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Metal News for September 2, 2010

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40 news articles posted on this day.

Kylesa Streaming New Song "Tired Climb"

Georgia state psych-rock/metal act Kylesa have uploaded a new song to their official myspace page. The song, titled "Tired Climb," is featured on the band's forthcoming studio album "Spiral Shadow." "Spiral Shadow" is set for release on October 26, 2010 through new label home Season Of Mist and was produced by band member Phillip Cope who has also worked with other acts such as Baroness.

You can listen to "Tired Climb" at this location.

"Spiral Shadow" tracklisting:
1. Tired Climb
2. Cheating Synergy
3. Drop Out
4. Crowded Road
5. Don't Look Back
6. Distance Closing In
7. To Forget
8. Forsaken
9. Spiral Shadow
10. Back And Forth
11. Dust

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Melechesh Posts Third Album Trailer

Israeli black metallers Melechesh have posted the third video in an ongoing series to promote the band's forthcoming studio album "The Epigenesis." "The Epigenesis" is set for release on October 1st, 2010 through Nuclear Blast Records.

You can view the video below:

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Unsun Posts Studio Documentary Online

Polish gothic metallers Unsun have uploaded a new video online documenting the band's current stint in the recording studio, recording the follow up to 2008's "The End of Life." The follow up, titled "Clinic For Dolls," is set for release on October 11, 2010 through Armoury/Eagle Rock in North America. Unsun features former Vader guitarist Maurycy "Mauser" Stefanowicz.

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Blind Guardian Tops Billboard Chart

"At The Edge Of Time," the latest studio album from German power metallers Blind Guardian, has topped the Billboard Heatseekers Chart with sales in the United States of over 4,500 copies. This is the highest charting position and highest number of first week sales for the band in the U.S. since thier inception in 1984. "At The Edge Of Time" also debuted at number 108 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.

"At The Edge Of Time" tracklisting:
1. Sacred Worlds
2. Tanelorn
3. Road Of No Release
4. Ride Into Obsession
5. Curse My Name
6. Valkyries
7. Control The Divine
8. War Of The Thrones
9. A Voice In The Dark
10. Wheel Of Time

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Cryptopsy Drummer To Appear On Nader Sadek Debut

New York-based visual artist Nader Sadek has announced a long list of guest musicians set to appear on his debut record "In The Flesh". The long list of musicians set to appear on the album include Steve Tucker (ex -Morbid Angel), Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy), Travis Ryan (Cattle Decapitation), Mike Lerner (Behold… The Arctopus) and Destructhor (Morbid Angel, Zyklon) amongst many others. "In The Flesh" is planned for release sometime in 2011 through Florida based Greyhaze Records.

A video for the track "Nigredo In Necromance" featuring Flo Mounier and Rune Eriksen can be viewed below.

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Ipsissimus Signs To Metal Blade Records

New Haven, Connecticut black metallers Ipsissimus have announced their signing with California based Metal Blade Records. The signing comes in time for the band to record their debut full length release and first for Metal Blade Records. Ipsissimus will enter Sonic Environments in Bloomfield, Connecticut to finish the as yet untitled debut release, which will include the EP "Three Secrets of Fatima" in the tracklisting.

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Rage Confirms Festival Appearance

German progressive power metallers Rage have announced their participation in the upcoming 70000 Tons of Metal festival. 70000 Tons of Metal is the floating cruise ship metal festival that sets sail on January 24, 2011 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami, Florida.

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

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Black Tide Posts New Studio Webisodes

Black Tide is currently in the studio with renowned producer GGGarth (Atreyu, Chevelle, Mudvayne) and co-producer Josh Wilbur (Atreyu, Avenged Sevenfold, Lamb of God) recording the follow up to their 2008 critically acclaimed debut, Light From Above. The band has just released two studio updates from the recording sessions that can be seen on their Vevo Channel.

The first clip has drummer Steven Spence tracking drums live in the studio and showing off his "stickless" drumming technique.

The second clip features guitarist Austin Diaz getting tattooed in the studio and also has snippets of the new song "Honest Eyes."

