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Metal News for March 4, 2010

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42 news articles posted on this day.


A Conversation With Annotations Of An Autopsy

Murder, mayhem, legions of darkness, and bathing in snakes. Sounds like a recipe for a blistering death metal experience, which is provided by recent Nuclear Blast addition Annotations of an Autopsy. February saw the release of the band's sophomore full-length album "Reign in Darkness," and the coming months will send the band on the road to both Europe and North America in support of the catastrophic hate as the band tries to bring civilization to its knees. A taste of the new reign of darkness can be had at the band's MySpace page. Annotations of an Autopsy guitarist Jamie Sweeny filled me in on the details of their second album and their evolution in sound from their debut release. More...

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Antichrist Streaming New Song

German metallers Antichrist are currently streaming a new song online from their recent recording sessions. The first mix of the track "Unending Cold" can be heard via Antichrist's official MySpace page. Demo versions of the other three songs they recorded, "Realm of Damnation," "Satan's Servant," and "Hails and Horns," can also be heard at the same location.

The upcoming Antichrist shows are as follows:

3/26 2010 M8 Mainz Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz
8/27 2010 Metallergrillen 2010 Katzenbach, Rheinland-Pfalz

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The Arcane Order Posts "Eruptions Of Red" Video

The Arcane Order has posted a music video online for the track "Eruptions of Red," which is off the band's 2008 Metal Blade album "In the Wake of Collisions." The video clip can be viewed below.

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Metallica Relocates Panama City Show

Metallica has issued the following statement about relocating their upcoming tour date in Panama City:

"The Panama City show moves indoors. We're having flashbacks . . . Puerto Rico, 1993 . . . wind, rain, more rain . . .shit, no show! So with that in mind, the show in Panama City on Monday, March 8 is being moved from Plaza Figali to Figali Convention Center, which is the indoor area at same complex. Our friendly meteorologists tell us that the weather there next week should be pretty wet, so we're moving inside now hoping to make it a much more pleasant experience for all of YOU. Of course if you have tickets to Plaza Figali, they will be honored at the Convention Center. And if you don't have tickets, what are you waiting for? They are available at Farmacias Metro, Extreme Planet and Hometek through Ticketplus.

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Amon Amarth Adds More U.S. Dates

Amon Amarth have added four additional dates to their upcoming North American tour. Support on the four extra dates will come from Tyr and Holy Grail. The details of the dates are as follows:

27 APR (US) RALEIGH, NC / Volume 11
28 APR (US) PITTSBURGH, PA / Mr Smalls
29 APR (US) PHILADELPHIA, PA / Theatre Of The Living Arts

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Napalm Death Adds Extra U.K. Shows

Napalm Death has added on three extra U.K. tour dates in April. Napalm Death's complete list of upcoming tour dates are as follows:

3/12 2010 HAMMERFEST Prestatyn
3/19 2010 Nirvana Club Jekatarinburg
3/21 2010 ColosseumClub Barnaul
3/22 2010 Rock City Nowosibirsk
3/24 2010 Klub People Krasnodar
3/25 2010 Podzemka Rostov na Donu
3/26 2010 XO Club Moscow
3/27 2010 Molodost Smolensk
3/28 2010 Arctica Club St. Petersburg
3/30 2010 Reactor Club Minsk
4/15 2010 Corporation - Sheffield
4/16 2010 Masque - Liverpool
4/17 2010 Fibbers - York
4/30 2010 NEUROTIC DEATHFEST Tilburg
5/5 2010 Circo Volador Mexico City, Distrito Federal
5/6 2010 Teatro Metropol Bogotá
5/8 2010 Casa del Atista Caracas
5/11 2010 Voce Lima
5/13 2010 Teatro Novedades Santiago de Chile
5/14 2010 Teatro Flores Buenos Aires
6/11 2010 Copenhell 2010 Copenhagen
7/1 2010 Theatre de la Mer Sete
7/8 2010 Eistnaflug Festival Neskaupsstad
7/23 2010 Trinacria Metal Festival Castellana Sicula (Palermo)
7/24 2010 Boulevard Rock Club Misano Adriatico (Rimini)
7/29 2010 Rock Area Festival Loreley
8/8 Heavy Festival – Folkestone
8/13 2010 BRUTAL ASSAULT FESTIVAL JAROMER - 130 KM east of Prague
8/21 2010 Rockfestival Generation Koszalin

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Paul Di'Anno Announces Chile Tour

Former Iron Maiden vocalist Paul Di'anno has announced he will be heading to Chile for a brief stint of tour dates. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

4/1 Teatro Caupolicán, Santiago, Chile
4/2 Rock and Soccer, Antofagasta, Chile
4/3 Coliseo Monumental La Tortuga, Concepcion, Chile
4/4 Arena Puerto Montt, Puerto Montt, Chile

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We Are The Fallen Sets Release Date For New Album

We Are The Fallen, the band made up of several former Evanescence members who took part in the band's break through smash album, "Fallen," will release their debut album "Tear The World Down" on May 11th, 2010. The band has already uncorked their first single, "Bury Me Alive," making it available exclusively for the digital domain in the beginning of February.

