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From: NJ, United States
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Infected is a brand new game for the PSP (TM) PlayStation Portable that features music from Roadrunner Records. Even better, the single-player game allows you to choose among a complete cast of Slipknot characters.
Infected is a fast-paced, over-the-top 3rd person shooter developed by Planet Moon Studios and published by Majesco Entertainment, which casts you as a lone cop, fighting against a tidal wave of infectious zombies, intent on ripping New York to shreds.
In the single player game, you'll clear out neighborhoods in brutal "Kill Em All" scenarios, or race to evacuate civilans in the "Helicopter Evac" missions. As you progress, you'll unlock bigger weapons and new avatars, including those special Slipknot characters!
In the multiplayer game, infect your friends when you whip ass in deathmatch, Mad Cow and other special game types. Whether in 8 player ad-hoc, or 2 player through the Internet, winning matches will spread your custom infection across the globe.
Infected tracklisting: More...
Providing a thundering musical backdrop to "infect" by, Majesco Entertainment Company and developer Planet Moon Studios today announced a deal with Roadrunner Records and several top heavy metal bands, including SLIPKNOT, FEAR FACTORY, CHIMAIRA, TRIVIUM, ILL NINO, and THE AGONY SCENE to provide licensed music for the in-game soundtrack for Infected, scheduled for release on PSP (PlayStation Portable) in November.
In addition to providing tracks, all nine members of SLIPKNOT appear in-game as unlockable characters for use in either single player or multiplayer modes. 3volution Studios, co-owned by Raymond Herrera, drummer of FEAR FACTORY, will be responsible for creating all the sound F/X and recording voice-overs for Infected.
"We've compiled music from some of today's hottest metal bands to create an in-game soundtrack that perfectly amplifies the hardcore, fast-paced game play experience of Infected," said Ken Gold, vice president of Marketing for Majesco. "Players' pulses will pound as they attempt to complete intense missions while being shredded by the bone-crunching sounds of some of heavy metal's finest bands."
Licensed songs from Roadrunner Records confirmed for the Infected soundtrack include:
* "Eyeless" - SLIPKNOT
* "Everything Ends" - SLIPKNOT
* "Pulse of the Maggots" - SLIPKNOT
* "Power Trip" - CHIMAIRA
* "Nothing Remains" - CHIMAIRA
* "Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr" - TRIVIUM
* "When It Cuts" - ILL NINO
* "Prey" - THE AGONY SCENE
* "Remanufacture" - FEAR FACTORY
ILL NINO's new video for the track, "What You Deserve", has been posted online at this location. "What You Deserve" comes off the band's new album, "One Nation Underground", released recently through Roadrunner Records.
ILL NINO's new video for the track, "What You Deserve", will debut this Saturday on MTV 2's Headbanger's Ball, airing at 10 pm EST.
"What You Deserve" comes off the band's forthcoming album, "One Nation Underground", due out September 27th through Roadrunner Records.
Another track from the upcoming ROADRUNNER UNITED "The All-Star Sessions" CD, entitled "In the Fire", has been made available for streaming at Roadrun.com.
This full-length release, in stores on October 11, 2005, is a "master class" in hard rock/metal. Boasting 55 artists from 42 of Roadrunner's past and present bands, the album will contain original tracks that are collaborations between numerous Roadrunner stars.
Four central musicians were originally chosen to produce and write the songs. Joey Jordison (SLIPKNOT), Dino Cazares (ex-FEAR FACTORY/BRUJERIA), Robert Flynn (MACHINE HEAD) and Matthew Heafy (TRIVIUM). These four musicians play on the songs they have written and have also assembled a unique team of artists to appear on each track. In order to cover as wide a spectrum as possible, no musician has played for more than one writer/producer and each song features a different vocalist.
Written and produced by Heafy, "In the Fire" features King Diamond (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE) on vocals, Mike D'Antonio (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) on bass, Dave Chavarri (ILL NINO) on drums, and Heafy on lead, rhythm and acoustic guitars.
