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Metal News for June 30, 2007

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21 news articles posted on this day.

More Gorgoroth Updates and Tour Dates

Gorgoroth is currently looking to collect archival images of the band to be used in an upcoming project. Fans, journalists and photographers who have rare, personal or live photographs or other images of Gorgoroth from the '90s are requested to share these images with the band. Copies are OK, you do not have to share your originals. Anyone who has such images and would like to submit them can send a message to gorgorothofficial@gmail.com. Contributing collectors will be much appreciated and credited appropriately.

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Symphony X Management Clears Up DVD Misinformation

SYMPHONY X webmaster Jax has posted this message on the band's MySpace page:

"First, a statement from the band's management regarding the bonus DVD:

'World Management would like to clear up any misinformation about the attached 'free Bonus DVD' that is shrink wrapped to the new SYMPHONY X CD 'Paradise Lost'. The Free Fan Bonus DVD attached is and was always intended to be an extra fan bonus for a small limited run of digis. It was shrink wrapped onto the actual disc and is a bonus home video style collection of a few shows from the band's archives. Please enjoy these clips for their intent.

A lot of intense effort has gone into the writing, recording and packaging of this new CD and we are all very happy with the result. It is after all, about the new music. For all the DVD fans, the band will make a professional DVD sometime in the future and rest assured we will spend lots of creative energy when the time comes for that. In the meantime enjoy Paradise Lost and we shall see you all hopefully out on tour in 2007/2008. Thanks for your support.'

Basically this DVD was never meant to be any big professionally done thing; it was intended to be a free extra goodie comprised of home video type material meant for a limited run through a small number of vendors (if it WERE meant to be something big, they'd have done far more than just stuff it in with the CD). The band is not pleased that it appeared to be portrayed as more than it really was, and that they have fans who feel that they were ripped off as a result; they sincerely hope that you all know that that was never their intent.

Next, the current list of European tour dates for the SYMPHONY X/DREAM THEATER tour (more dates yet to be announced):

Sept. 26 - Helsinki, Finland - Ice Hall
Sept. 28 - Stockholm, Sweden - Hovet
Sept. 29 - Oslo, Norway - Spectrum
Oct. 1 - Hannover, Germany - Capitol
Oct. 2 - Warsaw, Poland - Torwar
Oct. 4 - Antwerp, Belgium - Lotto Arena
Oct. 5 - Paris, France - Zenith
Oct. 11 - Glasgow, Scotland - Academy
Oct. 12 - Manchester, England - Apollo
Oct. 13 - London, England - Wembley Arena
Oct. 21 - Munich, Germany - Tonhalle
Oct. 22 - Erlangen (Nurnberg), Germany - Stadthalle
Oct. 23 - Stuttgart, Germany - Masse Congresscentrum B
Oct. 29 - October Bologna, Italy - Land Rover Arena
Oct. 30 - Padova, Italy - Palasport
Oct. 31 - Winterthur, Switzerland - Eulachhalle
Nov. 9 - 2007 Newport, Wales - Newport Centre
Nov. 10 - Wolverhampton, England - Civic Hall
Nov. 11 - Blackburn, England - King George's Hall

And lastly, sales figures. I'm thrilled to share that 'Paradise Lost' has held in the top 40 on Amazon all week (they went from #72 on Monday, to a high of #30 on release day, and have since remained in the mid #30s and holding strong), and are #3 on CD Universe. Thanks to all of you for your support in buying the CD! I can't wait to see what the SoundScan stats are for the week..keep spreading the word, we have all week to rack up sales for this week's SoundScan numbers; hopefully we'll see our guys make their first appearance on the Billboard Top 100!"

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Light This City Issue Tour Update

Bay Area thrashers LIGHT THIS CITY are currently on the road, headlining the Thrash and Burn Tour, alongside labelmates THE FUNERAL PYRE. The bands has offered this update from the road: "The Thrash and Burn Tour 07 is going amazing! The first week was definitely awesome, and beyond our expectations. The first five shows were with Cerberus and Antagonist, who killed it each night. Highlights include Redwood City, Fresno, and The Chain Reaction! Thanks to everyone who have come out to the shows so far. Besides the horrible, horrible heat in the desert, we couldn't be having a better time. We are now with The Funeral Pyre and Antagonist for the rest of the tour. This tour has been so awesome because everyone on the tour are pretty much best friends. We have known these bands for a long time and toured with them before, so we are one big heavy metal family. We have three new awesome merch designs on this tour, so if you are planning on coming to any of the shows, prepare to see some awesome new shirts and hoodies. This is our first tour headlining, so we sincerely appreciate everyone who has come out to the shows thus far. See you on the rest of the dates!"

