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Metal News for March 27, 2006

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If Alf Were To Make A Death Metal Music Video

I'm sure this video has been floating around the Internet for a while, but I just saw it. "If Alf Were To Make A Death Metal Music Video" - the title says is all. The video is clips of that bad 80's muppet star of his self-named TV show, Alf, "playing" Exhumed's "DeathWalks Behind You." You can watch the video here.

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Skinless Announce Tour Dates

Skinless have announced the following tour dates:

April 28 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance w/ Exodus
April 29 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (NEMHF)
April 30 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club w/ Exodus
May 20 - Middletown, NY @ Death In The Forest Fest
May 27 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar (Maryland Deathfest)
June 16 - Bucksport, ME @ The Kave
June 17 - Cohoes, NY @ Saratoga Winners
June 23 - Yonkers, NY @ Club Pure w/ Antipathy
June 24 - West Islip, NY @ Almost Home Cafe
June 30 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance w/ The Red Death

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Asesino Play NYC

Asesino will be coming to BB King's Blues Club in New York City on July 31st. Asesino feature Tony Campos of Static-X/Brujeria and Dino Cazares of Brujeria/ex-Fear Factory.

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Lacuna Coil's "Our Truth" Enters UK's Top 40 Chart

Lacuna Coil's lastest single, "Our Truth", has entered the UK's Top 40 National Single Chart. Lacuna Coil's single, "Our Truth", from their upcoming album, "Karmacode", entered the chart at number 40. Not only is this a debut for the band, but is the first commercial chart single for Century Media Records.

Lacuna Coil's album, "Karmacode", made it on the "old" charts that are based only one physical sales at #27.

Lacuna Coil's album, "Our Truth", will be released Monday, April 3rd. Lacuna Coil are currently on tour with Rob Zombie before coming back to Europe for a tour and festivals. Lacuna Coil will also be featured on this years Download Festival.

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Soilwork to Tour with Darkest Hour and Others

Soilwork will be touring with Darkest Hour, Mnemic, and Threat Signal. Tour dates are as follows:

October 5 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx (no Darkest Hour)
October 7 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
October 9 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
October 12 - Cohoes, NY @ Saratoga Winners
October 15 - Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
October 17 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
October 20 - West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
October 21 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
November 5 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club

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Def Leppard and Journey to Tour

Def Leppard and Journey will be doing a tour for VH1 Classic and Live Nation. Def Leppard's guitarist, Phil Collen said the following on the tour: "Only six months between tours for DEF LEPPARD...this is amazing...WOW. I think we're getting the hang of this! Usually, we always have to redefine and reorient ourselves to touring as we are used to a three year gap between tours because of the recording process. This time, we had the album in the can so we are good to go. We're really psyched to be hitting the road this summer and are looking forward to seeing all of our fans again." More...

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As I Lay Dying Set Release Date For Reissue

AS I LAY DYING will be re-releasing their first two recordings, previously out on Pluto Records, on May 16 via Metal Blade Records. The set will include both a re-recorded and the original version of the band's split CD with AMERICAN TRAGEDY (originally issued in 2002), plus their first album, "Beneath the Encasing of Ashes" (2001). The track listing is shaping up as follows:

01. Illusions (re-recorded)
02. The Beginning (re-recorded)
03. Reinvention (re-recorded)
04. The Pain Of Separation (re-recorded)
05. Forever (re-recorded)
06. Beneath The Encasing Of Ashes
07. Torn Within
08. Forced To Die
09. A Breath In The Eyes Of Eternity
10. Blood Turned To Tears
11. The Voices That Betray Me
12. When This World Fades
13. Surrounded
14. A Long March
15. Refined By Your Embrace
16. The Innocence Spilled
17. Behind Me Lies Another Fallen Soldier
18. Illusions (original version)
19. The Beginning (original version)
20. Reinvention (original version)
21. The Pain Of Separation (original version)
22. Forever (original version)

In other news, AS I LAY DYING have confirmed the following European dates in June: More...

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More Slave To The System US Tour Dates Announced

SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM, the band featuring Scott Rockenfield (drums, QUEENSRŸCHE), Kelly Gray (guitar, ex-QUEENSRŸCHE), Damon Johnson (guitar/vocals, BROTHER CANE), have lined up the following dates in April:

Apr. 07 - Big E's - Edgerton, WI
Apr. 08 - Harpo's - Detroit MI (w/ BUCKCHERRY)
Apr. 09 - The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI
Apr. 12 - The Temple Club - Lansing, MI
Apr. 13 - Planet Rock - Battle Creek, MI
Apr. 14 - Piere's - Fort Wayne, IN
Apr. 15 - The Machine Shop - Flint, MI

SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM's debut album came in February, but the band haven't been able to announce a full tour because of their other commitments — singer-guitarist Damon Johnson is a member of ALICE COOPER's band, and drummer Scott Rockenfield has a busy year ahead of him with QUEENSRŸCHE.

QUEENSRŸCHE has announced shows from late August through mid-October in support of their new album "Operation: Mindcrime II", which comes out April 4.

