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Metal News for May 24, 2008

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16 news articles posted on this day.

Bruce Dickinson Calls Out Pot Smoker During Show

Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson was filmed shouting at a pot smoker "Would you please put that fucking shit out?" by a fan during the "Somewhere Back In Time - World Tour 08". Bruce identifies the person in the crowd and also states "I really hate the stink of that" and "My lungs are trying to work up here, dude". The full video can be viewed below. More...

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Exit to Eternity Posts New Song Online

New York thrashers, Exit to Eternity, have posted a new demo song, "Wings of Defiance," on their MySpace page. The song is one of the six tracks in pre-production.

Upcoming Exit to Eeternity shows are as follows:

6/21 - Jackson, New Jersey @ SIX FLAGS GREAT ADVENTURE
6/28 - Pawcatuck, Connecticut @ WAKE HOUSE
7/04 - Brooklyn, New York @ LUCKY 13 SALOON
7/05 - New York, New York @ACE OF CLUBS
7/18 - Staten Island, New York @ L’AMOUR
8/02 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania @ RIDE FOR DIME PHILADELPHIA
8/23 - New York, New York @ THE KNITTING FACTORY

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Morphia Calls It A Day

Gothic doom metal band Morphia has officially split up. The band issued the following statement on their website:

"Two years ago, we were standing at the crossroads. Over the years, we moved further apart and got involved in busy jobs and family lives, which made it very difficult for us to rehearse, work on new material and perform live on a regular basis. Then two members left the band and we had to ask ourselves whether or not we wanted to disband completely. With a new line up and renewed energy, we decided to give it another shot. But before too long, the jobs and families regained their position on top of our list of priorities. Now, we have found ourselves in the same situation as we were a few years ago. This time, however, we decided that it would be better to disband."

Morphia's final show will be at Brainstorm Festival in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. The show will be recorded and released on DVD at an undetermined date.

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Borknagar Parts Ways With Drummer

Norwegian black metal band Borknagar have parted ways with their drummer Asgeir Mickelson, who has been with the band since 1999.

Borknagar's guitarist Øystein Brun issued the following statement:

"Due to the latest years evolving differences in musical ideas and visions, Asgeir Mickelson has decided to quit Borknagar. The spilt happens in friendly manner and with mutual respect for the decision that he has made. He will remain a good friend of the band. We wish to thank him for a great collaboration over the years and the best of luck with future endeavours! The split will have little or no effect on the schedule of the forthcoming album. We are currently working on pre- productions and we are heading for an early- next- year release. As stated before, the new album will regain the musical forces that dominated the 4 first albums. So beware!"

Asgeir Mickelson has played bass and guitar for a variety of metal bands, most recently providing the drumming on the upcoming Ihsahn album "angL".

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Dour Cursiva Seeks New Bassist

Rhode Island's Dour Cursiva is looking for a new bassist. Candidates must be able to play weekend shows and regional tours, practice 2-3 days per week, possess transportation and equipment, and be a dedicated and serious musician. Contact the group at dour_cursiva@hotmail.com for additional information.

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Origin Premieres “Finite” Video

ORIGIN premiered their video for "Finite," the first from their brand new album, "Antithesis," yesterday on Headbanger's Blog, the online forum for MTV's 'Headbanger's Ball' (international / non-US viewers can view the video on YouTube). The "Finite" video will see its televised premiere on today's (May 24) edition of Headbanger's Ball on MTV2.

The video was shot in Brooklyn, NY with director David Brodsky for MyGoodEye. ORIGIN is currently on tour in support of Antithesis, rounding out their U.S. run with labelmates DYING FETUS over the weekend followed by a month-long headlining tour of Europe. ORIGIN will also be performing at a number of festivals while in Europe including Hellfest, Protzen Open Air, Neurotic Death Fest, Death Feast Fest, and more.

ORIGN released "Antithesis" in early April, breaking in at #21 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. Audio samples taken from "Antithesis" can be heard now via the band's official MySpace and this media player.

