Metal News for January 27, 2007
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Virginia-based old-school thrash metallers DECEASED have been confirmed bands for the Los Angeles Murderfest Version 3.0, slated for March 24-25, 2007 at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
Saturday, March 24: OBITUARY, ATHEIST, REPULSION, DECEASED, LACK OF INTEREST, DEKAPITATOR, KYLESA, GENGHIS TRON
Sunday, March 25: BRUTAL TRUTH, PIG DESTROYER, ANAL CUNT, CRETIN, STRONG INTENTION, KILL THE CLIENT
The Los Angeles Murderfest will be celebrating its second consecutive year as well as its third year in existence with Version 3.0. Originally the brainchild of Church of the 8th Day founder Daniel Dismal, the Los Angeles Murderfest was born out of the idea that L.A. needed a fest that embraced the various styles of metal, hardcore and punk. Borrowing the initial formula from the highly successful New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, the Murderfest has began to carve out its own niche within the festival circuit in an amazingly short amount of time. With an ultimate goal to incorporate the feel of a European style festival in an American setting, the Los Angeles Murderfest will once again prove to be the staging ground for rare and exclusive Los Angeles appearances and reunions from some of the best outfits in each genre. Cutting back from the three-day structure to a more concise two-day formation, Version 3.0 will feature 40-plus bands on two stages within a 48-hour period while playing host to some of the industries top vendors and record labels in what is being labeled as an underground flea market.
DECEASED will enter the studio in the fall to record its new album, "Surreal Overdose", for a tentative late 2007/early 2008 release. Also planned is a re-release of "Fearless Undead Machines" as a two-CD set.
All That Remains, Misery Signals, and Textures will tour Europe in late-March and April. The following tour dates have been announced thus far:
29/03 Germany Berlin @ Magnet
30/03 Germany Leipzig @ Conne Island
31/03 Germany Bochum @ Matrix
01/04 Germany Karlsruhe @ Stadtmitte
03/04 Austria Wien @ Arena
04/04 Italy Padova @ Sottosopra Club
05/04 Switzerland Aarau @ Kiff
06/04 Germany Trier @ Exhaus
07/04 France Paris @ Batofar
20/04 Belgium Hasselt @ Muziek-O-Droom
21/04 Holland Amsterdam @ Melkweg (Power Fest)
Flaw have announced the following tour dates since reuniting:
March 11th in Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall w/ Powerman 5000
March 17th in Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
March 24th in Lima, OH @ Harry's Hideaway
April 13th in Detroit, MI @ TNT's
April 27th in Johnstown, PA @ Ace's
May 4th in Wapakenta, OH @ Cityside Lounge
In order to get everyone up to speed on recent developments within the band, Zao manager Ryan Downey recently conducted an interview with the band. Amongst the information divulged comes news that guitarist Russ Cogdell is now active in the group again following a hiatus. Commented Cogdell:
"I didn't want to quit the band by any means. There just wasn't anyway that I could continue to go on tour after injuring my knee on Warped Tour. I wanted to take some time off also because it wasn't fair to my new wife at the time to be gone for an extended period of time. Zao toured with In Flames, Trivium, and some other bands and they made a record in Chicago. I just basically took the time off. It wasn't like I 'quit' it just wasn't right for me at the time to be out on the road on tour."
Meanwhile, drummer Jeff Gretz has amicably left the band due to a "difference in attitude and goals." Former The Juliana Theory drummer Josh Walters has been tapped to replace him.
Finally, Zao has fulfilled its two-album contract with Ferret Music and is currently unsigned.
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Breed's debut album is now finished. The label comments: "The boys at Fredmans studio(mixing) and Peter at Tailor Maid mastering (both located in Sweden) put the final touch to it, and MAN does it ever sound awesome!!" The release has been set to March 12 for Norway and May 7 for Europe via FaceFront Records.
Saturday, January 27 the band will be shooting a video for "Remember My Name" and it will have its premiere at the release party set to take place at Club Maiden in Oslo friday March 9.