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Metal News for March 17, 2010

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41 news articles posted on this day.

Brain Drill Reveals New Album Track Listing

Santa Cruz, California based technical death metallers Brain Drill have just released the track listing for their upcoming sophomore release, "Quantum Catastrophe," which hits streets on May 11th, 2010.

The "Quantum Catastrophe" track listing is as follows:

1. Obliteration Untold
2. Beyond Bludgeoned
3. Awaiting Imminent Destruction
4. Nemesis of Neglect
5. Entity of Extinction
6. Mercy to None
7. Monumental Failure
8. Quantum Catastrophe

In preparation for the release of "Quantum Catastrophe" and the band's first music video for the album, Brain Drill has posted a new track on their MySpace page. The new track is "Beyond Bludgeoned," which the band filmed a video for back in February out in the San Joaquin Delta/Rio Vista, CA area. The video for Beyond Bludgeoned was directed by Nikko DeLuna and shot by Justin Potter. Stay tuned for when and where the video will be premiered.

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Imagika Streaming Entire New Album

California metallers Imagika are currently streaming their entire upcoming album "Portrait of a Hanged Man" online. All the songs from the album can be heard at the band's official MySpace page. "Portrait of a Hanged Man" will be released on March 19th in Europe and May 11th in North America.

The track listing for the album is as follows:

1. Scared to Death
2. The Hit
3. Keep the Wolves at Bay
4. G.H.B.
5. Portrait of a Hanged Man
6. Simple Servant
7. One Word
8. My Final Hour
9. A God No More
10. Halo of Flies

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Fear Factory Announces Another In-Store Appearance

Candlelight Records confirmed the second in-store/meet-and-greet with Fear Factory on their upcoming Revolver Presents: Fear Campaign American Tour 2010. All four members of the band will appear at Hogwild Records, located at 1824 North Main in San Antonio on Saturday, March 27th beginning at 2:00pm. The other confirmed appearance will occur at Hastings Entertainment in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Tuesday, March 23rd.

The upcoming Fear Factory tour dates are as follows:

3/22/2010 Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
3/23/2010 Sunshine Theatre - Albuquerque, NM
3/24/2010 The Black Sheep - Colorado Springs, CO
3/26/2010 House of Blues - Dallas, TX
3/27/2010 White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
3/28/2010 The Channel @ Wired Live - Houston, TX
3/30/2010 Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
3/31/2010 House of Blues - Lake Buena Vista, FL
4/01/2010 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
4/02/2010 Valarium - Knoxville, TN
4/03/2010 The Village - Little Rock, AR
4/05/2010 Aggie Theatre - Ft. Collins, CO
4/06/2010 Mesa Theatre - Grand Junction, CO
4/08/2010 Club Nokia (Revolver Golden God Awards), Los Angeles, CA
4/09/2010 Regency Center - San Francisco, C

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Escape The Fate To Release Special Edition Album

Las Vegas rockers Escape The Fate will release a deluxe edition of their album "This War Is Ours" on April 27 via Epitaph Records. The two disc collection will include the standard album with two new unreleased tracks, "Bad Blood" and "Behind The Mask," an acoustic version of "Harder Than You Know" and an unreleased remix, "This War Is Mine," by Clown of Slipknot, as well as a DVD containing an explosive new music video for "This War Is Ours (Guillotine Part II)," videos for "Something," "10 Miles Wide" and "The Flood," a world tour documentary, and a behind the music feature. A teaser trailer for the new release can be viewed below.

The track listing for the new edition will be as follows: More...

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The Alien Blakk Frontman To Release Guitar Book

Joshua Craig Podolsky, front man for The Alien Blakk, is set to release his new instructional book this month titled "Advanced Lead Guitar Concepts: Mindset & Theologies In Improvisation." Having played on dozens of top 10 recordings in the pop rock and rap/R&B genres, Podolsky took many years to pen his new book. The book comes with a play along metal CD as well as an instructional DVD for chapter reference. "Advanced Lead Guitar Concepts" focuses on the left and right brain though when you are playing music. The book is 140 pages and features manuscript and tablature as well as chapters on Sequences, Upper Structured Arpeggios, Thought Process, Mindset, and many other advanced concepts.

