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KYUSS LIVES!: Two U.S. Dates With THE SWORD 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 ...

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KYUSS LIVES!: London Footage Available

Video footage of KYUSS LIVES!, the project featuring three-quarters of KYUSS — the influential American stoner rock/metal band, originally from Palm Desert, California — performing on April 2, 2011 at The Forum in Kentish Town, London, England can be viewed below. KYUSS LIVES! recently revealed that it will record a new studio album following the ...

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RAM: New Album Title Revealed

RAM, the traditional Gothenburg, Sweden-based heavy metal band featuring drummer Morgan Pettersson (ex-B-THONG), has set "Death" as the title of its third album, tentatively due this fall via an as-yet-undetermined record label. The CD was recorded at Welfare Sounds Studios in the group's hometown and was mastered by Dragan Tanaskovic at Bohus Sound. "Death" features ...

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KYUSS LIVES!: Milan Photos, Video Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of KYUSS LIVES!, the project featuring three-quarters of KYUSS — the influential American stoner rock/metal band, originally from Palm Desert, California — performing on Wednesday, March 23 at Live Club Trezzo in Milano, Italy can be viewed below. Photos of the sold-out concert are available on the news blog Musica ...

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KYUSS LIVES! Interviewed By Austria's MULATSCHAG TV (Video)

Austria's Mulatschag TV conducted an interview with KYUSS LIVES!, the project featuring three-quarters of KYUSS — the influential American stoner rock/metal band, originally from Palm Desert, California — when the band played in Vienna, Austria on March 22, 2011. You can now watch the chat below. KYUSS LIVES! recently revealed that it will record a ...

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KYUSS LIVES!: Oslo Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of KYUSS LIVES!, the project featuring three-quarters of KYUSS — the influential American stoner rock/metal band, originally from Palm Desert, California — performing on Saturday, March 12 at Rockefeller in Oslo, Norway can be viewed below. KYUSS LIVES! recently revealed that it will record a new studio album following the band's current ...

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Former ISIS Frontman Co-Creates SIGE

Faith Coloccia (MAMIFFER) and Aaron Turner (co-owner of Hydra Head, ex-ISIS, MAMIFFER) have formed a new label partnership dubbed Sige, with the label's latest release, MAMIFFER's "Mare Decendrii", set for a Mar. 15 street date. "Sige was formed as an outlet for projects that Faith and I are directly involved in," said Turner. "The idea ...

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RAM Completes Work On New Album

RAM, the traditional Gothenburg, Sweden-based heavy metal band featuring drummer Morgan Pettersson (ex-B-THONG), has completed work on its as-yet-untitled third album. The CD was recorded at Welfare Sounds Studios in the group's hometown and was mastered by Dragan Tanaskovic at Bohus Sound. RAM is currently "in negotiations" with "a number of record companies" concerning the ...

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BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME Frontman Releases 'Sleep Shake' Solo Video

Tommy Rogers, lead vocalist, keyboardist and founding member of the award-winning North Carolina progressive rock band BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, will release his debut solo album, "Pulse", on February 1 via Metal Blade Records. The versatile front man and multi-instrumentalist, who not only self-produced the record, but also arranged, composed and played all instruments ...

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PILGRIMZ Begins Recording New Album

Copenhagen, Denmark-based metal/hardcore act PILGRIMZ has entered Dead Rat and Antfarm Studios with producer Jacob Bredahl (ex-HATESPHERE) to begin recording its sophomore album for a summer/fall release via an as-yet-undetermined record label. Commented vocalist Max Christensen: "We knew that our sound had changed a lot before we went into the studio. We've gone from hardcore ...

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Former WHITECHAPEL Drummer Working With THE LOOKING GLASS SELF

Former WHITECHAPEL drummer Kevin Lane is reportedly doing session work with the Knoxville, Tennessee-based experimental black/death metal band THE LOOKING GLASS SELF. The group is tentatively scheduled to enter Atomic Audio in Oak Ridge, Tennessee in the spring with another former WHITECHAPEL member, guitarist Brandon Cagle, at the helm to begin recording its debut album. ...

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NICK OLIVERI Wants To Teach You How To Play

Music lesson web site PlayThisRiff.com is now featuring guitar and bass lesson videos with Nick Oliveri (QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, THE DWARVES, MONDO GENERATOR, KYUSS). At PlayThisRiff.com you will find the following lesson videos by Nick Oliveri: * "Another Love Song" * "Auto Pilot" * "Auto Pilot" (Outro Line) * "Gonna Leave ...

