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From: San Francisco, CA, United States
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With a Decibel Magazine-sponsored roadshow destined to go down in recent history as the one with the highest BBPM (Blast Beats Per Minute) rate, San Francisco's veteran thrashers EXODUS proudly announce they've been drafted for the upcoming "Monsters Of Mayhem" tour, set to launch at The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts on September 3rd. Seventeen initial dates have been confirmed; more dates will be announced soon. Five EXODUS off-date shows have been scheduled thus far.
Founding member & lead guitarist Gary Holt checks in from his Northern California home about the forthcoming excursion:
"Let me just say how fired up we are to be taking part in the 'Monsters Of Mayhem' tour. To have the opportunity to tour with Hatebreed, Napalm Death, The Black Dahlia Murder, Despised Icon, and First Blood is just awesome. A HUGE thanks to Jamey Jasta and all from Hatebreed for hooking us up with the chance to crush some people who might not have ever seen us before. I fully plan on hurting somebody! Hope to see you there. Let the mayhem begin!"
Purveyors of an attitude-driven sound carried out with the brutality of military vengeance, this will be EXODUS' final tour in support of 2005's highly acclaimed Shovel Headed Kill Machine. "Standard metal sounds like love songs compared to the musical violence of EXODUS," stated DRUM! Magazine, and once you experience the band live, you'll realize that no truer words could have been spoken.
Despite rumors to the contrary, Holt denies that he's purchased a set of brass knuckles specifically for this tour.
More dates have been released for the upcoming tour featuring HATEBREED, NAPALM DEATH, EXODUS, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, DESPISED ICON, and FIRST BLOOD:
September 3 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium*
September 4 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx*
September 5 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
September 6 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Zoo
September 8 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
September 10 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom*
September 14 - Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
September 15 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
September 16 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
September 17 - Huntington, WV @ Huntington Music Hall
September 19 - Chcicago, IL @ House of Blues
September 20 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
September 22 - Milwaukee, WI @ @ Eagles Club
* = have since been removed from where the date was originally listed.
An official/complete list of dates is expected to be revealed shortly.
Hatebreed will headline a full U.S. tour set to commence in September and run through October. The bill will feature support from the Black Dahlia Murder throughout, plus Napalm Death, Exodus, First Blood and Despised Icon. "We've never gone out on a headline run immediately following Ozzfest, and we've always wanted to, and we always felt we needed to, but there were always plans that superseded that," frontman Jamey Jasta said. "We're taking out a very extreme bill. We're going to call it maybe the Monsters of Mosh, something crazy like that. But it will be a good way for us to give back to the underground, extreme scenes, and also for us to go out and headline for the first time in a long, long time and do a full hour-and-a-half set with our new staging and new gear."
Due to medical reasons, TESTAMENT drummer Louie Clemente will be unable to perform with the band on the upcoming shows scheduled in the United States, Europe, and South Korea. Veteran drummer and good friend Paul Bostaph (EXODUS, ex-SLAYER, FORBIDDEN, SYSTEMATIC) will be filling in for Louie on the following dates in July and August:
Jul. 12 - Key Club - Hollywood, CA
Jul. 13 - Galaxy Theatre - Santa Ana, CA
Jul. 14 - Nevada Empire Ballroom - Las Vegas, NV
Jul. 15 - Venue of Scottsdale - Scottsdale, AZ
Jul. 16 - Reflections - Victorville, CA
Jul. 21 - Earthshaker Fest - Rieden, GER
Jul. 22 - Metalcamp Fest - Tolmin, SLO
Jul. 24 - Carling Academy Islington - London, UK
Jul. 25 - Bradford Rio - Bradford, UK
Jul. 26 - JB's - Dudley, UK
Jul. 28 - Metalway Festival - Jerez, SPA
Jul. 29 - Metalway Festival - Gernika, SPA
Aug. 05 - Busan Rock Festival - Busan City, KOR
TESTAMENT are tentatively planning to enter the studio in the fall to record the long-awaited follow-up to 1999's "The Gathering", due in early 2007.
