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Metal News for March 14, 2008

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30 news articles posted on this day.

Keep Of Kalessin Sign To Nuclear Blast Records

Nuclear Blast Records welcome KEEP OF KALESSIN to their label with the following message:

"Indie Recordings and Nuclear Blast are proud to finally announce their collaboration in the signing of epic extreme metal masters, KEEP OF KALESSIN."

"The band of former SATYRICON live guitar player Obsidian C. has so far, in addition to the legendary Reclaim EP, released three highly acclaimed albums since its formation back in 1994 and is now ready to conquer the world with it..s forth offering. The highly anticipated new album entitled, Kolossus, is scheduled to be released in June 2008. Expect nothing less than a masterpiece!" More...

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Jamey Jasta Invades SXSW

Jamey Jasta, the voice of HATEBREED, ICEPICK and KINGDOM OF SORROW, will headline the Monster Energy sponsored showcase at RED 7 (outdoor patio stage) on Saturday, March 15th at 4:30pm.

"So far I've only done a few solo shows” Jasta explains, “but they've been killer and the crowds have been great. It's just a fun way for me to play small clubs and bars and perform songs from all 3 bands that I’m in, as well as cover some of my favorite metal and hardcore tracks.”

Jamey Jasta and the rest of the guys in HATEBREED have taken a few months off to work on personal projects but will rejoin forces to prepare and film their highly anticipated, first ever released LIVE DVD in the band’s history by documenting their sold out show in Detroit, IL at Harpos on March 29th. In true Jasta form, he has still maintained a break neck schedule by just releasing the long awaited labor of love, KINGDOM OF SORROW (Relapse Records) self titled debut with close friend Kirk Windstein (Down/Crowbar) which entered the Billboard’s New Artist chart at #2. If Jamey’s schedule isn’t busy enough, he has recently been spending extra hours in his home recording studio working on his solo project. “I am in such a great space creatively, these days”, proclaimed Jasta, “I have been writing profusely on my solo material. I don’t have a release date in mind for this project, but my studio work is certainly sharpening my vocal and writing skills for the next HATEBREED studio album which is going to be completely next level!”

Jamey Jasta’s backing band for his solo SXSW performance will be held down by Connecticut’s own underground hardcore veterans, PHANTOMS, who will also be playing a set of their own early in the day. “These guys are insane, just a raw vicious ball of energy,” Jasta said of having Phantoms, “they are a killer band that will make this performance a special one!”

March 15th – 2008 – Saturday
RED 7 – Monster Energy Showcase
611 E 7th St. (@ Red River Street)
Austin, TX 78701

The event schedule:
JASTA 4:35pm to 5:15pm
In This Moment 3:50pm 4:20pm
At All cost 3:05pm to 3:35pm
Black Tide 2:20pm to 2:50pm
On A Pale Horse 1:45pm to 2:05pm
Aizen 1:10pm to 1:30pm
Phantoms 12:35pm to 12:55pm
Subversa 12:00 to 12:20pm

**Hydro Da Hero will will perform a track during set changes**

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Incantations's Allentown Show To Be Filmed

INCANTATION will record (via Biz R Entertainment) their March 14, 2008 concert at the Metal Massacre Fest in Allentown, PA for a possible DVD and or CD release sometime in the future.

INCANTATION’s "Forsaken Throne of Golgotha" tour 2008 lineup is:

Craig Pillard (ONWARD TO GOLGOTHA, MORTAL THRONE OF NAZARENE, FORSAKEN MOURNING OF ANGELIC ANGUISH) – Vocals
John McEntree (FUNERUS) – Guitar
Chuck Sherwood (BLOOD STORM) – Bass
Alex Bouks (GOREAPHOBIA) – Guitar
Jim Roe - (ONWARD TO GOLGOTHA, MORTAL THRONE OF NAZARENE) - Drums

Commented INCANTATION mainman John McEntee: "It’s been great to play the old songs again with Craig and Jim. Alex and Chuck have also been doing an amazing job. The songs just sound so aggressive and incredibly heavy with this line up we had to take Biz R Entertainment up on there offer to record the show. We look forward to another kick ass night of blasphemous death metal. On behalf of the other guys in the band we want to thank everyone for coming out and showing your support, you made this experience truly amazing."

