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PAPA ROACH: More 'Zippo' Dates Come To Light

Launch Radio Networks reports: A more complete itinerary has been revealed for the Zippo Hot Tour, which will begin on November 13 in Norfolk, Virginia with PAPA ROACH headlining. More than a thousand unsigned bands competed in "battle of the band" contests across the country to win the grand prize of an opening slot on ...

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GLYDER To Record New Album With Producer CHRIS TSANGARIDES

Irish rockers GLYDER will return to the studio in January with legendary producer Chris Tsangarides (JUDAS PRIEST, ANVIL) to record the follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut. A spring 2007 release is expected. GLYDER is described in its official bio as "a living, breathing, organic, visceral, gloriously retro young Irish hard rock band from a ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS: U.S Show Details Announced

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metal band VICIOUS RUMORS will play three shows in California in late October prior to its European tour with BEYOND FEAR and COURAGEOUS (which runs from Oct. 31 to Nov. 19). The dates are as follows: Oct. 21 - John Mclaren Park - San Francisco, CA (3:00 p.m. show) Oct. ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS: California Dates Announced

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metal band VICIOUS RUMORS will play three shows in California in late October prior to its European tour with BEYOND FEAR and COURAGEOUS (which runs from Oct. 31 to Nov. 19). The dates are as follows (venue details to follow): Oct. 20 - San Francisco, CA @ TBA Oct. 25 ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Schedules Headlining Shows In Japan

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metal band VICIOUS RUMORS has confirmed two headlining shows in Tokyo, Japan, to take place shortly following its upcoming European tour with BEYOND FEAR and COURAGEOUS (which runs from Oct. 31 to Nov. 19). More information will be made available soon. VICIOUS RUMORS will release its new album, "Warball", in ...

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MEGADETH: More Japanese Dates Announced

MEGADETH has scheduled headlining gigs in Kawasaki and Nagoya, Japan in October immediately prior to and following the band's appearance at the Loud Park 06 festival. The group's Japanese and Australian schedule is now shaping up as follows: Oct. 13 - Kawasaki, JPN - Club Citta Oct. 14 - Tokyo, JPN - Loud Park 06 ...

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ANVIL To Guest On KNAC.COM This Sunday

Long-running Canadian metal veterans ANVIL will be making an appearance on DJ Will's specialty underground metal program "The Vault" on KNAC.COM this Sunday, September 24 at 11:00 a.m. PST. The band, currently featuring original members Lips and Robb Reiner, will be discussing the progress being made on their upcoming CD "This Is Thirteen" ("TIT" for ...

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CATHEDRAL Confirmed For Japan's LOUD PARK 06 Festival

According to a posting on CATHEDRAL's official web site, the veteran British doom/stoner band has been confirmed for the Loud Park 06 festival, set to take place October 14-15, 2006 at the Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Halls 9-11 in Tokyo, Japan. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: Saturday, October 14: MEGADETH MINISTRY ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS: 'Warball' Audio Samples Available

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metal band VICIOUS RUMORS has uploaded two short samples from its upcoming "Warball" abum — "Sonic Rebellion" and "Mr. Miracle" — at its official web site. Due on October 8 via Mascot Records, "Warball" was recorded at Trident Studios in Pacheco, CA by Geoff Thorpe and Juan J. ...

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MARTYR Signs To GALY RECORDS For New Album And Reissues

Galy Records has announced the release of MARTYR's highly anticipated third studio album, "Feeding the Abscess". The new CD was recorded and mixed by Pierre Rémillard (ANVIL, GORGUTS, CRYPTOPSY, KRISIUN) and will be mastered by Alan Douches. A release date is set for October 31. Demo tracks and other unreleased tracks can be heard (not ...

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ANVIL Confirmed For Japan's LOUD PARK 06 Festival

According to a posting on ANVIL's official web site, the veteran Canadian metal band has been confirmed for the Loud Park 06 festival, set to take place October 14-15, 2006 at the Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Halls 9-11 in Tokyo, Japan. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: Saturday, October 14: MEGADETH MINISTRY ...

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ANVIL Guitarist Marries The Band's Manager: Photos Available

ANVIL guitarist Ivan Hurd married the band's manager, Tiziana Valsangiacomo (a.k.a. Tiziana Arrigoni of Sol Music), on August 12 in McKellar, Ontario, Canada. Said the happy couple in a statement: "Tiziana and Ivan Hurd thank all ANVIL fans about all congratulations that we received. You are in our hearts!" Check out pictures of the newlyweds ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS: 'Warball' Artwork Revealed

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have posted the cover artwork for their new album, "Warball", at this location. Due in October via Mascot Records, the CD was recorded at Trident Studios in Pacheco, CA by Geoff Thorpe and Juan J. Orteaga and includes lead-guitar contributions from Brad Gillis (NIGHT RANGER) ...

