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All Shall Perish - New Line-Up Announced

Oakland, California extreme metallers All Shall Perish have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:

"So we're long due for an update on the currently happenings of All Shall Perish.

Firstly, we're pleased to announce that Adam Pierce (Sea Of Treachery) has come onboard as our new drummer. Yes, this means that one of our original members, Matt Kuykendall, is no longer in the band. It's always tough to part ways with a longtime member and friend, but it was absolutely necessary in order to maintain forward progress.

Also, as many of you may already know, our most recent lead guitarist, Jason Richardson, has left All Shall Perish and joined Born Of Osiris. That being said, we'd like you all to welcome Francesco Artusato, originally hailing from Treviso, Italy, as our new touring guitarist for the foreseeable future.

This is the line-up you'll see throughout this year and hopefully well beyond. We feel great about these new additions and are confident that the All Shall Perish fans will make them feel welcome!

There will be new photos and more updates coming soon. Come see us on Summer Slaughter and hang out!"


Band profile: All Shall Perish
Posted: 06.06.2010 by SlaytallicA | Comments (1)

Elvenking - New Album Update

Italian metallers Elvenking have issued the following update on their official website:

''While the band is still around Europe playing (thanks to all the fans who came to our latest gigs!) the Elvenking machine is still going on at full speed behind the scenes.

At the moment Dennis Ward is mixing the album in Germany, while on the other side of the planet, artist Samuel Araya (you probably remember him for the (in)famous Cradle Of Filth's Thornography cover for example) is giving life to the atmospheres contained in the album through his paintings.

And while the album production is taking its final shape, the band is ready to shoot the video for the new track "The cabal" on June 5th and 6th, with director Mirco Andreis who previously worked with the band on "The Divided Heart" video.

The time is slowly coming..."


Band profile: Elvenking
Posted: 06.06.2010 by Abattoir | Comments (6)

The Project Hate MCMXCIX - New Album Update

Swedish metallers The Project Hate MCMXCIX have issued the following update:

"Finished up the last tune for the coming album yesterday, as mentioned. Yep, there sure are some Gojira influences in a part, there's no denying that. Great, great band. There's also some old-school death metal influences as well as a dash of Exodus and Candlemass at times. You don't even know what's coming your way with this fucken monster, trust me on that. We have stepped up not only one, but a few notches with this material - that's a fact.

Today I sorted the parts for vocals in the latest tune as well as picking out all the parts in all songs where we will have amazing guitar solos courtesy of the fantastic Mike Wead once again. Now I need to finish up the last lyrics for this final track. Ruby is about to record some more pre-production material for the remaining tracks as well and I can't wait to get those, to say the least. It's so great to hear what she puts into our songs and how much of a difference it really makes compared to our old vocalissas, even though they have done a good job over the years - but Ruby's exactly what I have been looking for all my life it feels like. Outstanding girl. Outstanding. I'm sitting here listening to all the tunes with a huge grin on my face, blasting the tunes fucken loud, much to the delight of my neighbors, I'm sure.

Still no news on the label situation. We had some interest last week, but after that I haven't heard anything from them. They really dug what they heard from The Lustrate Process and all as well, so that's weird. I'm not chasing after them though. If they wanna sign us for this album - they will sign us. If not, well, it is what it is. Fuck it then. Good label though with a great roster. We'll see what happens, I guess. All I care about is composing the best damned material I ever composed in my life - and I am content with that for the time being. What happens - happens."

Lord K. Philipson added: "All of my lyrics are now done and it feels fantastic. Now I'll just work even more on the songs until completion of this beast, as mentioned before. Also, all of Mike Wead's sections for solos (there will be a bunch) have been picked out and sent to him so he can put down his magic starting sometime soon. We'll keep you updated on the label situation and Ruby's pre-productions as we go along. Stay tuned."


Band profile: The Project Hate MCMXCIX
Posted: 06.06.2010 by BudDa | Comments (2)

Exodus - N. American Tour Dates

Official press release

Come August, Bay Area thrash pioneers Exodus will be hitting the road with their "March Of Brutality" tour for a headlining run through the US and Canada in support of their Billboard-charting new release, Exhibit B: The Human Condition with Malevolent Creation, Holy Grail, and Bonded By Blood.

