Metal News for June 13, 2005
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11 news articles posted on this day.
EVERGREEN TERRACE have posted the following update on the band's happenings:
"MTV'S MADE--watch for the upcoming episode where our friend brittney(spelling?) gets made from hxc to prom queen....she wears a few of our shirts, and they may show us playing live...i know they did in the commercial. neat. which is taen backwards. huh?
----U.S. AND CANADA----
--tomorrow we embark on a u.s./canadian tour with BANE, VERSE, AND CURSED.-----but after that, we decided that we werent through, so we are hooking up with ON BROKEN WINGS, and MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD..for a few more weeks, including a few more canadian dates....assuming i can even get into canada....i have a pending criminal case against me, so we shall see....no, i didnt do anything wrong....just drank a lil too much one night and woke up in bed with a goat......which was weird, and dissapointing......i thought i brought home one of those sheep boys from the skittles commercial. i was duped. like the bad guys at the end of every scooby episode....where am i going with this?"
Texas-based metallers DROWNING POOL have parted ways with singer Jason "Gong" Jones. Jones apparently announced his decision to leave the band on the eve of the group's scheduled appearance in their hometown of Dallas on Sunday, June 12, resulting in the show's cancellation.
Jones officially joined DROWNING POOL in 2003 following the death of previous frontman Dave Williams. Jason went on to sing on the band's sophomore album, "Desensitized", which was released in April 2004 via Wind-Up Records, and spent most of the last year touring with the group in support of the CD.
A relative unknown, Gong had previously auditioned for the then-vacant singer slot in SEPULTURA during the Brazilian band's vocalist search in 1997 and was briefly a member of CHOP SHOP, the short-lived Los Angeles group led by ex-MANHOLE guitarist Scott Ueda. Prior to joining DROWNING POOL, Jones was linked with a project formed by ex-FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares (with whom he recorded a three-song demo) and was believed to be involved with FIVE-O-CLOCK, a short-lived group featuring former AMEN guitarist Sonny Mayo, ex-WHITE ZOMBIE drummer Ivan De Prume and bassist Stevo Bruno.
The 30-year-old Williams was found dead on the DROWNING POOL tour bus on August 14, 2002 while the band were touring as part of the U.S. Ozzfest. An inquest into the singer's death in September 2002 concluded that the vocalist died from cardiomyopathy, a heart muscle disease for which he was never diagnosed. No traces of drugs were found in Williams' system, finally dispelling widespread speculation about the cause of his death.
Guitarist Rick Hunolt has left long-running San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET.
Hunolt was apparently not involved in the recording process for the band's new album, which is currently being tracked at Trident studios in Pacheco, California.
EXODUS' as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2004's "Tempo of the Damned" will mark the band's first release with new singer Rob Dukes. Mixing duties will be handled by Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, NEVERMORE, ARCH ENEMY, KREATOR). Among the tracks set to appear on the CD is "Shovel Headed Kill Machine" (working title), which guitarist Gary Holt has described as "one of the fastest EXODUS songs of all time."
EXODUS recently parted ways with longtime drummer Tom Hunting after Hunting was taken ill and had to be hospitalized several times, according to Holt. He has since been replaced in the group by ex-SLAYER/FORBIDDEN skinsman Paul Bostaph.
Finnish rockers AMORPHIS are intensively rehearsing and writing new songs for their follow-up to last year's "Far from the Sun", tentatively due in late 2005/early 2006 via Nuclear Blast Records. On July 1, the band will enter the Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki to start the recording process. Producers will be Nino Laurenne (THUNDERSTONE) for instruments and Marco Hietala (NIGHTWISH) for vocals. Mikko Karmila, who has previously worked with STRATOVARIUS, NIGHTWISH, EDGUY, LULLACRY and many others, will take care of the mixing.
"The new AMORPHIS material will be heavier than ever", the band explained in a statement. "There will be an epic theme through the album, influenced by Finnish tradition."
