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TENET: Demo Recordings Posted Online!

Vancouver's TENET, the new band featuring STRAPPING YOUNG LAD guitarist Jed Simon, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD/ex-DEATH drummer Gene Hoglan, ex-FORBIDDEN/TESTAMENT guitarist Glen Alvelais, ex-GRIP INC. bassist Stuart Carruthers, and former SACRIFICE/current INTERZONE frontman Rob Urbinati, have posted three demo tracks at their official web site. The rough recordings, which are believed to feature only Simon and ...

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LAMB OF GOD Turn Down OZZFEST Slot

LAMB OF GOD have turned down an offer to play the main stage of this year's Ozzfest due to "scheduling conflicts." "Thanks to the die-hard support of the people that believe in this band, we have taken things from the garage to the largest metal festival on the planet," the band write on their official ...

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PROGPOWER USA IV Officially Sold Out

ProgPower USA IV, North America's premiere festival for progressive and power metal music, has officially sold out more than three months in advance. The festival will return to Atlanta's Earthlink Live, the venue that housed last fall's sold-out event, on Friday, September 5 and Saturday, September 6. "I don't think anyone can doubt that ProgPower ...

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LAMB OF GOD Sign U.K. Record Deal with ROADRUNNER

LAMB OF GOD have signed a U.K. record deal with Roadrunner Records. The group's sophomore CD, "As The Palaces Burn", will be released through the label shortly. The follow-up to 2000's "New American Gospel" was recorded at Richmond, Virginia's Montana studios with producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD). ...

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As The Palaces Burn - LAMB OF GOD

"With trembling hands you'll beg for mercy / I'll show you none," roars LAMB OF GOD front man Randy Blythe in "Purified". It's a fitting battle cry for the sophomore release from the Richmond, Va. quintet, for "As The Palaces Burn" — with points docked only for brevity (three years yields just 38 minutes?) — ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMY Gets Trademark Hat Back

The distinctive hat owned and worn by MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister has been returned to its rightful owner after it was stolen from the backstage area last May. "It's got everything still on it!" Lemmy waxed enthusiastically to Reality Check TV's Edward "Ace" Annese, referring to the various ornaments the hat had on ...

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Accelerated Evolution - THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND

Devin Townsend and "writer's block" are two things that have about as much chance as coming together in this lifetime as George Bush hugging a tree. In his world, if he's not working on or releasing an album, then he probably pops a thermometer in his mouth to check if he's coming down with something. ...

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FATES WARNING Frontman To Appear At PROGPOWER USA IV

FATES WARNING/ENGINE frontman Ray Alder has been confirmed to make a special guest appearance at Progpower USA IV, which takes place at Atlanta's Earthlink Live on September 5 and 6. Alder will perform at the event with Sensory recording artists REDEMPTION, now featuring vocalist Corey Brown, formerly of PSYCO DRAMA and currently in MAGNITUDE NINE ...

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SOILWORK Guitarist: 'DEVIN TOWNSEND Is A Machine'

SOILWORK guitarist Peter Wichers recently spoke to Chart Attack about the recording process for the new record, "Figure Number Five", after working with STRAPPING YOUNG LAD mastermind Devin Townsend on the band's last album, 2002's "Natural Born Chaos". "Well, one thing was to be extremely anal," Wichers said. "When it came to recording, [Devin] was ...

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PROGPOWER USA IV: The Official Press Release

Finland's NIGHTWISH and Germany's RAGE have been confirmed to make their American debuts as headliners of ProgPower USA IV, which returns to Atlanta's Earthlink Live on September 5 and 6. "It is always exciting for us as a band to take on new areas and see how our stuff goes down there," said NIGHTWISH bassist ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Enter BILLBOARD HEATSEEKERS Chart

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD's "SYL" has entered the Billboard Heetseakers chart at #97 during its first week of release, according to the band's record label, Century Media Records. STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have just completed a North American tour with NILE, DARK TRANQUILLITY, NAPALM DEATH and THE BERZERKER and are preparing to hit the road in Europe ...

