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DAVID LEE ROTH: Classic Recordings To Be Reissued

On April 3, 2007, Friday Music will re-release three much-sought-after classic recordings from the legendary DAVID LEE ROTH Warner Brothers catalog: "A Little Ain't Enough" (FRM 1054), "Your Filthy Little Mouth" (FRM 1055) and the highly collectable "Sonrisa Salvaje" (FRM 1053) ("Eat 'Em and Smile" sung in Spanish). All three albums have been re-mastered by ...

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You are the Lamb - IAMTHETHORN

Canada's Goodfellow Records has consistently unearthed the kind of bands that scrape, crawl, and destroy in fine sludge and hardcore fashion. Add Seattle's IAMTHETHORN to that list. Debut EP "You Are the Lamb" is 23 minutes of EYEHATEGOD-style angry sludge and doom, in this case with the boys pissed off about all things religion. The ...

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RUSH Engineer Comments On New Album

According to a posting on the RUSH fan site Power Windows, producer/engineer Rich Chycki has commented on the new RUSH album, "Snakes & Arrows", which he recorded and alongside Nick Raskulinecz. "Recording was completed at Allaire Studios in Shokan, New York during November/December 2006," Chycki writes on his blog. "I mixed the CD ...

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Former THE ESOTERIC Drummer Joins WES BORLAND's BLACK LIGHT BURNS

Drummer Marshall Kilpatric (ex-THE ESOTERIC, TODAY IS THE DAY) has officially joined BLACK LIGHT BURNS. Fronted by Wes Borland (ex-LIMP BIZKIT, BIG DUMB FACE, FROM FIRST TO LAST), the group also consists of Danny Lohner (ex-NINE INCH NAILS, A PERFECT CIRCLE), and Nick Annis (OPEN HAND), with other members yet to be announced. Kilpatric is ...

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North Carolina's SLAVEMACHINE Resurrected

North Carolina metal act SLAVEMACHINE has reformed two years after disbanding due to personal differences. Lead vocalist and founding member Ryan Taylor said, "We've been thinking about this for over a year now, and it just feels like the right time to launch the band again. We've received numerous emails and phone calls to do ...

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EWIGKEIT Mainman: 'I'm Sick Of The Way The Whole Arse-Kissing Music Industry Works'

Mainman James Fogarty of the English experimental metal project EWIGKEIT has reportedly severed all ties with the music industry by burning all record contracts (a total of five), and has systematically burnt the "rule book" and reclaimed intellectual copyright over all previous recorded music. After mutually agreed separation from Earache Records (who released EWIGKEIT's "Radio ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Members File Lawsuit To Stop Sales Of Concert Memorabilia And Merchandise

Members of LED ZEPPELIN are among the musicians who are taking a music memorabilia web site owner to court, claiming he is illegally selling vintage recordings and memorabilia. The lawsuit was filed in San Francisco in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California against William Sagan, who operates a web site, WolfgangsVault.com, through which ...

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HIMSA Signs Worldwide Deal With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Century Media Records has announced the signing of HIMSA. The Seattle-based metal quintet’s ferocious blend of melodic, unrelenting thrash speed mixed with old-school influences resulted in a savage, unique and uncompromising sound that was welcome, refreshing and undeniable. The group continued to carve out their own unique niche in the scene through relentless touring alongside ...

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MARILYN MANSON: Two Songs Away From A Finished Album

MARILYN MANSON told Rolling Stone magazine at the October 31 opening of his new Hollywood art gallery, the Celebritarian Corporation Gallery of Fine Art, that heis nearly done with an album set for a 2007 release. "The process of opening a gallery ended up inspiring me to make a new record," he said. "We're about ...

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ANOREXIA NERVOSA Goes On Hiatus

Guitarist Stefan Bayle of the French black metallers ANOREXIA NERVOSA has issued the following update on the band's current status (translated from French): "It's been a while since there has been any news from the ANOREXIA NERVOSA camp, and I think that it is time to give a progress report on the group. "The departure ...

