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MINISTRY Songs Featured In Award-Winning Documentary

MINISTRY's songs "No W" and "Waiting" are featured in the documentary film "Murderball", which took the Sundance Audience Award for favorite documentary, and a jury prize for its editing. This moving film chronicles the lives of quadriplegics playing indoor rugby in wheelchairs rigged like Mad Max vehicles. More information is available at St. ...

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HEVEIN Enter Studio To Record New Single

Finnish melodic thrashers HEVEIN entered Sonic Pump studios on February 5 with Nino Laurenne at the helm to begin recording their new single, entitled "iOta". The single will consist of the title cut and "Worth Fighting For" and will be mixed by Mikko Karmila at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki. An April 11 release via Spinefarm ...

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SALEM Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

Israeli death metallers SALEM are currently putting the finishing touches on their new CD, "No Strings Attached", scheduled for release in April through a local distributor in Israel, The End Records in North America and Raven Music for the rest of the world. "No Strings Attached" contains 11 songs from the band's past repertoire and ...

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DREAM THEATER Frontman Schedules European Solo Tour Dates

DREAM THEATER frontman James LaBrie has lined up the following tour dates in support of his upcoming solo album, "Elements of Persuasion": Apr. 24 - München, GER - Elser Zusatzhalle Apr. 27 - Hamburg, GER - Markthalle Apr. 28 - Düsseldorf, GER - Tor 3 May 02 - Aschaffenburg, GER - Colos-Saal As previously reported, ...

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DREAM THEATER Singer Names New Solo Album, Plans Live Dates

DREAM THEATER frontman James LaBrie has set "Elements of Persuasion" as the title of his third solo album, due on March 15 via InsideOut Music. Musicians appearing on the album include Matt Guillory (DALI'S DILEMMA) on keyboards, Mike Mangini (EXTREME, ANNIHILATOR) on drums, Bryan Beller (STEVE VAI) on bass, and a new guitar prodigy from ...

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SKEW SISKIN To Record German-Language Album

German hard rockers SKEW SISKIN are currently working on new material with famous German rock-star rebel Udo Lindenberg. For the first time in SKEW SISKIN history, the songs are in German language. Commented SKEW SISKIN frontwoman Nina C. Alice: "With Udo I now have a partner for writing German lyrics.....with attitude! Similar to Lemmy [MOTÖRHEAD] ...

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HEARSE Complete Work On New Album

Swedish "death 'n' roll" band HEARSE, featuring former ARCH ENEMY singer Johan Liiva, have finished recording their third album, "The Last Ordeal", for a summer release through Karmageddon Media. The follow-up to 2004's "Armageddon Mon Amour", "The Last Ordeal" was recorded and mixed at Stockholm's The White Chapel Studios by Jonas Edler, who had previously ...

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KATAKLYSM Announce New Album Title, Tentative Release Date

KATAKLYSM vocalist Maurizio Iacono has issued the following update on the band's current and future activities: "We've been working non-stop on our new album since last fall, on tour and in between touring. I've been receiving MP3 files from the rehearsals here in Chicago from J-F [guitarist Jean-Francois Dagenais] and things are going right on ...

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KATAKLYSM: Drummer MAX DUHAMEL Rejoins The Fold; DANZIG Dates Announced

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have parted ways with drummer Martin Maurais due to "personal and professional reasons." Replacing Maurais in the group's lineup is returning skinsman Max Duhamel, who performed on five KATAKLYSM albums, the latest being the critically acclaimed 2002 offering, "Shadows & Dust". "Max is in full form, focused and sounds outstanding. We're ...

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DREAM THEATER Frontman To Release New Solo Album In March

InsideOut Music has set a March 15 release date for the third solo album from DREAM THEATER frontman James LaBrie. Musicians appearing on the album include Matt Guillory (DALI'S DILEMMA) on keyboards, Mike Mangini (EXTREME, ANNIHILATOR) on drums, Bryan Beller (STEVE VAI) on bass, and a new guitar prodigy from Italy named Marco Sfogli. The ...

