Metal News for April 11, 2005
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16 news articles posted on this day.
Hanzel Und Gretyl have announced that their new drummer for all upcoming live shows will be Mark Baker of Ministry. Hanzel Und Gretyl will headline Gothicfest 2005, which will be held on Saturday, September 17 at the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park, Ill. The festival will cater to the gothic subculture with an entire day of music, tattoos, fashion, body art, and extreme exhibitions. The band is also planning to tour in early fall.
Shattered Realm are now in search of a full-time bassist. The New Jersey group are currently preparing to record a new album. Candidates should have reliable transportation, equipment, and a willingness to tour. According to the band, "You shall be rewarded in glamour, fame and the kind of ecstacy that is only reached in the heat of battle. Downsides include heavy touring, heavy drinking and a near certain early death. Upsides include riches, thick mead, women for the taking, and a seat in the hall of valhalla."
Send an email to Punished353@aol.com for more information.
"Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore" is available in stores. The book, published by Feral House, revisits critical moments in the history of the grindcore and death metal genres. “Choosing Death: The Original Soundtrack,” the Relapse Records companion CD compilation to “Choosing Death” featuring classic tracks from Carcass, Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel, Death, At the Gates, and many more in addition to exclusive, never-before-heard songs from Nihilist (pre-Entombed), Suffocation and Pig Destroyer, is also available.
Cursed get back home from tour for the first time all year, and they're only off for about a week. Their next batch of dates with MARE start on the 19th and spread like the plague across Canada.
CURSED w/ MARE (Hyrdrahead Records)
April 19 - Thunder Bay, ON @ The Apollo
April 21 - Winnipeg, MB @ The Zoo
April 23 - Calgary, AB @ HiFi
April 24 - Whistler, BC @ The Boot Pub
April 25 - Vancouver, BC @ Mesa Luna
April 26 - Victoria, BC @ Lucky On Yates
April 28 - Edmonton, AB @ New City Liquid Lounge
April 29 - Edmonton, AB @ Queen Alexandra Center
May 01 - Winnipeg, MB @ The Collective - SLAM FEST
May 04 - North Bay, ON @ Evolution Nightclub
May 05 - Peterborough, ON @ Trashateria
May 06 - Toronto, ON @ 360
May 07 - London, ON @ The Embassy
Though the deal actually took place many weeks ago, Metal Blade Records has now officially announced the signing of Indianapolis death metal band Demiricous. Here's a statement from Metal Blade CEO Brian Slagel:
"We are so excited to welcome Demiricous to the Metal Blade family. We have been searching for a new, young real heavy metal band from the USA for quite some time. Demiricous fits that bill perfectly."
The band will be entering Planet Z studios in June with Zeuss to record a new full-length, which should hit stores this fall.
The Dresden Dolls have been signed to Roadrunner Records. The two-piece act of out Boston that pretty much defies any sort of explanation words can give. The Dresden Dolls will be the sole opening act on Nine Inch Nails' upcoming headline run, which starts later this month.
The best way to introduce yourself to the band is going to be through video. Check out the band's VIDEO page and watch the "Girl Anachronism" video. Dresden Dolls' self-titled debut is in stores now.
Darkest Hour has posted the following message on their official website:
We have completed mixing our new album "Undoing Ruin." It is off to get mastered and then it will be in the can and ready to go. We can't wait to get these songs out to you guys and we stoked to play some new songs at Metal Fest and our DEP dates. There is some shredding fast metal shit coming at you soon! We will be posting some music in the coming weeks! The artwork is coming together and you can check out a big version of the cover here, remember to look for it June 28th. We are stoked with Chris's work (Chris Crude that is). The new website is coming along and we should have more tour news in the near future (including some Euro dates!).
Also, Wyvern Custom Guitars is currently in negotiations with Darkest Hour to build Mike Schleibaum, and Paul Burnette signature series custom guitars and basses, details coming soon!
Into Eternity guitarist, Tim Roth, has posted the following tour update on the band's official website:
April 11, 2005 - back on the road
It feels great to be back on the road again! All the guys are at 90% feeling good right now, so everyone is happy. The moral is up now that we feel better. There is nothing worse than getting sick on the road.
Last night we ended up going to a karaoke bar here in Calgary on our day off. We all got up and started belting out the hits! It was a fun night. Stu was going off, ripping out "Painkiller" and "Run To The Hills". He was singing certain parts even higher, which I thought was funny as hell. I stuck to the Skid Row songs because I think it brought a tear to the table. Plus Sebastian Bach rules!!
The Winnipeg show was one of the best shows on the tour. It seems like the crowd was hungry for the metal. It's tough touring at this time with all the other tours, but there was a lot of fans still. I don't know why we don't go to Winnipeg more often.
The hometown Regina show was a bit dissapointing for us. A lot of our friends were there though, so that was nice. Everybody seemed to have a good time. I think it will be good to have an all ages show next time. That will happen when we roll through town as part of a package with Hate Eternal. It was cool to see everyone again.
Edmonton rules! That is always the case. It seems like it is becoming the metal Capital of the West. Brian the promoter treated us very well. He is a standup guy. The fans had a circle pit going and were singing along to all the songs. Now it feels like a hometown show when we hit that city.
Tonight is Calgary. We have 2 other bands on the bill again tonight , so it should be a good time. Divinity and Blacksky did well in Edmonton and this show will be the same.
Hopefully we will get to meet everyone out on the road. The sickness is fading, so we are going to come out and kick ass!!
keep it metal!
Team Sleep, featuring Deftones frontman Chino Moreno, has posted their first single, "Ever (Foreign Flag)," on their MySpace page here.
