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THE DARKNESS Announce U.K. Arena Tour

British rockers THE DARKNESS have announced a U.K. arena tour in support of their upcoming CD, "One Way Ticket To Hell...And Back". The last time the band performed live was during their winter arena tour of 2004. In typical DARKNESS fashion, the tour saw them raising hell with some flaming incredible pyrotechnics, and charismatic frontman ...

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SHADOWKEEP Name New Singer And Drummer

U.K. power metallers SHADOWKEEP have formally anounced the addition of vocalist Richie Wicks (ex-ANGEL WITCH, TYGERS OF PAN TANG) and drummer Scott Higham (ex-SAMSON, ANGEL WITCH) to the group's ranks. Richie and Scott join original guitar duo Chris Allen and Nicki Robson, plus U.S.-based bassist Stony Grantham, for what is proving to be "the heaviest, ...

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'Hard Rock Treasures' DVD To Include Full-Length Interview With DIMEBAG

More details have been revealed regarding the upcoming "Hard Rock Treasures" "rockumentary" DVD, due on November 21 via Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Featuring exclusive interviews with some of the most important rock bands ever, including DEEP PURPLE, LED ZEPPELIN, METALLICA, KISS and many more, "Hard Rock Treasures" follows Don Bernstein, Head of Collections for ...

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SOULFLY Schedule Long Island In-Store

SOULFLY will be taking part in an autograph signing at the Looney Tunes CD store in Babylon, New York (Long Island) on October 29 beginning at 4:00 p.m., just hours before the group's performance at Club Voltage in Levittown. According to a posting on the Looney Tunes web site, this will mark SOULFLY frontman Max ...

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SOULFLY: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new SOULFLY track, entitled "Carved Inside", has been posted online at this location (MP3, 3.3 MB). The song is the first single off the group's upcoming album, "Dark Ages", due on October 4 via Roadrunner Records. A video for the song, described as "dark" and full of "fire," was filmed at a ...

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THE DARKNESS: New Album Track Listing Revealed

British rock act THE DARKNESS have finalized the track listing for their much-anticipated second album, "One Way Ticket to Hell... And Back", due on November 28 in the United Kingdom via Must Destroy/Atlantic and a day later in North America. First single "One Way Ticket" will be released commercially November 14 in the United Kingdom. ...

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THE DARKNESS Announce New Album Title, Release Date

THE DARKNESS have set "One Way Ticket To Hell... And Back" as the title of their much-anticipated second album, due on November 28. It will be preceeded by the first single from the record, "One Way Ticket", on November 14. The follow-up to "Permission to Land" will be THE DARKNESS' first release with new bassist ...

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SOULFLY Ask Fans To Help Injured Family Friend

The following message was posted on SOULFLY's official web site: "Recently, our family friend, Joey Nugent, was severely injured in a house fire. You might remember him singing 'Pain' with Max and Richie at past D-Low Memorial shows, or you may have seen him slammin in our SOULFLY videos. He is stage diving with Dana ...

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Dark Ages - SOULFLY

It's been a while since I dove headfirst into a SOULFLY album. After the self-titled debut and "Primitive", I stopped paying attention and missed out on "3" and "Prophecy". I half-expected album number five to be a watered down, more commercially oriented, "nu" type of album. To say I was "shocked" at the blisteringly metallic ...

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THE DARKNESS Frontman Happy To Remove 'Tumor' FRANKIE POULLAIN

THE DARKNESS frontman Justin Hawkins recently spoke with Kerrang! magazine about the rift that caused basist Frankie Poullain's departure in March. "It was like having a tumor and you're doing your best to over-compensate, saying, 'Hey it's like having an extra arm," Hawkins explained. "But at the end of the day when you get rid ...

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VOODOO SIX To Support IRON MAIDEN In London

VOODOO SIX, the band formed by former DIRTY DEEDS bassist Tony Newton, will be supporting IRON MAIDEN at their London Hammersmith Apollo show on September 2. The concert will be a special benefit performance for former IRON MAIDEN drummer Clive Burr, who is suffering from multiple sclerosis. All the profits from the show and the ...

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STORMHAMMER: Former NEVERLAND Singer To Join The Fold?

According to a posting on German power metallers STORMHAMMER's web site, former NEVERLAND (Switzerland) frontman Mike Zotter is the top candidate to fill the slot left vacant by the departure of Tommy Lion (ex-DRIFTER) earlier in the year. However, the band stress that "we have two more candidates to check out . . . The ...

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'Rockin' The Corps' Concert Featuring KISS, GODSMACK, TED NUGENT To Be Released On CD/DVD

Image Entertainment, Inc., a leading independent licensee, producer and distributor of home entertainment programming in North America, today announced it has secured distribution rights to "Rockin' The Corps", one of the largest star-studded concerts ever held to support U.S. troops. "Rockin' The Corps" was held on April 1 at Camp Pendleton, a U.S. military base ...

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STORMHAMMER Start Vocalist Auditions

German power metallers STORMHAMMER have commenced the auditioning process for a new singer following the departure of Tommy Lion (ex-DRIFTER) earlier in the year. Among the candidates for the frontman slot are Mike Zotter (ex-NEVERLAND), D.C. Crow (ex-MEDUSA'S CHILD) and Richie Wicks (ex-TYGERS OF PAN TANG). STORMHAMMER released their third album, "Lord of Darkness", in ...

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THE DARKNESS Announce New Bassist

Billboard.com is reporting that British rock act THE DARKNESS have named Richie Edwards as their full-time bass player. For the past two years, Edwards has toured extensively with the band as its guitar technician. The former ONION TRUMP member has also assisted THE DARKNESS with their equipment in the studio throughout the recording ...

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THE DARKNESS Slam Replacement Bassist Rumors

Despite tabloid rumors to the contrary, THE DARKNESS have not replaced their recently departed bassist Frankie Poullain with one of their roadies, reports Xfm Online. News that bassist Poullain had parted company with the band arrived earlier this week (May 23) with an official statement citing irrevocable “musical differences” as the reason for ...

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SUBZERO: New Song Posted Online

A brand-new SUBZERO track, entitled "Forced to Bleed", has been posted online on the band's MySpace.com page. "Forced to Bleed" comes off New York hardcore veterans' upcoming album, "Suffering of Man", due July 12 via Stillborn Records. SUBZERO began back in 1989 with former members of late '80s straight-edge heroes UP-FRONT and legendary ...

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FORTY DEUCE To Release Debut Album In August

FORTY DEUCE, the band featuring guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen (MR. BIG, POISON), Taka, a Tokyo native on guitar, Ari (bass) and Thr3e on drums, will reelase their debut album, "Nothing to Lose", on August 29 via Frontiers Records. FORTY DEUCE quickly rose in Los Angeles club scene with their in-your-face, no-nonsense style of rock 'n' roll. ...

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Former BULLETBOYS Drummer: Sharing The Memories

Former BULLETBOYS drummer Jimmy D'Anda has uploaded photos from a recent night out that included a reunion of sorts with former BULLETBOYS guitarist Mick Sweda. Also present for the occasion were former BULLETBOYS engineer Jeff Hendrickson, D'Anda's former drum tech Steve Minicucci, singer/guitarist Jimmy Coup (formerly of ANDREW W.K.) and Jason Hook (VINCE NEIL). Check ...

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