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Metal News for September 9, 2010

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40 news articles posted on this day.

Abandon All Ships Reveals "Geeving" Tracklisting

Canadian dancecore act Abandon All Ships have revealed the tracklisting to the band's upcoming debut full length album "Geeving." "Geeving" is set to be released on October 5th, 2010 through Underground Operations/Universal Music in Canada and through Velocity Records in the United States. The cover artwork for "Geeving" is available at this location.

Here is the "Geeving" tracklisting:

1. Bro My God
2. Geeving
3. Megawacko 2.1
4. When Dreams Become Nightmares
5. Strange Love
6. Family Goretrait
7. Guardian Angel
8. Structures
9. Heaven
10. Take One Last Breath

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Gwar Doubles North American Tour Dates

Richmond, Virginia's shock thrashers Gwar have announced a long list of additional dates for thier annual North American tour. The tour kicks off on October 2nd, 2010 in Baltimore and runs until December 6th ending in Minneapolis. The long extension of the tour was due to high demand. This will be Gwar's longest North American tour in the bands history, spanning across 3 months. Support on the tour will come from punk act The Casualties, death metallers Infernaeon and Mobile Death Camp.

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Firewind Announces U.S. Mini Tour

Greek power metallers Firewind have revealed the dates for their forthcoming mini-tour of the United States. The tour will be in support of the band's upcoming studio album, titled "Days of Defiance." "Days of Defiance" is set for release on October 26th, 2010 through Century Media Records. Firewind features current Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G. Support on the tour will come from The Absence and Powerglove.

Firewind tour dates:
November 4 – Raleigh, NC - Volume 11
November 5 – West Springfield, VA - Jaxx
November 6 – New York, NY - The Gramercy
November 7 – Montreal, QC - Les Foufounes Electriques More...

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Abandon All Ships Posts "Bro My God" Online

Canadian dancecore act Abandon All Ships have posted another new song to the band's Myspace page. The song, titled "Bro My God," is to included on the band's upcoming debut full length album "Geeving" to be released through Underground Operations/Universal Music in Canada and through Velocity Records in the United States.

You can listen to the new song at this location.

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Tyr Confirms Festival Appearance

Faroe Island folk metallers Tyr have been confirmed as the next act to be taking part in the 70000 Tons of Metal crusise ship festival. 70000 Tons of Metal will sail Monday, January 24, 2011 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami, Florida to Cozumel, Mexico. 14 more bands are still to be announced.

70000 Tons of Metal confirmed line-up:
Agent Steel
Amon Amarth
Death Angel
Ensiferum
Epica
Exodus
Fear Factory
Finntroll
Forbidden
Iced Earth
Korpiklaani
Marduk
Moonspell
Obituary
Rage
Raven
Saxon
Sodom
Sonata Arctica
Swashbuckle
Testament
Trouble
Tyr
Uli Jon Roth
Unleashed
Witchburner

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Darkest Hour Announces Headlining Tour Dates

Washington, D.C. metalcore act Darkest Hour have revealed the dates for their headlining tour of North America with Veil Of Maya and Periphery. The tour will be in support of Darkest Hour's 2009 release "The Eternal Return."

Darkest Hour tour dates:
November 12 – Worcester, MA - The Palladium
November 13 – New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
November 14 – Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
November 15 – Quebec City, QC - Dagobert
November 16 – Montreal, QC - Tulipe
November 17 – Toronto, ON - Mod Club
November 18 – Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre
November 19 – Cleveland, OH - Peabody’s
November 20 – West Dundee, IL - Clearwater Theatre
November 21 – Des Moines, IA - People’s Court
November 22 – Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre
November 23 – Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
November 24 – Las Vegas, NV - Area 702
November 26 – San Diego, CA - Soma
November 27 – Pomona, CA - The Glasshouse
November 28 – San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge
November 29 – West Hollywood, CA - The Whisky
November 30 – Mesa, AZ - Nile Theatre
December 1 – Albuquerque, NM - The Launchpad
December 2 – Lubbock, TX - Tequila Jungle
December 3 – Austin, TX - Emo’s
December 4 – Dallas, TX - Trees
December 5 – Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
December 7 – St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre
December 8 – Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
December 9 – Wilmington, NC - The Soapbox
December 10 – Philadelphia, PA - Starlight Ballroom
December 11 – Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
December 12 – Richmond, VA - Hat Factory

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Mayhem Fest Posts Free Compilation and Pit Medley

The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has posted a medley of mosh pits and walls of death from this year's touring festival. Check it out below.

