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Metal News for April 2, 2006

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11 news articles posted on this day.

Zyklon Confirmed For Hammerslag Festival 2006

Zyklon have been confirmed for this year's Hammerslag Festival, which will take place in Tønsberg, Norway on December 15 and 16. Other confirmed bands include Framferd and Cutthroat. More bands will be confirmed prior to the festival date.

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Vital Remains Tour Dates

Rhode Island’s VITAL REMAINS have teamed up for a string of concerts with Deicide and Crematorium. Supporting their recently re-released demos, the Horrors Of Hell compilation, VITAL REMAINS’ performance line-up will include Tony Lazaro (guitar), Dave Suzuki (guitar), Glen Benton (vocals), Tim Yeung (drums), and Ron Green (bass).

VITAL REMAINS Tour Dates:

w/Deicide, Crematorium
04/05 The Galaxy – Santa Ana, CA
04/06 Showcase Theatre – Corona, CA
04/07 House of Rock N Roll – El Paso, TX
04/08 Bulldogz – Phoenix, AZ
04/09 Knitting Factory – Hollywood, CA
04/11 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
04/12 Fat Tuesday’s – Spokane, WA
04/13 Rock n Roll Pizza – Portland, OR
04/14 Bourbon Room – Concord, CA
04/15 The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
04/16 Jumping Turtle – San Marcos, CA
04/17 Celebrity Club – Las Vegas, NV

Festivals
05/20 Death in the Forest – Middletown, NY
05/27 Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD

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Revelation Set To Release Shai Hulud Reissues

Shai Hulud's reissues for "A Profound Hatred Of Man" and "Hearts Once Nourished With Hope And Compassion" have been remastered and are set for release by Revelation Records this summer. Both releases will also have new artwork, which has been completed. The "Hearts Once..." reissue will also feature bonus material.

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Isis To Enter Studio In June

Isis have confirmed the recording schedule for their next album. The group will record the effort in Los Angeles with producer/engineer Matt Bayles, who has recorded the band's last two albums. Tentative plans have the album hitting stores on Halloween. In related news, the group's upcoming DVD release is currently being edited and should hit streets late this summer.

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Headline News

Zao Singer Injured, Band Drops Off Tour

Zao have been forced to drop off of the remaining dates of Ferret Music's "Under The Gun Tour" due to an injury sustained by frontman Daniel Weyandt. Co-Headliners Madball and Remembering Never, in addition to support acts The Banner and Scarlet, will continue the tour as scheduled.

Weyandt broke four bones in his left-hand as a result of a "back-stage mishap." The accident resulted in a sizeable cut that apparently exposed one bone for over 12 hours and became ultimately infected. Three different doctors have ordered the singer to return home immediately and visit a specialist. Fortunately, Weyandt is expected to make a full recovery.

Zao guitarist Scott Mellinger issued the following statement:

"We can't apologize more strongly to the other bands and especially our fans who were planning on seeing us on the remaining dates. We want nothing more than for Dan to get better and we fully intend to crush once again with Dan on the Demon Hunter tour this summer."

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Full Blown Chaos Announce Release Date

Full Blown Chaos, who are signed to Jamey Jasta's Stillborn Records, will release their second disc, Within the Grasp of Titans, July 11. The band will tour with Exodus from April 15 in Concord, California, through May 19 in San Francisco.

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Switched, Allele, and Anew Revolution Tour Dates

The final dates for the Switched and Allele tour have been announced, and starts next week. One change to the original schedule is that the Mokena, IL show, originally scheduled for April 16 (Easter), has been moved to the 17th. A few new dates have been added, including a date in Milwaukee at the Rave on April 8th and Kansas City at The Grand Emporium on April 24th. The full tour schedule is as follows:

Switched, Allele, and Anew Revolution tour dates:

4/7 Green Bay, WI
4/8 Milwaukee, WI
4/13 East Dubuque, IL
4/14 Freeport, IL
4/15 Creve Coeur, IL
4/17 Mokena, IL
4/18 Hutchison, KS
4/19 Wichita, KS
4/20 Dallas, TX
4/21 Houston, TX
4/22 Beaumont, TX More...