The band’s seventh album, "Primordial Domination", was released in 2006 on Ibex Moon Records.

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Municipal Waste's SXSW Performance Live Tonight

If you're not lucky enough to be in Austin, Texas for SXSW right now, Hot Topic, Xbox Live and Rock Band will be bringing SXSW to YOU. TONIGHT at 8:30 PM PST (11:30PM EST). Log on here to watch two killer shows from SXSW, featuring MUNICIPAL WASTE alongside a slew of the most buzz-worthy metal acts going today.

Here are the rest of Municipal Waste's tour dates:

March 14 1808 Club - SXSW Austin, Texas
March 15 Waterloo Park - SXSW Austin, Texas
March 16 The Crossing San Antonio, Texas
March 18 Sluggo’s Pensecola, Florida
March 19 State Theater St Petersburg, Florida
March 20 Common Grounds Gainesville, Florida
March 21 The Drunken Unicorn Atlanta, Georgia
March 22 The Canal Club (downstairs) Richmond, Virginia More...

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Iron Maiden Announce More U.S. Tour Dates

From on stage earlier tonight (Friday, March 14) at a packed Izod Center New Jersey, IRON MAIDEN vocalist Bruce Dickinson announced the second and final U.S. leg of their eagerly anticipated "Somewhere Back In Time - World Tour 08".

Tickets for IRON MAIDEN's current dates at the Los Angeles Forum and New Jersey's Izod Centre having sold out months in advance, the band will return for more major USA concerts this summer which will take them to a number of cities they have not played in many years along with a return to the New York area at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey on June 14 and Madison Square Garden in New York City on June 15.

Tickets for these shows will go on sale to the public soon as listed below.

A special pre-sale will be made available exclusively to members of the IRON MAIDEN fan club.

Newly announced IRON MAIDEN tour dates:

June 11 - Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena* (on sale 3/22/08)
June 12 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center (on sale 3/29/08)
June 14 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center (on sale 3/22/08)
June 15 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden (on sale 3/22/08)
June 17 - Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Centre (on sale 3/29/08)
June 18 - Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion (on sale 3/29/08)
June 20 - Mansfield, MA @ Tweeter Center for The Peforming Arts (on sale 28/08)

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Arsis Post Three Tracks Off New Album Online

A special MySpace preview page for ARSIS’ forthcoming album, "We Are The Nightmare," has been launched here

In addition to the title track, you have an opportunity to hear two more songs from the CD: "Shattering The Spell" and "Servants To The Night".

"We Are the Nightmare" will be released on April 15 through Nuclear Blast Records. Produced by Zeuss (AGNOSTIC FRONT, HATEBREED, MUNICIPAL WASTE) at Planet Z Studios in Massachusetts and mastered by Alan Douches (KATAKLYSM, UNEARTH, SHADOWS FALL), the album features the following track listing:

01. We Are The Nightmare
02. Shattering The Spell
03. Sightless Wisdom
04. Servants To The Night
05. Failing Winds Of Hopeless Greed
06. Overthrown
07. Progressive Entrapment
08. A Feast For The Liar’s Tongue
09. My Oath To Madness
10. Failure’s Conquest More...

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The Funeral Pyre Post New Album Cover Art Online

Prosthetic Records issues the following press release:

Los Angeles' THE FUNERAL PYRE has launched a brand new MySpace layout design in support of their forthcoming album, "Wounds". Head on over to the band's MySpace page to check out the cover art, latest news and merch. Wounds will be out May 27 on Prosthetic Records and we'll have music posted online shortly. The record sounds great so far and Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Through The Eyes of the Dead, Goatwhore) is currently wrapping up the mixing and mastering process.

