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Metal News for September 20, 2010

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46 news articles posted on this day.

Fozzy Announces Austrailian Tour

Fozzy, the band featuring WWE wrestling superstar Chris Jericho and Stuck Mojo member Rich Ward,2 will return to Australia for the first time since 005 in December. Chris Jericho commented on the tour by saying:

"Our fans in Australia are some of the best Fozzy fans in the world and we heard your demands, so we are coming back and we are looking forward to tearing the house down with each and every one of you crazy bastards this December!"

Fozzy Australian tour dates:
Dec 2 - The Hi Fi - Melbourne
Dec 3 - The Factory - Sydney
Dec 5 - The Hi Fi - Brisbane

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Kataklysm To Headline "Neckbreaker's Ball" Tour

Montreal death metal icons Kataklysm has revealed details regarding the its upcoming headlining tour of Europe. The tour, named "The Neckbreaker's Ball," will run between January 14, 2011 and February 6th. Support on the tour will come from Equilibrium, Legion of the Damned, Manegarm and Milking the Goatmachine.

Kataklysm European tour dates:
Jan. 14 - Geiselwind, Germany - Music Hall
Jan. 15 - Leipzig, Germany - Hellraiser
Jan. 16 - Berlin, Germany - K17
Jan. 17 - Aarhus, Denmark - Voxhall
Jan. 18 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
Jan. 19 - Hannover, Germany - Musikzentrum
Jan. 20 - Lingen, Germany - Alter Schlachthof
Jan. 21 - Bochum, Germany - Matrix
Jan. 22 - Stuttgart, Germany - LKA Longhorn
Jan. 23 - Haarlem, Netherlands - Patronaat
Jan. 24 - Rennes, France - Antipode
Jan. 25 - Lyon, France - Ninkasi Kao
Jan. 26 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
Jan. 27 - Innsbruck, Austria - Hafen
Jan. 28 - Wien, Austria - Gasometer
Jan. 29 - Linz, Austria - Posthof
Jan. 30 - Bratislava, Slovakia - Majestic Music Club
Jan. 31 - Graz, Austria - Ppc
Feb. 01 - Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp
Feb. 02 - Bad Arolsen, Germany - Outback
Feb. 03 - Saarbrücken, Germany - Garage
Feb. 04 - Munich, Germany - Backstage
Feb. 05 - Antwerpen, Belgium - Hof Ter Loo
Feb. 06 - Tilburg, Netherlands - 013

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Mnemic Cancels All Upcoming Touring Plans

Danish metal act Mnemic has released the following comments regarding the band's decision to cancel it's November and December European tour:

"For some of you who have been following MNEMIC for a long time, you might have noticed some unfamiliar faces in the lineup during the festival season of 2010. Due to a tendonitis surgery, Rune Stigart, was forced to sit out on a couple of festivals, and has been replaced by the band's touring guitarist, Victor Solomonsen. Furthermore, three weeks ago, unfortunately, bassist Tomas 'Obeast' Koefoed had an accident wherein his index-finger got caught and crushed by a hydraulic pump. The power and pressure of the pump crushed his bone and damaged a nerve, and has now made it impossible for him to play his instrument for an undetermined time. This is one of the reasons that MNEMIC performed in Ukraine, at the Global East Fest, without a bass player, without Tomas. We are all very sad about this situation, especially Tomas. Our thoughts and hearts are with him, and we wish to see him recover and back on stage [as soon as possible], where he truly belongs.

"On another note, we have been planning a European tour for November and December, but due to circumstances beyond our control, it's with heavy hearts and deep regrets that we are being forced to cancel, due to the above-mentioned problems. To anyone who have been looking forward to be seeing the band, we are extremely SORRY (!!!), but we promise we will make it up to you again in 2011, as we will reschedule the tour."

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Vomitory Posts Napalm Death Cover Song Online

Swedish death metal act Vomitory has posted a new cover song to the band's official Myspace page. The band covered the 1991 Napalm Death track "Mass Appeal Madnes," which appeared on an EP of the same name.

Vomitory commented on the cover track by saying:

"Since spring 2005 we have had this little piece of brutality laying in our digital drawer, and we admit it's a shame it hasn't seen the light of day until now! This version of 'Mass Appeal Madness' was recorded for a Napalm Death tribute album that never saw the light of day. With this song we want to give you fans something exclusive but also salute one of the most influential bands for Vomitory — ever since 1989 to present day."

