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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
DARK NEW DAY, the new "supergroup" featuring Clint Lowery (ex-SEVENDUST) on guitar, Brett Hestla (ex-CREED, VIRGOS MERLOT) on vocals, Will Hunt (ex-SKRAPE, TOMMY LEE) on drums, Clint's brother Corey Lowery (ex-STEREOMUD, STUCK MOJO) on bass, and Troy McLawhorn (ex-DOUBLE DRIVE) on guitar, have been tapped to open for CHEVELLE beginning in early April.
As previously reported, DARK NEW DAY have selected "Brother" as the first single off their debut album, "Twelve Year Silence", due this summer via Warner Bros. Records. The single is scheduled to go for radio adds on April 18.
"Twelve Year Silence" was mixed with producer/mixer Ben Grosse, who has previously worked with FILTER, FUEL, SEVENDUST and ALTER BRIDGE. A MySpace.com page containing three advance cuts from the album — "Taking Me Alive", "Lean" and "Heal In Time" — can be found at this location.
Chevelle has announced more tour dates to their tour, including an opening date for Velvet Revolver in Raleigh, NC. So far, the tour dates are as follows:
Mar. 17 Charleston, SC - Music Farm (WYBB presents)
Mar. 18 Winston-Salem, NC - Millenium Center
Apr. 08 Louisville, KY – Jillian's
Apr. 09 Athens, GA – The Ritz
Apr. 11 Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall
Apr. 12 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
Apr. 14 Hilton Head, SC – Monkey Business
Apr. 16 Columbia, SC – Headliners
Apr. 26 Little Rock, AR – CCE Metroplex
Apr. 27 Baton Rouge, LA – The Texas Music Hall
Apr. 28 Fayetteville, AR – University of Arkansas
Apr. 30 Richmond, VA – Classic Amphitheatre (WRXL Show)
May 01 Memphis, TN – Beale Street
May 05 Raleigh, NC – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (supporting Velvet Revolver)
Chevelle's "This Type Of Thinking Could Do Us In" arrives on DualDisc March 29. The DualDisc includes the entire CD album on one side, and the other side contains the whole album in 5.1 Surround Sound and stereo PLUS a 25-minute documentary on the making of the album & "Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)" video, along with a brand new version of "The Clincher (Version 103)" -- never before released!
A spokesperson at METALLICA's management company, Q Prime, has reportedly rejected an Internet report that METALLICA will appear on the soundtrack of the upcoming movie, "Batman Begins". The soundtrack is tentatively due to arrive in late May or early June. Other artists that were rumored to contribute new material to the soundtrack are GREEN DAY, VELVET REVOLVER, AUDIOSLAVE, CHEVELLE, PEARL JAM, FOO FIGHTERS, THE CURE and ex-JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro. A representative for GREEN DAY has since said reports of the trio's involvement in the project are "not true." "Batman Begins", which stars Christian Bale as the Caped Crusader in his early years, opens in theatres on June 17.
METALLICA has only contributed a new song to a film soundtrack once before, when they recorded "I Disappear" for 2000's "Mission: Impossible 2".
Chevelle is set to headline SnoCore 2005 this year with Helmet, Crossfade, Future Leaders of the World and Strata. The tour begins January 22 in Vail, CO and ends March 13 Orlando, FL.
SnoCore 2005 dates: More...
"We're going to be headlining SnoCore 2005, which starts in January in Vail, Colorado," Chevelle drummer Sam Loeffler said. "The guys who organize it wanted us to be a part, and they wanted our input in who we want on the tour with us. So we're going to be playing with Helmet and Crossfade."
In the time off between ending their trek with Korn and headlining the annual winter tour, Chevelle will spend time in their Chicago studio, where they have a host of projects lined up: re-recording "The Clincher," the second single off their album This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In), and maybe, just maybe, a solo acoustic album by Sam's brother, lead singer Pete Loeffler.
"We're going to be doing a whole lot in our studio. We want to record a live version of 'The Clincher' to send to radio stations along with the album version," Sam Loeffler said. "And Pete is going to do his own record. He's got seven to 10 acoustic songs already written, and it's really cool. Some of them are songs Pete originally wrote as Chevelle songs, but he figured that they'd be better off as intimate acoustic ones."
Sam said that his brother is planning a two-week solo acoustic tour sometime in 2005. But first there's SnoCore, and, of course, shooting a video for "The Clincher," This Type of Thinking's crunching opening tune.
"It's such a big, badass song, so the video has got to be equally badass," Loeffler said. "I've got some ideas for videos, but they're all really expensive. And my ideas always involve running from the cops. Which, actually, might be a really good fit for this song."
