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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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SYMPHONY X Singer Talks About GIGANTOUR

SYMPHONY X frontman Russell Allen recently spoke to Classic Rock Revisted about his solo album, "Russell Allen’s Atomic Soul", and SYMPHONY X's participation in this summer's Gigantour, a six-week North American tour co-headlined by MEGADETH and DREAM THEATER. An excerpt from the interview follows: Classic Rock Revisted: Last month SYMPHONY X was confirmed ...

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DELIAN LEAGUE Complete Work On Debut Album

New Jersey-based metal quitent DELIAN LEAGUE have finished mixing their debut album, "Truth in Chaos", at Audiohammer studios (TRIVIUM, GOD FORBID, CANNAE) in Florida with producer Jason Suecoff. Jason "did a great job and it really sounds better than we could have ever hoped for," the band write on their web site. DELIAN LEAGUE's "Truth ...

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PHANTOM-X Complete Guitar Tracks For Debut CD

PHANTOM-X, the new project featuring OMEN singer Kevin Goocher, have completed the guitar tracks for their debut CD, entitled "Rise of the Phantom". The full-length album, which is expected to include guest vocal appearances by Robert Lowe (SOLITUDE AETURNUS) and Jason McMaster (DANGEROUS TOYS, WATCHTOWER, BROKEN TEETH), is slated to be released in the fall. ...

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GOD FORBID Complete New Album; Embark On U.S. Headlining Dates

New Jersey metal titans GOD FORBID recently completed the recording process for their highly anticipated new album, "IV: Constitution of Treason", set for a September 20 release via Century Media Records. The group tracked the new offering with Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM) at Audiohammer Studios in Florida and with Eric Rachel (ATREYU, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN) ...

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NEURAXIS: Collection Of Early Material To Be Released In Europe

Montreal-based metallers NEURAXIS will release, "Truth Imagery Passage", a complete discography of their material, in Europe on July 11 via Willowtip/Earache. Included over the 34 tracks are the band's two albums, "Truth Beyond" and the long-out-of-print classic first full-length "Imagery", as well as their "A Passage Into Forlorn" mini-CD. The two-CD set also includes bonus ...

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