You can check out the cover song at this location.

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Unkind Signs With Relapse Records

Finland metal act Unkind has announced it's signing with Relapse Records. Unkind are planning to enter the studio later in the fall to begin recording their new full length release, and Relapse Records debut. Unkind are currently on tour with The Holy Mountain.

Unkind/The Holy Mountain tour dates:
Sept. 22 Nijmengen, Netherlands - Onderbroek
Sept. 23 Leeuwarden, Netherlands - Autolok

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Scythia Cancels Date, Changes Venue For Another

Vancouver progressive folk metal band Scythia's Victoria tour date scheduled for Sept 24 at Isabella Theatre has been cancelled. All other dates on the "Exiled Across Canada" tour will continue as announced by 4 man & 2 women contingent with exception of the act's hometown gig in Vancouver. The Vancouver show will now be taking place at Pub 340 on October 14, 2010.

Blending epic storytelling with modern progressive metal to create an interesting dynamic that includes an oboe of death and classical violin. Scythia's ancient and medieval influenced melodies will bring the past back to the present as they ready to brandish their swords and prepare for tour in support of their upcoming album "...Of War."

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Baptized In Blood Reveals New Album Tracklisting

London, Ontario, Canada metal act Baptized In Blood has revealed the tracklisting to it's self-titled Roadrunner Records debut. Joe Kresta, Director of A&R for Roadrunner Records Canada who signed the band, expresses his excitement, saying “From the moment I heard Baptized In Blood I was blown away. They continue to amaze me by constantly elevating their craft to new heights. With their jaw dropping live show, hard hitting sound, and captivating hooks, Baptized In Blood have all the ingredients for success.”

"Baptized In Blood" tracklisting:
1. Up Shirts Down Skirts
2. Dirty’s Back
3. Game On
4. Only Cure
5. Down and Out
6. Mental
7. Last Line Lady
8. My Salute
9. Go It Alone
10. Will Of A Demon
11. Sinking Ships
12. Event Horizon

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"The Big 4: Live In Sofia, Bulgaria" Pushed Back

Both the DVD and Blu-Ray editions of "The Big 4: Live In Sofia, Bulgaria" have had their release dates pushed back to November 2, 2010. The new release date only affects the Canadian and American markets. "The Big 4: Live In Sofia, Bulgaria" was filmed on June 22, 2010 at the Sonisphere Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Metallica track listing:
1. Creeping Death
2. For Whom The Bell Tolls
3. Fuel
4. Harvester Of Sorrow
5. Fade To Black
6. That Was Just Your Life
7. Cyanide
8. Sad But True
9. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
10. All Nightmare Long
11. One
12. Master Of Puppets
13. Blackened
14. Nothing Else Matters
15. Enter Sandman
Encore:
16. Am I Evil? (with the Big Four)
17. Hit The Lights
18. Seek and Destroy

Slayer track listing:
1. World Painted Blood
2. Jihad
3. War Ensemble
4. Hate Worldwide
5. Seasons In The Abyss
6. Angel of Death
7. Beauty Through Order
8. Disciple
9. Mandatory Suicide
10. Chemical Warfare
11. South of Heaven
12. Raining Blood

Megadeth track listing:
1. Holy Wars... The Punishment Due
2. Hangar 18
3. Wake Up Dead
4. Head Crusher
5. In My Darkest Hour
6. Skin O' My Teeth
7. A Tout Le Monde
8. Hook In Mouth
9. Trust
10. Sweating Bullets
11. Symphony Of Destruction
12. Peace Sells/Holy Wars Reprise

Anthrax track listing:
1. Caught In A Mosh
2. Got the Time
3. Madhouse
4. Be All, End All
5. Antisocial
6. Indians/Heaven And Hell
7. Medusa
8. Only
9. Metal Thrashing Mad
10. I Am The Law

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Drawn And Quartered Checks In With Band Update

Drawn and Quartered has issued the following recap of the band's September 17th show and update about working on a new album:

"Hello, and thanks for the support Spokane Metal Maniacs! This show is sort of a homecoming for me as I spent many summers in Spokane with my dad. Everyone we met was friendly and helpful. We appreciate the support and respect shown by the the local bands, and once again Rutah delivers the goods, and played a big part in making this show awesome! Thanks to the Cretin Hop, Oddesey, Killing the Masses, and all the bands fans and friends we met.

