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Metal News for April 11, 2006

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Devildriver Announce European Tour Dates

DEVILDRIVER have announced the following European tour dates in June:

Jun. 05 - Flame Fest - Bologna, Italy
Jun. 06 - Barrow Square - Belfast, UK
Jun. 07 - Cathouse - Glasgow, UK
Jun. 11 - Elysee Montmartre - Paris, FRA
Jun. 14 - The Rock - Copenhagen, DEN
Jun. 15 - White Trash . Berlin, GER
Jun. 17 - Lorco Rock . Murcia, SPA
Jun. 18 - New Backstage . Munchen, GER (w/ TRIVIUM, 36 CRAZYFISTS)
Jun. 19 - Die Röhre - Stuttgart, GER (w/ TRIVIUM, 36 CRAZYFISTS)
Jun. 21 - Rosenhof - Osnabruck, GER (w/ TRIVIUM, 36 CRAZYFISTS)
Jun. 22 - Melkweg Amsterdam, NETH
Jun. 24 - Hellfest - Clisson (Nantes), FRA
Jun. 25 - Graspop Metal Meeting - Dessel, BEL
Jun. 26 - Salzhaus - Winterthur, SWI
Jun. 28 - Nova Rock Encore - Vienna, AUT
Jun. 30 - With Full Force - Leipzig, GER

As previously reported, DEVILDRIVER will be teaming up with BURY YOUR DEAD, REMEMBERING NEVER, IF HOPE DIES and ARTIMUS PYLEDRIVER for the North American "Burning Daylight Tour" beginning in early May.

DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara (ex-COAL CHAMBER) recently told MTV.com that the band will be embarking on another headlining run kicking off in mid-September, with dates scheduled into early December. No accompanying bands have been confirmed for the trek yet, but Dez promises another brutal bill.

Before the year's out, Fafara hopes to have at least enough new songs written for DEVILDRIVER's third album, which he said they could start recording by next March. He said they've written four songs while they've been on the road and they're "heavy and brutal with lots of hooks, but definitely more technical — there's going to be a lot more riffage, because we want to kick it up for this next album."

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Vital Remains, Incantation, Sin of Angels To Tour

VITAL REMAINS, INCANTATION, SIN OF ANGELS and DAWN OF AZAZEL will be teaming up for a U.S. tour beginning late May and running through June. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon.

VITAL REMAINS are currently in the middle of "The God Killers Tour Part 2" with DEICIDE, CREMATORIUM and DESOLATION. The band recently issued "Horrors of Hell", a compilation of demos/rare tracks recorded between 1989 and 1991, performed by the group's pre-Glen Benton (DEICIDE) lineup.

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Lanfear Part With Singer, Announce Replacement

German power metallers LANFEAR have parted ways with frontman Tobias Althammer. Replacing him in the vocal department is Nuno Miguel de Barros Fernandes, who has previously fronted the now-defunct German band ANGUISH.

"Nuno was our number one candidate from the beginning and we're absolutely sure that he's going to convince you all as well as he has convinced us," the group write in a statement. "Be excited!"

LANFEAR are currently working on material for their fifth album, which they promise will contain a few surprises. The band's fourth CD, "Another Golden Rage" (2005), was recorded at Dreamscape studios in Munich, Germany and featured a lyrical theme that was a continuation of the story which began on the title track of 2003's "The Art Effect".

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Duff Mckagan To Tour With Alice In Chains?

According to Rolling Stone magazine, VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan might go on tour this summer with the reunited ALICE IN CHAINS as the band's second guitarist.

McKagan performed with ALICE IN CHAINS last month in New Jersey at a taping of the VH1 Classic series "Decades Rock Live!".

ALICE IN CHAINS wil kick off their first tour in a decade on May 18 in Los Angeles and continue with a series of surprise U.S. club shows before the band head over to Europe.

"Everybody has disappointments in life, and we certainly had ours," said guitarist Jerry Cantrell, now reunited with bassist Mike Inez and drummer Sean Kinney. "I just want to continue living life. We're having a great time."

ALICE IN CHAINS have confirmed that COMES WITH THE FALL vocalist/guitarist William DuVall will sing lead vocals for the group on their upcoming run, along with a few "special guests."

DuVall performed two songs with ALICE IN CHAINS at the "Decades Rock Live!" taping and he has also sung ALICE IN CHAINS material as part of guitarist Jerry Cantrell's solo touring band.

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