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Metal News for March 15, 2007

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32 news articles posted on this day.

Celtic Frost Comment On UK Concert Curfew

Celtic Frost have released the following statement in regards to an imposed curfew on their UK tour dates:

"While already on the road on the European leg of the "Monotheist" tour, we were informed of strict curfews to our co-headlining shows with Kreator in the UK. These curfews have been imposed locally and are not a stipulation by either Celtic Frost or Kreator. As a matter of fact, we oppose these curfews explicitly, and we have informed both our management and our concert agency accordingly. There is little we can do, however.

Celtic Frost and Kreator and the bands' representatives have spent months trying to assemble an appropriate and exciting touring package of four bands that cover a wide variety of contemporary metal. We loathe the fact that we are now finally back out on the road - in Celtic Frost's case, for the first time in some 17 years - and have to discover that the local booker and promoters in the UK impose curfews so unrealistically strict that it is impossible to put on the regular performances by all four bands on the bill as played everywhere else in Europe. Apparently, some of the UK venues book two events during certain nights, i.e., in this case our tour and another event. This will yield twice the profits for them in one night, but it also means that the first event, namely our tour, will have to clear the venue at an unreasonably early hour, as early as 9:30 or 10:00pm.

There appears to be no proper solution to this situation. Both headliners are categorically unwilling to cancel the performances of either our opening act or special guest, Watain and Legion Of The Damned, in order to play full headlining sets. Just like us, Watain and Legion of the Damned have travelled thousands of miles and gone through great expenses to play all of Europe. The local booker and promoters in the UK are equally unwilling to extend their ludicrous curfews, even for a mere 30 minutes. The alternative, so we are informed, would be a cancelled concert.

Having all four bands play at least a semblance of a set means that the duration of all sets will be severely restricted. In case of Celtic Frost and Kreator, this means sets of 60 minutes, in case of Watain and Legion of the Damned, sets of 20 minutes. This applies to the following shows: Glasgow, Bradford, Wolverhampton, Cardiff, and Nottingham. All bands involved believe that playing a set is better than cancelling any show. That we all are extremely frustrated, if not to say furious, about this situation is obvious."

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Additional Kittie Dates Announced

The "Funeral For Yesterday Tour" featuring Kittie and Walls of Jericho, the trek has been extended through April and May. Support on these dates will be provided by In This Moment, Neurosonic, and I Killed The Prom Queen. More dates will be released, but here is the first batch of confirmed dates:

4/13 Toronto, ON @ Funhaus (no In This Moment) w/ Thine Eyes Bleed
4/15 Quebec City, QC @ L'Anti (n In This Moment) w/ Thine Eyes Bleed
4/18 Orono, ME @ Ultra Lounge
4/19 Burlington, VT @ The Higher Ground
4/20 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
4/22 Farmingdale, NY @ Crazy Donkey
4/26 Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre
4/28 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
5/4 Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligan's

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At All Cost Signs with Century Media

At All Cost has signed with Century Media Records. Formed in 2002, the Austin, Texas band released an album with Combat Records in 2005. More information regarding their forthcoming album will be released soon, but for now you can check out some of their latest material http://www.myspace.com/atallcost.

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Mustaine Makes Big Claims On "United Abominations"

MEGADETH's new official biography contains several quotes from the band's mainman, Dave Mustaine, about the musical direction of MEGADETH's upcoming album, "United Abonimations", and Mustaine's lyrical approach on the new CD. Read on:

On MEGADETH's new CD, "United Abominations", being "a career landmark album":

"It's kind of a defibrillator for the metal community. Somebody's got to step up to the plate, play solos again, and play heavy rhythms that are actually recorded live in the studio - because it ain't the same six seconds pasted 300 times. Somebody had to do it again."

"It's really invigorating to go back to playing thrash and speed metal. I started playing this type of music because I loved the way it made me feel. When I started the turnaround with 'The World Needs a Hero' and 'The System Has Failed', it was obvious this was going to be where the buck stops."

