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Underoath – Concerned About Friendship, Cancel Remainder of Warped Tour Dates

UNDEROATH have canceled their upcoming appearances on the Vans Warped Tour due to unforeseen circumstances. “We’re deeply frustrated and sorry for any inconvenience this has caused.  We felt it necessary to take some immediate time to focus on our friendship, as that’s more important than risking it for the sake of touring at this time,” the band stated.

Stay tuned for information about new dates. 

Army of Anyone – Feat. ex-STP, Filter – New Tunes, ‘Goodbye’, Streaming

ARMY OF ANYONE, featuring former members of STONE TEMPLE PILOTS and FILTER, have released a new track to the net. You can give yourself a listen to ‘Goodbye’ at this location.


Ray Luzier (ex-DAVID LEE ROTH)
Richard Patrick (ex-FILTER)

The band was produced by Bob Ezrin, and their debut album is expected out later this year through The Firm management’s new label.

Poisonblack – Set to Support Lacuna Coil on tour in Europe this October

Finland’s POISONBLACK will support LACUNA COIL on their highly anticipated European tour to present their upcoming album “Lust Stained Despair” live. POISONBLACK’s new masterpiece “Lust Stained Despair” was mixed by Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, SICK OF IT ALL) at Antfarm Studios and is due to hit UK shops September 4th 2006.

POISONBLACK was founded by Ville Laihiala, the voice of the legendary, but now defunct SENTENCED, the founders of melancholy-driven Finnish rock that had several number one singles and gold albums in Finland.

 Expect their ever-so slightly raunchy video for the track ‘Rush’ to be available very soon.

 Check them out live on tour with LACUNA COIL this October.

Impetigo – Ultimo Mondo Cannibale To Be Re-Issued On Halloween!

Razorback Records‘ re-issue of IMPETIGO‘s legendary first album, Ultimo Mondo Cannibale, will be released on Halloween 2006. The album has been re-mastered by Patrick Bruss from CRYPTICUS and will include a 16 page full color booklet with detailed liner notes from vocalist/bassist Stevo, old art and flyers, and so much more. The album features the original cover art that was banned in 1990, finally used in all of its gory-glory. You can view the artwork here.

Hatebreed, Napalm Death, Exodus – More Dates Revealed

More dates have been released for the upcoming “Monsters of Mayhem” tour featuring HATEBREED, NAPALM DEATH, EXODUS, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, DESPISED ICON, and FIRST BLOOD:

September 3 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
September 4 – Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
September 5 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
September 6 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Zoo
September 7 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
September 8 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
September 9 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
September 10 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
September 14 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
September 15 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
September 16 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
September 17 – Huntington, WV @ Huntington Music Hall
September 19 – Chcicago, IL @ House of Blues
September 20 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
September 22 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Club

Melvins, Big Business – Tour Dates Released

The MELVINS have lined up the following upcoming North American tour dates with BIG BUSINESS:

September 6 – Sacramento, CA @ The Library  
September 8 – Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
September 9 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater  
September 10 – Tacoma, WA @ Hell’s Kitchen  
September 11 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s Crystal Ball Reading Room  
September 12 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom   
September 13 – Bellingham, WA @ The Nightlight    
September 15 – Spokane, WA @ Big Easy Concert House
September 18 – Teton Village, WY @ Mangy Moose   
September 19 – Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theater   
September 20 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater    
September 22 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater   
September 23 – Des Moines, IA @ The Reverb   
September 24 – Cedar Falls, IA @ House of Bricks
September 25 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe  
September 26 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon  
September 27 – Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall    
September 28 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door

Necro – New York City Show Announced

After having his previously announced show, set to take place at the Nokia Theatre, cancelled after being deemed “too obscene” for the venue, Brooklyn based “death rapper” NECRO has lined up a replacement New York City show. The show will take place on September 8th at the B.B. King Blues Club, where he will be joined on stage by Igor Cavalera of SEPULTURA fame. Also performing will be ILL BILL, DANNY DIABLO, SABAC, and RIVIERA REGIME.

