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VICIOUS RUMORS Schedules Headlining Shows In Japan

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metal band VICIOUS RUMORS has confirmed two headlining shows in Tokyo, Japan, to take place shortly following its upcoming European tour with BEYOND FEAR and COURAGEOUS (which runs from Oct. 31 to Nov. 19). More information will be made available soon. VICIOUS RUMORS will release its new album, "Warball", in ...

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TIGERTAILZ Bassist Hospitalized; Temporary Replacement Announced

Reunited U.K. rockers TIGERTAILZ have updated their official web site with the following message: "After weeks of struggling with acute stomach pain Pepsi Tate [bass] was admitted into hospital earlier this week. Following a detailed medical examination, Pepsi has been diagnosed with a severe stomach condition that has lead to internal muscle seizure. Pepsi is ...

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LEATHERWOLF To Film 'Behind The Gun' Video This Weekend

California metallers LEATHERWOLF will film a video for the track "Behind the Gun" this weekend. "No big budget production or anything, but it should be cool," the band writes on its web site. "Behind the Gun" comes off the group's new album, "World Asylum", which was released in June on the band's N.I.L.8 Records label ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS: 'Warball' Audio Samples Available

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metal band VICIOUS RUMORS has uploaded two short samples from its upcoming "Warball" abum — "Sonic Rebellion" and "Mr. Miracle" — at its official web site. Due on October 8 via Mascot Records, "Warball" was recorded at Trident Studios in Pacheco, CA by Geoff Thorpe and Juan J. ...

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TIGERTAILZ: 'Falling Down' Video Posted Online

U.K. rockers TIGERTAILZ have posted their video for the song "Falling Down" at this location (Windows Media). The band's promotional video in over 10 years was directed by bassist Pepsi Tate and "visually complements the fantastic tune of 'Falling Down' with people falling off buildings, cars, bikes etc.," reads a posting on the ...

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Members Of ELECTRIC WIZARD And MOGWAI Team Up In New Project

Members of Scottish post-rock icons MOGWAI and underground metal heavyweights ELECTRIC WIZARD have teamed up to create a new outfit CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX, to be produced by PORTISHEAD visionary Geoff Barrow. Several years ago, a chance meeting backstage between Justin Greaves (IRON MONKEY, HARD TO SWALLOW, ELECTRIC WIZARD, VARUKERS) and Dominic Aitchison (MOGWAI), led to ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Kicks Off Multimedia Extravaganza Tonight

Launch Radio Networks reports: QUEENSRŸCHE kicks off their North American tour tonight (Friday, August 25) in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The band is doing their "Operation: Mindcrime I" and "II" albums in their entirety, with a full-on multimedia extravaganza. Frontman Geoff Tate told Launch that the shows will expand on what they did last year, ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer Talks About Charity Motorcycle Rides

Launch Radio Networks reports: QUEENSRŸCHE is getting ready to start a North American tour for its "Operation: Mindcrime II" album, but it's also got something else in the works. Frontman Geoff Tate and guitarist Mike Stone will be hosting motorcycle rides with fans throughout the tour to raise money for the VH1 Save The Music ...

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VELVET REVOLVER, DEFTONES, ALICE IN CHAINS Members Featured On BEATLES Compilation

On October 24, 2006, Restless Records will release "Butchering The Beatles" — featuring the biggest, the baddest, the heaviest all-star line-up ever assembled to honor what is arguably the greatest band ever — THE BEATLES. All-in-all, over 50 internationally known recording artists bring their unique bone-crushing slant to these remarkable songs. Produced by Grammy award-winning ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS: 'Warball' Artwork Revealed

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have posted the cover artwork for their new album, "Warball", at this location. Due in October via Mascot Records, the CD was recorded at Trident Studios in Pacheco, CA by Geoff Thorpe and Juan J. Orteaga and includes lead-guitar contributions from Brad Gillis (NIGHT RANGER) ...

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LEATHERWOLF: U.S. Dates Announced

California metallers LEATHERWOLF have lined up the following dates during September: Sep. 01 - FBI Rock Club - Houston, TX Sep. 02 - Sam's Burger Joint - San Antonio, TX Sep. 14 - ProgPower VII (Preparty) - Atlanta, GA Sep. 22 - The Firehouse - St. George, Utah Sep. 23 - Tailspin - Las Vegas, ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Complete Work On 'Warball'

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have completed work on their new album, "Warball", due in October via Mascot Records. The CD was recorded at Trident Studios in Pacheco, CA by Geoff Thorpe and Juan J. Orteaga and includes lead-guitar contributions from Brad Gillis (NIGHT RANGER) and Thaen Rassmussen (ANVIL CHORUS). The group's ...

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EAGLE ROCK Sells SPITFIRE RECORDS

In its first move under its new name of Redux Records, the company formerly known as Sheridan Square Entertainment has acquired the 200-album Spitfire Records catalog from Eagle Rock Entertainment. The Spitfire catalog includes BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, TWISTED SISTER, ALICE COOPER, TED NUGENT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, DIO, TESTAMENT, SEBASTIAN BACH and THE EXPLOITED. "We will continue ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Guitarist Hospitalized With Appendix Infection

Bassist Dave Starr of the veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS has posted the following message on the band's official forum: "VICIOUS RUMORS guitarist Geoff Thorpe is in the hospital here in Alameda, Ca. with an infection in his appendix and he is waiting for surgery. If anyone would like to send him ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS To Release 'Warball' In October

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have changed the projected title of their new album to "Warball" from the previously announced "Sonic Rebellion". The CD was recorded at Trident Studios in Pacheco, CA by Juan J. Orteaga and includes guitarists Brad Gillis (NIGHT RANGER) and Thaen Rassmussen. The group's first CD with new ...

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My Bloodied Wings - IMAGIKA

After languishing in import and tribute-album hell for years, the time finally seems right for California's IMAGIKA to make a dent in their home country. Their fierce, aggressive take on traditional melodic metal is potent, full of dramatic flourishes and virtuoso star turns that should have the prog/power set eating out of their hands. "My ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: New Live Album Due In The Fall

QUEENSRŸCHE's official web site has been updated with the following message: "Word from the Campaign is that there are a lot of projects going on while the band's touring in support of 'Operation: Mindcrime II'. For example... while the band has been on the road they have been busy writing new material for the next ...

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LEATHERWOLF Frontman Reports On BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

LEATHERWOLF frontman Wade Black (ex-CRIMSON GLORY, SEVEN WITCHES) has sent the following message to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "A bit of news from the Bang Your Head!!! festival in Germany. it was put together well. Things went very smooth. It was about 4,000 when LEATHERWOLF started and an estimated 20,000 at peak WHITESNAKE time! When it was our ...

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