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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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NEURAXIS Complete Work On New Album: Audio Available

Montreal-based NEURAXIS finished mixing and mastering their fourth album, "Trilateral Progression", for a September 13 release via Willowtip Records. A European release will follow on Earache Records. The album was engineered by Yannick St-Amand (DESPISED ICON) and was mixed by Jason Suecof (CAPHARNAUM). The mastering duties were handled by Scott Hull (PIG DESTROYER). A full-length ...

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VICE: One-Off Reunion Scheduled For October

VICE, the long-defunct '80s heavy metal band featuring powerhouse vocalist Rob Rock (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA), will reunite for one show only on Saturday, October 8, 2005 in Somers, CT. The four original members, who played 300 dates a year performing original and cover songs, will be joined at the gig by New England's newest guitar ...

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SINGLE BULLET THEORY: Drummer JOHN SASSO Rejoins The Fold

Philadelphia's SINGLE BULLET THEORY have re-enlisted original drummer John Sasso to the fold. John was the original SINGLE BULLET THEORY drummer and was best known for his work on the group's 2002 release "Route 666" (Crash Music Inc.). The band are currently working on 23 new blistering tracks and will begin pre-production at Angry Chair ...

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NEURAXIS: Canadian Dates Announced

After completing work recording the follow-up to the recently repackaged 34-track "Truth Imagery Passage" European release, Montreal-based metallers NEURAXIS have announced the following dates in Canada: Aug. 25 - Riverview, NB @ O'Briens Aug. 26 - Fredericton, NB @ Capital Winters Club Aug. 27 - Halifax, NS @ The Pavillion Sep. 11 - Montreal, PQ ...

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SHENOAH Call It Quits

SHENOAH, the Cleveland, Ohio-based band featuring former members of CHIMAIRA, RINGWORM and ERASE THE GREY, have officially disbanded. Founders Jason Hager (guitar, ex-CHIMAIRA) and Ben Hollowell (bass, ex-RINGWORM) are currently pursuing YEARS OF FIRE, while Vince DiFranco (guitar, ex-ERASE THE GREY) and Matt Danko (drums) are keeping busy with their new project SONIC TRANSMISSIONS. Meanwhile, ...

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JASON NEWSTED: 25 New VOIVOD Songs And Counting

Greg Prato of Billboard.com recently spoke to former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted about his current musical projects, which include the veteran Canadian group VOIVOD, the bluesy/psychedelic outfit HEARD OF ELEMENTS, and PAPA WHEELIE. Regarding the upcoming VOIVOD studio album — the group's first for The End label — Newsted said, "It's the most ...

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DIVINE EMPIRE: 'Method Of Execution' To Receive U.S. Release In November

Phoenix, Arizona-based Crash Music, Inc. has announced that they have signed a licensing agreement with Century Media Records to issue in the U.S. the new DIVINE EMPIRE album, "Method of Execution". A November 1 release is expected. Produced once again by Jeremy Staska (MALEVOLENT CREATION, HATEPLOW, REMEMBERING NEVER, NONPOINT, POISON THE WELL), "Method of Execution" ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM To Film 'Straight To Hell' Video

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM will shoot a video for the track "Straight to Hell" on August 14 in Phoenix, Arizona. The clip is expected to be finished late August and ready for national and regional video outlets by September 1. "Straight to Hell" comes off the group's latest album, "Dreams of Death" (Crash Music, Inc.), which ...

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GOD FORBID Announce Exclusive London Show

New Jersey's GOD FORBID have announced that they will be heading over to London for an exclusive show on September 13 at the Barfly. After receiving a rapturous response on their last U.K. tour, GOD FORBID decided that the U.K. fans deserved some thing a little special and so, are coming over in the week ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: 18 New Songs And Counting

The following update has been posted at QUEENSRŸCHE's official web site: "As the recording of 'Operation: Mindcrime II' progresses, word from the studio is that [Michael] Wilton and [Mike] Stone are in the midst of laying down guitar tracks with vocals shortly thereafter. So far 18 songs have been completed. Not sure if all 18 ...

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A.M. CONSPIRACY To Perform Free Show With SOIL

A.M. CONSPIRACY, the new Orlando, Florida-based rock band fronted by ex-DROWNING POOL singer Jason "Gong" Jones, will be performing a free show with SOIL on August 27 at the Tommy Lawrence Arena on the Volusia County Fairgrounds in Deland, Florida. As previously reported, A.M. CONSPIRACY have posted a new demo track, entitled "Absence", on their ...

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VOIVOD Sign With THE END RECORDS

Legendary Canadian metallers VOIVOD, now featuring former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jasonic), have inked a U.S. deal with The End Records. The band will enter the studio in the fall of 2005 to begin recording their 11th studio album, tentatively due in early 2006. Drummer Michel Langevin (a.k.a. Away) has confirmed that the band ...

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It's Official: Former SOIL Frontman Joins DROWNING POOL

In a widely anticipated move, former SOIL frontman Ryan McCombs has been officially named the new lead singer of DROWNING POOL. McCombs made the announcement earlier today live on the Ft. Wayne, Indiana radio station 98.9 The Bear, where he had been co-hosting the morning show all week. Listen to the audio of his announcement ...

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