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DEMIRICOUS Hard At Work On Debut Video

Indianapolis-based death/thrash metal band DEMIRICOUS are currently working on their debut video for the track "Vagrant Idol" with acclaimed director Dale "Rage" Resteghini (HATEBREED, MUDVAYNE, ILL NINO, SHADOWS FALL). Co-directing is Resteghini's protégé Frankie Nasso (SWORN ENEMY, DANNY DIABLO, AUGUST BURNS RED). "I think we've got an ace in the hole with this one," commented ...

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QUIET RIOT: Guitarist TRACII GUNS Joins The Fold

QUIET RIOT vocalist Kevin DuBrow and drummer Frankie Banali have announced the group's line-up for 2006. Joining the group on guitar is axe slinger Tracii Guns, formerly of L.A. GUNS and BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION. A new bass player will be announced shortly. The newly revamped QUIET RIOT will enter the studio in January to record ...

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THE DARKNESS: International Chart Positions Revealed

THE DARKNESS' second album, "One Way Ticket To Hell ... and Back", has entered the national album charts in the following countries: #11: U.K. (dropped to 34 in second week!) #20: Ireland #22: Sweden #25: New Zealand #27: Italy #29: Norway #32: Germany #35: Finland #43: Canada #44: Austria #48: Switzerland #58: USA #76: Spain ...

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QUIET RIOT Putting Finishing Touches On Material For New Album

QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali has posted the following message on his official web site: "I have recently completed recording the drum tracks for two future tribute record releases. The track for THE BEATLES tribute is 'Magical Mystery Tour' and the track for the MÖTLEY CRÜE tribute is 'Dr. Feelgood', both of which I expect ...

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DEMIRICOUS Seek 'Angry Young People' For 'Vagrant Idol' Video Shoot

Indianapolis-based death/thrash metal band DEMIRICOUS have recruited acclaimed director Dale "Rage" Resteghini (HATEBREED, MUDVAYNE, ILL NINO, SHADOWS FALL) to helm their debut video for the track "Vagrant Idol". Co-directing will be Resteghini's protege Frankie Nasso (SWORN ENEMY, DANNY DIABLO, AUGUST BURNS RED). According to Dale, "The premise of the video is to help show that ...

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REB BEACH, STEPHEN PEARCY, KIP WINGER Audio Interviews Posted Online

StriglsMusicNews.com has posted episode 20 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. The episode is the first of a three part series spotlighting the VH1 Classic's "Metal Mania: Stripped Across America Tour 2005". Included in this episode are interviews co-host John Ostronomy conducted with Reb Beach (Kip Winger, Don Dokken), Kip Winger, Stephen Pearcy, and Frankie Wilsey ...

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A NEW REVOLUTION To Support DOPE: Dates Announced

A NEW REVOLUTION, the new Austin, Texas-based band featuring former SLAVES ON DOPE members Frank "Frankie" Salvaggio (bass) and Rob Urbani (drums), along with ex-UNLOCO singer Joey Duenas, will be supporting DOPE on the following dates: Nov. 26 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's (w/ KITTIE) Nov. 27 - Cedar Falls, IA @ 3rd St Nov. ...

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THE DARKNESS: New Video Posted Online

THE DARKNESS' video for their new single, "One Way Ticket" (audio), has been posted online at Kerrang.com. The song comes off the British rockers' second studio album, "One Way Ticket to Hell …and Back", which is scheduled for release on November 28 in the United Kingdom via Must Destroy/Atlantic and a ...

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KEVIN DUBROW Working On QUIET RIOT Music With GLENN HUGHES

QUIET RIOT frontman Kevin DuBrow has issued the following update on the songwriting process for the group's new studio CD: "I had the honor and privilege of spending my day here in Las Vegas working and vocal melodies and lyrics for the upcoming QUIET RIOT CD with the amazingly talented Glenn Hughes [DEEP PURPLE, BLACK ...

