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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD To Tour Europe With MESHUGGAH

Canadian extremists STRAPPING YOUNG LAD recently completed a highly successful run on the inaugural Sounds of The Underground tour in support of their genre-defying breakthrough new album, "Alien", which critics are already hailing as their best offering yet. The group's overly intense live performances captivated the uninitiated crowds who were immediately drawn to the band's ...

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GWAR, DEVILDRIVER, A DOZEN FURIES To Team Up For U.S. Tour

GWAR, DEVILDRIVER, and A DOZEN FURIES will reportedly be teaming up for a U.S. tour beginning in October. The package is currently scheduled to appear at The NorVa in Norfolk, Virginia on October 21, with more dates to be announced soon. GWAR are continuing to tour in support of their first-ever live recording, "Live From ...

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ROADRUNNER UNITED: 'The All-Star Sessions' To Surface In October

Roadrunner Records has put together a groundbreaking record to mark the label’s 25th Anniversary. The group is called ROADRUNNER UNITED and the album titled "The All-Star Sessions". This full-length release, in stores on October 11, 2005, is a "master class" in hard rock/metal. Boasting 57 artists from 45 of Roadrunner's past and present bands, the ...

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Former FEAR FACTORY Guitarist DINO CAZARES Says He Is No Longer Working With NICK BARKER

FEAR FACTORY's official fan site, FearFactoryFans.com, recently conducted an interview with former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares. Several excerpts follow: FearFactoryFans.com: How's your new project with Nick Barker [ex-DIMMU BORGIR, CRADLE OF FILTH] coming along? Are you guys still going by the name DRIVEN BY SUFFERING? Dino: "Nick Barker is back in England. ...

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The Fury of Our Maker's Hand - DEVILDRIVER

COAL CHAMBER was one of those bands that just absolutely hit me the wrong way. Their overhyped simpleton nu-metal fuckery used to just piss me off, more so than almost any band this side of SIX FEET UNDER. So when frontman Dez Fafara killed that band off and released DEVILDRIVER's debut last year, my expectations ...

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Police File 116 Charges Against SOUNDS OF THE UNDERGROUND Concert-Goers

According to the Winston-Salem Journal, an undercover police operation at the Sounds of the Underground concert Thursday (June 30) outside the Joel Coliseum Annex led to charges against 60 people, Winston-Salem police said yesterday. Most of the charges were for drug possession. Officers and agents from Forsyth Municipal ABC Law Enforcement issued 116 charges. Most ...

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RUIN Complete Demo With Former SOULFLY/SNOT Guitarist

Hollywood, California-based RUIN recently completed work on a three-song demo with producer Mikey Doling (former SNOT/SOULFLY guitarist). The three tracks — "Pull You Down", "Guilty Conscience" and "Unstable" — are currently available for listening at MySpace.com. The song "Pull You Down" features a guest guitar appearance by Doling. Upcoming RUIN shows: Jul. 15 ...

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IT DIES TODAY Complete 'Severed Ties Yield Severed Head' Video

Buffalo, New York's IT DIES TODAY have completed the filming of their second video, "Severed Ties Yield Severed Head", with director Darren Doane. The group also just wrapped the latest in a constant string of great national tours including stints with MACHINE HEAD and DEVILDRIVER. IT DIES TODAY's career has taken off like a rocket ...

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ROADRUNNER 'All-Stars' Album: Progress Includes New Captain And New Team Members

Roadrunner Records has advanced in the process of putting together the groundbreaking "Roadrunner All-Stars" record to mark the label's 25th anniversary. The full-length release will contain original musical collaborations between past and present Roadrunner artists. Approximately 50 musicians are expected to participate in this record, making it a most elaborate collaboration project. Four central musicians ...

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DEVILDRIVER Complete Work On 'Hold Back The Day' Video

DEVILDRIVER, the Santa Barbara, California-based band featuring former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, have completed work on the video for the track "Hold Back the Day". The clip is expected to be made available online next week. "Hold Back the Day" comes off the group's upcoming sophomore album, "The Fury of Our Maker's Hand" album, ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Wrap Up Successful Headlining U.S. Tour, Guest On 'Headbanger's Ball'

Canadian extremists STRAPPING YOUNG LAD recently completed a highly successful headlining U.S. tour with THE AGONY SCENE, MISERY SIGNALS and REFLUX in the support slots and are now preparing for the massive Sounds of The Underground Tour this summer. The group’s genre-defying, breakthrough new album, "Alien", has been met with tons of mainstream acclaim and ...

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MACHINE HEAD: Winston-Salem And Charlotte Dates Cancelled

The following message has been posted on MACHINE HEAD's official web site: "Due to a regression of Robert's [Flynn, vocals] severe viral throat infection, MACHINE HEAD have regrettably been forced to cancel their performances in Winston-Salem [Thursday night] and [Friday night, May 20] in Charlotte. DEVILDRIVER and IT DIES TODAY will be playing both shows, ...

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MACHINE HEAD Tour Update: Atlanta, Tampa, Sacramento

The following update has been posted at MACHINE HEAD's official web site: "The Atlanta show, previously reported to the band and subsequently on this site as moved, has now been moved back to its original date of May 22nd by the promoter. Apparently, when the promoter said 'Atlanta', they meant to say 'Tampa', so as ...

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MACHINE HEAD Frontman Performs As Scheduled In Chicago

According to a posting on MACHINE HEAD's official web site, the band's vocalist, Robert Flynn, performed Saturday night (May 14) in Chicago as scheduled after battling the flu and a severe viral throat infection for the past several days. In other news, the band's May 22 Atlanta show has been moved to Monday, May 23. ...

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DEVILDRIVER Check In From The Road

DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "We had a four-day drive from california to Flint, MI to start out the States Turn Blue To Gray tour with MACHINE HEAD. First date, a sold-out show at The Machine Shop (May 6). The next day we stayed in ...

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