The five-some is comprised of the original members of multi-platinum trailblazing band Evanescence, guitarists Ben Moody and John LeCompt along with drummer Rocky Gray, joined by breakout American Idol finalist Carly Smithson on vocals. Acclaimed bassist Marty O'Brien (Disturbed and Static-X, among others) rounds out the band.

The group has also lined up a spring tour, their debut U.S. road trek in support of Finnish rock band H.I.M., which rolls out in later March The 28 city tour launches in Philadelphia, PA, on March 26th, crashing multiple major cities such as Boston, MA, on March 28th, Cleveland, OH, on April 1st, Chicago, IL on April 9th, Los Angeles, CA on April 23rd, and winding down in New York City on May 7th. Los Angeles bands' Dommin and Drive A will also be joining We Are The Fallen and H.I.M. on teh upcoming tour.

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Cardiac Arrest Signs To Ibex Moon Records

Chicago’s Cardiac Arrest has announced their signing to Ibex Moon Records. The band had this to say about their relationship with Ibex Moon Records, “We are humbly honored to join the ranks of the Ibex Moon Records roster. Most of us have known John for a very long time, and have the upmost respect for him. Being on a larger label run by a musician is absolutely ideal for a band like us. We’re finally ‘home,’ as they say. We collectively look forward to growing a lasting relationship with Ibex Moon Records; bringing our brand of death metal, Heart Stopping Death Rot, to the masses. You have been warned. See you on the road!”

A video trailer promoting "Haven For The Insane," due out May 25th on Ibex Moon Records, can be seen below. The band has posted a new track from "Haven For The Insane," entitled "The Blade That Reaps," on their MySpace page. More...

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Powerglove Checks In With Album and Tour Blog

Boston-based video game metal band Powerglove has checked in with the following update:

"Well it's 5 in the morning, we're leaving for a double tour in a little more than a day, I haven't packed, and i'm not going to sleep anytime soon. Thanks, Starcraft 2 Beta.

"Seriously, thanks to Andrew at Blizzard for hooking us up with Beta keys out of the blue. I never imagined my life could be ruined and made complete by a game.

"And as much as I want to play it until I starve to death, it's time to take a long break from the Motherships and Colossi to not shower or shave for two months and play metal to you guys every single day (almost) for our mutual benefit and enjoyment. We'll be playing new songs at every show for the people who have too much tetris for one lifetime (but we're still playing it!) and we'll be doing a different new track on the Sonata Arctica tour than the Hammerfall one (for the true Powerglove zealots going to both shows, thanks guys), and three new songs at our headlining shows (simply because we can). Most bands have a hard time playing new tracks at shows because the audience doesn't know them, but Powerglove does have the shamelessly imbalanced ability to play the awesome and nostalgic themes from Xmen and Transformers which will have all the excitement of new tracks but also that warm, gooey nostalgia feeling that takes you back to those Saturday mornings in front of the tv...

"Truly those were halcyon days... More...

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Iron Maiden Announces Final Frontier World Tour

Iron Maiden has announced that the forthcoming new studio album will be called "The Final Frontier" and is expected be released late summer of this year.

The announcement comes with news of a North American Tour with special guests Dream Theater to open in Dallas, Texas, on 9th June and finish in Washington D.C. on 20th July, making it Maiden's most extensive North American tour in many years.

Following these shows in USA and Canada, The Final Frontier World Tour will travel back to Europe for a few selected major festival and stadium shows with the band planning to continue to many other countries in 2011.

IMTV will return to www.ironmaiden.com to cover The Final Frontier World Tour to give fan club members an insight to the band's touring world. This exclusive footage includes regular video from the live shows, touring, band interviews, insights into the crew and what they do and much much more. The website will also feature exclusive tour diaries, exclusive photographs and anything else that helps the fans get a real insight into the dynamics of a big tour.

Confirmed dates for The Final Frontier 2010 North American Tour with Dream Theater: More...

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Suidakra Comments On Upcoming Tour

Suidakra will be making their return to the United States this coming Monday March 8th at B.B. King's in New York City. This is the first date of their North American tour with Israeli metallers Orphaned Land. The tour with Orphaned land will also be stopping in Montreal, Toronto, Chicago, and Austin, TX. Suidakra has also scheduled 3 headlining shows on the tour, one in San Francisco, one in Los Angeles, and one in Ramona, CA.