The Alien Blakk also issued the following statement about the instructional book:

"From his prolific solo work as a Producer, Writer, Video Game Music Composer and Author, to his prominent memberships in many influential hard rock and metal groups, Joshua Craig Podolsky of The Alien Blakk has displayed one of the most fiery creative personas and influential approaches to lead guitar playing ever. Joshua has continually affirmed his stance in the upper echelon of contemporary super guitarists with accolades that include his work with Rob Halford of Judas Priest, Xzibit, Motograter, Christina Aguilera, Coolio, Dr. Dre, Mark Hamill as well as members of Megadeth, Fear Factory, Testament, KISS, White Zombie, Whitesnake, CKY, Flotsam & Jetsam, Soulfly, Fight, Methods Of Mayhem, Black Dahlia Murder, Death and Cypress Hill to name a few. More...

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Bursting Veins Issues Band Update

Sweden's Bursting Veins has checked in with the following update about the band's activity:

"We just want to give you guys some updates on what's going on in ol' Burstingville. 1. As we told you in our most recent blog post we have just a month ago signed with Catapult Music Group and we couldn't be more happy about how they're treating us! 2. We had a meeting a few weeks ago with some people... we can't tell you much about it as of now but what we can tell you is that we're mentally excited at the moment.

"3. I know we promised you guys a video blog in our last message but due to technical difficulties it's been delayed. Do keep your hopes up though because the very second it's all done we'll post it here on myspace, on Facebook and on our Youtube channel. 4. In a week or so we will do a small photo shoot to get some up to date pictures of the line up. As you all know Maddy was replaced by Mippe almost a year ago and we still haven't got any updated pictures. As we upload the new pictures we might do some sprucing up of our myspace page as well.

"We just want you all to know that even though it doesn't show as much on the surface, Bursting Veins are pretty much boiling on the inside right now and are about to explode in you're faces in just a little while. So keep your eyes and ears open at all times, keep your luggage stored in the overhead compartment, your seat belt fastened and your chair in an upright position, because we'll soon be leaving ground."

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Immolation Reveals New Album Chart Position

New York death metallers Immolation have scanned approximately 1600 copies of their new album "Majesty and Decay" in it’s first week of release in the United States. The CD landed at position No. 29 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

"Majesty and Decay" was recorded once again at Millbrook Sound Studios in New York with longtime producer Paul Orofino. Mixing duties were handled this time by Zack Ohren. The cover art was created by Pär Olofsson. Immolation also recently wrapped the “Those Whom The Gods Detest Tour” as direct support to Nile.

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Cirrha Niva Posts Album Teaser Trailer

Dutch metallers Cirrha Niva have posted a teaser trailer online for their latest album "For Moments Never Done." The trailer can be viewed below.

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Dead Horse Trauma Announces New Tour Dates

Iowa's Dead Horse Trauma have updated their tour schedule with the following upcoming dates:

3/24 2010 UNEARTH, CARNIFEX, and more @ The Rave Milwaukee, Wisconsin
4/10 2010 w/ Junk Poet @ Headliners Ames, Iowa
5/1 2010 w/ INDEX CASE @ the House of Bricks Des Moines, Iowa
5/22 2010 Up By 1 Fairfield, Iowa
6/12 2010 South40 Bike Rally Leon, Iowa
6/26 2010 The House of Bricks Des Moines, Iowa
7/17 2010 / Verdict @ The House of Bricks Des Moines, Iowa

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Disdained Appears On Pest Records Compilation

Serbian metallers Disdained have announced their track "Ignoring The Bliss" appears on the Pest Records 10th online compilation album. The album is available as a free download at this location. The track listing is as follows:

