HYPOCRISY have announced that they are not taking part in the previously announced North American tour featuring FEAR FACTORY, SUFFOCATION, and DECAPITATED.
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New York’s MUCOPUS have recruited Adam Mason (GORATORY, SEXCREMENT) to fill in for MUCOPUS vocalist Jason Keyser for their upcoming European tour this fall. Here is a statement from founding guitarist Justin Knipper:
“Jason will not be able to do the MUCOPUS tour this fall due to prior commitments he made to his other band SKINLESS. They have a brand new cd coming out June 13th through Relapse Records and have some domestic tours lined up for around the time we have our European tour. We’ve known Adam for years and felt as though he was the best candidate to fill in because of his insane vocal range and stage presence and the fact we’re already all friends. We’re really excited about this tour and we’re looking forward to finishing up our new material we’ve written with Jason towards the end of the year.”
Mucopus European tour w/ Inferia and Rottenness:
with Inferia (Finland)
9/21 Decin, CZ @ Decin Open Air
9/29 Linz, AT @ Kuba
9/30 Vienna, AT @ Escape Metalcorner
10/1 Brno, CZ @ Brooklyn
10/6 Rovato, IT @ C28 Maggio
10/7 Sursee, CH @ Kultuwerk 118
10/13 Zittau, DE @ Zittau Deathfest
10/14 Ludwigshafen, DE @ Ludwigshafen Deathfest
with Rottenness (Mexico)
10/21 Zilina, SK @ Slovak Deathfest w/ Fleshless
10/28 Drachten, NL @ Drachten Deathfest w/ Fleshless, Prostitute Disfigurement, Disavowed
more dates T.B.A
IMMOLATION have announced a headlining show on August 9th at Jaxx in Springfield, VA. Also performing will be SKINLESS.
IN FLAMES‘s North American headlining tour with THROWDOWN, NEVERMORE and EVERGREY kicked off last night, May 5, in Buffalo, NY at the Town Ballroom. Here are a few news bits from the show:
-EVERGREY performed five songs, but the guitars went dead due to some sort of electrical problem at the beginning of their closing song “A Touch of Blessing”. However, the band soldiered on and played the song with just vocals, bass, drums and keyboards, having the fans clap along where the guitars would have been. [Ed note: The band did not have a paper setlist anywhere, and due to this reporter only having one album by them (The Inner Circle), the band's setlist will be displayed on a later date.]
In other EVERGREY news, drummer Jonas Ekdahl confirmed to SMNnews.com that the band will be performing for 75 minutes in their direct support slot to NEVERMORE‘s headlining show at Jaxx in West Springfield, VA this Sunday, May 7. IN FLAMES and THROWDOWN will not be at that show.
-NEVERMORE performed six songs. They are as follows:
Engines of Hate
Dead Heart in a Dead World
JAG PANZER guitarist Chris Broderick subbed in for Steve Smyth who, as previously reported, is on medical leave due to a severe kidney problem that may ultimately require a transplant. Former ICED EARTH and MEGADETH bassist James MacDonough filled in for Jim Sheppard, who is undergoing “routine tests” for his fight with Crohn’s Disease. MacDonough sang back-up vocals for closer “Born”.
-THROWDOWN included a tribute to the late and great Dimebag Darrell in their set by covering “A New Level” from PANTERA‘s “Vulgar Display of Power” album. The solo, however, was left out. No setlist is available as of this time.
-IN FLAMES performed 18 songs. They are as follows:
Take This Life
Touch of Red
Watch Them Feed
Worlds Within the Margin
Dial 595 Escape
Embody the Invisible
Only for the Weak
The Quiet Place
My Sweet Shadow
For those of you keeping track at home, the album by album breakdown for the tracks goes like this:
Lunar Strain: 1
The Jester Race: 1
Reroute to Remain / Trigger EP: 4
Soundtrack to Your Escape: 4
Come Clarity: 4
That would be a 2:1 ratio of post-Tokyo Showdown tracks to pre-Tokyo Showdown tracks for you math majors out there.
DRAGONLORD (featuring Eric Peterson of TESTAMENT fame) have lined up the following U.S. tour dates:
June 23 – Concord, CA @ Bourbon Street
June 24 – Sacramento, CA @ Kennel Club
June 27 – Aurora, CO @ Iliff Park Saloon
June 29 – Chicago Heights, IL @ Mr. Kelly’s Music Box
June 30 – Detroit, MI @ I-Rock Nightclub
July 1 – Cleveland, OH @ Topcat’s
July 2 – Toledo, OH @ Vamp’s
July 3 – Cincinnati, OH @ Pirate’s Cove
July 6 – Long Island, NY @ Crazy Donkey
July 7 – Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
The band has also been added to the Thrash Domination Fest 2006 set to take place on September 16th and 17th at Club Citta in Tokyo, JPN. Also performing will be VENOM, DEATH ANGEL, SODOM, and ONSLAUGHT.
Ipecac Records have posted the following message:
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In related news, DALEK have been announced as the openers for the upcoming General Patton vs Rob Swift and Total Eclipse show set to take place on May 14th at Irving Plaza in New York City.
Prosthetic Records has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with France’s Listenable Records to release the new album from French metal titans GOJIRA throughout North America. The band’s latest opus, From Mars To Sirius, will be released through Prosthetic on August 22nd.