THE FUNERAL PYRE live dates are as follows:
3/20 Los Angeles, CA – Relax Bar (with Yakuza, Withered, Exhausted Prayer)
4/18 Hollywood, CA – The Knitting Factory (Murderfest day one with Converge, The Red Chord, Baroness, Genghis Tron, more)

(Wounds US tour)
5/23 Los Angeles, CA – TBA
5/24 Phoenix, AZ – TBA
5/25 Albuquerque, NM – TBA
5/26 Denver, CO – TBA
5/27 Omaha, NE – TBA
5/28 Salina, KS – TBA
5/29 Salina, KS – TBA
5/30 Dallas, TX – TBA
5/31 Houston, TX – TBA
6/01 Beaumont, TX – TBA
6/02 Austin, TX – TBA
6/03 San Antonio, TX – TBA
6/04 Corpus Christi, TX – TBA
6/05 El Paso, TX – TBA
6/06 Tucson, AZ – TBA
6/07 Yuma, AZ – TBA
6/08 Las Vegas, NV – TBA
6/09 Reno, NV – TBA
6/10 Portland, OR – TBA
6/11 Eugene, OR – TBA
6/12 Fresno, CA – TBA

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Gruesome Stuff Relish Announce More US Shows

Spain’s GRUESOME STUFF RELISH, whose new album Horror Rises From the Tomb is now available, have announced the following U.S. dates for May:

May 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Tritone w/ Ex Dementia, Bitchslicer
May 21 - North Arlington, NJ @ Hartley’s w/ Fuck…I’m Dead, The Day Everything Became Nothing
May 25 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar (Maryland Deathfest)

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Darkane Issue Second Studio Video Update

Drummer Peter Wildoer of the Swedish thrashers DARKANE has issued the following update from the recording sessions for the group's new studio album, due later in the year via Nuclear Blast Records:

"Hey there metal headz!"

"Here is the second video blog from the studio. This video features setting up the drums, tuning, putting mics on the kit and me jamming on the drums. This means a lot of true drum nerd stuff!"

"As you might notice we'll be trying to put up this video blog quite frequently and the next one will feature me recording the drums. So until then, enjoy this in-depth drum video."
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Sleepytime Gorilla Museum Book Show Dates

California avant-garde metallers, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, issue the following update:

"New shows! Are they not grand?! We promise to play each of these shows with great fervor. In fact, with increasingly greater fervor, until we combust. On stage! (all shows, with the exception of Vancouver, will feature the talented Mr. Jason Webley for your listening and dancing pleasure)"

"We then will be attending the wedding of our famous illuminator, Mr. Allen Wilner! Sorry ladies!"

"And then, for the ladder half of July, the Sleepytime Gorilla Museum will be filming a short, documentary feature: 'The Last Human Being.'" More...

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Distorted Post New Song, "What Remains," Online

Israeli metallers, Distorted, issue the following update on their Myspace page:

"Dear Friends,"

"As you can see we are celebrating a new album with a new look! The profile and artwork was designed by the talented Sven De Caluwe-’Avernus Studio’"

"we have also uploaded one song-’What Remains’ from our new album ’Voices From Within’ that will be out in the stores this April!"

"’Voices From Within’ includes 11 tracks:
One Last Breath
What Remains
Voices From Within
Fading
A Soft Whisper
Reveal My Path
Escaping the Mind-Grid
Obscure
Theom
Consistent Duality
Letting Go"

"On the 20th April we will celebrate the release show in Israel at the Barbi Club in Tel Aviv. more shows will be annouced soon..."

"Hope to see you all there, enjoy the song!"

