TOOL/A PERFECT CIRCLE Frontman Talks Politics

A PERFECT CIRCLE/TOOL frontman Maynard James Keenan recently spoke to Chris Steffen of the Dallas Music Guide about the presidential elections and APC's upcoming releases "eMOTIVe" and "aMOTION". Several excerpts from the interview follow: Dallas Music Guide: Is the war the most important issue in the election or is it a massive combination ...

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MEGADETH: New Live Photos Posted Online

Several photos of MEGADETH's new lineup performing live at the Palladium in Hollywood, CA on Friday (Oct. 29) have been posted online at Launch (all photos by Stephanie Cabral). MEGADETH are in the middle of their "Blackmail the Universe" North American tour with EXODUS and EARSHOT. A list of the remaining tour dates ...

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Former THE CROWN Guitarist To Launch New Project

Former THE CROWN guitarist Marko Tervonen is currently working on a new project. No lineup details have yet been revealed, but according to Tervonen, he has already composed enough material for a full-length album. "If THE CROWN's music was more about high-energy, speed and aggression, this album is more about heaviness, fat riffing, melodies with ...

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Jam Along With ANNIHILATOR: Special CD Release Announced

ANNIHILATOR mainman/guitarist Jeff Waters has announced the release of "Annihilator Jam - All For You" album. "This CD is for all the metal guitarists out there who've always wanted to jam along with a CD but actually be the guitarist in the band," reads a posting on the group's web site The CD consists of ...

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PAINMUSEUM: 'Metal For Life' U.S. Release Date Confirmed

November 16, 2004 has been confirmed as the official U.S. release date for the long-awaited "Metal For Life" album from guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak's (TESTAMENT, ex-HALFORD) PAINMUSEUM. "Metal For Life" features Chlasciak, Bobby Jarzombek (ICED EARTH, ex-HALFORD, RIOT) on drums, Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, SADUS, DEATH, VINTERSORG) on bass and newcomer Tim Clayborne (HATRED) on vocals. ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer Named Most Stylish Woman In Finland

According to a posting on her official web site, the Finnish daily newspaper Iltalehti has named NIGHTWISH frontwoman Tarja Turunen "The Most Stylish Woman in Finland." Iltalehti wrote, "NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen has made her gothic-style perfect. Tarja like to dress to clothes that fits her music and her look. Strong colors and dramatic lines. ...

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BEHEMOTH Frontman Talks About New Album

BEHEMOTH frontman Nergal recently spoke to the U.K.'s Live 4 Metal webzine about the group's latest CD, "Demigod", and tours past and present. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Live 4 Metal: The album is out on Regain in Europe and will be out on Olympic in the U.S., as well as various ...

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KITTIE: Live Videos Posted Online

Canadian metal band KITTIE have uploaded four video clips from their "Metal Movement Tour" to their official web site. The files are Apple Quicktime Movies, and you will need a Quicktime player to view the files. To save the movies to your hard drive, you must put your mouse over the link to the file, ...

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WITHERING Part Ways With Singer, Seek Replacement

Finnish melodic death/doom metallers WITHERING have parted ways with bassist/vocalist Raimo Crazyhorse. No reason was given for his departure. A replacement singer has yet to be announced. WITHERING released their debut album, "Gospel of Madness", earlier in the year through Firebox Records. The CD was recorded at Tico Tico Studio by Ahti Kortelainen and was ...

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CHTON Win Video Award

CHTON, the Norwegian death metal band featuring Kenneth of KEEP OF KALESSIN and Torstein of MANES, won a "Silver Frame" award at the Euro-Filmforum Scandinavia festival in Oslo for their video "Book of Black Earth" (Windows Media). Also, photographer Lars Wara won a prize for one of the pictures he took of the ...

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