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Metal News for May 17, 2006

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22 news articles posted on this day.

Avenged Sevenfold Confirmed For Ozzfest "Off Date"

According to the web site of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, AVENGED SEVENFOLD will be joining SYSTEM OF A DOWN, HATEBREED and BAD ACID TRIP for an Ozzfest "off date" on July 12 at The Woodlands, Texas venue.

Although AVENGED SEVENFOLD have not yet been officially confirmed for this year's Ozzfest, they are widely expected to be announced on May 23 as the tour's main-stage "mystery band."

AVENGED SEVENFOLD are currently finishing up a co-headlining U.S. tour with COHEED AND CAMBRIA. The trek is scheduled to wrap up this Saturday (May 20) in New York City.

AVENGED SEVENFOLD are supporting their 2005 album, "City of Evil", and current single, "Beast and the Harlot". The group next heads overseas for some European festivals.

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Deicide's "The Stench Of Redemption" Track Listing

DEICIDE have finalized the track listing for their new album, "The Stench of Redemption", due on June 6 via Earache Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Scars of the Crucifix" was recorded at Morrisound in Tampa, Florida and marks the first recording with the new DEICIDE lineup following the departure of the Hoffman brothers. Joining frontman Glen Benton and drummer Steve Asheim in the new formation are guitarists Jack Owen (ex-CANNIBAL CORPSE) and Ralph Santolla (ex-ICED EARTH, DEATH).

"The Stench of Redemption" (view cover artwork at this location) track listing:

01. The Stench of Redemption
02. Death to Jesus
03. Desecration
04. Homage for Satan
05. Never to Be Seen Again
06. The Lord's Sedition
07. Walk with the Devil In Dreams You Behold
08. Crucified for the Innocence
09. Not of this Earth

Some editions will contain a bonus track — a cover of DEEP PURPLE's "Black Night", with lyrics that were re-written by DEICDE frontman Glen Benton.

As previously reported, DEICIDE have confirmed an all-ages CD release show commemorating 06/06/06 (June 6) and the release of "The Stench of Redemption". The concert will take place at the Iliff Park Saloon in Aurora, Colorado, near Denver. The will also be embarking on a full U.S. tour beginning around September 20 and running through October 31. Plans also exist for DEICIDE to head over to Japan before the end of the year.

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One Dead Three Wounded Prepare New Album

On July 18th, 2006, One Dead Three Wounded will release "Moving Units," their sophomore effort on New Jersey-based 1x1 Music. "We spent more time on this record… a year...it makes for a better record," says vocalist Tim Zahodski. "It's more aggressive, pissed off, cynical…and it's better written." Continuing in the band's unique style, Moving Units is a metal/hardcore fan's fantasy album: the bastard child of Southern grooves and sledgehammer breakdowns.

"Moving Units is our reaction to the insincerity of the business side of music. We've never been in a position where that mattered. It's a record that really questions our ethics and our place as apart of the industry. It also serves as a reminder for our future selves to not get sucked into it all. I want it to remind us what motivated us to play music to begin with: five kids in a van, in a basement, or a hall sharing something."

One Dead Three Wounded tours constantly and presents a crushing live performance. "That's what the song 'Pretty Faces, Shitty Places' is about. We play in some of the worst parts of town whenever we go on tour, but it's great to see all of these kids come out just to see us." The band immediately gets the crowd moving, and it's not uncommon for kids to rush the stage in an attempt to share vocal duties with Zahodski, especially in Philadelphia. "The fans react really well. You cannot recreate the feelings of a live hometown show."

A track listing for Moving Units comprises:

01. Planning Obsolescence
02. Black Holes
03. Moving Units
04. Soldiers
05. Cold War
06. Cardia
07. Pretty Faces, Shitty Places
08. We're Broke Til Payday
09. Compassionate Assassins
10. Bad Business

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Crisis Never Ends, Final Prayer German Tour Dates

Crisis Never Ends and Final Prayer will tour Germany in June. Here are the tour dates:

02/06 Bischofswerda, East Club
03/06 Essen, Funbox Amalie
04/06 Hamburg, Hafenklang
05/06 Warschau (pol)
06/06 Berlin, Magnet
07/06 Mönchengladbach, SPÖ
08/06 Braunschweig, B58
09/06 Liege (Lüttich) (bel), The Factory
10/06 Belvaux (lux), Club 911
11/06 Bielefeld, Movie

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A Dying Dream Recording EP

A Dying Dream entered Undercity Recordings in North Hollywood, CA last week with producers Baron Bodnar (Dredg) and Jonathan Clardy (The Burning Room) to re-record their EP, "Now Or Never." The release will hit stores on July 11th through Mediaskare Records.

