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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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ANEW REVOLUTION Signs With KOCH RECORDS

ANEW REVOLUTION, the Austin, Texas-based band featuring former members of SLAVES ON DOPE and UNLOCO, has inked a worldwide deal with Koch Records. Scott Givens, Vice President of Metal for Koch Records, took notice of the quartet's talent, work ethic and grassroots approach. He states, "Having followed the band since their inception, I have watched ...

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OTEP: New 'The_ Ascension' Teaser Clip Posted Online

California-based, female-fronted band OTEP has posted a new video teaser for its forthcoming third album, "The_ Ascension", due later in the year via an as-yet-undisclosed label. Watch the clip below. OTEP recently parted ways with Capitol Records — which released the group's first two albums — following the announcement that Capitol and Virgin Records were ...

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OTEP Frontwoman: 'I've Never Been More Excited About The Future'

California-based, female-fronted band OTEP recently confirmed that it has worked out a split with Capitol Records — which released the group's first two albums — and is shopping around for a new label to issue the band's long-completed third offering, "The Ascension". The CD was recorded in New Orleans over the course of several months ...

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OTEP: New Live Footage Available

Capital Chaos TV has posted a video clip of OTEP's June 7, 2007 performance at Fat Cat in Modesto, California. Watch it below. OTEP bassist Jason "Evil J" McGuire revealed during a recent interview that the band has worked out a split with Capitol Records and is shopping around for a new label. OTEP has ...

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INVITRO: Live Footage Posted Online

Capital Chaos TV has posted a video clip of INVITRO's June 7, 2007 performance at Fat Cats in Modesto, California. Watch it at YouTube. As previously reported, a video interview with INVITRO, conducted by Possum of Altitude TV's "Metalogy 101", has been posted at YouTube. Former SNOT/SOULFLY guitarist Mikey Doling and ...

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INVITRO: Video Interview Available

A video interview with INVITRO, conducted by Possum of Altitude TV's "Metalogy 101", has been posted at YouTube. Former SNOT/SOULFLY guitarist Mikey Doling and his INVITRO bandmates discuss forming their own label with NFL superstar Kyle Turley, playing with HELLYEAH and STATIC-X, and whether OTEP is really cool behind the scenes. Also Mikey ...

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KORN Session Guitarist CLINT LOWERY Arrested In Slovakia

KORN backing/session guitarist Clint Lowery was arrested on Thursday (July 5) at the Hodokvas festival in Piestany, Slovakia, according to a posting on the festival's web site. Clint was released from police custody at 12:30 p.m. local time (11:30 GMT) on Thursday after he was temporarily detained following a "wild drunken night" at the festival ...

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HEMLOCK Signs With CANDLELIGHT RECORDS

Candlelight Records has announced the signing of Las Vegas' HEMLOCK. According to a press release, "HEMLOCK has already established itself as a hard-working, touring act with a loyal and expanding fan base. The 'LOCK continues setting an example to bands to work hard towards their goals and not wait around for a handout from the ...

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RESISTANCE Finishes Mixing New Album

Los Angeles-based metal band RESISTANCE has finished mixing its second release for Lion Music, entitled "Patents of Control". "The entire album sounds killer and we are all very happy with the outcome," the group writes on its web site. "Neil Kernon [NEVERMORE, DEICIDE, CANNIBAL CORPSE] has done an outstanding job of bringing all of the ...

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AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE Rejoined By Guitarist KARMA CHEEMA

Guitarist Karma Cheema has reportedly rejoined AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE and is currently touring with the band in support of its "Can't Stop the Machine" CD/DVD. Cheema was most recently a member of OTEP, with whom he recorded the group's third full-length album, "The Ascension", due later in the year. Released on April 3 via Nitrus ...

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OTEP: Another New Song Posted Online

California's OTEP has posted another new track, entitled "March of the Martyrs", on its MySpace page. The song comes off the group's long-awaited third full-length album, "The Ascension", due later in the year. The CD was recorded in New Orleans over the course of several months with Grammy-winning producer Dave Fortman (EVANESCENCE, MUDVAYNE). ...

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INVITRO 'Explodes' At Radio With 'When I Was A Planet'

INVITRO, the California-based band featuring ex-SNOT/SOULFLY guitarist Mikey Doling, has exploded at radio with its debut album, "When I Was A Planet", charting at No. 2 most added for FMQB and CMJ at #5. Since then the group has shot up the charts to #33 on the FMQB Top 100 and debuted at #48 in ...

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ZAKK WYLDE To Perform At DIMEBAG Hollywood's RockWalk Induction

May 17, 2007 marks the day of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott's induction into Hollywood's RockWalk, the only sidewalk gallery dedicated to honoring those artists who have made a significant impact and lasting contribution to the growth and evolution of rock 'n' roll. A bronze bust of Abbott will be unveiled during the ceremony and later installed ...

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INVITRO To Support STATIC-X; Album Release Date Announced

INVITRO, the California-based band featuring ex-SNOT/SOULFLY guitarist Mikey Doling, has been added as the support act on a number of upcoming dates on the STATIC-X/OTEP tour. "We rocked 57 shows with my best brothers from my SNOT days and with Sonny Mayo in SEVENDUST now so it's been an awesome experience for everyone," says Invitro ...

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SLIPKNOT Slip One By Fans

Director Thomas Mignone, known for his groundbreaking video work in the metal world (SEPULTURA, SLIPKNOT, MEGADETH, MUDVAYNE, CRADLE OF FILTH, SYSTEM OF A DOWN) recently told E.S. Day of Abort Magazine that the members of SLIPKNOT have many times gone before their audience without their trademark adornments and remained virtually unrecognized. Says Mignone, "I can't ...

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OTEP: Director Comments On 'Crooked Spoons' Video

Video director Thomas Mignone, known for award-winning direction on videos from MUDVAYNE and SUPERJOINT RITUAL, has shot the new video for OTEP's "Crooked Spoons". The band's live performance was captured in Santa Ana during its current tour with STATIC-X and the conceptual imagery is said to be "in the surrealistic style of classic Fellini films." ...

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VINNIE PAUL, KERRY KING, SCOTT IAN To Perform At LITTLE KIDS ROCK Benefit Concert

Little Kids Rock (LKR), an innovative non-profit music education program that provides free instruments and rock 'n' roll lessons to public schools, celebrated March's "Music in Our Schools" month by announcing today that it will be the sole beneficiary of the Six-String Masterpieces memorial tribute, auction and benefit concert honoring the late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" ...

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