DARKEST HOUR: More 'The Eternal Return' Webisodes Released -

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Washington D.C.-based metallers DARKEST HOUR have posted the latest two in a series of clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the band's fifth full-length record, "The Eternal Return". Watch them below.

"The Eternal Return" will be released on June 23 via Victory Records. The CD was produced by Brian McTernan (SENSES FAIL, THRICE, FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES) at his Baltimore, Maryland studio, Salad Days.

"The Eternal Return" track listing:

01. Devolution Of The Flesh
02. Death Worship
03. The Tides
04. No God
05. Bitter
06. Blessed Infection
07. Transcendence
08. A Distorted Utopia
09. Black Sun
10. Into The Grey

Check out the cover artwork below.

The tracks "Devolution Of The Flesh" and "No God" are available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.

The group's last CD, "Deliver Us", was released in July 2007 via Victory Records.





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ATHEIST Confirmed For Mexico's MONTERREY METAL FEST IV

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American technical death metal pioneers ATHEIST have been confirmed for the Monterrey Metal Fest IV, set to take place Wednesday, September 16, 2009 (Mexican Independence Day holiday) at the Santa Lucia Arena in the city of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

CHILDREN OF BODOM (Finland)
SAMAEL (Switzerland)
AMORPHIS (Finland)
WHIPLASH (USA)
ATHEIST (USA)
STRAVAGANZZA (Spain)
MALIGNO (Mexico)
SPLIT HEAVEN (Mexico's "Wacken Metal Battle" winners)

More bands will be announced in the coming days.

Only 3,000 VIP tickets will be made available for the new redesigned metal festival.

Please note that the poster below does not reflect the most recent changes made to the festival billing.

For ore information, visit www.mmf.com.mx.

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SEPULTURA Guitarist Performs On Brazilian TV; Video Available

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SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser performed two songs from his just-released solo album, "Hubris I & II", on Brazil's Radiola TV earier thie week. Watch video footage of the performance below.

Kisser's first-ever solo album, "Hubris I & II", was released on June 15 via Holland's Mascot Records. A two-disc set, the self-produced effort was recorded in part at A Voz do Brasil studio in São Paulo, Brazil.

Kisser previously stated about the album, "I'm very pleased with the result and I'm excited to hear it all done. It was a long process, a learning process and a great experience. It's a musical journey trough the influences I had for last 15 years of my life and at the same time it's very different from everything I did so far."

"Hubris" comes from Greek word "hybris," which means "excessive pride, wanton violence."

"Hubris I & II" track listing:

I:

01. Protest!
02. Euphoria/Desperation
03. Eu Humano
04. The Forum
05. Virgulândia
06. God's Laugh
07. R.H.E.T.
08. Em Busca Do Ouro
09. Lava Sky
10. A Million Judas Iscariotes

II:

01. Sad Soil
02. Worlds Apart
03. Breast Feeding
04. Page
05. Domenicana
06. Vivaldi
07. 0120
08. Armonia
09. Hubris
10. Mythos
11. O Mais Querido

Check out audio samples on Andreas' MySpace page.





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MARDUK: New U.S. Dates Announced

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Swedish black metallers MARDUK have scheduled the following U.S. dates:

Aug. 12 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
Aug. 13 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
Aug. 15 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre (w/ BLACK ANVIL, TOMBS)

MARDUK was scheduled to enter Endarker Studios in Norrköping, Sweden last month to begin recording its eleventh album, due before the end of the year via Regain Records. The CD's release will be followed by a world tour, dubbed "Funeral Nation 2009/2010", which will kick off in Europe.

MARDUK's latest album, "Rom 5:12", was released in North America in May 2007 via Regain/Koch.

MARDUK was formed by guitarist Morgan Steinmeyer Håkansson with the goal of becoming the "most blasphemous band in the world." The group's musical style strarted out as straight-forward, death metal-influenced black metal, but as the years went by progressed into a fast and intense form of black metal.

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THREAT SIGNAL: 'Vigilance' Release Pushed Back To September

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"Vigilance", the sophomore album from Canadian metallers THREAT SIGNAL, has had its European release date (via Nuclear Blast Records) pushed back to September 11 from the previously announced August 28.

The track listing for the CD is as follows:

01. Afterlife
02. Through My Eyes
03. The Beginning Of The End
04. United We Stand
05. Beyond Recognition
06. Another Source Of Light
07. Hate Machine
08. Severed
09. Lost
10. Revision
11. In Repair
12. Escape From Reality
13. To Remember

Check out the cover artwork below.

Two songs from the album — "Beyond Recognition" and "The Beginning Of The End" are available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.

THREAT SIGNAL has just completed a headlining tour with THE AGONIST, FLATLINE and THY WILL BE DONE. Dubbed the "Road to Revision", the run will be followed by another headlining trek this July with THE AUTUMN OFFERING, THE AGONIST and SYBREED. During this tour, THREAT SIGNAL will be debuting material from "Vigilance".

In a recent interview with Spine Language blog, Jon Howard stated about THREAT SIGNAL's decision to play new, as-yet-unreleased material as part of the band's current live performance, "We feel that we've been playing the same show for too long. We've been playing songs from 'Under Reprisal' for almost five years! The reactions have been amazing so far. Sometimes it feels as if they know the songs already! So with that said we have totally broken the rule. We are playing five songs from the new album, 'Vigilance", and six from 'Under Reprisal'. So you get a good blend of new and old. I think people are craving new shit, so even if they do stand and nod their head, I don't care, I know they are just taking it all in!!"

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TENET: 'Sovereign' Artwork Unveiled; First Track Posted Online - June 19, 2009

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TENET, originally the brainchild of guitarist Jed Simon (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, ZIMMER'S HOLE), has throughout the years evolved into a monstrous extreme metal force featuring such illustrious musicians as Steve "Zetro" Souza (EXODUS) on vocals, Glen Alvelais (FORBIDDEN, TESTAMENT) on lead guitar, Byron Stroud (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, FEAR FACTORY) on bass and Gene Hoglan (DEATH, DARK ANGEL, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) on drums.