Team Sleep's new album will hit stores May 10.
Following the conviction earlier this year of the ringleader and a second member of the so-called "Beasts of Satan" cult for the gruesome murder of three friends - a teenage couple and the main culprit's own girlfriend - a Milan juveniles court on Monday handed down a 19-year prison sentence to a third man, Mario Maccione, for his part in the couple's slaying. After four hours of deliberation, the court acquitted a second suspect, Massimiliano Magni, of involvement in the couple's murder.
The mother of Chiara Marino - who was shot and buried in wood near Milan with her boyfriend Fabio Tolli in 1998 when she was 19 and Fabio just 16 - reacted to the news with tears and anger. "This is not justice - it's a scandal. Maccione and Magni are both assassins. Nineteen years are too few for the loss of my daughter - I want them both to serve life," she sobbed. She said she had hoped Magni would be sentenced to at least half the length of time requested by public prosecutors.
"Human justice has its limits. Divine justice is limitless and will punish the guilty sooner or later," was the comment of Fabio Tollis' father. "Once we learn the grounds for the verdicts (in a month's time) we will decide whether to appeal or not," said prosecuting magistrate Ciro Cascone. Both Maccione and Magni were also suspected of an earlier attempt to kill Chiara and Fabio.
In February, Andrea Volpe - the leader of a heavy metal group and mastermind of the murders of Marino and Tolli, as well as that of his own girfriend, 27-year-old Mariangela Pezzotta, who was shot and buried alive in a forest in 2004 - received a 30-year jail term for the killings. A second man, Pietro Guerrieri, was sentenced to a 16 years in prison, while a third man was cleared.
The murders, carried out as part of drug fuelled rituals involving sex and heavy metal music, and claims by group members that they were acting in the name of Satan, shocked Italy, prompting concern among many parents, religious and community leaders over the kind of company young people may be keeping, and the extent of such Satanic sects in Italy.
Five more members of the 'Beasts of Satan' are due to stand trial in June, and will also face questioning over the suicide of another young woman, who died whilst drunk and drugged at the wheel of her car as it reached speeds of 180 kilometres per hour.
German Gothic metallers EverEve have posted the following update:
The longest and most intensive production process in the band history of EverEve has now come to an end.
“Tried & Failed” will be released on June 27th 2005 via Massacre Records/Soulfood. Besides the heavy guitars and electronic sounds, there is a strong emphasis on our orchestral, epic side. Once again we were supported by sound–guru Joerg Huettner, who in the meantime established himself in the film industry as well by participating in several major motion picture soundtracks (Catwoman, The Ring 2, Batman Begins, i.a.).
The content of the lyrics of “Tried & Failed” deals with the omnipresent human quest for indulgence, fulfillment and submission and its equally omnipresent failure in an emotiona, sexual and spiritual regard.More...
According to a statement from MARDUK's managment, drummer Emil's (Dragutinovic ) arm is healing well. The band plans to be back touring torwards the end of the summer. More news will follow very soon. Currently Marduk is finishing up recording videos for the following songs: 'Throne Of Rats' and 'The Hangman Of Prague'.
As previously reported, Dragutinovic was "outnumbered in a fight on Saturday the 12th, which resulted in a broken arm." Consequently, all shows for February/March were canceled.
The band's recent album, Plague Angel is now out in North America and is available as a limited edition digipak version (2500 copies) featuring the video clip for the track 'Steel Inferno'.
Isis guitarist Mike Gallagher recently recorded a solo album under the moniker MGR, more details regarding that as they come. For now, it is said to feature "droning soundscapes, complimented by melancholy guitars and densely textured backgrounds..."
In related news, Isis` Live 2 effort will see a vinyl release as a gatefold 2xLP through Troubleman Unlimited in the coming months.
British doomsters Electric Wizard will be touring the UK later this month alongside Capricorns. Dates are as follows:
April 27: Manchester, England - Jabez Clegg
April 28: Glasgow, Scotland - Cathouse
April 29: Birmingham, England - Jug Of Ale (with Mistress)
April 30: London, England - The Garage
May 01: Bristol, England - Fiddlers
Holland`s major network, VPRO 3voor12, will pull off a live coverage of the 10th Roadburn Festival this Saturday, April 9, 2005 at 013-Tilburg, Holland. The live webcast starts at 18.45 hrs CET ( 12.45 pm EST). Click web radio for the live stream.
The live webcast will feature Sunn 0))), Alabama Thunderpussy, High on Fire, Electric Wizard, Litmus, Astrosoniq, Brant Bjork and the Bros, Space Ritual, Vic Du Monte`s Idiot Prayer, Hypnos 69, Black Moses, Josiah, and Hulk.
For a direct link to the live webcast page, click here.
Funeral For A Friend are to release a new single called 'Streetcar' on May 30. It's taken from new album 'Hours', which was produced by Terry Date. The band have also expanded their upcoming UK/Irish tour. The full list of shows is:
April 21 - Bangor University
April 23 - Blackwood Miners Institute
April 24 - Bridgend Recreation Centre
June 22 - Dublin Ambassador
June 23 - Belfast Mandela Hall
June 24 - Glasgow Barrowland
June 26 - Newcastle Northumbria University
June 27 - Norwich UEA
June 28 - London Astoria
June 30 - Leeds University
July 1 - Cambridge Corn Exchange
July 2 - Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
July 4 - Sheffield Octagon
July 5 - Southampton Guildhall
July 6 - Nottingham Rock City
July 8 - Manchester Academy
July 9 - Birmingham Academy
July 10 - Cardiff University
July 12 - London Astoria