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RAGE Frontman Checks In From Recording Studio

RAGE frontman Peter "Peavy" Wagner has issued the following update from the recording studio where the band is currently working on its new album, "Carved in Stone": "Let me report from our studio, where we're intensively working at our new album 'Carved in Stone' since considerable time. We've again barricaded ourself in the VPS studio ...

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AGNOSTIC FRONT To Release 'For My Family' Single

New York hardcore legends AGNOSTIC FRONT will release a new seven-inch single, "For My Family", on Septmber 25 via Bridge Nine. The effort will feature the following track listing: 01. For My Family 02. Dead to Me 03. Break the Chains The first two songs will appear on the group's upcoming album "Warriors" (to be ...

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GODSMACK Side Project Touring With ALTER BRIDGE

The Pulse of Radio (formerly Launch Radio Networks) reports: ANOTHER ANIMAL, the band featuring GODSMACK members Tony Rombola on guitar, Robbie Merrill on bass and Shannon Larkin on drums, will hit the road with labelmates ALTER BRIDGE. The previously announced dates begin on October 2 in Tallahassee, Florida, with shows confirmed so far through October ...

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METALLICA To Play Two Acoustic Shows For Charity

METALLICA's official web site has been updated with the following message: "Does two acoustic gigs in our hometown mean that we're sick of the studio again? Nah . . . not really . . . but we are honored that we have been invited to appear at the annual Bridge School Benefit concerts. Held on ...

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Some Enchanted Evening - BLUE ÖYSTER CULT

It's one of those moot points that'll get any music message board worth its salt into a good and ugly debate, but I hold fast to the idea that if BLUE ÖYSTER CULT had imploded like BLACK SABBATH Mark I did, at the end of the 1970's, we'd talk about the former with the same ...

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ALTER BRIDGE Tour Dates Revealed

The Pulse of Radio (formerly Launch Radio Networks) reports: ALTER BRIDGE has announced its first round of tour dates in support of the band's upcoming second album, "Blackbird". The trek starts on October 2 in Tallahassee, Florida, with dates confirmed through October 21 and more on the way. ALTER BRIDGE will preview the tour with ...

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Sudden Departure... - THE AMERICAN BLACK LUNG

When a band or its representatives begin throwing around names like the MC5, BLACK FLAG, and THE STOOGES as reference points to said act's own retro-influenced sound, it damn well better be at least somewhat accurate. We're talking about trailblazers and icons of American hard rock and hardcore here, so unless a group can truly ...

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In Life & In Death/Verden og Fanden - CURSE/SYKDOM

Split discs sometimes work, sometimes don't, and always provide more exposure to a band's music than it may get otherwise. Here is a case of a split on which the music of the two acts, CURSE and SYKDOM, flow seamlessly and almost seem like it was written during a coordinated session, which is, of course, ...

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ALTER BRIDGE Announces Special Hometown Show

ALTER BRIDGE's Mark Tremonti announced on Orlando radio station WJRR Monday morning that the band would performing a special intimate show in support of their forthcoming album, "Blackbird", on September 14 at The Social in Orlando, FL. Tickets will be priced at only $10.11 and go on sale this Friday, August 25 at 10:00 a.m. ...

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RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Guitarist Issues Video For New Song

The Pulse of Radio (formerly Launch Radio Networks) reports: RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello has released a video as his alter ego THE NIGHTWATCHMAN for a song called "Alone Without You", according to a press release. Morello composed the tune after seeing an early cut of filmmaker Michael Moore's latest documentary, "Sicko", and ...

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ANOTHER ANIMAL To Perform At Indiana's X-FEST

ANOTHER ANIMAL, the project featuring three members of GODSMACK, will headline the side stage at this year's X-Fest on October 6 at the Verizon Wireless Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana. Also scheduled to appear are SMASHING PUMPKINS, FUEL, HURT, ALTER BRIDGE, BLACK LIGHT BURNS, SICK PUPPIES, A BAND CALLED PAIN and THE BRAVERY. ANOTHER ANIMAL ...

