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Metal News for June 6, 2008

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20 news articles posted on this day.

Made Out Of Babies To Hold NY Release Party Show

Recent The End Records signees Made Out Of Babies is planning a "Ruiner" CD release party show on June, 24, 2008 at Union Pool, 484 Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY. Also performing on the bill are The Austerity Program and Dianogah.

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Harpoon To Record New Album, New Tour Dates

Interloper has announced that their next release will be Chicago's own Harpoon. They will be recording with Sanford Parker in August, and the record should be out this October/November. Look for them on tour this Summer and for other shows around Chicago.

Here are the latest Harpoon tour dates:

Jun 14 2008 8:00P - The Old Miami w/ The Muzzler & Year of the Pig Detroit, Michigan
Jun 15 2008 8:00P - Now That's Class w/ The Muzzler, Purse Snatcher, & Destructor Cleveland, Ohio
Jun 16 2008 8:00P - The Lit Lounge w/ The Muzzler & Romans New York, New York
Jun 17 2008 8:00P - The Charleston w/ The Muzzler Brooklyn, New York
Jun 18 2008 9:00P - O'Brien's Pub w/ The Muzzler Boston, Massachusetts
Jun 19 2008 8:00P - The Bank St. Cafe w/ The Muzzler, RazorMaze New London, Connecticut
Jun 20 2008 8:00P - The House of Awesome Times w/ The Muzzler, Lotus Fucker, more TBA College Park, Maryland
Jun 21 2008 8:00P - Ramakins w/ The Muzzler +1 TBA Richmond, Virginia
Jun 22 2008 9:30P - Marvell Event Center w/ The Muzzler Durham, North Carolina
Jun 23 2008 8:00P - Money Machine w/ The Muzzler & American Cheeseburger Athens, Georgia
Jun 24 2008 9:00P - JJs Bohemia w/ The Muzzler Chattanooga, Tennessee
Jun 25 2008 8:00P - Black Lodge Microdrome w/ The Muzzler Memphis, Tennessee
Jul 2 2008 8:00P - Ronny's w/ Dysrhythmia & American Heritage Chicago, Illinois

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Underoath, 36 Crazyfists Chart on Billboard

Underoath’s new live CD/DVD has made its debut at No. 46 on this weeks Billboard Top 200 chart with 11,000 copies sold. 36 Crazyfists moved 4,000 copies of their new album, "The Tide and its Takers," coming in at No. 155 on the chart.

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Watch A7X's Live "Afterlife" Video Online

Buzznet is premiering the new live video for Avenged Sevenfold's "Afterlife." The clip was shot at their recent show in Long Beach on the Taste Of Chaos tour and will be part of the soon-to-be-coming DVD of the whole show, which will also contain a CD of seven never-before-heard tracks. More...

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Vayden's "Children Of Our Mistakes" Delayed

Vayden’s album, "Children of our Mistakes." has been pushed back to a July 22nd release. The album was originally due to hit stores on June 3rd.

You can check out some of the band's material on their MySpace page.

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Pulling Teeth Demoing New EP Material

Pulling Teeth was recently in the studio demoing new material for an upcoming Deathwish Inc. EP release, in addition to recording songs for the upcoming Witches Sabbath installments.

Meanwhile, the band will be filming a free June 14th show at the CCAS in Baltimore, MD for inclusion on Chainsaw Safety Records re-issue of "Vicious Skin."

Finally, the band will be touring Europe in August/September. Tour dates have yet to be finalized, but the following have been disclosed so far:

08/21 Arnhem, Netherlands @ The Stage
08/22 Gent, Belgium @ Ieperfest
09/06 Schweinfurt, Germany @ Trainspotting Festival
09/08 Prague, Czech Rep @ 007
09/09 Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia
09/11 Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
09/12 Linkoping, Sweden @ Deadfest
09/19 Essen, Germany @ Cafe Nova
09/21 Tilburg, Netherlands @ ZXZW Festival

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Above This Fire Recording New Album

Above This Fire will enter the studio tomorrow to begin recording a new full-length. The group will once again be working with Cole Martinez at Ante Up Studios in Cleveland, OH and the album will be available this fall via Forest City Records.

