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Metal News for May 13, 2003

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10 news articles posted on this day.

Gothminister was attacked by a maniac

Gothminister was attacked by a maniac in Norway who threatened to kill him. Read for yourself what the minister has to say:

"Since the take off in Norway, I am certainly recognized while taking GM for a walk in the streets at night....¨ Me and Dementia was invited on a TV show for english television, on our way home we met this crazy guy who recognised me from TV, and he said he just HATED THE NEW BREED OF GOTH, especially its leader, GOTHMINISTER. He was totally wasted, and a real madman; he would like to slice GM up in pieces, in other words a true death treath...a real schizo....he walked straight against me, and sliced his knife throath cutter like in the air. I had to fight him, and managed to lay him on the ground so he didnt slice me with his knife.

Anyway, I talked him to senses and told him to face his inner darkness...a perfect example on what kind of people GM wishes to save.... by learning them acceptance of their darkness in mind, and to use it for something positive instead of evilness, like killing (huh)
This is absolutely true, and it was really terrifying minutes, but I didnt tell anyone at once because I don`t want people to get idéas...."

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Holding On, Modern Life is War Tour Dates

Holding On and Modern Life Is War will be touring in the East in late-May and early-June. Here's the schedule: More...

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Vile's Vocalist Quits

VILE posted the following news via their webside, on May 12th:

“Juan is out! Our longtime vocalist Juan Urteaga has officially quit the band. We have known for some time that this was due to occur soon. The Violating Europe tour signified the end of his career with Vile. As many of you know Juan owns and operates Trident Studios. He is very busy with recording and also with his family obligations. He doesn't believe that he will be able to fulfill our touring requirements so he has stepped down to make way for someone who can fulfill all the tasks.

In the meantime we will be joined by James Lee of Origin to do our upcoming tours. One will be a West Coast mini tour this summer and then a full US tour at the end of this year or beginning of 2004.

Best of luck to our longtime friend Juan Urteaga in any and all of his future endeavors.”

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Dimmu Borgir Reveal Album Title

Dimmu Borgir’s Silenoz has confirmed through the bands website that their new album will be called Death Cult Armageddon. Mixing on the release began this week.

Tracks to appear on the album (in no particular order) include: ‘Allegiance’, ‘Blood Hunger Doctrine’, ‘For The World To Dictate Our Death’, ‘Vredesbyrd’, ‘Cataclysm Children’, ‘Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse’, ‘Unorthodox Manifesto’, ‘Eradication Instincts Defined’, ‘Allehelgens Død I Helveds Rike’, ‘Heavenly Perverse’ and ‘Lepers Among Us’.

To support Death Cult Armageddon, the band have scheduled the following live dates: More...

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Nile Announce Live Dates

Nile are currently preparing for their first ever Japanese headlining tour which will also include SKINLESS and Naglfar. The Japanese dates include:
July 13 - Club Quattro - Tokyo,
15 - Club Quattro - Nagoya
16 - Club Quattro - Osaka.

Nile have also confirmed the following live dates: June 7 - Gods Of Metal Festival - Milan, Italy, 13 - Kade - Zaandam, Netherlands, 14 - Biebob - Vosselaar, Belgium, 15 - Fields Of Rock Festival at Goffertpark Fields - Nijmegen, Netherlands, August 1 - Wacken Open Air Festival - Schenefeld, Germany and 2,3 - Z7 Metal Festival - Switzerland

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Deadfall Record 3, Download MP3s

Dead Fall just self-recorded three songs and put them on MP3.com. They plan to record 13 songs total in a week or so.

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Remembering Chuck Schuldiner

Today, on Chuck's 36th birthday, Empty Words takes you back 10 years with two pieces from Metal Maniacs. An interview with Chuck, titled Revolutionizing Death, by Alicia Morgan and an ITP review by Don Kaye.

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Halford Returns To San Diego

Rob Halford and his solo band Halford, will be returning to his home town of San Diego, California for a very special homecoming headlining show to be held at the 4th and B on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 in support of their latest CD "Crucible".

Halford will be joined on this night by special guests Pain Museum and Cage.

Halford last played at the San Diego Sports Arena in September 2001 as part of the incredible 3-pronged line-up of Iron Maiden / Queensryche / Halford on Maiden's Brave New World tour.

Pain Museum, the new band from current Halford band members, guitarist Metal Mike Chlasciak and drummer Bobby Jarzombek will be making their San Diego, California debut. With a sound being described as Nevermore meets Arch Enemy, the band will be out for the attack.

Cage, San Diego, California's longest reigning and most respected heavy metal band, will be celebrating the release of their brand new 3rd CD "Darker Than Black" that is currently taking Europe by storm via Massacre Records. They will be playing a high energy set consisting of songs from Darker Than Black along with selected songs from their Astrology and Unveiled CDs.

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Sevendust Choose Producer For Fourth

Sevendust have nabbed producer du jour Butch Walker to record new tracks for the follow-up to 2001's highly-acclaimed Animosity. Band and producer will roll into Walker's own Ruby Red Studios in Atlanta in two weeks to begin recording. While it's not known how many tracks Walker will helm for the album, Sevendust has twenty demos prepared thus far. Walker, who fronted the band Marvelous 3 and released his solo debut Left Of Self-Centered last year has made a hot name for himself recently as a producer with work for such bands as Injected and SR-71. Sevendust¹s as-yet-untitled fourth album is schedule for a fall release.

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Axenstar Recording Second Album

Axenstar are working in the recording of their second album at Underground Studios (Sweden). Here, you will find some of the song´s titles: "Infernal Angel", "Far From Heaven", "Don´t Hide your Eyes","Northern Sky"... The band will record the classic track "Thirlls In The Night" (Kiss) as bonus track for the Japanese edition of the album. The second album of Axenstar will be released in November.

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