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Metal News for April 6, 2005

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17 news articles posted on this day.

Ill Nino "New Songs Are A Shitload Heavier"

ILL NINO has posted the following redundant message on their official website:

"Well where do we begin? Drums are all recorded, Electric guitars are done, and we're in the middle of recording the Bass, Percussion, Acoustic guitars, and Samples. We know people are gonna trip when they hear the new shit, we promise the new songs are a shitload heavier than anything we've ever done, pure Latino Metal. As soon as we can, we'll put an MP3 of a new song for everyone to check out, also check out the photo gallery this weekend, as we're posting pictures of the band recording the new CD, Peace."

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Black Label Society Post Video Message For Troops

A video message from BLACK LABEL SOCIETY frontman Zakk Wylde that is dedicated to the U.S. troops over seas is now streaming on Zakkwylde.com.

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Mudvayne Confirm Ozzfest & In-Store Confirmed Also

MUDVAYNE will celebrate the release of their new album, "Lost and Found", with an in-store signing right after their show at Roseland in New York City on April 12. The in-store will take place at Virgin Megastore Times Square (1540 Broadway) at 11:00 p.m. The first 500 people to purchase the new album on April 12 at the Virgin Megastore in Times Square will receive a laminate which provides a spot on the signing line.

Click here for an exclusive first look of the "Lost and Found" DualDisc, which features the entire "Lost and Found" CD on one side, and the other DVD side contains the whole album in enhanced stereo, "Determined" and "IMN" in-studio videos, behind-the-scenes footage, the "Happy?" video (rough version) and exclusive, never-before-seen photos.

As previously reported, MUDVAYNE have been confirmed to appear on the Ozzfest 2005 main stage playing directly prior to co-headliners IRON MAIDEN and BLACK SABBATH.

"Ozzfest is the ultimate summer tour," says MUDVAYNE vocalist Chad Gray. "We're excited to be part of its 10-year anniversary and its great lineup of legends and rising stars. We're looking forward to ripping the roof off every shed on this tour."

MUDVAYNE will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Monday, April 11. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out www.rocklineradio.com.

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Rob Zombie's Devils' Rejects Deemed "Too Intense"

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that Rob Zombie is about two weeks away from completing work on his second directorial effort, "The Devil's Rejects", and he says the movie is more violent and more psychologically intense than his first film, 2003's "House of 1000 Corpses". In fact, Zombie had to submit the movie to the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) eight times, making cuts each time, before it would grant the film an R rating. But Zombie told Launch it wasn't the movie's physical violence that bothered the ratings board. "There was a couple of scenes in particular they just could not get over," he explained. "And, you know, I would talk to them and I'd go, 'Well, what can I cut?' There's no nudity, there's no bad language, there's no violence, there's no nothing.' They're like, 'Yeah, but the tone is too intense.' That literally is like someone watching a comedy and telling you it's too funny, make it less funny."

Zombie says he and the ratings board eventually came to a compromise to get the film its R rating.

"The Devil's Rejects", which stars Sid Haig, Bill Moseley and Sheri Moon Zombie, opens in theatres on July 22.

Rob Zombie is also working on a new studio album, although he does not have a firm release date for the record. Zombie will, however, headline the second stage at this summer's Ozzfest, which begins on July 15 in Mansfield, Massachusetts.

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Disturbed Are "In No Hurry To Release New CD"

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that it's been more than two-and-a-half years since DISTURBED released its last studio album, 2002's "Believe", and the band has taken its time to make its yet-to-be-titled third effort. But as the project nears completion, lead singer David Draiman told Launch that making the new album was not only a longer process, but a more difficult one. "The last one was a breeze," he said. "We were in and out of here in two and a half months. Now, 'cause there are more songs that we're tracking, because we're paying much more attention to each specific song, because we're, like, over-analyzing, hyper-analyzing, being hyper-critical about everything and just revising things, as long as we feel there's still some positive direction to be achieved, we keep on pushing it."

DISTURBED is currently in Chicago, putting the finishing touches on the new album at the studio of producer Johnny K.

The album features the recording debut of new bassist John Moyer, formerly of THE UNION UNDERGROUND. A late summer/early fall release is planned for the record with fall touring plans on the drawing board as well.

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Fear Before The March of Flames New Video, Tour

Fear Before The March of Flames new video for the song "Should Have Stayed In The Shallows" from the album, Art Damage has been premiered online at Yahoo! Music. It was filmed in the same basement as the movie Fight Club.

Fear Before The March of Flames is on tour now with Underoath, The Chariot, and Hopesfall. Here are the tour dates: More...