You can also get a FREE nine-song 2010 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Tour digital sampler, featuring Mayhem artists Rob Zombie, Lamb of God, Five Finger Death Punch, Hatebreed, Winds of Plague, 3 Inches of Blood, In This Moment, Norma Jean and Atreyu. Just download it from iTunes using code "TRPY49P33WWL" (no quotes).

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Melechesh Posts Fourth Album Trailer

Israeli black metallers Melechesh have posted the fourth video in an ongoing series to promote the band's forthcoming studio album "The Epigenesis." "The Epigenesis" is set for release on October 1st, 2010 through Nuclear Blast Records.

You can view the video below:

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Crown the Lost Posts New Song Online

“Breathe Into Emptiness,” a new song from Pittsburgh-based melodic thrash metallers Crown the Lost can be heard on the band’s Myspace page. The song comes from the group’s upcoming third album, “Cold Pestilent Hope,” which will be released in 2011 through an as-yet determined label. The album will be the first to feature new singer Leon Mallah, bassist Timothy Boyle, and drummer Argel Marchelletta, and was produced/engineered by Dave Watson at Soundscape Studios in East McKeesport, PA.

Commented guitarist/founding member David E. Gehlke, “Since this is our maiden recording voyage with not only Leon, but an entire new rhythm section, it became readily apparent that ‘Breathe’ was the right song to introduce them to the metal public. Anytime a new singer is brought in there’s a certain degree of trepidation, yet Leon squashed those concerns rather quickly. So, by our humble, yet horribly-biased perspective, this is the next logical step from our previous album, ‘Blind Faith Loyalty.’ As such, we are too enthusiastic for words as to how ‘Cold Pestilent Hope’ turned out, and we hope everyone will feel the same way upon its eventual release next year.”

Here's the “Cold Pestilent Hope” tracklisting:

1. Pray For Death
2. Separate Blood From Waste
3. Breathe Into Emptiness
4. In Defiance of Sanctity
5. Solitude and Failure
6. Eyes Without Sight
7. Bloodsoaked Serenity
8. Consumed
9. Cold Pestilent Hope
10. Forgotten and Damned
11. Inexorable

Crown the Lost’s previous album, “Blind Faith Loyalty,” was released in May of 2009 through Italy’s Cruz del Sur Music.

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Tattoos & Tequila Excerpt

Vince Neil's new book Tattoos and Tequila is out September 23. This week his website sent out an excerpt for his book of adventures. Here's a quick look and initial thoughts. More...

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Within The Ruins Announces U.S. Tour

Massachusetts metal outfit Within the Ruins has released the band's sophomore album on Victory Records, entitled "Invade." Within the Ruins will be heading out with Arsonists Get All the Girls, Ion Dissonance, And Hell Followed With, Destruction of a Rose, and Struc/tures on a full U.S. tour, presented by Malus Clothing. The dates are as follows:

