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VOIVOD: Photos Of PIGGY's Guitar-Burning Tribute Posted Online

Several photos have been posted online of the symbolic burning of late VOIVOD guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour's guitar, which took place immediately following Piggy's funeral services, held on September 1 in Jonquière, Quebec. Check out pictures of VOIVOD frontman Denis "Snake" Belanger carrying the case containing Piggy's guitar and setting it on fire before placing ...

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GOD FORBID To Guest On SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO's 'Hard Attack'

GOD FORBID will be the featured guests on Sirius Satellite Radio's "Hard Attack" channel today (Sept. 14) beginning at 6:00 p.m. EST. The band will debut tracks off their new CD, "IV: Constitution Of Treason", due on September 20 via Century Media Records. Be sure to catch GOD FORBID on "Hard Attack" at the following ...

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GOD FORBID: New E-Card Available

A new GOD FORBID e-card, featuring exclusive downloads, an all-new photo gallery, buddy icons, tour dates and an exclusive preview of the making-of-the-album documentary can be accessed at this location. GOD FORBID's highly anticipated new album, "IV: Constitution of Treason", is scheduled for release on September 20 through Century Media Records. The CD ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Bassist To Join SOUL ASYLUM For Two Shows

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson (ex-REPLACEMENTS) will be joining SOUL ASYLUM for two shows as a tribute to SOUL ASYLUM's late bass player Karl Mueller, who died in June 2005 following a year-long battle with throat cancer. Stinson recently completed a solo tour in support of his solo debut, "Village Gorilla Head", which was ...

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VOIVOD: Family And Friends Say Final Goodbye To PIGGY

Former VOIVOD members Jean-Yves Theriault (a.k.a. Blacky) and Eric Forrest were among the attendees at the funeral services for VOIVOD guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour, who died last Friday (Aug. 26) in a Montreal hospital from complications of advanced colon cancer. The services were held Thursday morning (September 1) in Jonquière, Quebec and were capped off ...

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VOIVOD To Complete New Album As A Tribute To Fallen Guitarist

VOIVOD drummer Michel "Away" Langevin has told Montreal's La Presse that the group are planning on releasing an album of new material written prior to the passing of VOIVOD guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour. "Denis asked us to utilize the tracks he had recorded [during the pre-production process for the new CD]," Langevin said. "He wanted ...

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Ex-FORBIDDEN Guitarist: PIGGY Was One Of 'Greatest Innovators'

Former FORBIDDEN/MANMADEGOD and current SPIRALARMS guitarist Craig Locicero has issued the following statement regarding the passing of VOIVOD guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour: "First off, I must say how saddend by the passing of Piggy (Denis). My heartfelt condolences to his family and his band members. "Now that I've had a couple of days to really ...

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Gold Becomes Sacrifice - CANNAE

CANNAE's third album and the first one I've heard, "Gold Becomes Sacrifice", snorts, snarls, and kicks 90-pound weaklings in the face. As far as sheer heaviness is concerned, the quintet leaves bomb craters in its wake. Except for the brief instrumental, "Collapse", "Gold Becomes Sacrifice" continues to throw punch after punch. On the downside, the ...

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Longtime Metal Journalist Pays Tribute To Fallen VOIVOD Guitarist

Longtime metal journalist and BLABBERMOUTH.NET contributor Don Kaye has issued the following statement regarding the passing of VOIVOD guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour: "It was almost exactly twenty years ago that I first met the members of VOIVOD, including guitarist Denis 'Piggy' D'Amour. I had been following their career for a year before that, through demos ...

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Former EVANESCENCE Guitarist Writing Material For LINDSAY LOHAN

Former EVANSCENCE guitarist Ben Moody is working with Lindsay Lohan on material for her second solo album, according to People magazine. The follow-up to Lohan's "Speak" debut (2004) is expected sometime next year. Moody is currently puting the finishing touches on his first solo album, "Can't Regret What You Can't Remember", tentatively due in the ...

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New DROWNING POOL Singer Did 'Adequate' Job At Dallas OZZFEST

According to the Star-Telegram, new DROWING POOL singer Ryan McCombs (formerly of SOIL) did an "adequate job" covering the group's four-year-old songs such as "Sinner" during the band's debut live appearance with McCombs at yesterday's Ozzfest in Dallas, Texas. However, during their 20-minute set, "the band never acknowledged the obvious — folks, here's our new ...

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UFO's PAUL RAYMOND: U.S. Tour Recap

UFO keyboardist Paul Raymond has issued the following recap of the group's recent U.S. tour: "Well, I'm just back from the U.S. tour, still a bit jet-lagged but very happy about the great reception we got Stateside. Things started out on the east coast, with sound ticket sales and enthusiastic audiences. Jeff Kollman stepped in ...

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MEGADETH's MUSTAINE Joined By Fans During 'Headbanger's Ball' Taping

The following message was posted on MEGADETH's official web site: "At 11:30 a.m. this morning, August 24, 'Headbanger's Ball' was taped at the MTV studios with Dave Mustaine hosting the show along with six MEGADETH fans who were invited to ask Dave questions on the air!! "Thanks to: Annie Rolando (Megannie), Ricky Pohly (MyNextJobisYOU791), Faith ...

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VOIVOD Guitarist Is 'Very Ill'

VOIVOD's official web site has been updated with the following message: "Our good friend and guitar hero Denis D'Amour (a.k.a. Piggy) is very ill. We are helping Denis in every way that we can to feel comfortable while he fights to get healthy. Denis is a very private person and does not want to make ...

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GOD FORBID: New Song Available For Download

A new GOD FORBID song, entitled "Chains of Humanity", is now available for free download at www.fuse.tv/metal (make sure pop-up blocker is off or just hold the control key). "Chains of Humanity" comes off the group's highly anticipated new album, "IV: Constitution of Treason", due in stores September 20 through Century Media Records. ...

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SHADOWS FALL's BITTNER: European Drum Clinics Announced

SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner will be participating in the following drum clinics in September: Sep. 25 - Drummer Live in London Sep. 26 - Hamburg @ Amptown Music Sep. 27 - Ibbenbüren @ Musik Produktiv Sep. 28 - Karlsruhe @ Rockshop Commented Bittner: "I was asked to participate in Drummer Live last year and ...

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DRY KILL LOGIC To Release New Album Next Spring

DRY KILL LOGIC frontman Cliff Rigano has issued the following update: "No rest for the wicked… After Gigantour ends, we will be embarking on the 'New Level of Aggression II' tour, presented by Vestal, which will run from September 12 through October 25 and take us back around the U.S. one more time. We will ...

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NEURAXIS: Another New Song Available For Download

Montreal-based NEURAXIS have posted a second MP3 ("Shatter the Wisdom") from their upcoming fourth album, "Trilateral Progression". Download it at this location. "Trilateral Progression" is scheduled for release on September 13 via Willowtip Records. A European release will follow on Earache Records. The album was engineered by Yannick St-Amand (DESPISED ICON) and was ...

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VOIVOD: More DVD Releases Planned

Legendary Canadian metallers VOIVOD, who will be issuing first DVD in October covering the band's original lineup period (1983-1991), are tentatively planning on releasing two more DVDs during the coming months. "DVOD-2" will contain footage shot during the Eric Forrest era of the band, while "DVOD-3" will cover the band's current lineup, which includes former ...

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