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IGNITE: European Tour Dates Announced

West Coast conscious hardcore champions IGNITE will team up with DEATH BY STEREO and BURN THE 8 TRACK for a European tour beginning mid-February. Commented IGNITE bassist Brett: "We are really excited about our upcoming headlining club tour in February with our friends in DEATH BY STEREO. The tour will support the re-launch of our ...

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FIRST BLOOD Announces Headlining Tour

FIRST BLOOD has announced its first national headlining tour for January 2007. Support acts on the bill chosen by the band include DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR, BLOODLINED CALLIGRAPHY, and DEAD HEARTS. Releasing their full-length debut, "Killafornia", on Trustkill this year, the group has already completed tours of the U.S., Europe and most recently Japan. This summer ...

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ANNIHILATOR Added To TRIVIUM's European Tour

Veteran Canadian thrashers ANNIHILATOR have been added to the European leg of TRIVIUM's "The Crusade 2007 Tour". Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 08 - Ireland, Dublin - Ambassador Apr. 09 - Ireland, Dublin - Ambassador Apr. 11 - UK, Bradford - St Georges Hall Apr. 12 - UK, Manchester - Apollo Apr. 13 - ...

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RWAKE: New Album Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Arkansas sludge kingpins RWAKE have finalized the track listing for their brand new full-length record, "Voices of Omens", due in North America on February 20, 2007 via Relapse (February 26 internationally). RWAKE recorded "Voices of Omens" with Sanford Parker at Electrical Audio (HIGH ON FIRE, NEUROSIS, PELICAN, ZAO) and Parker's own Volume Studios (PLANES MISTAKEN ...

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NINE INCH NAILS To Begin Mixing New Album In January

NINE INCH NAILS mastermind Trent Reznor has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Is it possible I am actually finished writing and recording a new NINE INCH NAILS record? Apparently so. We begin mixing in January! "Juggling fifteen all-new tracks around. Testing sequences. No leftovers from 'With Teeth'. Highly ...

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VOIVOD Drummer Discusses His Art

Susan Frances of Indie In-Tune has issued the following report: French-Canadian mathematician, painter, and musician Michel Langevin is a conceptual artist whose creations depict the negative forces of technology's nature, often representations of the surreal, the macabre, and the destructive. His first paintings were of an anti-hero whom he christened VOIVOD after Bram ...

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Chapter Chaos Begins - ANONYMUS

It is pleasant surprise time again. I'm talking about "Chapter Chaos Begins" by Montreal thrash kings ANONYMUS. It is a crime that more folks outside of Canada are not aware of the knuckle-busting thrash produced by this monster act. The group has moved quite a few units in its homeland and for good reason. An ...

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PARADOX To Carry On As Duo

Long-running German metallers PARADOX parted ways with guitarist Fabian Schwarz, drummer Chris Weiss and bassist Andi Siegl during the recording sessions for the band's fourth album, "Electrify", due in early 2007 via AFM Records. However, "the recordings are not affected by this," the rest of the group writes in a statement. "The album will be ...

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Wounded Skies - STORMCROW

This one has been out for quite a while now, but was sent my way only recently. It's worth the cyber ink, so we'll knock it out regardless. With "Wounded Skies" Italy's STORMCROW slams through four songs and one intro of unforgiving black metal malice that will appeal to fans of speeding traditionalists like DARK ...

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GODHEAD Confirms U.K. Dates With SOIL

Returning from a holiday season break following completion of the thunderous "Congress of Corruption" fall U.S. tour with new Cement Shoes Records (Fontana/Universal) labelmates ILL NINO and RA, post-industrial glam slammers GODHEAD are set to go back on the road and take their riveting live show overseas in January as the main support on SOIL's ...

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MOUNTAIN Legend LESLIE WEST Teams Up With DEAN GUITARS

Rock legend Leslie West, from the band MOUNTAIN, has teamed up with Dean Guitars to create a Leslie West Signature Model — a custom, single cutaway, co-designed by West and company founder Dean B. Zelinsky. West's legend became synonymous with tone when he dialed a ton of it out of his Jr. for the classic ...

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Acoustic METALLICA Available On iTunes

iTunes has released the second volume of acoustic performances from the Bridge School Benefit concerts held annually in the Bay Area... and two of the songs are from METALLICA! "Fade to Black" and "The Four Horsemen" were recorded at Shoreline Ampitheatre, Mountain View, CA, in October of 1997 when the band performed at the yearly ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Guitarist To Guest On 'Real Time With Bill Maher'

AUDIOSLAVE/ex-RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello will be a guest on "Real Time With Bill Maher" next Friday, November 17. The show will air live at 11 p.m. EST on HBO. In other news, Morello's solo alter ego, THE NIGHTWATCHMAN, has lined up the following appearances: Nov. 14 - Hollywood, CA @ Hotel Cafe ...

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The Dead Eye - THE HAUNTED

What to make of this new HAUNTED album? It's hard to take it out of context and judge it on its own merits — on one hand, you have the band's formidable back catalog to measure it against, a smorgasbord of modern-day Swedish thrash that renders 95% of their colleagues obsolete. Tied to that is ...

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Guitarist RON JARZOMBEK Issues Update On BLOTTED SCIENCE, WATCHTOWER

Guitarist Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, SPASTIC INK) has posted the following update on the progress of BLOTTED SCIENCE, the instrumental extreme metal project also featuring bassist Alex Webster (CANNIBAL CORPSE) and drummer Charlie Zeleny (BEHOLD... THE ARCTOPUS): "The BLOTTED SCIENCE recordings are coming along great. Alex finished recording all 16 tracks months ago, and as expected ...

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PERRY FARRELL Project Features Guest Appearance By JIM MORRISON

Launch Radio Networks reports: Perry Farrell has enlisted contributions from BLACK-EYED PEAS singer Fergie and members of the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS for his new project, the SATELLITE PARTY, according to MTV.com. The band's debut album, which is due out early next year, includes appearances from CHILI PEPPERS bassist Flea and guitarist John Frusciante, ex-CHILI ...

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FOZZY: Georgia Dates Announced

FOZZY, the band featuring vocalist Chris Jericho (of WWE wrestling fame) and members of STUCK MOJO, has lined up the following dates: Nov. 17 - Soho's - Columbus, GA Nov. 18 - Rick's - Macon, GA FOZZY's third album, "All That Remains", was released in January 2005 via SPV Records. A video for the album's ...

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