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NOCTURNE To Release 'Guide To Extinction' In April

The industrial band NOCTURNE will release "Guide to Extinction" on April 19 through Triple X Records. It's the third full-length album and fourth album overall from NOCTURNE. The band's two core members are vocalist/founder Lacey Conner — a striking woman with an otherworldly voice — and guitarist/programmer Chris Telkes. "Guide to Extinction" track listing: 01. ...

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SLIPKNOT, MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY Members To Appear On 'Roadrunner All-Stars' CD

Roadrunner Records is in the process of putting together a groundbreaking record to mark the label's 25th Anniversary. Tentatively titled "Roadrunner All-Stars", the full length release, a ‘master-class' in hard rock, will contain original tracks that are collaborations between past and present Roadrunner stars. Four central musicians will be chosen to produce and write all ...

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VANDEN PLAS Announce New Album Title

German progressive metallers VANDEN PLAS have posted the following message on their official web site: "The name for the new VANDEN PLAS album has been chosen: It will be a concept album called 'Christ 0' ('Christ Zero'). It's a modern adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' book 'Monte Cristo'. The band is also working on a rock ...

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DEVILDRIVER Singer On New Album: 'Expect Brutality'

DEVILDRIVER, the Santa Barbara, California-based band featuring former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, will release their sophomore album, "The Fury of Our Maker's Hand" on Roadrunner Records this coming spring. The follow-up to DEVILDRIVER's 2002 critically-acclaimed self-titled debut album, "The Fury of Our Maker's Hand" will be "a much more brutal, metal release" for the ...

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DEVILDRIVER Name New Album

DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara (ex-COAL CHAMBER) has answered a number of fan questions about the group's upcoming album and touring activities via the group's official web site. A couple of excerpts from the Q&A sessions follow: Q: After you get your CD finished you said you may start touring in February. Now in February SLIPKNOT ...

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AEROSMITH's STEVEN TYLER Set For Charity Hockey Game

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler will be on the ice at the FleetCenter in Boston on Sunday (Oct. 3) for a good cause. Tyler will be a coach for an all-star team at actor-comedian Denis Leary's annual Celebrity Hat Trick benefit hockey game, which will also include RED HOT CHILI ...

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RAMONES: Photos From Book-Signing Session Posted Online

The authors of "On the Road with the Ramones"Monte A. Melnick (RAMONES Tour Manager) and Frank Meyer (THE STREETWALKIN' CHEETAHS, SWEET JUSTICE) — along with Tommy Ramone (RAMONES drummer, producer and founding member), Arturo Vega (RAMONES Artistic Director), and Allan Arkush (Director, "Rock 'n' Roll High School") appeared at a book-signing session at ...

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RAMONES Book-Signing Session Scheduled For This Weekend

The authors of "On the Road with the Ramones"Monte A. Melnick (RAMONES Tour Manager) and Frank Meyer (THE STREETWALKIN' CHEETAHS, SWEET JUSTICE) — will be appearing at Tower Records on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood on Saturday, Sept. 11 for a book signing. Melnick and Meyer will be joined at the signing by Tommy ...

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VANDEN PLAS Added To Germany's ROCK OPEN AIR FESTIVAL

German progressive metallers VANDEN PLAS have been added to the billing for this weekend's Rock Open Air Festival in Saarwillingen, Germany. The band, who replaced the event's original headliners BLACKMAIL, will take the stage on Saturday, August 21 at 10:00 p.m. Other acts scheduled to appear at the festival include ALEV, MASSIVE PUNCH, HIGHFLY, BASTARD, ...

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REVOLTING COCKS: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new REVOLTING COCKS track, entitled "Prunetang", is currently available for download via the Revolver magazine web site at this location (free registration and copy of the new issue of Revolver magazine required). MINISTRY side project the REVOLTING COCKS, now featuring MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen alongside Phil "Phildo" Owen (SKATENIGS), John Monte (M.O.D., ...

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MINISTRY: Fall Tour Dates Announced

The first dates have been announced for MINISTRY's fall 2004 headlining tour. They are as follows: Sep. 14 – Meridian - Houston, TX Sep. 17 - Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO Sep. 21 - 4th and B - San Diego, CA Sep. 22 - House of Blues Anaheim - Anaheim, CA Sep. 24 - House ...

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MINISTRY: 'No W' Video Posted Online

MINISTRY's video for the track "No W" has been posted online at this location (courtesy of RollingStone.com). "No W" comes off the band's latest CD, "Houses of the Molé", available now on Sanctuary Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Animositisomina" was recorded at El Paso's Sonic Ranch studios and marks the group's first release ...

