Metal News for April 14, 2006
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12 news articles posted on this day.
Winter Solstice, who have been plagued by line-up instability in recent months, have officially announced their break-up. The group has released the following statement:
"For those of you who have yet to hear, we at the Winter Solstice camp have decided to call it quits. Each of our members was feeling pulled in different directions and it seemed that it was time for us to go the way of the band and pursue other things. Several members, along with members of Everything Falls Together, have already formed a new band called Ghost of a Fallen Age. You can check out a demo track here. We are grateful for the time we had and are even more grateful to the people that made it possible. Thanks very much to everyone at Metal Blade for working so hard with us. We'd also like to thank Scott and Ian for working with us every step of the way. We are forever grateful to our friends in Twelve Tribes, As I Lay Dying, Throwdown, The Showdown, Evergreen Terrace, As Cities Burn, and Bloodlined Calligraphy for the memories we have with them. More than any of these, we want to thank anyone who came to the shows and gave us the opportunity to share our music with them. We can not thank all of you enough for your support. Be prepared for the brutalness of Ghost of a Fallen Age."
Photos from Evil Adam's recent NJCU show have now been posted in the photo gallery, courtesy of our very own zMETALlica. As previously reported, Evil Adam have posted a live video of B-trade from their last show at NJCU's Black Box in Jersey City. You can watch the video here.
Cursed will be entering the studio this month to record a new 7"/CDep for Goodfellow Records. The release will contain at least two new songs in addition to a few covers. The vinyl edition will be limited. Look for the EP to hit streets early this summer.
Chimaira and Roadrunner Records have officially parted ways. The band has released the following explanation:
"We asked to be let out of the contract and they graciously agreed to our request. We (Chimaira and Roadrunner) had not been seeing eye to eye on some key issues and came to a mutual agreement to end our relationship - and we are leaving on good terms with everyone there.
Bands change labels all the time, but in this day and age everyone on the internet is an industry expert and will come up with their own theories as to 'what happened.' There is nothing more going on than what we already stated."
Columbia Records has announced details of WWE Wreckless Intent – a compilation of World Wrestling Entertainment’s Superstars’ entrance theme music perform by today's hottest hardcore rock, alternative and hip-hop artists.
The songs on WWE: Wreckless Intent are the wrestlers' themes heard during the WWE's enormously successful TV shows -- "SmackDown!®", "RAW®", "WrestleMania®", and "Saturday Night's Main Event™" -- as performed by today's top-selling aggro-rock and rap artists. The album features the first new music -- "Some Bodies Gonna Get It" (as associated with the WWE talent Mark Henry™) -- from Three 6 Mafia since the dirty south rappers took home the Academy Award for Best Original Song earlier this month.
You can pre-order here to get an autographed booklet and keychain.
The track listing is as follows:
Artists - Tracks - WWE talent:
1. Saliva - "I Walk Alone" - Batista™
2. Mercy Drive - "Burn In My Light" - Randy Orton®
3. Homebwoi - "Hard Hittin'" - Coach™
4. Brand New Sin - "Crank It Up" - Big Show®
5. Desiree Jackson - "Holla" - Candice™
6. Eleventh Hour - "A Girl Like That" – Torrie Wilson®
7. Kaballon - "Quien Soy Yo (Who I Am)" - Carlito™
8. Theory of a Deadman - "Deadly Game"
9. Silkk the Shocker - "I'm Comin'"
10. Shadows Fall - "Fury Of The Storm" - Rob Van Dam®
11. Three 6 Mafia - "Some Bodies Gonna Get It" - Mark Henry
12. Zebrahead - "With Legs Like That" - Maria™
13. Killswitch Engage - "This Fire Burns"
14. P.O.D. - "Booyaka 619" - Rey Mysterio®
15. Motörhead - "King of Kings" - Triple H®
DEMONICAL (www.demonical.net), the new Swedish death metal act featuring three former CENTINEX members, are currently looking for a vocalist. Serious offers can be sent to Dreamtide Music, the band's management. Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
As previously reported, the band recently issued the following statement: "Demonical will return to the roots of death metal and give you a sheer dose of darkness and brutality. We are now preparing our first audio assault which will be unleashed upon mankind during the summer. Our website is under construction but might open sooner than you think...
Until then, hail the death metal victory!!"
The Demonical lineup currently includes bassist Martin Schulman (ex-Centinex), guitarist Johan Jansson (ex-Centinex/ex-DELLAMORTE) and drummer Ronnie Bergerståhl (ex-Centinex/ex-AMARAN/ex-JULIE LAUGHS NOMORE).
Earache has posted the uncensored version of the video for MUNICIPAL WASTE's track 'Unleash The Bastards' at this location.
Municipal Waste's Hazardous Mutation is out now through Earache Records and available in stores everywhere including the Earache webstore
TOOL will be playing at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, MN on May 12th. Tickets are $63 and go on sale on April 22nd at noon.
Philadelphia metal band Shadowdance post and update on their myspace site:
"Shadowdance will be entering the studio on May 6th to begin the tracking for their 2nd Full length cd to be entitled "Future Negative Fantasy". They will be tracking drums at Graphic Sound Studios in Ringoes, NJ with engineering duties being handled by Carlos Alvarez and additional engineering by Greg Frey. Guitars will most likely be tracked between Angry Chair Studio in Glenside, PA and Dirty Viking Sounds in Croydon, PA. We'll be keeping a studio diary over the course of recording and posting on this site as well as our main site www.Shadowdance.us
Check back soon for more details.
The first date has been leaked for the DISMEMBER, VITAL REMAINS, GRAVE, DEMIRICOUS, and WITHERED East Coast/Midwest tour:
October 1 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
A Trailer featuring action from the upcoming Earache-branded high-octane death and destruction PlayStation 2 racing game "Earache Extreme Metal Racing" is now showing online at earacheextrememetalracing.com.
EARACHE EXTREME METAL RACING will feature ten evil Earache bands as racing teams burning a lot more than rubber as they race and pulverise the opposition's vehicles through Purgatory and other hellish wastelands, all to an exclusively Earache-label death and extreme metal soundtrack.
Along with themed tracks from the combatants on the starting grid there'll also be over 50 extreme metal Earache classics making up the soundtrack of the game from such luminaries as Napalm Death, At The Gates, Cathedral, The Haunted, Hate Eternal, Ultraviolence, Cult Of Luna, Beecher, Urkraft, Anata, Mistress, Severe Torture and many others, including rare tracks on bonus levels throughout the game.
Earache Extreme Metal racing is due for release on PS2, PSP and PC on 7th July 2006.
Beginning April 12, VH1.com launched its online search for the top air guitarists in the country, challenging all wanna-be rock icons to its "Air to the Throne" air guitar competition. The champion will win a trip to the "VH1 Rock Honors" event in Las Vegas where he or she will perform on the red carpet and be crowned VH1's "Air to the Throne". The champ will also win a coveted spot in the official U.S. Air Guitar Championship Finals in New York. Additional prizes include "Gibson New Century Flying V" guitars and "Guitar Hero" video games.
Submission Process: From April 12 - May 1, air guitarists across the country can submit a video of their best air-guitar interpretation of one of the following four songs: WARRANT's "Cherry Pie", TED NUGENT's "Cat Scratch Fever", DEEP PURPLE's "Smoke on the Water", and QUEEN's "Guitar Solo". In order to be eligible, participants must use 59 seconds of music from one of the four selected songs listed above. Interested air guitarists can submit their video via VH1.com by going to air.vh1.com.
Read the full article at PRNewswire.