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Metal News for June 24, 2005

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17 news articles posted on this day.

Most Precious Blood To Tour South Africa

Most Precious Blood will be touring South Africa with Neshamah in September. Here are the dates:

9/9 Pretoria @ Zeplins Club
9/10 Johannesburg @ The Snuggery
9/14 Durban @ The Bat Center
9/17 Cape Town @ Wynberg Sports Club

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Wicked Wisdom Join Otep

The band Wicked Wisdom will join Otep for their last two tour datesof their "Mouth of Madness" tour. One is in Tempe, Arizona on the 29th, and the other will be the 30th in Los Angeles, California. Otep's remaining tour dates are as follows:

6/24/05 Battlecreek, MI @ Planet Rock
6/25/05 Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
6/26/05 Louisville, KY @ Bulldog Café
6/27/05 Oklahoma City, OK @ Bricktown Live
6/28/05 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
6/29/05 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
6/30/05 Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club

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Martyr Records Signs Two New Connecticut Bands

Martyr Records has announced the addition of two bands to their line-up. First is Connecticut hardcore band Brothers In Arms. The band is currently finishing up their Martyr debut, which will be released in October. You can check out one of their songs here. Meanwhile, Martyr has also signed another Connecticut band, These Green Eyes. The post-hardcore band will also release their debut full-length in October. Some of their material is available here.

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System of a Down's Serj Tankian Chats With AP

System of a Down are just weeks away from their 1st major tour of North America. The dates come sandwiched between the two-part release of their new album. You can watch a report, featuring remarks from frontman Serj Tankian, from The Associated Press.

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Fatal Stabbing At Corrosion of Conformity Concert

It is being reported that at last night's CORROSION OF CONFORMITY show at The Masquerade in Tampa, FL four people were stabbed with one being fatally wounded. The band has released the following statement on their web site:

"We are stunned deeply saddened by the brutal stabbings of three people at the Tampa show last night. We don't have much information at this time. Unofficially we have heard that one victim didn't make it. In twenty plus years of gigging we've never seen anything like this. It's sad that people can't come together for a good time listening to music without something tragic happening. We feel for the families of those attacked and wish success to Tampa law enforcement in their quest to solve this pointless crime. Take care of each other and go in peace.

Anyone who has any information or saw anything should contact the Tampa Police at 813-276-3200."

Ben Montgomery of The Tampa Tribune has issued the following report on the incident: More...

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Delian League Complete Work On Debut Album

New Jersey-based metal quitent Delian League have finished mixing their debut album, "Truth in Chaos", at Audiohammer studios (Trivium, God Forbid, Cannee) in Florida with producer Jason Suecoff. Jason "did a great job and it really sounds better than we could have ever hoped for," the band write on their web site.

Delian League's "Truth in Chaos" is scheduled for release later in the year via Screaming Ferret Wreckords. The band, which is said to meld a classic metal (Testament, Megadeth) vibe with newer influences (Soilwork, Disturbed), was formed in 2003 by guitarists Rich Broadhead and Dave Hatfield, and also features vocalist Jude Andrade, bassist Shane Buolos, and drummer Joe Dooling. Listen to tracks from the band's "Day of Question" EP at this location.

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As I Lay Dying Enters Billboard Charts At #35

According to Nielsen SoundScan, As I Lay Dying's new album, "Shadows are Security," sold 33,142 copies in the first week of release. The album has also entered the Billboard Charts in the USA on position 35.

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Arcturus Sets New Album Title

Norway's Arturus, now featuring Dimmu Borgir bassist Simen Hestnaes (a.k.a. ICS Vortex, ex-Borknagar, Lamented Souls) on lead vocals, have set "Sideshow Symphonies" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in September via Season Of Mist. A live DVD recorded at the band's September 24, 2005 concert at Rockefeller in Oslo, Norway is said to be in the works as well.

Hestnaes' first appearance back with Arcturus took place at the Inferno Festival kick-off event at the Underworld in London on January 27.

Hestnaes had previously performed vocals on three tracks and written the lyrics for one song on Arcturus' 1997 album, La Masquerade Infernale.

Arcturus announced in January that vocalist Øyvind Hægeland (Spiral Architect) had left the group. No reason was given for his departure.

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Symphorce Finish "GodSpeed" Recordings

Symphorce have finished the recordings for their new album entitled "GodSpeed“ together with producer Dennis Ward (Angra, PinkCream69) at the reknowned House Of Music Studios in Winterbach, Germany. The disc will be released through Metal Blade Records on September 5th.

Next week Achim Köhler (Brainstorm) will take care of the mastering. The cover artwork was created by Travis Smith, who is known for his work for bands like Iced Earth and Nevermore.

“GodSpeed” tracklisting (in no particular order):
Everlasting Life
Nowhere
The Mirrored Room
Black Winter
Haunting
Your Cold Embrace
Wounds Will Last Within
Crawling Walls For You
Without A Trace
No Shelter

"GodSpeed" will be released as a special limited first edition including a bonus DVD with lots of live and backstage footage plus the video clip for "Cause of Laughter" (running time: 45 min. approx.)

