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Guitarist RON JARZOMBEK Issues Update On BLOTTED SCIENCE, WATCHTOWER

Guitarist Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, SPASTIC INK) has posted the following update on the progress of BLOTTED SCIENCE, the instrumental extreme metal project also featuring bassist Alex Webster (CANNIBAL CORPSE) and drummer Charlie Zeleny (BEHOLD... THE ARCTOPUS): "The BLOTTED SCIENCE recordings are coming along great. Alex finished recording all 16 tracks months ago, and as expected ...

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PERRY FARRELL Project Features Guest Appearance By JIM MORRISON

Launch Radio Networks reports: Perry Farrell has enlisted contributions from BLACK-EYED PEAS singer Fergie and members of the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS for his new project, the SATELLITE PARTY, according to MTV.com. The band's debut album, which is due out early next year, includes appearances from CHILI PEPPERS bassist Flea and guitarist John Frusciante, ex-CHILI ...

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FOZZY: Georgia Dates Announced

FOZZY, the band featuring vocalist Chris Jericho (of WWE wrestling fame) and members of STUCK MOJO, has lined up the following dates: Nov. 17 - Soho's - Columbus, GA Nov. 18 - Rick's - Macon, GA FOZZY's third album, "All That Remains", was released in January 2005 via SPV Records. A video for the album's ...

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AS I LAY DYING Announces European Headlining Dates

AS I LAY DYING has added two headlining shows to its upcoming European tour. These will be the only two headlining shows and they will both feature PROTEST THE HERO. The dates are as follows: Nov. 10 - Lingen, Germany @ Alter Schlachthof Nov. 18 - Stoke, UK @ Sugarmill AS I LAY DYING will ...

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NINE INCH NAILS: European Tour Dates Announced

NINE INCH NAILS have announced the following European tour dates: Feb. 10 - Lisbon, Portugal @ Coliseum Feb. 11 - Lisbon, Portugal @ Coliseum Feb. 12 - Lisbon, Portugal @ Coliseum Feb. 14 - Madrid, Spain @ La Riviera Feb. 16 - Bilbao, Spain @ Pabellon De La Casilla Feb. 18 - Barcelona, Spain @ ...

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HAMMERFALL To Host Listening Party In New York City

HAMMERFALL members Oscar Dronjak and Joacim Cans will host a listening party for their new album, "Threshold", at Lit Lounge (93 Second Avenue - between 5th & 6th Streets) in New York City on Monday, October 30. Scheduled for North American release on October 31, "Threshold" will be played in its entirety on the main ...

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TRENT REZNOR Performs First Solo Show At Benefit

Launch Radio Networks reports: NINE INCH NAILS mastermind Trent Reznor played the first solo show of his career on Saturday night (October 21) at Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit outside San Francisco, according to Billboard.com. Reznor was backed only by a four-piece string section as he played subdued versions of NINE INCH NAILS tracks such ...

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EWIGKEIT: Performance Video Posted Online

An ultra-rare performance by English experimental metal project EWIGKEIT, recorded on October 14, 2006, has been posted online at this location. Commented EWIGKEIT mastermind James Fogarty: "EWIGKEIT played its first live studio performance deep in a converted nuclear bunker because due to the themes of the music, we thought it would be the ...

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EXILIA To Release 'Your Rain' Single

Italian female-fronted quartet EXILIA will release a limited-edition single, "Your Rain", in Germany on October 27. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Your Rain 02. Never Again 03. Remind Me 04. Snakes 05. Kill Me EXILIA was recently forced to cancel its European tour due to "a fracture of [singer] Masha's ...

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PEARL JAM Photo Book Now Available

Launch Radio Networks reports: A new book featuring 180 previously unreleased photos of PEARL JAM is now available through the band's web site, according to Billboard.com. The book, called "5x1: Pearl Jam Through the Eye of Lance Mercer", features photos by longtime band friend Lance Mercer, mostly focusing on the first half of the group's ...

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BEHEMOTH Frontman Auctioning Seven-String Axe

BEHEMOTH mainman Negal is auctioning his seven-string Flame "axe" on eBay. The custom-made model was produced by Flame/Mayones in Poland and was originally used during the recordings of BEHEMOTH's last album "Demigod". Commented Nergal: "Since I moved to ESP guitars a while ago, I decided to sell some of the items I'm not using anymore. ...

