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Former Members Of MORTICIAN, MALIGNANCY, HEAD TRAUMA, LEVIATHAN Join Forces In PRIMER BLACK

Ron Kachnic (guitar; MALIGNANCY, MORTICIAN), Desmond Tolhurst (guitar; MALIGNANCY, MORTICIAN, HEAD TRAUMA) and Shane Tierney (vocals; LEVIATHAN), have joined forces with bassist Art Micewicz and drummer Jim Horan, both formerly of DIRTY BROWN EYE, to form PRIMER BLACK. PRIMER BLACK's debut performance will take place on October 28 in Hartford, CT with the MISFITS and ...

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DANZIG Mainman Comments On New Guitarist

Glenn Danzig has issued a press release confirming that Joe Fraulob, guitarist for the Sacramento-based band DECONSTRUCT, has joined the DANZIG lineup for the "Blackest of the Black" tour that kicks off in San Diego on September 30 and wraps in Los Angeles on October 29. "Joe really wanted to play with us, so he ...

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45 GRAVE Pull Out Of MISFITS Tour, Blame Headliners' Booking Agent

Los Angeles-based death-rock band 45 GRAVE have pulled out of MISFITS' upcoming U.S. tour. The group's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "Due to the irreconcilable differences in the business practices of the MISFITS' booking agent, Artists Worldwide, 45 GRAVE have decided to separate from their booking agency. This decision was made after ...

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DANZIG's 'Blackest Of The Black' Media Blitz

Guitar World will be spotlighting the "Blackest of the Black" tour with a Glenn Danzig/Doyle Von Frankenstein photo shoot and interview, to be included in the issue that hits the stands September 20. Revolver magazine is also doing a feature on Danzig and the "Blackest" tour. That issue will be available September 27. In other ...

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DANZIG Announce New Guitarist

DANZIG have announced the addition of guitarist Joe Fraulob (DECONSTRUCT) to the group's ranks. "After his audition, Jerry [Montano, bass], Johnny Kelly, drums; TYPE O NEGATIVE] and Danzig all agreed Joe was the man for the job, hands down. The fans are gonna be blown away by this incredible talent." On a sadder note, DANZIG ...

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DIVINITY DESTROYED To Open Today's GIGANTOUR Concert

New Jersey metallers DIVINITY DESTROYED will be opening the Gigantour concert event in Holmdel, NJ on Wednesday, August 24. DIVINITY DESTROYED won the opening slot when they were selected as the top band in 95.9 WRAT's "RatFest" battle of the bands. The band will also be performing with the MISFITS on Saturday, October 29 at ...

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Out of the Grave and Into the Dark - BALZAC

If you're in the mood for some horror punk, inspired by the MISFITS, you'll get that from Japan's BALZAC. You'll also get some weird trashy electronics, TIGER ARMY style Californicated greaser punk anthems, and glammy rock and roll. And at 22 songs and over an hour of playing time (not including the bonus DVD), you'll ...

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NEBULA Complete Work On New Studio Album

Cosmic rockers NEBULA have completed their much-anticipated follow-up to "Atomic Ritual". The band enlisted the help of producer Daniel Rey (THE RAMONES, MISFITS) to record "the most dynamic and diverse NEBULA opus yet," according to a press release. The band is currently in mixing and mastering phases and an early 2006 release via Liquor and ...

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Former MISFITS Frontman Cancels U.K. Tour

Former MISFITS vocalist Michale Graves was forced to cancel his U.K. solo tour because he "could not get a visa to enter the country," according to published reports. No further information is currently available. Graves's new solo album, "Punk Rock Is Dead", was released in June via Horror High Records. The CD was written, recorded ...

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SAMHAIN: 'Live 1984 – Stardust Ballroom' DVD Due In September

SAMHAIN's "Samhain: Live 1984 – Stardust Ballroom" DVD will receive a U.S. release on September 13 via Music Video Distributors. Commented former SAMHAIN frontman Glenn Danzig: "Here it is… A moment in time, courtesy of Al Flipside, who documented the first SAMHAIN L.A. show at the now-demolished Stardust Ballroom on Sunset in Hollywood. There is ...

