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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE To Tour With THE USED, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have been confirmed for "The Taste of Chaos" tour that will also feature THE USED and MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE. From early February through the middle of April, "The Taste of Chaos Tour" will take KILLSWITCH ENGAGE around North America playing venues ranging in size from 3,000- to 10,000-seat capacity. "KILLSWITCH ENGAGE are one ...

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EXHUMED Announce New Drummer, Schedule DVD Shoot

Californian gore-metallers EXHUMED have announced the addition of Canadian drummer Matt Connell (ex-FUCK THE FACTS, EXPERIMENT IN TERROR) to the group's ranks. "EXHUMED would like to extend a 'fuck yeah!' to Connell, who replaces founding member Col Jones (who left the band in 2003, shortly after the recording of 'Anatomy is Destiny')," the group write ...

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New REPULSION, DISSECTION Live Photos Posted Online

France's Noiseweb webzine has posted a bunch of photos from last weekend's Tatoo The Mind Festival in Seichamps and Amnéville. Check out pictures of REPULSION making their first European appearance since 1985 (now featuring guitarist Matt Harvey from EXHUMED and the drummer Col Jones from CRETIN/EXHUMED) and DISSECTION making their continental European debut ...

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TWISTED SISTER Singer To Visit USS NIMITZ

The New York Post is reporting that TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider will visit the USS Nimitz this Thursday (Nov. 4) in the Pacific to tape crewmembers' requests for VH1 Classic's "All Request Video Hour" and video dedications to their families back home. The requests will air throughout Thanksgiving on VH1 Classic — the same ...

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DANKO JONES To Release First Spoken-Word Album

Canadian rocker Danko Jones will release his first spoken-word album, "The Magical World Of Rock", on November 22 via Bad Taste Records. The album was recorded in Norway and Sweden in August 2004 during Jones' first spoken-word tour. In other news, Danko Jones has lined up more spoken-word dates during November. Confirmed dates so far ...

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RAGE Guitarist's Testicle Explodes On Stage

In a recent interview with Rockdetector.com's David Borgioli-Jones, RAGE maniman Peavy Wagner described exactly what happened to guitarist Victor Smolski earlier this year that caused the band to cancel several European shows. An excerpt from the interview follows: Rockdetector.com: How is Victor now? Peavy Wagner: "At first he was really close to death, ...

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EXHUMED Preparing Double DVD, Album Of Cover Songs

Californian gore-metallers EXHUMED have posted the following update on their official web site: "Well, in the spirit of all things EXHUMED, the band's optimism has outstripped their productivity. The EXHUMED boys are still in the middle of the process of compiling archival footage for the DVD. The good news is that the project has been ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD To Release 'Alien' In March

Maniacal Canadian extremists STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have set "Alien" as the title of their upcoming album, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can reveal. The follow-up to 2003's "SYL" is tentatively scheduled for release in March 2005 via Century Media Records. It took drummer Gene Hoglan (DARK ANGEL, ex-DEATH) only three days in late August to pound through 11 tracks ...

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THE WILDHEARTS To Release U.K. Live Album

THE WILDHEARTS will be releasing their first official U.K. live album, entitled "The Wildhearts Strike Back", on October 25. The two-disc set features "blistering versions" of established live favorites and more obscure b-sides recorded from several shows during the band's recent U.K. tour. The complete track listing for the album is as follows: 01. I ...

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REPULSION Part Ways With Guitarist, Announce Replacement

Guitarist Aaron Freeman has left death metal/grindcore pioneers REPULSION "due to other commitments," according to a posting on the group's web site. "Unfortunately this is a permanent decision. He will be sorely missed. "Taking over guitar duties will be EXHUMED's Matt Harvey. We are very excited to have him aboard, thanks Matt!!!" In other news, ...

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Report: KISS' Atlanta Concert Was Less Than 25 Percent Full

Hits Daily Double reports: "How bad was this summer’s touring season? At an Aug. 4 at an Atlanta amphitheatre that seats 18,389, veteran rockers KISS — used to doing big business — sold only 4,345 tickets, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of what observers are calling 'one of the slowest summers ever.' Despite ...

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DANKO JONES: 'We Sweat Blood' To Receive U.S. Release

Toronto-based rock trio DANKO JONES will see the U.S. release of its latest album, "We Sweat Blood", in early 2005 via Razor & Tie, according to Billboard.com. It's the third disc from the band, which is signed to the Swedish Bad Taste Records label. The U.S. edition of "We Sweat Blood" will boast a pair ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Frontman Guests On 'Metal Injection'

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE frontman Howard Jones was recently interviewed by the Internet TV show "Metal Injection". "The sarcasm was at an all-time high for this hilarious interview," reads a posting on the group's web site. "The episode also features KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's new video for 'The End of Heartache' as well as videos from NIGHTWISH, TRIVIUM, SHADOWS ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Collaborate With AMERICAN HI-FI Singer

Singer-guitarist-songwriter Stacy Jones of the Boston-based quartet AMERICAN HI-FI has collaborated with MÖTLEY CRÜE on a song for CRÜE's upcoming CD, according to an update sent out to AMERICAN HI-FI's mailing list. "Vince Neil [vocals] wasn't around, so Stacy cut the vocals while Nikki Sixx [bass] and Tommy Lee [drums] were playing," the message reads. ...

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SLIPKNOT Guitarist Says New Singles Show Band Evolution

SLIPKNOT sent two singles to radio last week, "Vermilion" and "Vermilion Pt. 2", both off the band's current album, "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)". The songs feature elements like vocal harmonies and acoustic guitars, which have not been heard in SLIPKNOT tunes before. Guitarist James Root told Launch it was a necessary step forward for ...

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SLIPKNOT Guitarist Discusses Missing Member

SLIPKNOT guitarist James Root, a.k.a. #4, has spoken to Launch Radio Networks about touring Europe without programmer Craig Jones #133, also known as #5, who was forced to leave the trek over the weekend and head home for emergency dental surgery. Asked to explain what afflicted Jones, Root said, "I honestly don't know. He was ...

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SLIPKNOT's CRAIG JONES To Sit Out Part Of European Tour

SLIPKNOT's "samples and media" guy, Craig Jones #133 (a.k.a. #5), has been forced to sit out the early portion of the group's current European tour due to a "medical emergency." The band's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "We've made it thru 10 years without a member of SLIPKNOT missing a single show, ...

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Bassist SCOTT SORRY Quits AMEN

Bassist Scott Sorry is the latest AMEN member to announce his departure from the group. Sorry's official statement on the matter is as follows: "O.K. bitches here is the deal. I have decided to leave AMEN. "The first person I met when I joined AMEN was Matty [former AMEN guitarist Matt Montgomery]. He, [former AMEN ...

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