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Metal News for June 30, 2004

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12 news articles posted on this day.

Cataract Completes 'With Triumph Comes Loss'

Work on Cataract's new full-length has been totally completed, including the final mix and artwork (there will be different versions in North America and Europe). Entitled "With Triumph Comes Loss," the record was recorded by Tue Madsen in Denmark and is tentatively set for a September 6th release through Metal Blade Records.

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Killswitch Engage To Shoot New Video

Killswitch Engage will be filming their second video for their latest album in early-July. The video will be for the track "The End Of Heartache" and should be ready for public consumption in August.

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Into The Moat Drop Off Summer Tour

After scrambling for the past two weeks to book their summer tour, which was left in shambles by their booking agency, Into The Moat has been forced to completely drop off the tour, which also features Psyopus and is scheduled to run from July 2nd until early-August. Into The Moat's slot will reportedly be filled by Ed Gein.

Into The Moat will now focus on writing and recording their Metal Blade Records debut, which should be out in January. The group expects to tour heavily in support of the release.

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100 Demons To Shoot Video

100 Demons will be shooting a video with director Dale Resteghini (Hatebreed) on July 8th. Filming will take place in Waterbury, CT in the vicinity of the Philthy Ox Tavern and Brass City Tattoo. Meanwhile, following their upcoming tour with Full Blown Chaos and Through The Discipline, 100 Demons will be touring Europe in September and October.

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Face Down Returns

After five years of silence, Swedish metal band Face Down have returned, now signed to Black Lodge Records. Original band founder and bassist Joakim (Harju) Hedestedt left his band Construcdead to reform Face Down with Marco Aro on vocals (freshly departed from The Haunted), Joacim Carlsson (from grindcore merchants General Surgery) on guitar, and Erik Thyselius (Construcdead, Terror 2000) on drums. You can expect an album to be released some time in 2005.

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FC Five US Summer Tour

FC FiVE have USA tour in this summer. The tour will go from July 21 to August 2nd.

7/21,Albany,NY/Thirty Church/w.STRETCH ARMSTRONG,THE HOPE CONSPIRACY,ONLY CRIME
7/22,Augusta,ME/The Edge/w.STRETCH ARMSTRONG,THE HOPE CONSPIRACY,ONLY CRIME
7/23,Wallingford,CT/Kinghts of Colombus/w.STRETCH ARMSTRONG,THE HOPE CONSPIRACY,ONLY CRIME,BANE
7/25,College Park MD/w.STRETCH ARMSTRONG,THE HOPE CONSPIRACY,ONLY CRIME,BANE
7/30Wilkes Barre/PA/cafe metro/w.BANE,ONLYCRIME
7/31 Worcester/MA/the Palladium/w.BANE,ONLYCRIME,SILENTDRIVE

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See Video For 'Enter Sandman' With Joey Jordison

A live video of METALLICA members James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo performing the track "Enter Sandman" with SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison at the Download festival in England on June 6 has been posted online at the following locations: Server#1, Server#2 (62 MB).

As previously reported, METALLICA's regular drummer, Lars Ulrich, was taken to hospital with an undisclosed illness just hours before METALLICA were due to headline the festival. Rather than pull the show and risk a revolt from fans, METALLICA called upon SLIPKNOT and SLAYER drummers, Jordison and Dave Lombardo (respectively), alongside Ulrich's long-standing drum tech Flemming Larsen, to rescue the gig. Jordison played in his SLIPKNOT mask.

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Korn Also Cover Public Enemy's 'Fight The Power'

As previously reported, Korn has covered Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall" for their forthcoming best-of set, due this fall. They will also include a cover of Public Enemy's "Fight the Power", however. The Pink Floyd classic was produced collectively by Korn, while "Fight the Power" was helmed by singer Jonathan Davis and Lil Jon, who called their crossbreed "crunk rock".

Four dates, including the first day of the massive four-day Roskilde Festival in Denmark, remain on Korn's itinerary before they join Linkin Park and Snoop Dogg on the Projekt Revolution tour, beginning July 23. In the few weeks before the tour commences, Korn plan to shoot a video for whichever cover is designated to be the first single from the greatest-hits album.

Read the full article at MTV.com.

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cKy Part Ways With Bass Player

cKy have parted ways with their bass player Vern Zaborowski, here is the official word:

"Due to personal and professional reasons, CKY touring bassist Vern Zaborowski has been let go from the band. The founding members and creative element of CKY, Chad I Ginsburg, Jess Margera and Deron Miller, remains 100% intact. Chad I Ginsburg (who once played bass in CKY in 1999) went back to playing bass for 3 CKY shows this past weekend. In lieu of this event, the band will be canceling all remaining summer tour dates. CKY will continue working on the follow up to their last release "Infiltrate.Destroy.Rebuild". The band will soon embark on a worldwide hunt for a permanent bass player and details will follow shortly."

In somewhat related news, a re-release of Foreign Objects' (a pre-cKy band featuring Deron and Jess) album is set to happen in late October, it will be available from transitionstore.com.

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See Atreyu's Video For 'Right Side Of The Bed'

Atreyu's video for their current single "Right Side Of The Bed" can be found online at Rollingstone.com.

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Hear New Lamb Of God Song, 'Laid To Rest', Online

A pre-production demo version of a new track from Lamb Of God's forthcoming new album "Ashes Of The Wake has surfaced online, you can hear 'Laid To Rest' here (Windows Media format). Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler recently commented on how the effort was sounding, here's what he had to say:

"The tracking sessions have been very intense and the vibe in the studio is exciting to say the least. My drum tracks were done in Jersey in May and Randy is done as of today. It's been a giant sonic puzzle and as Willie, Mark, John and Randy have layered onto the basic drum mix - you can feel the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. It's like feeling the ground as a train approaches, you can tell how massive it is - and its coming fast. It's surreal at times - I think everyone involved knows we have a monster on our hands".

"Ashes Of The Wake" is set to arrive in stores on August 31st through Epic Records.

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In Flames To Tour Australia With Chimaira

Sweden's IN FLAMES have confirmed that they will be embarking on a short Australian tour with CHIMAIRA beginning in mid-September. The confirmed dates and venues are as follows:

Sep. 17 – Heaven - Adelaide, AUS (all ages)
Sep. 18 - Hi-Fi Bar - Melbourne, AUS (18+)
Sep. 19 - Hi-Fi Bar - Melbourne, AUS (matinee, under 18)
Sep. 21 - Manning Bar – Sydney, AUS (all ages)
Sep. 22 - Manning Bar - Sydney, AUS (18+)

In other IN FLAMES-related news, the Metal Hammer Golden Gods award show goes out on British national TV (ITV) at 1:10 a.m. in the morning on Saturday, July 3.

IN FLAMES won the Golden God award for "Best Underground Act" at the ceremony, which took place in early June at the Ocean in Hackney, London. The TV program will also feature footage from IN FLAMES' "The Quiet Place" video clip, award acceptance speech from singer Anders Fridén and guitarist Björn Gelotte, and interviews. A repeat of the Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards show will be available on the ITV2 channel.

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