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LAMB OF GOD Book Studio Time, Spring Release Expected

LAMB OF GOD are set to enter the studio on November 16th to begin recording the follow-up to their acclaimed New American Gospel CD for an April 2003 release through Prosthetic Records. The band will co-produce the album with Devin Townsend (i.e. STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) over a 3-5 week period at two separate Richmond, Virginia ...

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PROGPOWER USA III Officially Sold Out!

ProgPower USA III has officially SOLD OUT of all tickets in less than 6 days! The show, to be held in Atlanta Georgia on November 15th and 16th, will feature the following "all-star" line up: BLIND GUARDIAN GAMMA RAY ANGRA PAIN OF SALVATION READING ZERO THRESHOLD DEVIN TOWNSEND ZERO HOUR SILENT FORCE EDGUY ...

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Former EARTHTONE9 Guitarist Forms Video Production Company

Ex-EARTHTONE9 guitarist Owen Packard has teamed up with Bristol-based filmmaker Stuart Brereton to form a new music video production company. Called 46&2 Productions, the firm has already created two promos — VACANT STARE's "A Head Start" and FONY's "Chore Again". The FONY clip features a dramatic starring role from Richie Mills (ex-drummer for SUNNA, CABLE ...

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CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS To Issue 10-Year-Anniversary Live DVD

Century Media Records' upcoming 10-Year-Anniversary DVD has been dubbed, appropriately enough, Century Media Tenth Anniversary Party – Live, and will be released on August 6th. As previously reported, the disc will feature footage from the tenth anniversary show which was held in September 2001 at the Roxy in Hollywood, California. Along with assorted interviews and ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND: The Latest Update

An update from the wacky world of DEVIN TOWNSEND (i.e. STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, PHYSICIST, OCEAN MACHINE, etc.): Some good and bad news regarding the tour is that Chris Valagao who was to be the new keyboard player in STRAPPING YOUNG LAD has had to leave due to his commitments to ZIMMERS HOLE and his work ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy Has Trademark Hat Stolen At San Francisco Concert, Hat's Return Is Requested

Legendary heavy metal trio MOTÖRHEAD played Club Townsend in San Francisco, CA, on Friday, May 17, 2002, as part of its U.S. tour to promote the Metal-Is/Sanctuary CD "Hammered" and, unfortunately, the distinctive hat owned and worn by vocalist/bass guitarist Lemmy was stolen from the backstage area. The theft occurred during a 30-minute window between ...

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SINERGY Fire Bassist, Hire Temporary Replacement

SINERGY have fired bassist Marco Hietala and have hired session musician Lauri Porra to assist them in fulfilling their touring commitments for the remainder of the year. Vocalist Kimberly Goss issued the following statement via the group's official web site explaining the reasons behind their decision: “We had to make the very tough decision to ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND: Update On Current Activities

Here is an update from the DEVIN TOWNSEND camp: The American West Coast tour is on! It is billed as a STRAPPING YOUNG LAD tour and will include primarily SYL material. They are planning a STRAPPING set with one song from each of the other projects as well as feature new SYL songs. There are ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND, SILENT FORCE Added To PROGPOWER USA III

DEVIN TOWNSEND (i.e. STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, OCEAN MACHINE) and SILENT FORCE (featuring vocalist DC Cooper, ex-ROYAL HUNT) are the latest confirmed additions to this year's ProgPower USA festival. ProgPower is a two-day metal event scheduled to take place in Atlanta on Friday and Saturday, November 15th and 16th at the Earthlink Live venue. With DEVIN ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND Rescheduled West Coast Dates Announced

The previously postponed DEVIN TOWNSEND/STRAPPING YOUNG LAD west coast live dates have now been rescheduled. The new dates are as follows: May 15 - Graceland - Seattle, WA May 16 - Satyricon - Portland, OR May 17 - Roadhouse - Sacramento, CA May 18 - Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA May 19 - ...

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Natural Born Chaos - SOILWORK

Arguably one of the year's most anticipated “underground” metal releases, SOILWORK's Natural Born Chaos has turned out to be a boldly experimental effort for the Swedish outfit, with the group stripping away some of the unadulterated aggression that characterized their earlier releases in favor of a substantially more melodic approach. Of course, much of what ...

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JASON NEWSTED: The Exclusive Interview!!

