Dimmu Borgir, Lamb Of God, Behemoth, Cannibal Corpse etc..) and Hard Impact management (Kataklysm, Arsis, Blackguard etc..) for worldwide management”

"The band is also hard at work composing the new songs and ideas that will eventually end up on the follow up to the critically acclaimed album Communion. The plan is to go back to studio to Fredrik Nordström at Fredman studio next summer and also work with the Filmharmonic Orchestra of Prague. Tentative release is fall of 2010..."

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We, The Undersigned Issues Band Update

We, the Undersigned has issued the following update about posting new songs online and getting ready for upcoming tour dates:

"Good morrow Gents and females.

"It's been a while, so I might as well waste some more of your time. First, we're posting new songs! I'm sure you've noticed, we spam right good, but as time goes by we'll be posting a few more tunes. At the end of the month we'll be posting the ENTIRE ALBUM! Dun dun dun....so if you're really keen you could download a stream recorder and leak that shit everywhere, you might as well really...binary should be free, fuck paying for 1's and 0's.

"Next, the tour! It's coming along nice and we should be able to announce the dates at the end of the month, maybe sooner. We're pretty stoked to be sharing the road with Ninja Spy so check them out, fucking awesome. We'll be with them from Nov 1st to the 20th covering land from Ontario to British Columbia, so keep watch.

"Alright, hmmm...nothing else witty, or important, is coming to mind thus I might as well stop wasting you time."

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Hatebreed & Trivium Announce Two California Shows

Hatebreed and Trivium have teamed up for two shows in California in November:

Nov. 27 San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
Nov. 28 Los Angeles, CA - Palladium

Also on the bill are Cannibal Corpse, Chimaira, Unearth, Whitechapel, Born of Osiris, Hate Eternal and Dirge Within.

All bands will be on tour tour this fall. For a list of Hatebreed, Cannibal Corpse, Unearth, Born of Osiris and Hate Eternal tour dates, visit this page. For Trivium, Whitechapel, Chimaira and Dirge Within tour dates, follow these links: first leg and second leg.

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Gus G. Recaps Summer, to Play 2nd Show With Ozzy

Firewind guitarist Gus G. checked in with the following recap of all of the band's activities during the past months and more:

"Summer of 2009 is gone and we've just returned from the last festival show of the season! I must say that we had some really great shows this summer and Ilha do Ermal in Portugal was one of the best for us!

"It felt nice to return to Portugal (first time was in 2007) and see so many of our friends and fans! We even did an encore, usually that doesn't happen in a festival situation, but this time it worked out since people kept screaming for more and wouldn't let us leave the stage!

"Looking back now most of the shows were highlights. We're still amazed by the reception we got on our first trip to Turkey @ Unirock festival, the 'dream come true' gig by supporting the Scorpions @ Greece's Creta Festival (and me jamming w/ the Scorps later that night!), the completely packed 15.000 capacity tent @ Graspop and our glorious return to Finland @ the fantastic Tuska festival!

"Then of course there were the German shows. I'm glad we did both Rock Hard & Summer Breeze festival - my personal favourite being Rock Hard (such a great vibe in Gelsenkirchen!)

"In between the festival madness, something truly unbelievable happened to me: I played a show with the Godfather of heavy metal - Ozzy Osbourne! I spent the best time of my life in L.A, rehearsing with Ozzy and his band and on August 22nd we played the Blizzcon video game convention in Anaheim.,CA as most of you probably know by now. It would be stupid to go on about how cool and great this was - I don't think these feelings & this experience can be described with just a few words!

"We are aware that this has caused lots of our fans wondering about the future of FIREWIND. No need to worry about anything boys & girls, FIREWIND is stronger than ever and we're entering the studio @ the end of September to record our 6th studio album. We still don't have a title for it, but we do have 12 brand new Metal tunes that we're VERY proud of!!!

"In time we'll keep you updated with the recording process, reveal some song titles and hopefully show you some videos from the studio.

"Stay tuned & Stay Metal!


Gus G. will perform for the secnd time with Ozzy Osbourne on Saturday, September 12th at the Sunset Strip Music Festival in Los Angeles, California.

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Blackguard Checks In with Tour Recap, Album Update

Blackguard vocalist Paul Ablaze has checked in with the following Summer Slaughter Tour recap and new album update:

"Hey everyone! Paul Ablaze here. I'm very sorry for the lack of updates, these things slip my mind sometimes . But here it is finally (better late than never i suppose) a little something to let you all know what's gone down and what's in the works!

