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Metal News for April 10, 2008

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27 news articles posted on this day.

16 Cancels April Tour, Plans Reissue

Hardcore/metal band and At A Loss Recording artist 16 had to cancel their April tour. The good news is their album "Zoloft Smile" will be reissued. Expect deluxe digipack packaging and unreleased songs from the "Zoloft Smile" sessions.

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Stinking Lizaveta Announces Latest Tour Dates

Stinking Lizaveta will be touring with The Sword and Torche in May in addition to a few other scattered tour dates. Here are the latest dates:

Just Stinking Lizaveta:
Tues. May 6th Knoxville TN @ The Pilot Light

Stinking Lizaveta with Torche:
Weds May 7th ,Little Rock AR @ Downtown Music
Thursday May 8th Austin TX @ Emo’s Alternative Lounge

Stinking Lizaveta with The Sword and Torche:
Fri. May 9th Ft. Worth TX @ Lola’s
Sat. May 10th Memphis TN @ Hi Tone
Sun May 11th Nashville TN @ Exit/In
Mon. May 12th Covington KY @ The Mad Hatter
Tues May 13th Detroit MI @ The Magic Stick
Weds May 14th Columbus OH @ Ravari Room
Thurs. May 15th Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
Fri. May 16th Philadelphia PA @ First Unitarian Church
Sat. May 17th of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY @ Music Hall
Sun May 18th Cambridge MA @ Middle East Downstairs
Tues. May 20th Raleigh NC @ Lincoln Theater
Weds May 21st Savannah GA @ The Jinx
Thurs. May 22nd Tallahassee, FL @ The Beta Bar
Fri. May 23rd Gainesville, FL @ Common Grounds
Sat. May 24th Orlando FL @ The Social
Sunday May 25thS t. Petersburg FL @ State Theatre
Monday May 26th Atlanta GA @ Lenny’s |
Tues. May 27th Birmingham AL @ The Bottletree
Weds. May 28th Baton Rouge LA @ Spanish Moon
Thurs. May 29th Houston TX @ Rudyards

Stinking Lizaveta with Torche:
Friday, May 30th, 2008 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks

Just Stinking Lizaveta:
Sat. May 31st Athens GA @ Caledonia Lounge
Sunday, June 1st Charlotte NC @ The Milestone
Monday June 2nd Richmond VA @ Alley Katz

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Across Tundras Signs To Forgotten Empire

Forgotten Empire Records has announced plans to release a new full-length album from Across Tundras late this summer. Across Tundras has previously released material with Crucial Blast Records, Saw Her Ghost Records, and Feeling Faint Productions. Forgotten Empire comments:

"We are very excited to be working with them on their new and currently untitled record. The recording is being finished up as we speak just west of the Continental Divide in the heart of the Rocky Mountains."

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Boris Set To Tour Europe

Boris will soon be heading to Europe in support of the forthcoming album, “Smile,” to be released on Southern Lord in a few weeks. Here are the latest tour dates:

Sat 19/4 Nl Tilburg Roadburn Festival w/Celtic Frost, Wolves In The Throne Room
Sun 20/4 Uk Bristol The Cooler w/ Growing
Mon 21/4 Uk Manchester The Ruby Lounge w/ Growing
Tue 22/4 Uk Birmingham Medicine Bar w/ Growing
Wed 23/4 Uk London Ulu w/Growing
Thu 24/4 Nl Nijmegen Doornroosje w/ Growing
Fri 25/4 De Bielefeld AJZ w/ Growing
Sat 26/4 Dk Copenhagen Loppen w/ Growing
Sun 27/4 Dk Aarhus Voxhall w/ Growing
Mon 28/4 Se Gothenburg Sticky Fingers w/ Growing
Tue 29/4 No Oslo John Dee w/ Growing
Wed 30/4 Se Stockholm Kagelbanan w/ Growing
Fri 2/5 Fin Helsinki Tavastia w/ Growing
Sat 3/5 Fin Turku Klubi w/ Growing
Tue 6/5 De Leipzig UT Connewitz w/ Growing
Wed 7/5 De Berlin Magnet Club w/ Growing
Thu 8/5 Pl Wroclaw Firlej w/ Growing
Fri 9/5 Cz Prague Palac Akropolis w/ Growing
Sat 10/5 Hu Budapest Voros Yuk w/ Growing
Sun 11/5 At Vienna Szene w/ Growing
Mon 12/5 De Munich Feierwerk w/ Growing
Tue 13/5 At Innsbruck Pmk w/ Growing
Wed 14/5 It Milan Music Drome w/ Growing
Thu 15/5 It Rome Circolo Degli Artisti w/ Growing
Fri 16/5 It Ravenna Bronson w/ Growing
Sun 18/5 Ch Winterthur Salzhaus w/ Growing
Mon 19/5 De Stuttgart Club Schocken w/ Growing
Tue 20/5 Be Brussels Ancienne Belgique w/Growing
Wed 21/5 Fr Paris Nouveau Casino w/ Growing
Thu 22/5 Fr Nantes Olympic w/ Growing
Fri 23/5 Fr Poitiers Le Confort Moderne w/ Growing
Sat 24/5 Fr Toulouse Vents du Sud w/ Growing
Mon 26/5 Pt Porto Porto-Rio w/ Growing
Tue 27/5 Pt Lisbon ZDB w/ Growing
Thu 29/5 Es Barcelona Primavera Sound Festival w/Explosions In The Sky
Fri 30/5 Fr Clermont Ferrand La Cooperative de Mai w/ Growing
Sat 31/5 Ch Dudingen Kilbi Festival w/ Cat Power

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Knights of the Abyss Signs To Ferret Music

Ferret Music has officially signed Glendale, Arizona metal band Knights Of The Abyss. The group recently finished recording their Ferret debut with mixing handled by Andreas Magnusson (The Black Dahlia Murder) and mastering from Alan Douches of West West Side Music. The effort, titled "Shades," will hit stores on June 24th. In the interim, you can listen to a song from the album on the bands MySpace page.

Singer Mike Manheimer comments on their deal with Ferret: "We are very excited for what is to come and couldn’t be happier about working with a label such as Ferret that is always growing from integrity and hard work; not to mention an amazing track record."

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New Atreyu Song Posted on Nonelouder

You can now head over to Nonelouder and check out the new Atreyu song, "The Squeeze." It comes off the special edition of "Lead Paper Sails Anchor 2.0," which will be available as a special CDVU on April 22nd. The newly enhanced version comes packed with three new songs, 10 video clips, tons of never before seen photos, and a digital booklet.

Atreyu will be touring this summer as part of the Projekt Revolution tour.

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Pelican Plans In-Store Performances

As they head out west to begin their tour with Thrice and Circa Survive, Pelican will be stopping in Omaha, NE for an in-store performance at Homers Music Orchard Plaza on Saturday April 12th. more info can be found at www.homersmusic.com.

In addition, they will be doing a second in-store performance the following day, Sunday April 13th in Denver, CO at Twist & Shout at 4pm. info on this one can be attained from www.twistandshout.com.

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Iced Earth Confirm Judas Priest Opening Slots

While hard at work on their new album, ICED EARTH are announcing more dates for what is shaping up to be a very busy summer. On top of performing at festivals across Europe, the band has just accepted to be special guest to JUDAS PRIEST in Holland, Germany and Switzerland. The updated Iced Earth tour schedule is as follows:

MAY.02.2008 : CHIGAGO POWERFEST, Mokena, Illinois - USA
MAY.09.2008 : CENTRE DE FOIRE, Quebec City - Canada
MAY.11.2008 : ROCK HARD, Germany
JUN.21.2008 : HELLFEST, France
JUN.27.2008 : BANG YOUR HEAD, Germany
JUN.28.2008 : GRASPOP, Belgium
JUN.29.2008 : GODS OF METAL, Italy
JUL.05.2008 : METAL CAMP, Slovenia
SEP.27.2008 : PROGPOWER USA, Atlanta, Georgia - USA

ICED EARTH have recently welcomed singer MATT BARLOW back into the fold and are slated to release the EP "I WALK AMONG YOU" worldwide via SPV in June.

The release dates are as follows:

Germany – June 6th
Europe – June 9th
North America – June 10th

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Black Rose Finishes New Demo, New Songs Online

Black Rose has just finished a new demo, which is part of a bunch of tunes to be released as an album later this year. These are the first recordings made by the band in nearly 20 years.

Four of the new songs can now be heard at the bands myspace site.

