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Metal News for April 27, 2005

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18 news articles posted on this day.

Neil Turbin And Cage Confirmed For Sismico Fest

Original ANTHRAX frontman NEIL TURBIN and CAGE have been confirmed to appear on the main stage of the Sismico festival, set to be held Saturday, May 21 at the Fex (Baja California State Fairgrounds) in the city of Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. Also scheduled to appear on the main stage are PLASTILINA MOSH, PUYA and other Mexican metal, punk, ska, goth and emo bands.

The festival will feature extreme sports, skateboarding events, wrestling matches, cultural events and many other activities.

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The Vice Go On Hiatus

After four years together, Canadian hardcore band The Vice have chosen to go on hiatus. The group will play two "final" shows, May 20th in Jonquiere and May 21st in Quebec City. here's a statement from the band:

"We've gone through many lineup changes and now that Jonathan is leaving for Europe, we kinda felt it was one too many... and we prefer put the band on hiatus until he comes back... if we still feel like doing this band when he's back. Through the years we had such great time and we would like to thank all the ex-members for the great memories, Sean and Bryan from Round 2 Records for putting their trust in us, Quebec City HC for his continuous support, Catherine, Jane for all the awesome graphics, MoneyMax, chicomak, fish... and all the other we forgot... sorry. A band is build upon dedication, but foremost upon the support of our friends and family. Thank you all for the great memories."

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Thy Kingdom Come Sign To Retribute Records

Thy Kingdom Come recently joined the Retribute Records roster. Formed in 2003, the metal/hardcore band features former members of Unite, Raiden, and Nadir. Their debut, titled "Through Bleeding Eyes," will be available this fall.

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Ghoul Writing New Songs For Third Album

GHOUL is continuing to write new songs for their upcoming 3rd album, which is going to officially be titled "Splatterthrash"! A few new songs to be featured are "Mutant Mutilator" and "Howls of the Hunted"...with many more to come. The band is hoping to record this Summer for a Fall/Winter release.

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Lamb of God Confirmed Headliner For SotU Tour

I didn't think this was a secret or anything, but LAMB OF GOD has been confirmed as the headliner for 2005 SOUNDS OF THE UNDERGROUND TOUR!

Lead singer D. Randall Blythe proclaims: "Lamb of God are very pleased to be included as the headliner for the Sounds of the Underground tour. The tour has a very diverse line up, including many of our old friends, and showcases established acts as well as many excellent up and coming bands to watch for. Corporate politics had no part in the formation of this tour- this one's for the bands and the fans, not some executive's paycheck. The party is coming your way this summer - show up with your dancing shoes and help us bring the ruckus!"

Joining LAMB OF GOD will be:


Sounds of the Underground 2005 Tour Dates are as follows:

6/25 - Lowell, MA - Paul E Tsongas Arena
6/26 - Philadelphia, PA - Festival Pier @ Penn's Landing
6/28 - Pontiac, MI - Phoenix Plaza Amphitheatre
6/30 - Winston-Salem, NC - Dixie Classic Fairgrounds
7/01 - Portsmouth, VA - Harbor Center Pavilion
7/02 - Sayerville, NJ - Starland Ballroom Parking Lot
7/03 - Montreal, QC - Stade Uniprix
7/04 - Mississauga, ON - Arrow Hall
7/05 - Cleveland, OH - The Scene Pavilion
7/07 - Minneapolis, MN - US Bank Theatre @ Target Center
7/08 - Chicago, IL - Tweeter Center Parking Lot
7/09 - Sauget, IL - Pop's Lot
7/10 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Village
7/12 - Atlanta, GA - Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre Lot
7/13 - Orlando, FL - Tinker Field
7/15 - Dallas, TX - Smirnoff Music Center Lot
7/16 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Ampitheatre
7/19 - El Paso, TX - El Paso County Coliseum
7/20 - Mesa, AZ - Mesa Amphitheatre
7/22 - Los Angeles, CA - Los Angeles Sports Arena Lot
7/23 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre Lot
7/25 - Seattle, WA - Qwest Field Event Center
7/26 - Vancouver, BC - Pacific Coliseum
7/28 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
7/29 - Saskatoon, SK - Saskatchewan Credit Union Centre
7/31 - Denver, CO- Universal Lending Pavilion

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Psyopus To Tour With Everything Falls Together

Psyopus will be hitting the road with Everything Falls Together and The Jefferson Plane Crash in June for an East Coast tour. If you can help with any of the open dates, send an email. Here's the latest:

6/3 Greece NY @ Fire Hall
6/4 Syracuse / Albany NY @ TBA
6/5 Farmingville NY @ TGIF Sights And Sounds
6/6 TBA
6/7 Philadelphia PA @ The Flamingo
6/8 Baltimore MD @ Charm City Art Space (CCAS)
6/9 Lynchburg VA @ TBA
6/10 Winston-Salem / Charlotte NC @ TBA
6/11 Fayetteville NC @ TBA
6/12 Sumter SC @ TBA
6/13 Savannah GA @ The Jinx
6/14 Brunswick GA @ The Gateway
6/15 Jacksonville FL @ Jack Rabbits
6/16 Daytona Beach FL @ Nicely's
6/17 Orlando FL @ TBA
6/18 West Palm Beach FL @ Rays Downtown Blues
6/19 Tarpon Springs FL @ Neptune's Lounge
6/20 Tallahassee FL @ The Inn Between
6/21 Birmingham AL @ TBA
6/22 Sheffield AL @ Muscle Shoals Music Hall
6/23 Huntsville AL @ The Flying Monkey
6/24 Nashville TN @ The Muse
6/25 Bowling Green KY @ TBA
6/26 Lexington KY @ Holwyn Underground
6/27 Huntington WV / Dayton OH @ TBA
6/28 Mansfield OH @ North Lake Park
6/29 Johnstown PA @ Geistown Firehall
6/30 Elyria OH @ TBA
7/1 Buffalo NY @ Broadway Joes
7/2 Rochester NY @ TBA

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System Of A Down To Tour With The Mars Volta

What will undoubtedly be a "must see" tour this summer, SYSTEM OF A DOWN is confirmed to headline its first major U.S. tour in three years, it is announced today. While specific dates are being confirmed and will be announced shortly, the band will kick off a two-month trek in early August that will see them playing arenas in major and secondary markets throughout North America. It is also announced that The Mars Volta will join System of a Down as Special Guests on all of the tour dates; a third act, yet to be announced, will open the shows.

"We're very excited about getting out on the road this summer," said System's vocalist Serj Tankian. "It's been a long time since we've done a major American tour, and with The Mars Volta on the bill, I think we're giving our fans a terrific show."

System of a Down is currently on a 10-date "guerrilla club tour" playing small venues and debuting a couple of brand new songs from their forthcoming release, "Mezmerize," Disc One of the 2-disc set "Mezmerize/Hypnotize," due out May 17. Disc Two, "Hypnotize," is expected to be released late this fall. "B.Y.O.B.," the first single from the new album, is already a Top 10 track at Rock/Alternative radio, and the band will perform the song when they appear as musical guests on "Saturday Night Live" May 7.

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Pessimist Founder Rejoins, Leaving Unholy Ghost

PESSIMIST founder/lead guitarist Kelly McLauchlin has parted ways with UNHOLY GHOST, in order to continue full-time with PESSIMIST.

The newly re-formed lineup for the upcoming PESSIMIST release has been finalized and will include guitarist Bill Hayden and bassist/vocalist Ralph "Reaper" Runyan from their latest CD "Slaughtering the Faithful". In addition, the band will be working once again with original drummer Chris Pernia from the first two PESSIMIST CDs, "Cult of the Initiated" and "Blood For the Gods".

The band is currently writing new material for the next release, a Demo/EP tentatively called "For Stronger than Death is Hate". Song titles include "Exit Wounds", "Unclean Spirit", and "Punishing Those Despised". The band plans to record the demo at Nightsky Studios in Maryland with producer/guitarist Ron Vento of Aurora Boraealis.

In other news, check out this new PESSIMIST interview with SupremeBrutality.net (Denmark).

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Mistriss Release 'At Arms Length' MP3 Online

Mistriss has released an mp3 of 'At Arms Length', which is taken from their latest album entitled 'In disgust we trust'. The album is set to hit stores on June 20th. There will be an album launch party at Scruffies in Birmingham the same night where you can hear the full album all night and meet the band.

You can download 'At Arms Length' at metaltracks.com.

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Glasgow Bands Help Raise Money For Charity

Heavy Metal fans are being asked to help raise money for charity Childline Scotland. The organisation hosts the Titanium Metal Music Festival on Monday, May 1 at Barfly in Clyde Street, which features Glasgow band Syth and Argonath.

Last year the festival raised more than £1000 for the charity which provides a free helpline for children and young people in trouble and danger. The festival will kick off with a pub quiz and raffle with £400 worth of prizes.

Tickets cost £5 from Tickets Scotland or www.wolfmoon-promotions.com.

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4th Annual Lethbridge Deathfest Announced

4th Annual Lethbridge Deathfest, set to take place this Sept. 9 & 10, has been announced.
Bands include Divinity, Bitchsplitter, Sufferance, Deadcast, Dead Will Rise, Widowmaker , Red Tide, TARD, Crackwhore, Muspellheim, Cadaver Synod plus more.

