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Metal News for April 30, 2007

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34 news articles posted on this day.

Shadows Fall Confirmed For SOTU 2007 Tour

Shadows Fall will be joining the Sounds of the Underground Tour this summer alongside GWAR, Chimaira, Job For A Cowboy, and Every Time I Die.

Vocalist Brian Fair had this to say about the tour:

“It is going to be another summer of insanity for the boys in Shadows Fall, and we couldn't be more stoked. Not only are we looking forward to partying with our friends in Darkest Hour, Every Time I Die, Chimiara and Gwar, but also to check out some killer music at one of the summer’s most diverse festival tours. We are planning on playing a set that will include songs from the early days of Shadows Fall up to our new album THREADS OF LIFE and leaving a wake of devastation behind. So bust out the sun screen, put the beers on ice and get ready to rock ‘cuz the SHADS are coming back to town.”

Once again, here are the latest Sounds of the Underground 2007 tour dates: More...

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Jasta To Host Dimebag Darrell Black Tooth Bash

Hatebreed front man, Jamey Jasta, will be hosting this year’s Dimebag Darrell Black Tooth Bash on May 17, 2007 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. Featuring a slough of guest performances, Dimebag’s Black Tooth Bash will be an all-star event, with all proceeds going to the Little Kids Rock foundation, Dimebag Darrell’s charity of choice. The Black Tooth Bash will include mash up performances by the Black Tooth Band, featuring Vinnie Paul Abbott, Scott Ian, John 5, Matt Byrne (Hatebreed), Ripper Owens, David Draiman (Disturbed), Bob Zilla (Damageplan) Dave Navarro, Chester Bennington (Linkin Park) and many more. The Black Tooth Band will cover material from Dimebag’s many projects – including Pantera classics. Jamey will close the night by performing as part of the Black Tooth Band and will be hosting the entire tribute event.

Jasta will also be introducing a special performance by the L.A. division of The Little Kids Rock Foundation, showing the fruits of the foundation’s labors. The Black Tooth Bash is an apropos tribute to Dimebag’s impact on metal and his ardent dedication to bringing the arts to children. In support of the Black Tooth Bash, Coffin Case, Seymour Duncan, Dean Guitars, Schecter Guitars, EMG Pickups and GHS Strings have jumped on as the evening’s sponsors.

Preceding the Black Tooth Bash is the Six String Masterpieces: The Dimebag Darrell Art Tribute auction, where over 60 hand-painted Dean guitars (painted by celebrities and famous tattoo artists) will be auctioned off. Proceeds from the auction will benefit The Little Kids Rock Foundation, helping bring music programs to public schools throughout the US. Fittingly, Dimebag will also be inducted into the Hollywood Rockwalk at noon the same day, establishing his timeless impact on the rock and metal world.

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Guns N' Roses Being Sued For 2006 Tour Bills

TMZ.com reports that a lawsuit has been filed against Guns N' Roses band members over $107,000 in unpaid bills stemming from their 2006 tour. In documents obtained by the site, Starlift Logistics claims it was hired to provide transportation and touring services for Axl Rose and the crew by two companies that work on behalf of the band.

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RATM's Reunion Caps Coachella's Final Night

MTV.com reports: For the first time since the inaugural Coachella in 1999, the Machine was Raged Against in the California desert, and damn, it felt good. So good we can almost forgive Zack de la Rocha for basically being invisible for the past half-decade.

Of the 124 acts that performed at Coachella this year, one mattered a little more than all the others, and that was the reunited Rage Against the Machine, who headlined the final of three days with a set just as ferocious as guitarist Tom Morello promised.

The fiercely outspoken Los Angeles quartet have said they're reforming because the current political environment needs them (see "Nightwatchman, Rage Reunion Have Morello Fired Up For Political Fights") — and there was clearly no doubt Sunday just how, well, enraged Rage are about what's going in the world, particularly in Iraq.