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ALTER BRIDGE Guitarist Says People Misconstrue New Single

The Pulse of Radio (formerly Launch Radio Networks) reports: ALTER BRIDGE recently issued "Rise Today" as the first single from its upcoming second album, titled "Blackbird", and it's one of many tracks on the CD that deal with heavy lyrical subject matter. But guitarist Mark Tremonti told The Pulse of Radio that some people have ...

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RUSH Guitarist Guests On New TILES Album

Guitarist Alex Lifeson of RUSH reunited with his old friend/producer Terry Brown for the first time in 25 years to work on a song for the forthcoming TILES CD, "Fly Paper". TILES guitarist Chris Herin provides a few details: "Terry had approached Alex about making a guest appearance — and played him some of our ...

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ALTER BRIDGE: Two New Songs Posted Online

ALTER BRIDGE has posted two songs from its second album, titled "Blackbird", on its MySpace page. Check out the tracks "Rise Today" and "Ties that Bind" at this location. ALTER BRIDGE will release "Blackbird", on October 9 through Universal Republic Records. "Blackbird" will follow up the band's 2004 debut, "One Day Remains", which ...

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DEATH ANGEL Drummer Joins ALTER EGO SF

Daly City, California-based hard rock act ALTER EGO SF has announced the addition of DEATH ANGEL drummer Andy Galeon to the group's ranks. Andy will make his live debut with ALTER EGO SF on Saturday, July 28 at the Octopus Lounge in Pacifica. ALTER EGO SF will also collaborate with Andy on the next full-length ...

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The Igneous Race - CHARNEL VALLEY

The duo of metal writers Marty Rytkonen and S. Craig Zahler have returned with a second release from primal black project CHARNEL VALLEY. The follow-up to "The Dark Archives" is a darker, more varied album that its predecessor, although I still prefer the debut. Nevertheless, "The Igneous Race" is another demonstration of what can be ...

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ALTER BRIDGE Guitarist Says 'Things Got Tense' With Previous Label

Launch Radio Networks reports: ALTER BRIDGE will release its second album, titled "Blackbird", on October 9 through Universal Republic Records. "Blackbird" will follow up the band's 2004 debut, "One Day Remains", which came out on Wind-Up Records. The band made a highly publicized departure from the label in 2005 and guitarist Mark Tremonti told Launch ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE To Perform On 'Rockline'

Seattle's QUEENSRŸCHE will perform live on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" with host Bob Coburn on Wednesday, August 1. According to the group, "This will NOT be acoustic set, rather the entire band!" The show airs at 8:30 p.m. PT/ 11:30 p.m. ET and fans are encouraged to call in at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). To ...

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ALTER BRIDGE: 'Blackbird' Details Revealed

Universal Republic recording artists ALTER BRIDGE have announced more details of their forthcoming second album, entitled "Blackbird". Clocking in at almost eight minutes, the title track is clearly one of the masterpieces of the new album. "We felt like 'Blackbird' was the perfect song to use as the title track for this record," lead singer/guitarist ...

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FREYA Added To European HELL ON EARTH Tour

FREYA, the Syracuse, New York-based band featuring former EARTH CRISIS members Karl Buechner (vocals) and Erick Edwards (guitar), has been added to the Hell On Earth 2007 tour, set to kick off in early September. The complete lineup is now as follows: WALLS OF JERICHO BORN FROM PAIN ALL SHALL PERISH FEAR MY THOUGHTS FREYA ...

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ALTER BRIDGE: New Album Title, Release Date Announced

ALTER BRIDGE has set October 9 as the release date for the band's second album, called "Blackbird". The group, featuring three former members of CREED, signed a new deal with Universal Republic after leaving Wind-Up Records last year. The album's first single, "Rise Today", is scheduled to go for radio adds on July 31. ALTER ...

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TED NUGENT: New Single Posted Online

The title track from TED NUGENT's upcoming album, "Love Grenade", has been posted at this location (click on "Play" next to the red grenade). Due on September 4 via Eagle Rock Entertainment, Nugent's first set of new material in five years, "Love Grenade" was co-produced by NIGHT RANGER's Jack Blades, Nugent's partner in ...

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