CD 1
1. Bane (Serbia) - In A Dying World
2. Bribe (Italy) - Victim's Prostate
3. Burning Flesh (Gex-Geneva/France) - Pandemic Plague
4. Caesarum (France) - Taste Our Freedom
5. Diktatur (Euskadi/France) - Revanche
6. Disdained (Serbia) - Ignoring The Bliss
7. Exterminio (Argentina) - Mangled and Disembodied
8. Morbus (Venezuela) - Placeres Fecales
9. Mordant (Sweden) - Fall of Holiness
10. Mordeth (Brasil) - From Apes to Warlords
11. Nerocapra (Italy) - Philo
12. Nervous Impulse (Canada) - Rockstar Faggotry
13. Nyarlathotep (Spain) - Hekait et Er_Diriiksta
14. Pagan Requiem (USA) - Cross the Gate
15. Perverse Molestation (Philippines) - Plasma Cumshot
16. Prayer Of The Dying (Malta) - Memento of Decay
17. Riotor (Canada) - Riotor
18. Sadistic Gore (Brazil) - Deflowered by the Priest
19. Sanguinus (USA) - Not Even Your Shadow Will Be Remembered
20. Shredding Consequences (Mexico) - Worlderness
21. Skineater (Sweden/USA) - Dismantling
22. Svart Vold (Italy) - Fired Mark
23. Terminal War (France) - Aeon Crush
24. Tornado (Greece) - Human Race

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Dream Theater Confirmed For Summer Sonic Fest

Dream Theater have announced they will be performing at the 2010 edition of Japan's Summer Sonic festival, which takes place on August 7th in Osaka and August 8th in Tokyo. Other confirmed acts include Coheed and Cambria, 30 Seconds to Mars, The Smashing Pumpkins, Slash, The Offspring, and Nickelback. More details on the Summer Sonic festival can be found at this location.

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Eyes Of Noctum Announces New Album Release

Guitiarst Andy Kireitov of Los Angeles black metal act Eyes of Noctum has checked in with the following update about the release of a new album:

"Hey everyone! Wanted to let you know - our new record will be coming out on Tuesday, June 22nd 2010 through Morbid Rose records. We will announce the single release date soon. Also we'll post album and track titles shortly. Thank you for all of your support! Stay metal."

You can also check out sample Eyes of Noctum tracks at the band's official MySpace page.

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High On Fire Updates Tour Schedule

High on Fire has added on an additional tour date in Baltimore on April 10th, 2010. The upcoming High on Fire tour dates are as follows:

3/17 2010 ACTION! PR SXSW showcase - Mohawk Austin, Texas
3/31 2010 Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, Minnesota
4/1 2010 High Noon Saloon Madison, Wisconsin
4/2 2010 Lincoln Hall Chicago, Illinois
4/3 2010 Skully’s Music Diner Columbus
4/5 2010 123 Pleasant Street Morgantown, West Virginia
4/6 2010 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
4/7 2010 The Middle East Cambridge, Massachusetts
4/8 2010 Daniel Street Milford, Connecticut
4/9 2010 Gramercy Theatre New York, New York
4/10 2010 Sonar Baltimore, Maryland
4/11 2010 Black Cat Washington DC, Washington DC
4/13 2010 Tremont Music Hall Charlotte, North Carolina
4/14 2010 Masquerade (Atlanta) Atlanta, Georgia
4/15 2010 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, Louisiana
4/16 2010 Walter’s On Washington Houston, Texas
4/17 2010 Emo’s Austin, Texas
4/18 2010 The Loft Dallas
4/20 2010 Fox Theatre Boulder, Colorado
4/22 2010 The Clubhouse Tempe, Arizona
4/23 2010 El Rey Theatre (LA) Los Angeles, California
4/24 2010 Detroit Bar Costa Mesa, California
4/25 2010 The Casbah San Diego, California
4/27 2010 Audies Fresno, California
4/28 2010 Blue Lagoon Santa Cruz, California
4/30 2010 Nuerolox Boise, Idaho
5/1 2010 The Blvd Spokane, Washington
5/2 2010 The Nightlite Bellingham, Washington
5/4 2010 Chop Suey Seattle, Washington
5/5 2010 Dante Portland, Oregon
5/7 2010 Noctorum Eureka, California
5/8 2010 The Missing Link - Fox Theater Oakland, California

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New Svar Fra Hedensk Song Available

Japanese black metal band Svar fra hedensk has uploaded a new song and three re-recordings on their MySpace. Check the songs out at www.myspace.com/svarfrahedensk.

Svar fra hedensk will be playing at Club Candle in Shimada, Japan on April 25th.

