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Metal News for September 3, 2010

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Kamelot Vocalist To Miss Tour

Kamelot has issued the following announcement about vocalist Roy Khan falling ill and missing the band's upcoming tour dates:

"Hello Kamelot Nation, the band and crew are all here in Tampa rehearsing for the tour – Visas have been cleared and the guys are in good spirits and ready to party with all of you. However, during rehearsals, Roy became severely ill. Due to this, as yet undiagnosed, illness, Roy reluctantly has been forced to head back home to Norway. He is currently under his physician’s care, but unfortunately these circumstances will prevent him from joining us on the North American concert tour. Of course, we want Roy to take care of his health as priority one for now and for the future.

"After much consideration on how to proceed, all of us in Kamelot feel strongly about keeping our commitment to our fans, promoters, and support bands on this tour! We are all ready and excited about playing these shows, we have flown in people from around the world to be apart of it and it has been in the works over a year! Therefore, we are working diligently with a fantastic singer willing to step in at the eleventh hour in order to make this tour a reality – our good friend Michael from Circus Maximus (Norway) has agreed to fill in for Roy! And we are excited to announce a special guest: Swedish vocalist Elize Ryd from Amaranthe will be joining the band on the North American Tour. She will also be part of the VIP meet and greet! Elize toured with us on our Summer Pandemonium Tour and also the European tour earlier this Spring.

"Also as a special thank you to our North American fans, our friends at ESP guitars have donated a beautiful ESP guitar which will be signed by Thomas Youngblood and given away at the end of our North American tour – this contest is open only to North American tour concert goers. Fans can enter for a chance to win this exclusive item by signing up in the designated area at each show! More surprises are in store at many shows including special guest appearances and more." More...

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Shape Of Despair Streaming New Song

Finland's Shape of Despair has announced a new EP release titled "Written in My Scars." The artwork for the new EP can be viewed at this location. The band is also currently streaming a new song online from the EP. The title track can be heard via the Solarfall Records MySpace page.

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Jaldaboath Posts "Hark The Herald" Video

Medieval folk metallers Jaldaboath have posted a music video online for the song "Hark the Herald," which is off the band's latest album "The Rise of the Heraldic Beasts." The video clip can be viewed below.

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Tank Reveals New Album Track Listing

The new Tank album "War Machine" was produced by Pedro Ferreira and the recording was done at Pedrock Studios, London, UK. Drums were recorded by Tony Newton at Steve Harris' (Iron Maiden) Barnyard Studios. "War Machine" is set to be released on October 25th in Europe (via Metal Mind) and December 7th in the USA (via MVD).

The track list for the standard CD edition is as follows:

1. Judgement Day
2. Feast Of The Devil
3. Phoenix Rising
4. War Machine
5. Great Expectations
6. After All
7. The Last Laugh
8. World Without Pity
9. My Insanity

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Nails Updates Tour Schedule

California hardcore act Nails is set to embark on a two-month long North American tour this week. Several new shows have been added to the previously announced routing, including a Free Scion-sponsored Metal Matinee with Magrudergrind and Trash Talk at The Roxy in West Hollywood on September 11th. RSVP for the event at this location. The upcoming Nails tour dates are as follows:

9/05/2010 Nile Front Room - Mesa, AZ
9/06/2010 10756 Limas - El Paso, TX
9/07/2010 Ten Eleven - San Antonio, TX
9/08/2010 Red 7 - Austin, TX
9/09/2010 The Nightmare - Dallas, TX
9/10/2010 Downtown Music - Little Rock, AR
9/11/2010 The Roxy - West Hollywood, CA w/ Trash Talk, Magrudergrind
9/12/2010 Firehouse - Birmingham, AL
9/13/2010 585 Wells - Atlanta, GA
9/14/2010 Talent Farm - Pembroke Pines, FL
9/15/2010 Transitions - Tampa, FL
9/16/2010 Warehouse 8B - Jacksonville, FL
9/17/2010 Legitmate Business - Greensboro, NC
9/18/2010 Daniels Pub - Cincinnati, OH
9/19/2010 Dojo - Indianapolis, IN
9/20/2010 Double Door - Chicago, IL w/ Venomous Concept
9/21/2010 Blondie’s - Detroit, MI w/ Venomous Concept
9/22/2010 Sonar - Baltimore, MD w/ Venomous Concept
9/23/2010 Europa - Brooklyn, NY w/ Venomous Concept, Strong Intention
9/24/2010 Katacombes - Montreal, QC w/ Venomous Concept
9/25/2010 Sneaky Dees - Toronto, ON w/ Venomous Concept
9/26/2010 242 Main - Burlington, VT
9/27/2010 Bogies - Albany, NY
9/28/2010 *TBA - Philadelphia, PA
9/29/2010 Lilly’s Pad - New Haven, CT
9/30/2010 The Church - Cleveland, OH
10/01/2010 Mickey Finn’s - Toledo, OH
10/02/2010 1108 Main - Cedar Falls, IA
10/03/2010 The Beat - Minneapolis, MN
10/04/2010 Scion Lab - Kansas City, MO
10/05/2010 Blast O Mat - Denver, CO
10/08/2010 Che Café - San Diego, CA
10/09/2010 Sub Mission - San Francisco, CA
10/10/2010 The CYC - Fresno, CA
10/30/2010 Troubadour - Hollywood, CA

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Trap Them To Enter The Studio

On Monday, Trap Them will convene in Salem, Mass. at Godcity Studio with Kurt Ballou (Converge, Disfear, Black Breath) to commence recording the band's Prosthetic Records' debut (and third full-length album overall). This will be their first full-length to feature drummer Chris Maggio, formerly of Coliseum. The band has also launched a new blog where the members will be documenting the recording process and the touring cycle around this as-yet-untitled album.

Vocalist Ryan McKenny commented: "Next week, and for the rest of September, we get knee deep in the shit. This record has been a long time coming. It's the first, what we consider, proper LP as a full, solid band. Brian and Chris have been hard at work sweating bullets down in Louisville, loading them up in a death-punk black talon and preparing to fire at will.

"This will be our fifth visit to Godcity with Kurt Ballou, who was, naturally, the most obvious choice. We've always had a great relationship with him, and there is a certain chemistry between our music and his talent as a producer that puts each session at ease. To sum it up, there was a certain potential the members of this band felt had not yet been met. On this record, that potential has been fully realized. Get heavy, motherfuckers."

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East Of The Wall Updates European Tour Dates

Set to kick off later this month, New Jersey's EAST OF THE WALL will cross the Atlantic on their first European tour as a band, rolling through more than thirteen countries over the course of the three-week venture. Several dates of the tour are being locked down, with only a few more dates being finalized in the next few days. If you can assist the band in confirming a show, please contact Manus Booking: info(at)manusbooking(dot)com or an Earsplit operative right away.

Here are the latest dates on the EAST OF THE WALL Fall 2010 European Tour:

9/24/2010 Kulturpalast - Wiesbaden, Germany w/ Radare
9/25/2010 Scharni 38 - Berlin, Germany w/ Radare
9/26/2010 Marty's Club - Budweis, Czech Republic w/ Radare
9/28/2010 Irish & Music Pub - Cluj-Napoca, Romania @ Days of No Light Festival w/ Radare, Khuda
9/29/2010 Elephant @ Ressentiment Festival - Bucharest, Romania w/ Radare, Khuda
9/30/2010 Bar Cube - Kumanovo, Macedonia w/ Radare, Khuda
10/01/2010 Channel Zero - Ljubljana, Slovenia w/ Radare
10/02/2010 Ekidna - Carpi, Italy w/ Radare, At The Soundawn
10/03/2010 Coq D'Or - Olten, Switzerland w/ Radare
10/05/2010 Stadtgarten - Erfurt, Germany w/ Lis Er Stille
10/07/2010 Exhaus - Trier, Germany w/ Glasses
10/08/2010 Nexus - Braunschweig, Germany w/ Switchblade
10/09/2010 Patronaat - Haarlem, Netherlands w/ Lis Er Stille
10/12/2010 Zoro - Leipzig, Germany w/ Union Of Sleep
10/13/2010 Stumpf - Hannover, Germany w/ Union Of Sleep
10/14/2010 Astra Stube - Hamburg, Germany
10/15/2010 La Taverne du Théâtre - La Louvière, Belgium

This massive European tour will be just part of EAST OF THE WALL's full year of touring in support of their recently released "Ressentiment" LP, which was unleashed by Translation Loss in July.

