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Metal News for March 9, 2007

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19 news articles posted on this day.

Ex-Sevendust Guitarist Comments On Playing w/ Korn

Former SEVENDUST/current DARK NEW DAY guitarist Clint Lowery has commented on his decision to replace Rob Patterson as KORN's new touring/backup axeman.

Lowery is the second replacement for original KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch, who left the band two years ago to devote his life to Christianity.

Lowery made his debut with KORN last Thursday (March 1) when the band made its first appearance ever on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno".

Said Lowery: "As some of you know I appeared with KORN on the 'Jay Leno' show.

"Anyway, I got a call from Munky [KORN guitarist James 'Munky' Shaffer] back in January asking if I would be interested in touring with them this year.

"First off, I've been a huge fan of his and the rest of those guys for along time and to be asked to be involved with them in any capacity is a huge honor. I will be touring with them this year but the new DARK NEW DAY record will be completed before I leave out with the KORN camp. My band has been very supportive about this and I love them for that.

"DARK NEW DAY will be recording over the next few months and it's gonna be a great record.

"I am very excited about sharing the stage with KORN. Their live show is crazy and I look forward to trying my best to add to what already is an amazing show.

"So to all you musicians that come from nothing always remember that it doesn't matter where your from anythings possible 'cause I'm from the middle of nowhere and I thank God every day for the chance to play along side of some great musicians (DARK NEW DAY, SEVENDUST, KORN). Cinderella story for sure. Again, please know that DARK NEW DAY's still on track and please come support the KORN shows I'm thankful to play."

DARK NEW DAY released its debut album, "Twelve Year Silence", in June of 2005. The disc featured the single "Brother".

In addition to Clint and Corey Lowery, who played in SEVENDUST and STEREOMUD respectively, the group features former members of DOUBLEDRIVE, SKRAPE and CREED.

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Hatebreed's Cover Of Sick Of It All's "Ratpack"

Two songs from the forthcoming SICK OF IT ALL tribute album — HATEBREED's version of "Ratpack" and BOUNCING SOULS' rendition of "Good Lookin' Out" — are available for listening on the Sick Of It All's MySpace page for the CD.

"Our Impact Will Be Felt" will hit shelves in the United States on April 24 through Abacus Recordings and features such additional heavy hitters such as SEPULTURA, RISE AGAINST, BLEEDING THROUGH, IGNITE and UNEARTH.

Each week leading up to the album's release there will be two new songs streaming for fans to listen to and get an inside preview of the album.

"Our Impact Will Be Felt" track listing:

01. RISE AGAINST - "Built To Last"
02. UNEARTH - "Clobberin Time/What's Going On"
03. HATEBREED - "Ratpack"
04. MADBALL - "Give Respect"
05. BLEEDING THROUGH - "The Truth"
06. COMEBACK KID - "Step Down"
07. IGNITE - "Cease Fire"
08. BOUNCING SOULS - "Good Lookin' Out"
09. PENNYWISE - "My Life"
10. KILL YOUR IDOLS - "Friends Like You"
11. SEPULTURA - "Scratch The Surface"
12. HIMSA - "Maladjusted"
14. FIRST BLOOD - "Just Look Around"
16. WALLS OF JERICHO - "Us Vs. Them"
17. SUICIDE MACHINES - "Goatless"
18. BANE - "We Stand Alone"
19. NO REDEEMING SOCIAL VALUE - "World Full Of Hate"
20. NAPALM DEATH - "Who Sets The Rules"

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He Is Legend "Attack Of The Dungeon Witch" Video

The new He Is Legend video for "Attack Of The Dungeon Witch" will make it's world premiere on Myspace starting March 13th. Check He Is Legend's Myspace and heislegend.com for more info and the video.

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Karnivool Post "Themata" Video Online

Karnivool have posted the video for their first single "Themata" on their previously available e-card. The track is currently impacting stations across the country in Austrlalia.

Karnivool's debut album Themata will hit stores everywhere on April 10th and has been described by Kerrang as "A ten-track journey of soaring melody".

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Gallhammer Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

Crust/black metalheads Gallhammer are putting the finishing touches on their debut Peaceville album, which is due later this year. The band also has European shows in the works for the back end of 2007.