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Epica Explains Belo Horizonte Cancellation

Epica has posted the following message explaining why the show in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, has been cancelled:

"We have received many (angry) e-mails and messages about the cancelled show in Belo Horizonte (while we were completely unaware of the situation). That is why we have asked our Brazilian booker, Paulo, what happened and why this show wasn't happening anymore. Apparently the local promotor fron Belo Horizonte refused to supply an acceptable set of backline equipment and an adequate PA-system for the show and Paulo was not able to rseolve this problem with him. Paulo tried to switch the show to a different local promotor in Belo Horizonte without success.

"We have received messages like: 'We are so disappointed with the band because we hear that you all are requiring silly things that will make the show more expensive for us! your fans...'
Be sure that we never require silly things and the only reason that we ask for a decent backline and PA us that we want to offer you, our fans, a good show. Nobody will be happy when a show sounds like shit.

"We are very disappointed as well that Paulo and the local promotor were not able to solve the problems. We play almost a 100 shows a year and normally these kind of issues get solved without any problem. Please don't blame the band for this, we only want the best for everybody and we hope to be able to play Belo Horizonte in the near future!

"The show has been replaced with a new show in Rio de Janeiro on the same date."

In other news, Epica will be playing the album "Consign to Oblivion" in its entirety at the Effenaar in Eindhoven, NL on March 21st to celebrate the album's fifth anniversary.

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Shadows Fall Posts Live "Bark At The Moon" Video

Shadows Fall has posted a video online of the band performing the Ozzy Osbourne cover "Bark at the Moon." The video clip, which can be viewed below, was shot in Toronto in March 2010 and also features Alex Skolnick of Testament.

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Shadowside To Stream Concert Online

Brazilian metallers Shadowside have issued the following update about streaming online their upcoming live show on March 20th:

"Shadowside fans eager to catch the band live in their hometown will have an amazing opportunity to check out the energy the group presents in their performances worldwide. Their headlining appearance this Saturday (March 20) at the Rock Feminino Festival in Rio Claro, Brazil, will be broadcasted live through the Cidade Livre TV website. The concert is scheduled for 9pm Brazilian time (GMT -3). To watch it, go to this location.

"Promoting the new record 'Dare to Dream,' which will be released in Europe in May/June this year, Shadowside promises a set list that will rock your computer screen and drive Heavy Metal fans crazy. The seventh festival edition celebrates International Women's Day (March 8). Bands from all over the country are on the bill, as well as expositions, workshops, lectures and a Guitar Hero championship. Event will be hosted by musician and former MTV VJ Thunderbird. More Wake up Screaming tour dates will be announced soon."

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Megadeth Announces Second Baltimore Show Tonight

Megadeth is going to play a free show tonight (Wednesday, March 17) for last night's ticketbuyers. Doors will be at 7 P.M., the show will be at 8 P.M. Ticketholders from last night's show can pick up tickets for tonight at Will Call by presenting valid ID. Check the Rams Head Live! website for details.

Dave Mustaine has issued the following update:


"Last night was a difficult night for me, Megs, and for our sold-out audience of Megadeth fans in the great city of Baltimore.

"You see, we were plagued with equipment failures, the ensuing delays getting on-stage (Axl Rose, I am NOT), and the lack of intelligence of the fan who was convinced that throwing his beverage on the console, thus ending our second attempt at taking the stage last night, was an intelligent thing to do.

"In other words, it was the end of the evening for me and for Baltimore.

"Alas, Megaman to the rescue!

"Late last night I was informed of the availability of the venue the following evening, meaning tonight, and I agreed to stay another night here in Baltimore and to try to play this venue one more time.

"If you have a ticket from last night, please check here to see how to proceed tonight.

"Thank you for your understanding, and I want to also thank the building, its staff, the security, the promoter and his staff, and most importantly . . . YOU. I will see you tonight!"

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Soilwork Begins Mixing New Album

Soilwork frontman, Björn "Speed" Strid, and guitarist, Peter Wichers, has checked in with the band's fifth studio update:

"So, here we are, back in Sweden after the worst travel experience we've ever had. We were supposed to fly from Greensboro to Newark and then connect there to Stockholm. We arrived at Greenboro and found out that our flight was delayed, only 30 minutes though. 30 minutes turned into 2 hours and we started to realize that we were gonna miss our connecting flight to Stockholm from Newark. The Continental staff told us that if we don't make it for the Stockholm flight, they would put us on a flight to Manchester UK and then fly from there to Stockholm.

