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Metal News for May 16, 2007

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32 news articles posted on this day.

Gorefest Announce Release Date For "Rise To Ruin"

Dutch metallers GOREFEST will release their new album, Rise To Ruin, in North America on August 28th via Nuclear Blast. As previously reported, the mainland Europe release is set for August 3rd and in the UK the album drops on the 6th.

Rise To Ruin was recently mixed by Tue Madsen and features the following tracklist: 'Revolt', 'Rise To Ruin', 'The War On Stupidity', 'A Question Of Terror', 'Babylon's Whores', 'Speak When Spoken To', 'A Grim Charade', 'Murder Brigade', 'The End Of It All'.

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Khann Sign To Black Market Activities

Black Market Activities has signed Floridian metal outfit KHANN. According to a press release, the Orlando-based act "creates a unique brand of metal incorporating latter day screamo with strong punk and psychedelic undertones, not excluding a powerful drone and hardcore influence." Formed in 2006, the band features vocalist Joshua Vitale, formerly of BODIES IN THE GEARS OF THE APPARATUS. The group's new album, "Tofutopia" was recorded by Chris Owens (of LORDS) and features 23 tracks.

You can check out some material from "Tofutopia" at their Myspace page.

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Symphony X Schedule New Jersey In-Store Appearance

Progressive metallers SYMPHONY X will take part in an in-store signing session for their new album, "Paradise Lost", on Tuesday, June 26 at 7:00 p.m. at Vintage Vinyl in Fords, New Jersey.

For more information, visit www.vvinyl.com.

SYMPHONY X recently posted a new full-length track, "The Serpent's Kiss", on their MySpace page. The song comes off "Paradise Lost", due on June 26 via Inside Out Music (June 25 in Japan via JVC Victor Entertainment Inc.). The CD was mixed by Jens Bogren (OPETH, SOILWORK, AMON AMARTH) at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden. More...

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Aborted Post First Episode of Video Series

Belgian masters of brutality ABORTED recently launched a new MySpace and YouTube video series titled "Slaughter and Apparatus TV", giving back something special to their fans by letting the fans vote for what they want to see and know about the band. The first episode showcases new drummer Dan Wilding breaking down his parts for the track "The Saw and The Carnage Done", which was chosen by the fans. Click here to check it out. The recently launched YouTube page also features the promotional videos for the tracks "The Chondrin Enigma" and "Dead Wreckoning" in addition to a slew of live performance clips.

Sven De Caluwe (vocals) previously commented on the series: "The concept for Slaughter and Apparatus TV is simple. We will make various episodes, and you, the fans, get to vote what you want to see/know about the band. The first episode will be about drums. For those interested, our new drummer, Dan Wilding, will shoot a video of himself playing one of the following three songs: 'The Chondrin Enigma', 'Gestated Rabidity' and 'The Saw and The Carnage Done'. Dan will then go through the song chosen by the fans and explain the techniques he uses. We will count answers to our blog on our MySpace page along with the responses to the poll in our official forum. This is made for you guys so we hope you like the results."

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Cephalic Carnage Complete Work On New Video

CEPHALIC CARNAGE has completed work on the first music video, for the track "Endless Cycle of Violence", from its upcoming full-length album "Xenosapien". The video was shot at a skatepark in the band’s hometown of Denver, CO with director and producer Soren (UNEARTH, GREELEY ESTATES). A thirty-second teaser of the video can be viewed here. "Endless Cycle of Violence" can also be heard in its entirety via the CEPHALIC CARNAGE MySpace page.

CEPHALIC CARNAGE recently kicked off its "Xenosapien World Tour". The band is currently working their way through the U.K. portion with AKERCOCKE. Immediately following the European dates, CEPHALIC will team up with labelmates NECROPHAGIST for the highly-anticipated "Summer Slaughter North American Tour". The "Summer Slaughter Tour" will also include DECAPITATED, ION DISSONANCE, CATTLE DECAPITATION, ARSIS and many more. This five-week tour will kick-off on June 1 in Clifton Heights, NY and is sponsored by Revolver magazine, Ibanez Guitars, Tama Drums, Fixion Media and Jaxprints.

