Metal News for February 3, 2005
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21 news articles posted on this day.
Machine Head and Lamb Of God are planning to hit the road together for a midwest trek in May, dates and venues will be unveiled shortly. Machine Head expect to follow it up with a headlining tour in support of their forthcoming new live DVD "Through The Ashes Of England", which is currently set for a May 17th release through Roadrunner.
Mudvayne kicked off a nationwide club tour on January 29th in Orangevale, California at the Boardwalk, and are currently belting out the following set-list on tour:
1. Fucking Determined
2. Interal Primates Forever
6. Death Blooms
7. Pushing Through
9. Nothing to Gein
12. World so Cold
14. Not Falling
In other MUDVAYNE news, the band is widely believed to have also landed a slot as part of this years OZZFEST 2005. Despite no offical confirmation from either band, or management having surfaced, talk at the recent NAMM convention further highlighted the bands intended participation in the Summer long tour. Drummer Matt McDonough in an interview conducted with Closed Coffin compounded this notion by stating, "I'm assuming we'll do this headlining tour coming up, we'll do a Summer festival, we'll do another headlining tour in the Fall, leading into Christmas, head into a break and then come back after that, after Christmas. Then who knows, but there is potential that we'll do at least three more US runs!".
GOD FORBID have checked in with the following update:
"We are about halfway through composing our next metal masterpiece, IV: Constitution of Treason, and I have to say that the writing is going amazing. It's shaping up to be some of the best material we've ever written. Something feels really special about this entire process. It's hard to say what it sounds like so far because I don't think you really know what your record is going to be until it's completely done, and we're far from that. It's definitely a bit more rockin’ and even more epic- sounding than anything we've done. All the dual leads and heavy grooves are intact, but it's got a new feel to it, and I'm sure we will surprise people again. We refuse to repeat ourselves and become a formulaic band."More...
As previously reported, Jerry Cantrell, Mike Inez and Sean Kinney, the remanants of ALICE IN CHAINS, are set to play their first show together since 1996, as part of the Tsunami Benefit Show in Seattle, WA on February 18th.
Joining them as special guest vocalist for the momentous occasion will be none other than DAMAGEPLAN frontman Pat Lachman.
The four will be appearing at the following location:
February 18 - Seattle, WA @ The Premier
SLIPKNOT have reportedly selected "Before I Forget" as the next single from their "Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses)" album. The track is expected to impact radio on March 7.
SLIPKNOT will be teaming up with LAMB OF GOD and SHADOWS FALL for The Subliminal Verses Tour beginning in early March. SLIPKNOT's extensive set will feature tracks from their critically-acclaimed, Rick Rubin-produced third album, "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)" — most notable of which are the hit singles "Duality" and "Vermilion" (parts 1 and 2).
SKINDRED will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Monday, February 7. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out www.rocklineradio.com.
SKINDRED shot a video for their new single, "Pressure", on January 28 in Los Angeles with director Vem.
Commented SKINDRED frontman Benji:
"We all felt that we needed a video with a difference, not just another performance video. A director called Vem just came with a treatment that was pretty unique, so we went for that. We are sure some will love it and some will say it sucks but that's the way it goes. It should be finished in a few weeks."
Poland's legendary heavy metal act TURBO will celebrate their 25-year anniversary with a special performance on the main stage of the MetalMania festival, set to be held March 12 at the Spodek venue in Katowice, Poland.
Chicago's USURPER and San Fransisco's HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE have been added to the lineup of the third installment of Northern Lights Festival, set to be held July 2 at The Opera House in Toronto, Canada. Other acts scheduled to perform at the festival include IMPALED NAZARENE, UNEXPECT, LILITU, WOODS OF YPRES, BRAVE, THE FIFTH SUN, AUGURY, WIDOW and ENDORPHINS.
Guitarist/vocalist Jon Nödtveidt of the reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION has issued the following statement via the group's official web site:
"There have been rumors and allegations surrounding the band and I, we want our fans to know and to make it a point that it is not and never has been part of our policy or philosophy to be a part of racism and what it stands for. DISSECTION is a SATANIC band and the REBIRTH OF DISSECTION tour is our focus into bringing all our ANTI-COSMIC METAL OF DEATH!"
DISSECTION will headline Norway's Inferno Festival on March 26. They will also be performing at the Wacken Open Air festival in Germany in early August.
DISSECTION released a comeback single/EP, "Maha Kali", last November via Escapi Music/Screaming Ferret Wreckords. The group's current lineup is completed by Set Teitan (guitar, ABORYM, BLOODLINE), Brice Leclercq (bass guitar, NIGHTRAGE) and Thomas Asklund (drums, DARK FUNERAL, INFERNAL, DAWN).
Stand & Fight and Down To Nothing will be hooking up for a few California dates in mid-March. Here they are:
San Diego CA @ Che Cafe
Long Beach CA @ Koos Cafe
Berkeley CA @ Gilman St.
Scars Of Tomorrow have been busy as of late writing their next album for Victory Records. The group will begin pre-production for the effort in April with Stephen Carpenter (of Deftones noteriety). Then, for three weeks in May, the band will be at Studio Litho with producer/engineer Matt Bayles (Isis, Mastodon) recording. Currently untitled, the album will hit stores this summer.
New photos of Shadows Fall's "Insipration On Demand" video shoot in Puerto Rico are up at www.shadowsfallrocks.com featuring the band on a rocky cliff overlooking the ocean. This video is the folow up to "What Drives The Weak" from the latest album "The War Within," which charted #3 on the MTV Headbanger's Ball countdown.
