Weekly Music News Roundup

The Secret Chiefs 3 live DVD, Live at the Great American Music Hall, will be out March 3 and is now available to pre-order.

Kill That Cat has posted 37 minutes of live footage of Boston hardcore heroes Cave In from 1999, a time when the group was between the incomparable melodic metal of Until Your Heart Stops and the vocal-driven rock of Jupiter.

Burnt by the Sun has begun recording its long-awaited third full-length album, Heart of Darkness. The album will be out late spring or early summer on Relapse, and a demo track can be heard at the band’s MySpace page.

The new Cursive album, Mama, I’m Swollen, will be released March 10 from Saddle Creek.

With Surfin’ USSR, Balkan/jazz/surf fusionists Farmers Market won the award for best album of the year in the open class of Spellemannprisen, the Norwegian equivalent of the Grammys.

Brooklyn doom-metal outfit Tombs posted a video for “Gossamer” on its MySpace blog. The song is taken from Winter Hours, the band’s new album out February 17 on Relapse.

In a recent interview for the Fullerton College (California) paper, drummer Tomas Haake announced that Meshuggah will have a live DVD released sometime this year between late spring and early fall. The band currently is headlining a North American tour.

Elysian Fields plays a New York show this Sunday, February 8 before beginning a month-long European tour.

After free downloadable Halloween albums and an anti-capitalism full-length, idiosyncratic folk rapper Tim Fite is releasing a free downloadable Valentine’s Day album, Change of Heart, through his website.

The members of Iraqi metal band Acrassicauda, whose courageous tale is shown in Heavy Metal in Baghdad, have been granted refugee status by the US and can apply for green cards in a year.

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