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SKID ROW To Release 'Thickskin' In July

SKID ROW have set a July 22 release date through Skid Row Records for their new album, "Thickskin". " 'Thickskin' has been two years in the making. We're very excited about this, especially since it's the first SKID ROW record for [singer] Johnny [Solinger] and [drummer] Phil [Varone]," said bassist Rachel Bolan. "It took a ...

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PLACE OF SKULLS: 'With Vision' Pushed Back

Knoxville, Tennessee's PLACE OF SKULLS, who feature in their ranks former SPIRIT CARAVAN/ST. VITUS/THE OBSESSED guitarist/vocalist Wino, have pushed back the release date for their new album, "With Vision", to Sept. 8 in Europe and Sept. 23 in the U.S. through Southern Lord Recordings. The opening track, "Last Hit", is available for download at

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MOONSPELL Set Release Date For 'The Antidote'

Portugal's MOONSPELL have set a Sept. 29 release date through Century Media Records for their new album, "The Antidote". The follow-up to 2001's "Darkness And Hope" was recorded at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (H.I.M., SENTENCED, AMORPHIS). The band, who recently parted ways with bassist Sérgio Crestana, utilized the services of ...

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BACKYARD BABIES Officially Select Producer For New CD

As first predicted here two weeks ago, Sweden's BACKYARD BABIES have now officially selected Joe Barresi (LIMP BIZKIT, BUCKCHERRY, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, MONSTER MAGNET, KYUSS) to produce their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2001's "Making Enemies Is Good". The band are expected to enter Stockholm's Polar Studios next month to begin recording the ...

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Former LIFE OF AGONY Singer To Tour Europe

Former LIFE OF AGONY frontman Keith Caputo will embark on a European tour in September/October. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jul. 27 - Dortmund, GER @ Visions Festival Sep. 04 - Hilversum, NETH @ Tagrijn Sep. 05 - Tilburg, NETH @ 013 Sep. 06 - Varsselder, NETH @ Huntenpop Sep. 07 - Aschaffenburg, ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Members Launch Side Project

MONSTER MAGNET mainman Dave Wyndorf has started a "psychedelic" side project called COMA. He is joined in the new group by other members of MONSTER MAGNET and as-yet-undisclosed "friends". No further information is available at this time. In other news, MONSTER MAGNET have announced a headlining date at the Podium in Hardenberg, Holland on June ...

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AC/DC Honored For 'Outstanding Service' At Australia's APRA Awards

AC/DC members Angus and Malcolm Young, along with late frontman Bon Scott, were honored with the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Service To Australian Music at this year's APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association Limited) Awards, held at Sydney's Four Seasons Hotel on Monday (May 19). Speaking in a recorded message from London, Malcolm paid special ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Announce New Bassist, Name Upcoming CD

MONSTER MAGNET have recruited LORD STERLING bassist Jim Baglino to replace Joe Calandra, who was unceremoniously booted from the band last month along with drummer Jon Kleiman. The group, who recently signed a European record deal with SPV/Steamhammer Records, are still looking for a new skinsman and are said to have set their sights on ...

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EYES OF FIRE To Release 'From Ashes To Ember' In Late Summer

EYES OF FIRE, the experimental Orange County, California-based featuring Matt Fisher and Dan Kaufman from the legendary cultists MINDROT, have finished mastering their Century Media debut, "From Ashes To Ember", with Cameron Webb (DANZIG, MONSTER MAGNET) for a late summer release. An EP, titled "Disintegrate", will precede album in early June. EYES OF FIRE's music ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Sign European Deal With STEAMHAMMER RECORDS!

MONSTER MAGNET have inked a European record deal with Steamhammer/SPV Records. MONSTER MAGNET in their present form were created in 1989, and have been rocking the globe with their rock, psychedelic, garage sounds ever since. With their 1998 hit single "Space Lord" helping push the album "Powertrip" to gold status in various territories, the band ...

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METALLICA: Some Kind Of Monster

The much-anticipated film documenting the trials and tribulations that led to the creation of METALLICA's upcoming CD, "St. Anger", has reportedly been dubbed "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster". This tidbit was revealed during the credits of "mtvICON: Metallica", which used parts of the footage of the band at their Northern California headquarters, including a scene ...

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CENTINEX Finalize Track Listing For New CD

Sweden's CENTINEX have finalized the track listing for their forthcoming album, "Decadence - Prophecies Of Cosmic Chaos", tentatively due in October through Candlelight Records. "Decadence - Prophecies Of Cosmic Chaos" will be recorded and mixed at Black Lounge Studios between June 23 and July 20 for an October release through Candlelight Records. Nine tracks will ...