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IAMTHETHORN Signs With GOODFELLOW RECORDS

Seattle quartet IAMTHETHORN has inked a deal with Goodfellow Records. Featuring Johnny Pettibone (HIMSA, NINE IRON SPITFIRE, GENUINE, UNDERTOW) on vocals, Aaron Edge (GRIEVOUS, HAULER, GENUINE, HARKONEN, HIMSA, CHRIST, HELLEPHANT) on guitar and screams, Joe Axler (SKARP, BOOK OF BLACK EARTH, SPLATTERHOUSE) on drums and Jerad Shealey (RECEDER) on bass, the band plays in a ...

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ANDREAS KISSER: There Will Be No SEPULTURA Reunion In 2007

Thorsten Zahn, chief editor of Germany's Metal Hammer magazine (web site), recently conducted an exclusive interview with SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser about the persistent rumors of a reunion with the band's former frontman, Max Cavalera. What follows is a transcript of the interview in its entirety (English-language translation provided to BLABBERMOUTH.NET by Thorsten ...

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MASTODON Is Thrilled To Be Touring With TOOL

Drummer Brann Dailor of Atlanta progressive hard rockers MASTODON has told AOL Music that the band is thrilled to play support for TOOL during the latter group's European headlining tour. "I love TOOL," Dailor told AOL Music. "They're one of the only bands that's been able to be a gigantic rock band selling ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: View From The Side Of The Stage

Longtime GUNS N' ROSES associate Del James has released the following report via the band's official web site: "Hello and welcome to 'View From The Side Of The Stage.' I was asked to write a column for GunsNRoses.com and have mixed emotions about doing so. I have a 21-year history with GUNS N' ROSES dating ...

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SOULLESS Signs With WORLDCHAOS PRODUCTION

Cleveland, Ohio-based thrash/death metallers SOULLESS have inked a deal with WorldChaos Production. "We are honored to be alongside such metal greats as TERROR SQUAD, KINGS EVIL, GRIMFORCE and many others," the group writes in a statement. "WorldChaos is a label of integrity with an amazing work ethic known for putting exceptional effort into all of ...

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The Fierce Urgency of Now - PASSION

Just when you think hardcore has become harmless and lyrically irrelevant, Philadelphia's PASSION kicks you square in the teeth with an album like "The Fierce Urgency of Now". With a decidedly metallic bite and a firm grasp of arrangement variety, "The Fierce Urgency of Now" is heavy in the way that an INTEGRITY album is ...

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Same Shit But Different - END OF ALL

It's Swedish thrash and it's hardcore, but it is not metalcore. That's bound to please more than a handful of purists out there. Then again, what would you expect from a crust/hardcore/grind label with good taste and integrity like Crimes Against Humanity? Sweden's END OF ALL features an ex member of WOLFPACK and on "Same ...

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HATEBREED Comments On Former Guitarist's Passing

HATEBREED has issued the following statement regarding the passing of its former guitarist Lou "Boulder" Richards: "As many of you may have heard, and we were sorry to learn, our former guitar player Lou 'Boulder' Richards passed away yesterday. It is very unfortunate that he could not see any other way to conquer his demons. ...

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Former HATEBREED Guitarist Passes Away

According to several online sources, including postings on the band's official MySpace page, former HATEBREED guitarist Lou "Boulder" Richards — who appeared on the group's "Satisfaction is the Death Of Desire" (1997) and "Perseverance" (2002) releases before leaving the band in May of 2002 — has died. No further details are currently available. ...

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Accept Death - ACCEPT DEATH

I'll put Northeast Ohio's heavy music collective against any region in the world when it comes to churning out raggedy hate metal and sludge punishment that is from the heart and convincingly soul-burning. It is a fact of which England's Retribute Records is keenly aware, making it no surprise that the label signed a band ...

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PASSION Signs With GOODFELLOW RECORDS

Goodfellow Records has announced the signings of Philadelphia, PA-based hardcore quintet PASSION. The group's new album, "The Fierce Urgency of Now", is scheduled for release on October 10. According to a press release, "PASSION is set on a goal that surpasses playing music. That goal is to bring their own brand of furious, metal-driven hardcore ...

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