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CROWBAR: New Album Artwork Posted Online

The cover art for CROWBAR's new album, "Lifesblood for the Downtrodden", has been posted online at Nodferatu's Lair. The follow-up to 2001's "Sonic Excess In Its Purest Form", "Lifesblood for the Downtrodden" is scheduled for release on February 8 through Candlelight Records. "Lifesblood For The Downtrodden" was produced by the working team of ...

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CROWBAR Frontman: 'Hanging Out With DIME Was Some Of The Funnest Times Of My Life'

CROWBAR guitarist/vocalist Kirk Windstein has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "This whole thing is very disturbing. "First, I'd like to give my deepest heartfelt sympathy to Vinnie, Rita, all Dime's bandmates, and all of his family and friends throughout the world. "Second, I'd like to thank Dime for ...

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METAL CHURCH: 'We Are Immensely Saddened By This Great Loss'

METAL CHURCH tour manager Rob Monks has posted the following message regarding the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell: "The news of Dimebag's death reached the ears of the METAL CHURCH camp about five minutes before we were due to hit stage in Tuscon, AZ. At that time it was just a rumor and not ...

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METALLICA: 'Some Kind Of Monster' DVD Bonus Features Detailed

More details have been revealed about the upcoming DVD release of the METALLICA documentary "Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster". Among the more than seven hours of bonus features on the disc are 28 additional scenes, including footage of METALLICA's collaboration with hip hop artist JA RULE and live scenes from the Fillmore shows; festivals and ...

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ENTOMBED, CROWBAR, PRO-PAIN, THE MIGHTY NIMBUS To Team Up For U.S. Tour

Candlelight Records, in cooperation with Metal Maniacs and Revolver magazines, has announced its first label tour for the United States. Set to kick off February 7 at B.B. King's in New York, the tour will feature Stockholm's ENTOMBED, New Orleans' CROWBAR with Florida-based PRO-PAIN and Minnesota's THE MIGHTY NIMBUS. ENTOMBED, earlier this year seeing the ...

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VALUME NOB: Video Shoot Announced

VALUME NOB, the Louisiana based band featuring CROWBAR/DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein on bass, will be filming a video for their song "Boots" on Saturday, November 20, 2004 at The Most High (4040 Tulane Ave.) in New Orleans. Anyone wanting to attend must be at the gate for 2:00 p.m. (sharp). Free beer will be supplied. ...

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GRAVEYARD RODEO Reunion Confirmed

Drummer Wayne "Doobie" Fabra of legendary Lousiana hardcore/metal pioneers GRAVEYARD RODEO has confirmed to NolaUnderground.com that the band have reformed and are currently rehearsing with a view towards playing a few reunion shows in the New Orleans area (as first reported here on Oct. 18). The current lineup of the group ...

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CROWBAR: In Mixing Mode

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR are currently mixing their new album, "Life's Blood For The Downtrodden", in Miami, FL for a February 8, 2005 Stateside release through Candlelight Records. "Life's Blood For The Downtrodden" was produced by the working team of Warren Riker (DOWN) and Rex Brown (PANTERA, DOWN). Brown also handled the bass duties on ...

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GRAVEYARD RODEO: Reunion Show Planned?

Legendary Lousiana hardcore/metal pioneers GRAVEYARD RODEO, who once featured in their ranks current CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, are said to be planning a reunion show in early 2005, possibly in February at Dixie Tavern in New Orleans. GRAVEYARD RODEO released a debut album, "Sowing Discord In the Haunts of Man", through Century Media ...

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ANDREW W.K. Sings With FEAR FACTORY

Andrew W.K. had the "honor" of singing with FEAR FACTORY during their New York City concert at the Roseland Ballroom Wednesday night (Oct. 13), according to a posting on the singer's web site. "Andrew helped sing the song 'Edgecrusher' from the band's 'Obsolete' album," the posting continues. "It was really fun to sing ...

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VALUME NOB Confirmed For VOODOO MUSIC EXPERIENCE

VALUME NOB, the Louisiana based band featuring CROWBAR/DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein on bass, have been confirmed to play the sixth annual Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans. This year's lineup includes THE BEASTIE BOYS, KID ROCK, VELVET REVOLVER and more. VALUME NOB will take the stage at 4:15 p.m. on Saturday, October 16. As previously ...

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METALLICA: 'Jane Pauley' Promo Clip Posted Online

A brief promotional video for METALLICA's appearance on "The Jane Pauley Show" has been posted online at this location (Quicktime). According to MTV.com, METALLICA taught Pauley how to rock for Thursday's (Sept. 30) episode of her show, which is recorded live before a studio audience. After a discussion about the band's experience with ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT, ROB ZOMBIE Remember JOHNNY RAMONE

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett and Rob Zombie are among the musicians that have contributed testimonials to the enduring influence of Johnny Ramone and his seminal punk rock outfit the RAMONES in the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine. Kirk Hammett: "I would come into contact with Johnny in the mid-Eighties, and I was intimidated. I'd ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE: JAMES HETFIELD Is Jealous Of Me

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has spoken to Canada's Chart Attack about the inclusion of a scene in METALLICA's "Some Kind of Monster" documentary in which METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich sits down with Mustaine for a one-on-one therapy session. "Everyone says how the part with me [in the movie] is the most intense. Yeah, ...

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KIRK HAMMETT Hopes New METALLICA Album Will Be Completed By End Of 2005

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett recently spoke to the Cleveland Free Times regarding Jason Newsted's departure, the "Some Kind of Monster" documentary, touring and the next studio album which he hopes will be completed by the end of the year. Several excerpts from the interview follow: On Jason Newsted's departure: Kirk Hammett: "It was pretty devastating ...

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