Metal News for March 6, 2004
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16 news articles posted on this day.
A PERFECT CIRCLE's video for "The Outsider" has been posted online at this location (Windows Media player required). The band teamed up with directors Mark Kohr (ALANIS MORRISSETTE, SOUL COUGHING) and Steven Grasse for the clip, which was shot on location in Los Angeles and Palmdale, Ca. on January 22-23.
In other news, A PERFECT CIRCLE have added a batch of spring dates to support their second album, "Thirteenth Step", which came out in September.
Upcoming A PERFECT CIRCLE shows: More...
The new Black Label Society album "Hangover Music Vol. VI" will be released on April 20th, 2004. Expect the first single "House Of Doom" to hit airwaves sometime soon. This album is more rock based than metal, unlike BLS' previous albums. Craig Nunenmacher once again handles the drum duties (although John Tempesta makes a guest appearance on track 14). Mike Inez, James Lomenzo, and J.D. all share bass duties on the album. Brian Tichy does not appear on the album like previously reported. The final tracklisting for the album is as follows: More...
Meshuggah's new album, "Catch 33" will be out this fall thru Nuclear Blast. In the meantime, here are some tour dates:
June 25th-27th Fury Fest - Nantes, FRA
July 1st-4th Roskilde - Roskilde, DEN
July 15th-17th Arvika Festivalen - Arvika, SWE
July 31st Gates of Metal - Hultsfred, SWE
4Q Radio have posted a brand new metal show up online for listening. The following bands appear:
..head to 4QRadio.com to check it out.
SOULFLY are venturing to to South Africa for the first time in their career this month. The dates are as follows:
17 - Dockside in Cape Town
19 - Vodaworld in Johannesburg
20 - Vodaworld in Johannesburg
21 - TBA in Durban
Online tickets are available now at this location.
METALLICA have confirmed more dates (see NEW) for their upcoming North American tour: More...
Karmageddon Media have set March 22nd as the release date for CONTROL DENIED’s upcoming album of unfinished recordings by the late DEATH legend Chuck Schuldiner. The recordings, which are only 75% complete, were recorded by Jim Morris at Morrisound Studios in Tampa, FA
The album (originally titled When Machine and Man Collide) also features bassist Steve DiGiorgio, vocalist Tim Aymar, guitarist Shannon Hamm, and drummer Richard Christy.
As previously reported, Jane Schuldiner, Chuck’s mother, has responded to label Karmageddon Media claims by stating that any “any demo of Chuck's released by Karmageddon will be put on EmptyWords (www.emptywords.org) by the Schuldiner family, to download for free.”
BODY COUNT, the metal band fronted by legendary rapper Ice T, are slated to contribute a new song to the upcoming "Resident Evil 2" soundtrack. The as-yet-untitled track will apparently be a collaboration between the group and a seemingly unlikely writing partner — former EVANESCENCE guitarist Ben Moody. "We're going to do a song on the new 'Resident Evil 2', and Ben Moody is going to co-produce the song with me," BODY COUNT guitarist Ernie C revealed in an interview with 411Mania.com. "He's going to write a song with BODY COUNT. It sounds weird, but it's a great hard rock record, so he's writing us on [the] 'Resident Evil' [soundtrack]. I met him, he's a really cool guy, he wants to work with us, so we're going to do 'Resident Evil', and that'll be the first song. And I know that's a big achievement — that'll be a big deal."
In the same interview, Ernie spoke about a possible musical direction for the group's long-awaited follow-up to 1997's "Violent Demise: The Last Days", tentatively due next year through an as-yet-undetermined label. "It probably will be a little heavier and a little darker," he said. "We want to do things like work with the detuned guitars and the sludgy sound. We want to make it a little grindy. I know something I want to do, personally, is put some more guitar solos in there. That's something that's missing from a lot of hard rock and metal nowadays. You have some great players, but a lot of them do just rhythm, and they're great at it, but no one really does solos anymore. People don't understand that that's how a guitar player expresses himself. Those are his emotions coming out of that, and it's been missing. So I think I want to bring the old feeling of guitar playing back and combine it with the newer, heavier style."
Read the full article at 411Mania.
Venge Records recently signed North Carolina band, Idea Of Beauty. Next month the group will enter the studio with producers Mitch Marlow and Eddie Wohl to begin recording their debut full-length.
Canada's A Perfect Murder spent a good portion of February in New Jersey at Trax East studios recording their Victory Records debut with Eric Rachel. Recording has been completed and the album, entitled "Unbroken," will hit streets in July. The record will consist of fourteen new songs and features a guest vocal appearance from former Earth Crisis, current Freya frontman, Karl Buechner. According to the band, the album is "a lot more faster, a lot more brutal, [and has] a lot more "old metal" feeling."
SLIPKNOT will release the track "Duality" as the first single from their as-yet-untitled new album, due out on May 25 through Roadrunner Records. The song will impact radio stations on May 4.