"Xenosapien" is set for a May 29 North American release (May 28 internationally) through Relapse).

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Volbeat Announce German and Swiss Tour Dates

Danish metal band VOLBEAT has lined up the following tour dates:

Sep. 12 - GER - Hamburg @ Markthalle
Sep. 13 - GER - Berlin @ Alte Feuerwache
Sep. 14 - GER - Leipzig @ Hellraiser
Sep. 15 - GER - Bielefeld @ Falkendom
Sep. 16 - GER - Köln @ Nachtleben
Sep. 18 - GER - Freiburg @ Jazzhause
Sep. 19 - GER - Jena @ Rosenkeller
Sep. 21 - GER - Saarbrücken @ Roxy
Sep. 22 - SWI - Pratteln @ Z7
Sep. 23 - GER - Frankfurt @ Batschkapp
Sep. 25 - GER - Würzburg @ AKW More...

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Spoiler NYC To Film Video This Weekend

Punk band SPOILER NYC, featuring LIFE OF AGONY bassist Alan Robert on lead vocals and bass, will film a video for the song "Suicide Hotel", off its forthcoming SOS Records debut, "Grease Fire In Hell's Kitchen", this Saturday, May 19 in New York.

The "Suicide Hotel" clip will be directed by Dale "Rage" Resteghini and Kevin Custer of Raging Nation Films. Raging Nation has also directed music videos for such acts as CYPRESS HILL, SHADOWS FALL, MUDVAYNE, TRIVIUM, HATEBREED, UNEARTH, ILL NINO, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, FALL OUT BOY and HASTE THE DAY.

If you want to be an extra in the video, come down to 134th Street and 12th Ave at noon this Saturday, May 19 and wear dark colors. More...

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Gothic Knights Post New Songs Online

New York City power metal band GOTHIC KNIGHTS has posted two new songs — "Scythe Denied" and "Into Eternity" — on its MySpace page. The band is currently recording studio demos for its upcoming fourth CD, tentatively titled "Reflections from the other Side". Various clips of the new songs will be posted over the next few months.

GOTHIC KNIGHTS' last CD, entitled "Up from the Ashes", was released in 2003 on LMP/SPV.

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The 69 Eyes To Tour w/ Wednesday 13

Caroline Records' Finnish five piece, raucous rockers The 69 Eyes, are bringing even more material from their album, ANGELS, to the American masses. The band touched down in the USA with Cradle of Filth earlier this year, have dominated Europe and now are set to return to the states.

The 69 Eyes - Jyrki 69 (Vocals), Bazie (Guitar), Timo-Timo (Guitar), Archzie (Bass) and Jussi 69 (Drums) - also known as the Helsinki Vampires, infuse a gothic vibe and an edginess to some stunning Sunset Strip rock.

The 69 Eyes will be hitting the road with Wednesday 13, Night Kills The Day and Fair To Midland. The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Khoma Issue Update

Sweden’s KHOMA (formerly known as KOMA) have issued the following update:

"Just a quick update. The summer is looking quite calm at the moment. We're gonna focus on writing new songs and trying to record. Right now everyone is working on ideas, and we have a few songs that are shaping up. So, we will try to keep you updated as they come to life, and post some new lyrics and the ideas behind it here.

"Hopefully we can play a few shows late summer, but nothing is set yet. If you have any ideas of nice places to go - let us know."

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Arch Enemy Vocalist Checks In From Studio

Currently busy recording the follow-up to 2005's highly acclaimed "Doomsday Machine" album, ARCH ENEMY found the time to deliver you another update on the recording process. Vocalist Angela Gossow has just finished tracking her vocals and reports in with her personal resume of the recordings so far:

"Hells yeah, I am done with my vocals! I recorded 14 songs in total, faster then ever. Plenty of first takes there, hardly any double vocals, just straight-up into the microphone.

