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Bleeding Through – Another New Track Streaming Online

Another BLEEDING THROUGH track of the band’s new album “The Truth”, titled ‘Kill To Believe’, is available for streaming, click here to listen.

Paul Stenning – Penning New Iron Maiden Biography

Paul Stenning (Author of GUNS N’ ROSES ‘The Band That Time Forgot’ and AC/DC ‘Two Sides To Every Glory’) is currently writing a biography on IRON MAIDEN which should be out late Summer 2006. Anyone with an interesting story, anecdote, contacts of members past, old school friends, can get in touch with Stenning at: czechzebra@yahoo.com

Caliban – Artwork Up for “The Undying Darkness”

Artwork for the new CALIBAN album “The Undying Darkness” has leaked onto the scene. You can view it at this location. The album is set for release on February 27 of next year in Europe.

48th Grammy Awards – Hard Rock and Metal Nominees

The nominees for the 48th Grammy Awards have been announced. This years nominations for Best Metal Performance are…:

The Great Satan – Ministry
Determined – Mudvayne
Mein Teil – Rammstein
What Drives The Weak – Shadows Fall
Before I Forget – Slipknot

The nominations for Best Hard Rock Performance are as follows:

Audioslave – Doesn’t Remind Me
System Of A Down – B.Y.O.B.
Nine Inch Nails – The Hand That Feeds
Queens Of The Stone Age – Little Sister
Robert Plant – Tin Pan Valley

36 Crazyfists – Pre-Pro Pictures Online – Album Progressing

36 CRAZYFISTS are progessing slowly but surely as their new album gets wrapped up piece by piece. Drum tracking is completely finished, and pictures are also available online. The full update is below:

“An update Hey Gang!”

“The keg has been tapped. Thomas is completely done with the drum tracking and has become an annoyance now.”

“I finished all the rhythm tracking as of Monday. They came out killer. We used a few different methods on the guitars. First we ran my Ibanez SZ through my Mesa, killer sound. Next we ran a 68 Tele through a Soldano T-50 for the crisp, clean hear every note sound. We also ran DI for back up and re-amping as a safety precaution. Other options ran were an SG, and a JCM 800. The guitar sounds are crushing and my playing isn’t too shabby either – HA.”

“As I write this Mick is upstairs with Sal working out Bass sounds and they should begin tracking shortly. Brock has still been going in to the city and taking his vocal coaching, and being an annoyance as well, Woot.”

“We have been video taping everything and I promise some clips soon. There are some new pictures on the site from pre-production up till now. I will try and get more of these up soon as well, send flowers…”

DragonForce – “Inhuman Rampage” – Tracklisting Confirmed

The full tracklisting for the forth coming DRAGONFORCE album, “Inhuman Rampage” has now been confirmed. It is as follows:

1. Through the Fire and Flames
2. Revolution Deathsquad
3. Storming the Burning Fields
4. Operation Ground and Pound
5. Body Breakdown
6. Cry for Eternity
7. The Flame of Youth
8. Trail of Broken Hearts

Municipal Waste, Caustic Christ – Team Up For Mini-Tour

MUNICIPAL WASTE and CAUSTIC CHRIST will be doing a mini-tour early next year. Dates are as follows:

January 26 – Washington, DC @ The Warehouse Nextdoor
January 27 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
January 28 – Brooklyn, NY @ North Six
January 29 – Baltimore, MD @ The Jerkstore

Red Aim – Return to Their Roots With Next Release “The Pink Necromantic”

German Stoner Rock Band RED AIM are half way through the writing of their new album. The new disc, which will be a concept album, will be entitled “The Pink Necromantic”, and is set for release through Metal Blade Europe sometime in 2006.

Unearth – Win Authentic Tour Banner

UNEARTH are in the giving mood, and are set to give away their tour banner used on tour and in their video for the track ‘Endless’. The first 50 fans who spend $50 bucks or more in the webstore will receive a limited edition poster autographed by the entire band. Those 50 people will automatically be entered into a drawing to win the banner. To visit the webstore, click here.

MTV – Remembers Dime….Always in Our Hearts!

MTV remembers DIMEBAG DARRELL one year ago to this day…

click here.

Cellador – Announce Addition of Bill Hudson – 2nd Guitarist

Nebraska-based extreme melodic metallers CELLADOR have announced the addition of 22-year-old Brazilian guitarist Bill Hudson (ex-THE SUPREMACY) to the group’s ranks. “Bill’s tremendous playing style combined with his outrageous ability to learn on the fly has secured our decision in choosing him for the band,” stated guitarist Chris Petersen. “You don’t know dedication until you see someone jump continents to be apart of a band. We are looking forward to the many wondrous power metal adventures we’re bound to have together.”