Suidakra bassist Marcus Riewaldt had the following to say about the tour: “This tour will be another great experience for Suidakra, we are 100% sure. The East Coast and Canadian shows with Orphaned Land will be interesting, because we have never played together with a band performing 'Israeli metal' It surely will be a peaceful event, albeit we will unleash our 'Celtic Wartunes' upon our fans! Haha. It’s great to be invited to SXSW in Austin, TX, too. We have heard a lot about this music festival and we are looking forward to meeting business partners we have worked with in the past and of course also some new people that we hope to work with in the future. Plus all the BBQ's!!!

"The icing on the metal cake is that we will be playing our first headlining shows on the West Coast! California has been good to us the last few times we played there, so we're expecting some awesome shows now that we'll be playing a full set!! Even though it's just a mini tour with 8 shows in two weeks, we're still covering the East Coast, Canada, Midwest, the South and the West Coast... Feel free to call the German efficiency! Haha. Just kidding... Anyway we're excited and happy to be back... See you there!”

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Vampires Everywhere! Signs To Century Media

Los Angeles based act Vampires Everywhere! have inked a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The group will issue a 2-song EP, "Lost In The Shadows," on April 13th and will be exclusively available at all 685 Hot Topic locations nationwide. The band's first full-length album will be available later this summer.

The band's video for “Immortal Love,” shot by director Scott Hansen can be viewed below.

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Mistheria To Release New Album "Dragon Fire"

Six years on from his last studio album "Messenger Of The Gods" Italian solo artist and keyboardist Mistheria is hard at work with the recording of his new 11 track neo-classical / progressive metal album entitled "Dragon Fire." The new album is set for release in the second half of 2010.

Mistheria has pulled in a number of guest vocalists for "Dragon's Fire," including vocalists John West (Artension/ex Royal Hunt), Mark Boals (ex Malmsteen), Rob Rock (Impellitteri), Lance King, and Titta Tani (Astra). Guitars come courtesy of George Bellas (Ring Of Fire, Mogg/Way), Roger Staffelbach (Artension/Angel Of Eden), Neil Zaza, and Emir Hot. The rhythm section consists of drummer John Macaluso (ARK) and bassist Dino Fiorenza.

Some working track titles for the album include "Fire & Flames," "Killing The Pain," "The Power Of One," and "Chopin Fantasy." Last week George Bellas recorded all his guitars and John Macaluso is currently in the process of tracking his drums and has just checked in with the following statement: "I just did half the tracks for Mistheria's album and it came out amazing! Over the top with heavy groove and orchestrated kicks everywhere. I've got a really fat drum sound, its like Bonham playing double bass in an orchestra. You will dig it I think!"

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Status Minor Reveals New Album Details

Status Minor entered the Studio Audio in Jyväskylä, Finland on the 16th of February to begin recording the sequel to their debut "Dialog," which was released in 2009. The man behind the sound will be Torsti Spoof. The new album "Ouroboros" release date is set for September 2010 right after which the band will embark on the Metallia Perkele 2010 tour to promote their new album all over the Europe.

Status Minor issued the following update about the album: "The band are immensely proud to announce that the visiting female singer to make an appearance on 'Ouroboros' is none other than amazing Anna Murphy of Eluveitie. She will lend her fantastic voice to the album and play the part of the female character of the 'Ouroboros' story."

A video clip from the recording sessions can be viewed below.

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Barren Earth Posts Live Footage

Live footage of Finland’s up-and-coming prog/death super group Barren Earth has surfaced online, thanks to a fan at the Helsinki Metal Meeting last month. A live video of the band performing the song, “Flicker," from their forthcoming debut full-length record "Curse of the Red River," can be seen below. The track “Jewel” from the band's 2009 debut EP, "Our Twilight," can also be seen after the jump. "Curse of the Red River" will hit stores in the US on April 6th.


