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Metal News for June 27, 2005

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10 news articles posted on this day.

Stabbing Victim Questions Security At CoC Show

Tampa Bay's 10 has filed a report from the Masquerade nightclub in Ybor City, Florida one night after a fatal stabbing at a Corrosion of Conformity concert there. According to the report, some people — including one of the stabbing victims — are questioning the loose security at the popular nightspot. You can watch the video report at tampabays10.com.

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CKY To Headline North American "Rock Adio Tour"

Island recording group CKY, whose long-awaited album, AN ANSWER CAN BE FOUND, will be released on June 28th, will commence their first major North American tour in 2 years when they kick off the Rock Adio Tour on August 8th at Soma in San Diego. (See complete tour dates below.) In advance of tour dates, members of the hyper-revolutionary fanbase known as the CKY Alliance will be able to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the general public. For more information about public on-sales check the official website ckymusic.com.

The 5-week Rock Adio Tour, with special guests Fireball Ministry and The Knives, is sponsored by Adio Footwear, makers of skateboard footwear for such luminaries as Tony Hawk, Bam Margera and creators of the CKY shoe, to be introduced this summer. CKY will headline the 8th annual Skate Fest on September 9th at The Palladium in Worcester, MA.

The new album was written by CKY and produced by guitarist Chad I Ginsburg, with the first single “Familiar Realm,” hitting the radio charts. On Friday, May 27th, M2 premiered CKY’s A Very Special Special.

The Rock Adio tour dates are as follows: More...

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Supreme Court: File-Sharing Services May Be Sued

The Washington Post reports (via Hope Yen of the Associated Peess) that Internet file-sharing services will be held responsible if they intend for their customers to use software primarily to swap songs and movies illegally according to Monday's Supreme Court ruling, rejecting warnings that the lawsuits will stunt growth of cool tech gadgets such as the next iPod.

The unanimous decision sends the case back to lower court, which had ruled in favor of file-sharing services Grokster Ltd. and StreamCast Networks Inc. on the grounds that the companies couldn't be sued. The justices said there was enough evidence of unlawful intent for the case to go to trial.

File-sharing services shouldn't get a free pass on bad behavior, justices said.

"We hold that one who distributes a device with the object of promoting its use to infringe copyright, as shown by the clear expression or other affirmative steps taken to foster infringement, is liable for the resulting acts of infringement by third parties," Justice David H. Souter wrote for the court.

At issue was whether the file-sharing services should be held liable even if they have no direct control over what millions of online users are doing with the software they provide for free. As much as 90 percent of songs and movies copied on the file-sharing networks are downloaded illegally, according to music industry filings.

About 20 independent recording artists, including musician and producer Brian Eno, rockers Heart and rapper-activist Chuck D, supported the file-sharing technology to allow for greater distribution of their works.

Industry observers have said a ruling against Grokster could also prompt stiffer enforcement from European regulators, who were watching the case for guidance on tackling copyright questions in their countries.

Read the full article at WashingtonPost.com.

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New Dillinger Escape Plan Live Video Posted Online

A new live video of the Dillinger Escape Plan performing their track ""Baby's First Coffin" has been posted online in the videos section of www.umtv.info

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Unearth's "Our Days Of Eulogy" Release Pushed Back

Unearth's "Our Days Of Eulogy" release, which is planned to feature five live tracks from the bands Eulogy years alongside the songs from the groups "Endless" EP and their "Above The Fall Of Man" EP, appears to have been pushed back to a December 22nd release date via Eulogy.

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Gorgoroth Recording Update, Confirmed Tour Dates

The recordings of the upcoming Gorgoroth album "Ad Majorem Satanhas Gloriam" progress steadily. Infernus and King have been in a studio in Spydeberg (Norway) for the past weeks where they have recorded bass and guitar. They have brought the tapes back to Bergen and will continue their work in Earshot Studios during this summer.

Gorgoroth are planning a European tour with 1349. Here are the confirmed tour dates:


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Sick Of It All Cancel European Shows

New York hardcore legends SICK OF IT ALL have been forced to cancel the next three European shows due to "family medical reasons." According to a posting on www.coreclub.de, singer Lou Koller's "wife is in a hospital for a serious operation, so the whole band is just flying home right away." The group are expected to resume their European tour on Saturday, July 2 at the With Full Force Festival in Löbnitz (near Leipzig), Germany.

SICK OF IT ALL recently parted ways with Fat Wreck Chords and are currently seeking a new label home. The group's next studio album will be released early next year and will commemorate their 20th anniversary as a band.

SICK OF IT ALL's last full-length release, "Life on the Ropes", came out in September 2003.

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Photos From Motorhead's 30th Anniversary Show

Motorhead performed for their 30th anniversary at Hammersmith Carling Apollo on June 16th in London, England. You can check out pictures from WireImage, FilmMagic, RexFeatures, and GettyImages.

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Watch Death By Stereo's New Video Online

Death By Stereo are out with the video to their new single 'Entombed We Collide', from the album 'Death For Life'. You can watch it online at their official website, DeathbyStereo.com, in high or low formats.

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Decapitated Writing New Material, Plan US Tour

After two extremely successful shows in Portugal, DECAPITATED is ready to begin writing process for band's new studio album. The recording session starts in August at Hertz Studio, Bialystok. The world premiere of the new album has been scheduled for January/ February 2006. Right after the recording session the guys are going to tour intensively as much as they can, promoting the successor of "The Negation." On the 8th of September they kick off their European tour, with 12 gigs in England, Ireland and Scotland, 10 shows in such countries like Germany, Holland, Belgium, France and Czech Republic. From the 5th of November DECAPITATED will be crushing the United States (along with VADER, DEW-SCENTED and other bands) and then, the band will headline a tour in Canada (01.12.2005- 10.12.2005). In March Polish death metallers will invade Russia, the Ukraine and Baltic countries. There are also some plans to attack the Balkans, Greece and Turkey, Israel and play on some summer festivals.

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