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STILL REMAINS: Studio Update

Michigan's STILL REMAINS are hard at work recording their second studio album, tentatively titled "The Serpent", in Los Angeles with producer Steve Evetts (SEPULTURA, STORY OF THE YEAR, HE IS LEGEND, SAVES THE DAY). Commented vocalist T.J. Miller: "OK...here is what's going on: I'm totally freaking out. Listening back to these songs right now is ...

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TOOL: More Tour Dates Announced

TOOL has announced the following U.S./Canadian dates in March/April: Mar. 15 - Las Vegas, NV The Pearl Mar. 16 - Las Vegas, NV The Pearl Mar. 18 - Reno, NV Reno Events Center Mar. 20 - San Diego, CA Cox Arena Mar. 21 - Tucson, AZ TCC Arena Mar. 23 - Albuquerque, NM Tingley Coliseum ...

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KARRAS Signs With MAINTAIN RECORDS

Berlin, Germany-based deathcore act KARRAS has signed a deal with Maintain Records for the release of the band's debut album. The group, which features "three beautiful girls" alongside frontman Devrim, mixed and mastered the CD last year with Jacob Bredahl (HATESPHERE) in Copenhagen. The multicultural four-piece (the roots of two of the girls are in ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist To Open For BLACKFIELD

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess will open for BLACKFIELD (the collaboration between PORCUPINE TREE leader Steven Wilson and Aviv Geffen) on all their East Coast U.S. shows. He will be performing as a solo artist featuring his unique piano style. The dates are as follows: Mar. 13 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live Mar. ...

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DREAM THEATER Signs With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

Roadrunner Records has announced the signing of progressive metal pioneers DREAM THEATER. A new studio album, "Systematic Chaos", is due in June. DREAM THEATER will hit the road in support of the album for a world tour, including major festival appearances in Europe. Since their first studio release in 1989, this U.S.-based five-piece has notched ...

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AS I LAY DYING's MANCINO Offering Private Drum Lessons

For all the drummers, or aspiring drummers, AS I LAY DYING's Jordan Mancino will be giving private drum lessons at San Diego Drum and Percussion starting February 10. For scheduling and more information, please contact: Todd @ San Diego Drum and Percussion 627 Escondido Ave Vista, CA 92084 Phone: (760) 945-3935 Web site: sandiegodrum.com Commented ...

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ONSLAUGHT Guitarist Talks About Reunion Album

Back in action after 15 years of silence, U.K. thrash metal legends ONSLAUGHT have just recorded the album of their lives. Brutal, infectious and brimming with energy, "Killing Peace" is set to blow every other thrash album of the last two decades out of the water, as original members Nige Rockett (guitars) and Steve Grice ...

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ONSLAUGHT: New Album Samples Available

The reformed lineup of the classic U.K. thrash outfit ONSLAUGHT has uploaded two audio samples from its upcoming album, "Killing Peace", at its MySpace page. Check out the tracks "Burn" and "Shock and Awe" at this location. Due on March 5, 2007 via Candlelight Records, "Killing Peace" was recorded at Backstage studio in ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist To Judge Italian 'Battle Of The Bands'

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess will appear as a special guest at a battle of the Italian DREAM THEATER cover bands PROGENY (Milan) and YTSEJAMKR (Crotone). Organized by Italian Dreamers, the official Italian DREAM THEATER Fan Club, the event will be held at Teatro in Rimini on November 25, and Jordan will act as "president ...

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MUTE RECORDS Launches THE JORDAN RIVER ENTERTAINMENT

Celebrating its sixth anniversary On November 28, 2006, Mute Records — the self-described "only Arabian dedicated metal store" — will launch The Jordan River Entertainment, a subdivision that will offer a helping hand to creative metal acts in Arabia. The label's busy release schedule includes the debut CD from Jordanian death metal outfit AJDATH, "Triangle ...

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ONSLAUGHT: New Album Tracks To Be Aired At Birmingham Gig

Vocalist Sy Keeler of the reformed lineup of the classic U.K. thrash outfit ONSLAUGHT has sent the following update to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "Following the ONSLAUGHT live set at the Halloween special, the Barfly, Birmingham this coming Monday, 30th October, Sy Keeler will be taking over the decks, and playing selections from the now-finished [new ONSLAUGHT album] ...

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'Guitar Hero II' Unlockable Bonus Tracks Announced

The additional unlockable bonus tracks set to show up on the upcoming Playstation 2/Xbox 360 videogame "Guitar Hero II" are as follows (in alphabetical order): ALL THAT REMAINS - "Six" ANARCHY CLUB - "Collide" BANG CAMARO - "Push Push (Lady Lightning)" BRIAN KAHANEK - "Gemini" BUCKETHEAD - "Jordan" COUNT ZERO - "Radium Eyes" DETHKLOK - ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist To Guest At AVIV GEFFEN Shows

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess will be a special guest of Israeli rock singer and composer Aviv Geffen at his shows on November 27-29 at Zappa Tel Aviv. Aviv Geffen is also a member of BLACKFIELD, a collaboration with PORCUPINE TREE frontman Steven Wilson. DREAM THEATER's "Score" two-DVD set was recently certified platinum by the ...

