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FEAR FACTORY Finalize Track Listing For 'Transgression'

Los Angeles-based cyber-metallers FEAR FACTORY have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Transgression", due on August 23 via Trillion Records. Trillion is the new imprint from Liquid 8 Records and Entertainment founder and CEO, Mike Cattain, who has created Trillion as a home for FEAR FACTORY and new bands seeking a creative haven ...

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CLASSIC ROCK REVISITED Releases 'New Road Ahead Volume I'

Classic Rock Revisited, in association with Cowtown Digital, LLC, has released an all-digital download compilation of 11 songs by 10 classic rock superstars available as an iTunes exclusive beginning June 21, 2005. Comented Classic Rock Revisited editor Jeb Wright: "This is an exciting project that culminates all genres of classic rock music together under one ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER: 'Heavy Hitters' CD To Surface Next Month

According to CD Universe, the "Michael Schenker and Heavy Hitters" album, featuring an all-star lineup of musicians based around guitar virtuoso Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, SCORPIONS) paying homage to their contemporaries, is scheduled for release on July 12. This 10-track powerhouse collection was produced by legendary rock producer and musician Bob Kulick (KISS, MEATLOAF) and ...

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MARTYR: New Music Posted Online

Canadian technical death metallers MARTYR have posted a pre-production sample of the material that will show up on the band's third album, tentatively due before the end of the year via Galy Records. Check it out at Martyr-Canada.com. MARTYR guitarist Daniel Mongrain recently left CRYPTOPSY due to "professional" reasons and to focus full-time ...

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ZIMMER'S HOLE: Vancouver Show Filmed For Possible DVD

ZIMMER'S HOLE, the Vancouver-based project featuring guitarist Jed Simon and bassist Byron Stroud of STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, filmed their May 28 performance at the The Brickyard in Vancouver, B.C. with five cameras for a possible DVD release. If the DVD ends up not coming out, the full show will be made available for download on ...

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QUIET RIOT Prepare For Summer Tour; Are Featured On 'The Simpsons'

Having just returned from two weeks in the Republic of Korea performing concerts for U.S. armed forces personnel, QUIET RIOT is preparing for their participation in this year's Rock Never Stops tour along with CINDERELLA, RATT and FIREHOUSE. "QUIET RIOT has been very busy this year with international dates that have included concerts in Spain, ...

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FEAR FACTORY Cancel WITH FULL FORCE Appearance

FEAR FACTORY have cancelled their appearance at the 2005 installment of the With Full Force festival, set to be held July 1-3 at Airfield Roitzschjora in Löbnitz (near Leipzig), Germany. As previously reported, FEAR FACTORY have set "Transgression" as the title of their next studio album, tentatively due August 23 via Trillion Records. Trillion is ...

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Guitarist DANIEL MONGRAIN Quits CRYPTOPSY

Guitarist Daniel Mongrain has officially left CRYPTOPSY due to "professional" reasons and to focus full-time on MARTYR, according to a posting on MARTYR's web site. Mongrain originally joined CRYPTOPSY in late 2004 following the departure of Jon Levasseur. MARTYR are currently in pre-production for their third album, which they expect to record this summer. The ...

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SKULLSHIFTER To Release Limited-Edition EP

SKULLSHIFTER, the new band featuring former INSANIAC members CJ Scioscia (guitar) and Tom Nolz (guitar, vocals), are continuing work on their debut album, "Inner Demons", for a late 2005/early 2006 release. Scioscia's latest update on the recording process reads as follows: "After initially planning to self-produce and release a full SKULLSHIFTER album on our own, ...

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QUIET RIOT, SKID ROW: Korean Tour Dates Announced

According to AFN Korea, QUIET RIOT and SKID ROW will tour military posts throughout Korea beginning on May 12. QUIET RIOT's first album "Metal Health" was released in 1983. The band opened for ZZ TOP, IRON MAIDEN, and BLACK SABBATH before headlining their own shows. Composed of vocalist Kevin Dubrow, drummer Frankie Banali, ...

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FEAR FACTORY Reveal More Details About Upcoming CD

FEAR FACTORY have set "Transgression" as the title of their next studio album, tentatively due August 23 via Trillion Records. Trillion is the new imprint from Liquid 8 Records and Entertainment founder and CEO, Mike Cattain, who has created Trillion as a home for FEAR FACTORY and new bands seeking a creative haven grounded in ...

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STATUS QUO Sign With SANCTUARY RECORDS

Sanctuary Records have announced the worldwide signing of STATUS QUO, who have sold over 100 million records in a 40-year-long career. STATUS QUO will release a new album in September 2005 to coincide with the launch of their 40th anniversary celebrations. The band is currently in the studio recording with producer Mike Paxman. Sanctuary Records ...

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FEAR FACTORY To Enter Studio In Early May

Los Angeles-based metallers FEAR FACTORY will enter a North Hollywood, CA studio on May 5 with acclaimed producer Toby Wright (SLAYER, ALICE IN CHAINS, PRIMUS, SEVENDUST) to begin recording their new album, tentatively due early fall via Calvin Records. 3volution Productions hired Pierced Productions to shoot a multi-angle video of drummer Raymond Herrera's recording sessions ...

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BAD MOON RISING To Release Triple CD Via FRONTIERS

Frontiers Records have announced that they have secured a deal with the Los Angeles–based hard rock group BAD MOON RISING. BAD MOON RISING released during the '90s three amazing hard rock albums that highlighted the talents of British singer Kal Swan and axeman Doug Aldrich (currently guitarist for WHITESNAKE). Both musicians were former members of ...

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ZIMMER'S HOLE To Play Vancouver In May

ZIMMER'S HOLE, the Vancouver-based project featuring guitarist Jed Simon and bassist Byron Stroud of STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, will be performing at the The Brickyard in Vancouver on May 28. The show will be part of the three-day annual Vancouver Tattoo Expo, which is scheduled to take place May 27-29 at the Empire Landmark Hotel downtown ...

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