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GODHEAD Frontman Keeping Busy Between Albums

Now that GODHEAD have completed recording their new album, they have decided to explore some new label options, so frontman Jason Miller has been able to keep himself busy with plenty of other endeavors. Last year, he bought and opened a full service recording and production facility in North Hollywood, called Central Command Studios. In ...

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SOIL Bassist Slams Former Frontman For Joining DROWNING POOL

SOIL bassist Tim King has slammed the group's former singer, Ryan McCombs, for joining DROWNING POOL after McCombs allegedly deemed the songs on the first DROWNING POOL album "average." As previously reported, DROWNING POOL are believed to be have recruited McCombs to replace their last vocalist, Jason "Gong" Jones, who left the band in early ...

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SKINLESS To Release New Studio Album In Early 2006

SKINLESS guitarist Noah Carpenter has issued the following update: "SKINLESS would like to say thanks to DEICIDE, IMMOLATION, DESPISED ICON, WITH PASSION and their crews for a great tour, and probably the best tour SKINLESS has ever been a part of. Also a huge thanks to all of our fans who came out to support ...

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QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS Announce U.S. Dates

Legendary rock icons Brian May and Roger Taylor of QUEEN, and Paul Rodgers of BAD COMPANY and FREE, just off a sold-out, 32-date arena tour of Europe under the banner of QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS, are headed for the U.S. later this year. They will bring their acclaimed show to the U.S. for two rare ...

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A.M. CONSPIRACY: Ex-DROWNING POOL Singer's New Band Prepares To Release First Audio Samples

A.M. CONSPIRACY, the new Orlando, Florida-based rock band fronted by ex-DROWNING POOL singer Jason "Gong" Jones, have launched a MySpace.com page at this location. The group, whose lineup is rounded out by ex-STILL NAIVE guitarist Rob Dehaven and CANVAS members Clint Campbell (guitars and voice), Dean Andrews (drums) and Kenny Harrleson (bass), recently ...

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SOLITUDE AETURNUS Make Triumphant Return At ROBB'S METALWORKS SHOWCASE

The third annual "Robb's MetalWorks Showcase", a yearly event held by San Antonio, cult-cable show "Robb's MetalWorks", marked the first appearance of Arlington, Texas doom metallers SOLITUDE AETURNUS in the area in over four years. The band made their live debut with their new lineup, which includes guitarist/founder John Perez, vocalist Rob Lowe, bassist-turned-guitarist Steve ...

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PHANTOM-X Sign With MAUSOLEUM RECORDS

PHANTOM-X, the new project featuring OMEN singer Kevin Goocher, have inked a deal with Mausoleum Records. The group's debut CD, "Rise of the Phantom", which is expected to include guest vocal appearances by Robert Lowe (SOLITUDE AETURNUS) and Jason McMaster (DANGEROUS TOYS, WATCHTOWER, BROKEN TEETH) is slated for release in early November to coincide with ...

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METALLICA: Unauthorized DVD History Due This Week

Spain's Locomotive Records has set a July 19 release date for a documentary-styled two-hour DVD history of METALLICA, filled with exclusive interviews, interactive trivia, extensive discographies, onstage/offstage/backstage action and the kind of critical analysis that only "unauthorized" projects like these could muster. "The History of Metallica: Out of the Loop" chronicles the metal superband's humble ...

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Former EVANESCENCE Guitarist Working On Solo Album

Former EVANESCENCE guitarist and songwriter Ben Moody's first solo single, "Everything Burns", has just started to chart in Europe. The single, which features lead vocals from dance-pop singer Anastacia and appears on the new "Fantastic Four" soundtrack, has landed at position No. 14 in Switzerland and No. 22 in Austria. Moody is currently puting the ...

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JASON BLACHOWICZ Announces New DIVINE EMPIRE Lineup

DIVINE EMPIRE bassist/vocalist Jason Blachowicz (ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION) has announced the addition of Marco Martell (guitar), David Kinkade (drums) (both from Chicago) and Frank Cusimano (guitar; from Pennsylvania) to the group's ranks. "All three guys have flown in this past weekend for the try out and rehearsed successfully!" reads a posting on the group's web site. ...

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DROWNING POOL To Perform At OZZFEST In Dallas

According to DROWNING POOL's web site, the band will be making a one-off appearance at this year's Ozzfest on August 25 at the Smirnoff Music Center in Dallas, Texas. The band will perform on the main stage in front of their hometown crowd in what promises to be the group's debut live appearance with their ...