"I'd also like to thank my band mates for stepping up. handling the transport of the gear and renting the van so I could spend a few days with my dad after the show. Extra special thanks to Nanette for merchandising, and support and personal assistance on this trip, and for being my best friend and companion, I love you, thanks! So now we will work on recording some the rest of the vocals and guitar solos for the new record, get some mixing done and plan some new goals for the coming year, so check back soon!"

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Five Finger Death Punch Announces Halloween Show

Five Finger Death Punch has issued the following announcement about playing a Halloween show in Kansas City:

"Five Finger Death Punch will once again join 98.9 The Rock in Kansas City on October 23rd this year to headline their Halloween show, Freaker’s Ball. Sevendust, Drowning Pool, and 10 Years are also on the bill.

"Tickets go on sale this Friday, 9/24 at 10am for $35- but there is a special pre-sale for 5FDP fans from Wednesday 9/22 at 10am to Thursday 9/24 at 11:59pm! Pre-sale tickets are just $25- that’s a crazy deal for a great show. Check out the details at 98-9 The Rock's website.

"Be sure to come in costume just to scare the usual downtown crowd. If you have a killer costume, join the costume contest for a chance to share in $1000 in prize money! One hint, since the audience picks the winner, it’s always the scary or sexy costume that wins the big money. Click here for the offical Freaker's Ball contest rules. Let Freaker’s Ball bring the metal for a killer Halloween party. We’ll see you at the show."

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Interview

Arkhum Spreads Cosmic Terror With "Anno Universum"

Oregon based, blackened death metal act Arkhum recently got picked up by Vendlus Records for the release of the band's debut full-length album "Anno Universum." Heavy on the technicality, and oozing an atmosphere of Lovecraft style sci-fi, the album is a surprising piece of metal mayhem from a band on the rise.

While discussing the themes of the album, Arkhum bassist Matt Edwards stated, "They’re our way of trying to convey the feelings we get of just looking out into the stars at night, wrapped in the shroud of science fiction and various scenarios taking place in the cosmos." He goes on to explain how he adds his own bass groove to a brutal death metal release, how the band works as a unit, and where Arkhum is going from here. More...

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Unearthing the Metal Underground In China

Freedom of expression is likely not the first thing that comes to mind when one mentions the People’s Republic of China. It’s a place where the mere mention of anything that might be construed as being the least bit anti-authoritarian by the powers that be can land a person in jail, and dissidents are regularly executed by the state or simply disappeared without even the pretense of due process. But luckily for the metal heads residing in the world’s most populous nation, the government censors have bigger fish to fry than metal bands, and so China’s budding metal community, which features its own independent labels dedicated solely to various facets of the broad genre, and even a nationally published print magazine focusing on all sounds hard and heavy, has been allowed to develop as the country has opened itself up to outside influences in the past couple of decades. Here’s a look at three bands waving the metal flag in the pseudo-communist house that Mao built.

Chaotic Aeon

Imitation is often considered the sincerest form of flattery, and if that is indeed the case, then by all means keep Chaotic Aeon’s music away from John McEntee, Ross Dolan, and Gene Palubicki, lest the founders of Incantation, Immolation, and Angelcorpse respectively experience a simultaneous head implosion. If you don’t believe me, try playing any one of the tracks currently streaming on the band’s myspace page, and see if the death metal freak in the room doesn’t confuse Chaotic Aeon with any one of the three. But though the band, hailing from Xi’an, the midwestern Chinese city of Terra Cotta Army fame, may just be aping these American death metal greats, they do a damn good job of capturing their grimy, down tempo brutality that satisfyingly grinds down a mountain of granite like a dirty blackened glacier. The band currently has a six-song EP out on Pest Productions, a Chinese label specializing in black metal. More...

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Elvenpath To Record New Album

Germany's Elvenpath has issued the following statement about lining up new shows and recording a new album:

"Hello everybody, we'll do three more shows in September and October, please check out our concert section for details and show up! Afterwards we'll enter the studio to record the new album which the entire world is so desperately waiting for. Expect a release in spring and stay tuned! Best Metal regards."

