Metal News for June 21, 2005
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18 news articles posted on this day.
According to Billboard.com, DISTURBED have set the track listing for their third album, "10,000 Fists", tentatively due September 20 via Warner Bros. A track entitled "Guarded" was released to U.S. rock and metal stations this week, and will also be included on a sampler distributed at this summer's Ozzfest. The band's fully promoted first single, "Stricken", will hit radio at the end of July. The title track will be featured in the Electronic Arts football video game "Madden 2006".
DISTURBED will spend much of the rest of this year and next on the road. The group will begin a six-week tour the first week of August and in November, will headline the Jagermeister tour, which will be limited to House of Blues venues, with multiple nights at each stop. Following that, DISTURBED will top the bill on the third Music As a Weapon tour.
"10,000 Fists" track listing:
01. 10,000 Fists
02. Just Stop
06. I'm Alive
07. Sons of Plunder
11. Land of Confusion
12. Sacred Lie
13. Pain Redefined
With regards to the musical direction on "10,000 Fists", vocalist David Draiman told Billboard.com, "It seems to fuse the brutality and darkness of [the 2000 debut] 'The Sickness' with the added melodic nature and complexity of [2002's] 'Believe'. It's more aggressive than the last record, and at times, more aggressive than the first one."
Read the full article at Billboard.com.
Modern Life Is War will be hitting the road again in early-July. Details haven't been finalized, but here's the initial routing:
7/8 Quad Cities, IL
7/9 St. Louis, MO
7/10 Memphis, TN
7/11 Birmingham, AL
7/12 Atlanta, GA
7/13 Nashville, TN
7/14 Louisville, KY
7/15 Indianapolis, IN
7/16 Cleveland. OH
7/17 Erie, PA
7/18 Syracuse, NY
7/19 Albany, NY
7/20 Boston, MA
7/21 Povidence, RI
7/22 Brooklyn, NY
7/23 New Brunswick, NJ
7/24 Long Island, NY
7/25 New York, NY
7/26 Philadelphia, PA
7/27 Washington DC
7/28 Pittsburgh, PA
7/29-31 Positive Numbers Festival
Innerstrength Records have announced the addition of Ethereal Collapse to their line-up. The Wilkes-Barre, PA metal outfit will enter the studio this month to record their debut full-length. The album should be available late this summer. In the meantime, you can download one of their demo tracks here.
Gods, Trophy Scars, and Stars Turn Cold will be touring together briefly in August. Here are the dates:
8/5 New York NY @ TBA
8/6 Jersey city, NJ @ TBA
8/7 Akron, OH @ The Orange Street
8/8 Wheaton, IL @ Wheaton Grand Theater
8/9 Indianapolis, IN @ TBA
8/10 Nashville, TN @ The End
8/11 Atlanta, GA @ Swayze's
8/12 Charleston, SC @ Club Nervosa
8/13 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
8/14 Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz
You can now check out the new Staind E-Card featuring the powerful song 'Right Here.' Also, look to see when they will be playing a town near you when they hit the road with 3 Doors Down, Breaking Benjamin and No Address for a cross-country U.S. tour.
Staind will be stopping by select Best Buy stores to let fans hear their new album 'Chapter V' before it hits stores on August 9th. You can meet the band and score an exclusive Best Buy pre-release EP featuring two advance songs from the new CD and one rare track not available on the album. With the EP you will receive a coupon redeemable for your very own copy of Chapter V on August 9th. Meet the band at the following Best Buy locations: More...
Preparing for the July 26th North American release of their magnum opus, This Godless Endeavor, Seattle’s NEVERMORE filmed the video for “Final Product” in Los Angeles this past weekend. On the video shoot and its concept vocalist Warrel Dane commented: “We shot the video last Saturday for ‘Final Product’ with director Kevin Leonard (Himsa, Diecast), and it was a blast. He came up with a great concept, capturing the vibe of the song perfectly. Lots of manic live band shots and a brilliant performance by an actor named Bob Jones, who played a creepy character obsessed by the dreaded black seeds referred to in the lyrics. It’s going to be one hell of a video, and we were all really happy to be working with Kevin again.” Pictures from the video shoot can be found here.
When asked what is the band will be doing in the forthcoming weeks, Dane commented: “Next step, some rehearsals for festival dates in Europe and then Gigantour. We’ll be playing three rotating sets on Gigantour, so fans going to more than one show will get to hear different songs. This way we’ll be fully prepared for our European headlining tour that starts immediately afterwards. Plans are in the works for another U.S. tour, but nothing is confirmed as of yet. Until then, see you on Gigantour.”