Tune in to MTV2 starting Monday 12/13 through to Thursday, 12/16 to catch Chevelle hosting the show every night at 8PM.
In a recent interview with the Associated Press, Chevelle singer/guitarist Pete Loeffler talks about what it's like to be in a band with siblings:
AP: You've been on tour since late October. Any good stories yet?
Loeffler: Since we're all brothers, we kind of fight and bicker a lot. First day of this tour, Joe destroyed his bass. Smashed it on the ground. He was ticked off at Sam. Chucked it at Sam. It was bad. The tour was over before it even started. Then we ended up patching it up that night and left the next morning. That's pretty much what we deal with on the road. That's the negative part of being in a band with brothers, and there's a lot of good stuff.
AP: What's it like being in a band with your two brothers?
Loeffler: You never know what side of the bed somebody's gonna roll off - roll out of their bunk and be in a good mood or a bad mood. We can come off stage and have a great show, and we can walk into the dressing room and somebody will just blow up at the other person for no reason. We have all this baggage that we brought into this. It's tough. I would never suggest it. When it works, it's amazing. But when it doesn't, it's hell. We're like literally living in hell. They're my brothers, but you know what, you shouldn't necessarily work with family.
Read the full article at Concord Monitor Online.
This year, Metalunderground.com is figuratively handing out an award of its own for "Best Metal Album of The Year." Everyone else hands out "best of year" awards or lists, so why shouldn't we? Afterall, the staff here at metalunderground.com has very diverse tastes, and we know our metal. So this year I asked each of our writers to pick their top 5 albums of 2004 and rank them form 1 to 5. What I saw was a lot of different opinions, but among the differences, two albums rose to the top.
Without further ado...[drum roll, please]...the winner of Metalunderground.com's "Best Metal Album of The Year" honor for 2004 is: More...
A complete list of all current dates and updates follows:
11/24 Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center – Direct support to Korn
11/27 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's
11/28 Cleveland, OH @ CSU Convocation Center – Direct support to Korn
11/30 Trenton, NJ @ Sovereign Bank Arena – Direct support to Korn
12/02 Pittsburgh, PA @ The Rock Club – WXDX Show
12/03 New York, NY (East Rutherford, NJ) @ Continental Airlines Arena – WXRK Show
12/04 Fairfax, VA @ The Patriot Center – WHFS Show
12/06 North Charleston, SC @ Center Stage at The Plex
12/07 Tampa, FL @ Ford Amphitheatre – Direct support to Korn
12/08 Pensacola, FL @ Pensacola Civic Center – Direct support to Korn
12/10 Grand Prairie, TX @ Nokia Live – Direct support to Korn
12/11 San Antonio, TX @ Sunset Station
12/12 Los Angeles, CA – KROQ Show
12/14 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
12/15 Appleton, WI @ The Checkered Flag
12/16 Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Club
12/17 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Slipknot, Lostprophets and Chevelle are all to have songs featured on the soundtrack for the game 'Offroad Fury 3'. This is a racing game, due out next week in the United States.
Chevelle will be the featured guests on Rockline's nationally syndicated radio show airing October 25th. The live show begins at 8:30pm PT / 11:30pm ET - and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you check out www.rocklineradio.com.
Breaking Benjamin has been added to the lineup of acts opening for Korn on their fall tour, joining Chevelle and Skindred on the bill. Confirmed dates so far kick off on November 12th in Sacramento, California and stretch to the Thanksgiving holiday, with more shows to be announced soon. Breaking Benjamin will also perform their current hit, "So Cold," on ABC-TV's Jimmy Kimmel Live on October 14th.
Breaking Benjamin dismissed drummer Jeremy Hummel several weeks ago, replacing him with BC, formerly of Los Angeles band hed p.e. No official statement has been made about the matter.
Breaking Benjamin is currently headlining dates on their own with Thornley as support.
