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Metal News for January 26, 2007

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14 news articles posted on this day.

Shadows Fall Set Release Date

Shadows Fall have set April 3rd as the release for their Atlantic Records debut, "Threads of Life." The band will be on the road this spring with Stone Sour and Lacuna Coil as apart of the Jägermeister Music Tour.

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Rage Against The Machine Reunion Update

Hits Daily Double reports that the reunion of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, who will appear at this summer's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, follows a winding road that included an aborted Zack de la Rocha solo project, and the three remaining members — Tom Morello, Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford — forming AUDIOSLAVE with Chris Cornell. The band will manage itself, with Dan Field handling the solo work of Morello, Wilk and Commerford and William Morris' Sara Newkirk overseeing de la Rocha. If the group goes on to record a new album, presumably it would be on Epic. If they did decide to tour together, it would be huge.

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE's headlining performance at this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was confirmed earlier in the week by press representatives for the festival. The political rap-rock act, which was one of the biggest acts of the '90s, played Coachella's main stage during the festival's first edition in 1999. The group broke up in 2000 after three studio albums, one collection of covers and one live set.

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Scarlet Call It A Day After Singer Departs

After 4 years since their debut on Ferret Music, Richmond's Scarlet has officially called it quits. This decision was primarily based on the recent departure of second singer, Brandon Roundtree.

"We feel it would be unfair to fans, and to ourselves, to try and continue with yet another singer."

Andreas, Bryan, and Randy would like to thank all of their Fans, Ferret Records, and former members, Jon Spencer, Dan Tulloh and Chris Hagen, for some of the best times in their lives to this point. Despite the break up, Andreas and Randy, who co-wrote and produced all Scarlet records, are exercising their desire to create non-metal music. They have currently formed a new band entitled Coworker, and have been in the studio recording new material. You can check out Coworker on their MySpace page.

Scarlet leave us with a limited edition MCD 'Something To Lust About', and 2 full length albums, 'Cult Classic' and the foreboding 'This Was Always Meant To Fall Apart'.

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More Details On American Head Charge DVD

Nitrus Records will release the first ever American Head Charge CD/DVD titled "Can't Stop The Machine" on April 3rd. The DVD will feature a complete retrospective of the bands career from the early days signing to Rick Rubin's American recordings, interviews with all band member, performing live on Ozzfest 2001, worldwide tours with Slipknot, Mudvayne, Static-X, and many more. Plus a look behind the scene at making both "The War of Art" and "The Feeding". It will also include all of the bands videos (All Wrapped Up/Loyalty/Just So You Know) and a special tribute to late guitarist Bryan Daniel Ottoson.

The CD will feature live recordings, remixes, and other unreleased material. The complete track listing will be released in the coming weeks.

You can hear and download a live version of "Take What I've Taken" at the band's MySpace page.

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Bury Your Dead Seeks New Singer

Bury Your Dead is now actively in search of a replacement for departed vocalist Mat Bruso, who left the group late last year. Here's the official word:

"We are now going to be taking submissions for a new singer. If you think you can hack it, have touring experience, and want to try out, send both audio and video of yourself to...

P.O. BOX 650
Marstons Mills, MA 02648

Contact buryyourdeadma@aol.com for any further info."

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Minsk and Rwake East Coast Tour Dates

Minsk and Rwake will hook up for an East Coast tour in April. The following tour dates have been confirmed thus far (with more to come):

4/5 Memphis, TN @ The Buccaneer
4/6 Johnson City, TN @ The Hideaway
4/7 Atlanta, GA @ Lenny's Bar
4/11 Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz
4/14 Portland, ME @ Space Gallery
4/15 Providence, RI @ AS220
4/19 Columbus, OH @ Ravari Room

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OM Signs To Southern Lord Records

Southern Lord Records has announced the signing of San Francisco's OM. OM was formed in 2003 by Al Cisneros (bass/vocals) and Chris Hakius (drums), both founding members of legendary doom pioneers Sleep. The band has released two previous albums with Holy Mountain Records: "Variations on a Theme" (2004), and "Conference of the Birds" (2006). OM will fit perfectly among other bands on the Southern Lord roster (Sunn 0))), Earth, Boris) who are continually pushing boundaries, and forging ahead in new directions. OM are helping reinvent AND reinforce modern heavy music.

Their first album for Southern Lord will be recorded this summer at Electrical Audio studios with Steve Albini at the controls. Album title and release date will be forthcoming.

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Raintime Sign To Lifeforce Records

Lifeforce Records has announced the signing of new Italian melodic progressive metal act RAINTIME for the European territory (except UK and France).

The band's second album and Lifeforce Records debut "Flies & Lies" was recorded and produced in summer 2006 at legendary Jailhouse Studios in Denmark by Tommy Hansen (HELLOWEEN, TNT, PRETTY MAIDS) with guest appearances of Jacob Bredahl (HATESPHERE) and Lars F. Larsen (MANTICORA). "Flies & Lies" is scheduled for a May 25th (GAS, Sweden), May 28th release (rest of territory).

