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MUCOPUS Part Ways With Singer, Complete Work On Full-Length Debut

New York-based old-school death metallers MUCOPUS have parted ways with frontman Rich Manzillo. Current SKINLESS singer Jason Keyser will be handling the vocal duties for MUCOPUS' appearance at the Tokyo Deathfest in Japan, while former SKINLESS vocalist Sherwood Webber will be joining MUCOPUS for a special one-off performance on May 8 at the Hudson Duster ...

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VILE Putting Finishing Touches On New CD

Californian brutal death metallers VILE are putting the finishing touches on their third full-length album, "The New Age of Chaos", tentatively due in September. "We are recording the final two vocal and bass tracks right now," the band write in a statement. "Mixing of the other songs is now in progress. Also artist Graal is ...

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MASTODON Sign With WARNER BROS.

According to the U.K.'s Terrorizer magazine, MASTODON have inked a worldwide record deal with Warner Bros. Records and are expected to issue a new album in early 2006. MASTODON, currently in the midst of a U.S. headlining tour, just completed work on a video for "Blood and Thunder" with director Jonathan Rej. The ...

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KORN Begin Recording New Album

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis revealed during an online chat on Monday that the group would enter the studio yesterday — one week earlier than originally announced — to begin recording the follow-up to 2003's "Take a Look in the Mirror". No reason was given for the change in plans. Among the cuts that are slated ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman To Help Auction Motorcycles For Charity

The Associated Press is reporting that AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler will help auction two custom-made motorcycles, with proceeds going to the families of troops who have been seriously wounded or killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The auction will be conducted by Guernsey's auction house May 6 at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Proceeds ...

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THE COTTON SOETERBOEK BAND Begin Work On Debut Album

U.S.-based hard rock act THE COTTON SOETERBOEK BAND are currently recording their self-titled debut album in Los Angeles. The sessions are being engineered by Mike Milchner at Piranha Studios. The lineup for the album is as follows: Robert Soeterboek (AYREON) - Vocals Alan Cotton (MAESTRO ALEX GREGORY) - Guitar Mike Davis (HALFORD) - Bass Butch ...

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KORN: New Songtitles Revealed

According to a post on the KORN fan site KornWeb.cjb.net, KORN frontman Jonathan Davis revealed during an online chat Tuesday night (March 29) several songtitles that are set to appear on the group's new CD, tentatively due in September. Among the cuts that are slated for inclusion on the follow-up to 2003's "Take ...

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F5: Former MEGADETH Bassist's New Band Sign With JVC

F5, the new Phoenix-based band featuring former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, ex-SICK SPEED vocalist Dale Steele, drummer David Small, and guitarists Steve Conley and John Davis, have inked a deal with JVC Records for the Asian release of their debut album. "We are in discussions with other labels now for release throughout the rest of ...

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VELVET REVOLVER To Guest On NBC's 'Tonight Show With Jay Leno'

According to RCA Records, VELVET REVOLVER will be the musical guests on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Thursday, April 7. Non-musicial guests on the show include actress Brittany Murphy and comic Dave Attell. In other news, VELVET REVOLVER drummer Matt Sorum has posted the following entry in his online "journal": "Rocking Canada ...

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MASTODON: New Single Transcribed In GUITAR WORLD

The new single from Relapse Records recording artists MASTODON has been transcribed for Guitar World magazine. The lead-off track, "Blood and Thunder", from the band's widely acclaimed album "Leviathan", is available as tablature in the May 2005 issue of Guitar World, on stands now. MASTODON, currently in the midst of a U.S. headlining tour, just ...

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KORN Frontman Welcomes Addition To Family

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis and wife Deven welcomed a son, Pirate Howsmon Davis, on March 18. "He is so beautiful. I can't describe how im feeling right now," Davis writes on his ButtSexCrips.com web site. "Pirate is healthy and Deven is doing great. It's a trip. I was born January 18 and Nathan [Jonathan's 9-year-old ...

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Planets - ADEMA

ADEMA has survived blows that might have permanently crippled or killed many other bands. The group was dropped by its previous record label, Arista, after the disappointing sales of its second album, "Unstable". Then Mark Chavez, lead singer and half-brother of KORN's Jonathan Davis (a fact emphasized in the initial publicity campaigns for the group), ...

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SIRENIA Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

SIRENIA, the Norwegian gothic metal band featuring former TRISTANIA guitarist/vocalist Morten Veland, have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. Having been a staple in the gothic/metal/rock scene for years, SIRENIA have released two successful albums to date ("At Sixes And Sevens" and "An Elixir For Existence") and recently toured Europe with TIAMAT, PAIN and ...

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OZZFEST 2005: Complete Details Revealed

It's big. It's bad. And it's back for more. Got a problem with that? Ozzfest — the king of festivals — triumphantly returns this summer to celebrate its hard-earned 10th anniversary with the staggering line-up of BLACK SABBATH, IRON MAIDEN, ROB ZOMBIE, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, SHADOWS FALL and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY. The summer's premier concert festival ...

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KORN To Enter Studio In April

According to a posting on KornWeb.cjb.net, KORN frontman Jonathan Davis stopped by the group's official chat room on Thursday (March 10) and revealed that the band have 26 songs written for their new CD, 20 of which will appear on the follow-up to 2003's "Take a Look in the Mirror". The recording sessions ...

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MASTODON To Support IRON MAIDEN In Europe

MASTODON are on the verge of securing the support slot on IRON MAIDEN's summer tour in Europe, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. MASTODON also in talks to play the Roskilde festival, set to take place June 30-July 3 in Roskilde, Denmark. Also scheduled to perform at the festival are BLACK SABBATH, AUDIOSLAVE and GREEN DAY, ...

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TESLA Headline Benefit Concert For Fire Victims

Rock veterans TESLA headlined a sold out show this past Friday evening at the Providence Performing Arts Center which benefited survivors of the West Warwick Station nightclub fire of two years ago. The Station Family Fund, a non-profit organization founded by fire survivors and the Wake Up To Love foundation hosted the event, which also ...

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