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DEF LEPPARD Head Out On Highway In U.S.

DEF LEPPARD has already taken their live show on the road throughout Europe this summer, and now they're ready to rock the United States. On Friday (June 23) at the Tweeter Center in Camden, NJ, DEF LEPPARD begins a three-month jaunt all over the States with their co-headliner, JOURNEY. The band is primed for its ...

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CAMP FREDDY, THE PANIC CHANNEL Announce Special Las Vegas Concert

CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "jam" group featuring guitarist Dave Navarro (ex-JANE'S ADDICTION, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) alongside VELVET REVOLVER members Matt Sorum (drums) and Scott Weiland (vocals), will be playing in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 1. Also appearing will be THE PANIC CHANNEL, the new band featuring three quarters of the most recent ...

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ROCKETS TO RUIN Complete Work On Album With SKID ROW Bassist

Atlanta band ROCKETS TO RUIN, featuring Cleveland Willis (vocals), Mike Grimmett (guitars), Chris Taylor (bass) and Rob Hammersmith (drums), have completed work on their full-length CD, entitled "Love * Drugs * Rebellion", with producer Rachel Bolan (SKID ROW bassist) at Koda Studios in Atlanta. They are putting the finishing touches on the artwork and packaging, ...

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SCREAMS OF ERIDA Complete Work On 'The Red Testament'

Boston-based metalcore band SCREAMS OF ERIDA have completed work on their full-length debut, "The Red Testament". The album was recorded from January to March with the help of producer Ken Susi (UNEARTH), and was mixed by Eric Rachel (A LIFE ONCE LOST, EVERY TIME I DIE, ATREYU). An early summer release is expected. "The Red ...

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ANTIMATTER Prepare To Record New Album

ANTIMATTER, whose recording/touring lineup has included current and former members of ANATHEMA, will enter the studio on June 9 to begin recording their fourth album, "Leaving Eden", tentatively due before the end of the year via The End Records. Confirmed guest musicians for the follow-up to 2005's "Planetary Confinement" include Danny Cavanagh (lead guitar, piano), ...

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SKID ROW Bassist BOLAN To Perform With FRANKENSTEIN 3000

East Coast hard rock outfit FRANKENSTEIN 3000 will be joined onstage by SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan at a T.REX tribute concert scheduled for Thursday, June 1 at Don Hill's in New York City. FRANKENSTEIN 3000 will be performing a mostly original set, adding a handful of covers including "20th Century Boy", the T.REX song ...

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THE HUMAN ABSTRACT: Album Sample Posted Online

Los Angeles-based technical progressive metal band THE HUMAN ABSTRACT have released the track "Crossing the Rubicon", taken from their upcoming full-length debut, "Nocturne", via their MySpace.com page. Check it out at this location. Due in August through Hopeless Records, "Nocturne" was recorded at a studio in North Carolina with with producer Jamie King ...

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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Announce New Members

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER have announced the addition of drummer Pierre Langois and bassist Bart Williams to the group's ranks. After both musicians toured with the band on their co-headlining run with THROWDOWN and their European dates with LIAR, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER decided these were the guys they wanted to join to their group ...

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FULL BLOWN CHAOS To Release Sophomore Album In July

New York-based hardcore/metal band FULL BLOWN CHAOS will release their sophomore CD, "Within the Grasp of Titans", on July 11 via Stillborn Records (the label formed by HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta). "Eric Rachel [producer] at Trax East studios did a great job on it!" the band write on their web site. "It was a pleasure ...

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xDEATHSTARx Sign With FACEDOWN RECORDS

Redlands, California-based hardcore/metal act xDEATHSTARx have inked a deal with Facedown Records. The band will enter Trax East Studios in South River, NJ in May with producer Eric Rachel (ATREYU, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, GOD FORBID) to begin recording their Facedown debut for an August release. xDEATHSTARx opened the floodgates in summer of 2002 after ...

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DEAD TO FALL: New Album Track Listing, Artwork Revealed

Chicago metalcore mammoths DEAD TO FALL have finalized the track listing for their new album, "The Phoenix Throne", due on April 4 via Victory Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Villainy & Virtue" was recorded at Trax East studio in South River, NJ with producer Eric Rachel. Paul Ramano (MASTODON, GODFLESH) once again handled the artwork, ...

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T. REX: First Official Archive DVD Of TV Appearances To Arrive In April

Demon Vision has announced the April 17 release of "T. Rex On TV - A T. Rex Compendium", the first official archive DVD to compile a collection of Marc Bolan and T. REX's quintessential television appearances on French, German and U.K. television pop programs through the Seventies. This fascinating, must-have three-and-a-half-hour music archive DVD showcases ...

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KISS, TWISTED SISTER, DIO Members To Launch 'Icons Of Rock' DVD Series At NAMM

Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick, TWISTED SISTER axeman Eddie Ojeda, and ex-QUIET RIOT/OZZY OSBOURNE and current DIO bass player Rudy Sarzo will be making signing and performance appearances throughout the NAMM show in Anaheim, California to launch Music Star Productions' "Icons of Rock" instructional DVD series. Kulick will appear to promote the upcoming Music Star ...

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THE HUMAN ABSTRACT To Enter Studio In February

Los Angeles-based technical progressive metal band THE HUMAN ABSTRACT will enter a studio in North Carolina in February with producer Jamie King (BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD, HE IS LEGEND) to begin recording their debut full-length, tentatively due later in the year via Hopeless Records. Mixing duties will be ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE, HALFORD, SOULFLY Members To Perform At NAMM

Guitar effect company DigiTech has announce booth performances by a number of acclaimed hard rock/metal musicians at the 2006 Winter NAMM show (National Association of Music Merchants) at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Michael Wilton of QUEENSRŸCHE/SOULBENDER, Paul Crook (formerly of ANTHRAX and SEBASTIAN BACH), Metal Mike Chlasciak of HALFORD/PAINMUSEUM, Marc Rizzo of ...

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SKID ROW Bassist To Produce ROCKETS TO RUIN Album

Atlanta band ROCKETS TO RUIN, featuring Cleveland Willis (vocals), Mike Grimmett (guitars), Chris Taylor (bass) and Rob Hammersmith (drums), have tapped SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan to produce their full-length CD that is scheduled for release late February/early March. The CD will be recorded at Koda Studios in Atlanta, GA. ROCKETS TO RUIN's latest release ...

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