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Metal News for September 30, 2010

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46 news articles posted on this day.

Adult Swim's "Metal Swim" Collection Posted Online

Scion and Adult Swim have come together to release a new free compilation titled "Metal Swim." The compilation features rare and unreleased tracks from Isis, Torche, Skeletonwitch, Death Angel, Red Fang and many others. The "Metal Swim" compilation is availbe for streaming and free download at this location.

Here is the "Metal Swim" tracklisting:

1. Death Angel -Truce
2. Skeletonwitch – Bringers of Death
3. Torche – Arrowhead
4. Ludicra – Path of Ash
5. Kylesa – Forsaken
6. Black Tusk – Fatal Kiss
7. Red Fang – Hank Is Dead
8. Black Cobra – Frozen Night
9. Saviours – Dixie Dieway
10. Witch Mountain – Veil of the Forgotten
11. Isis – Pliable Foe
12. Jesu – Dethroned
13. Pelican – Inch Above Sand
14. Zoroaster – Witch Hammer
15. Withered – Extinguished With the Misery
16. Boris – Luna

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Carcass Guitarist Joins Angel Witch

Bill Steer, best known as the guitarist for Carcass, Firebird and formerly of Napalm Death, has been confirmed as the new second guitarist for New Wave Of British Heavy Metal veterans Angel Witch. The band will be making sporadic live appearances with their new lineup over the coming year, including a set at next year's edition of Hellfest.

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Anthrax and Fall Out Boy Join Forces In Supergroup

The Damned Things, a new supergroup featuring Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Trohman and drummer Andy Hurley, Anthrax members Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano and Every Time I Die's Keith Buckley and Josh Newton, commented on the groups upcoming listening party in New York City. Angels & Kings NYC is located on 500 East 11th St in New York City.

The band commented by saying:

"Angels & Kings NYC will be hosting a listening party for our debut album on October 7th at 7 PM and we want to see you there! Check out the full details on how you can check out the album before anyone else."

You can check out some songs from The Damned Things at this location.

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As I Lay Dying Posts Footage From "The Cool Tour"

San Diego, California metalcore act As I Lay Dying has posted new live footage captured during the band's recent outing on "The Cool Tour." The band are currently on tour promoting its 2010 release "The Powerless Rise" which was released on May 11th through Metal Blade Records.

You can view the video below:

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Sevendust Posts Footage From NFL Video Shoot

Atlanta, Georgia alternative metallers Sevendust has posted some behind the scenes footage from its recent video shoot. The video documents the filming of a theme song writen for the NFL's Atlanta Falcons. The song featured is titled "Falcons On Top."

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Brutal Truth Announces December Mini-Tour

American grind metallers Brutal tRuth have announced a handful of southern U.S. tour dates in support of its latest album, "Evolution Through Revolution". These shows will cover Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida starting December 9.

Brutal Truth tour dates:
Dec. 09 - Nashville, TN - The Muse
Dec. 10 - Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn
Dec. 11 - Tampa, FL - Brass Mug
Dec. 12 - Orlando, FL - Back Booth

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Accept Confirms Festival Appearance

Recently regrouped heavy metallers Accept has announced its participation for next year's edition of the Helsinki Metal Meeting, set to take place February 17-19, 2011 at the Cable Factory in Helsinki, Finland. The band are scheduled to appear on Saturday, February 19. More artists will be announced on October 25 and tickets for the event will go on sale on November 1.

Accept are currently on tour in support of its 2010 album "Blood of the Nations."

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The Final Sigh Calls It Quits

Leeds U.K. progressive metallers The Final Sigh have announced the band's decision to go their seperate ways. The announcement comes just months after releasing its new EP "Prologue" and having a new studio album, titled "Canada," left in the production stages.

The Final Sigh commented on Myspace by saying:

"The Final Sigh are fucking dead. 7 years, 2 drummers, 5 bassists, 4 guitarists, 2 keyboard players, 5 vocalsists and one van (two engines). We can't just keep restarting with yet more new members, it's time to just call it a day. Sorry to those of you that liked us, we liked both of you too."