The band's upcoming live shows are as follows:

9/25 2010 Epplehaus Tübingen, Baden-Würt, GERMANY
10/2 2010 A Chance For Metal Festival Rüsselsheim, Hessen
10/23 2010 Horst Saarbrücken, Saarland, GERMANY
12/18 2010 Dragon's Breath Festival Frankfurt, Hessen, GERMANY

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Titan Offering Free MP3 From New Album

Brooklyn, NY's Titan, which signed to Relapse Records earlier this summer, is now offering a free MP3 off the band's new album via Brooklyn Vegan. The new song "Wooded Alter Beyond The Wander" is the first preview of music taken from Titan's Relapse debut "Sweet Dreams," which will see a release this October.

"Sweet Dreams' was recorded at Translator Audio in Brooklyn with engineer Brendan Tobin and has an October 12th North American release date. The album will be available on CD, gatefold LP and digitally. The band also has the following live shows:

10/22 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie (w/ ROYAL THUNDER, SERPENT THRONE, SNAKE SUSTAIN)
10/24 Brooklyn, NY Union Pool (w/ ROYAL THUNDER, DARK VIBES)

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Svart Crown Streaming New Song

French act Svart Crown has issued the following announcement about streaming a new song online from the band's upcoming album "Witnessing the Fall:"

"Hello everyone. We've just posted a new song 'Nahash The Temptator' from our upcoming album 'Witnessing The Fall.' Our new album will be out the 25th october on Listenable Records. -As a dark stain, i inject a venom called revolt-"

You can check out the new track via the Svart Crown MySpace profile.

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The Bereaved Announces New Guitarist

Tobhias Ljung, drummer of Sweden's The Bereaved, has checked in with the following message:

"Per [Bergquist, guitars] has decided to leave The Bereaved and we wish him all the best with his other band! its sad but we also have something new to tell you!

"We have a new member in the bereaved camp! Nils Jonsson, from me and micky's other band Letters From You are taking per`s place as the second guitarist and we welcome him with open arms :) he has listen to us for a long time now and he is a excellent guitar player and has alot of new and cool ideas and hes a hell of a songwriter !

"we are happy that he is in the band and we are as we speak writing some new shit!!

"so keep the faith in us and keep listening and supporting us and we will deliver some new shit to you!!"

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Mutiny Within Drops Out of Nevermore Tour

Mutiny Within, who recently parted ways with drummer Bill Fore, will pull out of the upcoming Nevermore tour as they seek for a replacement drummer:

"We're sorry to say that despite our best efforts, our plans to hit the road with Nevermore this month have sadly fallen through. As many of you know, we have been looking forward to being a part of this tour and seeing all of our fans again. However, we feel that in order to deliver our best performance every night, our search for a full time drummer has to take priority. Instead of hitting the road with a temporary member again, we want to take the time to properly audition and rehearse.

"We did have another drummer lined up to accompany us on this tour, but due to a slow visa process, rehearsal time was cut to an unworkable amount. Mutiny Within is not a 5 piece band and we need to find our 6th member to bring you guys what you deserve. We're so sorry to anybody who was looking forward to seeing us on this tour, but we cannot tour without a drummer. We know people will be upset and we apologize, but know that nobody will be more upset about this than we are. On a positive note, this gives us the time to work on brand new songs, which we've been looking forward to doing for some time.

"If anybody knows a suitable drummer or you are yourself, then please contact us at mwdrumauditions@gmail.com. We hope you all understand this and will continue to support us. Keep checking back for further updates, thanks everyone. MW"

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Freedom Call Posts New Music Video

Germany's Freedom Call has posted a music video online for the song "Thunder God," which is off the band's latest album "Legend of the Shadowking." The clip can be viewed below.