On the recording sessions for "United Abominations":

"We were in the studio and Glen [Drover, guitar] had put his rhythms down on 'Sleepwalker'. And Andy [Sneap, producer/mixer] said to me, 'You know you don't really need to put your rhythm down there,' And I said, 'Oh yeah I do. My rhythm style is totally different from anybody's.' And as soon as I started playing, he goes, 'That's right! It's an old-school digging in, innit?' And I said, 'Yeah Andy. That's it.'"

On the new album's lyrical approach:

"If you have the goods musically, you can say whatever you want, and [on this album] I basically said it. I said how I feel about the United Nations. I said how I feel about the New World Order. I said how I feel about the ignorance and apathy of our fathers right now that are leading our country who are just letting everything be taken away from us."

"It's OK to practice freedom of speech, assembly, the press, religion, except when it comes to making you unpopular. When you take a stand for what's right you often become unpopular. I'm not a really popular guy. I may be semi-famous but I'm really more infamous than famous."

"I know there are some people who are prejudiced against this type of music. But I'm ready to get out there and see what the response is going to be like from the public.

"I can say that I have absolutely made my best MEGADETH record, ever."

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Hatebreed to Play Israel

Hatebreed has confirmed a performance at Tel Aviv’s Teatron Club on Sunday, April 29. Hatebreed were in talks to come to Israel for the past year, at least. Frontman and Headbanger’s Ball maestro Jamey Jasta stated this past January about how they hope to perform in Israel, and their arrival has been long anticipated by the Israeli metalhead population.

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Wasted Gods To Record Soon

Truth Inc's "grind terrorists" Wasted Gods will be recording soon and targetting a mid 2007 release. Wasted Gods features members of Truth Corroded, Cry Murder and The Berzerker and is said to appeal to fans of Napalm Death, Pig Destroyer and Misery Index.

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Deathkiller Announces Shows

I Scream Records recording artist Deathkiller has announced some upcoming shows:

Friday March 23rd @ The Basement (under The Baseball Tavern) 1306 Boylston St. Boston, Massachusetts
w/ Bloodhorse / 007 Hundred Club / Wild Zero

Sunday March 25th @ The Log Cabin -Toms River, New Jersey
w/ Crime in Stereo / One Win Choice / The Casting Out (ex Boy Sets Fire) / The Look Machine

Thursday March 29th @ Trash Bar 256 Grand St. Brooklyn, New York
w/ Sneakthief / Near Forever / Millstead / Aloke

Saturday April 7th @ Cousin Larry's - One Main St. Danbury, CT
w/ Bloodshot Hooligans / Flashlight Arcade

Thursday April 12th @ The Kave - Bucksport, Maine
w/ Second Chance

As previously reported, bassist Christina is taking some "extended personal time off" from the band's live schedule. Filling in until she returns is Ian McFarland of Blood for Blood.

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Queen and Paul Rodgers Moving Forward w/ Recording

Launch Radio Networks reports: Things continue to move forward with QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS, as the group has been working on some new material for the past few months. Fans have wondered how the sessions are going, and guitarist Brian May recently responded on his official BrianMay.com web site by writing, "I don't really feel it's right to get into too many details at this point, but, as things stand, in the recent QUEEN/RODGERS sessions, all three of us (May, Rodgers, and drummer Roger Taylor) have played some bass! (me most of all)." May added, "Whether the tracks will end up that way, I'm not sure — we may invite someone in at some point, but for the purposes of getting our heads together, and evolving not only songs, but ways of creating, it has worked out well just having the three of us, so far."

There's been no word yet on when the new material might surface, or when the group might tour again. Rodgers currently has a handful of solo dates booked in the U.S. in April and May.

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American Head Charge Announce Tour Dates

The first round of dates for American Head Charge's upcoming tour have been announced. The tour dates are as follows:

May 5th in Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
May 8th in Little Rock, AR @ Juanita's
May 9th in St. Louis, MO @ Creepy Crawl
May 11th in Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
May 15th in St Petersburg, FL @ St Theater
May 16th in Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
May 18th in Jacksonville, FL @ NC Hooligan's
May 23rd in Springfield, VA @ Jaxx's
May 29th in Buffalo, NY @ Icon
June 1st in Chicago, IL @ Pearl Room
June 2nd in Madison, WI @ Level 8

The band will release a live CD/DVD, 'Can't Stop the Machine', on April 3rd.