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Behemoth Reveals New DVD Tracklisting

The tracklisting has been revealed for Behemoth forthcoming live DVD entitled "Evangelia Heretika." "Evangelia Heretika" is set for release on November 9, 2010 through Metal Blade Records in North American and through Nuclear Blast Records in Europe.

Here is the "Evangelia Heretika" tracklisting:
DVD I
Live In Warsaw 2009 E.V.
Recorded on September 25, 2009 At Stodola, Warsaw, Poland
1. Intro
2. Ov Fire And The Void
3. Demigod
4. Pan Satyros
5. Shemhamforash
6. Conquer All
7. Decade Ov Therion
8. Wolves Guard My Coffin
9. Christians To The Lions
10. At The Left Hand Ov God
11. Slaves Shall Serve
12. As Above So Below
13. Drum Solo
14. Lam
15. Alas, Lord Is Upon Me
16. Antichristian Phenomenon
17. Chant For Ezkaton 2000 E.V.
18. Lucifer

Live In Paris 2008 E.V.
Recorded on February 17, 2008 At La Locomotive, Paris, France
1. Rome 64 C.E.
2. Slaying The Prophets Ov Isa
3. Antichristian Phenomenon
4. Demigod
5. From The Pagan Vastlands
6. Conquer All
7. Prometherion
8. Drum Solo
9. Slaves Shall Serve
10. As Above So Below
11. At The Left Hand Ov God
12. Summoning Ov The Ancient Ones
13. Christgrinding Avenue
14. Christians To The Lions
15. Sculpting The Throne Ov Seth
16. Decade Ov Therion
17. Chant For Ezkaton 2000 E.V.
18. I Got Erection
19. Pure Evil & Hate

DVD II

Documentaries
1. Evangelia Nova
2. De Arte Heretika

Videos And Bonus Material
1. Decade Ov Therion
2. As Above So Below
3. Conquer All
4. Slaves Shall Serve
5. Prometherion
6. At The Left Hand Ov God
7. Inner Sanctum
8. Ov Fire And The Void
9. Alas, Lord Is Upon Me

CD III
Bonus Audio CD - Live In Warsaw 2009 E.V.
1. Intro
2. Ov Fire And The Void
3. Demigod
4. Pan Satyros
5. Shemhamforash
6. Conquer All
7. Decade Ov Therion
8. Wolves Guard My Coffin
9. Christians To The Lions
10. At The Left Hand Ov God
11. Slaves Shall Serve
12. As Above So Below
13. Drum Solo
14. Lam
15. Alas, Lord Is Upon Me
16. Antichristian Phenomenon
17. Chant For Ezkaton 2000 E.V.
18. Lucifer

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Dream Theater Announced For Hall Of Fame Induction

New York progressive metal icons Dream Theater have been announced to lead this year's class of inductees into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame. The third annual ceremony will take place on Tuesday, November 16 at the famed Oheka Castle, 135 West Gate Drive in Huntington, New York.

The third Long Island Music Hall of Fame induction class includes:
OSCAR BRAND
CAROLE AND PAULA
TEDDY CHARLES
DREAM THEATER
STANLEY DRUCKER
ERIC B AND RAKIM
MORTON GOULD
BOB GRUEN
ROY HAYNES
AL KOOPER
STEVE MARTIN
DONNIE MCCLURKIN
DENIS MCNAMARA
EDDIE PALMIERI
LOU REED
THE SHANGRI-LAS
JOHN ZORN

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Cephalic Carnage Posts New Music Video Online

Denver Colorado extreme metallers Cephalic Carnage has posted its new music video online. The video is for the track "Ohrwurm" which appears on the band's 2010 studio album "Misled By Certainty." The video was directed by Michael Panduro.

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Fuck the Facts Announces New Guitarist

Ottawa , Ontario grind metal outfit Fuck the Facts has announced the addition of Johnny Ibay to the band as its new permanent guitarist. Johnny Ibay has been associated with the band since 2008 taking on the role as a session member.