This Godless Endeavor was recorded in England with celebrated producer Andy Sneap (Machine Head, Arch Enemy), who recently remastered the band’s 2003 album Enemies Of Reality. Gigantour, which features Megadeth, Dream Theater, Fear Factory, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Life Of Agony, and more, will run across North America from late July to September. You can download and listen to “Final Product,” the first single from This Godless Endeavor.
Seattle NEVERMORE fans can catch a preview of This Godless Endeavor at the July 15th album listening party hosted by KISW 99.9 FM’s Metal Shop (venue TBA).
Gigantour - featuring Megadeth, Dream Theater, Fear Factory, Dillinger Escape Plan, Nevermore, Life of Agony, Dry Kill Logic, Symphony X, Bobaflex - tour dates are as follows: More...
More bands have been announced for this year's Hellfest, taking place August 19th to the 21st in Trenton, NJ. Confirmed bands are as follows:
A HERO FROM A THOUSAND PACES
A LOVE FOR ENEMIES
A MURDER OF CROWS
A WILHELM SCREAM
THE ACACIA STRAIN
THE AGONY SCENE
ARMOR FOR SLEEP
AS CITIES BURN
BEDLIGHT FOR BLUE EYES
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
CURL UP AND DIE
DEAD TO FALL
DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR
THE EARLY NOVEMBER
FIRE WHEN READY
FROM A SECOND STORY WINDOW
GHOST OF THE SALTWATER MACHINES
GHOSTS OF WAR
GOOD CLEAN FUN
GYM CLASS HEROES
HASTE THE DAY
HE IS LEGEND
HIDDEN IN PLAIN VIEW
HORSE THE BAND
I AM IDAHO
IF HOPE DIES
LIFE IN PICTURES
LONG SINCE FORGOTTEN
THE LOVED ONES
THE MINOR TIMES
MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD
NODES OF RANVIER
NORTH SIDE KINGS
THE RECEIVING END OF SIRENS
THE RED CHORD
THE RED DEATH
ROSES ARE RED
SICK OF IT ALL
SINCE BY MAN
SINCE THE FLOOD
SYMPHONY IN PERIL
THIS DAY & AGE
TODAY IS THE DAY
WALK THE LINE
YOUTH OF TODAY
Abacus Recordings has announced that they will be responsible for the North American release of Turbonegro's sixth album, "Party Animals." Produced by Steve McDonald (The White Stripes), the album will hit streets on August 23rd. Licensed from Burning Heart Records, Abacus' U.S. version of the record will include a bonus DVD of behind-the-scenes footage.
Killswitch Engage are now shooting for a November 15th release date through Roadrunner for their as-yet untitled DVD effort.
EVERGREEN TERRACE have put online the song for "New Friend Request" online at this location.
"New Friend Request" comes off the band's new album, "Sincerity Is An Easy Disguise In This Business", out through Eulogy Recordings.
SHADOWS FALL have posted the following message on their official website:
"On Wednesday July 13th to Kick off the Ozzfest Tour SHADOWS FALL will be at the Old Glory store in the Auburn Mall for 2 hours to, sign autographs, meet fans and just hang out. Old Glory is also hosting an in-store raffle loaded with prizes valued up to $1,000! Shop the Old Glory store at Auburn Mall starting Monday June 27th for your chance to be entered into the drawing. Grand Prize to include a signed Shadows Fall framed lithograph, signed SHADOWS FALL t-shirts, an autographed copy of our CD and a $50 gift certificate toward Old Glory music and entertainment merchandise. 53 additional prize packages will also be given away! Everything starts at 6:30 pm on Wednesday July 13th make sure you're there!"
NAPALM DEATH frontman Mark "Barney" Greenway has commented on the band's upcoming North American tour with OBITUARY, which is scheduled to kick off in early September. Also appearing on the bill are DEAD TO FALL.
Says Barney: "We're very happy to be getting toghether with OBITUARY again because it will kind of rerprise the Campaign For Musical Destruction thing from the early Nineties, which was a lot of fun. Those guys are quite close friends of ours, and it will be interesting to see how they are live since their 'reformation.' I'm excited, but then again, aren't I always!!!!"
