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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 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 27 – Detroit, MI @ I-Rock Nightclub
October 28 – Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
November 6 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
November 17 – Springfield, VA @ Jaxx

Burn In Silence – Debut Album Available For Pre-Order – Summer Dates With The Autumn Offering Released

You can now pre-order BURN IN SILENCE‘s debut album, Angel Maker, for $7 over at www.prostheticrecords.com. The album is expected to be released through the label on July 25th. In other news, dates for the band’s upcoming summer tour with THE AUTUMN OFFERING are now available on the band’s official MySpace page.

Powerman 5000 – Push Album Release Date Back to August 1 – Release Cover Art

POWERMAN 5000's new album "Destroy What You Enjoy" has been pushed 
back to an August 1 release date through DRT Entertainment (CLUTCH, GWAR
SOiL). In the meantime, the album cover art has been released at
this location
.

Makeshift Romeo – Announce Release Details for S/T EP

MAKESHIFT ROMEO, featuring members of DOPE, TWISTED METHOD will 
release their self-titled EP on June 13. The limited edition CD will
feature 7 tracks and exclusive video. The disc will only be available online and
on the Jagermeister Summer of Sin 2006 Tour which also features:

DOPE
MANNTIS
BLEED THE SKY
A NEW REVOLUTION

...and kicks off June 13 in Grand Rapids, MI.

Neuraxis – Back From U.S. Tour – Announce Endorsement Deal

NEURAXIS guitarist Rob Milley has posted the following update:

Greetings, NEURAXIS has returned from the NECROPHAGIST Carving North America’s Epitaph tour. We wish to thanks all the bands and crew, Ash and EE Booking, Jason and Willowtip records, Eric and Galy Records. Thanks to everyone that came out to the shows, bought merch, let us crash at their homes and thrashed in the pit!

Also wanted to announce NEURAXIS is now endorsed by Vader Cabinets. Thanks to Adam for the hook up. We played Vader cabinets on the NECROPHAGIST tour and they sounded awesome!!
www.vadercabinets.com

We have some more shows coming up in June and July and then we are back to tour in the US with BENEATH THE MASSACREVICTIMAS and more. Hope to see you there!!

All that Remains – Launch New Website, Post New Music Online

ALL THAT REMAINS have launched a new website in anticipation of their upcoming album, “The Fall of Ideals,” out July 11 on Prosthetic Records. The album features 11 tracks recorded by Adam Dutkiewicz (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) and Peter Wichers (ex-SOILWORK). Head to www.allthatremainsonline.com to hear new songs from the new album, view tour dates, and more.

ALL THAT REMAINS will be appearing on the 2nd stage of this years OZZFEST 2006.

To hear new music before their Summer tour, tune into WAAF tomorrow evening (Thursday, June 8) at 11pm EST to hear 4 new tracks from “The Fall of Ideals”.

Gwar – Cover Alice Cooper – Post MP3 Online – To Headline Huge Fall Tour

Oderous Urungus, lead singer of GWAR, recently posted a message on  the DRT website where he discussed the band’s upcoming album, titled  “Beyond Hell,” covering an ALICE COOPER song, working with Devin Townsend, and SlavePit TV. Here is what he had to say:

GWAR are set to have their biggest summer yet. Recently, a severed  head was sent to the DRT office with a note stating that if we didn’t  post Oderous‘ message that we would be next. So, lets get to Oderous‘ comments:

“OK scum, it is I, ODERUS URUNGUS, overlord of Toilet Earth and lead  singer of the most dangerous band on this or any other planet–GWAR!  Here to give you a quick update/review on the upcoming events and  disasters that are set to plague this planet in the wake of GWAR‘s  latest assault upon your sense and sensibility!”

“First off, it’s DONE! “BEYOND HELL” our latest and greatest studio  release to date, is mixed and mastered and ready to drop on your  heads! Produced by the amazing Devin Townsend, I can say with utmost  confidence that this one is going to take yer fucking head off! The  record doesn’t get released til’ August, but that is not going to  stop us from letting you hear the first single from the album. That’s  right, we actually have done a single for radio play in a desperate  attempt to expand GWAR’s dominion of this world to the FM airwaves!  But what’s this you say? That GWAR‘s music is simply TOO FUCKED UP to  ever make it on the radio–well, yer right! And that’s why, for the  first time in GWAR history, we have covered someone else’s music! But  not just anybody! Nobody less than Alice Cooper, who is rumored to be  a Scumdog himself! GWAR pays homage to the original master of shock  rock, with a bone-crushing version of his most famous song–that’s  right, GWAR has covered “School’s Out” (MP3 Available at www.gwar.net/schoolsout) as the anthem of the summer and the rallying  cry for legions of fed-up drop-outs everywhere. Demand it from your  local lame-ass radio station all summer long, and hear us play it  live on the mammoth Sounds of the Underground tour, coming soon to a  burning city near you!”

