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8/30/2005
 
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Hatebreed: New Video, Live DVD In September
May 27, 2008
The brand-new video for Hatebreed’sNever Let It Die”, along with a comment from frontman Jamey Jasta, is available now and can be viewed below. This is the last video the band will produce from its latest album, 'Supremacy'.

Hatebreed’sNever Let It Die” video will be available as a bonus feature on the band’s forthcoming DVD, 'Live Dominance', which is slated for a September release on Koch Records.

Jamey Jasta commented on the video: “What’s up faithful headbangers!? I’m here to give you the inside scoop on the Hatebreed video for our track “Never Let It Die.” We recorded this at various different shows across Europe on the ‘Supremacy World Tour.’…We wanted it to be an uplifting and inspiring track, and with this video we felt like we really captured the intensity of the crowd while showing how much we really enjoy and cherish doing what we do, bringing our music to the diehard metal and hardcore fans all over the world.”

Hatebreed is currently co-headlining the Jagermeister Music Tour with Type O Negative. The tour also features Canada's 3 Inches of Blood.

Hatebreed on the Jagermeister Music Tour:
5/23 - Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage Theater
5/24 - New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues
5/25 - Houston, TX@ Verizon Wireless Theater
5/27 - Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom - ***LIVE RECORDING***
5/28 - San Antonio, TX @ Sunset Station Lonestar Pavilion
5/29 - El Paso, TX @ Club 101 (Hatebreed & 3IOB only)
5/30 - Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee Theatre
5/31 - Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues
6/01 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Avalon
6/02 - Fresno, CA @ The Exit (Hatebreed & 3IOB only)
6/03 - Anaheim, CA @ Grove Of Anaheim
6/04 - San Francisco, CA @ Grand Ballroom At Regency Center
6/05 - Chico, CA @ Senator Theater (Hatebreed & 3IOB Only)
6/06 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
6/07 - Spokane, WA @ Big Easy
6/08 - Billings, MT @ Shrine Auditorium
6/09 - Rapid City, SD @ Rushmore Room
6/10 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
6/11 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium - (Hatebreed & 3IOB Only)
6/12 - Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club
6/13 - Sauget, IL @ Pops
6/14 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave Eagles Club
6/15 - Bloomington, IL @ The Lafayette Club (Hatebreed & 3IOB only)
6/16 - St. Paul, MN @ The Myth
6/17 - Fargo, ND @ The Venue
6/19 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
6/20 - Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
6/23 - Toledo, OH @ Headliners
6/24 - Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
6/25 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's
6/27 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
6/28 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5
6/29 - Johnson City @ Magic City Music Hall

Hatebreed with Iron Maiden:
6/21 - Montreal, Quebec, Canada - Parc Jean Drapeau - Heavy MTL Fest

Hatebreed on Monsters of Rock:
7/26 - Calgary, Alberta, Canada - McMahon Stadium - Monsters of Rock

For more Hatebreed touring and ticket information please visit www.myspace.com/hatebreed and/or www.hatebreed.com.
 
 
 
 
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Anthrax Announces Gigs With Iron Maiden
April 16, 2008
Thrash Metal legends Anthrax have announced a short spring tour, kicking off with a warmup club show at Chicago’s Double Door on May 28th, 2008. The Chicago warm-up show will be the band’s first live performance with their new singer Dan Nelson. In addition to the band’s classic hits from their 25 year career, Anthrax will for the first time ever perform brand new material from their current writing sessions. After the warm-up show, Anthrax will then fly to Los Angeles and join Iron Maiden on their “Somewhere Back In Time” world tour. Anthrax is direct supporting Iron Maiden at the May 30th and 31st shows at Irvine, CA’s Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.

Anthrax’s Charlie Benante says “Playing with Iron Maiden again is such a thrill for us! We can't wait to be a part of these two magical nights.” Guitarist Scott Ian adds, “It is an absolute honor to be asked to open the Irvine shows for the Kings of Metal Iron Maiden. Anthrax’s tours with Iron Maiden are my all time favorites. Up The Irons!!!” Lastly, bassist Frank Bello exclaims, “I saw them 2 weeks ago and sang every word. They’re better than ever!! I can't wait to play with them again!! Good times!!”

Anthrax is currently writing for their new album. This will be their first studio album since 2003’s 'We’ve Come For You All', and also their first album with Dan Nelson on vocals.

Anthrax Spring 2008 Tour Dates:
May 28 – Chicago – Double Door (warm-up show)
May 30 – Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater*
May 31 – Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater*

*direct support to Iron Maiden
 
 
 
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Iron Maiden Announce Extraordinary Touring Plans
September 6, 2007
Metal Gods Iron Maiden have announced their most ambitious and extraordinary touring plans ever -- and are very pleased to announce that this will include Australia for the first time in 15 years!