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More Rob Zombie, Anthrax Tour Dates Confirmed

More Rob Zombie and Anthrax tour dates have been confirmed. The latest list of confirmed dates are as follows:

FRI 6-30 EL PASO, TX COUNTY COLISEUM
SAT 7-1 LUBBOCK, TX LA VILLA REAL
SUN 7-2 WICHITA FALLS, TX KAY YEAGER COLISEUM
WED 7-5 MCALLEN, TX LA VILLA REAL
FRI 7-7 N. LITTLE ROCK, AR EDGEFEST '06 NORTH SHORE PARK
SAT 7-8 SPRINGFIELD, MO JORDAN VALLEY FESTIVAL GROUNDS
SUN 7-9 WICHITA, KS KANSAS COLISEUM
TUES 7-11 COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA MID-AMERICA CENTER
WED 7-12 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK FAIRGROUNDS ARENA
FRI 7-14 GRAND RAPIDS, MI DELTAPLEX
SAT 7-15 CLEVELAND, OH TOWER CITY AMPHITHEATER
SUN 7-16 FT. WAYNE, IN ALLEN COUNTY WAR MEMORIAL COLISEUM
TUES 7-18 EVANSVILLE, IN ROBERTS STADIUM
WED 7-19 MOLINE, IL THE MARK OF THE QUAD CITIES
THURS 7-20 GREEN BAY, WI RESCH CENTER
SAT 7-22 MANKATO, MN MIDWEST WIRELESS CIVIC CENTER
SUN 7-23 FARGO, ND FARGO CIVIC MEMORIAL
MON 7-24 SIOUX FALLS, SD RAMKOTA EXHIBIT HALL
WED 7-26 RAPID CITY, SD RUSHMORE HALL
THURS 7-27 CASPER, WY CASPER EVENTS CENTER
FRI 7-28 BILLINGS, MT SHRINE AUDITORIUM
SUN 7-30 SASKATOON, SK, CANADA PRAIRIELAND PARK
MON 7-31 EDMONTON, AB, CANADA SHAW CONFERENCE CENTER
TUES 8-1 CALGARY, AB STAMPEDE CORRAL
THURS 8-3 VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA PACIFIC COLISEUM
FRI 8-4 SALEM, OR SALEM ARMORY AUDITORIUM

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Unholy Alliance Tour Pushed Back To June 15

The Slayer-headlined "Unholy Alliance Tour: Preaching to the Perverted," has confirmed that the tour will kick off on June 15 in Camden, NJ and not in Peoria, IL on June 10 as had been previously announced.

The rescheduling is due to Slayer's bassist/vocalist Tom Araya's minor gall bladder surgery which successfully took place earlier this month.

"We wanted to give Tom an extra few days to make sure that he's at 100% before he puts one foot on the road," said Slayer's manager Rick Sales. We apologise for any confusion that this has caused, but Tom and the band want the fans to get the best Slayer shows possible."

The St. Louis date, originally scheduled for June 12, has been moved to June 21; Chicago, originally set for June 13, is now scheduled for June 20. The entire itinerary for Slayer's ""Unholy Alliance Tour: Preaching to the Perverted," featuring Lamb of God, Children of Bodom, Mastodon, and Thine
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All That Remains Post Update, New Song Online

All That Remains have posted an update on their MySpace page, where the band has unveiled another song from the forthcoming The Fall of Ideals:

"Ok so here ya go. The first real taste of the new disc. The first song you're probly gonna listen to is 'This Calling'. It's the first song we wrote for the new disc, we were playin it on Arch Enemy so some people may be familiar with it. And then we have 'The Weak Willed' This song is directed twards all the people who think we are gonna go all soft. We are far heavier now than ever. I think that's awsome and hope you do to. So yeah listen and enjoy!!!"

All That Remains have kicked off the European edition of Sounds of the Underground 2006, and upon wrapping that tour up, the band will head back to the United States to tour alongside Unearth before joining Ozzfest in late June.

