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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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THE CULT: Touring Bassist Announced

Chris Wyse, who performed on THE CULT's 2001 disc, "Beyond Good and Evil", and has worked with Ozzy Osbourne and Jerry Cantrell since, will now be THE CULT's touring bassist, according to MTV.com. As BLABBERMOUTH.NET exclusively reported on Tuesday (Feb. 14), John Tempesta (EXODUS, TESTAMENT, HELMET, WHITE ZOMBIE, ROB ZOMBIE) has been hired ...

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Drummer JOHN TEMPESTA Joins THE CULT!

After two auditions, John Tempesta (EXODUS, TESTAMENT, HELMET, WHITE ZOMBIE, ROB ZOMBIE) has been hired as the new drummer for THE CULT. Tempesta will make his debut with the group when they perform on "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" on Friday, February 24 on the CBS-TV network. THE CULT's upcoming tour, tagged "A ...

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Sis Masis - HARMFUL

Exercises in futility don't get much more futile than this one. I'm not talking about "Sis Masis", obviously, because it's a monster of an album with a high rating. But it almost seems silly to write a review for a disc so obscure I had to hunt it down and special order it for $35 ...

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HELMET: PAGE HAMILTON ESP Signature Guitars Announced

Page Hamilton, singer and guitarist for the influential band HELMET and longtime ESP player, has designed his first signature models for the company. The LTD PH-600 and the ESP Page are part of ESP's 2006 Winter NAMM show offering of 22 new guitars. "Page Hamilton has been an ESP evangelist since the early days of ...

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Age of Winters - THE SWORD

How much more self-conscious orc rock can you fit into your Viking helmet? Not to be confused with the half-decent Canuck '80s metal outfit of "Metalized" and "Sweet Dreams" fame, these guys are an altogether more unwashed and skunk-weed-reeking prospect. Tumbling down thirdhand from SABBATH's loins as midwifed by SLEEP, old MONSTER MAGNET and HIGH ...

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ZAO Are 'Excited' About Upcoming Tour With IN FLAMES

Greensburg, Pennsylvania's ZAO will be supporting Sweden's IN FLAMES on their upcoming U.S. tour beginning in late January. Also on the tour will be buzz-making heavy music bands TRIVIUM and DEVILDRIVER. Commenting on their addition to the tour, ZAO guitarist Scott Mellinger said, "I listen to IN FLAMES albums 'Clayman' and 'Reroute To Remain' all ...

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HELMET Confirm Split With INTERSCOPE

As BLABBERMOUTH.NET first reported on November 19, HELMET have now confirmed that they have have split with Interscope Records following the disappointing sales performance of their latest CD, "Size Matters", which came out in October 2004. The band "are currently in discussion with a number of other labels," reads a posting on the group's web ...

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