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MOTÖRHEAD Classics To Be Reissued

MOTÖRHEAD is rightfully regarded as a legend. More than 30 years of turning fans' eardrums and brains into a bloody pulp will do that. Iconic vocalist/bassist Lemmy wouldn't have it any other way. Three of MOTÖRHEAD's most important albums — 1983's "Another Perfect Day", 1986's "Orgasmatron" and 1987's "Rock 'N' Roll" — are now getting ...

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STONE SOUR: Studio Update

STONE SOUR, the band featuring SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, are continuing work on their sophomore album with producer Nick Rasculinecz (FOO FIGHTERS, VELVET REVOLVER). "We now have 13 guitar tracks, 12 bass tracks, and 8 vocal tracks done of the 17 songs that we plan to record," guitarist Josh Rand said. ...

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STONE SOUR: Studio Update; Photos Available

STONE SOUR, the band featuring SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, are still hard at work on their sophomore album with producer Nick Rasculinecz (FOO FIGHTERS, VELVET REVOLVER). The drum tracks by session drummer Roy Mayorga (ex-SOULFLY, currently a touring member of SEPULTURA) are complete, according to the most recent studio report submitted ...

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P.O.D.: 'The Warriors Tour 2' Dates Announced

P.O.D. have unveiled details of their headlining spring tour of the United States. The month-long trek comes in the wake of the Southern California-based band's fourth full-length label release, "Testify", which has sold 122,000 copies since its late January release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The tour — dubbed "The Warriors Tour 2: Guilty By Association" ...

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DARKEST HOUR: Mexican Dates Announced

DARKEST HOUR have lined up three shows in Mexico in May. The dates are as follows: May 19 - Mexico City, MEX @ La Victoria May 20 - Guadalajara, MEX @ Santa Sangre May 21 - Monterrey, MEX @ Cafe Iguana DARKEST HOUR recently filmed a video for the song "Sound the Surrender" with director ...

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SLIPKNOT: Special Videocast Available Online

"Metal Injection" has once again uploaded their "Slipknot Mixtape", featuring two interviews with the band where they discuss their live shows, videos and the future of SLIPKNOT. Also included is SLIPKNOT live footage and videos. The videocast can be downloaded for FREE by clicking here. SLIPKNOT capped off an amazing two years on ...

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Band Featuring MICHAEL SCHENKER's Son Have A New Name

RAIDERS OF ROCK N' ROLL, the British band featuring guitarist Tyson Schenker, the son of the fabled SCORPIONS and UFO guitarist Michael Schenker, have changed their name to FASTER INFERNO. The Cambridgeshire blues-influenced hard rock act, who also include singer Matt Taylor, bassist Andy Raeburn and drummer Phill France, will be supporting the MICHAEL SCHENKER ...

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STONE SOUR: Ex-SOULFLY Drummer MAYORGA To Play On New Album

STONE SOUR, the band featuring SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, are hard at work on their sophomore album with producer Nick Rasculinecz (FOO FIGHTERS, VELVET REVOLVER). Guitarist Josh Rand has filed the following candid report from inside the studio: "As we roll into week four of the recording process for the new ...

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DARKEST HOUR To Undertake Tour Of Australia/New Zealand

DARKEST HOUR will be playing nine shows in New Zealand and Australia beginning in late April. "We are stoked with a capital STOKED," the band write on their web site. "Aside from the fact that this is our first time ever in the southern hemisphere, JH [vocalist John Henry] is also stoked to sample some ...

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SLIPKNOT: GRAMMY Win Bittersweet For Percussionist CLOWN

Launch Radio Networks reports: SLIPKNOT capped off an amazing two years on Wednesday night (February 8) by winning its first Grammy Award, in the category of "Best Metal Performance", for "Before I Forget" from 2004's "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)". The win was also bittersweet for SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan, who choked up as ...

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Label: No Plans To Re-Release SLIPKNOT's Debut Album

Contrary to a recent report published on a SLIPKNOT fan site, Roadrunner Records have NO plans to reissue the band's self-titled debut album from 1999 in an expanded double-disc edition, a Roadrunner representative has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Although there were discussions at one point about possibily re-releasing the disc with bonus tracks, those plans have since ...

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THE ABSENCE Shoot First Video

Metal Blade recording artists THE ABSENCE shot their first professional video for the title track off their debut record, "From Your Grave", on February 3. This journey took the band from the greater Tampa Bay area up some 1200+ miles to Toledo, Ohio to film in one of the largest and oldest structures in Toledo's ...

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SLIPKNOT's JORDISON Comments On MINISTRY Session-Drummer Gig

Launch Radio Networks reports: SLIPKNOT's Joey Jordison has been confirmed as the drummer for the touring lineup of MINISTRY, which will kick off a 60-date North American trek on May 6. It has been rumored for months that Jordison would take advantage of his time off this year to play with the industrial pioneers. Jordison ...

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METAL CRUSADERS Organizers Deny Giving False Information About NUCLEAR ASSAULT's Cancellation

Dan Rozenblum of Thunderdome Touring has released a statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET rejecting Maximus Entertainment's assertion that Thunderdome was engaging in "attempted fraud" by giving "false information regarding the Metal Crusaders Tour to try to profit and steal commissions and take advantage of every act involved in this tour." His statement reads as follows: ...

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT's Agent Alleges 'Attempted Fraud' In Connection With METAL CRUSADERS TOUR

Robert Devine, CEO of the Maximus Entertainment booking agency (web site) (which handles such artists as TESTAMENT, NUCLEAR ASSAULT and DESTRUCTION), has released a statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET accusing the Thunderdome Booking Agency of "attempted fraud" in connection with the upcoming Metal Crusaders Tour (which is currently being advertised as featuring headliners VADER alongside ...

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Future Uncertain For QUEEN Musical In U.S.

Launch Radio Networks reports: The QUEEN musical "We Will Rock You" ended its Las Vegas run in November, and now group principals Brian May and Roger Taylor are figuring out what to do next. Early reports indicated they would mount a touring company before taking it to Broadway, but Taylor told Launch that plans are ...

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DARKEST HOUR To Film 'Sound The Surrender' Video

DARKEST HOUR will be filming a video for the song "Sound the Surrender" early next month with director Joseph Pattisall (DROWNINGMAN, J PARIS). The track comes off the group's latest CD, "Undoing Ruin", which was released in June 2005 via Victory Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Hidden Hands of a Sadist Nation" was produced by ...

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