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PAPA ROACH Frontman Shooting First Feature Film

According to MTV.com, PAPA ROACH singer Jacoby Shaddix just began shooting his first feature film, an as-yet-untitled supernatural thriller directed by Ryan McKinney. Lou Diamond Phillips and Pam Grier are co-starring in the flick, which is shooting in Sacramento, near Shaddix's hometown of Vacaville, California. As previously reported, PAPA ROACH have set a November 22 ...

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LINKIN PARK Frontman Involved In Three Side Projects

LINKIN PARK frontman Chester Bennington recently spoke to MTV.com about his outside efforts, SNOW WHITE TAN and JULIEN-K, both with ORGY guitarists Ryan Shuck and Amir Derakh, as well as cover band BUCKET OF WEENIES, whose Hollywood debut was October 25 at the Avalon. Bennington sings for SNOW WHITE TAN, while Shuck handles ...

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HYPOCRISY Mainman, DARKEST HOUR Drummer Interviewed For 'Metal Injection'

"Metal Injection", the Internet streaming video show, has uploaded their Halloween special featuring interviews with DARKEST HOUR drummer Ryan Parrish and HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren. Also included are classic videos from TYPE O NEGATIVE ("Cinnamon Girl"), MEGADETH ("Hanger 18"), SUICIDAL TENDENCIES ("How Will I Laugh Tomorrow…") and MISFITS ("American Psycho"). The hour-long episode can be ...

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UNEARTHLY TRANCE Sign With RELAPSE RECORDS

Relapse Records has announced the signing of cult New York metal band UNEARTHLY TRANCE. UNEARTHLY TRANCE are currently completing the writing process for what will become their third album and Relapse debut. Guitarist/vocalist Ryan Lipynsky (who is also the mastermind behind Profound Lore Records artist THRALLDOM) comments, "We have titled this album 'The Trident' to ...

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GLYDER Complete Work On Debut Album

New Irish rockers GLYDER have completed work on their debut album with legendary producer Chris Tsangarides. The band are currently working out the label details for the CD, which is tentatively due in early 2006. GLYDER recently opened for THIN LIZZY in Ireland and will be touring with THE ANSWER in Ireland December as well ...

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BUCKET OF WEENIES Featuring Members Of LINKIN PARK, ORGY To Make Los Angeles Live Debut

BUCKET OF WEENIES, the band featuring singer Chester Bennington (from the multi-platinum, Grammy-winning act LINKIN PARK), lead guitarist Ryan Shuck (of the alt-metal outfit ORGY), guitarist Mike Rouse (THE BLEEDERS, THE JOHNS), bassist Mike "Cheez" Brown (of hardcore legends TSOL) and drummer Sean Dowdell (GREY DAZE), will make their Los Angeles live debut on Tuesday, ...

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DROWNING POOL Drummer Offers Update On New Album

DROWNING POOL drummer Mike Luce has issued the following update on the band's current activities: "As you may or may not know, DROWNING POOL is hard at work here in Dallas putting together the 'demos' for the next record — THE RECORD! "In case you're not privy to the process of 'demo-ing'... please, allow me. ...

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DROWNING POOL To Perform For Troops In Persian Gulf

The USO, in partnership with Armed Forces Entertainment (AFE), will soon send metal band DROWNING POOL to perform several shows for service members serving in the Persian Gulf region. The band also will "meet and greet" troops, sign autographs and pose for pictures. The Texas-based quartet will be accompanied by Dallas radio station KDGE's afternoon ...

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DROWNING POOL To Rock The Persian Gulf

DROWNING POOL will be shipping off to the Persian Gulf at the end of October to rock for the troops. Immediately following their Persian Gulf excursion, they will be doing a couple of one-off shows. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Nov. 05 - National Orange Show - San Bernardino, CA (w/ NONPOINT, THE ...

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Former MEGADETH Bassist To Take Part In Web Chat

F5 members David Ellefson (bass; ex-MEGADETH) and Dale Steele (vocals) will be at the Ultra Entertainment studios on Sunday, October 30 at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time for a live web chat. Join Dale and David in the F5 chat room to ask your questions. According to the band, this won't be just some text chat. ...

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DARKANE Prepare For North American Touring Debut

DARKANE — who formed in the late '90s and hail from Helsingborg, Sweden — have performed only once before on North American soil and were received with raving applause at 2001's Milwaukee Metalfest XV. With their first full-fledged tour of North America set to launch on October 28 at Granada in Lawrence, Kansas, guitarist and ...

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Buried in the Front Yard - RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER

Think what you will about the record label, band name, cover art, and album title, but RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER's "Buried in the Back Yard" is not a grindcore album. It's a dynamic thrash album with roots in crossover, a musically talented cast, and loads of tongue-in-cheek cleverness. MUNICIPAL WASTE's "Hazardous Mutation" was the first thrash/crossover class ...

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Former ANNIHILATOR Bassist RUSSELL BERGQUIST: On The Move

Former ANNIHILATOR bassist Russell Bergquist has posted the following message on his official web site: "Yo! I have not done an update since July and alot has happenned from then until now. First of all, I have been in the studio recording my own project. It is now almost all recorded. The only thing left ...

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SOIL Sign With DRT ENTERTAINMENT

Chicago's SOIL have signed an exclusive recording deal with New York-based DRT Entertainment. The band will head to Los Angeles next month to begin recording their new album, which is currently slated for release in early 2006. Ulrich Wild (STATIC-X, TAPROOT) has been tapped as producer. "It is great to finally be on a label ...

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KISS Drummer To Take Part In Hurricane Relief Benefit Concerts

According to KissAsylum.com, KISS/ALICE COOPER drummer Eric Singer will be taking part in two benefit shows in Indianapolis, Indiana in mid-October. Singer, currently on tour with ALICE COOPER, will be joined by fellow COOPER bandmates Ryan Roxie, Damon Johnson, and Chuck Garric at both shows. 100 percent of all ticket sales will go directly to ...

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NON-HUMAN LEVEL: First Taste Of DARKANE Guitarist's Solo Project Available For Download

A brand-new NON-HUMAN LEVEL track, entitled "Personal Hell", has been made available for download at VS-Webzine.com. NON-HUMAN LEVEL, the solo project of DARKANE guitarist Christofer Malmström, will release its self-titled debut album late October via France's Listenable Records. The album's cover artwork can be found at this location. In addition to ...

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LINKIN PARK Frontman Gets Into Scuffle With Nightclub Bodyguard

The New York Daily News is reporting LINKIN PARK frontman Chester Bennington blasted a Mansion nightclub bodyguard, alleging that the security man had shoved his pregnant girlfriend. "He was forcibly pushing her away with his arm and I had to get in between them," Bennington said. "So I shoved him back." The rocker revealed that ...

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New DROWNING POOL Singer Did 'Adequate' Job At Dallas OZZFEST

According to the Star-Telegram, new DROWING POOL singer Ryan McCombs (formerly of SOIL) did an "adequate job" covering the group's four-year-old songs such as "Sinner" during the band's debut live appearance with McCombs at yesterday's Ozzfest in Dallas, Texas. However, during their 20-minute set, "the band never acknowledged the obvious — folks, here's our new ...

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HELMET: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

HELMET have announced the following dates during September/October: Sep. 22 - Providence, RI @ Lupo's Sep. 23 - Boston, MA @ Axis Sep. 25 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Sep. 26 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre Sep. 27 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza Sep. 28 - New York, NY @ CBGB's ...

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