Metal News for February 28, 2005
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20 news articles posted on this day.
Adema has checked in with this update about their latest video shoot and activities:
"With the release of their first single Tornado for Earache, imminent, Adema are leaving sunny California and heading over to Italy to shoot their video. The track Tornado is based around a relationship, that ex-Marine Luke Caracciol, Ademas new vocalist, found himself in and the effects of finding someone you love cheating on you with someone you know during a very stressful time in your life. The video will be filmed by acclaimed Italian director Paolo Doppieri and is set in an an underground cave (under the town square) near Ancona in Italy. We have been told that this cave was actually created during the Roman era and then again used during Medieval times as a defense against barbaric invasions! Kris Kohls, Ademas drummer said 'We are super excited about the fact that we are shooting are new video Tornado in Italy this weekend. We leave LA tomorrow and head to Ancona in Italy to film the video inside a huge underground cave. The director, Paolo Doppieri, has a great artistic vision for the video, and the song is a rocker! The video is gonna be awesome - Italy here we come!'"
'Tornado' is due for release in the UK on 21st March.
Cliff of Dry Kill Logic checked in to say they're off the road for a few more days. Here's the message:
"Due to a death in the family of one the guys, DKL will be off the road for a few more days. We will be joining back up with the Otep/American Head Charge tour 3/8 in New Orleans."
"We hope you understand our need to cancel these shows, and we will make it up to everyone within the next few months. Promise. -Cliff DKL/2K5"
Mortiis has now expanded his upcoming UK tour. The full list of dates is:
April 19 - Cardiff Barfly
April 20 - Cambridge Junction
April 21 - Leicester Charlotte
April 23 - Camberley Agincourt
April 23 - Sheffield Corporation
April 24 - London Highbury Garage
April 25 - Leeds Cockpit
April 26 - Liverpool Academy
April 27 - Glasgow King Tut's
April 28 - Dundee Reading Room
April 29 - Manchester Academy III
April 30 - Birmingham Academy II
Support comes from industrial band Panic DHH and NFD, featuring members from Fields Of The Nephilim.
Roughly five years after first releasing a split together, Caliban and Heaven Shall Burn will once again be joining forces to release a split CD. Caliban are currently in the studio recording their portion of the split, whil Heaven Shall Burn will enter the studio in March. The material will be mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studios in Denmark and the release, entitled "The Split Program II," will hit stores on July 26th through Lifeforce Records.
Israeli metallers BETZEFER have inked a deal with Roadrunner Records.The group's debut album, "Downlow", will be released in Europe on June 6. A U.S. release date has yet to be announced.
"Downlow" was recorded at CCR Studio in Belgium and was mixed by Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, MNEMIC, KONKHRA) at his Antfarm Studio in Denmark. A video for the album's title track plus an MP3 of the song "Early Grave" can be downloaded at the group's official web site.
Motley Crue has added more dates to their Carnival Of Sins Tour 2005. Complete list of dates so far:
Feb. 22 Cleveland. OH - Gund Arena
Feb. 23 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
Feb. 25 Detroit, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills
Feb. 27 Ottawa, ONT - Corel Centre
Feb. 28 Hartford, CT - Hartford Civic Center
Mar. 1 Boston. MA - Fleet Center
Mar. 3 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
Mar. 4 Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Spectrum
Mar. 6 Washington, D.C. - MCI Center
Mar. 8 Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center
Mar. 10 Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena
Mar. 11 Moline, IL - The Mark
Mar. 12 Milwaukee, WI - U.S. Cellular Arena
Mar. 14 Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
Mar. 15 Kansas City, MO - Kemper Arena
Mar. 17 Dallas, TX - Nokia Live
Mar. 19 Las Vegas, NV - The Joint
Mar. 20 Phoenix, AZ - Cricket Pavilion Glendale Arena
Mar. 22 San Diego, CA - Coors Amphitheatre
Mar. 23 Los Angeles, CA - The Forum
Mar. 25 Reno, NV - Reno Events Center
Mar. 26 Oakland, CA - Oakland Arena
Mar. 27 Las Vegas, NV - The Joint/Hard Rock Cafe
Mar. 29 Boise, ID - Idaho Center
Mar. 30 Spokane, WA - Spokane Arena
Apr. 01 Calgary, AB - Pengrowth Saddledome
Apr. 02 Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
Apr. 05 Green Bay, WI - Resch Center
Apr. 07 Winnipeg, MB - MTS Center
Apr. 08 Grand Forks, ND - Alerus Center
Apr. 09 Madison, WI - Alliant Energy Center Coliseum
Apr. 11 Des Moines, IA - Civic Center
Apr. 12 Omaha, NE - Qwest Center Omaha
Apr. 14 Oklahoma City, OK - Ford Center
Apr. 15 San Antonio, TX - SBC Center
Apr. 16 Bossier City, LA - CenturyTel Center
Apr. 18 New Orleans, LA - UNO Lakefront Arena
Apr. 20 Jacksonville, FL - Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Apr. 21 Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum
Apr. 23 Portland, ME - CC Civic Center
Apr. 24 Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
Apr. 25 Portland, ME - Cumberland County Civic Ctr
Apr. 26 London, ONT - John Labatt Centre
Apr. 27 Grand Rapids, MI - Yan Andel Arena
Apr. 28 Peoria, IL at Peoria Civic Center
Apr. 30 Wichita, KS - Kansas Coliseum
May 01 Ft. Collins, CO - Budweiser Events Ctr. More...
Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine has posted this message on the band's official website:
Well, the UK/European tour ends tonight and what a great tour it has been. I have met so many of you and been able to put names to faces (with your help) and I certainly enjoyed myself. Nice meeting our System Lord, Pedro.
As you may know, we are going to be back this summer in June to play some more UK/Euro festivals, but those are few and far between. In the meantime, we are going to Japan and Australia, and have been approached to play Indonesia again, as well as Iceland for a first time. We are still deciding what we want versus what we need to do.
I am thrilled at the turn out of oldschool fans, and I want to make mention of all the new faces that were brought along by you faithful Droogs. Thank you for bringing them to see us for the first time.
When the tour returns to the United States and Canada you will see we have gotten much closer on stage because of all the time we've spent together. I feel since this is one of the best tours the boys have been on, or so they say, that this big ole Grist Mill Wheel has ground us down, and refined us to be considerably tighter from our last meeting.
We have added a ton of songs that, depending on my voice (or lack thereof), we can move around. Songs like, "Killing Road," "Reckoning Day," "Train of Consequences," to name a few are some of the songs we switched out from the first leg to where we are now.
Glen wanted to see if anyone was into us adding "My Last Words" to the set for Japan and thereafter?!?!
Lastly, I hope yer all well and have considered my last post. It was a bit heavy, I confess, but it needed to be said. Some of you disagreed and thought it was an attack on the previous guys playing, which it was not. And frankly my beloved Droogies, I have been wrong in the past; I know I will be again, if I wasn't this time.
Regardless, I want to take this time to thank you all for being a part of this site when I am up, when I am down, and when I am getting a lil bit crazy My hectic life is starting to wind down and I will talk more about it next week when I get home to keep you as close to my heart as I've always tried to keep you.
Thanks for loving me, warts and all. I guess I could just be another fake musician that posts exactly what you wanna hear, but then that would mean I am not Dave Mustaine anymore. And I know I don't want that.
PS - I didn't skip Chuck, I just plain forgot him . . . my bad."
In a recent interview with BW&BK, Hypocrisy/Pain frontman Peter Tägtgren discussed his decision to leave Bloodbath. For those that have been living under a rock, Tägtgren provided vocals on the band's new album, "Nightmares Made Flesh," replacing Opeth vocalist Mike Akerfeldt.
"Leave? I was never in it," Tägtgren laughs. "They asked me to play Wacken, but I told them I was sorry, that I didn't have time. I don't know where I'm going to be there with Pain or at another festival at the same time. They wanted to announce it as a really special thing, and I understand that, but (Dan) Swanö said that it was okay, they would do it with another singer, and if I have time I could step in. But, Mike is back, so I'm off."
"I don't know if I'll do another Bloodbath album," he continues. "It's up to them. If they want to do it with me, great. That's a killer album. People have been commenting on my voice on that album, and all I can say is that it was the songs that brought it out. I think you'll hear a bit of the same kind of vocals on the new Hypocrisy. Musically, there's going to be some faster stuff on it because we've got Horgh on drums. He's playing blastbeats that are faster than what he did with Immortal. We're never going to be a black metal band, but there are parts that are really fast and technical."
Nightwish will be headliner's on the first day of this year's Earthshaker Festival, which will take place June 22 and 23 in Geiselwind, Germany. Headliners on Saturday will be Manowar featuring actor Christopher Lee.
