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Interview With Former KYUSS Drummer BRANT BJORK Posted Online

TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 35 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. The episode features interviews host Mark Strigl conducted with former KYUSS drummer Brant Bjork and FIREBALL MINISTRY guitarist Emily Burton. Hosts John Ostronomy and Strigl also discuss such topics as SYSTEM OF A DOWN, Ace Frehley, Ronnie James Dio and Ian Gillan. Pictures as well ...

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FIREBALL MINISTRY: Audio Interview Posted Online

TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 33 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. This episode is part one of two episodes featuring FIREBALL MINISTRY. It features interviews host Mark Strigl conducted with guitarist/vocalist James A. Rota and bassist Johny Chow. Interview topics include JUDAS PRIEST, CKY, Ozzfest, and CLUTCH. Hosts John Ostronomy and Mark Strigl also discuss topics ...

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PAIN Mainman Begins Work On New Album

PAIN mainman Peter Tägtgren has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "The brand new DVD 'Live Is Overrated' is out now on Metal Mind, and features two concerts from Poland! There is a lot of bonus shit on there as well, so it's worth checking out if you want to see ...

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BRANT BJORK & THE BROS.: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

BRANT BJORK & THE BROS., the band led by former KYUSS/FU MANCHU drummer Brant Bjork, have lined up the following dates during May/June: May 13 - Albuquerque, NM – Burt's Tiki Lounge May 14 - Austin, TX – Emo's May 15 - Ft. Worth, TX - Wreck Room May 16 - Houston, TX - Rudyard`s ...

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ROADBURN FESTIVAL Live Webcast Scheduled For Today

Holland's VPRO 3voor12 will carry a live webcast of the 10th Roadburn Festival from the 013 venue in Tilburg, Holland on Saturday, April 9. The live webcast starts at 18:45 CET (16:45 GMT, U.S. East Coast at 12:45 p.m. and U.S. West Coast at 9:45 a.m.). All the performances from the Roadburn Festival will be ...

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INTERZONE Featured On BJÖRK's Charity Record

Canadian band INTERZONE, featuring former SACRIFICE frontman Rob Urbinati, are among the artists featured on a collection of cover versions and mixes of BJÖRK's song "Army of Me", with all of the proceeds to go to UNICEF (United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund). Prompted by the recent events in Southeast Asia, Icelandic singer Björk got ...

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Dare I Say - HERMANO

While his former bandmate Josh Homme rides QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE to platinum success, ex-KYUSS vocalist John Garcia can't seem to get his shit together, comparatively speaking. First emerging with the short-lived SLO BURN project, he then helmed UNIDA, who signed to American Recordings and spent $350,000 on a debut CD that still languishes ...

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HERMANO To Release New Album Next Week

Former KYUSS singer John Garcia's current band HERMANO will release their new album, "Dare I Say...", in the U.S. on February 15 via MeteorCity. "Dare I Say...", available in Europe since last November, is Garcia's first full-length album to be recorded and released in almost five years, since HERMANO's 2002 effort, "Only A Suggestion", was ...

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FEAR FACTORY Drummer To Produce New KRIYA CD

FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera will reportedly produce the new album from the Los Angeles-based, female-fronted, guitar-driven alternative rock band KRIYA. Drawing upon the collective influences of everyone from KATE BUSH, DAVID BOWIE and BJORK to ALANIS MORISSETTE and TORI AMOS, KRIYA have so far released one self-financed debut album, entitled "…And Then There Was ...

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Ex-FAITH NO MORE Singer MIKE PATTON Guests On New BJÖRK CD

Former FAITH NO MORE and current FANTOMAS singer Mike Patton is among the guests appearing on BJÖRK's upcoming album, "Medulla", due August 31 via Elektra. Patton reportedly contributes his voice to flesh out song elements normally handled by musical instruments. "Instruments are so over," Björk told Rolling Stone. "I think this was probably the most ...

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SLIPKNOT: 'Vol. 3' Certified Gold In The U.K.

SLIPKNOT's latest CD, "Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses)", has been certified gold in the U.K. for shipments in excess of 100,00 copies. As previously reported, the CD entered the U.K. album chart at No. 5. "Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses)" is the follow-up to SLIPKNOT's "Iowa", which debuted in the U.K. album charts at No. ...

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SLIPKNOT's 'Vol. 3' Enters U.K. Chart At No. 5

SLIPKNOT's "Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses)" entered the U.K. album chart at No. 5, according to Billboard magazine. Topping the chart is AVRIL LAVIGNE with her sophomore album, "Under My Skin", which is also expected to end USHER's reign atop the U.S. charts when data are issued Wednesday. SLIPKNOT's new album is expected to sell ...

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BRANT BJORK & THE BROS.: Tour Dates Announced

BRANT BJORK & THE BROS., the band led by former KYUSS/FU MANCHU drummer Brant Bjork, have announced the following dates during March/April: Mar. 06 - Flagstaff, AZ, @ Monte Vista Hotel Lounge Mar. 07 - Albuquerque, NM @ The Launch Pad Mar. 08 - Dallas, TX @ Gypsy Tea Room Mar. 09 - Austin, TX ...

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MONDO GENERATOR To Perform At LOLLAPALOOZA

MONDO GENERATOR, the side project of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Nick Oliveri and Josh Homme, have been confirmed to appear on the second stage at six dates at this year's Lollapalooza festival beginning with tonight's show in West Palm Beach, Florida. The band's latest album, "A Drug Problem That Never Existed", was released last ...

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KARI RUESLÅTTEN To Release New Single

Former THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL "goddess of beauty" Kari Rueslåtten, presently known simply as Kari, will issue the first single from her "Pilot" album — a remixed version of the track "Calling You" — just before Christmas. Kari recently explained how the remix came about: "I met Martin Eden when I was living in ...

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