Metal News for March 10, 2006
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19 news articles posted on this day.
According to Billboard.com, Volcano has set a May 2 North American release date for the new TOOL album, entitled "10,000 Days". The 77-minute, 11-song prog-metal odyssey, which is said to be "packed with plenty of eight minute-plus twisted riff-a-thons, odd-tempo polyrhythms and the band's trademark, eerie interludes" (according to Kerrang! magazine), is the follow-up to 2001's "Lateralus", which debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 2.3 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
As previously reported, TOOL will play their first U.S. show since late 2002 when it headlines the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival on April 30 in Indio, Calif. No other U.S. dates have been confirmed.
Afterward, TOOL will spend the first portion of the summer playing the European festival circuit, with dates on tap through July 9 at Finland's Turku Festival.
Here are TOOL's current tour dates: More...
Guitarist Henrik Johansson of the Swedish black metal band APOSTASY was murdered in his home Wednesday night/Thursday morning (March 8/9). "According to the police, his girlfriend stabbed him without known reason in his heart area and he bled to death before the ambulance showed up!" Edin said.
Added Fredric: "Rest in peace, dear brother and friend." More...
DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara (ex-COAL CHAMBER) has told MTV.com that the band will hit the road late spring for seven U.S. shows in support of VENOM.
"I'm doing it just to get the shirt," he joked.
While Fafara said his summer's still wide open — he believes DEVILDRIVER will tour in July and August as part of a big U.S. festival, but confirmed that the quintet "won't be doing Ozzfest and we won't be doing Sounds of the Underground." He added that there will be another headlining run kicking off in mid-September, with dates scheduled into early December. No accompanying bands have been confirmed for the trek yet, but Dez promises another brutal bill.
Before the year's out, Fafara hopes to have at least enough new songs written for DEVILDRIVER's third album, which he said they could start recording by this time next year. He said they've written four songs while they've been on the road and they're "heavy and brutal with lots of hooks, but definitely more technical — there's going to be a lot more riffage, because we want to kick it up for this next album."
Launch Radio Networks reports: ROB ZOMBIE is known for his spectacular live shows, but he's scaling things back a bit on his upcoming spring tour. Zombie told Launch that he still wants to give fans their money's worth without taking the focus off the music. "What I want to do is make it a big rock show where the human element of the band never gets lost, because I feel like that's what happened before a little bit," he explained. "It was a huge rock show, but the band was getting lost. This time I want to strike that delicate balance where, you know, you're getting the big show, but not to a point where the band becomes secondary to explosions."
Zombie begins a headlining U.S. tour on March 17 in Jacksonville, Florida, with LACUNA COIL and BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE along as support.
The touring line-up for Zombie's band includes longtime bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson, ex-MARILYN MANSON guitarist John 5 and former ALICE COOPER drummer Tommy Clufetos.
The former WHITE ZOMBIE frontman will be the featured musical guest on NBC-TV's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Wednesday, March 15.
Zombie's new album, "Educated Horses", comes out on March 28. The first single from the album, called "Foxy, Foxy", is accompanied by a video directed by Zombie.
Long-running Italian black/thrash metallers NECRODEATH have announced the addition of rhythm guitarist Pier Gonella (LABYRINTH) to the group's ranks. Gonella joins the band as the replacement for Claudio, who recently left NECRODEATH for personal reasons.
NECRODEATH have finished recording their sixth studio album, "100% Hate", and will fly to Sweden in the near future for the final mastering. The follow-up to 2003's "Ton(e)s of Hate" was recorded at Outer Sound studios in Rome and features a guest appearance by VENOM frontman Conrad "Cronos" Lant.
Cronos had the following to say following his recording session: "I've liked NECRODEATH since their first album - great intensity and enthusiasm, as well as heavy as fuck. It was a pleasure to record my voice for one of their new songs. Their new album promises to be a monster-sized slice of intense metal. Can't fuckin' wait. Hell yeah!!!"
Due on April 17 via Scarlet Records, "100% Hell" is described in a press release as "the most diverse NECRODEATH album to date, containing 10 furious tracks spanning from the fast thrashing assault of the mid-eighties to the groove-oriented sonic holocaust displayed with the latest efforts."