"GodSpeed" will hit the stores on September, 5th 2005.

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SotU Bands Schedule Meet And Greet

Everyday at the Sounds of the Underground Tour, all the bands playing will be hanging at their merch tents are various times looking to meet you. The times have been posted here. They change through the tour so check the date you're headed too and see what time the bands will be around.

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Mustaine Explains Why Israeli Show Was Cut Short

Megadeth frontman, Dave Mustaine, has posted the following message on the band's official forum to explain why the concert in Israel was cut short:

Droogies!

What happened from my point of view, and I was center stage, was we started playing Blackmail The Universe and after that song was about half way through, the barricade broke and kids fell on top of each other. Security tried to get them stood back up, the barricade got stood back up, they brought in logs and more barricades to reinforce it. And the police said it wasn't good enough.

After the 4th song I got a note to "please stop", and Shawn had already counted into the 5th song. So we played 5 songs and at the end of the 5th song it was implied that "we have to fix the barricade for your safety".

They determined, the police who had approved the barricade before the show, after the barricade got broken that they were cancelling the show, "please leave now".

None of the blame needs to be assigned to anyone. Other than just the fans being great fans and being excited as hell, and the barricade not being able to handle the pressure.

You are wonderful fans and I hope to see you all again.

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Nevermore Listening Party To Take Place July 16

Seattle Nevermore fans heed! "This Godless Endeavor" will be played in its entirety at Seattle’s Studio 7 on July 16th from 8:00 to 10:00 PM. Hosted by KISW 99.9 FM’s Metal Shop, all are welcome to this free event. The album will be released on July 26, during the band’s main stage summer appearance on Megadeth’s Gigantour alongside Dream Theater, Fear Factory, Dillinger Escape Plan, Life Of Agony and more.

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God Forbid Completes New Album, Embark On Tour

Ozzfest 2004 alumni God Forbid recently completed the recording process for their highly anticipated new album "IV:Constitution Of Treason," set for a September 20th release. The group tracked the new offering with Jason Suecof (Trivium) at Audiohammer Studios in Florida and with Eric Rachel (Atreyu, Dillinger Escape Plan) at Trax East in New Jersey. The mixing duties are currently being handled by Rachel and should be completed the end of the week.

Dallas Coyle (guitars, vocals) checks in with the following studio report:

Dallas here checking in from the studio where we're just about to put the final touches on the new album IV: Constitution Of Treason. Eric Rachel, Doc and I have been here mixing all the songs for the record and I'd have to say this is the most amazing stuff we've put to tape. For the first time I'd say this is exactly what God Forbid should sound like. Our friends who have heard the record say we sound like an entirely new band. This new material is many steps above Gone Forever and a new pinnacle us as a whole. Our evolution is complete.

God Forbid will also embark on a slew of headlining shows in July with Full Blown Chaos and Himsa, among others; the complete list of dates are below.

Jul. 01 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom - Rescheduled date w/ Full Blown Chaos
Jul. 02 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection - w/ Full Blown Chaos
Jul. 03 Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground - w/ Full Blown Chaos
Jul. 04 Des Moines, IA @ Sleepy Hollow Sports Park - Iowa Metal Fest w/ Full Blown Chaos and others
Jul. 08 Latham, NY @ Saratoga Winners - w/ Himsa, Full Blown Chaos, The Agony Scene, and The Esoteric
Jul. 17 Sayreville, NJ @ The Starland Ballroom

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Kamelot To Perform In Brazil

Kamelot has just confirmed that they will be performing in São Paulo, Brazil on December 3rd at Via Funchal. For more information, visit www.viafunchal.com.br.

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Iron Maiden Reveals "Death On The Road" Artwork

Iron Maiden has posted the artwork for their upcoming double DVD and live album, "Death on the Road," which will be released through EMI Records on August 29 and on Sanctuary Records in the US on August 20. Check it out at this location.

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New In Flames CD And DVD Details

In Flames has posted the following message on their official website:

Yes ladies and gentlemen the album´s done, when it comes to the music that is we still have to do the cover, booklet etc. Once again we like to say how pleased we are with the result and we can´t wait until you get your hands on the finished product.

This is the 8:th IF album and it´s awesome to feel, as excited as it was our first. The name of the album will NOT be "Crawl Through Knives", instead it will be "Come Clarity".

Anyway, here´s the final tracklisting:
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Dark Tranquillity Checks In With S.A. Tour Report

The following update was posted on Dark Tranquillity's official website:

Yep, we've returned home after a very exciting and successful trip to South/Central america and would like to thank everyone involved; the promotors & agents, the excellent local support bands, the club owners, our touring crew and of course the extremely devoted audiences in Mexico, Venezuela, Costa Rica and Colombia. Michael Nicklasson extends a special thanks to Black line tattoo in San José for the new ink on this arm.
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