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Metal News for March 10, 2003

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19 news articles posted on this day.

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Inez Touring With Black Label Society

Since Trujillo has taken the job with Metallica, bassist Mike Inez (Ozzy Osbourne, Alice In Chains) will be playing bass for the group’s west coast run and Japan tour.

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Metallica Video Of Trujillo Audition

Metallica have posted up a video of new bassist Robert Trujillo auditioning for the band last November. Fans can see this here. (Note: site seems to be down at the moment for exceeding bandwidth limitations.)

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Staind Grey

Staind are to title their new album ’14 Shades Of Grey’. The record, produced by Josh Abraham, is due out in early May through Elektra.

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Kalmah Recording Third Album

At the moment, Kalmah are in the process of recording their third album. And from what we’ve heard, everything has worked out well thus far. The upcoming album, their third for Spikefarm, will be titled “Swampsong” and will contain 9 brand new Kalmah songs. The release date in Finland is June 30th. There are no confirmed dates for other countries yet.

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Black League Mention Tentative Album Title

Now here’s a treat to all you people waiting for the new The Black League album. The tentative title is “Man’s Ruin Revisited” and the recordings will most likely begin in June this year.

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Babylon Whores Update

The Babylon Whores have issued the following update. With hopes set for a late 2003 release, Babylon have started writing material for their fourth album. While no Finnish dates are scheduled for this period, the business of the European tour still remains unfinished. Live and learn. As always, the web site will probably be revamped to coincide with the forthcoming album, too.

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The Bled Part with Vocalist

Arizona's The Bled have parted ways with vocalist Adam Goss. Consequently, former roadie and long-time friend of the band James Munoz has taken his place. According to the group, "there is no bad blood between the band and Adam, just a matter of different goals." Meanwhile, The Bled will be entering the studio with Beau Burchell (As Hope Dies) on March 29th to record their debut full-length for Fiddler Records. The album, entitled "Pass The Flask," will be out in early-Summer. Look for the group to be touring later this year in support of its release.

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Horna Recording Spilt with Behexen

Horna are currently recording their delayed split EP with Behexen. This split was first announced in 2001, but due to label problems, was never released. The guys are also recording one new track for a compilation album on Blut & Eisen Productions, as well as two other tracks for a split 7" with Ouroboros, which will be released through Lookinglassblack Records.

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Magus Noctum Searching for Members

The Slovene group of Magus Noctum are currently in search of a vocalist. They recently parted ways with Gorr, and are looking at all applicants. The band is also looking to pick up a second guitarist, so if you're interested, be sure to get in touch with the band.

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Dimmu Borgir Album Update

According to Dimmu Borgir guitarist Silenoz, Nick Barker is currently working on the drum tracks for their forthcoming album, due out in September through Nuclear Blast. The band are also using a 46-piece orchestra from Prague for the symphonic parts. Silenoz remarked: “I can't wait to see the face expressions on people when they hear the final result! It's all gonna sound awesome once it's finished!”

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Strapping Young Lad European Tour Dates

Strapping Young Lad’s upcoming European tour, entitled Keep It In The Family, will include the following dates:
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Konkhra Post New Song Online

A brand new Konkhra track, titled "Grapes Of Wrath", has been posted online in streaming audio at this location. "Grapes Of Wrath" comes off the Danish group's long-awaited new CD, "Reality Check", due on April 27 in G.A.S. (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) and on May 10 in the rest of the world through Code666 Records. "Reality Check" was recorded at Konkhra frontman Anders Lundemark's own Starstruck Studio and is the group's first since their split with longtime label Diehard Records. A video for "Warmonger" was recently filmed and will be serviced to various video outlets during the coming weeks.

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Nile Drummer Helps out Malevolent Creation

Long-running Florida death metallers Malevolent Creation have replaced touring drummer Ariel Alvarado with Nile skinsman Tony Laureano. Tony is no stranger to the Malevolent Creation camp, having toured the U.S. and Europe with the band on their "In Cold Blood" tour in 1997. Tony is prepared to sit in on the drums until a permanent drummer is found as long as it does not interfere with Nile's schedule. Interested drummers can submit promo material or contact the band at Ualldie@aol.com. Drummers must be prepared to relocate and have an open schedule for a lot of touring. "No pussies or rock stars please!!!!!" More...

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"Bonded By Metal" Dates

A few more dates for the upcoming "The Bonded By Metal Over Europe Tour 2003" have been announced. The trek — which will include appearances by Exodus, Nuclear Assault, Agent Steel, Behemoth, Mortician, Carnal Forge, Occult and Callenish Circle — will hit the following cities during October:

Oct. 10 – Eindhoven, NETH @ Effenaar
Oct. 11 – Antwerpen, BEL @ Hof Ter Loo
Oct. 12 – Paris, FRA @ La Locomotive
Oct. 13 – Essen, GER @ Zeche Carl
Oct. 14 – Berlin, GER @ Columbia Halle Fritz
Oct. 16 – Praha, CZ @ Lucerna Music Club
Oct. 17 – Bischofswerda, GER @ Hanger

More dates will be announced soon.

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H.I.M. Play "pre-launch" show

Finnish goth metallers H.I.M. played a "pre-launch" show for their upcoming album, "Love Metal", on Saturday, March 8 at the Grosse Freiheit Club in Hamburg, Germany.

The group's complete set list for the evening was as follows: More...

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For My Pain Post Album Cover Online

For My Pain is the new Finnish "goth metal" supergroup featuring Tuomas Holopainen (Nightwish) on keyboards, Altti Veteläinen (ex-Eternal Tears of Sorrow) on bass, Lauri Tuohimaa (Embraze) on guitar, Olli-Pekka Törrö (ex-Eternal Tears of Sorrow) on guitar, Juha Kylmänen (Reflection) on vocals, and Petri Sankala (ex-Eternal Tears of Sorrow) on drums, have posted the cover artwork for their debut CD, "Fallen", at this location. "Fallen" was recorded at Tico-Tico studios and is slated for release on Mar. 31 through Spinefarm Records.

The complete track listing for the CD is as follows: More...

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Immortal Not Confirmed for Blackest of the Black

Despite reports to the contrary, a source close to the Immortal camp has informed Blabbermouth.net that the band have not yet officially accepted a slot on the upcoming "Blackest Of The Black" tour, also featuring Danzig, Superjoint Ritual and The Haunted. "Immortal were offered the dates, but have NOT confirmed ANYTHING AT ALL, NOTHING," the source said. "They have other commitments that they MIGHT not be able to get out of to do this... The offer just came in Friday [March 7], for Christ's sakes."

As previously reported, the "Blackest of The Black" festival tour will consist of three West Coast dates in early May. If these shows are successful, a full-length "Blackest of The Black" U.S. tour will take place in November, featuring a completely new lineup of bands (with Danzig as the headliner).

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Skinless Issue Album Update

New York death metallers Skinless had the following to say about the making of their new album, From Sacrifice To Survival, with producer Neil Kernon (Nevermore, Red Harvest).

"The whole process of making this record has been
intense and interesting, we've been working 12- 15 hour days and really pouring our souls into it," explains frontman and overall nice guy S. Webber. "Drums were first to be done and John did an amazing job, really pushing him self to the limit... This record has the fastest Skinless part ever but also has the slowest parts we've ever written, there are incredible dynamics and elements never before heard from Skinless...."

Continues Webber: "Guitars are being finished up right now, we have found the perfect guitar tone that simply SLAYS!!! Noah is so metal, there are more metal influences on this record and some grindier parts as well, it lays the ground work for interesting vocal patterns for me to create... More...

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