“Honest Eyes” is featured on Black Tide’s upcoming split-single, along with “Bury Me.” The two new tracks will be released September 21st.

As previously reported, Black Tide will be heading out on the road with Bullet For My Valentine, Escape The Fate, and Drive A starting in mid September.

Man Cub:

Austin Gets a Tattoo:

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Skull Fist Planning European Tour

Toronto, Canada's Skull Fist has been touring in support of their debut EP, entitled "Heavier Than Metal," which was released earlier this year. The band will head to Europe in January to play Headbangers Open Air, Metal Assault and Up The Hammers among other shows.

Here are the latest Skull Fist tour dates according to the band's MySpace page:

Sep 3 2010 8:30P The City Hotel belleville, ontario, CANADA
Sep 16 2010 9:30P Wreckroom w/ RAVEN + CAULDRON Toronto, ON, CANADA
Sep 25 2010 9:30P The Diezel Room Oshawa, ontario, CANADA
Nov 13 2010 6:30P Quebec Metal Fest " A limperial de quebec" Quebec City, ON, CANADA
Jan 4 2011 8:00P EUROPE TOUR TBA Europe!, asdf, GERMANY
Jan 8 2011 7:00P METAL ASSAULT FESTIVAL Wurzburg, Germany, GERMANY
Mar 11 2011 6:00P Up the Hammers Fest Athens, greece, GREECE
Jul 28 2011 4:30P Headbangers Open Air 2011 Hamburg, asd, GERMANY

Check out several songs on their MySpace player as well.

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Interview

Seb Painchaud Thinks There Are "Too Many Humans"

With song titles like "We Are Future Housing Developments For Maggots," and "No One Would Notice If You Died," you know Canada's The Last Felony wants to tear your face off with pure, hate-filled death metal. The band's latest full-throttle assault is "Too Many Humans," which saw it's release via Lifeforce Records in August.

The Last Felony's Seb Painchaud took some time to discuss the new album with me and how the band has progressed since 2008's "Aeon of Suffering." "On the first album you’ve got one or two or maybe three songs at the most that really what The Last Felony should sound like. On the new album we found our sound and knew what we wanted it to sound like. It’s really 100% The Last Felony," commented Painchaud. From there he went on to discuss the recording of the album, the band's signing to Lifeforce, and more. More...

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Korgull The Exterminator Streaming New Songs

Spanish act Korgull the Exterminator released the new album "War of the Voivodes" through Xtreem Music on September 1st. The band is now streaming two new songs from the album online. The tracks "Sado Soldiers" and "Awaiting for Death's Embrace" can be heard via the band's MySpace page.

1. Raw War (intro)
2. The Path Towards Glory
3. Battle of the voivodes
4. Sado Soldiers
5. Awaiting for Death's Embrace
6. Axe Thrash Attack
7. War Machine
8. Doom Song (Plasmatics)
9. Road Killer
10. For Total Holocaust
11. Kingdom of Darkness II

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Viking Skull To Release "Heavy Metal Thunder"

Restricted Release has announced October 26th as the North American release date for "Heavy Metal Thunder," a special reissue package from Viking Skull. Remastered and featuring all new artwork, "Heavy Metal Thunder" combines the band’s debut album, "Born In Hell," and the "Chapter One" EP, both previously unavailable through proper American and Canadian retail outlets. The album also includes five bonus songs and will precede a new, still untitled EP planned for release in early 2011.

“We tend to think, if it ain't broke don't try and fix it,” notes guitarist / vocalist Roddy Stone about the band’s straight-forward heavy metal anthems. “We like to think back to the day when men were men, and amps where amps. The time when having a good riff/song was important and had nothing to do with posing, we're a proper band with proper tunes."