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Otep Not Dropped By Label?

According to front-woman Otep Shamaya the band has not received the official word from Capitol stating they are in fact dropped from their label. It was previously reported that less than two weeks before the scheduled release of their new album 'The Ascension', Otep were among the first acts dropped due to the merger between Capitol and Virgin Records. "The Ascension" is still delayed indefinitely for unspecified reasons.

Otep will hit the road with Static-X later this month.

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Onesidezero Postpone Self-Titled Album Release

The official release date for Onesidezero's self-titled sophomore LP has been pushed back to June 5th. The official explanation is as follows.

"We regret to inform everyone that we have decided to push back our release date a few weeks to June 5th. As many of you might know, our original release date was April 24th, which also happens to be Genocide Memorial Day, a solemn day with many negative connotations within the Armenian community.

As a band with deep roots within that community, we felt it would be inappropriate to release our album on 4/24, so, with the support of our label, we made the agonizing decision to move it back, choosing June 5th as the best available date.

We will, however, be participating in a very special Genocide Awareness benefit on that night (4/24) at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, and hopefully you can all make it down and support this very worthy cause with us."

Onesidezero has also released 2 new downloadable tracks on their MySpace page.

"My Confessions" and "Sleep" are the first two singles from the band’s upcoming Ulrich Wild (Static-X, Stabbing Westward, Pantera, Deftones) produced sophomore release, Onesidezero, in stores June 5th via Corporate Punishment Records.

The band has also lined up the following shows:

March 17th - The Knitting Factory, Hollywood, CA – Special acoustic/electric performance
March 30th - The Key Club, West Hollywood, CA – w/ (hed)pe
April 15th - Bovard Auditorium @ USC, Los Angeles, CA – Silenced Cries: A Benefit for Humanity
April 24th - The Knitting Factory, Hollywood, CA – FourTwentyFour – Recognize the Armenian Genocide Benefit w/ Vokee, Mercenaries

Onesidezero released their Jim Wirt (Incubus, Hoobastank) produced Maverick debut, Is This Room Getting Smaller?, in late 2001, and on the success of singles "Instead Laugh" and "New World Order" went on to tour with the likes of Incubus, 311, Static-X, and Soulfly, as well as garnering glowing press in Blender, FHM, Variety, Guitar World, Guitar One, and Metal Edge, and a live performance with Linkin Park on HBO’s concert series Reverb.

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Metallica Enter The Studio And Begin Recording

Metallica left the comfort of HQ this week to descend upon the greater Los Angeles area to begin recording their 9th original album. This is the first time they've recorded outside of the Bay Area since they spent an eternity at One-On-One Studios recording The Black Album in '90 and '91. The last couple days have been devoted to each band member working out the right sounds, including Lars who remembered to turn on the snare and Kirk who played a solo.

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Urgehal Releases 15 Year Anniversary Album

URGEHAL recently released a new 15 year anniversary album consisting of unreleased tracks from "Goatcraftom Torment" session, "T.T.F.T.D." session, new tracks and rarities. The album will be available directly from the band during their tour with Taake & Koldbrann this month. Here are those tour dates:

15.03 DE, K17, Berlin
16.03 DE, East Club,Bischofswerda
17.03 DE, Festung, Bitterfeld
18.03 NL, Goudvishal, Arnhem
19.03 UK, Elektrowerkz, London
20.03 DE, Turock , Essen
21.03 DE, Live Factory, Adelsheim
22.03 AUT, Escape, Wien
23.03 AUT, Rockhouse, Salzburg
24.03 DE, Backstage, München
25.03 IT, New Mexico, Piateda
26.03 tba FRANCE?
27.03 tba FRANCE?
28.03 BE, Biebob, Vosselaar
30.03 DE, Ragnarök Fest., Lichtenfels
31.03 DE, Tomahawk Fest.,Osbanrück

