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Metal News for April 15, 2005

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16 news articles posted on this day.

Dimebag's Murderer Dragged Off Stage Before

John Futty of The Columbus Dispatch has issued the following report:

Nathan Gale was dragged off the stage at a DAMAGEPLAN concert in Cincinnati eight months before killing the band's lead guitarist and three others at a concert in Columbus.

Yesterday (April 12), Columbus police confirmed that Gale caused a disturbance on stage at Bogart's nightclub on April 5, 2004.

According to reports filed by Cincinnati police, Gale damaged lighting equipment during a struggle with security while DAMAGEPLAN performed about 12:30 a.m.

Officers who responded to a 911 call filed a report labeling the offense as criminal damaging/endangering, but no charges were filed. The band didn't seek charges, police said.

The incident seemed of little significance until Dec. 8, when Gale stormed the stage at Alrosa Villa in Columbus and fatally shot DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott before turning his 9 mm semiautomatic handgun on those who tried to intervene. A fan, a club employee and the band's security chief were killed and three others wounded before a Columbus police officer ended the rampage by killing Gale with a shotgun blast. More...

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Rob Zombie Comments On John5 As Guitarist

Launch Radio Networks reports: When ROB ZOMBIE hits the road this summer on Ozzfest, his touring band will feature former MARILYN MANSON guitarist John 5. Zombie told us how he and the guitar player got together. "CAMP FREDDY asked me to do this benefit, just to play one song, at the Arrowhead Pond (in Anaheim, California) for this tsunami relief thing. And John was there, and we played one song, 'Thunderkiss', and it kicked ass and he's a supercool guy and I was like, 'This is perfect.' John said, 'Do you need a guitar player for Ozzfest?' I said, 'Yes,' he said, 'I wanna do it,' I said, 'Perfect, done.'"

Zombie's new touring band also includes longtime bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson and ALICE COOPER drummer Tommy Clufetos. In addition to "Thunderkiss '65", Zombie recently hinted that his Ozzfest set list might include even more old material from his former band, WHITE ZOMBIE. We asked the singer if this was still the plan. "I don't know. I mean, I haven't rehearsed yet. John 5 and Blasko have been rehearsing and learning all these old songs that I haven't played in a million years, so we'll see."

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Deathwish Catalog On iTunes, Other News

The entire Deathwish/Icarus catalog is now available on iTunes. (Individual songs and complete albums)

Sweden's Nine announce three shows in the states to support its newest CD Killing Angels.
April 15 Philadelphia PA - The 1st Unitarian Church w/Turmoil, The Promise, All Else Failed, One Dead Three Wounded
April 16 Allston MA - Harpers Ferry (Doors at 1:00pm) w/Converge, Turmoil and Doomriders
April 17 Providence RI - The Living Room (Doors at 7:00pm) w/Converge, Turmoil and Doomriders

100 Demons and Ringworm will be playing Slugfest II in Albany April 16th at Valentine's.

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Crisis Takes Aggressive Tendencies To Airwaves

Crisis will be interviewed live, Wednesday, April 27 at 10PM on Indie 103.1 FM KDLD/KDLE on their metal show called CHAOS by DJ Jackie. This station is fast becoming the most popular commercial radio station in Southern California, giving KROQ more than a run for their money. 103.1 FM boasts Steve Jones (Sex Pistols), Rob Zombie, Henry Rollins and Dickie Barett (Mighty Bosstones) as just some of the DJ's that have daily or weekly shows on the radio station.

The band released their debut album for The End Records, titled "Like Sheep Led to Slaughter," last year and have toured non-stop in support of it. The band next hits the road this summer with headliners M.O.D. and Beyond The Embrace.

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Born From Pain Announce Album Release Shows

The time is almost here for the release of Born From Pain’s debut album for Metal Blade titled “In Love With The End”. The album is released on 18th April and to celebrate the release Born From Pain are playing 3 release shows in Holland and Germany. The dates are below.

