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SCUM OF THE EARTH Announce Dates With DISTURBED

SCUM OF THE EARTH, the band founded by former ROB ZOMBIE guitarist Riggs, will support DISTURBED on the following dates on their Jägermeister Music Tour: Feb. 13 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues Feb. 14 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues Feb. 16 - Miami, FL - Cinema Club Feb. 17 - Atlanta, ...

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ANTHRAX Drummer On Upcoming Tour: 'Bring A Helmet'

ANTHRAX have officially announced the January kick-off of their 2006 headline reunion tour with support acts GOD FORBID and SWORN ENEMY. This tour steamrolls straight through January 21, including a January 7 hometown show at New York City's Nokia Theater in Times Square, a January 13 stop at the renowned Chicago House Of Blues and ...

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DEFTONES To Headline Next Year's TASTE OF CHAOS Tour

According to PunkNews.org, DEFTONES have been confirmed as the headliners of the 2006 edition of the Taste of Chaos tour. The popular alternative metal act recently released their "B-Sides & Rarities" DVD+CD compilation which included the band's interpretations of JAWBOX, HELMET, THE SMITHS and DURAN DURAN, as well as various rarities. The band ...

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JUDAS PRIEST, MÖTLEY CRÜE, QUEENSRŸCHE, MEGADETH: More Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, ANTHRAX Venue: Bell Centre City/State: Montreal, Quebec Date: Oct. 12, 2005 Attendance: 4,747 Capacity: 5,000 Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, ANTHRAX Venue: John Labatt Centre City/State: London, Ontario Date: Oct. 15, 2005 Attendance: 2,910 Capacity: 3,199 ...

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KISS: Updated Collectibles Guide Now Available

A KISS collectibles guide, entitled "Warman's KISS Collectibles Field Guide", is currently available for order via the book's companion web site, www.kisshall.com. Featuring 512 high-gloss pages packed with over 525 full-color photographs of rare KISS collectibles (no black-and-white photos on poor grade paper here!), this vast identification and price guide is the second ...

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Former BUSH Frontman: 'I Love The Hard Music But I'm A Sucker For Melody'

Launch Radio Networks reports: Former BUSH frontman Gavin Rossdale admits that his new group, INSTITUTE, doesn't sound too different from his previous band. But with INSTITUTE's first album, "Distort Yourself", out today (Tuesday, September 13), Rossdale told Launch there are subtle differences between the two bands. "The whole concept of INSTITUTE really was born and ...

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HELMET: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

HELMET have announced the following dates during September/October: Sep. 22 - Providence, RI @ Lupo's Sep. 23 - Boston, MA @ Axis Sep. 25 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Sep. 26 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre Sep. 27 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza Sep. 28 - New York, NY @ CBGB's ...

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DEFTONES: 'B-Sides & Rarities' Due In October

Since the textured aggression of the DEFTONES' 1995 debut, the Northern California quintet has become an icon approved by mosh pits and critics alike for its exquisitely sculpted sonic roar. While the DEFTONES record the follow-up to their self-titled 2003 album, Maverick Records releases "B-Sides & Rarities". Filled with import-only B-sides, intriguing covers, unreleased mixes, ...

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Coextinction - PLAYERS CLUB

Fans of pavement-scraping New York hatenoise along the lines of UNSANE and early HELMET should already be familiar with the liverish slice of rancid loud that is JJ PARADISE PLAYER'S CLUB. Put simply, if you buy FUDGE TUNNEL CDs out of the dollar bin to impress upon unwary friends, and if the words "produced by ...

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Pitchfork and Lost Needles - CLUTCH

With everyone appropriately ga-ga over the last couple CLUTCH albums, it's easy to forget that the shaggy, tinfoil-hat-wearing stoner rock artisans used to be a pretty abrasive, heavy, and goddamn mean sounding band. There's a vocal minority out there who think the band peaked right out of the starting gate with their vicious "Passive Restraints" ...

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GIGANTOUR, CINDERELLA, WHITESNAKE, DEF LEPPARD Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: Gigantour: MEGADETH, DREAM THEATER, FEAR FACTORY, NEVERMORE, LIFE OF AGONY, SYMPHONY X, DRYKILL LOGIC, BOBAFLEX Venue: Thomas & Mack Center City/State: Las Vegas, Nev. Date: July 22, 2005 Attendance: 1,312 Capacity: 6,500 Artist/Event: SYSTEM OF A ...

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SCUM OF THE EARTH To Guest On XM SATELLITE's 'Seizure'

SCUM OF THE EARTH, the band founded by former ROB ZOMBIE guitarist Riggs, will be appearing on XM Satellite Radio channel 34 today ("Seizure") at 3:00 p.m. EST. They will be taking over the "Seizure" studio for one hour playing whatever they want and talking about their debut album, "Blah…Blah…Blah…Love Songs for the New Millennium", ...

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INSTITUTE: Media Player Available

An INSTITUTE media player, featuring the group's new single, "Bullet-Proof Skin", can be accessed at BandBuilder.com. "Bullet-Proof Skin" is the first single from the group's debut album, "Distort Yourself", due September 13 via Interscope. The CD features former BUSH frontman Gavin Rossdale alongside guitarist Chris Traynor (BUSH, HELMET), bassist Cache Tolman (RIVAL SCHOOLS) ...

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HELMET: 'Smart' Video Posted Online

HELMET's video for the track "Smart" has been posted online at HelmetMusic.com. "Smart" comes off the group's latest CD, "Size Matters", which was released last October through Interscope Records. The CD was recorded by Ryan Boesch, Chris Holmes, and former NINE INCH NAILS keyboardist Charlie Clouser at Cello studios (formerly Western Recorders) in ...

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EXTOL To Open For OPETH In Europe

Norwegian progressive thrash/death metallers EXTOL have been confirmed as the opening act for OPETH on their upcoming European tour in September. A complete list of currently confirmed tour dates can be found at Opeth.com. As previously reported, EXTOL's video for the track "Pearl" has been posted online at CenturyMedia.de (Real Media). ...

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TESTAMENT: Tacoma Photos Posted Online

TESTAMENT's original lineup — Chuck Billy (vocals), Eric Peterson (guitar), Alex Skolnick (guitar), Greg Christian (bass), and Louie Clemente (drums) — performed at the Old Shipwreck in Tacoma, WA on July 8. Check out pictures from AbrasiveRock.com. TESTAMENT recently completed a two-week European tour and made an appearance at the Louder Harder Faster ...

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INSTITUTE: Former BUSH Frontman To Release New Album In September

Billboard.com is reporting that former BUSH frontman Gavin Rossdale will reelase the debut album from his new band, INSTITUTE, on September 13 via Interscope. Entitled "Distort Yourself", the CD features Rossdale alongside guitarist Chris Traynor (BUSH, HELMET), bassist Cache Tolman (RIVAL SCHOOLS) and session drummer extraordinaire Josh Freese (SPLIT LIP/CHAMBERLAIN skinsman Charlie Walker has since ...

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