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Metal News for May 9, 2005

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18 news articles posted on this day.

New Cannae Song Available For Download

A brand-new track from Boston heavy hitters Cannae, entitled "Rats, Snakes and Thieves", has been made available for download at Cannae.net.

"Rats, Snakes and Thieves" comes off the group's upcoming album, "Gold Becomes Sacrifice", tentatively due in August on Prosthetic Records. The CD was recorded and produced by Jason Suecof (Trivium, God Forbid, Capharnaum) and features a guest appearance on lead guitar by James Murphy (ex-Testament, Death, Obituary).

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Slipknot Clean Up In Revolver Poll

Heavy rockers Slipknot have slashed the competition for the 2005 annual readers' poll in rock magazine Revolver by claiming the major four prizes.

The hardcore nine-piece claimed Best Band, Best Album ("Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses"), Best Live Act and Best Song ("Duality"), while Good Charlotte finished bottom of the pile, with dishonours as Worst Band and Worst Album ("The Chronicles of Life + Death").

Among the other winners were Judas Priest + Rob Halford (Best Comeback); My Chemical Romance (Best New Band), and Napoleon Dynamite (Best Movie).

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Backyard Babies To Kick Off North American Tour

Fresh Liquor And Poker Music signing, the Backyard Babies are returning to North America for a headlining summer tour with labelmates the Black Halos, kicking off at the NXNE Conference in Toronto, June 9th at Funhaus. The Babies will be supporting their newest release, "Tinnitus" on California-based Liquor and Poker Music.

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Chimaira To Mix Upcoming Album

Tuesday morning (5/10) at 11:15am sharp (actual starting time), the mixing of Chimaira's upcoming release will commence. Mark Hunter and Rob Arnold arrived in the UK this morning at 7am, and will be meeting up with Colin Richardson tomorrow to get to work. "Can't wait," tells Hunter via IM in the UK, "Colin has some amazing tones to work with. I truly feel this will be our best sounding record."

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New SoaD Tour Dates, Autographed Guitar Contest

In celebration of the release of "Mezmerize" (due out on May 18th), System of a Down is giving away a Gibson SG guitar in this month's issue of Nokia's eZine Get Connected. This is a true collectors' item, autographed by all four members of SOAD. Enter to win at this location.

System of a Down have announced a few more tour dates. Tour dates so far:

May 02 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
May 03 Chicago, IL - Metro
May 09 New York, NY - Irving Plaza
May 10 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
May 11 Washington, D.C. - 9:30 Club

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Audioslave To Play On Hollywood Blvd

Audioslave will be playing a free show next Wednesday, May 18th on Hollywood Blvd. This is a free concert for the general public. For more information on the show, visit http://www.1iota.com/event.aspx?p=0&eid=1579.

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Fear Factory to Release New Album

Fear Factory are to release their new album entitled, "Transgression", and have set an August 23. The album will be produced by Toby Wright (Metallica, Alice In Chains, Korn). Also, Billy Gold from Faith No More will be contributing bass to two songs on the album entitled, "Echo of My Scream" and "Super Nova". Other tracks are as follows:

Transgression
Supernova
New Promise (co-written with Mark Morton of Lamb of God)
Empire
540,000 Degrees Fahrenheit
Contagion (which original¹s version was recorded for Rainbow 6)

Fear Factory released the following about the album:

"It's really cool to be writing a new record. We are all feeling very positive
and it's moving quickly since we have overcome some major obstacles. Now we can
work on a fucking great album. 2005 is the year of Transgression for FEAR
FACTORY!
Fans will get to hear some of the new FEAR FACTORY tracks this summer on Dave
Mustaine's GIGANTOUR. Christian Olde Wolbers, who will be slaying fans on the
GIGANTOUR tour this summer with his new JACKSON signature series guitars and
Krankenstein amps, states, "We're really excited about doing a big summer tour -
we haven't done that since we headlined the side stage of the Ozzfest tour in
98. I'm happy to convert the older and young metal fans of the GIGANTOUR. Once
again Dave has put together a slamming summer tour!"


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Disillusion Adds Bass Player To Line-up

Disillusion have finally filled the long-time vacant bass player position. The band welcomes Ralf Willis as the fourth member. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Ralf decided to be part of Disillusion after he heard about the band and their search for a permanent bass player.

“We actually did only one rehearsal together and things were settled”, comments guitar player Rajk Barthel.

Ralf moved to Leipzig, Germany and is with the band since March. The band is right now writing new songs in their very own studio.

“Not being a person of many words, to put it simply, this shit can be finger-breaking and sensitive in the same song. This is expressing what I want to express", comments Ralf Willis on his slot in Disillusion.

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Headline News

Rage Frontman Hit By Car

Rage frontman Peter "Peavey" Wagner was hit by a car on Wednesday (May 4) while he was riding his bicycle. The driver of the car reportedly didn't give Peavy right of way, resulting in injuries to Peavy's arm. Peavy is presently in the hospital, where he underwent surgery. No further information is currently available.

Rage recently signed a long-term deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The group's follow-up to 2003's "Soundchaser" is expected in early 2006.

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Sentenced Single Debuts At #1 On Finnish Charts

The Northernmost killers did it again. Sentenced's single "Ever-Frost" entered the national Finnish album charts at position 1. It can't get any better.

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Velvet Revolver Record New Song For Soundtrack

In a recent interview with Sp1at.com, VELVET REVOLVER drummer Matt Sorum (ex-GUNS N' ROSES, THE CULT) was asked if VR had recorded any new material. He replied, "We actually just recorded a new song this week for an upcoming major motion picture release that you will be hearing about shortly."

