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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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ROB ROCK's VICE Reunion Was A 'Smashing Success'

VICE, the long-defunct '80s heavy metal band featuring powerhouse vocalist Rob Rock (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA), reunited for one show only on Saturday, October 8, 2005 in Somers, CT. The four original members, who played 300 dates a year performing original and cover songs, were joined at the gig by New England's newest guitar slinger, Jason ...

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Symmetric in Design - SCAR SYMMETRY

When Andres Fridén (IN FLAMES) unveiled an especially melodic side to his otherwise aggressive tendencies on the PASSENGER project, the experiment was a smashing success (at least in my opinion). Consequently, I was not taken aback at the thought of guitarist Jonas Kjellgren (CARNAL FORGE, CENTINEX, WORLD BELOW) joining Henrick Ohlsson (THEORY IN PRACTICE, MUTANT, ...

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Bastard Son - WATCH THEM DIE

Some records take on a personality of their own, and we attribute motives to them anthropomorphically. You'll hear someone describe an album by saying "it wants you to mosh", or "it makes you bang your head". Well, fair warning: "Bastard Son" from WATCH THEM DIE wants to punch you in the balls, over and over ...

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ROB ZOMBIE, MÖTLEY CRÜE To Perform On New VH1 CLASSIC Show

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that ROB ZOMBIE, MÖTLEY CRÜE, INCUBUS and SMASHING PUMPKINS founder Billy Corgan are among the artists who will tape performances for a new VH1 Classic program called "Decades Rock Live". Each one-hour segment will spotlight an influential rock or soul artist of the past 50 years performing alongside younger acts ...

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BONGZILLA Putting Finishing Touches On 'Amerijuanican'

BONGZILLA are nearing completion of the recording of "Amerijuanican", their third full-length album. BONGZILLA have finished recording at Coney Island Studios and are mixing at Butch Vig's Smart Studios (NIRVANA, GARBAGE, SMASHING PUMPKINS) in their hometown of Madison, Wisconsin with longtime engineer Wendy Schneider. "Amerijuanican" is scheduled to include tracks such as "Weedy Woman" (which ...

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TAPROOT Singer On New Album: 'We Weren't Sure If We Could Finish Due To Finances'

TAPROOT have set the tentative track listing for their new album, "Blue-Sky Research", due on August 16 via Velvet Hammer Music/Atlantic. The follow-up to 2002's "Welcome", "Blue-Sky Research" was produced by Michael Beinhorn in Los Angeles and features guest appearances by Billy Corgan (ex-SMASHING PUMPKINS) and Stephen Carpenter (DEFTONES). Download the album track "Facepeeler" in ...

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NINE INCH NAILS: 'With Teeth' Certified Gold

NINE INCH NAILS' "With Teeth" has been certified gold by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for shipments in excess of 500,000 copies. "With Teeth", which sold 271,563 copies of in the United States in its first week of release, was recorded in part at Sound City Studio in Van Nuys, Ca., and features ...

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Drummer JIMMY CHAMBERLIN Is 'Excited' About SMASHING PUMPKINS Reunion

Drummer Jimmy Chamberlin has told Chicago Tribune that he's back in the reunited SMASHING PUMPKINS and is raring to go, according to MTV.com. Chamberlin is the first of PUMPKINS mainman Billy Corgan's former musical conspirators to confirm his return to the band. Whether guitarist James Iha and bassist D'Arcy Wretzky would follow suit, Chamberlin couldn't ...

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BILLY CORGAN To Reform SMASHING PUMPKINS

Reuters is reporting that singer Billy Corgan said on Tuesday (June 21) he plans to revive the SMASHING PUMPKINS, his Grammy-winning band which broke up in 2000 after more than a decade of blending alternative rock with the avant-garde. In full-page advertisements in Chicago newspapers, the bald-headed Corgan said, "I want my band ...

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TAPROOT: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new TAPROOT track, entitled "Facepeeler", has been made available for download in MP3 format at this location. "Facepeeler" comes off the group's upcoming CD, "Blue-Sky Research", due on August 16 via Velvet Hammer/Atlantic. The follow-up to 2002's "Welcome", "Blue-Sky Research" was produced by Michael Beinhorn in Los Angeles and features guest appearances ...

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Mezmerize - SYSTEM OF A DOWN

SYSTEM OF A DOWN has done it again. With its third record (not including the "Steal This Album!" collection of leftovers from 2002), the band has created another work of thoroughly eccentric, tuneful, and heavy metallic rock that mixes a wide range of influences, adds a dash of loopy, surreal humor, and ends up being ...

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