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Metal News for June 11, 2006

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Korn Pull Out Of Ireland's Download Festival

KORN have cancelled their June 11 appearance in Dublin, Ireland for the Download Festival 2006, promoters Aiken Promotions have announced.

The cancellation comes after KORN singer Jonathan Davis was admitted to a hospital in London for undisclosed reasons, forcing him to miss the band's appearance at U.K.'s Download Festival, taking place today at Donington Park.

KORN were scheduled to play at the RDS Arena in Dublin before headliners METALLICA.

KORN performed a shortened 30-minute set on the main stage of Day 2 of the U.K.'s Download Festival today (June 10) with a variety of guests helping out on vocals, including singers from SLIPKNOT, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, DEVILDRIVER and TRIVIUM. The group's setlist was as follows:

01. It's On! (with Jesse Hasek from 10 YEARS)
02. Falling Away from Me (with M Shadows from AVENGED SEVENFOLD)
03. Somebody Someone (with Dez Fafara from DEVILDRIVER)
04. Coming Undone (with Dez Fafara from DEVILDRIVER)
05. A.D.I.D.A.S. (with Benji Webbe from SKINDRED)
06. Clown (with Corey Taylor from SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR)
07. Freak on a Leash (with Corey Taylor from SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR)
08. Blind (with Matt Heafy from TRIVIUM)

Check out pictures of KORN from Day 2 of the Download Festival on June 10, 2006 in Castle Donington, England (courtesy of Getty Images):

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Council Of The Fallen Free On-line EP

Tampa Florida based Council of the Fallen has posted 4 completely new tracks online, only available on the band's MySpace page. These tracks are completely free and will not be available anywhere else. The band will be entering the studio next month to record 3 songs featuring the new line-up.

Kevin Quirion- Guitars / Vocals
Scott Patrick- Bass
Marius Kozlowski- Guitars
Dave Kinkade- Drums

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Blind Guardian Reveal Tracklisting, Tour Dates

Blind Guardian frontman Hansi Kürsch checks in:

"Not a lot to tell, as usual. We travel, work, travel, and need to find sleep on the plane. The first warm up shows and the Promo Tour in Europe have been very enjoyable and this weekend we are going to do a video shoot for 'Another Stranger Me' in Belgrad/Serbia. I think this will be the first BG video clip worth watching. The storyboard is really creepy and I am anxious to see how it will finally turn out. Apart from that, we headline two festivals in Spain: Jerez (July 29) and Gernika (July 30) and do lots of promotion in between. I will tell you more once there is more to tell..."

The BG camp has announced the preliminary routing for their upcoming North American tour throughout November and December in support of their new album, A Twist In The Myth.

The track listing for A Twist in the Myth - due out in North America on September 5th, 2006 - is as follows:

01. This Will Never End (5:07)
02. Otherland (5:14)
03. Turn the Page (4:16)
04. Fly (5:43)
05. Carry the Blessed Home (4:03)
06. Another Stranger Me (4:36)
07. Straight through the Mirror (5:48)
08. Lionheart (4:15)
09. Skalds and Shadows (3:13)
10. The Edge (4:27)
11. The New Order (4:49)

Blind Guardian's current tour dates and schedule for the remainder of the year are as follows: More...

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The Everscathed Announce Release Date, Tracklist

Open Grave Records has set a release date of July 11th 2006 for the release of Chicago, IL old school death metal band The Everscathed's full length album, "Razors of Unrest". The Everscathed is made up of: W. Frickenstein - Vocals, Bass (Unsolemn, ex-Enmortem), Brice Dalzell - Guitar, Vocals (ex-CorpseVomit (US), ex-Enmortem), and Tim Frickenstein - Drums (Unsolemn, ex-Enmortem). The cover art can be viewed online here, and a high quality mp3 of the track, "Shackled by Failure" can be downloaded here.

The Everscathed's full length album, "Razors of Unrest" track listing is as follows:

Overthrow the Sphere of Existence
Raging in Unrest
Halted Glory
Wounds of Confusion
Surgical Theater
The Everscathed
Evil Bleeds On
Shackled By Failure
Cries Of Damnation's Rebirth
...To The Place of Death Begotten

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With Hiatus Looming, SOAD Guitarist Preps New Band

Billboard.com reports: System Of A Down's post-Ozzfest life will include a new band for guitarist Daron Malakian. The artist is in the process of forming and writing songs for Scars On Broadway, which will start operating in earnest once Ozzfest wraps in mid-August. The band is shooting to have its debut album out in the summer of 2007.

"I'm still kind of getting the whole band together at this point," reports Malakian, who is SOAD's chief songwriter. "After I get back home from Ozzfest that's pretty much what I'll be focusing on.

"I think a System fan will be able to relate to the music, but there's a few different directions I want to take, whether it be a little bit more ethnic or sometimes electronic," he adds. "There's just a few artistic directions I want to take with Scars that I haven't taken with System yet."

Malakian says that so far he's brought in a drummer/percussionist to be part of the band and says that SOAD bassist Shavo Odadjian will likely join as well. Odadjian is also working on an album collaboration with the Wu-Tang Clan's RZA.

The new band does not mean SOAD will be splitting up. But after 10-plus years of constant work -- including last year's pair of chart-topping albums, "Mezmerize" and "Hypnotize" -- Malakian says the group does plan to take a lengthy break.

Read the full article at Billboard.com.

