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Metal News for March 28, 2006

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25 news articles posted on this day.

My Darkest Hate Part Ways With Vocalist, Bassist

MY DARKEST HATE, the German death metal band featuring former PRIMAL FEAR drummer Klaus Sperling and members of SACRED STEEL, have parted ways with singer Chris Simper and bassist Oliver Schort. Replacing them in the group's current formation are Claudio Enzler (SACRIFICIUM) on vocals and Alex Palma (LUNA FIELD) on bass.

MY DARKEST HATE have just released their fourth album, "Combat Area", via Massacre Records. The band recorded the follow-up to 2004's "At War" at Stage One studios in Borgentreich, Germany with producer Andy Classen (CALLENISH CIRCLE, TANKARD, OCCULT).

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Ramallah Cancel European Tour

Ramallah have cancelled their upcoming European tour, which was to take place with The Setup in April. Guitarist Mike recently broke his wrist and may need surgery. The band hopes to schedule a make-up tour for this summer. Meanwhile, Ramallah will still play the New England Metal Fest in late-April, in addition to several May shows

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Bane UK and European Tour Dates

Bane will be touring the UK and Europe in May. Here are the tour dates:

01/05 UK Norwich Marquee
02/05 UK Dundee Westport Bar
03/05 UK Manchester Music Box/Jilly's Rockworld w/ FVK/Cro Mags, Betrayed
04/05 UK Kingston The Peek
05/05 UK London Underworld w/ FVK/Cro Mags, Betrayed
06/05 UK Nottingham The Old Angel
07/05 UK Folkstone Lanterns
08/05 UK Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach w/ Endstand
09/05 Germany Münster Triptychon
10/05 Germany Würzburg AKW
11/05 Germany München Backstage w/ Raised Fist, Bridge To Solace
12/05 Germany Leipzig Conne Island
13/05 Switzerland Will Remise w/ Death By Stereo, Raised Fist, Himsa, more
14/05 Germany Trier Exhaus w/ Death By Stereo, Himsa, The Banner

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Reflux Taking Time Off, But Not Breaking Up

Contrary to rumors, Reflux are not breaking up. Lambgoat spoke with a member of the band earlier today and confirmed that they are indeed taking a break, but not disbanding permanently. Here's a statement from the group:

"Reflux is not over. The four of us are all still the best of friends and intend on putting out a proper full-length album that does us justice sometime in 2007. Yes, we will touring in support of it. However we will not be touring anytime soon in 2006. We lived out of a van for many months in the past year and made a lot of progress in the US, Canada and Europe. Now: Vinny and Tosin are living in Atlanta taking a one year course studying Music Theory at the ATL Institute of Music. Evan is living in his hometown of Nashville being a fucking pimp. Ash is bouncing back and forth between living on Venice Beach and DC. We will be releasing some live footage from our headlining December Tour online soon, along with possibly clips of a new song that was performed on that run.

We would like to extend thanks to Prosthetic Records, Outerloop Management, Avocado Booking, Darkest Hour, Strapping Young Lad and everyone else who took us seriously on this album cycle and helped us when others wrote us off. Thanks to all the kids who have shown us so much love and inspired us to keep sleeping like shit and eating Waffle House at 4am every night smelling like a hobo until we got to the next town. We have had some of the best times of our lives doing this band thing and we aren't throwing it away. As other bands who give the interstates their full-time attention and dedication can tell you, sometimes you just have to take a step back and satisfy your own personal, creative, and spiritual desires instead of killing yourself on the road in the name of soundscans and moshing. What to expect on the next album? More cohesive songs, more memorable parts, more dynamic performances displayed by all members, and more musical identity. We just want to make an album that we will enjoy years from now and not associate with whatever was 'cool' at the time of our album cycle. It is our duty as grown ass men to be less concerned with being the next big thing in Hot Topic, and more concerned with creatively fulfilling ourselves. So in 2007 all you gym short kids, basement shredder music geeks, girlie jean flattened hair gender benders, fishnet arm eyeliner fruits, and industry schmucks: get ready for an album that will be nothing like anything you have heard in heavy music. We will not be rushed. We will not be pressured by superficial flavor of the week bullshit, and we will have real production. Should be fun!:) And no, we don't care how many people we just alienated or offended by this post. Now for your quote of the day...

'even in HARDCORE, there are so many rules about what is and what is not acceptable, and that completely negates the whole spirit of the ORIGINAL idea.' - Dennis Lyxzén / Refused."

