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Metal News for September 29, 2010

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45 news articles posted on this day.

Bonded By Blood Parts Ways With Frontman

American thrash metal outfit Bonded By Blood has announced that frontman Jose Barrales has decided to leave the band in order to pursue a new career path. A message from the group reads as follows:

"After five long years of hard work and dedication our vocalist and friend Jose Barrales has decided to part ways with the band due to personal and financial reasons. We all wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors! We have, however, moved forward and found a great replacement for the upcoming tours. He is a friend, fan and a great singer named Mauro Gonzalez from local band Mutants of War. We have been rehearsing with Mauro non-stop for the upcoming 2010 calendar and can't wait to hit the road! Refreshed and recharged Bonded By Blood is ready to crush your face in like never before! Be sure to catch us all at our upcoming tour dates with Early Man/Evile and Overkill/Forbidden/Gama Bomb!"

Barrales himself states: "Since BBB is leaving on tour today, I've decided to let you all know that I have left the band. It was one of the hardest decisions I have had to make in a very long time and it crushes me to do so, but I just couldn't continue any longer. For the past two to three years, I have been struggling with financial, personal, band and family problems that seemed to get even more chaotic as time went by. I don't really want to go into detail on my personal reason on why I left the band; what I really want to say in this announcement is thank you - thank you to all the bands, fans and friends that helped me out on the road, thank you for believing in me and BBB, thank you for all the support. As for BBB, they will continue without me. For the past couple of weeks they have been rehearsing with a good friend of ours, Mauro Gonzales, from the band Mutants Of War. I only hope you guys treat him with the same respect you treated me. As for me, I will be around. I will never leave the music world, but for now, I need to fix some problems of my own. I hope you respect my decision and hope one day I can be on stage once again. One last thank you to everyone at Earache: Dig, Dan, Ali, Talita, Al, Summer, Rich and Ant. Ruben, Jerry, Juan and Alex: you guys will never be forgotten, best five years ever. Give them hell, fuckers!"

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Within Y Completes Guitar Recordings

Within Y has issued the following studio update:

"That's right! The weekend has been good to us. Mikael (who normally is a very stiff and boring guy) has been really energetic and playing his guitar almost like it was a banjo."

"In consequence to that, all 11 tracks are recorded and the turn has come to Niknam, who spent yesterday night recording his first 5 tracks. Accordingly, our table of songs (or as we say in Swedish, bullrunk) looks like this at the moment. And this is how our guitar speakers look like."

"Last, and also least relevant in this context, Jonas would like to spread some word of advise to all guys out there: Don't just look at the pictures in a cookbook. Copy the recipe (by hand if you are technically handiclapped like Jonas) and cook it for your partner."

View more studio pictures at this location.

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Metallica Writing New Material While On Tour

Robert Trujillo has told the media in New Zealand that Metallica has been writing backstage and at jam sessions during their tour, amassing a large amount of material. The band plans to rest after their current tour and plans to start writing again.

We recently reported on Metallica's Christchurch, New Zealand concert, which you can read about here.

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Gravdal Issues Update and Begins Work On New Album

GRAVDAL has issued the following update:

"We’re now moving towards the close of the year, and it’s been a very eventful year for GRAVDAL, so we thought it was time for an update on what has been happening with the band, and a look ahead to the future."

"The biggest event for GRAVDAL in 2010 was of course the release of our second full-length album 'Torturmantra,' which was produced by ENSLAVED’s Herbrand Larsen, and recorded by Larsen, Bjørnar E. Nilsen and Arve Isdal. We saw 'Torturmantra' as a big step forward from our first album 'Sadist,' and an expansion of our ideas and sound for the band. The track that probably surprised most of you was of course the slower ballad-like 'Mishandlet,' a song that was new territory for us, and for which we were able to feature SHINING’s NIKLAS KVARFORTH on vocals. We have been very happy with the response to the album both from the fans and the press, and the feedback we have been getting has greatly encouraged us." More...

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Wooden Stake Posts New Song Online

American down-tempo metal band WOODEN STAKE has posted a new song on their MySpace page entitled "The Legend of Blood Castle." The song will be featured on the band's upcoming 5 song demo to be released through Razorback Recordings.

