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Metal News for May 26, 2005

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17 news articles posted on this day.

H.I.M. Podcast #8 With Mige and Fan Questions

The next H.I.M. podcast report is now online. This time Karri calls Mige in Finland as they continue work on the new album. Plus, hear questions sent in by fans to the site. Topics include:

  • Phone call with Mige in Finland

  • Hearing the new tracks, remixing with Tim Palmer

  • Working track names for new album

  • Touring with the new album

  • Fan Questions from heartagram.com:
    • "Have you ever been influenced by The Cure/cover song?"

    • "Do you think that having Bam Margera use the heartagram/HIM logo on his merchandise has had a

    • positive outcome?"

    • "Have you ever gotten tired of being in the music business and thought about quitting the band? And, if

    • you had quit the band, what would you be doing today?"

    • "Is there ever a time where you write a song you really like but it doesn't end up making it on the

    • album for whatever reason?"

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Criminal To Support Chimaira In UK

Chilean thrash extremists Criminal have been confirmed to support Chimaira at three UK shows this June! The dates are as follows:

Jun 14 London, UK – Underworld
Jun 15 Oxford, UK – Zodiac
Jun 16 Colchester, UK – Arts Centre

Criminal are now finished mixing their new album “Sicario” at Stage One Studio with producer/engineer Andy Classen. The final tracklist will be revealed soon.

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Edguy To Release First Official DVD

German melodic metallers Edguy have posted the following message on their official web site:

There's not only a 5-track EP "Superheroes" going to come out this year! Edguy plan to release the first official DVD in September, too, featuring different material than what's going to be found on the EP. Besides the video clip of "Superheroes," the DVD will feature various live tracks in 5.1 sound filmed at their show in Sao Paulo during their world tour 2004 when the band flew their whole big stage over to Brazil.

Furthermore there will be a lot of never-before-seen 'behind-the-scenes' footage — they have a camera team filming their recording sessions of the forthcoming EP and album right now. This DVD - that will have plenty of other little features as well - is going to be called "Superheroes - the DVD" and should be out early September.

Commented the band:

You asked for it, so we do it! It will be some kind of a 'special item' for our fans and ourselves to 'soothe the wait' for the new album. We keep you updated on the plans. At this point our record label is considering to change the release date for EP and DVD to September 5th. No problem for us, we are working at full tilt anyway. And it's all feeling so great!

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Kataklysm To Enter The Studio

Canadian death metallers Kataklysm will enter the studio on July 10 to begin recording their new album, "In the Arms of Devastation," tentatively due before the end of the year.

"The writing of the album is almost complete and things are going very well. Don't expect any fashion core, no 'roman' haircuts or whining," the band write in a newsletter. "Expect a crowbar to the head. Kataklysm enters the compound July 10th, and a monster will rise from it...we promise."

As previously reported, Kataklysm are inviting their fans, artists and friends around the world to design the cover art for their next album. The band encourages everyone that has artistic skill and has an original vision to submit their work by e-mail at smdesign@videotron.ca. The winning artwork will be selected by Kataklysm and the band's representatives at Nuclear Blast Records. The lucky contest winner will see his/her creation used as the cover of the group's next album as well as on all accompanying merchandise items, where it will be fully credited. All you have to work with is the album's working title, which is "In the Arms of Devastation." The deadline for all submissions is August 1.

Kataklysm will be embarking on a European headlining tour beginning in late June. Support at all dates will come from Graveworm and Eminence. Tour dates: More...