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Infernaeon Comments On New Album

Floridian extreme metal act Infernaeon's new album, "Genesis to Nemesis," is currently out now. The album, recorded with producer Brian Elliott at Mana Recording Studios (Goatwhore, Cannibal Corpse, Hate Eternal) in St. Petersburg, Florida, also features a cover of Metallica's "Creeping Death" with Gwar's Oderus Urungus on guest vocals.

Vocalist Brian Werner commented on the release: "This was really a true test of our will. We had a million road blocks and people standing in our way on this, and we demolished the barriers, slit the throats and pissed on the graves of all who stood in our way. Bridges were burned, feelings were hurt and I personally don't give a fuck about anyone or anything that got destroyed in the process, as long as this album came out the way it was supposed to, because at the end of the day it's all about the music and nothing else fucking matters!!"

Keyboardist David Stein added; "This album couldn't have become a reality had it not been for the collective wills of everyone in this band. It was truly an honor to work with such professionals on this project."

Infernaeon will be supporting Gwar on their "Bloody Tour of Horror," this fall, starting October 2nd. The dates are as follows: More...

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The Contortionist Updates Tour Schedule

Indianapolis, Indiana’s The Contortionist has made several changes to the band's upcoming fall touring season. The Contortionist will hit the road with War of Ages, The Color Morale, The Great Commission, and Legend from October 8th through October 22nd, and will continue across the states with The Acacia Strain, Terror, The Red Chord, and Gaza from October 29th through November 20th. The complete list of tour dates is as follows:

10/08 - Edinboro, PA @ The Hangout
10/09 - Kettering, OH @ The Attic
10/10 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys
10/11 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
10/12 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
10/13 – La Crosse, WI @ WAREHOUSE
10/14 – St Paul, MN @ Station 4
10/15 - South Bend, IN @ Church of The Heartland
10/16 - St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
10/17 – Little Rock, AR @ The Village
10/19 - Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
10/20 – Augusta, GA @ Sector 7G
10/21 - Lynchburg, VA @ Crosspoint Venue
10/22 - Fredericksburg, VA @ The Refuge
10/23 – Crofton, MD @ MACC
10/24 – Holyoke, MA @ Water Front Tavern
10/25 – Manchester, NH @ Rocko’s
10/26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Europa
10/27 – Vineland, NJ @ Hangar 84
10/28 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock More...

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Emmure To Enter The Studio

Emmure will enter the studio with producer Joey Sturgis (The Devil Wears Prada, Asking Alexandria) to record the follow up to 2009’s "Felony," prior to heading over to Europe to catch up with Comeback Kid and Parkway Drive on the “Never Say Die Tour.” The upcoming Emmure tour dates are as follows:

9/6/2010 The Blind Dog Windsor
9/7/2010 The Music Hall Lounge London
9/9/2010 Club Soda Montreal
9/11/2010 Illot Fleurie Park Quebec City
9/13/2010 OXYGEN Moncton
9/14/2010 CUNARD CENTRE Halifax
10/29/2010 Turbinenhalle Oberhause DE
10/31/2010 O2 Academy 1 Birmingham UK
11/1/2010 O2 Academy 1 Newcastle Upon Tyne UK
11/2/2010 O2 ABC Glasgow UK
11/3/2010 HMV FORUM London UK
11/4/2010 Pyramids Portsmouth UK
11/5/2010 Academy 1 Manchester UK
11/6/2010 Stadsfeestzaal Aarschot Aarschot BE
11/7/2010 0.13 Tilburg NL
11/8/2010 GROSSEFREIHEIT Hamburg DE
11/9/2010 Fryshuset/Klubben Stockholm SE
11/11/2010 HUXLEYS Berlin DE
11/12/2010 SUBSTAGE Karlsruhe DE
11/13/2010 Abaton Prague CZ
11/14/2010 Rotunda Krakow PL
11/16/2010 ESTRAGON Bologna IT
11/17/2010 Z7 Pratteln CH
11/18/2010 Backstage Munich DE
11/19/2010 WERK 2 Leipzig DE
11/20/2010 Posthalle Wurzburg DE
11/21/2010 EMPIRE EVENTS CENTER Sacramento CA
11/22/2010 RAINBOW BALLROOM Fresno CA
11/23/2010 The Regency Ballroom San Francisco CA
11/24/2010 HOUSE OF BLUES - CA W. Hollywood CA
11/26/2010 Fox Theater Oakland CA
11/27/2010 SOMA San Diego CA
11/28/2010 Marquee Theatre Tempe AZ
11/30/2010 House of Blues Dallas TX More...

