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Metal News for June 13, 2008

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Shaun Luu Horror Fest (NY) Details

The Shaun Luu Horror Fest is held every year in Syracuse, NY in memory of Shaun Luu. Shaun was part of the Syracuse hardcore/metal/punk and horror/b-movie communities. Shaun passed away three years ago after a long fight with brain cancer. Since then the Shaun Luu Horror Fest has been held each year on, or close to, either Shaun's birthday (June 14th) or the day he passed away (June 11th) and features some of Shaun's favorite movies and music. The fest is a way to keep his memory alive and to raise money for good causes. All proceeds are donated in his name to fight cancer.

The Fourth Annual Shaun Luu Horror Fest:

Saturday, June 14th 2008 at The Palace Theatre (2384 James St.) in Syracuse, NY.

The Red Chord
A Storm of Light

Cannibal Holocaust
Holy Mountain

Doors for bands at 12:00pm, doors for movies at 7:00pm. $10 for the bands, $10 for the movies, or $15 for both.

All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society and The Golisano Childrens Hospital.

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Farewell To Freeway, Dead And Divine Tour Dates

Farewell To Freeway will embark on a headling tour with Dead And Divine, Every Bridge Burned, and Duck Duck Goose in July. Here are the latest tour dates:

7/12 Herrin, IL @ HITTS
7/13 Springfield, IL @ The Black Sheep Cafe
7/14 Franklin, IN @ The Rooftop
7/15 Southgate, MI @ The Modern Exchange
7/16 Charleroi, PA @ Club Octane
7/17 Clearfield, PA @ Clearfield Skate Station
7/18 Niagara Falls, NY @ The Evening Star
7/19 Bethpage, NY @ Deuces Wild
7/20 Pompton Lakes, NJ @ Mainstage
7/21 Fredericksburg, VA @ The Refuge
7/22 Harrisonburg, VA @ Jimdel's
7/23 Virginia Beach, VA @ Peppermint Beach Club
7/24 Asheville, NC @ Graffiti Music Hall
7/25 Wilmington, NC @ Lucky's Pub

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Metallica Warms Up For Bonnaroo With Small Gig

Metallica rarely turns down the chance to pack its stadium-sized sound into a tiny venue, and
Yesterday (Thursday), Metallica warmed up for its Bonnaroo peformance tonight with a nine-song set in front of approximately 175 lucky fans at Nashville's the Basement.

According to fan accounts, the group played "No Remorse," "Fuel," "Harvester of Sorrow," "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)," "For Whom the Bell Tolls," "Master of Puppets," "Sad But True," "Motorbreath and "Seek and Destroy" for an audience of fan club members and club employees.

Metallica's Bonnaroo set will be broadcast tomorrow at 10 p.m. ET by Fuse.

You can watch a video from the gig below. More...

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The Brave Littlie Toastour Announced

Scary Scary Clothing presents THE BRAVE LITTLE TOASTOUR, featuring:

Motionless in White (Masquerade Records)
Forever in Terror (Metal Blade Records)
Armor For The Broken (This City Is Burning Records) 8.7-8.16
Heal These Wounds 8.9-8.16

Here are the tour dates:

8.1 Brandenburg KT @The Annex
8.2 Crossville TN @The Cumberland County Community Complex
8.3 Tba, GA
8.4 Tba, SC
8.5 Raleigh NC @ Vintage 21
8.6 Richmond VA @ The Canal Club
8.7 Bethpage NY @Deuces Wild
8.8 Livingston, NJ @GoodTimez Club
8.9 Pittston PA @ The Lithuanian Club
8.10 South Burlington VT @ Higher Ground Showcase Lounge
8.11 Manchester NH @Rocko's
8.12 Dover Foxcroft ME@ Dover Foxcroft American Legion
8.13 Tba, MA
8.14 Providence RI @ Club Hell
8.15 Poughkeepsie NY @ The Loft
8.16 Rochester NY @ The Penny Arcade

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Sebastian Bach Updates Tour Schedule

SEBASTIAN BACH has updated his tour schedule with POISON and DOKKEN as follows:

8 - Nashville, TN - Sommet Center
9 - Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre
10 - Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma **
11 - Walker, MN - Moondance Jam
12 - Madison, WI - Willow Island
13 - Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center
15 - Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center *
18 - Morton, MN - Jackpot Junction Casino *
19 - Rockford, IL - MetroCentre *
20 - Pikeville, KY - Eastern KY Expo Center *
22 - Tampa, FL - Ford Amphitheater
23 - West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheater
25 - New Orleans LA - House Of Blues ***
26 - Birmingham, AL - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
27 - Atlanta, GA - Lakewood Amphitheater
29 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun
30 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon @ Jones Beach Theater
31 - Washington, DC - Nissan Pavilion