In a recent interview with LivingForMetal.com, TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson stated that the upcoming CD will feature the band's original lineup. He said, "We're gonna get Louie [Clemente] to come back to do some songs. The drummer situation, we are probably gonna use a couple of drummers 'cause we've had people that are in our lives and a part of TESTAMENT so it wouldn't be fair to not have these people play on it. Probably Jon Allen from DRAGONLORD and SADUS will play on it, who's also been a part of TESTAMENT and toured with us. Just the way we do things now, we don't tour extensively so it's kind of hard to keep steady players. Like if something comes up and someone's not available we'll go, 'Let's see if this guy's available.' Yeah it's gonna be killer, the new material is sounding pretty old-school. . . Alex's [Skolnick, guitar] got some riffs that he's been sending me and they sound pretty TESTAMENT, just really cool stuff. Like that 'Apocalyptic City' kind of vibe. Good chord progressions with octaves over it."
Having recently been confirmed for the Lorca Rock festival on June 17th in Murcia, Spain, EXODUS are currently on tour through North America in support of their late 2005 release, Shovel Headed Kill Machine with Full Blown Chaos and Subzero. Besides using his time on the tour bus to work on riffs for the next album (and he SWEARS there will be no delays on this one!), Gary recently spoke to Nashua Telegraph correspondent Shawn Macomber about the current state of the thrash metal genre:
"If I was doing this for some quick buck - and let's be clear, there aren't a whole lot of 'em involved in this, I make a living at it but I'm certainly not rich - it would show. People would see right through it. They would listen to our records and hear the sound of someone past their prime doing it just to make a dollar. You have to love it for it to be honest. I still do."
"It seems like timing [for a comeback] is good right now, but, you know, I never really concerned myself with what everyone else was doing. Of course, that doesn't mean I don't think it's great that after the death of this whole nu-metal atrocity young bands are embracing the kind of music we pioneered and actually doing their own version of it. I couldn't be happier, and some of these great new bands - Shadows Fall, Lamb of God, Hypocrisy, The Haunted - have become very good friends of mine. But I'd be doing my thing either way."
"I'm not surprised [to see the resurgence in thrash metal] because I always saw nu-metal as a really, really bad trend that would have no staying power whatsoever," HOlt continued. "The most popular bands from that era are long dead and forgotten. Fred Durst's 15 minutes of fame are way up. I bet Paris Hilton won't even return his calls anymore."
Remaining dates for the EXODUS tour with Full Blown Chaos and Subzero are as follows:
05/14/06 DENVER, CO - Blueprint Theatre
05/16/06 SEATTLE, WA - Studio Seven
05/17/06 PORTLAND, OR - Rock n Roll Pizza
05/18/06 ORANGEVALE, CA - The Boardwalk
05/19/06 SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The Pound
Read the full article at Nashua Telegraph.
Skinless have announced the following tour dates:
April 28 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance w/ Exodus
April 29 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (NEMHF)
April 30 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club w/ Exodus
May 20 - Middletown, NY @ Death In The Forest Fest
May 27 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar (Maryland Deathfest)
June 16 - Bucksport, ME @ The Kave
June 17 - Cohoes, NY @ Saratoga Winners
June 23 - Yonkers, NY @ Club Pure w/ Antipathy
June 24 - West Islip, NY @ Almost Home Cafe
June 30 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance w/ The Red Death
Audio Interview With Former Exodus Bassist Michael Butler Online
TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 50 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. This jam-packed anniversary special contains interviews hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with AMERICAN HEARTBREAK/ex-EXODUS bassist Michael Butler, Keavin Wiggins of antiMusic.com, and voice-over artist Gary. Topics include Butler's "Rock and Roll Geek Show" podcast, Adam Curry, Gibson musical instruments, GUNS N' ROSES, Ozzfest, BLACK SABBATH, and METALLICA. The show also contains music from the Podsafe Music Network by artists including AMERICAN HEARTBREAK, LACUNA COIL, and HOLLYWOOD SUPERSTARS. The 50-minute podcast can be downloaded at this location. iTunes users can also subscribe to "Talking Metal" for free at this location.
The full lineup for the 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, which is sponsored this year by ESP Guitars and Krank Amps, has been confirmed.
The three-day festival at The Palladium in Worcester, MA, will feature headliners Lacuna Coil, Black Dahlia Murder, and Between the Buried and Me on Friday, April 28. Arch Enemy, Chimaira, and Exodus will headline Saturday, April 29. Headliners for Sunday, April 30 are Gamma Ray and DragonForce.
