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THREAT SIGNAL: Tour Dates Announced

Canadian metallers THREAT SIGNAL have lined up the following dates: Jan. 25 - Phil's - Waterloo, ONT Feb. 03 - Call The Office - London, ONT Feb. 10 - Underground - Hamilton, ONT Mar. 04 - Dingbatz - Clifton, NJ Mar. 05 - Mccoy's - Commack, NY Mar. 06 - JC Maxey's - Bridgeport, WV ...

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BLOODSIMPLE To Begin Mixing New Album Next Week

BLOODSIMPLE vocalist Tim Williams (ex-VISION OF DISORDER) has issued the following update: "Well, friends, it's been quite a year looking back on '06. It's been a long haul for BLOODSIMPLE since we quit the road back in July. Although since we have been home, we've been very, very busy. Our new [second] record is pretty ...

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Between Two Worlds - I

How appropriate that this debut album from Abbath's I is called "Between Two Worlds". It is in a fact a fusing of the mammoth black metal anthems of the mighty IMMORTAL and a pronounced rock 'n' groove component that borrows from the likes of MOTÖRHEAD. However, "I" does not mimic the blackened rock 'n' roll ...

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MASTERY: Tour Dates Announced

Toronto "instrumental" thrash band MASTERY has announced the dates for its headlining tour in support of the band's Corporate Punishment Records debut album, "Lethal Legacy". MASTERY's new album "Lethal Legacy" has been receiving major praise within the metal community since its release. Metal Maniacs said, "While 'Lethal Legacy' pays homage to the classic thrash of ...

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GODSMACK Singer To Tap Into Acting During Break

Launch Radio Networks reports: GODSMACK plans to take some time off at the beginning of 2007 so that a couple of members can pursue some personal projects. Bassist Robbie Merrill and his wife are expecting their first child, a girl, while singer Sully Erna will publish his first book. Erna told Launch what else is ...

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Report: Loud, Proud And Metal To The Core

Iain Shedden of The Australian reports: Headbanging is a multi-skilled occupation. There is, for example, the side to side, which involves shaking the head while whipping one's hair around with each motion. Then there's the whiplash, a particularly violent procedure developed by AC/DC's Angus Young that sends the hair all over the shop ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY Announces Bassist For 'Metal In America' Tour

Former RATT singer Stephen Pearcy has announced that he will be joined by bassist Jerry Scott on his upcoming "Metal In America 2006" tour, which is scheduled to kick off at the end of the month. Jerry's credits include playing with BAD COMPANY's Brian Howe and MOLLY HATCHET. Pearcy recently released a live DVD, entitled ...

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'Guitar Hero II': Final Track Listing Revealed

According to IGN, the final track listing has been revealed for the upcoming PS2/Xbox 360 video game "Guitar Hero II", due on November 7. Totaling 40 tunes in all, spread over eight difficulty levels, the new game seems to have an even wider range of rock-oriented music than the first time out. From ...

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MEGADETH, AEROSMITH Added To 'Guitar Hero II'

MEGADETH's "Hangar 18" and AEROSMITH's "Last Child" are among the latest artists to be confirmed for the "Guitar Hero" PlayStation 2 videogame sequel. The following songs have been confirmed so far: ALICE IN CHAINS - "Them Bones" ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - "Jessica" ANTHRAX - "Madhouse" AVENGED SEVENFOLD - "Beast And The Harlot" BLACK SABBATH - ...

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CHRIS CAFFERY's 'Bizarre Gardening Accident'

Guitarist Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) has posted the following message on his MySpace page: "Clearing a 15-foot pile of logs and rubbish along the property line. Wanted to plant a cool bush there. Had about a 10-foot log I decided to lift over the fence. Log slipped out of my hands, fell over the ...

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L.A. GUNS: Tour Dates Announced

L.A. GUNS has announced the following dates in October/November: Oct. 08 - Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go Oct. 31 - Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory Nov. 11 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Pepsi Cola Roadhouse (w/ RATT) Nov. 25 - San Vincento, CA @ Tap Daddy's As previously reported, Shrapnel Records has set a ...

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DAVE NAVARRO's 'Amazing Lesson In Humility'

THE PANIC CHANNEL guitarist Dave Navarro (ex-JANE'S ADDICTION) has posted the following message on his official web site following a weekend trip to Las Vegas: "The best part of my trip, the most enlightening part, was the flight home. I was seated next to an elderly woman who asked me about my tattoos. She then ...

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Born In Hell - VIKING SKULL

From THE DARKNESS to ANDREW W.K. to MANITOBA'S WILD KINGDOM and all the way back to SPINAL TAP, the question has been raised — how deliberately flat-out corny and ironic can a band be and still rock? Swaggering U.K. cock-rockers VIKING SKULL (yeah, I know, I thought it was gonna be power metal too) won't ...

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THE GATHERING To Perform At Germany's POPKOMM Convention

THE GATHERING drummer Hans Rutten has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "We will participate at the German's Popkomm [convention] this year, playing in Berlin the 22nd of September 2006. Hope you all will be there, as our German actions are rare these days. We hope to play more in 2007, ...

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