MINI-KISS: A Tribute Act Of A Different Kind

MINI-KISS, an all-dwarf KISS cover band, has been causing quite a stir lately — so much so that when they performed at The Chamber in Atlanta last month, theirs was "easily the most anticipated rock show since RADIOHEAD's 2001 show at Stone Mountain," reports Andisheh Nouraee of Creative Loafing Atlanta. "Unfortunately, the band took a ...

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KISS, ACDELCO, KURT JOHNSON, And CAVALIER Form Hot Rod Supergroup

The crashing thunder of rock power chords and deep bass crescendos of 1,300 horsepower combined to create a medley of high-performance music together at the official unveiling of Kurt Johnson's ACDelco NHRA Pro Stock Cavalier Z24 on August 14. Featuring artwork by renowned motorsports artist Sam Bass, Johnson's Cavalier sports a visual theme inspired by ...

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SYMPHORCE To Support GRAVE DIGGER In Europe

German power metallers SYMPHORCE, featuring BRAINSTORM frontman Andy B. Franck, will support GRAVE DIGGER on a European tour that is scheduled to kick off in early January. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 06 - Osnabrück, GER - Hyde Park Jan. 07 - Andernach, GER - Live Club Jan. 08 - Pratteln, SWI - Z7 ...

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SUFFOCATION Sign With RELAPSE RECORDS, Plan Early 2004 Release

Reunited New York death metallers SUFFOCATION have inked a deal with Relapse Records and will be heading into the studio shortly to record a new album, tentatively due in early 2004. A self-produced affair, the as-yet-untitled follow-up to the 1998 "Despise The Sun" EP will mark the group's first full-length release since 1995's "Pierced From ...

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NOTHINGFACE: We Have Not Broken Up!

NOTHINGFACE have issued a statement confirming their withdrawal from this year's Ozzfest and addressing the rumors of the group's imminent split. The band's statement reads as follows: "We'd like to clear up all the rumors surrounding our recent departure from Ozzfest. First and foremost, WE HAVE NOT BROKEN UP! NOTHINGFACE is still very much a ...

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ICED EARTH Set Release Date For 'The Glorious Burden'

ICED EARTH have set an October 27 European release date through SPV Records for their new CD, "The Glorious Burden". The follow-up to 2001's "The Horror Show" will mark the recording debut with the group of new vocalist Tim Owens, formerly of JUDAS PRIEST. A world tour in support of the album is expected to ...

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ANKLA: New Song Available For Download

Los Angeles-based ANKLA, featuring guitarist Ramon Ortiz (PUYA), Brazilian vocalist Ikaro Stafford, L.A local J.J. McNeal on bass, and drummer Aaron Rossi (STRIFE, SHELTER, MEDICATION), have posted a brand-new track, titled "Steep Trails", in MP3 format at this location. The song is one of several cuts that were recorded in June under the ...

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BLACK FLAG Reunion Not So United

Ex-BLACK FLAG singer Keith Morris has released a statement dismissing earlier reports by the band's founder Greg Ginn that he and other members of early incarnations of the group will be performing at BLACK FLAG's Sept. 12 "reunion" show at the Hollywood Palladium. BLACK FLAG's first four singers — Morris, Ron Reyes (a.k.a. Chavo), Robo ...

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