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STAIND, P.O.D., TAPROOT Gear Up For 'Fall Brawl' Tour

Flip/Atlantic recording group STAIND has weighed in with the announcement of a major headlining U.S. tour, dubbed the "Fall Brawl". The cross-country trek will find the band joining forces with Atlantic labelmates P.O.D. and TAPROOT, plus Texas rockers FLYLEAF, for what promises to be one of the season's most electrifying events. The itinerary is slated ...

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TYPHUS Confirmed For Minnesota's HEATHEN CRUSADE METALFEST

American black metallers TYPHUS have been confirmed for for the Heathen Crusade Metalfest, set to take place Saturday, January 21, 2006 at Star Central in Columbia Heights, Minnesota. Also scheduled to appear are Finland's MOONSORROW, Ireland's PRIMORDIAL, Sweden's THYRFING, TODESBONDEN (featuring Laurie Ann Haus; AUTUMN TEARS, EPHEMERAL SUN, RAIN FELL WITHIN, GARDEN OF SHADOWS, NEST) ...

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STREAM OF PASSION: 'Passion' Video Posted Online

STREAM OF PASSION, the new band featuring AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen, have uploaded their video for the track "Passion" at their official web site. The version of the song featured in the clip is a special edit not featured on the band's debut album. It is available in Quicktime and Windows Media player ...

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MOONSORROW, PRIMORDIAL, THYRFING Confirmed For Minnesota's HEATHEN CRUSADE METALFEST

Finland's MOONSORROW, Ireland's PRIMORDIAL and Sweden's THYRFING are among the confirmed bands for the Heathen Crusade Metalfest, set to take place Saturday, January 21, 2006 at Star Central in Columbia Heights, Minnesota. Also scheduled to appear are TODESBONDEN (featuring Laurie Ann Haus; AUTUMN TEARS, EPHEMERAL SUN, RAIN FELL WITHIN, GARDEN OF SHADOWS, NEST) and THE ...

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STREAM OF PASSION To Tour Europe In January

STREAM OF PASSION, the new band featuring AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen, will hit the road for a European tour starting January 25, 2006. The band will perform songs from their debut album, "Embrace the Storm", as well has songs from the AYREON back catalog. Support at all dates will come from DAMIAN WILSON. Confirmed dates ...

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Ghost Reveries - OPETH

There's a danger in taking OPETH for granted, now that we've been graced with a staggering seven albums' worth of progressive metal brilliance from them. They have their own sound, with instantly-identifiable elements, and you can only hear them "for the first time" once. That makes it easy to say they peaked when you were ...

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IRON MAIDEN Inducted Into HOLLYWOOD ROCKWALK: Photos Available

IRON MAIDEN were officially inducted into Guitar Center's Hollywood RockWalk Friday evening (August 19). Band members added their handprints — with a fake skeleton hand to stand in for their album cover skeleton mascot, "Eddie" — to the sidewalk gallery outside the Guitar Center on Sunset Boulevard, according to the Associated Press. Check out pictures ...

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HENRY ROLLINS To Embark On '25 Years Of Bulls**t' Tour

According to MTV.com, punk rock icon Henry Rollins has finalized plans for his "25 Years of Bullshit" tour, sponsored by IFC, which airs "Henry's Film Corner". The two-month, 43-show trek kicks off September 29 in Phoenix, and will include commentary on politics, pop culture and his most recent exploits, before wrapping November 26 in Las ...

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IRON MAIDEN To Be Inducted Into HOLLYWOOD ROCKWALK

IRON MAIDEN will be inducted into Guitar Center's Hollywood Rockwalk, located at 7425 Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, CA, on Friday, August 19 at 7:30 p.m. This event is FREE and open to the public. Hollywood's RockWalk is the only sidewalk gallery dedicated to honoring those artists who have made a significant impact and lasting contribution ...

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SLAYER's New Album To Surface Via AMERICAN/WARNER BROS. RECORDS

Warner Bros. Records has announced that American Recordings — headed by legendary hip-hop and rock producer Rick Rubin — has joined the Warner Bros. family of labels. The partnership entails that American Recordings will sign and provide creative services for artists, while Warner Bros. will handle promotion, publicity, sales, marketing, and distribution. Current American Recordings ...

