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Metal News for June 28, 2006

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22 news articles posted on this day.

The Warriors and Nodes Of Ranvier Tour Dates

The Warriors and Nodes Of Ranvier will tour together this summer. The following dates have been confirmed thus far (more will be coming):

7/15 Sioux Falls, SD @ Ramkota Events Hall
7/20 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
7/21 Ogden, UT @ Club Boom VA
7/22 Boise, ID @ the Venue
7/23 Tacoma, WA @ Hell's Kitchen
7/25 Portland, OR @ Loveland
7/26 Orangevale, CA @ the Boardwalk
7/27 San Diego, CA @ Soma
7/28 Corona, CA @ Showcase Theater
7/29 Victorville, CA @ Trilogy Theater
7/30 Tempe, AZ @ the Clubhouse
8/1 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
8/2 Dallas, TX @ the Door
8/3 Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
8/5 Cordova, TN @ Skatepark of Memphis
8/6 Nashville, TN @ the Muse

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Shades Of Dusk Plan Candian Mini-Tour

Shades Of Dusk will be touring Canada briefly in July. Here are the tour dates:

7/2 Ste-Madelaine, QC @ Salle Le Louvre (Underground Attack Fest)
7/3 Sherbrooke. QC @ Bar Le Magog w/ Covenance
7/4 Rimouski, QC @ Pavillon Polyvalent w/ Covenance, Ion Dissonance
7/5 Halifax, NS @ Duffy's SpeakEasy w/ Covenance
7/6 St-John, NB @ Nep-Tunes w/ Covenance
7/7 Trois-Rivières, QC @ Rock Café Le Stage w/ Covenance
7/9 Quebec, QC @ L’Arlequin w/ Covenance
7/14 Toronto, ON @ TerrorFest

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The Architect Set To Record EP

The Architect, featuring ex-Shai Hulud vocalist Geert, will enter the studio in August to record six new songs. The material will appear on an EP to be released late this year. Following recording, the group will tour Europe. More dates will be added, but hereare the latest tour dates:

9/8 Germany @ TBA
9/9 Germany @ TBA
9/10 Prague, Czech Republic @ 007
9/11 Vienna, Austria @ The Shelter
9/12 Budapest, Hungary @ Süss Fel Nap w/ Shai Hulud, Rembering Never, Parkway Drive
9/13 Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Orto Bar w/ Bridge To Solace
9/14 Pinnarella di Cervia, Italy @ Rockplanet w/ Shai Hulud, Remembering Never, Parkway Drive
9/15 Milan, Italy @ Transilvania Live w/ Shai Hulud, Remembering Never, Parkway Drive
9/16 Italy @ TBA
9/17 Karlsruhe, Germany @ Stadtmitte w/ Shai Hulud, Remembering Never, Parkway Drive
9/22 Tessenderlo, Belgium @ tba w/ Sparkle of Hope, PenknifeLoveLife
9/23 Den Drempel, Belgium @ tba w/ Sparkle of Hope, PenknifeLoveLife

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Headline News

Liar Call It Quits

Hans of Liar has issued the following update regarding their disbandment:

"After 11 years of LIAR, the time has come to end it all here and now. We take pride in all the things we have done through the years, we take pride in the fact that we have paved the path for a current metalcore scene, did things back then no-one else did and that this small band out of small region in Belgium called h8000 could do a bunch of great tours in and out of Europe over the years. Not many bands in this scene have the chance and inspiration to put out 5 full length releases and a bunch of other stuff, this is again an action i take personal pride in, being the starter of Liar and one and only original member left, i see this kind of as a personal statement, but it's definitely in the name of Liar as a collective. A crazy bunch of situations that have occured this year leaves no other choice than just quitting …All the huge positive feedback on our latest effort, Murder Manifesto, should give every band plenty of motivation and energy to conquer and continue, but to us it just brought sheer misery… Constant line-up changes, cancellations and basically a band without a plan lately aren't good motivations to keep the fire buring, it was a bit too much to handle in the very end. Liar has started out as a 100% sXe band and after the many fill-ins live, that weren't edge and the difficulties of finding members that are, that's another big problem to keep it going. Thanx a million to the fill-ins for being there and made a lot of things still possible of course. We met amazingly great people through the years, made a ton of friends and especially the GSR staff picked us up and made it possible to release our last effort 'murder manifesto'. Thanks for everything, as you know who you are! HANS & LIAR. 1995-2006." STAY TUNED!!! "

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Bleed The Sky Guitarist Recovers, Band Touring

Having recovered from a diagnosis of severe pneumonia compounded by an unknown viral infection, BLEED THE SKY guitarist Wayne Miller is in stable enough condition for his band mates to re-join the Dope tour on June 30th in Philadelphia. They will be performing as a four-piece.

