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LEATHERWOLF Complete Work On New Album

Vocalist Wade Black of the legendary Southern California metal stalwarts LEATHERWOLF (also ex-CRIMSON GLORY, SEVEN WITCHES) has sent the following update to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "We are finallizing label/distro on who will be in on up-and-comings for new year. Finally the new LEATHERWOLF record was just finished. Mr. Dean (Cohiba) Roberts has just gotten back from his ...

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TEER Announce New Vocalist

Powerhouse vocalist David McBee will be joining the Tampa, Florida hard rock band TEER. McBee recently completed a successful audition for TEER and producer Jim Morris (DIXIE DREGS, SAIGON KICK, SAVATAGE, THIRD EYE BLIND). Shortly thereafter, TEER band members made a formal offer to McBee and invited him to become their new vocalist. "I am ...

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GWAR Action Figures Coming This Summer

Shocker Toys has announced that they have acquired the rights to produce GWAR action figures in Shockini form and 6-8 inch fully sculpted figures. Oderus Urungus, Flattus Maximus, Beefcake the Mighty, Jizmak Da Gusha and Balsac the Jaws of Death will be featured in the set based off their GWAR characters. Under a license from ...

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Slave to the System - SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM

Call me crazy, but I have the feeling a QUEENSRŸCHE and BROTHER CANE meeting-of-the-minds was about as excitedly hoped for by the general public as a Bea Arthur sex tape. And why is it that when a band of faded rock stars does their "hip, new, fresh" side project, someone in the photo always has ...

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Seeds of Pain - KRAGENS

Am I the only one who had not heard of this French band until now? Take a good bit of NEVERMORE's heavy-thrash-meets-traditional-metal (especially those chunky riffs), color with some QUEENSRŸCHE, throw in a tiny bit of TESTAMENT, and you will have a strong sense of what you're getting into with "Seeds of Pain". Shades of ...

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JUNGLE ROT To Enter Studio In February

Wisconsin-based death metallers JUNGLE ROT will enter the studio on February 27, 2006 to begin recording their new CD, entitled "War Zone". Songtitles set to appear on the album include "Territoriality", "Victims of Violence" and "Fight for Life". A summer release via Crash Music, Inc. is expected. JUNGLE ROT, who recently replaced guitarist Jim Genenz ...

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ANARION Sign With MAJESTIC ROCK

Majestic Rock has announce the signing of Melbourne, Australia's ANARION to a worldwide recording contract. The group's first internationally released album, "Unbroken", will see the light of day in February 2006. Commented Majestic Rock A&R Director Geoff Gillespie: "This is a band for the here and now and the future. ANARION is the most exciting ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: 'Operation: Mindcrime II' Details Revealed

QUEENSRŸCHE returned to the studio this summer to record the long-anticipated sequel to 1988's acclaimed concept album "Operation: Mindcrime". Praised by critics and certified platinum, the original remained on Billboard's album chart for more than a year and its dynamic music and powerful message still resonate today. Rhino Records helps unravel the mysteries of the ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE To Begin Mixing 'Operation: Mindcrime II' Next Week

According to a posting on QUEENSRŸCHE's official web site, guest vocalist Pamela Moore (a.k.a. Sister Mary) and bassist Eddie Jackson have completed their parts for QUEENSRŸCHE's sequel to their platinum 1988 concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". The band should be in mix mode by December 9 and finished with the entire ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD To Guest On New QUEENSRŸCHE Album?

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford is strongly rumored to have been tapped to play the role of "Dr. X" on QUEENSRŸCHE's sequel to their platinum 1988 concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". Although there has been no official announcement on the matter, a posting on QUEENSRŸCHE's official web site (dated Nov. 19) ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: More 'Operation: Mindcrime II' Details Revealed

QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield and guitarist Michael Wilton recorded their parts for the group's new album, tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II", in August at Synergy Studios in Redmond, WA. Michael Stone cut guitars in a studio in a "secret location" in the Bay Area. Singer Geoff Tate is recording vocals now, and will be joined ...

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Former BLACK SABBATH Singer TONY MARTIN Discusses New Solo Album

Former BLACK SABBATH frontman Tony Martin will release his second solo album, "Scream", on November 18 via MTM Music. "Scream" features legendary drummer Cozy Powell (BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, WHITESNAKE) on "Raising Hell" as well as songwriting contributions by another SABBATH member, Geoff Nicholls. Martin recently offered the following update on the new album to

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QUEENSRŸCHE: 'Mindcrime' Art Direction Company Enlisted For Sequel

According to a posting on QUEENSRŸCHE's official web site, Reiner Design Concepts, the art direction company that did all the artwork for 1988's "Operation: Mindcrime", has been signed back on for the band's upcoming CD, which is currently going under the working title of "Operation: Mindcrime II". Production has already begun and the group expect ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS: 'Crushing The World' DVD Preview Available Online

San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have uploaded a six-minute preview of their recently released DVD, "Crushing the World". The DVD is a past-to-present overview, and features all the great songs (including footage with original vocalist Carl Albert), all their videos, the day-to-day life on the road during their around-the-world tours, as well as ...

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TIGERTAILZ Cult Albums Finally Get American Release

In 1990 Welsh hard rock heroes TIGERTAILZ unleashed an album that would raise the standard for independent metal albums of the era. "Bezerk", released on the U.K.'s Music for Nations imprint, featured such anthems as "Noize Level Critical", "Sick Sex" and the band's calling card, "Love Bomb Baby", all of which helped fuel the album ...

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Legendary LONDON BRIDGE Studio Reopens

According to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, London Bridge, a recording studio where ALICE IN CHAINS, SOUNDGARDEN, PEARL JAM, MOTHER LOVE BONE and TEMPLE OF THE DOG recorded some of their classic albums in the late 1980s and early '90s, has been rescued by new owners Jonathan Plum and Geoff Ott, two former employees. "A lot of ...

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JUNGLE ROT Sign With CRASH MUSIC

Crash Music, Inc. has announced the signing of a four-album deal with Wisconsin-based death metallers JUNGLE ROT. The band will enter the studio in January to record their new album, tentatively due next spring. JUNGLE ROT, who recently replaced guitarist Jim Genenz with Geoff Bub, are planning on issuing their first DVD in October/November, featuring ...

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PYTHON Sign With CHAVIS RECORDS

New York-based thrash metallers PYTHON have inked a deal with Chavis Records. PYTHON was formed in 2001 by Joe and Kurt Holzapfel, who later added Ken Decker and Geoff Allen to the group's lineup. The band has been generating massive amounts of noise within the heavy metal community with their self-released debut EP, "Good & ...

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Former BLACK SABBATH Frontman Signs Solo Deal With MTM MUSIC

Former BLACK SABBATH frontman Tony Martin has inked a deal with MTM Music for the release of his second solo album, "Scream". As a singer, Tony Martin has worked on many projects, including BLACK SABBATH, with whom he recorded such cult albums as "Headless Cross" and "Eternal Idol". Now he has ventured out on his ...

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