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The_Ascension - OTEP

Treading tricky ground here, bands like OTEP being at least partially critic-proof. For example: I'd like to point out that virtually everything about this band – including the coo-to-a-bloody-scream vocals, the stuttering basslines, the overwrought breathing into the mic and then shrieking some empowering profundity, and the talky rap lines that were dubious when CLAWFINGER ...

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CIRCUS DIABLO Announces New Bassist

CIRCUS DIABLO — the new project featuring THE CULT guitarist Billy Duffy, THE ALMIGHTY frontman Ricky Warwick (guitar), and ex-THE CULT touring bassist/current CAMP FREDDY guitarist Billy Morrison (vocals) — has parted ways with its bassist Brett Scallions (who is also the former frontman for FUEL and current singer for RIDERS ON THE STORM). According ...

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OTEP Singer Facing Possible Surgery For Polyp On Vocal Cord

OTEP frontwoman Otep Shamaya has issued the following update: "So here it is. All summed up. Another tour winding down. Minds changed, lives saved. New album infecting the souls of the initiates. Drip by drip / creating stellar stalagmites for the futurists to ponder and study in awe. In our world of performance, all of ...

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OTEP: New Audio Interview Posted Online

The latest episode of "Talking Metal" features an interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with OTEP vocalist Otep Shamaya. Topics inlcude the band's new album "The_Ascension", Shamaya's writing, her "Little Sins" e-book, and her poetry and illustrations available on Lulu.com. Additional topics covered include Ozzfest, Sharon Osbourne, Vinnie Paul, and former OTEP and ...

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OTEP To Take Part In Online Chat

Southern California's OTEP has set up a new web site in addition to its official site. ThisIsOtep.tv will enable fans to enjoy live web video chats with vocalist Otep Shamaya as well as a chat room for fans to directly communicate with the band. The first live chat is scheduled for Monday, December 3 at ...

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LENNON Completes Work On Metal Project With Producer JASON SUECOF

Orlando, Florida-based singer-songwriter LENNON (full name: Lennon Murphy), who who last year opened select dates on the AEROSMITH/MÖTLEY CRÜE tour, has completed work on her yet-to-be-named metal project with producer Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, DEVILDRIVER, CHIMAIRA, BURY YOUR DEAD). According to the singer's manager Jeffrey Pringle, Lennon "co-wrote all the songs with Jason, who not only ...

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HELYEAH, OTEP, BLOODSIMPLE: Amarillo Concert Cancelled

According to a posting on OTEP's MySpace page, tonight's (November 20) HELLYEAH / OTEP / BLOODSIMPLE concert at Midnight Rodeo in Amarillo, Texas has been cancelled. OTEP writes: "Tonight's show cancellation had nothing to do with OTEP. The show was cancelled due to an injury within HELLYEAH. We offered to play, but the promoter turned ...

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CIRCUS DIABLO: Bonus Track Posted Online

CIRCUS DIABLO — the new project featuring THE CULT guitarist Billy Duffy, THE ALMIGHTY frontman Ricky Warwick (guitar), ex-THE CULT touring bassist/current CAMP FREDDY guitarist Billy Morrison (vocals), and former FUEL/current RIDERS ON THE STORM frontman Brett Scallions (bass) — has posted the song "Mary's Shadow" on the group's MySpace page. The track ...

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OTEP: Ventura Show Cancelled

OTEP has issued the following statement: "Due to a serious medical condition, OTEP must regretfully cancel their part in the [November 16] Ventura, CA show [on Balls Volume Strength Tour with HELLYEAH and BLOODSIMPLE]. OTEP plans to resume the tour in Vegas at the House of Blues on Saturday, November 17th. The band offers their ...

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HEMLOCK Preparing To Enter Studio

Las Vegas, Nevada-based metallers HEMLOCK are preparing to enter the studio with engineer Eddy Garcia (PISSING RAZORS) to begin recording their new album, tentatively due in early 2008 via Blind Prophecy Records. The group will be submitting a daily studio blog with videos on its MySpace page. According to a press release, HEMLOCK ...

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OTEP: Headlining Dates Announced

OTEP has scheduled the following headlining shows during the "off" days on the band's current Balls Volume Strength Tour with HELLYEAH and BLOODSIMPLE: Nov. 18 - Farmington, NM @ Gators Nov. 30 - Tallahassee, FL @ Floyd's Music Store Dec. 06 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock Dec. 11 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Dec. ...

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OTEP To Release Two New Videos

OTEP frontwoman Otep Shamaya has issued the following update: "As I sit here sipping stale coffee and waiting for the bus to pick us up from the hotel, it dawned on me that I haven't written any updates or tour diaries (properly) yet. So here it is, enjoy. "To begin with, the shows have been ...

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CIRCUS DIABLO: NGTV Video Interview Posted Online

A seven-minute video interview with CIRCUS DIABLO vocalist Billy Morrison (ex-THE CULT touring bassist/current CAMP FREDDY guitarist) and guitarist Ricky Warwick (THE ALMIGHTY frontman) conducted by NGTV.com (No Good TV) can be viewed below. CIRCUS DIABLO is the new project featuring THE CULT guitarist Billy Duffy, Warwick, Morrison, and former FUEL/current RIDERS ON THE STORM ...