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Gorod Streaming Cynic Cover Song

French metallers Gorod are currently streaming a cover of a Cynic track online. Gorod's cover version of the song "Textures," which is off Cynic's album "Focus," can be heard via the band's official MySpace page. Gorod also have the following upcoming tour dates:

3/28 2010 Paris Extreme Fest / Elysée Montmartre w/ Arch Enemy, Entombed.. Paris, Ile-de-France
4/14 0210 Le Splendid w/ Loudblast lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais
4/17 2010 L’Ampli w/ Loudblast PAU, Aquitaine
4/30 2010 RMS studios w/ Dysmorphic, Human Shred Tours(37)
5/1 2010 Neurotic Death Fest w/ Carcass, Pestilence, Dying Fetus, Immolation Tilburg(Holland)
5/23 2010 Midwest Fuckfest, Milwaukee @ The Rave MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin
5/30 2010 MARYLAND DEATHFEST w/entombed, autopsy, obituary Baltimore(USA)
6/19 2010 HELLFEST clisson
7/31 2010 Stonehenge festival w/incantation, general surgery, hacride Steenwijk (Holland)

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Cannibal Corpse Issues Tour Recap

Cannibal Corpse has checked in with the following post-tour recap:

"Last month we did a 7 show tour of Mexico and South America, we'd like to thank all of the fans who came to the shows for making it a huge success. We would also like to thank the tour organizer German Andrade and all of the local promoters for doing a great job with the tour, and also our road crew for the excellent work.

"Since a picture is worth a thousand words we'll keep this report short and instead upload some photos from the tour, some behind the scenes and some professionally shot concert photos from various cities on the tour. Check the pictures section for the album which will be posted shortly.

"Also, on a sad note, as you are no doubt all aware there has been a terrible earthquake in Chile this past Saturday. We would like to express our condolences and support to everyone in Chile, if any of you would like to help with the situation there please follow this link."

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Killswitch Engage Cancels Tonight's Tour Date

Killswitch Engage, who recently announced they would continue their tour with fill-in vocalist Phil Labonte from All That Remains, has issued the following update about canceling tonight's show in Tuscon:

"Killswitch Engage will have no choice but to cancel their upcoming performance in Tucson, Arizona on Thursday, March 4, 2010. Fill in vocalist Phil Labonte of All That Remains will absolutely need this day to rest and recover his voice from what has been a very grueling three week touring schedule in which he has been asked to perform a wealth of new material. With another three weeks of touring still to go, the band realizes that it’s crucial for Phil to get this much needed day off so that he can be at full capacity the rest of the way.

"Labonte is pinch-hitting, so to speak, for KsE’s Howard Jones, who had to leave the tour to attend to personal matters. The band wants to thank their fans in Tucson for their understanding in this matter and wants to assure them that they will make every effort to get back into Tucson as soon as possible."

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Porcupine Tree Adds More Tour Dates

Porcupine Tree has issued the following update about adding on three new tour dates:

"Three more gigs have been added to the band’s second leg American tour. They can be found at The Fillmore, Detroit, May 2nd, Mr. Smalls, Pittsburgh, May 10th, and The National Theater, Richmond May 11th. The information on ROABP tickets and other details to follow when we have them. Meanwhile another date has been added to the band's itinerary of festival appearances following the announcement they'll be one of acts will be playing at Finland’s Ruisrock Festival on July 10th."

The upcoming Porcupine Tree tour dates are as follows:

4/9 2010 Escenica Monterrey, Nuevo León
4/11 2010 Teatro Diana Guadalajara
4/13 2010 Teatro Metropolitan Mexico City
4/14 2010 Teatro Metropolitan MEXICO CITY
4/20 2010 House of Blues DALLAS
4/21 2010 House of Blues HOUSTON
4/23 2010 House of Blues ORLANDO
4/24 2010 The Fillmore MIAMI
4/25 2010 Tampa Theater Tampa, Florida
4/27 2010 Tabernacle ATLANTA
4/28 2010 Amos’s Southend CHARLOTTE
4/30 2010 Riviera CHICAGO
5/1 2010 Bogart’s CINCINNATI
5/2 2010 The Fillmore Detroit, Michigan
5/4 2010 Town Ballroom Buffalo, New York
5/6 2010 Capitole Du Quebec Quebec City, Quebec
5/7 2010 Place De Arts Montreal, Quebec
5/8 2010 Sound Academy Toronto, Ontario
5/10 2010 Mr. Smalls Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5/11 2010 The National Theater Richmond, Virginia
6/19 2010 Hurricane Festival Scheeßel, Bremen
6/20 2010 Southside Festival Tuttlingen, Baden-Württemberg
7/1 2010 Roskilde Festival
7/10 2010 Ruisrock Festival Ruissalo, Turku
10/14 2010 Royal Albert Hall LONDON

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Jack Slater Confirmed For Meh Suff! Festival

Germany's Jack Slater has been confirmed for this year's "Meh Suff!" open air festival, which is set to take place in Hüttikon, Switzerland, on September 10th and 11th, 2010. More details on the festival can be found here. The other confirmed bands are as follows:

Anaal Nathrakh (UK)
Dew-Scented (DE)
Helfahrt (DE)
Jack Slater (DE)
Koldbrann (NO)
Illdisposed (DK)
Negura Bunget (RO)
Urgehal (NO)

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Korpiklaani Changes Tour Schedule

Finland's Korpiklaani has issued the following update about changing their tour schedule due to the recent earthquakes:

"Dear fans, due to the earthquake our tour schedule had to be adjusted. We regret that not all shows are possible anymore, because we feel that you people definitely need some joy in these difficult times. The tour schedule might be adjusted again in the next days, because we are still trying to arrange some things.

