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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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'The Music Of Korn' Box Set Detailed

On September 29, Legacy Recordings will release "The Music Of Korn" box set as part of "The Music Of" series, a specially priced line of three-CD releases packed with huge hits and top tracks by the biggest names in music history. For the first time, the classic recordings by these household names appear in a ...

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FU MANCHU Announces U.S. Headlining Tour

Southern California's heavy fuzz rock legends FU MANCHU will launch the first leg of its U.S. "Signs of Infinite Power" headlining tour on October 20 in San Jose. Support on the trek will come from by North Carolina's ASG and the Los Angeles duo IT'S CASUAL. The band is expected to announce a separate, second ...

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3 To Release 'Revisions' In October

Woodstock, New York progressive rockers 3 will release their new album, "Revisions", on October 26 in Europe via Metal Blade Records. Commented frontman Joey Eppard: "3 has always been a band apart. We've never been afraid to follow the artistic impulse, whether it has lead us to genre bending progressive experimentation, or, as in the ...

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FU MANCHU: More 'Signs Of Infinite Power' Details Revealed

Southern California's heavy fuzz rock legends FU MANCHU will release their eleventh full-length album, "Signs of Infinite Power", on October 20, 2009 via Century Media Records. Recorded at Maple Studios in Santa Ana, California by the band and producer Sergio Chavez (MOTÖRHEAD, HELMET) and mixed by Andrew Alekel (FOO FIGHTERS, DANZIG), "Signs of Infinite Power" ...

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EXODUS Frontman Prepares For Third Cross-Country Motorcycle Trip

Rob Dukes, lead singer for Bay Area thrash progenitors EXODUS and a motorcycle enthusiast, will soon embark on his third cross-country trip by bike. He's scheduled to depart from New York City on Sunday, August 30. A question-and-answer session with Dukes regarding the experience follows below. Q: This will be your third trip. You said ...

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DRAGONFORCE Interviewed At Slovenia's METALCAMP; Video Available

Terrorizer magazine's Jill Mikkelson conducted an interview with British epic power metallers DRAGONFORCE at this year's Metalcamp festival, which was held on July 2-8, 2009 in Tolmin, Slovenia. Watch the chat below. DRAGONFORCE will embark on a mammoth U.K. tour this November/December. The band says, "Grab your tin helmet and prepare for the invasion — ...

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Another Day Has Passed - GOES CUBE

In case you're sitting around trying to put some sort of meaning behind this NYC-based trio's name; don't. While I will hint that it requires some creativity with an online translator, I feel it's best to let the two words stand on their own, as that is exactly what the 13 tracks on the band's ...

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THE CULT/Ex-ROB ZOMBIE Drummer JOHN TEMPESTA Joins TheLiveLine

Drummer John Tempesta (THE CULT, ROB ZOMBIE, WHITE ZOMBIE, EXODUS, TESTAMENT) can now be reached via TheLiveLine, a service launched by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine that enables musicians to connect to their audience over the phone. Get updates on Tempesta and leave messages for John by calling (888) 529-5482. For more information, click

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HELMET's PAGE HAMILTON Releases Instructional DVD

Hal Leonard, the world's largest print music publisher, has just released a new instructional guitar DVD from renowned HELMET guitarist Page Hamilton. Hamilton provides detailed demos of his approach to: chords — understanding and building non-traditional sonic shapes; scales — applying unusual scales in a rock context; sounds — using effect combos for radical tonal ...

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DRAGONFORCE Announces U.K. Headlining Tour

British epic power metallers DRAGONFORCE will embark on a mammoth U.K. tour this November/December. The band says, "Grab your tin helmet and prepare for the invasion — the mighty DRAGONFORCE will be bringing a full-scale production to a town near you for their military-themed 'Hearts N' Minds' tour! Better yet, we are offering you the ...

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OPIATE FOR THE MASSES Calls It Quits

Los Angeles industrial rock act OPIATE FOR THE MASSES has officially disbanded. Bassist Anna Kjellberg (ex-DRAIN STH) states, "After the FILTER tour last year, we decided to go separate ways. We chose to not announce the breakup in case there was a chance of getting it back together again. That won't happen." Anna is currently ...

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Carver City - CKY

It's tempting to put in for hazard pay on this one. After all, if it gets too much praise from these quarters, the inevitable crew of metal-up-your-own-ass onionheads will wail and gnash their teeth that it's only because CKY is now a Roadrunner band. And if a discouraging word gets said about "Carver City", we ...

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KORN Sticks To Basics At Tour Opener

According to The Pulse of Radio, KORN kicked off their first tour in more than a year on Saturday night (April 25) in Tucson, Arizona on what RollingStone.com described as a "nearly bare" stage with stripped-down production. The 14-song, 70-minute set focused heavily on singles and fan favorites, although bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu told The ...

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MISERY SIGNALS Drummer Interviewed; Video Available

The-Pit.de recently conducted an interview with drummer Branden Morgan of Milwaukee, Wisconsin's metalcore act MISERY SIGNALS. Watch the chat at this location. "Controller", the third full-length album from MISERY SIGNALS, sold around 2,900 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD was recorded with ...

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JOHN TEMPESTA Schedules European Drum Clinics

Powerhouse drummer John Tempesta (THE CULT, TESTAMENT, EXODUS, ROB ZOMBIE) has scheduled the following European drum clinics: April 15 - Hit it Drums & Percussion - Roden (NL) April 16 - Lemca Music - Brussels, Belgium April 17 - Lenzotti Strumenti Musicali - c/o Teatro La Tenda - Modena, Italy April 18 - Ringo Music ...

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