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LAMB OF GOD Drummer Leaves MACHINATIONS OF DEMENTIA

MACHINATIONS OF DEMENTIA, the technical extreme metal project masterminded by guitarist Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, SPASTIC INK) and bassist Alex Webster (CANNIBAL CORPSE), have announced the departure of drummer Chris Adler (LAMB OF GOD), who has had to bow out due to other commitments. Said Jarzombek: "We are sad to see Chris go but with his ...

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PYRO Announce New Lineup, Begin Recording New Album

French melodic hard rock band PYRO are currently recoridng their fourth album, tentatively due early next year via CMP. Ten songs have been written for the follow-up to 2004's "Breaking Point", which is being produced by the band's founding members, guitarists Joel Pyro and Bruno Pyro. The CD, entitled "Stab in the Back", will feature ...

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INSANIA: Studio Diary Available

Swedish melodic power metal band INSANIA have entered Studio Underground in Västerås, Sweden for a three-week recording that will culminate in the creation of the band's fourth album. Entitled "Agony - Gift of Life", the CD is being produced by Pelle Saether and is tentatively set for an April/May 2006 release through Black Lodge Records. ...

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RUSH Bringing Vintage Performances To DVD

Greg Prato of Billboard.com is reporting that veteran Canadian rock trio RUSH are planning on reissuing several classic live performances in 2006. To the delight of long time fans, their well-worn VHS copies of "Exit...Stage Left", "Grace Under Pressure Tour" and "A Show of Hands" will soon be replaced with DVD reissues. "Everything's ...

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BELIEVER Making 'Slow' Progress On New Material

BELIEVER/FOUNTAIN OF TEARS drummer Joey Daub has posted the following message on his official web site: "I've been busy laying out the playlist for the FOUNTAIN OF TEARS disc. We are planning for an early 2006 independent release, even though we’re still shopping it around. The disc will be titled 'Fate', and up to this ...

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ENTOMBED: Studio Update

ENTOMBED have entered Soundland studio in Upplands Väsby, Sweden to begin recording their new album, "Serpent Saints", due on June 6, 2006 via Threeman Recordings. The upcoming CD will be the group's first without the contributions of guitarist Uffe Cederlund, who left the band in September. ENTOMBED guitarist Alex Hellid has issued the following report ...

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KYLESA: Writing New Material, Auditioning Drummers

Savannah sludge rockers KYLESA have wrapped up touring, both in the U.S. and abroad, in support of the band's Prosthetic Records debut, "To Walk A Middle Course". After touring alongside the likes of 3 STAGES OF PAIN, COLISEUM and TORCHE, KYLESA are now concentrating on writing new music for the next record, as well as ...

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RUSH Glad To Have Comedy Film Open Shows And New DVD

Launch Radio Networks reports: When you play the new RUSH DVD called "R30", you'll see a bit of comedy before the band even plays their first note. RUSH usually has a filmed opening segment for their shows, and on their 30th anniversary tour last year, they used a bit done by actor Jerry Stiller. Guitarist ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE: 'Kill' Details Revealed

CANNIBAL CORPSE bassist Alex Webster has released the complete track listing for the group's upcoming album, "Kill", tentatively due on March 21, 2006 via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded at Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida with producer Erik Rutan (MORBID ANGEL, HATE ETERNAL). Commented Webster, "We have only four more days of ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN, Wife Divorcing After 24 Years Of Marriage

The Associated Press has issued the following report: Valerie Bertinelli and her rock star husband, Eddie Van Halen, are divorcing after 24 years of marriage, Bertinelli's publicist confirmed Tuesday. "Yes, that's true. They have been separated for four years and it's amicable," Bertinelli spokeswoman Heidi Schaeffer told The Associated Press. She said the actress would ...

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QUIET RIOT Putting Finishing Touches On Material For New Album

QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali has posted the following message on his official web site: "I have recently completed recording the drum tracks for two future tribute record releases. The track for THE BEATLES tribute is 'Magical Mystery Tour' and the track for the MÖTLEY CRÜE tribute is 'Dr. Feelgood', both of which I expect ...

