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Metal News for April 5, 2009

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23 news articles posted on this day.

Pelican Cancels Chicago Show Due To Snow Storm

Pelican has issued the following update regarding their cancellation of tonight's show in Chicago:

"It is with a heavy heart that we have to cancel tonight's show in Chicago. We are currently stranded in Nebraska at the mercy of the insane April snow storm that is devastating this portion of the country. Yesterday we travelled from Denver for 10 hours through whiteout conditions only to make it 270 miles - when we woke up this morning the highway was closed. As of right now it's tough to tell when we'll even make it home. We we be rescheduling the show as soon as possible and all prepaid tickets will be honored. We'll keep you posted."

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Sepultura Posts New Song, "Ludwig Van," Online

SEPULTURA have posted a new track, "Ludwig Van," on their MySpace page. The song comes from their latest album, "A-Lex."

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Creative Waste To Be Featured In Nasum's New Album

Saudi Grindcore metal band CREATIVE WASTE will be featured in NASUM tribute album, the tribute record will feature covers from lots of grindcore/death metal bands including: Misery Index, Rotten Sound, Sayyadina, Malignant Tumor, and Cold Worker to name a few.

Release date is planned to coincide with the OBSCENE EXTREME FESTIVAL 2009 starting July 16, 2009.

On other news , Fawaz and Essam of CREATIVE WASTE have formed a side project band, where Fawaz will be handling the guitar and vocals and Essam on Drums. Also, Mohammed Al-Hajjaj (SOUND OF RUBY) will also be participating as a vocalist in a number of songs.

The Style will be more of Hardcore/Crust/Stoner influences with a hint of southern metal.

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Shadows Fall Discusses New Album Details

Details for the long awaited new record from Shadows Fall have recently been disclosed. With regards to some of the new music for the band’s Fall 2009 release, singer Brian Fair says, “There are songs based on pure aggression and chaos, like 'My Demise' and 'Embracing Annihilation,' that showcase the thrash metal and melodic death metal influences that have been the bedrock of the Shadows Fall sound. There's tons of shredding guitar leads, double bass drum insanity and full on screaming.”

As previously announced, Shadows Fall will be releasing their Fall 2009 release on their own label in collaboration with Warner Brothers’ Independent Label Group, Ferret Music and ChannelZERO entertainment. The band have a handful of upcoming dates which are noted below, including the triumphant return of Shadows Fall to New Jersey when they perform in support to KORN and an upcoming appearance at this year’s Bonnaroo Festival in Tennessee. More...

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Empyrean Announces New Tour Dates

EMPYREAN has released the following tour dates on their Myspace page:

Fri, March 27: The Castle, Dandenong, VIC **ALL AGES**
with: Ne Obliviscaris, Death Audio & Among the Devoured

Sat, March 28: The East Brunswick Club, Melbourne, VIC
with: Ne Obliviscaris, In Malice’s Wake & A Million Dead Birds Laughing

Fri, April 3: Monstrothic (Rosies Live), Brisbane, QLD
with: Ne Obliviscaris, Cadaverine & City Chalk Outline

Sat, April 4: Brannigan’s Tavern, Gold Coast, QLD
with: Ne Obliviscaris, Silver Ocean Storm & Rekoil

Fri, May 22: The Enigma Bar, Adelaide, SA
with: Lord, Truth Corroded & Se Bon Ki Ra

Fri, July 3: The Basement, Canberra, ACT
with: Aeon of Horus & more TBA

Sat, July 4: Bald Faced Stag, Sydney, NSW
with: Aeon of Horus & more TBA

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Yakuza To Release New Album In October

Profound Lore Records issue the following statement regarding YAKUZA's newest album:

"It hasn’t been a total secret but we’ll make it official: acclaimed avant-garde progressive experimental metal band YAKUZA will release their next full-length album via Profound Lore Records. To be released sometime this October, the band plan on entering the studio with Sanford Parker this July to lay down the follow up to the awesome “Transmutations” release, which will be approached in a unique kind of way. As mastermind Bruce Lamont explains: “The songs we are working have some breathing room so to speak. I don’t think we will nail down exactly where things will go or how long a said part will be played until we record. With that in mind, I think the course of action will be to record live in the studio with a minimal amount of overdubs to keep the spontaneity things.”

More Yakuza updates will surface surrounding this unique album in the near future. In the meantime, Yakuza are slated to play this year’s Maryland Deathfest and Bruce Lamont will be heading to Europe next month with MINSK to play alongside them."

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Oceano's "District Of Misery" Video Posted Online

Oceano, a Chicago-based deathcore band, premiered its first-ever music video on television, Saturday night exclusively on MTV2's Headbangers Ball where it was played at the beginning of the hour.The video has since been posted online, and can be viewed at Headbangersblog.com.

Shot last month in Los Angeles, CA, "District of Misery" was directed by Patrick Guera (DIFFICULT HENRY, HARD ECHO) and produced by Brian Thompson at The Vault LA (MUNICIPAL WASTE, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, AS I LAY DYING), the video was shot in a converted LA warehouse and will see OCEANO playing the song alongside a twisted photographic interpretation of each lyrical line as it is growled.