In other news, Nuclear Blast have announced March 7 as the release date for the DVD-Audio version of Nightwish's latest album, "Once". For more info on the content of this package, click here.
Oakland’s Impaled will be on 107.7 The Bone's Metal Zone with Billy Steel on Friday night March 4th between 9:00-12:00 to talk about their new album, new label, and their plans to kill themselves sometime in the near future in a public place. You can listen to the broadcast live by clicking here. Commenting on their mainstream breakthrough success, vocalist/guitarist Sean McGrath said, “Who would have thought that in seven short years I would go from shining shoes outside this radio station for nickels, to owning my own chain of them and forcing the DJs to broadcast my music round the clock? God bless America. Remember to tune in Friday and listen to our vaudeville-esque antics and buffoonery. Maybe we'll mention your name!”
Impaled's third limb-severing full-length album and Century Media debut Death After Life will be released on March 8th.
Mar. 09 - Elbo Room - San Francisco, CA (CD Release Show w/ Desolation, Scurvy Dogs)
w/ Engorged, Lord Gore:
Apr. 08 - The Showcase - Corona, CA
Apr. 09 - The Brickhouse - Phoenix, AZ
Apr. 11 - Aptos Club - Aptos, CA
May 28-29 - House Of Rock (Maryland Death Festival) - Baltimore, MD
The highly anticipated new Brand New Sin full-length album "Recipe For Disaster" is now set for a May 31st release and will be preceded by a series of performances alongside rock legends Motorhead and Corrosion of Conformity, kicking off March 9 in Sayerville, N.J. In conjunction with the tour, the band will release a low-priced four-track EP titled "Black And Blue," which will be available starting in March at select independent retailers.
The title track, "Black And Blue,” will serve as the first single from "Recipe For Disaster"; the other three songs will be exclusive to the EP. The group recently shot a video for “Black And Blue” with acclaimed director Dale Resteghini (Dillinger Escape Plan, Hatebreed); click here to check out stills from the shoot. Brand New Sin are currently wrapping up a two-week tour of the Southeast and were recently added to a slew of new Motorhead shows, along with two special gigs with Life of Agony late next month.
The Southern-influenced hard rock quintet first burst upon the scene in 2002 with their groundbreaking self-titled debut, which garnered acclaim from such mainstream outlets as Billboard and Guitar One. The group went on to earn a devoted legion of fans through relentless touring with a wide array of artists, from Black Label Society and Slayer to Breaking Benjamin and Saliva. It's the stunning blend of Altier's captivating roar and melodic overtones mixed with the band's gritty, rock-solid rhythm section, stunning dual guitar solos and pummeling hooks that helps this group stand out from the pack and appeal to a diverse audience.
Just when you thought you've heard it all, Brand New Sin returns with an aggressive, blue-collar American hard rock album sure to create a buzz that will transcend genres.
Click here to hear the full-length version of “Black And Blue.”
British art rock quartet Porcupine Tree (Steven Wilson, lead vocals, guitars; Richard Barbieri, keyboards; Colin Edwin, bass; Gavin Harrison, drums) are currently putting the final touches on their forthcoming new album, which is entitled "Deadwing."
The follow up to the band's 2002 release "In Absentia," "Deadwing" is scheduled for a Tuesday May 2005 release.
Produced by principal songwriter/guitarist Steven Wilson, "Deadwing" features a total of ten new tracks including the title track, which is whopping ten-minute epic as well as the first radio single, "Shallow," which in Wilson's own words is "the equivalent of a big, dumb rock song, but in the way that people who are not dumb would do." The rest of the album features songs with titles ranging from "Lazarus," to "Halo," (which features Adrien Belew on guitar), and "Arriving Somewhere But Not Here." Other guests on the album include Opeth's Mikael Ackerfeldt who lends backing vocals and secondary guitar work to a number of tracks. And for the devout, Deadwing also contains the newly re-recorded bonus track "Shesmovedon" which originally appeared on the band's Lightbulb Sun album.
Rammstein's video for "Keine Lust", the fourth single from their latest CD, "Reise Reise", has been posted online at VideoPimp.com.
The "Keine Lust" clip was shot in January with director Jörn Heitman, who had previously helmed the group's videos for "Amerika" and "Ohne Dich", among others.
Rammstein's "Keine Lust" single is scheduled for release on February 28 in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland as a maxi-single, a limited-edition digipak single, and as a two-track.