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Escape The Fate Posts New Music Video Online

Las Vegas hard rockers ESCAPE THE FATE have released their music video for “Issues.” The video was directed by P.R. Brown who has also worked with Buckcherry, Prince and Mötley Crüe. “Issues” comes off the band’s upcoming self-titled album. It will be their first album for DGC/Interscope, after 2 successful albums for Epitaph Records. Escape The Fate was produced by Don Gilmore (Rob Zombie, Linkin Park). Bassist Max Green comments on the new matierial, “This record is the cure for the modern day music epidemic, We are wiping the slate clean and re-writing rock music as you know it.”

Check out the music video for “Issues” below:

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As They Sleep Posts New Song Online

Detroit technical death metal band, As They Sleep, has posted a brand new song on MySpace page, “Oracle of the Dead,” taken from the band’s Solid State Records debut, "Dynasty," which is slated to hit stores on November 23rd.

"One of the darkest, fastest, grittiest songs on the new album, 'Oracle of the Dead' is relentless,” explains vocalist, Aaron Bridgewater, “It is sure to satisfy your death metal taste buds!”

"Dynasty" was mixed by Jason Suecof (All That Remains, Chimaira, Demon Hunter).

The tracklisting for "Dynasty" is as follows:

01. Oracle of the Dead
02. To the Republic
03. The Third Reich
04. Bedlam at the Nile
05. The Darkest Ages
06. Ritual
07. The Offering
08. Attila
09. Poseidon
10. God of War
11. The Unseen

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Unsun Posts New Song, "Home," Online

Polish female-fronted goth metallers UNSUN, featuring ex-Vader guitarist Maurycy "Mauser" Stefanowicz, will release their sophomore album, "Clinic For Dolls," on October 12 via Armoury Records. The follow up to their 2008 "The End Of Life" debut was recorded at Hertz Studio (Behemoth, Vader etc.) in Bialystok (vocal tracks were recorded at Studio X in Olsztyn). UNSUN features ex-Vader guitarist Maurycy "Mauser" Stefanowicz, vocalist Annelyse “Aya” Stefanowicz’s, bassist Heinrich (Decapitated, Rootwater, Masachist, Vesania) and drummer Vaaver (Induki).

In preparation for the release, Plug In Music is currently streaming "Home," the seventh track off "Clinic For Dolls." Check it out here.

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Stream Of Passion Announces Canadian Shows

Stream of Passion has announced a string of October Canadian tour dates. In the words of lead singer Marcela Bovio: "We're incredibly excited to play in Canada for the first time and share our passion and energy with the Canadian people. We're truly in our element when we're performing live, so you can be sure we'll be giving everything we've got on stage! À tout à l'heure!" The currently announced dates are as follows:

10/12 Bar Le Cactus (Rimouski)
10/13 Le Zaricot (Saint-Hyacinthe)
10/14 L'Impérial (Québec)
10/15 Côté-Cour (Jonquière)
10/16 Petit-Théatre (Rouyn-Noranda)
10/17 Bar Le Magog (Sherbrooke)
10/19 Sneaky Dee's (Toronto)
10/20 Café Campus (Montréal)

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Doro Pesch Cancels Manchester Show

Due to a band-related family emergency, Doro Pesch was forced to cancel her upcoming show in Manchester, New Hampshire on September 30th. The remaining U.S. dates will go on as planned with the American mini tour kicking off in Brooklawn, New Jersey on October 1st.

Pesch commented on the upcoming trek: "I'm so excited to return to American soil and see my American fans again! They will definitely be great shows as the band did all these summer festivals and we are on fire. I can't wait!"

Drummer Johnny Dee added: "I'm super psyched to play in the States again! Especially to see so many of our friends in South Jersey and New York. I only wish the tour was longer. Before ya know it, we'll be rocking the Japanese fans the following week!"

