News Bits: The Absence, Blind Guardian, Daath

Metal Blade Records has teamed up with MetalSucks.net to exclusively premier a full stream of Tampa, Florida melodic death metal act THE ABSENCE‘s upcoming album Enemy Unbound starting today! Be sure to head over to MetalSucks.net to check out Enemy Unbound in its entirety before it even hits stores. If you like what you hear head over to the band’s landing page and pre-order the album while there is still time to take advantage of the discounted prices. Enemy Unbound is available by itself or bundled with a t-shirt.

Triumphantly returning to North American shores in support of their Billboard-charting new album At The Edge Of Time, Germany’s favorite sons BLIND GUARDIAN are pleased to announce the western hemisphere’s portion of the Sacred Worlds And Songs Divine 2010 World Tour, commencing on November 19th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and concluding on December 22nd in West Springfield, Virginia.  Support acts are California’s Holy Grail and Florida’s Seven Kingdoms.
Check after the jump for tour dates as well as DAATH news!

Confirmed North American dates for the Sacred Worlds And Songs Divine Tour are as follows:
 
11/19/10  The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
11/20/10  Nokia Theatre – New York, NY
11/21/10  The Palladium – Worcester, MA
11/23/10  Metropolis – Montreal, QC – CANADA
11/25/10  Theatre Capitole – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
11/26/10  Kool Haus – Toronto, ON – CANADA
11/27/10  Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI
11/29/10  Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
11/30/10  The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
12/01/10  The Garrick Centre – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA
12/03/10  MacEwan Hall Ballroom – Calgary, AB – CANADA
12/04/10  The Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB – CANADA
12/06/10  Showbox at The Market – Seattle, WA
12/08/10  The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
12/09/10  Henry Fonda Theatre / The Music Box – Los Angeles, CA
12/10/10  Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
12/11/10  Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
12/12/10  Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
12/14/10  Trees – Dallas, TX
12/15/10  Scout Bar – Houston, TX
12/17/10  The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
12/18/10  The State Theatre – St. Petersburg, FL 
12/19/10  The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
12/21/10  Lincoln Theatre –  Raleigh, NC
12/22/10  Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
Extreme metal at its very best, plain and simple, is what the Atlanta based quintet DAATH delivers. The group’s highly anticipated third full-length release is going to be self-titled and is set for an Oct. 26th North American release. The disc is a face melting masterpiece that was co-produced by the renowned Mark Lewis (Trivium, Devildriver) and Eyal Levi (guitars). Check out blistering new track, “Destruction Restoration,” now at www.myspace.com/daath.
 
Emil Werstler (guitars) states: “The track ‘Destruction/Restoration’ was an obvious choice when it came down to which song we wanted to debut. It flexes a little progressive muscle and has a few sharp turns transitionally. It is an aggressive and to the point song that does not expose very much or drop any hints of what to expect from the record. Some of the main ideas of the song are early 90′s Florida death metal influenced while the chorus is much more melodic, which makes the song unique.”
Metal Mark from Skulls ‘N’ Bones recently spent some time in the studio with the band and compiled a video series documenting the recording process, so click HERE to check out the fifth installment featuring the synth tracking sessions.