"When we arrive at Newark, we see our SAS flight pass by from our seats. It's like there was a huge middle finger painted on the side of it. When we get inside the airport, the staff is telling us that our Manchester flight is delayed 3 hours, which meant that we now had a total of 6 hours layover. Tired and forcing ourselves to destroy the entire airport with our fists, Peter went to lie down and I went to the bar trying to take off the edge. It worked for some time, but I started to feel like I was gonna pass out. After 6 hours we finally got on the plane that we got degraded to (From SAS to Continental. And let me tell you, in case you didn't know already, Continental sucks ass!). We arrived to Manchester and there we had to wait for another 5 hours before our flight finally took us to Stockholm. After 30 hours of travelling.

"Now that we're here in Fascination Street studio in Örebro, Sweden, there are no limitations to the joy we feel about this album. We started mixing the first song today: 'The Thrill,' it sounds absolutely majestic!!! Jens Bogren, the mixing engineer, also has a big smile on his face and is doing a fantastic job! If you look outside, Sweden is still covered in snow, absolutely insane. We will start to mix the second song tomorrow, can't wait, gonna be hard to fall asleep... talk to you in a few days!"

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Sirenia Cancels Australian Tour

Norway's Sirenia has issued the following update about canceling all previously scheduled Australian tour dates:

"Due to circumstances beyond Sirenia's control the Australia tour with Paradise Lost has been canceled. We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused and hope to be back at a later occasion."

Just Say Rock productions also issued the following statement about the cancellation:

"Regrettably, Just Say Rock Productions has had to announce the cancellation of the Paradise Lost and Sirenia tour to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane for April 2010. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused to ticket holders. For a full refund of your ticket, please take it back to your point of purchase."

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Status Minor Posts Studio Footage

Finland's Status Minor recently entered the studio to record the band's upcoming album "Ouroboros," which is currently slated for a September release. A second studio video has been posted online of a keyboard and guitar solo on the new album. The clip can be viewed below.

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Tristania Announces European Tour

Gothic metal act Tristania will be heading out on a European tour this October with support from Asrai. The currently announced dates are as follows:

08/10/2010 (UK) LONDON /Underworld
09/10/2010 (NL) HENGELO/Metropool
10/10/2010 (NL) AMSTERDAM/Melkweg
11/10/2010 (F) PARIS/Glazart
12/10/2010 (D) STUTTGART/Die Röhre
13/10/2010 (D) FRANKFURT/Batschkapp
14/10/2010 (D) HAMBURG /Markthalle
15/10/2010 (D) GLAUCHAU/Alte Spinnerei
16/10/2010 (P) KRAKÓW/Loch Ness
17/10/2010 (SK) BRATISLAVA/Randal
19/10/2010 (CZ) PRAGUE/Exit Chmelnice
20/10/2010 (D) BERLIN /K 17
21/10/2010 (D) MUNICH/Backstage
22/10/2010 (CH) PRATTELN/Z7
23/10/2010 (B) WIEZE/Metal Female Voices Fest

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Vengeful Recruits Former Augury Bassist

Canadian metallers Vengeful have issued the following update about recruiting former Augury bassist Dominic "Forest" Lapointe:

"Hello everyone! Short post to inform that Dominic 'Forest' Lapointe has joined Vengeful. Some of you might know him for is work with bands such as: Atheretic, Barf, Quo Vadis and Augury. Vengeful is more than eager to add is talents to the band's sound and his unmistakable presence on stage.

"On that note, we just wrote our first song together and things are sounding a bit more chaotic as we never had a bass player in the room while putting new stuff together. More on that later.....We'll be hitting the stage with the new lineup soon to get the chemistry flowing a bit more before we finish composing this monster of an album we're working on. So thanks a bunch to all our supporters and friends that showed up early to catch us with Kataklysm, sorry for the sound quality but that stuff happens when you the opener. We still had a blast! Until next time checkout Immolation's and High on fire's latest releases!"

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Voodoo Six To Tour With UFO

London rockers Voodoo Six have issued the following update about an upcoming tour with UFO:

"We are really excited to announce that Voodoo Six will be supporting the legendary UFO on their forthcoming tour in April/May 2010. We are massive fans of UFO so this will be a tour to remember. We can't wait to see our amazing fans in the front row as usual. Also a reminder that the 5 Track digital EP and more information is available at this location."

