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Metal News for April 17, 2006

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12 news articles posted on this day.

Paul Di'anno Sets Release Date For New Album

Paul Di'anno has set the release date for his new album "The Living Dead" for May 16, 2006 via Magick Records. On The Living Dead, Dianno delivers a powerful vocal performance over classic metal bombast, a long-overdue comeback that will surely please old school metal fans as well as show the current generation exactly why they're wearing vintage Maiden jerseys.

The tracklisting is as follows:

The Living Dead
Mad Man In The Attic
War Machine
Brothers of The Tomb
P.O.V. 2005
Cold World
Do Or Die
Dog Dead
Symphony of Destruction

bonus tracks:
Phantom of the Opera

The bonus DVD contains the music video of The Living Dead and an exclusive in-depth, tell all interview of Paul discussing his storied days with Iron Maiden.

You can view photos and the CD cover here and watch a clip of the new Video "The Living Dead" here.

After putting Iron Maiden on the map as the vocalist on the band's first two releases, (Iron Maiden and Killers) front man Paul Dianno went on to front several bands including Gogmagog, Battlezone and Killers. Overall, the vocalist has been featured on over 60 albums released world-wide.

Dianno is constantly touring throughout all of Europe, Canada, South America and just recently in India where he landed his first film role in a Bollywood movie. Dianno has even found time to pen his first full sized book, an autobiography entitled The Beast which is a no holds barred journey through his turbulent and often disturbing lifestyle throughout the last two decades, including his incarceration in the Los Angeles Prison System and being barred from the U.S.A.

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"Guitar Hero" Sequel To Be Unveiled At E3

For all you gamers out there, a sequel to the popular "Guitar Hero" has been announced and will be officialy unveiled at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). The game will include a new track list, new venues, additional play modes (including new multiplayer modes) and allow youto play rhythm, lead or bass guitar.

Here is the official press release: More...

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Site Update

Wanted: Site Design Feedback

Since I'm planning to redesign metalunderground.com (for May 1 CSS Reboot), I wanted to get our readers' opinions on some things that have been commented on in the past. Primarily, I'd like to know:

  • Do you like the overall site layout?

  • Do you start on the home page or the news page?

  • Do you find the text difficult to read because it's too dark or too small?

  • Do you read metalunderground.com on a mobile/small screen device, and if so what is your experience like?

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The plan with the redesign is to keep the current design mostly the same, but change what goes on behind the scenes so that multiple site themes or designs can be made, which our readers can choose. However, I am open to improving the current design as the "default" option.

Please hold off on suggestions for new site features, as that is beyond the scope of this discussion. Thanks in advance for your input and for visiting.

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Year Of Desolation To Tour After Recording

Immediately after Year Of Desolation finish recording their Prosthetic Records debut, the band will hit the road with 7th Plague and Cerberus. Here's the current schedule:

7/30 Nashville, TN @ TBA
7/31 Memphis, TN @ TBA
8/1 Jackson, MS @ TBA
8/2 Baton Rouge, LA @ TBA
8/3 Jacksonville, FL @ The French Quarter
8/4 Satellite Beach, FL @ The Sports Page
8/5 Savannah, GA @ TBA
8/6 Summerville, SC @ The Legion
8/7 Fayetteville, NC @ TBA
8/8 Roanoke, VA @ TBA
8/9 Richmond, VA @ TBA
8/10 Wilkes Barr, PA @ Backstage Enterprises
8/11 New York, NY @ TBA
8/12 Montclair, NJ @ TBA
8/13 Hamden, CT @ TBA
8/14 Burlington, VT @ Oddfellows
8/15 Troy, NY @ TBA
8/16 Buffalo, NY @ TBA
8/17 Cleveland, OH @ TBA
8/18 Detroit, MI @ The Modern Exchange
8/19 Chicago, IL @ TBA
8/20 Moorhead, MN @ All Star Bowl
8/22 Spokane, WA @ TBA
8/23 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
8/24 Portland, OR @ Rock and Roll Pizza
8/25 Sacramento, CA @ TBA
8/26 San Luis Obispo, CA @ Masonic Temple
8/27 Los Angeles, CA @ TBA
8/28 Tempe, AZ @ TBA
8/29 El Paso, TX @ TBA
8/30 San Antonio, TX @ TBA

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Watch Psyopus Live Performance Online

There is a new live performance of Psyopus playing their track “Mannequin” online available for viewing at the Underground Video Television website. The footage was taken at a benefit concert for Handicapped Children last September in Endicott NY.

As previously reported, Psyopus will enter Watchmen Studios in Lockport, NY on June 24th (about six months later than had previously been announced) with Doug White (Herod) to begin recording their next album for Black Market Activities/Metal Blade Records. Titled "Our Puzzling Encouters Considered," the album will feature new drummer Jon Cole and will likely consist of the following twelve tracks: More...

