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Formed: 2000
From: Detroit, MI, United States
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Over 40 Bands Confirmed For NEMHF

The organizers of the New England Metal And Hardcore Festival have announced most of the bands that will perform at this year's event, set to be held Friday-Sunday, April 22-24, 2005 at The Palladium in Worcester. The billing for the festival is shaping up as follows:

Friday, April 22, 2005 (doors open at 3:00 p.m.): More...

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The Black Dahlia Murder Tour and Record Update

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER's Trevor has checked in with a huge update. You can read it, in all its glory, below:

"Hey kids, we've got a brand new site for that ass. It's been a long time in the works, but lucky enough for us we've found ourselves a kick ass webmaster by the name of Mike. You can contact him with any ideas/concerns for making this shit better. We should finally be up to date, as Dave and I are finally on the goddamn Internet again.

For those of you who are wondering what blast master Cory Grady has been up to, he has now joined the ranks of the world's most dangerous band, Premonitions of War. Stop by their site and show Cory some love (http://www.premonitionsofwar.com).

We just got back from a tour of Europe with Marduk, Napalm Death, Fintroll, Vader, and Belphegor. It was a pretty interesting experience. Big horns to anyone that came out to show BDM love.

Just before we head into the studio, we have five days of support for the almighty Suffocation. Cattle Decapitation and Behemoth will also be thrashin'. Look to the shows section for more details.

As for now, we're recording a new demo to show to Metal Blade and Andreas Magnusson. It will only exist on the lost form of Mini Answering Machine cassettes, so you goons won't be able to see what we are up to until its time to strike. The new album, Miasma, is now halfway written, and completely destroys anything we've done prior. We are very proud of the new songs, and are sure that our fans will not be disappointed. The direction of the new shit is noticeably heavier and far more intricate than our previous work. The album will be recorded in a dark scary basement of Richmond, VA, beginning March 10th with Andreas Magnusson (of Scarlet fame) at the helm. The album will then be mixed in April with the infamous Eric Rachel at Trax East studios, NJ. If all goes as planned Miasma will be available in the early summer months. We'll be out with King Diamond and Nile before the disc drops, kicking off another year of perpetual touring by your favorite road warriors.

The heavily delayed "A Cold Blooded Epitaph" is now off at the pressing plant, and should be available in about two months. I apologize to those of you who have been waiting for this deluxe release. It has been
Re-mastered by Scott Hull, and features live bonus tracks (which will be the worlds first recorded glimpse at The Zach Dahlia Murder) and a live video from a killer set at The Palladium in Worchester, MA. The brilliant Mark Riddick, who finally captured the essence of The Black Dahlia Murder in visual form, handled the cover art. We are 200% satisfied with the end result, and are eager to have them in our dirty paws. We'd like to thank Guy at Blackmarket for being so patient and helpful with the project. We are excited to be a part of such an amazing young label.

For those of your who are artistically inclined and looking to make a few bucks, we are in dire need of some shirt designs. Send us your resumes. Serious inquiries only (therocklock@hotmail.com)

We'll be working on the site constantly, and should have a web store up in a bit, as well as some new photos.

Stay Metal,

Trevor"

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The Black Dahlia Murder Choose Album Title

HE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER have set "Miasma" as the title of their new album, tentatively due next summer via Metal Blade Records.

"The new album is now halfway written, and completely destroys anything we've done prior," vocalist Trevor Strnad writes. "We are very proud of the new songs, and are sure that our fans will not be disappointed. The direction of the new shit is noticeably heavier and far more intricate than our previous work. The album will be recorded in a dark scary basement of Richmond, VA, beginning March 10th with Andreas Magnusson (of SCARLET fame) at the helm. The album will then be mixed in April with the infamous Eric Rachel at Trax East studios, NJ. If all goes as planned 'Miasma' will be available in the early summer months. We'll be out with KING DIAMOND and NILE before the disc drops, kicking off another year of perpetual touring by your favorite road warriors."

