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Metal News for February 1, 2005

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26 news articles posted on this day.

More "Subliminal Verses" Tour Dates Released

Even more new dates have been rolled out for Slipknot, Lamb Of God and Shadows Fall' "Subliminal Verses Tour", the latest are as follows:

April 22nd Kansas City, MO - City Market (Feat. The Dillinger Escape Plan)
April 23rd Ames, IA - Hilton Coliseum (Feat. The Dillinger Escape Plan)
April 24th St. Paul, MN - X-Cel Energy Center (Feat. The Dillinger Escape Plan)
April 26th Green Bay, WI - Resch Arena (Feat. American Head Charge)

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As I Lay Dying Enter Studio

As I Lay Dying are currently tracking the vocals for their upcoming as-yet untitled new album. The effort is expected out through Metal Blade in June and more info on it can be found over at www.asilaydying.com. In other news, the band will embark on a North American tour with Throwdown this spring.

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Burnt By The Sun Plan Iceland Shows

Burnt By The Sun have lined up two shows in Iceland later this month. Aaron of The End will be filling in on vocals.

2/18 Reykjavik, Iceland @ Grand Rokk w/ With Chthonic, Jericho Fever, more
2/19 Reykjavik, Iceland @ Grand Rokk w/ With Chthonic, Terminal Wreckage, more

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Winter Solstice Replace Vocalist

Winter Solstice have reportedly added Peter Walter (ex-Persephone) to their lineup as vocalist. Walter will be replacing Matt Tarpey, who (rumors suggest) was asked to leave the band. Meanwhile, Tarpey is apparently starting a new project, which should surface this Spring.

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Kylesa Finish New Record

Georgia's Kylesa have completed work on their Prosthetic Records debut, "To Walk A Middle Course." Produced by Alex Newport (Melvins), the effort will hit stores on March 22nd. Here's the track listing:

01. In Memory
02. Fractured
03. Train of Thought
04. Motion and Presence
05. Welcome Mat to an Abandoned Life
06. Bottom Line
07. Eyes Closed From Birth
08. Shatter the Clock
09. Phantoms
10. Crashing Slow (Instrumental)

An MP3 for the track "In Memory" is available here.

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POD Preview New Material Online, New Website

P.O.D. have been in the studio writing new material as of late. They have also put up new material for people to get an "inside look" as to what direction they're going with the music on the new album. To watch a video of them writing new material click here.

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Overkill Tour Dates

Overkill has announced the following dates as the start for their nationwide tour. Dates are as follows:

4/8- Jaxx Nightclub- Springfield, VA
4/10-The Chance- Poughkeepsie, NY
4/21- Crocodile Rock- Allentown, PA
4/23 Starland Ballroom- Sayreville, NJ

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Cryptopsy Guitarist Gives Statement on Departure

Lead and rhythm guitarist, Jon Levasseur, of CRYPTOPSY has taken the time to officially announce his departure from the band. A statement reads as follows:

"Greetings all Cryptopsy fans!

Jon Levasseur here writing to officially announce my departure from Cryptopsy. It is something I strangely felt coming on since a year prior to my departure (August 2004) as my inspiration for such extreme music was growing thin. After 10 years in the band, I now wish to step back, lay low and explore other things in music. Who knows, maybe one day this new chapter in my life could turn out into something interesting!

That being said, I want to say that I’m very proud of what Cryptopsy has accomplished as a band and I consider myself extremely fortunate to have broken through boundaries with some of the best musicians in the business. So to Flo Mounier, Eric Langlois, Lord Worm and Alex Auburn, it’s been a great ride guys, full of memories. Thanx for everything and for putting up with me!!! I also wish extend thanx to the ex-members club: Steve Thibault, Mike DiSalvo, Miguel Roy, Martin Lacroix, Martin Fergusson, Dave Galea and to the 6th member for the past 6 years, Maurice Richard and all other people who have been involved in the bands success!

Finally, I want to thank every Cryptopsy fan on the planet. Because of your undying support, the band is able to bring its music around the globe and it made me live so many great things and experiences. I got to play for fans in many places in the world, some places even beyond my own expectations. Hail to you all, thank you and do look forward to the next Cryptopsy album!