“And just to catch you up on the various other GWAR activities, Slave Pit Television (Viewable at www.gwar.net/slavepit) is going  strong, with new chapters being added every week! The new video,  “Bloodbath and Beyond,” will be out this summer! As I mentioned  earlier, we will be dominating the Sounds of the Underground tour all  summer, and then this fall go on a HUGE headline tour. Plus I’ve had  my pet hemmorhoid “Blinky” replaced with several more that are even  nastier. Rejoice children, it’s almost time—GWAR will amongst you  soon!”

Wolfmother – Full Set-List, Review, Picture from Vancouver Show

A full review of WOLFMOTHER from their recent performance in Vancouver, Canada that includes pictures, a full set-list, and more can be found online, courtesy of Metal Rules, here

Earache Extreme Metal Racing – Free PC Game Demo Now Available

A free playable PC game demo version of earache extreme metal racing
available now as download from http://www.6-6-06.co.uk/

EARACHE EXTREME METAL RACING will feature ten evil Earache racing teams
burning a lot more than rubber through hell and other wastelands. Along
with themed tracks from the combatants on the starting grid there'll also be
a plethora of extreme Earache classics making up the soundtrack of the
game from such luminaries as NAPALM DEATH, AT THE GATES, THE HAUNTED,
CULT OF LUNA, URKRAFT, MISTRESS, SEVERE TORTURE and many others.

ArnoCorps – Set to Conquer Ireland and the UK

Clad in combat boots and flak jackets, ARNOCORPS has conquered
California, transforming the previously sophisticated audiences of
San Francisco's premier venues into fist-pumping, stage diving
hellheads. Hailing from Austria and based in San Francisco, ArnoCorps
are bringing their barely-contained chaos across the Atlantic for
their very first tour of the UK and Ireland in support of their new
Anticulture Records release, modestly titled "The Greatest Band
of All Time."

Well-steeped in the heroic tales of their Austrian heritage,
ARNOCORPS takes the myths of their primitive past such as
'Total Recall', 'Commando,' and 'Running Man' and sets them to a wall
of sound that is both an immovable object and an irresistible force.
While many in the press have foolishly mistaken this six piece action
adventure hardcore outfit for an Arnold Schwarzenegger tribute band,
ARNOCORPS actually seeks to expose the shameless selling out of
their ballsy folklore to the Hollywood hype machine by the bodybuilder
turned politician.

"We have come to bury Schwarzenoodle, not to praise him",
ARNOCORPS'
crack commandant Holzfeuer proclaims.

During an
ARNOCORPS show, boundaries are meant to be broken as band
members jump into the audience or surf across the crowd on their
guitar cases. Audience members take to the stage to pay proper
tribute to their indestructible idols and worship at the feet of
drummer Gellend Adler as he unleashes a drum solo called 'The
Wheel of Pain.'

"The people of Fantastic Britain, Ireland, Scotland, England, London,
and all these kinds of heroic countries have asked
ARNOCORPS
to come rock with them for a long time, now," Holzfeuer explains.

"Together at our audio assaults, the people can shout in ballsy defiance,
forging the noble bonds that cannot be broken!"

ARNOCORPS tour of the UK and Ireland begins on June 23 and wraps up
on July 15.

Slayer – ‘Cult’ – Multiple Links Now Available for Streaming

Check out the new streams of SLAYER’s single ‘Cult’, now available online for all to listen to:

128k – Quicktime
128k – WMA
56k – Quicktime
56k – WMA

Hate Eternal – Film Headlining Gig for Live DVD Release

US Death Metal giants HATE ETERNAL headlined The Garage in London on 
June 4 and recorded a special set that was filmed for a live DVD release,
as yet untitled, and due out October this year.

The DVD will include:

- The full London set (Sunday, June 4)
- An in depth interview with the band filmed immediately post-gig
- Documentary on the making of 'I, Monarch'
- On tour footage
- All of the band's promo videos including 'Powers That Be' and 'I,
Monarch'

HATE ETERNAL continue their tour in Europe until June 10. The band
recently completed a US trek in support of CHIMAIRA and ARCH ENEMY.
The band's current album, 'I, Monarch' was the last to feature departed
drummer Derek Roddy, who was replaced by Reno Kiilerich for the
European tour.

Anata – Come off MDF With a Boom – Prepare for Album Release

Swedish tech-death maestros ANATA made their US debut appearance at the Maryland Deathfest over the weekend of May 27 and 28, alongside Earache labelmates SEVERE TORTURE and MUNICPAL WASTE. According to one audience member, “ANATA had a bigger audience than any other band; bigger than VITAL REMAINS, bigger than DISMEMBER and NECROPHAGIST. The place was packed!”

