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Metal News for April 17, 2005

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13 news articles posted on this day.

The Esoteric Complete New Video

Work has been complete on The Esoteric's video for "Ram-faced Boy," a track from their upcoming Prosthetic Records debut. The video was directed by Matt Bass (Time In Malta) and filmed in March near Los Angeles. You can check it out here.

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NIN's Reznor Invites Fans To 'Destroy' New Single

Billboard.com is reporting that NINE INCH NAILS mastermind Trent Reznor has posted the group's new single, "The Hand That Feeds", on its official web site as a file that can be manipulated with the Apple hard-disk recording program Garageband. Fans are encouraged to build their own songs out of the NIN track's constituent parts, or just mess around to their heart's content.

"For quite some time I've been interested in the idea of allowing you the ability to tinker around with my tracks ? to create remixes, experiment, embellish or destroy what's there," Reznor writes in a file that accompanies the download, adding that technology now exists to make this possible.

"Change the tempo. Add new loops. Chop up the vocals. Turn me into a woman. Replay the guitar. Anything you'd like," he says. "I gave this to my crew and band to test out and all work effectively stopped for a while ? it's fun to mess around with," he adds. "I've now heard a country version of the track as well as an abstract Latin interpretation."

"The Hands That Feeds" is the first single from NIN's highly anticipated new album, "With Teeth", due May 3 via Interscope.

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Black Sabbath And BLS To Team Up For Tour

BLACK SABBATH and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY will be teaming up for a bunch of post-Ozzfest U.S. dates in the fall, BLS mainman Zakk Wylde revealed during an interview with Eddie Trunk of VH1 Classic.

BLACK SABBATH and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY will both be performing on the main stage at this year's Ozzfest, which is scheduled to kick off July 15 in Mansfield, Massachusetts. SABBATH are co-headlining the event with IRON MAIDEN, who will drop off the bill on August 20 due to prior touring commitments in Europe.

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New Stratovarius Album Tracklisting Revealed

Translated from an interview that a band did:

Stratovarius will release their new studio album in late August or early September. The Album is called simply Stratovarius (in other words you can forget about Popkiller) and it has the following tracks:

01. Maniac Dance
02. Fight
03. Just Carry On
04. Back To Madness
05. Gypsy In Me
06. Götterdämmerung (Zenith Of Power)
07. The Land Of Ice And Snow
08. Leave The Tribe
09. United

The album will surely be a surprise for Stratovarius fans. For example, you won't hear any double bass songs, for the Album is mainly in 4/4 and hte song are thoroughly produced mid-paced heavy rock songs. Especially the first part of the album is very "un-Stratovarius" (in proportion to previous albums) and some fans' faces may be worth seeing, when they hear the Atari-intro to the album single Maniac Dance.

A video has already been filmed of the forthcoming single, which was directed by Stratovarius guitarist Timo Tolkki's old schoolmate and the director of Celine Dion's, Eminem's and Nightwish's music videos, Antti Jokinen. Maniac Dance's lyrics leave little to be guessed, they tell about the twister gone around Timo Tolkki during the last few years More...

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Into Eternity Confirmed For Monterrey Metal Fest

Canada's Into Eternity has been confirmed as the latest band added to the line-up of the 2005 Monterrey Metal Fest to be held on Saturday May 28, 2005 at the Auditorio Coca Cola in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

Main Stage

Motorhead (Headliner)
Danzig (Co-Headliner)
Mago de Oz
W.A.S.P.
Hammerfall
Into Eternity
Metal Church

2nd Stage More...

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Motorhead's Lemmy Speaks To The Edmonton Sun

Motorhead frontman, Lemmy Kilminster, recently spoke to the Edmonton Sun. Here are a few excerpts from the interview:

QUESTION: DID YOU EVER THINK YOU'D BE DOING THIS FOR 30 YEARS?

LEMMY: No.

Q: IT MUST GIVE YOU PAUSE?

L: I don't think, wow, it's been 30 years. I think, wow, it's still good. We're getting more younger kids at the shows. This makes the third generation now.

Q: DO YOU THINK YOUR CONNECTION WITH PRO-WRESTLING (MOTORHEAD PLAYS THE THEME SONG FOR TRIPLE-H) INCREASED YOUR POPULARITY?

L: It may introduce us to people who haven't heard us, but we had younger kids coming in before the wrestling. We played Wrestlemania in L.A. (recently).

Q: THAT MUST'VE BEEN FUN?

L: Yeah, he lost again. He lost the first time, too. I said, motherf---er, you better win next time!

Q: YOU'RE TOURING WITH CORROSION OF CONFORMITY. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THEIR NEW ALBUM?

L: They haven't given me a copy of the new f---ing album. Typical, in'it? But they've been around almost as long as we have.

Q: DO YOU HAVE SOME NEW MATERIAL IN THE WORKS?

L: We're recording the beginning of next year. I ain't even thinking of it yet. We work under the knife, under the clock. That's our best way of doing it.

Q: HAVE YOU BEEN INSPIRED BY WORLD EVENTS?

L: Only to disgust.

Q: YOU CAN GET THAT OUT IN YOUR MUSIC?

L: I do. There's many a world-weary, despairing lyric from me, dressed up as humour.

Q: THE WORSE THE WORLD GETS, THE HARDER YOU ROCK?

L: That's always been true. Look at what came out of Liverpool, which is a depressed city. Look what came out of Detroit. That's the secret, really, of good rock 'n' roll, when you wanna get out of the factory and get liberated for a couple of hours.

Q: SO THOSE WHO DON'T COME FROM DEPRESSED CIRCUMSTANCES CAN'T ROCK AS CONVINCINGLY?

L: I dunno. Some of them can pretend real good, and some really feel for the people, but I mean, you can't play no Britney Spears to no machine-shop worker, you know what I mean?