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Hear Live Audio Tracks Of Soil Performance

There is some live audio of Soil performing their tracks “Give It Up”, “Fight For Life”, “Pick Me Up, and “Redefine” available for listening at the Underground Video Television website. The performances were recorded at The Croc Rock in Allentown PA last year during the band’s tour with Mushroomhead.

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Blood & Ink Fest 2007 Details Revealed

Blood & Ink Records has announced the lineup for their annual Blood & Ink Fest 2007. The show will be held at the following location:

Saturday, April 21st
Club Relevant
929 Level Green Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA
Doors open at 6:00 PM

The following bands are scheduled to perform:

Burden Of A Day
The Gentleman Homicide
Saints Never Surrender
Widows & Orphans
xLooking Forwardx

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First Dimmu Borgir Single Out March 30 on iTunes

"The Serpentine Offering," the lead-off track from DIMMU BORGIR's upcoming album In Sorte Diaboli, will be available for digital download at iTunes.com beginning March 30th.

The three-track North American version of the iTunes single will include an additional two songs NOT included on the album:

"The Serpentine Offering" - Video Edit
"The Heretic Hammer" - Instrumental Version, NORTH AMERICAN EXCLUSIVE

The European version of the three-track iTunes single will feature an exclusive instrumental version of "The Serpentine Offering" in place of the instrumental version of "The Heretic Hammer."

DIMMU BORGIR's new full-length album, In Sorte Diaboli, will be released on April 24 in North America. The first concept album in the band's history, In Sorte Diaboli is set in medieval Europe. A short synopsis of the story and its characters will accompany the lyrics in the CD booklet.

In Sorte Diaboli was mixed at Studio Fredman by producers Fredrik Nordström and Patrik J. Sten.

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Jesu Have Permits, US Tour Begins

The impending permits/visas finally cleared for Jesu this week; the unforeseen backlog at the U.S embassy in London had somewhat reduced enabling the band to be interviewed and be issued their work permits/visas.

This means that Jesu will perform its first live show in the U.S this Sunday, March 11th in Washington DC at the 9.30 Club and will complete the rest of the tour with ISIS from there on in, performing at the Hydra Head Showcase at SXSW, Austin, Texas on the 15th March along the way.

"Many thanks for your patience and huge apologies to those that missed Jesu at earlier shows due to these unforeseen circumstances. A Jesu headline tour of the U.S over the next 9 - 12 months will hopefully compensate somewhat, especially since Jesu now have permits/visas for 12 months!" explains the label.

Here is the full list of shows where Jesu will now perform in the U.S.:

3/11 930 Club Washington DC - w/ Isis, Torche
3/13 Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia PA - w/ Isis, Torche
3/14 Irving Plaza New York NY - w/ Isis, Torche
3/15 Emo’s Annex Austin TX - SXSW
3/17 (d) The Middle East - Downstairs Cambridge MA - W/ Isis, Zozobra
3/18 Theatre National Montreal QC - w/ Isis, Zozobra
3/19 Barrymore’s Ottawa ON - w/ Isis, Zozobra
3/20 Opera House Toronto ON - w/ Isis, Zozobra
3/21 St Andrews Hall Detroit MI - w/ Isis, Zozobra
3/22 Metro Chicago IL - w/ Isis, Zozobra
3/23 DAY OFF -
3/24 DAY OFF -
3/25 Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis MN - w/ Isis, Zozobra
3/26 The Picador Iowa City IA - w/ Isis, Zozobra
3/27 Granada Theatre Lawrence KS - w/ Isis, Zozobra
3/28 Marquis Theater Denver CO - w/ Isis, Zozobra
3/30 In The Venue Salt Lake City UT - w/ Isis, Zozobra
4/1 The Big Easy Boise ID - w/ Isis, Zozobra
4/2 The Big Easy Spokane WA - w/ Isis, Zozobra
4/3 Neumo’s Crystal Ball Reading Room Seattle WA - W/ Isis, Zozobra
4/4 Hawthorne Theatre Portland OR - w/ Isis, Zozobra
4/5 DAY OFF -
4/6 Bimbo’s 365 Club San Francisco CA - w/ Isis, Zozobra
4/7 Downtown Brew San Luis Obispo CA - w/ Isis, Zozobra
4/8 Henry Fonda Theatre Los Angeles CA - w/ Isis, Zozobra

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Watch Hatebreed Perform "You're Never Alone"

The last of a series of live videos UVTV (Underground Video Television) filmed of Hatebreed has been posted online. The live video is for the track “You’re Never Alone” which was filmed at The Croc Rock in Allentown PA during Hatebreed’s “The Monsters Of Mayhem” headlining tour last November.

