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Anger As Art – Confirmed for KNAC Interview this Sunday

ANGER AS ART will be doing a live interview on The Vault on KNAC Radio this coming Sunday, March 26 at 11:45AM Pacific Standard time. To top off their recent spat of publicity, the band are also playing next Saturday, April 1, in Silver Lake, Los Angeles at Zen Sushi with IMPALER.

Vision of Disorder – One Off Reunion Show

VISION OF DISORDER are set to come together for ONE reunion show at “The Superbowl of Hardcore”. The band will be playing a full set in New York City this April.

April 23 – New York City, NY @ Club Spirit
BLOODSIMPLE, who recently had to pull out of their UK tour with TRIVIUM and GOD FORBIDare currently writing material for their followup album “A Cruel World” on Reprise/Bullygoat Records.

In Flames, Nevermore – Tour Itinerary Updated

More dates have been confirmed for IN FLAMES‘ upcoming North American tour with THROWDOWN, NEVERMORE and EVERGREY. Known dates are as follows:

May 6 – South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
May 8 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
May 9 – Jacksonville, NC @ Planet Rock
May 11 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
May 12 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere’s
May 13 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
May 15 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada
May 16 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
May 20 – Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre
May 21 – Sparks, NV @ New Oasis
May 23 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto
May 27 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
May 28 – Tallahassee, FL @ Beta Bar (formerly the Cow Haus)
May 30 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

Look What I Did, Spawn of Possession – SMN Hosted Forums Now Up

Combat Records’ LOOK WHAT I DID have joined our extensive group of official band forums. We’re happy to welcome them, and you may do the same here.

We’re also happy to welcome Swedish technical brutal death metallers, and all around amazing band, SPAWN OF POSSESSION. You can welcome them here.

Other new forums recently put up include HORSE THE BAND, BENEATH THE MASSACRE, THE RED CHORD, KILLWHITNEYDEAD, BEHOLD…THE ARCTOPUS, and many more.

Fast Eddie – Update From Los Angeles

Recently relocated experimental jazz/death metallers FAST EDDIE have issued the following update:

“We have successfully made it to Los Angeles! We have been crazy busy the past month, regrouping and reorganizing the fastness that is Eddie. We would like to welcome our new bassist Robbie Wank. Go say what’s up. We will have much more news really soon, including who our new guitarist will be!”

Sodom – California Show Announced

Even though their New York City show was billed as their “only North American appearance,” SODOM have lined up another tour date:

August 10 – New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club w/ Immolation
August 12 – West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club

Agalloch – Falling Snow – New MP3 for Grabs

AGALLOCH have posted the track entitled ‘Falling Snow’ taken from the forthcoming album ”Ashes Against The Grain” online – it can be found at here.

XM Radio – Liquid Metal Show to Return to Airwaves

Eric Logan of XM Satellite Radio announced today on the Opie & Anthony Morning Show that, due to listener demand, the show ‘Liquid Metal’ will be returning to satellite airwaves – with a refreshing and update format. More information is expected shortly.

Aurora Borealis – Feat. Tony Laureano – New Album, Tracklisting, Album Art

AURORA BOREALIS has stopped the search for an acceptable deal for the new album and have decided to release their next album through Nightsky Productions. The disc is at press now and will be ready for an early April release. The album, titled “Relinquish”, features Tony Laureano (NILE, DIMMU BORGIR) on drums, and cover art can be seen at this location.

Track listing is as follows

1. Myths of the Light
2. Let The Games Begin
3. Ravaged By Fire
4. God Wills It
5. The Red Flag
6. River Through The Skies
7. Tonight We Feast
8. Black Snow

Zombi – ‘Live at SXSW’ Internet-Only Release

ZOMBI have issued an internet-only live EP culled from its recent SXSW performance. The EP, simply titled Live at SXSW, was recorded at the Sony Connect ‘Vice Kills Texas II’ SXSW party on Thursday, March 16th and features “Digitalis” (from their upcoming record Surface To Air), “Orion” (from their debut album Cosmos) and an as-yet-unrecorded improvised track “Infinity.” This EP is available now at this location.

Cephalic Carnage – Recording Studio Robbed, Reward Offered

CEPHALIC CARNAGE have posted the following message:

Sometime between the evening of Friday, March 17th and the morning of Sunday, March 19th Flatline Audio was burglarized. Thousands of dollars of equipment is missing, but more important is the loss of several years of hard work.

If you have any information, please contact Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 with reference to case number 200613523.

A list of the missing items along with a description (some items were engraved with the initials DMO) can be found below .

