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Metal News for March 9, 2005

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15 news articles posted on this day.

Korn, Guns N Roses Stars Cameo In 'The Still Life'

Total Rock is reporting that Korn's Jonathan Davis, Dizzy Reed from Guns N' Roses and Joshua Todd of Buckcherry all have cameo roles in the new movie 'The Still Life'. So far, there are no further details on the project.

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More Black Label Society Tour Dates Added

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY have confirmed more dates for their upcoming tourin support of their just-released album 'Mafia'. Here are the tour dates so far:

North American tour with MELDRUM: More...

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Strapping Young Lad Frontman Talks About New Album

An audio interview with Strapping Young Lad frontman, Devin Townsend, about the band's new album, "Alien," has been posted online here.

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Jonathan Davis Offers Career Advice

Kerrang.com has a video clip of Korn frontman, Jonathan Davis, talking about the the beginning of the band and his previous job.

Go here to see the video interview.

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Caligula Call It Quits

Cleveland's Caligula have now broken up. The group released an album with United Edge Records last year, but were never able to get back on track following the departure of singer Ryan Kennedy last September. Kennedy and Caligula drummer Mike Burrows are currently working on a new project.

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More Acts Confirmed For Download Festival

More acts have been confirmed for Download Festival takes place from 10th, 11th & 12th June, at Donington Park, Leicestershire.

All of these new bands are to play the Snickers Stage, with In Flames and Lamb of God playing on the Saturday, and with Motorhead, Mastodon, Chimaira, and Bullet For My Valentine all playing on the Sunday.

They join the bands previously confirmed: Feeder, Garbage, Dinosaur Jr, Megadeth, Biffy Clyro, JJ72, Billy Idol, The Used, My Chemical Romance (all Friday), Black Sabbath, Velvet Revolver, HIM (all Saturday - an Ozzfest day), and System of a Down, Slipknot, and Slayer.

Three-day tickets are on sale now, priced at £105, with camping costing an extra £22.50 (and with parking thrown in). Those not camping will (if required) need to buy an extra ticket to park their car, costing £5 if bought at the same time as festival tickets, or costing £10 on the day.

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Swarm Of The Lotus Sign To Abacus

After commencing negotiations many months ago, Swarm Of The Lotus have officially signed with Abacus Recordings. The Baltimore band has previously released material with At A Loss Recordings and Reptilian Records. Their new record, "The Sirens Of Silence," was recorded with Kurt Ballou at Godcity studios and should hit stores this summer. Extensive touring is being planned to support the release. You can download a track from the new album here.

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Open Hand To Support My Chemical Romance In UK

Open Hand will be supporting My Chemical Romance during their brief UK tour in April. Here are the dates:

4/6 Wolverhampton UK @ Wulfrun Hall
4/7 Glasgow UK @ QMU/Barrowlands
4/7 Manchester UK @ Academy
4/9 London UK @ Astoria

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M.O.D. Contribute Song To 'Fat Actress' Show

M.O.D. have the song 'Bubble Butt' featured in new US TV series 'Fat Actress', which stars Kirstie Alley. This is based on the comedienne's real-life problems because of her weight. It blends reality and fiction, and is unscripted.

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Subliminal Verses Tour Show Report From Philly

I had the chance to attend the Subliminal Verses Tour in Philadelphia, PA. The tour included bands such as: Lamb of God, Shadows Fall and of course, Slipknot. The date of the show I attended was on March 5th and the show was at the Wachovia Spectrum. I took some pictures which are now up in the gallery section and also did a show report. The following is how the night transpired: More...

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Cave In Ready New Release

Cave In are to release a batch of songs they recorded last year. These will come out through Hydra Head in the Summer. Among the tracks to be included are: 'The World Is In Your Way', 'Prognosis', 'Trepanning', 'Paranormal', 'Believe In Doubt', 'Tension In The Ranks', 'On The Prowl', 'Atarxia', 'Perfect Pitch Black' and 'Screaming In Your Sleep'.

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The Taste Of Chaos Tour To Visit The UK

The Taste Of Chaos tour is to come to the UK in November. No dates or bands have yet been announced. Currently, Killswitch Engage, The Used and My Chemical Romance are touring the US under this generic banner.

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Rhapsody/Christopher Lee Tracklisting Revealed

As previously reported, back in December 2003, screen legend Christopher Lee recorded narrative parts as a Wizard King for Rhapsody's "Symphony Of Enchanted Lands II – The Dark Secret" album.

Turns out Lee himself is a talented singer possessing a rich bass/baritone voice. The actor and the band then met up again in December, 2004 to re-record the album track "The Magic Of The Wizard’s Dream," this time as a duet that would feature the singing voice of Mr. Lee.

This time producer Joey DeMaio was chosen by the band and Mr. Lee to produce the recording with the help of a Cologne string orchestra and some other guest musicians. With Lee’s command of over 12 languages, the track was recorded in four different languages - English, German, French and Italian. Also a spectacular video was shot in High Definition filmed by noted director Neil Johnson featuring a 40-piece orchestra and a 20-piece choir.

In addition to the four language versions the band also produced two brand new studio tracks, "Autumn Twilight" and "Lo Specchio D’Argento," that will also appear on this new offering, due for release on April 11th through Magic Circle Music/SPV/Steamhammer.

"The Magic Of The Wizard’s Dream" will include the following track listings:

CD Slim Box/Single Version: More...

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New Helloween Band Photos Posted Online

Helloween and drummer Stefan Schwarzmann have parted ways amicably due to musical differences. He has since been replaced by Rawhead Rexx drummer Dani Loeble. New band pictures can be viewed at http://www.helloween.org/news.html and http://www.helloween.org/index2.html.

Loeble has reportedly finished most of the drum recordings for the follow-up to "Rabbit Don't Come Easy." The as-yet-untitled album will be released through SPV later this year.

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Mark Hunter Comments On Sounds of the Underground

CHIMAIRA frontman Mark Hunter has made the following comment about the band's participation as one of the main stage support acts for this summer's Sounds of the Underground tour.

"Ozzfest was fun, and it may have been cool to do this year, but when we got wind of this new tour and found out that our fans wouldn't be spending $150 just to get a ticket, a water and parking slot, we immediately jumped at the opportunity. We are proud to be on the road with a bunch of kick ass bands who don't have egos, and we look forward to a great summer of metal and mayhem!"

The Sounds of the Underground tour will be the first tour CHIMAIRA will embark upon in support of their upcoming record. As previously reported, CHIMAIRA have announced a few upcoming dates. They are as folows:

April 19 - Toledo, OH @ Headliner's
April 20 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

April 21 - Buffalo, NY @ The Buffalo Icon
April 22 - Latham, NY @ Saratoga Winners
April 23 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
April 24 - Johnson City, NY @ Magic City Music Hall
April 25 - Farmingdale, NY @ The Downtown
April 26 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock Cafe

June 18 - Nijmegen, The Netherlands @ Fields of Rock

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