Although de la Rocha said virtually nothing between songs, one tirade in the middle of "Wake Up" said it all. "Our current administration needs to be tried, hung and shot," the singer boldly stated. "We need to treat them like the war criminals they are."

Rage Against the Machine proved they clearly have not lost their stride, and were all the more impressive considering the Coachella Stage lineup before them — Willie Nelson, Crowded House and Manu Chao — did very little to warm up the crowd. And when Rage finally hit the stage with "Testify," they battled a muffled sound system for the first three songs. (Perhaps their popular Battle of Coachella T-shirts proved prophetic.)

Still, the band was on, like they just got off an arena tour. De la Rocha's snapping vocals were as passionate and crisp and ever, and Morello's guitar antics gave the songs just the bit of newness they needed. Playing most of their debut album along with the hits from their other three LPs, Rage stirred up the kind of testosterone not usually associated with Coachella. (The Lemonheads, for instance, were playing simultaneously nearby.)

Read the full article at MTV.com.

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Alice In Chains In Writing Mode

ALICE IN CHAINS has commenced the songwriting process for a new studio album. In an online posting by The Baldy — whose job is "to travel the world with ALICE IN CHAINS and send photos, videos and blog entries back to [the webmasters] at AliceInChains.com" — he writes, "I've been [in Los Angeles] for five days, sat through three rehearsals and one demo recording session, listened to several other demos, and I can happily report that the new stuff is kicking my ass right out of my pants. Remember that these songs are still only in the early stages of being written too. Just in the time I've been here, the guys have taken a riff and worked on it and expanded it and added layers to it, and now it's practically a full-fledged song."

ALICE IN CHAINS has been added to the list of artists who will take the stage for tribute performances at the second annual "VH1 Rock Honors". This year's celebration will honor the music and influence of OZZY OSBOURNE, GENESIS, HEART and ZZ TOP.

These honorees will perform live, along with additional tribute bands QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, NICKELBACK, GRETCHEN WILSON and KEANE, on Saturday, May 12 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

Hosted by Bam Margera ("Jackass", "Viva La Bam"), "VH1 Rock Honors" will air on VH1 Thursday, May 24 at 9 p.m Eastern. Presenters will include Billy Bob Thornton, Robin Williams, Criss Angel, Taylor Hawkins and more.

ALICE IN CHAINS filmed its concert on October 31, 2006 in Providence, Rhode Island for a possible DVD release. The Halloween performance was two hours and forty minutes long, with the group playing additional songs for the filming. There's no indication yet of when the DVD could surface or what other features it might contain.

The group's most recent North American tour featured the reunited band playing a two-hour show that included an acoustic middle section as well as an eight-minute video tribute to late ALICE IN CHAINS frontman Layne Staley.

Staley died in 2002 after a long struggle with drug addiction that effectively put ALICE IN CHAINS on ice in 1996.

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The Funeral Pyre Returns From Metal Fest

Los Angeles' THE FUNERAL PYRE has returned from the East Coast from the ninth annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. "It was an awesome time and a great experience for us, thanks to Scott Lee for hooking it up and everyone involved," THE FUNERAL PYRE's frontman said. Pictures from the band's performance this weekend can be seen here.

Currently gearing up for a few local shows, including a Hollywood appearance with Horse The Band, THE FUNERAL PYRE is also hard at work booking a three-week summer tour across the US with As Eden Burns and looking for help booking shows, via the newly-started Prosthetic Booking. Interested parties can contact them directly at booking@prostheticrecords.com to help fill in any TBAs.

THE FUNERAL PYRE continues to support the band's most recent release, 'The Nature of Betrayal,' which saw a March release through Prosthetic Records after being released earlier through the Bay Area label Creator Destructor. Samples of the band's music can be found on the band's MySpace page.

Here are THE FUNERAL PYRE tour dates: More...

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Obscura Add Second Guitarist

German death metal band OBSCURA has announced the addition of second guitarist Johannes Rennig (PROFANITY). "It was a very hard decision to make," the group writes on its web site. "We are looking forward to the upcoming festivals and the recording mode of the new album in August this year."

