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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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HELMET: New Music Posted Online

Three songs from the forthcoming HELMET album, "Monochrome""Gone", "Money Shot" and "Monochrome" — have been posted online at PureVolume.com. The follow-up to 2004's "Size Matters" will be released by Warcon Enterprises, the label co-owned by Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman and the founder and CEO of Concrete Marketing, Bob Chiappardi, on ...

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HELMET Mainman Bounces back With 'Monochrome'

HELMET mainman Page Hamilton recently spoke to Chris Harris of MTV.com about his band's forthcoming sixth album, "Monochrome". The follow-up to 2004's "Size Matters" will be released by Warcon Enterprises, the label co-owned by Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman and the founder and CEO of Concrete Marketing, Bob Chiappardi, on July 18. "It's ...

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ARMORED SAINT To Film Live DVD In England

Diana DeVille of KNAC.COM recently conducted an interview with ARMORED SAINT members Gonzo (drums) and Phil Sandoval (guitar). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: KNAC.COM: Very cool. So talk a little bit about the routing. Was it a matter of warming up on your home turf and then off to Europe, ...

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HELMET: New Album Details Revealed

Forefathers of the post-hardcore/punk genre, HELMET will return July 18 with "Monochrome", marking their first release on Warcon Records, one of the leading post-hardcore/punk labels in the industry today. This summer, the band — founding vocalist/guitarist Page Hamilton, guitarist Chris Traynor and new members, drummer Mike Jost and bassist Jeremy Chatelain — will play to ...

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Injured Ex-MC5 Bassist To Remain Hospitalized Until Friday

More information has surfaced regarding the motorcycle accident involving former MC5 bassist Michael Davis in which he ended up hospitalized with a fractured spine and other injuries. According to The Associated Press, Davis, 62, was riding his Harley-Davidson on the 210 Freeway in Pasadena on Monday when he hit a muffler in the roadway, his ...

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Killafornia - FIRST BLOOD

It is really quite simple: Most of you either dig this style of HATEBREED-by-way-of-TERROR metal-edged hardcore or you do not. Yes, the market is flooded, but quality acts still exist within it. The San Francisco Bay Area's FIRST BLOOD are an upper-tier, tough-guy hardcore band and debut album "Killafornia" is chock full of iron riffs, ...

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THE CULT Frontman: Drummer TEMPESTA 'Has Given Us A Much-Needed Foundation'

THE CULT frontman Ian Astbury has commented on the group's current touring lineup, which includes fellow CULT principal Billy Duffy (guitar) alongside bassist Chris Wyse, drummer John Tempesta (ex-WHITE ZOMBIE, TESTAMENT, EXODUS, HELMET) and rhythm guitarist Mike Dimkich. Said Ian: "John Tempesta has given us a much-needed foundation. I think the variety of material is ...

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HELMET On The Lookout For New Members

HELMET's first appearance under the Warcon Enterprises label took place earlier this month at this year's SXSW (South by Southwest) festival where they performed with fellow labelmates OPIATE FOR THE MASSES, MY AMERICAN HEART, STREET DRUM CORPS and DIR EN GREY at the PETA documentary party and the Warcon showcase. Joining mainman Page Hamilton at ...

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Metal Musicians On 'Headbanger's Ball': Then And Now

To celebrate the release of the third installment of the "MTV Headbanger's Ball" compilations, entitled "MTV Headbanger's Ball - The Revenge" (due on April 11 via Roadrunner Records), some of the participants have got together to answer questions on their relationship with the MTV series and compilation. Question: Were you a fan of the original ...

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HELMET Sign To WARCON ENTERPRISES

One of the leading post-hardcore/punk labels in the industry today, Warcon Enterprises has announced that it has signed the forefathers of the genre, HELMET. Under the deal, HELMET will release a new album which is slated for early summer 2006 and has confirmed that they will headline this year's Warped Tour. According to Page Hamilton, ...

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Hate Yourself With Style - CLAWFINGER

Zak Tell is the undisputed star of the show here — his voice is front-and-center, the music constructed around his vocal lines, and his overbearing assault on controversial topics is what gives CLAWFINGER their unique identity. Whether he's castigating rapists ("Right to Rape") or accusing homophobes of being secretly queer ("The Faggot In You"), he ...

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THE CULT: Bring Me The Head Of DAVE GROHL

THE CULT frontman Ian Astbury was recently asked by a fan on the band's official message board if it's true that while recording their last studio album, 2001's "Beyond Good and Evil", they titled one of the demos "Bring Me the Head of Dave Grohl". "Yes, [it's] true," Astbury replied. "It all started with comments ...

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