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SHADOWS FALL, UNEARTH, CONVERGE Featured On 'AMP Magazine' DVD

Music Video Distributors and AMP Magazine have announced the home viewing release of "AMP Magazine: Video Archive for the Ages – Vol 1" for worldwide distribution on DVD. After creating one of the most recognized and respected names in the alternative/punk world over the first couple years of its existence with its magazines and CD ...

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LAMB OF GOD To Tape 'Headbanger's Ball' Appearance

LAMB OF GOD will reportedly be taping a MTV2 "Headbanger's Ball" appearance on the morning of March 4 in New York City, shortly before heading out for the first date of the group's "Subliminal Verses Tour" with SLIPKNOT and SHADOWS FALL tour in Hartford, Connecticut. They will be discussing the upcoming tour as well as ...

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LAMB OF GOD: New 'Killadelphia' DVD Release Date Announced

Epic Records has set an April 19 release date for the LAMB OF GOD DVD, "Killadelphia". The disc will consist primarily of footage filmed during the band's two performances at Philadelphia's Trocadero on October 16-17, 2004. Directing the shoot was Doug Spangenberg of High Roller Studios. Extras will include hours of uncensored behind-the-scenes footage taken ...

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Chronoclast - BURIED INSIDE

What's with Canadians and drum wizardry? First we have KATAKLYSM's marching-band "hyperblast," and now Ottawa youngin's BURIED INSIDE are pulling off some kind of similar rat-a-tat-tat that turns their "blast beat" sections into a friggin' avalanche of sound. Meanwhile, they're shifting from these utter obliteration parts to quasi-melodic noodling that's somewhere between metalcore and MASTODON, ...

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MSNBC: DARKTHRONE A Better GRAMMY Choice?

LAMB OF GOD, CONVERGE, SATYRICON and — DARKTHRONE? Those are the unlikely alternate Grammy nominees suggested to MSNBC recently by "Sound of the Beast" author Ian Christe. "Then again," Christe told the Microsoft-backed news network, "DARKTHRONE already refused their nomination for the Norwegian version of the awards. These back-slapping events are viewed by most metalheads ...

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LAMB OF GOD: Original BURN THE PRIEST Album To Be Reissued In March

LAMB OF GOD's first album, released under the group's previous moniker BURN THE PRIEST, will be reissued by Epic Records in March. Remixed and remastered by metal guru Colin Richardson (MACHINE HEAD, FEAR FACTORY, NAPALM DEATH), and featuring new liner notes by original producer Steve Austin (CONVERGE, TODAY IS THE DAY, UNSANE), the album was ...

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LOSA: Debut Album Delayed

Dallas-based metalcore outfit LOSA have had the release date of their full-length debut, "The Perfect Moment" (Metal Blade Records), pushed back to March 2005 from the previously announced February. The album, which was mixed by Matthew Ellard (CONVERGE, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME) and mastered by Alan Douches (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, UNEARTH), contains "41 ...

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MASTODON Confirmed For Japan's EXTREME THE DOJO VOL. 11 Tour

MASTODON are the latest act added to the Extreme The Dojo Vol. 11 Japanese mini-tour featuring CONVERGE and ISIS. According to the official Extreme The Dojo web site, MASTODON confirmed their participation in the festival this past week. The dates are as follows: Feb. 02 – Osaka, JPN @ Club Quattro Feb. 03 - Nagoya, ...

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Swedish Metal Magazine CLOSE-UP Reveals Top Albums Of 2004

MASTODON's "Leviathan" has been named "Album of the Year" by the critics at Sweden's premiere metal/rock publication Close-Up. In the December/January issue, an array of musicians, including cover stars Robert Flynn from MACHINE HEAD and Anders Fridén from IN FLAMES (view cover here), discuss the music year 2004. MASTODON's "Leviathan" also made the ...