You can check out the title track "Flies & Lies" from their forthcoming album on their MySpace page.

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Watch Korn Perform "Freak On A Leash" Unplugged

A video of Korn performing their track "Freak on a Leash" with guest vocalist from Evanescence's Amy Lee is now available online. The track is taken from Korn's 'Unplugged' album and premiers on MTV today. The track is also expected to impact radio in the coming weeks.

'Unplugged' hits stores on March 6th. More...

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Tom Araya Talks To LiveDaily.com About Influences

LiveDaily sat down with Araya on the eve of the band's upcoming North American tour. Here's an excerpt:

LiveDaily: Is it fair to say that Slayer has become a lot more political in recent years?

Tom Araya: It comes across that way, but it's not. There are more social commentaries, and more of, "This is what I see, so I'm going to write it." But we really don't like to state our views. We just like to write what we see and see what your opinion is, and what you think of what we're seeing. Maybe you're seeing something different...

But it's not unfair to say that your inspirations have changed a lot over the years?

Yeah, you've got different things that inspire you. It's your surroundings, and it's maturity. You grow up and you start seeing things differently, and you start writing differently. It doesn't mean you're going to change the imagery and the ideas behind Slayer, you're just going to change the pictures you're painting. Where before it was demons and devils, now you're writing songs about humanity's demons and humanity's devils.

Read the full article at LiveDaily.com.

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Ozzy and Black Label Society European Tour Dates

Ozzy Osbourne will tour Europe with Black Label Society starting in May. Tour dates include:

May 27th in Moscow, RUS @ Olympissky Stadium
May 29th in St. Petersburg, RUS @ New Arena
May 31st in Riga, LAT @ Arena Riga
June 2nd in Vilnius, LIT @ Siemens Arena
June 4th in Estonia @ Saku Arena
June 6th in Helsinki, FIN @ Hartwell Arena
June 8th in Trondheim, NOR @ Lerkendal Stadium
June 10th in Oslo, NOR @ Spektrum Arena
June 13th in Copenhagen, DEN @ Forum
June 15th in Hultsfred, SWE @ Hultsfred Festival
June 17th in Holland @ Fields Of Rock Festival
June 19th in London, UK @ Wembley Arena
June 22nd in Spain @ Monsters of Rock
June 24th in Belgium @ Graspop Metal Festival
June 26th in Prague, CZE @ Saska Arena
June 28th in Munich, GER @ Olymialle
June 30th in Milan, ITA @ Idropark Festival

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Line Of Fire Breaking Up

Tucson, AZ hardcore band Line Of Fire is breaking up. After almost 5 years of playing around the west, a shit load of demos, a 7", and a split CD with Tempers Flare. Plus a shit load of tours and local shows with everyone from Darkest Hour, MDC, Suicide Machines, Against Me!, AAA, Most Precious Blood, Rise Against, The Hoods, and a shit load more. They have called it quits. Band members go on to play in bands Blues, Sabertooth Snatch, and Stench of Failure. There last show will be at Skrappy's in Tucson, the day before Skrappy's gets torn down.

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Rumpelstiltskin Grinder Announces New Line-up

Philadelphia's self-proclaimed criminal thrash band Rumpelstiltskin Grinder has restructured their line-up following the departure of vocalist Eli Shaika and announced their first show back.

The vocalist slot will be shared by current RsG guitarist Matt Moore and bassist Shawn Riley. Rounding out the quartet are guitarist Ryan Moll (also of Divine Rapture and Azure Emote) and drummer Pat Battaglia.

The band's first show back in action will be March 10th in Fleetwood, PA at Alexander's German Deli with more shows expected to be announced soon. Meanwhile, the group is currently writing material for the follow-up to their 2005 Relapse Records debut album, "Buried In The Front Yard."

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Evile Announce Dutch Tour Dates, Plan To Record

EVILE are slated to enter the studio in mid 2007 to record their first Earache release. In the meantime, they've lined up some Dutch tour dates among others:

1: EVILE + DEADFALL + DECEPTOR @ Junktion 7, Nottingham
15: OUTBURST + EVILE @ The Cave, Amsterdam HOLLAND
16: OUTBURST + EVILE @ Mukkes, Leeuwarden HOLLAND
17: EVILE @ Lazarus, Leiden HOLLAND
18: THRASH Til BURG Festival - 013, Tilburg HOLLAND

3: ONSLAUGHT Album Release Party @ Yate Community Centre, Bristol w/ EVILE + SEREGON

2: EVILE + Supports @ TJ's, Newport
7: EVILE + Supports @ Talbot Hotel, Stoke
14: EVILE + Supports @ The Tavern, Wigan
28: EVILE + Supports @ 1 in 12, Bradford

You can hear three tracks on their MySpace page.

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