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Metal News for September 9, 2009

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33 news articles posted on this day.

Bison b.c. Posts Live Video of "Medication" Online

Vancouver, Canada's metal band Bison b.c. has posted a video that features various footage from their recent "Baptized In Beer" tour with Lazarus A.D., Barn Burner, and Woe Of Tyrants across Canada and the US. Fans will get a glimpse of what it's like to tour with Bison b.c. in their infamous van, the "Blue Bitch." watch the video at this location or below. More...

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Vermin Reveals New Album Details

Holland's brutal death metal band VERMIN, consisting of RON VERMUNT (guitars, backing vocals), PASCAL PAYENS (drums), WOLF JOSTEN (guitars), LAURENS OERLEMANS (vocals) and ROB DE WAARDT (bass, backing vocals), has finished the work on their second full-length album "Define : Divine."

The record, mixed and mastered by Robbert Kok at AudioVisualz in Amsterdam and successor to the band's 2006 debut CD "A Nihilistic Swarm" will be available on October 19th 2009 (World), November 2nd 2009 (UK/Eire). More...

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Nekrasov Reveals New Split Album Artwork

Nekrasov has issued the following announcement about revealing the artwork for their upcoming split with Humiliation:

"After a looooooooooooooooooooong wait, this split should be out pretty soon on NEW.SCREAM.INDUSTRIES. Here's a peek at the killer artwork by Lord Industrie Chimere Noire."

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Living Hell Posts Music Video Online

Boston's Living Hell has posted the music video for "Demonic Assault" at this location and below. Living Hell are currently set to release their new album, "Oblivion," on October 13th through Eulogy Recordings. More...

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Unearth to Tour With Hatebreed and Cannibal Corpse

Unearth has announced tour dates in support of HATEBREED and Cannibal Corpse. The band comments, "We are hitting the road again this November and December as part of the massive 'Decimation of the Nation 2' tour supporting Hatebreed! Also on the bill will be the legendary Cannibal Corpse as well as Born of Osiris and Hate Eternal. This tour will cover much of the U.S. and also trek across the North for our friends in Canada. Get psyched for what is sure to be the heaviest and most brutal tour of the year. Tix on sale now!" More...

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Within Y Announces Mini-tour with Avatar

Swedish metal band Within Y has joined up with Swedish metal band Avatar for a mini-tour of Sweden. The dates are as follows:

Nov 26 - Atmosfär - Linköping
Nov 27 - Brew House - Gothenburg
Nov 28 - Club 700 - Örebro
Dec 4 - Klubben Fryshuset - Stockholm

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Dark Haven Issues Studio Update

Brennan Kilpatrick, guitarist of California based melodic death metal band Dark Haven, has issued the following update regarding the progress of their upcoming full length album, "Fallout:"

"It's about that time again. I am sitting down next to our producer right now typing this out as he works on editing/mixing. We had a dry spell between sessions, as Pappas moved his studio location, but we are now working on the album right in our hometown which is great! We are about halfway through the editing process, and things just keep sounding better and better. We also have someone working on the artwork as we speak, and are planning for a release of the cd in mid-late October. We originally planned on it sooner, but realistically that is where we are sitting right now."

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Aeturnus Dominion Reveals New Lineup

Austrailia metal band Aeturnus Dominion has issued the following update regarding their lineup:

"Aeturnus Dominion are once again back in action and will unveil the new line up featuring Dan Barrett on vocals, Adam Minter on guitar, Jarrod Wells on drums along with stalwarts Ted Foster on guitar and Tait Kristen on bass at Samhain Hollows on October 31st at the Sando Hotel. "

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Napalm Death Posts Live Footage Online

NAPALM DEATH has posted more live footage of the concert they performed at The Lost Horizon in Syracuse, NY earlier this year. The live videos for “I Abstain” and “Time Waits For No Slave” are available for viewing at the UVTV website.

The entire 50 minute concert will be available next week on the UVTV podcast which can be subscribed to here.

