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DIMMU BORGIR Guitarist Comments On North American Tour

Launching an omnious campaign for "In Sorte Diaboli" — their first studio album in four years scheduled for North American release on April 24 — Norwegian melodic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR have announced their headlining return to the western hemisphere. Beginning on Friday, April 20 in Cleveland, Ohio and supported by UNEARTH from Massachusetts, California's ...

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AS I LAY DYING's MANCINO Offering Private Drum Lessons

For all the drummers, or aspiring drummers, AS I LAY DYING's Jordan Mancino will be giving private drum lessons at San Diego Drum and Percussion starting February 10. For scheduling and more information, please contact: Todd @ San Diego Drum and Percussion 627 Escondido Ave Vista, CA 92084 Phone: (760) 945-3935 Web site: sandiegodrum.com Commented ...

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WILL HAVEN Completes Three New Songs With DEFTONES Frontman

Sacramento's WILL HAVEN has finished recording three new songs with producers Chino Moreno (DEFTONES) and Shaun Lopez (FAR, THE REVOLUTION SMILE). The tracks — "Helena", "Sheppard's Bush" and "Landing on Ice" — are expected to appear on the group's upcoming CD, which will be recorded beginning late February at Bieler Bros. Studios in Pompano Beach, ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY: U.S. Dates Announced

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY has lined up the following dates in March: Mar. 10 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues Mar. 13 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues Mar. 15 - N. Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues Mar. 17 - Charlotte, NC @ Amos' Southend Mar. 21 - Springfield, ...

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KORN Releases 'Family Values' CD And DVD

Launch Radio Networks reports: KORN leads the list of bands appearing on the "Family Values Tour 2006" CD and DVD, which arrived in stores yesterday (Tuesday, December 26). Both feature live tracks from all the acts on this past summer's tour, including DEFTONES, STONE SOUR, FLYLEAF, 10 YEARS and the headliners. KORN singer Jonathan Davis ...

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3 INCHES OF BLOOD Added To CRADLE OF FILTH Tour

3 INCHES OF BLOOD, the Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada-based metal sextet, has been added to the entire CRADLE OF FILTH North American tour, also featuring Finland's THE 69 EYES in the middle slot. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 23 - Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ Jan. 24 - Trocadero, The Philadelphia, PA Jan. 26 - ...

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DEFTONES in 'Total Control' Of OCTANE On SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO

DEFTONES members Chino Moreno and Abe Cunningham will be in "Total Control" of Octane on Sirius Satellite Radio on Wednesday, December 20 at 6:00 p.m. ET as they pick out, play and talk about some of their favorite songs from BAD BRAINS, JIMI HENDRIX, SEPULTURA, FUGAZI, DANZIG, TEAM SLEEP, SLAYER, GIRLS AGAINST BOYS, BLACK SABBATH ...

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DEFTONES Frontman In Pre-Production With WILL HAVEN

According to MTV.com, DEFTONES singer Chino Moreno is in pre-production in Los Angeles with hardcore-metal band WILL HAVEN. In February, the group will begin recording at Bieler Bros. Studios in Pompano Beach, Florida. The yet-untitled disc is due in late spring or early summer via Bieler Bros. Records. The CD will mark the group's first ...

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DEFTONES Troubles Didn't Inspire Album, Says DJ

Launch Radio Networks reports: DEFTONES went through one of the roughest periods of the band's career while making its latest album, "Saturday Night Wrist". The band switched producers three times, halted recording for a while, and even considered replacing singer Chino Moreno with a new vocalist. Although the band finally got its act together, DJ ...

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DIR EN GREY To Release New Album In February

Japanese band DIR EN GREY will release its new album, "The Marrow of a Bone", in Japan on February 7, 2007, to coincide with the group's 10-year anniversary and their first North American headlining tour. The album will contain 13 tracks, including the singles "Clever Sleazoid", "Ryoujoku No Ame" (also featured on the "Family Values ...

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KORN Offers All Kinds Of Goodies For 'Family Values' Pre-Orders

Launch Radio Networks reports: KORN is offering a boatload of incentives for fans to pre-order the upcoming "Family Values Tour 2006" CD and DVD at either Amazon, Best Buy or FYE beginning today (Friday, December 1). Those who pre-order will be eligible for a pass-code to enter a protected site and view exclusive streaming content, ...

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ROB HALFORD, ROBERT PLANT, BON SCOTT, OZZY Are Among 'Heavy Metal's All-Time Top 100 Vocalists'

Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST), Robert Plant (LED ZEPPELIN) and Ronnie James Dio (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) are among the singers who appear on Hit Parader magazine's (cover) list of "Heavy Metal's All-Time Top 100 Vocalists" (published in the November 2006 issue). Commented the editors of the magazine: "Assembling our list certainly presented a ...

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SLAYER: More Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been released for SLAYER's forthcoming North American headlining tour. The schedule is now shaping up as follows: Jan. 24 - Tucson, AZ @ Tucson Convention Center Jan. 25 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues Jan. 26 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern Jan. 31 - Denver, CO @ Fillmore ...

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DIR EN GREY: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

Japanese band DIR EN GREY will bring its "Inward Scream Tour 2007" to the U.S this February. Confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. 01 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Feb. 02 - Lake Buena Vista, FL & House of Blues (Orlando) Feb. 03 - Atlanta, GA @ Roxy Theatre Feb. 05 - Baltimore, MD ...

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SLAYER: More North American Dates Announced

More dates have been released for SLAYER's forthcoming North American headlining tour. The schedule is now shaping up as follows: Jan. 25 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues Las Vegas Jan. 26 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern LG Feb. 08 - Hamilton, ON @ Copps Coliseum Feb. 22 - Myrtle Beach, ...

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Saturday Night Wrist - DEFTONES

No one could ever accuse DEFTONES of not being a truly weird bunch of guys: just listen to "Pink Cellphone", from the band's fifth album, "Saturday Night Wrist", to hear the group at their absolute strangest. In fact, the band fades into the background on this track: it's an ambient collage of loops played under ...

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ILL NINO Schedules 'Rockline' Appearance

ILL NINO and RA will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Monday, November 13. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check ...

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DROID: New Album Sample Available

Long Beach, California-based metal/hardcore act DROID has made a sample from its upcoming album available at its MySpace page. The as-yet-untitled effort will reportedly feature a guest appearance by DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno on "one of DROID's heaviest songs on the record" and will be released through Emotional Syphon Recordings, the new label ...

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CELLADOR Guitarist Discusses Debut Album, Upcoming Tour

CELLADOR guitarist and main songwriter Chris Petersen recently spoke to MTV.com about the Omaha, Nebraska power metallers' debut album, "Enter Deception", which came out in June via Metal Blade Records. On signing with Metal Blade, Petersen said, "We were so amazed because, from the beginning, we always thought that if we got signed ...

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