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Metal News for June 12, 2006

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23 news articles posted on this day.

Six Ounce Gloves Northwest Tour Dates

Hailing from Fresno, CA, Six Ounce Gloves will be out touring the Northwest is support of their recent release, "Timing is Everything," which was released on June 6, 2006 through Rock Ridge Music. Here are the tour dates:

Sat 6//17/06 Portland, OR @ R n R Pizza
Sun 6/18/06 Tacoma, WA @ Hells Kitchen
Mon 6/19/06 Seattle, WA @ Central
Tue 6/20/06 Eugene, WA @ Black Forest
Wed 6/21/06 Yreka, CA @ Yreka Community Center
Fri 6/23/06 Sierra Summit, CA Rumble to the Summit

KRZR is already playing the lead track, “Flee” from the new album and the band is receiving tremendous feedback from listeners and the staff who invited Six Ounce Gloves to play their annual Manfest blowout on Saturday, May 13, 2006. Six Ounce Gloves also played during the PPV World Extreme Cagefighting event on May 5 at the Palace in Lemoore, CA.

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Turisas Announce Summer Tour Dates

Finnish pagan folk metal band TURISAS have lined up the following dates during the summer:

Jul. 14 - Dong Open Air - Neukirchen-Vlyun, GER
Jul. 15 - Bloodstock Open Air - Derby shire, UK
Aug. 11 - Party.San Open Air - Bad Berka, GER
Aug. 18 - Summebreeze festival - Dinkelsbühl, GER
Aug. 19 - Hörnerfest 2006 - Brande-Hörnerkirchen, GER

TURISAS' debut album, "Battle Metal", was released in July 2004 through Century Media Records. "Battle Metal" was produced by Terje Refsnes (TRISTANIA, MORGUL) at Sound Suite Studios in Marseiile, France, and "offers the most precious ingredients of epic viking metal, almost sounding like a mixture of bands such as IN EXTREMO, FALKENBACH, NIGHTWISH and FINNTROLL," according to an official press release.

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Trigger Point To Hit The Road With 36 Crazyfists

Corporate Punishment recording artists TRIGGER POINT will hit the road in July supporting Alaskan metalcore heroes 36 CRAZYFISTS for a cross-country trek covering the West Coast, Midwest, and South. TRIGGER POINT has been touring since 2005 in support of their debut album, "A Silent Protest". 36 CRAZYFISTS, who recently added their track "I'll Go Until My Heart Stops" to the "Headbanger's Ball: Revenge" CD, will release their third album, "Rest Inside The Flames", later this year on Roadrunner. Rounding out the bill is Portland's FALLING CLOSER and RE:IGNITION, featuring Steev Esquivel and Snake of SKINLAB, on select dates.

TRIGGER POINT recently uploaded their new single, "Picking Up the Pieces", from "A Silent Protest", to their MySpace page.

TRIGGER POINT w/ 36 CRAZYFISTS, FALLING CLOSER and RE:IGNITON:

Jul. 01 - Spokane, WA @ The Boulevard
Jul. 03 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vegas Jul. 04 - Denver, CO @ Iliff Park Saloon
Jul. 05 - Wichita, KS @ @ JC's House Of Rock
Jul. 06 - Lawrence, KS @ The Granada Theatre
Jul. 07 - Minneapolis, MN @ Star Central
Jul. 08 - Fargo, ND @ All Star Bowl
Jul. 09 - Mankato, MN @ Buster's
Jul. 11 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
Jul. 12 - Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
Jul. 13 - Louisville, KY @ Oscar’s
Jul. 17 - Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial
Jul. 19 - Houston, TX @ The Engine Room*
Jul. 20 - Dallas, TX @ The Galaxy Club*
Jul. 23 - Phoenix, AZ @ Venue of Scottsdale*
Jul. 24 - Hollywood, CA @ The Knitting Factory*
Jul. 25 - San Francisco, CA @ The Pound**
Jul. 26 - Portland, OR @ Rock 'n Roll Pizza**

*w/ RE:IGNITION
** without TRIGGER POINT

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Art 238 Signs To Open Grave Records

Open Grave Records has announced the signing of French Death Metal / Industrial artist, Art 238. The band resides in Cherbourg and Normandie, France. Formed in late 2000 Art 238 has been a force to be reckoned with in their home scene playing festivals and shows with artists such as Born With Pain, Arkangel and Death from Disco.