Black Rose recently had a 15 track compilation CD called called "Bright Lights Burnin," which features some of their 80’s material, released on Majestic Rock Records. "Bright Lights Burnin" is available now from various internet music sites such as Amazon, CD universe, CD Now etc.

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Judas Priest Announce "Nostradamus" Release Date

The highly anticipated new album from metal gods Judas Priest "Nostradamus" has finally been given a release date. The album will be released, both as a standard CD and a Deluxe version on June 13th in Europe. This will probably mean a June 14th release in the U.S.A.

The album contains 18 songs and clocks in at over an hour and a half according to guitarist K.K. Downing.

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Pulling Teeth Live Set Online For Free Download

Deathwish has released a new live album online for free download, "Deathwish Live Series 03: Pulling Teeth @ Sound & Fury 2007." Here's the label's announcement:

"The Deathwish Live Series is a series of FREE live recordings of Deathwish/Malfunction affiliated artists. These recordings are from a variety of sources: Radio shows, official live recordings, bootlegs, and more. We are giving these recordings away as a thank you to the listeners who continue to support independent music. If you dig what you hear, please support these artists by seeing them live and by purchasing their releases and apparel in the DW Estore @ www.deathwishinc.com.

"Deathwish Live Series 03 features Pulling Teeth performing an amazing set @ Sound & Fury Festival 2K7. In this set Pulling Teeth rip through songs from both their "Vicious Skin" and "Martyr Immortal" albums. They also unleash a great cover of one of the greatest metal bands of all time.

"This release also kicks off the "Sound & Fury" Editions of our DW Live Series. The "Sound & Fury" Editions are made up of professional soundboard recordings from the 2K7 Sound & Fury Festival in CA. Look for more "Sound & Fury" Editions to be released via Deathwish leading up to this year’s event.

You can download "Deathwish Live Series 03: Pulling Teeth @ Sound & Fury 2K7" here.

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Psychostick and Look What I Did Tour Dates

Psychostick will be joining Look What I Did and Powerglove on the road for the "Terrible Shirt Tour," dates for which are as follows:

May 17th Tulsa, OK - Crush Lounge
May 18th Oklahoma City, OK - Big Papas Pour House
May 20th Fort Worth, TX - Ridglea Theater
May 21st Corpus Christi, TX - The Compound
May 22nd Houston, TX - Fitzgeralds
May 23rd Baton Rouge, LA - The Darkroom
May 24th Columbus, GA - Soho Bar and Grill
May 25th Atlanta, GA - Three Bears Cafe
May 28th Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits
May 29th New Port Richey, FL - Bourbon Street
May 30th Orlando, FL - The Haven
May 31st Miami, FL - The Talent Farm
June 01st Melbourne, FL - The Metro
June 03rd Chattanooga, TN - Club Fathom
June 04th Nashville, TN - The Muse
June 05th Charlotte, NC - The Underground
June 06th Fayetteville, NC - The Rock Shop
June 07th Hickory, NC - The Wizard Saloon
June 08th Harrisonburg, VA - Whitesel Music
June 10th Baltimore, MD - Black Hole
June 11th Providence, RI - Club Hell
June 12th Bedford, NH - Mark's Showplace
June 13th Boston, MA - Middle East
June 14th Syracuse, NY - Lost Horizon
June 15th Cleveland, OH - Jigsaw Saloon
June 17th Detroit, MI - The Token Lounge
June 18th Chillicothe, OH - Cardo's
June 19th Huntington, WV - Club Echo
June 20th Louisville, KY - Phoenix Hill Tavern
June 21st Fort Wayne, IN - Miss Q's
June 22nd Bloomington, IL - Paulie's
June 23rd Madison, WI - The Annex
June 25th Des Moines, IA - House Of Bricks
June 26th Fargo, ND - Red Raven
June 27th Superior, WI - Norms Beer and Brats
June 28th La Crosse, WI - The Warehouse
June 29th Omaha, NE - Glacier Omaha

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Ahoora's Self-Titled Album Gets Worldwide Release

Iranian metal band Ahoora's self-titled debut album is officially available worldwide via Real2Can Records. The British label released the album, two years after the band self-released the album. "Ahoora" was illegally published in February 2006 inside Iran. Due to some copyright issues, the artwork had to be redone for the international release.