"Time Waits For No Slave," the new album from NAPALM DEATH, entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 95. The CD, which was released in the U.S. on February 10 via Century Media Records, was recorded with producer Russ Russell. Drums were tracked at Parlour Studios in Kettering and guitars, bass and vocals were done at Foel Studios in Wales. The band then returned to Parlour for the mixing sessions.

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Avulsed Announces European Tour Dates

Spanish metal band AVULSED has announced the following European tour dates:

12.09 - Sevilla, Spain - Sala Q - w/ DYING and KILLEM
25.09 - Niederkruchten [GER] - Pitch Black - w/ EMETH and GRIMNESS 69
26.09 - Grosserlach [GER] - VFRR - w/ EMETH, GRIMNESS 69, and IMMORTAL RITES
27.09 - Rotterdam [HOL] - Baroeg – w/ EMETH, GRIMNESS 69, VERMIN, and THE VILE CREATION
28.09 - Antwerpen [BEL] - De Rots - w/ EMETH and GRIMNESS 69
29.09 - Berlin [GER] - K17 - w/ EMETH and GRIMNESS 69
30.09 - Wien [AUT] - Escape Metalcorner - w/ EMETH, GRIMNESS 69, ANTHAGORA, and SQUIRTOPHOBIC
01.10 - Osijek [CRO] - Mini Teatar - w/ EMETH and GRIMNESS 69
02.10 - Nitra [SVK] - Anaal Fest (Naozzay Club) - w/ EMETH, GRIMNESS 69, FLAG, and SUBURBAN TERRORIST
03.10 - Ljubljana [SVN] - Channel Zero - w/ EMETH and GRIMNESS 69
24.10 - Tenerife, Spain - Tenerife Metal Fest (Cine Teatro de los Realejos) - w/ LEO, HYBRIS, and MERIDIAN ZERO
07.11 - Las Palmas de Gran canaria, Spain - Sala Paraninfo - w/ APOSTLES OF PERVERSION
14.11 - Madrid, Spain - Sala Live! - w/ SECOND SILENCE and 13 BLEED PROMISES
04.12 - Alicante, Spain - Stereo Alicante - w/ MUERTE POR MIL CORTES
05.12 - Murcia, Spain - Stereo Murcia - w/ EXQUISITE PUS
11.12 - Zaragoza, Spain - Pub Ultimatum (antes Utopia) - w/ ATARAXY
12.12 - Barcelona, Spain - Mephisto - w/ VIDRES A LA SANG and KÖRGULL THE EXTERMINATOR

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Impetuous Ritual Completes Work On Debut Album

Australia’s brutal atmospheric death metal band IMPETUOUS RITUAL have completed work on their debut album, “Relentless Execution Of Ceremonial Excrescence.” The album will be released in December through Profound Lore Records. The tracklisting for “Relentless Execution of Ceremonial Excrescence” [cover art] is as follows:

1. Elegy
2. Convoluting Unto Despondent Anachronism
3. Coalescence Of Entropy
4. Ceremonial Disembowelment
5. Destitution
6. Inexorable Blasphemies
7. Unhallowed Ascendance Into Impurity
8. Sacrificial Paradox
9. Dirge More...

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The Red Chord Reveals New Album Details

Boston Massachusetts metal band THE RED CHORD is gearing up for the release of their fourth full length album, entitled "Fed Through the Teeth Machine," due out on October 27th in the US through Metal Blade Records.

Guitarist Mike “Gunface” McKenzie comments on the band’s new album "Fed Through the Teeth Machine," "We spent the last year working hard on this one and we're excited for everyone to finally hear it. It's a lot faster and, in my opinion, more straight forward in a structural sense. We're really happy with the great work Jonny Fay and Zeuss did too. It's not a concept record, but there are some loose conceptual elements to it: hygienic obsession, delusional compound-dwellers and Maniac Mansion. Get ready to make fun of us on the internet!" More...

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Stream Catholicon's Entire New Album

Louisiana blackened death metal band Catholicon have posted their new album “Of Ages Past” in it’s entirety on the bands official Myspace page. “Of Ages Past” is Catholicons fourth full length album and will be available in October through Negativity Records.

