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Metal News for May 21, 2008

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27 news articles posted on this day.

FBTMOF Posts New Video, Set To Enter Studio

The Fear Before The March Of Flames has posted online the video for their song "My (Fucking) Dear Hunter," from the album "The Always Open Mouth."

The band is currently set to enter the studio on June 15th to start recording their new record with Casey Bates (Chiodos, Portugal The Man, Gatsby's American Dream). More...

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Recent Metallica Performances On LiveMetallica.com

Recent Metallica shows added to LiveMetallica.com include the show in Los Angeles at the Wiltern, which includes The Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea playing on "Fight Fire With Fire," as well as the Tucson and Irvine ("Weenie Roast") shows.

All profits from the sale of these downloads will benefit the Silverlake Conservatory of Music.

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Daughters Gears Up For Tour With Russian Circles

Daughters is about to embark on their previously announced U.S. tour with Russian Circles, but Daughters has a few tour dates without them before pairing up. The latest Daughters tour dates are below:

5/30 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop *
5/31 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean *
6/1 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club *
6/3 Iowa City, IA @ Picador
6/4 St Louis, MO @ Bluebird Theater
6/5 Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
6/6 Denver, CO @ Marquis
6/7 Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt's Tiki Lounge
6/8 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
6/9 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
6/10 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
6/11 Chico, CA @ Cafe Coda
6/12 San Francisco, CA @ Slims
6/14 Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse
6/15 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
6/16 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
6/18 Phoenix, AZ @ The Clubhouse
6/20 Austin, TX @ Red 7
6/21 Ft Worth, TX @ Lolas
6/22 Houston, TX @ Rudyards
6/23 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
6/24 Birmingham, AL @ Bottle Tree
6/25 Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn
6/26 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
6/27 Wilmington, DE @ Harmony Grange
6/28 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
6/29 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
6/30 Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
7/1 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place

* - Daughters Only

A short trailer has also been released for the Daughters and Russian Circles tour: More...

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Waylander Posts Two New Songs Online

Irish folk metal band Waylander, who recently signed on to Listenable records, has posted two new fully mixed and mastered songs on their MySpace page. Both tracks are from their upcoming album "Honour Amongst Chaos", which is due out in June of 2008. The new songs are titled "Walk With Honour" and "As The Deities Clash", and they can be heard here.

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Amoral Enlists New Bassist

Finnish heavy metal band Amoral issued a statement on their website announcing the addition of a new bassist to replace Erkki Silvennoinen, who departed the band last year. The band gave the following statement:

"We are more than happy to welcome Pekka Johansson to the band as our new bass player! Pekka has been helping us out with our recent live duties, and the vibe’s been great both on and off stage. The dude’s a great bassist, has a killer stage presence and is good company, so we quickly realized we’d need to look no further."

Pekka has also joined the Amoral web forum and is currently fielding questions there from fans.

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"This Comp Kills Fascists" Preview Tracks Online

In the tradition of the legendary "Cry Now, Cry Later" compilations of the 90's, PIG DESTROYER / AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED's Scott Hull has brought together some of the very best of today's underground grindcore, hardcore, and power violence bands making up volume one of "This Comp Kills Fascists."


A number of participants on the "This Comp Kills Fascists" compilation have posted audio previews of their new and exclusive tracks that will appear on the disc. MAGRUDERGRIND has posted "Burden," MARUTA "Chemical Tomb," A.S.R.A. "Pig Squealer," CHAINSAW TO THE FACE "Hating Life," WASTEOID "Bangover," TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION "a href="http://www.myspace.com/totalfuckingdestruction">Human Is The Bastard," and SHITSTORM "Brainwashed." And BRUTAL TRUTH, who's contribution is the first new material from the band in almost ten years, has posted the brand new track "Turmoil."

Additionally, the compilation's artwork has been unveiled at the comp's MySpace page.

