Metal News for July 1, 2005
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17 news articles posted on this day.
After spending the last few years as a successful producer in Los Angeles, former ANTHRAX/ZAKK WYLDE/WHITE LION drummer Greg D'Angelo (or "GD3", as he's now known) has joined ANTIPRODUCT as permanent replacement for ailing drummer Simon the Gonk.
ANTIPRODUCT are continuing work on recordings at Albert Studios (AC/DC, BREED 77) with famed producer Ray McVeigh (PERRY FARRELL, THE PROFESSIONALS, DANZIG) for a late summer release. "This is the first time we've ever been able to spend time recording in a real studio rather than counting change and breaking piggy banks to finish tracking!" states singer A. Product. "It sounds unlike anything we've ever done."
According to the web site of the B.B. King's Blues Club in New York City, British heavy metal legends SAXON are scheduled to perform at the venue on Tuesday November 1, 2005. Two days later, on Thursday November 3, 2005, SAXON are scheduled to play the Jaxx nightclub in West Springfield, Virginia. Support at the Jaxx show will come from long-running American metallers BLACK WIDOW.
SAXON were originally slated to embark on a U.S. tour in May but ended up cancelling the dates as a result of frontman Biff Byford wanting to stay by his family's side after suffering a major loss in February when his house in the Normandie area of France burned down. In that incident, Biff, his wife and their children got out of the house at the very last minute and nobody was hurt.
Australia's I Killed The Prom Queen will head to Sweden in August and September to record a new album. Tracking will take place at Studio Fredman in Gotenborg, Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordstrom (At The Gates). According to vocalist Michael Crafter, "We are really excited to be going to Sweden... Fredrik has done some amazing stuff from At The Gates, Soilwork, In Flames and tons of great metal bands." The album is expected hit streets this winter via an undisclosed label.
South Carolina's Through The Eyes Of The Dead, who signed with Prosthetic Records two months ago, are now looking for a new drummer and bassist. The group recently lost the services of Dayton Cantley (drums) and Jeff Springs (bass) due to "personal reasons." Both candidates must own professional equipment and be willing to tour consistently. Send an email to email@example.com for more information.
Livermore, CA band House Of Atreus has officially signed with Undecided Records. Formerly known as Primal Scream Therapy, the group is described in this manner: "drawing from a broad range of influences from death metal to rock, House Of Atreus create a unique sound that skirts fitting within the 'metalcore' sound." The band's debut full-length will be available in early-2006. However, in the meantime you can check out some of their material here.
Green Carnation, the Norwegian band featuring Tchort (a.k.a. Terje Vik Schei; Blood Red Throne, ex-Emperor, Satyricon, Einherjer), are currently at Brown Sound Studios working on their first acoustic album, tentatively titled "The Acoustic Verses." The CD will celebrate the band's 15th anniversary and will be released as a limited two-disc edition, featuring lots of exclusive material from the history of the band and its members. The album will be issued later in the year through Sublife Productions, the new label of Tchort and Kjetil Nordhus. Sublife Productions will also work as the management and booking company for Green Carnation, Blood Red Throne and Carpathian Forest. Other releases through Sublife Productions will see the light of day next year.
Tchort had the following to say about Sublife Productions:
In addition of the acoustic album featuring only new songs written for the album exclusively and cover songs, We have some releases lined up for next year, that makes us really excited about the whole Sublife thing. Some of these releases will blow people away and set new standards in music, but we also have some very interesting historical documentary coming up on DVD, that we hope to land a deal on.
Regarding the search for a new record deal, Tchort said, "Some of the key terms in a new contract will be tour support, a studio budget that will allow us to make the best out of the album and distribution."
For more information, visit www.greencarnation.no.
Roadrunner Records has confirmed that the follow tracklisting for Within Temptation's forthcoming album "The Silent Force."
The release will be available as a regular CD, and as a Limited edition Digipack with DVD.
The tracklistings are as follows:
Chart Attack reports:
"It's the perfect time to be Gwar," says vocalist Oderous Urungus after giving this Chart hack a ritual chewing-out for being yet another stupid human. "We're leaner, we're meaner, we're heavier, we're just as fucked up and funny — the gore effects are WAY sicker."
Know what the scary part is? He's right. High on the success of their latest album War Party, Gwar are doing better than ever. They're finally receiving recognition for their efforts as entertainers and musicians, they're featured as the coveted "halftime entertainment" on this summer's Sounds Of The Underground Tour metal festival and, most importantly, they're actually writing good records again. Maybe they're going to stand the test of time.
"What the fuck did you expect?" challenges Urungus. "There are scary clown bands everywhere that seem to be dying out now and Gwar is as mighty as ever. We withstood the assault of the poseur clown bands and we're accepted as the sickest, most underground, coolest thing in rock 'n' roll today and it's because we're the voice of reason."
Read the full article at Chart Attack.
The cover artwork for Children of Bodom's upcoming single, "In Your Face," has been posted on Scythes-of-Bodom.com.
"In Your Face" tracklisting:
1. In Your Face
2. Surprise Track
3. In Your Face (censored version)
"In Your Face" is due out August 17. Children of Bodom's next album, "Are You Dead Yet?", will be released in Finland on September 14 and internationally on September 19
In other news, all previous Children of Bodom singles have achieved gold in Finland:
Children of Bodom - 5300 copies (1998)
Downfall - 6000 copies (1999)
Hate Me! - 10,400 copies (2000)
You're Better Off Dead! - 6700 copies (2002)
Trashed, Lost & Strungout - 6831 copies (2004)
Canoe reports that Motley Crue drummer, Tommy Lee, has signed with the independent Canadian label 604 Records.
Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger, who is part owner of 604 Records, said: "I have been a big fan of Tommy, and Motley Crue for many years, and never dreamt that I would get to write a song with Tommy Lee, let alone release his album on my label.
"Everyone at 604 Records is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with an artist of Tommy Lee's stature."
Lee's new solo album, "Tommyland: The Ride," will be released through Universal Music Canada on Aug. 9.
"Tommyland: The Ride," Lee's third solo recording, will be released in conjunction with his new reality show, Tommy Lee Goes to College, which is being carried by CTV beginning Aug. 16.
The album features guest performances by Chad Kroeger, Carl Bell of Fuel, Deryck Whibley of Sum 41, Butch Walker, Joel Madden of Good Charlotte, and Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys
Dark Tranquillity has posted this message on their official website:
Those of you attending the Evolution festival in Italy on the 16th of July should note that we're onstage VERY early: 12:00-13:30. We were originally scheduled to play right before headliners Nightwish, but the fact that we're doing the Ilosaarirock festival in Finland the following day unfortunately means that moving the slot is the only solution (apart from cancelling one of the festivals, which naturally wasn't an option).
So - make sure to show up in time to make the first breakfast gig in D.T.'s history a special event!
Graspop and Fury fest last weekend went really well - thanks to all of you maniacs for the support!
Glen "Pete" Jewell, former lead singer for late '90s prog rock band THE QUIET ROOM, passed away Saturday, June 25. Pete recorded "Reconceive" with the band in 2000, right before leaving the band permanently. THE QUIET ROOM was signed to Metal Blade Records and released two albums.
Pete, who reportedly committed suicide at his home, leaves behind a 5-year-old son, Tanner Dez Jewell. A memorial service will be held in Denver, Colorado and will be announced soon. A funeral fund for Pete and his son have been set up. Any donations are appreciated. There will also be a benefit concert held in Denver, Colorado.
The Glen Jewell Funeral Fund (Pete)
2990 S Peoria St
Aurora, Co 80014
acct # 103675494076
Tanner Dez Jewell Fund
2990 S Peoria St
Aurora, Co 80014
acct # 203682559612
Norwegian cult black metallers KHOLD have inked a deal with Tabu Recordings. The group are currently completing work on their fourth album, tentaively due in October.
KHOLD's third album, "Morke Gravers Kammer", was released last year via Candlelight Records.
Recorded in Norway and completed following the band's 2003 European tour with SATYRICON, "Morke Gravers Kammer" (The Gravediggers Dark Chamber) was previously described as "an eclectic collection of fast and mid-tempo tracks that features the Oslo-based band's simple yet commanding take on the extreme style." The album featured artwork by illustrious Norwegian photographer Marcel Leliënhof, who also directed the band's video for the track "Dod".
Lenita Powers of the Reno Gazette-Journal has issued the following report:
Fifteen years ago, Reno became the focus of a high-profile lawsuit that charged the British heavy metal group JUDAS PRIEST with hiding subliminal messages in its music that led to the deaths of two fans.
As JUDAS PRIEST returns to perform tonight in Reno, those who took part in a courtroom drama that became the focus of international attention recalled the complex case that still generates calls from law students.
Other lawsuits at that time sought damages because of violent lyrics in music, but the JUDAS PRIEST case was one of the first to claim that subliminal messages hidden behind those lyrics caused the deaths of two young men.
"It was the first time there had been a judicial determination of whether subliminal messages were or were not protected speech under the First Amendment," former Washoe District Judge Jerry Whitehead said this week.
Whitehead, who heard the case after the lawyers agreed not to have the civil suit decided by a jury, ruled it was not. More...
Read the full article at RGJ.com.
Sevendust have tapped the track "Ugly" as the first single from their forthcoming new outing "Next". The track is set to impact at radio on August 09th, while "Next" will see a release through 7Bros./Winedark/Universal on October 11th. You can read more on the album here.
In Flames have set a July 21st North American release date via Nuclear Blast for their "Used And Abused... In Live We Trust" DVD effort. The set will also see a limited edition release on the same day that contains 2 DVD's, 2 CD's and a 48 page booklet. In other In Flames news, the band will be releasing an "Ozzfest" edition of their latest album "Soundtrack To Your Escape" for their stint on this years "Ozzfest" tour. The new version of the outing will only be available at the FYE booth on the tour and will come with a bonus DVD that features the following track list:
01 - "The Quiet Place" (Video)
02 - "Touch Of Red" (Video)
03 - "System" (Live In Wacken 2003)
04 - "Trigger" (Live In Wacken 2003)
05 - "Studioreport Clip From The Quiet Place Single"
The bands new album "Come Clarity" is expected out later this year
Initial stops have been revealed for Throwdown's run with Remembering Never, The Agony Scene and Sinai Beach, here's the schedule so far:
August 05th Memphis, TN - The Complex
August 15th Kansas City, MO - El Torreon
August 16th Springfield, MO - Rockwell
August 18th Rockford, IL - Forest Hills Lodge
August 19th Indianapolis, IN - Emerson Theatre
August 23rd Erie, PA - Forward Hall
August 24th Syracuse, NY - Club Tundra
August 25th Latham, NY - Saratoga Winners
August 26th Hamden, CT - Elks Lodge
August 27th Farmingdale, NY - Downtown
August 29th Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
September 04th Lubbock, TX - Jake's Sports Cafe