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SON OF SAM To Support WEDNESDAY 13

SON OF SAM, the resurrected band led by former DANZIG guitarist Todd Youth, will support WEDNESDAY 13 on the following shows: Feb. 20 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon Feb. 21 - Portland, OR @ Satyricon Feb. 24 - Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go Feb. 27 - Austin, TX @ Red 7 Although ...

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MANIAC's NOVA EXPRESS Changes Name To SEHNSUCHT

NOVA EXPRESS, the recently announced noise/darkwave/ambient project launched by SKITLIV/ex-MAYHEM frontman Maniac, has undergone a name change. The band, comprising Maniac on vocals and guitars, GALLHAMMER's Vivian Slaughter on bass, sax and backing vocals, and SKITLIV guitarist Ingvar on guitars, will now be called SEHNSUCHT. Commenting on the name change, Maniac's manager said, "As the ...

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LEATHERWOLF: New Shows Announced

Legendary Southern California band LEATHERWOLF has scheduled the following dates: Oct. 16 - Coach House - San Juan Capistrano, CA (charity event) Oct. 17 - Cheyenne Saloon - Las Vegas, NV Oct. 18 - Paladino's - Tarzana, CA The October 16 show is a benefit for Jeff Campbell, beloved former lightman from the Country Club ...

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GIRLSCHOOL: 'Legacy' Gydget Available

A gydget for "Legacy", the 30th-anniversary album from the veteran British all-female hard rock band GIRLSCHOOL, can be found below. "Legacy" will be released on October 24 in Germany, October 27 in Europe and November 4 in the USA via Wacken Records/SPV. The CD will feature a plethora of special guests, including Tony Iommi (BLACK ...

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GIRLSCHOOL: More European Tour Dates Announced

Veteran British all-female hard rock band GIRLSCHOOL has scheduled the following dates: Oct. 04 - Martorell, Spain - Martohell Oktoberfest 08 Oct. 10 - Berlin, Germany - White Trash Oct. 17 - Pul, Holland - Uden Oct. 18 - Lantaarn, Holland - Helendoorn Oct. 19 - Wieze, Belgium - Metal Female Voices Fest Oct. 20 ...

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VANNA Recording New Album

New England post-hardcore group VANNA is currently wrapping up recording on its sophomore album, which is due out in early 2009. Produced by Steve Evetts (STORY OF THE YEAR, EVERY TIME I DIE, OUR LAST NIGHT) and mixed by Mike Watts, the yet-to-be-titled new album accentuates the band's matured sound, reveling in a elevated mix ...

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MOTÖRHEAD: Grammy Award Winners, Rock Legends, Pranksters

Not only are MOTÖRHEAD Grammy Award winners, they are also pranksters. They frequently pull pranks on other bands during the last night of the tour, and the Metal Masters tour was no different. Below are three photos taken by photographer Randy Maranz on August 31 in Northern California during TESTAMENT's set: * Phil Campbell, in ...

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OBITUARY Vocalist, Drummer Working On TARDY BROTHERS Debut

Vocalist John Tardy of the Florida death metal legends OBITUARY has issued the following update: "For the last few weeks, Donald [Tardy; OBITUARY drummer and John's brother] and I have been locked in our studio finishing up writing, recording and producing our debut TARDY BROTHERS 'Bloodline' release. This is something we have talked about for ...

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OBITUARY Schedules California Signing Session

Florida-based death metal veterans OBITUARY will take part in a signing session at Rasputin Music in Campbell, California on Thursday, September 25 beginning at 5:30 p.m. For a list of upcoming OBITUARY shows, visit Obituary.cc. OBITUARY will release the "Left To Die" EP on September 16 via Candlelight Records. The CD will contain ...

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Motörizer - MOTÖRHEAD

The consistency with which MOTÖRHEAD releases quality albums is largely undisputed. Though folks may debate the relative merits of each release, some of which might include a few duds, most would agree that bassist/vocalist Lemmy Kilmister, drummer Mikkey Dee, and guitarist Phil Campbell — a long-running lineup and arguably the band's best (let the debates ...

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GIRLSCHOOL: 'Legacy' Details Revealed

Veteran British all-female hard rock band GIRLSCHOOL will release its 30th-anniversary album, "Legacy", on October 24 in Germany, October 27 in Europe and November 4 in the USA via Wacken Records/SPV. The CD will feature a plethora of special guests, including Tony Iommi (BLACK SABBATH), Ronnie James Dio (BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, DIO), Lemmy and Phil ...

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METALLICA's HETFIELD Joins SWEET SAVAGE On Stage In Dublin; Video Available

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield joined reactivated NWOBHM legends SWEET SAVAGE (based in Belfast, Northern Ireland) on stage at their August 20, 2008 concert at Marlay Park in Dublin, Ireland (where they supported METALLICA) for a rendition of the SWEET SAVAGE classic "Killing Time". Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be viewed below. METALLICA recorded ...

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GIRLSCHOOL Confirmed For Spain's MARTOHELL OKTOBERFEST

Veteran British all-female hard rock band GIRLSCHOOL has been confirmed for the Martohell Oktoberfest 08, set to take place October 4 in Martorell (near Barcelona), Spain. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ARTILLERY (Denmark) GIRLSCHOOL (UK) NECRODEATH (Italy) SILVER FIST (Spain) METRALLA (Spain) MORTIS CRUENTUS (Spain) CRYSYS (Spain) For more information, visit

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GIRLSCHOOL: New Album Title Revealed

Veteran British all-female hard rock band GIRLSCHOOL has set "Legacy" as the title of its 30th-anniversary album, due in October via Wacken Records/SPV. The CD will reportedly feature a plethora of special guests, including Tony Iommi (BLACK SABBATH), Ronnie James Dio (BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, DIO), Lemmy and Phil Campbell from MOTÖRHEAD, "Fast" Eddie Clarke (FASTWAY, ...

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GIRLSCHOOL: Italian Dates Postponed

Veteran British all-female hard rock band GIRLSCHOOL has postponed its previousy announced Italian dates in order to do promotion in support of its upcoming CD. The group says, "Very sorry for any inconvenience, but we will be there at some point." The affected shows are as follows: Oct. 23 - Rome, Jailbreak (Italy) Oct. 24 ...

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GIRLSCHOOL To Release 30th-Anniversary Album In October

Veteran British all-female hard rock band GIRLSCHOOL will release its 30th-anniversary album in October via Wacken Records/SPV. The CD will reportedly feature a plethora of special guests, including Tony Iommi (BLACK SABBATH), Ronnie James Dio (BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, DIO), Lemmy and Phil Campbell from MOTÖRHEAD, "Fast" Eddie Clarke (FASTWAY, ex-MOTÖRHEAD) and a couple of members ...

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JAM PAIN SOCIETY's 'Black Light Messiah' To Receive U.S. Release

Locomotive Records will unleash JAM PAIN SOCIETY's "Black Light Messiah" in the U.S. on August 12. This North Carolina band, known for its theatrical stage presentation, counterpoints aggression and melody with soulful vocals. Self-produced by guitarist/composer Chris Hill (who cites KISS, LED ZEPPELIN, VAN HALEN, and PARLIAMENT/FUNKADELIC as major influences), these 12 tracks bristle with ...

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ROADRUNNER Signs Three New Bands

Roadrunner Records has announced the signing of three eclectic, up-and-coming new bands to an already diverse roster than includes heavyweights such as NICKELBACK, SLIPKNOT, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, DRAGONFORCE, and THEORY OF A DEADMAN. Roadrunner welcomes DOMMIN, MUTINY and PORT AMORAL to the fold. Los Angeles-based goth rock quartet DOMMIN was discovered by Dirty Icon Productions, a ...

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DEF LEPPARD Singer Hits Back At POISON

DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott has hit back at POISON singer Bret Michaels and drummer Rikki Rockett over their response to Elliott's comments at a June 6 press conference at the Sweden Rock Festival, in which Elliott said bands like POISON and MÖTLEY CRÜE had "no substance in their music" and therefore relied more on ...

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