The "Heavy Metal Thunder" track listing is as follows:

1. Beers, Drugs And Bitches
2. Wizard’s Sleeve
3. Frostbite
4. Rape Pillage And Burn
5. Crazy Trucker
6. Skull Heaven
7. Born In Hell
8. Crank The Volume
9. Red Hot Woman
10. Seedealer
11. Heavy Metal Thunder
12. Saddle Up
13. Double Or Quits (Demo Version)
14. Rock And Roll Suicide
15. Conquer The World
16. Baby Let Me Know
17. Skulls & Whiskey
18. Dirty Dirty Hole,
19. Inject My Woman (With Love)
20. You Can’t Kill Rock & Roll

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Elitist Uploads "Caves" Video

California's Elitist has posted a new music video online for the song "Caves." The video clip can be viewed below.

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Decrepitaph Announces New Split Release

Texas metal act Decrepitaph has issued the following update about releasing a split album with Eternal Solstice:

"We have confirmed a split 7" with the legendary Eternal Solstice from the Netherlands! This will be their first release in over 12 years and we are proud to be a part of it! Our song is already recorded and set to go and they are recording theirs this month. We are talking to some labels for getting it released, but nothing is confirmed yet.

"Split 7" with Offal is coming this month. Split 7" with Eroded should hopefully also be this month. No word on the split with Anatomia but according to the label, progress is being made. We will update more when we know more."

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Heathen Cancels Mexican Shows

Heathen has issued the following update about canceling the band's previously scheduled shows in Mexico:

"We regret to inform everyone that the previously announced shows in Mexico have been canceled due to agreed financial obligations not being met by the local promoter. We hate to disappoint all the Heathen fans in Mexico that may have already purchased tickets and we hope to make it up to you all soon.

"We do have some good news however... As announced a couple of days ago, we will be taking part in the Killfest 2011 tour next March with Overkill and Destruction. Everyone in the band is very pleased to be a part of this killer tour package. We're looking forward to returning to Europe and hope to see you all at the shows!"

The currently announced dates are as follows: More...

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Ender Comments On Canceled Show

New Jersery's Ender has issued the following statement regarding the band's September 3rd show in Allenstown being canceled:

"NHBOOKING booked us for 9/3/10 at Ground Zero in Allenstown, NH. We were informed we would have to omit the profanity from our lyrics we would perform live, and we were completely fine with this. Today, NHBOOKING asked that I email the venue manager, Christian, the lyrics and to assure him we would completely comply with his rule of taking the profanity out, because we just want to have a great show and have a good time. After several emails back and forth, Christian makes the decision of kicking us off the bill last minute for tomorrows show.

"'Danny, i am sorry to say that even with the editing out of the profanity, the overall content of your message / lyrics is not what we promoter here at Ground Zero. i know life is not all peaches & creme, believe me , but we do not book bands that promote violence, hate, revenge, killing, etc.... i have copied this to Richie as well. if i had gotten these lyrics much sooner, i could have gotten back to you sooner so that you could have made plans to play elsewhere at some bar or hall that doesn't care about the same things we do. sorry this is so last min. and sorry we could not work together. christian.' ----was the email I got from him.

"This is completely unprofessional of him to do. We are all ready to come up and play for so many kids who wanted to see us out in NH. In no way is this negative for NHBOOKING as they have been nothing but helpful to us. We are sorry that we wont be able to play, but we have a show on Saturday in Worcester, MA. Were sorry."

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Video of Orchestra Performing Dimmu Borgir Single

A video has been released of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra performing the latest single titled "Gateways" from Dimmu Borgir's upcoming album "Abrahadabra", which is scheduled to be released on October 12th in North America. The song "Gateways" is also available for purchase on iTunes.

You can download the Orchestra performance video here or check it out below.

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Wormrot Postpones Start Of Tour

Singapore grindcore trio Wormrot has delayed the start of the band's U.S. tour. Wormrot was scheduled to perform with labelmates Order of Ennead at Santos Party House in New York City tonight (September 2nd), but have been forced to postpone the start of the "Abusing US" tour due to visa delays. The band will now be arriving in the U.S. on September 4th and will be kicking off the tour on September 6th in Cleveland, Ohio.

Front man Arif Rot commented: "I'm off to the airport this Friday night to catch our early as fuck flight to the States the next day. Everything has been prepared and we are pumped as fuck to start abusing the USA. Let's fucking go!"

