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Metal News for June 1, 2006

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Original Faith No More Singer Resurfaces

Original Faith No More singer, Chuck Mosley, has resurfaced in a group called Vandals Against Illiteracy (V.U.A.). "The album we're working on and trying to finish is called 'Will Rap Over Hard Rock for Food'," Mosley tells Billboard.com. "It's more kind of my style -- more noisiness, but there's some rapping over hard rock. There's more screaming and singing -- some short punk rock songs, some harder ones, acoustic jammies."

Although the Mike Patton-led line up of Faith No More conquered the charts, it was the Chuck Mosley-led incarnation that made the group a college radio favorite during the mid to late 1980s. But apart from a pair of short-lived gigs -- fronting Bad Brains and '90s alt-rockers Cement -- Mosley has stayed largely out of the spotlight.

Joining Mosley in V.U.A. is Cobra Verde guitarist Tim Parnin, bassist Ed Stevens, and "A guy named Eric. I can't remember his last name, he plays drums -- he was in Pro-Pain," he says. In addition to handling vocals, Mosley also supplies some guitar.

With Mosley at the helm, Faith No More became one of the '80s' leading underground bands on the strength of 1985's "We Care a Lot" and 1987's "Introduce Yourself." Despite exiting the group in 1988 under less-than-friendly circumstances, the Ohio-based Mosley is now friendly with most of his former FNM bandmates. In fact, keyboardist Roddy Bottum appears on the new album's remake of the title track from "We Care a Lot."

"He put keyboards on it. We have the original going in the background, so you get the other guys on the chorus and Roddy's organ sound," Mosley says. "But we play it slower, so it's matched up to them, and we do our version over that. And all new lyrics -- way more updated."

Other tracks to appear on the album are are "Tractor," "Punk Rock Movie," "The Enabler" and "Sophie," named after Mosley's youngest daughter. "It's a 'baby ballad,'" he says.

V.U.A. has already played live gigs, but Mosley took the band off the road until the forthcoming debut is completed. "Hopefully it will be out this year," he says. Label and distribution deals are pending.

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Hecate Enthroned UK Tour Dates

UK Black metal legends Hecate Enthroned will be touring in August (with support TBA). Here are the tour dates:

August 14th - Elektrowerkz, London
August 15th - Unit 22, Southampton.
August 16th - Old Angel, Nottingham
August 17th - Rio, Bradford
August 19th - Varsity, Wolverhampton

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Drowning Pool Part w/ Wind-Up, Announce Tour

DROWNING POOL have parted ways with their label, Wind-Up Records. Despite this move, ex-SOiL vocalist Ryan McCombs and co. will be touring next month with SILENT CIVILIAN, TWIN METHOD, and STEREOSIDE:

June 13 - Springfield, MO @ Remmington's
June 14 - Ft. Wayne, IN @ Pierre'sJune 15 - Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
June 16 - South Bend, IN @ Club Fever
June 18 - Dallas, TX @ Pizza Hut Park
June 28 - Charlotte, NC @ Amos
June 29 - Jacksonville, NC @ Planet Rock
June 30 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ House Of Blues
July 1 - Fayetteville, NC @ Jester's
July 3 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
July 6 - Boston, MA @ Goodtime Emporium
July 7 - Bedford, NH @ Mark's Showplace
July 8 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
July 13 - Baltimore, MD @ Club Mate
July 15 - Flint, MI @ Machine Shop

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Interview

Interview With Ekotren's Sean Fiene

In the Fall of 2000, five young and hungry musicians out of Cape Coral, Florida formed as Ekotren, in an all-out pursuit to bring passion back to the game of metal. They have hung in tough and really started to make a name for themselves on their local club scene and now are scheduled in a short time to unleash their self-released debut album, entitled The Tables Have Turned. I have thoroughly enjoyed all the work I have done with this band up to this time, for it's rare to find such a talented bunch that are as well mannered and respectful as I have found Ekotren to be. I had some questions answered recently by their bassist, Sean Fiene. More...

