Metal News for February 24, 2005
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12 news articles posted on this day.
Connecticut hardcore band With Honor has officially signed with Victory Records. Formed in mid-2002 by members of Hamartia (among other bands), the group released a full-length with Stillborn Records early last year. With Honor will enter the studio this summer to record their Victory debut, which should be out this Fall.
Black metal band Emblazoned have now joined the Funeral Verse Records roster. The band's new album, "A Ceremony Of Hellfire," will be available on April 25th. You can download a track from the effort here.
Oakland's Watch Them Die are currently in the studio tracking their next album for Century Media Records. The group is recording the album, tentatively titled "Bastard Son," at Prairie Sun Recording Studios in Cotati, CA. According to vocalist Pat Vigil, "This album continues to push the boundaries of thrash metal to brutal extremes, while at the same time exploring the gut wrenching musical depths of anger, pain and redemption."
Sin's Metal News has posted a raw demo track from the remaining members of FLAW, who are currently looking for a new lead singer. Ryan Jurhs (Bass), Lance Arny (Guitar), and Micah Havertape have been busy since singer, Chris Volz departed, and have written music for an albums worth of material. The band is looking for someone, "who can really sing, write lyrics and melodies."
You can downloaded the MP3 here.
Anyone interested in applying for the position, email firstname.lastname@example.org
An audio statement from Brian "Head" Welch himself has been exclusively uploaded to Korn Web. The 50-second clip, from KRAB, 106.1 FM, is a personal message explaining his departure from the band. It can be downloaded here, here, or here.
French doom metal band Monolithe will release the second full-length album entited simply II on April 25th through Appease Me... / Candlelight Records.
In addition to that, in the summer (most probably end of May or beginning of June) another brand-new release featuring Monolithe's music will be out. This will be a split release with Polish doom act Oktor. Both bands are working on their parts and the split will feature one lengthy (approx. 20 minutes) track from each band. Monolithe's track, entitled Monolithic Pillars introduces Laurent Desvignes as a vocalist in the band's line-up. The split will be released via our label Foreshadow Productions.
Canadian funeral doomsters Funerary Dirge have posted "Her Laughter, My Sorrow" online. Go here to download it.
The track is taken from the upcoming 2CD album, "Chapter I And II: Requiem And Regret", which is scheduled for an April/May release.
Live pics from the Worcester show on Friday, Feb.18th with MISERY INDEX, CATTLE DECAPITATION, BEHEMOTH and SUFFOCATION are now uploaded. Check them out at the Gallery section.
Review of the show can be found here.
Saxon have re-scheduled those UK dates which they've been forced to postpone from March. The shows will now happen at Bradford Rio October 16, Dudley JB's 17, Nottingham Rock City 18, Edinburgh Liquid Rooms 19. Brainstorm will be the support act.
Dio are to play the following British dates later in the year:
October 9 - Sheffield Foundry
October 10 -Nottingham Rock City
October 11 - Norwich UEA
October 13 - Newcastle Northumbria University
October 14 - Glasgow Academy
October 15 - Manchester Academy
October 17 - Exeter University
October 18 - Bristol Academy
October 20 - Southampton Guildhall
October 21 - Birmingham Academy
October 22 - London Astoria
The tour is being billed as 'An Evening With Dio', and will feature two sets from the band, including the whole of the 'Holy Diver' album. Tickets go on sale February 25.
SEVER, the new project from former NOTHINGFACE members Tom Maxwell (guitar), Tommy Sickles (drums), and Jerry Montano (bass), plus former SKRAPE frontman Billy Keeton, have been continuing to work on new material as of late and will soon be making their live debut. Here's what Maxwell recently had to say on the matter:
"...We've been doing nothing but writing and recording songs. Now that we've reached up toward 30 songs, we're going to be turning up the heat from now on. Jerry has one more tour to do with Danzig and will be back in time for rehearsals and our first show in March. Which btw is on March 21st at Fletchers in Baltimore w/ DFD."
The group, who were previously known as COLDWHITECHRIST, are not likely to continue using the name SEVER however and are thought to be deciding upon a new moniker for themselves.
Lamb of God have a number of headlining shows during and after the Subliminal Verses tour. Here they are so far:
March 7 - Pittston, PA @ The Staircase (with ALL THAT REMAINS, SWORN ENEMY, GIZMACHI)
March 14 - Buffalo, NY @ Sphere Nite Club (with ALL THAT REMAINS, SWORN ENEMY, GIZMACHI)
March 17 - Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy's (with ALL THAT REMAINS, LUNACY DRIVEN)
March 24 - Tallahassee, FL @ Beta Bar (with CREAM ABDUL BARBAR, 27 SOUTH)
March 27 - Lubbock, TX @ South Beach (with DEVILDRIVER)
April 3 - Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigos (with DEVILDRIVER)
April 9 - Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse (with FIREBALL MINISTRY)
April 11 - Sparks, NV @ New Oasis (with FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES)
April 14 - Boise, ID @ Big Easy (with SHADOWS FALL, FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES, PALEFACE)
April 25 - Fargo, ND @ Playmakers Pavilion
April 28 - Springfield, MO @ The Rockwell
with MACHINE HEAD, TWELVE TRIBES:
May 2 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
May 3 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
May 4 - TBA, PA @ TBA