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Minute Man For the Moment - LOOK WHAT I DID

Rating this one is tough. Do you call the band out for the miles of pretentious horseshit they dish out? Do you praise them for being freaked-out and weird enough to send more closed-minded metalheads running for the door with puckered buttholes? This record is a fucking mess, no doubt about it, but sometimes a ...

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FUNERAL PROCESSION: New Recordings Detailed

German black metallers FUNERAL PROCESSION have returned from the recording studio where they finished tracking 12 new songs. The cuts that were laid down during the sessions are as follows: 01. Beholde the Stars Fall From The Heavens 02. Bloode of the Elder (Building the Anti-Kosmos) 03. Doom 04. Heavenlie Aeons Grimlie Torne Apart 05. ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND To Tour U.S. With OPETH?

DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND are in talks to possibly open for OPETH on their upcoming U.S. headlining tour beginning in February 2006. No further details are currently available. DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND recently completed work on their new studio album, "Synchestra", tentatively due in the spring. The making of the album "was a very enjoyable experience for ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Begin Writing Material For New Album

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD drummer Gene Hoglan has posted the following tour update at the band's official web site: "What's happening? We're pulling into Tulsa, Oklahoma, and I've got my eyes peeled for that 900 ft. Jesus. I don't see anything. But hey man, if Jesus saves, I'd like to know where he shops... "Our three ...

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MNEMIC: Live And Uncensored From The U.S.

MNEMIC guitarist Mircea Gabriel Eftemie has posted the following tour report on the group's official web site: "So we're back! I dont know how to put this, but the MESHUGGAH tour is unfortunately over. "The last week or so has been nothing but fragments of memories merging into one big pile of imagery. If we ...

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ANGTORIA To Begin Recording Debut Album This Weekend

ANGTORIA, the new Swedish/British orchestral/metal band formed by female singer Sarah Jezebel Deva (CRADLE OF FILTH, THERION, MORTIIS), composer Chris Rehn (ABYSSOS) and Tommy Rehn (MOAHNI MOAHNA), will enter Sidelake Studios in Sundsvall, Sweden on Saturday, November 19 to begin recording their debut album, "God Has A Plan For Us All", tentatively due in April ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Mainman Checks In From TRANSGRESSION Tour

Canadian extremists STRAPPING YOUNG LAD recently embarked on the Decibel magazine-sponsored "Transgression Tour" alongside genre titans FEAR FACTORY, SOILWORK and DARKANE. The group completed a highly successful run on the inaugural Sounds of The Underground tour this past summer in support of their genre-defying breakthrough album, "Alien", which critics hail as their best offering yet. ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD: New Tour Report Posted Online

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD drummer Gene Hoglan has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Here we are at Pop's in Sauget, Illinois. The town of Sauget is basically a giant parking lot, housing Pop's Niteclub, and 4 strip bars. Legend has it that Pop owns Sauget, strip bars included, and is not ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Guitarist Ties The Knot

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD guitarist Jed Simon and his girlfriend Susanna tied the knot on October 2. The wedding in Shrewsbury, New Jersey, was "an amazing event," according to a posting on the group's official web site. "Rico Forrester from SAVANNAH and Rob Urbinati from SACRIFICE were Jed's Best Men. The MESHUGGAH boys even rolled in ...

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Former ANNIHILATOR Bassist RUSSELL BERGQUIST: On The Move

Former ANNIHILATOR bassist Russell Bergquist has posted the following message on his official web site: "Yo! I have not done an update since July and alot has happenned from then until now. First of all, I have been in the studio recording my own project. It is now almost all recorded. The only thing left ...

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NON-HUMAN LEVEL: First Taste Of DARKANE Guitarist's Solo Project Available For Download

A brand-new NON-HUMAN LEVEL track, entitled "Personal Hell", has been made available for download at VS-Webzine.com. NON-HUMAN LEVEL, the solo project of DARKANE guitarist Christofer Malmström, will release its self-titled debut album late October via France's Listenable Records. The album's cover artwork can be found at this location. In addition to ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Drummer GENE HOGLAN Checks In

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD drummer Gene Hoglan (DARK ANGEL, ex-DEATH) has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Hey everybody, it's your big buddy Gene here, here to give all of you a long-awaited update! An UPDATE, you say? On a STRAPPING site? Can you believe it? As of this writing, The Dev ...

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EVENLIGHT: DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND Guitarist Releases New CD

EVENLIGHT, the Vancouver, British Columbia-based band featuring Brian Waddell (DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND guitarist) and Scottie Mc Cargar (BIF NAKED drummer), recently released their second album, entitled "Fuck Yeah". The record features a guest appearance on "gang vocals" by Devin Townsend in the track "Pay" and keyboards by French guitarist/composer Vivien Lalu in the song "Midnight ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND Talks About Producing DARKEST HOUR

The Megalith rock webzine recently conducted an interview with STRAPPING YOUNG LAD mastermind Devin Townsend. Several excerpts from the chat follow: The Megalith: I reviewed the latest DARKEST HOUR album [which Devin produced]. I was really impressed and it was being touted as a masterpiece. I was wondering how that came about. Devin ...

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AEROSMITH Frotman Serenades Young Fan At MARSHFIELD FAIR

According to the Boston Herald, AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler serenaded a young fan with a chorus of "There she is, Miss America" at the Marshfield Fair Saturday night (Aug. 20), then returned to the fairgrounds to play some games with his own kids Sunday. As previously reported, Tyler lent his vocals to the track "I ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD To Tour Europe With MESHUGGAH

Canadian extremists STRAPPING YOUNG LAD recently completed a highly successful run on the inaugural Sounds of The Underground tour in support of their genre-defying breakthrough new album, "Alien", which critics are already hailing as their best offering yet. The group's overly intense live performances captivated the uninitiated crowds who were immediately drawn to the band's ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman Featured On SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE Tribute CD

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler has lent his vocals to the track "I Want to Take You Higher" on the upcoming SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE tribute album, "Different Strokes By Different Folks", due on September 27 via Epic/Legacy. According to an official press release, the album includes "one-of-a-kind collaborations from John Legend & Joss Stone ...

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