TENET's debut album, "Sovereign", will be released via Century Media Records on July 20 in Europe and August 11 in North America. The CD's opening track, "Being And Nothingness", has just been made available on the band's MySpace page.

Commented Simon: "After years of work, setbacks, more work, more setbacks...I am so happy that this 'storm in my mind' has finally come to fruition. Yes, I borrowed the 'storm in my mind' quote. From who? You figure it out...

"So, TENET has now become a band. It is no longer 'I.' It has evolved, grown up, become more than I ever thought it would be. Without the help of Zetro, Gene, Glen and Byron, this very well could still be residing in the furthest corner of my brain...

"This album is very personal for me and the anger that has driven it is unlike anything I've ever felt. This album is the shedding of a skin that I had been carrying around far too long.

"TENET has been an obsession for a long time now, and to hear it in its finished state gives me that straight-up fucking headbanging pleasure I miss so much. It's pure. It's visceral. It's intense. It's keyboard free. TENET is metal...no frills, no gimmicks, no whining. Just a bunch of wily veterans showing you how it is supposed to be done!

"This first offering from the album is entitled 'Being And Nothingness'... a righteous fuckin' headbanger of a tune. Put your thrash hat on and enjoy!”

Mixed by Vincent Wojno (MACHINE HEAD, KREATOR, TROUBLE) and mastered by Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, OPETH, ARCH ENEMY), "Sovereign" comes with classy artwork (see below) courtesy of Travis Smith (OPETH, DEATH, NEVERMORE) and "will not only leave any lover of traditional thrash metal impressed but will also make an impact on fans of modern metal sounds without pseudo-trendy ambitions," according to a press release. "If you like your METAL heavy and with a good dose of the 'old school,' then you have found your home on 'Sovereign'!"

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JUDAS PRIEST, L.A. GUNS, LILLIAN AXE Members To Guest On 'The Classic Metal Show'

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JUDAS PRIEST bassist Ian Hill, L.A. GUNS vocalist Jizzy Pearl, LILLIAN AXE guitarist Steve Blaze and FREAKSHOW/M!SS CRAZY vocalist Markus Allen Christopher will be the featured guests on this weekend's (June 20) edition of "The Classic Metal Show".

"The Classic Metal Show" can be heard every Saturday night between 9:00 p.m. EST and 3:00 a.m. EST at www.cmsradio.net.

JUDAS PRIEST has chosen 10 songs not previously released in live album form for its next concert set — "A Touch of Evil: Live", which is due out July 14, in the midst of the band's U.S. summer tour.

"A Touch of Evil" includes live renderings of longtime fan favorites such as "Painkiller", "Dissident Aggressor", "Riding on the Wind", "Between the Hammer & the Anvil" and "Eat Me Alive", as well as "Hellrider" from "Angel of Retribution", the group's 2004 reunion album with frontman Rob Halford, and two tracks — "Death" and "Prophecy" — from last year's rock opera "Nostradamus".

Pearl recently rejoined the Tracii Guns-led version of L.A. GUNS for the band's upcoming summer tour.

Commented Tracii: "We [current L.A. GUNS singer Marty Casey and I] were hoping that we would be touring this summer in support of our new record. But no release date has been set so, we decided to do our own thing until that day comes and also that Big Al [rhythm guitarist Alec Bauer] will not be on this L.A. GUNS tour either and is looking forward to the record coming out."

For a list of upcoming L.A. GUNS tour dates featuring Jizzy Pearl and Tracii Guns, go to this location.

Marty Casey is the former contestant on the hit CBS-TV "reality" show "Rock Star: INXS". The current lineup of L.A. GUNS is rounded out by Jeremy Guns on bass and Chad Stewart on drums.

LILLIAN AXE's new album, "Sad Day On Planet Earth", will be released on June 30 via the Swedish label Blistering Records. The CD is described in a press release as "by far [the band's] strongest album, musically speaking. There are so many different-sounding songs that all forms of radio: Active Rock, Mainstream Rock and Metal radio will embrace this album."

"Sad Day On Planet Earth" will contain 14 songs written by guitarist Steve Blaze.

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EMON HUNTER Announces 'Huntour' Dates

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Seattle metallers DEMON HUNTER have announced four exclusive performances in the U.S. starting in August, dubbed "Huntour 2009". The band will kick off the tour in their hometown before heading to Pomona, California for two mini-festivals. One of the shows will feature the special reunion performance of classic Christian band FOCUSED. The gigs will also feature THROWDOWN (in Pomona) and BLEEDING THROUGH (in Alaska), as well as LIVING SACRIFICE and more to be announced. These will be DEMON HUNTER's only shows of 2009.

The details are as follows:

Aug. 12 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Aug. 14 - Pomona, CA - Glasshouse
Aug. 15 - Pomona, CA - Glasshouse
Sep. 11 - Anchorage, AK - [to be announced]

DEMON HUNTER's latest album for Solid State Records, "Storm The Gates Of Hell", came out in November 2007. The CD was produced by Aaron Sprinkle (EMERY, THE ALMOST). Mixing duties were handled by Machine (LAMB OF GOD, WHITE ZOMBIE, ARMOR FOR SLEEP).

DEMON HUNTER's first album was released in 2002 and remains a classic to the group's loyal "Hunters". "Summer Of Darkness" arrived in 2004, bringing with it fan beloved songs like "Not Ready To Die" and "My Heartstrings Come Undone". "The Triptych" followed just a year later and has sold over 100,000 copies in the United States, featuring the MTV2 "Headbanger's Ball" staples "Undying" and "One Thousand Apologies".



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ARKAEA: 'Locust' Video Released

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"Locust", the debut video from ARKAEA — the new band featuring FEAR FACTORY members Christian Olde Wolbers (guitar) and Raymond Herrera (drums) — can be viewed below. (Note: Video stream may not be available to some non-U.S. residents.) The clip, which will receive its "Headbangers Ball" premiere this Saturday night (June 20-21) at 2:00 a.m. on MTV2, was filmed in downtown Los Angeles.

