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Metal News for June 17, 2006

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19 news articles posted on this day.

Decrepit Birth Post Another New Demo Online

DECREPIT BIRTH have uploaded another new demo, entitled "Through Alchemy Bound Eternal," to their official MySpace page.

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Max Cavalera, Danny Lilker To Jam At Exit Fest

According to a posting at www.maiden-serbia.org, SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera (ex-SEPULTURA) and NUCLEAR ASSAULT/ex-BRUTAL TRUTH/S.O.D. bassist Danny Lilker will be taking part in a jam session at the Exit Fest in Novi Sad, Serbia on July 7. No further details are currently available.

SOULFLY are continuing to tour in support of their latest album, "Dark Ages", available now on Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Prophecy" was produced by Cavalera and was mixed by Terry Date, who has previously worked with PANTERA and DEFTONES, among others.

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My Ruin To Embark On 'Summer Of Hell Tour'

MY RUIN, the Los Angeles-based hard rock band fronted by Tairrie B, will be supporting ARMORED SAINT at The Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, California ob June 18 then hitting the road and the end of the month to headline their own "Summer of Hell Tour" in Europe with guests/labelmates GU MEDICINE & BARRABUS in support of their latest album, "The Brutal Language", out now on Rovena Recordings/Undergroove. MY RUIN recently uploaded a new track from their current album via their MySpace page to coincide with the tour as well as a new video for the song "Spilling Open" which was directed by the U.K. duo Nasty & Sinister, who are currently busy editing the band's first official DVD. MY RUIN have have also recently inked a deal with Giant Merch and will be debuting their new official online store via the band web site at www.myruin.com when they return from Europe to headline their final West Coast shows (both with guests UNDER THE STONE) before they commence recording their next album in the fall with new members Chris Lisee and Matt Lechevalier.

MY RUIN - Summer of Hell Tour dates:

Jun. 30- London, UK @ Garage
Jul. 01 - Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
Jul. 03 - Glasgow, UK @ Cathouse
Jul. 04 - Birmingham, UK @ Academy 2
Jul. 05 - Liverpool, UK @ Academy 2
Jul. 06 - Newcastle, UK @ Academy
Jul. 07 - Bradford, UK @ Rios
Jul. 08 - Ashton, UK @ Witchwood
Jul. 10 - Exeter, UK @ Cavern Club
Jul. 11 - Bristol, UK @ Acadamy
Jul. 12 - Southampton, UK @ Joiners
Jul. 13 - Norwich, UK @ Waterfront
Jul. 14 - Luton, UK @ University Student Union
Jul. 15 - Montmartin Sur Mer, FRA @ Chauffer Dans La Noirceur Festival
Jul. 16 - Rennes, FRA @ Mondo Bizarro
Jul. 17 - Nantes, FRA @ Le Floride
Jul. 18 - Toulouse, FRA @ Les Vents Du Sud
Jul. 19 - Bordeaux, FRA @ Le Local
Jul. 20 - Paris, FRA @ Le Batofar
Aug. 11 - Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky a G-Go
Aug. 19 - San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick

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Paul Di'anno's New Recordings Of 'Classic Maiden'

According to a posting on MaidenNorway.com, former IRON MAIDEN singer Paul Di'Anno has just released a "brand new classic studio album." The CD, entitled "Paul DiAnno - The Classics", is subtitled "The Maiden Years". It features brand new 48-track digital recordings from 2006 of the following songs:

01. Wrathchild
02. Strange World
03. Charlotte The Harlot
04. Killers
05. Prowler
06. Murders In The Rue Morgue
07. Running Free
08. Remember Tomorrow
09. Phantom Of The Opera
10. Sanctuary
11. Women In Uniform
12. Iron Maiden

Only 150 collectors' CD copies are available worldwide, and orders are limited to one per person. The only way to get your hands on this gem is to visit Paul Di'Anno's online store.

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Down Hometown Show To Be Only US Appearance

DOWN — the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) — have confirmed that their headlining show in their hometown at Tipitina's on Saturday, June 24 will be their only North American appearance this year. A high-quality webcast of the concert — which is a benefit event for victims of Hurricane Katrina — will be available via the venue's web site beginning at 9:00 p.m. CET. Doors open at 8:00 p.m., a movie will be shown at 9:00 p.m. and DOWN will hit the stage at 10:15 p.m. To purchase tickets, click here.