"This Comp Kills Fascists" will see its North American release on July 8th, July 14th internationally with pre-orders being accepted now.

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Papa Roach Announces New Album Title

Papa Roach have changed the title of their new album from "Days Of War, Nights Of Love" to "Metamorphosis". Lead singer Jacoby Shaddix explains:

"The album's titled 'Metamorphosis' and the album is just that," he said. "There's some stuff that's, like, harder and faster on this record that we, you know, have kind of delved away from for a little while. But then also there's, like, a polarity to that. It's like, for us it was just, you know, just kicking down new doors. That's what we do all the time with our music. It's definitely a diverse record, and some of the most powerful music we've written."

The album is expected to be released around late August/ early September and will apparantly feature contributions from Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars.

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KISS Planning More U.S. Tour Dates

KISS has issued the following update:

"This tour just keeps getting bigger and the band has never been better! Until we sort out the next leg, we don't want to stop, so we're doing a few US shows for our enjoyment, as much as the fans. We are having the time of our lives on the Alive 35 tour and over half a million KISS fans obviously share the feeling! Why stop?"

KISS has also been confirmed to perform at Glencoe Nation's Rock'n the Rally on August 4th, one of the most acclaimed bike rallies in the world.

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DEP Posts "Black Bubblegum" Video Online

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN sees the worldwide premiere of their video for "Black Bubblegum," the second video from their acclaimed new album Ire Works, today via MySpace. The video was shot in Los Angeles, CA with Ilan Sharone of Pneuamtic Pictures.

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN are currently rounding out their Australian and New Zealand headlining tour. The band will then return to Europe in June for dates with MESHUGGAH and a number of festival appearances including Download, Gods Of Metal, Roskilde, and more. THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN has also been added to a portion of this Summer's Warped Tour followed by a U.S. tour with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, THROWDOWN, and BURY YOUR DEAD. THE DILLINGER ESCAPE will also be performing as part of the Monsters Of Rock Festival in Calgary along with OZZY OSBOURNE, JUDAS PRIEST, HATEBREED, VOIVOD, and more.

Here are the latest Dillinger Escape Plan tour dates: More...

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Aerosmith Singer Steven Tyler Checks Into Rehab

According to TMZ.com, legendary Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has checked himself into a rehab clinic in Pasadena, California. He has checked himself in due to substance abuse. No word has been given yet by his representatives. More updates to follow once more information is revealed.

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36 Crazyfists Streaming New Album Online

Right now on the bands official Myspace, you can listen to 36 Crazyfists new album "The Tide and its Takers" in its entirety. Click here to listen. You can also check out the artwork for the new album at this location.

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Slipknot, Machine Head and COB Will Tour Europe

Slipknot have posted a message on their website, confirming rumours of a European tour with Machine Head and Children Of Bodom. It reads as follows:

"Europe… your time has come.

"After spending the summer tearing up North America on the [Rockstar Energy] Mayhem tour, we will finally bring our chaos to you. Joining us on this journey this time around will be MACHINE HEAD and CHILDREN OF BODOM. It's been a long time coming… we know the European fans have been waiting for this. We are breathlessly waiting as well. We cannot wait to throw down with you.

"Remember, if it doesn't come from us, the choice is yours on whether or not to believe it. See you soon."

Slipknot's new, as-yet untitled album is scheduled for release on August 12th.

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The Famine Posts "Behemoth" Online

The Famine has posted a new song on their MySpace page called "Behemoth." It is off their upcoming album, "The Raven and The Reaping," which is available in stores and online next Tuesday, May 27th. There's still time to pre-order it at Smartpunk and get a free lithograph with your order, while supplies last.

In other news, you can now get The Famine's new single, "Consume, Devour, Repeat" on iTunes.

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Soulfly Reveals "Conquer" Special Edition Details

Soulfly will be releasing a special edition version of their forthcoming album which will include three bonus tracks and a bonus DVD which features a full concert recording live in Poland and the music video to "Innerspirit". The tracklisting for the special edition CD and DVD can be found below.


