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KATAKLYSM Celebrates 15th Birthday

Vocalist Maurizio Iacono of the Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM has issued the following update: "I'm very proud to say that this month KATAKLYSM turns 15 years old. We dont feel old; the energy is still in full effect. Some more gray hairs coming. but hey, that's life. It hasn't been easy for us along the ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Schedules New York City Clinic

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess will be conducting a clinic on September 30 in New York City about his use of the MusicPad Pro, the world's first digital sheet music tablet. The details are as follows: Saturday, September 30th, 2006, 2PM Guitar Center Manhattan 25 W. 14th Street Manhattan, NY 10011 For more information, click ...

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BISS Featuring KROKUS Singer MARC STORACE: New Album Due In November

BISS, the German/Swiss hard rockers featuring KROKUS singer Marc Storace and guitarist Ralf Heyne, will release their fourth album, "Xtension" on November 17 via AOR Heaven. Completed by bassist Lars Wilke and drummer Carsten Witte, the four-piece powerhouse outfit from Münster, Germany once again delivers "a high-class album for any fan of KROKUS, ACCEPT and ...

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DREAM THEATER Drummer Responds To MASTODON's 'Stupid Remarks'

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy has responded to remarks made by MASTODON's Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher in the November 2006 issue of Guitar World magazine in which they stated that DREAM THEATER "have a little Chinese girl playing bass" and "dress all gay." Hinds also went on to say, "They wear those cheesy leather ...

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VINNIE PAUL: Details Of Canadian In-Store Appearances Announced

Former PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott has announced the details of his upcoming Canadian promotional tour to promote his Pearl signature snare drum, REBEL MEETS REBEL and "DimeVision - Vol 1: That's The Fun I Have" (the recently released DVD tribute to late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott). He will be making the following in-store ...

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SOULFLY Bassist Released From Hospital

SOULFLY's official web site has been updated with the following message: "Last week, one of our own, Bobby Burns [SOULFLY bassist] suffered a mild stroke and was immediately hospitalized. He was ordered to remain under the care of a doctor until he was fully recovered, and although we are happy to report that he has ...

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SOULFLY Bassist Hospitalized Following Mild Stroke

SOULFLY bassist Bobby Burns suffered a mild stroke Thursday (Sept. 14) and will remain in a doctor's care until he is fully recovered. There is no word yet as to who will take his place on SOULFLY's upcoming U.S. tour, which is scheduled to kick off Monday (Sept. 18) in San Diego. Burns is expected ...

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SOUFLY's MARC RIZZO Holding Guitar Clinics Nationwide

On SOULFLY's upcoming U.S. tour with FULL BLOWN CHAOS, INCITE, SCARS OF TOMORROW and WICKED WISDOM — which begins September 18 in San Diego — fans will have the chance to get up close and personal with guitarist Marc Rizzo before many of the shows. Marc will be holding a number of free guitar clinics ...

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SOULFLY Mainman To Guest On SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO's 'Hard Attack'

SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera (ex-SEPULTURA) will phone into Sirius Satellite Radio's Hard Attack next week from his Arizona home for an exclusive interview with Jose Mangin about his recent reunion with brother and former SEPULTURA bandmate Igor Cavalera. Listen in to hear all about Max and Igor coming back together after 10 years, the D-Low ...

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VENGEANCE: More Tour Dates Announced

Dutch metal outfit VENGEANCE has lined up the following dates during the coming weeks: Sep. 15 - Zoetermeer, Netherlands at Boerderij (with ELEKTRO VAN KLOOSTER) Sep. 16 - Baarlo, Netherlands at Shiwa (with STORMRIDER) Sep. 19 - Paris, France at La Locomotive * Sep. 20 - Pratteln, Switzerland at Z7 * Sep. 21 - München, ...

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AEON Signs With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Sweden's AEON has inked a multi-album deal with Metal Blade Records. "Metal Blade is the label that we always wanted to be a part of and we are really looking forward to work with them," the band writes on its web site. "We think that they can give us the support we need to evolve ...

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HEARSE Signs With DENTAL RECORDS; New Album Due In October

Swedish "death 'n' roll" band HEARSE, featuring former ARCH ENEMY singer Johan Liiva and ex-FURBOWL drummer Max Thornell, has inked a new deal with Dental Records. The group's fourth album, "In These Veins", was recorded and mixed by Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, BLOODBATH) and is tentatively scheduled for release in October. Commented the band: ...

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MAX MIDSUN: New Song Available For Download

A brand new MAX MIDSUN track, entitled "Feeding Frenzy", has been made available for download at the group's official MySpace page. The song comes off the Norwegian group's debut album, due on October 30 through the Norwegian label Morningstar Records. Entitled "Max the 1st", the CD was recorded at Godt Selskap studio (KEEP ...

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ONESIDEZERO Guitarist Hopes For SEPULTURA Reunion

Reactivated Los Angeles heavy rockers ONESIDEZERO have posted a new song, entitled "Sleep", at their MySpace page. In other news, ONESIDEZERO guitarist Levon Sultanian has issued the following recap of the band's appearance at the 10th annual D-Low Memorial Festival, which was held August 17 at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe, AZ: "Wow, ...

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