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Metal News for February 16, 2007

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17 news articles posted on this day.

Giant Squid March Tour Dates

Giant Squid will be touring in the US throughout March. Here are the tour dates:

Mar 9 2007 8:00P @ The Blue Lamp, Sacramento, California w/ Ludicra, Black Elk, Grayceon
Mar 10 2007 9:00P@ Bottom Of The Hill, San Francisco, California w/ Grayceon, Ludicra, Black Elk
Mar 11 2007 9:00P @ The Knitting Factory, Los Angeles, California w/ Ludicra and Black Elk
Mar 12 2007 9:00P @ Zombie Lounge - Metal Mondays, San Diego, California w/ Ludicra, Black Elk
Mar 13 2007 8:00P @ TBA, Phoenix, Arizona w/ Ludicra and Black Elk
Mar 14 2007 8:00P @ Launch Pad, Albuquerque, New Mexico w/ Ludicra and Black Elk
Mar 16 2007 8:00P @ SXSW - Hole in the Wall, Austin, Texas w/ Stolen Babies & Invincible Czars
Mar 17 2007 8:00P@ SXSW - The End Records Showcase, venue TBA Austin, Texas
Mar 18 2007 8:00P @ Rudyard's, Houston, Texas w/ Grayceon
Mar 19 2007 8:00P @ The Double Wide, Dallas, Texas w/ Grayceon
Mar 20 2007 8:00P @ Downtown Music, Little Rock, Arkansas w/ Grayceon
Mar 22 2007 8:00P @ Ravari Room, Columbus, Ohio w/ Mouth of the Architect, Grayceon
Mar 24 2007 8:00P @ Mac's, Lansing, Michigan w/ Grayceon
Mar 29 2007 9:00P @ Abbey Lounge, Boston, Massachusetts w/ Grayceon
Apr 1 2007 8:00P @ The Kyhber, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania w/ Grayceon

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Serenity To Tour w/ Morgana Lefay and Sacred Steel

Austrian Melodic Progressive Metal Newcomers SERENITY will be on tour with MORGANA LEFAY & SACRED STEEL. Here are the confirmed tour dates:

22.03.2007 Osnabrück (D) - Bastard Club
23.03.2007 Bietigheim (D) - Farbstrasse
24.03.2007 Italy - tba
25.03.2007 Rotterdam (NL) - Baroeg
26.03.2007 Hamburg (D) - Headbangers Ballroom
27.03.2007 Darmstadt (D) - Bruchtal
28.03.2007 München (D) - Titanic City
29.03.2007 Uster (CH) - Rock City
30.03.2007 Villach (A) - Volkshaus Landskron
31.03.2007 Berlin (D) - Kato

You can pre-listen to SERENITY's debut "Words Untold & Dreams Unlived" here:

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Lacrimas Profundere and Leaves' Eyes Cross Paths

Lacrimas Profundere have announced new tour dates. On April 27 and 28, Lacrimas Profundere will join their labelmates Leaves' Eyes on their highly successful "Vinland World Tour 2006" for two dates. Here are the Lacrimas Profundere tour dates:

8.04. D- Berlin / Dark Eastern festival
15./16.06. D- Glauchau / Woodstage summer open air
27.04. D - Bad Salzungen / KW 70*
28.04. D - München / Metropolis*
16.-18.08. D - Summerbreeze Open Air

Also, Napalm artist Fairyland will be part of selected concerts of the European Leaves' Eyes / Kamelot tour:

29.03. NL - Zoetermeer / Boerderij
30.03. NL - Plato / Helmond
03.04. D - Bochum / Zeche
05.04. F - Paris / Elisee Montmartre
06.04. B - Antwerpen / Hof Ter Loo
07.04. CH - Pratteln / Z7
08.04. D - Langen / NOISEGATE-Festival
10.04. D - Nürnberg / Hirsch
12.04. CZ - Zlin / Masters Of Rock Cafe

In addition to this tour, Leaves' Eyes use every day off for even more concerts, being joined by Atrocity on these new tour dates:

01.04. IRE - Dublin / Voodoo Lounge
10.05. LAT - Riga / Melna Piektdiena
11.05. EST - Tallinn / Nõmme Cult
12.05. LIT - Vilnius / Mulen Ružas

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FASSW Announces European Tour w/ The Red Chord

Booking is currently underway for The Red Chord and From a Second Story Window's European tour. The tour will run from approximately May 2nd-May 28th. Though the full routing or tour line up has not been revealed, the UK's Architects (not to be confused with the 10 other bands with similar names) will be supporting the UK leg of the tour. The following shows are confirmed and tickets are currently on sale. A complete routing will be announced soon.

