Metal News for June 6, 2005
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22 news articles posted on this day.
The June 9th Trivium, Still Remains and 3 Inches of Blood performance at Melkweg, Amsterdam will be webcasted live at Fabchannel.com. Afterwards the concerts will be included in our online archive. Both the live and on demand the webcast will be free for everybody to watch. The webcast starts at 20.00 CET.
10 Years have posted two new songs from their new album, "The Autumn Effect", on their Myspace page. In addition to their first single, "Wasteland", you can now preview "Faultline" and "Paralyzing Kings". "The Autumn Effect" will be in stores this August. You can catch 10 Years out on the road with Static-X starting June 21st.
The first dates of System of a Down's first major U.S. tour in three years have been announced, kicking off a two-month trek in early August with special guests The Mars Volta and Bad Acid Trip to open the first leg.
Aug 04 Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Arena
Aug 06 San Diego, CA - Sports Arena
Aug 11 Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
Aug 12 San Antonio, TX - SBC Arena
Aug 13 Houston, TX - Toyota Center
Machine Head's upcoming live DVD release "Elegies" has once again seen a delay and is now scheduled to arrive in stores on August 16th via Roadrunner
Soulfly's self-titled debut will be getting the Roadrunner "25th Anniversary Reissue" treatment with a reissue of the effort currently set for August 30th. No word yet on extra bonus content. Soulfly's new album "Dark Ages" is currently on track for a September 13th release date through Roadrunner
It Dies Today have booked a few shows with Losa, Dies Like Me and LoveHateHero, here's the schedule:
June 12th Berkeley, CA - Larry Blakes
June 13th Pomona, CA - The Tiki Room
June 14th Hollywood, CA - The Whisky
June 15th Tempe, AZ - The Clubhouse
Demon Hunter currently have over half of their as-yet untitled new album written and are planning to enter the studio on July 18th to begin recording it with Aaron Sprinkle (Project 86, Acceptance) behind the boards. Here's the latest update from the band:
"Hunters!! DH III is in the works and we have over half of the album written! We are more excited about this material than ever before. We can't wait for everyone to hear it. New songs include "Fire To My Soul," "Not I" and "The Soldier's Song." In other news, we were forced to turn down a slot on the Sounds Of The Underground tour and we've been absent from the road this year due to a wrist injury sustained by Don. However he's now in great shape for writing and recording and after a minor surgery he will have no problem getting back in front of the fans in 2006. We have also been newly energized with fresh blood in the lineup. We will enter The Compound in Seattle this summer with a fall release date coming soon. Our "as-yet untitled" third album will be a guest-vocalist free affair this time, allowing THE HUNTERS to get the purest form of DH possible. Aaron Sprinkle will again produce, having more than delivered the goods on our self-titled debut and last year's SOD release. More merchandise to be added soon to the DH store and more news to come!!! We enter the studio July 18th!!"
Slipknot's as-yet untitled new DVD release has once again been met with a delay. It is now eyeing an October 11th release date through Roadrunner
As I Lay Dying's video for their current single "Confined" has made its way online and can be viewed here. The song is taken from the groups new album "Shadows Are Security", which will hit stores on June 14th.
Sworn Enemy and Scars Of Tomorrow are planning to hit the road together in August, dates and venues will be announced shortly
Premonitions Of War's "Glorified Dirt + The True Face Of Panic" reissue has been delayed to a September 06th release date via Black Market Activities/Metal Blade
Cannae have set an August 09th release date through Prosthetic for their new album "Gold Becomes Sacrifice". In other news, the band will be touring with Embrace Today, Since The Flood, The Red Death and The Banner beginning next month, dates include:
July 22nd Brockton, MA - Romans
July 23rd Bucksport, ME - The Kave
July 25th Fredericksburg, VA - KC's
July 27th Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern
July 29th New Orleans, LA - Cypress Hall
July 30th Tulsa, OK - Pinkeye
August 01st Corpus Christi, TX - House of Rock
August 02nd San Antonio, TX - The Sanctuary
August 03rd El Paso, TX - The House of Rock and Roll
August 04th Phoenix, AZ - The Phix Gallery
August 05th Tijuana, MEX - Voodoo
August 06th Corona, CA - Showcase Theatre
August 07th San Francisco, CA - The Pound
August 08th Reno, NV - Liquid Lounge
August 09th Salt Lake City, UT - The Murray Theatre
August 11th Kansas City, MO - El Torreon
August 12th St. Louis, MO - Creepy Crawl
August 13th Hammond, IN - Hammond FOP Lounge
August 14th Grand Rapids, MI - Ten Bells
August 15th Detroit, MI - Alvins
August 17th Binghamton, NY - American Legion
August 18th Albany, NY - Valentines
Lennart Larsson, the organizer of Sweden's 2000 Decibel festival, has issued the following press release:
Today, Sunday the 5th June, we the organizers behind the 2000 Decibel-festival in Bengtsfors, Sweden have, after six years, decided to put the festival to rest.
We now hope that someone else with the same burning passion for Swedish hard rock and metal as we have and always have had, but with a better geographical location, will take over our idea and concept!
We would like to take the opportunity to thank all the bands that have played at the festival as well as everyone that has supported us during the years!
Power From The North – Sweden Rocks The World!
This year's 2000 Decibel festival took place on May 21st and featured acts including Amon Amarth, Meshuggah, Defleshed and Therion.
Swedish black metal band Dark Funeral are currently in the Dug-Out Studios in Uppsala, Sweden to record their new album with iel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, Strapping Young Lad, In Flames, Behemoth) as producer. Lord Ahriman have posted the following message at the band's official discussion forum:
I just got back home after being a second week at Dug Out Studios working on the new album. We will return to duty on thusday morning.
