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Metal News for February 4, 2004

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17 news articles posted on this day.

Feral House To Release Book On Death Metal

Feral House Books will release Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore, written by longtime extreme metal journalist Albert Mudrian, this autumn.

Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore, which features an introduction by internationally respected DJ John Peel, conquers the lofty task of telling the two-decade-long history of this underground art form through interviews with some of the most esteemed names in these musical genres, from musicians to producers to label heads. More...

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Seether's 'Disclaimer' Certified Gold

Seether's debut album DISCLAIMER has been certified Gold. You can listen to DISCLAIMER, watch the video for "Gasoline" and check out exclusive live footage of the band all available on Seether.com.

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Drowning Pool Enter Studio, Hear New Single

Drowning Pool are in the studio now with new singer Jason "Gong" Jones working on their next album, DESENSITIZED. The new album is due for release on 4.20.04. Head over to Drowningpool.com to hear the new single "Step Up," which will also be featured on PUNISHER: THE ALBUM.

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New 4Q Radio Show Online

4Q Radio have posted a brand new metal show up online for listening. The following bands appear:

Iron Monkey
Fume
Powderburn
Hatebreed
Cyrus
Metallica
Godsize
Eyehategod
Sniper
S.O.D.
Soulfly
Damageplan
String Theory
One Minute Silence
When Gravity Fails
Chimaira

..head to 4QRadio.com to check it out.

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Green Carnation Record Live Shows For DVD

Green Carnation finished recording 2 live shows in Poland for the up coming DVD. The fowllwing message has been posted online at Green Carnation website: "Green Carnation send it's greetings to the Polish fans who made the DVD live recording such a great experience for the band. Sold out venues and great response, adding the live show and lots of bonus material, this should make the DVD into something speacial for all of you! Hope to come back soon!"

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Dies Irae's Latest Entitled "Sculpture Of Stone"

The new album of Polish death metal act Dies Irae has been finally entitled "Sculpter Of Stone". The record will contain 9 songs. Currently the songs are to be mastered at Hertz Studio. It's worth mentioning recently the band parted ways with Metal Blade and now they are searching for a new label. "Sculpture Of Stone" is going to be released on March or April 2004. In June Dies Irae will participate in the second edition of Empire Invasion Tour in Poland.

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Visceral Bleeding Shoot Video For 'Fury Unleashed'

Visceral Bleeding has just recorded a video to the song "Fury Unleashed". Hopefully the video will be included as bonus on the upcoming CD. The video was shoot by Olle Karlsson and is really extreme.....It will be available for download on the site as soon as the album is released.

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New Centinex MP3 For Download

The song called "Arrival Of The Spectrum Obscure", taken from the newest Centinex album "Deacadence-Prophecies Of Cosmic Chaos", has been posted at the following location: http://www.centinex.org/downloads/Centinex_-_Arrival_Of_The_Spectrum_Obscure.mp3

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Headline News

Gorgoroth Investigated For Performance In Poland

"A prosecutor in Poland has launched an investigation into whether a concert by the black metal band GORGOROTH has breached the country's law protecting religion. The Norwegian band are suspected of having sent a hateful and offensive message with their performance Sunday (Feb. 1) at the Krakow studios of Polish Television.

The show, which was to be filmed for an upcoming DVD, featured two naked women (with hoods over their heads) and one naked man, all of them "crucified" and covered in sheep blood, a number of sheep heads on spikes and sheep entrails thrown all over the stage, as well as approximately 80 liters of fresh sheep blood. During the performance, which was attended by an audience of 300, one of the models reportedly fainted from the lack of oxygen. The TV show's producers, who were not briefed in advance about the nature of the concert, were said to "shocked" by the activities on stage. The manager of the studio, Andrzej Jeziorek, notified the police and the recorded footage was confiscated by the authorities as evidence of a possible crime. More...

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Breaking News

Iced Earth Cancel European Tour, Possibly US Tour

Due to Jon Schaffer's complications from back surgery, he will have to undergo additional testing throughout the European tour dates and into the US dates.

Here's straight from the official ICED EARTH site, Icedearth.com: More...

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Marilyn Manson Becomes A Teacher On MTV-U

MARILYN MANSON will be one of the first surrogate teachers on "Stand In", a show airing on MTV's new college-oriented channel mtvU, which is billing it as the largest, most comprehensive television network just for college students. MANSON will reportedly be teaching about music and marketing. No air date has yet been announced for the show.

mtvU was launched on January 20 as a revamped version of the College Television Network, which was purchased by MTV in October 2002.

