Metal News for April 3, 2005
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14 news articles posted on this day.
Despite an announcement to the contrary on UNHOLY GHOST's web site, former DEICIDE guitarist Eric Hoffman has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET that he "never played with [UNHOLY GHOST]" and "did not join" the group.
Hoffman is currently involved in a legal dispute with DEICIDE frontman Glen Benton over the rights to the long-running Florida-based band's name.
"My brother [Brian Hoffman, ex-DEICIDE guitarist] and I are working on getting a new DEICIDE together," Hoffman told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "The court will decide who gets the name DEICIDE."
Seattle's Himsa are currently preparing to enter Antfarm Studios in Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (The Haunted) to begin recording their new album. Titled "Hail Horror," the album is tentatively slated for a September release via Prosthetic Records.
Hell Within will be touring the U.S. during the coming weeks. Here are the dates released thus far:
4/9 Boston MA @ Live Wire, WFMO 97.5
4/15 Lowell MA @ Club Fuel, Record Release Show
4/19 Portsmouth NH @ Muddy River Smokehouse
4/20 New York NY @ The Continental
4/24 Worcester MA @ New England Metal And Hardcore Festival
4/28 Wilmington DE @ Buck's Bar & Grill
4/29 Bound Brook NJ @ Hamilton St. Cafe
4/30 Richmond VA @ Nanci Raygun
5/1 Norfolk VA @ Michael Bobs
5/3 Jacksonville FL @ Thee Imperial w/ Vader, Pro-Pain
5/6 Bradenton FL @ Rockafellas
5/8 Tampa FL @ Cacophony: The Metal Underground Radio Spot WMNF 88.5 FM
5/11 New Port Richey FL @ The Neptune Lounge w/ The Imperial, more
5/12 Naples FL @ Ridgeport Pub
5/13 St. Petersburg FL @ City Lights
5/14 Seminole FL @ The Boiler Room
5/15 Tallahassee FL @ Big Daddy's
5/16 Metairie, LA @ Cypress Hall
5/17 Memphis TN @ New Daisy Theater w/ Sacrum, more
5/18 Jackson MS @ Headliners
5/19 Shrevport TX @ TBA
5/20 Austin TX @ The Back Room w/ Jacknife, Powderburn
5/21 Arlington TX @ Backlash Music Fest
5/27 San Francisco CA @ The Pound
5/28 San Jose CA @ TBA
6/1 Ogden UT @ Boom VA
6/3 Casper WY @ American Legion
6/4 Denver CO @ TBA
6/7 Chicago IL @ Double Door
6/9 Battle Creek MI @ Planet Rock
Every Time I Die has announced the addition of bassist Kevin Falk, of North Carolina. Falk, formerly of Between The Buried And Me, replaces Steven Micciche, who left ETID earlier this year. Look for Falk on the road with the band during this summer's Sounds Of The Underground tour.
Launch Radio Networks is reporting that VELVET REVOLVER has firmed up plans to be part of this year's Ozzfest tour. Drummer Matt Sorum said the group will play 10 Ozzfest dates, commencing on August 16 in West Valley City, Utah. The last seven dates will be in lieu of IRON MAIDEN, which drops off the bill on August 20. Sorum said his band is looking forward to the tour. "They've asked us to be the second on the slot, so I mean, we're going on right before [BLACK] SABBATH," he said. "That's gonna be pretty cool. And then there's a lot of really heavy bands on the bill. They're counting on us to bring out a lot of fans. I mean, I think that they think it's gonna be cool to have us on the bill, and that's why they invited us."
Ozzfest wraps up on September 4 in West Palm Beach, Florida. VELVET REVOLVER recently started a North American arena tour that lasts until May 25. The group will head to Europe in June and early July.
VELVET REVOLVER resumes its current tour on April 12 in Chula Vista, California.