The upcoming Doro Pesch tour dates are as follows:

10/01/2010 The Pennant - Brooklawn, NJ
10/02/2010 Jaxx - Springfield, VA
10/03/2010 Crazy Donkey - Farmingdale, NY
10/08/2010 Holiday Shinjuku - Tokyo, Japan
10/10/2010 Holiday Nagoya - Nagoya, Japan
10/11/2010 Holiday Osaka - Osaka, Japan

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Five Finger Death Punch To Reissue Debut

The Five Finger Death Punch debut album "Way of the Fist" is set to be re-issued as a deluxe box set on November 23rd, 2010. The box set features the original 13 album tracks with all-new artwork, a documentary DVD: The Legend of The Fist Vol. 1 (featuring never-before seen footage and interviews spanning 5FDP’s career), a bonus CD with 11 B-sides and rarities, 5FDP trading cards, and an exclusive poster and calendar. The band also has the following upcoming tour dates (10/3 onward with Godsmack):

10/1 Mobile, AL- Bayfest
10/2 Simpsonville, SC WTPT Festival @ Charter Amphitheatre
10/3 Columbia, MD Merriweather- Post Pavillion (Start of Godsmack Dates)
10/5 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
10/6 Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Center
10/8 Lowell, MA – Tsongas
10/9 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
10/10 Bangor, ME – Waterfront Park
10/12 Buffalo, NY- Rapids Theatre 5FDP Headlining Show
10/13 Wilkes-Barre, PA – Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
10/15 Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion
10/16 Detroit, MI – Fox Theater
10/17 Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend
10/19 St. Paul, MN – Roy Wilkins Auditorium
10/20 St. Charles, MO – Family Arena
10/22 Milwaukee, WI- The Rave 5FDP Headlining Show
10/24 Tulsa, OK- Cain’s Ballroom 5FDP Headlining Show
10/26 Rio Rancho, NM – Santa Ana Star Center
10/27 Broomfield, CO – 1st Bank Center
10/30 Phoenix, AZ – Memorial Coliseum at Arizona State Fair
11/4 Los Angeles, CA – Nokia Theater L.A. Live
11/5 Tucson, AZ- Rialto Theatre 5FDP Headlining Show

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Diesto Signs To Seventh Rule Recordings

Seventh Rule Recordings has inked a record deal with Portland, Oregon's Diesto. Guitarist Chris Dunn describes Diesto as "a combination of noise rock and sedate doom, laden with hooks and melody." The follow-up album to the “Isle Of Marauder” release, Seventh Rule will release "High As The Sun" on November 1st, 2010. "High As The Sun" was recorded by Adam Pike (Red Fang, Black Elk) in Portland and mixed by Alex Newport (Fudge Tunnel, The Mars Volta) in Brooklyn. Diesto’s upcoming tour dates are as follows:

10/23 – Portland, OR @ The Know w/ Vultures 2012
11/19 - Portland, OR @ Plan B w/ Rabbits + Salvador + Lord Dying
12/2 - Seattle, WA @ The Comet
12/4 - Bremerton, WA @ Winterland

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Vampires Everywhere! Updates Tour Schedule

Vampires Everywhere! is set to release a debut full-length album in early 2011. The band has now also announced the following upcoming tour dates:

Vampires Everywhere! With X Japan:
9/28 The Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
10/1 The Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA
10/3 Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver, BC
10/6 The Riviera – Chicago, IL
10/7 Massey Hall – Toronto, ON
10/8 Comic Con – New York, NY
10/9 Hangar 84 – Vineland, NJ (w/36 Crazyfists, Straight Line Stitch, Take The Dawn)
10/10 Roseland – New York, NY

Vampires Eveywhere! Headlining Dates:
10/14 Club Hell – Providence, RI
10/16 The Champ – LeMoyne, PA

Vampires Everywhere!! w/Alesana:
11/11 Harmony Garage – Wilmington, DE
11/12 Crocodile Rock – Allentown, PA
11/13 Chameleon – Lancaster, PA
11/14 Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
11/15 The Crazy Donkey – Long Island, NY
11/16 School of Rock – South Hackensack, NJ
11/17 The Met Café – Providence, RI
11/18 The Webster Theater – Hartford, CT
11/19 Water Street Music Hall – Rochester, NY
11/21 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
11/23 The Lincoln Theater – Raleigh, NC

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Dying Fetus To Play QuitoFest 2010

Dying Fetus has been confirmed for QuitoFest 2010, an annual independent music festival held in Quito, Ecuador. Dying Fetus, along with Lamb of God, will headline the Metal and Hard Music Day on Friday October 1st. Additional details on the festival are available here.

