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Metal News for February 9, 2005

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8 news articles posted on this day.

Deftones Videos and Interview Online

You can check out some video-phone videos of the Deftones performing in Mexico and messing around in the studio. There's also an interview with Chi Cheng and Frank Delgado here.

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Stratovarius, Circus Maximus On ProgPower USA VI

ProgPower USA VI (www.progpowerusa.com) is scheduled to take place on September 16th and 17th at Earthlink Live in Atlanta, GA. The latest acts confirmed for the festival are STRATOVARIUS and CIRCUS MAXIMUS.

Confirmed acts now include: STRATOVARIUS, CIRCUS MAXIMUS, MANTICORA and THERION. More acts will be announced soon.

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Misery Index, Pig Destroyer Fill MD Death Fest

CEPHALIC CARNAGE and VOMIT REMNANTS are no longer on the bill for the Maryland Death Fest 2005, which is set to take place May 28th and 29th at the Thunderdome in Baltimore, MD. Replacing them on the bill is MISERY INDEX and PIG DESTROYER.

The final confirmed band list is as follows: MISERY INDEX, PIG DESTROYER, IMMOLATION, CRYPTOPSY, GENERAL SURGERY, REGURGITATE, ABSCESS, IMPALED, BIRDFLESH, ROTTEN SOUND, WORMED, GRONIBARD, ABORTED, CAPHARNAUM, LENG TCH'E, CEPHALIC CARNAGE, GHOUL, LORD GORE, ROTTENNESS, BODIES LAY BROKEN, SPLATTERHOUSE, XXX MANIAK, DESPISED ICON, KILL THE CLIENT, ION DISSONANCE, PROPHECY, WARSCARS, SCREAMING AFTERBIRTH, AMOEBIC DYSENTERY.

Advanced tickets are now available at marylanddeathfest.com.

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The Abandoned Hearts Club Break Up

Nearly a year after signing with Abacus Recordings, Toronto's The Abandoned Hearts Club have opted to disband. The group has apparently been unable to recover from the loss of their drummer late last year. They will play one final show, the details of which should be announced shortly.

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Fantomas, The Locust Tour Dates

The majority of the schedule for the 2005 U.S. Geek tour, featuring Fantomas, The Locust and Trevor Dunn's Trio Convulsant, has been set. Note that The Locust will not be appearing on certain dates, as they refuse to play Clear Channel venues. Here are the dates:

3/31 Phoenix AZ @ Old Brickhouse Grille
4/3 Dallas TX @ Tree's
4/4 Austin TX @ Emo's
4/5 New Orleans LA @ House of Blues (no The Locust)
4/8 Carrboro NC @ Cat's Cradle
4/9 Philadelphia PA @ Theater of the Living Arts (no The Locust)
4/10 Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
4/11 New York NY @ TBA
4/13 Boston MA @ the Roxy
4/14 Montreal Quebec @ Le Spectrum
4/15 Toronto Ontario @ Phoenix Theatre
4/16 Cleveland OH @ Agora Ballroom
4/17 Detroit MI @ St Andrews Hall (no The Locust)
4/19 Chicago IL @ Metro
4/20 Minneapolis MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe (no The Locust)
4/22 Denver CO @ Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom
4/24 Boise ID @ the Big Easy
4/25 Portland OR @ TBA
4/26 Seattle WA @ TBA
4/29 San Francisco CA @ the Fillmore (no The Locust)

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Between The Buried And Me Side Project

Thomas Rogers, frontman for Between The Buried And Me, has started an electronic project, called Giles (Rogers' middle name). Victory Records will release his new self-titled album, which was recorded and mixed by Jamie King, on April 19th. Here's how the label describes the material:

"Giles is an amalgamation of Tommy's love for electronic music and desire to do something creative and fresh. Giles can be described as a combination of electroclash and industrial music written with a metal mindset. Tommy wrote the self-titled debut album as he would?ve written songs for Between The Buried And Me, except this time, he wrote and programmed them on a keyboard. Giles sounds like a hodgepodge of Fischerspooner meets Diesel Boy meets Mike Patton."

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Bury Your Dead, The Red Chord, ALOL Tour Dates

Initial stops have been unveiled for the upcoming North American run featuring The Red Chord, Bury Your Dead, A Life Once Lost and If Hope Dies as follows:

April 01st Lemoyne, Pennsylvania Champion Ship
April 04th Jacksonville, Florida Thee Imperial
April 05th Miami, Florida The Alley
April 07th Orlando, Florida The Back Booth
April 08th Ybor City, Florida The Orpheum
April 09th Tallahassee, Florida Big Daddy's
April 10th Baton Rouge, Louisiana The Darkroom
April 11th Little Rock, Arkansas Vino's
April 12th Memphis, Tennessee The Complex
April 20th Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Café Metropolis

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New Judas Priest Single 'Revolution' Online

To celebrate the comeback of the legendary Judas Priest, HardPlace.net and TotalRock.com are offering fans the opportunity to preview songs from their upcoming album "Angel of Retribution" over the coming weeks. This week you can preview the superb new single "Revolution", but be sure to keep checking back as more previews will become available leading up to the album release date. You can listen to the tracks here.

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