Carnivore – Initial Tour Dates Released

Brooklyn’s CARNIVORE (featuring Peter Steele of TYPE O NEGATIVE fame) have announced the following reunion tour dates:

September 2 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
September 6 – New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club

Tool – More Tour Dates Released

More dates have been released for TOOL‘s upcoming world tour:

August 5 – San Diego, CA @ San Diego Street Scene  
August 6 – Fresno, CA @ Selland Arena
August 12 – Osaka, JPN @ Intex  
August 13 – Tokyo, JPN @ Chiba Marine Stadium
August 18 – Honolulu, HI @ Blaisdell Concert Hall  
August 19 – Honolulu, HI @ Blaisdell Concert Hall  
August 22 – Vancouver, BC @ General Motors Place  
August 24 – Calgary, AB @ Pengrowth Saddledome  
August 25 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place  
August 27 – George, WA @ The Gorge  
August 29 – West Valley City, UT @ E Center 
August 30 – Englewood, CO @ Coors Amphitheater
September 1 – Las Vegas, NV @ Theatre Under The Stars at Hard Rock
September 2 – Marysville, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
September 3 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena
September 5 – Bakersfield, CA @ Rabobank Arena
September 7 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
September 8 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
September 9 – Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Pavilion 
September 11 – The Woodlands, TX @ C.W. Mitchell Pavilion 
September 12 – San Antonio, TX @  AT&T Center
September 14 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
September 15 – Kansas City, MO @ Kemper Arena
September 16 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
September 18 – Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
September 21 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
September 22 – Auburn Hills, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills
September 23 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Amphitheatre 
September 25 – Cleveland, OH @ Wolstein Center at CSU
September 26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Petersen Events Center 
September 28 – Camden, NJ @ Tweeter Center at The Waterfront 
September 29 – Mansfield, MA @ Tweeter Center
September 30 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center  
October 2 – Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Wachovia Arena  
October 3 – Manchester, CT @ TBA  
October 5 – Hartford, CT @ Hartford Civic Center  
October 6 – East Rutherford, NJ @ Continental Airlines Arena  
October 7 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre  
November 3 – Barcelona, SPA @ Badalona  
November 4 – Madrid, SPA @ Palacio Vista Alegre  
November 5 – Lisbon, POR @ Atlantic Pavilion  
November 9 – Rotterdam, NET @ Ahoy  
November 10 – Brussels, BEL @ Forest National  
November 12 – Turin, ITA @ Palaisozaki  
November 13 – Florence, ITA @ Nelson Mandela Forum  
November 15 – Rimini, ITA @ Stadium 105  
November 16 – Venice, ITA @ Palasport  
November 18 – Munich, GER @ Zenith  
November 19 – Vienna, AUT @ Stadthalle  
November 22 – Dublin, IRE @ The Point
November 24 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Evening News Arena  
November 25 – Glasgow, UK @ S.E.C.C.  
November 27 – London, UK @ Wembley Arena  
November 30 – Cardiff, UK @ Cardiff International Arena  
December 1 – Nottingham, UK @ Nottingham Arena  
December 3 – Oberhausen, GER @ Konig-Pilsener Arena  
December 4 – Leipzig, GER @ Leipzig Arena  
December 5 – Stuttgart, GER @ Porsche Arena  
December 7 – Lyon, FRA @ Halle Tony Garnier  
December 8 – Nantes, FRA @ Zenith  
December 10 – Paris, FRA @ Le Zenith  
December 12 –  Mannheim, GER @ Maimarkthalle  
December 13 – Zurich, SWI @ Hallenstadion Zurich  

Ozzy Osbourne – To Headline Ozzfest 2nd Stage in NYC

Due to the “overwhelming response” of  OZZY OSBOURNE‘s second stage preformances, Ozzy has decided to close the second stage at the Randall’s Island (New York City) stop of Ozzfest on Saturday, July 29th.

Illuminate – Finish 10th Record – Release via Nuclear Blast on September 29

Germany poets of dark romance, ILLLUMINATE, finished their tenth record “Zwei Seelen” to stir up the scene. The toweringly album will be available in the stores September 29.

The album is heavier than the previous ones, thank you drums and more guitars, as singer Johannes Berthold says. The thrill of anticipation in the fan-scene was amplified by the gig at this years WAVE GOTIK TREFFEN where the new Gothic Rock ballad “Es Brennt Die Welt” stunned every fan. “The song decribes with strong metaphors what happened in the night of 13th February 1945. In that night, 40.000 people died because of the senseless bombing of the city of Dresden”, says Johannes. The album features the typical dark ILLLUMINATE style with songs like “Tote Grten” and “Siehst Du Mich in Dir?” but also fresh tones with tunes like the hit “Wer Lieben will….” a song without keyboards. An intended contrast: “The duality of the both sides of the album must be drastic and striking. On this record, we have well-known romantic and emtional moments, but also tragic and depressiv moments.” As a bonus, the first ever live CD in the history of ILLLUMINATE will be included. The concert took place in Mexiko, Oktober 2005. “Zwei Seelen” shows the rocking side of the band and convinces with it´s intense and emotional tightrope walk.