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Dimmu Borgir Announces North American Tour

Dimmu Borgir has announces a North American tour spanning major cities in the U.S. and Canada. Launching the “Darkness Reborn Tour” on Friday, November 5th in Worcester, Massachusetts, Norway’s symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR return to the western hemisphere on a headlining, 32-date run across North America supported by fellow countrymen Enslaved and Blood Red Throne, plus Dawn Of Ashes from Los Angeles.

Confirmed tour dates are as follows:

11/05/10 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
11/06/10 Northern Lights – Albany, NY
11/07/10 Recher Theater – Towson, MD
11/08/10 Terminal 5 – New York, NY
11/10/10 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
11/12/10 Mr. Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA
11/13/10 Royal Oak Music Theatre – Detroit, MI
11/14/10 House of Blues – Chicago, IL
11/15/10 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
11/16/10 Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
11/18/10 MacEwan Ballroom – Calgary, AB – CANADA
11/19/10 Edmonton Events Center – Edmonton, AB – CANADA
11/21/10 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA
11/22/10 The Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
11/23/10 Roseland Theatre – Portland, OR
11/24/10 Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA
11/26/10 The Knitting Factory – Reno, NV
11/27/10 The Fox Theater – Pomona, CA
11/28/10 The Regency Grand Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
11/30/10 House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
12/01/10 Rialto Theater – Tucson, AZ
12/02/10 Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
12/03/10 Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
12/04/10 Gothic Theater – Englewood (Denver), CO
12/06/10 House of Blues – Dallas, TX
12/07/10 House of Blues – Houston, TX
12/09/10 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
12/10/10 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
12/11/10 Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
12/12/10 Sound Academy – Toronto, ON – CANADA
12/13/10 Metropolis – Montreal, QC – CANADA
12/14/10 Imperial – Quebec City, QC - CANADA

Advanced tickets will go on sale online on Wednesday, September 15th.

DIMMU BORGIR’s new studio album, "Abrahadabra," will be released in North America on October 12th. The “Gateways” single is now available for streaming on the band’s MySpace page.

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UIGG Streaming New Song

Charlottetown metal act UIGG is hard at work on "Of Moose And Men," the follow-up to the band's 2009 debut release, "To Punish And Enslave." The new album will feature 12 tracks written over the course of the band's entire 4 year career. Drum tracks for the album were recorded by Nick Tipe at Songtree Studios in May 2010, with guitars, bass, and vocals being recorded by the band over the summer. The band has now uploaded a new track from the album, entitled "Crawl," for streaming via the UIGG MySpace page.

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Desultory Announces New Album Track Listing

Reactivated Swedish death metallers Desultory recently completed work on their upcoming new album, "Counting Our Scars." The full-length, which is the band's first since 1996’s "Swallow The Snake," was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Tore Stjerna at Necromorbus Studio (Watain, Unanimated, Deströyer 666 etc) in Alvik, Sweden. "Counting Our Scars" will be released via Pulverised Records later this year.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. In A Cage
2. Counting Our Scars
3. Ready To Bleed
4. This Broken Halo
5. The Moment Is Gone
6. Uneven Numbers
7. Dead Ends
8. Leeching Life
9. A Crippling Heritage

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Valdur Streaming Song From New Album

California blackened death horde Valdurunleashed their new full-length "Raven God Amongst Us" earlier this summer. The self-financed album was recorded at Trench Studios and released via drummer Sxuperion's own BloodyMountain Records. You can now check out the a track from the album titked "Berserrker" via Stereogum at this location.

