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Metal News for September 2, 2011

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46 news articles posted on this day.

Tesseract Posts "Lowering The Tone" Tour Teaser

Progressive act Tesseract has posted a teaser video for the upcoming "Lowering the Tone UK Tour" with Chimpspanner and Uneven Structure. In addition, the band posted a rough pre-production demo track with new vocalist, Elliot Coleman on the band's Facebook page.

"Lowering the Tone UK Tour" dates:

Sept 08 - Relentless Garage London, United Kingdom
Sept 09 - CF10, Cardiff University Cardiff, United Kingdom
Sept 10 - O2 Academy 2 Birmingham, United Kingdom
Sept 11 - Academy 3 Manchester, United Kingdom
Sept 12 - O2 Academy 2 Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Sept 13 - Cathouse Glasgow, United Kingdom
Sept 15 - Cockpit Leeds, United Kingdom
Sept 16 - Corporation Sheffield, United Kingdom
Sept 17 - Nottingham Rescue Rooms Nottingham, United Kingdom

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Mortal Sin Added To Thrashfest Classics Tour

Australian thrashers Mortal Sin announced that they will will be joining the Thrashfest Classics Tour with Sepultura, Exodus, Destruction, and Heathen. The band's announcement reads:

"We’re thrilled to announce Mortal Sin will be joining the 'Thrashfest Classics' tour through Europe in Nov/Dec 2011, thanks to Rock The Nation. The tour will also coincide with the European release of our new album “Psychology of Death” on 18th November 2011 through NoiseArt Records.

"As a new chapter in the life of Mortal Sin brings us back to our roots we will be proud to stand along side thrash legends Sepultura, Exodus, Destruction & Heathen performing for
generations of loyal followers on the Thrashfest Classics Tour. Thrashfest is proof that the unity among metal heads has stood the test of time and we are truly honoured to be a part of it."

Thrashfest Classics begins on November 25th, 2011 in Munich, Germany. Metalunderground.com posted the complete tour dates at this location.

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STEMM Talks "Crossroads," Scene Bands, And More

UFC soundtrack band STEMM is set to drop a new groove metal album titled "Crossroads" (reviewed here) this coming September 13th, 2011. To let fans know what's in store on "Crossroads," vocalist/guitarist Joe Cafarella checked in with Metalunderground.com and dished on the album's writing process, what's going on with the lyrics this time around, and his thoughts on the different styles within metal.

Joe also went into detail about the recently released "Left Behind" video, which skewers the many trends in modern metal. He commented on the inspiration behind the clip, "We had the 'scene' fans pick on us, even labels and managers tell us what we needed to do. Even when we did try to make others happy, it wasn't good enough and we were still the 'outcast' band. 'A band without a core' to say... Looking back over the years, I'm happy to say that STEMM is still here, doing our own thing and evolving how we want to. STEMM is not some bi-product of a metal genre. We're a rock band." Check out the full interview transcription below. More...

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Skindred To Tour Australia

U.K. metal act Skindred has announced that it will be heading overseas to Australia for a handful of dates later this month. The band will be appearing alongside rap-rockers Hollywood Undead on the co-headline trek which is currently planned to hit 5 cities across the continent. The dates, cities and venues for the tour can be found in the list below.

09/23 Fortitude Valley, AUS – The Step Inn
09/25 Sydney, AUS – The Metro
09/27 Melbourne, AUS – The Espy
09/28 Adelaide, AUS – Fowlers
09/30 Perth, AUS – Rosemount Hotel

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Lacuna Coil Announces Single Release

European fans of Lacuna Coil should mark October 17th in their calendars as this will be the date "Trip The Darkness" will be released - the first digital single off the upcoming album "Dark Adrenaline."

Lacuna Coil has also announced an upcoming Italian tour in October, which will include intimate club shows. The currently announced dates are as follows:

21.10.2011 (I) Milan - Bloom
22.10.2011 (I) Ravenna - Rock Planet Club
24.10.2011 (I) Rome - Circolo Degli Artisti
25.10.2011 (I) Naples - Duel Beat
27.10.2011 (I) Florence - Viper
28.10.2011 (I) Modena - Vox
30.10.2011 (I) Treviso - New Age Club
31.10.2011 (I) Turin - Teatro Delle Serre

Stay tuned for more information about the upcoming "Dark Adrenaline" album.

