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MASTODON, PIG DESTROYER Among Revolver Magazine's 'Future Of American Metal' Bands

Relapse Records recording artists MASTODON and PIG DESTROYER have been named amongst Revolver magazine's 10 "Future of American Metal" bands. Revolver's 10 "Future of American Metal" acts were determined via a poll of the editors and contributing writers at the noted magazine. MASTODON and PIG DESTROYER join an impressive list of Revolver's fast-rising heavy music ...

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BONGZILLA Announce U.S. Tour With MONSTER MAGNET

Relapse Records recording artists BONGZILLA have announced their first tour of 2004 in support of their recently released album, "Apogee". BONGZILLA will team up with MONSTER MAGNET for a four-week trek beginning September 9 in Hollywood, CA. The tour will be sponsored by long-running web portal StonerRock.com and is scheduled to conclude October 1 with ...

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TRANSMISSION0 To Release Debut Album In August

Netherland-based aggressive metal/hardcore band TRANSMISSION0 will release their debut album, "0" (Zero), on August 24 through Go Kart Records. "0" was completely created (recorded/mixed) at the band's own Behind Green Door Studios in Tilburg, The Netherlands with guitarist Mischa van Rodijnen serving as both album producer and mixer. "At first it didn't look as if ...

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THE RED CHORD Singer To Guest On Boston's 107.3 WAAF

THE RED CHORD vocalist Guy Kozowyk will be guest hosting the "Harder Faster" radio program on 107.3 WAAF in Boston on Wednesday, June 23 between 11:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. "I will be spinning albums of my choice for the majority of the hour, giving away [Black Market Activities] and RED CHORD CDs and talking ...

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MASTODON To Tour With FEAR FACTORY, SWORN ENEMY

Relapse Records recording artists MASTODON have announced their first tour of 2004 in support of their highly anticipated new album, "Leviathan". MASTODON will team up with FEAR FACTORY for a month-long trek beginning July 26 in Towson, MD. The tour is scheduled to conclude August 22 in Las Vegas, NV with additional dates pending. MASTODON ...

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THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN: Touring Plans Announced

Relapse Records recording artists THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN have announced forthcoming tour dates in support of their highly anticipated new album, "Miss Machine". "Miss Machine" will be released on July, 20 in the U.S. and August 2 in Europe. THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN will kick off a five-week European headlining tour beginning June 5 with ...

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MASTODON Complete Work On 'Leviathan'

Relapse Records recording artists MASTODON have completed work on their new album, entitled "Leviathan". The follow-up to the group's acclaimed "Remission" album, "Leviathan" was recorded at both Robert Lang Studios (NIRVANA, BAD COMPANY, FOO FIGHTERS) and Litho Studios (DEFTONES, SOUNDGARDEN) in Seattle with producer Matt Bayles. Based in part on Herman Melville's classic novel "Moby ...

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AFTER FOREVER Confirmed For Holland's DYNAMO OPEN AIR Festival

Dutch "gothic metal sensation" AFTER FOREVER have been confirmed for Dynamo Open Air, a one-day Dutch heavy metal festival scheduled to be held Saturday, June 5 in the Goffertpark in Nijmegen, Holland. Also scheduled to appear are headliners SLAYER, plus LIFE OF AGONY, DIMMU BORGIR, NIGHTWISH, DEICIDE, SOULFLY, CHILDREN OF BODOM, ILL NINO and MASTODON. ...

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THINE EYES BLEED: KITTIE Touring Guitarist To Enter Studio Next Month

THINE EYES BLEED, the London, Ontario-based band featuring KITTIE touring guitarist Jeff Phillips, are scheduled to begin recording next month for KITTIE-owned label Kiss of Infamy, KITTIE manager Dave Lander told the London Free Press. The group's musical style is being described "brutal and extreme," with AT THE GATES with MASTODON being mentioned as possible ...

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MASTODON Begin Recording New Album

MASTODON have commenced the recording process for their new album, "Leviathan", at Robert Lang Studios (NIRVANA, PRETTY GIRLS MAKE GRAVES, FOO FIGHTERS) and Litho Studios (DEFTONES, SOUNDGARDEN, BOTCH) in Seattle with producer Matt Bayles. Bayles had previously worked with MASTODON on their acclaimed "Remission" album in addition to doing studio work with such groups as ...

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MASTODON To Co-Host 'Headbanger's Ball'

Relapse Records recording artists MASTODON will co-host MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball". MASTODON will make an in-studio appearance on the program's Saturday, February 14 edition, where they will be interviewed by host Jamey Jasta. "Headbanger's Ball" airs Saturdays from 10-12 p.m. EST on MTV2. MASTODON (drummer Brann Dailor, guitarist / vocalist Brent Hinds, guitarist / vocalist Bill ...

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CLUTCH, NEBULA, MASTODON To Tour Together

CLUTCH will be teaming up with NEBULA and MASTODON for a U.S. tour beginning in late January. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 20 - 123 Pleasant Street - Morgantown, WV Jan. 21 - Stella Blue - Asheville, NC Jan. 22 - 40 Watt Club - Athens, GA Jan. 23 - Beta Bar - Tallahassee, ...

