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Metal News for June 13, 2007

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31 news articles posted on this day.

Tapping The Vein To Mix Upcoming Album Soon

Tapping The Vein will be mixing their upcoming release, for Nuclear Blast, with Neil Kernon, at RaxTrax in Chicago, IL starting July 14th 2007. "We're very excited to be working with Neil on this. Time and time again, on tour, we were told we sound much better live. I'd have to agree the band is heavier and more powerful live. I think we were able to capture that this time around with Neil,” says drummer Eric Fisher. “TTV took a new approach to the writing of this album and I am really pleased with the result. I think we've managed to streamline and ‘pump it up,’ so to speak, without sacrificing any of the emotional impact that we insist on," added vocalist Heather Thompson.

Look for a 4th quarter 2007 release worldwide. The band and management are currently looking for touring and packaging ideas for late in the year and early 2008. Please contact worldentertainment@comcast.net with any ideas.

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Keep Of Kalessin Add More Festival Dates

Norwegian black metallers KEEP OF KALESSIN have added a few more dates to their summer schedule:

23 - Club Maiden - Oslo, Norway
29 - Hove Festival - Arendal, Norway
30 - Gamle Posten - Porsgrunn, Norway More...

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Nightwish Reveal New Album Details

NIGHTWISH's upcoming album will be called Dark Passion Play. It will be released by Nuclear Blast on September 28th, Spinefarm Records/Universal on September 26th and by Roadrunner Records on September 28th.

The tracklist reads as follows: More...

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Bitter Tongues Becomes Career Criminal

Austin, TX outfit Bitter Tongues has changed their name, among other things, to Career Criminal. Here's a statement from the band:

"Bitter Tongues has been pretty inactive over the past year and a half due to a multitude of reasons. We finally added a new guitarist (Ribs Mason of Pride Kills, 10 Crowns, Iron Age fame) and we couldn't possibly be happier with our little Ribsy-poo. However, during our year and a half hiatus, we began writing/recording some songs that were worlds apart from our previous material. We planned to release it as Bitter Tongues, but it soon became apparent that this project is a completely seperate entity. So, folks, consider this your formal introduction to Career Criminal, a stripped-down oi/punk/hardcore influenced in no small part by Sham 69, The Four Skins, Cro-Mags and Slapshot."

The group will enter the studio with Stan Wright (Death Threat) later this month to complete a new EP. Meanwhile, the band has lined up the following shows:

6/26 Austin, TX @ Emo's w/ Fucked Up
7/21 Austin, TX @ Red Seven w/ Down to Nothing, Saint Street Brawlers
8/17 Austin, TX @ Red Seven w/ Reagan Youth, Doomsday Hour

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Re-Discovering The Metal Scene In Frederick, MD

Saturday, May 19 marked my first venture out to the new local metal spot in Frederick, Maryland - Krug's Place. They've been booking local metal bands there for nearly a year, but my last local show was at the Braddock Inn in December 2005, which had since stopped booking bands after several changes of ownership. Krug's is a decent sized place located on East Street - and much better suited for live performances than the Braddock Inn - with a total capacity nearing 300. The bar and billiards areas are separate from the room with the stage, however, so it would probably accomodate 150 people at most for the show. That would be pretty packed since there are tables in that room and the floor area directly in front of the stage ("the pit") is fairly small. More...

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Demiricous, TBDM Plan September Releases

Demiricous and The Black Dahlia Murder are both plotting tentative September release dates through Metal Blade for their respective new albums. While Demiricous have yet to announce a title for their upcoming effort, The Black Dahlia Murder have settled upon "Nocturnal" as the name for their new album.

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Rise and Fall To Enter Studio, Plan Album And 7"

Rise And Fall are scheduled to enter Godcity in November to begin recording their new album for Deathwish with Kurt Ballou of Converge behind the boards. A new 7" EP is expected to precede the release, hitting stores within the next few months.

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Chimaira, KSE, LOG Download Festival Live Sets

Live sets from Chimaira, Lamb Of God, Killswitch Engage and more taken from the recent Download Festival can be found online here.

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Ex-Scars of Tomorrow Members Resurface

Having dissolved Scars Of Tomorrow, former members of the band have now taken up arms under the moniker of Hollowed. New demos and more from the group can be found here.

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Tool Tossing Around Idea of DVD

Tool have been tossing around the idea of a new film/DVD, you can read more about that here.

