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Metal News for May 6, 2005

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19 news articles posted on this day.

New Obituary Track For Download

A brand-new OBITUARY track, entitled "Insane", has been made available for download at Roadrun.com.

"Insane" comes off the group's upcoming self-titled album, due on July 12 via Roadrunner Records (one day earlier internationally). The group's first collection of new songs since 1997's "Back from the Dead" was self-produced by the band, with Mark Prator and Scott Burns engineering, and was mastered by Tom Morris at Morrisound.

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Dark New Day Enjoying First Tour

Launch Radio Networks reports: New rock "supergroup" DARK NEW DAY is currently on its first national tour, opening up for CHEVELLE, and guitarist Clint Lowery (ex-SEVENDUST) told Launch that things couldn't be going better for the band. "So far, I mean, the CHEVELLE guys, we have a little bit of history with those guys and me personally, I've known 'em for a long time, and, you know, it's a great way for us to introduce this band," he said. "You know, I think our music goes along with CHEVELLE's style as well, and I think their fans have been really supportive and, you know, our fans from the previous bands have been very cool and have come up to the shows, and I think it's a perfect blend."

DARK NEW DAY's debut album, "Twelve Year Silence", hits record stores on June 14. The first single from the disc is called "Brother".

The band was formed by Lowery and his brother, ex-STEREOMUD bassist Corey Lowery, after years of planning to work together.

The group also includes ex-SKRAPE drummer Will Hunt, former DOUBLEDRIVE axeman Troy McLawhorn and one-time CREED touring bassist Brett Hestla, who sings lead vocals in the new group.

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Swarm Of The Lotus To Shoot First Video

Swarm Of The Lotus will be filming their first-ever video from June 15th until June 20th in Hollywood, CA for the track "Hookworm." Directing will be Carlos Batts (Dog Fashion Disco) and the video should debut this summer.

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Watch CoC's 'Stone Breaker' Video Online

Corrosion Of Conformity are out with the video to their new single 'Stone Breaker'. You can watch it online at Yahoo! Music.

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Frequency Sign To Scarlet Records

Swedish melodic metallers FREQUENCY, featuring former members of LOTHLORIEN, have inked a deal with Italy's Scarlet Records. The band, who were formed in 2002, are currently at Studio Mega (THE CROWN, ARISE, IMPIOUS) recording their debut album, "When Dream And Fate Collide", for a September release.

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Promising Tomorrow Sign w/ Iron Summit Records

Iron Summit Records has officially signed Sacramento's Promising Tomorrow. The group will enter the studio to record their debut full-length, tentatively slated for an August release. You can check out some demo tracks from the album here.

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Life of Agony Tour and New Video

Life of Agony have made a video for the new single, "Love to Let You Down" and can be reached here. Also they have announced three dates for a June tour, they are as follows:

June 14 - New York NY @ CBGB's
June 15 - Farmingdale NY @ The Downtown
June 16 - Hoboken NJ @ Maxwells

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Blood & Ink Records signs The Rose

Central Michigan hardcore band The Rose (once known as The Rose Of Sharon), have now signed with Blood & Ink Records. Formed in early-2003, the group has previously released an album with Capeside Records and will record their Blood & Ink debut this fall. You can listen to three songs from the band's first album here.

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Himsa Summer Tour Dates

Himsa has confirmed dates for their summer tour being billed as the "Dirty Black Summer" tour. The tour also features Full Blown Chaos, Scars of Tomorrow, The Agony Scene, and The Esoteric. Dates are as follows:

June 13 - Sacramento, CA @ Boardwalk
June 16 - West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go-Go
June 17 - San Diego, CA @ Soma
June 18 - Tucson, AZ @ Skrappys
June 19 - Phoenix, AZ @ Brickhouse
July 5 - Lancaster, PA @ The Chameleon
July 6 - Farmingdale, NY @ Downtown
July 7 - New York, NY @ CBGBs
July 8 - Albany, NY @ Saratoga Winners
July 9 - West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
July 12 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jackrabbits
July 16 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
July 17 - Springfield, MO @ Rockwell
July 18 - Kansas City, MO @ El Torreon
July 20 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Lo-Fi Café

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First "Off-Fest" Tour Dates Announced

