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BLACK MATH HORSEMAN Signs With TEE PEE RECORDS

Los Angeles, California-based experimental/religious metal band BLACK MATH HORSEMAN has inked a deal with Tee Pee Records. The band's new album, "Wyllt", is scheduled for release on April 21. According to a press release, the LP contains "five songs of epic, heavy, esoteric, and apocalyptic doom rock which should appeal to fans of BLACK SABBATH, ...

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Former ATOMKRAFT Guitarist Working On Animated Movie

Former ATOMKRAFT guitarist Rob Matthew is currently working on an animated feature about the group's early days. He says, "In total, the project covers the very beginning of the band up until the end of the first tour in 1985. it is called 'Atomkraft: The Movie' [and is] a humorous look at a young metal ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Keyboardist's SEXTAPES Offering Free Music

SEXTAPES, the Hollywood, California-based band featuring GUNS N' ROSES keyboardist Chris Pitman on vocals and guitar synth, has issued the following update: "My favorite Christmas gifts were the records I received when I was young, I remember the year, the songs, and most importantly, when I hear that music today, I remember exactly how I ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Keyboardist's SEXTAPES Schedules Hollywood Gig

SEXTAPES, the Hollywood, California-based band featuring GUNS N' ROSES keyboardist Chris Pitman on vocals and guitar synth, will perform with PIGMY LOVE CIRCUS and STURGEON at the Key Club in Hollywood, California on February 5, 2009. According to Pitman, "There is talk of a future major tour with a HUGE rock band, but that will ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Keyboardist CHRIS PITMAN Releases SEXTAPES

SEXTAPES, the Hollywood, California-based band featuring GUNS N' ROSES keyboardist Chris Pitman on vocals and guitar synth, released its self-titled debut album on November 11, 2008 via ToneRiot Records. The CD was made available through iTunes (worldwide), Best Buy stores, FYE, Borders Books, Wherehouse Records, Amazon.com, and more. Pitman shares, "I'm glad to finally get ...

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AC/DC Ropes In Formula One Fitness Crew Ahead Of Tour

NME.com reports that Australian hard rock legends AC/DC have roped in Formula One fitness coaches to prepare them for their forthcoming mammoth world tour. Speaking to Absolute Radio DJ Ben Jones, singer Brian Johnson admitted: "Both me and Angus (Young, guitarist) have got a fitness regime. I'm getting a Formula One guy in. ...

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MACHINE HEAD: Sydney In-Store Appearance Announced

MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel and drummer Dave McClain will make an in-store appearance in Sydney, Australia at Billy Hydes Music Camperdown on Sunday, October 26 at 1 p.m., before their mammoth show at Acer Arena with SLIPKNOT. The guys will be signing autographs and unveiling the brand new Jackson Phil Demmel signature model guitar, ...

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THE ANSWER To Open For AC/DC On North American Tour

THE ANSWER, an emergent and award-winning rock band from Northern Ireland, has been selected as the opening act for the imminent North American leg of AC/DC's Black Ice World Tour. The itinerary kicks off October 28 at the Wachovia Center in Wilkes-Barre, PA and concludes on January 31 at Nashville Sommet Centre, Nashville, TN. Highlights ...

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Stick with What You Know: Live in Europe - PAT TRAVERS

PAT TRAVERS is a guitar hero that doesn't get mentioned enough in conversations about the great axe-swingers who came of age in the 1970s. The Toronto-born TRAVERS made some sizzling hard rock with albums like 1978's "Heat in the Street", 1979's smash hit "Live! Go for what you Know" (hence, the new live album's title), ...

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Former METAL MANIACS Editor JEFF WAGNER To Author History Of Progressive Metal

Bazillion Points Publishing has announced the first definitive book on the elusive world of progressive metal, written by esteemed metal crusader and prog manic Jeff Wagner. Scheduled for release in autumn 2009, the book will detail the common movements of pioneers like OPETH, WATCHTOWER, VOIVOD, ATHEIST, DREAM THEATER, PSYCHOTIC WALTZ, CELTIC FROST, SIGH, and FATES ...

