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AXIS OF JUSTICE Launches 2006 With NOAM CHOMSKY

"The Axis of Justice Radio Network", the monthly radio program hosted by Tom Morello (AUDIOSLAVE) and Serj Tankian (SYSTEM OF A DOWN), will launch its 2006 season with a very special show set to air Friday, January 13. Morello and Tankian will welcome Noam Chomsky, the famed scholar, political activist and libertarian socialist. "The Axis ...

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STURCH To Perform At WACKEN OPEN AIR BAND BATTLE

Germany's STURCH have been confirmed for the Wacken Open Air Band Battle on January 13 at Markthalle in Hamburg. The winner will play at next year's Wacken Open Air festival and will also receive a record deal. STURCH have just finished pre-production on their upcoming debut album, tentatively due in 2006. A demo track, entitled ...

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IN FLAMES, SEPULTURA: More European Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for IN FLAMES' upcoming European headlining tour. Direct support on all dates will come from Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA. The dates are as follows: Mar. 12 - Oslo, NOR - Rockefeller Mar. 14 - Tampere, FIN - Pakkahoune Mar. 15 - Helsinki, FIN - House of culture Mar. 17 - Stockholm, ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Guitarist Plays Solo Show In Kenya

Launch Radio Networks reports: AUDIOSLAVE guitarist Tom Morello's solo alter ego, THE NIGHTWATCHMAN, was back on duty earlier this month for a show in Nairobi, Kenya, according to his publicist. Morello was visiting relatives in the African nation and hanging out at a local club called the Cork one night when the house band recognized ...

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FOZZY Frontman Signs Deal To Write Memoir

Former WWE champion and FOZZY lead singer Chris Jericho has just signed a book deal to write his memoir, according to MTV.com. The book, called "A Lion's Tale", will focus on his formative years in the wrestling business. FOZZY's third album, "All That Remains", was released in January 2005 via SPV Records. A video for ...

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BLEED THE SKY Cancel European Tour

Orange County, California-based sextet BLEED THE SKY have been forced to cancel their previously announced "Demotivation" European tour with BRIDGE TO SOLACE. The band, who had their trailer with all of our equipment stolen from a residence in Mableton (suburb of Atlanta), Georgia the night of November 13, are hoping to reschedule the dates for ...

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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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Emerald Vulture - SOURVEIN

Oh it's ugly alright...hairy and sticky too. SOURVEIN has returned with another helping of viscous swamp dirges. Guitars cranked to 10, the four stings just a buzzin, and T-Roy Medlin's (ex-BUZZOV*EN) vokills a tad less scratchy and every bit as brain-fried and miserable as WEEDEATER's Dave "Dixie" Collins. "Emerald Vulture" is the first of three ...

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FOZZY: U.K. Dates Announced

FOZZY, the band featuring vocalist Chris Jericho (of WWE wrestling fame) and members of STUCK MOJO, have lined up the following U.K. tour dates during January/February: Jan. 28 - Head Charge @ Barfly - Birmingham, UK Jan. 29 - Barfly - Liverpool, UK Jan. 30 - Rock City - Nottingham, UK Jan. 31 - Lemon ...

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AMONGST THE SWARM Complete New Demo

Indianapolis deathcore band AMONGST THE SWARM, featuring former members of Midwest hardcore act BURN IT DOWN (Escape Artist/Trustkill Records), have just completed a brand new four-song demo with Joel Lauver (DEMIRICOUS, ABOUT THE FIRE) at Burning Bridge studios in hopes of securing a new label home for a full-length release in 2006. This demo marks ...

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'Ozzfest 10th Anniversary' DVD/CD Preview Available

Several tracks from the forthcoming the DVD and bonus live CD release, "Ozzfest 10th Anniversary", have been made available for streaming in audio and video formats. The following tracks can currently be previewed at 98rock.com: BLACK SABBATH – "War Pigs" VELVET REVOLVER – "Sucker Train Blues" ROB ZOMBIE – "More Human than Human" ...

