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GIANT SQUID Announces Lineup Changes

Austin, Texas-based eclectic doom rock act GIANT SQUID have issued the following update: "GIANT SQUID recently completed a quick jaunt across the U.S., including select dates with new labelmates STOLEN BABIES, as well as meeting up with The End Records veterans AGALLOCH for their CD release show in Portland, OR. Unfortunately the band couldn't come ...

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Former CYNIC Bassist Publishes Instructional Book

Former CYNIC/OSI bassist Sean Malone has just published a new instructional book, "Music Theory for Bassists", through Hal Leonard. "The idea of the book is to present a bassist's-eye view of music theory: all of the facts and figures to get you up and running as quickly as possible with the 'language of music,'" says ...

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GLORIA MORTI To Enter Studio In October

Finnish black metallers GLORIA MORTI have issued the following update: "After long and painful writing process, GLORIA MORTI have finally set the dates for the recording of their second album. The recording is scheduled to begin at the early October and the album should be ready for release in the spring of 2007. Further info ...

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Come What(ever) May - STONE SOUR

Before we got all mixed up with eighteen million different subgenres of metal, there was just one single genre: heavy metal (or hard rock), a musical space marked by a significantly harder edge than the mothership of rock and roll but also a field wide open to many different sounds and styles. Thus in the ...

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The Muse of Senor Ray - THE MATADORS

Fans of hand-clappin', booty-shaking California stoner pop (i.e. FU MANCHU's "California Crossing" album, the most straightforward QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE cuts, or a lot of the HELLACOPTERS' output) may want to check out THE MATADORS. They're not the most distinctive band in the world, but they do deliver low-watt thrills in a well-mined genre. ...

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Misery Speaks - MISERY SPEAKS

Finding yet another way to work "misery" into a band name, Germany's MISERY SPEAKS lands its Alveran debut (after the independently released full-length "Things Fall Apart" and "Demo 2005" disc) and should make a medium-sized splash in scene waters with this self-titled album. The album's fundamental metalcore approach is injected with a healthy dose of ...

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Be An EMPEROR Roadie For A Day

Like to lift things? Find yourself often humming EMPEROR tunes in the shower? Well now's your chance to play roadie for a day for the Norwegian black metal lords! The roadie for the day would be for the July 14 show at B.B. King club in New York City and the July 17 appearance at ...

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ALLELE Part Ways With Singer, Announce Replacement

ALLELE — the new project featuring former COLD guitarist Kelly Hayes and former OTEP guitarist Lane Maverick — have parted ways with vocalist Wally Wood. The band's statement on the matter reads as follows: "OK, so well now I'd imagine everyone pretty much knows what is going on. We would have preferred to make an ...

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Live In Munich 1977 - RAINBOW

There are always people who, to be difficult, like to throw rocks at the sacred cows of music. You know, that ass-clown who insists that SABBATH wasn't all that great, or that "Kill 'em All" is overrated, or that LED ZEPPELIN is a bunch of bullshit. But even amongst these career naysayers, it's hard to ...

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Sacrifice - DEADSOIL

DEADSOIL are textbook metalcore. They can thrash it up, as on "Cross the Great Divide", or throw in clean singalong choruses, as on "Unspoken" and the melodic "These Stings". They can do the galloping AT THE GATES beat (see "True Belief") and they can do HATEBREED-style breakdowns. What they can't do is inspire any kind ...

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DRAGONFORCE: More OZZFEST 'Off' Dates Announced

U.K. power metallers DRAGONFORCE have confirmed the following U.S. headlining shows during Ozzfest "off" days (all shows with support from BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME except noted otherwise): Jun. 30 - Eugene, OR - WOW Hall Jul. 05 - Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep Jul. 12 - Ft. Worth, TX - Ridglea Theatre ...

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To Escape Is To Suffer - UPON INFLICTION

With all the fanfare of a tree falling in the forest, this record hit the shelves a couple months ago. What the hell kind of world do we live in when a killer slab of Florida death metal, one with honest-to-christ songs and a sense of tempo almost unknown today, gets released, and no one ...

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DEF LEPPARD Bassist Comments On Upcoming Tour

With their new album "Yeah!" still hot off the presses, DEF LEPPARD is ready to celebrate with a summer-long tour. The band will kick off its 54-date tour in fitting fashion Saturday night (June 3), when it shares the stage with some of metal's giants at the Gods of Metal festival in Milan, Italy. The ...

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