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Melancholic Art Re-release Debut, Seek Keyboardist

In the past year, Melancholic Art released their first full length, titled Força Black Metal Pampeano, which marked the beginning of some changes in the band, being their most aggressive album so far. The first 1000 copies are sold out and now the band is preparing a re-release the album with new artwork, which can be seen here. Labels and distros interested in releasing or distributing the album should contact the band through the e-mail press@melancholicart.com.

Here is the album track listing:

01. Infernal Prelúdio
02. Marcha da Morte
03. War, Confusion and Disaster
04. Melancholy with Desperation
05. Army of Infernal Soldiers
06. Força Black Metal Pampeano
07. Warstorm
08. Metzli (Warriors from the Blood)
09. Bizzare Perversion with Satan
10. Melancholic Art

Meanwhile Melancholic Art is looking for a keyboardist to have a full line-up. More informations at melancholicart.com and myspace.com/melancholicart.

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Venom Post New Album Available For Streaming

VENOM's entire new album, "Metal Black", is available for streaming at MP3.com. Due in North America on April 4 via Sanctuary Records, the CD was mixed at the Townhouse Studios in London and contains 14 new songs, including "Antechrist", the demo for which can be heard at this location.

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1349 to Headline Death in the Forest Festival

1349 have been confrimed as the headliner for the Death in the Forest Festival. Death in the Forest Festival takes place in Middletown, NY at the Orange County Fairgrounds on May 20th. Performers include, Vital Remains, Anal Cunt, Impaled, Skinless, Immolation, among others..

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Dysrhythmia to Tour With Behold...The Arctopus

Dysrhythmia and Behold...The Arctopus will be touring, dates are as follows:

with Yakuza:
May 25 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Khyber
May 26 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory (tap bar)
May 27 - Allston, MA @ O'Brien's
May 28 - New Haven, CT @ Bar Nightclub
May 29 - Fredericksburg, VA @ The Bourbon Room
May 30 - Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone
May 31 - Charleston, SC @ Cumberlands w/ Kylesa
June 1 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ The Social
June 2 - Athens, GA @ Tasty World
June 10 - Phoenix, AZ @ Bulldogz
June 11 - Los Angeles, CA @ Knitting Factory
June 12 - San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room
June 14 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

June 24 - Dayton, OH @ Elbo's w/ Mouth of the Architect
June 25 - Columbus, OH @ High Five
June 27 - Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar

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Tool Announces New Single, Release Date Set

Jonathan Cohen of Billboard.com reports: Tool has revealed the track list for its next studio album, "10,000 Days." As previously reported, the set is due May 2 via Volcano. The first single/album opener "Vicarious," which stretches past the seven-minute mark, is due to arrive April 17 at U.S. rock radio outlets.

True to form, the 11-track "10,000 Days" sports a number of epic tunes, particularly "Rosetta Stoned" and "10,000 Days (Wings Pt. 2)," both of which clock in at 11:14. Near the end of the disc are the substantially lengthy "Intension" (7:21) and "Right in Two" (8:56).

"10,000 Days" is the follow-up to 2001's "Lateralus," which debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 2.3 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

As previously reported, Tool will play its first U.S. show since late 2002 when it headlines the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival on April 30 in Indio, Calif. No other U.S. dates have been confirmed. Afterward, the band will spend the first portion of the summer playing the European festival circuit, with dates on tap through July 9 at Finland's Turku Festival.

Here is the track list for "10,000 Days":

"Vicarious"
"Jambi"
"Wings for Marie (Pt. 1)"
"10,000 Days (Pt. 2)"
"The Pot"
"Lipan Conjuring"
"Lost Keys (Blame Hofman)"
"Rosetta Stoned"
"Intension"
"Right in Two"
"Viginti Tres"

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To-Mera To Headline The Darwin On September 29

To-Mera will headline The Darwin on Friday September 29, the first evening of the UK's 6th annual Bloodstock Festival, which runs from September 29th-30th, 2006. To-Mera was formed by Julie Kiss and Lee Barrett (ex:Extreme Noise Terror / Disgust / Mussolini Headkick) following her acrimonious departure from the Hungarian progressive metal band Without Face (ex: Earache / Elitist recording artists).

Their debut CD will be released during September on Candlelight so this will be a timely show for one of their first live performances.

