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Lullabies to Paralyze - QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE

The fourth album from QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE finds the ever-changing group drifting further away from the sludgy stoner rock of its immediate predecessor, the legendary KYUSS. Heavy moments still stand out on this highly-anticipated release, but "Lullabies" is probably the collective's most diverse offering yet. Nevertheless, the band still retains an unpredictable, uncompromised ...

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AXEL RUDI PELL: More Tour Dates Announced

German guitarist AXEL RUDI PELL has lined up the following tour dates during the coming months: Jun. 02 - Z7 - Pratteln, Switzerland Jun. 03 - Tradate Iron Fest - Milano, ITA Jun. 25 - Bang Your Head Festival - Balingen, GER Jun. 26 - Graspop Metal Meeting - Dessel, BEL Aug. 05 - Hyde ...

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SAMAEL Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Switzerland's SAMAEL have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT AMON AMARTH CHILDREN OF BODOM COMMUNIC ENSIFERUM GIRLSCHOOL HEAVEN SHALL BURN HELLFUELED JON OLIVA'S ...

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Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken - HAMMERFALL

You love 'em, you hate 'em, you think they're a pleasure guiltier than O.J. Simpson ripping the tag off a mattress. Seven years after their debut, "Glory to the Brave", galvanized a power metal scene then at low ebb, it's still hard to separate HAMMERFALL from the hype and discourse surrounding their existence. Five albums ...

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More 'Battle For Ozzfest' Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for the "Battle for Ozzfest" tour, featuring three of the bands that competed for a slot at this year's festival. A DOZEN FURIES, CYN (CURSE YOUR NAME; formely CYNDER) and MANNTIS beat out over 600 bands to take part in MTV's "Battle for Ozzfest", which aired earlier in the year. ...

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ANDREW W.K.: New Tour Dates Announced

ANDREW W.K. has announced the following live dates during April/May: Apr. 15 - Lankford Mall - Farmville, VA (Longwood University) Apr. 23 - Rutgers University (outside location) - Piscataway, NJ May 01 - Colonial Club Lawn - Princeton University - Princeton, NJ Click here for new live ANDREW W.K. concert pictures from the ...

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NOCTURNE To Release 'Guide To Extinction' In April

The industrial band NOCTURNE will release "Guide to Extinction" on April 19 through Triple X Records. It's the third full-length album and fourth album overall from NOCTURNE. The band's two core members are vocalist/founder Lacey Conner — a striking woman with an otherworldly voice — and guitarist/programmer Chris Telkes. "Guide to Extinction" track listing: 01. ...

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ANDREW W.K.: Autograph Marathon Video Posted Online

When ANDREW W.K.'s second album, "The Wolf", was released in Japan, he flew over to celebrate with all the fans. Andrew decided to conduct a special, non-stop, 24-hour autograph marathon, where he would write indivual, personalized letters to as many fans as possible. Hundreds and hundreds of A.W.K. die-hards traveled to Tokyo from all over ...

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GIRLSCHOOL Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Veteran U.K. all-girl hard rockers GIRLSCHOOL have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. GIRLSCHOOL will be the headliners on Friday, May 13. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT AMON ...

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SUNRIDE Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Finland's SUNRIDE have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT AMON AMARTH CHILDREN OF BODOM COMMUNIC ENSIFERUM HEAVEN SHALL BURN HELLFUELED JON OLIVA'S PAIN ...

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'Battle For Ozzfest': More Tour Dates Announced

Three of the bands that competed in the "Battle for Ozzfest" contest — A DOZEN FURIES, CYN (CURSE YOUR NAME; formely CYNDER) and MANNTIS — will be teaming up for the "Battle for Ozzfest" tour beginning in late March. Confirmed dates so far, according to Ozzfest.com: Mar. 26 - Hollywood, CA @ The Avalon Theater ...

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WOLF Seek New Label Home

Sweden's WOLF have posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Ever since Push Music Group purchased our previous record label, No Fashion Records, there has been very little room for heavy metal and a band like WOLF. We therefore asked the company to be released from our contract. They accepted. We part ...

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SEVENTH ONE Part Ways With Guitarist

Guitarist Johannes "Axe" Losbäck has officially left Swedish power metallers SEVENTH ONE. "It's a decision that didn't come lightly," Johannes said in a statement. "I was one of the founding members, [I] love the guys as friends and admire their mucisianship, [and I] would die for metal. The decision came only for one reason: It's ...

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ANDREW W.K. To Talk Music At University Of Michigan

On March 15, ANDREW W.K. will be participating in The Grammy Foundation's 2005 Forum on Music and Entertainment Law. The panel will be held at the University of Michigan, where Andrew and other guests will be answering music questions from students and alumni. Click here for more information. As previously reported, ANDREW W.K. ...

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Drummer STEFAN SCHWARZMANN To Rejoin ACCEPT For Summer Festival Appearances

Drummer Stefan Schwarzmann (HELLOWEEN, U.D.O., RUNNING WILD) has recently become available and will be rejoining legendary German metallers ACCEPT for the 2005 summer festivals. Stefan has performed with the band since the "good old days" when he replaced original drummer Stefan Kaufmann. This officially finalizes the group's summer touring lineup which includes original members Udo ...

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WAYSTED: New U.K. Date Announced

WAYSTED, the reunited semi-obscure mid-'80s British heavy metal outfit led by UFO bassist Pete Way (hence the spelling of the group's name), have issued the following update via their official web site: "After the enthusiastic welcome to their opening set at the Mean Fiddler WAYSTED are champing at the bit to get out on the ...

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SENTENCED Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Finnish metallers SENTENCED have been confirmed for the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 13-15 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: ACCEPT AMON AMARTH CHILDREN OF BODOM COMMUNIC ENSIFERUM HEAVEN SHALL BURN HELLFUELED JON OLIVA'S PAIN MASTERPLAN OVERKILL PRETTY ...

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WOLF Confirmed For Sweden's 2000 DECIBEL Festival

Sweden's WOLF have been confirmed for the sixth edition of the 2000 Decibel festival, set to take place on May 21, 2005 at Valhall in Bengtsfors, Sweden (180 kilometres north of Gothenburg). What makes 2000 Decibel special is the fact that it is the only festival that is totally dedicated to Swedish hard rock and ...

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Former INCANTATION Guitarist Records Song For 'Swamp Zombies' Soundtrack

Guitarist Sonny Lombardozzi (ex-INCANTATION, SEVEN GATES, FLESHTIZED) has recorded a song entitled "Zombie Vomit" with the death metal band CASTRATION for the soundtrack to the upcoming Killer Wolf Films production "Swamp Zombies". The movie, which is currently in post-production, stars former adult film actress Jasmin St. Claire and WWE wrestler Blue Meanie. To check out ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Frontman Directs Video

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE shot a video for their new single, "Little Sister", in Los Angeles over the weekend, with singer and guitarist Josh Homme getting behind the camera for the first time. Homme co-directed the clip with Nathan Cox, who's previously helmed videos for LINKIN PARK and ...

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