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Metal News for April 3, 2007

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21 news articles posted on this day.

"The Lost Tracks of Danzig" Gets Release Date

On May 29, evilive will release "The Lost Tracks of Danzig," a two-CD set comprised of 26 previously unreleased tracks that span Danzig's entire career. All of the tracks were recorded during the band's seven-album "arc" that began with 1988's "Danzig."

"Whenever I've made a new album, I've recorded more songs than were needed for the final CD," said Glenn Danzig. "The songs that make it onto the final album 'fit' or 'flow' together as a whole. Consequently, some tremendous Danzig songs have never been released, not because they weren't great, but because they didn't fit the overall vibe of the particular album, or for other reasons."

When Glenn began the "Lost Tracks" project, the songs were in various stages of completion - some were still in demo form, some had no vocals, some needed a different mix, a new bass or guitar track, or some other type of tweaking. So, after spending months tracking down and reviewing the original tapes, Glenn entered the studio and completed the tracks, handling the vocals and finishing all instrumental recording himself. More...

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Invitro To Play Free Benefit Concert

Invitro, featuring ex-Snot/Soulfly guitarist Mikey Doling, have announced a free benefit concert at Minxx strip club in Las Vegas on April 4th, 2007 at 12 noon. The show will be hosted by comedian Ralphie May of the NBC's hit reality series, "Last Comic Standing". Proceeds raised during the performance will go towards the medical bills for three Minxx employees who were wounded in a February shooting that broke out at the club.

43-year-old Minxx security guard Tom Urbanski was left a paraplegic as a result of the multiple gunshot wounds he suffered during the shooting. Since then, Urbanski has endured a series of costly medical procedures and rehabilitation that will continue for the rest of his life.

"I've been good friends with Minxx owner Dwight Chornomud since we played college football together at San Diego State," says Gridiron Records Kyle Turley. "When I heard about the horrible tragedy that happened at Dwight's club I had to do everything I could to help these people out and get back on track. I also think this incident cast a shadow on NFL players and wanted people to know that most of us don't condone the reprehensible actions of a few select players on the evening
in question."

Invitro are currently finishing up a 57-date tour with Sevendust and Diecast. The band is set to release their debut album, When I Was A Planet, in summer of 2007 through Gridiron Records, the new label founded by Doling and Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Kyle Turley.

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Epica and Kiuas Added To Bloodstock Open Air 2007

Dutch Gothic Metal Band EPICA and Finnish Metallers KIUAS are the latest additions to the line up for this years Bloodstock Open Air. To recap, bands confirmed so far are:

In Flames
Lacuna Coil
Arch Enemy
Testament
Dream Evil
Korpiklaani
Rise To Addiction
Benediction
Wolf
Epica
Kiuas
Memfis
Beyond All Reason

Many more bands to be announced.

As previously reported, the open air leg of this year’s Bloodstock has moved from July 6-7 to August 16-18. The rescheduling also means that the annual indoor part, usually held in September will not be taking place this year. Despite the confusion and disappointment, the event which takes place at Derbyshire’s Catton Hall boasts its strongest line-up yet.

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Vedonist Signs To Trinity Recordings

Vedonist signed the new contract with Trinity Records Hong Kong (who also have on their roster Ozzfest band Chthonic) and started the recording session of its second full-length album at Sophiria Studio.

The new record, called "The World Of Reversed Decalogue" , will contain 8 songs of technical death metal and in the lyrical sphere will be a concept-album about German concentration camps in Poland.

The band plans to finish recording by April 21, as the Scorched Land Tour 2007 (Dismember, Azarath, Vedonist and Iperyt) begins. Premiere of the new album is planned for August 2007.

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Trivium's Matt Heafy Talks About Korn Tour

Trivium’s Matt Heafy talks about their forthcoming tour with Korn

Says Heafy: "Over the past three years TRIVIUM has had the pleasure and honor of touring, supporting, as well as headlining many diverse tours and festivals along with so many different bands, so being invited by KORN to play this year's Family Values 2007 tour and get out in front of a diverse crowd and play is going to rock.

"This tour is a chance for us to finally be able to play for TRIVIUM fans that may have never had the ability to see us before as well as other people who may not normally get to go to metal shows.