10/15/10 Temacula, California @ The Vault
10/16/10 Canoga Park, California @ San Diego, California
10/17/10 San Diego, California @ Soma
10/18/10 Tucson, Arizona @ Skrappys
10/19/10 Albuquerque, New Mexico @ The Fusion Factory
10/21/10 San Antonio, Texas @ White Rabbit
10/22/10 The Woodlands, Texas @ Shadowplay Lounge
10/24/10 Waco, Texas @ Art Ambush
10/25/10 Metairie, Louisiana @ The High Ground
10/27/10 West Palm Beach, Florida @ Ground Control
10/28/10 Tampa, Florida @ The Brass Mug
10/29/10 Columbus, Georgia @ Gallery 13
10/30/10 Greenville, North Carolina @ Backdoor Skatepark
10/31/10 Springfield, Virginia @ Jaxx
11/1/10 Jermyn, Pennsylvania @ Eleanor Rigby's
11/2/10 Vineland, New Jersey @ Hanger 84
11/3/10 Howell, New Jersey @ The Dippy Dome
11/4/10 Patchogue, New York @ Club Karma
11/5/10 Albany, New York @ Bogie's
11/6/10 Manchester, New Hampshire @ Rocko's
11/7/10 Holyoke, Massachusetts @ Waterfront Tavern
11/8/10 Danbury, Connecticut @ Heirloom Arts Theatre
11/9/10 Buffalo, New York @ Broadway Joe's
11/10/10 Toledo, Ohio @ Frankie's
11/11/10 Southgate, Michigan @ The Modern Exchange
11/12/10 Bartlett, Illinois @ Local Noise
11/13/10 Jefferson, South Dakota @ Jefferson Community Center
11/14/10 St. Paul, Minnesota @ The Space
11/15/10 Wichita, Kansas @ Eagles Lodge
11/16/10 Denver, Colorado @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
11/17/10 Boise, Idaho @ The Venue
11/18/10 Seattle, Washington @ Studio Seven
11/20/10 Orangevale, California @ Club Retro

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3 Inches Of Blood Posts New Music Video

3 Inches of Blood has teamed back up with director Rick Podd (The Watcher, Hellraiser), who previously shot the “Battles and Brotherhood” video, to shoot a new clip for the track “Silent Killer.” The video has been banned by MTV for its bloody content, so the clip is now available through Bloody Disgusting, and can be viewed below.

Shane Clark (guitars) states: “The concept of the song is about an assassin, so naturally we first thought of a concept featuring an assassin going around doing what they do, but in a style that is more influenced by movies that we liked. At first we thought about a simple performance style video but we've done that a few times and this seemed like a much more entertaining thing for us and our fans. Therefore, we brainstormed a bunch of ideas with Rick Podd and thought of our own killing scenes. I wanted to get poisoned and puke blood and vomit all over the place, and after that it was all in the hands of Rick.

"I really had a good time with the acting stuff; it was great to work with Chris Valago as well. Some know him as the Heathen from Zimmer's Hole, he's the big FX banana in the Vancouver TV & Film industry, more importantly he's a good friend of mine so we got to sit and plan out the puking at great length, I'm really happy with how that turned out. As for the entire final product, I'm very happy with it, having everyone work together on something and have it turn out great is really satisfying.” More...

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Thurisaz Announces Guest Musicians

Thurisaz has issued the following update about Paul Kuhr and Thomas A.G. Jensen performing guest spots on the band's upcoming album:

"Proudly we announce Paul Kuhr from Novembers Doom (US) and Thomas A.G. Jensen from Saturnus (DK) did some excellent guest vocals on our upcoming album called 'The Cimmerian Years.' We know both Paul and Thomas from tours in Europe and The States we did in the past. It’s a real honour to have them both on our new record. Paul has one of the best and powerful grunts of the metal scene and Thomas has a voice with a lot of emotion and depth in his spoken word and grunt. Paul will appear on the song called 'Last Goodbye.' Thomas will appear on the song 'A Glance of Misperception.'"

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Robb Flynn Has Guitars Stolen

Guitarist/vocalist Robb Flynn of San Francisco Bay Area group Machine Head had his home broken into between 1:15 PM and 3:15 PM PST on September 7th, 2010. Flynn and his family were not present during the invasion, and many items were stolen from his home. These items include the guitar that Flynn recorded Machine Head's first album, "Burn My Eyes," with, a gifted guitar from late Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell, and Flynn’s son Zander’s mini Flying V; a gift he received from his family for Christmas. Other items stolen include Flynn’s wife’s jewelry, laptops, wakeboards, and cash.

