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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Begin Writing Material For New Album

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD drummer Gene Hoglan has posted the following tour update at the band's official web site: "What's happening? We're pulling into Tulsa, Oklahoma, and I've got my eyes peeled for that 900 ft. Jesus. I don't see anything. But hey man, if Jesus saves, I'd like to know where he shops... "Our three ...

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FEAR FACTORY To Tour Europe With SLAYER?

FEAR FACTORY are looking at possibly touring Europe with SLAYER in March 2006, the group's drummer Raymond Herrera revealed in a brand-new interview conducted by HeavyMetalSource.com. During the interview, Raymond also spoke about the group's songwriting process for their last two albums, his gaming business and his drumming influences. Raymond also said that ...

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DRY KILL LOGIC: In Writing Mode

DRY KILL LOGIC will enter the studio in February with producers Eddie Wohl and Rob Caggiano (CRADLE OF FILTH, ANTHRAX) of Scrap 60 to begin recording their third album, tentatively due next spring. Commented DRY KILL LOGIC drummer Phil Arcuri: "Right now, we're back home in New York writing the new CD. It's coming along ...

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SHADOWS FALL Frontman Comments On 'The Art Of Touring' DVD

The highly-anticipated new SHADOWS FALL DVD, "The Art of Touring", is set for a November 15 release via Century Media. The disc effectively documents the rise of one of today's most influential and dominant metal bands. Brian Fair (vocals) describes what the DVD release means to him and how the band strived to create something ...

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Drummer GENE HOGLAN Says DARK ANGEL Reunion Will 'Never Happen'

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD drummer Gene Hoglan has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Hey, since I seem to be able to write my own headlines on Blabbermouth, I figured I'd throw oot a few...'Hoglan cures cancer-develops Death Ray in the process.' 'Hoglan replaced by trained monkey-admits monkey can probably do as ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Drummer Checks In From The Road

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD drummer Gene Hoglan has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "As you all know, STRAPPING is hittin' the road. Actually, we've hit it. We're in Lawrence, Kansas tonight, as the 'Category 5-Fifteen Years of Fear' shitstorm blows into town. I am gonna do my best to document this ...

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DINO CAZARES Discusses New Project, Says He Is Open To Playing With BURTON C. BELL

Sweden's Close-Up magazine recently spoke to the four ROADRUNNER UNITED team captains Dino Cazares (ASESINO, ex-FEAR FACTORY, BRUJERIA), Joey Jordison (SLIPKNOT), Robert Flynn (MACHINE HEAD) and Matthew Heafy (TRIVIUM). In addition, Roadrunner Records Senior Director of A&R Monte Conner gives his input on the gigantic project. Following are some excerpts from the article. Cazarez on ...

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FIREBALL MINISTRY To Join 'Viva La Bands' Tour

FIREBALL MINISTRY will join H.I.M., FINCH and SKINDRED for the forthcoming "Viva La Bands" tour kicking off November 19 in Atlantic City. The "Viva La Bands" tour — featuring artists handpicked by MTV skateboarding personality Bam Margera of "Jackass" and "Viva La Bam" fame — will arrive on the heels of FIREBALL MINISTRY's fall outings: ...

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JOE LYNN TURNER: West Coast Tour Dates Announced

Legendary hard rock vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) has announced the following dates in support of his latest solo album, "The Usual Suspects": Nov. 02 - The Avalon - Santa Clara, CA Nov. 03 - Pepperbelly's - Fairfield, CA Nov. 04 - Paladino's - Reseda, CA Nov. 06 - The Coach ...

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MINISTRY: More MASTERBATOUR 2006 Dates Announced

MINISTRY will be teaming up with REVOLTING COCKS and SPYDER BABY for the MasterBaTour 2006 beginning in early May of next year. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: May 05 – Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theatre May 06 - San Antonio, TX @ Sunset Station Lonestar May 07 - Fort Worth, TX @ ...

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CRISIS Bassist Leaves Band; Auditions To Be Held

CRISIS have announced the departure of Gia Wang, the group's bass player for the last 12 years. "Due to family commitments, Gia will be unable to continue to be a part of the CRISIS collective," reads an official press release. "The band wishes Gia well in all his future endeavors. "Nick Weitzel, a friend of ...

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IN FLAMES To Support MOTÖRHEAD On U.K. Tour

Sweden's IN FLAMES will be supporting MOTÖRHEAD on a U.K. tour beginning at the end of the month. "This will be the longest U.K. tour we have ever done and we are really psyched for it, so hope to see you all there," IN FLAMES write on their web site. Confirmed dates are as follows: ...

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GIGANTOUR Bands Join MEGADETH Onstage In Seattle

Members of ANTHRAX (Scott Ian, Charlie Benante, and Joey Belladonna), along with Burton C. Bell of FEAR FACTORY, members of BOBAFLEX, tour managers from FEAR FACTORY and ANTHRAX, and others, joined MEGADETH on stage Saturday night (September 10) in Seattle, WA to sing the classic "Peace Sells... But Who's Buying". The MEGADETH-headlined Gigantour trek concluded ...

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DEF LEPPARD: More Dates With BRYAN ADAMS Announced

DEF LEPPARD have lined up the following dates with BRYAN ADAMS during October/November: Oct. 11 - Boston, MA - Agganis Arena Oct. 12 - East Rutherford, NJ - Continental Arena Oct. 14 - Bristow, VA - Nissan Pavilion Oct. 15 - Raleigh, NC - Alltel Pavilion Oct. 17 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena ...

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Transgression - FEAR FACTORY

Just before sitting down to write this review, I happened to read the latest FEAR FACTORY news posted right here on Blabbermouth. Specifically, vocalist Burton C. Bell's description of "Transgression" as "experimental" is the part that stuck. It's a good starting point, so let's go with it. While the new album is not "Archetype", I ...

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DRY KILL LOGIC To Release New Album Next Spring

DRY KILL LOGIC frontman Cliff Rigano has issued the following update: "No rest for the wicked… After Gigantour ends, we will be embarking on the 'New Level of Aggression II' tour, presented by Vestal, which will run from September 12 through October 25 and take us back around the U.S. one more time. We will ...

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DRY KILL LOGIC Frontman: 'We Can't Thank DAVE MUSTAINE Enough'

DRY KILL LOGIC frontman Cliff Rigano has issued the following update regarding the group's participation in this summer's Gigantour alongside MEGADETH, DREAM THEATER and others: "Cliff here, writing to you from some highway en route to Detroit. We're about three wks into Gigantour, and man, what an experience this has been! "We have met and ...

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MINISTRY: MASTERBATOUR 2006 Dates Announced

MINISTRY will be teaming up with REVOLTING COCKS and SPYDER BABY for the MasterBaTour 2006 beginning in early May of next year. The dates so far are as follows: May 06 - San Antonio, TX @ Sunset Station May 07 - Fort Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theatre May 08 - New Orleans, LA @ House ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH: DVD Artwork Posted Online

The cover artwork for CRADLE OF FILTH's upcoming DVD, "Peace through Superior Firepower", has been posted online at this location. "Peace through Superior Firepower" is tentatively scheduled for a late October/early November release. The disc was filmed over two sold out shows in Paris on April 2-3, 2005 and will contain behind-the-scenes footage ...

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DEF LEPPARD Part Ways With Longtime Management

After spending most of their career under the management of Peter Mensch and Cliff Bernstein at Q-Prime Management, DEF LEPPARD have jumped ship to sign with Trudy Green at HK Management, according to Hits Daily Double. HK, which is now part of Irving Azoff's Frontline Management, has looked after such artists as AEROSMITH, POISON, MICHAEL ...

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