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Metal News for April 28, 2006

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15 news articles posted on this day.

The Black Dahlia Murder Confirms New Members

The Black Dahlia Murder have announced two latest additions to the band: Drummer Pierre Langois and bassist Bart Williams. After both musicians toured with the band on their co-headlining run with Throwdown and their European dates with Liar they decided these were the guys they wanted to join to their group fulltime.

Here's what guitarist Brian Eschbach had to say: "We are very proud to announce the additions of Bart and Pierre to the BDM fold. We have already completed two tours together and feel that there are many more to come."

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Seether Plan Live Acoustic CD/DVD This Summer

Seether will be releasing a special live acoustic CD/DVD this summer entitled "One Cold Night," which will be in stores on July 11th, 2006. The songs were recorded at Philadelphia's Grape Street and features hits from Disclaimer, Disclaimer II, and Karma and Effect.

In addition, the DVD portion contains an in-depth interview with the band, the video for "The Gift," a behind-the-scenes look at "The Gift" video shoot, and a photo gallery with shots from the performance. The official track listing is as follows:

1. Gasoline
2. Driven Under
3. Diseased
4. Truth
5. Immortality
6. Tied My Hands
7. Sympathetic
8. Fine Again
9. Broken
10. The Gift
11. Remedy
12. Plastic Man

Bonus track:
13: The Gift (Alternate mix)

Seether heads back out on the road in May, starting in Canada and then continuing on to the US in June. The confirmed tour dates are as follows: More...

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H.I.M.'s "Killing Loneliness' Video Premiere

H.I.M. just shot the video for their next single "Killing Loneliness," which will premiere on MTV2 on May 1st. It airs at 6, 7, 9, 11am EST and 2, 6, 7, 10pm EST. It will also have its online premiere at MTV.com. Stay tuned for an email with the direct link. In the meantime, you can check out some photos from the the video shoot:

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Anterrabae Prepare To Release New Album

Anterrabae have set June 20th as the release date for their upcoming Triple Crown Records album "And Our Heart Beat In Our Fingertips, Without Reason." Artwork for the record in addition to a teaser can be viewed here. The track listing is as follows:

  1. Pink and Tender

  2. Stay Moist

  3. It Takes More Than Metal To Move A Bull

  4. An Albatross around the neck

  5. The Filthy Habits of Ex.Lovers

  6. Investigating the Phantom Signal

  7. Viper

  8. I Lifted Her Dress Over Her Head and Unscrewed Her Leg

  9. Shit Happens When You Party Naked

  10. A Shovel For Arch Stanton

  11. My Wrists Are Rivers,My Fingers Are Words

  12. The Hands Of Christ Are Beautiful Hands

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D.R.I. Guitarist Falls Ill, Tour Cancelled

Punk/metal legends D.R.I. (Dirty Rotten Imbeciles) have cancelled their upcoming U.S. tour with Subzero. According to a statement released by the group's booking agent, D.R.I. guitarist Spike Cassidy was recently "diagnosed with colon cancer and was operated on three weeks ago. Sadly the concern is that [the cancer] spread and the medical treatment is [required immediately] and it prohibits any touring for the remainder of the year at least." The tour was scheduled to kick off May 22nd in Seattle, WA.

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Bad Acid Trip Confirmed For Ozzfest 2006

In case you missed the quiet announcement (like we did), California metallers Bad Acid Trip have been added to the second stage for this summer's Ozzfest. The band, which has toured with System of a Down, released their debut, Lynch the Weirdo, on System frontman Serj Tankian's Serjical Strike label in 2004. The album was produced by System guitarist Daron Malakian. This year's Ozzfest begins June 29 in Auburn, Washington, and will run through August 13 in West Palm Beach, Florida.

To recap, the Ozzfest 2006 tour dates and lineup are as follows: More...

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Cradle of Filth's "Thornography" Release Date Set

Cradle of Filth's forthcoming album, Thornography, will hit stores September 19 via Roadrunner Records. Look for it to include "Libertina Grim," "Tonight in Flames," "Cemetery and Sundown," "I Am the Thorn," "The Byronic Man" (featuring guest vocals from H.I.M.'s Ville Valo) and "Temptation."

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Blood Redemption Sign With Genet Records

Belgium's Blood Redemption have signed with Genet Records. Featuring former members of Spirit Of Youth, Solid, etc., the group will release their self-titled debut this summer. In the meantime, you can download a track from the effort here.

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Raise The Red Lantern Record EP

Raise the Red Lantern have finished recording a three-song EP while on tour. The band made a pit stop in Allston, MA to record at Mad Oak Recording Studios with Devin Charette (Rip Roarin', Bury the Needle). The EP will be mastered by Nick Zampiello (Pelican, Cave In) and should hit streets in June via Witch Trial Records. Song titles include: "Thrower of Stones," "Wings of Fury," and "Fucking Temptress."

