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Metal News for May 16, 2005

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16 news articles posted on this day.

Exciter To Have Four Albums Reissued

Canadian thrash heroes Exciter are to have four albums re-issued by Megaforce on July 4. The records in question are 'Heavy Metal Maniac', 'Long Live The Loud', 'Unveiling The Wicked' and 'Violence And Force'. All will come with bonus tracks.

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No Ministry Tour Until 2006

According to a recent online posting by Angie Jourgensen, the wife of MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen, Al has remixed a track called "Enchanted Fist Thought" for THE MELVINS/JELLO BIAFRA project. "Then he was working on some interesting theme songs for two TV shows. Al calls it 'cop rock.'

"Next up, Al is producing a young musician, songwriter, producer from Detroit SPYDER BABY (see www.spyderbaby.net), and just finished a remix of a track entitled 'Bitter'.

"Then, Mr. Gibby Haynes came to Hell Paso for a spell, and he and Al and Mike Scaccia and Ginger Baker (ooops, I mean Mark Baker) worked together in the studio for 10 days. It was awesome! I'll keep you posted on where all of that will lead as things unfurl themselves.

"Unfortunately, our agent in Europe could not make a tour happen for MINISTRY this summer, which totally SUCKS and bummed me out for quite a while, but everything happens for a reason, and it looks like Al will spend the summer in the studio working on some new stuff for a couple of projects, so it is all good.

"We cannot WAIT to get back on the road again, but it won't probably be until next year, the Year of the Dog (which is Al's chinese astrological sign)."

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Lair of the Minotaur Post New Video Online

Lair of the Minotaur`s video for their track "The Wolf" has been posted online in Quicktime format and can be found here.

The clip was directed by Tom Denney (Rwake, Sourvein) while the track can be found on the group`s most recent album, Carnage, which saw a release through Southern Lord last year.

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Bloodhag Tour Dates

Seattle`s favorite metal band, Bloodhag, are heading out for a two week tour. The band has plans to record a follow-up to the Necrotic Bibliophilia LP upon completion of the tour.

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Colossus News

Vicksburg, Mississippi based stoner/doom outfit Colossus has a new MP3 titled "Green Earth" available for download here.

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High On Fire Planning On DVD

From the High On Fire camp:

A full-length High on Fire DVD is just getting started. Here’s where we need a bit of help:

We’re taking submissions since we know there is a bunch of High on Fire stuff out there. So if anyone has any good video of us playing live (from any show/tour) and would be so kind as to make a copy and send it to us at the address below (with your name and contact e-mail and phone number), it would be appreciated. We can’t guarantee submissions will be used but if yours is we’ll get you a free copy of the DVD and some other cool High on Fire stuff that you’ve never seen (or will see) anywhere else.

The mailing address is:

High on Fire
c/o Leafy Green
150 Santa Marina
San Francisco, CA 94110

Also, if anyone has any killer High on Fire gig posters and flyers (especially posters) that they could scan and send as a hi-res jpg or pdf to highonfireyeti@yahoo.com that would be appreciated as well.

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Vesania Sign With Napalm Records

Polish Black Metal masters VESANIA, featuring Orion ( BEHEMOTH) and Daray ( VADER), have signed to Napalm Records. Expect their dark, brutal, symphonic debut release, God the Lux on 25 July.

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Aeternus Announce New Session Guitarist

Norwegian Black/Death Metal veterans AETERNUS have acquired a new session guitarist by the name of Dreggen. "He will work with us and basically be there for us when we will do gigs in the future," stated mainman Ares in an online posting.

AETERNUS recently spent time at Grieghallen Studios in Norway recording their new album, "Hexaeon", for a tentative summer release via Nocturnal Art Productions. The follow-up to 2003's "A Darker Monument" was once again produced by Eirik "Pytten" Hundvin, who has previously worked with ENSLAVED, BURZUM, IMMORTAL, and MÖRK GRYNING, among others.

