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Metal News for June 28, 2005

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15 news articles posted on this day.

Chimaira To Release 2-CD Version Of New Album

In addition to the standard version of the effort, a deluxe "black box" 2-CD version of Chimaira's new self-titled album will be issued overseas on August 08th via Roadrunner. The limited edition set will feature the following bonus tracks:

01 - "Clayden" (Ascension Cover)
02 - "Malignant" (Ascension Cover)
03 - "Power Trip" (Live From 2003 European Roadrage Tour)
04 - "Cleansation" (Live From 2003 European Roadrage Tour)
05 - "Severed" (Live From 2003 European Roadrage Tour)
06 - "Eyes Of A Criminal" (Live From 2003 European Roadrage Tour)
07 - "Down Again" (Live From 2003 European Roadrage Tour)
08 - "The Dehumanizing Process" (Live From 2003 European Roadrage Tour)
09 - "Pure Hatred" (Live From 2003 European Roadrage Tour)

The album itself will see a North American release on August 09th through Roadrunner

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Roadrunner All-Stars News From Trivium

Trivium's Matt Heafy recently gave an update on what to expect from the upcoming "Roadrunner All-Stars" album, which is currently planned out on October 11th through the label. You can read all about the project, which will feature various artists from the Roadrunner roster, here.

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New Arch Enemy Song Posted Online

Arch Enemy's new track "Nemesis" has now been posted online in streaming Windows Media format and can be found here. The song serves as the lead off single from the groups upcoming new album "Doomsday Machine" and a video for it will soon be shot with director George Bravo. "Doomsday Machine" is on track for a July 26th release date through Century Media

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Fear Factory New Album News

A limited edition version of Fear Factory's upcoming new album "Transgression" will be made available for a release when the effort hits stores on August 23rd. In addition to the album itself, the aforementioned version will include a bonus DVD featuring three music videos and a making of the album documentary

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The Acacia Strain Post New Video, Tour Dates

The Acacia Strain have posted their new video for "3750" online. They've also booked the following shows:

THE ACACIA STRAIN
w/ Between The Buried And Me (ALL DATES), From A Second Story Window (7/7 - 7/28), Sinai Beach (7/7-7/18), The Red Chord (7/20-8/17)

7/7 Wilmington, NC Soapbox Laundro-Lounge
7/8 Spartanburg, SC - Ground Zero
7/9 Jacksonville, FL - Thee Imperial
7/10 Orlando, FL - The Social
7/11 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - The Factory
7/12 St. Petersburg, FL - State Theater
7/13 Tallahassee, FL - Big Daddy's
7/15 Memphis, TN - The Complex
7/16 Nashville, TN - Rocket Town
7/17 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
7/18 Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern
7/19 Carrboro, NC - Cats Cradle
7/20 Fredricksburg, VA - KC's
7/21 Baltimore, MD - Otto Bar
7/23 Bayonne, NJ - Bayonne Knights of Columbus
7/24 New York, NY - CBGB
7/25 Portland, ME - The Station
7/26 Worcester, MA - Palladium (upstairs)
7/27 Poughkeepsie, NY - The Loft at The Chance
7/28 Syracuse, NY - Club Tundra
7/29 Latham, NY - Saratoga Winners
8/1 Erie, PA - Forward Hall
8/2 Cleveland, OH - Peabody's Downunder
8/3 Detroit, MI - Alvin's
8/4 West Dundee, IL - Clearwater Theater
8/5 Iowa City, IA - Gabe's Oasis
8/6 Kansas City, MO - El Torreon
8/7 Oklahoma City, OK - Green Door
8/8 Dallas, TX - Galaxy Club
8/9 Houston, TX - Mary Jane's Fat Cat
8/10 San Antonio, TX - The Sanctuary
8/12 Tempe, AZ - Neckbeards
8/13 Las Vegas, NV - Roadhouse Casino
8/14 San Diego, CA - Epicenter
8/15 Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction
8/16 West Hollywood, CA - Whiskey A Go Go
8/17 San Francisco, CA - The Pound
8/21 Trenton, NJ - Sovereign Bank Arena

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Genghis Tron Touring Their Asses Off in 2005

GENGHIS TRON are touring their asses off this year. Here are a ton of tour dates:

w/ Behold... The Arctopus, Time Of Orchids
6/26/05 - New York, NY @ The Knitting Factory: Old Office
6/27/05 - Boston, MA @ O'Brien's Pub (3 Harvard Ave.)
6/28/05 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Khyber
6/29/05 - Binghamton, NY @ Club Ranelle's
6/30/05 - Newport, KY @ Southgate House (ballroom) w/ Mouth of the Architect
7/01/05 - Toledo, OH @ The Underground w/ Hundred Year Hex
7/02/05 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artwoks

July / August Tour More...

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New Lullacry Single Sent To Finnish Radio

The new single Lullacry single STRANGER IN YOU has been delivered to the Finnish radio stations. The Stranger In You / I Stole Your Love (KISS cover) CD will be in stores on stores 9.7.2005

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Hellfest Announce Another 22 Bands

HELLFEST 2K5 has announced the next 22 bands out of the 188 total bands (with more to come) playing this years festival from August 19th to the 21st in Trenton, NJ at the Sovereign Bank Arena. Among the new announcements, Hellfest has managed a reunion of one of the most legendary rap groups to grace the music scene—Public Enemy.

