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MESHUGGAH: New Album To Surface In October?

According to the German metal magazine Rock Hard, Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH have set an October 11 release date through Nuclear Blast Records for their new album, tentatively entitled "Catch 33". MESHUGGAH, who recently re-signed with Nuclear Blast after their previous contract with the label expired, are expected to release a one-song EP (clocking ...

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MESHUGGAH Confirmed For Finland's PROVINSSIROCK Festival

Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH have been confirmed for this year's Provinssirock festival, a three-day event set to take place June 18-20 in Seinäjoki, Finland. MESHUGGAH will perform on Saturday, June 19 alongside HYPOCRISY and DIABLO. Other bands scheduled to appear at the festival include H.I.M., EXODUS, TESTAMENT, THE HIVES, TIIMO RAUTIAINEN & TRIO NISKALAUKAUS, ...

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MESHUGGAH Launch T-Shirt Contest

Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH are inviting their artistically-inclined fans to design a new t-shirt for the group. [Vocalist] Jens [Kidman] (or somebody) will judge it and declare a winner," the group's webmaster writes in MESHUGGAH's official forum. "If the winning one is good enough it may be considered for a 'real' honest-to-God ...

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MESHUGGAH Name New Album

Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH have set "Catch 33" as the title of their new full-length album, tentatively due this fall as part of a new recording agreement with Nuclear Blast Records (as first reported here yesterday). MESHUGGAH's last album under their previous contract with Nuclear Blast was 2002's "Nothing". It is not presently clear ...

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MESHUGGAH: New Full-Length Album To Surface Through NUCLEAR BLAST

Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH have reportedly negotiated a new deal with Nuclear Blast Records and will release their next full-length album through the label. As previously reported, MESHUGGAH's last album under their previous agreement with Nuclear Blast was 2002's "Nothing". MESHUGGAH recently entered the studio to begin recording their much-anticipated new EP, tentatively due ...

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MESHUGGAH Split With Bassist, Announce Replacement

Swedish experimental extreme metal band MESHUGGAH have parted ways with bassist Gustaf Hielm and have replaced him with Dick Löwgren (ex-IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY). "I'm saddened that they don't want me in there anymore but this is the second time I'm asked to leave so I can handle it by now," Gustaf said in a ...

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MESHUGGAH Enter Studio To Record New EP

Swedish experimental extreme metal band MESHUGGAH have entered the studio to begin recording their much-anticipated new EP, tentatively due late spring through Fractured Transmitter Records, the label formed by MUSHROOMHEAD vocalist Jason Mann. The one-song disc, which will reportedly clock in at over 20 minutes, is being recorded at the Swedish studio jointly owned by ...

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DOPE, 40 BELOW SUMMER Postpone San Francisco Show

DOPE and 40 BELOW SUMMER were forced to postpone Thursday night's (Jan. 22) scheduled show in San Francisco, Ca. "due to circumstances beyond their control,' according to a posting on DOPE's web site. "The bands' tour bus suffered from mechanical failures, leaving the bands stranded on the way from Portland to San Francisco. MUSHROOMHEAD [were ...

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DOPE Postpone More Shows

DOPE have been forced to postpone three more shows as a result of their tour bus breaking down. As previously reported on the group's official web site, "the band's tour bus, en route from North Carolina to pick them up, suffered from mechanical failures, leaving the band stranded at home in Chicago until a replacement ...

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DOPE Postpone Shows After Tour Bus Breaks Down

DOPE have been forced to postpone tonight's show in Columbus, OH and tomorrow's show in Fayetteville, NC due to "circumstances beyond their control." According to a posting on the group's official web site, "the band's tour bus, en route from North Carolina to pick them up, suffered from mechanical failures, leaving the band stranded at ...

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MOTOGRATER Tour Cancelled

According to MOTOGRATER's official newsletter, the group's previously announced U.S. tour dates have been cancelled. The reasons for the cancellation, according to the newsletter, are as follows: #1. "The rest of the tour dates had not been confirmed yet, leaving us with less than two weeks to have the tickets on sale and do promotion. ...

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DOPE Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Temporary Replacement

DOPE bassist Sloane "Mosey" Jentry has left the band only five days before the start of the group's eight-week national tour, according to a posting on the band's official web site. "[Mosey] has decided to retire from the music business in search of a more normal, stable life in conjunction with his fiery, monogamous romance ...

