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Metal News for February 10, 2005

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28 news articles posted on this day.

Quorthon's Silverwing Collaboration To Be Released

Former LAKE OF TEARS guest vocalist Jennie Tebler and BATHORY mastermind Quorthon entered the studio in early 2004 to begin laying down tracks for a collaborative project, which they have dubbed "Silverwing". After the tragic loss of Quorthon in June of last year, Jennie is determined to have the collaboration released.

"Silverwing" features Quorthon's music and lyrics, as well as all instrumentation performed by the late BATHORY legend. The track, which will be issued as a digipack single, was recorded in March 2004 by Quorthon and Mikke Moberg and was mixed by Boss (a.k.a. Black Mark owner and Quorthon's father Börje Forsberg) in September 2004 and January 2005. The CD's layout was designed by Quorthon in January 2004. "Silverwing" will be issued as a digipack single on April 11 via Black Mark.

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Ex-Pestilence Members In Studio With Project Tabun

Former PESTILENCE members Martin Van Drunen (vocals) and Jeroen Paul Thesseling (bass) have teamed up in a brand new band called PROJEKT TABUN. PROJEKT TABUN was founded by Thesseling and KING LOCUST guitarist/producer Niels Drieënhuizen. The band, who recently spent time at at studio Het Lab in Schaarsbergen, the Netherlands, are describing their sound as "a unique blend of Moorish-oriented lines, brutal grunts and palmas rhythms." An official web site is currently under construction.

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MSNBC: Darkthrone A Better Grammy Choice?

CONVERGE, SATYRICON and... DARKTHRONE...? Those are the unlikely alternate Grammy nominees suggested to MSNBC recently by "Sound of the Beast" author Ian Christe. "Then again," Christe told the Microsoft-backed news network, "DARKTHRONE already refused their nomination for the Norwegian version of the awards. These back-slapping events are viewed by most metalheads with a lot of skepticism."

Christe also told MSNBC this year's real Grammy nominees for Metal Performance (CRADLE OF FILTH, MOTÖRHEAD, HATEBREED, KILSWITCH ENGAGE, and SLIPKNOT) are "a shock... they actually represent what metal kids are into - instead of the usual out-of-date record company executive's misunderstanding of heavy metal... All five bands nominated began on indie-specialty labels, then worked their way to the mainstream over years. Normally, I'd hope in vain that MOTÖRHEAD would win, just as an excuse to see Lemmy wearing a tuxedo. But it would really be a boon to heavy metal for any of the younger bands to take the prize."

The Grammys will be handed out Feb. 13. The Metal Performance award will NOT be televised.

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Atrocity To Play Wave Gotik Treffen

Atrocity will play at the Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig, Germany. In a special show, they will present first songs from their upcoming album, the follower to "Werk 80". On March 5th there will be the chance to experience Atrocity for the first time with their new drummer Moritz Neuner at Transit Festival.

Here are some Atrocity live dates:

05. Mar. 2005 - SAT Geneva, SWITZERLAND@ Transit Festival
13. Mai 2005 - FRI Leipzig, GERMANY @ Wave Gotik Treffen
18.-20. Aug. 2005 - Abtsgmünd, GERMANY @ Summer Breeze Open Air

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Sound of Urchin Ready Album, Tour

With a front man that's a drummer, and 2 lead guitarists, Sound of Urchin are readying their spring release of their new record "The Diamond" on Hybrid, the band is setting afoot on the first leg of their tour (more dates to come soon)

"The Diamond" was produced by Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne) and also includes guest appearances by James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins) and Jay Jay French of Twisted Sister.