Dying Fetus also just completed two weeks worth of dates in the Southern and Eastern regions of Asia following the band's Australian and Japanese tour alongside Napalm Death. Dying Fetus drummer Trey Williams commented on the band's recent tour stops: "We would like to thank every single fan that came out to the shows in Southeast Asia. It was an amazing trip, meeting and playing for some of the most devoted metal fans in the world. Without the awesome fans we could never have attempted this tour. We also would like to thank all the promoters who brought us out. A return to Southeast Asia is definitely on our minds."

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Samael Announces "Antigod" EP

Swish metallers Samael are set to release a new EP entitled "Antigod" on November 19th, 2010. The cover artwork for the EP can be viewed at this location. The track listing for the EP is as follows:

1. Antigod
2. Into The Pentagram (2010)
3. Reign Of Light (Live)
4. Slavocracy (Live)
5. Antigod (Dark Night Remix)
6. Ten Thousand Years

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Amorphis Enters The Recording Studio

Finnish metal act Amorphis has entered Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki to record the band's tenth studio album, which is set to be released in 2011. The band has created a new blog at this location which will chronicle the recording process. Additional details on the album's track listing, title, and release date will be announced as they are made available.

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Bloody Panda Announces Remixed Tracks

Bloody Panda has announced several musicians will be remixing tracks from the "Summon" album. The remix lineup is as follows:

Jarboe (Swans)
Edward Kaspel (Pink Dots, Tear Garden)
Mick Barr (Krallice, Octis)
Stuart Dahlquist and Edgy 59 (reuniting for 1st time since Burning Witch)
Blacky (Voivod)
Sanford Parker (Minsk)
Horror Illogium (Portal)
John Darnielle (Mountain Goats)
Aidan Baker (Nadja)
Toby Driver (Kay Dot, Maudlin of the Well)
Jason Marcucci and Juan (Floor and Torche)
Sarah Register (Talk Normal)
Yoshiko Ohara (Bloody Panda)

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Derelict Posts Drum Instructional Video

Montreal's Derelict has posted an instructional video online of drummer Jordan Perry showing his heel toe double kick technique. The video clip can be viewed below.

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Dimmu Borgir Checks In From The Road

Dimmu Borgir is currently on the road with Korn. Guitarist Silenoz has checked in with the following road report:

"So, we have now been on the road for several days through Europe, played quite a few shows already and things are starting to settle in pretty well. We have done both headline shows and support for Korn and it's a great feeling for us being back on stage after a 1 year long hiatus from playing live.

"We are not only grateful but also quite impressed by how the new material has been welcomed by our devoted fans! Also the many new faces in the crowd seem to be have their curiosity satisfied.

"Day off today on our way to Luxembourg for our very first time playing there tomorrow. We hit Zagreb in Croatia last night and it was great chaos! Our truck got stuck at the border because of an ongoing strike which made for an extremely late show but thanks to our professional hot sauce crew (incl. the local one), patient and understanding fans not to mention great sets from our friends in Triptykon and Noctiferia the night turned out to be what we consider a successful one; with great anticipation - great energies are being released!"

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Deicide Announces North American Tour

Florida death metal veterans Deicide will embark on the "God Is Dead – To Hell With God Tour" in February/March 2011. The Bloody Disgusting-sponsored trek, which is scheduled to kick off on February 15th, will feature support from Belphegor, Blackguard, Neuraxis, and Pathology.

