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Ruination - ABACINATE

Dubbed "working-class, beer-drinking metal" by the band on its MySpace page, the description of "Ruination" by New Jersey's ABACINATE doesn't tell much about the style heard on the disc, but I've no reason to disbelieve that the boys are working class, drink beer, and play/listen to metal. More accurately, "Ruination" is varied, brutal death metal ...

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DIVINE HERESY Announces New Singer, Tour Dates

DIVINE HERESY, the Southern California-based band led by former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares, has officially tapped 28-year-old singer Travis Neal (PUSHED, THE BEREAVED) to front the group following the departure of Tommy Cummings. A tour of Mexico will kick off at the end of August, to be followed by a string of U.S. dates. ...

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DIVINE HERESY: South American Tour Cancelled

DIVINE HERESY, the Southern California-based band led by former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares, has cancelled its previously announced South American tour because "the promoter fucked up getting the necessary work visas and flights," according to a statement posted on the group's MySpace page. The band continues, "DIVINE HERESY would like to send our sincerest ...

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DIVINE HERESY Comments On New Touring Singer

DIVINE HERESY, the Southern California-based band led by former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares, has issued the following update: "First and foremost, we would like to give a big thanks to Jake Veredika [former lead singer of the Maryland-based metal band PERIPHERY] for filling in on vocals and helping us out on the ARCH ENEMY/DARK ...

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HERO DESTROYED Schedules Hometown In-Store Performance

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's HERO DESTROYED has lined up a free in-store performance at Eide's Entertainment in Pittsburgh on Friday, July 11 to commemorate the release of the band's self-titled EP. HERO DESTROYED will play many additional shows throughout the summer in support of the CD. "Hero Destroyed" will be released in the U.S. tomorrow (Tuesday, July ...

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DEVIL'S GIFT: Debut Album Track Listing, Release Date Revealed

DEVIL'S GIFT, the metal project of Orlando, Florida-based singer-songwriter Lennon Murphy (who performs under the name LENNON), will release its debut album in Europe on September 26 via Tiefdruck-Musik. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Looking For Jesus 02. Shadow Never Ending 03. Victim 04. Damned Angels 05. Final Words 06. ...

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HERO DESTROYED: New Album Streaming Online

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's HERO DESTROYED is streaming its upcoming Relapse debut in its entirety now via Fairtilizer.com. This self-titled EP will see a July 8 North American release date (July 14 internationally). HERO DESTROYED has scheduled a record-release show on July 5 in Pittsburgh at the 31st Street Pub. This concert will be the ...

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JOURNEY's 'Revelation' Headed For Top 10 U.S. Debut

According to Hits Daily Double (the companion web site of music industry tip sheet HITS), JOURNEY's new album, "Revelation", is poised to sell around 80,000 copies in the United States during its first week of release for a likely Top 10 (possibly Top 5) debut on The Billboard 200 chart. The European version of "Revelation" ...

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JOURNEY Performs On 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'; Video Available

Legendary rockers JOURNEY performed their classic song "Separate Ways" on today's (May 28) episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show". Watch the footage below. Frontiers Records recently announced that it has reached an agreement with JOURNEY in regard to the European release of the group's album "Revelation". The European version of the LP which will be ...

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JOURNEY's JONATHAN CAIN Says The Band's New Album Was Effortless

The Pulse of Radio reports that JOURNEY keyboardist and songwriter Jonathan Cain says that sessions for the band's upcoming album "Revelation" came much easier than most of their others. "Revelation", which will be released on June 3 as a double CD through Wal-Mart, includes one disc featuring the band and new lead singer Arnel Pineda ...

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DEVIL'S GIFT Featuring LENNON: Debut Album Due In September

DEVIL'S GIFT, the metal project of Orlando, Florida-based singer-songwriter Lennon Murphy (who performs under the name LENNON), will release its debut album in Europe in September via an as-yet-undisclosed Universal subsidiary. A seven-week European tour in support of the album will kick off in October. DEVIL'S GIFT's video for the song "Shadow Never Ending" can ...

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JOURNEY To Tour UK Next Month

Legendary San Francisco hard rockers JOURNEY have scheduled the following UK dates: June 17 - London, UK - Hammersmith Apollo June 19 - Manchester, UK - Apollo June 22 - Wolverhampton, UK - Civic Hall June 23 - Cardiff, UK - International Arena June 27 - Nottingham, UK - Trent FM Arena June 28 - ...

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Former ADAGIO Singer Joins TAKARA

Long-running American hard rock band TAKARA, whose early recordings featured the vocals of legendary singer Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JOURNEY), has announced the addition of former ADAGIO frontman Gustavo Monsanto to the group's ranks. Monsanto will make his recording debut with TAKARA on the band's as-yet-untitled new album, which is currently being recorded ...

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JOURNEY, HEART, CHEAP TRICK: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

Three legendary rock bands are teaming up for what is sure to be the tour of the summer. JOURNEY, HEART and CHEAP TRICK are heading out on the concert trail starting July 9 in Denver, CO through October 4 in Albuquerque, NM. Fans should check local listings for on-sale dates, which begin Saturday, April 5. ...

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JOURNEY Schedules 'Rockline' Appearance

American rock legends JOURNEY will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline", hosted by Bob Coburn, airing Wednesday, May 28 at 11:30 p.m. EST/8:30 p.m. PST. Fans can talk live with JOURNEY by calling 800-344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you or to listen to the show live via the ...

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JOSHUA Albums Being Reissued

Critically acclaimed melodic hard rock guitarist Joshua Perahia (of the band JOSHUA) has re-launched his web site at this location. Joshua is also getting prepared to enter the studio with vocalist Jeff Fenholt, who was the lead singer on JOSHUA's 1985 album "Surrender". The new album is tentively titled "Resurrection". In advance of ...

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JOURNEY: More 'Revelation' Details Announced

A new chapter in the legendary career of multi-platinum rockers JOURNEYNeal Schon (guitar), Jonathan Cain (keyboards), Ross Valory (bass), Deen Castronovo (drums) and Arnel Pineda (vocals) — will begin on June 3 with the highly anticipated release of "Revelation", a three-disc CD and DVD package to be sold exclusively at Wal-Mart stores in ...

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