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Metal News for August 7, 2011

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Sunday Old School: David Lee Roth

Six chart topping albums as one of the biggest bands in the world (Van Halen), a messy break-up, and a rumored reunion? NO, that is a different story. Today, a look at the paramedic, talk-radio host, and one of the biggest personalities from eighties rock and roll. This is the story of David Lee Roth, the solo artist years.

The founder of the “It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you good you look” club, solo Dave begins before his years with Van Halen officially ended, when he released Crazy from The Heat. Most notably the EP contained two covers, “California Girls” and “Just a Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody”, both would generate moderate success due to Roth’s humorous videos that included Dave in a fat suit, extremely beautiful women, and either monkeys or little people, or in some cases both.

After the famous split Dave teamed up with guitarist Steve Vai, bassist Billy Sheehan, Jesse Harms on keyboards, and drummer Gregg Bissonette for what would be his first initial solo record, Eat’em and Smile. No one needed a hit more than Diamond Dave, and he didn’t disappoint. The lead single, “Yankee Rose” was a rocker accompanied by a video with the famous line: “I’ll take a glazed doughnut and a bottle of anything, to go.” The videos for “Yankee Rose” and “Goin’ Crazy” may be the definitive height of the spandex era thanks to Roth’s numerous costume changes, most incorporating spandex with thongs worn on the outside. Eat’em and Smile was a well balanced album with rockers like “Shy Boy” as well as the “slow it down and show Dave’s seductive side” with “Ladies Nite in Buffalo?”. There’s even a cover of “That’s Life”, displaying Roth’s show biz nature, a side only he has been able to portray without coming off too corny, or cheesy, or both. More...

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Mychildren Mybride To Tour Australia

Christian metalcore act Mychildren Mybride has announced that it will be heading overseas to Australia next month a large run of dates in that country. You check out the announced dates, cities and venues below. Support acts are to be announced at a later date.

09/15 Brisbane, AUS – Boys & Girls
09/16 Brisbane, AUS – Eagleby Community Hall
09/17 Sutherland, AUS – St. Johns Hall early show
09/17 Sydney, AUS – Bald Faced Stag
09/18 Wyong, AUS – Oasis Youth Centre
09/19 Orange, AUS – NLCC
09/21 Bendigo, AUS – Musicman Megastore
09/22 Mt. Gambier, AUS – The Old Gaol
09/23 Adelaide, AUS – Fowlers Live
09/24 Melbourne, AUS – East Brunswick Club
09/25 Melbourne, AUS – Phoenix Youth Centre

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The World We Knew To Embark On U.S. Tour

The World We Knew has revealed the dates for its upcoming tour of the eastern United States. The band will be touring in support of its forthcoming new album "Death Dealer" which is currently set for an August 30th release date. You can check out the full list of dates, cities and venues below.

08/12 Warren, NJ – American Legion Post 293
08/13 Havelock, NC – Flyers 101
08/14 Charleston, SC – Jimbos Rock Lounge
08/15 Marietta, GA – Swayze’s
08/16 Columbus, GA – Gallery 13
08/18 Tampa, FL – Transitions Art Gallery
08/20 Jacksonville, FL – Brewsters Pit
08/21 Panama City, FL – A&M Theater
08/22 Bessemer, AL – Regenerate Venue
08/23 Florence, AL – Seven Points Sound
08/24 Evansville, IN – The Hatch
08/25 Dayton, OH – The Attic
08/26 Whitesburg, KY – Letcher County Tourism Building
08/27 Crofton, MD – The Macc
08/28 Philadelphia, PA – The Barnaby
08/30 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Loft
08/31 Albany, NY – Bogies
09/01 Portland, ME – Deering Grange Hall
09/02 Manchester, NH – Rocko’s
09/03 Farmingdale, NY – The Crazy Donkey
09/04 Wilkes-Barre, PA – Redwood Art Space

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GWAR Announces North American Tour Dates

Shock-thrashers GWAR have revealed the dates for their upcoming North American "Return Of The Maggot Tour." Support on the trek is set to come from Every Time I Die, Ghoul, and Warbeast. You can check out the full list of dates, cities and venues below.

