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Metal News for May 29, 2005

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7 news articles posted on this day.

Seether Visit MuchMusic

Seether dropped by 'MuchOnDemand' on May 18th to promote their new album 'Karma Effect'. Asked how much of a toll all the touring takes on their personal lives, like relationships with family, friends, wives, or girlfriends, the band responded, "It's tough, you know, because we don't see them for like sometimes six months at a time, you know. It's-- I don't know. we all find ways to deal with it. Every once in a while you get a couple of days off to fly home for a few days so... Yeah, I mean as long as-- as long as, you know, you stay in constant contact with each other, I guess you can sort of keep a relationship going. You know, I hate phones, so I'm pretty bad at that."

Read the full article at MuchMusic.com.

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Bleed the Sky Comment on Album and Tour

Bleed the Sky have taken some time to post a comment on their touring, album, and best way to be reached. The comment is as follows:

"Thanks to all the people that have been picking up the album since it came out...We really appreciate the support and we've been busy as hell. We had a blast at the album release party [at the Whisky in Hollywood on April 8th] and want to thank all the bands that played, all the fans and friends that came out to see us, and all the people at the Whisky for making it possible. We'll have some pictures up soon from the shows in Lake Havasu and Mexicali, Mexico - you guys were maniacs! The best way for people to reach us is through our MySpace site here. Stop by and check us out!"

Bleed the Sky will be playing the Lithium Clothing Grand Opening at the Club House in Tempe, Arizona on June 25 with Vehemence.

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Bal-Sagoth Working on New Album and Novels

Bal-Sagoth are currently working on their sixth album and finishing work on the first set of their graphic novels. The graphic novels are being written by Byron and illustrated by Martin Hanford. Also, the first stories are a mini comic strip based on "Draconis Albinesis," and a story featuring a villian named Zurra. Events that occur are taken from the fourth Bal-Sagoth album.

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Darkane Album Release Date

Darkane's new album has been given a July 12 release date and is entitled, "Layers of Lies".

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Disturbed To Perform At Rockfest X In Oregon

DISTURBED have announced their first show outside of the Chicago region. The band will be headlining this years 'Rockfest X' in Portland, Oregon. Joining them will be:

MUDVAYNE
SHADOWS FALL
TRIVIUM
IN FLAMES

August 10 - Portland, OR @ Columbia Meadows

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Trent Reznor Wins Legal Battle With Former Manager

According to Hits Daily Double, NINE INCH NAILS mainman Trent Reznor on Friday (May 27) won a resounding victory over former manager and Nothing partner John Malm in a New York Federal court. The jury awarded Reznor on every single claim in his suit, including fraud and breach of fiduciary duty, adding up to $3 million, but interest calculations could potentially double the amount, leaving Malm looking at the possibility of bankruptcy. Reznor also regains 100 percent control of his trademarks.

In May of 2004, Reznor filed suit against Malm, and his business manager/accountant Richard Szekelyi, for several million dollars he said they owed him. Malm had countered that Reznor owed him more than $2 million in unpaid commissions.

Reznor testified earlier in the month that he had as little as $400,000 in cash in 2003 after hundreds of thousands a dollars annually were lost on unnecessary expenses.

Reznor also contended that Malm duped him into signing a contract that allowed the former manager to collect 20 percent of the singer's gross earnings rather than net earnings.

Malm's lawyer, Alan Hirth, elicited through his questioning of Reznor that the singer was actively involved in many of the band's business dealings but sometimes chose not to read contracts and financial information before signing documents.

NINE INCH NAILS' new album, "With Teeth", debuted at Number One on The Billboard 200 chart in its first week of release.

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Korn Line Up European Tour Dates

According to KornTV.co.uk, KORN have lined up the following European tour dates during August/September:

Aug. TBA – Budapest, HUN @ Sziget Festival 2005
Aug. TBA - Gernika (Bizkaia), SPA @ Metalway Festival
Aug. 15 – Colmar, FRA @ La Foire aux Vins
Aug. 17 – Toulon, FRA @ Zenith-Omega-Toulon
Aug. 19 – Gampel, SWI @ Gampel Festival
Aug. 20 – Hasselt, BEL @ Pukkelpop Festival
Aug. 27 – Konstanz, GER @ Rock Am See Festival
Sep. 02 – Wiesen, AUT @ Two Days a Week Festival
Sep. 04 - Civitavecchia, ITA @ Coca-Cola Live @ MTV

KORN have been working primarily with producers Matrix (AVRIL LAVIGNE, THE MOONEY SUZUKI) and Atticus Ross (BAD RELIGION, PINK) on the follow-up to 2003's "Take a Look in the Mirror". Only one track from the band's sessions with Dallas Austin is slated to appear on the effort, with the album's previously announced collaboration with rapper THE GAME, "Revolution", having already been scratched from the album's track list. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Liar", "Politix", "Last Legal Drug", "Le Petit Mort", "It's Me Again", "Coming Undone", "I've Seen It All" and "Souvenir of Sadness". An October release is expected.

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