"For now we can tell you that the shows in Bogota and Antofagasta are canceled. Bogota because of a changed flight schedule. We are working our asses off to get another Colombian show, and let you know as soon as possible. We are trying to move the Conception show to Cordova, and we DID move the show in Puerto Montt to Valparaiso, we will inform you about the venue soon.

"At this moment we expect the shows in Mexico, Talca (Chile) and Santiago (Chile) to take place, and the shows in Argentina and Brazil remain unchanged. We will spend a few days in Santiago, and on Wednesday 10th there will be a Meet & Greet for fans, we will keep you updated about it. Keep an eye on our Myspace, and hope to see you soon in good health. Hang in!"

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Just For Fun

Olympic Figure Skating to Metallica?

In case you missed Russia's figure skating routine set to Metallica, be sure to check it out below.

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Lacrimosa To Release 20th Anniversary Album

Swiss Gothic act Lacrimosa has issued the following update about releasing a 20th anniversary album:

"New double album will be released on May, 7th 2010! For their 20th anniversary Lacrimosa will release a new double-CD with 17 previously unreleased tracks from their 20-years band history on May 7th, including the first demos from 1990 and brand-new songs, which at present Lacrimosa are recording in the studio. Stay tuned for more information about this exciting release!"

Lacrimosa also has the following upcoming tour dates:

5/23 2010 Wave Gotik Treffen Leipzig
5/30 2010 DK Lensoveta Saint Petersburg
6/1 2010 DK ZhD Krasnodar
6/2 2010 Dom Ofitserov Rostov-On-Don
6/4 2010 1Rock Moscow
6/6 2010 ODO Samara
6/8 2010 Dvorets Molodezhi (Youth Palace) Ekaterinburg
7/18 2010 Masters Of Rock Festival Zlin

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Metallica Announces New "Big Four" Tour Dates

Metallica has issued the following update about adding on two more "Big Four" Sonisphere tour dates:

"Back with more Sonisphere dates to fill you in on . . . two of 'em to be exact. First up, Sofia, Bulgaria with the show hitting there on June 22 at Levski Stadium. Five days later we will be in Istanbul, Turkey on June 27 at F1 Park. Both shows will include the Big Four of 'Tallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax along with very special guests Heaven & Hell. There is one more Sonisphere show on the calendar . . . we'll be back here with the details shortly."

The upcoming Metallica tour dates are as follows:

3/5 2010 Estadio Mateo Flores Guatemala City, Guatemala
3/7 2010 Saprissa Stadium San Jose, Costa Rica
3/8 2010 Plaza Figali Panama City, Panama
3/10 2010 Park Simon Bolivar Bogota, Columbia
3/12 2010 La Rinconada Caracas, Venezuela
3/14 2010 Coliseo de Puerto Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico
4/13 2010 Telenor Arena Oslo, Norway
4/14 2010 Telenor Arena Oslo, Norway
4/17 2010 Riga Arena Riga, Latvia
4/18 2010 Saku Suurhall Tallinn, Estonia
4/20 2010 Siemens Arena Vilnius, Lithuania
4/21 2010 Siemens Arena Vilnius, Lithuania
4/24 2010 SK Olimpiisky Moscow, Russia
4/25 2010 SK Olimpiisky Moscow, Russia
5/11 2010 Odyssey Arena Belfast, N. Ireland
5/12 2010 Odyssey Arena Belfast, N. Ireland
5/14 2010 Puskas Ferenc Stadium Budapest, Hungary
5/16 2010 Hippodrome Zagreb, Croatia
5/18 2010 Pavilhao Atlantico Lisbon, Portugal
5/19 2010 Pavilhao Atlantico Lisbon, Portugal
5/23 2010 Halle Tony Garnier Lyon, France
6/16 2010 Sonisphere - Bemowo Airport Warsaw, Poland
6/18 2010 Sonisphere - Jonschwil Degenaupark Zurich, Switzerland
6/19 2010 Sonisphere - Mimon Airport Prague, Czech Republic
6/24 2010 Sonisphere - Terra Vibe Park Athens, Greece

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Vintage Flesh Recruits New Guitarist

New Hampshire black metal band Vintage Flesh has issued the following update about recruiting a new guitarist:

"It has been confirmed. V.F. has proudly accepted a new third member to the inner fold and we could not be more pleased with the who, the how, and the why! Our esteemed new addition is the mightiest of the mighty N.E. punk & doom plodder, Terry Savastano! Terry has made his ambitious way through some of New England's toughest metal, punk, & hardcore acts all of them well known internationally and well respected. Putting his down tuned strings and troubled vox to bands such as FreakOfNature, SuperPower, Disrupt, Warhorse, and possibly most well known as a founding member of early N.E. doomsters Grief (among others)!

