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THE ILLUMINATI Sign With LIQUOR AND POKER MUSIC

Toronto-based, turbo-charged boogie rock trio THE ILLUMINATI have inked a deal with Liquor and Poker Music. The group – guitarist Les Godfrey, bassist Nick Sewell and drummer Jim Gering – have actually had clandestine talks with the company for more than a year now. Five months ago, the band even performed at the label's inaugural ...

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HANZEL UND GRETYL To Embark On Headlining Tour In November/December

New York industrial band HANZEL UND GRETYL, whose current touring lineup includes MINISTRY drummer Mark Baker and former DRAIN STH bassist Anna Kjellberg, are rehearsing for their headlining appearance at the Gothicfest 2005, which will be held on Saturday, September 17 at the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park, Ill. The festival will cater to ...

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FIREBALL MINISTRY To Perform With JUDAS PRIEST

L.A. hard rockers FIREBALL MINISTRY — who just completed the five-week "Rock Adio" tour alongside CKY — will support JUDAS PRIEST on September 23 at the Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant, MI. Also, the band recently filmed a video for the new track "Sundown" with director Brandon Trost (JOSH TODD, OLD 97s); expect it ...

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MINISTRY: MASTERBATOUR 2006 Dates Announced

MINISTRY will be teaming up with REVOLTING COCKS and SPYDER BABY for the MasterBaTour 2006 beginning in early May of next year. The dates so far are as follows: May 06 - San Antonio, TX @ Sunset Station May 07 - Fort Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theatre May 08 - New Orleans, LA @ House ...

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MINISTRY: 'RaNtologY' Details Revealed

Billboard.com has published the final track listing for MINISTRY's upcoming 25th anniversary collection, entitled "RaNtologY". Due September 27 via Sanctuary, "Rantology" includes remixes/reworkings of such favorites as "Jesus Built My Hotrod" and "N.W.O.", along with live versions of "Psalm 69", "Thieves" and "The Fall", plus a new song, "The Great Satan", which will ...

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SINGLE BULLET THEORY: Drummer JOHN SASSO Rejoins The Fold

Philadelphia's SINGLE BULLET THEORY have re-enlisted original drummer John Sasso to the fold. John was the original SINGLE BULLET THEORY drummer and was best known for his work on the group's 2002 release "Route 666" (Crash Music Inc.). The band are currently working on 23 new blistering tracks and will begin pre-production at Angry Chair ...

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ROYAL HUNT: More European Dates Announced

Danish/American hard rockers ROYAL HUNT have updated their European touring schedule in support of their latest album, "Paper Blood". The follow-up to 2003's "Eyewitness" was recorded at North Point studio in Copenhagen and was mixed at EMI/Medley Studio in Copenhagen with André Andersen (keyboards) and Lars Overgaard behind the board. ROYAL HUNT European tour: Sep. ...

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MINISTRY: 'The Great Satan' Sample Posted Online

An audio sample of "The Great Satan", a previously unreleased MINISTRY track, taken from the group's upcoming 25th anniversary collection, entitled "RaNtologY", has been posted online at this location. As previously reported, "RaNtologY" is scheduled for release on September 27 via Sanctuary Records. The 15-track release features "redux, remixes and alt mixes" by ...

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Reunited RIGOR MORTIS To Embark On 'Reanimate' Tour

The original RIGOR MORTIS line up of Bruce Corbitt, Mike Scaccia (MINISTRY, REVOLTING COCKS), Casey Orr (GWAR, X-COPS, THE HELLIONS, THE BURDEN BROTHERS), and Harden Harrison (PERVIS, SPEEDEALER, MITRA) have announced their first shows together in 15 years. The Re-Animate tour starts with a handful of Texas dates in October, with tentative plans to continue ...

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MINISTRY: First 'RaNtologY' Audio Sample Posted Online

An audio sample of the track "No W Redux", taken from MINISTRY's upcoming 25th anniversary collection, entitled "RaNtologY", has been posted online at this location. As previously reported, "RaNtologY" is scheduled for release on September 27 via Sanctuary Records. The 15-track release features "redux, remixes and alt mixes" by MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen ...

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DOPE Frontman: 'We Didn't Grow Up Listening To KORN'

Blasting-Zone.com recently conducted an in-depth interview with outspoken DOPE frontman Edsel Dope. Several excerpts follow: Blasting-Zone.com: Musically, what are your influences? Edsel: "This record ['American Apathy'] is a lot more brutal and it was done intentionally like that. The first DOPE album was really raw and dirty…really gutter. On the next two records, ...

