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SEVENDUST, SOIL Join Forces For U.S. Tour

SEVENDUST will be teaming up with SOIL for a U.S. tour beginning on May 4 in Wisconsin. The two bands are also scheduled to perform at the House of Blues in Chicago on May 9. More cities and dates will be announced soon. SEVENDUST are continuing to tour in support of their fifth album, "Next" ...

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MISERY SIGNALS Announce New Singer

Milwaukee, WI's metalcore act MISERY SIGNALS has announced the addition of vocalist Karl Schubach to the group's ranks. Schubach, who hails from Saskatchewan, Canada, has never sung for a band before and was a guitarist before joining MISERY SIGNALS. "He sent over an mp3 of him singing one of our songs and it floored us!" ...

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A Shaman Steering the Vessel of Vastness - THRALLDOM

Mentally picture those old, grainy, black and white horror films, even as far back as "Nosferatu". The motion is jerky, the actors move with dramatic flair, wild-eyed expressions of madness etched across faces, lightning flashing across the sky and a rainstorm pummeling an old house is seen, as dark figures lurk in the background. Got ...

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Nothing Positive, Only Negative - FACEDOWNINSHIT

So the question is: Why wouldn't you sign a band that released an album called "Shit Bloody Shit"? Well, that and the aptly described "southern fried dirt metal" will get an aptly-named band like FACEDOWNINSHIT a grubby spot on the Relapse roster. Take a little burned out punk rock soul, the heart of an EYEHATEGOD, ...

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THE PANIC CHANNEL Featuring Ex-JANE'S ADDICTION Members: Club Tour In The Works

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, are "currently routing a three-week, 16-date special limited club tour somewhere in May through June," Navarro revealed in a brand-new online posting. ...

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SOIL To Film 'Give It Up' Video This Weekend

Chicago's SOIL will be shooting a video for the track "Give It Up" with director Noah Shulman in their hometown on Saturday, March 18. The song comes off the group's new album, "True Self", (view cover artwork here), which is scheduled for release on May 2 via DRT Entertainment. A track from the ...

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F5 Featuring Ex-MEGADETH Bassist: Tour Dates Announced

F5, the new Phoenix-based band featuring former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, ex-SICK SPEED vocalist Dale Steele, drummer David Small, and guitarists Steve Conley and John Davis, have lined up the following dates during the coming weeks: Mar. 18 - Flagstaff, AZ @ Mogollon Brewery Mar. 30 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Venue of Scottsdale Apr. 21 ...

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SOIL Announce Dates With 10 YEARS

Chicago's SOIL will be supporting 10 YEARS on the following dates: Apr. 06 - Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop Apr. 07 - Traverse City, MI @ Streeters Apr. 08 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall As previously reported, SOIL will be opening for STAIND on several European shows beginning on March 20 in ...

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SOIL To Support STAIND On Select European Dates

Chicago's SOIL have been confirmed as the support act for STAIND on the following European shows this month: Mar. 20 - LKA - Stuttgart, GER Mar. 21 - Rohstofflager - Zurich, SWI Mar. 22 - Magazinni - Milan, ITA Mar. 24 - Arena - Vienna, AUT Mar. 25 - Elserhalle - Munich, GER Mar. 27 ...

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HASTE THE DAY Announce New Singer

After one European tour and two weeks into their tour with BLEEDING THROUGH and EVERY TIME I DIE, HASTE THE DAY have made Stephen Keech a permanent fixture in the band. Stephen replaces Jimmy Ryan as the lead singer for HASTE THE DAY. Jimmy Ryan made his decision to depart the band known back late ...

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SOIL To Release 'True Self' In May

DRT Entertainment has set a May 2 release date for the new SOIL album, entitled "True Self". A track from the album, entitled "Fight for Life", is available for download at this location. SOIL's follow-up to 2004's "Redefine" was recorded and mixed at Bomb Shelter studios in Los Angeles, California with producer Ulrich ...

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MASTODON To Guest On MTV2's 'Headbanger's Ball'

MASTODON will be appearing on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" this Saturday, February 11 to premiere their new "Seabeast" video. "Seabeast", the third video from "Leviathan", was shot at Atlanta's historic Madison Theater by Jonathan Rej and Tom Bingham, who also shot the band's video for "Blood and Thunder". Photos taken by Ryan Russell during the shoot ...

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SOIL Added To IN FLAMES/SEPULTURA European Tour

According to Germany's Metal Hammer magazine, Chicago's SOIL have been confirmed as the opening act for IN FLAMES on their upcoming European tour beginning in mid-March. Also appearing on the bill are Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA (as main support). As previously reported, SOIL have set "True Self" as the title of their new album, due in ...

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THE PANIC CHANNEL Prepare To Master Debut Album

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, are preparing to master their debut album, tentatively due late spring via Capitol Records. Commented Navarro: "I've been working on the record ...

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CHRIS CORNELL Is Face Of VARVATOS' Spring 2006 Ad Campaign

Billboard is reporting that former SOUNDGARDEN and current AUDIOSLAVE frontman Chris Cornell has been selected by John Varvatos, the man behind the award-winning clothing brand, to be the face of the brand's spring 2006 ad campaign. Created by New York agency Yard, with photography by music documentarian Danny Clinch, the campaign captures Cornell in such ...

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DAVE NAVARRO: THE PANIC CHANNEL Album Is 'One Of Best-Sounding Records I Have Ever Done'

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, have finished mixing the eighth song for their upcoming debut album, tentatively due late spring via Capitol Records. "We finished 'Outsider' and ...

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MASTODON Complete Work On New Music Video

MASTODON have completed work on the third music video from their award-winning album, "Leviathan". The video, for the song "Seabeast", was shot on location at the historic Madison Theater in the band's hometown of Atlanta, GA. "Seabeast" was produced and directed by Jonathan Rej (MAN OR ASTROMAN, FURTHER SEEMS FOREVER, STRETCH ARMSTRONG) and Tom Bingham ...

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