OBSCURA's upcoming CD will be recorded with V. Santura (DARK FORTRESS) at The Crypt Studios in Germany. The cover art and layout will be created by German artist Timo Wuerz.

Released last year, OBSCURA's debut album, "Retribution", was produced by Alex Krull (ATROCITY, LEAVES' EYES) and includes guest appearances by V. Santura (DARK FORTRESS), Matthias Röderer (ATROCITY), Thorsten Bauer (ATROCITY) and Martl (PROFANITY).

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Neurosis Reveal 'Given To The Rising' Artwork

Long-running Oakland, California-based industrial/alternative/metal pioneers NEUROSIS have posted the cover artwork for their upcoming album, "Given to the Rising", at this location. The band began recording the effort in December at Electrical Audio studio in Chicago with producer Steve Albini. "[We are] forging some strange, noisy psychedelic territory that is pretty disturbing," guitarist and singer Steve Von Till told MTV.com at the time.

Due on May 22 via Neurot Recordings, "Given to the Rising" features the following track listing:

01. Given To The Rising
02. Fear & Sickness
03. To The Wind
04. At The End Of The Road
05. Shadow
06. Hidden Faces
07. Water Is Not Enough
08. Distil (Watching The Swarm)
09. Nine
10. Origin More...

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Denial Fiend Cancel European Dates

DENIAL FIEND, the Tampa, Florida-based band featuring Terry Butler (SIX FEET UNDER, ex-MASSACRE, DEATH), Kam Lee (ex-MASSACRE, DEATH), Curt Beeson (NASTY SAVAGE, LOWBROW) and Sam Williams (DOWN BY LAW, PSEUDO HEROES), has issued the following update:

"Due to unforeseen legal matters which resulted in a member [reportedly Kam Lee] not being able to get his passport in time, DENIAL FIEND will unfortunately not be able to attend the six European dates that were planned for this May (which included appearances at Fuck The Commerce, Neurotic Deathfest and Bringer Of Death). DENIAL FIEND were really looking forward to making their European debut and playing some great shows with VITAL REMAINS, and are extremely disappointed. However, the good news is that MASSACRE will be reforming for 23 European shows in October/November of this year with DENIAL FIEND opening (passport issues will have been resolved by then). This version of MASSACRE will include 3/5 of the 'Inhuman Condition' line-up: Kam Lee, Terry Butler and Steve Swanson with Curt Beeson and Sam Williams filling in on drums and guitar."

Commented Williams: "This is not a permanent MASSACRE reformation. But rather a way to try and make up to the fans and promoters for us having to cancel these dates in May." The tour will be know as the "Massacre Re-Animated" tour.

Look for DENIAL FIEND's debut album, "They Rise", in stores everywhere this fall through Ibex Moon Records.

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Isvind Member To Guest On New Orcrist Album

Goblin (drums/bass/vocals), of cult Norwegian black metallers ISVIND, will contribute lyrics and vocals on three tracks of the new ORCRIST album, which is currently being recorded at the band’s own studio in their hometown near Milan, Italy. This will not be the first time the two bands have collaborated, having released a split 7” in 2003, although it will be the first time any of the members actually perform together. The music is being written by Orcrist drummer Grav, guitarist Bhaal, and bass player Mattia Zero to Infinity, whilst lyrics for the remaining tracks will be written and performed by the band’s own vocalist Ghosta. A label is being sought. A band known for its traditional, old school approach to Black Metal, Orcrist intend to introduce a change of pace into the new album. More...

