TED NUGENT To Run For U.S. Senate?

Controversial rocker, outspoken conservative and gun-rights activist Ted Nugent is being mentioned as a possible candidate for the U.S. Senate representing the Illinois Republican Party. "He grew up in Arlington Heights. He went to St. Viator High School," said Cook County Republican Chair Gary Skoien, according to the Internet Broadcasting Systems. "He has more connection ...

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DETRIMENTUM Sign U.S. Licensing Deal With KILLZONE RECORDS

U.K. death metal act DETRIMENTUM have inked a U.S. licensing deal with KillZone Records for the release of their acclaimed mini-CD, "Monuments to The Suffering". The CD, due in December, will contain bonus material, including live video footage on CD-ROM , photo galleries and, as a prelude, a brand-new track from the group's full-length debut, ...

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UNEARTH Bassist: PRESIDENT BUSH Is A Terrible Leader

UNEARTH bassist John Maggard recently spoke to Metal-Exiles.com about the inspiration for the group's latest CD, "The Oncoming Storm". What follows are several excerpts from that interview: Metal-Exiles.com: Lets get into the lyrics, they are pretty grim. What inspired them? John Maggard: "[The song] 'The Great Dividers' was inspired by our touring experiences, ...

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TO MY SURPRISE Part Ways With ROADRUNNER, Seek New Label Home

TO MY SURPRISE, the new band featuring SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn Crahan (a.k.a. The Clown), have reportedly parted ways with Roadrunner Records after releasing one full-length album through the label. The group, who played two successful shows in Los Angeles in mid-May, are said to be seeking a new record deal. TO MY SURPRISE's self-titled debut ...

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KALEDON: VICIOUS RUMORS Guitarist's Guest Appearance Detailed

VICIOUS RUMORS guitarist Geoff Thorpe will contribute lead guitar to the following tracks on the upcoming KALEDON CD: "Vultures In the Air", "Black Telepathy" (instrumental) and "Mighty Son of the Great Lord". KALEDON's third full-length album, "The Way of the Light", is currently being recorded at Alpha & Omega studios in Como, Italy for a ...

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Ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer MARK BOALS Records Guest Appearance For Japanese Guitarist

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/current RING OF FIRE vocalist Mark Boals recently recorded two songs for young Japanese guitarist named Takayoshi Omura. Omura's debut album, entitled "Nowhere To Go", features additional guest appearances by Doogie White (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, CORNERSTONE, ex-RAINBOW) and Richie Kotzen (ex-MR. BIG, POISON). An August 25 release through Yamaha Music in Japan is expected. ...

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Brazil's MASTERS OPEN AIR FESTIVAL Officially Cancelled

Brazil's Masters Open Air Festival has been officially cancelled, according to the event's organizers. The one-day festival, which was set to be held July 24 at Anhembi in São Paulo, Brazil, was scheduled to include performances by such acts as URIAH HEEP, NEVERMORE, OVERKILL, BLAZE, CIRCLE II CIRCLE, ROTTING CHRIST, KORZUS, DRAGONHEART, HEAVENFALLS and THALION. ...

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VALUME NOB Set Release Date For EP

VALUME NOB, the Louisiana based band featuring CROWBAR/DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein on bass, have set an October 19 release date through Crash Music Inc. (formerly Pavement Music) for their debut EP, "The Most High". A video for the track "Boots" will be shot in New Orleans in August. The group, who describe their music as ...

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