Australia’s Soundwave Revolution Tour Officially Cancelled

The organizers of the Soundwave Revolution Festival in Australia have confirmed the rumors that the event has been cancelled. Bands scheduled to appear at the event included Alice Cooper and the reunited Van Halen. A statement from the organizers reads as follows:

“It is with great sadness that we announce the cancellation of the Revolution Festival.

“Many of the festival bands will still be coming to Australia in that time period and team up to bring you some very special shows. These will include multi band/mini festival line-ups in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. We will be announcing these events in the next 7 days.

“Tickets purchased online will be refunded automatically as soon as it can be processed. If you purchased from an outlet, refunds will be available next week from point of purchase.”

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Forbidden And Axel Rudi Pell Confirmed For Wacken 2012

The organisers of Wacken Open Air, one of the biggest heavy metal festivals in Germany, has announced the addition of two more bands for next year’s edition of the event. Bay Area thrash metal veterans Forbidden will be performing, as will German guitar virtuoso Axel Rudi Pell. The event will take place in Wacken from August 2nd – 4th 2012 and thus far includes the following bands:

Amon Amarth
Axel Rudi Pell
Cradle Of Filth
Forbidden
Gamma Ray
Hammerfall
Ministry
Scorpions
U.D.O.

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God Forbid Signs With Victory Records

New Jersey based metalcore outfit God Forbid has announced that the band has signed with Victory Records, which has given the band a merchandising, publishing and recording deal.

Speaking on the deal, drummer Corey Pierce comments, “We are so excited to be a part of the Victory family. We are very proud to bring our music to all the maniacs out there who are fans of the band as well as this label. We look forward to starting a powerful partnership which will bring a new energy to the metal world.”

Check back soon for more details on upcoming activity to the newly signed Victory Records band.

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Children of Bodom Announces Australian Tour Dates

Finnish heavy metal outfit Children of Bodom has announced that they will be heading to Australia in Novemeber for a string of tour dates in support of their latest studio album, “Relentless Reckless Forever.” Supporting them on the trek will be Australian band Voyager.

The tour dates are as follows:

November 6 – Capitol – Perth
November 7 – HQ – Adelaide
November 10 – The Palace – Melbourne
November 12 – The Big Top – Sydney
November 13 – The Arena – Brisbane

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Anterior Posts New Single "To Live Not Remain" Online

Anterior, which recently announced upcoming shows with Sylosis, has launched the third and final single “To Live Not Remain” from the band’s upcoming second album “Echoes of the Fallen” through Thrashhits.com. You can check out the song in the player below.

Anterior – To Live Not Remain by ThrashHits

Set for release in Europe on August 26th, the U.K. on August 29th, and North America on September 13th via Metal Blade Records, the 10-track long player was recorded at Grindstone Studios through 2011 with Scott Atkins producing.

The track listing is as follows:

1. To Live Not Remain
2. Blood In The Throne Room
3. Tyranny
4. Of Gods And Men
5. By Horror Haunted
6. Echoes Of The Fallen
7. The Evangelist
8. Sleep Soundly No More
9. Venomous
10. Senora De Las Sombras

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Obscure Early Nachtmystium Recordings Unearthed And To Be Re-Released

Nachtmystium has announced that they plan to re-release some recently unearthed old material. Here’s the update from the band:

“Over the past few weeks, Nachtmystium has been going through the vaults of our old demo tape masters, rehearsal tapes from all eras of the band, finding versions of songs from all the full-lengths with completely different mixes, vocals, etc. It’s all different and we’re having a great time digging through all of this stuff and also finding ourselves rather surprised at how much of it is actually ‘listenable’. So, we’re going to compile a bunch of this stuff for you fans and find a way to release it digitally ourselves or perhaps stream the stuff at various host sites. We’ll post here once we’ve finished compiling everything and have decided on how to release the material.

“There are also plans to compile all of the bonus tracks and compilation tracks from the 2000-2004 era (which includes our split 7″ releases with Xasthur and Krieg, the demo version of ‘Demise’ track ‘Ashes To Ashes,’ which only appeared on the Live Blitzkireg LP release, etc.) and to release them on a CD or LP. We may take all of the above mentioned material and just release it all in a double LP set or some kind of collectors edition box set. Whatever it is, it will be limited as this is very much material that’s geared towards the people who really get into the harsher area of the bands release history, which we realize is a much smaller audience than the ones we’ve reached with some of our more recent offerings. Keep an eye on the Nachtmystium facebook page here for updates on this ongoing project. Metal and Hellfire!”

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Emmure Posts "Children of Cybertron" Music Video

Emmure has posted a new video for “Children of Cybertron” online, which is featured off of this year’s “Speaker of the Dead” album. Taking time from the band’s headlining stint on the All Stars Tour to film the video in Chicago, the two-minute final product captures in the band in its tour bus.

Emmure still has the following upcoming shows on the All Stars Tour:

Aug 9, 2011 Baltimore, MD, US @ Sonar
Aug 10, 2011 Richmond, VA, US @ The National
Aug 11, 2011 Charlotte, NC, US @ The Fillmore
Aug 12, 2011 Myrtle Beach, SC, US @ House of Blues
Aug 13, 2011 Orlando, FL, US @ The Plaza Live
Aug 14, 2011 Pensacola, FL, US @ Seville Quarter
Aug 18, 2011 Scottsdale, AZ, US @ Venue of Scottsdale
Aug 19, 2011 San Diego, CA, US @ Soma
Aug 21, 2011 Las Vegas, NV, US @ Rock the Block
Aug 23, 2011 San Francisco, CA, US @ The Regency Ballroom
Aug 25, 2011 Seattle, WA, US @ Showbox SODO
Aug 27, 2011 Portland, OR, US @ Roseland Theater

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Anatomy Of I Updates Debut Album "Substratum" Release Date

Anatomy of I, which features Michael Dorrian, Steve Di Giorgio, and Dirk Verbeuren, has now announced the official release date for the band’s debut album “Substratum.” The album is set for release on September 5th, 2011. To get a taste of the album, head over here to listen to the song “Organic Machine.”

The album’s track listing is as follows:

1. Organic Machine
2. Harvest The Fallen
3. Drowning
4. Dimensions
5. Washed Away
6. Fluid River
7. Banished Messiah
8. Substratum
9. As Eternity Ends…
10. Bound In Flesh

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Unearth Video Interview Available Online

Horns Up has posted a new video interview online with Unearth’s Trevor Phipps and Buz McGrath in regards to the new album “Darkness in the Light” and the band’s upcoming tour dates. You can check out the interview below.

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Blood Red Throne Streaming New Song "Graveworld"

Blood Red Throne is currently streaming a new song online titled “Graveworld.” The track is taken off the upcoming album “Brutalitarian Regime,” which will see release on August 28th via Sevared Records. Check out the new song in the player below.

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