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Halford Creates Company, Reissue Solo Releases

Rob Halford has purchased his ground-breaking, critically acclaimed Halford catalog from Sanctuary Records U.K. The three albums under the band name: Halford include 'Resurrection' (2000), the two-CD concert recording 'Live Insurrection' (2001) and 'Crucible' (2002).

The Halford titles were acquired January 2006, and they will be the first music releases to possess The Metal God's new corporate imprint: 'Metal God Entertainment' (MGE) an entity which will act as exclusive production company and label for Rob's future solo music and film releases. Under new licenses, much of Rob's existing and new titles will release through global-label partners whom have worked previously with The Metal God. Additional details available late-summer 2006.

The Roy Z. Produced Halford titles: 'Resurrection' (2000) and 'Live Insurrection' (2001) have been Re-Mastered. Roy and John Baxter (Rob Halford's Manager / Executive Producer) recruited Denmark Producer / Mixer Tue Madsen to Re-Mix and Master one of Rob Halford's finest
releases: 'Crucible' (2002). Additional details available late-summer 2006.

In 2007, Metal God Entertainment (MGE) will release: 'Fight, War Of Words - The Film.' Recorded throughout 1992 and 1993, this 5.1 surround-sound film presents a view of Rob Halford as he makes his decision to leave Heavy Metal legends Judas Priest, record and tour with his first solo band: 'Fight.' The band's original audio-demonstration recordings (1992) will appear on a separate Fight soundtrack release. You can watch a promotional trailer for "Fight, War Of Words - The Film" here.

Also in 2007, Metal God Entertainment (MGE) will release: 'Halford - Live at Rock In Rio 2001'. The formation of Rob Halford's new Heavy Metal band (Halford) is chronicled from studio to road in 5.1 surround sound. After releasing 'Resurrection' (2000) Halford screams through a 95-city, world-wide concert tour. The band's final-tour performance at Brazil's Rock in Rio III (2001) festival in front of more than a quarter-million Metal fans presents an up-close view of one of Metal's hardest working and innovative bands. The film's audio-only soundtrack
release: Halford - Live at Rock In Rio III - has been Produced by Roy Z. You can watch a promotional trailer for "Halford - Live at Rock In Rio 2001" here.

The anticipated Halford studio album 'Halford IV' is being rescheduled as Rob is in studio with Judas Priest collaborating on their 2007 release and subsequent tour. Additional 'Halford IV' details available summer 2008.

Halford departed Judas Priest in 1992 to pursue a solo career during which he has released seven albums thus far. He formed an uncompromising new band called Fight which released 'War of Words' (1993), 'Mutations' (1994) and 'A Small Deadly Space' (1995). Up next was the Two project with Trent Reznor at the production helm. Two released the experimental, industrial rock-flavored 'Voyeurs' (1998). The Metal God realized he missed writing, recording and performing the kind of Heavy Metal he helped invent, and the result was the formation of Halford. After 12 long years, Halford reunited with Judas Priest in the summer of 2003.

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Prejudice Announce New Session Drummer

Belgian death metallers PREJUDICE have announced the addition of session drummer Cristophe Piette (SOLIPSIST, MOTHRA) to the group's ranks. "He will be playing international shows with PREJUDICE already this year and next year to promote the newborn art of brutality," the band write on their web site. "The intention is to have him on the 22 of July on the Nevelfest."

As previously reported, PREJUDICE recently inked a deal with Greece's Sleaszy Rider Records. The group will enter Excess studio in Rotterdam, Holland next January to begin recording their fourth album, tentatively due in the spring of 2007. Mixing duties will be handled by Tue Madsen at Antfarm in Aarhus, Denmark.

Regarding what the fans can look forward to on the upcoming CD, the group write, "Expect nothing less then 'Dominion of Chaos' [the group's third album, which was released in 2003 on Painkiller Records]; we'll raise the benchmark of 'Dominion of Chaos' to a higher brutal extreme level."