"I am offering a $1,000 reward for the return of the black Ibanez Strat along with many stickers, a ‘Designated Drinker’ sticker,” announces Flynn. "Additionally, I am offering a $2,000 reward for the safe return of the blue Washburn Dimebolt prototype. An APB has been put out to every Guitar Center in Northern California and the police were able to get several fingerprints off of the two acoustics that the thieves handled, yet bizarrely left behind. Sightings of two suspicious vehicles have been reported, one a green/teal U.S.-make pickup truck, the other a white full-size work van. If anyone sees or hears of anything on Craigslist, eBay, at their guitar shop... anything, anywhere, Please contact us at mike@machinehead1.com immediately."

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Unearthly Trance Streaming Another Song Online

Unearthly Trance has posted a third track, "Into A Chasm," from the band's forthcoming album "V" online now at this location, along with the previously uploaded "The Horsemen Arrive In The Night" and "Solar Eye." The new album will be released on September 28th on CD and expanded 2xLP gatefold as well as digitally.

"V" was recorded in New York, New York at SIR studios with engineering help from Sanford Parker and Rich Tapper. The record was mastered by Collin Jordan at the Boiler Room and mixed by the band’s own Jay Newman.

Unearthly Trance also has the following upcoming tour dates: More...

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Chapter 14 Checks In With Recording Update

Chad Ackerman (Austrian Death Machine, Destroy the Runner) has checked in with the following brief update about the recording process for a new Chapter 14 album: "Bass and drums are done. Now Tanner is finishing up guitars. 1st week of October is vocals. Then you will all get to hear what we have both been working so hard on." In the mean time you can also check out current Chapter 14 songs via the band's MySpace page, including the recently uploaded cover of the Black Eyed Peas song "I Gotta Feeling."

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Mayan Signs To Nuclear Blast

Nuclear Blast has issued the following announcement about signing a record deal with Mayan:

"Mark Jansen is a musical genius, and a workaholic as well. Although Epica has been touring around the world for months, he found the time to put another band together, which he takes very seriously: MaYaN. Mark founded MaYaN together with Jack Driessen (ex AFTER FOREVER) and Frank Schiphorst, named after the wise and rich mayan culture."

"There was only one record label we wanted to sign with: Nuclear Blast, so we didn't even look for other companies to work with and we're very happy that this appreciation is mutual," Mark says and announces: "The debut album will be recorded and mixed at the end of the year 2010 and the beginning of 2011 by Sascha Paeth (who produced the former EPICA records as well). We're also stoked to announce that Jeroen Paul Thesseling (PESTILENCE, OBSCURA), known for his signature six-string fretless playing in progressive death metal, will join as permanent member on bass guitar. Also Isaac Delahaye and Arien van Weesenbeek (EPICA) will complete the line up!"

The release of the album will take place around May 2011 and the CD presentation will take place at the Paradiso in Amsterdam.

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Ozzy Announces North American Arena Tour

OZZY OSBOURNE will return to North America for a month-long arena tour launching November 12 in Victoria, BC and concluding December 12 in Minneapolis. These shows--in support of his album "Scream" (Epic Records) and latest single "Life Won’t Wait"--are part the of the in-progress 18-month world tour on which he’s earning some of the best live reviews of his career (including raves for new guitarist, Gus G). HALFORD, featuring legendary Judas Priest front man, Rob Halford, will perform on all dates. The first leg of arena dates will mark OZZY’s first headlining North American tour since 2007’s trek for his "Black Rain" album. Tickets for the Live Nation-produced tour go on sale beginning Friday, September 17.

