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TRIVIUM: New Album To Surface In March

Roadrunner Records has set a March 1, 2005 relase date for TRIVIUM's "Ascendancy". Featuring the talents of Matt Heafy on guitars/vocals, Travis Smith on drums, Corey Beaulieu on guitar and Paolo Gregoletto on bass, TRIVIUM is a band whose youth (Heafy is 18, the oldest member is 22) belies their sound. Currently, TRIVIUM are on ...

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WALLS OF JERICHO Announce Nationwide Tour

Detroit's WALLS OF JERICHO have announced they will headline a nationwide tour this winter with BURY YOUR DEAD, FULL BLOWN CHAOS and PREMONITIONS OF WAR playing support. The band has made up for a two year hiatus in spades since they reformed last summer to play Hellfest 2003. Since that time, the female-fronted metalcore combo ...

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MACHINE HEAD's ROBERT FLYNN Gets Dissed By SLAYER's KERRY KING

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn has posted another installement in his online "diary" at the group's official web site. An excerpt from the entry follows: "Played in Paris with SLIPKNOT and SLAYER. MASTODON opened the show, which was really cool. Hung with them for a while, really nice guys, drinking absurd amounts of booze together, ...

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MOKOMA's Latest CD Named INFERNO Magazine's 'Album Of The Year'

Finnish thrash/metal act MOKOMA's latest album, "Tämän Maailman Ruhtinaan Hovi" ("The Court of This World's Emperor), has been named Inferno magazine's 2004 "Album of the Year". The year-end Inferno list was determined via a poll of the magazine's editors and contributing writers. Inferno is Finland's leading metal magazine and is said to be one of ...

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POWDERBURN To Open For SLAYER In San Antonio

The Jägermeister Music Tour, headlined by metal icons SLAYER, will be hitting San Antonio's Sunset Station this Friday, December 3. Sharing the stage with SLAYER will be Austin's self-proclaimed No. 1 heavy metal artist, POWDERBURN. Sponsored by Jägermeister, one of the world's leading premium spirit brands, POWDERBURN will also be joining KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and MASTODON, ...

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MASTODON's 'Leviathan' Named Revolver Magazine's 'Album Of The Year'

MASTODON's latest release, "Leviathan", has been named Revolver magazine's 2004 "Album of the Year". The year-end Revolver list was determined via a poll of the magazine's editors and contributing writers. "Leviathan" was released on August 31, 2004 to exceptional fan and critical acclaim. The follow up to the band's heralded "Remission" album, "Leviathan" entered the ...

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MASTODON Confirmed For Japan's EXTREME THE DOJO VOL. 11 Tour

MASTODON are the latest act added to the Extreme The Dojo Vol. 11 Japanese mini-tour featuring CONVERGE and ISIS. According to the official Extreme The Dojo web site, MASTODON confirmed their participation in the festival this past week. The dates are as follows: Feb. 02 – Osaka, JPN @ Club Quattro Feb. 03 - Nagoya, ...

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Swedish Metal Magazine CLOSE-UP Reveals Top Albums Of 2004

MASTODON's "Leviathan" has been named "Album of the Year" by the critics at Sweden's premiere metal/rock publication Close-Up. In the December/January issue, an array of musicians, including cover stars Robert Flynn from MACHINE HEAD and Anders Fridén from IN FLAMES (view cover here), discuss the music year 2004. MASTODON's "Leviathan" also made the ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE To Tour With THE USED, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have been confirmed for "The Taste of Chaos" tour that will also feature THE USED and MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE. From early February through the middle of April, "The Taste of Chaos Tour" will take KILLSWITCH ENGAGE around North America playing venues ranging in size from 3,000- to 10,000-seat capacity. "KILLSWITCH ENGAGE are one ...

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TOOL Bassist To Perform With ISIS

According to Toolband.com, TOOL bassist Justin Chancellor will be sitting in with Boston indie-metal behemoths ISIS during a couple of live performances in California. Chancellor will play on "Altered Course", the track he guested on on ISIS' latest CD, "Panopticon", available now on Ipecac Records. First up is a show at Glass House ...