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God Seed To Release "Live At Wacken" CD/DVD

God Seed has announced the release of an upcoming "Live at Wacken" CD/DVD set on October 25th, 2011. Prosthetic Records commented on the release:

"The memorable performance by Gaahl and King at 2008's Wacken Open Air festival captusred in full! The performance was a reconstruction of Gorgoroth's controversial 2004 Black Mass show in Poland, which featured sheep heads on stakes, 'crucified' nude models, satanic symbols, and eighty liters of sheep's blood. The band came under fire for violating Polish anti-blasphemy laws as well as Polish animal rights laws, resulting in a police investigation with allegations of religious offense and cruelty to animals. The band was exonerated of all charges, and at Wacken 2008, they recreated this now legendary show in all its glory. This deluxe CD/DVD digipak includes liner notes from the band about the process of recreating this special show."

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Megadeth Fan Arrested For Shooting Spree Threat

According to The Vancouver Sun newspaper, a 44-year-old Appleton, Wisconsin man was arrested on charges of unlawful use of computerized communication systems and disorderly conduct after requesting a Megadeth song via the chat room function on a Windsor, Ontario, Canada-based hard rock and metal Internet radio show.

Trevor Fenton and Pat Ryan, hosts of "The MeltDown Show" on HardRockRadioLive, were taking song requests on Tuesday afternoon when a listener logged into the station's chat room as, "Watch_The_National _new_tomorrow_ I_am_going _to_go _a_ shooting_spree_ in_Appleton_WI." The listener proceeded to ask the hosts to play the Megadeth track "Killing Is My Business . . . And Business Is Good", adding to his comment that it would be, "good music to go postal & kill a bunce of people to."

"We had to take that threat seriously, we couldn't ignore him. That was something we just couldn't ignore and not report," said host Pat Ryan. "It could have been a prank. But if he was serious and something happened, I wouldn't have been able to live with myself."

Fenton contacted the Appleton Police Department and helped an officer identify the man by tracking an IP address to a computer at a public library. Online court records indicate the same man was convicted in 2000 of two misdemeanor offenses involving unlawful use of computerized communication.

"I think you would have to agree that in the day and age we're living in, any time there are threats made like that we need to take them seriously," Appleton Police sergeant Pat DeWall said. "Even if this person doesn't have a violent past, you have to always assume the worst, and hope for the best."

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Cannibal Corpse To Play 70,000 Tons Of Metal

Cannibal Corpse is the latest act to be confirmed for the upcoming 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise. The currently announced acts (with 19 of 40 being confirmed so far) are as follows:


The cruise will sail Monday, January 23rd, 2012 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami FL to George Town, Cayman Islands and will not return you to the real world for four days until Friday, January 27th, 2012.

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Single Bullet Theory Reveals New Album Details

Single Bullet Theory has announced that it will be releasing its long-awaited new album, simply titled "IV," on September 27, 2011 through Goomba Music. The album was recorded at Clay Creek Studio in Newark, Delaware with engineer Nick Rotundo and is the first album to feature new members John Ruszin III (guitar) and Jeff Kalber (bass). You can view the track listing for "IV" below.

1. Echoes Of The Past
2. What Have I
3. Letting Go
4. Diabolical
5. Leviathan Smiles
6. Auctioneer of Souls
7. Hands of the Wicked
8. The Wake of Betrayal
9. Samsara
10. Spirit Crusher (Death cover)
11. The Hurt That Never Ends

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Anvil Announces Full U.S. Tour

Canadian heavy metal veterans Anvil have announced the dates for their forthcoming headline tour of the United States. You can check out the full list of dates, cities, and venues below.

Oct. 19 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Oct. 20 - Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
Oct. 21 - Akron, OH - Ripper Owens Tap House
Oct. 22 - Westland, MI - Token Lounge
Oct. 23 - South Bend, IN - Club Landing
Oct. 25 - Denver, CO - Casselman's Bar
Oct. 27 - San Francisco, CA - Red Devil Lounge
Oct. 28 - Redondo Beach, CA - Brixton South Bay
Oct. 29 - Tempe, AZ - Club Red
Oct. 30 - San Juan Capistrano, CA - Coach house
Oct. 31 - Las Vegas, NV - Cheyenne Saloon
Nov. 02 - Oklahoma City, OK - Samaurai's
Nov. 04 - Darien, IL - Q Sports
Nov. 05 - Cleveland, OH- West Side Masonic Temple
Nov. 06 - Rochester, NY - Montage Music Hall
Nov. 07 - New York, NY - Highline Ballroom

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Mare Cognitum Streaming Track Online

Mare Cognitum, the one man black metal project from Jacob Buczarski, released "The Sea Which Has Become Known" on August 29th, 2011 through Severed Limb Records. A song from the album, titled "A Vain Lament," is now available for streaming online through Noisecreep.com at this location.