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God Forbid Build Summer Itinerary

God Forbid have booked some scattered dates, they include:
June 15th Portland, ME - The Station (Feat. The Agonist)
June 16th Bedford, NH - Mark's Place (Feat. The Agonist)
June 17th Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre (Feat. The Agonist)
June 28th Rockford, IL - Forest Hills Lodge
June 29th Nashville, TN - The Muse (Feat. Goatwhore)
June 30th Covington, KY - Madison Theater ("Anthem Project Fest")
July 01st Huntington, WV - Huntington Music Hall/ Monkey Bar

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More Details On Korns Next Video

A video for Korn's new single "Evolution" will be shot late this week in the Los Angeles, CA area with director Dave Meyers (Slipknot, Nas) behind the camera. The song is set to serve as the first single from the bands upcoming untitled new album, which is due in stores on July 31st.

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Pristina To Do Split EP

Pristina (ex-100 Demons/Invocation Of Nehek/A Thousand Falling Skies) are tentatively planning to head into the studio in late August to record a new 20+ minute song with Steve Austin of Today Is The Day fame for a future split or EP release. In the meantime, the band recently released their debut effort, "Boner Jams '07", songs from which can be found here.

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Rage Against The Machine's August 24th Show

Rage Against The Machine's August 24th show at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, WI has officially been announced with Queens Of The Stone Age rounding out the bill.

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From Autumn To Ashes Tour With Aiden

From Autumn To Ashes will hit the road with Aiden, I Am Ghost and Night Kills The Day this summer. The tour dates include:

July 20th Boise, ID - Big Easy Concert House
July 21st Salt Lake City, UT - Avalon Theater
July 23rd Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep
July 24th Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
July 25th Tucson, AZ - The Rock
July 26th Las Vegas, NV - Jillian's
July 27th Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction (no I Am Ghost)
July 29th Bakersfield, CA - Jerry's
July 31st Calabasas Hills, CA - Hills Center
August 01st San Luis Obispo, CA - Downtown Brew
August 02nd Fresno, CA - The Exit
August 03rd Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk (no I Am Ghost)

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Cry of the Afflicted Post New Material

Cry Of The Afflicted's new track "Read Between" has been made available online here. It comes from their new album "The Unveiling", which will see an August 14th release date through Solid State.

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Soil's 1999 "Throttle Junkies" To See Re-Release

Crash Music will be reissuing SOiL's 1999 effort "Throttle Junkies" in digipak form with 3 bonus tracks on August 14th. For now, their cover of Ram Jam's "Black Betty", which will be featured on the effort, can be found here.

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New Byzantine Album Sees Exact Release Date

Byzantine's new album "Oblivion Beckons" has been scheduled for a September 04th release date through Prosthetic.

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Underoath Announce "777" DVD

Underoath will be releasing a live DVD entitled "777" on July 17th. According the press release, the outing "includes never-before-seen footage from the band's major 2006-2007 tours that encompass the Vans Warped Tour, Taste of Chaos International and Bamboozle Festivals as well as intimate shows spanning the last two years. Bonus features include behind-the-scenes clips from several world tours and backstage home videos as well as a "Making Of" documentary for the group's current video "You're Ever So Inviting" that was filmed in Sweden earlier this year. 777 includes select songs from the group's "MySpace Secret Show" live performance shot on location in Tampa, FL on June 20, 2006, the launch date of UNDEROATH's ground-breaking third album DEFINE THE GREAT LINE. 777 was produced by Michelle Caputo and directed by Shannon Hartman of Art and Industry (Bastards Of Young)."

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As Cities Burn Post New Track Online

As Cities Burn's new track "This Is It, This Is It" has been made available online here. It is taken from their new album "Come Now Sleep", which will see an August 14th release date.

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Just For Fun

Guitar Hero Encore: Rockin 80's Style

Recent pre-order boxes for the upcoming Playstation 2 videogame "Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks The 80s" have revealed more tracks for the game, the latest include:

Anthrax - "Caught In A Mosh"
Iron Maiden - "Wrathchild"
.38 Special - "Hold on Loosely"
White Lion - "Radar Love"
Scorpions - "No One Like You"
The Vapors - "Turning Japanese"
Winger - "Seventeen"

It is not known which, if any, of these tracks will be original recordings or covers. They join the previously announced tracks:

"We Got The Beat" (The Go-Go's)
"Balls To The Wall" (as made famous by Accept)
"Only A Lad"(as made famous by Oingo Boingo)
"The Warrior" (as made famous by Scandal)
"18 And Life" (as made famous by Skid Row)
"Bathroom Wall" (as made famous by Faster Pussycat)
"Lonely Is The Night" (as made famous by Billy Squier)
"Nothin' But A Good Time" (as made famous by Poison)
"Play With Me" (as made famous by Extreme)
"Shaken" (as made famous by Eddie Money)
"Synchronicity II" (as made famous by The Police)
"I Wanna Rock" (Twisted Sister) (original recording)
"I Ran" (Flock Of Seagulls) (original recording)
"Round And Round" (as made famous by Ratt)
"Metal Health" (as made famous by Quiet Riot)
"Holy Diver" (as made famous by Dio)
"Heat Of The Moment" (as made famous by Asia)

The game is expected to see a July 17th release date.