Fuck the Facts guitarst and founding member Topon Das commented by saying:

"After touring the world with us for the past two and a half years, we finally welcome Johnny 'Beige' Ibay into the Fuck the Facts family the only way we know how. Welcome home, Beige. We couldn't find anyone better in the past three years, so we're gonna keep ya, buddy."

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Oceano Posts New Album Trailer Online

Chicago deathcore act Oceano has posted a new trailer to promote its forthcoming studio album "Contagion." The album is due for release on November 9, 2010 through Earache Records.

Here is the "Contagion" tracklisting:
1. Precursor To Enslavement
2. Viral Re-Animation
3. Regulated Disposal Of Life
4. Quarantine
5. The Contaminated
6. Exist In Confinement
7. Persuasive Oppression
8. Weaponized
9. Sadistic Experiments
10. Remnants Aflame
11. Ending Intellect

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Whitechapel Posts Tour Recap Video

Knoxville, Tennessee deathcore act Whitechapel has posted a tour recap video from its recent stint on the Vans Warped Tour. Whitechapel are currently touring in support of its 2010 album "A New Era of Corruption" which was released on June 8, 2010 through Metal Blade Records.

You can view the video below:

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Chiodos Streaming Entire New Album Online

Davison, Michigan post-hardcore act Chiodos have posted its entire new album to the band's myspace page. The band's forthcoming third studio album, titled "Illuminaudio," is set for release on October 5, 2010.

You can listen to "Illuminaudio" in its entirety
at this loaction.

Here is the "Illuminaudio" tracklisting:

1. "lluminaudio"
2. "Caves"
3. "Love Is a Cat from Hell"
4. "Modern Wolf Hair"
5. "Notes in Constellations"
6. "Scaremonger"
7. "His Story Repeats Itself"
8. "Let Us Burn One"
9. "Hey Zeus! The Dungeon"
10. "Stratovolcano Mouth"
11. "Those Who Slay Together, Stay Together"
12. "Closed Eyes Still Look Forward"

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Behemoth Posts First DVD Trailer Online

Polish blackened death metal act Behemoth has posted the first triler for its forthcoming DVD online. The new DVD, titled "Evangelia Heretika," features two live sets as well as documentary footage. "Evangelia Heretika" is set for release on November 9, 2010.

You can view the trailer below:

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Interview

Demon Hunter Discusses New Music, Faith, And More

Seattle's Demon Hunter has become one of the most mainstream recognized Christian bands in metal lately, appealing to religious and non-religious audiences alike. The group released "The World is a Thorn" earlier this year, and is currently lining up a string of European dates. Demon Hunter's Jonathan Dunn spoke with about the band's concept and the issues behind the name, stating "The title is definitely not meant to be taken literally, although we do get some people who take it literally and that sometimes gets a little weird trying to explain that to them. It’s more trying to be in reference to your personal demons and issues you are dealing with and going through. It’s more in that aspect of hunting down demons."

Dunn goes on to discuss his personal faith and belief in Christianity, his musical roots and more recent influences, and the possibility of the band working on new material next year. More...

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Incite Writing New Music

Phoenix, Arizona's Incite has issued the following brief update about writing new material: "Writing new music: This new material we are working on is gonna blow everything away...We are very excited were we are heading." You can also catch Incite live on the following 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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Gwar To Appear On Fox News' Red Eye Tonight

GWAR frontmanOderus Urungus will make his thirteenth appearance on Fox News' Red Eye tonight at 3 AM Eastern/Midnight Pacific. Oderus will be also be stopping at various media outlets in New York City to promote GWAR's new record "Bloody Pit of Horror," which is out November 9th on Metal Blade Records.

The first stop of the day brings Oderus to AOL's Noisecreep studios to record an episode of the Creep Show podcast, which will air at a later date on Noisecreep.com. Afterwards he'll head over to Sirius/XM for the Jason Ellis show. After Oderus records what has become his annual Halloween Special for Sirius/XM's Liquid Metal, he will set his sights on the Fox News Building.

