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Chronicles of Love and Hate - BULLISTIC

Another 'not ready for prime time' local band given a leg up to the national stage, when their music, production, packaging, and overall presentation is better suited to the bush leagues. BULLISTIC are one of those GODSMACK-derived, blue-collar, battle-of-the-bands-winning groups that populate every town in the USA with more than 200 people in it. I'm ...

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EDGUY Singer Talks About Upcoming Album 'Rocket Ride'

EDGUY's official web site recently conducted a short interview with the group's lead singer, Tobias Sammet, about love, success, the forthcoming album and the tour. A few excerpts from the chat follow: Q: How are the reactions [to the "Superheroes" EP] so far? Tobias Sammet: "Great. As we expected, we've heard it all from 'best ...

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EASY ACTION To Reunite For Swedish Club Gig

Acclaimed '80s Swedish glam-rock band EASY ACTION will reunite for a club gig on December 16 in Kalmar, Sweden. Also appearing on the bill will be HANOI ROCKS and NOCTURNAL RITES. EASY ACTION's lineup for the concert will include original members Kee Marcello (real name: Kjell Lövbom; guitar; EUROPE), Zinny J. Zan (real name: Bo ...

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Seven Seals - PRIMAL FEAR

Let's get right to the point. Germany's PRIMAL FEAR are about to release the finest album of its career. This is no JUDAS PRIEST tribute album and you'll hear nothing like the scream of "Metal is forreeevvveeerrr!" from last year's "Devil's Ground". That does not mean that the PRIEST influence is no longer apparent, only ...

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CRAZY WORLD: Debut Album Due This Month

CRAZY WORLD, the Finnish band featuring Lauri Porra (STRATOVARIUS, SINERGY, KOTIPELTO) on bass, Mika Järvinen (FIVE FIFTEEN) on vocals, Esa Kotilainen (WIGWAM) on keyboards, Timo Kämäräinen (ISMO ALANKO, BEACON) on guitar/vocals, and Anssi Nykänen (PEKKA POHJOLA, JUKKA TOLONEN, HAVANA BLACK) on drums, will release their debut album in Finland on October 18 via Spinefarm/Universal. According ...

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Former ANNIHILATOR Bassist RUSSELL BERGQUIST: On The Move

Former ANNIHILATOR bassist Russell Bergquist has posted the following message on his official web site: "Yo! I have not done an update since July and alot has happenned from then until now. First of all, I have been in the studio recording my own project. It is now almost all recorded. The only thing left ...

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HANOI ROCKS Sign With DEMOLITION RECORDS

Legendary Finnish rockers HANOI ROCKS have inked a deal with the U.K.'s Demolition Records. The band's first release for the label will be "Another Hostile Takeover", which up until now has seen its only European release in the group's homecountry. The late November release of the CD will contain bonus tracks not included on the ...

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HANOI ROCKS: Forging Ahead Into The Unknown

HANOI ROCKS frontman Michael Monroe has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Yes, it's me, myself and I, breaking the silence once again… well, as Angie McCoy so kindly informed you — yes, I do have the beastly machine! And I'm not afraid to use it. However, that doesn't mean I'll ...

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THE CROWN: Posthumous Triple-DVD Set Due In January

According to MTV.com, Swedish thrashers THE CROWN will release a posthumous triple-DVD set on January 10, 2006. The package will trace the band's history from their inception in 1990 to their breakup in March 2004. Vocalist Johan Lindstrand had previously stated about the set, "This will be the final goodbye to our true fans out ...

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OZZFEST, GIGANTOUR, MÖTLEY CRÜE Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: Ozzfest: BLACK SABBATH, IRON MAIDEN, MUDVAYNE, SHADOWS FALL, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, IN FLAMES & others Venue: Alpine Valley Music Theatre City/State: East Troy, Wis. Date: Aug. 6, 2005 Attendance: 20,575 Capacity: 35,072 Artist/Event: Ozzfest: BLACK SABBATH, ...

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DEFTONES: 'B-Sides & Rarities' Due In October

Since the textured aggression of the DEFTONES' 1995 debut, the Northern California quintet has become an icon approved by mosh pits and critics alike for its exquisitely sculpted sonic roar. While the DEFTONES record the follow-up to their self-titled 2003 album, Maverick Records releases "B-Sides & Rarities". Filled with import-only B-sides, intriguing covers, unreleased mixes, ...

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HANOI ROCKS Guitarist Meets 'Childhood Hero' ALICE COOPER

According to a posting on HANOI ROCKS guitarist Conny Bloom's official web site, "Conny's back in Stockholm [Sweden] after the last finnish HANOI ROCKS dates, one of them being support to Conny's childhood hero, ALICE COOPER. The king of horror rock himself compared HANOI ROCKS to THE ROLLING STONES in the Finnish newspapers and was, ...

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THE LIZARDS Working On New Music With 'Special Guest Star'

THE LIZARDS, the band featuring Bobby Rondinelli (BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH) and Mike DiMeo (RIOT), have posted the following message on their official web site: "How about this heat? Well, it isn't stopping us from making music! Besides, we are keeping cool in our underground lair at Electric Randyland Studios. We are hard ...

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ARCH ENEMY Guitarist: 'Combining Aggressive, Extreme Modern Brutality With A Classic-Metal Edge

ARCH ENEMY frontwoman Angela Gossow and guitarist Michael Amott recently spoke to MTV.com about the group's new disc, "Doomsday Machine", and their participation in this year's Ozzfest, which kicked off July 15 in Mansfield, Massachusetts. According to Amott, ARCH ENEMY wanted to take what they'd done on previous efforts and build on that foundation. "We ...

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FIREBALL MINISTRY Sign With LIQUOR AND POKER MUSIC

Acclaimed Los Angeles quartet FIREBALL MINISTRY, recently dubbed the "#1 metal band you need to know now" by Guitar World, have officially joined the roster of Liquor and Poker Music. The L.A.-based rock label will release the group's new album, "Their Rock Is Not Our Rock", on October 18. A rough mix of the new ...

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MEGADETH Bassist: Packed Up And Ready To Go

MEGADETH bassist James MacDonough has posted the following message in teh "Forums" section of the band's official web site: "With just a few hours left to get on the plane, it's not that I wait till the last minute, but it's an ongoing process that takes a couple days. "Had to get the last of ...

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RAUNCHY: Studio Update

Danish modern metallers RAUNCHY have entered Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (INVOCATOR) to begin recording their third album, tentatively due in early 2006 through an as-yet-undetermined label. The band's drummer, Morten Toft Hansen, has posted the following recording update on the group's official forum: "First recording day we setup the drums, ...

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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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