Monthly Archives September 2010

ABACINATE – Vocalist Dies


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ABACINATE has sadly lost their vocalist Jason Sica. Here’s the official statement:

“Abacinate is incredibly sad to announce that on Tuesday morning, September 28th, our vocalist Jason “Plunger” Sica, 25, was found dead. He died at the home of one of his friends, in his hometown of Edison, New Jersey.

Jason was a dear friend and a true brother to all of us. He was an amazing talent, a loving personality, and a true gentleman with a heart of gold. The remaining members of Abacinate are deeply, deeply saddened by his loss. Before his untimely demise, Jay was immortalized on our most recent recording. It is the first and only recording that will actually be released with Jay performing the vocal duties for Abacinate...

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BONDED BY BLOOD – Replace Vocalist


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California (USA) thrash act BONDED BY BLOOD have announced that Mauro Gonzalez from MUTANTS OF WAR will front the band on all upcoming 2010 North American tour dates, following the departure of Jose Barrales. Here’s the official statement:

“After 5 long years of hard work and dedication our vocalist and friend Jose Barrales has decided to part ways with the band due to personal and financial reasons. We all wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors! We have, however, moved forward and found a great replacement for the upcoming tours. He is a friend, fan and a great singer named Mauro Gonzalez from local band Mutants of War...

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HIGH ON FIRE – European Shows With FEAR FACTORY!


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Den Headz, HIGH ON FIRE is happy to announce that they will be touring Europe this December with the mighty FEAR FACTORY.

HIGH ON FIRE supporting FEAR FACTORY

04.12. Gruenspan, Hamburg, Germany
05.12. 013, Tilburg, Holland
06.12. Den Atelier, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
07.12. Trix, Antwerp, Belgium
08.12. Garage, Saarbrucken, Germany
09.12. Arena, Vienna, Austra
11.12. Komplex 457, Zurich, Switzland
12.12. Estragon , Bologna, Italy
13.12. Essigfabrik, Köln, Germany
14.12. Trianon, Paris, France
15.12. Rock City, Nottingham
16.12. QMU, Glasgow
18.12. Manchester Academy, Manchester
19.12. Forum, London
20.12. 02 Academy, Bristol

HIGH ON FIRE released their latest magnum opus “Snakes For The Divine” this year through Century Media Records in Europe...

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CROWBAR – New Dates


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Check out new CROWBAR dates for October! The band entered the studio August 27th to record the long awaited follow-up to Lifesblood for the Downtrodden.

Oct. 01 – New Orleans, LA – Hangar
Oct. 18 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
Oct. 19 – Houston, TX – Numbers
Oct. 21 – Lafayette, LA – Sadie’s Downtown
Oct. 22 – Shreveport, LA – Riverside Warehouse


http://www.crowbarmusic.com/

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BEHEMOTH – Evangelia Heretika DVD Trailer


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BEHEMOTH’s hellish Evangelia Heretika double DVD package plus CD will be released November 5th, 2010.

Vocalist and guitarist Nergal comments; “We’ve been through hell and back to make this release happen. I know we only have a few DVD’s in our catalogue so far but they are not even close to what you are gonna experience with EVANGELIA HERETIKA! Expect approximately 5 hours of essential Behemoth. Long-time Behemoth artistic collaborator, Graal, has provided us with some of his most disturbing and completed visuals to date.”

Watch the trailer below!

BEHEMOTH Evangelia Heretika DVD Content: 3 Discs Featuring 2 full shows (live in Paris 2008 and Live in Warsaw 2009), Every BEHEMOTH music video ever made, Evangelion tour documentary featuring band interviews plus tons of backstag...

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MARYLAND DEATHFEST – Lineup Confirmed


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Death metal act GRAVEHILL has been confirmed to join the lineup for 2011’s Maryland Deathfest. Set to take place May 27 – 29 @ Sonar in Baltimore, MD, Maryland Deathfest is billed America’s biggest metal party of the year.

MDF 2011 Lineup:

AURA NOIR (Norway)
AVULSED (Spain)
BLOOD FREAK
CIANIDE
CREATIVE WASTE (Saudi Arabia)
CRETIN
CRIPPLE BASTARDS (Italy)
DEFEATED SANITY (Germany)
DEVOURMENT
EXHORDER
EXHUMED
GOATSNAKE
GRAVEHILL
HOODED MENACE (Finland)
IMPALED NAZARENE (Finland)
INNUMERABLE FORMS
INQUISITION
THE KILL (Australia)
LAST DAYS OF HUMANITY (Netherlands)
LOCK UP (UK)
MACHETAZO (Spain)
MALIGNANT TUMOUR (Czech Republic)
MAMMOTH GRINDER
MARDUK (Sweden)
NAILS
NEUROSIS
NIGHTBRINGER
NOKTURNEL
ORANGE GOBLIN (UK)
PULLING TEETH
REPUGNANT (Sweden)
WORMED (Spain)


(Source: SMN NEW...

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SONIC SYNDICATE – New Video Premiere


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Den Headz, the brand new video by Swedish modern metal act SONIC SYNDICATE has hit the web – the song is taken from the new album “We Rule The Night”! Watch it here.

http://www.myspace.com/sonicsyndicate

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HELSINKI METAL MEETING 2011 – Details


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The three day Helsinki Metal Meeting will take place at the Cable Factory from February 17-19, 2011. German metal legends ACCEPT will headline the Saturday, February 19th.

More artists will be announced on October 25 and tickets for the event will go on sale on November 1.

The annual confab brings together industry professionals from around the globe, as well as native and international acts at the Cable Factory, in downtown Helsinki.

Myspace.com/finnishmetalexpo

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AMORPHIS – Enter The Studio


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Progressive metal band AMORPHIS have entered Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki to start recording their tenth studio effort, which is set to be released in early 2011 through Nuclear Blast Records.

You can checkout a brief video clip that documents some of the early studio sessions at this location (MP4 file).

http://amorphis.net/

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INFERNAEON – Film New Video, Replace Drummer


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INFERNAEON took some time off from preparing in the Floridian swampland for their upcoming tour with GWAR, to film a video for their cover of Metallica’s, “Creeping Death.” The video was directed by Jack Ass collaborator Mike “The King Of Rock N Roll Debauchery” Busey, at his compound in Florida, which was named by Playboy Magazine as “The Wildest House In America.” The video features appearances by GWAR frontman Orderus Urungus, who provided guest vocals on the track on the album, Penthouse Pet Jessica Walker, snakes, undead women, pyrotechnics and more!

The band has also announced former INTO ETERNITY drummer, Adam Sagan, has replaced Jeremie Kling, who has rejoined THE ABSENSE.

Front man Brian Werner commented on the member change; “We loved working with Jeramie; he is a great fr...

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