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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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MASTODON To Guest On SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO's 'Hard Attack'

MASTODON will be the featured guests on Sirius Satellite Radio's Hard Attack for an hour of controlled chaos with host José Mangin. Join the sick and twisted Brent Hinds and Brann Dailor on Friday, September 15 at 8:00 p.m. as they explore the entrails of their major label debut, "Blood Mountain", discuss life on the ...

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CLUTCH Announces New Year's Eve Show

CLUTCH has scheduled a special New Year's Eve (Dec. 31, 2006) show Ram's Head Live in Baltimore, Maryland with THE SWORD, WILLIAM ELLIOT WHITMORE and one more as-yet-announced act. CLUTCH will enter the studio in October on the West Coast with producer Joe Barresi (QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, KYUSS, TOOL, WEEZER, MELVINS) to begin ...

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MIKE PATTON: No New FANTOMAS Album Until 2008

In a recent interview with U.K. magazine Rock-A-Rolla (web site), former FAITH NORE MORE frontman Mike Patton said that a fifth release by star-studded noise-mongers FANTOMAS — which also features MELVINS guitarist Buzz Osborne, MR. BUNGLE bassist Trevor Dunn, and SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo — would probably not see the light of day ...

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CLUTCH: Dutch Dates Announced

CLUTCH has scheduled two headlining shows in Holland immediately following its European tour with MOTÖRHEAD. Upcoming CLUTCH shows now include: With THE BELLRAYS, YEAR LONG DISASTER: Sep. 09 - The Pit - Kill Devil Hills, NC Sep. 10 - House of Blues - Myrtle Beach, SC Sep. 12 - Blue Cats - Knoxville, TN Sep. ...

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CLUTCH To Enter Studio In October

CLUTCH will enter the studio in October on the West Coast with producer Joe Barresi (QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, KYUSS, TOOL, WEEZER, MELVINS) to begin recording its new album, due in early 2007. In other news, CLUTCH's "Burning Beard" single is out now CD featuring the video for "Burning Beard". The U.K.-released vinyl 7" ...

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GIANT SQUID Announces Lineup Changes

Austin, Texas-based eclectic doom rock act GIANT SQUID have issued the following update: "GIANT SQUID recently completed a quick jaunt across the U.S., including select dates with new labelmates STOLEN BABIES, as well as meeting up with The End Records veterans AGALLOCH for their CD release show in Portland, OR. Unfortunately the band couldn't come ...

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MIKE PATTON's IPECAC RECORDINGS Inks Distribution Deal With FONTANA

Fontana, the independent distribution arm of Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company, has signed an exclusive distribution deal with Ipecac Recordings, the record label owned by lauded artist, songwriter and producer Mike Patton (FAITH NO MORE, MR. BUNGLE, FANTÔMAS, TOMAHAWK, MALDOROR, LOVAGE) and his manager, Greg Werckman (Alternative Tentacles Records, Mercury Records). The ...

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THE MELVINS: North American Tour Dates Announced

THE MELVINS will embark on a national tour with special guests BIG BUSINESS this fall in support of their October 10 release "The Senile Animal" (Ipecac). The first confirmed dates (many more to be announced soon) are as follows: Sep. 06 - Sacramento, CA - The Library Sep. 08 - Eugene, OR - WOW Hall ...

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THE MELVINS To Release 'A Senile Animal' In October

THE MELVINS have set "A Senile Animal" as the title of their new album, due on October 10 via Ipecac Records. The band's first recording with new members Coady Willis (drums) and Jared Warren (bass) from BIG BUSINESS was recorded in Los Angeles. Commented mainman Buzz Osborne: "I'm very pleased with the results and I ...

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Cast Shadows on Dragons - ROBOTS AND EMPIRE

Featuring former members of WHEN DREAMS DIE, "Cast Shadows on Dragons" by ROBOTS AND EMPIRE is a strange mixture of stoner rock heft and spacey doom that has its moments, but too often loses momentum because of its unevenness. Clearly rooted in BLACK SABBATH and bands such as THE MELVINS, as well as the occasional ...

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VENOMOUS CONCEPT: Classic Debut To Receive Vinyl Release

Hypertension Records has announced plans to release the vinyl version of the classic debut album, "Retroactive Abortion", from VENOMOUS CONCEPT — the project featuring former BRUTAL TRUTH vocalist Kevin Sharp alongside MELVINS/FANTOMAS guitarist Buzz Osborne and NAPALM DEATH members Shane Embury (bass) and Danny Herrera (drums). Originally released by Ipecac, the album sees the musicians ...

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Peeping Tom - PEEPING TOM

A schizophrenic mix tape from former MR. BUNGLE and FAITH NO MORE vocalist Mike Patton, whose output after those bands has ranged from the harshly accessible (the excellent TOMAHAWK) to the attention-deficit deranged (FANTOMAS) to the downright irritating (the ridiculous "Adult Themes For Voice" records). As promised, PEEPING TOM is a pop record, albeit one ...

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EPHEL DUATH To Open For FANTOMAS MELVINS BIG BAND In London

Italian experimentalists EPHEL DUATH have been confirmed as the support act for the FANTOMAS MELVINS BIG BAND on May 1 at the Forum in London. "Some weeks ago, [while] announcing the cancellation of the Euro tour, the band have promised to the U.K. fans to reschedule the things soon," EPHEL DUATH write in a statement. ...

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Self-Help - SPITFIRE

Releasing "The Dead Next Door" as a trio on Solid State Records in 1999, "The Sideshow Whiplash" EP as a quartet on Goodfellow Records in 2001, SPITFIRE called it quits. With guitarists Scottie Henry (NORMA JEAN) and Dan Tulloh (SCARLET) in tow, SPITFIRE reformed as a quintet in 2005 and recently released "Self-Help", again on ...

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MIKE PATTON's PEEPING TOM: Album Details Revealed

Ipecac Records has announced the final track listing for former FAITH NO MORE's upcoming self-titled album as PEEPING TOM, which will be released May 30. According to Billboard.com, the set was pieced together by swapping song files through the mail with collaborators like Norah Jones ("Sucker"), Kool Keith ("Getaway") and MASSIVE ATTACK ("Kill ...

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KYLESA Announce Two New Drummers

Savannah sludge rockers KYLESA have issued the following update: "Drummer tryouts went really well — thanks to everyone who made the trek to Savannah. Since the dawn of KYLESA, it was our intention to have two drummers but at the time it didn't pan out. Finally, after five years it has become a reality and ...

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TOOL: No Guest Musicians On New Album

According to a posting on Toolband.com, TOOL's first CD since 2001's "Lateralus", which is tentatively scheduled for release in late April or early May, will not feature any guest musicians, despite widespread rumors to the contrary. "Although I suggested to the band members that it might be interesting to attempt to get someone from the ...

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TOOL: More European Festival Appearances Announced

TOOL have lined up more European gigs this summer, including appearances at the Nova Rock festival in Austria and the Rock Werchter festival in Belgium. The group's schedule is now shaping up as follows: Apr. 30 - Indio, CA - Coachella Festival Jun. 2-3 - GER - Rock am Ring Jun. 3-4 - GER - ...

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TOOL: Italian Dates Announced

Italian concert promoter Live In Italy has announced that TOOL will be playing three headlining dates in June. The group's itinerary is now shaping up as follows: Apr. 29-30 - Indio, CA @ Coachella Festival Jun. 2-4 - GER @ Rock am Ring / Rock im Park Festivals Jun. 3-5 - NETH @ Pinkpop Festival ...

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