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Metal News for June 8, 2005

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16 news articles posted on this day.

Into Eternity, Jag Panzer Conquer Mexico

Having performed in over 20 countries across North America and Europe supporting their album Buried In Oblivion, Canadian progressive death metal band Into Eternity just added a new country to their resume, Mexico. Guitarist/growler Tim Roth returned from the Monterrey Metal Fest last week with the highest praise: “The festival was a complete success. We went on at 1:35pm on Saturday to thousands of fans. The crowd seemed hungry for metal. ‘Spiraling Into Depression’ went over the best from our set and after the show we met a lot of fans and signed everything that they had.”

Jag Panzer guitarist Mark Briody, whose band headlined the second stage concurred: “I had high expectations for our first appearance in Mexico. I expected a festival attended by hordes of crazed metal fans; my expectations were exceeded, and then exceeded again and again.

“There were 2 stages and they were a good distance apart, and to watch the whole crowd move from stage to stage was incredible. I noticed something unusual from the stage during the first chorus of the song: I’d see about one-fourth of the crowd singing along. By the next chorus , about half the crowd was singing, and by the end the whole crowd was singing. It was great to see people who were unfamiliar with the song learn it on the spot and participate.

“Sign me up for any more shows in Mexico. Mexico RULES!”

Into Eternity began their North American tour yesterday with the first of 7 headlining shows:

06/08 QC Live - Davenport, IA
06/09 The Arena - East Dubuque, IL
06/10 Hairy Mary- Des Moines, IA
06/11 Elbo’s- Dayton, OH (Dwell In Darkness Fest w/ Bobaflex, Dog Fashion Disco, All Shall Perish)
06/12 J.J. Kelley’s- Chicago Heights, IL
06/15 Jester’s Pub- Fayetteville, NC

After these dates the band will be touring with Hate Eternal, Krisiun, Incantation, and All Shall Perish (dates follow). Into Eternity will also tour North America with Hammerfall and Edguy, and then again with Stratovarius.

Into Eternity with Hate Eternal, Krisiun, Incantation, All Shall Perish tour dates: More...

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Nasum Drummer Checks In

NASUM drummer Anders Jakobson has posted the following message on the band's official website:

"The picture discs are under production right now. I've been in contact with GMR Music and they will release the first three albums during the summer starting with 'Helvete' June 20. I'm still not sure how these will be sold, especially not for non-Swedes. I am quite sure that I will NOT sell them via Nasum.com, simply because I will not get more than our personal copies as it is today. Maybe I will get some extra, I don't know that now. There is also a discussion between GMR and Burning Heart about doing a 'Shift' picture disc and it looks like that's going to happen too, but at a later date. To release it right now would interfere with No Tolerance's vinyl edition. But it will probably happen, and that's great.

The production of 'Grind Finale', the two-disc compilation of all non-album material from NASUM, is progressing as well. I've got Albert Mudrian's foreword and it's quite excellent. I have also had discussions with Relapse about the packaging of the album and I think we have settled on a REALLY nice package that is not the usual for these kinds of records. I'll tell you more when I'm absolutely sure about the package. I'm also awaiting the first drafts of the artwork from Orion and Jonathan at Relapse's art department. Can't wait and I will share the artwork with you once the time is right. More...

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10 Years Set Release Date For New Record

10 Years have confirmed an August 2nd release date for their Republic/Universal debut, "The Autumn Effect". The first single, "Wasteland", is currently the #1 most added song at active rock radio. 10 Years is currently playing live around the country with The Exies.

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Hatesphere Recording New Album

Hatesphere have now entered Jailhouse Studios in Horsens, Denmark to begin recording their new album. The band is currently working with producer Tommy Hansen, and will eventually join producer Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark to record guitar and bass tracks. The effort should be available in October via Steamhammer/SPV.

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Tommy Lee's Airport Security Problems Video

According to The Plain Dealer, Tommy Lee came up with a unique solution to airport security problems during MÖTLEY CRÜE's European tour. The human pincushion was giving the metal detector at German customs conniption fits, so Lee did the logical thing: He clambered onto the conveyor belt and let himself be scanned by the X-ray machine. Now, he's not only weapons-free, he's also his own light show. Download video footage of Tommy Lee being scanned by the X-ray machine at the Cologne airport on May 31, 2005 at this location (.ZIP file, 6 MB).

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France's Fury Fest in Danger of Being Cancelled

France's Fury Fest is in danger of being cancelled after the festival's organizers failed to provide "any guarantees concerning the security of the public and other people present," according to a local media report. In addition, there weren't any guarantees about hygienic conditions for campers and the festival is said to be not fully insured. Maurice Nakache, the organizer of the Fury Fest, announced that the missing paperwork will be delivered to the appropriate authorities by Friday (June 10).

Fury Fest is scheduled to take place June 24-26 in Le Mans, France. Acts confirmed to appear at the festival include MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, KREATOR, SLAYER and MOTÖRHEAD.

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Rose Tatoo Guitarist Quits Due To Cancer

Australia's Undercover News is reporting that Pete Wells, founding member and guitarist for ROSE TATTOO, has had to give up touring with the band because of prostate cancer.

Wells was diagnosed two years ago and has been undergoing treatment but has had to stand aside from the band until he recovers.

