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Metal News for June 30, 2003

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8 news articles posted on this day.


Daily Reviews

Metal Reviews has 13 new reviews this week:

  • Anomy - Disquietude
  • Bal-Sagoth - Battle Magic
  • Black 'n Blue - One Night Only-Live
  • Brainstorm - Soul Tempation
  • Edguy - Burning Down The Opera - Live
  • Jacopo Galli - Timedrops
  • Kalmah - Swampsong
  • Nightrage - Sweet Vengeance
  • Paganizer - Murder Death Kill
  • Rising Faith - The Arrival
  • Royal Hunt - Eyewitness
  • Slipknot - Iowa
  • Summer Dying - One Last Taste of Temptation

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Old Danzig Guitarist Returns

Danzig are to bring back former guitarist Todd Youth – for one show only. He’ll temporarily replace Tommy Victor for a date at the Bilbao Accion Rock Festival on July 4; Victor has prior commitments with Prong. Once Victor is back in the fold, Danzig are to start work on their next studio album.

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Sepultura Cancel Wolverton Gig

Sepultura have been forced to cancel their date at Wolverhampton Civic Hall on July 16. This is because of logistical problems arising out of the band’s commitment to headline a festival in Portugal on July 18.

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Bobaflex Confirmed For Woodshock

Bobaflex has been confirmed to co-headline this year's Woodshock 2003 festival alongside 40 Below Summer and Slaves On Dope. Woodshock is Ohio's largest annual independent rock festival regularly pulling crowds in excess of 12,000 and this is it's 7th year running. It will be held at Zane Shawnee Caverns in Bellefontaine, OH on August 8th and 9th.

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Daily Interviews

Hellride Music have a few new interviews (and a bunch of reviews. Here are the interviews:

  • ICHABOD: A heady mix of East Coast crushing aggression and dark ambiance that could only come from Boston. Gutiarist Dave Iverson speaks.
  • LIFE BEYOND: The perfect mix of vintage hard rock, D.C. doom and soul. Hellride interviews Danny Kenyon and Louis Strachan.
  • BUFFALO: T Rex-sized riffs from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Ex-Natas bassist Claudio Filadoro strikes out on his own.
  • CHURCH OF MISERY: Hellride roving reporter Dan Hodgson talks to CoM and Sonic Flower bassist Tatsu Mikami about the new album, the search for a vocalist and much more.

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Darkseed Part with Vocalist, Announce Replacement

Germany's Darkseed have parted ways with vocalist Stefan Hertrich and have replaced him with Christoph Puhr-Westerheide (Mislead). Stefan's official statement regarding his departure reads as follows:

"Hi all! Many people have demanded a clear statement explaining why I left the band Darkseed, the band I formed 11 years ago. The band originally comes from Munich, but I moved 300 km away because I found a good job in the computer gaming industry. I would still have been able to record more Darkseed CDs, but the rest of the band wanted to play live, a thing I cannot do because it simply requires too much time to rehearse the songs and play concerts. So I proposed that they should look for a new vocalist after 'Astral Adventures' is released so that concerts can be played again and Darkseed will get more publicity than they have in recent years."

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Severe Torture Add Second Guitarist

Dutch death metal outfit Severe Torture have acquired a second guitarist: Blo.Torch axeman Marvin Vriesde. "We met him during the Cannibal Corpse tour last year were he played (guest) guitar for Dew-Scented," the band write on their official web site. "Currently we are writing stuff for the upcoming album based on 2 guitars and it sounds killer!! Maybe he will appear at some of the shows of the upcoming tour but more about that later."

Severe Torture are set to embark on a European tour with Hate Eternal, Dying Fetus and Deeds of Flesh beginning in September.

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Suffocation to do Mini Tour in August

Legendary New York death metallers Suffocation will do a limited run of dates in August. Although nothing has yet been confirmed, Deeds of Flesh are strongly rumored to have landed the support slot for the tour. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon.

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