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Emeth – Update On New Album, Including Artwork

Belgian death metallers EMETH have released the artwork for their upcoming new album “Reticulated,” which will be released on April 30th through Brutal Bands, in this location. The band has also released the following statement, including a sample:

“At last a major update on the ‘Reticulated‘ album. All the recordings were done at the Excess studio and they went as smooth as can be! It was a pleasure to work again with Hans and Dennis. Everyone in EMETH pushed their playing beyond the boundaries to record some things we thought we couldn’t do, thus we are utterly satisfied with the recordings. There is also a guest on this album as well, we had ‘da Svencho’ from ABORTED drop some killer vokills.

Matty just got back from The Dug Out Studio (Sweden) with the final mix. Daniel Bergstrand worked his magic on the recordings and it sounds fucking great! Daniel is a truely driven person and he delivered a sound which will blow your speakers! Artwork is also going to be pretty sick and updates can be expected once this is finished.

Now all that’s left is to get the master (from CuttingRoom Sweden) and the artwork to be 100% done and this album is ready to get out there and spread some Extreme Belgian Sickness.

Final Tracklist:
1. Eleven
2. Fallacy Of Reason
3. Karmic Impediment
4. Heteronomy Of The Will
5. Concentric Diversions
6. Predestined To Persevere
7. Order From Chaos
8. Synoptical Incoherence
9. Nescientia

B.B. King – Tour Dates Announced

Blues legend B.B. KING has lined up the following tour dates:

January 18 – Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
January 20 – Washington, DC @ DAR Constitution Hall
January 21 – Baltimore, MD @ Lyric Opera House
January 22 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
January 23 – Columbus, OH @ Palace Theatre
January 26 – Concord, NH @ Capitol Center
January 27 – Utica, NY @ Stanley Perf. Arts Ctr.
January 28 – Albany, NY @ Palace Theatre
January 29 – Boston, MA @ Symphony Hall
February 9 – Saint Louis, MO @ Sheldon Concert Hall
February 10 – Joliet, IL @ Rialto Square Theatre
February 11 – Des Moines, IA @ Civic Center of Greater Des Moines
February 12 – Springfield, IL @ University of Illinois
February 14 – Muncie, IN @ Emens Auditorium
February 16 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
February 17 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
February 18 – Branson, MO @ Welk Resort Center
February 19 – Branson, MO @ Welk Resort Center
February 21 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
February 24 – Kansas City, MO @ Ameristar Hotel & Casino
February 25 – Thackerville, OK @ Winstar Casino
February 26 – Austin, TX @ Paramount Theatre
February 27 – Hidalgo, TX @ Dodge Arena
March 9 – Milwaukee, WI @ Potawatomi Casino
March 10 – Dubuque, IA @ Five Flags Center
March 11 – Bowler, WI @ Mohican North Star Casino
March 13 – Green Bay, WI @ Oneida Casino
March 15 – Madison, WI @ Overture Center For The Arts
March 16 – East Lansing, MI @ Michigan St. University
March 18 – Toledo, OH @ Stranahan Theatre
March 19 – Wilkes-Barre, PA @ F.M. Kirby Center
March 22 – Toms River, NJ @ Ritacco Center
March 23 – Trenton, NJ @ Patriots Theatre At War Memorial
March 24 – Niagara Falls, ON @ Niagara Fallsview Casino
March 25 – Niagara Falls, ON @ Niagara Fallsview Casino
March 29 – Sheffield, UK @ Hallam FM Arena
March 31 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Evening News Arena
April 1 – Birmingham, UK @ NEC Arena
April 2 – Bournemouth, UK @ International Centre
April 4 – London, UK @ Wembley Arena
April 17 – New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
April 18 – New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
April 19 – New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
May 18 – Laughlin, NV @ Harrah’s Laughlin
May 20 – San Diego, CA @ Harrah’s Rincon
May 25 – Cabazon, CA @ Key Club at Morongo
May 26 – Sonoma, CA @ Field of Dreams Park
May 27 – Aptos, CA @ Aptos Village Park

The Red Chord – Searching For New Drummer

THE RED CHORD have released the following statement about how you can be their new drummer:

“Just when you thought we’d keep the same five guys in our band for more than six months, think again. We have switched out drummers. We’ll chock it all up to personal issues and irreconcilable differences… best of luck in future ventures… long and happy life… yadda yadda yadda. But, everything is going 100% on schedule. We’re still doing all of our upcoming tour dates and we have some really big tours to announce in the near future. Our long time friend, Kevin Talley (ex-CHIMAIRA, MISERY INDEX) will be joining us on our upcoming tour with THROWDOWN. It’s about time we finally jammed together and we’re looking forward to seeing how it all goes.

