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KORN Readying 'Funky, Heavy, Melodic' New Album

Revolver magazine recently spoke with KORN frontman Jonathan Davis and bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu about the band's forthcoming ninth album, which is said to be a return to the group's earlier sound. "We experimented with a lot of cool stuff on our last two records [2005's 'See You On The Other Side' and ...

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PEARL JAM Frontman Sued For Changing Lyrics

The Pulse of Radio reports that PEARL JAM frontman Eddie Vedder has been sued by a Canadian singer/songwriter for changing the lyrics to a song that he wrote. According to the New York Post, Vedder cut a version of Gordon Peterson's tune "Hard Sun" for inclusion on the soundtrack of the 2007 Sean Penn-directed movie ...

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Fed Through The Teeth Machine - THE RED CHORD

I'm going to cut to the chase, lay it all out and just say that this is one bad-ass album. From the artwork, to the title down to the adrenalized tech/grind riffery; "Fed Through The Teeth Machine" is hands down one of 2009's most punishing and pummeling drops. Then again, this is THE RED CHORD, ...

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SUFFOCATION: European Tour Announced

New York death/grind legends SUFFOCATION will embark on a European headlining tour in March/April 2010. Support on the trek will come from ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY, NERVECELL, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE and BURNING THE MASSES. Commented SUFFOCATION vocalist Frank Mullen: "We look forward to crushing skulls and dropping some brutality on Europe!" The dates are as follows: ...

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SUFFOCATION: 'Cataclysmic Purification' Video Released

"Cataclysmic Purification", the new video from New York-based extreme metal legends SUFFOCATION, can be viewed below. The clip was directed by David Brodsky (ARSIS, GOD FORBID, KATAKLYSM, SWASHBUCKLE) with animation by Tim Kellen. Comented SUFFOCATION bassist Derek Boyer: "'Cataclysmic Purification' audibly portrays a calamitous future approaching. With this song and the rest of the [new ...

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MERCENARY Parts Ways With Drummer, Singer And Keyboardist

Guitarist Jakob Mølbjerg of Danish metallers MERCENARY has issued the following update: "Well, well, changes that have been underway for a long time can sometimes come about in the blink of an eye. "Last week, Mike [Park Nielsen, drums] told us that he wanted to leave the band permanently. The rest of us did some ...

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MASTODON To Guest On MTV2's 'Headbangers Ball'

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON will guest on "Headbangers Ball" on Saturday, December 19. "Headbangers Ball" airs Saturday nights/Sunday mornings at 2:00 a.m. ET/PT on MTV2. MASTODON performed the song "Divinations" live on the October 30 edition of NBC-TV's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon". Watch video of the performance below. MASTODON has written the score to ...

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Walpurgis Rites-Hexenwahn - BELPHEGOR

I still remember reviewing 2003's "Lucifer Incestus", and here I am already reviewing my fifth BELPHEGOR CD, "Walpurgis Rites-Hexenwahn". It seems that the Austrian act has gotten even more prolific these past few years. What is far more impressive than the sheer number of albums in a relatively short time span is the inarguable fact ...

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ZÜÜL: New Song Available For Streaming

Planet Metal is now streaming the ZÜÜL song "Warriors" on its MySpace page. The track comes from the southern Illinois-based band's recently-completed debut album, "Out of Time". Nearly a year in the making and produced by the band themselves, the album "harnesses the freshness, power, and integrity of such classic debut records as ...

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MASTODON Performs On 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon'; Video Available

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON performed the song "Divinations" live on last night's (Thursday, October 30) edition of NBC-TV's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon". Watch video of the performance below. MASTODON has written the score to "Jonah Hex", the comic-book Western/horror film starring Josh Brolin in the lead role, with support from John Malkovich, Megan Fox, ...

