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Moonspell, Katatonia – More Tour Dates Released

More dates have been released for the upcoming North American tour featuring MOONSPELL, KATATONIA, and DAYLIGHT DIES:

October 20 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
October 21 – Bedford, NH @ Mark’s Place
October 22 – New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
October 23 – Montreal, QC @ Le Medley
October 24 – Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
October 25 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
October 26 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
October 27 – Detroit, MI @ I-Rock Nightclub
October 28 – Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
October 29 – Columbia Heights, MN @ Star Central
October 31 – Aurora, CO @ Lliff Park Saloon
November 2 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
November 3 – Portland, OR @ Rock N Roll Pizza
November 4 – San Francisco, CA @ Pound
November 6 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
November 11 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
November 17 – Springfield, VA @ Jaxx

SMNnews – Maryland Deathfest Forum Now Online

SMNnews is happy to announce that we’ll now be hosting the official forum for the US based Maryland Deathfest! You can check that out here.

Shinedown – To Open for Godsmack, Rob Zombie Later this Year

SHINEDOWN has been tapped to open up the GODSMACK, ROB ZOMBIE co-headlining tour that will hit North America this Autumn.

Invocation of Nehek – Last Show Ever – Pics Online…

INVOCATION OF NEHEK, who played their last show, according to Return to the Pit, invited everyone that has had anything to do with the band back to participate in the show. Starting off the show it was the new line up, however by the end, 2 drummers (Tom/Eliot), 3 bassists (Tim/Brendan/Evan), 3 singers (Matt/Rob/Lou) all switched up while Steve and Robb Cyr stayed put on guitars.  invocation of nehek (199 pics)
necrosis (45 pics)
porphyria (55 pics)
randomshots (13 pics)
shroud of turin (99 pics)
wrench in the works (40 pics)

Full shots can be found at:

Stone Sour – Launch E-Card Including Video for ’30/30-150′ and More New Music

An e-card from STONE SOUR, which showcases the band’s new video for the track ’30/30-150′ and new music ‘Reborn’ and ‘Through Glass’, can be found online at this location.

Black Label Society – Announce 5 Gigs in Spring of 2007 in the UK

Zakk Wylde and his BLACK LABEL SOCIETY have confirmed a handful of UK shows for the Spring of 2007 – support is TBA:

March 4 – Glasgow Academy
March 5 – Manchester Academy
March 6 – Newcastle Academy
March 8 – Birmingham Academy
March 9 – Brixton Academy
Recently in the UK to play with OZZY OSBOURNE at the Princes Trust concert, Zakk now hits the road with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY to spend the summer headlining the second stage on the US Ozzfest tour. New album ‘Shot To Hell’ is set for release on September 18 – now a week earlier than previously announced.

Particle – U.S. Shows/Festival Appearances Announced

Southern California “funktronic” act PARTICLE have lined up the following upcoming U.S. shows and festival appearances:

June 16 – Mammoth Lakes, CA @ Sherwin’s
June 23 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
June 24 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ Downtown Brewing Company
June 29 – Telluride, CO @ Las Montanas & Sofio’s Restaurant
June 30 – Bond, CO @ State Bridge Lodge 
July 1 – Crested Butte, CO @ Quixote’s High Mountain Music Fest.
July 3 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Mad Rock Pub  
July 4 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews  
July 6 – Lincoln, NE @ Knickerbockers 
July 7 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
July 8 – Snowmass, CO @ Snowmass Village
July 9 – Bellvue, CO @ Mishawaka Amphitheatre w/ Soulive
July 11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
July 13 – Crystal Bay, NV @ Crystal Bay Club Casino  
July 15 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore 
July 16 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Lightning In A Bottle Festival
July 27 – Lancaster, PA @ The Chameleon
July 28 – Van Ettan, NY @ Nugroove Music Festival 
August 2 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop 
August 3 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre 
August 4 – San Diego, CA @ San Diego Street Scene 
August 5 – Chicago, IL @ Grant Park (Lollapalooza 2006)
August 6 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues w/ Blues Traveler
August 30 – Arcata, CA @ Center For The Arts  
August 31 – Eugene, OR @ W.O.W. Hall 
September 1 – Bend, OR @ The Grove
September 2 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
September 3 – Ashland, OR @ Ashland Armory  
September 4 – Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot Festival 
September 6 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
September 8 – Hancock, NY @ Fools Paradise Festival 
September 12 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom 
September 14 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
October 5 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle 
October 7 – Thornville, OH @ Harvest Jam

