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MASTODON's 'Leviathan' Named Revolver Magazine's 'Album Of The Year'

MASTODON's latest release, "Leviathan", has been named Revolver magazine's 2004 "Album of the Year". The year-end Revolver list was determined via a poll of the magazine's editors and contributing writers. "Leviathan" was released on August 31, 2004 to exceptional fan and critical acclaim. The follow up to the band's heralded "Remission" album, "Leviathan" entered the ...

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MASTODON Confirmed For Japan's EXTREME THE DOJO VOL. 11 Tour

MASTODON are the latest act added to the Extreme The Dojo Vol. 11 Japanese mini-tour featuring CONVERGE and ISIS. According to the official Extreme The Dojo web site, MASTODON confirmed their participation in the festival this past week. The dates are as follows: Feb. 02 – Osaka, JPN @ Club Quattro Feb. 03 - Nagoya, ...

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Swedish Metal Magazine CLOSE-UP Reveals Top Albums Of 2004

MASTODON's "Leviathan" has been named "Album of the Year" by the critics at Sweden's premiere metal/rock publication Close-Up. In the December/January issue, an array of musicians, including cover stars Robert Flynn from MACHINE HEAD and Anders Fridén from IN FLAMES (view cover here), discuss the music year 2004. MASTODON's "Leviathan" also made the ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE To Tour With THE USED, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have been confirmed for "The Taste of Chaos" tour that will also feature THE USED and MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE. From early February through the middle of April, "The Taste of Chaos Tour" will take KILLSWITCH ENGAGE around North America playing venues ranging in size from 3,000- to 10,000-seat capacity. "KILLSWITCH ENGAGE are one ...

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TOOL Bassist To Perform With ISIS

According to Toolband.com, TOOL bassist Justin Chancellor will be sitting in with Boston indie-metal behemoths ISIS during a couple of live performances in California. Chancellor will play on "Altered Course", the track he guested on on ISIS' latest CD, "Panopticon", available now on Ipecac Records. First up is a show at Glass House ...

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WITH PASSION Sign With EARACHE RECORDS

Sacramento, California-based "technical, melodic, blackened metal-core" band WITH PASSION have inked a deal with Earache Records. The band, who are inspired by the legends of European melodic death metal, from DISSECTION to AT THE GATES, as well as the best of the contemporary U.S.-Canada metal/hardcore crop, from CRYPTOPSY to BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, formed ...

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MELVINS Tribute CD Featuring MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD To Surface In May

Fractured Transmitter Records has set a May 10 release date for the upcoming tribute CD to THE MELVINS. Titled "We Reach: The Music Of The Melvins", the album will include contributions from such acts as MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, MASTODON, KEELHAUL, HOUSE OF LOW CULTURE, MEATJACK, LICKGOLDENSKY, ABSENTEE, DISENGAGE, ABDULLAH and ...

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FUSE TV's 'Uranium' To Present Annual 'Viewers' Poll'

Fuse TV's metal show "Uranium" will be airing its annual one hour "Viewers' Poll" special this Friday night October 29 at 8:00 p.m. EST (5:00 p.m. PST). The "Viewers' Poll" is where "Uranium" gives the loyal metal fans a chance to have their opinions heard by voting on some of the most pertinent topics in ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Frontman Guests On 'Metal Injection'

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE frontman Howard Jones was recently interviewed by the Internet TV show "Metal Injection". "The sarcasm was at an all-time high for this hilarious interview," reads a posting on the group's web site. "The episode also features KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's new video for 'The End of Heartache' as well as videos from NIGHTWISH, TRIVIUM, SHADOWS ...

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A LIFE ONCE LOST Sign With FERRET RECORDS

Philadelphia hardcore metal band A LIFE ONCE LOST have inked a deal with Ferret Records. The group will enter Trax East studios in South River, NJ with producer Eric Rachel in January to begin recording their sophomore album, "Hunter", tentatively due in the spring. The follow-up to 2003's "A Great Artist" (Deathwish Inc.) will feature ...