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TNT Confirm New Live Dates

TNT have confirmed a few new date for their upcoming live schedule. Upcoming TNT live dates now include:

May
26 - Lillehammer, Norway at Classic Rock Festival

June
1 - Oslo, Norway at Rockefeller
8 - Trondheim, Norway at Trondheim Rock Festival
30 - Jæren, Norway at Helgaa Festival

July
7 - Kongsvinger, Norway at Festningskonserten 2007
14 - Kvinesdal, Norway at Kvinesdal Rock Festival
20 - Bremanger, Norway at Bremanger Rock Weekend
21 - Brønnøysund, Norway at Brønnøysund Roots Festival

August
4 - Bergen, Norway at Lost Weekend Festival

TNT are set to release their new studio album, The New Territory, with vocalist Tony Mills, who replaces original singer Tony Harnell.

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Chevelle Extends Tour Into June

CHEVELLE has added a batch of new dates to its current headlining tour. The newly confirmed shows start on May 24 in Wantagh, New York and take the band up to June 13 in St. Paul, Minnesota. FINGER ELEVEN and STRATA will continue to come along as support. CHEVELLE is supporting its fourth album, "Vena Sera", which debuted at Number 12 on the Billboard album chart three weeks ago and has sold 101,000 copies since its release.

The current single from "Vena Sera" is "Well Enough Alone".

Newly confirmed CHEVELLE tour dates:

May 24 - Wantagh, NY - Mulcahy's Rock & Roll Sports Bar
May 25 - Buffalo, NY - The Town Ballroom
May 26 - Indianapolis, IN - Verizon Wireless Music Center
May 28 - Winston-Salem, NC - Millenium Center
May 29 - Knoxville, TN - Blue Cat's
May 31 - Myrtle Beach, SC - House Of Blues
June 01 - Charlotte, NC - Amos'Southend
June 02 - Norfolk, VA - The NorVa
June 04 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live!
June 05 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock Cafe
June 06 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
June 07 - Fort Wayne, IN - Piere's
June 09 - Kansas City, MO - Liberty Memorial Park
June 10 - Sioux Falls, SD - Ramkota Exhibit Hall
June 11 - Fargo, ND - Playmaker's
June 13 - St. Paul, MN - Myth

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Magica Post New Video Online

Romania's MAGICA has posted its video for the song "All Waters Have the Colour of Drowning" at YouTube. The track comes off the group's upcoming third album, "Hereafter", due at the end of June via France's Underclass Music.

MAGICA's second album, "Lightseeker", was released in 2004 via Underclass Music.

MAGICA is:

Ana Mladinovici - Vocals
Bogdan Costea - Guitar
Emi Burcea - Guitar
Vali Zechiu - Bass
Cristi Birla - Drums
6 Fingers - Keys More...

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Skinless Announce European and North American Tour

SKINLESS has announced a number of globe-spanning tour dates in support of their latest release, Trample The Weak, Hurdle The Dead. The quartet will first embark on a month-long European tour with label-mates DYING FETUS along with CATTLE DECAPITATION starting this Friday, May 4. Also joining these bands on various dates of the tour are NAPALM DEATH, RED CHORD, DEAD TO FALL, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD, ION DISSONANCE, and WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH. This will be Skinless’ first return to Europe since their successful headlining tour there last summer. Skinless has also announced a North American tour alongside SUFFOCATION and IMMOLATION for the fall. This tour will kick off on October 25 in Quebec, QC, hitting major cities throughout its four-week span. More...

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Novembre Issue Update On New Album Recordings

Depressive/progressive Italian metallers NOVEMBRE check in with the following update:

"The recording sessions for the next studio album proceed 24/7. Twelve songs are almost done and at the end of May, Novenbre will be at Finnvox Studios (Helsinki) again to record the rhythm-guitars and do the mix.."

Legendary producer and sound engineer Mikko Karmila (NIGHTWISH, SENTENCED, AMORPHIS) is on duty! The album should be released in September, 2007."
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Invitro Added To Upcoming Static-X Tour

INVITRO, who are currently finishing up a tour with SEVENDUST, have been added as support to the upcoming STATIC-X tour with OTEP.

