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Metal News for September 17, 2010

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46 news articles posted on this day.

Shadows Fall DVD Pushed Back A Month

Massachusetts modern metallers Shadows Fall has had it's new DVD, "Madness In Manila: Shadows Fall Live In The Philippines 2009," pushed back a month and is now set for release in North America in the month of October through Everblack Industries/Ferret Music.

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Rise Against Posts DVD Trailer Online

Chicago, Illinois punk rock act Rise Against has posted the official trailer to its fortcoming DVD release "Another Station: Another Mile." You can view the trailer below:

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Gamma Ray Confirms Festival Appearance

German power metallers Gamma Ray has announced their participation in the upcoming 70000 Tons of Metal Festival. 70000 Tons of Metal sets sail Monday, January 24, 2011 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami, FLorida to Cozumel, Mexico.

70000 Tons of Metal confirmed bands:
Agent Steel
Amon Amarth
Cripper
Death Angel
Ensiferum
Epica
Exodus
Fear Factory
Finntroll
Forbidden
Gamma Ray
Iced Earth
Korpiklaani
Marduk
Moonspell
Obituary
Rage
Raven
Saxon
Sodom
Sonata Arctica
Swashbuckle
Testament
Trouble
TYR
Uli Jon Roth
Unleashed
Witchburner

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Dimmu Borgir Posts Second New Song Online

Norwegian symphonic black metallers Dimmu Borgir has uploaded a second song to come off their forthcoming studio album to the band's official myspace page. The song, titled "Born Treacherous," is included on "Abrahadabra" which is set for release on October 12th, 2010 through Nuclear Blast Records.

You can listen to "Born Treacherous" at this location.

Here is the "Abrahadabra" tracklisting:
1. Xibir
2. Born Treacherous
3. Gateways
4. Chess With The Abyss
5. Dimmu Borgir
6. Ritualist
7. The Demiurge Molecule
8. A Jewel Traced Through Coal
9. Renewal
10. Endings And Continuations

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Stream Torche's "Songs For Singles" Album Online

You can now listen to the new Torche record, "Songs For Singles," in its entirety on their MySpace player through Monday. The album hits stores Tuesday, September 21st. You can preorder your copy here.

As previously reported, the compilation features eight previously released songs and is to be issued through Hyrda Head Records.

Here's the "Songs For Singles" tracklisting:

1. U.F.O.
2. Lay Low
3. Hideaway
4. Arrowhead
5. Shine On My Old Ways
6. Cast Into Unknown
7. Face The Wall
8. Out Again

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Viking Skull Confirmed For The Big Finger Festival

Viking Skull has been confirmed to appear at the 2010 edition of the UK's Big Finger Festival on October 2nd. The promotional poster for the festival can be viewed at this location. You can also catch Viking Skull live on the following dates:

10/2 2010 The Big Finger Festival Billing Aquadrome, Northants, UNITED KINGDOM
10/23 2010 Relentless Garage w/The Damned Things London, UNITED KINGDOM
12/4 2010 Hard Rock Hell IV Prestatyn Sands, NorthWales, UNITED KINGDOM

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Slodust Gearing Up To Enter The Studio

Sweden's Slodust has checked in with the following update about gearing up to enter the studio:

"Thank you Russia! Oh my GOD! From like....30,000 to +50,000 in just a few days! As the rumor goes, we owing Russia a big thank you! You guys have and are standing by our side in good AND bad. And as a thank You to u guys, we'll give away 100 copies of 'Wicked Ahead' for free! We love you guys and this is one way to show you our appreciation!!

"In other news. We are soon done with the pre-recording of the new songs. We hope to hit the new studio in Oct/Nov! So mail us if you have any questions or just want to say hey! Talk to you soon again my friends, and Russia, thank you again! With love and respect!"