2/15 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
2/16 - Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
2/17 - Raleigh, NC - Volume 11
2/18 - Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
2/19 - Rochester, NY - Montage Music Hall
2/20 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
2/21 - New York, NY - The Gramercy Theatre
2/22 - Quebec City, QUE - Imperial de Quebec
2/23 - Montreal, QUE - Cafe Campus
2/24 - London, ONT - Music Hall
2/25 - Toronto, ONT - Opera House
2/26 - Chicago, IL - Reggie Rock Club
2/27 - Detroit, MI - Blondie's
2/28 - Louisville, KY - Headliner's Music Hall
3/01 - Tulsa, OK - Marquee
3/02 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
3/04 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
3/05 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
3/07 - Las Vegas, NV - Cheyenne Saloon
3/08 - Los Angeles, CA - Key Club
3/09 - San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick

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Persistense Parts Ways With Guitarist

Persistense has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's guitarist:

"After working and playing together for nearly three years we decided to stop our cooperation with Jacques, our guitarist. It just didn't work out anymore so the best solution for both Jacques and Persistense was to part ways. We want to thank Jacques for his efforts in Persistense and we wish him all the best with his other band Trisomy. See you around dude!

"Jacques will be immediately replaced by Hein Willekens. After just one audition and some nice conversation we think that Hein will be the perfect dude for the job. Hein (24 years old) has been playing guitar since he was eleven and in terms of playing skills and musical interest we match perfect. Right now Hein is studying his ass off to master our songs and his first gig with Persistense will be at the Halloween Party on the 30th of this month. (See our show section for more details) To Hein; Welcome onboard dude!"

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Sacred Steel Comments On Play It Loud Cancellation

Germany's Sacred Steel has issued the following brief statement about the Italian Play It Loud Festival being canceled: "Unfortunately the Play It Loud Festival in Italy was completely canceled (again). At the moment we try to put up some single Sacred Steel shows in Italy instead of this. We keep you posted!" You can still catch Sacred Steel live on the following dates:

10/30 2010 BÖRSENCRASH FESTIVAL - Die Börse, Wuppertal Wuppertal, NRW, GERMANY
3/11 2011 UP THE HAMMERS FESTIVAL ATHENS, GREECE
4/9 2011 BUILDING A FORCE Festival, Mühltalhalle Bad Rappenau, Ba-Wü, GERMANY
7/2 2011 X SKULLS OF METAL - Las Escuelas (ES) Las Ecscuelas, ES, SPAIN

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Shadowside To Tour With W.A.S.P.

Brazil's Shadowside will be supporting W.A.S.P. on an upcoming European tour. Vocalist Dani Nolden commented on upcoming tour dates:

"I trust that our anxiety and excitement alone might be enough to set the stage on fire even with the European cold weather! We're extremely proud for having the opportunity to share the stage with such a legendary band like W.A.S.P. We've played with lots of great bands before, headlined packed venues back home but this definitely feels special. We'll do our best and with a lot of energy, to satisfy the crowd and get them ready to be rocked crazy by Mr. Lawless. It will be a true Heavy Metal party not to be missed!"

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

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Slipknot Posts Fourth "(Sic)nesses" Trailer

Slipknot released the band's new DVD "(sic)nesses" on Tuesday September 28th. The band has now uploaded a fourth teaser trailer for the new DVD, which can be viewed below.

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Suicidal Angels Posts "Dead Again" Trailer

Suicidal Angels has posted a teaser trailer online for the new album "Dead Again," which can be viewed below. "Dead Again" will be released on November 19th, 2010. The band also commented on the trailer:

"Hello once more brothers and sisters. We want to kick off this blog by thanking all 500 of you that joined us on our show at AN Club on the 24th of September. We were expecting a big turnout, but this was beyond anything we could imagine. You people danced the toxic waltz and tore the venue apart, there was always someone else on stage besides us and you didn't stop for a moment! Thank you very much, and many thanks to Accelerator, SlaveatgoD and Released Anger for joining us that night.

"Furthermore, we prepared a little something for your eyes to feast upon and quench your thirst until the new album hits the stores. It's a trailer with shots from the recording sessions of 'Dead Again' as well as some live shots. Until next time, Thrash On!"

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Viking Skull Comments On Big Finger Cancellation

Viking Skull has issued the following statement about the Big Finger Festival being canceled:

"Just been informed that the big finger festival @ billing aquadrome, northamptonshire this weekend (Oct 1st-3rd) has been canceled/postponed by the organizers. Viking Skull will not be playing at the supposed rescheduled event.

