Metal News for June 18, 2006
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13 news articles posted on this day.
The debut video from PEEPING TOM for the track "Mojo" has been posted online here for your viewing pleasure.
British heavy rockers PARADISE LOST have issued the following statement regarding their upcoming U.K. tour with OPETH:
"There seems to be a lot of confusion on various forums about this forthcoming OPETH/PARADISE LOST tour. PARADISE LOST is NOT a support band for OPETH, they are special guests and therefore will be playing a full one-hour set. Not 30, or 40 minutes as some people assume."
PARADISE LOST will be the "special guests" at the following OPETH U.K. dates:
Nov. 05 - Portsmouth, UK @ Pyramid
Nov. 06 - Glasgow, UK @ ABC
Nov. 07 - Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
Nov. 08 - Manchester, UK @ Academy
Nov. 09 - London, UK @ Roadhouse
Nov. 10 - Birmingham, UK @ Academy
Nov. 11 - Exeter, UK @ Great Hall
TERROR, DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR, and THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD are hitting the road today for an 18 date stage diving extravaganza:
June 18 - Dallas, TX @ Gypsy Tea Room
June 19 - Tulsa, OK @ The Hive
June 20 - Little Rock, AR @ Vino's
June 21 - Baton Rouge, LA @ The Darkroom
June 22 - Birmingham, AL @ Cave 9
June 23 - Panama City, FL @ Showcase
June 24 - Augusta, GA @ Sector 7G
June 26 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
June 27 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Peppermint Beach Club
June 28 - Kingston, PA @ Backstage Enterprises
June 29 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
June 30 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
July 1 - Jonquiere, Quebec @ Keno Hall
July 2 - Toris-Rivieres, Quebec @ Maquisart
July 3 - Quebec City, Quebec @ L'anti
July 4 - Ottawa, Ontario @ Babylon
July 5 - Buffalo, NY @ The Icon
July 8 - Montreal, Quebec @ L'inco (no Terror)
The first set of bands have been announced for the first annual Power Prog West festival set to take place August 27th at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA:
Steel Attack (Sweden)
MORDICHRIST, the Swedish black metal band featuring DARK FUNERAL guitarist Chaq Mol, have posted the following message on their official web site:
"We planning to do an obscure video, our first. We are gonna take one of the songs from the forthcomming 7" EP. Video director and everything is already booked. we have not set the date for when we are gonna start. More to come."
MORDICHRIST recently entered the studio to "record some new obscure music," according to a posting on the group's web site. "I can promise that you will not be disappointed," said Chaq Mol. "As always, we will keep it simple, but with a good sound."
MORDICHRIST had previously issued a limited-edition (500 copies) 10-inch mini-LP via Danza Ipnotica.
Belgian melodic death metallers GARDEN OF DECAY have parted ways with founding member, female singer Claude Remacle, due to musical differences. The band will continue as a five-piece with only male vocalist Quentin.
GARDEN OF DECAY have also announced plans to head into a slightly different musical direction, integrating some new influences like progressive metal and rock bands such as PORCUPINE TREE, RIVERSIDE, PINK FLOYD, blended with death, heavy and power metal. The style can be described as a mix between THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND, MONSTER MAGNET, TOOL, IN FLAMES, PORCUPINE TREE and DREAM THEATER.
GARDEN OF DECAY will make their next live appearance on June 28 at the FesPival in Brussels, Belgium.
For more information, visit the band's MySpace page.
ODIOUS MORTEM have uploaded another new song, entitled "Domain of the Eternal Paradox," to their official MySpace page.