"The Red and Distorted"

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Absu Part Ways With Guitarist

Texas-based mythological occult metal outfit ABSU has announced the addition of guitarist/keyboardist Zawicizuz (ex-RAPE, PILLAGE & BURN, INFERNAL OAK) to the group's ranks. He replaces Vastator, who recently quit the band due to musical and personal differences. Drummer/vocalist Proscriptor says of the replacement, "We are very proud to welcome Zawicizuz as the newest musician of ABSU! He is one of the best-kept secrets in the extreme Texas music environment and we are delighted to convey our next chapter of mythological occult metal with him."

ABSU will enter Nomad Recording Studio in April 2008 to begin recording the self-titled CD for a tentative autumn release on Candlelight Records. The album will be engineered/produced by none other than Sterling Winfield (PANTERA, KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, SOLITUDE AETERNUS, USURPER, BLOOD OF THE SUN, etc.) and mastered by Proscriptor at his studio Tarot Productions. More...

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Vader To Play Egypt In April

Polish death metal veterans VADER will play an exclusive show in Egypt on April 11 at La Villa Club in Kair at. Support at the concert will come from local acts WORM and DARK PHILOSOPHY. The show will be organized by Music Gates agency.

Commented Mariusz Kmiolek of the Polish booking agency Massive Music: "That will be definitely an exciting outing, Vader have never played in Egypt and frankly speaking, we feel almost like pioneers trying to put up a death metal flag on a 'no-man's-land.' We have some doubts (concerning safety and gig's organization) but hopefully the organizers of the show will do the best to make this show an unforgettable experience both for the fans and the band. We are going to play a great concert for a great audience and be back home safe and sound."

Two weeks before the Egypt concert, VADER will embark on a tour of South America, playing 10 shows with MARDUK in such countries as Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela.

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Zakk Wylde and Bumblefoot On Talking Metal

Zakk Wylde and Bumblefoot (of Guns N’ Roses) have been announced as the guests for next week’s new Talking Metal episode on Fuse. The episode will air next Friday, March 21st at midnight ET.

Here's the description of the show:
“What starts as a simple interview turns into a recording session when Zakk Wylde holds the Talking Metal crew hostage to record a brand new song with Bumblefoot of Guns N' Roses. John, Mark and Zakk perform Black Label Society's "Blood is Thicker than Water" and the TM exclusive jam of "Till The End."

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Boris Vocalist/Drummer Interviewed By Crustcake

Drummer/vocalist Atsuo of Japanese cult band BORIS recently chatted with Crustcake.com, discussing writing process, collaborating with Sunn O))), and upcoming plans.

A couple days before Boris' recent NYC gig, the crustcake crew tracked down drummer Atsuo at his hotel on the upper west side for a brief interview. The man was soft-spoken, very well-dressed, and extremely polite.

"There's a communal experience at our shows and I really enjoy that," said Atsuo, "I look forward to that in the future and I want people to come out and see us play and have that experience together."

You can watch the whole interview here or below.

Boris' new album "Smile" is out April 29 on Southern Lord Records. You can download an MP3 of their song "Statement" from the upcoming album. More...

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Iced Earth Reveal New Single And Artwork

With the framework for the Armageddon of Man firmly laid with the band’s
2007 full-length release, "Framing Armageddon - Something Wicked Part I", ICED EARTH are set to launch the next installment of Jon Schaffer's "Something Wicked" saga with the release of their new single, "I Walk Among You", in June of 2008. The full-length studio follow-up to "Something Wicked Part I" is due for release in fall of 2008.

The new single and proceeding full-length studio album mark the return to the band of longtime frontman Matt Barlow, whose dark and sinister tones are the perfect fit to narrate the intense and viscous annihilation of mankind set in motion with the birth of the story’s main character, "Set Abominae", in "Something Wicked Part II". The single will allow fans to get a glimpse of the bright future for the band, and the perhaps not-so-bright future for humanity as we now know it.

