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SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM: QUEENSRŸCHE Side Project To Re-Release Debut In February

SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM, the band featuring Scott Rockenfield (drums, QUEENSRŸCHE), Kelly Gray (guitar, ex-QUEENSRŸCHE), Damon Johnson (guitar/vocals, BROTHER CANE), will re-release their debut album through Spitfire Records on February 21, 2006. Rockenfield, along with Johnson, Gray and bassist Roman Glick, set out to do something they had never done before: they wanted to create ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Considering Putting Together Metal Package To Tour North America Next Summer

In a recent interview with Lynn Saxberg of The Ottawa Citizen, JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing revealed that they're considering putting together a multi-act metal package to tour North America next summer, but they also want to make another album. "It's pretty hectic," Downing said, noting that he'll be celebrating another birthday on stage this ...

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THEATRE OF TRAGEDY: New Album Update

Norway's THEATRE OF TRAGEDY, who recently inked a deal with AFM Records, have posted the following message on their official web site: "Things are coming together now and the songs are already now sounding great. Last week the finishing touch on the bass were laid down by Magnus Westgaard (Nell's brother), our 'rent-a-brilliant bassplayer.' He ...

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DEFTONES: The Stories Behind The Videos

DEFTONES bassist Chi Cheng and drummer Abe Cunningham recently spoke to The Sacramento Bee about their newly released "B-Sides and Rarities" album, featuring outtakes, live cuts and rare nuggets. A companion DVD houses all the band's videos and choice live moments. On "7 Words" and "Bored" videos, both filmed in Sacramento (in 1995 ...

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From Your Grave - THE ABSENCE

Sometimes I think folks have exaggerated Metal Blade's supposed transition to a more "modern" metal label (read: metalcore), simply because of bands like AS I LAY DYING, UNEARTH (really a Swede-influenced melodic death/thrash band), and THE RED CHORD (a band for which the genre tag is far too limiting). I know, I started it, so ...

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REBELLION: German Dates Announced

REBELLION, the German band that features in its ranks former GRAVE DIGGER members Uwe Lulis (guitar) and Tomi Göttlich (bass), have announced the following dates: Sep. 09 - Neunkirchen/Saar, GER @ Geblaesehalle Oct. 18 - Muenchen, GER @ Garage* Oct. 19 -Uster/Zuerich, SWI @ Rock City* Oct. 20 - Heidelberg, GER @ Schwimmbad Musik Club* ...

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TOMMY LEE Says 'Noooo' To Remarriage

The Associated Press has issued the following report: MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee says he and Pamela Anderson aren't getting married again. "Noooo," he told "The Tonight Show" host Jay Leno Monday night. The couple, who were married in 1995, divorced in 1998. They have been on and off again ever since. They were photographed ...

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INSTITUTE: Media Player Available

An INSTITUTE media player, featuring the group's new single, "Bullet-Proof Skin", can be accessed at BandBuilder.com. "Bullet-Proof Skin" is the first single from the group's debut album, "Distort Yourself", due September 13 via Interscope. The CD features former BUSH frontman Gavin Rossdale alongside guitarist Chris Traynor (BUSH, HELMET), bassist Cache Tolman (RIVAL SCHOOLS) ...

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TOMMY LEE: 'Wedding Is On'

World Entertainment News Network is reporting that MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has confirmed he and his ex-wife Pamela Anderson are set to exchange vows for the third time. After days of speculation about the couple's on-off love affair after they were spotted holidaying together in Hawaii, Lee has revealed they are planning another big ...

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INSTITUTE: Former BUSH Frontman To Release New Album In September

Billboard.com is reporting that former BUSH frontman Gavin Rossdale will reelase the debut album from his new band, INSTITUTE, on September 13 via Interscope. Entitled "Distort Yourself", the CD features Rossdale alongside guitarist Chris Traynor (BUSH, HELMET), bassist Cache Tolman (RIVAL SCHOOLS) and session drummer extraordinaire Josh Freese (SPLIT LIP/CHAMBERLAIN skinsman Charlie Walker has since ...

