Metal News for June 2, 2005
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18 news articles posted on this day.
A few new dates have been added to the initial upcoming Cursed dates to kick off the tour. There were also some venue changes:
BANE / CURSED / VERSES
06/10/05 – Paramus, NJ @ Paramus Elks Lodge - NEW
06/11/05 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar - NEW
06/12/05 – Fredricksburg, VA @ KC's - NEW
BANE / CURSED / EVERGREEN TERRACE / VERSES
06/14/05 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
06/15/05 – Nashville, TN @ Rocket Town (NEW VENUE)
06/16/05 – Memphis, TN @ The Complex
06/17/05 – St. Louis, MO @ Creepy Crawl
06/18/05 – Rock Island, IL @ UAW Hall
06/19/05 – West Dundee, IL @ Clearwater Theatre
06/20/05 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
06/21/05 – Winnipeg, MB @ Collective Cabaret
06/22/05 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange
06/23/05 – Edmonton, AB @ Powerplant (U of Alberta)
06/24/05 – Vancouver, BC @ Video In Studios
06/25/05 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
06/26/05 – Portland, OR @ Solid State
06/27/05 – San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
06/28/05 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
06/29/05 – San Diego, CA @ The Epicenter
06/30/05 – W. Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour
07/01/05 – Henderson, NV @ The Roadhouse
07/02/05 – Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
07/04/05 – Denver, CO @ Rock Island
07/05/05 – Kansas City, MO @ El Torreon
07/06/05 – Indianapolis, IN @ Buddas Bowling Club
07/07/05 – Detroit, MI @ Alvins
07/08/05 – Cleveland, OH @ Pirates Cove
07/09/05 – Charleroi, PA @ Charleroi VFW
07/10/05 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
07/11/05 – New York NY @ CBGB's - NEW
Kurt Bachman, former guitarist/vocalist of the late '80s/early '90s technical-thrash BELIEVER, got together with ex-BELIEVER drummer Joey Daub recently and "finished up our first new BELIEVER tune!" according to Daub. "And there are two other tunes in process. We are both enjoying writing and we like the direction the material is going," Joey added. "Due to all that is going on with our schedules, it is difficult to get together a lot. However, we will continue to put time aside for this project.
"One last thing, if anyone has or knows anyone who has any bootlegged BELIEVER concerts or footage of the band please get in touch with me. We are trying to gather this for a possible DVD."
Contrary to various Internet reports, SLAYER have NOT set October 11, 2005 as the official release date for their follow-up to 2001's "God Hates Us All", a spokesperson at the group's management company said.
SLAYER kicked off a European tour on May 27 at the Festimad in Fuenlabrada, Spain. The band are expected to stay on the road in Europe until early July, after which they will presumably return to the studio to resume work on the new album, which will surface late 2005/early 2006 via American/Warner.
POWERMAN 5000 are continuing on a U.S. tour aimed at getting fans ready for a new as-yet-untitled album, which is currently in the finishing stages and will be released later this year on frontman Spider One's Megatronic Records. Joining Spider One, drummer Adrian Ost, and bassist Siggy Siursen on tour and on the forthcoming album are guitarists Terry Corso (formerly with ALIEN ANT FARM) and Johnny Rock (formerly with HALF-COCKED, the first band Spider One signed to Megatronic when it was being distributed by Dreamworks Records), replacing founding member Adam 12, who left the band before the tour started (but will appear on the new album), and Mike "M.33" Tempesta, who left in 2004. More details about the album will be revealed in the coming weeks. Here are the current tour dates: More...
Virginia's Malady have broken up. The group featured former members of pg.99 and City of Caterpillar, and recently released an album with Level Plane Records. However, two new bands have formed in the wake of Malady's demise. Jeff Kane, Jonathan Moore and Kevin Longendyke, Malady's guitarists and bassist, will be hooking up with Darkest Hour drummer Ryan Parrish to record some new material, in addition to the final material Malady had written. The songs will appear on a full-length for Robotic Empire, though the group have yet to announce a name for their project. Meanwhile, Chris Taylor and Johnny Ward (Malady vocalist and drummer) have formed Pygmy Lush with Mike Taylor (Chris' brother, formerly of pg.99, Mannequin, etc.) and Mike Widman (Mannequin) [note: Mannequin is no longer a band]. The group will also be releasing material with Robotic Empire in the future.
