Metal News for April 13, 2005
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16 news articles posted on this day.
BLIND GUARDIAN singer Hansi Kürsch has posted the following message on the group's official web site:
"First of all I would like to say how much we all appreciate the way you are dealing with the split [with drummer Thomen Stauch]. It is, as some of you have pointed out, not the end of the world but a new beginning. I am really proud about each step we have made in the past but as time moves on we must move on as well.
"The future is wide open...
"And now a couple of short statements in reply to your concerns and questions:
"There will be no delay of the next BLIND GUARDIAN production. As you probably know: a BLIND GUARDIAN album is ready when we feel it is ready. This makes it somewhat difficult to come up with a precise schedule. I can guarantee the release of the next BLIND GUARDIAN album for 2006. If it finally turns out to be spring, summer or fall I don't really dare to say. If you had asked me about the release date for the next DEMONS AND WIZARDS album two months ago I would have said April. Now it will be June. Things like that happen and it doesn't take a lot for a delay to be introduced. The orchestra album is scheduled for 2007. I do not see any reason for delays there.
"Regarding a new drummer we have a few options at the moment which we will check out. I will keep you updated.
"And finally for all the drummers who are sending e-mails to our webmasters asking them for information on how to apply for the job: from our side there is no need for auditions at the moment since we have some preferences already. Thanks for asking anyway."
Dutch death metal outfit SEVERE TORTURE have posted the following message on their official web site:
"We are currently finishing the mixing process [for the new album] and if everything turns out well we will be finished by the end of next week. Here are some of the song titles: 'Consuming the Dying', 'Decree of Darkness', 'Unconditional Annihilation', 'Sawed Off' and 'Enshrined in Madness'. There will probably be eight songs on the album. We will reveal the final tracklisting and album title as soon as final desicions are made. Also about cover artwork and the new label."
SEVERE TORTURE recently released a live album, entitled "Bloodletting", via Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly known as Hammerheart Records). The CD contains additional bonus material, including the group's 1998 demo.
Blacklisted (Deathwish) and Death Before Dishonor (Bridge 9) have scheduled a tour starting in May and running into June. Here are the posted tour dates:
5/29 Atlanta GA Swayze's
5/30 Orlando FL Island Oasis
5/31 Daytona Beach FL Nicely's Tavern
6/02 Memphis TN The Complex
6/03 Houston TX Mary Jane's
6/04 Loredo TX Time Out Lounge
6/05 Monterrey MX El Roche
6/06 San Antonio TX TBA
6/07 Dallas TX Across the Street Bar
6/08 Phoenix AZ TBA
6/10 San Diego CA Che Cafe
6/11 Tijiuana MX TBA
6/12 Corona CA Showcase Theater
6/13 North Hollywood CA Studio S
6/15 Redding CA The Space
Five members (two have since left the band) of Candiria reportedly won a $29 million verdict yesterday as a result of their 2002 van accident. On the losing end of the verdict, according to the New York Post and attorney Daniel O'Toole, is Paige Transportation Inc., who owned the tractor trailer that collided with Candiria's van. No further information has been disclosed at this time.
Members of Candiria were involved in a serious vehicle accident when their tour van was rear-ended in New York State near Buffalo. The band was forced to scrap their tour with 40 Below Summer. Their van was hit by a truck, whose driver has admitted liability. John LaMacchia and Carley Coma were both flown by helicopter to a trauma center with non-critical injuries. The band was en route from a show in Albany to a show in Cleveland.
Seether are out with the video to their new single 'Remedy', which you can watch online at Yahoo! Music.
Former Soundgarden, current Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell recently spoke to the U.K.'s Kerrang! magazine about the group's upcoming album, 'Out of Exile'. Asked how he felt about the disc, Cornell responded, "Excited, it's really great. It's the best rock record ever made! Okay, I'm not sure about that yet, but it's going to be one of the best rock records ever."
Read the full article at Blabbermouth.
Former Quiet Riot/Ozzy Osbourne bassist Rudy Sarzo spoke to Greg Prato of Billboard.com about his upcoming book, 'Off the Rails - My Adventures in the Land of Ozz', which will include a first-person account from his personal day-by-day diary of events while touring with Ozzy Osbourne and Randy Rhoads in the early Eighties. "I kept a diary, like a journal," Sarzo said, "And I have the details of all those [tour] dates, mainly because my accountant at the time requested that I did. I would keep records of my travels for tax purposes. There's so much misinformation about that period on the Internet. I think somebody probably grabbed an old itinerary, and just went by that as 'These are the dates.' At the time, there were a lot of cancellations and rescheduling, especially after the accident."
Read the full article at Billboard.com.
New Orleans' CROWBAR have announced the following U.S. dates during May/June:
May 29 - Creepy Crawl - St. Louis, MO
May 30 - TBA
May 31 - El Terrson - Kansas City, MO
Jun. 01 - Hi Tone - Memphis, TN
Jun. 02 - Bricktown Live - Oklahoma City, OK
Jun. 03 - Gypsy Tea Room - Dallas, TX
Jun. 04 - Sanctuary - San Antonio, TX
Jun. 05 - TBA
Jun. 06 - Mary Janes - Houston, TX
Jun. 07 - Emo's - Austin, TX
Jun. 08 - Howling Wolf - New Orleans, LA
Jun. 09 - TBA
Jun. 10 - Brass Mug - Tampa, FL
Jun. 11 - Thee Imperial - Jacksonville, FL
CROWBAR are continuing to tour in support of their latest album, "Lifesblood for the Downtrodden", available now on Candlelight Records. The band recently completed their first U.S. tour in support of the record, alongside labelmates ENTOMBED, PRO-PAIN and THE MIGHTY NIMBUS.