States Exodus guitarist/songwriter Gary Holt: "We are fucking stoked to announce the "March Of Brutality" line-up. This tour is going to re-write the book on how much fun is actually legal!"

Tickets go on sale on June 8.

Confirmed "March Of Brutality" tour dates thus far are as follows:

Aug. 16 - Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR
Aug. 17 - Rickshaw Theater - Vancouver, BC
Aug. 18 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
Aug. 20 - The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT
Aug. 21 - Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
Aug. 23 - Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL
Aug. 24 - The Mod Club - Toronto, ON
Aug. 25 - Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC
Aug. 27 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
Aug. 28 - The Gramercy Theater - New York, NY
Aug. 29 - Polaris - Philadelphia, PA
Aug. 31 - Jaxx - W. Springfield, VA
Sept. 01 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
Sept. 02 - Phoenix Hill Tavern - Louisville, KY
Sept. 03 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
Sept. 04 - The Social - Orlando, FL
Sept. 05 - Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Sept. 07 - The Door - Dallas, TX
Sept. 08 - Emo's - Austin, TX
Sept. 09 - The Avalon - Santa Clara, CA

Additional dates to be announced.


Band profile: Exodus
Event: Exodus: March Of Brutality N. American Tour
Posted: 06.06.2010 by Abattoir | Comments (2)

Rotting Christ - Latin American Tour Postponed

Greek metallers Rotting Christ have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:

"Rotting Christ's frontman Sakis has been involved in a car accident in which he has sustained injuries to his leg that will keep him glued to his bed for at least a month. Unfortunately this means Rotting Christ have been forced to postpone their upcoming South American tour.

As you all know, we were really looking forward to these shows and are gutted and very sorry we can't make it over, but we promise all our Latin American Hermandos that we will be back in October for an even more extended tour of your continent!

Whatever doesn't kill us will make us stronger!

With respect,

Sakis on behalf of Rotting Christ."


Band profile: Rotting Christ
Event: Rotting Christ [POSTPONED]
Posted: 06.06.2010 by Abattoir | Comments (6)

Korn - Audio Samples Of Entire New Album, New Video Online

Audio samples of all the tracks that are set to appear on Korn III - Remember Who You Are, the forthcoming album from US metallers Korn, are available for streaming at this location.

Also a video for a new song, entitled "Oildale (Leave Me Alone)", can be viewed at this location.

Korn III - Remember Who You Are will be released on uly 13 via Roadrunner Records.

Korn III - Remember Who You Are cover art] tracklist:

01. Oildale (Leave Me Alone)
02. Pop A Pill
03. Fear Is A Place To Leave
04. Move On
05. Lead The Parade
06. Let The Guilt Go
07. The Past
08. Never Around
09. Are You Ready To Live?
10. Holding All These Lies


Band profile: Korn
Posted: 06.06.2010 by BudDa | Comments (2)

Apocalyptica - European Tour Dates

In support of their forthcoming album, entitled 7th Symphony, which is set for release on August 24, Apocalyptica will hit the road on an European tour on October/November this year.

Announced dates are as follows:

Oct. 12 Porto, Portugal - Casa da Musica
Oct. 13 Lisbon, Portugal - Aula Magnaa
Oct. 14 Madrid, Spain - Riviera
Oct. 15 Bilbao, Spain - Rockstar Live
Oct. 17 Milan, Italy - Alkatraz
Oct. 18 Zurich, Switzerland - Schützenhaus
Oct. 19 Vienna, Austria - Gasometer
Oct. 21 Dresden, Germany - Schlachthof
Oct. 22 Poznan, Poland - Eskulap
Oct. 23 Hamburg, Germany - Sporthalle
Oct. 24 Berlin, Germany - Columbiahalle
Oct. 25 Warsaw, Poland - Stodola
Oct. 27 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
Oct. 28 Cologne, Germany - E-Werk
Oct. 30 Tilburg, Netherlands - 013
Oct. 31 Paris, France - Zenith
Nov. 01 Brussels, Belgium - AB
Nov. 05 Luxembourg - Den Atelier

You can order Apocalyptica tickets & VIP packages at this location.


