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CHEVELLE, HELMET Confirmed For SNOCORE Tour

CHEVELLE, HELMET, CROSSFADE, FUTURE LEADERS OF THE WORLD and STRATA will be teaming up for the 10th Winterfresh SnoCore tour, according to Billboard.com. The trek will play 32 North American dates this winter and spring, beginning Jan. 22 in Vail, Colo., and wrapping March 13 Orlando, Fla. "Originally, we just wanted to go snowboarding and ...

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VOLBEAT To Support HELMET In Amsterdam

Danish metallers VOLBEAT will support HELMET at the Melkweg in Amsterdam, Holland on December 16. VOLBEAT's recently completed debut album, "The Strength/The Sound/The Songs", is expected to surface in early 2005 via New Aeon Media (a subsidiary of Holland's Karmageddon Media). The CD was recorded at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen ...

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Size Matters - HELMET

When listening to early HELMET, I always got this feeling of a massive wall of concrete rumbling across and flattening everything in its path. The band sounded so tight, so heavy, and so monolithic that it always generated a feeling of massive, controlled power. Frontman Page Hamilton's vocals veered effectively between a raging howl and ...

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PAGE HAMILTON: 'HELMET Is My Band'

HELMET mainman Page Hamilton recently told East Bay Express that after four albums and near-constant touring, HELMET's nine-year run screeched to a halt when bassist Henry Bogdan and drummer John Stanier had a bitter falling-out with their frontman after a particularly grueling tour. "We were really sick of each other," Hamilton says now. ...

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HELMET: PAGE HAMILTON Audio Interview Posted Online

HELMET mainman Page Hamilton was recently interviewed by Belgian radio VRT about the group's upcoming tour and HELMET's enduring influence on younger bands. Listen to audio of the interview at this location (Windows Media). HELMET new album, "Size Matters", was released earlier this month through Interscope Records. The CD was recorded by Ryan ...

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SOUNDSCAN REPORT: KORN, HELMET, NIGHTWISH, FATES WARNING

The following are notable heavy metal/hard rock U.S. sales debuts for the week ending October 12, 2004, as reported by Nielsen SoundScan (The Billboard 200 chart position included, where applicable): #4: KORN – "Greatest Hits, Vol. 1": 129,614 #121: HELMET – "Size Matters": 9,723 NIGHTWISH – "Once": 3,089 FATES WARNING – "FWX": 2,067 DRY KILL ...

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HELMET To Auction Off Guitar For Charity

HELMET, in support of Amnesty International, have signed an ESP LTF H -400 guitar, which is being auctioned at eBay. More information is available at the auction page. HELMET's new album, "Size Matters", is scheduled for release on October 5 through Interscope Records. The CD was recorded by Ryan Boesch, Chris Holmes, and ...

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METALLICA Members Don't See Eye-To-Eye On Hobbies

The METALLICA documentary "Some Kind of Monster" revealed drummer Lars Ulrich's fondness for art — much to the displeasure of band co-founder James Hetfield. Hetfield told Launch Radio Networks that he doesn't like Ulrich parading his hobby in public, although he admitted that Ulrich feels the same way about his love for hot rods and ...

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TOTIMOSHI To Tour With HELMET

Oakland, CA-based heavy rockers TOTIMOSHI will be supporting HELMET on 17 of their 24 U.S. tour dates beginning this October. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: TOTIMOSHI w/ HELMET: Oct. 24 - Slims - San Francisco, CA Nov. 06 - Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO (no HELMET) Nov. 12 - North Star - Philadelphia, ...

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HELMET's PAGE HAMILTON Talks Biking Accident

HELMET mainman Page Hamilton has spoken to Launch Radio Networks about the biking accident which resulted in a broken collarbone and a postponement in the band's album and tour. Says Hamilton: "I was up in Oregon with my family, and coming down the mountain. I just kinda came around a corner too fast and there ...

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HELMET Forced To Revise Tour Schedule Due To Injury

Due to a broken collar bone injury sustained by band leader Page Hamilton while mountain biking, HELMET have been forced to revise their tour dates and will now launch their first tour in seven years in early October. This news also affects the release date of "Size Matters" (Interscope), which has been moved to October ...