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Fans Make Dragonforce "Rockumentary"

Three fans with a handheld video camera documented their trip to see Dragonforce in Houston, TX. The resulting “rockumentary” is portrait of adolesence and fandom. You probably don’t need to watch more than a few seconds of this to get the idea, but the point at 5:42 where one kid shows us “the hand that touched Herman Li” and another excitedly details how keyboardist Vadim Pruzhanov wrapped his arm around his shoulders is AMAZING. The "rockumentary" can be found entitled "On Fandom" at the following location: http://www.thedeciblog.com/ More...

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Meldrum Vocalist Comments on Band Member's Death

Meldrum vocalist Michele Madden has issued the following statement on the passing of her bandmate Michelle Meldrum, who died on May 21 as a result of a cystic growth that had restricted oxygen and blood flow to her brain, rendering her braindead.

"My black heart is broken. It has taken me a while to get my head around all of this, but I wanted to thank all the fans of both Meldrum and Tourettes who have reached out to me over this horrible time. We are all so saddened, and I have been inundated with so much mail from those who were touched by Michelle that I have been unable to answer all of it. That’s why I wanted to get this out, to let the fans know that it is gratefully received and that it means so much to me right now..."

Madden and her Meldrum band mates are still pushing forward putting the finishing touches on the new album to release later in the year. They decided that they will continue recording and touring as a unit, keeping the project name to honor their fallen band mate.

"I am angry and shattered that this unexpected tragedy had to happen to such a wonderful woman, and I am gonna use that in the songs. I am about to go into the studio with producer Rob Shallcross in Vancouver to get all the ends tied up. Its going to be one of the hardest things I have ever done but not doing it would be even harder."

Drummer Gene Hoglan is currently on tour with Dethklok, but Madden claims that they will coordinate and be in constant contact while she is in the studio.

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Bleeding Through Reveals Problems With Trustkill

Bleeding Through posted a guest blog on Headbanger's Blog announcing the song titles for their upcoming album, "Declaration," and revealing a relationship of disharmonies with their current label, Trustkill Records. Some excerpts from the blog follow:

It has been months and we have kept silent. But this latest slap in the face from our supposed record label has pushed us over the edge. We just read on the Internet that Josh Grabelle plans to release a “special edition” of our 2006 album “The Truth” one month before releasing our new album. Let it be known that Bleeding Through is 100% against this so-called “special” edition. We did not approve the title, cover artwork (whatever it is), track-listing or bonus features for this transparent and obvious cash-grab of a re-release from a record label that despite selling a quarter of a million of our albums worldwide is having problems.

Trustkill no longer employs his sales guy, his art director or his publicist. “Trustkill” is now Josh and one employee in his basement, as far as we can tell. We have kept silent about the fact that we made our new album with a loan from our singer’s dad, a loan from our management and less than 25% of our recording fund from Trustkill. They breached our contract (not for the first time) on March 31st, 2008 when we hit the studio without proper funding and have failed to cure the breach.

Several labels have contacted Josh to help put out our album but he has jerked most of them around and has not come to terms on a deal to get this album out, which we are SO proud of, with the push it deserves. As of right now we have no idea who is supposed to be releasing our album overseas, or even really in the US for that matter. Josh’s website says our album is coming out in August but he hasn’t paid for it so we don’t see how that’s possible. For years now, we’ve watched photographers, graphic designers, equipment companies, bus companies and producers struggle to get paid their invoices and wait for months and months before being compensated for their work.

In better news, here are the song titles (for the first time anywhere) from DECLARATION, which we hope actually comes out someday! We want you all to hear it so bad. We know Trustkill doesn’t have the resources to get it out there and we’re prepared for low sales as a result, BUT, there’s NO WAY we’re handing over a master without the minimum money that was due to everyone so we can pay off Devin (Townsend, producer for 'Declaration'), Brandan’s dad, our manager and credit cards.

Josh PROVE US WRONG by meeting your obligations, or LET US OFF YOUR RECORD LABEL ENTIRELY.