More dates have been released for SOILWORK‘s headlining tour featuring DARKEST HOUR, MNEMIC, and THREAT SIGNAL:
October 5 – Springfield, VA @ Jaxx (no Darkest Hour)
October 6 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
October 7 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
October 9 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
October 10 – Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
October 11 – Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques
October 12 – Cohoes, NY @ Saratoga Winners
October 13 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
October 14 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s Down Under
October 15 – Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
October 16 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
October 17 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
October 19 – San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
October 20 – West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
October 21 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
October 22 – Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
October 23 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
October 24 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
October 25 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
October 27 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
October 28 – St. Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre
October 29 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
November 1 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
November 2 – Jacksonville, NC @ Planet Rock
November 3 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
November 4 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
November 5 – New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
November 7 – Philadelphia, PA @ Starlight Ballroom
November 9 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre
November 10 – Rochester, NY @ Penny Arcade
November 11 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s Concert Theatre
According to a number of different online sources, DRAGONFORCE are performing at this summer’s Sounds of the Underground tour. More information will be posted as the story develops.
ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott has revealed to MTV.com that the band will be on Gigantour 2:
“We know we’re on … the main stage, and I know it runs from late August to October,” he said, adding that the only other band he knows will be on the bill is MEGADETH ? sort of a given, since Dave Mustaine organizes the festival. “We’re excited about coming back to the U.S. once again. We’re happy we can get work, you know? It’s going to be a good tour for us. We did Ozzfest last year and we made a lot of new fans and sold a lot of records. It’s great to come out on another big package tour, and I think there’s probably a more traditional metal audience out there who could pick up on what we do as well through Gigantour.”
If you’re a black metal fan who is planning on attending EMPEROR‘s New York City shows (July 13th and 14th) at the B.B. King Blues Club, you better leave your spikes at home and find a new way to prove how tr00 you are. The venue has added the following message to the show pages:
“No metal + sharp objects admitted in club including spiked collars & wristbands, pointed rings + chain wallets.”
Tickets for the July 14th show are sold out, but they’re still available for the Thursday, July 13th show.
Another date has been released for the North American tour set to take place later this year featuring SIX FEET UNDER, KRISIUN, CATTLE DECAPITATION, DECAPITATED, and ABYSMAL DAWN:
September 12 – Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
October 3 – Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
October 8 – New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
ROB ZOMBIE and ANTHRAX will be teaming up for a tour this summer. Dates are expected to be announced shortly.
Los Angeles melodic thrash/death metallers CERBERUS have announced the track listing for their new 5 song EP, entitled What Have We Become? The band is still in the studio and are currently finishing up vocal tracks and getting a final mix. The EP is slated for a July 15th release through Hell and Death Records. Two tracks will be available online in the next few weeks.
1. Fallen Empire
3. What Have We Become?
4. In Contempt
5. The Answer
Following the release, they will head out on a full US tour with YEAR OF DESOLATION (Prosthetic Records) and FOREVER IN TERROR (Metal Blade), who recently changed their name from 7TH PLAGUE due too TM issues. Confirmed dates are expected to be available by the end of the month.
Chicago based brutal death metallers GORGASM have released another new track (“Destined To Violate”) off their upcoming new album, KuntKiller, over at their MySpace page. The band has currently finished 7 new songs, including: “Visceral Discharge,” “Submissive Repugnancy,” “Erotic Dislimbing,” “Contemptious Debauchery,” “Sadistic Bliss,” and “KuntKiller.” The album is expected to be released this Fall/Winter.
STONE SOUR have confirmed that their second album – scheduled for release through Roadrunner on August 22nd – will indeed be named Come What(ever) May.
A video for the song “30/30-150″ was just shot in Los Angeles with director Paul Brown (Motley Crue, Otep), and a photo shoot with Chapman Baehler (Velvet Revolver, Audioslave) has also been completed.
The band now plans to rehearse for the next couple of weeks, then shoot a video for the song “Through Glass,” after which they will begin a European tour at the Rock Am Ring Festival on June 2nd.
In the meantime, you can check out a band-made studio clip featuring another brand new song, “Reborn,” as musical backdrop.
Check out the new video for HEAD AUTOMATICA‘s ‘Graduation Day’ at the links below:
You can now preview THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS‘s entire album “Stadium Arcadium” on VH1.com at this location. All 28 tracks are currently streaming.
SOiL have made their video for the lead single, ‘Give it Up’, off their DRT Entertainment debut “True Self”, available online. You can check it out at Yahoo! Music. “True Self” was released this past Tuesday, May 2.
The band has also issued the following update:
“Well first we want to wish a massive get well to John in the 7dust camp. We look forward to doing the still scheduled U.S. May dates. We have now added a few of our own headline shows including a very special FREE record release show in our hometown Chicago (with American motherload, Skank, and Ditchwater) on May 9th at the House Of Blues. We will be heading overseas starting June 1st. Finally the new video for SOiL’s first single “Give It Up”, will debut on Yahoo/Launch tomorrow (May 4th). The video will run over the weekend on Yahoo Entertainment and should be posted on this website by Friday. The video will make it’s debut on Saturday May 13th on Headbangers Ball (MTV2). TRUE SELF in stores now!!! “
Confirmed dates for the headlining run, SEVENDUST dates, as well as the band’s European leg can be found here.