The 'Somewhere Back In Time' World Tour 2008 will be in three sections, starting in February and March 2008 with the first leg encompassing major concerts in 20 selected cities on five continents in seven weeks including India, Japan, North America, Central and South America, and, of course, Australia, opening in Perth on Feb 4 and continuing through Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane:

Somewhere Back In Time Tour - Australia 2008:
February 4th - Burswood Dome - Perth
February 6th - Rod Laver Arena - Melbourne
February 9th - Acer Arena - Sydney
February12th - Entertainment Centre - Brisbane

The tour continues with more concerts in North America in late May and June before finishing with a third leg in July and August encompassing major stadiums and festivals all over Europe. During the tour the band is expected to play to well over one and a half million fans and travel close to 100,000 miles.

In an historic first, Iron Maiden, their 60-strong crew and support staff and over 12 tons of equipment will be travelling around the world en masse for the first leg of the tour in a specially commissioned and converted Astraeus Boeing 757 decorated with Maiden and Eddie designs! Vocalist Bruce Dickinson, who is a qualified Airline Captain flying for Astraeus Airlines, will pilot the plane on its epic mission, flying over 50,000 miles.

Comments Bruce Dickinson, "We had the idea last year of converting a jumbo jet into effectively what would be a flying 113 ton 'splitter bus' for touring and we have been working seriously on it ever since. It's pretty complex but in the end we were able, with a lot of help from Astraeus Airlines, to overcome all the technicalities of customising the plane for our purposes. We are taking out the back 10 rows of seats to fit in a customised cargo hold that we can use again in the future if this jaunt works. This is in addition to all the standard storage holds. By taking band, personnel and equipment in one form of transport it makes all the touring so much easier and overcomes the logistical difficulty of people and equipment going in different planes. We can even work out exactly how big our carbon footprint is and take care of that responsibility! We will be packing as much of the show into the plane as we possibly can for this first leg and intend to give the fans something very special to remember. And it allows me to combine 2 of my greatest passions, music and flying!!

To tie in with forthcoming 2008 releases on DVD of the classic 'Live After Death' and 'Maiden England' concert videos (more details coming soon), this tour, aptly entitled 'Somewhere Back In Time', will revisit the band's history by focusing almost entirely on the 80's in both choice of songs played and the stage set, which will be based around the legendary Egyptian Production of the 1984-85 'Powerslave Tour'. This will arguably be the most elaborate and spectacular show the band have ever presented, and will include some key elements of their 'Somewhere In Time' tour of 1986/7, such as the Cyborg Eddie.

Steve Harris comments; "On the last tour we opened the show by playing our new album 'A Matter of Life and Death' in its 80 minute entirety. We thought we needed the challenge and it proved the right thing to do. However, it can be hard on the fans playing so much new material and we really appreciated the superb support they gave us. So now l guess it's payback time. It's tremendous to be able to use the profile of the DVDs to do what is effectively an 80's show. It will be enormous fun and by changing the approach to the songs we play tour by tour it keeps it fresh and interesting for both the band and the fans alike. l think 'Powerslave' was an incredible show with the Egyptian theme and look forward to seeing it all again myself. We have been planning this for a few years and hoping to take it to Australia -- so we are all delighted that it has now worked out. I would also like to say that we are all are very grateful to our loyal fans in Oz who have kept the Maiden flag flying all these years and we are sorry to have disappointed you for so long. Thanks and see you there"

Rod Smallwood, Iron Maiden's Manager, further commented; "Following Bruce's various hints from on stage this last year about our plans for 2008 ("We are taking some time off to build some pyramids!"), fans have been pestering me for details of the tour and especially asking which songs from that era will be played. That may be as easy as a run in the hills but we will keep our aces close to our chest on this issue. I know it would only take a couple of minutes but at this stage of planning, I'd have to be clairvoyant to know what they will do. I'm sure though it will be no revelation for you that we intend to make up for those wasted years by visiting a large number of hallowed metal venues around the world. Historically 'Powerslave' was an incredibly important album for the band and it would be madness if we didn't give the fans a taste of the full on Iron Maiden show from that time. With our jumbo there really is no rime nor reason why the band cannot now visit fans almost everywhere as many have been real troopers to have waited this long. Heaven only knows what the band will choose but if l could and did tell you now l would have to shoot you! You'll all have to be patient and see. But it will be spectacular. No fear!!"

For more information on Iron Maiden and tour dates go to www.ironmaiden.com.
 