"Ahoora" includes 53 minutes of music, divided into six songs:

1. Spiritual Creator
2. Beyond the Reasonable doubt of a Lunatic
3. Flock
4. The Child of Volcano
5. Tale of the Crimson Path
6. Ahoora (instrumental)

"Ahoora" is now available on Amazon and few other online record stores, both as an audio CD and downloadable MP3 album.

You can download an MP3 of the single "Spiritual Creator" here.

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Annihilator Frontman Posts Album Update

ANNIHILATOR mainman Jeff Waters has issued the following update:

"Lots going on but ya might not notice... sorry for being pretty absent from this cool site for so long. I spent all of 2005 on here everyday and putting that Killer contest together (which got pretty much ignored by most of the USA and Canadian metal media, except KNAC.com, the mighty Canadian BW&BK and a few other smaller metal sites). Incidentally, that Killer contest got over 32 million hits to our little site. And I did a little record I like to call my third favourite Annihilator CD Schizo Deluxe. The Metal CD did well for us overseas, as usual; not sure here or in the USA but at least there has been some attention! Fantastic players and Danko/Angela singing on the latest CD. An honour for me and they all seemed to think the same! Still no touring word for North America, trying, as usual. Awesome touring so far; have done something like 100 dates for this CD and looking forward to some more this summer. Masters Of Rock in the Czech Republic is going to rock. It was cool to play with Alexi Laiho (CHILDREN OF BODOM) and Corey Beaulieu (TRIVIUM) and then a shred-fest with Jeff Loomis in Japan. Recently did the MMD Festival in Athens, Greece; as usual, the Greeks know how to host a metal fest. Dave Padden has came a long way from a new singer to being the guitarist AND singer in the band. Pretty amazing job he has been doing, I must say, and the fans are 100% behind him. Did ya know he has been in the band longer than ANY Annihilator singer? Cool. We are working on our 13th studio CD and this will be Dave's fourth studio record with Annihilator. Sick! New guitars coming out from a new company; the RAN guitars I have are still some of the best-ever Flying Vees I have ever played however something pretty awesome is coming soon for myself re: guitars. Will keep you posted. And yes, they are Vees! The Laboga Waters/Annihilator amp is pretty evil, too. The three amps Dave and I used each for those 100 shows really with stood the test of the road. A lot of guitar players are using them now, after hearing these things! New CD coming along just delightfully. Something strange happened in the last few years in that I have started to really play guitar more than usual, thus giving me more than five times as many guitar riffs written on tour, in hotel rooms, on busses and at home in the studio. I have, for the first time since I started this band, around three CD's worth of material now. Ridiculous amounts of stuff but at least this could be exciting as I can pick the best material for the CD rather than writing ten for a record and using them all. So that means the new Annihilator CD should technically be three times better! HA! Ya never know! Dave wants to heavy the record up vocally this time but not so much in a "newer style" and not so much in an early '80's style. Should be interesting to hear what he has in mind. Drumming on the new CD is probably going to be done by our touring drummer Ryan Ahoff. He kicked ass on the ICED EARTH/Annihilator tour in Europe late last year. Bassist Dave Sheldon has also been fitting in well and playing like a madman on that tour, as well as in Greece. Dave S. is also a guitar player so that helps in this band, as a bass player! There is some cool footage form the Athens, Greece show on YouTube.com (below). A friend of mine just sent me a link to Human Insecticide; now that is a trip to see yourself play a song you wrote when you were 18, to 7500 people in Athens, when you are 43! Metal is my life and I love it! Thanks to all the fans that have kept this band alive, well and selling good record numbers, at least overseas. Our MySpace still amazes me everyday when young new fans from North America message us to tell us they had no idea we were out there and that they thought we had just released our FIRST CD! HA! Okay all; be good, healthy and have fun. I will be back here soon with some cool news and some video! Maybe more touring stuff, too. Thanks for hanging in!"

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New Deicide Album To Come With Free Patch

Earache Records reports:

Till Death Do Us Part, the brutal new album from death metal legends DEICIDE, will be released as a special edition CD with a free "Glen For President" woven patch - hurry, only available while stocks last!

The album will also be available as a standard CD, limited edition 12" picture disc LP and limited edition 12" colour vinyl LP.

