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ONESIDEZERO Signs With CORPORATE PUNISHMENT RECORDS

Corporate Punishment has announced the signing of Los Angeles-based ONESIDEZERO. The band is currently in the studio working with producer Ulrich Wild (STATIC-X, STABBING WESTWARD, TAPROOT) on their as-yet-untitled sophomore album, due on April 3, 2007. "We are all very eagerly awaiting the release date to get this record out in the hands of our ...

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GRIFFIN Signs With BURNING STAR RECORDS

Norwegian metallers GRIFFIN have issued the following update: "We are extremely pleased to announce that we have closed all negotiations concerning the new record deal. I don't think we've ever been this confident in the product we have and the labels we're gonna work with. It's a label that have the idealistic approach, and a ...

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SOILWORK Will NOT Headline Europe's X-MAS FESTIVALS Tour

Despite Nuclear Blast Records' announcement to the contrary, Sweden's SOILWORK has **NOT** been confirmed as the headliner of the X-mas Festivals tour, which is scheduled to kick off early December. A representative for SOILWORK's Sweden-based booking agency, The Agency Group AB, told BLABBERMOUTH.NET earlier today, SOILWORK "was approached" about taking part in the tour but ...

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SOILWORK To Headline Europe's X-MAS FESTIVALS Tour

Sweden's SOILWORK has replaced SIX FEET UNDER (who cancelled) as the headliner of the X-mas Festivals tour, which is scheduled to kick off early December. Also scheduled to appear are GOREFEST, BELPHEGOR, TRAIL OF TEARS and DARZAMAT. The dates are as follows: Dec. 08 - D - Berlin @ K17 Dec. 09 - D - ...

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SOILWORK: Tour Report

Swedish metallers SOILWORK, who are currently touring North America with DARKEST HOUR, MNEMIC and THREAT SIGNAL, have posted the following message on their official web site: "Here's another update from the road! Everything's been killer so far, it's a great feeling to meet up with all you U.S. SOILWORK fans again... and truly amazing to ...

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SOILWORK Postpones Turkish Dates

Swedish metallers SOILWORK have posted the following message on their official web site: "Unfortunately we are forced to postpone the upcoming shows in Turkey [September 30 in Ankara and October 1 in Istanbul] due to the recent bombings/attacks against tourists. We want to give the Turkish fans the best possible show we can and at ...

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SOILWORK Frontman Checks In From U.K.

SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "[It's] been a good tour [SOILWORK is headlining a tour of the U.K., with LYZANXIA as support]. Have three shows to go, including tonight's show in Birmingham. It's our first full tour in the U.K., so a lot of ...

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Unsaved - DEADSTAR ASSEMBLY

In the caffeinated meat grinder that passes for popular culture these days, it may already be time for some 1990's nostalgia. Supermodels aren't wearing ironic updates of flannel yet, but bands like CRACKER, GIN BLOSSOMS and SPIN DOCTORS are already taking their amiably bland acts out on the rib-fest circuit. Can Kurt Cobain impersonators and ...

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SOILWORK Cancel WITH FULL FORCE Festival Appearance

Sweden's SOILWORK cancelled their appearance at the With Full Force festival, which took place June 30 – July 2 at Flugplatz Roitzschjora in Löbnitz, Germany. "The band had their reasons for cancelling this show," reads a posting on the group's web site. "This show was cancelled a long time ago. Also, this date has never ...

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SOILWORK Seek New Swedish Guitarist

Sweden's SOILWORK have once again launched a guitarist search after recently completing a number of European dates with the help of Daniel Antonsson (DIMENSION ZERO, PATHOS). Antonsson temporarily filled the vacant slot left by the departure of Peter Wichers, who exited the band in December to pursue a career in producing. According to a posting ...

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SOILWORK: U.K., Turkish Dates Announced

Swedish metallers SOILWORK have announced dates in the U.K. and Turkey in September. The details are as follows: Sep. 17 - Norwich, UK @ Waterfront Sep. 18 - Portsmouth, UK @ Wedgewood Sep. 19 - Oxford, UK @ Zodiac Sep. 20 - London, UK @ Mean Fiddler Sep. 21 - Nottingham, UK @ Rock City ...

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SOILWORK Cancel DOWNLOAD Festival Appearance, DEVILDRIVER Step In

According to VirtualFestivals.com, SOILWORK's guitarist has suffered a vascular spasm, forcing the band to cancel their scheduled appearance today (June 11) on the Snickers Stage at the Download festival in in Castle Donington, England. DEVILDRIVER, who performed yesterday on the Snickers Stage, and whose singer Dez Fafara helped KORN out with their "issues," are stepping ...

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SOILWORK To Be Joined By DARKANE Drummer For Three Shows

SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Just a little update on the festivals for this summer. Some of the festivals got confirmed pretty late and we had big trouble finding flight tickets for a reasonable price for [drummer] Dirk [Verbeuren]. Therefore Peter Wildoer (DARKANE) will ...

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SCARVE Hard At Work On New Album

French metallers SCARVE have posted the following message on their official web site: "Hell, yeah, we're still among the living… The studio is eating up mostly all of our time, and the good news is that the result fucking rules!!! Sylvain [Coudret] and Patrick [Martin] have been working hard and the guitars sound purely crushing, ...

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SOILWORK Frontman Says New Guitarist Hasn't Yet Been Confirmed

SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "It's been ages… Anyways, had a good tour with HYPOCRISY, SCAR SYMMETRY and ONE MAN ARMY in Europe. We also did our first festival for this summer last weekend (yes, the summer has actually arrived in Sweden...). We played ...

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Terror For Sale - TERROR 2000

The last time I interviewed SOILWORK vocalist "Speed" Strid, he hadn't recorded this new TERROR 2000 album yet. I asked him if it was gonna be stressful or taxing to make another album so soon after "Stabbing the Drama", and he replied, more or less, that "we just have to get drunk and go make ...

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SOILWORK, DARKEST HOUR, MNEMIC: More Tour Dates Announced

SOILWORK will be embarking on a North American headlining tour this fall, with support from DARKEST HOUR, MNEMIC and THREAT SIGNAL. So far the following dates have been announced: Oct. 05 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx (no DARKEST HOUR) Oct. 07 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre Oct. 09 - Toronto, ONT - Opera House ...

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PLAGUE BRINGER Sign With SEVENTH RULE RECORDINGS

Seventh Rule Recordings has announced the signing of Chicago's PLAGUE BRINGER. PLAGUE BRINGER is a duo from Chicago whose music is "an assault of programmed bulldozer blast beats, de-tuned stabbing guitars and savage animalistic vocals, yielding a relentless blend of spastic electronic carnage," according to a press release. PLAGUE BRINGER was formed in December 2002 ...

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SOILWORK To Record Vocals For Next Album With DEVIN TOWNSEND

SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Been home now for a week after the Eastern Europe assault: kick-ass shows, no sleep, more booze than we could handle and looooong drives. A big hail to our Polish, Czech and Hungarian fans!! "Working on some songs with ...

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Police Battle Punk Fans At California Concert

The Associated Press has issued the following report: Rioting broke out Saturday night (March 4) at British punk band concert in San Bernardino, California, injuring several people and destroying two police cars, officials said. Some in the crowd of about 1,500 at the "British Invasion 2K6" show pelted police with rocks and bottles, forcing the ...

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