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KYLESA To Release Split Seven-Inch Single With VICTIMS

Savannah sludge rockers KYLESA have issued the following update: "We've been writing new music and trying out drummers and everything is coming together nicely... We're playing the Emissions from the Monolith fest in Ohio May 25. We'll probably do some shows on the way up there and back. "Our next release will be a split ...

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TOOL Finish Mastering New Album

According to a posting at Toolband.com, TOOL's brand-new album was mastered on Tuesday, January 31 at Gateway Mastering Studios in Portland, Maine by Bob Ludwig. The members of the band were present during the mastering, according to a posting on the site. TOOL's first CD since 2001's "Lateralus" is tentatively scheduled for release in late ...

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MELVINS Expand Lineup, Ready Live Album

Greg Prato of Billboard.com is reporting that the MELVINS have been expanded to a quartet after having been joined by Hydra Head recording artists BIG BUSINESS. "Now we're going to be a four-piece," drummer Dale Crover tells Billboard.com. "Two drums — just like the ALLMAN BROTHERS and the GRATEFUL DEAD! We've known [the ...

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'The Birth of Grunge' Compilation Due In February

IGN Music reports: On February 7, 2006 Livewire Recordings will release "Sleepless In Seattle: The Birth of Grunge", a compilation of 20 rare recordings from some of the band responsible for setting the stage for the eventual emergence of the sub-genre of modern rock critics labeled "grunge." The set chronicles the beginnings of ...

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KYLESA: Writing New Material, Auditioning Drummers

Savannah sludge rockers KYLESA have wrapped up touring, both in the U.S. and abroad, in support of the band's Prosthetic Records debut, "To Walk A Middle Course". After touring alongside the likes of 3 STAGES OF PAIN, COLISEUM and TORCHE, KYLESA are now concentrating on writing new music for the next record, as well as ...

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Gospels for the Sick - SCUM

Hey kids, look, another supergroup! SCUM brings together a motley crew of extreme musicians, including Casey Chaos (AMEN), Samoth and Faust (EMPEROR), Cosmocrator (MINDGRINDER), and Happy Tom (TURBONEGRO). Nocturno Culto (DARKTHRONE), Mortiis, and Knut "Euroboy" Schreider (TURBONEGRO, EUROBOYS) contribute guest vocals. The result of this collaboration is "Gospels of the Sick", a metal-infused punk album ...

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Former 16 Guitarist Resurfaces In LOVE MOTOR

According to StonerRock.com, former 16 guitarist Bobby Ferry has resurfaced in a brand new San Diego-based group called LOVE MOTOR. The band, who are fronted by Christy Radonich, play a musical style that has been described as "HEART jamming with the MELVINS." LOVE MOTOR recently recorded eight songs with Jeff Forrest and have ...

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Sieg Howdy! - JELLO BIAFRA WITH THE MELVINS

This one's already on the Christmas list of that subset of punks and metalheads who salivate like Pavlov's dogs at the mention of certain code words (Bill Hicks, Ralph Nader, Tool, this week's Mike Patton project). But for the rest of us, there's a lot to dig into on this weird quasi-new-album. Remixes, new songs, ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Drummer Checks In From Cleveland

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD drummer Gene Hoglan has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Yesterday, we spent a very uneventful day-off in Cleveland. Stayed at a Radisson right across the street from Jacob's Field, where the Indians play. Country artist Keith Urban was playing at whatever enormo-arena also across the street, so ...

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GIANT SQUID Sign With THE END RECORDS

Northern California's GIANT SQUID have inked a deal with The End Records. GIANT SQUID garnered the attention of eclectic indie-metal label The End Records with their self-released first album, "Metridium Field", engineered by legendary veteran producer of heavy music, Billy Anderson (NEUROSIS, MELVINS, HIGH ON FIRE, MR. BUNGLE). This original release, featuring the concussion-inducing beats ...

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KYLESA To Audition Drummers In December/January

Savannah GA's crust-metal-punk hybrid KYLESA will be auditioning drummers in December and January. The band have issued the following list of requirements to all applicants: "Please send us something in the mail... No mp3 or weblinks. We want: some sort of recorded demo, even if it's just you playing drums; a picture or your pretty ...

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TOOL To Take Part In Online Chat

According to a posting at Toolband.com, the members of TOOL will conduct a "chat party" on Wednesday, October 12. "We did this last year, had some fun, so I thought we'd try it again," the posting adds. "Along with the members of the band, it's also your chance to chat with some of ...

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TAINT Sign With RISE ABOVE RECORDS

Welsh post-hardcore/melodic sludge monsters TAINT have inked a deal with Lee Dorrian's (CATHEDRAL) Rise Above Records. The group's debut album, "The Ruin of Nova Roma", was mixed in Los Angeles by Alex Newport (FUDGE TUNNEL, NAILBOMB, AT THE DRIVE-IN, THE MARS VOLTA, MELVINS, THE ICARUS LINE) and is scheduled for release in the U.K. on ...