In the meantime, if you’re a drummer and wish to try out, here’s how:

Video tape yourself performing the tracks Nihilist, Dreaming in Dog Years, Fixation on Plastics & Black Santa. We are looking for the songs to be played as close to exact as possible. The video must be taken in a way that both your hands and feet are visible. If you can’t see both in the video, just run through the songs twice — once with the camera pointed at your feet and once at your hands. We have a soft spot for drummers that beat the crap out of their kit, so if you’re a tapper, drink your milk and man it up! Applicants must be willing to tour for upwards of 300 shows each year. You must also have a valid US passport, your own gear and a willingness to get to Mass & potentially relocate to the Mass/NH area if need be. If you have substance abuse problems, don’t bother applying. If you have a rock star attitude, don’t both applying. If you are looking to go on the road, be respectful and have a good time and you happen to have exceptional drum abilities, we want to meet you!

Send video to:
The Red Chord
23 Rand Street
Revere, MA 02151

If we like what we see, WE will get a hold of YOU, so include all of your contact info including phone number & email. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone in the upcoming months on our tour with THROWDOWN. See you soon.”

Monstrosity, Deeds of Flesh – European Tour Announced

MONSTROSITY, DEEDS OF FLESH, VILE, and IMPALED will be teaming up together starting in late March to destroy Europe on the GUTTING EUROPE 4 tour:

March 23 – Warsaw, POL @ Proxima
March 24 – Berlin, GER @ K17
March 25 – Giebelstadt, GER @ n/Wurzburg I-Park Klingholz
March 26 – Rotterdam, NETH @ Baroeg
March 27 – Gent, BEL @ The Frontline
March 28 – Manchester, UK @ Jilly’s Rockworld
March 29 – Glasgow Soundhaus
March 30 – Leeds, UK @ Josephs Well
March 31 – Birmingham, UK @ Edwards No8
April 1 – London, UK @ Electrowerkz
April 2 – Brighton, UK @ Engine Room
April 3 ? FRA @ T.B.A.
April 4 – Mons, BEL @ Auberge de Jeunesse
April 5 – Trier, GER @ Exhaus
April 6 – Eindhoven, NETH @ Effenar
April 7 – Katwijk, NETH @ aan Zee Scum
April 8 – Essen, GER @ Turock
April 9 – Lille, FRA @ MJC Saint Andre
April 10 – Paris, FRA @ Locomotive
April 11 – Toulouse, FRA @ Havana
April 12 – Barcelona, SPA @ Mephisto
April 13 – Madrid, SPA @ Ritmo & Compas
April 14 – Sevilla, SPA @ Salvation
April 15 – Corroios, POR @ n/Lisbone Cine-teatro
April 16 – Mangualde, POR @ n/Viseu CC Santo Andre
April 17 – Vigo, SPA @ La Iguana
April 18 – Irun, SPA @ Tunk
April 19 – Marseille, FRA @ TBA
April 20 – Milano, ITA @ Transilvania Live
April 21 – Zurich, SWI @ Dynamo (werk 21)
April 22 – Graz, AUT @ Orpheum
April 23 – CZR @ T.B.A.
April 24 – POL @ T.B.A.

Vital Remains – U.S. Shows Announced

VITAL REMAINS have announced the following U.S. shows and festival appearances:

January 28 – Providence, RI @ Living Room
February 19 – Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory (L.A. Murderfest)
March 25 – VA Beach, VA @ Peppermint Beach Club w/ Circle of Dead Children
May 27 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar (Maryland Deathfest IV)

High On Fire, Goatwhore – More Tour Dates Released

More dates have been released for HIGH ON FIRE‘s upcoming tour with GOATWHORE and WATCH THEM DIE:

March 30 – Concord, CA @ Bourbon Street Bar & Grill
March 31 – San Jose, CA @ Blank Club
April 1 – Long Beach, CA @ Alex’s Bar
April 2 – Las Vegas, NV @ Clubhouse
April 4 – Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s
April 8 – Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
April 9 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
April 11 – Gainesville, FL @ Common Grounds
April 12 – Miami, FL @ Churchhill’s
April 13 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Beta Bar
April 16 – Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox Laundrolounge
April 18 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Jewish Mother
April 23 – Kingston, PA @ Backstage Enterprises
April 25 – Buffalo, NY @ The Icon
April 26 – Columbus, OH @ High Five
April 27 – Cincinnati, OH @ Top Cats
May 3 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vegas
May 5 – Sacramento, CA @ The Library
May 6 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Attic

