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SKINDRED To Release 'Rock Roots Riot' In October

Welsh ragga-punk-metal outfit SKINDRED has set October 23 as the release date for its second album, entitled "Rock Roots Riot". The group plan to release the first single from the effort, "Rat Race", in the coming weeks, with a radio impact date to shortly follow. The recording of "Rock Roots Riot" was completed at Bieler ...

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DESTROPHY Confirmed For INDIANAPOLIS METAL FEST

DESTROPHY, the Iowa City, Iowa-based band featuring former STONE SOUR guitarist Bruce Swink, has been confirmed for the Indianapolis Metal Fest, set to take place on September 22. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: DAATH TEMPLE OF BRUTALITY DESTROPHY BYZANTINE BENEATH THE SKY EMMURE VAMPIRE MOOOSE For more information, visit

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SKINDRED: Second Part Of Video Studio Diary Posted Online

U.K.-based ragga-metal band SKINDRED has commenced the recording sessions for its second album at Bieler Bros. Studios in Pompano Beach, Florida with producer Matt Squire. Squire's body of work includes PANIC! AT THE DISCO's platinum smash CD "A Fever You Can't Sweat Out" as well as THRICE's critically acclaimed "Artist In The Ambulance" record. The ...

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SKINDRED Begins Recording New Album; Video Available

U.K.-based ragga-metal band SKINDRED has commenced the recording sessions for its second album at Bieler Bros. Studios in Pompano Beach, Florida with producer Matt Squire. Squire's body of work includes PANIC! AT THE DISCO's platinum smash CD "A Fever You Can't Sweat Out" as well as THRICE's critically acclaimed "Artist In The Ambulance" record. The ...

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SON OF SCIENCE To Guest On England's JUICE FM Next Tuesday

SON OF SCIENCE, the tech-metal band formed by former DRAGONFORCE bassist Adrian Lambert, will perform a short acoustic set on Brighton, England's Juice FM on Tuesday, December 19 between 10:00 p.m. and midnight. There will also be an interview with the band discussing their Concorde2 (Brighton) show with SKINDRED the following night and all things ...

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SON OF SCIENCE Recruits TO-MERA's MACLEAN As Stand-In Guitarist

SON OF SCIENCE, the tech-metal band formed by former DRAGONFORCE bassist Adrian Lambert, has recruited Tom Maclean of dark-prog metallers TO-MERA as a stand-in guitarist for their upcoming shows. Adrian says, "TO-MERA remains Tom's main project but the fact he's helping us out means we have more time to recruit a permanent guitarist who we're ...

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SKINDRED Selects Producer For Sophomore Album

U.K.-based ragga-metal band SKINDRED has chosen Matt Squire to produce its as-yet-untitled sophomore album. Squire's body of work includes PANIC! AT THE DISCO's platinum smash CD "A Fever You Can't Sweat Out" as well as THRICE's critically acclaimed "Artist In The Ambulance" record. Squire and SKINDRED are set to enter Bieler Bros. Studios in Pompano ...

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SKINDRED To Embark On U.K. Tour

U.K.-based ragga-metal band SKINDRED will embark on a full U.K. tour in the month of December. New York City-based DUB TRIO, who recently toured with GNARLS BARKLEY and PEEPING TOM, will serve as support for the December run. Confirmed dates are listed below. Nov. 11 - Newbury - Newbury Race Track Nov. 17 - Gloucester ...

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EVILE Signs With EARACHE RECORDS

Earache Records has announced the signing of fast-rising young U.K. thrashers EVILE. The group just completed is triumphant performance at last weekend's Damnation Festival, where they slayed the crowd on the Jagermeister stage, as openers for THE HAUNTED, SKINDRED and BIOMECHANICAL. EVILE formed two years ago in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, U.K. by brothers Matt Drake (vocals/guitar) ...