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Pelican Continue To Line Up Summer Shows

More Pelican dates have been revealed, here's the latest:
July 27th Baltimore, MD - Ottobar (Feat. Earth, Priestbird, Your Black Star)
July 31st Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn (Feat. Clouds, Fatal Flying Guillotines)
August 01st Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club (Feat. Clouds, Fatal Flying Guillotines)
August 03rd Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon (Feat. Clouds, Fatal Flying Guillotines)
August 04th Austin, TX - Emo's Jr (Feat. Clouds, Fatal Flying Guillotines)
August 07th Albuquerque, NM- Launchpad (Feat. Clouds)
August 09th San Diego, CA - Casbah (Feat. Clouds)
August 16th Seattle, WA - Neumo's Crystal Ball Reading Room (Feat. Clouds, Gargantula)
August 19th Denver, CO - Marquis Theater (Feat. Clouds)
August 20th Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep (Feat. Clouds)
August 21st Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room (Feat. Clouds)
August 22nd Iowa City, IA - The Picador (Feat. Clouds)

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Kittie Announce More Summer Shows

Kittie have announced a number of new shows for the summer, they run as follows:
July 06th Columbus, MS - The Princess Theatre
July 07th Biloxi, MS - Mississippi Coast Coliseum
July 15th McAllen, TX -Q94.5 The Rock Bandtango
July 21st Saginaw, MI - Z93 FM Altered Skin Revolution
August 05th Madison, WI 94.1 WJJO Band Camp
August 11th New York, NY - BB King's
August 12th Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony
August 14th Hartford, CT - Webster Theater
August 15th Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
August 16th Springfield, VA - Jaxx
August 17th Albany, NY - Northern Lights Live
August 18th Rochester, NY - Montage Music Hall
August 19th Baltimore, MD - Sonar
August 21st Spartanburg, SC - Ground Zero
August 22nd Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
August 24th Houston, TX - Java Jazz
August 25th San Antonio, TX - The White Rabbit
August 26th Ft. Worth, TX - Ridglea Theater
August 31st Bend, OR - Midtown Ballroom

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Pig Destroyer Release Album and Announce Tour

PIG DESTROYER unleashed their new album, "Phantom Limb", yesterday, June 12 and will unleash it upon the world June 18th.

"Phantom Limb" features 14 new songs and artwork by John Baizley (Baroness, Torche). Preview tracks taken from "Phantom Limb", “Machete Twins,” “Thought Crime Spree,” and “Loathsome,” can be heard via the e-card at the follwoing link: http://www.relapse.com/ecards/PD/. And in honor of the record’s release, now through Friday, FYE Music Stores are offering a chance to win a Pig Destroyer autographed Ebony Epiphone guitar by following this link: http://www.fye.com/GotW-14_stcVVcatId473122VVviewcat.htm?sweepstakesId=90054


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Drowning Pool Help Troops, Petition Congress

Whether it’s a cheap cry for publicity, or the fact that Drowning Pool think that the government will listen to the opinions of men with long hair and piercings, the band have come back from their USO tour with sincere concerns surrounding the return of the soldiers upon their return home from the middle-east.

“Once home in the United States, we connected with Iraq/Afghanistan war veterans who have returned home,” said Stevie Benton, Bassist and Founding Member of Drowning Pool. “Though back on safe shores, these individuals are facing a steep uphill battle to reclaim their health after facing the trauma of war.”

Recently, the office of the public liaison at The White House received a letter written by Drowning Pool addressing the issues of healthcare and concerns for the troops on their return home, which was placed in the President’s personal reading file. Several interior cabinets of The White House have been opened to the team of Drowning Pool. One of which contacted Congress directly and are now awaiting a Congressional hearing date, where Drowning Pool will testify to the majority and minority parties of the U.S. Congress, addressing the facts of treatment of the American soldiers upon their return home from the Middle East. The band hopes to accomplish a shift of political and national attention toward the problems at hand concerning the well-being of those who fight and give their lives for the United States. Drowning Pool is preparing for their meeting with Congress by asking their fans, friends, and families to sign their online petition regarding the issue.

The White House is not the only government outlet that has given attention to the letter written by the band. Several of the 2008 Presidential Candidates have accepted the letter and issue with open arms from Drowning Pool.

“We are seeking an opportunity to testify before Congress on behalf of these troops and veterans who need mental, emotional and medical support services,” said Benton. That goal will be accomplished with the return of Congress from over the weekend as the calendars and agendas in Washington are being marked to welcome Drowning Pool during the course of the next 6 months.