Oderus had the following to say about his New York press day:

"Once again I am being whisked off to New York for another glittering press junket, during which I will be whoring myself out to all kinds of celebrity types. I will be appearing on Red Eye, The Jason Ellis Show, The Creep Show and will be recording a show for Liquid Metal, all the while smearing nipple-butter on my genitals. Then it will be off to Ground Zero, to create a shit-sculpture of the raped Osama-baby."

GWAR's "Bloody Pit of Horror" will be in stores on November 9th, but you can pre-order your copy today from the official GWAR page on the Metal Blade Records website. The landing page includes all current tour dates, GWAR footage from BOTH Gwar.tv and MetalBlade.tv, and pre-orders for "Bloody Pit of Horror" on CD, a GWAR t-shirt, or the ultimate "Bloody Pit" package that includes the CD, the GWAR t-shirt, and a 12x12 autographed cover print.

You can catch GWAR on the "Bloody Tour Of Horror", with The Casualties, Infernaeon and Mobile Deathcamp: More...

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Archaic Eclipse Issues New Demo Update

New Hampshire based symphonic metallers Archaic Eclipse have issued the following announcement about finishing the writing for a new demo album:

"Finally, All the writing is finished to our third and final demo entitled 'The Seidkona Oracle!' It's being recorded as we speak and we plan on having a late fall/early winter release. We plan on releasing it on a physical copy with our 2 previous demo's that will be called 'The Archaic Years' it will document the early stages of AE to what we are now.

"We had planned on doing this for a while and is why we haven't sold physical copies of any demo as of yet (besides a few early copes of 'In Fields of Morning Frost'). Here is the new demo cover, keep updated for further notice on the release! Thanks everyone, keep it brutal!"

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Interview

Steve Von Till Discusses New Neurosis Releases

U.S. based act Neurosis is a band that doesn't do labels and doesn't care about genres, and the members aren't shy about that fact. While discussing how the band is frequently referred to as sludge or atmospheric hardcore, guitarist/vocalist Steve Von Till stated,"The words people use to define microgenres are just ridiculous. Cyber death doom dip, whatever the hell. It doesn’t mean anything. What matters to us is if it has an emotional impact. Does it make you feel something real? Does it feel honest and genuine? Is it intense? Is it original? Nothing else matters."

Steve spoke with me recently about the band releasing the "Live at Roadburn 2007" album, as well as the re-release of the early "Enemy of the Sun" disc. We also discussed the writing of new Neurosis material, and what the group has planned for live appearances in the coming year. More...

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Interview

Interview With Anthrax Frontman Joey Belladonna

A man that needs no introduction, but here's one anyway. Joey Belladonna is the singer from the classic lineup of the iconic thrashers Anthrax. In and out of the band, Joey is back to the delight of fans everywhere. Recently off of the Big Four Tour, Anthrax joins Megadeth and Slayer for the American Carnage Tour, carving it's way through the States as we speak. I had the chance to sit down and talk with Mr. Belladonna before his show in New Orleans where we discussed a new Anthrax album, his solo career, and just what it was like being on the show "Married...With Children." A transcription follows. More...

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First Batch Of Bands Confirmed For Hellfest 2011

The organisers of France's biggest metal festival, Hellfest, has announced the first round of bands that will be performing at next year's version of the event. Among them include hardcore punk icons Bad Brains and The Exploited, along with many metal veterans such as Mayhem, Angel Witch, Sodom, Doro and the return of Swiss thrashers Coroner. Also on the bill will be Triptykon, Belphegor, Church Of Misery, Converge, The Haunted, The Melvins, Dodheimsgard, Grave, In Solitude, Therion, Karma To Burn, Malevolent Creation, Morne, My Sleeping Karma, Nasty, Orphaned Land, Raw Power, Septicflesh, Shai Hulud, Valient Thorr, The Young Gods and Your Demise. Over 100 other bands are expected to be confirmed for the festival, which will take place from June 17th-19th in the town of Clisson.

