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"MTV2 Headbangers Ball: The Revenge" is now available for streaming in its entirety on AOL Music. The low priced, double-disc came out in stores on April 11, 2006 via Roadrunner Records. The double CD contains more than 2 1/2 hours of music. Disc one represents the strongest tracks from today's biggest rock bands, and disc two brings together the strongest up-and-comers from the underground rock scene.
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Beat magazine caught up with H.I.M. bassist Migè (real name: Mikko Heinrik Julius Paananen) and asked if he ever finds the "Viva La Bam"/Bam Margera craze that has sewpt up his band a little suffocating. "Well, there are lots of smart people who say 'all publicity is good publicity,'" he said. "Um, how should I put it? Perhaps this genre of our band is part of this kind of uh... entertainment that he does. All the 'Jackass' stuff and Steve-O stuff, perhaps it's not exactly what we represent — he's a skateboarder and comedian basically and we are this sort of tongue-in-cheek, serious heavy metal band, so I think it's kind of interesting to see what comes out when these people get together and do things. So I don't see it as a burden or as a negative thing; it's more like an experiment. And we've been hanging around with Bam so much that it's actually more of a friendship between us instead of combining our poor talents." Read more at Beat.com.au.
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NINE INCH NAILS, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE and H.I.M. are among the confirmed bands for the fifth Sasquatch! Festival, set to be held May 26-28 at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington. Also scheduled to appear are BECK, DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE, THE FLAMING LIPS, THE SHINS, BEN HARPER, ARCTIC MONKEYS and MATISYAHU, among others, according to Billboard.com. The event will also feature SUFJAN STEVENS' only scheduled performance of the summer.
Sasquatch! tickets go on sale March 4 via Ticketmaster.
MTV2 and Roadrunner Records have announced the release of the third installment in the successful series – MTV2 HEADBANGERS BALL: THE REVENGE. The low priced, double-disc is due in stores on April 11, 2006.
On the heels of the Gold certification of the first installment, MTV2 HEADBANGERS BALL, VOLUME 1 and the success with MTV2 HEADBANGERS BALL, VOLUME 2, MTV2 and Roadrunner Records once again set out to gather the very best in Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. The result is more than 2 1/2 hours of music on 2 CDs: disc one represents the strongest tracks from today's biggest rock bands, and disc two brings together the strongest up-and-comers from the underground rock scene.
In addition to the genre-defining anthems that represent the best of the show, there are enough rare and unreleased tracks to satisfy tastemaker metal fans as well. Packed with a total of 38 hard-charging tracks, this collection has 7 exclusive offerings. They include the Terry Date mix of Slipknot's "Before I Forget", and the live recording of Killswitch Engage's "A Bid Farewell", which both see their first CD release on this compilation. Other exclusives are brand new tracks from Hatebreed and Walls Of Jericho, both of which were written especially for this release (Hatebreed's lead vocalist, Jamey Jasta, is the host of the Headbangers Ball program on MTV2). A video for the Hatebreed track, entitled "To The Threshold", will air on video channels in March. A side project of Jasta's, Kingdom of Sorrow (which also includes members of Down, Crowbar and Seemless), also throws a brand new track into the ring. The compilation beat Dragonforce and 36 Crazyfists' record releases to the punch with fresh new tracks from these up-and-comers.
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ANATHEMA mastermind Daniel Cavanagh will undertake a solo and acoustic Norwegian tour in March 2006. His set will feature mainly Anathema classics past and present, plus various cover versions. The shows will be stripped down, featuring Danny with just a guitar a keyboard/piano in the most imtimate possible setting. The dates are as follows:
Mar. 16 - Bergen, NOR @ Garage
Mar. 17 - Trondheim, NOR @ Kafe Larssen
Mar. 18 - Oslo, NOR @ Tut og Kjør
ANATHEMA's previously announced U.K./Irish tour as the support act for H.I.M. — originally scheduled for January — has been postponed until April. More...