An off-fest show with Arch Enemy, The Black Dahlia Murder, It Dies Today, The Haunted, and A Dozen Furies has been confirmed for July 17th in Burlington, VT at the Higher Ground Ballroom. More off-fest dates are as follows:

Shadows Fall - Opening bands for these dates are still to be announced:

July 22 - Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere's
September 1 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues

Killswitch Engage with Soilwork and As I Lay Dying :

July 20 - State College, PA @ Crowbar
July 22 - Johnson City, NY @ Magic City Music Hall

In Flames with Arch Enemy: TBA

Rob Zombie with Mastodon:

August 21 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

Iron Maiden with Mastodon:

July 16 - Quebec City, QUE @ Colisee Pepsi Arena
August 3 - Toronto, ONT @ Molson Amphitheatre

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Set Ablaze Seek New Guitarist

Set Ablaze have parted ways with guitarist Yohannes Habtu for undisclosed reasons. The Philadelphia group is subsequently holding try-outs for a replacement. Candidates should have reliable equipment and a willingness to tour. Send an email to SetAblazeBooking@aol.com for additional information.

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Static-X Summer Tour

Static-X has announced summer tour dates for their June 14th release, "Start A War". Dates are follows:

June 8 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
June 9 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
June 11 - Kansas City, MO @ Liberty Memorial Park
June 12 - Tucson, AZ @ Coconuts
June 13 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
June 15 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
June 17 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
June 18 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
July 3 - San Antonio, TX @ Javelina Harley Davidson

Bloodsimple and American Head Charge will be supporting acts.

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In Flames DVD Tracklisting

Tracklisting for In Flames' new dvd has been released. The DVD includes various live shows, a back catalogue of videos, and interviews with bands such as Metallica and Judas Priest. Tracklisting is as follows:

Disc One:

Live at Sticky Fingers ( 90 minutes )
- F(r)iend
- The Quiet Place
- Dead Alone
- Touch Of Red
- Like You Better Dead
- My Sweet Shadow
- Evil In A Closet
- In Search For I
- Borders And Shading
- Superhero Of The Computer Rage
- Dial 595 – Escape
- Bottled
- Behind Space
- Artifacts Of The Black Rain
- Moonshield
- Food For The Gods
- Jotun
- Colony
- Pinball Map
- Only For The Weak
- Trigger
- Cloud Connected

Live at Hammersmith, London ( 40 minutes )

- Pinball
- System
- Cloud Connected
- In Search For I
- Fucking Hostile
- Behind Space
- Quiet Place
- Trigger
- Touch of Red
- My Sweet Shadow

Soundtrack Tour 2004 - Live

- Only For The Weak
- Clayman

Disc Two:

Live in Madrid
- System

Live in Australia/Japan
- Dial 595 - Escape

Soundcheck in London
- Dial 595 - Escape

Soundcheck in London
- Touch of Red

F(r)iend – video
My Sweet Shadow – video
Touch of Red – video (extended DVD version)
The Quiet Place – video

Jester TV – Universal Access ( 50 minutes )

- About In Flames
- Interviews with band members
- About the Metallica show in Madrid
- Behind the Quiet Place video shoot
- Behind the Touch of Red video shoot
- Other videos: F(r)iend, Evil In A Closet
- About the start of the Soundtrack tour 2004
- Summer festival
- Like You Better Dead at Metaltown
- About the Japanese Tour
- About the Australian Tour
- LA – Roxy
- About the Hammersmith concert
- About the Judas Priest Tour
- 666 at Scandinavium
- Backstage tour
- About the Sticky Fingers concert

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Bury Your Dead Announce DVD Release Date

Metalcore band Bury Your Dead will record their May 10 concert at Chain Reaction in Anaheim, California, for an upcoming DualDisc live album and DVD. The as-yet-untitled album is scheduled for release July 12.

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Great White Kick Off Tour

Great White will return to the road Friday (May 6) in Rockford, Illinois, and will remain on tour through September 10, when they'll play in Fort Worth, Texas. All proceeds will benefit the Station Family Fund, which provides assistance to victims of the Rhode Island fire at the Station, which killed 100 people.

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No Warning Sign To Linkin Park Label

Toronto's No Warning, the first band signed to Linkin Park's Machine Shop label, will release their third album, "Suffer, Survive," on October 19. In November, the band will tour with the Used, and in December it will hit the road with Hatebreed.

