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AM CONSPIRACY Parts Ways With Guitarist

AM CONSPIRACY, the band fronted by former DROWNING POOL vocalist Jason "Gong" Jones, has parted ways with guitarist Mike Farole. The group says in a statement, "While Mike will no longer be performing as a full-time member, he will always remain a part of the AM CONSPIRACY brotherhood. It should be noted that there is ...

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SEVENDUST's CLINT LOWERY Talks Gear

Premier Guitar's Joe Coffey recently talked gear with SEVENDUST guitarist Clint Lowery. In this video segment, they run down Clint's signal chain. For guitars, Clint uses various PRS models, but his go-to guitar is a standard PRS model he calls "Bruce Lee." For amps, Clint uses Diamond Phantom heads (live) and has used a Mesa ...

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OPIATE FOR THE MASSES Calls It Quits

Los Angeles industrial rock act OPIATE FOR THE MASSES has officially disbanded. Bassist Anna Kjellberg (ex-DRAIN STH) states, "After the FILTER tour last year, we decided to go separate ways. We chose to not announce the breakup in case there was a chance of getting it back together again. That won't happen." Anna is currently ...

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IN THIS MOMENT Guitarist Checks In From PAPA ROACH Tour

Guitarist Chris Howorth of Southern California's IN THIS MOMENT has issued the following update: "I am writing this from our dressing room in Berlin (Germany) after an amazing show alongside PAPA ROACH and FILTER. "This tour has been so great for us; all the shows are sold out and all the fans are going nuts ...

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AM CONSPIRACY: Photos From The Studio Posted Online

AM CONSPIRACY, the band featuring former DROWNING POOL vocalist Jason "Gong" Jones, recently entered Belle City Sound studio in Racine, Wisconsin with Chris Djuricic (NOVEMBERS DOOM bassist) to begin recording its full-length debut. A late 2009 release via Burnhill Union Records — a newly launched independent label from Chicago — is expected. Check out photos ...

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FILTER Working On 'Way Meaner' New Studio Album

Kiwibox editor Steven Horowitz recently conducted an interview with FILTER mainman Richard Patrick. Watch the four-minute chat below. According to Patrick, FILTER is currently working on a new studio album which will sound "way meaner" than last year's "Anthems For The Damned". Tentatively due in August, "It's gonna kind of veer off the political path," ...

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AM CONSPIRACY Signs With BURNHILL UNION RECORDS

Burnhill Union Records, a newly launched independent label from Chicago, has announced the signing of AM CONSPIRACY, the band featuring former DROWNING POOL vocalist Jason "Gong" Jones. The group recently entered Belle City Sound studio in Racine, Wisconsin with Chris Djuricic (NOVEMBERS DOOM bassist) to begin recording its full-lentgh debut. Commented Jones: "We're ecstatic to ...

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The Birth Of SLAYER

Sam Roudman of Filter magazine recently spoke to the four members of SLAYER for a lengthy interview which appears in its issue #35. An excerpt from the article on the band's formative years follows below. Tom Araya (bass, vocals): "This Top 40 band I was in was getting a new guitar player — ...

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AM CONSPIRACY Begins Work On Full-Length Debut

AM CONSPIRACY, the Orlando, Florida-based based rock group featuring ex-DROWNING POOL frontman Jason "Gong" Jones, has entered Belle City Sound studio in Racine, Wisconsin with Chris Djuricic (NOVEMBERS DOOM bassist) to begin recording its full-lengh debut. More information will be made available soon. AM CONSPIRACY's new lineup features core members Jones, Kenny Harrelson (bass) and ...

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DISTURBED: New Video Interview With DAN DONEGAN Available

Musician Photo Journal conducted an interview with guitarist Dan Donegan of Chicago's DISTURBED on February 27, 2009 when the band played Utica, New York with SEVENDUST and SKINDRED. Watch the six chat in two parts below. DISTURBED's schedule is fully packed for the rest of the winter and spring, with the Music As A Weapon ...

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IN THIS MOMENT Added To PAPA ROACH, FILTER European Tour

Southern California's IN THIS MOMENT has been added to the PAPA ROACH / FILTER European tour in April. The band will also play a number of U.K. dates the same month. IN THIS MOMENT's European schedule is shaping up as follows: Give It A Name Introduces Tour 2009 featuring IN THIS MOMENT, LIGHTS, VERSA EMERGE, ...

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FILTER Schedules 'Rockline' Appearance

FILTER will guest on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" with host Bob Coburn on Monday, March 30 at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET. Fans are encouraged to speak with FILTER by calling 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For more information, visit RocklineRadio.com. Rhino Records will release FILTER's first retrospective, "The Very Best Things ...

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DISTURBED: New Video Interview With DRAIMAN, DONEGAN Available

Possum of Altitude recently conducted an interview with David Draiman (vocals) and guitarist Dan Donegan (guitar) of Chicago heavy rockers DISTURBED. Part 1 has the boys discusses their rivalries and releationships with other heavyweight bands like SLIPKNOT. In part 2, David talks about defiling himself, dating new women, the stinkiest bag of weed, and the ...

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PAPA ROACH, FILTER Teaming Up For European Tour

PAPA ROACH will embark on a European headlining tour in April. Support on the trek will come from FILTER. So far the following dates have been announced: April 16 - Manchester, UK @ Academy 1 April 17 - London, UK @ HMV Forum April 18 - Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy April 20 - Köln, ...

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DISTURBED Hoping To Play For Troops Again

The Pulse of Radio reports that DISTURBED's schedule is fully packed for the rest of the winter and spring, with a month of U.S. tour dates ahead, the Music As A Weapon trek starting up in late March, and a probable European festival run following that. But singer David Draiman told The Pulse of Radio ...

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Former NINE INCH NAILS Keyboardist To Embark On Canadian Solo Tour

Former NINE INCH NAILS keyboardist Alessandro Cortini will embark on his first solo tour under the name BLINDOLDFREAK throughout Canada starting on January 31. With this project, Cortini takes the listeners into a very unique realm of sound exploration. BLINDOLDFREAK is a voyage through sound in its purest form. In his own words, "It's just ...

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Former FILTER/LOSER Member Launches THIEVING

THIEVING, the Los Angeles-based band featuring former FILTER guitarist/LOSER bassist Charles Lee on vocals, has posted its self-produced demo on the group's MySpace page. Check out the tracks "Hey Mister", "Liars" and "Love Is All We Need" at this location. Commented Charles: "[THIVEING] consists of bassist Brandon Wade, guitarists Luke and Zach Matsuk, ...

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FILTER: 'The Very Best Things' Retrospective Due In March

Rhino Records will release FILTER's first retrospective, "The Very Best Things (1995-2008)", on March 31 for a suggested list price of $11.98 (CD) and $9.99 (digital). The compilation's 14 songs encompass studio recordings, rare radio edits and a scattering of soundtrack contributions. It begins with "Hey Man Nice Shot", the Top 10 hit that put ...

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