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Metal News for June 1, 2007

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29 news articles posted on this day.

Korn Announce Lack Of Title For New Album

Korn have made the decision on the title of their follow-up to 2005's "See You On The Other Side". Two songs, the first single "Evolution", and another track titled "I Will Protect You", from the new album can be heard on the band's MySpace page. A "Making of" clip for Evolution has also been uploaded to YouTube, viewable at this location. Korn's guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer recently told Launch that he doesn't think the band will play any more songs live, just Evolution, from the new album before it sees light, the reason for which is the band hasn't decided which songs to pick. The band has decided that the new album won't have a title. The Untitled album, Korn's 8th studio effort, is due to hit store shelves on the 31st of July.

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Project: Failing Flesh Post New Songs Online

The songs have been changed on the Project: Failing Flesh Myspace page and two new songs from The Conjoined album are now up: "Regenerate" and "Motionless." "Surface Noise" from the same album is still posted. The title track from the 2005 "A Beautiful Sickness" is also up. You can hear more songs on the band's regular site.

In related band news, Project: Failing Flesh has been interviewed by Metal Team UK's Pete Woods as well as in Terrorizer. The band is featured in an article by Nick Griffiths in the 'Breaking Faces' section of the April 2007 issue (issue #157 - Dimmu Borgir on cover) of Terrorizer.

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Claustrofobia Announce Second Leg Of Euro Tour

Claustrofobia is entering the second leg of their European tour. Here are the tour dates:

Friday, 1st June 2007 @ Café Onze Kring, Wachtebeke, Belgium (w. CILICE)
Friday, 8th June 2007 @ Gaswerk, Winterthur, Switzerland (w. CILICE & PUNISH)
Saturday, 9th. June 2007 @ Mean Machine Café, Sion, Switzerland (w. CILICE & PUNISH)
Sonntag, 10th June 2007 @ Champs-Lovats 9, Yverdon, Switzerland
Donnerstag, 14th June 2007 @ P3, Purmerend, Holland (w. CILICE)
Freitag, 15th June 2007 @ Kontrasty, Szczecin, Poland (w. HEAVY WATER & NIHILOZAUR)
Samstag, 16th June 2007 @ tba, Szczecin, Poland
Montag, 25th June 2007 @ Turock, Essen, Germany (with VADER)
Friday 27th & Saturday 28th July @ METAL BASH, Neu Wurstorf, Germany

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The Breathing Process Signs To S.O.A.R.

Siege of Amida Records has announced the signing of The Breathing Process. Here's what they had to say about the band:

"The Massachusetts' metal scene has produced some awesome bands over the years with the likes of Shadows Fall, Killswitch Engage, Overcast, All That Remains, Aftershock ect etc etc, and this band will continue the legacy and expand on it."

Their debut album 'In Waking: Divinity' will be out in stores throughout Europe and Australia from October onwards. You can check out the song 'By Thine Martyr' on S.O.A.R.'s player, and two more awesome cuts from the album on their MySpace page.

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New 3 Inches of Blood Track Online

3 Inches Of Blood have posted their new b-side track "Nocturnal Command" online here. The song was tracked during the sessions for their new album "Fire Up The Blades", which is due out in stores on June 26th through Roadrunner Records.

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New Tracks Pouring In For Guitar Hero III

Two more tracks have been announced for "Guitar Hero III" which will see a release this fall on the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Playstation 2 and Wii consoles. The latest two to be revealed include:

Pearl Jam - "Evenflow"
Priestess - "Lay Down"

Both songs will be the original studio recordings. More on that can be found here. Similarly, another track has also been revealed for the upcoming "Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks The 80s", it being "We Got The Beat" by the Go-Go's. The game is tentatively planned for a July 17th release date on the Playstation 2 and will also feature tracks from the likes of Twisted Sister, The Police, Dio, Accept, Ratt and more.

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New Goatwhore Video Online At Yahoo

Goatwhore's video for their track "Forever Consumed Oblivion" can be seen online here.

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Godhead Post New Video Online

Godhead's video for their track "Hey You" has been posted online here.

