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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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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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