Here are Origin's latest tour dates, with more expected to be announced soon: More...

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Dysrhythmia Announces U.S. Tour

Progressive instrumental trio DYSRHYTHMIA has announced a month-long U.S. headlining tour. This tour will kick-off on June 5th in Philadelphia, PA and will include special guests HEX MACHINE, TRIAC, OXBOW, AMERICAN HERITAGE, and more along the way.

DYSRHYTHMIA is currently writing their follow-up album to 2006's "Barriers and Passages." The band's latest release was a split CD with the U.K.'s ROTHKO released last August. Audio samples taken from the split, as well as the band's previous releases, can be heard via the DYSRHYTHMIA MySpace page.

Here are the latest Dysrhythmia tour dates: More...

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FEARnet Premieres Coheed And Cambria Video

FEARnet, the world's premier destination for horror film enthusiasts, is set to become the exclusive host of the director's cut of the infamous Coheed and Cambria video for their current single, "Feathers." The Hitchcockian black and white video, is a dark comedy, directed by Marc Klasfeld (Gnarls Barkley, Foo Fighters, Bloodhound Gang) and focuses on a "perfect" 1950s American family who have a very naughty secret. "Feathers" stars Rena Riffel, known for her roles in "Mulholland Drive" and "Dante's Cove," as the cheerful stay-at-home mom ala "Ozzie and Harriet," but this mom has more than a conniving grin. Reminiscent of the works of David Lynch and John Waters, what appears normal on the surface is not quite so when you take a closer look. Klasfeld's cut contains mildly graphic scenes that were not in the MTV version of the video. More...

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Danzig Announces Tour With Dimmu Borgir

Danzig will embark on their "Blackest of the Black" tour this summer and joining them will be Dimmu Borgir, Moonspell, Skeletonwitch and Winds Of Plague. The tour is set to go all over the United States and will venture into Canada aswell. Stay tuned for tour dates and more information.

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Tygers Of Pan Tang Issue New Album Release Details

NWOBHM heroes TYGERS OF PAN TANG have issued the following update:

"The brand new album Animal Instinct is in the shops and available online NOW. If you have not got a copy check out the website www.tygersofpantang.com for more information. The pre-orders have completely sold out and have been removed from the site, watch out for the draw each month to claim your prizes.

I have release dates for Europe now as 9th June (Italy, Germany, Scandinavia) and the Japan release will be through our new partner Marquee/Avalon in mid-July.

This is a real milestone in the resurgence of the band and as always we would like to thank you all for your continued support

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Demon Hunter Announces Portland Meet And Greet

Christian metallers Demon Hunter have announced that they will take part in a meet and greet session on May 27th in Portland, Oregon at 6pm. The address to head to is

Christian Supply Inc.
10209 SE Division
Portland, Oregon 97266

Aswell as signings, there will also be raffles and prizes.

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Ratt Announces More Tour Dates

80's mainstays Ratt have lined up some more North American tour dates which are as follows:

June 14 - Piercy, CA - Redwood River Run @ Riverview Ranch
June 20 - Cincinnati, OH - Annie's
June 21 - Bay City, MI - Bay City River Roar @ Veterans Memorial Park
June 27 - Monterrey, MEX - Studio 183
July 03 - Calgary, ALB - Snatch Lounge
July 05 - International Falls, MN - The Roadhouse (CanAm Rock Festival)
July 09 - Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma

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Hatebreed Posts New Video Online

Hatebreed have posted the new video for the song "Never Let It Die" online. You can check it out below. The video will be the last to made from the "Supremacy" album as the band will be releasing other projects in the near future including a covers album and a live DVD.

The band have also confirmed that the live DVD will be entitled "LIve Dominance" and is set for a September release. More...

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Jagermeister Summer Tour Dates Revealed

This summer will see the Jagermeister summer tour head out on the road. On the bill will be Kittie, Dope, Anew Revolution and Panic Cell with Dirge (featuring ex-SOiL guitarist Shaun Glass) will also be appearing at selected shows.

