MESHUGGAH: New Album To Surface In October?

According to the German metal magazine Rock Hard, Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH have set an October 11 release date through Nuclear Blast Records for their new album, tentatively entitled "Catch 33". MESHUGGAH, who recently re-signed with Nuclear Blast after their previous contract with the label expired, are expected to release a one-song EP (clocking ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Perform To Capacity Crowd At SOULS 2004 Benefit

SYSTEM OF A DOWN played in front of a capacity crowd at their Souls 2004 benefit concert Saturday night at Los Angeles' Greek Theater. The concert raised awareness of the World War I-era mass murders of Armenians by Turkey's Ottoman Empire, which Turkey and several other nations, including the U.S., refuse to recognize as genocide, ...

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RAGE Guitarist Working On Solo Album

RAGE guitarist Victor Smolski is currently working on his new solo CD, tentatively titled "Majesty & Passion". Joining Smolski at VPS Studios for the album's recording sessions are his RAGE colleagues Peavy Wagner and Mike Terrana as well as many other musicians, including former SCORPIONS guitar legend Uli Jon Roth. "Songs of the 'old master' ...

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DAMAGEPLAN Schedule Memphis In-Store Appearance

DAMAGEPLAN will be making an in-store appearance at Spinstreet in Memphis, Tennessee on Tuesday, April 27 at 5:30 p.m. The entire "Headbanger's Ball" tour crew will be there, including HATEBREED, DROWNING POOL and UNEARTH. The event is being sponsored by the alternative rock station 93X WMFS. Location: Spinstreet Poplar Plaza 3484 Poplar Ave. Space D-2 ...

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SOULFLY Confirmed For Germany's WITH FULL FORCE Festival

SOULFLY have been confirmed for the 11th edition of With Full Force festival, a three-day event set to be held July 2-4 at airport Roitzschjora, Löbnitz near Leipzig, Germany. The complete list of bands set to appear at the festival is as follows: A.O.K. ADJUDGEMENT AGNOSTIC FRONT ATROCITY BEATSTEAKS BENEDICTION BILLY TALENT BLOOD FOR BLOOD ...

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ANTHRAX Singer, Wife Expecting First Child

ANTHRAX vocalist John Bush and his wife Tori are expecting their first child in November, according to a posting on the band's official web site. In other news, ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian recently spoke to Australia's TimeOff.com.au about the departure of bassist Frank Bello (the band have since acquired ARMORED SAINT/FATES WARNING bassist on a ...

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HOUWITSER Cancel Tour Dates, Launch Drummer Search

Dutch death metallers HOUWITSER have cancelled all of their previously announced live appearances due to "internal problems." The group are currently looking for a "serious new drummer" following Aad Kloosterwaard's decision to concentrate on his new band INFINITED HATE (Aad will continue to be involved with HOUWITSER as a second vocalist). All applicants should send ...

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