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Metal News for September 10, 2010

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39 news articles posted on this day.

3 Inches of Blood To Perform With Alexisonfire

Canadian power/thrash metallers 3 Inches of Blood have announced the date for their one off performance with Canadian alternative pop-punk act Alexisonfire. The concert is set to take place on November 27th, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada at the PNE Forum. Also set to appear are Norma Jean and La Dispute. Norma Jean will continue on the entire duration of the Canadian tour with Alexisonfire.

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Kataklysm Uploads New Weibsode

Montreal based extreme metallers Kataklysm have uploaded a new edition in their online webisode series. The video contains footage of the the band answering questions submitted by fans, performing at the Heavy MTL festival, playing Ozzfest and celebrating Maurizio Iacono's birthday.

The video can be viewed below:

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Stone Sour Announces European tour With Hellyeah

Stone Sour, the Iowa alternative metal act featuring Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor, has announced a long list tour dates set to take place in Europe throughout October and November. Support on the tour will come from Avenged Sevenfold and HellYeah.

Stone Sour European tour dates:
Oct. 22 - GER, Berlin Huxleys / C-Hall
Oct. 23 - GER, Cologne E-Werk
Oct. 24 - GER, Stuttgart Longhorn LKA
Oct. 26 - SCO, Glasgow SECC*
Oct. 27 - ENG, Manchester Academy*
Oct. 28 - ENG, Birmingham NIA*
Oct. 30 - ENG, Hammersmith Apollo
Oct. 31 - ENG, Hammersmith Apollo
Nov. 02 - ENG, Newcastle Academy*
Nov. 03 - ENG, Leeds Academy*
Nov. 04 - ENG, Manchester Academy*
Nov. 06 - ENG, Plymouth Pavilion*
Nov. 07 - ENG, Brighton Centre*
Nov. 09 - HOL, Tilburg 013
Nov. 11 - SWI, Zurich Volkshaus
Nov. 12 - ITA, Milan Live Club
Nov. 14 - GER, Hamburg Docks
Nov. 16 - DEN, Copenhagen Vega Main Hall
Nov. 17 - NOR, Oslo Sentrum Scene
Nov. 18 - SWE, Stockholm Arenan
Nov. 20 - GER, Dresden Strasse E / Eventwerk
Nov. 21 - GER, Herford X / Ringlok
Nov. 22 - GER, Munich Kesselhaus

*Avenged Sevenfold's only scheduled dates

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Swedish Metal Elite To Record Anti-Bullying Song

Several members of notable Swedish metal bands including Meshuggah, Hypocrisy, Soilwork, Nightwish and Evergrey have come together to record an anti-bullying song as a way of raising awareness and taking action on the topic of bullying and harrassment in schools. The new band, a one-off project, is called Sweden United whose new single, "Open Your Eyes", will be made available on October 11th, 2010 through Supernova Records. The single was mixed by acclaimed producer Jens Bogren.

Musicians set to appear on "Open Your Eyes" include:
Jens Kidman (MESHUGGAH)
Jimmie Strimmel (DEAD BY APRIL)
Anette Olzon (NIGHTWISH)
Björn "Speed" Strid (SOILWORK)
Henrik Englund (SCARPOINT)
Zak Tell (CLAWFINGER)
Martin Westerstrand (LILLASYSTER)
Tom S. Englund (EVERGREY)
Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN)

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Amorphis Confirms Festival Appearance

Finnish progressive metallers Amorphis have announced their participation in the upcoming 2010 edition of the Aalborg Metal Festival. Aalborg Metal Festival 2010 is set to take place November 5-6, 2010 at Studenterhuset in Aalborg, Denmark. Other notable acts scheduled to appear include Immolation, Napalm Death, Katatonia and Pestilence.