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The Minor Times Unveil New Music

Pennsylvania hardcore stalwarts THE MINOR TIMES have posted a brand new track from the forthcoming record Summer Of Wolves on their MySpace page.

"Today we're happy to debut the song 'Casket City Lights' from our new 41 minute, 11 song album Summer Of Wolves," the band posted. "We couldn't be more thrilled with the way everything turned out and will be adding a few more songs from the record as well as media player to our website as the spring release date nears."

Recorded with producer Vince Ratti at Skylight Studios in December 2006 and January 2007, Summer Of Wolves was mastered by Alan Douches, will feature artwork from Mark Price and is currently slated for a May release via Prosthetic Records. Artwork and tracklisting for the record will be unveiled soon.

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Monstrosity Post Brand New Music to MySpace

Brand new music from legendary technical death metallers MONSTROSITY has been made available online. You can check out some new material from the Florida based band online at their MySpace.

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Zyklon Announces UK Dates With Blood Tsunami

Norwegian black metallers ZYKLON have updated their MySpace page to announce the following UK dates with BLOOD TSUNAMI and DEAD BEYOND BURIED:

8 - London, England at Underworld
9 - Manchester, England at The Academy
10 - Sheffield, England at Corporation
11 - Glasgow, Scotland at Cathouse
12 - Leeds, England at Rio's

Zyklon released their latest album, Disintegrate, through Candlelight in May, 2006.

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Yakuza Offers Studio Update and New Video Footage

Chicago's YAKUZA has offered an update from the studio online here, in addition to posting some new video footage on the band's MySpace page featuring the video for "Chicago Typewriter," as well as live footage.

"Alright, got the drums done over at Electrical Audio - the home of Steve Albini in Chicago," frontman Bruce Lamont said. "Now we have moved into Volume Recording / Semaphore Studios for the duration of the recording for Transmutations. Sanford [Parker, producer] (Minsk, Pelican, Rwake) is killin it. Keep you posted."

YAKUZA began demoing new material in the band's hometown at Semifour Studios for 'Transmutations' on Feb. 28 and is scheduled for a late 2007 release through Prosthetic Records. 'Transmutations' will be the follow-up to last year's critcally-acclaimed 'Samsara,' and the band will continue previewing new material live Apr. 8 with Genghis Tron and labelmates Kylesa as well as supporting Goatwhore on Apr. 20. Frontman / saxophonist Lamont will also make appearances on March 15 for a SxSw showcase at room 710 at 8 pm in Austin, TX and will follow that up with a March 16 appearance at the Furniture Records showcase.

YAKUZA on tour:
4/08 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen (with Genghis Tron, Kylesa)
4/20 Milwaukee, WI – Vnuk's (with Goatwhore)

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Testament Release More Tour Dates

Testament have updated their tour schedule, which now includes the following dates:

03/26/07 Granada Theatre - Dallas, TX
03/27/07 Scout Bar - Houston, TX
03/29/07 Rialto Theatre - Tucson, AZ
03/30/07 The Orpheum Theatre - Flagstaff, AZ
03/31/07 California Metal Fest: Galaxy Theatre - Santa Ana, CA

04/01/07 Modesto, CA - Fat Cat Music House
04/19/07 Torreon, Mexico - Salon Ferrocarrilero
04/20/07 Monterrey, Mexico - Café Iguana
04/21/07 Mexico City, Mexico - Circo Volador
04/22/07 Carolina, Puerto Rico - Arena
04/25/07 Sao Paulo. Brazil - Via Funchal
04/26/07 Curitiba, Brazil - Hellooch
04/27/07 Rio de Janiero, Brazil - Canecao
04/29/07 Buenos Aires, Argentina - El Teatro Flores
04/30/07 Santiago, Chile - Teatro Caupolican

07/03/07 RUSSIA - Voronej @ 100 Streams
07/04/07 RUSSIA - Saratov @ Club Vostok
07/05/07 RUSSIA - Russia @ Apelsin Club
07/06/07 ENGLAND - Derbyshire @ Bloodstock Open Air Fest
07/07/07 NETHERLANDS - Leeuwarden @ Waldrock Fest