The single will feature three songs, an exclusive version of the song "I Walk Alone" and a few tracks from "Framing Armageddon (Something Wicked Part 1)" with new vocal performances by Matt Barlow. Due to the re-tracking of the lead vocals these tracks have been remixed and remastered. There will be an iTunes-exclusive version of the single "I Walk Among You" that features "A Charge To Keep" which has also been re-sung by Matt, remixed and re-mastered.

The video for "I Walk Alone" is being filmed in early April.

All tracks were recorded at Jon Schaffer's studio, Soaring Eagle Sound, and mixed and mastered at Morrisound. The single, and following full-length platter will be released by Steamhammer/SPV.

"I Walk Among You" (cover artwork) track listing:

01. I Walk Alone
02. Setian Massacre
03. The Clouding
04. A Charge to Keep (exclusive iTunes track)

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Eyehategod Seek Fan Stories

EYEHATEGOD have posted this bulletin on their MySpace page:

"Southern Nihilism Front needs your experiences and tales of woe with the Rock and Roll group EYEHATEGOD. Whether it was a gig where you had an insane time in the live setting, something that transpired while listening to the LPs, just meeting or talking to band members on tour, a hospital visit after a show or just some plain ol' sort of illegal health or freedom threatening activity!! Names WILL be withheld by request, of course. These chaotic X-rated adventures will be compiled and sorted by Orleans Parish inmates and used in a wildly exploitative tell-all journal to be released to the public at a future date. We need yer photos and flyers as well!

Did EYEHATEGOD change your life and force you to beg for change on the streetcorner? Let us know ASAP! Send All Stories to: SouthernNihilismFront[AT]Hotmail.com

Negative Action Group - You know who you are! Girlfriend/boyfriend leave you 'cos of your addiction to 'Take as Needed for Pain'? Wreck yer car listening to 'Confederacy of Ruined Lives'? How did you get into EYEHATEGOD? Favorite LP and why? Influenced to start your own band because of EyeHateGawd? Become president of a major corporation in the wake of blasting 'Southern Discomfort'? Don't hold back -We want it ALL! Act now before it's too late...!!!!"

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System Of A Down To Reunite For Festival?

SYSTEM OF A DOWN singer Serj Tankian has been added to the lineup of this year's Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival, scheduled for April 25-27 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California. With SCARS ON BROADWAY, the new band featuring SYSTEM guitarist Daron Malakian and drummer John Dolmayan, previously announced for the festival, it's likely that speculation will start about whether the musicians will get together for a surprise SYSTEM reunion. The band has been on hiatus since the fall of 2006, with Tankian releasing his first solo album, "Elect the Dead", last fall. The SCARS ON BROADWAY debut is due out this summer.

Malakian recently told MTV.com that SYSTEM's hiatus may be permanent, saying, "If anyone's holding their breath for a SYSTEM record, they're going to turn blue and pass out. It's a long ways away, if it ever even happens."

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Hail Of Bullets Reveal Album Title, Tracklisting

HAIL OF BULLETS, the new band featuring GOREFEST drummer Ed Warby, THANATOS guitarists Stephan Gebédi and Paul Baayens, former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX singer Martin Van Drunen and former HOUWITSER bass player Theo van Eekelen, has set "…Of Frost And War" as the title of its debut album, due in Europe on May 19 (except in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy, where it will arrive three days earlier) via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded in February/March of 2008 at Excess Studios in Rotterdam, Holland and was mixed and mastered in Sweden by Dan Swanö of EDGE OF SANITY fame.

Comments drummer Ed Warby: "The soundtrack to all-out, total war is here! If you've ever wondered what it feels like to be run over by a 50 ton Tiger tank, now's your chance..."

"…Of Frost And War" will be available as a limited first-edition digipak CD including a bonus track and special pop-up packaging. After this first edition is sold out, there will only be a regular jewelcase edition without the bonus track available, so be quick! The album will be released on vinyl, too. More...

