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FILTER Frontman And Wife Welcome Baby

According to The Pulse of Radio, FILTER mainman Richard Patrick and his wife Tina welcomed their first child into the world on Saturday night (February 23). Sloan Luella Patrick weighed in at six pounds, 15 ounces and is said to be doing fine. FILTER has set May 13 as the release date for the band's ...

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ALL SHALL PERISH To Enter Studio In April

After touring 10 out of 12 months in 2007, Oakland, California-based death metal band ALL SHALL PERISH has retreated to its studio to write their follow-up to "The Price of Existence", set to be released worldwide on Nuclear Blast Records in 2008. Commented the group: "For the past 2-3 months, our schedule has consisted of ...

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FILTER: 'Anthems For The Damned' Release Date Announced

The reactivated FILTER has set a May 13 release date for its new album, entitled "Anthems For The Damned". Produced by Josh Abraham (SLAYER, 30 SECONDS TO MARS, VELVET REVOLVER, STAIND, COURTNEY LOVE), the album's first single "Soldiers of Misfortune" will be released mid-March. Patrick describes the soaring anthem — with its U2/BOWIE flavor and ...

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HE IS LEGEND Parts Ways With Guitarist

Wilmington, North Carolina-based rock/post-hardcore band HE IS LEGEND has parted ways with guitarist Mitch Marlow and replaced him with Worth Weaver (FRIENDS FOR HIRE). Marlow left the group after accepting an offer to join the recently reunited FILTER. HE IS LEGEND is currently writing material for its third album, which the band plans to begin ...

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DAN SWANÖ Working On New Solo Project

World-renowned Swedish multi-instrumentalist and producer Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, NIGHTINGALE, ex-BLOODBATH) is currently working on an album which he describes as "a cross between ALTER BRIDGE and MOONTOWER-style [Dan's 1999 project] stuff." He says, "I am writing it right now, and it will not be a MOONTOWER 2. I already have an album title ...

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Lyrics Inspire Comic Book Series

Much buzzed-about breaking band BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE has commissioned celebrated indie comic book writer and illustrator Tom Manning to create a mini-comic book for every one of the 11 songs on the band's new album, "Scream Aim Fire", which will be released on January 29 (20/20/Jive/Zomba). Each book will be three-to-five pages in length ...

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FILTER Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

The Pulse of Radio reports that FILTER is close to finishing a new album, titled "Anthems for the Damned", with a release tentatively scheduled for April or May. The disc will be out through Pulse Recording, a joint venture of FILTER frontman Richard Patrick and producer Josh Abraham. According to one source, the record features ...

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TUB RING To Perform During SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

Chicago's high-energy rock ensemble TUB RING will bring its live performace to the Music Meets Film event during the prestigious Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2008. The festival is being held in Park City, Utah and runs from January 17 to 27. The band will play at The Side Car on Main Street at ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN, ALICE IN CHAINS, VELVET REVOLVER Members Jam With TOM MORELLO In Hollywood

SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian, Richard Patrick of FILTER, Perry Farrell and his SATELLITE PARTY, ALICE IN CHAINS members Jerry Cantrell and new singer William DuVall, Mick Mars of MÖTLEY CRÜE, VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, and Wayne Kramer of MC5 are among the musicians who joined RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist ...

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AM CONSPIRACY Featuring Ex-DROWNING POOL Singer: Performance Footage Posted Online

AM CONSPIRACY, the Florida-based band featuring former DROWNING POOL vocalist Jason "Gong" Jones, visited the famed CenterStaging complex in Burbank, California at the end of August to discuss their past, present and future and to kick back and practice while being filmed in high definition for CenterStaging's behind-the-scenes web site Rehearsals.com. Watch the performance at ...