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RUSH Guitarist: 'It's Time For A New Record'

RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson told the Detroit radio station WRIF 101.1 FM that the band are preparing to begin work on a new CD. "We're going to go in the studio early next year and start writing," he said. "It's time for a new record, time to move forward...we're going to hopefully finish ...

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LEAVES' EYES To Release New Mini-CD In Early 2006

LEAVES' EYES male vocalist/programmer Alex Krull revealed to Germany's www.sounds2move.de magazine that the group are planning on releasing a new mini-CD in early 2006. No further information is currently available. In addition to Krull, LEAVES' EYES features Alex's wife Liv Kristine (ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY) as well as other members of Krull's long-running German ...

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RUSH Salutes Earliest Fans On New DVD

Launch Radio Networks reports: When RUSH launched their 30th anniversary world tour last year, they made sure to do something special for the fans who've been with them all along. The band went back to their early material to come up with an overture to start the shows, and the performance runs about six minutes ...

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SINISTER To Enter Studio Next Week

Reunited Dutch death metallers SINISTER will enter Stage One studio in Germany on December 5 to begin recording their new album, "Afterburner", for an early 2006 release through Nuclear Blast Records. The recording sessions are expected to last two weeks. SINISTER's current lineup consists of Aad Kloosterwaard, drummer and founder of the band, on vocals, ...

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DEFINE DIVINE: We Never Claimed Our Singer Was In CANNIBAL CORPSE

DEFINE DIVINE, the San Francisco-based metal band featuring former NEUROTICA/BALD DAISY guitarist Shawn Bowen and ex-NEUROTICA drummer G.J. Gosman, have issued the following statement regarding a previously published press release claiming that the group's singer, Angst, was once a member of "an early incarnation of CANNIBAL CORPSE": "We would like to make a clarification. We ...

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ENTOMBED: Studio Report Available

ENTOMBED have entered Studioland studio in Upplands Väsby, Sweden to begin recording their new album, "Serpent Saints", due on June 6, 2006 via Threeman Recordings. The upcoming CD will be the group's first without the contributions of guitarist Uffe Cederlund, who left the band in September. ENTOMBED guitarist Alex Hellid has issued the following report ...

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DISILLUSION: Live Video Available Online

DISILLUSION, the prog-death band from Leipzig, Germany, have posted a live video for the song "Alone I Stand In Fires" at this location. "[The clip] was shot on October 21st, 2004 when we were on European tour with AMON AMARTH and IMPIOUS," the band write on their web site. "The video shows DISILLUSION ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS, THE PROJECT HATE Split With THREEMAN RECORDINGS

Swedish extreme metal bands GOD AMONG INSECTS and THE PROJECT HATE, both of which feature guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson), have announced their split with the Threeman Recordings label. In virtually identical statements posted on the bands' respective web sites, they wrote, "Last week we told Threeman that [GOD AMONG INSECTS and THE PROJECT ...

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PANDEMIA Part Ways With Guitarist

Czech Republic-based death metallers PANDEMIA have parted ways with guitarist and founding member Alex Marek. The guitarist's official statement on his departure reads as follows: "Well, nothing strange I guess, there has been many other musicians leaving bands and it just happened that I am one of that kind as well. The reason for me ...

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SAMAEL: 'Ceremony Of Opposites', 'Worship Him' Reissues Detailed

Century Media Records will re-release SAMAEL's "Ceremony of Opposites" (originally issued in 1994) and "Worship Him" (1991) this fall, both as "deluxe editions," featuring bonus material. The details are as follows: "Ceremony of Opposites/Rebellion" (release date: November 21, 2005): 01. Black Trip 02. Celebration Of The Fourth 03. Son Of Earth 04. 'Till We Meet ...

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SCENES Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Replacement

German prog-metallers SCENES, who feature in their ranks Alex Koch (ex-SPIRAL TOWER, POWERGOD) on vocals, have parted ways with longtime bassist Jan Ebert. "During the [recent] months it became clear that Jan's musical wishes and plans [took a different turn] from the plans of the other SCENES members," the group write in a statement. "Therefore ...

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