Following his June 18th performance in Louisville, Kentucky, Miller was rushed to a nearby hospital with a high fever. Encouraging his bandmates to continue with the tour, Miller stayed behind, but his condition worsened. After his admission into the Intensive Care Unit, family members flew out from California and BLEED THE SKY dropped off the Dope tour two nights later to drive 15 hours to be by his side. It appears this outpouring of moral support greatly aided Miller's recovery.

"You're not gonna believe what the second thing was that Wayne said after he got off the respirator," reported BLEED THE SKY bassist Daylen 'Disco' Elsey with relieved laughter. "Well, the first thing he said was, 'I'm really tired.' The second thing he said was, 'So what are we gonna do about the two shows that we missed?' Can you believe that?! [laughter] The guy almost dies and he's worried about the shows he missed!"

"We're trying to keep the dying to a minimum on this tour," joked BLEED THE SKY guitarist Kyle Moorman.

"We all took shifts watching him," continued Elsey. "He kept trying to take the tubes out of this nose, but we wouldn't let him. For some crazy reason, he thought we were gonna kick him out of the band 'cause he got sick. Yeah, right. We're gonna finish out the tour with Kyle covering all the guitar work 'cause we know he wants us to, but there's no way he's outta the band. He's irreplaceable."

With Miller now in stable condition, the four-piece BLEED THE SKY will play the remaining 22 shows on the Jagermeister-sponsored Summer Of Sin Tour headlined by Dope.

States the band, "We really wanna thank everyone for their support through this whole situation. The online posts, the text messages, the phone calls. They all helped us stay positive for Wayne."

Well-wishers can post comments on BLEED THE SKY's MySpace site.

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Five.Bolt.Main To ReturnTo The Studio

Five.Bolt.Main, who are based in Louisville, Kentucky, plan to head into the studio in August to begin work on a new album set for release in early 2007. Chris Henderson, guitarist for the multi-platinum band 3 Doors Down, will be at the production helm.

Says Five.Bolt.Main lead singer Chris Volz: "I am really excited about this next Five Bolt record; the songs we have written are insane. We are also very privileged to be able to work with Chris Henderson as a producer. His ear for melody is just what we need to complete the work. I also have to say that I've never worked with a string section with the talent level of Ronny and Alex. Wait until you guys hear this! We'll see you on tour soon."

Says Rock Ridge Principal Tom Derr: “"Rock Ridge looks forward to continuing this artist development campaign with Chris Volz and Five.Bolt.Main. The work we have completed over the past year leads us directly to this next step and working on some new exciting music with Chris Henderson." Henderson echos the excitement about the upcoming studio work, saying: “"It’s really refreshing to hear a great rock band play, and when you work with these guys, that's what you get: a great rock band with real songs."

The band also plans to release a live album entitled “Live >From Louisville” in October on Rock Ridge Music. Three live songs were released digitally on June 13th to whet fans’ appetites for the full-length and are available via all digital distribution portals.

Additionally, Five.Bolt.Main will continue their tour trek (see tour dates below) until they head into the studio. Band drummer Ivan Arnold recently left the group to pursue other interests. A replacement will be named soon for the tour dates.

Five.Bolt.Main Tour Dates:

July 8 Wichita, KS JC’s House of Rock
July 9 Lawrence, KS TBD
July 10 Manhattan, KS KC’s Pub
July 11 St. Louis, MO The Outland Pub
July 13 Fayetteville, AR TBD
July 15 Tyler, TX Clicks
July 16 Dallas, TX TBD
July 17 Waco, TX TBD
July 18 Houston, TX Engine Room
July 19 San Antonio, TX TBD
July 20 Austin, TX TBD
July 21 Baton Rouge, LA Clicks

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Cryptopsy Plan More Northeast US Tour Dates

Montreal’s Cryptopsy are returning to the Northeast once again for a short run of tour dates.

