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Metal News for February 17, 2008

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13 news articles posted on this day.

Airbourne Announce More Dates

Australian rock band AIRBOURNE has scheduled the following dates:

Feb. 21 - Burt's Tiki Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT
Feb. 23 - The Boardwalk - Orangevale, CA
Feb. 26 - Roxy - West Hollywood, CA
Feb. 27 - Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV
Feb. 29 - Bluebird – Denver, CO
Mar. 01 - Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
Mar. 04 - Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
Mar. 05 - Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO
Mar. 06 - Pop’s – Sauget (St. Louis), MO
Mar. 08 - Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City, OK
Mar. 09 - White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
Mar. 10 - House Of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX
Mar. 11 - Lola’s – Ft. Worth, TX
Mar. 12 - Meridian – Houston, TX
Mar. 14 - Midnite Rodeo – Abiline, TX
Mar. 17 - Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
Mar. 18 - State Theatre - St. Petersburg, FL
Mar. 19 - The Social – Orlando, FL
Mar. 20 - Studio A – Miami, FL
Mar. 21 - Fuel Coffeehouse – Jacksonville, FL
Mar. 23 - Poor House Music Hall - Raleigh, NC
Mar. 24 - Cattle Annie's - Lynchburg, VA
Mar. 25 - The Handlebar – Greenville, SC
Mar. 26 - Recher Theatre – Towson, MD
Mar. 28 - Middle East Upstairs - Cambridge, MA
Mar. 29 - Jack Rabbit Slims - Albany, NY
Mar. 30 - Maxwell's - Hoboken, NJ
Mar. 31 - Northstar - Philadelphia, PA
Apr. 02 - Imperial De Quebec - Saint-Romuald, QC
Apr. 03 - Les Saints - Montreal, QC
Apr. 04 - Zaphod Beeblebrox - Ottawa, ON
Apr. 05 - Mod Club - Toronto, ON
Apr. 06 - Small's - Hamtramck, MI
Apr. 08 - A1A Entertainment Complex - Lexington, KY
Apr. 09 - The Machine Shop - Flint, MI
Apr. 10 - Subterranean - Chicago, IL
Apr. 11 - The Annex - Madison, WI
Apr. 12 - The Rock Nightclub - Maplewood, MN
Apr. 17 - Rock On The Range - Colombus, OH

Support at the shows will come from ENDEVERAFTER and STONE RIDER.

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Celtic Frost Mainman Posts New Blog Online

CELTIC FROST mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer has posted the following message on his official blog:

"It was predominantly CELTIC FROST's reemergence as an aggregate of the friendship between Martin [Ain; bass] and me which made it possible to not only discuss CELTIC FROST's history at length in the course of the past seven years but also that of HELLHAMMER.

"My contributions to HELLHAMMER and CELTIC FROST have been an utterly personal quest, fueled by the circumstances of my youth. Anything that arose around it is, at the end of the day, of no importance. What we human beings are creating on this planet, and how serious we (including me) are taking ourselves while doing it, is in actual fact completely insignificant within the grandness and continuation of the universe.

"It is truly flattering that our past music is being recognized now. But, far from wanting to be ungrateful or arrogant, this music only counts for me on a level so personal that nobody will ever see nor understand it."
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Korn Reveal Australian Support Acts

According to LiveGuide, KORN has tapped BIOHAZARD (original lineup's 20th-anniversary reunion), CHIMAIRA and BLOODSIMPLE to provide support on KORN's upcoming Australian and New Zealand dates:

April 15 - Perth, AUS - Robinson Pavilion
April 17 - Adelaide, AUS - Entertainment Centre
April 18 - Melbourne, AUS - Vodafone Arena
April 20 - Sydney, AUS - Entertainment Centre
April 22 - Brisbane, AUS - Riverstage
April 24 - Auckland, NZ - Vector Arena

KORN guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer left the band's European tour last month for "personal and family reasons," according to a statement posted by the band at its official web site. Singer Jonathan Davis said, "We fully support Munky's need to be home right now and because we want to come through for all of our European fans, the tour will go on. It's what Munky wants us to do, too. We promise to give it our all every night!"

In a MySpace bulletin, Munky stated about his decision to leave the tour, "If you want to better understand my departure, then listen to the words in the song 'Watching the Wheels' by John Lennon."

