We kick things off with the reunited prog-death of Cynic and their new record, Traced In Air, due on Season of Mist on Oct 28th. Traced In Air is Cynic's first album in 15 years, since the release of the now cult classic Focus. Comprised of founders Paul Masvidal and Sean Reinert, both members of the legendary Human-era Death members, "Integral Birth" (downloadable above) is the first song to emerge from Traced In Air. Metalkult has posted a pretty extensive interview with Paul of Cynic.

Darkthrone have posted a new song from their upcoming album Dark Thrones and Black Flags, due Oct 20th on Peaceville. The record will be released on three formats: a regular edition in jewel case, a vinyl edition, and a special edition in a slipcased jewel case package with exclusive new video footage. Check out "Hiking Metal Punks" available for download above and head on over to their mini-site to stream two others!

Keelhaul have announced a handful of midwest & southern dates, though no NYC dates so far. The band is currently working on new material for a new record, the follow up to 2006's massive Subject To Change Without Notice, "and quite possibly a dvd". No word as to the details of when that record would emerge but when pressed, the band offered that they "are old & slow".

YOB, who recently reformed, have signed to Profound Lore and added a new bass player Aaron Reiseberg.


Doomriders & Disfear will team up for a split seven-inch available via Deathwish Records. A "Tour Edition" of the split will be available from the bands during their upcoming European tour with SSS, but the rest of us will have to wait for the preorder. Doomriders have a new album due next year.

As we discussed before, Neurosis is curating the "Beyond The Pale" event at Roadburn 2009, and last week they announced four of those bands... The Young Gods, Guapo, Akimbo, and US Christmas.

The Roadburn Flyer, Brutal Truth, The Gates Of Slumber, Gojira, YOB, and more as The Week In Metal continues....


Brutal Truth are currently grinding their way toward their new album, set for a 2009 release. So far, the band has 24 new songs ready to roll but in the meantime, look for Relapse to reissue For Drug Crazed Grindfreaks Only, their live mini-album recorded in 1997. Brutal Truth recently released material on the Relapse grindcore compilation, This Comp Kills Fascists. Speaking of that grind comp, contributors and all-around New York badasses ASRA have called it quits. Frown.

The Gates Of Slumber are hitting the road on The Conquest Of Poverty tour with Indiana neighbors Demiricous, including a single date at Lit Lounge on Dec 1! The band released the awesome Conqueror earlier this year. Members of both The Gates of Slumber and Demiricous are serving as members of Christ Beheaded.

Valient Thorr have announced In Heat, a DVD due November 4th that documents their career up until now including shows with Motorhead and The Sword, as well as recording Immortalizer with Jack Endino. Pre-order it here and get free downloadable live tracks from the DVD.

Gojira - "Vacuity"

Birushanah are hitting the road in Europe in November. Tour dates are below. In the meantime, us east-coasters can look forward to a Birushanah/Drain the Sky split LP due soon. Details are forthcoming.

Kreator have announced a US tour! Tour dates are below (including one at Nokia on 4/8, ticket info forthcoming) and will include thrash titans Exodus as well as Belphegor, Warbringer, and Epicurean! Kreator will drop their new album sometime next year. In other Exodus news, look for the band to perform their classic album Bonded By Blood in it's entirety in Seattle, Washington on November 12th at El Corazon.

Vocalist and founder Jon Gula has left Turmoil. Frown.

An Interview with Genghis Tron

Aidan Baker (of Nadja) and Tim Hecker will drop Fantasma Parastasie via Alien8 on Oct 14th. The entire album is available for streaming here and pick up your copy of the CD or limited-to-500 white LP at Alien 8. Aidan Baker will be in town with Nadja on Halloween as part of the monthly UNsound party at Fontanas.

The Black Dahlia Murder, Soilent Green & Misery Index are teaming up for a short three week tour in December. Tour dates are below. The Black Dahlia Murder will be at the Hammerstein on Oct 9th with Children of Bodom, Testament, and Between The Buried and Me (tickets are still available). The next day, Testament will meet up with Soilent Green for a date in Hartford.

Brujeria, which is currently NOT Dino Cazares but does include Jeff Walker of Carcass and Shane Embury of Napalm Death, is hitting the road for a few texas dates and an LA date. Full tour dates are below.

His Hero Is Gone Live in Philly 1997

General Surgery are currently at work recording a new twenty-track LP! The band has posted some progress reports here, here and here and hopes to finish the recording by mid-November" for a release in "February/March 2009".

Architect have posted a new track, "Uninventing The Wheel", from their upcoming album Ghost Of The Saltwater Machines due on Nov 25th via Metal Blade. The band is celebrating with an east coast tour in late November and early December, right before they play a handful of shows with the recently reunited Overcast (with Brian Fair of Shadows Fall) and The Red Chord. Check out "Death & Taxes (Rough Mix)" from Ghost... above.

