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MACHINE HEAD: Offically In Writing Mode

MACHINE HEAD drummer Dave McClain has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "What's up, everybody? Just getting back from doing some running, doing four miles every other day and starting five next week. I'm trying to get in shape for a half-marathon next year, maybe the Rock 'n Roll Marathon in ...

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DANZIG Mainman Comments On New Guitarist

Glenn Danzig has issued a press release confirming that Joe Fraulob, guitarist for the Sacramento-based band DECONSTRUCT, has joined the DANZIG lineup for the "Blackest of the Black" tour that kicks off in San Diego on September 30 and wraps in Los Angeles on October 29. "Joe really wanted to play with us, so he ...

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DEVILDRIVER To Tour With GWAR

DEVILDRIVER will be direct support to GWAR on their upcoming North American tour that will also feature A DOZEN FURIES and MENSREA. Beginning on October 7 in Sayreville, NJ and running through November 11 in Seattle, WA, the tour will traverse the United States playing storied venues, including the Palladium in Worcester, MA, the House ...

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DANZIG's 'Blackest Of The Black' Media Blitz

Guitar World will be spotlighting the "Blackest of the Black" tour with a Glenn Danzig/Doyle Von Frankenstein photo shoot and interview, to be included in the issue that hits the stands September 20. Revolver magazine is also doing a feature on Danzig and the "Blackest" tour. That issue will be available September 27. In other ...

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DANZIG Announce New Guitarist

DANZIG have announced the addition of guitarist Joe Fraulob (DECONSTRUCT) to the group's ranks. "After his audition, Jerry [Montano, bass], Johnny Kelly, drums; TYPE O NEGATIVE] and Danzig all agreed Joe was the man for the job, hands down. The fans are gonna be blown away by this incredible talent." On a sadder note, DANZIG ...

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REBELLION: German Dates Announced

REBELLION, the German band that features in its ranks former GRAVE DIGGER members Uwe Lulis (guitar) and Tomi Göttlich (bass), have announced the following dates: Sep. 09 - Neunkirchen/Saar, GER @ Geblaesehalle Oct. 18 - Muenchen, GER @ Garage* Oct. 19 -Uster/Zuerich, SWI @ Rock City* Oct. 20 - Heidelberg, GER @ Schwimmbad Musik Club* ...

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Gigs To Rise From HELLFEST's Ashes

Scott Frost of The Trentonian is reporting that the organizers of the canceled Hellfest three-day metal and hardcore festival said 6,000 tickets, including 500 from overseas fans as far as Japan, were sold for the event, but those numbers might have been exaggerated. Max Cruise Entertainment's Chris Ring, the talent buyers for 90 ...

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SOUNDS OF THE UNDERGROUND Tour Spotlighted On 'Metal Injection'

"Metal Injection", the Internet streaming video show, currently has two hours' worth of coverage from the Sounds of the Underground tour, featuring interviews with: LAMB OF GOD, GWAR, UNEARTH, OPETH, CHIMAIRA, EVERY TIME I DIE, THE RED CHORD, A LIFE ONCE LOST and Brian Slagel of Metal Blade Records. In addition, the episode features videos ...

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CHIMAIRA: 'Nothing Remains' Video Posted Online

CHIMAIRA's video for the track "Nothing Remains" has been posted online at this location (17 MB) (Quicktime required). The clip for "Nothing Remains" was directed by Shane Drake (TRIVIUM, STILL REMAINS) and is scheduled to debut on Fuse next week and on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" on Saturday, August 27. "Nothing Remains" comes off ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE, W.A.S.P., CINDERELLA, DEF LEPPARD Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE, SUM 41 Venue: White River Amphitheatre City/State: Auburn, Wash. Date: July 30, 2005 Attendance: 9,885 Capacity: 19,717 Artist/Event: W.A.S.P., L.A. GUNS, STEPHEN PEARCY Venue: House of Blues City/State: Las Vegas, Nev. Date: Aug. 7, ...

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ALLELE: Former COLD Guitarist Resurfaces With New Music

ALLELE, the new project featuring Kelly Hayes (ex-COLD) and Lane Maverick (ex-OTEP), have posted an MP3 of their first single, "Closer to Habit", on their MySpace.com page. The unmastered track is the first glimpse of the band's Ben Schigel-produced (CHIMAIRA, DROWNING POOL, SWITCHED) debut album, "Point of Origin", due in stores on October ...

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SOUNDSCAN REPORT: STAIND, TOMMY LEE, CHIMAIRA

The following are notable heavy metal/hard rock U.S. sales debuts for the week ending August 16, 2005, as reported by Nielsen SoundScan (All figures are rounded to the nearest thousand, except numbers under 1,000, which are rounded to the nearest hundred; The Billboard 200 chart position included, where applicable): STAIND – "Chapter V": 185,000 (#1) ...

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SHENOAH Call It Quits

SHENOAH, the Cleveland, Ohio-based band featuring former members of CHIMAIRA, RINGWORM and ERASE THE GREY, have officially disbanded. Founders Jason Hager (guitar, ex-CHIMAIRA) and Ben Hollowell (bass, ex-RINGWORM) are currently pursuing YEARS OF FIRE, while Vince DiFranco (guitar, ex-ERASE THE GREY) and Matt Danko (drums) are keeping busy with their new project SONIC TRANSMISSIONS. Meanwhile, ...

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MORTIIS Comments On BLACKEST OF THE BLACK Tour

Norwegian industrial rock band MORTIIS have commented on their participation in the 2005 Blackest of the Black Tour. The Blackest of the Black line-up features DANZIG (joined by former MISFITS member Doyle Von Frankenstein for a special 30-minute set of MISFITS classics), CHIMAIRA, BEHEMOTH, HIMSA, and THE AGONY SCENE. "I think it's a very interesting ...

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ROADRUNNER UNITED: 'The All-Star Sessions' To Surface In October

Roadrunner Records has put together a groundbreaking record to mark the label’s 25th Anniversary. The group is called ROADRUNNER UNITED and the album titled "The All-Star Sessions". This full-length release, in stores on October 11, 2005, is a "master class" in hard rock/metal. Boasting 57 artists from 45 of Roadrunner's past and present bands, the ...

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CHIMAIRA: 'Nothing Remains' Video 'Stolen'

Fans are so rabid for new CHIMAIRA material that one of them "stole" the video to "Nothing Remains", the first single off the self-titled album that will be in stores August 9, and put it up all over the web. The video was stolen from the director's web site after the fan illegally hacked in. ...

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Chimaira - CHIMAIRA

Whatever else you can say about CHIMAIRA, you can't accuse them of taking the easy way out. After the success of their big-label debut, "The Impossibility of Reason", it would have been unsurprising — indeed, almost expected — for their next record to be a bit more accessible, edging closer to radio-friendly turf, with a ...

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