Metal News for March 1, 2005
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I recently attended the Soulfly and Morbid Angel show in Philadelphia, Pa on February 25th. I got the chance to take some pictures for the site, they're not up in the gallery section, go here to check 'em out.
A Life Once Lost are currently in the studio recording their Ferret Music debut. Drum and basic guitar tracking have been completed and the band is preparing to record vocals. ALOL has apparently been working with Lamb Of God vocalist Randy Blythe on vocal production. Meanwhile, mixing for the album will begin on March 14th, followed by mastering, which will take place at Sterling Sound in New York City. According to the band, "If you are expecting A Great Artist part 2, you're not going to get it. With that said, prepare for one raging disc."
New vocalist Sean Vandegrift will be unable to accompany Vehemence on their upcoming spring tours, so the group has recruited two temporary replacements. Bryan Edwards of Clifton will be performing with the band during their tour with Thine Eyes Bleed from March 21th through April 5th, while Glass Casket's Adam Cody will be touring with the group from April 8th through May 21st on their tour with Crematorium and The Red Death (except on April 23rd).
According to RockReview.co.uk, the third installment of Roadrunner Records' European Road Rage tour is to take place this May/June. The bands included in the trek will be TRIVIUM, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD and STILL REMAINS. The only confirmed U.K. dates so far are as follows:
May 11 - Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
May 14 - Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
The tour will hit Germany May 21-25 and will take in the Rock Am Ring/Rock Im Park festivals. A Download Festival appearance from some of these bands also looks increasingly likely.
Former STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen's bail has reportedly been set at $1 million on charges that include kidnapping, sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child.
Eisen, whose real name is Tod Rex Salvador, appeared in Central Justice Center Court in Santa Ana, California, on Monday afternoon (Feb. 28) and is scheduled to make his next appearance at the Central Superior Court in Santa Ana on Wednesday (March 2).
Eisen was arrested in Orange County, California, for allegedly meeting and sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl two months ago in New Jersey. The 39-year-old musician allegedly met the Sayreville, New Jersey girl on the Internet, drove from Pennsylvania on January 7 to meet her, and assaulted her in a shopping center in Old Bridge, New Jersey. The girl's mother found out about the incident and alerted police.
Eisen faces a maximum of 30 years in prison if convicted on the kidnapping charge alone.
On February 10, Eisen was arrested on one felony count of crimes against children. Authorities from the Orange County (California) Sheriff's Department found the 39-year-old musician sleeping in a parked car with an underage female with whom he'd just had sexual intercourse, according to Bergen, New Jersey's The Record. Eisen was taken into custody and released on $100,000 bail several hours later.
Eisen's attorney, Mark Werksman, expressed confidence that his client's "name will be cleared."
CRISIS have issued a statement in an attempt to clarify published news reports about Ryan Ball being the CRISIS drummer and being arrested for an armed robbery in Pennsylvania yesterday, February 28, 2005.
"Contrary to published news reports Ryan Ball was let go from his duties as the CRISIS drummer over two weeks ago," the band write in the statement. "We are currently working with another drummer, Justin Arman (ex-SOCIETY 1) while still looking for a permanent replacement. We want it to be clearly known that two weeks ago we asked Ryan Ball to return to Pennsylvania. Preparations for Justin Arman to participate with us at Independence-D Fest in Japan and at SXSW were made over a month ago.
"Although, we've announced Ryan's joining CRISIS, Ryan never became a permanent member of the band. He had rehearsed with us three times when we realized this was not working out. As soon as Ryan arrived in California we were alarmed by the fact that his immigration was not in status, as he'd previously told us, and experienced the chaos of his personality that we envisioned could cause problems similar to the ones he is facing now. We take our music seriously and want to work with professional and dedicated musicians and thus had to let Ryan go. It is unfortunate that within two weeks our concerns and hesitations for him have been proven right."
According to a posting at LACUNA COIL's official web site, the band have completed a second recording session for their upcoming album, tentatively due this fall via Century Media Records. Late last year, LACUNA COIL spent time in Milan in pre-production with producer Waldemar Sorychta (TIAMAT, GRIP INC., SAMAEL).
LACUNA COIL's as-yet-untitled new effort will be the follow-up to 2002's "Comalies", which has sold 196,408 copies
Taken from the official Novembers Doom website:
"To help us celebrate the release of The Pale Haunt Departure, hitting stores in one week on March 1st, we have released the promotional video for the title track. You will find several versions to choose from by following the links above, using [MEDIA] and [VIDEO} or by clicking HERE. Don't forget, there's still a week to pre-order from The End Records to receive the free poster. They start shipping tomorrow!"
Phil Anselmo is working on a new project, called Body And Blood. Little is know about it, except that Crowbar's Kirk Windstein (a former bandmate of Anselmo's in Down) and Valume Nob drummer Sid Montz are involved.
I couldn't pass up the opportunity to interrogate Behemoth's mainman Nergal after their blistering live performance in Worcester, MA last friday.
Gothique: First of all, tell me how's the tour been going?
Nergal: Very good so far. It's been our third, fourth tour in a row right now, so it's pretty much we jump from one tour to another so we got our reasons to be burned out but still. Today I was totally sick, I caught pneumonia with all this. I had an awful headache.
Gothique: You sounded very well on stage despite that.
Nergal: You know what- it's adrenaline and it's the people. My theory is that it's the people who make the show. And we just help them out, that's how it works. When you get such dedicated and extreme metal lovers you just can't suck, you know, you go totally mad. So that's what we did.More...