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BLACK ROBOT To Release New Single

Los Angeles -based hard rock band BLACK ROBOT will release the first single from its forthcoming album, "Woman", on October 19. The song "Circles" will be available as a free download exclusively at the group's web site, www.blackrobotmusic.com. "'Circles' is song about my lifelong struggle facing demons and coming full circle," says BLACK ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN To Tour With WALKING PAPERS

PEARL JAM guitarist Mike McCready and ex-GUNS N' ROSES and VELVET REVOLVER bass player Duff McKagan are working with WALKING PAPERS, a new Seattle band launched by former SCREAMING TREES drummer Barrett Martin and longtime Seattle musician Jeff Angell. McKagan plays bass on the band's entire debut disc, while McCready contributes lead guitar solos. Mixed ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN Schedules Hollywood Spoken-Word Appearance

Duff McKagan (DUFF MCKAGAN'S LOADED, VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N' ROSES) will celebrate the paperback release of his critically acclaimed memoir, "It's So Easy (And Other Lies)", on Monday, October 15 at the Viper Room in West Hollywood, California. Billed as "A Punk's Revue", the event will feature a multi-media exploration of Duff's career in music, ...

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VIPER: More Video Footage Of Santo André Reunion Concert

One of the greatest Brazilian heavy metal bands has rejoined forces with its original lead singer after 22 years. VIPER reunited with vocalist André Matos (ANGRA, SHAAMAN) in order to celebrate the 25-year anniversary of the release of the group's album "Soldiers Of Sunrise". For the first time ever, VIPER played its first two LPs, ...

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DRAGONFORCE To Tour Europe With HUNTRESS, KISSIN' DYNAMITE

DRAGONFORCE, HUNTRESS and KISSIN' DYNAMITE will join forces for a European tour in October/November. Commented HUNTRESS: "HUNTRESS is honored to join our friends DRAGONFORCE on tour once again. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to travel through Europe, performing our entire album, 'Spell Eater', for those who've had faith in us from the start. ...

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CRYSTAL VIPER Frontwoman Launches THUNDERBALL CLOTHING

Marta Gabriel, frontwoman of the Polish heavy metal act CRYSTAL VIPER, has launched her own clothing company, Thunderball Clothing. Her first collection, named "Screaming ForVengeance", is out now, and includes a series of hand-made motorcycle jackets. Thunderball Clothing was conceived in 2003 when Gabriel started to design and create stage clothes for herself and her ...

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SLAYER Drummer's PHILM: Video Footage Of CD-Release Concert

PHILM — the Los Angeles-based experimental post-hardcore triumvirate featuring drummer Dave Lombardo (SLAYER), guitarist/vocalist Gerry Nestler (CIVIL DEFIANCE), and bassist Pancho Tomaselli (WAR) — played a special CD-release show on May 15 at The Viper Room in West Hollywood, California. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. PHILM's debut album, "Harmonic", was ...

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CRYSTAL VIPER: 'Witch's Mark' Video Released

"Witch's Mark", the new video from the Polish female-fronted traditional heavy metal act CRYSTAL VIPER, can be seen below. The song comes off CRYSTAL VIPER's new album, "Crimen Excepta", which was released in Europe on April 27 and in the U.S. on April 24 via AFM Records. The concept effort about holy inquisition, black magic ...

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SLAYER Drummer's PHILM: Another Song Available For Streaming, Download

"Held In Light", a new song from PHILM — the Los Angeles-based experimental post-hardcore triumvirate featuring drummer Dave Lombardo (SLAYER), guitarist/vocalist Gerry Nestler (CIVIL DEFIANCE), and bassist Pancho Tomaselli (WAR) — can be streamed and downloaded for free below. The track comes off PHILM's debut album, "Harmonic", which will be released on May 15 via ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD's JEFFREY NOTHING Releases 'Sin 'O Cism' Video

"Sin 'O Cism", the new video from Jeffrey Nothing, the haunting voice behind Cleveland's pioneering alterna-metal collective MUSHROOMHEAD, can be seen below. The track comes off Nothing's new solo album "The New Psychodalia", which came out last October via Suburban Noize Records. "The song 'Sin 'O Cism' is a view of the state of the ...

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SLAYER Drummer's PHILM Schedules CD-Release Show

PHILM — the Los Angeles-based experimental post-hardcore triumvirate featuring drummer Dave Lombardo (SLAYER), guitarist/vocalist Gerry Nestler (CIVIL DEFIANCE), and bassist Pancho Tomaselli (WAR) — will play a special CD-release show on May 15 at The Viper Room in West Hollywood, California. PHILM will release its debut album, "Harmonic", on May 15 via Ipecac Recordings. "Harmonic" ...

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ANVIL Tribute Album In The Works

Skol Records is putting together the first-ever "A Tribute To Anvil" compilation, to be released in early 2013 as a deluxe limited CD and LP, with a thick booklet and exclusive front cover artwork. The album will be produced by Bart Gabriel, who — in addition to helming albums by such bands as JACK STARR'S ...

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CRYSTAL VIPER: 'Crimen Excepta' Trailer Available

The official trailer for "Crimen Excepta", the new full-length studio album from the Polish female-fronted traditional heavy metal act CRYSTAL VIPER, can be seen below. "Crimen Excepa" will be released in Europe on April 27 and in the U.S. on April 24 via AFM Records. The concept effort about holy inquisition, black magic and witches, ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Announces European Tour

Powerhouse American vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (DIO DISCIPLES, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) will embark on the "Metal Messiah" European tour in September/October. Support on the trek will come from SANDSTONE. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 07 - Kubox – Kuurne, Belgium Sep. 08 - Pit – Terneuzen, Holland Sep. 09 ...

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DAMMAJ's Classic Debut To Be Reissued With Bonus Tracks

Although the San Francisco Bay Area is primarily known as the home of thrash metal, it gave birth to several classic heavy metal bands as well, including DAMMAJ. Formed in 1978 by vocalist Greg Hill and bassist Steve Gilbert, DAMMAJ's original lineup included two other Gilbert brothers — Mick and Richie — on guitars, and ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer Schedules More Solo Dates

QUEENSRŸCHE lead singer Geoff Tate has scheduled the following solo dates: Apr. 29 - Denver, CO - Bluebird May 01 - Lincoln, NE - Knickerbockers May 02 - St. Louis, MO - Old Rock House May 03 - Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall May 04 - Lincolnshire, IL - Viper Alley May 05 - Chicago, ...

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