UK-based DragonForce will be making its first-ever American appearance at the festival. Italy's Lacuna Coil and Sweden's Arch Enemy will be making return appearances at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, after stellar performances at the 2003 and 2002 editions of the festival.
"It's fantastic to be a part of what is quite possibly the best U.S. metal fest around!" said Arch Enemy guitarist Mike Amott. "This is our third time playing the New England Metal and Hardcore fest and it's always a pleasure. It's held in a great venue with great fans."
"It is an honor for us to be one of this year's headliners at the New England Metal and Hardcore festival," said vocalist Andrea Ferro. "We are more than ready for it. We can't wait."
Bands confirmed for Friday (listed alphabetically) are: A Life Once Lost, A Perfect Murder, Alarum, Arsis, Between The Buried And Me, Black Dahlia Murder, Cephalic Carnage, Dead To Fall, Demiricous, Ed Gein, From A Second Story Window, Haste The Day, If Hope Dies, Lacuna Coil, Ligeia, Necrophagist, Neuraxis, Nodes Of Ranvier, Ringworm, Scarlet, Still Remains, Suicide Silence, The Absence, Thine Eyes Bleed and Through The Eyes Of The Dead.
Saturday's bands include 100 Demons, Arch Enemy, At All Cost, Caliban, Chimaira, Colin Of Arabia, Cryptopsy, Damnation AD, Death Threat, Embrace The End, Exodus, First Blood, Full Blown Chaos, God Forbid, Hate Eternal, Immolation, Into The Moat, Ion Dissonance, Overcast, Ramallah, Remembering Never, Righteous Jams, Scars Of Tomorrow, Shoot To Kill, Since The Flood, Skinless, Spitfire, Suffocation, Sworn Enemy, Terror, The Acacia Strain, The Classic Struggle, The JonBenet, and Turmoil.
Sunday's lineup is: A Love End Suicide, Bloodlined Calligraphy, Born Victim, Bronx Casket Company, Burn In Silence, Byzantine, Cannae, Cellador, Doom Raider, DragonForce, Folly, Gamma Ray, Goat Horn, Hypersolid, Inked In Blood, Into Eternity, Light This City, Losa, Mercury Switch, On Broken Wings, Phoenix Morning, Protest The Hero, Sanctity, The Miles Between, Torn Asunder, Trouble, Twelve Tribes, Who Killed The Prom Queen, Wolf, xdeathstarx, and xlooking forwardx.
Talent is subject to change.
The 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is also sponsored by Prosthetic Records, 2nd Stage sponsor; Revolver Magazine, exclusive magazine partner and creator of the official event program; Facedown Records, sponsor of street marketing efforts; FUSE TV; Mazur PR; The Syndicate; and many others.
Vendors this year include Century Media/Nuclear Blast, Deepsend Records, ESP Guitars/Krank Amps, Eulogy Recordings/Hand Of Hope Records, Facedown Records, Fuse TV/Uranium, Lifeforce Records, Metal Blade Records, Oak Knoll Productions, Prosthetic Records, Red Rocket Records, Relapse Records, Revolver Magazine, Stillborn Records/Hatewear Inc., Trustkill Records, Victory Records, and others.
Friday tickets are $35.00; Saturday and Sunday individual day tickets are $40.00. Three-day passes are $109.50. Tickets are available now at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849. There is re-entry at this all-day event until 6 p.m. each day.
The Palladium is located at 261 Main Street in Worcester, Massachusetts.
The Classic Struggle have announced that they will not tour with Exodus/Full Blown Chaos as planned. Several weeks ago their friend and drummer Tyler Solnosky suffered a severe head injury and has been confined to a hospital bed. Tyler is showing signs of recovery, but will remain in the hospital for an indefinite amount of time.
Not unlike most touring bands, Tyler is without medical insurance and is facing exorbitant medical expenses. The band has set up a PayPal account to collect donations. Please send PayPal donations to firstname.lastname@example.org. The band is also planning a series of benefit shows. More info will be released soon.
States the band: "We would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers while Tyler recovers. Sorry about the shows and tour we have to cancel, but it wouldn't be right to leave him right now. Family comes first. We won't be gone for too long. Stay metal."