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The Body Tour Interrupted, But Will Continue

Due to a family emergency, duo THE BODY has been forced to bow out of several planned shows of their two-month long U.S. tour last week. After a brief return back home to Rhode Island, the band will back out on the road next week for the final leg of the tour. A slew of new shows have been added for later in the fall as well.

In addition, a brand new fan-filmed video of THE BODY performing in Tulsa, Oklahoma on the current tour was posted recently. The video is over 20 minutes long, documenting the band's entire set; that is until they blew out the microphones and had to end the set a bit early. Check out the video below.

Here are the upcoming THE BODY tour dates:

9/12/2010 house show - Greensboro, NC
9/13/2010 The Triple - Richmond, VA
9/14/2010 *TBA - Philadelphia, PA
9/15/2010 The Sidebar - Baltimore, MD
9/16/2010 Acheron - Brooklyn, NY
9/17/2010 house show - Amherst, MA
9/19/2010 *TBA matinee show - Boston, MA
9/24/2010 AS220 - Providence, RI w/ Dropdead, Work/Death, Soul Control
10/12/2010 Machines With Magnets - Providence, RI w/ Thrones, Christian Mistress, Kintaan
11/16/2010 PA's Lounge - Boston, MA w/ Barn Owl, MV&EE, High Aura'd
11/17/2010 AS220 - Providence, RI w/ Barn Owl, Arcing, High Aura'd

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Carnifex Performance Footage Available

Metal Injection has posted two multi-cam live clips of San Diego's Carnifex for the tracks "Hell Chose Me" and "Entombed Monarch." The clips were shot at the Sonar in Baltimore, MD as part of the Summer Slaughter Tour. The first clip can be viewed below, while the clip for "Entombed Monarch" can be found at this location.

Click Here To Watch The Video

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Rock Band Network Adds More Metal Tracks

Ready for the weekend yet? Friday means more music has been added to the Rock Band Network so you can jam out during the weekend. The Xbox 360 edition has seen more of Amberian Dawn and and a new track from Firewind, while the PS3 edition will get Meshuggah and The Acacia Strain on September 7th. The complete list of new songs added, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:

Scott Attrill - "Disco Rocket"
Scott Attrill - "Girls Love Techno"
Shokkher - "Burn Her Out"
Free Spirit - "Pale Sister of Light"
The Riptides - "Return to Blood Beach"
Amberian Dawn - "Lionheart"
Amberian Dawn - "Evil Inside Me"
Buttercup - "time-bomb"
Noah Engh The Kid Fantastic - "Buy You A House"
Sideburn - "Cherry Red"
Nerf Herder - "Welcome To My World"
Firewind - "Head Up High"
Bang Camaro - "Revolution" More...

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Castrofate Finishes Recording New Album

New York thrash act Castrofate has issued the following brief update about finishing the recording of the band's new album:

"Hey everyone, we are happy to announce that we have finally finished recording the iHuman album in Ohio with Producer Ben Schigel who has also worked with Drowning Pool, Chimaira, etc. James Murphy is now finishing up his guitar solos, mixing, and mastering back in Florida."

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

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Secret Sphere Announces Album Release

Italy's Secret Sphere has announced the band's new album "Archetype" is set to be released on September 17th, 2010. The artwork for the album can be viewed at this location. The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

9/7 I-METAL FEST - @ Palasharp, Milano with Trick Or Treat, Clairvoyants, Fuzz Fuzz Machine
9/12 400% HELL FEST - @ Stony Pub - Pontassieve (FI)
10/30 ROCK'N'ROLL ARENA - Romagnano Sesia - Novara
10/31 ITALIAN HEADBANGERS FEST @ Mephisto Rock Cafe - Lu Monferrato (AL)
11/5 JACK HOLE - Vicenza
11/6 BOULEVARD - Misano Adriatico - Rimini
11/12 T.B.A. - Napoli
12/12 LUCILLE - Verona

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Darkwater Comments On New Album

Sweden's Darkwater will release the new album "Where Stories End" on November 12th in Europe through Ulterium Records and November 23rd in North America through Nightmare Records. "Where Stories End" is the follow-up album to the band's debut album "Calling the Earth to Witness," which was released in 2007. The mixing of the album was handled by Fredrik Nordström and Henrik Udd at Studio Fredman.

