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Metal News for April 27, 2006

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11 news articles posted on this day.

Battered Post 'Not One' Video Online

BATTERED's video for the song "Not One" has been posted online at this location (48 MB). The clip was shot in bluescreen with producer Rome Ramsies of Vision Valley and the CGI was done in Australia, according to a posting on the band's web site. The song comes off the group's self-titled debut album, which was released in March via Candlelight Records.

BATTERED is 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).

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Hammerfall Reveal New Songtitles

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following message on his official blog:

"We're looking at another weekend of rehearsals, and I am excited! I completed the eighth song for the album a few days ago, and am hard at work finishing one more before the rehearsal starts. I'll keep the remaining songtitles under wraps for now as they are a bit uncertain still, but here are some titles for you: 'Dark Wings, Dark Words', 'Carved In Stone', 'Titan', 'Shadow Empire', 'Threshold' and 'Rebel Inside'."

HAMMERFALL are expected to enter the studio this summer to begin recording their new album for an October 2006 release.

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Arch Enemy Confirm Summer Festival Appearance

ARCH ENEMY have announced the following Summer festival appearances, as well as a new DVD:

June 8-10, 2006 - Sweden Rock Festival (Sölvesborg, Sweden)
June 10, 2006 - Download (Donington Park, Derbyshire, England)
June 23–25, 2006 - Graspop (Belgium)
June 23-25, 2006 - Hellfest (Clisson, France)
June 30-July 2 - 2006, Tuska Metal Festival (Helsinki, Finland)
June 30 – July 2 - 2006, With Full Force (Germany)
July 13 -15, 2006 - Arvika Festivalen (Sweden)
July 21-22, 2006 - Earthshaker Fest (Germany)
July 21-23, 2006 - Metalcamp Festival (Tolmin, Slovenia)
July 28-30, 2006 - MetalWay Festival (Gernika. SPAIN)
August 3-5, 2006 - Wacken Open Air Festival (Germany)
August 8, 2006 - Gothenburg City Fest (Sweden)

Watch out for ARCH ENEMY’s first-ever DVD entitled “Live Apocalypse” and tentatively set for a summer release.

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Hate Eternal, Shadowsland, European Tour Dates

Hate Eternal, Spawn Of Possession, and Shadowsland will tour Europe together this spring. Hate Eternal have recruited drummer Reno Kiilerich for the trek. The tour dates are as follows:

19/05 DE Essen @ Turock
20/05 CH Martigny @ les Caves du Manoir
21/05 IT Milano @ Transilvania Live
22/05 AT Wien @ Escape
23/05 HU Budapest @ Kultiplex
24/05 CZ Prague @ Black Pez
25/05 DE Muenchen @ Backstage
26/05 DE Luckau @ Fuck The Commerce Festival
27/05 DE Rostock @ Mau Club
28/05 DK Aalborg @ Voxhall
30/05 DE Ludwigsburg @ Rockfabrik
31/05 NL Rotterdam @ Baroeg
01/06 NL Arnhem @ Goudvishal
02/06 BE Vosselaar @ Biebob
03/06 UK Brighton @ Engine Room
04/06 UK London @ Underworld
06/06 F Paris @ TBA
07/06 F Lyon @ TBA
08/06 SP Barcelona @ Mephisto
08/06 SP Madrid @ Ritmo & Kompass
10/06 SP Irun @ Tunk

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Breather Resist Becomes Young Widows

Breather Resist has essentially been put to bed and members of the band have started a new project called Young Widows. According to the band, "After recording we decided it would be unfair to keep the name Breather Resist due to the fact that the stuff we have written now is not Breather Resist... it's something else... You follow? So we have left the name behind and are now, Young Widows." The group has posted unmastered material from their upcoming Jade Tree Records release online.

In related news, former Breather Resist vocalist Steve Sindoni has started a band called Pusher. The band also features former Lickgoldensky drummer Eric McManus and will enter the studio with Chris Owens (of Lords) next month.

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Aggressive Disorder Post New Studio Track Online

Philadelphia, PA power metal act AGGRESSIVE DISORDER have the new track, 'Hammer Or The Nail', streaming at this location. 'Hammer Or The Nail' is pulled from the band's forthcoming second album., due for a late June release. The band have been hard at work recording new material at JMM Studios in New Jersey, and are currently putting finishing touches on the album and will finish final mixing in early May. Plans for a tour are currently being worked out,as well as for select shows this August and in the fall with New Jersey metallers ATTACKER. More information can be found at the band's official web site: www.aggressivedisorder.net.