The Aalborg Metal Festival 2010 is as follows:
100 KNIFES INSIDE
AMORPHIS
BY THE PATIENT
CHAINFIST
CROCELL
DAWN OF DEMISE
DØDNING
FETUS IN FETU
ILLDISPOSED
IMMOLATION
INCORRECT
KATATONIA
MACABRE
MONSTER MAGNET
NAPALM DEATH
ORPHANED LAND
PESTILENCE
PSYCODE
SCARRED BY BEATUY
SEVENTH VOID
STUCK MOJO
VIRA
WALKING THE CADAVER

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Uriah Heep Prepares New Live Album

Iconic heavy prog rockers Uriah Heep have revealed details concerning the band's upcoming live album titled "Official Bootleg Volume II – Live in Budapest, Hungary 2010." The new live set will be a part of a continuous series.

The band commented by saying:
"This is an official bootleg recording from our concert in the Petofi Hall, Budapest Hungary, on the 4th May 2010. There are going to be many more recordings from around the world, as this will be an ongoing series, giving fans the chance to hear the band in many different countries. These recordings are true official bootlegs in every sense and they reflect that nights performance as it happened, totally untouched. You can almost feel that you are at the concert, so put the CD on, turn it up loud, close your eyes and enjoy a night in Budapest with Uriah Heep.

"Official Bootleg Volume II – Live in Budapest, Hungary 2010" tentative tracklisting:
1. Wake The Sleeper
2. Return to Fantasy
3. Only Human
4. Book Of Lies
5. Bird Of Prey
6. Corridors of Madness
7. Love in Silence
8. Rain
9. Wizard
10. Free Me
11. Sunrise
12. Free ‘n’ Easy
13. Angels Walk With You
14. July Morning
15. Easy Livin’
16. Lady In Black

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Impiety Reveals New Album Title

Singaporean blackened death metal act Impiety have revealed the titled to their upcoming studio album. The album's title has been set as "Worshippers of the Seventh Tyranny." "Worshippers of the Seventh Tyranny" is the follow up to 2009's "Terroreign" is will be the seventh album from the band. "Worshippers of the Seventh Tyranny" is currently being recorded at Music City Studios in Treviso, Italy for release through Agonia Records sometime in mid 2011.

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Devildriver Uploads 11th Video Clip

DevilDriver has posted the 11th edition of the band's "You May Know Us From The Stage" video series. "Chapter 11" can be viewed in the video clip below.

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Mychildren Mybride Uploads Tour Recap Video

Madison, Alabama christian metallers Mychildren Mybride have uploaded a tour recap video documenting the band's journeys on the road during the month of august. Mychildren Mybride have been on tour in support of their latest album, "Lost Boy," which was released this past June through Solid State Records.

You can view the video below:

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Opeth Posts "On the Road" Video Clip Online

Sweden's premier progressive metal act Opeth have posted a short clip of the documentary "On Tour with Opeth" through the Roadrunner Records website. The documentary clip is featured on the upcoming live concert DVD titled "In Live Concert at the Royal Albert Hall." The DVD is set for release on September 21st, 2010.

You can view the video below:

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Rob Flynn Seeks Help In Recovering Guitars

As was previously reported, Machine Head main man Robb Flynn's house was broken into, and guitars were among the stolen possessions. Flynn appeared on television asking for help in recovering the guitars, one of which was used to record the band's first album "Burn My Eyes" and the other was a gift from Dimebag Darrell. The video clip can be viewed below.

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Cephalic Carnage Performance Footage Available

Metal Injection was on hand at the Sonar in Baltimore, MD to shoot multi-cam footage of Cephalic Carnage as part of the band's appearance on the Summer Slaughter tour. A video of Cephalic Carnage playing "Wraith" can be viewed below, while video of "Endless Cycle of Violence" can be found here.


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Salome Finishes New Album

Extreme sludge doom metal trio Salome have completed work on their new album "Terminal," which is set for release on November 9th, 2010. The track listing for the album is as follows:

1. The Message
2. Terminal
3. Master Failure
4. Epidemic
5. An Accident Of History
6. The Witness
7. The Unbelievers

An MP3 of the opening track "Master Failure" is also available as a free download at this location.