NAPALM DEATH, OBITUARY, DEAD TO FALL tour dates:
Sep. 01 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Sep. 02 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Sep. 03 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
Sep. 04 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
Sep. 06 - New York, NY - BB Kings
Sep. 07 - Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
Sep. 09 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
Sep. 10 - Cleveland, OH - House Of Blues
Sep. 12 - Chicago, IL - Metro
Sep. 13 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
Sep. 14 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagle's Club
Sep. 17 - St. Petersburg, FL - Jannus Landing
Sep. 18 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
Reuters is reporting that singer Billy Corgan said on Tuesday (June 21) he plans to revive the SMASHING PUMPKINS, his Grammy-winning band which broke up in 2000 after more than a decade of blending alternative rock with the avant-garde.
In full-page advertisements in Chicago newspapers, the bald-headed Corgan said, "I want my band back, and my songs, and my dreams."
He did not say which if any of the band's former members would be involved in the revived group, which broke through with albums such as "Gish" and "Siamese Dream".
The PUMPKINS' top selling album was "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" which came out in 1995, but as the 1990s progressed their work became increasingly obscure as tensions arose in the group.
Read more at Reuters.com.
Belgian gory death metallers ABORTED have announced the addition of guitarist Stephane Souteyrand (YYRKOON) to the group's ranks. "Stef's first shows are this weekend on none less than the Fury Fest and the Graspop festivals," vocalist Sven de Caluwé writes on the group's web site. "We can't wait to get on the road this weekend and do these among the other festivals we have planned, see you on stage to blast like hell!"
Commented Stephane: "I've been a fan of the band for several years now, especially since their 'Goremageddon' album. It's a real honour for me to join the ABORTED line-up. I will do my best to drive an awesome surgery!! Enjoy! See you soon guys!"
Guitarist Bart Vergaert left ABORTED in May for "personal reasons."
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl says of his Nirvana days in Entertainment Weekly's latest issue: "I was the most unrecognizable person [in Nirvana]. Kurt was in the spotlight, Krist was, like 6 foot 8, and I was just kind of this ball of hair in the background."
Celtic Frost are to work with Hypocrisy/Pain mainman Peter Tagtgren on their new album 'Dark Matter Manifest'. Work will start at a studio in Germany during early August.
The following message was sent out by GENITORTURERS frontwoman Gen and MORBID ANGEL bassist/vocalist David Vincent regarding missing MORBID ANGEL guitarist Tony Norman:
"MORBID ANGEL are scheduled to fly to Portugal this Wednesday for a huge festival. As of today, no one has seen or heard from Tony Norman, MORBID ANGEL's rhythm guitarist, who also used to play in the band MONSTROSITY.
He was last seen by us at our friends wedding when him and his girlfriend were seated at our table. This was well over a month ago and no one has had contact with him since that we can determine.
We have contacted many of his friends, parents etc... no one has heard from him We think that he has recently moved within Tampa to a new place… No one seems to know where and none of his phone numbers are working…. so no one at this point is able to reach him.
At this point David and the rest of the MORBID ANGEL crew are really worried about him as it is not like him to be out of touch. A missing person's report has been filed.
If you know him or anyone that has contact with him… please help us contact anyone you know who might also know him or his girlfriend."
Jagermeister, MUSHROOMHEAD and DOPE have teamed up to rock our U.S. Military troops for FREE this summer on The Music For FREEdom Tour.
The tour will begin on July 25 in Cleveland, OH and run through the middle of September. A complete list of tour dates can be found at this location.
Anyone with a valid military ID will gain free admission to the show. Also performing on the entire tour will be Texas-based industrial rockers NOCTURNE, while support acts CROSSBREED and PITBULL DAYCARE will be appearing in select markets.
"This tour is a way for us all to give something back to the soldiers who put their lives on the line to protect America's freedom," says DOPE's lead singer Edsel Dope.
MUSHROOMHEAD's first DVD, "Volume 1", is set for release on July 26, which is also the same day that DOPE's new studio album, "American Apathy", hits streets.
MUSHROOMHEAD's DVD features concert and backstage footage that the band has put together over the last few years. The DVD gives fans an intimate look inside the life of the eight masked maniacs of MUSHROOMHEAD on and off stage.
MUSHROOMHEAD is currently working on a new studio album, which is set for an early 2006 release.
The first single from DOPE's "American Apathy", titled "Always", was just #1 most added at rock radio its first week out and is steadily climbing up the charts.
You can hear clips of DOPE's new album at www.DopeArmy.com and you can see a teaser of MUSHROOMHEAD's DVD at www.Mushroomhead.com. Both bands are part of Jagermeister's band program, which continues to be a leading supporter of heavy music. Check out Jagermeister's band program at www.Jagermusic.com.