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KID ROCK To Unleash First-Ever Live Album

KID ROCK has unveiled details of his first-ever live album, dubbed "Live Trucker". The 13-track set, which captures Rock and his TWISTED BROWN TRUCKER band in all their onstage glory, is set to hit stores on February 28. Recorded at various Michigan locations in 2000 and 2004, "Live Trucker" features guest appearances from longtime TWISTED ...

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KCUF Debut Featuring KORN, SYSTEM OF A DOWN Members To Surface This Month

KCUF, the new project featuring Crazy "White" Sean (ex-GWAR roadie) and former SNOT/AMEN/LO-PRO bassist John "Tumor" Fahnestock, will release their debut album on February 21 via 313 Recordings/Corporate Punishment Records. Entitled "Modern Primitive Punk", the CD includes guest appearances from Shavo Odajian (SYSTEM OF A DOWN), Sid "DJ Starscream" Wilson (SLIPKNOT) and James "Munky" Shaffer ...

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SLIPKNOT 'Save Face' At GRAMMY AWARDS: Photos Available

The Associated Press is reporting that SLIPKNOT saved face at the 48th annual Grammy Awards — arriving Wednesday night in their trademark masks to accept the award for "Best Metal Performance". "Thanks to our fans, that's really what made us get here," said bassist Paul Gray, wearing shorts, a tie over his T-shirt and a ...

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TODESBONDEN To Open For THE GATHERING In Virginia

TODESBONDEN, the atmospheric doom band founded by Laurie Ann Haus (AUTUMN TEARS, EPHEMERAL SUN, NEST, RAIN FELL WITHIN, GARDEN OF SHADOWS), will open for THE GATHERING on Sunday, March 19 at Jaxx in Springfield, Virginia. Tickets are $17 in advance, $20 at the door. As previously reported, TODESBONDEN have completed the songwriting process for their ...

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OVERKILL In Talks To Play GIGANTOUR

Greg Wilson of Doomsdaymusic.com recently conducted an interview with D.D. Verni of OVERKILL/THE BRONX CASKET CO. fame. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: Doomsdaymusic.com: Now speaking of shows I know you guys [THE BRONX CASKET CO.] were supposed to have one in October but you basically had it taken away from ...

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TODESBONDEN To Begin Recording New Album In February

TODESBONDEN, the atmospheric doom band founded by Laurie Ann Haus (AUTUMN TEARS, EPHEMERAL SUN, NEST, RAIN FELL WITHIN, GARDEN OF SHADOWS), have completed the songwriting process for their new album, "Ghost of a Crescent Moon". The drum recordings will begin in early February with producer Markus Stock (EMPYRIUM, NOEKK, THE VISION BLEAK, SUN OF THE ...

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Long-Awaited KCUF Debut To Surface Early Next Year

According to MTV.com, ex-AMEN bassist John "Tumor" Fahnestock and former GWAR merch salesman/singer Crazy White Sean are gearing up for the release of the debut album by their new band KCUF, which should be out early next year. "Modern Primitive" features guest appearances by SYSTEM OF A DOWN bassist Shavo Odadjian, SLIPKNOT DJ Sid Wilson ...

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TODESBONDEN To Headline Virginia's A MIDWINTER NIGHT'S DREAM

TODESBONDEN, the doom metal, atmospheric, renaissance, ethnic, Celtic, medieval, and classically influenced project founded by Laurie Ann Haus (AUTUMN TEARS, EPHEMERAL SUN, NEST, RAIN FELL WITHIN, GARDEN OF SHADOWS), have been confirmed as the headliners of A Midwinter Night's Dream, set to take place January 14, 2006 at the Jaxx in Springfield, Virginia. Also scheduled ...

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DEMIRICOUS Hard At Work On Debut Video

Indianapolis-based death/thrash metal band DEMIRICOUS are currently working on their debut video for the track "Vagrant Idol" with acclaimed director Dale "Rage" Resteghini (HATEBREED, MUDVAYNE, ILL NINO, SHADOWS FALL). Co-directing is Resteghini's protégé Frankie Nasso (SWORN ENEMY, DANNY DIABLO, AUGUST BURNS RED). "I think we've got an ace in the hole with this one," commented ...

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STREAM OF PASSION To Release New Single

STREAM OF PASSION, the new band featuring AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen, will release a new single on February 13, 2006. It will be accompanied by a video clip shot by renowned Belgian director Peter van Eyndt. The single will contain three very special bonus tracks. STREAM OF PASSION will hit the road for a European ...

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ZAKK WYLDE To Be Inducted Into HOLLYWOOD'S ROCKWALK

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY/OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Zakk Wylde will be inducted into Guitar Center's Hollywood's RockWalk, located at 7425 Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, CA, on Tuesday, January 27, 2006 at noon. This event is FREE and open to the public. Wylde has played a significant role in the solo career of BLACK SABBATH frontman Ozzy Osbourne, ...

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DEMIRICOUS To Release Debut Album In January

Indianapolis-based death/thrash metal band DEMIRICOUS have set "One (Hellbound)" as the title of their Metal Blade Records debut, due on January 24, 2006. The album was recorded in June 2005 at Planet Z studios with producer Zeuss (HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL). The band had previously stated about the upcoming CD: "We are just trying to write ...

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GORGOROTH Explain Gig Cancellations

Ann Frestad of Khaoz Productionz, which represents the Norwegian black metal bands GORGOROTH and 1349, has issued the following statement regarding the two groups' gig cancellations in Ljubljana, Slovenia and Zilina, Slovakia: "Ljubljana, Slovenia: We got major bus problems, and did not make the show in time. We wanted to play, but due to the ...

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DEF LEPPARD: Bid On A Guitar And Lesson From VIVIAN CAMPBELL

On November 13, charity organization Create Now! is having an benefit event at the Improv Comedy Club in Hollywood, which includes an auction that gives you the chance to bid on a Gibson Epiphone Les Paul signed by DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell, plus a private guitar lesson from Vivian. Among the other items auctioned ...

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STREAM OF PASSION Enter Dutch Album Chart At No. 27

STREAM OF PASSION, the new band featuring AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen, have entered the Dutch national album chart at position No. 27 with their debut CD, "Embrace the Storm". In other news, Arjen and STREAM OF PASSION frontwoman, Mexican singer Marcela Bovio (one of the vocalists on AYREON's 2004 rock opera, "The Human Equation") performed ...

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'Hard Rock Treasures' DVD To Include Full-Length Interview With DIMEBAG

More details have been revealed regarding the upcoming "Hard Rock Treasures" "rockumentary" DVD, due on November 21 via Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Featuring exclusive interviews with some of the most important rock bands ever, including DEEP PURPLE, LED ZEPPELIN, METALLICA, KISS and many more, "Hard Rock Treasures" follows Don Bernstein, Head of Collections for ...

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Buried in the Front Yard - RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER

Think what you will about the record label, band name, cover art, and album title, but RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER's "Buried in the Back Yard" is not a grindcore album. It's a dynamic thrash album with roots in crossover, a musically talented cast, and loads of tongue-in-cheek cleverness. MUNICIPAL WASTE's "Hazardous Mutation" was the first thrash/crossover class ...

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