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HANOI ROCKS: Paris Date Cancelled

HANOI ROCKS' scheduled concert in Paris, France on April 1 been cancelled/postponed, according to a posting on the band's web site. This is the fourth date in a row the band have called off, following the cancellation of the group's shows in Italy (March 24-25) and in Vienna, Austria (March 26). Singer Michael Monroe "has ...

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ANTHRAX Drummer Talks About Jamming With DREAM THEATER

ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "I want to start a prog rock band! Who's with me??? "Last night [March 18] was inspirational... I was going to see DREAM THEATER play here in Chicago as I've never had the chance to see them live. It always ...

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SONATA ARCTICA Confirmed For Finland's RUISROCK Festival

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have been confirmed for the Ruisrock festival, set to take place July 7-9 in Turku, Finland. Also scheduled to appear are TOOL, BACKYARD BABIES, THE RASMUS, APOCALYPTICA, DANKO JONES, SAXON, OPETH, SOILWORK, THE GATHERING, HANOI ROCKS, THE 69 EYES, NEGATIVE and AMORPHIS, among others. As previously reported, "Reckoning Night" — ...

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Wicked Wisdom - WICKED WISDOM

I went into this review as skeptical as anyone and expected little from this debut album from the band fronted by actress Jada Pinkett-Smith. I came out of it with a healthy appreciation for the heavy rock/modern metal of WICKED WISDOM. Cutting to the chase, if your music of choice doesn't involve bands like OTEP ...

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Slit Throat Andromeda - OF GRAVES AND GODS

Rumbling up from the New Mexico scene, OF GRAVES AND GODS profess to a lot of diverse influences. And their debut album does indeed veer from hardcore to metalcore to Gothenburg riffery, with a lot of brutal breakdowns and thrashy riffing. Their vocals are harsh and deathly, with the occasional heavily-treated bit of spoken-word to ...

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Police Battle Punk Fans At California Concert

The Associated Press has issued the following report: Rioting broke out Saturday night (March 4) at British punk band concert in San Bernardino, California, injuring several people and destroying two police cars, officials said. Some in the crowd of about 1,500 at the "British Invasion 2K6" show pelted police with rocks and bottles, forcing the ...

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HANOI ROCKS: More European Dates Announced

Legendary Finnish rockers HANOI ROCKS have lined up the following European dates during the coming months: Mar. 24 - Milano, ITA @ Rainbow Mar. 25 - Ravenna, ITA @ Rock Planet Mar. 26 - Vienna, AUT @ Szene Jun. 05 - Glasgow, UK @ Academy (w/ TWISTED SISTER) Jun. 06 - Manchester, UK @ Academy ...

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HANOI ROCKS To Support TWISTED SISTER In the U.K.

Legendary Finnish rockers HANOI ROCKS have been confirmed as the support act for TWISTED SISTER on the U.K. leg of their upcoming tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 05 - Glasgow, UK @ Academy Jun. 06 - Manchester, UK @ Academy Jun. 07 - Wolverhampton, UK @ Civic Jun. 27 - Hammersmith, UK @ ...

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MISERY INC.: 'Fallen Rage' Video Posted Online

Finnish metallers MISERY INC. have uploaded their video for the song "Fallen Rage" at this location. The clip was shot in October-November under the watchful guidance of Jani Saajanaho of Dead Grafix, and was included on the band's recently issued sophomore album, "Random End". It is also featured on Inferno magazine's compilation DVD, ...

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Audio Interview With Classic 'Headbanger's Ball' Host RIKI RACHTMAN Posted Online

TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 42 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. The episode features an 18-minute interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with "Racing Rocks" and classic "Headbanger's Ball" host, Riki Rachtman. Interview topics include NASCAR, MTV and VH1, Axl Rose and GUNS N' ROSES, Hollywood's legendary Cathouse, and FASTER PUSSYCAT singer Taime Downe. ...

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MEGAHERZ: Latest Album '5' To Receive U.S. Release This Month

German modern rock/industrial metal band MEGAHERZ will release their fifth album, entitled "5", in the United States through Eclipse Records on February 21. With their new single "Gott Sein '04" the band has redefined their sound and musical vision as more dynamic, more vivid, and better than ever before. Produced by Ralph Quick (DIE HAPPY, ...

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PURE INC. To Release New Album In March: Audio Available

Swiss rockers PURE INC. will release their second album, entitled "A New Day's Dawn", on March 17 via AFM/MV. According to the band, "this album is exactly the kind of rock style we're into at the moment. We love every song on this album 'cos everyone just simply rocks." The follow-up to 2004's "Pure Inc." ...

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DEADSOIL Announce New Bass Player

DEADSOIL's bass player, Stefan Eutebach, has left the German band due to personal reasons. Replacing him in the group is longtime friend and fill-in bassist for past shows, Andreas Schüssler. Stefan has issued the following statement regarding his departure: "Leaving DEADSOIL was in no way an easy decision when thinking of the great times we've ...

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Mean Streak (Re-Release) - Y&T

If you are wanting a little background information San Francisco's Y&T, then read the review of 1982's "Black Tiger" first, so I don't have to repeat it here. "Mean Streak" is one of two seminal Y&T albums that have recently been digitally re-mastered and re-released on CD. Originally released in 1983, "Mean Streak" is far ...

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AEROSMITH Rocks 'The Today Show'

AEROSMITH's official fan club, Aero Force One, has issued the following update: "Wake up early for an insider look at how AEROSMITH's killer 'Rockin' The Joint' show comes together! This cool segment is part of [NBC's morning news and talk show] 'The Today Show''s 'How Does It Work?' feature, and it was filmed at AEROSMITH's ...

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Mr. Right Hand Man - BABYRUTH

Time for a little Pavlovian experiment. THE HELLACOPTERS. TURBONEGRO. THE BLACK HALOS. BACKYARD BABIES. GLUECIFER. Are you drooling yet? If so, do what you have to do to get a copy of this Italian rock combo's tasty slab of snotty Swederock abandon. Hell, based on song titles alone, it's hard to understand how a label ...

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GLUECIFER: 'Best Of' Collection, Reissues On The Way

Defunct Norwegian rock 'n' rollers GLUECIFER have posted the following message on their official web site: "There are future releases on the agenda, but please note that no release dates are yet to be confirmed. Captain Poon [guitar] will produce a 'best of' GLUECIFER with a bonus disc featuring obscure and unreleased material. A DVD ...

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SEVEN WITCHES to Support W.A.S.P. On East Coast

SEVEN WITCHES, featuring former SAVATAGE guitarist Jack Frost and ex-HADES frontman Alan Tecchio, will be supporting W.A.S.P. at the following dates: Mar. 01 - Webster Hall - Hartford, CT Mar. 02 - The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY Mar. 03 - The Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ Mar. 04 - Jaxx – Springfield, VA Mar. 07 ...

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MANNHAI To Release 'Spaceball' Single In January

Finnish "stoner rockers" MANNHAI, whose current lineup includes singer Pasi Koskinen (ex-AMORPHIS, AJATTARA), will release their new single, "Spaceball", in Finland on Wednesday, January 18. "This is the first release from the upcoming full-length album, and will also include a fine and an exclusive bonus track, 'The Rocketeer'," the band write on their web site. ...

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HANOI ROCKS To Utilize Session Drummer For Finnish Gig

HANOI ROCKS will be utilizing the services of "super fusion mega drummer" Gary Bitter for their December 26 gig in Seinäjoki, Finland. The band's regular drummer, Kari "Lacu" Lahtinen, "will be back for next year's adventures," according to a posting on the band's web site. HANOI ROCKS are currently touring Scandinavia in support of the ...

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