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Nostradamus - JUDAS PRIEST

After the mostly well-received "Angel of Retribution" proved that JUDAS PRIEST could mine their own past for amiable, if hardly classic, for-the-fans renditions of their former glories, the future was both wide open and closing in on the veteran British metal band. They seemed to finally be at home in their leathers, less likely to ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist Checks In From The Road

JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing has issued the following update: "It is a fact that however much you rehearse for a world tour, there is nothing like having the first gig under your belt. "As most of you are aware, Helsinki [June 3] was the first stop for us on this very special tour and ...

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Javelina - JAVELINA

Philly's got a reputation as a tough town and native sons JAVELINA ably demonstrate the musical side of that equation with its self-titled debut. Like the pugilist that goes 15 rounds, lets out an obnoxious laugh, and asks for another 15, JAVELINA punishes the listener with nine sweat-soaked mashers that come off like MASTODON, RAGING ...

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JUDAS PRIEST On Q104.3 FM's 'Friday Night Rocks'; Video Available

JUDAS PRIEST members Rob Halford, K.K. Downing and Glenn Tipton were the featured guests on Eddie Trunk's "Friday Night Rocks" radio show on New York's Q104.3 FM on May 9. They spoke with Eddie about their new double-disc concept record, "Nostradamus", and their upcoming touring activities. Watch the interview in seven parts below. JUDAS PRIEST ...

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VOETSEK Signs With SELFMADEGOD RECORDS

San Francisco thrashers VOETSEK have inked adeal with Selfmadegod Records to release their brand-new full-length, entitled "Infernal Command". The album consists of "17 fast tracks mixing Bay Area fastcore/power violence (SPAZZ, CAPITALIST CASUALITIES) and Bay Area thrash metal (VIO-LENCE, DEATH ANGEL)," according to a press release. Comments VOETSEK drummer Scotty Karate: "The new album has ...

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JUDAS PRIEST To Tour Australia With CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, DAYSEND

British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST will bring their mammoth Priest Feast 2008 tour to Australian fans in September. The Priest Feast tour will showcase the band's hugely impressive legacy as well as new tracks from its forthcoming album "Nostradamus", which will be released in Australia by Sony BMG on June 14. JUDAS PRIEST will ...

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NOX AUREA To Release Debut In July

NOX AUREA, the Swedish melodic/doom death metal band consisting of members of THE COLD EXISTENCE and DOMGARD, will release its debut album, "Via Gnosis", in July via Khaosmaster Productions. Appealing to those into really dark yet melodic doom in the likes of SWALLOW THE SUN, OFFICIUM TRISTE and MOURNING BELOVETH, this 70-plus-minute mammoth was recorded ...

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SCOTT WEILAND Checks Into Jail

According to People.com, former VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland checked into a Van Nuys, Calif., jail on Monday (May 12) to serve eight days for a second DUI conviction. The STONE TEMPLE PILOTS frontman surrendered at 8:55 a.m., according to the sheriff's inmate web site. Weiland was sentenced on April 28 to 192 ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: New Audio Interview Available

JUDAS PRIEST members Rob Halford, K.K. Downing and Glenn Tipton were interviewed last week by The Bearman and Keith of 95.1 WZZO in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Listen to the nine-minute chat at this location. JUDAS PRIEST's double-disc concept album, "Nostradamus", is scheduled for release via Columbia Records on Monday, June 16 in Europe, and ...

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SCOTT WEILAND Sentenced To Eight Days In Jail

According to TMZ.com, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS/ex-VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland has just been sentenced to 192 hours in county jail for his November DUI arrest. This is Weiland's second DUI offense. He has until May 28 to serve the sentence. Scott, who was not present in court today, entered a no-contest plea through ...

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