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Metal News for May 8, 2006

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14 news articles posted on this day.

ex-Omnium Gatherum Frontman Says He Was Kicked Out

Former OMNIUM GATHERUM vocalist Antti Filppu has sent the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding his departure from the group

"Nothing dramatic, just wanted to correct an error concerning my departure from OMNIUM GATHERUM. I did not leave the band. They wanted to continue without me, and there were no negotiations about it. Nobody asked me, they simply told me I'm out. Even though this is perfectly fine, I saw no crisis with the OMNIUM GATHERUM future like the other members saw, I would have been very glad to be a part of it."

OMNIUM GATHERUM are currently writing and demoing material for their new album, tentatively due late 2006/early 2007 via an as-yet-undetermined label. The band, who were previously signed to Nuclear Blast Records, recorded a five-song pre-production demo at Woodbine Garden studio in Pyhtää, Finland in January containing the tracks "City Red Light", "Remember The Frozen", "Neither Dead Nor Alive", "My Hands Were Tied" and "Das Wegrecht".

OMNIUM GATHERUM's latest album "Years in Waste", was released in the U.S. in March 2005 via Nuclear Blast.

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Blacklisted Writing New Album, Seek Guitarist

Philadelphia hardcore outfit Blacklisted are currently in search of a new second guitarist. Candidates should have tour experience, reliable equipment, a flexible schedule, and a driver's license. Interested parties should contact the band via their MySpace page.

Meanwhile, Blacklisted continues to write material for their next album, which they expect to record by the end of the year. According to the group, "you can expect faster, harder, heavier, and a much more intense approach."

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Initial Dates For Soilent Green, The Acacia Strain

Initial dates for the upcoming Soilent Green, The Acacia Strain, and Demiricous tour have been unveiled. The tour dates are as follows:

6/10 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's Downunder
6/11 Louisville, KY @ Bulldog Cafe
6/12 St. Louis, MO @ Creepy Crawl
6/13 Kansas City, MO @ El Torreon
6/14 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
6/16 Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
6/17 Corona, CA @ Showcase Theatre
6/18 San Diego, CA @ Epicenter
6/20 West Hollywood, CA @ Whiskey A Go Go
6/21 Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
6/23 Lubbock, TX @ Winchester Pavillion
6/24 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
6/25 Dallas, TX @ Gypsy Tea Room
6/26 Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
6/29 Orlando, FL @ Will's Pub
6/30 West Palm Beach, FL @ Ray's Downtown

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Cursed European Tour Dates

Cursed will be touring Europe in August. Here are the tour dates:

02/08 Germany Berlin Cassiopeia
03/08 Germany Bremen Wehrschloss
04/08 Denmark Fredericia Fredericia Hardcore Fest
05/08 Belgium Aarschot Hageland Festival
06/08 UK Cardiff CWB IFOR BACH
07/08 UK London Underworld
08/08 UK Manchester Star and Garter
09/08 UK Liverpool Roadkill
10/08 UK Sheffield The Coorporation
11/08 UK Nottingham The Old Angel
12/08 Netherlands Hoogeveen Het Podium
13/08 Belgium Han Sur Less Sortie 23 Festival
13/08 Germany Essen Juz Werden
14/08 Netherlands Amsterdam Bitterzoet

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Anthrax To Support Rob Zombie On Tour

According to Rob Zombie's Web site, Anthrax will serve as the openers for the upcoming American Witch Across America Tour, which will kick off sometime this spring. An announcement revealing the dates and cities for the run are expected this month.

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Hydrogyn To Embark on Strip Club Tour

Chavis Records/DA Records and West Virginia's legacy FM radio station Rock 105 have announced The Strip Em' Blind Tour featuring HYDROGYN. Beginning this month, HYDROGYN will embark on the Strip Em' Blind Tour and will be rockin' the hottest strip clubs across the US. HYDROGYN will also mix in conventional shows across the US beginning this week (May 13th) in Baltimore playing with Funny Money (Steve Whiteman, KIX) at the House Of Rock. More tour news and dates to be announced.

Hydrogyn's latest album, "BOMBSHELL" with the cover of 18 & Life is now in stores. The limited edition release with Back in Black is no longer available.

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End of Destiny Sign To Open Grave & Red State

Open Grave & Red State Records have announced the signing of St. Louis, Missouri’s End of Destiny. End of Destiny began in late 2005 and consists of members Patrick Daniels (guitar) Daniel Terry (Vocals, Buddy Reno (Bass) Tyler Schmidt (Keys), and Joe Wren (Drums). The band released its demo album titled, "We The Walking Dead, Brought Back To Life" in early 2006, which promptly gained the interest of Open Grave & Red State and lead to their signing. End of Destiny dishes out gut wrenching and honest hardcore music. You may download a sample track entitled “The Day The World Fell Apart” here . Look for their debut full-length album later summer/fall on Open Grave & Red State Records.

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Apocalyptica Plan Three Releases, Tour Dates

There will be three new releases of Apocalyptica this May including the single "Repressed" featuring Max Cavalera/Soulfly and Matt Tuck/Bullet For My Valentine, which will be released on May 19, the ultimate Apocalyptica 2 CD Collection "Amplified - A Decade Of Reinventing The Cello," and the DVD "The Life Burns Tour" follow on May 26.

Details and tracklists of these releases will be forthcoming. However, here are links to the full length video of the single "Repressed":

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Currently scheduled Apocalyptica tour dates are as follows: More...