The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Swashbuckle Posts Second Album Trailer

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

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Destroyer 666 Issues Tour Recap

Destroyer 666 has checked in with the following recap of the band's recent tour dates:

"Said and Done. What to say now, back home, battered, bruised and stewed. The tail end of the tour was just fucking incredible. Great crowds wherever we landed. I think Montreal must get special mention, I know there were a bunch of Quebeccans there too, but one hell of a fucking crowd. For me personally one of the best Ive ever experienced. And yet another special thanks to the owner there, she treated us very well indeed, and was most patient with my repeated drunken disregard for rules n regulations. Again sorry mate. Your a bloody champ.

"We again got to work with our good friend Jon for a show in Rhode Island which, as last year did not disappoint at all. Cheers Jon. NYC, well, this pack have always been good to us, and being the final show of the tour it was a fitting end. Mad, Loud and wild wolves one n all. I'd like to give special thanks to the woman who set that up for us and looked after us so well. I've forgotten ya name sorry mate.

"Our friend Tomas took us out for an after party the end of which I have no recollection of. My apologies to anyone unfortunate enough to have born the brunt of what apparently was horrible ending in fire. This tour was undoubtedly our best in terms of the support of the die-hard fans. It was also a great learning curve in terms of what to expect form the so called professionals who milk the scene for their own profit and treat bands like shit. But more on that later. More...

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Kamelot Posts "The Great Pandemonium" Video

Kamelot has posted a new music video online for the song "The Great Pandemonium," which is off the band's new album "Poetry For The Poisoned." The clip can be viewed below.


Kamelot "The Great Pandemonium" Official Video

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Kataklysm Announces New Album Chart Positions

"Heaven's Venom," the new album from Montreal based extreme metallers Kataklysm, sold around 2,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 7 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart and #196 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, making it the bands highest charting album and their biggest first week sales to date. Heatseekers lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

"On behalf of Kataklysm thank you for buying the album and keeping the support strong,” commented vocalist Maurizio Iacono. “We are close to two decades now since we started this band and now we are charting our highest positions ever, and in the US finally as well! Again, a sincere thank you!”

The "Heaven’s Venom" chart positions are as follows:

Austria #32
Germany #35
Switzerland # 53
USA # 196

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Leaves' Eyes Posts "Take The Devil In Me" Video

Leaves' Eyes has posted a video clip online for the song "Take the Devil in Me," which can be viewed below. Alex Krull comments on the video: "We want to celebrate the good times we had on tour together with our fans! The vid shows impressions from the 2010 European run of the 'Njord' world tour! Great shows, great memories. Now, we are looking forward to meet again our friends in the United States, Canada and Mexico! The North American tour will start in a of couple days."

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Shawn Drover Checks In From The Road

Megadeth's Shawn Drover has checked in with the following recap of the band's recent show at the Cow Palace:

"Well, last night was fun. Lars asked us to play 'My last words' 2 minutes before we went onstage - and being as we have never even rehearsed that tune with this lineup and Megadeth hasn't played that tune since 2005 in the land of OZ, I think we pulled it off rather well. Don't worry though, next time Metallica comes to where I live, I will return the favor and ask them DURING their show to play the most obscure tune they haven't played in years! Baaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaa

"All kidding aside, that was actually really fun to just wing it and enjoy the moment. I hope the crowd did enjoy it as well. As you would fathom for San Fran, lots of musicians backstage and mingling to be had. All fun stuff and a good night was had by all. Life doesn't suck, humans. I am more Metal than you."

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Melechesh Posts Second Album Trailer

Melechesh has posted a second trailer online for the band's upcoming album "The Epigenesis," which was recorded in the newly built Babajim Studios in Istanbul, Turkey. The album was mixed by Reuben de Lautour and mastered by Pieter Snapper. Artwork to the band's 5th album was handled by UK based occult artist John Coulthart, whom the band has previously collaborated with before. "The Epigenesis" will be released on October 1st in Europe and on October 26th in North America via Nuclear Blast Records.