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Municipal Waste Issues Band Update

Frontman Tony Foresta of Richmond, VA's Municipal Waste has issued the following update about the band's activity:

"Greetings from Richmond! A lot of people have been asking what's been going on with the Waste lately and here is a quick update. Our summer at home is starting to come to an end and for a great summer ender our Best Friends Day gig was outstanding and probably was my favorite shows of the year. It was so much fun playing such a rowdy and energetic show in our hometown with so many amazing people and bands. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported it.

"We are really looking forward to getting back into the swing of things after having the majority of the summer off (which we haven't had in years). You can see our video for 'Acid Sentence' on youtube, myspace and the familiar places. It was produced by the great people at Fangoria. We have some really cool gigs coming up in the near future starting with us Headlining the Tankcrimes Brainsqueeze Fest in Oakland California on OCT 9th with our good friends Ghoul, Direct Control and Vitamin X and tons more. We haven't been out west in a long time and we are not sure when we will make it back so DONT MISS IT! Then back on the East Coast on Halloween weekend we are heading down to The Fest in Gainesville Florida. Halloween gigs are really special for us because we always dress up for the occasion and our costumes are usually pretty offensive/ridiculous and this year should be no exception. You have been warned. More...

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Darkside Announces New Lineup

Austria's Darkside has issued the following announcement about a new lineup and working on a 20th anniversary album:

"Great news from the Darkside camp this month. The band is forming in great shape and has a totally new, amazing line-up. Austria's longest active death metal band is currently concentrating on putting together the song list for their upcoming 20 year anniversary album 'XX-Deca(y)ed – Throne of the Deathgod.'

"Darkside's line-up is completing, featuring the exiting talents of Bernd Brodträger on guitars, a young guitar hero from Darkside's hometown Wiener Neustadt, who is involved in projects such as Bled Dry, Pereat and Vienna´s melodic deathers Devanic, Janos Murri, extraordinary Italian guitar wizard from the ranks of Demolition and Priority and Andrea Rabuini on drums, formerly of Infernal Poetry and Ephel Duath. Vocals are being handled by Wolf. The band is still looking for a bass player, so everyone who feels in grade to fill the vacant spot and has a passion for progressive death metal can leave his mark under info@darkside.co.at under the moniker of 'deepdownmadness.' More...

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Annihilator Announces Live Chat With Fans

Canada's Annihilator have announced a series of live chats with main man Jeff Waters, and vocalist/guitarist Dave Padden. The chats will take place on the Annihilator forums, which can be found here. The times for the chats are as follows:

Dave Padden:
Monday, September 13th - 2pm Eastern Standard Time
Wednesday, September 15th - 2pm Eastern Standard Time

Jeff Waters:
Monday, September 13th - 2:30pm Eastern Standard Time
Wednesday, September 15th - 2:30pm Eastern Standard Time

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Aeternam Splits With Bassist And Keyboardist

Drummer Antoine Guertin of Aeternam has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's bassist and keyboardist:

"It is with sadness in our hearts that we announce the departure of Jonathan Lapointe and Samuel Dubois from Aeternam, both due to personal/private reasons. We would like to thank them for their great work with the band, and truly wish them success in their upcoming projects, be it in life or in music. It seemed obvious to us that only one guy could take the bass in replacement of Jonathan, and that's Southern Cross's bassist and long time friend Jean-François Boudreault. He has helped us on some occasions so it was only natural to bring him into the fold. We now officially welcome him in the band.

"We're gonna use backing tracks to replace keyboards, and we feel no need to fill the position with a 5th member : Aeternam is by now a 4 piece band. We know that some people might disagree with our choice, but we think it's just the way it has to be. Expect huge choirs and orchestra samples, you won't be disappointed. More...

