Metal News for June 22, 2005
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19 news articles posted on this day.
ABC ePrep is reporting that SLIPKNOT have added an additional August show at the Las Vegas House of Blues. The band are now set to play there on August 21 and August 22, following their sole Ozzfest appearance on August 20 in San Bernardino. At this point, those are the only U.S. shows on the band's itinerary.
Every Time I Die have ousted bassist Kevin Falk for personal reasons. Falk joined the band less than three months ago. ETID have subsequently recruited Nora bassist Chris Byrnes as a replacement. As such, former Burnt By The Sun vocalist, and original Nora guitarist, Mike Olender will be taking his place. Nora are currently writing new material while also finishing up a DVD. Meanwhile, the group will play the first date of the Sounds Of The Underground tour, in addition to Hellfest. Additionally, Nora plans to play the West Coast and Puerto Rico in August, as well as the UK in early-fall.
Guitarist Ty Fury has left 40 BELOW SUMMER and has reunited with former MOTOGRATER guitarist J.R. (who now plays bass), and A-Bomb (vocals) in a new band called SYNTHETIC DELUSION. Rounding out the group are guitarist Vex and drummer Ryan.
In other news, SYNTHETIC DELUSION recently shot a two-song video at a vacant colonial mansion in West Michigan with directors Mark Fenlon and Nick Maiella.
SYNTHETIC DELUSION are planning on making their new EP, "Murder of Crows", available at their CD-release party June 25 at the the Ogden Theater in Denver, Colorado. The track listing for the EP is as follows:
01. Try to Live
02. Murder of Crows (Blood of my Blood)
03. Endless Struggle
04. Looking Back (Cursed)
05. Death Before Dishonor
Nuclear Blast Records has announced the signing of one of Swedish death metallers SCAR SYMMETRY.
According to a posting on the label's web site, "This five-peace set out to create a fresh and heavy form of catchy death metal without any boundaries whatsoever. They wanted to incorporate huge synthesizers into the music, along with blazing virtuoso guitar soloing, which would all be backed up with complex but catchy rhythms and every style of singing known to metal in general."
SCAR SYMMETRY's debut album, "Symmetric In Design", was released in February of 2005. A follow-up effort is expected next year.
A new Taproot eCard is now available for you to check out. The eCard features two tracks from their new record, Blue Sky Research, "Facepeeler" and their first single "Calling". The eCard also has their latest tour dates and band photos, as well as links to other Taproot sites online.
A Sorrowful Dream, is working in new songs that will be part of the band's first full length, still untitled, which will be released in 2006. They are also working in a new website which will be online soon with lots of new informations and surprises for all the fans who supported them through these nine years. Meanwhile, the old website is still online with some information and mp3s at www.asorrowfuldream.com.
Strong rumours gathered from the mouths of Jeff Walker & Bill Steer of Liverpool gore grind superstars Carcass and Adrian Erlandsson, drummer of Swedish melodic death metal band At The Gates at the recent Metal Hammer Awards in London suggest that both bands are considering reforming and going on tour together in the near future.
The show was Friday, June 10th, an unusually hot day in Huntington, West Virginia, very humid. I entered the Monkey Bar through the front doors, courtesy of the club manager who was also just arriving for the evening. This was the first time I had entered the bar since the move from 3rd Avenue. The stage where Bobaflex was setting up was bigger than the entire old instance of the club, with an all new truss filled with lights and a new sound system. I was excited to see them indoors in such a large venue, a home state venue to boot. More...
The Bled have now set an August 23rd release date via Vagrant for their new album "Found In The Flood". For now, a new track from the outing entitled "My Assassin" can be heard here.
A teaser for It Dies Today's upcoming Darren Doane (Poison The Well, Deftones) directed video for their track "Severed Ties Yield Severed Heads" has been posted online and can be seen here
Every Time I Die are rumored to be gearing up to hit the road with The Chariot and The Red Chord for a late summer jaunt together. Every Time I Die's new album "Gutter Phenomenon" will hit stores through Ferret on August 23rd
A Life Once Lost's full video for their track "Vulture" is now available for viewing online and can be found here. The bands new album "Hunter" will see a June 28th release date through Ferret
Launch Radio Networks reports: The new STATIC-X album, "Start a War", features the recording debut of former SEETHER drummer Nick Oshiro, who joined the group on its tour in support of 2003's "Shadow Zone". STATIC-X frontman Wayne Static told Launch that Oshiro's abilities as a live drummer had an impact on the making of "Start a War" as well. "This is actually the first record where we didn't try to fix the drums in the computer or anything like that," he said. "We just recorded the drums with the band, playing live, and the drums are what they are. There's no samples, there's no straightening things out, and I think this record has a real, sort of live STATIC-X feel to it because of that."
"Start a War" arrived in stores on June 14.
STATIC-X has added a batch of new shows to its current tour with AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE and BLOODSIMPLE. New dates include:
Jul. 24 - Rockford, IL - Forrest Hills Lounge
Aug. 04 - Atlantic City, NJ - House Of Blues
Aug. 05 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
Aug. 07 - Fort Wayne, IN - Piere's
Aug. 08 - Sauget, IL - Pop's
Aug. 09 - Columbia, MO - Blue Note
Aug. 12 - Spokane, WA - Big Easy
Aug. 13 - Boise, ID - Big Easy
Aug. 14 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Aug. 15 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
Hypocrisy bassist, Mikael Hedlund, has posted this message on the band's official website:
We are happy to announce that we've completed the mastering of our new album last week. Even though the album is still untitled, we can guarantee you that it sounds killer! As soon as we have decided on the title, we will let you know!
