QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE 'Strip' For New Album

MTV.com reports that Joe Barresi, who worked on the QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's self-titled, 1998 debut, is back in the QOTSA fold, assisting frontman Josh Homme in producing the next album, the follow-up to 2002's "Songs for the Deaf". Singer and guitarist Josh Homme is reportedly handling most of the instruments, except for drums. ...

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MACHINE HEAD: U.K. Tour Dates Announced

MACHINE HEAD have announced the details of their upcoming U.K. tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 22 – Plymouth, UK @ Pavillions Nov. 23 - Southampton, UK @ Guildhall Nov. 24 - Bristol, UK @ Academy Nov. 26 - Manchester, UK @ Academy Nov. 27 - Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands Nov. 29 - Newcastle, ...

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NATRON Complete Work On New Album

Italian death metallers NATRON have completed work on their fourth full-length album, "Livid Corruption", tentatively due in September through Holy Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Bedtime For Mercy" was recorded at Jolly Roger studios in Italy and was mixed at Starstruck studios in Denmark with Anders Lundemark (KONKHRA). The mastering session will take place later ...

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MORTIFICATION, STRYPER, SAVIOUR MACHINE To Play Mexico City

Australian Christian metallers MORTIFICATION will play a huge concert in Mexico City on November 20 with STRYPER, SAVIOUR MACHINE, NARNIA and EXOUSIA. Additional MORTIFICATION dates in Sao Paulo, Brazil (Nov. 23) and Buenos Aires, Argentina (Nov 26) are also currently in the works. More information will be made available soon. As previously reported, MORTIFICATION's twelfth ...

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DEBASE To Open For QUEENSRŸCHE In Sweden

Swedish quintet DEBASE will open for QUEENSRŸCHE at KB in Malmö on July 7. DEBASE are currently promoting their third album, "Unleashed", available through Sanctuary/Noise Records. The group's sophomore CD, "Domination", was released in 2001. ...

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DEVOLVED Plan Australian Tour, Move To The U.S.

Australian tech-metallers DEVOLVED are currently planning an Australian tour for September/October. The tour will coincide with the release of the group's new CD, "Calculated", and will be the band's last live performances in Australia before they relocate permanently to the USA. All show dates and details will be posted at www.devolved.net shortly. "Calculated" ...

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SHAITAN MAZAR To Give Away Guitar

SHAITAN MAZAR, the new band featuring former NILE members Chief Spires (bass, vocals) and John Ehlers (guitar), will be giving away a custom painted guitar autographed by the band at The Smacky Awards on July 16 at Ground Zero in Spartanburg, SC. Guitarist Robert Dirr will be parting ways with one of his very own ...

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GREAT WHITE Singer Sues Ex-Publicist For Slander

The Associated Press is reporting that GREAT WHITE singer Jack Russell has sued a former publicist for slander. Russell alleges that spokesperson Charrie Foglio threatened to tell charity organizations associated with the 2003 nightclub fire that killed 100 people in Rhode Island that the singer and his manager, Obi Steinman, were withholding money they promised ...

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KITTIE Announce First Tour In Support Of 'Until The End'

KITTIE will begin to tour in support of its upcoming release, "Until the End", in early July with support acts CANDIRIA, 36 CRAZYFISTS and TWELVE TRIBES. "The anticipation is high," said KITTIE drummer Mercedes Lander. "We haven't toured since November so we're definitely excited. The tour lineup is phenomenal." "We spent two years on the ...

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