DOWN filmed shows on their recent European tour for an upcoming DVD. The band will also begin work on new material shortly and are tentatively planning on entering the studio in September to begin recording their third album.

DOWN's sophomore album, "Down II", was released in March 2002 on Elektra Records. The band headlined the second stage at the 2002 Ozzfest.

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Suture Sign With Unmatched Brutality

Louisiana death metal act SUTURE have signed with underground label Unmatched Brutality to release their second full-length CD, "Skeletal Vortex". They are looking to enter the studio later this year.

SUTURE hail from the swamplands of Louisiana and have been brutalizing the southern reaches of the U.S. since 1998. The band released three demos — "Bloodsoaked", "In Cryptic Bliss", and "Deconstructing Anatomy" — followed by their 2002 debut CD, "Carnivorous Urge to Kill", which came out on U.S. label Deepsend Records.

For more information, visit www.suturedeathmetal.com.

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Bolt Thrower Live Videos Posted Online

Former BOLT THROWER frontman Dave Ingram has compiled three videos made from footage he filmed of BT when his new band DOWNLORD. supported BOLT THROWER in Europe earlier this year. Check out the clips:

"At First Light"
"When Cannons Fade"

BOLT THROWER were touring in support of their new CD, "Those Once Loyal", which entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 76 — the group's highest-charting release in Germany so far. The follow-up to 2001's "Honour, Valour, Pride" was recorded at Andy Faulkner's Sable Rose studios and is the band's first album since the return of original vocalist Karl Willetts as a full-time member.

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Symphony X Bassist is Released From Hospital

Bassist Michael LePond of the progressive metal band SYMPHONY X — who were recently forced to cancel a couple of European festival appearances after LePond was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease (an inflammatory bowel disorder) — has posted the following message on the band's official web site:

"I want you all to know that I had my surgery and have been released from the hospital. I am feeling so much better now. I am eating normally and getting stronger with each passing day. I should be fully recovered in about three weeks. I want to thank all of the fans who sent get well wishes to me. I will read every single one of them. I will never forget how kind and caring you are. I love you all."

SYMPHONY X are currently working on the follow-up to 2002's "The Odyssey", tentatively due this fall. The band expect to return to the road shortly after the release of the new CD.

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In Memorium Seek Keyboardist

Seattle, Washngton-based black/thrash metal band IN MEMORIUM are currently seeking a keyboardist. More information is available on the band's MySpace page.

IN MEMORIUM's debut recording, "From Misery... Comes Darkness", was originally released independently in 2003 before was reissued last year via Moribund Records. The CD was recorded at Trillium Lane Studios under the watchful eye of engineer Curran Murphy (former NEVERMORE/ANNIHILATOR guitarist) and producer Todd Hooper.

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Interview with Devildriver's John Boecklin

On Friday, June 2, 2006, I had the pleasure of interviewing Devildriver’s drummer, John Boecklin. John was a very nice, laid back guy with a great sense of humor. After the interview, he, along with the rest of Devildriver, allowed me to eat my dinner on their bus as it was raining out and there was no other place to sit and eat.

John and I discussed Devildriver’s current success, their new album, the music scene, past and present, and the band’s plans after the tour as that night was their last US tour date. The interview is as follows: More...

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Ilium Post New Video on Myspace

Aussie metallers ILIUM have issued the following update:

"Whilst we're in the process of looking for a deal for our third album Vespertilion, Lord Tim (vocals) has finished the film for 'Chloroform Divinity', from our second album Permian Dusk. Looks awesome! Check it out at www.myspace.com/iliummetal (and don't forget to add yourself as a friend of Ilium!) Also, still looking for a bassist and a keyboardist/guitarist/vocalist for live work, so if you're interested let us know!"

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Enthrallment Enlist New Guitarist, Bassist

Bulgarian death metallers ENTHRALLMENT have enlisted two new members - Vasil Furnigov (guitar, ex-NECROPHILIA) and Martin Nay (bass). The band is rounded off by singer Plam, guitarist Chris Hristov and drummer Ivo Ivanov. The first official Enthrallment photo with new line-up can be viewed here. As previously reported, Enthrallment are confirmed for the 2006 edition of Bulgaria's Monsters Of Rock festival is scheduled for August 3rd - 7th.

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Slayer Plan 7" Vinyl "Eternal Pyre" Picture Disc

Nuclear Blast Records is currently offering a 7" vinyl picture-disc version of SLAYER's new single, "Eternal Pyre", to be made available in a limited-edition pressing of 1,000 copies on June 30. YOu can order a copy here. In addition, the regular CD single version of "Eternal Pyre" — which was sold in the U.S. exclusively via Hot Topic stores starting on June 6 — will be made available in Germany on June 23. You can check it out here.