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Rock Band Network Adding More Metal Tracks

Sorry Xbox 360 rockers, but not every week can be a winner, and it seems like we're hitting a little dead spot for new metal tracks on the Rock Band Network. The only song that comes close to deserving the title this week is from electronic rock/metal act Rivethead. The PS3 will get another Exodus track on the 21st, and the Wii edition continues to play catch up with Five Finger Death Punch and Amberian Dawn. The complete list of Xbox 360 tracks added to the Rock Band network this week, including the non-metal songs, is as follows:

Stagehands - "Welcome to Our Town"
Mike Orlando - "Burn"
The Gracious Few - "Appetite"
Breathe Carolina - "Hello Fascination"
Terror - "Stick Tight"
Justin Joseph Edwards - "I Want You To See"
Rivethead - "Difference"
The Riptides - "Dial M for Murder"
Freen in Green - "Erratic Eruption"
Pink Flag - "Dirty Hair Party"
Audible Mainframe - "Radioland"
The Get Up Kids - "The One You Want" More...

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Chthonic Posts Judas Priest Cover Teaser Online

Taiwanese black metallers Chthonic has posted a 1-minute promo of the Judas Priest cover, "Painkiller" on YouTube. The cover was released as a new single, with bonus "Bloody Waves of Sorrow," on September 13, 2010, via Spinefarm Records UK.

The idea to record a cover has been discussed within the Chthonic ranks since the beginning of the year; the band considered songs from all of their favourite metal bands, the likes of Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple, but once drummer Dani Wang had worked out the drum demo for "Painkiller," the decision to go with the Judas Priest classic was an easy one.

One-time Chthonic keyboardist Sandra Lee plus Hena player Su-nong are also involved in the recording, helping the core musicians to unleash the full weight of their Taiwanese metal power!

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Children of Bodom Schedules Edmonton Meet & Greet

Children of Bodom guitarists Alexi Laiho and Roope Latvala and bassist Henkka Blacksmith will be doing a meet and greet at Mother's Music in Edmonton, AB on Friday, September 24.

Details:

4:00PM **Time Subject to Change, check mothersmusic.com for confirmation***
MOTHER'S MUSIC
10251 109 STREET
Edmonton, AB T5J1N2
Email: events@mothersmusic.com
Phone: 780-425-1400

Children of Bodom will be embarking on a North American tour this fall with Black Label Society starting September 22 in Vancouver, BC. Tour dates are as follows: More...

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Deathspell Omega Reveals New Album Details

French black metal act Deathspell Omega is set to release the new album "Paracletus" on November 9th in North America. The cover artwork for the album can be viewed at this location. The track listing is as follows:

1. Epiklesis I
2. Wings of Predation
3. Abscission
4. Dearth
5. Phosphene
6. Epiklesis II
7. Malconfort
8. Have you Beheld the Fevers?
9. Devouring Famine
10. Apokatastasis Pantôn

Season of Mist also commented on the new album: More...

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Circle Of Animals Streaming New Song

Circle of Animals, the new Chicago industrial project from Sanford Parker (Minsl, The High Confessions, Buried At Sea) and Bruce Lamont (Yakuza), has posted the first preview track, "No Faith," from the band's forthcoming full-length "Destroy The Light." The song can be heard online now via this location.

Circle of Animals is Parker and Lamont backed by a rotating cast of established drummers. Each new song will be with a new drummer, with the rest of instrumentation remaining in the hands of Parker and Lamont. On the track "No Faith," Zach Simmons (Goatwhore, Nachtmystium) provides the backing drums.

Additional drummers to be featured on "Destroy The Light" include Steve Shelly (Sonic Youth), Noah Leger (Taking Pictures), Darren Verni (Unearthly Trance), John Herndon (Tortoise), John Merryman (Cephalic Carnage), and more.

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Skeletonwitch To Headline All Hallows Eve Festival

Metal Blade Records has issued the following announcement about Woe of Tyrants and Skeletonwitch headlining the All Hallows Eve festival:

"Skeletonwitch and Woe Of Tyrants to headline 2010 All Hallows Eve Festival October 23rd. This year’s All Hallows Eve Festival is an exciting one. Seeing the return of local band turned national act, Woe Of Tyrants, returning home, as well as first time visits from Skeletonwitch and Great Awakening. It will also boast appearances from talented local acts Shall Be The Conqueror and Age Of Distrust. In years passed, the All Hallows Eve Festival has been the home of many bands, both national and local, and has been located in the historical Majestic Theater.