"We're really sorry to all those who have bought tickets & caravans. for more details, refund info and to express your anger/frustration to the organizers go to this location."

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Incite Announces U.S. Tour

Phoenix, Arizona's Incite has announced the following upcoming U.S. tour dates:

10/13 2010 Whisky A Go-Go West Hollywood, CA
10/16 2010 Fat Cat Modesto, CA
10/19 2010 Brick By Brick San Diego, CA
10/20 2010 Galaxy Concert Theater Santa Ana, CA
11/26 2010 House of Blues West Hollywood, CA
11/27 2010 House of Blues San Diego, CA
11/28 2010 Slim's San Francisco, CA
11/30 2010 Gothic Theatre Littleton, Colorado
12/2 2010 House of Blues Chicago, IL
12/3 2010 Harpos Concert Theater Detroit, MI
12/4 2010 House of Blues Cleveland, OH
12/8 2010 The Gramercy New York, NY
12/9 2010 Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA
12/12 2010 Revolution Ft. Lauderdale, FL
12/15 2010 House of Blues Dallas, TX
12/16 2010 House of Blues Houston, TX

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Sorrows Path Announces New Album Track Listing

Sorrows Path has issued the following announcement about revealing the cover artwork for the band's new album:

"Hail doomsters and friends! We are really proud to reveal the cover and the track listing of our newborn child 'The Rough Path of Nihilism' which is going to be released on October 29, 2010 by Rock It Up Records! The cover was done by artist Seth Siron Anton, the famous bassist and vocalist of Septic Flesh, who already worked with big names such as Paradise Lost, Kamelot, Moonspell, Exodus, and many more!"

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. All Love is Lost
i) Lost Innocence
ii) Lost Youth
2. The Beast (S.P.R.)
3. Honestly...
4. Fetish
5. Dirty Game
6. Mr. Holy
7. Getting Closer
8. Queen of Doom
9. Prostitute
10. Hymn of Differentiation
11. Empty Eyes and Blackened Hearts
12. Nihilism

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Haken Announces Show With Freak Kitchen

Haken has issued the following announcement about performing with Freak Kitchen at the Camden Underworld:

"We are very happy to announce that we will be playing at the Camden Underworld, in support of the mighty Freak Kitchen, on the 12th of November. We are extremely honoured to share the stage with these guys, it promises to be a great night. If for some strange reason you're unfamiliar with their music, check out their Myspace page, prepare to be blown away. We hope to see some of you there!"

The upcoming Haken live shows are as follows:

10/2 2010 PROGPOWER EUROPE Baarlo, Limburg, NETHERLANDS
10/9 2010 SUMMER'S END 2010 Lydney, Gloucester, UNITED KINGDOM
11/12 2010 FREAK KITCHEN + HAKEN CAMDEN UNDERWORLD, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

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Crowbar Announces A Few Live Shows

Taking a small break from recording their next record, CROWBAR has announced several live dates this fall:

Oct. 18 Austin, TX - Emo's
Oct. 19 Houston, TX - Numbers
Oct. 21 Lafayette, LA - Sadie's Downtown
Oct. 22 Shreveport, LA - Riverside Warehouse

Newly signed to eOne Music, sludge metal legends CROWBAR will re-release three influential records, "Crowbar," "Live +1" and "Time Heals Nothing" on October 5th, 2010. These three records are the band’s core titles and have influenced many of today’s major metal acts including LAMB OF GOD and HATEBREED. With each title originally being released in the early nineties, this will be the first time all three records will be widely available in stores and online. A new CROWBAR record is planned for early 2011.

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2011 Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees Announced

Alice Cooper and Bon Jovi have been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for 2011's induction. But this year all the talk is about Rush, Kiss, and Joan Jett being snubbed and not getting a nomination.

Here is the full list of 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees:

Alice Cooper
Beastie Boys
Bon Jovi
Chic
Neil Diamond
Donovan
Dr. John
J. Geils Band
LL Cool J
Darlene Love
Laura Nyro
Donna Summer
Joe Tex
Tom Waits
Chuck Willis

The inductees will be announced in the coming weeks.