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The Deftones Announce Small Tour Of Canada

The Deftones have lined up a new Canadian run with From First To Last and Die Mannequin as support, here's how it runs:
July 09th Victoria, BC - Curling Club
July 11th Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
July 12th Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
July 14th Edmonton, AB - Shaw Conference Center
July 15th Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall
July 19th Regina, SK - Doris Knight Hall
July 28th Toronto, ON - Wakestock Festival

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Skeletonwitch To Tour With Withered, Album Titled

Cleveland-based thrashers SKELETONWITCH have confirmed the first batch of July dates with Atlanta's Withered. Having just completed a 10 day mini-tour with Weedeater, the July dates will be the band's first after hunkering down with producer Cory Smoot (Municipal Waste, GWAR) later in June to record the band's Prosthetic Records debut, 'Beyond The Permafrost,' which is scheduled for a September release. You can preview current material from the band's two prior self-released records on their MySpace page.

Keeping busy already this year, after signing with Prosthetic in February, SKELETONWITCH has already played with the likes of Goatwhore, Nachtmystium and Weedeater among others, as well as making the band's debut performance at this spring's New England Metal and Hardcore festival.

Here are the confirmed Skeltonwitch tour dates:

6/01 Nashville, TN - Springwater (with Withered)
6/02 Indianapolis, IN – The Secret Location (with Phantomwitch, Lamb’s Breath)

(Decibel presents Withered and Skeletonwitch)
7/13 Nashville, TN – The Exit In
7/14 Memphis, TN – Hi Tone
7/15 Fayetteville, AR – The Dart Room
7/16 St. Louis, MO – Cruisin 66
7/17 Cincinnati, OH – Top Cats
7/19 Indianapolis, IN – Secret Location
7/20 Columbus, OH – Ravari Room
7/21 Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose
7/22 Philadelphia, PA – The Khyber
7/25 Richmond, VA – Alley Katz
7/26 Wilmington, NC – Soapbox Laundro-Lounge
7/27 Charlotte, NC – The Milestone
7/28 Savannah, GA – The Jinx

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Static-X Announce Off-Ozzfest Dates For The Summer

Static-X and In This Moment have lined up the following run together to take place on the off-dates from this years "Ozzfest":
July 11th Vancouver, BC - Richards on Richards
July 13th Medford, OR - Main 1 Arts Center
July 22nd Bakersfield, CA - The Dome
July 25th El Paso, TX - Club 101
July 27th Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep
August 01st Houston, TX - Scout Bar
August 03rd Lubbock, TX - Lonestar Amphitheater
August 11th Bellfontaine, OH - Shawnee Indian Reservation

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HellYeah Announce Aussie/New Zealand Dates

Hellyeah have booked the following Australian/New Zealand dates:

June 27th Auckland, NZ - Powerstation
June 29th Brisbane, AUS - The Arena
June 30th Sydney, AUS - UNSW Roundhouse
July 01st Melbourne, AUS - The Venue
July 03rd Perth, AUS - Metropolis Fremantle

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New BTBAM, The Red Chord Tour Dates

Between The Buried And Me, The Red Chord, Cephalic Carnage and The End have lined up the following run together:
July 27th Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater
July 28th Buffalo, NY - Buffalo Icon
July 29th Hamilton, ON - The Underground (Feat. Arise And Ruin)
July 30th St. Catherine, ON - L3 (Feat. Arise And Ruin)
July 31st London, ON - Call The Office (Feat. Arise And Ruin)
August 01st Ottawa, ON - Babylon (Feat. Arise And Ruin)
August 02nd Quebec City, QC - L'Anti (Feat. Arise And Ruin)
August 03rd Portland, ME - The Station
August 04th Winooksi, VT - Higher Ground
August 05th Troy, NY - Revolution Hall
August 07th Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
August 08th Covington, KY - Mad Hatter
August 09th Huntington, WV - Monkey Bar
August 10th Richmond, VA - Alley Katz
August 11th Wilmington, NC - Soapbox Laundrolounge
The End will not be appearing on the Canadian stops of the trek with Arise And Ruin taking their place.

