Metal News for July 1, 2004
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9 news articles posted on this day.
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have just been confirmed as direct support for SLAYER on the Fall edition of this years JAGERMUSIC 2004 tour. The tour will kick off October 13th and run through the end of November. Dates, cities, venues, etc. are all TBA.
However, fans will be able to catch the band before October when they kick off a tour with FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES, 18 VISIONS and 36 CRAZYFISTS this August. FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES will be acting as direct support, with 18 VISIONS and labelmates 36 CRAZYFISTS acting as extra billing. 36 CRAZYFISTS will open all shows, and the tour is expected to run from August 13th through September 25th.
Beatallica have added a gig to their mini-tour and will be playing in Cleveland at the Hi-Fi Club on August 7.
The Finnish melodic extreme metal band Gloria Morti will releases their debut "Lifestream Corrosion" through the Japanese label World Chaos Productions. Firebox Records has licensed the album for the Scandinavian market. The tentative Scandinavian release date is late September 2004. More info & downloads at gloriamorti.cjb.net.
Iron Savior has been confirmed to headline the Agglutination Festival in Chiaromonte, South Italy. The festival takes place on the 12th of August.
Dokken has posted a new e-card featuring 4 of the 12 tracks from their upcoming album 'Hell To Pay', to be released July 12 in Europe and July 13 in North America. You can listen to 'Escape', 'Don't Bring Me Down', 'Prozak Nation' and 'Care For You' right here.
Re:Ignition (featuring Steev Esquivel and Snake of Skinlab fame) have posted three songs from their new demo online, which they recorded recently at the Trident Studios in Concord, California with Juan Urteaga (40 Grit, Cattle Decapitation) producing. You can find them at the project's official website www.reignitionmusic.com.
As we revealed a few weeks ago here, it's now official, DOG FASHION DISCO have signed to Artemis Records. In a public statement, manager Derek Brewer confirmed the multi-album deal with the label.
"We just wanted to say thank you to EVERYONE in TheMushroomCult that has supported all these years. Things have been a little bumpy along the way with everything that we dealt with but this new deal definitely breathes fresh new air into the group mentally and creatively. We could not have done this without your support and we CANNOT wait to keep on doing what we do...
The band is currently working hard on an as-of-yet untitled LIVE CD/DVD. It will be released in the near future through Artemis Records. Thanks to everyone that attended the sold out live CD/DVD recording at Fletcher's in Baltimore. It was one of the best DFD shows yet. We had fans travel from all over the US to attend the show and to those who witnessed the event knew how intense it was. For those of you that could not attend you will be able to hear and see the whole show/party that night once the CD/DVD is released."
Expect a brand new album in early Spring of 2005. In the meantime, you can catch DOG FASHION DISCO (not DFD!) at the following dates, as part of the 'Deja Zoo Tour' with TUB RING, BAD ACID TRIP and local openers:
August 12 - Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
August 14 - Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
August 16 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
August 17 - Toronto, Canada @ Club Rockit
August 19 - Montreal, Canada @ Foufounes Electriques
August 20 - Orono, ME @ Ushuaia
August 21 - Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt
August 22 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
August 23 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
August 28 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
September 1 - Houston, TX @ Fat Cats
September 2 - San Antonio, TX @ The Sanctuary
September 3 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
September 9 - St. Louis, MO @ Creepy Crawl
September 10 - Bloomington, IN @ Rhino's
September 11 - Grand Rapids, MI @ End of the World Café
The promoters of the German-based BANG YOUR HEAD FESTIVAL have issued this statement regarding an incident with the band TESTAMENT on Saturday:
Many visitors were annoyed as the show of Bay Area-Thrashers Testament found a sudden end on the Saturday of this year's Bang Your Head and the amps were turned off while the band was still playing. Unfortunately, certain unpleasant circumstances left no other choice left for us.
The background information: The band had overrun their stage schedule by far. Before Testament started their changeover and their soundcheck, there had been a delay on stage of abour 10 minutes, that had been caused by other bands. We asked the responsible tour manager and the band's sound technician to do the soundcheck as quickly as possible in order to try to make up at least some of the lost time. Unfortunately, our call was unheard and the soundcheck took an awfully lot of time. That wasn't all, though. After everything was finally checked and prepared, the sound technician hit the road to the PA tower. On arrvial, he noticed he had forgotten something and went all the way back to the stage - through the audience! When he arrived at the tower a second time, Testament had used twice as much time for the changeover than scheduled (40 instead of 20 minutes). Therefore, the overall delay had summarized to more than 30 minutes. Unfortunately, we do have strict curfew set up by the city of Balingen saying that the headliner's show has to end at 11 PM. ICED EARTH agreed to shorten their set by two songs and we told TESTAMENT'S tour manager that his band has to shorten its set as well. He was supposed to inform the band about that - but he actually just wouldn't do [it]. Though he shared the stage with the guys and we asked him several times to deliver the important information to the band, he kept on ignoring our request [and] didn't pass anything forward to Chuck Billy and the guys, resulting the band to play on and on. Finally, we had no other choice left than to put the most unpleasant and unpopular end to the show and pull the plug. We feel very sorry for the fans of Testament and the band itself. Everything could have gone less unpleasant if there had been just a bit more professional and cooperative attitude on the part of the band's tour manager and sound technician.
National Noise magazine is offering fans a chance to win an autographed Zakk Wylde Dunlop pedal. For more information, click here.
Wylde's BLACK LABEL SOCIETY will be featured on the Ozzfest main stage starting July 10 in Hartford, Connecticut and will continue for 26 shows. Joining BLS is the much-anticipated JUDAS PRIEST reunion, the original BLACK SABBATH, metal titans SLAYER, Norwegian black metal maniacs DIMMU BORGIR, and SUPERJOINT RITUAL (featuring Phil Anselmo of PANTERA).