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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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SKINDRED: In Writing Mode

SKINDRED are currently back home in the U.K. writing material for their sophomore album for Bieler Bros./Lava. In January the band will be taking a short break for a 10-date run through the U.K. with SOULFLY. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 30 - Glasgow, UK @ The Garage Jan. 31 - Manchester, UK @ ...

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FIREBALL MINISTRY: 'Sundown' Video Posted Online

Acclaimed L.A. hard rock quartet FIREBALL MINISTRY have uploaded their video for the track "Sundown" — the first single off new album "Their Rock Is Not Our Rock" — at this location (Quicktime required). The clip, which premiered on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" this past weekend, can also be viewed at AOLmusic.com, RollingStone.com, Yahoo! ...

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FIREBALL MINISTRY To Play With DISTURBED; New Video To Premiere Tomorrow

Acclaimed L.A. hard rock quartet FIREBALL MINISTRY have confirmed their first performance of 2006 — an Anaheim Jägermeister Music Tour concert with DISTURBED and BLOODSIMPLE. The show adds even more names to FIREBALL MINISTRY's recent touring resume, which includes the likes of H.I.M., OPETH, CKY, PELICAN, SKINDRED, NEVERMORE, FINCH and JUDAS PRIEST. In other news, ...

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SLIPKNOT, H.I.M., AUDIOSLAVE, MUDVAYNE Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: SLIPKNOT Venue: Rockford MetroCentre City/State: Rockford, Ill. Date: Nov. 12, 2005 Gross Sales: $102,900 Attendance: 3,349 Capacity: 6,846 Artist/Event: H.I.M., FINCH, SKINDRED Venue: Hammerstein Ballroom City/State: New York, N.Y. Date: Nov. 18, 2005 Gross Sales: $92,479 ...

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H.I.M., SKINDRED Audio Interviews Posted Online

StriglsMusicNews.com has posted episode 24 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. The episode features interviews co-host John Ostronomy conducted with H.I.M. members Ville Valo, Mige Amour, Gas Lipstick and Linde Lindstrom as well as an interview with SKINDRED drummer Dirty Arya. Host Mark Strigl and Ostronomy also discuss such topics as legendary New York City clubs ...

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FEAR FACTORY, NINE INCH NAILS, AEROSMITH, H.I.M. Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: FEAR FACTORY, SOILWORK, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DARKANE Venue: House of Blues City/State: San Diego, Calif. Date: Nov. 27, 2005 Gross Sales: $8,916 Attendance: 406 Capacity: 1,100 Artist/Event: NINE INCH NAILS, SAUL WILLIAMS Venue: Cox Arena City/State: ...

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