Commented Herrera: "'Locust' was our first pick for a music video and as the opening track for the [upcoming ARKAEA] album because it really sets the tempo of the album and is a strong track that shows a great introduction to what ARKAEA is all about. We knew that we needed to come out swinging and 'Locust' definitely offers that punch."

Wolbers and Herrera were the featured guests on the June 14, 2009 edition of the nationally syndicated radio program "Speed Freaks".

You can now stream the interview at this location.

ARKAEA will release its debut album, "Years In The Darkness", in Europe through Century Media Records on the following dates:

Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: Friday, July 17
Spain, Portugal: Tuesday, July 21
Sweden, Finland, Hungary: Wednesday, July 22
U.K., France, Greece, Denmark, Norway, Rest Of Europe: Monday, July 20

"Years In The Darkness" is scheduled for release in the U.S. on July 14 via E1 Music (formerly KOCH Records). The CD was produced by Christian Olde Wolbers and ARKAEA and mixed by legendary producer Terry Date, best known for his work with the DEFTONES, SLIPKNOT, WHITE ZOMBIE, SOUNDGARDEN and PANTERA. The album was mastered at Sterling Sound by Ted Jensen, who mastered FEAR FACTORY's gold-certified 1998 release "Obsolete".

Singer Jon Howard (THREAT SIGNAL) describes ARKAEA's familiar-yet-innovative sound: "Chris and Ray have been writing together for many years, so the music does have a lot of FEAR FACTORY elements. However, we've been open to trying different things. It basically fuses what I have been doing vocally in THREAT SIGNAL with driving FEAR FACTORY rhythms, along with some of our own experimentation. The idea behind the project is to be heavy, but maintain melody at the same time. We have crazy riffs, but some grooving choruses as well. It's a great mix."

Howard has been a part of the FEAR FACTORY family ever since Wolbers served as producer for THREAT SIGNAL's debut, "Under Reprisal". Given that connection, the chemistry was there the instant the band started jamming. Howard has managed to push himself as a singer with the help of the veteran musicians. "I always try to do new things and experiment with my voice, and this project has been challenging," said Howard. "It always takes a little time to get comfortable working with new people and a new style of music, but I got over that really fast with Christian and Raymond, and I feel very comfortable where we're going right now."

"Years In The Darkness" track listing:

01. Locust
02. Beneath the Shades of Grey
03. Years in the Darkness
04. Gone Tomorrow
05. Awakening
06. Black Ocean
07. Break the Silence
08. Lucid Dreams
09. My Redemption
10. War Within
11. The World As One
12. Rise Today
13. Away From the Sun





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RIGGER THE BLOODSHED Interviewed At U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival; Video Available

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Terrorizer magazine's Jenn Selby conducted an interview with the British death/grind band TRIGGER THE BLOODSHED at this year's Download festival, which was held June 12-14 at Donington Park, United Kingdom. Watch the four-minute chat below.

"The Great Depression", the second album from TRIGGER THE BLOODSHED, was released on April 14 via Metal Blade Records. The CD was self-produced by TRIGGER THE BLOODSHED at Red House Farm and Cherry Wood studios, was mixed by Karl Groom at Thin Ice Studios, and was mastered by Dave at The Digital Audio Company.

Formed in late 2006 in Bath England by Rob Purnell and Martyn Evans, TRIGGER THE BLOODSHED has been creating some of the most extreme music in death metal, forging the new with the old school. Their blistering blast filled death metal is a devastating aural assault earning them the title of the U.K.'s heaviest band.

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DREAM THEATER Drummer Schedules In-Store Appearances

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DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy has scheduled the following in-store appearances during August:

August 2 - 2:30 p.m.
Daddy's Junky Music - Boston
165 Mass Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
617-247-0909

August 4 - 2:30 p.m.
Daddy's Junky Music - Albany
1170 Central Ave.
Village Sq. Shopping Center
Colonie, NY 12205
518-452-9431

August 11 - 2:30 p.m.
Gagne & Frere
393 Raoul-Jobin St
Quebec QC G1K 1M9
418.525.8601

DREAM THEATER's new album, "Black Clouds & Silver Linings", is scheduled for release on June 23 via Roadrunner Records.

DREAM THEATER commenced work on "Black Clouds & Silver Linings" — the band's second for Roadrunner, following up 2007's "Systematic Chaos" — in October of last year.

Portnoy and guitarist John Petrucci are once again at the helm as producers, while Paul Northfield mixed the record.

"Black Clouds & Silver Linings" track listing:

01. A Nightmare to Remember
02. A Rite of Passage
03. Wither
04. The Shattered Fortress
05. The Best of Times
06. The Count of Tuscany

Portnoy previously stated about the upcoming CD, "Imagine a DREAM THEATER album with 'A Change Of Seasons', 'Octavarium', 'Learning To Live', 'Pull Me Under' and 'The Glass Prison'... all on one album... COULD YOU HANDLE IT?? Excited? I sure am!!!!"

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SONATA ARCTICA: North American Headlining Shows Announced -

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Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA will play a handful of headlining dates prior to and at the end of their North American tour with DRAGONFORCE. These shows will be the only SONATA ARCTICA headlining gigs until next spring.

The details are as follows:

Sep. 17 - San Marcos, CA - Jumping Turtle
Oct. 12 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theater
Oct. 13 - Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater
Oct. 15 - London, ONT (Canada) - Music Hall
Oct. 16 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's Down Under
Oct. 17 - Louisville, KY - Uncle Pleasants
Oct. 18 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave

Tickets are available now exclusively through EnterTheVault.com until July 10 at which point they go onsale through all normal ticketing systems.

No more dates will be added.

SONATA ARCTICA is currently putting the finishing touches on its new album, tentatively due in the fall. Keyboardist Henrik "Lance" Klingenberg previously described the band's new material as "a bit darker and maybe not so complex as [2007's] 'Unia'. Nevertheless, it's definitely not a back-to-the-roots album with fast power metal. All the trademark SONATA stuff is on there, solos, lots of singing some slower songs."

