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Job For A Cowboy – New Demo Track Posted Online

Arizona’s JOB FOR A COWBOY have posted the following update:

“We just got back from Blue Light Audio Media Studios with Corey Spotts and Matt Brown with a brand new track that we laid out over this past week. The new demo track, “Entities,” is now posted on our MySpace and PureVolume, so be sure to check that out!”

In Flames, Nevermore – More U.S. Tour Dates Released

More dates have been released for IN FLAMES‘ upcoming headlining tour featuring THROWDOWN, NEVERMORE, and EVERGREY:

May 5 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
May 6 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
May 8 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
May 9 – Jacksonville, NC @ Planet Rock
May 11 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
May 12 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere’s
May 13 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
May 15 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada
May 16 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
May 23 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
May 26 – Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
May 28 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Beta Bar
May 30 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

Fear Factory, Suffocation, Hypocrisy – Team Up For Tour?

According to the venue’s web site, FEAR FACTORY, SUFFOCATION, HYPOCRISY, and DECAPITATED will be performing at Jaxx in Springfield, VA on November 7th.

Staind – Initial Jagermeister Music Tour Dates Released

Initial dates have been released for the Spring edition of this year’s Jagermeister Music Tour featuring STAIND, THREE DAYS GRACE, and HURT:

April 20 – McAllen, TX @ La Villa Real Special Events Center
April 22 – Lubbock, TX @ LoneStar Amphitheatre
April 23 – San Angelo, TX @ San Angelo Coliseum
April 25 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
April 26 – Wichita Falls, TX @ Kay Yeager Coliseum
April 28 – Pensacola, FL @ Pensacola Civic Center
May 2 – Knoxville, TN @ Knoxville Aud. & Coliseum
May 3 – Little Rock, AR @ Clear Channel Metroplex
May 6 – Jackson, MS @ Crawfish Festival
May 12 – Temecula, CA @ Pechanga Resort & Casino
May 16 – Colorado Springs, CO @ World Arena
May 17 – Rapid City, SD @ Rushmore Plaza
May 20 – Duluth, MN @ Pioneer Hall
May 21 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave / Eagles Club
May 23 – Chicago, IL @ Congress Theatre
May 24 – Springfield, IL @ Prairie Capital Conv. Ctr.

Dissection – New York City Show Announced

Swedish legends DISSECTION will be performing at the B.B. King Blues Club in New York City on July 7th. According to the venue’s web site, it will be the band’s only East Coast appearance.

Demilich, Biolich – Initial U.S. Tour Dates Released

Finnish death metal legends DEMILICH will be teaming up with New York’s BIOLICH for a U.S. tour after their appearance at this year’s Maryland Deathfest. The first dates to be announced are as follows:

May 31 – New York, NY @ North Six w/ Electro Quarterstaff
June 3 – Austin, TX @ T.B.A.
June 4 – Houston, TX @ T.B.A.
June 6 – El Paso, TX @ CHIC’s
June 7 – Glendale, AZ @ Bulldogz
June 9 – San Diego, CA @ The Jumping Turtle

More details will be posted as they’re released.

Bloodletting North America V – First Dates Released

Initial dates have been released for the upcoming Bloodletting North America V tour featuring DEEDS OF FLESH, VILE, SEVERE TORTURE, and DECREPIT BIRTH:

July 14 – Corona, CA @ Showcase Theater
July 15 – San Marcos, CA @ Jumping Turtle
July 16 – Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory
July 18 – Albuquerque, NM @ The Compound

Arsis – Writing Complete For New Album

ARSIS drummer Michael Van Dyne has posted the following update regarding the band’s upcoming new album:

“Ok it’s taken us a little bit longer than originally planned, but the writing for the next album is now 100% complete. I really think these are some of the best songs we’ve ever done by far, so it’s better off that it’s taken us a little extra time. I’m recording all the drum tracks at the end of the month (the 27-29th) at the same studio I recorded the drums at for ADFR. Jim will probably be recording all the other tracks shortly after we get done with the NECROPHAGIST tour. The album will be 9 songs – 8 brand new originals and a surprise cover.”