Opeth – More Tour Dates Released

More dates have been released for OPETH‘s upcoming headlining tour, including off dates:

Opeth, Dark Tranquillity, The Devin Townsend Band:
February 15 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
February 16 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
February 17 – Towson, MD @ Recher Theatre
February 18 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s
February 19 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
February 20 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners
February 21 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
February 24 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
February 25 – Providence, RI @ Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
February 26 – Quebec City, QC @ Le Capitole
February 28 – London, ON @ The Drink

Opeth, DevilDriver, Dark Tranquillity:
March 3 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Club
March 4 – Loop Station, MN @ First Avenue
March 5 – Winnipeg, MB @ Miscellaneous Venues Winnipeg
March 8 – Edmonton, AB @ Red’s-West Edmonton Mall
March 9 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall
March 10 – Spokane, WA @ Big Easy
March 11 – Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
March 13 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
March 19 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
March 21 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues

An Evening With Opeth:
February 23 – New York, NY @ Town Hall
March 2 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

Dark Tranquillity, The Devin Townsend Band:
February 23 – Springfield, VA @ Jaxx

The Devin Townsend Band:
February 27 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace

Brujeria – Announce South/North American Tour Dates – Change Texas Venue

BRUJERIA have announced a new venue for their February 4 show in Houston, Texas. The group will now perform at The Kapriccio Club. Also playing that night are Relapse recording artists CEPHALIC CARNAGE. Full tour dates are as follows:

Upcoming BRUJERIA shows:

January 28-29 – Buenos Aires, Argentina @ TBA
January 31 – February 1 – TBA, Chile @ TBA
February 3 – Monterrey, MEX @ TBA
February 4 – Houston, TX @ The Kapriccio Club
February 5 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
February 8 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Galaxy
February 9 – Hollywood, CA @ The Key Club
February 11 – San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
February 12 – Ventura, CA @ The Ventura Theater

Skindred – Home in the UK Writing New Material

SKINDRED are currently back home in the UK writing new material for their sophomore album for Bieler Bros/Lava. In January the band will be taking a short break for a 10 date run through the UK with SOULFLY. Dates for the previously reported tour can be found here.

Exodus – Harpo’s Date with Full Blown Chaos Added

Another date has been released for EXODUS‘ upcoming North American headlining tour:

April 16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
April 17 – Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre

with CRYPTOPSY, IMMOLATION:

April 27 – Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
April 28 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
April 29 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
April 30 – New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club

with IMMOLATION:

May 2 – Montreal, QC @ Le Medley
May 3 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace

with FULL BLOWN CHAOS:

May 6 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s

Neuraxis – P art Ways with Founding Member/Guitarist – Stick as a 4-Piece, Announce Japanese Tour

Montreal-based metal act NEURAXIS have announced the departure of founding member and guitarist, Steven Henry. A statement from the band reads as follows, “NEURAXIS wish to express the split is due to both personal and musical differences, however we will still remain close friends. We wish Steven the best of luck with all his future projects. NEURAXIS will continue as a 4-piece, and will begin the search for a live session guitarist for its upcoming tours.”

The following is a statement from Steven Henry:

“After 13 years as guitarist and founder of NEURAXIS, I decided to take a different path. It’s simple, the flame of playing Neuraxis is extinct, and gone are the motivation and taste for it. These things happen, especially when I did not expect the band to go as far as it has gone up to now, so it would be ridiculous for me to slow Neuraxis down. I don’t want to be a burden, what I want is the band to grow bigger and I don’t think I’m part of that equation. I definitely need a break and NEURAXIS cannot afford to lose its time waiting for me. There are way too many good things ahead for the band, and I do not worry at all that NEURAXIS will do great without me. I wish nothing but the best for the guys, and also that they’ll find another talented and dedicated guitar player. I want to thank the guys for their time, friendship and passion for music. I wish them the best! As for me, I’ll keep going with my 3 projects:
Urban Aliens, Idiopathetics and Empathy Denied.”

