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Metal News for February 17, 2005

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25 news articles posted on this day.

On Broken Wings Finish New Album

On Broken Wings have finished tracking their next album for Eulogy Recordings, "It's All Just A Long Goodbye." Mixing began earlier this week and should be done within the next few days. Here's a statement from the band:

"It sounds fucking heavy and is a million times better recorded than our 'Some of Us May Never See the World' CD. We're all wicked excited about it and can't wait for that shit to come out."

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Nasum Frontman Confirmed Dead

The tragic demise of Nasum frontman, Mieszko Talarczyk, has been confirmed. Talarcyzk's body has been identified and will shortly be transferred to his native country of Sweden. Talarczyk had been missing since being caught in the tsunami that struck Asia in late-December (just days after his 30th birthday). Here's what the band had to say about this development:

"His closest family and friends are in our thoughts right now. Mieszko will be missed by many. Thanks a lot for your support and your thoughts. Now a new time begins, a time we must spend alone. Please respect this wish."

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Drowningman Records New Demo

Drowningman have finished recording their new demo, which they will mix this weekend. The group will take a break to play at MacDonoughs in Plattsburgh tonight, but expect to complete everything by Sunday night. The demo features three new songs:

- Major Disappointment Reporting For Duty
- Keep My Name Off Your Lips and Your Teeth In Your Mouth
- Hearts Broken On Wax and Moving Fast

The track "Major Disappointment..." will be posted on the group's website next week in addition to some live footage of the band. Meanwhile, Drowningman will begin recording a new full-length this spring.

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The Psyke Project Booking Summer Euro Tour

Danish hardcore band The Psyke Project are planning a summer European tour. Here are the tour dates so far:

Thu 30.th JUne, Germany, Berlin, tba
Fri 01.th July, Germany, Dresden, Az Connie,
Sat 02.th July, Germany, east part, tba
Sun 03.th July, Germany, Chemnitz, Subway to Peter
Mon 04.th July, Germany, northwest part, tba
Tue 05.th July, Germany, north part, tba
Wed 06.th July, Holland, Leiden, Q Bus, tbc
Thu 07.th July, Holland, Arnhem, Goudvishal, tbc
Fri 08.th July, Belgium, Kessel, Jh Sojo
Sat 09.th July, Belgium, Berneem, The Noodle
Sun 10.th July, England, London, The Upstairs @ Garage,
Mon 11.th July, England, Leeds, The Joseph’s Well
Tue 12.th July, England, Darlington, Forum,
Wed 13.th July, England, Hartlepool, The Studio
Thu 14.th July, England, Carlisle, Brickyard
Fri 15.th July, Scotland, Glasgow, TBA
Sat 16.th July, SCotland, Aberdeen, TBA
Sun 17.th July, Scotland, Edinburgh, TBA
Mon 18.th July, England, tba
Tue 19.th July, England, tba
Wed 20.th July, England, South Hampton, The Joiners
Thu 21.th July, Luxemburg, Luxemburg, 911
Fri 22.th July, Germany, Ahrensburg, Juki 42
Sat 23.th July, Denmark, Copenhagen, Lades Kælder

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Danzig Confirmed For Monterrey Metal Fest

DANZIG has been confirmed as the co-headliner alongside MOTORHEAD on the Main Stage of the 2005 MONTERREY METAL FEST to be held on Saturday May 28, 2005 at the Auditorio Coca Cola in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. NEIL TURBIN (original ANTHRAX vocalist) is the confirmed headliner on the 2nd Stage.

The remaining festival line-up will be confirmed next week. You can visit the official festival website here

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Ozzy Osbourne 'Covers' Lineup Confirmed

Jerry Cantrell and Mike Bordin were both involved in recording the songs for the covers CD to be included in the upcoming Ozzy box set, 'Prince Of Darkness'. Alice In Chains guitarist Cantrell and former Faith No More drummer Bordin were joined by keyboard player Jim Cox and bassist Chris Wyse. There are also guest appearances from guitarist Leslie West (on a version of Mountain's 'Mississippi Queen') and Ian Hunter (who appears on a cover of Mott The Hoople's 'All The Young Dudes').

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Slipknot's Clown Looking For Extreme Art

The Clown, of Slipknot fame, has started his own label, Big Orange Clown and he's interested in getting extreme musicians to submit their unsigned CDs - in fact, anything connected to extreme art. Send them to: The Clown, c/o Sanctuary Group, 75 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10011, USA.

