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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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40 BELOW SUMMER To Play 'Farewell' Show Next Month

40 BELOW SUMMER will play their "farewell" show on September 17 at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ. The concert twill be filmed for an upcoming DVD, which will be sold through the band's official web site. 40 BELOW SUMMER members Max Illidge (vocals), Joe D'Amico (guitar) and Hector Graziani (bass) are continuing to play ...

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LINKIN PARK Singer Says Solo Album Will Have 'Driving Beats And Walls Of Guitars'

RollingStone.com has confirmed that LINKIN PARK frontman Chester Bennington is working on his solo debut, tentatively due in early 2006. "We took Nineties rock, mixed it with Eighties pop like DEPECHE MODE, THE CURE and BAUHAUS and smashed them together," says Bennington. "It's fuckin' driving beats and walls of guitars." Bennington is reportedly working with ...

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DARKANE Guitarist Completes Work On NON-HUMAN LEVEL Solo Project

DARKANE guitarist Christofer Malmström has posted the following message on his official web site: "My solo project NON-HUMAN LEVEL is finally finished! Peter [Wildoer; DARKANE drummer/NON-HUMAN LEVEL vocalist] has been working hard mixing the album at Not Quite studio here in Helsingborg and the result is very cool! It's being mastered in Gothenburg this week ...

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3 - THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX

There was always a perception, due to his relative fame, that MONSTER MAGNET guitarist Ed Mundell was the brains and brawn behind Jersey power trio THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX. Well, he's out, ex-CORE frontman Finn Ryan is in on guit/vox, and the band is making it known in no uncertain terms that Mundell (and his main ...

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