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MESHUGGAH: 'obZen' E-Card Available

An e-card for "obZen", the new album from Swedish math-metal pioneers MESHUGGAH, can be accessed at this location. Due in North America on March 11 via Nuclear Blast Records, the follow-up to 2005's "Catch Thirty Three" contains nine songs and has a running time of around 55 minutes. MESHUGGAH was recently interviewed by ...

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ZIMMERS HOLE: New E-Card Available

An e-card for "When You Were Shouting At The Devil...We Were In League With Satan", the new album from ZIMMERS HOLE — the Vancouver-based project featuring guitarist Jed Simon and bassist Byron Stroud of STRAPPING YOUNG LAD alongside legendary drummer Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, TESTAMENT, DEATH, DARK ANGEL) — is available at

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KISS' '4K' Comic Moves To Web

According to a posting on KISS' official web site, the "Kiss 4K" comic, which was launched last year via the Kiss Comics Group — the new new comic-book entertainment company created by KISS and comic-book production company Platinum Studios — will be done completely online beginning with issue 7 and through the rest of its ...

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MELDRUM Singer MOA HOLMSTEN Schedules More Solo Dates

Vocalist Moa Holmsten of MELDRUM — the Swedish/American band led by former PHANTOM BLUE guitarist Michelle Meldrum (wife of EUROPE axeman John Norum) — has scheduled the following solo dates: March 05 - Sigurdsgatan 25 - Västerås March 06 - Brandgaraget - Hudiksvall March 07 - Klubb DDR Platinom - Örnsköldsvik March 08 - Club ...

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KISS' 'Kissology - Vol. 3' Certified Eight Times Platinum

According to a posting on KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons' web site, the band's DVD box set "Kissology - Vol. 3 1992-2000" has been certified octuple platinum (platinum certification for a single-disc release is 100,000 copies). "This is the biggest seller in the three-volume series," says Gene. "'Kissology Vol. 1' is almost fives times platinum. 'Kissology ...

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GENE SIMMONS Pens Foreword To 'Rock To The Top' Book

In the new book "Rock to the Top: What I Learned about Success from the World's Greatest Rock Stars" by rock radio personality Dayna Steele, Gene Simmons, founding member of the legendary band KISS, says, "Rock and roll is hard work. To be successful you have to treat it like a business." Having worked with ...

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Reunited FORBIDDEN At Slim's In San Francisco; Photos Available

Reactivated Bay Area thrashers FORBIDDENRuss Anderson (vocals), Craig Locicero (guitar), Matt Camacho (bass) and Glen Alvelais (guitar), along with special guest drummer Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, TESTAMENT, DEATH, DARK ANGEL) — played two shows with DEATH ANGEL on February 28-29 at Slim's in San Francisco, California. Photos of the February 28 concert ...

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FORBIDDEN: San Francisco Setlist Revealed; Video Footage Available

Reactivated Bay Area thrashers FORBIDDENRuss Anderson (vocals), Craig Locicero (guitar), Matt Camacho (bass) and Glen Alvelais (guitar), along with special guest drummer Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, TESTAMENT, DEATH, DARK ANGEL) — played two shows with DEATH ANGEL on February 28-29 at Slim's in San Francisco, California. Low-quality fan-filmed video footage (distorted audio, ...

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ZIMMERS HOLE Films New Video

The legions of die-hard STRAPPING YOUNG LAD fans can rejoice because ZIMMERS HOLE has returned with a ferocious new album, "When You Were Shouting At the Devil, We Were In League With Satan", that is set for a March 11 release. The album's title track is currently streaming on the band's official MySpace ...

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KISS: Helsinki Show Sells Out In Less Than Seven Minutes

All 13,000 tickets for KISS' May 28 concert at the Hartwell Arena in Helsinki, Finland sold out within seven minutes of going on sale this morning. Other sold-out shows include June 6 in Prague, Czech Republic at the O2 Arena; May 30 concert in Stockholm, Sweden at at Stockholm Stadium (where 30,000 tickets were gone ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON, GENE HOGLAN, CARLOS CAVAZO, RON KEEL: New Audio Interviews Available

Shockwaves/HardRadio Podcast #28 is available for download at this location (M4A file, 29 MB). This episode features interviews host Bob Nalbandian conducted at this year's winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) show, which was held January 17-20 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. The episode is jam-packed with interviews with ...

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KISS: Prague Concert Sold Out

According to a posting on the KISS fan site KissNews.de, tickets for KISS' June 6 concert in Prague, Czech Republic at the O2 Arena sold out. As previously reported, all 30,000 tickets for KISS' May 30 concert at Stockholm Stadium in Stockholm, Sweden were gone within 25 minutes of going on sale yesterday ...

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KISS 'Symphony' Producer Interviewed

As part of Greek webzine Rockpages' ongoing feature celebrating KISS' 35th anniversary, Sakis Nikas recently conducted an interview with Mark Opitz, the producer of "Kiss Symphony - Alive IV". A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: Rockpages.gr: What was your first reaction when KISS approached you to produce one of the most ...

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PITCH BLACK FORECAST: Debut Album Track Listing Revealed

PITCH BLACK FORECAST (formerly ABSENTEE), the new project featuring vocalist Jason "J" Popson (MUSHROOMHEAD, IN COLD BLOOD, Fractured Transmitter Records), drummer Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DEATH, DARK ANGEL, TESTAMENT), guitarist Robert Reinard (NDE) and bassist Craig Martini, will release its debut album, "Absentee" on May 6 via Fractured Transmitter. The CD was mixed with ...

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KISS: Scandinavian Dates Revealed

According to a posting on KISS' official web site, the band will play five Scandinavian/Nordic dates in late May/early June. The group's schedule is now shaping up as follows: Mar. 16 - Melbourne, AUS - Ing F1 Grand Prix Mar. 18 - Brisbane, AUS - Entertainment Center Mar. 20 - Sydney, AUS - Acer Arena ...

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SCARS: OVERDOSE Cover Posted Online

Brazilian thrashers SCARS have posted the song "Scars" on their MySpace page. The track comes off the upcoming tribute album to the Brazilian metal band OVERDOSE, due later in the year. SCARS recently entered the studio to record its new album, "Devilgod Alliance", for a June release. New drummer Joao Gobo (ARUM, DARKNESS ...

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SKINLAB In Pre-Production

Bassist/vocalist Steev Esquivel of the veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers SKINLAB has issued the following update: "We've been in pre-production recording mode for the last few weeks. This will be the first time SKINLAB has ever spent so much quality time on pre-production. In the past our producers would show up a couple days ...

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MESHUGGAH: Another New Song Posted Online

Swedish math-metal pioneers MESHUGGAH have posted another new song "obZen" on the group's MySpace page. The track is the title cut of the band's upcoming album "obZen", which is scheduled for release in North America on March 11, 2008 via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2005's "Catch Thirty Three" contains nine songs ...

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MELDRUM: More New Songtitles Revealed

MELDRUM, the Swedish/American band led by former PHANTOM BLUE guitarist Michelle Meldrum (wife of EUROPE axeman John Norum), is currently in the studio completing the follow-up to 2007's "Blowin' Up The Machine" [2007], due out in the fall. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Insane Asylum", "Desensitized", "Insomniac", "Brutal Instinct" and "Lifer". MELDRUM's ...

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