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SLAPSHOT: New Song Posted Online

An MP3 sample of a brand new SLAPSHOT track, titled "Identity", has been posted online at this location. "Identity" comes off the group's forthcoming album, "Digital Warfare", due in August through I Scream Records. U.S. fans will be able to get the record through I Scream's American licensing partner Bridge 9 Records. Upcoming ...

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LIFE OF AGONY Announce Another Reunion Show

The classic LIFE OF AGONY lineup of Keith Caputo (vocals), Alan Robert (bass), Joey Z (guitar) and Sal Abruscato (drums) have announced another reunion show, this time in New Jersey. The group will be performing Birch Hill Concert Hall in Old Bridge, New Jersey on Saturday, August 2. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, July ...

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VANDERHOOF: Bringing Back '70s Hard Rock

Nearly six years after the release of the self-titled debut, legendary METAL CHURCH guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof's alter ego outfit VANDERHOOF returns with a dynamic follow-up, the adventurous "A Blur In Time". Released once again through SPV Records, the album pays homage to the acts of the '70s that made hard rock memorable, while implementing an ...

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LAMB OF GOD Film Video For 'Eleventh Hour'

LAMB OF GOD have finished shooting a video for the track "Eleventh Hour" with director Jason Joseph (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, DIRTY POWER). The video was shot on May 24 at a unique, remote, and apparently illegal location in the band's hometown of Richmond, Virginia. LAMB OF GOD's summer touring plans are as follows: Jun. ...

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SKEW SISKIN Announce New Drummer

Germany's SKEW SISKIN have acquired a new drummer by the name of Damien. "He's a real crazy bird and we feel that we made an excellent choice," the band said in an official statement. "His drum skills match what SKEW SISKIN's rhythms are about: Keith Moon meets Phil Rudd! A steady 4/4 rhythm with a ...

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THE IRON MAIDENS Hit The East Coast

THE IRON MAIDENS, L.A.'s all-girl tribute to IRON MAIDEN that features in its ranks PHANTOM BLUE members Linda McDonald (drums), Josephine (guitar), and Sara Marsh (guitar), will embark on a short tour of the East Cast later this month. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 14 - Downtown Quarterback - Endicott, NY Jun. 15 - ...

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TONY FRANLIN Says He Knows Nothing About A BLUE MURDER Reunion

Former THE FIRM bassist Tony Franklin has refuted the reports of his involvement in an upcoming reunion of BLUE MURDER, the classic early '90s hard rock band he helped launch with guitarist/vocalist John Sykes (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE) and Carmine Appice (OZZY OSBOURNE, VANILLA FUDGE). "I've had a number of people asking about the possibility of ...

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ROB ROCK: 'Eyes Of Eternity' CD Delayed

Former IMPELLITTERI frontman Rob Rock has pushed back the projected release date for his second solo album, "Eyes Of Eternity", to June 23 through Germany's Massacre Records. The CD will receive a Japanese release on July 21 through JVC/Victor Entertainment. The CD, which was produced, arranged, and mixed by Roy Z. (HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON, HELLOWEEN), ...

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THE HAUNTED: U.S. Tour Dates Announced!

Swedish high-energy thrashers THE HAUNTED will be teaming up with SHAI HULUD and SKINLESS for a U.S. tour. Also joining the tour for select dates are DARKEST HOUR and BLEEDING THROUGH. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 08 - Krome - South Amboy, NJ * May 09 - Rainbow - Montreal, QC, CANADA * May ...

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SEPULTURA/VOIVOD: More Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been released for the forthcoming North American tour featuring SEPULTURA and VOIVOD. The two groups will be hitting the following U.S. cities next month: Apr. 18 - San Francisco, CA @ Avalon Apr. 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Palace Apr. 21 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues Apr. 22 - ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD: Corrected/Updated Itinerary Released

Century Media Records have released a corrected tour itinerary for STRAPPING YOUNG LAD's forthcoming trek with MESHUGGAH and the group's subsequent headlining dates. The updated itinerary is as follows: STRAPPING YOUNG LAD w/ MESHUGGAH Apr. 25 - Graceland - Seattle, WA Apr. 26 - Roseland - Portland, OR Apr. 27 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD: Headlining Dates Announced

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have lined up the following headlining dates in May: May 18 - Birch Hill - Old Bridge, NJ May 19 - Jaxx - West Springfield, VA May 20 - The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA May 21 - Village Underground - New York, NY May 22 - North Six - Brooklyn, NY May ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: DON DOKKEN Has No Conscience

