Metal News for March 19, 2006
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11 news articles posted on this day.
New York's Last Perfection recently called it quits. The band will play their final show on March 19th at CBGB's in Manhattan as part of the Locked In A Vacancy, Invocation Of Nehek, Screams Of Erida, etc. show. Jeff Facci of Full Blown Chaos will fill in on drums for the band. Four members of Last Perfection (James, Matt, Mike, and Mark) have since formed a new group called Crowned In Terror. Facci is temporarily playing drums for this outft as well while they look for a permanent drummer. More information on the new band can be found here.
The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza and Lye By Mistake will be touring in the Midwest and West in July. Here are the tour dates:
7/8 Glendale, AZ @ Bulldogs w/ My Bitter End
7/9 Northridge, CA @ Club 13 w/ My Bitter End
7/10 Bakersfield, CA @ Jerry's Pizza w/ My Bitter End
7/11 San Francisco, CA @ the Pound w/ My Bitter End
7/12 Reno, NV @ VFW Hall w/ My Bitter End
7/14 Ogden, UT @ Club Boom-va
7/15 Cheyenne, WY @ the Sheriff's Posse
7/16 Longmont, CO @ Jesters Theatre
7/17 Garden City, KS @ Holcumb Rec Center
7/18 Kansas City, MO @ El Torrean
7/19 Des Moines, IA @ Hairy Mary's
7/20 Dubuque, IA @ the Busted Lift
7/21 West Bend, WI @ Country Skate (Robot Mosh Fest)
7/22 Chicago, IL @ Depaul University
7/23 St. Louis, MO @ Creepy Crawl
7/24 Kalamazoo, MI @ the Club Soda
7/25 Toledo, OH @ Mickey Finns
As previously reported, Lye By Mistake recently signed with newly formed Lambgoat Records.
Invocation Of Nehek have finally found a replacement for singer Rob Carpenter, who left the band amicably last October to focus on his new family. Joining the band on vocals is Lou Tanuis, formerly of On Paths Of Torment. According to the band, "Lou has a great range and tons of heart. He definitely does the old material justice and is putting some great final touches to the new material."
Meanwhile, the band continues to write material for their next album and will tour the East Coast in April with My Bitter End.
Blacklisted, Rise And Fall, and Guns Up! will tour together briefly in April. Here are the tour dates:
4/21 Brockton MA @ Romans w/ Converge
4/22 Long Island, NY @ TGIF Sights and Sounds
4/23 East Brunswick, NJ @ 4H Club of E. Brunswick
4/24 Harrisburg, PA @ Championship
4/25 Myrtle Beach, SC @ TBA
4/26 Daytona Beach, FL @ Union Hall
4/27 Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
4/28 Richmond VA @ Nanci Raygun
4/29 Pennsawken, NJ @ Flyers Skate Zone
4/30 New York, NY @ CBGB's
The official release party for the debut album from REBEL MEETS REBEL — the project featuring three of the founding members of PANTERA (Vinnie Paul, "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott and bassist Rex Brown) together with legendary country singer/outlaw David Allan Coe — and the "DimeVision - Vol 1: That's The Fun I Have" DVD tribute to Dimebag will be held on May 2 at the Clubhouse in Dallas, Texas. "We will have one hell of a night celebrating these historic releases," said Vinnie, who is putting out both the CD and DVD on May 2 through his own Big Vin Records label. "Of course I will be there, David Allan Coe and Miss Kim will be there and no telling who else… Hillbilly Orchestra, Dr.Rock and all the lovely Clubhouse dancers will provide the evenings entertainment as well as a healthy dose of PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN and David Allan Coe music and 'Dimevision' will be on the big screens all night!!!!"
Described as a unique crossover of country, metal and rock, REBEL MEETS REBEL's self-titled CD was recorded and mixed over a four-year period (1999-2003) at Chasin Jason studios in Dalworthington Gardens, Texas
"DimeVision - Vol 1: That's The Fun I Have" will feature both performance footage and offstage antics from the legendary guitarist. Vinnie Paul recently told Launch that the disc captures the essence of Abbott's personality. "I think it's a really amazing tribute to my brother and it'll put a smile on your face," he said. "It'll make you laugh and there's stuff on there that people have never seen, and there's stuff on there I'd never seen, that just — I couldn't believe it. I was just like, 'Man, nobody could cut up like Dime.'"
