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Metal News for June 3, 2005

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16 news articles posted on this day.

Sin Origin Finalize Tracklisting of New Album

American Black Metal Underground horde SIN ORIGIN have finalized the track listing for their debut album, "In the Presence of a Dread Magician", due in early June on Cybertzara / Blackmetal.com Records.

65 minutes in duration, "In the Presence of a Dread Magician" will contain the following tracks:

01. Unaccountable Masses (Of Shades and Shadows)
02. In the Presence of a Dread Magician
03. The Devil, with Seven More Evil
04. Plagued
05. Ancient and Unentered Forests
06. Midwinter Sacrifice

*(view cover at http://www.blackmetal.com/sinorigin/ )

SIN ORIGIN recently added a new guitarist to their live lineup. The band are going to be making their first West Coast live appearance at "The Return of Darkness and Evil III" festival. Other groups scheduled to perform at the festival are NECROPHAGIA, ENGORGE, SUMERIA, TERATISM, BREATH OF SORROWS, IBEX THRONE, TYPHUS, TOTES REICH, and WINTERTHRALL.? SIN ORIGIN will also be playing in Dayton on June 10 as part of the "Dwell in Darkness II" festivial.

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Fear Before The March of Flames Video On MTV2

FEAR BEFORE THE MARCH OF FLAMES' new video for the song "Should Have Stayed In The Shallows" from the album, Art Damage will be premiering on Headbanger's Ball on MTV2 this SATURDAY (6/4 - HBB 10pm-12am EST). It was filmed in the same basement as the movie Fight Club.

Fear Before The March of Flames will be on this summer's Sounds of the Underground Tour as well.

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Gorerotted Confirmed To Support Decapitated

Gorerotted are confirmed as special guest for the Decapitated tour beginning September 9 to 29. The tour will take our favourite zombieheads all over Europe. There will be another two support bands added to the line-up.

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Fleshcrawl, Disillusion Play Metallic Noise Fest

Fleshcrawl will be teaming up with label mates Disillusion to play the Metallic Noise Festival in Stuttgart, Germany on September 3. Pungent Stench and Secrets Of The Moon are among the other bands confirmed for the festival.

For more information, click here.

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Headbanger's Ball To Premiere As I Lay Dying Video

MTV2's Headbanger's Ball will premiere the new As I Lay Dying video for "Confined"
from the band's sophomore Metal Blade release "Shadows Are Security" on June 4th (Saturday).

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Nightwish's "Nemo" On UK Charts For Over A Year

Finnish bombast metal masters Nightwish truly made an impact with their latest album "Once." One more proof more than is the longevity of the first single 'Nemo' that is firmly refusing to leave the british Top 40 for more than a year now!

The track currently resides on #15 – with the second single 'Wish I Had An Angel' in tow (#20).

For the complete UK Rock Charts, click here.

On July 25, Nightwish will release 'The Siren' as the third single from "Once" with several bonus tracks. For more info, click here.

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More Hammerfall, Stratovarius Tour Dates Added

A few more dates to the Hammerfall / Stratovarius co-headline tour have been added:

Oct. 26 Helsinki, FIN - Kulttuuritalo
Oct. 28 Tampere, FIN - Pakkahuone
Oct. 29 Turku, FIN - Caribia
Oct. 30 Umea, SWE - Skycom Arena
Nov. 01 Oslo, NOR - Rockefeller
Nov. 02 Stockholm, SWE - Arenan
Nov. 04 Köln, D - Palladium
Nov. 05 Antwerp, B - Hof Ter Lo
Nov. 06 Tilburg, NL - 013
Nov. 07 London, GB - Koko
Nov. 09 Lille, F - Splendid
Nov. 10 Hamburg, D - Docks
Nov. 11 Osnabrück, D - Halle Gartlage
Nov. 13 Paris, F - Elysée Montmartre
Nov. 16 Barcelona, E - Razzmatazz
Nov. 17 Murcia, E - Sala Gamma
Nov. 18 Madrid, E - La Riviera
Nov. 19 Pamplona, E - Pabellon Anaitasuna
Nov. 21 Lyon, F - Transbordeur
Nov. 23 Pratteln, CH - Z7
Nov. 24 Fürth, D - Stadthalle
Nov. 25 Pratteln, CH - Z7
Nov. 26 Kaubeuren, D - All-Karthalle
Nov. 27 Milan, I - Alcatraz
Nov. 29 Ljubljana, SLO - VPK Mediapark
Nov. 30 Wien, A - Planet Music
Dec. 01 Budapest, H - Petöfi Dec.
Dec. 03 Zlin, CZ - Vanue Novesta

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Speed Issues Terror 2000, Soilwork Updates

Soilwork frontman Speed has checked in with the following update:

Hi there!