Henrik Båth of Darkwater comments; "We're really excited to finally present 'Where Stories End' to all of you. We feel that we've created something special with this album, and I personally think that we've improved everything since 'Calling the earth to witness.' We hope you'll enjoy it! We got some shows coming up for the fall, and we hope to see many of you on the road during the coming year. Thanks for your patience and support!"

The "Where Stories End" track listing is as follows:

1. Breathe
2. Why I bleed
3. Into the cold
4. A fools utopia
5. Queen of the night
6. In the blink of an eye
7. Fields of sorrow
8. Without a sound
9. Walls of deception

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Conspires To... Seeking Fan Photos

U.K. metal act Conspires To... has issued the following brief update about seeking fan photographs for upcoming artwork: "Be Immortalized! I need some photographs of female faces (not smiling) to appear on my next piece of artwork. Interested in being immortalized then email me you pics now! Thanks." You can also check out Conspires To... songs via the band's MySpace page.

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Halcyon Way Announces Tour With Stuck Mojo

Atlanta’s Stuck Mojo and Halcyon Way are teaming up together for a European tour in October/November 2010. The currently announced dates are as follows:

10/25 Sala Totem, Pamplona, SPAIN
10/26 Sala Live, Madrid, SPAIN
10/27 Sala Salamandra, Barcelona, SPAIN
10/28 Ninkasi Kao, Lyon, FRANCE
10/29 Schuur, Luzern, SWITZERLAND
10/30 Rockstüble, Pforzheim, Baden-Würt, GERMANY
10/31 Viper, Vienna, AUSTRIA
11/1 Posthof, Linz, AUSTRIA
11/2 Duerer Kert, Budapest, HUNGARY
11/3 Marty´s Club, Ceske Budejovice, CZECH REPUBLIC
11/4 L.A. Cham, Cham, GERMANY
11/5 Alte Zuckerfabrik, Rostock, GERMANY
11/7 K17, Berlin, GERMANY
11/8 Logo, Hamburg, GERMANY
11/9 Bastard Club, Osnabrück, GERMANY

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TesseracT Comments On Upcoming EP

TesseracT will release the upcoming "Concealing Fate" EP on October 12th, 2010. The band’s debut full-length, "One," will be released early 2011 and will feature the songs from "Concealing Fate" along with 5 additional tracks, plus some soon to be announced bonus features.

TesseracT states: "Deciding to put out just the Concealing Fate EP was a bitter pill to swallow, but we soon saw it as the only logical thing to do given the circumstances. The upside is, that this is allowing us make the album really special, and gives us the time to add some extra content. The EP will be special, too. Not only is it a limited edition, but it will come with a new shirt as well. We're looking forward to seeing you all out on the road in the U.S. and on our UK warm up gigs. We hope you guys can understand the situation we’re in, and really appreciate your patience and continued support."

The upcoming TesseracT tour dates are as follows: More...

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Cancer Bats Posts New Video Blog

Cancer Bats and Absolute Punk have posted the first episode of a new, bi-weekly video blog series entitled "Cancer Bats World Wide Wacky Webisodes!" The clip can be viewed below. The blogs will chronicle Cancer Bats entire upcoming overseas touring season, and will lead up to a United States winter tour in the works.

"Jet lag is going to kill our brains as we take 14 flights in the next month," states vocalist Liam Cormier. "Flying into England for 2 days, spending a weekend in Japan, cruising to Australia where we're playing double headers every night, and that's just get us warmed up for our crazy tours of the UK Europe and beyond! This whole tour is going to be bonkers! Watch as we try our best to not lose our minds!"

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Insidious Disease Posts "Boundless" Video

Insidious Disease has posted a new music video online for the song "Boundless," which is off the band's new album "Shadowcast." The video clip can be viewed below.

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No Redeeming Social Value Streaming New Album

New York’s hardcore punk party outfit No Redeeming Social Value has teamed up with Stereokiller.com for a full album stream of the forthcoming live CD, "High In Holland." The 19-song beer-drinking extravaganza, which was recorded at the Dynamo in Eindhoven, can be heard in its entirety at this locaiton. "High In Holland" will hit stores on September 7th on Dead City Records.