During the Edison Award party on March 15th at club Melkweg in Amsterdam, the Gathering won an Edison Award for best National music DVD with "A Sound Relief." The Edison is a prize for quality in Sound Recording and is the equivalent to the U.S. Grammy Award, the Brit Award, the Grand Prix du Disque in France and the Deutscher Schallplattenpreis in Germany.
"A Sound Relief" was recorded at the famous Paradiso in Amsterdam on May 23, 2005 in front of an international audience. The International press praises the DVD as one of the most beautiful Dutch DVD releases ever.
Norther were to replace Finntroll on the No Mercy Festivals 2006 European Tour with Cannibal Corpse, Kataklysm and Legion of the Damned. However, things didn't work out. Bassist, Jukka Koskinen, posted the following message on the band's official website:
"Unfortunately, we have to inform that we are forced to cancel the No Mercy Tour.
This cancellation was NOT our decision. Honestly we're so pissed off and maybe some of you because of what happened.
At the moment it maybe much better not to say anything more…it would be fatal. We were so much looking forward to tour the Europe
since we haven't in a couple of years. But this chance got ruined…
It seems like we're still doing the two last shows of the tour in Antwerpen and Tillburg.
We'll confirm them as soon as we know… Again we're more than sorry of what happened.
Hopefully we'll have "better luck" later this year…"
Gorefest have posted the following message on their website:
"In a surprise move - surprising to us anyway - Bolt Thrower have decided to take along not us, but a different band as their support on the second leg of their European tour. That sucks, because we were really looking forward to this. It also means that, for the second time in 40 days, we have to lick our wounds, put up a message like this one, and apologize to our fans in the UK, Scandinavia, Finland, Germany, France, Spain and Portugal for again disappointing them. It seems that, for some reason, we just can't find the right opportunities to properly tour/promote/support La Muerte. This pisses us off mightily, but if anything, it's putting us in the right state of mind to write some seriously pissed off music for the next album.
"So for now, it's back to the drawing board and try and set up some shows in the aforementioned countries. Be sure to check back here to see them cancelled!"
Supporting Bolt Thrower on their European tour will come from God Dethroned for the first part of the tour and Kataklysm for the remainder of the tour.
The final run of dates for the upcoming Jagermeister tour, featuring Arch Enemy, Chimaira, Nevermore/God Forbid and Hate Eternal, have been confirmed. Arch Enemy and Chimaira are headlining 14 shows each. Nevermore will be on the initial run of dates April 3rd - April 12th, after which they'll be replaced by God Forbid for the remaining dates.
Note: Not all these dates are 'Jagermeister' sponsored shows - on the 'Jagermeister' shows there'll be an additional 'Jager band' opening up the shows.
Check Jagermusic.com for more details.
Dates are as follows: More...
Since the release of their latest effort, "Are You Dead Yet?", in fall of 2005, Children of Bodom has sold over 50,000 albums and surpassing total sales of the previous album. COB will be doing a few in-store signings and, in selected cities along the tour, fans who purchase "Are You Dead Yet?" at participating retailers will receive a limited edition laminate which gets them admission to an exclusive after-show meet-and-greet autograph session with the band. The laminate does not include admission to the show.
Mar. 19 Fords, NJ - Vintage Vinyl @ 4pm
Apr. 05 Albuquerque, NM - Hot Topic @ 5pm
Fans will receive a limited-edition laminate, while supplies last, with the purchase of "Are You Dead Yet?" at the following retail outlets:
Mar. 29 Norridge, IL - House of Blues - Rolling Stones Records
Apr. 03 Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues - Zia
Apr. 04 Tuscon, AZ - Rialto Theatre - Zia Oracle
Apr. 04 Tuscon, AZ - Rialto Theatre - Zia Speedway
The Devin Townsend Band will be playing a one-off show with King's X on April 24th at the Red Room in Vancouver, BC. The bands will play two full sets, no opening bands. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
Devin Townsend is back in studio with Strapping Young Lad and the new songs were mostly written before the Opeth/DTB tour. Devin provided demos to the band to rehearse before he left and now the band is working together on the follow-up to 2005's "Alien." Strapping Young Lad has also secured a second-stage slot at this year's Ozzfest, which is scheduled to kick off July 1 in San Francisco, California.