Exodus has announced their North American Abomination 2006 tour dates in support of their latest album, "Shovel Headed Kill Machine," released on October 4th 2005. The current incarnation of Exodus includes drummer Paul Bostaph (ex-SLAYER, ex-FORBIDDEN), new vocalist Rob Dukes and guitarist Lee Altus (ex-HEATHEN). Exodus are touring with supporting acts Full Blown Chaos and The Classic Struggle with guests Cryptopsy, Immolation and Skinless on a few dates.
Here are the tour dates: More...
Australia's PyroMusic.net has posted over 45 mins of video footage and numerous photos of Exodus and The Haunted from their co-headlining show last night in Sydney Australia. You can check it out at PyroMusic.net.
Skinless have announced the following tour dates which also includes a release party for their new album, "Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead":
with Exodus, Cryptopsy, Immolation, Full Blown Chaos:
April 28 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
April 29 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (NE Metal & Hardcore Fest)
April 30 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club w/ Suffocation
May 20 - Middletown, NY @ Death In The Forest Fest
May 27/28 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar (Maryland Deathfest)
June 16 - Bucksport, ME @ The Kave
June 17 - Latham, NY @ Saratoga Winners (record release show)
MassConcerts has announced that the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will return once again to the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts, on Friday April 28, Saturday April 29 and Sunday April 30. Friday tickets are $35.00; Saturday and Sunday individual day tickets are $40.00. Three-day passes are $109.50. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 24 at 10:00am at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849.
Proclaimed in past years as one of the best American festivals focusing on heavy music, the three-day show will host numerous metal, hardcore, and metalcore bands along with a jam-packed vendor area where fans can purchase hard-to-find CDs, t-shirts, and other music merchandise. ESP Guitars will be giving away guitars and Krank Amps will be giving away amps and even a half stack. These two great companies will also be bringing you up close and personal with some of the bands they endorse - so as we get closer to fest we will have schedule of artist signings and other surprises.
The show will once again take place on two stages at The Palladium. Bands that have already been confirmed for the festival are: Lacuna Coil, Gamma Ray, DragonForce (first time EVER in America!), Arch Enemy, Chimaira, The Black Dahlia Murder, Bullet For My Valentine, Exodus, Cryptopsy, 100 Demons, A Perfect Murder, Alarum, Arsis, Bloodlined Calligraphy, Bronx Casket Company, Byzantine, Caliban, Cattle Decapitation, Colin Of Arabia, Damnation AD, Dead To Fall, Death Threat, Demiricous, Dying Eyes Bleed, Ed Gein, Embrace The End, Folly, Full Blown Chaos, Goat Horn, God Forbid, Hate Eternal, Horse The Band, Hypersolid, If Hope Dies, Immolation, Inked In Blood, Into Eternity, Ion Dissonance, Ligeia, Losa, Mercury Switch, Necrophagist, Neuraxis, Nodes Of Ranvier, On Broken Wings, Protest The Hero, Ramallah, Righteous Jams, Ringworm, Sanctity, Scars Of Tomorrow, From A Second Story Window, Shoot To Kill, Since The Flood, Skinless, Still Remains, Suffocation, Sworn Enemy, The Acacia Strain, The Absence, The Classic Struggle, The Miles Between, Torn Assunder, Trouble, Twelve Tribes, I Killed The Prom Queen, Wolf, xDEATHSTARx, and xLOOKINGFORWARDx. More bands will be announced in the coming weeks. Talent is subject to change.
"We’ve been extremely happy with how this festival has grown over the years," said MassConcerts Booking Agent and festival co-founder Scott Lee, "and this year the lineup is one of the most varied yet - a great mixture of different styles of bands."
The 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is brought to you by ESP Guitars and Krank Amps, teaming up to present the festival this year; Prosthetic Records, which is sponsoring the 2nd Stage upstairs, Revolver Magazine our exclusive magazine partner and creator of the official event program, Facedown Records which is sponsoring our street marketing efforts, FUSE TV, Mazur PR and The Syndicate. Vendors this year include Century Media, Trustkill, Eulogy/Hand of Hope, Metal Blade, Red Rocket Records, and many others.
Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL are the latest addition to this year's installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 23-24 in Balingen, Germany. DEATH ANGEL's performance at the festival will mark their only live apperance on German soil this year and they will perform a special setlist with many songs they haven't played in ages.
So far, the following bands have been confirmed: More...
Exodus, Full Blown Chaos, and The Classic Struggle will be touring the U.S. together in April and May. Here are the tour dates:
4/15 Concord, CA @ Burbon St.