2 - Greenville, WI - Greenville Lions Park **
3 - Chicago, IL - FMB Pavilion
7 - Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion
8 - Hershey, PA - Hershey Park Pavilion
9 - Detroit, MI - Freedom Hill
10 - Pittsburgh, PA - Post Gazette Pavilion
12 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
14 - Cleveland, OH - Blossom Music Center
15 - Indianapolis, IN - Verizon Wireless Music Center
16 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
17 - St. Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
19 - Springfield, IL - Prairie Capitol Convention Center
20 - Lincoln, NE - Pershing Auditorium *
22 - Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl
23 Los Angeles, CA - Gibson Amphitheater
24 Phoenix, AZ - Dodge Theater
26 Alpine, CA - DreamCatcher ***
27 Lancaster, CA - Antelope Valley Fairgrounds *
29 Kelseyville, CA - Konocti Harbor Resort

* with Poison only
*** headline show

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Firebird Begins Recording New Album

UK-based stoner rockers FIREBIRD, featuring CARCASS guitarist Bill Steer, are currently recording the follow up to the 2006 album, Hot Wings. The album is scheduled for an October/November release via Rise Above Records. In the meantime, catch Steer on stage at various European festivals with the recently reunited Carcass. For more info visit their MySpace page.

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Nehemiah Plans Reunion Shows

Nehemiah will reunite for two shows this summer. The Minneapolis group broke up in 2005. Here are the dates for the reunion shows:

8/2 Milwaukee, WI @ Robot Mosh Fest
8/21 St. Paul, MN @ Station 4

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NIN Reveals "The Slip" Retail Information

Nine Inch Nails released a sales sheet to retail today and posted a message sharing much of that information.

"The Slip" will be available in an individually numbered 2-disc, 6-panel digipak and double gatefold vinyl in the US, Canada, and parts of Japan.

The digipak will be limited to 200,000 pieces only, each individually numbered, and will include a DVD of Nine Inch Nails performing live tracks from "The Slip" at rehearsals, a 24-page booklet, and an exclusive sticker pack. For UK, Europe, Australia, and other territories, the release will not be limited or numbered, but will otherwise be identical.

The gatefold vinyl release contains 1 LP (180 gram vinyl) and a 24-page booklet (vinyl is not limited or numbered anywhere).

CD Street Date (US & Canada): July 22, 2008
CD Street Date (UK & Europe): July 21, 2008
Vinyl Street Date (US & Canada): August 5, 2008
Vinyl Street Date (UK & Europe): August 4, 2008
Japan and Australia release info is TBA.

"The Slip" will remain free for download indefinitely from theslip.nin.com.

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Testament Announces London Signing Session

Testament will be signing copies of their new CD, "The Formation Of Damnation," at the Zavvi Store in London, England on June 17.

When: June 17th, 2008 at 6:00pm
Where: Zavvi (formerly Virgin Megastore)
Oxford Street
Westminster, London, UK

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Bonnaroo Streaming Online Live Now

It was previously reported that Fuse TV would be broadcasting live Bonnaroo 2008 sets from both Metallica and Mastodon this weekend. However, there seems to be a full live broadcast going on over at AT&T's Blueroom. Of note, Les Claypool is on at 8:30pm tonight and Metallica takes the stage at 10pm (contrary to the time streaming of their set by Fuse at 10 on Saturday). Mastodon is playing at 10pm on Saturday. All times are Eastern Time.

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Saxon Frontman Posts New Blog

Saxon frontman Biff Byford has posted the following blog online:

"Just got to say, I’d like to thank John Jackson and Steve Strange for helping to hook us up.

Next day arrive in Rock im Park, another great festival on the club stage. This one’s even bigger, it’s a small sports stadium. We got the best place today because the god of rock threw down buckets of rain on our heads. With echoes of 'lets have a drink tomorrow' the last thing we said, the gig got under way with AIRBORNE - another great set. Got a call from Steve who I think is Lars (Ulrich)'s assistant - we should get together with the boys again which was cool."

Read the full article at this location.

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Deathriders Posts New Song Online

DEATHRIDERS has posted a rough mix of their new song "Crimson Warrior", available for streaming on their MySpace page.

"Crimson Warrior" is a new song from DEATHRIDERS forthcoming album "Back With A Vengeance." Written by Neil Turbin and Steve McKnight, the song features the kick ass guitars of Swedish Viking Power guitarist Jonas Hornqvist of the band Treasure Land in collaboration with DEATHRIDERS.

"Back With A Vengeance" is currently being recorded and mixed by Ken Orth at Alpine Sound in Mesa, Arizona.

