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Metal News for February 9, 2004

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15 news articles posted on this day.

Divine Silence Break The Silence

Divine Silence are back, ast he original founders of the band Josh and Chris decided to reunite. The band are also looking for musicians to play bass guitar, rhythm guitar and keyboards. Those interested email josh@divinesilence.com.

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Inhumate Release 'Life', More Shows

INHUMATE's 4th full length album "Life" is now out with 15 new tracks (plus bonus) and multimedia extras. 1000 copies were pressed as a special digipack limited edition.

You can get it for 12 euros (or 12 US$) post paid at :

c/o Yannick GIESS
4, rue de Remiremont

Here are their upcoming shows: More...

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Devildriver Prepare To Hit The Road Again

DevilDriver closed out the year after landing at #1 on CMJ's Loud Rock Chart and traversing the U.S. twice with Superjoint Ritual. The band are soon kicking off a tour with Opeth and Moonspell starting on January 20th.

The latest DEVILDRIVER, MOONSPELL AND OPETH tour dates are as follows: More...

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Fear Factory Post Video Preview Online

Fear Factory have posted a preview of the video for their new single "Cyberwaste" online, you can view it here. "Cyberwaste" is taken from the bands forthcoming new album "Archetype", due out through Liquid 8 on April 20th

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Killswitch Engage Set Album 'The End of Heartache'

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have set "The End of Heartache" as the title of their new album, due on May 11 through Roadrunner Records.

The follow-up to 2002's "Alive or Just Breathing" was produced by guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz and is currently being mixed at Backstage Studios in Ripley, Yorkshire with Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY, SKINLAB).

Among the songtitles set to appear on the CD are the following:

01. Bid Farewell
02. World Ablaze
03. When Darkness Falls
04. Rose of Sharyn
05. Declaration
06. Take This Oath
07. The End Of Heartache
08. Break the Bonds

"The End of Heartache", the group's first full-length release with vocalist Howard Jones and drummer Justin Foley, will feature cover artwork designed by the band's bass player, Mike D'Antonio.

D'Antonio is no stranger to album cover design as he has taken on the task for the previous KILLSWITCH ENGAGE albums as well as for several other up and coming like-minded bands such as SHADOWS FALL and UNEARTH.

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE will hit the road as headliners in early May and can be expected to tour relentlessly behind "The End Of Heartache" in 2004.

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Daily Reviews

Metal Reviews has nine new reviews this week:

  • Ballistic - Ballistic
  • Dark Tranquillity - Live Damage DVD
  • Dream Weaver - Words Carved Within
  • Dreamtide - Dreams For The Daring
  • F5 - Dawn of a New Age
  • Kataklysm - Serenity in Fire
  • Kemet - The Night Before
  • TNT - My Religion
  • Vitalij Kuprij - Forward And Beyond

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Unholy Ghost Cover Art, MP3 Clip Online

UNHOLY GHOST, the band featuring DIABOLIC founding members Aantar Lee Coates (drums), Paul Ouellette (vocals/bass), and Jerry Mortellaro (guitar), along with original DIABOLIC guitarist and PESSIMIST founder Kelly McLauchlin, have posted the cover artwork for their debut album, "Torrential Reign", at this location (artwork and layout by Swedish artist Mattias Norén). In addition, the band have made a 30-second MP3 clip of the song "The Calling Of Sin" available for download here.

"Torrential Reign" was recorded at D.O.W. (Diet Of Worms) studios in Seffner, Florida with producer Juan "Punchy" Gonzalez (MORBID ANGEL) and is tentatively due in the spring through Olympic/Century Media Records.

"Torrential Reign" track listing: More...

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Metallica, Evanescence Win Grammies

METALLICA won a Grammy in the "Best Metal Performance" category at the 46th annual Grammy Awards, held on Sunday, Feb. 8 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. METALLICA ("St. Anger") beat out such other "Metal" nominees as KORN ("Did My Time"), MARILYN MANSON ("mOBSCENE"), SPINESHANK ("Smothered") and STONE SOUR ("Inhale"). Also winning in the "Hard Rock Performance" category were EVANESCENCE ("Bring Me to Life"), who were chosen over such acts as AUDIOSLAVE ("Like a Stone"), GODSMACK ("Straight Out of Line"), JANE'S ADDICTION ("Just Because"), and QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE ("Go With the Flow"). EVANESCENCE also came out on top in the "Best New Artist" category, with singer Amy Lee and ex-EVANESCENCE guitarist Ben Moody making a surprising joint appearance to accept the award on live television.

