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Concert Organizer: No Confirmed Bands Yet For PROPAGANDA MUSIC FEST

Contrary to Internet reports, none of the bands purportedly scheduled to perform at the Propaganda Music Fest on June 25 at the Long Beach Harbor in Long Beach, California have been confirmed to appear at the event, festival organizer Trac Edwards of Electric Ink Promotions told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. This list includes the likes of SLAYER, LAMB ...

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MASTODON To Guest On MTV2's 'Headbanger's Ball'

MASTODON will be appearing on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" this Saturday, February 11 to premiere their new "Seabeast" video. "Seabeast", the third video from "Leviathan", was shot at Atlanta's historic Madison Theater by Jonathan Rej and Tom Bingham, who also shot the band's video for "Blood and Thunder". Photos taken by Ryan Russell during the shoot ...

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YAKUZA: Tour Dates Announced

Prog-minded, jazz-inspired Chicago act YAKUZA is gearing up for the March 21 release of "Samsara", the band's Prosthetic Records debut, with a run of dates alongside Metal Blade's equally prog-minded 3. The shows are set to kick off in the Midwest and run through the South and Southwest. "Happy to get out on the road ...

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MASTODON: Exclusive Video On Music Choice 'On-Demand'

MASTODON will be teaming up with Music Choice, the nation's leading multi-platform music network, to launch its February 2006 releases, "The Workhorse Chronicles" DVD and "Call of the Mastodon" collection. Starting today (Monday, February 6), Music Choice will be premiering a live video for "Leviathan" single "Blood and Thunder". The video is taken from "The ...

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Call of the Mastodon - MASTODON

Before you do anything, take a close look at the track listing above. If a lot of it looks familiar, you probably already own the out-of-print "Lifesblood" EP — and only you can decide if four more early tracks, for a total of 28 minutes of music, is worth shelling out full price for. But ...

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Aeolian - THE OCEAN

Without knowing any backstory on this German collective, "Aeolian" would (perhaps more accurately) be seen as just a decent, somewhat redundant heavy album with a lot of long songs and huge riffs. But THE OCEAN are actually a loose group of musicians who live and work in the catacombs of an abandoned aluminum factory in ...

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INTRONAUT Book Studio Time For Debut Full-Length

California-based progressive metal/rock band INTRONAUT have booked studio time April 7 through April 23 at Shiva Industries (ABYSMAL DAWN, WINTERTHRALL, NOCTUARY, EYES OF FIRE, DREAMS OF DAMNATION) with John Haddad to record their first full-length album. "So far we have five songs completely done and most of twi more," the band write in an update. ...

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THE INBREDS To Record New EP

Anticulture Records stoner metal kings THE INBREDS are preparing to enter the studio to record follow-up material to 2004's "Groove Drenched Warfare". Bexley's favourite alcoholics will be recording six brand new booze fuelled songs at Resident Studios, North London, from February 17 until February 23. These will be released in the form of a mini-album ...

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DEAD TO FALL: New Album Track Listing, Artwork Revealed

Chicago metalcore mammoths DEAD TO FALL have finalized the track listing for their new album, "The Phoenix Throne", due on April 4 via Victory Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Villainy & Virtue" was recorded at Trax East studio in South River, NJ with producer Eric Rachel. Paul Ramano (MASTODON, GODFLESH) once again handled the artwork, ...

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Prisons - EYES OF FIRE

Taking the "out there" NEUROSIS-like vibes of mind benders MINDROT and translating it into a more purposeful and melodic direction, EYES OF FIRE founders vocalist/bassist Matt Fisher and vocalist/guitarist Dan Kaufman made quite a splash in the metal ocean with 2003's "Ashes to Embers". Honing the craft further with what are arguably its most hypnotically ...

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MASTODON TV Special To Premier On MTV2

A 30-minute television special by Atlanta hard rock giants MASTODON will premier on MTV2 this Saturday, January 21 at 11:30 p.m. EST, immediately following the network's "Headbanger's Ball" program. The special, entitled "Mastodon: The Workhorse Chronicles", will feature live and behind the scenes footage taken directly from the band's official DVD, "The Workhorse Chronicles", that ...

