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ZAO: New Album To Include Limited-Edition DVD

Greensburg, Pennsylvania's ZAO are currently mixing their new album with producer Steve Albini (NIRVANA, THE PIXIES, MELT BANANA) at Electrical Audio in Chicago. The recording/mixing process is being documented for a limited-edition DVD that will come with the album and will also feature all-new interviews. Songtitles set to appear on the follow-up to 2004's "The ...

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ZAO Guitarist RUSS COGDELL To Leave Band?

Jeff Gretz, drummer for ZAO and frequent poster on the forum of ZAO fan site BleedZao.com, has confirmed that Russ Cogdell, longtime guitar player for the Pittsburgh post-hardcore outfit, is leaving ZAO. Russ is known for his crazy jumps on stage, landing on his knees — which apparently caused some serious problems not ...

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OPETH Announce Special 'Chronology' Performances

Sweden's OPETH will hold several special performances, dubbed "Chronology MCMXCIV- MMV - A Live Observation By Opeth", in select U.S. markets on their upcoming tour encompassing material from each of their albums released throughout their career (1994-2005). These shows will be seated, with no support bands and will run for over two hours each with ...

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DEVILDRIVER At NAMM

DEVILDRIVER members Mike Spreitzer (guitar), Jeff Kendrick (guitar) and Jon Miller (bass) will be attending the 2006 Winter NAMM Convention (National Association Of Merchants), which runs between January 19 and January 22 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. They will be conducting signing sessions at the ESP Guitar booth on Friday and Saturday ...

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IN FLAMES Schedule In-Store Appearances

Sweden's IN FLAMES have scheduled the following in-store appearances: Tuesday, January 31 at 5:00 p.m. Scrape Records 17 West Broadway Vancouver, BC V5Y 1P1 604-877-1676 www.scraperecords.com Saturday, February 4 at 3:00 p.m. Independent Records 937 East Colfax Denver, CO 80218 303-863-8668 www.beindependent.com As previously reported, IN FLAMES' video for the song "Take This Life" has ...

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DEVILDRIVER To Support OPETH In March

DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Here's whats new and in the works..... Roadrunner Records received the NEW DEVILDRIVER video yesterday. We are all excited to have you all see it. I will let you know when it is going to be put up on our ...

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IN FLAMES Members To Take Part In Online Chat

IN FLAMES members Anders Fridén (vocals) and Björn Gelotte (guitar) will be taking part in an online chat on Thursday, January 12 at Aftonbladet.se (web site of Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet). The chat will start at 3:30 p.m. (CET). As previously reported, IN FLAMES have unveiled an online E-Player featuring two tracks from their ...

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IN FLAMES: Los Angeles Show Upgraded

According to several sources (including Ticketmaster), the Los Angeles stop (on January 28) on IN FLAMES' upcoming tour has been upgraded from Avalon to The Wiltern (a larger venue) due to high ticket demand. All previously purchased tickets will reportedly be accepted at the new venue. IN FLAMES' North American headlining tour in support of ...

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AEROSMITH, MÖTLEY CRÜE, DEF LEPPARD, DISTURBED Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: AEROSMITH, LENNY KRAVITZ Venue: Pepsi Arena City/State: Albany, N.Y. Date: Nov. 30, 2005 Gross Sales: $1,136,582 Attendance: 12,662 Capacity: 12,662 Artist/Event: AEROSMITH, LENNY KRAVITZ Venue: Wolstein Center City/State: Cleveland, Ohio Date: Dec. 4, 2005 Gross Sales: ...

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IN FLAMES, TRIVIUM, DEVILDRIVER: More Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for IN FLAMES' upcoming North American headlining tour in support of their highly anticipated new album, "Come Clarity". Support at the shows will come from Orlando's TRIVIUM, California's DEVILDRIVER and Greensburg, Pennsylvania's ZAO. The dates are as follows: Jan. 25 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre Jan. 26 - Las ...

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IN FLAMES: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new IN FLAMES track, entitled "Take This Life", has been made available for download at this location (MP3, 4.14 MB). The song is the first single off the group's upcoming album, "Come Clarity", whch is scheduled for a February 7, 2006 North American release through Ferret Records. The CD will be issued ...

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ZAO Are 'Excited' About Upcoming Tour With IN FLAMES

Greensburg, Pennsylvania's ZAO will be supporting Sweden's IN FLAMES on their upcoming U.S. tour beginning in late January. Also on the tour will be buzz-making heavy music bands TRIVIUM and DEVILDRIVER. Commenting on their addition to the tour, ZAO guitarist Scott Mellinger said, "I listen to IN FLAMES albums 'Clayman' and 'Reroute To Remain' all ...

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Heavy Metal Musicians Remember DIMEBAG DARRELL

MTV News spoke with members of some 30 hard rock and metal bands about their memories of late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. They told MTV how much he'd meant to them, they shared fond memories and spoke of the impact he made on their lives and their music. A few excerpts from ...

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TRIVIUM Frontman: 'This Is By Far The Best American Tour Yet'

Guitarist/vocalist Matt Heafy of the Orlando, Florida metal sensations TRIVIUM has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "The [North American] tour [with CHILDREN OF BODOM and AMON AMARTH] has been outstanding. This is by far the best American tour yet. The reactions are insane, the crowds fantastic, the bands we're touring ...

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FEAR FACTORY, NINE INCH NAILS, AEROSMITH, H.I.M. Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: FEAR FACTORY, SOILWORK, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DARKANE Venue: House of Blues City/State: San Diego, Calif. Date: Nov. 27, 2005 Gross Sales: $8,916 Attendance: 406 Capacity: 1,100 Artist/Event: NINE INCH NAILS, SAUL WILLIAMS Venue: Cox Arena City/State: ...

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A DOZEN FURIES Tapped To Open Select Dates For DISTURBED

A DOZEN FURIES, who won a highly coveted tour spot on Ozzfest 2005 after beating out North Carolina's CYNDER (now CYN) in MTV's "Battle for Ozzfest" finale, have been tapped to open the remaining dates of the first leg of DISTURBED's Jägermeister Music Tour after current opener CORROSION OF CONFORMITY finishes on December 14. The ...

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