1. Finis Fatalis Spei
2. Declaration (You Can’t Destroy What You Can Not Replace)
3. Orange County Blonde and Blue
4. Germany
5. There Was a Flood
6. French Inquisition
7. Reborn from Isolation
8. Death Anxiety
9. Beneath the Grey
10. Seller’s Market
11. Sister Charlatan

Read the full article at Headbanger's Blog.

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Danger Readies New EP, Plans MySpace Release Party

DANGER has just revealed more details about their upcoming promotional EP, "First Touch," which will be released on June 27th. The EP will contain the following tracks:

1. First Touch
2. Miss Money
3. Hey You
4. California Red
5. Shove It
Bonus track:
6. On The Run

On Friday June 27th, "First Touch" will be officially launched with a big MySpace online release party on Danger's MySpace page where all EP songs will be streaming from 20.00 till 24.00 CET.

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Origin/Misery Index Announce Tour

Origin has announced that they will be joining Abysmal Dawn and Misery Index for Relapse Records' "Contamination Tour 2008" this summer. Confirmed are as follows:

July 21 St. Louis, MO- Rockstar Nightclub
July 22 Fayetteville, AR- The OPO
July 25 Victoria, TX- Sun Valley Ranch
July 26 Austin, TX- Red 7
July 28 El Paso, TX- Chics
July 29 Farmington, NM- Gator's
July 30 Phoenix, AZ- Modified Arts
July 31 San Marcos, CA- Jumping Turtle
August 1 Hollywood, CA- Safari Sams
August 2 Oakland, CA- The Metro
August 3 Portland, OR- Satyricon
August 4 Roseburg, OR- Riversdale Grange
August 5 Seattle, WA- Studio Seven
August 7 Salt Lake City, UT- Club Vegas
August 8 Colorado Springs, CO- Black Sheep
August 9 Lawrence, KS- The Jackpot
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Kivimetsän Druidi Signs To Century Media

Finnish folk metal band Kivimetsän Druidi has signed a worldwide record deal with Century Media records. The band recently completed a European tour supporting fellow Finnish folkmetallers Korpiklaani and have entered Noise Camp studio in Turku in order to record their forthcoming debut album due to be released at the end of October.

The band issued the following statement on their MySpace:

"Kivimetsän Druidi members are extremely pleased with the deal with Century Media Records whose impressive catalogue speaks for itself. It is great to be a part of the Century Media family with such awesome bands like Turisas, Strapping Young Lad, Lacuna Coil and Arch Enemy."

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Genghis Tron Posts New Video Online

Genghis Tron has posted online the video for the song "Things Don't Look Good" from their album "Board Up The House". This is the first video to be recorded from the album, and has been premiered exclusively on Pitchfork.tv. The video was filmed by producer / director Ravi Zupa.

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Wetnurse Announces Release Date for New Album

Seventh Rule Recordings announces September 30 as the release date for "Invisible City," the new full-length album by Wetnurse. "Invisible City" was recorded and mixed by Martin Bisi (Swans, Helmet) at B.C. Studio in Brooklyn, NY, and was mastered by Alan Douches (Converge, Mastodon) at West West Side Music. The album will be available on CD and as a double vinyl gatefold LP.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Conversations With The Moon
2. Not Your Choice
3. Growing Pains
4. Life At Stake
5. Sacred Peel
6. Your Last Flower
7. Missing Lion Returns
8. Slow Your Spell, Miss Hell More...

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Four Members Of The Accursed Leave The Band

Thrash metallers The Accursed have posted the following message:

"After seven years, four of the five members of THE ACCURSED have called it quits. This is just an end to one era of THE ACCURSED, with Jonathan [Helme, vocals], Chris [Helme, drums], Timothy [Giblin, guitar] and Metal George [bassist George Pacheco] choosing to go their separate ways, and Loki [guitar] deciding to continue on into the unknown. It feels like we just couldn't keep going on the route we were headed; we needed change. We have grown apart musically, and our opinions on where THE ACCURSED should go from here differed between members so drastically that there would be no way to make everyone happy." More...