Hammerfall – Set “Threshold” as Title for New Album – Tracklisting, Release Date Confirmed

Sweden’s HAMMERFALL have set “Threshold” as the title of its new album, due in the U.S. on October 31 via Nuclear Blast Records (October 23 in Europe, except in Germany, where it will arrive on October 20). The complete track listing for the CD is as follows:

1. Threshold
2. The Fire Burns Forever
3. Rebel Inside
4. Natural High
5. Dark Wings, Dark Words
6. Howlin’ With The ‘Pac
7. Shadow Empire
8. Carved In Stone
9. Reign Of The Hammer
10. Genocide
11. Titan

HAMMERFALL’s video for “The Fire Burns Forever”, the brand new track the band recorded with some of the Swedish participants in the European Athletics Championships, has been posted online at The single track will be available as download only between August 6 and September 6, exclusively at the iTunes music store and Nuclear Blast Musicshop. HAMMERFALL and the athletes will also perform “The Fire Burns Forever” at the official opening of the Championships on August 6 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

I Gots Culture Productions – Full Length Spoof of Dragonforce’s ‘Through the Fire and the Flames’ Video Now Running

I GOTS CULTURE PRODUCTIONS has returned with the full-length release of their spoof for DRAGONFORCE’s 7-minute plus epic saga ‘Through the Fire & The Flames.’ Following video spoofs of THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER and AS I LAY DYING, and a trailer for the DRAGONFORCE video – you can now view the entire DRAGONFORCE flick at this location.

Seether – Vocalist Shaun Morgan Admits Himself to Rehab – Drops off Staind Tour

Lead singer of SEETHER, Shaun Morgan, plans to enter rehab “to attack what he sees as a dependence on a combination of substances,” the band’s label, Wind-Up Records, announced July 26.

The rock group, which recently issued a live, unplugged album dubbed “One Cold Night,” was scheduled to kick off an acoustic tour next month in support of STAIND, but SEETHER has called off plans to appear on that trek. One appearance is remains the band’s schedule this week – on a bill in Deer Island, OR, with ALICE IN CHAINS and BUCKCHERRY – and SEETHER plans to perform as scheduled.

“I’m deeply sorry that this news comes right before a planned tour, especially one that I was so excited about, and I hope that everyone understands,” Morgan said in a press release. “I need help with addictions that I can’t kick on my own. These things are making me sick, and could potentially harm me permanently, so I need to take care of them as soon as possible. I hope the tour goes well, and we hope to be on the road again soon. Thank you again for your understanding and support.”

The Panic Channel – Feat. Janes Addition, Skycle – Issue E-Card

THE PANIC CHANNEL, the new hard rock project of the JANES ADDICTION lineup, featuring SKYCYCLE vocalist Steve Issacs has launched a new e-card at this location:

Their debut album, “One” will be out August 15 through Capitol Records and a Fall tour will be announced next month.

7 Angels, 7 Plagues – VA Reunion Show Lineup Finalized

The final line-up for the Saturday, August 5th 7 ANGELS, 7 PLAGUES reunion at KC’s in Fredericksburg, VA has been announced. Bands set to perform include:

7 Angels 7 Plagues, Fear Before the March of Flames, The Number Twelve Looks Like You, Suicide Silence, Too Pure to Die, Ed Gein, All Shall Perish, HeavyHeavyLowLow, Nights Like These, Spitfire, Light This City, The Jonbenet, This Time It’s War, Shroud of Turin, Left to Vanish, Forever in Despair, Another Born Without, Adonis Decay, Face the Facts, Immure, Screwtape, The Bastille, In Alcatraz 1962, We Were Gentlemen, Amicus, Kill the Silent, and special guests TBA.

