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Drugs of Faith - DRUGS OF FAITH

President George W. Bush's war in the Middle East has sure given many politically minded extreme music acts loads of material to wrap around a violent amalgam of drums, bass, and guitars. One needs only to view the cover art of Northern Virginia's DRUGS OF FAITH to determine that the grindy crust trio is not ...

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ARMY OF ANYONE: First Single Available Online

AOL Music is currently streaming "Goodbye", the first single from ARMY OF ANYONE, the new band featuring FILTER's Richard Patrick (vocals), former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS members Dean (guitar) and his brother Robert DeLeo (bass), and ex-DAVID LEE ROTH drummer Ray Luzier. Check it out at this location (scroll down to bottom of article). ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist FORTUS: 'Don't Believe What You Read'

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Richard Fortus has dismissed reports that the band's frontman, Axl Rose, nearly started a riot in England after delaying a concert so he could first eat dinner. According to a report published in the Sunday Mirror, the 44-year-old singer refused to perform at a reunion concert at the Metro Arena in ...

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Sweden's SONIC SYNDICATE Land NUCLEAR BLAST Deal In 'Band Contest'

Swedish metal band SONIC SYNDICATE has landed a deal with Nuclear Blast Records as part of the "band contest" which was originally launched last summer. A jury consisting of the Nuclear Blast staff and representatives for such magazines as Metal Hammer (Germany, Metal Hammer (Spain), Metal Hammer (Italy), Rock Hard (France), Inferno (Finland), Scream (Norway) ...

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KELLY KEELING Confirmed For SAMMY HAGAR Tribute Album

Versailles Records has announced the last-minute inclusion of Kelly Keeling (BLUE MURDER, BATON ROUGE, KING KOBRA) on lead vocals for the title track to the forthcoming release "Three Lock Box: A Millennium Tribute to Sammy Hagar", due in stores August 15. Featuring guitar and bass tracks by Richard Kendrick and drums by Matt Starr, the ...

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Self Exile - WASTEFALL

Third album, and first released Stateside, from this Greek prog/power juggernaut. WASTEFALL do that whole overwrought, intense, story-of-a-fucked-up-life thing, triangulated somewhere between PAIN OF SALVATION, NEVERMORE, DEADSOUL TRIBE and EVERGREY, with just enough off-the-rails craziness and ethnic flavor to make it stand out. I mean, it's hard to imagine any of the current leading lights ...

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MEGADETH, ROB ZOMBIE, AUDIOSLAVE Featured On 'FlatOut 2' Soundtrack

MEGADETH, ROB ZOMBIE, AUDIOSLAVE, PAPA ROACH, and MÖTLEY CRÜE are among the artists who have contributed previously released tracks to the soundtrack for the upcoming videogame "FlatOut 2", which is is scheduled for release on the Xbox, PlayStation 2, and the PC this August. The full soundtrack is as follows (in alphabetical order): ALKALINE TRIO ...

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AGALLOCH Added To Portland Date On MOONSPELL/KATATONIA Tour

Portland's AGALLOCH have been confirmed as openers for the Portland, OR date of the MOONSPELL/KATATONIA/DAYLIGHT DIES tour on November 3 at Rock N' Roll Pizza. AGALLOCH's much-anticipated new album, "Ashes against the Grain", is due out August 8 on The End Records. The band recently filmed a video for the song "Not Unlike The Waves" ...

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KAYSER Set Release Date For New EP

KAYSER, the Swedish band featuring former SPIRITUAL BEGGARS frontman Spice and ex-THE MUSHROOM RIVER BAND drummer Bob Ruben, will release a new EP, entitled "Good Citizen EP", on July 3 via Scarlet Records. The track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Good Citizen 02. Lost in the Mud (from upcoming full-length) 03. Fall ...

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AGALLOCH Film 'Not Unlike The Waves' Video

The Pacific Northwest's AGALLOCH — whose long-awaited and much-anticipated new album "Ashes against the Grain" is due out August 8, 2006 on The End Records — have filmed a video for the song "Not Unlike The Waves" with director Nicole Phillips and cinematographers Richard Stark and Juan Mosqueda. It is currently in the editing process. ...

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MARKY RAMONE Proud Of Punk-Rock Supergroup

Launch Radio Networks reports: RAMONES drummer Marky Ramone made a special appearance in New York City on Tuesday (May 30) with the other members of the punk rock supergroup OSAKA POPSTAR. Ramone, Jerry Only from the MISFITS, Dez Cadena from BLACK FLAG, Ivan Julian from RICHARD HELL & THE VOIDOIDS, and longtime RAMONES affiliate John ...

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THRESHOLD To Record New Album In The Summer

U.K. progressive metallers THRESHOLD are currently working on material for a new studio album. No firm details are available at the moment, but the band hope to record sometime over the summer. Meanwhile guitarist Karl Groom is currently completing production on a new album for GALAHAD at Thin Ice Studios (England) entitled "Empires Never Last", ...

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VINCE NEIL's Son To Appear On MÖTLEY CRÜE Tribute Album

Versailles Records has announced the inclusion of Jizzy Pearl (LOVE/HATE, RATT), Phil Lewis (L.A. GUNS), Erik Turner (WARRANT), Frankie Banali (QUIET RIOT), Keri Kelli (SLASH'S SNAKEPIT, RATT, WARRANT, SKID ROW, ADLER'S APPETITE), and the ROCK N' ROLL JUNKIES (featuring Vince Neil Wharton — son of MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil — on vocals) to the ...

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San Diego Heavy Metallers CAGE Are 'Alive And Well'

Vocalist Sean Peck of the San Diego, California-based heavy metal band CAGE has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "For those of you who were wondering, CAGE is alive and well and currently working on several exciting projects. The ambitious nature of these is such that all must remain secret for ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Play Surprise Acoustic Gig In New York City

A BLABBERMOUTH.NET visitor by the name of Matt Goldenberg has submitted the following report: "Okay... I can't really tell you how I found out or how I got on the list without betraying a friend's confidence, but I got a call around 6 p.m. [on Thursday, May 18] that Rosario Dawson, the actress from 'Rent', ...

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SHARK ISLAND To Release 'Gathering Of The Faithful' In July

Frontiers Records has announced the European release of SHARK ISLAND's highly anticipated new album, "Gathering of the Faithful", on July 7. Born out of the ashes of THE SHARKS, SHARK ISLAND was among the biggest and most prolific live acts in Los Angeles. This was in an era when there were literally hundreds of bands ...

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LILLIAN AXE To Finish Mixing New Album This Month

LILLIAN AXE have posted the following update on their official web site: "[New LILLIAN AXE] CD: All the recording and re-recording is completed. They are in the final stages of mixing the CD. Mixing should be completed around the end of the month, after which it will be mastered. Printing/distribution details are being discussed as ...

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