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Republic? - SHEAVY

Surely you know the deal when it comes to Canada's SHEAVY. If you can't get enough of mid-period, Ozzy-era BLACK SABBATH with more of an upbeat stoner rock twist, then this is your band. Provided you don't trick yourself into thinking that SHEAVY is anything more than a heavy rock group wearing its SAB influences ...

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Get Some - NASHVILLE PUSSY

NASHVILLE PUSSY's "Get Some" sees the band going in an experimental direction, substituting lascivious lyrics with stories of a world in political turmoil, the plight of the homeless, and third world poverty. The AC/DC-meets-NUGENT-meets-SKYNYRD southern fried recklessness of past releases has been replaced with epic arrangements that merry modern rock with classical instrumentation. If you ...

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THE CLICK FIVE Singer Talks About Working With PAUL STANLEY

KISS frontman Paul Stanley recently collaborated with Boston-based THE CLICK FIVE on the track "Angel to You (Devil to Me)", which appears on THE CLICK FIVE's debut CD, "Greetings From Imrie House", out now on Lava. Stanley reportedly co-wrote the track with THE CLICK FIVE keyboardist Ben Romans at Stanley's home studio. The song also ...

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ROB ZOMBIE, MÖTLEY CRÜE To Perform On New VH1 CLASSIC Show

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that ROB ZOMBIE, MÖTLEY CRÜE, INCUBUS and SMASHING PUMPKINS founder Billy Corgan are among the artists who will tape performances for a new VH1 Classic program called "Decades Rock Live". Each one-hour segment will spotlight an influential rock or soul artist of the past 50 years performing alongside younger acts ...

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ALICE COOPER Discusses His Stage Show

ALICE COOPER recently spoke to Billboard.com about his new album, "Dirty Diamonds", and his current world tour, which includes such traditional Cooper set-pieces as guillotines, strait jackets and "female vampire whip dances." "If you asked 10 people in 1975 to go to an ALICE COOPER show and do a two-page report on what ...

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OZZFEST Has Turned Into A Swedish Invasion

This year's Ozzfest lineup includes an unprecedented four Swedish acts: IN FLAMES, THE HAUNTED, ARCH ENEMY and SOILWORK. Previously, only three Scandinavian bands had graced the Ozzfest stage in America over the past decade: Norway's DIMMU BORGIR in 2004 and Swedish metallers MESHUGGAH in 2002 and DRAIN STH in 1997. Brian Aberback of

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TERROR 2000 Finalize Track Listing For 'Terror For Sale'

TERROR 2000, the Swedish thrash metal band featuring Björn "Speed" Strid (SOILWORK), Klas Ideberg (DARKANE), Nick Sword (EL MAGO), Erik Thyselius (CONSTRUCDEAD) and Dan Svensson (HATELIGHT), have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Terror for Sale", tentatively due in October via Scarlet Records. Commented Strid: "We decided to take thrash metal to where ...

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Confrontation - SOILENT GREEN

It's been a long while since SOILENT GREEN's phenomenal 2001 album "A Deleted Symphony for the Beaten Down" was released. Unless you've been living in a cave since then, you probably know all about Ben Falgoust's tragic accident, his subsequent climb back to health, and his success building GOATWHORE into a world-class act that culminated ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: DOKKEN Reunion May Happen Next Year

Abrasive Rock recently conducted an interview with legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB). A couple of excerpts from the interview follow: Abrasive Rock: You were supposed to tour with John Sykes this summer, correct? George Lynch: "I wasn't supposed to." Abrasive Rock: There was talks about it? George Lynch: "Yeah, this is ...

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SOILENT GREEN: New Music Available For Download

Two brand-new SOILENT GREEN songs, taken from the group's forthcoming album, "Confrontation", have been posted online at Relapse.com. Check out the tracks "Leaves of Three" (mp3) and "Forgive and Regret" (mp3). With "Confrontation", SOILENT GREEN deliver the most intensely focused album of their career. Recorded at Mana Studios in Tampa, Florida ...

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LILLIAN AXE, SHOTGUN MESSIAH, RIVERDOGS Members To Appear On CHEAP TRICK Tribute CD

Members of LILLIAN AXE, SHOTGUN MESSIAH, RIVERDOGS and BALANCE OF POWER have reportedly contributed to the upcoming CHEAP TRICK tribute album, entitled "Tricked Out". FastLane Records are currently seeking bands to finish up the tribute, which is not expected to surface until next year. For more information, send an e-mail to [email protected] with "Tricked Out" ...

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Eulogy IV (Limited Edition) - NACHTMYSTIUM

Driving to work in a thunderstorm, the morning shadowed by a dark sky, lightning cracks sounding, trying not to hydroplane, as I watch a series of accidents along the roadway, the backdrop is perfect as the re-release of NACHTMYSTIUM's "Eulogy IV" blasts from the stereo. The EP was first released on Battle Kommand Records. The ...

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ERIC SINGER & FRIENDS: Australian Shows Announced

Eric Singer, the drummer of KISS, will be touring Australia with ALICE COOPER in June/July this year. Eric first toured with Alice in Australia in 1990 on the back of the enormously successful "Trash" album and has played with him on and off ever since. Eric has been a regular visitor to Australia between ALICE ...

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Parallels of Infinite Torture - DISGORGE

If you're not already a fan of the bludgeoning death metal of DISGORGE, "Parallels of Infinite Torture" won't make you one. DISGORGE is not about melodious dalliance, groove-based chug, or even semi-decipherable guttural vocals. It's a simple matter of underground death metal extremity, the kind of sonic criminality you'll hear on labels like Unmatched Brutality ...

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ALICE COOPER, CHEAP TRICK Tour Dates Announced

ALICE COOPER and CHEAP TRICK will be embarking on a joint U.S. tour beginning in late August. Confirmed tour dates so far are as follows: Aug. 20 - Cincinnati, OH @ US Bank Arena Aug. 21 - Detroit, MI @ State Fair Aug. 25 - Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap Aug. 26 - Atlanta, GA ...

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WARGASM Members To Perform At Benefit Concert

On Saturday June 25, the three members of WARGASM, plus assorted members of STEEL ASSASSIN, TRIPHAMMER, MADD HUNTER, EVERY SECOND, and TONGUE & GROOVE will perform at a benefit concert at the Mallard in Brockton, Massachusetts. Three bands consisting of the above-mentioned musicians will be formed specially for this occasion and will perform the music ...

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