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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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LINKIN PARK Frontman Working On Solo Album

LINKIN PARK frontman Chester Bennington is currently in the studio recording his debut solo album with producers (and ORGY members) Amir Derakh and Ryan Shuck. The as-yet-untitled CD is expected to be completed before the end of the year for an early 2006 release. ...

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It's Official: Former SOIL Frontman Joins DROWNING POOL

In a widely anticipated move, former SOIL frontman Ryan McCombs has been officially named the new lead singer of DROWNING POOL. McCombs made the announcement earlier today live on the Ft. Wayne, Indiana radio station 98.9 The Bear, where he had been co-hosting the morning show all week. Listen to the audio of his announcement ...

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SOIL Bassist: DROWNING POOL 'Lied To Our Faces'

SOIL bassist Tim King has explained his decision to publicly slam the group's former singer, Ryan McCombs, for joining DROWNING POOL after McCombs allegedly deemed the songs on the first DROWNING POOL album "average." As previously reported, DROWNING POOL are believed to be have recruited McCombs to replace their last vocalist, Jason "Gong" ...

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SOIL Bassist Slams Former Frontman For Joining DROWNING POOL

SOIL bassist Tim King has slammed the group's former singer, Ryan McCombs, for joining DROWNING POOL after McCombs allegedly deemed the songs on the first DROWNING POOL album "average." As previously reported, DROWNING POOL are believed to be have recruited McCombs to replace their last vocalist, Jason "Gong" Jones, who left the band in early ...

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A.M. CONSPIRACY: Ex-DROWNING POOL Singer's New Band Prepares To Release First Audio Samples

A.M. CONSPIRACY, the new Orlando, Florida-based rock band fronted by ex-DROWNING POOL singer Jason "Gong" Jones, have launched a MySpace.com page at this location. The group, whose lineup is rounded out by ex-STILL NAIVE guitarist Rob Dehaven and CANVAS members Clint Campbell (guitars and voice), Dean Andrews (drums) and Kenny Harrleson (bass), recently ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND To Enter Studio In August

DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND, the Vancouver-based band led by STRAPPING YOUNG LAD mastermind Devin Townsend, will enter the studio on August 10 to begin recording their new album, "Synchestra", tentatively due in early 2006. The follow-up to 2003's "Accelerated Evolution" will feature the same lineup as its predecessor: Dave Young on keyboards, Mike Young on bass, ...

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HELMET: 'Smart' Video Posted Online

HELMET's video for the track "Smart" has been posted online at HelmetMusic.com. "Smart" comes off the group's latest CD, "Size Matters", which was released last October through Interscope Records. The CD was recorded by Ryan Boesch, Chris Holmes, and former NINE INCH NAILS keyboardist Charlie Clouser at Cello studios (formerly Western Recorders) in ...

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DROWNING POOL To Perform At OZZFEST In Dallas

According to DROWNING POOL's web site, the band will be making a one-off appearance at this year's Ozzfest on August 25 at the Smirnoff Music Center in Dallas, Texas. The band will perform on the main stage in front of their hometown crowd in what promises to be the group's debut live appearance with their ...

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LALU To Release 'Temporal' In Early 2006

LALU, the new heavy/progressive project featuring French composer Vivien Lalu alongside drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen (DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND) and bassist Russell Bergquist (ex-ANNIHILATOR), will release their new album, "Temporal", in early 2006 through the Finnish label Lion Music. Two tracks on the CD will feature Virgil Donati (PLANET X, SOUL SIRKUS) on drums and Gary ...

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DARKANE Guitarist Mixing NON-HUMAN LEVEL Solo Album

DARKANE guitarist Christofer Malmström has posted the following message on his official web site: "Finally the new DARKANE album, 'Layers of Lies', has been released worldwide (except for Japan who will get it in September for some reason I don't know, but it sure is the first time it happens). The album has gotten tons ...

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ALICE COOPER Members Record Song For 'Junkfood' Horror Movie

The upcoming horror movie "Scarlet Fry's Junkfood Horrorfest", starring ALICE COOPER's daughter Calico, will feature a song from COOPER guitarist Ryan Roxie called "Psycho Fighter". The song features Roxie on guitar, John Corabi (MÖTLEY CRÜE) on guitar, Chuck Garric (ALICE COOPER) on bass and Tommy Clufetos (ALICE COOPER, ROB ZOMBIE) on drums. As previously reported, ...

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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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