Metal News for April 8, 2005
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Hits Daily Double, the companion web site of music industry tip sheet HITS, is reporting that the SHADOWS FALL are currently in negotiations with two major labels following the fulfillment of their commitment to Century Media Records. The Massachusetts-based band, who sold nearly 250,000 copies of their latest CD, "The War Within", in the U.S., had previously indicated that they were very happy with Century Media and had no intentions of signing with a bigger label. However, that now appears to have changed, if these latest reports are to be believed.
Seether is readying their new album "Karma and Effect," which hits the shelves on May 24th. You can hear their first single "Remedy” on seether.com. The band currently has a few shows scheduled, and will soon be announcing their full US tour for early summer.
H.I.M. is in the studio working on the new CD in Los Angeles. They are poscasting a report every Tuesday from Karri as she interviews HIM on the making of the album - direct from the studio. You can download and listen to the MP3 interviews on your computer, iPod, other portable device or just burn them to a CD.
Ozzfest.com, has added two "mystery act" slots to their "Bands" page — one on the main stage and one on the second stage. The main-stage slot is widely expected to be filled by VELVET REVOLVER (who will reportedly join the tour on August 16 in West Valley City, UT before taking over IRON MAIDEN's slot beginning on August 23 in Albuquerque, NM), while there is no word yet on who will fill the second-stage "mystery" slot.
Pennsylvania hardcore band Label The Traitor have signed a one-album deal with Five Point Records. Feature former members of Stalemate and Bigwig, the group will release their debut full-length in May.
Stillborn band The Wrong Side has disbanded. Morgado from The Wrong side had this to say:
"The Wrong Side is deceased.
Final 3 shows:
New Direction in Haverhill MA w. So Be It & Final Word. 4-23.
Romans in Brockton w. Terror & Outbreak. 5-7. 3pm Matinee.
Fat Cat in Springfield w. Terror & Outbreak. 5-8.
Not sure what the deal is with that fest in Chicago, I assume we're playing that still.
Tour with DBD and Blackisted is a no go, even if we didn't break up Mind Eraser is on tour for those dates now anyways so we can't swing it.
Split with Snake Eyes... actually looking good. Get psyched, get bummed, whatever."
Launch Radio Networks reports: Rob Zombie has been hard at work on his second movie as a director, "The Devil's Rejects", but what about his next album? Zombie's been recording the disc in bits and pieces for the last year, but said it's still not completed. "I've been making a record forever, I mean, and once again it's on hold 'cause I'm mixing the sound (for 'Devil's Rejects') and then in a couple of weeks I'll go back to the record and hopefully finish it someday," he said. "It's just one of those things, it's just — it always takes a backseat to the movie, and until the movie's, like, really done done, I can never say, 'Okay, it's record time.' But I mean, I have a lot done."
Zombie says he has 26 songs in various stages of readiness for the album.
Among the people who have played on the record so far are LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Wes Borland, MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee and A PERFECT CIRCLE drummer Josh Freese. Former MARILYN MANSON guitarist John 5, who just joined Zombie's touring band, will also contribute to the album.
Zombie will headline the second stage of this summer's Ozzfest, beginning on July 15 in Mansfield, Massachusetts.
"The Devil's Rejects" opens in theatres on July 22.
Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED have dropped off MACHINE HEAD's upcoming States Turn Blue To Gray North American tour. THE HAUNTED's cancellation is said to be the result of guitarist Patrik Jensen's desire to spend time with his very sick father back home in Sweden.
Jensen was recently forced to leave the group's European tour with CRADLE OF FILTH early while the rest of the band completed the trek as a four-piece.
MACHINE HEAD have yet to announce a replacement act for the tour, which is also scheduled to include DEVILDRIVER and IT DIES TODAY.
THE HAUNTED have been confirmed for the second stage at this year's Ozzfest beginning on July 15 in Mansfield, Massachusetts.
Korn have just started recording their new, as yet untitled album with producer Dallas Austin. The record, which is to be released later in the year, will include the following songs: 'Polotix', 'Revolution', 'Last Legal Drug' and 'Liar'.
DROWNING POOL's video for the track "Killin' Me" has been posted online at the group's official web site. You can check it out at this location.
"Killin' Me" comes off the group's sophomore album, "Desensitized", available now on Wind-Up Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Sinner" was produced by Johnny K (DISTURBED, SOIL, FINGER ELEVEN) and marks the group's first release with frontman Jason "Gong" Jones, who joined the band following the tragic death of Dave Williams in August 2002.
DROWNING POOL will be heading back out on the road in late April. Confirmed tour dates are as follows: More...