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LIVIDITY Add Second Guitarist

U.S. cult porn grinders LIVIDITY have announced the addition of second guitarist Shaun LaCanne (PUTRID PILE) to the group's ranks. Longtime guitar player/vocalist Matt Bishop will be laying down the axe due to a hand injury to his fret hand to focus full-time on lead vocals/frontman duties. "Now with a strong lineup intact, there will ...

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FRAMESHIFT Mastermind: SEBASTIAN BACH's Vocal Recording Gives Way To Veiled Violent Threats

ProgRock Records, the label behind Henning Pauly's FRAMESHIFT progressive rock project, has issued the following press release: "After recording an album about the ramifications of violence in society — FRAMESHIFT's 'An Absence of Empathy' — vocalist Sebastian Bach [ex-SKID ROW], on his website, has resorted to veiled threats of violence against FRAMESHIFT mastermind Henning Pauly. ...

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COLD Finalize 'A Different Kind Of Pain' Track Listing

According to Billboard.com, COLD have finalized the track listing for their new album, "A Different Kind of Pain", due on August 30 via Lava Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Year of the Spider" (Flip/Geffen) was recorded in Bearsville (N.Y.) Studios and Virginia's Studio Barbbarosa with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette (CHEVELLE, PUDDLE OF MUDD). The disc ...

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EYES OF FIRE: New Album Title Announced

Orange County-based quintet EYES OF FIRE have reportedly set "Prisons" as the title of their upcoming sophomore album, tentatively due October 4 via Century Media Records. The follow-up to last year's "Ashes to Embers" was produced by the band and mixed by Matt Bayles (MASTODON, ISIS, NORMA JEAN). The drums and bass were tracked at ...

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TRIVIUM's HEAFY Reveals Details Of 'Roadrunner All-Stars' CD

TRIVIUM's Matt Heafy has revealed more details about his contributions to the upcoming "Roadrunner All-Stars" record to mark Roadrunner Records' 25th anniversary. The full-length release will contain original musical collaborations between past and present Roadrunner artists. Approximately 50 musicians are expected to participate in this record, making it a most elaborate collaboration project. Four central ...

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ALARUM: 'Eventuality' To Receive European Release

Antipodean outfit ALARUM will finally get a European release for their highly praised "Eventuality" album on July 11 via Willowtip/Earache. Having developed their technical/progressive style of jazz-fusion-influenced death/thrash metal to include a variety of styles over the past few years, ALARUM are now recognized as one of Australia's premier metal bands. "Eventuality" was recorded through ...

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HATER: Former SOUNDGARDEN Bassist Announces West Coast Tour Dates

HATER, the band featuring Ben Shepherd (SOUNDGARDEN, MARCH OF CRIMES), Andrew Church (BROADCAST OBLIVION, THE DROO CHURCH), Bubba Dupree (THE VOID, MOBY) and Andy Duvall (ZEN GUERRILLA), will be hitting the road this August. The group will be pulling out material from both HATER records as well as some brand new material. Confirmed dates so ...

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PHARAOH Preparing For 'The Longest Night'

PHARAOH, the Pennsylvania-based four-piece featuring veteran vocal powerhouse Tim Aymar, best known for his work with Chuck Schuldiner's CONTROL DENIED, are nearing the completion of their second full-length album at MCR Studio. Entitled "The Longest Night", the follow-up to 2003's "After the Fire" is said to take the band's traditional metal sound in a more ...

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KISSWORLD Staging 'Closing Down Sale'

Kissworld, the first official KISS store in Melbourne, Australia, has issued the following statement regarding the store's current status: "Dear KISS fans, "Many of you have been wondering what the progress of the store is and after many months of discussions and negotiations, the store will no longer be proceeding as was originally envisaged. "Those ...

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TRIVIUM Seek 'Biggest Fans' For Upcoming Video Shoot

On Tuesday, June 21, TRIVIUM will be shooting a music video for their song "A Gunshot to the Head of Trepidation" in their hometown of Orlando, Fl. Ever the fan-friendly band, TRIVIUM are putting out the call for 300 of their biggest fans to come down and be a part of video. The band is ...

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AKERCOCKE Begin Recording New Album

U.K. death metallers AKERCOCKE have once again entered their very own Goat of Mendes studios in West London to record their fourth album. Tentatively titled "Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone", the CD promises to be the band's most ambitious project to date. "The new material is a progression again from 'Choronzon'," explains ...