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MINISTRY: 25th Anniversary Collection Due In September

Sanctuary Records has set a September 27 release date for MINISTRY's 25th anniversary collection, entitled "RaNtologY". The 15-track release features "redux, remixes and alt mixes" by MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen and the previously unreleased "The Great Satan", heralding the forthcoming 2006 MINISTRY release, "Rio Grande Blood", according to a posting on the group's web site. ...

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DARK FUNERAL Watches Now Available

Crave Trendware is currently selling several officially licensed watches from Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL. Other artists whose watches are being sold through Crave include CANNIBAL CORPSE, CHILDREN OF BODOM, DARKTHRONE, Darrell "Dimebag" Abbott (PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN), DIMMU BORGIR, DIO, KATATONIA, KING DIAMOND, KREATOR, MINISTRY, MORBID ANGEL, MY DYING BRIDE, NAPALM DEATH, NILE, OPETH, RUSH, SHADOWS ...

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FIREBALL MINISTRY Sign With LIQUOR AND POKER MUSIC

Acclaimed Los Angeles quartet FIREBALL MINISTRY, recently dubbed the "#1 metal band you need to know now" by Guitar World, have officially joined the roster of Liquor and Poker Music. The L.A.-based rock label will release the group's new album, "Their Rock Is Not Our Rock", on October 18. A rough mix of the new ...

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GHOST MACHINE Featuring MOTOGRATER Members To Release Debut CD

GHOST MACHINE, the new band featuring MOTOGRATER members Ivan (Ghost) (vocals) and Chris "Crispy" Binns (drums), will release their self-titled debut CD on July 26 via their own label imprint, Black Blood Records. The CD was engineered and co-produced by Pete Murray (LO-PRO). Regarding the band's musical direction, Ivan said in a press release, "This ...

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CKY: Former ALL THAT REMAINS Bassist Joins The Fold

Former ALL THAT REMAINS basist Matt Deis has been named the official touring bassist for CKY. Deis made his live debut with the group on Monday, July 18 at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California. CKY reportedly performed a surprise/rehearsal show at the venue under the band name HAPPY BIRTHDAY PHIL (drummer ...

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CKY, FIREBALL MINISTRY, THE KNIVES: Tour Dates Announced

CKY have announced details regarding their first major North American tour in 2 years. Sponsored by Adio Footwear, the Rock Adio Tour will kick off August 8 at Soma in San Digeo, and will also include FIREBALL MINISTRY and THE KNIVES. In addition, CKY will also headline the 8th annual Skate Fest, which takes place ...

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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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HATER: Former SOUNDGARDEN Bassist Announces West Coast Tour Dates

HATER, the band featuring Ben Shepherd (SOUNDGARDEN, MARCH OF CRIMES), Andrew Church (BROADCAST OBLIVION, THE DROO CHURCH), Bubba Dupree (THE VOID, MOBY) and Andy Duvall (ZEN GUERRILLA), will be hitting the road this August. The group will be pulling out material from both HATER records as well as some brand new material. Confirmed dates so ...

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Start A War - STATIC-X

STATIC-X has as many detractors as they do fans, and one of the reasons may be that the band came around at the same time as most of the nu-metal groups — and even though STATIC is not nu-metal, they're somehow guilty by association in the minds of some. Another reason could be that the ...

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MINISTRY: 'Murderball' Movie Trailer Posted Online

The trailer to the documentary film "Murderball", featuring MINISTRY's song "Waiting", has been posted online at this location. This moving film, which took the Sundance Audience Award for favorite documentary and a jury prize for its editing, chronicles the lives of quadriplegics playing indoor rugby in wheelchairs rigged like Mad Max vehicles. More ...

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MINISTRY: Anthology To Include Remixes, Brand-New Song

MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen is currently working on remixes for an upcoming MINISTRY anthology, tentatively dubbed "Rantology", due before the end of the year. In addition, the collection will feature a brand-new MINISTRY track called "The Great Satan", Jourgensen revealed during an online chat on Monday (May 30). Songs scheduled to be remixed for the ...

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MINISTRY And REVOLTING COCKS To Team Up For U.S. Tour

MINISTRY and its offshoot project the REVOLTING COCKS will be teaming up for a summer 2006 U.S. tour. More information will be made available during the coming months. REVOLTING COCKS' current lineup includes MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen alongside Phil "Phildo" Owen (SKATENIGS), John Monte (M.O.D., MIND FUNK, DRAGPIPE), Mike Scaccia (RIGOR MORTIS, MINISTRY) and Mark ...

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