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An Answer Can Be Found - CKY

CKY has been an anomaly in the hard rock world. Not quite heavy metal, but possessing a heavy sound and attitude and rabid fan base (as evidenced by fan response to recent critical reviews of the group), the band has managed to forge a unique identity over the course of three albums that keeps them ...

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TUNGSTEN: New Song Available For Download

Long-running Chalmette, Louisiana-based metallers TUNGSTEN have pushed back the projected release date of their fifth album, "If Death Doesn't Change You… Nothing Will", to July 16 from the previously announced June 28. The CD will be released via the group's own label, Tungsten Music Records and through their official web site, www.tungstenmusic.com. The ...

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Start A War - STATIC-X

STATIC-X has as many detractors as they do fans, and one of the reasons may be that the band came around at the same time as most of the nu-metal groups — and even though STATIC is not nu-metal, they're somehow guilty by association in the minds of some. Another reason could be that the ...

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GAVIN ROSSDALE Says INSTITUTE Debut Will Be 'Heavier' And 'Stronger' Than BUSH

INSTITUTE, the new band fronted by former BUSH frontman Gavin Rossdale, will release their self-titled debut album in the early fall. The first single, "Bulletproof Skin", is expected at radio later this summer. Rossdale's first post-BUSH project was produced by HELMET mastermind Page Hamilton and features former HELMET/ORANGE 9MM guitarist Chris Traynor; bassist Cache "Utah ...

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Undoing Ruin - DARKEST HOUR

I like what DARKEST HOUR has done on "Undoing Ruin", the follow-up to the excellent "Hidden Hands of a Sadist Nation". The band has not abandoned its Americanized AT THE GATES-style melodic thrash 'n bash, yet there are more colors and accents in the songs, more melody as well. A slight smoothing of the jagged ...

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HANOI ROCKS Guitarist Issues Post-Japanese Tour Update

HANOI ROCKS guitarist Conny Bloom has posted the following message on his official web site: "Hey! Back from Japan! Had a wonderful time and the band just keeps sounding better. We had a chance to see some incredible places, too, and after a very sobering visit to the Hiroshima memorial museum, I can only think ...

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THE BLACK LEAGUE Begin Recording New Album

THE BLACK LEAGUE, the Finnish band fronted by former SENTENCED vocalist Taneli Jarva, have entered Seawolf Studios in Suomenlinna (just outside Helsinki) to begin recording their fourth full-length album, tentatively entitled "A Place Called Bad". The band have undergone several major lineup changes in the last few months, resulting in the departure of both drummer ...

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Out of Exile - AUDIOSLAVE

If "Out of Exile" proves anything, it certainly confirms the commitment of the four members of AUDIOSLAVE to being a real band and not just the "supergroup" that they were hyped as when the combination of SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell with the three non-singing members of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE was first announced back in ...

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W.A.S.P., DOKKEN, QUIET RIOT Featured On 'Hollywood Rocks!' Box Set

June 21, 2005 will see the release of the long-awaited and highly anticipated four-disc compilation album, "Hollywood Rocks!" through Deadline/Cleopatra Records. The audio companion to 2004's highly touted "Hollywood Rocks!" coffee table book, the box set is an eargasmic journey through the streets of the infamous Los Angeles club scene of the 1980s and early ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist Says Reunion Tour Is 'Going Really Well'

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian checked in from the group's Australian tour on the "Friday Night Rocks" show on New York's Q104.3 FM this past Friday (May 13). Several excerpts from the interview follow: On how the reunion tour has been going so far: "It's been going really well. It came together really quickly. We only ...

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JIMMY PAGE Rocks The NYSE: Video Available

Video footage of former LED ZEPPELIN guitarist Jimmy Page entertaining the New York Stock Exchange with the band's "Whole Lotta Love" at the opening bell Wednesday (May 11), marking the initial public stock offering of Warner Music Group, has been posted online at MSNBC.com. Warner Music Group sold 32.6 million shares to the ...

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AC/DC Singer BRIAN JOHNSON: 'New Album's Gotta Be Perfect'

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson was interviewed by Eddie Trunk on the "Friday Night Rocks" show on New York's Q104.3 FM this past Friday (April 22). Several excerpts from the interview follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the status of the new AC/DC studio album: "We should be getting together pretty soon. I've already been with ...

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