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SEPULTURA's KISSER To Conduct Guitar Clinic At Hollywood's Musicians Institute

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser will be conducting a special clinic at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California on Wednesday, January 25. Kisser will be in town to lay down guitar leads on the upcoming album from ASESINO, the death metal/grindcore project featuring ex-FEAR FACTORY/BRUJERIA guitarist Dino Cazares and STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos (on bass/vocals). The ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE's Book Is U.K.'s Top-Selling Autobiography

Joel Rickett of the U.K.'s The Guardian is reporting that Sharon Osbourne's book "Extreme" has become the best-selling hardback autobiography since records began (in 1998), selling 621,000 copies, beating the previous record for English soccer superstar David Beckham's "My Side" by more than 100,000 copies. The PR guru Max Clifford said: "She's got a great ...

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SEPULTURA Drummer IGOR CAVALERA: 'I'm Just Taking A Break'

Igor Cavalera is taking a break from Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA to spend time with his new wife while they await the birth of their first child together, but he has no intention of leaving the band, the drummer told BLABBERMOUTH.NET Friday night. Cavalera, who recently remarried after splitting up with his wife of 10 years, ...

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KRISIUN: New Song Posted Online

A brand-new KRISIUN track, entitled "Vicious Wrath", has been posted online at this location. The song comes off the Brazilian death metal outfit's upcoming album, "AssassiNation", due on February 21 via Century Media Records. A video for "Vicious Wrath" is part of three bonus enhancements to be found of the retail version of ...

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SOULFLY Guitarist Announces More Solo Dates

Due to the overwhelming success of his solo instrumental tour so far, SOULFLY guitarist Marc Rizzo has added three more shows before heading off to Europe with Max Cavalera and the rest of SOULFLY at the end of January in support of their latest Roadrunner release, "Dark Ages". The new solo dates are: Jan. 14 ...

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MACHINE HEAD Frontman Offers New Album Update

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn recently took time out to update the group's fans on the songwriting process for the group's new album, tentatively due in late 2006/early 2007 via Roadrunner Records. "So what does are new shit sound like?" Flynn wrote. "Well... it doesn't sound like [METALLICA's] 'Master of Puppets' [as Flynn was quoted ...

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EVERGREY, ENSIFERUM, WALTARI Confirmed For FINNISH METAL EXPO

EVERGREY, ENSIFERUM, WALTARI, BLOODPIT, PAIN CONFESSOR, SINKING, TERÄSBETONI and 45 DEGREE WOMAN have been added to the lineup of bands performing at the Finnish Metal Expo, set to take place February 17-18 at the Cablefactory (Kaapelitehdas) in Helsinki, Finland. On Friday night (Feb. 17) the first-ever Finnish Metal Awards will take place on the main ...

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Wake Pig - 3

Not (thank the gods) the '80s delete-bin staple featuring ELP alumni Keith Emerson and Carl Palmer, this 3 is in fact a weird, proggy upstate New York band that pals around with COHEED AND CAMBRIA and gets compared to THE MARS VOLTA. Fans of either of these groups, PORCUPINE TREE, or the late and lamented ...

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SKINLESS: New Songtitles Revealed

New York-based death metallers SKINLESS have begun recording for their new album for Relapse Records. The record, titled "Trample The Weak, Hurdle the Dead", will be the band's first to feature new vocalist Jason Keyser and is being recorded with long-time engineer Brett Portzer at his Max Trax Studios. "Trample The Weak, Hurdle the Dead" ...

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RHAPSODY To Release First Live Album January 31

Italian film-score metal icons RHAPSODY have announced that they will release their first live album on January 31 via Magic Circle Music. Entitled "Live In Canada 2005 – The Dark Secret", the release is a testimony of pure energy, with over 60 minutes of footage recorded at the Metropolis in Montreal/Canada on June 14, 2005 ...

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SOULFLY: Video For NAILBOMB's 'Wasting Away' Surfaces

SOULFLY's official web site has been updated with the following message: "Gloria [Cavalera, SOULFLY's manager] informs us that rumors are circulating that a videotape for the NAILBOMB track 'Wasting Away' has surfaced. NAILBOMB was a shortlived side project that Max Cavalera formed [with former FUDGE TUNNEL frontman Alex Newport] between the recording SEPULTURA's 'Chaos A.D.' ...

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KRISIUN: 'AssassiNation' Gets A U.S. Release Date

Century Media Records has set a February 21, 2006 release date for the new album from Brazilian death metal outfit KRISIUN, entitled "AssassiNation". Also due on out the same day is KRISIUN's "Live Armageddon" DVD. After recording two albums in their native country, the trio went back to Stage One Studios in Bühne, Germany to ...