Coliseum and Municipal Waste will be teaming up for a brief tour in late-June and early-July. Here are the dates:
6/24 Baltimore MD @ Ottobar
6/25 Allentown PA @ Pirate's Cove
6/26 Pittsburgh PA @ Mr Roboto Project
6/27 Rochester NY @ Hazelwood Lodge
6/28 Wallingford CT @ Wallingford American Legion
6/29 Burlington VT @ Club 242 Main
6/30 Providence RI @ American Legion Hall
7/1 Boston MA @ Middle East w/ Hirax
7/2 New York NY @ ABC No Rio [afternoon show]
7/2 Brooklyn NY @ Crewtonz House Of God [night show] (tentative)
7/3 Richmond VA @ Nanci Raygun
According to Australia's Undercover News, SYSTEM OF A DOWN went ahead with their headline performance at Festimad in Madrid, Spain on Saturday night (May 28) despite Mother Nature intervening.
Hours before the performance, 60mph winds blew through the area and literally blew the canvas and metal roof right off the outdoor stage.
The promoters managed to remove the roof and take it away safely and decided to cancel the remainder of the show.
However, the crowd had other plans.
Chants from the 30,000 strong crowd bellowed "We want SYSTEM to play...we want SYSTEM to play" over and over.
Despite the winds, and the show being somewhat delayed, SYSTEM OF A DOWN took to the stage at around 3:45 and played through until 5:00.
Regardless of what Mother Nature dished up, no-one left. The 30,000 fans stayed until SOAD finished their performance.
Dutch "melodic gothic death metal" band HER ENCHANTMENT have finished recording their second full-length album, "Darkest", tentatively due later in the year via Greece's Burning Star Records. Commented frontman Richard Noordzij: "It was a lot of hard work but we managed to make it through. Everything is recorded and on its way for the mixing room. We can't wait to listen the finished product!"
As previously reported, Burning Star Records has uploaded live recordings of two new tracks from HER ENCHANTMENT. The songs "Bless for Me" and "Cloak of Despair" were recorded live at the New Year's Festival at Scum in Katwijk, Holland in the early morning hours of January 1 and will be included on "Darkest". You can download the songs at this location.
Wind-up Records, in conjunction with Twentieth Century Fox and Marvel Enterprises has announced the complete track listing for the July 5, 2005 soundtrack Fantastic Four – The Album. The soundtrack is not particularly heavy, but features several hard rock bands (hence the reason for inclusion here). The soundtrack’s musical scope covers rock, hip hop and pop with new songs from platinum and gold recording artists including Velvet Revolver (their first new music since the release of their double-platinum album, Contraband), Ben Moody featuring Anastacia, Sum 41, and Taking Back Sunday.
Taking Back Sunday wrote the song “Error Operator” for the movie, the soundtrack and the Fantastic Four video game created by Activision. Two songs introduce newly formed groups; Loser (former Marilyn Manson guitarist/writer John 5) and T.F.F., (a one time collaboration featuring Brody Dalle of the Distillers, Chris Cester of Jet, Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeah's, and Dolf de Datsun of the Datsuns). Also of note is the stateside debut of the enormously popular Japanese act Orange Range. Additional songs were contributed by Alter Bridge, Lloyd Banks, Submersed, Breaking Point and others. The lead single and first music video from Fantastic Four – The Album is “Everything Burns” by Ben Moody featuring Anastacia.
The complete track listing for Fantastic Four – The Album is: More...
On July 18, Nuclear Blast Records will be re-issuing the entire Gorefest back catalogue, complete with unreleased tracks, demos and other rarities. The following three two-CD sets are currently scheduled for release:
"Mindloss" (1991) + early demos
"False" (1993) + demos + "Live Misery" EP + "Erase" (1995) + "Fear" EP + 'Goddess In Black' (orchestral)
"Soul Survivor" (1996) + 'Goddess In Black' (from "Freedom" EP) + Dynamo Open Air '96 + demo "Chapter 13" (1998) + demo + remix
Everything will be remastered, and booklets will contain liner notes by renowned Dutch journalist and writer Robert Haagsma, along with many pics from the band's own private stash. In addition, Nuclear Blast will throw in a cool box in which to store all the CDs from the collection.
