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Israel's SEEK IRONY Sign Production Deal With SYLVIA MASSY SHIVY

Israeli rockers SEEK IRONY have signed a production deal with acclaimed producer Sylvia Massy Shivy (TOOL, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, SEVENDUST, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, SKUNK ANANSIE, POWERMAN 5000). The band have been invited to record their first full-length album during November-December 2005 at Radio Star Studios in Weed, California. Co-producing and engineering the CD ...

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EYES OF FIRE Embark On Tour With APOCALYPTICA; Shoot New Video

Orange County-based quintet EYES OF FIRE will embark on a U.S. tour with APOCALYPTICA today in anticipation of "Prisons", their eagerly awaited sophomore release. The trek will lead the two genre-defying artists cross-country over the course of only two weeks. The group just wrapped up a national U.S. tour alongside labelmates MANNTIS after completing highly ...

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TOOL: Studio Update

MJI Interactive reports: After months of pre-production, TOOL finally have begun recording their long-awaited follow-up to 2001's "Lateralus". According to guitarist Adam Jones' blog, the band has been working on the as-yet-untitled album for a few weeks and has been visited by QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Josh Homme and the MELVINS' King ...

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NASUM: 'Grand Finale' Artwork Revealed

NASUM drummer Anders Jakobson has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "This past week the artwork and booklet design for the last (?)NASUM release, the collection 'Grind Finale', was finalized and sent to the printer. Now I finally can give you a preview of the front cover for this release. "The ...

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TOOL: New Studio Photos Posted Online

TOOL guitarist Adam Jones has uploaded several photos from the recording sessions for the group's new album at this location. TOOL's webmaster had previously posted a message at the band's official site stating that "for various reasons, the (new TOOL) album is being recorded in relative secrecy...even more so than past recording sessions ...

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Pitchfork and Lost Needles - CLUTCH

With everyone appropriately ga-ga over the last couple CLUTCH albums, it's easy to forget that the shaggy, tinfoil-hat-wearing stoner rock artisans used to be a pretty abrasive, heavy, and goddamn mean sounding band. There's a vocal minority out there who think the band peaked right out of the starting gate with their vicious "Passive Restraints" ...

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EYES OF FIRE To Support APOCALYPTICA On North American Tour

Orange County-based quintet EYES OF FIRE will be supporting Finnish cello-rockers APOCALYPTICA on their upcoming North American tour. Confirmed tour dates are as follows: Sep. 12 - Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club Sep. 13 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza Sep. 14 - Philadelphia, PA - TLA Sep. 15 - Boston, MA - Paradise ...

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LINEA 77 Complete Work On 'Evoluzione' Video

Italian antagonists LINEA 77 braved sweltering conditions last weekend as they completed work on the video for lead track "Evoluzione", taken from their forthcoming album, "Available for Propaganda". The band spent over 12 hours tearing through the track time and time again in the midst of what can only be described as a breathtaking industrial ...

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LINEA 77 To Release New Album In September

Italian antagonists LINEA 77 will release their long-awaited new album, "Available for Propaganda", on September 26 via Earache Records. After touring extensively in support of their 2003 release, "Numb", the band spent time in the U.S. at Paramount/Ameraycan Studios in Los Angeles (famous for hosting LED ZEPPELIN, JIMI HENDRIX, CYPRESS HILL and TOOL, to name ...

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GHOST MACHINE Featuring MOTOGRATER Members To Release Debut CD

GHOST MACHINE, the new band featuring MOTOGRATER members Ivan (Ghost) (vocals) and Chris "Crispy" Binns (drums), will release their self-titled debut CD on July 26 via their own label imprint, Black Blood Records. The CD was engineered and co-produced by Pete Murray (LO-PRO). Regarding the band's musical direction, Ivan said in a press release, "This ...

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SINGLE BULLET THEORY: In Pre-Production Mode

Vocalist/guitarist Matt Difabio of the Philadelphia-based metallers SINGLE BULLET THEORY has issued the following update on the band's current activities: "We are in pre-production for our next yet-to-be-titled release. We have 13 brand new songs written and are currently in arrangement mode. Thank god for the line 6 rifftracker, the best writing tool I have ...

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TOOL Recording New Album In 'Secrecy'

Launch Radio Networks reports: TOOL's webmaster posted a message at the band's official site last Friday (July 8), stating that "for various reasons, the (new TOOL) album is being recorded in relative secrecy...even more so than past recording sessions and related TOOL projects." The webmaster added, "When (the band decides) to release certain details pertaining ...

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TOOL: 'Lateralus' Vinyl Due In August

According to a posting on ToolShed.down.net, word on the street is that the vinyl edition of TOOL's "Lateralus" album will be hitting stores August 23 — only 51 months after the album first came out. The record will apparently be a double vinyl four-picture disc (which sounds like four pictures total on two ...

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EYES OF FIRE Confirm Album Title

Orange County-based quintet EYES OF FIRE have confirmed that they have set "Prisons" as the title of their upcoming sophomore album, tentatively due October 4 via Century Media Records (as first reported by BLABBERMOUTH.NET on June 28). The follow-up to last year's "Ashes to Embers" was produced by the band and mixed by Matt Bayles ...

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Cancel Tucson Show; Talk About Collaboration With STANTON MOORE

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY cancelled their previously scheduled July 6 appearance in Tucson, Arizona. No reason was given for the cancellation. In other news, The Times-Picayune recently conducted an interview with CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan and part-time drummer Stanton Moore (of GALACTIC fame). A few excerpts from the interview follow: On the unlikely collaboration ...

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BYZANTINE: 'Serpents' Enhanced Feature Revealed

When the new BYZANTINE album drops on July 12, many fans will be treated to a CD containing an enhanced feature never utilized before in heavy metal. This CD, "…And They Shall Take Up Serpents" (Prosthetic Records), will feature complete note-for-note guitar transcriptions, in both standard musical notation and guitar tablature notation, for aspiring guitarists ...

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EYES OF FIRE: New Album Title Announced

Orange County-based quintet EYES OF FIRE have reportedly set "Prisons" as the title of their upcoming sophomore album, tentatively due October 4 via Century Media Records. The follow-up to last year's "Ashes to Embers" was produced by the band and mixed by Matt Bayles (MASTODON, ISIS, NORMA JEAN). The drums and bass were tracked at ...

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ICED EARTH: 'Gettysburg (1863)' DVD Off To A Flying Start

ICED EARTH's "Gettysburg (1863)" DVD has sold nearly 3,000 copies since its initial release earlier this month — a very strong showing for a music DVD. The main program, a CGI-rendered video presentation of the epic "Gettysburg" trilogy from last year's hit album "The Glorious Burden", has been drawing praise from fans and media alike. ...

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The Wreck of the Minot - WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE

You may actually have to do a little digging to find the new album from this under-underground Boston trio. But put in the time, and you'll be rewarded with some of the most potent, crushing, timeless hard rock and roll to come down the pike this year. WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE marry clenched-fist riffs and ...

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The Perfect Moment - LOSA

Expecting another metalcore outfit plundering Swedish riffs and singing like canaries in the chorus? Think again — behind this enigmatic artwork lies one mindfucker of a hybridized, mutated metal masterpiece! LOSA twist and turn psychotically as this CD (one album-length movement, reportedly played from start to finish in their live show) veers through churning, stuttering ...

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EYES OF FIRE: New Music Available For Download

Orange County-based quintet EYES OF FIRE have posted two songs from their upcoming sophomore album at their official web site. "They are unmastered and the final product will have slightly different production qualities than what you hear now," reads a post on the group's web site. Check out the tracks "Blood (This Consumes You)" (

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