The follow-up to 2001's "Sonic Excess In Its Purest Form", "Lifesblood for the Downtrodden" was produced by the working team of Warren Riker (DOWN) and Rex Brown (PANTERA, DOWN). Brown also handled the bass duties on the album, which marks a return to the group's recording lineup of drummer Craig Nunenmacher (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY).
New England doomsters Shroud of Bereavement are set to release two albums at the same time. First is 'Alone Beside Her' which will contain 6 tracks, possibly a video track and will also be released as a limited digi-pack with fold-out poster. The second release will be '...Of Ages' and will contain 8 rare/demo tracks. For release dates and purchase check the band's website.
Swedish black metallers Odhinn have finished re-production for their upcoming full-length album, to be released by the Japanese label Imperial Dawn Records. The recordings will be completed at their studio in Sundsvall by end of 2005.
Odhinn was formed in 1995 and they have so far released the EP "From A Splendourus Battle" (1999) and their full-length debut "The North Brigade" (2000), both on the Austrian label Napalm Records.
The mighty German heavy metal festival, Wacken, has leant its European marketing muscle to the U.K. in a global demonstration of support for the launch of Bloodstock Open Air (B-O-A) — the leading independent U.K. festival that is dedicated to heavy metal music.
With Wacken's support, B-O-A will be an international Mecca for heavy metal music fans, producing a metal fest to match any in Europe. Thousands of fans are expected to converge on Catton Hall in Derbyshire on June 24-25 to experience an incredible lineup of European legends alongside fresh U.K. talent; solid rhythm making, blood-pounding, adrenalin fuelled metal! More...
Swedish death metalleras DISMEMBER have lined up the following dates durin the coming months:
Apr. 30 - Hauzenberg, GER @ Walpurgis Metal Days V Website
May 26 - Ascoli, ITA @ Shiningclub Website
May 27 - Pava, ITA @ Thunderroad Website
May 28 - Rotterdam, NETH @ Tyrants Festival Website
Jul. 08 - Athens, GRE @ Rockwave Festival Website
As previously reported, DISMEMBER recently inked a new record deal with Regain Records. The band, who were previously signed to Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records) and Nuclear Blast, are expected to begin recording the follow-up to 2004's "Where Ironcrosses Grow" later in the year.
Century Media report that NEVERMORE recently completed the recording process for their new album, This Godless Endeavor, at Backstage Studios in England with legendary producer Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMY, OPETH). The new offering is currently set for a summer release. This will mark the group’s first recording with guitarist Steve Smyth (ex-TESTAMENT).
Nevermore will embark on massive six-week summer festival tour, dubbed the Gigantour, alongside MEGADETH, DREAM THEATER, FEAR FACTORY and THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN in late July.
Warrel Dane (vocals) further describes his thoughts on the new album and upcoming tour: “We have completed the recording process for This Godless Endeavor and Andy Sneap will finish mixing and mastering the record this week. It was a great experience working with Sneap again and he has really outdone himself on this record. We are also really psyched up for Gigantour. It's great to part of a tour that is focused on musicianship instead of current trends. This summer is going to be great.”
Metal label Season Of Mist have announced a North American licensing deal consisting of four releases from Finland's Spinefarm/Spikefarm Records.
The releases are from the bands SHAPE OF DESPAIR, TO SEPARATE THE FLESH FROM THE BONES and REVEREND BIZARRE.
The official North American street date for all four will be August 9th, 2005 and will be available via Caroline Distribution as well as direct from Season Of Mist (USA).
Further details are as follows: More...
The Fall of Troy are out on their first tour as an Equal Vision band with The Clarity Process. The tour will be making stops in cities all over the Pacific Coast during the next two weeks. A full U.S. tour is in the works for the summer as well.
Here are the confirmed tour dates so far: More...
RWAKE and WEEDEATER will be embarking on The Last Temptation of Crust tour 2005. Here are the tour dates:
Tues. April 12th Rochester NY @ Bug Jar
Weds. April 13th New York City, NY @ Siberia
Thurs. April 14th Baltimore, MD @ The Sidebar Tavern
Fri. April 15th West Chester PA @ Rex's
Sat. April 16th Washington, D.C. @ Warehouse Next Door w/ Hidden Hand
Sun. April 17th Hickory, NC @ The Wizard
Mon. April 18th Charlotte NC @ The Milestone
Tues. April 19th Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox
Weds. April 20th Savannah GA @ The Jinx
Thurs. April 21st Atlanta GA @ Drunken Unicorn
Fri April 22nd New Orleans LA @Dixie Tavern
Sat. April 23rd Little Rock AR @ Downtown Music
Sun. April 24th Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone Cafe