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Metal News for March 10, 2005

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19 news articles posted on this day.

Into Eternity To Support Stratovarius On Fall Tour

Currently on tour with Amorphis in support of their 2004 release Buried In Oblivion, Canada’s INTO ETERNITY have been added to Stratovarius’ fall tour package. Vocalist/lead guitarist Tim Roth commented, “We are really excited to be touring with Stratovarius and see this as an ideal package. We will be playing in front of a completely new audience, one for which we haven’t had the opportunity to play. All of us have been Stratovarius fans for years. We are fans of Tolkki’s guitar playing, Kotipelto’s voice, and also of Jens Johansson (keyboards) ever since he played with Yngwie Malmsteen. We met Kotipelto at ProgPower USA V last year and we begged him to take Into Eternity on tour, and now it’s a reality.”

After the Amorphis dates, INTO ETERNITY will play headlining shows across the Midwest and Canada. The complete list of Into Eternity's tour dates follow: More...

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Dark Funeral To Record New Album In May

Swedish black metal fiends DARK FUNERAL have posted the following update:

We are currently in our most creative period since the split with MNW/No Fashion. Lots of new songs are in process and you can be sure to expect the most devastating album from Dark Funeral ever!

In late May, we will enter Dug Out Studio with Daniel Bergstrand [In Flames, Meshuggah, Behemoth...etc] as producer to record the follow up to our tremenous success "Diabolis Interium". Album title is yet uncertain, but the album is scheduled for release through Regain Records in Autumn 2005.

In March/April we will be on tour throughout Europe and we expect to see all of you there!

DARK FUNERAL is one of the bands appearing on No Mercy Festival, which travels through Europe for a month. Also on the bill: SIX FEET UNDER, NILE, DISBELIEF, DYING FETUS, CATARACT and WYKKED WYTCH. Here's a list of the dates and countries: More...

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Shining Sign With Osmose Productions

Resurrected Swedish black metallers SHINING are now officially allied with the highly repected french record label Osmose Productions. They have signed a deal of two albums and the first one, "V / Besvikelsens Dystra Monotoni" is to be recorded in April.

To celebrate this event Osmose Productions and SHINING have decided to once and for all issue the first two albums "I / Within Deep Dark Chambers" and "II / Livets Ändhållplats" in luxurious digipack versions including one exclusive bonus track each and for the first time ever fully printed lyrics as well as linear notes. More...

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Doomshine Sign With Massacre Records

The German doomsters DOOMSHINE have put pen to paper on a deal with Massacre Records. Following the big succes with their last year's album "Thy Kingdoom come" (a.o. 10 x Dynamit, Rock Hard G), the band was also voted on rank 11 of the best newcomers in 2004 by the Rock Hard readers. Massacre have now taken over the band from Iron Glory. A new album though will take until 2006 says singer and bandleader Timmy Holz.

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The Old Dead Tree Enter Studio

French doomsters THE OLD DEAD TREE will have just entered the Stage One Studio, Germany. The band will again work with producer Andy Classen, who was very enthusiastic about their latest release "The Nameless Disease" : "All in all I like the result, I think it's a great album, which doesn't sound like anything I've heard so far, so I hope the band will come back again to Stage One Studio to do some more beautiful albums."

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My Insanity Travel To Kabul

German Gothic metal band MY INSANITY will travel to Kabul, Afghanistan to play in front of hundreds of soldiers from the ISAF NATO Contingent. The tour starts the 29th of April Cologne, Germany, followed by three days in Kabul and ending the 4th of May in Cologne.

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Throcult Part With Guitarist

Colorado black metallers THROCULT have enlisted the services of Dan Lynn (SILENCER) on second guitar for all upcoming shows. Former guitarist Nick Jackson left the band back in January In order to concentrate in other things. "The relationship [between] Nick and THROCULT will always continue [to be] great, we wish Nick the best," the band write in a press release.

In other news, THROCULT are still working on their first DVD, "Live Conjurations", recorded last Halloween in their hometown with a four-person camera crew. "So far the footage is looking great and we hope to get it done soon," the group write. "The DVD will include the entire live show, all THROCULT promotional videos, and some tracks from an old TV broadcast show filmed back in 2003 with the old lineup.

As previously reported, THROCULT will be appearing on this year Minneapolis Mayhem 2 festival, set to take place on May 6-7 at Star Central in Columbia Heights, Minnesota. Also scheduled to appear at the festival are SODOM, SADUS, SUMMON, DEW-SCENTED and THE CHASM, among others.

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Paradise Lost Enter German Charts

PARADISE LOST's new self-titled album — named in celebration of the group's 10th studio album since their full-length debut, "Lost Paradise", was released in 1990 — has entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 18.

"Paradise Lost" (G.U.N. Records) was recorded primarily at Chapel Studios in Lincolnshire, England under the guidance of producer Rhys Fulber (Fear Factory, Front Line Assembly). The follow-up to 2002's "Symbol of Life" is the group's first CD to feature drummer Jeff Singer (ex-Blaze).

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Doom And Grind Fest Update

NotCommon Records have released the lineup for the Doom and Grind Fest, scheduled for July 16 and 17, 2005. Originally slated to occur in Boston, the festival will now take place at The Living Room (23 Rathbone Street) in Providence, Rhode Island. Tickets are $12 a day or $20 for a two day pass.