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LAMB OF GOD Prepare To Master New CD

LAMB OF GOD will master their new album, "As The Palaces Burn", next week at Marcessun Studios in Los Angeles for a May 6 release through Prosthetic Records. The much-anticipated follow-up to 2000's "New American Gospel" was recorded at Richmond, Virginia's Montana studios with producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD). In other news, the band ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD: Tales Of Insecurity And Fear

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD mainman Devin Townsend recently told Canada's Chart Attack that the band's trademark humor is less apparent on the group's upcoming album than in the past — a move that he says was entirely intentional. "One of the new things introduced is that the humor of STRAPPING has sort of changed to irony," ...

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IRON MAIDEN: Latest SHIRLEY Studio Update

IRON MAIDEN producer Kevin Shirley, who is currently working with the band at a London studio on their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World", has posted the following recording update via his official web site: "Widdleywiddleywiddleywiddley-Weeeeeeeeee!!! went Tuesday. 'Day of the Solos'. Janick and Adrian are headlining, guitars screaming like Pete Townsend's hard drive. ...

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LAMB OF GOD Finalize Track Listing For 'As The Palaces Burn'

LAMB OF GOD have finalized the track listing for their new album, "As The Palaces Burn", due on April 15 through Prosthetic Records. The much-anticipated follow-up to 2000's "New American Gospel", which was recorded at Richmond, Virginia's Montana studios with producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD), will contain the following songs: 01. Ruin 02. My ...

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TENET Launch Official Web Site

Vancouver's TENET, featuring STRAPPING YOUNG LAD guitarist Jed Simon, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD/ex-DEATH drummer Gene Hoglan, ex-GRIP INC. bassist Stuart Carruthers, and former SACRIFICE/current INTERZONE frontman Rob Urbinati, have launched their official web site (still under contruction) at this location. The group are tentatively scheduled to record their debut album in the spring with ...

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LAMB OF GOD Set Title, Release Date For New CD

LAMB OF GOD have set "As The Palaces Burn" as the title for their upcoming album, due on Apr. 15 through Prosthetic Records. The much-anticipated follow-up to 2000's "New American Gospel", which was recorded at Richmond, Virginia's Montana studios with producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD), will contain ten cuts, including "Blood Junkie", "Swedish Ass ...

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SACRIFICE Reunite! (Sort Of)

Guitarist/vocalist Rob Urbinati got together a couple of days ago with his former SACRIFICE bandmates Gus Pynn (drums) and Scott Watts (bass) and jammed some old SACRIFICE stuff, according to Voices From The Darkside. "It was fun, even though we all had trouble remembering the stuff," Urbinati commented. Rob is currently preparing to ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD: More European Dates Announced

Additional shows have been confirmed for the upcoming European tour featuring STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND and ZIMMER'S HOLE. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Mar. 15 - Bradford, UK @ Rio´s Mar. 16 - Bristol, UK @ Bierkeller Mar. 18 - Glasgow, UK @ Cathouse Mar. 19 - Wolverhampton, UK @ Wulfrun ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Exclusive: New Music Posted Online!!

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have finalized the track listing for their new album, "SYL", due on Feb. 11, 2003 through Century Media Records. Produced by mastermind Devin Townsend at Armoury Studios (FEAR FACTORY, KISS, MÖTLEY CRÜE, VAN HALEN) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the band's first collection of new material since 1997's "City" will include the ...

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LAMB OF GOD Finish Tracking New CD

LAMB OF GOD have completed tracking their as-yet-untitled new album at Richmond, Virginia's Montana studios with producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD). The CD, which will contain ten cuts, will be mixed in Vancouver, British Columbia starting this Friday, Dec. 13, with Devin and the band at the helm. An April 2003 release through Prosthetic ...

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ZIMMER'S HOLE Part Ways With Keyboardist

ZIMMER'S HOLE, the Vancouver-based project featuring guitarist Jed Simon and bassist Byron Stroud of STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, have parted ways with keyboardist Will Campagna, who "has left the band for other commitments," according to Simon. The band are currently seeking a replacement. In other news, ZIMMER'S HOLE have commenced the songwriting process for their next ...

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