2/9 Portland, OR Doug Fir
2/10 Seattle, WA The Rainbow
2/11 Humbolt, CA Mazzotti's
2/12 Sacramento, Ca Capitol Garage
2/13 San Francisco, CA Hotel Utah
2/16 Hermosa Beach, CA Patrick Molloy's
2/17 Huntington Beach, CA Fitzgerald's
2/18 San Diego, CA Cane's
2/19 Lake Forest, CA Gypsy Lounge
2/20 Long Beach, CA Dipiazza's
2/21 Downey, CA Anarchy Library
2/22 Tempe, AZ The Big Fish Pub
(more dates TBA)

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Clutch-Gig Stage Diver Convicted Of Lesser Counts

A man who dived off the stage at a CLUTCH concert, injuring two women in the crowd, was found guilty of reduced charges Wednesday (Feb. 9) and put on probation for one year.

Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Nancy Fuerst convicted Joseph Seink, 34, of suburban Solon, on two misdemeanor counts of reckless assault. Seink, who agreed to a non-jury trial, could have faced eight years in prison if convicted on two counts of felonious assault.

Seink's attorney, Walter Camino, said he didn't think an appeal would be filed. "We're satisfied with the verdict," he said.

Authorities say two 28-year-old Cleveland women each suffered a cracked neck vertebra but no serious spinal damage when the 195-pound Seink landed on them last June 4 at the Scene Pavilion.

Seink said he sneaked backstage to see the band CLUTCH and celebrated by jumping into the crowd when his favorite song began.

Witnesses testified that heavy metal shows are characterized by violent slam dancing with fans occasionally diving off the stage, expecting the crowd to catch them.

The injured women, Catherine Tressa and Tammie Myers, both have said they didn't expect someone would jump off the stage during the concert.

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Rikets and Shenoah Tour Dates

Rikets, which includes members from Switched and Erase the Grey, are currently touring with the band Shenoah, which features the original Chimaira guitarist, Jason Hager and members from Mad at Gravity and Erase the Grey. Dates are as follows:

2/10 Jacksonville, FL Jackrabbits
2/11 Bradenton, FL Rockerfellers
2/12 Seminole, FL Boiler Room
2/13 Clearwater, FL Gasoline Alley
2/14 Tampa FL, INSTORE Vinyl Fever 2PM
2/19 Cleveland, OH The Agora (Shenoah)
2/20 Lakewood, OH INSTORE Chris' Warped Records 4PM

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Adema Posts "Barricades In Time" Online

Adema has posted a brand new song online. The song, titled "Barricades In Time", is the first with new vocalist Luke Caraciolli. It can be heard by clicking here. The song comes from the band's upcoming new album, "Planets", their first album for Earache Records. It is due for a release on April 5th.

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Lamb Of God Finds Widespread Support

TimesDispatch.com has posted an article regarding the church-owned Great Western Forum cancelling Lamb of God's appearance with Slipknot and Shadows Fall based on the band's old name, Burn the Priest (read story here). Several excerpts from the article:

It didn't surprise Chris Adler, drummer for Lamb of God, that the band was unceremoniously yanked from an April gig at the Great Western Forum outside Los Angeles because of the band's name and its former moniker, Burn the Priest.

What did surprise Adler was the attention and publicity given to the story since last week. Within a day of the announcement that Richmond-based Lamb of God was banned from playing an April 9 show at the Forum with Slipknot, media outlets as far as England and Germany -- havens for metal bands -- quickly publicized the ordeal, as did most U.S. newspapers.

"I understand that being a privately owned venue, [the Forum owners] have the right to do whatever they want. But as more venues become privately owned, it could get to the point where situations like this arise," Adler said. "Besides, we changed the name of the band [from Burn the Priest] on purpose because it didn't suit us anymore. When we were kind of young and dumb and starting out, it worked for the shock value, but then we grew into mature, professional musicians."

As for that April 9 date, don't worry about Lamb of God moping around a bar in California while the show goes on.

The band will be playing nearby at the Ventura Theater. In a sold-out show.

Read the full article at TimesDispatch.com.

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New Hypocrisy Album Due In September

Hypocrisy bassist Mikael Hedlund has posed the following message on the group's official web site:

Here's a little update from us for everybody who's been wondering what's been going on in the Hypocrisy studio.

Currently we are taking a break from the recording process since Peter [Tägtgren, frontman] is doing shows with Pain. We will continue again next week.