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Landmine Marathon Tour Dates

Landmine Marathon will embark upon a West Coast tour in mid-April. Here are the latest tour dates:

4/13 Tucson AZ @ The Living Room
4/14 Yuma AZ @ Kennedy Skate Park
4/15 San Diego CA @ TBA
4/16 Los Angeles CA @ The Mountain Bar w/ Arches
4/17 Fresno CA @ TBA
4/18 Reno NV @ Fort Ryland
4/19 Medford OR SOHC House w/ Blueprint for Diaster
4/20 Oakland CA @ Ghost Town Gallery w/ Saviours
4/21 TBA

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Since The Flood Borrows 100 Demons Singer

Even though Ramallah has dropped off the tour, Since The Flood and Seventh Star will play all booked dates (with the exception of the Chicago date, which has been cancelled). Notably though, Since The Flood singer Chuck Bouley will remain at home as a result of "personal issues." Instead, 100 Demons frontman Bruce LaPage will be filling in for the entire tour. According to Since The Flood, "This will be a one time thing and is sure to be fucking badass."

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Crionics Finalizes Track Listing For "NeuThrone"

Poland's CRIONICS has finalized the track listing for its new album, "NeuThrone", due this spring via Candlelight Records. The recording session took place at Zed Studio in Olkusz, Poland with the very talented Tomasz Zalewski, who recorded the most recent albums by Thy Disease, Totem, and Horrorscope among many others. The follow-up to 2005's "Armageddon's Evolution" will contain 10 compositions and one bonus track of material that the band describes as "deep and convincing!" The cover and layout art was done by Michal "Czecza" Czekaj (not Jacek Wisniewski, as was the case in the past).

Here is the "NeuThrone" track listing:

01. New Pantheon
02. Arrival 2033
03. Neu.Throne.Aeon
04. Superiors
05. Hell Earth
06. Humanmeat Cargo
07. Outer Empire
08. Frozen Hope
09. When The Sun Goes Out...
10. Black Warriors (bonus track) *

* re-recording of 1998 demo track

Crionics will also be playing some tour dates with With Hate, Darzamat, Sammath Naur:

May 18 - (PL) Zabrze, Ck-Wiatrak
May 19 - (PL) Kraków, Loch Ness
May 20 - (PL) Rzeszów, Rejs
May 21 - (PL) Lublin, Graffiti
May 22 - (PL) Bialystok, Gwint
May 23 - (PL) Warszawa, Progresja
May 24 - (PL) Lódz, Musicgarden
May 25 - (PL) Bydgoszcz, Route 66
May 26 - (PL) Poznan, U Bazyla
May 27 - (PL) Wroclaw, Madness

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Carnal Forge's "Burning Eden" Video Posted Online

Swedish thrashers CARNAL FORGE, celebrating their 10 year anniversary in 2007, recently finalized the track listing for their sixth album, ”Testify For My Victims” due in May via Candlelight Records. The follow-up to 2004’s ”Aren’t You Dead Yet?” was recorded, mixed and mastered over a four-and-a-half-month period and was produced by CARNAL FORGE. ”Testify For My Victims” was recorded at Studio Fast Forward and mixed at Black Lounge Studio.

Here is the "Testify for My Victims" track listing:

01. Testify For My Victims
02. Burning Eden
03. Numb (The Dead)
04. Godsend Gods End
05. End Game
06. Questions Pertaining The Ownership Of My Mind
07. Freedom By Mutilation
08. Subhuman
09. No Longer Bleeding
10. Biological Waste Matter
11. Lost Legion
12. Ante Mori

Two videos have already been filmed for the album tracks ”Numb” and ”Burning Eden”, both directed by Owe Lingvall (Village Road Film).