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WITH PASSION Sign With EARACHE RECORDS

Sacramento, California-based "technical, melodic, blackened metal-core" band WITH PASSION have inked a deal with Earache Records. The band, who are inspired by the legends of European melodic death metal, from DISSECTION to AT THE GATES, as well as the best of the contemporary U.S.-Canada metal/hardcore crop, from CRYPTOPSY to BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, formed ...

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MELVINS Tribute CD Featuring MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD To Surface In May

Fractured Transmitter Records has set a May 10 release date for the upcoming tribute CD to THE MELVINS. Titled "We Reach: The Music Of The Melvins", the album will include contributions from such acts as MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, MASTODON, KEELHAUL, HOUSE OF LOW CULTURE, MEATJACK, LICKGOLDENSKY, ABSENTEE, DISENGAGE, ABDULLAH and ...

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FUSE TV's 'Uranium' To Present Annual 'Viewers' Poll'

Fuse TV's metal show "Uranium" will be airing its annual one hour "Viewers' Poll" special this Friday night October 29 at 8:00 p.m. EST (5:00 p.m. PST). The "Viewers' Poll" is where "Uranium" gives the loyal metal fans a chance to have their opinions heard by voting on some of the most pertinent topics in ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Frontman Guests On 'Metal Injection'

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE frontman Howard Jones was recently interviewed by the Internet TV show "Metal Injection". "The sarcasm was at an all-time high for this hilarious interview," reads a posting on the group's web site. "The episode also features KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's new video for 'The End of Heartache' as well as videos from NIGHTWISH, TRIVIUM, SHADOWS ...

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A LIFE ONCE LOST Sign With FERRET RECORDS

Philadelphia hardcore metal band A LIFE ONCE LOST have inked a deal with Ferret Records. The group will enter Trax East studios in South River, NJ with producer Eric Rachel in January to begin recording their sophomore album, "Hunter", tentatively due in the spring. The follow-up to 2003's "A Great Artist" (Deathwish Inc.) will feature ...

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BURIED INSIDE Sign To RELAPSE RECORDS

Ottawa, Canada quintet BURIED INSIDE have inked a deal with Relapse Records. The group's Relapse debut, "Chronoclast", is scheduled for release in early 2005. A special November 9, 2004 Canadian release date is expected. BURIED INSIDE "combine aggression with melody to create their own style of sleek and powerful heavy music," according to a press ...

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SOUNDSCAN REPORT: PAPA ROACH, LAMB OF GOD, MASTODON, DANZIG

The following are the top heavy metal/hard rock U.S. sales debuts for the week ending September 7, 2004, as reported by Nielsen SoundScan: PAPA ROACH"Getting Away With Murder": 52,094 (chart pos.: 17) LAMB OF GOD"Ashes of the Wake": 35,324 (chart position: 27) "Resident Evil" soundtrack: 25,453 (chart position: 43) MASTODON – ...

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SLAYER's 'Still Reigning' DVD To Surface On October 26

The release date of SLAYER's upcoming DVD, "Reign in Blood Live: Still Reigning", has been pushed back to October 26. The disc will feature, for the first time ever, the original SLAYER lineup — Tom Araya (vocals, bass), guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman, and drummer Dave Lombardo, who permanently rejoined the band in 2003 ...

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SLAYER Explain Myrtle Beach Cancellation

A representative at SLAYER's management company has sent the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding the band's cancellation of their scheduled headlining appearance in Myrtle Beach, SC Wednesday night (Sept. 1): "Tom Araya, SLAYER's bassist/vocalist, was treated and released from a Myrtle Beach, NC hospital on Wednesday after experiencing severe pain due to a kidney stone. ...

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MASTODON To Guest On 'Headbanger's Ball'

MASTODON will be the featured guests on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" on Saturday, September 4. "Headbanger's Ball" airs Saturdays from 10-12 p.m. EST. This Saturday's "Headbanger's Ball" will also include the world premiere of MASTODON's new music video, "Iron Tusk". The roll-out video from the band's new album, "Leviathan", "Iron Tusk" was directed by Chad Rullman, ...

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