"What a great opportunity for us to play with one of the bands some of us grew up with — KORN. We had the honor of supporting KORN last June at the Download Festival in the U.K.

"KORN was one of the first bands I was into as a kid. I bought the first family values DVD back in the day (I know I wasn't the only one!). For a lot of the younger fans out there these big summer tours open doors to different music genres. At the end of the day, if we can help get some new kids into metal then that is awesome.

"So anyways... it's going to be a fucking amazing tour for the fans and we will do our best to do what we do best — which is rock out live and we hope to make some new friends along the way.

"So to wrap it all up, I hope all our fans come out the Family Values tour to these shows and support TRIVIUM — do that and we will deliver a balls-out-metal-as-fuck set to tear the fucker up (we're gonna mix it up and play songs we've never played before.)

"You guys fucking rock. This tour is gonna be a big outdoor summer party — come out and rock out."

There's also a recently conducted video interview with Trivium’s Matt Heafy posted online at PureGrainVideo.com (note: video player at the top of the video section uses a playlist format).

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Metallica Announce All Sick Of The Studio Dates

After six weeks of announcing a few dates here and there, Metallica has announced all 11 of the Sick Of The Studio 2007 tour dates that they will be playing this summer. The tour dates are as follows:

June 28 - Lisbon, POR, Super Bock Super Rock Festival
June 29 - Bilbao, SPA, Bilbao BBK Live Festival
July 1 - Werchter, BEL, Rock Werchter Festival
July 3 - Athens, GRE, Rockwave Festival
July 5 - Vienna, AUT, Rotundenplatz
July 8 - London, UK, Wembley Staduim
July 10 - Oslo, NOR, Valle Hovin Stadion
July 12 - Stockholm, SWE, Stadion
July 13 - Aarhus, DEN, Vestereng
July 15 - Helsinki, FIN, Olympic Stadium
July 18 - Moscow, RUS, Luzhniki Stadium

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Watch Gwar's 'Eight Lock' Video Online

GWAR fansite BohabCentral.com has posted the band's video for the track 'Eight Lock' at this location. The clip was filmed in November, 2006 at the House Of Shock in New Orleans.

GWAR's upcoming scheduled dates, which feature returning bassist Casey Orr (covering for Todd Evans), include:

April
3 - Arena - Vienna, Austria
4 - A38 - Budapest, Hungary
5 - Posthof - Linz, Austria
6 - Abaton - Prague, Czech Republic
7 - Talschock - Chemnitz, Germany
8 - Lindenpark - Potsdam, Germany
9 - Punkt - Warsaw, Poland
10 - Markthalle - Hamburg, Germany
11 - The Rock - Copenhagen, Denmark
12 - Roxy - Flensburg, Germany
13 - Capitol - Hannover, Germany
14 - X - Herford, Germany
15 - Kulturfabrik - Krefeld, Germany
16 - Dynamo - Eindhoven, Netherlands
17 - Kulturfabrik - Esch-Alzette, Luxembourg
18 - Patronaat - Haarlem, The Netherlands

GWAR's latest album, Beyond Hell, is available through DRT Entertainment.

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Awake Sign With Lion Music

UK prog-metallers AWAKE have just signed a worldwide recording contract with Finnish label Lion Music.

The band's debut album, Illumination, produced by Thomas Englund of EVERGREY, will be released in early summer '07. Awake have also been confirmed on the Metalcamp Festival in Slovenia this July.

Further updates to follow. Visit the band at online at www.awakemusic.net, www.myspace.com/awakeuk.

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Listen to Cadaveria's "Laying in Black" Online

CADAVERIA, the Italian band featuring former OPERA IX vocalist Cadaveria and ex-OPERA IX drummer/NECRODEATH vocalist Marçelo Santos (a.k.a. Flegias), will release its new album, "In Your Blood" (cover artwork), on May 21 via Season of Mist. The track listing is as follows:

01. 100.000 Faces
02. The Dream
03. Anagram
04. Memento Audere Semper
05. Laying in Black
06. Queen of Forgotten
07. Exorcism to Chaos
08. Uneven like Clouds
09. Before the Apes Came
10. Virtual Escape from Tragedy
11. Atypical Suggestions by a Dead Artist
12. Enlightened

Download the song "Laying in Black" at this location.