"This year sees a few changes in the normal mode of operation with a change in venue and a shorter, but stronger line up of bands. Entering into its fourth year, the festival has decided to make the change to The Backstage, located at 44 S. Paint St. in Chillicothe, Ohio to better accommodate the bands, the sound and the participants. The show will take place on October 23rd. It will be an 18+ show, with the doors opening at 7:30 and music beginning at 8:30. The cover will be $10 for all persons over 21, and $12 for 18-20."

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Chapter 14 Announces New Album Release

Chapter 14, the band formed by Chad Ackerman (Austrian Death Machine, Destroy the Runner) and Tanner Sparks (Destroy the Runner), has announced the new album "Like Trees in November" is currently set for a November 30th, 2010 release date. In the mean time you can check out Chapter 14's music via the band's MySpace page.

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Demonical Issues Recording Update

Sweden's Demonical has issued the following update about recording the band's upcoming as-yet-untitled album:

"We are set at Necromorbus Studios in Alvik, a suburb to Stockholm. The drum recordings for our third - yet untitled - album starts right now! The easiest way to follow the recording process and progress is through our Facebook site, we try to give you updates there as often as possible. Major news and updates will of course also be posted here. OK, back to the tomb..."

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Free Sixty Track Compilation Available

Derelict has issued the following announcement about appearing on the free "Sounds To Destroy The Masses" compilation:

"www.thenewreview.net has released it's 1 year anniversary compilation, called Sounds To Destroy The Masses. Derelict, along with label mates Odium and Misguided Aggression, are featured with close to 60 other heavy artists. The comp is completely free, so go to this location to download it. Also of note, Eric and Max both write reviews for The New Review. Find archives of all their posts in the 'staff' section of the website."

Other bands appearing on the compilation include Cephalic Carnage, Rikets, Skinlab, Hell Within, Chelsea Grin, and more.

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Grave Lining Up Festival Appearances

Sweden's Grave has issued the following statement about upcoming festival appearances:

"2011 marks the 20th anniversary of Grave's epic debut album 'Into the Grave' and we are planning to do some special shows during the year consisting of playing the whole first album + eventually songs from 'You'll never see..' and 'Soulless' depending on set lengths. A number of festival shows are already in the planning stages and will be announced as they are confirmed.

"The first one to go official is Death Feast Open air in Germany where we will return again in 2011. After this years appearance with loads of problems with the weather, switching stages etc.. which led to a very short set we were exited and glad to be invited back to do a full headline set on next years edition of DFOA."

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Hacride To Appear At Indian Music Conference

Hacride has issued the following announcement about appearing at the Indian Music Conference:

"When : November 20th, 2010 Where : Gymkhana grounds, panjim, goa (India) More info : This location. We are very happy to announce this show and hungry to meet the Indian metalheads. See you there!"

The upcoming Hacride tour dates are as follows:

9/25 2010 IGUANOROCK FESTIVAL Dour (BE), Hainaut, BELGIUM
10/2 2010 METAL ASSAULT FESTIVAL Lausanne (CH), Vaud, SWITZERLAND
11/20 2010 INDIAN MUSIC CONFERENCE Goa (IN), Resort Rio, INDIA

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Leprous Updates Tour Schedule

Norway's Leprous has issued the following brief announcement about adding on a new European tour date: "New show added to the European tour! Leprous will visit Arenele Romane, Bucharest, Romania on November 22nd." The upcoming Leprous tour dates are as follows:

9/17 2010 Southern Discomfort - As Ihsahn's backing band Kristiansand, NORWAY
10/1 2010 ProgPower Europe Baarlo, x, NETHERLANDS
10/8 2010 1001 WATT 2010 1001 WATT, 1001 WATT, NORWAY
10/22 2010 Arno - Under 18 Notodden, Telemark, NO
10/22 2010 Arno - Over 18 Notodden, Telemark, NORWAY
10/29 2010 O13 Tilburg, Noord-Brab, NL
10/30 2010 Oosterpoort Groningen, Groningen, NL
10/31 2010 Sheperds Bush Empire London, London and, GB
11/1 2010 Hof ter Loo Antwerp, Antwerp, BE
11/2 2010 Aeronef Lille, Nord-Pas-d, FRANCE
11/3 2010 Elysée Montmartre Paris, Ile-de-Fra, FRANCE
11/4 2010 Batschkapp Frankfurt, Hessen, GERMANY
11/5 2010 Masters of Rock Cafe Zlin, CZECH REPUBLIC
11/6 2010 Szene Vienna, Wien, AT
11/7 2010 Boogallo Club Zagreb
11/8 2010 Kino Siska Club Ljubljana, SLOVENIA
11/9 2010 Alcatraz Milan, Milano, ITALY
11/10 2010 Transbordeur Lyon, Rhône-Alpe, FR
11/11 2010 La Phare Toulouse, Midi-Pyrén, FRANCE
11/12 2010 Razzmatazz1 Barcelona, Barcelona, SPAIN
11/13 2010 La Riviera Madrid, Madrid, SPAIN
11/14 2010 Limoges CC John Lennon, Limousin, FR
11/15 2010 La Laiterie Strasbourg, Alsace, FRANCE
11/17 2010 Odeon Belgrade, RS
11/18 2010 Hr.Botev Sports Hall Sofia, BG
11/19 2010 Block 33, Thessanoliki Thessaloniki, GR, GREECE
11/20 2010 Gagarin 205, Athens Athens, GR, GREECE
11/22 2010 Arnele Romane, Bucharest Bucharest, ROMANIA
11/24 2010 Z7 Pratteln, Basle-Coun, CH
11/25 2010 Backstage Munich, GERMANY
11/26 2010 DK Vlavska Prague, CZ
11/27 2010 Almassy Ter Budapest, HU
11/28 2010 Club Studio Krakow, POLAND
11/29 2010 Stodola Warsaw, Poland

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Manticora To Release New Music Video

Manticora has issued the following announcement about gearing up to release a new music video:

"Manticora has released 6 albums since 1999 and their new and 7th opus, entitled 'Safe' is released on September 20th 2010. The band delivers dark, thrashy power metal in the Blind Guardian, Iced Earth, Nevermore and Metallica style. For the new album, Manticora has shot their first official video for the song 'From The Pain Of Loss (I learned about the truth).' A song that shows darker and thrashier path, than the band has normally taken, but still energetic as Hell! The video will be released as a world premiere on www.wackentube.com on the 22nd of September, 2010."

Manticora also has the following upcoming European headlining dates:

9/24 Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany
10/1 Bastard Club, Osnabrück, Germany
10/2 The Rocktemple, Kerkrade, The Netherlands
10/3 De Pul, Uden, The Netherlands
10/4 Nouveau Casino, Paris, France
10/8 Eventstage, Zizers, Schweiz
10/9 Mephisto Club. Alessandria, Italy
10/11 Spinnerei, Traun, Austria
10/12 Reigen, Wien, Austria
10/13 Randal Club, Bratislava, Slovakia
10/14 Crazy Mama, Budapest, Hungary
10/16 Turock, Essen, Germany
10/29 The Rock, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Debut Tapping The Vein Album To See Re-Issue

Metal Mind Productions has issued the following announcement about re-releasing the debut album from Tapping the Vein:

"There’s not really that many bands around that you could call original. Sure, once in a while you encounter something that sounds incredibly fresh but for most of the times, it’s just the same ideas played over and over again. But then you stumble upon a band like Tapping The Vein. At first you think to yourself: 'I’ve heard it all before' but after a while you realize that you’re listening to something completely new. While Tapping The Vein indeed have some very clear inspirations, the music found on their debut album 'The Damage' has a truly significant character. And this is something that not many bands can brag about…

"This exclusive reissue of their stellar debut 'The Damage' brings back one of the most intriguing rock albums of the new millennium. The new digipak edition of 'The Damage' is limited to 2000 copies. Remastered using tube technology, digitally edited on a golden disc. Metal Mind Productions set the release date for October, 11th in Europe and December, 7th in USA (via MVD)."

The track listing is as follows: More...

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Slipknot's Clown Announces New York Appearance

Slipknot's new DVD "(sic)nesses" is headed to select theaters on September 22nd and will be released in DVD format on September 28th. Slipknot has now issued the following announcement about Clown appearing in New York to promote the release:

"Clown will be in New York City the night of September 27, 2010 for an exclusive event to mark the release of (sic)nesses: Live At Download. Expect a night like no other. Admission will be free. More info to follow soon. The (sic)nesses: Live At Download DVD will be available everywhere the following day."

