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BURST Complete Work On New Album

Sweden's BURST have completed work on their new album, entitled "Origo". The follow-up to the band's acclaimed 2003 release "Prey on Life" was recorded at Gothenburg's Music-a-matic studios with producer/engineer Fredrik Reinedahl (BURST, IN FLAMES, CROWPATH) and Henrik Lipp (KENT, UNION CARBIDE PROD., MILLENCOLIN, D-A-D, etc.). "Origo" sees BURST "plow headlong into their sophomore effort ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE, W.A.S.P., CINDERELLA, 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: MÖTLEY CRÜE, SUM 41 Venue: White River Amphitheatre City/State: Auburn, Wash. Date: July 30, 2005 Attendance: 9,885 Capacity: 19,717 Artist/Event: W.A.S.P., L.A. GUNS, STEPHEN PEARCY Venue: House of Blues City/State: Las Vegas, Nev. Date: Aug. 7, ...

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FUSE Named Exclusive Cable Television Broadcast Partner for OZZFEST's 10th Anniversary Tour

Fuse, the nation's only viewer-driven, all-music network today announced that it has been selected as the exclusive cable television broadcast partner for the much coveted 10th anniversary of Ozzfest. For this hard and heavy tour (July 15-September 4), Fuse will bring viewers the most authentic experience on television. From set-up to sun down, to up-in-front ...

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OZZFEST 2005: 'Uranium Invasion' Premieres This Friday

On Friday, August 19, Fuse TV's "Uranium" will invade Ozzfest 2005. Host "Juliya takes you deeper than you've ever been," reads a press release. "She gets kinky with THE HAUNTED in their trailer, watches porn with TRIVIUM, shares thong stories with WICKED WISDOM and busts in on an exchange of licks between AS I LAY ...

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ANTHRAX Drummer Is 'Excited' About JUDAS PRIEST Tour

ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "PRIEST BABY! We are heading out to the highway! Check the dates and see when we come to your town. "I'm excited to play with JUDAS PRIEST. Well, I'm not playing with them... But I would LOVE TO!!!! HINT HINT. ...

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EYES OF FIRE To Support APOCALYPTICA On North American Tour

Orange County-based quintet EYES OF FIRE will be supporting Finnish cello-rockers APOCALYPTICA on their upcoming North American tour. Confirmed tour dates are as follows: Sep. 12 - Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club Sep. 13 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza Sep. 14 - Philadelphia, PA - TLA Sep. 15 - Boston, MA - Paradise ...

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NILE Drummer Launches New Web Site

George Kollias, drummer for NILE and SICKENING HORROR, has launched a new official web site, www.georgekollias.com. The site features videos and audio from both NILE and SICKENING HORROR, plus tips and contact. NILE's "Annihilation of the Wicked" album was released in late May via Relapse Records. A video for the album track "Sacrifice ...

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MASTODON: 'Festival' Version Of 'Leviathan' Now Available

A limited edition "festival version" of MASTODON's award-winning album "Leviathan" is available now via Relapse Records. The unique version of the much-talked-about album is housed within a special slipcase that features alternate album art. The enhanced CD also contains the MASTODON music videos "Iron Tusk" and "Blood and Thunder". MASTODON's recent live performances as part ...

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MASTODON Hope To Release WARNER BROS. Debut Next Summer

According to Bränn Dailor, drummer for Atlanta masters MASTODON, the band have been "collecting riffs and accepting ideas as they come" while on the road during this summer's Ozzfest. He told MTV.com that MASTODON plan to take a few weeks off this September before hitting the studio, where they'll "dump those ideas out and start ...

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MASTODON To Miss Detroit OZZFEST

Due to a family emergency, MASTODON will not be performing at the Detroit Ozzfest this Thursday, August 4. The band will return for the Ozzfest shows this weekend. As previously reported, MASTODON, A DOZEN FURIES and IT DIES TODAY will be the featured guests on the special "Ozzfest Second Stage" edition of the nationally syndicated ...

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BURNT BY THE SUN Announce New Lineup

BURNT BY THE SUN have announced the addition of vocalist Nate Johnson (DEADWATER DROWNING, PREMONITIONS OF WAR), guitarist Nick Hale (PREMONITIONS OF WAR, SILO) to the group's ranks. The band, whose lineup is completed by guitarist John Adubato, bassist Teddy Patterson and drummer Brandon Thomas (RIPPING CORPSE, DIM MAK, THE DYING LIGHT), are currently writing ...

