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Metal News for June 16, 2005

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13 news articles posted on this day.

Crematorium Finish Work On New Record

Crematorium have finished work on their new album, entitled "The Process Of Endtime." Produced by DD Ehrlich (Slipknot), the record features eleven new tracks and will hit stores on July 19th via Prosthetic Records.

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10 Years Add More Tour Dates

10 Years have added more dates to their summer trek in support of their new album, "The Autumn Effect", in stores August 2nd on Republic/Universal. Here they are:

6/17 - Des Moines, IA - Val Air Ball Room
6/18 - Lawrence, KS - Bottleneck
6/19 - Oklahoma City, OK - Bricktown Live
7/07 - Ft Walton Beach, FL - The Swamp (with Static-X)
7/13 - Knoxville, TN - Blue Cat
7/24 - Rockford, IL - Forest Hills Lodge (with Static-X)
7/26 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues (with Static-X)
7/27 - Indianapolis, IN - Music Mill (with Static-X)
7/31 - Buffalo, NY - Edge Fest

The band will be supporting Static-X from June 21st through to July 2nd as well.

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Watch Rhapsody's New Video Online

Rhapsody are out with the video to their new single 'The Magic of The Wizard's Dream', featuring famed horror movie actor, Christopher Lee. You can watch it online at Blastro.com.

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Shadows Fall Rumored To Be Signing New Deal Soon

Shadows Fall are heavily rumored to be in the process of signing a deal with Atlantic for their next album. No official word has been released on the matter as of yet however. The band completed their contract with Century Media with the release of "The War Within" and have been meeting with various labels as of late.

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Trivium Seeking Fans For Video Shoot On June 21st

On Tuesday, June 21, TRIVIUM will be shooting a music video for their song "A Gunshot to the Head of Trepidation" in their hometown of Orlando, Fl. Ever the fan-friendly band, TRIVIUM are putting out the call for 300 of their biggest fans to come down and be a part of video. The band is looking for people at least 16 years old, who can commit to showing up on time, and staying the entire day. If this sounds like you, send an email to triviummusic@yahoo.com and provide your name, t-shirt size (very important), email address and phone number. After the video shoot, TRIVIUM will be preparing for their first ever Ozzfest tour kicking off in July 15 at the Tweeter Center in Mansfield, MA. Lead-singer/guitarist Matt Heafy was recently named a "team captain" along with SLIPKNOT's Joey Jordison, MACHINE HEAD's Robert Flynn and ex-FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares and will be writing and recording tracks for the Roadrunner Records' 25th anniversary all-star record on his time off.

Getting up-close and personal with their fans is nothing new to TRIVIUM who, since this time last year, has logged over 150 shows around the world. Starting with last years Road Rage tour with MACHINE HEAD and CHIMAIRA, TRIVIUM have crisscrossed the world bringing thirsty music lovers the songs off "Ascendancy" and their debut album "Ember to Inferno" (Lifeforce Records). In 2005 alone, TRIVIUM opened up for DANZIG and THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN as well as playing the most recent Road Rage tour with labelmates 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, STILL REMAINS and THE AGONY SCENE.

Released Mach 15 in the United States, "Ascendancy" rocketed to No. 4 on the Top New Artist chart with 7,000 albums sold and No. 151 on the The Billboard 200 chart. To date, the album has sold over 40,000 copies. In addition, the band was No. 1 for over two months at college and metal radio, a rare feat for a band this early in their career, and the videos for "Like Light to the Flies" and "Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr", continue to be spun on MTV2 and Fuse. In addition, TRIVIUM will appear on the cover of the U.K. weekly rock magazine Kerrang! in July and were nominated for a Metal Hammer award, also playing the awards show.

Formed in 2000 in Orlando, FL, by high school friends Travis Smith (drums) and Matt Heafy, TRIVIUM made a name on the local scene by winning several battle-of-the-bands competitions. After various line-up changes, guitarist Corey Beaulieu joined the group and they released "Ember to Inferno" on Germany's Lifeforce Records in 2003. Bassist Paolo Gregoletto solidified the line-up in 2004.

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Disturbed Name New Album, Touring Plans

Launch Radio Networks reports: DISTURBED has set "Ten Thousand Fists" as the title of its third album, according to a posting at the band's official website. The album is also tentatively slated for release on September 20, although that date has not been officially confirmed. It's been three years since the group released 2002's "Believe", and frontman David Draiman told Launch the new album is worth the wait. "I personally feel, and I think the rest of the band shares that opinion, that this is the best material we've ever written, and we're ready to do what needs to be done, at a time when it needs to be done," he said.

The title track has been tapped to appear in the next NFL Madden video game.

The Chicago-based quartet recorded 20 songs, from which 13 will be chosen to appear on the new record. A single, possibly a song called "Stricken", should arrive at radio stations sometime this summer.

DISTURBED will begin a four-to-six-week North American tour on August 6 in San Diego, California. The only other two confirmed dates so far are Portland, Oregon on August 10 and the Black Hills Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota on August 12.

DISTURBED will also headline the Jagermeister Music Tour in November, followed by the Music As A Weapon III trek in 2006.

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Rob Zombie Talks About The Devils Rejects

Rob Zombie recently spoke to Ain't It Cool News about "The Devil's Rejects", the follow up to Zombie's gritty, violent smash horror hit, "House of 1000 Corpses". A couple of excerpts from the interview follow:

Ain't It Cool News: I liked how you felt free to play around with some of the elements of the first film. And you didn't feel the need to present them in exactly the same way. For example, the house. The actual "house of 1000 corpses". It's not even the same type of façade as the one in the first film, is it?

