Metal News for February 12, 2007
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15 news articles posted on this day.
Black Label Society frontman / Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde is in the process of donating a million-dollar lab to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital over a five-to-ten-year period. The foundation is in the process of becoming established and there have already been sizeable donations.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tenn., St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. No family ever pays for treatments not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fund-raising organization.
Type O Negative and Brand New Sin will hit the road together next month. The following tour dates have been confirmed:
March 28th in Providence, RI @ Lupo's
March 29th in Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
April 3rd in Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
April 7th in Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
April 9th in Chicago, IL @ Metro
April 11th in Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Club
The band will release their new album 'Dead Again' later this year.
Kittie have lined-up several FYE in-store appearances. Remaining appearances are as follows:
February 18th in Alexandria, VA
February 24th in San Antonio, TX
March 3rd in Tucson, AZ
March 4th in Torrance, CA
March 24th in Berkley, MI
The band will release their new album 'Funeral for Yesterday' on February 20th.
Sacramento, CA hardcore band Killing The Dream are currently writing their next album. The band will head to Baltimore in May to record the new album with producer/engineer J. Robbins (Clutch, Paint It Black). The effort will be available via Deathwish Inc. this fall.
Revelation Records has officially signed Boston hardcore/metal band Living Hell. Featuring ex-members of Follow Through, Dead Wrong, and Fear Tomorrow, the group's demo was eventually released by Rock Vegas Records last summer. The band will soon record their debut full-length, which will hit streets late this summer. In the meantime, you can check out some of their current material on their MySpace page.
Proving that not all bands on indefinite HIATUSES break-up, Hewhocorrupts Inc staples TOWER OF ROME have apparently risen from their proverbial grave. The band recently made the following announcement: "We are officially off hiatus and writing new material. We've got one show booked for now. We want to book more all ages shows in the Chicagoland area. Please note...all ages and Chicagoland area. We can't come to England, Germany, or fucking Michigan. We would love to but we're still poor bastards with no tour van. Thank you. P.S. We've got something to say." Chicago locals will have several chances to see the band perform this month.
Here are the currently confirmed shows:
Friday, Feb 16th @ The Chocolate Factory, 7410 W. Augusta Blvd., Chicago, IL, 6 PM, $5, w/ Oceano, Small Town Murder, Mortifier, A Case of the Mondays
Saturday, Feb 17th, People Projects, 2129 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL, 6 PM, $5, w/ Slow Horse, Chicago Thrash Ensemble, Arbiter
Saturday, Feb 24th, House Show, 501 College Ave. Apt. 1, Dekalb, IL, 6 PM, w/ Enslaved Warthog
RUSSIAN CIRCLES are heading out on another US tour - this time with friends PELICAN and YOUNG WIDOWS. The tour will cover most of the MIDWEST with stops in MI, KY, and MO, amongst other areas. The tour dates are as follows:
Saturday, Mar 3rd, Schubas Tavern, Chicago, IL, 8 PM, w/ Del Rey
Monday, Mar 5th, The House, Dekalb, IL, 8 PM, w/ Pelican and Young Widows
Tuesday, Mar 6th, Blind Pig, Ann Arbor, MI, 8 PM, w/ Pelican and Young Widows
Thursday, Mar 8th, Madhatter Club, Covington, KY, 8 PM, Pelican and Young Widows
Friday, Mar 9th, St. John's Center, Louisville, KY, 8 PM w/ Pelican, Young Widows,
Saturday, Mar 10th, Exit - In, Nashville, TN, 8 PM, w/ Pelican and Young Widows
Sunday, Mar 11th, Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta, GA, 8 PM, w/ Pelican, Young Widows, AIDS Wolf, and Daughters
Monday, Mar 12th, Bottletree Lounge, Birmingham, AL, 8 PM w/ Pelican, Young Widows, Daughters
Tuesday, Mar 13th, Spanish Moon, Baton Rouge, LA, 8 PM, w/ Pelican, Young Widows, Daughters
Wednesday, Mar 14th, Walters, Houston, TX, 8 PM, w/ Pelican, Young Widows, Daughters
Thursday, Mar 15th, SXSW, Austin, TX, 8 PM, and more TBA
Saturday, Mar 17th, Ridgelea Music Festival, Fort Worth, TX, 8 PM, w/ Pelican, Young Widows, These Arms Are Snakes
Sunday, Mar 18th, Conservatory, Oklahoma City, OK, 8 PM w/ Pelican, Young Widows, These Arms Are Snakes
Monday, Mar 19th, Outland Ballroom, Springfield, MO, 8 PM w/ Pelican, Young Widows, These Arms Are Snakes
Tuesday, Mar 20th, Record Bar, Kansas City, MO, 8 PM, w/ Pelican and Young Widows
Wednesday, Mar 21st, The Picador, Iowa City, IA, 8 PM, w/ Pelican and Young Widows
Thursday, Mar 22nd, Knights of Columbus, Arlington Heights, IL, 8 PM, w/ Fear Before the March of Flames
Friday, Mar 23rd, Knights of Columbus, London, ON, 8 PM, w/ Fear Before the March of Flames
Sunday, Mar 25th, Babylon, Ottawa, ON, 8 PM, w/ Fear Before the March of Flames
Wednesday, Mar 28th, Club Infinity, Williamsville, NY/ 8 PM, w/ Fear Before the March of Flames
Friday, Mar 30th, Captain Tee's, Harrisonburg, VA, 8 PM, w/ Fear Before the March of Flames
Saturday, Mar 31th, Lucky's Pub, Wilmington, NY, 8 PM, w/ Fear Before the March of Flames
Sunday, Apr 1st, Sector 7g, Augusta, GA, 8 PM, w/ Fear Before the March of Flames
Static-X have just announced tour dates in March and April in support of their upcoming album Cannibal. Here are the tour dates:
Mar 30 Galaxy - Santa Ana, California
Mar 31 Extreme Thing - Las Vegas, Nevada
Apr 1 House Of Blues - San Diego, California
Apr 3 Rialto - Tuscon, Arizona
Apr 4 Marquee - Tempe, Arizona
Apr 5 Sunshine Theatre - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Apr 6 Dos Amigos - Odessa, Texas
Apr 7 Jakes - Lubbock, Texas
Apr 9 Cowboys - Abeline, Texas
Apr 11 Palladium Ballroom - Dallas, Texas
Apr 13 Scout Bar - Houston, Texas
Apr 14 Concrete Street - Corpus Christi, Texas
Apr 15 White Rabbit - San Antonio, Texas
You can currently order the title track from Cannibal at iTunes. A new song from the album will also be available on iTunes tomorrow as well.