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A Love Ends Suicide Sign with Metal Blade

A Love Ends Suicide's recent deal with Metal Blade Records has now been made public. Hailing from West Covina, CA, the metal/rock outfit recently completed work on their new album. You can listen to some of their previous material here.

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Cattle Decapitation Perform on Fox Rox

CATTLE DECAPITATION will be performing a short set on the TV show Fox Rox. This will be the last performance of the band with drummer Michael Laughlin.

The band will be playing the songs "Success Is... (Hanging By The Neck)" and "Total Gore" from their new album "Karma.Bloody.Karma." live in the Fox Studios followed by a rather interesting interview with the host Troy Johnson. Details can be found here.

Airdates & Times:
Thursday, June 22nd @ Midnight on FOX 6
Saturday, June 24th @ 11:30pm on UPN 13
Sunday, June 25th @ 4:00pm on FOX 6.

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Fallen Empire Split-up

Chicago death metal band, Fallen Empire, have split-up. The band have issued a statement regarding the break up on myspace:

"Just to keep you rad kids informed ; due to personal and musical differences, the band has decided to call it quits to pursue other various musical endeavors. We will probably play one or two last shows here and there, and possibly have some kind of release over the last and latest recording which has never seen the light of day - in addition, to those who act now and send us a rad and cool message with something clever and imaginative to say; i will personally send a fallen empire propaganda bag in the mail to you, full of various leftover recordings, patches, flyers, and other various bits of fringe culture - serious, free fallen empire shit

so thanks much to the rad bands to whom weve played with and to all our rad friends and fans who rock more then we do - you all know who you are - keep lookout for our new bands coming up per say, listen to jasons band , bear attack to check out a fast thrashy and more experimental project"

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Echoes of Eternity Sign With Nuclear Blast Records

The Los Angeles-based female-fronted metal band ECHOES OF ETERNITY (photo) have signed a worldwide record deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The group are hard at work recording their debut CD at a Southern California studio for a tentative late 2006 release. The album is being engineered, mixed and produced by by the band with assistance from Eric Ryan. Some of the tracks set to appear on the CD include "Circles In Stone", "Gardens Of the Gods", "The Kingdom Within", "Towers Of Silence", "Voices In A Dream", "Expressions Of Flesh" and "Lost Beneath A Silent Sky".


Francine Boucher - Vocals
Brandon S. Patton - Guitars
Kirk Carrison - Drums
Duane Cowan - Bass

For more information, visit www.myspace.com/eoemetal.

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Eternal Oath Part Ways With Singer

Swedish melodic death metallers ETERNAL OATH have parted ways with original singer Joni Mäensivu. "The band thinks that their musical development over the past few years has been such that traditional death metal vocals no longer feel appropriate," reads a posting on the group's web site. "Replacing Joni vill be Timo Hovinen."

In other news, "ETERNAL OATH is currently writing material for the follow-up to 2005's 'Wither' and musically it will not deviate too much from previous work," the band write on their site. "Ten brand new songs are ready for the moment and another three to four are under construction. There are preliminary plans for entering the studio some time this autumn."

ETERNAL OATH recently announced plans to release their first two albums on one CD. The set, entitled "Re-Released Hatred", includes the band's debut mini-CD, "So Silent" (1996), as well as its follow-up, "Through the Eyes of Hatred" (1998), both of which have been hard to come by for several years. In addition, it features a bonus track: a "mind-blowing" cover of AT THE GATES' "The Fevered Circle". All tracks have been re-mastered with greatly enhanced sound and the CD also includes a completely new, re-designed booklet.

ETERNAL OATH's third full-length album, "Wither", was released in March 2005 via Black Lodge Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Righteous" was recorded at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg and was mastered at Polar studios in Stockholm.

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Vesania's MySpace Page Up And Running

Polish black metallers VESANIA have posted the following update at their official website:

"We'd like to proudly announce that Vesania now has its own MySpace profile. The address of the page is http://myspace.com/godthelux. The site is being maintained by our friend from New York who lurks under the nickname of Hatefrost and occasionally the band members will be logging on also. We'd additionally like to inform you that this is the ONLY OFFICIAL Vesania profile on MySpace.com. Please feel free to check it out!"

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