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DREAM THEATER Singer Takes Part In TRUE SYMPHONIC ROCHESTRA

DREAM THEATER vocalist James LaBrie has posted the following message on his official web site addressing reports that he recently spent time in Russia recording vocals for a opera-style project: "Okay, let me set the record straight and stop and further doubts. "Yes, I was in Russia last week. I arrived June 6th and recorded ...

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SEPULTURA Vow To Continue Despite IGOR CAVALERA's Departure

Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA have yet to comment on yesterday's announcement that their drummer and co-founder, Igor Cavalera, has left the group due to "artistic differences." However, according to a posting on the band's official web site, guitarist Andreas Kisser, Derrick Green and Paulo Xisto Jr. have vowed to continue with the group despite this major ...

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It's Official: Drummer IGOR CAVALERA Quits SEPULTURA

Drummer Igor Cavalera has officially announced his departure from SEPULTURA (as exclusively reported by BLABBERMOUTH.NET on January 13, 2006 and subsequently denied by both the band and Igor). In a statement released today (June 12) to the Brazilian media, Igor attributed the split to "artistic incompatibility" with his SEPULTURA bandmates — guitarist Andreas ...

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SOULFLY: New Live Video Posted Online

A six-minute live video of SOULFLY performing the songs "Roots Bloody Roots", "Jumpdafuckup", and "Bring It" to thousands of metalheads on Monday, June 5 at the Pinkpop festival in the Netherlands has been posted online at YouTube.com. In related news, a performance-only music video of APOCALYPTICA's new single "Repressed" — featuring guest appearances ...

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ANTHRAX Drummer Comments On Upcoming Tour, Studio Album

ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Well, hello. It's been a long time since I typed some words of wizdumb. "Have you heard? We're going on tour again. Yessireebabboo, The Hellbilly Deluxe (Rob Zombie) has asked us to be a part of his Educated road show, ...

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NATRON: 'More Evil, Brutal And Damn Groovy Than Ever Before!'

Drummer Max Marzocca of the Italian death metallers NATRON has issued the following update: "Yes, we know it! Someone already started to think we disappeared because we didn't update [the web site] for a while but the reason of this three-month-long silence was that we preferred to wait a little while before to communicate to ...

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MAX CAVALERA Slams 'Fake' SEPULTURA

Ex-SEPULTURA/current SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera has slammed the current touring version of his former band as "fake" and has reiterated his desire to one day take part in a reunion of the group's classic lineup. When asked during a Sirius Satellite Radio interview last month if there have been talks between him and the guys ...

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SEPULTURA: New Touring Drummer Revealed?

According to Brazil's 89 FM, SEPULTURA are rumored to have selected Jean Dolabella (ex-UDORA) as their new touring drummer following Roy Mayorga's (ex-SOULFLY) decision to join STONE SOUR as a full-time member. SEPULTURA founding member and drummer Igor Cavalera announced earlier in the year that he was taking a break from the group's ...

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SHADOWS FALL's BITTNER Lands Cover of DRUM! Magazine

SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner will be Drum! magazine’s July 2006 cover feature, which hits stands on June 12. The seven-page cover feature contains a sidebar with DREAM THEATER's Mike Portnoy's thoughts on Bittner, a "Locking The Low End" sidebar with SHADOWS FALL bassist Paul Romanko and transcriptions of the tracks "In Effigy" and "Seize ...

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SOULFLY Mainman's 'Maximum Cavalera Radio' To Air On SIRIUS SATELLITE

Sirius Satellite Radio's Hard Attack (Sirius 27) has announced the upcoming airing of MAXimum CAVALERA Radio, a two-part aural slaying through the mouth and ears of the Brazilian metal warrior Max Cavalera, who founded the bands SEPULTURA and SOULFLY. Part 1, "The Best of Cavalera", hosted by Hard Attack's José, explores Max's musical dominations, how ...

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SEPULTURA To Guest On SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO's 'Bloody Roots'

SEPULTURA members Andreas Kisser and Derrick Green will be the featured guests on "Bloody Roots" (hosted by author Ian Christe) on Sirius Satellite Radio's Hard Attack on Tuesday, May 16 beginning at 9:00 p.m. EST. "Hear the greatest international success story in metal from the horses' mouths, as we replay tracks covering the band's epic ...

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OPETH: 'Ghost Reveries' Deluxe Version Detailed

More information has been released about the upcoming special-edition deluxe version of OPETH's latest album, "Ghost Reveries", due on July 25 via Roadrunner Records. Bonus material on the set will include a 40-minute documentary about the making of the record complete with the band's own private tour footage, a cover of DEEP PURPLE's "Soldier of ...

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Updated: SEPULTURA To Guest On Next Weekend's 'Headbanger's Ball'

According to an SPV Records representative, Andreas Kisser and Derrick Green from SEPULTURA will be the featured guests on next Saturday's (May 20) "Headbanger's Ball" episode. "Headbanger's Ball" airs Saturday nights between 10:00 p.m. and midnight EST on MTV2. [NOTE: Tonight's guests are BURST, ***NOT*** SEPULTURA.] As previoulsly reported, SEPULTURA's video for the track "Convicted ...

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SHADOWS FALL To Film 'In Effigy' Video This Weekend

SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner has posted the following update on the band's MySpace.com page: "Just a little note to catch everyone up-to-date on what's going on over here in New York. "For the last two weeks I've been pretty busy outside of the band doing some private lessons and doing clinics in New York ...

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SKINLESS: New Songs Available For Download

New York-based death metallers SKINLESS have uploaded two tracks from their new album, "Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead", due on June 13 via Relapse Records. Check out the songs "Execution of Reason" (mp3) and "Deviation Will Not Be Tolerated" (mp3). "Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead" ...

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