Metal News for May 1, 2005
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In a recent interview with Billboard, Tony Iommi hinted that a DVD release from the upcoming Ozzfest summer shows could be in the works. However, it's the promise of a new Black Sabbath album that continues to keep diehards waiting.
"We've certainly talked about it," Iommi says. "But to make any definite plans as to when it's going to be is another thing. Again, it's going to come down to time because we're going to have put aside quite a bit of time to get together, rehearse and write another album. I really think we owe it to the fans as well to do the album."
Courtney Brummer of The Daily NonPareil has issued the following report:
Two people were arrested as the result of a disturbance during the SLIPKNOT concert at the Mid-America Center [in Council Bluffs, Iowa] Friday night.
The incident began during the concert when audience members rushed a door that was to be used to enter the main floor of the arena, Council Bluffs police reports stated.
When they weren't allowed to enter, some people in the crowd started to push on the door and throw tables and chairs.
At approximately 8:45 p.m., Council Bluffs Police officers who were working at the concert made calls asking for assistance from other officers. At that time, additional officers, deputies from the Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office and Iowa State Patrol troopers arrived to assist. More...
Upstate New York's GIZMACHI are rumored to have landed one of the "mystery band" slots on the second stage of this year's Ozzfest. An official confirmation is said to be coming sometime this week.
GIZMACHI will release their debut CD, "The Imbuing", on May 3 on Big Orange Clown Records, an imprint of Sanctuary Records. "The Imbuing" was produced by SLIPKNOT's M. Shawn Crahan (who also founded Big Orange Clown Records), engineered by Josh Wilbur and recorded at Spin Studios in New York City. GIZMACHI is comprised of Sean Kane on vocals, Jay Hannon and Mike Laurino on guitars, Kris Gilmore on bass and Jimmie Hatcher on drums.
The band filmed the video for their first single, "The Answer", in February in New York. The video was directed by Crahan and produced by Doug Spangenberg (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, LAMB OF GOD, EVERY TIME I DIE).
ANTHRAX performed the first show of their "reunion" tour Friday night (April 29) at Harpo's in Detroit, Michigan. The group's setlist for the gig was as follows:
01. Blues Brothers Intro
02. Among the Living
03. Got the Time
04. Metal Thrashing Mad
05. Caught in a Mosh
07. Keep It in the Family
10. Armed and Dangerous
13. Efilnikufesin (NFL)
14. Intro to Reality/Belly of the Beast
15. I Am the Law
16. Be All, End All
17. I'm the Man
ANTHRAX's reunited classic lineup of Joey Belladonna (vocals), Dan Spitz (guitar), Frank Bello (bass), Scott Ian (guitar) and Charlie Benante (drums) will embark on an Australian tour and will make a number of European festival appearances before the band return to the U.S. for a headlining trek in the fall.
Upcoming ANTHRAX shows: More...
HIMSA's video for "Cherum" from their latest album 'Courting Tragedy and Disaster" is now streaming online here.
In other news, FULL BLOWN CHAOS has been added to the "Dirty Black Summer Tour". Here is the billing for that tour:
HIMSA - headlining
SCARS OF TOMORROW - direct support
FULL BLOWN CHAOS - last opener
THE AGONY SCENE - second opener
THE ESOTERIC - opener
The tour will kick off June 12 in Portland, OR and end July 24 in Seattle. The only confirmed date as of now is for June 16 in Hollywood, CA at the Whisky A Go-Go.
"Il Demonio Nera" (The Black Demon), a brand-new DVD collection of videos, video outtakes, alternative versions and previously unreleased material from DANZIG's Danzig 4 (2000) and Danzig 5 (2002) projects, will be in-stores on Tuesday, June 14.
Personally combing through the Danzig vaults, Glenn Danzig chose the tracks for the "Il Demonio Nera" DVD which offer a variety of versions of Danzig classics such as "I Don¹t Mind The Pain," "Serpentia," "Cantspeak" and "Until You Call on the Dark." Danzig¹s choice of directors for these videos was certainly inspired: Dean Karr, who directed the video for "Until You Call on the Dark," went on to direct Marilyn Manson¹s "Sweet Dreams" video and Iron Maiden "Rock in Rio" concert full-length; and the never-before-released video for "Serpentia" from Danzig 5, was directed by E. Elias Merhige who helmed the feature film "Shadow of the Vampire" starring John Malkovich and Willem Dafoe.