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ROADRUNNER UNITED Concert: Complete Details Revealed!

Last night's (Dec. 15) Roadrunner United show at the Nokia Theater in New York City brought together the best and brightest from the hard rock/metal genres in a series of never-before-seen collaborations. This landmark live event consisted of moments like SLIPKNOT's Corey Taylor and LIFE OF AGONY's Keith Caputo singing STONE SOUR's hit "Bother" together ...

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MACHINEMADE GOD: New Album Cover, Track Listing Revealed

German metal act MACHINEMADE GOD have finalized the track listing for their Metal Blade Records debut, "The Infinity Complex", due in February 2006. The CD was produced by Jacob Bredahl of HATESPHERE and was mastered by Ziggy at ZigZound Studios. "The Infinity Complex" (view cover here) track listing: 01. Teeth Vs. Curb 02. ...

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SOULFLY: 'Frontlines' Video Posted Online

SOULFLY's video for the track "Frontlines" has been posted online at the Roadrunner Records U.K. web site. Check it out: High, Medium, Low. "Frontlines" is the second single off the group's new album, "Dark Ages" (Roadrunner Records), available now on Roadrunner Records. The clip was filmed during the same ...

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THROWDOWN Frontman Sings With SOULFLY; Band Prepare For ARCH ENEMY Tour

THROWDOWN have just wrapped up their national tour with SOULFLY. However not before THROWDOWN vocalist Dave Peters joined SOULFLY on stage in L.A., Tucson and Anaheim to perform some of his favorite SEPULTURA songs — "Refuse/Resist" and "Territory". Max Cavalera, who helms SOULFLY, was previously in SEPULTURA, which was a huge influence on countless metal ...

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OSI Tracking Guitars, Vocals; Mixing To Take Place In January

OSI (OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE), the project featuring FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore and DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, have posted the following message on their official web site: "Jim, Kevin and Mike were at Carriage House Studios in Connecticut on November 18-20 tracking drums for the forthcoming OSI album. ...

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DREAM THEATER Drummer Schedules Sanitago Signing Session

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy will take part in a signing session in Santiago, Chile on Saturday, December 6. The location details are as follows: Avda. Lib. B. O'Higgins 142 Locales 156 Santiago, Chile As previously reported, Portnoy was scheduled to enter the studio last weekend to record the drums for the second OSI (OFFICE ...

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KRISIUN Complete Work On 'AssassiNation'

Right after wrapping up their last European headlining tour, Brazilian death metal outfit KRISIUN completed work on their new album, "AssassiNation", tentatively due late February via Century Media Records. After recording two albums in their native country, the trio went back to Stage One Studios in Bühne, Germany to work with Andy Classen — the ...

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MACHINEMADE GOD Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of the German metal act MACHINEMADE GOD. MACHINEMADE GOD is a five-piece hailing from the Rhine/Ruhr area in Germany. Formed in early 2003, MACHINEMADE GOD have been able to showcase their energetic stage performance supporting numerous renowned national and international acts from both the metal and hardcore genres, ...

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DREAM THEATER's PORTNOY Lays Down Drums For New OSI Album

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy entered the studio this past weekend to record the drums for the second OSI (OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE) album, tentatively due in early 2006 via InsideOut Music. "Initially I wasn't going to partake in the album and had passed on the offer, but I guess the moral of the story ...

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RHAPSODY: Live Album Details Revealed

Italian epic metal band RHAPSODY will release their first-ever live album, "Live In Canada 2005 – The Dark Secret", on January 23, 2006. Recorded on June 13, 2005 at Salle Albert-Rousseau in Sainte-Foy, Quebec, Canada, the CD will feature the following track listing: 01. The Dark Secret 02. Unholy Warcry 03. Wisdom Of The Kings ...

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MANOWAR: More European Tour Dates Announced

MANOWAR have announced more dates for the "Demons, Dragons and Warriors World Tour 2006", featuring support from the Magic Circle Music artists RHAPSODY and HOLYHELL. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Mar. 25 - Athens, Greece - Stadium Peace & Friendship Mar. 27 - Winterthur, Switzerland - Eulachhalle Mar. 30 - Zlin, Czech Republic ...

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MANOWAR Schedule Greek Dates

Heavy Metal giants MANOWAR will play two dates in Greece this coming March as part of the band's "Demons, Dragons & Warriors Tour 2005-2006". This information was confirmed by both the Greek concert-promotion company Neo Revma and the offficial Greek MANOWAR fan club. The "Demons, Dragons & Warriors" tour will also include Italian power metallers ...

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