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FANTOMAS Schedule 'Warm-Up' Show In Los Angeles

To prepare for their upcoming European tour, and to introduce the legendary Terry Bozzio as their fill-in drummer (while Dave Lombardo is on the road with SLAYER), FANTOMAS will be playing an intimate warm-up show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles on June 6. FANTOMAS, whose lineup also features former FAITH NO MORE singer Mike ...

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France's FURY FEST: Complete Schedule Announced

The complete schedule has been announced for the 2005 edition of Fury Fest, set to take place June 24-26 in Le Mans, France. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 24: Main Stage: 00.15 - 1.15 JELLO BIAFRA AND THE MELVINS 22.30 - 23.15 ANTHRAX 21.00 - 21.45 MILLENCOLIN 19.30 - 20.15 ...

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FANTOMAS Schedule Autograph Signing In New York City

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 be stopping by the Virgin Megastore in Union Square in New York City on Tuesday, April 12 at 3:00 p.m. for a special autograph signing prior to their Irving ...

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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, First and foremost, many MUSHROOMHEAD fans have been asking, Why, J. ...

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FANTOMAS: New Song Posted Online

A brand new FANTOMAS track has been posted online at this location. 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 release their new album, "Suspended Animation", on April 5 via Ipecac. The album features 30 ...

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FANTOMAS: 'Suspended Animation' Details Revealed

FANTOMAS, the band featuring former FAITH NO MORE singer Mike Patton (ex-FAITH NO MORE), MR. BUNGLE bassist Trevor Dunn, MELVINS guitarist Buzz Osborne and SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo, will release their next album, "Suspended Animation", on April 5 via Ipecac. The album features 30 tracks, each titled after a different day in the month of ...

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Blessed Black Wings - HIGH ON FIRE

Clattering right into the massive "Devilution", a drum-driven barn-burner worthy of MOTÖRHEAD, HIGH ON FIRE up the adrenaline level on third full-length, "Blessed Black Wings". The Steve Albini recording leaves all the rough edges, managing to sound massive and metallic and dirty and grimy all at once. And unlike the somewhat murky aura of "Surrounded ...

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KYLESA Complete Work On New Album; Audio Available

Savannah GA's crust-metal-punk hybrid KYLESA have completed work on "To Walk A Middle Course" with producer Alex Newport (MELVINS, AT THE DRIVE-IN, NAILBOMB, THE LOCUST). The album is set for release on March 22 through Prosthetic Records. You can sample the track "In Memory" here. The band will embark on a nationwide tour ...

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MELVINS, Ex-BUCKCHERRY, STARWOOD Members Featured In HUSTLER Magazine

Lizzy (STARWOOD, LIZZY BORDEN), Josh Todd (ex-BUCKCHERRY) and Buzz Osborne (MELVINS) are featured in the January 2005 issue of Hustler magazine. The three singers can be found in the erotic entertainment section reviewing porn and discussing their links with porn stars. In related news, STARWOOD will be performing tonight at the Metal Blade Records Christmas ...

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THEE PLAGUE OF GENTLEMEN To Release Debut Album Early Next Year

Belgian doomsters THEE PLAGUE OF GENTLEMEN have entered the studio to record their debut album, "Primula Pestis", tentatively due in February/March 2005 via I Hate Records. THEE PLAGUE OF GENTLEMEN cite such influences as WINTER, CELTIC FROST, DREAM DEATH, SAINT VITUS, PENTAGRAM, MELVINS and GODFLESH, but claim to have "forged a unique sound which has ...

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PRIMORDIAL Complete Work On 'The Gathering Wilderness'

Irish dark metal masters PRIMORDIAL have finished the recordings for their fifth full-length album, "The Gathering Wilderness", due on February 7, 2005 via Metal Blade Records. Commented singer Nemtheanga: "With this album we wanted to challenge ourselves a little more, its very easy to slip into doing what is the easiest or the most uncomfortable ...

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MELVINS Tribute CD Featuring MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD To Surface In May

Fractured Transmitter Records has set a May 10 release date for the upcoming tribute CD to THE MELVINS. Titled "We Reach: The Music Of The Melvins", the album will include contributions from such acts as MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, MASTODON, KEELHAUL, HOUSE OF LOW CULTURE, MEATJACK, LICKGOLDENSKY, ABSENTEE, DISENGAGE, ABDULLAH and ...

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Illness Forces MELVINS U.S. Tour Cancellation

MELVINS have cancelled their previously announced U.S. tour "due to an illness in the band," according to a statement posted on the Icepac Records web site. "We are hoping that the shows will be able to be rescheduled in the future and the band sincerely apologizes for any incvonvenience caused by this unforseen circumstance. Knowing ...

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NAUSEA L.A. To Support ASESINO, MELVINS

NAUSEA L.A., the reunited "deathcore" pioneers featuring TERRORIZER vocalist Oscar Garcia, will be supporting ASESINO (featuring current/former members of STATIC-X and FEAR FACTORY) on Saturday, September 25 at the Showcase Theatre in Corona, CA. In addition, NAUSEA L.A. have lined up several dates in October as the support act for the MELVINS. Upcoming NAUSEA L.A. ...