Bassist Lars Lindén recently stated, ”We have an utterly brilliant peace of work soon to be released. We are all very satisfied how the songs have turned out and are very confident in the new more varied material. It will mean some change for you who have heard the previous albums, but hopefully you find it for the better. We for sure do and we are all very eager to get the new material out to the audience and to get out on tour again.”

The video for 'Burning Eden' can be viewed here. More...

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New Manes Album Postponed

Due to some unforeseen technical troubles with the cover, the new MANES album 'How the world came to an end' has been postponed to a May the 7th release.

This album will see MANES collaborating with many talented people contributing to the outcome in various forms. Apart from Asgeir, main vocalist on the 2003 album 'Vilosophe', and Tor-Arne, eminent drummer in Atrox and a part of the Manes live formation on percussion since early 2004, quite a few people has been involved in the creation of 'How the world came to an end'.

Below follows a few words on all of them:

Flegmatical - waveforms - Electronica musician involved in the 8-bit/chipart scene
Trine Kolmannskog - vocals - Also in the experimental band/performance group The Four, previously also with Norwegian experimentalists Albino Slug
WT - vocals - MC that masters Norwegian, English, French and Arabic rap, central in the now defunct group Shogunz
Spaz - vocals - MC central in the now defunct group Shogunz. Also in Roll-X-Side and Lo'doe
P. Emerson Williams - vocals, soundstructures - Musician, visual artist and author from the US, maybe best known for his musical ventures with Choronzon and Veil of Thorns
Stein E. Bratland - vocals and synths - Producer and studio engineer in Skansen Lydstudio
Emily A. Saaen - vocals - Russian singer and songwriter involved with a multitude of projects like Aeolight, Íon and Andi Vax
Emil Sporsheim - vocals - Main vocalist on the [view] EP and live vocalist for Manes
Cornelius Jakhelln - lyrical contribution - Musician and author, maybe best known for his role in avantgarde metallers Solefald

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Rare Video of Pre-Crowbar Band The Slugs Online

A rare video clip of the pre-CROWBAR band The Slugs performing "A Breed Apart / Waiting In Silence" live on May 1, 1990 at Storvyville Jazz Hall in New Orleans, Louisiana has been posted online at YouTube.com. The group's lineup in the video was as follows:

Kirk Windstein: Guitar / Vocals
Jimmy Bower: Drums
Todd "Sexy T" Strange: Bass
Kevin Noonan: Guitar

Formed out of the ashes of Shell Shock, Aftershock and Wrequiem, The Slugs existed between 1989 and 1991 before the band renamed itself CROWBAR and went on to release seven full-length albums, including 2005's "Lifesblood For The Downtrodden". More...

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Light This City To Tour w/ Horse The Band, TNTLLY

LIGHT THIS CITY teams up with Horse The Band, The Number 12 Looks Like You, So Many Dynamos
Bay Area thrashers LIGHT THIS CITY, upon completion of the band's current tour with fellow Californians The Faceless and Antagonist, will meet up with Horse The Band, The Number 12 Looks Like You and So Many Dynamos for nearly a month of dates. In the meantime, though, LIGHT THIS CITY will headline a few dates before meeting up for that tour. Because of routing, the band will not be able to perform at their previously scheduled appearance at California Metalfest.

Currently continuing to support the band's latest effort, 'Facing The Thousand,' LIGHT THIS CITY recently wrapped up filming of the band's debut video with director Soren (Unearth). An uncensored version will be available online shortly.

LIGHT THIS CITY on tour
(with The Faceless, Antagonist)
3/15 El Paso, TX – Chic’s Bar

3/23 Ogden, UT - The Country Club
3/25 Des Moines, IA - The House of Bricks
3/27 Milwaukee, WI - The Shorewood Legion Hall (with Modern Life Is War)
3/28 Philadelphia, PA - The First Unitarian Church (with Horse The Band)
3/29 Brooklyn, NY – Europa Night Club (with Horse The Band) More...

