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COAL CHAMBER Finishing Up Work On B-Sides/Rarities Album

COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara is scheduled to hit the studio later this week to record vocals for an unfinished track from the "Chamber Music" sessions. The song in question will be included on the group's upcoming B-sides/rarities album, "Giving The Devil His Due", slated for release on June 17 through Roadrunner Records. Fafara's side ...

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MACHINE HEAD Officially Recruit PHIL DEMMEL As Second Guitarist

MACHINE HEAD have officially recruited ex-VIO-LENCE/TECHNOCRACY axeman Phil Demmel as their new full-time guitarist. Phil joins the band as a replacement for Ahrue Luster, who amicably left the group last May due to "creative differences." The San Francisco Bay Area band are thrilled to welcome Demmel to the camp, as he brings along exceptional guitarist ...

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SPINESHANK: New Track Posted Online

A brand new SPINESHANK track called "Violent Mood Swings" has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "Violent Mood Swings" comes off the group's forthcoming third album, "Self Destructive Pattern", due on June 24 through Roadrunner Records. "Self Destructive Pattern" was produced by Gggarth Richardson (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, MUDVAYNE) and ...

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DEATHRIDE: Slideshow Posted Online

Santa Barbara, California's DEATHRIDE, the new project featuring COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, have released a slideshow for both dialup and broadband connections. You can view it here. DEATHRIDE are currently recording their debut album, tentatively titled "Thirteen", with producer Ross Hogarth (COAL CHAMBER, MÖTLEY CRÜE, FASTER PUSSYCAT). It is due in July ...

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IRON MAIDEN: New Album Mastered

IRON MAIDEN have finished mastering the much-anticipated follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World", due later in the year through Sony/Columbia Records. The following is producer Kevin Shirley's latest posting to his official web site: "Woah - New York is such a fun city and now I'm in 'clear air chop' on a very bumpy teeth-rattling ...

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SPINESHANK Drummer: New Album Is Our Best-Sounding Release To Date

SPINESHANK have completed work on their third full-length album, "Self Destructive Pattern", for a June 24 release through Roadrunner Records. "We finished mixing early last week and it sounds amazing," drummer Tommy Decker wrote in an online posting. "Jay Baumgardner ending up doing the final mixes. He co-produced 'Strictly Diesel' with Amir Derakh, and he ...

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SPINESHANK Singer Says New Album Is 'Groundbreaking'

SPINESHANK frontman Jonny Santos has spoken to Kerrang! magazine about the making of their new album "Self Destructive Pattern", due on June 23 through Roadrunner Records. Says Santos: "We definitely avoided monotony on this record. You don't know what's going to be beyond the next corner. Obviously we recreate the basic elements of what SPINESHANK ...

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SEPULTURA Add Third London Show

Following the announcement that their two shows at London's Camden Underworld on March 29 and 30 have sold out, SEPULTURA have added a third night at the venue on April 13. SEPULTURA will embark on a North American tour with VOIVOD beginning on April 18 in San Francisco, California. The group are currently mixing the ...

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TYPE O NEGATIVE Officially Change Album Title

As first predicted here on March 15, TYPE O NEGATIVE have now officially changed the title for their upcoming CD to "Life is Killing Me" from the originally announced "The Dream Is Dead". The album, due in June through Roadrunner Records, was recorded at Brooklyn, New York's Systems 2 studios and was produced ...

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COAL CHAMBER Name Collection Of Rarities

COAL CHAMBER have set "Giving the Devil His Due (BSides)" as the title for their forthcoming collection of B-sides and rarities, due later in the year through Roadrunner Records. According to COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, the upcoming CD "will include almost an hour of tracks consisting of B-sides used on all the digipacks ...

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TYPE O NEGATIVE Change Album Title

TYPE O NEGATIVE are strongly rumored to have changed the title for their upcoming CD to "Life is Killing Me" from the originally announced "The Dream Is Dead". An official confirmation on the matter has yet to be made. The album, due in June through Roadrunner Records, was recorded at Brooklyn, New York's Systems 2 ...

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SEPULTURA/VOIVOD: First U.S. Tour Dates Announced!

The initial dates for the forthcoming North American tour featuring SEPULTURA and VOIVOD have been released. The two groups, plus as–yet-unspecified opening acts, will be hitting the following U.S. cities next month: Apr. 18 - San Francisco, CA @ Avalon Apr. 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Palace Apr. 21 – Anaheim, CA @ House ...

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SEPULTURA To Release 'Roorback' In May

SEPULTURA have set "Roorback" as the title for their upcoming CD, due in May through SPV/Steamhammer Records in Europe, JVC Records in Japan, and FNM/Universal Records in Brazil. The group are still negotiating a North American deal following their split with Roadrunner Records early last year. The complete track listing for "Roorback" (which apparently stands ...

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CHIMAIRA's Video Set Goes Up In Flames

Cleveland, Ohio's CHIMAIRA met with misfortune earlier this week when the Los Angeles studio where they were about to shoot the video for their upcoming single "Down Again" caught fire. The video was to feature the band playing inside a giant mass of gauze, but before shooting could begin, the gauze ignited and the flames ...

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SEPULTURA: Brazilian, European Tour Dates Announced

SEPULTURA have announced several Brazilian dates in March as well as a short European tour in March/April. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 13 - Rio de Janeiro, BRA - Canecão Mar. 14 - Rio de Janeiro, BRA - Canecão Mar. 16 - São Paulo, BRA - Olympia Mar. 21 - Vinhedo, BRA - Adler ...

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DEATHRIDE's FAFARA: We Will Break New Ground In Heavy Metal Scene

California's DEATHRIDE, the new project featuring COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, have started pre-production on their debut album, tentatively titled "Thirteen", with producer Ross Hogarth (COAL CHAMBER, MÖTLEY CRÜE, FASTER PUSSYCAT). "I'd like everybody to know that we're getting ready to break new ground in the heavy metal scene. DEATHRIDE will be the first heavy ...

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MACHINE HEAD: In A 'Cover' Mood

MACHINE HEAD have announced plans to record three cover songs as selected by the members of the group's official forum at www.machinehead1.com. According to MH mainman Robert Flynn, "We have decided that we are going to record three cover songs of [the forum members'] choice, and then post them on 'The MH1 Board', ...

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SPINESHANK Drummer Checks In

SPINESHANK drummer Tommy Decker has posted the following update on the progress of the recording sessions for the band's forthcoming album, tentatively titled "Self Destructive Pattern" (formerly "Violent Mood Swings"): "It has been a while since I've posted, but things have been pretty quiet. We have been busy mixing and rehearsing...we want to hit the ...

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SEPULTURA Record Song For Brazilian Soundtrack

SEPULTURA have contributed a song for the soundtrack to the upcoming Brazilian movie "Lisbela e o Prisioneiro". The track, a new version of Zé Ramalho's "Dança das Borboletas", was laid down during the recording sessions for the band's forthcoming album, due in late spring/early summer. "Lisbela e o Prisioneiro" marks the second time SEPULTURA have ...

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