"Il Demonio Nera" is just the latest project from Glenn Danzig, whose "Circle of Snakes," was released last fall; his "Black Aria 2" CD will be released later this year, and he is getting ready to direct "Gerouge," his first feature film for Rainstrom Productions.
"Il Demonio Nera" will be Danzig¹s second DVD collection of vintage videos "Danzig Archive De La Morte," which features videos from "Danzig 3" and "Thralldemonsweatlive" was released in 2003.
A complete track listing and details for "Il Demonio Nera" is as follows:
1. Until You Call on the Dark MTV Version (Danzig 4)
2. Until You Call on the Dark Glenn Danzig Performance (directed by Peter Christopherson)
3. Cantspeak Clean Version (Danzig 4)
4. Canspeak Filter Pass Version (directed by Fred Stohr)
5. I Don¹t Mind the Pain MTV Version (Danzig 4)
6. I Don¹t Mind the Pain Glenn Danzig Perfrmance
7. I Don¹t Mind the Pain Band Performance (directed by Dean Karr)
8. Sadistikal B/W Version Unreleased (Danzig 4)
9. Sadistikal Color and B/W Version Unreleased (directed by Glenn Danzig)
10. Sacrifice Director¹s Cut Letterboxes (Danzig 5) (directed by Glenn Danzig)
11. Serpentia Regular Verson Unreleased (Danzig 5)
12. Serpentia Alt. Verson Unreleased (directed by Elias Merhige)
QUIET RIOT frontman Kevin DuBrow recently spoke to Glam-Metal.com about the group's plans for their next studio album, tentatively due in early 2006. A couple of excerpts from the interview follow:
Glam-Metal.com: What kind of sound are you aiming for [on the next QUIET RIOT album]? Is it modern, or bluesy like your solo album?
Kevin DuBrow: "It's kind of like neither really. Of course, it's going to have that sound like QUIET RIOT. Like some of the stuff on my solo CD, 'In for the Kill', sounded very much like QUIET RIOT. Alex [Grossi, new QUIET RIOT guitarist] brings a different sensibility to this. His writing is different from the old-style QUIET RIOT. I have a lot of material that I have written before Alex came onboard. I don't know if we are going to use much of it. Between the stuff that Alex, myself, and Frankie have wrote done together, I think it keeps it much more fresh that the stuff that I had."
Glam-Metal.com: Any plans to release the new QUIET RIOT album soon?
Kevin DuBrow: "I think we are going into the studio in September. Then the plan is to get it out in March or April of 2006."
Glam-Metal.com: Will Michael Lardie be producing it?
Kevin DuBrow: "I don't know it depends. We haven't decided whose going to record it. I would assume that Michael Lardie would at least do the vocals of me up in Las Vegas. As far as the whole thing, it depends on his schedule. He is extremely busy with NIGHT RANGER and other artists thta he is producing. He is up in Las Vegas, and the rest of the band is in Los Angeles. So we would definitely have to record the rest of the band in Los Angeles."
Glam-Metal.com: Have you ever thought about acting or appearing on "The Surreal Life" or any other type of reality TV program?
Kevin DuBrow: "They have called me different times to be on 'The Surreal Life', and it just didn't pan out for some reason or another. I would be interested if QUIET RIOT had a break. The last one started filming on March 28 as the year progresses, we are going to get more and more booked. I would like to do something, with my personality; I could be somewhat entertaining as long as they don't team me up any bad-boy goofballs. Then I would be on two reality shows, 'The Surreal Life' and 'Cops'."
Read the full article at Glam-Metal.com.
Omaha's WOWT is reporting that authorities were called to the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa Friday night (April 29) after violence broke out at a concert featuring the band SLIPKNOT. At least one person was arrested.
There were two levels of tickets for the performance: balcony and floor.
Authorities say that an estimated 200 people rushed security guarding the entrance to the floor. The crowd overpowered security and overcrowded the floor.
Council Bluffs Police, Pottawattamie County Sheriff's deputies and the Iowa State Patrol were all called in to restore order.
One person was stunned by a Taser, arrested and taken to the hospital.
Additional officers were called in early to maintain order.
Approximately 6,000 people were attending the concert.