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Finnish DIMEBAG DARRELL Tribute Concert: More Details Revealed

Finnish melodic thrashers HEVEIN have revealed more information about the upcoming "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott (PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN) tribute concert that is scheduled to be held January 15 at VR Makasiinit in Helsinki. According to a posting on HEVEIN's web site, at least 25 classic PANTERA songs will be played in memory of Dimebag by dozens of ...

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SOULFLY: 'The Song Remains Insane' DVD Details Revealed

More information has been revealed regarding the upcoming SOULFLY DVD, "The Song Remains Insane", due in March via Roadrunner. The group's first DVD, "The Song Remains Insane" is described in a press release as "an all-access journey with SOULFLY captured live around the world throughout their career. Complete with all of the band's videos, over ...

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SOULFLY Drummer Launches Web Site

SOULFLY drummer Joe Nunez has launched his official web site at JoeNunez.com. Included on the site are several audio clips of Nunez's other bands, STRIPPING THE PISTOL and SLAMPEDE, along with various SOULFLY and STRIPPING THE PISTOL videos and a host of other information. SOULFLY began tracking their new album last month in ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: 'Bach To Europe' Tour Diary

Daniel Stanton of Anger Management/Coallier Entertainment has submitted the following tour diary documenting Sebastian Bach's (ex-SKID ROW) most recent "Bach To Europe" European trek: "With many tours under my belt, nothing will come close to the psychotic world of working with the hyper madman named Sebastian Bach. No matter how you slice it, this 'Basmanian ...

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HEVEIN To Record Pre-Production Demo In January

Finnish melodic thrashers HEVEIN will enter the studio in February 2005 to record a new single. The recording sessions for the band's new album will commence in the spring. An update from the band's official web site on the songwriting sessions for the upcoming CD follows: "January 15th will be the date when we enter ...

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DIMEBAG DARRELL Finnish Tribute Concert: More Details Revealed

More details have emerged about the "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott (DAMAGEPLAN, PANTERA) tribute concert that is scheduled to be held in Helsinki, Finland on January 15, 2005. The gig will take place at Rock 'n' Roll Station and all proceeds will be donated to an as-yet-undetermined charity. Admission will be €6 and tickets will be available ...

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SOULFLY Bassist To Produce Kentucky's 7DAYSUN

SOULFLY bassist Bobby Burns (ex-PRIMER 55) has signed on to produce a few tracks for the Louisville, KY-based band 7DAYSUN. Recording is slated to start early January. The quintet are also scheduled to shooting a music video at The Madison Theater on January 15 in Covington, KY. More information is available at www.7daysun.net. ...

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EVEREVE Part Ways With Guitarist, Prepare To Record New Album

German gothic metallers EVEREVE have posted the following update at their official web site: "It's time to get serious, as we've already announced to you a while ago. Production kick-off for the new album, entitled 'Tried & Failed', will be in January at the Gerassi Park Studio under the wings of longtime producer Gerhard Magin ...

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SOULFLY Begin Recording New Album

SOULFLY began tracking their new album Thursday (Dec. 2) in Arizona with mainman Max Cavalera assuming the production duties once again. The recording sessions will last until the end of the year and possibly beyond. A late spring/early summer release through Roadrunner Records is expected. SOULFLY will release their first DVD, "The Song Remains Insane", ...

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KRISIUN Decimate Europe, Set Sights On U.S.

Brazilian purveyors of devastation KRISIUN have returned home after invading Europe igniting their ravenous legions of fans. Headlining Europe for the first time, the "Clash of the Demigods" tour took the Brazilians, who were supporting the European release of their new compilation album, "Bloodshed", across the continent playing more than 25 shows with BEHEMOTH, INCANTATION ...

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Report: CBS Dropped From GREAT WHITE Nightclub Fire Lawsuit

The Associated Press is reporting that attorneys representing families of some of the 100 people killed in the West Warwick nightclub fire as well a number who were injured have agreed to drop CBS Broadcasting Inc. as a defendant in one of the lawsuits filed in the aftermath. Lawyers for both sides signed a stipulation ...

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