The band is currently writing songs for what will reportedly be "a very heavy new album." A late 2005/early 2006 release is expected.
An exclusive pre-listening section for the coming Darkane album, "Layers Of Lies," is now available online. Click here to hear the title track of the CD, watch the video for 'Secondary Effects' and check out the artwork.
Mudvayne has added some off Ozzfest dates:
Jul. 16 Glenn Falls, NY @ Glenn Falls Civic Center - Aggressive Music Festival (with Killswitch Engage, Shadows Fall, As I Lay Dying, In Flames and Soilwork)
Jul. 28 Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - WNOR Radio Show
Aug. 03 Cleveland, OH @ Tower City Amphitheatre
Aug. 10 Portland, OR @ Columbia Meadows - Rockfest X (with Disturbed, Shadows Fall, Trivium and In Flames)
Aug. 21 San Diego, CA @ Soma
"Familiar Realm" comes off the group's long-awaited fourth album, "An Answer Can Be Found", due on June 28 via Island Records. The new CD was produced and mixed by guitarist Chad I Ginsburg.
CKY comprises original founding members Deron Miller (vocals, guitar), Chad I Ginsburg (guitar, vocals), and Jess Margera (drums); a new bassist will be announced prior to the upcoming tour.
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN have been forced to cancel part of their upcoming tour due to numerous injuries within the band. Guitarist Brian Benoit, who underwent major surgery last December, aggravated his shoulder on their last American tour. The band, with Brian's blessing, recruited ex-FENIX TX guitarist James Love to fill in for all live dates until Benoit was fit enough to return to the fold. However, the night before the band left for Europe, founding member Ben Weinman was involved in an automobile accident that left him in hospital. Undeterred, DILLINGER decided that canceling shows was for other bands and Ben literally went from the hospital to the airport. Unfortunately, during the band's show in Madrid Spain at the Festimad Festival, it became apparent that all was not well with Ben. He blacked out at one point during the set (as a result of injuries sustained in the accident) and the band had to cut their set short as a result. On doctor's orders, Ben has to return home for three weeks of rest (the doctor recommended three months). The band plan to resume their tour at the Fields of Rock festival in Holland on June 18.
Commented Weinman: "DILLINGER are not the kind of band who cancel shows without good reason and unfortunately I have a bad reason — I'm fucked."
Throwdown's video for their track "Burn" is now available for viewing online, you can check it out here. "Burn" is the first single from the groups new album "Vendetta", due out June 28th via Trustkill
Blood Has Been Shed (Killswitch Engage) will be playing some UK dates in September, here's the schedule:
September 28th Birmingham, UK - Academy 2
September 29th Manchester, UK - Academy 3
September 30th London, UK - Mean Fiddler
Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta will be making a guest appearance on Ill Nino's upcoming as-yet untitled new album, more on that can be found here. The effort is presently eyeing an August 30th release date via Roadrunner with a July US run expected to precede it.
Shadows Fall have announced their "Ozzfest" off-date schedule, here's how it looks:
July 16th Glenn Falls, NY - Glenn Falls Civic Center (Feat. Mudvayne, Killswitch Engage, Arch Enemy, In Flames, Trivium, As I Lay Dying, Soilwork)
July 22nd Ft. Wayne, IN - Pierre's (Feat. Black Dahlia Murder, The Haunted, It Dies Today)
July 25th State College, PA - The Crowbar (Feat. Black Dahlia Murder, The Haunted, It Dies Today)
July 28th Virginia Beach, VA - Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach (Feat. Rob Zombie)
August 03rd Cleveland, OH - Tower City Amphitheatre (Feat. Mudvayne, In Flames, Trivium)
August 05th Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's (Feat. In Flames, Arch Enemy, Black Dahlia Murder, The Haunted)
August 21st San Diego, CA - Soma (Feat. Mudvayne, In Flames, Trivium)
August 22nd Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre (Feat. Black Dahlia Murder, The Haunted, It Dies Today, Bury Your Dead)
September 01st North Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues SC (Feat. In Flames, Arch Enemy, The Haunted)