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Metal News for April 3, 2010

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35 news articles posted on this day.

Torture Squad Re-records "The Unholy Spell"

Drummer Amilcar Christófaro of the Brazil metal band Torture Squad has issued the following update

"The band re-recorded the title track from their third album 'The Unholy Spell' released in 2001 which is gonna be included as bonus track on the upcoming album 'Aequilibrium.'"

"The idea came out cause we'd like to promote our old materials to our fans outside Brazil. Many people there only know about Pandemonium album on and this track shall make people be more interested into the band's discography besides the new album."

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Devil to Pay Posts New Music Video Online

Devil to Pay has released a music video for the song "Megistotherium." The single is from their latest release, "HEAVILY EVER AFTER" on Lax Wax Records. The video was produced with Indianapolis based mediumFUSION creative group and directed by Janik Stevens. Watch the video below:

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Elvenking Members Collaborate with Trick or Treat

Elvenking has issued the following update:

"The band is still in the studio... drums, bass and guitars are all done, these days Damna is recording the vocals, he's gone through 8 songs already, 3 are missing. In the next days the band will start to post a Studio Blog where you'll get the chance to have more details and some cool pics."

"In other news, Damna and Lethien were happy to collaborate with Italian band TRICK OR TREAT in a very funny project! Here's the link to a song they've recorded together a metal version of the Italian anime song 'David Gnomo.'" More...

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Killem Posts Music Video For "Spiral" Online

Killem has posted a music video for their song "Spiral" online. Watch it below:

The band comments on the video"Directed by Alvaro Gómez for TBO Audiovisual and shot in an abandoned military complex in a Seville suburb, SPIRAL is the first videoclip coming from the album REFLECTIONS OF DECLINE, due to release on April 30. Stay tuned for the 'Making of,' coming very soon!"

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A Doom Working On New Album

Korean gothic act A Doom has issued the following update about working on a second album:

"A doom now goes into work for the 2nd album. It will be expanded in style, tightened in sounds, and darker than the 1st album. As Pain is the only member for now, he will do all the recordings himself, but is open for new members. We hope all fans of a doom patiently wait for the next step in journey into the ultimate Darkness. Deeper than the Abyss.... darker than the Black...."

You can check out A Doom's music at the band's MySpace page.

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Ravage Filming Music Video For "Grapes of Wrath"

Boston thrash metal band Ravage has issued the following update:

"Things have been kind of quiet for Ravage lately. We had to cancel our hometown gig due to unforeseen circumstances but things are slowly coming together again as we prepare to go out to New Mexico for Thrashmageddon 2 on May 1st in Albuquerque and we have begun putting together the material for the next album."

"Tomorrow (Thursday April 1st) we have a special "April Fools" gig at Ralph's Diner in Worcester MA. It is a Metal Thursdays show and the weather will finally be decent, so we hope to see you all there."

"We will also be finishing up the unreleased video for 'Grapes Of Wrath' which has sat on the shelf for a while now, and we hope to release that some time soon."

"We have a couple of copies left of the Running Wild Tribute album and 'The End Of Tomorrow' album as well as the 'Spectral Rider' and 'Freedom Fighter' releases. If anyone needs a CD or a T-shirt, email us at swwrproductions@gmail.com"

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Blasphemophagher Signs To Despise The Sun Records

Italian metal band Blasphemophagher has announced their signing to Despise The Sun Records. The label will be releasing a compilation CD containing the band's first demo and live tape. The Cd will feawture new atomic remixed and new artwork by Chris Moyen.

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Enforcer Reveals New Album, "Diamonds," Artwork

Swedish heavy metal sensations ENFORCER have revealed the cover art for their new album, "DIAMONDS," due to be released in Europe by Earache Records on May 24th and the rest of the world by Heavy Artillery Records on May 25th.

View the cover art for "DIAMONDS" at this location.

ENFORCER singer OLOF WIKSTRAND comments, "Diamonds in some way refers to that we're seeing things in a little bigger perspective, or at least we think we do, haha. To me the word sounds majestic in some strange way, and that's what I like about it too."