FROM A SECOND STORY WINDOW Tour w/ THE RED CHORD and Architects:

5/07 Hull, England Welly Club
5/18 Stoke, England Underground
5/19 Yeovil, England Ski Lodge
5/20 Southampton, England J oiners
5/21 Leeds, England Josephs Well
5/22 Glasgow, Scottland Cathouse
5/23 Manchester, England Jilly’s Rockworld w/ CATTLE DECAPITATION, Dying Fetus and Skinless
5/24 Nottingham, England Rock City
5/25 Swindon, England Furnace
5/26 London, England Underworld

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Cataract Announces New Guitarist

Here's what the band had to say about their new addition:

"Yes it's true; we are back to a five piece! And we're glad we can stop the guessing and rumoring by officially welcoming Tom Kuzmic whom you might know from death metal monsters Disparaged to the mighty realm of Castle Cataract! We also thank all the people who wanted to ruin their lives by joining us on our trip to hell or volunteered to jump in case we couldn't find someone - you guys fucking rock! We are confident this is the best that could have happened as Tom has more than 100% of what we were looking for! We already started rehearsing with the new line up and things are looking great for the shows we wisely didn't cancel haha! So once again to end all discussion - we will play shows, starting March 31st! We will keep you posted on the progression."

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Criminal Looking For New Bassist

Anglo-Chilean thrashers Criminal are looking for a new bass player. Frontman Anton Reisenegger recently posted the following message on the band's MySpace page:

"It's unfortunately looking like Staff won't be able to continue in Criminal. We're quite bummed out because he's really grown to be a part of the band, and the last few shows we've played with him have probably been the best since Rod and I moved to Europe , but his work and other commitments don't allow him to dedicate enough time to touring and recording. He will still be doing the BRUJERIA show and might be helping out here and there after that, which we appreciate enormously (cheers mate!), but what it boils down to is we are again without a bassist. Which also means we are looking for one! So if you fulfil the following requirements, drop us a line! A South American background would be very welcome, but is not a must!”

- you must have good technique and stage presence
- you must have your own gear
- you must be able to rehearse in the Ipswich/Colchester area (that's in the UK!)
- you must have enough time to tour and record
- you must be into the CRIMINAL style

OK, looking forward to hearing from all you four and five stringers! And to everyone else, see you soon!

Interested parties should email the band at anton@criminal1.com.

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Cattle Decapitation Confirms First European Tour

US vegan/vegetarian grindcore outfit Cattle Decapitation will tour Europe for the first time. They will support DYING FETUS on their upcoming European dates.

Here are CATTLE DECAPITATION's tour dates:

Tour w/ Dying Fetus, Skinless and War from a Harlot’s Mouth:
5/04 Karlshure, German Substage w/ Dead to Fall, Through The Eyes Of The Dead, Ion Dissonance
5/05 Essen, Germany Turock w/ Dead To Fall, Through The Eyes Of The Dead, Ion Dissonance
5/06 Paris, France Locomotive
5/09 Bologna, Italy Estragon
5/10 Munich, Germany Feierwerk
5/11 Wien, Austria Arena
5/13 Berlin, Germany K17
5/17 Copenhagen, Denmark Stengade 30
5/18 Chemitz, Germany AJZ Talschock w/ Dead To Fall, Through The Eyes Of The Dead, Ion Dissonance
5/19 Trier, Germany Exhaus w/ Immolation, Krisiun and Grave
5/20 Rotterdam, Holland Baroeg
5/21 London, Great Britain Underworld
5/22 Dublin, Ireland Voodoo Lounge
5/23 Manchester, England Jilly’s Rockworld w/ THE RED CHORD, FROM A SECOND STORY WINDOW and Architects
5/24 Southampton, England Nexus
5/25 Antwerpen, Belgium Hof Ter Loo w/ Dead To Fall, Through The Eyes Of The Dead, Ion Dissonance
5/26 Utrecht, Holland Tivoli w/ Dead To Fall, Through The Eyes Of The Dead, Ion Dissonance

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The Red Chord Announces Departure of Guitarist

The Red Chord is looking for a new guitar player as Jonny Fay is leaving the band to focus on work at his recording studio.