Mastodon – Readying Release of “Blood Mountain” – Release Two Song Streams

Atlanta’s MASTODON is readying the release of their third full-length studio recording with long time producer Matt Bayles. The album, titled “Blood Mountain”, is the follow up to the Bayles-produced “Leviathan”, which propelled MASTODON into the critical limelight throughout much of 2005 and has kept them there ever since.

Check out two tracks off Blood Mountain, out September 12 below:

Capillarian Crest

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128 WMA
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Crystal Skull

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Decapitated – “Day 69” Video Posted Online

You can check out a new video from Polish death metallers DECAPITATED for the track “Day 69here. The song comes off their recently released new album, Organic Hallucinosis.

Atheist – Set To Appear At Auditory Assault Festival

Technical metal pioneers ATHEIST have announced their first American reunion show will take place at the inaugural Auditory Assault Festival, which will take place November 25th at Sonar in Baltimore, MD.

ATHEIST guitarist/vocalist Kelly Shaefer comments, “We are so pleased to be able to play as ATHEIST for the first time in America since 1991 and excited that it is part of a great new festival. As with our recent European festival shows, we will be performing songs from all 3 records, and we aim to make it a technical death metal extravaganza ATHEIST style!”

Other bands expected to perform include MONSTROSITY, CRETIN, PHOBIA, and MISERY INDEX among others. A full lineup is expected to be announced shortly.

All That Remains – Comment On Ozzfest Appearance

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New England metalcore champs ALL THAT REMAINS have become one of the standout acts on this summer’s Ozzfest, decimating one sun-soaked crowd after another and delivering ferocious sets that obviously leave a lasting impression with the audiences at each stop on the tour.

The proof’s in the pudding, as they say. ALL THAT REMAINS‘ latest, crushing LP, The Fall of Ideals, opened at #75 on Billboard’s album sales chart two weeks ago, selling close to 13,000 copies its first week in stores. The following week, the disc took a bit of a slide, falling to #139 with around 6,000 units sold. The Fall of Ideals is on pace to outsell the band’s previous offering, This Darkened Heart, which racked up first-week sales of 1,050 copies when it was released two years ago. The album failed to chart but has gone on to sell about 62,000 copies.

For frontman Phil Labonte, the album’s got the potential to sell a lot more and that’s where the band’s second-stage turn on this year’s Ozzfest comes in.

“We did Sounds of the Underground last year, but still, there’s a huge crowd of people out here who … this is going to be the only show they go to all year,” he said. “It’s such a huge deal, and there’s a huge percentage of people here who have never even heard of us, so it’s a huge opportunity and we’re coming in with a really solid foundation and really good groundwork from last year. Our last album sold 60,000-something copies without Ozzfest. So we’re hoping this record does the same or more. With the help of tours like Ozzfest, maybe we’ll do that.”

Some of the material on The Fall of Ideals spotlights the band at its most brutal with tons of double-bass and pummeling blast beats. But at the same time, the LP’s also ALL THAT REMAINS‘ most accessible outing to date, thanks to Labonte‘s vocals, which, in keeping with the current trend, come across as much cleaner.

“There are more clean vocals on the record, but there’s more vocal variety overall,” he argued. “I do way more of the really guttural death-metal stuff than I’ve ever done. The song ‘The Weak Willed‘ is the heaviest thing we’ve ever done it’s a death-metal song. But there’s more clean singing on this one because I’ve gotten better at that. We’re not that band that’s like, ‘Oh, here’s a formula let’s go ahead and do it and write all our songs this way.’ We’ve always been an extreme band, and certainly not something you could consider anything less than a metal band.”

Of course, being on the Ozzfest which wraps up August 13 in West Palm Beach, Florida can obviously lead to bigger and better things for a band. And it seems the tour’s already started paying off for ALL THAT REMAINS. In September, they’ll head out with DRAGONFORCE and HORSE THE BAND for a tour that’s expected to kick off September 8 in Los Angeles. Just four dates for the trek have been announced, including September 9 in San Francisco, September 23 in Detroit and September 24 in Toronto. More dates will be unveiled in the coming weeks. Labonte said the band also plans on setting out on a headlining run this winter.

“We want to stay on the road as long as we can, because that’s how you make fans and that’s how you become successful as a band,” he explained. “Being on Ozzfest is pretty humbling, because you have so many huge bands that are gigantic now that got their start on the second stage KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, SHADOWS FALL, HATEBREED. It’s a huge thing to be a part of it, and it’s a huge thing to be able to say, ‘Hey, we were on Ozzfest.’ I couldn’t be any happier.”