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Cripple Bastards Announce More U.S. Shows

Italian grinders CRIPPLE BASTARDS have announced a few more upcoming U.S. shows:

May 23 - Boston, MA @ Cambridge Elks Lodge
May 24 - Brooklyn, NY @ Supreme Trading w/ Anal Cunt, Awkward Thought, Disassociate, Suffering Bastard, etc.
May 27 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar (Maryland Deathfest V)

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Car Bomb Announce New York Shows

Relapse Records‘ CAR BOMB have announced a few more shows for next month:

April 1 - Farmingdale, NY @ Crazy Donkey w/ Body Count
April 21 - Brooklyn, NY @ Europa w/ Years of Fire

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Dead Infection Announce U.S. Shows

Polish goregrind legends DEAD INFECTION have announced a few more upcoming U.S. tour dates:

May 19 - Burbank, IL @ Champ’s Rock Room
May 22 - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East
May 24 - Carlstadt, NJ @ Axis Lounge
May 25 - Brooklyn, NY @ Europa w/ Mortician, Regurgitate, Fuck The Facts
May 27 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar (Maryland Deathfest V)

The band is also planning a short string of Mexican tour dates after their Maryland Deathfest appearance.

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Infernaeon Talks About Debut Release

Florida blackened death metal band INFERNAEON frontman Brian Werner has been interviewed by About.com and covered details surrounding the band's debut release, 'A Symphony of Suffering,' the band's ranks which include ex-Monstrosity members and the album's concept and guest appearances.

Here are a few excerpts from the full interview:

Briefly describe the concept behind A Symphony Of Suffering.

Well the first two tunes are separate from the last three. The first tune is about the Marquis De Sade, one of my favorite authors. The word sadist was named after him I highly recommend reading “120 Days of Sodom” or “Justine,” two of my favorites. The second tune, "Sleeping God," is a fiction story based on the left-hand path version of the creation story. In spiritual satanism, we belieive in the concept of the seven ancient ones and this entity that has been asleep for 10,000 years is actually their father. And since humanity has only existed for 5,000 years, no one has heard of him and now he's waking up and he's pissed. The album ends with a 3 song trilogy about a prophetic entity who can see the future though the eyes of the dying. So in order to amass more power, he wages a war against the living. The second song of the trilogy goes on to talk about how the victims of the oracle come back to life seeking vengeance against their undead assassins. The trilogy ends with "A.I.D.S.," which stand for Annhilating the Inner Decay of Species which finishes the war.

How did you get Ben Falgoust (Soilent Green, Goatwhore) and Keith DeVito (Obituary, Suffering) to do guest vocals on the album?

Keith was my mentor and taught me how to sing when he was in Pyrexia and pointed me in the right direction and been one of my best friends for several years. Ben actually crashed at my house probably at least 12 times over the years with Soilent Green and Goatwhore when they were on tour. I live in Florida and they come through here all the time. Once we were in the studio doing the album and he was on tour with Soilent Green and he came down at like 4am and laid down the tracks. That guy has one the the sickest voices in extreme metal so we were stoked to get him to do it.

INFERNAEON on tour

5/13 Waukesha, WI – Waukesha County Expo Center (Milwaukee Metalfest)

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All That Remains Video Interview w/ Juliya Online

ALL THAT REMAINS can now be seen being interviewed by Mistress Juliya online here while the band was on their recently completed headlining tour.

Fresh off their successful headlining tour and currently gearing up for a return trip to Europe for headlining duties, ALL THAT REMAINS has also been confirmed as direct support to Bullet For My Valentine Stateside in May before making a return trip to Europe for the band's debut at Wacken: Open-Air 2007 in Germany.

Continuing to support the band's latest album, 'The Fall of Ideals,' ALL THAT REMAINS has already toured Europe twice for the record and will return at the end of March with Textures and Misery Signals.

The band's latest video for the track "The Air That I Breathe" can be seen online here.

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Sevendust On Family Values 2007 Tour?

Sevendust could possibly take Lamb of God's, who were "kicked off" the tour last month, place on the 2007 Family Values Tour. Korn, Evanescence and Aiden have been confirmed for the tour. An official announcement regarding the tour will be made later this month.

