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Metal News for June 22, 2004

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15 news articles posted on this day.

Steel Attack Makes 'Enslaved' Available Online

Steel Attack has posted the track 'Enslaved' from their upcoming album of the same name on their official website. 'Enslaved' (the album) is expected to be released in October 2004.

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Korn Covers NIN On Greatest Hits

Word has it that both AFI and KORN have recorded a cover version of NINE INCH NAILS' 'Head Like A Hole'. The former has laid down the track for inclusion on an upcoming video game, whilst KORN have recorded the song for use on their upcoming "Greatest Hits" album, which is due out this Fall.

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Susperia Upcoming Festival Appearances

SUSPERIA, the Norwegian based extreme melodic metal band have announced details of forthcoming festival appearances. The band have been confirmed to appear at the Slottsfjell Festival www.slottsfjellfestival.no in Tonsberg, Norway on Saturday 17th July and they will also headline the Elveblest Festival www.elveblestivalen.org at Arnes, Norway on Saturday 21st August .

Further festival appearances are currently being lined up. In the meantime Susperia are expected to announce details of an extensive European tour shortly.

In other news Susperia's 'Unlimited' album, which was released in Europe recently through the TABU label, is set for a US release on 29th June through Candlelight. Recorded at Subsonic Society Studios in Oslo, Norway and Studio Fredman (At The Gates, Soilwork) in Gothenburg, Sweden the album has already gathered substantial critical acclaim throughout Europe. The band, Athera - vocals, Memnock - bass guitar, Tjodalv - drums, Elvorn and Cyrus - guitars, recently filmed a video for album track “Chemistry”. The band are looking to break US ground in early 2005.

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Bloodsimple Sign To Bullygoat / Warner Bros.

New York based hard rockers Bloodsimple have signed to Bullygoat Records with distribution through Warner Bros. Records. Bullygoat Records was founded by Chad Gray, vocalist for the rock band Mudvayne. Commenting on Bloodsimple, Gray had this to say, "Last year, Bloodsimple opened for Mudvayne in Philadelphia, and it was there that I first saw them perform. It didn't take long for me to understand that they have the songs, energy, and live performance as well as the ability to captivate an audience." As for the band's signing to Bullygoat / Warner Bros. Records Chad added, "Starting a label has always been something I have wanted to do. Having my own label enables me to help friends that I've met on the road who have great bands, get their music heard. I'll be involved with them artistically and also help guide them to make better decisions than I did early in my career. As the first signees to Bullygoat, Bloodsimple has finally made this vision a reality."

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MuDvAyNe Enter The Studio

After 4 months of songwriting and 1 week of pre-production, MuDvAyNe entered the studio today to begin recording their third studio album with producer Dave Fortman. Stay tuned for updates and clips.

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New Atreyu E-Card In Support Of 'The Curse'

A brand new ATREYU E-Card that is in support of the bands upcoming release "The Curse" has been put online here. You can catch ATREYU on tour this Summer on the 2nd Stage of OZZFEST 2004.

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Soulfly, Ill Nino To Do "Dreadlock 2004" Tour

Following their tour with CRISIS, SOULFY and ILL NINO will be hitting the road again once more in September for a full US tour with TWELVE TRIBES titled 'Dreadlock 2004 Tour'.

Dates, and more info. to come soon.

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Lollapalooza 2004 Tour Cancelled

The 2004 edition of the Lollapalooza tour has been abruptly cancelled due to poor ticket sales, according to the event's official web site.

"This morning (June 22), tour organizers and concert promoters, faced with several million dollars of losses, made the very tough decision to pull the tour," the site says.

"My heart aches along with the bands, and all of our employees, whose hard work developed one of the most exciting and important tours that this nation was to see," says Lollapalooza co-founder Perry Farrell. "My heart is broken."

Adds booking agent/tour co-founder Marc Geiger,

"I am in utter disbelief that a concert of this stature, with the most exciting line-up I've seen in years did not galvanize ticket sales. I'm surprised that given the great bands and the reduced ticket prices that we didn't have enough sales to sustain the tour. Concert promoters across the country are facing similar problems. Many summer tours are experiencing weak ticket sales."