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Unlocked Streaming Three New Songs

Death metal act Unlocked has uploaded three new songs for streaming. The tracks "Bloodcult," "The Pupeteer," and "Dysphoros" can now be heard via the Unlocked MySpace profile. The Unlocked lineup is as follows:

Guitar - Benny (Visceral Bleeding, ex-Prostitute Disfigurement)
Vocals - Nornagest (Enthroned)
Guitar - Sebastiaan (Abhorrence, Tombe)
Bass - Phorgath (Enthroned, Emptiness)
Drum - Dani "Garghuf" Robnik (Gorgoroth)

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Cycle Of Pain Cancels Philadelphia Show

New Jersey's Cycle of Pain has issued the following brief announcement about canceling the band's previously scheduled appearance supporting Black Label Society: "We are sorry to announce, but Cycle of Pain will not be playing with BLS in Philly Oct 7." You can also check out the band's music via the Cycle of Pain MySpace page.

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Tetrafusion Streaming New Single

Tetrafusion has issued the following announcement about streaming the single "Last Chance" online:

"Sexy new layout, take a look! Also, you can now stream 'Last Chance,' the single from our new album, here as well. Remember, new album drops October 12th! If you live in Louisiana or Texas, it will be available on shelves at Best Buy stores.

"If you live elsewhere, you can order it over the counter at ANY Best Buy/F.Y.E store. Lastly, it will also be available on all popular digital retailers. Don't forget to PRE-ORDER your physical copy now from Amazon. Thanks to S.L. Grandy Design for the layout! Can't wait!"

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Artery Recordings Releases Free Digital Sampler

Artery Recordings, the joint venture imprint label of The Artery Foundation and Razor & Tie, has released a sampler of the label's first five bands. The ten-song sampler is available for free as a digital download exclusively through Amazon.com through October 12th. The sampler features songs from Chelsea Grin, Bury Tomorrow, Attila, I Declare War, and A Bullet For Pretty Boy.

Following the success of Artery Recordings month in July, which included premieres of three music videos on MySpace Metal, features on the label at top industry blogs, and strong sales, the Artery Recordings bands joined together to offer a small compilation of their favorite tracks to their fans for free as a way to thank them for their support.

The entire Artery Recordings roster will be hitting the road this fall on an assortment of tours. A Bullet For Pretty Boy will tour this November and December to support the release of their debut full length album, "Revision:Revise." The latest addition to Artery Recordings, newly signed Vanna, will join fellow label mates Chelsea Grin on the Ghostbustour which also includes Iwrestledabearonce, Eyes Set To Kill and The Chariot. Bury Tomorrow will kick off a headlining UK tour follow by a return to the United States on the Monumentour with Miss May I and The World Alive, while Attila will join the Faith In the Untamed Tour with Stick To Your Guns. I Declare War joins Whitechapel and Impending Doom on the Corruptour.

Artery Recordings is the label home to The Artery Foundation and is an imprint of independent label Razor & Tie, whose roster now includes Chelsea Grin, Bury Tomorrow, Attila, I Declare War, A Bullet For Pretty Boy, and Vanna.

Here is the "Artery Recordings Sampler 2010" tracklisting:

1. Chelsea Grin - "Sonnet of the Wretched"
2. Chelsea Grin - "Desolation of Eden"
3. Bury Tomorrow - "You and I"
4. Bury Tomorrow - "Her Bones In The Sand"
5. Attila - "Girls Don't Lie"
6. Attila - "The Invitation"
7. I Declare War - "Extermination Process"
8. I Declare War - "Damnation Enslavement"
9. A Bullet For Pretty Boy - "I Will Destroy the Wisdom of the Wise"
10. A Bullet For Pretty Boy - "Beauty in the Eyes of the Beholder"

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Code For Silence Issues Band Update

Code For Silence has checked in with the following update about the band's activity:

"Greetings from CFS Music Camp, debut album D.M.O.N. is now available at Spotify and iTunes and where else... Don't actually even know but i was told it's on sale at several mp3 stores around the world. So chop-chop go and buy it, listen it, enjoy it, borrow it, trade it or even steal it if you have to but only thing that matters is that you share the musical experience with all of your friends who are not familiar with CFS yet.