Recorded and mixed at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, "Unia" — which was certified gold in Finland for sales in excess of 15,000 copies — landed on the following international album charts: Finland - #1; Japan - #7; Sweden - #27; Germany - #35; Switzerland - #40; Austria - #62. The "Paid in Full" single also secured the #1 single position in the band's native land.

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METALLICA: Ottawa Show Rescheduled

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METALLICA's web site has been updated with the following message:

"For all of our friends with tickets to the sold-out show in Ottawa [Ontario, Canada] on October 29, we hope that date is on your calendar in pencil! We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but that show has changed dates and we will now be at Scotiabank Place five days later on November 3. Of course, your tickets will be good then, and if you cannot join us on the new date, you may return your tickets to the place you purchased them for a full refund. And for your trouble, everyone who attends the show on November 3 will receive a voucher for a free mp3 of this show that can be redeemed at LiveMetallica.com.

"We're happy to report that it has nothing to do with oysters, but can only tell you right now that the date change is due to a scheduling conflict with a very cool event coming up around that time. We wanted to let you know about the new date in Ottawa [as soon as possible], but we've been sworn to secrecy on all other fronts, so check back here... more details in mid-to-late July."

As previously reported, METALLICA will play a benefit concert for the Marin County Museum in San Rafael, California this September, according to the Contra Costa Times. The announcement was made by frontman James Hetfield in a video screened at a museum gala last week for the "Marin Rocks" exhibition, where attendees paid $200 a ticket to raise funds for the project. The museum pulled the project from its original intended location in a downtown space owned by the local Masonic Lodge, citing concerns over the cost of renovating the space, its size, and the length of the lease that the Lodge was offering.

The museum is now looking for a new and larger space for the exhibition, which will tentatively open next spring and showcase Marin Country's rich rock history.

Also appearing in the video with Hetfield was JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro. Hetfield and METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich both live in Marin and send their children to local schools.

The METALLICA show will be the first in the county by the group, who are likely to play at the 2,000-seat Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium.

Museum executive director Merry Alberigi said, "METALLICA very much supports the 'Marin Rocks' project, and especially the educational programs to be offered for our youth. They have kids in school here in Marin County and they want to give back."

METALLICA is currently touring in Europe but will launch a North American trek in September.

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NICKO MCBRAIN: 'The Drive And Energy And Bond Of IRON MAIDEN Is Primarily The Music'

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Jen Guyre of the Rhapsody Blog recently conducted an interview with IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain. An excerpt from the chat follows below.

Rhapsody Blog: Take us through "Flight 666".

McBrain: What can I say, other than "what a great movie?" A bunch of hooligans going out on the road, and we had a bunch of hooligan frickin' documentary makers with us filming it. It was kind of mixed emotions and little bit of worry about having somebody come out living with us on the road with a camera for two months, because we are very private people. But as it was such a historical tour in that no other band in the world had ever customized a 757 to take 12 tons of gear, and customized the upstairs for seating arrangements for the crew, the band, friends, media and all that whatnot, it was decided that we needed to document that. And then it was suggested that we take these guys along to see a little bit of the inner workings of IRON MAIDEN, i.e., the way the guys tick. It isn't another live DVD of MAIDEN playing somewhere; it's a documentary-cum-concert-footage [documenting] the adventure we went on known as "Somewhere Back in Time". And Sam Dunn and Scotty McFadyen did an absolutely phenomenal job for us. Although we had a little bit of trepidation about having them out, we're proud to say that they're part of our family now.

Rhapsody Blog: What's your response to the film?

McBrain: It's stunning — brilliant. Not only were the little bits and bobs about what we do in our downtime (there were a few party scenes of us enjoying ourselves and whatnot), but the footage of the shows — the actual concert footage — I've never seen anything so stunning from IRON MAIDEN in the past. Even "Rock in Rio", which was a phenomenal piece of film, didn't have this quality of ... I don't know what it was, I can't put my finger on it; they just did a splendid job. They really stepped up to the plate and made everyone look great — especially the drummer, I mean he's a good-looking bloke anyway, but ... [laughs]

Rhapsody Blog: What do you hope fans take away from this film?

McBrain: It's more the humanity of what IRON MAIDEN's all about. They get to see the inside workings of IRON MAIDEN; they get to see the blood, sweat and tears, and I think they also take away what [the fans] mean to us. This movie to me is about the fans, it really is — it shows you the love, the passion, the sweat, the heartache. And it shows you what we do with our passion and what we believe is the essence of IRON MAIDEN, which is the six of us going onstage and playing a show.

Rhapsody Blog: And you guys really get along as a family...

McBrain: I'm 26 years in the band — I still haven't gotten my gold watch for 25 years, and I'm really frickin' pissed off about it [laughs] — no, but it shows you what we believe in as individuals and collectively as IRON MAIDEN: we love the music. I have this old analogy: it's like a love affair, and the sex is the music and in this case it's very much like that. Of course we have our ups and downs — there's nothing really in the film that shows you that there's arguments going on. The arguments that we have are normally very trivial; there's only been one or two instances where tempers were flared. It's just total respect and love, you know? The drive and energy and bond of IRON MAIDEN is primarily the music, and we all really get on well with one another. I love all the guys. It's nothing gay — I will put my arm around them and kiss them on the cheek, but there's no tongue [laughs heartily]. But you know, that's the thing — when you started off as a kid playing music, this is the bunch of guys you strived to meet and play your music with. We're all on the same level on the playing field. No one's above anyone else's station. Everybody's equal to what they're doing because you're all so much a part of each other; we're all one-sixth of each other. And that's, I think, the difference — that and the fact that it's class, quality and panache. It really is that to me.

Read the entire interview from the Rhapsody Blog.



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MÖTLEY CRÜE: Quality Footage From DOWNLOAD Festival Available

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Quality video footage of MÖTLEY CRÜE performing the song "Dr. Feelgood" on June 12, 2009 at the Download festival at Donington Park, United Kingdom can be viewed below.

