FEAR FACTORY Begin Mixing New Album In Vancouver

FEAR FACTORY guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers has made his way to Vancouver, British Columbia to begin mixing the group's new album, "Archetype" with Greg Reely (MACHINE HEAD, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DEVILDRIVER). Drummer Raymond Herrera and vocalist Burton C. Bell are expected to join him shortly. Check out a bunch of new pictures taken in the ...

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P.O.D. 'Banned' By Christian Bookstores

Christian rock act P.O.D. have apparently had their latest CD banned by 85% of Christian bookstores in the U.S., who say the album cover is "occult". "It's quite ironic that throughout my art career I have been censored by a reputable art publication and denied inclusion into art exhibitions because my work is ...

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Former EVANESCENCE Guitarist Collaborating With AVRIL LAVIGNE?

Former EVANESCENCE guitarist Ben Moody is working with Avril Lavigne "on a track or two" for Avril's upcoming album, according to a posting on the Avril fan site Avrilbandaids.com. Unconfirmed reports suggest Moody may also join Avril's touring band. Last month, EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee dashed any hopes of Moody rejoining the band — insisting ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND To Complete SYMPHONY X Tour

Despite having announced yesterday that the band would be dropping off the SYMPHONY X U.S. tour after December 4 due to illness, DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND will now complete the last four remaining dates of the tour, beginning with tonight's show in Davenport, Iowa. Remaining DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND/SYMPHONY X dates: Dec. 05 - Davenport, IA - ...

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ALICE COOPER Signs Deal To Host Radio Show

United Stations Radio Networks, Inc., (USRN) an independent leader in original network radio programming, has announced it has signed a deal with legendary rocker ALICE COOPER whereby the performer will host a weeknight shift targeted to classic rock stations. United Stations will work closely with Cooper to develop the creative content of the program. The ...

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HEAVENLY: New Song Posted Online

A HEAVENLY E-card containing a preview of the group's new song "Evil", taken from their forthcoming album, "Dust To Dust", has been posted online at the Noise Records web site at this location. As previously reported, "Dust To Dust" (view cover here) is due on January 12 through Sanctuary/Noise Records. The ...

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GRAVE DIGGER To Play First-Ever U.S. Gig In June

German power metallers GRAVE DIGGER have posted the following message on their official web site: "Dear Friends, Fans and MetalHeadZ, "It's Christmas time and new year is coming soon. That means also that The Rheingold Tour hits the road in a couple of weeks. "We are working hard at the production and we'll show you ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Duet With JESSICA SIMPSON On Christmas TV Special

MTV announced yesterday (Dec. 4) that "The Osbourne Family Christmas Special" will air on Thursday, December 11 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The 60-minute special, hosted by the Osbournes from their home in Beverly Hills, will take holiday specials to a bizarre level, with a wide range of celebrity guests joining in on the festivities, including ...

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