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Metal News for June 8, 2008

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12 news articles posted on this day.

Russian Circles Plans Tour w/ Coheed and Cambria

Russian Circles Announces US Tour Dates with Coheed and Cambria and Secret Machines

Here are the latest Russian Circles tour dates:

with Daughters:
Jun 3 2008 Picador Iowa City, Iowa
Jun 4 2008 The Bluebird St. Louis, Missouri
Jun 5 2008 The Riot Room Kansas City, Missouri
Jun 6 2008 Marquis Denver, Colorado
Jun 7 2008 Burt's Tiki Lounge Salt Lake City, Utah
Jun 8 2008 Neurolux Boise, Idaho
Jun 9 2008 Neumo's Seattle, Washington
Jun 10 2008 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, Oregon
Jun 11 2008 Cafe Coda Chico, California
Jun 12 2008 Slim's San Francisco, California
Jun 13 2008 Dance Unlimited Morgan Hill, California
Jun 14 2008 Glass House Pomona, California
Jun 15 2008 Troubador West Hollywood, California
Jun 16 2008 The Casbah San Diego, California
Jun 18 2008 The Clubhouse Phoenix, Arizona
Jun 20 2008 Red 7 Austin, Texas
Jun 21 2008 Lola's Ft. Worth, Texas
Jun 22 2008 Rudyards Houston, Texas
Jun 23 2008 Spanish Moon Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Jun 24 2008 Bottletree Birmingham, Alabama
Jun 25 2008 The Drunken Unicorn Atlanta, Georgia
Jun 26 2008 Local 506 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Jun 27 2008 Harmony Grange Wilmington, Delaware
Jun 28 2008 Middle East Upstairs Cambridge, Massachusetts
Jun 29 2008 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, New York
Jun 30 2008 The Ottobar Baltimore, Maryland
Jul 1 2008 Mohawk Place Buffalo, New York More...

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Flotsam and Jetsam CD/DVD Gets American Release

Flotsam and Jetsam's "Once In A Deathtime" two-disc DVD/CD set that was recorded and filmed last year in Europe will be reaching North American soil on July 29th via Driven Music Group, Inc.

The package is currently scheduled for a European release on June 16 by Metal Mind Productions. More...

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Giant Squid To Begin Recording In August

San Francisco/Sacramento, California-based band GIANT SQUID will heading into the studio this August to record their upcoming album, "The Ichthyologist."

Guitarist/singer AARON GREGORY provides the update:

"Hey everyone, it’s been a long time since Giant Squid has delivered some news, but we’ve got a lot coming your way over the next month or two, so thanks for all the people who’ve been checking up on us to make sure we’re still slithering about in some capacity or another.

"For now, the most important news is that we’ve put down our deposit to secure highly sought after producer, Matt Bayles (ISIS, Mastodon, Botch, Pearl Jam, Minus the Bear) to engineer and produce our next record entitled, The Ichthyologist. We’ll be heading to Los Angeles to record from August 10 – 16, and to mix from September 12-16. Matt Bayles is hands down one of our favorite producers of all time. We’ve worshiped albums like Oceanic, Leviathan, The Perfect is the Enemy of the Good, and We Are The Romans, having listened to them countless times. It’s always been a huge aspiration of ours to work with him so to finally do so is very exciting on so many levels.

"The Ichthyologist will be grand in scale, with ten full songs, and will the be the first recording of original material Giant Squid has done with full time cellist/vocalist, Jackie Perez Gratz (Grayceon, Amber Asylum), and will also feature new drummer, Chris Lyman, from San Francisco’s rock heroes, Turn Me On Dead Man (Alternative Tentacles). More...

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Origin Drummer Featured On Cover Of Sick Drummer

ORIGIN drummer John Longstreth will be the featured cover artist on the first cover of the newest digital drumming magazine, Sick Drummer Magazine. Longstreth’s cover feature, which debuts July 1st and can be previewed here, includes an exclusive interview and a full set video focusing on Longstreth’s movements and techniques during a recent live performance. To receive this first issue of Sick Drummer Magazine, subscribe for free at SickDrummerMagazine.com.