"It was a bit dared, but also very natural for us to put ourselves on the cover. That was actually the first thing we agreed on concerning the artwork. The idea with us holding the diamond just came to us when we put one and two together." More...

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Arch Enemy Posts French Tour Recap

Arch Enemy vocalist Angela Gossow has checked in with the following recap of the band's tour dates in France:

"We had an incredible time in Lille, Paris, Lyon, Strasbourg and Luxembourg! It was really nice to visit new cities and meet new fans at the shows and at all the meet'n'greets. Check out the pictures from the shows and fan meetings at this location!

"We will continue to explore new cities and countries as you know..This year will take us to the Faroe islands, The Maldives, Poland, Slovenia, Norway, Finland. Next on is the our little UK Tour run, backed up by Sabbat, Enslaved and Chthonic! Will be crushing as hell! See you all hopefully very soon @ one of our upcoming shows!"

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Atrocity Issues Studio Update

ATROCITY guitarist Thorsten Bauer comments on the recordings at Mastersound Studio of the new album featuring Yasmin, "Recording this album was an adventure and a lot of fun at the same time. To create a kind of "Ethno Metal" sound, I used some pretty exotic lute and sitar tunings on the accoustic guitar in combination with the wellknown heavy guitar power ATROCITY usually stands for. These two different streams of guitar styles and sounds melt together in a pretty exciting way on the new album. In addition to that, 12 string guitars and flamenco fingerpicked guitars give this new ATROCITY record a handmade, unique and unheard sound and thrilling atmosphere. I am very satisfied with the outcome of this album and I think it will be one of the most creative and colourful albums of our career so far."

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Dew-Scented Reveals New Album Artwork

German thrash metallers DEW-SCENTED are proud to reveal the front cover artwork for their new album "Invocation," to be released May 25th by Prosthetic Records in North America, and on the previous day in Europe by Metal Blade. The artwork was created by the band’s long-term collaborator Björn and can be viewed here.

Vocalist Leif Jensen comments: “We were lucky to work with Björn /Killustrations again and he did an amazing job on this one, nailing down an apocalyptic artwork that fits perfectly to our style as well as the concept/vibe of "Invocation." Total Thrash! We have been working with Killustrations non-stop for all our albums and merchandising matters since 2003’s release ‚Impact’ and are once more very proud of the final results!”

The tracklisting is as follows:

01. Downfall (Instrumental)
02. Arise From Decay
03. The Invocation
04. Have No Mercy On Us
05. Artificial Life
06. Condemnation
07. Totem (Instrumental)
08. Torn To Shreds
09. Revel In Contempt
10. A Critical Mass
11. Global Hysteria
12. Slaves Of Consent

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Fan-Filmed Footage Of Assassin Show Posted Online

Fan-filmed video footage has been posted online of German thrashers Assassin performing in Osaka, Japan. The first clip can be viewed below and the second can be found after the jump.


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Lineup Announced For Armageddon Festival

Poland's Azarath is the latest act to be confirmed for London's Armageddon festival, which takes place from June 4th - 5th, 2010 at the Relentless Garage. More information on the festival can be found at this location.

The currently confirmed lineup for the festival is as follows: Nifelheim, Repugnant, Vomitor, Craven Idol, Funeral Throne, Von, Watain, The Devil's Blood, Azarath, Necro Ritual, and Sacrilegious Impalement.

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Crionics Recruits Session Drummer For Tour

Poland's Crionics has issued the following update about recruiting a session drummer for their tour with Rotting Christ:

"Crionics to be joined by session drummer for the tour with Rotting Christ! James Stewart of the UK’s band Divine Chaos will join Crionics as a session drummer for the band’s upcoming tour with Rotting Christ. It’s due to the fact that Paul – Crionics’ regular drummer – will at the same time be touring the US with Vader. The Polish leg of 'AEALO Tour 2010' Crionics is going to take part in will kick off on the 15th of April and roll over 11 biggest cities in Poland."

