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TOOL Drummer: 'We Truly Are An Alternative Band'

Despite the long wait between TOOL albums, the group remains as popular as ever. Drummer Danny Carey told Launch that he feels the band's integrity has kept the fans coming back. "We truly are an alternative band," he said. "It's an alternative to what other people label as alternative, that actually all sounds the same ...

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TOOL: New Album Artwork Posted Online

TOOL have revealed the cover artwork for their new album, "10,000 Days", due on May 2 via Volcano. Check it out at Toolband.com. The 77-minute, 11-song prog-metal odyssey, which is said to be "packed with plenty of eight minute-plus twisted riff-a-thons, odd-tempo polyrhythms and the band's trademark, eerie interludes" (according to Kerrang! magazine), ...

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LACUNA COIL: Acoustic Performances/Signing Sessions Announced

Italy's LACUNA COIL have lined up the following acoustic performances and in-store signings during the coming weeks: Saturday, April 8: Borders #554 4718 N. Broadway Ave Chicago, IL 60640 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Acoustic set (3 songs); signing to follow acoustic set Store #: (773) 334-7338 / Fax (773) 334-8354 Sunday, April 9: Borders ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS, BLEEDING THROUGH Confirmed For U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival

According to Virtual Festivals, ALICE IN CHAINS, SIKTH, THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS, ALEXISONFIRE, BLEEDING THROUGH, and ENGERICA are the latest acts confirmed for this year's Download festival, which organizers say is selling faster than any previous event... The three-day rock festival takes place at Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England over the weekend of June 9-11. ...

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SONATA ARCTICA Confirmed For Finland's RUISROCK Festival

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have been confirmed for the Ruisrock festival, set to take place July 7-9 in Turku, Finland. Also scheduled to appear are TOOL, BACKYARD BABIES, THE RASMUS, APOCALYPTICA, DANKO JONES, SAXON, OPETH, SOILWORK, THE GATHERING, HANOI ROCKS, THE 69 EYES, NEGATIVE and AMORPHIS, among others. As previously reported, "Reckoning Night" — ...

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TOOL: New Album Track Listing Revealed

TOOL have announced the final track listing of their new album, "10,000 Days", due on May 2 via Volcano. The 77-minute, 11-song prog-metal odyssey, which is said to be "packed with plenty of eight minute-plus twisted riff-a-thons, odd-tempo polyrhythms and the band's trademark, eerie interludes" (according to Kerrang! magazine), is the follow-up to 2001's "Lateralus", ...

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OZZFEST 2006: Tour Routing Revealed

Sources close to the Ozzfest organization have told MTV.com that there had been discussions with both the KORN and METALLICA camps for the headlining slot at this year's festival, but that those talks were informal and never got passed the initial negotiations. A SEPULTURA reunion, featuring original frontman Max Cavalera, was also in the works, ...

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GREEN CARNATION Confirmed For Norway's QUART Festival

Norway's prog-metal masters GREEN CARNATION have been confirmed for the Quart Festival, set to take place in their hometown, Kristiansand, in early July. Other acts scheduled to appear include DEPECHE MODE, OPETH, TOOL, MUSE, KANYE WEST and PHARRELL. GREEN CARNATION will share stage with critically acclaimed British band BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE at Plenen on ...

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LACUNA COIL Debut Eight 'Karmacode' Songs At London Show

Italy's LACUNA COIL premiered no less than eight songs off their upcoming "Karmacode" album — including first single, "Our Truth", and the DEPECHE MODE cover "Enjoy the Silence" — during their one-off performance at the Forum in London, England on March 5. The group's setlist was as follows: 01. TightRope 02. Fragile* 03. Self Deception ...

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JOE FRANCO, EDDIE OJEDA, JOE LYNN TURNER: Photos And Audio Posted Online

TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 48 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. The episode features an interview with Joe Franco (ex-TWISTED SISTER, WIDOWMAKER) and Eddie Ojeda (TWISTED SISTER) plus a short ID from former DEEP PURPLE and RAINBOW frontman Joe Lynn Turner. Interview topics include Franco's audio production house, Ojeda's "Axes 2 Axes" solo effort, and the ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Confirmed For Denmark's ROSKILDE FESTIVAL

GUNS N' ROSES have been confirmed for this year's Roskilde Festival, set to take place June 29 – July 2 in Roskilde, Denmark. Also scheduled to appear are TOOL, DEFTONES, OPETH, HATESPHERE and VOLBEAT, among others. More acts will be announced soon. GUNS N' ROSES' European schedule is now shaping up as follows: May 27 ...

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TOOL: New Album Title Revealed?

According to a posting on TOOL's official web site, Toolband.com, TOOL's new album will be titled "10,000 Days". An early May release is expected. In a recent interview with Britain's Kerrang! magazine (web site), the members of TOOL spoke about the 77-minute, 11-song prog-metal odyssey, which is said to be packed ...

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DEFTONES Confirmed For Denmark's ROSKILDE Festival

DEFTONES have been confirmed for this year's Roskilde Festival, set to take place June 29 – July 2 in Roskilde, Denmark. Also scheduled to appear are TOOL, OPETH, HATESPHERE and VOLBEAT, among others. More acts will be announced soon. DEFTONES drummer Abe Cunningham recently confirmed to Billboard.com that the band have finally finished recording their ...

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ENSLAVED Finish Filming Two New Videos

Norwegian extreme metallers ENSLAVED have posted the following message on their official web site: "ENSLAVED has just returned to base in Bergen, after a hectic weekend in the wilderness. They recorded material for two videos to support their coming 'Ruun' album (album due to be released May 8th, 2006). The first video, 'Path to Vanir', ...

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TOOL: European Tour Dates Announced

TOOL have officially announced the following European tour dates: May 26 - Lisbon, POR @ Superrock Festival May 27 - Madrid, SPA @ Festimad May 29 - Barcelona, SPA @ Razzmatazz May 30 - Lyon, FRA @ Transbordeur May 31 - Luxembourg City, LUX @ Rockhal Jun. 02 - GER @ Rock AM Ring Jun. ...

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EYES OF FIRE Explain Show Cancellations

Orange County-based quintet EYES OF FIRE have posted the following message on their official web site: "EYES OF FIRE would like to apologize to the fans in Kansas City, Denver, Ogden, and Boise, for not being able to perform those shows. EYES OF FIRE were unable to make those shows due to their trusty van ...

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