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Seemless Offer Update From Home

Seemless have checked in with the following update:
"The guys have all been back from tour for about a week, resting & recuperating. We have decided to take the Summer to re-evaluate our situation as a band & start working on new material. We have some great ideas & plan on expanding the rock-n-soul metal sound to new heights so stay tuned for that. In the meantime:
Dave is making a move to LA to persue writing his own material(for those who don't know he is a Pop/rock genious)
Derek will be jumping on some tours playing drums with our friends band, I will let him tell you about it, when he is ready (This is NOT to be missed). He will be hitting the states & overseas.
Jesse just moved to NY & will be recording with his side projects "Oneofyou" www.myspace.com/oneofyoumusic & a metal project that has yet to be named & details are still carefully kept underwraps but he hits the studio to demo in a few weeks...Stay tuned for that as well...
Jeff & Pete will be busy getting songs/ideas written & we will all be coordinating to jam & write for the new Seemless!"

Their website also has updated tour dates which include :

August 09th Staten Island, NY - Edgewater Hall/Dock Street
August 10th Providence, RI - The Living Room
August 11th Worcester, MA - The Lucky Dog Music Hall
August 12th Hoboken, NJ - 1039 Washington Street
August 30th Anchorage, AK - Chilkoot Charlie
August 31st Anchorage, AK - Bitoz

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New Sworn Enemy Video Online

Sworn Enemy's video for their track "All I Have" has hit Youtube, you can find it here. The band recently hit the studio to begin tracking their new album "Maniacal" with the production team of Tim Lambesis of As I Lay Dying and Joey Z. (Life Of Agony).

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Hear Behemoth's "Prometherion" Track Online

Behemoth's new track "Prometherion" has been made available online over at www.ozzfest.com. The song is lifted from the bands new album "The Apostasy", which will see a July 17th release date through Century Media.

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Shadows Fall Announce SOTU Warmup Dates

Shadows Fall have lined up the following three headlining shows to lead them into this summers "Sounds Of The Underground Tour":

June 29th Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live! (Feat. Every Time I Die, The Acacia Strain)
June 30th Huntington, WV - Huntington Music Hall (Feat. Every Time I Die, The Acacia Strain)
July 01st Knoxville, TN - Blue Cat's (Feat. Every Time I Die, Darkest Hour, The Acacia Strain)

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Project 86 Announce "Tune-Up" Dates

Project 86 have added the following dates to their schedule, its expected they will play a long set with alot of classic songs, as well as a few from the new album before a long summer tour is planned.
June 28th Mt. Union, PA - Agape Farm
July 06th Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
July 27th George, WA - The Gorge
August 02nd Monterey, CA - Laguna Seca Raceway
August 04th Gilford, NH - Gunstock Mtn Resort
August 25th Cortland, OH - Trumbull Cty Fairgrounds
August 31st Sioux Falls, SD - Wild Water West Park
September 02nd Quincy, CA - Plumas County Fair
The band will release their new album "Rival Factions" through Tooth & Nail on June 19th.

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Municipal Waste Announce European Tour

Municipal Waste have lined up the following European run:
August 01st Hengelo , NET - Metropol
August 02nd TBA, DEN - Hardcore Festival
August 03rd Lindesberg, SWE - Augustibuller Festival
August 04th Wacken, GER - Wacken Festival
August 05th Southampton, UK - Joiners (Feat. S.S.S.)
August 06th Newcastle, UK - Cluny
August 07th Liverpool, UK - Barfly (Feat. S.S.S., Evile)
August 08th Glasgow, UK - King Tuts (Feat. S.S.S.)
August 09th Sheffield, UK - Dnr (Feat. S.S.S.)
August 10th London, UK - Underworld (Feat. S.S.S.)
August 11th Kontich, BEL - Lintfabriek
August 13th Amsterdam, NET - Bitterzoet
August 14th Tilburg, NET - Extase
The band will release their new album "The Art Of Partying" in North America on July 31st through Earache. Support on the trek is still TBA.

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Bloodsimple Offer Myspace Update

Bloodsimples Kyle checks in after returning from tour :

We just wrapped up a week with our buddies in HellYeah and the shows couldn't have been better. Vinnie Paul is BACK IN ACTION!!! Damn good thing to see. We can honestly say to the 5 cities we hit...you guys are completely insane!! Holy Shit!! We got to play 5 new ones ...finally... and now we can officially say we're back! Record / DVD combo should hit Europe in July with US release to coincide or immediately follow. We have 3 days at home then go hook up with Slayer for our EU festival run. Also will have US summer tour plans to announce in the next week or 2.