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MIKE PATTON's IPECAC RECORDINGS Inks Distribution Deal With FONTANA

Fontana, the independent distribution arm of Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company, has signed an exclusive distribution deal with Ipecac Recordings, the record label owned by lauded artist, songwriter and producer Mike Patton (FAITH NO MORE, MR. BUNGLE, FANTÔMAS, TOMAHAWK, MALDOROR, LOVAGE) and his manager, Greg Werckman (Alternative Tentacles Records, Mercury Records). The ...

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ANVIL Guitarist To Marry The Band's Manager

ANVIL guitarist Ivan Hurd will marry the band's manager, Tiziana Valsangiacomo (a.k.a. Tiziana Arrigoni of Sol Music), on Saturday, August 12 in McKellar, Ontario, Canada. ANVIL recently re-teamed with producer Chris Tsangarides for the first time since 1983's classic "Forged in Fire" album to record their new CD, "This Is Thirteen" (or "TIT" for short). ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Complete Work On 'Warball'

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have completed work on their new album, "Warball", due in October via Mascot Records. The CD was recorded at Trident Studios in Pacheco, CA by Geoff Thorpe and Juan J. Orteaga and includes lead-guitar contributions from Brad Gillis (NIGHT RANGER) and Thaen Rassmussen (ANVIL CHORUS). The group's ...

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UNEARTHLY TRANCE, FACEDOWNINSHIT, F*CK THE FACTS To Team Up For CONTAMINATION TOUR

Relapse Records has announced the 2006 installment of the Contamination Tour. Contamination 2006 will feature fresh Relapse signings UNEARTHLY TRANCE, FACEDOWNINSHIT and FUCK THE FACTS with special guest appearances by label mates JUCIFER, BURIED INSIDE, MINSK and more in various cities throughout the tour. The trek will kick off on September 2 in Philadelphia and ...

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Fat, Ugly and Still (A)live - TANKARD

This is one big, beer-swilling thrash party of a DVD; it is as simple as that. Long-time German thrashers TANKARD never tried to be anything more than a group of fun-loving booze hounds that happen to play some pretty darn catchy thrash metal. Let's get the basics out of the way first. This two-disc set ...

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LEATHERWOLF Frontman Reports On BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

LEATHERWOLF frontman Wade Black (ex-CRIMSON GLORY, SEVEN WITCHES) has sent the following message to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "A bit of news from the Bang Your Head!!! festival in Germany. it was put together well. Things went very smooth. It was about 4,000 when LEATHERWOLF started and an estimated 20,000 at peak WHITESNAKE time! When it was our ...

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COMMUNIC Replace EXODUS AT Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

Norwegian progressive/power metal band COMMUNIC, who feature in their ranks ex-SCARIOT members Oddleif Stensland (vocals) and Tor Atle Andersen (drums), have reportedly replaced EXODUS on the billing of this year's Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 23-24, 2006 in Balingen, Germany. The running order is now shaping up as follows: Friday, June ...

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DARKANE Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

Swedish high-energy thrashers DARKANE have been confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 23-25 in Dessel, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 23: WHITESNAKE LACUNA COIL SATYRICON DIE KRUPPS MOONSPELL MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP EVERGREY EDGUY TRIVIUM Y&T THE GATHERING LEAVES' EYES STREAM OF PASSION GOJIRA SOILWORK ...

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EXODUS Pull Out Of Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers EXODUS have cancelled their previously announced appearance at this year's installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 23-24, 2006 in Balingen, Germany. The festival organizers have issued the following statement on the matter: "Having cooperatively solved several organisational problems in advance and acommodating the ...

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ANVIL CHORUS To Perform At 2006 HAIGHT ST. FAIR

Legendary Bay Area metal band ANVIL CHORUS will be playing at the 2006 Haight St. Fair on Sunday, June 11 in San Francisco, California. The group's current lineup consists of the following: Thaen Rasmussen - Guitar Aaron Zimpel - Bass, Lead Vocals Joe Bennett - Drums Phil Bennett - Keyboards Carlos Hernandez – Guitar ANVIL ...

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KAMELOT Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

American/Norwegian melodic metallers KAMELOT have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 8-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ALICE COOPER ANVIL ARCH ENEMY BALDROOM BLITZ BLITZKRIEG BONFIRE BULLET CACTUS CATHEDRAL CELTIC FROST CLOUDSCAPE CRUCIFIED BARBARA DEEP PURPLE ...

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ANCIENT RITES Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

Belgian metallers ANCIENT RITES have been confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 23-25 in Dessel, Belgium. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 23: WHITESNAKE LACUNA COIL SATYRICON SEVENDUST MOONSPELL MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP EVERGREY EDGUY TRIVIUM Y&T THE GATHERING LEAVES' EYES STREAM OF PASSION GOJIRA SOILWORK 36 ...

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