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The Crimson Armada Added To "Monument Tour"

Westerville, Ohio deathcore act The Crimson Armada has been added to the "Monument Tour" featuring headliners Miss May I. Support on the tour will now come from The Crimson Armada, Abandon All Ships, Bury Tomorrow and Sleeping with Siren. Vocalist Saud Ahmed commented by saying:

"We are so excited to be part of The Monument Tour. Miss May I have been great friends of ours and proven themselves to be an incredible band, so it is an honor to finally tour with them. We grew up in the local scene together in Ohio and touring with them is going to be a blast. We will be playing 2 new songs on this upcoming tour and are super pumped to be showcasing them alongside such a solid tour line up."

"Monument Tour" dates and cities:
10/29/2010 - The Grog Shop (Cleveland Heights, OH)
10/30/2010 - The Eagle Theater (Pontiac, MI)
10/31/2010 - Clearwater Theater (West Dundee, IL)
11/2/12010 - Black Sheep (Colorado Springs, CO)
11/3/2010 - The Complex (Salt Lake City, UT)
11/4/2010 - The Venue (Boise, ID)
11/5/2010 - El Corazon (Seattle, WA)
11/6/2010 - Hawthorne Theater (Portland, OR)
11/7/2010 - The Boardwalk (Orangevale, CA)
11/9/2010 - Jerry's Pizza (Bakersfield, CA)
11/10/2010 - Chain Reaction (Anaheim, CA)
11/11/2010 - The Key Club (West Hollywood, CA)
11/12/2010 - Soma Side Stage (San Diego, CA)
11/13/2010 - The Clubhouse (Tempe, AZ)
11/14/2010 - The Launchpad (Albuquerque, NM)
11/16/2010 - The Door (Dallas, TX)
11/17/2010 - The White Rabbit (San Antonio, TX)
11/18/2010 - Emo's (Austin, TX)
11/19/2010 - Warehouse Live (Houston, TX)
11/20/2010 - The High Ground (Metairie, LA)
11/22/2010 - The Social (Orlando, FL)
11/23/2010 - The Orpheum (Tampa, FL)
11/24/2010 - The Masquerade (Atlanta, GA)
11/26/2010 - School Of Rock (S. Hackensack, NJ)
11/27/2010 - The Studio (New York, NY)
11/28/2010 - The Church (Philadelphia, PA)
11/30/2010 - The Palladium (Worcester, MA)
12/1/2010 - Underworld (Montreal, QC)
12/2/2010 - Mavericks (Ottowa, ON)
12/3/2010 - Annex Wreckroom (Toronto, ON)
12/4/2010 - Xtreme Wheelz (Buffalo, NY)
12/5/2010 - The Attic Club (Kettering, OH)

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Every Time I Die Posts New "Shit Happens" Clip

Buffalo, New York's EVERY TIME I DIE and VANS have just posted a new episode of the “SHIT HAPPENS: THE SERIES?” In this episode, fans will witness Jordan jamming out to some Killswitch Engage, Keith showing off his coin catching tricks, merch man Bagel trying to catch a whole box of “popcorn” in his mouth, and the entire band performing a special Boys II Men set with the help of bathroom acoustics! Fans should expect even longer, funnier episodes to be included on the DVD, set for release on October 26th, 2010. The “SHIT HAPPENS: THE SERIES?” DVD will also include 30 minutes of extra footage, plus an hour of unreleased bonus material.

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Cancer Bats Posts Third Blog Online

Cancer Bats have posted the third episode of a bi-weekly video blog series entitled "Cancer Bats World Wide Wacky Webisodes!" The blogs will document Cancer Bats entire upcoming overseas touring season.

