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Metal News for April 26, 2006

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8 news articles posted on this day.

Celtic Frost Post New Song Available For Streaming

A brand new CELTIC FROST track, entitled "Ground", has been made available for streaming at this location. The song comes off the group's long-awaited "comeback" CD, "Monotheist", due on May 30 via Century Media Records (one day earlier internationally).

CELTIC FROST's first album in 13 years, "Monotheist" (view artwork by Michel Casarramona and Martin Eric Ain at this location) features 11 songs produced by the band with Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN).

The album will be released simultaneously in all territories in three different configurations including a limited-edition digipak containing the bonus track "Temple Of Depression" and a vinyl LP with another bonus title, "Incantation Against You".

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Lamb Of God's Guitarist Talks About New Record

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton recently spoke to MTV.com about the band's upcoming CD, "Sacrament", due in August via Epic Records.

"The music's influenced by what the five of us are listening to, what we're writing about, the context in which we're writing, our lives and our experiences," he explained. "We made a deliberate effort not to be so politically motivated this time. We still care about and think about those things, but at this point, creatively, we wanted to step out of that for a moment, and address some other things. So the lyrics are more introspective and more personal, and I think just about anybody will relate to them. Not everybody pays attention to the war or politics."

LAMB OF GOD began recording "Sacrament" on April 3 in New York with producer Machine (BLOODSIMPLE, WHITE ZOMBIE), who also helmed "Ashes of the Wake", and they're currently back in their hometown of Richmond, Virginia, finishing up vocals and guitars.

"The last record sounded so good, and we felt like we'd already made such a big improvement on that record, that we wanted to stick with him to see if we could get it even better the second time around," Morton told MTV.com. "The first time you do a record with someone, typically, you don't even know them, and over the course of the recording you build a relationship. To turn your back on someone and start that process over with someone new just didn't make sense. He was so invested in last record that we felt he had to be a part of this one, too."

Read more at MTV.com.

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Evanescence Complete New Album, Set Release

Billboard.com reports: Evanescence will release it second Wind-Up album, "The Open Door," on Oct. 3. The set was recorded in Los Angeles earlier this year and produced by Dave Fortman, who was behind the boards for Evanescence's 2003 breakthrough, "Fallen."

That set has sold more than 6.5 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and spawned two top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, "My Immortal" and "Bring Me To Life."

"The making of this record has been really intense, but I've come out feeling purified," frontwoman Amy Lee says in a statement. "I've grown so much since 'Fallen,' and [guitarist] Terry [Balsamo] is the perfect writing partner -- I feel like I've been lifted up to a whole new level of inspiration and possibilities.

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Green Carnation Announce London Date

Norway's prog masters GREEN CARNATION are bringing their "Acoustic Verses" to the U.K.

After a successful debut concert in London last year, GREEN CARNATION will be returning to The Underworld on Thursday, August 24, 2006 as a part of a mini-tour. The gig in London will be an exclusive one for England. The already confirmed show in Dublin, Ireland has been changed to Saturday, August 26, 2006. The rest of the mini-tour will be announced shortly as there are two more dates to be confirmed.

Says singer Kjetil Nordhus, "We had a great time in London last year and got a lot of amazing feedback after the gig. So it's a pleasure to come back. Also, the show in Dublin will become something special. There are still some details remaining before we can make that official, but it's going to be a great mini-tour for the band anyway."

This will be the second year running that the band visit England and the third year visiting Ireland. Many people have underlined the Celtic influence on the band's "Acoustic Verses". And the singer doesn't rule out that GREEN CARNATION's recent touring history has something to do with their trips to Ireland.

"That might well be," he said. "We get influenced by a lot of different stuff, all the time. And with Ireland's proud music culture, it's hard not to be inspired. So we're definitely looking forward to return, both to England and to Ireland."

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Kataklysm Cancel Rest Of Bolt Thrower Euro Tour

Kataklysm vocalist, Maurizio Iacono, posted the following message on the band's official website:

"Kataklysm have been forced to cancel the remainder of the Euro tour with UK death metalers Bolt Thrower, for reasons beyond the band's control that have to be dealt with back home.

"The band would like to add that they had a great time and the tour was a complete success and the strongest for Kataklysm ever. The band would like to thank Cannibal Corpse and Bolt Thrower for the great opputunity to tour with these great bands.

"All the shows missed after Saarbruken (Germany) will be rescheduled in September as Kataklysm is planning their headlining tour for the Fall in Europe.

"Also, big apologies for the missed Helsinki show - but I'm sure the fans will understand that when you board a flight that says FLIGHT 666 TO HEL (abbreviation for Helsinki), barely get there on time, lose all your guitars, equipement and luggages (still havent found mine a week later!)... it's hard to play the show. We will make it up as soon as we can! We will also post the ticket stubb of that flight coz it's a classic!!!

"All Metal Crusaders dates in the States will not be affected by this."

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God Dethroned Finish Writing New Album

God Dethroned have posted the following update on their official website:

"Well well... exciting news today! We finished the writing of our new album and already did some pre-production. It sounds killer and i can't wait to go to the studio.

"As Kataklysm is going home from the Bolt Thrower tour, we were asked to join them again for the rest of the 'Those still loyal' tour. So now we're playing these dates:
23 Apr Bremen - Wehrschloss Germany
24 Apr Saarbrücken - Garage Germany
25 Apr Lyon - Marché Gare France
26 Apr Perpignan - Le Crockmore France
27 Apr Barcelona - Spain
28 Apr Durango - Plateruena Spain
29 Apr Madrid - Ritmo & Compas Spain
30 Apr Barroselas - SWR Barroselas Metalfest IX Portugal
2 May Poitiers - BSC Café France
3 May Gavere – GOC Racing Belgium"

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In Flames Looking Forward To U.S. Tour

In Flames have posted the following message on their website:

"Thanx a million to all of you that came out to our shows in Europe during the March/April tour. We had such a blast throughout this whole time and can´t wait to come back very soon and play some more for you all!

"It was totally cool to finally get to places like Ireland, Poland and Slovenia for the first time, and we´ll come back for sure as soon as possible.

"Our warmest thanx to the wonderful people in Crucifed Barbara, Dagoba and Sepultura for making this one of the most fun European tours we´ve ever done.

"As for the upcoming US tour: we can not wait to come back and play some more music for you guys and gals. This time we´ll go to places we missed on the last tour and we should have a lot of fun together.

"The Jan/Feb tour was awesome and we are really looking forward to this one as well. Being joined by our friends in Nevermore & Evergrey and our future friends in Throwdown is going to be amazing ,can´t wait for that. See you all very soon !"

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