In other Sevendust news, they debuted at No. 14 on the Billboard Top 200 chart with their new album 'Alpha' selling 42,000 units.

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Evil Adam Post Update and New Song Online

Evil Adam has posted the following update on their myspace page:

"Hello Folks,

It's been a while but I have added a new song to those you can listen to on the Evil Adam profile on myspace. The song is called "Touched" and was written specifically for the Ruben Rodgriguez indy horror film 'Sawaru'. I'm not sure when the film will be released but "Touched" is the opening track.

This song was recorded, mixed, and mastered in a less than 24 hour period featuring Rene Rosa on guitar, vocals, and bass, Jay Curcio on drums and background vocals, and Rob Simmons on background vocals, engineering, and production.

Since I don't know what's going to happen with the DVD release of this movie yet I'm putting this song up for listening only. Once I know more then I'll make MP3's available for download, either for a super low price, or if I find out a Soundtrack CD is going to be available for purchase I'll let you all know about that. Either way, please add this song to your myspace page if you dig it. I think it's one of the best songs to ever fall under the name of Evil Adam and just love how it came out.

Thanks,
Rene Rosa from Evil Adam"

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Black Like Vengeance Signs To Truth Inc.

Truth Inc has announced the signing of a new act, female fronted Melbourne thrash band Black Like Vengeance. With a sound inspired by European acts such as Arch Enemy and Soilwork, Black Like Vengeance combine sheer thrash brutality with the beauty of classical styled vocals. The band's debut EP will be available early 2007. For more details and music samples, check out their MySpace page.

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Necrophagist Release More Tour Dates

More dates have been released for the upcoming Summer Slaughter Tour 2007, that appears to feature a massive lineup including NECROPHAGIST, DECAPITATED, CEPHALIC CARNAGE, CATTLE DECAPITATION, ARSIS, ION DISSONANCE, BENEATH THE MASSACRE, THE FACELESS, and AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK:

June 1 - Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
June 3 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
June 4 - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
June 5 - Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s Music Hall
July 2 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House

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Detonation Post New Song Online

Dutch melodic death/thrash metal outfit DETONATION has made a new song, entitled "Invoking the Impact", available for streaming via the band's MySpace page.

Commented the group: "The song itself is a good representation of what to expect on the [upcoming third DETONATION] album, but as usual, there's much more to explore throughout this conceptual album. This song is but a fragment of the story as a whole, but a good introduction." More...

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Diskord Announce New Guitarist

Oslo, Norway-based extreme metallers DISKORD have announced the addition of guitarist Espen T. Hangård (NOPLACETOHIDE, KILLL) to the group's ranks. "Espen will be taking over the guitar duties from Channard, who will now focus on his scumpunk band LOBOTOMIZED," DISKORD writes on its web site. "Espen is an extremely talented guitarist, and we are looking forward to his first live dates with us the following weeks. We wish Channard the best of luck on his future projects."

DISKORD's full-length debut, entitled "Doomscapes", is tentatively due this spring via Edgerunner Music. The track listing for the effort is as follows:

01. An Architectonic Manifestation of Death
02. Public Static Void
03. Harbinger
04. Absurreality
05. Cosmic Collapse
06. The Ubiquitous Transience
07. Inane Existence
08. Pervasive Discreteness
09. Overstrain
10. Heritage
11. Reptilian Ancestry
12. Instauration

Check out audio samples at the band's MySpace page. More...

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Appalachian Annihilation Festival (VA) Info

The Appalachian Annihilation Festival will take place on March 30th and 31st at Tees and Guzmans, respectively, in Harrisonburg, VA. Tickets are $20 for the weekend, or $10 for the first day and $14 for the second day. Here's the line-up:

Friday, March 30th @ Tees
Fear Before the March of Flames
Russian Circles
Damiera
Olympia
Yours for Mine
Parade the Day

Saturday, March 31st @ Guzmans
Between the Buried and Me
August Burns Red
From A Second Story Window
See You Next Tuesday
Life in Your Way
Chasing Victory
Battlemaster
Another Born Without

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