Crionics has the following upcoming tour dates:

4/15 2010 Aealo Tour 2010 BIALYSTOK - Gwint
4/16 2010 Aealo Tour 2010 LUBLIN - Graffiti
4/17 2010 Aealo Tour 2010 RZESZÓW - Pod Palma
4/18 2010 Aealo Tour 2010 KRAKÓW - Loch Ness
4/19 2010 Aealo Tour 2010 KATOWICE - Mega Club
4/20 2010 Aealo Tour 2010 WROCLAW - Madness
4/21 2010 Aealo Tour 2010 LÓDZ - Dekompresja
4/22 2010 Aealo Tour 2010 BYDGOSZCZ - Estrada
4/23 2010 Aealo Tour 2010 SZCZECIN - Slowianin
4/24 2010 Aealo Tour 2010 GDYNIA - Ucho
4/25 2010 Aealo Tour 2010 POZNAN - Blue Note

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Crypticus Posts Studio Footage

Denver based death metal act Crypticus has posted a video online of the band's time in the recording studio, which can be viewed below.

CRYPTICUS 2010 - Work In Progress #1

CRYPTICUS | MySpace Music Videos

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Dark Tranquillity Updates Tour Schedule

Swedish melodic death metallers Dark Tranquillity have updated their tour schedule with the following U.S. and European dates:

5/1 2010 RESERVOIR ROCK’S II Tunis
5/11 2010 Volume 11 tavern Raleigh, North Carolina
5/12 2010 Jaxx West Springfield, Virginia
5/13 2010 Trocadero Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
6/19 2010 Metaltown Gothenburg
7/4 2010 With Full Force
7/8 2010 Getaway Rock Festival Gävle
7/17 2010 Tivolirock Kristianstad
8/19 2010 Summer breeze festival Dinkelsbühl
9/23 2010 Gruenspan Hamburg
9/24 2010 Conne Island Leipzig
9/25 2010 Sputnikhalle Muenster
9/26 2010 Essigfabrik Cologne
9/27 2010 O13 Tilburg
9/28 2010 Underworld London
9/29 2010 Biebob Vosselaar
9/30 2010 Trabendo Paris More...

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Devar Checks In With New Road Report

Norwegian metallers Devar have checked in from their current tour with the following road report:

"We've played Amsterdam. Wow! To get our gear to the venue, we had to load all of it from our hanger onto Whorrid's camper, walk across town, and wait for the camper to find its way. And the same routine afterwards. Tiny venue, crap sound on stage, but reports say that we still kicked ass. Wish we could have gotten to see some of the city, but there's always next time. Antwerpen was great, though. Great venue, cool audience and fantastic beer.

"Eindhoven was a technical nightmare. Otto and Aadlands pedals stopped working, while Odlands guitar decided not to work anymore. We fought on, though, and did our part to rock the Rambler. After a nice day off in Rottedam, we just played a great gig at the fantastic venue Baroeg. Great crowd, nice and big stage, and the crew working here has been amazing to us. Hope to come back another time. Tomorrow - Terneuzen, then our homecoming shows in Bergen. Check them out if you can."

The upcoming Devar tour dates are as follows:

4/4 2010 De Pit Terneuzen, Netherlands
4/9 2010 Club Bizarre Bergen, Norway
4/10 2010 Garage Bergen, Norwa

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Down Checks In With New "Fan Appreciation" Update

Down has posted two new live video clips online, which can be viewed below. The band has also checked in with the following update:

"Down fan appreciation April 2010! Well, not much to say about the DVD not reaching the shelves on March 23. We'll be sure to keep you updated on the situation. In the meantime, we thought it would be fun to let some more stuff leak out seeing how much everybody enjoyed the first 'Fan appreciation' post we put up. We want to do the same thing all over again! More videos, music, pics, and slashed prices at the store.