"Yes Terry has weathered the good the bad and the extremely ugly sides of the extreme music scene. always staying the course and pushing forward through some of the harshest, thankless times of our tortured but beloved local scenes. Surely one of N.E. undergrounds finest! True to himself and the genres he loves, he seemed the obvious choice for our fetid and disgraceful project known as Vintage Flesh. More...

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Strychnine Added To Satanica Records Compilation

Washington metal act Strychnine has been added to the upcoming Satanica Records metal compilation. Strychnine will be adding their song "Legions of Lucifer" and a cover of Venom's "Black Metal." The currently announced track listing for the upcoming compilation is as follows:

1. Omen - Wrath of the black witchery
2. Selonath - Spero
3. Wolfherr - The blackness of night
4. Astral winter - Illustrations of death
5. Valkynaz - Stimmen von des absteigenden nebels
6. Perpetual dawn - ...Of night
7. Crescent moon - Dew
8. Hate moon - The white knight
9. Abismo - Cease to exist
10. Affliction gate - Knights
11. Avertia - The wedding
12. Buer- Nihil
13. Blackspell - Eternal winter to my soul
14. Dark theory - Darkness below
15. Dhul-qarnayn - Perdition
16. Godless - I am Satan
17. Grimacabre - Ugly within
18. Infernal moon - Crossing the footpath hell
19. Morbider - Bloodstained
20. Morgvir - Towards the black horizon
21. Naetu - Misanthropic nightmare
22. Nostra - Ame glacial
23. Noz diloar - Karriguel an ankou
24. Rever - Understand death has no use for time
25. Shrine of ammon - Shadow of a fallen angel
26. Strychnine - Black metal (venom cover)
27. Strychnine - Legions of lucifer
28. Throne of malediction - Red death
29. Wake to the mourning - Operation to enlighten the mind
30. Winterblast - The empyreal abyss
31. Azordon - Doom II
32. Necrolust - Reign Of Devil
33. Moon - Forest Samhain
34. Ophidian Forest - Pagan Pride In Hell
35. Zebulon Kosted - Dragons Blood Part I
36. Subterra Demort - Apostle Of Lucifer
37. Rotting In A Open Field - Demon Inside
38. Dechristianisierung Europas - Keiner Weint Nach Dieser Stunde
39. Super Black Object - Bathe In Black Light
40. Brutal Death Fuck - Children Of The Necronomicon

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More Bands Confirmed For Wave Gotik Treffen

Spanish metallers NahemaH are the latest act to be confirmed for the 2010 edition of the Wave Gotik Treffen festival, which will take place in Leipzig, Germany from May 21st - 24th. More info about the festival can be found here. The currently confirmed acts are as follows:

Alcest (F), Alight (I), Andrew Liles (GB), Arcana (S), Attrition (GB), Auto Auto (S), Beloved Enemy (D), Bettina Köster (D), Biomekkanik (S), Bloody, Dead & Sexy (D), Brigitte Handley & The Dark Shadows (AUS), Caspian (USA), Catastrophe Ballet (D), Chameleonsvox (GB), Christ Vs. Warhol mit Eve Ghost (USA), Cobra Killer (D), Decadence (GR) world premiere, Demented Are Go (GB), Der Fluch (D), Diary Of Dreams (D), Dr. Mark Benecke (D), Eisheilig (D) -Elegant Machinery (S), Escape With Romeo (D), Faith & The Muse (USA), Flint Glass (F), Gene Loves Jezebel (GB), Geneviéve Pasquier (D), Genitorturers (USA), Gitane Demone (USA), Hide & Seek (F), HTRK (GB), Jabberwock (F), Joe Black (GB), Joy/Disaster (F), Kommunity FK (USA), Lacrimosa (D) -Lealoo (CZ), Loell Duinn (HR), Lola Angst (D), Luxury Stranger (GB), Madre Del Vizio (D), Modulate (GB), Mona Mur & EN Esch (D/GB), Mono No Aware (D), MS Gentur (D), NAHEMAH (E), Oberer Totpunkt (D), Omega Lithium (HR), Orange Sector (D), Orgonautic (D), Phallus Dei (D), Poisonblack (FIN), Punish Yourself (F), Raum41 (D), Reaktivate (D), Revolution By Night (GB), Richard Ruin & Les Demoniaques (D), Rotersand (D), S.P.O.C.K (S), Samsas Traum (D), Schneewittchen (D), Seventh Harmonic (S/GB), Sex Gang Children (GB), Slave Republic (D), Sol Invictus (GB), The Brains (CDN), The Deep Eynde (USA) -The Essence (NL), The Klinik (B), The Lovecrave (I), The Pussybats (D), The Vision Bleak (D), The Wounded (NL), This Morn' Omina (B), Trial (D), Valravn (DK), Violet (D), X Marks The Pedwalk (D), Zeraphine (D), and Zwielicht (D).