During a candid January 28th interview with journalist Martin Carlsson, portions of which appeared in the Swedish newspaper Expressen, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted revealed interesting facts about his departure from METALLICA, James Hetfield's battle with addictions, the infamous Playboy feature, the postponement of VOIVOD's next album, the formation of a dream metal band with ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Axeman Rocks Out On Three Fronts

TENET, the new project featuring STRAPPING YOUNG LAD guitarist Jed Simon, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD/ex-DEATH drummer Gene Hoglan, GRIP INC. bassist Stuart Carruthers, and former SACRIFICE/current INTERZONE frontman Rob Urbinati, have finished demoing the material for the group's upcoming debut CD and are hoping to enter the studio in the next couple of months to begin ...

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SOILWORK: "Chaos" European Tentative Release Date Set

SOILWORK's upcoming fourth full-length album, Natural Born Chaos, is tentatively scheduled to be released in Europe on March 20th via Nuclear Blast Records. Natural Born Chaos was recorded at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producers Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and Fredrik Nordstrom, and it includes a guest appearance by Townsend in the track ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, GRIP INC., ex-SACRIFICE Men To Collaborate On New CD

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD guitarist Jed Simon, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD/ex-DEATH drummer Gene Hoglan, GRIP INC. bassist Stuart Carruthers, and former SACRIFICE/current INTERZONE frontman Rob Urbinati are rumored to be joining forces in a new “death metal-type” project called TENET, which is scheduled to record its debut album later in the year. As-yet-untitled, the effort will reportedly ...

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SOILWORK Get "Chaotic" In March, Pursue Side Projects

SOILWORK's upcoming fourth full-length album will be entitled Natural Born Chaos, and it will feature the following track listing: 01. Follow The Hollow 02. As We Speak 03. The Flameout 04. Natural Born Chaos 05. Mindfields 06. The Bringer 07. Blackstar Deceiver (feat. Devin Townsend) 08. Mercury Shadow 09. No More Angels 10. Song Of ...

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SOILWORK Complete Work On "Best Album We Ever Did"!

SOILWORK have completed mixing their as-yet-untitled fourth full-length album with producers Devin Townsend and Fredrik Nordstrom at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden for a March release through Nuclear Blast Records. According to guitarist Peter Wichers, the new CD consists of 10 tracks and is “definitely the best album we ever did”. Among the tracks that ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD To Record New Album!

Contrary to recent public statements made by Devin Townsend, it now appears that he will in fact be releasing a new STRAPPING YOUNG LAD CD sometime next year. According to an official statement posted by Devin's wife/manager Tracy at Townsend's web site (www.hevydevy.com), seeing Devin had previously felt that he was no longer ...

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Physicist - PHYSICIST (Devin Townsend)

While there's no doubt about the fact that Vancouver-based whiz-kid Devin Townsend is among the most uniquely talented and musically proficient artists in the heavy rock genre today, the singer/guitarist's penchant for jumping around between different projects and the resultant lack of consistency have clearly stood in the way of his making a significant commercial ...

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Archive News Dec 03, 2001

APOLLYON SUN, featuring former CELTIC FROST mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer, are currently composing and demoing new material for the group's upcoming sophomore full-length album at the band's own rehearsal studio facility (where the act have just upgraded the computer-based recording system) and at Oakland Recording, the group's long-time home when recording in ...

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Archive News Nov 29, 2001

Despite having just joined the ranks of Canada's ANNIHILATOR, former NEVERMORE axeman Curran Murphy has no intention of leaving his longtime outfit AGGRESSION CORE, which is currently in the process of recording its sophomore CD, according to a statement sent by the guitarist to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The upcoming CD, entitled Victim Or Enemy ...

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Archive News Nov 20, 2001

After a prolonged self-imposed absence, PRONG mastermind Tommy Victor is getting things back in gear with an eye toward releasing a new album in 2002. Currently based in Los Angeles, Victor has been quietly working on new demos over the past few months with the help of several musicians, including DIESEL ...

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Archive News Nov 19, 2001 - update 2

Kip Winger, he of WINGER fame, has placed “original and authentic WINGER/Kip Winger memorabilia” for sale via eBay. According to Winger's official web site, “this garage sale features clothing used in performances and photo shoots, and equipment used in the studio on his recent albums.” For more info, go to this location.

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Archive News Nov 09, 2001

Former HELLOWEEN vocalist Michael Kiske will make a guest appearance on several tracks on the upcoming album from ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow and drummer Uli Kusch, it was announced yesterday. Although recent reports indicated that SYMPHONY X vocalist Russell Allen would be absent from the project's recording line-up following Grapow and ...

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