Sleaszy Rider Records will be reissuing all of PREJUDICE's previous albums: 1996's "Broken Promises" (featuring the band's demo as bonus), 2001's "Reality" (which will be remixed) and 2003's "Dominion of Chaos" (re-mastered).

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Teaser Video For "Making of Slaughter of the Soul"

A 3 minute teaser for the forthcoming Earache release of "Making Of Slaughter Of The Soul" Dualdisc from Death Metal pioneers At The Gates has been posted online. You can check out the teaser here.

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Anarion Part w/ Guitarist, Seek Replacement

Australian heavy metallers ANARION have parted ways with their guitarist Steve Stergiadis. The band have cited "irreconcilable musical and personal differences" as the reason for the split. They are now searching for a replacement. Anyone interested in auditioning for the spot should contact the band at: info@anarion.com.au

ANARION's new album, "Unbroken", is due out in Europe in June through Majestic Rock Records.

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Torche To Re-Release Debut Album In Europe

Torche's self-titled debut will be remixed and re-released this fall by Rock Action Records. The release will feature a bonus track and will hit streets in Europe prior to Torche's European tour with Baroness, which kicks off on September 15th.

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These Are: Post PreProduction MP3 Online

The Boston based hardcore band These Are: have a new pre-production MP3 single entitled "Sidereal Messenger" available. "Sidereal messenger" will be featured on the bands forthcoming debut album on Hold True Recordings, which is to start production this summer with an expected street date some time in the fall. You can download the single at HoldTrue.com, and be sure to check out These Are: on their East Coast summer tour. Their remaining dates as of now are as follows:

June 1, 2006 - 668 Pulaski - 668 Pulaski St., Athens, GA w/ Hombrinus Dudes, O'Haste Annihilation, and Colostomy Bag
June 2, 2006 - Tonic's - Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA w/ Murder No Motive, Whiskey Life, Suture Self, 1 more local band TBA 21+

June 25, 2006 - Basim's House - Lexington, MA w/ the Kominas, Animal Rampage, more THERE WILL BE BACKYARD WRESTLING!!! and we're playing on the bloody stage afterwards. It's going to be a great time. Everyone come and enjoy food/music/and a cheesetastic fight

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The Acacia Strain To Appear on WAAF Radio Show

THE ACACIA STRAIN is set to appear on the nightly extreme metal radio show “Harder, Faster” on Boston radio station WAAF on June 6. The program airs regularly Monday – Friday from 11pm – midnight, and fans outside of the station’s range can listen online at http://www.waaf.com/. Host Mike Hsu will interview THE ACACIA STRAIN vocalist Vincent Bennett in anticipation of the band’s June 13 release of THE DEAD WALK, just prior to the band’s departure for its upcoming tour alongside Soilent Green and Demiricous.

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Incantation Announce Decades of Death 2006 Tour

Incantation will unleash its brand of decimating death metal across America as part of the Decades of Death 2006 tour with Vital Remains, Sin of Angels, and Dawn of Azazel.

The Decades of Death moniker is a tribute to the long history Incantation and Vital Remains both have in the death metal scene. “Vital Remains and Incantation have been around for almost two decades, unleashing metal fury on the world,” said drummer Kyle Severn. “We are great friends and have a similar old school brutal death vibe. We thought that this would make a great onslaught of metal.”

After the tour, the trio of John McEntee (vocals/guitar), Kyle Severn (drums), and Joe Lombard (bass) will return to the Mars Recording compound in Cleveland to continue recording their seventh album, "Primordial Domination." It will be released in Autumn 2006 on Ibex Moon Records and distributed through Megaforce/RED. "Primordial Domination" will be once again engineered and produced by Bill Korecky, who has worked with Incantation for the past 16 years.

The band will preview two songs from “Primordial Domination” on the tour. “We are extremely pleased with our new material and are eagerly waiting to unleash it upon the world,” said Severn.

Decades of Death 2006 tour dates are as follow: More...

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