"Summer Slaughter Re-cap (i started writing this a while ago)

"This years summer slaughter has come and gone. Beers were drunk, blood was shed, vomit covered jeans, didn't see anyone cry but who knows? Point is no one came out the other end of this beast unchanged in some way, and we are without a doubt stronger than we've ever been as a band because of it.
This being only our second full north american tour we had everything to prove to both the fans and our peers, and i believe we won the respect of both along the way. I had said early on in the tour how amazed i was on how social everyone was and how much we as a tour came together and pulled for one another. I truly believe that the only reason this tour finished when it was suppose to and not 4 weeks earlier was because of the strength in character everyone displayed and how devoid everyone was of any kind of "ego" or "rock star" mentality.

"There are certain memories that surly stick out amongst the never ending (sometimes fuzzy) memories of good times that happened over the past month and a half. a few note worthy ones include: More...

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Arch Enemy's "The Root Of All Evil" Trailer Posted

Arch Enemy has launched the official album trailer for their upcoming release, "The Root of All Evil," viewable below.

The Root of All Evil contains a selection of completely re-recorded tracks from the band’s first three albums, "Black Earth" (1996), "Stigmata" (1998) and "Burning Bridges" (1999), reenergized and upgraded by the band’s definitive line-up. The new record will be available in the US on October 6th, via Century Media Records.

Furthermore, the band has confirmed a European headlining run with Destruction, Abigail Williams and Triosphere, which will kick off in December. More...

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Dark Tranquility Announces Tour Dates In Turkey

Dark Tranquility has issued the following update about new tour dates in Turkey:

"We're pleased to confirm our first proper tour through Turkey. The response to our 2001 and 2008 shows in Istanbul was nothing short of amazing, so we're very much looking forward to experiencing some other cities as well.

"The dates are as follows. For ticket information, please click here."

12/2 Maçka Küçükçiftlik Park - Istanbul
12/3 Ooze Venue - Izmir
12/4 222 Park - Eskisehir
12/5 Ankara Saklikent - Ankar

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Down To Preview New DVD At Kronk Fest 2009

Down has issued the following statement about showing a sneak preview of their upcoming live DVD at the Kronk Fest 2009:

"Philip Anselmo will make a special guest appearance at Kronk Fest 2009, which will benefit the Kronk Gym Foundation in its efforts to provide new equipment for the Kronk boxing gym, plus tournament funding for the Kronk amateur boxing team.

"Playing live at the Kronk Fest will be two Michigan heavy-metal sluggers: DEADHOUSE rocking out of Detroit and CAVALCADE from Lansing. As an extra-special bonus, there will be an exclusive sneak preview of the long-awaited rockumentary 'Down – Diary of a Mad Band', which is scheduled for release in 2010. Watch the members of DOWN as they tear up Europe — literally and figuratively — on their first European tour.

"Doors for this special evening open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. A $50 VIP ticket earns you the right to party with Anselmo in the VIP section and a limited-edition autographed photo.

"To make a donation or purchase tickets for Kronk Fest 2009, visit here or call (248) 917-1793."

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Illdisposed Prepares For Tour With Hatesphere

Denmark's Illdisposed has issued the following statement about their upcoming tour alongside Hatesphere and Dawn of Demise:

"This message is mainly for the Danish people - and everybody else who feels like going to the heaviest show in Denmark these days: Tomorrow we kick off the MTV Headbangers Ball tour together with Hatesphere and Dawn Of Demise. It'll go off at Tapperiet in Køge and saturday at Badeanstalten in Slagelse.

"Of course we'll bring our new album as well as the 2 Roadrunner re-releases and a shitload of new merchandise! Here's a flyer for the tour."

Illdisposed's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Korpiklaani Comments On Upcoming Paganfest Tour

Finnish folk metallers Korpiklaani have issued the following statement about the upcoming European Paganfest tour:

"We are all packed now, doing the last checks before boarding and heading Germany for the first show of this year's Paganfest. This big European tour will start off tomorrow in München. We will tour in many European countries and hope to see many of our old friends there, and meet new ones!

"We are asked to headline this Paganfest Tour together with Die Apokalyptischen Reiter. Of course more bands take part in this great tour: Unleashed, Alestorm, Ex Deo and our old Paganfest friends Swashbuckle. During some evenings we will have special guests, like our fellow countrymen Moonsorrow and Norway’s Einherjer.

"We will keep you all updated, and hope to meet you at Paganfest!"

