Metal News for March 31, 2005
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17 news articles posted on this day.
Initial dates for the upcoming Soilent Green, Into The Moat, A Perfect Murder, and Devilinside tour have been confirmed. Here's the latest:
7/15 Baltimore MD @ Fletchers
7/16 Hagerstown MD @ Leitersburg Grange Hall
7/21 Hartford CT @ Underground
7/22 Poughkeepsie NY @ Club Crannel
7/23 Rochester NY @ Penny Arcade
7/24 Cleveland OH @ Peabody's
7/28 Omaha NE @ Ranch Bowl
7/29 Denver, CO @ Rock Island
7/30 Colorado Springs CO @ Navajo Hogan
8/2 Seattle WA @ Studio Seven
As has been rumored recently, Evergreen Terrace and drummer Chris Brown have parted ways. Reasons for the move haven't been disclosed, with the Evergreen Terrace camp stating nothing more than "We wish Chris the best of luck." Long-time band friend, Brad Moxey, is currently playing drums for the group.
Sin's Metal News reports that MUDVAYNE have landed the coveted 'mystery' band slot on this years OZZFEST 2005, putting to rest rumors that an 'Among the Living' era ANTHRAX will be taking to the main stage. The band will be perform directly beneath IRON MAIDEN, who will be a part of the tour through August 20th, before dropping off due to previous European engagements.
KREATOR have made a few changes to their upcoming North American tour with VADER and PRO-PAIN. In order to hopefully minimize the confusion, the changes are noted beside the dates in question. In addition, the April 28th gig in Albuquerque, NM at Launchpad has been cancelled.
The updates itinerary now includes: More...
Contrary to earlier reports, the first single from the yet to be titled new HELLOWEEN studio album (release date October 31st) will now be 'Mrs. God' (release date July 4th, Southeast Asia July 6th). Apart from the title track, the single will contain various bonus features such as an exclusive non album track, one album track and the video for 'Mrs. God', which will be shot in Nueremberg, Germany beginning of May.
Due to a strong positive development of said track during the recording sessions, the band spontaneously decided to favor 'Mrs. God' over the previously selected track 'Come Alive'.
On November 18th, their world tour will kick off in the Czech Republic. Europe will be toured extensively until end of January; in February the band will be playing in Asia, followed by concerts in North and South America from March on.
Confirmed Helloween tour dates are as follows: More...
Norway’s SUSPERIA have announced details of a high profile European tour in May. The band have been confirmed as the main support act for bay area thrash legends TESTAMENT on their upcoming European 'Reunion Tour'. Also appearing on the tour will be DIVINE EMPIRE from the US and DEMOLITION from Austria.
Susperia recently completed a video for the album track ‘Devil May Care’ from their third full-length album, Unlimited. It features highlights from the group's recent and most successful tour of Europe, including footage from their performance at 2004's Inferno Festival.
Norway's TRISTANIA report that their new video, for the track ‘Equilibrium’ (directed by Ralf Strathmann) can now be seen online via IFilm. You can find the clip here.
‘Equilibrium’ comes from Tristania’s new album, Ashes, available through SPV Records.
On Saturday, April 9, 2005, the Dutch Roadburn Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary edition with a stunning variety of space/stoner/doom rock bands on three different stages with Brant Bjork & The Bros, SUNN O))), ELECTRIC WIZARD (the first ever show with the We Live line-up), and HIGH ON FIRE, amongst others, at 013-Tilburg.
Monster Magnet lead guitarist Ed Mundell has been confirmed to jam live on stage with headliners SPACE RITUAL. That band was formed in 2001 to revive the lost magic, the truly interstellar spirit of Hawkwind, of which the band were all members, and this will be Space Ritual`s first ever gig on the European mainland. Check roadburn.com for the complete line up. Holland’s major network, VPRO 3voor12, will pull off a live webcast of the 10th Roadburn Festival.
In other news, VPRO 3voor12 will re-broadcast last year`s "Monster Magnet Live at the 9th Roadburn Festival" webtv webcast. The webcast will run on April 6, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. GMT at www.3voor12.nl (click on webtv).
On Saturday, May 14, 2005, the Second Annual Sweet Leaf Festival will be held at Evos Arts in Lowell, MA (98 Middle Street, Lowell, MA 01852, 978-441-9906 or 978-441-1063). With doors opening at 2:00 pm, this will be an all day festival of heavy local and national music.