The owner is offering a $500 reward for the recovery of data from the stolen hard drives.

The studio will be continuing in a different location beginning Monday, March 20th. Please contact Flatline Audio at 303-641-1121 or dave@hellionstudios.com for booking information.

List of missing Studio Gear:

1 Computer workstation

1 USB Key for Nuendo 3 software

2 AKG 414 B-ULS Microphones [Has Initials DMO engraved on plug stock]
2 Sennheiser e602 Microphones
1 Sennheiser e609 silver Microphone
3 Shure SM57 Microphones
1 DDrum Snare Trigger

1 MOTU 896 [Has Initials DMO engraved on inside lip of rack mount]

1 pair Mackie HR824 Studio Monitors [Has small dents in the foam rims around the woofers]

1 Alesis DM Pro

3 Rosewill R912E Black 19″ flat screen monitors

1 Tascam mixing board

1 Furman HR-6

XXX Maniak – European Distribution Confirmed

XXX MANIAK will now be distributed throughout Europe through SelfMadeGod Records. Also, SelfMadeGod will be reissuing their debut album Harvesting The Cunt Nectar in Europe which will include one exclusive bonus track and come in a slipcase CD. The bonus track is an industrial remix of the entire album in 4 mins by AV3RS1ON. It is expected to be released sometime in June or July.

Maryland Deathfest – Pre-Fest Party Announced

Willowtip Records and the Maryland Deathfest will be teaming up to present a MDF Pre-Fest Party on Friday, May 26th at the Ottobar in Baltimore, MD. The line up is as follows:

CIRCLE OF DEAD CHILDREN
MISERY INDEX
WATCHMAKER
KILL THE CLIENT
MALIGNANCY
SALT THIS EARTH

Fear Factory, Suffocation – More Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been released for FEAR FACTORY‘s U.S. tour with SUFFOCATION, HYPOCRISY, and DECAPITATED set to take place later this year:

October 29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
October 30 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
November 1 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
November 4 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
November 7 – Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
November 8 – New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
November 13 – Montreal, QC @ Le Medley
November 14 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
November 17 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance

Motorhead, Clutch – UK Tour Dates

MOTORHEAD and CLUTCH will be teaming up for an extensive UK tour this November. Dates are as follows:

November 2 – Newcastle, UK @ City Hall
November 4 – Glasgow, UK @ Carling Glasgow Academy
November 5 – Manchester, UK @ Carling Apollo Manchester
November 7 – Bradford, UK @ St. George’s Hall
November 8 – Sheffield, UK @ City Hall
November 9 – Birmingham, UK @ Carling Birmingham Academy
November 11 – Cardiff, UK @ Cardiff University
November 12 – Oxford, UK @ New Theatre
November 13 – Leicester, UK @ De Montfort Hall
November 15 – Norwich, UK @ University of East Anglia
November 16 – Cambridge, UK @ Corn Exchange
November 17 – Ipswich, UK @ Ipswich Regent
November 19 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
November 20 – Bristol, UK @ Colston Hall
November 21 – Plymouth, UK @ Plymouth Pavilions
November 23 – Portsmouth, UK @ Portsmouth Guildhall
November 24 – Folkestone, UK @ Leas Cliff Hall
November 25 – London, UK @ Carling Brixton Academy

Ringo Starr – North American Tour Dates Announced

Dates have been announced for Ringo Starr‘s 9th All Starr Band Summer Tour:

June 14 – Rama, ON @ Casino Rama
June 15 – Rama, ON @ Casino Rama
June 16 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 17 – Chicago, IL @ T.B.A.
June 20 – Englewood, CO @ Coors Amphitheatre
June 22 – Saratoga, CA @ Historic Mountain Winery
June 23 – Brooks, CA @ Cache Creek Casino
June 24 – Universal City, CA @ Gibson Amphitheatre
June 25 – Palm Springs, CA @ Fantasy Springs Auditorium
June 27 – San Diego, CA @ Humphrey’s By The Bay
June 28 – Pala, CA @ Pala Casino
July 1 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
July 3 – Grand Prairie, TX @ Nokia Theatre
July 8 – Boca Raton, FL @ Mizner Park Amphitheatre
July 9 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
July 12 – Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre
July 14 – Westbury, NY @ North Fork Theatre at Westbury
July 15 – Atlantic City, NJ @ T.B.A.
July 16 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Casino
July 18 – Holmdel, NJ @ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
July 19 – Boston, MA @ Bank of America Pavilion
July 20 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall

The legendary drummer’s band will once again include Sheila E on percussion, along with Richard Marx, Billy Squier, Edgar Winter, Rod Argent of the Zombies, and frequent Starr collaborator Mark Hudson.