Long life to Cryptopsy!

Jon Levasseur"

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Gorgoroth Signs With Regain Records

Gorgoroth has announced that they have signed with Swedish label Regain Records. "Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam" scheduled to debut on Regain Records 2005. The joint venture enthusiastically inked over the weekend maintains the band's impetus and tenacious momentum this year.

As previously reported, Gorgoroth parted ways with Seasons of Mist, but that label still plans to reissue rematered and repackaged Gorgoroth classics "Pentagram", "Antichrist", and "Under The Sign Of Hell". These reissues are slated for a February 17th release.

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Japan's Independence D Festival Details

Japan's 1st annual Independence D Festival, a 3 day event set to take place at Studio Coast Shinkiba in Tokyo. Is kicking off from March 11th through the 13th, a host of artists from all over the world will be taking part in this prestigious event. Lineup's for the festival are below:

Day 2 - March 12


Day 3 - March 13


More acts are set to be announced daily!

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More Therion Dates Confirmed

Therion have confirmed the following dates for their upcoming tour:

September 6 - Minneapolis, MN @ Ascot Room
September 7 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
September 8 - Covington, KY @ Madison Theatre
September 9 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
September 16 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
September 17 - Atlanta, GA @ Earthlink Live (ProgPower USA VI)
September 19 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
September 23 - Phoenix, AZ @ Mason Jar
September 24 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
September 29 - West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club

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Beyond the Embrace to Tour with Therion

Beyond the Embrace will be opeing the following shows for Therion:

September 10 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
September 11 - Quebec City, QC @ Capitol Theatre
September 12 - Montreal, QC @ Le Medley
September 13 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
September 14 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
September 15 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero

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Queen Announce Tour

Brian May announced that Queen would reform for a massive world tour with Paul Rogers as the vocalist. “I won’t go into more details right now, but, barring accidents, Queen and Paul Rodgers will be on the road, pretty much for sure, around April 2005,” May wrote on his official website, www.brianmay.com.

The shows will feature both Queen and Rodgers material. It is unknown whether original bass player John Deacon, who retired from live performances in 1997, will participate in the reunion.

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Dean Guitars Launch Dimebag Tribute Guitar Line

Dean guitars has released a "limited edition" "Dean from Hell" guitar. There are only 150 guitars available and come in two guitar bodies, the Lightning Bolt, as seen on the Cowboys From Hell album cover, and the Razorback. Both will be available in four different graphic styles and each guitar comes with an authentic copy of Dimebag’s signature, a reproduction of the Cowboys From Hell album cover and an individualized serial number.

This is the first time Dean Guitars has created a tribute axe and here is what owner Dean Zalinsky had to say about doing so: "No single artist has done more for the popularity of Dean Guitars than Dimebag Darrell. We at Dean are dedicated to keeping his dream alive... to make the finest metal guitar in the world bearing his name... Dimebag Darrell."

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Nine Inch Nails to Play Music Festival

Nine Inch Nails is confirmed for playing the Coachella Music and Arts Festival on May 1st. This will be the 6th annual Coachella Festival and is held at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California. More information can be reached at www.coachella.com

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First Bands Announced For 2nd Murderfest

The 2nd Los Angeles Murderfest is currently in the planning stages for this Summer. Confirmed thus far for the show, which has no set date nor venue, are the following bands:


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More Nightwish Tour Dates Confirmed

NIGHTWISH have added a few more dates to their world tour schedule. Here are all of the confirmed dates so far:

European tour:
February 9 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega**
February 11 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Heineken Music Hall (with AFTER FOREVER and IMPERIA)** More...