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KLONE: 'Give Up The Rest' Video Released

"Give Up The Rest", the new video from French metallers KLONE, can be viewed below. The song comes off the group's latest album, "Black Days", which was released on April 19 in France and May 17 in the rest of Europe and Australia via Season of Mist. The track listing is as follows: 01. Rite ...

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KYUSS LIVES! To Record New Studio Album

KYUSS LIVES!, the project featuring three-quarters of KYUSS — the influential American stoner rock/metal band, originally from Palm Desert, California — will record a new studio album following its upcoming tour. The group features bassist Nick Olivieri, drummer Brant Bjork and singer John Garcia along with guitarist Bruno Fevery, who most recently played with Garcia ...

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BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME Frontman To Release Solo Album

Tommy Rogers, lead vocalist, keyboardist and founding member of the award-winning North Carolina progressive rock band BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, will release his debut solo album, "Pulse", on February 1, 2011 via Metal Blade Records. The versatile front man and multi-instrumentalist, who not only self-produced the record, but also arranged, composed and played all ...

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KYUSS LIVES!: Australian Tour Announced

Three-quarters of KYUSS — the influential American stoner rock/metal band, originally from Palm Desert, California — will embark on Australian tour next May under the moniker KYUSS LIVES! Bassist Nick Olivieri, drummer Brant Bjork and singer John Garcia will be joined by guitarist Bruno Fevery, who most recently played with Garcia in the GARCIA PLAYS ...

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KYUSS Lives Without JOSH HOMME

Three-quarters of KYUSS — the influential American stoner rock/metal band, originally from Palm Desert, California — will reunite for a European tour under the moniker KYUSS LIVES!. Bassist Nick Olivieri, drummer Brant Bjork and singer John Garcia will be joined by guitarist Bruno Fevery, who most recently played with Garcia in the GARCIA PLAYS KYUSS ...

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BRANT BJORK Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

Brant Bjork of KYUSS and FU MANCHU fame has inked a deal with Austria's Napalm Records. He is currently working on a "new overdose of riffs and grooves" for a 2011 release. Commented Bjork: "I am pleased to announce that I have joined the good people at Napalm Records for assistance in my contribution to ...

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Three-Quarters Of KYUSS Reunites At France's HELLFEST; Video Available

Three-quarters of KYUSS — the influential American stoner rock/metal band, originally from Palm Desert, California — reunited for an appearance at last weekend's Hellfest, which took place in Clisson, France. Bassist Nick Olivieri and drummer Brant Bjork joined singer John Garcia to perform the songs "Gardenia" and "Green Machine" during a headlining appearance by Garcia's ...

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KLONE: New Song Posted Online

"Give Up The Rest", a brand new track from French metallers KLONE, is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The song comes off the group's new album, "Black Days", which is scheduled for release on April 19 in France and May 17 in the rest of Europe and Australia via Season ...

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ALTAR OF PLAGUES Signs With CANDLELIGHT RECORDS

Candlelight Records has announced the signing of the Irish experimental black metal band ALTAR OF PLAGUES. Commented the group: "ALTAR OF PLAGUES are very glad to announce we have signed with Candlelight Records in Europe. We are proud to sit on a roster alongside many bands that we have long admired and that have been ...

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BLOODY PANDA: 'Summon' Details Revealed

New York City experimental doom metal act BLOODY PANDA has completed work on its new album, "Summon", for an August 11, 2009 North American release via Profound Lore Records. Fronted by Japanese siren and accomplished visual artist Yoshiko Ohara, whose death-defying wails have at once drawn comparison to Diamanda Galas, Björk and Jarboe, BLOODY PANDA ...

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KLONE Begins Recording New Album

French metallers KLONE have entered Loko Studio to begin recording the drum tracks for their as-yet-untitled new album. Prior to the release of the new CD, KLONE will release a live album, recorded last year on the "All Seeing Eye Tour", as a free download. In the meantime, you can now download KLONE's previously unreleased ...

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EXODUS Bassist Offering Video Lessons

The PlayThisRiff.com web site, which charges $9.99 for a monthly membership, has announced that it now features bass lesson videos from bassist Jack Gibson of San Francisco Bay Area metal veterans EXODUS. Learn how to play the songs "A Lesson in Violence", "Bonded by Blood" and "Deathamphetamine". All lessons are filmed in High Definition and ...

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IRON MAIDEN's MCBRAIN To Perform At U.K.'s DRUMMER LIVE

Nicko McBrain (IRON MAIDEN), Nick D'Virgilio (SPOCK'S BEARD) and Steve Smith (JOURNEY) are among the musicians who are scheduled to perform at the sixth Drummer Live event, which is scheduled to take place in London on June 13-14. Drummer Live features the world's best drummers and this years star studded lineup includes the finest talent, ...

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