"But now boyz n' gals and everything between, it's time to crack the curtain a bit to let ya know what's happening in a masculine (yeah right) maternity of CFS. We've produced a shitload of demo versions of songs that will form a successor for D.M.O.N. I'll guess it's something like 13 or 14 songs but naturally we wanna create a solid entity. But it's totally possible that every single song will end up on album, we'll see. And oh yeah, we've planned to hit the studio by the end of the year! New songs represent something old and something new.

"There's of course some fist-to-the-face attitude stuff, some gloomy but yet beautiful atmospheres, quite progressive elements, a lot of groove and something that...don't know how to describe it but the particular track I'm talking 'bout will include an featured musician with instrument we haven't used before in our songs. But no, I don't mean maracas. Basically I would say that we've added more everything to our songs and tried to extend our sound. More...

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Mayhem To Perform At Wacken 2011

The organizers of Wacken Open Air have issued the following announcement about Mayhem appearing at the 2011 edition of the festival:

"It's getting dark at Wacken. There are only few bands existing which are entwined around by such lots of rumors like this band. After their last bloody show at Wacken 2004, Norwegian black metal icon Mayhem returns to Wacken. The band is fronted again by former vocalist Atilla Csihar who replaced Maniac in the end of 2004. This will be their only festival show in 2011."

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Virus Streaming Another New Album Sample

Norway's Virus has issued the following announcement about streaming another unmastered sample online from the band's upcoming album:

"The album is approaching status finito, and as promised, here's another preview for you die-hards. We won't allow you to get tired of the material, so we'll remove the title-track that has been up for awhile, and replace it with one of the most radical songs on the album; Chromium Sun.

"It might be hard to chew. The harmonies might hurt, and the rythms might send you into an involuntary twitching dance, like Parkinsons. Pay attention to the lyrics. Written by Joe Amniotik. BTW: This song is very un-mastered. It'll really come to life after mastering, but it's enjoyable anyway. Cheers! And thanks for all feedback, critics and praisers alike."

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Dark Moor Reveals New Album Details

The new Dark Moor album will be titled "Ancestral Romance," and it is currently set for release in November 2010.The cover artwork, which can be viewed here, was created by artist Samuel Araya (Cradle of filth, Elvenking etc).

The track list for "Ancestral Romance" is as follows:

1. Gadir
2. Love From The Stone
3. Alarid De Marnac
4. Mio Cid
5. Just Rock
6. Tilt At Windmills
7. Cancion Del Pirata
8. Ritual Fire Dance
9. AH! Wretched Me
10. A Music in My Soul

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Opposite Sides Announces Album Release Date

Italy's Opposite Sides has issued the following announcement about the release date for the band's new album:

"Opposite Sides announce that the brand new album 'Lost Inside' will be released on November 29th. In the meanwhile, you can visit our myspace page to hear a preview of the album. If you like what you hear, you can also pre-order online your copy now."

The "Lost Inside" track listing is as follows:

1. Still feel you
2. Leave me alone
3. Save me
4. Kill me everyday
5. Something wrong
6. Lost inside
7. My spleen
8. Survive
9. Electric breath
10. It’s up to you

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Hate Posts Studio Update Video Online

Polish metal band Hate has issued the following studio video update:

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Shaded Enmity Parts Ways With Bassist Zach Palmer

Washington melodic death metal band Shaded Enmity has issued the following update regarding the departure of bassist Zach Palmer:

"For the past 9 months or so, Zach has been kind enough to lend his talents to Shaded Enmity for both our new album recording, and for several live shows. We all knew Zach had commitments prior to joining our band, and he did great session work for us, but at this point in time, we have all decided mutually to go our separate ways as we are seeking someone who can be a permanent member to our lineup. We wish Zach the best with Skelator and his future endeavors.
That being said, if you believe you fit the following requirements, drop me an email at joe_nurre@hotmail.com"

"www.myspace.com/shadedenmity for song samples or check us out on YouTube."

