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Dina Gathe Release Party
Press Release reports: Once in a while a new artist comes along that you just have to hear. Dina Gathe is one of them. Today she announced the completion of her eagerly-awaited self-published debut album, "Bother Me", to be launched Friday, December 2nd, 2005 at L.A.'s premier club, The Mint at 8:30PM. 

With her razor-sharp guitars, vocals that reach straight for your heart and impressive song craft, Dina Gathe fuses a wealth of influences into a singular modern rock sound that is both unique and accessible at the same time. On "Bother Me", she invites you to experience songs that are thought-provoking, energetic, fun, funky and edgy. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rise Against Meat To Win
Peta reports: Fans and critics alike have come to expect more than just intense music when Chicago's Rise Against takes center stage. The band doesn't disappoint in a brand-new pro-vegetarian ad for peta2�PETA's Youth Division�that shows band members Joe Principe, Chris Chasse, Tim McIlrath, and Brandon Barnes posing in front of a brick wall with the spray-painted tagline "Meat Is Murder�Go Vegetarian." Not content just to shoot the ad, the band offered sponsor a contest in which a lucky visitor to peta2.com will win a new snowboard donated by the band.

It's no small gesture, considering that Rise Against is currently on the Taste of Chaos International, stopping in Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom, and Germany. So why does the all-vegetarian band equate meat with murder? "I started realizing that the meat industry is a very f***ed-up thing," says Joe. "I think that the idea behind animals as just products�selling animals like that�is a wrong thing. These are living creatures that feel pain. I don't believe in that, so I'm vegetarian."[see full story to check out the ad and enter the contest]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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George Benson DVD
Kayos reports: Eagle Rock Entertainment, the leading independent source for high quality music audio/visual programming, will release GeorgeBenson: Live at Montreux 1986, a performance on DVD from one of the true greats of jazz guitar at Europe's most prestigious music festival. 

Contemporary jazz and smooth r&b have never seen a figure as successful and versatile as George Benson. This show not only demonstrates his utter mastery of Wes Montgomery-style guitar playing, but also showcases the strong, flexible singing that ultimately exposed him to a mass audience. Here, he sings such monster hits as "Turn Your Love Around," his concert show-stopper "On Broadway," and often scat-sings while soloing, his trademark crowd-pleasing trick. Additionally, he takes on "The Greatest Love of All," a song best known via Whitney Houston's version, but that aficionados consider to be effectively owned by Benson. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dizmas Hardcore for Christ
Press Release reports: Even in the midst of a world, and church, of pluralism and controversy, the message is clear," Dizmas lead singer Zach Zegan says of the track "Controversy", one of the many faith-based, yet universally relevant, songs that make up their first album titled "On A Search In America," released by EMI's Credential Recordings.

Though all the members of Dizmas are age 21 or younger, their acute awareness of the world, and their place in it, uniquely surpasses what might be expected from young, metal men. They have a made it their mission to worship through a genre of music not often united with personal faith, joining the likes of P.O.D. and Switchfoot, two other bands whose messages have struck a chord with mainstream audience.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Simple Phone Plan
Fanscape reports: [this promotion has been updated so we figured we'd post the new 411 for those that may be interested] Montreal-based punk-pop group Simple Plan include Pierre Bouvier (vocals), Jeff Stinco (guitar), David Desrosiers (bass), Sebastien Lefebvre (guitar), and Chuck Comeau (drums). Aside from selling a couple of million albums, the group have shared the stage with everyone from Rancid to Aerosmith; made appearances on the Vans Warped Tour for three years running (two as Headliners), and been nominated for four MTV Video Music Awards. The band is currently on tour across the U.S. and will be performing private shows in select markets brought to you by Samsung and Alltel Wireless. 

See Simple Plan for free when you "test drive" the Samsung n330 at an Alltel Wireless retailer. You will get a voucher redeemable for two tickets to see a private Simple Plan concert. The only way to get into the show is by going and checking out the new phone! Participating markets include: Norfolk, VA, Phoenix, AZ, Cleveland, OH, Tampa, FL, or Charlotte, NC. If you purchase the phone you will receive a free Tour Sampler CD (while supplies last). [see full story for all the details]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Mega Podcast!
Ostronomy reports: StriglsMusicNews.com has posted episode 17 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. The episode features a six minute interview co-host John Ostronomy conducted with legendary bass player David Ellefson. Topics include Ellefson's recent projects F5, Temple of Brutality, War Machine, Avian, Killing Machine, and Soulfly. Host, Mark Strigl, and Ostronomy also discuss topics including Slavo, In Flames, Nightwish, and Dark Tranquility. Pictures as well as the 30 minute podcast can be downloaded at the full story link [you should check out the show if you haven't already, good stuff!]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Wanna Tour with Shakira?
Fanscape reports: MTV: Music Television and Shakira have a Dirty Little Secret� one lucky fan is about to go on tour! MTV announced today the "Dirty Little Secrets" contest, where one grand prize winner will win the chance to go on tour with Shakira in 2006 as the official "fan correspondent" for MTV. In addition, the fortunate winner will work as a guest reporter for Teen People Magazine where they will interview Shakira and write a story about their experience to appear in Teen People in 2006. 

Beginning on October 28th and running through November 20th, 2005. MTV viewers can enter at shakira.mtv.com and submit essays (300 words or less) describing why they are the best fan to win this opportunity. Submissions will be narrowed down to the top 5-10 finalists who will be flown into a designated city for personal interviews with a judging panel comprised of representatives from MTV, Teen People and other industry professionals from Epic Records and/or Shakira's management company. This panel will determine the grand prize winner going on tour with Shakira next year.[see full story for all the details] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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If Hope Dies Set To Ruin
Metal Blade reports: If Hope Dies have set Life In Ruin as the title for their upcoming album due out in February 2006 on Ironclad Recordings/Metal Blade Records. The album will also see a February 24, 2006 release date in Europe (US release TBA). Currently, the band is holed up in Orlando, Florida at Audiohammer Studios recording the effort with producer Jason Suecof (Trivium, God Forbid).

Check out If Hope Dies on tour with Hatebreed!! [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sascha Leaves Symphorce
Metal Blade reports: "Right after an amazing tour, Sascha suddenly decided to leave after more than 4 years in the band. His decision was based on personal reasons. But since we have to take things as they come, we're proud to announce two guest drummers for the shows that are already booked and confirmed! 

We will be helped out by Andy Flache (who is well known as one of our chief roadies from hell) and Steffen Theurer (ex-Chinchilla/Woodpeckers). We hope to get everything fixed in time and hope Sascha will find his way.

We're looking forward to even more amazing shows and are ready to rock da house!" - Symphorce- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Amon Amarth US Debut
Metal Blade reports: We'll stop by Iceland for 2 shows in early November. First one will be at Grand Rokk on Saturday 5th. Second one, all ages shows on Sunday 6th at Tonlistarthournarmidstodint. Both shows are in Reykjavik, Iceland.

See Amon Amarth on their first US tour in support of the new album Fate of Norns. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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At All Costs Video
Chipster reports: A new video for "Death to Distraction" by At All Cost has been posted online. The song is off of the bands Combat Records debut It's Time to Decide. At All Cost are coming off the success of their previous EP which was given 4/5 stars by Alternative Press. The Austin, TX quintet play a blend music that showcases the intensity of metal, energy of rock, and ideology or progressive music. See the full story link to check it out in Windows Media format.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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