You can view the video below:

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Trent Reznor Working On "Year Zero" TV Series

It is being reported that; Nine Inch Nails frontman and founding member Trent Reznor is currently in the development stages of creating a televevison series centered around the band's 2007 studio album "Year Zero." Trent Reznor commented by saying:

"We are in pre-production with HBO and BBC to do a miniseries. It’s exciting. I probably shouldn’t say too much about it except that I understand that there’s a thousand hurdles before anything shows up in your TV listing. It’s been an interesting and very educational process and it cleared the HBO hurdle a few months ago and now we’re writing drafts back and forth. So it’s very much alive and incubating at the moment.

"BBC was the first to show interest and came on as the studio. Our writer is Daniel Knauf from ‘Carnivale’ and he’s busy with pages right now and revising the overall world Bible. It’s been an interesting collaborative effort but I’ve learned that [television development] moves at a glacial pace."

You find more information at this location.

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Skeletonwitch Posts New Music Video Online

Athens, Ohio thrash metallers Skeletonwitch has posted its new music video online. The video is for the song "Bringers Of Death" which appears on the "MetalSwim" compilation from Adult Swim.

You can view the video below:

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Hate Reveals New Album Tracklisting

Polish death metal act Hate has revealed the tracklisting for its forthcoming third studio album. The album, titled "Erebos," was recorded at Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland with producers Slawek and Wojtek Wieslawski. "Erebos" is set for release in North America in January 2011 with a European release planned for November. The album will be made available through listenable records.

The "Erebos" tracklisting is as follows:
1. Genesis
2. Lux Aeterna
3. Erebos
4. Quintessence Of Higher Suffering
5. Trinity Moons
6. Hero Cults
7. Transsubstance
8. Hexagony
9. Wrists
10. Luminous Horizon

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Nevermore To Tour Europe With Symphony X

Nevermore and Symphony X have announced dates for their co-headlining European tour. Support on the tour will come from reformed progressive metal act Psychotic Waltz.

Symphony X/Nevermore European tour dates:
Feb. 25 - Stuttgart, Germany - LKA Longhorn
Feb. 26 - Oberhausen, Germany - Turbinenhalle
Feb. 27 - Antwerp, Belgium - Hof Ter Loo
Feb. 28 - Paris, France - Elysee Montmartre
Mar. 01 - Toulouse, France - Phare
Mar. 03 - Barcelona, Spain - Apollo
Mar. 04 - Lyon, France - Transbordeur
Mar. 05 - Florence, Italy - Viper
Mar. 06 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
Mar. 07 - Milan, Italy - Magazzini Generali
Mar. 08 - Esch sur Alzette, Luxembourg - Kulturfabrik
Mar. 10 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Cvetlicarna
Mar. 11 - Munich, Germany - Backstage
Mar. 12 - Vienna, Austria - Gasometer
Mar. 13 - Würzburg, Germany - Posthalle
Mar. 14 - Bad Arolsen, Germany - Outback
Mar. 16 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
Mar. 17 - Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp
Mar. 18 - Geiselwind, Germany - Music Hall
Mar. 19 - Tilburg, The Netherlands - O13
Mar. 20 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Melkweg

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Yildun Posts New Songs Online

Connecticut technical death metallers Yildun has posted three new songs to its official myspace page. The songs "Studies In Regeneration," "Gods Reduced to Grime" and "Epilogue" are available for streaming now. The band are currently preparing their first full length album "The Seagull Flocks at Midnight" which is reportedly a concept album about "a man’s quest for immortality and the unthought-of repercussions." Yildun features 15 year old drum prodigy Matt Kaminsky.

You can check out the new songs at this location.

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Watch Nevermore Perform "Beyond Within" Live

MetalAssault.com has posted a live video of Nevermore performing their song "Beyond Within" from the "Dreaming Neon Black" album with Christine Rhoades introducing it on vocals. This was part of their gig at the Key Club in Hollywood on September 28th 2010. The video was shot by Aniruddh Andrew Bansal. Watch the video below:

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Crystal Viper Posts New Music Video Online

Polish female fronted traditional heavy metal band CRYSTAL VIPER has released a brand new music video for the song "Greed Is Blind." The song comes off the band's forthcoming studio album "Legends", which will be released on October 22 via AFM Records (in Europe) and Spiritual Beast Records (in Japan).

