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TRANSMISSION0 To Release Debut Album In August

Netherland-based aggressive metal/hardcore band TRANSMISSION0 will release their debut album, "0" (Zero), on August 24 through Go Kart Records. "0" was completely created (recorded/mixed) at the band's own Behind Green Door Studios in Tilburg, The Netherlands with guitarist Mischa van Rodijnen serving as both album producer and mixer. "At first it didn't look as if ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE: Live DVD On The Way

According to APerfectCircle.net, there will definitely be a live A PERFECT CIRCLE DVD released sometime in the near future. Footage the band taped in Texas is currently being compiled along with random other bits and pieces. No further information is available at this time. A PERFECT CIRCLE singer Maynard James Keenan is currently ...

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TOOL Answer Fans' Questions

A brand-new webcast of TOOL members Adam Jones (guitars), Justin Chancellor (bass) and Danny Carey (drums) answering fan-submitted questions is available online at Toolband.com. TOOL are currently working on material for the follow-up to 2001's "Lateralus", tentatively due in early 2005. Plans also exist for the group to issue a DVD of footage ...

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A String Quartet Covers METALLICA, KORN And TOOL And More

Steve Morse of the Boston Globe reports: "The terms 'string quartet' and 'heavy metal' aren't generally found in the same sentence, let alone the same universe. So how could any self-respecting music fan imagine string quartets doing instrumental tribute albums to such bands as METALLICA, TOOL, KORN, DISTURBED, and even the ultra-aggressive MUDVAYNE? "And how ...

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TOOL: New Album Update

According to a posting at Toolband.com, TOOL members Adam Jones (guitars), Justin Chancellor (bass) and Danny Carey (drums) "have been keeping to their rigorous schedule, writing and arranging material for the next TOOL CD, this despite the Lakers being in the NBA play-offs, a fact of life which occupies a couple of the ...

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BOTTOM To Work With TOOL Producer

San Francisco-based female metal trio BOTTOM have enlisted Sylvia Massy Shivy (TOOL, SYSTEM OF A DOWN) to produce their upcoming third album, "I Hug Myself All the Time". The record will be released on an as-yet-undetermined label. Demo versions of three new songs — "Dead2u", "Mortal 'N Me" and "I Scare My Friends" — can ...

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UNDUN To Open For ABLOOM In Denver

Denver-based rock band UNDUN have been selected to open for ABLOOM at the Zippo Hot Tour launch show scheduled for June 9 at the Gothic Theatre. UNDUN were among 16 bands selected nationally (out of a total of 300) to represent the local scene in the Zippo Hot Tour contest. Formed in October 2001, UNDUN ...

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TRENT REZNOR: TAPEWORM Is Dead

NINE INCH NAILS mastermind Trent Reznor has officially confirmed in an online posting that the much-hyped TAPEWORM project — which was to feature contributions from A PERFECT CIRCLE/TOOL frontman Maynard Keenan and PANTERA's Phil Anselmo, among others — will probably never see the light of day. Asked by a fan for an update on the ...

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TOOL Drummer: New Album Will Be Heavier Than 'Lateralus'

TOOL drummer Danny Carey, guitarist Adam Jones and bassist Justin Chancellor have been jamming together for the past few months and they've already got the framework for 10 to 12 new songs, according to MTV.com. "They're very much in the infant stage, where we have all these different jams and we start piecing them together," ...

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San Antonio's LEFT Sign With SABA RECORDS USA

San Antonio, Texas-based metallers LEFT have inked a deal with Saba Records USA. The band are currently in the studio recording a new EP with producer Davey Lee (BYFIST/REVEREND guitarist). LEFT, who drawn influences from the likes of TOOL, CHIMAIRA and STONE SOUR, have opened shows for GODHEAD and most recently BYFIST, to name a ...

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STURCH: Demo Tracks Available For Download

Germany's STURCH have uploaded several songs at their official web site, including an acoustic cut titled "Teamlove". Download them at this location. The quartet, who consist of Dennis Wendig (vocals), Armin Roehrs (guitar), Mario Evers (bass) and Martin Bendig (drums), play a musical style described in a recent Rock Hard review as a ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE To Take Long Break After Spring Tour

A PERFECT CIRCLE plan on taking a long break following their June 13 concert in Denver to allow singer Maynard James Keenan to work on the follow-up to TOOL's 2001 offering "Lateralus" and primary songwriter Billy Howerdel to record a solo album. "We don't have any intention of breaking up or anything," Howerdel told MTV.com. ...

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MIA ZAPATA Murder Trial: DNA Link Challenged

Christine Clarridge of the Seattle Times reports that jurors in the trial of Jesus Mezquia — charged with killing THE GITS singer Mia Zapata in 1993 — may have to decide whether Mezquia's DNA, which authorities say was found in bite wounds on her body, is enough to convict him of murder. In opening statements ...

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DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT PACKAGE Debuts Featuring HALFORD Live Concert

With the record industry scrambling for ways to service the downloading audience, DEP Music TM is introducing a new digital media which allows the packaging of all promotional, media, artwork, audio and video elements of established and breaking bands bringing it to the fan bases with a very friendly and easy-to-use interface. Known by millions ...

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THE ACCIDENT EXPERIMENT: San Diego Date Announced

THE ACCIDENT EXPERIMENT, the California-based band featuring former P.O.D. guitarist Marcos Curiel, will be performing at Soma in San Diego on Saturday, February 28. Also set to appear are HORNSWAGGLED, BLACKLETTER DAYS, TENTWENTYKILL and COLPORTER. THE ACCIDENT EXPERIMENT — completed by vocalist Pete Stewart (ex-GRAMMATRAIN), bassist Tony Delocht and drummer Ernie Longoria (both ex-SPRUNG MONKEY) ...

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SEETHINGS Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Replacement

SEETHINGS, the new Swedish band fronted by former DARKANE vocalist Lawrence Mackrory, have parted ways with ex-DIABOLICAL bassist Lars Söderberg and have replaced him with ex-SELPH four-stringer Daniel Jägestedt. SEETHINGS' debut album, "Parallels", was released in Europe and Scandinavia in October through Scarlet Records. The CD was produced by Daniel Bergstrand (IN FLAMES, MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING ...

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SEETHINGS: Video Posted Online

SEETHINGS, the new Swedish band fronted by former DARKANE vocalist Lawrence Mackrory, have posted the video clip for the track "Slow Healer" at this location (file size: 45 MB). "Slow Healer" comes off the group's debut album, "Parallels", which was released in Europe and Scandinavia last month through Scarlet Records. At this point, ...

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GLENN HUGHES To Rock The House Of Blues

Former BLACK SABBATH/DEEP PURPLE vocalist Glenn Hughes will play with Chad Smith (of RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS fame) at "The Drum Off", sponsored by Guitar Center at the House of Blues on Sunset Strip in Hollywood. The gig will take place on Sunday, November 23 and will start at 6:00 p.m. "The Drum Off" features ...

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Former P.O.D. Guitarist's New Band Added To KORN/SEVENDUST Concert

THE ACCIDENT EXPERIMENT, the California-based band featuring former P.O.D. guitarist Marcos Curiel, have been added to San Diego's Rock 105 annual "The Rock That Stole Christmas" concert featuring KORN and SEVENDUST December 11 at the San Diego Sports Arena. Tickets go on sale Friday (Nov. 14) at 10:00 a.m. through Ticketmaster. THE ACCIDENT EXPERIMENT — ...

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