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MNEMIC Finalize Release Date, Track Listing For New CD

Denmark's modern thrashers MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, have set a September 27 release date through Nuclear Blast Records for their sophomore album, "The Audio Injected Soul". The follow-up to last year's "Mechanical Spin Phenomena" was recorded at AntFarm Studios in Aarhus, Denmark with producer Tue ...

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FU MANCHU Name New Album

FU MANCHU have set "Start the Machine" as the title of their follow-up to 2002's "California Crossing" (Mammoth), due on September 14 through DRT Entertainment. The LP, which was recently completed with producer Brian Joseph Dobbs (VOIVOD, MANMADEGOD, DEATH ANGEL), will mark the group's first release for DRT, the independent label founded last year by ...

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TESLA Guitarist Enters Rehab For Addiction

TESLA guitarist Tommy Skeoch has entered an undisclosed facility to seek treatment for addiction, "an illness that cannot be defeated without help," according to a statement from the rest of the group. "We hope you will all join us in wishing him a very healthy recovery so that he is able to return to the ...

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Former 25 TA LIFE, BLITZSPEER Members Join Forces In RESURGE

Former 25 TA LIFE bassist Dave Urban has joined forces with ex-BLITZSPEER drummer Brian Essing in a new project called RESURGE. The band are currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on their four-song EP with recording and mix engineer Darrel Herbert (former guitarist of THE TOADIES). RESURGE, whose lineup is completed by vocalist/bassist ...

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MNEMIC Name New Album

Denmark's modern thrashers MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, have set "The Audio Injected Soul" as the title of their sophomore album. The follow-up to last year's "Mechanical Spin Phenomena" is being recorded at AntFarm Studios in Aarhus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen and is said to ...

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FU MANCHU Set Release Date For New Album

FU MANCHU have set a September 14 release date through DRT Entertainment for their follow-up to 2002's "California Crossing" (Mammoth). The LP, which was recently completed with producer Brian Joseph Dobbs (VOIVOD, MANMADEGOD, DEATH ANGEL), will mark the group's first release for DRT, the independent label founded last year by senior music industry executives Derek ...

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DEICIDE Re-Sign With EARACHE RECORDS

Legendary Florida death metal band DEICIDE have re-signed with Earache Records for a worldwide two-album deal. After witnessing Earache's results with "Scars Of The Crucifix", the band have decided to extend their relationship with the label for two more albums. Since DEICIDE originally signed with Earache in 2003 for "Scars Of The Crucifix", the band ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Singer Completing Work On Autobiography

Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Al Atkins is putting the finishing touches on his autobiography, "Dawn of the Metal Gods", scheduled for publication before the end of the year through Firefly Publishing. The book will recount the origins of the band from 1969 onward and includes exclusive photographs donated by friends, including Robert Plant, among others. ...

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GOD FORBID: OZZFEST Off Dates Announced

New Jersey metal titans GOD FORBID will continue their rigorous U.S. touring schedule all summer long on Ozzfest, which kicks off in Hartford, CT. on July 10. The quintet also locked down a series of Ozzfest off-dates alongside such premier artists as DIMMU BORGIR, SLAYER and SUPERJOINT RITUAL, among others. Their new video for "Antihero", ...

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ARMORED SAINT: New Album Due In 2005

ARMORED SAINT have posted the following message on their official web site: "Well, kiddies, Phil & Gonzo have reformed their rock/blues band called YO DIDDLEY along with current members of LIFE AFTER DEATH, Ray 'Geezer' Burke & that illustrious vocalist Jack 'Lo' Emrick. They will be playing some blues standards ('Red House', 'Cross Roads', 'Couldn't ...

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Court Battle Over JIMI HENDRIX's Estate Begins

Gene Johnson of The Associated Press reports: Relatives of the late guitar legend Jimi Hendrix returned to court Monday (June 28) to begin another legal battle over which family members should receive money from the musician's posthumous releases, royalties and merchandise. The case, the latest of several that have entangled the Hendrix estate in the ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE 'Most Important Person in Rock'

Sharon Osbourne has topped a list of the most important people in rock compiled by Kerrang! magazine, according to Scotsman.com. The 51-year-old wife/manager Ozzy Osbourne, who beat the likes of Kurt Cobain and Justin Hawkins from THE DARKNESS in the Kerrang! power list, was recently given the all-clear after being diagnosed with cancer. ...

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FU MANCHU Contribute Music To 'Motorcycle Mania 3' TV Movie

FU MANCHU have contributed much of the music featured in the upcoming TV movie "Motorcycle Mania 3", starring Kid Rock and Jesse James of "West Coast Choppers". Several FU MANCHU songs will appear in the movie, including special "FU riffs" in between the scenes, according to a posting on the band's web site. "Motorcycle Mania ...

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MNEMIC Selected To Open Denmark's ROSKILDE FESTIVAL

Denmark's modern thrashers MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, have been confirmed as the openers of this year's Roskilde Festival. Every year a Danish band has the honor of opening the festival and for the first time in the history of Roskilde Festival, a metal band will ...

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ALTER BRIDGE: First Single Available Online

"Open Your Eyes", the first single from ALTER BRIDGE, the band formed by CREED guitarist Mark Tremonti, CREED drummer Scott Phillips and exiled CREED bassist Brian Marshall, can currently be previewed in streaming audio at VH1.com. "Open Your Eyes" comes off ALTER BRIDGE's debut album, "One Day Remains", due on August 10 through ...

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PRIMORDIAL Singer Leads BATHORY Tribute At Ireland's DAY OF DARKNESS Festival

PRIMORDIAL's Alan "Nemtheanga" Averill fronted a special tribute to BATHORY's Thomas "Quorthon" Forsberg at Ireland's Day of Darkness festival on Saturday, June 12. Nemtheanga was joined for the impromptu performance by a host of artists from Ireland's tight-knit black metal scene. The hastily assembled tribute was conceived just 24 hours before the event, with the ...

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LES CLAYPOOL/BUCKETHEAD Project To Release Album In September

MTV.com reports: Two years after debuting at the 2002 Bonnaroo festival, COLONEL CLAYPOOL'S BUCKET OF BERNIE BRAINS, featuring PRIMUS bassist Les Claypool, GUNS N' ROSES drummer Brian "Brain" Mantia, PARLIAMENT/FUNKADELIC keyboardist Bernie Worrell, and former GN'R guitarist Buckethead, are preparing to release their debut album, "The Big Eyeball in the Sky", September 7. The group ...

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THOR To Begin Recording New Album

Canadian heavy metal legend THOR is heading to Los Angeles in June to record his 14th studio album, titled "Thor Against The World", with producers Messiaz (a.k.a. Frank Meyer and Bruce Duff) at the helm. On "Thor Against The World", THOR will be backed by Los Angeles three-piece SWEET JUSTICE, which features Frank Meyer (THE ...

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RUSH Guitarist Talks About 30th Anniversary Tour, Upcoming EP

RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson has spoken to the Cleveland Plain Dealer about the group's 30th anniversary tour and upcoming covers EP "Feedback". "This being the anniversary and everything, we thought we'd get back out and do something special with this," Lifeson, 50, said of the current trek. "I mean, we have every intention of going ...

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MNEMIC To Guest On Danish TV Show

MNEMIC vocalist Michael Bøgballe and guitarist Mircea Gabriel Eftemie will be interviewed on June 18 on the Danish national TV program DR2's "Musikprogrammet" regarding the group's appearance at this year's Roskilde Festival. For more information go to the "Musikprogrammet" web site. In other news, MNEMIC's Brian Rasmussen has "nailed the drums for 10 ...

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