The band will be auditioning guitar players during February and March. Tablature files have been prepared for the song, "Black Santa." Those interested should make a video or audio recording of themselves playing the song. According to the group:

"We are looking for someone diverse in their abilities as a guitar player who is willing to be on the road 8-10 months out of the year. Touring experience is a must. Get in touch with us here theredchord@hotmail.com or through our myspace.

Jonny Fay will be contributing to the writing of our next record and recording it with us. We are going to miss having him in the band and we wish him all the best.

In regards to his departure, Fay had this to say: "This was not an easy decision to make. I have loved every second of my time in this band, and I will miss it dearly. However, as long as I have been involved in music my true passion has been recording, and I feel that the time has come for me to give it my undivided attention. I have opened a recording studio in Milford, NH, and will be devoting my time to recording and producing bands and musicians, locally and nationally. This has been an incredible experience, and I will continue to support The Red Chord and help them in any way that I can in the future.

“I want to thank all of the friends I have made along the way, and all the fans that have given us support during my time with the band. Most of all, I want to thank Greg, Mike, Guy and Brad for being great friends and helping make the past year and a half truly amazing. Thanks once more to everyone - no one will be forgotten."

Jonny Fay recently opened Backyard Studios in Milford, NH. To contact him and/or get more information about the studio, you may e-mail him at backyard.studios@hotmail.com or go to myspace.com/backyardstudiosnh.

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Cruz Del Sur Plans Alehorn of Power Festival II

Italian label Cruz Del Sur Music in collaboration with Tone Deaf Touring is pleased to announce its first official US festival, that will take place Saturday the 16th of June 2007 in Chicago, IL at Double Door. The lineup so far is:

SLOUGH FEG (introducing their new album “Hardworlder”)
NOVEMBERS DOOM (The End Records recording Artists )
BIBLE OF THE DEVIL (continuing support of their latest album "The Diabolic Procession”)
CRESCENT SHIELD (continuing support of their latest album "The Last of My Kind”)
WIDOW (introducing their new album “Nightlife”)
VALKYRIE (special guests)

The festival reunites some of the best emerging forces of American heavy metal, and it is intended as a tribute to all the overseas Metal-fans who have been incredibly supportive to Cruz Del Sur Music activities through these years.

The key Heavy Metal Event “Alehorn of Power” taking place every year in Chicago, will give hospitality to the festival as a part of a bigger joint-venture that includes the presence of The End Records’ recording artists Novembers Doom and Virginia’s doom metal outfit Valkyrie.

Tickets will be $13 in advance through the Double Door box office or ticketmaster.com and $15 at the door the night of the event. More details will be announced soon.

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Dimmu Borgir, Unearth, Devildriver Plan US Tour

Dimmu Borgir, Unearth, Devildriver and Kataklysm have announced that they'll tour the U.S. this spring, hitting more than 25 cities, including New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Seattle and Los Angeles. The trek kicks off April 20 in Cleveland, with dates booked through May 29 in Atlanta.

Dimmu Borgir's forthcoming album, In Sorte Diaboli, has been set for an April 24 release.

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She Said Destroy and Manngard Pre-Inferno Party

If you are heading to the Inferno Festival this year and need something to do in Oslo on Wednesday April 4th, She Said Destroy is throwing a party at Elm Street Rock café with labelmates Manngard. Special guests include Diskord.

CC: NOK 70(approx EUR 10) - Doors: 9pm

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Download Machine Head's "Aesthetics of Hate" MP3

You can now download an MP3 of Machine Head's "Aesthetics of Hate," from their upcoming album "The Blackening" for free. To do so, visit this page, fill out your info and you'll be emailed with the download link.