Although his departure is not seen as permanent, Shaffer is the third original member of KORN to exit in the last three years. Guitarist Brian "Head" Welch left in early 2005, while drummer David Silveria went on "temporary hiatus" in late 2006 and has yet to return.

KORN's current touring lineup includes guitarists Shane Gibson and Rob Patterson, and ex-ARMY OF ANYONE drummer Ray Luzier, in addition to remaining original members Davis and bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu.

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Hatred To Release Album In May

HATRED, the band featuring Tim Clayborne (PAINMUSEUM) and Joe Joblonski (INHUMAN VOID), is scheduled to release its new CD, "Burning Paradise", on May 29. The follow-up to 2000's "The Offering" (Demolition Records; Hell House Entertainment/I.V. Productions) is being recorded with Ron Vento at Night Sky Studios in Waldorf, Maryland. Dave Lozano, formerly of the Texas thrash band DEVASTATION, was behind the kit for some of the material and James Dell of Rochester, New York will take care of the drum duties for some of the other songs that are yet to be tracked. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Hear Them Scratching", "Evil" and "Weak and Wounded".

PAINMUSEUM — which features in its ranks Clayborne alongside "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (HALFORD, SEBASTIAN BACH, TESTAMENT), Bobby Jarzombek (HALFORD, SEBASTIAN BACH) and Steve Digiorgio (SADUS, TESTAMENT) — has released two CDs this far — "Metal for Life" (2004) and "The Right to Remain Violent" (2006). Jablonski also released an album with BLACKMASS, "Conquering Legions of Astaroth", in 2005 via Grim Nocturnal Records.

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Led Zeppelin To Play Wales Millenium Stadium?

According to James McCarthy from Wales On Sunday, Millennium Stadium bosses are making an audacious bid to bring rock gods LED ZEPPELIN to Wales.

They are in talks with promoter Harvey Goldsmith amid rumours that the supergroup are planning a world tour in October.

WRU spokesman John Williams said: “They are represented by Harvey Goldsmith, who is bringing BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN to the stadium.

“We are talking to Harvey about what else he could possibly bring and Led Zeppelin has come up in conversation.
“There is no deal but we are asking and he is listening. We are at an early stage.” More...

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Pictures of Pain Prepare To Record Debut Album

Norwegian melodic metal band PICTURES OF PAIN will enter Black Dimension studios at the end of February to begin recording its debut album. The CD will contain eight tracks and will be produced by Stein Sund, who has previously worked with THRONE OF KATARSIS and THUNDRA, among others.

PICTURES OF PAIN was formed in 2004 by Frode Gundersen (drums) and Hans Helge Iversen (vocals). They were later joined by Roy Ostrem (bass) and Rune Fredriksen (guitar). The group recorded its first demo in November 2005. A second studio recording followed in July 2006.

For more information, visit their Myspace page.

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Bury Your Dead Member Robbed and Beaten

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, a member of the Boston hardcore/metal band BURY YOUR DEAD was was robbed in Milwaukee early today after performing at the Rave with HELLYEAH, MACHINE HEAD and NONPOINT.

The 23-year-old member of the band (said to be one of the guitarists) was sitting in a car at 12:30 a.m. when he was held up by five men, two with guns, police said. The bandmember, who was not identified, handed over a bag of jewelry, and the robbers fled from the lot, near N. 24th St. and W. Wisconsin Ave.

The musician gave chase and caught up with the robbers but was kicked by them, suffering a cut to the head, police said.

No one was arrested and police did not release a detailed description of the suspects.

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Manes Part Ways With Candlelight Records

MANES, the Norwegian band featuring members of THIRD AND THE MORTAL, ATROX and CHTON, has parted ways with Candlelight Records. The group says, "We'll probably use this 'window of opportunity' to do various stuff, so, expect a frenzy of 'free,' 'open' and 'experimental' activity (not just music) for a while before we start hunting for a 'new home."

The band continues, "'Reinvention' has been made available at Manes.no. Six remixes of songs from [the latest MANES album] 'How The World Came To An End' by a bunch of great groups and individuals, such as RUNE SØRGÅRD, ZWEISS, SHADOW ORCHESTRA, RACHMIEL, DJ DON TOMASO. [Also available is] 'Solve Et Coagula', a re-recording of two songs from 1994-95, with a few collaborators: Niklas Kvarforth from SHINING, Malefic from XASTHUR and Geir Nilsen for the THIRD AND THE MORTAL, and more.... and, if everything goes according to plan, there will also be remixes/remakes by people from BLUT AUS NORD and ISIS. So, quite exciting." More...

