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DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND Drummer Lays Down Tracks For NON-HUMAN LEVEL: Video Available

Drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen (DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND) has posted the following message on his official web site: "Here's some video footage of myself warming up and laying down various drum tracks [at Greenhouse studios] for NON-HUMAN LEVEL. This metal side project features Christofer Malmström (DARKANE) on guitar, Gustaf Hielm (ex-MESHUGGAH) on bass and Peter Wildoer ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND DVD Nearing Completion

According to a posting on Devin Townsend's (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) web site, Townsend is continuing work on the DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND DVD. "With everything else going on, he has not been able to devote a consistent amount of time to the project but has been diligently working when time allows," the posting adds. "The audio ...

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DARKEST HOUR: New Album Update

DARKEST HOUR have posted the following message on their official web site: "So we are off to Vancouver to start pre-production [for the new album]. We will be there for about five days before hitting the studio. We can't tell you how excited we are, it's been almost two years since we went to Sweden ...

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DARKANE Guitarist Signs Solo Deal With LISTENABLE RECORDS

DARKANE guitarist Christofer Malmström has inked a deal with France's Listenable Records for his solo project, NON-HUMAN LEVEL. "I am very much looking forward to work with them and I have really high anticipations regarding this album!" Christofer writes on his web site. "Ryan van Poederooyen (DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND) will record the drums in the ...

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Alien - STRAPPING YOUNG LAD

"Well, aren't you just a traveling shitstorm?" A more appropriate quote couldn't be found for Devin Townsend, nor STRAPPING YOUNG LAD's new one, "Alien". This release has untouchable frenetic speed, fuming and frenzied honesty at its purest, a radical shift in what we've come to know as "extreme" metal, topped off with Devin screaming like ...

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SETH To Appear On IMMORTAL Tribute Album

French black metal band SETH will take part in the "official" IMMORTAL tribute album, to be released this fall via the Greek label Townsend Avalanche Music. Other groups scheduled to appear on the CD include VOID, ENTHRONED, AURA NOIR and DØDHEIMSGARD. More details will be made available soon. SETH will be the first French band ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND Drummer Says New Album Will Be 'Amazing'

DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen has posted the following update on his official web site: "Just when you thought all my guest appearances were done for my solo album. I've added one final guest to the list. "Byron Stroud: Bassist for STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, FEAR FACTORY, and ZIMMER'S HOLE has joined the guest ...

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Prog-Metal CD Featuring THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND Drummer, Ex-ANNIHILATOR Bassist Due In March

Lion Music has set a March 25 release date for LALU's "Oniric Metal", a new "heavy-prog" project featuring drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen (THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND) and bassist Russell Bergquist (ex-ANNIHILATOR) alongside French composer Vivien Lalu (SHADRANE). Also featured on this record, which is said to be musically similar to DREAM THEATER and SYMPHONY X, ...

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DARKEST HOUR: New Album To Be Produced By DEVIN TOWNSEND

DARKEST HOUR have posted the following update on their official web site: "We have some big news. First of all, the DARKEST HOUR DVD, 'Party Scars and Prison Bars, A Thrashography', is in the can and will be released February 22nd! Pre-order info as well as a downloadable (is that a word?) trailer will be ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Mainman Discusses Upcoming Album 'Alien'

Maniacal Canadian extremists STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have finalized the track listing for their highly anticipated new album, "Alien", now set for a March 22 release. The follow-up to the group's critically acclaimed 2003 release "SYL" was recorded at the Armoury and Greenhouse Studios (both in Vancouver) as well as in mainman Devin Townsend's studio in ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Confirmed For NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL

Maniacal Canadian extremists STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have been confirmed for next year's edition of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, a three-day metal and hardcore extravaganza set to be held Friday-Sunday, April 22-24, 2005 at The Palladium in Worcester. Also scheduled to perform at the festival are CRYPTOPSY, NIGHTWISH, BEHEMOTH, KING DIAMOND, NILE, MNEMIC, ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Finalize Track Listing For 'Alien'

Maniacal Canadian extremists STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Alien", tentatively due on March 22, 2005 via Century Media Records. The follow-up to the group's critically acclaimed 2002 release, "SYL", was recorded at the Armoury and Greenhouse Studios (both in Vancouver) as well as in SYL mainman Devin Townsend's ...

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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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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD To Release 'Alien' In March

Maniacal Canadian extremists STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have set "Alien" as the title of their upcoming album, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can reveal. The follow-up to 2003's "SYL" is tentatively scheduled for release in March 2005 via Century Media Records. It took drummer Gene Hoglan (DARK ANGEL, ex-DEATH) only three days in late August to pound through 11 tracks ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD: DVD Details Revealed

Maniacal Canadian extremists STRAPPING YOUG LAD will release their first-ever DVD, entitled "For Those Aboot To Rock (Live at the Commodore)", on November 15 through Century Media Records. "For Those Aboot To Rock (Live At The Commodore)" track listing: 01. Dire [Intro] 02. Consequence 03. Relentless 04. Rape Song 05. Home Nucleonics 06. S.Y.L. 07. ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD: Studio Report

Maniacal Canadian extremists STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have just entered Armoury Studios in Vancouver to record the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2002 release, "SYL". Devin Townsend (vocals, guitars) checks in with the following studio update. "Here's a heads up from the Dev, speaking on behalf of the STRAPPING camp. We recently put in a long ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD: New Album To Include TOM JONES Cover

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, the Canadian extreme metal band led by guitarist/vocalist Devin Townsend, entered The Armoury Studios in Vancouver, B.C. on Thursday (August 19) to begin recording their fourth album. Devin is producing the effort, while engineering duties are being handled by Shaun Thingvold. A "making of the record" documentary is being filmed for the ...

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