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MISERY INDEX: Drummer KEVIN TALLEY To Complete Upcoming Tours

MISERY INDEX, the Baltimore, Maryland-based band featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.), and Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, NEXT STEP UP), have announced that they will be joined by former drummer Kevin Talley for all of their upcoming touring activities. Commented the group on their web site: "Hey people! ...

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THE HAUNTED: Vocals Almost Done, New Songtitles Revealed

THE HAUNTED bassist Jonas Björler has posted the following studio report on the band's official web site: "[Singer Peter] Dolving is almost done with the vocals for the album. He has screamed his way through 12 songs already this past week, and now there are only 3 songs to go. We'll go through the material ...

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MISERY INDEX: Former Drummer To Fill In For Live Performances

MISERY INDEX, the Baltimore, Maryland-based band featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.), and Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, NEXT STEP UP), will be joined by former drummer Kevin Talley for their upcoming appearances in Albany (April 3) and Brooklyn (April 4). "However, we are still looking for a suitable ...

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JESTER'S FUNERAL Begin Work On New Material

German metallers JESTER'S FUNERAL are currently in pre-production for their fourth album, tentatively due in early 2005 through TTS Media Music. "All lyrics of the songs are written by Jan D. Kucharzewski (known from 'City of Glass' from our last album) and John Shirley, based on Shirley's short stories," the band write on their web ...

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DAMAGEPLAN: 'Save Me' Video To Premiere On MTV2

DAMAGEPLAN's video for "Save Me" will receive its world premiere on March 27 as part of MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball Tour" special. The clip was shot in early March with director Christoffer "Salzy" Salzgeber (SOULFLY, HALFORD, SNOT) and is described by DAMAGEPLAN frontman Patrick Lachman as "killer." DAMAGEPLAN, who made their live debut in Japan late ...

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UNEARTH Name New Album

Massachusetts-based metallers UNEARTH have set "The Oncoming Storm" as the title of their new album, due on June 29 through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2001's "The Stings Of Conscience" is being produced by Adam Dutkiewicz of KILLSWITCH ENGAGE fame. UNEARTH will embark on the "Headbanger's Ball Tour" with HATEBREED, DAMAGEPLAN and DROWNING POOL ...

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TOMMY LEE DJs, Parties In Miami

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee was a guest DJ at Wet Grooves 2004 at the Shelborne Hotel pool in South Beach, Miami on Monday (March 8). Check out pictures from LFI. Lee and rumored fling, supermodel Naomi Campbell, were also on hand for 2004 Miami Winter Music Conference - Debi Nova at ...

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DEATH & TAXES To Enter Studio Later This Month

DEATH & TAXES, the Los Angeles-based hard rock quartet featuring former members of HOLY SOLDIER and XYZ, will be in the studio starting in late March through early April finishing up their debut CD, titled "Waste of a Perfectly Good CD". Additional recording and the mixdown will take place at Bearsville Studios in Woodstock, New ...

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DROWNING POOL: 'Step Up' Video Posted Online

DROWNING POOL's video for their new single, "Step Up", has been posted online at this location. "Step Up" comes off the group's upcoming sophomore album, "Desensitized", due on April 20 through Wind-Up Records. The track will also be will be featured on the upcoming "Punisher: The Album" soundtrack, due on March 23 through ...

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TOMMY LEE Bassist To Tour With PRONG

TOMMY LEE bassist Marty O'Brien has issued the following update on his recent and upcoming activities: "I've been pretty busy lately. Tommy Lee is locked up in his home studio writing new songs, so I'm taking advantage of the time off and I'm playing for anyone and everyone… Most importantly, I've gone and joined a ...

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MACHINE HEAD, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL

MACHINE HEAD, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, ARCH ENEMY, ICED EARTH, CHILDREN OF BODOM have been confirmed to headline this year's New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, set to take place April 30-May 1 at The Palladium in Worcester, Mass. The following groups are currently scheduled to appear at the festival: Headliners – Friday, April 30: KILLSWITCH ENGAGE ...

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DAMAGEPLAN: Webcast Video Posted Online

The DAMAGEPLAN webcast that originally aired on February 8 has been posted online online in at this location (Windows Media). As previously reported, DAMAGEPLAN will be teaming up with HATEBREED, DROWNING POOL and UNEARTH for the second installment of the "Headbanger's Ball" tour beginning in late March. Leaked dates so far include: Mar. ...

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UNEARTH Officially Added To 'Headbanger's Ball Tour II'

Massachusetts-based metallers UNEARTH have been officially added to the forthcoming "Headbangers Ball Tour II", featuring HATEBREED, DAMAGEPLAN and DROWNING POOL. "Touring with HATEBREED, the most credible, hard working hardcore/metal band around today is something we have wanted to do since this band's inception," UNEARTH write on their web site. "As a lot of you know, ...

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DROWNING POOL Announce New Singer, Audio Clip Posted Online

In a widely expected move, DROWNING POOL revealed during a "Headbanger's Ball" (MTV2) appearance Saturday night (Jan. 24) that they have recruited ex-BUILT XL frontman Jason "Gong" Jones to fill the singer slot left vacant by the death of Dave Williams (as exclusively reported here back in June 2003). While Jones' ferocious singing-mixed-with-screaming ...

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DROWNING POOL To Announce New Singer On 'Headbanger's Ball'

DROWNING POOL are advising their fans to tune in to "Headbanger's Ball" this Saturday, January 24 at 10:00 p.m. for a "special announcement that you don't want to miss!" The Texan band are expected to reveal that they have recruited ex-BUILT XL frontman Jason "Gong" Jones to fill the singer slot left vacant by the ...

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NAMM 2004: Even More Photos Posted Online

Dave Mustaine of MEGADETH, Dan Donegan of DISTURBED, DOPE, DROWNING POOL, KORN, Paul Stanley of KISS, SLAYER, SLIPKNOT, STATIC-X, SLAVES ON DOPE and Michael Anthony of VAN HALEN were on hand for the NAMM convention on Saturday (January 17) at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Check out pictures from Wire Image. ...

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Report: Top-Grossing OZZFEST Shows Of All Time (1996-2003)

As part of a special spotlight on the Osbournes in the current issue of Billboard, the magazine has compiled a list of the top 10 highest-grossing Ozzfest shows in the travelling festival's eight-year history. Since its inaugural run in 1996, Ozzfest has grossed a staggering $146.5 million from 236 shows that have drawn 3.8 million ...

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