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Halcyon Way Parts Ways with Vocalist, Sean Shields

The Atlanta, GA based progressive metal band Halcyon Way has parted ways with singer Sean Shields due to creative differences. Taking over on vocals for the Nightmare Records recording artist is Steve Braun, known for his work with Italian progressive-metallers ASHENT, who have released two records via Lion Music.

"I'm really excited and humbled by the opportunity to jam with these guys, and I'm looking forward to help take the band to the next level on the new record," said Steve. More...

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Krallice Reveals New Album Details

Brooklyn NY’s KRALLICE have completed work on their new album “Dimensional Bleedthrough.” The tracklisting for “Dimensional Bleedthrough” [cover] is as follows:

1. Dimensional Bleedthrough
2. Autocthon
3. Aridity
4. The Mountain
5. Intraum
6. untitled
7. Monolith Of Possession

An MP3 of the title track can be heard here.

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Rob Halford Announces "Halford III - Winter Songs"

Rob Halford (Judas Priest, Fight, Halford) debuts his first holiday CD, "HALFORD III - WINTER SONGS" on his new label Metal God Records distributed globally by ADA Global / Warner Music Group, Fontana / Universal Music Group, Conveyor / Universal Music Canada and Sony Music Japan this fall.

Written, arranged and recorded during 2008 "HALFORD III - WINTER SONGS" is Rob's first solo release in more than seven years. The release includes a collection of new Halford-penned tracks plus traditional holiday favorites presented with original arrangements by HALFORD (Rob Halford - Vocals, Roy Z., - Producer / Guitarist, Metal Mike Chlasciak - Guitars, Mike Davis - Bass and Bobby Jarzombek - Drums).

The first new Halford single, "Get Into The Spirit" debuts at radio and RobHalford.com on September 29, 2009.

"Well, I've always said I wanted to produce a Christmas CD," comments Rob Halford. "The Halford band has assembled a fantastic release, and we're excited to have produced a collection of holiday tracks which all of us
have enjoyed from a very early age."

HALFORD III - WINTER SONGS debuts new Halford tracks:

Get Into The Spirit
When Christmas Comes For Everyone
Light Of The World
What Child Is This
Oh Holy Night
Come All Ye Faithful
and more

"HALFORD III - WINTER SONGS" will be released world-wide week of October 26, 2009 at your favorite retailer, e-tailer, Amazon.com, HMV.COM, BESTBUY.COM, PLAY.com, iTunes, www.HalfordMusic.com and visit MetalGodShop.com (currently running an exclusive HALFORD III - WINTER SONGS Pre-Sale).

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Crown The Lost Parts Ways With Drummer

Crown the Lost has issued the following update about parting ways with their drummer Kevin Antonacci:


"Ah, more changes. Gotta love 'em. Drummer Kevin Antonacci has left Crown the Lost in order to focus more on his schooling and other worthy activities. In Kevin's 11 months with the band, we enjoyed many a good time and wish him the best of luck in his future pursuits. Because of Kevin's departure, all future live activity is cancelled until further notice.

"On that note, we are currently holding drummer auditions. If you're a skin-basher and feel as though you're up to task, hit us up here or through email: crownthelost@hotmail.com. Serious applicants need apply along with those with the firm belief that 'Script For My Requiem' is Blind Guardian's best song. Bonaddio think it's 'Nightfall,' but I have to disagree..."

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Hellbastard Signs Record Deal With Selfmadegod

Selfmadegod Records has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with Hellbastard:

"Hellbastard formed in the UK in 1984 playing non-compromising crossover, mixing the ferocity of punk with the crunch and chops of metal and socially conscious lyrics. Hellbastard released the Natural Order record on Earache in 1990 and put out several demos, compilation tracks and remix collections. After breaking up in 1993, Hellbastard reformed in 2008 with all guns blazing! They are back in action with The Need to Kill, available on limited edition LP from the German Civilisation Records label.