Vocalist and band mastermind Fredrik Schlin enthused; “The reactions from the crowd was great, both on stage and afterwards. Lots of photos of us were shot and albums signed. A lot of fans told us that we were the main reason for them going to the festival. Even some of the other bands (NEURAXIS, ALARUM) were thrilled to meet us. But this was of course mutual, both great bands….We were blown away” The band’s new album, “The Conductor’s Departure” is due out via Wicked World on June 19th.

Arsis – Update, New Album Title Revealed

ARSIS have posted the following update:

ARSIS would like to thank everyone who came out to the shows over the past five weeks, and also thanks to ALARUM, NEURAXIS, NECROPHAGIST, and CATTLE DECAPITATION for being great people to tour with. Here’s what’s going on:

The Canadian portion of the tour was canceled because NECROPHAGIST‘s working papers got stolen in San Francisco. Since the tour ended early, ARSIS will also be unable to make a previously scheduled show in Saratoga, NY. Apologies to all affected by this, but more touring plans are currently in the works for later this year.

Progress on the new album continues. It will be titled “Lust Before the Maggots Conquest.” The drums and rhythm guitars are completely recorded, just some final tracking and mixing to go. Expect a new song to be posted online by late summer, and the cd should be out by early fall. More info coming soon.

Deicide, Jungle Rot – First Tour Dates Announced

The first dates have been released for DEICIDE‘s upcoming tour with JUNGLE ROT, HURTLOCKER, and DESOLATION:

September 21 – Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
September 30 – Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium

You can check out the expected routing for the tour here.

Oysterhead – Hoping To Tour Later This Year

The following article was originally posted over at Billboard.com:

Rock trio OYSTERHEAD is hoping to mount its first tour since 2001 later this year, drummer Stewart Copeland said during a teleconference with journalists today (June 6). As previously reported, the group, which also features guitarist Trey Anastasio and bassist Les Claypool, will return to live duty later this month at the Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tenn.

OYSTERHEAD‘s lone album, “The Grand Pecking Order,” was released in 2001 by Elektra. The trio spent Memorial Day weekend rehearsing at Claypool‘s California home in preparation for Bonnaroo.

“The plan was always to be an intermittent band and come down from the mountain every five years or so,” Copeland said. “It’s a shoot from the hip sort of thing – not tour, album, tour, album. We come together when we goddamn feel like it. [But] the Bonnaroo invitation came at the right moment. As soon as the three of us are together, all kinds of stuff starts to happen.”

Copeland is thrilled that playing with OYSTERHEAD exposes him not only to different audiences but unique approaches to his craft. “In my world you have to have a song and you play songs and a set list, for that matter,” he said. “We actually do have songs and lyrics [but] we use those songs to leap out from. It’s a whole new thing for me to get that buzz from an audience that’s expecting a brand new piece of music. If we reach those pinnacles, reach those surges, that will enliven the bus ride back to Nashville!”

In related news, Copeland revealed that his documentary “Everyone Stares,” culled from home movies shot during the POLICE‘s heyday, will play on Showtime in August and then arrive on DVD a month later via Universal Music Enterprises.

The DVD will include extra material such as backstage footage with “a different vibe,” according to Copeland. “You can see [guitarist] Andy [Summers] scowling at me. It’s band life that I didn’t have room for in the movie.” “Everyone Stares” will also be screened during Bonnaroo.

Celtic Frost – Tom Gabriel Fischer Speaks Out About New “Darker” Material

A Tom Gabriel Fischer of CELTIC FROST interview, conducted by Sean Cowie of Metal Rules, is now available online for reading. Fischer reveals he and Martin Eric Ain have already begun writing “much darker and much heavier” material for the follow-up to “Monotheist”. Fischer touches upon working with co-producer Peter Tagtgren, his solo album, and more. Read it all here.

36 Crazyfists – Announce Summer Tour and Tourmates- 1st Batch of Dates Released

36 CRAZYFISTS will be hitting the road with TRIGGER POINT with RE:IGNITION, THE AUTUMN OFFERING, PHOENIX MOURNING and FALLING CLOSER appearing on select dates.

The first batch of dates has been announced, with more coming in the next few days.