CRYPTOPSY with local support:

07/19 First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA
07/20 Jaxx – Springfield, VA
07/21 The Loft – Poughkeepsie, NY
07/22 Saratoga Winners – Cohose, NY
07/23 BB King’s – New York, NY
07/24 Webster Theatre – Hartford, CT

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Napalm Death Give Studio Update and Video Preview

UK’s godfathers of Grindcore, Napalm Death,have finished recording "Smear Campaign," their highly anticipated follow-up to last year’s The Code Is Red…Long Live The Code. You can check out a streaming video preview of the album here.

Reporting on the Foel Studios recording sessions, vocalist Barney Greenway said, "We just spent a few weeks again in the studio in Wales where we recorded The Code..., which was obviously such a good experience that we decided to return. Whilst we were not trying to compete with Code..., or make the same album again, it has to be said that Smear Campaign sounds twice as immense. We didn’t fuck around getting the songs together but somehow Smear Campaign seems to come across as a more in-depth experience.

“It was very cool that Anneke from The Gathering offered to sing on the album. It’s really funny, because we never would have thought about having guest vocals before the The Code... but every vocalist worked well with the song they contributed to. Anneke´s style is clearly very different to that of, for example, Jello Biafra but what she does totally enhances the experience. It sounds pretty spooky.

“Lyrics: I guess people know about the album title now but to give a brief explanation the general thread is actually a question asking why exactly we need religion to give us a basis on how to run our lives. Can we not be trusted as human beings to make our own decisions? This applies in my eyes to everything from Christianity to Paganism to Satanism. Surely the world would be more peaceful without religious restrictions and all this false morality!”

Some song titles we can already reveal are: “Rabid Wolves (For Christ)”, “In Deference”, “Atheist Runt”, “When All Is Said and Done”, “Sink Fast, Let Go”, “Shattered Existence”, “Fatalist”, and “Call That An Option?” Set for release via Century Media Records, NAPALM DEATH’s Smear Campaign’s European release is slated for September 18 and September 19 in North America. Having completed the new album, NAPALM DEATH will be hitting some European summer festivals delivering a dose of utter violent grindcore intensity on stage!

Napalm Death tour dates:

29.06.2006 Masnou El Mansou (E) @ In The Beach
30.06.2006 Roitzschjora (D) @ With Full Force Festval www.withfullforce.de
01.07.2006 Vigo M Trento (I) @ Metalparty Festival
02.07.2006 Cuneo (I) @ Nuvolari Fest
03.07.2006 Roma (I) @ Forte Prenestino
05.07.2006 Porto Torres (I) @ Campo Sportivo
06.07.2006 Palermo (I) @ Bier Garten
07.07.2006 Cologne-BS (I) @ Grind Your Mother III
12.08.2006 Prague (CZ) @ Brutal Assault Festival
14.08.2006 Szczytno (PL) @ Hunterfestival
26.08.2006 Kavarna (PL) @ Thrash Til Death Festival

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Q&A With The Beast Of Metal: Paul Di'Anno

Paul Di'Anno better known as 'The Beast' was the second vocalist for the now legendary Iron Maiden band from London, England, having spent from 1977 to 1981 with the lineup. The very first singer to actually record with the mighty Maiden, he is featured on the now legendary Soundhouse Tapes EP, as well as the first two albums, Iron Maiden and Killers. Despite the fact that once he separated from the lineup and Maiden, along with Bruce Dickinson, would climb to superstardom across the world, Di'Anno has always remained an intriguing and colorful figure in the heavy music scene, touring with his own solo bands into areas of the globe that no western band has ever ventured. He has now newly released in America an original collection of material entitled 'The Living Dead' on Cleopatra Records and is still igniting the fire on every stage he sets foot upon to this very day. This is a man who does not hide from his much storied past, leaving the clearest of indicators to all that there is still much to come from one of Rock N Roll's all time great lead vocalists. More...

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Misogyny Post New Song Online

You can check out a new track called "Bukkake For Breakfast" by MISOGYNY over at the band's official MySpace page. The song features Uffe Nylin of STABWOUND on vocals.

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Nevermore Records Extended Performance For DVD

Century Media Records has issued the following NEVERMORE update:

Nevermore, Continental Concerts and Century Media Records are proud to announce a special show for the first ever Nevermore DVD.

The gig will take place at the Zeche Club in Bochum, Germany on September 12th, 2006. Seattle’s finest will play a set of about 2 hours, with material spanning their 11-year career. The result will be the main part of their forthcoming home DVD, captured by a 7-camera team, with live recordings handled by producer Andy Sneap, who recorded their latest album, This Godless Endeavor, who will also record true 5.1 Surround sound.

