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TRASHLIGHT VISION Sign Japanese Deal For 'Alibis And Ammunition'

TRASHLIGHT VISION, the new band featuring MURDERDOLLS guitarist Acey Slade, have signed a Japanese deal with The Firewall Division for the release of their debut album, "Alibis and Ammunition". The CD will be issued in Europe on April 17 via Undergroove Records, with the Japanese release to follow on April 19. A North American release ...

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THE BLACK CROWES: New Tour Dates Announced

THE BLACK CROWES have started to announce U.S. and overseas concerts for 2006, beginning with March 10 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. In addition, Chris Robinson (vocals) and Rich Robinson (guitar) are heading out on the road as a duo for a special sold-out run of multiple-night acoustic shows. Billed as "Brothers Of A Feather: ...

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SAXON 'Hope' To Make It To The U.S. Before The Summer

SAXON manager Thomas Kreidner of ICS Festival Service GMBH has issued the following update: "The band is just preparing for their first Dubai appearance [at the Desert Rock 2006 festival on March 16] and looking forward to it. After that we will do the last 'Night out with the Boys' shows performing the '80 set ...

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KAMELOT To Record New Album This Summer

American/Norwegian melodic metallers KAMELOT have posted the following message on their official web site: "We are pleased to announce that KAMELOT will be returning to Norway for the Ragnarock Festival (web site) in August 2006. "Work continues on KAMELOT's first DVD, 'One Cold Winter's Night'. The [disc] is tentatively [slated] for a fall/winter ...

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TRASHLIGHT VISION: 'Alibis And Ammunition' Details Revealed

TRASHLIGHT VISION, the new band featuring MURDERDOLLS guitarist Acey Slade, have revealed the final track listing for their debut album, "Alibis and Ammunition", due in Europe on April 17 via Undergroove Records. Japanese and North American release dates for the CD have yet to be announced. The band formed in 2004, but have a longer ...

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SYBREED Part Ways With Drummer, Seek Replacement

Swiss metallers SYBREED have parted ways with drummer Alex and are currently seeking a replacement. Guitarist Thomas' (a.k.a. Drop) official statement on the matter is as follows: "After three years of hard drumming in SYBREED, Alex decided to part ways for personal reasons concerning the band, and musical divergences concerning the new album. Here is ...

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HEAVY METAL KIDS Release 'Classic Kids Capers' Retrospective DVD

The HEAVY METAL KIDS have released a compilation DVD of performances dating from 1974 to the present day. "Delirious - Classic Kids Capers" features the late "Auf Wiedersehen Pet" actor and HEAVY METAL KIDS vocalist Gary Holton on 12 of the original tracks, including "She's No Angel", "Delirious" and "Run Around Eyes", and also contains ...

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CLOUDSCAPE: 'Almost' Done Recording Sophomore Album

Swedish metallers CLOUDSCAPE entered RoastingHouse studio in Malmö, in late December with producers Anders "Theo" Theander and Pontus Lindmark to begin recording their sophomore album, "Crimson Skies", tentatively due in Europe in June 2006 via Metal Heaven. Artwork will be handled by Mattias Norén. "There's only guitar solos left to record," the band write on ...

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KISS, POISON, WARRANT To Perform At Wisconsin's ROCK FEST

KISS, POISON and WARRANT are among the bands that have reportedly signed on to play at Rock Fest 2006, set to take place July 20-23 in Cadott, Wisconsin. The lineup is shaping up as follows: KISS POISON WARRANT SAVOY BROWN GEORGE THOROGOOD PUDDLE OF MUDD GREGG ROLIE JOHN WAITE SEVEN MARY THREE GRAND FUNK RAILROAD ...

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Former POISON IDEA Guitarist PIG CHAMPION Found Dead

Thomas "Pig Champion" Roberts, guitarist for POISON IDEA, died at his home in Portland, Oregon, Monday night (Jan. 30). He was 47 years old. A founding member of the seminal punk band, he continued to appear with POISON IDEA throughout the late Nineties and into the new millennium, despite officially quitting the band in 1993. ...

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SODOM: European Tour Dates Announced

Long-running German thrashers SODOM will be teaming up with FATAL EMBRACE for the Lords of Depravity Over East Europe Tour 2006 beginning in mid-April. Confirmed dates are as follows. with PANZER'FAUST: Apr. 15 – TBA - Vilnius, LIT Apr. 16 - TBA - Riga, LAT Apr. 17 - TBA - Tallinn, EST Apr. 19 - ...

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DEVOLVED: Another Live Show Announced

Australian tech-metallers DEVOLVED will be performing live at Goodfellas in Rancho Cucamonga, CA on March 9. Also appearing on the bill will be OUR LAST HOPE and DROP 8. As previously reported, DEVOLVED are scheduled to appear at The Knitting Factory Alterknit Lounge in Hollywood, California on Saturday February 4. DEVOLVED recently announced the permanent ...

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SODOM: Release Date For New Album Announced

Long-running German thrashers SODOM will release their new, self-titled album on April 21 via SPV Records. The follow-up to 2001's "M-16" has already been recorded and is currently being mixed at a studio in Germany. In April the band will also undertake an East European tour, covering countries like Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary, including an ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Drummer STEVE ADLER Answers Fan Questions

Former GUNS N' ROSES and current ADLER'S APPETITE drummer Steven Adler recently answered several fan questions via his official fan site, StevenAdler.net. Read the question-and-answer session at this location. ADLER'S APPETITE — which also features Chip Z'Nuff (ENUFF Z'NUFF; bass), Sheldon Tarsha (vocals), Michael Thomas (BEAUTIFUL CREATURES; guitar), and JT Longoria (IZZY STRADLIN; ...

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FIRST BLOOD Sign With TRUSTKILL RECORDS

Trustkill Records has announced the signing of San Francisco Bay Area's hardcore act FIRST BLOOD. The band, which features ex-TERROR bassist Carl Schwartz on vocals and current TERROR member Doug Weber on guitar, formed in early 2002 from the ashes of SWORN VENGEANCE, a group of which Carl and Doug were both members. Even without ...

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HUMANITY: New Album To Be Produced By EVERGREY Mainman

U.K. progressive metallers HUMANITY will be recording their second album at the Division One studio in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Thomas Englund of EVERGREY. "The band are very excited to be working with someone of the stature of Thomas Englund and the recording will get under way in early February 2006," reads a press release ...

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Trilateral Progression - NEURAXIS

NEURAXIS' "Trilateral Progression" is one impressive death metal album. On its fourth full-length release, the Montreal tech-death squad has accomplished what so many of its brethren have failed to do: adroitly combine technicality, brutality, and melody. Is there a death metal training facility in Montreal that has been secretly financed by the Canadian government? I ...

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GRAYSON MANOR Sign With France's BAD REPUTATION RECORDS

French record label Bad Reputation (LOVE/HATE, MOTHER SUPERIOR, ZAN CLAN) has signed Atlanta, Georgia rockers GRAYSON MANOR. The group's new abum, titled "Children of the Manor", was produced by Robert Carranza (MOLOTOV, JACK JOHNSON, BECK) and will be issued this April. The European release will also contain tracks from the band's first record, "Back on ...

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