HIM have been forced to postpone their upcoming UK/Irish tour due to guitarist Mikko Lindstrom fracturing a wristbone in his left hand. The tour dates have already been re-scheduled and are as follows:
April 18/19 - Manchester Apollo
April 20/21 - Birmingham Academy
April 23 - Glasgow Academy
April 24 - Newcastle Academy
April 25 - London Brixton Academy
April 27/28 - Dublin Ambassador Theatre
In related news, a live HIM TV special - "HIM: Live in Detroit" - will premiere on January 21st at 8pm EST. Also, HIM's Dark Light album will be available on a special (very limited edition) pressing of double-vinyl starting January 24th, but you can pre-order a copy.
Anathema have posted the following message at their official site:
"We are very pleased to confirm that we will be touring with HIM throughout the UK and Ireland in January."
The dates are as follows:
16 - Dublin, Ireland at Ambassador
17 - Dublin, Ireland at Ambassador
19 - Glasgow, Scotland at Carling Academy
20 - Newcastle, England at Carling Academy
21 - Manchester, England at Apollo
22 - Manchester, England at Apollo
24 - Birmingham, England at Academy
25 - Birmingham, England at Academy
26 - London, England at Brixton Academy
MTV.com reports that, on Saturday in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Bam Margera will launch his Viva la Bands Tour, a five-date, four-city jaunt featuring Bam-approved acts H.I.M., Finch, Skindred and Fireball Ministry. It's an idea he came up with earlier this year when he was putting the finishing touches on his Viva la Bands compilation, and he's determined to take it from a tiny traveling show to a summertime rock behemoth.
"Basically we had such good response from the album and all the music we were playing on 'Viva la Bam' that people were like, 'Why don't you just put a tour together?' " Margera said. "So we decided to throw something together. It's just small right now, but depending on how these shows go, we're planning on rolling out a much bigger tour sometime this summer."
But with a summertime schedule already glutted with multi-band rock-and-roll tours, how does Margera plan on carving his own little niche? Well, for starters, his outing is going to be heavy on the "Jackass"-style antics that made him a household name in the first place.
"We're actually going to be playing never-before-seen 'Jackass'-style footage in between each band. And the whole cast of 'Viva la Bam' will be showing up. Don Vito and my parents and DiCamillo are going to be there," he said. "We're going to have acts like H.I.M. or CKY or Cradle of Filth on the tour. Maybe we'll get My Chemical Romance or Avenged Sevenfold to be on it too, because I'm friends with all those guys. It's going to be a big rock tour, and we're going to be coming after Ozzfest and the Warped Tour."
For now, though, Margera is mainly focusing on the tour's trial run. But he's also keeping his portfolio diverse, with a second musical compilation in the works, not to mention two films ("The Dream Seller" and "A Good Man's Ass") and an animated show based on his exploits in his hometown of West Chester, Pennsylvania.
"There's no stopping, man. I'm always working in a triangle. Like, I'll direct a video for my friend's band, and then I'll start working on a movie script or something," Margera said. "So if this whole music thing doesn't work out ... I'll have something to fall back on."
Read the full article at MTV.com.
Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. shot a video for their next single off their "Dark Light" album, "Killing Loneliness", earlier in the week in the Los Angeles area.
"Dark Light" has sold 85,000 copies in the United States in its first three weks of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The follow-up to 2003's "Love Metal" was recorded in Los Angeles and mixed at New York's Electric Lady studios with producer Tim Palmer (DAVID BOWIE, OZZY OSBOURNE).
H.I.M. will be ringing in the New Year at the HellDone Festival in Finland. The three-day event runs from Thursday, December 29 through Saturday, December 31. Other confirmed acts include THE 69 EYES, NEGATIVE, CHARON, BLOODPIT, SUNRIDE and DEEP INSIGHT. There will be both one-day tickets for each evening and three-day tickets available and customers can only purchase two tickets each. You must be 18 and over to attend.