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HELMET: New Album Delayed Until October

Interscope Records has pushed back the projected release date of the new HELMET album, "Size Matters", to October 5 from the previously announced September 14. No reason was given for the delay. "Size Matters" was recorded by Ryan Boesch, Chris Holmes, and former NINE INCH NAILS keyboardist Charlie Clouser at Cello studios (formerly Western Recorders) ...

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HELMET Announce First Tour In Seven Years

As HELMET get ready to release their first album of new material in seven years — "Size Matters", due September 14 on Interscope Records — the band have announced a return to the road beginning September 17 in Atlanta. This five-week club swing marks their first trek in seven years and they’ll return to some ...

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NONPOINT To Film New Video In Los Angeles

NONPOINT will be filming the video for their new single, "The Truth", in Los Angeles next week. The video will be directed by Matt Bass who previously worked with the group on the "Endure" clip. NONPOINT will also be doing a four-song acoustic in-store performance at FYE #180 (29 West Town Mall) in Madison, WI ...

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HELMET, CLUTCH, KITTIE Confirmed For LOCOBAZOOKA 2004

HELMET, CLUTCH, JOSH TODD, KITTIE, MONSTER MAGNET and TESLA are among the bands confirmed to appear at Locobazooka 2004, a two-day event set to take place September 25-26 at the Fitchburg Municipal Airport in Fitchburg, MA. Also scheduled to appear are BREAKING BENJAMIN, CROSSFADE, DROPBOX, EARSHOT, SALIVA, SHINEDOWN, TANTRIC and UPO. For more information, click ...

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SCUM OF THE EARTH Set Release Date For Debut CD

SCUM OF THE EARTH, the new band featuring guitarists Riggs (ROB ZOMBIE) and Mike Tempesta (POWERMAN 5000), have set an October 26 release date through Eclipse Records for their debut CD, "Blah...blah...blah...Love Songs for the New Millennium". The CD is currently being mixed at Belt of Orion Studios in Hollywood, CA with Frank Gryner (ROB ...

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HELMET: New Album Preview Posted Online

A two-song preview of HELMET's new album, "Size Matters", is currently available at this location. "Size Matters", due on September 14 through Interscope Records, was recorded by Ryan Boesch, Chris Holmes, and former NINE INCH NAILS keyboardist Charlie Clouser at Cello studios (formerly Western Recorders) in Hollywood as well as Charlie's personal studio, ...

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BUSH Frontman GAVIN ROSSDALE Names New Band

BUSH frontman Gavin Rossdale has announced the name of his new band as INSTITUTE. In a posting at the BUSH web site, Rossdale said in part, "I have recorded 14 tracks for my record. The plan is to do three more in about a month so I am writing now. The plan is to go ...

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SCUM OF THE EARTH Launch Official Website

SCUM OF THE EARTH, the new band featuring guitarists Riggs (ROB ZOMBIE) and Mike Tempesta (POWERMAN 5000), have launched their official website at this location. As previously reported, SCUM OF THE EARTH are currently mixing their debut CD, "Blah...blah...blah...Love Songs for the New Millennium", at Belt of Orion Studios in Hollywood, CA for ...

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Epic - BORKNAGAR

It's a brave move to title an album like so with all the connotations that word has in the realms of metal. From DREAM THEATER to CANDLEMASS to MAYHEM and countless other less notables, many have strived to attain it and achieved it to varying degrees, whilst others have slopped forth a real mess of ...

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PAGE HAMILTON Explains Decision To Reactivate HELMET

HELMET mainman Page Hamilton has spoken to Billboard magazine about his decision to reactivate the seminal hard rock act with guitarist Chris Traynor, former WHITE ZOMBIE/TESTAMENT drummer John Tempesta and former ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello. "I never felt it was musically done," Hamilton said. "I always felt I had more HELMET records to write." With ...

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SCUM OF THE EARTH: ROB ZOMBIE, POWERMAN 5000 Guitarists Join Forces

SCUM OF THE EARTH, the new band featuring guitarists Riggs (ROB ZOMBIE) and Mike Tempesta (POWERMAN 5000), are currently mixing their debut CD, "Blah...blah...blah...Love Songs for the New Millennium", at Belt of Orion Studios in Hollywood, CA for a fall release through Eclipse Records. SYSTEM OF A DOWN's John Dolmayan and HELMET/ROB ZOMBIE drummer John ...

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