10/18 Charlotte, NC – Amos Southend
10/19 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
10/20 Washington DC – 9:30 Club
10/21 Worcester, MA – Palladium
10/22 Albany, NY – Northern Lights
10/23 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
10/24 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
10/25 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Hall
10/26 Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
10/28 Milwaukee, WI – Rave
10/29 Detroit, MI – Harpos
10/30 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
10/31 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
11/01 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
11/02 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
11/04 Edmonton, AB – Events Center
11/05 Calgary, AB – Macewan Ballroom
11/07 Vancouver, BC – Commodore
11/08 Seattle,WA – Showbox
11/09 Portland, OR – Roseland
11/11 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Grand
11/12 Los Angeles, CA – House Of Blues
11/13 Pomona, CA – Glasshouse
11/15 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre
11/16 Denver, CO – Summit Theater
11/18 Austin, TX – East Side Drive In
11/19 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
11/20 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
11/21 New Orleans, LA – The Hanger
11/22 Atlanta,GA – Masquerade
11/23 Tampa, FL – Green Iguana Stadium
11/25 Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theater
11/26 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
11/27 New Haven, CT – Toads Place

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The Empire Shall Fall Posts Studio Clip Online

The Empire Shall Fall has posted a new studio clip online. The video features the band recording for its forthcoming new EP "Volume 1: Solar Plexus" which is planned for a late fall release. You can check out the footage using the player provided below.

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Body Count Releases "The Gears Of War"

A new track from veteran rap metallers Body Count, who feature rapper and actor Ice-T in its ranks, has made its way online. The track was penned for the upcoming Gears of War 3 video game release in which Ice-T will also appear as a playable character by the name of Griffin. You can check out the song below.

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Revocation Performs New Song Live

New live footage has made its way online that includes Revocation performing a track from its forthcoming new album "Chaos of Forms." 'Chaos Of Forms" is set for an August 16th release date through Relapse Records. You can check out the band performing the track "Conjuring the Cataclysm" in the player below.

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Cobwebs Of Deception Releases Album For Free

Reverend John Hex from Cobwebs of Deception has issued the following update about offering the band's "Malevolent Spirit" release as a free download:

"Cobwebs of Deception's Malevolent Spirit CD has been released online for free download. We want to establish our sound and spread our black wings in the underground scene. We want you to burn it and spread it like a disease!"

Head over here to download "Malevolent Spirit," or you can also check out the new song "The Burden of Flesh" in the player below. More...

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Six Reasons To Kill Added To "Lux Mundi" Tour

Six Reasons to Kill has been added on to the "Lux Mundi" European tour with Swiss metal act Samael and Norway's Keep of Kalessin. The details on the dates and venues for the shows are as follows:

21.09.2011 (GER) Darmstadt / Steinbruch Theater
22.09.2011 (GER) Bochum / Matrix
23.09.2011 (HOL) Dordrecht / Bibelot
24.09.2011 (BEL) Charleroi / Le Coliseum
25.09.2011 (HOL) Nijmegen / Doornroosje
27.09.2011 (FR) Macon / Cavazik
28.09.2011 (FR) Colmar / Grillen
29.09.2011 (GER ) Cottbus / Gladhaus
30.09.2011 (HOL) Groningen / Vera
01.10.2011 (FR) Rennes / Antipode
02.10.2011 (FR) Paris / La Machine
03.10.2011 (FR) Toulouse / Ramier
05.10.2011 (POR) Porto / Hard Club
06.10.2011 (POR) Lisbon / Cineteatro de Corroios
07.10.2011 (SP) Madrid / Caracol
08.10.2011 (SP) Valencia / Durango
09.10.2011 (SP) Barcelona / Salamandra 1

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Hell Posts "Human Remains" Tour Trailer

Hell is set to hit the road soon for tour dates and festival appearances in support of the band's new album "Human Remains." To give fans a taste of what to except from Hell, the band has posted a teaser trailer online for the upcoming live shows. You can check out the clip below.

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Bal-Sagoth To Re-Issue Earlier Albums

U.K. based fantasy metal band Bal-Sagoth has checked in with the following announcement about re-releasing two earlier albums and launching a CD version of the band's 1993 demo:

"A new Bal-Sagoth t-shirt design will available soon from Razamataz! 'The Power Cosmic' and 'Atlantis Ascendant' will be re-released this year in limited edition digipack formats with expanded lyric booklets! More info soon!

"Watch for news of the limited edition CD release of the original 1993 Bal-Sagoth demo with exclusive features!"

You can also check out Bal-Sagoth's music by heading over to the band's MySpace page.

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Ministry To Reunite For Wacken 2012

The organizers of Germany's most famous heavy metal festival, Wacken Open Air, have announced the first batch of names for next year's edition of the event, the most surprising of which is Ministry, the American industrial metal band which disbanded 2008.

More information on Ministry's return will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

Also confirmed for next year's Wacken festival are German hard rock legends, Scorpions, as well as Amon Amarth, Cradle Of Filth, Hammerfall, Gamma Ray and U.D.O. The festival will take place from August 2nd - August 4th.

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