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New Evergreen Terrace Dates, Future Tour Plans

Evergreen Terrace plan to tour with As I Lay Dying this fall, more info will be revealed in the coming months. In the meantime, Evergreen Terrace are preparing for the release of their new album "Wolfbiker", which is set to arrive through High Impact/Metal Blade on July 24th. In addition, initial dates for the bands upcoming trek with August Burns Red, The Warriors and Casey Jones have been announced and run as follows:
July 20th Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
July 21st Birmingham, AL - Cave 9
July 22nd Nashville, TN - ROCKETOWN
July 23rd St Louis, MO - Creepy Crawl
July 24th Lawrence, KS - Bottleneck
July 25th Denver, CO - Marquis Theater
July 26th Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep
July 27th Las Vegas, NV - University Theatre
July 28th Corona, CA - Showcase Theatre
July 29th Corona, CA - Showcase Theatre
July 30th Bakersfield, CA - Jerry's Pizza
July 31st Fresno, CA - The Exit
August 01st Roseville, CA - The Underground
August 03rd San Diego, CA - Soma
August 04th Tempe, AZ - The Clubhouse
August 05th Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
August 06th El Paso, TX - Chica's Bar and Billiards
August 07th San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
August 10th St Petersburg, FL - State Theater
August 11th Jacksonville, FL - Fuel Coffeehouse
August 12th Orlando, FL - The Social

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The Red Chord Talk About New Album

The Red Chord's upcoming new album "Prey For Eyes" will feature guest appearances from Nate Newton of Converge, John Davy of Job For A Cowboy and Mirai Kawashima of Sigh when it sees a release through Metal Blade on July 24th. Speaking on the title track, band frontman Guy Kozowyk had the following to say:
"Inspired by events where my brother, who is a prison guard, walks in on an inmate doing something ridiculous in his cell. The prisoner won't talk and gets into this dialogue via a notepad. After documenting that he can no longer talk because the devil removed his tongue, my brother checks the cons mouth with his flashlight. When he tells him that his tongue is definitely intact, the inmate replies with the cryptic message "Pray for Eyes."
In other news, the band will be performing across the U.S. this fall as part of the "Metal Blade 25th Anniversary Tour" with Cannibal Corpse and more. Additional info on that trek will be revealed in the coming weeks.

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New Everyday Enemy Tracks Posted Online

Geza X, producer of records for a number of early and influential LA punk bands including the Dead Kennedys, The Germs, Black Flag, The Avengers and Merideth Brooks’ hit single “Bitch” has just finished work at his Malibu, Ca. recording studio with new SoCal hardcore upstarts Everyday Enemy. Three songs from the recordings have been posted on the band's MySpace page.

Everyday Enemy is a band that has taken life in 2007 combining members of several bands from Bakersfield, California’s substantial underground music scene. After playing shows to several packed houses in southern California , Risky Management and Geza X got together for what Geza X terms is his “passion project”. “The hope in this day and age is to find unique sounding bands and provide them with a springboard so fans of heavy music with style can get the opportunity to here it,” said Glenn Alderson, founder of Riskymanagement Inc.

After touring and recording for the first half of 2007 Everyday Enemy will kick off a slate of shows at the Viper room in Hollywood, California on June 20th with longtime friends Adema.

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Stone Sour Announces More Tour Dates

Grammy-nominated rock powerhouse Stone Sour officially announced another round of U.S. tour dates this week. The summer run will commence August 3rd in Fargo, ND and run through September 2nd in Ft. Lauderdale. These dates mark the band's second U.S. headline tour since the release of their Gold-Certified album Come (What)ever May. This spring, Stone Sour headlined the sold-out Jagermeister Music Tour. The band is currently on tour in Europe playing festivals and select headline shows.

"We are simply too far gone to not come and bug you people some more. These venues have electrical outlets and we have instruments- GAME ON," enthuses frontman Corey Taylor. "Look for us to be tearing a swath through America one more time before we take a breath, close our eyes and wait for something else to happen. And you never know what that will be, eh?"

"Through Glass," the hit single from Come What(ever) May officially crossed 500,000 digital downloads this week. It is the band's first song to be eligible for RIAA certification of a Gold Digital Single. The track was a multi-format smash. The single was #1 on the Rock radio charts for 8 weeks, Top 5 at Modern Rock, Top 10 at Hot AC and peaked at #21 on the Pop charts.

Here are Stone Sour's new summer tour dates: More...

