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AUDIOVISION Debut To Receive Japanese Release In December

AUDIOVISION, the new solo project from NARNIA frontman Christian Rivel, will release their debut album, "The Calling", in Japan on December 22 via King Records. A European release date has yet to be confirmed. "The Calling" features contributions from some of the best musicians in melodic hard rock and heavy metal. Confirmed guests include: Jeff ...

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UNION Complete Work On DVD, Plan Japanese Reunion Shows

UNION, the late '90s group formed by Bruce Kulick (GRAND FUNK RAILROAD, ex-KISS) and John Corabi (CARDBOARD VAMPYRES, ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE) along with Brent Fitz and Jamie Hunting, will reunite for some Japanese shows in late January 2005, according to a posting on Kulick's web site. "I am excited to do this as our DVD is ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS: Live Video Clip Posted Online

A 40-second GOD AMONG INSECTS live video clip, recorded during the band's gig in Östersund, Sweden on October 23, has been posted online at this location (21.5 MB). GOD AMONG INSECTS is the Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (DARK FUNERAL), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT ...

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DIO Concert To Be Broadcast On KSJO

DIO's headlining performance at The Grand (at the Regency Center) in San Francisco, CA Friday night (Oct. 29) will be broadcast live on KSJO 92.3 FM (The Bone). Don't miss this special Halloween weekend broadcast Friday night at 9:00 p.m. PST on Billy Steel's "Metal Zone". "[Opening band] ANTHRAX's set might be [broadcast] live as ...

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More Details Revealed About AXL ROSE's Videogame Debut

MTV.com has confirmed that GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose can be heard as a DJ in the highly anticipated game "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas", which became available Monday night. Rose adopts the persona of Tommy "The Nightmare" Smith, of the classic rock station KDST The Dust, who spins an array of tunes such ...

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FU MANCHU To Appear On San Diego Music Show

FU MANCHU will be the featured guests on San Diego's music show "Fox Rox" on Thursday, October 28 beginning at 12:00 a.m. PT. They will be performing two songs and drummer Scott Reeder and guitarist Bob Balch will be interviewed for the show. FU MANCHU will be kicking off a U.S. tour with CLUTCH on ...

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SCUM OF THE EARTH: Tour Dates Announced

SCUM OF THE EARTH, the new band formed by ex-ROB ZOMBIE guitarist Riggs, will embark on a nationwide tour supporting their Eclipse Records debut, "Blah…Blah…Blah…Love Songs for the New Millennium". The tour will commence October 26, the very day the albums drops, canvas most of the U.S. and venture into Canada. Riggs recorded "Blah…" with ...

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Former TESTAMENT Guitarist To Tour With TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA

Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick will be performing with TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA (East) at the following dates in November/December: Nov. 11 - Charleston WV @ Municipal Aud Theater Nov. 12 – Louisville, KY @ Palace Theater Nov. 13 - Ft Wayne IN @ Allen County War Memorial Nov. 14 – Akron, OH @ Akron Civic Center ...

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FU MANCHU Tape SIRIUS Special

FU MANCHU guitarist Bob Balch and drummer Scott Reeder taped an hour-long special on Sirius Satellite Radio that will air on October 20. The show is called "Contact High" with Bobby Black and will feature tunes from the group's latest CD, "Start the Machine", as well as music picked by the guys. FU MANCHU will ...

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PAPA ROACH To Release 'Scars' As Next Single

PAPA ROACH have selected the power ballad "Scars" as the second single from their fourth album, "Getting Away With Murder". "Some of our fans hear that song and say, 'I had to give it a few listens, dude. But I love it,' " frontman Jacoby Shaddix told MTV.com. "It's a P-ROACH anthem. It has heart. ...

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DRACONIAN Complete Work On 'Arcane Rain Fell'

Swedish gothic doom metal band DRACONIAN have completed work on their sophomore album, "Arcane Rain Fell", tentatively due in December 2004/January 2005 through Napalm Records. The follow-up to last year's "Where Lovers Mourn" was recorded at Studio Underground in Västerås, Sweden and contains "more than 60 minutes of music," according to a posting on the ...

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PSYCHOPUNCH To Embark On European Tour

Sweden's PSYCHOPUNCH will kick off a headlining European tour in early November. The trek's grand finale will take place on December 3 in their hometown Västeras, where they will rock the house alongside fellow countrymen ENTOMBED. A complete list of tour dates can be found at www.silverdust.de. PSYCHOPUNCH are touring in support of ...

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Atlanta's UNCROWNED Wins National Rock Competition

UNCROWNED, an unsigned band based in Atlanta, has won the "Shot at the Cabo Wabo" national battle-of-the-bands competition. Beating out more than 250 of the country's hottest unsigned bands, UNCROWNED won an all-expense paid trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and will perform both nights (October 8 and 9, 2004) at the Cabo Wabo Meltdown ...

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12 STONES Drop Off MEGADETH's 'Blackmail The Universe Tour'

Christian hard rockers 12 STONES have officially dropped off MEGADETH's "Blackmail The Universe Tour", which is scheduled to kick off on October 23 in Reno, NV. Previously announced openers EARSHOT will act as support for the entire trek except for six West Coast dates, which will feature San Francisco thrashers EXODUS. The dates are as ...

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MERENDINE ATOMICHE To Support BRUCE KULICK In Italy

Italian metallers MERENDINE ATOMICHE have been confirmed as the support act for former KISS/current GRAND FUNK RAILROAD guitarist Bruce Kulick on November 18 in Bassano, Italy. As previously reported, MERENDINE ATOMICHE will take much of the next year to compose the follow-up to 2003's "Walk Across Fire", with plans to return to the recording studio ...

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SKINDRED, CHEVELLE To Open For KORN

SKINDRED, the Welsh band featuring former members of DUB WAR, have secured the opening slot on KORN's fall 2004 U.S. tour. Also appearing on the bill will be CHEVELLE. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Nov. 12 - Sacramento, CA - Arco Arena Nov. 13 - Salem, OR - The Armory Nov. 14 - ...

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GOD AMONG INSECTS: Swedish Gig Postponed

The GOD AMONG INSECTS gig originally scheduled to take place on Friday, October 1 in Västerås, Sweden has been postponed. A new date will be announced as soon as it becomes available. GOD AMONG INSECTS is the Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (DARK FUNERAL), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) ...

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MEGADETH: North American Tour Dates Updated

MEGADETH have released the venue information for their upcoming "Blackmail The Universe" North American tour. Support at all dates is expected to come from the Los Angeles-based quintet EARSHOT and an as-yet-unannounced third act. The tour is currently shaping up as follows: Oct. 23 - Reno, NV @ Reno Hilton Oct. 24 - Las Vegas, ...

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STILL REMAINS Sign With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

Grand Rapids, MI's STILL REMAINS have inked a deal with Roadrunner Records. The group, whose sound is being described as a mixture of "heart-crushing howls" and "heartfelt melodies amidst a swirl of keyboards" while "guitars chug brutally and then harmonize like IRON MAIDEN on overdrive," came to Roadrunner's attention through A&R man Mike Gitter (KILLSWITCH ...

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FU MANCHU: Tour Dates Announced

FU MANCHU have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Oct. 19 - Big Fish Pub - Tempe, AZ w/ CLUTCH: Nov. 27 - Grand Rapids, MI - Orbit Room Nov. 28 - Eagles Club - Milwaukee, WI Nov. 29 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN Nov. 30 - Logan Square - Chicago, ...

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