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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.

Les Claypool & His Fancy Band – Initial Tour Dates Released

A few initial dates for LES CLAYPOOL‘s late Spring/early Summer solo tour have been released:

June 10 – Lawrence, KS @ Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival
June 16-18 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
July 6 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
July 8 – St Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing
July 14 – Masontown, WV @ All Good Music Festival

Rumpelstiltskin Grinder – More Upcoming Shows Announced

Relapse Records’ “criminal thrash” quintet RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER have announced the following upcoming shows:

March 23 – Harrisburg, PA @ The Dragonfly
March 24 – Reading, PA @ The Silo
March 25 – West Chester, PA @ Rex’s
March 31 – Ellerslie, MD @ Ellerslie Tavern
April 1 – Danville, VA @ Plan B
April 14 – Kingston, PA @ Backstage Enterprises
April 15 – Wallingford, CT @ Wallingford American Legion Hall
April 16 – Saratoga, NY @ Backstreet Billiards
April 20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Khyber w/ Unearthly Trance
April 22 – Fleetwood, PA @ Alexander’s German Bar
May 2 – Lemoyne, PA @ Championship Records w/ Kylesa
May 5 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Stabbin Cabin w/ Toxic Holocaust
May 12 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church w/ Disfear, Phonia
May 13 – Rising Sun, MD @ Rising Sun Community Center

with Disfear, Misery Index, Atheretic, Mesrine, Strong Intention:
June 2 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
June 3 – Quebec City, QC @ Campus Charlesbourg

Lynyrd Skynyrd, 3 Doors Down – Team Up For U.S. Tour

LYNYRD SKYNYRD and 3 DOORS DOWN have announced the dates for their upcoming co-headlining Double Trouble Summer Tour:

June 25 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
June 27 – Maryland Heights, MO @ UMB Bank Pavilion
June 28 – Kansas City, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 7 – Selma, TX @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 8 – The Woodlands, TX @ C.W. Mitchell Pavilion
July 9 – Dallas, TX @ Smirnoff Music Centre
July 11 – Noblesville, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
July 12 – Columbus, OH @ Germain Amphitheater
July 14 – Burgettstown, PA @ Post-Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake
July 15 – Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
July 16 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
July 18 – Raleigh, NC @ Alltel Pavilion at Walnut Creek
July 19 – Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amp. Charlotte
July 21 – Pelham, AL @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
July 22 – Biloxi, MS @ Miss. Coast Coliseum

Regurgitate – Begin Work On New Full-Length

Swedish grinders REGURGITATE have entered the studio to record an as-yet-untitled new full-length album, their fourth for Relapse Records.

The quartet have been writing and rehearsing over the past couple of months for their follow-up to 2003’s Deviant. REGURGITATE vocalist Rikard Jansson promises the new album will sound “A bit rougher and not too polished. It is grindcore after all.” The band is looking to be done recording by April for an as-yet-unscheduled fall release.

Tool – “10,000 Days” Artwork on Official Band Site

Mini-artwork for TOOL‘s upcoming release, currently titled “10,000 Days”, has been posted on the band’s official website. It can be found, along with a new look TOOL logo at this location.

iN fLAMES – Björn Gelotte to Feature on FUSE’s Tattoo Stories

IN FLAMES guitarist Björn Gelotte will be featured on the FUSE Network program “Tattoo Stories”. Gelotte will be profiled on the program’s Wednesday, March 22 episode.

FUSE’s “Tattoo Stories” airs at 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST. Previous artists profiled on the show include Duff McKagen and Slash of VELVET REVOLVER, Chi Cheng of DEFTONES, SLIPKNOT and AUDIOSLAVE.

IN FLAMES has announced a second North American headlining tour in support of their critically acclaimed new album, Come Clarity. The trek is slated to commence on May 5th and follows the band’s recent sold out North American tour of the same name. Support on the IN FLAMES tour will be provided by THROWDOWN, NEVERMORE, EVERGREY.

IN FLAMES‘ Come Clarity has soundscanned over 55,000 units to date and debuted at # 58 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart with first week sales of just under 24,000 copies. The album has met to widespread critical acclaim, being hailed as “a coordinated stampede” by Billboard and “A rare blend of speed, precision, heaviness and melody” by the Chicago Tribune.

Celtic Frost – To Release “Monotheist” in 3 Forms – Announce Summer Plans

On May 29, one of the most anticipated metal albums of this year is going to be released on Century Media Records: Legendary CELTIC FROST?s new monumental, dark opus ?Monotheist?.