When asked to compare vocalists Axl Rose, Ian Astbury and Scott Weiland, Matt said, "What they all have in common is a great ability to entertain a crowd. They each bring a different passion to the songs that they perform, and each one realizes that it is a rock show, not just a songfest. It's pretty amazing when I consider that I have been blessed to play drums behind three of the greatest frontmen of all time."

Matt also cast doubt on an end-of-year release date for VELVET REVOLVER's sophomore album. He said, "We are not going to have much studio time until September, now that we have added the Ozzfest dates."

Read the full article at Sp1at.

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Anterrabae Vocalist Departs; Seeking Replacement

Long Island outfit Anterrabae have now parted ways with Neal Carter. Reasons for the move haven't been revealed, but according to the band, "we are sad to see him go [and] we wish him the best of luck in all that he does in the future." Consequently, the band is now holding tryouts for a replacement. Candidates should be at least 18 years old and willing to tour consistently. Contact the band at anterrabaesinger@yahoo.com for more information.

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Dry Kill Logic Confirmed For Gigantour

DRY KILL LOGIC have been confirmed as the first band on the second stage of this summer's Gigantour, a six-week festival trek co-headlined by MEGADETH and DREAM THEATER. Other main-stage acts include FEAR FACTORY, DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN and NEVERMORE. Additional artists for the second stage will be announced during the coming weeks. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:

Aug. 23 - Wantagh, NY @ Tommy Hilfiger At Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 24 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center

Gigantour follows MEGADETH's sold-out 2004 "Blackmail The Universe" tour in support of 2004's "The System Has Failed" — MEGADETH's tenth studio album — which debuted on the charts at #18 and was critically hailed as a brilliant return to form. Bandmates Glen Drover (guitar), James MacDonough (bass) and Shawn Drover (drums) will once again join mainman Dave Mustaine on the road.

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System of a Down Drop F-Bomb On SNL

Bill Hutchinson of the New York Daily News is reporting that SYSTEM OF A DOWN got one over on "Saturday Night Live" last night.

When the group performed "B.Y.O.B" from their new album "Mezmerize", the show repeatedly muted the F-word in the line, "Where the f--- are you?" But it missed guitarist Daron Malakian's screeched, "F--- yeah!" toward the end of the number. The camera even focused on him as he said it.

Fans of the group immediately hailed the move on SYSTEM OF A DOWN's web site, with one noting, "The censors missed at least one 'f--- you.' Which was nice."

The band performed a second number, "Aerials", from their "Toxicity" album, without incident.

"SNL" traditionally doesn't use a tape delay. NBC did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

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The Haunted Complete New Video

Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED have completed work on a new video clip for the track "No Compromise" with acclaimed director Roger Johansson (DARK TRANQUILLITY, NAPALM DEATH, SAMAEL, HAMMERFALL). The video is expected to begin airing in June.

"No Compromise" comes off THE HAUNTED's fourth album, "rEVOLVEr", which entered the Swedish album chart at position No. 18 upon its release last October.

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Gorgoroth Guitarist Gets Three Years In Prison

GORGOROTH guitarist Infernus (real name: Roger Tiegs) was sentenced in a Norwegian court to three years in prison for rape. The incident happened April 27, 2004 when Tiegs, 34, and a friend, 32, brought a 29-year-old woman they met at a nightclub called Garage in Bergen back to Tiegs' appartment after closing hours. The two men allegedly punched the woman in the face and forced her to have sex with them. The defendants admitted that they had sex with the woman, but claimed it was consensual.

"The verdict is full of factual errors and lacks logic and reason. I'm convinced that both these men are innoncent," the defense attorney, Jørgen Riple, told the Norwegian newspaper Bergens Tidende.

Tiegs and his friend, whose name has not been disclosed by the media, were each ordered to pay 100,000 NOK (approximately $16,000) in court costs and an additional 55,000 NOK (approximately $9,000) in punitive damages.

Both men have appealed the verdict.

Check out Norwegian media reports on this story:

Bergens Tidende
VG Nett
Dagbladet

The 29-year-old, whose real name has not been revealed by the Norwegian media, was charged with a crime that carries a maximum penalty of nine years in prison.

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CKY Frontman To Mustaine: 'Stop Creating Drama'

CKY guitarist/vocalist Deron Miller has slammed MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine for threatening to cancel any shows where "full-on Satanic" bands are also scheduled to appear. In a statement sent to BLABBERMOUTH.NET, Miller wrote, "reading that ROTTING CHRIST has to cancel shows because of Dave Mustaine's recent and absurdly sudden Christianity is one of the most obviously ridiculous dramatic newslines in music. This from the guy that wrote 'Wake Up Dead'.

"Dave, I love MEGADETH, but JOIN REALITY. METALLICA was more succesful...so what?! Get over it. And now all of a sudden Christ is your savior... How weak. Take some credit for your own accomplishments.

"Remember in the '80s when the parents of your fans insisted that YOU were Satanic? You have turned into them. Stop creating drama. Your music is suffering and the fans have noticed. You've given ROTTING CHRIST the 'HOOK IN MOUTH'!!!!!!! Don't ruin your legacy for the longtime supporters."

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Munky Comments On Head's Departure From Korn

Korn fan site Korn Unleashed has published the second part of their recent interview with Korn guitarist James 'Munky' Shaffer, where he was asked about the departure of Brian 'Head' Welch and how they'll handle performing live without him. "We will hire someone to play in the back (guitar) and David [Silveria, drums] will trigger some samples," Munky said. Asked who they planned on bringing in for the second guitar slot, Shaffer responded, "Someone close to us already...not just some stanger. There's not gonna be some big auditions or anything."

Read the full article at Korn Unleashed.

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