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OTEP: Fretless Bass Guitar Stolen

A fretless Carvin bass belonging to Evil J of OTEP was stolen after the February 1 stop of the "Alliance of Defiance" tour in Boise, Idaho. It's a Carvin LB70 bass, koa body, with no fret markings on the fingerboard. The bass, which is used live during the song "My Confession", is said to be ...

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ALLELE Sign With CORPORATE PUNISHMENT RECORDS

ALLELE, the Jacksonville, Florida-based band featuring founding member of COLD, Kelly Hayes, and former OTEP guitarist Lane Maverick, have inked a deal with Corporate Punishment Records. The group will release their debut album later this year. For more information on ALLELE, visit the group's official web site. ...

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OTEP Introduce New Guitarist

OTEP have announced the addition of guitarist Scotty CH, formerly of the band MTF, to the group's ranks. In a message posted on the group's official web site, Scotty writes, "To OTEP, after several months of blistering work, I want to thank you for making me who I am today. It is an honor to ...

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HED P.E.: Tour Dates Announced

HED P.E. will hit the road later this month in support of their new album, "Only in Amerika", which is scheduled for release on February 22 via Koch Records. HED P.E. recently re-tooled its line-up to consist of band leader/vocalist Jahred (vocals), Jaxon (guitar), Mark (bass), Moke (formerly of OTEP, drums) and DJ Product 1969© ...

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BLOODSIMPLE To Tour With OTEP, AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE

BLOODSIMPLE, the New York-based band featuring former members of VISION OF DISORDER, DOWNSET and MEDICATION, will be teaming up with OTEP, AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE and CANDIRIA for the "Alliance of Defiance" tour beginning in late February. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Feb. 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero Feb. 20 - Sayreville, NJ ...

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LUPARA Announce Concert Dates

LUPARA, the Illinois-based band featuring former BROKEN HOPE guitarist Jeremy Wagner, have lined up the following dates during the coming weeks: Jan. 29 - The Big Horse Lounge – Chicago, IL Feb. 04 - J.J. Kelley's – Lansing, IL Feb. 08 - The Rave – Milwaukee, WI (w/ OTEP, AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE) Feb. 19 - ...

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AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE, OTEP, CANDIRIA To Team Up For U.S. Tour

AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE have confirmed a 2005 tour with OTEP, CANDIRIA, and THE AUTUMN OFFERING. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. In addition, AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE will be playing a hometown show at First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN, on December 28. AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE's new album, "The Feeding", is scheduled for release on ...

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CRISIS: 'Signatures Of Survival' DVD Due In The Spring

CRISIS are putting the finishing touches on their upcoming DVD, "Signatures of Survival". Due to be released in the spring, "Signatures of Survival" was assembled from live footage and interviews from 1993 to the present sent in by fans. Editing duties were handled by Dominic Garza. As previously reported, CRISIS' video for the track "Waking ...

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CRISIS Complete Work On 'Waking The Dead' Video

According to a posting on the group's web site, CRISIS' video for the track "Waking the Dead" is being serviced to various video outlets this week. "Waking the Dead" is the second video off the group's latest album, "Like Sheep Led To Slaughter", which came out in May through The End/Children Of Rage Records. CRISIS' ...

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(HED) PE Change Title Of New Album

(HED) PE have changed the projected title of their new CD to "Only In America" (a.k.a. "O.I.A.") from the previously announced "Raise Hell". The album is still slated to drop February 22, 2005 via KOCH Records. (HED) PE's re-tooled line-up is currently comprised of band leader/vocalist Jahred (vocals), Jackson (guitar), Mawk (bass), Moke (formerly of ...

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KITTIE Frontwoman: 'Our Albums Speak For Themselves'

The Western Courier's "The Edge" recently spoke with KITTIE frontwoman Morgan Lander about the band's "Metal Movement Tour", its origins, and the current state of heavy metal. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Edge: You guys are on the "Metal Movement" tour right now with OTEP and CRISIS. How did the idea for this tour ...

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CRISIS Looking For New Drummer

CRISIS have announced that they will be looking for a new drummer following the completion of their national tour with KITTIE and OTEP. The band are currently utilizing the services of original member Fred Waring III after previous drummer, Josh Florian, "busted his appendix" late last month and was unable to join the group on ...

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CRISIS Urgently Seek Drummer For KITTIE/OTEP Tour

CRISIS drummer Josh Florian "busted his appendix" Sunday night (Sept. 25) and will be unable to join the group on their national tour with KITTIE and OTEP, according to a press release issued by CRISIS' record label, The End Records. The band are urgently seeking a replacement for the trek, which kicks off tonight in ...

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KITTIE, OTEP, CRISIS: More Tour Dates Announced

Canadian metal band KITTIE have added more dates to their upcoming tour with OTEP and CRISIS. The trek, dubbed "Metal Movement Tour", will kick off on September 27 in Farmingdale, NY and will last for at least six weeks. KITTIE were forced to cancel several dates on their North American headlining tour last month after ...

