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AC/DC Members Anxious To Start Touring Again

Launch Radio Networks reports: If you think you're excited about AC/DC touring again, just imagine how they feel. The band has done a few shows over the past few years, but AC/DC hasn't done anything extensive since their 2000-2001 "Stiff Upper Lip" world tour. Lead singer Brian Johnson told Launch that the guys are getting ...

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…And They Shall Take Up Serpents - BYZANTINE

West Virginia's BYZANTINE may have crafted that rare album in "…And They Shall Take Up Serpents" that will appeal to the tech-heads without alienating the straight-up thrash bashers. It's as though LAMB OF GOD got bored and one day decided to spice up the arrangements with the instrumental madness of a THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN ...

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FIREBALL MINISTRY Sign With LIQUOR AND POKER MUSIC

Acclaimed Los Angeles quartet FIREBALL MINISTRY, recently dubbed the "#1 metal band you need to know now" by Guitar World, have officially joined the roster of Liquor and Poker Music. The L.A.-based rock label will release the group's new album, "Their Rock Is Not Our Rock", on October 18. A rough mix of the new ...

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H.I.M.: Ninth Podcast Available

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have uploaded the ninth installment of their podcast to document the progress of their forthcoming album, "Dark Light", due out on September 27 via Sire. Among the topics covered in the latest update are the following: * Catching up with Mige * Concept of the new music video, "Rip Out the Wings ...

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METALLICA: Unauthorized DVD History Due This Week

Spain's Locomotive Records has set a July 19 release date for a documentary-styled two-hour DVD history of METALLICA, filled with exclusive interviews, interactive trivia, extensive discographies, onstage/offstage/backstage action and the kind of critical analysis that only "unauthorized" projects like these could muster. "The History of Metallica: Out of the Loop" chronicles the metal superband's humble ...

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MEGADETH, FEAR FACTORY: 'Rockline' Interview Available For Download

MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine, along with FEAR FACTORY's Burton C. Bell and Raymond Herrera, were interviewed on on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" on Monday (July 11). Included in the broadcast was the world premiere of the opening track from FEAR FACTORY's upcoming album, "Trangression", entitled "540,000 Degrees Fahrenheit". Download an MP3 of the entire ...

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Former ANTHRAX, HADES Singers Are Top Candidates For SEVEN WITCHES Slot

Neil Turbin (ex-ANTHRAX) and Alan Tecchio (ex-HADES, WATCHTOWER) are the two vocalists currently in the running for the vacant singer slot in SEVEN WITCHES, according to informed sources. Both vocalists recently appeared on SEVEN WITCHES guitarist Jack Frost's upcoming solo CD, "Out in the Cold", tentatively due in September (Turbin can be heard on "Crucifixation", ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: Fall 2005 Headlining Tour Announced

QUEENSRŸCHE have announced the details of their fall 2005 North American headlining tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Sep. 13 - Royal Theater – Victoria, B.C., Canada Sep. 14 - Vancouver PAC – Vancouver, B.C., Canada Sep. 16 - Sport Mart Place – Kamloops, Canada Sep. 17 - PG Civic Center - Prince ...

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COMBAT RECORDS To Relaunch

KOCH Records has announced the relaunch and resurrection of the classic Combat Records label brand, the birthing place of hard rock and hard core titans like VENOM, EXODUS, MEGADETH, POSSESSED, C.O.C., NUCLEAR ASSAULT, DEATH, DARK ANGEL and many more. The new venture will focus on developing new bands and providing them with a home that ...

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STEEL PROPHET Guitarist Comments On DAVID WAYNE's Passing

STEEL PROPHET guitarist Steve Kachinsky has issued the following statement regarding the recent passing of original METAL CHURCH singer David Wayne: "As many of you have probably heard David Wayne passed away [Tuesday, May 10] from complications arising from a car accident he was involved in not long ago. David was the singer on the ...

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FEAR FACTORY Reveal More Details About Upcoming CD

FEAR FACTORY have set "Transgression" as the title of their next studio album, tentatively due August 23 via Trillion Records. Trillion is the new imprint from Liquid 8 Records and Entertainment founder and CEO, Mike Cattain, who has created Trillion as a home for FEAR FACTORY and new bands seeking a creative haven grounded in ...

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DRY KILL LOGIC Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Replacement

DRY KILL LOGIC have parted ways with bassist Danny Horboychuk and have replaced him with Casey Mahoney. "Casey spent years in New York-based DOWNPORE; aside from being a dominating bass player he is a tremendous guy, and we are looking forward to bringing him on the road with us to experience first-hand the power and ...

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Paradigm In Entropy - BLEED THE SKY

This one surprised me. I was expecting the latest bland metalcore signing to capitalize on the genre's popularity. Well, it's not bland anyway. "Paradigm in Entropy" is a hard smack in the mouth. I suppose you can call it metalcore, but as far as I'm concerned, it's just modern extreme metal. The sound falls somewhere ...

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GIRLSCHOOL To Support MOTÖRHEAD In U.K.

Veteran U.K. all-girl hard rockers GIRLSCHOOL have confirmed they will open for MOTÖRHEAD on their U.K. tour in October/November. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 30 - Colston Hall – Bristol, UK Oct. 31 - Regent Theatre - Ipswich, UK Nov. 01 - Rock City - Nottingham, UK Nov. 03 - Cardiff University - Cardiff, ...

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Ohmwork - GZR

Even the gods can fuck up. Tony Iommi released the truly execrable "Forbidden" under the BLACK SABBATH name shortly before reuniting with the band's original lineup. Ozzy has those Bea Arthur stage outfits from the early 1980s to live down (not to mention — cue the hate mail — the steaming pile of AOR cack ...

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3 INCHES OF BLOOD To Open For MOTÖRHEAD, C.O.C. in Canada

Canadian metallers 3 INCHES OF BLOOD have been confirmed to support MOTÖRHEAD and CORROSION OF CONFORMITY at the following Canadian dates: Apr. 14 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC Apr. 15 - Prince George Multiplex - Prince George, BC Apr. 17 - Whiskey, The - Calgary, ALB Apr. 18 - Red's Entertainment Complex - Edmonton, ...

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VH1's 'When METALLICA Ruled The World' To Premiere This Month

A brand new VH1 special, entitled "When Metallica Ruled The World", is scheduled to premiere on Thursday, March 31 at 10:00 p.m. "When Metallica Ruled the World" tells the tale of the world's most dangerous band through the people who lived it. It brings you inside the nearly three decades of dramatic success, drunken debauchery ...

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