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Metal News for March 25, 2004

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9 news articles posted on this day.

Sinphonia Have Returned

The dark progressive metal band Sinphonia have officially reunited. The Danish band with female vocals are in the process of writing material for a summer recording of a demo to present the material to new labels. Expect a style darker and less progressive than the previous two albums (out on Lucretia Records International), but still very much in the Sinphonia vein.

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Disturbed To Hold Open Auditions For Bassist

DISTURBED will be holding open auditions for the bassist slot beginning this Saturday (March 27) in Los Angeles at a rehearsal studio called the Swinghouse, which is located at 7175 Willoughby, off the corner of Willoughby and Formosa. The auditions start at noon. The second audition will be held in Chicago on April 4 at the club Oasis One Sixty, located in a south suburb of Chicago called Chicago Heights. The exact address is 160 Joe Orr Road. The start time for this audition will also be noon.

DISTURBED's former bassist, Fuzz, was asked to leave in December because of personality conflicts. The group are currently working on the material for their third album, tentatively due in early 2005.

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Poison Concert-Goers Allege Police Abuse

Torsten Ove of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting that a Crafton couple filed a lawsuit Wednesday (March 24) saying they were roughed up by security guards and local police while attending a POISON concert at the Post-Gazette Pavilion in Washington County.

The Lopezes attended the POISON show on June 10, 2003 with Kathryn Lopez's brother. According to their complaint, an unnamed security guard demanded to see their tickets while they were in their seats. They had six, which Kathryn handed over.

She said the guard took the three extras and wouldn't give them back.

"He said we were 'ticket passing,' whatever that is, and kept walking away from us," she told the Post-Gazette last year.

The Lopezes said they asked for a supervisor to get their tickets back, and a second guard arrived. That guard said the first guard didn't have the tickets, then claimed to have found them on the floor, said "Look what we have here" and ripped them up.

When Marco Lopez said he was going to the box office to complain, he said a guard shoved Kathryn aside and put him in a choke hold. Other guards then hauled him off to the pavilion's security tent.

Meanwhile, Kathryn Lopez sought out Hanover Cpl. John Yost for help. When the guard who attacked her husband began shouting obscenities at her, Yost told her to "shut up," according to the complaint.

Read the full article at Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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First Exodus US Tour Dates Leaked

The first dates have been leaked for EXODUS' forthcoming U.S. headlining tour, which is scheduled to kick off in early April. They are as follows:

Apr. 10 - Colorado Springs, CO @ 32 Bleu
Apr. 11 – Lakewood, CO @ Whiskey Bill's
Apr. 14 - Minneapolis, MN @ Quest Club
Apr. 16 - Chicago Heights, IL @ Oasis One Sixty
Apr. 19 - Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa

EXODUS' new album, "Tempo of the Damned", was released in the U.S. last Tuesday through Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Prairie Sun and Tsunami studios in Northern California with producer Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, SKINLAB, ARCH ENEMY) and marks the group's first studio release since 1992's "Force Of Habit".

EXODUS will kick off a European headlining tour in late May. Support at all dates will come from Danish thrashers HATESPHERE and Portugal's RE:AKTOR.

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Nora Add Second Guitarist

New Jersey's Nora have now officially added second guitarist Steve "SteveJeff" Chladnicek to their lineup. Chladnicek, of fellow Jersey group Spearing Jocasta, will appear with the band beginning on April 2nd. Following a few select shows, Nora will embark on a mini-tour with Avenged Sevenfold et al, followed by Midwest and West Coast show in May and June. Here's the latest: More...

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Mudvayne Studio Update

This was part of the MuDvAyNe Newsletter, I recieved it earlier, it reads as follows:

New York, NY - After opening for Metallica on the band's
Summer Sanitarium tour, Mudvayne spent the holidays
recuperating before starting work on the quartet's third,
as-yet-untitled, Epic Records release.

Scheduled for this fall, the upcoming album follows the
success of Mudvayne's first two albums – L.D. 50 and The
End of All Things to Come — both of which were certified
gold. Singer, Chad Gray; guitarist, Greg Tribbett;
bassist, Ryan Martinie and drummer Matt McDonough recently
rented a ranch in northern California and converted its
multi-stall garage into a makeshift studio where they
are working on new music.
More...

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Metallica Preview Of "Some Kind Of Monster" Online

A trailer for METALLICA's much-anticipated $4-million documentary, "Some Kind of Monster", has been posted online in Quicktime format at this location.

As previously reported, "Some Kind of Monster" will be released in early July in small theaters in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, with plans to show the movie in other U.S. markets by the fall.

According to Joe Berlinger, who directed the movie along with Bruce Sinofsky, "Some Kind of Monster" will hit VHS and DVD early next year in what is likely to be two editions: a double-disc set composed of the movie and plenty of bonus footage, and a four-disc box featuring the movie plus as much as four and a half hours of edited footage that didn't make the film. There's also a good possibility that a soundtrack will accompany the DVD release, Berlinger said, adding that it would likely feature songs recorded during sessions that were left off "St. Anger".

METALLICA have struck a service deal with IFC Pictures, in which the band will pick up all the marketing costs in order to control distribution of the film.

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Joey Jordison Talks About Meeting Trent Reznor

In the March issue of Sweden's premiere rock/metal magazine Close-Up, SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison talks about playing the song "The Blister" from the band's upcoming album, "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)", for NINE INCH NAILS mainmain Trent Reznor.

"Me and Greg [Fidelman], our engineer, were sitting at the mixing desk listening to this shit. [Producer Rick] Rubin comes down — this is at his house — with Trent and I shake Trent's hand. Rubin tells Greg, 'Why don't you just play that song, let Trent hear it.' I fucking cranked it up, and right after the song, Trent was like, 'Dude, I gotta go lay down, I feel like a pussy now!' It was awesome! That's Trent Reznor right behind me. It was cool. A really, really humbling experience, the fact that he would say something like that about our new record. He's a lovely guy."

SLIPKNOT's "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)" is scheduled for release on May 25 through Roadrunner Records. The band are currently preparing to hit the road as part of the fourth installment of the Jägermeister Music Tour, beginning March 30 in Orlando, Florida. FEAR FACTORY and CHIMAIRA are also onboard for the five-week trek, which wraps up May 14 in Sacramento.

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Local Band In Philly Area, Spread The Word

Hey everyone, Mike here, I have recently discovered a band called Hollowed. This band is a very talented band, now I am not sure how many of the readers of this site will accept them or not, but I personally like this band a hell of a lot. So with that said, check out their website here. Also, if anyone would like to book Hollowed for a show, or has any questions you can email them here. Thanks for reading this everyone!

Also, even though there is another band with the same name, this band has the rights to the name Hollowed. Do not mistake them for one another, they sound nothing alike. Thanks people and spread the word for the band if you like them please. They have a lot of talent and with all of our help (including you guys) we can help them get recognized and possibly signed!

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