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Metal News for January 29, 2006

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12 news articles posted on this day.

E-Town Concrete Schedule Final Show?

Apparently E-Town Concrete will play their final show at the Starland Ballroom in New Jersey on May 20th.

From the Starland Ballroom site: "An era comes to an end on May 20th when E-Town Concrete rocks Starland for its final performance."

No official statement has been made yet.

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Panzerchrist Begin Recording New Album

Danish extreme metallers PANZERCHRIST have commenced the recording sessions for their new album, "Batallion Beast" — the group's first release with newly recruited drummer Bent Nyeng (also of DIE) and keyboard player Dea Lillelund (also in FAIRYTALE ABUSE). The lyrics to the follow-up to 2003's "Room Service" (Mighty Music) will apparently be completely in German, according to a posting on the band's web site.

PANZERCHRIST's new album is being recorded at Antfarm Studio in Aarhus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen. An spring/summer release through Neurotic Records is expected.

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Champion Throw In The Towel

Seattle hardcore band Champion will reportedly be breaking up following a few final shows during the coming weeks. Formed in 1999, the group has put out several releases with Bridge Nine Records (a new deal with Equal Visions Records has recently been rumored as well). Champion will likely play their final show in March in Seattle.

Champion recenlty toured Australia with Betrayed, Internal Affairs, and Miles Away in December.

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Misery Index Signs To Relapse Records

Relapse Records has announced the signing of MISERY INDEX. MISERY INDEX is currently recording their as-yet-untitled Relapse debut full-length in Atlanta, GA with producer/engineer Eyal Levi. Some early track titles include "Conquistadores", "Outsourcing Jehovah", "Breathing Pestilence", "Dystopian Nightmares" and "Meet Reality". A May 2006 release is expected.

The Baltimore-based quartet is comprised of founder Jason Netherton (Bass/Vocals/Lyrics), John 'Sparky' Voyles (Guitar), Adam Jarvis (Drummer) and Mark Kloeppel (Guitarist). The band's energetic and articulate music has been pushing the boundaries of metal, hardcore and punk since the its’ spring 2001 inception.

MISERY INDEX has previously released the critically-acclaimed full-length 'Retaliate' via Nuclear Blast/EMI Records as well as several independent releases through their own Anarchos record imprint.

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Manson To Make "Fugliest Men In Rock Coundtown"?

You can check out the uglier side of rock n' roll with MTV2 & Stuff Magazine Presents: Fugliest Men In Rock Coundtown on Friday 2/3/2006 at 10:00 AM EST on MTV2. Receiving a band alert from MTV.com on Marilyn Manson and this show announcement, one might make the obvious leap in logic that Manson might have made their countdown. You'd have to watch to find out for sure.

Fugly or not, Marilyn Manson recently wed longtime girlfriend, burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese, Saturday (December 3) at Castle Gurteen in Ireland.

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Madball, Zao, Remembering Never, Scarlet Tour

Ferret Music will be sending several of their acts out on the road together as part of the "Under The Gun" 2006 tour. The trek will feature Madball, Zao, Remembering Never, Scarlet and The Banner across the entire U.S. from March 14th through April 16th. With the exception of the two shows below, dates have yet to be confirmed. Stay tuned.

4/4 Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues
4/5 Tempe, AZ @ Clubhouse

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Shallow Water Grave Set To Release New Album

Innerstrength Records has set March 28, 2006 as the release date for "Suspension of Disbelief," the debut album from Shallow Water Grave. The record was recorded at Zing Studios (Killswitch Engage, Unearth) and will be mastered at West West Side. At present, an unmastered version of Lay in Wait is available here.

"Suspension of Disbelief" track listing:

1. Lay in Wait
2. The Darker Side of Truth
3. The Depths to Which We Sink
4. Persist and Persevere
5. In the Aftermath
6. In the Aftermath (demo version)
7. Persist and Persevere (demo version)

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New York's Fuck You Fest Details

1000 Knives will be putting on the Fuck You Fest in early-February at CBGBs in New York City. Here's the info:

Saturday Feb 4th 6pm $10:
Reservoir
Awkward Thought
Dead End Boys
Step2Far
Urban Riot
Disassociate
Deathcycle

Sunday Feb 5th 5pm $12:
Slumlords
Ensign
Cold World
86 mentality
Set to Explode
Lion Of Judah
Renee Heartfelt
Between the Wars

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Finntroll Part Ways With Vocalist

FINNTROLL vocalist Tapio Wilska has announced that he's been asked to leave the band:

"With a heavy heart I bring you the following news: In a band meeting one hour ago I was fired as a singer of FINNTROLL. Reasons are many and for the most part private, but personal differences and lack of discussion have led my bandmates to doubt my commitment for this band. I believe this will be discussed widely in the following days and more info will undoubtedly be out soon for your viewing pleasure. I will only say the following: These past three years have been the best times of my life and I want to thank all the friends I've gained from this, crews past and present, supporters who came to our shows and shared the good and the bad times. I will always cherish you in my heart. Thanks for my now ex-bandmates for sharing this experience with me. Life goes on and wounds will heal. The future remains to be seen.

Thank all of you and see you sometime, somewhere."

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Disturbed Frontman Posts 'Cribs' Segment Online

DISTURBED frontman David Draiman's six-minute MTV's "Cribs" segment which originally aired on Wednesday, January 25 has been made available for download at this location (Windows Media, 30 MB).

In a recent interview with Jolene of Seattle's 99.9 KISW, Draiman spoke about why he agreed to do the "Cribs" show and how he approached the shoot, which took place late last year.

"I jump back and forth between Chicago and L.A., but the [house] I did it at was the one in L.A.," he said. "To be honest with you, I wasn't really all that about doing it — we're not about showing what we've got. It's just not about 'bling' for us. Like they came to the house and they wanted me to use all the standard terminology and like say, 'These are my whips,' and ridiculous nonsense like that. And I didn't wanna use any of the stupidity and I tried to make it more about my friends than me. I had a party at the house and I just kind of made it a little bit more vibey and not all about that, 'Look, all these cool things I have.' To be honest with you, it's probably the only visibility we're gonna get on MTV."

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Andromeda Releases New Album In France In March

According to the band's official website, ANDROMEDA will release their new album, Chimera, in France on March 27th via Replica Records.

As previously reported, Chimera was released in Japan on January 21st. Release dates for the rest of Europe and North America have yet to be confirmed. In the meantime, fans can check out the following audio samples:

'The Hidden Riddle'
'Periscope'
'No Guidelines'
'Inner Circle'

More samples are expected to be posted online soon.

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LoG Interviews Devildriver and The Agony Scene

The UK's 4Q RADIO is showcasing their newest guest correspondant, LAMB OF GOD's Randy Blythe, in his 4Q RADIO debut. Blythe sits sound with the likes of DEVILDRIVER's Dez, and Mike from THE AGONY SCENE to chat about metal and much more. In other news, 4Q RADIO have also published a Special DJ edition of the show featuring FOZZY's Chris Jericho behind the mic.

For more, or to listen, head to 4Qradio.com.

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