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Gorgoroth To Release Controversial Show On DVD

Video footage of GORGOROTH's infamous February 1, 2004 concert in Krakow, Poland will finally will see the light of day! Metal Mind Productions will release the first-ever GORGOROTH DVD, entitled "Black Mass Kraków 2004", featuring the legendary Polish concert, on June 9 in Europe and June 10 in the U.S.

GORGOROTH drew the attention of the international media in early 2004 after their show in Krakow. They were accused of "offending religious feelings" during the gig, as well as suspected of breaching Polish law concerning the protection of animal rights by using severed and impaled heads of sheep as part of their stage design. The controversial concert in Poland resulted in the group being investigated for the possible breach of Article 196 of Polish penal code concerning offense of religious feelings (the maximum penalty for breaching this article is five years in prison).

The Norwegian band, which is widely known for its antichristian ideology, had promised on its web site that the Polish concert would be an "amazing show with lots of pyro, gallons of blood, live crucifixion and nude models." Despite this, the employees of the Krakow branch of TVP claimed that they had no knowledge of what the musicians and the promoters had in mind until they saw the actual performance. The concert, which was recorded at the studio of a TV station in Krakow, "was never meant to reach the media," according to the band’s vocalist Gaahl. "Producers Metal Mind Productions bought the sheep heads at a butcher shop. We weren't involved in animal torture of any kind."

In one of the band's first interviews after this controversial concert, Infernus told Canada's Unrestrained! magazine, "We didn't plan to really have an outcome like that, our only intent was to go there and film the DVD. All the chaos and media reaction that came from this was a surprise of sorts." Asked if they "were worried when the authorities were called," Infernus answered, "Not worried, really. I mean, what was the worst thing they could do? Destroy the tapes? I don't think they would do that and I don't think they could really do any harm to us, though they might be able to put the Polish producer away in prison for a few years. For us, this will probably help us sell a few more records. As of now, I can only think that the DVD will be put out eventually. It would be almost like they are stuck in the Middle Ages in Poland if they destroyed the tapes by burning them. I hope to get them back one day… I hope."

The "Black Mass Kraków 2004" DVD will contain the Krakow show as the main feature. Additionally, it will include bonus video material performance footage recorded live at the With Full Force Festival in Leipzig, Germany in 2000, biography, discography, photo gallery, desktop images, weblinks, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound and more. The DVD will be available in two versions: as a standard DVD and as a very unique star metalpack DVD edition limited to 5,000 copies. More...

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Moonspell Post New Songs Online

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL have posted two brand new songs from their "Night Eternal" album, "Scorpian Flower" and the title track, on their MySpace page. The follow-up to 2006's "Memorial" was recorded at Antfarm studios in Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, DARK TRANQUILLITY, HALFORD). A late spring/early summer release via SPV is expected. Other tracks set to appear on the CD include "Shadow Sun", "At Tragic Heights", "Spring of Rage" and "Hers is the Twilight".

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Decapitated To Release First DVD In June

Metal Mind Productions will release the first-ever DVD from Polish extreme metallers DECAPITATED, entitled "Human's Dust", on June 9 in Europe and June 10 in the U.S. The DVD will be available in two versions: as a standard DVD and as a very unique star metalpack DVD edition limited to 3,000 copies.

The main feature of the DVD consists of the band's October 2002 gig in Krakow, which was a part of their European tour with VADER and KRISIUN. Bonus material includes two live performances recorded during Ozzfest in Poland (May 2002) and Metalmania festival (March 2004), the "Winds of Creation" video clip, plus three interviews recorded at various locations: Kraków in 2002 (Vitek and Vogg); Ozzfest in Katowice, 2002 (Vogg and Sauron); Metalmania in Katowice, 2004 (Sauron and Martin). Also included are a photo gallery, biography, discography, desktop images, weblinks.

