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BELIEVER Making 'Slow' Progress On New Material

BELIEVER/FOUNTAIN OF TEARS drummer Joey Daub has posted the following message on his official web site: "I've been busy laying out the playlist for the FOUNTAIN OF TEARS disc. We are planning for an early 2006 independent release, even though we’re still shopping it around. The disc will be titled 'Fate', and up to this ...

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SLIPKNOT's CLOWN: 'I Have A Feeling We Could Win A GRAMMY This Year'

SLIPKNOT members Shawn "Clown" Crahan (percussion) and Jim Root (guitar) spoke to The Des Moines Register about being nominated for a Grammy for the sixth consecutive year. The single "Before I Forget" from the band's third album, "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)", was nominated for Best Metal Performance alongside songs by MINISTRY, MUDVAYNE, RAMMSTEIN and ...

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ZAKK WYLDE To Be Inducted Into HOLLYWOOD'S ROCKWALK

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY/OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Zakk Wylde will be inducted into Guitar Center's Hollywood's RockWalk, located at 7425 Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, CA, on Tuesday, January 27, 2006 at noon. This event is FREE and open to the public. Wylde has played a significant role in the solo career of BLACK SABBATH frontman Ozzy Osbourne, ...

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CHIMAIRA To Release Special-Edition Version Of Their Self-Titled Opus

On January 10, 2006, CHIMAIRA will release a special, limited edition, two-disc version of their critically acclaimed, self-titled third album. Featuring the full-length album, seven live songs and two previously unreleased tracks, the special edition of "Chimaira" will be packaged in an all-black, glossy jewel case. The follow-up to 2003's "Impossibility of Reason", the original ...

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ROTTING CORPSE 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 mainman John Perez and former DEATH touring guitarist/roadie Walter Trachsler, will guest on KNON 89.3 Hard Time Radio with Thrashin' Alan at 9:00 p.m. CST tonight, Thursday, December 1, 2005. Trachsler, bassist Steve Murphy, guitarist Luke Brewer and original vocalist ...

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BEN JACKSON GROUP Schedule Florida Date

BEN JACKSON GROUP, the Florida-based hard rock band featuring former CRIMSON GLORY/PARISH guitarist Ben Jackson on guitar/vocals, will be performing live at Rockerfella's in Bradenton, Florida on Friday, December 10. Opening acts will be MILKA and DRAGON FLY RIPPLE. As previously reported, BEN JACKSON GROUP have uploaded two previously unreleased acoustic tracks that were originally ...

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OSI Tracking Guitars, Vocals; Mixing To Take Place In January

OSI (OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE), the project featuring FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore and DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, have posted the following message on their official web site: "Jim, Kevin and Mike were at Carriage House Studios in Connecticut on November 18-20 tracking drums for the forthcoming OSI album. ...

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DREAM THEATER Drummer Schedules Sanitago Signing Session

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy will take part in a signing session in Santiago, Chile on Saturday, December 6. The location details are as follows: Avda. Lib. B. O'Higgins 142 Locales 156 Santiago, Chile As previously reported, Portnoy was scheduled to enter the studio last weekend to record the drums for the second OSI (OFFICE ...

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CENTURY MEDIA Artists' Thanksgiving Traditions

Ready to carve their turkeys, watch the big game, and celebrate the season, North American Century Media artists have checked in with what they are doing for this week's holiday: IMPALED's Ross Sewage reminded us of heritage. "This Thanksgiving, I'm going to sneak into unwary white people's houses and scalp them in honor of my ...

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DREAM THEATER's PORTNOY Lays Down Drums For New OSI Album

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy entered the studio this past weekend to record the drums for the second OSI (OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE) album, tentatively due in early 2006 via InsideOut Music. "Initially I wasn't going to partake in the album and had passed on the offer, but I guess the moral of the story ...

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SILENCER Announce New Bassist

Colorado metallers SILENCER have announced the addition of bassist Brandon West to the group's ranks. "Brandon has quickly learned new album material and select back catalogue crushers in time kick off the 'Death of Awe' touring cycle with us," the band write on their web site. "His hungry attitude and resilient neck joint fit in ...

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YAKUZA: Release Date Set For 'Samsara'

Prosthetic Records has set a March 7, 2006 release date for the new album from the Chicago-based experimental jazz/metal quartet YAKUZA, entitled "Samsara". "Samsara" was self-financed, then shopped around to various labels in search of a partnership with a company that fully understood YAKUZA's foresight. "Samsara" was recorded by Matt Bayles (ISIS, BOTCH) at Volume ...

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UFO Keyboardist Comments On Return Of Drummer ANDY PARKER

UFO keyboardist Paul Raymond has posted the following message on his official web site: "I'm really delighted that [drummer] Andy Parker is coming back on board. I heard it through the grapevine that his personal circumstances had changed recently and, although he had previously been unable to take up the UFO drum stool due to ...

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PRIMER BLACK Release Debut Single

PRIMER BLACK, the new band featuring Ron Kachnic (guitar; MALIGNANCY, MORTICIAN), Desmond Tolhurst (guitar; MALIGNANCY, MORTICIAN, HEAD TRAUMA), Shane Tierney (vocals; LEVIATHAN), Art Micewicz (bass; DIRTY BROWN EYE) and Jim Horan (drums; DIRTY BROWN EYE), have released their debut two-track single, entitled "Blood on the Headlights", on CD and seven-inch vinyl format via Seventh Level ...

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BEYOND FEAR Putting Finishing Touches On Debut Album

BEYOND FEAR members Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals; ICED EARTH, ex-JUDAS PRIEST) and John Comprix (guitar; SPAWN, 13 FACES) will be traveling to Florida next week to put the finishing touches on the band's debut album, tentatively due in early 2006 via SPV Records. The final recording and mixing sessions will take place at the legendary ...

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SLIPKNOT: New York City, Lewiston Shows Cancelled

Roadrunner Records has issued the following statement: "Due to Shawn 'Clown' Crahan's father passing away, SLIPKNOT has been forced to postpone its Philadelphia, PA (Oct. 27 and Oct. 28) and cancel its New York, NY (Oct. 30, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1) and Lewiston, ME (Nov. 3) shows on its 'Final Volume' tour. The Philadelphia ...

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