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Ex-Korn Guitarist Announces Album Release Date

Former Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch has announced that his debut solo album "Save Me From Myself" will be released on September 9th. The albums first single, entitled "Flush", will be available on iTunes on July 8th.

The album takes its name from Welch's book "Save Me From Myself: How I Found God, Quit Korn, Kicked Drugs And Lived To Tell The Story", which chronicles his famous conversion to Christianity and departure from the band. The album also contains the song "A Cheap Name" which is a lyrical attack on rapper 50 Cent. In an interview with CNN, Welch said "I'm not saying I'm better than him, I'm saying that God is telling me something and God is telling me something to tell you, I'm the translator. You can listen if you want but things are gonna happen."

Brian Welch is planning a major tour and all profits from the album will be donated to "Help Indian children get to know God."

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King's X Enjoys Best Album Chart Debut Since 1996

Billboard.com reports that after a 12-year absence, King's X returned to The Billboard 200 last week with "XV" (InsideOut/SPV), debuting at No. 145.

Guitarist Ty Tabor commented: "I like a larger percentage of this record than I have in a very long time. There are a few that I think are undeniably some of the best stuff Doug [Pinnick] has come up with," he says.

This summer, King's X is teaming with the recently reunited Extreme for a series of dates on the Rock'n'Roll Fantasy Camp Tour, beginning July 29 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Taking its name from an ongoing annual camp in which fans get to play with renowned rockers, the tour will feature an opening performance by campers joined by Gilby Clarke, Elliot Easton and Glenn Hughes, among others.

"They're filming it for a reality show," Tabor says, adding that he's particularly excited to see Hughes perform each night. "But I'm looking forward to it, because I don't know what to expect."

Read the full article at Billboard.com.

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Vanmakt Enters The Studio

Swedish black metallers VANMAKT have issued the following update:

"Yesterday we entered the EPM Studio to record our new album Ad Luciferi Regnum that will be mixed and mastered by Tore Stjerna in Necromorbus Studio (WATAIN, SETHERIAL) and is to be released by Pulverised Records.

At the moment were working on getting a good drum sound and we hope to record the first drum track either this evening or tomorrow! We are in no hurry this time and it feels really good that we can record this album in our hometown with a close friend behind the 'steering wheel.' Vanmakt isn't a band that likes to rush things, we need to take the necessary time to make this album into something we can always be proud of! But of course we have a schedule and we wont be drinking beer all day long, well, not the one recording anyways! But for now we will take one-two weeks to record the drums and after that we will follow the usual structure with guitars, bass and vocals. I will keep you posted on what is happening and hopefully we will be done with everything in the end of July, after that its time for Tore to put his magic into work!"

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Praying Mantis Confirmed For Bloodstock Open Air

The Bloodstock team has announced that NWOBHM legends PRAYING MANTIS have been added to the bill for Bloodstock Open Air 2008.

Praying Mantis were formed by brothers Tino and Chris Troy in the mid ‘70s and they later became part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement which swept the UK in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, producing bands such as Saxon, Def Leppard, Diamond Head and most famously, Iron Maiden. Pursuing a direction which was more melodic and AOR-orientated than most of their homeland contemporaries, the band issued their debut album, "Time Tells No Lies" in 1981 to widespread critical acclaim. Management and line-up instability, however, quickly undermined their success and after two further singles, the band temporarily split and remained inactive until 1991’s comeback album, "Predator In Disguise," which featured ex-Iron Maiden guitarist Dennis Stratton. Since then, the band have continued to record regularly and play selected live dates and their forthcoming BOA show marks a rare opportunity to witness Praying Mantis perform on home turf.

Speaking out about playing this year's Bloodstock, Praying Mantis has issued the following statement: "We are really looking forward to playing Bloodstock this year. This is our first open air festival in the UK for a number of years but you can be sure that we will give you a set to remember. The stone faced rockers may well recall us from the crazy days of the New wave of British heavy metal, but no doubt will be surprised to hear the vibrance and vitality of the classic heavy rock sound as it is today."

"Look out Bloodstock, the Mantis is coming and will have your head off!!!!!!"

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