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Metal News for May 28, 2005

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11 news articles posted on this day.

Will Smith To Join Wicked Wisdom On Ozzfest?

Jada Pinkett Smith is set to infuriate heavy rockers even more as she considers including hip-hop husband Will Smith in her Ozzfest tour plans.

Ozzfest headliner Ozzy Osbourne caused controversy earlier this month when he added the actress' metal group Wicked Wisdom to the touring festival.

Enraged fans suggested the move would cause a riot when they sent hate mail to the Ozzfest website - and now Pinkett Smith plans to add insult to injury with an idea to bringing her husband onstage.

She says, "We're thinking about it. He's really become a real metalhead lately. He fell in love with Otep (heavy metal group) the other night, so that was really interesting. He wanted to get in the pit.

"Now he's all excited and wants to be down with it."

Whether or not the Ozzfest dates come off for the Hollywood couple, Smith will join his wife and her group when they tour Europe in November (05).

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Evergrey DVD Tops Swedish Music DVD Chart

Evergrey's brand-new DVD, "A Night to Remember", has entered the official Swedish music DVD chart at No. 1.

"A Night to Remember" was filmed on October 9, 2004 in Gothenburg, Sweden with 15 high-definition cameras by video producer Patric Ullaeus (Lacuna Coil, In Flames, Dimmu Borgir) and includes all six of the group's videos to date. A second DVD disc includes backstage material, in-depth interviews with each of the members, gear-talk, live material from the beginning of their career, festivals, old demo songs and tons of pictures.

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France's Raismesfest Line-up Complete

Raismes, north of France, will welcome the 8th edition of Raismesfest, heavy & melodic metal festival on the 10th and 11th of September.

Saturday 10:

- (local band to be chosen after the contest that will take place in Raismes on June 4th*)
- Edenbridge
- Dragonforce
- Nightmare
- Manigance
- Loudness
- Sonata Arctica

Sunday 11:

- Conscience
- Wild West
- The Old Dead Tree
- Anyone's Daughter
- Deadsoul Tribe
- Anathema

One day ticket: € 15 (€ 20 without reservation)
Two days ticket: € 25 (€ 30 without reservation)
Camping: € 5

For more information, visit www.raismesfest.com.

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Cruachan Parts Ways With Karmageddon Media

Cruachan has posted the following message on their official website:

As of today [May 26] Cruachan have parted ways with Karmageddon Media. The split was amicable amongst us both and we have left on very good terms. As a parting act of good will we will do one last release with Karmageddon Media, a re-release of our 1994 "Celtica" demo including some un-released tracks including "Timmy" which we have played at quite a few Cruachan shows. We wish Karmageddon Media our best wishes for the future.

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Motley Crue Posts New Video Online

Motley Crue's new video for "Sick Love Song" has been posted on their website at http://www.motley.com/sicklovesong/SickLoveSong.html.

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Anthrax Adds More European Tour Dates

Anthrax's reunited classic lineup of Joey Belladonna (vocals), Dan Spitz (guitar), Frank Bello (bass), Scott Ian (guitar) and Charlie Benante (drums) have added more European tour dates to their current itinerary.

The group's schedule is shaping up as follows: More...

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Sunn 0))) Working On Fourth Album

Experimental space-metal band Sunn 0))) are working on their fourth album, "White-1," in Magnetic Park studios in Oregon. Track titles include "My Wall" and "The Gates of Ballard."

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Ektomorf Announce Album Release Date

Hungarian folk-metal band Ektomorf will release their sixth album, "Instinct," on June 14. Tracks include "Set Me Free," "The Holy Noise" and "You Get What You Give."

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The Red Chord Video For "Antman" To Debut On MTV2

The Red Chord's video for "Antman," off of their latest release, Clients, will debut on MTV2's "Headbangers Ball" this weekend, but you can also check it at theredchord.com.

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Every Time I Die Set Album Release Date

Hardcore act Every Time I Die's forthcoming "Gutter Phenomenon" will include 11 fresh tunes, including "Guitared and Feathered," "Gloom and How It Gets That Way," "The New Black" and "Apocalypse Now and Then." The album's set for an August 23 release through Ferret.

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Ill Nino Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

Ill Niño are putting the finishing touches on their still-untitled third album. The disc will be released August 30 and is being co-produced by guitarist Dave Chivarri with Eddie Wohl. "This is the most progressive and in-depth record we've ever made," said singer Christian Machado. "We experimented with a lot of African percussion and chants while making the riffs a lot more intricate." The band's last disc, Confession, came out in 2003.

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