As for the album itself, we have no title yet but we can tell you that we are very satisfied with the results so far. There will be ten songs on the album in total, five of which still need vocals added to them. The plan is to finish the recordings before our U.S. tour in April with Soilwork, Mnemic and Dark Tranquillity. The new album will most likely be released in September.

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Black Label Society Records Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute

Black Label Society went into the studio recently to record a cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd's 1977 classic "I Never Dreamed" for the upcoming Skynyrd tribute album "Heavy Helping" being released by Sanctuary records, which is slated to include Zakk, Corrosion Of Conformity, Metallica, Sebastian Bach, Kid Rock, Saliva, Dee Snider and more.

When asked why he chose that particular Skynyrd song, Zakk replied, "I've always loved that tune. I'm not going to do 'Sweet Home' or 'Free Bird', all the shit you always hear on the radio. Pick some obscure Skynyrd song and make it your own. We Black Labelized the whole damn thing. It came out slammin'! Actually, we're going to put it on our record (Mafia, due out March 8th) as well. It'll probably be the bonus track at the end of the album. So it'll be on both. It's just more publishing for the Skynyrd guys."

As far as a release date for "Heavy Helping," Zakk was unsure. "I have no idea. But with all the other bands that are on there, I'm sure it's going to be amazing. I can't wait to hear it."

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Motley Crue Working With Cirque Du Soleil

Motley Crue are reportedly working with the celebrated Cirque Du Soleil on the stage set for their upcoming world tour, which kicks off on February 14 in Puerto Rico. British fans will get to see this event in June.

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QOTSA Song To Be Featured In Video Game

Queens Of The Stone Age will have an as-yet unannounced song featured in the upcoming videogame adaptation of the movie "The Warriors" which is currently being worked on by Rockstar Games.

In other news, the Queens Of The Stone Age are expected to make a "major summer tour announcement" shortly.

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Candlemass Recordings Almost Complete

The recordings for the self-titled album by reunited Swedish doom legends Candlemass are almost finished, as main-man Leif Edling recently announced. "Messiah Marcolin just finished his vocal tracks, and I'm working with some keyboards right now." The mixing process was started Jan. 28th.

Recordings took place in Stockholm's famous Polar studios, which have been used by the likes of ABBA, Genesis and Led Zeppelin. Songtitles set to appear on the new CD — which is said to return stylistically to the group's classics "Tales of Creation" and "Nightfall" — include 'Black Dwarf', 'Witches' and 'Spellbreaker'.

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New Evemaster Album Tentatively Set For Late 2005

Evemaster has re-recorded drums (done by Jaska Raatikainen of Children of Bodom) and guitars of their debut album to be released through Rising Realm Records. The album also features a cover of Dio's "We Rock." The release date is set on 28th of February but is likely to be moved due to the discussions with new possible distributors and licencers.

The cover art can also been checked out on the website (under Releases-link).

The band has started to write new music and the direction the songs are heading is more darker than on "Wither." The work done on "MMIV Lacrimae Mundi" lately have steered Tomi to this direction. So a darker, faster and heavier album is coming.

Tentatively the new album release is slated for late 2005. But the band still has a lot of things to sort out as they don't have a recording deal at the moment.

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Evergrey Live Album Tracklisting Revealed

The complete track listing has been revealed for Evergrey's forthcoming live album, "A Night To Remember", due on March 14 via InsideOut Music.

"A Night To Remember" was recorded on October 9, 2004 in Gothenburg, Sweden. A live DVD was filmed the same night with 15 hi-def cameras by video producer Patrick Ullaeus (Lacuna Coil, In Flames, Dimmu Borgir) and will include all six of the group's videos to date. A second DVD disc will include backstage material, in-depth interviews with each of the members, gear-talk, live material from the beginning of their career, festivals, old demo songs and tons of pictures. A late April release is expected.

"A Night To Remember" track listing:

CD 1: More...