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The Autumn Offering Joins Kreator, Vader Tour

THE AUTUMN OFFERING have now replaced IF HOPE DIES as the opening band on the upcoming KREATOR, VADER, DEATH ANGEL tour, according to several club sites. Here are all of the confirmed dates for the tour:

April 3 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
April 4 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
April 5 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
April 6 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
April 7 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar (note the venue change)
April 8 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
April 9 - Montreal, QC @ Le Medley
April 10 - Toronto, ONT @ Opera House
April 11 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
April 12 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues (with STRAPPING YOUNG LAD)
April 13 - Minneapolis, MN @ Ascot Room @ Quest Club
April 14 - Omaha, NE @ Ranch Bowl
April 15 - Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theater
April 16 - Denver, CO @ BlueBird Theater
April 17 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Lo-Fi Cafe
April 18 - Boise, ID @ The Venue
April 19 - Seattle, WA @ Graceland
April 20 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
April 21 - Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
April 22 - San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
April 23 - Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
April 24 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
April 25 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Mason Jar
April 26 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
April 28 - Alburquerque, NM @ Launchpad
April 29 - San Antonio, TX @ The Sanctuary
April 30 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
May 1 - Nashville, TN @ Exit / In
May 3 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
May 5 - Tampa, FL @ Masquerade
May 6 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
May 7 - Fayetteville, NC @ Jesters Pubc
May 8 - West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
May 10 - Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
May 11 - Farmingdale, NY @ The Downtown
May 12 - Rochester, NY @ Penny Arcade

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Guns N Roses Part With Geffen

Guns N' Roses have reportedly parted with the Geffen label and signed to the Sanctuary label. There is currently no release date set for their much delayed 'Chinese Democracy' album.

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The Duskfall Working On New Material

Sweden's The Duskfall have posted this update on their official website:

Hello people, here are some updates:

We are currently working on the new songs for the upcoming CD, to be released by Nuclear Blast. 7 songs out of 10 are completed and we will start to work on the pre-production in mid February. Another good thing is that we have managed to solve the bassplayer situation. We will use a session member for the live shows in the near future and Marko from Raised Fist has promised to help us out.

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Kataklysm Up For Canadian Independent Music Award

Canada's very own Kataklysm are among the nominees in the category for "Favorite Metal Artist/Group" at the Canadian Independent Music Awards ("The Indies"), which will be held at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto, ON on Wednesday, March 2 at 9 PM. "The Indies" will serve as the official Canadian Music Week 2005 Opening Night party, kicking off the festivities for the CMW Music Festival, running from March 2-5.

The nominees are chosen by committees of industry professionals from all areas of the music scene, and the winners will be chosen by fans through online voting. Nominated in the same category as Kataklysm are The End, Malefaction, The Reason and 3 Inches of Blood.

This year's awards ceremony will also include the presentation of the Galaxie Rising Stars Award of the CBC, which helps new artists make a name for themselves in the Canadian music industry.

Online voting at CMW.net begins at 9 AM ET on Tuesday, February 1 and closes at 12 Midnight on Tuesday, February 15.

Kataklysm will be kicking off a U.S. tour with Danzig next month. Here are the confirmed dates: More...

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Goatwhore Seeking Permanent Drummer

Goatwhore is currently looking for a new solid and permanent replacement on drums for the upcoming Metal Blade Records release and a ton of touring.

If you or someone you know wishes to audition, please contact the band at BenFalgoust@aol.com. The band will then arrange a time for you to meet up with them in New Orleans for auditions. It will be your own responsibility to get to the audition! Serious inquiries only! Must be able to play everything as played on the albums and handle an extensive touring schedule. You may also submit your demo for consideration to the following address:

P.O. Box 5991
Metairie, LA 70009-5991

The list of songs to learn for the auditions:

01. All The Sins
02. The Serpent That Enslaves What Is Worshipped
03. Baptized In A Storm Of Swords
04. Blood Guilt Eucharis
05. Graveyards And Dead Angels
06. Vengeance of Demonic Furyt

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Glenn Hughes On New Iommi Album

An interview with Glenn Hughes has been posted at classicrockrevisited.com. In this interview (conducted by Kevin DuBrow of Quiet Riot, of all people), Glenn had some major praise for the as of yet unnamed album by Tony, which has no release date yet. Several excerpts from the interview:

Kevin: You played me the upcoming, not-yet-released Iommi-Hughes record today. I have to say that for a heavy metal record, it is just fucking huge.

