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STAIND Studio Update: 'We're Moving Forward Nicely'

STAIND guitarist Mike Mushok has posted the following message on the group's web site: "Hey there, me again. I just wanted to check in and let everyone know that things are going really well in the studio. Jon's dong a great job (as usual) doing drum tracks. He got 7 songs done last week and ...

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DOHENY Recording With ROB ZOMBIE Producer

DOHENY, the California-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and former PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, are in the process of recording a new demo track with producer Scott Humphrey (ROB ZOMBIE, POWERMAN 5000, TOMMY LEE) at an undisclosed location in the Hollywood Hills. Commented Clayden: "I came up with ...

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DEATHSTARS To Support DISSECTION In Stockholm

Sweden's DEATHSTARS have been booked as the opening act for the DISSECTION comeback show on October 30 at Klubben in Stockholm. As previously reported, DEATHSTARS' debut album, "Synthetic Generation" — originally issued in Sweden in March 2002 via the Universal affiliate LED Recordings — was released through Nuclear Blast last November. The Swedish band, in ...

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VOLBEAT Set Working Title For Full-Length Debut

Danish metallers VOLBEAT have set "Rebel Monster" as the working title of their debut album, tentatively due in October through New Aeon Media, a subsidiary of Holland's Karmageddon Media. The band will enter Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark on June 17 with producer Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, INVOCATOR) to begin recording the CD, which is expected ...

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JON OLIVA's 'TAGE MAHAL To Release Three-Record Series

SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva and his 'TAGE MAHAL solo project have announced the beginning of what will now be a three-record series released over the next few years. "Metal lovers all over the globe can expect the first release of Volume I in September/October of this year followed by a systematic and timely release of ...

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HAVOCHATE To Record New York Show For Possible Live CD/DVD

New York-based metal band HAVOCHATE, now featuring drummer Jon Dette (ex-SLAYER, TESTAMENT) and bassist Greg Christian (ex-TESTAMENT), will be playing at The Haunt in Ithaca, New York this Friday, May 28. The group, who recently entered Pyramid Sound Recording Studios in Ithaca with producer Alex Perialas (TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX, OVERKILL) to begin recording their second album, ...

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JON OLIVA And TAGE MAHAL Sign With SPV RECORDS

SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva has signed a deal with SPV Records to distribute the debut release from TAGE MAHAL. Oliva's first solo release is now complete and will be released worldwide in September/October 2004. The album will feature more than 60 minutes of Jon's solo material recorded by Greg Marchak at Audio Lab Studios and ...

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Former PUSHED Singer Launches PERSQUAREINCH

Former PUSHED singer Travis Neal and has formed a new band with Dan Trujillo (ex-18 BONEZ) on guitar, Shane Monaghan (ex-18 BONEZ) on bass, and Jared Clayton on drums. Dubbed PERSQUAREINCH, the new group "is what I've been starving for for a few years now," said Neal. "There is no boundaries in the writing style, ...

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ANIMUS: New Demo Song Available For Download

Chicago thrash/hardcore band ANIMUS has posted a new demo track, "No One Cares", at their official web site. "No One Cares" is the band's first recording with new bassist Jon Sharwarko and is among the songs set to appear on the group's upcoming EP, due to be recorded in July with producer John ...

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ULI JON ROTH Postpones Touring Activities Until Late Summer

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) has decided to postpone all touring activities until the end of the summer in order to be able to fully concentrate on the production of the "Requiem For An Angel" project, which he has been working on for quite some time now. The string players of the Sky Orchestra ...

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ICED EARTH: Japanese Tour Postponed

ICED EARTH have been forced to postpone their previously announced Japanese tour due to the recent departure of drummer Richard Christy. "Though we tried everything in our power to keep this from happening we have no other alternative," ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer writes on the group's web site. The affected dates are as follows: ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE Complete Pre-Production For New Album

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, have completed the pre-production for the group's much anticipated second release on AFM Records at Cabin Fever Studios in Brooksville, Florida. Owned and operated by hit songwriter Troy Montgomery, Cabin Fever Studios is known for its privacy, excellent writing conditions, relaxed atmosphere, ...

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DISSECTION: First Live Show Announced

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION, featuring guitarist/vocalist Jon Nödtvedt, will be making a return to the live arena when they perform at Klubben in Stockholm on October 30. No further information is currently available. Nödtveidt has spent seven years in prison after being convicted of murdering an Algerian homosexual. A short-lived collaboration with former EMPEROR ...

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KORN To Release 'Greatest Hits' Collection In The Fall

KORN will fulfill their seven-album deal with Epic Records by releasing a greatest-hits collection in the fall, according to MTV.com. The album may include the band's forthcoming collaboration with rapper LIL JON, slated to be recorded next week. With regards to what KORN's next move will be, singer Jonathan Davis told MTV.com, "We're assessing things. ...

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DOHENY To Play LOHAS 8 Summit

DOHENY, the California-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and former PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, will be appearing at a party for the "Lohas 8" summit on Wednesday, May 12. The band will take the stage at The Ritz-Carlton in Marina Del Rey, CA at 9:00 p.m. as world-renowned ...

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ULI JON ROTH: More SKY ORCHESTRA Recordings Scheduled

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) is currently preparing for further SKY ORCHESTRA recordings, which are scheduled to take place May 15-20 at his studio in Wales. As previously reported, SKY ORCHESTRA string players spent several days at Skylight Manor Studios last month recording several new pieces for the "Requiem For An Angel" project Uli ...

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Screamo: Extreme Music For Extreme Times?

Jon Wiederhorn of MTV.com has penned an article on a brand-new heavy metal sub-genre dubbed "screamo," a style characterized by "aggressive, chaotic passages flush with larynx-shredding vocals" balanced "with swooping melodies and vocal harmonies." ATREYU, along with a host of other heartbroken, hate-filled noisemongers like BLEEDING THROUGH, FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES, EVERY TIME I DIE, ...

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DOHENY: Full Demo Track Posted Online

DOHENY, the California-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, have posted a full demo recording of the track "Drive Me" at their official web site. Check it out here. DOHENY, who are currently unsigned, are rounded out by rhythm guitarist Sean Kipe, ...

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SCOTT WEILAND Threatens Magazine Writer Over CD Review

VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland has slammed Maxim magazine writer Jon Caramanica over his review of the group's debut album, "Contraband", stating — among other things — that Caramanica "knows about as much about me and my legal situation as he does about our music." Read on for Caramanica's brief review of the CD and ...

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