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Former MUSHROOMHEAD Singer Explains His Departure

Former MUSHROOMHEAD frontman J. Mann (a.k.a. Jason Popson) recently spoke to DomainCleveland.com about his departure from the group, about his Fractured Transmitter record label and his other projects. Several excerpts from the interview follow: DomainCleveland.com: I'll just cut right to the chase,...
February 26, 2005
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MEGADETH And KOTIPELTO Confirmed For Finland's SAUNA OPEN AIR Festival

MEGADETH and KOTIPELTO have been confirmed for the Sauna Open Air metal festival, set to take place June 9-11 in Tampere, Finland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Thursday, June 9: SLAYER MASTODON MOKOMA Friday, June 10: DIO SONATA ARCTICA KOTIPELTO Saturday, June 11: MEGADETH SENTENC...
February 25, 2005
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SOILENT GREEN Complete Work On New Album

SOILENT GREEN have completed work on their long-awaited new album. The follow up to the band's 2001 release, "A Deleted Symphony for the Beaten Down", the as-yet-untitled new SOILENT GREEN album was recorded at Mana Studios in Tampa, Florida by producer/engineer Erik Rutan (PREMONITIONS OF WAR, HATE...
February 21, 2005
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ANIMOSITY Sign With BLACK MARKET ACTIVITIES

San Francisco-based death metal/hardcore band ANIMOSITY have inked a deal with Black Market Activities. The band will enter Castle Ultimate Studios on March 6 with engineer Zach Ohren to begin recording their new full-length album, "Empires". Artwork will be handled by Paul Romano (MASTODON, NASUM)....
February 17, 2005
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SLAYER, DIO, MASTODON Confirmed For Finland's SAUNA OPEN AIR Festival

SLAYER, DIO, MASTODON, SONATA ARCTICA, SENTENCED, TERÄSBETONI, DREAMTALE and MOKOMA are the first bands confirmed for the Sauna Open Air metal festival, set to take place June 9-11 in Tampere, Finland. Ticket prices and full lineup will be announced in March. (Thanks: Timo Isoaho / Sonera Plaza) ...
February 15, 2005
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YAKUZA To Enter Studio This Week

Chicago's experimental hardcore/metal band YAKUZA will enter Volume studios (PELICAN, VENOMOUS CONCEPT) in Chicago this week with producer Matt Bayles (ISIS, MASTODON, PEARL JAM) to begin recording the follow-up to 2002's critically acclaimed CD "Way of the Dead" (Century Media). 10 new songs, as we...
February 14, 2005
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EYES OF FIRE Embark On DANZIG Tour; Complete New Album

Orange County-based quintet EYES OF FIRE will embark on a U.S. tour alongside DANZIG, KATAKLYSM and TRIVIUM this week. The trek, which kicks off on Feb. 18 and runs through March 15, is the group's first official U.S. tour in support of "Ashes To Embers", their critically acclaimed debut album. EYES...
February 14, 2005
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TURMOIL Announce Reunion Show

Philadelphia hardcore legends TURMOIL have announced a reunion show on April 15 at The First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut Steet) in Philadelphia, PA. Also appearing on the bill will be THE PROMISE, NINE, ALL ELSE FAILED and ONE DEAD THREE WOUNDED. The show will be the first of many that will take...
February 14, 2005
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TURMOIL To Enter Studio In March

According to Lambgoat, reunited Philadelphia hardcore legends TURMOIL will be entering the studio in mid-March to record new material for their upcoming retrospective release. Tracking had been slated for January, but scheduling conflicts have delayed plans, so recording will now take place March 18...
February 12, 2005
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MASTODON To Grace Cover Of KERRANG! Magazine

MASTODON will grace the cover of the February 12, 2005 issue of Britain's Kerrang! magazine. The Atlanta quartet appear as the cover feature of Kerrang! 1043 ("MASTODON - Meet the Best Band on the Planet"). A sneak peak at the issue's cover can be viewed at this location. MASTODON, whose latest albu...
February 10, 2005
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NIGHTWISH, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, LACUNA COIL Confirmed For 'The Cave' Soundtrack

NIGHTWISH's "Nemo" (from the group's "Once" release) will be the lead single from the upcoming film "The Cave" (and track No. 2 on its accompanying soundtrack). The film opens April 8 in about 2,500 theaters, and the soundtrack comes out a couple weeks earlier on March 22 (Lakeshore Records). Should...
February 7, 2005
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Chronoclast

What's with Canadians and drum wizardry? First we have KATAKLYSM's marching-band "hyperblast," and now Ottawa youngin's BURIED INSIDE are pulling off some kind of similar rat-a-tat-tat that turns their "blast beat" sections into a friggin' avalanche of sound. Meanwhile, they're shifting from these u...
February 5, 2005
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BURST To Support MASTODON And DOZER In The U.K.

Sweden's BURST will be joining MASTODON and DOZER for a string of U.K. shows in February. Confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. 09 - Glasgow, UK @ Cathouse Feb. 10 - Northumbria, UK @ Northumbria University Feb. 11 - Birmingham, UK @ Academy 2 Feb. 12 - Manchester, UK @ Academy 3 Feb. 14 - ...
January 27, 2005
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EXTOL To Support MASTODON And DOZER In Europe

Norwegian progressive thrash/death metallers EXTOL have been confirmed as the opening act for MASTODON and DOZER on their joint European tour beginning on February 19 in Hamburg, Germany. EXTOL recently finished filming a video for the song "Pearl" off their forthcoming fourth full-length album, "Bl...
January 26, 2005
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ISIS: 'In Fiction' Video Posted Online

ISIS' video for the track "In Fiction" has been posted online at Launch.com. "In Fiction" comes off the group's third full-length album, "Panopticon", released last October through Ipecac Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Oceanic", "Panopticon" was produced by Matt Bayles (MASTODON, PEARL JAM) and f...
January 23, 2005