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SUPLECS: PEPPER KEENAN-Produced Album to Surface In November

SUPLECS' new full-length album, "Powtin' on the Outside, Pawty on the Inside", will be released on on November 8 via Nocturnal Records. The long-awaited CD will be supported with national tour dates to be announced shortly. "Powtin' on the Outside, Pawty on the Inside" was produced by CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's inimitable frontman Pepper Keenan (also ...

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TOOL: Studio Update

MJI Interactive reports: After months of pre-production, TOOL finally have begun recording their long-awaited follow-up to 2001's "Lateralus". According to guitarist Adam Jones' blog, the band has been working on the as-yet-untitled album for a few weeks and has been visited by QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Josh Homme and the MELVINS' King ...

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FANTOMAS To Tour Australia In September

FANTOMAS, the band featuring former FAITH NO MORE singer Mike Patton, MR. BUNGLE bassist Trevor Dunn, MELVINS guitarist Buzz Osborne and SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo, will tour Australia in September. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 10 - Tivoli, Brisbane Sep. 11 - Enmore Theatre, Sydney Sep. 13 - The Palace, Melbourne Sep. 15 - ...

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MELVINS Tribute Album: Final Track Listing Revealed

The final track listing has been announced for the MELVINS tribute album, "We Reach: The Music of the Melvins", due on August 23 via Fractured Transmitter Records. It is as follows: MARE – "Nightgoat" THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN - "Honey Bucket" MASTODON - "The Bit" STRAPPING YOUNG LAD - "Zodiac" PIG DESTROYER - "Claude" HIGH ...

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RAMESSES: New EP Now Available

The bludgeoning slow-motion trancending-doom trio RAMESSES, who feature in their ranks the former rhythm section of ELECTRIC WIZARD, have just released "The Tomb", a three-song colelction of "super-heavy doom". Containing the cuts "The Tomb", "Cult of Cyclops" and "Omniversal Horror", "The Tomb" was recorded and mixed by studio legend Billy Anderson (MELVINS, OM, ASVA, FANTOMAS, ...

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THOR To Tour In Support Of New Album, DVD

Smog Veil Records has announced U.S. and Canadian tour dates for THOR. The band will tour in support of the new album, entitled "Thor against the World", and retrospective DVD, entitled "An-THOR-logy", both set for release on July 12, 2005. Jon Mikl Thor — a rock music, film and bodybuilding legend (Mr. America and Mr. ...

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KYLESA Seek New Drummer

Savannah GA's crust-metal-punk hybrid KYLESA have parted ways with drummer Brandon Baltzley and are currently seeking a replacement. "We have plans to go to Europe in the fall and then do a U.S. tour after that," the band write on their web site. "We've got friends filling in so we're covered and everything is still ...

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MELVINS Part Ways With Bassist

MELVINS have parted ways with bassist Kevin Rutmanis. No reason was given for Kevin's departure. The band are currently in the middle of a European festival tour with David Scott Stone (UNWOUND, SLUG, THE GET HUSTLE) filling in on bass. In other news, TheMelvins.net is reporting that Alternative Tentacles will be releasing both the "Mangled ...

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EYEHATEGOD Are In No Rush To Sign New Record Deal

Schwegweb.com recently conducted an interview with EYEHATEGOD frontman Michael D. Williams. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Schwegweb.com: First off, what the hell has EYEHATEGOD been doing during their lengthy absence? Michael D. Williams: "Just doing a lot of different stuff. Jim's been doing SUPERJOINT [RITUAL], DOWN and C.O.C. for a little while. ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Wrap Up Successful Headlining U.S. Tour, Guest On 'Headbanger's Ball'

Canadian extremists STRAPPING YOUNG LAD recently completed a highly successful headlining U.S. tour with THE AGONY SCENE, MISERY SIGNALS and REFLUX in the support slots and are now preparing for the massive Sounds of The Underground Tour this summer. The group’s genre-defying, breakthrough new album, "Alien", has been met with tons of mainstream acclaim and ...

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MINISTRY: No Touring Until 2006

According to a recent online posting by Angie Jourgensen, the wife of MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen, Al has remixed a track called "Enchanted Fist Thought" for THE MELVINS/JELLO BIAFRA project. "Then he was working on some interesting theme songs for two TV shows. Al calls it 'cop rock.' "Next up, Al is producing a young ...

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FANTOMAS Add Second L.A. Warm-Up Show

FANTOMAS have added a second intimate warm-up concert at the Troubadour in Los Angeles on June 6. In addition to the previously announced 8:00 p.m. sold-out performance, there will be a new 10:30 p.m. show. The Troubadour gigs will be the group's first with legendary Terry Bozzio as their fill-in drummer (while Dave Lombardo is ...

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