The tour was one of the most successful concert series of the 1990s, running from 1991 to 1997 and featuring such grunge-era favorites as JANE'S ADDICTION, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, ROLLINS BAND, NINE INCH NAILS, PEARL JAM and SOUNDGARDEN, according to the Associated Press. The tour was resurrected in 2003 with a lineup that included THE DONNAS, INCUBUS and QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE. This year's tour would have featured 1980s favorites such as MORISSEY and the PIXIES, as well as WILCO, THE POLYPHONIC SPREE and P.J. HARVEY.

Refunds will be available at points of purchase.

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Bloodshoteye To Film New Video For "Hitlist"

Leamington, Ontario-based metallers BLOODSHOTEYE will be filming a video for the track "Hitlist" in mid-July. "We have been awarded VideoFACT funding to complete a shot-on-film, major-budget video," the band write on their web site.

"Thanks to our friend Justin at Unstable Ground for making this happen and who will also be taking the project under his wing. Without giving away any secerets trust me this isn't going to be just 'another' video we are going to be making something totally unique, with a wiring team that's done 'Bullet Proof Monk' and make-up effects [for] 'Dawn of the Dead'. This will have to be seen to be believed!"

BLOODSHOTEYE have just released their debut album, "Without Any Remorse", through Galy Records. The album features a guest appearance by LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe in the track "F.U.B.A.R".

BLOODSHOTEYE's rhythm section has been together for seven years as such bands as CAPITAL PUNISHMENT and ONCE DEAD, according to the group's official biography. The band's influences include LAMB OF GOD, CHIMAIRA, LIVING SACRIFICE, BURNT BY THE SUN, HATEBREED, SLAYER, SKINLESS and CALIBAN, among others.

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Ozzfest Passes Being Counterfeited

According to a posting at Ozzfest.com, someone is selling counterfeit passes in Denver, Colorado. "First off, Ozzfest DOES NOT SELL passes so if you are approached, please don't be conned!" reads the message on the site. "These will not be honored at any Ozzfest locations. Tickets are available for purchase on Ozzfest.com and at Ticketmaster outlets. Please save yourself some cash and buy tickets from these locations, not on the street! There are still tickets available for several venues so get them now!"

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Krisiun & Behemoth To Tour Europe In The Fall

KRISIUN, BEHEMOTH, RAGNAROK and INCANTATION will reportedly be teaming up for a European tour beginning in early November. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:

Nov. 04 – Oslo, NOR @ Pandemonium @ John Dee
Nov. 05 – Bergen, NOR @ Garage
Nov. 06 – Sandnes, NOR @ Tribute

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Hellfest Lineup Solidifying

HELLFEST 2004 is looking to be an amazing event, far surpassing previous years'. As the lineup becomes more solid, tickets and passes are selling quickly. Three day passes are expected to sell out. HELLFEST has confirmed the following bands for it lineup this year: More...

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Michael Kiske Finishes Work On Tribuzy's Album

MICHAEL KISKE, formerly of Helloween, has finished recording his parts on Execution, RENATO TRIBUZY's new album. Kiske sings on "Absolution", a song lasting ten minutes, that tells about the effort of a celestial creature (performed by Michael) to save the soul of an infernal creature (performed by Tribuzy) in his dying moment. Execution is scheduled to be released by the end-2004.

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Dokken Drummer: Last Album Should Have Been Solo

In an interview with Electricbasement.com , long time DOKKEN drummer MICK BROWN dissmissed the band's last studio album as not being a true Dokken effort, "...that was an interesting time where maybe we were kind of writing to today’s kind of music at the time. It should have been a Don [Dokken] solo record."

Ironically, the band has been in favor with some modern heavy rockers according to Brown, "Actually, we did a radio show with STAIND and SEVENDUST. It was cool. They were at the side of the stage watching us. They said, 'You're our idols.' That was kind of cool."

Other topics include the possibility of GEORGE LYNCH returning in the future, why he thinks JEFF PILSON and REB BEACH left and more.

Read the full article at Electric Basement.

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Metallica Adds East Rutherford New Jersey Show

Metallica has added an East Rutherford New Jersey showto the tour:

Oct 22 E Rutherford, NJ - Continental Airlines Arena (Public on sale 6/26 10AM)

In other Metallica news, six webisodes have premiered on the SomeKindOfMonster.com website over the last 6 weeks. This Thursday, June 24th will see the release of #7, leaving only 3 more to go and then the premiere in NY and SF on July 9th. Visit the SomeKindOfMonster.com website for the latest city and theater openings.

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