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CLUTCH Issues Statement About New Album Artwork

CLUTCH has posted the following message regarding its latest album, "From Beale Street to Oblivion", which came out on March 27 through DRT Entertainment: "A word about the artwork for 'From Beale Street to Oblivion'. Nick Lakiotes designed the artwork for 'From Beale Street to Oblivion'. He spent a long time generating original art and ...

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CLUTCH Schedules Australian Headlining Dates

CLUTCH will embark on a short tour of Australia in June. The dates are as follows: May 31 - The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD June 01 - The Metro, Sydney, NSW June 02 - Hi Fi, Melbourne, VIC Support at the shows will come from BUDD and PEEPING TOM (**NOT** to be confused with the Mike ...

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THE WILDHEARTS: New Album Track Listing Revealed

Long-running U.K. rockers THE WILDHEARTS are set to release their new, self-titled album on April 23 via Round Records. The CD will be preceeded by a download-only single, "The Sweetest Song", released on April 9, which will be available from iTunes. "The Wildhearts" was recorded partly at London's Strongroom Studios, partly at a country house ...

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CLUTCH: 'From Beale Street To Oblivion' Details Revealed

CLUTCH has been kings of the metal underground for years by this point — on the strength of such past classic as "The Elephant Riders" and "Pure Rock Fury". But with their latest release, "From Beale Street to Oblivion", the quintet — which includes oft-bearded singer Neil Fallon, guitarist Tim Sult, bassist Dan Maines, drummer ...

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LAMB OF GOD To Fans: Disregard The Rumors

Richmond, Virginia metal act LAMB OF GOD has issued an official press release further refuting reports that it has committed to this summer's The Family Values Tour. The official Virgin Records e-card for KORN's upcoming "MTV Unplugged" album listed the purported lineup for this year's The Family Values Tour as headliners KORN alongside ...

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LAMB OF GOD: 'We Have Not Committed To Any Summer Tour'

Richmond, Virginia metal act LAMB OF GOD has issued a statement through it Street Team refuting reports that it has committed to this summer's The Family Values Tour. The official Virgin Records e-card for KORN's upcoming "MTV Unplugged" album listed the purported lineup for this year's The Family Values Tour as headliners KORN ...

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The Ritual Fires of Abandonment - MINSK

How does on follow up a seemingly one-of-a-kind album like MINSK's "Out of a Center Which is Neither Dead Nor Alive" (on At a Loss Recordings) that is more an organic mass of ethereal sound dynamics and overwhelming heaviness than an album consisting of six distinct tracks? If you are bassist/vocalist and producer Sanford Parker ...

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TWELVE TRIBES To Support 36 CRAZYFISTS On U.K./Ireland Tour

After storming through Europe with HATEBREED and UNEARTH, Dayton, Ohio-based outfit TWELVE TRIBES is now confirmed as support to 36 CRAZYFISTS on their mammoth trek throughout the U.K. and Ireland in April 2007. The dates are as follows: Apr. 01 - Birmingham – Barfly Apr. 02 - Manchester - Academy 3 Apr. 03 - Newcastle ...

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Between Two Worlds - I

How appropriate that this debut album from Abbath's I is called "Between Two Worlds". It is in a fact a fusing of the mammoth black metal anthems of the mighty IMMORTAL and a pronounced rock 'n' groove component that borrows from the likes of MOTÖRHEAD. However, "I" does not mimic the blackened rock 'n' roll ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Drummer Talks About Upcoming Clinic Tour

ROB ZOMBIE/ex-ALICE COOPER drummer Tommy Clufetos recently spoke to The Daily Advertiser about his upcoming clinic tour, sponsored by Sonor Drums. Clufetos, whose percussive skills are due to be featured on Zombie's forthcoming live CD and a new album, will talk about the joys of playing Sonor drums and the product’s durability and versatility. However, ...