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Metal Deals @ Best Buy

It's a good week for metal deals at Best Buy. Best Buy has deals on Grammy nominees as well as two big new releases and more (both in-store and online; online orders have in-store pickup option or free shipping):

  • Damageplan 'New Found Power' (rel 2/10) - $11.99
  • Probot s/t (rel 2/10) - $9.99
  • Audioslave s/t - $11.99
  • Evanescence 'Fallen' - $11.99
  • Linkin Park 'Meteora' - $11.99
  • Rage Against: Live At The Grand Olympic Auditoriu: (Ac3 Dol) DVD - $9.99
  • Queen: Greatest Video Hits, Vol. 1 DVD - $16.99
  • AC/DC: Live at Donington: (Ac3 Dol Dig Mul) DVD - $9.99

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Anaal Nathrakh Sign With Season Of Mist

British Black metal act ANAAL NATHRAKH have signed an exclusive two-album recording agreement with Season of Mist Records. "The label have been naive enough to sign the deal, and Anaal Nathrakh will shortly commence making them rue the day they were born," the band write on their web site. "Work is already underway on the next Anaal Nathrakh CD, scheduled for a September 2004 release. Planned songs for the album include 'Revaluation of all Values', 'To Err is Human, to Dream - Futile' and 'Procreation of the Wretched'." More information will be made available soon

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Beseech Chart Positions, Tour Info

Swedish Gothic metallers' new album "Drama" have now been out for a week and so far reached really great chartpositions in Germany for the first time in the bands history!

Chartpositions week 6:
- #10 DAC (Deutch Alternative Charts)
- #12 MRC (Metal-Rock Charts, Germany)
- #22 Native 25 (German Alternative DJ Chart)

Meanwhile, the tour in Germany, Holland and Belgium with LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE has been postponed until the beginning of April. The exact dates and venues are to be announced soon. Currently, the guys have the following shows scheduled: More...

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Meshuggah Recording A New EP

Swedish experimental extreme metal band MESHUGGAH have entered the studio to begin recording their much-anticipated new EP, due in late spring through Fractured Transmitter Records, the label formed by Mushroomhead's vocalist Jason Mann. The one-song disc, which will reportedly clock in at over 20 minutes, is being recorded at the Swedish studio jointly owned by Meshuggah and long-running rap-metal act CLAWFINGER, who have confirmed the latest Meshuggah recording sessions via a posting on their official web site.

In related news, Meshuggah have fulfilled their contractual obligations to Nuclear Blast Records and are currently weighing their label options before recording their next full-length album. The group's last release was the highly acclaimed 2002 effort, "Nothing".

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Cradle Of Filth's New Album Due In June

CRADLE OF FILTH will enter the studio on Friday, February 13 to begin recording their Roadrunner Records debut, tentatively titled "Nymphetamine".

The follow-up to last year's "Damnation and a Day" will be produced by Anthrax guitarist Rob Caggiano, who has worked with the group during the mixing stage for their last lp.

"Nymphetamine" (roughly translated as the druggish beast-like addiction to beautiful, classical women) is tentatively set for an early June release and will feature the following tracks:

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Immortal Rites Set Euro Release For Debut Album

Morbid Records have confirmed that IMMORTAL RITES’ debut album "Art Of Devolution" will be released in Europe on March 15th. The album was recently released in North America.

The album was produced by Alex Krull ( Atrocity) at Mastersound Studios. Guests on the release include vocalist Krull and Atrocity bandmate Martin Schmidt ( drums) and vocalist Liv Kristine (Leaves' Eyes, ex-Theatre of Tragedy).

In related news, Immortal Rites are ironing out details for appearances at this summer’s festivals, possibly including Summer Breeze or Party-San.

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Soil Bassist Talks About New Album, 'Redefine'

SOIL bassist TIM KING explains what fans can expect as their new album Redefine hits stores March 23 rd on J Records, "Basically, we were on the road for Scars for 13 months straight, and we just experienced so much personally and musically. What we did on this one was, we just took all those experiences and maturity and put it on the new record. In some ways, the new record is more melodic and a bit more aggressive while it still has some great harmonies and new musical pieces. We experimented a lot with new sounds, and like, acoustic instruments. For example, I used a twelve string bass on a couple of parts on the new record and just overall, it's more of a mature growth record--but it still has all of the anger and momentum of Scars."

Read the full article at Electric Basement.

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