"The renowned Polish label Selfmadegod Records will issue The Need to Kill on CD, as well as the newly recorded Eco-War CD EP, in late October 2009. The Need to Kill features six rerecorded Hellbastard ragers, while the six-track Eco-War release includes a track originally on the band’s 1986 demo and a Slayer cover. After completing a headlining European tour, Hellbastard is currently on tour in the U.S. with the American band Resistant Culture through September.

"More information on Hellbastard can be found at this location."

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Crystallion Updates New Album Release Date

German power metallers Crystallion have issued the following brief announcement about changing the release date for their new album "Hundred Days:"

"New release date Hundred Days: October 23rd! New song samples on myspace very soon!

"Cheers, Crystallion."

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Defiance Streaming Three New Songs Online

Defiance has issued the following announcement about streaming three new songs from their upcoming album "The Prophecy" online:

"Candlelight Records releases an E-card featuring three of the new song tracks from The Prophecy! Defiance and Candlelight records have worked together to post several songs for streaming on their websites!

"You can listen to three of the tracks at this location. You can also check out the songs on the newly redesigned Defiance website. They will also be available for streaming from the Defiance MySpace page.

"The new album from Defiance 'The Prophecy' will be release by Candlelight Records in Europe on October 19th, 2009."

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Glorior Belli Recruits New Bassist And Drummer

Glorior Belli has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new bassist and drummer:

"Summer time is now over and after a short trial of faith, Glorior Belli again shall rise!

"As always there is a change in the line up, only this time we proudly welcome two very promising American fellows, also involved in a deadly well-known project called 'Unearthly Trance'. Our comrades from New York respectively named Jay and Darren will take care of the rhythm section (understand Bass and Drums) full time. Chris (aka Alastor) and Julien (aka Infestvvs) will still handle the Guitar/Vocals duties like they used to. We all decided to let go of our nicknames for obvious reasons.

"Therefore, Glorior Belli should probably be able to give a few live shows in a while, assuming 'you' understand the logistic it now requires. Thunderdome Touring (Dan) remains our booking agency in North-America. In any case interested people should get in touch as always through our regular email: gloriorbelli [@] hotmail.com

"Also, the four of us will most likely start working on some new tunes soon, but more on that later, as good things come to whose who wait."

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Leaves' Eyes Announces New Album Chart Placement

Leaves' Eyes has issued the following statement about their new album "Njord" entering the German album charts:

"The new LEAVES’ EYES album 'Njord' has entered the German Album Charts on #30! It’s even on #24 in the Media Markt and Saturncharts! The album also reached #40 in the Top 50 Independent Album Charts and #19 in the Top 40 Rock and Metal Charts inside the UK Charts! A great success, so LEAVES’ EYES wants to say a big Thank You to all the fans for their great support!"

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Shadowside Issues New Road Report

Brazil's Shadowside has issued the following road report:

"Hello again my ‘Babies In The Dark’! FANTASTIC shows this weekend at Shakers in Cambridge, OH and The Lighthouse in Imperial, PA. Hopefully those shows are a sign of the ones to come!

"To put it simply - both gigs ROCKED. The moshing that occurred at the Lighthouse is very invigorating from my perspective. When we started out, we didn't think our music would be ‘mosh worthy’ yet the past several shows some serious slammin’ has taken place. The whole floor was bouncing and crashing as we drove through the set. It is so amazing when the fans sing the tunes with us, I still can’t believe the reactions we’ve received here in the States. From the time we hit with ‘Nation Hollow Mind’ to the final chord from Rapha’s guitar the fans have been seriously energized! Our manager informed us that we will be back in Pittsburgh at The Hard Rock Café on Sunday Sept. 20th. I'm looking forward to seeing all you guys and girls there!

"Thanks to ALL of you rockin’ metalheads that came out and jammed. More to come soon, including pics, videos and a LOT more details from both shows and the ones to come... stay tuned!"

