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TERROR UNIVERSAL Announces New Singer

TERROR UNIVERSAL, the "horror metal" band featuring ILL NIÑO members Dave Chavarri (drums; who also previously played with SOULFLY) and Ahrue Luster (guitar; formerly of MACHINE HEAD), has parted ways with singer Chad "Rott" Armstrong and has replaced him with "Plague" (pictured). Said TERROR UNIVERSAL in a statement: "[Plague] was actually on our short list ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION, COAL CHAMBER, ALICE COOPER Members Perform At WAYNE STATIC Memorial Concert (Video)

SNOT, ILL NIÑO's Cristian Machado and Diego Verduzco, ORGY's Jay Gordon, Lita Ford, JANE'S ADDICTION's Dave Navarro, COAL CHAMBER's Miguel "Meegs" Rascon, ALICE COOPER guitarist Nita Strauss and OTEP frontwoman Otep Shamaya are among the musicians who performed at the Wayne Static memorial concert on Tuesday, January 20 at the Whisky A Go Go in ...

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ILL NIÑO's CRISTIAN MACHADO Offers 'Tour Tips' (Video)

Each episode of "Tour Tips" features a touring act sharing five pieces of advice for artists who want to hit the road. In this episode, which was filmed on July 20 in Tinley Park, Illinois, ILL NIÑO vocalist Cristian Machado shares his tips for being on the road while on this past summer's Rockstar Energy ...

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STATIC-X Frontman WAYNE STATIC Dead At 48

Singer/guitarist Wayne Static (born Wayne Richard Wells) of the industrial metal band STATIC-X has passed away at the age of 48. His death was confirmed by Wayne's publicists at FiXT Publicity. There has been no official confirmation of the cause of death, but some of Static's music industry colleagues suggested in their reactions that drugs ...

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ILL NIÑO: 'I'm Not The Enemy' Video Released

ILL NIÑO's video for the song "I'm Not The Enemy" can be seen below. Shot on the streets of Los Angeles, the clip tells a bold story of youthful injustice, overcoming social stereotypes and the dreams of constructing a better life. Says ILL NIÑO vocalist Cristian Machado: "We wanted something traditional and classic that represented ...

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HATEBREED's JAMEY JASTA Says Heavy Metal Is No Longer A Male-Dominated World

Metalship conducted an interview with vocalist Jamey Jasta of Connecticut hardcore/metal masters HATEBREED at last month's Heavy Montreal festival in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts from the interview follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On HATEBREED's songwriting approach: Jamey: "If you look at a band like ...

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KISS, KORN, BLACK SABBATH, SLIPKNOT, ANTHRAX Members React To ROBIN WILLIAMS' Death

Paul Stanley (KISS), Tom Morello (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE), Ozzy Osbourne (BLACK SABBATH), Brian "Head" Welch (KORN), Corey Taylor (SLIPKNOT, STONE SOUR), Yngwie Malmsteen, Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), Stephen Pearcy (RATT), Michael Sweet (STRYPER) and Lzzy Hale (HALESTORM) are among the musicians who reacted on Twitter and Facebook to the passing of actor and comedian Robin ...

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FEAR FACTORY, NAPALM DEATH, SATYRICON, AMEN, OTEP, PRONG Added To SLIPKNOT's KNOTFEST

SLIPKNOT's very own Knotfest — the most cutting-edge heavy music festival in America — has revealed additional bands for the October 24-26 destination festival held at San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds in San Bernardino, California. Already featuring some of the biggest names in metal — SLIPKNOT, DANZIG, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, VOLBEAT, OF MICE & ...

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Evolution - MONGREL

East coast represent. Boston-bred punk-metallers MONGREL are back with a new EP, "Evolution", and followers of the group since their more raucous "Fear, Lies & Propaganda" album will be likely smiling how far this group has come since. MONGREL lured some high-caliber production personnel to "Evolution" including Jim Foster (P.O.D. , NULLSET), who recorded the ...

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OTEP Is Now Managed By SLIPKNOT's SID WILSON

OTEP, the band led by singer, poet, illustrator, author and activist Otep Shamaya, has signed an artist management deal with Mach 2.8 Entertainment Group, a company consisting of founder-CEO Sid Wilson and his partner Symon Mead. Wilson is otherwise known as #O (Number Zero), the Grammy Award-winning "turntablist" (DJ) for the band SLIPKNOT. OTEP will ...

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BUTCHER BABIES Interviewed At 'Revolver Golden Gods' (Video)

Juliya Chernetsky conducted an interview with BUTCHER BABIES backstage at the fifth annual Revolver Golden Gods awards on May 2 at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles, California. You can now watch the chat below. BUTCHER BABIES last year signed a deal with Century Media Records. The band's full-length debut is scheduled for release before ...

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OTEP SHAMAYA Interviewed On 'Rockstars Glued Radio' (Audio)

Rockstars Glued Radio conducted an interview with singer, poet, illustrator, author and activist Otep Shamaya on April 3 in Dayton, Ohio. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. An outspoken advocate of gay rights, Shamaya serves as a key figure in the movement to promote fair, accurate, and inclusive representation ...

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OTEP Interviewed On 'All Knowing Force' (Audio)

Singer, poet, illustrator, author and activist Otep Shamaya was the featured guest on a recent edition of the "All Knowing Force" web-based interview show. The chat is now available for streaming using the audio player below. An outspoken advocate of gay rights, Shamaya serves as a key figure in the movement to promote fair, accurate, ...

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OTEP: Quality Footage Of Entire Sacramento Concert

Rock Hard Live has uploaded quality video footage of singer poet, illustrator, author and activist Otep Shamaya's entire March 8 performance at Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, California. Check it out below. Otep kicked off the "Seduce And Destroy" headlining tour in Sacramento, covering the entire U.S. over seven weeks. Support is coming from ONE ...

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OTEP Interviewed In Sacramento (Video)

Sophukd of Rock Hard Live conducted an interview with singer poet, illustrator, author and activist Otep Shamaya on March 8 at Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, California. You can now watch the chat below. Otep kicked off the "Seduce And Destroy" headlining tour in Sacramento, covering the entire U.S. over seven weeks. Support is coming ...

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BUTCHER BABIES: Video Diary From MARILYN MANSON Tour

BUTCHER BABIES have posted a four-and-a-half-minute "tour diary" of their five-week North American run of dates as the support act for MARILYN MANSON. Check out the footage below. BUTCHER BABIES recently signed a deal with Century Media Records. The band's full-length debut is scheduled for a summer release. Hailing from Los Angeles, the BUTCHER BABIES ...

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BUTCHER BABIES: New Audio Interview Posted Online

On January 19, Rockstars Glued conducted an interview with the BUTCHER BABIES before the band's concert at Bogart's in Cincinnati, Ohio as the support act for MARILYN MANSON. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. BUTCHER BABIES recently signed a deal with Century Media Records. The band's full-length debut is ...

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OTEP: 'Apex Predator' Video Released

"Apex Predator", the new video from singer poet, illustrator, author and activist Otep Shamaya, can be seen below. Directed by P.R. Brown (SLIPKNOT, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, CHEVELLE, DEVICE), the clip "is uncut and uncensored! It might even get banned in a few places for its sexual and violent content, but the message is important. Challenging phobias, ...

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OTEP SHAMAYA: New Audio Interview Posted Online

On February 21, Rustyn Rose of Metalholic.com conducted an interview with singer poet, illustrator, author and activist Otep Shamaya. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. Otep Shamaya's new video, "Apex Predator", will make its online debut on Monday, February 25. Directed by P.R. Brown (SLIPKNOT, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, CHEVELLE, DEVICE), ...

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OTEP: 'Apex Predator' Video Teaser

A teaser for "Apex Predator", the new video from singer poet, illustrator, author and activist Otep Shamaya, can be seen below. Directed by P.R. Brown (SLIPKNOT, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, CHEVELLE, DEVICE), the clip "is uncut and uncensored! It might even get banned in a few places for its sexual and violent content, but the message is ...

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BUTCHER BABIES: New Video Interview Posted Online

On February 15, Stefanie Heminger of "Stefanie's Rock Show" conducted an interview with BUTCHER BABIES when the band played in Modesto, California as the support act for MARILYN MANSON. You can now watch the chat below. BUTCHER BABIES recently signed a deal with Century Media Records. The band's full-length debut is scheduled for a summer ...

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OTEP: 'Hydra' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Hydra", the sixth full-length studio album from singer poet, illustrator, author and activist Otep Shamaya, sold around 2,900 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 155 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released on January 22 via Victory Records. "Atavist", the fifth full-length album ...

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