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More King Diamond, Nile, Black Dahila Murder Dates

More dates have been announced for the forthcoming North American tour headlined by KING DIAMOND. Also appearing on the bill will be NILE, BEHEMOTH and THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:

Apr. 14 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
Apr. 15 – Orlando, FL @ House Of Blues
Apr. 16 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Apr. 18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
Apr. 19 – New York, NY @ BB King's
Apr. 20 – New York, NY @ BB King's
Apr. 22 – Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Apr. 23 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ Chance Theater
Apr. 24 – Worchester, MA @ Metal Fest at the Paladium
Apr. 26 – Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
Apr. 27 – Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
Apr. 28 – Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Hall
Apr. 29 - St. Louis, MO / Sauget IL @ Pop's
Apr. 30 – Minneapolis, MN @ Quest Club
May 02 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
May 05 – Seattle, WA @ The Fenix
May 06 – Portland, OR @ Roseland
May 07 - San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
May 08 - Los Angeles, CA @ House Of Blues
May 09 – Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues
May 11 – Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theater
May 12 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
May 13 - El Paso, TX @ Club Xscape
May 14 - San Antonio, TX @ Sunset Station
May 15 – McAllen, TX @ La Villa Real
May 17 – Dallas, TX @ Gypsy Ballroom
May 18 – Houston, TX @ Engine Room
May 20 - New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues
May 21 – Tampa, FL @ The Masquerade

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Napalm Death Vocalist Sends Holiday Greetings

Birmingham’s Napalm Death wrapped up the 15-day European ‘X-Mass Festivals’ tour with Marduk, Finntroll, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Belphegor Sunday Dec. 19th. Vocalist Barney Greenway sends everyone from the tour and the band’s loyal fans this holiday message:

What a great way to finish the year in the company of some dear bands and people out in Europe on the X-mass Fests. Napalm now has some amusing new friends in the shape of the young-and-chunky Black Dahlia Murder, and the guys from Finntroll are such darlings, I would take them home to meet my parents...

I hope everyone has a good holiday. I'll be having a good one in the non-religious sense and just enjoying the fact that people-who-would-be-assholes at least attempt to not be assholes for at least, ooh, five days or so. I raise a glass to all you guys and gals who have supported Napalm during this special year, and hope that life gets better for those infinitely less fortunate than me. I hope that the forthcoming year exposes and takes to task those who suppress and take away human rights in the civil and bodily sense. Truly, fuck 'em.

Hopefully you guys will have heard a few select chunks about our forthcoming album "The Code Is Red...Long Live the Code" (street date: April 22). What more can I tell you? Well, it's a ripper - fast, progressive and a nice bit of art-noise. With Jello Biafra, Jamey Jasta and Jeff Carcass along for the ride, we hope it'll take your heads off - or at least get you thinking with them. Cheers.

The band will be performing two shows in England in January 2005, for information click here. Century Media released Napalm Death’s record label debut "Leaders Not Followers: Part 2" in Oct. 2004. They followed its release with an extensive North American tour supporting Cannibal Corpse. Look for the band’s new album "The Code Is Red… Long Live The Code" in stores April 22, 2005.

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Napalm Death Special Show Details

More details unfold about Napalm Death's special show to present their forthcoming album “The Code Is Red… Long Live The Code” live in Bochum:

UK’s grind-legend will be supported by labelmates Heaven Shall Burn and Maroon. Furthermore, Century Media’s new p&d partner Alveran Records added Belgium’s Do Or Die and Germany’s End Of Days to the billing. Presale for the tickets has already begun, so be sure you get your ticket for EUR 12,00!
Jan. 22 Bochum, D @ Matrix

For the UK, it will be Napalm Death's first live performance in a year and a half.
Jan. 24 London, UK @ Underworld
Booking: MAD Tourbooking

Both dates will see special shows by Napalm Death focussing on “The Code Is Red… Long Live The Code” long before it’s release in April 2005.

After the release of their highly acclaimed covers album “Leaders Not Followers: Part 2,” Napalm Death are currently thrashing Europe’s stages on the X-Mass Festivals with Finntroll, Marduk, Vader, The Black Dahlia Murder and Belphegor: More...

