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Metal News for February 17, 2004

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17 news articles posted on this day.

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Daily Reviews

Metal Reviews has a dozen new ones this week:

  • Construcdead - Violadead
  • Into Eternity - Buried in Oblivion
  • Magnitude 9 - Decoding The Soul
  • On Thorns I Lay - Egocentric
  • Oratorio - The Reality of Existence
  • Orion Riders - A New Dawn
  • Pantera - Cowboys From Hell
  • Persuader - Evolution Purgatory
  • Pestilence - Testimony Of The Ancient
  • Probot - Probot
  • Silentium - Sufferion - Hamartia of Prudence
  • UFO - You Are Here

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Dearly Departed Release MP3 From Upcoming Album

Long Island's DEARLY DEPARTED are gearing up for the release of their debut full length and second release for One Day Savior Recordings. The album, entitled "Believing In Ghosts" will be released March 9th, 2004.

You can check out an MP3 of the song "Shall I Play Them For You?" from DEARLY DEPARTED's new album here.

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Vocalist Dan Weyandt Returns To Zao

Dan Weyandt, who has sung on ZAO's last six recordings, has returned after a brief separation. The enigmatic vocalist rejoined his mates in the cryptic (and often volatile) metalcore giant shortly before the writing process began for their next studio album, which will be recorded in March at Trax East in New Jersey and delivered via Ferret Music later in the year. More...

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Where Fear And Weapons Meet To Play Final Show

April 9th, 2004 will be the last show for WHERE FEAR AND WEAPONS MEET. Scheduled to be held in Miami, FL at The Alley, "The Weapon" will be joined by fellow Floridians ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE and NERVOUS BREAKDOWN.

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Jude The Obscure Go On Hiatus

Canadian hardcore favorites JUDE THE OBSCURE will be taking a hiatus for an undisclosed amount of time, allowing their members to deal with matters of both a personal and creative nature. The band has assured that there has been no quarrel and there is absolutely no bad blood anywhere within the group. JUDE THE OBSCURE plan to be back on their path to domination once life allows.

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Draw Blood Sign To Martyr Records

4-piece Boston hardcore/punk sensation, DRAW BLOOD, have signed to Martyr Records. DRAW BLOOD will be unleashing their fury on the world on a mass scale via their debut EP, entitled "The Calm Before the Storm," which will be released in late Spring by Martyr Records. Recorded at The Outpost with renowned engineer Jim Siegel (GIVE UP THE GHOST, BLOOD FOR BLOOD, DROPKICK MURPHYS), this EP will impress both fans and newcomers alike.

To hear what DRAW BLOOD are all about, check out two tracks from their self released demo here:

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UFO Streaming World Premier

Legendary hard rock band UFO are World Premiering their latest release, You Are Here, on the POWER HOUR NET RADIO SHOW right now, exclusively at ElectricBasement.com. UFO's career spans 3 decades, with rock radio staples being legion - "Too Hot Too Handle", "Only You Can Rock Me", "Love to Love", "Lights Out", "Mother Mary", "Doctor, Doctor" and "Rock Bottom." The latest UFO lineup features PHIL MOGG (vocals), PETE WAY (bass), PAUL RAYMOND (keyboards) and new additions VINNIE MOORE (guitar) and JASON BONHAM (drums). Jason Bonham talks about the album during the show. You Are Here comes out on SPV February 23rd in Europe and a yet-to-be-determined date in North America. The Power Hour is pre-recorded and then streamed on demand for free, allowing users to tune-in to the current show whenever they want. No sign-ups or hassles!

Read the full article at Electric Basement.

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Machine Head Back With Roadrunner

Machine Head has re-signed with Roadrunner Records and will be releasing their latest CD, Through The Ashes Of Empires, in the US on April 20th, with a Spring tour to follow.

Roadrunner Records previously had a deal with the band that was only for a European/Japanese/Australian release of the new CD, which came out last Fall. The band should be heading into the studio at some point in the coming couple of weeks to record two new tracks for this US release, one original, and one most likely being a cover.

More details to come as plans become more solid.

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Gene Simmons Give Advice To Daughter

Gateway's "Beck/Smith Celebrity Gossip" (web site) reports that Kiss bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons won't make anyone's list of feminist fellows, what with his constant chauvinistic and lascivious statements. But get the veteran rocker talking about his 11-year-old daughter and the tables get turned pretty fast.