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Beseech Confirm Spanish and Portuguese Live Dates

Swedish gothic metallers BESEECH have announced a string of Spanish and Portuguese live dates in June with TO/DIE/FOR and REVEREND BIZARRE dubbed Summer Blast Fests. Upcoming Beseech live dates currently include:

June (with To/Die/For And Reverend Bizarre)
14 - Porto, Portugal at Hard Club
15 - Vigo, Spain at Nova Olimpia
16 - Spain at tba
17 - Almada, Portugal at Culto

July
1 - Vana-Vigala, Estonia at Hard Rock Lager Festival
29 - Ulricehamn, Sweden at Sjuhäradsfestivalen

August
26 at Mudersbach Open Air - Mudersbach, Germany

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New York's Death in the Forest Festival Saved

According to their official website, New York's Death in the Forest festival is saved:

"The fest will be now held on top of a mountain - Catskill Mountain Ranch!!. There is camping, skateboarding and even paintball! The fest is saved and it's right up the street (approx. 15+ miles). Thanks for your patience.

538 Mt. Vernon Road • Wurtsboro, NY 12790

New set times will be posted shortly."

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Lamb of God Set New Album Title & Release Date

"Metal Injection", the Internet streaming video show, was recently granted exclusive access to LAMB OF GOD's recording studios where the band are currently working on their new album, "Sacrament", for a tentative August 22 release via Epic Records.

In the episode, which is currently airing at this location, Randy Blythe gives a tour of LAMB OF GOD's recording facilities — the Sound of Music Studios in Richmond, VA. He shows the viewer the entire setup for the upcoming record, and gives his first interview since the recording process began, in which he discusses their new record, the songwriting process, possible guests on the record, their upcoming Unholy Alliance tour with SLAYER, and future touring plans. "Metal Injection" also managed to sneak in a new riff into this episode. Also featured on this episode of "Metal Injection", the crew stops by Melissa Cross's studio where she is giving vocal lessons to Angela Gossow of ARCH ENEMY, as well as videos from LAMB OF GOD, ARCH ENEMY, MASTODON, CONVERGE, ORIGIN, and much more.

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Overcast Nearly Finished Recording Long Awaited CD

OVERCAST, the reunited Massachusetts band which features in its ranks KILLSWITCH ENGAGE bassist Mike D'Antonio and SHADOWS FALL singer Brian Fair, recently entered the studio to begin re-recording 10-14 classic tracks and laying down two previously unreleased songs for a full-length album entitled "Reborn to Kill Again". Adam Dutkiewicz (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) has signed on as producer of this endeavor for which a label deal has yet to be announced. The band issued the following update on the studio sessions:

"We are nearing the final days of the new OVERCAST recording. After today, just two days are left at the studio. Boy, oh boy, we could not be happier at the outcome of these new OVERCAST recording sessions. These songs have truly taken on a much meaner, more brutal tone than ever before. Words can't begin to describe how unbelievably proud we are of this. It seems that we have finally full realized his juggernaut of pummeling potential OVERCAST possesses. (Took long enough right?)"

OVERCAST's last performance for the foreseeable future will take place on Thursday, June 8, 2006 upstairs at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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Kerrang Release 25th Anniversary CD In June Issue

"Kerrang! Magazine" will be celebrating their 25th birthday with a new compilation CD that will be given away with its June 06th issue (in UK stores on May 31st). Entitled "High Voltage", the CD will see various contemporary bands cover classic rock and metal songs, 10 of which were recorded exclusively for the CD. The track listing for the outing is as follows:
01 - Fall Out Boy - "Start Today" (Gorilla Biscuits cover)
02 - Aiden - "Die, Die My Darling" (The Misfits cover) (exclusive)
03 - Avenged Sevenfold - "Walk" (Pantera cover) (exclusive)
04 - Killswitch Engage - "Holy Diver" (Dio cover) (exclusive)
05 - Biffy Clyro - "Buddy Holly" (Weezer cover) (exclusive)
06 - Fightstar - "My Own Summer (Shove It)" (Deftones cover) (exclusive)
07 - The Dillinger Escape Plan - "Jesus Christ Pose" (Soundgarden cover) (exclusive)
08 - Still Remains - "Head Like A Hole" (Nine Inch Nails cover) (exclusive)
09 - Deftones - "Simple Man" (Lynyrd Skynyrd cover)
10 - The Answer - "Sweet Emotion" (Aerosmith cover) (exclusive)
11 - Bullet For My Valentine - "Crazy Train" (Ozzy Osbourne cover) (exclusive)
12 - 36 Crazyfists - "Digging The Grave" (Faith No More cover) (exclusive)
13 - Arch Enemy - "Symphony Of Destruction" (Megadeth cover)
14 - Atreyu - "You Give Love A Bad Name" (Bon Jovi cover)
15 - NOFX - "Straight Edge" (Minor Threat cover)