Thunder God

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A Day To Remember Announces US Tour Dates

A DAY TO REMEMBER has announced a U.S. leg of their world tour with support from Underoath and Victory label mates CLOSE YOUR EYES. The tour dates are as follows:

11/2/2010 - House of Blues - Myrtle Beach - SC
11/3/2010 - Disco Rodeo - Raleigh - NC
11/4/2010 - NORVA - Norfolk - VA
11/5/2010 - Asbury Park Convention Center - Asbury Park - NJ
11/6/2010 - Crocodile Rock - Allentown - PA
11/8/2010 - Northern Lights - Clifton Park - NY
11/9/2010 - Mid Hudson Civic Center - Poughkeepsie - NY
11/10/2010 - Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel - Providence - RI
11/12/2010 - Headliners - Toledo - OH
11/13/2010 - Expo Five - Louisville - KY
11/14/2010 - Orbit Room - Grand Rapids - MI
11/16/2010 - The Rave - Milwaukee - WI
11/17/2010 - Pop’s - Sauget - IL
11/18/2010 - Val Air Ballroom - Des Moines - IA
11/19/2010 - Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City - OK
11/21/2010 - Club 101 - El Paso - TX
11/22/2010 - The East Side Drive In - Austin - TX
11/23/2010 - Las Palmas Race Park - Mission - TX
11/27/2010 - Rocketown - Nashville - TN
11/28/2010 - New Daisy Theatre - Memphis - TN

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Excalion Shoots New Music Video

Excalion has finished shooting a music video for the song "Enter a Life," which is the opener for the band's "High Time" album. Drummer Henri Pirkkalainen commented on the video shoot:

"Hey, quite an intense weekend starts to be over and the video shoot for Enter a Life is done. Have to say that it was an extremely fun shooting session and everything rolled flawlessly. I personally can't wait to see the final version of the video.

"Can't think of a better way to sum up the last ten years we have been playing together, but with this video that shows some memories throughout our journey, looks back where we started from and takes us up to date, Rocking on 'Enter a Life' from High Time album! Pictures from the video shoot coming soon. Stay tuned!"

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Casey Jones Enters The Studio

Hardcore band Casey Jones has just entered the studio, after splitting with Eulogy Recordings, with plans of a self-release early next year.

“Most of these songs have been written for over a year,” said front man Josh James. “We decided to release them ourselves because we all believe in them. They’re some of the most intense, passionate songs we’ve ever written. All killer, no filler. We plan to take them on the road next year for Casey Jones fans, old and new.”

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Behemoth Announces Bone Marrow Drive

Behemoth has issued the following announcement about another bone marrow drive occurring in the US:

"We would like to inform you about another bone marrow drives that will take place in the USA - and at the same time ask you to take part in it, as every new person registered in the bone marrow banks is a bigger chance for finding the match for Nergal - but also for the others who struggle with Leukemia.

"The first event is being organized by the 'Conquer All' team, through 'Light the Night' organization. The Leukemia/Lymphoma walk will take place on November 6th at Warner Center Park in Woodland Hills, CA. Moreover, the same team organizes yet another event - they will be setting a tables for Oct 14th, 15th, and 16th Immolation shows in the Los Angeles area. These tables will be set up so people can either donate to the walk or sign up to walk. You can visit the team website here.

"The second event is a East Coast Behemoth Marrow Drive, which is taking place November 14th at Fritz Cycle Haus in Stamford CT. This is going to be a festival like atmosphere, with food, bands and discounted tattoos and bikes. More information can be found here. Once again, we strongly encourage you to take part in those events if you can. Be the match - you can save some others life!"

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Empyrium Reunites and Begins Writing New Songs

Empyrium has issued the following update regarding their decision to reunite:

"Since the rumours start to spread we think it's about time to make this official: Empyrium is alive again! Our first new sign of life will be the song 'The Days Before The Fall' on the Prophecy Prod. compilation 'Whom The Moon A Nightsong Sings' but we have plans for more! The spirit is back and it really feels right to us to start writing songs with Empyrium again. We are not in a rush though so don't expect a full length today or tomorrow but we have the patience and faith to make this new songs outstanding and unique. Just as Empyrium ever was...."

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Ichor Posts New Song, "The Gorgon," Online

German death metal band ICHOR has uploaded the first track "The Gorgon" from their upcoming album, "Benthic Horizon," to their MySpace page. The album will be released on October 22nd.

"Benthic Horizon" was recorded at Hertz Studio (Behemoth, Vader, Decapitated,...) and features art by Toshihiro Egawa (Annontations Of An Autopsy, Abigail Williams,...).

