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MACHINE HEAD: Drum Tracks Completed

MACHINE HEAD has set "The Blackening" as the title of its sixth studio album, tentatively due in early 2007 via Roadrunner Records. The group is recording the new CD at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA, with MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn returning to the producer's chair, and Mark Keaton once again handling engineering duties. Longtime ...

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THE BLACK CROWES Keyboardist Quits For 'Health Reasons'

THE BLACK CROWES keyboardist Eddie Harsch has left the band, citing "personal issues." Harsch, who at 49 was the oldest member of the Chris Robinson-fronted band, has played with THE BLACK CROWES since 1991, according to the World Entertainment News Network. Harsch is to be replaced by Rob Clores. A statement from the band reads: ...

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'Gigantour' CD Audio Samples Available

Audio samples from the upcoming Gigantour deluxe 2-CD set have been made available at Amazon.com. The 2-CD and 2-DVD sets, due on August 22 and September 5, respectively, via Image Entertainment, capture 2005's heavy metal onslaught that was hailed as the best metal bill of the year, with Revolver magazine calling it "the ...

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MACHINE HEAD Announces New Album Title

San Francisco Bay Area metal titans MACHINE HEAD have set "The Blackening" as the title of their sixth studio album, tentatively due in early 2007 via Roadrunner Records. The group will enter Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA on Monday, August 21 to begin tracking the effort, with vocalist/guitarist Robert Flynn returning to the producer's chair, ...

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MORTIIS Featured On 'Broken' And 'Devil's Chair' Soundtracks

According to a posting on Norwegian eccentric artist Mortiis' official web site, Mortiis is currently wrapping up work on the soundtrack to Adam Mason's ultra-violent horror film "Broken". Mortiis has been working on and off on the project for the last year and has created what he says is "probably an album's worth of really ...

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LACUNA COIL Singer Checks In From OZZFEST

LACUNA COIL made their much-anticipated return to the U.S. on June 29 as part of this year's Ozzfest main-stage lineup. The massive summer trek coincides with the release of the new single "Enjoy The Silence", which impacted commercial radio this week. The video for the track, completed by the directorial team Fort Awesome, who also ...

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'Gigantour' Two-Disc CD And DVD: Complete Details Revealed

As news of the return of Gigantour becomes imminent, last year's fast and furious inaugural festival tour arrives in stores on deluxe 2-CD and 2-DVD sets August 22 and September 5, respectively, via Image Entertainment. Both configurations capture 2005's heavy metal onslaught that was hailed as the best metal bill of the year, with Revolver ...

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GENE SIMMONS Talks About Some of His Conquests

World Entertainment News Network is reporting that KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has enjoyed hours of endless fun with naked women — after realizing they will do almost anything he asks of them. The rock legend, who was recently named number three of the top 10 Living Sex Legends in Maxim magazine, is still amazed at ...

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GIGANTOUR DVD Details Revealed

Image Entertainment has set a September 5, 2006 release date for the "Gigantour" two-disc DVD, featuring highlights from the tour's inaugural run which took place last summer. Gigantour kicked-off on July 21, 2005 in Fresno, California, and hit 39 cities in the U.S. and Canada before ending on September 11, 2005 in Portland, Oregon. The ...

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GODSMACK Frontman: We Support The Troops, Not The War

A.J. Hammer of CNN's "Showbiz Tonight" conducted an interview with GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna on Thursday, May 11. A transcript of the chat follows: Hammer: Well, here we go again. Another rock group embroiled in controversy over their music and the war in Iraq. But this time, it's not exactly what you'd expect. The band ...

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HAMMERFALL: In Writing Mode

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following message on his official blog: "We have now spent the past three days locked in a small room, going over the seven finished songs for the new album. Compared to the first rehearsal in preparation of 'Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken', this was a fucking breeze! Back ...

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Reprint Of ALICE IN CHAINS Frontman's Biography 'Angry Chair' To Include New Chapter

Argentinean journalist-author Adriana Rubio, who penned the biography of late ALICE IN CHAINS frontman Layne Staley, titled "Layne Staley: Angry Chair", has issued the following statement regarding the recently announced plans to run a new reprint of the book via her new publisher ARTS Publications: "'Layne Staley: Angry Chair' had three reprints from its original ...

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TWIN METHOD To Film Video With Director MATT ZANE

U.K. metal act TWIN METHOD will be shooting a video in support of their upcoming album, "The Volume Of Self", in Los Angeles this week with directors Matt "The Lord" Zane and Danny Rowe. The video will be for the song "The Abrasive". The clip is expected to be finished before the summer and ready ...

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DEE SNIDER's BIKERS FOR BABIES RIDE Scheduled For May

On Sunday, May 21, 2006, an estimated 2,000 motorcyclists will join Dee Snider (radio personality and lead singer of TWISTED SISTER) and the March of Dimes in the fight against premature birth at Dee Snider's fourth annual Bikers for Babies Ride. Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Hempstead Turnpike ...

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