The planned double-DVD set will also feature a full Nevermore documentary, live footage from throughout their career, all the band's promo videos and even more extras.

The release is planned for early 2007.

Please note that only 666 tickets will be available for the DVD recording show. So don't delay, pre-order at www.metaltix.com or www.konticket.de for only 15 Euro + service charge, as this is an event any Nevemore fan will not want to miss!

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Interview With Killing Of Mind's Tony D'Orazio

Formed in 2002, Santa Rosa, California's Killing Of Mind consists of Paul Nieblas on vocals, Niall Mulcahy on drums, Russell Mederios on guitar/vocals and Tony D'Orazio rounds out the talented lineup on bass/backup vocals. They have been playing their local scene hard and steady, making a big splash now on Myspace and generally seem to be moving in the right direction. Citing key influences such as Unearth, 3 inches of blood, Killswitch Engage and Soil Work, Killing Of Mind has a tight grasp on working hard at defining their music right now and really have all the potential in the world to make it far in the music game. I recently got in front of their bass player, Tony D'Orazio to learn more. More...

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Pyrexia Sign To Unique Leader Records

Long running New York based brutal death metallers PYREXIA have signed to Unique Leader Records. For more on the band, check out their official MySpace page.

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Divaricate Post New Song Online

You can check out a new track from DIVARICATE over at the band's official MySpace page.

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Furia Keyboardist Leaves Band

Season Of Mist has issued the following statement:

"FURIA and Season Of Mist are sad to announce that Mehdi Khadouj (keyboards and backing vocals) will leave the band after the last three shows scheduled (see below).

Mehdi wishes to focus exclusively on his band BEYON-D-LUSION, in which he plays guitar. We all wish him good luck for the future, but please note he will stay close to Furia, and will probably appear on stage with the band from time to time.

Mehdi won't be replaced, since Furia's most recent songs are all about power and guitars, and the keyboards will take a smaller part in the band's future."

30 - Montreux (CH) Under The Sky Festival
1 - Talange (57) (FR) Salle Jacques Brel ( with Beyon-D-Lusion and Two Tone Club)
12 - Macon (71) (FR) Cave à Musique (acoustic concert - free entrance)

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Nocturnal Rites' Dowloads Section Of Website Down

NOCTURNAL RITES have posted the following update at their official website:

"Due to a change of server, our downloads section will be down temporarily. As of now we don't know exactly when it will be up again, but please bear in mind that it will be down for a while during the summer.

For the people who visit this site for the first time, we suggest you head on over to our MySpace page after you finish browing here. There you will find samples and pretty much everything else you might need."

Thanks and talk soon.

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Dark Tranquillity Add New Videos To MySpace Page

Swedish death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY have posted the following message at their official website:

"The following clips have been added to our MySpace site: 'Lost To Apathy' - promo video, 'The New Build' - promo video, 'Final Resistance' - live in Seoul, Korea 2005, 'The Wonders At Your Feet' - live in Busan, Korea 2005.

Furthermore, the live photo section has been updated.

Amid the rehearsal sessions for the upcoming album recording, we're also getting ready for the summer's selected festival shows in Sweden and Italy. Martin Brändström (electronics) will be playing with Satan rockers TIAMAT at the HRL festival in Estonia this Friday, so check it out if you're nearby."

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Circle II Circle Delay New Album Another Week

AFM Records has once again pushed back the projected release date of the new CIRCLE II CIRCLE album, "Burden of Truth" — this time to October 13 from the previously announced October 6.

As previously reported, CIRCLE II CIRCLE — who feature in their ranks former SAVATAGE frontman Zachary Stevens — have created a very special record based on the "Holy Blood Holy Grail" and "The Da Vinci Code" theory of a Holy Bloodline extending up to our modern day.

Commented Zak: "This is the record I’ve been trying to make my whole life and now's it's finished. Fuck, what a great feeling it is to finally realize my aspirations after all these years! CIRCLE II CIRCLE/SAVATAGE fans are in for a HUGE treat with this record." More...

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Eighteen Visions Post 'Victim' Video Online

EIGHTEEN VISIONS's video for their track "Victim" has been posted online at the band's official web site. The clip was shot on June 15 in Los Angeles, California with director Scott Duncan, who has previously worked with INXS, among others. The video was filmed at the same location as the basement fight scenes in the "Fight Club" movie. Check out pictures from the shoot at this location.

EIGHTEEN VISIONS just finished a string of barn-burning dates with AVENGED SEVENFOLD and COHEED & CAMBRIA and are now gearing up for the Warped Tour. The band joins the traveling road show on June 30 at the Reliant Center in Houston, Texas. Tour dates can be found at this location. More...

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All Shall Perish Video Teaser Available

Oakland, California-based melodic hardcore death metal band ALL SHALL PERISH has uploaded a 30-second teaser for their upcoming "Eradication" video. Check it out: High-Speed, Low-Speed. The video was shot on a massive sound stage in Ojai, California at the Brooks Institute by the up-and-coming director and skateboarding enthusiast Richie Valdez (THE RED CHORD, ANIMOSITY). The song comes off the group's upcoming album, "The Price of Existence", due on August 8 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band's second album contains 11 new "blistering tracks of extreme metal diversity," according to a press release. Another new song, entitled entitled "Wage Slaves", can be heard at www.myspace.com/allshallperish.

Commenting on "Wage Slaves", the band previously said, "This track is one of the more straight-forward brutal songs on the record and is sort of an ode to old-school PANTERA, but the whole album is packed with all kinds of songs from black metal to thrash to beat-down and even an instrumental! It's truly an epic album."

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Initial Bands, Dates Announce For Taste of Chaos

The Taste of Chaos tour will return in the fall of 2006 and initial details are coming to light. The International Rockstar Taste Of Chaos 2006 tour is the only Worldwide Lifestyle Music Tour. "The event combines great musical artists with lifestyle concourse activities." This year the international tour will be playing in 12 countries. The 2006 International tour has attracted a stellar lineup of Taking Back Sunday, Thursday, Anti-Flag, Underoath, Senses Fail, Alexisonfire, Saosin and many more.

As with last year’s tour the smaller local stage will be reinstated to showcase the talents of local acts in front of thousands of fans.

In 2005 the inaugural international indoor music festival was a runaway success with Taste of Chaos shows in Australia, Japan, UK and Germany attracting in excess of 100,000 fans. In response to the demand we have added 8 additional countries this year.

Devised by Kevin Lyman (Founder of the Vans Warped Tour), John Reese, President of Freeze Artist Management and Darryl Eaton of Creative Artist Agency, Taste Of Chaos was developed to cater to a largely ignored legion of young fans with non-mainstream musical tastes and give fans six hours of varied entertainment for an affordable ticket price. "The demand from fans all over the World has been overwhelming. We are excited to expand to more countries and bring fans a great show." states John Reese

The International Rockstar Taste Of Chaos 2006 will see the continuation of Rockstar Energy Drink’s naming rights association of this year’s United States and Canada Taste Of Chaos tour. The company makes its first foray into International markets with this tour.

The tour will be presented by HURLEY (One of the World’s premier lifestyle apparel makers) while Ernie Ball and PETA will continue their on-going relationship with the event.

Partnerships from 2005 will continue this year with Triple J, Channel [V], and Bombshellzine all committing to the Australian leg of the tour. Also on board, for the first time, are Blunt Magazine and Myspace Australia. In New Zealand Groove Guide and C4 TV will join the fold. Kerrang will be involved in the UK version of the tour. Additional sponsors will be announced soon.

External to the main arena areas, each Rockstar Taste Of Chaos show will feature a selection of kiosks which offer gaming, artist signings, prizes, product participation and displays and promotions ensuring Rockstar Taste Of Chaos becomes an event, not just another concert.

Tickets to Rockstar Taste Of Chaos 2006 go on sale in Australia on Friday 30 June at 9am local time. For more information on specific country on sales and which bands are playing go to: www.rockstartasteofchaos.com

The International Rockstar Taste Of Chaos 2006 Tour Dates are as follows: More...

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Scar Symmetry's "The Illusionist" Premeire On HBB

SCAR SYMMETRY's video for "The Illusionist," a track off their recently released sophomore album, Pitch Black Progress, will debut on MTV2's Headbangers Ball this Saturday, July 1st at 7 p.m. Pacific / 10 p.m. EASTERN.

The episode will be hosted by none other than Vinnie Paul (Rebel Meets Rebel, Damageplan, ex-Pantera).

SCAR SYMMETRY have remained active on radio charts around the country since the album's North American release on May 2nd. Recent rankings include: #7 on FMQB and #11 on CMJ Loud Rock.

You can view the SCAR SYMMETRY e-card here.

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