Metal News for April 18, 2005
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17 news articles posted on this day.
Following several days of speculation, Martyr AD have now confirmed their demise. Here's a terse statement by the band:
"Well, it's true. Martyr AD have broken up. Not much to say right now, but hopefully there will be a last show in Minneapolis. Sorry to everyone who was gonna come see us on the Agnostic Front tour and thanks to everyone who has supported us over the years. Stay tuned for info on a last show."
Formed in early-2000 from the ashes of Disembodied, Martyr AD has released two albums, one with Ferret Music, followed by one with Victory Records.
Last night, while staying in California, It Dies Today's van and trailer were stolen. All of the group's merchandise, equipment, CDs, DVDs, clothes, etc. was taken. Consequently, donations are kindly being accepted via the PayPal account of bassist Steve Lemke at xbleednomorex@yahoo. The group will now miss a few shows as they attempt to rent a vehicle. According to the band, "We're sorry to the kids that will be missing us at the next couple shows, thank you in advance for anything you do to help us, we appreciate everything."
Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM have finished recording the drum tracks for their new album, tentatively due in September via Spinefarm Records. "Now the band will start working with guitar and bass tracks," reads a posting on the group's web site. "Recordings should be ready by the end of May!"
As previously reported, the follow-up to 2003's "Hate Crew Deathroll" is being recorded in Helsinki with Mikko Karmila at the helm. The plan is for the group to include the title track of their recent EP, "Trashed, Lost & Strungout", on the new album, albeit possibly in re-recorded form.
Team Sleep have added a clip of "Ataraxia" a new song from their new album to their MySpace page. The update also reads:
"The video shoot for "Ever (Foreign Flag)" went well this weekend and we will have some photos from that very soon up on MySpace. We've also got a pretty slick media player that will be done this week so stay tuned for much more!!"
Killswitch Engage recently had recorded a live performance of "The End of Heartache" which was set to air this Wednesday. However, due to unmentioned reasons, their performance will now air Friday, April 22nd instead.
System Of A Down have been confirmed as the musical guest on May 07th's episode of "Saturday Night Live". The band will perform their tracks "B.Y.O.B." and "Chop Suey". Johnny Knoxville will be hosting the program. In related news, System Of A Down have announced the following two US dates:
April 25th San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
April 30th Austin, TX - Austin Music Hall
The bands new album "Mezmerize" will see a May 17th release date through American/Columbia.
DRY KILL LOGIC's Cliff Rigano has offered a "from the road" check in, with word of new sponsors, among other things:
"Hey y’all – Cliff here, writing to you from my sofa as I watch ‘Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion’ in a smoky haze. We just got home a few days ago from our latest run of shows, and man what a BLAST! Every show was awesome – we had some great times in Canada, Flint, McHenry, IL, Cleveland, Rochester….thank you EVERYONE for coming out and having a great time with us!
We’re working out our next run of shows; plans have changed a bit so we are sussing it out as we speak and will post the info as soon as we have it. We’re going to get some updated tour journals and pics up on the site in the next few days as well, so be sure to check that out.
Everyone always asks us about the song ‘Hindsight’ – we are happy to announce that it will be used in the new Teckademics movie ‘Mischief Dynasty V’. Check out the trailer at www.teckademicseast.com!
We’ve also got some new friends onboard - Outer Edge Industries and Xorcist Clothing. Be sure to check out the goods at www.outeredgeindustries.com and www.xorcistclothing.com!
I am sure that I am forgetting some stuff, but that happens. Keep checking back, as I will post stuff as it pops into my head.
I’m out like the bowl…your turn to fire it up!
Ozzfest 2005 side stagers IT DIES TODAY (not to be confused with IF HOPE DIES who were also recently robbed) have fallen under hard times and had their van and trailer stolen. The bands message and appeal is below:
"Last night our van and trailer were both stolen from in front of the place we were staying, we will most likely never see anything that was in them again, all our equipment, cd's, dvd's, clothes are gone, so if you can help in any way that would be awesome, we will be setting up steve's paypal account to accept donations, anything you can give will help, the paypal will be up in the next day or two, we're sitting in california figuring out what to do next, so to anyone who is missing us at shows we apologize we will be back out as soon as we can. thanks for the support in advance."