01. Blood Fire War Hate
02. Unleash
03. Paranoia
04. Warmageddon
05. War Ghost
06. Rough
07. Fall Of Sycophants
08. Doom
09. Rot
10. Touching The Void
11. Soulfly VI
12. Mypath
13. Sailing On (Bad Brains cover)
14. The Beautiful People (Marilyn Manson cover)

01. Prophecy
02. Downstroy
03. Seek 'N' Strike
04. No Hope = No Fear
05. Jumpadfuckup/Bring It
06. Living Sacrifice
07. Mars
08. Brasil
09. No
10. L.O.T.M.
11. Porrada
12. Drums
13. Moses
14. Frontlines
15. Back To The Primitive
16. Eye For An Eye

Music video:

01. Innerspirit

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Apocalyptica Posts "I Don't Care" Video Online

Finnish cult favourites Apocalyptica have posted a new video for their song "I Don't Care" from their lastest album "Worlds Collide". The song features Three Days Grace frontman Adam Gontier on vocals. Check out the video below.

The bands previous two singles from the band have also featured well known modern singers Corey Taylor (Slipknot/ Stone Sour) and Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil) who appeared on the songs "I'm Not Jesus" and "SOS (Anything But Love)" respectively. More...

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Enslaved Announces European Tour

Norwegian extreme metal act Enslaved have announced a huge European tour that will begin in November. Check out the dates below.

Nov. 05 - DK Kopenhagen The Rock
Nov. 06 - DK Århus Voxhall
Nov. 07 - GER Marne Capitol
Nov. 08 - GER Essen Grugahalle / Heidenfest
Nov. 09 - BEL Vosselaar Biebob
Nov. 11 - UK Glasgow Ivory Blacks
Nov. 12 - UK Leeds Rios
Nov. 13 - UK London Scala
Nov. 14 - NL Eindhoven Dynamo
Nov. 15 - NL Leeuwarden Romein
Nov. 16 - NL Deventer Burgerweeshuis
Nov. 18 - F Paris La Locomotive
Nov. 19 - F Rennes Ubu
Nov. 20 - F Lyon Marché Gare
Nov. 21 - F Toulouse Havanna Café
Nov. 22 - ESP Madrid Sala Caracol
Nov. 23 - ESP Barcelona Salamandra
Nov. 25 - ITA Milano Alcatraz
Nov. 26 - ITA Bologna Estragon
Nov. 27 - AUT Graz Orpheum
Nov. 28 - AUT Wien Szene
Nov. 29 - AUT Salzburg Rockhouse
Nov. 30 - GER München Backstage
Dec. 01 - SWI Pratteln Z7
Dec. 02 - GER Saarbücken Roxy
Dec. 03 - GER Darmstadt Steinbruch Theater
Dec. 04 - GER Köln Werkstatt
Dec. 05 - GER Hamburg Markthalle
Dec. 06 - GER Leipzig Hellraiser
Dec. 07 - CZ Zlin Masters Of Rock Cafe
Dec. 09 - GER Berlin Kato
Dec. 10 - PL Warsaw Progresja
Dec. 11 - LT Vilnius Mulen Ruzas
Dec. 12 - LAT Riga Melna Piektdiena
Dec. 13 - EE Tallinn Green Christmas Festival
Dec. 14 - FIN Helsinki Tavastia
Dec. 16 - SWE Stockholm Debaser
Dec. 17 - SWE Gothenburg Sticky Fingers
Dec. 18 - N Oslo Rockefeller
Dec. 19 - N Hamar Hydranten
Dec. 20 - N Bergen Verftet

The band are expected to release a new album this Autumn.

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Ekotren Posts "Tranquilized" Video Online

Ekotren have posted a video for the song "Tranquilized" online. You can check it out below. The song comes off the bands debut album, "Light The Fire". More...