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Ozzy Osbourne's Daughter Aimee Faces Cancer Scare

Scotsman.com is reporting that Ozzy and Sharon's daughter Aimee has been treated for a breast cancer scare, it was revealed today.

The pair pulled out of West End show "The Vagina Monologues" last Friday saying only that Aimee was suffering from an undisclosed illness.

But Sharon said today that Aimee, 21, had a lump removed from her breast and is now having more treatment in Los Angeles due to "complications."

In a statement, she said, "Aimee's had a breast cancer scare. She found a lump on her breast which she’s had removed.

"The operation went very well on the whole but there have been a few minor complications and she will be having more treatment and lots of rest over the next few weeks. We're sure she'll make a complete recovery.

"Thanks so much for all of your support — you've all been fabulous. Health really is the most important thing in life. After the 12 months we've had, no one realizes that more than me.

"I promise to let you know the second that she gets the all clear."

Aimee was the only Osbourne not to appear in the fly-on-the-wall MTV documentary "The Osbournes", which shot the family to worldwide stardom.

She refused to let cameras into her private life and has retained a low profile until recently, when she prepared to step into the limelight with a role in "The Vagina Monologues".

But she and Sharon announced on Friday they were pulling out because Aimee was ill. At the time they did not say what was wrong with her.

The show opened on Tuesday and the producers were forced to find last-minute replacements.

The family immediately flew to Los Angeles where Aimee is receiving her treatment.

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Get The Used's Live Version of "Under Pressure"

Get The Used and MCR's live version of the Bowie/Queen classic "Under Pressure" from their recent MTV $2 Bill show by clicking here (minimum donation of $0.01 required). Bit rate for the audio is 192. All proceeds will go directly to the Tsunami Relief Fund.

You can also head over to the Raw Feed page to hear a new podcast of Bert and Gerard talking about the studio version of the track, which is coming to iTunes on April 12th.

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New Apocalyptica Single Details, Tour Dates

A third single of the "Apocalyptica"-album is going to enter the shops next Monday. The maxi-single "Life Burns" contains the album version of the song featuring The Rasmus' Lauri Ylönen as well as a former unreleased instrumental version. Furthermore you'll find two new songs (demo-versions of the "Apocalyptica"-sessions) on the single.

1 - Life Burns - feat. Lauri Ylönen
2 - Life Burns - Instrumental
3 - Deep Down Ascend - Demo Version
4 - Kellot - Demo Version

Check out the new video of "Life Burns" (feat. Lauri Ylönen):

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Apocalyptica has been confirmed as special guest for Rammstein's Open Air-Shows at the Wuhlheide/Berlin and lots of new festival- and clubdates have been added. Here are the latest tour dates: More...

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Solitude Aeturnus Line Up Tour Dates

Long-running Arlington, Texas-based doom metallers SOLITUDE AETURNUS have liend up the following dates during the coming months:

Jul. 16 - Robb's MetalWorks Showcase - San Antonio, TX
Oct. 29 - TBA - GRE
Oct. 30 - TBA - GRE
Nov. 01 – TBA – HUN
Nov. 03 – TBA – Venice, ITA
Nov. 04 – TBA – Milan, ITA
Nov. 05 - Keep It True V - Lauda-Königshofen, GER

SOLITUDE AETURNUS frontman Robert Lowe recently underwent surgery to remove his gallbladder and has since returned to the studio to complete work on the group's first studio album since 1998's "Adagio", entitled "Alone". Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Waiting for the Light", "Essence of Black", "Sightless" and "In Hell I Burn". A late spring/early summer release through Massacre Records in Europe and Olympic/Century Media Records in the U.S. is expected.

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Confirmations For Metal Female Voices Festival III

LACUNA COIL, AFTER FOREVER, EPICA and LEAVES' EYES are among the acts confirmed for the Metal Female Voices Festival III, set to take place on October 22, 2005 at Oktoberhallen in Wieze, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

LACUNA COIL
AFTER FOREVER
EPICA
LEAVES' EYES
ELIS
MIDNATTSOL
ASRAI
MERCURY RAIN
DILUVIUM
AUTUMN
SKEPTICAL MINDS
THE LEGIONS OF HETHERIA

One more opening act will be announced during the coming weeks.

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State Of Mind Recordings Signs Two

State Of Mind Recordings has added two more bands to their roster. Viriginia's T.A.E.A. will be releasing an eight-song CD and a 7" with the label later this year. Meanwhile, Seattle's I Against I (the group will soon be changing their name) will be releasing a full-length this summer. You can check out some of the bands' material here (T.A.E.A.) and here (I Against I).