Rob Zombie: "It's a totally different house in a totally different location. The first house in the first film is kind of a cooler looking house. This house is a much more ordinary looking farmhouse, but the location of the other house is terrible for shooting at. There's not enough land around it and I wanted to shoot this big scene with all these police cars coming in. I knew that the other location wouldn't work at all. So that's why I had to find a new place to shoot it."

Ain't It Cool News: I love the freedom you chose to embrace with aspects of the film like that. It seemed you were willing to say, if I feel like changing something, I will.

Rob Zombie: "I just figured they were two separate films. There's no sense nit-picking and sticking to a point just for continuity sake. I usually made choices based on what would made the film better. The character that probably mutated the most from the first film is Otis. And I just thought that, given the way I wanted to shoot this film and the vibe of it, the character from the first film would just look... stupid and be laughable. He had to be changed in order to fit into the new world I was creating."

Ain't It Cool News: Last night I had a friend over and we watched a double-feature of "House of 1000 Corpses' and "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2". The first two "Chainsaw" films are a specific example of a filmmaker who felt totally free to do quite a bit of reinvention the second time out. There are some elements of "Corpses" that are reminiscent of "Chainsaw 2", and I wonder what feelings you have about Tobe Hooper's choices with his sequel. He really went out there in reinvented much of the "Saw" mythology.

Rob Zombie: "(Long pause) It's funny. He did sort of kind the exact opposite of what I did. His first film is very real and his second film becomes more cartoonish. My first film is more cartoonish and my second film became real. They're exactly the opposite. I know as a fan it can be upsetting because when 'Chainsaw 2' came out and I went to see it the day it opened, I went expecting to pick up where I left off with the other film. And I was kind of shocked to see that the tone was lighter and a lot goofier... campier than the first film."

Ain't It Cool News: I hadn't put that together, that you guys are doing the exact same thing but reversed.

Rob Zombie: "I never thought of it until the second you said it, either. It wasn't like a conscious thing. I just, in general, think that sequels are a tricky game. And for me to even want to do this movie, I didn't want to make the same movie again at all. So that's why in order for me to even be inspired to make another movie with these characters, I had to dig deeper and make them real people you'd want to watch. Not just walking catchphrases. That's why Captain Spaulding... there's a brief moment of him with the clown makeup, and I was like, we gotta get rid of that, because he's never gonna be a real character in any moment of this movie if he's the horror icon that's on t-shirts and Bobbleheads."

Read the entire interview at this location.

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Listen To Taproot's New Single Online

Taproot's first single "Calling" from their upcoming album "Blue Sky Research" is now available to listen to online. You can play the song at TapRootmusic.com, Myspace, and Purevolume.

Jarrod had this to say about the new single and record:

"There are a few radio stations throughout the country that are beginning to play it, but we wanted you to be able to listen to it as often as you'd like. We feel like this song is a great introduction to the material on the record. It's a cool direction for us and is something we've never quite done before. I hope you all enjoy it. Keep checking taprootmusic.com and our myspace page for updates on touring or just to say hello to us. We truly enjoy hearing from you all and look forward to seeing you again this summer on our tour with Chevelle."

Taproot's currently planned tour dates are as follows: More...

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Porn-Star Wife on Biohazard Frontman

Adult film superstar Tera Patrick recently spoke to Steppin' Out magazine about a number of topics, including her husband, BIOHAZARD frontman Evan Seinfeld (who stars with Patrick in her movies under the name Spyder Jones). An excerpt from the interview follows:

Steppin' Out: Let's talk about your husband, Evan Seinfeld, who starred on the HBO series "Oz" and is well known as the front man for the metal band BIOHAZARD. Is it true you won't have sex on film with any other male except Evan?

Tera Patrick: "That's true. Not only do I do films with my husband, he's also my bouncer, my roadie, and he's in charge of the money."

Steppin' Out: Doesn't it ruin it for the fans when their favorite porn star is married and only doing films with her husband?

Tera Patrick: "I think you're right. I think it does ruin the illusion a little bit. But I also think my fans are happy to get me any way they can."

Steppin' Out: Is Evan the jealous type?

Tera Patrick: "He doesn't get jealous at all. He loves me and accepts me. I've slept with a lot less men than many college girls. Please, he's a rock star. He's been a rock star for twenty years. There's nothing I could do or tell him that would shock him. Know what I'm saying? He's much more scandalous than me! We're both very happy and in love. I hope I haven't disappointed too many fans, but most of my fans have stood behind me."

Steppin' Out: What's your attraction to Evan?

Tera Patrick: "He's a man who can do anything. He's so strong. He's got so much confidence and I can trust him. He can do anything! Plus, he's hot! My career has never been better because of him."

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Agonizer Parts Ways With Keyboardist

Agonizer's keyboardist Mika Heinonen has left the band the reason being lack of interest. Agonizer want to point out that there are no arguments or disagreements involved in Mika's departure, and he has promised to help the band re-produce the old songs. For now Agonizer are not looking for a new keyboardist but will continue with 5 band members. The rumours are that future Agonizer material will be more heavier than what we are used to hearing from them. Also the band announces that session drummer Atte Palokangas is now a permanent member of Agonizer.

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New Hate Eternal Video Posted Online

"I, Monarch," Hate Eternal's new video, from the upcoming album of the same name, has been posted online.

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Hate Eternal's "I, Monarch" will be released in Europe on June 27 and in North America on June 28.

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Gotthard's "Lipservice" Tops Swiss Charts

"Lipservice," the latest album of AOR masters Gotthard, has entered the charts in their home country Switzerland at #1.

In Germany, the album reached #31 straight away, and came in at #58 in Austria.

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KSE, 3IOB Live Photos From Download Posted Online

Photos of Killswitch Engage and 3 Inches of Blood at UK's Download Festival this past weekend have been posted:

Killswitch Engage
3 Inches of Blood

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