The music video can be viewed below:

As the title suggests, all the lyrics on "Legends" are based on the original Polish legends from the middle ages. The album was recorded and mixed at the MP Studio in Poland, with engineer Mariusz Pietka and producer Bart Gabriel. The album cover artwork, was painted by the French artist Chris Moyen, who has previously worked with SLAYER, TRIVIUM, BEHERIT and BLASPHEMY. "Legends" features additional guest appearances by Rhino (ex-MANOWAR), Stefan Kaufmann (U.D.O., ex-ACCEPT) and Sven D'Anna and Dano Boland (WIZARD).

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Marchafunebre To Release Debut Album

Chilean doom metal band MARCHAFUNEBRE has announced that they will be releasing their debut album "Hymns of the Final Holocaust" through Morbid Legion Records on November 1st. The CD contains seven tracks and clocks in around 50 minutes. View the artwork for the album here.

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Reckon With One Issues Update On Upcoming EP

Canadian thrash metal band Reckon With One has issued the following update on their new EP:

"Just a quick update about what’s going on with the EP. I have found a great artist to do the artwork for the CD. His name is Eduardo Rodriguez and he runs his own company called Inkfusion Band Merch. If the name sounds familiar it’s probably because you have seen some of his work. He has worked with bands like, SPEWGORE, PROFANER, CRIMSON SHADOWS and PANZERFAUST to name a few. So I'm hoping to get the artwork in a few weeks and will be sure to post it on all sites related to Reckon With One for all to see. I can't wait to see the final product, especially now that I’ve decided on a title for the EP. It will be called Before The Storm and it will tie in with the full length album, Tornadic, that will be worked on later this year."

"Also there is going to be a special limited edition t-shirt coming out in conjunction with the release of the EP, there will be a limited number made so keep your eyes open and grab one before they are gone."

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Tomorrow's Outlook Issues New Album Update

Tomorrow's Outlook has issued the following update regarding the progress of their new album, "34613:"

"First of all, we're so sorry for the lack of updates lately! We have been very busy putting the final touches on the album. We have also finally scheduled the mastering process for '34613.' It will happen sometimes during October, and Colin Davis from Imperial Mastering will take care of everything!"

"Right now we're only waiting for Graham Bonnet to fly back home from Japan to record the vox for the last song on our debut. It's entitled "Glass Mountain". Graham has been playing a rare live show over there called 'Voices Of Rainbow' with Joe Lynn Turner and Doogie White. After the reports I hear he's in great shape so I'm really looking forward to hear him belt out some vocals for us.." More...

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Apostasy Parts Ways With Guitarist

Guitarist Ludvig Johansson has announced his departure from the Swedish metal band band Apostasy.

Ludvig Johansson comments on his departure, "I have decided to leave the band for personal reasons. It has been a hard decision to make, and there`s no hard feelings involved. It`s been a great time and I wish all the guys in the band the best luck in their future endeavors."

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Faanefjell To Stream Entire New Album Online

Norwegian metal band Faanefjell has announced that they will be having an online release party on October 15th. According to the band this means that, "The ENTIRE new album 'Trollmarsj' will be for streaming here on our Myspace from 20.00 till 24.00 CET"

The band has also posted the music video to their song "Hedningens Time" online. Watch it below:

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Memoira Begins Work on New Album

Finnish metal band Memoira has issued the following update:

"We've been busy creating new songs for the upcoming album and we have been in talks with Nightmare Records if they would be willing to release it! But that's about all I can say for now!"

"In other news Memoira has started to work with Harjavalta/Pori based rock band called Korus! Two shows are already confirmed for the Winter! So check back for full details!"

