Metal News for June 26, 2005
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15 news articles posted on this day.
Oak Park thrash metallers THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER were forced to cancel band practice last Friday after drummer Zach Gibson's involvement in alcohol-fueled fisticuffs outside of a small party at his Taylor home. According to Zach, 19, a drunken man, whom he had never met, was making inappropriate advances toward Zach's significant other. It was at this time that Zach asked the inappropriate party to exit the building. Outside, Mr. Gibson was allegedly "swung upon" by the drunken man, and was forced to retaliate. The next morning Zach's hand was reportedly "huge" and he "couldn't hold a drumstick," resulting in the rehearsal cancellation.
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER's new album, "Miasma", is scheduled for release on July 12 release via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded with Eric Rachel (NORA, ATREYU, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, BURNT BY THE SUN, EVERY TIME I DIE, GOD FORBID) and Andreas Magnusson (formerly of SCARLET) at Trax East studios in New Jersey. The band have been confirmed for the second stage at this year's Ozzfest alongside AS I LAY DYING, MASTODON, ROB ZOMBIE, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, IT DIES TODAY, and many more.
TIWANAKU, the new band featuring ex-NOCTURNUS bassist Emo Mowery and ex-ACHERON/BURNING INSIDE guitarist Mike Estes, have announced the addition of drummer James "Caveman" Deragowsky to the group's ranks. "James caught right on to the material faster than anyone has in a long time and is now working with us on the new material," Mowery said in a statement. "He has earned his spot in the band hands down!! James is a dependable, hard-working, hard-hitting, skin-beating motherfucker and wants everyone to know that he is going to stick with the band through thick and thin!! TIWANAKU is stronger than ever now!!!"
TIWANAKU's current lineup is as follows:
Emo Mowery - Vocals, Guitar/Bass, Keys
Mike Estes - Guitar
James "Caveman" Deragowsky - Drums
Added Mowery: "We are now seeking a bassist or a guitarist. Whichever we find first I will pick up the other. Vocal capabilities are a plus but not a requirement. Either should be experienced, technically capable, and creative. No drama allowed here!! If you are in the Central Florida area that is also a plus!! If you are interested please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org."
It appears the folks in the ad department at Nike have stolen Minor Threat artwork for an ad campaign. You can read the details below as quoted directly from Dischord.com -
"Many people have now noticed that Nike has appropriated the Minor Threat artwork and logo for a new skateboard demo / ad campaign. To set the record straight -- Nike never contacted Dischord to obtain permission to use this imagery, nor was any permission granted. Simply put, Nike stole it and we're not happy about it. We are not yet sure what options, if any, we have to stop Nike from using our images to sell their shoes, but if you would like to direct your complaints to Nike that would be a good place to start. More...
German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN are currently working on the follow-up to last year's "Reise Reise", tentatively titled "Reise, Reise (Vol.2)". The band recorded several songs during the sessions for "Reise, Reise" which were omitted from the CD's final track listing. During a recent session at a Berlin studio, RAMMSTEIN recorded several more tracks and are currently mixing the combined collection of new material for a full-length album, to be released in September. A statement from the band's management regarding the upcoming collection reads as follows:
"After the production period of the last album, there were many songs which did not find a place on 'Reise, Reise' due to dramaturgical reason but are now completed. This is not unusual. As 'Ohne Dich' derived from the production of 'Mutter', many songs have been sitting to be completed for a year and shall now come to light. Which songs remains to be seen and is up to the band only."
Added a record company representative: "When we were introduced to the tracks of 'Reise, Reise', many fascinating songs were among them, which were suddenly missing on the album. Among others I remember one song, which we all believed to be the first single of the album. The song was 'Rosenrot', and when we had to realize that the band changed their minds and it did not even make it on to the album, we were speechless. The album was perfect nevertheless, but their enormous self-confidence surprised us. Ever since, we hope to see some of the songs from back then released and I am happy that the band could agree on that."
Recorded primarily in Spain (El Cortijo Studio, Malaga), "Reise Reise" (translated as "Voyage, Voyage" or "Journey, Journey") is the follow-up to "Mutter", which entered The Billboard 200 chart at No. 77 back in April 2001.
"Reise Reise" sold 26,716 copies in the United States in its first week of release in mid-November 2004 to debut at position No. 61 on The Billboard 200 chart.
I caught up with The Agony Scene drummer and founding member Brent Masters for a phone interview during a two-day break from touring with the "Dirty Black Summer" tour while on their way to their El Paso, Texas show last week. Not being very familiar with them, the interview was pretty straight forward and should serve as a good introduction to the band. More...
In anticipation to the Sounds of the Underground Tour, I sent a few interview questions via e-mail to one of the bands on the bill – a local Vancouver metal band by the name of Strapping Young Lad. Guitarist Jed Simon took the time to answer these questions: More...
The arrest and booking information of the suspect arrested Saturday morning (June 25) in connection with the stabbings at CORROSION OF CONFORMITY concert in Ybor City Thursday night (June 23) has been posted online at the web site of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. You can check it out at this location.
Michael John Pyne (photo), 39, of Pinellas Park, turned himself in early Saturday morning, Tampa Police spokesman Joe Durkin said in a press release. Pyne is charged with murder, attempted murder, aggravated battery, and aggravated assault, according to TBO.com.
Four people were stabbed during a fight Thursday night during a concert inside The Masquerade. Thomas Laskas, 29, died of his injuries early Friday morning at Tampa General Hospital. Witnesses said Laskas was trying to break up the fight.
Police said Pyne admitted to being at the club and having a knife but told detectives that he does not remember anything after seeing his girlfriend in a fight.
