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Metal News for June 20, 2005

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Lostprophets Drummer And Founding Member Quits

According to Xfm Online, Mike Chiplin, drummer and founding member of LOSTPROPHETS, has quit the band.

An announcement containing the surprise news was issued from the band today (June 20) explaining that Chiplin is no longer with the band. No specific reason is given, but there is no mention of the phrase “musical differences”.

"LOSTPROPHETS regret to announce the departure of drummer and founding member Mike Chiplin." It reads, "The departure is an amicable one with Mike leaving to pursue other musical opportunities and the rest of LOSTPROPHETS wish him well with all future endeavours.

"The band are currently writing the follow-up to their platinum-plus album, 'Start Something' and begin recording their new album later this year. The album has a planned release in early 2006."

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Fear Factory Finalize Transgression Tracklisting

Los Angeles-based cyber-metallers FEAR FACTORY have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Transgression", due on August 23 via Trillion Records. Trillion is the new imprint from Liquid 8 Records and Entertainment founder and CEO, Mike Cattain, who has created Trillion as a home for FEAR FACTORY and new bands seeking a creative haven grounded in growth.

FEAR FACTORY entered Track Record Studios in North Hollywood, California on May 5 with producer Toby Wright (ALICE IN CHAINS, KORN, SOULFLY) to begin recording the follow-up to last year's "Archetype". In addition to Toby Wright, there is a list of guest musicians collaborating on "Transgression", including bass player Billy Gould of FAITH NO MORE fame. Billy contributes to two songs: "Echo of My Scream" and "Super Nova". Also included on "Transgression" is "New Promise", which was co-written with Mark Morton of LAMB OF GOD.

"Transgression" track listing:

01. Transgression
02. Contagion Empire
03. Empty Vision
04. New Promise
05. Supernova
06. 540,000 Degrees Fahrenheit
07. Spinal Contagion
08. Moment of Impact
09. Ammunition
10. Echo of My Scream
11. Anthem (GODFLESH)
12. Millenium (KILLING JOKE)

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New Centinex Song For Download

A brand-new CENTINEX track, entitled "Purgatorial Overdrive", has been posted online at Centinex.org (MP3, 3.4 MB).

"Purgatorial Overdrive" comes off the group's upcoming album, "World Declension", due in North America on August 23 via Candlelight Records USA. The album will receive a European release on June 27 via Cold/Regain Records. The vinyl version of the album — a limited picture LP featuring alternate artwork — will be released by Swedmetal later in the summer.

The follow-up to 2004's "Decadence - Prophecies of Cosmic Chaos", "World Declension" was recorded at Black Lounge studios and is "the most well-written CENTINEX album by far with everything from share brutality and speed to calmer melodic parts," according to a posting on the group's web site.

A CENTINEX/WORLD BELOW split 7" EP, entitled "Doomed Death Blow", will be released by U.K.-based Conquer Records. Limited to 500 copies, the EP will feature one track each from both bands' latest albums.

The first confirmed dates for the CENTINEX / IMPIETY "Paramount Declension Of Europe" tour 2005 are as follows:

Oct. 02 – Codevilla, ITA - Thunder Road Club
Oct. 03 - Albignasego, ITA - Country Star
Oct. 04 - Bologna, ITA – tba
Oct. 07 – Elterlein, GER - Hagalaz Club
Oct. 10 - Frankfurt, GER - The Cave

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Relapse Records To Reissue Atheist Catalog

Relapse Records has announced plans to reissue the entire recorded works of seminal outfit Atheist. For starters, the label will issue a limited edition, foil-stamped box set comprised of LP versions of each Atheist full-length, in addition to the R.A.V.A.G.E. (pre-Atheist) "On They Slay" 7" EP. The box set will be limited to 1,000 and should be available in July. CD re-issues will then follow in late-Summer/early-Fall, beginning with the Elements album on August 30th. Here's a statement from Atheist guitarist/vocalist Kelly Shaefer:

"I am overwhelmed with joy to see the re-release of the entire Atheist catalog after so many years. I've toured extensively since making these records, and everywhere I go I run into people who were not just into Atheist, but who praised the band's uniqueness and how much it forced them to progress as musicians and push the boundaries as players. I have been hunting for a label that would treat the catalog with the respect it deserves and whose goal is the same as ours: to turn the new generation of extreme metal and prog metal heads onto Atheist. Relapse is that label as it has a true understanding of where Atheist helped to rewrite the timeline of metal."