MÖTLEY CRÜE will perform its classic 1989 album, "Dr. Feelgood", in its entirety on Crüe Fest 2, the sophomore outing of the band's summer festival tour, which kicks off on July 19 in Camden, New Jersey and concludes on September 5 in Darien Lake, New York.

The two-disc DVD set containing footage from last year's inaugural edition of Crüe Fest sold 7,000 copies in its first week of release to debut at position No. 1 on Billboard's Top Music Videos chart. The set contains the full CRÜE concert from on August 28, 2008 at Toronto, Ontario, Canada's Molson Amphitheatre along with select tracks from the other bands that took part in the festival — BUCKCHERRY, PAPA ROACH, TRAPT and SIXX: A.M..

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ANTHRAX Headines Second Stage At 'Metal Hammer Golden Gods';

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Veteran metal band ANTHRAX headlined the HMS Hammer second stage earlier tonight (Monday, June 15) at this year's Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards. Now in its second year, the Golden Gods second stage invited 300 lucky metalheads on board HMS Hammer, which sailed up and down the river Thames for three hours docking at Indigo2 and depositing the bands — ANTHRAX alongside support acts CLUTCH, TRIGGER THE BLOODSHED and MALEFICE — and fans on board in time for the start of the award show.

In honor of the legends that headlined this year's second stage, Metal Hammer magazine rebranded the boat HMS Anthrax.

Watch fan-filmed video footage of ANTHRAX's performance below.

Dave Fortman, a former member of UGLY KID JOE who has also worked with artists such as MUDVAYNE, EVANESCENCE, and SLIPKNOT, began mixing ANTHRAX's new album, "Worship Music", last month in a New Orleans studio. The CD, now set for a fall release, is the band's first studio effort in six years and marks the recording debut of new lead vocalist Dan Nelson.

ANTHRAX will return to the U.S. to headline the first night of the third-annual, four-day Rocklahoma festival on July 9 in Prior, OK.

Two thousand and nine marks the 25th anniversary of ANTHRAX's debut release, "Fistful of Metal". To celebrate, Megaforce Records released a limited-edition (only 2,000 copies were made) vinyl release of the album last week, on May 12, 2009. The package is spread over three 10-inch records in a tri-fold die cut jacket, and includes the group's 1985 EP, "Armed and Dangerous". The "Fistful of Metal" vinyl limited edition reissue retails for $39.98 and is available at ANTHRAX's official web site, Anthrax.com, Amazon.com and record stores across the U.S.

Metal Hammer heard four tracks ("Burn The Past", "Earth On Hell", "New Noise" and "Bleed") from "Worship Music" and has posted a short review at this location. Other songtitles set to appear on the album include "Vampires", "Crawl", "The Devil You Know", "The Giant" and "Fight 'em 'Til You Can't". The album was produced by Caggiano and ANTHRAX.

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, GLENN HUGHES, JASON BONHAM To Perform At GUITARFEST, DRUMFEST

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Yngwie Malmsteen, Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH), Jason Bonham (LED ZEPPELIN) and Jason Bittner (SHADOWS FALL) are among the musicians that will appear at the Guitarfest and Drumfest 2009, set to take place at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, England on July 11 and July 12, respectively. On July 13, Stick it to MS, an attempt on the world record for the largest full-drum-kit ensemble, hopes to gather more than 600 drummers playing in unison in aid of multiple sclerosis.

Artists confirmed to play at the event are as follows:

Guitarfest:

Yngwie Malmsteen
Glenn Hughes
(performing with an all-star band)
Jennifer Batten
Doug Wimbish
(performing with Will Calhoun)
STONE GODS
Jerry Donahue
Sarah Jory


Drumfest:

Simon Phillips
Jason Bonham
Carmine Appice
Jojo Mayer
Will Calhoun
Jason Bittner


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PRIMAL FEAR Bassist Talks '16.6'

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Metal Asylum recently conducted an interview with bassist Mat Sinner of German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

Metal Asylum: The last two PRIMAL FEAR albums, "New Religion" and "Seven Seals", contained a lot of orchestral sounds. How much of that carried over to "16.6"?

Mat: Not much, because we have two guitar players that are absolutely outstanding, great guys, and we wanted to get back to more guitar-based songs like we had on "Nuclear Fire" and "Black Sun". We wanted to be more prominent in the guitar sound on "16.6", and with Henny Wolter and Magnus Karlsson, it was so easy to achieve that. I think there are only three songs that have the orchestrations. See, if PRIMAL FEAR is playing live, we are a metal band, and if you take all this orchestral stuff too far, then we either have to hire a keyboard player or even a string section to make the songs sound as they should on the album. So, if we took this idea too far we would have to make a decision, either go more metal or more orchestrated. With "New Religion", we were crossing the line to somewhere we didn't want to go. So we had to go back more to where our strengths were, and with Henny back in the band as a full-time member and as a songwriter, it was important to go in a more "Nuclear Fire" vibe.

Metal Asylum: What does the title "16.6 (Before The Devil Knows You're Dead)" signify?

Mat: Well, we had a lot of time to work on this album and as a result we wanted to come with a creative title, a riddle, instead of something that was completely predictable, like "Riding the Eagle", for example. And every journalist in the world asked me about this title, so we gave people something to think about. (laughs) The number 16.6 has something to do with the band, its not a birthday, not a release date, nothing from the Bible. It has something in common with the band and people familiar with the band and this code will figure out what it means.

Metal Asylum: Tom Naumann played guitar on the PRIMAL FEAR debut, "Jaws of Death", "Devil's Ground", and "Seven Seals". Henny Wolter is on "16.6", "New Religion", and what are my two favorites, "Nuclear Fire" and "Black Sun". What have both guitarists brought to PRIMAL FEAR's music?

