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INCANTATION Drummer Forced To Sit Out European Tour

INCANTATION drummer Kyle Severn will be unable to participate in the group's upcoming "Clash of Demigods" European tour in October/November due to the sudden death of his mother. Filling in on drums for the tour will be Ilmar Uibo from the band BLOODY SIGN. Kyle's statement on the matter reads as follows: "My family was ...

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FAKTION Sign With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

Dallas, TX-based quintet FAKTION have inked a deal with Roadrunner Records. The group will travel to Orlando in November to record their debut album with producers Brett Hestla (VIRGOS) and Justin Thomas. A spring release is expected. FAKTION's music is described as "emotional, melodic, but aggressive rock with a metal edge." The band's influences "include, ...

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STEEL PROPHET Announce Lineup Changes

California-based power metallers STEEL PROPHET have parted ways with guitarist Pete Skermetta, drummer Kevin Cafferty and bassist Vince Dennis. Replacing them in the group's lineup are Tim Thomas (guitar, NEW EDEN), Glenn Cannon (bass, HELLION) and Gene McEwen (drums, STEIGER). STEEL PROPHET's new lineup will make its live debut on Saturday, December 18 at The ...

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BRAZEN ABBOT: Live DVD, CD Track Listing Revealed

BRAZEN ABBOT, the brainchild of Bulgarian guitarist Nikolo Kotzev, will release a live CD/DVD package, entitled "A Decade Of Brazen Abbot", on November 22 via Frontiers Records. Following the release of the last BRAZEN ABBOT studio album, the critically acclaimed "Guilty As Sin", the band had for the first time the possibility to be embarked ...

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EVIDENCE ONE Film New Video

Germany's EVIDENCE ONE filmed a video for their track "Virus In My Veins" on Thursday, October 7. "Virus In My Veins" comes off the group's their second album, "Tattooed Heart", due on November 15 through Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Criticize the Truth" (AOR Heaven/Point Music) will include a bonus cut, "Wall of ...

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BREAKING BENJAMIN Added To KORN's U.S. Tour

BREAKING BENJAMIN have been confirmed as one of the openers for the upcoming KORN/CHEVELLE U.S. tour. Also set to appear on the bill are SKINDRED. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Nov. 12 - Sacramento, CA - Arco Arena Nov. 13 - Salem, OR - The Armory Nov. 14 - Seattle, WA - Tacoma ...

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VELVET REVOLVER's SLASH Talks Fatherhood

VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash is among the featured artists on a new album called "Sing A Song With Six Strings", which came out yesterday (Oct. 5). Celebrating fatherhood and families, it features previously released tracks from Peter Frampton, Carlos Santana, the late Stevie Ray Vaughan, and the late Carl Perkins, plus never-before-released songs from former ...

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KAMELOT: Preparing For A 'Monster Year'

KAMELOT are putting the finishing touches on their new album, tentatively entitled "The Black Halo". "This week we are heading to Morrisound Studios in Tampa to finish some vocals and special effects," KAMELOT guitarist Thomas Youngblood writes on the group's web site. "Mari will appear again as Helena, I will help engineer the sessions along ...

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SKINDRED, CHEVELLE To Open For KORN

SKINDRED, the Welsh band featuring former members of DUB WAR, have secured the opening slot on KORN's fall 2004 U.S. tour. Also appearing on the bill will be CHEVELLE. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Nov. 12 - Sacramento, CA - Arco Arena Nov. 13 - Salem, OR - The Armory Nov. 14 - ...

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KAMELOT: More New Album Details Revealed

KAMELOT are scheduled to release the follow-up to last year's "Epica" in January/February 2005 via SPV Records. "Miro just finished the keys and orchestral arrangements and I am very happy," guitarist/main songwriter Thomas Youngblood writes on the band's web site. "Also I saw the final cover and it is killer, Derek has done his best ...

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GRAHAM BONNET: Headlining Performance Scheduled This Friday

Legendary singer Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE) has scheduled a headlining performance at Paladino's in Tarzana, CA this Friday, September 24. Graham's band for the evening will consist of the following musicians: Graham Bonnet – Vocals Howie Simons (JEFF SCOTT SOTO, KEN TAMPLIN) – Guitar Tim Luce – Bass John Thomas ...

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VELVET REVOLVER To Present At WORLD MUSIC AWARDS

VELVET REVOLVER are among the presenters at the World Music Awards on Wednesday, September 15 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV. The event will be broadcast live by ABC between 9 and 11 p.m. Other presenting or performing artists include Usher, Josh Groban, Kanye West, Marc Anthony, Avril Lavigne, Alicia Keys, ...

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EARTHRIDE Team With CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's MIKE DEAN for Upcoming CD

Maryland-based doom rockers EARTHRIDE entered Sonic Wave Studios in Raleigh, N.C. over Labor Day weekend with producer producer/engineer Mike Dean (CORROSION OF CONFORMITY bassist) to begin recording their second release for L.A.'s Southern Lord Records. "It's a good relationship," said EARTHRIDE vocalist Dave Sherman (WRETCHED, SPIRIT CARAVAN) of working with Dean. "We have a good ...

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KOLDBORN Acquire New Singer, Complete Work On New Promo CD

Danish death metallers KOLDBORN have acquired an as-yet-undisclosed new singer and are currently recording vocal tracks for their new promotional CD. "It's really killer!" the band write on their web site. "Within a month, the promo will be finished and ready to be send out to different labels. The new material is sooo fuckin' brutal ...

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EVIDENCE ONE Finalize Track Listing For 'Tattooed Heart'

Germany's EVIDENCE ONE have finalized the track listing for their second album, "Tattooed Heart", due on November 15 through Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Criticize the Truth" (AOR Heaven/Point Music) will contain the following cuts: 01. Moonsigh 02. Virus In My Veins 03. Written In Blood 04. Tattooed Heart 05. Infinite Seconds 06. ...

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HATEPLOW To Release Live Album In September

HATEPLOW, the Florida-based band featuring MALEVOLENT CREATION guitarists Phil Fasciana and Rob Barrett, MALEVOLENT CREATION/ex-SUFFOCATION drummer Dave Culross, KULT OV AZAZEL bassist Julian Hollowell (a.k.a. Xaphan), and vocalist Kyle Symons, will release a live album, entitled "Moshpit Murder", on September 27 through Arctic Music. Recorded in Detriot, Michigan during the band's "The Only Law is ...

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Record Label: MUDVAYNE To Headline 'Headbanger's Ball' Tour

MUDVAYNE may headline the next "Headbanger's Ball" tour, tentatively planned for this fall, a representative at the band's record label has confirmed to Launch Radio Networks. The trek is expected to be confirmed within the next two weeks, with dates and cities to follow shortly afterward. The first news of the tour came from Dani ...

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KAMELOT Guitarist Says New Album Is '90 Percent Done'

KAMELOT guitarist Thomas Youngblood has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Well after nearly 24 hours of travelling I am finally home in Florida. The weather in Germany could not have been better for me, hot and sunny. We are not finished completely however but we are now 90% done with ...

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KAMELOT: New Album Nearing Completion

KAMELOT guitarist Thomas Youngblood has posted the following studio update on the band's official web site: "We are nearing the end of our visit to Germany and we are very, very pleased with the sessions. [Vocalist Roy] Khan has once again surpassed himself and the vocals are killer! Guitars are quite killer if I do ...

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