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Metal News for May 18, 2008

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16 news articles posted on this day.

Keep Of Kalessin Issues Post-Tour Update

Keep Of Kalessin has issued a post-tour update after arriving home from their North American tour with Dimmu Borgir and Behemoth:

"Keep Of Kalessin has returned to Norway after an amazing north American tour with Dimmu Borgir and Behemoth. We're very happy with this tour and it's definitely the best tour we have done so far in our career. All three bands delivered amazing shows every night and everyone were super-cool people to hang out with! We definitely made some lifelong friends on this tour.

"We did a total of 27 shows all across North America and all shows were sold out or close to sold out. With venues ranging from 1000 to 2500 in capacity, I'd say that is very good for an extreme metal tour like this! It was also great to see that most of the people showed up early enough to see Keep Of Kalessin's set and we met a lot of fans that had been waiting a long time for our arrival in the US, and we also gained a lot of new fans. We tried to sign and meet our fans every night and the feedback from all of you was just great! We truly appreciate all the support!!"

Immediately upon returning home, with only a day of rest in between, the band set out to Gothenburg to shoot their new video for the song "Ascendant." The video is directed by Patrick Ullaeus, who is well known for his work with metal bands like Dimmu Borgir, Within Temptation, In Flames and more. The video will feature a performance video shot on a white screen/green screen.

You can currently hear the song "Ascendant" on the band's MySpace player as well.

Keep Of Kalessin's new album, "Kolossus," will be released in Europe on June 6 and North America on June 10.

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The Tidal Wave Metal Fest Line Up Announced

The Tidal Wave Metal Festival, born from the now defunct "Making Waves Festival," has announced a tentative lineup for the two-days free event. Celebrating it's 11th year of putting on the heaviest, FREE outdoor music festival on the west coast, Tidal Wave showcases the best thrash, doom, grind, punk, old school metal, etc., that the Bay Area, and beyond, has to offer.

The Tidal Wave is free to concert-goers, completely paid for by banner advertising, sponsorship, donations, and volunteers and is truly unlike any other music festival in existence. The free event is like a picnic in the park, with metal. You may bring whatever you want (dogs, food, coolers, cigarettes, mullets etc. are all ok). There will be raffles for merchandise donated from various sponsors and bands all day all day.

Here is the tentative line-up for The Tidal Wave 2008 festival:


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Darkthrone Reveals Box Set Details

Legendary black metallers Darkthrone will release a three CD box set on June 23rd entitled "Frostland Tapes". The set is a collection of all four of the bands demos and a recorded set in Denmark. Check out the tracklisting below.

Disc 1:

"Land Of Frost" Demo (1988)

01. Land of Frost
02. Winds of Triton
03. Forest of Darkness
04. Odyssey of Freedom
05. Day of the Dead

"A New Dimension" Demo (1988)

06. Intro: Twilight Dimension
07. Snowfall

"Thulcandra" Demo (1989)

08. Eon
09. Thulcandra
10. Archipelago
Extra track: "Soria Moria" More...

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Becoming The Archetype Announces Tour Dates

Becoming The Archetype have announced a tour for next month. Check the dates out below. Joining them on the tour will be Sea Of Treachery, Beneath The Sky and Afterimage.

Tour dates are:

6/14 Dayton, OH @ The Attic Club
6/15 South Bend, IN @ The Underground Cafe
6/16 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
6/17 Linthicum, MD @ St. Christopher's
6/18 Clinton , NJ @ The Aquifer
6/19 Long Island, NY @ Deuces Wild
6/20 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
6/21 Manchester, NH @ Rocko's
6/22 Tonawanda, NY @ American Legion
6/24 St. Catherine's, ON @ L3 Nightclub
6/25 London, ON @ London Music Hall
6/26 Grand Rapids, MI @ Skelletones
6/27 Chicago, IL @ Arlington KOC
6/28 Freeport, IL @ Freeport Convention Center
6/29 LaCrosse, WI @ The Warehouse
6/30 St. Paul, MN @ Station 4

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Forgotten Empire to release Sender Receiver 7"

Forgotten Empire Records has announced that they will be releasing experimental grindcore band Sender Receiver's "Plague Notes" 7" later this year. A tenative release date has been set for late September. More new on this release will be revealed in the coming months.