OZZY is now on a run of acclaimed festival appearances and headlining overseas performances, including two OZZFest dates: London at O2 Arena September 18 and Tel Aviv, Israel at Heyarkon Park September 28. This overseas trek includes stops in Russia, Italy, Czech Republic, France, Denmark, Sweden, Greece, Finland, Norway, Germany, Romania and Turkey, before wrapping October 4 in Hungary. OZZY then heads to Japan (October 13, 16 and 17) before returning to the U.S. to headline the Voodoo Experience festival Halloween weekend in New Orleans, LA.

A limited number of VIP tickets are available for each show on the North American tour through two unique “Meet & Greet” packages. VIP packages go on sale Monday September 13 at 10:00 AM (local venue time) and are limited to 4 per show date for the M&G package and 8 per show date for the party package. Descriptions of the two VIP packages are as follows:

• The “Ozzy Osbourne Meet & Greet Package” is limited to 30 tickets per show and amenities include: premium seating within the first 3 rows of the stage, Meet & Greet and personal photograph with OZZY, VIP access to the exclusive pre-concert party hosted by MC Big Dave and a variety of OZZY tour-related items.

• The “Ozzy Osbourne Possessed Party Package”--available to the first 200 buyers--includes a ticket located within the first 10 rows of the stage, VIP access to the exclusive pre-concert party hosted by MC Big Dave and a variety of OZZY tour-related items.

The fall dates will coincide with the October 5 release of an expanded two-CD version of the "Scream" album. This "Tour Edition" package will feature seven bonus songs: a mix of previously unreleased tracks and live recordings. Epic will also issue a four-sided vinyl edition that includes five bonus tracks: the three aforementioned songs from the "Scream" sessions and the live version of "Let Me Hear You Scream," along with the single version of "Life Won't Wait" (the second single from "Scream").

The preliminary tour dates are as follows (with more dates TBA): More...

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Interview

Hansi Kursch Talks "At The Edge Of Time"

After 25 years of championing fantasy-themed power metal, Blind Guardian has returned with the band's latest journey "At the Edge of Time." Vocalist Hansi Kürsch took some time to explain the creation of the album and the themes behind the songs. Commenting on the influences in the album and how it fits into the Blind Guardian discography, Hansi stated "...there’s a little bit of everything. It makes the album attractive not just for Blind Guardian fans but for heavy metal fans, because it’s a pure, epic, orchestral heavy metal album." He also dropped some hints about the possibility of a new Demons & Wizards album with Jon Schaffer, and discussed the band's upcoming tour schedule. More...

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Immolation's Entire New York Show Available Online

New York death metal legends, IMMOLATION, recently played its first club show in seven years at New York City’s Webster Hall as part of the Blackened Music Series sponsored. You can stream or download the concert audio below:


Download As MP3 (right click and "Save Target As")

This link was brought to us courtesy of WNYC an NPR (National Public Radio) station.

As previously reported, IMMOLATION will headline a US tour this Fall in support of their Nuclear Blast debut, "Majesty and Decay." Joining them will be the Polish death metal tank and label mates VADER, along with ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, LECHEROUS NOCTURNE, and PATHOLOGY:

Here are the latest tour dates: More...

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Every Time I Die To Embark On "Shit Happens" Tour

Every Time I Die is set to kick off "Shit Happens: The Tour" on November 1st in New Haven, CT. The complete list of dates is as follows:

11/1 - Toad's Place New Haven, CT
11/2 - The Met Pawtucket, RI
11/3 - Webster Hall New York, NY
11/4 - The Note West Chester, PA
11/5 - Canal Club Richmond, VA
11/6 - New Brookland Tavern Columbia, SC
11/7 - Club Hell Atlanta, GA
11/8 - Culture Room Fort Lauderdale, FL
11/9 - Jack Rabbits Jacksonville, FL
11/11 - The Loft Dallas, TX
11/12 - Jake’s Lubbock, TX
11/13 - Mikey's Place Las Cruces, NM
11/14 - The Launch Pad Albuquerque, NM
11/15 - The Nile Theatre Mesa, AZ
11/16 - Area 702 Skatepark North Las Vegas, NV
11/17 - Chain Reaction Anaheim, CA
11/18 - Cedar Center Lancaster, CA
11/19 - Metro Opera House Oakland, CA
11/20 - The Boardwalk Orangevale, CA
11/23 - Marquis Theater Denver, CO
11/24 - Sokol Underground Omaha, NE
11/25 - Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN
11/26 - Subterranean Chicago, IL
11/27 - Vaudeville Mews Des Moines, IA
11/28 - Fubar St. Louis, MO
11/29- Skull Alley Louisville, KY
11/30 - Mr. Smalls Theatre Pittsburgh, PA
12/1 - School of Rock South Hackensack, NJ
12/2 - Peabody's Concert Club Cleveland, OH
12/10 - Club Millennium (All Ages) Anchorage, AK
12/11 - Chilkoot Charlie’s (21+) Anchorage, AK