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MELVINS Tribute CD Featuring MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD To Surface In May

Fractured Transmitter Records has set a May 10 release date for the upcoming tribute CD to THE MELVINS. Titled "We Reach: The Music Of The Melvins", the album will include contributions from such acts as MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, MASTODON, KEELHAUL, HOUSE OF LOW CULTURE, MEATJACK, LICKGOLDENSKY, ABSENTEE, DISENGAGE, ABDULLAH and ...

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LOSA: New Songs Posted Online

Dallas-based metalcore outfit LOSA have uploaded two brand new tracks, "Unsuspecting Mind" and "From the Ashes of Infancy", at this location. The songs are taken from the band's full-length debut, "The Perfect Moment", tentatively due in February 2005 via Metal Blade Records. The album, which was mixed by Matthew Ellard (CONVERGE, BETWEEN THE ...

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SHADOWS FALL Enter Billboard Chart At No. 20!

SHADOWS FALL's "The War Within" has sold 39,251 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at No. 20 on The Billboard 200 chart. "The War Within" is the follow-up to 2002's "The Art of Balance", which has shifted 107,071 units to date in the United States, according to Nielsen ...

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GF93 Complete Work On New Album: Audio Samples Available

Italian "alternative metal" band GF93 have completed work on their new album, entitled "OSR", with producer Alessandro Paolucci. Mixing duties were handled by Martin Barbour and Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE). An October release via Incendiary Records is expected. Three cuts ("Enter the Cult", "Le Sive" and "25 Times Fire Devastates") from the forthcoming CD have been ...

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BURIED INSIDE Sign To RELAPSE RECORDS

Ottawa, Canada quintet BURIED INSIDE have inked a deal with Relapse Records. The group's Relapse debut, "Chronoclast", is scheduled for release in early 2005. A special November 9, 2004 Canadian release date is expected. BURIED INSIDE "combine aggression with melody to create their own style of sleek and powerful heavy music," according to a press ...

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GF93 Sign With [INCENDIARY.RECORDS]

Italian "alternative metal" band GF93 have inked a three-album deal with [incendiary.records]. The group's new album, entitled "OSR", will be recorded at West Link Recorders in June with producers Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE) and Alessandro Paolucci. A September/early October release is expected. (Thanks: Tartarean Desire) ...

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ILL NINO Film New Video

ILL NINO shot a video for the track "This Time's For Real" on Tuesday (Jan. 13) in Spanish Harlem in New York City. Directing the proceedings was Zack Merck, who has previously worked with NEVERMORE and CONVERGE, among others. The clip should be competed by the second week of February. ...

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CONVERGE Sign With EPITAPH RECORDS

Boston, Massachusetts's innovative metallic hardcore heavyweights CONVERGE have signed with Epitaph Records. After returning from a January European tour, CONVERGE will begin recording their long-awaited follow-up to 2001's critically acclaimed "Jane Doe", tentatively entitled "You Fail Me", in March and April. Slated for a mid-2004 release through Epitaph, the album's vinyl duties will be handled ...

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MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD To Appear On THE MELVINS Tribute CD

MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, HIGH ON FIRE and DOG FASHION DISCO are among the artists confirmed to appear on an upcoming tribute CD to THE MELVINS. Titled "We Reach: The Music Of The Melvins", the album will be the second release through Fractured Transmitter Records, the label formed by MUSHROOMHEAD vocalist Jason ...

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CONVERGE Cancel European Tour

CONVERGE have been forced to cancel their previously announced European tour scheduled for September 27-October 4 "due to scheduling conflicts, financial limitations, and lastly time limitations," according to an official statement. "Apologies to all of our European supporters who were looking forward to this appearance. We hope to reschedule the shows as soon as possible. ...

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Of Which They Bleed - WITHERED EARTH

It doesn't suffice to be a plain old death metal band these days. By their spidery logo alone, it would suggest that New York's WITHERED EARTH are entirely and wholeheartedly clinging to the malevolent horns of MORBID ANGEL et al. But peel back the layers of blood-spattered graphics and mummified ghouls and you'll find a ...

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