July 2 - Springfield VA @ Jaxx
July 3 - Springfield VA @ Jaxx (sold out)
July 4 - Spartanburg SC @ Ground Zero
July 5 - Fayetteville NC @ Jesters
July 6 - Jacksonville NC @ Hooligans
July 8 - NYC NY @ Blender Theater
July 9 - Hartford CT @ The Webster
July 10 - Allentown PA @ Crocodile Rock
July 11 - Cleveland OH @ Peabody’s
July 12 - Detroit MI @ Harpos
July 13 - Grand Rapids MI @ Intersection
July 15 - Milwaukee WI @ The Rave *
July 16 - Maplewood MN @ The Rock
July 17 - Cedar Falls IA @ The Reverb
July 18 - Chicago IL @ The Metro *

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Scorpions Announces Chicago Show

Legendary German rockers The Scorpions have added a show in Chicago to their tour schedule. Full dates are as follows:

30 - Greifswald, Germany - Volksstadion

7 - Tampere, Finland - Sauna Open Air

25 - Kotka, Finland - Maritime Festival

1 - Kelseyville, CA - Joe Mazzola Showroom - Konocti (with SAMMY HAGAR)
2 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheater (with Sammy Hagar)
3 - Costa Mesa, CA - Pacific Amphitheatre @ Orange Co. Fair (with Sammy Hagar)
5 - Tucson, AZ - AVA Amphitheatre (with Sammy Hagar)
8 - Minneapolis, MN - Myth
9 - Sparta, WI - Fort McCoy Army Base
10 - Chicago, IL - Charter One Pavilion
24 - Wolpertshausen, Germany - Air Field Hohenlohe
30 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Apoteose
31 - Goiânia, Brazil Ginasio - Goiania Arena

3 - Belém, Brazil - Cidade Folia
4 - Manaus, Brazil - Arena Amadeu Teixeira
6 - São Paulo, Brazil - Credicard Hall
7 - Recife, Brazil - Chevrolet Hall
10 - Belo Horizonte, Brazil - Mineirinho
12 - Ponta Grossa - Brazil - Centro de Eventos
17 - Guadalajara, México - Auditório Telmex
20 - México DF, México - Foro Sol
23 - Port Of Spain, Trinidad And Tobago - tba

25 - Strasbourg, France - Zenith Europe

2 - Tallin, Estonia
4 - Riga, Latvia (with orchestra)
6 - Vilnius, Lithuania (with orchestra)

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Vanmakt On The Hunt For A New Drummer

Black metallers Vanmakt have posted the following message:

"Since we have no drummer at the moment for live purpose, we are looking for one. So, if you live in Sweden, Denmark or Norway and feels that you want to join a hard working and serious band that wants to go all the way, don't hesitate to contact us, after reading these demands. If you dont fit this demands, please dont waste our time by contacting us. Thanks!


20 Years or older (We are 21-28)
Blasting in 280Bpm is a minimum!
Own your own stuff.
Have some kind of recording that we can listen to.

We are looking for someone that wants to be either a live member in Vanmakt or a full-time member. Since we aren't rehearsing that much everyone in the band needs to learn the songs at home so that when we rehearse, everyone knows what to do and its just to put everything together. this means that it doesn't really matter where you live in these countries as long as you can and will come when it is time for either gig or studio rehearsing. This requires a person with discipline and access to either a practise kit at home or a rehearsal room for themselves.

Vanmakt isn't our daytime job, and we don't get a monthly pay-check. We are doing this because we believe in our music and not to get rich. If we wanted to get rich, we would play pop, but that's not what we are doing, so a new member also needs to have this in mind.

If you feel that you have what it takes, please send a mail to drummer@vanmakt.com.

Include some information about yourself and links to where we can listen or download tracks in which you play.

That's it! Don't hesitate to send your questions to us for more information!

PS: We will enter EPM Studio at June 5th to record our second album Ad Luciferi Regnum so it can take some time before we answer any mails, but we will respond as soon as we can!"

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