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Metal News for June 25, 2005

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8 news articles posted on this day.

New Opeth Song Available For Download

A radio-broadcast-quality recording of Opeth's new track, entitled "The Grand Conjuration", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location (length - 9:55; size - 22.71 MB; quality – 320 kbps).

"The Grand Conjuration" comes off the Swedish band's upcoming album, "Ghost Reveries", due late August/early September through Roadrunner Records.

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Crisis To Be Featured On Metal Masters

Crisis will be featured on Metal Masters, FL. The crisis interview will air this Saturday night on Metal Masters: The show airs at 3am-4am on WTOG UPN 44 (without cable) or Brighthouse Cable Channel 4 inside Florida. For those outside the Tampa Bay area, check your local listings.

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The Duskfall To Re-release "Frailty" And "Source"

Coinciding with the release of The Duskfall's new album, "Lifetime Supply Of Guilt," on August 22, both of their previous albums will be available on one CD with several bonus tracks.

Tracklisting for the two-disc package: More...

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Exodus Frontman Issues Recording Update

Exodus frontman Rob Dukes has posted the following update on the progress of the recording sessions for the band's new album:

Just checking in to let you know where we are at... Paul [Bostaph, drums; ex-Slayer, Forbidden] is done — fucking killed it. Gary [Holt, guitar] — rhythm tracks done...fucking awesome. Jack [Gibson, bass] — has one song left ...fucking sick... Gary's done a few leads and just shredded them. I'm done with three tracks and everyone is stoked.

Exodus are currently recording their new album at Trident studios in Pacheco, California. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2004's "Tempo of the Damned" will mark the band's first release with Dukes. Mixing duties will be handled by Andy Sneap (Machine Head, Nevermore, Arch Enemy, Kreator). Among the tracks set to appear on the CD is 'Shovel Headed Kill Machine' (working title), which Holt has described as "one of the fastest Exodus songs of all time."

Exodus recently parted ways with longtime drummer Tom Hunting after Hunting was taken ill and had to be hospitalized several times.

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Crystal Ball Reveals New Album Artwork

Swiss melodic metallers Crystal Ball have uploaded the cover artwork for their fifth album "TimeWalker" at this location.

"TimeWalker" is scheduled for release on August 29. The follow-up to 2003's "Hellvetia" was once again produced by Stefan Kaufmann (Accept, U.D.O.) and will include 12 tracks. A headlining tour of Europe is tentatively planned for the fall.

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San Antonio Date Added To Megadeth's Gigantour

A San Antonio date for August 1st has been added to Megadeth's upcoming Gigantour.

Gigantour features Megadeth, Dream Theater, Fear Factory, the Dillinger Escape Plan and Nevermore on the main stage, and Dry Kill Logic, Symphony X and Bobaflex on the Second Stage. Upcoming tour dates

Jul 21 Fresno, CA - Selland Arena
Jul 22 Las Vegas, NV - Thomas and Mack
Jul 23 Phoenix, AZ - Cricket Amphitheatre
Jul 24 Los Angeles, CA - Verizon Wireless
Jul 26 Sacramento, CA - The Cove @ CalExpo
Jul 28 San Diego, CA - Open Air Theatre
Jul 29 Tucson, AZ - Casino Anselmo
Jul 30 Albuquerque, NM - Journal Amphitheatre
Aug 1 San Antonio, TX - Lone Star Pavilion
Aug 2 Dallas, TX - Nokia Live
Aug 3 Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Amphitheater
Aug 5 Atlanta, GA - Gwinett
Aug 6 Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
Aug 7 West Palm Beach, FL - Sound Advice Amphitheater
Aug 8 Tampa, FL - St. Pete's Times Forum
Aug 10 Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theater
Aug 11 Ft. Wayne, IN - Coliseum Expo
Aug 12 Chicago, IL - Tweeter Center
Aug 13 Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom Complex
Aug 14 Cleveland, OH - Tower City Amphitheatre
Aug 17 Pittsburgh, PA - Chevrolet Amphitheatre
Aug 19 Portland, ME - Civic Center
Aug 20 Manchester, NH - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Aug 21 Poughkeepsie, NY - Mid-Hudson Civic
Aug 23 Wantagh, NY - Jones Beach
Aug 24 Holmdel, NJ - PNC Banks Art Center
Aug 26 Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion
Aug 27 Reading, PA - Soverign Center
Aug 28 Atlantic City, NJ - House of Blues
Aug 30 Buffalo, NY - Darien Lakes Amphitheatre
Sept 2 Montreal, QU - Bell Centre
Sept 3 Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheatre
Sept 10 Seattle, WA - White River Amphitheatre (no second stage bands)

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Kamelot's "March Of Mephisto" Video Posted Online

Kamelot's "March of Mephisto" video, featuring Dimmu Borgir's Shagrath, has been added to iFilm. Check it out at www.ifilm.com/ifilmdetail/2671746.

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Cold Seeks Extras For Video Shoot

Cold is looking for strange characters (weird, off-center looks are a plus) eighteen years and older to appear as background in their new music video shooting this upcoming Thursday, June 30 in Los Angeles (exact location TBA).

For all those interested, send a photograph and a short letter introducing yourself along with past credits, if any to frycatcasting@gmail.com. There is NO PAY, but meals will be provided. The video is being shot on a beach, so you should be comfortable in a bathing suit, although it isn't required. Must be able to commit to a full 14 hour day. If you are only available for portions thereof, do not submit.

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