Fronted by the first powerhouse vocalist of Thrash, Neil Turbin, DEATHRIDERS also features Sandy K. Vasquez (Last Rites, Bloodlust), Chris Moore (Orcus, VVSI), Dave Watson (Hirax) and Mike Guerrero (Hellion).

DEATHRIDERS tour dates are as follows:
6/13 - Dallas, Tx - The Vampire Lounge
6/14 - Houston, Tx - The Meridian
7/12 - Pryor, Ok - Rocklahoma
7/25 - Las Vegas, Nv - Cheyenne Saloon

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Iced Earth Reveals Fall North American Tour Dates

This fall ICED EARTH will be joined by Into Eternity and Saviours for a North American tour. VIP tickets will be available during the tour. Fans who purchase a "Child of the Wicked" VIP package will receive the following:

- A Ticket to an ICED EARTH Concert
- VIP meet and greet with ICED EARTH
- Autographed item from ICED EARTH
- Limited Edition ICED EARTH T-Shirt
- VIP commemorative laminate

To learn more about the VIP package and tickets for the shows below, visit the official ICED EARTH Website.

Iced Earth tour dates are as follows:
9/21 – Harpos. Detroit, Michigan
9/22 – Phoenix Concert Theatre. Toronto, Ontario, Canada
9/23 – Le Medley. Montreal, Quebec, Canada
9/24 – Trocadero. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
9/25 – 9:30 Club. Washington, D.C.
9/26 – Amos' Southbend. Charlotte, North Carolina
9/27 – Center Stage. ProgPower USA IX. Atlanta, Georgia** (SOLD OUT)
9/28 – House of Blues. Lake Buena Vista, Florida
9/29 – The Orange Peel. Asheville, North Carolina
9/30 – House of Blues. Cleveland, Ohio
10/14 – The Norva. Norfolk, Virginia
10/15 – The Palladium. Worchester, Massachusetts
10/16 – Nokia Theater. New York, New York
10/22 – Hawthrone Theater. Portland, Oregon
10/23 – Regency Center@ The Grand Ballroom. San Francisco, California
10/24 – The Avalon. Los Angeles, California

**VIP package not available at ProgPower USA. The festival is sold out.

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Double Dragon Streaming New Song Online

Australian melodic death metal band Double Dragon has posted a new song on their MySpace Page. The track "Black Sails of Armaggedon" is from their upcoming debut album "Devastator", which is currently slated for a July release via Truth Inc Records.

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Under The Grave Posts New Song Online

Canadian death metal band Under The Grave are streaming the song "Welcome to Hell" in addition to several other tracks from their album "Until Death Takes Us All" on their MySpage page.

"Until Death Takes Us All" is Under The Grave's first album and was released in February through Caustic Rhythms.

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Ari Koivunen Bonus Track Now For Download

Ari Koivunen's "Fight Forever" is a track that in CD-format only appears on the Japanese-Version of his "Becoming" album. Now the track has been made available for download-purchase, too.

You can purchase "Fight Forever" from the MTV3 store as well as the entire "Becoming" album as a download.

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The Rotted Posts Additional New Song Online

Death metal band The Rotted (previously known as Gorerotted) are streaming an extra song from their upcoming album on their MySpace Page.

The tracklisting for the bands new album, "Get Dead Or Die Trying" is as follows:

'Nothin' But A Nosebleed', 'The Howling', 'A Return To Insolence', 'Kissing You With My Fists', 'Angel Of Meth', 'A Brief Moment Of Regret', 'The Body Tree', 'Get Dead Or Die Trying', 'It's Like There's A Party In My Mouth (And Everyone's Being Sick)', 'Fear And Loathing In Old London Town', '28 Days Later'.

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Otep To Headline New West Coast Tour Dates

KOCH Records recording artist OTEP is set to bring its searing live show on the road once again. Headlining new west coast dates on the Circus of Democracy tour to promote "The Ascension," the band’s latest album. OTEP will release a new live DVD in early 2009, which will be filmed on select dates on this leg of the tour.

Otep Shamaya is making a name for herself outside of music, as not only a singer, but also activist, actress, and writer. She has filmed segments for several top-rated TV shows, including HBO’s DEF POETRY, Bravo’s DATE MY EX and most recently TLC’s hit show L.A. Ink.

Shamaya also finds time to be a vocal and committed activist for such causes as Equal Rights, Victims Rights, Darfur, Hurricane Katrina, Myanmar, Rock The Vote, PETA, RAINN, and All Shapes & Sizes.

The confirmed west coast tour dates for OTEP with special guests DROID (Emotional Syphon Recordings) and KOCH Recording artists ANEW REVOLUTION: More...