I'm so sorry i haven't posted anything in a while..
I've been recording the vocals for the new Terror 2000 album. We've had so much fuckin' fun in the studio here in Helsingborg.. we decided to take thrash metal to where it never has been before and have no boundaries of what a thrash metal album should or shouldn't contain.. So, it's all in there folks: This album is gonna be the most hilarious, intense, brainless, aggressive, silly, fast, immature and nervewrecking album you ever heard! An example: a thrash metal blues in 285 bpm called "Bloody blues blaster"... stay tune..

We're flying in to Amsterdam tomorrow and we'll play our first european gig for the new album at the Waldrock-festival, can't wait!
Right now we're also setting up a headlining tour in Europe for this fall.. hopefully we'll manage to cover the world before the year is over..

When we come home from Waldrock i'll get my ass over to the Sweden Rock festival and watch some M'y..

Anyways, we'll see you on stage on the festivals! Metal up your ass!


Terror 2000 is the Swedish thrash metal band featuring Speed (Soilwork), Klas Ideberg (Darkane), Nick Sword (El Mago), Erik Thyselius (Construcdead) and Dan Svensson (Hatelight).

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Motorhead's "Bomber" To Be Released As 2 CD Set

The following message was posted on Motorhead's official website:

Following the success of last year¹s INFERNO album ­ their most highly-acclaimed album in over a decade, ending up in many publications' End Of Year Top 20s ­ MOTORHEAD return to the UK for their THIRTIETH ANNIVERSARY year with a host of unmissable showsŠincluding the return of The Bomber to Hammersmith on June 16th, with a host of special guests on the night! MOTORHEAD also recently received a GRAMMY for Best Metal Performance, beating off young pretenders to the crown such as Slipknot and Cradle of Filth..!

To commemorate the legendary 30th Anniversary show, Sanctuary have consulted with Lemmy to release the legendary 1979 Bomber album in all its glory... plus a few extra tracks!

The 2-CD BOMBER: Deluxe Edition will be released on JUNE 16TH on SANCTUARY RECORDS.

To commemorate MOTORHEAD's 30th year of relentless, ear-splintering shock and awe, Sanctuary release the band¹s explosive 1979 album, Bomber, as a 2-CD deluxe expanded edition.

Standing as a landmark within the speed-metal pantheon, the album is held in high esteem by MOTORHEAD fans and reached number 12 in the charts on its release, while the title track also landed them a Top 40 hit.

MOTORHEAD's accompanying live shows replicated the iconic front cover with the lighting rig constructed in the shape of a WWII Heinkel III bomber which Œflew¹ above the heads of the fans in venues up and down the country.

To celebrate their 30th anniversary, the bomber awaits clearance to take flight once more as MOTORHEAD prepare to take to the stage on June 16th for a one-off 30th anniversary show at Hammersmith Apollo.

This remastered edition of the album includes a second disc of live versions and rare tracks, encapsulating for the first time MOTORHEAD's recordings from this period.

DISC 1: Dead Men Tell No Tales / Lawman / Sweet Revenge / Sharpshooter / Poison / Stone Dead Forever / All The Aces / Step Down / Talking Head / Bomber

DISC 2: Over The Top (B-side) / Stone Dead Forever (alternative version) / Sharpshooter (alternative version) / Bomber (alternative version) / Step Down (alternative version) / Leaving Here (live ­ Golden Years EP) / Stone Dead Forever (live ­ Golden Years EP) / Dead Men Tell No Tales (live ­ Golden Years EP) / Too Late Too Late (live ­ Golden Years EP) / Step Down (live)

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Sounds Of The Underground Tour: 3 Week Countdown

The countdown is on. Three weeks from now the North American Continent will be hit with a five week musical storm - The Sounds Of The Underground Tour launching June 25th in Lowell, Mass.!

Lead singer D. Randall Blythe proclaims: "Lamb Of God are very pleased to be included as the headliner for the Sounds Of The Underground tour. The tour has a very diverse line up, including many of our old friends, and showcases established acts as well as many excellent up and coming bands to watch for. Corporate politics had no part in the formation of this tour - this one's for the bands and the fans, not some executive's paycheck. The party is coming your way this summer - show up with your dancing shoes and help us bring the ruckus!"

This history making tour features 26 shows in 31 days; bringing 22 of todays heaviest and most hard core underground musical performers to the forefront. This fan friendly event is keeping ticket prices very low, under $30.00 per ticket in most markets. The tour delivers Lamb Of God, Opeth, Gwar, Clutch, Poison The Well, Every Time I Die, Chimaira, A Life Once Lost, Throwdown, Unearth, Norma Jean, DevilDriver, From Autumn To Ashes, Madball, High On Fire, Strapping Young Lad, All That Remains, Terror, The Red Chord, Nora and Fear Before The March Of Flames to arenas all summer long.

Even more for the fans: SotU special Tour Program insert will be in every issue of Revolver magazine on the newsstands in June; with additional limited edition copies of this tour program on heavy stock paper to be distributed at each show.

Also available now and all summer long at Hot Topic is the exclusive DVD/CD Box Set specially priced at $9.99; featuring videos and songs from every band on the tour as well as other favorites from the labels who bring you the SotU tour and also contains a trailer of Lamb Of God's new "Killadelphia" DVD (June 21 Epic Records).

Tickets are still available thru the website where surcharges on tickets are much cheaper, also the website lists many surcharge free box office available locally.

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Second Annual Aggressive Metal Fest Details

The 2nd Annual Aggressive Music Festival will take place July 16 in Glen Falls NY at the Glen Falls Civic Center (doors open at 3pm). This is just one day after the opening Ozzfest show in Mansfield, MA, and an off-date for Ozzfest, so there are a lot of good Ozzfest bands playing. Bands so far include:

Killswitch Engage
Shadow's Fall
In Flames
As I Lay Dying
A Dozen Furies

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Cerberus Post Two New Tracks Online

Los Angeles thrashers CERBERUS have posted 2 tracks from their upcoming album "The Cage of Existence" on their MySpace page. You can check out "Futile Ambition" and "From Within" at myspace.com/cerberus. The album is scheduled for release on June 24th through Hell and Death Records. They are embarking on a west coast tour shortly after the release to promote the album.

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Bullet For My Valentine To Headline UK Dates

Bullet For My Valentine, who have recently signed to Trustkill Records, are to headline the following UK shows:

October 18 - Cardiff Coal Exchange
October 19 - Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
October 20 - London Astoria
October 22 - Glasgow Garage
October 24 - Manchester Academy II
October 25 - Nottingham Rock City

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Blood Has Been Shed Plan UK Tour Dates

Blood Has Been Shed, who feature the Killswitch Engage pair of Howard Jones (vocals) and Justin Foley (drums), have confirmed three UK shows for later in the year:

September 28 - Birmingham Academy II
September 29 - Manchester Academy III
September 30 - London Mean Fiddler

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Paradise Lost Sign Licensing Deal w/ Century Media

PARADISE LOST have signed a licensing deal with Century Media Records to release the group's new self-titled album in all territories except for continental Europe and Japan, where the CD is still licensed to G.U.N./Sony BMG.

The tentative U.K. release date is still set to be August. More information will be made available soon.

PARADISE LOST's new self-titled album — named in celebration of the group's 10th studio album since their full-length debut, "Lost Paradise", was released in 1990 — was recorded primarily at Chapel Studios in Lincolnshire, England under the guidance of producer Rhys Fulber (FEAR FACTORY, FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY). The follow-up to 2002's "Symbol of Life" is the group's first CD to feature drummer Jeff Singer (ex-BLAZE).

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Darkest Hour Confirmed For Gator's Aftermath

DARKEST HOUR and TURMOIL are among the bands that have been confirmed for Gator's Aftermath, a one-day festival set to take place Friday, July 1 at Ziggy's in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:


Tickets are $15 in advance (etix.com) or $20 the day of the show (with the purchase of a Sounds of the Underground ticket and $25 the day of without a Sounds of the Underground ticket).

For those who are out of town and attend the Sounds of the Underground, the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds are allowing camping overnight. So you can go rock the hell out at Sounds of the Underground, get a good night's sleep, and go directly across the street to Ziggy's the next day. There will be water connections for RVs and bathrooms with showers.

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