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TWISTED SISTER's DEE SNIDER Leaving Philadelphia's 93.3 WMMR

According to Philly.com, TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider is leaving 93.3 WMMR. He's hosted a nighttime show for the station since August. Friday will be his last. The decision to leave was Snider's, says WMMR program director Bill Weston. Weston says Dee wants to spend more time with his family. The odd part is that ...

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HIMSA Part Ways With Guitarist, Announce Replacement

Seatle's HIMSA have parted ways with guitarist Matt Wicklund and have replaced him with returning axeman Sammi Curr. Curr, a key member of the band for a number of years through the release of 2003's "Courting Tragedy and Disaster" album, will be back touring with the band on their Dirty Black Summer Tour beginning today ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: Lineup For Solo Tour Announced

Legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) has announced the lineup for his upcoming short summer tour, which is scheduled to begin Friday, June 17 in Lancaster, California. Lynch will be playing all the familiar hits from DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB, George's solo records "Sacred Groove" and "Furious George" plus songs from the "Stone House" sessions ...

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ROADRUNNER 'All-Stars' Album: Progress Includes New Captain And New Team Members

Roadrunner Records has advanced in the process of putting together the groundbreaking "Roadrunner All-Stars" record to mark the label's 25th anniversary. The full-length release will contain original musical collaborations between past and present Roadrunner artists. Approximately 50 musicians are expected to participate in this record, making it a most elaborate collaboration project. Four central musicians ...

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YAKUZA: New Album Track Listing Revealed

Chicago's experimental hardcore/metal band YAKUZA have finalized the track listing for the follow-up to 2002's critically acclaimed CD "Way of the Dead" (Century Media). Entitled "Samsara", the CD was recorded at Volume studios (PELICAN, VENOMOUS CONCEPT) in Chicago with producer Matt Bayles (ISIS, MASTODON, PEARL JAM) and features a wide variety of musical guests, including ...

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ALL THAT REMAINS Seek Actress For Video

ALL THAT REMAINS, the Massachusetts-based act featuring former SHADOWS FALL vocalist Philip Labonte, have sent the following message to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "We are currently looking for a female to appear in their next video for the song 'Tattered on My Sleeve'. It is being shot in New York City on Friday, June 17th. We need someone ...

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PAUL SHORTINO Heads New Metal Project

According to a posting on MelodicRock.com, vocalist Paul Shortino (ROUGH CUTT, QUIET RIOT) has formed a new metal project with Ira Black (VICIOUS RUMORS) on guitar, Matt Thorn (ROUGH CUTT, JAILHOUSE) on bass and Patrick Johansson (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on drums. The band's sound is said to follow a "hard-rocking, heavy-metal" direction with some thrash overtones. ...

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ALL THAT REMAINS Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Replacement

ALL THAT REMAINS, the Massachusetts-based act featuring former SHADOWS FALL vocalist Philip Labonte, have posted the following message on their official web site: "We officially announce that Matt Deis [bass] has left the band to pursue other exciting avenues. We are sad to see Matt go, but it was his decision, and he will be ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: One Year Later

Launch Radio Networks reports: It was one year ago today that VELVET REVOLVER released its debut album, "Contraband". No one knew if the pairing of former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer Scott Weiland with several ex-members of GUNS N' ROSES would be successful, but months of touring, nearly two million copies sold, and a Grammy win ...

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DAVE GROHL: NIRVANA 'Ripped Off' UNLEASHED Song

An early track by the Swedish death metal legends UNLEASHED was the basis of an unreleased NIRVANA song that was close to appearing on the band's "With The Lights Out" box set, ex-NIRVANA drummer/current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl revealed to Sweden's Close-Up magazine during a recent interview. ”You know what’s funny?! I ...

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ROYAL ANGUISH Sign With Holland's FEAR DARK RECORDS

Florida-based extreme metal act ROYAL ANGUISH have inked a deal with Holland's Fear Dark. The group's first release for the label will be a limited-edition version of ROYAL ANGUISH's most recent EP, entitled "Tales of Sullen Eyes", tentatively due late summer. The EP was recorded at Mana Studios in Tampa, Florida (HATE ETERNAL, INTO THE ...

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