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NY's Death in the Forest Festival In Jeopardy

TJ Morris of Watchers Entertainment, one of the organizers of the Death In The Forest Festival — set to take place May 20 in Middletown, New York — has issued the following update:

"Due to the inclement weather, death in the forest 2006 will be moved from the Orange County Fair grounds. YES, MOVED FROM THE ORANGE COUNTY FAIR GROUNDS. As we aware that many people will be in the area on May 19th for the 1349/ BELPHEGOR/ TYPHUS/ ENGORGE signing at rock fantasy, and have also made hotel arrangements for the nights of may 19th and 20th in the Middletown area, we are doing everything in our power to relocate to a venue within close proximity of the Orange County Fair Grounds. I realize a great deal of you are probably pissed, thinking to yourself 'WHAT THE FUCK!?!?!' Well, that’s exactly how we feel about this situation as well. However, there has been rain in this area for the last three days, and another five days of rain is forecasted. Even if it dried up by May 20th, the grounds at the OC Fair would not support the weight of our equipment. So, once again, we are going to have to move the fest. We are frantically looking for a venue that is A) Large enough to suppo rt 2/3 stages, B) open to the idea of a black metal / death metal festival, and C) available for the dates of May 19th (setup) May 20th (event) and May 21st (break-down). If anyone OWNS, OR KNOWS SOMEONE WHO OWNS, such a spot in the Middletown, NY area, or in close proximity, please feel free to contact us. We have tried every conceivable venue in the area, and are getting stonewalled. More...

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New Coldseed Audio Samples Online

Six audio clips from COLDSEED's upcoming debut album, "Completion Makes the Tragedy", have been posted online.

COLDSEED is the new band featuring former BLIND GUARDIAN/current SAVAGE CIRCUS skinsman Thomen Stauch and SOILWORK singer Björn "Speed" Strid. "Completion Makes the Tragedy" is scheduled for release on June 30 via Nuclear Blast Records. You can check out the cover artwork for the CD, which being mixed by Dirk Schlächter (GAMMA RAY). Photos from the recording sessions can be found here.

Strid had previously described COLDSEED's music as "a mixture between RAMMSTEIN and ALICE IN CHAINS."

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Suicide Silence, All Shall Perish Tour Dates

Suicide Silence, All Shall Perish, Light This City, and Nights Like These will be touring together this summer. Too Pure To Die will also appear on most of the tour. Here are the tour dates so far:

7/14 Ogden, UT @ Club Boom Va
7/15 Albuquerque, NM @ The Compound
7/16 Tulsa, OK @ The Pinkeye
7/17 Wichita, KS @ Eagles Lodge North
7/18 Omaha, NE
7/19 St. Louis, MO
7/20 Valparaiso, IN @ Valparaiso Armory More...

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Blind Guardian Film 'Another Stranger Me' Video

German power metallers BLIND GUARDIAN will be shooting a video later this month for the track "Another Stranger Me". The clip will be be the first with drummer Frederik Ehmke, who replaced Thomen Stauch in 2005.

As previously reported, BLIND GUARDIAN have confirmed "A Twist in the Myth" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in September via Nuclear Blast Records.

"A Twist in the Myth" track listing:

01. This Will Never End (5:07)
02. Otherland (5:14)
03. Turn the Page (4:16)
04. Fly (5:43)
05. Carry the Blessed Home (4:03)
06. Another Stranger Me (4:36)
07. Straight through the Mirror (5:48)
08. Lionheart (4:15)
09. Skalds and Shadows (3:13)
10. The Edge (4:27)
11. The New Order (4:49)

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Darkane Film Hometown Show For Possible DVD

Swedish thrashers DARKANE have just returned from being on tour in Europe with SADUS and GORY BLISTER. Here's the official update from DARKANE guitarist Christofer Malmström:

"We had a great time and the audiences were fantastic! After returning home to our hometown Helsingborg, we played a show here and filmed it with nine cameras for a possible DVD. We are gonna listen to/watch the results within the upcoming days and see if it's worth working on (mixing the sound and editing the video). If it's good we might release it later this year together with extra material from our career. We've always brought a video camera on tours and studio recordings, so it might be a lot of fun to watch."