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STARKWEATHER: New Song Posted Online

Philadelphia's cult metal/hardcore outfit STARKWEATHER have posted another track from their upcoming album, "Croatoan", entitled "Machine Rhythm Confessional". Check it out at this location. The double-LP will be released on September 5 via Belgium's Hypertension Records. A release date for the CD has not yet been announced. "Croatoan" was recorded early 2004 by ...

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FIREBALL MINISTRY Sign With LIQUOR AND POKER MUSIC

Acclaimed Los Angeles quartet FIREBALL MINISTRY, recently dubbed the "#1 metal band you need to know now" by Guitar World, have officially joined the roster of Liquor and Poker Music. The L.A.-based rock label will release the group's new album, "Their Rock Is Not Our Rock", on October 18. A rough mix of the new ...

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The Sirens of Silence - SWARM OF THE LOTUS

How exactly does a band follow up an earthquake of an album like "When White Becomes Black", a disc that is equal parts MASTODON girth, KEELHAUL pugilism, and SWARM OF THE LOTUS' own style of split lip racket-core? You make an even better album…that's how! On "The Sirens of Silence", the band takes all the ...

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MELVINS Tribute Album: Final Track Listing Revealed

The final track listing has been announced for the MELVINS tribute album, "We Reach: The Music of the Melvins", due on August 23 via Fractured Transmitter Records. It is as follows: MARE – "Nightgoat" THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN - "Honey Bucket" MASTODON - "The Bit" STRAPPING YOUNG LAD - "Zodiac" PIG DESTROYER - "Claude" HIGH ...

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SOILENT GREEN Complete Work On New Music Video

SOILENT GREEN have completed work on the first music video from their brand new album, "Confrontation". The video, for the "Confrontation" roll-out track "Leaves of Three", was shot on location in Atlanta, Georgia by director Chad Rullman (NILE, MASTODON, THE AGONY SCENE) for Supercollider Films and features SOILENT GREEN performing in a stripped down, super-intense ...

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Review: OZZFEST Turns To Sweatfest

The Philadelphia Inquirer has published several photos taken at yesterday's (July 19) Ozzfest stop in Camden, New Jersey. Check them out at this location. An excerpt from David Hiltbrand's review of the day-long event follows: "Some of the bands performing on the second stage are SOILWORK, TRIVIUM and MASTODON. HEAT PROSTRATION was a ...

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OZZFEST: Set Times For First Two Shows Revealed

The set times for the first two Ozzfest dates have been officially released. They are as follows: July 15 - Mansfield, MA @ Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts: Second Stage: WICKED WISDOM - 9:10-9:30am GIZMACHI - 9:35-9:55am SOILWORK - 10:00-10:20am IT DIES TODAY - 10:25-10:45am ARCH ENEMY - 10:50-11:10am TRIVIUM - 11:15-11:35am THE BLACK ...

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NILE: 'Sacrifice Unto Sebek' Video Stills Available

NILE have completed work on the first music video from their acclaimed new album, "Annihilation of the Wicked". The video, for the song "Sacrifice Unto Sebek", was shot on location in Atlanta, GA by director Chad Rullman (MASTODON's "March of the Fire Ants", THE AGONY SCENE) for Supercollider Films and features NILE performing inside an ...

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EYES OF FIRE Confirm Album Title

Orange County-based quintet EYES OF FIRE have confirmed that they have set "Prisons" as the title of their upcoming sophomore album, tentatively due October 4 via Century Media Records (as first reported by BLABBERMOUTH.NET on June 28). The follow-up to last year's "Ashes to Embers" was produced by the band and mixed by Matt Bayles ...

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SOILWORK To Play 'Perfect 20-Minute Set' At OZZFEST

SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "I've just come home from Germany. Been very busy lately, first the recording of TERROR 2000, and then the recording with Thomen from BLIND GUARDIAN, and as you probably know, we have done festivals in between with SOILWORK at ...

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MASTODON To Be Profiled On FUSE 'Uranium' TV Special

MASTODON will be profiled on the Fuse network's "Uranium" program with a half hour prime time TV special. Titled "Uranium: Mastodon", the Fuse special will document the Atlanta quartet's rise from one of underground music's most talked about names to one of the leading heavy music acts in the world. The program will make its ...

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