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Veinglory Return To Recoprding Studio

VEINGLORY, the new Santa Barbara, California-based band featuring former DEVILDRIVER guitarist Evan Pitts, have been busy back in the studio since the end of last week recording three new tracks with producer Mikey Doling (ABLOOM, ex-SNOT, SOULFLY). The new recordings have nearly been completed and will be mixed in the next few days.

VEINGLORY's three-song April 2005 demo (also produced by Doling) is currently available for download from the group's official web site. The tracks featured on the demo are "Far From It", "War of Mind" and "Torment Within".

Upcoming VEINGLORY shows:

Jun. 19 - Menehunes - Isla Vista, CA
Jul. 07 - Velvet Jones - Santa Barbara, CA
Jul. 29 - Velvet Jones - Santa Barbara, CA
Jul. 30 - Menehunes - Isla Vista, CA


Dan Bellinger (drums)
Evan Pitts (vocals, guitar)
Josh Hattem (bass, vocals)
Jussi Karvinen (guitar)

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Callenish Circle Replace Bassist

Guitarist Ronny Tyssen of the Dutch melodic death metallers CALLENISH CIRCLE has posted the following recording update on the band's official web site:

"After playing guide guitar in order to help Gav [Gavin Harte] getting the drums on tape, it was up to Gail (producer) to do some editing on the recorded tracks. After that I was the chosen victim to show my abilities on the six-stringed axe. The first day we spent a couple of hours trying to find the guitar sound we had in mind. After trying some different set-ups and guitars, we definitely succeeded finding exactly what we wanted. I started recording the first of the 36 guitar tracks (nine songs with four basic guitars per song). I must say this went pretty smooth, so after three days of a little blood, minor sweat and just a few teardrops I finished the basic tracks of one guitar. For the other guitar's basic tracks we had to find another sound fitting to the already recorded one. Again we tried several set-ups before we were satisfied. And satisfied we were! The sounds match perfectly and are causing a big smile on my face every time I hear it. Playing the other guitar parts again took three looooong days. Respect to Gail and Rene (assistent studio engineer) for making such an amount of studio hours a day. Now it was time to play the clean, acoustic, melodic and solo guitars. The solo guitars were partly recorded by Muuk [guitarist Remy Dieteren]. After three (again long) days of experimenting with sounds, riffs, little extra’s and listening the songs over and over again we finally got to see some daylight again. With all guitars on tape, knowing it shreds big-time, I can get some decent sleep for the first time in weeks. But hearing the result, it must say it was definitely worth it. Next up is Maurice (Engine of Pain) recording the basslines. Maurice replaces Rocco [Rene 'Rocco' Rokx] (who is not a member of CALLENISH CIRCLE anymore) in the studio. More news about that soon..."

CALLENISH CIRCLE are recording their fifth album at a studio in The Netherlands with producer Gail Liebling (mastermind behind GAIL OF GOD). The mix will be done at Antfarm Studio in Denmark with Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, ILLDISPOSED, MNEMIC). Mastering duties will be handled by Peter Neuber at Mega Wimp Sound in Germany. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Sweet Cyanide", "This Day You Regret" and "As You Speak". The album will include a bonus DVD, featuring a professionally recorded (audio & visual) live show (filmed at the 013 venue in Tilburg), a home video of the band's trip to the Piorno Rock Festival in Spain, and a studio report of the recordings of their upcoming album. A November release via Metal Blade Records is expected.

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Nile Complete New Video

Nile have completed work on the first music video for their new album. The video is for the song "Sacrifice Unto Sebek," and was shot on location in Atlanta, GA with director Chad Rullman (Mastodon) for Supercollider Films. Featuring the band performing inside an Egyptian burial chamber, the video is expected to debut imminently.

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Cerberus Announce West-Coast Tour Dates

CERBERUS has announced the dates for their west coast tour in support of their new album "The Cage of Existence".

6/24 West Hills CA @ CD Release Party w/ The Dolemite Project
6/26 Canoga Park CA @ Cobalt Cafe w/ Gatekeeper
7/1 Monterey CA @ Lava Lounge w/ Security
7/2 Sacramento CA @ The Distillery w/ Killgasm & Knifethruhead
7/5 Tacoma WA @ The Swiss Pub w/ Severus
7/6 Seattle WA @ Studio Seven w/ MTF & No One Lives
7/7 Spokane WA @ Molotov Room w/ Benign
7/8 Portland OR @ The Paragon w/ Splatterhouse
7/9 Roseville CA @ The Owl Club w/ Benign
7/10 San Jose CA @ TBA
7/11 Santa Cruz CA @ Aptos Club w/ TBA

More information can be found on their MySpace page at www.myspace.com/cerberus.