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Out In the Cold - FROST

Jack Frost's talents are undisputed. His tenure in SEVEN WITCHES and his all-too-brief time in SAVATAGE were proof enough of the man's guitar prowess, and his last solo record, the raucous 2004 outing "Raise Your Fist To Metal", was a fun smorgasbord of different styles and vocalists held together by Frost's tasteful songwriting and skilled ...

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IRON MAIDEN Manager: 'Another Blazing Gig' In Boston

IRON MAIDEN's manager Rod Smallwood has checked in with the Iron Maiden Online Club (the band's official fan club) with another on-the-road update from MAIDEN's current world tour: "Another blazing gig [in Boston, MA]. Audience were fantastic, it was almost like playing at home. l love this show and think it's the best we have ...

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AMORPHIS Guitarists Sing ESP's Praises

AMORPHIS members Tomi Koivusaari and Esa Holopainen have joined the growing ranks of ESP artists. The two guitarists recently received their brand-new Eclipse guitars straight from ESP's custom shop, where the instruments had been built according to their own design and specifications. The endorsement had been initiated by Musamaailma, importer and distributor for ESP in ...

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Internal Revolution - DIECAST

It's hard to really fault DIECAST for anything on their enjoyable new long-player. After all, it's flawlessly executed, tight as all hell, without an ounce of superfluous fat or unnecessary diversions. It's a textbook case of studio perfection, diverse in sound, yet so focused on its target that it's scary. But the target, apparently, is ...

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ENTWINE: 'Surrender' Video Available

Finnish gothic rock sensation ENTWINE has posted the video for its song "Surrender" at this location. The clip was shot with director Markus Nieminen of Routafilmi AB. "Surrender" comes off ENTWINE's fifth studio album, "Fatal Design", which was just released in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Benelux via Century Media Records through a licensing ...

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ENTWINE To Tour Germany With ZERAPHINE

Finnish gothic rock sensation ENTWINE will team up with ZERAPHINE for a German tour in October/November. ENTWINE's current itinerary is shaping up as follows: Sep. 23 - Jyväskylä, FIN @ Lutakko Sep. 29 - Helsinki, FIN @ On The Rocks Oct. 06 - Kalajoki, FIN @ Kultakala Oct. 20 - Kouvola, FIN @ Virtanen Oct. ...

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FEAR FACTORY Guitarist Schedules Australian Clinics, Signing Sessions

FEAR FACTORY heads out on its Australian tour Friday, September 15 starting in Brisbane. With two of the four Australian shows already sold out, FEAR FACTORY guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers will be appearing for clinics and autograph sessions at the following locations: Friday, September 15 Billy Hyde Music Brisbane 07 32524299 174 Barry Parade Fortitude ...

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Holland's METAL AGAINST CANCER Festival: Details Announced

AFTERLIFE, SHREDDED, SYNCARDION, VIOLENT ASSAULT and CEREMONY OF OPPOSITES have been confirmed for the second edition of the Metal Against Cancer festival, which will take place on Saturday, October 7 in Hilvarenbeek, the Netherlands. To generate extra money during this festival, a lottery will be organized. All revenue from the lottery will go to KWF ...

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A Matter of Life and Death - IRON MAIDEN

Seven out of the ten very long, largely interminable tunes on IRON MAIDEN's 14th studio offering start out with either a gentle, low bass line or a softly strummed guitar. There's nothing wrong with either type of intro, but hearing it over and over again starts to make the listener feel like he's hearing the ...

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THE DISTANCE Added To European PERSISTENCE TOUR

THE DISTANCE has been confirmed for the European Persistence Tour, which is scheduled to kick off on November 30. The final lineup is as follows: SICK OF IT ALL MADBALL WALLS OF JERICHO TERROR COMEBACK KID DESTINY THE DISTANCE Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Nov. 30 - Wiesbaden - Schlachthof (Germany) Dec. 01 ...

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VOIVOD Frontman: Guitar Tribute To PIGGY Finds A Home

VOIVOD frontman Denis "Snake" Belanger has issued the following update: "Here's my news: Doing well, relaxing, still doing a lot of interviews. A few weeks ago I went to our hometown Jonquiere to see my parents. While I was there I did a full day of promotion covering the whole Morgoth area Saguenay, Lac St-Jean. ...

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Live Apocalypse - ARCH ENEMY

Bands could learn a thing or two from ARCH ENEMY about releasing a debut DVD. The Swedish metal giants do pretty much everything right on the double-DVD "Live Apocalypse". Diving right in, Disc 1 contains the DVD's main feature, an outstanding live set recorded at the London Forum on December 17th, 2004. The 18-song performance ...

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