Recorded primarily in Spain (El Cortijo Studio, Malaga), "Reise Reise" (translated as "Voyage, Voyage" or "Journey, Journey") is the follow-up to "Mutter", which entered the chart at No. 77 back in April 2001.
"Reise Reise" sold 26,716 copies in the United States in its first week of release in mid-November to debut at position No. 61 on The Billboard 200 chart.
GreatReporter.com has posted the following article on Nasum vocalist Mieszko Talarczyk, who had officially been declared dead after he went missing in the Asian tsunami. Several excerpts from the article:
The metal singer and his girlfriend were on holiday in Thailand when the tsunami hit. They left Sweden a few days before Christmas and were scheduled to return early in the New Year.
Mieszko, who turned 30 just days before, was among more than 500 Swedes declared missing in Thailand following the massive undersea earthquake measuring 8.7 on the Richter scale.
At Nasum’s last public appearance, playing at Sweden's P3 Guld Awards 2005 where they were nominated for the best metal/rock award, the band took to the stage to deliver a statement.
"We want to officially thank all of [the fans] for their support and compassion that definitely has helped us in this time of anxiety and uncertainty," it said.
"Many people have in one way or another been affected by the Asian disaster. Many people have performed heroic acts to comfort and to help. Many minutes of silence have passed.
"Minutes of silence have never been Nasum's thing, so we now ask you to honour the deceased, the injured, the survivors and all the heroes with a big warm applause."
More Mudvayne dates will be available for pre-sale this Wednesday (March 2) at 5pm EST.
Apr. 17 Atlanta, GA - Earthlink Live
Apr. 19 Charleston, SC - Center Stage at the Plex
Apr. 20 Orlando (Lake Buena Visa), FL - House of Blues
Tickets for these shows can be pre-ordered here.
Mudvayne just finished shooting the video for "Happy?" Check out stills from the shoot here.
Sepultura guitarist Andreas Kisser is to record his first solo album later this year. It should be released in 2006 on the Mascot label. More information will be posted as it becomes available.
STATIC-X have split with guitarist Tripp Eisen following reports that Eisen was arrested by authorities in two states on charges that include kidnapping, sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child. The charges stem from two separate incidents involving sexual relations with minors. The group's official statement reads, in part, "STATIC-X has parted ways with guitarist Tripp Eisen, effective immediately. Tripp is currently dealing with personal issues that prohibit him from being able to fulfill his commitment to the band. No replacement has yet been chosen. STATIC-X is in the studio putting the finishing touches on its fourth Warner Bros. album, scheduled to be released in May. The band will tour this summer in support of the record."
Eisen has been in police custody since his February 24 arrest, but was scheduled to appear in Central Justice Center Court in Santa Ana, California, on Monday afternoon (February 28), according to MTV.com. It's expected the guitarist will remain in police custody in California until he's cleared for extradition to New Jersey.
ContactMusic.com is reporting that MEGADETH frontman Dave Mustaine was horrified when former SEX PISTOLS guitarist Steve Jones demanded sexual favours in return for his performance on the band's cover of "Anarchy In the U.K.".
Jones originally demanded $100 and some "suction" (slang term for fellatio) to play at the recording session for 1988 album "So Far, So Good... So What!"
But Mustaine decided to pay him more money so he could arrange his own pleasures.
He says, "I think the best part about that song was the fact that we did have an original, living, breathing, Sex Pistol come in and play on it. He came in and he wanted $100 and some 'suction' and I said, 'Dude, it's gonna cost you more than $100 to get 'suction' out of us!'
"So we gave him a phone book and $1,000 and told him to get it himself."
I recently had the chance to attend the Soulfly and Morbid Angel show in Philadelphia on Friday, February 25th at the Trocadero Theater. I also got to take a bunch of pictures as well, they will be up on the site in the very near future. Anyway, this is how the show went: More...
Bury Your Dead have confirmed their appearance on this year's Ozzfest tour in a posting to their web site. Here's what they had to say:
"Well, great news... Bury Your Dead has now been added to this years OZZFEST! So come out when the time comes! Our next tour is going to be with The Red Chord, A Life Once Lost, If Hope Dies... Check the tour section for more info on that. We want to than anyone and everyone that came out to the Walls of Jericho, Full Blown Chaos and Premonitions of War shows, thanks so much. We'll be working on a newer snazzier website, along with a WORKING store finally, so be on the look out for that in the next few weeks. So keep checking back!"