A statement at his web site reads, "Apologies to TATTS fans, but Pete isn't well enough to do the current [Australian] dates and the overseas tour. An old mate, Mick Cocks is filling in for Pete."

At the Albert Records web site, a message says, "Pete would like to thank all his friends and fans for their enthusiasm and support over the years. He looks forward to playing overseas again after he's made a full recovery."

On a positive note, Pete will soon release his solo album through Razor Blade Records. He also recently co-produced an album for Brisbane's ROBBERS DOG.

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Cephalic Carnage Drop Off Suffocation Tour

A representative from Relapse Records has confirmed that CEPHALIC CARNAGE has dropped off the forthcoming SUFFOCATION, CRYPTOPSY, ABORTED US tour. No reason was given for the cancellation. According to the BBKing Blues Club website in New York City, Canada's DESPISED ICON have replaced the band, at least in New York, and will more than likely be filling in the rest of the tour.

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Stone Sour To Enter The Studio In January

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor has told Holland's Toazted.com that he and SLIPKNOT guitarist Jim Root will be entering the studio in January 2006 with their side-project STONE SOUR to record the group's sophomore album, tentatively due next spring/summer via Roadrunner Records.

According to Taylor, the band have written over 30 songs for the follow-up to the group's 2002 self-titled debut, which was certified gold in March 2003 by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments of more than 500,000 copies in the U.S.

You can listen to Corey Taylor's entire 25-minute interview with Toazted.com, conducted on June 6 before SLIPKNOT played a club show at the Paradiso in Amsterdam.

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All That Remains Get New Bassist

Following the recent departure of Matt Deis, All That Remains have now recruited Josh Venn of Blood Has Been Shed as their new bassist. The official word is as follows:

"We officially announce that Matt Deis has left the band to pursue other exciting avenues. We are sad to see Matt go, but it was his decision, and he will be greatly missed. We are excited to announce that we have found a new bassist, Josh Venn from Blood Has Been Shed. He is going to do both bands, with ATR as his full time band. We welcome Josh into our family and he is very excited to get out on the road and tour."

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Himsa Complete New Album

Himsa have completed recording their upcoming new album "Hail Horror" and are now back at home preparing for their upcoming "Dirty Black Summer" tour. "Hail Horror" is expected to land in stores through Prosthetic in late September/early October

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Zombie Explains Why He Decided To Do Ozzfest 2005

Launch Radio Networks reports: With his second movie, "The Devil's Rejects", opening in July and a new studio album still to be completed, you might think Rob Zombie has enough on his plate. But instead, Zombie is also headlining the second stage of Ozzfest 2005. The rocker-turned-filmmaker told Launch why he decided to spend his summer on the road. "The timing was good, because the movie will be completely done," he said. "There'll be nothing more to do and I'll have enough time where I wouldn't jump into the next thing yet. And the main thing was just the idea of headlining second stage, is what really attracted me."

Ozzfest 2005 begins on July 15 in Mansfield, Massachusetts.

Written and directed by Zombie, "The Devil's Rejects" is a loose sequel to his 2003 directorial debut, "House Of 1000 Corpses". The film opens in theatres on July 22.

Zombie recently told Rolling Stone that he'll finish his new album this fall after Ozzfest is over. Among the people who have played on the record so far are LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Wes Borland, MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee and A PERFECT CIRCLE drummer Josh Freese.

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Twelve Tribes To Film Video

Twelve Tribes will soon be filming a video for an as-yet undecided track with director Dave Brodsky (The Red Chord, Trivium). The group are currently looking to their fans to help them decide which song with a choice of three songs available for voting on here.

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Heaven Shall Burn, Caliban Split To Be Released

Details have been released for Caliban's upcoming "The Split Program II" split release with Heaven Shall Burn, here's how it shapes up:

01 - Heaven Shall Burn - "Unleash Enlightenment"
02 - Heaven Shall Burn - "No One Will Shed A Tear"
03 - Heaven Shall Burn - "Nyfaedd Von"
04 - Heaven Shall Burn - "If This Is A Man"
05 - Heaven Shall Burn - "Downfall Of Christ"
06 - Heaven Shall Burn - "Destroy Fascism"
07 - Caliban - "The Revenge"
08 - Caliban - "Arena Of Concealment"
09 - Caliban - "One Day"
10 - Caliban - "A Summer Dream"
11 - Caliban - "One More Lie"

The effort won't arrive in stores until July 26th via Lifeforce, but in the meantime an ecard for it can be found online here.

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More Dates For Dirty Black Summer Tour

Another batch of stops have been announced for the second leg of Himsa's "Dirty Black Summer Tour", which features Full Blown Chaos, The Agony Scene and The Estoteric, here's the latest:

July 01st Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Small
July 03rd Cleveland, OH - Agora Front Room
July 10th Virginia Beach, VA - Club Live
July 21st Boise, ID - Impart Store

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Children Of Bodom Finishes New Album

Children of Bodom keyboardist Janne has left the following message on the band's messageboard:

Just a quick update.
Album is now done. Mastering was yesterday and we had a small party too.
Wooooooooooooooo. finally.

The new album, "Are You Dead Yet?", will be released in Finland on September 14 and
internationally on September 19.

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