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Puteraeon Announces New Guitarist

Swedish death metal act Puteraeon has checked in with the following announcement about recruiting a new guitarist:

"Puteraeon are very proud to in extreme short notice since Hasse Sörensens departure from the band present our new guitarist. He was in Swedish old school cult band Exempt and have since then played with bands like Aggro & Reclusion. Puteraeon are proud to welcome new guitarist Rune Foss into the deformed family that is the band. Now let's start rotting!"

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

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Neaera Announces Support Acts For Release Show

Neaera has checked in with the following update about the supporting acts for the band's upcoming "Forging the Eclipse" record release show:

"Hey there guys, we have just confirmed the support acts for the Forging the Eclipse record release show. The following bands will enter the pit with you guys come October 23rd:

1. Undertow
2. Der Weg Einer Freiheit
3. Heaven Dies

"Limited Hardtickets can be purchased exclusively via Green Hell or via this location. Normal tickets are available now at your local ticket sales offices and via Internet. Cheers."

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Verjnuarmu Announces New Album Details

"Lohuton," the third album from Finnish metal band Verjnuarmu, is set to be released on October 27th through Osasto-A Records. According to guitarist Viitakemies, the band has managed to make an album that "epitomizes what Verjnuarmu is all about: combination of catchy choruses, old school death metal, gloomy melodies, winding arrangements and folklore-based lyrics with the Savo dialect." The track listing for the album is as follows:

1. Turja
2. Kuvajaenen
3. Luutarha
4. Paha paemenen puvussa
5. Lohuton
6. Pirun saana
7. Ualtoen viemät
8. Korvo
9. Sysisyvän
10. Vetteinen

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The Boy Will Drown Cancels First Shows Of Tour

British act The Boy Will Drown has been forced to cancel the first few shows of the band's upcoming European tour. The band will now kick off the tour on September 30th at the Purple Turtle in London. The Boy Will Drown drummer Ed discusses the band's recent activities and the upcoming tour:

"Unfortunately we've had to cancel the start of our tour due to lack of money. Our earnings were drastically cut and we couldn't afford to do it, what with the renting of a van etc. So our tour is kicking off with Wreck Of The Minotaur in London on September 30th! Liam has been, and still is, on holiday at the moment, so the rest of us have been practicing at home and trying to get ourselves ready for our longest tour to date. I think we're all gonna be spending some of our earnings on new/more equipment. I know I'm looking forward to playing on non-broken cymbals!

"A week going up and down the country with The Bridal Procession should be ace, we're all really looking forward to playing with those guys and Heights. Galleons are on a few of the shows as well, and we've got some more tours lined up with them for next year already. I've been chatting to a few of them and they seem safe boys. Heavy drinkers and smokers by all accounts, so I suppose we'll have to be out partying every night... Oh it's a hard life ain't it, haha. More...

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Pagan's Mind Posts "United Alliance" Live Video

Pagan's Mind has uploaded a video of the band performing the song "United Alliance," which is taken from the DVD "Live Equation." The video clip can be viewed below.

