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AMEN: Audio Interview With CASEY CHAOS Available

"Talking Metal"'s coverage of the 2007 edition of "VH1 Rock Honors" concludes with a Casey Chaos special. In this episode, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy catch up with the AMEN frontman at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV. Topics include AMEN, SCUM, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, THE DAMNED, Henry Rollins, black metal, and ...

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ENGINEER To Release 'The Dregs' In July

Syracuse, New York-based metal outfit ENGINEER will release its sophomore full-length album, "The Dregs", on July 10 via Black Market Activities. The CD was recorded in February at More Sounds Studio with producer Jocko Randall (ED GEIN). The result is an album that "achieves the band's original goal to push the musical boundaries of each ...

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AMEN To Perform On 'The Henry Rollins Show'

California's AMEN will be featured musical guests on the current season of "The Henry Rollins Show" on the Independent Film Channel (IFC). The exact date for the band's performance will be announced soon. "It was one of the biggest honors of my life," commented AMEN frontman Casey Chaos on being asked to perform for the ...

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THE MURDER REVOLUTION Completes Work On New Demo

Unsigned Cleveland-based extreme metallers THE MURDER REVOLUTION have just completed work on a three-song demo at Spider Studios in Strongsville, Ohio with producer Tony Gammalo (IT DIES TODAY, MISERY SIGNALS, CHIMAIRA). Mixing duties were handled by Ben Schigel (CHIMAIRA, DROWNING POOL, INTEGRITY) at Spider Studios in Strongsville, OH. You can hear the new songs on ...

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Norway's KVELERTAK: 'We Actually Want People To LIKE Our Music'

In a refreshing change from the usual dour pronouncements that tend to come out of the Norwegian music scene, KVELERTAK guitarist Bjarte admits that his band actually does want people to like its music. "We want to play catchy and immediate, unpretentious and fun, yet brutally and totally super-necro, black metal and trash-inspired punk rock, ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Honors SAMMY HAGAR; Video Available

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield honored Sammy Hagar at the Recording Academy Honors at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, California Sunday night (April 29). A two-minute video clip of Hetfield's speech has been posted at YouTube. The Recording Academy Honors Award was established to celebrate outstanding individuals whose work embodies excellence ...

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Poland's DAYMARES Completes Work On Debut Album

Warsaw-based DAYMARES has completed work on its debut album, entitled "Can't Get Us All". Drums were tracked at Kokszoman Studio with Maciek Miechowicz (NEUMA, ex-KOBONG) while the rest of the instruments and vocals were laid down at As One Studio with Smok (ex-POST REGIMENT) and Activator. The artwork was created by outstanding Polish artist Rafal ...

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DANZIG: Complete 'The Lost Tracks Of Danzig' Details Revealed

If you've been craving new DANZIG material, then get your music player ready. On May 29, evilive will release "The Lost Tracks of Danzig", a two-CD set comprised of 26 previously unreleased tracks that span DANZIG's entire career. All of the tracks were recorded during the band's seven-album "arc" that began with 1988's "Danzig". "Whenever ...

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SAMMY HAGAR To Be Honored By The RECORDING ACADEMY

Sammy Hagar, Linda Perry and three-time Grammy winner Narada Michael Walden have been named as recipients of The Recording Academy Honors 2007, it was announced by the San Francisco Chapter. The Recording Academy Honors was established to celebrate outstanding individuals whose work embodies excellence and integrity and who have improved the environment for the creative ...

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The Blackening - MACHINE HEAD

"The Blackening", MACHINE HEAD's sixth studio album, is quite simply the band's best effort since its shattering 1994 debut, "Burn My Eyes", and may even surpass that modern classic. It may also be the best all-out metal recording of 2007. This is a no-holds-barred, brutally heavy, uncompromising album, a labor of love on which every ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH: Classic Recordings To Be Reissued

On April 3, 2007, Friday Music will re-release three much-sought-after classic recordings from the legendary DAVID LEE ROTH Warner Brothers catalog: "A Little Ain't Enough" (FRM 1054), "Your Filthy Little Mouth" (FRM 1055) and the highly collectable "Sonrisa Salvaje" (FRM 1053) ("Eat 'Em and Smile" sung in Spanish). All three albums have been re-mastered by ...

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You are the Lamb - IAMTHETHORN

Canada's Goodfellow Records has consistently unearthed the kind of bands that scrape, crawl, and destroy in fine sludge and hardcore fashion. Add Seattle's IAMTHETHORN to that list. Debut EP "You Are the Lamb" is 23 minutes of EYEHATEGOD-style angry sludge and doom, in this case with the boys pissed off about all things religion. The ...

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RUSH Engineer Comments On New Album

According to a posting on the RUSH fan site Power Windows, producer/engineer Rich Chycki has commented on the new RUSH album, "Snakes & Arrows", which he recorded and alongside Nick Raskulinecz. "Recording was completed at Allaire Studios in Shokan, New York during November/December 2006," Chycki writes on his blog. "I mixed the CD ...

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Former THE ESOTERIC Drummer Joins WES BORLAND's BLACK LIGHT BURNS

Drummer Marshall Kilpatric (ex-THE ESOTERIC, TODAY IS THE DAY) has officially joined BLACK LIGHT BURNS. Fronted by Wes Borland (ex-LIMP BIZKIT, BIG DUMB FACE, FROM FIRST TO LAST), the group also consists of Danny Lohner (ex-NINE INCH NAILS, A PERFECT CIRCLE), and Nick Annis (OPEN HAND), with other members yet to be announced. Kilpatric is ...

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North Carolina's SLAVEMACHINE Resurrected

North Carolina metal act SLAVEMACHINE has reformed two years after disbanding due to personal differences. Lead vocalist and founding member Ryan Taylor said, "We've been thinking about this for over a year now, and it just feels like the right time to launch the band again. We've received numerous emails and phone calls to do ...

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EWIGKEIT Mainman: 'I'm Sick Of The Way The Whole Arse-Kissing Music Industry Works'

Mainman James Fogarty of the English experimental metal project EWIGKEIT has reportedly severed all ties with the music industry by burning all record contracts (a total of five), and has systematically burnt the "rule book" and reclaimed intellectual copyright over all previous recorded music. After mutually agreed separation from Earache Records (who released EWIGKEIT's "Radio ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Members File Lawsuit To Stop Sales Of Concert Memorabilia And Merchandise

Members of LED ZEPPELIN are among the musicians who are taking a music memorabilia web site owner to court, claiming he is illegally selling vintage recordings and memorabilia. The lawsuit was filed in San Francisco in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California against William Sagan, who operates a web site, WolfgangsVault.com, through which ...

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