NECRODEATH's current lineup is completed by vocalist Flegias (CADAVERIA), guitarist Andy (ANDRASTA), bassist John (CADAVERIA, DYNABYTE, RAZA DE ODIO) and drummer Peso (RAZA DE ODIO).
Milwaukee's Broken Aside will enter the studio on April 16h with Adam Tucker to record their debut full-length, titled "Waking Life." According to guitarist Scott Okarma, "The CD's message is similar to the idea's presented in the film Waking Life, as well as other provocative books and films. We are really attempting to create a CD that is profound both musically, and aesthetically." Funeral Verse Records will release the effort in early-June.
Into Eternity have issued an album update and announced the return of original drummer Jim Austin, at least for the recording of thenew album. Here's the update:
"The new album is still underway for us. Right now we are looking at 11 songs for the new album. Each song is a bit more compact compared to what we usually have done in the past. Seven of the songs clock in at just over 3 minutes. I thought it would be different to try to fit in multiple time changes and riffs/solos in a shorter time frame. I know I have a low attention span when it comes to long songs, movies or whatever the case may be, so it is a small change for us. Every song is going to still have a lot going on, so our style will still be intact."
"Now on to the main reason for this update. Into Eternity would like to welcome back our original drummer Jim Austin, who will be playing on our new record. Everybody is familiar with Jim's drumming style from our albums "Into Eternity" , "Dead or Dreaming" and "Buried In Oblivion". We are all happy that Jim is willing to help us out with this new record."
"Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, we should point out that this arrangement is just for the recording of the album. Jim has a good job now that we wouldn't want him to lose. I think that this will be a good step for us and it will help maintain our sound that we have crafted for almost 10 years now."
The Grind Your Face Off VI Festival taking place on Thurdsay June 22nd at the Post, 2 miles South of Mandan, ND has announced its lineup of bands. The all-ages show runs from 11:00am-1:00am and costs $7.00 for admission. Here's the lineup:
Black Market Fetus (Iowa crust/grind)
Skarp (Seattle WA grind on alternetive tenticles)
Mouth Sewn Shut (Boston MA crust memebers of TOXIC NARCOTIC on rodent popsicle)
Bristle (Seattle WA crust on rodent popsicle)
Margudergrind (Washington DC grind on robotic empire)
Clusterfux (Dener CO thrash on rodent popsicle)
Paria (Nebraska metalcore on black market activities)
Capsule (Miami Flordia metalcore on robotic empire ex Tyranny Of Shaw)
Back When (NE doom)
Raise The Red Lantern (Chicago IL screamo)
Wrath (Minneapolis crust ex Path of Destruction,Shitlist,Terminal Aspect)
The Moment (Rockford IL post punk)
The Crinn (Minneapolis MN metalcore)
ADAI (Denver CO doom ex Yuriko)
Slightly Less Than Nothing (Seattle WA thrash/crust)
Battlefields (Fargo doom ex DOFH,Black Letter)
Her Seduction (Fargo grind)
Until The Bitterend (Grand Forks screamo)
Viper Strike (digital grind)
Between The Skies (post hardcore)
Kimmy Gibbler (Fargo ska)
The End Times (Minot grindcore)
Crimes Of The Conspiracy (Minot Hardcore Punk)
Oblivious Enslavement (Minot black metal)
Prologue of Marianas Fall (metalcore)
You Had Me at Gun Point (screamo)
Peace For a Broken Heart (screamo)
Me and You Crew (Fargo hip hop)
Descry (Fargo metalcore)
Picture Bleeds Paint (MT post hardcore)
NeX (blackened death metal)
The Throne The Scroll (metalcore)
British Doom Metallers MY DYING BRIDE have been confirmed as the headliners of the 6th annual Bloodstock Festival to be held at the Assembly Rooms in Derby, UK on 29th-30th September 2006. MY DYING BRIDE are only the second UK band to have headlined the event, previously SAXON headlined in 2001 and 2003.
The current Bloodstock line-up is shaping up as follows:
AXEL RUDI PELL
MY DYING BRIDE
Another 6 bands are to be announced over the forthcoming weeks, including 2 special slots given over to bands that have entered a raffle to play the show. Any band interested in entering the raffle should contact the organisers at the BLOODSTOCK festivals new website.