The band continues to support its latest effort, 'Facing The Thousand,' which saw a fall 2006 release through Prosthetic Records. The band recently shot a video for the track "The Unwelcome Savior" with director Soren (Unearth), which can be seen here.

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Iced Earth Vocalist Talks About Re-Recorded Songs

Marko Syrjälä and Arto Lehtinen from Metal-Rules.com recently conducted an interview with ICED EARTH/BEYOND FEAR vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens.. Here are some extracts from the conversation:

Metal-Rules.com: You just released your new EP "Overture Of The Wicked"; it came out last week or something, with the exception of brand new track, what was the reason you decided to re-record a couple of old songs for it?

Tim Owens: "Because it's what the story is about, the next two records are about. So Jon (Schaffer) wanted to just re-release that, put that out there so that people kind of start getting familiar with it again. I mean, he wouldn't have done anything else, it just fit what we were doing and since the album was coming out, he thought while we're here let's do the 'Something Wicked' trilogy, re-record it. Start the story off again; familiarize people before a couple of times."

Metal-Rules.com: When will the actual tour start?

Tim Owens: "We're probably looking at starting in October or something I would probably think? Because we do have the HEAVEN AND HELL tour we're doing in the UK with HEAVEN AND HELL, so we'll probably go out before that and do a headlining tour. Once you get close to the album coming out, we'll probably start then and work it hard. We're going to try, I mean, hopefully his back will be good. Obviously this time we're going to start in Europe and not start in America."

Metal-Rules.com: Well, after finishing your European tour, you're probably going back to the States, do some tours there. What kind of following do you have in the States, because as far as I know that classic albums/classic Metal is not that big thing there at the moment?

Tim Owens: "Well, we did rather well. We sold out places, House Of Blues and theaters that we would play here as well here. We did well, and we had a good package on it, we had CHILDREN OF BODOM and EVERGREY, so it was a nice package. So really, it's obviously not the same over there. One thing they don't have is the festivals, which are the thing. I mean I guess they do have big festivals that tour; they have Ozzfest that tour and it will probably have 10 to 15 thousand people every night."

Metal-Rules.com: Some old school fans of ICED EARTH still keep on asking why Matt (Barlow) isn't in the band, is Tim as good as him and 'blah blah blaa'?

Tim Owens: "Well you'll always get it. I mean there are still fans that liked the singer before Matt. I actually still hear that. That's how it is, Matt was a good singer, and a good guy and people should do that. I think people should always want Matt, but they have to still look to the future, and open their ears up and listen, come to the concert and listen. But you're always going to get it..."

Metal-Rules.com: Did you manage to put your own input to the songwriting process of the new songs, because the last time, you basically came in and did the vocals for the previous album?!

Tim Owens: "It was hard with this one as well, because this is Jon's story, it's in his head, so it's hard to come in, you know and... the advantage to this record is that there wasn't somebody singing on it before me, so it was wider open for Jon's ideas, to write material that he knew could even branch out something a little bit different. But it's a story, that's the great thing about it; I said that the whole time. It's a pretty complicated story, so it's hard to write melodies for something you don't write by yourself... It's complicated for Jon to talk about, so you can imagine."

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Megadeth To Hold Party For Spanish Fans

This message has been posted on MEGADETH's official website:

"Fans in Madrid, Spain will gather together this Saturday night, July 7, at the Paranoid Rock Bar, in Alcala de Henares, to have a special evening dedicated to MEGADETH. It will start at approximately midnight, and there will be giveaways (CDs, DVDs, T-Shirts...) and of course MEGADETH music all night long. Any Spanish fans in the area be sure to attend!"

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October File Posts Remix Of "Friendly Fire" Online

OCTOBER FILE have posted the Martin Atkins remix of "Friendly Fire" online at the band's MySpace page. October File has only one confirmed concert this summer, which is the following:

August 17 - (UK) The Furnace, Swindon

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Director of Gorgoroth's "Satanic Concert" Fined

According to Polish media Tomasz Dziubi?ski, the owner of the production company Metal Mind Production, has been fined for organizing Gorgoroth's controversial live performance in Krakow 2004. The text below is an English translation of a receent news article from Gazeta.pl (Polish):

"Tomasz Dziubi?ski will have to pay a 10,000 ZLOTY [2,500 EURO] fine for organising a concert where infringement of religious feelings took place. During the gig of the Norwegian band Gorgoroth naked people were hanging on crosses; satanic symbols, the remains of animals as well as fake blood were used in stage design.