NINE INCH NAILS and QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE will be teaming up for a U.S. tour beginning in late September. Confirmed dates so far are as follows;
Sep. 16 - San Diego, CA - Cox Arena
Sep. 17 - Tucson, AZ - TCC Arena
Sep. 19 - Phoenix, AZ - America West Arena
Sep. 20 - Fresno, CA - Selland Arena
Sep. 23 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena
Sep. 24 - Portland, OR - Rose Garden Arena
Sep. 26 - Vancouver, BC - Pacific Coliseum
Sep. 28 - Sacramento, CA - Arco Arena
Sep. 30 - Oakland, CA - Oakland Coliseum
Oct. 01 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
Oct. 04 - Salt Lake City, UT - E Center
Oct. 05 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Arena
Oct. 07 - Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena
Oct. 08 - Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena
Oct. 09 - Cleveland, OH - Gund Arena
Oct. 11 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
Oct. 13 - Madison, WI - Alliant Energy Center
Oct. 14 - St. Louis, MO - Savvis Center
Oct. 16 - San Antonio, TX - SBC Center
Oct. 17 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Arena
Oct. 19 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
Oct. 21 - Jacksonville, FL - Jacksonville Arena
Oct. 22 - Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Forum
Oct. 24 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Office Depot Center
Oct. 25 - Orlando, FL - TD Waterhouse Centre
Oct. 27 - Atlanta, GA - Phillips Arena
Oct. 29 - New Orleans, LA - Voodoo Festival
Oct. 31 - Nashville, TN - Gaylord Entertainment Center
Nov. 02 - Washington, DC - MCI Center
Nov. 03 - New York City, NY - Madison Square Garden
You can now pre-order the new album by CKY, "An Answer Can Be Found", on the Best Buy website. You can also get a free limited edition CKY shirt with your purchase. Just head to www.bestbuy.com/cky to order. The new record will hit stores on June 28th, with the Best Buy offer being good until July 2nd or while supplies last.
Dry Kill Logic sas cancelled two more shows on their recent tour. Here is a message from Cliff:
"Hey everyone - unfortunately the shows in Flint MI and Columbus OH have to be rescheduled. We promise to make it up to you when we come through on GIGANTOUR!
Thanks for understanding,
Cliff Dry Kill Logic / 2K5"
Deftones, A Perfect Circle and Cave In are among the bands featured on an upcoming tribute album to Failure. Melissa Auf Der Maur and Poison The Well are also involved. The record will be released by the Renfield label.
THUNDERSTONE and MACHINE MEN are said to be in talks to support SONATA ARCTICA on their upcoming headlining tour of Europe, scheduled for September.
THUNDERSTONE will release their third full-length album, "Tools of Destruction", in the U.S. on June 28 via Nuclear Blast Records. "Tools of Destruction" was mixed at Timo Tolkki's (STRATOVARIUS) Goldenworks studio with producer/guitarist Nino Laurenne.
MACHINE MEN are scheduled to release their new album, "Elegies", on July 25 via Century Media Records. "Elegies" was recorded by THUNDERSTONE's Nino Laurenne at Sonic Pump Studios (OMNIUM GATHERUM, THUNDERSTONE) and mastered at the established Finnvox Studios. The CD includes nine catchy and profoundly melodic new songs as well as a cover version of BRUCE DICKINSON's "Freak".
COVENANCE, the new band formed by ex-DYING FETUS singer Vince Matthews and former MISERY INDEX members Matt Byers (drums) and Bruce Greig (also ex-DYING FETUS), have uploaded their entire April 2005 three-song demo to their MySpace.com page. The tracks available for download are as follows: "Narcotic", "Ravaging the Pristine" and "Assimilate".
The group, whose sound is being described as "melodic, brutal death metal" and unlike that of either DYING FETUS or MISERY INDEX, will soon launch their official web site, www.covenance.com.
After 4 weeks in the German single charts with "Elegy", LEAVES' EYES new album "Vinland Saga" entered the German top 100 album charts on rank #62.
LEAVES' EYES' upcoming live dates are as follows:
Sa 11/06/2005 NL - Dordrecht / WANTIJPOP-Festival
Fr 08/07/2005 D - Bochum / BOCHUM TOTAL-Festival
Fr 15/07/2005 D - Wasserburg Geretzhoven / NIGHT OF DARKNESS-Festival
Sa 16/07/2005 IT - Badia / BADIA ROCKS-Festival
Sa 13/08/2005 D - Hildesheim / MERA LUNA-Festival
Sa 20/08/2005 D - Berlin / K17
Fr 09/09/2005 MEX - Monterry
Sa 10/09/2005 MEX - Mexico City
Sa 22/10/2005 B - Wieze / Oktoberhallen METAL FEMALE VOICES-Festival 3