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Sonata Arctica To Embark On European Tour

Sonata Arctica will embark on their first ever European headlining tour in September. Tour dates are as follows:

Sept 08 Markthalle in Hamburg, Germany
Sept 09 Willem 2 in `S-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Sept 10 Raismes Festival in Raismes, France
Sept 12 Theatre Barbey in Bordeaux, France
Sept 13 Havanna Café in Toulouse, France
Sept 14 Transbordeur in Lyon, France
Sept 16 Planet Music in Vienna, Austria
Sept 17 Wigwam in Budapest, Hungary
Sept 19 Backstage in Munich, Germany
Sept 20 Rolling Stone in Milan, Italy
Sept 21 Rockfabrik in Ludwigsburg, Germany
Sept 23 Hof Ter Lo in Antwerp, Belgium
Sept 24 Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland
Sept 25 Zeche in Bochum, Germany

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Hammerfall And Stratovarius To Co-headline Tour

Sweden's Hammerfall will embark on a double headliner tour with fellow Scandinavians Stratovarius in the fall. Here are dates:

Oct. 26 - Helsinki, FIN @ Kulttuuritalo
Oct. 28 - Tampere, FIN @ Pakkahuone
Oct. 29 - Turku, FIN @ Caribia
Nov. 01 - Oslo, NOR @ Rockefeller
Nov. 04 - öln, GER @ Palladium
Nov. 05 - Antwerp, BEL @ Hof Ter Lo
Nov. 06 - Tilburg, NETH @ 013
Nov. 07 - London, UK @ Camden Palace
Nov. 09 - Lille, FRA @ Splendid
Nov. 10 - Hamburg, GER @ Docks
Nov. 11 - Osnabrück, GER @ Halle Gartlage
Nov. 12 - Paris, FRA @ Elysée Montmartre
Nov. 13 - Paris, FRA @ Elysée Montmartre
Nov. 16 - Barcelona, SPA @ Tba
Nov. 17 - Murcia, SPA @ Sala Gamma
Nov. 18 - Madrid, SPA @ La Riviera
Nov. 19 - Pamplona, SPA @ Pabellon Anaitasuna
Nov. 21 - Lyon, FRA @ Transbordeur
Nov. 23 - Pratteln, SWI @ Z 7
Nov. 24 - Fürth, GER @ Stadthalle
Nov. 25 - Pratteln, SWI @ Z7
Nov. 26 - Kaubeuren, GER @ All-Karthalle
Nov. 27 - Milan, ITA @ Alcatraz
Nov. 29 - Ljubljana, SLO @ Vpk Mediapark
Nov. 30 - Wien, AUT @ Planet Music
Dec. 01 - Budapest, HUN @ Petöfi Hall

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New Darkane Song Available For Download

The new Darkane song "Layers Of Lies," taken from their new album of the same name, was put online for download at this location.

The band has issued the following statement regarding the track:

This song is one of the slower songs and doesn't fully represent the whole album. Check it out and be prepared for some more ass kicking when "Layers Of Lies" is released in Europe June 27th and North America July 12th.

The video to "Secondary Effects" is also finished and will be released in some way quite soon.

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Primal Fear Reveal Working Title For New Album

Primal Fear have posted the following update at their official website:

We're back from Vancouver, BC and we had a really good time. To work with Mike Frazer at the Warehouse was fantastic. Not only, that Frazer is a world class pro, the entire surrounding was great. Thanks to Eric Mosher, who did an unbelievable job in keeping us happy and Steve Dickson from PHD, who supported us on the highest level. Vancouver is maybe the nicest city in the world, with a great club scene - check it out!

Mixes are done; we mixed 12 new tracks and still working on a little joke. The working title for the album is "Seven Seals." We're planning to master the album in the next weeks, the final tracklist, plus finishing the cover and artwork, and we plan the shoot of two video clips for the new album.

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Nightwish "The Siren" Single Details

"Once" put Nightwish at the top of the bombast metal scene. So it's only fitting that the finish quintet will release a third single off of that album.

Chosen was the song "The Siren," which will be released July 25 on a 5 track CD single with a running time of more than 20 minutes.

Here's the complete tracklisting:

"The Siren" (edited version 3:46 min)
"The Siren" (album version 4:45 min)
"The Siren" (live version 4:47 min)
"Symphony Of Destruction" (live version of Megadeth classic 4:19 min)
"Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan" (live version 3:52 min)

"The Siren" was mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios,Helsinki. The cover can be seen here.

