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PITCH BLACK FORECAST: Album Artwork Available

PITCH BLACK FORECAST (formerly ABSENTEE), the band featuring vocalist Jason "J." Popson (MUSHROOMHEAD, IN COLD BLOOD, Fractured Transmitter Records), Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DEATH, DARK ANGEL, TESTAMENT), guitarist Robert Reinard and bassist Craig Martini, has posted the cover artwork for its upcoming album on its MySpace page. Also available at the same ...

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CORTEZ Signs With BUZZVILLE RECORDS

Allston, Massachusetts-based band CORTEZ has inked a deal with Buzzville Records for the release of its debut album, "Thunder in a Forgotten Town". Formed in 2006 from the ashes of several of Boston's stoner rock and punk n' roll institutions, including FAST ACTIN' FUSES, SIN CITY CHAINSAW, and Portland, Maine's SUPERSOUL CHALLENGER, CORTEZ has taken ...

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PITCH BLACK FORECAST Featuring GENE HOGLAN, J. POPSON: Audio Available

PITCH BLACK FORECAST (formerly ABSENTEE), the band featuring vocalist Jason "J." Popson (MUSHROOMHEAD, IN COLD BLOOD, Fractured Transmitter Records), Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DEATH, DARK ANGEL, TESTAMENT), guitarist Robert Reinard and bassist Craig Martini, has uploaded its first MP3, "Atonement", on the band's official MySpace page. The track comes off the group's ...

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Live: With Full Force - CROWBAR

It does not get more visceral than CROWBAR. The "doomcore" band has been a consistently high quality, down-tuned rage machine for many years and never lost a step, the latest example, "Lifesblood for the Downtrodden", as good as anything they've ever released. "Live: With Full Force" takes the viewer through a fantastic live performance at ...

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CLUTCH Issues Statement About New Album Artwork

CLUTCH has posted the following message regarding its latest album, "From Beale Street to Oblivion", which came out on March 27 through DRT Entertainment: "A word about the artwork for 'From Beale Street to Oblivion'. Nick Lakiotes designed the artwork for 'From Beale Street to Oblivion'. He spent a long time generating original art and ...

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CLUTCH Schedules Australian Headlining Dates

CLUTCH will embark on a short tour of Australia in June. The dates are as follows: May 31 - The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD June 01 - The Metro, Sydney, NSW June 02 - Hi Fi, Melbourne, VIC Support at the shows will come from BUDD and PEEPING TOM (**NOT** to be confused with the Mike ...

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Here Come the Waterworks - BIG BUSINESS

I am amazed at what bassist/vocalist Jared Warren (KARP) and drummer Coady Willis (THE MURDER CITY DEVILS) have done with such a minimal set-up. BIG BUSINESS' "Here Come the Waterworks" is catchy, full of life, and undeniably rocking. And we are not talking about the sludgy assault of a bass/drums act like BLACK COBRA either ...

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CLUTCH: 'From Beale Street To Oblivion' Details Revealed

CLUTCH has been kings of the metal underground for years by this point — on the strength of such past classic as "The Elephant Riders" and "Pure Rock Fury". But with their latest release, "From Beale Street to Oblivion", the quintet — which includes oft-bearded singer Neil Fallon, guitarist Tim Sult, bassist Dan Maines, drummer ...

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NAPALM DEATH Bassist: 'Busy Times Ahead'

NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury has issued the following update: "Busy times ahead indeed. Finally started working on a project with Mick Kenney of ANAAL NATHRAKH last week, which is sounding pretty insane and will be out on the Feto Records label towards the end of the year. "Had a great rehearsal with some of ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Drummer Finishes Filming Instructional DVD

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD/ex-DARK ANGEL/DEATH drummer Gene Hoglan has finished filming his first-ever instructional DVD. "Now, for a month of editing... It's gonna be awesome!" he writes on his MySpace page. "I'll detail everything over the weekend for ya." Gene previously stated about the upcoming DVD, "It's gonna be kick-ass! Just me playin' and preachin' 'The ...

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ZENI GEVA To 'Come Back To Life Soon'

Japanese prog-hardcore band ZENI GEVA, led by singer and guitarist KK Null, has announced plans to reform. In an interview in the latest issue of Rock-A-Rolla magazine (web site), Null states that "ZENI GEVA will come back to life soon. Actually, we're planning to do a short tour in Europe in April and ...

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CLUTCH: New Album Track Listing, Artwork Revealed

CLUTCH has finalized the track listing for its new album, "From Beale Street to Oblivion", due on March 20 via DRT Entertainment. Produced, recorded and mixed by Joe Barresi (KYUSS, TOOL, MELVINS, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE) at Sound City Studios in Los Angeles, the CD "floods the room with riffs, melodies, and monstrously vital ...

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CLUTCH: North American Tour Dates Announced

CLUTCH has lined up the following North American tour dates with DUB TRIO and FAIR TO MIDLAND: Feb. 28 - Newport Music Hall - Columbus, OH Mar. 01 - Exit/In - Nashville, TN Mar. 02 - Center Stage - Atlanta, GA Mar. 13 - The Vogue - Indianapolis, IN Mar. 17 - Opera House - ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Drummer Laying Down Tracks For ABSENTEE Debut

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD/ex-DARK ANGEL/DEATH drummer Gene Hoglan is currently at the Mars Recording compound in Cleveland, Ohio laying down tracks for the upcoming debut album from ABSENTEE, the project led by former MUSHROOMHEAD frontman J. Mann (a.k.a. Jason Popson). "I'm using this as an opportunity to work with all the players I've been dying to ...