Previous releases consist of a 14 song demo in 2002 titled, “The irradiated mutants from nuclear hell". A 3 song demo in 2005 titled, "Guarantying peace or prophet of war?", and a split EP to be released with A Kodak Moment later this year.

Their debut full length album on Open Grave Records is planned for release late this year. You can download a sample track from their demo, "Guarantying peace or prophet of war?” here.

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Nine Inch Nails, Bauhaus Unveil Webcasts

With the Nine Inch Nails/Bauhaus tour in full swing, the bands' respective frontmen Trent Reznor and Peter Murphy yesterday (June 7) unveiled the first of five planned collaborative Webcasts. The three-song set, featuring Nine Inch Nails' "Head Like a Hole" and "Hurt" plus Bauhaus' "Sanity Assassin," was streamed on Atlanta radio station WNNX's Web site.

Future sessions are confirmed for Tuesday (June 13) on WWDC-Washington D.C., June 23 on WBCN-Boston, July 1 on WKQZ-Chicago and July 8 on KITS-Mountain View, Calif., which doubles as the last show of the tour.

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With Blood Comes Cleansing Tour Dates

With Blood Comes Cleansing and With Faith Or Flames will hit the road next week for a month-long tour. Here are the tour dates:

6/16 Gainesville GA @ The Storm Shelter
6/17 Hinesville GA @ Little Ricky's
6/18 Jacksonville FL @ Fuel Coffeehouse
6/19 Tallahassee FL @ The Beta Bar
6/21 Pensacola FL @ The Daily Grind
6/23 Jennings LA @ The Fuel Room
6/24 Humble TX @ Fuel Cyber Cafe
6/25 Victoria TX @ Riverside Convention Center
6/26 The Woodlands TX @ The Bridge
6/27 Oklahoma City OK @ The Jesus Place
6/28 Bartlesville OK @ The Wherehouse
6/29 Wichita KS @ Headway Skate Park
7/1 Blue Springs MO @ Point Of Hope
7/6 Bushnell IL @ Cornerstone Festival
7/9 Shelbyville IN @ Shelby County Fairgrounds
7/10 Hamilton OH @ Hamilton Christian Center
7/12 Knoxville TN @ The Electric Ballroom
7/13 Chattanooga TN @ Club Fathom
7/14 Columbus GA @ The Core
7/15 Auburn AL @ 467 House

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As Cities Burn Breaking Up

Louisiana's As Cities Burn have announced their impending break-up. Formed in 2002, the group was a member of the Solid State Records roster. Prior to disbanding, the group will play all of their scheduled shows, including their upcoming headlining tour, with their final show set to take place on August 19th. Here's a statement from the band:

"We know there are rumors floating around about the future of As Cities Burn, so we wanted to clear things up.

TJ is getting married this fall, and has decided to settle down, and begin life off of the road with his wife. He encouraged us to replace him, and continue with someone new in his place, but we have all decided that this band would not be the same without him. As Cities Burn was built on the personalities, work, and ideals of the five of us, and simply replacing a member would leave a void that would be impossible to fill. So we, as a band, have decided to end As Cities Burn.

As Cities Burn, the fans, and the times that we've all had over the past 4 years have been the most incredible experiences of our lives. We have cherished every moment, playing night after night in small towns, to small crowds, to the massive shows we've been able to share with you all over the past year. We are humbled by the love and friendships that we've been so blessed to share with each of you, and owe everything this band has become to the people that have believed in what we do. We hope that some of the ideas upon which this band was based will live on, that each of you will be encouraged, and know that you are loved. what an amazing time we've had, we owe the greatest times of our lives to each of you. Thank you all for everything.

We're so thankful that this summer we'll have a chance to come to many of the cities that we've played over the past 4 years, and say goodbye to the friends we've made along the way. We hope that you'll come out, sing along and hangout one last time. We love you all more than you know, and we'll see you soon."