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch has hit out at Don Dokken for using Lynch's name to promote the band's tours and attempting to conceal the fact that Lynch is no longer in the group in an effort to pass off DOKKEN's current lineup as the "original band." When asked by Chris Akin from

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ZWAN To Explore Folk Roots With Alter-Ego Project

Chicago-based ZWAN, the new band featuring former SMASHING PUMPKINS mainman Billy Corgan, ex-PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, former CHAVEZ guitarist Matt Sweeney, ex-SLINT guitarist David Pajo, and A PERFECT CIRCLE bassist Paz Lechantin, will record an album and a DVD this fall with their acoustic alter-ego project DJALI ZWAN. An early 2004 release is expected. "We're ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Frontman Discusses New Album, Absence Of Spacesuits

POWERMAN 5000's forthcoming album, "Transform", will include a bonus Enhanced CD portion containing videos for the tracks "Free" and "Action", as well as other undisclosed extras. "Transform", due on May 20 through DreamWorks Records, is the fourth album from the platinum Los Angeles-based quintet. Its arrival finds frontman Spider One characteristically reflective, in this case ...

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SEPULTURA: Brazilian, European Tour Dates Announced

SEPULTURA have announced several Brazilian dates in March as well as a short European tour in March/April. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 13 - Rio de Janeiro, BRA - Canecão Mar. 14 - Rio de Janeiro, BRA - Canecão Mar. 16 - São Paulo, BRA - Olympia Mar. 21 - Vinhedo, BRA - Adler ...

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THE EXPLOITED Announce European Dates

Punk legends THE EXPLOITED have announced the first European tour dates in support of their new album, titled "Fuck The System". They are as follows: Apr. 08 - Alter Stadtbahnhof – Schweinfurt, GER Apr. 09 - Spot – Kassel, GER Apr. 10 - SO 36 – Berlin, GER Apr. 11 - AJZ Talschock – Chemnitz, ...

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CKY: No Regrets About GUNS N' ROSES Tour

Although the GUNS N' ROSES North American comeback tour started and ended in riots and was ultimately cut short, CKY has no regrets. "We got to play Madison Square Garden with GUNS N' ROSES," guitarist Chad Ginsberg told Rollingstone.com. "That's cool as shit! Axl gave us a great opportunity. He was really into us." CKY ...

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THE REVOLUTION SMILE's LOPEZ: Why We Signed With FRED DURST's Label

THE REVOLUTION SMILE singer/guitarist Shaun Lopez, formerly of post-hardcore band FAR, recently spoke to MTV.com about the band's decision to sign with LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst's Flawless Records after turning down an invitation to audition for the vacant guitarist slot in LIMP BIZKIT. "They must have wondered why I didn't jump at an opportunity ...

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FRED DURST Produces Song For New BRITNEY SPEARS CD

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst is among the producers working on BRITNEY SPEARS' as-yet-untitled new album, due in October, according to a Jive Records spokesperson. Durst has produced one unnamed track thus far, which may or may not wind up on Spears' fourth LP. Durst found time to helm the Spears tune while working on ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Reissues On The Way

Two decades after QUEENSRŸCHE released their self-titled 12-inch debut EP, EMI Records is celebrating the band's career by reissuing the disc and the six critically acclaimed albums that followed: "The Warning", "Rage For Order", "Operation: Mindcrime", "Empire", "Promised Land" and "Hear In The Now Frontier". Each of the seven QUEENSRŸCHE records has been repackaged with ...

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AGNOSTIC FRONT Line Up Dates With HATEBREED, Plan Next Album

Hardcore veterans AGNOSTIC FRONT are in the process of lining up several U.S. shows in March with DISCIPLINE and HATEBREED. The group will shortly commence the songwriting process for their next studio album, to be recorded this fall for an early 2004 release. In related news, New York's LOVED AND HATED, featuring AGNOSTIC FRONT drummer ...

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THE ALTER BOYS Hard At Work On Debut Album

THE ALTER BOYS, the project featuring members MUSHROOMHEAD, DOG FASHION DISCO, UNIFIED CULTURE and the ORIGINAL PRANKSTA, have spent most of December at Ohio's Mars Recording Studio recording their debut full-length album, tentatively due in mid-summer through Cleveland's SMDC Records. A demo recording of the track "Pigs & Pineapples" can be downloaded from the SMDC ...

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