"First the videos. On the youtube page you will now find raw footage of Down doing Stone The Crow and Mourn in Houston from the Metallica tour in 2008. The audio is a little rough. It's hard to hear Philip but that's the fault of the camcorder microphone, not Philip, the venue, or the sound guys. This is just as raw as footage gets. The video is actually not bad and is available in HD. This stuff is NOT on the dvd. The dvd has stuff from the 2006 Euro tour only. Nothing from the 2006 New Orleans show at Tipitina's as it's been rumored.

"For music: 2 songs have been uploaded to the facebook and myspace players. They are Hail The Leaf and Ghosts along the Mississippi from the 2002 tour. Down recorded Stone The Crow acoustic that day in the XM Radio studio, then went and played these songs live that night in Washington DC at the 9:30 club. ...and that's what we have for everybody! Thanks again to everybody for keeping their chin up and being patient for the dvd. It will be worth the wait! More...

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Equilibrium Finishes New Album

German folk metallers Equilibrium have announced they have officially finished work on their upcoming full-length album “ReKrea­tur." Additional details on the album's release date and track listing will be announced as they are made available. The band is expected to post audio samples from the new album online soon. Equilibrium also recently posted a video online introducing their new drummer, which can be viewed below. More...

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Thornafire To Film Music Video

Chilean death metallers Thornafire have announced they will step in front of the camera this month to film the first video off of their latest album, "Vorex Deconstruccion." The band has chosen the track "Deconstruccion," a song which bassist / vocalist Alexis Munoz describes as a "futuristic song inspired by the religious and social decline experienced in the current era Eon oh Hourus," for the video.

The video was filmed, produced and edited by Daniel Duarte in Santiago, Chile. Stills from the video shoot can be seen at this location. Further information on the video's online release will be announced as it is made available.

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Hostile Cell Postpones New Album Release

Sweden's Hostile Cell has issued the following announcement about postponing the release date of the new album "The Deafening:"

"Ciao people. The release date for the Deafening has been postponed until May 12th, due to an unfortunate alignment of the planets...? Or that the cover art by David Heleander of All Custom tattoo hasn't been completed yet and that the mastering of the album has been delayed. The Deafening will for sure have something for all of you who like heavy rock and metal. Aggression and melody for all of you, so hang in there! I'll let you know as soon as it's up for pre-orders."

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

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Kylesa To Tour Europe With Dark Fortress

Kylesa has issued the following statement about their upcoming European tour dates with Dark Fortress:

"Greetings from the swampy south that is Savannah. It's been a while since we've posted a blog but we've been busy cooking up new Kylesa tunes over the past few months. We are quite happy with the progress thus far. We recently went to the Jam Room to record some demos and everything went rather well and we look forward to playing some of these new songs live when we fly over to Holland on Monday. We'll spend April overseas with our friends Dark Castle. We return in May to finalize what will be a new album....we'll start recording at the end of May and then we'll join Converge in Europe in July! We'll keep you posted as to how everything progresses. Thanks for your support and we hope to see you at the shows!"

Kylesa's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Demon Hunter Updates Tour Schedule

Demon Hunter will be embarking on a U.S. tour later this month. The band has updated their tour schedule with the following dates:

4/26 2010 Studio Seven w/ War Of Ages, The Great Commission & more Seattle, Washington
4/27 2010 The Boardwalk w/ War Of Ages, The Great Commission & more Orangevale, California
4/28 2010 The Clubhouse w/ War Of Ages, The Great Commission & more Tempe, Arizona
4/29 2010 Rialto Theatre w/ As I Lay Dying, Blessthefall, War Of Ages Tuscon, Arizona
4/30 2010 Sunshine Theatre w/ As I Lay Dying, Blessthefall, War Of Ages ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico
5/1 2010 Cactus Courtyard w/ As I Lay Dying, Blessthefall, War Of Ages LUBBOCK, Texas
5/2 2010 Diamond Ballroom w/ As I Lay Dying, Blessthefall, War Of Ages OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma
5/3 2010 Peoples Court w/ As I Lay Dying, Blessthefall, War Of Ages DES MOINES, Iowa
5/4 2010 Remington’s Downtown w/ As I Lay Dying, Blessthefall, War Of Ages SPRINGFIELD, Missouri
5/5 2010 Headliners Music Hall w/ As I Lay Dying, War Of Ages LOUISVILLE, Kentucky
5/6 2010 The National w/ As I Lay Dying, Blessthefall, War Of Ages RICHMOND, Virginia
5/7 2010 Crocodile Rock w/ As I Lay Dying, Blessthefall, War Of Ages ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania
5/8 2010 Mr Small’s Theatre w/ As I Lay Dying, Blessthefall, War Of Ages PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania
5/9 2010 Mr Small’s Theatre w/ As I Lay Dying, Blessthefall, War Of Ages PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania
5/10 2010 RocketTown w/ As I Lay Dying, Blessthefall, War Of Ages NASHVILLE, Tennessee
5/11 2010 House Of Blues w/ As I Lay Dying, Blessthefall, War Of Ages CHICAGO, Illinois
5/12 2010 The Cabooze w/ As I Lay Dying, Blessthefall, War Of Ages MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota
5/13 2010 Beaumont Club w/ As I Lay Dying, Blessthefall, War Of Ages KANSAS CITY, Missouri
5/14 2010 Gothic Theatre w/ As I Lay Dying, Blessthefall, War Of Ages ENGLEWOOD, Colorado
5/15 2010 The Great Salt Air w/ As I Lay Dying, Blessthefall, War Of Ages MAGNA, Utah
5/16 2010 Knitting Factory w/ As I Lay Dying, Blessthefall, War Of Ages BOISE, Idaho
5/17 2010 Knitting Factory w/ As I Lay Dying, Blessthefall, War Of Ages SPOKANE, Washington
5/18 2010 McDonald Theatre w/ As I Lay Dying, Blessthefall, War Of Ages EUGENE, Oregon
5/20 2010 Knitting Factory w/ As I Lay Dying, Blessthefall, War Of Ages RENO, Nevada
5/21 2010 SOMA w/ As I Lay Dying, Blessthefall, War Of Ages SAN DIEGO, California
5/22 2010 House Of Blues w/ As I Lay Dying, Blessthefall, War Of Ages LAS VEGAS, Nevada
5/23 2010 Key Club w/ War Of Ages, The Great Commission & more Los Angeles, California
5/24 2010 Slim’s w/ War Of Ages, The Great Commission & more San Francisco, California
7/3 2010 CORNERSTONE - Main Stage Bushnell, Illinois
8/5 2010 ROCK THE DESERT Odessa, Texas
8/14 2010 PURPLE DOOR Lewisberry, Pennsylvania
10/29 2010 ROCK WITHOUT LIMITS Gomaringen, Germany

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Rabenwolf Checks In From The Studio

German folk metal act Rabenwolf has checked in with the following studio update:

"29.03.2010: Hi there, the first studio day is finished successfully! The drums are set up, tuned ready and all set! Even if at first there were minimal problems with the snare and ride cymbal Basedrum closely coordinated. But now everything is running! Right now we are preparing the songs for the headphones! Today release the first 3-4 songs einzuspielen way when still fits the toms for 'The eternal forests.' We begin with 'The eternal struggle.' Here in the studio, it's all totally chilling out, great atmosphere and cooperation with Schrödey might be better not at all imagine!

"01/04/2010: The drums for all songs are finished and must now only be mastered. were problems or delays it until now, no. Everything runs like clockwork. The Rough-Mix is in a few days as ready."

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Secret Sphere Comments On Upcoming Album

Italy's Secret Sphere has issued the following statement about their upcoming album "Archetype:"

"Waiting Archetype, some info about the new album! Archetype has been produced by Aldo Lonobile and Federico Pennazzato, will feature 10 songs in the typical vein of the band trademark! All the songs has been arranged by Aldo Lonobile and Antonio Agate. We have special guest in this new album like Trevor from Sadist singing along with Ramon in the opening track and Alessandro Conti from Trick or Treat and Damnagoras from Elvenking singing all the choirs with Ramon.