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Death Angel Comic Book Revealed

Artist Joshua Emerick, who has previously worked with THE BEATLES, CKY, SOCIAL DISTORTION and SONIC YOUTH, has created a DEATH ANGEL themed comic book in collaboration with the bands members. Other possible contributors include ROB ZOMBIE and comedian Brian Posehn, who most recently put out a stand up comedy/Metal record via Relapse Records. The following is an excerpt from an interview conducted with the renowned comic and toy oriented magazine, Wizard:

Wizard: So how much can you tell me about the DEATH ANGEL project?

Emerick: "The DEATH ANGEL project started from when I did the CKY comic book. And what happened was that Darren Miller, who was the lead singer for CKY, also had a Death Metal band and the record label he's working through let me know that DEATH ANGEL was doing a comic book. And I was like, 'Yeah! I'll do it!' cause a lot of my work to date has been a lot of rock pieces. I've done a lot of artwork for the BEATLES' magazines, for SONIC YOUTH, SOCIAL DISTORTION, I did CKY's tour shirts and their comic books."

Wizard: In the DEATH ANGEL comic, how collaborative was it? How many writers did you have working with you?

Emerick: "I brought in the writer that I grew up with. We used to make comics when we were kids and we stayed close friends and he did the CKY book for me. We did a couple things for Cartoon Network for proposals for shows. I kept him on with me when I got a new writer who came in. He's a stand up comedian and he's helping on the book as well. And Dennis Pepa, the bass player [of DEATH ANGEL], he's actually the one I've been talking to the most, though. He's the one we're forming the comic book company with."

Wizard: You mentioned bringing in a comedian. Is the comic going to be like a "Metalocalypse" thing where you're making fun of Metal while also celebrating it?

Emerick: "Pretty much, yeah. The first series has a lot to do with how music is being taken over by corporate music offices and everything. But when it comes to the one-liners and punch lines, that's where the comedian comes in and adds his flavor to it."

Wizard: So it's a struggle with the corporatization of Rock and Roll?

Emerick: "Yeah, what happens is since they're called DEATH ANGEL, we have the Angel of Death - the Grim Reaper - come in and he knocks them all off. And somehow they go to an alternate universe. It's kind of like 'Akira', based in the future where everything's a mess: a post-apocalyptic setting. And there's the main villain, Ludwig, and ironically he's death. He's the one controlling this thing called the 'Sonic Beatdown', that's one of DEATH ANGEL's new singles that they released. I guess it's the B note that he's controlling and using to take control of the world pretty much. And DEATH ANGEL is going to come in and try to make things better and help people out."

Wizard: Help people out by rocking?

Emerick: [Laughs] "Pretty much, yeah! [Laughs] They're pretty much going to get together as a team and they're gonna make the 'Sonic Beatdown' instrument turn against the leader and try to reverse everything and try to bring harmony back to the world. There's all kinds of mech robots, there's machines that are half robot, half human, half animal."

Wizard: That sounds pretty awesome!

Emerick: "Yeah, the writers did a really good job on this one. I'm really happy with it and I'm halfway done with the book now with penciling and inking. And I'm just really happy with it now."

Read the full article at Wizard Universe.

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Wolf Announces New Drummer

Wolf have revealed that former Apostasy/ Haterush drummer, Richard "Raptor" Holmgren is the bands new drummer. Check out a video introduction below.

The band are currently working on their new album with details soon to follow. More...

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Finntroll To Film Live DVD

FINNTROLL guitarist Skrymer has posted the following brief update:

"We're recording a live show for DVD at Melkweg in Amsterdam (on September 20th, 2008)! So we're expecting everybody to come there and tear the place to pieces with us!!!


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Tom Fischer Reveals New Band, Triptykon

Former Celtic Frost mastermind Tom G. Fischer has revealed his new band, Triptykon to the world. You can check out the song "Crucifixus" at their official Myspace. Expect more details soon.

