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Full Circle - CHROME HELMET

On the surface, Michigan working-class heroes CHROME HELMET (named after a song by Detroit's BIG CHIEF, whose artist Mark Dancey supplies the cover here) seem like any other bunch of earnest lunkheads bashing out their quasi-original tunes in a shitty bar after a long week at their respective jobs. But step back for a second ...

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HELMET To Headline Australia's OVERCRANKED Festival

HELMET has been confirmed as the headlining act of the fourth instalment of the Overcranked festival, set to take place Saturday, March 24 on the RNA Showgrounds in Brisbane, Australia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: HELMET (US) THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT GOD FORBID (US) 8 FT SATIVA (NZ) SUNK LOTO HORSELL COMMON REPEAT ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Bassist Joins HELMET For Canadian Dates

SEBASTIAN BACH/SPREAD EAGLE bassist Rob De Luca is playing bass for HELMET on the Canadian leg of the GUNS N' ROSES tour after HELMET's regular bassist was refused at the U.S.-Canadian border. Rob had four hours to learn the 10-song set for the show in Winnipeg, then did a 12-song set in Calgary. The GN'R/BACH/HELMET ...

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Suck Out the Poison - HE IS LEGEND

The first thing that strikes you about HE IS LEGEND is the unexpected sound of Schuyler Croom's melodic vocals — a little hoarse, kinda bluesy, he doesn't sound a damn thing like you'd expect a modern metal singer to. (Nerdy-critic reference #1: he bears an uncanny resemblance to the guy from ATOMIC OPERA! Nerdy-critic reference ...

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HELMET Added To GUNS N' ROSES Tour

HELMET will support GUNS N' ROSES on the following dates: Dec. 01 - Ames, IA - Hilton Coliseum Dec. 02 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center Dec. 04 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre Dec. 06 - Calgary, AB - Pengrowth Saddledome Dec. 07 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place Dec. 10 - Everett, WA ...

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Ladron - TOTIMOSHI

Kinda jammy, kinda sludgy, somewhere at a dusty crossroads between stoner metal and sparse indie rock, TOTIMOSHI have been a hard-touring, genre-defying bar-band staple for a few years now. Fans of THE HIDDEN HAND and KALAS will wanna dig into "Ladron", its desert-baked skeletons of riffs coming off like classic '80s metal varnished by time ...

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HELMET: New 'Monochrome' Video Posted Online

HELMET's new video for "Monochrome", filmed by director David Brodsky (GWAR, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, THE RED CHORD) of MyGoodEye and featuring clips from the "Saw III" movie, has been posted online at YouTube.com. "Monochrome" is featured on the "Saw III" soundtrack, which came out this past Tuesday (Oct. 24) via Warcon Enterprises. HELMET ...

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THE CULT: Fall U.S. Tour Dates Announced

THE CULT has announced the following fall 2006 U.S. tour dates: Oct. 27 - Dallas, TX - Glass Cactus Oct. 29 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Amphitheatre Oct. 31 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues Nov. 01 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle Nov. 03 - Saint Petersburg, FL - Jannus Landing ...

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HELMET Mainman Seeks New Members

HELMET mainman Page Hamilton is currently producing an album for a band from North Carolina called CLASSIC CASE. "After I finish, I'm playing some more guitar on the movie 'Across the Universe' and getting ready to do some HELMET shows in a month or so," Hamilton says in a posting on the band's web site. ...

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HATEBREED Schedules 'Unleashed' Show In Cleveland

MetroSync Studios and "The Metal Show" have announced a very special edition of "The Metal Show Unleashed" with Roadrunner recording artists HATEBREED. The HATEBREED session will happen this Saturday, September 16 at the world-famous Cleveland Agora prior to the band's show happening later that night at the venue. This appearance is by invitation only, and ...

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HELMET: New PAGE HAMILTON Audio Interview Available

An audio interview with HELMET mastermind Page Hamilton, conducted recently by Joe's Podhole, can be downloaded at this location. As previously reported, Warcon Enterprises — the label co-owned by Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman and the founder and CEO of Concrete Marketing, Bob Chiappardi — will be distributing the "Saw III" soundtrack, with ...

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Late AC/DC Frontman BON SCOTT: Man Of Letters

Patrick Donovan of Australia's The Age has issued the following report: For the past 30 years, Bon Scott's private letters and personal photos were hidden away in the Oakleigh flat of his ex-wife, Irene Thornton. But from this week they will be shared among all Australian AC/DC fans, with the new owner displaying ...

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HELMET To Be Featured On 'Saw III' Soundtrack

Warcon Enterprises — the label co-owned by Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman and the founder and CEO of Concrete Marketing, Bob Chiappardi — will be distributing the "Saw III" soundtrack, with HELMET as the featured artist. The movie will be out Halloween 2006. More details will be announced soon. HELMET's latest album, "Monochrome", has sold ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Drummer BOBBY JARZOMBEK Checks In

Drummer extraordinaire Bobby Jarzombek (HALFORD, ICED EARTH, SEBASTIAN BACH) has issued the following update: "It's been a busy summer (can you believe this heat we've been having....?!) and I thought I'd update you all on the latest in my neck o' da woods. "Back in June I recorded my drum tracks for the upcoming SEBASTIAN ...

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Drummer JOHN TEMPESTA To Perform With TESTAMENT In Bulgaria

Drummer John Tempesta (ex-WHITE ZOMBIE, TESTAMENT, EXODUS, HELMET) will rejoin his former TESTAMENT bandmates on August 25 when the band play the Kaliakra Stadium in Sofia, Bulgaria. He will be filling in for Louie Clemente, who has been absent from the recent dates due to medical reasons. Commented John: "It should be a lot of ...

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SOUNDSCAN Report: EIGHTEEN VISIONS, BLACK STONE CHERRY, HELMET

EIGHTEEN VISIONS' self-titled new album, has sold just over 11,000 copies in its first week of release in the United States to debut at position No. 74 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. Meanwhile, HELMET's latest effort, "Monochrome", registered a first-week tally of almost 5,500 copies — a step down from the nearly 10,000 ...

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Monochrome - HELMET

Like 2004's comeback album, "Size Matters", the new HELMET offering rises or falls squarely on the shoulders of singer, guitarist and creative wellspring Page Hamilton, who has reshuffled the band lineup once again for this sixth studio outing. But the parade of members through this alt-metal quartet doesn't seem to matter much, as it's Hamilton's ...

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SCUM OF THE EARTH: Eight Songs Completed For New Album

SCUM OF THE EARTH, the band founded by former ROB ZOMBIE guitarist Riggs, has begun pre-production on the follow-up to its debut album, "Blah...Blah...Blah... Love Songs for the New Millennium". Eight songs have bee completed so far, and "it's turning out to be a bone-crushing, stripper extravaganza," says Riggs. "We have a temporary title of ...

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