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Conspiracy in Mind - COMMUNIC

Let's go ahead and get the NEVERMORE thing out of the way first, as it seems to be the first word uttered during discussions of Norway's COMMUNIC, an influence the band doesn't deny. The similarities to NEVERMORE on the trio's debut album (after a three-track demo), "Conspiracy in Mind", come mainly from the moments of ...

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HALLOWS EVE To Appear In Indie Film

Reunited Atlanta-based thrashers HALLOWS EVE have been chosen, along with other bands, to be part of an indie film, to be will be shown in art houses and released in stores as a DVD. The film, which is being pitched to HBO, is said to be about the events involving artists and bands from Atlanta, ...

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HEATHEN Announce New Guitarist

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers HEATHEN have recruited guitar virtuoso Terry Lauderdale to tour with the group this summer. "After auditions, Terry Lauderdale stepped up to the plate and hit a home run," the band write on their web site. "HEATHEN is very excited about having Terry on board. You may remember Terry, when ...

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HALLOWS EVE's STEWART Comments On CLASSIC METAL FEST Appearance

Bassist/vocalist Tommy Stewart of the reunited Atlanta-based thrashers HALLOWS EVE has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "The Classic Metal Fest [on] May 14th, '05 kicked ass! I especially enjoyed meeting so many people who I have only known through the Internet or bands I have known purely from their music. ...

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S.K.W.A.D.: MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist's Sons Follow In Father's Footsteps

S.K.W.A.D., the Cardiff, U.K.-based band featuring MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell's two sons Todd (guitar, vocals) and Dane (drums), have launched their MySpace.com page at this location. Available for listening on the site are four songs ("BornLieFightDie", "Pink Sweatband", "Why" and "Hopes and Reason") from their recently completed 16-song CD. S.K.W.A.D. were formed in ...

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NEVERMORE: Release Date Set For 'This Godless Endeavor'

Century Media Records has set a July 26 release date for the new NEVERMORE album, entitled "This Godless Endeavor". Creating metal's most progressively innovative, insidiously addictive, and blazingly entangled music, mesmerizing vocalist Warrel Dane, backed by guitar virtuoso Jeff Loomis and the jackhammer rhythms of bassist Jim Sheppard and drummer Van Williams are now joined ...

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The Empires of the World - BIOMECHANICAL

Where have these guys been hiding? How could such a crushing and creative classic/modern heavy metal band have alluded me? The band is BIOMECHANICAL and they've been rolling down the streets of London, toppling buildings and trampling the inhabitants like a British Godzilla. Now that Earache is about to unleash "The Empires of the World" ...

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Drama of the Ages - JACOB'S DREAM

Here's one for the dyed-in-the-wool classic metal fans who expect melody, a vocalist with range, involved arrangements, and plenty of guitar solos. At 71 minutes, JACOB'S DREAM feed you a meal o' metal that'll bust a gut on "Drama of the Ages", the Columbus, Ohio band's third full-length release. More proggy than the average melodic ...

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NEVERMORE Complete Recording Process For 'This Godless Endeavor'

The Seattle-based quintet NEVERMORE recently completed the recording process for their highly anticipated new album, "This Godless Endeavor", at Backstage Studios in England with legendary producer Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMY, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, OPETH). The highly anticipated new offering is currently set for a summer release. This will mark the group’s first recording with guitarist Steve ...

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HALLOWS EVE Finish Mixing New Album

Reunited Atlanta-based thrashers HALLOWS EVE have issued the following update: "We have finished the mix for our fourth album, 'Evil Never Dies'! It goes to the mastering process next week. Tommy [Stewart, bass/vocals] and Chris [Gailfoil, co-producer] will be working with Georgia Music Hall of Famer Rodney Mills on March 23rd. "The album took four ...

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NEVERMORE: Studio Update

According to an online posting by NEVERMORE frontman Warrel Dane, the singer completed "the main vocals [Friday night, March 11] for a song called 'Final Product'. All the drums and rhythm guitars are done, just doing vocals, bass, and acoustic guitars at the moment." NEVERMORE are currently at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, U.K. recording their ...

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Producer ANDY SNEAP Offers NEVERMORE Recording Update

British producer extraordinaire Andy "Undie" Sneap has posted the following message on his official web site: "So we're a good few days into [the recording of the new NEVERMORE album]. We have seven full rhythms done (drums and guitar), titles include 'Jeff 1', 'Jeff 2' and 'Steve 3'....I feel Dane [Warrel, vocals] needs to get ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Discusses 'Breakdown' On Plane

ContactMusic.com is reporting that METALLICA's Lars Ulrich pulled out of a major British rock festival last year after suffering a mental collapse in a plane on the way to the event. Two drummers — SLAYER's Dave Lombardo and SLIPKNOT's Joey Jordison — filled in for Ulrich when he was unable to appear at the Download ...