Korn – Joined On Stage By Guest Singers For Download Fest

KORN performed a special set today (June 10th) at the U.K.’s Download Festival after frontman Jonathan Davis was admitted to a hospital in the U.K. for an unspecified illness. The band was instead joined on stage by the following special guest singers:

1. It’s On (with Jesse Hasek of 10 YEARS)
2. Falling Away From Me (with M Shadows of AVENGED SEVENFOLD)
3. Somebody Someone (with Dez Fafara of DEVILDRIVER)
4. Coming Undone (with Dez Fafara of DEVILDRIVER)
5. A.D.I.D.A.S. (with Benji Webbe of  SKINDRED)
6. Clown (with Corey Taylor of SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR)
7. Freak On A Leash (with Corey Taylor of SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR)
8. Blind (with Matt Heafy of TRIVIUM)

The band have also been forced to pull out of tomorrow’s (June 11th) Download Festival set to take place in Dublin, Ireland.

Skinless – Announce “Trample The Weak” World Tour

New York based death metallers SKINLESS have confirmed the following dates for their world tour in support of their upcoming new album Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead, which will be released on June 13th through Relapse Records:

June 16 – Bucksport, ME @ The Kave
June 17 – Cohoes, NY @ Saratoga Winners
June 23 – Yonkers, NY @ Club Pure
June 24 – Bayshore, NY @ Fin’s Pub
June 25 – New York, NY @ CBGB
June 30 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft
July 22 – Cohoes, NY @ Saratoga Winners
July 23 – New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
July 31 – Toronto, ONT @ El Mocambo
August 1 – London, ONT @ Embassy
August 2 – Sudbury, ONT @ Townhouse Tavern
August 3 – Trois-Rivieres, QUE @ Rock Cafe Le Stage
August 4 – Cowensville, QUE @ Bar Rock 66
August 5 – Montreal, QUE @ Club Saphir
August 6 – Quebec City, QUE @ L’Arlequin
August 7 – Ottawa, ONT @ Mavericks
August 11-  Svojsice U Prelouce, Czech Rep @ Brutal Assault
August 13 – Vienna, Austria @ TBA
August 14 – Munich, GER @ Titanic City
August 15 – Halle, GER @ Markwirtschaft
August 16 – Wermelskirchen, GER @ AJZ Bahndamm
August 17 – Nrnberg, GER @ Roter Salon,
August 18 – Muothatal, Switzerland @ Mountains of Death
August 19 – Paris, France @ TBA
August 20 – Tilburg, Holland @ 013
August 21 – Manchester, England @ Satans Hollow
August 22 – Cardiff, Wales @ TBA
August 23 – Nottingham, England @ TBA
August 24 – Dublin, Ireland @ Voodoo Lounge
August 25 – London, England @ TBA
August 26 – Alkmaar, Holland @ Parkhof Fest
August 27 – Leper, Belgium @ Leperfest
August 30 – Spain @ TBA
August 31 – Valladolid, Spain @ TBA
September 1 – Oporto, Portugal @ CaosEmergente Fest
September 29 – St. John, NB @ Nep-Tunes
September 30 – Halifax, NB @ Captain Ells
October 2 – Quebec City, QUE @ L’Imperial
October 3 – Montreal, QUE @ Medley
October 4 Ottawa, ONT @ Maverick’s
October 5 – Hamilton, ONT @ Abeinthe
October 6 – Royun Noranda, QUE @ Petit Theater Du Vieux Noranda
October 7 – Toronto, ONT @ The Opera House
October 8 – London, ONT @ Embassy
October 9 – Sudbury, ONT @ Jubilee Centre
October 11 – Thunder Bay, ONT @ Kilroy’s
October 12 – Winnipeg, MB @ Royal Albert Arms,
October 13 – Regina, SK @ Exchange
October 14 – Edmonton, ALB @ The Mead Hall
October 16 – Victoria, BC @ Sugar Nightclub
October 17 – Vancouver, BC @ Columbia
October 19 – Calgary, ALB @ The Stetson
October 21 – Columbia Heights, MN @  Star Central
October 22 – Mohena, IL @ The Pearl Room
October 23 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
October 27 – Sommerville, MA @ Goodtimes Emporium
October 28 – Bedford, NH @ Mark’s Place

