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VICTORY PILL Signs With CORPORATE PUNISHMENT RECORDS

Corporate Punishment has announced the signing of the U.K.'s VICTORY PILL, featuring ex-PITCHSHIFTER/THE PRODIGY guitarist Jim Davies and ex-THE PRODIGY drummer Kieron Pepper. VICTORY PILL is the brainchild of Jim Davies, long considered one of the U.K.'s most revered and respected guitarists, whose much documented first break came in the form of THE PRODIGY, where ...

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Ex-PESTILENCE Singer MARTIN VAN DRUNEN Joins BUNKUR

Dutch extreme doom metal band BUNKUR has tapped legendary vocalist Martin van Drunen (ASPHYX, PESTILENCE, BOLT THROWER, DEATH BY DAWN, HAIL OF BULLETS) for its upcoming album, "Nullify", and future gigs. The band has also recruited Wannes Gubbels (PENTACLE, ASPHYX) as a session bassist. "Nullify" will be released in early 2008 and will contain one ...

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THE WILDHEARTS Announce New Single

British rockers THE WILDHEARTS have selected "New Flesh" as the next single from their latest, self-titled album. "New Flesh" will be available October 1 and "will be a conventional single, with b-sides and everything," according to the band. A 55-second sneak peek at the accompanying video has been posted on YouTube. Watch it below. THE ...

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CLUTCH: Illness Forces Concert Cancellations

CLUTCH has issued the following update: "Due to sickness in the band, [last night's] performance at Bogart's in Cincinnati has been postponed until July 27th. Ticketholders should contact the point of purchase regarding refunds. Tickets for [the May 15 concert] will be honored for the July 27th date. The May 16 show in Milwaukee is ...

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Hope - SWALLOW THE SUN

Talk of Finland's SWALLOW THE SUN being heirs to the throne of, depending on who you ask, MY DYING BRIDE or KATATONIA (well, the early material anyway) is not hyperbole. "Hope", the band's third release, is the sound of a band hitting its stride and exuding confidence in the majestic, European doom/death for which it ...

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Materia - BLUTCH

It is almost always a good day when promotional CDs from super cool label At a Loss Recordings arrive in my mailbox, even if BLUTCH's "Materia" will not end up as one of my favorite releases from the Maryland operation. BLUTCH has been around the doom/sludge/noise-terror underground (KHANATE, BORIS, etc.) for some time now, but ...

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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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THE WILDHEARTS: New Album Track Listing Revealed

Long-running U.K. rockers THE WILDHEARTS are set to release their new, self-titled album on April 23 via Round Records. The CD will be preceeded by a download-only single, "The Sweetest Song", released on April 9, which will be available from iTunes. "The Wildhearts" was recorded partly at London's Strongroom Studios, partly at a country house ...

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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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LAMB OF GOD To Fans: Disregard The Rumors

Richmond, Virginia metal act LAMB OF GOD has issued an official press release further refuting reports that it has committed to this summer's The Family Values Tour. The official Virgin Records e-card for KORN's upcoming "MTV Unplugged" album listed the purported lineup for this year's The Family Values Tour as headliners KORN alongside ...

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LAMB OF GOD: 'We Have Not Committed To Any Summer Tour'

Richmond, Virginia metal act LAMB OF GOD has issued a statement through it Street Team refuting reports that it has committed to this summer's The Family Values Tour. The official Virgin Records e-card for KORN's upcoming "MTV Unplugged" album listed the purported lineup for this year's The Family Values Tour as headliners KORN ...

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The Ritual Fires of Abandonment - MINSK

How does on follow up a seemingly one-of-a-kind album like MINSK's "Out of a Center Which is Neither Dead Nor Alive" (on At a Loss Recordings) that is more an organic mass of ethereal sound dynamics and overwhelming heaviness than an album consisting of six distinct tracks? If you are bassist/vocalist and producer Sanford Parker ...

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TWELVE TRIBES To Support 36 CRAZYFISTS On U.K./Ireland Tour

After storming through Europe with HATEBREED and UNEARTH, Dayton, Ohio-based outfit TWELVE TRIBES is now confirmed as support to 36 CRAZYFISTS on their mammoth trek throughout the U.K. and Ireland in April 2007. The dates are as follows: Apr. 01 - Birmingham – Barfly Apr. 02 - Manchester - Academy 3 Apr. 03 - Newcastle ...

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Between Two Worlds - I

How appropriate that this debut album from Abbath's I is called "Between Two Worlds". It is in a fact a fusing of the mammoth black metal anthems of the mighty IMMORTAL and a pronounced rock 'n' groove component that borrows from the likes of MOTÖRHEAD. However, "I" does not mimic the blackened rock 'n' roll ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Drummer Talks About Upcoming Clinic Tour

ROB ZOMBIE/ex-ALICE COOPER drummer Tommy Clufetos recently spoke to The Daily Advertiser about his upcoming clinic tour, sponsored by Sonor Drums. Clufetos, whose percussive skills are due to be featured on Zombie's forthcoming live CD and a new album, will talk about the joys of playing Sonor drums and the product’s durability and versatility. However, ...

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Works Will Come Undone - ASUNDER

It is funeral doom with a touch of class and it's a long one. Sit back and prepare for two whole tracks and 73 minutes of sadness. And you know what? San Francisco's ASUNDER does the genre proud on "Works Will Come Undone". Far more than just belly crawling (ok, there is a lot of ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Drummer Schedules SONOR Clinics

ROB ZOMBIE/ex-ALICE COOPER drummer Tommy Clufetos has scheduled the following clinics for Sonor Drums: Nov. 07 - Scott's Drum Center - Lafayette, Louisiana (337-984-3786) Nov. 08 - PASIC Convention - Austin, Texas (autograph signing) Nov. 09 - Jeff Ryder's Drum Shop - Austin, Texas (512-371-1550) Nov. 14 - Chesboro Music - Idaho Falls, Idaho (208-522-8691) ...

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The Temporary Nature - WOOLY MAMMOTH

The Maryland-D.C. doom scene has been revered for years now, so it is not exactly a shock that the first full-length from Washington, D.C.'s WOOLY MAMMOTH is 54 minutes of doom heaviness and trippy stoner rock jamming. With songs that range from the righteously rocking to the mind altering, "The Temporary Nature" falls squarely into ...

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Wounded - LANDMINE MARATHON

From the first mammoth riffs of album-opener "25th Hour", the first band that immediately comes to mind is the mighty BOLT THROWER. And when it kicks into high gear, something tells you that "Wounded" from Phoenix's LANDMINE MARATHON is going to be an album that does nothing short of ripping you a new fecal discharge ...

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FU MANCHU Sign With LIQUOR AND POKER MUSIC

FU MANCHU singer/guitarist Scott Hill has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "We signed a new deal with Liquor And Poker Music today [June 5, 2006]. We go into the studio next week. We will be recording 13 new songs and three cover songs. Not sure how many songs will make ...

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