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KORN Recruits Former SEVENDUST Guitarist

Launch Radio Networks reports: KORN has recruited guitarist Clint Lowery, formerly of SEVENDUST and more recently with DARK NEW DAY, as the band's touring guitarist for 2007. The group had previously enlisted ex-OTEP axeman Rob Patterson for most of its live dates last year, but guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer said it was time to make ...

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OTEP Frontwoman Discusses Making Of 'The Ascension'

OTEP frontwoman Otep Shamaya recently spoke to MTV.com about the recording process for the band's third full-length album, "The Ascension", due on March 20. According to the singer, the material for the CD was written long before the Los Angeles metallers boarded a plane bound for New Orleans — where they'd track the ...

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DIMEBAG Art Tribute To Hit Tampa At The End Of March

"Six-String Masterpieces: The Dimebag Darrell Art Tribute" — the art exhibit of guitars that have been hand-painted, illustrated and sculpted by top rockers and modern artists in tribute to one of the most influential metal guitarists of all-time, "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott of DAMAGEPLAN and PANTERA — will be on display at the the Seminole Hard ...

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OTEP To Release 'The_ Ascension' In March

Capitol recording artist OTEP has the announced the release of the highly anticipated new album, "The_ Ascension", which is slated for unveiling on March 20. Produced by Grammy-winning producer Dave Fortman (EVANESCENCE, MUDVAYNE) and recorded throughout 2006 in New Orleans, the album is the band's fourth label release, following 2004's celebrated "House of Secrets". "Dave ...

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OTEP: New Video Posted Online

OTEP's video for its new song "Ghostflowers" has been posted online at Otep.com (free registration required). The track comes off the group's forthcomng third album, tentatively due in March. The CD was recorded at a New Orleans studio with producer Dave Fortman, known for his work with such bands as MUDVAYNE, EVANESCENCE and ...

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MALAKAI To Release New CD This Month

On November 24, Colorado metallers MALAKAI will release their new CD, "Funerals". The album is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed debut, "Chasing Demons". MALAKAI will be celebrating the occasion by opening for OTEP on December 16 at the Marquis Theater in Denver, Colorado. In the past two years, MALAKAI has toured all over the ...

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OTEP: 'The Ascension Tour' Dates Announced

OTEP has announced the following dates as part of its "The Ascension Tour": Nov. 30 - Philadelphia, PA - North Star Dec. 01 - Manchester, NH - Mark's Place Dec. 02 - Baltimore, MD - Fletchers Dec. 04 - New York, NY - The North Six Dec. 05 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's Dec. 06 ...

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LENNON To Guest On KNAC.COM's 'WildSide' Next Week

Orlando, Florida-based singer-songwriter LENNON (full name: Lennon Murphy), who is currently opening select dates on the AEROSMITH/MÖTLEY CRÜE tour, will be the special guest of Diana DeVille on KNAC.COM's "WildSide" program on Saturday, November 11 at 3:30 p.m. PST. Murphy will be discussing various topics ranging from the aforementioned tour to the release of her ...

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OTEP Using Web Tool To Determine Tour Route

Billboard reports that OTEP is running a promotion to let fans determine eight dates on her upcoming tour using a free service dubbed Demand, from Eventful.com. The Demand tool, which allows fans to request that specific acts perform in their local markets, is added to artists' Web pages such as personal Web sites and MySpace ...

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OTEP: New Album Samples Posted Online

Short audio samples of the songs that are set to appear on OTEP's third album have been posted online at the band's MySpace page. Tentatively due in March, OTEP's new CD was recorded at a New Orleans studio with producer Dave Fortman, known for his work with such bands as MUDVAYNE, EVANESCENCE and ...

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OTEP: Fans Invited To Determine Stops On Band's Tour

Putting the power back into the hands of devout fans, Eventful.com announces the first-ever user-generated tour — letting the fans determine where OTEP (Capitol Records) will perform by using the Eventful Demand feature! Launching Tuesday (Oct. 24), fans from 18 cities will compete against each other for the opportunity to have OTEP perform in their ...

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DIMEBAG's 'Six-String Masterpieces' Tribute Spotlighted In GUITAR PLAYER Magazine

The people behind "Six-String Masterpieces: The Dimebag Darrell Art Tribute" — the art exhibit of guitars that have been hand-painted, illustrated and sculpted by top rockers and modern artists in tribute to one of the most influential metal guitarists of all-time, "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott of DAMAGEPLAN and PANTERA — have issued the following update: "We ...

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OTEP To Unleash New Material At Special L.A. Show

On October 31, OTEP will be destroying L.A.'s Whiskey A Go Go with a very special ritual co-hosted by Juliya and Sanaz. OTEP will be unleashing new songs from their highly anticipated third album and to celebrate this, they will be offering a limited number of "Gen-Isis" tickets before general admission goes on sale this ...

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ALLELE Announces More Tour Dates With 10 YEARS, EVANS BLUE

ALLELE, the new band featuring former OTEP guitarist Lane Maverick, will embark on a month-long tour with 10 YEARS and EVANS BLUE beginning late September. In addition to the 10 YEARS dates, ALLELE has also announced several headlining dates for August and September including shows with RIKETS, SAPPY BELL, and STALEMIND. ALLELE tour dates: Aug. ...

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ALLELE To Tour With 10 YEARS, EVANS BLUE

ALLELE — the new project featuring former COLD guitarist Kelly Hayes and former OTEP guitarist Lane Maverick — will embark on a month-long tour with 10 YEARS and EVANS BLUE beginning late September. The first confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 24 - Hilton Head, SC @ Monkey Business Sep. 26 - Columbia, SC @ ...

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DIMEBAG Tribute Guitar Exhibit Joins OZZFEST

"Six-String Masterpieces: The Dimebag Darrell Art Tribute" will be on display at all remaining Ozzfest dates (except Toronto). This is an art exhibit of guitars that have been hand-painted, illustrated and sculpted by top rockers and modern artists in tribute to the most influential metal guitarist of all-time, Dimebag Darrell Abbott of DAMAGEPLAN and PANTERA. ...

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STONE SOUR To Be Interviewed By IRON MAIDEN Frontman

STONE SOUR interviewed by IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson for this Saturday's (July 8) edition of Bruce's weekly BBC 6 Music radio show, aptly named "Rock Show". Listen to the program live between 9:00 p.m. and midnight (U.K. time) at BBC.co.uk. STONE SOUR's new single, "Through Glass", is available for listening in streaming ...

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ALLELE Part Ways With Singer, Announce Replacement

ALLELE — the new project featuring former COLD guitarist Kelly Hayes and former OTEP guitarist Lane Maverick — have parted ways with vocalist Wally Wood. The band's statement on the matter reads as follows: "OK, so well now I'd imagine everyone pretty much knows what is going on. We would have preferred to make an ...

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