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THE NIGHTWATCHMAN To Perform At BOYCOTT TACO BELL Rally

AUDIOSLAVE/ex-RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello's political folk alter ego THE NIGHTWATCHMAN will be performing a couple of songs at the Boycott Taco Bell Rally that is happening March 5 at the Taco Bell Headquarters in Irvine, California. THE NIGHTWATCHMAN will be performing around 1:00 p.m. For more information on the boycott, go to ...

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EVERGREY Confirmed For ICED EARTH/CHILDREN OF BODOM Tour

According to Inside Out Records, Swedish progressive dark metallers EVERGREY have been confirmed as the openers for the upcoming ICED EARTH/CHILDREN OF BODOM North American Tour. Although Jon Schaffer's (ICED EARTH) back injury may affect the confirmed dates, the current itinerary is as follows: Apr. 18 - Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH Apr. 19 ...

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ENCHANT To Record Live CD, DVD

Bay Area prog-rockers ENCHANT will be recording a double live CD and a full-length DVD on March 13 at I-Musicast in Oakland, California. The band will be playing more than two hours' worth of material spanning their entire catalog. In addition, they are going to be filming fan interviews for inclusion on the DVD. Tickets ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Confirmed For WACKEN ROADSHOW

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have been confirmed to headline this year's Wacken Roadshow beginning in mid-April. Joining them on the tour will be FREEDOM CALL, METALIUM and DARK AGE. The tour dates are as follows: Apr. 20 - Gothenburg, SWE - Musikens Hus Apr. 21 - Stockholm, SWE - Klubben Apr. 22 - Malmö, ...

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PECCATUM Complete Work On 'Lost In Reverie'

PECCATUM, the Norwegian band featuring former EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn and his wife Ihriel, will release their new album, "Lost In Reverie", through Mnemosyne Records during the coming weeks. The follow-up to 2001's "Amor Fati" was recorded and mixed at Symphonique studio and was produced and engineered by Ihriel and Ihsahn. Mastering duties were handled at ...

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Former NOTHINGFACE Members Launch New Projects

Former NOTHINGFACE guitarist Tom Maxwell and drummer Tommy Sickles have announced the formation of COLDWHITECHRIST with bassist Jerry Montano (DEADLIGHTS, DANZIG). Tom Maxwell explains, "After Ozzfest, Tommy and I decided to start a project with our longtime friends Jerry and Chad Gray (MUDVAYNE). We began recording demos with Drew Mazurek (LINKIN PARK, GWAR, NOTHINGFACE), and ...

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DAVE GROHL Responds To ZAKK WYLDE's Threat

Former NIRVANA drummer/current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl has responded to Zakk Wylde's infamous 2001 quote in which the OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist threatened to "kick [Grohl's] ass" because he wrote this cheese-dick song for OZZ that Zakk had to play on during the recording sessions for OSBOURNE's "Down To Earth" CD. In the November 2001 ...

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JAG PANZER Singer Goes BALLISTIC!

JAG PANZER frontman Harry "The Tyrant" Conklin will be joining BALLISTIC for upcoming live shows and studio activities. Harry will continue as the lead singer for JAG PANZER, but from now on he will also be a full member of BALLISTIC. The following is an official statement on the matter from BALLISTIC's main songwriter/guitarist Tom ...

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DOWNSET: New Song Available For Download

A brand new DOWNSET track, titled "Forever", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "Forever" comes off the group's long-awaited new album, "Universal", due on March 9 through the Seattle, Washington-based label Hawino Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Check Your People" (Epitaph) was produced by guitarist Brian "Ares" Schwager, mixed ...

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Ex-FAITH NO MORE Singer Continues Work On 'Pop' Solo Project

Former FAITH NO MORE/current FANTOMAS singer Mike Patton has reportedly recorded six songs for his upcoming "pop" solo album, "Comfort System", with Norwegian producer John Erik Kaada (CLOROFORM). "I've been working with Mike in San Francisco, and soon he'll come over to my studio in Norway to add some vocals to [the recordings]," Kaada told ...

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EVERGREY: Reissues To Contain Bonus Artwork And Videos

Inside Out Music will be re-releasing special-edition versions of EVERGREY's "The Dark Discovery" and "Solitude*Dominance*Tragedy" on March 16. Both editions will contain extended artwork and bonus videos. As previously reported, EVERGREY are back in the studio working on songs for their fifth CD, tentatively titled "The Inner Circle". The new album will be produced by ...

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ICED EARTH's SCHAFFER Explains Guitarist's Departure

ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer recently spoke to Guitar World magazine about the departure of guitarist Larry Tarnowski prior to the recording of the group's latest CD, "The Glorious Burden". According to Schaffer, Tarnowski, an ICED EARTH member for five years, left before the recording sessions after expressing frustration over his limited role. "He may ...

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ANTISEEN To Perform 'Book-Release' Show In Philadelphia

Reunited North Carolina punk legends ANTISEEN will be performing a special "book-release" show on Saturday, January 24 at the Khyber Pass in Philadelphia where their coffee-table book, "Destructo Maximus", will be available for the first time. View the promo poster for the show by clicking here. "Destructo Maximus" includes new interviews with the ...

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EXODUS Announce Record-Release Party

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have announced a record-release party on Thursday, March 11 at DNA Lounge in San Francisco. Tickets are priced at $8.00 in advance, $12.00 at the door. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. EXODUS' first studio album since 1992's "Force of Habit", "Tempo of the Damned" is due out in ...

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DOWNSET To Release New Album In March

DOWNSET will release their new album, "Universal", in March through Seattle, Washington-based label Hawino Records. "Universal" was produced by guitarist Brian "Ares" Schwager, mixed by Wes Seidman and mastered by Tom Baker, and features the band lineup of Ares, Rey Orepeza (vocals), Chris Lee (drums) and Rico Villasenor (bass). Commented label owner Kyle Gibbons, "My ...

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EXODUS To Tour Europe In June

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS will be embarking on a European tour beginning in early June. The first confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 10-12 – Sölvesborg, SWE @ Sweden Rock Jun. 22 – Glasgow, SCO @ Cathouse Jun. 23 – Swansea, UK @ Escape Jun. 24 – London, UK @ Underworld EXODUS' ...

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EVERGREY Begin Work On New Album

Swedish progressive dark metallers EVERGREY are back in the studio working on songs for their fifth CD, tentatively titled "The Inner Circle". The new album will be produced by singer Tom Englund and guitarist Henrik Danhage and engineered by Arnold Lindberg. A spring release through Inside Out Music is expected. In the meantime look for ...

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JIMMY PAGE 'Signature' Model Les Paul Unveiled

The Gibson Custom Shop will be introducing eight new models at this year's winter NAMM show, including the long-awaited Jimmy Page Signature Les Paul. With specs culled from in-depth research on Jimmy's original #1 Les Paul and featuring an aged finish by Tom Murphy, the Custom Shop replica of Jimmy's legendary instrument will initially be ...

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VENOM Singer Comments On PROBOT Project: 'This Was Heavy Shit!'

VENOM frontman Conrad "Cronos" Lant recently spoke to Germany's Visions magazine about his involvement with the PROBOT project, the one-off metal album put together by ex-NIRVANA drummer/current FOO FIGHTERS guitarist/vocalist Dave Grohl. "It was very, very strange," Cronos recalled about the first time he heard from Grohl. "I didn't know what to expect at all. ...

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