Buczarski commented on the track: "My lyrics are always written last after the song is in its final form. I simply listen to the finished track a few times and see what my imagination produces, usually a story or a character. I use this image to inspire lyrics, and often times I read over the final product and realize it does not seem to illustrate what I originally envisioned or that it came out much more vague.

"In the situation of 'A Vain Lament,' the lyrics involve one person's journey into a hypothetical afterlife where he is forced to finally stop to see the beauty of existence he had missed his entire life. I wrote this while particularly dismayed at the effect that things like constant advertising and commercialization have on the human mind, especially city dwellers like myself."

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Visions of Atlantis Releases Trailer For New EP

Visions of Atlantis has posted a new teaser trailer online for the band's upcoming "Maria Magdalena" EP. The track listing for the effort as ell as the trailer can be found below.

1. Maria Magdalena
2. Melancholia
3. Change of Tides
4. Last Shut Of Your Eyes
5. Distant Shores
6. Beyond Horizon - The Poem PT. II

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Deadweight Posts EP Trailer

California's Deadweight has posted a teaser trailer online for an upcoming, as-yet-untitled, EP. You can check out the trailer below. For additional details on Deadweight, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.

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Inmoria Posts New Album Samples Online

Power metallers Inmoria have uploaded audio samples of all the tracks that are set to appear on the group's forthcoming album "A Farewell To Nothing - The Diary Part 1." The samples can be heard by using the ReverbNation widget below. The CD was recorded at Studio Soundcreation in Bollnas, Sweden.

"A Farewell To Nothing - The Diary Part 1" track listing:
1. Blinded
2. The Mirror
3. Watch Me Bleed
4. End Of The Line
5. Hear My Prayers
6. In My Dreams
7. The Silence Within Me
8. Save Me
9. I Watch My Shadow Fall
10. Just Another Lie
11. My Last Farewell
12. Why

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LLVME Reveals "Yía de Nuesu" Art

Spanish act LLVME has posted the cover artwork online for the upcoming album "Yía de Nuesu." You can check out the artwork below, or head over to the LLVME MySpace music profile to hear tracks available for streaming from the band.

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Septicflesh And More Added To Rock Band Network

Metal fans looking looking for new songs to try out on the Rock Band Network this weekend can look forward to new tunes from Septicflesh, All Shall Perish, Amberian Dawn, and Halcyon Way. PS3 users also get new music from Asking Alexandria and Tesseract starting on September 6th.

The complete list of newly added Xbox 360 tracks, including the non-metal songs, is as follows:


All Shall Perish - "Spineless" (160 MSP)
All Shall Perish - "Stabbing to Purge Dissimulation (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "War in Heaven (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Chaotrope - "Fading Sacrifice" (80 MSP)
Conflicted - "Victor(ia)" (160 MSP)
Eminence - "Devil's Boulevard (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Halcyon Way - "The Age of Betrayal" (80 MSP)
Halcyon Way - "The Age of Betrayal (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Scum of the Earth - "Bombshell From Hell" (80 MSP)
Septicflesh - "Anubis" (160 MSP)
Septicflesh - "Anubis (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Without Mercy - "Slit" (160 MSP) More...

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Sebastian Bach Debuts New Single And Video Online

Former Skid Row vocalist Sebastian Bach has posted his latest music video online. The video was shot for the title-track of his forthcoming new solo album "Kicking & Screaming." The album is currently set for its European release on September 23, 2011 and a North American release following on September 27th 2011 both through Frontiers Records. You can check out the video below.

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Texas In July Posts New Music Video Online

Pennsylvania metalcore act Texas In July, who recently announced its singing with Nuclear Blast Records, have given its fans more good news with the release of all new music video. The video was shot for the track "1000 Lies" which appears on the group's latest album, "One Reality," which will be made available in Europe on October 7th with bonus material. You can check out the video by using the player located below.

