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Angular Perceptions - THOUGHT CHAMBER

THOUGHT CHAMBER is the product of guitarist Michael Harris and vocalist Ted Leonard (ENCHANT). Along with Bobby Williamson (keyboards), Rob Stankiewicz (drums), and Derek Blakely (bass), the result of the collaboration is "Angular Perceptions", a progressive metal album with songwriting and groove as the central focus. InsideOut seems to pick the bands on its roster ...

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Former COAL CHAMBER Guitarist Is Back In Action

Former COAL CHAMBER guitarist Miguel "Meegs" Rascon is back in full effect with a revamped version of his PINATA project, now renamed GLASS PINATA. The band spent the last year recording its debut album at NRG studios in North Hollywood, California with producer Tom Fletcher. GLASS PINATA, which was previously signed to Level 7, is ...

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CHOKEHOLD To Support SAXON In U.K., Ireland

U.K. metallers CHOKEHOLD have announced their participation in the forthcoming U.K./Irish tour of metal legends SAXON. Drummer Lawrence Paterson comments: "F***king YEEESSSS! To share the stage night after night with such a renowned and ultimately respected band as SAXON is an honour, but to be personally invited is truly special. We can't thank SAXON and ...

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Age Eternal - MIDDIAN

Mike Scheidt may have been the guitarist and vocalist of revered northwest U.S. space-doom freaks YOB, but the opening track of his new band's debut seems determined to highlight the differences between his earlier outfit and MIDDIAN. "Dreamless Eye" crashes out of the gate with a fast, aggressive, crusty old-NEUROSIS clatter, a much harsher and ...

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'Metal: A Headbanger's Companion': New EARACHE Collection Due In April

Earache Records will release a six-CD collection, entitled "Metal: A Headbanger's Companion", on April 23. Headbang away to over 100 all-out blistering tracks on six separate discs, featuring Earache's own genre-defining, groundbreaking artists. The set will be priced only £9.99 (U.K.) or $15.98 (U.S.). "Metal: A Headbanger's Companion" track listing: Disc 1 - Death Metal: ...

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SAXON: Rescheduled U.K., Irish Tour Dates Announced

British heavy metal legends SAXON have announced the rescheduled U.K./Irish tour dates. As reported yesterday, SAXON was forced to postpone its previously announced British and Irish trek because singer Biff Byford was suffering from "a throat infection and bad case of flu," according to a statement posted on the band's official web site. The new ...

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FAITH OR FEAR To Play One-Off Reunion Show

Long-defunct late '80s thrash band from the Philadelphia area FAITH OR FEAR is planning a one-off reunion gig in April/May. More information will be made available soon. FAITH OR FEAR was an acclaimed up-and-coming talent in the late '80s, having released its debut album, "Punishment Area", in 1989 through Combat Records. After the LP's release, ...

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ILL NINO, DROWNING POOL: U.K., Ireland Dates Announced

ILL NINO and DROWNING POOL will team up for a co-headlining tour of the U.K. and Ireland in April. He dates are as follows: Apr. 08 - Wolverhampton, England - Wulfrun Apr. 09 - Nottingham, England - Rock City Apr. 10 - Newcastle, England - Academy Apr. 11 - Glasgow, Scotland - Cathouse Apr. 12 ...

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TWELFTH GATE Working With New Vocalist

Chicago-based progressive thrash metal band TWELFTH GATE has issued the following update: "TWELFTH GATE is very excited to report that the band has been working with a new singer, and is finally back on track. Of course, due to the fact that the band doesn't want to make another hasty decision regarding the vocalist postion, ...

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Former FAITH OR FEAR Guitarist Resurfaces In TRAGEDY IN PROGRESS

Former FAITH OR FEAR guitarist Chris Bombeke has teamed up with guitarist/vocalist Shane Gellert of ONE IN THE CHAMBER to form a new project called TRAGEDY IN PROGRESS. Bombeke will play bass in the group, which also features Gellert's CHAMBER bandmates Joey Mionie and Ted Vandermark. The Atlantic City, New Jersey-based act is currently writing ...

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DEVILDRIVER: New Album Due In June

DEVILDRIVER, the Santa Barbara, California-based band featuring former COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, recently wrapped up the recording sessions for its third album, "The Last Kind Words", at Sonic Ranch studios outside El Paso, Texas. Jason Suecof, known for his great work with TRIVIUM, CHIMAIRA, GOD FORBID, and BURY YOUR DEAD, is producing the album, ...

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AUTUMN TEARS Finishes Recording 'The Hallowing'

Dark Symphonies recording artist AUTUMN TEARS has finished recording its long-awaited new release, entitled "The Hallowing". Mainman Ted Tringo says: "All that is left now is the final mixing, mastering and completion of the layout. Expect the album to be ready within a few months at the latest." After a decade of evolving, the band ...

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CARNIVAL IN COAL: New Touring Lineup Revealed

French experimentalists CARNIVAL IN COAL have announced their new live lineup: Alexis Damien - Drums Romain Caron (JOHN MAKAY) - Guitar, Backing Vocals Julien Cathalo - Keyboards Pierre Antonik (DSK) – Guitar Axel Wursthorn - Bass Arno Strobl - Vocals CARNIVAL IN COAL is currently writing material for its new album, tentatively due before the ...

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DEVILDRIVER Launches YouTube Channel

DEVILDRIVER, the Santa Barbara, California-based band featuring former COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, has launched its own exclusive channel on YouTube. Go to this location to see videos, updates from the recording sessions and more. DEVILDRIVER recently entered Sonic Ranch studios in El Paso, Texas with producer Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, GOD FORBID) to ...

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DEVILDRIVER Completes Drum Tracks For New CD

DEVILDRIVER, the Santa Barbara, California-based band featuring former COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, has entered Sonic Ranch studios in El Paso, Texas to begin recording its third album, tentatively due next summer via Roadrunner Records. "We got to Sonic Ranch three days ago, loaded in and began getting drum tones yesterday," Dez writes in an ...

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ROSE TATTOO: Final European Dates Announced

Australia's ROSE TATTOO has announced the final details of its upcoming European tour after the first part of the trek had to be postponed. The schedule is now shaping up as follows: Mar. 04 - UK - London Scala Mar. 06 - UK - Wolverhampton Civic Hall * Mar. 07 - UK - Nottingham Rock ...

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DEVILDRIVER To Enter Studio Next Month

DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara (ex-COAL CHAMBER) has issued the following update: "Fuck yea!!! Here's what's happening: We've been writing and have more than enough material to go in the studio. The band is going to Mike's [Spreitzer, guitar] today to lay the last song down on his computer so I can begin my writing on ...

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MADPOWER 2006 Festival Changes Location

Due to unforseen circumstances beyond the promoters' control, the original venue for this year's Madpower festival, The Warehouse Stage, is going to be temporarily closed. This caused an immediate move of the festival to a new venue, the CC Riders Clubhouse, Madison, WI. The CC Riders Clubhouse is a private club and is located at ...

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LEEWAY Frontman Schedules EDDIE'S FUNHOUSE Appearances

Vocalist Eddie Sutton of the legendary New York hardcore/metal act LEEWAY has issued the following update: Well (deep sigh), CBGBs has had its last gasp/heartbeat with three BAD BRAINS shows, and it puts and end to an era of memories that will never leave our souls... Which means we all need to come together and ...

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TWELFTH GATE Back On MADPOWER Festival

Chicago-based progressive thrash metal band TWELFTH GATE is officially back on the lineup for the 2006 MadPower festival. As previously reported, TWELFTH GATE is currently seeking a new vocalist, which initially forced them to cancel, but have since recruited friend and EDEN'S FALL (also performing) vocalist John Barr to fill in for their performance at ...

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DEVILDRIVER Frontman Confirmed As CMJ MUSIC MARATHON Panelist

DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara (ex-COAL CHAMBER) has been confirmed as a panelist at the 2006 CMJ Music Marathon. Fafara will appear on the "Ozzfest 10th Anniversary Reunion" panel, which will take place Wednesday, November 1 from 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall in New York City. Roadrunner Records will release ...

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WORMFOOD Parts Ways With Drummer, Announces Replacement

French decadent metallers WORMFOOD have parted ways with drummer Alexis Damien and have replaced him with Efflam (YORBLIND, SPASMS). "WORMFOOD won't answer any question regarding this replacement and makes a point of specifying that this evolution won't disturb its planning and projects, including Tim Zecevic and El Worm's involvement in CARNIVAL IN COAL," reads the ...

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CELLADOR To Headline Wisconsin's MADPOWER Festival

Omaha, Nebraska power metallers CELLADOR have been officially confirmed as one of the headliners of the 2006 Madpower festival. Madpower is an annual event held in the Madison, Wisconsin area as a showcase for progressive, power metal and thrash metal bands. The all-day, 18+ festival will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 21 at ...

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