Glenn: We finished it about a month ago with Kenny Aronoff. It is a mammoth, spectacle extravaganza record. It is a huge, huge album. It is classic rock and modern rock with Tony’s guitar sound and Big Daddy’s soulful overtones. It was written in Birmingham in October. Tony and I wrote about 18 songs. We realized we were missing something and we realized it so we brought in Kenny Aronoff. We didn’t want a session guy, instead we wanted someone who would play with us in a live setting. When we started playing with Kenny we knew we had what we wanted. The album was recorded between December 3rd and December the 20th at Monnow Valley in Wales. I think it really is a mammoth record.

Kevin: Will you and Iommi be doing anything live?

Glenn: Tony and I will tour the album properly when we get the right release date and the right tour in front of us. This album is too big to ignore.

Kevin: When is the release date for the album?

Glenn: I have heard the press will be flown into New York and London and have a listening party. It is a big record and when the fans hear it then they will understand why I am making such a big deal out of it. It makes a big statement.

Read the full article at classicrockrevisited.com.

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Zeromancer Announce German Show

Norwegian electro rockers Zeromancer will perform at Wave Gothic Treffen, Leipzig, Germany on May 14th.

In other news, Zeromancer's label, Pleasuredisc, has just opened the store and annouced their debut release, the long-awaited album by Ljungblut. Check out www.pleasuredisc.net.

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Apocalyptica To Tour With Rammstein

Classical metalheads Apocalyptica are to play second fiddle to Rammstein on the German rock giants' UK tour this February.

Apocalyptica are to release a single, "Bittersweet," in the Spring. The song features both Ville Vallo of Finnish goth-rockers HIM and Lauri Ylonen of The Rasmus.

Tour dates:

Feb. 3 London Brixton Academy
Feb. 4 London Brixton Academy
Feb. 5 London Brixton Academy
Feb. 6 Manchester Evening News Arena
Feb. 7 Nottingham Arena

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The Haunted To Support Cradle Of Filth

Swedish thrashers The Haunted have been confirmed as the support act for Cradle of Filth's upcoming European tour with Moonspell. Confirmed dates are as follows:

Mar. 09 - Wien, AUT - Planet Music
Mar. 10 - Budapest, HUN - Petofi Hall
Mar. 11 - Zlin, CZR - Sport Hall*
Mar. 12 - Katowice, POL - Spodek*
Mar. 14 - Osnabrück, GER - Hyde Park
Mar. 15 - Berlin, GER - Columbiahalle
Mar. 16 - Stuttgart, GER - Longhorn
Mar. 18 - Leipzig, GER - Haus Auensee
Mar. 19 - München, GER - Georg Elser Halle
Mar. 20 - Ljubljana, SLO - VPK*
Mar. 21 - Zürich, SWI - Volkshaus
Mar. 22 - Milano, ITA - Rainbow
Mar. 24 - Barcelona, SPA - Razzmatazz
Mar. 25 - Bergara, SPA - Sala Jam
Mar. 26 - Porto, POR - Colloseum
Mar. 27 - Lisboa, POR - Colloseum
Mar. 29 - Granada, SPA - Sala Copea
Mar. 30 - Madrid, SPA - Aqualung
Apr. 01 - Clermont Ferrand, FRA - Cooperative De Mai
Apr. 02 - Paris, FRA - Elysee Montmartre

* without Moonspell

The Haunted are continuing to tour in support of their fourth album, "rEVOLVEr", which entered the Swedish album chart at position No. 18 upon its release last October.

The follow-up to 2003's "One Kill Wonder", "rEVOLVEr" was recorded at Gothenburg's famed Studio Fredman (In Flames, Dimmu Borgir, Arch Enemy) with co-producers Patrik J. Sten and Fredrik Nordström and mixed at Denmark's Antfarm Studio by Tue Madsen. The album was released as jewel-case CD and limited edition digipak (each with a different cover), featuring two special bonus tracks, "Fire Alive" and "Smut King".

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