Check out Bam Margera presents: HIM exclusively on HIM's page on MTV.com. It's a six-minute piece that was shot by Bam, taking you behind-the-scenes with the band and sharing his experiences with HIM. Bam Margera: HIM also gives you previews of tracks like "Killing Loneliness," "Vampire Heart" and "Wings Of A Butterfly" and has footage of the band recording songs in the studio and more.
HIM's "Dark Light" hits stores on September 27.
H.I.M.'s Dark Light will hit stores internationally Monday the 26th and in the US on Tuesday the 27th, but you can listen to the whole album now at HotTopic.com. Additionally, in the next few days, MTV.com will put up some new exclusive HIM footage on the making of the album. Stay tuned to
H.I.M.'s new single, "Wings of a Butterfly", has registered the following first-week international chart positions:
"Wings of a Butterfly" comes off H.I.M.'s new album, "Dark Light", due on September 27 via Sire. The follow-up to 2003's "Love Metal" was recorded in Los Angeles and mixed at New York's Electric Lady studios with producer Tim Palmer (DAVID BOWIE, OZZY OSBOURNE). Audio samples of all 10 tracks that are slated to appear on the new CD, plus the two cuts that will be included on the limited Internet edition of the album, can be heard on the H.I.M. fan site H-I-M666.com.
H.I.M. will embark on a U.S. tour with FINCH and SKINDRED beginning in early October.
H.I.M. are to headline a three-day festival at the end of 2005 at the Tavastia/Semifinal clubs in Helsinki. This will happen from December 29-31. Also on the bill are The 69 Eyes, Negative, Charon, Bloodpit, Sunride, Deep Insight and Bleak. Tickets will be available from September 19 at this location.
British metallers ANATHEMA will be opening for Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. at the Shepherds Bush Empire in London on Monday, September 19.
ANATHEMA are currently writing and recording new material at Sewerside Studios in Yorkshire, U.K. for a tentative 2006 release. The band recently issued a DVD, "Were You There?", containing a full live show recorded on ANATHEMA's "A Natural Disaster" tour, an acoustic concert performed with a string quartet from the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, plus videos, live clips and other extra features. The artwork and menu designs have been conceived by Travis Smith.
H.I.M. frontman Ville Valo recently spoke to The Associated Press about the group's upcoming album, "Dark Light", due on September 27 via Sire. Watch the short video interview at this location.
The follow-up to 2003's "Love Metal", "Dark Light" was recorded in Los Angeles and mixed at New York's Electric Lady studios with producer Tim Palmer (DAVID BOWIE, OZZY OSBOURNE). Audio samples of all 10 tracks that are slated to appear on the new CD, plus the two cuts that will be included on the limited Internet edition of the album, can be heard on the H.I.M. fan site H-I-M666.com.
H.I.M. will embark on a U.S. tour with FINCH and SKINDRED beginning in early October.
H.I.M. have posted an exclusive premiere of "Behind The Crimson Door" from their upcoming album, Dark Light on their MySpace page.
H.I.M. have announced the dates for their forthcoming U.S. tour with Finch and Skindred. HIM will release their new album, Dark Light, internationally on September 26th and in the US on September 27th. You can access a free download of the current H.I.M. single, “Wings of a Butterfly” over on their MTV A-Z page.
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H.I.M. has unveiled a new media player in celebration of their upcoming new album, “Dark Light”, out on September 27th. You can check it out and preview the new single “Wings of a Butterfly”, watch the video, access all of the HIM podcasts, download buddy icons and more.
The 2005 Kerrang Awards nominations have been announced at this year's Day Of Rock. In the middle of sets by Bullet For My Valentine, InMe, Nine Black Alps, Towers Of London and The Mascara Story, Kerrang! editor Paul Brannigan named Green Day and System Of A Down as leaders of the pack, with five nominations apiece. Coming a close second were My Chemical Romance with four nominations, including Best Band. The winners will be announced at the Kerrang! Awards on August 25 - to vote for your favourites, head for www.kerrangawards.com.
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You can now watch the premiere of the new video for HIM's "Wings of a Butterfly" on Myspace.com. Just head over to myspace.com/heartagram to check it out.