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THE AURORA PROJECT Confirmed For Holland's PROGPOWER EUROPE Festival

Dutch atmospheric progressive rock/metal band THE AURORA PROJECT have been added to the lineup of acts performing at the ProgPower Europe festival, set to take place October 1-2 at JC Sjiwa in Baarlo, the Netherlands. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: Saturday, October 1: GREEN CARNATION (Norway) NOVEMBERS DOOM (USA) ORPHANED LAND ...

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TOOL Admit To April Fool's Prank, Continue Writing New Album

TOOL's official web site, ToolBand.com, has been updated with the following message: "Good news, April Fool's fans. The writing and recording is back under way. When approached for comment on his recent encounter with the Son of God, Maynard said, 'That guy's a punk!' "As it turns out, Maynard was out 'location scouting' near the ...

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TOOL's April Fool's Prank Has Fans Worried

Launch Radio Networks reports: TOOL gave its fans a shock on April Fool's Day when a posting at the band's web site, Toolband.com, reported that singer Maynard James Keenan was not recording with the band because he had "found Jesus." Keenan himself emailed the webmaster of TOOL fan site ToolShed.down.net, saying, "I thought it only ...

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EYES OF FIRE Complete Work On New Album; Wrap Up Successful U.S. Tour

Orange County-based quintet EYES OF FIRE have just completed work on their as-yet-untitled highly anticipated sophomore album, currently set for a late summer release via Century Media Records. The recent additions of keyboardist Pete Traux and drummer Nicky Bernardi helped them become a more dynamic and focused group, and their maniacal ambient savagery has reached ...

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LEGACY Sign With VALHALLA RECORDS

Los Angeles-based hard rock outfit LEGACY, founded by bass ace Marten Andersson (LIZZY BORDEN, GEORGE LYNCH, STARWOOD), has inked a deal with U.K.'s Valhalla Records. The label will re-master and release LEGACY's debut CD with new artwork, bonus tracks as well as future releases through this agreement. Marten Andersson will be starting to work on ...

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AXIS OF JUSTICE Celebrates Farmworkers' Victory

AUDIOSLAVE's Tom Morello and SYSTEM OF A DOWN's Serj Tankian are proud to join in the celebration of the decisive victory that the farmworkers of Immokalee, Florida (the Coalition of Immokalee WorkersCIW) have just claimed. For more than four years, the CIW has been embroiled in a boycott of Taco Bell, the major ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS: Photos From Tsunami Benefit Concert Posted Online

The surviving members of ALICE IN CHAINS were joined on stage by Maynard James Keenan (TOOL), Wes Scantlin (PUDDLE OF MUDD), Patrick Lachman (DAMAGEPLAN) and Ann Wilson (HEART) during their performance at a benefit for tsunami relief Friday night (Feb. 18) night in Seattle, Washington. ALICE IN CHAINS members Jerry Cantrell (guitar), Mike Inez (bass), ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS Joined By TOOL, PUDDLE OF MUDD, DAMAGEPLAN Singers During Benefit Concert

The surviving members of ALICE IN CHAINS were joined on stage by Maynard James Keenan (TOOL), Wes Scantlin (PUDDLE OF MUDD), Patrick Lachman (DAMAGEPLAN) and Ann Wilson (HEART) during their performance at a benefit for tsunami relief Friday night (Feb. 18) night in Seattle, Washington. ALICE IN CHAINS members Jerry Cantrell (guitar), Mike Inez (bass), ...

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BLOODBATH Land Endorsement Deal With ES GUITARS

According to a posting on BLOODBATH's official web site, Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström and BLOODBATH have entered an exclusive endorsement deal with ES Guitars from Connecticut, USA. Nyström's choice of axe is a model called SS-88AN and was based on their line of "anti-corporate" handcrafted designs to serve as a tool of use and abuse on ...

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Character - DARK TRANQUILLITY

"Character" has been awaited obsessively by the self-appointed defenders of heavy, who've pinned their Swede-metal hopes on DARK TRANQUILLITY after lamenting loud and long the "selling out" of IN FLAMES, SOILWORK, et al. Good news — Mikael Stanne's much-maligned clean vocals are history, his emotive snarl capable of carrying rudimentary melody and, more importantly, expressing ...

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THUNDERSTONE: Tour Dates Announced

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Mar. 25 - Tampere, FIN @ Pakkahuone/Tulliklubi w/ HAMMERFALL, LORDI, FIREWIND: Apr. 21 - Pratteln, SWI @ Z 7 Apr. 22 - Filderstadt, GER @ Filharmonie Apr. 23 - Lichtenfels, GER @ Stadthalle Apr. 24 - Oberhausen, GER @ Turbinenhalle ...

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THUNDERSTONE: New Album Details Revealed

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have set "Tools of Destruction" as the title of their third full-length album, tentatively due in Europe on April 18 via Nuclear Blast Records. Release dates for the USA and Japan will be announced soon. "Tools of Destruction" was mixed at Timo Tolkki's (STRATOVARIUS) Goldenworks studio with producer/guitarist Nino Laurenne. ...

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APHELION Announce New Singer

APHELION (formerly MANDYLION), the Oslo, Norway-based group featuring former members of SACRALIS, OLD MAN'S CHILD, PECCATUM and DIMENSION F3H, have announced the addition of singer Cecile Langlie to the group's ranks. "We hope to start recording the new vocals [for the full-length debut] shortly and get the album out as soon as possible." APHELION released ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE's JOSH FREESE Drumming For STING

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that singer Maynard James Keenan has gone back to TOOL, bassist Jeordie White has joined the touring lineup of NINE INCH NAILS, and now A PERFECT CIRCLE drummer Josh Freese has found something to do while APC is on hiatus. Freese will sit behind the kit for former POLICE singer ...

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ISIS: 'In Fiction' Video Posted Online

ISIS' video for the track "In Fiction" has been posted online at Launch.com. "In Fiction" comes off the group's third full-length album, "Panopticon", released last October through Ipecac Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Oceanic", "Panopticon" was produced by Matt Bayles (MASTODON, PEARL JAM) and features a guest appearance on the track "Altered Course" ...

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RE:IGNITION: New Songs Posted Online

RE:IGNITION, the new band featuring SKINLAB members Steev Esquivel and Snake, have uploaded two new songs, "Left Behind" and "Unbearable", at MySpace.com. RE:IGNITION recently spent time at RadioStar studios in Weed, California recording material with acclaimed producer Sylvia Massy Shivy (TOOL, SEVENDUST, DEFTONES, SYSTEM OF A DOWN). "Although the tracks are not mastered ...

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SPOCK'S BEARD To Release 'Octane' Next Month

SPOCK'S BEARD, one of the leaders of the modern progressive rock movement worldwide, will release their new studio album, "Octane", on February 1 through InsideOut Music America. It is the band's eighth album and the follow-up to their 2003 release "Feel Euphoria". With "Octane", lead vocalist/drummer Nick D'Virgilio, guitarist/vocalist Alan Morse, keyboardist Ryo Okumoto and ...

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THUNDERSTONE: In Mixing Mode

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have commenced the mixing process for their third album at Timo Tolkki's (STRATOVARIUS) Goldenworks studio with producer/guitarist Nino Laurenne. 11 songs are being finalized, with the track listing, album title and release date soon to be announced. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Tool of the Devil", "Welcome ...

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