The Second Annual Sweet Leaf Festival will feature the following acts: More...
'Slow Transcending Agony', the debut album of the french brutal doomsters ATARAXIE will be released in June on the Japanese extreme doom label Weird Truth. This album was recorded in Belgium during last summer in the CCR studio (TPOG, Aborted, In Quest...) and contains 5 tracks of old school and brutal doom/death for a total length of 51 min. It will appeal to fans of Unburied, Evoken, Worship, Thergothon, Mournful Congregation, old Paradise lost and 90s doom/death nostalgics in general.
On Tuesday, March 29, I got the chance to interview All That Remains vocalist, Phil Labonte, when they rolled through Vancouver with As I Lay Dying and Throwdown. Phil had problems with his throat and was advised to cancel all press but he was cool enough to let me ask him a few questions. As usual, I brought my sidekick Jen with me to help out a bit. More...
U.K. black metallers THUS DEFILED will fly to the U.S. in April to record their new album, "Daemonspawn", at Noise Farm Studio in Texas. Sakis from the legendary ROTTING CHRIST will be providing backing vocals on the album. The band will also make their first appearance on U.S. soil as special guests to DEMONCY at the Backroom in Austin on April 15.
TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy has issued the following statement regarding the band's upcoming "reunion" tour:
"Well, it is really happening. Alex [Skolnick], Greg [Christian], Johnny [Tempesta], Eric [Peterson], me and Louie [Clemente], we are joining together to play some shows in Europe in May and a few in the U.S. in June. We are all stoked. More...
Slipknot has been forced to drop all of the opening acts on their Subliminal Verses Tour according to a posting on the official From Autumn to Ashes website.
From Autumn to Ashes report: Due to unforeseen Union enforced time constraints with venues, From Autumn to Ashes were removed from Slipknot's Subliminal Verses Tour, along with all of the opening act bands. The tour will remain a three band bill with Shadows Fall and Lamb of God as the openers.
From Autumn To Ashes want to apologize to all you who bought tickets to the Slipknot shows they were on. A number of alternatives were presented to the unions and the venues, but in the end, an agreement was unable to be reached. From Autumn to Ashes and Slipknot both deeply regret letting the fans down.
The band was really looking forward to playing the west coast and hope they see all of you at the Sounds of the Underground tour this summer.
NASUM drummer Anders Jakobson has posted the following message on the group's official web site:
"Today, March 30, Mieszko Talarczyk [NASUM guitarist/vocalist, victim of the Southeast Asian tsunami], was buried at the Church of Almby, Örebro (Photo#1, Photo#2). I guess most of you have experienced at least one funeral in your life. Funerals are a bit strange, they are both terrible and wonderful at the same time. You have to bury someone to get on with the whole grief process, and even though you feel terrible during the actual ceremony, crying and shaking, you feel a little bit better afterwards. More...
BBC News is reporting that Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne had to flee their mansion when a blaze broke out as they slept. The fire started in the living room of the Buckinghamshire home late at night.
BLACK SABBATH star Ozzy and "X-Factor" judge Sharon were roused by a fire alarm and ran to safety in the garden, rescuing their pets as they escaped. The couple were not injured in the fire, which happened on Good Friday (March 25), but were treated for the effects of smoke inhalation.
Two fire engines turned up at the home and four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus went inside to douse the flames. Fire chiefs believe the cause may have been electrical.
On Wednesday (March 30) fire officers visited the couple to give them safety advice.
The blaze is the latest in a series of blows for the MTV reality show stars. Last November the couple were burgled at the Chalfont St Peter mansion, with an estimated £2m-worth (approximately $3.8 million) of jewelry stolen. Eleven months before the burglary Ozzy had suffered a near-fatal crash on a quad bike.
Between The Buried And Me are currently finishing up the writing process for their next album, the title of which has yet to be solidified. According to the band, "the songs are sounding killer and we can't wait to unleash them on everyone." BTBAM will be in the studio with Jamie King in North Carolina in May/June recording the effort, with Matthew Ellard (Weezer, Converge) then slated to mix the material in Massachusetts. The record will hit stores later this year through Victory Records.