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Works Will Come Undone - ASUNDER

It is funeral doom with a touch of class and it's a long one. Sit back and prepare for two whole tracks and 73 minutes of sadness. And you know what? San Francisco's ASUNDER does the genre proud on "Works Will Come Undone". Far more than just belly crawling (ok, there is a lot of ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Drummer Schedules SONOR Clinics

ROB ZOMBIE/ex-ALICE COOPER drummer Tommy Clufetos has scheduled the following clinics for Sonor Drums: Nov. 07 - Scott's Drum Center - Lafayette, Louisiana (337-984-3786) Nov. 08 - PASIC Convention - Austin, Texas (autograph signing) Nov. 09 - Jeff Ryder's Drum Shop - Austin, Texas (512-371-1550) Nov. 14 - Chesboro Music - Idaho Falls, Idaho (208-522-8691) ...

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The Temporary Nature - WOOLY MAMMOTH

The Maryland-D.C. doom scene has been revered for years now, so it is not exactly a shock that the first full-length from Washington, D.C.'s WOOLY MAMMOTH is 54 minutes of doom heaviness and trippy stoner rock jamming. With songs that range from the righteously rocking to the mind altering, "The Temporary Nature" falls squarely into ...

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Wounded - LANDMINE MARATHON

From the first mammoth riffs of album-opener "25th Hour", the first band that immediately comes to mind is the mighty BOLT THROWER. And when it kicks into high gear, something tells you that "Wounded" from Phoenix's LANDMINE MARATHON is going to be an album that does nothing short of ripping you a new fecal discharge ...

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FU MANCHU Sign With LIQUOR AND POKER MUSIC

FU MANCHU singer/guitarist Scott Hill has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "We signed a new deal with Liquor And Poker Music today [June 5, 2006]. We go into the studio next week. We will be recording 13 new songs and three cover songs. Not sure how many songs will make ...

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FROM BEHIND Enter Swedish Hard Rock Chart At No. 5

FROM BEHIND, the new project featuring Manny Charlton (NAZARETH) and Nicky Moore (SAMSON, MAMMOTH), has entered the Swedish hard rock chart at position No. 5 with their debut album, "Game Over", out now on Lion Music. "Game Over" was recorded at 9 Volt studios in Malmö, Sweden, and mixed by Charlton and guitarist Mikael Fässberg ...

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FROM BEHIND: Tour Dates Announced

FROM BEHIND, the new project featuring Manny Charlton (NAZARETH) and Nicky Moore (SAMSON, MAMMOTH), will tour Scandinavia prior to their appearance at the Sweden Rock festival in early June. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 23 - Göta Källare - Stockholm, SWE May 24 - Siljarock (Cruise Stockholm-Helsinki) May 26 - 2 Lingon & Blåbär ...

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SHARK ISLAND To Release 'Gathering Of The Faithful' In July

Frontiers Records has announced the European release of SHARK ISLAND's highly anticipated new album, "Gathering of the Faithful", on July 7. Born out of the ashes of THE SHARKS, SHARK ISLAND was among the biggest and most prolific live acts in Los Angeles. This was in an era when there were literally hundreds of bands ...

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AKERCOCKE Cancel Glasgow Show

U.K. satanic death metallers AKERCOCKE have been forced to pull out of their previously announced March 23 appearance with VENOM and ONSLAUGHT at the Garage in Glasgow. Commented vocalist/guitarist Jason Mendonca: "Due to circumstances beyond our control, it's logistically impossible for us to make the Glasgow show. We're really disappointed. Dave [Gray, drums] and Matt ...

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Dismantling Devotion - DAYLIGHT DIES

Get yourself in the mood for this one; and I'm not talking about the state of mind that accompanies 4th of July celebrations or beach volleyball games. Fans of modern, melancholic doom that get their kicks from albums by the likes of MY DYING BRIDE and KATATONIA will surely dig "Dismantling Devotion". It is 53 ...

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MORTIIS Remasters Early Albums For Upcoming Reissue Campaign

Taking time out from writing and demoing for the planned 2006 follow-up to "The Grudge", MORTIIS spent Valentines Day, February 14 lovingly remastering the three early albums he calls "Era 1". MORTIIS flew to Nottingham, England and upgraded the following three classic early-period releases at Rubber Biscuit Studios: "Fodt Til A Herske" "Crypt Of The ...

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