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INTO ETERNITY Tap Original Drummer For New Album

Tim Roth of the Regina, Saskatchewan-based progressive metallers INTO ETERNITY has issued the following update on the band's curent and upcoming activities: "The new album is still underway for us. Right now we are looking at 11 songs for the new album. Each song is a bit more compact compared to what we usually have ...

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DISTURBED Tap TODD MCFARLANE To Direct Next Video

According to IGN.com, Spawn comic and movie creator Todd McFarlane revealed at the inaugural New York Comic-Con this past weekend that he has been tapped to direct the next video for DISTURBED. McFarlane, along with longtime Spawn artist Greg Capullo, recently collaborated on the band's "Ten Thousand Fists" album cover, and now the comics guru ...

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AS SWEET Guitarist ANDY SCOTT Comments On Singer's Departure

Former THE SWEET guitarist/vocalist Andy Scott has confirmed the departure of SHY frontman Tony Mills from Scott's current band, dubbed AS SWEET. Commented Andy: "It is with a certain degree of sadness that I can confirm that SWEET are still looking for a singer/bassist. We have just completed a tour of Denmark and it was ...

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GODLESS RISING: Former VITAL REMAINS Members Announce Rhode Island Show

GODLESS RISING, the Rhode Island-based death metal band featuring original VITAL REMAINS members Jeff Gruslin (vocals; 1987-1996, 1999-2000), Paul Flynn (guitar), and Ricky Corbit (drums), will play their first local show on Saturday, February 11, 2006 at KCS Tap/Cat Club in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Also appearing on the bill will be CANDY STRIPER DEATH ORGY. ...

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ZAO Are 'Excited' About Upcoming Tour With IN FLAMES

Greensburg, Pennsylvania's ZAO will be supporting Sweden's IN FLAMES on their upcoming U.S. tour beginning in late January. Also on the tour will be buzz-making heavy music bands TRIVIUM and DEVILDRIVER. Commenting on their addition to the tour, ZAO guitarist Scott Mellinger said, "I listen to IN FLAMES albums 'Clayman' and 'Reroute To Remain' all ...

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MINISTRY Mainman: GEORGE W. BUSH Is A 'Loser'

Jeff Kerby of KNAC.COM recently conducted an interview with MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen. A few excerpts from the chat follows: KNAC.COM: I've been dying to ask you this since last November — what was running through your mind when you saw the electoral map and state after state kept coming up Bush red? ...

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THEATRE OF TRAGEDY Finish Recording New Album, Tap GREG REELY For Mix

Norway's THEATRE OF TRAGEDY have completed the recordings for their sixth, as-yet-untitled album for a March 24, 2006 release via AFM Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Assembly" was produced by Rico Darum (ZEROMANCER, GOTHMINISTER, APOPTYGMA BERZERK) and will be mixed by Greg Reely (PARADISE LOST, FEAR FACTORY, SKINNY PUPPY, DELERIUM) in November/December. THEATRE OF TRAGEDY's ...

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CHRIS CORNELL Says SOUNDGARDEN Reunion Will 'Probably Not' Happen

Travis Hay of Seattle Post-Intelligencer recently conducted an in-depth interview with AUDIOSLAVE/ex-SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell. A few excerpts from the chat follow: Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Has living outside of the country [Cornell resides in Paris, France with his wife and daughter] helped with things coming full circle? Chris Cornell: "Living outside of the country ...

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KATAKLYSM Tap LOWLIFEMEDIA For New Video

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have tapped director Maurice Swinkels from LowlifeMedia (EXODUS, ABORTED, GOREFEST) to film the band's video for the track "Crippled & Broken", from their forthcoming album, "In the Arms of Devastation". The conceptual clip will be shot in Amsterdam, Netherlands in early March, shortly prior to the band's European co-headlining tour as ...

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DEEP PURPLE: 'Live in Concert 72/73' DVD Due This Fall

Eagle Rock Entertainment, the leading independent source for high-quality music audio/visual programming, this fall will release "Deep Purple: Live in Concert 72/73". This historically significant collection of vintage live footage of the classic lineup of one of the greatest heavy metal bands in rock history is now available on DVD. The greater portion of "Live ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE: When OZZY Tried To Kill Me

U.TV is reporting that Sharon Osbourne has recounted the moment her rock star husband tried to kill her. The family are appearing in a one-off U.K. documentary, "Ozzy Osbourne: In My Life", in which eldest daughter Aimee speaks publicly for the first time. Sharon, 52, describes the moment the BLACK SABBATH star — ...

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Classic THE ALMIGHTY Lineup To Reunite For Two Shows

Former THE ALMIGHTY frontman Ricky Warwick has made the following announcement: "It was last September; I woke up in Dundalk, Ireland in agony and couldn't see out of my eyes (hung over again I hear you all say!). No, this time I wasn't. I was on my first solo headline tour of Ireland with my ...

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MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD: 'Merciless' Cover Banned

According to Roadrunner Records U.K., New York hardcore legends MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD are in trouble again. The artwork for the group's upcoming third album, "Merciless", has both U.S. distributor RED and Roadrunner ready to shelve the album. "We had no idea this would happen this time," swore the group's guitarist/co-lyricist, Justin Brannan. The "Merciless" cover ...

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Transgression - FEAR FACTORY

Just before sitting down to write this review, I happened to read the latest FEAR FACTORY news posted right here on Blabbermouth. Specifically, vocalist Burton C. Bell's description of "Transgression" as "experimental" is the part that stuck. It's a good starting point, so let's go with it. While the new album is not "Archetype", I ...

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SLIPKNOT Tap UNEARTH, AS I LAY DYING For Fall Tour

SLIPKNOT have tapped UNEARTH and AS I LAY DYING to open for them on their fall tour. Unlike SLIPKNOT's spring outing, which saw the Iowa-based nine-piece performing in arenas, the upcoming month-long trek will consist primarily of multiple dates in smaller venues. So far, only a three-show run in New York City has been announced: ...

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FEAR FACTORY: New Album Preview Available

A brand-new FEAR FACTORY e-card, featuring previews of the new FEAR FACTORY tracks "540,000 Degrees Fahreheit" and "Supernova", has been made available at this location. As previously reported, FEAR FACTORY's new album, "Transgression", will be made available in Europe as a limited-edition pack with a bonus DVD. The DVD is expected to include ...

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