Bill will be joining CELLADOR at Mana Studios in Tampa, Florida in December for the recording of the band’s debut via Metal Blade Records. The album, which will be produced by Erik Rutan is tentatively due late spring.

CELLADOR would like to thank all who emailed and auditioned for the band over the last 2 months.

Roadrunner Records 25th – Full Lineup Additions..

The lineup for the ROADRUNNER 25TH ANNIVERSARY concert at the Nokia Theater in NYC on December 15 has been officially announced. Previously a closely-guarded list of metal luminaries, the rumors that have been circulating within the rock community and on many websites are being confirmed as this new information is brought to light.

Ville Valo, the lead singer for HIM has recently been confirmed to perform a track that has been extremely influential to him over the years.

Boasting one of the most impressive line-ups ever assembled on one stage, the concert will feature over 40 artists who will perform 24 classic Roadrunner songs ranging from the KING DIAMOND era, all the way through the recently released Roadrunner United album. The different combinations of artist collaborations are staggering, however, at least one seminal Roadrunner band will reunite with their original, core line-up.

Confirmed artists include:

Corey Taylor ? Slipknot
Joey Jordison ? Slipknot
Paul Gray ? Slipknot
Howard Jones ? Killswitch Engage
Joel Stroetzel ? Killswitch Engage
Mike D’Antonio ? Killswitch Engage
Adam Dutkiewicz ? Killswitch Engage
Justin Foley ? Killswitch Engage
Jesse Leach ? Fmr Killswitch Engage / Current Seemless
Dino Cazares ? Ex Fear Factory / Ex Brujeria
Robert Flynn ? Machine Head
Adam Duce ? Machine Head
Matt Heafy ? Trivium
Corey Beaulieu – Trivium
Andreas Kisser ? Sepultura
Evan Seinfeld ? Biohazard
Billy Graziadei ? Biohazard
Glen Benton ? Deicide
Steve Asheim – Deicide
Acey Slade ? Murderdolls
Matt Baumbach ? Vision of Disorder
Tim Williams ?Vision of Disorder
Nadja Peulen ? Fmr Coal Chamber
Logan Mader ? Fmr Machine Head
Keith Caputo ? Life of Agony
Roy Mayorga ? Fmr Soulfly
James Murphy ? Death / Ex -Obituary
Tim “Ripper” Owens ? Fmr Judas Priest/ Iced Earth
Jordan Whelan ? Still Remains
Jeff Waters ? Annihilator
Scott Ian ? Anthrax
Ville Valo ? HIM
Brian Fair ? Shadows Fall
Jamey Jasta ? Hatebreed

MVD / Hypnotic – Announce Metal’s Dark Side – Hard and the Furious Volume 1 North American Release

Music Video Distributors and Hypnotic are pleased to announce the home viewing release of “Metal’s Dark Side ? Hard and the Furious Volume 1″ for North American distribution on DVD.

This DVD is packed with uncensored videos, shocking interviews, a tribute to Dimebag Darrell, and seriously scandalous bonus footage. From back stage at the Key Club in L.A., to the infamous Antfarm in Denmark, sexy host Jasmin St. Claire invades the minds of metal legends such as George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher (CANNIBAL CORPSE), Satyr (SATYRICON), DEATH ANGEL, HIMSA, and Vinnie Paul during one of the last DAMAGEPLAN interviews.

Tracklisting is below:

1. Interview with George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher of Cannibal Corpse
2. Video: Cannibal Corpse “Decency Defied”
3. Interview Ted Aguilar and Dennis Pepa of Death Angel
4. Video: Death Angel “Thicker Than Blood”
5. In the studio interview with Derek Harn, Kirby Johnson, Chad Davis, Matt Wicklund & John Pettibone of Himsa
6. Video: Himsa “Rain To The Sound Of Panic” (uncensored version)
7. Interview with Satyr of Satyricon
8. Video: Satyricon “Fuel For Hatred”
9. Interview with Pat Lachman & Vinnie Paul of Damageplan
10. A Tribute to Dimebag Darrell
11. Clips from Metal’s Darkside Volume II

Bonus:

Additional interview footage with George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher of Cannibal Corpse

Goatwhore – New Live Shots from Dec. 4 Gig in Hollywood

New pics of GOATWHORE, including shots of the band’s two new members, taken at The Whiskey in Hollywood on December 4 have been made available online courtesy of resident photographer Dirt Junior. You can check them out here.