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Watch Pro Footage From Metallica's "Weenie Roast"

Blabbermouth.net reports: METALLICA topped the bill for the annual "Weenie Roast" festival sponsored by Los Angeles radio station KROQ-FM. The show, which took place last night (Saturday, May 17) at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine, California, also featured sets from THE OFFSPRING, THE RACONTEURS, RISE AGAINST, PENNYWISE, THE BRAVERY, SEETHER, SCARS ON BROADWAY and more.

METALLICA's setlist for the concert was as follows:

01. Creeping Death
02. Fuel
03. For Whom the Bell Tolls
04. Unforgiven
05. Wherever I May Roam
06. Harvester of Sorrow
07. The Memory Remains
08. Fade to Black
09. Master of Puppets
10. Battery
11. Sad But True
12. One
13. Enter Sandman
14. So What!
15. Seek and Destroy

You can watch professionally filmed video footage of Metallica's entire performance below (courtesy of "Finck310"). More...

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Judas Priest Guitarist Talks About "Nostradamus"

Jeb Wright from Classic Rock Revisited recently conducted an interview with JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing. Here are some extracts from the conversation:

Classic Rock Revisited: Do you consider "Nostradamus" to be a masterpiece?

K.K. Downing: "We said it is either a masterpiece or just a piece! It will be one or the other."

Classic Rock Revisited: How much did you know about Nostradamus?

K.K. Downing: "Zero. It wasn't too difficult to learn about him. Our manager printed a few things up for us to look at. When you start seeing things like he requested to be buried standing up then it gets interesting. He wore a medallion around his neck that had a year on it. The people that dug him up, when his body was exhumed, saw the year on the medallion and freaked out because it was the year they dug him up. The second time he was dug up was by soldiers who drank wine out of his skull. They got massacred on their way home. He also dabbled in Metal by mixing metals together – he probably was getting high off the fumes. I am not saying I am a believer but he had a lot of really cool Metal content in his life. It was quite a journey and a challenge for us to do. The emotions are really there. We have put our emotions into our music before but this is just a lot more in depth." More...

Read the full article at Classic Rock Revisited.

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Grave Maker Announces Canadian Tour Dates

Canadian hardcore band Grave Maker kicked off a Canadian tour the end of last week. Here are the remaining tour dates:

05/18 Squamish BC @ The Garage
05/20 Kelowna BC @ East Kelowna Community Center
05/21 Nelson BC @ Nelson District Youth Center
05/22 Lethbridge AB @ The Medicine Tree Center
05/23 Calgary AB @ Windsor Part Community Center
05/24 Edmonton AB @ Avenue Skatepark
05/25 Red Deer AB @ Gaetz Ave. United Church
05/26 Okotoks AB @ Elks Hall
05/27 Saskatoon SK @ Walkers Nightclub
05/28 Regina SK @ The Oddfellows
05/29 Dauphin MB @ Kinsman Hall
05/30 Brandon MB @ East Bridge Community Center
05/31 Winnipeg MB @ Robin Park Community Center
06/01 Winnipeg MB @ The Albert
06/02 Thunder Bay ON @ Disgraceland
06/03 Sault Saint Marie ON @ The Speak Easy
06/04 Toronto ON @ The Reverb
06/05 TBA
06/06 Sarnia ON @ Royal Canadian Naval Legion
06/07 Windsor ON @ Bodogs
06/08 London ON @ The Embassy
06/09 Niagra Falls ON @ 4455

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Cyanosis Signs To Amputated Vein Records

Amputated Vein Records recently announced the new signing of Cyanosis, a brutal pummeling death metal band from Wisconsin. Their debut full-length CD, "Methods," which was released in 1999, will be released as a CD with 3 new tracks entitled "Conceiving Abhorrence" around June or July.

In the meantime, you can check out some of Cyanosis' music on their myspace page.

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Worship To Release Doom EP Trilogy

Funeral Doomers WORSHIP are working on a conceptional trilogy of EPs called "Elemental Doom Trilogy." The first installment will be shipped in June, and can be preordered today. Each EP focuses on a raw, primal theme, the first being "Wood", and both bands of the split 7" provide a song based on that theme.

The split partner on "Wood" is Persistence in Mourning (USA), known from the Thergothon Tribute CD.

Worship's contribution is "Baumvater," a song written in 1995 by band member Satachrist, constituting the band's first non-cover which was not written by The Doommonger, who contributed the lyrics, though, partially in German in contrast to their latest release "Dooom." There are other differences as well, as EPs allow for more liberty, and there might be some groove and some harder elements as well on this one.

The cover is designed by Gustavo Sazes, who received huge praise for his Digipack artwork for "Dooom." The 7" comes in a nice cardboard sleeve. Although label Endzeit Elegies reacted to the speed in which some of the past EPs were sold out, the first EP on Worship's own label will still be limited, and preordering is heavily advised and can currently be done online here.

Distributors who want to carry this title can contact Endzeit Elegies info EndzeitElegies com. The complete list of distributors will be announced soon on the label's website.

Here are the latest "10 Years Of WORSHIP" tour dates: More...

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Stream Coldworker's "Rotting Paradise" Album

"Rotting Paradise," the second full-length album from Swedish Death Metal monsters Coldworker is featured on the alternative website www.3voor12.nl and can be streamed in its entirety from May 15th to May 25th here.

"Rotting Paradise" is produced by Dan Swano (a.o. Hail of Bullets, Edge of Sanity, Dissection, Katatonia) and features art and packaging courtesy of Orion Landau (Kiss, Marylin Manson, Slayer,Nile, High on Fire). The album is scheduled for a May 19th international release.

Coldworker wil also perform at the Neurotic Death Fest, May 30th in the 013 Tilburg.

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Drowning Pool Singer Slams Papa Roach

Drowning Pool vocalist Ryan McCombs has posted two blogs recently regarding a show the band performed with Papa Roach, Alter Bridge and Rev Theory. Check them out below:

"The powers that be have been after me for some time to write another blog. Hell, at one point it was even suggested that I try to start some controversy with some other acts. You know the old 'no such thing as bad press' BS. It was suggested that I take a shot at Kid Rock one time. WHAT??? Here's a dude that marches the same path we do supporting our troops. Yeah, right, I'll get right on that.

"Actually, I will, but not at Kid Rock. Hell, I respect the guy — why would I do that?! I need a reason to be a prick. Anyone out there that knows me knows that much. So let me get to it. Let me make everyone happy.

"I'm sitting here in Mt. Clemens, Michigan at a radio show for WRIF, a bad-ass station up here in these parts. On the bill tonight was four bands that led us to look forward to this show tonight. REV THEORY, who we've been on the road with for a few shows here the past couple of weeks. ALTER BRIDGE, who I have no idea about, and PAPA ROACH, who happens to be 10th Street (our management) family of ours. Family, my ass. More...

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Awaiting The Autopsy Debut Set For Summer

The debut full length of German brutal death metal band Awaiting The Autopsy will be co-released by Crematorium Recoirds and Amputated Vein Records Expect the release of this album around summer 2008. In the meantime, you can check out some of the band's material on their MySpace page.

