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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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UNEARTH Pulls Out Of Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

New England metallers UNEARTH have cancelled their appearance at this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 13-15, 2009 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. No reason was given for the cancellation. UNEARTH is currently gearing up for its tour with TESTAMENT, which kicks off on May 2 in Seattle. The band is ...

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ARMED FOR APOCALYPSE: New Song Posted Online

Chico, California-based exteme metallers ARMED FOR APOCALYPSE have posted a new song, "We Fell From the Bottom", on their MySpace page. The track comes off the band's recently completed debut album, "Defeat", which was mixed by Eric Stenman (DEFTONES, FAR, SAVES THE DAY) and is scheduled for release this summer via an as-yet-undisclosed ...

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EXODUS Bassist Offering Video Lessons

The PlayThisRiff.com web site, which charges $9.99 for a monthly membership, has announced that it now features bass lesson videos from bassist Jack Gibson of San Francisco Bay Area metal veterans EXODUS. Learn how to play the songs "A Lesson in Violence", "Bonded by Blood" and "Deathamphetamine". All lessons are filmed in High Definition and ...

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CHRIS CAFFERY To Perform With MERENDINE ATOMICHE At CD-Release Show

Guitarist Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) will join veteran Italian metallers MERENDINE ATOMICHE on stage for their CD-release show on May 8 at Piazza Pierobon, Cittadella, Padova, Italy. Caffery co-produced MERENDINE ATOMICHE's third full-length album, "Rude Rebel Brotherhood", which is scheduled for release on April 17 in Europe and April 21 in North America via ...

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MISERY SIGNALS: Video Report From The Road Posted Online

Milwaukee, Wisconsin metalcore act MISERY SIGNALS has uploaded a two-part video report featuring footage from the band's ongoing world tour. Watch it below. "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 producer ...

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MERENDINE ATOMICHE: 'Rude Rebel Brotherhood' Release Dates Announced

Veteran Italian metallers MERENDINE ATOMICHE will release their third full-length album, "Rude Rebel Brotherhood", on April 17 in Europe and April 21 in North America via Locomotive Records. The CD was recorded at New Sin studios in Loria, Treviso, Italy and was produced by Luigi Stefanini and Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), who also played ...

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