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THE PANIC CHANNEL Getting Ready For ROCK STAR SUPERNOVA Tour

THE PANIC CHANNEL guitarist Dave Navarro (ex-JANE'S ADDICTION) has issued the following update: "So THE PANIC CHANNEL started up rehearsals yesterday for our upcoming tour with [ROCK STAR] SUPERNOVA. It was our first day with [session member] Siggy [Sjursen of POWERMAN 5000] on bass and I have to say that the guy is insane on ...

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COLISEUM Signs To RELAPSE RECORDS

Relapse Records has announced the signing of Louisville, Kentucky's COLISEUM. According to a press release, COLISEUM is a powerhouse punk/hardcore outfit formed by long-time friends in the Louisville D.I.Y. hardcore scene who share a love for early British acts such as DISCHARGE, GBH, and MOTÖRHEAD. The young band has a rich touring history, having completed ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON's F5 To Perform Acoustically On 98 KUPD FM This Sunday

The holiday spirit of performances continue for F5 — the new Phoenix-based band featuring former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, ex-SICK SPEED vocalist Dale Steele, drummer David Small, and guitarists Steve Conley and John Davis — this Sunday, December 17 at 8:00 p.m. Mountain Standard time where they will join Jonathon L on his "The Lopsided ...

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DARKANE Begins Work On New Album

DARKANE guitarist Christofer Malmström has posted the following message on his official web site: "It's been quite quiet (haha) from DARKANE this autumn. In September we played a sold-out show together with SOILWORK at the Tivoli in Helsingborg, and after that we have been working on the new (fifth) DARKANE album and at the same ...

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Full Circle - CHROME HELMET

On the surface, Michigan working-class heroes CHROME HELMET (named after a song by Detroit's BIG CHIEF, whose artist Mark Dancey supplies the cover here) seem like any other bunch of earnest lunkheads bashing out their quasi-original tunes in a shitty bar after a long week at their respective jobs. But step back for a second ...

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F5 Added To ALICE COOPER's Christmas Pudding Show

F5, the new band formed by David Ellefson (ex-MEGADETH), has been added to Alice Cooper's Christmas Pudding show. Also performing at the concert will be Alice Cooper and the original ALICE COOPER members Michael Bruce, Neil Smith, and Dennis Dunaway, Tommy Shaw and JACK BLADE BAND, Danny Seraphine of CHICAGO, Ace Young of "American Idol", ...

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DARKEST HOUR Guitarist Explains Concert Cancellations

Guitarist Kris Norris of the Washington D.C.-based metallers DARKEST HOUR has issued the following update: "After getting a few emails about this, I decided to just say why we cancelled a few shows on the last tour... "OK, here's what happened. I've finally comes to terms with discussing this as it's very personal to me... ...

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DROWNING POOL Begins Recording New Album

Dallas, Texas-based metal band DROWNING POOL is rumored to have signed a new deal with Sanctuary Records. However, this has yet to be officially confirmed by either the band or the label. DROWNING POOL has issued the following update on its current activities: "As a lot of you may already know, DROWNING POOL is in ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON's F5 Writing Songs For Sophomore Album

Former MEGADETH and current F5 bassist David Ellefson has issued the following update: "It's been a while since I stopped by but I'm excited for you all to see the new live F5 DVD which just went on sale in the estore today. Tons of 'behind-the-scenes' footage as well as the live songs (one brand ...

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ROLLINS BAND Reissues In The Works

Punk rock icon Henry Rollins has issued the following update: "Hello folks. It's November and it's been awhile since I have done a newsletter. This was a long year with a lot of work and I hope that next year will be just as busy. "We have started work on the next season of the ...

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F5: 'LIVE! For All Seasons' DVD Preview Available

F5, the new Phoenix-based band featuring former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, ex-SICK SPEED vocalist Dale Steele, drummer David Small, and guitarists Steve Conley and John Davis, will release a new DVD, entitled "LIVE! for all Seasons". A complete recap of the band's musical history from inception in 2003 through 2006, including the recording sessions and ...

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GUILT BY ASSOCIATION: Debut CD Out Now

GUILT BY ASSOCIATION (a.k.a. GBA) has just released its debut CD, "Living In Silence", through the Monroe Entertainment Group. Hot on the heels of the group's participation in MTV's "Battle for Ozzfest", this Chatsworth, CA-based four-piece rockcore outfit has been meticulously refining its unique blend of hard rock and metalcore while creating an over-the-top, explosive ...

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Serenade the Samurai - VAMPIRE MOOOSE

Sorry, but I've always kind of dug the name, VAMPIRE MOOOSE, while one colleague dubbed it "one of the worst names ever." So I'm weird. Though I recall seeing a couple of live performances, I can't say I listened intently or ever checked out the self-titled debut. So we'll call "Serenade the Samurai" my first ...

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SHADOW DEMON Releases Full-Length Debut

Seattle-based power thrash outfit SHADOW DEMON has released its debut album, "Grimoire of Ruin", through many online distributors as well as via the band's record label, Darkhaven Records (web site). The album, which features artwork by Mattias Noren (EVERGREY, INTO ETERNITY, AYREON), is described in a press release as "a dark journey filled ...

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SOIL, BRAND NEW SIN, LENNON To Tour U.K. In January

SOIL will team up with BRAND NEW SIN and LENNON for a U.K. tour in January. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 10 - Bristol, England @ Bierkeller Jan. 11 - Exeter, England @ Lemon Grove Jan. 12 - Bradford, England @ Rio's Jan. 13 - Milton Keynes, England @ Pitz Club Jan. 14 - ...

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