 
 
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Iron Maiden DVD Theater Screenings Announced
February 11, 2007
Iron Maiden's new live DVD, 'Death on the Road', captured live during their 2003 "Dance of Death Tour" and filmed at the Westenfalenhalle Arena, Dortmund, Germany, will debut on the big screen on February 21, 2007.

This special one-night-only event will take place in eight cities across America and be presented in Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound. The event features 120 minutes of classic Maiden tracks, including "The Number of the Beast", "Run to The Hills", "Wrathchild" and many more. In addition, fans attending the show will see exclusive footage of Maiden performing "Where Eagles Dare" and "Phantom of the Opera" from their blistering 2005 show at Reading Festival.

Says Steve Harris, "We realize that the fans have been made to wait a little longer than planned for the DVD to come out but as they know we won't settle for anything but the best and the extra time and effort spent in the final production of this DVD should be apparent. I can safely say that when people see songs like "Paschendale" and "Dance of Death" their jaws will hit the floor as mine did when I saw the final product on my TV at home. With visuals like this and the show played in 5.1 on a decent system it's just like being in the front rows of the show."

The 'Death on the Road' DVD releases in the U.S. on February 21 and includes a three-disc set that features over three hours of documentary footage shot by the band, full-length concert, music videos, photo galleries, and a stereo mix as well as 5.1 sound by Kevin "Caveman" Shirley.

'Death on the Road' DVD will be screened at the following theaters:

1. Brooklyn
Theatre: Pavilion, 188 Prospect Park West
Tel: 718-369-0836

2. Boston
Theatre: Kendal Square Cinema, One Kendall Sq. Bld 1900
Tel: 617-621-1202

3. Chicago
Theatre: Century Centre Cinema, 2828 N. Clark St Century Shopping Center
Tel: 773-248-7759

4. Detroit
Theatre: Emagine Canton, 39535 Ford Rd.
Tel: 734-721-3456

5. El Paso
Theatre: Carmike 16, 9840 Gateway Blvd.
Tel: 915-751-5613

6. Los Angeles
Theatre: Westside Pavilion Cinema, 10800 Pico Blvd.
Tel: 310-475-0408

7. Phoenix
Theatre: Harkins, Arizona Mills 24, 5000 Arizona Mills Circle, Tempe
Tel: 480-820-0387

8. San Diego
Theatre: Ultrastar Theatres Mission Valley, 7510 Hazard Center Drive
Tel: 619-574-8684

For more information, click here.
 
 
 
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Iron Maiden 'Death On The Road' DVD Due January 30th
January 9, 2007
Available for almost a year in the band's native England, Iron Maiden's latest live DVD, 'Death on the Road', will finally receive a much-deserved U.S. release on January 30. Filmed at the Westenfalenhalle Arena in Dortmund, Germany, the performance was personally edited by founding member/bassist Steve Harris, to fully capture the magnificent stage production and to cut right to the heart and the electricity of the band's performance.

"We realize that the fans have been made to wait a little longer than planned for the DVD to come out," admits Harris. "We won't settle for anything but the best and the extra time and effort spent in the final production of this DVD should be apparent. I can safely say that when people see songs like 'Paschendale' and 'Dance of Death' their jaws will hit the floor as mine did when I saw the final product on my TV at home. With visuals like this and the show played in 5.1 on a decent system it's just like being in the front rows of the show."

To ensure top quality and to avoid any compromise in reproducing the very best possible sound and picture quality, the band has taken the unprecedented step of making the full concert available on two separate discs one with full traditional stereo soundtrack and the other with specially mixed 5.1 sound by Kevin "Caveman" Shirley which along with the special features disc makes three discs in all.

As with all officially released Maiden DVDs issued thus far, "Death on the Road" contains oodles of bonus material (this time, three hours' worth), including an exclusive documentary directed by Matthew Amos who also directed the band's award-winning "Early Days" documentary. It's an insight into the production of the 'Dance of Death' album from its writing and recording through to the detail in what it takes to get a massive show like Maiden on the road. Also included are all of the promo videos from the album, background interviews with members of the production crew and fans during the tour, artwork, design sketches, and photo galleries.