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BURIED INSIDE Sign To RELAPSE RECORDS

Ottawa, Canada quintet BURIED INSIDE have inked a deal with Relapse Records. The group's Relapse debut, "Chronoclast", is scheduled for release in early 2005. A special November 9, 2004 Canadian release date is expected. BURIED INSIDE "combine aggression with melody to create their own style of sleek and powerful heavy music," according to a press ...

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SOUNDSCAN REPORT: PAPA ROACH, LAMB OF GOD, MASTODON, DANZIG

The following are the top heavy metal/hard rock U.S. sales debuts for the week ending September 7, 2004, as reported by Nielsen SoundScan: PAPA ROACH"Getting Away With Murder": 52,094 (chart pos.: 17) LAMB OF GOD"Ashes of the Wake": 35,324 (chart position: 27) "Resident Evil" soundtrack: 25,453 (chart position: 43) MASTODON – ...

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SLAYER's 'Still Reigning' DVD To Surface On October 26

The release date of SLAYER's upcoming DVD, "Reign in Blood Live: Still Reigning", has been pushed back to October 26. The disc will feature, for the first time ever, the original SLAYER lineup — Tom Araya (vocals, bass), guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman, and drummer Dave Lombardo, who permanently rejoined the band in 2003 ...

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SLAYER Explain Myrtle Beach Cancellation

A representative at SLAYER's management company has sent the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding the band's cancellation of their scheduled headlining appearance in Myrtle Beach, SC Wednesday night (Sept. 1): "Tom Araya, SLAYER's bassist/vocalist, was treated and released from a Myrtle Beach, NC hospital on Wednesday after experiencing severe pain due to a kidney stone. ...

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MASTODON To Guest On 'Headbanger's Ball'

MASTODON will be the featured guests on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" on Saturday, September 4. "Headbanger's Ball" airs Saturdays from 10-12 p.m. EST. This Saturday's "Headbanger's Ball" will also include the world premiere of MASTODON's new music video, "Iron Tusk". The roll-out video from the band's new album, "Leviathan", "Iron Tusk" was directed by Chad Rullman, ...

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MASTODON, PIG DESTROYER Among Revolver Magazine's 'Future Of American Metal' Bands

Relapse Records recording artists MASTODON and PIG DESTROYER have been named amongst Revolver magazine's 10 "Future of American Metal" bands. Revolver's 10 "Future of American Metal" acts were determined via a poll of the editors and contributing writers at the noted magazine. MASTODON and PIG DESTROYER join an impressive list of Revolver's fast-rising heavy music ...

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BONGZILLA Announce U.S. Tour With MONSTER MAGNET

Relapse Records recording artists BONGZILLA have announced their first tour of 2004 in support of their recently released album, "Apogee". BONGZILLA will team up with MONSTER MAGNET for a four-week trek beginning September 9 in Hollywood, CA. The tour will be sponsored by long-running web portal StonerRock.com and is scheduled to conclude October 1 with ...

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TRANSMISSION0 To Release Debut Album In August

Netherland-based aggressive metal/hardcore band TRANSMISSION0 will release their debut album, "0" (Zero), on August 24 through Go Kart Records. "0" was completely created (recorded/mixed) at the band's own Behind Green Door Studios in Tilburg, The Netherlands with guitarist Mischa van Rodijnen serving as both album producer and mixer. "At first it didn't look as if ...

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THE RED CHORD Singer To Guest On Boston's 107.3 WAAF

THE RED CHORD vocalist Guy Kozowyk will be guest hosting the "Harder Faster" radio program on 107.3 WAAF in Boston on Wednesday, June 23 between 11:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. "I will be spinning albums of my choice for the majority of the hour, giving away [Black Market Activities] and RED CHORD CDs and talking ...

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