Band profile: Apocalyptica
Event: Apocalyptica: 7th Symphony Tour
Posted: 06.06.2010 by Abattoir | Comments (2)

Chimaira - New DVD Details

Official press release

Cleveland, Ohio's Chimaira are pleased to announce the July 20th, 2010 release of their highly-anticipated DVD/CD set, Coming Alive on Ferret Music. This unprecedented release includes a four-part documentary filmed over the course of a year and a half while the entire package includes over 7 hours of exclusive content. The DVD, filmed entirely in HD, showcases Chimaira in the studio while recording the Billboard-charting, The Infection, and chronicles their recent, worldwide touring season. In summary, Coming Alive is an in-depth look into Chimaira's life and music in the studio and on the road.

Not only does the DVD set include this amazing documentary piece, another section, Chimaira Xmas: Live Concert Film, celebrates the 10th annual Chimaira Christmas show in Cleveland, Ohio, which took place on December 30th, 2009. 13 HD cameras capture Chimaira releasing their fury for their hometown crowd on a dark and snowy night in December.

Bonus features on the DVD include a 45 minute Resurrection: 'Making of' documentary, a 40 minute home-video footage documentary of never before seen moments, and a live CD featuring 17 tracks recorded at Chimaira's December 30th Christmas show.

Coming Alive cover art] tracklist:

01. The Venom Inside
02. Resurrection
03. Power Trip
04. Empire
05. The Disappearing Sun
06. Severed
07. Destroy and Dominate
08. Six
09. The Dehumanizing Process
10. Dead Inside
11. Painting The White To Grey
12. Nothing Remains
13. Salvation
14. Secrets Of The Dead
15. The Flame
16. Pure Hatred
17. Implements Of Destruction (Included on DVD only)

Presale information coming soon.


Band profile: Chimaira
Posted: 06.06.2010 by Abattoir | Comments (1)

Marionette - UK Tour Dates

Swedish metallers Marionette have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:

"We will embark on a UK headlining tour in October.

Commented bassist and founding member Mikael Medin: "UK fans get ready for some monster shows on our headlining run this October. We took three trips to the UK last year, each being better than the last. Those seeing us for the first time will get a proper evening with Marionette. In addition to extended sets, including fan favorites from Enemies And Spite, we'll play songs we haven't tried out on the road in quite some time. Fans will also see that we've worked hard to upgrade all elements of our show. We'll be announcing more shows in the coming weeks.

As we wind down the touring for Enemies And Spite and begin thinking about the next Marionette album, we are hoping to squeeze in a brand new song we are working on our new vocalist Alexander Andersson. He has not only proven to be an excellent growler, but has a belting clean voice that will floor you live. Get your tickets now and we'll see you in the mosh pit this fall!"

Annouced UK tour dates are as follows:

Oct. 06 - Southampton, UK- Joiners
Oct. 07 - Yeovil, UK - Orange Box
Oct. 10 - Wrexham, UK - Central Station
Oct. 16 - Glasgow, UK - King Tut's
Oct. 17 - London, UK - O2 Bar Academy Islington


Band profile: Marionette
Event: Marionette: "SlaughTour 2010"
Posted: 06.06.2010 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

Testament - Australian Tour Dates

US metallers Testament will embark on an Australian headlining mini tour in August this year. Support on the trek will come from Dreadnaught.

Announced dates are as follows:

Aug. 06 - Melbourne, Australia - Billboard
Aug. 07 - Sydney, Australia - Manning Bar
Aug. 08 - Brisbane, Australia - The HiFi


Band profile: Testament
Event: Testament: Australian Mini Tour
Posted: 06.06.2010 by Abattoir | Comments (2)

Liv Kristine - New Solo Album Details

Norwegian singer Liv Kristine Espenaes Krull (Leaves' Eyes, ex-Theatre Of Tragedy) will release her new solo album, Skintight, via Napalm Records on the following dates:

Aug. 27 - Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Aug. 30 - Rest Of Europe
Aug. 31 - USA, Canada

The "Skintight" digital-download single will be released worldwide on August 6. Skintight was recorded at Mastersound Studio and the artwork of the album was created by Stefan Heilemann.