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Sawthis Posts "Act Of Sorrow" Video

Italy's Sawthis has posted a video clip online for the song "Act of Sorrow," which is taken off the "Egod" album. You can watch the video in the player below. Additional details on Sawthis are available through the band's Facebook profile.

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Kyuss Lives! Performs On The Daily Habit

Video footage has made its way online featuring the recent appearance from Kyuss Lives! on Fuel TV's The Daily Habit. You can check out the group performing "Hurricane" on the broadcast below.

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Cerebellion Posts New Music Video Online

Cerebellion has posted a music video online for the song "Breach of Security," which is the second video single from the album "Inalienable." Check out the video clip in the player below.

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Cancer Bats Perform Black Sabbath Covers Set

Canadian hardcore act Cancer Bats recently performed an entire Black Sabbath covers set during a recent tour stop, appearing at a Sonisphere Festival event. You can check out fan-filmed video footage of the band performing the classic tracks "Iron Man" and "Paranoid" by using the YouTube players located below.

As for the Cancer Bats, the group are currently in the process of writing their next full length album with studio time scheduled for later in the year.

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Unholy Sermon Posts "The Benighted" Teaser

Sri Lanka's Unholy Sermon has posted a new teaser clip online for the upcoming album "The Benighted." You can check out the clip below. "The Benighted" is set for release on November 20th, 2011.

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Blotted Science Posts New EP Artwork

Instrumental technical metal act Blotted Science has posted the cover artwork online for the band's new EP "The Animation Of Entomology," which is set for release on October 4th, 2011. The artwork and track listing are available below.

1. Ingesting Blattaria
2. Cretaceous Chasm
3. Vermicular Asphyxiation
4. A Sting Operation
I. Human Barbequed
II. Cessation Sanitation
III. Seeing Dead People
IV. Omitting Eyes

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Alice Cooper Posts "Welcome 2 My Nightmare" Teaser

Alice Cooper posted a new video teaser for the forthcoming album "Welcome 2 My Nightmare." The album is due out on September 13, 2011 through Universal Records.

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Volumes Streaming "Edge Of The Earth" Track

Volumes is currently streaming a new track online titled "Edge Of The Earth," which is taken off the upcoming "Via" album. Listen to the song in the player below. "Via" is set to be released in stores and digitally on September 27th, 2011 through Mediaskare Records.

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Fuck The Facts Posts New In Studio Video

Canadian death/metalcore band Fuck The Facts posted a new in studio video for the recording of the forthcoming LP "Die Miserable," which will be released on October 11th, 2011 via Relapse Records.

Relapse Records also posted a new podcast of the band, which can be found through Metalunderground.com's news post at this location.

The video can be viewed here:

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Dawn Of Destiny Announces European Shows

Germany's Dawn of Destiny has announced upcoming tour dates for the remainder of 2011 and beginning of 2012, including a string of German shows with Axxis this month. Details are available in the tour posters below.


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Eldritch Posts New Video For "Everythings Burning"

Italian progressive power metal act Eldritch has posted a new music video for "Everything's Burning," which is the first single for the forthcoming LP "Gaia's Legacy," due out on September 25th, 2011 through Scarlet Records. The new LP is a concept album about global warming based on Al Gore's documentary "An Inconvenient Truth."

The track listing for "Gaia's Legacy" is as follows:

1. Gaia's Anger
2. Deviation
3. Our Land
4. Vortex Of Disaster
5. Mother Earth
6. Everything's Burning
7. Tonight Out
8. Like A Child
9. Signs
10. Thoughts Of Grey
11. Thirst In Our Hands (Gaias Lament)
12. Through Different Eyes (Fates Warning Cover)

The video can be viewed here:

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Foscor Recruits New Guitarist

Foscor has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new guitarist:

"Greetings all you there, it's time to open a new chapter for Foscor. Live dates with a new guitarist in our line-up come to us.

"After to split up with Wilhkiem in a friendly way, today we depart to play at the Bloodwave Metal Fest in France, and at the Nihil Extreme Metal Fest VIII in Italy. Aurora Infernalis Fest III awaits on late October in Netherlands.