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BURST Bassist Recounts Meeting With SLAYER's KERRY KING

According to a feature in the current issue of Resound magazine (the free magazine/mail-order catalog of Relapse Records), SLAYER guitarist Kerry King has been dropping the name of Sweden's BURST in recent interviews as one of his new favorite artists. While sincerely flattered by the endorsement, BURST bassist Jesper Liveröd is also a tad perturbed ...

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STARKWEATHER Sign To CANDLELIGHT RECORDS

Candlelight Records has announced the worldwide signing of East Coast-based STARKWEATHER. The band's new album, titled "Croatoan", was produced by Pierre Remillard (CRYPTOPSY), features artwork by renowned artist Paul Romano (MASTODON, EARTH, GODFLESH), and is scheduled for a May 2 American release date. Long regarded as one of the first bands to blend metal and ...

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MASTODON Complete Work On New Music Video

MASTODON have completed work on the third music video from their award-winning album, "Leviathan". The video, for the song "Seabeast", was shot on location at the historic Madison Theater in the band's hometown of Atlanta, GA. "Seabeast" was produced and directed by Jonathan Rej (MAN OR ASTROMAN, FURTHER SEEMS FOREVER, STRETCH ARMSTRONG) and Tom Bingham ...

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YAKUZA: New 'Samsara' Release Date Announced; Audio Available

Prosthetic Records has pushed back the projected release date for the new album from the Chicago-based experimental jazz/metal quartet YAKUZA, entitled "Samsara", to March 21 from the previously announced March 7. "Samsara" was recorded by Matt Bayles (ISIS, BOTCH) at Volume Studios in Chicago and hosts a wide variety of musical guests including pianist Jim ...

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MASTODON Guitarist Talks About Upcoming CD

MASTODON guitarist Bill Kelliher recently spoke to Decibel magazine about the songwriting process for the group's follow-up to 2004's "Leviathan", tentatively titled "Blood Mountain". The CD, which is expected to surface this summer, will be the band's first for new label Warner Bros. "We're thinking of 'Blood Mountain' as a metaphor for the mountain-climb we're ...

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HIGH ON FIRE To Embark On North American Headlining Tour

HIGH ON FIRE are getting ready to kick off their "Blessed Black Wings Tour 2006" on January 18 in San Francisco, CA at 12 Galaxies. The tour will include special guest THE BRONX, BIG BUSINESS, and Relapse Records labelmates BURIED INSIDE. HIGH ON FIRE spent most of 2005 touring as part of the The Sounds ...

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MASTODON Set Tentative Title For New Album

According to the new issue of Resound magazine (the free magazine/mail-order catalog of Relapse Records), MASTODON have set "Blood Mountain" as the tentative title of the follow-up to 2004's "Leviathan", due next summer via Warner Bros. "We want the whole thing to flow together as one big piece of music, where the end of one ...

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MASTODON To Play New Year's Eve Show In Atlanta

MASTODON will play a very special New Year's Eve show in their hometown of Atlanta at The Masquerade. Support at the gig will come from ARTIMUS PYLEDRIVER, GONZALEZ and CINJED. Tickets and more information can be found at www.masq.com. MASTODON are tentatively planning on entering the studio in February with longtime producer Matt ...

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From Mars to Sirius - GOJIRA

GOJIRA have, on their third album, unleashed an epic. This is a masterpiece on par with anything MESHUGGAH or MASTODON have released, that sort of massive, lumbering, seething wall of sound that the listener just can't help but become immersed in. "From Mars to Sirius" is a journey that'll take many listens to fully appreciate, ...

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'New Wave Of American Heavy Metal' Book Documents Over 600 Bands

Garry Sharpe-Young of Rockdetector has just published "New Wave of American Heavy Metal", a 376-page book with over 90 photos, featuring over 600 U.S. and Canadian alternative metal, emocore, hardcore, math metal, metal, metalcore, neo-thrash and screamo bands. In the mid-'90s, in the wake of grunge, the metal movement underwent its most radical evolution to ...

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EYES OF FIRE: 'Prisons' Cover Art Posted Online

Orange County-based quintet EYES OF FIRE have posted the following update on their official web site: "EYES OF FIRE has seen the first edit for the video for 'It All Dies Today' and the band is really impressed with the outcome. The edit the band was able to see is the version that will be ...

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