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Avenged Sevenfold Changes Venue For Paris Show

Avenged Sevenfold has issued the following announcement about changing venues for the band's upcoming show in Paris:

"Due to overwhelming demand, Avenged Sevenfold in Paris is being moved to the Zenith and more tickets are being made available. If you didn’t get your tickets the first time, do not wait, tickets will not last. First come, first served. The show will still take place on November 14 and tickets purchased for Elysee Montmarte will be honored for the new venue. Get your tickets here."

The upcoming Avenged Sevenfold tour dates are as follows: More...

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European Bangover Tour Video Blog Available

A video blog from the European Bangover tour has been posted online, which can be viewed below. Skeletonwitch also commented on the video:

"The European Bangover Tour w/ Warbringer and Angelus Apatrida is in full force! Our buddy 'Mustache' Derek Ashbaugh is in tow, camera in hand, documenting the insanity! Check out the first video blog here. We hope you enjoy it. More coming soon."

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Svart Crown Signs To Listenable Records

Svart Crown has issued the following announcement about inking a record deal with Listenable Records:

"Svart Crown is extremely proud to announce that we have signed with the french label : Listenable Records. Our new album will be titled 'Witnessing The Fall' and will be out the 25th of October. A new song will be posted soon as possible on this page! Remember that we are touring in Europe with Shining and Enthroned. A new area begins..."

You can also catch Svart Crown live on the following dates: More...

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Teratism Checks In With Band Update

U.S. black metal act Teratism has checked in with the following update about the band's activity:

"Currently in production through Negativity Records is a split 7" with Kult ov Azazel. This release will be limited to 666 copies on gatefold and colored vinyl and is expected in the coming months. Following soon after will be a Teratism MLP featuring tracks recorded during 2009. The band collectively agrees this material is the most demonic manifestation to date. News of this release will be announced as warranted.

"An interview conducted with Teratism members has recently been published by Nocturnal Hall Webzine. This testimony of diabolism can be found at this location."

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Amaranthe Announces One-Off Show With Jorn

Amaranthe has issued the following update about performing a one-off show with Jorn in Gothenburg:

"Amaranthe are proud to announce that they will do a special one-off show with JORN, fronted by heavy metal legend Jörn Lande, in their hometown of Gothenburg on September 25! This will be the last show before they enter the studio a few days later, so it will be quite a special night, and the last show for a while! Come out there and rock with us!"

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The Separation Uploads New Song

The Separation has issued the following brief statement about uploading a new song from the band's upcoming EP: "Here is the second track of our EP countdown! The EP will be available as a free download from the release date. This track is called Eighteen! We hope you enjoy it!" The track can be found in the video clip below.

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Cough Streaming New Song Online

Cough has debuted the first preview track "Crooked Spine" off the band's Relapse debut "Ritual Abuse" online now via the Cough MySpace page. "Ritual Abuse," the follow-up album to "Sigillum Luciferri," was recorded by Sanford Parker at Volume Studios in Chicago, IL and is set for an October 26th North American release date.

Cough recently commented on the new album: "Ritual Abuse is the result of all the shit and suffering we put ourselves through to continue to write this music. Hopefully you all feel as miserable listening to it as we did creating it."

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Mortal Infinity Announces New Live Shows

German thrashers Mortal Infinity have updated their tour schedule with the following upcoming dates:

9/17 2010 Postsaal w/ Dissonant (Reunion Show), Battlecreek Trostberg, Chiemgau O, GERMANY
10/8 2010 Salettl Altötting w/ Predatory Violence, Zodiac Ass, Altötting, Bayern, GERMANY
11/5 2010 Thrash Is Back Tour Gum Burghausen w/ Indicator, Tragic Cause Burghausen, Bayern, GERMANY
11/6 2010 Thrash Is Back Tour JUZ Quierschied w/ Indicator, Tragic Cause QUIERSCHIED, Saarland, GERMANY
11/13 2010 Schenkerhalle Waldkraiburg Waldkraiburg, Bayern, GERMANY

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Nocturnal Graves Calls It Quits

Victorian black/death band Nocturnal Graves has announced their break up with the short message below:

As Above… So Below
NOCTURNAL GRAVES – R E S T – I N – D E A T H!!!
We have answered our own spiritual callings to pursue other music/artistic endeavours.
So it is Done.

