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ANAAL NATHRAKH: New Album To Surface In October

British black metallers ANAAL NATHRAKH will release their third full-length album, "Eschaton", on October 16 via Season of Mist. The CD will include guest appearances by Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH) and Attila Csihar (MAYHEM). Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Bellum Onium Contra Omnes" and the epic "When The Lion Devours Both Dragon ...

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CONGLOMERATORZ: New Album 'Naturally Heavy' Now Available

Chicago-based prog-metal band CONGLOMERATORZ have released their new album, entitled "Naturally Heavy", through Nanofusion Music. The 14-song CD is described in a press release as "pure ultraistic progressively aggressive music that is opening narrow minds throughout the music industry. Lay your ears to rest by enjoying this multi-verse of mixed sounds that only this trio ...

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KISS: Japanese TV Appearance To Air This Friday

According to a posting on KISS' official web site, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons taped an interview with reporter Eriko Tamurasome (photo) for "Eigo de Shaberanaito", a popular Japanese TV program that teaches English while entertaining their audiences (a so-called "edutainment" show). The episode of "Eigo de Shaberanaito" featuring Paul and Gene will ...

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KISS Announce Second Concert In California

KISS have added a second show at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Barbara County in California on July 28. The band will also perform at the same venue on July 26. Much like the Palms show back in 2003, the two intimate, no-frills concerts will allow KISS to flex its musical muscle! "It's a ...

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KISS Coffeehouse: Video Report Available

A one-minute video report on Tuesday night's (June 27) opening of the Kiss Coffehouse in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina has been posted online at WIStv.com (disable pop-up blocker). Bandmates Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, sans the trademark makeup, greeted a crowd of hundreds to mark the grand opening in this beach town, according ...

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GENE SIMMONS, Former Girlfriend Settle Defamation Lawsuit

The Associated Press is reporting that KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons and a former girlfriend have settled a defamation lawsuit in which she said he made her sound like a "sex-addicted nymphomaniac" during a documentary shown on VH1. The settlement, announced Wednesday (June 28), said the "amicable resolution" of Georgeann Walsh Ward's lawsuit over the way ...

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KISS Guitarist TOMMY THAYER Attends Charity Golf Event

KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer attended the third annual Shaun Micheel Make-A-Wish Golf Classic, taking place June 25-26, 2006 at Ridgeway Country Club in Memphis, Tennessee. Tommy brought in a signed Paul Stanley Silvertone guitar for the auction set up by his good friend, top golfer Shaun Micheel, who happens to be a big KISS fan ...

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Former KISS Manager Sings Different Tune

According to FOXNews.com, former KISS manager and longtime fugitive Jesse Hilsen testified for the first time Monday (June 26) in Manhattan Family Court in response to charges that he failed to pay support to his ex-wife, Rita Hilsen, and their two children. Under questioning from his ex-wife's attorney, Jacqueline Bukowski, Hilsen invoked his ...

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KISS: Reissue Mania

To coincide with KISS' tour of Japan in July, the Japanese record company will once again re-release several KISS albums. Scheduled for July 12 are all '70s albums (excluding the four solo albums) in the carboard mini-LP-like sleeve jackets (the discs are the remastered versions from '97), like they've done before in Japan. In other ...

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KISS To Play 'Intimate, No-Frills' Concert In California

On July 26, KISS will play the 1,300-seat theater at the Chumash Casino Resort, the hottest new Casino in California! Much like the Palms show back in 2003, the intimate, no-frills concert will allow KISS to flex its musical muscle! "It's a chance for us to just show people who and what we are musically," ...

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New 1977 Pro-Shot KISS Concert Video Surfaces

While KISS sit on their archives, yet another professionally filmed show from the 1970s surfaced this weekend, Detroit Cobo Hall, Jan. 29, 1977. With the original 3/4" master from this incomplete recording recently having been sold on eBay for $5,000, the material has materialized in a variety of forums in an attempt to keep bootleggers ...

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KISS: Two New 'Old' GENE SIMMONS Demos Surface

According to a posting on the KISS FAQ web site, two new "old" demos from KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons have recently surfaced. "Street Legal" and "Something Wicked (This Way Comes)" probably date from the 1988-90 period and were recorded at Artisan Sound in Hollywood. "Something Wicked (This Way Comes)" was the title of ...

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KISS Guitarist TOMMY THAYER Speaks

Writer/photographer John Harrell recently conducted an interview with KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer for a cover story in the Japanese magazine Burrn! An excerpt from the chat follows: Burrn!: Do the fans hassle you about being in Ace's makeup? Tommy: "The vast majority of the people see KISS up there and a lot of the younger ...

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MOTÖRHEAD: 'Stage Fright' Special To Air On MTV2's 'Headbanger's Ball'

MOTÖRHEAD will get the royal treatment this Saturday, June 24 with the "Headbanger's Ball" thirty-minute "Stage Fright" special. Culled from the spectacular DVD of the same title (released earlier this year on SPV), the program contains a healthy selection of MOTÖRHEAD favorites along with some backstage interview footage of Lemmy and the band. "Stage Fright" ...

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KISS Coffeehouse: More Grand Opening Details Revealed

The first-ever official KISS Coffeehouse is to open on Tuesday, June 27 at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The grand opening will be attended by KISS members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, who are scheduled to cut the ribbon. If you are coming out to the Grand Opening of the KISS ...

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PAUL STANLEY: 'My Relationship With GENE Is Family'

Writer/photographer John Harrell recently conducted an interview with KISS frontman Paul Stanley for a cover story in the Japanese magazine Burrn! A few excerpts from the chat follow: Burrn!: How have you been? I know you've had hip replacement surgery, you got married and now have a child on the way; all kind of great ...

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