"Well we can’t say will be like this or this, for sure will be Secret Sphere, some songs is very closed to A Time Nevercome era, some other closed to SBT, some is completely new also for us. But all the CD has been composed during the greatest year of our career, some arrangements had been decided on the road during the Gamma Ray tour!We really think you will enjoy the music!"

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Gorath Recruits New Bassist

Belgian black metallers Gorath have issued the following statement about recruiting a new bassist:

"Line up shift: new bass player: R. Meukens (also active in Torturerama) replaces D. Grondelaers. Next week he'll get baptized during the Sear Bliss weekend dates in Germany. Gorath: F. Dupont (vocals/guitar), B. Put (guitar), R. Meukens (bass guitar), B. Vanderheyden (drums)."

Gorath is also currently streaming several sample songs online through the band's MySpace page. Gorath has the following upcoming tour dates:

4/9 2010 Gleis 3 Annaberg [DE]
4/10 2010 VFRR Grosserlach [DE]
4/16 2010 Pitch Black Nierkrüchten [DE]
5/7 2010 Frontline Ghent [BE]
5/13 2010 The Lower Deck Dublin [IE]
5/14 2010 An Cruiscin Lan Cork [IE]
5/15 2010 Limelight Belfast [UK]
7/17 2010 Velnio Akmuo/Devilstone Anykšciai (LT)

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Abalam Issues Band Update

U.K. black metallers Abalam have checked in with the following update about the band's activity:

"We are ALL Cursed....... So once again we find ourselves at the beginning of another ‘new’ beginning! I thank wholeheartedly those who have sent darkened greetings and good wishes whilst enquiring as to the release of Thy Eternal Sin, your words are as ever gratefully received.

"So, where do we stand? I did not feel that many of the tracks we chose for the album were strong enough, there was much passion but I did not feel that they showed a true representation of what Abalam is all about. Therefore we have re thought the whole thing through and I believe that the tracks that we are now recording DO give a true representation of Abalam.

"From your messages I know that many of you will be pleased that we have decided to leave both ‘Serenade of Dead Eyes’ and’Tourniquet’ on the album, at the moment we have up at the site ‘The Curse Of Galathriel’ which is also to be on the record. I wholeheartedly apologize to anyone that we have let down (promoters in particular). We have once again changed personnel with HEXX now coming in as permanent ‘live’ drummer. The Stitcher as ever remains steadfast and we both intend to write together for future songs. More...

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Scarpoint Added To Rockweekend Lineup

Scarpoint has issued the following statement about performing at this year's edition of Sweden's Rockweekend festival:

"Hey fuckers! Glad news, Scarpoint is confirmed for Rockweekend 2010 between 8-10 jury. We will be playing with awesome band such as Twisted Sister, Deep Purple, Sepultura, Annihilator, Venom and loads of more bands. For your ticket and info go to this location. Hope to see you there fuckers! Stay twisted!"

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Abysmalia Streaming Entire Discography

Finland's Abysmalia has issued the following announcement about making their entire catalog available online for streaming:

"Greetings! We're glad to announce that despite all the hardships and inconveniences we were forced to undergo with this project, 'Replenish Entirety' - as well as our back catalogue - is currently available for free listening at this location.

"The race was good, but the road was slippery. Visual candy about the recording process will be published anytime soon, but in the meantime have fun enjoying the main course. Over and out for now."

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The Alien Blakk Recruits New Bassist

The Alien Blakk, the group fronted by guitarist/producer Joshua Craig, has announced today that former Death bassist Kelly Conlon has joined the group. Conlon, best known for his work on the Death album "Symbolic," is said to be "hard at work putting his touch on the groups material. Kelly has had a unique impact on the bands music and has a great approach to the new Alien tunes and interpreting Dave's playing approach. He has made the tunes his own" stated Craig.