Drowning Pool are currently touring and preparing for the release of their new record, "Full Circle", which features the single “Soldiers” that they wrote for the troops after being inspired by them on the USO tour. If you would like to support Drowning Pool's efforts for the American troops over seas, regardless of your political denomination, please follow the link and sign their petition http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/DrowningPool2007/.

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Classic Emperor Albums To Be Reissued As Digipaks

Five Classic EMPEROR album's are being re-released in limited edition CD box sets that include a digipak CD with CD-ROM extras, a 48CM X 48CM double sided poster with unseen photos, and an interview booklet - each is limited to 5000 worldwide.

Emperor formed in 1991. Their recordings have sold in excess of 600,000 units worldwide and their impact on the whole black/extreme metal scene is second to none. In late June the band will headline two major festivals: the first in France (Hellfest) and the second in Finland (Tuska Festival) as well as select shows in the USA.

The Emperor albums being reissued in this format are the following:


PlasticHead Distribution's site show a release date of August 20, 2007 on each of the reissues. You can pre-order the box-sets here.

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Nahemah Seeks New Drummer

Lifeforce recording artist Nahemah has amicably parted ways with drummer Jose Diego. The Spanish band is looking for a permanent replacement. Inquiries can be made to nahemah@nahemahband.com.

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The Autumn Offering Announce New Frontman

The Autumn Offering have officially announced their new lead singer to be Hell Within frontman Matt McChesney. The band are holed up writing new material with McChesney in anticipation of a Fall release through Victory Records. For more information head to the band's website, http://www.theautumnoffering.com.

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Modern Life is War Announce Summer Tour

Dates for Modern Life is War, who have completed their album, "Midnight In America", as perviously reported, have been announced. The band will be hitting the road with Maylene and the Sons of Disaster and He is Legend dates are as follows:

June 14 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
June 15 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
June 16 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
June 17 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
June 18 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Ray’s Downtown
June 19 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
June 20 - St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
June 21 - Metairie, LA @ The High Ground
June 22 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
June 23 - Dallas, TX @ The Door
June 24 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
June 25 - El Paso, TX @ Chic’s Bar and Billiards
June 27 - Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
June 28 - Hollywood, CA @ The Knitting Factory
June 29 - San Diego, CA @ Soma
June 30 - Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
July 1 - Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
July 2 - Portland, OR @ Satyricon
July 3 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
July 5 - Boise, ID @ The Venue
July 6 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon Theatre
July 7 - Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theatre
July 9 - Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
July 10 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
July 11 - Iowa City, IA @ The Picador
July 14 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Miramar Theatre
July 15 - West Dundee, IL @ Clearwater Theatre
July 16 - Springfield, MO @ Remington’s
July 17 - Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
July 18 - Shelbyville, IN @ The Sanctuary
July 19 - Cincinnati OH @ Bogart’s
July 20 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
July 21 - Louisville, KY @ Bulldog Cafe
July 22 - Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz
July 24 - Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
July 25 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore at The TLA
July 26 - South Hackensack, NJ @ School of Rock
July 27 - New York, NY @ The Knitting Factory
July 28 - Peekskill, NY @ Peekskill Elks Lodge
July 29 - Troy, NY @ Revolution Hall
July 30 - Providence, RI @ Living Room
July 31 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium Upstairs
August 4 - Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox

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Obscene Gesture Sign To Xtreem Music

Los Angeles Old School Thrashcore fuckers OBSCENE GESTURE have just inked a deal with XTREEM MUSIC for the release of their debut full length "Living In Profanity" whose release date has been set up in August 1st. The band features some recognized names in the scene such as Chuck Profus (original ex-AGENT STEEL drummer), George Robb (original ex-AGENT STEEL bass) and no other than Juan Garcia (original & current AGENT STEEL guitarist as well as ex-ABATTOIR & EVILDEAD).

HELLWITCH"Living In Profanity" includes 21 tracks at a blistering 37 minutes and was produced by L.A. producer Rob Hill (Cypress Hill, Powerman5000, Agent Steel, Tourettes, ect...). The band is currently setting up a West Coast tour, sharing some dates with L.A. bands AGENT STEEL and INSECTICIDE.

For those who are still not familiar with OBSCENE GESTURE, their music is a relentless mixture of old school 80's Thrash, Hardcore & Punk in the vein of bands like D.R.I., CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, SLAYER, LETHAL AGGRESSION, CRUMBSUCKERS, THE ACCUSED...

For more info about the band and listening to some of their songs, check out their MySpace page or official website.

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Watch The Sword Perform "Winter Wolves" Online

There is a new live performance video of THE SWORD playing their track "Winter Wolves" available for viewing on the Underground Video Television Website. The footage was taken at The Palladium in Worcester MA last year during the band's tour with IN FLAMES and LACUNA COIL.

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