"I experimented quite a bit with doubling vocal lines on the last album, which I now feel kind of took personality and vocal attack away. So this time it's the classic, one-vocal-track, no-frills, no-effects approach. More...

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Clutch's Illness Forces Concert Cancellations

CLUTCH has issued the following update:

"Due to sickness in the band, [last night's] performance at Bogart's in Cincinnati has been postponed until July 27th. Ticketholders should contact the point of purchase regarding refunds. Tickets for [the May 15 concert] will be honored for the July 27th date. The May 16 show in Milwaukee is also cancelled, as the extent of the illness has taken more of a toll than anticipated. The make-up date for the Milwaukee show will be announced soon. CLUTCH will perform all remaining shows as planned."

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Magellan Returns With New CD, "Innocent God"

Leading prog/rock trio MAGELLAN returns with their new CD, Innocent God, available now via Muse-Wrapped Records, LLC.

The outfit, featuring core members Gardner brothers along with Robert Berry (3, GTR, ELP), recorded seven compositions true to the stellar Magellan style spotlighting a highly sophisticated production component of epic proportions.

Magellan represents the second wave of sonic explorers, those who sailed in spirit with the most storied of the prog rock pioneers (e.g., GENESIS, KANSAS, RUSH, YES) during their youth and now seek to make the journey in practice. More...

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SOAD Bassist To Direct Bad Brains Video

System of a Down bassist Shavo Odadjian has been tapped to direct the first video from the upcoming record from Bad Brains. The record is titled Build a Nation and is due out June 26, 2007. Shavo adds:

"I've been a fan of the Brains ever since I can remember. They are iconic pioneers of punk, not just the music but the attitude. The energy that comes off their stage is like no other. HR's performances have effected not only my band, but almost every heavy band in our era. Another major inspiration is their message of trying to promote righteousness and living the righteous way. I am going to rock this video for the Brains and try to capture their intense energy. It's a big responsibility... I'm honored."

The band has also begun announcing dates for their upcoming world tour. The first block of confirmed shows is now available:

May 25, 2007 Berbati's Pan Portland OR
May 26, 2007 Berbati's Pan Portland OR
May 27, 2007 Sasquatch Festival George WA
June 24, 2007 NY School Of Rock Festival Asbury Park NJ
June 25, 2007 NY Boat Ride New York NY
July 29, 2007 The Rogers Picnic Toronto CANADA
August 5, 2007 Virgin Festival Baltimore MD

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Marshall Law Post 'Razorhead' Audio Samples Online

Long-running U.K. metallers MARSHALL LAW have posted audio samples of six tracks from their long-awaited new album, "Razorhead", on their official web site (audio player will launch automatically). The CD was recorded at M2 studio in West Midlands and is expected to surface later in the year.

MARSHALL LAW has been confirmed for the the 2007 edition of the Headbangers Open Air festival, set to take place July 12-14, 2007 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. The band is currently negotiating numerous other U.K. and European dates. MARSHALL LAW will also make an announcement in the near future regarding drummer Pete Hunt's replacement.

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This is Hell Complete Tour, To Record New Song

This Is Hell has posted an update after the completion of their recent tour with Comeback Kid. The band will take a break from touring to record a new song in June that will be featured on a Trustkill sampler this summer, as well as write more new songs. The band also announced that they'll hit the road with Blacklisted and Killing the Dream beginning in the end of June. Dates for that tour will be announced soon.

The band continues to tour in support of their 2006 release Sundowning.

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Shaman Announce New Album Title

SHAMAN (formerly SHAAMAN), the revamped Brazilian band featuring drummer Ricardo Confessori alongside guitarist Leo Mancini, vocalist Thiago Bianchi and bassist Fernando Quesada, has set "Immortal" as the title of its new album, due later in the year. A song from the upcoming CD, entitled "One Life", can be streamed at this location.