In related news, the second BLOODSTOCK OPEN-AIR festival is taking place on July 14th-15th 2006 at Catton Hall, South Derbyshire, UK. Currently confirmed bands are:
More bands will be announced over the forthcoming weeks. Tickets (which will be sent out during April) for both shows are available from bloodstock.uk.com.
Southern California's Force Of Change will release their four-song demo in April through This Blessing This Curse Recordings. The CD version of the demo will include a cover song by A Chorus Of Disapproval, while the 7" vinyl version will be limited, with several colors available.
The Minor Times have written roughly 3/4 of their next album. As of late the group has been demoing new songs in their practice space and hope to post a demo track online within the coming months.
FHM caught up with Lacuna Coil frontwoman Cristina Scabbia, and asked the singer how she's treated by her male fans. "They're nice in front of me," she said. "They don't behave like female groupies do with guys. If a male fan showed me his private parts, I would be like, 'What the fu** do you want?' I'd also laugh at a guy who was convinced that he could get me with such a stupid trick." Other topics include cooking, if “Italians do it better” and her penne pasticciate recipe.
Read the full article at For Him Magazine.
As I Lay Dying's video to their latest single 'The Darkest Nights', from the album 'Shadows Are Security' is online. You can check it out on YouTube.com.
As previously reported, As I Lay Dying has been confirmed for this year's second annual Sounds of the Underground Tour along with Gwar, In Flames, Trivium, Cannibal Corpse, Terror, the Black Dahlia Murder, Behemoth, the Chariot and Through the Eyes of the Dead.
The Sounds of the Underground organizers are taking a different approach to this summer's festival by keeping the number of bands on the bill down and extending the length of set times. Last year most bands got no more than 30 minutes to play. Dates for the tour have not yet been announced and tickets are expected to go on sale in late March.
The initial dates for Ozzfest 2006 have been announced. The tour dates are as follows:
Jul. 01 - San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
Jul. 02 - Sacramento, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
Jul. 07 - Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Pavilion
Jul. 08 - San Bernardino, CA @ Hyundai Pavilion
Jul. 14 - Kansas City, KS @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jul. 15 - St. Louis, MO @ UMB Bank Pavilion
Jul. 16 - Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Jul. 19 - Detroit, MI @ DTE Music Energy Center
Jul. 21 - Columbus, OH @ Germain Amphitheatre
Jul. 22 - East Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre
Jul. 23 - Indianapolis, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
Jul. 26 - Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion
Jul. 27 - Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Jul. 29 - New York, NY @ Randall's Island
Jul. 30 - Hartford, CA @ New England Dodge Music Center
Aug. 01 - Boston, MA @ Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
Aug. 04 - Camden, NJ @ Tweeter Center at The Waterfront
Aug. 05 - Bristow, VA @ Nissan Pavilion
Aug. 06 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Virginia Beach
Aug. 09 - Raleigh, NC @ Alltel Pavilion
Aug. 13 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Sound Advice Amphiheatre
To recap, the official lineup for this year's Ozzfest is as follows:
OZZY OSBOURNE (10 shows only)
SYSTEM OF A DOWN
**Major main-stage band to be announced on May 23
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY
Second Stage (rotating):
A LIFE ONCE LOST
STRAPPING YOUNG LAD
THE RED CHORD
FULL BLOWN CHAOS
WALLS OF JERICHO
ALL THAT REMAINS
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
After a month long tour of Europe, Staind is gearing up for another rock-filled tour in the US. The band will be headlining the Jagermeister Tour with special guests, Three Days Grace and Hurt.
Here are the Jagermeister Tour Dates so far:
4/20 Mcallen, TX
4/22 Lubbock, TX
4/23 San Angelo, TX
4/25 Tulsa, OK
4/26 Wichita Falls, TX
4/28 Pensacola, FL
4/29 Zephyrhills, FL
4/30 Orlando, FL
5/03 Little Rock, AR
5/06 Jackson, MS
California metalers Zero Hour have announced a new lead singer:
"Jasun, Troy & Mike are very pleased to announce that Chris Salinas (formerly of Power of Omens) is the new vocalist for Zero Hour. The guys couldn't ask for a better person and vocalist for the band. This will be the lineup for many CDs and live appearances."
