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Interview With Former KYUSS Drummer BRANT BJORK Posted Online

TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 35 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. The episode features interviews host Mark Strigl conducted with former KYUSS drummer Brant Bjork and FIREBALL MINISTRY guitarist Emily Burton. Hosts John Ostronomy and Strigl also discuss such topics as SYSTEM OF A DOWN, Ace Frehley, Ronnie James Dio and Ian Gillan. Pictures as well ...

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FIREBALL MINISTRY: Audio Interview Posted Online

TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 33 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. This episode is part one of two episodes featuring FIREBALL MINISTRY. It features interviews host Mark Strigl conducted with guitarist/vocalist James A. Rota and bassist Johny Chow. Interview topics include JUDAS PRIEST, CKY, Ozzfest, and CLUTCH. Hosts John Ostronomy and Mark Strigl also discuss topics ...

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LUPARA: Former BROKEN HOPE Guitarist's New Band Ink Label Deal

Former BROKEN HOPE and current LUPARA guitarist Jeremy Wagner has issued the following update: "[LUPARA] spent 2005 doing amazing shows nearly every month, including the Monterrey Metalfest in Mexico, Louder-Harder-Faster Festival, and Midwest tour dates with OBITUARY, NAPALM DEATH, and DEAD TO FALL, among other concerts. It's been a killer runs! During that time we ...

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FEAR FACTORY Drummer To Hold Signing Sessions At NAMM

FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera will be doing autograph signings in the Zildjian booth on Friday, January 21 and Saturday, January 22 at the NAMM convention in Anaheim, California. The details are as follows: Company: Avedis Zildjian Company Booth: 2940 Location: Hall D www.zildjian.com/EN-US/home.ad2 The NAMM convention will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center ...

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DRY KILL LOGIC: No Plans To Jump On Metalcore Bandwagon

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. "The guys are writing some killer riffs, and I think it's going to be another progression in the evolution of this band," ...

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FEAR FACTORY Schedule 'Rockline' Appearance

FEAR FACTORY will join AVENGED SEVENFOLD as the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Monday, December 12. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, ...

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JOE LYNN TURNER, BUCK DHARMA Added To 96 K-ROCK Benefit Concert

Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE), Buck Dharma (BLUE ÖYSTER CULT), Robin Zander (CHEAP TRICK) have joined AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson and bassist Cliff Williams as scheduled performers at the "96 K-ROCK For Relief II" concert to benefit the victims of Hurricane Wilma. The event, which will raise funds for the Beasley Disaster Relief Fund ...

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Disciple of the Heinous Path - SARGEIST

Far from any reinvention of the wheel, SARGEIST's "Disciple of the Heinous Path" is a good example of well-written, old school, Norwegian-inspired black metal that just happens to be played by Finns. Morbid guitar melodies and primitive riff tones abound, and a natural drum sound, Torog's strained croak-vocals, and a fog-covered aura combine for a ...

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KIRK HAMMETT: 'METALLICA Have A Lot More To Say'

In the latest issue of Guitar World, which is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of METALLICA's landmark "Master of Puppets" album, METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett gets quizzed by the magazine readers and a host of metal luminaries, including MASTODON, LAMB OF GOD, EXODUS, EVERY TIME I DIE and AVENGED SEVENFOLD. A few excerpts ...

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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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