Particularly slow release week, but next week DEFINITELY makes up for it. Check out the following recco'd releases from this week...
Earthless - Live At Roadburn
Grails - Doomsdayer's Holiday
sunn o))) - Dømkirke
These Arms Are Snakes - Tail Swallower & Dove

- Mike Patton has collaborated with Serj Tankanian for a song on the soundtrack to the new Leonardo diCaprio film Body Of Lies.
- Priestess is currently recording tracks with Dave Schiffman for their follow-up to 2006's Hello Master. Look for it in 2009.
- The Funeral Pyre & Early Graves have lined up a few dates on the west coast. Tour dates are below.
- Check out an audio interview with Glenn Danzig here. Danzig will be in NYC at Roseland on Oct 15th with Dimmu Borgir, Moonspell, Winds Of Plague, and Skeletonwitch. Tickets are still available. - Mournful Congregation was interviewed by
- A six part video inteview with Tomas Haake of Meshuggah is viewable here.
- Andrew of The Endless Blockade sat down for a few words with The Sleeping Shaman.
- Under The Gun interviewed Giants and North. Check it out here.
- Cruz Del Sur will drop their first vinyl release, Be Gone by Pharoah. It will include a bonus 7" from with two songs from the Be Gone sessions.
- Relapse will drop Burst's Lazarus Bird on vinyl later this month.
- Download an audio interview with Johan Hegg of Amon Amarth here (loads iTunes).
- Nachtmystium's Demise will be re-released via Planet Metal with additional bonus tracks. Pick it up here.
- Kreation Records dropped a ton of new vinyl represses including classic records by Godflesh, Yob, Asunder, and Nachtmystium.
- Gnaw Their Tongues have released a new EP, For All The Slaves A Song Of False Hope, available now at Burning World Records.
- Behemoth will release a new EP, Ezkaton, on November 11th via Metal Blade. The EP will feature s single new track, Qadosh. Ezkaton will also be available as a limited edition box set that will include four picture disc seven-inches, a pendant, and the CD. Behemoth tour dates are below.

08/11/2008 liege(be) @ LA ZONE w/ ÅRABROT + SARDONIS
09/11/2008 amsterdam(nl) @ OCCII
10/11/2008 TBA GERMANY
11/11/2008 malmö(se) @ UTKANTEN
12/11/2008 oslo(no) @ REVOLVER
13/11/2008 copenhagen(dk) @ LADES w/ PSYCHEWALKS OF ETERNAL KARMA
14/11/2008 berlin(de) @ RED ROOSTER BAR w/ SUMA
15/11/2008 nurnberg(de) @ K4 w/ SUMA + NADJA
16/11/2008 leipzig(de) @ ZORO w/ SUMA + DISFEAR + DOOMRIDERS
17/11/2008 brno(cz) @ YACHT CLUB w/ SUMA
18/11/2008 zagreb(hr) @ KSET w /SUMA
19/11/2008 linz(aut) @ STATTWERKSTADT w/ SUMA
22/11/2008 Trapagaran(es) @ BASETXE GAZTETXEA w /MOHO
23/11/2008 gijon(es) @ BOLA 8 CLUB
24/11/2008 porto(por) @ VENUE TBC
25/11/2008 madrid(es) @ WURLITZER BALLROOM w/ ADRIFT
27/11/2008 bordeaux(fr) @ HERETIC CLUB
28/11/2008 nantes(fr) @ VENUE TBC
29/11/2008 TBA FRANCE

October 25th CLEVELAND, OH @ Now That's Class*
November 4th CHICAGO, IL @ Cobra Lounge
November 5th ST. LOUIS, MO @ FuBar
November 6th LITTLE ROCK, AR @ Downtown Music
November 7th AUSTIN, TX @ Red 7
November 8th NEW ORLEANS, LA @ Saturn Bar
November 9th ATLANTA, GA @ Drunken Unicorn**
* with Yakuza, Suzukiton and Purse Snatcher
** with Pelican, Kayo Dot and Stephen Brodsky

Oct. 29 - Tokyo, Japan - Music Exchange
Oct. 31 - Beijing, China - MAO Livehouse
Nov. 01 - Taipei City, Taiwan - VU Live House
Nov. 05 - Bangkok, Thailand - Studio 125

October 24 - Monroe County Fairgrounds, Bloomington, IN
November 8 - TBA, Lawrence, KS*
November 9 - The Funhouse, Denver, CO*
November 10 - TBA, Boise, ID*
November 11 - Satyricon, Portland, OR*
November 12 - Studio Seven, Seattle, WA*
November 14 - The Metro, Oakland, CA***
November 15 - Jerry's Pizza, Bakersfield, CA*
November 16 - Black Castle, Los Angeles, CA*
November 17 - Big Fish Pub, Tempe, AZ*
November 18 - Launchpad, Albuquerque, NM*
November 19 - Midnight Rodeo, Abilene, TX*
November 20 - White Rabbit, San Antonio, TX**
November 21 - Red 7, Austin, TX**
November 22 - Reno's Chop Shop, Dallas, TX**
November 23 - TBA, Houston, TX^
November 24 - Dragon's Den, New Orleans, LA*
November 25 - The Engine Room, Tallahassee, FL*
November 26 - Brass Mug, Tampa, FL*
November 28 - The Atlantic, Gainesville, FL*
November 29 - Ground Zero, Spartanburg, SC*
November 30 - Talking Head, Baltimore, MD^^
December 1 - Lit Lounge, New York, NY*
December 2 - The BugJar, Rochester, NY^^^
December 3 - Grog Shop, Cleveland, OH%
December 4 - Ravari Room, Columbus, OH*
December 5 - The Metal Shaker, Chicago, IL
December 6 - The Emerson Theater, Indianapolis, IN
April 24 - KEEP IT TRUE XII, Tauberfrankenhalle, Lauda-Königshofen
April 25 - KEEP IT TRUE XII, Tauberfrankenhalle, Lauda-Königshofen