GIZMACHI and DIECAST have been added to the upcoming ILL NINO headlining tour. Confirmed dates are as follows:
Sep. 20 - Northern Lights - Clifton Park, NY
Sep. 21 - Crocodile Rock - Allentown, PA
Sep. 23 - House of Blues - Atlantic City, NJ
Sep. 24 - WQWK Block Party - State College, PA
Sep. 25 - The Norva - Norfolk, VA
Sep. 27 - Headliners - Toledo, OH
Sep. 28 - Headliners Music Hall - Lousville, KY
Sep. 29 - Newport Music Hall - Columbus, OH
Sep. 30 - The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
Oct. 01 - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
Diecast will be going on tour with Ill Nino at the end of this month. The tour starts on September 18th and goes through the end on the month. However, due to the tour, Diecast will have to cancel the Minnesota show on Sept 16th. Tour dates with Ill Nino are as follows:
Sept. 18 Fitchburg, MA - Fitchburg Airport Field - Locobazooka 2005 with Disturbed, Ill Nino, Seemless, Clutch, 10 Years and more (gig not confirmed)
Sept. 20 Clifton Park, NY - Northern Light
Sept. 21 Allentown, PA - Crocodile Park
Sept. 23 Atlantic City, NJ - House of Blues
Sept. 24 State College, PA - WQWK Block Party
Sept. 25 Norfolk, VA - NorVa
Sept. 27 Toledo, OH - Headliner's
Sept. 28 Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall
Sept. 29 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
Sept. 30 Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
Ill Nino have chosen the track "What You Deserve" as the first single from their new album "One Nation Underground". A video for the track was recently filmed with director Dale "Rage" Resteghini (Shadows Fall, Unearth) and should begin airing shortly, while the song is set to show up at radio this week. "One Nation Underground" will see a September 27th release date via Roadrunner.
Marc Rizzo, guitarist for SOULFLY (and ex-Ill Nino), will be doing 3 shows with his side project COMMITTEE OF THIRTEEN before he heads out on the road with SOULFLY (and THROWDOWN) in October in support of their new album "Dark Ages", out on October 4th via Roadrunner Records.
You can pick up a copy of COMMITTEE OF THIRTEEN's self titled debut at their official website as well as Marc's solo debut "Colossal Myopia" via Shrapnel Records.
August 29 - New York City, NY @ Don Hills
September 15 - Farmingdale, NY @ The Downtown
September 23 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place
A brand-new ILL NINO e-card, containing streaming audio of two tracks — "What You Deserve" and "This Is War" (latter song also available for download) — from the group's upcoming "One Nation Underground" CD, can be accessed at this location.
ILL NINO recently enlisted Dale "Rage" Resteghini (MUDVAYNE, HATEBREED) to direct two videos from "One Nation Underground", due on September 27 via Roadrunner Records. The shoot for "This Is War" reportedly took place on July 23 in Long Island, while "What You Deserve" was filmed the following week in Brooklyn, New Jersey and Manhattan.
The follow-up to 2003's "Confessions", "One Nation Underground" was produced by Scrap 60 (ANTHRAX, CRADLE OF FILTH, BLEEDING THROUGH).
ILL NINO are currently supporting DISTURBED on a six-week North American tour.
God Forbid has just been added to the WAAF Locobazooka Festival, which is set to take place on September 18 in Fitchburgh, MA. The festival features Disturbed, The Dropkick Murphys, Ill Nino, Life Of Agony, Clutch, Seemless, Darkest Hour, Bury Your Dead, Dope, Bloodsimple, and many more. Tickets are $39.95. For more information, check out www.locobazooka.com.
This weekend, Ill Nino is shooting a video in both Brooklyn and New Jersey. The video is for the song "What You Deserve," which comes from the band's upcoming "One Nation Underground" release (in stores September 27).
A DISTURBED media player, featuring the group's new single, "Stricken", can be accessed at this location.
"Stricken" is scheduled to go for radio adds around July 25. The song is the first single off the group's upcoming third album, "Ten Thousand Fists", due on September 20 via Reprise. The album features the debut of new bassist John Moyer (ex-THE UNION UNDERGROUND).
As previously reported, Todd McFarlane will be creating the album cover for "Ten Thousand Fists". Aside from creating the wildly popular comic book character Spawn, McFarlane also designed the album cover for KORN 's "Follow the Leader" as well as the video for "Freak on a Leash" and PEARL JAM 's "Do the Evolution".