NEURAXIS have also announced they will be heading to Japan this March with MISERY INDEX. The following dates have been confirmed:

March 11 – Yotsuya, Tokyo @ Outbreak
March 12 – Shibuya, Tokyo @ Cyclone

Abysmal Dawn – Sign Agreement with Crash Music

Crash Music, Inc. today announces that they have signed an agreement with Los Angeles metal band ABYSMAL DAWN.

ABYSMAL DAWN plays aggressive modern death that combines some of the best elements of both black and thrash metal. The band seamlessly blends the catchiness and technicality of early 90’s American death, with ample doses of atmosphere, melody and the brutality of their contemporaries.

“We are very excited to be working with Crash Music. They are one of the few labels in this industry still supporting premium extreme acts
and it’s an honor to be working with them. We know that there is still
plenty of hard work that lies ahead but we say, ‘bring it on!'”.

ABYSMAL DAWN‘s “From Ashes” will be in stores on April 4.

Seemless – Jesse Gives 1st Album Update from the Studio – Paul Romano to do Artwork

SEEMLESS frontman, and former KILLSWITCH ENGAGE frontman, Jesse Leach has checked in from Longview Studios where his band is currently getting down and dirty recording their next effort:

“Greetings,

“So I have a few days to be a fly on the wall up here. We are in Longview studios & it is amazing! I have demos done for about 6 songs so the rest I have been jamming on & I am just going to write while we are here. This place is amazing check it out.

“The bands that have made these walls vibrate include: Rolling stones, J geils band, Cat stevens, & Aerosmith circa 1978! In fact I will be writing lyrics in the same shack out back that Steven Tyler wrote lyrics in, strange. Who would have thought this little band that started out as a fun “project” would be laying down the album of our lives in this incredible place. I feel the history in these walls man.”

“So we are locked up here for about a week to get the guys playing the music together live (in the farmhouse if you are checking out the web page). Then I will be starting vocals next week with my buddy Ken from Unearth in his studio, then Jeff & Derek & I are off to Florida to finish vocals & mix with Jason Suecof (God Fobid & Trivium, Roadrunner allstars) He is also part of the Seemless Darkangel Management family. This album to me is the most honest real to life album I have ever made.:

“I am getting some of this stuff on video so eventually we may release some sort of a DVD or clips you can watch online, we’ll see. Well I want o get back to watching my boys lay it down.”

:Also we have Paul Romano working on our album artwork. for those who don’t know his stuff he is known for his work with Mastodon check it: http://www.workhardened.com/work/work.html & http://www.workhardened.com for a quick glance at the Mastodon stuff.”

“I will check back with you all soon, I have 3 full days of just hanging out & writing ahead of me so..I have some time on my hands. For the record we are all so focused, excited & really happy with this album….ahhh the suspense.”

Ballet Deviare – Post Sold Out Performance Pics Online

Metal oriented Ballet Deviare has just updated its website with photos from the sold out performances of SEVEN – you can check it all out here.

ProgPower USA – Savage Circus, Iron Saviour, Epica – Confirmed!

German power metal band SAVAGE CIRCUSSavage Circus, featuring former BLIND GUARDIAN drummer Thomen Stauch and IRON SAVIOUR vocalist/guitarist Piet Sielck, and Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA have been confirmed to make their debut U.S. appearances at ProgPower USA VII on September 15 and 16 Earthlink Live in Atlanta.

“We are glad to be playing Savage Circus’ U.S. premier show at ProgPower USA VII,” said Stauch. “I’m happy to have the opportunity to play there once more, after having played there already with my former band Blind Guardian in 2002. I’m sure everyone will enjoy all the fantastic bands playing there.”

SAVAGE CIRCUS recently signed with Century Media Records for the U.S. release of its “Dreamland Manor.”

“We look very much forward to our very first U.S. gig,” said Epica guitarist Mark Jansen. “I’ve heard great stories about ProgPower USA and all the bands that have played there are very enthusiastic about it.” The symphonic metal band features the female vocals of Simone Simons.

PYRAMAZE (featuring Lance King, former vocalist for BALANCE OF POWER) and the first U.S. performance by Sensory recording artist WASTEFALL have already been confirmed. Six more bands will be announced over the next two months.

“I had to work a bit harder this year in putting together a lineup that meets both the fans’ expectations and my own,” said promoter Glenn Harveston. “A standard has been established and I believe I have reached that again.”