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Pagan's Mind Posts ProgPower X Footage

Pagan's Mind has posted footage online of the band's performance at the ProgPower X festival, which can be viewed below. The band also commented:

"We have a new video clip for you. We have uploaded 'God’s Equation' performed at ProgPower X in Atlanta, September 2009 as a part of the anniversary concept 'Returning Heroes' on our official Youtube channel in HD! Enjoy it!"

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Solstafir Adds More Finnish Shows

Iceland's Solstafir has announced three additional Finnish shows in late September and early October. The dates are as follows:

30.09 Turku - Klubi
01.10 Oulu - Metalheim Fest
02.10 Helsinki - Metalheim Fest

The complete list of upcoming Solstafir tour dates are as follows (December dates will be supporting Swallow the Sun and Mar de Grises):

9/16 2010 The Lexington London, UNITED KINGDOM
9/30 2010 Klubi Turku, FINLAND
10/1 2010 Teatria Oulu, FINLAND
10/2 2010 Nosturi Helsinki, FINLAND
12/1 2010 Steinbruch Theater Darmstadt, GERMANY
12/2 2010 Magnet Berlin, GERMANY
12/3 2010 GERMANY - East Club Bischofswerda, Sax, GERMANY
12/4 2010 PROGRESJA WARSAW, POLAND
12/5 2010 Exit Chmelnice Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC
12/6 2010 Randal Club Bratislava, SLOVAKIA
12/7 2010 Arena Wien, State of e, AUSTRIA
12/8 2010 Hirsch Nürnberg, GERMANY
12/9 2010 Kiff Aarau, Schweiz, SWITZERLAND
12/12 2010 Be Cool Barcelona, CT, SPAIN
12/13 2010 Ritmo y Compas Madrid, Madrid, SPAIN
12/14 2010 MUSIC BOX LISBOA, LISBOA, PORTUGAL
12/15 2010 HARD CLUB Porto, Douro, PORTUGAL
12/16 2010 Tartufo Bergara, æjjhæhjækj, SPAIN
12/17 2010 Le Ferrailleur Nantes, La Loire, FRANCE
12/18 2010 Glazart Paris, FRANCE
12/19 2010 Underworld Camden Town, UNITED KINGDOM
12/20 2010 KADE Zaandam, NETHERLANDS
12/21 2010 matrix Bochum, GERMANY
12/22 2010 Haus 11 Stuttgart, GERMANY

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Sonata Arctica Postpones Show Due To Injury

Sonata Arctica has issued the following announcement about postponing the previously scheduled show in Milan due to guitarist Elias Viljanen breaking his hand:

"Sonata Arctica regret to inform their Italian fans that the announced show in Milan at the Alcatraz on September 30th, 2010 needs to be postponed. Reason: while doing his daily exercise routine Elias Viljanen (guitar) broke his right hand. Due to this accident he will not be able to play guitar for the next 5 or 6 weeks. The new date for the show will be now Sunday, February 27th, 2011 also at the Alcatraz. Of course all tickets for the show September 30th remain valid for the new date.

"It was pretty shocking to hear from Elias about his accident. We are really sorry we need to postpone the show to a later date and want to excuse for any inconveniences this might cause to our fans in Italy and to all fans who had made travel plans from around the world. We really hope to see you all again in February at the Alcatraz."

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The Gates Of Slumber Posts "Death Dealer" Video

The Gates of Slumber has posted a video online for the song "Death Dealer," which features clips of movie monsters by Ray Harryhausen. The video can be viewed below.

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New Unsun Album To See North American Release

Poland's Unsun will release it's second album "Clinic For Dolls" via Armoury/Eagle Rock in North America on October 11th, 2010. The album be will available in Europe the same day via Mystic Production/Indie Distribution. The Japanese version will be available on September 20th via Avalon/Marque.

