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JIMI HENDRIX Estate Sues Over Sale Of Unauthorized Recordings

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that Experience Hendrix LLC, the company that oversees the Jimi Hendrix estate, has filed a copyright infringement suit against Trans World Entertainment, the parent company of the FYE retail chain. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in the Western District of Washington, and it charges the company with ...

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The Sense Apparatus - FRANTIC BLEEP

It wouldn't be a record from The End if it didn't have a slightly pompous avant-garde edge to it, would it? The label that unleashed ARCTURUS, LOVE HISTORY and MADDER MORTEM (not to be confused with NOKTURNAL MORTUM) remains America's go-to imprint for extreme music off the beaten path, artistic (or at least art-damaged) statements ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Great Re-Introduction

Launch Radio Networks reports: QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's new album, "Lullabies To Paralyze", isn't out until March 22, but fans have been getting a taste of it on the first single, "Little Sister". Frontman Josh Homme said the group chose the song to send a message about what QUEENS was up to these days. ...

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TWISTED SISTER Frontman Defends High Schoolers' Right To Rock

The Associated Press is reporting that TWISTER SISTER frontman Dee Snider will will be at Hamburg Area High School's annual talent show in Pennsylvania next month when students plug in their amplifiers and let loose. School administrators had threatened to bar student rock bands from taking part in the talent show because of the potential ...

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Burn the Flags - BY NIGHT

I was prepared to toss this one into the metalcore overflow bin, even though the press quote states: "Expect influences that range from EXTOL to MESHUGGAH, OPETH to ENTOMBED, and BREACH to BURST." One should always take such grandiose statements with a grain of salt anyway. In the case of "Burn the Flags" by Sweden's ...

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OSBOURNES In Australia To Host MTV AWARDS

According to the Daily Telegraph, Ozzy Osbourne and daughter Kelly arrived in Australlia yesterday, greeting photographers with shy grins before being whisked away in a black limo. Brother Jack arrived just before them, skipping a photographic greeting by jumping into a waiting car. The Osbournes are in Australia for the MTV Awards ceremony ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP Confirmed For Mexico's 2005 MONTERREY METAL FEST

The MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG), featuring German guitar legend Michael Schenker (ex-SCORPIONS/UFO), have been confirmed for the 2005 Monterrey Metal Fest, set to be held on Saturday, May 28 at the Auditorio Coca Cola in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The festival lineup is shaping up as follows: Main Stage: MOTÖRHEAD (Headliner) DANZIG (Co-Headliner) MSG WARCRY ...

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TWISTED INTO FORM Complete Work On Debut Album; Audio Available

TWISTED INTO FORM, the Norwegian band featuring Kaj Gornitzka (guitar, ex-SPIRAL ARCHITECT), Erik Aadland (bass), David Husvik (drums, EXTOL) and Leif J. Knashaug (vocals, ex-SPIRAL ARCHITECT session), have finished recording their as-yet-untitled debut album at Top Room Studio (MAYHEM, BORKNAGAR, EXTOL, etc) and Multimono Studio. The album was produced by the band and Asgeir Mickelson ...

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Classic HADES Albums To Be Reissued In May

On Tuesday, May 10, 2005, Rock Ridge Music will reissue two albums from the '80s heavy metal band HADES. The two recordings, "Resisting Success" and "If At First You Don't Succeed", each include a newly-recorded, previously unreleased track. HADES was formed by guitarist Dan Lorenzo back in 1978, playing around local rock clubs in New ...

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REVIVER Sign With REMEDY RECORDS

Dutch heavy power metal band REVIVER have inked a deal with the German label Remedy Records (PARAGON, TWISTED TOWER DIRE). The group's self-titled debut album was recorded at Steelworks Studio in Purmerend, Holland and is scheduled for release on March 21. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Cycles", "Osiris Eyes", "Bringer of Evil", ...

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WARCRY, SHADOWKEEP Confirmed For Mexico's MONTERREY METAL FEST

Spain's WARCRY and England's SHADOWKEEP are the latest acts to be confirmed for the 2005 Monterrey Metal Fest, set to be held on Saturday, May 28 at the Auditorio Coca Cola in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: Main Stage: MOTÖRHEAD (Headliner) (USA/UK) DANZIG (Co-Headliner) (USA) WARCRY (SP) ...

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DANZIG Confirmed For Mexico's MONTERREY METAL FEST

DANZIG have been confirmed as the co-headliners, alongside MOTÖRHEAD, on the Main Stage of the 2005 Monterrey Metal Fest, set to be held on Saturday, May 28 at the Auditorio Coca Cola in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Original ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin is the confirmed headliner on the second stage. The rest of the festival ...

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MELIAH RAGE Putting Finishing Touches On New Studio Album

The pioneering thrash metal band MELIAH RAGE are finishing the recording of their upcoming studio album, "The Deep And Dreamless Sleep", scheduled for release by mid-year on Screaming Ferret Wreckords. Band leader/guitarist/songwriter Anthony Nichols, vocalist Paul Souza, guitarist Jim Koury, bass guitarist Jesse Johnson and returning original drummer Stuart Dowie are working on "The Deep ...

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New SAXON Tribute Album To See Light Of Day This Month

Germany's Remedy Records will be releasing a brand new SAXON tribute album entitled "Eagleution - A Tribute to Saxon", on February 21. The complete track listing for the two-CD set is as follows: 01. STORMWARRIOR - "Power and the Glory" 02. TORMENT - "Denim & Leather" 03. PARAGON - "20.000 Feet" 04. V8 WANKERS - ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Play Surprise Gig

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE played a surprise show at the Viper Room in Los Angeles on Tuesday night (Feb. 8). The group's 40-minute, ten-song set featured three tunes from their upcoming album, "Lullabies To Paralyze", including "Little Sister", "Burn The Witch", and "The Long Slow Goodbye", as well ...

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NASUM Talk About Missing Singer: 'It's Hard To Comprehend What Has Happened'

NASUM drummer Anders Jakobson recently spoke exclusively to Sweden's Close-Up magazine about the group's singer/guitarist Mieszko Talarczyk, who is among the more than 500 Swedes still missing in Thailand following the massive undersea earthquake measuring 8.7 on the Richter scale and resulting tsunamis along South Asia's coasts. "The whole thing feels so totally ...

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Alien - STRAPPING YOUNG LAD

"Well, aren't you just a traveling shitstorm?" A more appropriate quote couldn't be found for Devin Townsend, nor STRAPPING YOUNG LAD's new one, "Alien". This release has untouchable frenetic speed, fuming and frenzied honesty at its purest, a radical shift in what we've come to know as "extreme" metal, topped off with Devin screaming like ...

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