Tickets will go on sale Saturday, April 1 at 10 a.m. EST via all Ticketmaster outlets. Only 900 tickets will be made available to the public. Advance Gold Badges, which presently have a two-year wait list, are sold out.

ProgPower USA has sold out more than four months in advance for the past four years. Last year’s festival sold out in a record four days.

Haste the Day – Announce New Vocalist – Discuss New Album

HASTE THE DAY, who recently said goodbye to longtime friend and band vocalist Jimmy Ryan, whose final show at the Knights of Columbus in Indianapolis, IN was an amazing night for all, have announced a new frontman. The crowd was more than lively and emotions ran high as the night erupted with Jimmy leaving the band gracefully and ending his career with HASTE THE DAY on a high note, by far, with his best performance ever. The sold out crowd’s energy was felt and heard as their voices over powered the band throughout the night. Expect to see a DVD of the show to surface later this year..

Now, HASTE THE DAY welcomes Stephen Keech, from Denver, to take on the lead vocal spot on their current European tour; then in the U S this February with the group as they set out on the BLEEDING THROUGH, EVERY TIME I DIE, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME tour. HASTE THE DAY‘s new release, “When Everything Falls” has currently sold more than 40,000 copies in the U S alone and is primed to excel with the exposure the band will receive from the next few months of hard work touring around the globe. “When Everything Falls” is so much more than a metalcore record; with more thought and better execution than many bands in the scene. It’s the succinct songwriting, those unforgettable choruses that you’ll find yourself singing days after you’ve shut the record off, and the positive energy that give HASTE THE DAY a leg up in the scene. Ultimately, When Everything Falls is a record that will remain standing. The current metalcore scene is often volatile and chaotic, from the music, to the live shows, to lineups of the bands that constitute this scene. The scene remains in an exciting yet constant state of growth, motion and movement, and is full of unpredictability and passion from the fans as well as the bands.

The Indianapolis quintet is a band that loves to play music in front of both Christian and secular audiences fits like a glove. Partly thanks to the stormily passionate music on their sophomore effort, “When Everything Falls,” which has moments of breakdown-filled bluster, tempered by beautiful, well-written melodies, layered vocal harmonies; and catchy choruses that lodge themselves into your brain for days at a time. But, HASTE THE DAY are hardly a band that fits some pre-designed mold. They go beyond it, and pride themselves on being original. For one thing, they’ve been a stable, synchronized, and tight knit bunch of clean cut rock dudes since their formation. Band guitarist Brennan Chaulk relects, “Mike and I were best friends who met in 8th grade, and knew we wanted to play music together. We started taking it seriously, and writing heavier stuff. Devon was at college, but he’d come on weekends and jam with us, and we ended up with the core of the band. Sure, HASTE THE DAY music is tightly crafted and well-constructed on “When Everything Falls” having as much Swedish death metal influence as it does shimmery pop influence

Going through the album, HASTE THE DAY expounds on key tracks. The title track sums up the vibe of the entire album, saying, “It’s about standing up for what you believe in, even when that’s the hardest thing to do. It encourages you to not fall over in any part of your life, and to stay strong.” The song “The Perfect Night” is “about a boy and a girl in love, and it’s a fun song that a lot of people can relate to,” Chaulk explains. “It’s almost got an adventurous feel. It’s different than anything we’ve ever done.” The track “If I Could See” is a song reminded oneself to “not get distracted by everything out there than can distract you. It’s an encouraging song,” the guitarist says. “Walk On” was the second song HASTE THE DAY wrote for the album, and “it’s about different things in our lives that we’re not going to take anymore,” Chaulk reveals. “We say, ‘Walk on past / Never say my name again.’ It’s about completely getting rid of something in our lives that we don’t want anymore.” There’s robust gang vocals on the end of “For A Lifetime,” which give the song a fraternal, communal feel. Memebrs of HASTE THE DAY and From Autumn To Ashes, who were recording at the same time, contributed the vocals, which HTD believe will have the kids in the pits at their live shows singing along to. When Everything Falls also features a cover of “Long Way Down” by the pop rock act Goo-Goo Dolls. There’s no real rhyme or reason as to why HASTE THE DAY chose this song other than it brought back a lot of memories for the members, especially Chaulk, who used to hear it on the radio all the time when he moved down from Canada.