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Apocalyptica Updates Tour Schedule

Finland's Apocalyptica has announced the following upcoming U.S. and European tour dates:

9/11 2010 Showbox SoDo Seattle, WA
9/12 2010 ROSELAND THEATRE Portland, OR
10/12 2010 Casa Da Musica Porto, PT, PORTUGAL
10/13 2010 Aula Magna Lisbon, PT, PORTUGAL
10/14 2010 Riviera Madrid, ES, SPAIN
10/15 2010 Rockstar Live Barakaldo, Vizcaya, ES, SPAIN
10/16 2010 Espace Julian Marseille, FR, FRANCE
10/17 2010 Alkatraz Milan, IT, ITALY
10/18 2010 Schützenhaus Zürich, CH, SWITZERLAND
10/19 2010 Gasometer Wien, AT, AUSTRIA
10/21 2010 Schlachthof Dresden, DE, GERMANY
10/22 2010 Eskulap Poznan, Wielkopols, POLAND
10/23 2010 Sporthalle Hamburg, DE, GERMANY
10/24 2010 Columbiahalle Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY
10/25 2010 Stodola Warsaw, PL, POLAND
10/27 2010 Melkweg Amsterdam, NL, NETHERLANDS
10/28 2010 E-Werk Cologne, DE, GERMANY
10/30 2010 O13 Tillburg, NL, NETHERLANDS
10/31 2010 Zenith Paris, FR, FRANCE
11/1 2010 Ancienne Belgique Brussels, BE, BELGIUM
11/2 2010 Forum London, UK, UNITED KINGDOM
11/3 2010 ABC Glasgow, UK, UNITED KINGDOM
11/5 2010 Den Atelier Luxembourg, LU, LUXEMBOURG
11/6 2010 Masters of Rockantenne - Schwabenhalle Augsburg, Bayern, GERMANY

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Arch Enemy To Appear On CNN's "Global Connections"

Arch Enemy will be presented tonight as part of a segment on CNN International’s "Connect The World," dubbed "Global Connections." Check out the segment featuring the countries Sweden and Malaysia tonight around 10:40 PM CET (local broadcast times vary per territory) and later on it can be seen online at this location.

Arch Enemy also has the following upcoming tour dates:

10/22 - Waerdse Tempel - Heerhugowaard (Holland)
10/23 - Metal Female Voices Fest VIII - Wieze (Belgium)
10/24 - Metal Breed Festival @ Markthalle - Hamburg (Germany)
10/26 - Klub Stodola - Warszawa (Poland)
11/23 - Academy - Manchester, UK
11/24 - Garage - Glasgow, UK
11/25 - Wulfren Hall - Wolverhampton, UK
11/27 - HMV Forum - London, UK

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Avenged Sevenfold Changes Oslo Show Venue

Avenged Sevenfold has issued the following announcement about changing venues for the band's upcoming show in Oslo, Norway:

"Due to overwhelming demand, the Avenged Sevenfold show in Oslo, Norway is being moved to Spektrem and more tickets are being made available. If you didn’t get your tickets the first time, do not wait, tickets will not last. First come, first served. The show will still take place on November 24 and tickets purchased for Sentrum Scene will be honored for the new venue. Go to this location tomorrow for ticket information.?"

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DevilDriver Checks In From The Road

DevilDriver guitarist Mike Spreitzer has checked in from the road with the following report:

"Today we have a day off and I'm sitting here on the bus in Lincoln, NE watching episode after episode of The Sopranos and drinking a whole lotta coffee. This show is terribly addicting......or is it the coffee that's addicting and I'm just using the show as an excuse? Some of the guys went to the movies to see Machete for the second time and tried to get me to go but I can't peal myself away from my computer, hence another one of my addictions.....my computer. The tour is coming to an end.

"Only one more week and we have 6 weeks off before we head back to Europe with 36 Crazyfists. Then we head back to Australia for the Soundwave Festival in late February, once again with 36 Crazyfists. Which is fine by me. Any tour with those guys ends up being about 40% more fun. Keep an eye out for more updates. There are a lot of exciting things coming up for DevilDriver in 2011. The new album is coming, we have a extensive touring schedule in the works, and there are a few other goodies that I can't disclose just yet. Enough said, The Sopranos is back on."