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THE DARKNESS Announce U.K. Arena Tour

British rockers THE DARKNESS have announced a U.K. arena tour in support of their upcoming CD, "One Way Ticket To Hell...And Back". The last time the band performed live was during their winter arena tour of 2004. In typical DARKNESS fashion, the tour saw them raising hell with some flaming incredible pyrotechnics, and charismatic frontman ...

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A NEW REVOLUTION Announce Live Dates

A NEW REVOLUTION, the new Austin, Texas-based band featuring former SLAVES ON DOPE members Frank "Frankie" Salvaggio (bass) and Rob Urbani (drums), along with ex-UNLOCO singer Joey Duenas, have lined up the following dates during October/November: Oct. 19 - The Whisky A Go Go - West Hollywood, CA Oct. 28 - Big E's - Edgerton, ...

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THE DARKNESS: New Album Track Listing Revealed

British rock act THE DARKNESS have finalized the track listing for their much-anticipated second album, "One Way Ticket to Hell... And Back", due on November 28 in the United Kingdom via Must Destroy/Atlantic and a day later in North America. First single "One Way Ticket" will be released commercially November 14 in the United Kingdom. ...

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ANTHRAX Bassist To Host MTV2's 'Headbangers Ball'

ANTHRAX bassist Frankie Bello will host MTV2's "Headbangers Ball" on Saturday, September 24 beginning at 10:00 p.m. EST. Joining Bello in the studio will be special guests THROWDOWN. ANTHRAX have just released most their most comprehensive "best of" collection ever issued, "Anthrology: No Hit Wonders (1985-1991)", and their first video compilation, the DVD "Anthrology: No ...

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THE DARKNESS Announce New Album Title, Release Date

THE DARKNESS have set "One Way Ticket To Hell... And Back" as the title of their much-anticipated second album, due on November 28. It will be preceeded by the first single from the record, "One Way Ticket", on November 14. The follow-up to "Permission to Land" will be THE DARKNESS' first release with new bassist ...

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ANTHRAX Bassist FRANKIE BELLO To Guest On 'YES' Ultimate Road Trip'

In the midst of America's obsession with reality television, the YES Network has created their first reality show entitled, "YES' Ultimate Road Trip". The show revolves around four die-hard Yankee fans who are provided the opportunity to follow the Yankees on the entire 162-game schedule. While essentially touring with the Yankees, the fans will perform ...

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JOEY BELLADONNA: I Would Have Rejoined ANTHRAX Even If FRANK And DANNY Weren't Involved

Blasting-Zone.com recently conducted an in-depth interview with ANTHRAX frontman Joey Belladonna. Several excerpts follow: Blasting-Zone.com: In your opinion, how has the tour gone thus far? Joey: "I think it went quite good. We're working really well together. Everyone's having a very good time working together and we're performing well. There's nothing to complain ...

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THE DARKNESS Frontman: Former Bassist POULLAIN Alienated Himself

Irish Examiner is reporting that THE DARKNESS frontman Justin Hawkins is horrified his former bandmate Frankie Poullain has publicly slammed him for freezing him out of the band — as he insists the bassist alienated himself. Hawkins admits his initial claims that they parted company with Poullain because of "musical differences" were untrue, as the ...

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THE DARKNESS Frontman Happy To Remove 'Tumor' FRANKIE POULLAIN

THE DARKNESS frontman Justin Hawkins recently spoke with Kerrang! magazine about the rift that caused basist Frankie Poullain's departure in March. "It was like having a tumor and you're doing your best to over-compensate, saying, 'Hey it's like having an extra arm," Hawkins explained. "But at the end of the day when you get rid ...

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Counting Hallways to the Left - EMBRACE THE END

Sacramento's EMBRACE THE END are another in a long line of metalcore bruisers on the Abacus label, albeit the more brutal end of metalcore with plenty of deathcore parts and absolutely no crooning. As devastating as the music may be, it's not devoid of melody; the Swedish style melodic twin guitar leads make sure of ...

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