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DISILLUSION To Enter Studio In February

DISILLUSION, the prog-death band from Leipzig, Germany, are tentatively scheduled to enter the studio in February to begin recording their sophomore full-length effort for a May/June 2006 release via Metal Blade Records. The band are currently finishing up the songwriting process at their own Salvation Recording studio in Leipzig and are describing the new material ...

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ENTOMBED Announce New Album Title

Swedish metallers ENTOMBED have set "Serpent Saints" as the title of their new album, 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. Speaking to Sweden's Close-Up magazine, ENTOMBED guitarist Alex Hellid had the following ...

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SIEGES EVEN To Tour Europe With DEADSOUL TRIBE

Reformed cult German progressive metal band SIEGES EVEN will be embarking on a European co-headlining tour with DEADSOUL TRIBE (the band led by former PSYCHOTIC WALTZ frontman Buddy Lackey, a.k.a. Devon Graves) in January. The group will also play several headlining shows in December. The band's schedule is shaping up as follows: Dec. 03 - ...

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Drummer JEROME DILLON Is No Longer A Member Of NINE INCH NAILS

NINE INCH NAILS have officially parted ways with drummer Jerome Dillon. Dillon's ongoing health concerns forced the band to postpone two of their current tour's gigs last month; he dropped off the run following an October 1 performance in Los Angeles, reportedly to seek treatment for an unspecified heart condition. The group have since named ...

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Drummer JOHN MACALUSO Working On Debut Solo Album

Veteran hard rock drummer John Macaluso (TNT, ARK, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JAMES LABRIE, STARBREAKER) has inked a deal with Finland's Lion Music for his first solo album, tentatively due in 2006. "This is going to be a sick one," Macaluso writes on his web site. "I have all the best players I know guest performing on ...

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AC/DC Lane Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

Australia's The Age has issued the following report: Today marks the first anniversary of AC/DC Lane, and to celebrate, Australian rock chicks Alex Jackson and SWEET REVENGE will be performing a tribute tonight at Cherry Bar, AC/DC Lane, with DJs playing the band's songs all night, and a barbecue from 5pm. When ROSE ...

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ATARGATIS To Release Debut Album In March

Massacre Records has set a March 24, 2006 release date for the debut album from German gothic/dark metal band ATARGATIS, entitled "Wasteland". "Wasteland" was recorded at Hellion studios (DARKSEED, EQUILIBRIUM) in Munich, Germany and will include a new version of the group's "hit" song "Angels Crying", which topped the German dark metal chart at www.mp3.de ...

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The Horror of Realization - SCARS OF TOMORROW

At this point, I don't like SCARS OF TOMORROW's "The Horror of Realization" as much as its predecessor, "Rope Tied to the Trigger", but it is slowly growing on me. The new platter from the Orange County metalcore boys does boast a wider array of riffs, even more variety in the arrangement department. I just ...

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DARK FORTRESS Finish Recording New Album

German black metallers DARK FORTRESS have finished recording their fifth album, "Séance". "At the moment guitarist and producer V. Santura is doing the mix of the album and as soon as the band has decided which label they will sign to (in the beginning of November), 'Séance' will be mastered by Alex Krull in the ...

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Former ENTOMBED Guitarist Explains Departure

On September 8, Sweden's ENTOMBED announced the departure of original guitarist and songwriter Uffe Cederlund. "The last couple of years weren't much fun," says Cederlund in an exclusive interview in the November issue of the Swedish magazine Close-Up. "It feels like we wanted different things in the band, that we have different opinions and values ...

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Will VAN HALEN Be The Next 'Rock Star' Band?

MTV.com is reporting that a source close to the "Rock Star" TV show has claimed that the core VAN HALEN trio — brothers Alex and Eddie Van Halen and bassist Michael Anthony — will be auditioning potential frontmen and women for the show's still-hypothetical second season. The winner would be stepping into the ...

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ATARGATIS Announce Track Listing For 'Wasteland'

German gothic/dark metal band ATARGATIS, who feature in their ranks female singer Stephanie Luzie (DARKWELL), have revealed the final track listing for their full-length debut, "Wasteland", due late 2005/early 2006 via Massacre Records. "Wasteland" was recorded at Hellion studios (DARKSEED, EQUILIBRIUM) in Munich, Germany and will include a new version of the group's "hit" song ...

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KYLESA To Audition Drummers In December/January

Savannah GA's crust-metal-punk hybrid KYLESA will be auditioning drummers in December and January. The band have issued the following list of requirements to all applicants: "Please send us something in the mail... No mp3 or weblinks. We want: some sort of recorded demo, even if it's just you playing drums; a picture or your pretty ...

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FIVE.BOLT.MAIN Announce New Lineup For Tour

FIVE.BOLT.MAIN, the new band featuring former FLAW singer Chris Volz, has announced a new lineup effective immediately. Joining the group for their upcoming tour dates are three members from the popular New York City-based hard rock band ALSTON: Kobie Jackson (guitar), Alex Cando (bass), and Ron Paige (guitar). Founding FIVE.BOLT.MAIN members Volz and Ivan Arnold ...

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TESTAMENT: 'Live In London' DVD Due In November

Eagle Rock Entertainment has set a November 1 release date for the new DVD from TESTAMENT, entitled "Live In London". "Live In London" is the documentation of a dream that long-time die-hard TESTAMENT fans have been waiting for: the reuniting of the band’s "classic" lineup. Featuring vocalist Chuck Billy, guitar virtuosos Eric Peterson and Alex ...

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IV: Constitution of Treason - GOD FORBID

A lot of truths are held to be self-evident when it comes to the current crop of American metal success stories. They've brought back the guitar solo, added clean vocals in varying degrees, borrowed a lot from classic metal as well as Swedish thrash and hardcore… pick any trait that's considered an integral part of ...

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RUSH Guitarist Facing Countersuits In Scuffle With Deputies

The Associated Press has issued the following report: Two deputies who arrested a founder of the Canadian rock trio RUSH have sued, claiming the guitarist attacked them as they tried to force his son to leave a hotel during a New Year's Eve party. Lawyers representing the Ritz-Carlton in Naples and deputies involved in the ...

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ATARGATIS: Debut Album To Feature Guest Appearance By Violinist

According to a posting on German gothic/dark metal band ATARGATIS' official web site, the group's new album will feature a guest appearance by violinist Susanne Zisky, formerly of the Junge Sinfonie Berlin. ATARGATIS, who feature in their ranks female singer Stephanie Luzie (DARKWELL), are putting the finishing touches on their full-length debut, "Wasteland", at Hellion ...

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TAINT Sign With RISE ABOVE RECORDS

Welsh post-hardcore/melodic sludge monsters TAINT have inked a deal with Lee Dorrian's (CATHEDRAL) Rise Above Records. The group's debut album, "The Ruin of Nova Roma", was mixed in Los Angeles by Alex Newport (FUDGE TUNNEL, NAILBOMB, AT THE DRIVE-IN, THE MARS VOLTA, MELVINS, THE ICARUS LINE) and is scheduled for release in the U.K. on ...

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