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Dream Theater Reveal 'Systematic Chaos' Artwork

Progressive metal pioneers DREAM THEATER have revealed the cover artwork for their new album, "Systematic Chaos", due in June via Roadrunner Records. Check it out at this location.

"This album's got all of the elements we've become known for," reveals drummer Mike Portnoy, who co-produced the CD with guitarist John Petrucci (Paul Northfield engineered and mixed the effort). "The focus on musicianship, the skull-crushing riffs, the big progressive epics and the heart-wrenching melodies. We've got one of the strongest and most devoted fan bases in the world, and they should certainly be happy with the new material." The disc sports seven new songs, one of which runs 25 minutes.

"Systematic Chaos" track listing:

01. In The Presence of Enemies Pt. 1 (9:00)
02. Forsaken (5:36)
03. Constant Motion (6:55)
04. The Dark Eternal Night (8:51)
05. Repentance (10:43)
06. Prophets of War (6:01)
07. The Ministry of Lost Souls (14:57)
08. In The Presence of Enemies Pt. 2 (16:38)

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Hear Dissonant's "Stare Into the Glass" Online

Israeli death metal band DISSONANT has released a new song to its MySpace page. The track, entitled "Stare Into the Glass", comes off the group's four-track promotional EP "Perspective". According to a press release, the CD represents DISSONANT's work over the past year since their first release, "Consolidated Reality Fragments", in the summer of 2005.

DISSONANT is currently focusing on finalizing the material for a new full-length album as well as finding a suitable record label.

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Sleepytime Gorilla Museum Release More Tour Dates

More dates have been released for SLEEPYTIME GORILLA MUSEUM’s upcoming Spring North American tour:

May 24 - Petaluma, CA @ The Phoenix Theater
May 25 - Portland, OR @ The Aladdin Theater
May 26 - Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
May 28 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club w/ Stinking Lizaveta
May 29 - Milwaukee, WI @ Todd Wehr Center w/ Stinking Lizaveta
May 30 - Chicago, IL @ Abbey Pub w/ Stinking Lizaveta
May 31 - Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio w/ Stinking Lizaveta
June 1 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick w/ Stinking Lizaveta
June 2 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom w/ Stinking Lizaveta
June 3 - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East w/ Stinking Lizaveta
June 4 - Philadelphia, PA @ North Star w/ Stinking Lizaveta
June 5 - Washington, DC @ The Black Cat w/ Stinking Lizaveta
June 8 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
June 14 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
June 15 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
June 16 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst

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Insision Delay New Album

Sweden's INSISION have issued the following update:
"At this moment we are preparing for the two gigs with VITAL REMAINS and for the past two months we have also been trying out a new axe-bender, namely Magnus, to join the group and if possible he will be joining forces and prove himself worthy on these to gigs. As for the release of our third album Ikon, we have been informed there will be slight delay caused by problems out of the bands reach. Our label, Dental Records, have some "problems" with their distro and therefore the album is further delayed. We will be informing you all as things progress."

Upcoming Insision live dates supporting Vital Remains include:

April
8 - Magazinet - Kristianstad, Sweden
9 - Tantogården - Stockholm, Sweden

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The Agonist Sign Worldwide Deal With Century Media

Century Media announce the signing of montreal's The Agonist:

It is extremely rare to find an up-and-coming metal band taking strong political stands, much less one that’s led by a dominating, beautiful, edgy female. But it is exactly this unique dynamic that led Century Media Records to sign Montreal’s THE AGONIST (formerly The Tempest) to a worldwide deal. This quartet delivers introspective, scathing lyrics, and their debut album Once Only Imagined, which is set for a summer release, will definitely catch people’s attention.

Vocalist Alissa White-Gluz’s vegan roots fuel her need to promote the protection of the planet and its inhabitants, and she does so through this outlet. Along with guitarist Danny Marino, bassist Chris Kells and drummer Simon McKay, each member brings their own rich musical backgrounds to the table, creating the perfect expression of melody and madness. Make no mistake, this is a straight-up metal band that holds nothing back with one goal in mind: to make music that is as catchy as it is heavy; as sweet as it is loud; and as angry as it is melancholy. Be sure to visit www.myspace.com/theagonist for new photos and new tracks. A new track, “Rise and Fall,” also appears on Century Media’s free spring sampler.

