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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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THE MISERABLES: New SKINLAB/40 GRIT Project Announces Singer

THE MISERABLES, the new band formed by ex-SKINLAB guitarist Glen "Glenny" Telford and ex-40 GRIT members Chris Anderson (guitar), Ryan Healy (bass) and Andy Green (drums), have announced the addition of singer Denton Bramley to the group's ranks. "I literally got off the plane, went to rehearsal and jumped into the first song. It was ...

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THE RODS To Reunite For Exclusive New York Show

THE RODS (David "Rock" Feinstein, Gary Bordonaro, and Carl Canedy) will be getting back together for an exclusive show in Cortland at Mackenzy's (Bill Dallaire's new club on Main Street in Cortland, NY, formerly known as Escape) on Saturday, March 26, 2005. Opening for THE RODS will be (I-100 radio's official morning show band) NASTY ...

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Former MUSHROOMHEAD Singer Explains His Departure

Former MUSHROOMHEAD frontman J. Mann (a.k.a. Jason Popson) recently spoke to DomainCleveland.com about his departure from the group, about his Fractured Transmitter record label and his other projects. Several excerpts from the interview follow: DomainCleveland.com: I'll just cut right to the chase, First and foremost, many MUSHROOMHEAD fans have been asking, Why, J. ...

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DARKANE Guitarist Signs Solo Deal With LISTENABLE RECORDS

DARKANE guitarist Christofer Malmström has inked a deal with France's Listenable Records for his solo project, NON-HUMAN LEVEL. "I am very much looking forward to work with them and I have really high anticipations regarding this album!" Christofer writes on his web site. "Ryan van Poederooyen (DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND) will record the drums in the ...

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PAUL STANLEY And TED NUGENT Makes Cameo Appearances In '2001 Maniacs'

KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley and Ted Nugent make cameo appearances in Hollywood horror freshman Tim Sullivan's ("Detroit Rock City") directorial debut, "2001 Maniacs", due later in the year. The movie, which has "blood, guts, girls, and more blood," was scored by Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and Lanny Cordola. "Lin Shaye ('Detroit Rock ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND Drummer Says New Album Will Be 'Amazing'

DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen has posted the following update on his official web site: "Just when you thought all my guest appearances were done for my solo album. I've added one final guest to the list. "Byron Stroud: Bassist for STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, FEAR FACTORY, and ZIMMER'S HOLE has joined the guest ...

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Prog-Metal CD Featuring THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND Drummer, Ex-ANNIHILATOR Bassist Due In March

Lion Music has set a March 25 release date for LALU's "Oniric Metal", a new "heavy-prog" project featuring drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen (THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND) and bassist Russell Bergquist (ex-ANNIHILATOR) alongside French composer Vivien Lalu (SHADRANE). Also featured on this record, which is said to be musically similar to DREAM THEATER and SYMPHONY X, ...

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DARKEST HOUR: New Album To Be Produced By DEVIN TOWNSEND

DARKEST HOUR have posted the following update on their official web site: "We have some big news. First of all, the DARKEST HOUR DVD, 'Party Scars and Prison Bars, A Thrashography', is in the can and will be released February 22nd! Pre-order info as well as a downloadable (is that a word?) trailer will be ...

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DRACONIAN: 'Arcane Rain Fell' To Surface In January

Napalm Records has set a January 24, 2005 release date for the sophomore album from the Swedish gothic doom metal band DRACONIAN, entitled "Arcane Rain Fell". The follow-up to last year's "Where Lovers Mourn" was recorded at Studio Underground in Västerås, Sweden and contains "more than 60 minutes of music," according to a posting on ...

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KISS Members Get Votes On Election Day

Brian Rathjen of the Iowa's Eldridge North Scott Press reports: Can anyone imagine four men dressed in demonic face paint making decisions affecting Scott County's 4-H and family programs? One voter apparently did, and thus wrote the names of the legendary rock band KISS on their Election Day ballot. Peter Criss, Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons ...

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SKINLESS Part Ways With Singer, Seek Replacement

New York-based death metallers SKINLESS have issued the following statement via their official web site: "After a decade of giving 110% to SKINLESS, vocalist Sherwood Webber is leaving the band. He is pursuing other opportunities in life that wouldn't be possible while playing in a serious touring band. We thank Sherwood for his dedication, energy ...

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ORGY DVD To Arrive In February

ORGY drummer drummer Bobby Hewitt is compiling footage for the band's DVD, tentatively due in February 2005. The disc will include "all kinds of exclusive, never-seen-before footage," according to guitarist Amir Derakh. In other news, ORGY are currently in discussions about recording a new studio album. The band's third album, "Punk Statik Paranoia", was released ...

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HELMET: PAGE HAMILTON Audio Interview Posted Online

HELMET mainman Page Hamilton was recently interviewed by Belgian radio VRT about the group's upcoming tour and HELMET's enduring influence on younger bands. Listen to audio of the interview at this location (Windows Media). HELMET new album, "Size Matters", was released earlier this month through Interscope Records. The CD was recorded by Ryan ...

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