Tommy G's Pub
425 13th st N
Lethbridge, Alberta

Ticket prices:
$40 for weekend pass
$20 for Friday only
$30 for Saturday only

Advance tickets for weekend passes only. Single day price at the door only

Tickets will be available soon at the following locations:

Charisma on 5th St., Lethbridge

Also available at Charisma in Calgary 209 - 10 Street NW
Calgary Phone No. (403) 262-7515
Edmonton ticket availability TBA
For ticket sales outside of Alberta please email

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New Stratovarius Video Directed By Antti Jokinen

Megastar video director Antti Jokinen has directed Stratovarius' brand new video for "Maniac Dance" (also the first single). Jokinen is most famous for his work with artists like Beyonce, Nightwish, Shania Twain, Celine Dion, among others.

The video was shot in VR:n Konepaja in Helsinki, Finland on April 15, and will be edited in Los Angeles next week.

"Maniac Dance" comes from Stratovarius' forthcoming self-titled album. "Stratovarius" marks the band's eleventh full-length studio album and will be released on September 5.

A brand new band photo from the video shoot can be seen here, as well as a photo of Timo Tolkki and Antti Jokinen here.

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Wild West, Old Dead Tree Added To Raisemesfest

Raismesfest has announced two new bands, Wild West and The Old Dead Tree.

It seems that Saturday (Sept. 10) will be more power metal oriented and Sunday (Sept. 11) is going to be slighty doom/gothic oriented:

Sept. 10 Sonata Arctica, Edenbridge, Manigance, Wild West
Sept. 11 Anathema, Dead Soul Tribe, Anyone's Daughter, the Old Dead Tree

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Primal Fear To Do Vancouver In-Store Signing

Vancouver's Scrape Records is proud to host an in-store signing session with German power metallers Primal Fear. The whole band is in town mixing their newest CD and the entire band will be here on Saturday, May 14 at 5PM. Come down and get your CDs signed, take photos with the band, and ask them about the new album! For more information, check here.

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Chat With Lost Horizon Members This Friday

The following message has been posted on Lost Horizon's official website:

Due to the addition of the official live channel of LOST HORIZON, We announce there will be an inaugurational meeting this Friday 29th where The mighty Transcendental Protagonist (Wojtek Lisicki) and myself (Valgorth) would be there to interact with all warriors of the world!! The global hour for this meeting is at 5:00 PM GMT and for Swedish defenders it's at 7 PM.

You can synchronise Your local time by using this link www.timeanddate.com/worldclock
And here is the current local time in Stockholm (Sweden) as well.

So we are looking forward to meet You on the REDINTEGRATION hall. So go there and register your name title NOW! Spread the word to all those You know have balls and they are METAL ENOUGH!!!

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Napalm Death Working On New Video

Napalm Death is currently working on a new video clip for the album’s opening track “Silence Is Deafening”. Roger Johansson, who also worked on the last clips for The Haunted and Dark Tranquillity to mention but a few will be on charge of this one with recordings taking place in Gothenburg, Sweden.

A absolute highlight and rare collectors item will be brought to you by grind father and Napalm Death bassist Shane Embury. Together with Shane, the Japanese toy specialists of Gargamel Toys created a monster, the Grind Kaiju (Japanese for grind monster) “Garga Death”. You can expect a detailed Napalm Death – Shane Embury collectors’ figure, super limited and an absolute must have for every toy collector and Napalm fan! The “Garga Death” will soon be available in Europe and only via the Century Media webshop.

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Finntroll Live On TV May 2

After the very successful Death Metal Special with expert for extreme tunes Philipp Schulte and Metalcore Shooting Stars Maroon, Century Media and NBC Giga TV joined forces again to strike back with the mightiest of all Humppa bands around – Finntroll. Turn on your TV on May 2nd 2005 at 18:00 CET for this one hour live feature. Expect an interesting interview, a competition and the legendary “Trollhammaren” video clip!

Attentive fans will have noticed that May 2nd is exactly the day where the touring package Finntroll, labelmates Naglfar and Amoral will crush the stages of the Matrix in Bochum, Germany. Apropos tour: This tour can easily be called a triumphal procession for both Finntroll and Naglfar. Tour dates: More...

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Slipknot Bassist Misses Iowa & St Paul Shows

Slipknot bassist Paul Gray was forced to miss the band's latest central Iowa homecoming Saturday night (April 23) at Hilton Coliseum in Ames after being hospitalized for an unspecified reason, according to singer Corey Taylor's announcement from stage. Gray is reportedly due to make a speedy return to the tour, which performed in front of 5,053 maggots at the Iowa venue (the back of Hilton was curtained off to lend the show a more intimate feel).

"Thank you so much for making a dream come true for a bunch of guys from Iowa," was how Taylor said goodbye, according to the Des Moines Register. Then the band posed for a photo on stage with the arena of fans as their backdrop — holding up Gray's mask in the photo in his absence.

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