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The 1st Chapter - CIRCUS MAXIMUS

Wow, what an impressive debut from these Norwegian progsters! I feel the same way about prog metal as I do about power metal: some of it I like a great deal and some of it does absolutely nothing for me. CIRCUS MAXIMUS' "The 1st Chapter" does damn near everything for me. The 70-minute ride is ...

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STAIND: 'Chapter V' Album Tracks Posted Online

Four tracks from STAIND's upcoming album, "Chapter V", have been posted online at MySpace.com. Check out the tracks "King of All Excuses", "Please", "Falling" and "Right Here" (first single) at this location. The follow-up to 2003's "14 Shades of Grey", STAIND's fifth effort, "Chapter V" is scheduled to arrive in stores on August ...

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GLUECIFER Call It Quits

Norwegian rock 'n' rollers GLUECIFER have officially broken up following the departure of singer Biff Malibu and guitarist Raldo Useless. Through the past decade, GLUECIFER have had a busy touring schedule and a constant album release rate. They have been one of the few Norwegian bands to enjoy a successful international career. Doing this takes ...

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PAMELA MOORE: QUEENSRŸCHE's 'Sister Mary' Begins Recording New Album

Pamela Moore, the voice of "Sister Mary" from QUEENSRŸCHE's legendary concept album "Operation: Mindcrime", entered Sonic Ranch studios near El Paso, Texas on Wednesday (July 6) with renowned producer Neil Kernon (QUEENSRŸCHE, NEVERMORE, JUDAS PRIEST, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE) to begin recording a new album featuring material co-written with Benjamin Anderson of RORSCHACH TEST. In a ...

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Former ANTHRAX/WHITE LION Drummer Joins ANTIPRODUCT

After spending the last few years as a successful producer in Los Angeles, former ANTHRAX/ZAKK WYLDE/WHITE LION drummer Greg D'Angelo (or "GD3", as he's now known) has joined ANTIPRODUCT as permanent replacement for ailing drummer Simon the Gonk. ANTIPRODUCT are continuing work on recordings at Albert Studios (AC/DC, BREED 77) with famed producer Ray McVeigh ...

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STAIND Schedule In-Store Appearances

Launch Radio Networks reports: STAIND will make in-store appearances at selected Best Buy stores to play its upcoming album, "Chapter V", for fans. Customers at the locations will be able to meet the band and pick up a free EP featuring two songs from "Chapter V", along with a rare track that's not included on ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: Live Recordings Of New Songs Posted Online

QUEENSRŸCHE have uploaded "bootleg"-quality live recordings of two tracks slated to appear on their upcoming CD, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". Check out the songs "Hostage" and "I'm American" at Queensryche.com. As previously reported, QUEENSRŸCHE have signed with Rhino Records for the ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Sign With RHINO RECORDS

QUEENSRŸCHE have signed with Rhino Records for the release of their new album, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". The follow-up to 2003's "Tribe" is tentatively scheduled for release in January 2006. As previously reported, QUEENSRŸCHE have tapped SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY mainman Jason Slater to ...

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LINKIN PARK Added To LIVE 8 Concert In Philadelphia

LINKIN PARK have joined the lineup of artists that will play Live 8 concerts on July 2 that will be broadcast on AolMusic.com. LINKIN PARK will play the U.S. Live 8 concert in Philadelphia. They join dozens of other top artists — some of the biggest names in music — who will be performing all ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer: 'Mindcrime II' Will Be Musically Light Years Away From Original

QUEENSRŸCHE vocalist Geoff Tate recently spoke to The Patriot-News about the group's forthcoming CD, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". Several excerpts from the interview follow: On the "Mindcrime"'s biting commentaries about quasi-pious religious figures and power-hungry politicians being even more meaningful now ...

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STAIND Singer AARON LEWIS Is A Second-Time Dad

The Associated Press is reporting that STAIND singer Aaron Lewis is a dad again. His wife, Vanessa, gave birth to the couple's second daughter, Nyla Rae, in North Hampton, N.H., on Thursday (June 10), Lewis' publicist said. Both mother and daughter are reported doing well. There were no other details. Their daughter, Zoe Jane, is ...

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GOREFEST To Enter Studio Next Month

Reunited Dutch metallers GOREFEST have posted the following update on their official web site: "Next month, July 2005 and part of August, we will camp down at the Excess studio in Rotterdam with engineer Hans Pieters to record our fifth studio album. We have about 15 songs to record, of which we will pick about ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer Says 'Operation: Mindcrime II' Is 'A Very Long Record'

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate recently spoke to the Hershey Chronicle about the group's tour with JUDAS PRIEST and the progress of the recording sessions for the new QUEENSRŸCHE album, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". Several excerpts from the interview follow: On reasons ...

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STAIND Guitarist Talks About Recording Process For 'Chapter V'

Launch Radio Networks reports: STAIND's new single, "Right Here", could very well refer to the band's method of recording its upcoming album, "Chapter V". The New England-based group worked in a studio close to the members' homes and even in its rehearsal space. Guitarist Mike Mushok told Launch that working that way was a positive ...

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TOMMY LEE's New Single To Be Distributed By PROMO ONLY MPE

Leading digital distribution service Promo Only MPE and technology partner Destiny Media Technologies announced today that famed rocker and MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer, Tommy Lee, has requested "Tryin To Be Me", the new single off his album "Tommy Lee Presents: Tommyland The Ride", be distributed exclusively through the Promo Only MPE system. Tommy Lee is currently ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: 'Fantastic Four' Soundtrack Gets A Release Date

In addition to the new VELVET REVOLVER track entitled "Come On Come In", the upcoming "Fantastic Four" soundtrack, due July 5 on Wind-Up Records, will also include the solo debut of former EVANESCENCE guitarist Ben Moody, according to RollingStone.com. Moody's "Everything Burns", a duet with singer Anastacia, is the album's first single — and the ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: Fall 2005 Headlining Tour Announced

QUEENSRŸCHE have announced the details of their fall 2005 North American headlining tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Sep. 13 - Royal Theater – Victoria, B.C., Canada Sep. 14 - Vancouver PAC – Vancouver, B.C., Canada Sep. 16 - Sport Mart Place – Kamloops, Canada Sep. 17 - PG Civic Center - Prince ...

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