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SONIC X Select Producer For Sophomore CD

Toronto-based hard rockers SONIC X have hired Warren Cooper to co produce and engineer the follow-up to their critically acclaimed self-titled debut CD. Warren co-engineered the SONIC X debut CD and this time will have a bigger role in the overall recording and production of the new record, which is slated for release in the ...

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VALUME NOB: Live Video Posted Online

VALUME NOB, the Louisiana based band featuring CROWBAR/DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein on bass, have uploaded a live video clip at this location (Windows Media). As previously reported, VALUME NOB have set "Residue and Bones" as the title of their upcoming full-length debut, tentatively due before the end of the year. The CD will ...

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VALUME NOB Name New Album

VALUME NOB, the Louisiana based band featuring CROWBAR/DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein on bass, have set "Residue and Bones" as the title of their upcoming full-length debut, tentatively due before the end of the year. The CD will be recorded at American studios in Los Angeles beginning mid-June with engineer Warren Riker (DOWN, CROWBAR). "We are ...

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CATHEDRAL To Enter Studio This Month

British doomsters CATHEDRAL will enter New Rising studios later this month with producer Warren Ryker (DOWN, CROWBAR) to record their eighth full-length album. Tentatively titled "The Garden of Unearthly Delights", the follow-up to 2002's "The VIIth Coming" marks the band's debut release for new home, Nuclear Blast. When asked to comment, vocalist Lee Dorrian had ...

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VALUME NOB To Record Full-Length Debut In June

VALUME NOB, the Louisiana based band featuring CROWBAR/DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein on bass, have posted the following message on their official web site: "At last, VALUME NOB is back in full swing. Kirk just arrived back in town last night from a two-month CROWBAR run. We are set to begin rehearsing for our record beginning ...

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First CORROSION OF CONFORMITY/CROWBAR Tour Dates Announced

CROWBAR have been confirmed as direct support on CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's upcoming summer headline tour. Set to kick off June 2 at The Vogue in Indianapolis it is planned to run into early July. The tour is CROWBAR's second U.S. run in support of their latest album, "Lifesblood for the Downtrodden". "Lifesblood for the Downtrodden" ...

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Drummer ERIC SINGER To Appear At NY KISS EXPO AND HARD ROCK CONVENTION

KISS/ALICE COOPER drummer Eric Singer will be appearing at the 19th Annual New York KISS Expo and Hard Rock Collectors Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2005, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Secaucus New Jersey. Other scheduled guests include Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (HALFORD, TESTAMENT, SEBASTIAN BACH), Lydia ...

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CROWBAR To Tour With CORROSION OF CONFORMITY This Summer

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR have abandoned plans to embark on a U.S. headlining tour during June/July. According to a post on the group's wbe site, CROWBAR are now working out details to tour with CORROSION OF CONFORMITY during that time. CROWBAR are continuing to tour in support of their latest album, "Lifesblood for the Downtrodden", ...

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CROWBAR: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR have announced the following U.S. dates during May/June: May 29 - Creepy Crawl - St. Louis, MO May 30 - TBA May 31 - El Terrson - Kansas City, MO Jun. 01 - Hi Tone - Memphis, TN Jun. 02 - Bricktown Live - Oklahoma City, OK Jun. 03 - Gypsy ...

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NIRVANA: Unofficial DVD Releases Hit The Market

A Kurt Cobain documentary, "The Early Life of a Legend", featuring biographical information, film footage and exclusive interviews with those closest to NIRVANA, is now available at all major record stores and can also be purchased via the Chrome Dreams web site and Amazon store. An Amazon.com description of the DVD follows: "Ten years after ...

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ON A PALE HORSE To Release New Album In May

According to StonerRock.com, ON A PALE HORSE, the band featuring ex-SLIPKNOT guitarist Josh Brainard, will be releasing their sophomore album, "Amplify the Circle", in May via Mushroom Cloud Records. The follow-up to "Black Is Not the Darkest Colour" was produced by Warren Riker (DOWN, CROWBAR) and is said to be "the most diverse ...

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Former MÖTLEY CRÜE Singer To Appear At INDY KISS EXPO

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE lead singer John Corabi will appear on Sunday, March 6 at the Indy KISS Expo. John will be at the KISS Asylum booth to sign autographs and chat with fans. John will also join UNION bandmate Bruce Kulick for an accoustic set. In addition, the Expo organizers have added Tom Shannon, author ...

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New York KISS EXPO Details Revealed

The 19th Annual New York KISS Expo and Hard Rock Collectors Convention will take place on Saturday, May 14, 2005, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Secaucus New Jersey. Scheduled guests so far include: * KISS merchandise designer/artist and Official KISS Magazine writer/designer/photographer Christopher Franchi * Former wife of original KISS drummer, Lydia Criss, promoting ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Tears It Up At NAMM

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch's official web site has issued the following update: "Show dates began in northern California and smoothly warmed the band up to a well-oiled machine. "Playing these shows led George into NAMM week where the first stop was a headlining gig at the Anaheim House of Blues at Disneyland. After barnstorming ...

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CROWBAR: 'Dead Sun' Video Posted Online

CROWBAR's video for the track "Dead Sun" has been posted online at this location. "Dead Sun" comes off the group's new album, "Lifesblood for the Downtrodden", available now on Candlelight Records. The band have just kicked off their first U.S. tour in support of the record, alongside labelmates ENTOMBED, PRO-PAIN and THE ...

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VAN HALEN Bassist Jams Up A Storm At NAMM: Photos Available

VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony attended the 2005 NAMM convention in Anaheim on January 20-21. He kicked things off on the 20th by helping VAN HALEN bandmate Sammy Hagar introduce his new Yamaha deal and joined THE WABORITAS on stage to add a little Michael Anthony spice to an acoustic version of "Right Now". The ...

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DIO: 'Stand Up & Shout' Video Anthology Due In June

According to Ronnie James Dio's official web site, DIO will be supporting TWISTED SISTER on Saturday, February 26 at the Tito Puente Amphitheater in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In other news, look for "Stand Up & Shout", an anthology of all the DIO videos, to be released in the United States in June 2005. As ...

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CROWBAR: New Song Available For Download

A brand new CROWBAR track, entitled "Dead Sun", has been made available for download at this location. "Dead Sun" comes off the group's new album, "Lifesblood for the Downtrodden", due on February 8 via Candlelight Records. The band will kick off their first tour in support of the record, alongside labelmates ENTOMBED, PRO-PAIN ...

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CROWBAR: New MP3 To Be Available Online This Weekend

Candlelight Records has announced the worldwide premiere of "Dead Sun" from CROWBAR's soon-to-be-released new album, "Lifesblood for the Downtrodden". Candlelight will premiere the song, also the album's lead video, beginning at 9:00 a.m. EST on Saturday, January 22. Bring your browser to the label's recently launched U.S. site at this location to download ...

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CROWBAR's WINDSTEIN Auctioning Custom Guitar

CROWBAR guitarist/vocalist Kirk Windstein is auctioning a Les Paul custom guitar on eBay. "I just struck a deal with ESP and I'll be using them primarily," he writes on the group's web site. "I used this guitar for the drop B songs ('Bury Me In Smoke' and 'Eyes Of The South') on most ...

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CROWBAR To Support HATEBREED In U.K.

New Orleans-based sludge-meisters CROWBAR will be supporting HATEBREED on a U.K. tour beginning in early March. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 05 - Leeds, UK @ Cockpit Mar. 06 - Sheffield, UK @ Corporation Mar. 07 - Glasgow, UK @ Garage Mar. 08 - Newcastle, UK @ Northumbria Uni Mar. 09 - Manchester, UK ...

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CROWBAR: New Album Artwork Posted Online

The cover art for CROWBAR's new album, "Lifesblood for the Downtrodden", has been posted online at Nodferatu's Lair. The follow-up to 2001's "Sonic Excess In Its Purest Form", "Lifesblood for the Downtrodden" is scheduled for release on February 8 through Candlelight Records. "Lifesblood For The Downtrodden" was produced by the working team of ...

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Former RATT Bassist: DIMEBAG Changed The Rock Music World

Former RATT bassist Juan Croucier has issued the following statement regarding the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell: "Ironically, I learned today that Darrell was a big RATT fan. What a thing to learn on a day like today. I had heard the rumor before but it was confirmed to me by Warren De Martini. ...

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UPDATED: Tributes From Metal Musicians Pour In For DIMEBAG DARRELL

A number of heavy metal musicians have paid tribute to Dimebag Darrell (DAMAGEPLAN, ex-PANTERA) who was tragically murdered last night. ------------------------------------------------- Ozzy Osbourne: "Dimebag was a dear friend of mine. I'm absolutely beside myself with grief. I can't for the life of me understand why someone would do this. PANTERA toured with me many, many ...

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