Peeping Tom – Track Listing Revealed, Release Date Set

Ipecac Records has released the following update regarding Mike Patton’s long awaited PEEPING TOM album:

“It is truly hard to beleive it is almost here!!!!
PEEPING TOM
The notorious project that Mike Patton has been working on for over 6 years! The mysterious leaked demos! Which label will it be on? Who are the guests? What will it sound like? Is Mike singing? Where did the Warriors season go wrong? Will they tour?
A lot of these questions will be answered soon!!!!!!
IPECAC RECORDINGS is proud to announce that PEEPING TOM “self titled” full length debut release will be unveiled on May 30th!
Mike Patton will be joined by an impressive lineup of guests. Here is what you get for your hard earned cash:

1. Five Seconds (featuring Odd Nosdam)
2. Mojo (featuring Rahzel and Dan the Automator)
3. Don’t Even Trip (featuring Amon Tobin)
4. Getaway (featuring Kool Keith)
5. Your Neighborhood Spaceman (featuring Jel and Odd Nosdam)
6. Kill The DJ (featuring Massive Attack)
7. Caipirinha (featuring Bebel Gilberto)
8. Celebrity Death Match (featuring Kid Koala)
9. How U Feelin? (featuring Doseone)
10. Sucker (featuring Norah Jones)
11. We’re Not Alone (featuring Dub Trio)

Tub Ring – Release Statement About Incident Between Them and Black My Heart

TUB RING have released the following explanation about the confrontation that took place between them and BLACK MY HEART at a recent show:

Carmel, IN 3-11-2006

- Tub Ring plays last out of 6 bands. All are hardcore / straight edge.
- Tub Ring sets last 35 minutes, no banter between songs, TR plays song to song to song, non-stop. NOTHING was said to the audience through the PA except right before TR starts playing… when jokingly TR remarks “you are going to need to listen to Elton John for a week to get all that hardcore out of your systems”
- Tub Ring plays for about 20 minutes, as TR plays, members of all the opening hardcore bands gathering on both sides of the stage watching TR play. FULL bottles of water begin to be thrown @ TR by these band members, then… a metal lock box, then out of nowhere a HUGE barstool is hurled, which hits TR’s guitarist JEFF, breaking the headstock off of his guitar. Another chair hits Rob in the head, and then smashes his keyboard up.
- Tub Ring stops playing, and bassist Trevor follows fleeing hardcore band
assailants out into the hall behind the stage. Trevor confronts a dozen or so band members – not knowing who had thrown the barstool… and asks “what was that all about, and who’s paying for that guitar?” – he is met by numerous responses including “you talk SH*T about hardcore, that’s what you get”. Trevor is then HEADBUTTED by Wheeler (singer of “Black My Heart”) leaving both of them with bleeding cuts. Trevor now needs stitches on his face.
- All 5 hardcore bands begin to flee the scene, but thanks to a couple of quick thinking TR fans, their vans get boxed in the parking lot. Cops arrive & take pictures of the damage to Tub Ring’s equipment and of Trevor’s injuries, and Wheeler singer of “Black My Heart” is arrested and taken to jail. Nobody could confirm who actually had thrown the barstool which broke Tub Ring’s equipment, but when asked all members of all 5 bands were heard to respond with comments such as “that’s what you get for talking SH*T about hardcore” or “you’re lucky the cops are here now or else we’d finish you off”.

if anyone wants to dispute this story, or wants to claim TR said ANYTHING @
all derogatory about any of the HC bands or the SE way of life from stage that night… we have video of the whole show available shot by a fan.
Unfortunately the video did not have an angle which can identify the person
who threw the barstool.

Just a side note – when TR members asked the H/C band memebers “what did we say about H/C music that offended you?” – none of them even knew. None of them even brought up the Elton John statement, they all just said “we heard you were talking shit about H/C + S/E”

Skinless – Finish Recording New Album

SKINLESS have released the following update:

We have just finished recording and mixing our new album “Trample The Weak, Hurdle The Dead,” and now it’s off to Scott Hull at Visceral Sound for mastering. A release date of June 13th is set through Relapse Records. Orion at Relapse has a sick album cover and layout coming along.The track listing is as follows:

1. Overlord
2. A Unilateral Disgust
3. Deviation Will Not Be Tolerated
4. Trample The Weak, Hurdle The Dead
5. Spoils Of The Sycophant
6. Endvisioned
7. Execution Of Reason
8. Wicked World (Sabbath cover)

Full tour plans are in the works including a European tour in the fall with Malevolent Creation and Disgorge. More North American dates to come. Shows set in stone so far are:

April 28 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
April 29 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (NEMHF)
April 30 – New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
May 20 – Middletown, NY @ Orange County Fair Grounds
May 27 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar (Maryland Deathfest)
June 16 – Bucksport, ME @ The Kave
June 17 – Saratoga Winners, Cohoes, NY (CD release show)

