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ORGY To Release 'Trans Global Spectacle' DVD In August

"No one has seen this side of us, the behind-the-scenes reality of ORGY," says Bobby Hewitt, the band's drummer and director of their retrospective DVD, "Trans Global Spectacle", due August 23 on D1 Music/DLC Records. "Most of our fans have only seen us onstage, in videos and in magazines, but this is the real us." ...

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THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX track, entitled "The Destroyer", is available for download from MeteorCity.com. "The Destroyer" comes off the group's just-released new album, "3", available on MeteorCity Records. THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX's first two albums and "Spit Blood" EP inspired a rabid worldwide fanbase, garnering nods from Fox Sports Net, Warren Haynes (GOVT. ...

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HELMET Fill Bassist Slot

HELMET have enlisted Jeremy Chatelain (ex-HANDSOME, JETS TO BRAZIL) to handle the bass duties during the band's current European tour. Chatelain fills the slot left vacant by the departure of Frank Bello, who has since gone on to rejoin the reunited classic lineup of ANTHRAX. HELMET are continuing to tour in support of their new ...

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Undoing Ruin - DARKEST HOUR

I like what DARKEST HOUR has done on "Undoing Ruin", the follow-up to the excellent "Hidden Hands of a Sadist Nation". The band has not abandoned its Americanized AT THE GATES-style melodic thrash 'n bash, yet there are more colors and accents in the songs, more melody as well. A slight smoothing of the jagged ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND: 'Synchestra' Due In Early 2006

Drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen (DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND) has posted the following message on his official web site: "Hey, everybody! Well, I'm still keeping very busy with the different albums I'm working on. Here's some updates on what's happening... "Devin Townsend just recently got back from tour with STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, they are supporting their 'Alien' ...

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ERIC SINGER & FRIENDS: Australian Shows Announced

Eric Singer, the drummer of KISS, will be touring Australia with ALICE COOPER in June/July this year. Eric first toured with Alice in Australia in 1990 on the back of the enormously successful "Trash" album and has played with him on and off ever since. Eric has been a regular visitor to Australia between ALICE ...

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F5: Former MEGADETH Bassist's New Band Sign European Deal With MASCOT

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 inked a European deal with Holland's Mascot Records. The band's debut album, tentatively due in August, will be the first major release under license from Ellefson Music Production. ...

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HELMET Guitarist Auctioning Gear

HELMET guitarist Chris Traynor is currently auctioning a whole bunch of his pedals, guitars, rack equipment, and more via eBay, accoring to a posting on the group's web site. There's too many items to link to each of them, but you can view the seller's auction list here. Most of the items there ...

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MUDVAYNE Thrilled To Be Opening For IRON MAIDEN At OZZFEST

Launch Radio Networks reports: MUDVAYNE wraps up its current North American tour on May 18 in South Carolina, after which the band heads to Europe for a month before returning home to kick off Ozzfest with BLACK SABBATH and IRON MAIDEN. MUDVAYNE bassist Ryan Martinie told Launch what aspect of Ozzfest the band is most ...

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DARKANE Guitarist Begins Work On Solo Project

Guitarist Christofer Malmström of the Swedish thrashers DARKANE has posted the following update on his official web site: "I have finally started to record my solo project NON-HUMAN LEVEL. Ryan van Poederooyen [DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND] has sent me the drum files from Vancouver and they sound incredible! So far I have recorded the rythm guitars ...

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MUDVAYNE Bassist Explains OZZFEST 'Mystery Band' Hoopla

Launch Radio Networks reports: When the lineup for this summer's Ozzfest was posted online last month, one main stage slot was left open for a "mystery band," with names like MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, SYSTEM OF A DOWN and DISTURBED all mentioned as possible candidates. That honor eventually went to MUDVAYNE, and bassist Ryan Martinie told Launch ...

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HELMET: European Dates Announced

HELMET have lined up the following European appearances during June: Jun. 03 - Winterthur, SWI @ Salzhaus Jun. 04 - Nurburgring, GER @ Rock am Ring Jun. 05 - Bavaria, GER @ Rock im Park Jun. 06 - Herford, GER @ X (w/ PAPA ROACH) Jun. 07 - Hamburg, GER @ Docks (w/ PAPA ROACH) ...

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ENDRAH: BIOHAZARD Guitarist's Side Project Announces New Singer

ENDRAH, the Brazil-based side-project of BIOHAZARD guitarist/vocalist Billy Graziadei, have recruited Ryan "Relentless" Raes to be the group's new vocalist. A message on the band's official web site reads as follows: "Vocalists from all over the world sent us some awesome material. We would like to thank all of you for showing us that our ...

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LINKIN PARK Singer To Perform At Club Tattoo Anniversary Show

LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington and ORGY guitarist Ryan Shuck are among the musicians set to perform at a May 21 bash celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Club Tattoo in Tempe, Arizona, according to MJI. Other scheduled performers at the Acme Roadhouse (855 S. Rural Road in Tempe) include Mike Cheese Brown (TSOL), Sean Dowdell ...

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F5: Former MEGADETH Bassist's New Band Sign With JVC

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 inked a deal with JVC Records for the Asian release of their debut album. "We are in discussions with other labels now for release throughout the rest of ...

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DARKEST HOUR Announce New Album Title, Release Date

DARKEST HOUR have posted the following message on their official web site: "So another day closer to the end of the record and another day closer to the end of the world. DARKEST HOUR's new record will no longer be called 'TBA', 'Untitled', 'Dude We Don't Know Yet', 'Dudes get Brutal', 'Tito's is Mike DH's ...

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ALICE COOPER Completes Work On New Album

ALICE COOPER confirmed on his radio show, "Nights With Alice Cooper", on Wednesday (March 23) that he has completed work on his new solo album, "Dirty Diamonds", with producer Steve Lindsey, who has previously co-produced COOPER's "Stand" (off the "Unity" album) in addition to having worked with LEONARD COHEN, ELTON JOHN and AARON NEVILLE, among ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND Drummer Lays Down Tracks For NON-HUMAN LEVEL: Video Available

Drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen (DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND) has posted the following message on his official web site: "Here's some video footage of myself warming up and laying down various drum tracks [at Greenhouse studios] for NON-HUMAN LEVEL. This metal side project features Christofer Malmström (DARKANE) on guitar, Gustaf Hielm (ex-MESHUGGAH) on bass and Peter Wildoer ...

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Anomalies - CEPHALIC CARNAGE

An apt title if there ever was one, if CEPHALIC CARNAGE's twisted style of mind fucking grindcore and death metal isn't anomalous in a world of pretenders and imitators, then please restate your definition of the term. It will come as no surprise to anyone that has spent any time at all with "Lucid Interval" ...

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