“We rocked 57 shows with my best brothers from my SNOT days and with Sonny Mayo in SEVENDUST now so it’s been an awesome experience for everyone,” says INVITRO guitarist Mikey Doling. “We are going home for a week and then we start touring with STATIC-X. I’m very stoked to be touring with these guys, as we did a bit of touring together when I was in SOULFLY. It’s always great to tour with old friends and I’m looking forward to a lot of good times with INVITRO.” More...

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Minsk Announce US West Coast Tour

MINSK have announced their first Western U.S. run in support of their brand new album, The Ritual Fires of Abandonment.

MINSK will kick-off this tour with an appearance at the annual Emissions From the Monolith Festival, being held for the first time in Austin, TX, the weekend of May 26th - 27th. From there the Chicago / Peoria quartet will work their way through the South-Western U.S. region and up the coast along with MIDDIAN (ex-YOB). MINSK will then make their way home with a string of dates through the North-West. A listing of confirmed tour dates can be found online below with more to be announced soon. More...

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Korn Post New Song, "I Will Protect You," Online

You can check out a new song from KORN entitled “I Will Protect You” online over at their official MySpace page. The track comes off their as-yet-untitled eighth studio album which will be released on July 24th.

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Octavia Sperati Announce Norwegian and U.K. Dates

Norwegian metal band OCTAVIA SPERATI has scheduled the following dates:

May 16 - Garage - Bergen, NOR (CD-release party)
May 19 - Folken - Stavanger, NOR (with SIRENIA)
May 24 - Astoria - London, UK (supporting FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM)
May 26 - The Night Owl - Cheltenham, UK
May 28 - The Underworld - London, UK (with TO-MERA)

An e-card for OCTAVIA SPERATI's new album, "Grace Submerged", has been made available at this location. More...

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Skew Siskin To Release 'Peace Breaker' In May

German female-fronted rockers SKEW SISKIN will release their new album, "Peace Breaker", on May 21.

Commented SKEW SISKIN singer Nina C. Alice: "We are currently recording the last bits and pieces for this thirteen-track CD. At this very moment, I'm doing vocals for a song called 'We're An Institution (War Fighter)' and tomorrow I'll nail my voice onto a piece called 'Trouble Shooter'. The other eleven titles to be announced soon.

"We've started recording a great song from Ivan Kral, with lyrics written by his wife Cindy Hudson (who's a great light designer, too), adding a 'THE STOOGES' feel! I can't wait to sing it. Ivan was a band member of singer Patti Smith, guitarist for the one and only Iggy Pop, and he's also a truly blessed songwriter! More...

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Nevermore Confirmed For Bloodstock Open Air 2007

Bloodstock have announced Seattle’s NEVERMORE will play their ONLY UK Festival at this years Bloodstock Open Air Festival On Friday 17th August 2007. The announcement states: "The band have toured many European festivals and have been one of the MOST requested bands to play Bloodstock Open Air, so it is with great delight for the band and so many of their UK fans we can finally make this happen."

The confirmed bands so far are:

ARCH ENEMY
BENEDICTION
BEYOND ALL REASON
DREAM EVIL
DARK TRANQUILLITY
EPICA
FIREWIND
FINNTROLL
HEAD ON
IN FLAMES
KIUAS
KORPIKLAANI
LACUNA COIL
LEGION OF THE DAMNED
MEMFIS
NEVER MORE
RISE TO ADDICTION
SABBAT
TESTAMENT
WOLF

Bloodstock Unsigned Stage:

MINDFLOW
KOBRAKAI
SINNERGOD
NEPHWRACK
THE HOLLOW EARTH THEORY

Many more bands will be announced soon.

Tickets are £56 until 5th May 2007 (full weekend plus camping).

