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ATHEIST Schedules Live Debut With New Bassist

Reactivated seminal technical metal pioneers ATHEIST will hit the road in support of their critically acclaimed new album, "Jupiter", the band's first studio CD in 17 years. The first show will take place on Saturday, February 12 at the Cabana Inn in Sarasota, Florida, on the 20th anniversary — to the day — of the ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND Performs At NAMM; Video Footage, Photos

Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STEVE VAI, LAMB OF GOD, DARKEST HOUR, GWAR) performed yesterday (Thursday, January 13) at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California as part of the 2011 NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, a massive music-products convention that runs through Sunday. Video footage of the performance can be ...

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GWAR: New Tour Dates Announced

After a brief return home to their hulking Antarctic stronghold, intergalactic murder-machines GWAR are returning to the U.S. for one final spurt of touring before doing whatever the hell they are up to after that. The Lords and Masters of this world apparently tired of abusing penguins and are ready to return to the surface ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND: Audio Of NAMM Rehearsal Posted Online

Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STEVE VAI, LAMB OF GOD, DARKEST HOUR, GWAR) has posted a seven-minute audio recording of a recent rehearsal in preparation for his appearance at the NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which is being held January 13-16, 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Check ...

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GWAR Frontman Says MICHAEL JACKSON Was An 'Alien'

Kristen Dunleavy of myYearbook recently conducted an interview with GWAR mainman Oderus Urungus. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. myYearbook: I've been reading some interviews with you online, and I was wondering: what's the dumbest question you've ever been asked? Oderus: The dumbest question is always the typical, "What's the ...

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LORDI Mainman Reveals 'Secret' About GWAR In New Video Interview

Marple from German's pitXplorer magazine conducted an interview with Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI before the band's December 12, 2010 concert at LKA in Stuttgart, Germany. You can now watch the chat below. When asked what the differences are between LORDI and GWAR, LORDI mainman Mr. Lordi replied, "We're LORDI and they're GWAR. I mean, ...

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INFERNAEON: New Video Interview

Robert Williams of Metal-Rules.com recently conducted an interview with Brian Werner and Steven Harger of of Floridian extreme metallers INFERNAEON. You can now watch the chat below. INFERNAEON filmed a video for their cover of METALLICA's "Creeping Death" with director (and "Jackass" collaborator) Mike "The King Of Rock N Roll Debauchery" Busey at ...

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OVIF: Five Songs Ready For Next Album

Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based thrash metal band OVIF, which features former members of MELODYACT, has composed five songs for its sophomore album. The group states, "We're very happy about the results so far considering we only started writing the new material last August. We can wait to release it in the wild for everybody in summer ...

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Dancing With GWAR

To the horror of pretty much everyone else that works at Game Informer, GWAR lead singer Oderus Urungus and bassist Beefcake the Mighty wasted no time in accepting the site's invitation to experience Kinect for Xbox 360. In an effort to answer Game Informer's question, Dan Ryckert placed them in front of Kinect to see ...

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GWAR Frontman Releases First Novel

For many years, Richmond, Virginia artist/musician Dave Brockie has been known to the world as GWAR's pig-snouted and bellicose lead "throat-thing" Oderus Urungus, playing to semi-packed houses around easily 35 percent of the world. Never one to shy away from using GWAR's success as a way to gain attention for a bewildering variety of side ...

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Christmas With GWAR

Break.com has posted an exclusive holiday-themed clip starring intergalactic metal band GWAR. The footage, which is "filled with chaos, violence and bloody grandmothers," can be seen below. GWAR's new album, "Bloody Pit Of Horror", sold around 2,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The band's previous CD, "Lust ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND Taps JENS BOGREN For 'Deconstruction' Album Mix

Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STEVE VAI, LAMB OF GOD, DARKEST HOUR, GWAR) has tapped Jens Bogren (OPETH, KATATONIA, PARADISE LOST, BLOODBATH) to mix "Deconstruction" — the third in a series of albums to be made available under THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT moniker. The sessions will take place in late February 2011 at ...

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THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT: European Tour Dates Announced

THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT — the band led by Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STEVE VAI, LAMB OF GOD, DARKEST HOUR, GWAR) — will embark on a European headlining tour in March. The dates are as follows: March 03 - The Brook, Southampton, United Kingdom March 04 - The Fleece, Bristol, United Kingdom ...

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SODOM Announces New Drummer

German thrash metal veterans SODOM have announced the addition of drummer Markus "Makka" Freiwald to the group's ranks. Freiwald previously played for the German bands DESPAIR and FLAMING ANGER and was involved with the VOODOOCULT project. In addition, he played percussion as a session musician on the MOONSPELL album "Irreligious" and is featured on the ...

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THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT: 'Ghost' Slipcase Artwork Unveiled

Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STEVE VAI, LAMB OF GOD, DARKEST HOUR, GWAR) has revealed the slipcase artwork "Ghost" — the fourth in a series of albums to be made available under THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT moniker. Check it out below. Commented Devin: "The macro shot was influenced by some shots someone on ...

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GWAR, Fans Interviewed By FEARnet In Hollywood (Video)

Angie Greenup of FEARnet conducted an interview with GWAR when the band played the House Of Blues in West Hollywood, California on November 16, 2010. The four-minute clip, which includes performance footage and interview clips with fans, can be viewed below. GWAR's new album, "Bloody Pit Of Horror", sold around 2,800 copies in the United ...

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GWAR Frontman Defends SARAH PALIN 'Slaying'

GWAR has always made this world a better place by "killing off" celebrities and politicians on stage during its legendary live show. Blood-thirsty GWAR fans crave and expect this, and yes, your Lords and Masters make good on it nightly. The "Bloody Tour of Horror" is no exception to this as it features warty front ...

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ATHEIST To Tour Europe With EXHUMED

Reactivated seminal technical metal pioneers ATHEIST will embark on a headlining tour of Europe in April 2011. Confirmed dates are as follows: April 22 - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller Music Hall (Inferno Fest) April 23 - London, England - Relentless Garage April 24 - Essen, Germany - Turock April 25 - Paris, France - Divan ...

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SODOM Parts Ways With Drummer

German thrash metal veterans SODOM have released the following statement: "After personal and private problems between Tom [bassist/vocalist Thomas 'Angelripper' Such] and Bobby [Schottkowski; drums], it was decided, by mutual agreement, to end the cooperation between SODOM and the drummer Bobby Schottkowski. Tom and Bernemann [guitar] will announce as soon as possible a replacement drummer. ...

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GWAR Schedules Winnipeg In-Store

Two members of GWAR will make an in-store appearance at CD Plus at Madison Square (1630 Ness Avenue) in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Lead singer Oderus Urungus and bass player Beefcake the Mighty will be on hand in all their glory from 3 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 4, and will be available to put their ...

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