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Hear Phoenix Mourning's Entire Album Online

AOL Music is streaming the entire album, "When Excuses Become Antiques," by Florida metalcore band Phoenix Mourning. You can listen to the entire album here.

Asp previously reported, Phoenix Mourning signed with Metal Blade Records earlier this year. The band’s first release with Metal Blade Records, "When Excuses Become Antiques," will also mark the bands first full length CD since forming in the summer of 2004. When Excuses Become Antiques was recorded at Morrisound Studios in Tampa, Florida with producer Tom Morris who has also produced acts such as Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse and Seven Mary Three.

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Bloodsimple to Open for Alice In Chains

Bloodsimple are currently in the studio following up their major label debut, "A Cruel World". They have announced they will be opening for Alice In Chains and Stone Sour and performing at many European festivals. The band had the following to say:

"What'sup everyone!! we're in the studio writting for the next record but we'll take a break in June to go play some monster festivals in Europe , along with a tour with Alice in Chains and Stone Sour. Should be pretty nuts. An amazing way to end a 16 month touring cycle for A Cruel World. The plan after that is to record in the summer and be back in full tour mode by the end of the year. We hope to give the bloodsimple site and myspace a major overhaul soon so stick around and check that out...."

"I wanna give alot of much appreciated thanks to everyone of you who bought the record and supported us live...now we get to do it all over again!!!"

"In the meantime go see the Unholy Alliance tour if at all possible and go fuckin nuts!"

Tour dates are as follows:

June 2 - Rock Am Ring - Nurburgring
June 3 - Rock Im Park - Bavaria Nurnburg
June 4 - Gods of Metal Festival - Milan
June 6 - Novesta Hall - Zlin
June 7 - Spodek - Katowice
June 8 - Petofi Csarnok Open Air - Budapest
June 10 - Download - Donington Park
June 11 - Download - Dublin
June 13 - Volkshaus - Zurich
June 15 - Novarock Festival - Nickelsdorf
June 17 - Festival - Hultsfred
June 19 - Vega - Copenhagen
June 20 - Rockefeller - Oslo
June 22 - Batacian - Paris
June 23 - Hellfest - Nantes
June 24 - Metal Meeting - Graspop
June 26 - Razzmatazz - Barcelona
June 27 - Macumba - Madrid
June 30 - Full Force Festival - Leipzig
July 1 - Waldrock - Holland
July 2 - Goffert Park - Fields of Rock - Holland


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Evergreen Terrace Announce Tour Dates

Evergreen Terrace have announced the following tour dates:

May 25 - Valdosta, GA @ Vito's Rock N Roll Pizza
May 26 - Hinesville, GA @ Little Rickys
June 2 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ The Culture Room
June 3 - St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
June 4 - Orlando, FL @ Will's Pub
June 8 - Augusta, GA @ Sector 7G
June 9 - Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial
June 10 - Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial
June 11 - Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern

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A Dying Dream Signs To Mediaskare Records

Mediaskare Records has signed A Dying Dream. The band will release their EP "Now Or Never" through Mediaskare on July 11th. The EP will be remixed by Jonathan Clardy (The Burning Room), feature a new track titled "For What Its Worth," be enhanced with live and behind-the-scenes footage of the band, an have all new artwork.

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3-Day Sentencing Hearing For Nightclub Fire Case

The Associated Press has issued the following report:

In the three years since The Station nightclub disaster, the relatives of the 100 people killed have clustered together for memorials at the roadside fire site and mourned alone in cemeteries.

But they have never had a chance to share their pain in open court in front of the man whose pyrotechnics sparked the blaze.

That opportunity will come this week as Daniel Biechele is sentenced in an unusual three-day hearing, starting Monday, that is expected to showcase emotionally wrenching testimonials from the victims' families. The dead included eight people who lived and worked in Connecticut.

Biechele, 29, was tour manager for the rock band GREAT WHITE when he set off a flashy display during a Feb. 20, 2003 concert, igniting a fire that swiftly enveloped a crowded nightclub and devastated the tiny state.

Biechele will be sentenced under a plea deal Wednesday to serve up to 10 years in prison, and prosecutors are recommending the maximum possible term. His lawyers are asking for community service instead of jail time.

Biechele was to have been the first of three men charged in the fire to stand trial. Instead, he became the first to accept responsibility by pleading guilty in February to 100 counts of involuntary manslaughter.

Jeffrey and Michael Derderian, who owned the West Warwick club, each face 200 counts of involuntary manslaughter and are accused of installing the flammable soundproofing foam that fueled the flames.

Read the full article at Boston.com.

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Invocation Of Nehek Break Up

Invocation Of Nehek has called it quits. The Connecticut group released one album with Prosthetic records. Guitarist Robb Cyr comments:

"Over the last 5 years ION has had so many great experiences, and we have met so many awesome people, and we are truly grateful for all of it, we sadly have come to a point where it was just time to move on. Although this is a sad moment for us, we know that it is best. When this band started it was meant just meant to be something fun to do on weekends, ION exceeded all of our expectations, trust me you don't name a band 'Invocation of Nehek' and expect to get a record deal or tour the country. We are all still great friends, and will support each other in any new projects. Keep your eyes peeled because you certainly haven't seen the last of all us. We'd like to thank everyone that we have met along the way and that has helped us out in some way shape or form. It was an amazing experience that we will never forget."

The band will play one final show on June 10th at the Sons of Italy in Torrington CT with Necrosis and Wrenchintheworks, among others.

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