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OPETH Close To Signing With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

Sweden's OPETH are on the verge of inking a new record deal with Roadrunner Records, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The band, who were previously signed to the now-defunct British label Music For Nations Records, recently entered Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden to begin recording their eight album, tentatively due later in the year. ...

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SOILWORK Singer Apologizes To Former Drummer

SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid has issued an apology to the group's former drummer, Richard Evensand, for forgetting to including him on the thanks list on the band's latest album, "Stabbing the Drama". Strid's statement reads as follows: "I would like to take the time and make a statement about our former drummer Richard Evensand ...

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Paradigm In Entropy - BLEED THE SKY

This one surprised me. I was expecting the latest bland metalcore signing to capitalize on the genre's popularity. Well, it's not bland anyway. "Paradigm in Entropy" is a hard smack in the mouth. I suppose you can call it metalcore, but as far as I'm concerned, it's just modern extreme metal. The sound falls somewhere ...

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CHIMAIRA Pull Out Of Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING; MEGADETH, MADBALL Others Added To Bill

CHIMAIRA and BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have cancelled their participation in this year's Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 24-26 in Dessel, Belgium. Meanwhile, MADBALL have re-confirmed their appearance at the festival, along with latest additions MEGADETH, SKITSOTY, TERROR, AMEN, PRO-PAIN, DRAGONFORCE, GOREFEST, PETER PAN SPEEDROCK and SIRENIA. The billing for the 10th-anniversary ...

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SENGAIA Sign With GARDEN OF EXILE RECORDS

SENGAIA, a new Dutch deathcore band inspired by bands like BURNT BY THE SUN, SHAI HULUD, EXTOL, CHIMAIRA and MESHUGGAH, has inked a deal with Garden of Exile Records. Featuring members of such bands as TEXTURES and 37 STABWOUNDZ, SENGAIA has rapidly grown from an experimental project to a full-grown band, ready to attack and ...

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DEVILDRIVER: New Album Artwork Posted Online

DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara (ex-COAL CHAMBER) has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Here's what's going on in DEVILDRIVER land: We've been rehearsing for our upcoming MACHINE HEAD / THE HAUNTED / IT DIES TODAY shows. The rehearsals have been going amazing, the band is a machine right now. We'll be ...

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GOREFEST And SIRENIA Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

GOREFEST and SIRENIA have been confirmed for this year's Graspop Metal Meeting festival, set to take place June 24-26 in Dessel, Belgium. The billing for the 10th-anniversary edition of the the Graspop Metal Meeting is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 24: SYSTEM OF A DOWN WITHIN TEMPTATION PAPA ROACH HELMET ALTER BRIDGE KREATOR CHIMAIRA ...

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TRIVIUM Enter BILLBOARD Chart At No. 151

TRIVIUM's latest CD, "Ascendancy", has sold 6,976 copies in its first week of release to debut at No. 151 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart (No. 4 on Heatseeker chart, No. 21 on Top Hard Music Albums chart). TRIVIUM are currently on the Road Rage tour with 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, THE AGONY SCENE ...

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SLIPKNOT, MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY Members To Appear On 'Roadrunner All-Stars' CD

Roadrunner Records is in the process of putting together a groundbreaking record to mark the label's 25th Anniversary. Tentatively titled "Roadrunner All-Stars", the full length release, a ‘master-class' in hard rock, will contain original tracks that are collaborations between past and present Roadrunner stars. Four central musicians will be chosen to produce and write all ...

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'Roadrunner All-Stars' 25th Anniversary Album: More Details Revealed

According to MTV.com, Roadrunner Records will mark its 25th anniversary with the tentatively titled "Roadrunner All-Stars" album, due this fall. To be produced by SLIPKNOT's Joey Jordison, FEAR FACTORY's Dino Cazares, MACHINE HEAD's Robert Flynn and one other yet-to-be-named Roadrunner alum, the disc will include original tracks written and performed by current and former members ...

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SLAYER, DARK TRANQUILLITY, WITHIN TEMPTATION Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

SLAYER, CALIBAN, CHIMAIRA, DARK TRANQUILLITY, H20, IMMOLATION, MADBALL, METAL CHURCH, MURPHY'S LAW, PRIMAL FEAR, WITHIN TEMPTATION and YNGWIE MALMSTEEN have been confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting festival, set to take place June 24-26 in Dessel, Belgium. The billing for the 10th-anniversary edition of the festival is shaping up as follows: ACCEPT AMON AMARTH AXEL ...

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CHIMAIRA Named 'Cleveland's Best Metal Band'

CHIMAIRA have been honored with the "Best Metal Band" award at the sixth annual Free Times Music Awards. This marks the fourth time the band have received this award, having won each of the three times they've been nominated previously. The awards ceremony for this Cleveland-based honor was held on Thursday, February 24 at the ...

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CHIMAIRA Complete Drum Tracks For New Album

CHIMAIRA drummer Kevin Talley has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "When I got the call to join CHIMAIRA seven months ago, I was blown away. I was being offered a gig with one of the best and most brutal metal bands in the scene today. Since joining the band, I ...

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MUDVAYNE Singer Taken Ill; Band Cancel Virginia Concert

MUDVAYNE were forced to cancel tonight's show at Jaxx in Springfield, Virginia after singer Chad Gray was taken ill. "We are really sorry for this inconvenience, but we assure you we will make this up," the band write on their web site. It is not presently clear if any other dates on the group's current ...

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ROAD RAGE 2005 To Celebrate ROADRUNNER's 25th Anniversary

In celebration of Roadrunner Records' 25th anniversary, the 2005 Road Rage tour will feature Roadrunner's rising metal stars, TRIVIUM, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, THE AGONY SCENE and STILL REMAINS. These acts represent the future of the metal genre. A name that millions of people around the world have grown to trust, Roadrunner Records developed the ...

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CHIMAIRA Guitarist Death Hoax

Metal Hammer is reporting that CHIMAIRA guitarist Rob Arnold did not die yesterday as an Internet report has suggested. A fake news story has been circulating since yesterday afternoon stating that "CHIMAIRA guitarist Rob Arnold was found dead in car aged 25. "Cleveland police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a ...

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MUDVAYNE To Film 'Happy?' Video Next Week

MUDVAYNE will reportedly shoot a video for their new single, "Happy?", on Monday, February 14 in the Los Angeles area with director Lex Halaby (CHIMAIRA, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE). The treatment for the clip is said to be a "special effects tribute to the power of nature." "Happy?" is the first single from the group's new album, ...

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CHIMAIRA Nominated For FREE TIMES Music Award

CHIMAIRA have been nominated in the sixth annual Free Times Music Awards. This marks the fourth time the band have been nominated, having won each of the three times they've been nominated previously. The awards ceremony for this Cleveland-based honor will be held on Thursday, February 24 at the Odeon. CHIMAIRA recently issued their first ...

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