The album was recorded on October 18th, 2007 on the “Still Drinking Across Europe” tour, and contains rare live recordings with some different versions of No Redeeming Social Value songs. "High In Holland" features a limited edition full color booklet filled with photos, as well as an enhanced CD featuring unreleased videos.

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Raunchy Posts New Album Teaser

Raunchy has uploaded an album teaser for the band's upcoming new album “A Discord Electric." You can find the teaser at the band’s MySpace profile. The album's release dates are as follows:

September 20th, 2010 (Denmark)
October 8th, 2010 (D/ AT/ CH)
October 11th, 2010 (UK, Benelux, F, GR, NO, PT, REST OF EUROPE)
October 12th, 2010 (NORTH AMERICA, SP, IT)
October 13th, 2010 (SE, FI, HU)

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A Forest Of Stars Streaming Another Song Online

"Opportunistic Thieves Of Spring," the latest full-length album from U.K. psychedelic black metal ensemble A Forest Of Stars, was released on June 1st via Transcendental Creations. The band is now streaming another song online from the new album. Check out "Sorrow's Impetus," the opening track from "Opportunistic Thieves of Spring" via Stereogum at this location.

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Evile Begins Work On New Studio Album

British thrash metal outfit Evile has announced that they have begun work on their third studio album, which is expected to be released sometime next year through Earache Records. The album will be the first to feature bass player Joel Graham, the replacement for the band's original bassist Mike Alexander, who sadly passed away last year. A message from guitarist Ol Drake reads as follows:

"We're well on our way into writing the material for Evile's third album now. We've been playing around with the odd part and riffs since 'Infected Nations' came out in 2009. I have about ten song ideas which are being built on daily, but not going to stop there. We're not going to limit ourselves this time to a certain number of songs. We're just going to write until it's time to give up and go into pre-production. We've been sending tracks/recordings/ideas back and forth between ourselves, Russ Russell and our management (Wiseblood) and there's an excellent vibe going.

"I don't want this to be a typical 'new album' update using the same descriptions and words most bands use to big up an album, so I'll just say the new stuff is really getting my blood boiling and my heart racing. We've been through a lot over the past year, and it's being naturally reflected in the music which is coming out. I've never been as passionate as I am now about writing the best material we can. With Joel in the mix, and him being a die-hard thrash fan since the '80s, I'm looking forward to see how this will turn out. Keep an eye on our website for more details, and come catch us on one of the 77 shows in September-December in North America! (If you don't see me I'll be busy riffing for the benefit of your ears.)"

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Immortal Posts "All Shall Fall" Video Online

Norwgian black metal icons Immortal has posted their new music video online for the song, "All Shall Fall." You can check it out by heading to their official website or watching it below. The song is the title track from the band's critically acclaimed "comeback" album, which was released through Nuclear Blast Records last year. More...

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Korn Debuts New Video for "Let The Guilt Go"

Korn recently released their newest album "Korn III" and just now debuted their second music video for the album. "Let The Guilt Go" follows some high school students in a typically Korn-styled tale of passion, regret and angst. You can see the video at ArtistDirect.com.

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Daath Premieres New Song Online

Atlanta-based extreme metal quintet DAATH is readying their third full-length release, which is going to be self-titled and is set for an October 26th North American release. A new Daath song, “Destruction Restoration,” has made its debut on MetalSucks.

Sean Z. (vocals) states: “This song is about reinventing yourself, like we've done with our sound. Destruction and manipulation allow poisons to seep in easily. Listen to it once, clear your head and listen again.”

“This album will definitely be the most real thing this band has put out to date. It’s on a level everyone can relate to. The lyrics have taken a brand new direction and the music compliments the insanity creating a fucking masterpiece of a way different kind.”

Metal Mark from Skulls ‘N’ Bones recently spent some time in the studio with the band and compiled a video series documenting the recording process, so click on the link below now to check out the fifth installment featuring the synth tracking sessions.

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Womb Raiders Regroups To Record New EP

After a four and a half year break, popular "gore/rape metal band" Womb Raiders are getting back together to record a new EP. Original members Anthony Lustmord (Vocals), and Jeremy May (Guitars) are coming back to the project.

At this time, Womb Raiders will strictly be just a recording project; no shows have been planned at this time.

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