Commented Ares: "'Hexaeon' is still under production. This has been a slow proccess and it's sad to say it is still going slow...I will keep you updated as things progress — they ARE, but not so very fast as we all want it to. Sorry for this, I know you all wanna hear 'Hexaeon', we too want it out and we wanna start making new songs too...after all...this album was recorded last summer."

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COC Frontman To Appear On Headbanger's Ball

On Saturday May 14, Corrosion of Conformity frontman Pepper Keenan recorded an appearance on Headbanger's Ball that will air on MTV2 on Saturday May 21.

Upcoming tour dates w/ Crowbar, Alabama Thunderpussy, and Weedeater:

Jun. 02 Indianapolis IN The Vouge
Jun. 03 Detroit MI Harpo's
Jun. 04 Columbus OH Newport Music Hall
Jun. 05 Covington KY Madison Theater
Jun. 06 Grand Rapids MI Ten Bells Nightclub
Jun. 08 Buffalo NY The Buffalo Icon
Jun. 09 Towson MD Recher Theater
Jun. 10 New York NY Irving Plaza
Jun. 11 Philadelphia PA Trocadero
Jun. 12 Norfolk VA Norva Theatre
Jun. 14 Wilmington NC Marzz
Jun. 16 Asheville NC Stella Blue
Jun. 17 Winston-Salem NC Ziggy's
Jun. 18 Myrtle Beach SC House Of Blues
Jun. 19 Jacksonville Beach FL Freebird Live
Jun. 20 Orlando FL The Social
Jun. 22 Ft Lauderdale FL Culture Room
Jun. 23 Tampa FL Masquerade
Jun. 24 Atlanta GA Masquerade
Jun. 25 New Orleans LA TwiRoPa
Jun. 27 Nashville TN Exit/In
Jun. 28 Memphis TN New Daisy Theater
Jun. 30 Tulsa OK Cain's Ballroom
Jul. 01 Dallas TX Trees
Jul. 02 Houston TX Engine Room
Jul. 03 Austin TX Emo's
Jul. 21 Chicago IL House Of Blues

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The Project Hate Album Tracklisting Revealed

The Project Hate, the Swedish band featuring Jörgen Sandström of Entombed/Grave fame on lead vocals, have set Armageddon March Eternal (Symphonies of Slit Wrists) as the title of their new album, due later in the year via Threeman Recordings. The follow-up to 2003's Hate, Dominate, Congregate, Eliminate was produced by Dan Swanö and features a special guest appearance by Evergrey bassist Michael Håkansson, who completed his tracks at his studio in Gothenburg before the entire recording was shipped off to Swanö to be mixed and mastered.

Armageddon March Eternal(Symphonies of Slit Wrists) track listing:

01. At the Entrance to Hell's Unholy Fire
02. The Bleeding Eyes of a Breeding Whore
03. I See Nothing but Flesh
04. Resurrected for Massive Torture
05. We Couldn't be Further from the Truce
06. Godslaughtering Murder Machine
07. Symphony of the Deceived
08. Loveless, Godless, Flawless

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First Ever Official Slipknot Fan Club Launched

The first-ever official Slipknot fan club - Outside The Nine - is here. Get official numbered Outside The Nine Slipknot patch, access to ticket presales and meet & greets, access to audio, photos, and video never-before heard or seen...even a Slipknot1.com email address, and more.

Go to www.outsidethenine.com for more info and to sign-up.

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Iommi To Release New Album On July 12

Tony Iommi, the legendary Black Sabbath guitarist, will release his new album "Fused" on July 12, 2005, via Sanctuary Records. This will be Iommi's third solo album.

Joining Iommi on "Fused" is former Deep Purple vocalist/bass guitarist Glenn Hughes and former John Mellencamp drummer Kenny Aronoff, who has also played sessions with the likes of the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, Alice Cooper, Bob Seger, Lynyrd Skynyrd and countless others. The trio will hit the road to promote Fused later this year after Black Sabbath finishes headlining the 10th anniversary Ozzfest tour.