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Premonitions Of War Finds Drummer

Less than two weeks after parting ways with drummer Dustin Schoenhofer, Premonitions Of War have now found a replacement. The group has added former The Black Dahlia Murder drummer Corey Grady to their line-up. Grady will begin rehearsing with the band prior to their upcoming touring with Walls Of Jericho. Coincidentally, Schoenhofer has now gone on to replace Alexei Rodriguez in Walls of Jericho.

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King Diamond, The Black Dahlia Murder Spring Tour

The Black Dahlia Murder and Into Eternity will be supporting King Diamond on the road in Spring 2005. Here are the dates that have been confirmed thus far:

4/15 Lake Buena Vista FL @ House Of Blues
4/16 Atlanta GA @ The Masquerade
4/18 Philadelphia PA @ Trocadero
4/19 New York NY @ BB Kings
4/20 New York NY @ BB Kings
4/22 Springfield VA @ Jaxx
4/23 Poughkeepsie NY @ The Chance
4/24 Worcester MA @ The Palladium
4/26 Cleveland OH @ House Of Blues
4/27 Chicago IL @ House Of Blues
4/28 Royal Oak MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
4/29 Sauget IL @ Pop's
4/30 Minneapolis MN @ Quest Club
5/2 Denver CO @ Ogden Theatre
5/5 Seattle WA Fenix Underground
5/6 Portland OR @ Roseland Theatre
5/8 Los Angeles CA @ House of Blues
5/9 Anaheim CA @ House of Blues
5/11 Tempe AZ @ Marquee Theatre
5/12 Albuquerque NM @ Sunshine Theatre
5/13 El Paso TX @ Club Xcape
5/14 San Antonio TX @ Sunset Station

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Behemoth To Tour With Suffocation

Behemoth have been confirmed for the upcoming King Diamond/Nile/Black Dahlia Murder tour happening in April of 2005. The tour follows their January/February co headlining run with Suffocation. Here's what Nergal (guitars/vocals) had to say:

“Hey f(r)iends! We're touring Europe right now with Incantation and Krisuin in support of our brand new record, Demigod. The new songs have been sounding great live and we can't wait to play them for our U.S. fans! It seems we will be conquering North America a few times next year; I have just gotten the confirmation for the King Diamond/Nile tour. All I have to say is this is my dream line up! Playing before living legends such as the King and Nile is more than an honor! We hope to see you all soon! HORNS UP!”

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Crytopsy Confirmed For New England Metal Fest

King Diamond and Cryptopsy have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, a two-day event set to be held April 23-24 at the Palladium in Worcester, MA. Also expected to perform at the festival are King Diamond's touring mates on the upcoming U.S. trek, Nile, Behemoth and The Black Dahlia Murder. Cryptopsy will perform on April 23 while King Diamond will take the stage on April 24. More confirmations will be announced soon.

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Behemoth Confirmed For King Diamond U.S. Tour

Polish black metallers BEHEMOTH have been confirmed for the upcoming KING DIAMOND/NILE/THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER tour happening in April of 2005. The tour follows their January/February co-headlining run with SUFFOCATION. Here's what Nergal (guitars/vocals) had to say:

Hey f(r)iends! We’re touring Europe right now with INCANTATION and KRISUIN in support of our brand new record, 'Demigod'. The new songs have been sounding great live and we can’t wait to play them for our U.S. fans! It seems we will be conquering North America a few times next year; I have just gotten the confirmation for the KING DIAMOND/NILE tour. All I have to say is this is my dream line up! Playing before living legends such as the KING and NILE is more than an honor! We hope to see you all soon! HORNS UP!"

