Metal News for June 23, 2006
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You can check out a new single from DISLIMB, entitled "A Quality of Mercy," here.
New York City, New York's Dry Kill Logic has been one of the top underground metal acts since making its slamming debut with Darker Side of Nonesense in 2001 on the Roadrunner Records label. They have a solid legion of devoted fans now all throughout the world that seem to keep them moving closer and closer to achieving true legendary status in the world of heavy music. They are also one of the rare metal acts that have accomplished all these great things based solely off their music ability and not some fashionable image they needed to sell like so many others continue to do around them. With Dry Kill Logic, you always know you're in for some straight up, no holds barred, kick-you-in-the-mouth intensity and subject matter that speaks to the difficult times we live in. There is no sugar on top of your medicine with this band and that is why amid the sea of countless tens of thousands of metal bands that are trying to get to where they now are, Dry Kill Logic remains one of the King's of metal's true underground scene. I am very pleased again to share some new discussion with their drummer, Phil Arcuri.
Lords of Metal e-zine recently conducted an interview with former Carcass frontman Jeff Walker:
Lords of Metal: "Welcome To Carcass Cuntry" is your first solo album. How did you get the idea of releasing a solo album? And moreover, an album full of country and blues songs?
Century Media Records has issued the following press release:
“Legendary,” “pioneers,” Los Angeles’ TERRORIZER belong among those few bands that have truly shaped the face of Grindcore and Death Metal. Now, the day has finally come to turn rumors into an unstoppable reality. Darker Days Ahead, the band’s highly anticipated second album, will be released August 22nd, 2006 via Century Media Records.
With an aggression and ferocity until then unheard the band took the scene by storm with the 1989 release of their highly acclaimed and genre-defining debut album, World Downfall (Earache Records). The album installed the band as a cult institution, despite their prompt disbanding, and the musicians went on to concentrate on their future main bands: Pete Sandoval (drums) with MORBID ANGEL and Jesse Pintado (guitars) with NAPALM DEATH.
With World Downfall, Terrorizer created the Reign In Blood of Grindcore inspiring a generation of bands, their popularity never waning through these intervening years. The massive amount of available bootleg recordings and band merchandise, as well as rumors of a follow-up album, kept the Terrorizer name alive.
The eleven new tracks, as well as a new version of the band’s classic 'Dead Shall Rise' now entitled 'Dead Shall Rise V.06', were recorded at Juan “Punchy” Gonzalez’ DOW Studios (Morbid Angel, CHRISTIAN DEATH) resulting in a more mature, sinister piece of Death/Grind, fuelled with contempt and a harsh outlook on the status of our present and future world. Darker Days Ahead is trademarked by Jesse Pintado’s and Tony Norman’s (Morbid Angel, ex-MONSTROSITY) unmistakably feral sounding guitar tone and Pete Sandoval’s skin-flaying blast beats. Joined by vocalist Anthony Rezhawk (RESISTANT CULTURE), who renders an outstanding performance, Terrorizer unleash a brutal tempest predicting the darkest of days.
RealityTVWorld has issued the following report from Steve Rogers:
"CBS has revealed the identities of the fifteen singers who will compete in Rock Star: SUPERNOVA, this summer's new edition of the Mark Burnett-created Rock Star: INXS reality talent competition that the network aired last summer.
Scheduled to premiere Wednesday, July 5 at 8PM ET/PT with a special 90-minute episode, Rock Star: Supernova will look for a lead singer for Supernova, a newly-formed band comprised of MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer (and former NBC reality show star) Tommy Lee, former METALLICA guitarist Jason Newsted (VOIVOD), and former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Gilby Clarke. First season co-hosts Dave Navarro and Brooke Burke will both return for Rock Star's second edition.
Following its July 5 premiere, a special Thursday broadcast of Rock Star: Supernova's second episode will follow Big Brother 7: All-Stars' July 6 premiere, after which the series will settle into its regularly scheduled Tuesdays at 9PM ET/PT and Wednesdays at 8PM ET/PT time periods.
Performances from this weekend's Graspop Metal Meeting festival in Belgium will be streaming live online. For more information go here.
