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Metal News for March 13, 2004

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6 news articles posted on this day.

Life Of Agony East Coast Tour Dates

Reunited New York metallers LIFE OF AGONY have lined up a new batch of East Coast tour dates.

LIFE OF AGONY are currently writing material for their first studio album since 1997's "Soul Searching Sun", tentatively due late 2004/early 2005 through an as-yet-undetermined label. Among the tracks set to be included on the CD is "Love To Let U Down", which the group have been performing during their recent live appearances.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Audioslave Have Completed 20+ New Songs

AUDIOSLAVE guitarist Tom Morello has told MTV.com that the band have completed between 20 and 25 songs for the follow-up to their acclaimed 2002 self-titled debut (which has sold over 2 million copies).

"The songs are heading in some places where none of the four of us have ever gone in our careers before," Morello said. "When we listen back to the daily tapes, we're surprised at the music that's jumping off of them. It's so inspiring to go down to rehearsal every day.

"There are so many songs now that depending on the choices we make, they could be totally different records," he added. "We could make it 'Back in Black', or we could make it 'The Joshua Tree'. But it's really exciting, and I'm looking forward to recording it and letting people in on it."

With regards to when the as-yet-untitled CD might come out, Morello said, "It will come out when it's right and when it's great and when we're through with it. We don't like to put an artificial time on it."

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Clutch Put 3 New Songs Online, New Tour Dates

Three tracks from CLUTCH's upcoming album, "Blast Tyrant", have been posted online for listening. You can check out the songs "The Mob Goes Wild", "Regulator", and "Subtle Hustle" at this location. "Blast Tyrant" is set to hit stores March 30 through DRT Entertainment.

CLUTCH have lined up a month-long tour in support of the new album. The band will be appearing with THE BAKERTON GROUP on all the dates, with SUPERJOINT RITUAL set to join the bill for one show. Here are the dates: More...

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Velvet Revolver's 'Contraband' Postponed Til June

The release date of VELVET REVOLVER's much-anticipated debut album, "Contraband", has been postponed to June 8 from the previously announced May 18, according to the web site of the group's record label, RCA Records. No reason was given for the delay. The album's first single, "Slither", will be delivered to radio for airplay consideration in April, according to the radio industry trade publication FMQB (Friday Morning Quarterback).

VELVET REVOLVER will film a video for "Slither" in early April. Director Kevin Kerslake is shooting interior and exterior scenes in Los Angeles and Europe (including catacombs footage in France), while the band will film their performance in early April after bassist Duff McKagan and guitarist Slash return from an overseas promotion tour for the upcoming CD.

"Contraband" will include twelve of the more than fifty tracks the band co-wrote before and after vocalist Scott Weiland (ex-STONE TEMPLE PILOTS) joined the lineup last spring. The CD was produced by Josh Abraham (LIMP BIZKIT, STAIND) and mixed by Andy Wallace (NIRVANA, WHITE ZOMBIE, LINKIN PARK, SLAYER, SEPULTURA). Mastering took place on December 19 in New York City.

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Isengard Part Ways With Bassist

Bassist Janne "Goat" Tillman is no longer a member of ISENGARD. After 12 years in the Swedish Power metal band, Goat left for family reason. "Goat was one of the founders of Isengard and will be missed as a great musician and a great band member. After all these years of playing together with Goat it's a great loss for me as the guitar player to find someone else that almost played what I wanted before I even told him, and as a highly skilled composer I sure will miss him but there is a time when you have to let the personal life take the first place in life. Good luck to your future plans and you know that you always will be a part of Isengar", says Ronnie Andréson. Isengard is currently trying out replacements for Goat.

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Visceral Bleeding Join Neurotic Records

VISCERAL BLEEDING inked a deal with Neurotic Records. Here's the press release from the label: “Swedish furious Death metal outfit Visceral Bleeding have just inked a deal with Neurotic Records for the release of their second full length album entitled "Transcend Into Ferocity" which will be the follow up to 2002's "Remnants Of Deprivation" album. "Transcend Into Ferocity" includes nine ferocious and precise death metal tracks including ‘Fury Unleashed’, ‘Fed To The Dogs’, ‘Fire Took His Face’, ‘When Pain Came To Town’ and ‘Indulge In Self Mutilation’. Apart from the nine songs there will also be a multimedia part including pictures, a biography as well as a professional recorded video clip of the song ‘Fury Unleashed’. "Transcend Into Ferocity" will see the light of day on May 11th 2004 which will be supported live intensively later on this year.”

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