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REVOLTING COCKS: 45-Year-Old Juvenile Delinquents Having A Gas

MINISTRY side project the REVOLTING COCKS, now featuring MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen alongside Phil "Phildo" Owen (SKATENIGS), John Monte (M.O.D., MIND FUNK, DRAGPIPE), Mike Scaccia (RIGOR MORTIS, MINISTRY) and Mark Baker (ex-FEAR, HELLIONS, SHADOW REICHENSTEIN), are currently in the studio recording a new album, tentatively due before the end of the year. "It's pretty fucking ...

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PRONG To Launch U.S. Headlining Tour In Support Of 'Scorpio Rising'

PRONG are preparing to embark on a headlining U.S. tour in support of their new release, "Scorpio Rising", on Locomotive Music. "The new music is similar to 'Rude Awakening', but maybe even a little more simplistic," says singer/guitarist/founder Tommy Victor. "This time I started with lyrics, and developed from there, from what I've got going ...

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MINISTRY Set Release Date For 'Houses of the Molé'

Industrial-metal pioneers MINISTRY have set a June 22 release date through Sanctuary Records for their new album, "Houses of the Molé". The follow-up to 2003's "Animositisomina" was previously described by MINISTRY frontman Al Jourgensen as "all MINISTRY, all the time, with a dash of sinister Southwest flavor and half the carbs." In a recent interview ...

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TRIVIUM Sign With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

Orlando, Florida's TRIVIUM have inked a deal with Roadrunner Records. The band — Matthew Heafy (lead vocals, guitar), Cory Beaulieu (guitar), Brent Young (bass) and Travis Smith (drums) — released their debut album, "Ember To Inferno", on Germany's Lifeforce Records last year and caught Roadrunner's attention with their "larger than life, unrestrained rock sound," according ...

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REVOLTING COCKS: New Lineup Revealed, Album On The Way

MINISTRY frontman Al Jourgensen has reassembled his REVOLTING COCKS side-project and is currently recording a new album with the group. Joining Jourgensen in the new lineup are Phil "Phildo" Owen (SKATENIGS), John Monte (M.O.D., MIND FUNK, DRAGPIPE), Mike Scaccia (RIGOR MORTIS, MINISTRY) and Mark Baker (HELLIONS, SHADOW REICHENSTEIN). Click here to see a ...

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MACHINE HEAD To Film Detroit Show For Possible Live DVD

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "Hails and salutations fuckers! "The release of our new record, 'Through The Ashes Of Empires' (from here on out referred to as 'TTAOE') is less than a month away! The new, exclusive track, 'Seasons Wither' is mixed, mastered and ...

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PRONG: Live Video Posted Online

PRONG have uploaded a live performance video of the track "All Knowing Force" at their official web site. Check it out: Windows Media, Mac. The clip was filmed on March 3 during the band's "Scorpio Rising" CD-release party at The Dragonfly in Los Angeles. As previously reported, PRONG have lined up ...

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PRONG: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

PRONG have lined up the following tour dates during the coming weeks: Mar. 20 - Maplewood, MN @ First Avenue Mar. 29 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy (w/ STATIC-X) Mar. 30 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy (w/ STATIC-X) Apr. 29 - Sacramento, CA @ The Roadhouse Apr. 30 - Concord, CA ...

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THE HAUNTED Announce 'Album Title' Competition Winner

Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED have announced the winner of their "Album Title" competition. "The winning contribution is 'Subliminal Messages of Suicide Promotion' and was submitted by Conner Tadena," the band write on their web site. "He will receive some HAUNTED goodies in the mail. Unfortunately, the winning title will not be used as the title ...

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PRONG Bassist Explains Temporary Lineup Changes

PRONG bassist Mike Longworth has issued the following update on the band's official web site regarding the group's temporary lineup changes for their upcoming festival appearances "Hey you all, it's Mike. I just wanted to fill you all in on what's going on right now with the lineup of PRONG... Monte [Pittman, guitar] will be ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Part Ways With Bassist NICK OLIVERI

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE have officially parted ways with bassist Nick Oliveri. According to MTV.com, Oliveri has unexpectedly left the band, breaking off a musical relationship with frontman Josh Homme that goes back to their days playing together in KYUSS in the early '90s. "A number of incidents occurring over the last 18 months ...

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PRONG Announce Record-Release Party In Hollywood

PRONG have announced a special one-off show on Wednesday, March 3 at The Dragonfly in Hollywood. "This should prove to be a cool event," PRONG frontman Tommy Victor writes on the band's web site. "The show is doubling as a record release party. I can't recall PRONG ever having done this before for any of ...

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BRANT BJORK & THE BROS.: Tour Dates Announced

BRANT BJORK & THE BROS., the band led by former KYUSS/FU MANCHU drummer Brant Bjork, have announced the following dates during March/April: Mar. 06 - Flagstaff, AZ, @ Monte Vista Hotel Lounge Mar. 07 - Albuquerque, NM @ The Launch Pad Mar. 08 - Dallas, TX @ Gypsy Tea Room Mar. 09 - Austin, TX ...

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