This premiere issue of Sick Drummer Magazine will also include an interview and exclusive in-studio footage with Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE) conducted during his time recording the new MISERY INDEX album. Other interviews include Romain Goulon and Tommy Buckley, with columns by Charlie Zeleny, Sean Reinert, and Chris Pennie.

Sick Drummer Magazine, from the founders of Grind Stix and Sickdrummer.com, will also feature regular column contributions from world-renowned percussionists Derek Roddy, Sean Reinert, Charlie Zeleny, Chris Pennie, John Merryman, Steve Asheim, Tom Ales, George Kollias, Franck Camus, Bobby Jarzombek, Dave Culross, Adam Jarvis, Elliot Hoffman, Tim Yeung, Duane Timlin, Eric Park, Gus Rios and more. The magazine will also include contributions from professional recording engineers on drum preparation for live and studio work.

ORIGIN is currently amidst a headlining tour of Europe in support of their new album "Antithesis," has has just recenlty announced a US tour with Misery Index and Abysmal Dawn.

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Municipal Waste Posts New Video Online

Municipal Waste have posted the new video for the song "Sadistic Magician" online. You can check it out below.

Says director Jeff Speed: "Humor, horror, metal and mayhem have always been a winning combination. It's '80s throwback to the fullest — back when videos were fun and the music was still dangerous. MUNICIPAL WASTE is the perfect band for it because this is exactly who they are — no bullshit." More...

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Def Leppard Singer Slams The '80s Glam Scene

During a press conference at the Sweden Rock Festival last friday, Def Leppard vocalist Joe Elliot was asked about Def Leppard's connection with the 1980s glam metal scene. Here's what he had to say:

"If you actually look at the way that the 'glam' bands, if you want to call it that, from Los Angeles dressed themselves up, they totally missed the point," Elliott replied. "When English glam bands from the '70s came on 'Top of the Pops', it was almost an afterthought to what they were actually doing — music always came first, and then they'd be like, 'What are we gonna wear?' . . . Bowie was very image-driven, and maybe the music came second, but a lot of the other bands, it was always about the music — the image thing was just something that they did to just upstage other bands on 'Top of the Pops'; that's what they used to do. So we were never driven to do the mascara thing or whatever these bands did. They didn't have any substance musically, I don't think, in comparison to us, so we didn't feel we needed to do it. Bands that do that are doing it to cover up the fact that there is no substance in their music. The only band — and I'm not saying it because we're here — the only band that did pull it off was [Finland's] HANOI ROCKS. I thought HANOI ROCKS were a good band, and they looked… Michael Monroe (Hanoi Rocks frontman) was one of the best… I would have shagged him. (Laughs) I like Michael, I think he's sexy, and I'm not gay. And I think Andy McCoy (Hanoi Rocks guitarist) does the best kind of Keith Richards... so much better than MÖTLEY CRÜE or POISON or any of those bands. They were real — the rest of the guys, it was all a bit fake for me."

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Scars On Broadway To Film "They Say" Video

Scars On Broadway, the group fronted by System Of A Down guitarist/vocalist Daron Malakian and also featuring System Of A Down drummer John Dolmayan, will be filming a video for the song "They Say", which was previously made as a free download on the bands Myspace page. The video is expected to be directed by Paul Minor who has previously worked with bands such as Muse and Funeral For A Friend. Their debut, self-titled album will be released on July 29th via Interscope Records.