Mudvayne – ‘Happy?’ Named as #1 HBB Video of 2005, Billboard Active Rock Song of the Year

MUDVAYNE‘s ‘Happy?’ has been named both the #1 Headbangers Ball Video of 2005 and Billboard Monitor’s Active Rock Song of the Year. The accolades follow the hit song’s remarkable run at radio, where it held the #1 spot at Active Rock for a staggering ten consecutive weeks.
The Headbangers Ball award is the latest in a series of MTV2 honors bestowed upon the band.

In 2001, the band received the first-ever MTV2 Award for “Dig,” and last year “Dig” was voted No. 2 on the channel’s “Best Metal Videos of the New Millennium (So Far)” poll. “Lost and Found” has sold over 700,000 units since its April release.

The Sword – “Age of Winters” – Title for Debut Full Length – Release New Music

Dynamic Austin, Texas-based quartet THE SWORD have set “Age of Winters” as the title of their debut full length album, set for a February 14, 2006 release via Kemado Records.

THE SWORD (guitarist / singer J.D. Cronise, guitarist Kyle Shutt, bassist Bryan Richie and drummer Trivett Wingo), who’s thick, molten sound combines metal’s beloved past with the forward-thinking enthusiasm of today’s heavy music elite, deliver exhilarating songs — featuring huge riffs and intense drumming — that are at once melodious, catchy and punishing. The band showcased material from “Age of Winters” at three sold out New York City live performances last month.

The final track listing for Age of Winters is “Celestial Crown”, “Barael’s Blade”, “Freya”, “Winter’s Wolves”, “The Horned Goddess”, “Iron Swan”, “Lament for the Aurochs”, “March of the Lor” and “Ebethron”. The song “Iron Swan” has been posted online and can be previewed at this location.

In Flames – Anders Fridén to Guest on FUSE TV’s Metal Asylum Dec. 19

IN FLAMES vocalist Anders Fridén will guest on the FUSE television network’s “Metal Asylum” on Monday, December 19th. The special episode will feature Fridén answering questions submitted to him by the program’s viewers. “Metal Asylum” airs Monday through Friday at 11:00 PM EST.

On the topic of the unique episode, a posting on the FUSE website states, “Ever wanted to ask your favorite rock star a question but never got the chance? Now FUSE is giving you, the viewer a chance to do just that. Anders Frieden from the seminal and highly influential metal band In Flames will be appearing on FUSE TV’s Metal Asylum. If you have a question that you’ve wanted to ask him, but never been able, here is your chance. Simply email your question (along with your name and hometown) to Metalasylum@fuse.tv and then tune in when the show airs on Monday, December 19th to see if your question was used.”

IN FLAMES‘ highly anticipated new album, “Come Clarity” will be released in North America on February 7th via Ferret Music. The follow-up to the band’s 2004 album, Soundtrack to Your Escape, “Come Clarity” features thirteen explosive tracks, including the roll-out single and video, “Take this Life”. The band, whose cumulative record sales total over one million worldwide, will launch a North American headlining tour in January with support provided by TRIVIUM, DEVILDRIVER and ZAO.

You can also grab the track ‘Take This Life’, available for download at this location.

God Dethroned – Offer Update from Heart of Spain

GOD DETHRONED have checked in from the road while trekking all over Europe. This update comes from Barcelona, Spain:

“Yo lads, we’re halfway the tour with THE HAUNTED and GOD FORBID and it’s going great so far! Didn’t really had any major troubles and we played a lot of cool shows. Though we don’t really play for a death metal audience, we get a shitload of incredibly good reactions. Wicked! Last night THE HAUNTED guitar player Jensen drove us all the way to Barcelona, Spain, because apparently he wanted to do something useful instead of getting bored on the tour bus. It was cosy, but we didn’t have any sleep. Right now we’re hanging around, spending too much money on coffee and waiting for the other THE HAUNTED guys to show up.”

“A big “thanx!!” to all the crazy mothafuckahz who banged their head, gave us some horns, started a slamming pit, or just enjoyed one of our performances on this tour. Y’all make it worthwhile! Also expect a picture gallery update and a tour report right after we’re home again.
But now it’s time to rock the stage in Barcelona… – Isaac Delahaye/God Dethroned”

The Absence – Added to Vader, Kataklysm May `06 Tour

In May 2006 THE ABSENCE will now officially be teaming up with VADER, KATAKLYSM (headliner of Canadian leg of the tour), NUCLEAR ASSAULT and SPEEDKILL/HATE (featuring members of OVERKILL) in support of their critically acclaimed Metal Blade Records debut “From Your Grave”.

