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Metal News for January 29, 2004

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11 news articles posted on this day.

Thirty Called Arson Call It Quits

Oklahoma band Thirty Called Arson has apparently called it quits for unspecified reasons. The group was formed in 2002 and released a full-length with Pluto Records last year. They had also been working on material for a new EP, the fate of which hasn't been revealed. The group will play their final two shows in February with the lineup likely featuring Zach, John, Wayne, and Craig. Here's the info:

2/6 Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom w/ Enlow
2/18 oklahoma City OK @ The Conservatory w/ Mastodon, more

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Buried Inside To Begin Recording New Album

Canadian band Buried Inside will be in the studio from February 9th until February 23rd recording their next full-length, which they've been writing for over a year. Matt Bayles (Botch, Mastodon) will be producing the album, which should hit streets this spring through an as-of-yet undetermined label. Meanwhile, the group's most recent full-length, "Suspect Symmetry," will be released on vinyl with new artwork next week via Germany's React With Protest.

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Second Half of Metallica's US Tour Delayed?

According to a posting at Inter Sandman, rumor has it that the second leg of METALLICA's U.S. "Madly in Anger with the World" tour is having some scheduling conflicts. "Specifically, the problem seems lie somewhere in Detroit and Cleveland. With the NBA and NHL entering playoff mode that time of year it makes scheduling a little more tricky than normal. [As a result] the second half of the U.S. tour looks like it could very likely be delayed until the fall."

In other news, The 4 Horsemen is reporting that the Australian release of METALLICA's "The Unnamed Feeling" single has been given a release date of February 16, according to Hmv.com.au. No track listing has been revealed as yet, but the single will contain live tracks recorded from the Big Day Out in the Gold Coast on January 16.

Also on the METALLICA front, Australian music channel Channel V will be airing the jam session with METALLICA that one lucky contestant won to be a part of. The show is expected to air sometime towards the end of February so check your local listings for that.

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Highlord Complete 'Medusa's Coil'

The Italian metal act HIGHLORD is just finishing the recording of their fourth album entitled "Medusa's Coil" at New Sin Studios , the new album will be released on May 04.

HIGHLORD "MEDUSA´S COIL" Tracklisting: More...

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Eighteen Visions Finishes Work On 'Obsession'

Eighteen Visions has completed work on their upcoming full-length, "Obsession." Pending completion of the record's artwork, the album should hit stores in May via Trustkill Records. Look for an MP3 to surface soon. Meanwhile, the band's "Lifeless" EP, which was originally released in 1997 via Life Sentence Records, is set for re-release through Life Sentence in March. In related news, drummer Ken Floyd has officially moved to guitar, while former Saved By Grace member Jason Shrout will take his place on drums. Finally, guitarist Keith Barney's record label The Plan Audio/Visual has just released their first full-length, "The Argo Navis," by Vela.

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Unearth Plan Spring Tour

UNEARTH have started to line up some dates for an upcoming Spring tour. The first date announced is:

April 29th - Knitting Factory - New York, NY

UPDATE: Supporting acts for this show will be A LIFE ONCE LOST and EVERGREEN TERRACE.

In related news UNEARTH's classic album "The Stings of Conscience " is now available on vinyl through Knife or Death Records.

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Exodus To Play 2 Hour Record Release Party

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt has posted the following message regarding their upcoming record release party:

"Okay, here's the scoop on the record release party. There is NO opening band. First band on is us, EXODUS. We are going to play for roughly two hours! EVERYTHING off of the new record and lots of the classics as well. Our set will be followed by the MERCYFUL FATE tribute band (We just finally got a hold of Jonathan and he's pumped, he just has to talk to the rest of the boys) HAIL SATAN. We are doing it like this so it will be like a party and everyone will not have already gone home when we get off stage. We want to party with everybody too!"

The show/release party will be on March 11th at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco, CA.

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Lacuna Coil Confirm Italian Headline Tour

LACUNA COIL have announced they will be touring their home country in March and April. The band is also rumored to be coming back to U.S. soon, after the extremely successful tour last year.

Meanwhile, the band’s video for the track ‘Heaven’s A Lie’ is currently ranked #2 on Fuse TV’s Oven Fresh, riding high above mainstream pop acts such as Britney Spears and Pink.

Confirmed dates for their upcoming Italian headlining tour include:


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Sweden Rock Festival Update

The 2004 edition of the Sweden Rock Festival is set to take place June 10th - 12th in Solvesborg, Sweden. Organizers have announced the addition of more bands to the bill for the festival. Newly added acts include: HELLOWEEN, TESTAMENT, IN FLAMES, ASTRAL DOORS and GRAND MAGUS.

The list of confirmed bands for Sweden Rock 2004 is as follows: More...

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Flowing Tears Set Release Date For New Album

The German Gothic sensation FLOWING TEARS will release their "Razorbliss" album on March 22nd through Century Media.

The band are said to have a “heavier edge” since vocalist Helen Vogt replaced the departed Stephanie Duchene. Flowing Tears guitarist Benjamin Buss comments: “It was like we've never rehearsed with someone else. With Helen it just clicked, it was pure magic! She really kicked our butts.”

Flowing Tears’ line-up is rounded out by bassist Frederic Lesny and drummer Stefan Gemballa.

"Razorbliss" was engineered by producer Waldemar Sorychta (Tiamat, Lacuna Coil) and features the following tracklisting: More...

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Suffocation Commence Work On New Album

SUFFOCATION have begun recording their new full-length album, "Souls To Deny", at New York's Full Force Studios with engineer Joe Cincotta.

Vocalist Frank Mullen comments: "Souls To Deny" is one of our most brutal albums by far. I'm confident this album will not disappoint any of our fans new or old".

Drummer Mike Smith adds: "This is the cleanest, heaviest SUFFOCATION album to date...those who doubted our intentions are soon dead. On all assumptions."

"Souls To Deny" is due out before summer through Relapse.

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