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Metal News for June 24, 2004

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8 news articles posted on this day.

Mortiis Set Album Name As 'The Grudge'

The title of the follow up to Mortiis' 2001 critically acclaimed 'The Smell Of Rain' has been confirmed as 'THE GRUDGE' and is scheduled for release on September 13 2004 in Uk and Europe and Sept 14 USA.

The album has been recorded over the last six months at Silvertone Studios in Fredrikstad, Norway by Mortiis (Vocals, Synths, Programming, Sound Design), Levi Gawron, (Guitar), Asmund Sveinunggard (Guitar) and Leo Troy (Drums) and has been co-produced by Vegard Blomberg and was mastered at Norway's premier facility 'The Living Room' in Oslo.

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Farmakon Set UK Debut, Release MP3

Earache's sub-Label Elitist is pleased to announce that the eccentric Finnish metallers, Farmakon are making their live UK debut at The Peel in Kingston (tel: 020 8255 8104) this Sunday 27th June.

The band's debut album for Elitist 'A Warm Glimpse', a schizoid mix of influences from Scandinavian death metal to lounge-jazz, earned them praise worldwide and lead to Farmakon being described as "Opeth on a head-on collision with Mr. Bungle"

You can check out the Wallgarden Mp3 by Farmakon here.

Look out for more dates to be annouced.

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Soil Recording Acoustic Tracks w/ Vinny Paul

SOIL are currently at Chasin Jason studio (owned by Dimebag Darrell of DAMAGEPLAN) in Dallas, Texas recording a few acoustic tracks with producer Vinnie Paul (DAMAGEPLAN) during two days off from the SHINEDOWN/SOIL tour. Sterling Winfield (PANTERA, MERCYFUL FATE, DAMAGEPLAN) is engineering the sessions. More details will be made available soon.

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Halford On The Hunt For Nudist Priest

Judas Priest rocker Rob Halford is desperate to catch tribute band Nudist Priest when he tours with rocker Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath on the OZZfest tour this summer - because they play naked. The singer, who is fronting the classic British rockers again after a 12-year-break, is hoping to track down a tour list for the wacky tribute act.

Halford says, "My former guitarist Pat Lachman saw them at a club in Los Angeles, and they played naked."

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Ozzy Wants Johnny Depp to Play Him in Biopic

Oscar nominee Johnny Depp has begun negotiations over starring as rocker Ozzy Osbourne in a forthcoming biopic. The 'Pirates Of The Caribbean: Curse Of The Black Pearl' star is the former Black Sabbath singer and wife Sharon's first choice to take on the coveted role, but say he's not yet committed to the project. Ozzy says, "We're talking to Johnny but it's not 100 percent yet."

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Dog Fashion Disco "Deja Zoo" Tour Dates

Dog Fashion Disco have chosen "Deja Zoo" as the title to their upcoming trek with Tub Ring, Bad Acid Trip and various local openers. The schedule for the trek has been shaping up recently and currently looks as follows:

August 12th Indianapolis, IN - Emerson Theatre
August 14th Chicago, IL - The Bottom Lounge
August 16th Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
August 17th Toronto, ON - Club Rockit (Feat. RPO, Daiquiri, Ditch, Bloodshot Eye)
August 19th Montreal, QC - Foufounes Electriques
August 20th Orono, ME - Ushuaia (Feat. Nobis)
August 21st Ithaca, NY - The Haunt (Feat. King Snyder)
August 22nd New York, NY - Knitting Factory (Feat. Fast Eddie)
August 23rd Hartford, CT - Webster Underground
August 28th Fort Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
September 01st Houston, TX - Fat Cats
September 02nd San Antonio, TX - The Sanctuary
September 03rd Dallas, TX - Club Dada
September 09th St. Louis, MO - Creepy Crawl
September 10th Bloomington, IN - Rhino's
September 11th Grand Rapids, MI - End of the World Cafe

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Radiotakeover Tour To Feature The Red Chord

Evergreen Terrace, The Red Chord, A Life Once Lost, Fear Before The March Of Flames and I Killed The Prom Queen have announced the "Radiotakeover Tour" to take place in August. Not every band will appear on every date. Released dates are below:

7/28 Buffalo, NY Broadway Joes
7/29 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom
7/30 Covington, KY Radio Down
7/31 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
8/01 Iowa City, IA Gabe's Oasis
8/03 Kansas City, MO El Torreon
8/04 Denver, CO Rock Island
8/06 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction
8/07 San Diego, CA The Epicenter
8/08 Phoenix, AZ Mason Jar (Feat. Full Blown Chaos, 100 Demons)
8/10 Houston, TX Mary Jane's/Fat Cat's
8/11 Dallas, TX Gypsy Tea Room
8/13 Tallahassee, FL Big Daddy's
8/16 Charlotte, NC The Casbah
8/25 South Amboy, NJ Krome

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Martyr Showcase Details

The first Martyr Showcase is just a few weeks away; it will be held at the Hardcore Mecca, CBGB's on July 15th. It's an evening that showcases this current point in time for Martyr, being celebrated by Martyr's friends and family alike. Here's the rundown of the evening:

With Honor
Internal Affairs
Murder Weapon
The Distance
Inhuman
Donnybrook
A Suburban Blood Drive

Doors - 6:30 PM
Show Starts - 7:00 PM
Cost - $10

For more info, including MP3s from each band visit: www.martyrshowcase.com.

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