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KAYO DOT: New Tour Dates Announced

KAYO DOT, the Boston, Massachusetts-based "avant-metal" project featuring former members of the now-defunct MAUDLIN OF THE WELL, return to the road this January, hot on the heels of a seven-week U.S. tour this past fall. The band will be on the road a lot this year in support of their sophomore album, "Dowsing Anemone with ...

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ARMORED SAINT Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

Reunited California-based metallers ARMORED SAINT, who feature in their ranks (former?) ANTHRAX singer John Bush and current FATES WARNING bassist Joey Vera, have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 23-24, 2006 in Balingen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical ...

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LIBERTY N' JUSTICE To Release 'All-Star' Album Via MTM MUSIC

MTM Music has announced the signing of Christian rockers LIBERTY N' JUSTICE. The group's new "all-star" album, "Soundtrack of a Soul", will be handled by MTM in Europe, while Avantage Records will be issuing the CD in Brazil. Due in February 2006, "Soundtrack of a Soul" features contributions from the following guest singers: Ez Gomer ...

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THE GATES OF SLUMBER Sign With I HATE RECORDS

Indiana-based doomsters THE GATES OF SLUMBER have inked a deal with I Hate Records. The group are scheduled to enter the studio in early 2006 to begin recording their sophomore album, "Suffer No Guilt", tentatively due in June. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Suffer No Guilt", "Dweller in the Deep", "God Wills ...

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GRAVE Finish Writing Seven New Songs For Upcoming CD

Legendary Swedish death metallers GRAVE have posted the following message on their official web site: "GRAVE will perform at this year's Arnhem Metal Meeting [in Holland]. Sharing the stage with DISMEMBER, DESTRUCTION and CANDLEMASS will be a night to remember. Also added are the dates for the upcoming European 'The Domination Tour 2006'. Be sure ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH To Guest On New LIBERTY N' JUSTICE CD

Christian rockers LIBERTY N' JUSTICE have announced that former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach will be making a guest appearance on their new CD, entitled "Soundtrack of a Soul". Sebastian is featured on the track "Another Nail", which was co-written by Bach, Mike Layne, Justin Murr, and Keri Kelli (VINCE NEIL, SLASH'S SNAKEPIT, ADLER'S APPETITE). ...

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STRYPER To Embark On Church Tour

Reunited Christian hard rockers STRYPER are in the process of organizing a tour that will take place in 2006 and be a "first for STRYPER, on multiple levels," the band write in a newsletter. "STRYPER will be doing a rare acoustic-style tour of churches across America. "Interested in making sure STRYPER plays your church? Here's ...

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ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY: More U.S. Tour Dates Announced

ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY will head out on the road again this fall in support of their latest album, "Fulton Hill". This headlining jaunt will kick off on October 20 in Brooklyn, NY and work its way towards Johnson City, TN on November 20. This great American hard rock band's entire catalog is now available in one ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH: New Tour Dates Announced

Former VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth has announced the following solo dates in November: Nov. 11 - Saint Petersburg, FL @ Vinoy Waterfront Park Nov. 12 - Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live Nov. 14 - Hollywood, FL @ Seminole Hard Rock Live Nov. 25 - Saint Charles, MO @ Ameristar Casino Nov. 26 ...

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FLESHCRAWL Replace DISBELIEF At Germany's NIGHT OF POWER Festival

German death metallers FLESHCRAWL have replaced DISBELIEF on the billing of this year's Night of Power festival, set to be held on October 15 at I-Park Halle Klingholz in Giebelstadt (near Würzburg), Germany. The complete lineup for the festival so far is as follows (in alphabetical order): FALCONER END OF GREEN SAINT (Josh Kramer) GODDESS ...

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Frontman Awaiting Word On When He Can Return Home

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY have been forced by Hurricane Katrina to postpone their scheduled European tour with MOTÖRHEAD. A New Orleans resident, C.O.C. lead vocalist/guitarist Pepper Keenan evacuated the city with his family, leaving behind his house and Magazine Street bar, Le Bon Temps Roulé. Keenan and his family are staying temporarily in Lake Charles, Louisiana ...

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Guitarist KERI KELLI To Guest On LIBERTY N' JUSTICE CD

Guitarist Keri Kelli (VINCE NEIL, SLASH'S SNAKEPIT, ADLER"S APPETITE) is the latest guest musician to be confirmed to appear on the upcoming "all-star" CD from Christian rockers LIBERTY N' JUSTICE, entitled "Soundtrack of a Soul". Kelli will be playing on the track "Another Nail". As previously reported, guest vocalists set to appear on the CD ...

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GOAT HORN: Canadian Tour Dates Announced

Canadian metallers GOAT HORN will be embarking on a three-week headlining trek across the Great White North supporting their EP release, "Threatening Force". GOAT HORN "Right Fucked Rite Off Across Canada 2005" tour dates: Sep. 14 – Sherbrooke, QC – Tremplin 16-30 Sep. 15 – Moncton, NB – Paramount Lounge Sep. 16 – Saint John, ...

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VOIVOD's PIGGY: Funeral Services Scheduled

A viewing for late VOIVOD guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour will be held at the following location/times: St-Dominique Church 2551, rue Saint-Dominique, Jonquière, Quebec Canada G7X 6J6 Tél. : 418-547-4704 Tuesday, August 30: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 31: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Thursday, September 1: 9:00 a.m. ...

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OZZFEST, GIGANTOUR, MÖTLEY CRÜE Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: Ozzfest: BLACK SABBATH, IRON MAIDEN, MUDVAYNE, SHADOWS FALL, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, IN FLAMES & others Venue: Alpine Valley Music Theatre City/State: East Troy, Wis. Date: Aug. 6, 2005 Attendance: 20,575 Capacity: 35,072 Artist/Event: Ozzfest: BLACK SABBATH, ...

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Awaken the Guardian (reissue) - FATES WARNING

While their eternal doppelgangers QUEENSRŸCHE did more to popularize "thinking man's metal", and onetime disciples DREAM THEATER turned prog-metal into a cottage industry, FATES WARNING are no less deserving of their place in progressive metal history. Their 1986 set, "Awaken the Guardian", hit a pinnacle of classic metal with a slightly technical bent and the ...

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DRY KILL LOGIC To Release New Album Next Spring

DRY KILL LOGIC frontman Cliff Rigano has issued the following update: "No rest for the wicked… After Gigantour ends, we will be embarking on the 'New Level of Aggression II' tour, presented by Vestal, which will run from September 12 through October 25 and take us back around the U.S. one more time. We will ...

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More 'Ridiculous Black Metal Pictures' Posted Online

Mike From Hobart of RuthlessReviews.com, who was responsible for compiling last year's list of the "Top Ten Most Ridiculous Black Metal Pics Of All Time", has returned with the 2005 installment. The new list, which includes such names as IMMORTAL, DIMMU BORGIR, CRADLE OF FILTH and CARPATHIAN FOREST, along with Mike's humorous commentary about each ...

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