The currently announced dates are as follows:


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Morphosys To Enter The Studio

German death metal act Morphosys, which recently recruited Atargatis drummer Shadrak, will be entering the Aexxys Art studio on August 23rd to record a new full-length album. The new album will be produced by Stephan Fimmers (Necrophagist). In the mean time you can hear sample Morphosys songs streaming online at the band's official MySpace page.

The current Morphosys line-up is as follows:

Chris Caravello - Vocals
Marko - Lead/Rhythm Guitar
Langi - Lead/Rhythm Guitar
Marcus - Bass Guitar
Shadrak - Session Drums

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Rotten Sound Posts New Music Online

ROTTEN SOUND has posted two tracks, "Mindkill" and "Missing Link" (NAPALM DEATH), from their forthcoming "Napalm" EP on their MySpace page. "Napalm" features three brand new ROTTEN SOUND songs and three NAPALM DEATH covers along with a bonus DVD that includes a full live set from the Obscene Extreme Festival.

The complete track listing for "Napalm" (cover art) is as follows:

1. Mindkill
2. Dead Remains
3. Brainload
4. The Kill
5. Missing Link
6. Suffer The Children

"Napalm" is set for a March 30th North American release date, April 5th internationally. More...

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Mekong Delta Reveals New Album Tracklisting

German progressive thrash metal band Mekong Delta has revealed the tracklisting to their new album, "Wanderer on the edge of time," which is as follows:

01. Intro - Concert Guitar
02. Ouverture
03. "A Certain Fool" ( Le Fou ) // Movement 1
04. Interlude 1 - Group
05. "The 5th Element" ( Le Bateleur ) // Movement 2
06. Interlude 2 - Group
07. "The Apocalypt - World In Shards" ( La Maison Dieu ) // Movement 3
08. Interlude 3 - Concert Guitar
09. "King With Broken Crown" ( Le Diable ) // Movement 4
10. Intermezzo ( Instrumental ) // Movement 5
11. Interlude 4 - Group
12. “Affection” ( L' Amoureux ) // Movement 6
13. Interlude 5 - Group
14. "Mistaken Truth" ( Le Hérétique ) // Movement 7
15. Finale

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Eden's Curse Begins Work on New Album "Trinity"

UK metal band Eden's Curse has issued the following update:

"Pete Newdeck has entered Higher Studios in Tewkesbury, England, to begin recording the drums for the third Eden's Curse album Trinity."

"The band aim to complete Trinity around the Summertime, under the tutelage of long term producer Dennis Ward, and will recording tracks such as Saints Of Tomorrow, No Holy Man, Can't Fool The Devil, Jerusalem Sleeps and a very special cover tune."

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Interment Announces Swedish Shows

Swedish death metal band Interment has announced the following Swedish shows:

Apr 02 - Maxim w/ Nachtmystium (US), Jarboe (US), In Mourning - Gävle, Sweden
Apr 29 - Sthlm Metal Walborg - Mosebacke, w/ Coercion, Blackshine, Trident, Spazmosity - Stockholm, Sweden

The tracklisting for their new album, "Into The Crypts Of Blasphemy," (cover art) is as follows:

1. Torn From The Grave
2. Stench Of Flesh
3. Sacrificial Torment
4. Dreaming In Dead
5. The Pestilence
6. Eternal Darkness
7. Night Of The Undead
8. Morbid Death
9. Where Death Will Increase

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Demonical Announces New Festival Appearances

Swedish metal band Demonical has announced the following upcoming show dates:

May 6 - FINLAND - TURKU - KLUBI w/ Deströyer 666
May 8 - FINLAND - OULU - NUCLEAR NIGHTCLUB w/ Deströyer 666

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The Prophecy 23 Signs To Massacre Records

German thrash metal band THE PROPHECY 23 has issued the following update regarding their recent signing to Massacre Records:

"STRIKE! After thrashing the underground for about years, THE PROPHECY 23 reach their first aim and sign a worldwide record deal with the famous record company MASSACRE-RECORDS! The Band is now entering the studio to record a new thrashy record, witch will be released in summer 2010."

