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Metal News for March 11, 2005

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Scott Weiland Recounts Drug Days w/ Courtney Love

Velvet Revolver front man Scott Weiland tells Esquire magazine that he spent one crazy month at the Chateau Marmont with Courtney Love. "We shot drugs the whole time," he alleged. "Most of the time she just walked around in panties. ... Gettin' high with her was sort of like watching a reality show unfold. It was very entertaining."

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Norma Jean Debuts Inside Billboard 100

Norma Jean's new album O' God The Aftermath has debuted at #62 on the Billboard Top 200 after moving close to 20,000 units.

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.Omission. Sings To Reflections Records

.Omission. has signed To Reflections Records and here is what the indie label had to say about the signing:

“Refuse regress” . In this time where the whole music scene suffers from complexity, subgenres and meaningless images a vacuum appeared. Unwritten laws dictating bands to find their own little niche, rehashing the same old story, pleasing their audience in serious need of something easy to digest. Music as a fastfood consumption. .OMISSION. might not be an exception on this phenomenon... However, the shell of image had to be cracked and the vacuum had to be filled.

Without falling into the schizofrenia the current music-scene is stuck in today, .OMISSION. blends their hardcore roots with a solid rock hook, resulting in sheer agression but based on groove. It isn't very often that dangerous rock could make a person feel so good as with .OMISSION.'s anthemic songs with their heartfelt content.

.OMISSION. started out as four tight friends who just wanted to rock out, free from any pretense but just to bring something new on the table. However, the immediate and lasting impression made on the Dutch hardcore crowd proved everbody that this new creature shouldn't go unnoticed. A small amount of demotapes were made although its demand exceeded all expectations, that's why the same recordings were re-released on a 7" with the help of Reflections Records. With their unique ability to fuse the explosive aspects of hardcore with catchy riffs .OMISSION. played the Netherlands extensively and gained quite some exposure to a wide audience. The rock solid connection of full-on mayhem and melody took a step further and is gonna be captured on their debut album entitled “Refuse Regress” . This product of a young band reflects their own strong identity they carved out by hard-hitting songs and relevant lyrical content, a symbiosis of uplifting sounds and heart-consuming despair.

To put it down shortly: We're very happy to, again, start working with a band we consider our friends. .OMISSION. is, in our humble opinion, one of the most promising bands in todays hardcore scene. The band will start recording next month and the expected release date for their debut album “Refuse Regress” is June 21, 2005.

For more information on .Omission., check out their web site at thisisomission.net/.

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Lacuna Coil Tour Dates, Studio Photos Posted

LACUNA COIL have lined up the following dates during the coming months:

May 21 - Rotonde Festival - Hirson, FRA
Jun. 4-5 - Rock Im Park - Nurnberg, GER
Jun. 4-5 - Rock Am Ring - Nurburgring, GER
Jun. 11 - Gods Of Metal - Bologna, ITA
Jun. 12 - Download Festival - Donington Park, UK
Jun. 24 - Fury Fest - Le Mans, FRA
Jun. 26 - Graspop - Dessel, BEL
Aug. 13-14 - M'ere Luna - Hildensheim, GER

As previously reported, LACUNA COIL recently 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). Check out photos from the recording studio at LacunaCoil.it.

LACUNA COIL's as-yet-untitled new effort will be the follow-up to 2002's "Comalies", which has sold around 200,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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More 'Battle For Ozzfest' Tour Dates Announced

Three of the bands that competed in the "Battle for Ozzfest" contest ? A DOZEN FURIES, CYN (CURSE YOUR NAME; formely CYNDER) and MANNTIS ? will be teaming up for the "Battle for Ozzfest" tour beginning in late March. Confirmed dates so far, according to Ozzfest.com:

Mar. 26 - Hollywood, CA @ The Avalon Theater
Mar. 28 - Phoenix, AZ @ Martini Ranch
Apr. 01 - El Paso, TX @ Xcape
Apr. 05 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
Apr. 06 - New Orleans, LA @ Howlin' Wolf
Apr. 12 - Minneapolis, MN @ Ascot Room (at The Quest)
Apr. 13 - Chicago, IL @ Durty Nellies
Apr. 14 - Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
Apr. 15 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's Hall
Apr. 16 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's
Apr. 17 - Cleveland, OH @ Odeon
Apr. 20 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
Apr. 21 - Boston, MA @ Axis
Apr. 22 - Washington, DC @ Nation

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Deepsend Records Signs Deal w/ Century Media

Deepsend Records has signed an exclusive distribution deal with Century Media Records. The deal will cover North and South America and will see the re-issue of Deepsend back catalog titles, as well as all future releases.

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Black My Heart Prepare To Record Album

Black My Heart will enter Boston's New Alliance Audio in April to record their debut album for Eulogy Recordings. The effort is tentatively slated for an August release.

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