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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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THE DARKNESS Announce New Bassist

Billboard.com is reporting that British rock act THE DARKNESS have named Richie Edwards as their full-time bass player. For the past two years, Edwards has toured extensively with the band as its guitar technician. The former ONION TRUMP member has also assisted THE DARKNESS with their equipment in the studio throughout the recording ...

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Former THE DARKNESS Bassist: I Was Fired

Former THE DARKNESS bassist Frankie Poullain has broken his silence regarding his departure from the group. Although Poullain's exit from the band (which happened on March 23) was initially attributed to "musical differences," the bassist has now confirmed to NME.COM that he was in fact fired. "Against my wishes I have been forced out of ...

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THE DARKNESS: New Album Update

According to a report on Xfm Online, THE DARKNESS have now left the Welsh studio they were based in for the past few months recording their new album and have moved to a London studio to complete guitarist Dan Hawkins' guitar parts and singer Justin Hawkins' vocals. As for indications of what the ...

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ASHES FROM ASHES Become A NEW REVOLUTION

Due to "legal issues," ASHES FROM ASHES (formerly ASHES II ASHES) — 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 changed their name to A NEW REVOLUTION. "Let's hope this one sticks," the band write in ...

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THE DARKNESS Slam Replacement Bassist Rumors

Despite tabloid rumors to the contrary, THE DARKNESS have not replaced their recently departed bassist Frankie Poullain with one of their roadies, reports Xfm Online. News that bassist Poullain had parted company with the band arrived earlier this week (May 23) with an official statement citing irrevocable “musical differences” as the reason for ...

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QUIET RIOT Prepare For Summer Tour; Are Featured On 'The Simpsons'

Having just returned from two weeks in the Republic of Korea performing concerts for U.S. armed forces personnel, QUIET RIOT is preparing for their participation in this year's Rock Never Stops tour along with CINDERELLA, RATT and FIREHOUSE. "QUIET RIOT has been very busy this year with international dates that have included concerts in Spain, ...

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THE DARKNESS Split With Bassist

According to a posting on THE DARKNESS' official web site, bassist Frankie Poullain is no longer a member of the band. "Remaining members have cited musical differences as the reason for his departure," the posting adds. "A replacement will be announced within coming months." THE DARKNESS are currently working on their sophomore album with legendary ...

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QUIET RIOT, SKID ROW: Korean Tour Dates Announced

According to AFN Korea, QUIET RIOT and SKID ROW will tour military posts throughout Korea beginning on May 12. QUIET RIOT's first album "Metal Health" was released in 1983. The band opened for ZZ TOP, IRON MAIDEN, and BLACK SABBATH before headlining their own shows. Composed of vocalist Kevin Dubrow, drummer Frankie Banali, ...

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QUIET RIOT To Enter Studio In September

QUIET RIOT frontman Kevin DuBrow recently spoke to Glam-Metal.com about the group's plans for their next studio album, tentatively due in early 2006. A couple of excerpts from the interview follow: Glam-Metal.com: What kind of sound are you aiming for [on the next QUIET RIOT album]? Is it modern, or bluesy like your ...

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ANTHRAX Singer To Guest On 'Metal Reigns' Internet Radio Show

ANTHRAX vocalist Joey Belladonna will be featured on this week's "Metal Reigns" radio show, which broadcasts Mondays on Megarock Radio at 7:00 p.m. EST. After splitting up 13 years ago, ANTHRAX's classic lineup of Charlie Benante, Joey Belladonna, Frankie Bello, Scott Ian and Danny Spitz will tour together this summer, beginning with three warm-up shows ...

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ANTHRAX Drummer: Reunion Shows Will Be 'Very Exciting'

ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante spoke to Jonathon Moran of Australia's The Daily Telegraph this week about the group's upcoming "reunion" tour, which is scheduled to hit Australia in May. After a 13-year break, ANTHRAX's "classic" lineup of Benante, Joey Belladonna (vocals), Frankie Bello (bass), Scott Ian (guitar) and Danny Spitz (guitar) will tour together, beginning ...

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ASHES II ASHES To Record New Material For Upcoming EP

ASHES II ASHES, 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, be re-entering Matchbox Studios on April 25 with producer Dwight Baker to record more songs that will most likely be released as an EP later in the ...

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