Skintight cover art] tracklist:

01. Skintight
02. Twofold
03. Train to Somewhere
04. Love in Grey
05. Emotional Catastrophes
06. Life Line
07. Boy at the Window
08. Wonders
09. Versified Harmonies
10. The Rarest Flower
11. One Of Them (Limited Edition Digipack bonus]


Band profile: Leaves' Eyes
Posted: 06.06.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (12)

Witchcurse - Debut Album Details

Greek metallers Witchcurse have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:

"Well maniacs here are some news,few weeks before the release of our first full lenght album!
The title of the album will be Heavy Metal Poison and it will include 11 songs. Some of them will be old tracks re-recorded with some new fresh ideas and the other will be totally new Witchcurse songs! Now we are working on the mix and production of the album and if everything goes well it will be out in june 2010!

There will be 3 different formats of the album:

- Vinyl version: It will be out through Heavy Forces records (Germany).The normal release will be out in 400 black vinyls including 4 pages inlay, poster and sticker. There will be also a die hard version of 100 more vinyls, which will be coloured and they will include patch, 4 pages inlay, poster and sticker!

- CD version: It will be out through Inferno records(France). This edition will include a bonus video which will be our "Curse The False" official video clip. The whole release will have an 8 pages booklet with lyrics and many photos.

- Tape version: It will be out through Dynamite prod/distro (Greece).500 tapes will be out with full layout included lyrics and photos. The first 100 die hard tapes will include as bonus a second tape. We want to keep as surprice the material of this tape.

So just wait a little more and prepared for poisoned by Heavy Metal! Fear the curse of the witch!"

(thanks to Bad English for posting this news)


Posted: 06.06.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (1)

Ill Niño - New Song Online

"Scarred (My Prison)", a new song from US metallers Ill Niño, is available for streaming at the band's MySpace page.

The band added: "We know it's been a while but, we have some great news for you all. At the moment, we are well into the production of our new record. It feels awesome to be back in the studio making new music. Looking back to our first record Revolution, it feels like it was just yesterday. Except it's 2010 & you've stuck with us for almost 10 years! Thank you for being patient. We love you all! This record is going to be worth the wait!"

"Scarred (My Prison)" comes off the band's as yet untitled forthcoming album, which will be released later in the year via Victory Records.


Band profile: Ill Niño
Posted: 06.06.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (0)

Dark Moor - New Album On The Way

Spanish metallers Dark Moor have issued the following update on their official website:

"Hi dudes!

It is a pleasure to inform you good news.

We are currently working on the songwriting of what will be our eighth studio album, which we get to burn in the summer.

In August we will depart for Italy to carry it out with the help of our long time friend and producer Luigi Stefanini from New Sin Studios, and we hope the new work sees the light at the end of this year.

Just tell you that there will be some surprises that we are sure you will like. We are very excited about how things are going out and we believe that is a very important step on our career.

Stay tuned, soon we will forward some other things.

A big hug from the whole band for everyone!



Band profile: Dark Moor
Posted: 05.06.2010 by Kallis Helmi | Comments (13)

Whitechapel - Entire New Album Streaming Online

A New Era Of Corruption, the forthcoming album from US metallers Whitechapel, is available for streaming online in its entirety at this location.

A New Era Of Corruption will be released on June 8 via Metal Blade Records.

A New Era Of Corruption cover art] tracklist:

01. Devolver
02. Breeding Violence
03. The Darkest Day Of Man
04. Reprogrammed To Hate
05. End Of Flesh
06. Unnerving
07. A Future Corrupt
08. Prayer Of Mockery
09. Murder Sermon
10. Nercomechanical
11. Single File To Dehumanization
12. Animus


Band profile: Whitechapel
Posted: 05.06.2010 by ArtiA | Comments (3)