November Australia/New Zealand dates TBA.

Central Illinois Metalfest – Schedule Released

The full two-day schedule has been announced for the Central Illinois Metalfest, set to take place July 21-22 at the Canopy Club in Urbana, IL. It is as follows:

Friday – July 21st 2006:

2:00-2:30pm – UNHALLOWED (NJ)
2:45-3:15pm – DECRYPT (IN)
3:30-4:00pm – LAPIDATE (CANADA)
4:15-4:45pm – VICTIMAS (NM)
5:00-5:30pm – EXULCERATE (TX)
5:45-6:15pm – GUTTURAL SECRETE (NV)
7:15-7:45pm – LUST OF DECAY (NC)
8:00-8:30pm – PUTRID PILE (WI)
8:45-9:15pm – DEVOURMENT (TX)
9:30-10:00pm – DEADEN (IL)
10:15-10:45pm – MALIGNANCY (NY)
11:00-11:30pm – WACO JESUS (IL)
11:45-END – MACABRE (IL)

Saturday – July 22nd 2006:

12:00-12:25pm – HEINOUS KILLINGS (OH)
12:40-1:05pm – BLACK THE SKY (IL)
1:20-1:45pm – ETERNAL RUIN
2:00-2:30pm – VITALITY (TX)
2:45-3:15pm – INCINERATE (MN)
3:30-4:00pm – BLOODY SIGN (FRANCE)
5:45-6:15pm – ROTTENNESS (MEXICO)
6:30-7:00pm – MORTAL DECAY (NJ)
7:15-7:45pm – PROPHECY (TX)
8:00-8:30pm – EMBALMER (OH)
8:45-9:15pm – HUMAN ARTIFACTS (IL)
9:30-10:00pm – GORGASM (IL)
10:15-10:45pm – LIVIDITY (IL)
11:00-11:30pm – JUNGLE ROT (WI)
11:45-END – ORIGIN (KS)

Fecal Corpse – Announce More Upcoming Shows

NYDMers FECAL CORPSE have lined up the following upcoming shows:

June 23 – Yonkers, NY @  Club Pure w/ Skinless, Antipathy
July 15 – Albany, NY @ Valentines
Jul 27 – Saratago Springs, NY @ Backstreet Billiards w/ Deeds of Flesh
July 29 – Ottawa, IL @ Silver Slipper / Field of Dreams – Ill-I-Noize Fest
August 3 – Cleveland, OH @  Pirates Cove
August 10 – Freeport, NY @ Odins Tavern
August 18 – New York, NY @ Downtime w/ Origin
August 26 – Toronto, ON @ Trinport ( Back To School Massacre)

Dream Theater – Release Date Announced For New Live CD/DVD

DREAM THEATER‘s latest live CD (cover) and DVD (cover) “Score” is currently scheduled for release on Aug 29th 2006 on Rhino Records. (date may vary slightly in different countries)

The 3-CD and 2-DVD sets will be available seperately.

