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DARKEST GRACE Hard At Work On Debut Album

Seattle, Washington-based metal band DARKEST GRACE, which features in its ranks former members DAMNAGED, is currently at Red Room Studio in Seattle with producer Ben Schigel (CHIMAIRA, RINGWORM, DROWNING POOL) working on its debut album for Straight Razor Entertainment (formerly LaMafia Records), the new artist-development company launched by Schigel, CHIMAIRA bassist Jim LaMarca and former ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD To Release 'Volume 2' DVD In October

Ohio-based alternative metal band MUSHROOMHEAD will release the "Volume 2" DVD on October 28, 2008 on Filthy Hands/Megaforce Records. The highly anticipated follow-up to the band's 2005 DVD release "Volume 1" features two-and-a-half hours of pure mayhem, including exclusive never-before-seen content, live footage from the past three years on the group's "Savior Sorrow" tour, and ...

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THE AUTUMN OFFERING To Enter Studio In December

Daytona Beach, Florida's THE AUTUMN OFFERING will enter a Hollywood, California studio on December 3 with producer Logan Mader (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, DIVINE HERESY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY) to begin recording its new album for an early 2009 release. According to the group, the follow-up to 2007's "Fear Will Cast No Shadow" will contain "by far ...

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VENTANA: New Album Samples Posted Online

VENTANA, the Cleveland-based band featuring Rick Thomas of MUSHROOMHEAD on programming and keyboards, Matt Foran on vocals, Kyle Kotarski on guitar, Dan Fox on drums, and John Sustar on bass guitar, has posted new audio samples from its forthcoming debut album, which is currently in its final stages of production. The CD is ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD's NOTHING Releases More Solo Material

Vocalist Jeffrey Nothing of the Ohio-based alternative metal band MUSHROOMHEAD has posted several tracks from his forthcoming solo album, "The New Psychodalia", on his MySpace page. MUSHROOMHEAD studio captain Steve "Skinny" Felton reportedly produced the effort, which features additional contributions from KUFF guitarist Ryan Farrell. Farrell played guitar, bass, and keyboards on the ...

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VENTANA: New Song Posted Online

VENTANA, the Cleveland-based band featuring Rick Thomas of MUSHROOMHEAD on programming and keyboards, Matt Foran on vocals, Kyle Kotarski on guitar, Dan Fox on drums, and John Sustar on bass guitar, has posted a new song, "The Digital World", on its MySpace page. The track comes off the group's debut album, which is ...

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CHIMAIRA Bassist's STRAIGHT RAZOR ENTERTAINMENT Working With DARKEST GRACE

CHIMAIRA bassist Jim LaMarca, former MUSHROOMHEAD manager Trent Weller, and producer Ben Schigel (RINGWORM, DROWNING POOL) have joined forces to launch a new artist-development company called Straight Razor Entertainment (formerly LaMafia Records). Straight Razor is currently working with select artists out of Cleveland and a metal band out of Seattle called DARKEST GRACE. DARKEST GRACE ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD's STITCH Directs PSYCLON NINE Video

"Parasitic", the first video from San Francisco-based industrial black metallers PSYCLON NINE, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's "Crwn Thy Frnicatr" CD, which was released in 2006 via Metropolis Records. The clip was shot in November 2007 in Cleveland, Ohio shortly after the group's fall tour with MUSHROOMHEAD. Richard Thomas (a.k.a. ...

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Former MUSHROOMHEAD Singer, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Drummer Discuss PITCH BLACK FORECAST

D.X. Ferris of the Cleveland Scene recently spoke to Jason "J" Popson (MUSHROOMHEAD, IN COLD BLOOD, Fractured Transmitter Records) and drummer Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DEATH, DARK ANGEL, TESTAMENT) about their new collaborative project, PITCH BLACK FORECAST (formerly ABSENTEE). "I always wanted a record of everything I liked about metal," Popson said. ...

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LAMB OF GOD Frontman Featured On PITCH BLACK FORECAST Debut

PITCH BLACK FORECAST (formerly ABSENTEE), the new project featuring vocalist Jason "J" Popson (MUSHROOMHEAD, IN COLD BLOOD, Fractured Transmitter Records), drummer Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DEATH, DARK ANGEL, TESTAMENT), guitarist Robert Reinard (NDE) and bassist Craig Martini, has had the released date of its debut album, "Absentee" (Fractured Transmitter) pushed back to May 20 ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD: Tour Dates Annoounced

Ohio's MUSHROOMHEAD has scheduled the following dates: April 07 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection April 08 - E. Peoria, IL - Tops & Tails April 09 - Kansas City, MO - Beaumont Club April 10 - Oklahoma City, OK - Bricktown Ballroom April 11 - Lewisville, TX - Fat Daddy's Sound Shack April ...

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Metal Photographer STEPHEN JENSEN Releases New Photo Book

From straight out of the photo pit and backstage photo sessions is the long-awaited, limited edition photo book, "Music Photography - Volume 1" by one of the music industry's busiest and many say most stylized photographers, the critically acclaimed Stephen D. Jensen of F3 Studios in Crystal Lake, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. Familiar faces include ...