Here's the latest updates on all sorts of things from NONPOINT drummer, Robb Rivera:
"well new music, writing, writing, writing. the cool thing about writing this time is that everyone is bringin full songs in the mix now. really cool vibe going on here. like the old school days all over again. getting in a room creating, jamming, laughing. i am still amazed that we have been together, us four since late 96/early 97. lot of bands cant really do that anymore. we have been really lucky that not only we love playing music we have been cool to each other, respecting one another, looking out for everyone in our circle. and the most important thing is writing the music that we love and are able to give to you. i wont talk about the direction of the music because so many bands say this is the heaviest, blah, bla, bla. i will say this, the songs that are finished are some of my favorites already that we have ever written together. i know some of you heard a new track called 'whatcha gonna do' at the revolution show. heard good response on it and that is always a good thing.
we have a show on april 21st in orlando, fl at the hard rock live with drowning pool and i believe candiria. also there seems to be a show booked for dallas for may, not sure if it is confirmed as of yet. also we are looking at a trip to puerto rico as well. we are looking to book a headling tour for may maybe the end of may. looking for venues and bands as we speak.
well another challenge for all of you, continue to spread the nonpoint word to everyone. be it by talking about the band, getting them to come to the website or visit the myspace page, getting them a cd, playing them a cd, burning them a cd, i dont care, burn them a few songs so they can hear it and if they like then hopefully they will get the cd, burn a few songs and pass them out at show. put the name of the record on the cd, website adrress. whatever you can do to help please do and it will be greatly appreciated."
MUDVAYNE are on track to sell over 150,000 copies of their Epic Records release "Lost and Found", which could tentatively land them at #2 on the Billboard Charts.
AUDIOSLAVE, who now said to be permanently adding SOUNDGARDEN and RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE tunes to their setlist, played the following tunes on their opening night in Las Vegas:
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE:
Bulls on Parade
Killing in the Name Of
Sleep Now in the Fire
Black Hole Sun
DAMAGEPLAN/PANTERA drummer Vinnie Paul joined BLACK LABEL SOCIETY on stage for the song "Suicide Messiah" during their performance at the House of Blues in Orlando, Florida Sunday night (April 17). Paul had previously jammed with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY at the 2005 WAAF Indoor Beach Party on April 9 at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell, MA.
DISTURBED frontman David Draiman recently told Launch Radio Networks that the overriding emotion on the band's upcoming third album is anger. "A lot of the songs on this record, they seem to fall into one of two categories: they're either relationship-oriented and from an angry standpoint, or they're politically oriented from an angry standpoint. It seems to be either one of those two veins," he explained.
Songtitles set to appear on the still-untitled CD include "Hell", "Decadence", "Monster", "10,000 Fists" and "Deify". The band has recorded 13 tracks, including a cover of "Land Of Confusion", the 1986 pop hit by GENESIS. DISTURBED's only other cover, "Shout" by TEARS FOR FEARS, appeared on the band's 2000 debut disc, "The Sickness", after which singer David Draiman said the band would not record any more remakes. But Draiman recently told MTV.com, "I know I said I would never do another cover, but I guess I lied. Just wait until you hear it. We took the synth beat out and riffed it up and chunked it up so it's heavy as f***. Basically, we took all the pop out, and what's cool is that the lyrics are so appropriate for today's times."
DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy has uploaded the revised/final cover artwork for the group's new album, "Octavarium", at this location. The CD is scheduled for release on June 7 via Atlantic Records.
DREAM THEATER began writing and recording their latest album last November at the Hit Factory studios in New York City. The follow-up to 2003's "Train of Thought" will hold the distinction of being the very last album ever recorded at the world-famous recording facility.
Asked how "Octavarium" differs from its predecessor, DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci recently told Billboard.com, "The album before this we wrote in the rehearsal period, constructed all the songs and then went into the studio and recorded them. The style from song to song was pretty consistent; that album was pretty dark and heavy and very riffy, sort of metal [or] progressive metal-sounding. This one we wrote in the studio, and I think that stylistically from song to song it's more diverse."
"Octavarium" track listing:
01. The Root of All Evil
02. The Answer Lies Within
03. These Walls
04. I Walk Beside You
05. Panic Attack
06. Never Enough
07. Sacrificed Sons
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Disturbed are currently working on their third, as yet untitled album. Due out in the Summer, little information is available on the release, but they have covered the Genesis song 'Land Of Confusion'.
Young British metal crew Mendeed are to support Amen at the following shows:
May 7 - Tunbridge Wells Forum
May 8 - Braintree Venue
May 9 - Exeter Cavern
May 10 - Bristol Bierkeller
May 12 - Merthyr Tydfil RMS Rock Club
May 13 - Rugeley Rose
May 14 - Northampton Roadmenders
May 15 - Wolverhampton Varsity
May 18 - Manchester Academy
May 19 - Sheffield Corporation
May 20 - Newcastle Legends
May 22 - Dundee Reading Rooms
May 23 - Glasgow Ivory Blacks
May 24 - Aberdeen Kef
May 25 - Edinburgh Liquid Rooms
May 27 - Carlisle Brickyard
May 29 - Hull University
May 30 - Leeds Cockpit
June 1 - Liverpool Academy
June 2 - Wrexham Central Station
June 4 - Leicester Charlotte
June 5 - Mansfield Mill
June 6 - Southampton Nexus
June 7 - London Highbury Garage
June 8 - Milton Keynes Pitz
Mendeed release new single 'Act Of Sorrow' through Rising Records on May 2.