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Watch Hatebreed's "To The Threshold" Video Online

Roadrunner has posted the video for Hatebreed's "To The Threshold" - a track recorded especially for the compilation album "MTV2 Headbangers Ball: The Revenge." You can stream the video from teh links below:

You can also check out the MTV2 Headbangers Ball: The Revenge ecard here. MTV2 Headbangers Ball: The Revenge was released will be released on April 11th and contains 2 CDs, 38 tracks, and 2 1/2 hours of music.

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Anata Post New Song Online

Swedish death metallers ANATA have released a new song ("Downward Spiral Into Madness") off their upcoming new album, The Conductor's Departure, on their MySpace page.

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Evanescence Will Finish Mixing New Album Next Week

EVANESCENCE frontwoman Amy Lee has posted the following message on the EVANESCENCE message board EVBoard.com:

"Terry [Balsamo, EVANESCENCE/ex-COLD guitarist] and I are sitting here in the control room at the studio — we'll be done mixing [the new album] next week! I can hardly believe it, we've been working on this album for so long. The stuff sounds so good... Wow, what a trip this has been.

"I just wanted to say hi, check in with you and let you know that Terry is doing really well [after suffering a stroke in November] (he is downloading PANTERA ringtones right now and trying to get one of us to call him), [producer Dave] Fortman is ruling it (in deep thought at the mixing board) and I am trying to figure out the order of the songs for the album. It's going to be hard to hold this music in all summer. Haha!

"Terry just said to thanks for all you guys' support, and all the kind words. I really want to thank you guys again for being so patient — I know it's gonna be worth it. Hang in there! Ill keep you guys posted." More...

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Anonymus Part Ways With Singer/Guitarist

BW&BK has received the following statement from Quebec-based metallers ANONYMUS:

"A new page has been turned, After more than 600 concerts, five albums, nine videos, unforgettable tours, after shows worth of mention and thousands of kilometers traveled together, it’s with great sadness but by common accord that Anonymus and founding member Marco Calliari are now parting ways. The guitarist/singer was a member of the group for the last 17 years.

Those who have been following Anonymus’s forward progressions know that since 2004, Marco Calliari has been leading a successful solo career. After a few years of alternating between both projects and considering the importance of Marco’s involvement towards Anonymus, the band realized that it was in the best interest of the group to make this very painful decision:

'It’s been the most difficult decision presented to us since the beginning of our career. We feel that with Marco’s solo career the group was not moving forward at regular speed and numerous scheduling conflicts would arise.'

The group would like to emphasize that this situation was handled amicably and with the utmost respect for each other. 'Despite everything, we remain in good terms. Yes, the wound is still open but we feel that it’s in the best interest of the group. We sincerely hope that Marco’s career develops like he desires and we wish him the best of luck.' More...

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Losa Part Ways With Metal Blade Records

Bassist Joshua Urista of the Dallas-based metalcore outfit LOSA has posted the following message on the group's official web site:

"For the first time in a very long time I actually have some juicy tid-bits to share. I wish I could say that the news was all good, but that would be a lie and probably not as interesting. So let's get to it, shall we.

"LOSA is no longer on Metal Blade Records. Feel free to read into that as much as you would like. Working with them was an enlightening experience, one I will not soon forget. You will be happy to know that they wish us 'good luck in our future endeavors, which [they] hope are extremely successful.' Other labels are already interested, so no worries.

"Next up, we have the cancellation of our April tours with DEADBIRD and YAKUZA. I strongly encourage you to support both of these bands by attending their shows and buying their merch. My apologies go out to both bands and I hope we can work together in the very near future. As for the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, that is still up in the air. Stay tuned for more on that. More...

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In Flames Announce New Tour Dates with Nevermore

As previously reported, IN FLAMES will embark on a second North American headlining tour in supprt of their new album, Come Clarity, with EVERGREY, NEVERMORE and THROWDOWN as support. Several new dates have been confirmed via the official In Flames website. The tour schedule is now as follows:

May
5 - Buffalo, NY at Town Ballroom (NEW DATE)
6 - South Burlington, VT at Higher Ground
8 - North Myrtle Beach, SC at House of Blues
9 - Jacksonville, NC at Planet Rock
11 - Cincinnati, OH at Bogart's
12 - Fort Wayne, IN at Piere's Entertainment Center
13 - Grand Rapids, MI at Orbit Room
15 - Lawrence, KS at Granada
16 - Colorado Springs, CO at The Black Sheep
18 - Spokane, WA at Big Easy (NEW DATE)
19 - Eugene, OR at McDonald Theatre (NEW DATE)
20 - Chico, CA at Senator Theatre (NEW DATE)
21 - Sparks, NV at New Oasis (NEW DATE)
23 - Tucson, AZ at Rialto Theatre
25 - Tulsa, OK at Cain´s Ballroom (NEW DATE)
26 - Memphis, TN at New Daisy Theatre (NEW DATE)
27 - New Orleans, LA at House of Blues (NEW DATE)
28 - Tallahassee, FL at The Beta Bar
29 - Jacksonville, FL at Club Rain (NEW DATE)
30 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL at Revolution

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Apiary, The Handshake Murders, Dryline Tour Dates

Apiary, The Handshake Murders, and Dryline will be touring the Southeast beginning later this month. Here are the tour dates:

3/29 Austin, TX @ The Ritz
3/30 Texas @ TBA
3/31 Monroe, LA @ Fluer De Live
4/1 MS/AL @ TBA
4/2 Gulf Shores, AL @ Adult Activity Center
4/3 Tallahasee, FL @ the Inn Between
4/4 Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial
4/5 Atlanta, GA @ Swayzes
4/6 Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
4/7 Summerville, SC @ Summerville American Legion
4/8 Virginia Beach, VA @ The Warehouse
4/9 Danville, VA @ Plan B
4/10 West Virginia @ TBA
4/11 Johnson City, TN @ Heather's Hideaway
4/12 Kentucky @ TBA
4/13 Tennessee @ TBA
4/14 Memphis, TN @ TBA
4/15 Arkansas @ TBA

If you can help with any open dates, send an email to holycitybookings@yahoo.com.

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Bleeding Through Australian Tour Dates

Bleeding Through will be touring Australia in May with Carpathian. As I Lay Dying will also be on some dates, presumably headlining. Here are tour dates:

dates w/ Carpathian
5/17 Brisbane, AU @ Arena w/ As I Lay Dying
5/18 Byron Bay, AU @ Byron Bay High School w/ As I Lay Dying
5/19 Newcastle, AU @ Cambridge Hotel w/ As I Lay Dying
5/20 Sydney, AU @ Manning Bar w/ As I Lay Dying
5/24 Adelaide, AU @ Fowlers Live
5/25 Melbourne, AU @ Corner Hotel
5/26 Melbourne, AU @ Camberwell Centre
5/27 Perth, AU @ Heat Nightclub

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Hate Eternal Drummer Departs

Hate Eternal drummer Derek Roddy has announced his departure from the band. Roddy has issued the following statement:

"Real life situations have forced me to resign as a member of Hate Eternal. I can on longer afford the expenses of touring. I have put much thought into this for the last several years and kept coming to this conclusion. I must be able to afford the quaility of life that I enjoy, and thus far... touring in extreme bands has not allowed me to do anything other than go into a financial hole. Every tour has put me in finanancial burden. Now, I'm not complaining (because I never expected to "make it" playing metal) But, I cannot continue to pay to do it either!!! Too expensive. Besides, I value the scene and would rather give my music away than be insulted at the end of the year with a $600.00 royalty check. This, in no way, means I won't be recording and releasing extreme music. In fact, you will hear more from me (as I now have the freedom to do what I want when I want). I wish Hate Eternal the best of luck."

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The Receiving End Of Sirens Guitarist Injured

The Receiving End Of Sirens guitarist/vocalist Alex Bars was hospitalized this past weekend after sustaining an injury in Boston. The group has issued the following statement:

"We are writing to bring you up to speed on an unfortunate incident that took place this past Friday. In a freak accident, Alex Bars (Vocals/Guitar), tripped and fell about 11 feet down a flight of stairs. After a fairly long emergency room stay, he was diagnosed with a fractured left scapula (shoulder blade), three fractured ribs, a punctured lung, and a few damaged vertebrae. As you can imagine, our entire band has been pretty shaken up this entire weekend. On the bright side, we are happy to have our friend/band mate still alive, and very thankful he avoided being paralyzed, or anything more serious for that matter.

Alex was checked out of the Brigham and Women's Hospital, in Boston, MA, Sunday evening after two long nights. He will remain home until he has aptly recovered. We will most certainly keep you posted with his progress. All we ask is you keep Alex and his friends/family in your thoughts, prayers, or whatever you may do.