DISTURBED recently made a song called "Guarded" from their upcoming third album available online at both the iTunes store and myspace.com/disturbedofficial. DISTURBED frontman David Draiman told Launch that "Guarded" was released to give fans a taste of the band's new effort. "'Guarded' was put out there to just whet everybody's appetite. It's one of the more aggressive tracks on the record, just to remind everybody where we came from and who we are. Kind of give back to the core a little bit. It's a song that reflects what choosing this life forces certain people to do in a certain way — you have to remain guarded on a certain level."
The album's title track has been tapped to appear in the next NFL Madden video game.
DISTURBED will begin a six-week North American tour with ILL NINO and 10 YEARS in early August. The band will also headline the Jagermeister Music Tour in November, followed by the Music As A Weapon III trek in 2006.
DISTURBED 's debut album, "The Sickness" (2000) has sold 3.4 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
A brand-new ILL NINO track, entitled "This Is War", is available for download from Roadrun.com.
"This Is War" comes off the group's new album, "One Nation Underground", due on September 27 via Roadrunner Records.
The follow-up to 2003's "Confessions", "One Nation Underground" (view cover here) was produced by Scrap 60 (ANTHRAX, ILL NINO, CRADLE OF FILTH, BLEEDING THROUGH). The track listing for the CD is as follows:
01. This Is War
02. My Resurrection
03. What You Deserve
04. La Liberacion Of Our Awakening
05. Turns To Gray
06. All I Ask For
07. De La Vida
08. Corazon Of Mine
09. Everything Beautiful
10. In This Moment
11. My Pleasant Torture
12. Violent Saint
13. Red Rain
The album's first single, "What You Deserve", is expected to go for radio adds around August 29.
ILL NINO will be supporting DISTURBED on a six-week North American tour beginning on August 3 in Ventura, California.
Ill Nino have announced the track listing for their new album "One Nation Underground", here's how it's set to look:
01 - "This Is War"
02 - "My Resurrection"
03 - "What You Deserve"
04 - "La Liberacion Of Our Awakening"
05 - "Turns To Gray"
06 - "All I Ask For"
07 - "De La Vida"
08 - "Corazon Of Mine"
09 - "Everything Beautiful"
10 - "In This Moment"
11 - "My Pleasant Torture"
12 - "Violent Saint"
13 - "Red Rain"
The effort is slated for a September 27th release date through Roadrunner
Former Ill Niño and current Soulfly guitarist Marc Rizzo has hit back at Ill Niño over his assertion that the band use backing tapes during their live performances and that he gave the group's lead singer, Cristian Machado, a "beatdown" after Machado allegedly "talked shit" about Rizzo's current band, Soulfly, from the stage while on tour as the support act for Soulfly. Rizzo's latest missive reads as follows:
So once again Ill Niño is lying and manipulating the truth to make themselves look like the good guys in front of their fans.
Since I left the band, there has been nothing but lies said about me in interviews.
When I first quit, I left on what I had considered good terms. I was happy to be out of the band and had no interest in bad-mouthing anyone in interviews. The truth is I even wrote songs on 'Confessions' — this after I had all ready quit the band. I'd work twelve- to fifteen-hour days recording that record and then go to another studio to work on my instrumental record. The point is, I had no bad feelings and was asked by Roadrunner Records and producer Bob Marlette (producer of 'Confessions') to help the band out and record. While I was there, no one had a bad thing to say to my face. Why would anyone? I'm there recording their record? This is where all the cowardly shit-talking truly started.More...
