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The Art of War EP - VADER

The hardest working men in death metal haven't stopped recording and touring to take a break in at least ten years, yet somehow VADER's output never dips in quality. Not every song may be an instantly-memorable classic, but none of their prodigious body of work is anything less than satisfying. Blistering speed, charismatic vocals, rapid-fire ...

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AEROSMITH Hint The End Is Near

ContactMusic.com is reporting that AEROSMITH have hinted their touring days may soon be over, after recognizing that they're not going to "live forever". The band admit their hectic schedule, which included a U.S. tour with LENNY KRAVITZ at the end of last year, is becoming increasingly hard to sustain and they are looking at life ...

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KORN To Test New Business Model On Upcoming Tour

In a first of its kind for the music industry, Grammy-winning rock band KORN announced today that it is teaming up with Live Nation, the world's leading live entertainment company, in a unique, exclusive joint venture. The innovative set of deals expands on the unprecedented partnership KORN created with EMI Music in September. Under the ...

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ATREYU Complete 'Her Portrait In Black' Video Shoot

ATREYU have posted the following message on their official web site: "[Monday] night [Dec. 19] we wrapped shooting a brand new music video for our new song 'Her Portrait in Black'. This new song will appear on the the soundtrack for 'Underworld: Evolution' which is available on Lakeshore Records on January 10th. Expect the video ...

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SWITCHED: 'Ghosts In The Machine' Two-Disc Collection Detailed

Corporate Punishment Records has set a January 10, 2006 release date for SWITCHED's "Ghosts in the Machine", a two-disc rarities, b-sides, and demos collection featuring 11 new, unreleased SWITCHED demo tracks initially recorded for the band's sophomore Immortal release. In addition to the new tracks, "Ghosts in the Machine" will also feature demo versions of ...

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PYRO Announce New Lineup, Begin Recording New Album

French melodic hard rock band PYRO are currently recoridng their fourth album, tentatively due early next year via CMP. Ten songs have been written for the follow-up to 2004's "Breaking Point", which is being produced by the band's founding members, guitarists Joel Pyro and Bruno Pyro. The CD, entitled "Stab in the Back", will feature ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Reject Split Rumors

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION have rejected as false Internet reports that they are planning on breaking up following the completion of their current European tour. In a posting on the band's official forum, the group's forum moderator Nikki wrote, "The BRIDES are not breaking up! Now everyone, please, take a breather. Trust me, no one's breaking ...

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SILVERCHAIR Confirmed For Australia's THE GREAT ESCAPE Festival

Australia's SILVERCHAIR will perform as part of a ground-breaking Festival called "The Great Escape" over the 2006 Easter long weekend (April 14-16, 2006). "The Great Escape" offers three days of non-stop music, arts, markets, comedy, film and loads of camping at another character-rich location: the Newington Armory, which is a former armaments depot. Just up ...

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FLAMETAL Flamenco/Metal Hybrid Band Featuring WHITESNAKE Bassist To Make Hollywood Debut

Hotly tipped San Francisco-based flamenco/metal hybrid band FLAMETAL will be making their Southern California live debut this Saturday, December 17 at Bar Sinister, 1652 N. Cherokee Ave., Hollywood, CA 90028. For more info call: 323-769-7070. FLAMETAL who combine the flamenco shred of Paco DeLucia with hard-edged Bay Area metal, are the brainchild of virtuoso acoustic ...

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Arrest Made In POISON Guitarist's Stolen Equipment Case

On October 24, 2005, the home of legendary POISON guitarist C.C. Deville was broken into and over 30 pieces of equipment were stolen. A concentrated effort lead by the LAPD's Van Nuys Burglary Division, Planet Deville and VH1 came to a culmination with the arrest of the thief at the Ranchero Cucamonga Guitar Center on ...

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KORN: More Than 30% Of Sold Albums Included Bonus Disc

More than 30 percent of the 221,000 albums sold by KORN of their latest effort, "See You on the Other Side", in its first week of release, were of the album's deluxe edition encompassing a bonus disc with three previously unreleased new tracks ("It's Me Again", "Eaten Up Inside" and "Last Legal Drug [Le Petit ...

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SLIPKNOT's CLOWN: 'I Have A Feeling We Could Win A GRAMMY This Year'

SLIPKNOT members Shawn "Clown" Crahan (percussion) and Jim Root (guitar) spoke to The Des Moines Register about being nominated for a Grammy for the sixth consecutive year. The single "Before I Forget" from the band's third album, "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)", was nominated for Best Metal Performance alongside songs by MINISTRY, MUDVAYNE, RAMMSTEIN and ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Featured On 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno'

Bassist Marten Andersson (GEORGE LYNCH, STARWOOD, LIZZY BORDEN) has issued the following update: "I don't know if you caught the George Lynch rehearsal skit with announcer 'Stuttering John' (Melendez) that aired last night [Dec. 8] on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' on NBC. I think they mainly featured Lynch and Andrew but I don't ...

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LINKIN PARK Begin Work On New Material

Jonathan Cohen of Billboard.com is reporting that LINKIN PARK and Warner Bros. are close to resolving their contract renegotiation dispute without any further ugliness. "We're resolving our differences and we're looking forward to putting out a record next year," guitarist Brad Delson tells Billboard.com. "We're all focused on the creative process right now." ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Frontman To Appear At RADIO MUSIC AWARDS

According to MTV News, VELVET REVOLVER frontman Scott Weiland will be appearing at this year's Radio Music Awards on Monday, December 19 at the Aladdin Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. VELVET REVOLVER are nominated in the "Song of the Year" category for their "Fall to Pieces" single. The awards ceremony will be broadcast live ...

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KORN Fan Sues City Of Tacoma Over Concert Injury

MTV.com is reporting that a KORN fan is suing the city of Tacoma, Washington, because he got knocked over at a concert and was forced to leave, despite being injured. The fan claims in a suit filed in Pierce County Court last week that he was jumped on and knocked down a level in the ...

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SLIPKNOT Frontman To Produce New FACECAGE Album

STONE SOUR/SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor is currently hard at work with Des Moines, Iowa-based metallers FACECAGE on their next independent release. Formed in 2001, FACECAGE have grown into a powerhouse live act and an independent D.I.Y. (do-it-yourself) success story. Taylor describes the band as "the heaviness of SEPULTURA, the groove of [BLACK] SABBATH, the dark ...

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Y&T: 'Black Tiger' And 'Mean Streak' To Be Reissued With Bonus Tracks

Legendary California hard rockers Y&T will be re-releasing their classic "Black Tiger" (1982) and "Mean Streak" (1983) albums with bonus tracks in January. "These CDs were carefully digitally re-mastered at a high sampling rate directly from the 1/2" analog master tape," reads a posting on mainman Dave Meniketti's web site. "This new CD sounds closer ...

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RAM To Support GAMMA RAY In Sweden

RAM, the traditional Gothenburg, Sweden-based heavy metal band featuring Leif Larsson (ex-FROZEN EYES, NME WITHIN) and Morgan Pettersson (ex-B-THONG), have been confirmed as the opening act (along with THE STORYTELLER) for GAMMA RAY at the following shows: Jan. 14 - Stockholm, Swe @ Arenan Jan. 19 - Gothenburg, SWE @ Trägårn As previously reported, RAM ...

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