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Former SAMSON/MAMMOTH Singer Resurfaces In FROM BEHIND

FROM BEHIND, the new band featuring ex-SAMSON/MAMMOTH singer Nicky Moore and LOCOMOTIVE BREATH/ex-OVERDRIVE guitarist Janne Stark, have finalized eight tracks that will be used as a demo recording to procure a record deal before going back into the studio in March to record their debut album. The group, whose lineup is completed by Matthias Osbäck ...

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THE MIGHTY NIMBUS Album Delayed, MP3 Posted Online

Due to "printing errors," Threeman Recordings (the Swedish label owned by the members of ENTOMBED) have been forced to postpone the release date of the THE MIGHTY NIMBUS debut album to November 15. The U.S. will receive the CD on February 8, 2005 via Candlelight Records USA. "The Mighty Nimbus" track listing: 01. Everything I ...

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FU MANCHU: Studio Photos Posted Online

FU MANCHU have posted several photos from the recording sessions for their latest CD, "Start the Machine", at their official web site. Check them out at this location. The follow-up to 2002's "California Crossing" (Mammoth), "Start the Machine" was produced by Brian Joseph Dobbs (VOIVOD, MANMADEGOD, DEATH ANGEL) and marks the group's first ...

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FU MANCHU To Appear On San Diego Music Show

FU MANCHU will be the featured guests on San Diego's music show "Fox Rox" on Thursday, October 28 beginning at 12:00 a.m. PT. They will be performing two songs and drummer Scott Reeder and guitarist Bob Balch will be interviewed for the show. FU MANCHU will be kicking off a U.S. tour with CLUTCH on ...

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FU MANCHU Tape SIRIUS Special

FU MANCHU guitarist Bob Balch and drummer Scott Reeder taped an hour-long special on Sirius Satellite Radio that will air on October 20. The show is called "Contact High" with Bobby Black and will feature tunes from the group's latest CD, "Start the Machine", as well as music picked by the guys. FU MANCHU will ...

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THE MIGHTY NIMBUS To Release Debut Album This Month

THE MIGHTY NIMBUS, featuring members of SIXTY WATT SHAMAN and ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY, will release their self-titled debut album on October 25 in Scandinavia, November 1 in the rest of Europe, and February 8 in USA, Canada and Mexico. The CD will be issued through Threeman Recordings (the Swedish label owned by the members of ENTOMBED) ...

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I.C.E.: Debut Album Due Next Month

Maryland-based black metallers I.C.E. (IMPERIAL CRYSTALLINE ENTOMBMENT) have set an October 19 release date through Crash Music Inc. for their debut album, "Apocalyptic End In White". The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Cryogenic Communion 02. Astral Frost Invocation 03. Hypothermic Possession (mp3) 04. Onward Banshee Legions 05. Apocalyptic ...

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FU MANCHU: Tour Dates Announced

FU MANCHU have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Oct. 19 - Big Fish Pub - Tempe, AZ w/ CLUTCH: Nov. 27 - Grand Rapids, MI - Orbit Room Nov. 28 - Eagles Club - Milwaukee, WI Nov. 29 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN Nov. 30 - Logan Square - Chicago, ...

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FU MANCHU Name New Album

FU MANCHU have set "Start the Machine" as the title of their follow-up to 2002's "California Crossing" (Mammoth), due on September 14 through DRT Entertainment. The LP, which was recently completed with producer Brian Joseph Dobbs (VOIVOD, MANMADEGOD, DEATH ANGEL), will mark the group's first release for DRT, the independent label founded last year by ...

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FU MANCHU Set Release Date For New Album

FU MANCHU have set a September 14 release date through DRT Entertainment for their follow-up to 2002's "California Crossing" (Mammoth). The LP, which was recently completed with producer Brian Joseph Dobbs (VOIVOD, MANMADEGOD, DEATH ANGEL), will mark the group's first release for DRT, the independent label founded last year by senior music industry executives Derek ...

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ARMORED SAINT: New Album Due In 2005

ARMORED SAINT have posted the following message on their official web site: "Well, kiddies, Phil & Gonzo have reformed their rock/blues band called YO DIDDLEY along with current members of LIFE AFTER DEATH, Ray 'Geezer' Burke & that illustrious vocalist Jack 'Lo' Emrick. They will be playing some blues standards ('Red House', 'Cross Roads', 'Couldn't ...