New Jersey metal band, Blind Hate Experiment, post a message to their fans through their Myspace page regarding the status of the band:
Its been a while since weve posted anything about the band so here it goes. Basically the band deceided to call it quits. and although we do have one more show. Tom and Eric have decided to carry on with some new members and a new name. The last show will be held at the legion hall on major Road in monmouth junction nj on june 24th as a benefit concert for the late Jesse Hall. All who did not know him, he was a wonderful freind to the band, and many others. Also the frontman for local band Brakestand. So please if you can, make an appearance to see us play live one last time. and pay some respects! On a brighter note: The new band Featuring Tom and Eric is going really well. songs have been shooting out left and right. There hasnt been this good a vibe since the begining of blind hate.So there is definite inspiration! we really hope all that loved blind hate will give us a chance. And no were not EMO!!! (to all that may have some warped distorded veiw) Basically were just real. play from the heart . and let our music tell the story kind of band. which is honestly very hard to come by these days. As of now the band is to be called Mason White. stay tuned to this site for info and there will be a website for Mason White soon to follow. we love you all and again hope everyone can make it out to JAM the FUCK OUT with us one last time! Much Love
Blind Hate Experiment released a full length album in 2004 entitled 'Portrait of My Own Emotions.' Songs from the album can be heard on their Myspace page.
Irish folk metal band CRUACHAN have posted the cover artwork for their fifth album, "The Morrigan's Call", at this location.
"The Morrigan's Call" is tentatively due later in the year via na as-yet-undetermined label (the band were previously signed to Greece's Black Lotus Records, who recently closed their doors). The follow-up to 2004's "Pagan" was recorded at Sun Studios in Dublin and will be preceded by the release of a single, "The Very Wild Rover". In addition to the title cut, the single will contain the bonus songs "Bloody Sunday Unplugged", "Timmy" and "Brian Boru".
"The Morrigan's Call" track listing:
02. The Brown Bull of Cooley
03. Coffin Ships
04. The Great Hunger
05. The Old Woman in the Woods
07. The Morrigan's Call
08. Teir abhail Ru
09. Wolfe Tone
10. The Very Wild Rover
12. Diarmuid and Grainne
Click here to listen to a sneak preview MP3 (said to be a "low-quality unmastered sample) of the new album.
Finnish death metallers CRYSTALIC have inked a deal with Thundering/Manitou for the release of their first album. The group, whose most recent demo, "Carnival of Flesh", was named "Demo of the Month" in the last issue of Finland's Inferno magazine, will enter the studio soon to begin recording the effort. In the meantime, you can download a demo version of the song "Defiance of Supermacy" at this location.
A low-quality, amateur video clip of LAMB OF GOD performing their new new song "Redneck" on June 14 in Columbus, Ohio at the opening night of the Unholy Alliance tour has been posted online at Google Video.
"Redneck" is the first single off LAMB OF GOD's new album, "Sacrament", due on August 22 via Epic. A video for the song has reportedly been shot by director Bill Fishman (EAGLES OF DEATH METAL, GOOD CHARLOTTE).
"Sacrament" was produced by Machine (BLOODSIMPLE, WHITE ZOMBIE), who also helmed the group's 2004 effort, "Ashes of the Wake".
TRIVIUM have announced two headline shows for the U.S.; they are as follows
10 - The Rocker in Grand Rapids, MI
18 - Tremont Music Hall in Charlotte, NC (with SANCTITY)
Support acts are due to be announced soon.
As previously reported, Trivium will be taking part in the Sounds Of The Underground tour. Go to this location for their complete tour schedule.
As previously reported, DRAGONFORCE will be doing the Ozzfest tour this summer with several off-day headline show taking place along the way. Those headline dates - with support from BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME - are now as follows:
30 - Eugene, OR at WOW Hall
5 - Colorado Springs, CO at The Black Sheep
12 - Ft. Worth, TX at Ridglea Theatre
14 - Minneapolis, MN at The Quest (with LACUNA COIL)
17 - Traveres City, MI at Streeters
24 - Louisville, KY at Headliners (with BLEEDING THROUGH)
31 - Poughkeepsie, NY at The Chance
2 - South Burlington, VT at Higher Ground
3 - Clifton Park, NY at Northern Lights (with ATREYU)
10 - Charlotte, NC at Tremont Music Hall
11 - Atlanta, GA at The Masquerade (with Lacuna Coil)
12 - Tallahassee, FL at The Beta Bar
14 - Lake Buena Vista, FL at House of Blues
15 - St. Petersburg, FL at State Theatre
18 - Houston, TX at Meridian