YOB Part Ways With ABSTRACT SOUNDS, Seek New Label Home

Eugene, Oregon's YOB have parted ways with their record label, Abstract Sounds. "It was a amicable split, and YOB is fortunate to have worked with the truly fantastic folks at Abstract Sounds," reads a post on the group's web site. "Our new record, 'The Illusion Of Motion', will be finished May 3rd. We have not ...

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Michigan Girl Dies After Attending SLIPKNOT Concert

Danielle Quisenberry of Central Michigan Life reports that Alecia Holst had no idea when she left for Detroit Friday night (April 16) to attend a SLIPKNOT concert at Harpos Concert Theatre that it would be her last. Holst did not return to Mount Pleasant. While at the concert, she went into sudden cardiac arrest, her ...

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SAURON Finish Recording New Album

Dutch black metallers SAURON have completed the recording sessions for their second full-length album, "For A Dead Race", tentatively due in September through Neurotic Records. Mixing and mastering sessions are scheduled to take place next week. The follow-up to 2003's "Universe Of Filth" was recorded at Double Noise Studio and is said to be "more ...

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THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Begin Recording New Album

Relapse Records recording artists THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN have begun the recording of their new full-length album, entitled "Miss Machine". The innovative band are recording at both NYC's Mission and Water recording studios with Steve Evetts (HATEBREED, THE CURE, SEPULTURA, etc). The much-anticipated follow up to "Calculating Infinity", "Miss Machine" will be mixed at NYC's ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Keyboardist Schedules East Coast Dates

GUNS N' ROSES keyboardist Dizzy Reed will take HOOKERS N BLOW to the East Coast for a handful of dates in early June. The last time HOOKERS played New York City at Don Hills, Richard Fortus (GUNS N' ROSES guitarist) showed up and did a few tunes including the BOB DYLAN classic "Knockin' on Heaven's ...

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DOHENY To Play Exclusive L.A. Gig

DOHENY, the California-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, have been asked by L.A.'s prestigious members-only night club The Spider Club to play at the opening night of their venture into live music on Thursday, June 3. Hosted upstairs at The Avalon Nightclub, The ...

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VAN HALEN Meets PAGANINI

Andrew L. Clouse of Albuquerque Tribune is reporting that Chicago-based classical ensemble EIGHTH BLACKBIRD which prides itself on broadening the repertoire for small ensembles by commissioning original works and exploring new and unusual sounds, will present an assortment of new music on Sunday, from a glam rock anthem to music for a culture that never ...

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