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Metal News for March 22, 2005

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16 news articles posted on this day.

Leaves' Eyes To Release 6-Track Mini CD

The new Leaves' Eyes 6-track Mini CD "Elegy" (view cover) which includes only unreleased material will be released May 2, 2005 for the price of a single.

"Elegy" Tracklist:

1. Elegy (Single version)
2. Senses Capture (Non-album track)
3. A Winter's Poem (Non-album track)
4. Solemn Sea (Demo version)
5. Mot Fjerne Land (Non-album track)
6. Elegy (Album version)

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More Tuska Open Air Details Revealed

Tuska Open Air Metal Festival has added more international and Finnish acts to the 2005 roster. The line-up is almost complete with only 1 more artist to be added for Saturday afternoon as well as the winner from the band contest at Rotonde-Festival, France, which is to be held later this spring. This year's Tuska-Festival is more international than ever, with nearly half of the artists coming from abroad. The evening clubs will most likely see some international action as well.

New additions in Finnish professionalism will be represented by Apocalyptica, whose cello metal is witnessed way too rarely on their native soil. Apocalytica just recently supported Rammstein on their European tour and appeared stateside on a few selected dates.

German precision and universal greatness is brought to you by the mighty Gamma Ray. The band last appeared on the bill at Tuska 2000 and have since built their fanbase by selling out club shows on a regular basis.

Other additions include up-and-coming death metallers Amoral, Finnish-singing Stam1na and Viikate, as well as Callisto who are about to embark on a European tour in a few weeks.

The search continues for one more, either domestic or foreign artist.

Ticket sales for Tuska 2005 start on Friday April 1st. Three-day ticketcosts 67 euro, one-day ticket 32 euro. Go to www.lippupalvelu.fi to purchase tickets.

Current Tuska 2005 line-up reads as follows: More...

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New Shadows Fall Video Posted Online

Shadows Fall's new video for "Inspiration On Demand" has been posted on Century Media's website in Real Media format: Low, High.

"Inspiration On Demand" is the second video from the band's latest album, "The War Within".

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Iron Maiden To Play An Hour Set On Ozzfest

On Bruce Dickinson's BBC6 Rock Show, the Iron Maiden frontman stated that the band would (only) play an one hour set on Ozzfest.

As previously reported, the 10th anniversary of Ozzfest features Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Killswitch Engage, Shadows Fall and Black Label Society on the Main Stage. The Hot Topic Second Stage will be headlined by Rob Zombie and will also feature As I Lay Dying, Mastodon, The Haunted, In Flames, Arch Enemy, The Black Dahlia Murder, Bury Your Dead, Soilwork, Trivium, It Dies Today, A Dozen Furies and more.

Confirmed Ozzfest 2005 dates can be found at this location.

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Insomnium Working On New Material

Finnish melodic death metallers Insomnium have posted this message on their official website:

Writing of Insomnium's 3rd album is progressing slowly but surely. We had been without training place for almost year since last spring when we were kicked out from our previous one because of breaking down the whole building. Luckily we managed to get us a new and absolutely better one few weeks ago and rehearsing will be much easier for now on. We held also proper rehearsals together for the long time and actually composed a brand new song spontaneously which turned out something different for us. There will be some gigs in the summer but nothing sure yet. We will inform from them later. Shirts are unfortunately and unforgivably late because of the unbelievable slow shipping procedures. They come sale as soon as we get them.

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Win Your Chance To Play At Download 2005

In partnership with Kerrang!, Snickers are scouring for an unsigned band worth their weight in rock. The winning band will get the chance to release a single, make a video, land a shed-load of Gibson gear, and play live on the Snickers Stage at Download 2005.

Think about it: in just a few months you and your band could be playing to thousands of music fans at the UK's biggest rock summit. If you fancy sharing a venue with the likes of Feeder, Black Sabbath and System of a Down go to www.snickersunsigned.co.uk and get on the road to rock stardom...

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Callenish Circle Issue Album Update

Callenish Circle have posted this message on their official website:

Last couple of months we have been working very hard on our new (and meanwhile 5th) studio album. So far we have written the complete basics of 6 new tracks and we have plenty of cool material & ideas left for the rest of the album. It's just a matter of putting the right ideas into song structures and work out the details. Some of the new song-titles are "This Day You Regret", "Sweet Cyanide" and "As You Speak". The recordings for the new, yet untitled, album are scheduled in May & June over here in The Netherlands with Gail Liebling (mastermind behind Gail of God). The mix will be done in Denmark with Tue Madsen (a.o. the Haunted, Illdisposed and Mnemic) at the well-known Antfarm Studio. Last but not least the album will be mastered by Peter Neuber at Mega Wimp Sound in Germany. At the moment we haven't decided on the artist for the artwork yet. The new material music wise... welL... just imagine the best of what we did on both Metal Blade albums, add some really cool groovy parts and combine this already deadly cocktail with some high-tech wacky soundscapes, delivered by mr. Liebling himself. Furthermore the new album will feature a bonus DVD with a lot of cool video footage. On this bonus DVD there will be featured a completely professional (audio & visual) recorded live-show (recorded at the 013 venue in Tilburg), a home-video of our trip to the Piorno Rock Festival in Spain, a studio-report of the recordings of our upcoming album and some other interesting stuff. The release is scheduled for November on Metal Blade Records again. After the release we will also hit the road again to promote the album at the live front.