"The local court of Kraków-Podgórze fined Tomasz Dziubi?ski with 10,000 ZLOTY [2,500] EURO for infringing the religious feelings. The accused will also have to cover the legal expenses of 2,000 ZLOTY [500 EURO]. The court also adjudicated forfeiture of the concert tapes. They will be put in the audiovisual archive of the Jagiellonian Library. [...]

"The charges named three cameramen as offended by the band's stage design. During the investigation the prosecutors acquired the band's statement, where they claimed to be unaware of the fact that their actions may infringe the religious feelings of Polish people.

"According to an expert analysys, prepared by a theologist from Pope's Theologic Academy, the concert's stage design violated the religious feelings of Christians. The symbol of the cross, which was used there with naked bodies on it is an object of particular worship for Christians, and its combination with satanic emblems is obviously offensive for catholics.

"During the investigation the accused denied his guilt, stating that he received the final project of the stage design from the band and he had no possibility to alter it. That was also his explanation in the court. [...]"

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Destruction Added To Devils Revenge Festival

DESTRUCTION and GOREFEST are among the confirmed bands for the Devil's Revenge Festival, set to take place December 29, 2007 in Lichtenfels, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

DESTRUCTION
GOREFEST
EVOCATION
DEMONICAL
IMPERIOUS REX
DEATHRONATION

DESTRUCTION's "Thrash Anthems" album, a collection of reworked/re-recorded versions of the band's classic tracks, was released in January via AFM Records. The CD was recorded at House of Music Studio in Germany) and Little Creek Studio in Switzerland with almost the same team that worked on the group's "Inventor of Evil" CD: DESTRUCTION's live sound engineers Gerd Krenz, Franky Winkelmann and GURD/POLTERGEIST mastermind VO Pulver. The tracks were mixed by one of the best metal producers in Europe — Jacob Hansen, the Danish producer and INVOCATOR singer and guitarist.

GOREFEST's new album, "Rise to Ruin", has had its U.S. release date pushed back to September 25 from the previously announced August 28. According to a posting on the reactivated Dutch metallers' web site, the delay is due to the fact that Candlelight Records USA has taked over distribution of the CD from Nuclear Blast America.

A brand new GOREFEST track, entitled "Revolt", has been posted on the band's MySpace page. The song comes off "Rise to Ruin", which will be released in Europe on August 3 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was mixed by Danish producer Tue Madsen at his Antfarm studios in Århus, Denmark. "He managed to make everything sound even heavier than we'd imagined," guitarist Frank Harthoorn previously said.

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Dave Mustaine And Lemmy Interviewed For Spanish TV

MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine and MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister were interviewed for the Spanish TV program "Caiga Quien Caiga" (CQC) during this year's Monsters Of Rock festival, which took place June 22-23, 2007 in Zaragoza, Spain. Watch the seven-minute report at YouTube (Note: Mustaine's interview begins around the 3:20 mark and Lemmy's around 5:20)

In addition to MEGADETH and MOTÖRHEAD, this year's Monsters Of Rock festival included performances by OZZY OSBOURNE, CHILDREN OF BODOM, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, SLAYER, DREAM THEATER and BLIND GUARDIAN, among others. More...

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Velvet Revolver To Do Special Hollywood Show

VELVET REVOLVER has confirmed that it will celebrate the release of the group's new album, "Libertad", by playing a special intimate club show at Whisky A Go Go on Thursday, July 5.

There are only a few ways you can get tickets in advance:

* With purchase of the "Libertad" CD at Virgin Megastore. Be one of the first people to buy the new CD from VELVET REVOLVER, "Libertad", coming out Tuesday, July 3 and get one ticket to see them perform at the Whisky. CD goes on sale at midnight on Monday, July 2 — limit is two CDs / two tickets per person. Tickets will be available while supplies last at ONLY these two Virgin Megastore locations:

01) Virgin Megastore on Sunset in West Hollywood, 8000 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
02) Virgin Megastore Hollywood & Highland, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA

* Through an online contest at the official VELVET REVOLVER web site.

* Listening to KROQ for on-air giveaways.

There will be a very few tickets available at The Whiskey box office night of the show as well.

