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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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NORMA JEAN: Performance Footage Of New Song Available

Fan-filmed video footage of Atlanta-based post-hardcore rockers NORMA JEAN performing a brand new song, tentatively titled "Kill More Presidents", on November 21, 2009 at the White Rabbit in San Antonio, Texas can be viewed below. NORMA JEAN recently inked a deal with Razor & Tie. The band is headlining the "Explosions 2009" U.S. tour in ...

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3: Entire 'Revisions' Album To Air On 89.5 FM WSOU

"Revisions", the new album from Woodstock, New York progressive rockers 3, will be aired in its entirety tonight (Friday, October 16) at 9:00 p.m. EST on the South Orange, New Jersey radio station 89.5 FM WSOU. Listeners outside the New York City/North Jersey area can hear the program live via the Internet at

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20 Years Of HELMET: 200 Canvases By PAGE HAMILTON

To mark the 20-year anniversary of HELMET, lead singer/guitarist Page Hamilton has constructed a highly personalized project of contemporary art for believers worldwide. "Close to Home" is an unprecedented venture into the fine art world for the band, combining handwritten lyrics, graphic art and paint into one massive canvas series consisting of 200 drafts only. ...

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FU MANCHU: New Song Available For Streaming

A new FU MANCHU track, "Bionic Astronautics", is available for streaming on AOL Music's Noisecreep. The song comes off the Southern California heavy fuzz rock band's eleventh full-length album, "Signs of Infinite Power", which is scheduled for release on October 20, 2009 via Century Media Records. Recorded at Maple Studios in Santa Ana, ...

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