Q: HOW DOES IT FEEL TO HAVE WON YOUR FIRST GRAMMY AWARD (BEST METAL PERFORMANCE)?

L: It would've meant a lot more to me if it would've been for something of ours instead of a cover.

Q: WERE YOU AT THE CEREMONY?

L: Yeah, but they don't televise the heavy metal part because it's like terrible and base and satanic and all that bulls----. So they only have the rappers who say you should shoot people on TV. It's really strange.

Read the full article at Canoe.

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Gorerotted Confirmed For Damnation Festival

EXTREME metallers GOREROTTED head up the latest batch of bands announced for the maiden Damnation Festival. The self proclaimed “obscene purveyors of gore and filth” join a powerful bill which boasts a ferocious mix of talent, from death to good old fashion power metal. The nasty looking six-piece will tear up the Satan-sponsored Music Box Stage with live favourites CONQUEST OF STEEL.

Goth fans are in for a treat with symphonic metallers MERCURY RAIN playing Damnation before setting off on a European tour with Therion and Tristania in November. And to make sure proceedings are opened in suitable style, Wakefield’s finest extreme five piece, NAILED, and death metal upstarts DAWN OF CHAOS will travel from the North East to share their hatred with the locals.
For those who prefer straight up, clean-cut, no-nonsense metal, the Jilly’s Stage will host a sterling line up which already sees two of the finest UK live acts PANIC CELL and FOURWAYKILL primed and ready.

The finest hardcore Manchester has to offer; ALLERJEN, will open the day, before making way for Essex’s sublime FOREVER NEVER, who will no doubt be gracing much bigger stages across the UK before long. More...

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Crowpath Prepare New Album

Crowpath are currently hard at work on their next album, which they began writing late last year. The group will begin recording the album on August 12th at Berno Studio (The Haunted, Amon Amarth) in Sweden. Tentative song titles include "Pigeonsmasher" and "The Will To Burn."

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In Battle Leave Cold Records

Sundsvall, Sweden-based death metallers IN BATTLE have officially parted way with Cold Records. The band are currently seeking a new label home prior to the release of their fourth album, "Terrorkings". IN BATTLE recently completed a pre-production recording at Epidemic studio in Sundsvall and are planning on recording the upcoming album with producer Peter T?gtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN) in late October before mixing the effort with Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, ex-MORBID ANGEL) at Erik's Mana studio in Florida. According to the group, the next CD will contain "a lot of variation and heavy parts but [will] still [be] brutal and fast as ever before."

IN BATTLE's third full-length album, "Welcome to the Battlefield", was released last September through Cold/Metal Blade Records.

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Mortiis Release "Decadent and Desperate" in UK

Mortiis will release their new single, "Decadent and Desperate", in the UK on April 25th. "Decadent and Desperate" will be released in two 7" vinyl and one CD digipack. This will also include 4 tracks and remixes never before heard on any album. The CD will feature "Decadent and Desperate", a new song entitled "Underdog", and "Gibber"- Gibbering Idiot Mix. Each vinyl comes with a different giant fold-out poster.

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New Black Dahlia Murder Album/Tour

Black Dahlia Murder have just finished mixing their new album, Miasma, with Eric Rachel (Nora, Atreyu, God Forbid) and Andreas Magnusson (ex-Scarlet) at Trax East in New Jersey. Black Dhalia Murder will be starting the King Diamond/Nile tour in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. and finishing in May. Then Black Dahlia Murder will head out to play the second stage of Ozzfest. Tracklisting for Miasma is as follows:

1. Built for Sin
2. I'm Charming
3. Flies
4. Statutory Ape
5. A Vulgar Picture
6. Novelty Cross
7. Vice Campaign
8. Miscarriage
9. Spite Suicide
10. Miasma

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Godsmack Vocalist to Sing National Anthem

Sully Erna, Godsmack's vocalist, will be singing the "Star Spangled Banner" on May 21st at the "Fest-a-Ball". "Fest-a ball" is an event that is organaized by the Windham Baseball-Softball League and will be held May 21st at Griffen Park in Salem, MA.

In a related event, Ted Nugent sang the "Star Spangled Banner'" this weekend at the NRA convention in Houston, TX

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Drowning Pool Tour with Opiate for the Masses

Drowning Pool have announced dates for a spring tour. Opiate for the Masses will also be touring with Drowning Pool. Confirmed dates are as follows:

4/21/2005 - Hard Rock Live - Orlando, FL
4/22/2005 - Jack Rabbits - Jacksonville, FL
4/23/2005 - Yesterdays - Destin, FL
4/24/2005 - Boomerz Boiler Room - Seminole, FL
4/25/2005 - Ricochet - Ft. Myers, FL
4/27/2005 - Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
4/28/2005 - Club Heat - Bradenton, FL
4/29/2005 - Floyd's Music Store - Tallahassee, FL
5/1/2005 - House of Blues - Myrtle Beach, SC
5/3/2005 - The Loft - Atlanta, GA
5/4/2005 - Blue Cats - Knoxville, TN
5/6/2005 - Varsity Theatre - Baton Rouge, LA
5/7/2005 - House of Blues - New Orleans, LA
5/8/2005 - Scoutbar - Houston, TX
5/13/2005 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
5/14/2005 - Xplex - Portland, IN
5/15/2005 - Streeters - Traverse City, MI
5/18/2005 - Machine Shop - Flint, MI
5/19/2005 - Warehouse - Springfield, IL
5/25/2005 - House of Blues - Chicago, IL
5/28/2005 - Wet and Wild Waterworld - Anthony, TX
6/10/2005 - Cotillion Ballroom - Wichita, KS
6/11/2005 - Liberty Memorial Park - Kansas City, MO

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