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THE HAUNTED, AKERCOCKE To Headline U.K.'s DAMNATION FESTIVAL

Extreme legends THE HAUNTED and death metal overlords AKERCOCKE will headline this year's Damnation Festival, set to take place October 15 at Jilly's Rockworld and Music Box in Manchester, England. Ragga-punks SKINDRED and the debauched MISTRESS will join them to complete two stages of uncompromising and diverse metal. THE HAUNTED performance will be a U.K. ...

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KORN: European Tour Officially Cancelled

KORN have officially cancelled their European tour after frontman Jonathan Davis was admitted to a London hospital Friday with a blood disorder called immune thrombocytopenic purpura, which is described as a clotting disorder. The alternative metal act played a shortened set on Saturday (June 10) at the Download festival with the help of guest vocalists ...

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PARADISE LOST Confirmed For U.K.'s BULLDOG BASH

British heavy rockers PARADISE LOST have been confirmed for the Bulldog Bash — billed as "Europe's No. 1 biker party" — set to take place August 10-13 at Shakespeare County Raceway in Warwickshire, U.K. Other bands on the lineup include SKINDRED, PITCHSHIFTER, HUNDRED REASONS and THE ALMIGHTY (who are headlining). For more information, visit

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SATYRICON, KHOMA Confirmed For U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival

SATYRICON, HENRY ROLLINS (spoken word) and KHOMA are among the latest acts confirmed for Download festival, set to take place at Castle Donington, Leicestershire, over the weekend of June 9-11 June. Download 2006 will go something like this: Friday, June 9: Main Stage: TOOL DEFTONES FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND COHEED & CAMBRIA SOULFLY STRAPPING YOUNG ...

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SKINDRED To Enter Studio Next Month

Welsh "raggametal punk" outfit SKINDRED will be entering Bieler Bros. Studios next month to begin recording their as-yet-untitled sophomore effort. In addition, the band will be playing two shows in Florida: May 26 in Orlando at the House Of Blues and May 27 in Ft. Lauderdale at The Revolution. Tickets are on sale now through ...

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FIREBALL MINISTRY To Support DISTURBED

The Los Angeles-based hard rock quartet FIREBALL MINISTRY will soon return to the road for a series of shows alongside multi-platinum rockers DISTURBED. The groups — who performed a sold-out California show together in January — will tour America and Canada for two weeks beginning on May 20. These will be DISTURBED's final North American ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, CATHEDRAL, SEVENDUST Confirmed For U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, CATHEDRAL, SEVENDUST, KILLING JOKE, DRAGONFORCE, 10 YEARS, SKINDRED, BLINDSIDE and EVERGREY are among the newly confirmed acts for this year's Download festival, joining headliners TOOL, METALLICA, and GUNS N' ROSES, plus dozens more. The three-day rock festival takes place at Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England over the weekend of June 9-11. Now in ...

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BIOMECHANICAL Schedule U.K. Dates

After successful U.K. and Italian headlining shows, U.K. progressive epic thrash metallers BIOMECHANICAL have announced three shows on their home turf. They are as follows: Apr. 16 - London, UK @ Electrowerkz (w/ SKINDRED) Jun. 06 - Bournemoth, UK @ The Opera House (w/ AKERCOCKE) Aug. 06 - London, UK @ Carling Academy Uxfest This ...

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LINEA 77 To Support SOULFLY On European Tour

Italy's LINEA 77 will join SOULFLY on a large portion of their European tour later this month. The Torino five-piece will take over from SKINDRED at the following venues: Feb. 20 - Prague, CZR @ Roxy Feb. 21 - Vienna, AUT @ Arena Tbc Feb. 22 - Budapest, HUN @ Petofi Csarnok Feb. 23 - ...

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SKINDRED To Release 'Pressure' Single In U.K.

Welsh "raggametal punk" outfit SKINDRED will be releasing a new single, "Pressure", in the U.K. on February 6. It will be available on on seven-inch limited-edition picture disc, and two maxi-CDs with four tracks on each, along with the "Pressure" video and "other treats," according to drummer Arya. SKINDRED are currently back home in the ...

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