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Metal News for February 5, 2007

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9 news articles posted on this day.

Black Elk To Tour The West Coast and Mid-West

Portland's crushers BLACK ELK will be hitting the road in March on their way to SXSW in Austin, Texas; the ELK will be touring with Bay Area black metallers LUDICRA (Alternative Tentacles) and epic prog/sludge ensemble GIANT SQUID (The End) on the way to Austin, and will be doing a string of dates with TOTIMOSHI on the way back up to Portland. Tour dates will be announced soon.

Here are a few already planned Black Elk gigs:

Feb 16 2007 Berbati's Pan 20 Year Anniversary @ Berbati's Pan Portland, OR
Mar 2 2007 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, OR with Fu Manchu, Valient Thorr, Seemless
Mar 3 2007 Chiribins Bellingham, WA with Bloodhag

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Monstrosity Plan European Release

US death metal veterans MONSTROSITY will release their forthcoming album, Spiritual Apocalypse, on April 5th via Metal Blade Europe. The album will feature will feature 10-11 songs - the direction of the new material is like Millennium but a lot faster," says a press release. A North American release date will be confirmed soon.

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Flyleaf Plan Headlining Tour

Flyleaf will be celebrate the gold-selling certification of your self-titled debut album by headlining the "Justice & Mercy Tour" beginning March 25th in Memphis. Skillet will open throughout the tour along with Dropping Daylight, Resident Hero and others. Tickets everywhere go onsale Saturday, February 10th.

Here are the "Justice & Mercy Tour" Dates:

3/25 MEMPHIS, TN @ Newby's
3/27 HOUSTON, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio
3/28 BEAUMONT, TX @ Antones
3/30 SAN ANTONIO, TX @ White Rabbit
4/01 NEW ORLEANS, LA @ House of Blues
4/02 ATLANTA, GA @ The Masquerade
4/04 COLUMBIA, SC @ Headliners Live
4/05 JACKSONVILLE, NC @ Hooligans
4/06 CHARLOTTE, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
4/10 PITTSBURGH, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
4/11 COLUMBUS, OH @ Newport Music Hall
4/14 CINCINNATI, OH @ Bogart's
4/15 CHICAGO, IL @ House of Blues
4/17 MADISON, WI @ Barrymore Theatre
4/19 OMAHA, NE @ The Rock
4/20 MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ Trocaderos
4/23 SAUGET, IL @ Pop's
4/25 KNOXVILLE, TN @ Blue Cats
4/30 PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL @ Mojo Room

More dates to come. More...

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Nine Inch Nails Announce New Album

Nine Inch Nails have announced the follow-up to With Teeth, tentatively titled "Year Zero". The album is set to be released on the 17th of April 2007, but in the meantime, be sure to check out the new clips from the bands' upcoming DVD, "Beside You In Time", which are posted at this location. New clips are added weekly, and a new Hi-Res wallpaper is posted every day.

The tracklisting for the new album can be found here, and the tracklisting for the new DVD is as follows:

North American Winter Tour 2006:
01. Love Is Not Enough
02. You Know What You Are?
03. Terrible Lie
04. The Line Begins To Blur
05. March Of The Pigs
06. Something I Can Never Have
07. Closer
08. Burn
09. Gave Up
10. Eraser *
11. Right Where It Belongs *
12. Beside You In Time *
13. With Teeth
14. Wish
15. Only
16. The Big Come Down
17. Hurt
18. The Hand That Feeds
19. Head Like A Hole

* Includes alternate angle

Additional Content:
North American Summer Tour 2006:

01. Somewhat Damaged
02. Closer
03. Help Me I Am In Hell
04. Non-Entity
05. Only
- The Hand That Feeds music video
- Only music video
- Love Is Not Enough live at rehearsals 2005
- Every Day Is Exactly The Same live at rehearsals 2005
- The Collecter live at rehearsals 2005
- Image gallery

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Alexisonfire Announce Australian Tour Dates

Canadian rockers Alexisonfire have announced plans to tour Australia in May this year, following their run through Europe and the US. Supporting the band will be acts Moneen and Blindspott. The Australian dates are as follows:

21 May 2007 - Perth, WA - The Capitol, 8pm
23 May 2007 - Melbourne, VIC - Billboard (The Venue), 7pm
24 May 2007 - Melbourne, VIC - Billboard (The Venue), 1pm
25 May 2007 - Adelaide, SA - HQ, 7pm
26 May 2007 - Sydney, NSW - The Big Top, 7pm
27 May 2007 - Brisbane, QLD - The Arena, 7pm

For more information on European and US dates, check out the bands' Myspace page here.

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Interview

Interview with Don Belch of Ninetail

York, Pennsylvania's NINETAIL has stuck with the same headline on their MySpace music profile all along: "Fuck you, come and get us!". And I can't help but see that this daring attitude they've put out there among the swirling ocean of thousands of competing metal bands - to indeed be that thorn in everyones side - is now what's truly started to reflect itself in their recorded music and live shows, performances that have included them sharing the stage with some of the biggest names in the business like MUSHROOMHEAD, DEVILDRIVER and SOULFLY. Back in 2004 the early version of Ninetail hooked up with the two driving guitar forces behind SPINEBELT, Don Belch and Chris Evans. Its been a match made in heavy metal hell since. I am really pleased to be able to get some Q&A done with lead guitarist, Belch.
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Interview

Interview With Sons Of Poseidon's Hat

Fargo, North Dakota's SONS OF POSIEDON are one of my recent metal music discoveries that flatout continues to grow on the proverbial ears with each and every spin from their new self-released album entited 'North American Metal'. They have become hometown favorites over the last several years with one highly entertaining performance after the next and a bass player that is clearly unrivaled in the 'let it all hang out for the hell of it' department. Whether he's covering his nearly nude body in strawberry preserves on stage or sticking fireworks in his ass and lighting them off for the cheering crowd, Hat of Sons of Poseidon always seems to be doing a bit more than just his part of throwing down a rockin rhythm section to entertain his fans and that's what rock n roll is all about. More...

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Norma Jean, The Chariot, ALOL Tour Dates

Norma Jean have announced dates for a tour with The Chariot, A Life Once Lost and The Handshake Murders. The tour dates are as follows:

March 17th in Homewood, AL @ Homewood Armory
March 18th in New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues
March 19th in Corpus Christi, TX @ House Of Rock
March 21st in Dallas, TX @ The Door
March 22nd in Tulsa, OK @ The Other Side
March 23rd in Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
March 24th in El Paso, TX @ Chics
March 25th in Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
March 28th in Orangevale, CA @ Club Retro
March 30th in Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
March 31st in Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
April 1st in Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
April 2nd in Springfield, MO @ Remington's Niteclub
April 4th in Louisville, KY @ Headliners
April 6th in Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
April 7th in Toledo, OH @ Headliners
April 9th in Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
April 10th in New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place
April 11th in Providence, RI @ Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
April 12th in Lancaster, PA @ The Chameleon
April 14th in Charleston, SC @ Music Farm

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Since the Flood Comments On New Album

Since the Flood's sophomore album, No Compromise, hit stores January 23. Frontman Chuck Bouley told Metal File that the band "didn't try to do anything differently" in the studio but feels the LP shows the group's "natural progression." He added that he hopes "this is the album that helps us be seen by a larger fanbase, because we've done so many of the smaller underground tours, and now we're hoping that, if we sell enough [copies] of this album, we'll be able to create some mass appeal and work our way onto bigger stages."

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