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MASTODON Bassist Talks About Scoring 'Jonah Hex' Film

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON have written the score to "Jonah Hex", the comic-book Western/horror film starring Josh Brolin in the lead role, with support from John Malkovich, Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Michael Fassbender and Michael Shannon. The movie is based on the DC comic series about a horribly scarred antihero who is "a rough-and-tumble gunslinger ...

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ROUGH SILK's FERDY DOERNBERG To Release Solo Album

English/German slide guitar/keyboard player and singer/songwriter Ferdy Doernberg (ROUGH SILK) has completed work on his new solo album, "Travelling Light", for a December release via Rebellion Records. Most of the CD was recorded at Ferdy's studio (the Droehnwerk) in Bad Nenndorf, with additional recordings that took place in New York City and Hamburg. It was ...

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MY RUIN Signs With TIEFDRUCK-MUSIK

MY RUIN — the Los Angeles based rock duo featuring lead screamer Tairrie B and husband/guitarist Mick Murphy — has inked a new deal with Tiefdruck-Musik. The band will enter the studio this month to begin recording its sixth full-length album, "Ghosts and Good Stories", for an early 2010 release. Commented Tiefdruck-Musik founder Daniel Heerdmann: ...

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STARRING JANET LEIGH: 'Ex You' Video Released

"Ex You", the new video from the Canadian metal outfit STARRING JANET LEIGH, can be viewed below. The shoot went down during the band's performance as part of the Montreal Assault Tour which also featured DESPISED ICON, BENEATH THE MASSACRE, CARNIFEX, BLIND WITNESS and THE LAST FELONY. The live footage captured at the show was ...

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CAMP FREDDY To Perform At Surfrider Foundation's '25th Anniversary Gala'

CAMP FREDDY — the Los Angeles-based "jam" band featuring Dave Navarro (JANE'S ADDICTION, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS), Billy Morrison (ex-THE CULT bassist, current CIRCUS DIABLO vocalist), Matt Sorum (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Donovan Leitch (son of legendary folk singer Donovan), and Chris Chaney (JANE'S ADDICTION, ALANIS MORRISETTE) — will perform at Surfrider Foundation's 25th ...

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ANVIL CHORUS: Video Footage Of 'Terminator' Performance Available

Influential '80s progressive NWOSFHM (New Wave of San Francisco Heavy Metal) band ANVIL CHORUS performed at the resurrection of Terminator, once San Francisco's "rockingest" weekly dance club, on July 17, 2009. Video footage of the performance and interview clips with several musicians who attended the event — including current and former members of EXODUS and ...

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ANVIL CHORUS: 'The Killing Sun' Album Details Revealed

Rockadrome Records has set a September 29 release date for "The Killing Sun", the new album from the influential '80s progressive NWOSFHM (New Wave of San Francisco Heavy Metal) band ANVIL CHORUS. Nearly three decades after the group's formation and a couple years after their recent reformation, this legendary underground band unleashes its full-length debut. ...

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ANVIL Interviewed On CBC's 'Q' Show; Video Available

Jian Ghomeshi of CBC's cultural affairs show "Q" conducted an interview with ANVIL members Steve "Lips" Kudlow (vocals, guitar) and Robb Reiner (drums) on March 16, 2009. The 17-minute chat can be viewed below. ANVIL, considered a major influence for a generation of hard rockers including METALLICA, SLAYER, ANTHRAX, and GUNS N' ROSES, was the ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO's Video Tribute To MARCEL JACOB

A beautiful memorial video has been created by Gary Schutt at the request of singer Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, JOURNEY, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) to commemorate the undisputed talent of bassist Marcel Jacob (TALISMAN, YNGWIE MAMSTEEN). The video includes the final footage of Marcel performing with the W.E.T. project (featuring Soto) in their new promo video. The ...

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MEGADETH Drummer Discusses 'Endgame'

PureGrainAudio.com recently conducted an interview with MEGADETH drummer Shawn Drover. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. PureGrainAudio.com: Now I've read that MEGADETH's twelfth studio album is very close to being completed in the studio. Can you let us in on any news about its sound or what we can expect? ...

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