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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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QUEENSRŸCHE Set Release Date For 'Operation: Mindcrime II'

QUEENSRŸCHE have set a March 14, 2006 release date for the sequel to their platinum 1988 concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". Guitar overdubs for the CD were completed last week, according to a posting on the group's web site. As previously reported, QUEENSRŸCHE have tapped Reiner Design Concepts — the art ...

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THE DISTANCE Sign With ABACUS RECORDINGS

Connecticut-based hardcore act THE DISTANCE have inked a deal with Abacus Recordings. THE DISTANCE is a four-piece whose tireless hard work and dedication, with their do-it-yourself ethic, has been making waves in all facets of the hardcore underground scene. This can be seen in their prolific nature featuring an EP with Bridge 9 Records, a ...

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THE RED CHORD Added To PERSISTENCE European Tour

Massachusetts-based metal/grind band THE RED CHORD have been added to the upcoming Persistence European tour, featuring AGNOSTIC FRONT, HATEBREED, NAPALM DEATH, BORN FROM PAIN, BLEED THE SKY and FULL BLOWN CHAOS. Confimed dates are as follows: Dec. 01 - Wiesbaden, GER - Schlachthof (Germany) w/o FULL BLOWN CHAOS + THE BONES Dec. 02 - London, ...

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Guitar Shredder MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO Covers METALLICA, DEEP PURPLE, AEROSMITH On New CD

Legendary heavy metal bassist Rudy Sarzo (QUIET RIOT, OZZY OSBOURNE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, DIO) and Doug Marks (man behind the Metal Method series of instructional videos for guitar) are among the guest musicians appearing on the new CD from world-renowned progressive rock guitarist Michael Angelo Batio, entitled "Hands without Shadows". "Hands without Shadows" or "HWS" (M.A.C.E. ...

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'Ozzfest 10th Anniversary' DVD/CD Details Revealed

Die-hard heavy metal fans (and those who are just plain curious) now have the opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the longest-running rock tour in history with the DVD and bonus live CD release, "Ozzfest 10th Anniversary". Celebrating its decade anniversary on the road, this DVD brings fans up close and personal to what ...

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CHRIS CORNELL Says SOUNDGARDEN Reunion Will 'Probably Not' Happen

Travis Hay of Seattle Post-Intelligencer recently conducted an in-depth interview with AUDIOSLAVE/ex-SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell. A few excerpts from the chat follow: Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Has living outside of the country [Cornell resides in Paris, France with his wife and daughter] helped with things coming full circle? Chris Cornell: "Living outside of the country ...

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MINISTRY: New Album To Feature PRONG's TOMMY VICTOR, KILLING JOKE's PAUL RAVEN

MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen has announced more details about his 13th Planet label, the new home of MINISTRY and Al's other band, REVOLTING COCKS. The imprint/boutique label is a joint venture with Megaforce Records for the U.S. and Canadian markets, distributed through Sony/RED. Missi Callazzo, Vice President of Megaforce, excitedly relates, "It's great to be ...

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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER: European Tour Dates Announced

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will be teaming up with LIAR for a European tour during January/February. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 20 - Essen, GER - Zeche Carl Jan. 21 - Sneek, NETH - Het Bollwerk Jan. 22 - Luxemburg, LUX - Kulturfabriek Jan. 23 - Stuttgart, GER - t.b.a. Jan. 24 - Rennes, ...

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NOCTUARY To Enter Studio In November

After five years of silence, California-based extreme metal stalwarts NOCTUARY have emerged with plans to enter the studio. Currently slated to record in mid-to-late November, NOCTUARY are planning for an official release sometime in January 2006, with an advance release for their e-mail list subscribers in December. The as-yet-untitled album is intended to bridge the ...

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FOZZY: North American Tour Dates Announced

FOZZY, the band featuring vocalist Chris Jericho (of WWE wrestling fame) and members of STUCK MOJO, have lined up the following North American tour dates during November/December: Nov. 14 - Ottawa, ON @ Barrymore’s Music Hall Nov. 15 - Hamilton, ON @ The Underground Nov. 16 - Montreal, PQ @ Club Soda Nov. 17 - ...

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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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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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