"1. Must have your own gear.

2. Your own transportation, and the ability to haul your own gear to shows.

3. Good stage presence is a must, you dont necessarily need to spin your head 100 mph like Zach does, but dont be a statue.

4. We practice twice a week, and you must be able to contribute financially to practices.

5. Absolutely NO DRUGS or ALCOHOLICS PERIOD. I have played with way too many to know that its not good times. Pot is A OK. If you have ever been kicked out of a bar or started a fight because of your drinking, do not apply.

6. Read 5 again.

7. We are not looking for anything flashy, just someone who can keep a beat and hold down the fort.

8. We play in E standard, and most of our songs require the use of a 5 string as you will be supplying a lot of the low notes."

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Obituary Parts Ways With Longtime Bassist

In a recent interview with Tomb Of The Opinionated, Obituary singer John Tardy confirmed the rumour that the band has parted ways with bass player Frank Watkins, who has been performing with the latest incarnation of Gorgoroth.

Tardy states: "Frank is no longer in the band and Terry Butler (Six Feet Under) will be doing all the shows that he can with us. Right now we are happy with that and if Terry’s schedule does not allow him to play with us we can always lean on Stever DiGiorgio (Sadus) or Kenny Andrews."

He also gave an update on the band's next studio album, which will be the first to be recorded without Watkins since 1989's, "Slowly We Rot.": "We have been doing so much traveling that is has been hard to get much done but, we have managed to get some songs started. We now have some time set aside to get some writing done so we will know more in the next couple of months. We are in no hurry and are going to take our time and enjoy the writing and recording process!"

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New Chevelle Music Video Available Online

Noisecreep has posted Chevelle's new music video for "Shameful Metaphors" online. The track is the third single from the band's fifth album, "Sci-Fi Crimes." The video was directed by Frankie Nasso (Nova Entertainment) at the the Verizon Theater in Dallas.

Chevelle will celebrate their 10th anniversary with two shows at the Metro in Chicago on October 28 and 29.

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Dream Evil Posts "The Ballad" Video Online

Swedish metallers Dream Evil have posted it's new video for the "The Ballad" online. The video was directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company who is known for his recent work with Dimmu Borgir, In Flames and Kamelot.

You can view the video below:

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Turisas Confirms Festival Appearance

Finnish folk metallers Turisas have announced its participation in the upcoming edition of Japan's Loud Park 10 Festival. Loud Park 10 is set to take place October 16 and 17, 2010 at Saitama Super Arena, a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Saitama City, Japan.

Saturday October 16:
KORN
HALFORD
STONE SOUR
ACCEPT
RATT
HELLYEAH
DIR EN GREY
EDGUY
AMON AMARTH
CHTHONIC
ENGEL
HOLY GRAIL

Sunday, October 17:
OZZY OSBOURNE
MOTÖRHEAD
AVENGED SEVENFOLD
LOUDNESS
ANGRA
SPIRITUAL BEGGARS
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
KUNI
HALESTORM
TURISAS
3 INCHES OF BLOOD
TRASH TALK

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Oceano Reveals New Album Tracklisting

Chicago deathcore act Oceano has revealed the tracklisting to it's forthcoming studio album, titled "Contagion." "Contagion" is set for release on November 9, 2010 through Earache Records.

Vocalist Adam Warren commented by saying:

"'Contagion' surrounds the listener in a story of a highly contagious epidemic purposely spread upon the population by corrupt positions of power. [The] 'Contagion' concept further unfolds as the agenda of these actions are exposed and the real chaos ensues."

Here is the "Contagion" trackisting:
1. Precursor To Enslavement
2. Viral Re-Animation
3. Regulated Disposal Of Life
4. Quarantine
5. The Contaminated
6. Exist In Confinement
7. Persuasive Oppression
8. Weaponized
9. Sadistic Experiments
10. Remnants Aflame
11. Ending Intellect

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In The Machine Provides Debut Album Update

Progressive metallers In The Machine have posted the following statement regarding the recording of its debut full length album. The band commented by saying:

"Recording is going great for our upcoming debut CD. We are shooting for 11 songs. So far recording for the drums, bass, and almost all guitar tracks are finished. Vocals are currently being recorded. Doug and Corey are doing an amazing job and the vocal harmonies are turning out killer. Once we wrap up with recording, we will go into mix down mode and then the CD is off to be pressed.

