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Metal News for February 6, 2004

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12 news articles posted on this day.

Summary/Misc

Daily Interviews

Pivotal Rage also has a few new metal interviews with:

  • Fear Factory
  • Lamb of God
  • Seemless

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Damageplan Chat This Weekend

DAMAGEPLAN will be doing a live web broadcast from Dime's house this Sunday Feb 8th at 6PM (PST) . You will be able to chat with the entire band, and watch them on the Damage Cam @ http://www.damageplan.net (Official Fan Site). "It's just the fans and DAMAGEPLAN kicking back having drinks, and blowing shit up."

Remember, Damageplan's debut album is out next week, February 11. If you haven't had a chance to hear the new shit yet, VH1 is still streaming the entire album here.

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Suffocation 'Souls To Deny' Details, Tour Dates

Death metal legends SUFFOCATION have begun recording their new full-length album, entitled "Souls to Deny". The band is recording at New York's Full Force Studios with engineer Joe Cincotta. Their first full length album of new material since 1995's "Pierced From Within", "Souls to Deny" also marks the band's first full-length album for Relapse Records. Advance song titles from "Souls to Deny" include "Souls to Deny", "Deceit", "Subconsciously Enslaved", "Surgery of Impalement", "Tomes of Atrimony", "Immortally Condemned", "Demise of the Clone" and "To Weep Once More".

'Souls to Deny' is set for a US release of April 27th and the band will launch the record with a massive US Tour with MORBID ANGEL, PREMONITIONS OF WAR, and SATYRICON.

I'll go ahead and repeat the latest SUFFOCATION Tour Dates here, even though they have recently been posted in relation to the other bands on the bill: More...

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Latest The End Tour Dates

THE END's 'Within Dividia', their brand-new full-length has been out for a couple of weeks now. THE END will finish a string of Canadian shows and start a run of US dates with the likes of PREMONITIONS OF WAR, BURNT BY THE SUN, EXHUMED and many, many more.

Here's the latest list of THE END Tour Dates: More...

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Mastodon Tour Dates, Co-Hosting HBB

The deluxe version of MASTODON's 'Remission' CD w/ a free, bonus DVD featuring a pro-filmed live set with previously unreleased material is out. The band has hit the road with CLUTCH and will continue with a string of Western US dates starting February 17th.

MASTODON will co-host MTV2's Headbangers Ball, making an in-studio appearance on the program's Saturday, February 14th where they will be interviewed by host Jamey Jasta. Headbangers Ball airs Saturdays from 10-12 PM EST on MTV2.

Here are the MASTODON Tour Dates: More...

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Summary/Misc

Daily Reviews

Heavy Metal Universe has new reviews up for your reading pleasure:

  • 7th Nemesis/punishment - Chronicles Of A Sickness (split) (fr/uk)
  • Arachnes - Primary Fear (fr/uk)
  • Aurora Borealis - Time, Unveiled (fr/uk)
  • Blinded Colony - Divine (fr/uk)
  • Crystalium - Diktat Omega (fr/uk)
  • Dimension F3h - Reaping The World Winds (fr/uk)
  • Eric Moore And The Godz - Twenty-five Moore Years (best Of) (fr/uk)
  • Eros Necropsique - Crise De Lucidité (fr/uk)
  • Finnugor - Death Before Dawn (fr/uk)
  • Genital Grinder - Genital Grinder (fr/uk)
  • Golem - Death Never Dies (fr/uk)
  • Hallowed - Forgotten People (fr/uk)
  • Kickhunter - Hearts & Bones (fr/uk)
  • Kralizec - Origin (fr/uk)
  • Liar & Sunrise - Decontaminate (split) (fr/uk)
  • Misanthropic - Soulreaver (fr/uk)
  • Nightfall - I Am Jesus (fr/uk)
  • Rain - Headshaker (uk)
  • Seven Seraphim - Believe In Angels (fr/uk)
  • Shannon - Shannon (fr/uk)
  • Solemnity - King Of Dreams (fr/uk)
  • V8 Wankers - Automotive Rampage (fr/uk)
  • Verminous - Impious Sacrilege (fr/uk)
  • Wayd - Decadance (fr/uk)
  • Xiv Dark Centuries - Den Ahnen Zum Grusse (fr/uk)