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MORTIIS Name New CD

Norway's legendary eccentric artist MORTIIS has set "The Grudge" as the title of his new album, due in September through Earache Records. The follow-up to 2001's critically acclaimed "The Smell of Rain" was recorded over a six-month period at Silvertone Studios in Fredrickstad, Norway by Mortiis (vocals, synths, programming, sound design), Levi Gawron (guitar), Asmund ...

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GWAR, FU MANCHU Sign With DRT ENTERTAINMENT

GWAR and FU MANCHU have both inked deals with DRT Entertainment, the independent label founded last year by senior music industry executives Derek Shulman, Ron Urban and Ted Green. GWAR's forthcoming follow-up to 2001's "Violence Has Arrived" will mark the group's first release since leaving Metal Blade Records, who have issued all of the band's ...

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I.C.E. Sign With CRASH MUSIC, INC.

Maryland-based black metallers I.C.E. (IMPERIAL CRYSTALLINE ENTOMBMENT) have inked a four-album deal with Crash Music, Inc. The group will enter the studio later this month to record their debut album, tentatively due in the summer. I.C.E., consisting of Mammoth, Blisserred, IceSickKill and Bleak, have previously released a three-song mini-CD containing the tracks "Astral Frost Invocation", ...

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KISS To Play Toronto's Downsview Park This Summer?

KISS and U2 are rumored to be taking part in a two-day festival scheduled to be held this summer at Downsview Park in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Downsview Park has previously hosted the mammoth "SARStock" festival and the Pope's visit. No further information is available at this time. ...

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Report: SARS Concert Featuring AC/DC, RUSH TO Be Released On DVD

The mammoth SARS extravaganza held outdoors in Toronto last July 30 will be released on DVD next spring, according to Billboard magazine. ROLLING STONES tour manager Michael Cohl said in a newspaper interview that all 13 performers at the Downsview Park concert were recorded and should be included in the DVD, but it's not known ...

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AEROSMITH Guitarist Joins KISS Onstage For 'Strutter' Jam

AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry joined KISS onstage during their show at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Sunday night (December 14) for a rocking version of the KISS classic "Strutter". According to unconfirmed reports, Perry even donned a pair of KISS frontman Paul Stanley's platform boots for the occasion. As previously reported, KISS will ...

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BLOOD OF TYRANTS Label Imprint Announced

Early 2004 will see the formation of a new exclusively metal label, Blood of Tyrants, formed as an imprint of seminal Indianapolis-based punk/hardcore label Happy Couples Never Last Records. "I have just passed up too many killer releases that I desperately wanted to do but didn't think that they were logical or appropriate for the ...

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LED ZEPPELIN: 'How The West Was Won' DVD-Audio Due In October

The 5.1 DVD-Audio version of LED ZEPPELIN's recently issued three-CD package, "How The West Was Won", will be released on October 13 through Warner Music Vision. Already a phenomenal success as a CD release, "How The West Was Won" provided fans of the band with a highly anticipated compilation of hit tracks from two live ...

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DECAPITATED Complete Recording Of New CD

Polish tech-death masters DECAPITATED have completed the recording of their new album, tentatively titled "The Negation", at Hertz Studio in Poland, with engineers Slawek and Wojtek Wieslawski. Although all of the recording is completed, the band will not mix the album until they have completed a mammoth September tour of their homeland as part of ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO: Mammoth QUEEN Set Out On DVD

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Jeff Scott Soto and his solo band — Howie Simon, Alex Papa and Gary Schutt — performed a set of QUEEN classics at the 2003 Queen Convention in the U.K. The performance, which was captured on video, has now been made available on DVD via Soto's official web site,

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Infant Gets An Earful At Noisy AC/DC Concert

An official inquiry into child neglect has been opened against a German couple who took their nine-day-old baby with them to a concert by ear-blasting heavy metal rockers AC/DC, according to Independent Online. Other fans at Sunday's (June 22) gig at the Hockenheim Formula One motor-racing ring in south-western Germany warned police after seeing the ...

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ROCKDETECTOR Database: Metal Divas Wanted!

Rockdetector, the world's biggest rock and metal devoted database, is now working on the 10th in its "A-Z" series of reference books — "A-Z of Rock & Metal Divas". This book, which includes a compilation CD, covers the entire spectrum of female contributions to all forms of rock right through from LEE AARON to AMBER ...

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