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Hardcore/Metal DVD Compilation To Surface In February

Century Media Records will release the DVD compilation "Eye For An Eye – The New Breed Of Hardcore & Metal" on February 21 in Europe. A compilation of modern bands that share their true love to hardcore or metal music, the DVD is described in an official press release as "a collection of some of ...

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IN FLAMES Perform PANTERA's 'Fucking Hostile' For DIMEBAG, Victims For Asian Earthquake

IN FLAMES performed a cover of PANTERA's "Fucking Hostile" as a tribute to both "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott (PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN) and the victims of the recent undersea earthquake and resulting tsunamis along South Asia's coasts during their headlining appearance at Monday night's (Dec. 27) "Hammered at Xmas" concert at London's Hammersmith Apollo. Meanwhile, support act CALIBAN ...

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UPDATED: Tributes From Metal Musicians Pour In For DIMEBAG DARRELL

A number of heavy metal musicians have paid tribute to Dimebag Darrell (DAMAGEPLAN, ex-PANTERA) who was tragically murdered last night. ------------------------------------------------- Ozzy Osbourne: "Dimebag was a dear friend of mine. I'm absolutely beside myself with grief. I can't for the life of me understand why someone would do this. PANTERA toured with me many, many ...

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TRIVIUM: New Album To Surface In March

Roadrunner Records has set a March 1, 2005 relase date for TRIVIUM's "Ascendancy". Featuring the talents of Matt Heafy on guitars/vocals, Travis Smith on drums, Corey Beaulieu on guitar and Paolo Gregoletto on bass, TRIVIUM is a band whose youth (Heafy is 18, the oldest member is 22) belies their sound. Currently, TRIVIUM are on ...

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IN FLAMES: Live DVD Due In June 2005

Sweden's IN FLAMES are currently working on a DVD, entitled "A Night In Flames", featuring the band on their 2004 world tour. The last stop on the trek is the special IN FLAMES show in London (Carling Apollo Hammersmith) on December 27, whre the group will be joined by LACUNA COIL, CHIMAIRA and CALIBAN. The ...

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CHIMAIRA Guitarist To Play Reunion Show With ASCENSION

CHIMAIRA guitarist Matt DeVries will be teaming up with his old bandmates ASCENSION for a reunion show at Peabody's Down Under in Cleveland, Ohio on December 18. Also scheduled to perform are STATE OF CONVICTION (featuring J-Mann, formerly of MUSHROOMHEAD), RINGWORM, SOULLESS and DEAD EVEN. CHIMAIRA recently issued their first DVD, "The Dehumanizing Process", via ...

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BLEED THE SKY Finish Recording Debut Album

Orange County, California-based sextet BLEED THE SKY have finished recording their debut album at Spyder Studios in Strongsville, OH with producer Ben Schigel (CHIMAIRA, SWITCHED). An April 26, 2005 release through Nuclear Blast Records is expected. Formed in early 2003, BLEED THE SKY, whose average age is 22, are said to specialize in "mixing groovy ...

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CHIMAIRA Drummer To Guest On New DAATH Album

Kevin Talley (CHIMAIRA, DYING FETUS, MISERY INDEX) will lay down a few tracks on the upcoming sophomore album from Atlanta-based technical death metallers DAATH. The CD, entitled "The Hinderers", will also feature guest guitar solos by Jim Malone (ARSIS) and James Murphy (TESTAMENT, OBITUARY, DEATH). Murphy is also scheduled to mix the record, which is ...

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BLEED THE SKY Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Orange County, California-based sextet BLEED THE SKY have inked a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The group are currently recording their full-length debut at Spyder Studios in Strongsville, OH with producer Ben Schigel (CHIMAIRA, SWITCHED). An early 2005 release is expected. Formed in early 2003, BLEED THE SKY, whose average age is 22, are ...

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SLIPKNOT, CRADLE OF FILTH, CHIMAIRA Share Their Halloween Flick Picks

What will you be listening to/watching this Halloween? Several Roadrunner recording artists shared their Halloween 2004 picks: Corey Taylor, SLIPKNOT: "How much time you got? Mine would be a toss-up between the original 'Psycho' (1960) and probably 'Chainsaw'. But a classic, dude, is the first 'Halloween' (1978). It's so fuckin' brutally spooky. On a personal ...

