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Metal News for May 8, 2010

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14 news articles posted on this day.

Testament Seeking Fan Input On Set List

Testament vocalist Chuck Billy has checked in with the following announcement about seeking fan input on the band's upcoming set list:

"The band has been rehearsing songs from the more current albums to dominate the set list of future performances with just a few of the classics. We want to perform the more current material with this line up, which makes Testament progressing creatively as a band in 2010. I’d really like some feedback from the fans who’ve seen the band live over the years to confirm what the band and I are feeling."

The upcoming Testament tour dates are as follows: More...

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Dead Horse Trauma To Play Lazerfest

Iowa's Dead Horse Trauma has issued the following statement about performing at the upcoming Lazerfest:

"Dead Horse Trauma will play Lazerfest! Thanks to all of your help, we took first place in the Lazer103.3 LazerFest Battle of The Bands. We will now be on the 'Avoid the Stork' stage @ noon! Our label mates Mindrite will be on the 'Scion' stage (how appropriate..lol). This will be, by far, the biggest show we've had to pleasure of taking part of. We truly appreciate all of your time voting, getting others to vote, and just plain telling your friends about our band."

The upcoming Dead Horse Trauma tour dates are as follows:

5/16/2010 LAZERFEST, Indianola, IA
5/22 2010 Up By 1 Fairfield, Iowa, US
6/12 2010 South40 Bike Rally Leon, Iowa, US
6/26 2010 The House of Bricks Des Moines, Iowa, US
7/9 2010 Roberts w/ NUISANCE Mounds View, Minnesota , US
7/16 2010 The Black Hawk Lake Summer Water Carnival (The Beach) Lake View, IA
7/17 2010 w/ Verdict @ The House of Bricks Des Moines, Iowa, US
7/23 2010 Sidekicks Saloon Federal Heights, Colorado , US
7/24 2010 REX Lounge Denver, Colorado , US
8/28 2010 The Canopy Club w/ Verdict Urbana, Illinois , US

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Thorny Bleeder Records Announces Label Showcase

Thorny Bleeder Records has announced label showcase show in Vancouver, British Columbia on Saturday, June 5th. Here's the lineup and details:


JUNE 5th
The Shark Club
Vancouver, BC

You can join the official Facebook event page here.

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Auvernia Posts New Album Teaser Video

Argentina based progressive power metal band Auvernia has posted a teaser trailer online for the upcoming album "Afraid of Me," which can be viewed below.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Meeting
2. Throw Your Fear Away
3. And So It Starts
4. Anguish
5. No Time For Time
6. Interludio Porteño
7. Self-Reflective Fear
8. Out Of My Hands
9. Your Own Universe
10. Ode To Life
11. Another Conscience
12. We Are Complete

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Nidingr Guitarist Joins Dodheimsgard

Norwegian metallers Nidingr have announced their guitarist Blargh will be joining fellow countrymen Dødheimsgard for the band's upcoming tour and new album. Further details on the album's title and the specific tour dates will be announced as they are made available.

Nidingr has also announced the release of a new album titled "Wolf Father," which is currently set to be released on May 30th in Europe (North American date TBA). The track listing is as follows:

1. Fafnismol
2. Baldrs Draumar
3. Reginsmol
4. Voluspo
5. Hymiskvitha
6. Lokasenna

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Rabenwolf Announces Festival Stops

German folk metallers Rabenwolf have announced a string of summer European festival appearances. The upcoming Rabenwolf tour dates are as follows:

6/25 2010 Nornennacht Crailsheim, Baden-Würt, DE
6/26 2010 Northern Lights Festival (Österreich) Reichenthal, Oberösterr, AT
7/9 2010 Hörnerfest Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Schleswig-, DE
8/20 2010 Barther Metal Open Air Barth, Mecklenbur, DE

You can also check out Rabenwolf material through the band's MySpace page.

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Amberian Dawn Posts Vocal Recording Footage

Finland's Amberian Dawn recorded their 3rd full-length album at Rockstar Productions Studios in Hyvinkää. The band has now posted vocal recording footage from the session, which can be viewed below.

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Grind Inc. Streaming Two New Songs

Grind Inc. has checked in with the following announcement about streaming two new tracks online:

"Dear Grind Inc. community, we proudly declare the upcoming birth of our long awaited and highly anticipated fourth effort of brutality entitled 'Lynch and Dissect,' Check out the 2 brand-new tracks ´Lynch and dissect´ & ´Praise the light´ at this location. This is for you crazy death metal lunatics! The release date will be on 5 / 21 / 10 via Bastardized Recordings.

"Our new massacre was recorded at Catacomb Productions (GER) by Thomas Granzow & GRIND INC. Gruesome mix and mastering deeds were done by Jörg Uken @ Soundlodge studios (GER). Once again we trusted in the manic multi-abilities of Mr. Björn Goosses aka KILLUSTRATIONS for the responsible artwork-investigations. Björn also appears as a guest musician on the new album track called 'Forced to consume'."