Now, the time has come to unveil the visual aspects of this highly anticipated gloomy masterpiece by granting you a glimpse at the extraordinary cover artwork of the album. ?Monotheist? will be available in three different formats with three variations of the artwork: standard jewel case, limited edition digipak (including a slipcase with the regular jewel case cover artwork but an alternate interior cover and fold-out digipak sleeves as well as a poster) and for all you vinyl-lovers as a gatefold double LP. Both special editions will include an exclusive bonus track: “Incantation Against You” for the double LP and “Temple Of Depression” for the digipak.

This album’s conceptual ideas not only extend to music and lyrics, but also to the exceptional visual design as created by Michel Casarramona and bassist Martin Eric Ain. Ain comments on the artwork as follows:

“Monotheist is as personal as it gets. So is the artwork to this album. Michel had approached me at the very beginning of the creative process that would turn out to be Celtic Frost’s new manifesto, with the idea of developing the art to the music. Both music and visuals served to shape each other just like we, the creators, where struggling with our own personal demons as a group and as individuals. What we have evoked or exorcised within these past years is now bound in form of this ?record? for you to behold.”

The album release will be followed by live appearances throughout the summer, along with extensive subsequent touring activity. The dates so far confirmed for CELTIC FROST are:

May 31 – Vosselaar, Belgium @ Biebob
June 1 – Zaandam, Holland @ Kade
June 3 – Gelsenkirchen, Germany @ Rock Hard Festival
June 10 – Sölvesborg, Sweden @ Sweden Rock Festival
June 25 – Clisson, France @ Hellfest
June 30?July 2 – Helsinki, Finland @ Tuska Festival
July 2 – Roitzschjora, Germany @ With Full Force
August 4 – Wacken, Germany @ Wacken Open Air 2006
August 26 – Bergen, Norway @ Hole In The Sky Festival

More dates soon including a UK show.

After this run of high class festivals CELTIC FROST will return to North America to play a massive North American tour that will kick off September 12 and last for almost two months. Those dates are as follows:

September 12 – Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
September 13 – Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
September 14 – New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
September 15 – New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
September 16 – Montreal, QC @ Le Medley
September 18 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
September 19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre
September 20 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
September 22 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
September 23 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
September 25 – Winnipeg, MB @ Royal Albert Hotel
September 27 – Calgary, AB @ The Warehouse
September 28 – Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
September 30 – Victoria, BC @ Sugar Nightclub
October 2 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
October 3 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
October 4 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
October 6 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
October 7 – West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
October 8 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
October 9 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
October 11 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
October 12 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
October 13 – El Paso, TX @ The Zone
October 14 – San Antonio, TX @ Sunset Station
October 16 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
October 17 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
October 19 – Fort Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theatre
October 20 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
October 21 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
October 23 – Tampa, FL @ The Masquerade
October 24 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
October 25 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
October 27 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
October 28 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
October 29 – Fayetteville, NC @ Jester’s Pub
October 31 – Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
November 2 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa

Evans Blue – Release Another New Tune to MySpace

EVANS BLUE has posted a new song on their MySpace page. You can check out ‘A Cross and a Girl Named Blessed’ at this location.

The song is off their new album, “Melody and the Energetic Nature of Volume”, in stores now on Hollywood Records.

Metallica – Honored by 8 Artists in Tribute Disc – Released in April 5 Kerrang! Issue

A special collaboration of artists, in conjunction with UK rock mag Kerrang!, has spawned a re-recording of METALLICA‘s “Master of Puppets” to celebrate the 20th Anniversay of the album’s release. Scheduled for an April 5 shelf date, fans can snag the following disc for free with every Kerrang! magazine purchase. The tracklisting is as follows:

Machine Head – Battery
Trivium – Master Of Puppets
Mendeed – The Thing That Should Not Be
Bullet for My Valentine – Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
Chimaira – Disposable Heroes
Fightstar – Leper Messiah
Mastodon – Orion
Funeral for a Friend – Damage Inc.

Dissection – To Film “Unique Video” for ‘Starless Aeon’

Swedish metal pioneers DISSECTION continue to make their return to the metal scene a memorable one.

To coincide with the release of ?Reinkaos,? out May 16 on THE END RECORDS (April 30 in Europe on the band?s own label, Black Horizon Records), the band is filming a unique video for the song ?Starless Aeon.?

About the video, singer and guitarist Jon Nödtveidt comments, ?For the making of the video to “Starless Aeon”, the first song from REINKAOS to become visual, Dissection explore a special filming technique, shooting scenes backwards, with the band literally having to perform their music and sing the lyrics backwards. The filmed sequences have then ultimately been reversed again, with an original backwards sequence playing forwards in sync with the album version of the song. The visual result appears rather sick and disturbing, and like the rest of the video, very dark.?

Tracklisting for the disc is below:

Nexion 218
Beyond The Horizon
Starless Aeon
Black Dragon
Dark Mother Divine
Xeper-I-Set
Chaosophia
God Of Forbidden Light
Reinkaos
Internal Fire
Maha Kali