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Brides Of Destruction Name Upcoming Album

The Brides Of Destruction are to call their second album '13 Acres'. The band, now inclduing Ginger on guitar and Scott Sorry (bass), are recording this at a ranch in Malibu, with a release expected in May/June.

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Slayer On Sauna Open Air 2005

This year’s edition of Finland’s Sauna Open Air festival is scheduled to take place from June 9th - 11th in Tampere, Finland (main outdoor concerts in Ratina Stadion Park, indoor concerts in clubs).

Acts scheduled to perform currently include:

Thursday, June 9th - SLAYER, MASTODON, MOKOMA
Friday, June 10th - DIO, TERASBETONI

Other confirmed acts (placement on bill to be confirmed) include: SONATA ARCTICA, SENTENCED and DREAMTALE.

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Anathema To Tour Europe With Porcupine Tree

According to a message posted on their official website, British doomsters ANATHEMA will be touring Europe with fellow countrymen PORCUPINE TREE in April.

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DEP Vocalist To Lend Voice To Spylacopa

Dillinger Escape Plan's Greg Puciato is to provide vocals for Spylacopa, a solo project started by one-time Candiria guitarist John LaMacchia. No further details are yet available.

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Watch Queens Of The Stone Age's New Video

Queens Of The Stone Age are out with the video to their new single 'Little Sister'. You can watch it online at Yahoo! Music.

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Novembers Doom Listening Party/CD Release

Novembers Doom have announced their record release and CD listening party for March 1st, at Deliliah's in Chicago, Illinois. The CD spinning begins at 8pm, with free beer, and The End Records swag being given away. "The Pale Haunt Departure" hits stores on March 8th.

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Evergrey Posts DVD Preview Online

Sweden's Evergrey have posted a preview for their forthcoming DVD, "A Night To Remember", online here (Windows Media - 7.4 MB).

The band's forthcoming double DVD features their 19-song live performance in their hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden, and was filmed with 15 hi-def cameras by video producer Patrick Ullaeus (In Flames, Dimmu Borgir, Lacuna Coil). The DVD will also include all 6 of their music videos to date.

The other DVD 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 loads of photos.

"A Night To Remember" is scheduled to be released on May 23 through InsideOut Music.

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Megadeth Mainman Says Lineup A "Complete Package"

Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine has posted this update on the band's official website:

"Droogies! I am so sorry I have taken so long to get back to you since my last post but I have been busy keeping an eye on things out here, meeting all of the lovely fans, friends, beautiful she-wolves, and anyone else who will stop long enough for me to tell them my life story.

The beginning of the tour was exciting and most fun, but after, we ran into consecutive complaints from some of our beloved fans about the way that security was treating them, and that they were not getting back to see us. We found out that a previous tour manager had made a statement that kinda got convoluted regarding which passes meant what and this led to some people not getting to where they were supposed to go, which left some of you upset, and me very, very embarassed.

I wish to extend my deepest and sincerest apologies for this mix up. We will make it up when we come back to Europe this summer for the festivals that we are hoping to confirm shortly. And as most of you know, we more than made up for it with Inferno by inviting her down to the next show to take care of her. That is it; we take care of our own.

Also, to the person who claimed it took two hours for us to come out after the Glasgow show to the meet and greet, you will never be welcome to another backstage meeting with me or the band. You know you are a liar and a disgrace to all of the people who where there, and to all of the people everywhere, that know and loves us. And the reason we looked tired, you wet side of a scab, is because we stayed up all night crossing the ocean, then went golfing. You seem to be the only one bitching, and what does that make you? Ha, ha you *****!

How many bands even take the time to do this anymore? I rest my case.

Due to the enormity of the growth in the She-wolf clan, I have decided to add that song back into our set-list. We are going to play the studio version until we learn the live version. And Simon from Diamond Head's crew asked if i would play No More Mr. Nice Guy for him. I said yes, but only at sound check. So if you are near the venue when we play it put yer ear against the wall.

I have had such a great time on this tour, everything is selling out, I am getting to spend time with one of my guitar heroes, and meeting so many of you that I hope it never stops. Unfortunately I know it will.

Until then, I wanted to tell you what we are planning in the imediate future:

We confirmed the Japan dates as you know, and there are tentatively three dates in Oz. After that would be the summer of festivals in the UK, Europe, and our own thing we are trying to put together for one last big run in North America. At the end of summer, there is a possibility we will be making our Swan Song festival run down to South America for two weeks.