The 10 songs on "Fused" are: "Dopamine," 'Wasted Again,' 'Saviour Of The Real,' 'Resolution Song,' 'Grace,' 'Deep Inside A Shell,' 'What You're Living For,' 'Face Your Fear,' 'The Spell' and 'I Go Insane.'

Iommi has worked with both Hughes and Aronoff in the past. Hughes is a longtime friend who sang on the 1986 Black Sabbath featuring Tony Iommi album "Seventh Star." In 2004, previously unreleased songs they had collaborated on eight years earlier were completed and released by Sanctuary as The 1996 DEP Sessions. Aronoff played drums on the song "Black Oblivion" on Iommi's self-titled 2000 solo album, which was loaded with all-star guest appearances. "Fused" was produced by Bob Marlette, who also manned the studio boards for Iommi. More...

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Into Eternity Preparing To Play Mexico

Canadian progressive death metal band Into Eternity are preparing to return to the road after their spring North American tour with Amorphis. Lead guitarist / second vocalist Tim Roth addressed the bands recent illnesses, and recent activities: "It’s been a few weeks since we wrapped up our headlining Canadian dates, and everyone is back to good health now. Stu and Adam are back in their respective cities and it’s been a good break before we start our next tour and play Mexico’s Monterrey Metal Fest Vol. II on May 28th."

"We’re really excited to be a part of the Hate Eternal tour, and are planning to stick to our heavier material. Between Krisiun and Hate Eternal, the level of musicianship will be overwhelming, and it’s going to be killer to watch those bands every night. During the break, Rob and I have been working on new songs at his home studio. The material has been flowing and there will be some killer songs coming. They contain our trademark sounds, no worries. On May 20th, the rest of the guys return to Regina for rehearsals. We want to be as tight as we can for the upcoming tours. Hopefully we will see everyone on the road throughout Canada and the USA! Keep it metal!"

Still receiving rave reviews for their album "Buried In Oblivion", Into Eternity will be touring North America throughout the summer and fall, following up the Hate Eternal / Krisiun tour with a month-long tour supporting Finland’s Stratovarius.

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Headline News

Les Paul Inducted Into Inventor's Hall of Fame

Electric guitar pioneer Les Paul was one of 14 people inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame this year. Guy Gugliotta has done a nice writeup of the history, so do yourself a favor and read the whole article. Here's some random excerpts:

On Saturday, Les Paul, less than a month shy of his 90th birthday, was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, in Akron, Ohio, as the creator of the solid-body electric guitar, arguably the most important musical innovation of the past half-century.

The electric guitar brought Paul international renown as a musician, won him five Grammys, put him on television for eight years with his wife, Mary Ford, and made Gibson Guitar Corp.'s signature Les Paul Standard a guitar of choice for garage bands and virtuosos on five continents.

"In my wildest dreams, I never thought I would see so many people using them," Paul said in a telephone interview last week from his New Jersey home. "I owe it to the rock-and-roll players, especially the Jeff Becks, the Paul McCartneys and Jimi Hendrix. All of them were playing a Les Paul guitar." More...

Read the full article at Washingtonpost.com.

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Brick Bath Ready New Album, Release MP3

San Diego, CA-based thrash metal act BRICK BATH have just completed mixing their new album, "American Currency", for an August 9 release via Crash Music Inc. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows:

01. American Currency
02. Bleed With Me
03. Religious Experience
04. Victim Again (mp3)
05. No Mercy
06. Memories
07. She Had To...
08. Don't Provoke
09. Slave To Life
10. Down Are The Ways
11. Love = Hate
12. Storybook Ending

BRICK BATH's two previous CDs, "I Won't Live the Lie" (2002) and "Rebuilt" (2003), are also available through Crash Music/Caroline.

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Angel Blake Song Available For Download

A full version of the Angel Blake song “Self-Terminate" from the "2005 Demo" (not of the forthcoming album!) can be downloaded at http://www.angelblake.com.

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