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Wrench In The Works Disbands

Connecticut’s Wrench In The Works has announced their decision to disband. They released two records with Facedown Records.

The band comments, “After over a decade of playing music together Wrench In The Works has officially decided to call it quits. We would like to thank everyone at Facedown Records for believing in us, giving us an opportunity and most of all being our friends. We would also like to thank all of the amazing bands we toured/played with and became friends with through our travels as well as all of the people we met and became friends with, it was definitely awesome and we couldn’t have done it without you. We have A LOT of merchandise left over and we want to get rid of it, our band never set out to make money so we are selling all of our shirts for $5 and all proceeds go to a ministry we believe in called Project AK-47. They help free child soldiers in Southeast Asia so please help out and buy a shirt.”

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For The Fallen Dreams Streaming New Song

Detroit, Michigan melodic hardcore act For The Fallen Dreams has posted a new song to it's official Myspace page. The song, titled "Strange Faces," is planned for inclusion on a future release. You can check out the new song at this location. For The Fallen Dreams are heading out on tour, starting on October 1st, 2010 with As Blood Runs Black, Attila and Stick To Your Guns.

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Illnath Posts New Music Video Online

Danish symphonic black metal act Illnath has posted its new music video online. The video is for the track "Ravenous Crows" which appears on the band's third full length release "Three Nights in the Sewers of Sodom."

You can view the video below:

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Porcupine Tree Frontman Releases New Solo Song

Steven Wilson, founder of legendary British progressive rockers Porcupine Tree, has released a new solo song entitled "Home In Negative." The song was recorded in Steven Wilson's home studio. The song is available for streaming and free download at this location.

Porcupine Tree's latest album, titled "The Incident," was released on September 14, 2009 through Roadrunner Records. Steven Wilson's first solo effort, "Insurgentes," was released on November 26, 2008 throuh Kscope Music.

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Cryosys Reveals New Album Title And Tracklisting

German progressive metallers Cryosys has revealed the tracklisting for its forthcoming studio album "The Journey Has Begun." "The Journey Has Begun" is the first of two albums to be released from the band in the near future through ByKoti-Productions.

"The Journey Has Begun" tracklisting is as follows:
1. Synchronicity
2. Demon Games
3. Endless
4. Fairytale
5. Circle Of Nature
6. Undead
7. Reflections Of Myself
8. The Journey Has Begun (Come With Me)

You can check out demo tracks from Cryosys at this location.

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Witchsorrow Reveals New Album Tracklisting

U.K. doom metallers Witchsorrow has revealed the tracklisting for its upcoming Metal Blade Records debut. The self-titled album is set for release on October 26, 2010 through Metal Blade Records.

Here is the "Witchsorrow" tracklisting:
1. The Agony
2. The Trial of Elizabeth
3. Hail to Guy Fawkes
4. Thou Art Cursed
5. Impaler Tepes

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Cradle Of Filth Posts New Music Video Online

British progressive/symphonic black metallers Cradle of Filth has posted the first official music video from its forthcoming studio album "Darkly Darkly, Venus Aversa." The video is for the track "Forgive Me Father (I Have Sinned)" and appears on the band's new album which is set to be released on November 9th, 2010 through new label home Nuclear Blast Records.

You can view the music video at this location.

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Gravehill Confirms Festival Appearance

Anaheim, California death metal act Gravehill has announced its participation in the upcoming 2011 edition of the Maryland Deathfest. Gravehill joins a long list of bands taking part, including Neurosis, Marduk, Inquisition, Exhumed and Saudi Arabia's Creative Waste amongst many others. Maryland Deathfest 2011 is set to take place May 27, 28 and 29th at Sonar in Baltimore, Maryland.