Mat: They stay fresh and have time to rest, haha… No, we never would have had Henny leave after the "Black Sun" tour if he didn't have problems with his family. With Henny, it was a real professional split; Henny is one of the most friendliest people in the business and a great guy to have on stage with you. So it was a heavy loss when Henny left and we tried to get Tom back in the band, back in shape, and give him a second chance, which was very difficult for us. But Henny gave us a notice he was ready to come back to the band, record and tour with us. Henny is absolutely the PRIMAL FEAR guitarist we want to play with. As far as what Tom and Henny have brought to the music, Tom and Henny's playing are very similar; Henny is a little more diverse and his riffs are a little more complicated. But the playing is really really similar. Both are Les Paul players, both are very experienced. In my view, Henny is a little more grown up and has better character.

Metal Asylum: Do you ever see Tom returning to the band again?

Mat: No, never.

Read the entire interview from Metal Asylum.



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MR. BIG: European Tour Dates Announced

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The reunited original lineup of MR. BIG will tour Europe in September and October. Confirmed dates are as follows:

Sep. 04 - Rock Cafe Tallinn, Estonia
Sep. 06 - Nosturi Helsinki, Finland
Sep. 07 - Berns Stockholm, Sweden
Sep. 09 - Train Aarhus, Denmark
Sep. 10 - Essigfabrik Koln, Germany
Sep. 12 - Shepherds Bush Empire London, UK
Sep. 13 - Hof Ter Lo Antwerp, Belgium
Sep. 15 - 013 Tilburg, The Netherlands
Sep. 16 - Bataclan Paris, France
Sep. 18 - La Riviera Madrid, Spain
Sep. 19 - Rockstar Live Bilbao, Spain
Sep. 21 - Bikini Barcelona, Spain
Sep. 22 - Alcatraz Milan, Italy
Sep. 24 - Z7 Pratteln, Switzerland
Sep. 25 - Tonhalle Munich, Germany
Sep. 27 - Diesel Club/Petfi Hall Budapest, Hungary
Sep. 28 - Planet Music/Gasometer Vienna, Austria
Sep. 30 - Roxy Prague, Czech Republic
Oct. 01 - Tobakken Esbjerg, Denmark

MR. BIG released a new "best-of" album titled "Next Time Around" on April 29 through WHD Entertaiment. The collection includes songs that were voted on by fans and contains two previously unreleased songs, "Next Time Around" (2009 remastered version) and "Hold Your Head Up" (2009 remastered version). It was made available as a limited deluxe edition with a bonus DVD.

In a recent interview with BigMusicGeek.com, bassist Billy Sheehan stated about the band's decision to reunite, "One of the beginnings of that was when (guitarist) Paul (Gilbert) played on (my solo record) 'Holy Cow' on the song 'Dynamic Exhilarator'. It was the first time we had worked in a studio together since we had been in MR. BIG together. We jammed a zillion times and we hang out together a lot because we're both here in L.A., but we never actually thought about working together. When he came in to do the solo on 'Dynamic Exhilarator', we had a blast. It was awesome. He did a great, great solo. The first one is amazing and the second one somehow tops it (laughs). So after that, we had a little more organized jam here in L.A. when he played with his band. Richie Kotzen was there and Pat Torpey was there and we played a couple of MR. BIG songs. The crowd went out of their minds and we were like, 'The only thing that could top this is if (vocalist) Eric (Martin) was here.' So a couple of e-mails started floating back and forth and the next thing you know, we said, 'Well, let's get together and have dinner just to hang,' and right at that point, we just said, 'Yeah, let's just do it.. The good thing about it is that nobody dangled cash in front of us. It didn't come from outside of us. It wasn't where someone had an idea and said, 'Yeah, let's put your band back together. Let's put you on a bus somewhere for six months before you break up again.' So it actually came from us, from our desire to really want to play together again and how much we loved the band. It was self-generated and organic in that respect, so now it's going to happen again."

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POSSESSED Schedules One-Off Hollywood Show

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Reactivated California death metal pioneers POSSESSED — featuring sole original member Jeff Becerra (vocals) backed by members of California's SADISTIC INTENT — will play a special one-off show on December 13, 2009 at the Key Club in West Hollywood, California.

Tickets are on sale now exclusively through EnterTheVault.com until July 5, at which point they will be made available through all normal ticketing systems.

In the October 2008 issue of Guitar World magazine, Becerra talked candidly about the 1989 shooting that left him paralyzed from the chest down, his battle with drugs and alcohol, the early days of the Bay Area thrash metal scene and his future as a wheelchair-bound frontman for the death metal legends.

Regarding the robbery that left him paralyzed, Becerra said: "The first bullet went into my chest about six inches above the nipple, went through the lung and stuck on the inside of my spine. I put my hand up as I was going down, and the second bullet clipped the top of my ring finger off. But at least it didn't hit me in the head. So I was on the ground, and the first guy put the gun to my head and pulled the trigger, and the gun jammed — luckily for me, some criminals don't know how to clean their automatic weapons."

On performing at the 2007 Wacken Open Air festival in Germany, Becerra told Guitar World: "The show was amazing, and it was a great way for me to get back into the scene — but I was terrified, just shaking onstage in front of like 60,000 people. It was really emotional for me to be back out there, and I was really hoping that people wouldn't look at the chair and see 'poor Jeff.' I just didn't want to make a fool of myself and of the POSSESSED name — I didn't want to lose the only thing I ever was, you know?"

Guitar World has posted exclusive interview outtakes and photos of Jeff at this location.

Jeff Becerra interviewed at last year's edition of the Jalometalli festival, which was held August 15-16, 2008 at Club Teatria in Oulu, Finland:

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IRON MAIDEN, SLIPKNOT, SAXON, DEF LEPPARD Honored At 'Metal Hammer Golden Gods'

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British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN were honored with the "Golden God" and "Best UK Band" awards at last night's Metal Hammer Golden Gods event, which was held at the IndigO2 venue in South London, England.

SLIPKNOT also picked up two awards — "Best International Band" and "Best Live Band" — while DEF LEPPARD won the Legends gong.

