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AEROSMITH has canceled its two previously scheduled festival gigs in the Far East — Wednesday, August 21 in Shanghai and Saturday, August 24 in Taipei — due to the local promoters’ failure to “meet contractual obligations.”

AEROSMITH was supposed to make its Chinese live debut at the outdoor Shanghai Hongkou Stadium. The venue has a capacity of 25,000 people.

“We are extremely upset to have disappointed our dedicated fans,” says AEROSMITH singer Steven Tyler in a statement. “They have welcomed us into their country, and due to uncontrollable circumstances, we will not be able to perform. We were so excited to share our music with them and look forward to one day returning and giving them the show they deserve.”

“We’re disappointed as we wanted to play for our fans,” added AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry. “We’ve looked forward to this for a lifetime.”

“It’s always been a dream of ours to play in Shanghai and Taipei, and meet our fans there,” said AEROSMITH bassist Tom Hamilton says. “We were really looking forward to visiting Shanghai and Taipei and playing for our fans there and are very disappointed that these two shows have been cancelled.”

“I’m disappointed we weren’t able to play for our fans in China. However, the circumstances were beyond our control,” stated AEROSMITH drummer Joey Kramer. “I sincerely hope AEROSMITH will get another opportunity to come back to Shanghai and Taiwan to play for our many fans there.”

Back in May, AEROSMITH a concert in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta due to reports of a bomb threat at the Myanmar Embassy.

AEROSMITH‘s latest album, “Music From Another Dimension!”, was released on November 6, 2012, and debuted at No. 5 on The Billboard 200 chart, selling 63,000 copies in its first week of release.

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American death metal giants Six Feet Under have added a bunch of shows to their European tour, where the band will play festival gigs as well as selected club shows. The newly updated tour schedule is as follows:

05/08/12 – DE – Rostock – Alte Zuckerfabrik
06/08/12 – PL – Warschau – Progresja
08/08/12 – DE – Würzburg – Posthalle
09/08/12 – NL – Rotterdam – Baroeg
10/08/12 – NL – Steenwijk – Buze
11/08/12 – CZ – Jaromer – Brutal Assault Festival
12/08/12 – DE – Berlin – Postbahnhof (+ DEW-SCENTED + DEADBORN)
13/08/12 – DE – München – Backstage (+ DEW-SCENTED + DEADBORN)
14/08/12 – CH – Pratteln – Galerie (+ DEW-SCENTED + DEADBORN)
15/08/12 – DE – Essen – Turock (+ DEW-SCENTED + DEADBORN)
16/08/12 – NL – Kerkrade – Rock Temple (+ DEW-SCENTED + DEADBORN)
17/08/12 – DE – Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze *
18/08/12 – DE – Hamburg – Grünspan (+ DEW-SCENTED + DEADBORN)

“Undead,” the latest installment of audio brutality from death metal deviants Six Feet Under entered the Billboard Heatseekers Chart at #5 upon its first week of release. In addition, “Undead” landed at at #30 on the Billboard Top Independent Album Chart, #22 on the Billboard Top Hard Music Albums Chart, #14 Billboard Top Current Albums Chart, and #183 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart.

Comments vocalist/death metal maverick Chris Barnes: “Thank you to all of our fans for embracing our new album Undead with such ravenous fervor! And to all at Metal Blade Records for their belief in the band all these years and all the hard work of everyone at the label! This marks the first time in Six Feet Under’s career, as well as my own, that we have reached Billboard’s Top 200. It is proof positive that underground music and death metal is not dead and is still a force to be dealt with. A very special thanks to the decades of hate that spawned the focus that went into this album. Cheers! It’s 420, motherfucker!”

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Machine Head has issued the following statement through Roadrunner Records:

“We could not be more stoked about the overwhelming love and support we’ve received over the past six months since we put out [latest studio album “Unto The Locust”]. “Through The Ashes Of Empires” [2004] was literally a new start for the band, and things have only skyrocketed from there. Ten years ago, we wouldn’t have dreamed we’d be getting Grammy-nominated for “The Blackening” [2007] or winding up on everybody’s year-end list for “Locust.” Now, looking back, it’s really a dream come true.

“That’s why we felt it was necessary to commemorate an overlooked segment of Machine Head’s history, an experimental and controversial period that wound up sparking our rebirth. “Supercharger” has been misunderstood by most metal fans – and disagreed upon by members of the band to this day – since we put it out in the fall of 2001, and some would say it’s not worth a tenth anniversary, but you know what? Fuck it! Machine Head sprung from thrash roots, which have always had a real punk vibe and attitude. So what could be more punk rock than defying expectations by performing the entire album, front to back, at our festival gigs this summer? 2002 was a low point for us, but remembering the bittersweet, tough times along with the good is what keeps us creative and strong.”

Machine Head are set to appear at several major European metal festivals this upcoming summer, including Download, Graspop, and Hellfest, where – according to the above statement and a confirmation from Roadrunner – their setlist will consist of all fourteen tracks of their 2001 release “Supercharger.”

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Astral Doors has issued the following announcement about recording material for an upcoming DVD release:

“Within a couple of weeks we’ll hit the roads of Europe together with our friends in Riotgod! It’ll be a blast. During the tour additional material for our upcoming DVD will be filmed (release in October).

“The festival gigs for the summer are also rolling in! Here is a video message for Rockstad Falun: Astral rehearsal.

“With this said, we wish that the new album ‘Jerusalem’ will be the same success in the US and Japan as it is in Europe.”

You can also check out Metalunderground.com’s review of the “Jerusalem” album at this location.

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Napalm Records has checked in with the following announcement about inking a deal with The Sorrow:

“The Austrian metalcore band The Sorrow has joined the Napalm Records ranks and is currently working on their fourth album, which will be released in early 2012! The Sorrow has played more than 300 shows and festival gigs (including Wacken, With Full Force, Summerbreeze, Masters of Rock, Gods Of Metal, FME, etc.) in the past 4 years, making them one of the most active internationally-renowned German live acts around.”

The Sorrow’s guitarist Andy Mäser also commented: “We are thrilled about the cooperation with the entire Napalm team and are happy to have found a new ‘partner in crime’ after numerous successful years in the business.”

Head over to The Sorrow’s official Facebook profile at this location for more details on the band.

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Swedish “death ‘n’ roll” band THE GENERALS has issued the following update:

“The two upcoming weekends we will do two festival gigs and directly after that its back to Karlstad and continue the songwriting for album number two.

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