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BREED 77: New Album Pushed Back

Following a storming set at the Download festival, a Metal Hammer Golden Gods "Best British Act" nomination and a sold-out tour, BREED 77 are gearing up for a pan-European album release and as a result have been forced to push back the release of their highly anticipated new album "In My Blood (En Mi Sangre)". ...

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STAIND: Right Hear?

MJI Interactive is reporting that STAIND rocked a career-high crowd of 327,000 when they performed before the start of the Indianapolis 500 on Memorial Day. The sizable audience undoubtedly created plenty of noise, but that apparently was nothing compared to the racket the cars generated. "It was so loud, it was unbelievable," guitarist Mike Mushok ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM, IN FLAMES, H.I.M., AVENGED SEVENFOLD 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: CHILDREN OF BODOM, GOD FORBID Venue: House of Blues City/State: Cleveland, Ohio Date: March 26, 2006 Gross Sales: $7,617 Attendance: 435 Capacity: 600 Artist/Event: IN FLAMES Venue: Revolution City/State: Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Date: May 30, 2006 ...

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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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TOOL Guitarist Says Making Albums No Mystery

Launch Radio Networks reports: How does TOOL go about making its albums, with their complex musical content and elaborate artwork and packaging? While it may seem like a vast, mysterious process, guitarist Adam Jones told Launch that it's just a matter of "connecting the dots." "We write this song, and then we write the next ...

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Peeping Tom - PEEPING TOM

A schizophrenic mix tape from former MR. BUNGLE and FAITH NO MORE vocalist Mike Patton, whose output after those bands has ranged from the harshly accessible (the excellent TOMAHAWK) to the attention-deficit deranged (FANTOMAS) to the downright irritating (the ridiculous "Adult Themes For Voice" records). As promised, PEEPING TOM is a pop record, albeit one ...

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Monotheist - CELTIC FROST

CELTIC FROST has had one of the strangest and more controversial career arcs in recent metal history. Rising out of the ashes of Swiss act HELLHAMMER in 1984, FROST centered largely around singer and guitarist Tom Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom Warrior) and bassist Martin Eric Ain. Early releases such as "Morbid Tales" and "To Mega ...

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DISSECTION: U.S. Tour Dates Postponed

Swedish extreme metallers DISSECTION have postponed their scheduled shows in Los Angeles and New York City and to early September from the previously announced June 30 and July 7, respectively. The new dates are as follows: Sep. 01 - West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues Sep. 06 – New York, NY @ B.B. King ...

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TOOL, ROB ZOMBIE, AVENGED SEVENFOLD 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: TOOL Venue: Auditorium Theatre City/State: Chicago, Ill. Date: May 13, 2006 Gross Sales: $214,133 Attendance: 3,726 Capacity: 3,726 Artist/Event: TOOL Venue: Memorial Hall City/State: Kansas City, Kan. Date: May 11, 2006 Gross Sales: $168,036 Attendance: 3,025 ...

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EYES OF FIRE Part Ways With Keyboardist, Seek Replacement

Orange County ambient-metal quintet EYES OF FIRE have parted ways with keyboardist Pete Truax. "He was released of all his duties within the band and will no longer be representing the band in any way, shape, or form," the group write on their web site. "Unfortunately, Pete's disrespect for fellow bandmates as well as other ...

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TOOL Guitarist Has Eye For Great Visuals

Launch Radio Networks reports: TOOL is acclaimed almost as much for its album packages, artwork and music videos as its music, and its latest album, "10,000 Days", is possibly the band's most lavishly designed CD yet. Much of the band's imagery is conceived and supervised by guitarist Adam Jones, who told Launch his interest in ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS Joined By Former DAMAGEPLAN Singer In San Diego

Former DAMAGEPLAN and current THE MERCY CLINIC singer Patrick Lachman joined ALICE IN CHAINS on stage for renditions of "Rooster" and "Would?" at the group's May 19 concert at the House of Blues in San Diego, California. Also guesting at the gig was VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan, who performed with the band ...