* w/Demiricous
** w/Demiricous, Anal Cunt, Kill the Client
*** w/Demiricous, The Faceless, Decrepit Birth
^ w/Demiricous, Anal Cunt
^^ w/Demiricous, Strong Intention, Strong Intention
^^^ w/Demiricous, Krallice
% w/Demiricous, Midnight

October 31 The Palace Theater, Syracuse, New York
November 9 The Waterfront, Holyoke, Massachusetts*
November 14 The Asylum, Portland, Maine*
November 15 The Chance, Poughkeepsie, New York*
November 28 Club Diablo, Buffalo, New York 10
November 29 The Roboto Project, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
November 30 Yesterdays Draught House, Wheeling, West Virginia
December 1 TBA, Columbus, Ohio
December 2 Bulldog Cafe, Louisville, Kentucky
December 3 The Muse, Nashville, Tennessee
December 4 The Loud House, Selma, Alabama
December 5 Beamers, Panama City, Florida
December 6 Transitions Art Gallery, Tampa, Florida 33605 10
December 7 TBA, Jacksonville, Florida
December 8 TBA, Columbia/Charleston, South Carolina
December 9 TBA, TBA, North Carolina
December 10 TBA, TBA, North Carolina
December 11 TBA, Richmond/VA Beach, Virginia
December 12 TBA, Baltimore/DC, Maryland
December 13 TBA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
December 14 TBA, TBA, New Jersey
December 15 TBA, NYC, New York
* w/OVERCAST and Red Chord

11/7 South Lake Tahoe, CA @ Whiskey Dick
11/8 Reno, NV @ The Basement
11/9 Portland, OR @ Rotture
11/10 Seattle, WA @ Redezvous Theatre
11/13 Cheyenne, WY @ Ernie November
11/14 Denver, CO @ The New Kingdom Of Doom
11/18 Tucson, AZ @ The Living Room
11/19 Phoenix, AZ @ The Creephouse
11/20 Brawley, CA @ The Print Shop
11/21 Hollywood, CA @ The Relax Bar

Dec. 01 - Iowa City, IA - Picador
Dec. 02 - Wichita, KS - Oz Café
Dec. 03 - Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep
Dec. 05 - Boise, ID - The Venue
Dec. 06 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Dec. 07 - Vancouver, BC - Richards on Richards
Dec. 09 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
Dec. 10 - Calgary, BC - Warehouse
Dec. 11 - Regina, SK - The Exchange
Dec. 12 - Winnipeg, MB - The Albert
Dec. 13 - Thunder Bay, ON - Kilroy's
Dec. 15 - Ottawa, ON - Babylon
Dec. 16 - Quebec City, QC - L'Anti
Dec. 17 - Montreal, QC - Le National
Dec. 18 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
Dec. 19 - London, ON - venue TBA

4/7 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
4/8 New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre
4/9 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
4/10 Worcester, MA @ Palladium
4/11 Montreal, QC @ Medley
4/13 Quebec, QC @ Imperial de
4/14 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
4/15 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
4/16 Milwaukee, WI @ Rave
4/17 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
4/18 Maplewood, MN @ The Rock
4/19 Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre
4/20 Regina, SK @ The Distrikt
4/21 Calgary, AL @ Warehouse
4/22 Edmonton, AL @ Starlite Room
4/24 Vancouver, BC @ Plaza Club
4/25 Victoria, BC @ Sugar
4/26 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
4/27 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
4/28 San Francisco, CA @ Slims
4/30 Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues
5/1 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
5/2 West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
5/4 Farmington, NM @ Gator's
5/5 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
5/6 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
5/7 Ft. Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theater
5/8 San Antonio, TX @ Scout Bar
5/9 Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
5/11 St. Petersburg, FL @ The Garage
5/12 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
5/13 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
5/14 Louisville, KY @ Headliner
5/15 Ashville, NC @ Orange Peel
5/16 Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
5/17 West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx

11/28 Denver, CO @ 3 Kings
11/29 Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
12/2 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
12/3 El Paso, TX @ Club 101
12/4 McAllen, TX @ El Rey
12/5 Victoria, TX @ Riverside Multiplex
12/6 Austin, TX @ Red 7
12/7 Dallas, TX @ Ridglea Theater

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