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Zao Announces Upcoming Tour Dates

Zao has announced that they will be playing two upcoming shows in October. Support will come from The Ghost Inside, Dead In Existence, and The Great Commission. The details are as follows:

10/23 The Glasshouse (Pomona, CA) 7pm $13 adv/15 door
10/24 The Vault (Temecula, CA) 7pm $10

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Festered Streaming New Song Online

Razorback Recordings has issued the following announcement about Festered streaming a new song online titled "Cruciflesh:"

"Check out the new song 'Cruciflesh' from the upcoming debut CD on Razorback out later this Fall! Oldschool crushing DEATH!!"

"Cruciflesh" is from the band's upcoming debut album "Flesh Perversion."

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Reverend Kill Announces New Album Release Date

Reverend Kill has issued the following announcement about the release date for their upcoming album "His Blood Our Victory:"

"So September 28 the His Blood disc is going to be released on Painkiller Records. We are pumped about this. Hopefully people dig the disc and give us a chance to get to go out and play live to support it. Right now the band is hard at work on our next disc which is coming along very well. It is very much Reverend Kill but it does get a little faster and more aggressive, and it has some really cool Metal moments, I think you will enjoy. Till then grab His Blood Our Victory and Bang you're Fuckin' Heads, and tell everyone you know too as well. Then tell everyone ya wanna see us because we wanna come there"

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The Apparatus Posts Free Underground Compilation

The Apparatus has posted volume 2 of their free compilation of music for download here. The bands included in this free compilation are:

+\- (UA)
Baring Teeth (TX, USA)
Cyclamen (UK)
The Dr. Orphyus Project (NY, USA)
Exivious (NL)
Hayworth (RI, USA)
Headkase (AUS)
Hemerah (FRA)
Innerty (FRA)
Nervaxis (UK)
The Omega Experiment
The Pant Factory (TX, USA)
Reign the Absolute (RUS)
Quarter the Villain (FL, USA)

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Escape The Fate To Tour with Atreyu

Hot off a headlining slot on the Vans Warped Tour, Las Vegas' Escape The Fate, has announced they will join Hollywood Undead and Atreyu on "The Vatos Locos Tour" this fall, touring in support of their album, "This War Is Ours."

Here are the latest "The Vatos Locos Tour" dates, featuring Atreyu, Hollywood Undead and Escape The Fate:

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Dokken Appears In Norton Commercial

Dokken has become the latest hard rock veterans to appear in a commercial, as they are featured in the new commercial for Norton Internet Security 2010. You can check them out below. There are two versions of the advert, one which represents how damaging viruses can be to your computer and one which represents how effective Norton is at keeping viruses away. More...

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Epica Films New Music Video

Dutch symphonic metal outfit Epica recently travelled near Berlin to film their latest music video. The video is for the song, "Unleashed" which will appear on their forthcoming new studio album, "Design Your Universe," scheduled to be released on October 16th. Expect the video to premiere online soon.

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Satyricon Comments On Forthcoming Tour

Norwegian black metal veterans Satyricon has posted a message online regarding their forthcoming Finale In Black tour. The message reads as follows:

"The North American tour is closing in, Aalborg Metal Fest in November is confirmed and now finally, Finale In Black is good to go.

"This will be the last European tour with The Age Of Nero before we withdraw to take a well-earned break and work creatively for some time. Support will come from Shining, Negura Bunget and Dark Fortress."

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Rammstein Reveals New Album Title

German industrial metal veterans Rammstein has announced that the name of their new album will be, "Liebe Ist Für Alle Da", which is German for "Love is there for everyone." The record is scheduled to be released on October 16th through Universal Records. The band has also revealed the front cover artwork, which can be seen below.

The band are scheduled to release the first single from the album, "Pussy" on September 18th and plan to premeire the music video for the song very soon. Stay tuned for further updates. More...

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John Bush To Join Anthrax For Japan Show

American thrash metal legends Anthrax have announced that former vocalist John Bush (also of Armored Saint) will once again be fronting the band when they perform at the Loud Park Festival in Japan on October 17th. This is a good sign for all the Bush-era fans who have been awaiting a permanent return of the singer.

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