Chevelle will be heading out in support of "This Type of Thinking Could Do Us In" later this month. Dates thus far are as follows:
10/16 - Washington, DC - DC101 Chili Cookoff
10/17 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva
10/18 - Winston-Salem, NC - Ziggy's
10/19 - Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
10/21 - Ft. Myers, FL - Centennial Park (WJBZ Show)
10/22 - Orlando, FL - Tinker Field (WJRR Show)
10/23 - Miami, FL - Bayfront Park (WZTA Show)
10/24 - Jacksonville, FL - Met Park (WPLA Show)
10/26 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
10/27 - Austin, TX - Austin Music Hall
10/29 - Kansas City, MO - Kansas City International Raceway (KQRC Show)
10/30 - Spring (Houston), TX - Cynthia Woods Pavillion (KTBZ Show)
10/31 - Little Rock, AR - Alltel Arena (KDJE Show)
11/02 - Urbana, IL - The Canopy Club
11/03 - Bloomington, IL - The Interstate Center
11/04 - Springfield, IL - State Fairgrounds Expo Center
11/06 - Denver, CO - Cervantes Ballroom
11/08 - San Francisco, CA - Grand Ballroom
11/09 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
11/10 - Fresno, CA - Selland Arena
11/12 - Sacramento, CA - Arco Arena (direct support to Korn)
11/13 - Salem, OR - The Armory (direct support to Korn)
11/14 - Seattle, WA - Tacoma Dome (direct support to Korn)
11/17 - Los Angeles, CA - Universal Amphitheatre (direct support to Korn)
11/20 - Tucson, AZ - Pima County Fairgrounds (direct support to Korn)
11/22 - Colorado Springs, CO - World Arena (direct support to Korn)
11/24 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center (direct support to Korn)
Meanwhile, in celebration of the release of Chevelle's new CD, soundnova is holding a sweepstakes to win a digital camera. Sign yourself up to win here!
Chevelle will be on the Daily Download, FUSE's live studio show Tuesday, September 14th. If you can be available from 4:30pm-7:15pm and are between the ages of 15-25 and in the NYC area, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Fuse's studio is centrally located, across the street from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station (11 Penn Plaza--7th Avenue between 31st and 32nd Streets). In your e-mail, be sure to put "Chevelle" in the subject line, and include all your contact info (ie your digits). Space is limited -- first come, first served.
If you can't make it, be sure to check out Chevelle on the Daily Download, LIVE on Fuse from 6pm-7pm EST (with a repeat presentation at 10-11pm EST) on Tuesday, September 14th. Go to www.fuse.tv to find Fuse on your local cable system.
Chevelle will be doing a live in-store performance Tuesday, September 28 at Tower Records Chicago:
383 W. Army Trail Road
Chicago, IL 60108
Come out to hear the new music, meet the guys and get them to sign your new CD!
Also, SilentUproar.com and Epic Records have teamed up to bring you the chance to win a Sony Playstation 2 Console and Chevelle's new CD. Enter here by September 27!
Upcoming Chevelle tour dates:
09/19 Louisville KY - WLRS
09/20 New York NY - The Bowery (Support: Strata)
09/22 Philadelphia PA - Northstar (Support: Strata)
09/24 Cleveland OH - R&R Hall of Fame, WXTM
09/25 Toronto ON - Mod Club
09/27 Chicago IL - CRC Studios (WZZN show)
09/29 Minneapolis MN - Ascot Room at The Quest
10/16 Washington DC - DC101 Chili Cookoff
10/21 Ft Myers FL - Centennial Park (WJBX show)
10/22 Orlando FL - Downtown Orlando (WJRR show)
10/23 Miami FL - Bayfront Park (WZTA show)
10/24 Jacksonville FL - Met Park (WPLA show)
10/30 Spring (Houston) TX - Cynthia Woods Pav. (KTBZ show)
10/31 Little Rock AR - Altiel Arena (KDJE show)
Starting on September 10th, tickets for the September 24th Chevelle show at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH can be picked up at any Cleveland area FYE location with your pre-order of Chevelle's "This Type Of Thinking (Could Do Us In)," or by listening to WXTM 92.3 for your chance to win tickets to this event.
Dozens of guitars autographed by some of the biggest names in the music business are being auctioned online in an attempt to raise money for victims of Hurricane Charley, which caused widespread damage in Florida earlier this month.
Bids can be placed until September 20th on guitars signed by Linkin Park, Korn, Incubus, Chevelle, Stone Sour, Deftones, 3 Doors Down, Nickelback, and many more.
Go to StormAid.com for all the details of the auction, which was put together by Clear Channel Radio.
A digital copy of Chevelle's brand new single, "Vitamin R," which just claimed #1 Most Added status at Modern Rock, Active Rock and Mainstream Rock Radio stations across the country. Stream away in RealVideo, QuickTime, WindowsMedia - lo : hi
Chevelle's new album, "This Type Of Thinking Could Do Us In," will hit stores everywhere September 21st. The CD is the band's third release and was produced by Michael "Elvis" Baskette (Incubus, Three Day's Grace, Puddle of Mudd) with the band. In preparation for the release of "This Type of Thinking Could Do Us In," Sam, Pete & Joe will shoot the video for "Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)," and will announce dates for a full-scale tour shortly.
This just in, regarding the first single from the new Chevelle album, "This Type Of Thinking Could Do Us In": The first single will be called "Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)." It's guaranteed to rock just as hard with the new title, and will still begin spinning on radio stations in early August. Stay tuned for more details!