Starting August 3rd, 10 Years will be switching over from their current outing with Static-X in order to support Disturbed on their North American tour. Ill Nino will also be playing. 10 Years will release their new album entitled "The Autumn Effect" on August 16th. The dates with Disturbed are as follows:
08/03 - Ventura, CA - Ventura Theatre
08/04 - Bakersfield, CA - Montgomery World Plaza
08/06 - West Hollywood, CA - The Roxy
08/07 - Fresno, CA - Rainbow Ballroom
08/08 - Sacramento, CA - Sacramento Convention Center
08/14 - Colorodo Springs, CO - City Auditorium
08/15 - Albuquerque, NM - Albuquerque Convention Center
08/17 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Amphitheatre
08/19 - Amarillo, TX - Aztex Music Hall
08/20 - Oklahoma City, OK - Farmers Market
08/21 - Tulsa, OK - Cains Ballroom
08/23 - Wichita, KS - The Cotillion
08/24 - Springfield, MO - Oasis Inn and Convention Center
08/26 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Hall
08/27 - Fargo, ND - Fargo Civic Memorial Auditorium
08/28 - Sioux Falls, SD - Ramkota Exhibit Hall
08/30 - Des Moines, IA - Val Air Ballroom
08/31 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
09/02 - Springfield, IL - The Warehouse
09/03 - Cedar Rapids, IA - Hawkeye Downs Speedway
09/05 - Toronto, ONT - Kool Haus
09/06 - London, ONT - John LaBatt Centre
09/12 - Scranton, PA - Scranton Cultural Center
09/13 - Niagara Falls, NY - Dome Theatre
09/16 - Poughkeepsie, NY - Mid-Hudson Civic Center
09/17 - Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Ill Nino has responded to Marc Rizzo and his comments about playing to a tape:
We'll say this ONCE! This is very immature of Marc Rizzo, but this one time we can't help but lower ourselves to his standards. Let's set the record straight as to why Marc Rizzo left Ill Niño. This will better explain his bitterness and jealousy towards the band he wishes he was still in......
Rizzo, with his wanna be tough boy attitude and his big mouth, thought he was going to change the face of music with a new band he then called Core-tez, but failed miserably. His attempt to recreate Ill Niño came up short, and sounded more like an Ill Niño cover band. Rizzo couldn't even strike an indie deal, and this left him even more frustrated. This left him with no choice but to join Soulfly as a hired punk, who only receives a menial paycheck and nothing else. If Rizzo feels that strongly about being a real hater, then he should stop cashing in his Ill Niño royalty checks...but I guess he needs Ill Niño's money. As for Ill Niño playing to tape, we run sample tracks live because we have samples and keyboards on our albums. Many bands run samples live, Rob Zombie, Static X, Fear Factory, Linkin Park, and Ozzy, all run samples live, just to name a few. For a band he claims is "fake", we're doing better after Rizzo's departure. Ill Niño's "Confession" has sold over 400,000 copies worldwide, outselling our debut "Revolution..Revolucion" which sold 320,000 worldwide. As for Rizzo claiming that he put a beating on Cristian, someone should wake him the fuck up and tell him the truth. Rizzo got knocked around so much he must have experienced a loss of memory. You got lumped the fuck up kid. Let's not forget that the blood pouring from his face was not Cristian's...it was from Rizzo's bloody lip and cut up eye. No one in Ill Niño talked negatively about Soulfly or its members, but he had to start this shit once again. If you talk shit about Niño, you talk about all 6 members, not just one. Don't forget where you came from, or what got you where you are now, stop crying already!!!
Metalrage.com recently conducted an interview with SOULFLY/ex-ILL NINO guitarist Marc Rizzo. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:
Metalrage.com: There's been this quote going around that Max Cavalera has labeled the new album "a calm and peacefull album." Explain to me what a calm SOULFLY album sounds like.
Marc Rizzo: "You know what?! There's no way that could be true. Because this record, is the heaviest SOULFLY record so far. It's a mix of SOULFLY, and old-style SEPULTURA that Max was doing back on 'Arise' and 'Beneath the Remains'. It's almost like a thrash record, you know. The real SOULFLY elements are still there, but there's a lot of new songs that are fast-paced, a lot of guitar solos, it's got fast thrash-type rhythms. So I'm pretty sure he didn't say that. Maybe lyrically, but musically it's fucking heavy. It's the best SOULFLY record yet. It's got everything I like in heavy music. A lot of awesome drumming, a lot of double-bass. Lots of fast tempos, Max's vocals are really heavy.. I think it's awesome, it's right where 'Prophecy' left off, with a step further to the heavier side. Totally. It's a brutal record, people are going to be shocked when they hear it." More...
Read the full article at MetalRage.com.
Ill Nino's upcoming new album "One Nation Underground" has been bumped back to a September 27th release date through Roadrunner.