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DISTURBED: New Single Posted Online

DISTURBED's brand-new single, "Guarded", has been posted online at MySpace.com. "Guarded" is the first single off the group's upcoming third album, "Ten Thousand Fists", tentatively due September 20 via Warner Bros. "Guarded" was released to U.S. rock and metal stations this week, and will also be included on a sampler distributed at this ...

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DISTURBED: '10,000 Fists' Track Listing Revealed

According to Billboard.com, DISTURBED have set the track listing for their third album, "10,000 Fists", tentatively due September 20 via Warner Bros. A track entitled "Guarded" was released to U.S. rock and metal stations this week, and will also be included on a sampler distributed at this summer's Ozzfest. The band's fully promoted ...

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Report: TWISTED SISTER Show To Benefit Sick Roadie

The Associated Press has issued the following report: Charlie Barreca is too sick to rock 'n' roll, but too young to die. The longtime sound man for the heavy metal group TWISTED SISTER, Barreca needs a liver transplant, but has nothing left from the money he made traveling around the world, making sure every dirty ...

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GAVIN ROSSDALE Says INSTITUTE Debut Will Be 'Heavier' And 'Stronger' Than BUSH

INSTITUTE, the new band fronted by former BUSH frontman Gavin Rossdale, will release their self-titled debut album in the early fall. The first single, "Bulletproof Skin", is expected at radio later this summer. Rossdale's first post-BUSH project was produced by HELMET mastermind Page Hamilton and features former HELMET/ORANGE 9MM guitarist Chris Traynor; bassist Cache "Utah ...

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WITCHCRAFT To Release New Album In July

Candlelight Records with Rise Above Records are gearing up for a hot summer with the release of the new album from WITCHCRAFT. Titled "Firewood", the album will hit stores nationwide on July 26. The band is expected to premiere material from the album at this weekend's Emissions of the Monolith festival, where the band will ...

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I, Monarch - HATE ETERNAL

One of death metal's elite groups, HATE ETERNAL has returned with its third release, "I, Monarch". You'll read all the hype about this one topping both "Conquering the Throne" and "King of All Kings", and it's true. Retaining every ounce of the sound that frayed nerve endings the world over and still managing to "progress" ...

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STEEL PROPHET Guitarist Comments On DAVID WAYNE's Passing

STEEL PROPHET guitarist Steve Kachinsky has issued the following statement regarding the recent passing of original METAL CHURCH singer David Wayne: "As many of you have probably heard David Wayne passed away [Tuesday, May 10] from complications arising from a car accident he was involved in not long ago. David was the singer on the ...

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DREAM THEATER: 'Octavarium' Audio Samples Posted Online

Audio samples of all eight tracks from the upcoming DREAM THEATER album, "Octavarium", have been posted online at Bol.de (scroll down to the "Hörproben" section). The CD is scheduled for release on June 7 via Atlantic Records. DREAM THEATER began writing and recording their latest album last November at the Hit Factory studios ...

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S.K.W.A.D.: MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist's Sons Follow In Father's Footsteps

S.K.W.A.D., the Cardiff, U.K.-based band featuring MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell's two sons Todd (guitar, vocals) and Dane (drums), have launched their MySpace.com page at this location. Available for listening on the site are four songs ("BornLieFightDie", "Pink Sweatband", "Why" and "Hopes and Reason") from their recently completed 16-song CD. S.K.W.A.D. were formed in ...

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WARRANT: Born Again

Veteran Los Angeles hard rockers WARRANT have posted the following message on their official web site: "Thanks to all our Los Angeles fans for a sold-out Hollywood House of Blues show. We had a blast and the new WARRANT tunes went down awesome ('Rollercoaster' and 'Dirty Jack'). It was nice to see Tommy Thayer [KISS], ...

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