You can still check out some of Nocturnal Graves' music on their MySpace player.

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Secrets Of The Moon Checks In With Band Update

Germany's Secrets of the Moon has checked in with the following FAQ about the band's recent and upcoming activity:

"YES, we will most probably play 'Them Bones' live at the Finland shows with a special guest on vocals. Thanks for the great response to our version of this classic song. YES, 'Shepherd' is indeed a bow to 'Planet Caravan' by Black Sabbath. But we do think it's not a rip-off.

"YES, there will be more European shows coming early next year. At the moment all members of the band are busy with other projects though. YES, there will be seven songs on 'Seven Bells.' NO, 'Moonstruck' is not a Moonblood cover song."

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Mike Portnoy Asks Fans Not To Blame A7X

Yesterday, 25 year drummer Mike Portnoy announced his decision to leave Dream Theater, and the band then also issued a statement regarding Portnoy's departure. Portnoy's Facebook has since been updated with the following brief statement asking fans not to blame the break on his recent involvement with Avenged Sevenfold after the death of the band's drummer James "The Rev" Sullivan:

"I BEG of the fans to please NOT hold A7X responsible for MY decision...they are just as shocked as you guys..I had been contemplating this and desiring a 'break' (not split) as long ago as last year...everything else is fully explained in the press release...thank you all for your support and understanding...this is the hardest thing I've ever done..."

Additional details on Mike Portnoy's future musical projects will be announced as they are made available.

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System Divide Streaming Entire New Album Online

UPDATE: The pre-release stream period has ended. You can now order the album from Metal Blade or a number of online and retail stores.

System Divide's new album, "The Conscious Sedation," is set for release on September 14th, 2010 through Metal Blade Records. The album was mixed by the legendary James Murphy (Testament, Obituary, Death, etc.)

System Divide has members hailing from Israel, Belgium and the United States, featuring Sven De Caluwe (Aborted), Miri Milman, Michael Wilson (ex-Abigail Williams), Cole Martinez (ex-Years of Fire, Antenora), Andrew Lenthe (Antenora), and Mike Heller (Malignancy).

From now until its release, you can stream "The Conscious Sedation" in its entirety exclusively here on Metalunderground.com. Check it out in the player below. If you like what you hear, you can pre-order the album or album and shirt bundles here.

Once again, here's "The Conscious Sedation" tracklisting:

1. Vagaries Of Perception
2. An Intoxicating Affair
3. Echoes
4. The Apex Doctrine
5. Lethargy
6. (N)Ether
7. Hollow
8. Purity In Imperfection
9. Repent/Forget
10. The Conscious Sedation
11. Stagnant Progression

The band recently released their first music video off "The Conscious Sedation" online. The video was for the track "The Apex Doctrine."

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Heidevolk Comments On Upcoming Tour

Dutch pagan folk metallers Heidevolk have checked in with the following comments about the band's upcoming European tour dates:

"Follow Heidevolk on Heidenfest 2010. It is about to begin, the Heidenfest tour 2010! Along with Twilight of the Gods, Ensiferum, Equilibrium and Swashbuckle, Heidevolk will travel through 13 European countries to play 24 shows.

"Besides going to one of the 24 gigs you can follow Heidevolk on the web during the whole tour. The metal e-zine Sounds2Move.de presents you the official Heidevolk tour diary which will be updated daily during the tour. On top of that there will be live tweets on Twitter @Heidevolk and the official MySpace will be updated daily with new pictures of band, fans and crowd."

You can catch Heidevolk live on the following dates: More...

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Severed Posts Music Video for "My Warning" Online

New York City metal band Severed has posted the music video for their song "My Warning" online. The track comes off their latest self titled album. The video was done by A Smutlife Productions and directed by Alex Starr. Watch the video below:

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