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TotalSelfHatred Reveals New Album Tracklisting

Helsinki, Finland-based black metallers TOTALSELFHATRED have reveal the tracklisting for their new album, "Apocalypse In Your Heart," which is as follows:

1. Apocalypse
2. At War With Myself
3. A Teardrop Into Eternity
4. Ascension
5. Anything
6. Dripping Melancholy
7. Cold Room Starstained

The album will be released on CD and LP (limited edition to 500 copies). A release date is yet to be confirmed.

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Gama Bomb Comments On First US Tour

Irish thrashers GAMA BOMB have just wrapped up their "Graveyard Disturbance" headlining European tour, and are now gearing up for their first ever North American tour. The band will be kicking off the massive North American trek on October 22nd and will be teaming up with the likes of OVERKILL, FORBIDDEN, EVILE, BONDED BY BLOOD and DRI.

GAMA BOMB frontman PHILLY BYRNE looks ahead to their first American tour:

"Touring in America is one of those things that every band, every musician or bedroom rockstar dreams about. Even bands from America don't get to tour America. We're lucky enough to get the chance and are really excited about it. If any tour we've ever undertaken can be described as a great adventure, this is it. It's going to be hard, but we're hard men. It's going to be girthy, but so are we. We'll wear the appropriate hats and drink the right liquors. You get the picture. More...

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Neuraxis Comments On Upcoming Deicide Tour

Canadian tech-death metallers NEURAXIS have been tapped to support the legendary DEICIDE on the “God Is Dead- To Hell With God Tour” in February and March of next year. BELPHEGOR, BLACKGUARD and PATHOLOGY will also be on the bill. The run will kick off in Atlanta, GA on February 15th and conclude in Tempe, AZ on March 10th.

Vocalist Alex Leblanc comments, “It is a real honor to tour which such legends. I've been listening to Deicide since I was 15 years old and it influenced me a lot. It's also the perfect tour to promote our new album “Asylon”, which comes out around the same time. We can't wait to hit the states once more and play our new stuff for all the fans out there. February can't come soon enough.”

NEURAXIS’ upcoming album, “Asylon” will be released in North America on February 15th, 2011. “Asylon” was recorded at Wildsound Studio with producer Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy, The Last Felony, The Agonist.) The band is also playing Metalfest at Batisse Industrielle in Trois-Rivieres Quebec on Saturday, October 16th with Cannibal Corpse. More...

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Hour Of 13 Signs To Earache Records

North Carolina's HOUR OF 13 has announced a worldwide record deal with Earache Records. Their debut US show takes place in New York on October 16.

Guitarist and founder CHAD DAVIS commented on the deal, "We, Hour Of 13, are proud to have become part of the Earache Records legacy. The support the label has shown to a host of influential bands over the years has been essential to the growth of real, original music, and we could not be more pleased to have become one of those bands. This is a monumental step for Hour Of 13, and we're glad to have Earache on our side."

Earache will re-release the band's last album, 'THE RITUALIST', in early 2011, which will be supported by further live appearances throughout the year. Listen to HOUR OF 13's track, "Demons All Around Me", below:

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Oh, Sleeper Posts Tour Video Update Online

Oh, Sleeper has posted the following video update about their Australian tour:

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Infernaeon Films New Music Video

INFERNAEON took some time off from preparing in Floridia for their upcoming tour with GWAR, to film a video for their cover of Metallica’s, “Creeping Death.” The video was directed by Jack Ass collaborator Mike “The King Of Rock N Roll Debauchery” Busey, at his compound in Florida, which was named by Playboy Magazine as “The Wildest House In America.” The video features appearances by GWAR frontman Orderus Urungus, Penthouse Pet Jessica Walker, snakes, undead women, and pyrotechnics.

The band has also announced former INTO ETERNITY drummer, Adam Sagan, has replaced Jeremie Kling, who has rejoined THE ABSENSE. More...

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Underoath Reveals Third Layer of New Song Online

Underoath has revealed the third layer of a new song on their website. New parts will be posted every day this week, so keep checking back for more. Their new album "Ø (Disambiguation)" will be available in stores and online November 9th.

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