Flogging Molly – Upcoming Tour Dates Released

FLOGGING MOLLY have announced the following upcoming tour dates:

September 9 – San Diego, CA @ Gas Lamp Quarter  
September 14 – Saint Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing  
September 15 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution  
September 17 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues  
September 21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ University of Utah  
September 22 – Walla Walla, WA @ Whitman College  
September 25 – Seattle, WA @ University of Washington  
September 30 – Irvine, CA @ Bren Events Center  
October 1 – Sacramento, CA @ California State Univ. Sacramento  
October 6 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa  
October 7 – Farmville, VA @ Longwood University  
October 8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory  
October 21 – Houghton, MI @ TBA  
October 23 – Columbia, MO @ Blue Note  
October 28 – Duluth, MN @ St. Scholastica College

Dave Chappelle – Tour Dates Announced

Comedian Dave Chappelle has announced the following tour dates:

July 28 to August 9 – San Francisco, CA @ Punch Line  
August 11 – Norfolk, VA @ Chrysler Hall  
August 12 – Richmond, VA @ Landmark Theatre  
August 13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Chevrolet Amphitheatre  
August 15 – Wallingford, CT @ Chevrolet Theatre  
August 17 – Buffalo, NY @ Shea’s Perf. Arts Ctr.  
August 18 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre  
August 19 – Rosemont, IL @ Rosemont Theatre  
August 20 – Cleveland, OH @ Tower City Amphitheater  
August 21 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall  
August 23 – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena  
August 24 – Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre  
August 25 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Hotel / Casino

DragonForce – More Headlining Tour Dates Released

More dates have been released for DRAGONFORCE‘s headlining tour with ALL THAT REMAINS and HORSE THE BAND:

September 8 – Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theatre
September 9 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
September 11 – Portalnd, OR @ Roseland Theatre
September 13 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox
September 23 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
September 24 – Toronto, ON @ Docks Nightclub
October 6 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

Sick Of It All – 20th Anniversary NYC Show Announced

SICK OF IT ALL will be performing a special 20th anniversary show at the B.B. King Blues Club in New York City on September 17th. Also performing will be KILL YOUR IDOLS, THE WARRIORS, THE AUTUMN OFFERING, and DEAD HEARTS.

Kazaa – Settles With Music Industry For $100 Million

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Kazaa has become the latest rogue downloading service to settle with the music industry.

The Recording Industry Association of America announced on Thursday (July 27) that the peer-to-peer network reached an out-of-court settlement with the major music companies to settle international litigation against the operators of Kazaa brought in the U.S. and Australia.

Kazaa‘s owner, Sharman Networks, has agreed to pay the world’s four major record companies the EMI Group, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group more than $100 million, according to a spokesperson for the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, which brought the action along with the RIAA. Under the terms of the settlement, Kazaa will also introduce filtering technology that will ensure it doesn’t distribute copyright-infringing music or movie files in the future.

“This is welcome news for the music community and the legal online music marketplace,” said RIAA Chairman and CEO Mitch Bainwol in a statement. “Steadily but surely, we are passing another important marker on the remarkable journey that is the continuing transformation and development of the digital marketplace.”

The Motion Picture Association of America announced simultaneously that it has also settled litigation against Kazaa owner Sharman, whose FastTrack network it had previously called the “leading unlawful peer-to-peer file-trading” system.

Since the Supreme Court ruled against peer-to-peer networks Grokster and Streamcast in 2005, saying that companies that promote copyright infringement can be held liable, the days of rogue P2P systems appeared to be numbered. In addition to Grokster going legit, over the past year such services as iMesh and Bearshare have settled with the RIAA, as have other services in Taiwan and Korea.

“A little more than a year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court struck a wise balance between protecting innovation and the rights of creators,” Bainwol said. “This meaningful decision has helped bring legal and moral clarity to the marketplace. Services based on theft are going legit or going under, and a legal marketplace is showing real promise.”

Last year, the Federal Court of Australia found Kazaa‘s operators guilty of authorizing widespread copyright infringement. At its peak, Kazaa, one of the most popular P2P networks, had 4.2 million simultaneous users worldwide, according to the RIAA statement. In May 2003, Sharman declared Kazaa the most downloaded software ever, at 239 million downloads.