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ARMORED SAINT Announce European Mini-Tour

"First off, in mid-January I was called to play some bass parts (from my buddy Jim Matheos of FATES WARNING) for the follow-up OSI record, tentatively titled 'Free'. For those of you who don't know who OSI is, shame on you! OSI is the project band from Jim Matheos (guitar, FATES WARNING), Kevin Moore (keys, ...

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SLIPKNOT: GRAMMY Win Bittersweet For Percussionist CLOWN

Launch Radio Networks reports: SLIPKNOT capped off an amazing two years on Wednesday night (February 8) by winning its first Grammy Award, in the category of "Best Metal Performance", for "Before I Forget" from 2004's "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)". The win was also bittersweet for SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan, who choked up as ...

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OSI Featuring FATES WARNING, DREAM THEATER Members: New CD Title, Track Listing Revealed

OSI (OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE), the project featuring FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore, DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy and FATES WARNING/ARMORED SAINT bassist Joey Vera, have set "Free" as the tentative title of their sophomore album, due in Germany on March 31 via InsideOut Music. The drums for "Free" were ...

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YAKUZA: Tour Dates Announced

Prog-minded, jazz-inspired Chicago act YAKUZA is gearing up for the March 21 release of "Samsara", the band's Prosthetic Records debut, with a run of dates alongside Metal Blade's equally prog-minded 3. The shows are set to kick off in the Midwest and run through the South and Southwest. "Happy to get out on the road ...

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DEICIDE Announce European Festival Appearances

DEICIDE have been confirmed to appear at the following festivals this summer as part of a lengthy European tour that is due to kick off mid-June: Jun. 17 - Dornbirn, AUT @ Metalliga Open Air Jun. 23 - Clisson, FRA @ Hell Fest Jun. 24 - Dessel, BEL @ Graspop Jun. 30 - Leipzig, GER ...

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RUSH Guitarist, VOIVOD Drummer To Guest On JOHN KASTNER's Solo Debut

RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson and VOIVOD drummer Michel "Away" Langevin are among the impressive cast of musicians contributing to the solo debut from John Kastner (ASEXUALS, DOUGHBOYS, ALL SYSTEMS GO!), entitled "Have You Seen Lucky". The album, scheduled to be released in late spring, boasts additional guest appearances by Lee Ving (FEAR), Jim Cuddy (BLUE ...

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SLIPKNOT Win GRAMMY Award For 'Best Metal Performance'

SLIPKNOT were honored with a Grammy in the "Best Metal Performance" category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 48th annual Grammy Awards, which are being held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday night (Feb. 8). The Iowa-based band, who were nominated for the sixth consecutive year, won for their single "Before I Forget", ...

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Label: No Plans To Re-Release SLIPKNOT's Debut Album

Contrary to a recent report published on a SLIPKNOT fan site, Roadrunner Records have NO plans to reissue the band's self-titled debut album from 1999 in an expanded double-disc edition, a Roadrunner representative has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Although there were discussions at one point about possibily re-releasing the disc with bonus tracks, those plans have since ...

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SLIPKNOT's JORDISON Comments On MINISTRY Session-Drummer Gig

Launch Radio Networks reports: SLIPKNOT's Joey Jordison has been confirmed as the drummer for the touring lineup of MINISTRY, which will kick off a 60-date North American trek on May 6. It has been rumored for months that Jordison would take advantage of his time off this year to play with the industrial pioneers. Jordison ...

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BEYOND FEAR To Open For ANTHRAX On European Tour

BEYOND FEAR, the new band featuring former JUDAS PRIEST and current ICED EARTH frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens, have been confirmed as the opening act for ANTHRAX on their upcoming European headlining tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 08 - Sheffield, UK - Corperation Apr. 09 - Wolverhampton, UK - Wolfrun Hall Apr. 10 - ...

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PHARAOH: New Songs Available For Download

PHARAOH, the Pennsylvania-based heavy metal band featuring vocalist Tim Aymar (CONTROL DENIED), have uploaded two full songs from their upcoming second album, "The Longest Night", due on February 21 via Cruz del Sur Music. Check out the songs "Fighting" and "Up the Gates" at SolarFlight.net. Pre-orders for "The Longest Night" are now being ...

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JIMI HENDRIX Signature Amp Launched Via MARSHALL

According to Sonic State, Marshall Amplification have announced a limited-edition, handwired Jimi Hendrix Signature 100 Watt Stack (photo) in close close conjunction with Experience Hendrix, the family company established by James Al Hendrix, the late father of the legendary guitarist, and after many months of painstaking research. Not only is this ...

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THE CULT: Las Vegas Date Announced

A Las Vegas date has been announced for THE CULT's upcoming U.S. tour. The group's schedule is now shaping up as follows: Mar. 01 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore Mar. 03 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Mar. 04 - San Diego, CA @ House ...

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THE CULT Guitarist Confirms Reunion Tour: Video Available

THE CULT guitarist Billy Duffy has confirmed the group's plans to embark on a U.S. tour beginning on March 1 at The Fillmore in San Francisco, California. In a video statement posted at the official web site of former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison, Duffy states that he "got a little emotional" when he ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMY: 'Damage Case' Anthology Due Next Month

Sanctuary Records has set a February 6 release date for "Damage Case: The Lemmy Anthology", a unique career overview of the MOTÖRHEAD mainman Ian Fraser Kilmister — otherwise known as Lemmy. The two-CD compilation pulls together a wild and oft-unlikely range of tracks from right across his recording pantheon, kicking off in the '60s with ...

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Former CIRCLE II CIRCLE Guitarist Joins Forces With Ex-MONARCH Singer

Vocalist Jim Dorian (ex-MONARCH, ANOMALY) and guitarist Tom McDyne (ex-SHUT, CIRCLE II CIRCLE) have joined forces in a new project called DORIAN. They have started laying down pre-production tracks at Shut Up Studios in Clearwater, Florida and plan to enter the world-renowned Morrisound Recording Studio in Tampa to begin recording a "heavy-yet-melodic" EP, tentatively due ...

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TEER Announce New Vocalist

Powerhouse vocalist David McBee will be joining the Tampa, Florida hard rock band TEER. McBee recently completed a successful audition for TEER and producer Jim Morris (DIXIE DREGS, SAIGON KICK, SAVATAGE, THIRD EYE BLIND). Shortly thereafter, TEER band members made a formal offer to McBee and invited him to become their new vocalist. "I am ...

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ROTTING CORPSE And SOLITUDE AETURNUS To Guest On KNON 89.3 HARD TIME RADIO

Members of reunited ‘80s Texas-based thrash band ROTTING CORPSE (whose original lineup included SOLITUDE AETURNUS founder John Perez and former DEATH touring guitarist/roadie Walter Trachsler) and SOLITUDE AETURNUS will be on KNON 89.3 Hard Time Radio with Thrashin' Alan between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. CST tonight, Thursday, January 19. ROTTING CORPSE bassist Steve Murphy, ...

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DEICIDE: New Demo Track Posted Online

A demo version of a new DEICIDE track has been posted online at this location. The song will be included on the band's upcoming album, "The Stench of Redemption", tentatively due in May via Earache Records. A full European tour is currently being booked to follow the release. "The Stench of Redemption" will ...

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