Korpiklaani's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Helltrain Streaming Entire Album Online

Swedish "death 'n roll" band Helltrain has issued the following announcement about streaming their entire 2008 album "Rock 'n Roll Devil" online:

"Hi folks!

"Now you can listen to all the songs on Rock n roll devil here on myspace. Cheers and see ya all in Moscow!"

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Ihsahn Working On New Album

Solo artist Ihsahn, formerly of Emperor and Peccatum, has announced that he is working on a new album titled "After." Ihsahn has posted a studio video online for the recording of the album, which can be viewed below. Mnemosyne Productions issued the following statement about the video clip:

"We would like to share the first studio report from Ihsahn’s forthcoming album After. This footage features mainly the initial guitar recordings, and gives a hint or two of the musical direction of the album. WARNING: This episode features absolutely no excitement, enthusiasm or action of any kind. Welcome to the world of the solo artist!" More...

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Stryper Gears Up For North American Tour

Christian rockers Stryper have issued the following statement about gearing up for their upcoming tour dates:

"Rehearsals are going extremely well. The guys are sounding incredible and really enjoying themselves. Spirits are high. Laughter, smiles, practical jokes, and of course intense hard-work and long days of practice fill the air as the band gears up to kick-off their 25th Anniversary world tour this Friday, September 11 at 'House of Blues' in Boston.

"Tuesday was spent running through the set several times and tweaking the new in-ear monitor system they'll be using on this tour. Also this week, the final yellow and black outfits arrived via FedEx. That was an exciting moment - like unwrapping a present on Christmas morning. Everyone is thrilled with the job Ray Brown did with the outfits (Ray Brown was the original outfit designer from the 80's).

The band also took a brief break from rehearsals to meet with One Verse, the ministry in which we are partnering with during this tour. Tom Scholz and Gary Pihl from BOSTON stopped by yesterday and briefly ran through 'Peace of Mind'. They'll be sitting in with the band on September 11 in Boston. If you live anywhere in the Boston area, or even if you don't, this is a show worth catching. It will be a historic night. More...

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Code Announces New Touring Drummer

Norwegian black metal band Code has issued the following update:

"We would like to welcome and introduce a new live drummer into our ranks who has been working with tireless discipline behind the scenes to prepare the raw backbone of our live shows on the forthcoming European tour. The cult has been injected with new blood and with more rehearsals than we have ever managed to have in the history of the band, we look forward to playing you songs from Nouveau Gloaming and Resplendent Grotesque in a way that you haven't heard them before – enhancing the spirit of Code."

"We hope you will join us in welcoming Vooren into the cult of the wayside pastors and on to the stage at your local show!"

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Winger's New Album, "Karma," Details Revealed

Frontiers Records has announced the official release date of WINGER’s fifth studio album entitled “Karma” as October 16th in Europe and October 27th in the USA.

WINGER reunited after more than a decade in 2006 for the release of the successful come back album entitled “IV,” dealing with the concept of the military life and what it was like to be a soldier, from a soldier’s perspective, leaving politics at the door. “After Winger IV we toured the United States, Europe, Australia and Japan during which made a live record” says Kip Winger. “When the chance came up to do a new Winger record, I envisioned a upbeat totally rocking record that was a cross between the 1st Winger album and Pull. So Reb and I sat down and wrote all the music in a month or so. I worked for 6 months to finish it in the classic Winger style”.

The title itself “Karma” represents Winger completing its full musical circle as Kip Winger explains “We were discussing the very interesting path the band has had and we have all been through so much together. So we went for “Karma” as this is a word that truly sums up the experience of being in the band.”

“Usually Winger fans don’t 'expect' anything because they know we do what we feel like doing artistically,” explains Kip. “It is not a commercially driven band. I can say that the songs are very upbeat”. Reb Beach adds: “It's a very up-tempo riff driven rocking record. It has the elements of vintage Winger from ‘89 but has the blood, sweat and tears of years 20 years of writing, recording and touring!”

“Karma” will be released with the first pressing in limited digipak edition and includes the following songs:

Deal With The Devil
Stone Cold Killer
Big World Away
Come A Little Closer
Pull Me Under
Always Within Me
Feeding Frenzy
After All This Time
First Ending (Bonus Track)

Also included there will be an Electronic Press Kit, with footage filmed in the studio during the recording sessions, that is playable on all computers as an interactive bonus.

Winger also announced their forthcoming European tour in support to the new album’s release: More...

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