"A big thank you goes out to all the support we have been receiving both locally in Colorado and internationally from our friends in Europe, South America, and Japan (and all the other locations as well). Your support helps to fuel the fire and keep us going."

You can check out In The Machine at this location.

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Steven Wilson Writes Forward For Prog Metal Book

Bazillion Points Publishing has announced details regarding its forthcoming release of Jeff Wagner's progressive metal book, titled "Mean Deviation." "Mean Deviation" includes a forward written by progressive rock mastermind and founder of Porcupine Tree Steven Wilson.

Author Jeff Wagner commented by saying:

"'Mean Deviation' highlights many impossibly scattered bands and movements that widened the scope of the heavy metal genre. To some, progressive metal starts with Dream Theater and ends with an interminable stream of bands that sound like Dream Theater. By my interpretation, the term ‘progressive metal’ allows for consideration of cosmic post-black metal band In the Woods, avant-garde metal surrealists Thought Industry, and those obscure purveyors of corrupted Swedish death metal, Carbonized-along with more obvious entries such as Fates Warning, Opeth, and, of course, Dream Theater."

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Icewind Reveals New Album Tracklisting

Montreal power metal act Icewind have revealed the tracklisting for it's forthcoming studio album "Again Came The Storm." "Again Came The Storm" is set for release on November 15, 2010 through Canadian based Metalodic Records.

"Again Came The Storm" tracklisting:
1. Signs of Temptation
2. Blood Stained History
3. My Glorious Burden
4. My Own Tragedy
5. The Last March
6. The Happening
7. Hymn For a Brighter Dawn
8. As Fool We Dance
9. Oh Winter Morning
10. Again Came The Storm

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Bring Me The Horizon Posts Secret Show Footage

Sheffield, U.K. modern metallers Bring Me The Horizon have posted footage from their MySpace secret gig take took place on September 8, 2010 at Australia's National Hotel. Bring Me The Horizon are preparing to release its new album "There Is A Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is A Heaven, Let’s Keep It A Secret," which is set for release on October 5th, 2010.

You can view the video below:

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Red Fang Signs With Relapse Records

Portland, Oregon eclectic metallers Red Fang have announced its signing with Relapse Records. The signing comes in time for the band to release its as-yet-untitled second full length album.

Red Fang commented by saying:

"We are f'ing stoked to sign a deal with Relapse. We had a great time recording with Chris Funk. Mixing was finished back in February/March and now we are ready for it to hit the streets. We're still brainstorming a title for the unnamed beast. ...and holy shit, get ready for new videos!"

You can check out some Red Fang songs at this location , including the underground sensation "Prehistoric Dog."

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Sorcier Des Glaces Announces Two New Albums & EP

Quebec, Canada black metal act Sorcier Des Glaces has announced the titles of two new albums due for release in 2011 as well as plans for a new split EP. The titles of the two new full lengths have been set as "The Puressence of Primitive Forests" and "North." The split EP will feature fellow extreme metallers Monarque.

Announced song titles set to appear on the releases include the 10 minute epic "Unholy Path To Immortality" and "Macabre Sunset Over The Northland."

You can find more information through the Sorcier Des Glaces myspace page.

The split EP will be with fellow extreme metallers Monarque.

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Black Tide Posts New Song Online

Miami, Florida metal act Black Tide has made a new song, titled "Bury Me," available through the band's official website and Facebook page. The song is to be included on a forthcoming two track EP along with the song "Honest Eyes," as well as on the band's upcoming full length studio album.

You can find instructions on how to listen to the new song here.

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Dimmu Borgir Confirms Festival Appearance

Norwegian symphonic black metallers Dimmu Borgir have confirmed it's appearance for the 2011 edition of the Soundwave Festival. Dimmu Borgir also join the newly added acts Saxon, Coheed and Cambria, Bring Me the Horizon and the Murderdolls. The appearance will be in support of Dimmu Borgir's forthcoming studio album "Abrahadabra" which is set for release on October 12th, 2010 through Nuclear Blast Records. More...

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