ROTTING CHRIST mainman Sakis Tolis has told MetalZone.gr that the group's previously announced live album will finally see the light of day before the end of 2007 on Season of Mist. The pioneers of the Greek metal scene put on two special two-hour shows featuring songs covering their entire catalog. These live concerts were held on February 3-4, 2006 at Blive Music House in Larissa, Greece and were the only shows to be recorded for the upcoming CD. The gigs marked the band's 18 years in the metal scene and fans from around the world were in attendance. The band also played a very special concert consisting exclusively of material from their first three albums "Passage to Arcturo" (1989), "Thy mighty Contract" (1992) and "Non Serviam" (1994) on January 14, 2006 at An Club in Athens, Greece.
In other news, Tolis also told MetalZone that the band will return to their home country after their extensive European tour beginning in a few days, to play a couple of shows that will be recorded for an upcoming DVD. More information will be made available soon.
Here are Rotting Christ's current tour dates: More...
Blackened Industrialists MEZZERSCHMITT are now working on their new album entitled "Totalitär", due on Season of Mist. Five years have now passed since the highly provocative "Weltherrschaft" MCD saw the light of day, and according to the spokesman of the MeZZerschmitt Empire, Hans W. Jung, the band leader and strategist Herr Schmitt is currently "finalizing his plans for the new world order." Having spent the last 3 years in an asylum just outside Chemnitz, Germany, the band leader is now on his way to total recovery.
"If everything goes according to Herr Schmitt's wishes I believe the studio will be completed sometime in November this year. That's all I can say at this stage", states Jung. Due to demand by the authorities to shut down the official website, interested parties are invited to check out samples at the official MySpace page.
Chicago-based thrash metallers TWELFTH GATE are very excited to report that the band has been working with a new singer, and is finally back on track. Of course, due to the fact that the band doesn't want to make another hasty decision regarding the vocalist position, nothing will be made official for quite some time. Most likely, not until the new album is ready to be recorded. So far, everything is working out great, and as a result, the band is back in writing mode for the next album, more motivated and inspired than ever before.
Also, for those of you who live in the Chicago area, TWELFTH GATE will be debuting their potential new singer at a show on February 10th at Legends (formerly Rory's) in Addison, IL. And as if that wasn't enough, they will also have their friend John Barr (EDEN'S FALL singer who filled in for 2 shows last year) as well as former singer Scott Huffman, joining the band on stage for a couple songs each. Also performing will be Scott's new band/project, MINDWARP CHAMBER.
Buck and Dex of 104.7 The Edge in Albuquerque called Flyleaf frontwoman Lacey Mosley on Thursday (February 8), giving a fan a chance to talk with the singer after they performed the previous night. Lacey sounded very tired, talked about the opening acts, selling over 500k copies of their album, what inspires the band, and more. You can download and listen to the interview here.
Fair to Midland have posted the track "Tall Tales Taste Like Sour Grapes" from their new album, 'Fables From A Mayfly: What I Tell You Three Times Is True' on their MySpace page.
The band is currently on the road with Dir En Gray and Bleed the Dream.
'Fables From A Mayfly: What I Tell You Three Times Is True' hits stores on April 24th.
Sepultura have announced plans for a European tour next month. Here are the tour dates so far:
March 10th in Prague, CZE @ Rock Cafe
March 11th in Karlsruhe, GER @ Substage
March 13th in Paris, FRA @ La Locomotive
March 14th in Verviers, BEL @ The Spirit Of '66
March 15th in Deventer, NET @ Buger Weeshuis
March 16th in Luxembourg, LUX @ The Rockhal
March 17th in Stuttgart, GER @ Sporthalle
March 18th in Berlin, GER @ K 17
March 19th in Munchen, GER @ Backstage
March 20th in Wien, AUT @ Planet Rock
March 21st in Winterthur, SWI @ Salzhaus
March 22nd in Reggio Emilia, ITA @ Tempo Rock
March 23rd in Athens, GRE @ TBA
March 24th in Thessaloniki, GRE @ TBA
Chimaira have added a new track titled "Worthless" to their MySpace player. The track off of their Ferret Music debut entitled "Ressurection," which will be in stores in North American on March 6.
CHIMAIRA began recording "Resurrection" on October 2 with the production team of Jason Suecof and Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY). The band filmed a video for the title track off "Resurrection" on December 6-7 in the Los Angeles area.