This marks the first time Matt Bachand and Jon Donais have appeared with their new KRANK REVOLUTION amps. Photos of Matt and John with their new amps are linked below:
Vehemence have now found a replacement for Nathan Gearhart, who recently left the band. Interestingly, the group has added Sean Vandegrift to their lineup. As you may recall, Vandegrift quit From A Second Story Window late last year. The band states that "We are excited as to what he will bring to Vehemence, and what the future holds in store." Vandegrift will make his debut with the group during their upcoming tour with Crematorium, The Red Death, and Losa, which kicks off in April.
Dates continue to surface for Underoath's upcoming tour with Fear Before The March Of Flames and The Chariot. The tour will run from March 27th until May 13th, and will also feature Hopesfall (Mar. 27-April 19) and These Arms Are Snakes (April 19-May 13). The following dates have been confirmed thus far:
3/27 Dallas TX @ The Door
3/28 Houston TX @ Engine Room
3/29 San Antonio TX @ White Rabbit
3/31 Tempe AZ @ Marquee Theatre
4/1 Las Vegas NV @ Jillian's
4/2 Los Angeles CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre
4/3 San Diego CA @ Soma
4/4 Anaheim CA @ House of Blues
4/6 Sacramento CA @ Colonial Theatre
4/7 San Francisco CA @ Slim'sBuy tickets
4/8 San Jose CA @ Barret Ballroom
4/10 Portland OR @ Meow Meow
4/11 Seattle WA @ El Corazon
4/13 Boise ID @ The Big Easy
4/14 Salt Lake City UT @ Lo Fi Café
4/15 Denver CO @ Cervantes
Party.San Open Air 2005, the 11th edition of the annual festival, is scheduled to take place August 11th - 13th in Bad Berka, Germany. The latest acts confirmed to perform are AMON AMARTH, IMPIOUS, OCCULT, LORD BELIAL, GENERAL SURGERY .
Acts currently confirmed to perform at the festival now include:
The 2005 edition of the Wacken Open Air Festival is scheduled to take place August 4th - 6th in Wacken, Germany. The latest acts confirmed for the festival are TRISTANIA, NAGLFAR and SONATA ARCTICA.
A complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: More...
Chicago doomsters Novembers Doom have announced the addition of bassist Brian Whited (ex-Avernus, Dead Serenade) to the group's ranks. "Brian has played with us occasionally in the past, and fits in very well with us both musically and personally," the band write on their web site. "We're pleased to have him back with us now, and he will make his public debut with us in the music video for 'The Pale Haunt Departure', the title track of our new CD which is due to be released March 8th, 2005."
"The Pale Haunt Departure" clip "was filmed on Sunday, January 23 with the help of production company Autumn's End Entertainment.
As previously reported, a brand new Novembers Doom track, entitled "Swallowed by the Moon", has been made available for download at this location.
The follow-up to 2002's "To Welcome The Fade", "The Pale Haunt Departure" was mixed by Swedish producer/musician Dan Swanö (Bloodbath, Edge of Sanity, Nightingale) and was mastered by James Murphy (Death, Obituary, Testament). Cover artwork was designed by Attila Kis of Demateria.
Funeral For A Friend, Finch and Coheed And Cambria wil play the Give It A Name Festival, which happens at Alexandra Palace in London on May 2. Also on the bill are Rise Against, Alexisonfire, Lucky Nine, Fightstar and Emanuel.
A portion of the schedule for the upcoming "Roadrunner Road Rage" tour (which is to feature 3 Inches Of Blood, Still Remains, The Agony Scene and Trivium) has been unearthed, here is how the trek is looking so far:
March 03rd Montreal, Quebec El Salon
March 05th Detroit, Michigan Harpo's
March 07th West Dundee, Illinois Clearwater Theatre
March 09th New York City, New York CBGB's
March 10th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Trocadero Balcony Bar
March 11th Cambridge, Massachusetts Cambridge Elks Lounge
March 12th West Springfield, Virginia Jaxx
March 14th Nashville, Tennessee Exit / In
March 15th Little Rock, Arkansas Vino's
March 17th Houston, Texas Engine Room
March 19th Dallas, Texas The Door
March 20th Lubbock, Texas Jakes Sport Cafe
March 23rd Denver, Colorado The Bluebird Theater
March 30th San Francisco, California The Pound
April 01st Seattle, Washington El Corazon
The remainder of the stops are expected to be announced shortly.
DARK VISSION ENTERTAINMENT, promoters of the MONTERREY METAL FEST that is held in the city of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico announce their new heavy metal music television program called DARK VISSION TV.
The program is transmitted every Tuesday night from 11pm to 12 midnight on Mexico's largest television network TELEVISA via channel 2 in the city of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon and through one of Mexico's largest subscription satellite television providers SKY on channel 112 which is available for viewing throughout the entire country of Mexico.
DARK VISSION TV will be offering Mexican metal fans videos, live footage and interviews with their favorite metal artists, in addition to advertisements for the latest Mexican metal concerts and metal cds & dvds.
A spokesperson at METALLICA's management company, Q Prime, has reportedly rejected an Internet report that METALLICA will appear on the soundtrack of the upcoming movie, "Batman Begins". The soundtrack is tentatively due to arrive in late May or early June. Other artists that were rumored to contribute new material to the soundtrack are GREEN DAY, VELVET REVOLVER, AUDIOSLAVE, CHEVELLE, PEARL JAM, FOO FIGHTERS, THE CURE and ex-JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro. A representative for GREEN DAY has since said reports of the trio's involvement in the project are "not true." "Batman Begins", which stars Christian Bale as the Caped Crusader in his early years, opens in theatres on June 17.
METALLICA has only contributed a new song to a film soundtrack once before, when they recorded "I Disappear" for 2000's "Mission: Impossible 2".