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King Diamond, Nile, BDM Tour Dates Announced

King Diamond, Nile and The Black Dahlia Murder will be teaming up for a U.S. tour beginning in April 2005. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:

Apr. 14 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
Apr. 15 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House Of Blues
Apr. 16 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Apr. 18 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero / Balcony Bar
Apr. 19 - New York, NY @ B.B. King's Blues Club
Apr. 20 - New York, NY @ B.B. King's Blues Club
Apr. 22 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Apr. 23 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
Apr. 24 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Apr. 26 - Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
Apr. 27 - Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
Apr. 28 - Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
Apr.29 – Sauget, IL @ POPS
Apr. 30 - Minneapolis, MN @ Quest Club
May 02 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
May 05 - Seattle, WA @ Fenix / Fenix Underground
May 06 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

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The Black Dahlia Murder To Play Showcase In London

The Black Dahlia Murder is confirmed to play the Barfly in London, England on December 3rd 2004 and will then head out to tour through Europe with Marduk, Napalm Death, Vader and more! For a full list of dates in the tour update section.

X-Mass Festivals 2004 w/ Marduk, Napalm Death, Vader tour dates:

12/05 Paris, France La Locomotive
12/06 Essen, Germany Zech Carl
12/07 Osnabruck, Germany Hype Park
12/08 Berlin, Germany Columbia Club
12/09 Prague, Czech Republic Lucerna Music Club
12/10 Engelsdorf, Germany Hellraiser
12/11 Vienna, Austria Planet Music
12/12 Innsbruck, Austria Hafen
12/13 Milan, Italy Transylvania
12/14 Pratteln, Switzerland Z7
12/15 Ludwigsburg, Germany Rock Fabrik
12/16 Frankfurt, Germany C. Royal
12/17 Strasbourg, France La Laiterie

12/18 Tilburg, Holland 013 w/ Dark Funeral and more
12/19 Antwerpen, Belgium Hof Ter Loo w/ Dark Funeral and more

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Diecast Video Shoot And Tour Update

Boston-based quintet Diecast just shot a video for "Medieval" with acclaimed director Dale Resteghini (Fear Factory, Hatebreed). The track comes off of the band's highly anticipated new album, "Tearing Down Your Blue Skies," set for an October 19th release. Jeremy Wooden (bass) checks in with the following band update:

Diecast just had a very busy weekend. First I'd like to thank Mike Hsu and WAAF for the interview on Harder Faster on Thursday night. On Friday, we shot our first video for our single "Medieval." I'd like to thank Scott Lee for being so cooperative and allowing us to use Fat Cat's if we had needed it. At the last minute we were able to end up shooting the video at Fort Revere in Hull, which was amazing. We were expecting a few cameras and a couple of people for the video. What we got were 4 box trucks full of equipment and a 15 person video crew. Dale and his crew were some of the best people we've ever met. We had camera's on mini railroad tracks, lighting, fog machines, guns, hookers and fire-trucks. For a minute I thought I was playing bass for Britney Spears....it was awesome. I'd like to thank all of our friends we haven't seen in a long time for coming out to be in the video. We even had a surprise guest appearance by the almighty hoods in the video.

On Saturday night we played a hometown show at Club Liquid, which is about a mile from my house. The club took great care of us and the show went well minus the fight that happened and some asshole owes me 150.00 for putting their foot through my bass case. We topped it off on Sunday at WAAF sponsored Locobazooka. Unfortunately, for us and Candiria we went on after Damageplan who closed their set with "Walk" by Pantera. That was a tough act to follow but Candiria ripped it up, brought all the kids running back over and the crowd gave us an amazing reaction. Kids were singing our new stuff all the way to the back of the crowd, which was amazing to us. I'd also like to thank our manager Mike Crowley and his buddy Kevin for helping out all weekend. Last but not least we finally got scrims and a banner, which almost made me cry tears of joy. Thanks everyone for a great weekend and we'll see you soon.

Diecast will also embark on a string of headlining west-coast dates in early November. It has been three years since the band hit this area and these shows are not to be missed.