The official release has been set for September 5th 2005, out on Nuclear Blast records. Below you can find the complete tracklist:
1. Intro (not named yet)
5. Craving for another killing
6. Let the knife do the talking
7. A thousand lies
8. Incised before I've ceased
10. Compulsive psychosis
11.Living to die
Behemoth was forced to cancel their Friday show at the Summer Blast Fest in Germany due to car accident the band had on the way to German border. Here's what Nergal said:
We took off Thursday night for Germany, but on the way to the border we all fell asleep.including our driver. I remember I was sleeping pretty hard when suddenly I felt the van start shaking. Heard one of my guy's screaming at the driver. We were in shock. Our van hit the leftside guardrail and we managed to pull over shortly after. The car was still driveable but at the border they wouldn't let us thru coz of the broken lights. We hate to cancel any shows and we hardly ever do, but this time it was an unfortunate accident. We wanna say sorry to all the fans who were waiting for us Friday evening. Shit happens but I can promise that we are coming back to Germany soon!
Nergal also told us about a recent incident that happened in Texas, US. Their van was shot 10 times with 9mm gun.
That was just insane. We stayed at a hotel in Texas, after the show in Houston. We were separated in 3 hotel rooms while usually we take two and some of the guys (who can't stand snoring or heavy partying) stay in the van. This night we were just lucky. Around 5:00 a.m. someone shot the van with 9mm gun and ran away. He definitely wanted to blow up the van by aiming at the gas tank. Fortunately it didn't happen. Still he hit the driver seat and a passenger seat. Today when I talk about it, it sounds funny but we all were pretty scared that morning. Can't even think of what would have happened if there were any guys in the van.
Upcoming Behemoth summer festival dates:
Jun. 25 Graspop Metalmeeting, Belgium
Jun. 26 Fury Fest, France
Jul. 01 With Full Force, Germany
Aug. 18 Summer Breeze, Germany
Aug. 27 Hole in the Sky, Norway
Atrocity and Leaves' Eyes drummer, Moritz Neuner, will play again drums for Italian metal-act Graveworm on their upcoming european tour together with Kataklysm & Eminence. Graveworm tour dates:
Jun. 25 SLOV - Tolmin / METAL CAMP-Festival
Jun. 26 D - München / SUMMER HELL-Festival
Jun. 27 CH - Winterthur / Endstation
Jun. 28 D - Ludwigsburg / Rockfabrik
Jun. 29 D - Heidelberg / Schwimmbad
Jun. 30 D - Hamburg / Markthalle
Jul. 01 D - Köln / Undergound
The youngsters Machine Men from Finland are happy about the great press their new album "Elegies" earns and look forward a successful release on July 25th 2005. To shorten the time until the CD is to buy in your favorite shop you should check out Machine Men's song "Falling" at this location.
The band is playing a lot of live gigs and maybe you want to check them out on one of the following festivals or shows:
Jul. 16 (FIN) Joensuu/Metelli Club Ilosaarirock
Jul. 22 (D) Geilselwind Earthshaker Festival
Aug. 06 (D) Wacken Wacken Open Air
Aug. 19 (FIN) Oulu Jalometalli Festival
Aug. 27 (FIN) Salo Bar Maksim
Oct. 15 (FIN) Deinäjoki Bar 15
The ultimate Battle Metal force Turisas continues its successful first strike. After the triumphant tour with Die Apokalyptischen Reiter in February of this year, the band is heading into the summer festival season, adding a headline show in Cologne on July 22nd and supporting In Extremo. Everyone who recently saw their intense live performances and worshipped their epic anthems off their debut album “Battle Metal” will be ready to conquer the front rows again.
Turisas have also moved over to the dedicated next songwriting phase for their upcoming new album, as vocalist Warlord Nygard himself states: “The new material is shaping up and we are looking forward to start out recording the first demos of new songs this summer. Some really interesting and musically ambitious material I can tell you.”
Turisas tour dates:
Jun. 25 (FIN) Nummijärvi Nummirock
Jul. 21 (D) Geiselwind Earthshaker Festival
Jul. 22 (D) Köln Underground
Jul. 23 (D) Neuhaus a.d. Pegnitz Burg Veldenstein + In Extremo
Aug. 05 (D) Wacken Wacken Open Air
Aug. 06 (NL) Arnhem Goudvishal
Aug. 07 (B) Landegem/Gent Sporthall- Summer Festival
Aug. 08 (LV) Riga Salamandra
System of a Down has announced more dates to their upcoming summer tour with special guests The Mars Volta and Bad Acid Trip to open the first leg. Tour dates announced so far:
Aug 04 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Arena
Aug 06 San Diego, CA - Sports Arena
Aug 08 Phoenix, AZ - America West Arena
Aug 11 Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
Aug 12 San Antonio, TX - SBC Arena
Aug 13 Houston, TX - Toyota Center
Aug 15 Pensacola, FL - Pensacola Civic Center
Aug 16 Orlando, FL - TD Waterhouse Centre
Aug 17 West Palm Beach, FL - Office Depot Center
Aug 19 Atlanta, GA - Gwinnett Arena
Aug 21 Hampton, VA - Hampton Coliseum
Aug 22 Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Arena
Aug 23 East Rutherford, NJ - Continental Airlines Arena
Aug 26 Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Spectrum Center
Aug 29 Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
Aug 30 Quebec City - Colisee Pepsi
Sep 1 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Center