Metal News for May 12, 2005
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11 news articles posted on this day.
Cliff of Dry Kill Logic has issued the following update:
"Hey all! Cliff here. Been sick shows non-stop with our brothers in Drowning Pool. Thanks for everyone who has been coming out and hitting the pit!"
"Just wanted to let you all know we have been confirmed for the 2nd stage of this years Gigantour! Featuring Megadeth, Dream Theater, Fear Factory, Dillinger Escape Plan and Nevermore on the main stage, this festival is set to run from late July through early September! We've never been a part of a festival like this, and can't wait to get the ball rolling! Tour dates and more 2nd stage bands to come soon, so keep an eye on www.drykilllogic.com and www.gigantour.com for all the particulars!"
"We are pulling out all the stops to make sure everyone knows about this...plus, we are pulling together a sweeps with our new friends at Coffin Case to bring you some cool instrument cases and hopefully some tickets to the Gigantour so be on the look out for that going live soon. See you all this summer - wooooooha!!!!!! -Cliff"
In other news, Dry Kill Logic will not be playing on 5/28 or 6/11 with Drowning Pool. Here are the changes: More...
On July 12, 2005 This Dark Reign Recordings / Devil Doll will release the debut International record by Maryland's RECOURSE, entitled "Weakening the Structure." The album was be produced by John Gallagher of Dying Fetus with bonus material added.
In support of the new release, Recourse will be hitting the road with friends Epoch Of Unlight: More...
British producer extraordinaire (and former SABBAT guitarist) Andy "Undie" Sneap has posted the following message on his official web site:
"And so it turns out I am finally mixing the new ARCH ENEMY album, 'Doomsday Machine'.
"With them getting a slot on the Ozzfest, things have been very hectic, schedule-wise, with them having to use two studios to get the tracking done in time, but everythings going great and we are now well into the mix.
"Daniel [Erlandsson, drummer] and Rickard [Bengtsson, producer] came over last week to get things started and Mike [Amott, guitarist] came in on Tuesday.
"The material is really heavy, more solos which I always approve of and some great melodic stuff going on.
"Rickard's done a great job with the tracking, he did the bonus tracks for the 'Dead Eyes' EP that I mixed last year, so I knew we were in safe hands.
"Not much more to report. EXODUS has been put back due to complications with Tom's [Hunting, drummer] health as I'm sure you've all read about. Hopefully only by a couple of weeks as Paul Bostaph is stepping in, and the way it looks like it's going to pan out is I'm just going to mix...we'll see. I've heard Rob Dukes, their new singer, and he's a great addition, a lot of potential. Kinda reminds me of [late EXODUS frontman Paul] Baloff with timing and a more modern edge."
Most Precious Blood have dropped off Napalm Death's upcoming European tour. MPB was to support Napalm Death, along with Diecast, for the seven week trek, which is running through June and into July. States the band, "This all happened quite suddenly. To put it as diplomatically as possible, some promises that were made to us were not being kept and now there is no way we can afford to do a 7 week tour in Europe." The group expects to be back in Europe by the end of this year.
You can now check out the latest podcast report from Karri - this time with Tim Palmer, producer of the new H.I.M. album. Download and listen to the MP3 interviews on your computer, iPod, other portable device or just burn them to a CD.
The latest interview includes comments on:
- Recording Process for a HIM album
- Tim's producing list
- Working with Ville
- Recording atmosphere brings out the best in bands
- Tim's recording equipment
- Achieving a mysterious atmospheric sound
We also missed reporting on podcast #5, which is still available and includes: More...
Deepsend Records have now secured the licensing rights to press all future Century Media Records releases on vinyl. For starters, Deepsend will release a limited edition pressing of the new Strapping Yound Lad album, "Alien," following by Dark Tranquillity's "Character." All vinyl will be limited to a special one-time only pressing of 500 copies, all hand-numbered.