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CIRCUS DIABLO To Play Benefit Show For Victims Of California Fires

CIRCUS DIABLO — the new project featuring THE CULT guitarist Billy Duffy, THE ALMIGHTY frontman Ricky Warwick (guitar), ex-THE CULT touring bassist/current CAMP FREDDY guitarist Billy Morrison (vocals), and former FUEL/current RIDERS ON THE STORM frontman Brett Scallions (bass) — will play at the House Of Blues in West Hollywood, California on November 12 at ...

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HEMLOCK Signs With BLIND PROPHECY RECORDS

Las Vegas, Nevada-based metallers HEMLOCK have inked a deal with Blind Prophecy Records. The band's new album is tentatively scheduled for release in early 2008. According to a press release, HEMLOCK "is a heavy and brutal onslaught of metal with an arsenal of catchy lyrics, creative breakdowns and melodic hooks. [The band] considers their real ...

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INVITRO Announces Dates With DROWNING POOL, OTEP

INVITRO — the Los Angeles aluminum-foil-clad five-piece that has been tearing up stages on tours with STATIC-X, SEVENDUST, HELLYEAH and the Family Values Tour — has been confirmed as direct support for Texas-based DROWNING POOL. The band has also announced some dates in support of OTEP. INVITRO recently released its debut album, "When I Was ...

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HELLYEAH To Release 'Below The Belt' DVD In November

Epic Records has set a November 13 release date for "Below the Belt", the highly anticipated live DVD from hard rock supergroup HELLYEAH (the new band featuring members of MUDVAYNE, PANTERA and NOTHINGFACE). Capturing footage from the day the band formed, "Below the Belt" includes performance footage from the very making of the album, first ...

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ANEW REVOLUTION To Enter Studio This Month

ANEW REVOLUTION, the Austin, Texas-based band featuring former members of SLAVES ON DOPE and UNLOCO, will enter The Hobby Shop studio in Los Angeles, California on October 22 with producer Mudrock (AVENGED SEVENFOLD, GODSMACK) to begin recording its new full-length CD, due in early 2008 via Koch Records. Songtitles set to appear on the album ...

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OTEP Working On Two New Videos

Los Angeles quartet OTEP has announced new tour dates with HELLYEAH and BLOODSIMPLE. The Balls Volume Strength Tour will kick off in Michigan at The Fillmore Detroit on October 30 and close out on December 7 at The Palladium in Worcester, MA. OTEP has gone into pre-production for two brand-new videos from their upcoming album, ...

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CIRCUS DIABLO To Open For VELVET REVOLVER, ALICE IN CHAINS In Irvine

CIRCUS DIABLO — the new project featuring THE CULT guitarist Billy Duffy, THE ALMIGHTY frontman Ricky Warwick (guitar), ex-THE CULT touring bassist/current CAMP FREDDY guitarist Billy Morrison (vocals), and former FUEL/current RIDERS ON THE STORM frontman Brett Scallions (bass) — will open for VELVET REVOLVER and ALICE IN CHAINS on October 26 at the Verizon ...

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HELLYEAH Schedules Pennsylvania Signing Session

HELLYEAH — the new band featuring members of MUDVAYNE, PANTERA and NOTHINGFACE — will take part in a signing session at the Gallery Of Sound, located at Gateway Shopping Center in Edwardsville, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, October 10 at 4:00 p.m. Purchase your copy at any Gallery of Sound location this week and get a voucher ...

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OTEP Frontwoman Reveals Power Of Poetry

Otep Shamaya, outspoken frontwoman of Los Angeles-based metal quartet OTEP, has written a guest blog for Headbanger's Blog expressing her obsession with poetry and the connection between finely honed words and bludgeoning rock. Check it out at this location. OTEP is currently gearing up for the long-awaited release of the band's new album, ...

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HELLYEAH: Oregon Concert Cancelled

HELLYEAH was forced to cancel its appearance at the September 23, 3007 stop of the "Bi#%h! We Have A Problem" tour in Bend, Oregon with KORN, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and DROID. No reason was given for the cancellation. As previously reported, HELLYEAH will team up with OTEP and BLOODSIMPLE for the Balls Volume Strength ...

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CIRCUS DIABLO Has No. 1 Music Video On YouTube

According to CIRCUS DIABLO frontman Billy Morrison, the group's "Loaded" video was the number one most watched music video on YouTube yesterday (Sunday, September 16). "Beating out acts like 50 CENT, the video [was] watched over 85,000 times [Sunday]," Morrison said. "A number one video on YouTube. What a great way to end the weekend." ...

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CIRCUS DIABLO: 'Loaded' Video Posted Online

CIRCUS DIABLO's video for the song "Loaded" has been posted on NGTV.com (No Good TV). Watch the clip below. According to a press release, the uncensored version of this video was created specifically for No Good TV. The edit includes content that would not be allowed to air on conventional music video networks. CIRCUS DIABLO ...

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OTEP Signs With KOCH RECORDS

Koch Records has announced a new revenue-sharing, multi-album, worldwide partnership with the Los Angeles-based band OTEP. The first release under this new agreement is the band's much-delayed new full-length album, "The Ascension", due on Tuesday, October 30, 2007. Comments Otep Shamaya, the band's namesake and driving force: "We've been called the renegades of art-rock and ...

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