The album's track list is as follows:

1. Stillborn paradise
2. Lynch and dissect
3. Beyond recognition
4. Damned to vengeance
5. Praise the light
6. Unasked heirs
7. Decimate
8. Forced to consume
9. The debate from within

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Strange Flesh Issues Band Update

Strange Flesh has checked in with the following update about working on new material and performing as an '80s tribute band under the name "Knob" during the summer:

"Due to a link issue with our distributor the new CD will be available this weekend on the Strange Flesh site at a limited price before worldwide release jacks the price up and our BMW payments lag. We LOVE the new album. Best we've ever done. But, we've decided not to tour behind it this year. We'd rather rip up the VA cover band scene with KNOB. Just our way.

"After summer, we've decided to start the next full length CD. It will expand and incorporate the songs written for 'the beautiful dead' sessions. That, potentially, will be the title and theme of the new CD. Come see us as KNOB this year. You'll love it. Skull crushing 80's tribute done right! This myspace page will be used as the KNOB info/show site and as we unfold more stuff on that we'll post it here!"

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Pain Of Salvation Posts New Song Online

PAIN OF SALVATION, who is readying their new album, "Road Salt One," for release on May 17th inEurope and June 8th in North America, has posted a new song on their MySpace page. The songs “Linoleum” (previously available online) and “No Way” are available as a prelistening stream on the band’s newly re-designed MySpace page.

After finishing a successful run through North America, PAIN OF SALVATION mastermind DANIEL GILDENLÖW is currently on the road in Europe with TRANSATLANTIC (feat. Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy, Roine Stolt, Pete Trewavas) as an “additional touring member.”

Here is the tracklisting for Pain of Salvation's "Road Salt One":

1. No Way (5:28)
2. She Likes To Hide (2:57)
3. Sisters (6:15)
4. Of Dust (2:32)
5. Tell Me You Don..'t Know (2:42)
6. Sleeping Under The Stars (3:35)
7. Darkness Of Mine (4:17)
8. Linoleum (4:55)
9. Curiosity (3:33)
10. Where It Hurts (4:51) 11. Road Salt (3:00)
12. Innocence (7:15)

Here's the tracklisting for the Limited Edition: More...

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Tankard Announces New Tour Dates

German thrashers tankard have updated their tour schedule with the following upcoming European dates:

5/15 2010 Maniacs Of Rock-Festival Ellwangen, DE
6/19 2010 Hellfest Clisson, FR
6/26 2010 Graspop Festival Dessel, BE
7/17 2010 Devilstone-Open-Air Anyksciai, LT
7/24 2010 Rock unter den Eichen Open Air Bertingen, DE
8/14 2010 Brutal Assault Festival Pevnost-Josefov, CZ
10/1 2010 soundDock 14 Dietikon, CH
10/2 2010 Sandäckerhalle (Air Axes Metal Night) Steinenbronn, DE
10/22 2010 Colos Saal Aschaffenburg, Bayern , DE
10/23 2010 Bullblast Schrecksbach, DE
11/12 2010 Mezz Breda, NL
11/13 2010 Willemeen Arnhem, NL
11/14 2010 Vortex Siegen, DE
11/26 2010 Gunzendorf Live Gunzendorf, DE
11/27 2010 Schützenhalle (Autumn From Hell 2010) Hohenstein-Ernstthal, DE

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Deftones Announces More Tour Dates

In addition to taking part in the BlackDiamondSkye tour this fall, Deftones has added a number of dates to their tour schedule to round out the end of May. Here are those tour dates:

May 27 - Des Moines, IA - Peoples
May 29 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
May 30 - Amarillo, TX - Aztec Music Hall
May 31 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre
June 1 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre

Here are the latest BlackDiamondSkye tour dates, featuring Deftones, Alice In Chains, and Mastodon, including the just-added show in San Diego, CA:

Sep 16 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island
Sep 17 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sep 18 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Sep 20 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Sep 22 Boston, MA Agannis Arena
Sep 24 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Sep 28 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Oct 1 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
Oct 4 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Oct 7 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place
Oct 8 Seattle, WA Key Arena
Oct 9 Portland, OR Rose Quarter Memorial Coliseum
Oct 15 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
Oct 16 Las Vegas, NV The Joint

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Black Cobra and 16 To Play Free Show

Southern Lord recording artists Black Cobra and 16 will be holding a free show on June 4th in Los Angeles, California. Here are the details:

Date: Fri June 4 th 2010
Doors: 8pm
Show: 8:30pm start
Age Restrictions: 21+

Three Clubs
1123 Vine Street
Los Angeles CA 90038-1670

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Rikets Releases "Program The Dead" Music Video

RIKETS has released their latest music video for "Program The Dead," off the band's band’s debut album "All American Cult." "All American Cult" is in stores now via Burnhill Union Records. Check out the video below.

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