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Metal News for June 10, 2007

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11 news articles posted on this day.

Harptallica Release Tribute To Metallica

Clasically trained harp duo Harptallica have released their self-produced debut, "Harptallica - A Tribute" on iTunes to coincide with the completion of the full-length CD. Tour dates are to be announced across the Midwest and East Coast in September.

You can also check out several of their songs by streaming them on their MySpace page.

Ashley Toman and Patricia Kline, both recipients of Master of Music Degrees from Rochester, NY's Eastman School of Music, formed Harptallica originally to perform a series of arrangements based on the music of Metallica.

While taking the next step in bringing their harps on the road, Harptallica hopes both to introduce audiences to new and original combinations of musical styles and to of course give tribute to a band they were both introduced to as a 'musical giant': Metallica.

SEPT-OCT '07 TOUR DATES:
9/15 (SAT) VIRGINIA BEACH, VA @ VERIZON WIRELESS AMPHITHEATER
9/19 (WED) CLEVELAND, OH @ CASE WESTERN UNIVERSITY
9/20 (THU) NEW YORK, NY @ THE KNITTING FACTORY
9/29 (SAT) COLUMBIA, SC @ THE HUNTER GATHERER
10/3 (WED) AUBURN, AL @ ROOSTERS RHYTHM AND BREWS

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Turbonegro Announce Release Dates For New Album

Turbonegro have announced release dates for the band's new album, entitled "Retox." A number of the songs are already streaming on the band's MySpace page.

11 June - Norway - Scandinavian Leather Records
13 June - Sweden - Playground Music
15 June - Rest of Europe (excl. UK) - Edel
23 June - Australia - Shock Records
9 July - UK - Cooking Vinyl UK
14 August - USA - Cooking Vinyl USA

Until then, look for the band on tour across Europe. So far only one date has been announced for the States. Currently confirmed tour dates follow: More...

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Symbiosist Seek Drummer

Melbourne metal band SYMBIOSIST are searching for a new drummer and have posted the following message on that topic:

"We are about to release a full length (over 60 minutes) debut album recorded last year at 3phase studios in Melbourne with Sam Johnson, and are getting ready to release it in a few months with follow up shows around Australia.

"You can have can have a listen to 4 un-mastered tacks off our album on our myspace page to get an idea of what we sort of do.

"Keep in mind that we are not looking for an exact replacement drummer. But someone who can pick up our album songs and be excited to write with the band in the future. Must have reliable local transport, over 18, reliable gear with double kick.

"We are very keen to work with a drummer who can bring more heaviness and flow to our songs without over compensating fills and beats. But at the same time able to keep our material interesting, original and heavy."

You can email symbiosist@yahoo.com.au for more info.

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Evanescence Visiting Middle East, Russia

Launch Radio Networks reports: EVANESCENCE is getting to play in countries that it's never visited before on its current tour, with trips scheduled for later this month to Russia and the Middle East, among other places. Singer Amy Lee told Launch she's looking forward to performing for new audiences. "We're going to Israel and Turkey and Russia and Scotland, and we've never been to any of those places," she said. "We actually just hit South Africa and South America and we'd never been to either of those places either, so it's very cool."

EVANESCENCE debuted its new lineup on May 19 at the Rock on the Range festival in Columbus, Ohio. The touring band now includes guitarist Troy McLawhorn and drummer Will Hunt, both of DARK NEW DAY, who replaced John LeCompt and Rocky Gray.

Lee married New York-based therapist Josh Hartzler on May 6.

The singer is also a national spokesperson for the Epilepsy Foundation's "Out of the Shadows" campaign and has met with teens living with epilepsy while on tour. Lee has a 13-year-old brother afflicted with the disease.

EVANESCENCE will return home to begin co-headlining the Family Values tour with KORN on July 20 in St. Louis.

The latest single from the band's "The Open Door" album is "Sweet Sacrifice".

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Dark Funeral Enlist New Drummer

Lord Ahriman, mainman for Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL, has issued the following update:

"I guess by now most of you, if not all, have realized that Matte Modin is no longer in the band. Anyway, we have for the past few weeks been busy rehearsing with a new AMAZING drummer. And all I can say is WOW! He totally nails the songs exactly as they are played on the albums, with every single hit on the snare, kick, cymbals, etc, just a little bit better. Might sound a bit weird to you, but now with a new maniac behind the kit one realize that a lot of things have actually been missing from the drum department when we’ve played the songs live. Not anymore though. And I’m sure things will just get better. More...

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Kosmos Debut Album Release Date Announced

THE END RECORDS has set a release date of August 21st, 2007 for the self-titled debut from KOSMOS, the Canadian prog/psych quartet which features Voivod's Michel 'Away' Langevin on drums. The band is rounded out by guitarist Jetphil (Paradise), bassist Vincent Peake (Groovy Aardvark/Grim Skunk) and keyboardist/programmer Alex Crow

Says Langevin about KOSMOS, "We're a progrock collective from Montreal, Canada and we're influenced by the 70's Krautrock scene and avant-garde music."