"Human's Dust" (cover artwork) track listing:

Live in Kraków, October 2002:

01. Nihility
02. Eternity Too Short
03. Way to Salvation
04. Spheres of Madness
05. Names
06. Winds of Creation
07. Babylon's Pride
08. Suffer the Children

Bonus video:

Live at Ozzfest, Katowice, May 2002:

01. Spheres of Madness
02. Eternity Too Short
03. Babylon's Pride

Live at Metalmania Festival, Katowice, March 2004:

01. Three-dimensional Defect
02. Lying and Weak
03. Mother War
04. Sensual Sickness
05. Spheres of Madness
06. The Negation

* Interview with Vitek and Vogg, Kraków, 2002
* Interview with Vogg and Sauron, Ozzfest, Katowice, 2002
* Interview with Sauron and Martin, Metalmania festival, Katowice, 2004
* "Winds of Creation" (video clip)

Also includes:

* Photo gallery
* Biography
* Discography
* Desktop images
* Weblinks
* Logo
* Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound

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McQueen To Support H.I.M. on Australian Tour

UK all-girl band MCQUEEN will support HIM on a tour of Australia and New Zealand later this month. The details are as follows:

March 23 - Perth, Australia - Metro City
March 25 - Sydney, Australia - Big Top
March 27 - Melbourne, Australia - Festival Hall
March 29 - Brisbane, Australia - Tivoli
March 31 - Auckland, New Zealand - Power Station

As previously reported, MCQUEEN has been confirmed as the opening act for VELVET REVOLVER on three dates in March at the "personal request" of VR guitarist Slash, according to a press release. The dates are as follows:

March 15 - Liverpool University
March 16 - Leeds University
March 17 - Manchester Apollo

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Hatebreed's Jamey Jasta Working On Solo Project

HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta is currently working on material for his forthcoming solo project.

"I am in such a great space creatively these days," he said. "I have been writing profusely on my solo material. I don't have a release date in mind for this project, but my studio work is certainly sharpening my vocal and writing skills for the next HATEBREED studio album which is going to be completely next level!"

Jamey Jasta will play a solo show at this year's South By Southwest music and media conference in Austin, Texas. He will perform on Saturday, March 15 at Red 7.

Jamey previously stated that HATEBREED's next studio release will be a "covers" albums, which will include the band's versions of songs from such varied acts as CRO-MAGS, CROWBAR, D.R.I. and METALLICA.

Jamey Jasta recently spoke to Revolver magazine about the group's split with Roadrunner Records, the company that released HATEBREED's latest CD, 2006's "Supremacy". "They had a bunch of people on their label, and we felt we didn't get the publicity push that we deserved for our last record," he said. "We realized we need to go to a place where we can be the big fish in the small pond. But ultimately there're no hard feelings; the split was good on both sides."

Asked if HATEBREED is actively looking for a label, Jasta replied, "Well, first we're gonna do a separate deal for our DVD. There's always been so much red tape with DVDs, and we want to make sure we do it right. We're actually recording the majority of the footage over Christmas break during my label's annual Stillborn Fest. I'm hoping for a May or June 2008 DVD release."

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Cavalera Brothers Interviewed In Germany

SEPULTURA founding members and current CAVALERA CONSPIRACY collaborators Max Cavalera (guitar, vocals) and Igor Cavalera (drums) were interviewed by Rock Hard magazine during the duo's recent visit to Germany.

Watch the two-and-a-half-minute clip below.

Max and Igor will take part in a signing session on Monday, March 17 at Zia Records in Phoenix, Arizona. Pre-order the album from Zia Records today and get a wristband (while they last) that gives you front of the line privileges.

Time: 6 - 8 p.m.

Where:

Zia Records
2510 W. Thunderbird Road
Phoenix, AZ 85023

Store Phone: 602-866-7867

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY is the new project featuring Max and Igor alongside vocalist Joe Duplantier (bass) of the French progressive death metallers GOJIRA and SOULFLY guitarist Marc Rizzo.

