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INTO THE MOAT Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida's INTO THE MOAT have inked a deal with Metal Blade Records. The quintet, who are described as "a technical metalcore band with elements of grind, death metal, and tech," have almost completed the songwriting process for their new album, which they plan on recording in August. A late 2004/early 2005 release is ...

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THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND Drummer Issues Update

THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen has posted the following update on his official web site: "First of all, Christofer Malmström (DARKANE) contacted me a couple of days ago to let me know that the NON-HUMAN LEVEL record is complete. That's right, all the songs are written and ready to go. There will ...

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LOSA Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Dallas-based metalcore outfit LOSA have officially signed with Metal Blade Records. The band are currently focusing on writing material for their new album and will be taking a break from playing live shows to focus all of their time and energy on writing the best album possible. However, LOSA might book a show or two ...

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KIX: FUNNY MONEY Bassist To Join Band For Reunion Tour

Former KIX frontman Steve Whiteman has announced that the rumored "4/5ths Of KIX" reunion dates will happen in September. The original KIX line-up of Steve, guitarists Ronnie Younkins and Brian "Damage" Forsythe and drummer Jimmy "Chocolate" Chalfant will join together for the shows without original bassist Donnie Purnell. Steve and his KIX bandmate Jimmy Chalfant's ...

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CRYPTOPSY Drummer To Play With GHOULUNATICS

CRYPTOPSY's Flo Mounier will be filling in on drums for GHOULUNATICS' upcoming CD-launch parties in Montreal and Princeville, on May 15 and 22, respectively. "Flo, a longtime friend of the band, is helping us out despite an already heavy schedule," the band write in a statement. "We would like to thank him for helping us ...

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DEATH ANGEL To Guest On 107.7 THE BONE

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL will be appearing on 107.7 The Bone's "Metal Zone" with Billy Steel this Friday night (April 30) between 9:00 p.m. and midnight PST. DEATH ANGEL will be talking about their upcoming CD, "The Art of Dying", and will be premiering several cuts off the album. Listen to ...

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SKINLAB: Ex-Guitarist Says STEEV Has No Appreciation For Musicians Who Bleed For His Band

Former SKINLAB guitarist Scott Sargeant has slammed SKINLAB frontman Steev Esquivel over Steev's recent comments regarding Sargeant's departure from the group, stating that Esquivel has "once again disrespected and belittled the people who wrote the songs to get him where he is today." In a written statement sent exclusively to BLABBERMOUTH.NET, Sargeant said, ...

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DEATH ANGEL To Guest On 92.3 KSJO's 'Hardcore Hell'

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL will be appearing on Nikki Blakk's "Hardcore Hell" show on 92.3 KSJO this Friday and Saturday (April 23 and 24) at 12 midnight. Listen in to hear songs off the group's new album, "The Art Of Dying", and to win tickets for their record-release show at the ...

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Early MARILYN MANSON Recordings To Be Released

MTV.com reports: "Early work by MARILYN MANSON and his original band THE SPOOKY KIDS is hitting shelves Tuesday under the name 'Lunch Boxes and Choklit Cows'. Prior to the release of Manson's 1994 debut, 'Portrait of an American Family', THE SPOOKY KIDSManson (then Brian Warner), Daisy Berkowitz (Scott Putesky), Madonna Wayne Gacy (Stephen ...

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MNEMIC Confirmed For Denmark's ROSKILDE FESTIVAL

Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Roskilde Festival, scheduled to take place July 1-4 in Roskilde, Denmark. Also set to appear are KORN, MESHUGGAH, HATEBREED and ILL NIÑO, among others. More confirmations will be ...

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GHOULUNATICS Drummer Suffers Ankle Injury, Band Cancel Show

Montreal deathcore act GHOULUNATICS have been forced to cancel their previously announced performance in Trois-Rivières, Quebec next Saturday, April 17 because of an injury sustained by their drummer Brian. "He hurt his ankle on Monday night while playing outside with his son Milan," the band write in a statement. "At the time I am writing ...

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SHADOWS FALL Begin Recording New Album, Prepare To Hit The Road

The dynamic thrash metal quintet SHADOWS FALL will embark on a national U.S. headlining tour this summer in preparation for their highly anticipated fourth full-length release. The trek, dubbed the "Strhess Tour", will also feature AS I LAY DYING, HIMSA and REMEMBERING NEVER. SHADOWS FALL just entered Planet Z Studios (HATEBREED) to track the follow ...

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MNEMIC Confirmed For Denmark's MIDTFYNS FESTIVAL

Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, have been confirmed for the Midtfyns Festival, a five-day event set to take place June 22-26 in Ringe, Denmark. Also set to appear are DEEP PURPLE and STOMPED, among many others. For more information, click

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WHITESNAKE, Ex-QUIET RIOT Members Sign Copies Of 'Food That Rocks': Photos Available

Drummer Frankie Banali's (ex-QUIET RIOT, W.A.S.P.) web site is currently hosting several photos from the March 18 in-store book signing for "Food That Rocks", the rock and roll cookbook co-authored by Cindy Coverdale, wife of WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale. In addition to Cindy, David and co-author Margie Lapanja, others in attendance at the Virgin Megastore ...

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TESLA Bassist: Don't Call Us A Glam Band

While TESLA may have toured with POISON at the close of the '80s, bassist Brian Wheat tells Newt Briggs of the Las Vegas Mercury that this certainly doesn't warrant comparison to the two bands musically. "We didn't write songs about fucking our old lady in the back of the car," he explained. "We might have ...

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DEATH ANGEL Working On Video For 'Thicker Than Blood'

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL are currently working on a video for their new single, "Thicker Than Blood". "The shoot went AWESOME! It's going to be a killer video!" the band write. "Thicker Than Blood" comes off DEATH ANGEL's much-anticipated comeback album, "The Art of Dying", due in the U.S. on May ...

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THE RED CHORD Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Massachusetts metal/grind band THE RED CHORD has officially inked a deal with Metal Blade/Black Market Activities Records. The band plan to record their next full-length album, entitled "Clients", later this year. Commented THE RED CHORD vocalist Guy Kozowyk: "The Metal Blade offer was hands down the best all around deal we have received in the ...

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