10/15 The Edge - Augusta, ME (Record Release Show)
10/16 Downtime - New York, NY (CMJ Showcase)
10/17 The Bomb Shelter - Manchester, NH
10/31 The Kave - Bucksport, ME (Halloween Party)
11/04 The Whisky - West Hollywood, CA w/ All Shall Perish
11/05 Big Game - Fresno, CA
11/06 Chain Reaction - Anaheim, CA w/ Cattle Decapitation, Black Dahlia Murder

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Preview The Headbangers Ball Vol 2 CD Online

Roadrunner Records is releasing the long-awaited MTV2 Headbangers Ball Volume 2 Compilation this Tuesday. 40 tracks from 40 of the hottest acts in mainstream heavy metal and in the underground, for one low price. Who needs the radio, when you have this awesome play list to pop in the CD player. MTV has put up a full preview of the album, which you can access by clicking here

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Unearth Ozzfest Update, More Tour Dates

Here's from the official Unearth site:

As most of you know the last date of this summer's Ozzfest was cancelled in West Palm Beach, Florida due to Hurricane Frances. It sucks for both the fans waiting to attend the concert and the bands wanting to go out with a bang live and actually get to have one last night of the greatest Ozzfest to date. Mother nature didn't want it to happen, so it is done a day early. Please everyone in Florida be safe!

We had a blast all summer long playing to huge crowds (in the a.m. mostly), meeting the fans, hanging with the second stage bands, watching Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and Slayer on a nightly basis, and flat out just having the time of our lives. We will always remember Ozzfest 2004. Thanks to everyone who made it happen.

See you all on the road this fall. The new dates are up for our headlining run with Terror, The Black Dahlia Murder and Remembering Never.

Here are all of the dates for the Unearth, Terror, The Black Dahlia Murder, Remembering Never tour: More...

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Unearth Vocalist Issues Tour Report

Unearth vocalist Trevor Phipps has issued this tour update:

We can't thank people enough for making the entire summer kick ass so far. The shows have been amazing, the bands have all fucking ruled and there has been plenty of dice rolling, golf cart mishaps and classic metal barbeque parties. We have under two weeks left on Ozzfest and we will soon be gearing up for our full US headlining tour starting September 23rd with Terror, The Black Dahlia Murder and Remembering Never. Dates for that tour will be available this week. See you all on the road soon.

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Detroit's Bottle Rocket Fest Info

Bottle Rocket Fest 2004 will be held at the Masonic (on Temple Avenue) in Detroit, MI on September 3rd, 4th, and 5th. Tickets are $15 per day ($13 on Friday). Here's the lineup: More...

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More Unearth Fall Tour Dates Announced

Here are some more dates for Unearth's tour with Terror, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Remembering Never. More dates are on the way.

September 23 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
September 24 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
September 25 - South Amboy, NJ @ Club Krome
September 28 - New York, NY @ The Knitting Factory
October 6 - Denver, CO @ Rock Island

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Upcoming Goatwhore Shows

Upcoming Goatwhore shows:
07/25 Dallas, TX Club Indigo [Deep Ellum] (w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Deadman Circus, and Demonseed)
07/26 San Antonio, TX The Sanctuary (w/ Cannibal Corpse and The Black Dahlia Murder)
07/27 Oklahoma City, OK Bricktown Live (w/ The Black Dahlia Murder)

Dates with Cattle Decapitation, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Watch Them Die
07/28 Denver, CO Climax Lounge
07/29 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck
07/30 Milwaukee, WI Modjeska Theater (Milwaukee Metal Fest)
07/31 Des Moines, IA Hairy Mary's
08/01 Minneapolis, MN Ascot Room @ Quest Club
08/02 Omaha, NEB Ranch Bowl
08/03 Detroit, MI The Shelter at St. Andrew's
08/04 Toledo, OH Masonic Auditorium
08/05 Reading, PA The Silo
08/06 Irvington, NJ Cricket Club
08/07 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
08/08 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre / Underground
08/09 Farmingdale, NY Downtown
08/10 Richmond, VA Nanci Raygun
08/11 Baltimore, MD Thunderdome
08/13 Portland, ME The Asylum
08/14 Worcester, MA The Palladium
08/16 Hagerstown, MD Wilson Ruritan
08/17 Nashville, TN The 5 Spot More...

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