SHAAMAN (as the band was known prior to its split) released its sophomore album, "Reason", in May 2005 via AFM Records. The 10-song follow-up to 2002's "Ritual" was mixed and mastered at Heaven's Gate Studios in Wolfsburg, Germany with producer Sascha Paeth, who previously worked with such acts as KAMELOT, EDGUY, RHAPSODY and FREEDOM CALL. A DVD, entitled "RituAlive", came out in 2003.

Former SHAAMAN frontman André Matos (also ex-ANGRA) will release his debut solo album later in the year.

For more information, visit www.shamanimmortal.com.

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Manngard To Release 'European Cowards' In August

According to Nocturnal Art Productions, Norwegian extreme metallers MANNGARD have set "European Cowards" as the title of their sophomore album, due on August 27. The CD was recorded at Lydriket studios.

Commented the band: "The sessions in Lydriket has been most successful, and the band has knocked out and captured 10 songs over three days. All songs have been recorded live in studio, capturing an immense stage-like energy from the band.

"The album [is] turn[ing] out much more thrash metal-y than we had anticipated. This is possibly a result of the large amounts of beer consumed during the sessions. Or the thrashy material could be what has inspired this excessive gluttony. We are honestly not sure. Either way, a lot of beer has been consumed, and we stumble out with our hands on one hell of a thrash metal monster, with the characteristic MANNGARD twists, of course!!"

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Otep Post Another New Song Online

California's OTEP has posted another new track, entitled "March of the Martyrs", on its MySpace page. The song comes off the group's long-awaited third full-length album, "The Ascension", due later in the year. The CD was recorded in New Orleans over the course of several months with Grammy-winning producer Dave Fortman (EVANESCENCE, MUDVAYNE).

OTEP recently parted ways with guitarist Karma Cheema (ex-AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE). His replacement is a guitarist presently only known by his first name: Aaron.

OTEP has rejected persistent rumors that the band has been dropped by Capitol Records as a result of the recently announced merger of Capitol and Virgin Records into the Capitol Music Group.

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In Battle Push Back 'Kingdom Of Fear' To August

Sundsvall, Sweden-based death metallers IN BATTLE have pushed back the projected release date of their fourth album, "Kingdom of Fear" (Nocturnal Art Productions/Candlelight Records), to August 27 from the previously announced June 25. The follow-up to 2004's "Welcome to the Battlefield" was recorded at Epidemic studios in Sundsvall and was mixed by UNLEASHED's Fredrik Folkare at Chrome studios in Stockholm. The CD contains "11 songs of raw trashy death metal," according to a press release. Two video clips for the album have already been filmed: "Kingdom of Fear" and "The Dead Shall See".

IN BATTLE's new album will honor the memory of the group's former drummer, Otto Wiklund, who passed away last August. Wiklund appeared on IN BATTLE's first two albums — "Lost in the Shadows Gray" (1997) and "The Rage of the Northmen" (1998) — and was also the session drummer for SETHERIAL, with whom he recorded the "Lords of the Nightrealm" album (1997).

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Detonation Announce Festival Appearances

Dutch melodic death/thrash metal outfit DETONATION will appear at this year's edition of Occultfest, set to take place September 1 in Hoogeveen, The Netherlands. The band is also confirmed for the Stonehenge (July 28 in Steenwijk, The Netherlands) and Multatuli (June 9 in Dongen, The Netherlands) festivals.

DETONATION recently completed a succesful U.K. tour and is getting ready to play shows in the Netherlands in support of its latest effort, "Emission Phase" (released April 30). The group states, "The first reviews are popping up on the Internet, and they are very very positive! We're very glad and very excited to see that so far the response is fucking great!"

"Emission Phase" was recorded with Split Second Sound's Jochem Jacobs (also guitar player for TEXTURES) and Bouke Visser. The cover artwork was created by Eliran Kantor.

"Emission Phase" is DETONATION's third and final album for French underground label Osmose Productions.

For more information, visit their Myspace page.