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For Today, Every Bridge Burned Tour Dates

For Today, Every Bridge Burned, and My Hero Is Me have announced the following tour dates in June together:

6/10 Columbus, NE @ First Methodist Church
6/14 Camdenton, MO @ The Warehouse
6/15 Bernie, MO @ The Venue
6/16 Louisville, KY @ Bulldog Cafe
6/18 Charleroi, PA @ Club Octane
6/19 Annapolis, MD @ Knights Of Columbus
6/20 Fredericksburg, VA @ The Refuge
6/21 Virginia Beach, VA @ Peppermint Beach Club
6/22 Wilmington, NC @ Lucky's Pub
6/23 Buchanan, GA @ The Hangar Venue
6/24 Rainbow City, AL @ Coffee Vine
6/25 Tupelo, MS @ Musician's Playground
6/26 Little Rock, AR @ Vino's

As previously reported, For Today is currently on tour and has lined up some festival appearances for later this summer, after this string of tour dates.

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Just For Fun

Tony Danza Mentions Tapdance Extravaganza On TV

Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza was recently mentioned by Tony Danza himself on the Late Late show with Craig Ferguson. You can check out the short clip on YouTube or below.

Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza's latest CD, "Danza II: The Electric Boogaloo," is currently available in stores through Metal Blade Records. More...

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Akercocke Confirmed For BOA 2008

London black/death metal outfit AKERCOCKE has been added to the bill for Bloodstock Open Air 2008, which is to take place in Catton Hall Derby (UK) on August 15, 16, and 17 of 2008.

As previously reported, the band is currently preparing for two UK live dates with Sabbat and Gamma Bomb in early June before unleashing their ferocious aural assault on Bloodstock Open Air.

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Artas Signs To Napalm Records

Modern metal band Artas has recently signed with Napalm Records. Jacob Hansen (Heaven Shall Burn) is responsible for the mix and will deliver a massive wall of sound for the band's latest album, "The Healing." The album will be released in October and will be embellished by artist Dennis Sibeijin (Job for a Cowboy, Chimaira).

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Sun Caged's "Artemisia" Digipak Sold Out

Sun Caged CD "Artemisia" Limited edition digipack (cat LMC200 via Lion Music) is sold out permanently and has now been replaced by a jewel case version featuring the new addition of the previously Japan only bonus track, a cover of the Genesis song "Land Of Confusion." Catalogue numbers for the new pressing are LMC237 /EAN6419922002377 and is available for shipping from May 19, 2008.

The band is currently writing new songs for the third album. About ten new songs are written musically, singer Paul Adrian is now writing his vocal lines and lyrics. More news will be released about this soon.

The band is also playing a few gigs over the coming weeks at:

June 28th, BAR Fest, San Francisco USA (their debut USA live show)
July 12th, Coqrock Festival, De Haan, Belgium
July 20th, Walhalla Summerfest, Deurne, Netherlands

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Pain Awaiting To Begin Recording New Album In June

Ohio metallers, Pain Awaiting, post the following update on their MySpace page:

"Since it may seem to a few people that we have died, become homeless alcoholics, or perhaps were shot into space, well, we haven't. In fact, we've been hard at work. Writing for the album is about 90% complete. The album will contain a mix of the songs we've had and written since the beginning and then 3 brand new tracks that have never been performed live. One of the 3 new songs is a reworking of a fan favorite that we had stopped playing about a year and a half ago. If you're wondering what it could be, well you're going to have to wait and see. Recording starts June 21st, you'll get another fun update and pictures around that time."

Pain Awaiting guitarist, Nick, discusses packaging of the album with the following comment, "Due to cost restraints however, the album will come in a plain manilla envelope on a burned CD with a hand applied sharpie label... Just kidding, it'll be professionally done, full packaging, printed CD, full color booklet, and it might even have a plastic wrapper. The CD can also be used as a frisbee, coaster, and a shim!"

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