4/16 Los Angeles, CA @ The Key Club
4/17 Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theater
4/19 Ft. Collins, CO @ Aggie Theater
4/20 Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
4/21 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
4/22 Houston, TX @ Engine Room
4/24 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
4/25 Tampa, FL @ The Masquerade
4/26 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
4/27 West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
4/28 Poughkepsie, NY @ The Chance
4/29 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
4/30 New York, NY @ B.B. Kings
5/1 Bedford, NH @ Mark's Place
5/2 Montreal, QUE @ Medley
5/3 Toronto, ONT @ Lee's Place
5/4 Rochester, NH @ Penny Arcade
5/5 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's Down Under
5/6 Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
5/7 Niles, MI @ White House
5/8 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
5/9 Nashville, TN @ The Muse
5/10 Chicago, IL @ Joe's on Weed St.
5/11 Lansing, MI @ Temple Club
5/12 Columbia Heights, MN @ Star Central
5/13 Cedar Falls, IA @ Reverb
5/14 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
5/16 Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
5/17 Portland, OR @ Rock'n'Roll Pizza
5/18 Orangevalle, CA @ The Boardwalk
5/19 San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
Sitting behind the drums for some of the upcoming shows will be SADUS drummer Jon Allen, who will be filling in for original TESTAMENT drummer Louie Clemente while Louie is busy taking care of other matters. However, both guitarist Alex Skolnick and bassist Greg Christian have signed on for the forthcoming dates, TESTAMENT's manager - Phil Arnold of the Thrill Entertainment Group - told blabbermouth. "We'll do more shows this year, some with Louie some with Johnny Tempesta [HELMET, ex-ROB ZOMBIE, EXODUS]," Arnold said.
More dates have been released for EXODUS' upcoming North American headlining tour:
April 16 - Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
April 17 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
with CRYPTOPSY, IMMOLATION:
April 27 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
April 28 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
April 29 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
April 30 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
May 2 - Montreal, QC @ Le Medley
May 3 - Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
The Haunted will be heading off to Japan & Australia February/March 2006 as the last segment of their world tour for rEVOLVEr. Here are the dates:
Extreme the Dojo Vol.15 with Nile and Exodus:
Feb. 28 Osaka, JAP - Big Cat
Mar. 01 Nagoya, JAP - Club Quattro
Mar. 02 Tokyo, JAP - O-East
Headlining Australian tour:
Mar. 05 Perth, AUS - Heat
Mar. 06 Melbourne, AUS - Hifi Bar
Mar. 07 Sydney, AUS - The Forum
Mar. 08 Brisbane, AUS - The Arena
Veteran san Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 23-24, 2006 in Balingen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):
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Continuing the highly successful Metal For The Masses series, the Century Family unseals Metal For The Masses Volume Four, once again exclusive to Hot Topic locations nationwide. The 2-disc compilation contains 40 tracks totaling over 2 hours of music. The artwork for Volume Four incorporates the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse to stunning effect and also depicts the album art for each featured artist within as well as additional artist and album information. Volume Four comes housed in a deluxe double Digipak and is available now at all Hot Topic locations nationwide.
Started in 2003, Metal For The Masses has become The Century Family's largest-selling compilation series, replacing the budget priced Identity series. The Metal For The Masses series is also one of Hot Topic's longest-running exclusive compilations. Selling well over 60,000 copies each, Metal For The Masses continues to disseminate the word of metal.
Disc One Includes Century Media Artists:
God Forbid, Manntis, Diecast, Brand New Sin, Agents Of Man, Shadows Fall, Arch Enemy, The Haunted, Behemoth, Old Man's Child, Naglfar, Strapping Young Lad, Nevermore, Eyes Of Fire, Into Eternity, Cryptopsy, Watch Them Die, Napalm Death, Despised Icon and Immolation
Disc Two Includes:
Nuclear Blast Artists: Dimmu Borgir, Soilwork, In Flames, Meshuggah, Bleed The Sky, Darkane, Mnemic, Hypocrisy, Exodus and Cathedral
Liquor And Poker Music Artists: Fireball Ministry, Nebula, The Hellacopters, The Illuminati, The Black Halos, Crash Kelly, The Thieves, Scott Reeder, American Heartbreak and Backyard Babies