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MISFITS: U.S. Tour Announced

The first batch of dates for the MISFITS' fall tour have been announced. Joining the MISFITS for all shows on the trek will be 45 GRAVE. In addition, the bill will become a triple threat for five special Halloween shows (Oct. 27 - 31) as Japan's premiere horror-punks BALZAC return to the U.S. to support ...

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MORTIIS Comments On BLACKEST OF THE BLACK Tour

Norwegian industrial rock band MORTIIS have commented on their participation in the 2005 Blackest of the Black Tour. The Blackest of the Black line-up features DANZIG (joined by former MISFITS member Doyle Von Frankenstein for a special 30-minute set of MISFITS classics), CHIMAIRA, BEHEMOTH, HIMSA, and THE AGONY SCENE. "I think it's a very interesting ...

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ROADRUNNER UNITED: 'The All-Star Sessions' To Surface In October

Roadrunner Records has put together a groundbreaking record to mark the label’s 25th Anniversary. The group is called ROADRUNNER UNITED and the album titled "The All-Star Sessions". This full-length release, in stores on October 11, 2005, is a "master class" in hard rock/metal. Boasting 57 artists from 45 of Roadrunner's past and present bands, the ...

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Fiend Club Lounge - MISFITS MEET THE NUTLEY BRASS

Live albums? Greatest-hits packages? Re-recorded "latest and greatest" cash grabs? Pffft. These are the tricks of rank amateurs. It takes a true metal marketing genius, one as cunning as he is shameless, one with absolutely no sense of "too much," to release an album of easy-listening Muzak renditions of his band's back catalog. Jerry Only, ...

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NASHVILLE PUSSY Sign With SPV RECORDS

NASHVILLE PUSSY have inked a deal with Steamhammer/SPV Records. The group's new album, "Get Some", was produced by Daniel Rey (RAMONES) and mixed by Glen Robinson (VOIVOD, ANNIHILATOR). The CD, which features a cover version of IKE & TINA TURNER's "Nutbush City Limits", is scheduled for release on September 26. Following the release of "Get ...

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MISFITS: U.K. Tour Postponed

MISFITS have issued the following update via their official web site: "Due to circumstances beyond anyone's control, day of show, July 6th, MISFITS drummer Robo was not permitted to enter the U.K. As a result, all U.K. dates have been postponed and will be rescheduled as soon as possible. Everyone involved are currently doing all ...

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WEDNESDAY 13 To Tour Australia In September

MURDERDOLLS frontman Wednesday 13, last seen in Australia fronting the MURDERDOLLS on the Big Day Out tour in 2003, has scheduled a return trip Down Under in September as part of his 6ft Down Under Tour. A press release from the promoters, Blue Murder, reads as follows: "Bolt your doors, seal off your windows, and ...

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TRIVIUM's HEAFY Reveals Details Of 'Roadrunner All-Stars' CD

TRIVIUM's Matt Heafy has revealed more details about his contributions to the upcoming "Roadrunner All-Stars" record to mark Roadrunner Records' 25th anniversary. The full-length release will contain original musical collaborations between past and present Roadrunner artists. Approximately 50 musicians are expected to participate in this record, making it a most elaborate collaboration project. Four central ...

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MONGREL To Support MICHALE GRAVES In New England

Massachusetts-based punk/emtal outfit MONGREL will be supporting former MISFITS frontman Michale Graves as he and TRASH LIGHT VISION (featuring MURDERDOLLS guitarist Acey Slade) make a series of stops in the New England area in June. MONGREL guitarist Adam Savage commented, "This is a perfect pairing for us and we're psyched for the opportunity! Opening for ...

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MICHALE GRAVES Announces New Drummer For Solo Band

Due to "prior commitment and circumstances," drummer Paul Lifeless (A LIFELESS ALLIANCE, MISTER MONSTER) has decided not to tour with former MISFITS frontman Michale Graves' new solo band. "He remains a great friend to all of us and we wish him the best," Michale writes on his web site. Replacing Lifeless on the trek will ...

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