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Diary of a Madman – Mid-Week Metal News

Written by Daniel Clarke on August 26, 2009

Lock up the kids, leave the dogs with the neighbours and get your stompin’ boots on, ’cause Music Feeds is here with another weekly update on some of the latest and greatest news from the world of metal. It’s all about new releases this week, with some tantalisingly macabre teasers making their way onto the ‘net, as well as news on early bird tickets to Soundwave 2010 and a new batch of gig picks from our virgin metalhead-in-waiting, Heath ‘Hell for leather’ Louey.

ARCANE: ‘CHRONICLES OF THE WAKING DREAM’ RELEASE DETAILS
Australian progressive rock band Arcane’s new album “Chronicles Of The Waking Dream” the conceptual and enigmatic follow up to 2007’s Ashes will be distributed through Australian rock label Riot Entertainment. The album is due for release on Monday September 21st 2009. Recorded and mixed in Brisbane by Arcane and producers Jesse Higginson and Chris Neehaus, and mastered by the internationally renowned Peter Van’t Riet (Symphony X, Pain Of Salvation, O.S.I., Ayreon, Threshold) Chronicles Of The Waking Dream focuses on a complex conceptual story line, dealing in elements of pareidolia, mental disorder and perception. Two tracks from the album, “The Seer” and “The Malice” have finally seen the light of day, released on the band’s MySpace.

THREAT SIGNAL: SPECIAL MYSPACE PAGE LAUNCHED
A special MySpace page for the upcoming THREAT SIGNAL album “Vigilance” has been launched @ www.myspace.com/blastview
Get more info about the album and band as well as listen the brand new hit single, Through My Eyes and Beyond Recognition!

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER RELEASE ‘DEFLORATE’
Still revelling in the wake of their ravenously received DVD spectacle Majesty, which recently spent five weeks on the BILLBOARD TOP MUSIC VIDEOS Chart, Michigan’s oddball sons of molten melodic death metal The Black Dahlia Murder return stronger than ever with their fourth thrashing opus, Deflorate. Classical-come-apocalyptic; violently energetic yet melodiously beautiful, Deflorate sees the songwriting of band leader and rhythm guitarist Brian Eschbach at its most developed and refined, exponentially complimented by contributions from both bass savant Bart Williams and newcomer guitarist/shred lord Ryan Knight (ex – Arsis), whose leads are destined to dazzle fans and take the band’s punishing potency to dramatic new heights. Multiplying the strengths of their past catalog with a reborn urgency and focus, the BDM crew forge steadily down the blackened path they laid with 2007’s stunningly dark “Nocturnal”. With pedal completely to the metal, “Deflorate” boasts the bands patented mixture of Swedish influenced thrash and black metal with blasting fury and crushing American muscle.

SOUNDWAVE LINEUP ANNOUNCED & SYDNEY EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY 27 AUGUST
By now you probably would have seen the awesome lineup for Soundwave 2010. Early bird tickets to the festival will be sold through this link starting at 9am on Thursday morning. Only a strictly limited number of early bird tickets will be released for each city, and there’s a limit of six tickets per person, so get in early if you’re keen.

GIG PICKS COURTESY OF HEATH ‘HELL FOR LEATHER’ LOUEY
Screamfest – Enmore Theatre Dec 31st & Jan 1st
Cannibal Corpse – Roundhouse UNSW 15th Sep
Slayer & Megadeth – Hordern Pavillion 8th Oct
Marilyn Manson – Enmore Theatre & Hordern Pavillion 13th & 14th Oct
Dream Theater – Hordern Pavillion 5th Dec
Lamb of God & Devildriver & Shadows Fall – The Big Top 12th Dec
Deathstars – Manning Bar 24th Sep
Arch Enemy & Suffocation – Roundhouse UNSW 6th Nov
The Red Shore – Manning Bar 11th Sep
Queensryche – Metro Theatre 31 Aug

Well that’s all for another week deamon-spawn. For more metal madness, head over to The Riot Act.

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