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IN FLAMES Begin Work On New Material

IN FLAMES are at home in Gothenburg, Sweden enjoying a well-deserved break after all the tours and gigs during 2004 in support of the band's latest CD, "Soundtrack to your Escape". Guitarists Björn Gelotte and Jesper Strömblad have already begun work on new material in the band's new studio. IN FLAMES' next live performance will ...

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GOD FORBID Added To Stillborn Festival; New Video Completed

New Jersey-based thrash titans GOD FORBID have been added to this year's Stillborn Festival, which also features such legendary acts as AGNOSTIC FRONT, CANDIRIA and HATEBREED, among others. This annual series put together by HATEBREED's Jamey Jasta and Stillborn Records is composed of three shows beginning in Philadelphia on December 26. After highly successful tours ...

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SHENOAH Sign With CORPORATE PUNISHMENT RECORDS

SHENOAH, the Cleveland, Ohio-based band featuring former members of CHIMAIRA, RINGWORM and ERASE THE GREY, have inked a deal with Corporate Punishment Records. The group are currently working on their debut EP for CPR, entitled "Bleeding in the Red". Recordings for the EP will take place in Cleveland, with the mixing sessions set to follow ...

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RIKETS To Release Debut EP In November

RIKETS, the new metal "supergroup" made up of former members of SWITCHED, THE BEDROOM ALL-STARS, and ERASE THE GREY, will be releasing their debut EP, entitled "Anything for the Devil", via the Internet on November 23. The six-song EP was produced by Ben Schigel (CHIMAIRA, SWITCHED) and mixed by Logan Mader (MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY, MEDICATION). ...

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BLOODSHOTEYE: 'Hitlist' Video Posted Online

Leamington, Ontario-based metallers BLOODSHOTEYE have uploaded their video for the track "Hitlist" at this location. The band had previously stated about the clip, "Without giving away any secrets, this isn't going to be just 'another' video we are going to be making something totally unique, with a wiring team that's done 'Bullet Proof ...

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MACHINE HEAD: London Show To Be Filmed For Upcoming DVD?

MACHINE HEAD are tentatively planning on filming their December 5, 2004 show at the Brixton Academy in London, England for an upcoming DVD. The band, who are currently on the road in North America as part of the "Road Rage 2004" tour with co-headliners CHIMAIRA, will launch a massive 53-date overseas tour in early October ...

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JAMES MURPHY: Fearing The Wrath Of HURRICANE CHARLEY

Renowned metal guitarist/producer James Murphy (ex-TESTAMENT, DEATH, OBITUARY) has issued the following alert: "Hurricane Charley (CNN) is barreling its monstrous way on a path that will bring it right down the throats of me and my family.. in just a few hours. I'm wrapping up all the gear I've managed to accumulate since ...

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CHIMAIRA Blame 'Visa' Issues For Drummer's Departure

CHIMAIRA have issued a short statement confirming their split with former SOILWORK drummer Richard Evensand and the addition of ex-MISERY INDEX skinsman Kevin Talley to the group's ranks. "There are many reasons for the split, most of which have to do with visa issues," the band write on their web site. "CHIMAIRA kick off the ...

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CHIMAIRA's Record Label Confirms Drummer Switch

CHIMAIRA's record label, Roadrunner Records, has issued a statement confirming that the band have parted ways with former SOILWORK drummer Richard Evensand and replaced him with Kevin Talley, formerly of MISERY INDEX. Recommended to the band by SLAYER's Kerry King, Kevin will be behind the kit for CHIMAIRA's co-headline run with MACHINE HEAD on the ...

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MISERY INDEX Drummer Joins CHIMAIRA, Replacement Named

MISERY INDEX drummer Kevin Talley (drums, ex-DYING FETUS, SUFFOCATION, M.O.D.) has quit the band and has joined CHIMAIRA. Filling his shoes in MISERY INDEX is Adam Jarvis from the band ALL WILL FALL from St. Louis, MO. "Adam had sent in a audition video many months ago and has been in the band's favor ever ...

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MACHINE HEAD Comment On 'Burn My Eyes' Anniversary Show

San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD have commented on their upcoming 10th anniversary of their highly acclaimed debut offering, "Burn My Eyes". The band will celebrate the occasion by treating their fans to a special, one-night-only performance of the album in its entirety on August 8 at the Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia. ...

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