The 12 tracks found on KOSMOS offer journeys through cosmic prog psychedelia, a spaceship built for fans of Hawkwind, Amon Duul II, Zombi and Monster Magnet. The tracklisting is as follows:

01. Psycho
02. Dream
03. Grand Grizou
04. Yawa
05. Indu Kush
06. Much Too Old
07. Kosmos
08. Krautrock
09. Septial
10. Jello
11. Mothership
12. Messe Noire

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W.A.S.P. Update Tour Schedule

W.A.S.P.'s tour schedule has been updated as follows:

June
23 - Balingen, Germany - Bang Your Head
27 - Wörgl, Austria - Komma
29 - Pilsen, Czech Republic - Basin Fire Fest
30 - Helsinki, Finland - Tusca

July
2 - Budapest, Hungary Petöfi Hall (with TYPE O NEGATIVE)
4 - Bochum, Germany - Zeche (with DORO)
5 - Saarbrücken, Germany - Garage (with Doro)
6 - Osterode/Dorste, Germany - Rock Harz Open Air
11 - Los Angeles, CA - Key Club
12 - Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Theatre
13 - Las Vegas, NV - The Canyon Club
14 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre
15 - Pryor Creek, OK - Rocklahomma
17 - Austin, TX - Red Eyed Fly *
18 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar *
19 - Dallas, TX - The Palladium Ballroom *
20 - Puerto Rico San Juan - The Arean Pier 10
21 - Monterrey, MX - Cafe Iguana
22 - Mexico City - Mexico Circo Volador
24 - Winnipeg, MB - Pyramid Cabaret *
25 - Madison, WI - The Annex (Holding)
26 - Maplewood, MN - The Rock *
27 - Detroit, MI - Harpo's *
28 - Mokena, IL - The Pearl Room *
29 - Indinaplois, In - 8 Seconds Salon *
31 - Richmond Virginia – Toad's Place *

August
1 - Wantagh, NY - Mulcahy's *
3 - Hartford, CT - The Webster Theatre *
4 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx *
5 - Southbridge, MA - ADC Performance Center *
6 - New York, NY - BB Kings's *
7 - Toronto ON - Big Bop/Reverb *
8 - Quebec City, QC - Imperial Du Quebec *
10 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock *
11 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance *
12 - Sayreville, NJ - The Starland Ballroom *

* with ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY

W.A.S.P.'s latest album, Dominator, is out now via Demolition Records.

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Sanctity Release "Beloved Killer" MP3 For Download

Sanctity have released "Beloved Killer" from their debut album Road to Bloodshed as a free mp3 download. The band is expected to play the Metal Hammer awards in London tomorrow (June 11) night before taking a break and heading out on a European tour in support of Symphony X in July and August.

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Phobia Announce Upcoming Shows

California-based grinders PHOBIA have announced the following upcoming shows:

June 14 - Las Vegas, NV @ Fire Fest
June 16 - Phoenix, AZ @ Metal Devastation
July 20 - Berekely, CA @ Gilman Street

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Kamelot Announce Two Live Dates For France

KAMELOT have updated their European tour schedule with shows in Lyon and Bordeaux, France in October. More dates are expected to be announced soon.

Kamelot's 2007 tour schedule is now as follows:

July
15 - Kvinesdal, Norway at Kvinesdal Rock Festival

August
17 - West Springfield, VA at Jaxx
18 - Poughkeepsie, NY at The Chance Theatre
19 - New York, NY at B.B. Kings Blues Club
22 - Montreal, QUE at Medley
23 - Quebec City, QC at L'Imperial
24 - Toronto, ON at Opera House
25 - Cleveland, OH at Peabody’s
27 - Mokena, IL at The Pearl Room
28 - St.Paul, MN atStation 4
30 - Denver, CO at Bluebird Theatre

September
1 - Santa Ana, CA at Galaxy Theatre
2 - Los Angeles, CA at Key Club
7 - San Antonio, TX at White Rabbit
8 - Ft. Worth, TX at Ridglea Theater
9 - Houston, TX at - Meridian
28 - London, England - Mean Fiddler
29 - Hardenberg, Holland - Podium
30 - Heerhugowaard, Holland - Waerdse Tempel

October
2 - Lyon, France - Transbordeur (NEW DATE)
3 - Bordeaux, France - Rock School Barbey (NEW DATE)
10 - Tokyo, Japan - Shibuya O-East
11 - Osaka, Japan - Club Quattro
12 - Nagoya, Japan - Bottom Line
14 - Yokohama, Japan - Blitz

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Zarathustra Seeking Bassist and Guitarist

German black metal band Zarathustra still search for permanent second guitarist and bass player. A tour for autumn this year is planned. Get in touch at headquarter@zarathustra-online.net or check the band's home page or MySpace page for more info.

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