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Carnal Decay Announces European Tour Dates

CARNAL DECAY has announced the following European tour dates with Malignancy (US) and Kastrated (UK):

17/09/10 Wermelskirchen (DE)
18/09/10 Houten (NL)
19/09/10 Weert (NL)
20/09/10 Berlin (DE)
21/09/10 Liptovský Mikuláš (SK)
22/09/10 Comacchio Ferrara (IT)
23/09/10 Ronchi dei Legionari (IT)
24/09/10 Sursee (CH)

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Crystal Viper Streaming New Song Online

Polish female fronted traditional heavy Metal act Crystal Viper has posted online a new song, taken from the band's forthcoming studio album "Legends," which will hit the streets on October 22nd, 2010 (through AFM Records in Europe and States / Spiritual Beast Records in Japan). The new song, titled "Blood Of The Heroes," includes a guest appearance of Mat Sinner (Primal Fear, Sinner) and can be heard here.

The new was recorded and mixed at the MP Studio in Poland, with engineer Mariusz Pietka and producer Bart Gabriel. "Legends" will feature the following special guests: Rhino ( ex-Manowar drummer), Stefan Kaufmann (U.D.O., ex-Accept), Mat Sinner (Primal Fear, Sinner) and Sven D'Anna & Dano Boland (Wizard). As the title suggest, all the lyrics will be based on the original Polish legends from the middle-ages.

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CrimsonWind Signs With IceWarrior Records

Italy based power metal band CrimsonWind has signed a contract with IceWarrior Records (Rock It Up Records). The debut studio-album called "The Wings Of Salvation" will be released in spring 2011. The limited IceWarrior-Edition comes with 2 exclusive bonustracks.

The band's Lineup is as follows:

Alessio Taormina (THY MAJESTIE) - vocals
Claudio Florio (TRINAKRIUS) - Drums
Emanuele "Izzy" Bonura - Guitars
Claudio Di Girolamo - Keyboards
Niki Zummo - Bass

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Nalvage Parts Ways With Drummer Luca

Nalvage has announced that drummer and founding member Luca has decided to leave the band for personal reasons. Nalvage thanks Luke for all these years together and for his work and wish him all the best for his future. The band is currently looking for a drummer who is serious, capable, open-minded, and to be integrated into the composition of the new album and possible commitments to address live.

Interested parties can contact the group by sending an email to nalvage.band@gmail.com, via their MySpace page, or call 3283435211 (Amaral).

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DevilDriver Posts 12th Video Clip

DevilDriver has posted the 12th edition of the band's "You May Know Us From The Stage" video series, which is titled "Tension." The video clip can be viewed below.

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Kraanium Comments On Houten Appearance

Norway's Kraanium has issued the following brief statement about the band's recent appearance at the Houten deathfest:

"Back from Houten! Had a blast, thanks to all killer bands playing and all people supporting! Sorry for sucking so much live-wise, but we had only gotten the time to rehearse for 3 hours with Max BFI. Thanks for helping us out bro!! And to all who filmed us, PLEASE don't post this anywhere:O"

You can also check out Kraanium's music via the band's MySpace page.

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Lanfear Issues Studio Update

Germany's Lanfear has issued the following studio update:

"Last Thursday evening we entered Dreamsound Studios in Munich. Gen put up the drums, we had a midnight snack, some beers and fell asleep."

"At Friday morning our engineer Jan set up the mics and at about 2 pm, right after the soundcheck the record button was pushed. We planned to record two, maybe three songs on the first day. Gen was in an excellent shape (and well prepared), though and did five songs in a row.
On Saturday he recorded the remaining four tracks in no time and so we suddenly had lots of leisure." More...

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Gloomy Grim Begins Work On New Song

Gloomy Grim has issued the following studio update:

"Synths & other stuff finished for new song. Only lyrics aren´t ready. Seems that at the start of next week we´ll do vocals to both. Then mixing and we are done. BURN!"

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Pagan's Mind Posts Guitar Solo From Upcoming Album

Pagan's Mind has posted a video clip of a guitar solo from the band's new album, which can be viewed below. Pagan's Mind also commented on the video clip:

"Due our 3,500 members mark at our official Facebook page we have decided to give you guys some feel about the new album. We have uploaded a video on our official Youtube Channel where Jörn plays a solo from the upcoming album! We hope you guys like it! We have more for you! We have also uploaded a little video from the Soundcheck from the last show in Trondheim, Byscenen."