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Antagonist Announces Tour Dates With Fate

LA's ANTAGONIST has announced the following tour dates with Sacramento's Fate:

4/13 - Jerry's Pizza - Bakersfield, CA
4/14 - Green Turtle - Whittier, CA
4/15 - Cobalt Cafe - Canoga Park, CA
4/16 - UB's - Mesa, AZ
4/17 - The Compound - Albuquerque, NM
4/18 - American Legion 169 - Whicita Falls, NM
4/19 - The White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
4/20 - Java Junction - Houston, TX
4/21 - Smokin' Aces - Mission, TX
4/22 - The Dream Center - Las Cruces, NM

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Bleak Art Records Seeks Writers and Partners

Canadian extreme metal label Bleak Art Records currently welcomes serious inquiries to review work for their bands. It is important to note that of the eight bands listed on their site, www.bleakartrecords.com, most of them are black metal bands. The bands and their descriptions are listed on this page. People with knowledge of black metal would most likely be preferred. The label owner Joseph Scott is also looking for potential investors/business partners in opening a metal retail store for the label to operate from in an establishment which he also plans to acquire residence in for himself and the business associates. At this point it's an idea which is set as a serious goal for the label to continue at a new level of marketing. To learn further on both matters, contact him at info@bleakartrecords.com. Bleak Art Records associates in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

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Book of Black Earth Lines Up Dates With Insanity

Seattle's BOOK OF BLACK EARTH has lined up the following two shows with death metal band INSANITY and SCORCHED-EARTH.

4/24 - Satyricon - Portland, OR
4/25 - Funhouse - Seattle, WA

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Landmine Marathon Confirms More Tour Dates

Phoenix metal band, LANDMINE MARATHON, has confirmed the following tour dates:

4/10 - Beat Kitchen - Chicago, IL
4/11 - Last House on the Left - Columbus, OH
4/12 - Mr. Roboto Project - Wilkinsburg, PA
4/13 - Precious Metal - New York, NY
4/14 - Rock and Roll Hotel - Washington, D.C. w/ Misery Index
4/15 - Nara Sushi - Richmond, VA w/ Misery Index
4/16 - MMAC - Bloomfield, NJ
4/17 - Charleston - Brooklyn, NY
4/18 - Palladium - Worcester, MA (NE Metalfest)
5/10 - Knitting Factory - Hollywood, CA (L.A. Murderfest)

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Alice Cooper Confirmed For Spain's Azkena Rock

Alice Cooper has added a festival appearance in Spain to their previously announced tour dates. Many more shows are expected to be announced for July through December 2009, but here are the latest:

May 16 - Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, Azkena Rock Festival

Alice Cooper with The Scorpions, The Rasmus, and Kingdom Come:
June 14 - St Petersburg, Russia, SCC Arena
June 16 - Rostov-On-Dom, Russia, Red Army Stadium
June 18 - Ekaterinburg, Russia, Sport Palace
June 20 - Novosibirsk, Russia, Hippodrom
June 21 - Khabarovsk, Russia, Platinum Arena
June 24 - Vladivostok, Russia, Avangard Stadium
June 26 - Krasnoyarsk, Russia, Central Stadium
June 28 - Moscow, Russia, SK Olimpysky

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Nothingface To Re-Release Classic Album

Washington, D.C. based metalers NOTHINGFACE will release their sought after original debut album recorded in 1995 through indie labels, SICK6 Records and Play The Assassin, later this spring.

Limited to 500 vinyl copies worldwide, the 10 song self-titled Nothingface debut (re-mastered by Drew Mazurek (Hellyeah, Linkin Park, GWAR) will be released on a 140 gram clear vinyl with blood splatter imprints on Tuesday, May 26th. Six of the tracks would show up on the band's DCide Records label debut, "Pacifier," while the other 4 have gone unheard until now.

The album will also be available via iTunes and other digital outlets through SICK6 Records.

The orignal line-up, Matt Holt (vocals), Tom Maxwell (guitars), Bill Gaal (bass), and Chris Houck (drums) are currently writing and recording their first new music with the original lineup since 2000’s TVT release, "Violence," and the last recorded output since 2003’s "Skeletons." The band hopes to have a full length ready for release before the end of the 2009.

Here is the tracklisting for the re-release:
1. Defaced
2. Perfect Person
3. Severed (Unreleased)
4. Useless
5. Self Punishment
6. Hitch
7. Carousel (Unreleased)
8. Deprive (Unreleased)
9. Godkill (Unreleased)
10. Communion

The band has posted one of the re-mastered tracks, "Godkill," on their Myspace page.

For pre-sale and release information, visit playtheassassin.com.

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Deftones Confirmed For Reading and Leeds Festivals

The Deftones will be return to the UK in August for their appearance at Reading (8/28) and Leeds (8/30) festivals. You can get more information about the festival at readingfestival.com.

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Threat Signal Completes Recording Of New Album

Canadian band Threat Signal has issued the following update about completing the recording of their new album:

"I'm completely stoked to announce we have finished recording the album!!