Nightwish have a number of festival appearances lined up during the coming months. A complete list of currently confirmed tour dates can be found at this location.

In other news, Nightwish's "End of Innocence" DVD has been certified gold in Germany for sales in excess of 25,000 copies.

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More Dates For "Dirty Black Summer Tour"

Another handful of dates have been booked for Himsa's "Dirty Black Summer Tour", which features Scars Of Tomorrow, Full Blown Chaos, The Agony Scene and The Esoteric on select stops, here's the latest:

June 17th Jun San Diego, CA - Epicenter
June 22nd Jun El Paso, TX - T-Lounge
June 23rd Jun Dallas, TX - Galaxy Club
June 30th Jun Grand Rapids, MI - Ten Bells

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Subway To Sally Chose "Sieben" As First Single

German Medieval metallers Subway to Sally have chosen the song "Sieben" ("Seven") as first single from their forthcoming album "Nord Nord Ost" ("North North East").

The MCD will hit the stores on July 18th and will contain the following tracks:

1. Sieben
2. Kaltes Herz (exclusive non-album track)
3. Jericho (exclusive non-album track)
4. Sieben (Instrumental) (exclusive non-album track)
5. Video bonus: Behind the scenes

The album will be released on August 29th, the second single "Eisblumen" ("Ice flowers") on October 10th.

Don't miss Subway to Sally at their numerous live shows. Upcoming tour dates: More...

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Ozzfest Off-Dates For The Black Dahlia Murder

The Black Dahlia Murder have firmed up their "Ozzfest" off-date schedule, it is as follows:

July 16th Montreal, QC - Medley (Feat. Arch Enemy, The Haunted, It Dies Today)
July 18th Burlington, VT - Higher Ground (Feat. Arch Enemy, The Haunted, It Dies Today)
July 20th Syracuse, NY - Club Tundra (Feat. The Haunted, Bury Your Dead, It Dies Today)
July 22nd Ft. Wayne, IN - Piere's (Feat. Shadows Fall, The Haunted, It Dies Today)
July 25th State College, PA - Crowbar (Feat. Shadows Fall, The Haunted, It Dies Today)
July 29th Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection (Feat. The Haunted, It Dies Today)
August 01st Cleveland, OH - Peabody's (Feat. Arch Enemy, The Haunted, It Dies Today)
August 05th Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts (Feat. Shadows Fall, In Flames, Arch Enemy, The Haunted, It Dies Today)
August 09th Ft. Collins, CO - Starlight (Feat. Arch Enemy, The Haunted, It Dies Today)
August 19th San Diego, CA - Soma (Feat. Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying, Arch Enemy)
The bands new album "Miasma" is set for a July 12th release date through Metal Blade

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Firewind To Support Yngwie Malmsteen In UK

Greek Power Metal act Firewind have just got confirmed to support Yngwie Malmsteen for 2 shows in the UK next week.

The dates are:
May 30 Hammersmith Apollo, London
Jun 1 Rock City, Nottingham

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Agnostic Front Release UK Dates

Agnostic Front have begun rolling out some UK dates for July, they include:

July 08th Milton Keynes, UK - The Pitz
July 09th Sheffield, UK - City Invasion
July 10th London, UK - City Invasion
July 12th Liverpool, UK - Acadamy 3
July 13th Newport, UK - TJ's
July 14th Moscow, RUS - Tochka
July 16th Joensuu, FIN - Ilosaariorock Festival

The band also plan to tour throughout South America with Hatebreed in July as well, though dates have yet to be announced.

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AILD, Heaven Shall Burn To Play Hell On Earth 2005

Century Media and Metal Blade, the upcoming Hardcore label Alveran Records and MAD Tourbooking are joining forces to bring Hell on Earth 2005 over Europe. This new annual European festival tour will be on the road between September 22nd and October 16th and brings us the New Breed Of Hardcore and Metal: As I Lay Dying (Cal/US), Heaven Shall Burn (Ger), Evergreen Terrace (Fl/US), Agents Of Man (NY/US), End Of Days (Ger) and Neaera (Ger).