The Haunted – Update From The Studio On New Album

Peter Dolving of Swedish metalcore act THE HAUNTED has posted the following studio update regarding the band’s forthcoming new album:

“We’re going forward. This is exciting and scary. So far we got 12 songs that are evolving smoothly. So far I’d say the stuff is much heavier than previous records, I get a feeling like ATG meets KING CRIMSON.

Oh I don’t know – It’s hard to describe but personally I think we’re coming up some heavy shit. Sometimes I feel like ‘WHOA! This is turning into a PINK FLOYD record for the disfunctional.’

It’s nice for a change to have a good rehearsal space in Gothenburg this time and the possibility to communicate with our computers instead of having to play stuff over the phone at 2 in the morning, especially now since we’ve moved out all across Sweden. Well, I have a really good feeling and I’m really looking forward to recording this monster…”

Yngwie Malmsteen – Initial North American Dates Released

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN appears to be gearing up for another North American tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:

May 5 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
May 6 – Falls Church, VA @ State Theatre
May 12 – Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
May 14 – Montreal, QC @ Le Medley
May 15 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House

DevilDriver – Initial “Burning Daylight” Tour Dates Released

Initial dates have been released for DEVILDRIVER‘s upcoming headlining North American Burning Daylight Tour featuring BURY YOUR DEAD, REMEMBERING NEVER, IF HOPE DIES, and ARTIMUS PYLEDRIVER:

May 8 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
May 9 – West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
May 10 – Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
May 11 – Modesto, CA @ Fat Cat
May 13 – Ogden, UT @ Club Boom Va
May 14 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
May 16 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
May 22 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
May 23 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
May 24 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
May 25 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners
May 26 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
May 28 – Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
May 29 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
May 30 – Latham, NY @ Saratoga Winners
May 31 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock Cafe
June 1 – Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
June 2 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

Cryptopsy – Headlining Canadian Show Announced

CRYPTOPSY have lined up the following headlining show in Canada for later this year, for what could possibly be part of a tour:

October 3 – Montreal, QC @ Le Medley

Jedi Mind Tricks – Canadian Shows Announced For April

Philadelphia’s JEDI MIND TRICKS have lined up the following upcoming Canadian shows for next month:

April 26 – Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
April 27 – Halifax, NS @ The Attic
April 28 – Ottawa, ON @ Babylon Nightclub

The group is also currently in the studio working on their fifth studio album, Servants in Heaven, Kings in Hell, which is expected to be released in August through Babygrande Records.

In related news, you can watch the video for the track “Tear It Down” by the ARMY OF THE PHARAOHS here. The ensemble group is made up of Vinnie Paz (JMT), 7L & ESOTERIC, Planetary and Crypt the Warchild of OUTERSPACE, and others. The group’s new album, The Torture Papers, is in stores now on Babygrande Records.

Sexcrement – Demo Tracks Posted Online

SEXCREMENT, the Massachusetts-based death metal super group featuring Adam Mason of GORATORY and ex-members of TERMINALLY YOUR ABORTED GHOST, have released two tracks from their three song demo (which was recorded by Darren Cesca of GORATORY) on their MySpace page for your listening pleasure.

Soilwork, Darkest Hour – More Tour Dates Released

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 7 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
October 9 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
October 12 – Cohoes, NY @ Saratoga Winners
October 17 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
October 20 – West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
November 5 – New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club

Abigail Williams – Sign To Candlelight Records

Arizona’s ABIGAIL WILLIAMS have signed a three record deal with Candlelight Records. The band is currently in pre-production for an as-yet untitled full length. It’s scheduled to be recorded in May 2006 with the legendary James Murphy at his new Florida-based production facility. The band will be hitting the road in the later part of 2006, including a prestigious slot on one of the EMPEROR reunion shows and a UK tour with SUICIDE SILENCE.

Sigh – Sign To The End Records

Groundbreaking Japanese metal act SIGH have signed a worldwide deal with The End Records and will release their seventh album Hangman’s Hymn sometime later this year.

The Japanese outfit has become one of the most respected and creative entities in the metal music scene thanks to the versatile and unique albums they have released, most notably 1997′s black metal opus Hail Horror Hail and the psychedelic-tinged sounds of 2001′s Imaginary Sonicscape.

On the sound and direction of the new album, SIGH frontman/leader Mirai Kawashima says that Hangman’s Hymn is “thrash-metal-meets-German-symphonies! Fast, heavy, bombastic and majestic!”

Click here to preview a pre-production quality medley of material from the forthcoming album.