Metal News for March 3, 2004
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18 news articles posted on this day.
SLIPKNOT will reportedly make the first song off their forthcoming album available for download via their official web site, www.slipknot1.com, on March 30. No further details are currently available.
SLIPKNOT's as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2001's "Iowa" is due 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 4 in Denver.
The video for the title track to SOULFLY's upcoming fourth full-length album, "Prophecy", has been made available for viewing at this location. The clip features a guest appearance by former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, who played on four cuts on the forthcoming SOULFLY CD: "Prophecy", "Execution Style", "Defeat U" and "Mars". The remaining songs were handled by bassist Bobby Burns (ex-PRIMER 55 guitarist).
As previously reported, "Prophecy" is scheduled for release on March 30 through Roadrunner Records. The album (view cover here) was produced by mainman Max Cavalera at The Saltmine Studio Oasis in Mesa, Arizona and was mixed by Terry Date (DEFTONES, PANTERA) at Studio X in Seattle, Washington.
SKYFIRE has just finished the recording of the drums at Los Angered Studios. The band will produce the rest of their third album at Underground Studios.
CELESTY are mixing their second album 'Legacy Of Hate' at Fantom Studios in Finland. Antti Railio is the new talented singer in the band. Richard Andersson (Time Requiem) will appear as guest musician in a track and the band has also had the participation of a choir in the recording.
The Italian metal act HIGHLORD finished the recording of their fourth album entitled "Medusa¹s Coil" at New Sin Studios. The new album will be released in May 04.
Here is "Medusa¹s coil" tracklisting: More...
DREAMAKER will play two shows in Japan (Tokyo & Osaka) in May. In April, the band will be on tour in Europe with Falconer & Doomsword. Dreamaker has also confirmed their participation at Viña Rock Festival (Spain).
THUNDERBOLT will tour Germany with Skew Siskin in March. Skew Siskin has previously toured and shared stages with bands like Kiss, Bon Jovi, Accept, Black Sabbath, Ozzy og Mötorhead.
Here are the tour dates: More...
San Diego outfit HARD ECHO has just recently self released their very 1st cd titled Traded Secrets, which features 10 smokin metal tracks that bring back the British metal sounds of the 80's straight onto the year 2004. The cover artwork was designed by world famous artist Marc Sasso who has done cd covers for DIO-Killing The Dragon, CAGE-Darker Than Black , ROB ROCK-Eyes of Eternity , MORBID ANGEL-Heretic.
Hard Echorecently featured their song "Salem/Traded Secrets" on the 1st ever 2 cd compilation from
ELECTRICBASEMENT.com webzine, to great critical acclaim.
Visit the official Hard Echo website at www.hardecho.com to purchase the CD, obtain the latest band news and to download mp3 files.
Candlelight Records confirms April 20 as the US release date for the new album from Norway's Cadaver. Titled Necrosis , it is the fourth full-length album from the popular technical death metal band.
Signing with Candlelight Records in late 2003, Necrosis is sure to see Cadaver's US fanbase and overall personnae expanding ten-fold. The track listing for Necrosis is as follows: Necro as Fuck, Decomposed Meal Skin, Evil is Done, Odium, Awakening, Goat Father, Unholy Death, The Etching, Cleanser, Heartworm.
Metal Eagle has nine new interviews with the following bands:
- SUPREME MAJESTY
- STAR STAR
- PRIMAL FEAR
- LEASH LAW
- HATE ETERNAL
- DYING FETUS
Bassist Frank Bello has quit ANTHRAX and is relocating to Los Angeles to join the reformed HELMET, according to "informed sources". The surprising move reportedly came the day after ANTHRAX finished taping the additional video footage for their much-anticipated live DVD, "Music Of Mass Destruction", due on April 6 through Sanctuary Records. Replacing Bello in ANTHRAX on a temporary basis is veteran bassist Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT, FATES WARNING). An official announcement on the matter is expected soon.
Prior to commencing their next European tour, Polish death metal veterans VADER will play four gigs in Germany, Holland, Belgium and Switzerland. There's a possibility of more dates in Germany but they are still under negotiations. Confirmed dates are as follows: More...
PRONG guitarist/vocalist Tommy Victor has revealed to RollingStone.com that NINE INCH NAILS mastermind Trent Reznor briefly enlisted him for a side project called TAPEWORM that never materialized.
"Actually, that's one of the reasons I threw in the towel for a while," Victor told the magazine. "I was promised so much by that whole camp — not to sound bitter or anything. I went down to New Orleans and worked on some stuff, but I never heard any finished product. But some of that stuff I worked on appeared on some MARILYN MANSON stuff. I was ripped off — that's happened several times."