Ozzfest 2005 featuring VELVET REVOLVER:
Aug. 16 - West Valley City, UT - USANA Pavilion *
Aug. 18 - Phoenix, AZ - Cricket *
Aug. 20 - Los Angeles, CA - Hyundai Pavilion at Glen Helen *
Aug. 23 - Albuquerque, NM - Journal Pavilion
Aug. 25 - Dallas, TX - Smirnoff
Aug. 27 - Houston, TX - Cynthia J. Woods Pavilion
Aug. 28 - San Antonio, TX - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug. 31 - Nashville, TN - Starwood Amphitheatre
Sep. 02 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon
Sep. 04 - West Palm Beach - Sound Advice
* w/ IRON MAIDEN
The Belgian black / death metal band Signs Of Darkness have recently signed a contract with the Hong Kong based label Trinity Records for two albums. Their latest recording "The 17th Floor" will be released worldwide in the end of April.
Signs Of Darkness was formed in 1995 and released their debut album "Beyond The Autumn Leaves" through The LSP Company in 2002.
Finnish doomsters SWALLOW THE SUN have posted the following message:
The Finnish release date for the new album has been set to 24.8.2005, while the international release is in September. Two different versions of the album will be available; a standard release and a special 2 CD version featuring the stylish video 'Descending Winters' as well as possible live footage.
The second album tracklist is:
1. The Giant (11:55)
2. Descending Winters (6:11)
3. Psychopath's Lair (5:51)
4. Forgive Her (9:02)
5. Fragile (7:12)
6. Ghost Of Laura Palmer (8:07)
7. Gloom, Beauty And Despair (8:45)
8. The Ship (8:55)
Total: 65:59 min
Despite last week's denial by Nuclear Blast that Mayhem's drummer will not be featured on Dimmu Borgir's next album, Silenoz has confirmed that Hellhammer's talents will actually be incorporated in their next release. Here's his statement on the band's forum:
"To get this rumor bullshit out of the way, we confirm that mercenary Hellhammer will be doing the drums for us as a session member on the next album. And that's that."
New Orleans- based sludgecore metallers Eyehategod have announced the dates from the Preaching The End-time Message Tour 2005. The supporting act will be Buried Inside.
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Boston’s Lamont have called it a day. The band issued the following statement:
“We were going to finish the new album and do a short tour with Roadsaw beginning with Emissions 7 but its just not in the cards.
All we can say is THANK YOU EVERYONE who came to the shows, dug the tunes and let us sleep on your floor.”
The band had been in the process of recording their follow up to Thunder Boogie.
Finnish doomsters Spiritus Mortis are currently working in the same studio where the first cd was recorded. 16 tracks will be recorded and around 12 will be on the cd. Few tracks are still from early '90's and couple tracks are new ones composed during last 2 two years, in keeping with the bands view of songwriting style and speed.
After Rage of Achilles's collapse last year, Spiritus Mortis has been looking for label to release the bands second coming. Check out their website for a studio diary. Some teasers may be added in a couple of weeks.
Canadian droners Nadja have finished recording and will release their new album 'Body Cage' on the 18th of April.
The album contains 3 tracks and is lyrically based on the rare congenital disorder Fibrodysplasia Ossifican Progressiva. The CD will be released in a slimline DVD box and is limited to 111 copies. It can be pre-ordered on the label's website.
From the Season Of Mist camp:
Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of the progressive doom-metal legends, Confessor! Emerging from over a decade of hibernation, the band has returned to form, hungrier and more focused than ever.
Once dubbed, "The world's most obstinately technical metal band", Confessor will again continue to make the words "heavy" synonymous with "progressive" and "provocative" in an effort to challenge and inspire their listeners.
As a precursor to the band's upcoming long player, 'Unraveled', due out in early autumn, Season of Mist will release the limited edition CD-single, 'Sour Times'. Scheduled for a June release, this soon-to-be collector's item will mainly be made available for purchase to the die-hard fans. The release will contain 2 new songs; 'Sour Times' and 'Hibernation', a radio edit of the title track plus a live video! Also included on the limited CD with be PC Interactive gems such as band photos, a screen saver and more!
Shortly after interviewing Phil from All That Remains on March 29, I interviewed As I Lay Dying singer, Tim Lambesis, about the the band, their touring life, their upcoming album and music in general. This is how it went down: More...