Since the taping of "Death on the Road", Iron Maiden has issued the critically heralded 'A Matter of Life and Death' album, which has sold 153,000 copies in the United States since its Sept. 5 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Up next for the group is a headlining spot at the Dubai (United Arab Emirates) Desert Rock Festival on March 9, which will see Iron Maiden joined by the likes of The Prodigy, Stone Sour, In Flames, Mastodon, Children Of Bodom, Lauren Harris and Junkyard Groove.
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 1976
HOME TOWN: London, England
MEMBERS:
Steve Harris - Bass
Dave Murray - Guitar
Janick Gers - Guitar
Adrian Smith - Guitar
Nicko McBrain - Drums
Bruce Dickinson - Vocals

Known for such powerful hits as "Two Minutes to Midnight" and "The Trooper," Iron Maiden were and are one of the most influential bands of the heavy metal genre. The often-imitated band existed for over 20 years, pumping out wild rock similar to Judas Priest. Iron Maiden have always been an underground attraction; although failing to ever obtain any real media attention in the U.S. (critics claimed them to be Satanists due to their dark musical themes and their use of grim mascot "Eddie"), they still became well known throughout the world and have remained consistently popular throughout their career. Iron Maiden were one of the first groups to be classified as "British metal," and, along with Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, and a host of other bands, set the rock scene for the ྌs.

Iron Maiden was first formed in 1976 by bassist Steve Harris, who would soon join up with rhythm guitarist Tony Parsons, drummer Doug Sampson, and vocalist Paul Di'Anno. Before finally obtaining a record deal, the group played in local areas throughout the ྂs, receiving a fair amount of London airplay. Parsons replaced Dennis Stratton, and the band made its record debut in 1980 with the self-titled Iron Maiden album. Although the release was recorded in a hurry, it was nonetheless a hit in the U.K. due to the single "Running Free." Iron Maiden's 1981 follow-up, Killers, displayed a harder approach to their music than before, and also saw the replacement of Stratton with Adrian Smith. Due to his uncontrollable alcohol addiction, Di'Anno was forced to part company with the group and would soon be replaced with vocalist Bruce Dickinson in 1982 for the band's groundbreaking Number of the Beast. This album, boasting such songs as the title track and "Hallowed Be Thy Name," would come to be known as one of the greatest rock recordings of all time. Since the unexpected worldwide success of Beast made Iron Maiden international rock superstars, they changed very little of their style for their next album, Piece of Mind. They undertook two major tours before recording 1983's Powerslave, which would go on to be another cult hit. The product of Powerslave's 11-month tour was 1985's Live After Death, a double live album the featured all of their biggest hit singles.

By the release of Live After Death, Iron Maiden had already established themselves as a powerful and unique metal band. Their long-awaited 1986 supplement album, Somewhere in Time, showed a bit of departure from their past releases, showcasing the use of synthesizer guitars and songs more relevant to the same themes. 1988's Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, a concept album like its predecessor, featured the singles "The Evil That Men Do" and "The Clairvoyant," and soon became Iron Maiden's most critically acclaimed album since Number of the Beast. After another exhausting tour, Smith departed and the band took a one-year hiatus. With new guitarist Janick Gers, they resurfaced with No Prayer For the Dying in 1990, a record that returned to the classic sound the group used when recording their earlier releases. One of the album's singles, "Bring Your Daughter...to the Slaughter," was granted the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Song of the Year, but it nonetheless gave the band their first number one U.K. hit. By the time the group finished their 1991 tour, Dickinson expressed desire to leave and work to promote another band he had founded, the Skunkworks. Fear of the Dark, the band's last album with Dickinson, debuted at number one on the U.K. charts and became one of their biggest selling albums to date. After their supporting tour, two live albums were released in 1993: A Real Live One, which contained live versions of their newer hit singles, and A Real Dead One, which featured the more "classic" Maiden songs live. Dickinson's replacement, Blaze Bayley, marked his debut in 1995 with The X Factor. While the record failed to chart as well as some of its predecessors, it was still a minor success in England. Iron Maiden marked the end of 1996 with Best of the Beast, a double compilation album. In 1998, little interest in the Virtual XI album prompted Bayley's termination; Dickinson and Smith returned to the band for a tour in 1999, and a new album, Brave New World, emerged the following year. The band toured throughout the early 2000's, relasing the live Rock in Rio and the greatest hits collection Edward the Great in 2002, followed by a new studio album (Dance of Death) in 2003. They followed DOD with the Rainmaker EP, as well as the live DVD's History of Iron Maiden, Pt. 1: The Early Days and Raising Hell in 2004. Sanctuary put out the two-disc Essential Iron Maiden in 2005 to coincide with the group's co-headlining -Ozzfest tour with Black Sabbath, a tour that found Maiden pulling out due to a series of confrontations with Ozzy's wife/manager Sharon Osbourne. They released the live CD/DVD Death on the Road in September of 2005. A new album has been announced, to be released before the upcoming European tour, scheduled for November and December 2006. Otherwise, there has been no confirmed release date, nor a title given, but it will be produced by Kevin Shirley. It has been stated that it will be a concept album.