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Deadbird Plans Summer Tour

Deadbird's first tour supporting "Twilight Ritual" (available June 24th) will include dates with Only Living Witness, Harvey Milk, Growing, and Black Tusk. Here are the latest Deadbird summer tour dates:

Sat. June 14th Memphis, TN @ The Buccaneer w/ Seahag
Sun. June 15th Nashville, TN @ Springwater
Mon. June 16th Chicago, IL @ The Note
Tues June 17th Indianapolis, IN @ Melody Inn
Weds. June 18th Akron, OH @ Annabelle's w/ Rue
Thurs. June 19th Pittsburgh, PA @ 31st St Pub w/ Serious Grind
Fri. June 20th New York, NY @ Knitting Factory w/ Harvey Milk, Growing, & Bloody Panda
Sat. June 21st Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East w/ Only Living Witness
Sun. June 22nd Philadelphia, PA @ Millcreek Tavern
Mon. June 23rd Baltimore, MD @ Talking Head Club w/ Wooly Mammoth
Tues. June 24th Richmond, VA @ Wonderland w/ Hail!Hornet
Weds. June 25th Wilmington, NC @ Reggie's w/ Black Tusk & Sourvein
Thurs. June 26th Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn w/ Black Tusk & Zoroaster
Fri. June 27th Orlando, FL@ The Haven w/ Black Tusk
Sat. June 28th Tampa, FL @ Transitions Art Gallery (Skate Park of Tampa) w/ Black Tusk & Dark Castle
Sun. June 29th Need Help
Mon. June 30th New Orleans, LA @ TBA
Tues. July 1st Houston, TX @ Rudyard's British Pub
Weds. July 2nd San Antonio, TX @ Rock Bottom
Thurs. July 3rd Austin, TX @ Red 7 w/ Mala Suerte
Fri. July 4th Dallas, TX @ Red Blood Club w/ Mala Suerte
Sat. July 5th Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music w/ Mala Suerte

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Prey For Nothing, K-Nine Sign To Rusty Cage

Rusty Cage Records has announced the signing of Israeli melodic deathmetal band Prey For Nothing and Norwegian nu-metal/hardcore hybrid K-Nine.

You can check out their recording sessions at the Hansen Studio (Mercenary, Volbeat, Leatherwolf, Hatesphere, Non-Divine) at the Prey For Nothing section of their label's site. Expect their debut album, "Violence Divine," to be released in September 2008.

K-Nine will play at this year's NORWAY ROCKFESTIVAL together with Motorhead, Pain, Soilwork, Audrey Horne, Alice Cooper, Helloween and other fine acts. You can check out the K-nine section or listen to some tracks from the new album with the MP3 player at the homepage of the RCR site. Their latest 6-track album "Dead worlds poetry" will be avalaible in stores June 2008.

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Fierce Allegiance Heads Out w/ Vital Remains

Fierce Allegiance just departed on a U.S. tour with Vital Remains, Skinless, and Infernaeon. There are a few off-days due to cancellations that the band could use some help booking. You can contact them on their MySpace page if you can help out.

May 17 - Cleveland, Ohio @ Jigsaw w/ Vital Remains, Skinless, Infernaeon
May 18 - Louisville, Kentucky @ Mayhem in May Festival w/ Vital Remains, Incantation, Skinless, Infernaeon, and 30 other bands!
May 19 - Fayettsville, Arkansas @ Old Post Office w/ Vital Remains, Infernaeon, Vore
May 20 - Sauget, Illinois @ Pops w/ Vital Remains, Infernaeon
May 21 - Springfield, Missouri @ Outland Club w/ Infernaeon (Prosthetic)
May 22 - San Antonio, Texas @ Underground Club w/ Infernaeon
May 23 - Dallas, Texas @ Red Blood Club w/ nfernaeon
May 25 - Houston, Texas @ Meridian w/ Infernaeon
May 26 - Metairie/New Orleans, Louisiana @ The Bar w/ Infernaeon
May 27 - Tallahassee, Florida Beta Bar w/ Infernaeon

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