"I tell her to break the cycle. I tell her not to depend on man for a definition of who she is. I tell her not to depend on a guy for anything. When two girls are talking about a blind date, one will say, 'What does he DO?' When two guys are talking about a blind date, they don't care what your job is," he says. "It's, 'What does she look like?'" More...

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Age of Ruin Set To Release May 11th

Eulogy Recordings' Age Of Ruin are almost finished with their new full length entitled 'The Tides of Tragedy' which will hit stores May 11th. Look for this band!

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Vicious Rumors Sign With Mascot Records

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area melodic metallers Vicious Rumors have signed a European record deal with Holland's Mascot Records. The group's follow-up to 2001's "Sadistic Symphony", titled "Immortal", is tentatively due this spring. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Poveglia", "Broken Wings", and "Fight". More information will be made available soon.

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Vader Album Recording Postponed, Drummer Announced

Polish death metal veterans VADER have posted the following message on their official web site:

"During the recording session of VADER's new album, [drummer] Doc met with an unfortunate accident at the studio. He seriously injured his hand and leg during the third day of working at Hertz. The band has been forced to cancel the session and postpone recordings on May. Unfortunately the injuries of VADER's drummer require longer convalescence, it follows that Doc won't play the drums on the new album! The band is going to record the album at PR Studio in Gdañsk and Daray from Polish black metal band VESANIA will join the band as a session musician, taking over the drums on the new record. He will also play with VADER on band's forthcoming gigs and tours. The new album is going to be released in September. Keep your fingers crossed for both drummers, more details follow soon."

The follow-up to 2002's "Revelations", tentatively titled "Spiritual Disease", is being produced by Piotr Lukaszewski and will mark the group's final release for Metal Blade under the terms of their present contract with the label. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Out Of A Deep" and "Lead Us!"

Here are the upcoming VADER shows: More...

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Great White Club Fire Sparked Debate, Few Changes

Michael Mello of the Associated Press reports that when GREAT WHITE's pyrotechnics set a Rhode Island nightclub ablaze, killing 100 people and injuring scores of others, fire marshals across the nation scurried to review their safety inspections.

At least 15 states debated tougher laws, mostly dealing with pyrotechnics, and a national fire safety association approved more stringent safety recommendations.

But one year after the tragedy at The Station nightclub in West Warwick, only Rhode Island has enacted sweeping new fire safety measures dealing with everything from fire sprinklers to upgrading older buildings.

National fire safety experts say it could take years for many other states to follow suit.

"It's not my sense that (the Rhode Island) fire is poised to make profound change," said David Lucht, director of the Center for Firesafety Studies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts.

Read the full article at Daily News Tribune.

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Paint It Black Adds Second Guitarist

Paint It Black recently added a second guitarist to their lineup. Colin McGinniss, formerly of Go! For The Throat, has joined the group on a permanent basis after playing with the band on and off for the past year.

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No Turning Back Finish Recording

No Turning Back recently finished recording an album at Antfarm Studios in Denmark with engineer Tue Madsen. The effort is entitled "Damage Done" and it will hit streets in May through GSR Music (Gangstyle Records).

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Papa Roach Line Up Tour Dates, New Album Info

PAPA ROACH have announced five shows leading up to their appearance at the South by Southwest Music Festival (SXSW) next month. Support at all dates will come from DIE TRYING and STILLLIFE PROJECTOR. The dates are as follows:

Mar. 12 - Reno, NV The @ New Oasis
Mar. 14 - Las Vegas, NV @ Huntridge Theatre
Mar. 16 - El Paso, TX @ Club Xcape
Mar. 17 - Lubbock, TX @ Jakes
Mar. 18 - Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete St. Pavillion
Mar. 19 - Austin, TX @ The Backroom (SXSW 2004)

PAPA ROACH recently finished mixing their new album at a Los Angeles studio with Chris Lord-Alge (BAD RELIGION, BILLY TALENT, GLASSJAW, GREEN DAY, IMA ROBOT, MxPx, P.O.D., STONE TEMPLE PILOTS). The follow-up to 2002's "Lovehatetragedy" — which is expected to be titled either "Dancing In The Ashes" or "Getting Away With Murder" — was produced by Howard Benson, who has previously worked with COLD, BLINDSIDE, P.O.D. and SEPULTURA, among others. A spring release through Dreamworks Records is expected. Among the tracks set to appear on the album are "Just Go", "Done With You" and "Getting Away With Murder".

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Love Is Red And Instilled Tour

Love Is Red will be touring all over the East in March and early-April. They'll be joined by Instilled, and eventually Scraps and Heart Attacks. Here's the latest: More...

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