Tour dates:

Sept 23 Bochum - Matrix (Germany)
Sept 25 Linköping - Deadfest (Sweden)
Sept 26 Aarhus - Train (Denmark)
Sept 27 Hamburg - Markthalle (Germany)
Sept 28 Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik (Germany)
Sept 29 Wien - Arena (Austria)
Sept 30 Schweinfurt - Alter Stattbahnhof (Germany)
Oct 01 Erfurt - Centrum (Germany)
Oct 02 Dresden - Reithalle (Germany)
Oct 05 Manchester - Music Box (England)
Oct 06 Newport - TJ´s (England)
Oct 07 Yeovil - Flicks (England)
Oct 08 London - Mean Fiddler (England)
Oct 09 Hasselt - Muziek-O-Drom (Belgium)
Oct 13 Reggio Emilia - Transilvania Club (Italy)
Oct 14 München - Backstage (Germany)
Oct 15 Berlin - SO 36 (Germany)
Oct 16 Frankfurt - Antagonhalle (Germany)

For more information, visit www.hellonearthfest.com.

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More Gigantour Dates Added

More dates have been added to Megadeth's "Gigantour", which features Megadeth, Dream Theater, Fear Factory, the Dillinger Escape Plan and Nevermore on the main stage, and Dry Kill Logic, Symphony X and Bobaflex on the Second Stage so far. Tour dates:

Jul 21 Fresno, CA - Selland Arena
Jul 22 Las Vegas, NV - Thomas and Mack
Jul 23 Phoenix, AZ - Cricket Amphitheatre
Jul 24 Los Angeles, CA - Verizon Wireless
Jul 26 Sacramento, CA - The Cove @ CalExpo
Jul 28 San Diego, CA - Open Air Theatre
Jul 29 Tucson, AZ - Casino Anselmo
Jul 30 Albuquerque, NM - Journal Amphitheatre
Aug 2 Dallas, TX - Nokia Live
Aug 3 Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Amphitheater
Aug 5 Atlanta, GA - Gwinett
Aug 6 Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
Aug 7 West Palm Beach, FL - Sound Advice Amphitheater
Aug 8 Tampa, FL - St. Pete's Times Forum
Aug 10 Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theater
Aug 11 Ft. Wayne, IN - Coliseum Expo
Aug 12 Chicago, IL - Tweeter Center
Aug 13 Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom Complex
Aug 14 Cleveland, OH - Tower City Amphitheatre
Aug 17 Pittsburgh, PA - Chevrolet Amphitheatre
Aug 19 Portland, ME - Civic Center
Aug 20 Manchester, NH - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Aug 21 Poughkeepsie, NY - Mid-Hudson Civic
Aug 23 Wantagh, NY - Jones Beach
Aug 24 Holmdel, NJ - PNC Banks Art Center
Aug 26 Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion
Aug 27 Reading, PA - Soverign Center
Aug 28 Atlantic City, NJ - House of Blues
Aug 30 Buffalo, NY - Darien Lakes Amphitheatre
Sep 2 Montreal, QU - Bell Centre
Sep 3 Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheatre

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Bled Across Miles Plan Short East Coast Tour

Bled Across Miles will be touring briefly in early-June. Here are the dates:

6/4 Jacksonville FL @ Glenwood Center
6/5 Tarpon Springs FL @ The Neptune Lounge
6/6 Athens GA @ Nuccis Space
6/7 Charlotte NC @ The Milestone w/ Daughters, Doomriders
6/8 Gloucester VA @ Monarchs Tavern
6/9 Virginia Beach VA @ TBA
6/10 Asbury Park NJ @ The Saint
6/11 S. Amityville NY @ The Village Pub
6/12 Upper Darby PA @ Speakeasy Cafe

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