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Thunderbolt Comments On Canceled Shows

Norway's Thunderbolt has issued the following statement about taking a break from the band's recent European tour:

"Our deepest SORRY to our German and Polish fans:-( We had to take a break during our European tour, to take care of some family issues (and that is the truth). Any questions about that can be directed to me (Stig), since it was about my little girl.

"We are picking up the tour tomorrow (21.9) in Prague, and hopefully seeing some crazy headbangers there and further down the road! We will hopefully come back to Poland and Germany and promote our new album next year, plans are in the making. Until then, ROCK ON!"

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Lamented Souls Working On New Music

Norway's Lamented Souls has issued the following announcement about working on new material:

"The band recently camped at casa Apollyon to rehearse some new stuff. Booze and beers were consumed, delicious meals as well, and we even found the time to play around with some new riffs. The result - 3 more or less complete new songs, in addition to the 6-7 we already have, plus a bunch of as of yet unused riffs that sound very promising.

"We're not gonna start talking dates yet, experience has taught us the folly of doing so when you play lazy old doom, but these news should bode well for another Lamented Souls album actually happening. Meanwhile, check out our other projects; Waklevören, Virus and so on and stay doom!"

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Mortal Infinity Posts Live Footage

German thrash act Mortal Infinity has posted a live video clip online from the band's performance of the song "Slay Those Who Persecute" at the Slamdance For Tolerance show. The video clip can be viewed below, and the band also commented:

"Hey guys, first of all we want to thank everyone who has been at the Slamdance for Tolerance in Trostberg. Big props to all the great bands, staff and the killer audience. Stay tuned, there are coming more! Below is a video. Good news for all fans of Mortal Infinity: Shirt are coming in October! Next live-dates: 08.10.2010 - Total Thrash Assault - Salettl Altötting with Predatory Violence, Zodiac Ass, Mortal Infinity and 23.10.2010 - Club Jet Prague (CZ) with Dying Behind, tba."

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Ragnor Announces Lineup Changes

Spanish black metal act Ragnor has issued the following update about band lineup changes:

"During this last weeks some new members have joined in, some others have just gone. The current line up is the following: Khorne - Guitar, T-rror - Bass, Angrod - Drums, Morgoth - Rythm guitar, Deimos - Vocal.

"P.S: A rehearsal has been recorded with the new members (and the co-operation of some friends). Available at this location."

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Katatonia Has Guitars Stolen

Following a slew of sold out headlining shows on the band's North American tour, Sweden’s Katatonia hit a major bump in the road over the weekend when the band realized two guitars, straps, and wireless transmitters were stolen at the stop in St. Paul on Saturday. The band issued the following statement:

"Unfortunately tonight's gig reached an all time low. Two of our guitars got stolen (including our straps with wireless transmitters), obviously causing performance difficulties, frustration and anger. Then against all odds, further technical problems kept on coming down one after another during the show. Apologies goes out to our fans in Minnesota for having to go through this."

The stolen Mayones guitars were to be the grand prize in two Katatonia giveaways that were launched in celebration of the otherwise successful headlining run on the "Night Over North America" tour. Fans are encouraged to check Craigslist, Ebay, local pawnshops, etc. for the missing guitars, and report any suspicious activity to the band. Katatonia still has the following upcoming tour dates: More...

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Uluun Announces New Shows

French act Uluun has announced the following upcoming tour dates:

9/25 2010 L'Adresse /Horgoth + Dereden + Eleventh Plague Paris, Ile de Fra, FRANCE
11/20 2010 Trollish Tour /Aktarum Paris, France, FRANCE
12/18 2010 L'Adresse/ Back In Pain + Deadly Fist Paris, Ile De Fra, FRANCE
12/20 2010 Le Deep Inside /Dunkelnacht Dijon, Bourgogne, FRANCE

You can also catch out Uluun's music via the band's official MySpace page.

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Walking Corpse Syndrome Posts New Music Video

Walking Corpse Syndrome has posted a music video online for the song "Awakening," which is off the band's latest album "Narcissist." The video clip can be viewed below.

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A Perfect Circle Announces Tour Dates

A Perfect Circle, who announced their return from hiatus last week, has announced a five-city, multi-night tour for this fall with ticket on-sales slated for this week.