Pyne is being held without bond at the Hillsborough County Jail.
Michael Dunn of the Tampa Tribune has issued the following report: More...
Arch Enemy have set the tentative track listing to their new album "Doomsday Machine", here's how it looks:
01 - "Enter The Machine"
02 - "Taking Back My Soul"
03 - "Nemesis"
04 - "My Apocalypse"
05 - "Carry The Cross"
06 - "I Am Legend / Out For Blood"
07 - "Skeleton Dance"
08 - "Hybrids Of Steel"
09 - "Mechanic God Creation"
10 - "Machtkampf"
11 - "Slaves Of Yesterday"
The track "Nemesis" has been chosen as the first single from the release, with plans for a video currently in the works. "Doomsday Machine" will see a July 26th release date through Century Media
More dates have been announced for Haste The Day's run with Still Remains, Stretch Arm Strong and Kane Hodder, here are the latest:
July 26th Seattle, WA - El Corazon
August 03rd Cleveland, OH - Peabody's Downunder
August 06th Philadelphia, PA - Pontiac Grille
August 10th Jacksonville, FL - Thee Imperial
August 16th Houston, TX - Mary Jane's
August 22nd Bucksport, ME - The Kave<
The Bled's new track "She Calls Home" has been posted online and can be heard here. In related news, the band have finalized the track listing for their new album "Found In The Flood", it now looks as follows:
01 - "Hotel Coral Essex"
02 - "Gutter Shark"
03 - "My Assassin"
04 - "Antarctica"
05 - "She Calls Home"
06 - "Last American Cowboy"
07 - "Daylight Bombings"
08 - "Millionaires"
09 - "With An Urgency"
10 - "I Don't Keep With Liars Anymore"
The album will see an August 23rd release date through Vagrant
Chimaira will be filming a video for their track "Nothing Remains" in Chicago, IL this coming week. In other news, the band have announced three more dates for their trek with Six Feet Under, All That Remains and 3 Inches Of Blood, they are as follows:
August 04th New Orleans, LA - TwiRoPa
August 09th Des Moines, IA - Hairy Mary's
August 10th Milwaukee, WA - The Eagles Club
Chimaira will release their new self-titled album through Roadrunner on August 09th
Darkest Hour's video for their track "Convalescence" has been made available for viewing online and can be seen here. The song comes from the groups new album "Undoing Ruin", which will see a June 28th release date through Victory
Duncan Patterson (Anathema/Deathcap) has announced a wish to move away from Antimatter after the release of "Planetary Confinement." He will concentrate on his new project, "Ion." Details of Ion, Deathcap, and all other related projects can be found at the umbrella site duncanpatterson.tk. As for Antimatter, Mick Moss will continure the project with a new album for 2006 entitled "Leaving Eden," featuring Anathema's Daniel Cavanagh.
I have decided that Planetary Confinement is to be my departing Antimatter album. This is for my own personal reasons, (per·son·al - adj. Concerning a particular person and his or her private business, interests, or activities; intimate: "I have something personal to tell you"), and nothing to do with anyone else. Feel free to gossip and start rumours though, it will help us sell more cds and that.
Good luck to Mick, and thanks to the many people who have helped and supported us for the past seven years. I'm moving on with a new project 'Íon', for which I have a deal with Equilibrium Music. Anyone who is interested in my future releases etc. can check www.duncanpatterson.com for regularly updated news.
Later this year, antimatter.tk will release a 4-track virtual video E.P. recorded before a live audience during Antimatter's 2003 tour. Tracks featured are "The Last Laugh," "Over Your Shoulder," "Going Nowhere/Destiny" and "Empty." "Planetary Confinement" will be released on July 26th by The End Records (U.S.A) and Prophecy Productions (rest of the world). To download sample track "Legions," please visit antimatter.tk
Into the Moat vocalist Earl Ruwell IV has posted this update on the official band website:
Home from tour for a few weeks, but we have a few local shows booked for the time off. All of our dates with Soilent green are posted now, sorry that took so long. This tour is covering a lot of ground so there should be a show for everyone in the continental US. Thank you so much for all the comments and feedback it is always appreciated. We've done almost 120 shows already this year and we've only begun...
Upcoming Into the Moat tour dates: More...
The following messages have been posted on Rammstein's official website:
Good news: Rammstein are currently working on a successor, which will presumably be called "Reise, Reise (Vol.2)" The management's statement was: "After the production period of the last album, there were many songs which did not find a place on "Reise, Reise" due to dramaturgical reason but are now completed. This is not unusual. As "Ohne Dich" derived from the production of "Mutter", many songs have been sitting to be completed for a year and shall now come to light. Which songs remains to be seen and is up to the band only." A co-worker of the record company remembers: "When we were introduced to the tracks of "Reise, Reise", many fascinating songs were among them, which were suddenly missing on the album. Among others I remember one song, which we all believed to bet he first single of the album. The song was "Rosenrot" and when we had to realize that the band changed their minds and it did not even make it on to the album, we were speechless. The album was perfect nevertheless, but their enormous self-confidence surprised us. Ever since, we hope to see some of the songs from back then released and I am happy that the band could agree on that." During Rammstein's short stop at a studio in Berlin, apparently 2 - 3 additional songs were recorded. The mixing session of the album, which is supposed to be released this fall, already began.
To mark the event of the opening concert of four sold-out shows at the berlin Wuhlheide, Rammstein introduced the first song of their new succeeding album "Reise, Riese (Vol.2)", anticipated in October, live on front of a home town audience. The song "Benzin", presented with fire fountains goshing 20 meters into the air, was euphorically met by the fans and visibly delighted the band