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Former W.A.S.P. Guitarist: 'BLACKIE LAWLESS Is A Monster'

Former W.A.S.P. and current ANIMAL guitarist Chris Holmes has once again slammed former bandmate/W.A.S.P. mainman Blackie Lawless, calling his time in the group "the worst time in my life" and referring to Lawless as "the single most egotistical son-of-a-bitch walking the earth." Speaking to Electric Basement about his years in W.A.S.P., Holmes said, "that was ...

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SKID ROW To Release Long-Awaited Studio CD And Documentary DVD

SKID ROW's long-awaited new CD, "Thickskin", will be released independently in the United States on Skid Row Records this summer in either July or August. Exact details are still being finalized. A European release is expected around the same time through SPV/Steamhammer Records. "We're very excited about this, especially since it's the first SKID ROW ...

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METALLICA Announce Official 'St. Anger' Track Listing

METALLICA have finalized the official track listing for their eighth studio album, "St. Anger", due on June 10 through Elektra Records. Produced by Bob Rock, the album was recorded at the group's own studios inside their San Rafael headquarters. In addition to the eleven tracks on "St. Anger", the package will include a free DVD ...

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GOTHAM ROAD: Music Posted Online

GOTHAM ROAD, the new band featuring frontman Michale Graves (MISFITS, GRAVES), guitarist Loki (ANGELSIN, GRAVES guitar tech), bassist JV Bastard (MISTER MONSTER), and drummer Paul Lifeless (A LIFELESS ALLIANCE, MISTER MONSTER), have posted a demo track called "You Awful Me" on their MP3.com web site at this location. GOTHAM ROAD are planning to ...

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Former MISFITS Frontman Returns To Action With GOTHAM RD.

GOTHAM RD., the new band featuring frontman Michale Graves (MISFITS, GRAVES), guitarist Loki (ANGELSIN, GRAVES guitar tech), bassist JV Bastard (MISTER MONSTER), and drummer Paul Lifeless (A LIFELESS ALLIANCE, MISTER MONSTER), are planning enter a Los Angeles studio this summer to record their debut album, due in late 2003/early 2004 through an as-yet-undetermined label. ...

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PLACE OF SKULLS Name New CD

Knoxville, Tennessee's PLACE OF SKULLS, who feature in their ranks former SPIRIT CARAVAN/ST. VITUS/THE OBSESSED guitarist/vocalist Wino, have set "With Vision" as the title for their forthcoming CD, due in early July through Southern Lord Recordings. The opening track, "Last Hit", is available for download at this location. Other songs set to appear ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Bassist To Perform With SALIVA In Hollywood

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx will join SALIVA on stage for "a song or two" during their appearance at the House Of Blues in Hollywood, California on Friday, March 28. Sixx co-penned the new SALIVA single, "Rest in Pieces", with James Michael and made a cameo appearance in the video for the track, which is ...

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METALLICA To Work With PUSHEAD On 'St. Anger' Cover

METALLICA are leaning towards using their old friend Pushead to design the cover for their forthcoming album, "St. Anger", drummer Lars Ulrich revealed during an interview with Canadian radio station 97.7 HTZ FM. In addition, Ulrich offered two more working songtitles for the upcoming CD: "All Within My Hands" and "Dirty Window". Other known working ...

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STATIC-X: New Pain

STATIC-X are hard at work on the follow-up to 2001's "Machine", due in the fall through Warner Bros. Records. The album will feature the first writing collaborations between frontman Wayne Static and guitarist Tripp Eisen, who replaced Koichi Fukuda in December 2000. "It's refreshing for me," Static told Rolling Stone about his new writing partner. ...

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MUDVAYNE Singer Talks About Touring Plans, New Video

MUDVAYNE singer Chud (a.k.a. Chad Gray) recently spoke to MTV.com about how the band hooked up with LINKIN PARK, XZIBIT and BLINDSIDE for the upcoming Projekt Revolution tour, which launches April 8 in Rochester, New York. "We're friends with [LINKIN PARK]," Chud explained of the seemingly unusual pairing. "We were on Ozzfest together. They were ...

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THE DAY AFTER To Release Debut EP

THE DAY AFTER (a.k.a. THE D.A.), the new band featuring former MONSTER VOODOO MACHINE/current RAGGDEATH guitarist Darren Quinn and hip hop artist Michie Mee (also of RAGGADEATH), have launched their official site at this location. The group, whose music is being described as "a reality dose of metal, hip hop and reggae but ...

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