The song writings are going better then killer. This week we have completed another 2 songs. So right now we have 5 new songs ready for the new album. 3 more to write and our new Satanic Symphony is completed!
Not relly sure how to explain these 2 new songs other than that they are AMAZING!!! One of them is a "slow" song (no blast beats, only down tempo). And it's filled with so much pain and suffering it'll make you wanna..."beep...beep"...yourself up! It's not anything like "Goddess Of Sodomy". This is pure suffering!!!
It's really hard to put exact words on what the hell we're creating here. But I can promise you one thing. You've never been closer to hell then this!. Be prepared for a HUGE fucking surprise!!!
Stormlord has posted the following message on their official website about the new keyboardist and the new album:
As the fans that come to the show in Bergamo last week know, Simone Scazzocchio is no longer the keyboard player of Stormlord. There were no discussions or troubles with him, he was simply not interesteed in playing metal music anymore. Our split
has been friendly, we kept good relations and we wish him the best.
After some months of auditions, now we are glad to introduce you Luca Bellanova, that's the new keyboard player of Stormlord! Luca is 20yo and a really talentous musicant, besided to be a big fan of Stormlord, he made his first apparition in the show in Bergamo.
Stormlord are currently writing the material for the new album, the ideas that we are developing bring the sound in a much more epic direction than "The Gorgon Cult", but with the same high skill qualitiy level. The fourth album, still untitled, will be released in late 2006 through Scarlet Records.
Swiss melodic metallers Crystal Ball have set "TimeWalker" as the title of their fifth album, due on August 29. The follow-up to 2003's "Hellvetia" was once again produced by Stefan Kaufmann (Accept, U.D.O.) and will include 12 tracks.
In other news, Crystal Ball have acquired a new booking agent: Frank Süpfle (Gotthard, U.D.O.). A headlining tour of Europe is tentatively planned in the fall.
Exodus guitarist Gary Holt has posted the following message on the group's official web site:
Just getting up and getting ready to head back to the studio but I thought I'd give everyone an update first.
Yesterday was day one and it could not have gone any better. Paul's [Bostaph, ex-Slayer, Forbidden] drum sound is fuckin' HUGE! I think, and I don't think Paul would argue this point, that it's the biggest sound he's ever had. Everybody is stoked! We actually laid down a few songs last night before calling it quits for the evening so we could listen back today and see if anything can be improved before we start laying the drums down for good, and I have got to tell you, Paul is fucking amazing. We have given him the green light to just go wild and it's pummeling!
Exodus' as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2004's "Tempo of the Damned" is being recorded at Trident studios in Pacheco, California and will mark the band's first release with new singer Rob Dukes. Mixing duties will be handled by Andy Sneap (Machine Head, Nevermore, Arch Enemy, Kreator).
On Monday, May 30th I went to see With Passion BBkings in NYC, NY. They were the first opening band for Deicide and Immoation. After first seeing them perform in March with Into Eternity and Amorphis, I knew I was in for an intense show. I also am familiar with their music this time around. Unfortunately I had to leave after this band due to a virus. More...
Reuters is reporting that Sanctuary Group's discussions with potential investors included meetings with larger rivals EMI and Warner Music, a person familiar with the situation said on Sunday.
The talks have been preliminary, no firm offer has been submitted and a deal is not imminent, the source added.
Sanctuary, the music company which handles artists such as GUNS N' ROSES, IRON MAIDEN, SLIPKNOT and SLAYER, said on Friday it was in ongoing talks with several third parties that could lead to a partial or outright sale of the company.
In addition to EMI and Warner, several private equity firms also have held talks with the company.
Shares of Sanctuary, the world's biggest independent record label and a major player in artist management, touring and merchandising, are up more than 20 percent since May 31.
Sanctuary, EMI and Warner all declined to comment.
The company's shares closed at 43-1/2 pence on Friday, giving Sanctuary a market capitalization of 161 million pounds ($293 million).
Swedish metallers The Duskfall have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Lifetime Supply of Guilt," due on August 22. The follow-up to 2003's "Source" was produced by Daniel Bergstrand, who has previously worked with In Flames, Meshuggah and Stuck Mojo, among others
"Lifetime Supply of Guilt" track listing: More...
Hammerfall bassist Magnus Rosén, 42, nearly died from an allergy shock on a flight to Chile this past Tuesday (May 31).
"I could barely breathe, nobody understood me, and I didn't get any help. The panic took over my body," Rosén told the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.
Magnus Rosén's big misfortune was that the peanuts he received aboard the plane were mixed with cashew nuts, which he is allergic to. "My tongue and throat quickly swelled up and I got hives all over my body. I could barely speak," the Hammerfall bassist said on the phone from Chile, one of the stops on the band's current South American tour.
What made the situation worse was the fact that the flight attendants on the Brazilian airline Varig could barely speak English. "The situation got totally crazy because they thought I wanted more nuts! I just got worse and the panic started crwling through my body," Magnus said.
Finally at least one of them understood that he was in a state of emergency. The crew brought out a medical box full of supplies that they had no idea how to use. "They called an medical emergency number in the U.S. to help them," Magnus said. "Finally, two doctors who were passengers on the flight came forward to offer their assistance." The first cortizone shot only helped marginally. "Then I received another one so strong that I passed out," Magnus said. "They woke me up once every half hour to check on me." Since then he's been extremely tired but happy to be alive.
"I just about managed through the first show, but now it feels better," said Magnus Rosén.
German true metal purveyors Grave Digger played a thunderous show in Sao Paulo's Directive Hall on May 7. This is nothing too unusual with the band, but this concert was special, as it was filmed for release on a Live-DVD/CD, tentatively due on October 17, to commemorate Grave Digger's 25th anniversary.
The "Headbanging Men" around singer Chris Boltendahl played the following set that night: More...