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SINGLE BULLET THEORY: In Pre-Production Mode

Vocalist/guitarist Matt Difabio of the Philadelphia-based metallers SINGLE BULLET THEORY has issued the following update on the band's current activities: "We are in pre-production for our next yet-to-be-titled release. We have 13 brand new songs written and are currently in arrangement mode. Thank god for the line 6 rifftracker, the best writing tool I have ...

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NEURAXIS: 'Trilateral Progression' Final Track Listing Revealed

Montreal-based metallers NEURAXIS have finalized the track listing for their fourth album, "Trilateral Progression", due 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 mixed is by Jason Suecof (CAPHARNAUM). The mastering duties will be handled by Scott Hull ...

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NONPOINT: New Song Available Online

A demo version of a new NONPOINT track, entitled "Buscando Me", can be found at MySpace.com. The song is expected to show up on the Ft. Lauderdale-based hard rock outfit's fourth album, "To the Pain", due out on November 8 via Bieler Bros./ Lava. NONPOINT's third album, "Recoil", was released last August through ...

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ALTARIA Announce New Guitarist

Finnish melodic metallers ALTARIA have announced the addition of guitarist J-P Alanen to the group's ranks. "During the past winter J-P has been jamming and writing songs together with Marko [Pukkila, bass] and Tony [Smedjebacka, drums] and therefore felt like a natural choice," the band write on their web site. "Earlier the young and talented ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Voted 'Ideal Supergroup'

BBC News has issued the following report: The four members of LED ZEPPELIN have been voted the U.K.'s ideal supergroup, with Robert Plant beating the late Freddie Mercury to best singer. About 3,500 music fans were polled for Planet Rock Radio and were asked to create their fantasy band. Jimmy Page won best ...

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DEATH FOLLOWS A SHADOW: STEEL PROPHET Side-Project To Film First Video

DEATH FOLLOWS A SHADOW, the new band featuring STEEL PROPHET founder/guitarist Steve Kachinsky, vocalist Charlie Z (MILITANTS, ex-ENRAGED), bassist Jason Lenhard (ex-ENRAGED), drummer Gene McEwen (STEEL PROPHET, PROJECT STEIGER, NEIL TURBIN'S DEATHRIDERS), and Horace Miller, will shoot a video for their track "Darkside of Human Nature" on July 16 in Los Angeles, CA. DEATH FOLLOWS ...

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY: U.K. Dates Announced

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY have lined up the following U.K. dates during September/October: Sep. 26 – Oxford, Zodiac Sep. 28 – Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms Oct. 03 – Liverpool, Academy 2 CORROSION OF CONFORMITY are continuing to tour in support of their new album, "In the Arms of God", available now on Sanctuary Records. The group's first ...

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Cancel Tucson Show; Talk About Collaboration With STANTON MOORE

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY cancelled their previously scheduled July 6 appearance in Tucson, Arizona. No reason was given for the cancellation. In other news, The Times-Picayune recently conducted an interview with CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan and part-time drummer Stanton Moore (of GALACTIC fame). A few excerpts from the interview follow: On the unlikely collaboration ...

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MY RUIN Announce New Rhythm Section, Plan New CD Release

MY RUIN, the Los Angeles-based band fronted by ex-TURA SATANA singer Tairrie B., will release their new album, "The Brutal Language", on September 27 via their own label imprint, Rovena Recordings. "We've been discussing the idea of our own label for a while now and we were made an offer we couldn't refuse," Tarrie said ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD Rejoined By Former Vocalist At Cleveland Show

Ex-MUSHROOMHEAD singer Jason Popson (a.k.a. J-Mann) rejoined his former bandmates Saturday night (July 2) to sing a song at a packed Peabody's Down Under night club in Cleveland, Ohio. Jason, who is one of the singers for THE ALTER BOYS and the lead singer for (216), sang the song "Ego Tripp" to a surprised group ...

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Dreams of Death - FLOTSAM AND JETSAM

The number of people willing to "Flots Til Death!" has dropped precipitously since the band's major-label heyday. The band turned out to be too metal for mainstream crossover success, despite a bit of airplay in 1992 with the heavily-hyped "Cuatro", while their move away from thrash roots alienated old-school 1980s fans. Their melodic tendencies and ...

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ALTARIA Part Ways With Guitarist JANI LIIMATAINEN

Finnish melodic metallers ALTARIA have parted ways with guitarist Jani Liimatainen. "During the preproduction sessions of the upcoming album it became obvious to everybody including himself that things had developed to the point where it was impossible for him to combine ALTARIA's increasing demand for attention with the busy schedule of SONATA ARCTICA," the band ...

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