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Marduk Announce Australian Tour in August

MARDUK will march across Australia in support of their tenth studio album, Rom 5:12, in August. 17 years, ten album releases and dozens of European tours later, the band will head Down Under for six dates:

August 13 – Perth, Australia @ Amplifier Bar
August 16 – Adelaide, Australia @ Fowlers Live
August 17 – Melbourne, Australia @ Hi-Fi Bar and Ballroom
August 19 - Melbourne, Australia @ Hi-Fi Bar and Ballroom (U-18’s only)
August 22 – Brisbane, Australia @ Phoenix Club
August 24 – Sydney, Australia @ The Factory

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Horse The Band Post New Song Online

You can check out a new song from HORSE THE BAND entitled “Murder” online over at their official MySpace page. The track comes off their upcoming new album, A Natural Death, which will be released on August 28th.

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Morgana Lefay Post 'Delusions' Video Online

Swedish power metallers MORGANA LEFAY have posted their video for the song "Delusions" at YouTube. The track comes off the group's latest album, "Aberrations of the Mind", which came out in March via Black Mark. The clip was directed by the band's drummer, Owe Lingvall of Village Road Films.

According to a press release, "Aberrations of the Mind" contains "a new level of aggression while still maintaining the traditional MORGANA LEFAY sound." The album also features the debut of the band's new skinbasher, Pelle Åkerlind (BLOODBOUND, LEDNOTE).

MORGANA LEFAY's last CD, 2005's "Grand Materia", was a concept CD about Nicholas Flamel, a 14th-century alchemist who supposedly lived on forever.

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Finntroll Announce Mexican Dates

Finland's FINNTROLL will play two shows in Mexico in October, immediately following the group's U.S./Canadian run. The details are as follows:

Oct. 13 - Mexico City, Mexico @ Circo Volador
Oct. 14 - Monterrey, Mexico @ Café Iguana

FINNTROLL's fifth album, "Ur Jordens Djup", entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 91. The CD, which was recorded by Nino Laurenne at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki, is the group's first release with new vocalist Mathias Lillmåns (a.k.a. Vreth; TWILIGHT MOON) following the departure of Tapio Wilska (SETHIAN, ex-WIZZARD, former session vocalist for NIGHTWISH) last spring. Lillmåns is reportedly 24 years old, and like FINNTROLL's original vocalist, Katla Mathias, is Fenno-Swedish, with Swedish as his mother tongue.

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Devils Island Release "Coma Dreams" Samples Online

New York thrashers, Devils Island, have posted the following update on their Myspace page regarding their upcoming EP, "Coma Dreams"

"Coma Dreams is out!

Alrite, we wanna know what you think, hit up the song clips and take a listen. The cover is up as well, check it out. Some news on the EP will follow shortly in blog/bulletin form. At any rate, thank you all who have made a new recording a reality for us. Without the DI family (let's lump friends, fans, bands, and biological family together here), this would not be possible. The shiny disc will be available for sale shortly.

Tracklisting on the CD is as follows:

1. Coma Dreams
2. Redline
3. Iron Triangle (Sample Up)
4. Delirium (Sample Up)
5. Return To The Sea (Sample Up)


6. Coma Dreams (Live at the Continental, '06) - On Myspace
7. Delirium (Instrumental, as heard live until '07 when we added vocals)"

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Black Majesty Post New Song Online

Australian melodic power metal band BLACK MAJESTY has posted a new song, entitled "Forever Damned", on its MySpace page. The track comes off the group's third album, "Tomorrowland", due on June 1 in Europe through Limb Music Products. Check out the cover artwork at this location. The track listing is as follows:

01. Forever Damned
02. Into the Black
03. Evil in Your Eyes
04. Tomorrowland
05. Soldier of Fortune (DEEP PURPLE cover)
06. Bleeding World
07. Faces of War
08. Wings to Fly
09. Another Dawn
10. Scars
11. Memories (digipack bonus track)
12. Kingdoms (digipack bonus track) More...