Thrashing regards,

Pat on behalf of Callenish Circle.

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Manowar And Rhapsody Join Forces For U.S. Tour

Long-running American heavy metal legends Manowar and Italian symphonic metal maestros Rhapsody will be joining forces for these confirmed U.S. dates:

June 18 Worcester, MA - The Palladium
June 19 New York City, NY - BB King's Blues Club

More dates are expected to be announced as they become available.

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Mercenary To Interact With Fans On Metaleater

Mercenary mastermind/vocalist/bassist Kral is now available to interact with fans and answer questions, and offer his opinions on all things metal on our official forum.

Editor In Chief Tony Antunovich says, "On behalf of everyone here at Metalaater, I would like to welcome Kral as our guest and thank him for offering his time to this. Mercenary's music needs to be experienced by everyone. We hope that this will give all metal fans the opportunity to learn more about the band, and we encourage you to feel free to ask Kral your questions. He will be more than happy to answer them."

To speak with Kral, you will need to become a member of the forum. Sign up for free here (click on "Register" in the top right hand corner).

For more information on Mercenary, visit the band's official website.

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Extol Heading To The U.S.

Norway's Extol will be touring the U.S. throughout the summer in support of their brand new release, "The Blueprint Dives".

Here are the dates:

Apr. 20 - Coray Alumni Gym - Wheaton, IL
Apr. 22 - Ichthus Festival - Wilmore, KY
Apr. 24 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA (New England Metal and Hardcore Festival)

w/ Haste the Day, Embrace Today:

Apr. 26 - The Icon - Buffalo, NY
May 3 - Hyamp - Huntington, WV
May 4 - The Toneyard - Knoxville, TN
May 6 - The Complex - Memphis, TN

w/ Haste the Day, Dead to Fall, Twelve Tribes:

May 11 - The Imperial - Jacksonville, FL


May 13 - Cornerstone Festival - Orlando, FL
June 30 - Cornerstone Festival - Bushnell, IL (Tooth and Nail Day)
July 1 - Cornerstone Festival - Bushnell, IL
July 15 - Sonshine Festival - Willmar, MN

More dates will be announced.

Extol's brand new album, "The Blueprint Dives", will be released on May 3 through Century Media Records.

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Heaven Shall Burn To Support DEP In Cologne

After returning from a successful show at Japan’s Independence-D Festival in Tokyo, Heaven Shall Burn just got confirmed as support for The Dillinger Escape Plan in Cologne, Underground on April 3rd (next Sunday). It will be right after their gig at Easterbash in Kortrijk, Belgium.

“We just played with The Dillinger Escape Plan in Japan and they just tore the whole place up, so we are looking forward to shred Cologne with them! Thanks to the Japanese for their super-nice welcome at Independence-D Festival last week. People went nuts – and our album “Antigone” isn’t even out in Japan yet. We’re definitely looking forward to our next visit to Nippon”, says guitarist Maik Weichert.

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Cannae Announce New Guitarist, Finish Tracking

Cannae have announced the addition of Alex Vieira to the band. In an official statement, the band quipped, "He's a very talented guitar player from central Florida. He currently plays in bands, Five Billion Dead and Capharnaum. His debut with the band will be at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. So for those of you who are going to be there, I suggest you check out our set. We are a new and improved band now and we're very happy with our progression as musicians."

Cannae also finished tracking for the new record "Gold Becomes Sacrifice" with Jason Suecof. The album features a guest solo by James Murphy on the track "Bastinado", and will be mixed at Morrisound Studio in the next couple of weeks.

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Watch Ozzy Osbourne's 'In My Life' Video Online

Ozzy Osbourne is out with the video for his cover of The Beatles track 'In My Life', from the box set 'Prince of Darkness'. You can watch it online at Yahoo! Music.

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Watch Adema's 'Tornado' Video Online

Adema's video for their first single, 'Tornado' can be viewed online on Earache's site.

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Sonata Arctica, Norther, To Play Thirteenth Day

Sonata Arctica, Norther, Intense and Season's End are the play Thirteenth Day 2005, a festival that happens at the Birmingham Academy on July 24.

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Motorhead Announce Massive UK Tour End of '05

Motorhead have announced a massive series of UK shows for the end of the year. The dates are as follows:

October 30 - Bristol Colston Hall
October 31 - Ipswich Regent Theatre
November 1 - Nottingham Rock City
November 3 - Cardiff University
November 4 - Sheffield City Hall
November 5 - Manchester Carling Apollo
November 7 - Glasgow Carling Academy
November 8 - Liverpool Academy
November 10 - Birmingham Carling Academy
November 11 - Newcastle City Hall
November 12 - Bradford St. George's Hall
November 14 - Leicester De Mont fort Hall
November 15 - Oxford New Theatre
November 16 - Norwich UEA
November 16 - Folkstone Leas Cliff Hall
November 19 - London Brixton Carling Academy
November 20 - Cambridge Corn Exchange
November 22 - Plymouth Pavilions
November 23 - Southampton Guildhall

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