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Metal News for April 26, 2005

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10 news articles posted on this day.

In Flames Confirmed For Main Stage On Ozzfest

Nuclear Blast USA has confirmed that Sweden's IN FLAMES are officially to open the Ozzfest Main Stage. They also state that there will be no overlap of music between Rob Zombie's Second Stage set and when IN FLAMES will begin their performance.

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Vinnie Paul To Continue w/ Revolver Advice Column

Despite a previous announcement to the contrary, PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul will continue to write his advice column for Revolver magazine. In a statement posted in the magazine's May 2005 issue, Revolver editors write that there was a miscommunication between Vinnie and Revolver and that when SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison (Vinnie's projected replacement) learned that Vinnie still wanted to work with Revolver, he stepped down so Vinnie could carry on with his advice column. Any questions concerning Dimebag or Nathan Gale will be thrown in the trash. The e-mail address to ask Vinnie for advice is AskVinnie@aol.com.

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Watch System of a Down's 'B.Y.O.B' Video Online

SYSTEM OF A DOWN have made the video for the single 'B.Y.O.B.' available for streaming online. You can watch the video on the bands official website.

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Battered Recording Debut Album

BATTERED, the new Norwegian band featuring former EINHERJER members Frode Glesnes (a.k.a. Grimar, vocals/guitar), Aksel Herløe (guitar) and Gerhard Storesund (a.k.a. Vivar, drums), have entered Sifa Lydstudio in Norway to begin recording their debut album. "We have just started tracking Gerhard's drum parts, and it sounds absolutely great," the group write on their web site.

BATTERED's current lineup is rounded out by bassist Ole Moldesæther.

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Korn Finish Laying Down Drum Tracks For New Album

KORN have finished recording the drums for their upcoming studio album and "they turned out amazing," according to an online posting by the group's lead singer, Jonathan Davis. "[On Tuesday, April 26] we start Munky [guitar] and Fieldy [bass]," Davis writes.

According Davis, KORN have worked with several producers during the pre-production stage for the follow-up to 2003's "Take a Look in the Mirror", including Linda Perry, Atticus Clark, The Matrix, and Dallas Austin. Among the cuts that are slated for inclusion on the upcoming CD are "Liar", "Revolution" (described by Davis as "an old-school PARLIAMENT tune"), "Polotix", "Last Legal Drug", "Le Petit Mort" and "Souvenir of Sadness". Davis has hinted that the forthcoming effort may be a double-disc affair, although this has yet to be officially confirmed. A tentative September release is expected.

KORN and rapper XZIBIT's newly recorded cover of PUBLIC ENEMY's "Fight the Power" is among the exclusive tracks are featured on the soundtrack for "XXX: State of the Union", out now on Jive Records.

"XXX: State of the Union" opens April 29 in U.S. theaters. It's the sequel to the 2002 film "XXX", which starred Vin Diesel.

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Defleshed Film 'Grind And Rewind' Video

Swedish death/thrash metallers DEFLESHED have shot a video for the track "Grind and Rewind" from their recently released album, "Reclaim the Beat".

The follow-up to 2002's "Royal Straight Flesh", "Reclaim the Beat" was recorded at Dug-Out Studios in Uppsala, Sweden and contains 12 songs plus a "slightly demolished" cover version of MOTLEY CRUE's "Red Hot".

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The Abandoned Hearts Club Ready Final Release

The final release from The Abandoned Hearts Club will be available this summer. Originally slated for release via Abacus Recordings, plans were scrapped when the group called it quits earlier this year. Entitled "Aloha Cocksuckers," the effort will feature the following seven songs:

1. Admissions Of A Sales Clerk
2. When Pawnbrokers Cash In
3. Isreal
4. Neon Delusions
5. The Enthusiast
6. Metropolitan Sentences
7. Folk Music

The CD will hit streets this summer through Init Records to coincide with the band's final show.

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AHC To Be Joined By Black Flood Diesel Guitarist

BLACK FLOOD DIESEL's Benji Hellberg will be taking over the guitar duties in AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE for the remaining dates on the MUDVAYNE tour after the tragic loss of Bryan Ottoson. Benji is no stranger to the AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE camp, having previously played in the AHC side-project F.O.R. in addition to having been a friend of the band for many years. Incidentally, Ottoson was also a member of BLACK FLOOD DIESEL prior to joining AHC. A photo of Bryan with BLACK FLOOD DIESEL can be found at blackflooddiesel.com.

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Hope And Suicide Nail Down Spring Tour Dates

Hope And Suicide have solidified the schedule for their upcoming spring tour. Here's the latest:

5/19 Athens GA @ Tasty World w/ Music Hates You
5/20 Wilmington NC @ Soapbox w/ Gollum, Reason To Ignite
5/21 Richmond VA @ Nanci Raygun w/ Beaten Back To Pure, VOG, more
5/22 Washington DC @ Warehouse Next Store w/ Misery Index, Deceased, more
5/23 New york NY @ Knitting Factory
5/24 Warwick NY @ Tuscan Cafe w/ Robots And Empire
5/25 Albany NY @ Shelter Skatepark w/ Save Yourself
5/26 Syracuse NY @ Viola Community Chisolm Action Center w/ Robots And Empire
5/27 Buffalo NY @ Broadway Joes w/ Robots And Empire
5/28 Youngstown OH @ Nyabinghi (Emissions Fest)
5/31 Cedar Falls IA @ The Pheonix
6/1 Rock Island IL @ QC Brew and View
6/2 St. Louis MO @ Creepy Crawl< br>
6/3 Springfield MO @ Springfield Skatepark
6/4 Little Rock AR @ Downtown Shows
6/5 Memphis TN @ The Complex
6/6 Nashville TN @ The Muse
6/7 Bristol TN @ Ireson's Pub
6/8 Raliegh NC @ Brewery
6/9 Wilmington NC @ Gracies w/ Reason To Ignite, Beerwolf
6/10 Myrtle Beach SC @ Social

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The End and The Red Death Summer Tour

The End and The Red Death will be touring together in June and early-July, including stints with Into The Moat and Undying. Here's the latest tour dates:

dates w/ Into The Moat
6/3 Myrtle Beach SC @ The Social
6/4 Charlotte NC @ The Milestone
6/5 Fredericksburg VA @ KCs
6/6 Virginia Beach VA @ Club Live
6/7 Baltimore MD @ The Sidebar
6/8 Montclair NJ @ Bloomfield Ave Cafe
6/9 Rochester NY @ TBA
6/10 Wakefield MA @ United Methodist Church
6/11 Bucksport ME @ The Kave
6/12 Middletown NY @ Club NY
6/13 Amityville NY @ Village Pub South More...

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