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NORMA JEAN: 'Meridional' Retailer-Specific Bonus Tracks Revealed

Atlanta-based post-hardcore rockers NORMA JEAN will release their fifth album, "Meridional", on July 13 via Razor & Tie. The CD will be made available with the following retailer-specific bonus tracks and other special material: Best Buy, Napster: * "Kill More Presidents" * "Deathbed Atheist" (KC Blitz remix) iTunes: * "Distance to Planets" Hot Topic, Shockhound: ...

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HELMET's 'Seeing Eye Dog' Due In September In Five Formats

Seminal rock band HELMET will release a new full-length album, "Seeing Eye Dog", on September 7. The band's first LP since 2006's critically acclaimed "Monochrome" and its seventh album overall will be made available on the indie Work Song label (with physical distribution by Redeye and direct-to-fan digital delivery by Topspin). The CD was produced ...

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HELMET: 'Betty' Download-Only Reissue Detailed

Alternative metal legends HELMET have reissued their third and much beloved 1994 album "Betty". The download-only release includes the 14 original album tracks plus five bonus cuts, all available through the HelmetMusic.com web site. The additional tracks were originally only available on the 10-inch double gatefold LP and 12-inch single for "Biscuits for ...

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I.C.S. VORTEX Rejoins BORKNAGAR

According to the German edition of Metal Hammer magazine, former DIMMU BORGIR bassist/clean vocalist I.C.S. Vortex (real name: Simen Hestnæs) has rejoined BORKNAGAR as the band's new bassist/singer. Commented I.C.S. Vortex: "I am looking forward to see all you old-school helmet-wearing mofos on the road and to spend some quality time once again ...

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New HELMET Album Pushed Back To August

Amy Harris of CityBeat recently conducted an interview with vocalist/guitarist Page Hamilton of the alternative metal legends HELMET. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. CityBeat: What inspired you to get into music at a young age? Page Hamilton: I was always a huge fan of music and loved THE EAGLES, ...

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THE BURNING Preparing To Enter Studio

Hard-hitting Danish four-piece THE BURNING is getting ready to enter the studio with producers Tue Madsen (SUICIDE SILENCE, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, SICK OF IT ALL) and Jacob Bredahl (HATESPHERE, PURIFIED IN BLOOD) to record its as-yet-untitled third album for a late 2010 release via Massacre Records. Commented singer Johnny Haven: "Tue Madsen has a indoor ...

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LIFELESS To Re-Release Debut In June Via IBEX MOON

German death metallers LIFELESS will re-release their debut album, "Beyond The Threshold OF Death", on June 8 via Ibex Moon Records. The CD, which was originally self-released by the group in 2008, was produced and recorded by the bandmembers themselves. The mastering was handled by Vesa Kenttäkumpu from Swedish death metallers EVOCATION. According to a ...

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NORMA JEAN: New Album Artwork Unveiled

Atlanta-based post-hardcore rockers NORMA JEAN have revealed the cover art for their upcoming fifth album, "Meridional", in a unique way — with an intense, self-generated video that also debuts a snippet of a new song. The clip, which debuted on AOL's Noisecreep, can now be viewed below. "We take a lot of pride in all ...

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THE CULT: More Tour Dates Announced

Veteran rockers THE CULT have scheduled the following dates: May 03 - Auckland, New Zealand, Trusts Stadium May 05 - Brisbane, Australia, Tivoli Theatre May 06 - Sydney, Australia, Big Top Luna Park May 08 - Melbourne, Australia, Palais Theatre May 09 - Melbourne, Australia, Palais Theatre May 10 - Adelaide, Australia, Thebarton Theatre May ...

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HELMET To Release 'Seeing Eye Dog' In June

HELMET has set "Seeing Eye Dog" as the title of its new album, due on June 22 via Work Song, the label imprint shared by singer/songwriter Joe Henry and HELMET mainman Page Hamilton's manager. Regarding the musical direction of the new CD, Hamilton tells AOL's Noisecreep, "It's a cool album. I'm really into ...

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HAIL! Added To ROCK IN RIO MADRID

HAIL! — the supergroup featuring David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER), Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ICED EARTH) — has been confirmed for this year's Rock in Rio Madrid festival, which will take place over two six days — June 4-5, June 10-12 and June 14 — at ...

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THE CULT To Perform Entire 'Love' Album On Australian Tour

THE CULT will perform its classic album "Love" in its entirety during its tour of Australia and New Zealand in May. "The band is redefining the live album experience with the 'Love Live Tour'; nothing is comparable to witnessing THE CULT fully engaged in the live creation of arguably their seminal album," stated THE CULT ...

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NORMA JEAN Begins Recording New Album

Atlanta-based post-hardcore rockers NORMA JEAN are back in the studio this month to record their fifth studio album and debut for new record label, Razor & Tie. The currently untitled LP will be released this summer, and is being recorded in Atlanta, Georgia at Glow in the Dark Studios with producer Jeremy Griffith. A new ...

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HAIL! To Perform At ROCK IN RIO LISBON

HAIL! — the supergroup featuring David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER), Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ICED EARTH) — will perform at this year's Rock In Rio Lisbon festival on Saturday, May 29 in Lisbon, Portugal. Commented Kisser: "Rock In Rio is an enormous event that started in ...

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THE CULT Completes Recording New EP

Veteran rockers THE CULT have finished recording four new songs at a Los Angeles-area studio with producer Chris Goss (MASTERS OF REALITY, KYUSS, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE) for a brand new EP, to be released this summer. More details will be revealed soon. Affliction Clothing's web channel "Affliction Vision" sent OZZY OSBOURNE/ex-ROB ZOMBIE bassist ...

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Former HANOI ROCKS Guitarist Issues Video Update

A new video message from former HANOI ROCKS guitarist Andy McCoy can be viewed below. In the four-minute clip, McCoy talks about his upcoming plans, including an art exhibition, his side project GREASE HELMET (which features members of AMORPHIS) and a new solo album. McCoy previously stated about his upcoming solo CD, "It will be ...

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THE CULT: Quality Footage Of MUSINK Performance Available

Fan-filmed video footage of THE CULT's February 19, 2010 performance at the Musink tattoo convention and music festival at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California can be viewed below. The setlist was as follows: 01. L'il Devil 02. Electric Ocean 03. Rain 04. Sweet Soul Sister 05. Revolution 06. The Witch ...

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FIVE STAR PRISON CELL To Enter Studio Next Week

Australian metallers FIVE STAR PRISON CELL will enter Sing Sing South Studios in Melbourne on March 1 to begin recording their third album, entitled "Matriarch". The band states, "We are very excited and sincerely feel this is our strongest work to date. The group adds, "This album has been two years in the making, from ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Talks HAIL! On Massachusetts' WAAF; Audio Available

Mike Hsu of the Worcester/Boston, Massachusetts radio station WAAF conducted an interview with MEGADETH/HAIL! bassist David Ellefson in late January before HAIL!'s two-date U.S. East Coast mini-tour. The chat is now available for streaming using the audio player below. (Note: This interview was conducted two weeks before Ellefson officially rejoined MEGADETH as the band's new ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Says HAIL! Is Having Trouble Finding 'Name' Replacement For DAVID ELLEFSON

Powerhouse American vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) has told D.X. Ferris of the Cleveland Scene that bassist David Ellefson's recent return to MEGADETH may force HAIL! — which also features SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser and DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy — to go on hiatus. "It ...

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