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Few More Subliminal Verses Tour Dates Added

More dates are coming in as Slipknot prepares to hit the road on March 4th to embark on The Subliminal Verses Tour. The arena outing will also feature metal heavy hitters Lamb of God and Shadows Fall as well as a variety of support acts.

Fuse has signed on a sponsor for the tour and you can expect some heavy coverage of the outing on the cable music channel. According to Roadrunner Records, Slipknot will appear on Fuse's Daily Download on March 1st and the channel plans to air a tour special in early April on Uranium. Fuse will document the first three stops of the tour for the special.

Latest tour dates (with Otep):

Apr. 26 Green Bay, WI - Resch Arena
Apr. 27 Springfield, IL - Priarie Capital Convention Center
Apr. 29 Council Bluffs, IA - Mid-America Center
Apr. 30 Madison, WI - Alliant Energy Center

In other Slipknot news, the band has just confirmed an appearance on NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien on March 1st.

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First Nine Acts For Download Festival Confirmed

Feeder, Black Sabbath, and System Of A Down will headline this year’s Download festival, with organisers confirming that the Donington event will be held over three days for the first time ever.

Garbage, Billy Idol, Velvet Revolver, HIM, Slayer and Slipknot will also play at the third annual Download Festival, which takes place at Donington Park from 10-12 June.

Download organisers confirmed nine of the acts that are set to play over the weekend, with over 70 more expected to be announced in the coming months.

Garbage and Billy Idol join Feeder on the newly added Friday, as part of a bill which aims to broaden the musical scope of the festival by bringing in more ‘indie’ acts. Feeder singer Grant Nicholls enthused: “We are really excited about playing Download. This will be our biggest headline show yet and there's a bit of pressure on us to get the weekend off to a rocking start but we're used to playing on big stages and we'll put on a good show"

The following evening, Velvet Revolver and HIM will warm up for headliners Black Sabbath, the first time Ozzfest has been held since 2001. Topping the Sunday bill, prior to System Of A Down, will be Slipknot and Slayer to help close the festival in its true metal spirit!

As well as masses more bands, organisers have also promised to extend the fun of the festival to the campsite, adding a massive entertainment zone, featuring a cinema tent, a third stage bar and several campsite bars. Skate and BMX fans will be pleased to hear that the Soul Bowl will be back again and this year open until much later, with some very special guests appearing on stage.

Tickets for this year's three-day rock extravaganza went on sale at 9am this morning (Wednesday, 9 February) and are priced at £105 for a three-day ticket.

Camping tickets are to be purchased separately at a cost of £22.50, with hot showers and weekend car parking included. Festival goers purchasing three-day festival tickets but not wishing to camp will be able to purchase car parking for an additional £5 but only if the passes are purchased at the same time as the festival tickets. Car passes purchased on the day will costs £10.

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Motorhead And COC Announce Tour Dates

The lads in Motorhead and Corrosion of Conformity have announced dates for their upcoming tour.

The bands current set of dates takes both bands into April. More dates are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. This will be Motorhead's first U.S. tour since being forced to cancel last year's tour due to Motorhead frontman Lemmy's foot injury.

Motorhead will be touring in support of last year's release "Inferno." Corrosion of Conformity will be touring in support of their upcoming April release "In the Arms of God."

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Korn Singer Comments On New Album "It's A Trip"

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has issued the following update on the recording process for the group's new studio album, tentatively due this summer:

"Oh my God, I'm tired. We have been working very hard, have 13 songs demo'd, just got done workin' with Atticus Clark. Did some really different stuff with him. Dallas [Austin, TLC, MADONNA, MICHAEL JACKSON] was so good — heavy, trippy, old-school hip-hop influence stuff, and just us classic heavy groove stuff. This album is gonna be a trip — a lot of different styles goin' on. I fuckin' love it."