"Zero Hour recorded a track to see how the four members would work together in the studio (Finding out from our past that this is a very, very important issue with band) and that everyone was willing to put in the maximum effort possible. The results are simply the best Zero Hour has ever had and we are excited to share a 2 minute clip of the song "Evidence of the Unseen". Zero Hour has written all the material for "Specs of Pictures Burnt Beyond" and looks to track all the material once Zero Hour has finished negotiations for the new disc."
"Thank you all for your continued support and this Zero Hour CD WILL push the limits to this date for Zero Hour fans."
Facedowninshit will tour the U.S. extensively in coming months. Here's the latest tour schedule:
dates w/ Deadbird
3/13 Chattanooga, TN @ Ziggy's
3/14 Nashville, TN @ The Muse w/ Rumpelstiltskin Grinder
3/15 Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music w/ Municipal Waste, Rumpelstiltskin Grinder, more
3/16 Fort Worth, TX @ Wreck Room w/ Municipal Waste, Torche, more
3/18 Austin, TX @ Room 710 (Relapse Records SXSW Showcase)
dates w/ Municipal Waste, Deadbird
3/19 Houston, TX @ The White Swan
3/20 Baton Rouge, LA @ The Darkroom
3/21 Huntsville, AL @ Liberty Design
3/22 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn w/ Withered
3/23 Tampa, FL @ Skatepark Of Tampa Transitions Art Gallery
3/24 Gainesville, FL @ Common Grounds
3/25 Orlando, FL @ Wills Pub
dates w/ Deadbird
3/26 Savannah, GA @ Le Morte Rouge
3/27 Myrtle Beach, SC @ The Social
3/28 Charleston, SC @ Cumberlands
3/29 Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox Laundrolounge
3/30 Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone
3/31 Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz w/ Municipal Waste, Baroness, Magrudergrind
4/1 Washington, DC @ The Warehouse Next Door w/ Lord
4/2 Philadelphia, PA @ Firehouse Bikeshop w/ Black Cobra, The Body, Bonedust
4/7 Harrisonburg, VA @ James Madison University (MacRock 2006)
4/19 Pittsburgh, PA @ Oakland Cafe
4/23 Miami, FL @ Churchhill's
5/2 Phoenix, AZ @ Phix Gallery
5/3 Tijuana, Mexico The Doberman Bar
5/5 Los Angeles, CA @ The Blvd.
5/6 Richmond, CA @ Burnt Ramen w/ Voetsek, Witch Hunt, more
5/9 Mckinleyville, CA @ Six Rivers Brewery
5/10 Eugene, OR @ The Samurai Duck w/ Human Certainty, Age
5/16 Salt Lake City, UT @ The House
5/17 Denver, CO @ 15th St. Tavern
5/20 Minneapolis, MN @ Cum City w/ Faggot, Monsters of Pot
5/21 Madison, WI @ Mierde Verde Warehouse
5/25 Ft. Wayne, IN @ The Viking Dojo w/ Gates of Slumber
5/26 Youngstown, OH @ Nyabinghi w/ Orange Goblin, Scissorfight, more
5/27 Norfolk, VA @ Peppermint Club w/ Disfear, 9 Shocks Terror, more
5/29 Washington, DC @ Rock n Roll Hotel w/ Disfear, 9 Shocks Terror, more
Buckethead is out with the video from his new single 'We Are One', featuring vocals from Serj Tankian of System of a Down, from Bucket's Tankian produced album 'Enter The Chicken'. You can watch it online at Buckethead's myspace.
Checking in from Canada on the Enemy Of God II tour (Kreator, NAPALM DEATH, A Perfect Murder, and The Undying), NAPALM DEATH vocalist Barney Greenway said, "The tour with Kreator has been really great for us so far, and in many places even better than we expected. In truth, I don't think Napalm has ever really been a 'flavor of the month' band, but what has been good is that even Kreator's more traditional thrash fans that might not really care for Napalm, have been taken back by our intensity and have said they will check out our albums. It's been good and if we haven't seen you yet, we'll see you soon.”
NAPALM DEATH will be touring North America with Kreator through the end of March. After the tour’s completion the band will continue working on tracks for the follow-up to last year’s critically acclaimed album, The Code Is Red… Long Live The Code.