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Ashes to Ashes New Album and Line Up Changes

Ashes to Ashes is back on track with the new album entitled "Master of the grand visitation". The pre-production is in it's final stages and will contain 8 tracks. The album is scheduled for a late autumn release and will feature guest appearances from well known acts as well - more to come later.

The new line-up consists of founding members Michael Stenberg and Bjorn Luna as well as the new singer Nesmoht from Arch Nemesis. Cato Bekkevold from Enslaved will handle the drum duties. Visit www.atoa.net for more information.

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Rabies Caste, Sourvein Split 7" Released

Dada Drumming has just announced the release of the long awaited Rabies Caste/Sourvein Split 7". The included tracks were recorded by the bands in 2003 & 2002 respectively, and mastered in San Francisco by Engine-Ear Billy Anderson in late 2004/early 2005. The record comes in an edition of 1,000 copies on 5 different colors of vinyl. Information and mp3 samples can be found at the Dada Drumming website.

Track listing:

Side A. Rabies Caste - Timeless
Side B. Sourvein - Forever My Queen (Pentagram Tribute)
Sourvein - Gone...Outro

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Gorgoroth Issue Album Update

Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH have posted the following update on their official web site:

"The recordings of the upcoming album, 'Ad Majorem Satanhas Gloriam', progress steadily. Infernus [guitar] and King [bass] have been in a studio in Spydeberg (Norway) for the past weeks where they have recorded bass and guitar. They have brought the tapes back to Bergen and will continue their work in Earshot Studios during this summer."

"Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam" is tentatively scheduled for release before the end of the year via Sweden's Regain Records. The band were most recently signed to Nuclear Blast Records, who released the band's last three efforts: "Twilight of the Idols" (2003), "Incipit Satan" (2000) and "Destroyer" (1998).

GORGOROTH last year inked a deal with the French label Season of Mist for the reissues of their first three albums: "Pentagram" (1994), "Antichrist" (1996) and "Under the Sign of Hell" (1997). All three were re-released earlier this year in a remastered, digipack version.

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Bloodfest '05 Update

Bloodfest '05 has changed its date to Sunday, July 31st. This is the second run of the Dayton hardcore/metal fest.

This years national acts include the following: Malevolent Creation, Incantation, Origin, Jungle Rot, Paria, Anal Blast, Animosity, The Zimmermann Note, The Meat Shits and Analog. Regional and local acts include: Immolatus, Dead Broke, Endless Sacrifice, Six Shots Fired, Sore Covered Whore, Imbortir, and Welcome to Wall Street.

There will be early headliners as well as evening headliners. Tickets on sale now for only $20 in advanced and $25 at the door. Tickets available locally through Dingleberrys, Gem City Records, Magnolia Thunderpussy, and also online.

For all show info and updates go to www.bloodfestdayton.com.

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End Of All Find New Vocalist

End Of All have finally found a replacement for vocalist Will Jackson, who left the group late last year. The band recently added singer Daniel Wood to their line-up and have since tracked three demo songs. The new songs are available for download here. Meanwhile, End Of All has also announced the addition of bassist Bryan Stancil.

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Gorgoroth's August London Show Cancelled

According to a posting on the GORGOROTH web site, the promoters of the band's previously announced August 13 show in London have cancelled the gig "due to financial reasons." The group's next live appearance will take place on July 2 at the With Full Force festival in Leipzig, Germany.

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Runemagick Begin Recording New Album

Swedish "dark death metal" act RUNEMAGICK have commenced the recording proces for their new album at Andy LaRocque's (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE) Los Angered Recording in Gothenburg, Sweden. "Daniel 'Mojjo' hammered his drums with fury and after two songs, the hihat, one crash and one china cymbal was broken... powerful drumming of doom!!" the band write on their web site. "Daniel recorded each song as one takes with great feeling as always."

The band added: "As all the main material was recorded and done the day before, it was time to record a bonus track with the working title 'Runemagick' with Nicklas Rudolfsson behind the drums. And the first recording session for the upcoming album is done without any problems (except cymbal mayhem). Additional guitars, bass and vocals will probably be recorded during the summer and mix is planned later this fall."

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