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GUNS N' ROSES, ROB ZOMBIE, SLIPKNOT Members Guest On 'Repo! The Genetic Opera' Soundtrack

Richard Fortus (GUNS N' ROSES), Rob "Blasko" Nicholson (OZZY OSBOURNE), Shawn "Clown" Crahan (SLIPKNOT), Richard Patrick (FILTER), Stephen Perkins (JANE'S ADDICTION), Ray Luzier (ARMY OF ANYONE, KORN) and Tommy Clufetos (ROB ZOMBIE) are among the musicians that were enlisted to record music for the "Repo! The Genetic Opera" soundtrack. Principal photography for the film was ...

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FILTER Mainman: 'This Is Not A Comeback'

FILTER frontman Richard Patrick spoke to MTV.com earlier this week abut the group's forthcoming album, titled "Anthems for the Damned", which is expected in stores in early 2008. "I'm not straying from that classic FILTER sound," Patrick told MTV.com. "But, because I'm a little older and a little wiser, [the sound has] definitely ...

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FAMILY VALUES 2007: Video Interviews, Performance Footage From Last Show Available

Possum of Altitude TV has released a four-minute video report from the final stop of this summer's Family Values tour, featuring interviews and live performances by KORN, EVANESCENCE, TRIVIUM, ATREYU, HELLYEAH and DROID. Watch the footage below. Last year's Family Values package was the first since 2001 and featured DEFTONES, STONE SOUR, 10 YEARS, FLYLEAF ...

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GLASSJAW Frontman Discusses Band's Future

U.K.'s Rock Sound magazine recently conducted an interview with GLASSJAW frontman Daryl Palumbo. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: Rock Sound: How do you think people will react to the new record? Daryl: I just imagine that people will be harsh critics. I only care what Beck our guitarist thinks of ...

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AM CONSPIRACY: More New Music Posted Online

AM CONSPIRACY, the new Florida-based project featuring former DROWNING POOL vocalist Jason "Gong" Jones, has posted more new music at this location. Boasting a sound encompassing hard rock and killer melodies, yet fraught with emotional peaks and valleys, AM CONSPIRACY is set to ambush the airwaves on August 7, 2007 with the release ...

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AM CONSPIRACY: New Song Posted Online

AM CONSPIRACY, the new Florida-based project featuring former DROWNING POOL vocalist Jason "Gong" Jones, has posted a new song, entitled "The Fall", on its MySpace page. The track comes off the group's upcoming debut album, due on August 7 via Corporate Punishment Records. The CD was produced by Rae Dileo (FILTER, ARMY OF ...

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MORBID ANGEL Guitarist Gets Philosophical

Sauli Vuoti of Imhotep recently conducted an interview with MORBID ANGEL guitarist Trey Azagthoth. A few excerpts from the chat follow: Imhotep: How does it make you feel that people appreciate your playing style and music so much? Trey: "I appreciate the fact that people respect me, but I leave it at that. ...

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AM CONSPIRACY: Debut Album Delayed

AM CONSPIRACY, the new Florida-based project featuring former DROWNING POOL vocalist Jason "Gong" Jones, has had the release date of its as-yet-untitled debut record pushed back to August 7 from the previously announced July 17. An as-yet-unspecified single will arrive on June 5. As previously reported, AM CONSPIRACY recently posted a new track, entitled "Far", ...

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THE FAMILY VALUES TOUR 2007 Dates Announced

The much-anticipated return of The Family Values Tour, co-headlined by KORN and EVANESCENCE, will commence on July 20 in St. Louis and close out the summer on September 2 in sunny California. With a line-up including ATREYU, FLYLEAF, HELLYEAH, and TRIVIUM, the tour is poised to be the biggest and best Family Values Tour in ...

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TUB RING: Exclusive iTunes Track Available For Download

Chicago's high-energy rock ensemble TUB RING, who will release their The End Records' debut "The Great Filter" on May 1, has made an exclusive track — entitled "Dynamite" — available for download via iTunes. According to a press release, "The Great Filter" showcases TUB RING's energetic and adventurous hyper-rock delivery . . a ...

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