Metal News for February 22, 2004
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13 news articles posted on this day.
Shai Hulud, Madball and H2O will all be hooking up for a gig at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, NY on March 14th.
Here's from the official Earache Records, Earache.com:
"After winning the Swedish Grammy for "Best Hard Rock Album" Earache are set to re-release The Haunted's worldwide critically acclaimed album One Kill Wonder on April 19th. This release will include three bonus tracks that have previously not been released outside of the band's native sweden, this will also feature a previoulsy unreleased (anywhere!!) cover of Candlemass's 'Well Of Souls.'"
Goodfellow Records will be releasing a complete Chokehold discography later this year. The release will be a CD/DVD package featuring all of the band's releases in addition to a handful of bonus materials. Goodfellow, owned by Chokehold frontman Chris Logan, is requesting that anyone in possession of live photography or videos of the band email them at mailto:email@example.com.
Former MEDICATION/ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt is currently seeking a vocalist for a new hard rock project. Auditions are currently being held in the New York City/Long Island area. To schedule an audition, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEDICATION, the once-promising Los Angeles band featuring former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader and ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, disbanded a year ago following the cancellation of a European tour and a split with their record label, Locomotive Music. Mader has since gone on to form STEREO BLACK, while Crane is said to have started a new group with ex-FAITH NO MORE guitarist Jon Hudson.
Dutch metalcore band Instil has signed with Garden Of Exile. The group previously released an MCD with Beniihana Records in 2002 and is currently in Germany recording their debut full-length, entitled "Fire Reflects In Ashes." The release will consist of twelve songs and should be available in late-April/early-May.
Former American Tragedy vocalist Brandon O'Connell and guitarist Jon Greene have formed a new project called Kiss Me Stranger. The group recently recorded a two-song demo.
Agoraphobic Nosebleed and Found Dead Hanging will be teaming up to release a limited split 7" later this year. The split will feature previously unreleased material from both bands. AnB's side will feature roughly seven tracks while Found Dead Hanging will contribute two tracks recorded during sessions for their latest release, "Dulling Occam's Razor." Look for the split to hit streets in early-April via Black Market Activities.
CHIMAIRA recently completed the 18-date Pure Hatred 2004 with EVERY TIME I DIE and Roadrunner Records has posted an exclusive MP3 of 'Pure Hatred (live - recorded in Antwerp, Belgium) here. A message from singer Mark Hunter, recorded outside the recent Northampton show can be download in MPG video here.
Slipknot look to have completed tracking their upcoming as-yet untitled new album and are planning to begin mixing it at the end of the month/beginning of next month. The group are also planning to shoot a video for their as-yet unannounced first single in early March. The album itself is currently on track for a May 25th release date through Roadrunner/Island/Def Jam.
Dates have been announced for Flaw's upcoming trek with Ill Niño, they are as follows:
March 10th Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
March 11th Phildelphia, PA - The Trocadero
March 13th Worcester, MA - The Palladium
March 14th Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
March 16th Columbus, OH - Al Rosa
March 17th Murfreesboro, TN - Inferno Bar
March 19th McAllen, TX - Villa Real
March 20th Houston, TX - The Engine Room
March 21st Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
40 Below Summer are expected to serve as support on most dates. In related news, Flaw have posted the second featurette behind the making of their forthcoming new album "Endangered Species" online over at their official website www.flaw.com. "Endangered Species" will see a release through Republic/Universal on May 04th
SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist Jimmy Bower recently spoke to Rob Ridner about the war of words between SUPERJOINT singer Philip Anselmo and his former PANTERA bandmates Dimebag Darrell (guitar) and Vinnie Paul (drums).
"Fuck Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul, fuck them!" Jimmy said. "They fucked me out of a deal with Randall, personally. The things they say in the press, all their facts are wrong. We never really, talked about them — we just kept touring. Since 2000 when PANTERA stopped working, Philip and I have put out three records and did about 12 tours. We did the DOWN record, did both the SUPERJOINT records and those dudes didn't do anything besides shoot their mouths off for years. Then they put out this record ('New Found Power'), which I think is a piece of shit. I know what those guys are capable of and I don't like it, to me it sounds like nu-metal. They never were underground, Phil was the most underground thing about that band (PANTERA). Phil turned those dudes onto the underground. Except for SLAYER coming to town, Dimebag didn't know anything about SLAYER. It's just crazy how the press and everything have their facts just so fucking wrong. I try to keep my mouth shut though."
"With regards to the musical direction on SUPERJOINT's upcoming third album, Bower said, "If I had things my way, I would have it go even more towards an old BLACK FLAG sound. I think the new record is going to go that way anyhow. The new record is going to be killer man. Everybody has had a chance to chill out and just write their own stuff. We haven't really gotten together and fed off the chemistry, because the chemistry of this band is insane, it's just crazy. SUPERJOINT is one of the craziest bands I've ever played in. Philip is the best arranger I've ever met in my life. He is one of the most professional musicians I have played with in my life."
According to an online posting by COLD frontman Scooter Ward, COLD will be teaming up with SEVENDUST for a U.S. beginning on April 7 and running through the first week of June. In the meantime, COLD's video for their new single, "Wasted Years", should be ready in "about five weeks."
As previously reported, COLD recently announced the addition of guitarist Eddie Rendini (ex-DARWIN'S WAITING ROOM) to the group's ranks. Rendini joins the band as the replacement for Terry Balsamo, who left COLD to hook up with EVANESCENCE.
Contrary to rumors, Nine Inch Nails are not yet confirmed for Lollapalooza 2004. A source close to the Farrell/Lollapalooza camp said yesterday that it ain't happenin'.