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Bloodshed Post New Track Available Online

Sweden's BLOODSHED entered Studio Necromorbus in Stockholm on March 27th to record their new full-length album, Stale Cold Cell Recital, with producer Vidar Widgren.

The track listing for the album is as follows: 'Humanity', 'Cell', 'Haereticus', '(Intro) Pieces', 'Pieces', 'Headless Idol', 'Death Indulgence', 'Cravings', '(Untitled instrumental track)', 'Prophecies Of Man'.

The band have since posted a track from the new album at their MySpace page. Check out the track 'Cell' at this location.

Stay tuned for further updates regarding the release of Stale Cold Cell Recital, coming soon.

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Tristania Announce Festival Confirmations

Norwegian gothic metallers TRISTANIA have posted the following message at their official website:

"Appologies for the late notice - but Tristania will be playing both the Evolution Fest and the M'era Luna Festival this summer."

Upcoming Tristania live dates currently include:

July
15 - Brescia, Italy - Evolution Fest

August
12 - Hildesheim, Germany at M'era Luna

September
10 - Paris, France - TBA
11 - Essen, Germany - TBA
12 - Berlin, Germany - TBA
13 - Hamburg, Germany - TBA
14 - Erfurt, Germany - TBA
15 - Leipzig, Germany - TBA
16 - Prague, Czech Republic - TBA
17 - Wien, Austria - TBA
18 - Munich, Germany - TBA
19 - Pratteln, Switzerland - TBA
20 - Ludwigsburg, Germany - TBA
21 - Frankfurt, Germany - TBA
22 - Strasbourg, France - TBA
23 - Antwerpen, Belgium - TBA
24 - Hardenberg, Holland - TBA More...

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Dragonlord Announce More Tour Dates

DRAGONLORD — the San Francisco-based black metal band featuring Eric Peterson (guitar, vocals; TESTAMENT), Gian Pyres (guitar; ex-CRADLE OF FILTH), Derrick Ramirez (bass), Lyle Livingstone (keys) and Jon Allen (drums; SADUS, ex-TESTAMENT) — have scheduled the following dates:

Jun. 23 - Bourbon Street - Concord, CA
Jun. 24 - Kennel Club - Sacramento, CA
Jun. 27 - Iliff Park Saloon - Aurora, CO
Jun. 29 - Mr. Kelly's Music Box - Chicago Heights, IL
Jul. 01 - Pirates Cove - Cleveland, OH
Jul. 07 - Jaxx - Springfield, VA More...

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The Esoteric Working On New Album, Reveal Title

Lawrence, KS innovators THE ESOTERIC have begun work on their sophomore release for Prosthetic Records, entitled Subverter.

The band begins recording May 8th at Black Lodge Recording in Eudora, KS as well as in an undisclosed location in Kansas City with Producer / Engineer Paul Malinowski (SHINER, OPEN HAND, SEASON TO RISK, etc.). The follow up to last year’s relentless touring schedule and critically-acclaimed debut With the Sureness of Sleepwalking, Subverter will be mixed at KCMO's West End Recording Studios and is slated for a tentative fall 2006 release date through Prosthetic Records.

Vocalist Steve Cruz comments, "Subverter is the next chapter for The Esoteric. It will take the listener through a crash course of everything we have undergone in the last year...a testament to our trials and tribulations as a band and as individuals. We are making this record to challenge the beliefs and ideas of ourselves and of the listener, and to spite the general lack of integrity that's been infecting these so called ‘scenes’."

Some advance song titles include "Science Is Sexy", "Our Exquisite Corpse", "Clone Culture and the Cut-Up Method", "Destroy, She Said", "Nothing Remains the Same", "We Will Not Be Convinced That Now Is Not Our Time", "Don't Waste Guts", and "You Are the Execution".

You can check out some of The Esoteric's prior material on their MySpace page.

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Complete NEMHF Schedule Revealed

Teh complete schedule for the The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival has been revealed.

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will take place at the Palladium (261 Main Street in Worcester, Massachusetts). Friday tickets are $35.00; Saturday and Sunday individual day tickets are $40.00. Three-day passes are $109.50. Tickets are available now at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849.

Here's the schedule: More...

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