"I finished tracking my vocals a few days ago and all 13 songs have been sent away for mixing and mastering. The all mighty Greg Reely will be twisting the knobs for this badboy. We expect to have the album completely finished by the end of the month.

"I'll have the album artwork, track listing, release date and album title for you veeery soon"

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Eyes Set To Kill Seeking Fans For Music Video

Eyes Set To Kill has issued the following announcement about seeking fans to be in a new music video:






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Stormhammer Announces New Album Details

German power metal band Stormhammer has announced that their new album "Signs Of Revolution" will be released on May 22nd, 2009. The album cover artwork can be viewed here.

The track listing for the album will be as follows:

1. The Other Side
2. Omens of Agony
3. Kiss at the abyss
4. Signs of Revolution
5. Permanent Menace
6. Well of Wisdom
7. Bridges to Eternity
8. Pied Piper
9. From Dusk to Dawn
10. Ride on a Razorblade
11. Sham World
12. Challenge of Life
13. Calls from the other Side

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Bon Jovi Prepares Legal Action Against Cover Band

The website Undercover.com.au has reported the following about apparent legal action from Bon Jovi against a cover band titled Blonde Jovi:

A legal letter from the law firm Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman to the girl group Blonde Jovi has surfaced and states, “It has recently come to our attention that your band is using the mark and name BLONDE JOVI in connection with live musical performances; more specifically, a Bon Jovi tribute band. Our investigation also uncovered that you are using BJP’s “Heart and Dagger” Logo trademark prominently on your website. Unfortunately, and despite the fact that our client appreciates the reverence that your band pays tribute to Bon Jovi, as a tribute band, our client nevertheless is charged with the duty of enforcing its trademark rights. In this regard, BJP cannot allow your band to use the mark and name BLONDE JOVI (or any other BJP trademarks), as such use creates a likelihood of confusion with our client, and capitalizes on the goodwill and reputation of its well-known marks."

Blonde Jovi issued the following statement about changing their name after receiving the letter: More...

Read the full article at Undercover.com.au.

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First Bands Announced For Was Soll Death Festival

Massacre Records has announced that the German Was Soll Death Festival will take place on May 5th in Abtsgmünd at the old Summer Breeze festival area. The first confirmed bands are Heaven Shall Burn, Eisregen, and Hackneyed.

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Narnia Issues New Album Recording Update

Swedish power metal band Narnia have issued the following update about the recording of their upcoming album:

"Hello people!

"The recording of "Course of a generation" is almost complete and we're now putting the final magic touches on it, before final mix and mastering. The result is truly explosive and it's the most unique album we have ever done - by far!! We have a new and unique blend of dark and aggressive riffing along with melodies that we believe are the strongest in our history.

"A new chapter has begun! Stand by for Tour dates of 2009 - will be announced soon."

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Hatebreed Posts "Ghosts Of War" Video Teaser

Hardcore metal group Hatebreed has posted a teaser for their forthcoming new music video for the Slayer song, "Ghosts Of War" which is featured on their upcoming new covers album, "For The Lions." You can check it out below. "Ghosts Of War" will be the first song to be released as a video to promote, "For The Lions," with a video for the Metallica song, "Escape" to be produced later. More...

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Unearth Comments On Upcoming Tour with Testament

UNEARTH is currently gearing up for their upcoming tour with Testament, which kicks off on May 2nd in Seattle, WA. The band is touring to support their critically acclaimed album, "The March," which hit streets on October 14, 2008 and debuted at #45 on the Billboard Top 200. The upcoming North American tour also features newcomers and label mates Lazarus A.D., rounding out the bill.

Vocalist Trevor Phipps commented on the tour: "I've been a fan of Testament since I was a kid, so it'll be a great time each night for me. It's always fun to play our set, and it'll be awesome to catch Testament after we play. We're gonna have six weeks of good times. It will also be cool to tour with our label mates, Lazarus A.D. They're on their first record with Metal Blade. I heard their album last night, and it had some great shred parts. This whole tour is going to be a shred fest for sure!"

"Being such big fans of Testament, and to see this new appreciation of heavy thrash music, especially with the kids, is really something special," added drummer Derek Kerswill. "Between Testament, us, and Lazarus A.D., it's a cool family of traveling thrash ridiculousness. We're thankful to be out with a band that we're not only fans of, but that slays as hard as they do. It blows my mind that the guys in Testament are in their 40's, and they're throwing down harder than kids in their 20's. We're out there preaching the metal gospel, so the kids better bring a helmet cuz we'll be knocking down walls everywhere we play!"

The tour is being presented by Revolver Magazine, with tickets and VIP packages available now.

Here are the latest tour dates featuring Testament, Unearth and Lazarus A.D.: More...

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Testament Confirmed For Two More Festivals

Testament has been confirmed for the Knock Out Fest in Poland, and the Ankkarock Fest in Finland.

07/11 – Kraków, Poland - Knock Out Fest
08/02 – Vantaa, Finland - Ankkarock Fest

In related news, Chuck Billy and Eric Peterson will make an appearance at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards Show on April 7th, 2009 @ Club Nokia.

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