Accursed Dawn and The Knife Trade will be hitting the road together later this month for a two-week tour. Here's the schedule:
5/22 Knoxville TN @ The Toneyard
5/23 Bristol TN @Ireson's Pub
5/24 Richmond VA @ TBA
5/25 Johnstown PA @ Menoher Firehall
5/26 New Brunswick NJ @ TBA
5/27 Johnson City NY @ East Coast Terminal
5/28 Kingston NY @ TSX Skatepark
5/29 Baltimore MD @ Charm City Artspace
5/30 Norfolk VA @ Michael Bob's
5/31 Wilmington NC @ Gracie's 121 w/ The Classic Struggle
6/1 Myrtle Beach SC @ The Social w/ The Classic Struggle
6/2 Charlotte NC @ Tremont Music Hall w/ The Classic Struggle
6/3 Summerville SC @ American Legion (Tuition Fest)
6/4 Savannah GA @ The Jinx
MY DARKEST HATE, the German death metal band featuring former PRIMAL FEAR drummer Klaus Sperling and members of SACRED STEEL, will enter Stage One studios in Borgentreich, Germany in Ocober with producer Andy Classen (CALLENISH CIRCLE, TANKARD, OCCULT) to begin recording their fourth album, tentatively due in early 2006 via Massacre Records. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Bow Before Me", "Under My Wing", "Nothing Lasts Forever" and "They Shall Fall".
MY DARKEST HATE's third album, "At War", was released in May 2004 via Massacre. The follow-up to 2002's "To Whom It May Concern" was produced by Achim Köhler (PRIMAL FEAR, BRAINSTORM, SACRED STEEL) and came with a bonus DVD, featuring a video for the track "Catch the Bullet", live footage from the Party.San Open Air festival and a "making of…" report.
As they continue work on a new album, Lacuna Coil are to have most of their back catalogue re-released by Century Media on July 25 in the UK/Europe. The records involved are the albums 'In a Reverie' (1999) and 'Unleashed Memories' (2001), plus a record featuring the tracks from EPs 'Lacuna Coil' (1998) and 'Halflife' (2000).
The Warriors will be filming an upcoming live set for inclusion on the re-release of their "War Is Hell" album, which will also feature two new songs. The footage will come from the band's May 21st show at the Chain Reaction in Anaheim, CA. In related news, look for the group on the road out West at the end of July with Turmoil and Wait In Vein.
METAL CHURCH associate Steve "Regiman" Johnson has posted the following message on the group's official web site:
"Just a few weeks ago the guys doing the METAL CHURCH 'Beyond the Black' documentary flew up to Washington and crashed at my house while doing interviews with the guys from the current METAL CHURCH line-up.
"During the stay they also made contact with Duke [Erickson, original METAL CHURCH bassist] and Dave [Wayne, original METAL CHURCH singer] and got a chance to sit down with each of them also. I talked to Jeff Baker, one of the documentary guys, last night, he had just heard the news [of Wayne's passing] and was stunned. This as he was leaving his house in Vegas, heading to the airport on his way to Florida, where he will be interviewing Craig [Wells, original METAL CHURCH guitarist] in the next few days.
"With the addition of some live footage from some up-and-coming shows and a host of interviews over the next couple months, the filming process will end and the editing and will begin.
"At first when asked to participate and be interviewed, Dave was a bit apprehensive and not sure he wanted to participate at all or perhaps put it off 'till later this summer. However, after a few days to think about it, he decided to follow through. They got together, sat down for a couple hours and covered a gamut of subjects. Little did any of us realize the significance of the that interview. In light of this recent sad event, Dave's decision to do it then instead of later or not at all shall give his fans one last chance to here about his thoughts on many things and what his future plans would have been had not the creator called him home.
"I would guess the documentary will be done sometime this winter, ready for you all in the near future."
Wayne died on Tuesday (May 10) due to complications from injuries he sustained in a head-on automobile accident several months ago. He was 47 years old.