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Dirge Within Writing New Music

Guitarist Shaun Glass of Dirge Within has checked in with the following update about the band writing new material:

"We just wanted to give a brief update. We are knee deep in writing new music, and the tunes are coming together nice! It's to early to fully give more details - but hang tight! We will keep ya all posted as the creations come to life. So what does a band do when working on there new album do? Two shows? Why not?! Especially when offered two killer gigs First stop: Greenbay, Wi for Savage Fest October 8th-line up soon to be announced.

"Then its back to the Rave in Milwaukee,wi supporting the wicked Five Finger Death Punch. Note our first show ever was @ the Rave-so we feel it is our second home. Next... on Sept 14th Itunes will have a digital ep, which will have the rare track 'Eulogy.' Also a new re-recorded version of an old demo song 'Ties That Bind.' As always thanks to all our fans for being the best!"

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Ethereal Collapse To Record New Album

Pennsylvania's Ethereal Collapse is currently gearing up to enter the studio to record an upcoming as-yet-untitled album. Newly joined drummer Kris Huber commented on the album:

"Well I've been filling in for them for years and I was always a big fan of the music the band made. So it was easy for me to get excited about doing new material with the group. And let me tell you, it's by far some of my favorite stuff yet. Not just because I'm involved, but I'm proud of how the band has grown. The elements of the past stuff is still there in full force, but there's been a lot of growing and creativity with the new line-up.

"Everybody bringing in their personal influences and incorporating them into the band has made the material much more diverse but still true to it's form. I can't begin to tell you how excited I am to work my ass off to bring the fans everything they deserve and more. We're going full steam ahead and hopefully we'll turn some heads on the way."

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Kamelot To Debut Music Video On Headbanger's Ball

Kamelot has issued the following announcement about the music video for "The Great Pandemonium" appearing on Headbanger's Ball:

"Kamelot’s first video for the song 'The Great Pandemonium' will debut on Headbanger’s Ball this Monday, September 13, 2010! The track is taken from the band’s new release 'Poetry For The Poisoned,' which is now available in Europe.

"It will hit shelves in North America on September 14, 2010. If you’re not able to catch the original airing don’t forget you can catch the show in the web located at this location."

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Slayer To Appear On "Sound Opinions" Show

Slayer has checked in with the following brief announcement about appearing on the "Sound Opinions" radio show this weekend:

"Tune in to NPR's 'Sound Opinions' starting this weekend to hear Kerry and Dave in an exclusive interview with Chicago music critics Jim Derogatis and Greg Kot. Visit this location to listen online and find out when it airs near you."

You can also catch Slayer live on the following dates: More...

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Mayan Posts Outtakes Video

Mark Jansen of Epica has started a new project titled Mayan, which recently inked a deal with Nuclear Blast. The band has now posted an outtakes video online where the members discuss the project. The video clip can be viewed below.

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The Burning Posts Studio Webisode

The Burning has posted a studio video blog online, which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the video:

"We have uploaded the first studio webisode from the recordings of 'Hail the Horde,' out in Europe on October 25 via Massacre Records. This time we follow drummer Toby as he enters Tue Madsens (Suicide Silence, Heaven Shall Burn, Sick Of It All) studio to lay down the drum tracks for the album. Check out the first webisode below."

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Black Majesty Members To Appear At Music Show

Black Majesty has issued the following statement about Hanny Mohamed and Stevie Janevski at the Australian International Music Show:

"Hanny Mohamed & Stevie Janevski of Australian melodic power metallers Black Majesty will be amongst some of the special guests performing at the Fender Jam, playing their Jackson Guitars alongside band mate Evan Harris & Danny Cecati of Eyefear which promises to be a great finale for the Australian International Music Show - October 2nd & 3rd 2010 at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Victoria, Australia. Other performers set to take part in the jam include Chris Cheney of The Living End, Jeff Martin, Phil Manning & James Ryan amongst others.

"Black Majesty have also made a new promo clip available for the song ‘Wish You Well’ from their latest cd In Your Honour which was filmed on their recent tour of Europe after their co-headlining performance at Basinfirefest in the Czech Republic."