July 3 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vegas
July 5 – Wichita, KS JC’s @ House of Rock
July 7 – Columbia Heights, MN @ Star Central
July 8 – Mankato, MN @ Busters
July 9 – Moorhead, MN @ All Star Bowl
July 11 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
July 13 – Louisville, KY @ Oscar’s er
July 17 – Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial
July 19 – Houston, TX @ Engine Room
July 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Knitting Factory

Billboard Top 200 – Chart Rundown for Metal/Rock/Alternative

Due to the holiday weekend last week, there were no major debuts or releases this week, however look for AFI, SiKTh, HEAD AUTOMATICA and more next week:

     #3  RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS  – Stadium Arcadium  @  85,477
     #6  TOOL  –  10,000 Days @ 53,119  
    #20  PEARL JAM  – Pearl Jam  @ 30,778  
    #29  GODSMACK  –  IV   @   24,976  
    #36  DEF LEPPARD -Yeah!   @    22,212  
    #39  THE FRAY  –  How To Save A Life  @  21,020    
    #40  BLUE OCTOBER  –  Foiled   @   21,004  
    #48  BUCKCHERRY – 15  @ 18,819

Inner Surge – Set to Tour with Paul Di’Anno Throughout Canada this Fall

Calgary’s INNER SURGE is set to tour with PAUL DI’ANNO of IRON MAIDEN fame. DI’ANNO, IRON MAIDEN’s original vocalist, will be doing 20 stops on the Canadian leg of his world tour this September in support of his new album, “The Living Dead” through Zain Records and the June 2006 release of “Early Classics” featuring re-recorded early IRON MAIDEN material produced by Canadian music veteran Tom Treumuth.

INNER SURGE is an intense, politically and emotionally charged metal/punk band from Calgary, Canada. The band has an explosive live show and blends punk, rock, metal, hardcore, progressive, electronic and eastern influences. With an eclectic, intense approach, the band explores politics and deep seeded emotions in its music. The result is a sound that is compassionate, yet unapologetically raw that will compliment Di’anno’s hard-edged sound.

“This tour was a natural progression for us” explains frontman Steve Moore. Inner Surge’s career has been growing in leaps and bounds, with the recent release of their critically acclaimed “Signals Screaming” through Cyclone Records. The press is calling the release “one of the best exports that Canada has to offer” by a band that “will reach worldwide notoriety.” With the inclusion of their human rights centered track “Retribution Song” on the Polania Pictures’ Cabras soundtrack and a video by Cabras director Fredy Polania released on May 2, that exposure will grow even further.

The tour tentatively begins in Quebec City, PQ on September 6th and terminates 6500kms later in Vancouver, BC on September 25th, 2006. Specific dates, venues and cities will be announced as they become available.

Staind – Fred Durst Joins Aaron Lewis Onstage for 2nd Time Ever to Perform ‘Outside’ – Pix Available

Some exclusive photos of FRED DURST out on stage with AARON LEWIS doing their second only performance together of the song ‘Outside’ from the June 3 Providence, RI Jagermeister Music Tour show with STAIND have been uploaded to JagerMusic.com – you can check ’em out here.

Metallica – Debut New Song In Berlin; Perform Entire Master of Puppets Album For Third Straight Night

METALLICA debuted a brand new untitled song last night at the band’s show in Berlin, Germany.  A post by on the band’s official tour site, Metontour.com, reads as follows:

“Berlin is a very special place. Not only did we see a new opener in Motorbreath, and the return of Commando [RAMONES cover], (with AVENGED SEVENFOLD helping out on vocals) but Berlin also received a new song! So new, that it doesn’t have a title yet, as James said just before ripping into a killer riff!”

Here is METALLICA‘s setlist from the show:

Motorbreath
Fuel
Wherever I May Roam
New Song
The Unforgiven
Battery
Master of Puppets
The Thing That Should Not Be
Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
Disposable Heroes
Leper Messiah
Orion
Damage, Inc.
– – – –
Sad But True
Nothing Else Matters
One
Enter Sandman
– – – –
Commando
Seek and Destroy

Dry Kill Logic – Prepare for “The Magellan Complex” EP/DVD Release

DRY KILL LOGIC are preparing to release “The Magellan Complex”, a 3-song EP/DVD on June 27. Tracklisting for the disc is below:

EP-CD

1. It’s So Easy (Guns N’ Roses Cover)
2. Dirty Black Summer (Danzig Cover)
3. From Victim to Killer

DVD

1. The Magellan Complex
2. Paper Tiger
3. DKL in N.O.L.A.

Avenged Sevenfold – Announce ‘Seize the Day’ as 2nd Single

“Seize The Day” will be the next single from AVENGED SEVENFOLD’s latest album City of Evil.   Click any of of the links below to stream the track:   Quicktime:  56k128k   Windows:   56k
128k

A video for “Seize The Day” is forthcoming. As previously reported, you can catch A7X on OZZFEST 2006 starting later this month.

Hoobastank – Nickelback, Chevelle, Hinder Summer Tour Announced

HOOBASTANK will be heading out on a real doozy of a tour this Summer in support of their latest release “Every Man For Himself”. The band will team up with NICKELBACK, CHEVELLE, HINDER for a coast-to-coast trek that will grace amphitheaters, arenas, and centers all  across North America. Dates can be found here.