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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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CLASS OF ZERO Complete Work On Debut Album

Simi Valley's CLASS OF ZERO have completed work on their debut album, "Nothing Will Survive", due on November 1 throughout the U.K. through Blastwaves Records. The fruit of two years of writing, recording and touring, "Nothing Will Survive" will contain the following track listing: 01. Incomplete 02. Unreal As It Gets 03. Make Me Sick ...

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DRACONIAN Complete Work On 'Arcane Rain Fell'

Swedish gothic doom metal band DRACONIAN have completed work on their sophomore album, "Arcane Rain Fell", tentatively due in December 2004/January 2005 through Napalm Records. 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 the ...

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36 CRAZYFISTS: A Tale Of Misplaced Sewage

Pam Robinson, owner of several Houston-area clubs, recently spoke to HoustonPress.com about the time the singer from 36 CRAZYFISTS took a crap in one of their men's urinals. "My husband was going to kill him," she said. [Robinson's husband is about six-foot-four, 250 pounds, all muscle, and resembles one of the heavies in ...

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SOIL Guitarist Comments On Singer's Departure

SOIL guitarist Shaun Glass spoke with Electricbasement.com's Jeff Kerby about the recent departure of the group's vocalist, Ryan McCombs, "It wasn’t really a surprise at all, really," Glass said. "I think it was a case where it was basically time for us to move on. We had done some records, and they're good, but I ...

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P.O.D. Guitarist Releases Solo Album: More Details Revealed

P.O.D. guitarist Jason Truby, who replaced founding member Marcos Curiel in February 2003, has released a 24-track solo acoustic album, entitled "String Theory", via the group's web site. Truby reportedly played a remarkable nineteen guitars (including McGill, Ryan, Charis, Breedlove, Lowden, Langejans, Pimentel, Godin reso, and Sitar) on the album, which was produced "using a ...

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HELMET To Auction Off Guitar For Charity

HELMET, in support of Amnesty International, have signed an ESP LTF H -400 guitar, which is being auctioned at eBay. More information is available at the auction page. HELMET's new album, "Size Matters", is scheduled for release on October 5 through Interscope Records. The CD was recorded by Ryan Boesch, Chris Holmes, and ...

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F5 To Perform Showcase Gig In Hollywood

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, will be performing a label showcase gig at The Roxy in West Hollywood, California on Monday, October 4. Also set to appear are METAL SKOOL, SOUND OF STRUGGLE and ...

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SOIL Confirm Singer's Departure

Chicago's SOIL have issued an official statement confirmed the departure of singer Ryan McCombs (as exclusively reported by BLABBERMOUTH.NET earlier today). The statement reads as follows: "We are sorry to report that due to family obligations, Ryan McCombs has decided to move on from SOIL. Though we are very saddened by this sudden development, we ...

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SOIL Part Ways With Singer, Seek Replacement

Chicago's SOIL have parted ways with vocalist Ryan McCombs, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. An official press release announcing McCombs' departure will be made available later today. SOIL, who recently split with J Records, will commence the auditioning process for a new singer soon. The band have started writing material for the follow-up to this year's ...

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F5: Former MEGADETH Bassist Schedules Arizona Gigs

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, will be performing at the Venue of Scottsdale in Scottsdale, AZ on Saturday, September 11. The group are also expected to make a live appearance at Coconuts in Tucson, ...

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HELMET: New Album Delayed Until October

Interscope Records has pushed back the projected release date of the new HELMET album, "Size Matters", to October 5 from the previously announced September 14. No reason was given for the delay. "Size Matters" was recorded by Ryan Boesch, Chris Holmes, and former NINE INCH NAILS keyboardist Charlie Clouser at Cello studios (formerly Western Recorders) ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND To Guest On RYAN VAN POEDEROOYEN's Solo Album

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD mastermind Devin Townsend will be making a guest appearance on the upcoming solo album from DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen. "I'm so stoked about this," Ryan writes on his web site. "Some people might not be surprised about this guest appearance because I play drums in the DTB. The fact ...

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FOZZY Part Ways With Guitarist

FOZZY, the band featuring vocalist Chris Jericho (of WWE wrestling fame) and former members of STUCK MOJO, have parted way with guitarist Ryan "The Kidd" Mallam. "Ryan 'The Kidd' Mallam has officially let the band know that he will be leaving the band to pursue a full time position as a university swimming coach," reads ...

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P.O.D. Guitarist To Release Solo Album

P.O.D. guitarist Jason Truby, who replaced founding member Marcos Curiel in February 2003, is planning to release a 24-track solo acoustic album before the end of the year. "String Theory" will be available on P.O.D.'s web site beginning in September. Truby reportedly played a remarkable nineteen guitars (including McGill, Ryan, Charis, Breedlove, Lowden, Langejans, Pimentel, ...

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DARKANE: Recording Of New Album To Begin 'As Soon As Possible'

Guitarist Christofer Malmström of Swedish thrashers DARKANE has posted the following message on his web site: "It's going to be a busy autumn. Finally it seems like [drummer] Peter's [Wildoer] hands are healed and we can start the serious work on our upcoming album. All songs are written but never rehearsed and [this week] we ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND Drummer To Record Solo Album

DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen has posted the following message on his web site: "Since I recently left my band of 8 years, GOD AWAKENS PETRIFIED, I've decided to do a solo album with all the idea's and riffs I never ended up using with GOD AWAKENS PETRIFIED or outside of GOD AWAKENS ...

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DRACONIAN Name New Album

Swedish gothic doom metal band DRACONIAN have set "Arcane Rain Fell" as the title of their sophomore album, tentatively due in early 2005 through Napalm Records. The follow-up to last year's "Where Lovers Mourn" will be recorded at Studio Underground in Västerås, Sweden during September and will contain "nine tracks of dark, atmospheric metal," according ...

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CLUTCH: Live Video Posted Online

CLUTCH have posted a video of the group performing the track "Worm Drink" live in Seattle on July 3 at this location (Windows Media). "Worm Drink" comes off the group's latest album, "Blast Tyrant", which was released late March through DRT Entertainment. A promotional video for the album's first single, "The Mob Goes ...

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Former MEGADETH Bassist Covers EDIE BRICKELL AND THE NEW BOHEMIANS

F5, the new Arizona-based band featuring former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, ex-SICK SPEED vocalist Dale Steele, drummer David Small, and guitarists Steve Conley and John Davis, are currently shopping a five-song demo/CD to interested record labels. The group, whose sound is being described as guitar-heavy melodic hard rock, recorded the effort at a Phoenix-area studio ...

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TED NUGENT To Run For U.S. Senate?

Controversial rocker, outspoken conservative and gun-rights activist Ted Nugent is being mentioned as a possible candidate for the U.S. Senate representing the Illinois Republican Party. "He grew up in Arlington Heights. He went to St. Viator High School," said Cook County Republican Chair Gary Skoien, according to the Internet Broadcasting Systems. "He has more connection ...

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