SCUM OF THE EARTH Album to Feature UmixIt Technology

SCUM OF THE EARTH, the new band led by ROB ZOMBIE guitarist Riggs, will release their debut album, "Blah... Blah... Blah... Love Songs for the New Millennium", on October 26 through Eclipse Records. The album was written by Riggs with collaborative help from his friends and recorded at Belt of Orion Studios in Los Angeles. ...

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DOHENY To Support ORGY In California

DOHENY, the California-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and former PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, will be supporting ORGY on a run of California dates outside of Los Angeles. The details are as follows: Aug. 24 - The Coach House - San Juan Capistrano, CA Aug. 25 - The ...

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Bassist JOEY VERA Issues ANTHRAX European Tour Report

Bassist Joey Vera (FATES WARNING, ARMORED SAINT, ANTHRAX) has posted the following message on his web site: "Hey all, I'm in the end stages of tour decompression and feeling like I should write an update. I've been home now for a week but it feels like only a few days. Weird 'cause when I was ...

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THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Announce U.S. Tour

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN have announced their second headlining tour of 2004 in support of their new album, "Miss Machine". Hot off the conclusion of their highly successful "F$#king With The Lights On" tour, DILLINGER will kick off a five week U.S. tour on September 29 in New Haven, CT. The tour is expected to ...

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DIECAST To Release New Album In October

Boston-based quintet DIECAST will release their sophomore full-length album, "Tearing Down Your Blue Skies", in Europe on October 25 through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Day Of Reckoning" (Now or Never) "shows the group's progression as musicians and songwriters, while the addition of new vocalist Paul Stoddard adds a whole new feel to ...

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KATATONIA, AMARAN To Team Up For European Mini-Tour

KATATONIA and AMARAN will be teaming up for a mini-tour leading up to the two bands' appearance at this year's ProgPower festival in Baarlo, the Netherlands in early October. "The trip from Sweden down to the ProgPower fest will include dates in Denmark, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands exclusively along the way," reads a posting ...

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MERCENARY Added To Germany's SUMMER BREEZE OPEN AIR Festival

Denmark's MERCENARY have replaced TOTENMOND on the billing for this year's Summer Breeze Open Air festival in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The band will perform on Friday, August 20 from 15:05 CET - 15:40 CET on the "Pain Stage". MERCENARY's third full-length album, "11 Dreams", is scheduled for release in Europe on August 23 through Century Media ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN, JAMES MURPHY To Guest On New FIREWIND Album

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman and ex-TESTAMENT/DEATH axeman James Murphy have contributed guest solos to the upcoming FIREWIND CD, tentatively titled "Forged By Fire". The disc, due before the end of the year through Leviathan Records, features lead vocals by Chity Somapala (ex-AVALON, FARO), who replaced Stephen Fredrick in February. Band leader/guitarist Gus G. is ...

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CHAOSBREED Singer Injures Back, Band Cancel Finnish Gig

CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), have been forced to cancel their previously announced appearance in Jyväskylä on Friday, August 20 after Jarva injured his back last ...

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