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MONGO NINJA Releases Sophomore Album

MONGO NINJA, the punk/metal band featuring drummer Bård G. Eithun (a.k.a. Faust; BLOOD TSUNAMI, SCUM, ABORYM, EMPEROR), released its sophomore album, "No Cunt For Old Men", on May 31 via Indie Recordings. The CD was recorded and mixed in a 48-hour period by Ruben Willem (Haust) at Caliban Studios in Oslo. Commented Eithun: "Don't be ...

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SOILWORK Joins BP Boycott

Swedish metallers SOILWORK among the growing list of musical acts that have joined KORN's ban on using fuel sold by BP or its affiliates in the wake of the company's catastrophic oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. SOILWORK will not use any BP or BP-affiliated products and facilities on the band's upcoming 2010 North ...

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FILTER To Release 'The Inevitable Relapse' Seven-Inch Single

On July 6, FILTER will release an exclusive "The Inevitable Relapse" seven-inch single, available exclusively at indie retailers nationwide. The B-side is the 666 remix of the track by Rob Patterson. "The Inevitable Relapse" is the first single off FILTER's fifth studio album, "The Trouble With Angels", which will be released this August on Rocket ...

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Top Touring Artists Join KORN In Boycott Of BP

KORN's boycott of BP has started a ground swell of like-minded musicians intent on making a statement against the devastation in The Gulf caused by BP's record-setting oil spill. The following top touring artists have joined the cause and have committed to avoid the use of fuel sold by BP or its affiliates on their ...

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FILTER: Performance Footage Of New Single Available

Video footage of FILTER performing its new single, "The Inevitable Relapse", on May 31, 2010 at the Hollywood Roosevelt for Deleon Tequila can be viewed below. "The Inevitable Relapse" is the first single off FILTER's fifth studio album, "The Trouble With Angels", which will be released this August on Rocket Science Ventures. Fans of the ...

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FILTER: More 'The Trouble With Angels' Details Revealed

FILTER will release its fifth studio album, "The Trouble With Angels", this August on Rocket Science Ventures. Fans of the band's "Short Bus" and "Title of Record" will be ecstatic to hear Richard Patrick return to his industrial roots. Rocket Science owner Kevin Day says, "I have known Richard for a good while and have ...

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FILTER: New Single Available For Streaming

Eclecticism has been a hallmark of Richard Patrick's career in FILTER, and it's administered with crushing efficiency on "The Trouble With Angels". Fans weaned on the industrial outbursts and corrosive beats of 1995's "Short Bus" and 1999's "Title of Record" will be ecstatic to hear Patrick's unmistakable scream and unflinching honesty dominating the new album. ...

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Obsolete - HOUR OF THE WOLF

Rarely has 10 minutes of running time been so righteously rocking, infectiously tuneful, and still properly punk. "Obsolete" is a blast on a number of levels, but primarily because Prescott, AZ's HOUR OF THE WOLF have not only located that elusive middle ground at which the furious meets the catchy (without turning into a pop ...

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We are the Cult of the Plains - BLOOD CULT

With a description like "Midwestern black metal rednecks", it's a cinch that Kenney, IL's BLOOD CULT won't be offered membership in the flavor of the month club. And that's a good thing. Much like VAN CANTO's "Tribe of Force" offers a brand of metal unlike most, albeit for entirely different reasons, "We are the Cult ...

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EXODUS Bassist Talks About Forthcoming Album

Way Too Loud! recently conducted an interview with bassist Jack Gibson of veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Way Too Loud!: Something I'm wondering about the new album, are the songs pretty long like they were on "The Atrocity Exhibition… Exhibit A"? Jack: ...

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UFO Guitarist VINNIE MOORE Shares A Few Licks

Video footage of UFO guitarist Vinnie Moore talking about what modes he likes to use and playing a few licks in each one, in different styles, can be viewed below. Vinnie Moore will embark on a solo tour of Europe in February. According to a posting on his official web site, "this is the first ...

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A Guitar Lesson With UFO's VINNIE MOORE

GuitarWorld.com has uploaded video footage of UFO shredder Vinnie Moore talking about his influences and showing the viewer how to play the song "Fly" from his new solo album, "To The Core", and UFO's "Too Hot to Handle". Moore also offers instruction on open-string licks, hybrid picking, Jeff Beck-style bending and vibrato, and ...

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FILTER Mainman Issues New Album Update

FILTER is currently is in the studio recording material for its next album, to be released in 2010. Mainman Richard Patrick states, "It's getting close now. We're having a blast! The album is almost done being written. "I know I said this was going to be a return to 'Short Bus', and it is, as ...

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Postpone Dates In Order To Complete New Album

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS have postponed their previously announced December and January tour dates until next year so they can complete work on their highly anticipated new album. The CD is being helmed by famed producer Don Was, who has previously worked with THE ROLLING STONES, IGGY POP and POISON, among many others. STONE TEMPLE PILOTS' ...

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UFO Guitarist To Be Featured On 'Let There Be Rock'

UFO guitarist Vinnie Moore will be featured on the Dutch radio show "Let There Be Rock" on Tuesday, November 17. The 35-minute special will include an interview and a couple of Vinnie's best songs. The two-hour program starts at 9:00 p.m. CET (Amsterdam time). Vinnie's special will air in the second hour of the show. ...

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BRUCE KULICK, JASON 'GONG' JONES Interviewed On 'Maximum Threshold'

Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick and AM CONSPIRACY/ex-DROWNING POOL singer Jason "Gong" Jones were interviewed on this past Saturday's (November 7) edition of the "Maximum Threshold" show. The program is now available for streaming using the audio player below. "Maximum Threshold" is an Internet radio show dedicated to presenting up-and-coming hard rock bands and successful ...

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FILTER Returns With 'Fades Like A Photograph' Single

FILTER has returned to the airwaves with its brand new single, "Fades Like A Photograph", which hit rock radio on October 30. The track will also be featured in the upcoming action sci-fi thriller movie and accompanying soundtrack, "2012", starring John Cusack; both to be released November 10. "Fades Like A Photograph" marks the first ...

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BORKNAGAR Guitarist Talks New Album

Metal-Experience.com recently conducted an interview with BORKNAGAR guitarist Jens Fredrik Ryland. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Metal-Experience.com: How did you launch into writing material for "Universal" and how much time did you spend on the songs? Jens: The writing process is Øystein's [Garnes Brun, guitar], and him being one ...

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AM CONSPIRACY Rejoined By Guitarist ROB DEHAVEN

AM CONSPIRACY, the band fronted by former DROWNING POOL vocalist Jason "Gong" Jones, has been rejoined by guitarist Rob DeHaven. AM CONSPIRACY entered Belle City Sound studio earlier in the year in Racine, Wisconsin with Chris Djuricic (NOVEMBERS DOOM bassist) to begin recording its full-length debut. A late 2009 release via Burnhill Union Records — ...

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