Alissa states: “We were definitely intrigued when Century Media took notice, simply by chance, after hearing a few unmastered tracks of ours. This partnership with Century gives us the platform to say what we need to say and do what we need to do, and that is promote and educate the public on some fundamental causes that are quickly being forgotten, voiced through provoking music that carries the message home.” More...

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The End Tour Dates Released

THE END kick-off their Spring tour with POISON THE WELL today, April 3, in Ft. Lauderdale, FL along with FEAR BEFORE THE MARCH OF FLAMES and HEAVY HEAVY LOW LOW.

This is THE END's second match-up with PTW since the release of THE END's groundbreaking Elementary. This tour will cover ground extensively in the Eastern United States for the greater part of April, with THE END breaking off on their own in the Mid-West to perform shows with DON CABALLERO, PSYOPUS, FJORD and more. A complete listing of THE END tour dates can be found below with more to be announced shortly.

THE END Tour Dates:

***All Dates from April 3 thru April 20 w/ POISON THE WELL, FEAR BEFORE THE MARCH OF FLAMES, HEAVY HEAVY LOW LOW***

April 3 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
April 4 Gainesville, FL Common Grounds
April 5 Winston-Salem, NC Ziggy's
April 6 Washington, DC Rock N Roll Hotel
April 7 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
April 9 Winooski, VT Higher Ground
April 10 Portland, ME The Station
April 11 New Haven, CT Toad's Place
April 12 Providence, RI Living Room
April 13 South Hackensack, NJ School of Rock
April 14 Troy, NY Revolution Hall
April 15 Rochester, NY The Olympic
April 16 Toledo, OH Headliners
April 18 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
April 19 Indianapolis, IN Emerson Theater
April 20 Menomonee Falls, WI Orchard Inn
April 23 Wichita, KS The Electric Snake (w/ Fjord)
April 25 St. Louis, MO Pops (w/ Fjord)
April 27 Mt. Clemins, MI The Hayloft (w/ Fjord)
May 2 Doylestown, PA Siren Records (w/ Fjord)
May 4 Virginia Beach, VA Club Relevant (w/ Fjord)
May 6 Charleston, SC Cumberlands (w/ Psyopus)
May 8 Wheeling, WV Yesterday's Draughthouse (w/ Psyopus)
May 9 Cleveland, OH Peabody's (w/ Psyopus)
May 12 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen (w/ Don Caballero)
May 13 St. Louis, MO Creepy Crawl (w/ Don Caballero)

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The Orangeburg Massacre Spring Tour Dates

The Orangeburg Massacre will be embarking on a lengthy set of tours stretching from Mid-April through the end of the summer. The first run of dates are with The Miracle Of You and run to May 5th. The dates confirmed so far are listed below. Further dates for the band will be announced soon.

The Orangeburg Massacre also has a new live video on their MySpace page for the song "Mortal Yes. Human No.", which is featured on their 11 track debut full-length CD, Moorea, that is out now.

THE ORANGEBURG MASSACRE tour dates with The Miracle Of You:

04/13 Sacramento, CA @ The Underground
04/14 Westchester, CA @ Westchester Bar & Grill
04/15 Las Vegas, NV @ The Barn
04/16 Amarillow, TX @ E.O.S.
04/17 Lubbock, TX @ The Way
04/18 San Angelo, TX @ The Venue Downtown
04/20 Austin, TX @ Red 7
04/21 San Antonio, TX @ Scooby's
04/23 New Orleans, LA @ The Green Room
04/26 Mobile, AL @ The Cell Block
04/27 Douglasville, GA @ 7th Venue
04/28 Miami, FL @ Indie Underground
04/29 Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial
04/30 Vero Beach, FL @ Atomic Garage
05/01 Marietta, GA @ Swayze's
05/03 Thomasville, NC @ The Soundvent
05/04 Fredericksburg, VA @ KC's
05/05 Virginia Beach, VA @ Club Relevent

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Bloodjinn Tour Dates w/ 12GV, The Silent Escape

A batch of dates for Bloodjinn's upcoming tour also featuring Vanna, Twelve Gauge Valentine, and The Silent Escape have been announced and are listed below. More dates are expected to be announced. Prior to heading out on the tour, Bloodjinn has a show at the Clinic in Wytheville, VA and a special meet-n-greet at Brazil Subculture in Winston-Salem, NC.