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Sepultura Announce More Tour Dates

Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA have lined up the following tour dates:

May 03 - Monterrey, MX - [to be confirmed]
May 04 - Torreon, MX - Poliforum
May 05 - Aguascalientes, MX - Auditorio Morelos
May 20 - Santiago, CL - Estadio Victor Jara
May 26 - Varginha, BR - Roça In Roll, Fazenda Estrela
Jun. 02 - Brasilia, BR - Porão do Rock
Jun. 16 - Caixas do Sul, BR - [to be confirmed]
Jun. 28 - Alba, IT - Altro Mondo
Jun. 29 - Alba, IT - Altro Mondo
Jun. 30 - Lleida, ES - Parc Municipal de les Basses (Senglar Rock Festival)
Jul. 01 - Dundee, UK - Fat Sams
Jul. 02 - Inverness, UK - The Ironworks
Jul. 03 - Glasgow, UK - ABC 1
Jul. 04 - Manchester, UK - University Of Manchester Union
Jul. 06 - Moscow, RU - Plan B
Jul. 07 - St. Petersburg, RU - Matrix
Jul. 09 - Woergl, AT - Komma
Jul. 11 - Belgrade, RS - Studentski Kulturni Centar
Jul. 12 - Bucharest, RO - Roman Arenas (Sfinx Experience CDA)
Jul. 13 - Tokaj, HU - Tokaj-Rakamaz Tisza Kemping (Hegyalja Fesztivál)
Jul. 14 - Vizovice, CZ - Areál Likérky Rudolf Jelínek (Masters Of Rock Festival)
Jul. 15 - Vizovice, CZ - Areál Likérky Rudolf Jelínek (Masters Of Rock Festival)
Jul. 17 - Tolmin, SI - Julisch Alps National Park (Metalcamp Festival)
Jul. 18 - Tolmin, SI - Julisch Alps National Park (Metalcamp Festival)
Jul. 19 - Rieden, DE - Kreuth bei Amberg (Earthshaker Festival)
Jul. 20 - Vilnius, LT - Ferrum
Jul. 21 - Riga, LV - Sapnu Fabrika
Jul. 22 - Tallin, EE - Rock Cafe
Jul. 23 - St. Petersburg, RU - [to be confirmed]
Jul. 25 - Helsinki, FI - Kaapelitehdas
Jul. 26 - Turku, FI - [to be confirmed]
Jul. 28 - Kuopio, FI - Kuopio RockCock Festival
Jul. 30 - Warsaw, PL - Klub Proxima
Aug. 01 - [to be confirmed], DE - [to be confirmed]
Aug. 02 - Praha, CZ - Rock Café
Aug. 03 - Salestat, FR - Centre Alsace (Léz'Arts Scéniques Festival)
Aug. 05 - Utrecht, NL - Tivoli
Aug. 06 - [to be confirmed], BE - [to be confirmed]
Aug. 08 - Guadalajara, ES - Campo de Fútbol 'Pedro Escartín' (SepulArmy Party)
Aug. 09 - Barcelona, ES - Apolo
Aug. 10 - Madrid, ES - [to be confirmed]
Aug. 11 - Murcia, ES - Puerto De Mazarrón (Leyendas Del Rock Festival)
Aug. 12 - Gernika, ES - Herriko Plaza
Aug. 13 - Gijon, ES - [to be confirmed]
Aug. 15 - Kavarna, BG - (Kavarna Festival)
Aug. 16 - [to be confirmed], UK - [to be confirmed]
Aug. 17 - [to be confirmed], UK - [to be confirmed]
Aug. 18 - London, UK - Carling Academy Islington

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Scum Of The Earth Studio Update, Tracklisting

Scum of the Earth (featuring x Rob Zombie guitarist Riggs) is currently wrapping up recording sessions for the band's second album entitled SLEAZE FREAK, to be released by Eclipse Records later this year. "We decided to write 2 more songs for the album, so after wrapping up preliminary tracking at Belt of Orion studios in Los Angeles, we took a little break to write some more material", said Riggs. "I also needed to take care of a few things back home so we postponed recording for sessions for 2 months and now we have resumed, it's great to be back to working on getting Sleaze Freak wrapped up and into the hands of the fans, we've got some great new shit to record."