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Canadian Heavy Metal Legend THOR To Star In 'The Intercessor'

Canadian heavy metal legend THOR (a.k.a. Jon Mikl Thor) is currently starrring starring in the movie "The Intercessor", a sci fi, horror thriller which is filming on location through September in Vancouver, B.C. and London, Ontario. The story is based on a concept of Thor's and will feature some very unique special effects. The film ...

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MISTRESS Sign With EARACHE RECORDS

U.K. grind/hardcore act MISTRESS have signed a deal with Earache Records. Formed in Birmingham during 1999, MISTRESS have released two albums to date — "Mistress" and "The Chronovisor" — to rave reviews and have gigged with the likes of NAPALM DEATH, MAYHEM, ELECTRIC WIZARD, BOLT THROWER and EXTREME NOISE TERROR. Their hard-to-pin-down sound comes across ...

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HIGH ON FIRE Joined By Ex-MELVINS Bassist

HIGH ON FIRE will be joined by bassist Joe Preston (THRONES, ex-MELVINS) for their forthcoming U.S. tour. Preston replaces longtime HIGH ON FIRE bassist George Rice, joining the power trio alongside guitarist/vocalist Matt Pike (ex-SLEEP) and drummer Des Kensel. Preston will make his live debut with HIGH ON FIRE when the band kicks off a ...

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MUDVAYNE Singer Talks About Label Imprint, First Signing

MUDVAYNE singer Chad Gray has commented on BLOODSIMPLE, the first signing to his label, Bullygoat Records (with distribution through Warner Bros Records). Based in New York, BLOODSIMPLE is the new project featuring VISION OF DISORDER members Tim Williams (vocals) and Mike Kennedy (guitar), along with ex-MEDICATION bassist Kyle Sanders and drummer Chris Hamilton, plus guitarist ...

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HIRAX To Release New Album In May

Thrash metal veterans HIRAX's latest studio album, "The New Age of Terror", will be released May 18 on Black Devil Records and Deep Six Records on CD and limited-edition picture-disc formats. Upon hearing the raw tracks, which were recorded at another studio, producer Michael Rozon (MELVINS, ADRENALINE OD) and the band decided the quality wasn't ...

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BLOOD DUSTER To Film Melbourne Show For Upcoming DVD

Australian grindcore band BLOOD DUSTER will be filming their April 23 performance in Melbourne for an upcoming DVD, tentatively due before the end of the year. In other news, BLOOD DUSTER will be releasing a new single, entitled "sixsixsixteen", on May 3. "The single will be coming out with two covers," the band write on ...

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FANTOMAS, MELT BANANA To Hit The Road Later In The Month

FANTOMAS, the band featuring former FAITH NO MORE vocalist Mike Patton, MR. BUNGLE bassist Trevor Dunn, MELVINS guitarist Buzz Osbourne and SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo, will be teaming up with MELT BANANA for a month-long tour beginning on March 25 in Ventura, California. When asked recently by Billboard.com if FANTOMAS will perform their recently released ...

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HIRAX: Work On 'The New Age Of Terror' Nearing Completion

Reunited Los Angeles thrashers HIRAX are currently putting the finishing touches on their latest studio recording, "The New Age Of Terror". The album is being recorded and produced by Michael Rozon (MELVINS, ADRENALINE O.D.) at Speed Semen Clove Factory in North Hollywood, Ca. "This is going to be our most powerful record to date", vocalist ...

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BLESSING THE HOGS Sign With GOODFELLOW RECORDS

San Francisco's BLESSING THE HOGS, the band featuring acclaimed producer Billy Anderson (MELVINS, MR. BUNGLE, BRUTAL TRUTH, HIGH ON FIRE, FANTOMAS, NEUROSIS, EYEHATEGOD, UNSANE, SICK OF IT ALL), have signed a new deal with Goodfellow Records, the label responsible for releasing the group's previous album, "The Poisoning", in late 2002. "After over a year of ...

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SLAYER Schedule 'Monster Garage' Appearance

According to drummer Dave Lombardo's official web site, SLAYER will be performing on the TV show "Monster Garage" on Friday, April 19 at midnight (PST) on the Discovery Channel. Dave will also be performing drums for the soundtrack to the upcoming remake of the classic horror flick "Dawn of the Dead". FANTOMAS, Lombardo's ...

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VENOMOUS CONCEPT: The Rebirth Of Two-Finger Punk Rock

Former BRUTAL TRUTH vocalist Kevin Sharp has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET with an update on VENOMOUS CONCEPT, his new project with MELVINS/FANTOMAS guitarist Buzz Osborne as well as NAPALM DEATH members Shane Embury (bass) and Danny Herrera (drums). As previously reported, VENOMOUS CONCEPT will be performing at the Double Door in Chicago, Illinois on Friday, February 13 ...

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MELVINS To Celebrate 20th Anniversary With Book, Tour

MELVINS will celebrate their 20th anniversary this winter with the publication of a very special coffee table book called "Neither Here, Nor There" on March 2. According to an official press release, "Neither Here, Nor There" is "an amazing retrospective highlighting artwork from [MELVINS'] releases, ruminations from the band and their friends and [including] a ...

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