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Consign To Oblivion - EPICA

The obvious comparisons to WITHIN TEMPTATION, NIGHTWISH, or even EVANESCENCE will have to be made here, of course. After all, EPICA is a symphonic metal band with a mezzo-soprano female vocalist (though guitarist Mark Jansen does throw in the occasional death growls), augmented by a string section and choir. However familiar EPICA's sound may be ...

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Former EVANESCENCE Manager: AMY LEE Is Creating Version Of Reality That Has No Basis In Fact

Attorney Bert Deixler, who represents Dennis Rider and Rider Management — the former personal manager of EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee — has issued the following response to Lee's lawsuit against his client for breach of fiduciary duty, professional negligence, conversion, sexual assault and battery, and other claims: "Rider Management and Dennis Rider have fully performed ...

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EVANESCENCE Singer Sues Former Manager For 'Negligence', 'Sexual Assault And Battery'

Singer Amy Lee of EVANESCENCE has sued her former manager, Dennis Rider of Rider Management, for breach of fiduciary duty, professional negligence, conversion, sexual assault and battery, and other claims. According to the complaint, which was filed today (Dec. 7) in Los Angeles Superior Court, Lee retained Rider to serve as her personal manager commencing ...

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EVANESCENCE Frontwoman Sued By Former Management Company

According to TMZ.com, EVANESCENCE frontwoman Amy Lee is being sued by her former management company over alleged unpaid commissions. Under the agreement, Rider Management was entitled to 20 percent of gross earnings. Lee gave Rider the boot and claims she has no obligation to pay the management company. Rider begs to differ and wants a ...

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Third Age of the Sun - BATTLELORE

They may look like a junior-league theater troupe at a parking-lot Renaissance faire, but BATTLELORE are all business when it comes to creating enchanting, Tolkien-inspired medieval metal with a groove. Similar in sound to (but less complex and mystical than) Holland's ORPHANAGE, BATTLELORE mix tasteful Euro-metal with death and female vocals, atmospheric keyboards, and lilting ...

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EVANESCENCE Guitarist Remixes Track For Boxing World Champion

Little Rock, AR-based Official 1 Records has enlisted EVANESCENCE guitarist John LeCompt and Phil Tayler, frontman for alternative rock band FUTURE LEADERS OF THE WORLD, to remix a track inspired by Arkansas' world-champion boxer Jermain Taylor as he prepares to defend his belt against ex-champ, Bernard Hopkins. "I hadn't worked on a hip-hop project before," ...

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Former THY MAJESTIE Singer Producing Italy's VIOLET SUN

Former THY MAJESTIE and current PLATENS singer Dario Grillo is currently producing a new album from the Italian gothic-power metal band VIOLET SUN, led by the soprano Alessandra Amata. The group's musicial style is being described as a mixture of "EVANESCENCE, NIGHTWISH, KOVENANT and LACUNA COIL." As previously reported, PLATENS (Haramaic word for "cosmic equilibrium") ...

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MUDVAYNE Drummer To Guest On 'Rockline'

MUDVAYNE drummer Matt McDonough and actor Donnie Wahlberg (ex-NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK) will take part in a special edition of the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" dedicated to the upcoming "Saw II" movie, which opens in theaters nationwide this Friday (Oct. 28). The live show will air on Monday, Oct. 31 at 8:30 p.m. ...

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EDGUY Members Consider Sex Change

German melodic metallers EDGUY have posted the following message on their official web site: "Against certain rumors and speculations, Tobias Sammet [EDGUY vocalist] has not undergone a sex change operation yet: 'Of course, after the success of NIGHTWISH, WITHIN TEMPTATION and EVANESCENCE, we sat down to discuss what kind of sacrifice we'd have to make ...

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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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STONE SOUR: Producer Announced; Recording To Begin In January

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor has issued the following update on his STONE SOUR project: "Well, it's been nearly 3 years (for obvious reasons), but the wheels are starting to turn slowly on the machine that is STONE SOUR! Updates galore and more in store as we begin the pre-production process, so listen up. "Dave Fortman ...

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Former EVANESCENCE Guitarist Writing Material For LINDSAY LOHAN

Former EVANSCENCE guitarist Ben Moody is working with Lindsay Lohan on material for her second solo album, according to People magazine. The follow-up to Lohan's "Speak" debut (2004) is expected sometime next year. Moody is currently puting the finishing touches on his first solo album, "Can't Regret What You Can't Remember", tentatively due in the ...

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Judge OKs EVANESCENCE Refund Deal

The Associated Press has issued the following report: A judge has approved a deal enabling people to get refunds on the EVANESCENCE album "Anywhere but Home" if they bought it at a Wal-Mart in Maryland. The agreement signed Wednesday in Washington County Circuit Court partially settles a lawsuit filed by a local couple who claim ...

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TOMMY LEE To Peform On 'Tonight Show With Jay Leno'

Bassist Marty O'Brien (TOMMY LEE, DISTURBED, STATIC-X) has issued the following update: "Lots to talk about in this update, as I've been very very busy… "Last week I taped an episode of 'Sessions at AOL' with Tommy Lee [MÖTLEY CRÜE]. We performed three songs live in studio A at Capitol Records. The AOL cameras were ...

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GODHEAD Frontman Keeping Busy Between Albums

Now that GODHEAD have completed recording their new album, they have decided to explore some new label options, so frontman Jason Miller has been able to keep himself busy with plenty of other endeavors. Last year, he bought and opened a full service recording and production facility in North Hollywood, called Central Command Studios. In ...

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MUDVAYNE Schedule 'Rockline' Appearance

MUDVAYNE will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Monday, August 22. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out

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Former EVANESCENCE Guitarist Working On Solo Album

Former EVANESCENCE guitarist and songwriter Ben Moody's first solo single, "Everything Burns", has just started to chart in Europe. The single, which features lead vocals from dance-pop singer Anastacia and appears on the new "Fantastic Four" soundtrack, has landed at position No. 14 in Switzerland and No. 22 in Austria. Moody is currently puting the ...

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MUDVAYNE Select 'Forget To Remember' As Next Single

MUDVAYNE have selected "Forget to Remember" as the next single off their third album, "Lost and Found", available now on Epic Records. The single is expected to go for radio adds on June 28. "Lost and Found" was recently certified gold by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for shipments in excess of 500,000 ...

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