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Gashouse Garden Launches Website

Gashouse Garden, the side project formed by Kristian Ranta (Norther) and Jaska Raatikainen (Children of Bodom), has posted the following message on the official Gashouse Garden website:

Hello everybody!

Finally here... welcome to the official webpage of Gashouse Garden. GG is a project band from Finland and you can check out the members from the Band section. There are three demo songs available for download. If you feel that you have something to offer us or just want to ask questions contact us at info@gashousegarden.com.

br, Kride

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Stryper Is Reborn

The multi-platinum and Billboard charting rock band Stryper is back and set to release "Reborn" via Big3 Records on August 16, 2005. "Reborn" marks the band's first complete studio release of original material in over a decade, since 1990's "Against The Law," and features 10 original tracks marked by Stryper's trademark blend of melodic vocals, heavy guitar licks and pounding drums, as well a new version of the previously released track "In God We Trust." After writing and recording some songs in April 2004, Michael Sweet approached the band about reuniting and recording the material as a Stryper record. The album was re-recorded in Massachussetts at Blue Jay Studio, Mixed Emotions, and Sweet's home studio. The title track "Reborn" is provocatively dark with catchy lyrics and raw guitar riffs, and will impact radio on June 7th.

Said Stryper frontman Michael Sweet of the new record, "Our fans have said they would like to hear Stryper with more edge, but I didn't want to do something so heavy that it would limit us. We were able to deliver the edge yet still keep the melody and catchy guitar riffs." As for the title "Reborn," Sweet remarks, "I wrote the song "Reborn" before we decided to reunite as a band, and once we came together it was natural to make this notion the essence of the album as we feel we are being reborn. We truly feel like a new band."

The release of "Reborn" begins a remarkable new chapter in Stryper's career. With 8 albums released and more than 8 million albums sold worldwide, the band has been a pioneering force in the Christian metal music scene, and one of the most exciting forces in American rock music. "Reborn" encapsulates the band's signature sound, yet includes a modern twist that will not only speak to Stryper's loyal fan base worldwide, but also to hard rock fans everywhere. On this album particularly, Michael Sweet and the band have pushed the envelope while still understanding the delicate balance between heaviness and melody. "Reborn" was written, produced and arranged by Michael Sweet (with additional production by Kenny Lewis).

Original Stryper members Michael Sweet (lead vocals, guitar), Oz Fox (lead guitar), Robert Sweet (drums) are pleased to announce the addition of Tracy Ferrie (bass) to the band. Stryper will embark on a North American tour in support of the record this fall. Prior to the album release, the band will perform at Spain's big music festival Recinto Ferial Huerto de la Rueda on June 18th, and coming off a smashing live show in Puerto Rico in late 2004, they will grace fans with a return visit on August 20th, just days after the album is released on August 16th. Stryper will be showcasing material from Reborn, as well as performing hits from their incredibly successful run of recordings in the 80s and early 90s. Big3 Records will also release a Stryper DVD, packed with live footage and special features, by the end of the year. The DVD is history in the making. Not only is it the first Stryper DVD to be released, but it is also the first ever live music filmed in Puerto Rico.

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ex-Hades Guitarist Comments On Overkill Drummer

Former HADES guitarist Dan Lorenzo sent the following message to BLABBERMOUTH.NET:

"So I'm sitting in South Beach on vacation and I see word is out that my friend Ron Lipnicki is now playing drums for OVERKILL. I'm reading the posts and steam is coming out of my ears.

"First off...I won't get into why Tim [Mallare] is not currently on tour with them. I'll let Blitz [OVERKILL singer] and DD [Verni, OVERKILL bassist] answer that.

"Blitz told me last Friday that they needed a drummer so I recommended the best drummer in metal — Ron Lipnicki. Ron didn't even have a pasport until yesterday, the day he left for his first European tour.

"Trust me, though — Ron pisses on just about anybody you've seen play drums. He's not good...he's on another level. He hits harder and has better timing than 90 percent of the top-name drummers.

"A couple years ago after Ron went through his first five days in a row of chemotherapy, he told me he wanted to jam! This kid is one tough motherfucker. He's a super-nice kid too, cancer free for two years. Go see him play...then you tell me who you think is better on drums than Ron."

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