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BLACK SABBATH In The U.K.'s SUN Tabloid

In an almost unprecedented move for a tabloid newspaper, the Sun — the world's biggest-selling English-language newspaper, with over eight million readers a day — has acknowledged the world of heavy metal by reviewing a BLACK SABBATH biography in glowing terms. "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath", the new SABBATH biography by Joel McIver — a writer for ...

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DC4: New Song Posted Online

Los Angeles-based hard rock band DC4, featuring former DIO guitarist Rowan Robertson alongside brothers Jeff Duncan (ARMORED SAINT, ODIN) on lead vocals and guitar, Shawn Duncan (ODIN, BIRD OF PREY) on drums, and Matt Duncan on bass, has uploaded a new song, entitled "Explode", on its MySpace page. "This recording was done in ...

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DC4: New Album Track Listing Revealed

Los Angeles-based hard rock band DC4, featuring former DIO guitarist Rowan Robertson alongside brothers Jeff Duncan (ARMORED SAINT, ODIN) on lead vocals and guitar, Shawn Duncan (ODIN, BIRD OF PREY) on drums, and Matt Duncan on bass, has set the tentative track listing for its new album, due in early 2007 via an as-yet-undetermined label. ...

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Ex-ANTHRAX Singer JOHN BUSH Is The New Voice Of BURGER KING

If you have missed the voice of ARMORED SAINT/ex-ANTHRAX singer John Bush, start listening for John Bush voiceover on Burger King TV commercials, which should start airing for the holiday season. The first spot is for a Burger King credit card stocking stuffer, while the second spot is in conjunction with Xbox. ARMORED SAINT played ...

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DC4 Booking Shows For The Spring

Los Angeles-based hard rock band DC4, featuring former DIO guitarist Rowan Robertson alongside brothers Jeff Duncan (ARMORED SAINT, ODIN) on lead vocals and guitar, Shawn Duncan (ODIN, BIRD OF PREY) on drums, and Matt Duncan on bass, are looking to book shows in the southwestern U.S. for 2007. According to a bulletin on their MySpace ...

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KATAKLYSM: New Quebec Date Announced

After selling out the two back-to-back November shows in Rouyn-Noranda and in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada last weekend, KATAKLYSM has now added a show in Hull, Quebec in the Gatineau and Ottawa region for December 17. KATAKLYSM remaining dates for 2006: Dec. 01 - Saint-John, NB @ Elwoods Dec. 02 - Halifax, NS @ Stage Nine ...

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theRMS: Promotional EP Available Online

Finnish "alternative metal" band theRMS has just released a four-song promotional EP, "Sirkus for Sale", via its official web site, www.the-rms.com. The group, which is currently seeking a new deal, has been preparing material for the follow-up to its debut album, "From Below", which came out in 2003. The upcoming CD, which has ...

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DETENTE's 'Recognize No Authority' Remastered

DETENTE's clasic album "Recognize No Authority" has just been remastered with Brad Vance at Redmastering. Brad previously remastered albums by FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, FATES WARNING, and ARMORED SAINT, and has also worked with CANNIBAL CORPSE. According to a press release, "The remaster kicks ass! Brad was careful to maintain a balance between making the album ...

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HELL WITHIN Announces New Drummer

HELL WITHIN has announced the addition of drummer Derek Jay (ex-TRAUMA CONCEPT) to the group's ranks. "We would like to thank all of the drummers that auditioned," the band writes in a statement. "We saw a lot of talented people and it was great to meet you all. We are very confident that Derek will ...

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Singer CHRIS HEAVEN Recording WHITESNAKE, LED ZEPPELIN Covers

Italian hard rock singer Chris Heaven is currently working on cover versions of WHITESNAKE's "Slide It In" and LED ZEPPELIN's "Kashmir" for upcoming tribute albums. Other musicians that are scheduled take part include Rowan Robertson (DIO), Gerald Kloos (EMPIRE), Gonzo (ARMORED SAINT), Johan Niemann (THERION, MIND'S EYE), and Daniel Flores (MIND'S EYE, SECRET SPHERE). Chris ...

