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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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ABIGAIL WILLIAMS Sign With CANDLELIGHT RECORDS

Arizona-based extreme metal band ABIGAIL WILLIAMS have signed a three-album deal with Candlelight Records. According to a press release, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS "take their influences from the best of the best from the old and the new and blend it into a unique and multifaceted hybrid. They have the groove and melody of the Gothenburg-style death ...

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BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME To Cover PANTERA, SEPULTURA On Upcoming CD

MTV.com is reporting that BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME will issue an album's worth of covers called "The Anatomy Of" sometime in June. The band puts its stamp on PANTERA's "Cemetery Gates", SEPULTURA's "Territory", SOUNDGARDEN's "The Day I Tried to Live", MÖTLEY CRÜE's "Kickstart My Heart", PINK FLOYD's "Us and Them", QUEEN's "Bicycle Race", METALLICA's ...

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SOCIETY 1 Mainman To Host Weekly Radio Show

SOCIETY 1 band leader and adult film director Matt Zane has just inked a deal to host his own weekly radio show on the Internet's most notorious station, Radio Free Satan. Starting in March, Matt Zane will take over the airwaves for his own program, dubbed "Why Do We Live?", which guarantees to be "the ...

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THE CULT: Bring Me The Head Of DAVE GROHL

THE CULT frontman Ian Astbury was recently asked by a fan on the band's official message board if it's true that while recording their last studio album, 2001's "Beyond Good and Evil", they titled one of the demos "Bring Me the Head of Dave Grohl". "Yes, [it's] true," Astbury replied. "It all started with comments ...

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Report: SMASHING PUMPKINS Reunion Is Underway

MTV News is reporting that onetime SMASHING PUMPKINS bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur as well as an undisclosed source "close to the situation" have confirmed that PUMPKINS bandleader Billy Corgan has been working on material that will, at some point, surface in the form of a new SMASHING PUMPKINS album. "From what I ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS Sign New Management Deal

According to Hits Daily Double, the companion web site of music industry tip sheet HITS, Jared Paul and Paul Geary have snagged the reactivated SMASHING PUMPKINS for the Irving Azoff management empire (VAN HALEN, EAGLES, CHRISTINA AGUILERA, FLEETWOOD MAC, JEWEL, AEROSMITH). As previously reported, SMASHING PUMPKINS are rumored to be a primary target for a ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS To Headline This Year's LOLLAPALOOZA?

SMASHING PUMPKINS are rumored to be a primary target for a headliner at this year's Lollapalooza festival, which will return to Hutchinson Field at Chicago's Grant Park, with dates tenatively set for Aug. 4-6, according to Billboard.com. The lineup for the event won't be announced for weeks. THIEVERY CORPORATION told Billboard.com last week they would ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS Staying Smashed?

Launch Radio Networks reports: When the lineup for this year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival is revealed later today (Monday, January 30), rumors are rampant that the reunited SMASHING PUMPKINS will be one of the headliners. But according to FMQB.com, a spokesperson for frontman Billy Corgan's record label told a San Diego radio station ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS To Perform At COACHELLA Festival?

According to World Entertainment News Network, Billy Corgan's desperate attempts to reform the SMASHING PUMPKINS have reportedly paid off, with the band rumored to be playing at this April's Coachella festival in California. Corgan began his campaign last June when he famously took out an ad in the Chicago Tribune revealing his desire to reunite ...

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The Truth - BLEEDING THROUGH

More often than not a band's claims of its new album being both heavier and more melodic than a highly regarded predecessor equates to nothing more than a steaming pile of donkey dung. In the case of BLEEDING THROUGH's "The Truth", the claim is basically truthful. One could argue whether it is heavier than "This ...

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Hypnotize - SYSTEM OF A DOWN

Double album sets have often been seen as an indulgence by an artist or band overcome with their own confidence in their creativity and abilities. With the rare exception of a concept record like THE WHO's "Tommy" or PINK FLOYD's "The Wall", even acclaimed collections like the SMASHING PUMPKINS' "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" ...

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DEMIRICOUS Seek 'Angry Young People' For 'Vagrant Idol' Video Shoot

Indianapolis-based death/thrash metal band DEMIRICOUS have recruited acclaimed director Dale "Rage" Resteghini (HATEBREED, MUDVAYNE, ILL NINO, SHADOWS FALL) to helm their debut video for the track "Vagrant Idol". Co-directing will be Resteghini's protege Frankie Nasso (SWORN ENEMY, DANNY DIABLO, AUGUST BURNS RED). According to Dale, "The premise of the video is to help show that ...

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MNEMIC: Live And Uncensored From The U.S.

MNEMIC guitarist Mircea Gabriel Eftemie has posted the following tour report on the group's official web site: "So we're back! I dont know how to put this, but the MESHUGGAH tour is unfortunately over. "The last week or so has been nothing but fragments of memories merging into one big pile of imagery. If we ...

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TAPROOT, 10 YEARS To Guest On 'Rockline'

TAPROOT and 10 YEARS will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Monday, November 28. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check ...

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RAMMSTEIN: 'Rosenrot' Single Details Revealed

According to Herzeleid.com, German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN have selected the title track of their new album, "Rosenrot", as their next single. "Rosenrot" (the single) will be released on December 9, 2005 and will contain the following tracks: 01. Rosenrot (Single Version) (03:47) 02. Rosenrot (The Tweaker Remix by Chris Vrenna) (04:34) 03. Rosenrot (Northern Lite ...

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MELISSA AUF DER MAUR Collaborating With BILLY CORGAN

Launch Radio Networks reports: Former HOLE and SMASHING PUMPKINS bassist Melissa Auf der Maur has enlisted her former boss in the PUMPKINS, singer and guitarist Billy Corgan, to help write songs for her second solo album. Auf der Maur told RollingStone.com, "It's really symbolic for me to have this opportunity with Billy, who is one ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS Tribute Album Due In January

Reignition Recordings has set a January 31, 2006 release date for the SMASHING PUMPKINS tribute album, entitled "The Killer In You: A Tribute To Smashing Pumpkins". The 11-song collection is currently available exclusively via iTunes and will be released via all other digital music sites on November 15. The complete track listing for the effort ...

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