Tobias comments, "We're proud to sign a contract with such a professional and well-established label as MASSACRE, where famous bands and legends such as King Diamond , Mercyfull Fate, Legion Of The Damned, Crematory, Eisregen, Illdisposed any many more have their home."

Dennis comments, "STRIKE! Now, that the right partner is found, it's time to THRASH 'EM DOWN, BEAT 'EM DOWN and HAMMER DOWN THE NAILS !" More...

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Gama Bomb Announces Irish Tour Dates With SSS

Irish thrashers GAMA BOMB are sure to please their home fans with the confirmation of their first ever Irish tour. GAMA BOMB will be taking Liverpool thrashers and labelmates SSS on a run of shows in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland this April.

GAMA BOMB frontman Philly Byrne comments:

"When we're busy gigging and recording everywhere else it's been easy to neglect where we come from, so we're finally going to give our patient Irish fans a chance to see us live without getting on a plane! We talked about having SSS on an Irish tour for a long time, so I'm delighted that it's finally happening. No joke, I think we're going to have a hilarious time with them."

Catch GAMA BOMB in Ireland at the following shows:

10 Apr 2010 - Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland - The Square Peg

15 April 2010 - Cork, Ireland - An Cruiscin Lan
16 April 2010 - Dublin, Ireland - The Pint
17 April 2010 - Belfast, Northern Ireland - The Speakeasy
18 April 2010 - Galway, Ireland - Kelly's

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Motorhead Announces U.K. Tour

British hard rock legends Motorhead has announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour of the United Kingdom this November in celebration of their 35th anniversary. Tickets will go on sale this friday and retail at £26 everywhere except London, where tickets will cost £32.50 The band are also expected to release a new album sometime this year.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Danko Jones Posts New Song Online

Canadian rock band Danko Jones has issued the following update:

"We are very excited to present the first single from Below The Belt! The track is called Full Of Regret and it’s available as a stream here on the Danko site."

Listen to the song below:

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Avantasia Posts New Music Video Online

AVANTASIA has posted the music video for the song "Dying For An Angel," which features guest vocals by Scorpions' singer Klaus Meine. Watch the video below:

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Monstrosity Announces Latin American Tour Dates

Florida death metal band Monstrosity has announced Latin American tour dates. Their complete tour schedule is as follows:

May 02 - Guadalajara, Mexico "Mortal Fest 2010"
July 23 - Riobamba, Ecuador
July 28 - Arequipa, Peru
July 29 - La Paz, Bolivia
Aug 01 - Talca, Chile
Aug 13 - Party San Fest - Germany
Aug 14 - Brutal Assault Fest Prague - Cz

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Otep Debuts Music Video For "Rise, Rebel, Resist"

Otep has posted a new music video for the song "Rise, Rebel, Resist" online. Watch the video below:

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The Handshake Murders Posts New Music Online

The Handshake Murders has issued the following update regarding the new songs posted online:

"As you may know, we have been working on a new record for some time now. After completing a few demo's back in January, we decided we needed to tune everyone in, to the new Handshake Murders. We posted 'MACHINATION' which will be up for a few days. "

"If you dig that: Sign-up for our mailing list and you can hear ANOTHER NEW SONG, entitled "SHE", over at our reverbNation website."

Listen to "MACHINATION" on their MySpace page.

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Guns N Roses Announces New Chile, Argentina Dates

Guns N Roses was forced to cancel their March 14th show in Rio De Janeiro at Apoteose Stadium due to the stage collapsing as a result of heavy rains. The collapse resulted in injuries from both our camp and Rio crews and a truck with part of Sebastian Bach's band's gear rolled on the trip from Sao Paulo to Rio.

In related news, the Argentina and Chile shows have new dates announced:

MAR 20th Santiago @ Movistar Arena
MAR 22nd Buenos Aires @ Estadio Velez Sarsfield

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Severed Posts New Music Video Teaser Online

New York death metal band Severed has posted a teaser of their new music video at this location. The music video is contains music from their upcoming full-length self-titled album. The video was edited by Nomar R. Rosa from Seventhwire Films.

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Periphery Signs To Roadrunner Records Australia

Periphery has announced that they have signed a deal with Roadrunner Records for release of their debut album in Australia on April 16. Pre-orders can be taken here.

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