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New Carpathian Forest Video Online

Norwegian Black Metallers CARPATHIAN FOREST recently shot a web-only live video for the "Diabolism (The Seed and the Sower)" song, off the new "Fuck You All!!!!" album. You can find it in the "Download" section of the Season of Mist website.

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Watch Zao's Performance of "The Rising End" Online

There is a live performance video of Zao playing their track "The Rising End (the First Prophecy)" available online for viewing at the Underground Video Television website. The footage was taken in Rochester NY at Water Treet Music Hall when Zao was on tour with In Flames, Trivium & Devildriver. The band’s new release “The Fear Is What Keeps Us Here” under Ferret Music will be in stores tomorrow, June 13th in the USA and Canada.

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Korn Postpones Tour Due To Davis' Health

MTV.com reports: Korn frontman Jonathan Davis was admitted to a London hospital over the weekend for treatment of a blood disorder called immune thrombocytopenic purpura, forcing the band to pull out of at least one European festival gig and deliver an abbreviated set with guest singers at Saturday's U.K. Download Festival. According to a band spokesperson, Davis may be sidelined for the next three weeks, as he continues to recover.

Korn, who did not perform at Ireland's Download Festival on Sunday, are also expected to cancel a performance at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam on Tuesday; further shows are expected to be postponed.

A post from Davis on Korn's official Web site confirmed the illness — a disorder in which a low blood-platelet count prohibits the blood from clotting as it should.

"I started getting these weird bruises all over my body about two weeks ago," Davis wrote. "I was getting very weak after the shows so I saw a doctor in London Friday. He took some blood tests and when the results came in, they rushed me to the hospital. It turned out that I have ITP ... a blood infection where, because of an allergic reaction I had to some medication, my blood platelets were really low. If I continued to headbang onstage, I could have had a brain hemorrhage and dropped dead on the spot."

According to Davis, while most people have between 140 and 400 platelets in their blood cells, "I had 5 — no joke." He has been ordered by his doctors to remain under the hospital's supervision until "they [can] get my blood in some kind of healthy shape. The doctors are telling me that each day I've been here in the hospital, my platelet count has been going up and I should be healthy to play in a few weeks. The doctors have cleared me to walk around a bit but I am unable to perform a show or travel right now. We will do our very best to come back soon to play any dates we are unable to play on this tour."

During the U.K.'s Download Festival, which took place at Donington Park, Korn delivered an abbreviated 30-minute set with guest singers filling in for Davis.

When guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer, bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu and drummer David Silveria took the stage, a bandmember told the crowd, "We've had some issues" but would "play on with some friends of ours," the Download Festival site reports.

Korn recruited a number of artists to stand in for Davis. Jesse Hasek of 10 Years grabbed the microphone for "It's On!" while Avenged Sevenfold frontman M. Shadows belted out "Falling Away From Me." Former Coal Chamber and current DevilDriver frontman Dez Fafara handled vocals for "Somebody, Someone" and "Coming Undone," and Skindred's Benji Webbe tackled "A.D.I.D.A.S." Slipknot/ Stone Sour singer Corey Taylor performed "Clown" and "Freak on a Leash" and Trivium's Matt Heafy joined the band for "Blind."

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Virgin Steele Announce New Album Title

Long-running New York power metallers VIRGIN STEELE have posted the following message on their official web site:

"The new VIRGIN STEELE album is truly on schedule! David [DeFeis, vocals] is literally one day away from completing all mixing and mastering, and I can now honestly tell you with complete confidence that it will be out in September. The name of the album is to be... 'Visions of Eden', and it is quite epic. It is I believe the group's longest album to date, clocking in at 79 minutes and 57 seconds. We hope you will enjoy it. More information, track listing etc., will appear in the weeks ahead..."

VIRGIN STEELE's last studio release, "Book of Burning", came out in 2002.

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Beyond the Flesh Call It Quits

New Jersey death-thrash metal band Beyond the Flesh post an official message on their website about their recent split:

"Hails,
Well, as the rumors are spreading, we might as well make it official. Yes, Beyond The Flesh is no more. To make a long story short, personal responsibilities have taken priority over the band. Instead of continuing with half a heart, we decided to accept the inevitable and walk away. While it wasn't easy to come to this decision, it needed to be done. We thank you guys for all the support over the past 6 years, and hope you all continue to support the local scene and real metal. Our final release will be the "Third Storm" EP which will be available on our web site along with our two previous releases.