Pivotal Rage also has a few new ones as well:

  • Kataklysm - Serenity in Fire
  • Exodus - Tempo of the Damned
  • HFM - A Virtue Theory
  • Shadowsphere - Darklands
  • The Sky Between - Lamenting the Ways of Man

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Infinite Hate Signs To Displeased Records

Displeased Records has signed Dutch extreme death metal act INFINITED HATE and will release their debut album "Revel in bloodshed" this spring. Displeased Records was able to contract Graal (Behemoth, Rotting Christ, Enslaved, Vader) for the artwork of the upcoming CD "Revel in bloodshed". For this full length Infinited Hate will go back to the AM studios to work again with Andre van de Ree.

Infinited Hate was created in August 2003 by Aad Kloosterwaard, drummer of Sinister and Houwitser. To complete the line-up, the other sinister members joined in for the oppportunity to mix old school death metal with new style US death metal, something that they could not do with their own band. You can expect ten songs of sick and twisted death metal. Listen to an MP3 of the song 'Built for the kill' taken from the "Primitive butchery" promo here.

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Slipknot, Fear Factory, Chimaira For Jagermeister

It's official: SLIPKNOT will top the bill for the fourth installment of the Jägermeister Music Tour, beginning March 30 in Orlando, Florida, a Roadrunner Records spokesperson has confirmed to MTV.com. FEAR FACTORY and CHIMAIRA are also onboard for the five-week trek, which wraps up May 4 in Denver. Tickets for the tour go on sale February 13. A variety of Jägermeister-sponsored bands will assume the fourth spot on the bill.

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Osbscene Eulogy Prepare New Release

Obscene Eulogy will be releasing their new album Defining Hate: The Truth Undead at the end February. The album features Mika Luttinen on vocals with Necrophagia's Killjoy as well.

Obscene Eulogy have also launched their website at www.Obsceneeulogy.com.

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Nightwish Name Forthcoming Album 'Once'

According to their website, NIGHTWISH have been forced to announce the name of their forthcoming album due to the fact that ( some) “monkey leaked the name to the net”. The album will be titled "Once" and will be issued in June by Spinefarm/Universal in Finland, Brazil, Mexico and Chile. In Europe the album will be released by Nuclear Blast. A release date for the U.S. has yet to be confirmed.

As reported, NIGHTWISH will kick off a three-week North American tour on August 16 in Toronto, Canada, with LULLACRY as supporting act. Complete listing of toudates as follows: More...

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The Gathering Chart Positions, Tour Dates

This week THE GATHERING entered German Mediacontrol album charts at #91 with their album "Sleepy Buildings" - A Semi Acoustic Evening. They also entered Holland’s chart at #67. Now reports are in that the album has entered France’s National album chart at #93.

In tour news, more dates have been added to The Gathering’s upcoming tour schedule. Confirmed dates for the Sleepy Buildings World Tour 2004 now include: More...

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Gorgoroth Singer Denies Cruelty To Animals

The singer of the Norwegian black metal band accused of "offending religious feelings" during a concert in Poland last weekend has rejected accusations that the group had breached the Polish law on protection of animals by displaying the severed and impaled heads of sheep as part of their stage act.

The concert, which took place at the studio of a local TV station, "was never meant to reach the media," GORGOROTH vocalist Gaahl told the NRK newspaper. "Producers Metal Mind [who were filming the concert for a future live DVD] bought the sheep heads at a butcher shop. We weren't involved in animal-torture of any kind."

As previously reported, in addition to facing possible animal-cruelty charges, the members of GORGOROTH are suspected of having breached article 196 of the Polish penal code concerning offense to religious feelings, according to Miroslawa Kalinowska-Zajdak, a spokesperson for the public prosecutor in Krakow. The maximum penalty for breaching the article is five years in prison.

A TV station in Krakow, which complained about the performance, had acquired broadcasting rights for the show, Kalinowska-Zajdak said, adding that the prosecutor might ask for Norwegian help in questioning group members. Gaahl- the singer of GORGOROTH is no stranger to the Norwegian penal system, having previously been convicted three times for various acts of violence, according to the newspaper Bergens Tidende. More...

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