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MUDVAYNE: New Album To Surface In The Fall

After opening for METALLICA on the band's Summer Sanitarium tour, MUDVAYNE spent the holidays recuperating before starting work on the quartet's third, as-yet-untitled, Epic Records release. Scheduled for this fall, the upcoming album follows the success of MUDVAYNE's first two albums — "L.D. 50" (2000) and "The End of All Things to Come" (2002) — ...

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CODESEVEN Sign With EQUAL VISION RECORDS

North Carolina's CODESEVEN have officially joined the Equal Vision Records roster. Originally formed back in 1995 by three brothers (James, Jon, and Matt Tuttle), CODESEVEN have seen a tremendous evolution throughout their history. Most recently the band released "The Rescue" (The Music Cartel) in May of 2002, which saw a slight departure from the bands ...

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JAG PANZER Guitarist Apologizes For IN FLAMES Remarks

JAG PANZER guitarist Mark Briody has issued an apology over his previous statement regarding the circumstances that led IN FLAMES vocalist Anders Fridén to refer to ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer as "the only person on this planet that I can't stand." As previously reported, Fridén slammed Schaffer in a recent interview over ...

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KING DIAMOND Drummer Records Track For DEATH Tribute CD

KING DIAMOND drummer Matt Thompson has recorded a guest appearance for the upcoming DEATH tribute CD, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner". Thompson is featured on a cover version of the track "Spirit Crusher", which originally appeared on the final DEATH studio album, "Sound Of Perseverance", released in ...

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EYES OF FIRE Part Ways With Keyboardist, Announce Replacement

EYES OF FIRE, the experimental Orange County, California-based featuring Matt Fisher and Dan Kaufman from the legendary cultists MINDROT, have parted ways with keyboardist Ben Smith. "[Ben] informed the band a couple of weeks ago that he needed to straighten things out in his life and he was unable to give 110% to the band," ...

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THE HAUNTED To Support FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND In The U.K.

Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED have been confirmed as the main support act for FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND on their U.K. headlining tour in May. FUNERAL frontman Matt Davies commented: "THE HAUNTED are truly ferocious and a definite favorite of ours." THE HAUNTED have also been added to the lineup of bands performing at the Fury ...

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MISERY INDEX Part Ways With Drummer, Seek Replacement

MISERY INDEX, the Baltimore, Maryland-based band featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.), and Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, NEXT STEP UP), have parted ways with drummer Matt Byers. "Matt has decided himself to move on and do other things in life, and we respect his decision, metal will miss ...

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ORGY Schedule 'Rockline' Appearance

ORGY will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Monday, March 15. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out

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CHIMAIRA Book Studio Time For DEATH Tribute

CHIMAIRA will be entering Spider Studios on March 22 to record some music from the DEATH albums "Symbolic" and "Human" for the upcoming tribute CD "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner". Legendary guitarist James Murphy (TESTAMENT, DEATH, OBITUARY) will be handling the production duties alongside CHIMAIRA. Commented CHIMAIRA ...

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SINGLE BULLET THEORY Seek New Drummer

Philadelphia-based extreme metal act SINGLE BULLET THEORY have launched a search for a permanent drummer. Interested parties should e-mail their information as well as an MP3 of their playing to [email protected] SINGLE BULLET THEORY are currently in pre-production for their forthcoming disc, "Behind Eyes Of Hatred", which is set to feature Matt Thompson of KING ...

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MASTODON Begin Recording New Album

MASTODON have commenced the recording process for their new album, "Leviathan", at Robert Lang Studios (NIRVANA, PRETTY GIRLS MAKE GRAVES, FOO FIGHTERS) and Litho Studios (DEFTONES, SOUNDGARDEN, BOTCH) in Seattle with producer Matt Bayles. Bayles had previously worked with MASTODON on their acclaimed "Remission" album in addition to doing studio work with such groups as ...

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Guitarist MATT DIFABIO Quits PISSING RAZORS

Guitarist Matt Difabio has officially left PISSING RAZORS. The split was due to "nothing personal so don't any of you start any crazy rumors," Matt writes in a posting to the band's web site. "The travel for rehearsal with the band and the fact that I cant be in El Paso all that often was ...