Don't forget that you can still create and enter your own video for the brand new track 'In the Eyes of God' from Till Death Do Us Part for a chance to win a bass guitar signed by the whole band! To download the track and for more details on how to enter the competition, just visit earache.com/deicidevideo.

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Venom Planning Live Shows

UK black metal legends VENOM check in with the following update:

"Venom are planning to play a select number of festival shows this summer to coincide with the release of their new album. The bands management are now in negotiations with promoters to confirm the shows."

Venom will release their new album "Hell" next month via Universal.

There will be 13 tracks on the album. Some confirmed song title for "Hell" include, "Hand Of God", "USA For Satan", "Kill The Music", "Straight To Hell", "The Power And The Glory", "Armageddon", "Evil Perfection" and the title track.

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Averse Sefira Bassist, Wrath, Interviewed

Averse Sefira first darkened their way onto the black metal scene in 1996 and have since become one of the most popular black metal bands ever to come forth from the bowels of America. Twelve years later, they are one of the only black metal bands ever to perform on three continents - North America, Europe and South America - and continue to release intelligent melodic black metal while touring relentlessly and constantly experimenting with new sounds and lyrical imagery without alienating their fans.

The music of Averse Sefira combines bassist Wrath Sathariel Diabolus and guitarist/vocalist Sanguine Mapsama's black metal roots with the death metal influences that have developed and evolved within the music since the inclusion of The Carcass on drums in 2001. And, although the black metallers have only recorded four full-length albums since their 1999 debut "Homecomings March," including this year's "Advent Parallax," the songs are at once diverse and brutal without relying on black metal clichés.

Wrath, who admits his first musical interests lay in the classical - and cites DRI, Anthrax, Celtic Frost, Slayer, Sodom, Bathory and Iron Maiden as early influences - took some time to chat with Metal Underground.com about the band's latest album, touring and how illegal downloading has actually helped the band. More...

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From A Second Story Window To Post New Song Online

From A Second Story Window will be posting a new song on their myspace from their upcoming record on April 12. The new record "Conversations" will be released May 27th via Black market Activities/Metal Blade Records. ESP and Paiste are sponsoring a contest for people who pre-order or purchase the CD when it comes out. All you have to do is send in your receipt and winners will be chosen within two weeks after the contest is over. Prizes include an ESP Ltd Viper, signed Paiste crash cymbal and more. The details will be up on their myspace soon.

The finale of their "Studio Daze" videos of them recording the record will also be up soon. There have reportedly been a few difficulties in the editing process.

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Against the Plagues Vocalist Joins Vex

Against the Plagues lead vocalist, Orlando Logan Perez joins Texas metal band, VEX, winners of the Xtreme Texas Metal “band of the year” in 2006. On the 1st of April, this announcement was made on the vocalists' personal blog; however, being that it was April 1st, there was some debate to whether the singer was provoking a hoax.

"Logan" has recently confirmed that he will be the new vocalist for Vex. He comments: “I am honored to be working with such great musicians and great long-time friends that share similar visions, philosophies, and burdens. Although my work with Vex will be significantly different than that of Against the Plagues, I believe it will present a similar spirit of aggression, harmony, and intellectualism.”

Vex’s first full length album entitled “Thanatopsis” is expected to be released this summer before they return to complete their second album expected to be released early next year. In 2007, Vex completed a US tour supporting Avenger of Blood and Godless Rising.

You can check out some of Vex's material on their MySpace page.

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The Eternal Put Finishing Touches On New Album

Australian atmospheric/gothic/doom metal band THE ETERNAL has issued the following update:

"After completing all the tracking in February, we have been editing and preparing files for the final mix [of the new THE ETERNAL album, 'Kartika']. A small change of plan occurred and it was decided that Mark [Kelson; guitar/vocals] would head over Helsinki, Finland and ferry his away across to Tallen, Estonia to mix the album with Endel Rivers. Endel recently relocated back to his home land of Estonia and after what we felt was a solid album, 'Sleep of Reason', we thought it would be best for Endel to mix the new album. So after a hectic and confusing few months we are back on the track to completion. Mark will be returning to Australia with a mixed album May 19th and we look forward to finally moving onto the next stage of the project. We have decided to do a show in Sydney in May to get ourselves back in the flow before we start any 'Kartika'-related touring. We have also added some new studio photos from the vocal sessions at Palm Studios." More...