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ONSLAUGHT: Better Than SLAYER At Their Best?

Drummer Steve Grice of the reformed lineup of the classic U.K. thrash outfit ONSLAUGHT has sent the following update to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "ONSLAUGHT have now completed the recording of their new studio album 'Killing Peace', which is due for release in February [via Candlelight Records]. The album is an uncompromising mixture of true thrash tunes which ...

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EWIGKEIT: Performance Video Posted Online

An ultra-rare performance by English experimental metal project EWIGKEIT, recorded on October 14, 2006, has been posted online at this location. Commented EWIGKEIT mastermind James Fogarty: "EWIGKEIT played its first live studio performance deep in a converted nuclear bunker because due to the themes of the music, we thought it would be the ...

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ONSLAUGHT Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

Vocalist Sy Keeler of the reformed lineup of the classic U.K. thrash outfit ONSLAUGHT has sent the following update to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "ONSLAUGHT are back in Backstage studios [in Derbyshire, England] with Mr. Sneap [producer Andy Sneap] (on Monday 16th October) to put finishing touches to the Sneapmeister's already humungous mix of 'Killing Peace' [the new ...

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ONSLAUGHT: 'In Search Of Sanity' Reissue Now Available

ONSLAUGHT's classic "In Search of Sanity" album, which entered the U.K. national charts at No. 36 upon its release in the spring of 1989, is being reissued through Plastic Head. Drawing heavily on early-day METALLICA, with former GRIM REAPER singer Steve Grimmett at the mic, ONSLAUGHT's "In Search of Sanity" opens with the haunting strains ...

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ONSLAUGHT To Team Up With NAPALM DEATH For Greek Dates

ONSLAUGHT will team up with NAPALM DEATH for two shows in Greece in January. The dates are as follows: Jan. 27 - Thessaloniki, GRE - Hydrogios Jan. 28 - Athens, GRE - An Club ONSLAUGHT is scheduled to perform at the Bloodstock festival in the U.K. this weekend (Sept. 30), to be followed by an ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Schedules New York City Clinic

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess will be conducting a clinic on September 30 in New York City about his use of the MusicPad Pro, the world's first digital sheet music tablet. The details are as follows: Saturday, September 30th, 2006, 2PM Guitar Center Manhattan 25 W. 14th Street Manhattan, NY 10011 For more information, click ...

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ONSLAUGHT: New Album Pushed Back To February

Drummer Steve Grice of the reformed lineup of the classic U.K. thrash outfit ONSLAUGHT has sent the following update to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "ONSLAUGHT are off to Japan with VENOM, DEATH ANGEL and SODOM in September to play Thrash Domination 06 Festival in Tokyo and would like to announce a warm-up date at Finns Bar Weymouth on ...

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ANATHEMA: 'Security Alert' Forces Jordanian Concert Cancellation

ANATHEMA's previously announced August 25 concert at Amman Al Ahleyeh Areana in Jordan has been officially cancelled. "The band and promoter have received notification from the Jordanian security services (Mukhabarat) that there has been a security alert and they are not prepared to let the show go ahead on grounds of public safety," the band ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Voted 'Britain's Silliest Celebrity'

ITV.com reports that Ozzy Osbourne has been voted Britain's silliest celebrity. The BLACK SABBATH frontman has taken the coveted top spot on the list, which was compiled from a survey of more than 2,000 people. The Top 20 Britain's silliest celebrities, according to ITV.com: 01. Ozzy Osbourne 02. Boris Johnson 03. Chris Eubank ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist's KEYFEST Concert Available On DVD

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess's live concert footage from his 2004 Keyfest show is now available on DVD. This solo synth and piano concert includes improvisations and performances from his solo and DREAM THEATER albums, including "Stream of Consciousness", "Time Crunch", "Screaming Head", "In the Name of God" and "Ra". For more information, click

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BLOTTED SCIENCE Parts Ways With Drummer DEREK RODDY; Replacement Announced

BLOTTED SCIENCE, the instrumental extreme metal project led by guitarist Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, SPASTIC INK) and bassist Alex Webster (CANNIBAL CORPSE), has parted ways with drummer Derek Roddy (ex-HATE ETERNAL, NILE) who replaced original skinsman Chris Adler (LAMB OF GOD) only months ago. Taking Roddy's place is highly touted New Jersey native Charlie Zeleny of ...

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