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Original FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Drummer Recounts Band's History

On October 31, Metal Blade Records will re-issue one of THE classic albums of its catalogue — FLOTSAM AND JETSAM's mighty "Doomsday for the Deceiver". The album will be re-released as a three-disc-set — two CDs and one DVD. It includes the original version, a remixed version (by the album's original producer, Bill Metoyer), demo ...

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BRIAN POSEHN To Guest-Host 'Headbanger's Ball'

Comedian/actor Brian Posehn will guest-host this weekend's edition of MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball". Brian will play host to the renowned heavy metal music-video show this Saturday, October 7 in place of regular "Headbanger's Ball" host Jamey Jasta (who is currently on tour with his band HATEBREED). Brian will also be making the television premier of his ...

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KISS/ALICE COOPER Drummer ERIC SINGER Schedules Montreal In-Store

Acclaimed drummer Eric Singer (KISS, ALICE COOPER, BLACK SABBATH) will make an in-store appearance at Steve's Music in Montreal, Quebec (51 Saint Antoine Ouest) on Sunday, October 15 between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. As previously reported, an exclusive interview with Eric Singer regarding his years in BLACK SABBATH, conducted by music writer Joel Gausten, ...

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KATAKLYSM Schedules First-Ever Dates In Eastern Canada

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have announced their first-ever dates in Eastern Canada. The details are as follows: Dec. 01 - Saint-John, NB. @ Elwoods Dec. 02 - Halifax, NS. @ Stage Nine As previously reported, KATAKLYSM will team up with NEAERA (Germany), FEAR MY THOUGHTS (Germany) and QUO VADIS (Canada) for the "Road to Devastation" ...

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OSI: Vinyl Version Of New EP Due Next Week

Burning Shed has set an October 9 release date for the vinyl version of the new OSI (OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE) EP, featuring three remixes of "Free" album tracks. InsideOut Music will release a CD version of the EP, which will also include a video for the song "Free" directed by Andreas Nilsson. The EP ...

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THE CULT: Fall U.S. Tour Dates Announced

THE CULT has announced the following fall 2006 U.S. tour dates: Oct. 27 - Dallas, TX - Glass Cactus Oct. 29 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Amphitheatre Oct. 31 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues Nov. 01 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle Nov. 03 - Saint Petersburg, FL - Jannus Landing ...

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L.A. GUNS, BULLETBOYS: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

The L.A. GUNS version featuring guitarist Tracii Guns alongside fellow original members Paul Black and Nickey Alexander will team up with BULLETBOYS for a U.S. tour beginning late October. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Oct. 27 - Farmington, NM @ Big City Nite Club Oct. 28 - Aurora, CO @ Hubba's Oct. 30 ...

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Swiss Doomsters PŸLON To Release Second Album This Week

Swiss doomsters PŸLON are scheduled to release their second album, "Th' Eternal Wedding Band", on September 26 via Quam Libet Records. The CD contains twelve original cuts, written by all three members/vocalists, plus the video for the instrumental "2046". "We enjoy trying out things and not having to stick to stereotypical doom, but we are ...

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JOEY VERA Releases New Solo Album

Bassist Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT, FATES WARNING, ANTHRAX) has posted the following message on his official web site: "Just released is my new solo project A CHINESE FIREDRILL 'Circles'. I know I said it wasn't available until Sept. 26 but I just couldn't wait another week! So, here it is and available now. And through ...

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ARMORED SAINT Guitarist Talks About Band's 'Reunion'

Diana DeVille of KNAC.COM recently conducted an interview with ODIN/ARMORED SAINT guitarist Jeff Duncan. A few excerpts from the chat follow: KNAC.COM: How did you feel about the [ARMORED SAINT] reunion and the reaction from the fans? Jeff: Oh, well, ARMORED SAINT's kind of funny in that, I didn't really consider it so ...

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