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UGLY: New Songs Posted Online

UGLY, the Louisville/Detroit-based band formed from members of Lava/Atlantic's OUTSPOKEN and Detroit favorite BRIDGE, have just unveiled four new songs. Recorded in Ann Arbor, MI with Michael Lutz (BROWNSVILLE STATION founder/TED NUGENT bandmember) at his Tazmania studio. The band have completed seven songs for their as-yet-untitled record that will hopefully be hitting shelves after the ...

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Drummer VINNY APPICE To Collaborate With Hardcore Rapper NECRO

Legendary BLACK SABBATH/DIO drummer Vinny Appice will be collaborating with hardcore Brooklyn rapper NECRO on a track for NECRO's upcoming release, "Circle of Tyrants". Also scheduled to appear on the CD is SEPULTURA drummer Igor Cavalera. NECRO's most recent album, "The Pre-Fix For Death" (Psycho-Logical Records), featured guest appearances by OBITUARY members John Tardy and ...

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SEPULTURA Drummer To Collaborate With Hardcore Rapper NECRO

SEPULTURA drummer Igor Cavalera will be collaborating with hardcore Brooklyn rapper NECRO on a track for NECRO's upcoming release, "Circle of Tyrants". NECRO's most recent CD, "The Pre-Fix For Death" (Psycho-Logical Records), featured guest appearances by OBITUARY members John Tardy and Trevor Peres, Danny Lilker (NUCLEAR ASSAULT, ex-BRUTAL TRUTH), Danny Diablo (a.k.a. Lord Ezec of ...

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CLASSIC ROCK REVISITED Releases 'New Road Ahead Volume I'

Classic Rock Revisited, in association with Cowtown Digital, LLC, has released an all-digital download compilation of 11 songs by 10 classic rock superstars available as an iTunes exclusive beginning June 21, 2005. Comented Classic Rock Revisited editor Jeb Wright: "This is an exciting project that culminates all genres of classic rock music together under one ...

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FURY FEST Organizers Are Confident Festival Will Go Ahead As Planned

The organizers of France's Fury Fest have issued a statement explaining the circumstances that led to this year's festival nearly getting cancelled after they failed to provide "any guarantees concerning the security of the public and other people present," according to a local media report. In addition, there weren't any guarantees about hygienic conditions for ...

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France's FURY FEST In Danger Of Getting Cancelled

France's Fury Fest is in danger of being cancelled after the festival's organizers failed to provide "any guarantees concerning the security of the public and other people present," according to a local media report. In addition, there weren't any guarantees about hygienic conditions for campers and the festival is said to be not fully insured. ...

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Label Rep: New OPETH Album Is 'Crushing'

Roadrunner Records A&R rep Mike Gitter was in the studio with OPETH early last week checking out the progress of the recording sessions for the band's new album, "Ghost Reveries", due late summer via Roadrunner. Gitter had the following to say about what he's heard: "Heard four songs and was blown away....basically, they encompass all ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman Receives Honorary Doctorate From UMASS-BOSTON

According to the Boston Globe, more than 2,600 students collected degrees Friday (June 3) from the University of Massachusetts at Boston, where commencement day advice was delivered by Steven Tyler of AEROSMITH, broadcast journalist Emily Rooney, and the president of the Dominican Republic, Leonel Fernandez. Tyler, a Boston-based rock 'n' roll icon, received an honorary ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Confirmed For LIVE 8 Concert In London

VELVET REVOLVER have been confirmed for the Live 8 London concert on July 2 in Hyde Park. A total of five enormous, free concerts will be held July 2 in Philadelphia, London, Paris, Berlin and Rome, according to the Washington Post. The extravaganza, which is being organized by Bob Geldof, who 20 years ago put ...

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OPETH Announce New Album Title

Sweden's OPETH have set "Ghost Reveries" as the title of their new album, tentatively due late summer via Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 2003's acoustic masterpiece, "Damnation", and OPETH's first disc in years without producer Steve Wilson, the album will include the following tracks, among others: "Ghost of Perdition", "The Baying of the Hounds" and ...

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