08/17/07 FINLAND - Oulu @ Jalo Metalli Fest
08/18/07 NORWAY - Nottoden @ Metal Days Fest
08/19/07 SWEDEN - Goteborg @ Musikens Hus
08/21/07 DENMARK - Kolding @ Godset
08/22/07 BELGIUM - Antwerpen @ Hof Ter Lo
08/23/07 HOLLAND - Deventer @ Burgerweeshuis
08/24/07 NORWAY - Bergen @ Hole In The Sky Fest
08/25/07 GERMANY- Gemunden @ Up From The Ground Fest
08/31/07 ITALY - Rimini @ Velvet

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Tool Announce More Rescheduled Tour Dates

TOOL have announced more rescheduled live dates. The band were forced to cancel dates recently when drummer Danny Carey was injured.

Rescheduled dates now include:

30 - Reno at Reno Event Center

2 - San Diego at Cox Arena
5 - Las Cruces at Pan American Center
6 - Tucson at Convention Center Arena
8 - Albuquerque at Tingley Coliseum
9 - Colorado Springs, CO at World Arena
11 - Wichita, KS at Kansas Coliseum
15 - Southaven at DeSoto Center
17 - Bossier City, LA at Centurytel Arena
19 - Oklahoma City at Ford Center
21 - San Antonio at AT&T Center
22 - Corpus Christi at American Bank Center
24 - Baton Rouge at River Center
25 - Pensacola, FL at Pensacola Civic Center
26 - Birmingham, AL at Verizon Wireless Music Center
29 - Tampa, FL at USF Sundome
31 - Orlando, FL at Amway Arena

1 - Sunrise, FL at Bank Atlantic Center
2 - Jacksonville, FL at Veterans Memorial Coliseum
4 - Duluth, GA at Gwinnette Center More...

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Snake Eyes Seven Confirmed For Milwaukee Metalfest

Canadian metallers SNAKE EYES SEVEN have been confirmed for Milwaukee Metalfest XIX held at the Waukesha Expo Center in Waukesea, WI.

SNAKE EYES SEVEN will be performing at the pre show party Thursday May 10th and both nights of the festival, Friday and Saturday. Metalfest XIX marks the U.S. debut appearance of Canada's heavy metal act featuring Daniel Nargang, Victor Langen, Cole Stevens, Nialls Mellors.

SNAKE EYES SEVEN's self titled debut will be released via CHAVIS RECORDS in April 2007 and distributed through BCD Music Group US and outlying countries, Propper - Europe and PHD Canada for Canada. The release will also be available at all major digital download locations worldwide.

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Eddie Van Halen To Enter Rehab

Eddie Van Halen has said he will enter rehab for unspecified reasons.

In a statement addressed to fans Thursday on Van Halen's Web site, the guitarist said he decided to seek treatment because "at the moment I do not feel that I can give you my best."

"That's why I have decided to enter a rehabilitation facility to work on myself, so that in the future I can deliver the 110 percent that I feel I owe you and want to give you," the statement said.

It wasn't known whether Van Halen will attend his band's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during a ceremony Monday in New York.

The operator of Van Halen's Web site declined to release further details.

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Hear Tracks From Mortiis' "Some Kind Of Heroin"

Mortiis has made a selection of advance tracks from the upcoming remix album 'Some Kind of Heroin' available via the band's dedicated Myspace page.

The album, which features tracks from 'The Grudge' reconstructed by a number of artists including The Kovenant, PIG, Funker Vogt, In The Nursery, Girls Under Glass and more, will see a European release on April 16.

Commenting on the remixed material, Mortiis described the thought process behind 'Some Kind of Heroin':

"I had remixed several of these artists for their releases earlier so it was really only a matter of bringing out the baseball bat and start yelling "payback time!" - others I would contact direct and work out deals with them. This album mostly came together through mutual contacts, sending out emails or calling up and asking if they wanted to be part of it. Bands like Girls Under Glass and Gothminister I had met and am friends with, so we knew that would work out great."

The streaming advance tracks provide a sense of the diversity the album offers, and give fans a chance to check out other artists take on the Mortiis sound long before the album goes on sale.
Mortiis is on tour with Deathstars around Europe in April.

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