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Israeli, Lebanese Metal Bands Join Forces

Ronen Tsumer reports for Ynet News.com: It seems that the first peaceful dialogue to follow the Second Lebanon War comes out of the music scene. Two heavy metal bands, one Israeli and the other Lebanese, met online and joined forces to perform a new song, “Everything We Are”.

"Obviously, the song deals with the last war between Israel and Lebanon, and its implications. It speaks about the silent majority around the world that does nothing while extremists spread their ideals of hatred and violence," Kfir Gov, leader of the Israeli band, “Seek Irony” told Ynet.

Rab, the Lebanese lead vocalist of “Blood Ink”, and his family reside in northern Lebanon in an area that was mostly outside of the range of the fighting.

"I’ve been listening to this music for as long as I can remember," Rab, the 23-year-old Christian singer, told Ynet in an email interview.

"The story my family tells is that my sister, who is a metal fan, used to put the headphones on my ears when I was just a month old. She used to put me to sleep listening to 'The Wall' by Pink Floyd.

“I somehow grew up in this atmosphere, at age 14, I was already listening to the Scorpions and Aerosmith. Then I discovered the harder styles, and it went on,” Rab said.

The relationship between the two bands started before the war broke, on myspace.com.

"They sent us a message saying 'Good Luck, Keep it up! From your neighbors in Lebanon," says Kfir.

"We thought that was really cool of them and we were excited to find out that there was a metal band in Lebanon that sounded really good, so we replied to their message saying, 'Thanks a lot, stay in touch, from your neighbors in Israel.' We stayed in touch and when the war broke out we became close because we used to chat on instant messenger everyday."

Didn't it strike you as odd that a Lebanese band had contacted you?

"At the beginning it was really odd and it really caught us by surprise because we had no clue that there was a metal scene in Lebanon. It was awesome to find out there's a whole underground scene going on there, just like here in Israel, with thousands of kids wearing Metallica and Pantera t-shirts, that simply enjoy the music, and that there are Lebanese bands that really kick ass."

"The metal scene in Lebanon is still insignificant, but many bands are working hard to make it more popular. It is a challenge mainly because of the cultural diversity in Lebanon. This will improve with proper encouragement and big scale projects to promote these underground bands and push small bands to get better," says Rab.

If it would be made possible, would you go on a joint European tour with 'Seek Irony'?

Rab: "Definitely, I’m sure it would make a hell of show."

Kfir: "In fact, when we started this whole thing, the idea was to try and put together a joint show somewhere neutral or maybe have the two bands perform at the same time in each country. Very quickly we found out about the impossible logistics involved in something like this. Only then, we started thinking about the song."

You can hear the collaboration song "Everything We Are" on Seek Irony's MySpace.

Read the full article at Ynet News.

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Tom Morello Announces More Solo Dates

Launch Radio Networks reports: RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello has added to his solo touring schedule as his political folk alter ego, THE NIGHTWATCHMAN. In addition to the dates he's already announced, Morello has booked a number of new shows in July, starting on the 10th in Detroit. Morello will also perform with RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE this summer, but told Launch that touring on his own does have its advantages. "Say it comes to playing a benefit show, like, if I want to play — if we're approached by some worthy cause to play a benefit show in some other town," he said. "If it's a rock band, it's not easy to do, you know. You have to have a band meeting and decide to do it. You have to coordinate schedules and get a tour manager and a lighting rig and roadies and all that. And, you know, if someone asked me to play that show, I just pick up my guitar and I get on a plane, and I'm there to play it."

Morello's debut disc as THE NIGHTWATCHMAN, "One Man Revolution", arrived in stores on April 24.

The guitarist has a full schedule of solo shows lined up for this spring and summer, including headlining gigs and opening stints for BEN HARPER.

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE has confirmed four dates on the Rock The Bells tour, in late July in New York City and mid-August in California. The reactivated group has reportedly scheduled a concert in East Troy, Wisconsin on August 24, but there's been no official word on any more RAGE shows.

