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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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MASTODON To Tour With FEAR FACTORY, SWORN ENEMY

Relapse Records recording artists MASTODON have announced their first tour of 2004 in support of their highly anticipated new album, "Leviathan". MASTODON will team up with FEAR FACTORY for a month-long trek beginning July 26 in Towson, MD. The tour is scheduled to conclude August 22 in Las Vegas, NV with additional dates pending. MASTODON ...

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THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN: Touring Plans Announced

Relapse Records recording artists THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN have announced forthcoming tour dates in support of their highly anticipated new album, "Miss Machine". "Miss Machine" will be released on July, 20 in the U.S. and August 2 in Europe. THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN will kick off a five-week European headlining tour beginning June 5 with ...

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MASTODON Complete Work On 'Leviathan'

Relapse Records recording artists MASTODON have completed work on their new album, entitled "Leviathan". The follow-up to the group's acclaimed "Remission" album, "Leviathan" was recorded at both Robert Lang Studios (NIRVANA, BAD COMPANY, FOO FIGHTERS) and Litho Studios (DEFTONES, SOUNDGARDEN) in Seattle with producer Matt Bayles. Based in part on Herman Melville's classic novel "Moby ...

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AFTER FOREVER Confirmed For Holland's DYNAMO OPEN AIR Festival

Dutch "gothic metal sensation" AFTER FOREVER have been confirmed for Dynamo Open Air, a one-day Dutch heavy metal festival scheduled to be held Saturday, June 5 in the Goffertpark in Nijmegen, Holland. Also scheduled to appear are headliners SLAYER, plus LIFE OF AGONY, DIMMU BORGIR, NIGHTWISH, DEICIDE, SOULFLY, CHILDREN OF BODOM, ILL NINO and MASTODON. ...

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THINE EYES BLEED: KITTIE Touring Guitarist To Enter Studio Next Month

THINE EYES BLEED, the London, Ontario-based band featuring KITTIE touring guitarist Jeff Phillips, are scheduled to begin recording next month for KITTIE-owned label Kiss of Infamy, KITTIE manager Dave Lander told the London Free Press. The group's musical style is being described "brutal and extreme," with AT THE GATES with MASTODON being mentioned as possible ...

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MASTODON Begin Recording New Album

MASTODON have commenced the recording process for their new album, "Leviathan", at Robert Lang Studios (NIRVANA, PRETTY GIRLS MAKE GRAVES, FOO FIGHTERS) and Litho Studios (DEFTONES, SOUNDGARDEN, BOTCH) in Seattle with producer Matt Bayles. Bayles had previously worked with MASTODON on their acclaimed "Remission" album in addition to doing studio work with such groups as ...

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MASTODON To Co-Host 'Headbanger's Ball'

Relapse Records recording artists MASTODON will co-host MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball". MASTODON will make an in-studio appearance on the program's Saturday, February 14 edition, where they will be interviewed by host Jamey Jasta. "Headbanger's Ball" airs Saturdays from 10-12 p.m. EST on MTV2. MASTODON (drummer Brann Dailor, guitarist / vocalist Brent Hinds, guitarist / vocalist Bill ...

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CLUTCH, NEBULA, MASTODON To Tour Together

CLUTCH will be teaming up with NEBULA and MASTODON for a U.S. tour beginning in late January. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 20 - 123 Pleasant Street - Morgantown, WV Jan. 21 - Stella Blue - Asheville, NC Jan. 22 - 40 Watt Club - Athens, GA Jan. 23 - Beta Bar - Tallahassee, ...

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THE END Sign With RELAPSE RECORDS

Mississauga, Ontario quintet THE END have signed a deal with Relapse Records. The group will release their first proper Relapse full-length in North American on January 13 and in Europe on January 26. THE END (Aaron Wolff – vocals, Steve Watson – guitar, Andrew Hercules – guitar, Sean Dooley – bass, Anthony Salajko - drums), ...

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