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10 Years Singer Not Ready To Go All-Digital

Launch Radio Networks has issued the following report: 10 YEARS recently made an EP of four acoustic tracks available exclusively through the iTunes online music store. While he likes the idea of selling music digitally, 10 YEARS singer Jesse Hasek told Launch that he doesn't see it replacing CDs. "I mean, that could very possibly happen, but me personally, I guess you could call me old-fashioned," he said. "I'm still into buying records and having something tangible in my hand, and flipping through the booklet and looking at the artwork and the lyrics. But I think it's a really convenient tool for everyone to tap into if it's done right."

The digital EP includes unplugged versions of the band's first rock radio hit, "Wasteland", as well as its current single, "Through The Iris".

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Lake of Tears To Embark On Tour Through Russia

Sweden’s LAKE OF TEARS have issued the following update:

"LoT have been confirmed for two more festivals this summer; MAMF Festival, Veszto-Magor (Hungary) on August 4th and the Metal Dayz festival in Pratteln (Switzerland) on August 6th.

...and a real treat: In the the beginning of September LoT will embark on a mini-tour through Russia and Ukraine, including stops in 8 - 9 cities! We'll let you know more when all the dates are determined." More...

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Into Eternity Talks About Tour Dates, New Album

Into Eternity, will head out for three upcoming East Coast dates before recording the follow up to 2004’s Buried In Oblivion. Commenting on the band’s upcoming plans, guitarist/vocalist Tim Roth said, “Things are starting back up for us. First up, we will play 3 shows in the U.S. starting with The New England Metal Festival Sunday, April 30. May 1 we are in New York City and May 2 in Springfield, VA, both dates opening for Gamma Ray. Hopefully we will get a chance to say hello to you all at these upcoming dates. As soon as we return to Canada we continue pre-production for album number four. Once again we will be recording in our hometown Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada at Touchwood Studios. We have original drummer Jim Austin with us on the new record and he’s has been doing a great job in rehearsals.

“There will be one recording change with this album, for the first time we are going to send the album out to be mixed. Any Sneap (Nevermore, Arch Enemy) will be handling the record’s final mix. We are fans of Andy's work and know he is the right man. This final step ensures that this will be our best sounding effort to date.”

Calling Buried in Oblivion “a defiantly original work filled with stunning musical virtuosity and truly original ideas,” (Revolver) Into Eternity spent 2005 touring North America supporting the release on no fewer than six continent spanning tours. Look for the band to tour extensively in support of the new album late this year.

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"National Day Of Slayer" To Be Held On June 6

National Day of Slayer, LLC, which is described as "a non-profit corporation in the State of Wyoming," has launched a web site urging as many SLAYER followers as possible to take part in "the National Day of Slayer" on June 6, 2006. A posting on the site reads in part, "6.6.06 isn't a date that comes around very often (once per century, to be exact), and while plenty of stupid horror movies and terrible albums will be released for the hype value of the day that bears 'the number of the beast,' we here at NDoS decided that this would be a perfect day for Hessians across the country to come together and engage in something upon which we can all agree - listening to SLAYER! Also, do you really want those evangelical Neo-Cons to have all the fun with their 'National Day of Prayer'?"

For more information, visit nationaldayofslayer.org.

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Frost To Perform w/ 1349 At Transistor Metal Fest

Norwegian black metallers 1349 will be performing at this weekend's Transistor Metal Fest with their regular lineup - including drummer Frost (real name: Kjetil Haraldstad) of SATYRICON - according to a posting on the band's official web site. Transistor Metal Fest is set to take place April 29 at Kroa i B? in Telemark, Norway.

1349 recently announced that they will be utilizing the services of former NILE drummer Tony Laureano on most upcoming dates as Frost is busy with promoting SATYRICON's recently released "Now, Diabolcal" CD. 1349 will be making their first live appearance in the U.S. as the headliners of the Death in the Forest festival, set to take place May 20 at the Orange County Fair Grounds in Middletown, New York.

1349 released their third studio album, "Hellfire", in the U.S. last October via Candlelight Records. Recorded at Studio Studio in Nyhagen, Norway, "Hellfire" was supported by a European tour with Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH.

Formed in 1997, 1349 features vocalist Ravn, guitarists Tjalve and Archaon, bassist Seidemann and drummer Frost. Their Candlelight debut, "Liberation", was released in 2003. Returning in 2004, the band recorded "Beyond the Apocalypse".

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Eyes To The Sky Sign w/ Seventh Dagger Records

Milwaukee straight edge hardcore band Eyes To The Sky have officially signed with Seventh Dagger Records. Formed in 2004, the group has released a full-length and an EP with Funeral Verse Records and plan to release their Seventh Dagger full-length debut Summer 2007.

The group features the following members:

Ryan Baxter - vocals
Austin Thomas - guitars
Jay Olenik - bass
Dan Wick - drums

The band has released the following statement:

"We are very proud to announce the addition of Eyes To The Sky to the Seventh Dagger roster. As the premier US straight edge label, Seventh Dagger have been responsible for such must-have releases from bands such as Prayer For Cleansing, xTyrantx, In This Defiance, xArmed For Battlex, and most recently xBishopx."

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