Confirmed bands include:
AURA NOIR
AVULSED
BLOOD FREAK
CIANIDE
CREATIVE WASTE
CRETIN
CRIPPLE BASTARDS
DEFEATED SANITY
DEVOURMENT
EXHORDER
EXHUMED
GOATSNAKE
GRAVEHILL
HOODED MENACE
IMPALED NAZARENE
INNUMERABLE FORMS
INQUISITION
THE KILL
LAST DAYS OF HUMANITY
LOCK UP
MACHETAZO
MALIGNANT TUMOUR
MAMMOTH GRINDER
MARDUK
NAILS
NEUROSIS
NIGHTBRINGER
NOKTURNEL
ORANGE GOBLIN
PULLING TEETH
REPUGNANT
WORMED

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Sodom Reveals New Album Tracklisting

German thrash metal icons Sodom has revealed the tracklisting for its forthcoming studio album "In War And Pieces." "In War And Pieces" is set for release in Europe on November 22, 2010 and in North America on January 11, 2011 both through SPV/Steamhammer Records.

Here is the "In War And Pieces" tracklisting:
1. In War And Pieces
2. Hellfire
3. Through Toxic Veins
4. Nothing Counts More Than Blood
5. Storm Raging Up
6. Feigned Death Throes
7. Soul Contraband
8. God Bless You
9. The Art Of Killing Poetry
10. Knarrenheinz
11. Styptic Parasite

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Withered Posts New Song Online

Atlanta blackened doom metal act Withered has posted a new song to its official Myspace page. The song, titled "Extinguished With The Weary," is taken from the band's forthcoming studio album "Dualitas." "Dualitas" is set for release on October 26, 2010 through Prosthetic Records. you can check out "Extinguished With The Weary" at this location.

Here is the "Dualitas" tracklisting:
1. Extinguished With The Weary
2. Residue In The Void
3. Seek the Shrouded
4. Interlude
5. From Shadows
6. The Progenitor’s Grasp
7. Aethereal Breath
8. Outro

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New Powerglove Track Posted Online

Boston progressive power metallers Powerglove have posted a track from it's forthcoming studio album, titled "Saturday Morning Apocalypse," to its label's YouTube page. The song, simply titled "Transformers," is a remake of the classic Tranformers theme song. "Saturday Morning Apocalypse" is set for release on September 28, 2010 through E1 Music.

You can check out the song below:

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General Chaos Signs With Cyclone Empire Records

German heavy metallers General Chaos has announced its signing with Cyclone Empire Records. The deal comes in time for the band to release its forthcoming debut studio album "Calamity Circus" on November 12, 210 through Cyclone Empire. "Calamity Circus" was recorded at Maarweg Studio2 in Cologne, Germany.

Here is the "Calamity Circus" tracklisting:
1. Speech
2. Black Belt
3. Second To None
4. Trailer
5. Screen Berets
6. Kingsize Overdose
7. Calamity Circle
8. Swedeheart
9. Incessantly
10. Powder Monkey
11. Black As Disease

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Dimentianon Reveals New Album Tracklisting

New York extreme metallers Dimentianon has revealed the tracklisting for it's forthcoming studio album, titled "Collapse The Void." The new album is set for release on October 19, 2010 through Paragon Records and was produced by Pete Rutcho.

"Collapse The Void" tracklisting:
1. Return...
2. Breathe Deep
3. Fragmented Nostalgia
4. The Forgotten
5. All Good Things End

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Leaves' Eyes Cancels North American Tour

German/Norwegian symphonic metallers Leaves' Eyes has announced the cancellation of it North American headlining tour. The band commented by saying:

"We regret to announce that the remaining dates of our North American Tour will not take place. This also includes the show in Mexico City.

"As a result of Kamelot's last-minute cancellation of their headlining tour, Leaves' Eyes still tried their best to play as many dates in the USA and Canada as possible. The big gap between the cancelled Kamelot tour dates and our own headlining dates is just to big to overcome. This made it impossible to continue any further.

"We are feeling terribly sorry for having to release this statement as we put an immense amount of energy and effort to make a full North American tour happen. Everybody was very excited to play in North America and Mexico again. However, the power to decide was not at all in our hands. We deeply regret that we now had to stop touring and return to Europe.

"We are very greatful to our fans, friends, Blackguard, the radio stations, all the promoters who made it possible for us to play the shows we did so far. We will never forget these fantastic moments. We really hope that we have better luck when touring America next time."

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