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AL JOURGENSEN: New MINISTRY Album Is 'Fastest, Hardest, Most Maniacal Record I've Ever Done'

REVOLTING COCKS, the side project of MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen, have pushed back the release date of their new album, "Cocked and Loaded", to March 7, 2006 from the previously announced February 14. Produced by Al Jourgensen, the CD features the contributions of guest artists Jello Biafra (DEAD KENNEDYS), Gibby Haynes (BUTTHOLE SURFERS), Rick Nielsen ...

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Minute Man For the Moment - LOOK WHAT I DID

Rating this one is tough. Do you call the band out for the miles of pretentious horseshit they dish out? Do you praise them for being freaked-out and weird enough to send more closed-minded metalheads running for the door with puckered buttholes? This record is a fucking mess, no doubt about it, but sometimes a ...

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REVOLTING COCKS: 'Cocked And Loaded' Track Listing Revealed

REVOLTING COCKS, the side project of MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen, will release their new album, "Cocked and Loaded", on February 14, 2006 via 13th Planet. Produced by Al Jourgensen, the CD features the contributions of guest artists Jello Biafra (DEAD KENNEDYS), Gibby Haynes (BUTTHOLE SURFERS), Rick Nielsen (CHEAP TRICK), Billy Gibbons (ZZ TOP), Stevie Banch ...

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NAPALM DEATH Bassist Issues Post-South American Tour Update

NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "[I've] been back back here in the U.K. for a week now. I think we have finally climatised ourselves to the English weather — definitely different to the humid temperatures of Venezuela, that's for sure! "The South American tour ...

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Sieg Howdy! - JELLO BIAFRA WITH THE MELVINS

This one's already on the Christmas list of that subset of punks and metalheads who salivate like Pavlov's dogs at the mention of certain code words (Bill Hicks, Ralph Nader, Tool, this week's Mike Patton project). But for the rest of us, there's a lot to dig into on this weird quasi-new-album. Remixes, new songs, ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Film 'Zen' Video, Prepare To Hit The Road

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD drummer Gene Hoglan has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "First off, all of us in the extended STRAPPING family would like to wish Jed [Simon, guitar] and his lovely bride, Susanna, congratulations on their recent nuptials. They were married in New Jersey on Sunday, October 2, in ...

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MINISTRY: New Album To Feature PRONG's TOMMY VICTOR, KILLING JOKE's PAUL RAVEN

MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen has announced more details about his 13th Planet label, the new home of MINISTRY and Al's other band, REVOLTING COCKS. The imprint/boutique label is a joint venture with Megaforce Records for the U.S. and Canadian markets, distributed through Sony/RED. Missi Callazzo, Vice President of Megaforce, excitedly relates, "It's great to be ...

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MINSTRY's New Album On Track For April 2006 Release

MINISTRY's new studio album, "Rio Grande Blood", is on track for an April 2006 release via MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen's 13th Planet label. Jourgensen recently told MTV.com that he's planning on finish working on the material for "Rio Grande Blood" by Christmas. At least three tracks have been completed at this point: two ...

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NAPALM DEATH: South American Tour Dates Announced

NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury has poste the following message on the group's official web site: "Just a quick little note before i head off to bed. Pretty tired, as i have just come back from the studio where I have been working on my Eighties heavy metal project! Anyway, [we have announced] the rough ...

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NAPALM DEATH: Preparing For OBITUARY Tour

NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Sitting here on a rather grey afternoon in Birmingham [England], still recovering from last weeknd's festivals! Both shows in Sweden and the Ukraine were great but the traveling to the Ukraine was very tiring... "Anyways, we have the Party.San ...

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MELVINS Part Ways With Bassist

MELVINS have parted ways with bassist Kevin Rutmanis. No reason was given for Kevin's departure. The band are currently in the middle of a European festival tour with David Scott Stone (UNWOUND, SLUG, THE GET HUSTLE) filling in on bass. In other news, TheMelvins.net is reporting that Alternative Tentacles will be releasing both the "Mangled ...

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MINISTRY: No Touring Until 2006

According to a recent online posting by Angie Jourgensen, the wife of MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen, Al has remixed a track called "Enchanted Fist Thought" for THE MELVINS/JELLO BIAFRA project. "Then he was working on some interesting theme songs for two TV shows. Al calls it 'cop rock.' "Next up, Al is producing a young ...

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NAPALM DEATH Filming Video For 'Silence Is Deafening'

NAPALM DEATH are currently working on a video clip for the song "Silence Is Deafening" with director Roger Johansson, who has previously worked with THE HAUNTED and DARK TRANQUILLITY, among others. The storyline for the shoot, which is taking place in Gothenburg, Sweden, is being described as "quite frightening and surreal." "Silence Is Deafening" (

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NAPALM DEATH To Make Indonesian Live Debut This Weekend

NAPALM DEATH will travel to Indonesia this weekend to perform a one-off show in an outdoor venue near Ancol Beach, Jakarta. The long awaited concert will be held on Saturday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m. The opening act for this concert is a local major-label grindcore act from Jakarta, TENGKORAK. The concert will mark the ...

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France's FURY FEST: Complete Schedule Announced

The complete schedule has been announced for the 2005 edition of Fury Fest, set to take place June 24-26 in Le Mans, France. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 24: Main Stage: 00.15 - 1.15 JELLO BIAFRA AND THE MELVINS 22.30 - 23.15 ANTHRAX 21.00 - 21.45 MILLENCOLIN 19.30 - 20.15 ...

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The Code is Red…Long Live the Code - NAPALM DEATH

I'm continually amazed at NAPALM DEATH's ability to not only stay relevant in the extreme music scene, but also the way in which the band manages to stand out in the grindcore and death metal genres. The last two full-length albums of original material, "Enemy of the Music Business" and "Order of the Leech", saw ...

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NAPALM DEATH, THE HAUNTED, HEAVEN SHALL BURN: Autographed Single Being Auctioned For Charity

To collect as much donation money as possible for the victims of the tsunami catastrophe, NAPALM DEATH, THE HAUNTED, HEAVEN SHALL BURN and Century Media Records have arranged an unconventional CD-single release. The first 10 copies of the strictly-limited-to-a-1,000 edition of the tsunami charity compilation single are being auctioned via eBay over the next 10 ...

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