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Kimi Rautiainen Rejoins Exsecratus

Finnish metal band EXSECRATUS has been rejoined by guitarist Kimi Rautiainen.

EXSECRATUS released its debut album, "Tainted Dreams", in Japan on January 23, 2008 through Spiritual Beast (via a licensing deal with Violent Journey Records). The Japanese pressing of the album contains new artwork and two bonus tracks: "For You" and "Death Brings Me Joy".

"Tainted Dreams" was released in Finland on September 3, 2007 via Violent Journey Records. The CD features a guest appearance by NORTHER frontman Petri Lindroos in the track Under the Winter Moon. According to a press release, "These young masters of melodic metal combine influences from band like CHILDREN OF BODOM, SONATA ARCTICA, NIGHTWISH, DIMMU BORGIR and lots and lots of other big names. The male-female vocal combos work together like a machine, as well as the melodies and heart pounding riffs compel the listeners to bang their heads."

For more information, visit www.exsecratus.com.

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At The Gates Announce Japanese Tour Dates

Reactivated Swedish metallers AT THE GATES will team up with THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN and MAYHEM for the Extreme The Dojo 20 tour of Japan. Confirmed dates are as follows:

May 08 - Osaka, JPN - Club Hatch
May 09 - Nagoya, JPN - Club Quattro
May 11 - Tokyo, JPN - Studio Coast

AT THE GATES 2008 reunion lineup:

Adrian Erlandsson - Drums
Martin Larsson - Guitar
Anders Björler - Guitar
Tomas Lindberg - Vocals
Jonas Björler – Bass

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Edenbridge Announce New Album Release Date

Austrian symphonic metal band EDENBRIDGE will release its sixth studio album, "MyEarthDream", on April 25 via Napalm Records. The cover art was created by Anthony Clarkson, who has previously worked with BLIND GUARDIAN, among other artists.

"MyEarthDream" track listing:

01. The Force Within
02. Shadowplay
03. Remember Me
04. Adamantine
05. Paramount
06. Whale Rider
07. Undying Devotion
08. Fallen From Grace
09. Place Of Higher Power
10. MyEarthDream Suite (For Guitar And Orchestra)
11. MyEarthDream More...

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Aerosmith To Begin Recording New Album Next Month

AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry was the featured guest on Eddie Trunk's "Friday Night Rocks" radio show on New York's Q104.3 FM last night (Friday, February 15). Some highlights:

* Joe is doing two shows with his sons' band TAB THE BAND. They will play deep AEROSMITH cuts ("Combination"), some JOE PERRY PROJECT stuff, some covers, and more. These special shows take place at the Hard Rock in Boston on February 29 and Hard Rock Café in New York City on March 1. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.

* AEROSMITH has had many starts and stops on a new CD. They will start very seriously recording a new CD in a month or so. Perry feels the band is better than ever as players and is ready to make a great new CD.

* Joe spoke about the value and chemistry of bands having original lineups. Making the point that AEROSMITH and CHEAP TRICK are the only two from the '70s still intact.

* Perry said he can understand why Eddie Van Halen would want to play with his son, but can not understand how they would not have had Michael Anthony back in VAN HALEN when they were that close to a true reunion and they could bury the axe with David Lee Roth.

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Beneath The Massacre Complete European Tour

Montreal’s BENEATH THE MASSACRE has just completed the band’s first ever European tour alongside DESPISED ICON and MISERY INDEX. Frontman Elliot Desgagnes offers an update on the band: “So we just did our last show in Europe and we'd like to thank everyone that came to the shows, sang along, headbanged and had beers with us! We’ll be back soon enough! We of course would like to thank our bros in/with Despised Icon, Misery Index, MAN MUST DIE and ANNOTATION OF AN AUTOPSY for the good times. We are now getting ready for the headline tour in the US – can’t wait!”

Beneath The Massacre will depart on that headlining tour of the US with support from SEE YOU NEXT TUESDAY, BORN OF OSIRIS and THE TONY DANZA TAPDANCE EXTRAVAGANZA. Dates are as follows: More...

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