As for The Receiving End of Sirens, we have decided not to cancel any of our upcoming headlining shows for "The New Hope Tour." Even though we will undoubtedly feel incomplete, we refuse to let down our friends, fans, promoters, clubs, and most importantly Alex. At this point, how large of a role Alex will be able to play in the first shows is still undetermined. We appreciate your support and understanding!"

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Coheed, Avenged Sevenfold, 18 Visions Tour Dates

Coheed, Avenged Sevenfold, 18 Visions, etc. tour
Monday, March 27, 2006 [2402 views]

The schedule has been finalized for the upcoming Coheed And Cambria and Avenged Sevenfold tour, which also features support stints from Head Automatica and Eighteen Visions. Here you go:

dates w/ Head Automatica
4/7 Poughkeepsie, NY @ Mid Hudson Civic Center
4/8 Providence, RI @ Dunkin Donuts Arena
4/9 Asbury Park, NJ @ Convention Hall
4/11 Norfolk, VA @ Convocation Center @ ODU
4/13 Louisville, KY @ Louisville Gardens
4/14 Atlanta, GA @ HiFi Buys Ampitheatre
4/15 Orlando, FL @ UCF Arena
4/17 Houston , TX @ Verizon Wireless Amp.
4/18 San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum
4/19 Dallas, TX @ Nokia Live
4/21 Denver, CO @ Magness Auditorium
4/22 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Great Salt Air
4/24 Sacramento, CA @ Memorial Hall
4/25 Reno, NV @ Lawler Events Center
4/27 San Jose, CA @ SJSU Events Center

dates w/ Eighteen Visions
4/28 San Diego, CA @ San Diego Sports Arena
5/1 Bakersfield . CA @ Rabobank Convention Center
5/2 Phoenix, AZ @ Mesa Ampitheatre
5/3 Albuquerque, NM @ Albuquerque Convention Center
5/5 Kansas City, MO @ City Market
5/8 Minneapolis, MN @ Myth
5/9 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
5/10 Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
5/12 Detroit, MI @ Cobo Arena
5/14 Pittsburgh, PA @ Chevy Ampitheatre
5/16 Lowell, MA @ Tsongas Arena
5/18 Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier at Penn's Landing
5/19 New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
5/20 New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom

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Burning Season Records Summer Fest (Austria)

The 2nd Burning Season Records Summer Festival will occur on July 8th and 9th in Unterbuch, Austria at Raiffeisenhalle. Here's the line-up:

Ignite
Evergreen Terrace
Cataract
Maroon
With Honor
Sentence
Knuckledust
Rise And Fall
Strength Approach
The Setup
Day Of The Dead
xNueva Eticax
Narziss
Morda
Just Went Black
Justice
To Kill
Jane
Clobberin Time
Curse Of Instinct
Drowning In November
Nasty
Earth Stands Still
Punchline

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Ancient Rites Post "Templar" MP3 Online

Ancient Rites has posted an MP3 of the song "Templar," off their new/upcoming album "Rubicon." You can download the mp3 here "Rubicon is scheduled for a May 15 release.

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Confessor Frontman Makes First Round of Rock Star

CONFESSOR singer Scott Jeffreys has made the first round taping in his region of the new CBS "ROCK STAR" series. This TV show is to select a lead singer for new all-star band SUPERNOVA, formed by drummer Tommy Lee (MOTLEY CRUE), bassist Jason Newsted (ex-METALLICA, VOIVOD), and guitarist Gilby Clarke (ex-GUNS N' ROSES). The new lead singer is to be chosen from 16 hopefuls when the second edition of CBS's ROCK STAR returns summer 2006.

"I was actually just curious to see if they would put me through. Knowing Jason is in VOIVOD, I thought it could be intriguing to see how far it might go", Jeffreys explains.

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New Carpathian Forest MP3, Artwork Revealed

CARPATHIAN FOREST has released the cover art for their upcoming album "Fuck You All!!!!." The artwork has been drawn by Nattefrost himself.

They've also revealed the names of several songs including "The frostbitten Woodlands of Norway", "Submit to Satan!!!", "Start up the Incinerator (here comes another useless Fool)", "Shut up, there is no Excuse to live..." You can download the song "Start up the Incinerator (here comes another useless Fool)" here.

Finally, the album will be available in limited metalpak edition and regular jewel case, as of May 22nd.

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