New England Metal/Hardcore Fest – Bands/Days Announced

The bands and the days they will be performing has been announced for this year’s New England Metal & Hardcore Festival which will take place at The Palladium in Worcester, MA:

FRIDAY APRIL 28
DOORS OPEN AT 2:30PM
SHOW RUNS UNTIL 1:00AM
RE-ENTRY ALLOWED UNTIL 6:00PM

A Life Once Lost
A Perfect Murder
Alarum
Arsis
Between The Buried And Me
Black Dahlia Murder
Cephalic Carnage
Dead To Fall
Demiricous
Ed Gein
From A Second Story Window
Haste The Day
If Hope Dies
Lacuna Coil
Ligeia
Necrophagist
Neuraxis
Nodes Of Ranvier
Ringworm
Scarlet
Still Remains
Suicide Silence
The Absence
Thine Eyes Bleed
Through The Eyes Of The Dead

SATURDAY APRIL 29:::
DOORS OPEN AT 11:30AM
SHOW RUNS UNTIL 1:00AM
RE-ENTRY ALLOWED UNTIL 6:00PM

100 Demons
Arch Enemy
At All Cost
Caliban
Chimaira
Colin Of Arabia
Cryptopsy
Damnation AD
Death Threat
Embrace The End
Exodus
First Blood
Full Blown Chaos
God Forbid
Hate Eternal
Immolation
In to the Moat
Ion Dissonance
Overcast
Ramallah
Remembering Never
Righteous Jams
Scars Of Tomorrow
Shoot To Kill
Since The Flood
Skinless
Spitfire
Suffocation
Sworn Enemy
Terror
The Acacia Strain
The Classic Struggle
The JonBenet
Turmoil

SUNDAY APRIL 30:::
DOORS OPEN AT 11:30AM
SHOW RUNS UNTIL 1:00AM
RE-ENTRY ALLOWED UNTIL 6:00PM

A Love End Suicide
Bloodlined Calligraphy
Born Victim
Bronx Casket Company
Burn In Silence
Byzantine
Cannae
Cellador
Doom Raider
Dragon Force
Folly
Gamma Ray
Goat Horn
Hypersolid
Inked In Blood
Into Eternity
Light This City
Losa
Mercury Switch
On Broken Wings
Phoenix Morning
Protest The Hero
Sanctity
The Miles Between
Torn Asunder
Trouble
Twelve Tribes
Who Killed The Prom Queen
Wolf
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Black Sabbath – Report From Hall of Fame Induction

The following is from Billboard.com:

“Iconic heavy metal quartet BLACK SABBATH, new-wave pop crossover combo BLONDIE, late jazz legend MILES DAVIS, southern rock mainstays LYNYRD SKYNYRD, notorious punk outfit the SEX PISTOLS and A&M Records co-founders Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night (March 13) during a ceremony at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Highlights from the event will be broadcast March 21 on VH1.

METALLICA not only inducted BLACK SABBATH but also ripped into covers of “Hole in the Sky” and “Iron Man,” with vocalist James Hetfield reaching into his highest register to equal Ozzy Osbourne’s signature singing style. “I hereby not only acknowledge but scream from every f*cking rooftop that BLACK SABBATH is and always will be synonymous with heavy metal,” said METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich, sporting a vintage SABBATH t-shirt.

“We did get criticized a lot by the press for many years, but we didn’t take any notice of that,” guitarist Tony Iommi said backstage when asked about how SABBATH defied constant critical bashing on its way to becoming one of the most influental rock bands of all time. “Everything we’ve done, we’ve believed in.”

Live – Initial U.S. Tour Dates Released

LIVE have announced the following U.S. shows:

May 5 – Jackson, MS @ Crawfish Festival
May 6 – Birmingham, AL @ Schaeffer Eye Center
May 9 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
May 11 – New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre Times Square
May 12 – Boston, MA @ Avalon
May 13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
May 14 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
May 19 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
May 23 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
July 23 – Cadott, WI @ Rock Fest

Nine Inch Nails – More North American Dates Released

NINE INCH NAILS have confirmed the following dates for their North American spring/summer tour:

May 26 – George, WA – The Gorge Amphitheatre (Sasquatch Festival)

with Bauhaus, TV On the Radio
May 27 – Ridgefield, WA @ Clark County Amphitheater
May 28 – Boise, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheater
May 30 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
May 31 – Albuquerque, NM @ Journal Pavilion
June 2 – San Antonio, TX @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
June 3 – Dallas, TX @ Smirnoff Music Centre
June 4 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
June 6 – Birmingham, AL @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
June 7 – Atlanta, GA @ Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre
June 9 – Raleigh, NC @ Alltel Pavilion
June 10 – Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
June 11 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
June 13 – Washington, DC @ Nissan Pavilion
June 14 – Camden, NJ @ Tweeter Center

with Bauhaus, T.B.A.:
June 16 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
June 17 – Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach Theater
June 18 – Saratoga, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
June 20 – Hartford, CT @ New England Dodge Music Center
June 21 – Portland, ME @ Cumberland County Civic Center
June 23 – Boston, MA @ Tweeter Center
June 24 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Amphitheater
June 25 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 27 – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Theater
June 28 – Columbus, OH @ Germain Amphitheater
June 30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Post-Gazette Pavilion
July 1 – Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 2 – Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheater
July 3 – Indianapolis, IN @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 7 – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 8 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre

Tub Ring – Attacked By Band With No Sense of Humor

According to a fan’s posting on their official message board, TUB RING was recently attacked by BLACK MY HEART at a recent show:

black my heart… this dumb straight edge hardcore band got all offended coz rob said ‘you guys are gonna have to listen to elton john for a week to get all this hardcore out of your system.’ they got all shitty and threw a bunch of little shit at Tub during their set and then they threw a barstool. it broke jeff’s guitar, rob’s keyboard, and hit both of them…. they threw a lockbox thqat hit jeff’s ankle. trevor went after him and was liek “WTF?!?!” and the guy headbutted trevor and busted up his lip. the cops came and arrested the guy. it was fucked up.”

To view a picture of the retard being arrested, click here.

Anata – Confirmed For Neurotic Deathfest

ANATA are confirmed to appear at the Neurotic Deathfest, set to take place May 13 at the Dynamo club in Eindhoven, Holland. Formerly known at the Rotterdam Deathfest this year’s expanded event has not only moved to Eindhoven but will now involve 15 bands on two stages as well as an enlarged Metal Market.

Already confirmed along with ANATA are GOREROTTED, PSYCROPTIC, DISAVOWED, AVULSED, PROSTITUTE DISFIGUREMENT, ARSEBREED, INSIDIOUS DECREPANCY, INFECTED MALIGNITY, GODLESS TRUTH, VOMIT THE SOUL, MENTAL HORROR, EMETH plus a couple more still to be confirmed.

Satyricon – Sign North American Deal With Century Media

Norway’s SATYRICON have signed a North American licensing agreement with Century Media Records for their new album Now, Diabolical. Set for release June 13, 2006, the North American version will include a bonus track and enhanced video. Mixing the album with celebrated producer Mike Frasier (METALLICA, AC/DC) in Vancouver, Canada, Satyr called Now, Diabolical, “a deeper dive in the abyss than ever before. [The album] is a catchy and aggressive record with a pitch-black heart. I think this is the kind of record that we and our supporters in America need to help steer the direction that no one has really set yet ‘over there’. America has produced some of the greatest metal bands of all time, yet Black Metal has very much been a European phenomena until now. It is gradually tightening its grip on the American metal scene and we want to be a part of it just like we were when it started in Europe.”

High On Fire – Set To Appear On Monster Garage

HIGH ON FIRE are set to appear on a brand-new episode of the hit television show Monster Garage.

HIGH ON FIRE will be performing the songs “Devilution” and “Brother in The Wind” from their critically acclaimed album Blessed Black Wings during Monster Garage episode #82. The episode will debut on The Discovery Channel at 8:00 pm EST on Monday, March 20 and air again at 12 midnight EST on March 21st.

The episode, titled ‘The Noodler,’ sees West Coast Choppers founder Jesse James and a crew of Italian-American builders cook up the world’s fastest (and only) pasta making European import. Yes, pasta made from scratch inside an Italian sports car ready to deliver 100mile an hour sauce!

Monster Garage has a weekly viewer-ship of six million people. The show features motorcycle-lifestyle icon Jesse James and his team of maverick mechanics transforming ordinary cars into extraordinary mega-machines.

Additionally “Devilution” will appear on the forthcoming MTV2’s Headbanger’s Ball: The Revenge double CD compilation due out in stores April 11. The compilation, the third in the Headbanger’s Ball series, sees HIGH ON FIRE appearing shoulder-to-shoulder with the likes of SLIPKNOT, IRON MAIDEN, HATEBREED, LAMB OF GOD, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, MASTODON, OPETH and many, many more of metal’s finest.