Here are the new;yu announced bands:
REUNION SHOWS:
Public Enemy
Killing Time

HELLFEST 2K5 BAND LINE UP ROUND THREE:
3 Inches Of Blood
Alove For Enemies
All That Remains
Armsrace
Backstabbers Inc.
Casey Jones
Cannae
Chimaira
Dead Hearts
Hit The Lights
Ion Dissonance
Kane Hodder
Kids Like Us
Nobody Left Behind
One Dead Three Wounded
Ready Set Fail
Six Feet Under
Suffocate Faster
This Is Hell
Walk The Line

HERE’S A RE-CAP OF THE FIRST 98 More...

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Otep's Kentucky Show Shut Down By Fire Marshall

OTEP's June 26 performance at the Bulldog Cafe in Louisville, KY was reportedly shut down by the fire marshall and police due to overcrowding. The following is OTEP frontwoman Otep Shamaya's posting on the band's official web site regarding the incident:

"Even though this show only lasted 12 minutes and 47 seconds, it was obvious to me that it was populated with one of the most intense and passionate audiences we've ever had the pleasure of experiencing. If only we would have been able to play the entire set... Wow ... We would have shaken the foundations of the cosmos... But the fire marshall was a complete communist and shut everything down. But I was true to my word and wouldn't leave the stage until the cops were called... I kept singing until they forced us off the stage... The fire marshall shut off the PA during 'My Confession' but the audience kept singing... every... word.

"It was amazing.

"Then the biggest cop I've ever seen pulled Evil J's hand off his bass strings and crowded me saying, 'It's over, it's over.' So I saluted him... saluted the crowd and then I was manuevered off stage and to the bus...

"We will probably be fined and the cops are still outside the bus so who knows what will happen... But I know one thing for certain: WE WILL RETURN, AND TOGETHER ANNIHILATE THE NEOPHYTES."

OTEP's sophomore album, "House of Secrets" (2004), was produced by Greg Wells, who has previously worked with a diverse range of artists, including the DEFTONES, MICHELLE BRANCH, and ELTON JOHN. The follow-up to 2002's "Sevas Tra" was recorded at Los Angeles' Rocket Carousel Studios and features guest drumming on six tracks by SLIPKNOT basher Joey Jordison.

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Watch Susperia's 'Devil May Care' Video Online

Susperia are out with the video to their new single 'Devil May Care'. You can watch it online at Yahoo! Music.

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Welch: Too Much Drama Between Korn Band Members

Guitar World magazine recently conducted an in-depth interview with former KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:

Guitar World: What triggered your decision to quit KORN?

Brian "Head" Welch: "When I started playing in KORN, I began drifting downward spiritually. I became addicted to drugs like methamphetamine. I became rich and famous, although I never thought of myself as a rock star or as being bigger and better than anyone. I loved music, but I found myself at the point where I wanted to die. I didn't care about life.

"I think I hit the bottom when my wife left me while I was on the road. She started partying, bailed out with some dudes, and took my money and left me with our daughter. Then I had to take my daughter on the road with me. The band agreed to pay my daughter a dollar every time someone cussed in front of her. Before I knew it, my daughter was making, like, $100 a day, and I told people to try to chill in front of her. She was getting excited about making all this money, and it wasn't working. I had to put my kid before my career and all the money I was making. I decided to do the right thing. I was dying inside. If I didn't have my daughter, I would be dead right now, for sure. More...

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Nasum Working On Memorial Merchandise

Nasum guitarist, Anders Jakobson, has posted the following message on the band's official website on June 26:

Today it's six months since the Tsunami took Mieszko's life in Thailand. I went to the grave together with my girlfriend and our friend Jimmy who once played in a band with Mieszko and who has been our merch guy on several shows in Sweden. We brought the two orange sunflowerish flowers you see at the bottom of the picture.

Last time I visited the grave I found a baseball hat of the type that Mieszko had by the grave. I though it was one of his old one's that the family had put there but today Jimmy told me that it was he who put that hat there. Apperently Jimmy had asked a store if they had any all black hats and they had ordered some, but when Jimmy went there to buy one the storeowner said that Mieszko had bought all eight hats that had arrived! But the owner found another hat and it's that hat that is beside Mieszko's grave today.

Lately, people have asked me about some kind of memorial merchandise and I'm working on something. I have a design for a shirt that I want to show the other Nasumers before deciding what to do. I personally think the design is quite good and appropiate.

And speaking about merchandise there will be something to order soon... Any day now... And I guess I'll do something new (re-prints) after the summer, or at least after July since the print firm is closed during the summer.

Until then think about Mieszko and his family today and if you haven't seen the memorial page yet, go there now.

Anders Jakobson

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Sounds Of The Underground Photos Posted Online

ReturnToThePit.com has posted a bunch of photos from the first Sounds of the Undergroud show in Tsongas Arena, Lowell, MA on June 25. Check them out here.

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Dimmu Borgir Replace Testament At Earthshaker Fest

As announced by the organizers of the Earthshaker Festival and confirmed last week, Testament have been forced to cancel their appearance due to "personal obligations." Dimmu Borgir has been confirmed as a replacement. Assuming they will simply fill Testament's spot, Dimmu Borgir will play on Saturday, July 23rd from 8:45pm - 10:15pm.

The Earthshaker Festival is due to take place from July 21st - 23rd in Geiselwind, Germany,

Go to this location for the complete festival running order.

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Children Of Bodom Cover Art & Promo Pics Posted

The cover art and promo pictures for Children of Bodom's upcoming album "Are You Dead Yet?" have been posted at Scythes of Bodom.

"Are You Dead Yet?" will be released in Finland on September 14 and internationally on September 19. The first single, "In Your Face," will be released on August 17th.

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