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Hatebreed In Talks With Roadrunner Records

MTV.com reports: Rumors have been swirling for weeks that Hatebreed are now part of the Roadrunner Records kith. But while a deal has yet to be inked, a source said the band's been in continuing negotiations with the label — and is close to signing the proverbial dotted line.

"We ended up doing two records with Universal, and our time at that label was killer," frontman Jamey Jasta explained when asked about the talks. "We sold over 300,000 on [2002's] Perseverance and 200,000 on [2003's] The Rise of Brutality. We got a Grammy nomination. But we feel we need to be at a label that deals with more metal bands and is more involved in the whole grand scheme of metal and hardcore."

Jasta added that Roadrunner's long tradition of fostering acts such as Madball, Biohazard and Sepultura is also appealing. "It [would] just [be] the right home for us," he said.

There's a lot going on in Hatebreed's world these days. They've just finished recording Supremacy, which Jasta calls an "all-out onslaught of completely adrenaline-charged, in-your-face brutality." Due in early August, the album will feature 13 tracks of Hatebreed's "best material yet."

"This album's just more charged, more focused," he added. "There are classic Hatebreed songs on here — ones I can see being in our set for years to come. I really set out when writing these songs with these guys [that] if it didn't make my hair stand up or give me chills down my spine, I didn't use it. I wanted to tap into pure adrenaline — the speed, the brutality, the breakdowns. I wanted to make a crushing record that was going to have a memorable impact on people."

He said Supremacy will include the first single, "To the Threshold," and the second single, "Never Let It Die," which the band is shooting a video for in May. Also expect it to have "Defeatist," "Spitting Venom," "As Diehard as They Come," "Mind Over All" and "The Most Truth."

At the end of April, Hatebreed will head to Australia, where they'll open gigs for Korn. A Canadian run is scheduled to precede the band's mainstage slot on this summer's Ozzfest, as will several European festival bookings. The Connecticut hardcore dudes will also headline a number of club shows this summer — on Ozzfest off-dates — with Strapping Young Lad.

Read the full article at MTV.com.

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Bane, Modern Life Is War, This is Hell Tour

Bane, Modern Life Is War, This Is Hell, and Outbreak will be hooking up in June for a month-long tour. Here are the dates:

6/9 Worcester, MA @ QVCC
6/11 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
6/12 Washington, DC @ The Nation (Side Stage) w/ When Tigers Fight
6/13 Virginia Beach, VA @ Peppermint Beach Club
6/14 Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox Laundro-Lounge
6/15 Jacksonville FL @ Thee Imperial
6/16 Orlando, FL @ Wills Pub
6/18 Birmingham AL @ Cave 9 w/ Counting The Days, Ruiner
6/19 Nashville TN @ The Muse
6/20 Memphis TN @ The Rally Point w/ That Was Then
6/22 Houston TX @ Java Jazz
6/24 San Antonio TX @ White Rabbit
6/26 Albuquerque NM @ Launchpad
6/27 Tempe AZ @ The Clubhouse
6/28 San Diego, CA @ Epicenter
6/29 San Francisco, CA @ The Pound SF
6/30 Anaheim CA @ Chain Reaction
7/1 Anaheim CA @ Chain Reaction
7/4 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre

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Interview

Into The Inner Sanctum: More With Sacrum

Picking up where we last left off with one of metal underground's freshest new talents, Sacrum, out of Memphis, Tennessee, I wanted to see if we could get the Williams brothers to shed some more light on what's been going on lately since our last conversation. I do this as a way to help show other upcoming metal acts that where there's a will there is a way, and I think that's what is so cool about this group is that they are full throttle in their commitment to making it in the music business on their own terms.
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Site Update

Gotcha, April Fools!

We hope you enjoyed our April Fools gags yesterday, as we devoted the entire day to them. We sure did. They weren't as many as last year's, but we managed to get some good ones out nonetheless. If you happened to fall for any of them, then we apologize. If you weren't tricked, then hopefully you were still entertained. If you missed the stories, you can still read them all here. (Note the date on each story, however, to determine which ones are April Fools stories.)

We now return to our regularly scheduled programming of Real MetalTM news. Thanks for reading.

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