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LAMB OF GOD Prepare To Master New CD

LAMB OF GOD will master their new album, "As The Palaces Burn", next week at Marcessun Studios in Los Angeles for a May 6 release through Prosthetic Records. The much-anticipated follow-up to 2000's "New American Gospel" was recorded at Richmond, Virginia's Montana studios with producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD). In other news, the band ...

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AGNOSTIC FRONT Guitarist Signs Deal With STILLBORN RECORDS

Stillborn Records, the label headed up by HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta, have inked a deal with AGNOSTIC FRONT guitarist Vinny Stigma. Also freshly signed to the label are Connecticut's WITH HONOR, who include in their ranks former members of HAMARTIA and IN PIECES. WITH HONOR's first release for Stillborn will be an EP that they ...

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DOWN Drop Off Japan's BEAST FEAST 2002

DOWN are the latest act to have cancelled their participation in Beast Feast 2002, a two-day festival set to take place on December 14-15 at Makuhari Messe Event Hall in Tokyo, Japan. No reason was given for the cancellation. The complete schedule for the event now looks as follows: Saturday, Dec. 14: SOULFLY MOTÖRHEAD ARCH ...

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NILE Pull Out Of BEAST FEAST 2002

NILE have cancelled their participation in Beast Feast 2002, a two-day festival set to take place on December 14-15 at Makuhari Messe Event Hall in Tokyo, Japan. No reason was given for the cancellation. The complete schedule for the event now looks as follows: Saturday, Dec. 14: SOULFLY MOTÖRHEAD ARCH ENEMY CONVERGE SHADOWS FALL TODAY ...

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IN FLAMES Confirmed For Japan's BEAST FEAST 2002

IN FLAMES are the latest act to have been confirmed for Beast Feast 2002, a two-day festival set to take place on December 14-15 at Makuhari Messe Event Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The complete schedule for the event is as follows: Saturday, Dec. 14: SOULFLY MOTÖRHEAD ARCH ENEMY CONVERGE SHADOWS FALL TODAY IS THE DAY ...

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SHADOWS FALL Confirmed For BEAST FEAST 2002

SHADOWS FALL is the latest act to have been confirmed for Beast Feast 2002, a two-day festival set to take place on December 14-15 at Makuhari Messe Event Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The complete schedule for the event is as follows: Saturday, Dec. 14: SOULFLY MOTÖRHEAD ARCH ENEMY HATEBREED SHADOWS FALL TODAY IS THE DAY ...

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BEAST FEAST 2002: Complete Schedule Announced

The organizers of Beast Feast 2002, a two-day festival set to take place on December 14-15 at Makuhari Messe Event Hall in Tokyo, Japan, have announced the complete schedule for the event. The details are as follows: Saturday, Dec. 14: SOULFLY MOTORHEAD ARCH ENEMY HATEBREED BURNT BY THE SUN BAT CAVE PULLING TEETH UNDOWN YELLOW ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Confirmed For Japan's BEAST FEAST 2002

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE are the latest act to have been confirmed for Beast Feast 2002, a two-day festival set to take place on December 14-15 at Makuhari Messe Event Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The full list of artists currently scheduled to perform at the event looks as follows: SLAYER SOULFLY MOTÖRHEAD DOWN HATEBREED ARCH ENEMY CONVERGE ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE: New Singer Will Enable Us To Grow

New KILLSWITCH ENGAGE frontman Howard Jones (formerly of Connecticut-based BLOOD HAS BEEN SHED) has stated the following regarding his new band: "I had heard that things were up in the air with [former frontman] Jesse [Leach] so after a lot of tossing and turning at night I gave the guys a call. It really clicked ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Land New Frontman

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have replaced singer Jesse Leach with ex-BLOOD HAD BEEN SHED frontman Howard Jones, according to bassist Mike D'Antonio, who broke his silence on the situation in an interview with Australia's Metalshop. "[Jesse] strained his voice and he did it touring, and he has done it previously," Mike responded to a question ...

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GOD FORBID Pull Off Midwest Tour, Plot Next CD

The following is an update from GOD FORBID guitarist Doc Coyle: "GOD FORBID unfortunately had to pull out of its mini-Midwest tour with SHADOWS FALL and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE to concentrate on writing the follow-up to our debut, Determination. GOD FORBID apologizes to anyone who was looking forward to seeing us on this tour, and will ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's JESSE LEACH: "I Have To Do What Needs To Be Done"

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's record label, Roadrunner Records, issued a statement earlier today acknowledging vocalist Jesse Leach's absence from the group's upcoming activities, but suggesting that this will be only a temporary arrangement and indicating that plans exist for the frontman to return to the band at a later date. "Due to personal issues and vocal strain, ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Frontman Quits Group

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have parted ways with vocalist Jesse Leach. Although the exact reason for Leach's departure has not yet been disclosed, it is believed that his increasing distaste for the touring lifestyle and desie to spend more time with his wife at home had played a part in his decision to leave the group. The ...

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TWICE THE SUN: New Singer Needed

Miami, Florida's "alternative metal" act TWICE THE SUN have parted ways with singer James Partridge and are currently seeking a replacement. Interested parties can call (305) 469-8500 or send an e-mail to [email protected] for more info. As previously reported, TWICE THE SUN recently inked a deal with Roadrunner Records as a joint signing between R2 ...

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KITTIE, POISON THE WELL, SHADOWS FALL Dates Announced

The initial dates for the forthcoming US tour featuring KITTIE, POISON THE WELL, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, HOTWIRE, and SHADOWS FALL have been announced. They are as follows: Jul. 09 - St. Louis, MO @ Pop's Jul. 10 - Bloomington, IL @ Lafayette Club Jul. 12 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue Jul. 13 - Madison, WI ...

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TWICE THE SUN Part Ways With Drummer, Seek Replacement

Miami, Florida's "alternative metal" act TWICE THE SUN have parted ways with drummer Tommy Garrett due to "creative differences". No replacement has yet been announced. As previously reported, TWICE THE SUN recently inked a deal with Roadrunner Records as a joint signing between R2 Publishing head Dave Bason (the man who brought THE STROKES to ...

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SCAR CULTURE Find Replacement Drummer For North American Tour

SCAR CULTURE have lined up drummer Alpheus Underhill to replace Duke Borisov on their upcoming North American tour with HYPOCRISY, SOILWORK and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. Borisov, the band's original drummer, was forced to take a hiatus from the group last month. A resident of Los Angeles, Underhill jumped at the opportunity to fly out New York ...

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SINGLE BULLET THEORY Join HYPOCRISY, SOILWORK Touring Package

SINGLE BULLET THEORY will be supporting HYPOCRISY, SOILWORK, and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE during their upcoming US tour, which is scheduled to kick off on May 12th in St. Paul, Minnesota. It is not presently clear if SINGLE BULLET THEORY will be making an appearance on the bill in addition to the previously-announced SCAR CULTURE, or if ...

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