Justin, Rick and Senen
Beyond The Flesh
www.myspace.com/beyondtheflesh"

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Drummer Igor Cavalera Quits Sepultura

Drummer Igor Cavalera has officially announced his departure from SEPULTURA.

In a statement released on June 12 to the Brazilian media, Igor attributed the split to "artistic incompatibility" with his SEPULTURA bandmates — guitarist Andreas Kisser, bassist Paulo Xisto Pinto Jr. and vocalist Derrick Green.

"I believe my mission in SEPULTURA has come to an end," Igor said in the statement. "I am very proud of everything we have done, but I feel that the group's current formation no longer lives up to my expectations as a musician and a person. Since my last tour with SEPULTURA, which took place in Europe in December 2004, I have sensed that my ideas were not compatible with those of the rest of the band."

Igor, who hasn't toured with SEPULTURA since 2005, noticed that his personal ambitions were worlds apart from those of the other members of the group and he felt slightly detached from the creative process of SEPULTURA. More...

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Thyrane Call It Quits and Cancel Farewell Dates

Last month, Finnish metallers THYRANE posted the following brief message at their website:

"Thyrane no more (1994-2006)."

On the heels of the announcement the band issued another message, stating: "Thyrane will not be performing the farewell shows announced (nor any other shows)."

Thyrane released what would end up being their last album, Travesty Of Heavenly Essence, on November 16th, 2005 through Spikefarm Records.

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Shadows Fall's Entire New CD Streaming Online

Shadows Fall's entire CD of "Fallout From The War" is available for streaming on AOL Music. Due out on June 13, the record's sessions were again produced and mixed by long-time friend, Zeuss (Hatebreed, God Forbid), at Planet Z Studios in the band's home state of Massachusetts. The "Fallout from the War" tracklisting is as follows:

1. In Effigy
2. Will To Rebuild
3. Haunting Me Endlessly
4. Seize The Calm
5. Carpal Tunnel
6. Going, Going, Gone
7. Deadworld
8. This Is My Own
9. December (Only Living Witness cover)
10. Mark Of The Squealer (Leeway cover)
11. Teasin’, Pleasn’ (Dangerous Toys cover)

In other AOL Music features, also streaming in its entirety is Trustkill's Spring 2006 Sampler and Rob Zombies's new video for "American Witch" is online as well.

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Illnath Begin Writing New Material

Danish symphonic black metallers ILLNATH have posted the following message on their web site:

"We have started writing material for a new album, as we don't want to sit around waiting for [Japan's] Worldchaos Production [the band's previous record company] to get the finger out of their ass [and release the band's long-completed second full-length offering, 'Second Skin of Harlequin']. The new material will reflect the new situation we're in — new drummer and new bass player + almost three years since the last album was recorded.

"Regarding 'Second Skin...'. The latest rumours are that Worldchaos Production is working on the graphics for the backside of the booklet, and that the album should be released within 1½ months from now!! We haven't received this information personally — yet, but it comes from a reliable source. We will know the truth about the rumour, when the album is finally released. Until then we do not believe anything."

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The Sword West and Mid West Tour Dates

The Sword have finalized dates for their upcoming tour of the Midwest and West. Here are the tour dates:

7/9 Phoenix, AZ @ Big Fish Pub

dates w/ Akimbo, Saviours
7/10 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
7/11 Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland
7/12 San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
7/14 Portland, OR @ Dante's
7/15 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
7/16 Boise, ID @ The Bouquet
7/17 Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vegas
7/18 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
7/19 Lawrence, KS @ Granada

dates w/ Saviours
7/20 Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
7/21 Fargo, ND @ Aquarium
7/22 Minneapolis, MN @ The Quest - Ascot Room
7/23 Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
7/25 St. Louis, MO @ Creepy Crawl
7/26 Rapids, MI @ Juke's Grand

7/27 Louisville, KY @ Phoenix Hill Tavern
7/28 Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom
7/29 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
7/30 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves

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Displeased Records Plan More Extreme Reissues

Displeased Records, which recently reissued Whiplash's Insult to Injury, have placed more classics on their release schedule. This fall, the label will put out two discs by New York '80s thrashers Toxik (World Circus and Think This) as well as the sole offering from technical thrash band Disincarnate (which featured Death guitarist James Murphy), Dreams of the Carrion Kind. The company will follow in the first half of 2007 with three reissues by San Francisco death-thrashers Sadus — Illusions, Swallowed in Black and A Vision of Misery — and two by Canadian death-metal outfit Gorguts, Considered Dead and The Erosion of Sanity.

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The Gersch Ready Debut Album

The Gersch, a stoner-sludge band led by Isis sampler/guitarist Cliff Meyer, will release their self-titled album on June 20. Tracks include "Listwish," "Magnificent Desolation" and "Residue Three." Another band Meyer is in, Red Sparowes, are currently working on their sophomore album, Every Red Heart Shines Toward the Red Sun,which is tentatively scheduled for release September 19.

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Job for a Cowboy Sign To Metal Blade Records

Death-metallers Job for a Cowboy have signed with Metal Blade. The band will head into the studio later this year to begin recording its debut full-length, which should be released in the spring. The band will head out on the road with From a Second Story Window, Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index and Animosity as part of the Steers & Beers Tour. That trek kicks off on June 10 in Fredericksburg, Virginia, with dates running through July 22 in Milwaukee. Those tour dates are: More...

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Bury Your Dead Set To Release New Album

On July 11th, Bury Your Dead will release their eponymous "Beauty And The Breakdown" album through Victory Records.

According to the press releases: BYD rise to the occasion after breaking up and reforming; having gone through 9 touring vehicles including buckets of bolts like a Hyundai Accent and a Kia Sefia. They're still together and they're stronger than ever on the new album, "Beauty And The Breakdown" - which is easily their most focused sonic offering.

In the Bury Your Dead tradition, the music is heavier than granite, but the band's approach and collective attitude is light, fun and carefree bringing old school rock n roll f-you style back to the music scene; that coupled with their not to be missed live performance is what sets BYD apart from their peers. Also drawing attention from music industry folk, specifically Superhero Artist Management'’s Howard Jones who doubles as singer in Killswitch Engage and now manages the band. Bury Your Dead's brute heaviness collided with their catchy melodies, "making you mosh your brains out to our infectious breakdowns, is what keeps the kids coming back for more." As Slim says, "It's always down and dirty, hustle and bustle with Bury Your Dead." And that equals a damn good time.

While 2004's "Cover Your Tracks" respectfully sold more than 80,000 copies, featuring song titles named after Tom Cruise movies, "Beauty And The Breakdown" doesn't name its song titles after Nicole Kidman movies - nor does it sound like its predecessor. Here, BYD named all their songs after fairytales, like "Mirror, Mirror", "House Of Brick", and "House Of Straw." The album's artwork is laid out like a storybook, as well. Despite having such light, fun titles, the music contained on the moshable "Beauty And The Breakdown" is pummeling, vivid, and fast, and it will knock the wind out of you.

Their organic method of playing with ideas and writing songs is another key factor of what makes BYD a little bit different and a whole lotta special. "Me and Mark are like peanut butter and jelly," Slim reveals. "We don't need to lock into a practice space with a bottle of whiskey and make a thing, with details all hidden. We go into my parents'living room, where he has an electric drumset and I have a half stack, and we write and other members come in and contribute."

Fun is an essential ingredient to the BYD sound, and they definitely strike the balance. "You can hear us having a good time,"

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Arsis Continues Work On New Album

Arsis continues to make progress on their next album for Willowtip Records. The band has titled the effort "Lust Before the Maggots Conquest." Thus far, drum and rhythm guitar tracking has been completed, with additional tracking and mixing expected to be completed in July. A sample track should be online late this summer while the album is expected to hit streets in early-fall.

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Japanese Hardcore Band Naiad Breaks Up

Unable to overcome lingering line-up issues, Japanese hardcore band Naiad recently called it quits. The group released an MCD with Good Life Recordings in 2003.

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