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Agnostic Front Announce East Coast Fury Tour Dates

Starting July 18th, New York hardcore legends AGNOSTIC FRONT will be embarking on a headlining run rightfully dubbed the “East Coast Fury Tour.” Floored and eager as ever to get out and do some damage, lead singer Roger Miret had this to say about hitting the road again:

“I am very excited about this next leg of the AGNOSTIC FRONT tour! We start off with MUNICIPAL WASTE, SACTO HOODS, and PLEDGE OF RESISTANCE backing us up. I expect nothing but some of the sickest mosh pits ever witnessed! Joining us in about a week into the tour will be our brothers SUBZERO as allies in our Canadian invasion! All in all these 3 weeks are guaranteed to be some great times and memories. Pure hardcore fury at it's best!”

AGNOSTIC FRONT will enter the studio in June 20 to start recording their new CD, entitled "Warriors". Producing the effort will be MADBALL/HAZEN STREET frontman Freddy Cricien, who also happens to be AF vocalist Roger Miret's younger brother. The engineering duties will be handled by Zeuss from Planet Z in Hadley, Massachusetts. Roger Miret commented:

“As most of you already know, Freddy is my little brother and the frontman for the NYHC fury MADBALL! The collaboration between us is sure to make an impact world wide!”

"Warriors" will contain 15 New York hardcore "anthems" and will be released this fall via Nuclear Blast Records.

Here are the latest AGNOSTIC FRONT tour dates with Municipal Waste, Hoods, Pledge of Resistance: More...

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Fate Signs To Metal Blade Records

Fate has signed to Metal Blade Records, who will release their debut album. The band had this to say about the signing:

"We are very excited to be apart of the Metal Blade family and sharing our music with the masses....Fate is grateful for this opportunity to share a label with some of our biggest influences and to become apart of the proud tradition of metal blade artists."

FATE are:

Justin Krahn - Vocals
Kyle Fishman - Guitar
Christopher McMahon Guitar
Dan Espinosa - Drums
Travis Deadman – Bass

You can check out some of the band's material on their MySpace page.

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Neuraxis To Replace Atheretic On Dying Fetus Tour

NEURAXIS has started an online tour diary documenting their experiences on their current tour with MARTYR. In addition, NEURAXIS will replace ATHERETIC on all shows in Quebec for the DYING FETUS tour. Here are those tour dates:

June 2 - Rimouski, QC @ La Coudee
June 3 - Quebec, QC @ L'Imperial
June 7 - Sherbrooke, QC @ Bar Magog
June 8 - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
June 9 - Rouyn, QC @ Petit Theatre

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Von Thronstahl's "Sacrifice" Nearly Complete

Von Thronstahl's new studio album "Sacrificare" is nearing completion and should be at the factory in the next fortnight. "Sacrificare" contains a total of 14 tracks, with over 70 minutes of music. Their label, Cold Spring Records comments on the effort:

"Von Thronstahl deliver real traditional Neofolk, alternating between intense and powerful, to romantic and orchestral tunes, but always very melodic. This could be considered the most commercial Von Thronstahl release to date, and with the superb song-writing of Josef K, sets a new benchmark for the Neofolk genre. The first limited edition of 3000 copies is presented in a stunning black and gold digipak."

Shipping late June 2007. Pre-orders begin when exact shipping date is confirmed.

Track Listing:

1. The Age Of Decay And Democracy
2. Molti Piu Onore
3. Gloomy White Sunday [Mp3]
4. Occidental Identity
5. Ganz In Weiss Und Ganz In Eisen
6. Dressed In Black Uniforms
7. Mother Of Mercy (German Version)
8. Demnezev Exista
9. Sacrificare
10. Palästina (Instrumental)
11. Undefinierbare Sehnsucht
12. Berg-Einsamkeit
13. The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse
14. Gloomy White Sunday (Non-Rhythm Version)

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Porcupine Tree Release Explanation Of Video Clip

In light of their recent album release, Fear of a Blank Planet (read review by RememberMetal? here), the band released a video, directed by Lasse Hoile, for the title track. The controversial video can be viewed from the official website (hi-res) or from the band's MySpace page. Furthermore, an 20-minute long interview with Steven Wilson explaining the concepts of the new album, and how he feels about modern life, can be downloaded at this location.

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