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ADYTUM Hard At Work On Debut Album

Newmarket, ON-based progressive death/black metal quartet ADYTUM will release its full-length debut, "Echoes of Refuge on Northern Storm", in early 2007 via Northern Storm Records. Commented the band: "For the CD, we are working with our good friend and producer David Clipperton, who has owned Wire Frame Productions for the past eight years. He has ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS In Talks To Play OZZFEST 2007

According to Ozzyhead.com, Sharon Osbourne was interviewed yesterday (Oct. 26) by Opie and Anthony on their syndicated radio show. While discussing the annual Ozzfest travelling festival, Sharon confirmed that Ozzy will be performing on the event's second stage again next year. She also said that they are trying to get ALICE IN CHAINS ...

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BIOHAZARD, KITTIE, LIFE OF AGONY Members To Take Part In CMJ's 'OZZFEST Reunion' Panel

Former BIOHAZARD guitarist/vocalist Billy Graziadei will moderate the "Ozzfest 10th Anniversary Reunion" panel at the 26th annual CMJ Music Marathon, which is being held October 31-November 4 at Lincoln Center and its neighboring Tower Records in New York. The event will present more than 100 panels and discussions featuring dozens of high-profile artists, executives, journalists, ...

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THE PANIC CHANNEL To Play Acoustic Show For Charity

THE PANIC CHANNEL — the new band featuring three quarters of the most recent lineup of JANE'S ADDICTION (guitarist Dave Navarro, drummer Stephen Perkins, and bassist Chris Chaney) and former SKYCYCLE vocalist Steve Isaacs — will perform a short acoustic set on November 15 at Dragonfly in Los Angeles. The show benefits charity, with all ...

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WHITESNAKE's COVERDALE, ALDRICH To Attend SWEDEN ROCK Kick-Off

WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale and guitarist Doug Aldrich will be making an "exclusive appearance" at the Sweden Rock Festival kick-off on December 2 at Nalen in Stockholm, Sweden. At this event the first batch of bands booked for next year's festival will be announced. Scheduled to perform at the show are HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, WOLF and ...

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DROWNING POOL: New Song Posted Online

A brand-new DROWNING POOL track, entitled "No More", has been posted online on the band's MySpace page. The song is included on the "Saw III" soundtrack, which is scheduled for release tomorrow (Tuesday, Oct. 24) via Warcon Enterprises. "No More" is the first DROWNING POOL track to be officially released featuring the band's ...

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DAVE NAVARRO to Host 'Halloween Lingerie And Costume Ball'

Former JANE'S ADDICTION and current THE PANIC CHANNEL guitarist Dave Navarro will host the Halloween Lingerie and Costume Ball on Saturday, October 28 at the Highlands in Hollywood, California. Also scheduled to appear are Club Jenna girl Jesse Capelli and adult film star Teanna Kai. Check out a flyer for the event at

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CIRCUS OF POWER: More '20th Anniversary' Shows In The Works

Reunited hard rockers CIRCUS OF POWER are reportedly planning more "20th anniversary" dates in the near future, including shows in Los Angeles and Japan. More information will be made available soon. As previously reported, CIRCUS OF POWER played a "20th anniversary" show at Don Hill's in New York City on September 27. The band was ...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION Announces Touring Drummer

San Diego extreme metallers CATTLE DECAPITATION have announced the addition of touring drummer Kevin Talley (ex-DYING FETUS, MISERY INDEX, CHIMAIRA) to the group's ranks. Commented singer Travis Ryan: "We're very excited to not only finally do our own headlining tour, but also to get back out and deliver the tracks from our new 'Karma.Bloody.Karma' album ...

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SOIL Chooses SHINEDOWN Tour Over IN FLAMES/LACUNA COIL

SOIL guitarist Shaun Glass has released a statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET explaining the band's decision to pull out of the upcoming IN FLAMES/LACUNA COIL trek (where they have since been replaced by Massachusetts' SEEMLESS). Commented Glass: "SOIL has decided on doing a December run with our longtime friends in SHINEDOWN, which is [slated to take place ...

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THE PANIC CHANNEL To Play Nashville, Houston This Weekend

THE PANIC CHANNEL — the new band featuring three quarters of the most recent lineup of JANE'S ADDICTION (guitarist Dave Navarro, drummer Stephen Perkins, and bassist Chris Chaney) and former SKYCYCLE vocalist Steve Isaacs — will perform at OCC in America 2006 Tour stop at Riverfront Park in Nashville, TN on Friday, October 6. Navarro ...

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ANNIHILATOR To Hit The Road 'Extensively' In 2007

Canadian thrashers ANNIHILATOR have signed up with mega-tour agents The Agency Group. Commented ANNIHILATOR mainman Jeff Waters: "ANNIHILATOR will be on the road extensively in 2007. This is a worldwide deal and London rep. Paul Ryan and I are working on starting April 2007 and plan on, at least, a year of touring for the ...

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LANDMINE MARATHON Adds NORTH SIDE KINGS Guitarist RYAN BUTLER

Arizona metal band LANDMINE MARATHON has added NORTH SIDE KINGS guitarist Ryan Butler to its line-up. Butler is a longtime friend of LANDMINE MARATHON through his involvement in the Phoenix metal and hardcore scenes. As well as being a member of NORTH SIDE KINGS and an ex-member of UNRUH and STRUCTURE OF LIES, Butler runs ...

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DROWNING POOL Frontman: 'To Hell With The Stateside News Networks'

The USO, in partnership with Armed Forces Entertainment (AFE), recently sent rock/metal band DROWNING POOL to perform shows for service members stationed in the Persian Gulf and Germany. It was the second USO tour for the group, which performed for troops in Kuwait in October 2005. The band also met troops, signed autographs and posed ...

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Mirrors - MISERY SIGNALS

I have a vague recollection of a review I wrote for MISERY SIGNALS' debut "Of Malice and the Magnum Heart" in which I basically stated that it was not an enjoyable effort nor was it an impressive one. The memory was unpleasant enough to almost result in my avoidance of a review of the group's ...

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CIRCUS OF POWER Announces Special Guests For New York City Show

Guitarist/producer Daniel Rey (MASTERS OF REALITY, RAMONES) will join CIRCUS OF POWER on stage as second guitarist at the September 27 show at Don Hill's. Rey produced the CIRCUS OF POWER albums "Vices" and "Still Alive" as well as the now-classic self-titled first LP that contained the MTV staples "Motor" and "Call of the Wild". ...

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THE PANIC CHANNEL To Support SUPERNOVA On North American Tour

THE PANIC CHANNEL — the new band featuring three quarters of the most recent lineup of JANE'S ADDICTION (guitarist Dave Navarro, drummer Stephen Perkins, and bassist Chris Chaney) and former SKYCYCLE vocalist Steve Isaacs — will support SUPERNOVA (the new all-star band featuring ex-METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee and former GUNS ...

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THE PANIC CHANNEL To Perform Acoustic Set In Hollywood Tomorrow

THE PANIC CHANNEL — the new band featuring three quarters of the most recent lineup of JANE'S ADDICTION (guitarist Dave Navarro, drummer Stephen Perkins, and bassist Chris Chaney) and former SKYCYCLE vocalist Steve Isaacs — will perform a five-song acoustic set Wednesday night (September 6) at The Dragonfly in Hollywood, California in support of Head ...

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