Phoenix, Los Angeles and Seattle tickets go on-sale on Sept. 24 at 10 am pst. Las Vegas tickets are on-sale the same day, Sept. 24, at 12 noon pst. Tickets for the San Francisco shows are on-sale on Sept. 26 at 10 am pst. There is a two ticket limit on all shows. A very limited number of VIP packages will be available for each show. The two different packages are: 1. Wine tasting, meet and greet, admission ticket; 2. Meet and greet, admission ticket.

Shows in Phoenix (Marquee Theatre), Los Angeles (Avalon), Seattle (Showbox at The Market) and San Francisco (The Fillmore) will be three-night stops with each night featuring one of A Perfect Circle’s three albums in its entirety (Mer de Noms, Thirteenth Step and eMOTIVe). Las Vegas (The Pearl) will be a two-night outing (Mer de Noms and Thirteenth Step).

Here are the tour dates: More...

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King Giant Debut New Music Video Online

Southern doomsters KING GIANT have recently completed and released the first video from their debut full-length "Southern Darkness." Filmed on a mountaintop in West Virginia this past Spring, the video was shot and produced by Kevin Barkerand Doublekick Productions and was built around the storyline to their song "13 To 1," essentially about a lynching after a card game gone awry. Check it out below:

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Sadist Announces Second Run of Eastern Concerts

Sadist, Virgin Snatch, Crionics and two other bands will play the second run of concerts across all Eastern Europe during next october. Once the Polish leg of the "Beware of Your Neck 2010 European Tour” is done, the band will head toward the East in order to conquer the lands of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Belarus, Russia, Ukraine and Moldova. This part of the raid will start on the 13th of October in Kaliningrad (Russia) with the last date on the 31rd of October in Lvov (Ukraine). A month later the tour will also visit other European countries, such as Germany, Holland, Belgium, France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary.

Here are the tour dates:

30.09.2010 RZESZÓW / Pod Palma
01.10.2010 LUBLIN / Graffiti
02.10.2010 WARSZAWA / Progresja
03.10.2010 OLSZTYN / Przystan Marina
04.10.2010 GDYNIA / Ucho
05.10.2010 BYDGOSZCZ / Estrada
06.10.2010 POZNAN / Blue Note
07.10.2010 WROCLAW / Madness
08.10.2010 CZESTOCHOWA / Zero
09.10.2010 BIELSKO BIALA / Rude Boy
10.10.2010 KRAKÓW / Rotunda

13.10.10 – Vilnius, Lithuania
14.10.10 – Kaliningrad, Russia
15.10.10 – Riga, Latvia
16.10.10 – Tallinn, Estonia
17.10.10 – St.Petersburg, Russia
19.10.10 – Nizhnij Novgorod, Russia
20.10.10 – Lipeck, Russia
21.10.10 – Saransk, Russia
22.10.10 – Voronezh, Russia
23.10.10 – Moscow, Russia
24.10.10 – Smolensk, Russia
25.10.10 – Minsk, Belarus
26.10.10 – Mogilev, Belarus
27.10.10 – Gomel, Belarus
28.10.10 – Kiev, Ukraine
29.10.10 – Ilyichevsk, Ukraine
30.10.10 – Kishinev, Moldova
31.10.10 – Lvov, Ukraine

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Evergreen Terrace Video Interview Available

Bringthenoiseuk.com conducted an interview with Andrew Carey from Evergreen Terrace shortly before the band performed at the London Underworld. The video clip of the interview can be viewed below.

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Auspex Announces "Heliopause" Release

French female fronted metal act Auspex has announced the band's new album will be titled "Heliopause." The album is currently set for release on October 10th, 2010 via Pervade Productions. A teaser video for the new album can be viewed below.

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Catalepsy Streaming New Song

Catalepsy has issued the following statement about streaming the new song "Goliath" online:

"Let us know what you think of our new song 'Goliath' off of our forthcoming album 'Bleed!' It features Mat Bruso (ex vocalist of bury your dead; from 'cover your tracks,' 'beauty and the breakdown') and was vocal produced by dan o' connor from four year strong! 'Bleed' is being recorded and produced by Matt Johnson in new smyrna beach, FL. It will be released in march 2011 on eulogy recordings."

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