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INDEX CASE Part Ways With Drummer, Announce Temporary Replacement

Iowa-based metal/hard rock act INDEX CASE, the first signing to Tim King (SOIL) and Rob Such's (TWELFTH GATE) Mortal Music/Platform Records (via Fontana/Universal distribution), have parted ways with drummer Jordan Spence. The group's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "After seven years as a founding member of the band, Jordan Spence has been ...

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ZAO Are 'Excited' About Upcoming Tour With IN FLAMES

Greensburg, Pennsylvania's ZAO will be supporting Sweden's IN FLAMES on their upcoming U.S. tour beginning in late January. Also on the tour will be buzz-making heavy music bands TRIVIUM and DEVILDRIVER. Commenting on their addition to the tour, ZAO guitarist Scott Mellinger said, "I listen to IN FLAMES albums 'Clayman' and 'Reroute To Remain' all ...

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DARKANE Attend 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno' Taping

DARKANE guitarist Christofer Malmström has posted the following tour reports on the band's official web site: "Yes, tonight we played the 32nd show of the U.S. tour here in Seattle, WA and tomorrow we'll end the tour in Vancouver where I will finally meet the drummer of my solo project NON-HUMAN LEVEL, Ryan van Poederooyen. ...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION To Enter Studio In February

Vocalist Travis Ryan of the San Diego extreme metallers CATTLE DECAPITATION has issued the following update: "Since we've been home, we recorded the CANINUS split 7" and have so far written eight songs for our next album, which are turning out to be very bizarre (exactly how we like it). Picture the new CANINUS split ...

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DROWNING POOL: New Tour Dates Announced

Texas-based metallers DROWNING POOL have lined up the following dates during December: Dec. 08 - The Pearl Room - Mokena, IL Dec. 09 - Pierre's - Ft. Wayne, IN Dec. 10 - 3rd Street Live - Cedar Rapids, IA Dec. 11 - Machine Shop - Flint, MI Dec. 12 - Planet Rock - Battle Creek, ...

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SOIL Finish Mixing New Album: Photos Available

Chicago's SOIL have finished mixing their new album at Bomb Shelter studios in Los Angeles, California with producer Ulrich Wild (STATIC-X, TAPROOT) for a tentative February/March 2006 release via DRT Entertainment. Check out studio photos at this location. Commented guitarist Adam Zadel: "As of five minutes ago, the new SOiL record is finished ...

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'Lords Of Chaos' Film Director: 'I Just Want To Tell A Good Story'

San Diego film company ZU33 is currently developing "Lords of Chaos", a fiction film based on true events in the Norwegian black metal music scene in the early 1990s. The project is scheduled to go into pre-production this month, with physical production scheduled to begin in Februrary 2006. The screenplay was written by Hans Fjellestad, ...

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SOIL Finish Recording New Album

Chicago's SOIL have finished recording their new album at Bomb Shelter studios in Los Angeles, California with producer Ulrich Wild (STATIC-X, TAPROOT) for a tentative February 2006 release via DRT Entertainment. The group's guitarist, Shaun Glass, has issued the following update on the album's recording process: "Well, all tracking is 100 percent done, meaning we ...

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PAPA ROACH: 'Getting Away With Murder' Certified Platinum

PAPA ROACH's 2004 album, "Getting Away with Murder", has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments in excess of a million copies. PAPA ROACH have set a November 22 release date through Geffen for their DVD, entitled "Live & Murderous in Chicago". The disc will feature "80 minutes of ...

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Drummer SHAWN DROVER Pens More MEGADETH Riffs

MEGADETH/EIDOLON drummer Shawn Drover has posted the following message in the "Forums" section of MEGADETH's official web site: "Next Thursday, I will be flying up to Toronto for several reasons — one of them being our appearance at the Toronto Music Expo. Glen [Drover, MEGADETH/EIDOLON guitarist] and myself will be making an appearance at the ...

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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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