Decapitated – “Organic Delusions” – Album Streaming in Entirity Online

DECAPITATED‘s new album “Organic Delusions”, due out on Earache Records, can now be heard in it’s entirity at this location before it hits stores on February 7 in North America, and the 13 in the UK and Europe.

GWAR / A Dozen Furies – Canadian Set List and Pictures

A full review and set-list from GWAR and A DOZEN FURIES‘ “Live In Vancouver” performance from November 12 have been made available courtesy of Metal Rules. You can check it out here.

Skrappy’s – Shooting at Arizona Venue at Hardcore Show

A year to the day that former PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN guitarist Dimebag Darrell was tragically shot on stage, word has surfaced that there was a shooting at a recent hardcore show down in Tuscon, Arizona. The bands performing included HOODS, SHATTERED REALM and DONNYBROOK. A message from Equal Vision Records artists VERSUS THE MIRROR, who are based out of the area, is below:

“Greetings Everyone. My name is Gabe and I play guitar in a band called Versus The Mirror. I write to everyone in a complete state of disbelief. There was a shooting at a hardcore show (Hoods, Shattered Realm, Donnybrook) here in Tucson, AZ that resulted in a death. The show was held at our main all ages venue and arts center, Skrappys.”

“After a huge fight broke out inside the venue, the brawl kept going outside until shots were fired. A few people were also said to be fighting with hammers. Nuts. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who was involved or witnessed this tonight.”

“I’ve never really been the type to stand up and speak my mind on issues but this is my hometown and this was my favorite venue. This is where I played my first show as a musician and saw some of the best shows as a fan. This is where I sang along and danced to my favorite bands. This is where everyone came together for the love of music and art. This was the place where everyone who felt out of place in their school or home could come to fit in. To the employees, owners, and kids of Skrappys, this was life and a second home.”

“The owner of the venue, Kathy has devoted her whole life to building our music and arts community, our “scene,” if you would. Her and her husband has sacrificed everything from houses to cars to keep Skrappys open. She has attended countless meetings and hearings with Tucson city officials to get funding so the venue could remain open. Now it could be shut down.”

“Whatever happened to going to shows because you loved the band and you wanted to support them, whether it be local or a national act. Whatever happened to respect, unity and integrity within the “scene.” You shouldn’t be going to shows to represent your crew or to inflict pain on everybody. Go to shows because you enjoy the music. That’s what it’s all about. The music. If it wasn’t for the music, there wouldn’t be a show for you to model your new spock haircut, your hatebreed jersey with matching army cargos, your greased up pomp, your elitist attitude, your tough guy mentality, your “emo” attire, and so on and so forth. Remember, the music comes first.”

“I don’t even know anymore. I just hope that Skrappys can stay open. The venue has been the heart and soul of our music and arts scene and it would be a huge loss to everyone in Arizona and to everyone in touring bands. If you think your venue in your hometown sucks, be very appreciative of what you have. Have a good night and be safe. ”

CBGB – Officially Closing – To Be Shut By October 2006

Famed club CBGB is set to close it’s doors by the end of 2006. An official statement by the birthplace to punk rock, and much more, is below:

“We are closing. Our landlord had neither the obligation nor the interest to give us a new lease when our old lease expired in August. Since then, we have been fighting a losing battle, trying to buy time, against our eviction.”

“Unless a miracle were to happen, or the landlord were to have a change of heart, we knew we were gong to close. We just didn’t know when. Now we do.”

“An agreement has been reached… not to give us a new lease, but to give us time to find a new location.”

“CBGB is officially closing by October 2006. No postponements, no court dates, no appeals… that’s it.”

“We are using this time to try and find a new location in New York.”

“The rumors of us trying to open in Las Vegas and/or elsewhere are true… but not what you may think. We are staying in New York and we are looing for a space in downtown Manhattan. We are not moving to Las Vegas or anywhere else. We are, however, looking at opening up a sister club elsewhere… perhaps a CBGB West. But the original CBGB, though it will have to move, will remain in New York.”

Twisted Method – Tripp’s “Fuzzy Pants” Pack!!

Here’s your chance to own the “fuzzy pants” worn by TWISTED METHOD frontman Derrick “Tripp” Tribbett. All you have to do is be willing to pay $109.95 and they could be yours! Act now though because these are in a limited supply of one per design. For more information on this spectacular offer, or to let them know what a “good” idea this is, you can check out their Myspace page here.

Shadows Fall – Hometown Show Announced

SHADOWS FALL have lined up a special hometown show for December 30th at the Pearl Street Nightclub in Northampton, MA. Also performing will be THE ACACIA STRAIN, HOTBLACK, and HARVEY GONE ROTTEN. You can buy tickets here