Both versions will contain the entire “20th Anniversary World Tour” grand finale recorded live at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on April 1st 2006. (nearly 3 hours of music – over 90 minutes of which was performed with a full orchestra)

The DVD will also contain a 1 hour Documentary tracking the entire career of the band from the very beginnings at the Berklee College Of Music in 1985 all the way to the Radio City Music Hall grand finale. Including rare never before seen footage and interviews with current and previous members of the band.

Also included on the DVD are several live Bonus Tracks from through the years taken from the Portnoy Archives.

DREAM THEATER‘s setlist for the show was as follows:

01. The Root of All Evil
02. I Walk Beside You
03. Another Won
04. Afterlife
05. Under a Glass Moon
06. Innocence Faded
07. Raise the Knife
08. The Spirit Carries On
–intermission– (20+ piece orchestra joins band for rest of the show)
09. Overture
10. About to Crash
11. War inside My Head
12. The Test That Stumped Them All
13. Goodnight Kiss
14. Solitary Shell
15. About to Crash (reprise)
16. Losing Time / Grand Finale
17. Vacant
18. The Answer Lies Within
19. Sacrificed Sons
20. Octavarium
21. Metropolis Pt. I

You can download a teaser for the release here.

Genghis Tron – Ton of New Tour Dates Released

GENGHIS TRON will be embarking on a massive North American tour from July to September in support of their recently released new album, Dead Mountain Mouth. You can check out the latest confirmed dates over at their MySpace page.

Ozzfest – Reaches New Low

In need of a good laugh? You can check out some initial “Miss Ozzfest” pics here. Sex sells (and so does metalcore and nu-metal).

Play With Knives – Launches New Web Store, a site dedicated to art of Dave Correia, has launched a new web store for your buying pleasure.

Fast Eddie – Announce More Summer Shows

Recently relocated experimental jazz/death metallers FAST EDDIE have lined up two more shows for this summer, with more expected to be announced shortly:

August 2 – Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory
August 4 – Simi Valley, CA @ Carpe DM Cafe

More information on the band, including their recent line-up changes, can be found at their official MySpace page.

Shat – New Songs Posted Online

Four songs off SHAT‘s upcoming new 69 song album, entitled “Cuntree,” have been posted online here. The new songs posted are titled: “Double Double Chin,” “My Mentrual Art Gallery,” “I Thought That Mike Patton Was My Friend,” and “I Fucked Your Wife.” The new album will be released on August 8th through Buddyhead Records.

Suffocation – European Tour Dates And Festival Appearances Announced

New York death metal legends SUFFOCATION have lined up the following European dates for the month of August, with OBSCURA also appearing on most of the dates:

August 18 – Wermelskirchen, GER @ AJZ Bahndamm w/ Skinless, Spawn of Possession
August 17 – Gent, BEL @ Frontline
August 18 – Rotterdam, NET @ Baroeg
August 19 – Muotathal, BEL @ Mountains of Death Festival
August 20 – Munich, GER @ Metropolis w/ Wasteform
August 21 – Vienna, AUT @ Planet Music w/ Wasteform
August 22 – Prague, CZE @ Matrix w/ Wasteform
August 23 – Hamburg, GER @ Marx w/ Wasteform
August 24 – Berlin, GER @ Knaack w/ Wasteform
August 25 – Gemuenden, GER @ Up From The Ground
August 26 – Rijssel, NET @ Els Rock Open Air Festival

EL-P – Drafts Reznor, Mars Volta For New Album

The following article was originally posted over at

Indie hip-hop heavyweight EL-P has secured guest spots from NINE INCH NAILS frontman Trent Reznor and the MARS VOLTA for his new album, “I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead.” According to EL-P‘s site, the Reznor collaboration is titled “Flyentology” and the MARS VOLTA track “is still getting structured.”

“I have about four songs to finish and that’s a wrap,” he said of the new album, which will be the long-awaited follow-up to his 2002 effort “Fantastic Damage.” That set reached No. 9 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart No. 14 on the Top Independent Albums tally.

