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RIKETS To Release Debut EP In November

RIKETS, the new metal "supergroup" made up of former members of SWITCHED, THE BEDROOM ALL-STARS, and ERASE THE GREY, will be releasing their debut EP, entitled "Anything for the Devil", via the Internet on November 23. The six-song EP was produced by Ben Schigel (CHIMAIRA, SWITCHED) and mixed by Logan Mader (MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY, MEDICATION). ...

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Bassist SCOTT SORRY Quits AMEN

Bassist Scott Sorry is the latest AMEN member to announce his departure from the group. Sorry's official statement on the matter is as follows: "O.K. bitches here is the deal. I have decided to leave AMEN. "The first person I met when I joined AMEN was Matty [former AMEN guitarist Matt Montgomery]. He, [former AMEN ...

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Former AMEN Guitarist Joins MURDERDOLLS Frontman's Solo Band

MURDERDOLLS frontman Wednesday 13 has secured the services of former AMEN guitarist Matt "Pig" Montgomery for the his "Look What The Bats Dragged In" November European solo tour. Commented Wednesday: " 'Pig' is the perfect guy for this. We're both horror movie junkies, and the whole reason we got into music in the first place ...

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SHADOWS FALL: New Album Streamed Online

SHADOWS FALL's brand-new CD, "The War Within", will be streamed on MTV.com in its entirety leading up to the album's release on September 21. Fans now have less than a week to preview the album at this location. SHADOWS FALL will be the featured guests on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" this Saturday night, Sept. ...

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EXODUS To Recruit Former WARDANCE Singer For South American Tour

EXODUS will likely be utilizing the services of singer John Miller for their South American tour, which scheduled to kick off Friday (Sept. 17) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Miller is a local Bay Area singer who had previously played with EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt and drummer Tom Hunting in WARDANCE, the ill-fated mid-'90s act that ...

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Singer ZETRO SOUZA Quits EXODUS (Again)

Vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza has quit EXODUS on the eve of the band's South American headlining tour, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. Although EXODUS have attributed Zetro's absence from the trek to an illness suffered by the singer during the band's recently completed Japanese tour, Souza is said to have in fact left the group over ...

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BURIED INSIDE Sign To RELAPSE RECORDS

Ottawa, Canada quintet BURIED INSIDE have inked a deal with Relapse Records. The group's Relapse debut, "Chronoclast", is scheduled for release in early 2005. A special November 9, 2004 Canadian release date is expected. BURIED INSIDE "combine aggression with melody to create their own style of sleek and powerful heavy music," according to a press ...

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Former BLACK SABBATH, KROKUS Singers To Tour With WHOLE LOTTA METAL

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin, PHENOMENA frontman Matt Moreton and ex-KROKUS vocalist Carl Sentance will be touring with the U.K. rock show known as WHOLE LOTTA METAL beginning in early February 2005. The show, which toured early 2004 to "brilliant" reviews, reportedly features music from such bands as SABBATH, LED ZEPPELIN and JUDAS PRIEST. ...

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SINGLE BULLET THEORY To Film Video This Weekend

Philadelphia's technical metal newcomers SINGLE BULLET THEORY will be shooting a brand new video for the song "Hollowed Out" on September 11 in Ardmore and Langhorne, PA. The video will be directed by Jay Bones and is designed to be a performance video. "Hollowed Out" is taken from of the band's brand new disc, "Behind ...

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KISS To Kick Off CHEVY ROCK N' ROLL WEEKEND

WhoWon.com reports: Kevin Harvick, Inc.'s No. 6 Chevrolet Silverado will don the special paint scheme of America's legendary rock band KISS in Thursday night's (Sept. 9) running of the Kroger 200 at Richmond International Raceway. Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 6 GM Goodwrench truck for KHI, will be the first of three ...

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SHADOWS FALL, DAMAGEPLAN Comment On Upcoming Tour

SHADOWS FALL are set to embark on a massive co-headlining U.S. tour with DAMAGEPLAN this fall. The trek, scheduled to begin on October 27 and run through December 9, covers major markets and will see both SHADOWS FALL and DAMAGEPLAN swapping the closing spot each night, which will also feature THE HAUNTED in the support ...

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HATEBREED's MATT BYRNE To Write For DRUM! Magazine

Beginning next month, HATEBREED drummer Matt Byrne will be writing drum lessons and exercises for Drum! magazine. Byrne's contributions will be available in the back of the magazine in the "Practice Pad" section. As previously reported, HATEBREED singer Jamey Jasta's clothing line Hatewear Incorporated is now available online via the HotTopic.com web site ...

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LIVIDITY Part Ways With Drummer, Seek Replacement

U.S. cult porn grinders LIVIDITY have parted ways with drummer James Whitehurst for "personal reasons" and are currently seeking a replacement. "We are based out of the Peoria, IL. / Champaign, IL. area in the Midwest USA and are currently working on our fifth release," the band write in a press release. "Influences range from ...

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SINGLE BULLET THEORY To Record NON-FICTION Cover For Upcoming EP

Philadelphia-based SINGLE BULLET THEORY have announced plans to record a cover of NON-FICTION's "Into the Ground" for an upcoming EP, tentatively due in early 2005. "As some of you may know, I had the great pleasure of performing on the new Dan Lorenzo [ex-HADES/NON-FICTION guitarist] CD 'Nice Being Alone'," SINGLE BULLET THEORY vocalist/guitarist Matt Difabio ...

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CAMP FREDDY: Live Dates Announced

CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-GUNS N' ROSES/THE CULT drummer Matt Sorum, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan), have lined up the following shows during September/October: Sep. 04 – NASCAR Event ...

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THE ETERNAL: 'Down' Video Posted Online

Australian melodic doom metal band THE ETERNAL (formerly CRYPTAL DARKNESS) have uploaded their video for the track "Down" at their official web site. "Down" comes off the group's acclaimed debut album, "The Sombre Light of Isolation", available now through Finland's Firebox Records. THE ETERNAL, who recently parted ways with guitarist Chris Burton and ...

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ODIUS MORTEM Sign With UNIQUE LEADER RECORDS

California-based brutal death metallers ODIUS MORTEM have inked a deal with Unique Leader Records. The group's full-length debut, "Devouring the Prophecy", was recorded at Legion Studios and was engineered and mixed by Matt Sotelo. A fall release is expected. "Devouring the Prophecy" (view cover here) track listing: 01. Debacle by Cephalopod 02. Caverns ...

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