Newly confirmed NIGHTWATCHMAN tour dates:

July 10 - Detroit, MI - The Shelter
July 11 - Chicago, IL - Schubas Tavern
July 13 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry
July 15 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
July 17 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
July 18 - Seattle, WA - Crocodile Café
July 20 - San Francisco, CA - Swedish Hall
July 21 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour

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Trent Reznor Slams His Australian Label

NINE INCH NAILS mastermind Trent Reznor has posted the following message on the band's official web site:

"As the climate grows more and more desperate for record labels, their answer to their mostly self-inflicted wounds seems to be to screw the consumer over even more. A couple of examples that quickly come to mind:

- The ABSURD retail pricing of 'Year Zero' in Australia. Shame on you, UMG. 'Year Zero' is selling for $34.99 Australian dollars ($29.10 US). No wonder people steal music. AVRIL LAVIGNE's record in the same store was $21.99 ($18.21 US).

"By the way, when I asked a label rep about this his response was: 'It's because we know you have a real core audience that will pay whatever it costs when you put something out — you know, true fans. It's the pop stuff we have to discount to get people to buy.' So... I guess as a reward for being a 'true fan' you get ripped off.

- The dreaded EURO maxi-single. Nothing but a consumer rip-off that I've been talked into my whole career. No more.

"The point is, I am trying my best to make sure the music and items NIN puts in the marketplace have value, substance and are worth you considering purchasing. I am not allowing Capital G to be repackaged into several configurations that result in you getting ripped off.

"We are planning a full-length remix collection of substance that will be announced soon."

NINE INCH NAILS' new album, "Year Zero", debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard album chart, selling 187,000 copies in its first week of release. The group's previous effort, 2005's "With Teeth", moved 272,000 copies.

NINE INCH NAILS will visit Japan later this month. North American tour plans are still to be announced.

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Obituary Guitarist Allen West Jailed For DUI

Obituary guitarist Allen West has been jailed for undisclosed offences. He is not expected to be free until next February, but remains an official member of the band, who are currently touring and recording without him.

Rumour has it he was arrested for drunk driving, which reportedly is his fifth arrest for DUI.

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Onesidezero Headlines Save Darfur Benefit Concert

ONESIDEZERO will headline the "Amplify Your Voice Against Genocide" benefit concert June 9th, 2007 at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles with support from Red Snow, Slow Motion Reign and Vokee featuring former members of The Apex Theory. All proceeds from the show will go to the Save Darfur Coalition (www.savedarfur.org).

"Just like our Armenian Genocide, the Holocaust, the Native Americans discovered and conquered, Rwanda, and now a current genocide in Darfur, Sudan. We gather together to amplify our voices against genocide," says Onesidezero guitarist Levon Sultanian. "I am the offspring of martyrs of a genocide perpetrated 92 years ago. I bear testimony to the atrocities imposed upon my people. I can empathize with others in the same position. That is why I participate in the Darfur demonstrations, and I do so through my music."

ONESIDEZERO is gearing up for the release of their Ulrich Wild (Static-X, Stabbing Westward, Taproot) produced sophomore album, which is slated for June 5th, 2007 release by Corporate Punishment.

"The last 5 to 6 years have been some of the most insane and most amazing times of my life. Onesidezero as a band have grown so much together in this time. We went through the ups and downs of life and after some new demos under our belts started the rebuilding process of Onesidezero," says Sultanian. "It was really exciting to bring in all these news songs into th e recording studio after working on them at home and at rehearsal for over a year. Hope everyone digs them as much as we do!"

The band released their Maverick Records debut Is This Room Getting Smaller in 2001, which produced Active Rock singles "Instead Laugh" and "New World Order". Subsequent US tours with Incubus, 311, Soulfly, Soil and Static-X made them an instant fan favorite.

The band is currently previewing two new tracks on the group's MySpace account for fans to preview material from their forthcoming new album.

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