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CORETEZ Reveal Band Lineup For Long Island Gig

CORETEZ, the new group featuring former ILL NINO members Roger Vasquez (vocals) and Marc Rizzo (guitar, also in SOULFLY), have announced their band lineup for the group's live debut, which is scheduled to take place on November 13 at The Downtown Farmingdale, New York. Also performing on the bill will be BLOODSIMPLE (featuring VISION OF ...

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MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD To Appear On THE MELVINS Tribute CD

MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, HIGH ON FIRE and DOG FASHION DISCO are among the artists confirmed to appear on an upcoming tribute CD to THE MELVINS. Titled "We Reach: The Music Of The Melvins", the album will be the second release through Fractured Transmitter Records, the label formed by MUSHROOMHEAD vocalist Jason ...

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GOD FORBID Get 'Heavier And More Melodic' On Upcoming CD

The New Jersey-based quintet GOD FORBID have completed work on their new album, "Gone Forever", tentatively due in March 2004 through Century Media Records. "Gone Forever" was recorded at Trax East Studios by Eric Rachel (ATREYU, E.TOWN CONCRETE, EVERY TIME I DIE) and was mixed by acclaimed producer Colin Richardson (MACHINE HEAD, CHIMAIRA, FEAR FACTORY). ...

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FEAR FACTORY To Contribute New Song To 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' Soundtrack

More information has surfaced about "Archetype", FEAR FACTORY's contribution to the forthcoming "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" soundtrack, due on November 4 through Nitrus Records. The track, which was composed by the group's bassist-turned-guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers and drummer Raymond Herrera and features lyrics written by frontman Burton C. Bell, was self-produced at the band's own recording ...

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GOD FORBID To Support MUSHROOMHEAD

New Jersey thrash quintet GOD FORBID will be main support on the following MUSHROOMHEAD dates: Oct. 29 - St. Louis, MO @ Pops Oct. 30 - TBA Oct. 31 - Cleveland, OH @ The Phantasy Nov. 01 - Cleveland, OH @ The Phantasy Nov. 02 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room Nov. 03 - ...

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MESHUGGAH Speak Out On Label Situation, Upcoming EP

Swedish experimental extreme metal band MESHUGGAH have posted the following update on their official web site: What's up guys!? Thought we should post a 'little something' regarding these darn label rumors. We're releasing a 'one-off' thing on a small label called Fractured Transmitter Records. "The label is owned by Jason Mann of MUSHROOMHEAD — we're ...

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PANTERA, FEAR FACTORY, STATIC-X Among Artists Featured On 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' Soundtrack

PANTERA, FEAR FACTORY, STATIC-X and SOIL are among the artists featured on "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Album", the soundtrack to the upcoming remake of the classic '70s horror flick. Based loosely on true events that inspired the original "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre", the new film centers around a group of friends whose free-spirited roadtrip ...

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MESHUGGAH To Release New Music In The Spring

Swedish experimental extreme metal band MESHUGGAH will issue a new EP in the spring through Fractured Transmitter Records, the label formed by MUSHROOMHEAD vocalist Jason Mann. The one-song disc will reportedly clock in at over 20 minutes and will "bring the world of extreme music to its knees," according to a posting on the record ...

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MESHUGGAH Singer Guests On New MUSHROOMHEAD Album

MESHUGGAH vocalist Jens Kidman has recorded a guest appearance on MUSHROOMHEAD's forthcoming CD, "XIII", due on October 14 through Universal Records. Kidman reportedly shares lead vocal duties with MUSHROOMHEAD frontman Jason Mann in the track "The Dream Is Over". As previously reported, MESHUGGAH have started writing material for the follow-up to last year's "Nothing", ...

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40 BELOW SUMMER Sign Deal With ROADRUNNER RECORDS U.K.

New Jersey's 40 BELOW SUMMER have inked a deal with Roadrunner Records U.K. for the release of their sophomore album, "The Mourning After". The follow-up to 2001's "Invitation To The Dance" will be released on October 27 through Roadrunner and one day later in the U.S. through Razor & Tie Records. A video for the ...

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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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