KORN's last release, "Greatest Hits, Vol. 1" (Immortal/Epic), featuring highlights from the first 10 years of the band's recording career, has sold 763,091 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

In addition to KORN's biggest songs, "Greatest Hits" also includes two brand-new covers — a remake of CAMEO's "Word Up" and a medley of PINK FLOYD's "Another Brick In The Wall, Parts 1, 2, & 3".

KORN are also planning on releasing a live DVD featuring footage mainly from last summer's Projekt Revolution Tour.

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Turmoil Prepare To Enter Studio

Turmoil will be entering the studio in mid-March to record new material for their upcoming retrospective release. Tracking had been slated for January, but scheduling conflicts have delayed plans, so recording will now take place on March 18, 19, and 20 at Water Studios with Ted Young at the helm. The group was originally going to record three songs, but will now only record two due to time constraints. Paul Romano (Mastodon, Nasum) will be handling the artwork, and the release should hit stores in early-Summer. As for the new material, the group states: "We're very excited at the direction of the new material. We can't wait to get into the studio to record and think Turmoil fans will be blown away." Meanwhile, the group's official reunion show will take place in April or May. Two specific venues in Philadelphia are being looked at, and a decision should be made within the next week couple of weeks. In related news, Turmoil have enlisted the management services of Worldwidenoize Management and are currently mulling over a few touring possibilities.

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A Javelin Reign Seeking Drummer

Vancouver, BC outfit A Javelin Reign (Lovelost Records) are in dire need of a full-time drummer. The group has been inactive since the departure of their drummer several months ago. According to the band, "the candidate needs to be up on his metal chops and have a seriously mind-shattering blast beat." Interested parties should contact the band at ajavelinreign@hotmail.com.

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Brand New Sin Signs To Century Media

Syracuse, NY band Brand New Sin have officially signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The group recently completed their new album, entitled "Recipe For Disaster." Here's a statement from vocalist Joe Altier:

"Brand New Sin is very pleased and excited to be part of the Century Media family. Their dedication to their artists is unmatched, and the successes of Shadows Fall, Lacuna Coil, God Forbid and many others over the years is a testament to that. Not only is the label comprised of hard-working mofo's, but they are truly fans of the bands they work with. We look forward to a long and successful run with them."

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Mudvayne Post New Song Clips & Fan Package Online

Mudvayne has put an "Ultimate Lost & Found" package for all of their 'core fans to purchase. The page also has links to four different song clips from their upcoming release due out on April 12th on Epic Records. For more details go here.

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To/Die/For Confirm European Tour Dates

The fourth album of Finnish Gothic metallers TO/DIE/FOR, called IV, will be released on March 21st through Spinefarm Records. Some samples from the new album have been posted at this location.

Meanwhile, the band's itinerary for 2005 looks like this: More...

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Nightwish Reveal Rescheduled U.S. Dates

As previously reported, NIGHTWISH were forced to postpone their U.S. tour because of "commitments close to home [Finland] on the part of vocalist Tarja Turunen," according to the group's U.S. record label, Roadrunner.

More dates have been announced for their rescheduled U.S. tour, which is now slated to kick off in early September. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: More...

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Norther To Complete New EP This Week

Finland's NORTHER are currently mixing and mastering their new EP, "Solution 7", at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki. The band expect to be done with everything by the end of this week.

"Solution 7" is scheduled for release on March 30 in Finland via Spinefarm and June 13 in outside territories. The CD will reportedly contain five songs, including a re-recording of an old song. Recording sessions for the disc began on December 24 at Astia Studios in Lappeenranta, Finland.

NORTHER's third full-length album, "Death Unlimited", was released last year through Spinefarm Records.

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Paradise Lost To Support Judas Priest In Europe

Paradise Lost have been confirmed as the support band for Judas Priest on a number of European dates in April. List of shows includes:

04/02 - Den Bosh Arena Brabanthal, NETH
04/04 - Zwickau Arena Zwickau, GER
04/06 - Spodek Sporthall Katowice, POL
04/07 - Sports Arena Brno, CZR
04/08 - Bank Austria Hall Vienna, AUT
04/10 - Mazda Palace Milan, ITA

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