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KIRK HAMMETT: 'METALLICA Have A Lot More To Say'

In the latest issue of Guitar World, which is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of METALLICA's landmark "Master of Puppets" album, METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett gets quizzed by the magazine readers and a host of metal luminaries, including MASTODON, LAMB OF GOD, EXODUS, EVERY TIME I DIE and AVENGED SEVENFOLD. A few excerpts ...

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DEAD TO FALL Prepare To Enter Studio

Chicago metalcore mammoths DEAD TO FALL are scheduled to enter Trax East studio in South River, NJ at the end of the month to begin recording their third album, tentatively titled "Death and Rebirth", with producer Eric Rachel. Paul Ramano (MASTODON, GODFLESH) will once again be handling the artwork. "The new material is turning out ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, JUDAS PRIEST, DEF LEPPARD 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: BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, BRAND NEW SIN Venue: Electric Factory City/State: Philadelphia, Pa. Date: Oct. 22, 2005 Attendance: 1,758 Capacity: 2,250 Artist/Event: BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Venue: Hampton Beach Casino City/State: Hampton, N.H. Date: Oct. 29, 2005 Attendance: ...

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YAKUZA: Release Date Set For 'Samsara'

Prosthetic Records has set a March 7, 2006 release date for the new album from the Chicago-based experimental jazz/metal quartet YAKUZA, entitled "Samsara". "Samsara" was self-financed, then shopped around to various labels in search of a partnership with a company that fully understood YAKUZA's foresight. "Samsara" was recorded by Matt Bayles (ISIS, BOTCH) at Volume ...

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MASTODON: More 'The Workhorse Chronicles' DVD Details Revealed

Atlanta hard rock giants MASTODON will issue their first official DVD and a collection of their earliest recordings in February through Relapse Records. The DVD, entitled "The Workhorse Chronicles", features over three hours of exclusive MASTODON footage. The set contains in-depth interviews with each band member, candid behind-the-scenes shots from the band's personal video archives ...

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HIGH ON FIRE Announce North American Headlining Tour

HIGH ON FIRE have announced the plans for a full North American headlining tour starting in January. The Decibel magazine-sponsored tour, in support of the band's critically acclaimed album "Blessed Black Wings", includes special guests THE BRONX, BIG BUSINESS and labelmates BURIED INSIDE. The new year will kick off with this headlining tour after HIGH ...

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SOILENT GREEN: First-Ever Video To Receive MTV2 World Premiere

SOILENT GREEN will see their video for "Leaves of Three" make its MTV2 world premiere on this week's edition of "Headbanger's Ball". "Headbanger's Ball" airs Saturdays from 10-12 p.m. EST on MTV2. This is the first video ever from the New Orleans, LA quintet. The clip, the first single from the band's recent release "Confrontation", ...

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The Horror of Realization - SCARS OF TOMORROW

At this point, I don't like SCARS OF TOMORROW's "The Horror of Realization" as much as its predecessor, "Rope Tied to the Trigger", but it is slowly growing on me. The new platter from the Orange County metalcore boys does boast a wider array of riffs, even more variety in the arrangement department. I just ...

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EYES OF FIRE To Open For OPETH In California

Orange County-based quintet EYES OF FIRE will be opening for OPETH this Sunday, October 16 at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California. EYES OF FIRE' new album, "Prisons", is due late January 2006 via Century Media Records. The follow-up to last year's "Ashes to Embers" was produced by the band and mixed by ...

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ISIS: Video Of Swedish Concert Available Online

A 30-minute webcast from ISIS' concert at Mejeriet in Lund, Sweden, recorded on May 11, 2005, has been made available for streaming at the SVT (Swedish National TV) homepage. Check out the video footage at this location. ISIS' third full-length album, "Panopticon", was released last October through Ipecac Records. The follow-up to 2002's ...