Nonpoint – Preparing to Release New Spanish EP

NONPOINT will be releasing a new Spanish EP. The disc is expected to feature a series of new Spanish tracks as well as select, previously released NONPOINT tracks re-recorded in Spanish. Further details of the 2006 release will be made available soon. As a reminder, as previously posted, NONPOINT kicks off their tour with SEVENDUST, SOCIALBURN, WICKED WISDOM and ONE later this week.

Cephalic Carnage – More Tour Dates Announced

CEPHALIC CARNAGE have announced the following shows:

February 1 – Albuquerque, NM @ The Compound
February 2 – El Paso, TX @ Chic’s Billiards
February 3 – Monterrey, MEX @ Cafe Iguana w/ Brujeria
February 4 – Houston, TX @ Engine Room w/ Brujeria
February 5 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s w/ Brujeria
February 6 – Fort Worth, TX @ Wreck Room
February 7 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
February 18 – Phoenix, AZ @ Metal Devastation 2
February 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Los Angeles Murderfest
February 20 – Tijuana, MEX @ The Voodoo House
March 10 – Fargo, ND @ Fargo American Legion Hall w/ Anal Blast
March 11 – St. Paul, MN @ Station 4 w/ Anal Blast
March 18 – Austin, TX @ Room 710 (SXSW Relapse Showcase)
March 19 – Beaumont, TX @ Vortex w/ Rumpelstiltskin Grinder

Funerot – Another New Song Released

FUNEROT have released another track from their new album, “Invasion From the Death Dimension,” entitled “Exterminate The Macrohumanoids.” The album is expected to be available this week through Razorback Records.

Poison the Well – More Headlining Dates Released

More dates have been released for the upcoming tour featuring POISON THE WELL, THE FALL OF TROY, HORSE THE BAND, and CRITERIA:

March 21 – Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
March 22 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
March 23 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
March 24 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
March 25 – Boise, ID @ The Venue
March 26 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Lo-Fi Cafe
March 27 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
March 30 – Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s Oasis
April 1 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
April 2 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
April 4 – Detriot, MI @ Majestic Theatre
April 10 – Boston, MA @ Axis
April 15 – Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
April 17 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
April 21 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room

Shortie – Featured in #1 Film in the Nation

Sacramento rockers SHORTIE are featured as the opening track in the nations number film this week, “Hostel.” The band performs “5 Seconds” during the opening scene of the new Quentin Tarantino (Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, Resevoir Dogs) produced thriller that left audiences on the edge of their seats. “Hostel” is a brilliant horror film directed by the much acclaimed Eli Roth in which three backpackers head to a Slovakian city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them. SHORTIE‘s hard rocking Earache release “Without a Promise” in stores now.

The Agony Scene – Interview with Steven and Scott Dixon of 105 FM The Dog

There is an interview with Steven of THE AGONY SCENE available for viewing at the Underground Video Television website. The interview was conducted by Scott Dixon of 105 FM The Dog in Syracuse, NY. The band’s music videos and live performances produced by UVTV are also all available on that page.

Loser – ‘Away’ Streaming Online – Tour with Staind Set

John 5 (MARILYN MANSON, N.I.N., ROB ZOMBIE) and his latest band LOSER are set to release their debut album on Island Records this Spring. The band, in the meantime, are launching a US tour with STAIND and THEORY OF A DEADMAN beginning January 29. You can check out the track ‘Away’ here.

Die Apokalyptischen Reiter – 6th Full Length Preparations – Headlining Tour to Follow in September

German avantgarde metallers DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER will release their sixth full-length album, entitled “Riders On The Storm”, in August 2006. The follow-up to 2004’s “Samurai” will be recorded in February/March 2006. Bass guitarist Volkmar Weber can’t wait to enter the studio as “everything sounds pretty good so far”. A European headlining tour will follow in September.

Children of Bodom – More Headlining Dates Released

More dates have been confirmed for CHILDREN OF BODOM‘s upcoming headlining tour. Dates are as follows:

with CHIMAIRA, IF HOPE DIES
March 18 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place

with CHIMAIRA, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE:
March 19 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
March 20 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
March 21 – Towson, MD @ Recher Theater
March 22 – Providence, RI @ Lupos
March 24 – Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus

with GOD FORBID, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE:
March 25 – Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
March 26 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
March 27 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Zoo
March 29 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
March 30 – St. Louis, MO @ Pops
March 31 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
April 1 – Tulsa, OK @ Cains Ballroom
April 3 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
April 4 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
April 5 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
April 7 – Sacramento, CA @ Colonial Theatre
April 8 – San Francisco, CA @ Slims
April 10 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues