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It's Official: SLIPKNOT, SEPULTURA, MACHINE HEAD Members To Take Part In ROADRUNNER Jam

As BLABBERMOUTH.NET exclusively reported on September 24, the year-long, multi-tiered celebration of Roadrunner Records' 25th Anniversary culminates on December 15 when the label will host a once-in-a-lifetime concert at the Nokia Theatre in New York City. The show will feature a ROADRUNNER UNITED "house band" comprised of Joey Jordison (SLIPKNOT) on drums, Andreas ...

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ROADRUNNER UNITED Takes Over FUSE's 'Metal Asylum'

A live performance of "Tired 'n Lonely" from the ROADRUNNER UNITED album — featuring Joey Jordinson (SLIPKNOT) on drums, Acey Slade (MURDERDOLLS) and Matt Baumbach (VISION OF DISORDER) on guitar, Nadja Peulen (COAL CHAMBER) on bass, Omar Clavijo (ILL NINO) on keyboards and Keith Caputo (LIFE OF AGONY) on vocals — was taped last Friday ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY: U.K. Dates Announced

Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY have added several U.K. dates to their European headlining tour in support of their latest effort, "Character" (released in January 2005). After supporting KREATOR on their European tour in spring 2005, a trip to the U.S. and numerous festival appearances, the sextet will be headlining this time, with support ...

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WORMFOOD To Release 'France' In November

French decadent metallers WORMFOOD have set "France" as the title of their debut album for Code666 Records, due on November 18. Produced by CARNIVAL IN COAL mainman Axel Wursthorn and featuring stunning digipack artwork by Sect Metastazis, "France" is described in a press release as "a bizarre and grotesque view of modern French society, a ...

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DEVILDRIVER To Tour With GWAR

DEVILDRIVER will be direct support to GWAR on their upcoming North American tour that will also feature A DOZEN FURIES and MENSREA. Beginning on October 7 in Sayreville, NJ and running through November 11 in Seattle, WA, the tour will traverse the United States playing storied venues, including the Palladium in Worcester, MA, the House ...

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ARCH ENEMY Reschedule U.K. Tour

According to Metal Hammer, ARCH ENEMY have reluctantly taken the decision to reschedule their September U.K. shows until December due to the loss of the advertised and proposed support bands. DARK TRANQUILLITY recently pulled out of the tour, and despite all the efforts of band, label and management, it has not been possible to find ...

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KISS Guitarist Named University Trustee

Sophia Tareen of The Oregonian has issued the following report: Straight-laced Pacific University may be loosening up a bit. The newest member of its board of trustees is the lead guitarist of KISS, the 1970s heavy metal band known for its elaborate makeup and costumes, stadium pyrotechnics and high-volume mantra that spoke of ...

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FREDIABLO Quits NECROPHAGIA

Norwegian guitarist/vocalist Frediablo (NECROPHAGIA, GRIMFIST, GORELORD, HEMNUR) has issued the following statement: "I have decided quit all my musical engagements except my role as singer in GRIMFIST. NECROPHAGIA, GORELORD, WURDULAK, CHAMBER OF STRENGTH etc... I'm done!! I desperately need to distance myself from a large portion of this scene in order to maintain any love ...

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METALLICA Guitarist To Perform With FLUX QUARTET

According to MorrisonSeries.org, METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett will be performing with FLUX QUARTET on Thursday, September 15 at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, California. Kirk and FLUX QUARTET will perform a world-premiere collaboration: "SAS" (for string quartet and improvised electric guitar), a work written by the QUARTET's experimental violinist Thomas Chiu. The ...

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PARALLAX Frontman Killed In Cave Incident

MTV.com is reporting that Blake Donner, singer of Utah-based hardcore band PARALLAX, was killed last week with three friends when they tried to swim to an underground chamber inside a Utah cave via an underwater passageway. PARALLAX had been working on the band's debut LP, which will still be released through Counterintelligence Recordings. There is ...

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NEURAXIS: Another New Song Available For Download

Montreal-based NEURAXIS have posted a second MP3 ("Shatter the Wisdom") from their upcoming fourth album, "Trilateral Progression". Download it at this location. "Trilateral Progression" is scheduled for release 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 ...

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NEURAXIS Complete Work On New Album: Audio Available

Montreal-based NEURAXIS finished mixing and mastering their fourth album, "Trilateral Progression", for a September 13 release via Willowtip Records. A European release will follow on Earache Records. The album was engineered by Yannick St-Amand (DESPISED ICON) and was mixed by Jason Suecof (CAPHARNAUM). The mastering duties were handled by Scott Hull (PIG DESTROYER). A full-length ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH: Bassist DAVE PYBUS Rejoins The Fold

CRADLE OF FILTH frontman Dani Filth has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Greetings fans, friends, fiends and boys and ghouls of all persuasions. "Things have been going exceptionally well in the CRADLE OF FILTH camp of late, with the American airing of 'Viva La Bam' being shown for public consumption ...

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NEURAXIS: Canadian Dates Announced

After completing work recording the follow-up to the recently repackaged 34-track "Truth Imagery Passage" European release, Montreal-based metallers NEURAXIS have announced the following dates in Canada: Aug. 25 - Riverview, NB @ O'Briens Aug. 26 - Fredericton, NB @ Capital Winters Club Aug. 27 - Halifax, NS @ The Pavillion Sep. 11 - Montreal, PQ ...

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HATESPHERE Finalize 'The Sickness Within' Track Listing

Danish thrashers HATESPHERE have finalized the track listing for their new album, "The Sickness Within", due in the U.S. on September 27 via SPV Records (one day earlier internationally). HATESPHERE's follow-up to 2004's "Ballet of the Brute" was recorded in part at Jailhouse Studios with producer Tommy Hansen (HELLOWEEN, PRETTY MAIDS). Guitars and bass were ...

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ROADRUNNER UNITED: 'The All-Star Sessions' To Surface In October

Roadrunner Records has put together a groundbreaking record to mark the label’s 25th Anniversary. The group is called ROADRUNNER UNITED and the album titled "The All-Star Sessions". This full-length release, in stores on October 11, 2005, is a "master class" in hard rock/metal. Boasting 57 artists from 45 of Roadrunner's past and present bands, the ...

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CRISS ANGEL To Appear At Chicago OZZFEST

Master provocateur Criss Angel, whose A&E series "Criss Angel Mindfreak" debuted last week (airs weekly on Wednesday) at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT, will make an appearance at the July 30 Ozzfest date in Chicago. Angel will have a tented area where he will be available to interact with fans and sign autographs from 12 ...

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ARCH ENEMY: European Tour Dates Announced

ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Just taking a quick break from sweating our asses off out here on the Ozzfest in the States to give you the good news that European tour dates are now falling into place for this autumn. Below is what ...

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ROADRUNNER RECORDS Invites You To Name 'All-Stars' Album

Roadrunner Records has issued the following press release: "To celebrate our 25th Anniversary, later this year we will be releasing a CD that up until now we have been referring to only as the 'Roadrunner All-Stars'. For this historic release, Robert Flynn (MACHINE HEAD), Joey Jordison (SLIPKNOT), Dino Cazares (FEAR FACTORY), and Matt Heafy (TRIVIUM) ...

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Former FEAR FACTORY Guitarist DINO CAZARES Says He Is No Longer Working With NICK BARKER

FEAR FACTORY's official fan site, FearFactoryFans.com, recently conducted an interview with former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares. Several excerpts follow: FearFactoryFans.com: How's your new project with Nick Barker [ex-DIMMU BORGIR, CRADLE OF FILTH] coming along? Are you guys still going by the name DRIVEN BY SUFFERING? Dino: "Nick Barker is back in England. ...

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MALADAPTIVE Finish Recording New EP

MALADAPTIVE, the new band featuring former HEAVENLY members Frédéric Leclercq (guitar), Pierre-Emmanuel Pélisson (bass) and Maxence Pilo (drums), have finished recording their second EP, entitled "Manic Delusions". Audio samples of the tracks "Be Your Own God", "Steppin' out of the Ashes" and a full-length MP3 download of the song "Manic Delusions" are available in the ...

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