The "Clinic For Dolls" track listing is as follows:

1. The Lost Way
2. Clinic For Dolls
3. Time
4. Mockers
5. Not Enough
6. The Last Tear
7. Home
8. I Ceased
9. A Single Touch
10. Why

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Finsterforst Announces New Vocalist

Germany's Finsterforst has issued the following update about recruiting new vocalist Oliver Berlin:

"Good day brothers and sisters! Finally we can announce our new singer! With Olli we will attack the stages again very soon! And be aware, he is loud, aggressive and will blow your minds away! So, see you soon at our gigs! Stay tuned for further information. We will confirm more shows in the near future! Take care folks!"

Sample Finsterforst songs are also available for streaming via the band's MySpace page.

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Moonsorrow Enters The Recording Studio

Moonsorrow has issued the following announcement about entering the studio to record a new album:

"On Thor's day, September 2nd, Moonsorrow will finally enter the studio to record their next full length album! We have been working on the new material throughout the summer, and despite the extremely hot weather we've had in Finland, none of it is present in the atmosphere of the new songs. This stuff is Cold, Heavy and Crushing.

"Lyrically we're dealing with life after the end of the world, so there is no light at the end of that tunnel either. The album will be recorded in various studios around Finland and it will be released in late February 2011. Check out the studio diary for daily - or almost daily - updating at this location."

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Abwehrschlacht To Release Demo On Cassette

U.K. black metal act Abwehrschlacht has issued the following update about releasing the band's first demo on cassette tape:

"Abwehrschlacht's first demo will be available for purchase on Old School Cassette on the 15th of September 2010. Released to coincide with the 94th anniversary of the first use of Tanks in Warfare we present four tracks of skin blistering great war black metal on a professionally printed cassette with box and cover! 150 strictly limited editions. For details of purchasing this awesome beast of war send a message for further information. Onward to Victory!"

You can also check out samples of the band's music via this location.

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Astral Winter Checks In With Album Update

Australia's Astral Winter has issued the following update about working on a new album:

"I come with another update, for those still following. The album will unfortunately be pushed back again. I'm going to be realistic and say either end of the year or beginning of next year. I can't think of any foreseeable reasons why it would take any longer then that. So that should be the expected time for the release.

"Now to the next issue. The way things are going I (Josh) will now be doing vocals for the entire album. With Phil living in QLD and contact being very minimal this is really my only option. I've recorded vocals to the album version of Illustrations Of Death and showed that to some close friends who all praised the vocals on it, so hopefully they can live up to expectation. I'll probably post a sample of my vocals for that track if there's enough interest for it. As for the progress of the album itself, all that really remains is to record a few solos to some tracks, and 1 entire track is still left to be recorded, then all the vocal recordings for those 5 tracks. I can't see this taking too much longer to complete as most of the hard work in recording is over.

"I do apologize for all the delays in releasing this album, just unexpected things keep happening, and I now work alot more frequently then I did before. I thank you all for your continued support in Astral Winter! I've added a short vocal sample to Illustrations Of Death Hails." More...

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Divine Infamy Seeking New Vocalist

Guitarist Lord Draconova of New York death metal act Divine Infamy has issued the following announcement about seeking a new vocalist:

"We are currently holding auditions for a new vocalist. In light of Purgatory’s arrest and indictment, we have decided to begin auditioning potential replacements to fill the vacancy in our band. This decision has been made because her long-term fate is uncertain at this point & we must carry on. In the end, this is what she would have wanted. Our best wishes are with her and her family. If you are interested in auditioning, feel free to send us a message here or to divineinfamy@hotmail.com."

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Lineup Announced For Metal Coura III Fest

Holocausto Canibal is set to perform at Portugal's Metal Coura III festival, which takes place on Saturday, September 4th, 2010. Other confirmed acts include Omission, Killem, Switchtense, Decrepidemic, The Spektrum, Dantalion, and Cold Ones. The running order and promotional poster for the festival can be found at this location.

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Rotting Christ to Play in North America

Greek black metal legends Rotting Christ are booked to play the first date of their upcoming spring tour in North America. The band will be playing in Chicago, Illinois on March 19th, two years after their previous tour of the North American continent.