In other news, SLIPKNOT's track "Don't Get Close", which appears in the recently released Activision game "MTX: Motocross", will NOT be appearing on the upcoming album in any form, according to Roadrunner Records. "Seems that SLIPKNOT and producer Rick Rubin have a little problem in that there's too much great shit to choose from, and only so much material they can fit on the new CD," reads a post on Roadrunner's web site.
As previously reported, SLIPKNOT will 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. 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 Boston-based dynamic metalcore quintet DIECAST have completed the recording process for their new album, "Tearing Down Your Blue Skies", set for a summer release through Century Media Records. This is the group's first effort since their acclaimed debut full-length, "Day of Reckoning", released over three years ago.
Commented bassist Jeremy,
"I guess the first thing to say is that we're back and better than ever. Our absence from playing shows does not mean that we were not writing. In fact it turns out to be quite the opposite. It has given us time to create the most dynamic and talented songs we have ever written. We have spent almost two years on this material and made sure that every song was as strong and interesting as the next. Our new singer, Paul Stoddard, has allowed us to try things that we could never have imagined in the past. His voice is so dynamic he can go from a clean singing part to melodic screaming, all the way to death metal screams in the same song. We tried to make each song have a different feel and have written some of our heaviest material and also some of our most melodic. With our new singer and Century Media behind us I think this record will more than please all our loyal fans we've gained over the years as well as open us up to a whole new audience. We had a chance to play two shows with Paul before we hit the studio and they were completely insane. It was as if we had never taken time off with kids all over the stage singing along and people destroying each other in the pit. We would like to thank all our patient fans for waiting so long and we promise you will not be disappointed. We will be touring nonstop when the record hits so be prepared."
DIECAST will perform at the renowned New England Metal and Hardcore Festival in front of their hometown crowd on Saturday, May 1
36 CRAZYFISTS' video for the track "At The End Of August" has been made available for download at the group's official web site. Check it out: Medium-Speed (25.4 MB), High-Speed (33.9 MB) (Quicktime required).
"At The End Of August" comes off the group's sophomore album, "A Snow Capped Romance", due on March 16 through Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Bitterness The Star" was produced by James Wisner, who has worked with such post-hardcore acts as DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL and FURTHER SEEMS FOREVER. Veteran British knob-twiddler Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, SKINLAB, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, ARCH ENEMY, OPETH) mixed the CD at his Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, England.
BLOODBATH, the band featuring Mikael Åkerfeldt (OPETH), Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström and Jonas Renkse from KATATONIA, Dan Swanö (Nightingale, EDGE OF SANITY) have issued the following message through the Forum section of their official website:
First of all, hope you're pleased with a new and individual forum for Bloodbath. It was the right time to make one 'cuz the band is BAKK!!!
Yeah, we're currently fueling up for another lap in the death metal lane as the band has now begun writing the material for the follow-up to Resurrection Through Carnage with the studio being booked for late spring.
Now, there has been some relevant changes in the line-up. Vocalist Mike Åkerfeldt has been kicked out and a replacement is already found in one of the biggest names in the scene. Furthermore, drummer Dan Swanö has decided to step off at the death metal depot to switch instruments and is now sharing guitar duties with me. Taking over the drums, is yet another big big name. Jonas Renkse is still keepin the decay and pulse behind the bass and is leading the race of gathering pile after pile with sick and dark lyrics.
As for the new members, their secret names will be revealed soon. A monster album is promised!!!”
STEEL PROPHET are the latest confirmations for the 2004 edition of LA's Gates Of Metal Festival which is slated for June 6th, 2004 at the Ibiza Theater in Whittier, CA.
Headlined by PRIMAL FEAR (their first southern California performance), other acts on the bill include AGENT STEEL, CATTLE DECAPITATION, DREAMS OF DAMNATION, INTO ETERNITY, PROTOTYPE, RESISTANCE, SCARRED, WATCH THEM DIE.
More bands will be announced soon.
Multi-instrumentalist Mr. John Two-Hawks from Uriga Springs in the Ozark Mountains (Arkansas) will be featured on the NIGHTWISH’s forthcoming album "Once". John Two-Hawks’ tribe is Lakota (the same tribe was featured in the Hollywood movie Dances With Wolves) and is a well-known Native American musician, teacher of Indian culture and music and author. He has already released six albums of his own healing music and is touring constantly in the US. John was also nominated for NAMMY (Native Indian GRAMMY Awards) for his latest album "Heal".
He will be playing flute, singing and reading a poem in Lakota language (original text by keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen) on ‘Creek Mary’s Blood’.
For more information on John Two-Hawks head here
Spinefarm Records will issue ‘Nemo’ (CD Single) on April 19th, ‘Nemo’ (DVD Single) on May 3rd and Once (CD) on June 7th.