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HALLOWS EVE Announce Atlanta Show

Reunited Atlanta-based thrashers HALLOWS EVE will be taking a break from recording their new album to play at Swayze's in the Marietta, Georgia on February 5. Also appearing on the bill will be HEROD, INTO THE MOAT, GROUND XERO, WITHERED, APOCALYPTIC VISIONS and ECLIPTIS. As previously reported, HALLOWS EVE have set "Evil Never Dies" as ...

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NEVERMORE To Record New Album In February

The Seattle-based quintet NEVERMORE are currently wrapping up the songwriting process for their highly anticipated new album, set for a summer release. In February, the group will head to Backstage Studios in England to begin recording with legendary producer Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMY, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, OPETH). This will mark the group's first recording with guitarist ...

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NEVERMORE: 'Enemies Of Reality' Remix Completed

Producer Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY, SKINLAB, MASTERPLAN) has finished remixing NEVERMORE's "Enemies of Reality" album for re-release via the Century Media label in the spring. Commented Sneap: "I finished the remixes [Saturday] night [Jan. 15] bar a couple of vocals that got lost somewhere between Seattle and the U.K. (only a whisper and ...

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HALLOWS EVE Begin Work On New Album

Reunited Atlanta-based thrashers HALLOWS EVE have set "Evil Never Dies" as the title of their upcoming fourth full-length album, tentatively due in early 2005. The CD is being recorded at Van Gogh Studios in Atlanta, where the band recently completed a two-track single, entiled "Evil Offerings". Engineering duties are being handled by Chris Gailfoil. The ...

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CRESCENT SHIELD: Demo Recordings Available For Download

CRESCENT SHIELD, the new "high-energy power/traditional metal" band featuring the talents of vocalist Michael Grant (ONWARD), guitarist Dan Delucie (DESTINY'S END), drummer Craig Anderson (ENGINE), and bassist Melanie Sisneros (SINERGY, THE IRON MAIDENS, NEW EDEN), have posted three demo tracks at their official web site. The songs "Last Of My Kind", "Await The Champion" and ...

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Atlanta's HALLOWS EVE Announce Hometown Show

Reunited Atlanta-based thrashers HALLOWS EVE will be be playing a Halloween Bash on Saturday, October 30 at The International Artists Guild (I.A.G.), located at 845 Memorial Drive in Atlanta. HALLOWS EVE recently completed work on a new single, "Evil Offerings", at Van Gogh Studios in Atlanta with engineer Chris Gailfoil. The single, the group's first ...

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VELVET REVOLVER To Play Free Rooftop Show In Hollywood

VELVET REVOLVER are planning a free rooftop show on the West Hollywood Sunset Strip around 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 12. The exact location of the show is expected to be announced early next week. In other news, VELVET REVOLVER want their fans to vote for the group's next single. You can now pick any ...

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Reunited Thrashers HALLOWS EVE To Release New Single

Reunited Atlanta-based thrashers HALLOWS EVE will be issuing a new single, "Evil Offerings", later this month. The single, the group's first official release in 16 years, features founding members Tommy Stewart on bass and vocals, and Skullator on guitar and lead vocals, along with Brandon Ottinger on guitar and Dane Jensen on drums. "Evil Offerings" ...

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NONPOINT: 'Recoil' Player Available Online

A NONPOINT player, featuring audio previews of three tracks from the group's upcoming album, "Recoil", including their take on PHIL COLLINS classic "In The Air Tonight", can be accessed at this location. NONPOINT's long-awaited third album, "Recoil", is scheduled for release on August 3 through Lava/Atlantic Records. The CD was recorded at Bieler ...

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NONPOINT Single 'The Truth' Wins #1 Most Added Honors

Florida's NONPOINT have landed the #1 most added single at rock radio with the politically charged tune "The Truth". "The Truth" can now be heard in nearly every market in the Top 20, including heavy hitters WZZN (Chicago), WAAF (Boston), WRIF (Detroit), KUPD (Phoenix), KXXR (Minneapolis). "The Truth" comes off the band's long-awaited third album, ...

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Veteran Rock Drummer CARL PALMER Jams With MOTÖRHEAD Offspring

Tryst Williams of The Western Mail is reporting that veteran rock drummer Carl Palmer (ELP) treated students at a school in South Wales to a percussion lecture and workshop during a recent visit. Teacher Richard Thomas, who helped arrange the visit to Bryn Celynnog Comprehensive School, Beddau, near Pontypridd, said, "The day was superb, Carl ...

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It's Official: NEVERMORE Re-Sign With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

As exclusively predicted here on February 27, the Seattle-based band NEVERMORE have officially re-signed with Century Media Records worldwide and are now preparing for a slew of activity in support of "Enemies of Reality", their latest effort. The dynamic quartet will embark on a headlining U.S. tour this summer with support acts to ...

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Sources: NEVERMORE To Re-Sign With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

NEVERMORE are on the verge of signing a new deal with Century Media Records, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Despite the band's much-publicized troubles with the label, NEVERMORE are believed to have negotiated a new contract with Century Media that will provide them with the kind of financial backing they felt was missing ...

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