"Wilhkiem has been playing with us from 2004 to 2011, participating on 'The Smile of the Sad Ones' and 'Groans to the Guilty' albums' recordings, plus cover songs for Katatonia, Enslaved, or 'The Other's Voice' exclusive song for the 7" 'Onslaught of Black Putrefaction.' It has been near 60 concerts together. All the best mate... darkness will always keep us near.

"Albert M., from the mighty Vidres A La Sang (RIP) has been rehearsing lately with us and tomorrow will have his first darkness' baptism on stage. He will accompany Falke on guitars tasks for the next Live dates we have. So, be welcome bro! Let's darkness flow..."

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Niels Vejlyt Posts "Dies Today" Clip

Danish guitar virtuoso Niels Vejlyt from Infinity Overture has posted a video clip online for the song "Dies Today," which is from the upcoming solo album "Sthenic." Check out the video clip below, or pick up the album on September 16th, 2011.

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Voodoo Six Recording New EP

Voodoo Six has checked in with the following update about booking a U.K. tour and recording a new EP:

"We are currently booking a UK tour for November 2011. To tie in with this we will be releasing an EP of new material and we plan to re record a few songs from First Hit For Free too.

"Recording commences 5th September, the new songs are sounding great and we can't wait to get started. More news to follow regarding the tour dates........."

You can also check out Voodoo Six tracks available for streaming by heading over to the band's MySpace music profile.

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Dimmu Borgir Announces UK Tour, You Pick Setlist

Symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir has announced that it will be touring the United Kingdom in November, 2011. This is the first tour of the U.K. since 2009's "Defenders of the Faith Tour." The band will play a two hour set, and will ask the fans to select which of the following three classic LP's will be played via a poll on its Facebook Page.

The three album choices are:

"For All Tid" (1994);
"‘Stormblåst" (1996); or
"Enthrone Darkness Triumphant" (1997)

Tour Dates are as follows:

14 Nov 11 – Brighton – Concorde 2
15 Nov 11 – Colchester – Arts Centre
16 Nov 11 – Norwich – Waterfront
18 Nov 11 – Glasgow – Classic Grand
19 Nov 11 – Leeds – The Cockpit
20 Nov 11 – Cardiff – Great Hall 2
21 Nov 11 – Stoke – Sugarmill
23 Nov 11 – London – Islington Academy
24 Nov 11 – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
25 Nov 11 – Manchester – Academy 3
26 Nov 11 – Birmingham – 02 Academy 2

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Dying Fetus Posts New Interview Video

A new video interview of drummer Trey Williams of Dying Fetus following the Summer Slaughter tour was posted by Metal Mark of SkullsNBones.com. The band recently released an EP of cover songs called "History Repeats..." on July 19, 2011 through Relapse Records.

The video can be viewed here:

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Van Canto Posts New "Break The Silence" Teaser

A Capella metal band Van Canto posted a new teaser video for the forthcoming LP "Break the Silence." The album is due out on September 23, 2011 through Napalm Records. A full review of the new album appears at this location.

Check out the video here:

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Victory Records Offers Free Labor Day Compilation

Victory Records is offering a free Labor Day sampler compilation for download on its Facebook Page. You need to "Like" the page to make the download accessible. The tracklisting for the sampler is listed in the image below.

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Within Temptation Posts Final Short Film On LP

Dutch symphonic metal band Within Temptation posted the final short film in a series of three about the concept of it's latest release "The Unforgiving." The album and films were based on a new comic book series of the same name written by Steven O’Connell (BloodRayne & Dark 48) and illustrated by artist Romano Molenaar (Witchblade, Darkness and X-men). The story synopsis: "A powerful medium, Mother Maiden recruits lost souls to be part of her wraith taskforce to fight evil in all its forms. They each carry a specific guilt about something they did in their lives. Mother Maiden offers them an opportunity to 'make right what is wrong' by giving them missions and assignments to hunt down evil as a penance for their previous sins."

The latest video can be seen here:


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Krisiun To Release New LP "The Great Execution"

Brazilian technical death metal band Krisiun will release its eighth LP "The Great Execution" on October 31, 2011 through Century Media Records. This LP is the follow up to 2008's "Southern Storm." The album was recorded with producer Andy Classen at Stage One studios. The album will feature sixty minutes of music and there is a limited edition planned as well.