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YAKUZA Sign With PROSTHETIC RECORDS

Prosthetic Records have announced the addition of Chicago-based YAKUZA to the label's roster. The experimental jazz/metal quartet will be releasing their Prosthetic debut, "Samsara", in March 2006. "Samsara" was self-financed, then shopped around to various labels in search of a partnership with a company that fully understood YAKUZA's foresight. "Our love for music is the ...

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VH1 To Air Four-Part 'Definitive History' Of Heavy Metal

VH1 has announced plans to launch "VH1 Rock Docs", an all-new slate of high-end feature-length programs in 2006. Each of the docs will reveal an untold story in the history of rock and hip-hop music, combining never-before-seen footage with a unique and unconventional narrative approach. The documentaries will tell some of the most unique stories ...

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IT DIES TODAY To Film 'Enjoy The Silence' Video

IT DIES TODAY, fresh off a successful run on this summer's Ozzfest, will be filming a video for their cover of DEPECHE MODE's "Enjoy the Silence" on Monday, October 3 in downtown Los Angeles with director Pax Franchot (FROM FIRST TO LAST, AT ALL COST). The clip will reportedly "combine the look and feel of ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE, VELVET REVOLVER, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, 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: MÖTLEY CRÜE, SUM 41, THE EXIES, SILVERTIDE Venue: Tweeter Center City/State: Tinley Park, Ill. Date: Aug. 27, 2005 Attendance: 13,069 Capacity: 28,644 Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE Venue: Post-Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake City/State: Burgettstown, Pa. Date: Aug. ...

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BURST Announce U.K. Tour In Support Of New Album

Sweden's BURST have announced a U.K. headlining tour in support of the release of their new album, "Origo", out on October 17 via Relapse Records. The national tour will kick off on October 24 in Manchester at the Star & Garter. Support on the BURST headlining tour will be provided by South Wales' TAINT. This ...

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EYES OF FIRE Embark On Tour With APOCALYPTICA; Shoot New Video

Orange County-based quintet EYES OF FIRE will embark on a U.S. tour with APOCALYPTICA today in anticipation of "Prisons", their eagerly awaited sophomore release. The trek will lead the two genre-defying artists cross-country over the course of only two weeks. The group just wrapped up a national U.S. tour alongside labelmates MANNTIS after completing highly ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, SLIPKNOT 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: MÖTLEY CRÜE, SUM 41, THE EXIES, SILVERTIDE Venue: Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge City/State: Bristow, Va. Date: Aug. 13, 2005 Attendance: 10,336 Capacity: 22,667 Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE, SUM 41, THE EXIES, SILVERTIDE Venue: PNC Bank Arts ...

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VELVET REVOLVER, MÖTLEY CRÜE, SYSTEM OF A DOWN 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: VELVET REVOLVER, CHEVELLE, THE ACTUAL Venue: Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts City/State: Las Vegas, Nev. Date: Aug. 20, 2005 Attendance: 5,910 Capacity: 7,019 Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE, SUM 41, THE EXIES, SILVERTIDE Venue: Marcus Amphitheatre City/State: ...

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'Masters Of Horror' Soundtrack Compilation: Final Track Listing Unveiled

Blistering.com has revealed the complete track listing for the soundtrack to the highly anticipated "Masters of Horror" series, a 13-episode anthology directed by today's most renowned horror directors. Due October 18 via Immortal Records, the specially-priced, extravagantly packaged, double disc CD will be comprised entirely of brand new and previously unreleased material from ...

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OZZFEST, GIGANTOUR, MÖTLEY CRÜE 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: Ozzfest: BLACK SABBATH, IRON MAIDEN, MUDVAYNE, SHADOWS FALL, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, IN FLAMES & others Venue: Alpine Valley Music Theatre City/State: East Troy, Wis. Date: Aug. 6, 2005 Attendance: 20,575 Capacity: 35,072 Artist/Event: Ozzfest: BLACK SABBATH, ...

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