The Blackening arrives in stores on March 27th and you can catch Machine Head on tour with Lamb of God, Trivium and Gojira starting today.

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Stinking Lizaveta Announce US Tour Dates

Stinking Lizaveta will be bringing the rock to the road for the entire month of March, hitting the entiree US and showcasing songs off their upcoming album "Scream of the Iron Iconoclast." Recorded last fall at Electrical Audio by Steve Albini and mastered by John Golden, the newest cosmic, gritty jam opus is easily the first recording by the band to come close to the remarkable event of witnessing Stinking Liz live.

Scream of the Iron Iconoclast will be available in stores on April 23rd. Those coming out to the shows in March will have the added bonus of being able to pick up the new album almost a month and a half before release date.

You can also check out the "Stop Laughing" video from the previous album Caught Between Worlds on YouTube.com.

Here are the Stinking Lizaveta US tour dates: More...

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Chaosfear Sign With Old School Metal Records

Brazilian thrashers CHAOSFEAR have signed a deal with OSM Records. "We are very excited to announce the addition of Brazilian thrashers Chaosfear to the roster. I am a huge fan of old school era Brazilian thrash in the vein of SEPULTURA and the likes and Chaosfear knows how to deliver that!", comments Patrick Ramseier, CEO of Old School Metal (OSM) Records.

Chaosfear plays aggressive old school Brazilian thrash metal. OSM is planning to release One Step Behind Anger with bonus tracks worldwide in May of 2007 and a new album is expected in the early part of 2008. Samples can be heard on OSM's website.

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MagnaCult Sign with Rusty Cage Records

Rusty Cage Records has announced the signing of MagnaCult. Their first release will be their debut full-length entitled "Synore." The final mixing, supervising the recordings and the production was in the hands of Jochem Jacobs, known for his excellent work with Textures as producer, song writer and mixer and producer Bouke Visser. The mixing and mastering took place at their Split Second Sound Studio (Cypher and Textures). Expect a release in May of this year.

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Lacuna Coil And Shadows Fall Announce Off-Dates

Lacuna Coil and Shadows Fall have announced the following Jägermeister Music Tour "off" dates:

March 29th in Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere's (Lacuna Coil Headlining)
April 2nd in Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights (Shadows Fall Headlining)
April 11th in Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater (Lacuna Coil Headlining)
April 26th in Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theater (Shadows Fall Headlining)
April 27th in Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater (Lacuna Coil Headlining)

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Tool Announce Spring Tour Dates

Tool have added the following North American tour dates to their itinerary:

March 15th in Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl
March 16th in Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl
March 18th in Reno, NV @ Reno Events Center
March 20th in San Diego, CA @ Cox Arena
March 21st in Tucson, AZ @ TCC Arena
March 23rd in Albuquerque, NM @ Tingley Coliseum
March 24th in Las Cruces, NM @ Pan American Center
March 26th in San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
March 27th in Corpus Christi, TX @ American Bank Center
March 29th in Oklahoma City, OK @ Ford Center
March 30th in Southaven, MS @ Desoto Civic Center
March 31st in Baton Rouge, LA @ River Center
April 2nd in Pensacola, FL @ Pensacola Civic Center
April 3rd in Tallahassee, FL @ Leon County Civic Center
April 5th in Tampa, FL @ USF Sundome
April 6th in Orlando, FL @ Amway Arena
April 7th in Coral Gables, FL @ Bank United Center
April 10th in Duluth, GA @ Gwinnett Center
April 11th in Winston-Salem, NC @ Joel Lawrence Arena
April 13th in Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheater
April 14th in Greenville, SC @ Bi-Lo Center
April 15th in Richmond, VA @ Richmond Coliseum
April 17th in Reading, PA @ Sovereign Center
April 18th in University Park, PA @ Bryce Jordan Arena
April 20th in Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
April 21st in Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall
April 22nd in Portland, ME @ Cumberland County Civic Center
April 27th in Quebec City, QC @ The Colisee
April 28th in Montreal, QC @ Bell Center
April 29th in Hamilton, ON @ Copps Coliseum

The band will also be performing at the 2007 Bonnaroo Festival.

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