RESISTANCE To Release Full-Length Debut

Southern California's "pure American metal" band RESISTANCE will release their full-length debut, entitled "Lies in Black", on September 11. The quintet, who have previously shared the stage with such bands as EXODUS, AGENT STEEL, HELLOWEEN, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, JAG PANZER and PRONG, will hold an official CD-release party on September 11 at Friar Tucks in Pomona, ...

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ABATTOIR Frontman To Release Solo Album

Thrash metal veteran Steve Gaines (ABATTOIR, BLOODLUST, PAGAN WAR MACHINE, DREAMS OF DAMNATION) will be releasing a solo project CD, entitled "Anger As Art", in late August 2004. According to Gaines, the recording will be "exactly what you would expect from me, if you are familiar with the work I have done through the years. ...

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ZO2 In Talks With Major Label

Brooklyn, NY-based trio ZO2, who recently came off a support slot on the KISS/POISON "Rock the Nation" U.S. tour, are rumored to be negotiating a deal with Atlantic Records. The band, who are currently promoting their debut album, "Tuesdays & Thursdays", released independently on their own Splivey Cool Entertainment Inc. label, are also said to ...

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BACKYARD BABIES To Support VELVET REVOLVER In Europe

Sweden's BACKYARD BABIES will support VELVET REVOLVER at the following European dates: Aug. 22 – Cologne, GER @ E-Werk Aug. 25 – Munich, GER @ Eiserhalle Aug. 31 – Glasgow, UK @ Academy Sep. 02 – London, UK @ Hammersmith Sep. 07 – Paris, FRA @ Bataclan Sep. 09 – Barcelona, SPA @ Razzamatazz Sep. ...

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MARILYN MANSON Gets Alienated In 'Area-51' Video Game

MARILYN MANSON recently spoke to MTV.com about lending his voice to the character Edgar in the upcoming video game "Area-51", due in early 2005. Edgar is described as an ambivalent narrator of sorts who guides players through a conspiracy theorist's dream game. "The thing about 'Area-51' that was interesting to me was that I'd be ...

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BLINDSIDE Dropped By ELEKTRA?

Swedish Christian hardcore/rock heroes BLINDSIDE are strongly rumored to have parted ways with Elektra Records less than six months after the release of their second major-label effort, "About a Burning Fire". The band, who were previously signed to 3 Points Records, P.O.D.'s Elektra imprint, played for several A&R executives during their headlining performance at CBGBs ...

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ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO Cover JUDAS PRIEST, DIO On New CD

ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, the jazz ensemble led by former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick, will release their new album, "Transformation", on September 14 through Magna Carta's offshoot label Magnatude Records. Original compositions , which fill just over half the album, are accompanied by new arrangements of tunes by JUDAS PRIEST, DIO, DEEP PURPLE, and more. There ...

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SOULFLY Explain WINDOW ROCK FEST II Cancellation

SOULFLY have issued a statement explaining their reasons for cancelling a scheduled appearance at the Window Rock Fest II in Window Rock, Arizona on Saturday (August 14). The festival organizer, Randall Hoskie of Rancid Savage Productions, claimed in an interview with NativeTimes.com that SOULFLY complained the crowd was small and the stage lighting ...

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