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Volumes: unfortunate news to come

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Aechoes have posted a bulletin on their Myspace page, titled "Changes to come", in which they claim to have some unfortunate news that cannot be revealed yet, but it will be announced in a couple of days. They also state that they are not breaking up, although they will not be posting any new songs for a while, and what will happen with the EP they had planned to release is unclear for now.

Read the full message here.

Periphery: Guitar Edge article with backstage video - live video of "Totla Mad" available

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Guitar Edge Magazine has published an article titled "Who's hot: Periphery" on its website. Read it here. Included with the article is a list of the gear used by each band member, and a "backstage video" in which Misha Mansoor, Alex Bois and Jake Bowen show off theirs. They also explain why the band has three guitarists, and how they take advantage of this by layering guitar parts.

Vortice posts a teaser track for Zombie

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Vortice posted a new teaser track from their upcoming EP/Album "Zombie" on their Myspace page. You can hear it on the Myspace Player in the link below.

Vortice - Official Myspace Page

Interview with Chimp Spanner

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Spinelanguage Blog has interviewed Paul Ortiz about his solo project Chimp Spanner. Paul talks about his influences, his equipment, his upcoming new album At the Dream's Edge, his other band Blessed Inertia, playing live and how he got his project name.

Read the full interview here.

Decibel's Top 40 Metal of 2009

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Decibel Magazine has listed their top 40 albums of the year.

40 Funebrarum - The Sleep Of Morbid Dreams
39 Millions - Gather Scatter
38 Municipal Waste - Massive Aggressor
37 Javelina - Beasts Among Sheep
36 Suffocation - Blood Oath
35 Goes Cube - Another Day Has Passed
34 Culted - Below The Thunders Of The Upper Deep
33 Krallice - Dimensional Bleedthrough
32 Brutal Truth - Evolution Through Revolution
31 The Red Chord - Fed Through The Teeth Machine
30 Keelhaul - Keelhaul's Triumphannt Return To Obscurity
29 Katatonia - Night Is The New Day
28 Gaza - He Is Never Coming Back

New album from The Devin Townsend Project lands on Billboard

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"Addicted", the new album from The Devin Townsend Project sold 3,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 168 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD landed at position No. 2 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

Mnemic posts new song in Metal Hammer Online

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Mnemic posted a new song called "Diesel Uterus", from their upcoming album "Sons Of The System" in Metal Hammer website. You can hear it streaming in the link below.

Streaming

Metal Blade Records signs System Divide

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Metal Blade Records is pleased to announce the signing of extreme modern metal act System Divide, featuring Sven De Caluwe (Aborted) and Miri Milman (ex-Distorted) on vocals, Cole Martinez (ex-Years Of Fire, Antenora) and Joseph Spiller (ex-The Binary Code) on guitars, Andrew Lenthe (Antenora) on bass, and Mike Heller (Malignancy) on drums. System Divide has already completed a video for the song "The Apex Doctrine" off the band's current EP, which will also be on the band's full-length Metal Blade debut.

Canvas Solaris - Irradiance

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Some time ago, Canvas Solaris recorded their fifth album "Irradiance" with the same line-up as on their previous one "The Atomized Dream". This is due on January 2010 and according to band members, people should, as always, expect a different sound.

It'll also include a guest solo by Pharaoh guitarist, Matt Johnsen.

Travis "Orbinator" Orbin records drums for Cyclamen songs, video footage available

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Hayato Imanishi of Cyclamen has recruited Travis Orbin, AKA "The Orbinator", to record some drums for the tracks off the Dreamers EP. Travis Orbin left Periphery in February this year, to join Sky Eats Airplane.

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