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High On Fire Announce West Coast Dates

High on Fire have announced the following West Coast tour dates:

May 19: Sacramento, California - The Blue Lamp
May 20: Santa Cruz, California - Kresge Town Hall (KZSC-UC Fest)
May 21: San Jose, California - Blank Club
May 26: San Diego, California - The Casbah
May 27: Silver Lake, California – Echo
May 28: Long Beach, California - Alex`s Bar

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Devildriver Mixing Album

Devildriver's new album, "The Fury of Our Maker's Hand", is currently in the mixing process. The album is being mixed by Colin Richardson. Also, a studio report is available in Decibel magazine which covers when Devildriver was recording in the studio in Texas.

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Winter Solstice Visit WECS Radio

Tomorrow, Friday March 11th, two members of Winter Solstice (guitarist JT Turner, and drummer Duke Cuneo) will be dropping by 90.1 WECS Radio in Willimantic, CT at 10pm EST for a live interview, to spin some of their favorite metal tracks, to chat to fans via the phones, and to give some swag away on the air.

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Mustaine Says Megadeth Will Not Play Ozzfest 2005

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has shot down rumors that the band might have secured a slot on the main stage at this year's Ozzfest alongside BLACK SABBATH, IRON MAIDEN and the "Among the Living" lineup of ANTHRAX.

The band, who completed a U.S. headlining tour last December, are expected to top a package of several "name" acts this summer. More information will be made available soon. More...

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Rob Zombie Working On New Album

Rob Zombie is still working on his latest, as yet untitled album. And he's got a number of guests helping him out, including Tommy Lee, Josh Freese (both on drums) and Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland. Now that he's finished with his latest movie, it seems he'll turn back to music, lending some credit to the rumor Zombie may be planning an Ozzfest appearance this year.

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Judas Priest's 'Angel Of Retribution' Charts At 13

JUDAS PRIEST's "Angel of Retribution" has sold 57,522 copies in the United States during its first week of release to debut at No. 13 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

The group's first collection of new material in 14 years to feature singer Rob Halford, "Angel of Retribution" has given the band their highest ever career chart position in the U.S. The following are the peak U.S. chart positions for the PRIEST catalog:

#13 – "Angel of Retribution" (2005)
#165 - "Demolition" (2001)
#82 - "Jugulator" (1997)
#155 - "Metalworks" (1993)
#26 - "Painkiller" (1990)
#31 - "Ram It Down" (1988)
#38 - "Priest Live" (1987)
#17 - "Turbo" (1986)
#18 - "Defenders of the Faith" (1984)
#17 - "Screaming for Vengeance" (1982)
#39 - "Point of Entry" (1981)
#34 - "British Steel" (1980)
#70 - "Unleashed in the East" (1979)
#128 - "Hell Bent for Leather" (1978)
#178 - "Stained Class" (1978) More...

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Prostitute Disfigurement Sign With Neurotic

Dutch death metallers PROSTITUTE DISFIGUREMENT have inked a deal with Neurotic Records. The group's third album, "Left In Grisly Fashion", was recorded at Studio Excess (SINISTER, PYAEMIA, DISAVOWED) and is scheduled for release in late June. The 10-song follow-up to 2003's "Deeds of Derangement" (Morbid Records) contains guest vocal appearances by Robbe K (DISAVOWED, ARSEBREED) and Joey (PYAEMIA, ARSEBREED) and is said to "top everything that has been done before in the PROSTITUTE DISFIGUREMENT history." Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Bluedrum Torso", "Victims of the Absurd" and "Shotgun Horror".

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New Audioslave Album Details Revealed

Today (March 9) in Los Angeles, international media were played six new songs from AUDIOSLAVE's as-yet-untitled sophomore album, set for release on May 17 in the U.S. on Interscope. The first single, "Be Yourself", will be sent to radio within the next couple of weeks and an accompanying video, yet to be shot, will follow in April.

The album will have 12 tracks in total, including the following confirmed titles: "Be Yourself", "Doesn't Remind Me", "Out of Exile", "The Curse", "#1 Zero", "Your Time Has Come".

AUDIOSLAVE, who are currently mixing the album, are still considering which other six songs to put on the disc. The band has recorded 22 tracks in total.

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Haste the Day Studio Update, Tour Dates

Haste The Day is nearing completion on their new album, with only vocals remaining. The band expects to wrap up in a few days and begin mixing later this month. The tentative release date is June 7th via Solid State Records. Various shows are also on the horizon for Haste the Day:

3/12 Columbus, OH @ Scarlet and Grey Cafe
3/13 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
3/14 York, PA @ Spart's Den
4/15 Waverly, IA @ Wartburg College Players Theatre
4/16 Appleton, WI @ Met's House Concert Hall (Edgefest)
4/17 Ft. Wayne, IN @ Anchor Community Church
4/22 Worcester, MA @ New England Metal and Hardcore Fest
4/23 Wilmore, KY @ Ichthus Farm - Ichthus Festival
5/28 Del Mar, CA @ Del Mar Fairgrounds - Spirit West Coast
6/30 Bushnell, IL @ Cornerstone Festival
7/01 Bushnell, IL @ Cornerstone Festival

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Robert Plant Readies New Solo Album

Robert Plant is back with a highly-anticipated all new original album, Mighty Rearranger, out May 10th on Sanctuary Records. Mighty Rearranger finds Robert working again with his band, The Strange Sensation, who were so vital to his 2002 critically acclaimed and Grammy-nominated Dreamland album. The new album follows Plant's definitive solo retrospective in 2003 Sixty-Six To Timbuktu.

If you can't wait for the May 10 release, you can purchase and download the first single, "Shine It All Around," at the iTunes Music Store.

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