The band is currently at Studio 2100 in Springfield, MO to finish tracking and mixing the new album, and expect to be finished by June 1st. When asked about a street date, Riggs replied "Eclipse hasn't set one yet. Everybody's been asking, but it makes sense what they're doing, not setting the street date until we hand over the finished masters. Plus it's allowing us to be a lot more creative, taking our time and not having a deadline looming over our heads... up until now."

"Sleaze Freak" tentative track listing (not in order):

01. Bombshell From Hell
02. Devilscum
03. Love Pig
04. Hate X 13
05. Macabro Expectaculo
06. I Am Monster
07. Sleaze Freak
08. Corpsegrinder
09. Deathstomp
10. Just Like Me
11. Scum-O-Rama
12. Devil Made Me Do It Again
13. 13 Freaks

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As I Lay Dying Announce European Tour Dates

San Diego wrecking crew AS I LAY DYING has lined up the following European tour dates:

June 01 - Den Atelier, Luxembourg - Luxembourg (w/ KILLSWITCH ENGAGE)
June 02 - Eifel/Nürnberg, Germany - Rock Am Ring / Rock Im Park
June 03 - Eifel/Nürnberg, Germany - Rock Am Ring / Rock Im Park
June 04 - Stuttgart, Germany - Longhorn LKA (w/ KILLSWITCH ENGAGE)
June 05 - Paris, France - Trabendo (w/ KILLSWITCH ENGAGE)
June 06 - Bristol, England - Academy (w/ KILLSWITCH ENGAGE)
June 07 - London, England - Barfly (headline show)
June 09 - Leicestershire, England - Download Festival
June 13 - Hamburg, Germany - Docks (w/ MACHINE HEAD)
June 15 - Hulsfred, Sweden - Hulsfred Festival (Theatre Stage)
June 17 - Finland - Provinsi Rock Rhythm Tent
June 20 - Berlin, Germany - SO 36 (Columbia Club) (w/ LAMB OF GOD, CHIMAIRA)
June 21 - Holland, Netherlands - Tilburg/013 (w/ LAMB OF GOD, CHIMAIRA)
June 22 - Herne, Germany - Pressure Fest
June 24 - Dessel, Belgium - Graspop Festival (Marquee 2)
June 27 - Prague, Czech Republic - Rock Cafe (headline show)
June 28 - Warsaw, Poland - Proxima
June 29 - Leipzig, Germany - With Full Force Festival
June 30 - Münster, Germany - Vainstream Festival More...

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Balance of Power To Debut New Singer at Bar Fest

BALANCE OF POWER, the London-based heavy metal band, will be performing new material from their upcoming album, including the song 'Pariah', at their upcoming appearance at the Bay Area Rock Fest (BAR Fest) this Friday, May 4, 2007. This show will also mark the North American debut of their new vocalist, Corey Brown, renowned for his work with MAGNITUDE 9 and PSYCO DRAMA.

Balance Of Power will be recording their new album this summer, the follow-up to their Heathen Machine opus, which, among numerous other accolades, was named Album Of The Month in Germany's Rock Hard magazine upon its release in 2003. More...

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The Eternal Confirm More European Live Dates

Australian metallers THE ETERNAL have confirmed more European dates. The band's upcoming itinerary is as follows:

May
4 - Inlive Caffe - Lisbon, Portugal
5 - SFEMeiaviense - Meia Via, Torres Novas, Portugal
9 - Celtic Pub Valhalla - Gummersbach, Germany
10 - Mukkes - Leeuwarden, Netherlands
11 - MS Stubnitz - Rostock, Germany
12 - The Rambler - Eindhoven, Netherlands
13 - The Frontline - Gent, Belgium
16 - De Rots - Antwerpen, Belgium
18 - Kultiplex - Budapest, Hungary
19 - Toxic Club - Pécs, Hungary

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Tesla Announce Live Dates For California

TESLA have updated their summer tour schedule. It is now as follows:

June
7 - Wells Fargo Center for the Arts - Santa Rosa, CA
8 - House of Blues - Anaheim, CA
9 - House of Blues Sunset Strip - West Hollywood, CA
11 - House of Blues San Diego - San Diego, CA
14 - House of Blues Las Vegas - Las Vegas, NV
29 - Plato - Helmond, The Netherlands

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Listen to Clutch Cover Pink Floyd's "Money" Online

Check out CLUTCH covering the classic PINK FLOYD track “Money” online over at their official MySpace page.