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Thine Eyes Bleed Re-Release Debut

Thine Eyes Bleed will be re-releasing their debut album, "In the Wake of Separtaion" on The End Records. The re-release will contain the song entitled, "Better Off Dead", which was previously only available in Japan and contain the video for the song "Cold Victim".

Thine Eyes Bleed will continue to push their name out to the metal masses as their tour supporting Soulfly starts April 21 in Anaheim, California. Following that month long tour, they will then embark on The Unholy Alliance tour which includes Slayer, Mastodon, Lamb of God, Children of Bodom) starting June 6.

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Origin Drummer Rejoins Band

Jonathan Longstreth, Origin's drummer for their first two albums ("Informis, Infintas, Inhumanitas" and "Origin") has rejoined the band.

Origin be touring the US beginning July 19 in Oaklahoma city and conclude August 26. This is the band’s first headlining tour backing their latest release, "Echoes of Decimation".

In addition, Origin will make their European debut appearance with a headlining performance at "Fuck the Commerce" Festival in Luckau, Germany in May.

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Dissolution Post Update

Dissolution post update on their myspace site:

"Hey Guys,
It's been a while since we've really done anything with this page, and for that I apologize. We've all been through a whole bunch of things recently and to be quite honest, updating myspace has not been high on the list of things to do. At the moment we are finishing up recordings on the full length to be released sometime in the near future (I believe summer wouldn't be completely out of the question). The equipment problems have been minor, but we're still carrying on making do with what we can until we can repair. (Mostly my stuff. I blew up my bass amp and fucked up my bass too.) We will be playing again soon, so we're not giving up yet. We'll be playing the 2006 boozefest this year, which is going to be absolutely incredible due to the fact that cover is FREE. There's no excuse not to get your ass down there. The lineup will be amazing as always, and there's more money for booze.

Thank yous go out to all of you that have stuck with us through these past trying times, and I can promise that things will only get better from here on out. Your letters have meant a lot to us, and in return I hope to give you back one hell of a show, and an album that's actually worth it. (I guess the main reason that it hasn't come out yet is that we're perfectionists and we definately want it to be the best we can before we give it to you. Anything less would be an insult to you.)


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Nuclear Powered Satan Recording New Album

Nuclear Powered Satan, a black metal influenced grindcore band featuring members of Foetopsy (Barbarian Records), Brodequin (Unmatched Brutality Records), and Die Alone (Corrosive Recordings) are finishing up their first full-length record and will be debuting the new material at Robot Mosh Fest 4 in Milwaukee.

Nuclear Powered Satan released a handful of cassette demos in the late 90's but disbanded before playing a show. The members regrouped and started writing new material late last year while on break from their other bands and two of the songs from the record are available on their Myspace page.

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Winds Of Plague Lose Drummer

Winds Of Plague drummer, Jeff, is leaving the band for "personal reasons." According to the band, "we totally understand, shit comes up and you have to handle it, he has left us on good terms and we wish him the best of luck." The California band is now in search of a replacement. Interested candidates should request more information here.

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Tool Release North American Tour Dates

TOOL have lined up the following North American dates before they head over to Europe:

April 30 - Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival
May 2 - Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
May 4 - Oakland, CA @ Paramount Theatre
May 5 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
May 6 - Phoenix, AZ @ Gammage Auditorium
May 8 - Dallas, TX @ McFarlin Auditorium
May 10 - Denver, CO @ Temple Buell Theatre
May 11 - Kansas City, KS @ Memorial Hall
May 12 - Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theatre
May 13 - Chicago, IL @ Auditorium Theatre
May 15 - Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
May 16 - Toronto, ON @ Hummingbird Centre
May 18 - Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theatre
May 19 - New York, NY @ City Center
May 20 - New York, NY @ City Center
May 21 - Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre

All shows are expected to go on sale on April 22nd.

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Ravage to Begin Recording 2nd CD

Boston heavy metal band, Ravage, post the following update on their myspace blog regarding their upcomming album:

Ravage will begin recording the band's second CD on April 30th 2006. The band will be working with producer Pete Rutcho (guitarist of Graveheart and Vomitron) who most recently produced the Random Acts Of Violence EP.

The CD will be a concept album, tentatively titled "The Realm Of Shattered Dreams"...the tentative tracklisting is as follows...

1. Into The Shackles
2. Captive Of Sin
3. Damn Nation
4. Freedom Fighter
5. Rite Of The Night
6. Out of The Depths (Instrumental)
7. Master Of Evil
8. The Nightmare's Hold
9. In Shattered Dreams
10. The End Of Tommorow
11. The Mourning Light (Intrumental)

Some of the songs which will be recorded have appeared on early Ravage demos such as the "Out of The Depths" demo and "The Wicked Way" demo, but all the songs have been reworked and these will be brand new recordings.

The Ravage website, www.RavageTheEarth.com or www.665.org/ravage is being revamped and the new site will be available soon. For now look to www.myspace.com/swwr for updates and the latest Ravage news. Ravage will be playing the Swordbrothers Festival in Germany in September, but have no local shows booked at this time. Look for local shows in and aroudn New England to be booked in the near future.

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