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CHIMAIRA Guitarist To Play Reunion Show With ASCENSION

CHIMAIRA guitarist Matt DeVries will be teaming up with his old bandmates ASCENSION for a reunion show at Peabody's Down Under in Cleveland, Ohio on December 18. Also scheduled to perform are STATE OF CONVICTION (featuring J-Mann, formerly of MUSHROOMHEAD), RINGWORM, SOULLESS and DEAD EVEN. CHIMAIRA recently issued their first DVD, "The Dehumanizing Process", via ...

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RESURGE To Record New Demo

RESURGE, the new band featuring guitarist Dave Urban (ex-25 TA LIFE, FACTION ZERO) and drummer Bryan Essing (ex-BLITZSPEER), will shortly commence work on a new three-song demo with producer Matt Clark (GODHEAD, MARCY PLAYGROUND, FREAKHOUSE). The New Jersey-based group, whose lineup is completed by vocalist Chris Reece and bassist Rob Grove, have launched their official ...

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TWISTED TOWER DIRE Hard At Work On New Album

Virginia's "classic metal" act TWISTED TOWER DIRE are currently at Killabrew Studios in Annandale, VA with producer Matt Crooks (DIVISION) recording their fourth album, "Netherworlds", for Germany's Remedy Records. The track listing for the CD includes: 01. Starshine 02. Netherworlds 03. Fortress 04. Casualty of Cruel Times 05. Tales of Submission 06. The Killing Kind ...

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5 BILLION DEAD: 'It Was Never' Video Posted Online

5 BILLION DEAD, the Orlando, Florida-based metal band featuring EQUINOX singer/bassist Matt Wagner, and DNS singer/artist Strain, have posted a sample video of their track "It Was Never", taken from their debut EP. The video is available for viewing in the "Media" section of the group's official web site. 5 BILLION DEAD, will ...

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EXHUMED Announce New Bassist, Reveal More Cover Album Details

Californian gore-metallers EXHUMED have revealed a partial list of songs that will appear on their upcomining covers CD, entitled "Regurgitated Requiems: Garbage Daze Re-Regurgitated". Recordings for the effort will begin the week after the Thanksgiving holiday, and will take place in Los Angeles, Canada, and the Bay Area. Songs set to appear on the album ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: Tensions On The Road Run High

VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Dave Kushner recently told Entertainment Weekly (EW.com) that the group's decision to do away with their drug-fueled lifestyle of the past doesn't necessarily equal stability. "You don't need drugs and alcohol to have drama," said Kushner. "Sometimes the absence of it makes it worse. You've got five big egos, you've ...

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SINGLE BULLET THEORY Added To AMORPHIS' North American Tour

Philadelphia's technical metal newcomers SINGLE BULLET THEORY have been added to the U.S. tour featuring veteran Finnish metal band AMORPHIS, BEYOND THE EMBRACE and INTO ETERNITY. SINGLE BULLET THEORY will be touring in support of their brand new disc, "Behind Eyes of Hatred", recently released by Crash Music Inc. The record was produced by James ...

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EXHUMED Announce New Drummer, Schedule DVD Shoot

Californian gore-metallers EXHUMED have announced the addition of Canadian drummer Matt Connell (ex-FUCK THE FACTS, EXPERIMENT IN TERROR) to the group's ranks. "EXHUMED would like to extend a 'fuck yeah!' to Connell, who replaces founding member Col Jones (who left the band in 2003, shortly after the recording of 'Anatomy is Destiny')," the group write ...

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TRIVIUM Announce New Bassist/Vocalist

Orlando, Florida's TRIVIUM have announced the addition of bassist/vocalist Paolo Gregoletto (ex-METAL MILITIA) to the group's ranks. "Paolo not only brings his musical talents and skills to TRIVIUM, he brings a determined, can-do attitude and a positive energy that fits extremely well with who we are, what we are about and what we like to ...

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COLD Part Ways With Guitarist EDDIE RENDINI

COLD have parted ways with guitarist Eddie Rendini (ex-DARWIN'S WAITING ROOM). In a posting on the group's official message board, Rendini explained the circumstances behind his departure from the group: "I have been getting alot of emails and [private messages] concerning the news of me 'leaving' COLD. Although I can't really give an accurate reason, ...

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HARKONIN: New Music Samples Posted Online

HARKONIN, the St. Louis, Missouri-based "blackened war metal" act featuring former EULOGY drummer Clayton Gore, have uploaded three preview track segments from their new album to be recorded "very soon." These are rehearsal tracks and should be listened to with that knowledge — no vocals, no production, etc.," the band write in a press release. ...

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CODESEVEN To Tour With A STATIC LULLABY, HOPESFALL

North Carolina's CODESEVEN will be embarking on a nationwide this fall alongside A STATIC LULLABY and HOPESFALL. The group will be supporting their latest album, "Dancing Echoes/Dead Sounds", which was produced by Michael Birnbaum (COHEED & CAMBRIA, STRAYLIGHT RUN). A video for "All The Best Dreams" was directed by Dale Resteghini (FEAR FACTORY, GOD FORBID, ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE: New Album Details Revealed

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, have completed work on their sophomore album, "Middle of Nowhere", due in late February 2005 through AFM Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Watching In Silence", "Middle of Nowhere" was produced by Stevens with Jim Morris and Dan Campbell and features the songwriting ...

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TOOL Bassist To Perform With ISIS

According to Toolband.com, TOOL bassist Justin Chancellor will be sitting in with Boston indie-metal behemoths ISIS during a couple of live performances in California. Chancellor will play on "Altered Course", the track he guested on on ISIS' latest CD, "Panopticon", available now on Ipecac Records. First up is a show at Glass House ...