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Code For Silence Reveals New Album Track List

Finland's Code For Silence has checked in with the following update about "Eyes World Shut," the band's new album:

"Hey, here's the tracklist of our upcoming album. As soon as we reach 700 Likes in our facebook page we'll upload a song for you. So first make sure that You Like our page and after that make sure that all your friends Like our page!"

The "Eyes World Shut" track listing is as follows:

1. Rose Blooms in Bloodred
2. Flashbacking One Night Stand
3. Death Bringer
4. Brothers
5. The Art of Being a Coward
6. Eye For an Eye
7. Neo-Synchronized Capone Dance
8. Release the Hounds
9. Deathrace
10. On the Streets of a Sleeping City

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Firewind Vocalist To Miss European Tour

Firewind has announced that singer Apollo Papathanasio will be forced to miss the band's European tour for family reasons. Amaseffer vocalist Mats Leven will fill in.

The official announcement reads:

"FIREWIND front man Apollo Papathanasio has been forced to miss the band’s imminent European tour due to family issues. Apollo will be back with FIREWIND for their North American 'Frets Of Fury' tourdates in October. Apollo’s replacement for the European 'Defiance Over Europe' dates is the hugely talented singer Mats Leven (Therion, Yngwie Malmsteen).

"FIREWIND’s European tour starts out next week on September 9th in the UK and will additionally cover The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy and France with support coming from Swedish metallers and labelmates Wolf. Here are the exact dates for both the European and the North American tours in support of the acclaimed latest FIREWIND album release “Days Of Defiance” so you can get your tickets NOW."

FIREWIND + WOLF - 'Defiance Over Europe' Tour 2011

Presented by: Blackstar Amplification, Rock Hard (Germany), Rock Tribune (Benelux) and Lords Of Metal (Benelux)

FR 09.09. Southampton, UK - Talking Head
SA 10.09. Manchester, UK - Moho
SU 11.09. Glasgow, Scotland - Cathouse
MO 12.09. Reading, UK - Sub 89
WE 14.09. Zoetermeer, NL - Boerderij
TH 15.09. Den Bosch, NL - W2
FR 16.09. Kerkrade, NL - Rock Temple
SA 17.09. Vosselaar, BEL - Biebob
SU 18.09. Cologne, GER - Underground
MO 19.09. Aschaffenburg, GER - Colos Saal
TU 20.09. Hamburg, GER - Knust
TH 22.09. Vienna, AUT - Szene
FR 23.09. San Dona Di Piave, IT - Revolver Club
SA 24.09. Pisa, IT - Borderline
MO 26.09. Paris, FRA - Le Nouveau Casino More...

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Shadowside Premieres New Music Video

Brazilian female-fronted melodic metal band Shadowside is premiering the new music video for "Angel With Horns" exclusively on Metalunderground.com. "Angel With Horns" is off the band's third album, "Inner Monster Out," which was just released on August 30th via SHP Records. The music video was directed by Thiago Pinheiro of Studio Kaiowas.

"The song is about someone trying to escape their own boring reality by putting their hopes in one disturbing and mysterious person that's pure evil, though innocent as an angel at the same time," said vocalist, Dani Nolden.

"I don't think I've been this excited about one of our albums being released before! I can't wait for people to hear Inner Monster Out," added Nolden. "It is exactly what I've been looking for as a musician since day one. It's heavy, aggressive, yet very melodic and catchy, so I believe it will please both extreme and melodic metal fans, as well as our old fan base. I don't know how good it is for the world yet, but I sure know that I love it and I'm proud of what we’ve accomplished!"

The "Inner Monster Out" track listing is as follows:

1. Gag Order
2. Angel with Horns
3. Habitchual
4. In the Name of Love
5. Inner Monster Out (featuring Björn "Speed" Strid, Mikael Stanne, and Niklas Isfeldt)
6. I'm Your Mind
7. My Disrupted Reality
8. A Smile Upon Death
9. Whatever Our Fortune
10. A.D.D.
11. Waste of Life

"Inner Monster Out" was produced, mixed, and mastered at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden by Fredrik Nordström (Arch Enemy, At The Gates, Bring Me The Horizon, In Flames), and features guest vocals from the likes of Björn "Speed" Strid (Soilwork), Mikael Stanne (Dark Tranquility), and Niklas Isfeldt (Dream Evil). The album is now available digitally via iTunes and Amazon.com.

