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KING'S X Frontman DOUG PINNICK: New Solo Album Details Revealed

KING'S X bassist/vocalist Doug "dUg" Pinnick will release his visceral, loose, jam-heavy new solo effort, "Strum Sum Up", on November 20 via Magna Carta Records. Like a slice of Pinnick's raw essence, "Strum Sum Up" is so free, so instinctual; it's Pinnick, as you've never heard him before. This raw, wah-wah-injected groove machine is powered ...

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UNMERCIFUL To Enter Studio In The Spring

Topeka, Kansas-based death metallers UNMERCIFUL, featuring ex-ORIGIN members Clint Appelhanz (guitar) and James King (drums), will enter the studio in the spring of 2008 to record their next full-length effort, entitled "Pummeled out of Existence". A summer release via Unique Leader Records is expected. UNMERCIFUL is: Clint Applehanz - Guitars, Vocals James King - Drums ...

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MEGADETH Mainman Answers Fans' Questions

MEGADETH's ultimate box set, "Warchest", is in stores now. The 4-CD+DVD collection features more than six hours of digitally remastered content, hand-selected by Dave Mustaine, including 33 previously unreleased tracks. To support the release of "Warchest", Megadeth.com has developed a new interactive fan experience. Dave has recorded videotaped answers to more than 100 questions, ranging ...

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Tunisia's MYRATH To Release Debut In October

MYRATH, a progressive metal band from Tunisia (founded in 2001 by guitarist Malek Ben Arbia), will release its debut album, "Hope", on October 22 via the French label Brennus Music. The CD was recorded, mixed and produced by Kevin Codfert (ADAGIO keybardist), who met the band on March 24, 2006 when MYRATH opened for ADAGIO ...

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Ex-BORKNAGAR/EMPEROR/SATYRICON Bassist Selling Fretless Bass

Norwegian bassist Jan Erik Tiwaz (a.k.a. Tyr) (ex-BORKNAGAR, EMPEROR, SATYRICON, THORNBUND), who currently resides in Montreal, Canada, is auctioning the six-string fretless bass that he used during the recording sessions for BORKNAGAR's "Origin". According to Tyr, the bass "has only been used for two BORKNAGAR gigs and one gig with VINTERSORG, so the bass hasn't ...

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BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME: Experience New Album One Song At A Time

Raleigh, North Carolina-based progressive metalcore quintet BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME will bring a full-on audio and visual assault to everyone's computer screen starting today (Tuesday, September 4) in anticipation of their new album, "Colors" (in stores September 18). Clocking in at a beefy 64 minutes, "Colors" can be experienced one song at a time ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Discusses 'Halloween'; Video Available

Rob Zombie's remake of the horror classic "Halloween" stabs its way back into theaters on Friday, August 31, following the release of the soundtrack last week. In addition to directing, Rob Zombie also had a major influence on the music used in the new movie. Zombie tapped composer Tyler Bates ("300", "Grindhouse", "The Devil's Rejects") ...

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ALCATRAZZ: Behind-The-Scenes Biography Posted Online

Founding ALCATRAZZ members Jimmy Waldo (keyboards), Gary Shea (bass) and Jan Uvena (drums) have posted a lengthy behind-the-scenes biography at this location. The site covers the full story of the band, from its initial formation through three ex-guitar players, Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai and Danny Johnson, up to their current axeman Stig Mathisen. ...

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HELMET: New Song Posted Online

HELMET's new song "Revenge Destroys Everything" has been posted on the group's MySpace page. The track will be featured in legendary comic book creators Paul Jenkins (Wolverine Origin, Frontlines) and Rob Prior's (Spawn The Impaler, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" TV show, EFX) new original motion picture "Tatua". HELMET has lined up the following ...

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Guitarist JEREMY TURNER Rejoins ORIGIN

Guitarist Jeremy Turner has rejoined Kansas-based death metallers ORIGIN and will be participating in the writing and recording sessions for the group's next CD. Commented the group in a statement: "We are excited to be jamming with one of the genre's most respected players and are happy that he is back in the band." ORIGIN's ...

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HELMET Schedules Dates With BURNING BRIDES

HELMET has lined up the following dates with BURNING BRIDES: Aug. 25 - Minneapolis, MN @ Grumpy's Aug. 27 - Columbus, OH @ Ravari Room Aug. 28 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's Aug. 29 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick Aug. 30 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue Aug. 31 - Cudahy, WI @ Vnuk's ...

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HELMET Teams Up With Comic Icons For New Feature Film

HELMET mainman Page Hamilton will appear at this year's Comic-Con International convention in San Diego, California. Hamilton will speak on a panel along with legendary comic book creators Paul Jenkins (Wolverine Origin, Frontlines) and Rob Prior (Spawn The Impaler, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" TV show, EFX) on Friday, July 27 at 3:30 p.m. in the ...

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MITHRAS Mastermind Launches GALACTIC RECORDS

Founded by MITHRAS mastermind Leon Macey, Galactic Records launched in late 2006 and brought with it two exceptional debut releases from two very different artists: the U.K.'s fastest-rising death metal contenders SARPANITUM and Welsh/Swedish atmospheric instrumental hybrid SEPIA DREAMER. "SARPANITUM are an anomaly in the U.K. death metal scene. Their debut for us, 'Despoilment Of ...

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Dead Center - SELF TORTURE

SELF TORTURE's "Dead Center" is the sound of rage, no two ways about it. The style is unequivocally hardcore with a sharp metallic edge that turns otherwise standard hardcore fare (albeit, the "true" kind) into something a tad more engrossing. A very tight and full mix, courtesy of Erkan Tatoglu, that gives the riffs a ...

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GRAHAM BONNET: ALCATRAZZ Tour Has Been Huge Success

The following message has been posted on the web site of legendary singer Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI): "ALCATRAZZ is now touring Japan and has finished three shows in Tokyo/Osaka, and only the last gig in Sapporo is left now. Apparently the tour has been HUGE success so far! The tickets are ...

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GRAHAM BONNET Threatened With Lawsuit Over Use Of ALCATRAZZ Name

Former ALCATRAZZ members Jimmy Waldo (keyboards), Gary Shea (bass) and Jan Uvena (drums) have sent a "cease-and-desist" letter to the group's singer, Graham Bonnet, requesting that he stop calling his new band ALCATRAZZ in violation of their intellectual property rights. An excerpt from the letter, dated May 23, 2007, follows: "[Jimmy Waldo, Gary Shea and ...

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DROWNING POOL Launches Podcast Series

Dallas-based metallers DROWNING POOL have just launched their podcast series on iTunes. The band will release a new episode to the podcast every week up to the July 24 release of its new album, "Full Circle". The podcasts offer their fans a glimpse of never before seen footage of the recording process, interviews, and their ...

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