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Crystalic To Release CD Version Of "Persistence"

Finland's Crystalic is currently offering the "Persistence" album as a free download at this location. The band has now issued the following update about releasing a CD version:

"Due to the overly positive reaction to our new album, we have decided to make a limited edition CD version, which will contain one bonus track. We will of course keep the album available as a free download, but to those who want to support us, we will offer the properly manufactured CD version. Track listing to be announced later. The pre-order works this way: Send and e-mail to pre-order(at)crystalic.net with your contact info (e-mail and address).

"Once we have the bonus track ready, the CD pressing company decided and enough pre-orders we'll contact you with our bank info, so you can help us with the production costs. The prices will be determined later, but they should be something around 12,5€ for Finland and 15€ for the rest of the world (including postage).

"Naturally as soon as we receive the CD's we'll start posting them out to you guys! This all could take about one to two months. It remains to be seen, but we'll update you all the way through! Last but not least.., Thank you all for your support! It means everything to us!"

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Scythia Announces Tour Dates and Free Download

Vancouver progressive folk metal band Scythia has announced their "Exiled Across Canada" tour dates set to kick off in Victoria, BC on September 24th. The band will be touring in support of their upcoming release "...Of War," produced by Shaun Thingvold who has engineered on projects with Strapping Young Lad, Fear Factory, Darkest Hour and many more.

“Folk music is definitely more ambient, pure, and beautiful. Metal is intense, raunchy, and driving. The use of both in songs, combined with dynamic contouring, has the ability to take the listener on the kind of journey that rises to mountain peaks and descends into valleys, in a sonic sort of way,” comments vocalist / guitarist Dave Khan.

You can currently download the song "Fierce Riders of Scythia" for free on the band's bandcamp page.

Here are the latest "Exiled Across Canada" tour dates:

September 24, 2010 - Isabella Reader Theater, Victoria, BC
September 25, 2010 - The Cambie, Nanaimo, BC
October 9, 2010 - Pogue Mahones, Kamloops, BC
October 14, 2010 - Century House, Vancouver, BC
October 15, 2010 - Brooklyn Lounge, Kelowna, BC
October 16, 2010 - Voodoo's, Penticton, BC
October 17, 2010 - Vern's, Calgary, AB
October 18, 2010 - TBA, Regina, SK
October 19, 2010 - The Zoo, Winnipeg, MB
October 20, 2010 - Kilroy's, Thunder Bay, ON
October 22, 2010 - Smiling Buddha, Toronto, ON
October 23, 2010 - TBA, Hamilton, ON
October 24, 2010 - TBA, Waterloo, ON
October 25, 2010 - Hard Luck Bar, Toronto, ON
October 26, 2010 - Top Shelf, Ajax, ON
October 27, 2010 - Bar Octobre, Quebec City, QC
October 28, 2010 - Bar Le Magog, Sherbrooke, QC
October 29, 2010 - Le Stage Rock Cafe, Trois Rivieres, QC
October 31, 2010 - Katakombes, Montreal, QC
November 1, 2010 - TBA, Sudbury, ON
November 3, 2010 - Parthenon Pizza, Brandon, MB
November 4, 2010 - TBA, Saskatoon, SK
November 5, 2010 - DV8, Edmonton, AB
November 6, 2010 - The Dirty Jersey, Kamloops, BC
November 7, 2010 - Funky Winkerbeans, Vancouver, BC

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Dream Theater Comments On Band's Future

25 year Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy recently announced his departure from the band's ranks. Dream Theater's James LaBrie has now issued the following statement about the situation:

"Hi Everyone, Thought I would give you time to digest the news of Mike's departure. Mike stated that he was burnt out with the DT world and needed a break. We have to respect where he is at and where this will lead him at this particular point in time. With that being said, we are more than pumped to continue the legacy of DT and jump full on into the next chapter. Rest assured it will be great. You can count on it.

"On another positive note. Matt and I are psyched with the reaction and reviews 'Static Impulse is receiving around the world. We can't wait until everyone can get their hands on the complete disc. and hear it the way it was intended. I will be around more often to see how you're all doing and to fill you with any and all news. Take care and not long now until the 27th or 28th depending on where you live. Kick it up a notch."

