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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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DESPISED ICON Prepare To Hit The Road With SUFFOCATION And CRYPTOPSY

The Montreal-based deathcore six-piece DESPISED ICON will embark on a massive North American tour this week alongside SUFFOCATION, CRYPTOPSY and ABORTED in support of "The Healing Process", their highly-acclaimed new album. The group’s explosive live performances on their first national U.S. tour alongside DEICIDE, IMMOLATION, SKINLESS and WITH PASSION earlier this year caught the entire ...

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VINNIE PAUL: 'There Never Was Gonna Be A PANTERA Reunion, Ever!'

Former PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul was recently interviewed by Guitar World magazine for its December 2005 issue. In the interview Vinnie spoke about many subjects, including the possibility of a PANTERA reunion prior to Dimebag's death and the status of unreleased video and audio recordings of Dimebag. Among the things Vinnie said: * Vinnie confirmed ...

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Once Was Not - CRYPTOPSY

It has taken a while for Canadian death metal techsters CRYPTOPSY to get back on track after the departure of Mike DiSalvo. The last studio album was 2000's "And Then You'll Beg", after which vocalist Martin LaCroix entered the picture, lasting long enough to perform on concert LP "None so Live" and eventually departing. It ...

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POWER OF OMENS Call It A Day

San Antonio-based progressive metallers POWER OF OMENS have split up. An official statement on the matter by the group's guitarist, David Gallegos, reads as follows: "To all of our devoted fans… It comes with great sorrow the news I'm about to bring you. "For almost 12 years, this band has consistently found ways to be ...

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DISILLUSION Part Ways With Bassist, Seek Replacement

DISILLUSION, the prog-death band from Leipzig, Germany, have parted ways with bassist Ralf Willis less than five months after he joined the group. "Although we were highly euphoric in the beginning, we now know that things simply did not go together," the group write on their web site. "In Willis, the band has lost an ...

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ATARGATIS Putting Finishing Touches On Full-Length Debut

German gothic/dark metal band ATARGATIS, featuring female singer Stephanie Luzie (DARKWELL), are putting the finishing touches on their full-length debut, "Wasteland", at Hellion studios (DARKSEED, EQUILIBRIUM) in Munich, Germany. The CD will include a new version of the group's "hit" song "Angels Crying", which topped the German dark metal chart at www.mp3.de for 10 months ...

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