Metal Hammer publisher Chris Ingham says, "With the launch of the Revolver Golden God Awards in Los Angeles this year, the Golden Gods have made the final transition to become the most important rock and metal awards in the world. We have always been proud defenders of the faith in the U.K. and we'll continue to honor the metal greats no matter what."

The full list of winners is as follows:

Best New Band: FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
Best Underground Band: BEHEMOTH
Best Metal Label: Roadrunner
Spirit Of Metal: SAXON
The Dimebag Darrel Shredder Award: Herman Li/Sam Toteman (DRAGONFORCE)
Event Of The Year: Download
Legends Award: DEF LEPPARD
Best Breakthrough Act: AMON AMARTH
Best Album: LAMB OF GOD - "Wrath"
Metal As Fuck: ANVIL
Inspiration: EMPEROR
Riff Lord: Steve Vai
Best Live Band: SLIPKNOT
Best International Band: SLIPKNOT
Best UK Band: IRON MAIDEN
Golden God: IRON MAIDEN

More information is available at this location.

Check out photos from Wire Image.

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE: Video Interview With JUSTIN FOLEY

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Todd Cardini of HeavyMetalSource.com conducted an interview with drummer Justin Foley of Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE during the band's Music As A Weapon IV tour with DISTURBED on April 21, 2009 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Watch the six-minute chat below.

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's self-titled fourth album is scheduled for release on June 30 via Roadrunner Records.

Stop by any Hot Topic location on Friday, June 19 at 7:00 p.m. to hear the CD before its release. If you pre-order your copy of the album during the listening party, you'll get a special gift!** Plus, receive 10% off your entire purchase during the listening party!*

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"This album will be the death of me," vocalist Howard Jones recently told RollingStone.com. "There was nothing comfortable about it for any of us," he said of making the record, most of which took place in Atlanta under the watchful eye of superproducer Brendan O'Brien (BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, AC/DC, PEARL JAM), marking the first time KILLSWITCH guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz has stepped aside for an outside producer.

"We're known for being a pretty positive band — we're almost a self-help band," Jones said. "I feel like Tony Robbins or something. We're known for anthems, but this time I really tried to write from a different place. I've got enough to draw on to write some stuff that can be dark. Maybe there's still a hint of positivity in it, but there are some songs on there that are not positive at all."

"Killswitch Engage" will feature the following track listing:

01. Never Again
02. Starting Over
03. The Forgotten
04. Reckoning
05. The Return
06. A Light In A Darkened World
07. Take Me Away
08. I Would Do Anything
09. Save Me
10. Lost
11. This Is Goodbye

Bonus tracks (deluxe edition):

12. In A Dead World
13. My Curse [Live]
14. Rose Of Sharyn [Live]
15. Holy Diver [Live]

Disc Two - DVD (deluxe edition):

01. "Making Of" Footage
02. Interviews

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE will spend the summer touring as a main-stage attraction on the second annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.

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THE GATES OF SLUMBER, COUNT RAVEN Confirmed For Germany's HAMMER OF DOOM Festival

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THE GATES OF SLUMBER, THE LAMP OF THOTH, COUNT RAVEN and DARK FOREST have been confirmed for the second installment of the Hammer Of Doom festival, set to take place October 17, 2009 at Posthalle in Würzburg, Germany.

The complete festival billing is as follows:

TROUBLE (USA)
DEATH ROW (USA)
PAGAN ALTAR (UK)
COUNT RAVEN (SWE)
THE GATES OF SLUMBER (USA)
THE LAMP OF THOTH (UK)
ATLANTEAN KODEX (GER)
DARK FOREST (UK)

For more information, visit www.myspace.com/hammerofdoomfestival.

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RAM: European Tour Dates Announced

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RAM, the traditional Gothenburg, Sweden-based heavy metal band featuring Morgan Pettersson (ex-B-THONG), has scheduled the following dates:

Aug. 14 - Elterlein, Germany - Thunders over Miriquidi Festival
Aug. 15 - Slovenia - Paranoid Open Air
Oct. 16 - Berlin, Germany - K17
Oct. 17 - Uelsen, Germany - HdJ
Oct. 18 - Lennestadt, Germany - Stadtschänke
Oct. 20 - Crailsheim, Germany - Die Eiche
Oct. 21 - Frankfurt, Germany - Die Halle
Oct. 22 - Oberhausen, Germany - Helvete
Oct. 23 - Gent, Belgium - The Frontline
Oct. 24 - Lille, France - La Chimere
Oct. 25 - Den Haag, Netherlands - Paard van Troje
Oct. 26 - Hamburg, Germany - Ballroom

RAM will release its second album, "Lightbringer", on June 19 via Germany's AFM Records. The CD was produced by Johan Reivén and was mixed at Studio Bongo in the group's hometown. The follow-up to 2005's "Forced Entry" was mastered at Studio Bohus Mastering by Dragan Tanaskovic.

"Lightbringer" track listing:

01. Crushing The Dwarf Of Ignorance
02. Lightbringer
03. In Victory
04. Awakening the Chimaera
05. Ghost Pilot (MI II)
06. Suomussalmi (The Few Of Iron)
07. Blood God
08. Titan
09. The Elixir
10. Prelude to Death

Check out the cover artwork below.

The song "Awakening the Chimaera", which features guest vocals by E from Swedish black metallers WATAIN, can be heard on the group's MySpace page.

Commented the band: "Compared to 'Forced Entry', the 'Lightbringer' album is a step in many directions for us. 'Forced Entry' was a very straightforward (in RAM terms) heavy metal album. 'Lightbringer' is more concept-orientated and it displays an array of different themes that are noticeable in song writing, lyrics and throughout the production. Including a horror mantra that features Mexican poet Adelaida Caballero performing one of her profound, surrealistic and magick poems, this album offers hard and heavy but quite unorthodox heavy metal songs that features many twists and different parts, along with melancholic and very melodic pieces. E from the infamous black metal band WATAIN is featured on one track which is a modern heavy black metal track and he lays down some sinister vocals indeed. Something as unusual as a metal horror opera, 'The Elixir' features a macabre tale in vein of Edgar Allan Poe's work. Our most epic track to date and also the longest RAM song ever recorded is a song about the battle at Suomussalmi in 1939 during the Finnish winter war."