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TOOL: Technical Glitches Plague Toronto Concert

MJI Interactive is reporting that TOOL's concert this past Tuesday (May 16) in Toronto hit a few technical glitches — microphones cutting out, video screens going blank — but guitarist Adam Jones says working through those kind of kinks is among the reasons for the band's current club trek. "These are warm-up shows for us ...

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STAIND To Rock INDIANAPOLIS 500

Flip/Atlantic recording group STAIND has been invited to perform live at the upcoming 90th running of the Indianapolis 500. The multi-platinum rockers will be featured on ABC-TV's pre-race telecast, set to kick off at noon ET on Sunday, May 28 (check local listings). STAIND will perform two songs: one during the live Memorial Day weekend ...

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TOOL Singer Doesn't Take Fans For Granted

Launch Radio Networks reports: TOOL made a huge No. 1 debut on last week's The Billboard 200 with the band's fourth album, "10,000 Days", but with five years having passed since the last TOOL effort, there was no guarantee that the group's fans would still be interested. Singer Maynard James Keenan told Launch that he ...

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BURST To Guest On 'Headbanger's Ball'

Members of BURST will guest on tomorrows airing of MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball". Bassist Jesper Liverod and vocalist Linus Jagerskog will make an in-studio appearance on the program, Saturday, May 13. Also to be aired on this week’s program is the band’s video for "Where the Wave Broke", the lead-off track from their album "Origo". "Headbanger's ...

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MCQUEEN Sign Worldwide Deal With DEMOLITION RECORDS

MCQUEEN have signed a worldwide deal with Demolition Records to release their debut album, "Break the Silence", later this summer. The CD was recorded in sections in between a healthy touring schedule that has spanned the last two and a half years. The album features a number of tracks mixed by QUEENS OF THE STONE ...

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GOTTHARD Score 10th Consecutive No. 1 Album In Switzerland

GOTTHARD have just scored their 10th consecutive No. 1 album in their home country of Switzerland. "Made in Switzerland" — which beat the latest releases from TOOL and PEARL JAM — is a CD/DVD set that contains 17 songs that were recorded during a concert at the Hallenstadion in Zürich in December 2005. In addition ...

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TOOL Pulls Out All Stops For CD Package

Launch Radio Networks reports: TOOL's new album, "10,000 Days", features some of the most elaborate CD packaging ever seen, with stereoptic lenses built right into the cover art so that fans can look through photos and artwork inside the CD jacket in full 3-D. The band has previously done equally impressive packages for its "Aenima" ...

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TOOL Frontman Puts Winery Business First

World Entertainment News Network is reporting that TOOL frontman Maynard James Keenan is planning his touring schedule around his new vineyard's harvesting and bottling because he insists on being part of the process. The eccentric rocker launched Merkin Vineyards in Sedona, Arizona last year and his first attempt at winemaking, the limited edition Primer Paso, ...

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AXL ROSE Comments On GUNS N' ROSES Concert Sellouts

GUNS N' ROSES' four warm-up concerts at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom sold out in less than three minutes. The four shows on the 12, 14, 15 and 17 of May are warm-ups for the European leg of the band's forthcoming tour which starts on May 25 in Madrid at Juan Carlos Arena. The band's frontman ...

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SATYRICON, KHOMA Confirmed For U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival

SATYRICON, HENRY ROLLINS (spoken word) and KHOMA are among the latest acts confirmed for Download festival, set to take place at Castle Donington, Leicestershire, over the weekend of June 9-11 June. Download 2006 will go something like this: Friday, June 9: Main Stage: TOOL DEFTONES FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND COHEED & CAMBRIA SOULFLY STRAPPING YOUNG ...

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TOOL, PEARL JAM To Top Next Week's BILLBOARD Album Chart

Hits Daily Double is reporting that TOOL's "10,000 Days" looks poised to sell in the 600,000 range after a tremendous first-day start, according to retailers around the country. This is roughly in line with the first-week performance of the band's last album, "Lateralus", which shifted 555,000 copies back in May 2001 to debut at No. ...

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