"The songs are coming along really well, Dave always writes interesting bass lines. I think collaborating with Josh will be fun and challenging. His writing style is unpredictable and should keep me on my toes. " said Conlon on being part of The Alien Blakk.

Conlon will make his live debut at the free live show on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 6 p.m. in Chandler, Arizona along side a healthy dose of other special guest musicians. Conlon is also making the transition to all North American touring commitments that have availed themselves to The Alien Blakk as well, so keep tuned for upcoming U.S. dates in May and June.

The band's new album "Bekoming" is due on April 6 and the track listing is as follows: More...

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Non Essential Recording New Tracks

Spanish metallers Non Essential have issued the following update about recording a new EP:

"Hi all. For those who do not know, this week we started to record a mini EP, or whatever you want to call it, two issues of this stage of instrumental songs, the beginning of a long-term future. The songs will be recorded in the ARS studies of Valencia. The production and mix is by Sergio Adria while the mastering, we'll do there, too, will his brother Rafa Adriá.

"Needless to say we are excited now to have the opportunity to record the songs and be able to get close, honestly and with a professional sound, our musical approach. We will be updating the blog with all the developments."

Sample Non Essential tracks can also be heard at the band's MySpace page.

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Abysmal Dawn Enters The Studio

Los Angeles metal band ABYSMAL DAWN will begin recording the follow-up album to their Relapse debut, "Programmed To Consume," this May at Trench Studio in Corona, CA with John Haddad (PHOBIA, INTRONAUT, HIRAX). The album will be mixed by Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, VITAL REMAINS, CANNIBAL CORPSE) at his Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, FL. A fall release date is expected.

ABYSMAL DAWN’s Charles Elliot commented on the upcoming album, “It's always great to work with John Haddad, whom we've worked with on our previous two releases. This time we thought we'd try something a little different though as far as the mix goes. After to speaking to Erik Rutan at great length we know he's the man for the job. He's a living legend and knows how real death metal should sound! Everyone in the band is really excited to be working with him and we know this is going to be our most crushing release yet. We've been hard at work demoing all the material before we enter the studio and things sound amazing already! This will be our catchiest yet most extreme and technical release to date." More...

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Hydrogyn Posts New Video Diary Update

Hydrogyn and the most anticipated line-up in the bands history with the addition of guitarist Jeff Young and Ex-Megadeth's bassist James Lomenzo, has just released video diary update #5. In this update, James Lomenzo has reported to have contrived his base-lines for eight tracks. It has also been revealed that the distribution of the new Hydrogyn album Judgment has six offers by various outlets. More...

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Megadeth to Play "Rust in Peace" in South America

Dave Mustaine has revealed in his latest TheLIVELine "audioblog" that Megadeth will play its classic 1990 album, "Rust In Peace," in its entirety on the upcoming tour of Mexico, Central America, and South America.

Mustaine comments: "We are so excited to be heading down to South America. We're gonna keep playing the 'Rust In Peace' record on our way down there. We haven't decided what we're gonna do in Europe yet because we feel that if we continue to do this, we're gonna distract ourselves from 'Endgame,' and also we're not gonna be able to play anything else BUT ['Rust In Peace'] in some situations if a festival [our allotted set time] is only 45 minutes."

You can listen to Dave's entire two-minute TheLIVELine message here.

Upcoming Megadeth tour dates are as follows: More...

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Metallica Reveals Opening Acts for European Tour

Metallica has announced that Fear Factory, Gojira and Volbeat will be the opening acts for the upcoming European tour.

The band comments: "Whew . . . we had a great run in Latin America and are gearing up to head back to Europe next month after a short break. We're happy to report that Fear Factory and Gojira have graciously agreed to hang with us for the April shows, while Lars' Danish buddies Volbeat have signed up for the May shows (with the exception of May 22 in Tel Aviv, where local band Orphaned Land will take the stage)...

"We'll see YOU out there starting April 13 in Oslo, Norway."

Here are the tour dates for the European tour: More...

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