RAM's full-length debut, "Forced Entry", was recorded at Black Path studios and was mixed at Gothenburg's Brewhouse facility. Mastering duties were handled by Göran Finnberg.



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MEGADETH Mainman's Canadian Heritage -

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MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has told the Edmonton Sun that he just found out his heritage can be traced back to the Great White North.

"My sister was doing some genealogy research and she found we were Canadian at one time," said the 47-year-old Mustaine. "My mom was German and my dad was French-Irish, and my dad's side of the family migrated down from Canada at one point.

"When my sister told me that, I thought that was awesome. I've had a Canadian guy in the band for five years now, and I just love that. I used to have two but one retired. So, anyway I went up to Shawn (Drover, the band's Canadian drummer) and told him. He said, 'I knew you were cool for some reason, eh? Now give me some money.' "


MEGADETH and SLAYER — two of the bands that defined the thrash/metal genre — will perform together for the first time in more than 15 years when they co-headline four shows in Canada in late June. The tour, dubbed "Canadian Carnage", will also feature MACHINE HEAD and SUICIDE SILENCE, and will see MEGADETH and SLAYER each closing two of the four shows.

The dates are as follows:

June 24 - GM Place, Vancouver, BC
June 26 - Rexall, Edmonton, AB
June 27 - Saddledome, Calgary, AB
June 29 - MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB

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BEHEMOTH's North America Tour Schedule

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Jun 29 2009 5:30P
Le Medley Headlining Montreal, Quebec
Jun 30 2009 7:00P
Opera House Toronto
Jul 5 2009 7:00P
The Starlite Room - Summer Slaughter! Edmonton, Alberta
Jul 6 2009 3:00P
The Whiskey - Summer Slaughter! Calgary, Alberta
Jul 7 2009 2:00P
Kintting Factory - Summer Slaughter! Spokane, Washington
Jul 10 2009 8:00P
Sleep Train Amphitheatre Marysville, California
Jul 11 2009 8:00P
Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View, California
Jul 12 2009 8:00P
Glen Helen Blockbuster Pavillion San Bernadino, California
Jul 14 2009 8:00P
White River Amphitheater Auburn, Washington
Jul 15 2009 7:00P
Roseland Theater Portland, Oregon
Jul 17 2009 8:00P
Cricket Pavillion Phoenix, Arizona
Jul 18 2009 8:00P
Journal Pavilion Albuquerque, New Mexico
Jul 19 2009 8:00P
Coors Ampitheatre Fiddlers Green Englewood, Colorado
Jul 20 2009 6:00P
Slowdown w/Cannibal Corpse Omaha, Nebraska
Jul 21 2009 8:00P
Sandstone Amphitheater Kansas City, Kansas
Jul 22 2009 8:00P
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Maryland Heights, Missouri
Jul 23 2009 8:00P
New Daisy Theater Memphis, Tennessee
Jul 24 2009 8:00P
Lakewood Amphitheater Atlanta, Georgia
Jul 25 2009 8:00P
Verizon Wireless Music Centre Noblesville, Indiana
Jul 26 2009 8:00P
First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Tinley Park, Illinois
Jul 29 2009 8:00P
Toyota Pavilion Scranton, Pennsylvania
Jul 30 2009 7:00P
London Music Hall - Headlining London, Ontario
Jul 31 2009 8:00P
Blossom Music Center Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Aug 1 2009 8:00P
Post Gazette Pavillion Burgettstown, Pennsylvania
Aug 2 2009 8:00P
DTE Energy Music Theatre Clarkston, Michigan
Aug 3 2009 7:00P
Water Street Music Hall (Headlining) Rochester, New York
Aug 4 2009 8:00P
Tweeter Center for the Perf. Arts Boston, Massachusetts
Aug 6 2009 8:00P
Virginia Beach Amphitheater Virginia Beach, Virginia
Aug 7 2009 8:00P
Susquehanna Bank Center Camden, New Jersey
Aug 8 2009 8:00P
New England Dodge Music Center Hartford, Connecticut
Aug 9 2009 8:00P
Nissan Pavilion Washington, Washington DC
Aug 10 2009 7:00P
Ground Zero w/Cannibal Corpse Spartanburg, South Carolina
Aug 11 2009 8:00P
Ford Amphitheatre Tampa, Florida
Aug 12 2009 8:00P
Sound Advice Amphitheater West Palm Beach, Florida
Aug 14 2009 8:00P
AT&T Center San Antonio, Texas
Aug 15 2009 8:00P
Superpages.com Center Dallas, Texas
Aug 22 2009 10:00P
Hodokvas Festival Minikvas Modra
Sep 12 2009 8:00P
Caos Emergente - Open Air Festival Recarei-Paredes

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KARL SANDERS’ Special Guest Appearance on new EX DEO album!

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EX DEO, the new Roman themed band featuring Maurizio Iacono of KATAKLYSM announced that Karl Sanders (NILE) makes a special guest appearance on the new album, Romulus where Karl laid down a ripping solo on the track "The Final War (The Battle Of Actium)" which deals with Antony and Cleopatra's defiance of Octivian in Egypt.

From June 15th until June 18th, fans will be able to listen to entire album exclusively on the band’s MySpace page! Click here: http://myspace.com/exdeo

Make sure to check out the track “The Final War (The Battle of Actium)” where Karl Sanders laid down a ripping solo!
Commented Maurizio Iacono: "It's an honor for me that such talented musicians and friends lent their art for a couple songs on this album. I only asked a few selected people that had involvement with history through their music and related to this band's concept, so I salute them for contributing to Rome's rise and they shall be amply rewarded for it."

EX DEO recently tapped renowned director Stanimir "Staca" Lukic to helm the video for the title track of the group's upcoming debut album, Romulus. The clip was filmed in early March in Belgrade, Serbia where the magic of Rome was recreated.

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