At that point I am going to have to seriously consider what my plans are. I can tell you this, I love being onstage with the three men that I am playing with right now, they are some of the funnest, most humble, and talented people I have ever played with. I am sure all will agree that Vinnie Colaiuta was the pinnacle, but these guys are the complete package. And anything that has ever been put in front of them, they have risen mightily to the occasion.

We have actually started playing the music I wrote for my next record, and it is starting to sound like we have our own new music now. In otherwords, Megadeth or whatever I call my solo-next venture, it will be with these three young stars. Unless they have too much fun and explode. . . or sue me

That's it for now. Sorry again for the delay."

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Darkane Posts Studio Photos Online

Swedish thrashers Darkane have posted several new photos from the recording sessions for the group's new studio album at this location.

As previously reported, Nuclear Blast Records has set a June 27 European release date for the new CD from Darkane, entitled "Layers of Lies". Song titles set to appear on the album include "Secondary Effect," "Fading Dimensions," "Organic Canvas," "The Creation Insane" and the projected title track. A video for "Secondary Effect" will be filmed during the coming weeks.

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Hammerfall E-card Now Online

Hammerfall, the templars of pure Heavy Metal, return with "Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken".

Listen to the songs and watch the video with this E-card.

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Liquido Rock The Charts

Liquido entered the Musicload.de Rock Charts at #10. In the SWR 3 Charts, they even smashed in on position 5.

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Death Angel Withdraw From Kreator US Tour

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers Death Angel have withdrawn from the upcoming Kreator "Enemy of God" North American tour. Kreator's "Enemy of God" North American tour is scheduled to kick off April 3 at B.B. King's in New York City.

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Gotthard Confirmed For Tradate Iron Fest

Veteran Swiss hard rockers Gotthard have been confirmed for the Tradate Iron Fest, a five-day event set to take place June 1-5 at Campo Sportivo in Tradate (VA), Italy. Gotthard will play on June 3rd.

The rest of the billing looks like this:

Brainstorm
Destruction
Eurosmith (Aerosmith tribute)
Necrodeath
Pink Sream 69
Rage
Saxon
White Skull

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Kreator, Ektomorf Shows Upgraded

Kreator and Ektomorf will be playing at bigger venues than expected on the "Enemy Of God" tour. Two shows are sold out and had to be moved to different venues.

These are the dates:

Feb. 20 Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle (instead of: T-Club)
Feb. 24 Nürnberg, Löwensaal (instead of: Hirsch)

There are new tickets available for those shows.

In other news, Ektomorf will not play the Earthshaker Festival this year. Instead, they will hit the stage at the Mosh Club Festival on Aug. 20 as the headliner. This festival is free.

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Omnium Gatherum Post Video, Confirm Party.San

Omnium Gatherum's video for the song "The Nolan's Fati" has been posted online at this location (AVI, 36.6 MB). The song comes off the group's recent album "Years In Waste".

The band was also confirmed for the 2005 installment of the Party.San Open Air festival, set to be held August 11-13 in Bad Berka, Germany.

The six-piece from Finland recently finished recording cover versions of Megadeth's "Hangar 18" and Death's "Suicide Machine" use as bonus tracks on upcoming releases.

And finally: On their website you can find a brandnew fan forum at this location.

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DevilDriver Album Update

The DevilDriver update: Bassist Miller is flying in tomorrow from Boston, and Monday morning (2/21) the band will be heading down to LA to shoot pics for the new record. As for the album art, the band has narrowed it down to to 2 possibilities.

Oh, and make sure to check out the April 2005 issue of Revolver magazine. What for? See pics here and here.

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Black Sabbath Voted Best British Rock Album

Ozzy Osbourne's Black Sabbath have topped a list of the 100 best British rock albums of all time.

Follow-up album "Paranoid" was fifth in the poll voted by readers of Kerrang! magazine.

Ozzy appears in the list six times, more than any other artist. The Brummie rocker features four times with Black Sabbath and twice as a solo artist.

He said that Black Sabbath making the number one spot was a triumph for British rock.

"Back then you'd hear, 'if you go to San Francisco, be sure to wear a flower in your hair'. And we were like, 'what the f*** are they on about?' We lived in Aston, Birmingham, in drizzly rain. The only flowers I ever saw were on a gravestone in our local cemetery," The Sun quoted Ozzy as saying.

Kerrang's Top 100 features a mix of heavy metal, punk and glam rock.

The Top 25 rock songs: More...

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Powerman 5000 Announce Touring Guitarists

Powerman 5000 have added two new guitarists to their touring line-up, namely Terry Corso of Alien Ant Farm fame and Johnny Rock (ex-Halfcocked). More on that and their upcoming new record can be found here.

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