Apr. 21 Holland – Tilburg – 013 (w/ Hatesphere, Dead Stop, Zero Mentality)
Apr. 22 Holland – Brunssum – Café Smileys (w/ Trespass, Superior, Tribe War)
Apr. 23 Germany – Bochum – Matrix (w/ Hatesphere, Cataract, Rise & Fall, Zero Mentality, Clobberin’ Time)

The show on the 22nd in Brunssum will be used by Born From Pain as a benefit show for local MOC band Better Off and all of Born From Pain's proceeds for that show will go to them.

“In Love With The End” will be released the 18th of April. The complete first edition will have a free bonus-DVD included!

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Such A Surge Posts "Mein Tag" Clip Online

Germany's crossover pioneers Such a Surge posted the clip for "Mein Tag" on their website here.

The clip is a homage to 80's cult series "Magnum, P.I." As the band wrote in an online posting: "We hope you still know the TV series 'Magnum, P.I.'! Because you won't stop laughing when you see our new video! Olli as Magnum, Antek as Higgins, Michel as TC, Lutz as Rick – don't miss this!"

A "Making-of" will also be posted shortly.

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Gorefest Looking For Live Pictures From Fans

Reunited Dutch metallers Gorefest are currently looking for pictures taken on the group's "Chapter 13" tour — "either supporting Priest or our own shows, live pics, backstage, anything you thought was worth saving for later," the group's drummer, Ed Warby, writes on their web site.

To submit material, write to: ed_warby@hotmail.com

As previously reported, Gorefest recently inked a multi-album deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band are currently writing songs for what will reportedly be "a very heavy new album." A late 2005 release is expected.

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Ektomorf Audio Samples Posted Online

Ektomorf have posted audio samples from their catalogue online at this location.

This includes tracks from all five of their albums: "Hangok" (1996), "Kalyi Jag" (2000), "I Scream Up To The Sky" (2002), "Destroy" (2004) and the brandnew "Instinct" (2005)

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Chimaira And Trivium To Do In-store Signing

Starting next week, Chimaira and Trivium will be playing a few shows together, including one night at the Downtown in Farmingdale, NY. Chimaira and Trivium will be doing an in store signing at Looney Tunes in West Babylon. Details are as follows:

What: Trivium and Chimaira appear at Looney Tunes CDs to sign autographs and hang out before their show
When: Monday, April 25, 4pm - 5pm
Where: Looney Tunes CDs, 31 Brookvale Avenue, West Babylon, NY 11704

In other Trivium news, a new video will be shot later this month in Orlando, FL (on 4/27, to be exact). The song, "A Gunshot To The Head Of Trepidation." Video should be in house come first of June, just in time for the band's run on Ozzfest. Of course, you can check out the video for "Pull Harder On The Strings Of Your Martyr" anytime you like at www.trivium.org/ecard.

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Slipknot Tour Special On Fuse's Uranium

The Slipknot Tour Special will be aired on Fuse's Uranium at the following times:

Apr. 15, 8pm ET
Apr. 16, 12:30am & 4am ET
Apr. 17, 12:30am & 4:30am ET
Apr. 18, 12:30am & 8pm ET
Apr. 19, 3am ET
Apr. 29, 8pm ET
Apr. 30, 12:30am ET

This special feature includes individual interviews with Joey, Sid, Chris, and Corey.

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Dragonland Confirmed For Thirteenth Day Fest

Swedish power metal band Dragonland are finally confirmed for the first festival in 2005. On July 24th 2005 they burn the stage on the Thirteenth Day Festival in The Academy, Birmingham, UK. First confirmed bands playing the festival are Sonata Arctica as headliner, Finntroll, Norther, Epica and many more.

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Shadows Fall To Tour Europe

Massachusetts’ finest Shadows Fall are confirmed to tour Europe, appearing on selected festivals as well as supporting Slipknot, in order to promote their amazing current album “The War Within”.