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Glassjaw Confirmed For Saints And Sinners

GLASSJAW has been confirmed as one of the headliners of this year's Saints & Sinners Festival, set to take place November 3-4 at Asbury Park, New Jersey's Convention Hall. More bands will be announced soon. Two-day passes (limited quantity) cost $59.00. Single-day tickets are available for $32.00.

For more information, visit www.saintsandsinnersfest.com.

In a recent interview with Syracuse's The Daily Orange, GLASSJAW frontman Daryl Palumbo was asked why he decided to bring the band back from hiatus. "GLASSJAW never really went on hiatus," he replied. "I just wasn't doing that band as much. We played shows and wrote material, but it just happened that I was doing HEAD AUTOMATICA a lot. I'm just doing more with GLASSJAW than I have for a while. It's not a conscious decision for me to do one band at a time, it just kind of happens, you know?"

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King Refuses To Watch "Fragile Old Men" Metallica

A six-minute video interview with SLAYER guitarist Kerry King and drummer Dave Lombardo, conducted by Norway's NRK P3TV on the eve of the band's appearance at Hovefestivalen (a brand new five-day festival being held June 25-29 on the island of Tromøy, just outside the city of Arendal in Norway), has been posted at http://www21.nrk.no/p3tv/?bcpid=909858640&bclid=1028788533&bctid=979466591 . A few excerpts follow:

On black metal:

Kerry: "Black metal doesn't do anything for me."

Dave: "Me either. I watched it last night on TV and it was very disappointing."

Kerry: "I think they're [black metal bands] all very similar too."

Dave: "They do. They do. They went from another band to another band, and it sounded almost like the same band."

On SLAYER's musical legacy:

Kerry: "I don't think there's ever been a time when somebody could have said, 'SLAYER really missed with this record. I'm not gonna go see them.' And I think that earns your longevity, that earns you… keeps you relevant, and the fans just admire that."

On perfoming live:

Kerry: "The lights go out, you hear the intro going… Game on."

Dave: "We're gonna pummel them — we're just gonna destroy them. And that's my mentality up there. And when the crowd doesn't respond, I tell my drum tech, 'They're a bunch of ungrateful bastards. They don't appreciate the energy that we're giving them."

Kerry: "When I walk to the stage, there is no 'fail.' Doesn't exist."

Dave: "When I play drums, there is no 'fail.'"

On METALLICA:

Kerry: "I used to admire METALLICA and I don't wanna see them going to fucking therapy. I mean, that's fucking… keep it in the band, man."

Dave: "Yeah, that's personal stuff. There's stuff that you shouldn't be laundering."

Kerry: "I won't watch that movie ['Metallica: Some Kind of Monster'], because I don't want to think of them like that. I wanna think of fucking 'Battery' and 'Damage Inc.' and 'Ride the Lightning'. I don't wanna see these fragile fucking old men that can't have a cocktail anymore because they're afraid of what they'll become. Fuck that!"

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Metallica Perform New Song In Spain

Metallica premiered a brand new track, tentatively dubbed "The Other New Song", during their appearance Friday night (June 29) at the Bilbao BBK Live festival in in Bilbao, Spain. The group also performed its 1986 LP "Master of Puppets" in its entirety, just as they did at almost every show on their summer 2006 tour. The band's setlist was as follows:

01. Creeping Death
02. For Whom The Bell Tolls
03. The Four Horsemen
04. The Memory Remains
05. The Unforgiven
06. Battery
07. Master of Puppets
08. The Thing That Should Not Be
09. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
10. Disposable Heroes
11. Leper Messiah
12. Orion
13. Damage, Inc.
- - - -
14. Sad But True
15. Nothing Else Matters
16. One
17. Enter Sandman
- - - -
18. [The Other New Song]
19. Seek and Destroy

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In Flames Launch Studio Blog

Swedish metallers IN FLAMES have launched a blog via their official web site where they will post regular updates on the recording process for their next album, pictures from the studio and various live shows. Check it out at the official In Flames website.

IN FLAMES is currently in its studio doing pre-production/demos for the band's upcoming album, to be recorded later this year. The group has been working on new material since early May. The current sessions are taking place at IF Studio in Gothenburg, the same studio IN FLAMES used last time they did pre-production.

IN FLAMES was honored with the Swedish "Grammis" award in the "Best Hard Rock" category during a ceremony that was held on January 30 at Hovet in Stockholm. A total of five bands were nominated for their most recent releases, all of which came out during 2006. A video clip of IN FLAMES performing the song "Come Clarity" on the Swedish music awards show "Rockbjörnen" on January 11 in Stockholm, Sweden has been posted online at YouTube.com. The band's lineup for the performance included guitarists Björn Gelotte and Jesper Strömblad, who were both absent from the group's most recent U.S. tour.