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Trustkill To Reissue Terror's Debut Release

Trustkill Records will be reissuing Terror's debut, Lowest Of The Low, which was originally released in 2003 via Bridge Nine Records. The release will include new artwork, unreleased material, and a full live set from Tokyo. Look for the effort to hit streets on May 17th.

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Into Eternity Resume Canadian Tour After Sickness

Canadian progressive death metal band INTO ETERNITY resume their Canadian tour today in Winnipeg. Although members of the band are still ailing from prolonged bouts with strep throat and pneumonia, they have vowed to bring their intense live show to dedicated audiences.

INTO ETERNITY was forced to cancel several of their late March appearances supporting Amorphis after guitarist Rob Doherty sought emergency medical treatment in Atlanta. Diagnosed with pneumonia and advised to enter the hospital, the band immediately returned to Canada where Doherty, vocalist Stu Block, and guitarist/vocalist Tim Roth (who played shows with fevers topping 104° F) were all treated for pneumonia. You can read Rob’s full account here.

INTO ETERNITY are touring in support of their critically acclaimed album Buried In Oblivion. In addition to their tour with Amorphis, the band will be touring the U.S. this summer with Hate Eternal, Krisiun, Incantation, and All Shall Perish and this fall with power metal masters Stratovarius.

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Million Dead To Release Download-Only Single

Million Dead are to release a download only single on May 9. It's 'After The Rush Hour', which is available through Xtra Mile Recordings. This comes from the band's second album 'Harmony, No Harmony', due out on May 16. You can catch the band live at these dates and venues:

April 23 - Nottingham Rock City
April 24 - Leicester Charlotte
April 25 - Birmingham Bar Academy
April 26 - Leeds Cockpit
April 27 - Manchester Jilly's
April 28 - Glasgow Cathouse
April 30 - Dundee Reading Rooms
May 1 - Newcastle Cluny
May 2 - Liverpool Academy
May 3 - York Fibbers
May 7 - Oxford Zodiac
May 8 - Plymouth Warehouse
May 9 - Cardiff Barfly
May 10 - Cambridge Junction
May 11 - London Highbury Garage
May 12 - Bournemouth Old Fire Station
May 14 - Gloucester Guildhall
May 15 - Swansea Escape
May 16 - Porth Pop Factory
May 17 - Brighton Pressure Point
May 18 - Bridgewater Arts Centre
May 19 - Grays Fat Surfer
May 20 - Tunbridge Wells Forum
May 21 - Bedford Esquires
May 22 - Colchester University Of Essex

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More Ripper Owens Solo Project Info Revealed

Former JUDAS PRIEST and current ICED EARTH frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens is currently shopping a five-song CD from his solo project, tentatively dubbed BEYOND FEAR. Songs featured on the CD are as follows:

01. I Don't Need This
02. And You Will Die
03. It Is Me
04. Telling Lies
05. The Faith

BLABBERMOUTH.NET, who had an opportunity to hear the recording,says it boasts a thick, heavy riffing style and extremely powerful vocals from Owens. Traces of JUDAS PRIEST, PANTERA and BLACK SABBATH are all present along with a healthy dose of double-bass drumming, which adds a modern edge to what is essentially a traditional metal approach.

As previously reported, Owens will be joined on his upcoming solo album by guitarist John Comprix (13 FACES, SPAWN) and an as-yet-undetermined drummer (original choice ICED EARTH's Bobby Jarzombek recently decided against becoming involved with the project). A tentative late 2005/early 2006 release is expected.

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The Promise Call It Quits

Syracuse hardcore band The Promise have now broken up. Originally formed in 2000, the group has released material with Deathwish Inc. and Indecision Records. Here's a portion of a statement from bassist Jonathan Buske:

"Life's priorities have been placed on hold or back-burnered so that we could spread what the band had to offer to as many people and places that cared. It's gotten to a point where we need to get a second record written, recorded, and released. With that, touring must be done immediately afterwards and we've all come to a crossroad. Do we do this record and sacrifice all that we need in our lives, or do we end the band because we can no longer afford to make those sacrifices?

Unfortunately, we don't live at home with our parents paying our rent while we are on tour. Unfortunately, the gas and electric bill doesn't stop coming because we left for tour for 6 weeks. Unfortunately, the businesses that we own/operate can't self-exist so that we can go play to a bunch of punks in Japan, Europe, Canada, or the States. Life can't shut down and wait for The Promise to come home from tour and it's all gotten to be too much for some of us. Therefore, we have decided to stop doing the band... Thanks to everybody who cares across the globe. You've all affected us the same as we've hopefully affected you."

The band may or may not play a final show. They will however be playing Turmoil's official reunion show in Philadelphia on April 15th, so you might want to go in case this is the last time they perform together.

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