Max and Igor Cavalera will be IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson's guests on Friday, March 14 during Bruce's weekly BBC 6 Music radio show, aptly named "The Bruce Dickinson Friday Rock Show". Listen to the program live via the Internet between 10:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. U.K. time at BBC.co.uk.

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY's debut album, "Inflikted", will be released in North America on March 25 via Roadrunner Records (one day earlier internationally). Rex Brown (PANTERA, DOWN) makes a cameo bass appearance on one track. Another song is a collaboration between Max, Joe and Richie Cavalera (INCITE) on vocals. More...

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Sevendust And Saliva Reveal Tour Dates

The following dates have been released for SEVENDUST’s upcoming tour with SALIVA and NEVERSET, expect more to follow soon:

April 9 - Port St Lucie, FL @ Mojo Room
April 10 - Ft Myers, FL @ Ricochet’s
April 15 - N. Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
April 17 - Richmond, VA @ The National
April 18 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
April 19 - Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino
April 20 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
April 24 - Ft Wayne, IN @ Piere’s
April 25 - Sauget, IL @ Pop’s

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Drowning Pool, Nonpoint And More To Tour

DROWNING POOL, NONPOINT, BLOODSIMPLE, and EGYPT CENTRAL will team up for a tour beginning this April in San Antonio, Texas. The first batch of tour dates are as follows:

4 Apr 2008 17:00
Sunken Gardens Amphitheater San Antonio, Texas

5 Apr 2008 20:00
Ridglea Theater Ft. Worth, Texas

6 Apr 2008 20:00
The Warehouse Shreveport, Louisiana

8 Apr 2008 20:00
Shooters Sports Bar Texarkana, Texas

9 Apr 2008 20:00
The Fire Jackson, Mississippi

10 Apr 2008 20:00
The Swamp Ft. Walton Beach, Florida

11 Apr 2008 20:00
Floyd’s Music Store Tallahassee, Florida

12 Apr 2008 20:00
The Dive Goose Creek, South Carolina

26 Apr 2008 20:00
Piere’s Ft. Wayne, Indiana

18 May 2008 12:00
Columbus Crew Stadium - Rock On The Range Columbus, Ohio

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Cradle Of Filth Frontman Answers Fans Questions

CRADLE OF FILTH mainman Dani Filth was recently featured in an interview conducted by Metal Hammer TV in which the vocalist answered questions submitted by the fans. You can view the two part interview below: More...

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Extreme Noise Terror Announce West Coast Dates

British grindcore/punk/thrash metal act EXTREME NOISE TERROR have lined-up a string of West Coast dates with fellow grinders PHOBIA, TRAP THEM and STONG INTENTION. Dates are as follows:

April
10 - Victorville, CA - Karma
11 - Corona, CA - Showcase
12 - Tijuana, MX - Bar Aloha
13 - Fresno, CA - Info Shop
14 - Sacramento, CA - Silk bar
15 - Tacoma, WA - Hells Kitchen
16 - Seattle, WA - Studio 7
17 - Portland, OR - Satyricon
18 - Berkeley, CA - 924 Gilman
19 - San Francisco, CA - Annie's Social Club
20 - Hollywood, CA - Knitting Factory

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Bruce Dickinsons Movie To Be Unveiled In Cannes

The UKs BBC has filed the following report:

"IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson has co-written a horror film, which is to be unveiled at the Cannes Film Festival in May. Supernatural thriller Chemical Wedding will then be released in British cinemas in the summer.

The film stars Simon Callow as Professor Haddo, the reincarnation of occultist Aleister Crowley, once described as Britain's most evil man. The film is directed by Julian Doyle, who co-wrote the script with Dickinson. Doyle directed the video for the band's 1988 single 'Can I Play with Madness'.

Dickinson is currently on the road with the band on a world tour."

According to the report, Dickinson will fly guests to the event personally.

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