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THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN: 'Summer Tour Webisode 3' Available

New Jersey "mathcore" band THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN has posted its "summer tour webisode 3" featuring footage from the Frankfurt, Germany airport and the group's July 25, 2008 appearance at the Wakestock in Toronto, Canada. Watch the four-and-a-half-minute clip below. Fresh off the 2008 Warped Tour, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN is currently on the road ...

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METALLICA, SLAYER, ALICE IN CHAINS, ANTHRAX Members Confirmed For OZZFEST's DIMEBAG Tribute

Hard-rocking music fans headed to this year's Ozzfest will experience a special one-time only all-star tribute to fallen PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist and Texas native "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott as part of the Saturday, August 9 one-day stadium spectacular at Dallas' Pizza Hut Park. The tribute to "Dimebag" Darrell will feature Abbott's brother, Vinnie Paul (acting as musical ...

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HEARSE Signs With VIC RECORDS

HEARSE, the Swedish "death 'n' roll" band featuring former ARCH ENEMY singer Johan Liiva and ex-FURBOWL drummer Max Thornell, has inked a deal with Vic Records. Commented Max: "It feels just great! Vic is a cool label and there are a lot of cool bands on the label. Getting mails from the label boss saying ...

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DESOLATE WAYS Begins Recording Third Album

Brazilian gothic/doom metal band DESOLATE WAYS has entered Nitro Sound Solutions studio with producer Roger Fingle (vocalist and multi-instrumentist of BLOOD TEARS and SEDUCED BY SUICIDE) to begin recording its third album for a late 2008 release. A studio diary has been launched on the group's official web site. Commented vocalist Max Lima: ...

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SEPULTURA In Cuba: CNN Report Available

Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA performed in front of an estimated 60,000 people in Havana, Cuba on Saturday, July 19. A CNN report on this historic appearance can be viewed at this location. "It's an honor to be in this country, and to have the opportunity to perform at the Tribuna Antiimperialista," SEPULTURA guitaristAndreas Kisser ...

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ACHERON Signs With DISPLEASED RECORDS

U.S. "militant black/death metal" act ACHERON has inked a deal with Displeased Records. The group will enter the studio later in the year to begin recording its new album, "The Final Conflict: Last Days of God", for an early 2009 release. ACHERON's 2008 demo, "Satanic Supremacy", is available for streaming on the band's

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DEVILDRIVER Drummer's OZZFEST No-Show Explained

BLABBERMOUTH.NET has received word from DEVILDRIVER's management that drummer John Boecklin will sit out the band's appearance at the one-day Ozzfest in early August due to the fact that he is getting married the next day. Filling in for Boecklin at Ozzfest will be DAATH's Kevin Talley, who has previously recorded and/or toured with DYING ...

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DEVILDRIVER Hires DAATH's KEVIN TALLEY For OZZFEST

DEVILDRIVER, the Santa Barbara, California-baed band led by former COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, has issued the following update: "An experienced touring and session drummer in the metal scene, Kevin Talley will be joining us for Ozzfest. Talley recently finished a new record with his current band DAATH, due out this fall. He has recorded ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist Checks In

JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Glenn Tipton has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Well, we've finished the first leg of the PRIEST tour in Europe and had a fantastic reaction from everywhere starting in Helsinki and finishing in Istanbul. We played countries that we have never been to before such as Romania ...

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HEARSE: New Album Update

HEARSE, the Swedish "death 'n' roll" band featuring former ARCH ENEMY singer Johan Liiva and ex-FURBOWL drummer Max Thornell, has issued the following update: "Album No. 5 is very much in the making right now. The drums were re-recorded in The Black Chapel in March (first recording got fucked-up) and guitars and bass have been ...

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DESPISED ICON: New Video Interview Available

Meredith of Vlazemetal.com conducted an interview with vocalist Alexandre Erian and guitarist Al Glassman of the Montreal-based deathcore act DESPISED ICON prior to the band's July 11, 2008 appearance at the House of Blues in Hollywood, California as part of the Summer Slaughter tour. Watch the chat in two parts below. DESPISED ICON ...

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CAVALERA CONSPIRACY: Video Interview Available

Scuzz TV conducted an interview with Max Cavalera and Igor Cavalera of CAVALERA CONSPIRACY at this year's Download festival, which was held June 13-15 at Donington Park, Leicestershire, UK. Watch the chat in two parts below. CAVALERA CONSPIRACY recently tapped Johny Chow (a.k.a. John Mark Bechtel; FIREBALL MINISTRY, SOULS OF WE, ex-SYSTEMATIC, MY RUIN) to ...

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AGONY: New Album To Be Produced By LOGAN MADER

Colombian metal act AGONY will enter the studio on August 14 with producer Logan Mader (former member of MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY who has produced CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, GOJIRA, DIVINE HERESY, ASESINO) to begin recording its first album in seven years. The follow-up to 2002's "Reborn" will be released in the spring of 2009. AGONY is: Cesar Botero ...

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IGOR CAVALERA: 'I Don't Need' A SEPULTURA Reunion

Metalhead TV conducted an interview with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY/ex-SEPULTURA drummer Igor Cavalera at this year's Hellfest, which was held June 20-22, 2008 in Clisson, France. Watch the seven-minute chat below. When asked for his thoughts on his brother Max's recent statements in the press that he would like to take part in a SEPULTURA ...

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IN FLAMES: Milan Concert Cancelled

Italian news blog Musica Metal reports that Swedish metallers IN FLAMES were forced to cancel tonight's (Saturday, July 12) headlining appearance at the Evolution Festival after a 10-minute hailstorm hit the open-air Idroscalo arena in Milan, Italy (see video below). The band and its crew did their best to keep the show from ...

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KATAKLYSM Re-Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Canadian extreme metallers KATAKLYSM have re-signed with Nuclear Blast Records. This isn't the first time the band has re-signed to the label either but actually the fourth time; a first in the history of the label. It is a partnership that has thrived for the past 15 years and has produced such classics as "Temple ...

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