Metal News for May 20, 2005
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Yesterday (May 19) afternoon, I caught up with Seether guitarists, Pat Callahan and Shaun Morgan, after they filmed an acoustic version of "Remedy" for the TV show Urban Rush in Vancouver. Throughout the whole interview, both of them kept gazing out the big windows that overlooked the Burrard Inlet and the mountains. After naming the places they were staring at, I asked them a few questions about touring and the new album, "Karma and Effect," which hit stores next Tuesday (May 24). More...
MINISTRY and its offshoot project the REVOLTING COCKS will be teaming up for a summer 2006 U.S. tour. More information will be made available during the coming months.
REVOLTING COCKS' current lineup includes MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen alongside Phil "Phildo" Owen (SKATENIGS), John Monte (M.O.D., MIND FUNK, DRAGPIPE), Mike Scaccia (RIGOR MORTIS, MINISTRY) and Mark Baker (ex-FEAR, HELLIONS, SHADOW REICHENSTEIN).
MINISTRY recently completed a U.S. tour in support of their latest CD, "Houses of the Molé", available now on Sanctuary Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Animositisomina" was recorded at El Paso's Sonic Ranch studios and marks the group's first release since the departure of longtime bassist Paul Barker.
Poison The Well have now begun recording their next album. The group is currently in Umea, Sweden (with producers Pelle Henricsson and Eskil Lovstrom) recording vocals for the effort's first batch of songs. The album will feature twelve tracks, and according to the band, "it's been a very awesome, unique experience so far." The current session will be finished at the end of this month, with PTW going back to the studio in early-June to resume recording. Neither title, nor release date for the record have been announced thus far.
NILE have unveiled a new e-card previewing two songs from their highly anticipated new album "Annihilation of the Wicked". The new NILE album hits stores on May 24 in North America (one day earlier internationally) via Relapse Records. You can check out the e-card, which contains the new NILE songs "Lashed to the Slave Stick" and "Sacrifice Unto Sebek" as well as tour dates, pre-order and e-mail / AIM-to-a-friend capabilities at this location. Additionally, several brand new images from NILE's two recent official photo shoots (with photographers Scott Kinkade and Selena Salfen) as well as the album art for "Annihilation of the Wicked" have been made posted online.
According to Children of Bodom fansite Scythes-of-Bodom.com, their new album, "Are You Dead Yet?" will have 9 songs on it, including "Trashed, Lost & Strungout" (with the vocals and leads re-done), "Are You Dead Yet?," "Punch Me I Bleed," "In Your Face" and a Bodom-related track which its name remains a secret. The album was recorded and produced by Mikko Karmila in Helsinki. It was be mixed and mastered in Finnvox Studios later on. For more information and an interview with Alexi about the new album, visit Scythes-of-Bodom.com.
"Are You Dead Yet?" will be released in Finland on September 14 and internationally on September 19.
The international release date for Rammstein's single "Ohne Dich" is at the end of May. For exact release dates and countries, visit the official Rammstein website and click on the "Extras" link in the menu.
While in LA, Soilwork shot the next video for the song "Nerve," off their latest album, "Stabbing the Drama." You can check out the shoot at this location. More pictures of Soilwork on the road has been posted at this location.
Somewhere in Arizona the mixing and mastering of Soulfly's upcoming release - titled "Dark Ages" - is happening. Track listing for this release is shaping up as follows:
The Dark Ages
I And I
Feel The Hate
Word has it there will also be one more additional track on the release, which has yet-to-be-named. Mixing duties are being handled by Terry Date, and "Dark Ages" is currently scheduled for a mid-September release.
The mixing of Chimaira's 3rd full-length - titled "Chimaira" - is currently going on in the UK with Colin Richardson, along with Mark Hunter and Rob Arnold. Here is the tracklisting for the new album:
01. Nothing Remains
02. Save Ourselves
03. Inside The Horror
06. Left For Dead
07. Everything You Love
09. Pray For All
God Forbid guitarist Dallas Coyle has left the following update on God Forbid's official website:
This is Dallas here to let you guys know what’s been going on with us. We just finished the Black White Dead All Over tour at the end of April and it was a complete success. I’d like to thank all the people for coming out to the shows and showing us some love. We met a lot of cool people and went to a lot of familiar and unfamilar cities. Good times. I’d also like to thank all the bands on the Black White Dead All Over tour: It Dies Today, Caliban and Full Blown Chaos.
One day after we finished the tour Corey went into Trax East with producer/long time friend Eric Rachel (Every Time I Die, A Perfect Murder) to lay down the drums for the new record. "IV: Constitution Of Treason." Currently, we are in the middle of doing guitar and vocals at Audio Hammer Studios with Jason Suecof (Trivium, Cannae) and everything so far is sounding really special. It’s such a relaxed atmosphere (with the occasional meltdown) that I feel kinda guilty about it:) You guys should have a new God Forbid record by the end of the year. And don’t worry you won’t be disappointed. We’ll be having some video up of our recording sessions so keep a look out. We’re a bunch of crazy fuckers as you’ll all soon see.
We have a some features on www.f-p-e.com with Ferrante’s Power Equipment. I have one of the riffs of the month and Doc and I give some tips on guitar playing. They also have a live clip of one of our new songs “Divinity”. Check out if you’re a gear head, if you want learn some techniques on guitar or if you want a sneak peak at some new GF.
Well, I gotta get going and get back to the studio. Keep rockin out there and raise the new flag!