COOPER's got a Canadian run mapped out from May 1 through May 17, with U.S. dates penciled in for June.

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Bal-Sagoth Post New Song on Myspace

A new BAL-SAGOTH track, 'The Hammer Of The Emperor', has been posted at their MySpace page at this location. The track is lifted from the band's upcoming album, The Chthonic Chronicles, will be released through Nuclear Blast with a release date to be announced. The album's cover artwork is available at this location.

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Jumalation Begin Recording Debut Album

Finnish thrashers JUMALATION have entered the studio to begin recording their debut album for OSM Records. "The drum tracks have been finished and the work on the bass tracks has begun," stated guitarist Pete Anthares.

"We are very excited that we finally will see the debut record of JUMALATION this fall," said Patrick Ramseier, CEO of OSM Records. "It is going to have the metal and attitude you have been looking for."

Check out audio samples three cuts from JUMALATION's 2005 "Metal on Metal" self-financed demo at this location.

JUMALATION is:

Pedro Anthares – Guitar
Abutre E. Hate – Guitar
Taurus – Vocals
Carlos – Bass
Esteban Genocídio - Drums

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The Final Burden Set To Record Album

California metal band The Final Burden will be entering the studio later this month to beginning recording their Thorp Records debut. Tracking will take place at Stu Stu Studio in Redondo Beach, CA and the album will be available this summer. You can download one of their demo tracks here.

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Stars Turn Cold Seek New Drummer

Maryland's Stars Turn Cold are currently in search of a replacement for their departed drummer. The band has issued the following statement:

"Our drummer, Keith, has just quit the band due to the fact that he has family obligations he must attend to and can't tour anymore. We wish him the best. We're looking for a new drummer to play with us and do the extensive touring we have planned to till the end of summer. If you are good, inventive and are solid at playing drums, willing to tour 6-8 months out of the year and are willing to write new material as well as relocate to to Maryland get in touch with us. We have a tour in less than a month that runs for 22 days. We have a fill-in for the tour already, but we need a full-time drummer. No bullshit. You can't go to school, You can't work a full-time job, you'll never have any money and your family will most likely hate you, much like our families hate us. But that's half the fun of it. Contact us at our Myspace or our email (starsturncold@hotmail.com) if you're at all interested."

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Ihsahn's "Invocation" Video Posted Online

EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn's video for "Invocation", the opening track from Ihsahn's forthcoming solo album, "The Adversary", has been posted online at this location (Quicktime required). You can also download the video to your hard drive (35 MB) (right click and "Save As"). The clip was shot and produced in Notodden, Norway by a local production company. "I think the video reflects both the direct and solitary expression of the album," Ihsahn said. "It was my intention to keep everything as pure and intense as possible, yet staying true to metal tradition."

"The Adversary" was written and recorded over a one-year period at Symphonique Studios in Norway and features a guest appearance by Garm from ULVER on one song.

"Generally, my thoughts for this album were that, 'OK, if I'm doing a solo album, then I might as well do a metal album that kind of includes all the periods I've been through playing metal,'" Ihsahn told BLABBERMOUTH.NET last month. "When I first started playing guitar at the age of 11, I started out playing basic heavy metal stuff. The bands I've played in have been from straight heavy metal up through thrash and speed metal, death metal, and then black metal. I thought the album should include embraces from all those areas.

"Most albums I do I take a study period as well to learn new things and kind of sharpen the working methods and combining theory with the energy of creative thought are driving forces," he continued. "I wanted to have a very varied album with different influences, but I didn't want to take everything into all of the songs. If it's a black metal song it's kind of a black metal song all the way through. When I do a progressive song it's kind of progressive all the way through. I'm trying to pull out the most of one thing, rather than just mixing it all together in all the songs; it's varied in that sense. Hopefully, there should be a consistency throughout the album."

All music and lyrics for "The Adversary" were written and performed by Ihsahn with exception of drums, which were played by Asgeir Mickelson (BORKNAGAR, SPIRAL ARCHITECT). "Asgeir is a very talented guy and he could play live a better version of what I programmed," Ihsahn said. "He was the perfect guy for the job because he didn't change things. In some parts I may have had drum patterns that I felt essential to the song, which was very playable, but not necessarily the way a drummer would think. He could interpret what I programmed and just do exactly what I needed. He's been valuable for this project. He's a great guy to work with as well."

Tracking for "The Adversary" is as follows:

01. Invocation
02. Called by the Fire
03. Citizen
04. Homecoming
05. Astera ton Proinon
06. Panem et Circenses
07. And He Shall Walk in Empty Places
08. Will You Love Me Now?
09. The Pain is Still Mine

"The Adversary" will be released cooperatively by Mnemosyne Productions and Candlelight Records on April 10 in Europe and April 18 in North America. Owned/operated by partners Ihsahn and Ihriel since 2003, Mnemosyne Productions was established as an outlet for duo's musical collaborations as well a place for new talent and innovative artists.

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