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SMASHING PUMPKINS Break Silence On New Album

Launch Radio Networks reports: The SMASHING PUMPKINS have broken the silence surrounding the band's first new album since its break-up in 2000. Drummer Jimmy Chamberlin — or least someone with the initials "JC" writing under the heading "Jimmy's Love Letters" — has posted two messages to the band's MySpace page regarding the progress of the ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS Teaming With MySpace To Help Sudan

ALICE IN CHAINS is among more than 20 bands set to perform Oct. 21 in different cities across North America as part of MySpace.com's Rock for Darfur initiative to help the battle-torn region of Sudan. AIC will take the stage in Winston-Salem, N.C., and a portion of profits from the gig will benefit the Oxfam ...

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METALLICA, TOOL, NIRVANA Rocking Babies To Sleep

The Associated Press reports: If you know nothing about METALLICA, "Enter Sandman" does sound like it could be the title of a lullaby. A company called Baby Rock Records has created lullaby versions of songs by METALLICA, COLDPLAY and RADIOHEAD. Executive producer Valerie Aiello said her company did the lullaby tributes because they love the ...

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Live Apocalypse - ARCH ENEMY

Bands could learn a thing or two from ARCH ENEMY about releasing a debut DVD. The Swedish metal giants do pretty much everything right on the double-DVD "Live Apocalypse". Diving right in, Disc 1 contains the DVD's main feature, an outstanding live set recorded at the London Forum on December 17th, 2004. The 18-song performance ...

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VELVET REVOLVER, DEFTONES, ALICE IN CHAINS Members Featured On BEATLES Compilation

On October 24, 2006, Restless Records will release "Butchering The Beatles" — featuring the biggest, the baddest, the heaviest all-star line-up ever assembled to honor what is arguably the greatest band ever — THE BEATLES. All-in-all, over 50 internationally known recording artists bring their unique bone-crushing slant to these remarkable songs. Produced by Grammy award-winning ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS Begin Recording New Album

SMASHING PUMPKINS have entered a studio with producer Roy Thomas Baker to record their first album since 1999, according to a new post on the band's web site. Baker produced QUEEN's "A Night at the Opera", which included their classic "Bohemian Rhapsody", and also has THE CARS, JOURNEY and CHEAP TRICK on his lengthy résumé. ...

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METALLICA On 'The Simpsons': Photo Available

METALLICA's much-anticipated appearance on "The Simpsons" will air as the program's season premiere on September 10, 2006 on the Fox network. Check out a photo at this location. The four members of METALLICA recorded their voices for the program last September. METALLICA joins a long list of artists who have been featured on ...

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The Faithless - NIGHTS LIKE THESE

Fucking punishing! NIGHTS LIKE THESE take up the mantle of aggressive, technical, brutal death-inflected hardcore on this debut album, and leave little but rubble in their wake. Wearing their RED CHORD, CONVERGE, THE END and DEADGUY influences on their sleeves, this Tennessee band produce an unholy clatter where head-spinning time changes and face-smashing breakdowns are ...

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CRUCIFIST Finishes Recording Debut Album

Rochester, New York-based "'70s black metal" band CRUCIFIST — which features in its ranks bassist Dan Lilker (NUCLEAR ASSAULT, BRUTAL TRUTH, THE RAVENOUS) as well as Mike Waske (drums ORODRUIN), John Gallo (guitar ORODRUIN, BLIZARO) and Ron Blackwell (vocals) — has completed the initial recording sessions for its debut album. The CD will now be ...

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RISE TO ADDICTION Sets Provisional Track Listing For Debut Album

British rockers RISE TO ADDICTION, who feature in their ranks former BLAZE members John Slater (guitar) and Steve Wray (guitar), have set the "provisional" track listing for their debut album, tentatively due before the end of the year through an as-yet-undetermined label. A total of 12 songs have been laid down for the album, which ...

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DEADSTAR ASSEMBLY: 'Killing Myself Again' Video Available

Florida theatrical/industrial metallists DEADSTAR ASSEMBLY have shot a lead-off video, "Killing Myself Again", from their just-released sophomore full-length, "Unsaved". Comprised of members Dearborn (vocals), the Dro (bass), Cygnus (drums), DreGGs (guitar) and new member sKuz (who replaces Mubo on keyboards), DEADSTAR ASSEMBLY's new clip proves to be the group's most over-the-top yet, according to Dearborn ...

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Lords of Depravity, Part I - SODOM

If you care anything about the history of thrash metal and of one of the genre's most important bands, then take the time to watch this double-disc set. Time spent watching the 180-minute documentary disc ("Historical Depravity") and the 22-song live disc ("Live Depravity") will be time well spent. To be perfectly frank, SPV and ...

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VINCE NEIL Delivers 'Smashing' Performance In Tampa

A BLABBERMOUTH.NET visitor by the name of Ken Heavenridge has submitted the following review of MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil's solo performance in Tampa, Florida Friday night (June 30): "Vince Neil 'performed' last night (June 30th) at the St. Pete Times Forum with RATT as the opener. A friend of mine was backstage before the ...

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METALLICA: 'The Simpsons' Guest Appearance To Air In September

According to a posting on METALLICA's official web site, METALLICA's much-anticipated appearance on "The Simpsons" will air as the program's season premiere on September 10, 2006 on the Fox network. Check local listings for channel and showtime in your area. The four members of METALLICA recorded their voices for the program last September. METALLICA joins ...

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BROKEN TEETH Announce U.S. Tour

Austin balls-to-the-wall rockers BROKEN TEETH — featuring Jason McMaster of WATCHTOWER/DANGEROUS TOYS fame — are gearing up for a-30 day U.S. tour in support of their new live CD, "Blood on the Radio". "Blood on the Radio" features songs from the band's first two studio albums. During the upcoming tour, the group will be visiting ...

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ABIGAIL WILLIAMS Working With Ex-BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Drummer

Arizona-based extreme metal band ABIGAIL WILLIAMS have issued the following update: "We are now gearing up to record our first full-length CD for Candlelight Records, which we think will hit stores in the fall. Right now we are currently hammering out pre-production demos and putting the final touches on some new songs. We are also ...

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