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Woman Admits To Stalking Linkin Park Singer

The Associated Press reports that a former national laboratory worker has admitted that she used government computers to access the e-mail account of LINKIN PARK lead singer Chester Bennington and hacked into a cell phone company's Web site to obtain his phone number.

Devon Townsend, 28, appeared Friday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Scott and pleaded guilty to charges including stalking and unlawful access to stored communications.

Townsend faces up to five years in prison and fines up to $250,000 for each count. A sentencing date has not been scheduled. Townsend's lawyer, Ray Twohig, did not return messages Friday.

Townsend, who worked in Sandia National Laboratories' technology and manufacturing group, used lab computers to access private information about Bennington and his wife, Talinda, from January 2006 to November 2006.

According to a plea agreement filed Friday, Townsend said she was able to access family photos, information about a new home bought by the Benningtons, the couple's travel plans, and correspondence between Warner Bros. Records and LINKIN PARK's business attorney — including a copy of a check made to Bennington from the record company and a copy of the band's recording contract.

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Flyleaf Post New Video Online

FLYLEAF's video for "All Around Me" — the third single off the band's self-titled CD — has been posted online at ifilm. Directed by Paul Fedor (DEFTONES, SEETHER, EVANESCENCE) and produced by Laura Morris, the clip captivates the audience quickly with the opening shot of singer Lacey Mosley in black in a white room with the band and instruments decked out in a bright white as well.

FLYLEAF will take part in this summer's Family Values Tour, co-headlined by KORN and EVANESCENCE. The 30-city tour will begin on July 20 in Missouri, ending in early September in California. The lineup also includes HELLYEAH, ATREYU, TRIVIUM, NEUROSONIC, DROID, INVITRO and TWIN METHOD.

FLYLEAF's debut album has sold more than half a million copies in the United States since coming out in the fall of 2005, according to Nielsen SoundScan. More...

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Immortal Doing Well Since Regrouping

A two-and-a-half-minute video clip of IMMORTAL frontman breathing fire on stage during the band's appearance at the Tuska festival Friday night (June 29) in Helsinki, Finland has been posted at YouTube. The group's setlist was as follows:

01. The Sun No Longer Rises
02. Withstand The Fall Of Time
03. Sons Of Northern Darkness
04. Tyrants
05. One By One
06. Wrath From Above
07. Unholy Forces Of Evil
08. Unsilent Storms
09. At The Heart Of Winter
10. Battles In The North

IMMORTAL's July 13, 2007 concert at the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill was officially sold out (1,014 tickets sold) as of a week and a half ago. Less than 200 tickets are still available for the July 15, 2007 show at the Avalon in Los Angeles, California via Ticketmaster and EnterTheVault.com.

After 13 successful years as one of the pioneers of black metal, IMMORTAL disbanded in 2003 with a legacy of seven full-length albums, including the 2002 milestone, "Sons of Northern Darkness". Following a long hiatus, the band decided to enter the live battlefield again.

"I needed a break," Abbath explained. "I think we all did! We were simply burnt out, and there was no point in continuing. We had a Norwegian tour booked, and had performed at some great festivals both in the U.S. and Europe, but it just didn't feel right any longer."

In the meantime, drummer Horgh toured with Sweden's death metal masters HYPOCRISY and released the "Virus" album, while Abbath has been working on his sideproject, I, featuring members of ENSLAVED and SAHG, along with IMMORTAL's original drummer, Armagedda.

"I'm really proud of that album," Abbath stated enthusiastically, "and it was an important album to make in order to be able to focus on IMMORTAL again." More...

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Manowar To Perform Bulgarian Anthem As Thanks

Novinite.com reports that American heavy metal band MANOWAR has announced it will play Bulgaria's national anthem during its gig in Bulgaria's seaside town of Kavarna, 30 kilometers northeast of the port of Varna.

MANOWAR is scheduled to headline the third and final day of the annual Kaliakra Rock Festival on June 30. More than 10,000 people are expected to gather at the stadium in the town.

"The Bulgarian anthem is fantastic and when played with a symphony orchestra fits perfectly our style," singer Eric Adams commented, adding that this is a gesture of gratitude to their fans in Bulgaria.