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The Search For Miss Ozzfest Has Begun

Big Dave and Eddie continue on their nationwide search to find the first-ever Miss OZZfest. The guys have already made stops in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago. Now it's time for you to vote or just oggle the photos of the girls who have already entered. You can check them out as well as Dave and Eddie's photo journal from the road right here. More Miss Ozzfest hopefuls will be added in the near future as well.

Ozzfest emcee Big Dave and professional Ozzfest party guy, Eddie, will visit 19 of the festival's 26 cities to find the first-ever Miss Ozzfest. The duo will be accepting entries and taking photographs of Miss Ozzfest candidates in each city. Throughout the summer the Ozzfest fans can vote for your favorites at Ozzfest.com. All entries collected from Big Dave and Eddie will be posted for you to vote on. The top three in each city will be awarded FREE tickets to the show in their city, where at some point during the evening's festivities, the three contestants will be presented on stage to the fans who will vote on a winner. Photos of each winning contestant, including the top vote getters from Raleigh and West Palm Beach, will be posted once again on Ozzfest.com, where fans can pick their Miss Ozzfest 2006. Final voting will be held at Ozzfest.com on August 7 and 8. The winning beauty will be awarded the grand prize and receive round trip airfare and accommodations for her and a guest to attend the year's final show August 13 in West Palm Beach where she'll be crowned Miss Ozzfest 2006.

Ozzfest 2006 is set to kick off June 29th in Seattle, Washington.

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Meliah Rage To Release "Darker" New Album

Massachusetts-based thrash metallers MELIAH RAGE will release their new album, "The Deep and Dreamless Sleep", on September 12 via Screaming Ferret Wreckords.

Band leader/guitarist/songwriter Anthony Nichols, vocalist Paul Souza, guitarist Jim Koury, bass guitarist Jesse Johnson and returning original drummer Stuart Dowie recorded "The Deep And Dreamless Sleep" at Danger Multitrack Studios in Providence, RI, and Sherwood Forest Studios in Bedford, MA.

"The record seems to have a darker tone to it than previous efforts," Nichols had previously said in a press release.

Song titles set to appear on the CD include "Permanently Damaged", "Twisted Wreck" and "Undefeated".

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Barcode Reveals New Singer

After originally parting ways with former singer, Butch, in January, Danish hardcore band Barcode have finally announced a new singer: SS Graveyard aka BloodKill, who is also frontman of the Danish metal band Demolition Inc. "What had always been Butch's trademark – aggressive and fierce vocals, yet with a delicate sense of tone delivered with immense headroom and authority – SS Graveyard has it all," comments the band. Barcode are currently working on six new songs.

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Nuclear Assault Readies "Louder Harder Faster" DVD

Screaming Ferret Wreckords has set an October 10 release date for NUCLEAR ASSAULT's "Louder Harder Faster" DVD, recorded during the band's performance at the 2005 Louder Harder Faster Festival. The DVD will feature three hours of footage, including the thrash legends' complete live set, as well as vintage footage, two new music videos, two unreleased songs, in-the-studio footage, slide shows and interviews. More information will be made available soon.

NUCLEAR ASSAULT's latest studio album, "Third World Genocide", was released in August 2005 via SPV/Steamhammer Records. The group's first collection of new material in ten years was previously described as "a rich blend of NUCLEAR ASSAULT's lethal, politically conscious metal and songs showcasing the band's wicked sense of humor."

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Ex-Motograter Frontman Update On New Project

Former MOTOGRATER vocalist Ivan (Ghost) has issued the following update on his current activities:

"I get more e-mails than I can possibly reply to, so I decided to publicly answer all the questions about what I'm up to and where I stand with MOTOGRATER.

"First off, I'd like to thank all the fans for their continuous support. I also would like to thank KORN, SHADOWS FALL, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, SEVENDUST, CHIMAIRA, MARILYN MANSON, DISTURBED, KITTIE, MINISTRY, Ozzy, Sharon and the Ozzfest crew and everyone else I had the honor and privilege to tour with.

"I had an awesome time with MOTOGRATER and I have NOT separated from my MOTO brethren with any malice or bitterness! We are just as much family now, as we have always been. We have achieved more than I ever imagined. We stormed Ozzfest in 2003, were the featured band on 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre', NASCAR 2004, and voted 'Best Band' of 2004 by Hit Parader. What a ride! …But times change and the pages of my musical life have changed as well.

"I am proud to announce that I'm fronting a new ULTRA MEGA METAL band
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH.

"When FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH came around, I couldn't say no. It is EVERYTHING I ever loved about metal!! True, dominating, BADASS unforgiving METAL!! Everyone who heard it understood why I have to do this, and gave me their blessings and best wishes. I am putting my undivided attention, and full efforts into FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH. And believe me when I say, IT'S FUCKIN WORTH IT!!

"Thanx again for the continued support and I will see ya all very soon!"

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH recently revealed 3 tracks off of their debut album, "The Way of the Fist" - That's Being mixed by Logan Mader (ex-Soulfly/Machine Head). You can check out the songs "Ashes", "A Place to Die" and "The Bleeding" at www.myspace.com/ffdp.

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The Agony Scene Parts With Drummer

Tulsa, Oklahoma's The Agony Scene are now in search of a replacement for departed drummer Brent Masters. Of the departure, the band says only: "We will not respond to questions about Brent no longer being in the band. Dont bother asking." Serious candidates interested in auditioning should email the group at agony_mike@hotmail.com.

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