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Separatist Announces New Guitarist

As previously reported, Tasmanian death metal act Separatist parted way with their founding guitarist David Gilbert. The search for a replacement is already over, however, and the band already has studio time booked for their second full legnth with current On Your Feet Soldier and Iciclan guitarist Mitch Golding in the fold. Here is what the band had to say about it:

"Hey all, just wanted to let you know that the search is off, we have found our new guitarist!

"After much deliberation, Separatist would like to welcome Mitch Golding (On Your Feet Soldier, Iciclan) to the fold! Mitch came to a few practices, jammed a few times with the band, and we were suitably impressed with how he went, and hence we asked him to join full time! Win? Yeah, i think so…

"So yeah, welcome Mitch! His first show with us will be on the 20th of March with Psycroptic, Taberah and Ending Atrophy, should be mega sweet!"

The band’s next gig is with the mighty Psycroptic at Hobart’s The Brisbane Hotel, before the five-piece hit the studio to record a new album. Here are the show details:

20th Mar 2010
Psycroptic @ The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart
w/ Separatist, Taberah and Ending Atrophy
Tickets available at the door 3pm, AA.

20th Mar 2010
Psycroptic @ The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart
w/ Separatist, Taberah and Ending Atrophy
Tickets available at the door 9pm.

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Demonica Posts New Music Video Online

California metal band DEMONICA has posted the music video for their new song, "Demon Class," online. The song comes off their new album, "Demonstrous," which was released on February 17th through Massacre Records. Watch the music video below:

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At War Posts New Music Video Online

US war metal band AT WAR has unveiled their music video for “Make Your Move” from their third album "Infidel." Check out the video below:

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Trivium Posts New Music Video Online

Trivium has posted their new music video for "Shattering The Skies Above" online, which is available in HD. Watch it below:

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Hate Ammo Signs To Supernova Records

Swedish metal band Hate Ammo has inked a deal with the Swedish label Supernova Records, a sub-label to Bonnier Amigo Music Group. The first Hate Ammo single "RISE UP" will be released digital the 15th of march. The release date for the full album is yet to be announced.

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Devil To Pay Welcomes Fans To Music Video Shoot

Devil To Pay has issued the following update welcoming fans to their upcoming music video shoot:

"DTP will be shooting a video this Saturday at Locals Only, 2449 E 56th St, Indianapolis. if you'd like to be an extra or know someone else who would, we're asking everyone to show up at 3pm sharp. RSVP to steve@deviltopay.net"

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Deftones Reveals New Album Tracklisting

Deftones has announced the track listing to their new album, "Diamond Eyes," which will be released on May 18th. The tracklisting is as follows:

01. Diamond Eyes
02. Royal
04. You’ve Seen the Butcher
05. Beauty School
06. Prince
07. Rocket Skates
08. Sextape
09. Risk
10. 976-EVIL
11. This Place Is Death

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Avsky Posts New Song Online

Swedish black metal band Avsky has posted the second track from their "Scorn" album, entitled "No compassion, No regrets," on their MySpace page. "Scorn" was released on March 2nd.

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Beatallica Announces American Tour Dates

Beatallica has announced the following tour dates:

04/16 - Pittsburgh PA at The Altar Bar
04/17 - Huntington WV at V Club
04/18 - Lexington KY at Cosmic Charlie's
04/19 - Washington DC at Black Cat
04/20 - TBA
04/21 - TBA
04/22 - Rockville Centre @ Vibe Lounge
04/23 - Philadelphia PA at North Star
04/24 - New York NY at The Delancey F*Bomb Party
04/25 - Harrisburg, PA @ Spy Club
04/26 - Long Island, NY @ Looney Tunes
04/27 - Brooklyn NY at Brooklyn Bowl
04/28 - Syracuse, NY @ Half Penny Pub

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Veil Of Maya Posts New Song Online

Veil Of Maya has premiered their new song “Unbreakable” from the upcoming album “[id]” on their Myspace page. The new album hits stores April 6th.