EL-P previously crossed paths with Reznor when he remixed the NINE INCH NAILS song “Only” for the EP “Every Day Is Exactly the Same.” His most recent project was producing MR. LIF‘s new album, “Mo Mega,” due Tuesday (June 13) via Definitive Jux.

Mr. Lif – New Album Being Streamed In Its Entirety

MR. LIF‘s entire new album, Mo’ Mega, is now streaming in its entirety over at his official MySpace page. The album will be released on June 13th through Definitive Jux.

Folly, Look What I Did – More Tour Dates Released

More dates have been released for the Summer Bummer Tour which will feature FOLLY, LOOK WHAT I DID, DROP DEAD, GORGEOUS, and THE HUMAN ABSTRACT. You can check out the latest dates at the tour’s official MySpace page.

Blood Freak – “Feeding Rituals” Update

Razorback Records have released the following update:

Things are moving fast on this upcoming special release! Maniac Neil already has a large portion of the new songs done! Almost all of the lyrics are finished as well. The new stuff sounds like FRIGHTMARE‘s “Bringing Back The Bloodshed” sound mixed with BLOOD FREAK‘s style! Shorter songs, crunchy metallic guitar sound, and even tighter drums with incredible production/sound! The theme/tone is meaner, more pissed off, and sleazier than ever. There’s going to be even more insane vocal f/x this time around as well. The pitch-shifter will return….but with a TWIST!

Here’s the updated list of songs that will appear on the CD:


Bloodletting North America V – Tour Dates Updated

The dates have been updated for the upcoming Bloodletting North America V tour featuring DEEDS OF FLESH, VILE, DECREPIT BIRTH, and ODIOUS MORTEM:

July 14 – Corona CA @ Showcase Theater
July 15 – San Marcos CA @ Jumping Turtle
July 16 – Hollywood CA @ The Knitting Factory
July 17 – Glendale, AZ @ Bull Dogz
July 18 – Albuquerque NM @ The Compound
July 19 – Lubbock, TX @ The Slaughterhouse
July 20 – Tulsa, OK @ The Pink Eye
July 21 – St. Louis, MO @ Creepy Crawl
July 22 – Toledo, OH @ Vamps
July 23 – Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
July 24 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Peppermint Beach Club
July 25 – New York, NY @ Downtime
July 26 – Montclair, NJ @ Bloomfield Ave Cafe
July 27 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Backstreet Billiards
July 28 – Toronto, ON @ El Mocambo
July 29 – Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus
July 30 – Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
July 31 – Madison, WI @ The Loft
August 1 – Arlington Heights, IL @ Knights of Columbus Hall
August 2 – St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
August 4 – Denver, CO @ The Grimm Reaper
August 7 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
August 8 – Portland, OR @ Rock N Roll Pizza
August 9 – Eureka, CA @ The Eureka Vets Hall
August 10 – Fresno, CA @ The Belmont

Peeping Tom – European/U.S. Mini-Tour Dates Released

Mike Patton‘s PEEPING TOM have lined up the following upcoming European and U.S. tour dates and festival appearances:

July 14 – Dour, BEL @ Dour Festival
July 15 – Suffolk, UK @ Latitude Festival
July 17 – London, UK @ The Astoria w/ Dub Trio
July 20 – Costa Mesa, CA @ Orange County Fair w/ Gnarls Barkley
July 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Avalon w/ Gnarls Barkley
July 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Avalon w/ Gnarls Barkley
July 27 – Chicago, IL @ TBA w/ Dub Trio
July 28 – Twin Lakes, WI @ Hedgpeth Festival

The band is expected to embark on a full tour in the fall.

Breaking Benjamin – Stream to 1st Single – #1 Most Added to Rock Radio in 3 Formats

BREAKING BENJAMIN’s new single ‘The Diary of Jane’ was #1 Most Added at three formats – Modern Rock, Active Rock and Rock – and can now be heard on over 100 radio stations nationwide. The band’s new album “Phobia” hits stores on August 8. Listen to the single below:

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