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Death Angel Announces European Shows

Bay Area thrashers Death Angel have announced several headlining European dates this summer, which are as follows:

20 - Hellfest - Clisson, France
21 - Kobetasonik Festival - Bilbao, Spain
22 - Mephisto - Barcelona, Spain
24 - Festhalle Ruegerholz - Frauenfeld, Switzerland
25 - Hafen - Innsbruck, Austria
26 - Boogaloo Klub - Zagreb, Croatia
28 - Noc Plna Hvezd Festival - Trinec, Czech Republic
29 - Hunterfest - Szczytno, Poland
30 - Firlej - Wroclaw, Poland

2 - Colos-Saal - Aschaffenburg, Germany
3 - Patronaat - Haarlem, Netherlands
4 - Underground - Cologne, Germany
5 - Waldrock Festival - Burgum, Netherlands
6 - La Scene Bastille - Paris, France
8 - Double Six Lyon - Vaise, France
9 - Die Rohre - Stuttgart, Germany
10 - Magic Circle Festival - Bad Arolsen, Germany
11 - 59 to 1 - Munich, Germany
12 - Evolution Festival - Milan, Italy

More dates are expected to be released soon.

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Dethklok SF Show Rescheduled Due To Fire

On the night of June 5th, a small electrical fire stopped the DETHKLOK show, also featiring Chimaira and Soilent Green, from happening at the Fillmore in San Francisco, CA. Everyone was evacuated safely and no one was hurt. Ultimately the cops/fire department deemed the situation unsafe to perform and cancelled the show.

The show has been rescheduled for Monday, June 9. All tickets for the original date will be honored. Refunds are available at the place of purchase. The show will start at 7:30.

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Hatebreed Speaks On Covers Album, New Video

Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta, in an interview with Synthesis Magazine, revealed plans for the first video from their upcoming covers album, "For The Lions", saying it will be like a mini-movie with horror themes. "For The Lions" will feature covers of songs by such acts as Metallica, Misfits, Judge, Cro-Mags, D.R.I, Negative Approach, Agnostic Front, Madball, Obituary, Sheer Terror and more when it sees a release through Koch Records later this year. To hear the whole story, go here.

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Know The Score Seeks New Guitarist

Floridian hardcore band Know The Score is currently in search of a second guitar player. Candidates should be able to write, must own professional gear, must have transportation, and must be able to tour for "short stints." Interested parties should contact the band via their MySpace page.

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Austrian Death Machine Posts First Song Online

Austrian Death Machine, the Arnold Schwarzenegger tribute/parody metalcore band featuring As I Lay Dying's Tim Lambesis, has released their first full song online on their MySpace page, "If it Bleeds, We Can Kill It." Austrian Death Machine will be releasing their debut album, "Total Brutal," via Metal Blade Records on July 22nd.

There was an extensive posting made about the new single on their MySpace blog (including lyrics):

"Today Austrian Death Machine released the first single off their eagerly awaited debut Total Brutal. The track, 'If it Bleeds, We Can Kill It,' features the voice of Ahhnold as Dutch from the movie Predator screaming back and forth with the Predator himself! 'In the first verse Ahhnold is talking trash about how he's going to take Predator down, but in the second verse Predator comes back spittin' his evil game. This is the classic struggle of good and evil but with way bigger muscles and more brutal double bass. In fact, I think it's the breakdown about 1/2 way through the song that crushes Predator's evil once and for all' comments band member Tim Lambesis.

"One could not pick a better track for the first single off Total Brutal. Mainly because Predator is one of the best movies ever made in the history of man and received a countless amount of awards at the 1987 Oscars (Best Actor Ever, Best Chest Explosion, Best Use of Chameleon-like Camouflage to Kill as Many People as You Can, Cast Most Likely To Go On To Be Governors, etc). Or at least we think it did. And if it didn't then it should have seeing as Ahhnold once again saved the world, this time from aliens who wanted nothing more than to peel the skin off our bodies and make trophies out of our skulls.

"Here's what front-man Ahhnold had to say about the band's first single: 'Most bands put all of their good songs first. Instead I decided to release track 15 first to prove that this album is Total Brutal from start to finish. If you like this song, then get ready for 17 tracks of punishing brutality when the CD finally hits.... or when I hit you in the face for not buying it. Whichever happens first, at least we know things only get better from here.'"

Read the full article at Austrian Death Machine's MySpace Blog.

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