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Former WARLOCK Guitarist TOMMY BOLAN Announces California Clinics

Tommy Bolan, former WARLOCK lead guitarist and current N.Y.C. frontman, is scheduled to perform clinics at seven California Sam Ash locations. Tommy will be performing, discussing his gear, answering questions and giving away some freebie gear and swag. Tommy will also be demonstrating tips and techniques featured in his instructional DVD "Metal Primer". The clinics ...

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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Taps Former ALL THAT REMAINS Drummer

Detroit-based extreme metallers THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER have issued the following update: "Well, after 4.5 months of grueling searching, we are extremely happy to announce that Shannon Lucas [ex-ALL THAT REMAINS] has joined THE BLACK DAHLIA fold. He is an extremely sick player, as many of you already know, and we can't wait to do ...

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MARILYN MANSON To Direct And Star In Short Film?

According to MansonUSA.com, California-based photographer Tyler Shield has put out a bulletin on MySpace with a casting call for a new music video/short film, which Marilyn Manson will apparentely both direct and star in. The bulletin in question reads as follows: "Marilyn Manson is directing a music video/short film this weekend and we ...

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SCARS OF TOMORROW Calls It Quits

Orange County, California-based metalcore act SCARS OF TOMORROW has announced plans to split up following its upcoming West Coast tour, which will culminate in a May 5 appearance at the Showcase Theatre in Corona, California. "We believe though the time of SCARS OF TOMORROW is finished and are going to be moving on to a ...

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A LIFE ONCE LOST Finishes Recording New Album

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based metalcore act A LIFE ONCE LOST has finished recording its new album, "Iron Gag", at Trax East studios with engineer Eric Rachel (SKID ROW, ATREYU, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER). LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe reportedly assisted with the vocal production on the CD, which will feature a "mind-boggling guitar solo" by mystery ...

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ROCKETS TO RUIN Signs Scandinavian Deal With ALABAMA RECORDS

Alabama Records has announced the signing of American hard rock band ROCKETS TO RUIN for an exclusive Scandinavian release of their debut album, "Love Drugs Rebellion", on April 9, 2007. Produced by Rachel Bolan (SKID ROW), ROCKETS TO RUIN's "raw, uncompromising sound slaps conformity in the face, reaching out to a generation lusting after the ...

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GOD FORBID Completes DVD Shoot

New Jersey's GOD FORBID, currently touring the U.S. headlining their "Chains of Humanity" tour, filmed their live performance at the jam-packed Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ this past weekend for their upcoming DVD. Music video director David Brodsky (GWAR, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, THE RED CHORD) led off the production, with his crew at MyGoodEye manning ...

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SPITFIRE To Record New Album In July

Virginia metalcore act SPITFIRE has commenced writing material for its new album, due this fall on Goodfellow Records. The band has been locked up in their Virginia Beach, VA studio since September creating the follow-up to last year's "Self-Help". Very few shows have been scheduled during this time to ensure they dedicate all of their ...

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THE SECRET To Record Second Album In August

Trieste, Italy-based metal quartet THE SECRET will enter Trax East in South River, New Jersey this summer with engineer/producer Eric Rachel (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, THE HANDSHAKE MURDERS) to record its second album. Tentatively titled "Disintoxication", the CD will be recorded between August 1 and August 13. These will be the ...

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A LIFE ONCE LOST To Enter Studio This Week

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based metalcore act A LIFE ONCE LOST will enter Trax East studios on February 8 with engineer Eric Rachel (SKID ROW, ATREYU, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) to begin recording their third album, "Iron Gag", due later in the year via Ferret Music. An in-studio video update from the band has been posted online at ...

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MARILYN MANSON To Co-Headline Romania's B'ESTIVAL

MARILYN MANSON has been confirmed as one of the headliners of the B'Estival, a new event that will took place in Romania from June 30 until July 1 at Romexpo Bucharest. The festival will likely feature three stages, each for a different genre of music. More headliners will be announced soon. Manson announced on his ...

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BLACK SABBATH Guitarist's GIBSON On Display In London

A Gibson guitar owned by BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi is going on display at Harrods' central London store today (Thursday, February 1) in an exhibition called "Born to Rock" as part of the month-long "Harrods Rocks" series of events. The guitar in question is one of his black limited-edition Gibson Custom Shop SGs, as ...

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SKID ROW Bassist To Produce THE LUCHAGORS

SKID ROW bassist/songwriter Rachel Bolan has started pre-production with Atlanta based punk-pop hardcore band THE LUCHAGORS. The group, which features former WWE superstar Amy "Lita" Dumas on vocals, will be heading into the studio late January with Bolan at the production helm. In addition to Dumas, THE LUCHAGORS' lineup includes Atlanta horror king Shane Morton ...

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NORA To Enter Studio This Month

Trustkill Records recording artists NORA will enter the studio this month in New Jersey to begin recording their next album, entitled "Save Yourself". The band has once again tapped Eric Rachel (ATREYU, LIFETIME, EVERY TIME I DIE) to produce the new CD following their collaboration on 2003's "Dreamers & Deadmen", 2001's "Losers Intuition" and 1999's ...

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KISS, DIO, TWISTED SISTER: More NAMM Appaearances Announced

Music Star Productions has announced several artist signings during the NAMM show (National Association of Music Merchants), which is being held January 18-21, 2007 the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. Eric Singer (KISS, ALICE COOPER, ESP) and Bruce Kulick (KISS, GRAND FUNK RAILROAD) will appear to promote "Kiss Forever", "Eric Singer: All Access To ...

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xDEATHSTARx: New Song Posted Online

A brand new xDEATHSTARx track, entitled "Where's Your Faith Now?", has been posted online at the band's MySpace page. The song comes off the Redlands, California-based hardcore/metal act's forthcoming album, "We Are the Threat", due on February 20 via Facedown Records. The CD was recorded at Trax East Studios in South River, NJ ...

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THE DIVINING Signs With 1x1 MUSIC

Philadelphia, PA's THE DIVINING has inked a deal with 1x1 Music. According to a press release, THE DIVINING delivers "a refreshing mixture of thrash and heavy metal, sure to bring back memories of the days when bands like AT THE GATES, PANTERA, and TESTAMENT were among the genre's elite." THE DIVINING will begin recording its ...

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IN THIS MOMENT Added To Third Annual CHRISTMAS BALLS Show

The Southern California-based quintet IN THIS MOMENT is the latest addition to The Century Family's third annual Christmas Balls show at the Key Club in Hollywood on December 13. This special event also marks the first DREAM EVIL appearance in the U.S. More performers will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets are on sale ...

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