Tour support will come form Lightning Swords of Death. No statement from the band or label has been made as of yet, not have other dates been announced as of this time although an official announcement is expected shortly.

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Anaal Nathrakh to Tour Europe

British blackened death metal band Anaal Nathrakh are preparing for a tour of Europe in Late September, leading up to their appearance in Athens with Triptykon. A statement from the band regarding the last minute tour announcement reads as follows:


"Given the comparatively last minute nature of the tour, we appreciate anything anyone can do to help get word around and make them all the memorable orgies of spit and hatred that they are destined to be. One or two may be added to this list, depending on availability."

Anaal Nathrakh will be playing in the following cities come late September/early October

September 24th - Baroeg, Rotterdam, Netherlands
September 25th - Podium 't Beest, Goes, Netherlands
September 26th - ExHaus, Trier, Germany

September 29th - Matrix Klub, Prague, Czech Republic
September 30th - Nová Pekáren, Nitra, Slovakia
October 1st - Escape Metal Corner, Vienna, Austria

October 3rd - Kyttaro Live, Athens, Greece

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Darkwater Announces New Album Release

Sweden's Darkwater has issued the following announcement about the release date for the band's upcoming album:

"We're proud to present to you our up-coming album 'Where Stories End!' It will be released November 12th in Europe through Ulterium Records and in North America November 23rd by Nightmare Records. Go to this location to check out the artwork, and some samples from the album. We hope you'll like it! Thanks for your patience!"

You can also catch Darkwater live on the following date:

10/2 2010 ProgPower Europe Baarlo, The Netherlands

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TTEOTD Comments On Upcoming Suffocation Tour

Dates have been announced for "The Decibel Defiance 2010 Tour" this fall, which will see PROSTHETIC RECORDS' THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD supporting the legendary SUFFOCATION, along with THE FACELESS, DECREPIT BIRTH and FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE. The tour kicks off at the annual "Rock and Shock" Horror and Music Fest in Worcester, MA on October 15th, and concludes on November 13th, in Allentown, PA.

Through The Eyes of the Dead guitarist Justin Longshore commented on the tour; "'The Decibel Defiance' tour is a dream come true for any fan of extreme music. I must say we are extremely honored to share the stage with the almighty Suffocation and some of the best up and coming bands in death metal out there. This tour is a huge deal for Through The Eyes Of The Dead as Suffocation has been a big inspiration since the early days and continues to be a huge impact on our music. If the 'Decibel Defiance' tour is coming to your area, do not miss the best line up this fall!"

Here are the DECIBEL DEFIANCE TOUR 2010 dates:

10/15-Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (ROCK AND SHOCK)
10/16-New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
10/17-Quebec City, QC @ Imperial Theater
10/18-Montreal, QC @ Foufounes
10/19-Jonquiere, QC @ Place Nikitoutagan
10/20-Toronto, ON @ Opera House
10/21-Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
10/22-Detroit, MI @ Harpos
10/23-Chicago, IL @ Clearwater Theatre
10/24-St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
10/25-Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
10/27-Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
10/28-Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA
10/29-Las Vegas, NV @ The Farm
10/30-Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse
10/31-Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky
11/01-Phoenix, AZ @ The Clubhouse
11/02-Albuquerque, NM @ Fusion Factory
11/03-Amarillo, TX @ Club Khaos
11/04-Tulsa, OK @ Marquee Theatre
11/05-Austin, TX @ Emo's
11/06-Ft. Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theatre
11/08-Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
11/09-Jacksonville, FL @ The Pit
11/10-Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
11/11-Philadelphia, PA @ Polaris
11/12-Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
11/13-Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock

"Skepsis," Through The Eyes of the Dead's third proper full length, was released on February 2, 2010. The self-produced effort is the first Through The Eyes of the Dead release to feature new vocalist Danny Rodriguez, drummer Mike Ranne and guitarist Chris "Hank" Henckel. The album was recorded at Geller Cellar Studios in New York and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side (Hatebreed, Shadows Fall), and features cover art by Paul Romano (Mastodon, Trivium).

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