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PUNCHYOURFACE Singer Gets His Face Busted Up

PUNCHYOURFACE, the new band featuring INTERNAL BLEEDING members Frank Buffalino (guitar) and Matt Ferrara (guitar, ex-REPUDILATION, GFY, 420), have posted the following message on their web site: "This past weekend we played some really fun shows, the 1st being here in NY at Saints & Sinners. Thanks to Sean and the staff for always taking ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH: Studio Report No. 2

CRADLE OF FILTH bassist Dave Pybus has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hail. Now we are well into week two of the session and I went home this weekend for a two-day break while guitars were started on the tracks me and Adrian had laid down in the first week. ...

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DEATH Tribute Album Update: CHIMAIRA Added, Web Site Launched

Former TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist James Murphy has issued the following update regarding his upcoming DEATH tribute project, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner", tentatively due in June through Holland's Mascot Records: "This past Saturday, February 28th, the first recording session for the 'Within The Mind' project was completed at ...

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ORGY's JAY GORDON To Join SOCIETY 1 At 'Suspension Show'

ORGY frontman Jay Gordon will be joining SOCIETY 1's Matt "The Lord" Zane on vocals at SOCIETY 1's "suspension show" at Hollywood's Key Club on March 11. Gordon will be joining SOCIETY 1 onstage during The Lord's "suspension" — the part of the show where The Lord will perform after being pierced through his back ...

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Former HALFORD Guitarist Offers PAINMUSEUM Update

Former HALFORD/current PAINMUSEUM guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak has issued the following update on his recent and upcoming activities: "Greetings everyone .... some news from the PAINMUSEUM enemy lines. "Wanted to confirm that PAINMUSEUM will be performing Saturday, March 13th at the NJ March Metal Meltdown VI. The official site for this event www.metalfest.com had the ...

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Australia's DAMAGED Split Up!

Australian brutal death/grind metal outfit DAMAGED have officially split up. "Matt [Sanders] Skitz told the band he has an enlarged heart which makes it physically impossible for him to play drums any more," guitarist Chris "Hilly" Hill explained in an online posting. "The other members of the band including myself were keen to continue, so ...

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JOEY BELLADONNA: Tour Dates Announced

Former ANTHRAX singer Joey Belladonna has announced the following dates in March: Mar. 12 – New Jersey March Metal Meltdown - Irvine, NJ Mar. 13 - Bomb Shelter - Manchester, NH Mar. 19 – Minnesota Metalfest - St. Paul, MN Belladonna is currently selling copies of his third full-length solo album, "03", via his official ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Keyboardist To Embark On Solo Tour

GUNS N' ROSES keyboardist Dizzy Reed will be launching an East Coast solo tour on March 18. Backing Reed at all the dates will be Los Angeles-based rockers FASTMASTER (web site), who will also be the opening band on the tour. FASTMASTER includes Matt Starr and Alex Grossi from BEAUTIFUL CREATURES on guitar ...

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JAMES MURPHY: DEATH Tribute Album Update

Former TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist James Murphy has issued the following update regarding his upcoming DEATH tribute project, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner" (web site), tentatively due in June through Holland's Mascot Records: "This past Saturday [Feb. 21] I traveled to Orlando to Richard Christy's [ICED EARTH, ...

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EYES OF FIRE: 'Disintegrate' EP Available For Download

EYES OF FIRE, the experimental Orange County, California-based featuring Matt Fisher and Dan Kaufman from the legendary cultists MINDROT, have posted their entire "Disintegrate" EP at this location. Along with full-length MP3s of the EP's three tracks — "Disintegrate", "Hopeless" and "Anyone" — you can download the EP's complete artwork. EYES OF FIRE' ...

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Former NOTHINGFACE Members Launch New Projects

Former NOTHINGFACE guitarist Tom Maxwell and drummer Tommy Sickles have announced the formation of COLDWHITECHRIST with bassist Jerry Montano (DEADLIGHTS, DANZIG). Tom Maxwell explains, "After Ozzfest, Tommy and I decided to start a project with our longtime friends Jerry and Chad Gray (MUDVAYNE). We began recording demos with Drew Mazurek (LINKIN PARK, GWAR, NOTHINGFACE), and ...

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