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Coretez Loses Guitarist, Seeks Drummer

CORETEZ have posted the following message on their official website:

""Wow, it's been a while since an update. Please forgive us. I know that a lot of you are wondering what the hell has been going on with us so we will start by letting you know that Marek Niemiec is no longer in the band. He has left to pursue his career and we support his decision 100% we wish him the best of luck in the future. So right now we are looking for a guitar player and a percussionist. The line up change is the reason why we canceled the last bunch of shows that we had scheduled. We sincerely apologize to everyone we disappointed but not playing those gigs. We were really looking forward to them We want to especially apologize to Opus and the guys from G-SOUL who went out of their way to hook us up. We hope to make those shows up as soon as we are ready. Right now we have NO shows scheduled but there is some good news. Our CD EP is mixed and ready to go to the pressing plant. We are very pleased to announce that Stillborn Records will be helping us with the distribution and that we will have the CD available on this site for purchase by the middle of February. We will also have merchandise and other stuff for sale so keep checking back. Once again sorry for canceling the shows but right now we have to get our line up together. Take care."

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Vital Remains And Black Dahlia Murder Tour Dates

Century Media has confirmed the following dates for the upcoming VITAL REMAINS, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, CATTLE DECAPITATION, WATCH THEM DIE tour:

May 02- Fayetteville, NC @ Jester’s Pub
May 03- West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
May 04- Farmingdale, NY @ Downtown
May 05- Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
May 07- New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
May 08- Providence, RI @ Club Liquid
May 11- Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
May 12- Cedar Falls, IA @ Reverb
May 13- Milwaukee, WI @ Vnuk’s Lounge
May 14- Chicago Heights, IL @ Oasis One-Sixty
May 15- Omaha, NE, @ Ranch Bowl
May 16- Denver, CO @ Rock Island
May 19- Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
May 20- Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theater
May 21- Phoenix, AZ @ Mason Jar
May 22- Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad

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Fear Factory Video Details

FEAR FACTORY have released more information about the video shoot for their track "Cyberwaste", which is scheduled to take place this weekend in Australia. According to drummer Raymond Herrera, the clip "will be filmed on Sunday, February 8 in Perth, Australia. We will have fans in the video. The video will be a live setting with fans just going crazy while we (gig vibe) shred the song. We will be shooting all day long. We are expecting have people show up anytime after 11:00 a.m. Sunday morning."

The location of the shoot is as follows:

1815 Island Road
South Fremantle
ANI ENGINEERING BUILDING
In South Beach, by the beach

FEAR FACTORY's new CD, "Archetype", is due on April 20 through Liquid 8 Records (parent company of D3 Entertainment). The follow-up to 2001's critically panned "Digimortal" was recorded at Rumbo Recorders in Los Angeles with engineer Ken Marshall (SKINNY PUPPY) and was mixed in Vancouver with Greg Reely (MACHINE HEAD, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DEVILDRIVER).

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Opeth Nominated For Swedish Grammy

OPETH have announced that for the third year running they have been nominated for a Swedish Grammy in the category Best Rock/Metal Act Of The Year. Last year they won the award for their 6th album "Deliverance". This year the band’s "Damnation" album is nominated. The nominees in this category are, apart from Opeth, Backyard Babies, Evergrey, The Haunted and Mustasch.

Currently on tour in the U.S. with DEVILDRIVER and MOONSPELL, the guys have just confirmed a show in Amman, Jordan on March 12th. The venue is still TBA.

As previously reported, the band recently announced the North American release date for their first official DVD- "Lamentations - Live At Shepherd's Bush Empire 2003". The disc will be available in North America on February 24th through Koch Entertainment. The DVD has already been released in the UK and Europe through Music For Nations. It contains a one hour documentary, as well as approximately two hours of Opeth live in Stereo, 5.1 and DTS.

The tracklisting: More...

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Within Temptation Awarded

Holland's Doom/Death metal gods WITHIN TEMPTATION have just been awarded the "Conamus Export Award" in the category "Best Dutch Band" (an award they also collected in 2002). This prize is awarded to Dutch artists who have been successful outside their native country. Two Top 20 singles and one golden Top Ten album in Germany have made this possible.

In other news, Within Temptation will release their new German single, a cover version of Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill", on February 16.

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Leaves' Eyes Update

The German Gothic metal mega project, featuring Theatre Of Tragedy's ex- singer Liv Kristine and members from Atrocity, will be shooting the video for their new single, ‘Into Your Light’, on February 9th and 10th at the Apollo Variete Theatre in Dusseldorf.

The single for ‘Into Your Light’ is due for release on April 5th. The track comes from the band’s forthcoming new album, Lovelorn, due for release on May 24th through Napalm Records.

Also, LEAVES' EYES will have their first worldwide live performance on the WAVE GOTIK TREFFEN in Leipzig on 28th of May 2004! Just before this event, the album "Lovelorn" will be released on 24th of May 2004!

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