PRONG have just issued their sixth studio album, "Scorpio Rising", in the U.S. through Locomotive Music.
Upcoming PRONG tour dates:
Mar. 06 - Pinellas Park, FL - Pinellas Expo Center (Sun N' Steel Festival)
Mar. 13 - Irvington, NJ - Cricket Club (March Metal Meltdown VI)
Mar. 20 - Maplewood, MN - First Avenue (Minnesota Metalfest)
Jane Schuldiner, mother of late DEATH/CONTROL DENIED frontman Chuck Schuldiner, has issued another statement in response to continuing reports that the now-defunct Hammerheart Records (currently operating under the name Karmageddon Media) will be releasing the unfinished sophomore album from CONTROL DENIED this spring.
As previously reported, Chuck, who passed away in December 2001 after a battle with pontine glioma, a rare type of brain tumor, began work on the album (tentatively titled "When Machine and Man Collide") in 2001 but never managed to complete the effort before his health quickly deteriorated in the months leading up to his tragic death. The remaining members of the group — bassist Steve DiGiorgio, vocalist Tim Aymar, guitarist Shannon Hamm, and drummer Richard Christy — subsequently announced their desire to complete the CD and release it in Chuck's memory, but legal hassles between Schuldiner's family and Hammerheart Records (to whom Chuck was signed at the time of his death) put the entire project on hold.
The following is Jane Schuldiner's statement regarding Hammerheart Records' plans to release the incomplete recordings without the family's consent:
"Hello fans/friends, I have read of plans to release, unauthorized, Chuck's raw music on CD. In response to that news let me say that any demo of Chuck's released by Karmageddon will be put on EmptyWords (www.emptywords.org) by the Schuldiner family to download for free."
Embrace Today, Evergreen Terrace, and On Broken Wings will be touring portions of the U.S. and Canada in April and early-May. Here are the latest tour dates: More...
Hellfest is just months away and as you may have heard, the fest will not be taking place in Syracuse, NY, as in years past. This year, the event will take place at the Rexplex in Elizabeth, NJ on July 23rd, 24th, and 25th. The new location was chosen for its convenient location, directly in the heart of the tri-state area, in addition to its proximity to Newark International Airport. Additionally, the new facility has a larger capacity, air-conditioning throughout, soccor fields, basketball courts, and other amenities. It's also safe to say that event coordinators were growing increasingly frustrated with the bureaucratic hassles of hosting the event in Syracuse.
Location aside, Hellfest 2004 will consist of three stages, over 100 bands, a skate contest (the facility has two indoor skateparks), a tattoo convention, and more. And once again, the fest will be documented by Highroller Studios for a DVD release.
Event organizers are currently accepting submissions from bands interested in performing at the fest. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Gates Of Metal 2004 festival is scheduled to take place on July 31st in Hultsfred, Sweden. The latest acts to be confirmed for the festival include: SENTENCED, DRAGONFORCE and WITHIN TEMPTATION.
The confirmed list of acts scheduled to perform currently includes: SENTENCED, DRAGONFORCE, WITHIN TEMPTATION, RUNNING WILD, MESHUGGAH, SONATA ARCTICA, SODOM, FINNTROLL, THE STORYTELLER, PAGAN'S MIND and ARISE.
More acts will be announced soon. Tickets for Gates of Metal 2004 are available at Ticnet . A ticket costs 550 SEK (+ fee). Camp site for tents is included in the ticket price.
Tabu Recordings will be holding an Inferno Festival kick-off party at Rock-In in Oslo, Norway on April 8th at 3pm.
Organizers from Tabu state: “We`re gonna have some beers, giveaways, play some good music etc. and we would really like you to drop by and share a beer or two with us before we head over to Rockefeller and mosh the posh!
SUSPERIA will be there with us and if you`d like to schedule a meeting with the guys, please let me know. As you probably already know, they will play at the Inferno Festival on Friday, April 9th at Rockefeller and their new album, "Unlimited", is set for release in Europe on April 19th ! (North American release in June through Candlelight Records). The buzz on the album has been amazing so far! Also, if everything goes as planned, Tabu Recordings will present their new signing this evening - and for sure, this is our biggest signing so far!!!”
As previously reported, organizers for the Inferno Festival have announced the final running schedule for this year's show, which is being held on April 8 through 10 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo, Norway. Here is the detailed schedule: