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Bassist NICK OLIVERI Quits KYUSS LIVES!

Bassist Nick Oliveri has left KYUSS LIVES!, the project featuring members of KYUSS — the influential American stoner rock/metal band, originally from Palm Desert, California. Oliveri and fellow ex-KYUSS members John Garcia (vocals) and Brant Bjork (drums) reunited for shows last year under the KYUSS LIVES! banner, in which they were joined by guitarist Bruno ...

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MINORA Collaborating With Former IN FLAMES Guitarist

Swedish progressive/doom metallers MINORA are collaborating with former IN FLAMES and current THE RESISTANCE guitarist Jesper Strömblad on a few songs that MINORA is planning to release later this year. MINORA's debut album, "Imago", was released about a year ago. The Gothenburg, Sweden-based band "adds unique aspects to their metal sound with a mix of ...

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THE MERCY HOUSE: 'Greed' Video Released

Described by Kerrang! Radio's Alex Baker as a band possessing "killer riffs, monstrous vocals and more hooks than a slaughterhouse", London's powerhouse heavy-rock innovators THE MERCY HOUSE have unleashed their debut video for "Greed" — a song that Kerrang! magazine's Simon Young described as "dripping with menace." This track becomes available in digital format and ...

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KYUSS LIVES! Is 'Shocked And Saddened' By JOSH HOMME Lawsuit

Ex-KYUSS members John Garcia (vocals) and Brant Bjork (drums) have issued a statement in response to the lawsuit filed by their former KYUSS bandmates Josh Homme and Scott Reeder over the use of the KYUSS name. Garcia, Bjork and ex-KYUSS bassist Nick Oliveri reunited for shows last year under the KYUSS LIVES! banner, in which ...

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KYUSS LIVES! Mixing Live Album

KYUSS LIVES!, the project featuring three-quarters of KYUSS — the influential American stoner rock/metal band, originally from Palm Desert, California, has entered Thunder Underground Studios in Palm Springs, California with engineer Harper Hug (NEIL DIAMOND, LUTHER VANDROSS, INDIGO GIRLS) to mix its upcoming live album. KYUSS LIVES! consists of bassist Nick Oliveri, drummer Brant Bjork ...

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AC/DC Singer On His Love Of Cars: 'I Love The Way They Look, I Love The Way They Sound'

Brant James of SportsIllustrated.com recently conducted an interview with AC/DC-frontman-turned-sports-car-driver Brian Johnson. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. On the similarities between conducting an arena full of fans and a race car full of horsepower and mayhem: Brian: "You have to do them to understand what I'm talking about. There ...

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Spend 'Intimate' New Year's Eve With KYUSS LIVES!... For $200

KYUSS LIVES!, the project featuring three-quarters of KYUSS — the influential American stoner rock/metal band, originally from Palm Desert, California — will play a special "intimate" show on December 31 at Cherry Cola's Rock N' Rolla Cabaret & Lounge in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Only 70 tickets will be made available to the public for this ...

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KYUSS LIVES!: New Audio Interview With BRUNO FEVERY

On October 8, Aniruddh "Andrew" Bansal of GuitarWorld.com conducted an interview with KYUSS LIVES! guitarist Bruno Fevery. You can now listen to the chat using the Mixcloud player below. KYUSS LIVES! is the project featuring three-quarters of KYUSS the influential American stoner rock/metal band, originally from Palm Desert, California. The band consists of ...

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KYUSS LIVES!: Los Angeles Footage Available

KYUSS LIVES!, the project featuring three-quarters of KYUSS the influential American stoner rock/metal band, originally from Palm Desert, California played a very special homecoming show on Friday, November 18 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles. The group performed an extended two-and-a-half-hour set, featuring songs spanning its entire career. The gig featured original KYUSS vocalist John ...

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KYUSS LIVES!: Buenos Aires Footage Available

Video footage of KYUSS LIVES!'s November 12, 2011 performance at El Teatro Colegiales in Buenos Aires, Argentina can be seen below. KYUSS LIVES! is the project featuring three-quarters of KYUSS the influential American stoner rock/metal band, originally from Palm Desert, California. The band will play a very special homecoming show on Friday, November 18 at ...

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KYUSS LIVES! To Be Joined By SCOTT REEDER At Los Angeles Concert

KYUSS LIVES!, the project featuring three-quarters of KYUSS the influential American stoner rock/metal band, originally from Palm Desert, California will play a very special homecoming show on Friday, November 18 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles. The group will perform an extended two-and-a-half-hour set, featuring songs spanning its entire career. The gig will feature original ...