The Graspop Metal Meeting is taking place June 23rd - 25th in Dessel, Belgium. Acts performing include:
Friday, June 23rd:
WHITESNAKE, LACUNA COIL, SATYRICON, DIE KRUPPS, MOONSPELL, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, EVERGREY, EDGUY, TRIVIUM, Y&T, THE GATHERING, LEAVES' EYES, STREAM OF PASSION, GOJIRA, SOILWORK, 36 CRAZYFISTS , ANVIL, SENGIR, DARKANE.
Metal Domestage: THE MAPLE ROOM, BATTALION, ICONOCLASM, PANCHRYSIA, CALLENISH CIRCLE, LENG TCH'E, AXAMENTA.
Saturday, June 24th:
GUNS N' ROSES, KORN, SOULFLY, ALICE IN CHAINS, STONE SOUR, OPETH, MY DYING BRIDE, DEATH ANGEL, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, JON OLIVA'S PAIN, ILL NINO, OBITUARY, THE NEW YORK DOLLS, NILE, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, ANCIENT RITES, THE DATSUNS, AKERCOCKE, BLOODSIMPLE, CALIBAN.
Tribute To Monsters Of Rock: NUTELLICA, PURPLE STRANGERS, OZZY OZZ, UP THE IRONS, ACTION IN DC.
Sunday, June 25th:
MOTÖRHEAD, SAXON, HELLOWEEN, IN FLAMES, CRADLE OF FILTH, ARCH ENEMY, AFTER FOREVER, EXODUS, ARMORED SAINT, AGNOSTIC FRONT, DEVILDRIVER, AS I LAY DYING, DRAGONFORCE, BEYOND FEAR, IGNITE, ENTHRONED, ENSIFERUM, INQUEST, MACHINE MEN.
Testament have added more U.S. tour dates, one date in Korea and one in Canada. Confirmed dates are now as follows:
July 12 Key Club - Hollywood, CA
July 13 Galaxy Theatre - Santa Ana, CA
July 14 Nevada Empire Ballroom - Las Vegas, NV
July 15 Venue of Scottsdale - Scottsdale, AZ
July 16 Reflections - Victorville, CA
July 21 Earthshaker Fest - Rieden, Germany
July 22 Metalcamp Fest - Tolmin, Slovenia
July 24 Carling Academy Islington - London, England
July 25 Bradford Rio - Bradford, England
July 26 JB's - Dudley, England
July 28 Metalway Festival - Jerez, Spain
July 29 Metalway Festival - Gernika, Spain
August 05 Busan Rock Festival - Busan City, Korea
Oct 14 Brave Words 6-Pack Festival, Le Medley - Montreal
According to the official Anathema website, Danny Cavanagh will be touring finland and the baltics presenting acoustic and piano versions of old and new anathema songs. Support comes from his acoustic celtic project Leafblade.
The dates are as follows:
3 August - Liepaja (Latvia) Fontain Palace
4 August - Vilnius (Lithiuania) Skliautu galerija
5 August - Riga (Latvia) Melna Piektdiena
6 August - Tallinn (Estonia) Rock Stars
Finland dates with Leafblade:
9 August - Turku (Dynamo Club)
10 August - Helsinki (Semifinaali Club)
11 August - Tampere (Vastavirta Club)
12 August - Jyvaskyla (Bar 68) with Silentium
13 August - Kuopio (Henry's Pub)
A new website has been launched for Rockfactory, the new music school formed by Accept bassist Peter Baltes. The following message has been posted:
"Rockfactory offers local guitar, bass, keyboard, drum, and vocal lessons in Newtown, PA. We also offer a KiddyRock early childhood music program. Come see our new studio location at 3 Cambridge Lane in Newtown! We'll be open for business the end of July, 2006. Convenient online lessons are also available, live and in person on the Internet."
To find out more go to rocfac.com.
According to Guns N' Roses fansite HereTodayGoneToHell.com, the Rockwave Festival in Greece is celebrating its 10th year of existence and has just added an extra date with GN'R as headliners plus special guests.
Guns N' Roses will play in Malakasa, Greece at Terravibe on July 10th. The tickets go on sale today (Friday, June 23rd) and are priced at 45 Euros (50 Euros on the day of the concert).
Tickets available from Friday June 23rd at Ticketpro or at various Tickethouse locations across Greece.