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Stone Temple Pilots Sued By Record Label

Reuters has issued the following report from Emily Chasan:

Alternative rock band STONE TEMPLE PILOTS said it was surprised by a lawsuit from it's record label this week, and hopes to return to the studio to record a new album soon.

Warner Music Group Corp.'s Atlantic Records label on Thursday sued the band's lead singer Scott Weiland and drummer Eric Kretz for trying to end their recording contract early.

"Stone Temple Pilots were deeply disappointed to see that Atlantic filed a surprise lawsuit against two members of the (group) when they were in the middle of what were believed to be cordial and positive discussions about (Stone Temple Pilots) returning to the studio to make a new album after 5 years," the group said in an e-mailed statement late Thursday night.

According to the lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, the record company wants the band to record a seventh album and deliver up to two more albums if the record label decides they want them.

The suit claims that Weiland and Kretz threatened to stop performing under their contract and have indicated they want to end the agreement unless Atlantic makes significant changes.

"Should everyone operate in good faith, (Stone Temple Pilots) are certain that a new album from the band will be available soon," the band's statement said.

Read the full article at Reuters.

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Kingdom of Sorrow's New Video To Premiere On HBB

KINGDOM OF SORROW will see the Headbanger’s Ball premiere of their new video, "Lead Into Demise," this Saturday June 14th. The first video from the band’s self-titled album was lensed with director Kevin Custer. Headbanger’s Ball airs Saturdays at 11:00 pm EST on MTV2.

Additionally, KINGDOM OF SORROW has been added to Ozzfest '08 alongside OZZY OSBOURNE, METALLICA, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, SOILENT GREEN, and more. As previously reported, this year's Ozzfest will be a one day event set to take place on August 9th in Dallas, TX.

KINGDOM OF SORROW has also been added to a select number of Rockstar Mayhem Tour dates in the Northeast, performing on the Jagermeister stage. During the Rockstar Mayhem Tour dates, KINGDOM OF SORROW’s Jamey Jasta and Kirk Windstein will be on hand signing at the Stillborn / Hatewear booth. A listing of KINGDOM OF SORROW tour dates can be found below:

August 5 Boston, MA Tweeter Center (as part of the Rockstar Mayhem Tour)
August 6 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum (as part of the Rockstar Mayhem Tour)
August 9 Dallas, TX Pizza Hut Park (as part of Ozzfest)

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Lawnmower Deth To Reunite For One Show

Britain's funny thrashers Lawnmower Deth, who split in the early '90s, have announced that they will reunite for a one-off performance in the UK later this year. The band has posted the following message:

"Ladies and gentlemen of the jury… against our better judgement, and possibly the only time we will do this… we have agreed to reform for a one-off show in the UK later this year. More...

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(hed)P.E. Posts New Song Online

Nu metal heroes (hed)P.E. have posted a new song online called "Ordo Ab Chao" at their official Myspace.

Frontman Jared Gomes says of the song: "The new song 'Ordo Ab Chao' is a song about the hierarchy on this planet, and how the Inner Circle turns us against each other; by creating chaos, then providing their own brand of order. It is a first of many songs on our new album 'New World Orphans' (NWO) which deals with the Shadow Government. This new album 'NOW' is a concept album, in that each song relates to the main theme, which is the New World Orphans. We outsiders who dont very much like the idea of genocide and big government control."

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Machine Head Checks In From Metallica Tour

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn has posted the following update:

Ahhhhhh!!! What a whirlwind!!!

First and foremost, the 'Halo' video is officially out, on-the-air, on the web, etc. and getting a GREAT reaction. This being our 3rd video from The Blackening - the first time that we've ever put out a 3rd video from ANY record! - we really wanted to retain the same high quality of the previous two, and we're super proud of how it turned out. Mike Sloat killed it as usual, and our friend Dean Modino at Modino Media Design did a great job bringing the artwork to life, Adam's dad, Mr. Ron Duce played an amazing evil tyrant, and all of you that made it out did a killer job! We hope you all enjoy it as much as we do. More...

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Between The Buried And Me To Film Live DVD

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME have posted the following update:

“Ok…the rumours are true. We are going to be filming a live DVD on August 2nd in Nashville, TN. The show will be at Rocket Town…more info to come. We will be playing two sets (one ‘Colors’ set, and one ‘other songs’ set). Soon a website will be available for all of you to vote on which songs you want to hear and see for the second set. Lots of info to come! For our DVD show we are going to do a limited run of ‘Colors’ t-shirts. We want to do a shirt for each song (eight shirts total)…we want YOU to design these shirts for us. Send any ideas or art to btbamdvd@gmail.com. We are very excited to see what you all come up with!”

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