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THE END Sign With RELAPSE RECORDS

Mississauga, Ontario quintet THE END have signed a deal with Relapse Records. The group will release their first proper Relapse full-length in North American on January 13 and in Europe on January 26. THE END (Aaron Wolff – vocals, Steve Watson – guitar, Andrew Hercules – guitar, Sean Dooley – bass, Anthony Salajko - drums), ...

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MASTODON Complete Work On First Video

Relapse Records recording artists MASTODON have completed work on their first music video — for the track "March of the Fire Ants" off their acclaimed release "Remission". The clip was shot in the band's hometown of Atlanta with director Chad Rullman (NEUROSIS) and is said to be a "surreal narrative" incorporating principal photography, and featuring ...

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'MTV2 Headbanger's Ball' CD Track Listing Announced

The complete track listing has been announced for the first-ever "MTV2 Headbanger's Ball" album, due on October 7 through Roadrunner Records. The "MTV2 Headbanger's Ball" album will feature 40 tracks on 2 CDs for the cost of just one. The first disc will feature "unit movers" from the hard rock scene, the big names who've ...

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MASTODON Announce U.S. Tour With CLUTCH

Relapse Records recording artists MASTODON have announced their fourth U.S. tour in support of their latest album, "Remission". MASTODON will team up with CLUTCH for two-week span beginning August 29 in Asbury Park, New Jersey. The tour is scheduled to conclude September 14 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with additional dates pending. MASTODON, fresh off their ...

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BURNT BY THE SUN Complete Work On New CD

Relapse Records recording artists BURNT BY THE SUN have completed work on their highly-anticipated new album, entitled "The Perfect Is The Enemy Of The Good". "The Perfect Is The Enemy Of The Good" was recorded at New Jersey's Trax East Studio with producer Matt Bayles (ISIS, VENDETTA RED, MASTODON, BLOOD BROTHERS). The final track listing ...

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LABRAT Rejoined By Singer ROB MCAUSLAN

After one year of working with vocalists Jamie Farrell and Martin Ives, Britain's LABRAT have made the decision to part ways with the dynamic duo and recall the services of former frontman Rob McAuslan. The decision to let Ives and Farrell go was made just before the band set off on a U.K. tour with ...

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Drummer MORTEN TOFT HANSEN Leaves HATESPHERE

Drummer Morten Toft Hansen has left Danish death-thrashers HATESPHERE in order to focus all his time and energy on RAUNCHY. "I would like to thank the guys in HATESPHERE for all the fun we had together, especially the tour with THE HAUNTED and MASTODON," Morten said in a statement. "I would also like to thank ...

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SOILENT GREEN Revamp Lineup, Commence Work On New Material

New Orleans-based SOILENT GREEN have added a second guitarist and bassist in the form of Tony White and Scott Crochet, respectively. The band are currently writing new material and hope to enter the studio before the end of the year to record a new full-length album, tentatively due in early 2004. Upcoming SOILENT GREEN tour ...

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HATESPHERE Re-Sign With SCARLET RECORDS

Danish death-thrashers HATESPHERE, featuring RAUNCHY drummer Morten Toft Hansen, have re-signed with Italy's Scarlet Records for one more CD. "We received a lot of nice contract offers from a lot of big record companies, but in the end, we decided to stay on Scarlet for one more record," the group said in an official statement. ...

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THE HAUNTED, MASTODON, HATESPHERE To Tour Europe

THE HAUNTED, MASTODON and HATESPHERE will team up for a European tour in April. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 01 – Odense - Rytmeposten, DEN Apr. 02 - The Baroeg - Rotterdam, NETH Apr. 03 - Vera - Groningen, NETH Apr. 04 - Biebob - Vosselar, BEL Apr. 05 - Afterclub - Nancy/Amnev, FRA ...

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MASTODON, CEPHALIC CARNAGE To Team Up For NORTH AMERICAN CONTAMINATION TOUR 2003

Atlanta quartet MASTODON, Denver's CEPHALIC CARNAGE, Santa Barbara's UPHILL BATTLE and Philadelphia's DYSRHYTHMIA will team up for the "North American Contamination Tour 2003", a 22-city national trek comprised completely of acts on Relapse Records' burgeoning roster. The three-week jaunt will be sponsored by Revolver magazine and is scheduled to kick off May 2nd at the ...

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NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL: Lineup Announced!

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, MESHUGGAH, THE HAUNTED, SUFFOCATION and LAMB OF GOD are among the artists scheduled to appear at this year's New England Metal And Hardcore Festival, set to take place on May 16-17 at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts. The compete lineup for the fesatival is as follows: Friday, May 16 (3:00 p.m. doors): OPETH ...

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DARKANE To Make Live Debut In UK, Japan

Sweden's DARKANE will make their live debut in UK and Japan in November. Support at the UK dates will come from CRIMINAL and DESCENT while the Japanese tour will include MASTODON and HIGH ON FIRE. The details are as follows: Nov. 11 – Cardiff, UK - Clwb Ifor Bach Nov. 12 – London, UK - ...

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