John Petrucci also added: "Obviously you've all heard the news of Mike's departure from Dream Theater by now. I felt it important to open up a line of communication in an effort to kill any rumors and to promote clarity. I love Mike and really hope he's happy and successful in whatever he does. I realize that Mike was always the one to actively stay in touch with our fans, and I just wanted to let you know that I'm going to try to be at least a bit more present on both mine and DT's websites and to let you all know that I am here. More...

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Davide Tiso Forms New Project

Davide Tiso of Ephel Duath has announced a new project titled Manuscripts Don't Burn, which will see its first release in October via Aural Music. Tiso issued the following statement about the new project:

"I thought about a one man band since my Black Metal days back in the ’90s. The idea of taking care of every aspect of the creative process has always been something I’ve been into (see Ephel Duath), but with Manuscripts Don't Burn I take this to a new limit: not involving anyone in the performing and recording process too. A year ago I started to compose for the Karyn Crisis solo album. I wrote a lot of songs, probably too many and with too much going on: there was no space for vocals.

"The songs were ready and done, without her voice. I restarted to compose for her from scratch, in the meantime I remained with enough material to start the solo adventure of above. I’m totally absorbed by this new direction, there’s something magic about these songs, an extremely positive vibe surrounds them. They have been composed without any kind of effort, like they were already existing and ready to be caught on tape. There’s something that needs to be spread through these songs: genuine compassionate feelings towards whomever wants to deal with this music. This is what I’m proudly doing now, hoping that this new palette will become an important part of my career and last the test of fire (you people) like those manuscripts Bulgakov was talking about."

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Scarpoint Donating Profits For Anti-Bullying

Sweden's Scarpoint has issued the following announcement about donating the profits from the release of a new song to an anti-bullying campaign for Swedish schools:

"Hey fuckers! So finally we can give you the news we've waiting for to give you for over a year now. When we recorded the album we also recorded a song with a bunch of our friends on it. Why?

"It all begun back in 2008 when we read an article about a young boy from Örebro, Sweden, who was repeatedly physically bullied at school, receiving hits to both his head and his face. He came up with the idea to pay other pupils with his own toys for protection. The school tried to put a stop to it but to no avail and as a result the boys suffered from difficult psychological problems. When we read this, our hearts was shattered into thousands of pieces. We could not imagine that a Swedish school would fail to this degree in regards to protecting this young boy.

"This is just one of many examples that further confirm that the lack of sufficient anti-bullying programs in schools negatively effects our future generations. Not content to just sit around and do nothing, we, Scarpoint, decided to take action and call some of our friends and try to give something back to the kids that listening to our style of music. We also decided that every single Krona/ Pound/ Dollar/ Euro/ Yen/ Franc/ Peso/ Rupee/ Ruble/ Lira, whatever, that is generated by sales of this song that would normally (hopefully) find their way to us will go directly to an anti bullying campaign for Swedish schools. This project has been fully funded by us, Scarpoint, along with the generous assistance of all the people involved who gave their valuable time, knowledge and talents to the project, so there is no money needed to be recouped, and it all goes to the cause. More...

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Judgement Day Updates From The Road

Judgement Day has just headed out on a run of live dates. The band comments from the road:

"We're on tour! It's been great so far. In Portland, we played with our good friends in Cull for their Welcome-Home-From-Tour show, which was very special. In Seattle we had a great time playing and hanging out with Gladiators Eat Fire and we also had some awesome sneak attacks on the street outside of PAX 2010, a gigantic video game expo which our friend who told us about it called 'the biggest nerd convention in the United States.' They loved us! In Corvallis we played an extra long set complete with prizes and fire dancers. In Olympia we played a house show to an extremely interesting and diverse crowd which included a handful of anarchist punks, two clean-cut Iraq war veterans and two Judgement Day fans who hitchhiked to the show from California!"

