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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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THE CULT: New Tour Dates Announced

THE CULT has scheduled the following dates: May 01 - Memphis, TN @ Beale Street Music Festival Jul. 10 - Lockport, NY @ Ulrich City Center In other news, Vinyl 180 will release a remastered edition of THE CULT's "Love" album on March 9, 2009 on 180g vinyl with updated artwork. It will ...

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P.O.D. Bassist Interviewed At NAMM; Video Available

Starr Ackerman of IK Multimedia caught up with bassist Traa Daniels of spiritual rockers P.O.D. at the 2009 winter NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which was held January 15-18, 2009 in Anaheim, California. Watch the seven-minute chat below. P.O.D. sold 34,000 copies of its new album, "When Angels & Serpents Dance", in the ...

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MERENDINE ATOMICHE Signs With LOCOMOTIVE RECORDS

Veteran Italian metallers MERENDINE ATOMICHE have inked a deal with with Locomotive Records for the release of their third full-length album, entitled "Rude Rebel Brotherhood". 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 and sang ...

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Fogcutter - FIFTYWATTHEAD

Reading the Canadian press statements on Windsor's FIFTYWATTHEAD you would think that they are in fact the second coming of Jesus Christ. Calm down, "Fogcutter" has got a lot of juicy guitar riff wreckage going on, but let's not get carried away here. Much of what is heard on the album is listenable, enjoyable even, ...

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MISERY SIGNALS Drops Off BRING ME THE HORIZON Tour

Milwaukee, Wisconsin metalcore act MISERY SIGNALS has been forced to drop off the North American tour with BRING ME THE HORIZON and THE GHOST INSIDE after the group's lead vocalist, Karl Schubach, was taken ill. Commented MISERY SIGNALS: "As many of you may have noticed, we had to drop off the last 12 dates of ...

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HELMET Anounces 2009 European Tour

HELMET has announced January and February 2009 European tour dates with Oakland's TOTIMOSHI, the Bay Area co-ed trio whose newest album "Milagrosa", produced by HELMET's Page Hamilton and recorded by Toshi Kasai (BIG BUSINESS, MELVINS), will be released physically throughout Europe on February 2 and digitally on January 20 via Volcom Entertainment. Founded in 1989 ...

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SNOT: New Video Interview Available

A new seven-minute video interview with the reunited lineup of the legendary Santa Barbara metal/punk rock hybrid SNOT conducted on November 28, 2008 can be viewed below. SNOT will guest on "Uncensored Net Noise" on Friday, December 5 beginning at 9:00 p.m. EST. You can listen to the program live via the Internet at

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GREAT WHITE Comes Out On Top In 'VH1 Classic Celebrity Bowl-Off'

VH1 Classic's Rock Autism Celebrity Bowl-Off took over Lucky Strike Lanes in Hollywood on Thursday, November 13 as rock stars, actors, and athletes alike put on their bowling shoes in support of autism awareness. The evening benefitted three autism organizations and raised funds which will be donated to the charities: hollyrod4kids, ACT Today!, and The ...

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SNOT: Behind The Reunion

Possum of Altitude conducted a backstage interview with the reunited lineup of the legendary Santa Barbara metal/punk rock hybrid SNOT at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on November 11, 2008 (where the band was supporting MUDVAYNE). Guitarist Sonny Mayo and Mikey Doling, along with new singer Tommy "Vext" Cummings, give the real scoop on how ...

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P.O.D. Frontman: Pay No Attention To Rumors

Spiritual rockers P.O.D. (a.k.a. PAYABLE ON DEATH) have announced the following South American tour dates: Nov. 22 - Kazebre - São Paulo, Brazil Nov. 23 - Master Hall - Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil Nov. 25 - Bola De Neve - São Paulo, Brazil Nov. 26 - Chevrolet Hall - Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil Nov. 29 ...