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Mercenary European Tour Diary Available

Danish metallers MERCENARY are keeping a diary from their current European tour with DEATH ANGEL at Sounds2move.de.

"Isolation (The Loneliness In December)", the new video from MERCENARY, can be viewed here. The track comes off the band's new album, "Architect of Lies", which was released last month through Century Media Records.

Featuring artwork by Niklas Sundin (ARCH ENEMY, DARK TRANQUILLITY), "Architect of Lies" was made available as a regular CD and a special limited-edition version featuring the bonus track "Death Connection" and a bonus DVD containing live footage filmed at Bang Your Head!!! festival 2007 and Summer Nights festival 2007, a detailed studio report and the promo video for "My World Is Ending". More...

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Secret Sphere Reveals New Album Title and Concept

Italian symphonic power band SECRET SPHERE has set "Sweet Blood Theory" as the title of its new album, due later in the year. The CD was recorded between December 2007 and February 2008 at Authoma Studios by Federico Pennazzato and mixed in March 2008 at Germany's Indiscreet Audio by Achim Köhler (PRIMAL FEAR, BRAINSTORM).

According to a press release, "Sweet Blood Theory" is a concept album based on the novel "The Vampire", written by John William Polidori in 1814. The book is widely considered to be one of the earliest novels to include a vampire character.

To embrace the concept and create the music for this fantasy epic, the band took inspiration from the famous movie director Tim Burton ("Nightmare Before Christmas", "The Corpse Bride", "Edward Scissorhands" etc) in trying to re-create the typical atmospheres of his most famous movies in both the orchestral score (reminiscent of that of Danny Elfman, who did the music for the aforementioned Tim Burton movies) and for the artwork. The result is huge step forward for the band — the music is as aggressive as before yet keeping the typical SECRET SPHERE melodic touch.

SECRET SPHERE's "Heart & Anger" album was released in May 2005 via Nuclear Blast Records.

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Dim The Lights Calling It Quits

Pennsylvania death metal band Dim The Lights is breaking up. Guitarist George Fava has issued the following statement:

"Some people have been asking us lately, 'what's going on with DTL? are you guys breaking up or what?' well, the answer is yes.

"Our reasoning behind this is that, we're all just a little too busy personally to keep it going and on top of that, interests have changed. Damien is super busy with work, Tim and James are no different, and I'll never be done with school. That combination kind of makes it hard to do anything serious so we want to go out with a bang.

"This band, for me, has been one of the most fun things I have ever been apart of. Since I joined we got to play a million or so shows, meet tons of cool people, and on top of all that make awesome friends in the process.

"Damien is going to writeup a full blog later about all of this seeing as he's the only original member and has been with this band since I don't know, like 2002 or something like that.

"Anyways, the final show is Saturday June 7th at the Silo in Reading, Pennsylvania. It's going to be a great time and all of our friends bands are playing so that makes it even more amazing. To top that off, we're going to be playing our most recent set as well as 3 older Dim the Lights songs from the Merciless/Angels Can't era. So yeah, all you people who have been with it from the beginning are going to hear some sweet ass oldie jams.

"This show is quite a ways away so there are no excuses (for you friends) NOT to make this date (even you out-of-states). Thanks for all the wonderful times."

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Metallica Announce Irish Show

METALLICA have posted the following update:

"Greetings on a fine Thursday morning. To round out the English speaking portion of announcements, we add Dublin, Ireland to the mix with a show at Marlay Park on August 20. Joining us will be the always entertaining TENACIOUS D.

We're nearing the end . . . check back a little later today for one final update.

Tickets for this general admission show go on sale on Friday, April 18 at 8am local time via www.ticketmaster.ie and Ticketmaster Outlets Nationwide. MetClub presale begins Monday, April 14 at 8am local time. Not a member of The Metallica Club? Join now (here)!" More...

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Sepultura Post New Rehersal Footage Online

Sepultura have posted another video of them rehersing a new song online, you can watch it below.

As previously reported, the new Sepultura album will be another concept album, this time based on the Anthony Burgess classic book "A Clockwork Orange". More...