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Diecast Prepare To Record New Album

Diecast have set "Internal Revolution" as the title of their highly anticipated new album, which is currently set for a September 19th release through Century Media Records. The group will hit the studio with acclaimed producer Zeuss (Hatebreed, Shadows Fall) next week, and this will also serve as their first recording effort with an entirely new rhythm section composed of Dennis Pavia (drums) and Brad Horion (bass). Diecast are now more focused and determined than ever and can't wait to show the world what they are truly capable of creating.

Paul Stoddard (vocals) checks in with the following report: "What's up bitches, sorry I haven't done this in awhile, but, as I'm sure you've already heard, a lot of shit has gone down. Long-time drummer Jason Costa is no longer with us, and we wish him best of luck in life. The losses don't end there. After a lengthy time of self-reflection, Jeremy Wooden has decided to hang up his bass. He was the father of Diecast and is still considered a brother to all. We wish Jeremy and his lovely girlfriend Adriana nothing but the best for there future, and he will be terribly missed.

"As they say, with loss comes gain. It's with great pleasure that I get to announce two new members to the Diecast family. Please welcome Dennis Pavia (drums) and Brad Horion (bass). Dennis came to us before we even started officially looking for a replacement. We were so taken by his skill and ability to learn the material so quickly that we knew he would be the perfect fit. Brad (former bass player for Breadinground) has been our tour manager for quite some time now and even filled in for Jeremy on our European tour with Napalm Death. We are extremely proud to have both of these bitches now along for the ride and expect everyone to welcome them in with proper hazing and abuse.

"To our fans and friends, let there be no worries at all. Diecast are now stronger than ever. We Just finished writing our new record, Internal Revolution, and I think it's going to be one of the most diverse records to hit our scene to date. Guaranteed to be something for everyone. We start recording the new record next week in Hadly, Massachusetts with the well-known producer Zeuss, the god of recording heavy bands. We'll continue to check in throughout the recording process. Thanks to all of our fans and friends who have been supporting us through all the shit we've been going through. We can't wait to party with every one of you. See you all soon."

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My Bitter End Set To Record New Album

My Bitter End will enter The Basement Studios with producer Jamie King at the end of this month to begin recording a new album. Titled "The Renovation," the effort will be mastered by Alan Douches and will hit streets in September via Uprising Records. Here's the track listing:

01. It's Time (intro)
02. Becoming Misfortune
03. To All Things Expendable...
04. Salvage The Structure
05. The Suberbs Breed Showmen
06. Comfortable With Corpses
07. The Renovation
08. Finding Level Ground
09. Dirt Helmet
10. Instrumental
11. A Proper Sendoff

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Black Label Society Postpone UK Tour

Black Label Society have now postponed their September UK tour, until early next year. The re-scheduled dates confirmed so far are:

March 4 - Glasgow Carling Academy
March 6 - Newcastle Carling Academy
March 9 - London Brixton Carling Academy

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Deicide Announces Support Acts For US Tour

JUNGLE ROT, HURTLOCKER and DESOLATION have been confirmed as the support acts for DEICIDE on their fall 2006 U.S. tour. The trek, which will kick off September 20 and run through October 31, will include stops in the following cities, among others: Virginia Beach, Va.; Allentown, Pa.; Manchester, N.H.; and Cleveland, Oh.

As previously reported, DEICIDE have confirmed an all-ages CD release show commemorating 06/06/06 (June 6) and the release of their new album, "The Stench of Redemption". The concert will take place at the Iliff Park Saloon in Aurora, Colorado, near Denver. Plans also exist for DEICIDE to head over to Japan before the end of the year.

The follow-up to 2004's "Scars of the Crucifix", "The Stench of Redemption" was recorded at Morrisound in Tampa, Florida and marks the first recording with the new DEICIDE lineup following the departure of the Hoffman brothers. Joining frontman Glen Benton and drummer Steve Asheim in the new formation are guitarists Jack Owen (ex-CANNIBAL CORPSE) and Ralph Santolla (ex-ICED EARTH, DEATH).

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