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P.O.D., FILTER: European Co-Headlining Tour Cancelled

The P.O.D. and FILTER co-headlining tour of Europe, which was scheduled to take place in January/February 2009, has been cancelled as P.O.D. is unable to fulfill its touring obligations due to the band's recently announced hiatus. P.O.D. confirmed the tour cancellation in a statement, but did not reveal the reason behind its decision to take ...

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Reunited SNOT: New Video Interview Available

A brand new nine-minute interview with John "Tumor" Fahnestock (bass) and Sonny Mayo (guitar) of the reunited lineup of the legendary Santa Barbara metal/punk rock hybrid SNOT conducted by Abort TV can be viewed below. SNOT was interviewed on the September 21, 2008 edition of Indie 103.1 FM's specialty metal program "Chaos with Full Metal ...

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SLAYER: Free Chapter From 'Reign in Blood' Book Available

Continuum Books is offering a free sample chapter from "33 1/3: Reign in Blood", the first English-language book about SLAYER. In the book, author D.X. Ferris takes a documentary approach to the record and its impact. It explores the album's creation based on interviews with it creators, including the band, producer Rick Rubin (the Def ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's RockHard Helmet - Born To Lose, Live To Win

MOTÖRHEAD, a band that lives according to its own rules and which has never sacrificed anything, has joined forces with O'Neal USA, one of the leading manufacturers of motorcycle and BMX accessories, to produce a limited-edition MOTÖRHEAD helmet that features the band's iconic "Motörhead - England" artwork. The helmets will be released under the RockHard ...

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SNOT: Performance Footage Of New Song Available

Fan-filmed video footage of the reunited lineup of the legendary Santa Barbara metal/punk rock hybrid SNOT — featuring original members Mikey Doling (guitar), John "Tumor" Fahnestock (bass), Jamie Miller (drums) and Sonny Mayo (guitar) along with the group's latest addition, former DIVINE HERESY vocalist Tommy Cummings (a.k.a. Tommy Vext) — performing a new song titled ...

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Reunited SNOT Interviewed On 'Chaos With Full Metal Jackie'; Audio Available

The reunited lineup of the legendary Santa Barbara metal/punk rock hybrid SNOT — featuring original members Mikey Doling (guitar), John "Tumor" Fahnestock (bass), Jamie Miller (drums) and Sonny Mayo (guitar) along with the group's latest addition, former DIVINE HERESY vocalist Tommy Cummings (a.k.a. Tommy Vext) — was interviewed on the September 21, 2008 edition of ...

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SNOT To Guest On This Weekend's 'Chaos With Full Metal Jackie'

The reunited lineup of the legendary Santa Barbara metal/punk rock hybrid SNOT — featuring original members Mikey Doling (guitar), John "Tumor" Fahnestock (bass), Jamie Miller (drums) and Sonny Mayo (guitar) along with the group's latest addition, former DIVINE HERESY vocalist Tommy Cummings (a.k.a. Tommy Vext) — will guest on this Sunday's (September 21) edition of ...

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HELMET: Video Interview Available

Tulsa's Z-104.5 The Edge conducted an interview with HELMET guitarist/vocalist Page Hamilton in July 2008. Watch the chat below. HELMET earlier in the year announced the addition of guitarist Dan Beeman to the group's ranks. Beeman replaces the band's most recent axeman, Jimmy Thompson, who reportedly decided to move back to his native Australia at ...

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THE CULT: Washington D.C. Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of THE CULT's September 9, 2008 concert at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. can be viewed below (clips uploaded by YouTube user "SonicWindmill"). The group's setlist was as follows: 01. Nirvana 02. Rain 03. I Assassin 04. The Witch 05. Sweet Soul Sister 06. Edie 07. Illuminated 08. Horse Nation 09. ...

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In The Studio With OPIATE FOR THE MASSES

Altitude recently went behind the boards for an in-studio interview with the Los Angeles industrial rock band OPIATE FOR THE MASSES in Hollywood. The band goes through the recording process for its latest single, "Burn You Down". Watch the six-minute clip below. OPIATE FOR THE MASSES recently took part in a successful North American trek ...

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