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PITCH BLACK FORECAST: Debut Album Track Listing Revealed

PITCH BLACK FORECAST (formerly ABSENTEE), the new project featuring vocalist Jason "J" Popson (MUSHROOMHEAD, IN COLD BLOOD, Fractured Transmitter Records), drummer Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DEATH, DARK ANGEL, TESTAMENT), guitarist Robert Reinard (NDE) and bassist Craig Martini, will release its debut album, "Absentee" on May 6 via Fractured Transmitter. The CD was mixed with ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD Featured In 'The Rage' Film; DVD Due This Month

Horror legend and special effects master Robert Kurtzman's new splatter epic "The Rage" will be released in the U.S. on DVD on February 26 from Screen Media Films. The film, which stars Andrew Divoff ("Lost", "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull") and Erin Brown (Masters of Horror's "Sick Girl"), has received rave ...

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PITCH BLACK FORECAST: Debut Album Title Announced

PITCH BLACK FORECAST (formerly ABSENTEE), the new project featuring vocalist Jason "J" Popson (MUSHROOMHEAD, IN COLD BLOOD, Fractured Transmitter Records), drummer Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DEATH, DARK ANGEL, TESTAMENT), guitarist Robert Reinard (NDE) and bassist Craig Martini, has set "Absentee" as the title of its debut album, due on May 6 via Fractured Transmitter. ...

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FOREVER IN TERROR, AESTHETIC: Tour Dates Announced

FOREVER IN TERROR will join forces with AESTHETIC for the "FeBREW Tour 2008" in February/March. The dates are as follows: Feb. 11 - Nashville, TN - The Muse Feb. 12 - Evansville, IN - 1123 Feb. 13 - Illinois - [to be announced] Feb. 14 - Covington, KY - The Mad Hatter Feb. 15 - ...

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PITCH BLACK FORECAST In Mixing Mode

PITCH BLACK FORECAST (formerly ABSENTEE), the new project featuring vocalist Jason "J" Popson (MUSHROOMHEAD, IN COLD BLOOD, Fractured Transmitter Records), drummer Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DEATH, DARK ANGEL, TESTAMENT), guitarist Robert Reinard (NDE) and bassist Craig Martini, is currently mixing its debut release with Bill Korecky at Mars Recording Studio. A tentative May release ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD Wins 'Headbanger's Ball' 'Video Of The Year'

Ohio's MUSHROOMHEAD has won the MTV2 "Headbanger's Ball" "2007 Video Of The Year" for the song "1200". The clip, which was directed by horror special effects guru House, can be viewed below. MTV2's end-of-year show was voted on by over 120,000 viewers. MUSHROOMHEAD will hit the road in March for a full USA tour supporting ...

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VENGINCE Added To 'Ambushing Europe Tour' Alongside EKTOMORF, STUCK MOJO

VENGINCE, the California-based hardcore/metal band featuring Relentless (ENDRAH vocalist), and Flatline (session drummer for DEFIANCE), will make its European debut as part of the forthcoming "Ambushing Europe Tour 2008" alongside EKTOMORF, STUCK MOJO and TENSIDE. Commented Relentless: "It is a huge honor to be invited to tour with STUCK MOJO! We have been fans of ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD: New Audio Interview Available

MUSHROOMHEAD members Steve Felton (a.k.a. Skinny; drums) and Jack Kilcoyne (a.k.a. Pig Benis; bass) were recently interviewed for Joe's Podhole. They offer their thoughts on SLIPKNOT, Bill Cosby, and the legions of MUSHROOMHEAD fans who make the constant gigging and recording all worth it. Download the audio file at this location. Cleveland Scene ...

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LENNON Completes Work On Metal Project With Producer JASON SUECOF

Orlando, Florida-based singer-songwriter LENNON (full name: Lennon Murphy), who who last year opened select dates on the AEROSMITH/MÖTLEY CRÜE tour, has completed work on her yet-to-be-named metal project with producer Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, DEVILDRIVER, CHIMAIRA, BURY YOUR DEAD). According to the singer's manager Jeffrey Pringle, Lennon "co-wrote all the songs with Jason, who not only ...

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FOREVER IN TERROR Seeking New Lead Guitarist

Streetsboro, Ohio's FOREVER IN TERROR is currently on the hunt for a new lead guitarst. The group says, "Seven-string players only apply! Must be under 23. A sick shredder on guitar (sweeping, tapping, speedpicking, etc. A MUST!)" All interested partied can contact the group via [email protected] FOREVER IN TERROR's debut album, "Restless in the Tides", ...

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Reunited JADED Recording Sophomore Album

Reunited all-female hard rock band JADED has just returned from a trip to Bloomington, Indiana where it recorded new tracks for its upcoming sophomore release with legendary producer Gary Katz, best known for his works with multi-platinum recording artist and classic rock icons STEELY DAN. Katz has also worked with multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated recording artist ...

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