Ozzy Osbourne – Four of Ten Dates Announced for Ozzfest Performances; Bristow and VA Beach Dates Swapped

Four of the 10 Ozzfest dates that will feature OZZY OSBOURNE as the headliner have been confirmed. They are as follows:

July 1 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
August 1 – Mansfield, MA @ Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
August 4 – Camden, NJ @ Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
August 6 – Bristow, VA @ Nissan Pavilion

The Bristow date, as can be noted above, has changed spots on the tour route with the Virginia Beach at the Verizon Ampitheatre date to accomodate Ozzy. The Virginia Beach date is now set for Saturday, August 5 and the Bristow date is now set for Sunday, August 6.

Helloween, Kingdom Come – North American Tour

German power metallers HELLOWEEN appear to be teaming up with KINGDOM COME for a North American tour later this year. The first confirmed date is as follows:

October 16 – New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club

Goatwhore – Track Listing Released For Metal Blade Debut

New Orleans black metallers GOATWHORE have released the track listing for their upcoming Metal Blade debut, A Haunting Curse, which is expected to be released in September:

1. A Haunting Curse
2. Wear These Scars of Testimony
3. Bloodletting Upon the Cloven Hoof
4. Alchemy of the Black Sun Cult
5. My Eyes are the Spears of Chaos
6. In the Narrow Confines of Defilement
7. Forever Consumed Oblivion
8. A Haunting Curse…
9. Silenced Marked by the Breaking of Bone
10. Diabolical Submergence of Rebirth
11. …Of Ashen Slumber
12. I Avenge Myself

Vital Remains – Announce Upcoming Tour Dates

VITAL REMAINS have announced the following upcoming live performances:

March 24 – Roanoke, VA @ Shooters
March 25 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Peppermint Beach Club
March 26 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocodero
April 5 – Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theater
April 6 – Corona, CA @ Showcase
April 7 – Las Vegas, NV @ T.B.A.
April 8 – Phoneix, AZ @ Metal Devestation Fest
April 9 – Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory
April 10 – San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
April 11 – Boise, ID @ Imparts
April 12 – Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
April 13 – Portland, OR @ Rock N Roll Pizza
April 14 – Concord, CA @ Bourbon Room
April 15 – Orangevale, CA @ Boardwalk
April 16 – San Marcos, CA @ Jumping Turtle
May 20 – Middletown, NY @ Death In The Forest
May 24 – Luckau, GER @ Fuck The Commerce
May 27 – Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest

Aborted – More Info Released About Upcoming DVD

ABORTED have released the following update:

“The tour was amazing, thanks to all the bands & killer polish crew for making this such a blast, to all of you who came out to support us! Unfortunately we had to cancel our last show in Hamburg because of Illness of some members & bad logistics. We promise however to make it up to the people who showed up to see us by playing there this year!

Being home for 2 weeks nearly everyone is healed back to life & we’re ready to hit Colmar tomorrow, so see you freaks out there! Other news is we’re still writing songs for the new record to be recorded in Oktober. Expect a February release date for that matter. AND

HERE IT IS: we’re shooting our live DVD on may 28 in LA LOCOMOTIVE in paris on the infamous VS FEST! The dvd should be out later this year on LISTENABLE RECORDS. Besides this show it’ll contain live footage from this years FACE YOUR UNDERGROUND fest in antwerp, the show in montreal (suffocation tour), Rouyn Noranda (suffocation tour) and more. It will also contain the videos completed by the band so far & some interviews & backstage shenanigans! The damn thing should be mixed by mastermind Tue Madsen so we’re very anxious & excited to get this one going! thats all for now folks, see you on the road!”

Ozzy Osbourne – Iron Maiden Are “Fucking Trouble”

The following are some “highlights” from today’s Howard Stern show featuring Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne:

Sharon said that Ronnie James Dio was a midget.

Ozzy said that he told Sharon, “don’t put them on the tour because they are fucking trouble,” refering to IRON MAIDEN.

In between disgraceful attacks on the legendary band, Sharon revealed that IRON MAIDEN were paid $185,000 a night.

It was revealed that BLACK SABBATH are not performing at their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because supposedly Tony Iommi doesn’t want to perform.

Ozzy said that the reason he is going to the ceremony is because of the other members of the band, but that he still feels the same as he did in 1999 about the Hall.

METALLICA will be inducting the band and covering two BLACK SABBATH songs.