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Don't Call VELVET REVOLVER A 'Supergroup'

While VELVET REVOLVER's combination of former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash, Duff McKagan, and Matt Sorum, ex-STONE TEMPLE PILOTS frontman Scott Weiland, and Dave Kushner, who has played guitar in several great rock bands would be considered a "supergroup," Kushner recoils at the term. "I couldn't have put together a better band. And not just ...

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TESTAMENT/PAINMUSEUM Guitarist To Embark On Clinic Tour

Former HALFORD and current TESTAMENT/PAINMUSEUM guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak will embark on the next leg of the "Flurry Of The Black Notes Guitar Clinic Tour 2004" later this month. Hear the latest metal gear products and get your answers straight from Metal Mike. Attendance at the clinics is free, but get there early for best ...

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New REPULSION, DISSECTION Live Photos Posted Online

France's Noiseweb webzine has posted a bunch of photos from last weekend's Tatoo The Mind Festival in Seichamps and Amnéville. Check out pictures of REPULSION making their first European appearance since 1985 (now featuring guitarist Matt Harvey from EXHUMED and the drummer Col Jones from CRETIN/EXHUMED) and DISSECTION making their continental European debut ...

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EXHUMED Preparing Double DVD, Album Of Cover Songs

Californian gore-metallers EXHUMED have posted the following update on their official web site: "Well, in the spirit of all things EXHUMED, the band's optimism has outstripped their productivity. The EXHUMED boys are still in the middle of the process of compiling archival footage for the DVD. The good news is that the project has been ...

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LINKIN PARK Win RADIO MUSIC Awards

LINKIN PARK grabbed the "Alternative Rock Song of the Year" (for "Numb") and "Rock Artist of the Year" at the 2004 Radio Music Awards at the Aladdin hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip Monday night (Oct. 25). As previously reported, a CD/DVD package titled "Collision Course" featuring a mash-up collaboration between LINKIN PARK and rapper ...

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Former TESTAMENT Guitarist To Tour With TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA

Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick will be performing with TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA (East) at the following dates in November/December: Nov. 11 - Charleston WV @ Municipal Aud Theater Nov. 12 – Louisville, KY @ Palace Theater Nov. 13 - Ft Wayne IN @ Allen County War Memorial Nov. 14 – Akron, OH @ Akron Civic Center ...

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LINKIN PARK's Collaboration With JAY-Z To Be Released Next Month

A CD/DVD package titled "Collision Course" featuring a mash-up collaboration between LINKIN PARK and rapper Jay-Z reportedly will be released Nov. 30. The CD features six tracks recorded by the band and the rapper in a studio with LINKIN PARK MC Mike Shinoda producing, while the DVD documents LINKIN PARK and Jay-Z's July 18 onstage ...

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SINGLE BULLET THEORY: The Making Of The 'Hollowed Out' Video

SINGLE BULLET THEORY vocalist/guitarist Matt Difabio has written an article for Philadelphia's CityPaper.net about the making of the video for the song "Hollowed Out", off the group's brand new disc, "Behind Eyes of Hatred". "We get a tip that there is this abandoned asbestos factory up in Ambler that has been vacant since the early ...

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REPULSION Part Ways With Guitarist, Announce Replacement

Guitarist Aaron Freeman has left death metal/grindcore pioneers REPULSION "due to other commitments," according to a posting on the group's web site. "Unfortunately this is a permanent decision. He will be sorely missed. "Taking over guitar duties will be EXHUMED's Matt Harvey. We are very excited to have him aboard, thanks Matt!!!" In other news, ...

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UNHOLY GHOST Announce New Drummer

UNHOLY GHOST, the band featuring PESSIMIST founder/guitarist Kelly McLauchlin and former DIABOLIC members Jerry Mortellaro (guitars) and Paul Ouellette (bass/vocals), have announced the addition of drummer David Breazeal to the group's ranks. David Breazeal played previously in CAULDRON, a Tampa, FL-area metal band featuring guitarist Kelly McLauchlin as well as frontman Matt Barlow (who later ...

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Heavy Metal Calendar Coming Soon

Beginning in November, Black Planet will be offering for sale its 2005 Heavy Metal Calendar. This full-color month-to-month wall calendar features the stunning concert photography of Matt Johnsen (Metal Maniacs) and a whirlwind of heavy metal trivia. Metal fans will find a reason to celebrate and commemorate nearly each day of the year, whether it ...

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COLD Announce New Album Title

COLD have set "And a Sad Song Lives On" as the title of their new album, tentatively due early next year via the group's new label, Atlantic. The band will commence pre-production on the CD on October 14 with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette (CHEVELLE, IGGY POP). Back in April, COLD parted ways with guitarist Kelly ...

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SOCIETY 1: DVD Details Revealed

SOCETY 1 have set a November 29 release date for their first-ever DVD, "Fearing the Exit". Included on the disc will be the following: * The entire record-breaking "Suspension Show", filmed live at The Key Club in LA in March 2004. See history being made as Matt "The Lord" Zane becomes the first rock singer ...

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SHADOWS FALL Enter Billboard Chart At No. 20!

SHADOWS FALL's "The War Within" has sold 39,251 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at No. 20 on The Billboard 200 chart. "The War Within" is the follow-up to 2002's "The Art of Balance", which has shifted 107,071 units to date in the United States, according to Nielsen ...

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