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Celtic Frost Mainman Posts Statement About Split

As reported yesterday, Celtic Frost frontman/ founder Tom Gabriel Fischer has parted ways with the band. He has issued the following statement via his official blog:

"I am devastated beyond description, and I am infinitely disappointed. As the one member of CELTIC FROST who is exposed most dramatically to the feedback by our audiences and the media, I feel troubled and humiliated about being unable to honor the enormous goodwill extended to CELTIC FROST during the past few years and meet the justified expectations of our fans.

I have always seen the 'Monotheist' album as a mere beginning, and a tame one at that. My mind and spirit are full of energy, creativity, and ideas. CELTIC FROST had become the unreserved focus of my life for the second time. I was looking forward immeasurably to working on the next CELTIC FROST album. To me, it needed to be darker, heavier, and more experimental than 'Monotheist'.

And yet, CELTIC FROST consisted of three individuals, and I was only one of them. In the end I had to concede to myself that there was no other option.

My friendship with and respect for Martin Eric Ain remain unaffected. Moreover, I am in the process of assessing my options to eventually complete, record, and release some of the ideas I originally created for CELTIC FROST and the planned next album in the course of the past few years, and to take our distinctive music out on the road again.

There is no way back."

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Cilice To Tour Europe with Torture Squad

Math metalers from Amsterdam Cilice will be touring Europe with Torture Squad (br) In May and June.

Here are the planned tour dates:

09.04.2008 Utrecht@ACU
11.04.2008 Reeuwijk@Plug Unit
19.04.2008 Osnabrück,Germany @ Bastard Club
25.04.2008 Eindhoven@The Rambler
26.04.2008 Tsunami festival@Goois Podium
07.05.2008, Ceske Budejovice, Czech
Republic @ Marty's Club
08.05.2008, Praha, Czech Republic @ Exit Chmelnice
09.05.2008, Teplice, Czech Republic @ RC Bozak
10.05.2008, Torun, Poland @ Metal Battle
11.05.2008, Warsaw, Poland @ Progresja Club
12.05.2008, Krakow, Poland @ Lost Highway Club
13.05.2008, Bielsko-Biala, Poland @ Rude-Boy Club
14.05.2008, Wroclaw, Poland @ Madness Club
15.05.2008, Poznan, Poland @ Piwnica 21 Club
16.05.2008, Berlin, Germany @ Amnesie
17.05.2008, Giebelstadt, Germany @ Bringer of Death Festival
21.05.2008, Venray, Holland @ Poppodium Venray
23.05.2008, Marne, Germany @ Capitol
24.05.2008, Houthalen-Oost, Belgium @ Jeugdhuis The Bassment
25.05.2008, Antwerpen, Belgium @ De Rots
28.05.2008, Köln, Germany @ Underground
29.05.2008, Frankfurt am Main, Germany @ Die Halle
31.05.2008, Traun, Austria @ Spinnerei
03.06.2008, Rijeka, Croatia @ Klub Booka
04.06.2008, Pozega, Croatia @ Harlekin
05.06.2008, Valjevo, Serbia @ Dom Omladine
06.06.2008, Belgrade, Serbia @ tba
07.06.2008, Novi Sad, Serbia @ Dvoriste
08.06.2008, Mol, Serbia, @ Annoska
09.06.2008, Tuzla, Bosnia @ Club Palma
10.06.2008, Novi Travnik, Bosnia @ Galerija
11.06.2008, Skopje, Macedonia @ Club Castro
12.06.2008, Sofia, Bulgária @ 8th Ball Club
13.06.2008, Varna, Bulgária @ Area 51
14.06.2008, Bucharest, Romania @ tba
15.06.2008, Iasi, Romania @ Sundays Club
16.06.2008, Cluj-Napoca, Romania @ Roland Garros
20.06.2008, Neunkirchen, Germany @ Werkhof Wiebelskirchen
21.06.2008, Munich, Germany @ Feierwerk München
25.06.2008, Chemnitz, Germany @ Subway to Peter
27.06.2008, Ludwigsfelde, Germany @ N.V.A. Club
28.06.2008, Torgau, Germany @ In Flammen Open Air
06.07.2008 Amstelveen@P60
26.07.2008 Lottstetten, Germany @ Meet The Beat Open Air
30.08.2008 Wachtebeke -België @ Meadow-Fest
17.t/m 25 oktober tour CILICE & Enigmatic( ch)

You can check out some of Cilice's material on the band's MySpace page.

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