You can stream more songs from the band, including the new track "Waste of Life" on the band's Facebook page.

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The Rotted Reveals New Album Release Date

British death metal outfit The Rotted has announced that the band will be releasing a new studio album, "Ad Nauseam," through Candlelight Records on October 31st. This will be the group's first full length release since 2008's "Get Dead Or Die Trying." The band has also revealed the album's artwork and track listing as well as posting a video online in which lead vocalist Ben McCrow offers a track-by-track breakdown of the record. You can check them all out below.

Anarchogram Sun
Rex Oblivione
Surrounded By Skulls
Non Serviam
Just Add Nauseam
Entering The Arena Of The Unwell
The House Of Bedlam
Apathy In The UK
The Hammer Of Witches
Put Me Out Of Your Misery More...

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Autopsy To Reissue "Mental Funeral"

Peaceville Records has checked in with the following announcement about re-releasing the "Mental Funeral" album from reactivated act Autopsy:

"Autopsy's 1991 masterpiece, 'Mental Funeral', will be re-released October 17th, marking 20 years since the birth of this classic slab of brutality. This new edition includes a bonus DVD featuring 2 early live shows, from Rotterdam 1990, & San Pedro 1991, as well as extensive new liner notes from the band. Pre-order here."

The track listing is as follows:

CD Disc 1
1. Twisted Mass Of Burnt Decay
2. In The Grip Of Winter
3. Fleshcrawl
4. Torn From The Womb
5. Slaughterday
6. Dead
7. Robbing The Grave
8. Hole In The Head
9. Destined To Fester
10. Bonesaw
11. Dark Crusade
12. Mental Funeral

DVD Disc 2
Autopsy live – Rotterdam, Holland 1990
1. Disembowel
2. Retribution For The Dead
3. Embalmed
4. Destined To Fester
5. Gasping For Air
6. In The Grip Of Winter
7. Charred Remains
8. Ridden With Disease More...

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Stryper To Re-Record Old Songs For New Album

American heavy metal veterans Stryper have announced that their next release will consist of re-recorded versions of fourteen of their classics, in addition to three brand new songs entitled, "Bleeding From Inside Out," "Blackened" and "How To Live." A Twitter message from Strper frontman Michael Sweet reads as follows:

"It might be best for me to stop Tweeting about the re-record since it seems to be confusing many people. Here's the facts...

"We're tracking 17 songs - 14 old classics, 3 brand new songs. We're doing the record in phases, a little at a time. It won't be mastered until January, which means it won't be available until sometime after that. January is not the release date.

"We're funding this ourselves so it's a tedious, time consuming task that we have to do in phases due to extensive touring and other things going on between now and the end of the year. So sorry for the confusion and it will be worth the wait!"

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Ministry Announces 2012 Relapse Tour Dates

After confirming the band's return for Wacken Open Air 2012 and then a new album, Ministry has announced a short run of U.S. tour dates next year.

Tickets for Ministry’s 2012 Relapse U.S. Tour go on Pre-Sale to Ministry Facebook fans and e-store customers September 16th, 2011 at 10AM venue time, one week prior to the public on-sale September 23rd. You do not have to join a Fan Club or pay Fan Club access for this pre-sale. Here is the official U.S. Tour date and venue schedule:

June 17, 2012 Denver Ogden Theatre
June 21, 2012 Los Angeles Club Nokia
June 23, 2012 New York Best Buy Nokia
June 28, 2012 Chicago The Vic Theatre*
June 29, 2012 Chicago The Vic Theatre*
(Both Chicago shows will go on-sale simultaneously)

Denver, Los Angeles, New York and Chicago are the only US cities in which Ministry will be performing in 2012. They will not be adding any more cities to the Relapse 2012 Tour, as the band is scheduled to perform in Europe July 1st, 2012 (later announcement on city and venue).

Click here for more info and to buy tickets.

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Chickenfoot’s “Big Foot”

This week a look at Chickenfoot’s latest video, “Big Foot”.

The video starts off as every alcoholic’s nightmare. Waking up in a chicken coup, wearing a chicken costume. It’s an odd choice to drink out of the same water bucket as the other chickens, but then again, it’s probably a nasty hangover and any beverage will do at this point. More...

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