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CLUTCH: New Album Title, Release Date Revealed

CLUTCH has set "From Beale Street to Oblivion" as the title of its new album, due on March 20 via DRT Entertainment. Produced, recorded and mixed by Joe Barresi (KYUSS, TOOL, MELVINS, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE) at Sound City Studios in Los Angeles, the CD "floods the room with riffs, melodies, and monstrously vital ...

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CLUTCH To Take Part In WALTER SALB Memorial Concert

CLUTCH will take part in a memorial concert for Walter Salb (CLUTCH drummer Jean-Paul Gaster's drum teacher) on January 7, 2007 at El Boqueron II in Rockville, MD. Proceeds from the event will go to the Walter Salb Scholarship Fund. Click here for flyer and details. A Washington Post article on Walter can ...

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CLUTCH: New Music Posted Online

A brand new CLUTCH song, entitled "Power Player", can be heard on DRT Entertainment's inaugural podcast, dubbed DRTcast. The 40-minute podcast also features an exclusive interview with Oderus Urungus of GWAR as well as music from SOIL, 36 CRAZYFISTS, STREET DOGS, ARTIMUS PYLEDRIVER, GWAR and POWERMAN 5000. Download it at this location. CLUTCH ...

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CLUTCH: European Tour Dates Announced

CLUTCH has announced the following European tour dates in April: Apr. 03 - Sugar Mill - Stoke, UK Apr. 04 - Academy 3+2 - Manchester, UK Apr. 05 - King Tut's - Glasgow, UK Apr. 06 - Barfly - Birmingham, UK Apr. 07 - Zodiac - Oxford, UK Apr. 08 - Mean Fiddler - London, ...

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Black Elk - BLACK ELK

The self-titled debut from Portland, Oregon's BLACK ELK is one of those albums that seeps into the pores and wreaks havoc with the nervous system. The disc recalls the Amphetamine Reptile sound with a generous helping of bands like THE MELVINS and the JESUS LIZARD, not to mention the raggedy punkishness of the early pre-grunge ...

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CLUTCH: BBC Session To Air Tonight

The CLUTCH BBC session will be airing tonight (Nov. 28) on the BBC Radio 1 "Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter". The program, which airs between midnight and 2:00 a.m., will feature live-in-the-studio recordings of the songs "Electric Worry", "Politician", "Cypress Grove" and "Shiny Cadillackness". To listen to the show via the Internet, click

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Ladron - TOTIMOSHI

Kinda jammy, kinda sludgy, somewhere at a dusty crossroads between stoner metal and sparse indie rock, TOTIMOSHI have been a hard-touring, genre-defying bar-band staple for a few years now. Fans of THE HIDDEN HAND and KALAS will wanna dig into "Ladron", its desert-baked skeletons of riffs coming off like classic '80s metal varnished by time ...

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Holland's ROADBURN Festival: More Artists Confirmed

Long-running Oakland, California-based industrial/alternative/metal pioneers NEUROSIS have been confirmed as the headliner of the 12th annual Roadburn Festival, which will take place April 20-21, 2007 at the 013 Club in Tilburg, The Netherlands. NEUROSIS will perform an exclusive European show at the festival on Saturday, April 21. Also scheduled to appear on the Saturday Roadburn ...

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THE HIDDEN HAND: New Album Release Date Announced

THE HIDDEN HAND, the band featuring hard rock guitar legend Scott "Wino" Weinrich (ST. VITUS, THE OBSESSED, SPIRIT CARAVAN), has issued the following update: "Our new record, 'The Resurrection of Whiskey Foote', is completed. It will be in stores on February 20. But we are doing a late-January-through-mid-February tour and we will have copies for ...

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CLUTCH: New Songtitles Revealed

DRT recording artists CLUTCH are smack dab in the middle of recording a brand new record at Sound Studios in Los Angeles. Joe Baresi (QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, TOOL, MELVINS) is at the helm for this as-yet-untitled opus. It will be the band's third album for DRT Entertainment, following the acclaimed releases "Blast Tyrant" ...

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Don't Trust Nobody - HAWG JAW

Counting members of EYEHATEGOD, CLEARLIGHT, and OUTLAW ORDER in its ranks, it's a cinch that New Orleans' HAWG JAW aren't going to be the next MTV darlings. When you read terms like "sludgecore" in reference to the band's sound, believe it. "Don't Trust Nobody" is the band's fifth full-length and though this is my first ...

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Greenland - TEETH OF THE HYDRA

Braving the frozen tundra, fighting to survive treacherous arctic conditions, the Viking settlement of Greenland was no picnic, and new arrivals' unwillingness to seek assistance from the Inuit on the ice fishing techniques didn't help the food situation. What in the hell am I talking about? Ask guitarist and doom master Matt Miner of Columbus, ...

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