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Dekapitator Post New Songs Online

Relapse Records‘ DEKAPITATOR have posted the tracks “Toxic Sanctuary” and “Run With the Pack,” off their upcoming new album The Storm Before The Calm, online over at their official MySpace page.

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Arthemesia Announces New Guitarist

Finnish black metallers ARTHEMESIA have issued the following update:

"We decided to bury whole 'ShamaNatahS (Teonanacatl)' and concentrate on new material. All those songs were so old that they didn't really express the current sound of ARTHEMESIA. Our 'new' sound is more epic and transcendental and really entraps the magickal mood we've been looking for over these 12 years; quite primitive, naturalistic and organic. We got a new guitarist as well: S.M. NekroC, whom some of you might know from DE LIRIUM'S ORDER. An awesome guitarist! Anyway, you can listen to some of those 'ShamaNatahS' tracks in our MySpace site."

Featuring several members from the Finnish extreme metal scene, ARTHEMESIA formed in 1994, working their way up the ladder via a couple of demos before their 2001 debut release, "Devs Iratvs".

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Drummer Tony Laureano To Tour With Belphegor

Drummer Tony Laureano (NILE, ANGELCORPSE, DIMMU BORGIR) will sit behind the kit for Austrian extreme black/death metal outfit BELPHEGOR this summer. First up is a European tour with UNLEASHED as well as a festival date. After that, there is a U.S. trek with SIX FEET UNDER, MALEVOLENT CREATION and others that will take place from the middle of June to the middle of July.

For more information, visit www.belphegor.at.

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Thorium Sign With Mighty Music

Mighty Music has announced the signing of the notorious Danish metal band THORIUM for a two-album recording deal.

THORIUM is currently finishing up its comeback album at Sweden's Berno Studio and Mighty Music will be presented with the final mix within the next coming weeks. According to a press release, "The style of music is death metal. Brutal with a melodic and riff-oriented flow."

THORIUM released two strong albums on Diehard Music in the years 2000 and 2002 to much acclaim in the European metal press with sales exceeding 5,000 copies. As Diehard decided to close its doors, THORIUM took a break for some years to concentrate on the songwriting and figuring out which direction to take with its new material. The band is now ready to unleash its third album, "Feral Creation", in the fall/winter, supported by an extensive tour of Europe. More...

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Pain Awaiting Announce New Vocalist

Pain Awaiting announce the following update on their myspace page:

"After what seemed like an endless search for a suitable vocalist, we have finally found someone worthy enough to take up the job. As for who he is, we cannot divulge that information yet, but if you catch us out at a show, then we'll gladly introduce him to you.

The new guy is a perfect addition to the band, and we cannot wait to take on the world again. We'll be shooting for a first show back on the scene in June."

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Leaves' Eyes Post Video of European Tour Online

A three-and-a-half-minute video clip (set to the music of "New Found Land") containing footage shot on LEAVES' EYES' current European tour with KAMELOT has been posted online at this location (Windows Media).

Commented male vocalist Alexander Krull: "We had a lot of fun with KAMELOT and FAIRYLAND. Many magic moments we will keep forever in our mind. The European fans deserve our biggest THANK YOU! You made this tour such a fantastic happening! We are really looking forward to the upcoming concerts in Germany, the Netherlands, Scandinavia and the Baltic States. We will visit some places where we have never played before with LEAVES' EYES, we are really excited about that.

"It was the right decision to continue touring for our fans this year!" Krull added. "We will start to work on our new record in the summertime before we play in the United States and Canada again. We will take our time to record a killer album for our fans! The release of the new CD is planned for 2008. Before the new record will come out the DVD shall be released."

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