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LACUNA COIL's SCABBIA Tops List Of Favorite Female Metal Singers

InsidePulse.com's Tom D'Errico and Gloomchen recently compiled a list of the top 10 female metal vocalists as part of the web site's "Opposing Elements" column. "Keeping with the theme of the column (Opposing Elements), we can't agree on everything," Tom writes. "So, while we each offered up three picks unopposed, we'll have to argue about ...

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KITTIE, OTEP, CRISIS To Team Up For METAL MOVEMENT TOUR

Canadian metal band KITTIE will be teaming up with OTEP and CRISIS for the Metal Movement Tour beginning on September 27 in Farmingdale, NY. KITTIE were forced to cancel several dates on their North American headlining tour last month after the band's drummer, Mercedes Lander, was hospitalized due to severe dehydration and exhaustion. The group ...

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OTEP: 'Buried Alive' Video Posted Online

A video for the new OTEP song "Buried Alive" can now be viewed at the group's official web site, www.otep.com. "Buried Alive" is the second single off OTEP's sophomore album, "House of Secrets", available now on Capitol Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Sevas Tra", "House of Secrets" was produced by Greg Wells, who ...

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(HED) PE Sign With KOCH RECORDS

(HED) PE have inked a deal with Koch Records. Formerly signed to Jive Records and described by Rolling Stone as "the one rare rap-metal act willing to admit that good times actually exist," the Los Angeles-based group has sold over 700,000 albums since the release of their first EP in 1995. Known to be road-dogs, ...

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OZZFEST 2004 Hits Boston: Reviews Posted Online

The Boston Globe and the Boston Herald have published separate reviews of the second date of the Ozzfest 2004 tour, which took place Monday (July 12) at the Tweeter Center in Mansfield, MA. A couple of review excerpts follow: Boston Globe: "The show sold out, though the one-night stand was down from two nights in ...

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OTEP To Report From 'The Front Line'

Capitol Records recording artist OTEP will report from the road during this summer's Ozzfest tour on XM Satellite Radio, the nation's leading provider of satellite radio. OTEP will be touring in support of their sophomore release, "House of Secrets", the eagerly awaited album from the acclaimed dark metallists, in stores on July 27. The band's ...

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OZZFEST 2004 Summer Sampler Unleashed

The previously unreleased LAMB OF GOD track "Laid to Rest", which will not be available until this fall on their new release "Ashes of the Wake", is one of the cuts included on the Ozzfest 2004 sampler CD, available at the Ozzfest Summer Sampler booth at any and every Ozzfest show this summer. The disc ...

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GOD FORBID: OZZFEST Off Dates Announced

New Jersey metal titans GOD FORBID will continue their rigorous U.S. touring schedule all summer long on Ozzfest, which kicks off in Hartford, CT. on July 10. The quintet also locked down a series of Ozzfest off-dates alongside such premier artists as DIMMU BORGIR, SLAYER and SUPERJOINT RITUAL, among others. Their new video for "Antihero", ...

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OTEP: 'Warhead' Video Posted Online

A video for the new OTEP song "Warhead" can now be viewed at the group's official web site, www.otep.com. "Warhead" comes off OTEP's forthcoming sophomore album, "House of Secrets", due on July 27 through Capitol Records. A streaming audio version of the song is also available at the site. The follow-up to 2002's ...

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DAMAGEPLAN Confirm Canadian Dates With SLAYER

DAMAGEPLAN have officially confirmed that they will be doing a handful of Canadian dates with SLAYER in early June. Also believed to be on the bill are California's OTEP. The dates are as follows: Jun. 10 - Metro Centre - Halifax, NS Jun. 11 - Coliseum Moncton - Moncton, NB Jun. 12 - Harbour Station ...

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DAMAGEPLAN Schedule Memphis In-Store Appearance

DAMAGEPLAN will be making an in-store appearance at Spinstreet in Memphis, Tennessee on Tuesday, April 27 at 5:30 p.m. The entire "Headbanger's Ball" tour crew will be there, including HATEBREED, DROWNING POOL and UNEARTH. The event is being sponsored by the alternative rock station 93X WMFS. Location: Spinstreet Poplar Plaza 3484 Poplar Ave. Space D-2 ...

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THROWDOWN Added To OZZFEST 2004

Orange County, California-based straight-edge hardcore band THROWDOWN have secured a second-stage slot at this year's Ozzfest, kicking off July 10 in Hartford, Connecticut. The band's official statement on the matter is as follows: "We are super stoked to say that we have officially been added to this years OZZFEST! We just got word today [Thursday, ...

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SLAYER, DAMAGEPLAN, OTEP: More Canadian Dates Leaked

SLAYER, DAMAGEPLAN and OTEP will be teaming up for a handful of Canadian dates in early June. Also rumored to be appearing on the bill are Newfoundland's BUCKET TRUCK. The trek is shaping up as follows: Jun. 10 - Halifax, NS @ The Halifax Metro Centre Jun. 11 - Moncton, NB @ The Moncton Coliseum ...

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