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MACHINE HEAD: The Making of 'Battery' Part 2 Now Available

Go behind the scenes for the making of MACHINE HEAD's cover of METALLICA's "Battery" with part two of a two-part series, now available exclusively on the band's MySpace page. MACHINE HEAD's cover of "Battery" was recorded for the recently released Kerrang! magazine tribute to the METALLICA album "Master of Puppets". The CD, titled ...

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The Trident - UNEARTHLY TRANCE

Relapse has a nose for sniffing out those special kinds of acts that usually bridge gaps, push boundaries, or possess that something extra to help set them apart from the rest of the herd. NYC's UNEARTHLY TRANCE is not quite as "out there" as vocalist/guitarist/noise-maker Ryan Lipynksy's black metal expeditionary force, THRALLDOM, but this third ...

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GOAT HORN Part Ways With Drummer, Seek Replacement

Canadian metallers GOAT HORN have parted ways with drummer Steelrider. Commented bassist/vocalist Jason Decay: "Steelrider has left the band due to a leg condition that has been bothering him for a year and a half. We have a session drummer right now, but we are looking for a permanent replacement. We'll probably wait untill we ...

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ARTIMUS PYLEDRIVER Sign With DRT ENTERTAINMENT

Atlanta's own ARTIMUS PYLEDRIVER have inked a deal with DRT Entertainment. The band's self-titled DRT debut will be in stores June 6. "This album is just the beginning of our sonic assault on Southern rock and hardcore," raves singer Dave Slocum. "This is the shit that bridges the gap between DAVID ALLEN COE and BLACK ...

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SLAYER: New Studio Photos Posted Online

SLAYER have posted an in-studio slideshow from the recording sessions for the band's new album, the follow-up to 2001's "God Hates Us All", at Slayer.net. On Tuesday (Feb. 28) SLAYER entered a Los Angeles studio, where they started recording the 11 songs that'll comprise their yet-untitled CD, according to MTV.com. Rick Rubin (SLIPKNOT, ...

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Samsara - YAKUZA

You don't usually see a label like Century Media give up on a band after one album. But then again, you also usually don't run across bands like Chicago jazz/prog/metal freaks YAKUZA. Harsh metal with a technical bent and distorted sax solos? Haunting mellow free-jazz pieces? In the same song? It's interesting and pretty damn ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Film 'Are You Dead Yet?' Video

The following update has been posted at CHILDREN OF BODOM's official web site: "Last night [March 4] in the annual Emma-Gaala (Finnish equivalent of the Grammys), CHILDREN OF BODOM were presented the Export Emma 2006 for their accomplishments in exporting Finnish music. The whole award ceremony was aired live on national TV. "In other news, ...

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SOULS HARBOR Sign With CRASH MUSIC

Crash Music, Inc. has announced the signing of South Carolina metal act SOULS HARBOR to a four-album deal. SOULS HARBOR is a five-piece band all hailing from different parts of the U.S. that formed in late 2000 when they all met in the military. With a blend of heavy guitars and hook laden melodies, their ...

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EYES OF FIRE Explain Show Cancellations

Orange County-based quintet EYES OF FIRE have posted the following message on their official web site: "EYES OF FIRE would like to apologize to the fans in Kansas City, Denver, Ogden, and Boise, for not being able to perform those shows. EYES OF FIRE were unable to make those shows due to their trusty van ...

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DON CABALLERO: New Album Details Revealed

The seminal instrumental band DON CABALLERO has set "World Class Listening Problem" as the title of its forthcoming Relapse Records debut. "World Class Listening Problem", the band's first record in almost five years, will feature ten new tracks. The track listing is as follows: 01. Mmmmm Acting. I Love Me Some Good Acting 02. Sure ...

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NORTHWEST ROYALE Sign With ROCK RIDGE MUSIC

Eugene, Oregon quintet NORTHWEST ROYALE are bringing their "progressive hardcore" rock sound to the Rock Ridge Music roster with their forthcoming album, "Home Is Where The Hate Is", scheduled for release on May 9. The band are known for their intense live shows and they've built a huge following in the Pacific Northwest, sharing stages ...

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AMOK To Release New Album In April

Swiss extreme metallers AMOK have completed work on their full-length debut, "Lullabies of Silence", for an April release. The CD was recorded and mixed at the RecStudio in Geneva by Serge Morattel, and was mastered by Alan Douches (MASTODON, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, MISFITS, RUN DMC, CLUTCH, BAD BRAINS, etc.) at West West Side Music. ...

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SOUNDSCAN Report: WHITESNAKE, HIMSA, DIMMU BORGIR, MASTODON

The following are notable heavy metal/hard rock U.S. sales debuts for the week ending February 12, 2006, as reported by Nielsen SoundScan (all figures are rounded to the nearest thousand, except numbers under 1,000, which are rounded to the nearest hundred): WHITESNAKE – "The Definitive Collection: 4,000 HIMSA – "Hail Horror": 3,000 DIMMU BORGIR - ...

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MASTODON Take Over SIRIUS's 'Hard Attack'

MASTODON re-visit the Sirius Studios with "Hard Attack" host José for a studio showdown when they take over the metallic satellites this Thursday, February 16 at 8:00 pm EST. MASTODON will be playing songs from their first-ever recording session that have recently been re-issued as "Call of The Mastodon" along with tracks from their breakthrough ...

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