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KYUSS LIVES! To Be Joined By 'Special Surprise Guest' At Los Angeles Show

KYUSS LIVES!, the project featuring three-quarters of KYUSS the influential American stoner rock/metal band, originally from Palm Desert, California will play a very special homecoming show on Friday, November 18 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles. The group will perform an extended two-and-a-half-hour set, featuring songs spanning its entire career. The gig will feature original ...

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KYUSS LIVES! Drummer: Bassist OLIVERI 'Has A Lifestyle That Can Be Very Interesting At Best'

Toby Cole of Heavy Planet recently conducted an interview with drummer Brant Bjork of KYUSS LIVES!, the project featuring three-quarters of KYUSS the influential American stoner rock/metal band, originally from Palm Desert, California. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Heavy Planet: Going back to when the ball started rolling with ...

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KYUSS LIVES! Performs On FUEL TV's 'The Daily Habit'; Video Available

KYUSS LIVES!, the project featuring three-quarters of KYUSS the influential American stoner rock/metal band, originally from Palm Desert, California was the featured musical guests on last night's (Wednesday, August 31) edition of Fuel TV's "The Daily Habit" program. The band bassist Nick Oliveri, drummer Brant Bjork and singer John Garcia along with guitarist Bruno Fevery, ...

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KYUSS LIVES! To Perform On FUEL TV's 'The Daily Habit'

KYUSS LIVES!, the project featuring three-quarters of KYUSS the influential American stoner rock/metal band, originally from Palm Desert, California will be the featured musical guests on tonight's (Wednesday, August 31) edition of Fuel TV's "The Daily Habit" program. The band bassist Nick Oliveri, drummer Brant Bjork and singer John Garcia along with guitarist Bruno Fevery, ...

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SVLK Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

Norwegian "bear metal" band SVLK has inked a deal with Napalm Records. "Bear metal" is described as "the perfect blend of stoner, metal, and Nordic redneck attitude." Commented the band: "We are thrilled and proud to announce that we've signed a worldwide record deal with one of the biggest labels in the world, Napalm Records! ...

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WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM: New Album Artwork, Track Listing Unveiled

WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM will release its fourth full-length album, "Celestial Lineage", on September 13 via Southern Lord Records. The CD's cover art was created by photographic artist Alison Scarpulla, and the package was designed by Aaron Turner (ISIS, TWILIGHT, Hydra Head Records). The beautiful, organic layout puts the album conceptually right in line ...

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WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

After devoting late winter season to writing and recording, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM is in the final stages of completing its fourth full-length opus of epic, earthen black metal ceremony. For over six months the Weaver brothers, Aaron and Nathan, have been immersed in the painstaking writing and recording process of their newest album, ...

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KYUSS LIVES! Frontman Interviewed In Paris (Video)

Vocalist John Garcia of KYUSS LIVES!, the project featuring three-quarters of KYUSS the influential American stoner rock/metal band, originally from Palm Desert, California was interviewed on June 25, 2011 in Paris, France. You can now watch the chat below. KYUSS LIVES! will unleash its desert rock fury on the U.S. for the first time in ...

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KYUSS LIVES!: New Video Interview With NICK OLIVERI

Holland's FaceCulture recently conducted an interview with bassist Nick Oliveri of KYUSS LIVES!, the project featuring three-quarters of KYUSS the influential American stoner rock/metal band, originally from Palm Desert, California. You can now watch the chat in five parts below. KYUSS LIVES! will unleash its desert rock fury on the U.S. for the ...

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KYUSS LIVES!: North American Tour Announced

KYUSS LIVES!, the project featuring three-quarters of KYUSS the influential American stoner rock/metal band, originally from Palm Desert, California will unleash its desert rock fury on the U.S. for the first time in over 15 years this fall. The eagerly anticipated near-total return of the California rock pioneers follows the blanket success of the group's ...

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KYUSS LIVES! To Play Special 'An Evening With' Concert In Holland

KYUSS LIVES!, the project featuring three-quarters of KYUSS the influential American stoner rock/metal band, originally from Palm Desert, California has announced a very special show to take place on Thursday, June 30 at club 013 in Tilburg, Holland. Dubbed "An Evening With Kyuss Lives!", the concert will feature two 90-minute sets from the band, with ...

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