Here is the schedule for the rest of the tour:

Fri. 9/10 – Omaha, NE @ Barley Street Tavern
Sat. 9/11 – Iowa City, IA @ Gabes
Sun. 9/12 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
Wed. 9/15 – Santa Fe, NM @ Warehouse 21
Thurs. 9/16 – Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space
Fri. 9/17 – San Diego, CA @ The Soda Bar
Sat. 9/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Wndrwrks –RSVP HERE FOR INFO
Sun. 9/19 (7pm) – Los Angeles, CA @ Origami Records (acoustic)
Sun. 9/19 (10pm) – Los Angeles, CA @ Cinespace
Wed. 9/29 – San Francisco, CA – Evolution of Strings @ The Independent

"Our San Francisco homecoming show is going to be extra crazy," states the band. "First of all, we're totally excited to be headlining the Independent. The rest of the bill is really cool too. The show is called Evolution of Strings and it's three of the Bay Area's top string-rock bands in one night: Judgement Day, Tornado Rider and The Definite Articles.

The band has even put together a "theatrical trailer" for that homecoming show, showing off their fun sense of humor, as in their "Violin Hero" music video for the track "Cobra Strike." Check out the trailer below:

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The Summoned Announces New Bassist

Vocalist Steve Thompson of The Summoned has issued the following announcement about the band recruiting a new bass player:

"We've tried out a bunch a bassists and had lots of inquiries but after all is said and done we now have a new bassist! His name is Joe Zahareais (ex-Mortis Deveia, Casket Rot) we're real pumped to have Joe on board, we feel he's a perfect fit for The Summoned and his abilities on bass are exactly what we're looking for.

"So far he's picking up our stuff really fast so expect to see him on stage with us shortly! We'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who tried out. We met some really cool people, some talented bassists, but in the end Joe Zahareais was the man for the job. We're very excited to have bass back in the band."

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Conspires To... Uploads New Artwork

U.K. metal act Conspires To... has revealed the cover artwork for the upcoming song "Voice in the Storm," which can be viewed at this location. Conspires Too.... has also announced the vocals for the track will be recorded on September 31st, 2010. In the mean time you can check out other songs by the band here.

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Vreid Updates Tour Schedule

Vreid has checked in with the following update about adding on two more tour dates alongside Belphegor and Emancer:

"2 more dates confirmed for the October tour with Belphegor & Emancer. 07.10.2010 Belgrade (SR) - Akademija & 14.10.2010 La Penne Sur Huvaune - Le Locale Metal. This will be our first ever show in Serbia, and we are thrilled to play this new territory .This means that the tour is completly booked. 16 shows in 16 days in 12 different countries. See ya all soon."

The upcoming Vreid tour dates are as follows: More...

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Triaxis Announces New Guitarist Glyn Williams

British heavy metallers Triaxis have announced the addition of Glyn Williams (Firax, Fury of the Waters) who will join them as lead guitarist.

Triaxis commented, “Glyn is an excellent guitarist who has been known to us for some time and has performed at festivals such as Hammerfest earlier this year. We are delighted to have him on board and look forward to working with him.”

Glyn added, "I am grateful that Triaxis have decided to take me on as their lead guitarist. I'm really looking forward to performing with Triaxis and writing new material with them. I can't wait to see what is in store for the band!"

Triaxis has also announced that they’ve been selected to join Canadian rockers Kobra and the Lotus on their upcoming UK tour as main support. You can see Triaxis perform across the UK in November and December on the following dates:

Nov. 19 – Nice N Sleazy – Glasgow, UK
Nov. 20 – The Bongo Club – Edinburgh, UK
Nov. 21 - Trillians – Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK
Nov. 24 – B2 Venue – Norwich, UK
Nov. 26 – The Snooty Fox – Wakefield, UK
Nov. 27 – Bridgehouse 2 – London, UK
Nov. 28 – The Roadhouse – Birmingham, UK
Dec. 2 – The Garage – Swansea, UK

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Gangrel Working On Debut Full-Length

Peruvian thrash metal band Gangrel is working on an independent debut album as a follow-up to their self-financed demo, "Metal Hunters." The new album will contain ten songs in all.

The previously released demo can be downloaded for free here.

You can follow Gangrel on Facebook here.

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