There are more surprises in store for MANOWAR fans, one of whom will leave Saturday night's gig with the keys of a new car and another with a guitar.

MANOWAR's new double live album, "Gods of War Live" will be released on July 6, 2007. This over-two-hour-long manifestation of pure power will feature the entire set list of the recently completed leg of the "Demons, Dragons and Warriors Tour 2007".

MANOWAR's video for the song "Die for Metal" has been posted online at YouTube. Portions of the clip were filmed on February 24, 2007 in Bochum, Germany, during the release party for the band's new album, "Gods of War". Besides the fans, the video stars well-known German actor Tim Sander.

"Die for Metal" comes off MANOWAR's tenth full-length album, "Gods of War", which was released on February 23 in Germany (February 26 for the rest of Europe and April 3 for the USA/Canada). More...

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Dillinger Escape Plan Post Video Update

The Dillinger Escape Plan has posted the latest webisode documenting the making of its new album, "Ire Works".

The Dillinger Escape Plan recently entered the studio with producer Steve Evetts (SAVES THE DAY, EARTH CRISIS, SEPULTURA) to begin recording its new album for a late 2007 release via Relapse. The upcoming CD will feature the drumming of STOLEN BABIES' Gil Sharone following the departure of Chris Pennie (he now plays drums with COHEED AND CAMBRIA). Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Saigon Whore", "Doll Keeper" and "Party Smasher".

The Dillinger Escape Plan will play several dates in Germany with MESHUGGAH in November. More...

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Gene Hoglan Checks In

Drummer Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, ex-DARK ANGEL, ex-DEATH, ex-TESTAMENT) has posted this message on his MySpace page:

"What's happening, folks? Well, last Sunday, we visited our friends at The Armoury Studios here in Vancouver, to lay down the drum tracks for Jed's mighty TENET album. Now, I don't know why, but I was really nervous about tracking this one, mainly because I wanted to make sure I gave Jedly's baby the love it deserved, which was well-precluded by the 'up-to-my-eyeballs-ness' of my schedule up here in Van. Y'see, when my manager (and chief poobah here at Gene Hoglan Industries) Byron Stroud called me a month-and-a-half ago about this project, his last words were, "It probably won't even have a release 'til early next year, so we'll have plenty of time to get it done", so I thought, 'Okee dokee, piece o' cake!' Well, schedule-goblins being what they are, upon my return from the UNEARTH stint, I was informed that I was to be tracking in about two weeks. The bricks then appeared in my pants.

Gene: 'B-but Byron, I don't know if I'll have enough time to prepare for this, what with the DVD editing, the MECHANISM mixing/jamming, the MR. PLOW tracking, plus, don't forget about the carousing...'

Byron: 'Shut up and do it, ya fat fuck, or I'll SMASH ya.'

Ahh, the soothing nature of By's subtle persuasion.

So, I broke out the Kraft Extra Creamy peanut butter (Jed's fave), the cheese slices, the Stoli Razz (again, Jed's fave), fired up a buncha Jed's famous 'Thrash Metal Sandwiches' and hunkered down for a good ol' preppin' party.

And, it was just like ridin' a bike. All the songs came back to me, no problem. And I ended up tracking everything in the typical day-and-a-half. Figgers. Don't know why I was worried. I was just happy to hook my brother up. I love Jed, I'd do anything for him.

So, with that done, and hopefully Jed'll be psyched when he hears it (cuz remember, he was in Philly gettin' to know his little one during this entire process, tracking included), I've just been informed that, finally, my 'Gene Shirts' are ready! The girlie-T's were ready last week, but it took a little extra time to get the main T-shirt design right. So, the minions here at Gene Hoglan Industries (God, that cracks me up every time I say it), are finalizing 'the Store', and by Tuesday, we're gonna pull the trigger on the whole shebang. I'm also gonna figure out how to get the designs loaded up around here (little help?), so at least people can get a gander at the beauty that will be, 'My Face Across Your Manboobs'. And, oh, yes, the big brothers are gonna be taken care of as well, as the shirts will be available up to XXXXL.

Oh, by the way, Jedly, I've got an untouched bottle of Stoli Razz here for ya. And an extremely-touched jar o' Kraft Extra Creamy...

See ya all early next week!

Gene"

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Watch Motorhead Perform "Stay Clean" From Spain

Some fan-filmed video footage of MOTÖRHEAD performing "Stay Clean" on June 23, 2007 at the Monsters Of Rock festival in Zaragoza, Spain has been posted on YouTube. More...

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