Catch the band live on The Atticus Metal Tour w/ Unearth, Stick To You Guns, The Ghost Inside at the following tour dates:

03/05 - SOMA - San Diego, California
03/06 - The Glasshouse - Pomona, California
03/08 - In The Venue - Salt Lake City, Utah
03/09 - Cervantes Ballroom - Denver, Colorado
03/11 - Ridglea Theatre - Ft. Worth, Texas
03/12 - White Rabbit - San Antonio, Texas
03/13 - Meridian - Houston, Texas
03/14 - American Legion - Pensacola, Florida
03/16 - 5 Points Music Hall - Birmingham,, Alabama
03/17 - Club Firestone - Orlando, Florida
03/18 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, Georgia
03/19 - Volume 11 - Raleigh, North Carolina
03/20 - The Hat Factory - Richmond, Virginia
03/21 - Crocodile Rock - Allentown, Pennsylvania
03/23 - The Attic - Dayton, Ohio
03/24 - The Rave - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
03/25 - Station 4 - St. Paul, Minnesota
03/26 - House of Blues - Chicago, Illinois
03/27 - Magic Stick - Detroit, Michigan
03/28 - Peabody’s - Cleveland, Ohio
03/29 - Emerson Theatre - Indianapolis, Indiana
03/30 - Northern Lights - Albany, New York
03/31 - Opera House - Toronto, Ontario
04/01 - Tulipe - Montreal, Quebec
04/02 - Imperial - Quebec City, Quebec
04/03 - Gramercy Theatre - New York, New York
04/04 - The Palladium - Worcester, Massachusetts

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Starkweather Issues New Album Update

Philadelphia's Starkweather has issued the following update:

"Deathwish releases are in the pipeline. Looks as if 'This Sheltering Night' will see light of day late April (see artwork here). The Overmars split? Well, that one will be taking a similar approach to its release as Blacklisted - No One Deserves To Be Here More Than Me."

"The splits that are in progress with Little Girl Terrorist and Thousandswilldie will, hopefully, be mixed early April. These things take time and money."

"And, finally, right? Rennie has completed vocal work on tracks by Pulling Teeth ('Generals of Darkened Hymns' which will be on a split with Irons coming out on Deathwish), Pristina ('Th e Drought' - which in addition to their vocalist, Brendan, there are appearances by Bloodlet, Hope and Suicide, Junior Bruce vocalist Scott Angelacos, Steve Austin of Today is the Day and Charles Manson), and Elodea. Other things are in the works for Concealment and a very interesting multi-vocalist project from Caina which is best described by Andy himself at this blog post." More...

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Kreator Comments on North American Tour Dates

Mille Petrozza, front man & guitarist for German thrash stalwarts KREATOR, shares an update on the band’s upcoming North American tour. The 23-date trek coincides with KREATOR’s 25th anniversary and launched yesterday March 3rd at Jaxx in West Springfield, Virginia:

“Right now we are rehearsing our new 2010 anniversary set list. There’s a lot of new stuff that we had to re-learn, some songs we haven't played in a while, plus different stuff from the last album we didn't play at shows in 2009. Thanks for the thousands of votes in our forum regarding the anniversary set list! Of course we can’t play all the requested songs in a ninety minute set, but there will definitely be some tracks that may surprise a couple of you, so be prepared!

"Looking forward to playing with our long-time friends in Voïvod again on our upcoming tour. It will take us all across North America and Canada once again. Can’t wait to see Evile, Kataklysm, Nachtmystium, Lightning Swords of Death and Lazarus A.D., as well. This will be a night of total violence, so be there!!!"

"Also, a big THANK YOU to our German fans for making Hordes Of Chaos 2009's ‘Record of the Year’ in Germany’s most important magazine - Rock Hard! Ihr seid die besten!” More...

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Periphery Posts New Song, "Light," Online

Maryland progressive metal band Periphery has posted a new song, "Light," which comes off their upcoming self-titled debut album, on their MySpace page. The song features new vocalist Spensor Sotelo. Their debut album will be released on April 20th via Sumerian Records.

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Ground Control Readies New Album, "Insanity"

Italian thrash metal band Ground Control is readying their sophomore album on Punishment 18 Records. The band's debut, entitled "Insanity," was the very first Punishment 18 Records release.

The band, whose line up has changed after the split with previous vocalist and guitarist Alessio Garavello, recorded new tracks during 2009 that give birth to their second full length.

In the meantime, check out some of Ground Control's music on their MySpace page.

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