BLOODJINN shows:
04/05 Wytheville, VA @ The Clinic
05/05 Winston-Salem, NC @ Bloodjinn Meet-n-Greet at Brazil Subculture

BLOODJINN with Twelve Gauge Valentine, Vanna and The Silent Escape:
05/09 Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
05/11 Thomasville, NC @ The Soundvent
05/13 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
05/15 Nashville, TN @ The Muse
05/18 Jacksonville, FL @ Fuel Coffeehouse
05/19 Mobile, AL @ The Cellblock
05/20 Pensacola, FL @ Sluggo's
05/21 Dalton, GA @ The Venue
05/23 Russellville, AR @ The Journey
05/25 Lewisville, TX @ Fat Daddys Sound Shack
05/26 Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
05/27 San Antonio, TX @ The Sanctuary
05/29 El Paso, TX @ Chic's Billiard
06/18 Levittown, NY @ Club Metasin (Ultra Sound Lounge)

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Killswitch Engage Confirmed For Warped Tour 2007

Killswitch Engage have been confirmed among the featured acts for this year's Warped Tour. The yearly cross-country extravaganza will tip off on June 29th, in Pomona, California, and run throughout the summer before concluding back in L.A., on August 25th.

Killswitch Engage's latest CD, As Daylight Dies, is in stores now. You can check out some sample music, video and other goodies in their e-card.

The Vans Warped Tour 2007 tour dates are as follows: More...

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Parkway Drive Reveal Plans For New Album and Tour

Aussie metalcore regime Parkway Drive has announced that they are heading to the studio in May to record their follow-up to 2005's Killing With A Smile. Teaming up again with their producer-in-crime, Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz, the band will record at Zing Studios in Boston.

"Fans can expect a heavier, faster and more precise album than Killing With A Smile," proclaims frontman Winston McCall. "The new songs mark two years of intense touring, refinement and experience. The songs we are writing are the next step for us. We're simply putting them out there for people to make of them what they will, but rest assured as far as we are concerned this is the album we have always wanted to write."

Currently on a US tour with Comeback Kid, It Dies Today, This Is Hell and Endwell, Parkway Drive will be distributing their destruction upon the masses this summer with a tour of Europe and Japan followed by select dates on the Vans Warped Tour.

Remaining Parkway Drive tour dates with Comeback Kid, It Dies Today, This Is Hell, Endwell: More...

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Dark Moor's 'Tarot' To Receive U.S. Release

Madrid, Spain-based power metallers DARK MOOR will release their new album, "Tarot", in the U.S. on May 22 via Caroline distribution. The CD, which was issued in Europe in February via Italy's Scarlet Records, is said to be "an intriguing" conceptual effort about the major arcanes of the tarot, covering in depth the meaning of each arcane and the esoteric halo that surrounds it. Production duties were once again handled by renowed producer Luigi Stefanini (RHAPSODY, LABIRYNTH, VISION DIVINE). The impressive artwork was created by Derek Gores (EDGUY, KAMELOT).

DARK MOOR recently completed work on the video for the song "The Chariot" with producer Dividi2. Check out pictures from the shoot at this location.

DARK MOOR recently parted ways with drummer Andy C. due to "scheduling conflicts" with his other musical projects. His replacement, Roberto Cappa, is "an experienced live and studio performer" who previously played in the Spanish metal band ANIMA SOLA.

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Obsidian Signs With Rusty Cage Records

Rusty Cage Records has announced the signing of technical death metal band Obsidian. Obsidian's debut album "Emerging" is due out on Rusty Cage at the end of May. The vocals on this album, which was self-released in a very small number last year, will be recorded again by new singer Robbe K (also vocalist of the band Disavowed).

The final mixing will be done again by Jochem Jacobs, who also mixed Cypher's Darkday Carnival and will also work on Magnacult's debut album Synore.

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