After busy touring activities in Japan, Korea, Australia and all over North America, Shadows Fall (who are currently on a big arena-style tour with Slipknot and Lamb of God in the U.S.) will soon cross the Atlantic Ocean to invade Europe on the following dates:

02. June 05 (I) Bologna Flippaut Festival
03. June 05 - 05. June 05 (D) Nürburgring / Nürnberg - Rock Am Ring / Rock Im Park (Exact day TBC!)
06. June 05 (NL) Amsterdam Paradiso + Slipknot
12. June 05 (UK) Nottingham Download Festival
13. June 05 (UK) London Astoria - The Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2005 (w/ Anthrax, Nightwish & Trivium)

Do not miss SHADOWS FALL crushing your area!!!

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Naglfar's "Pariah" Release Date Revealed

Swedish black metal titans Naglfar’s new beast "Pariah" will be unleashed in the U.S. release July 12th. Abysmally wicked "Pariah" is a flawless work of iniquitous hell-spawned art filled with raging guitar riffs, bludgeoning drums, demonic vocals, that combine with haunting melodies to capture hell’s eternal depravity. Battle axemen guitarists Andreas Nilsson and Marcus Norman return with their triumphantly vicious six-stringed assault, while drummer Mattias Grahn relentlessly drives the band’s frenetic attack. Assuming vocal duties is founding member and bassist Kristoffer Olivius replacing Jens Rydén, who left for job-related reasons. Returning to Ballerina Studios in hometown Umeå, Sweden, where their two previous releases, Sheol and Diabolical, were recorded, Naglfar have again imprisoned a monstrous leviathan. Ralph Manfreda (Pungent Stench, Belphegor) provides impious artwork that turns the aural assault into visual onslaught. New band photos and Pariah’s cover art can be viewed here.

Currently touring Europe with Finntroll and Amoral, Naglfar will also be appearing this summer at Germany’s eminent Wacken Open-Air and Finland’s Tuska Fest. Tour dates: More...

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Calico System and The Burning Season Tour Dates

Calico System and The Burning Season will be hitting the road together this week. More dates will be announced, but here's the latest:

4/15 Warrensburg MO @ Christian Campus House
4/17 Evansville IN @ Wired Cafe
4/18 Nashville TN @ The Muse
4/20 Augusta GA @ Lokal Loudness Live w/ Across Five Aprils
4/23 Herrin IL @ Teen Town
4/28 Richmond IN @ Charlies Coffee Bar
4/29 Jasper IN @ Shelterhouse
4/30 Salem IL @ Roller Palace

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Open Hand Tour Dates

Open Hand have confirmed dates for their upcoming headlining tour, with support from Idiot Pilot and The Kinison.

5/10 San Francisco CA @ Cafe Du Nord
5/11 Sacramento CA @ The Boardwalk
5/12 Portland OR @ Dante's
5/13 Seattle WA @ Crocodile Cafe
5/14 Bellingham WA @ The Nightlight

dates w/ The Kinison
5/16 Salt Lake City UT @ LoFi Cafe
5/17 Denver CO @ Rock Island
5/19 Kansas City MO @ El Torreon
5/20 Chicago IL @ Bottom Lounge
5/21 Milwaukee WI @ Rave Bar
5/22 St. Louis MO @ Creepy Crawl
5/23 Iowa City IA @ Gabe's Oasis
5/25 Colo. Springs CO @ Navajo Hogan
5/26 Albuquerque NM @ Launch Pad
5/27 Phoenix AZ @ Neckbeard's
5/28 San Diego CA @ Soma
5/29 Pomona CA @ Glass House
5/30 Los Angeles CA @ Troubadour

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Paradise Lost Confirmed For Bloodstock Open Air

Paradise Lost are the latest band to be confirmed for B-O-A, BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR, taking place at Catton Hall in Walton On Trent, Derbyshire, UK. Their new self titled CD will be released during May in the UK.

The B-O-A lineup comprises:


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