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DOPE Frontman: 'We Didn't Grow Up Listening To KORN'

Blasting-Zone.com recently conducted an in-depth interview with outspoken DOPE frontman Edsel Dope. Several excerpts follow: Blasting-Zone.com: Musically, what are your influences? Edsel: "This record ['American Apathy'] is a lot more brutal and it was done intentionally like that. The first DOPE album was really raw and dirty…really gutter. On the next two records, ...

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H.I.M.: Tenth Podcast Available

A 19-minute interview with H.I.M. drummer Gas Lipstick (real name: Mikko Karppinen) has been posted online as part of the tenth installment of H.I.M.'s podcast to document the progress of their forthcoming album, "Dark Light", due out on September 27 via Sire. Download it at this location. Among the topics covered in the ...

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RIVERRED Finish Tracking New Album

Pacific Northwest rock act RIVERRED, now featuring former GRUNTRUCK members Tim Paul (bass) and Norman Scott (drums), have completed tracking their new full-length CD, "Western Empire". The band are currently seeking a suitable person to mix the album. Due to scheduling conflicts, Seattle rock kingpin and frequent GRUNTRUCK producer Jack Endino (SOUNDGARDEN, NIRVANA) will not ...

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H.I.M.: Ninth Podcast Available

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have uploaded the ninth installment of their podcast to document the progress of their forthcoming album, "Dark Light", due out on September 27 via Sire. Among the topics covered in the latest update are the following: * Catching up with Mige * Concept of the new music video, "Rip Out the Wings ...

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H.I.M.: First U.S. Tour Dates Announced

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have lined up the first two dates of their upcoming U.S. tour in support of their new album, "Dark Light". They are as follows: Oct. 08 - Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, CA Oct. 29-30 - Voodoo Music Experience - New Orleans, LA H.I.M. are expected to team up with SKINDRED and ...

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BONGZILLA Putting Finishing Touches On 'Amerijuanican'

BONGZILLA are nearing completion of the recording of "Amerijuanican", their third full-length album. BONGZILLA have finished recording at Coney Island Studios and are mixing at Butch Vig's Smart Studios (NIRVANA, GARBAGE, SMASHING PUMPKINS) in their hometown of Madison, Wisconsin with longtime engineer Wendy Schneider. "Amerijuanican" is scheduled to include tracks such as "Weedy Woman" (which ...

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H.I.M. To Tour U.S. With SKINDRED, FINCH

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. will be teaming up with SKINDRED and FINCH for a U.S. tour this fall. More information will be made available soon. As previously reported, H.I.M. will release "Rip Out the Wings of a Butterfly" as the first international single off their upcoming CD, "Dark Light". It is expected in late August/early September. ...

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MENTORS: New Album Details Revealed

One of the most controversial of metal bands of all time — the MENTORS — have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Over the Top", tentatively due in August. The CD was recorded and mixed by Bill Metoyer and was mastered by Jack Endino. MENTORS band leader El Duce was killed in 1997 ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Voted 'Ideal Supergroup'

BBC News has issued the following report: The four members of LED ZEPPELIN have been voted the U.K.'s ideal supergroup, with Robert Plant beating the late Freddie Mercury to best singer. About 3,500 music fans were polled for Planet Rock Radio and were asked to create their fantasy band. Jimmy Page won best ...

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Poll: AEROSMITH, VAN HALEN, GN'R, METALLICA Among Greatest American Rock Bands Of All Time

AEROSMITH, VAN HALEN, GUNS N' ROSES, QUEENSRŸCHE, METALLICA, KISS and NIRVANA are among the top 20 greatest American rock bands of all time, according to the readers of USA Today. The winners were selected based on several factors, including influence, popularity/record sales, live performance, musicianship, and longevity. Top 20 greatest American rock bands of all ...

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NINE INCH NAILS: 'With Teeth' Certified Gold

NINE INCH NAILS' "With Teeth" has been certified gold by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for shipments in excess of 500,000 copies. "With Teeth", which sold 271,563 copies of in the United States in its first week of release, was recorded in part at Sound City Studio in Van Nuys, Ca., and features ...

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H.I.M. Set Release Date For 'Killing Loneliness' Single

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have set an August 9 release date for "Killing Loneliness", the first single off their forthcoming "Dark Light" album, due on September 26 via Sire Records. According to Billboard.com, "Dark Light" was mixed at New York's Electric Lady studios with producer Tim Palmer (DAVID BOWIE, OZZY OSBOURNE). Frontman Ville Valo told Finland's ...

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H.I.M. To Embark On European Club Tour In September

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. will embark on a very special series of European club shows before the release of their new album, "Dark Light", in September. Confirmed dates are as follows: Aug. 29 - Stockholm, SWE @ Circus Sep. 02 - Munich, GER @ Zirkus Krone Sep. 05 - Paris, FRA @ Le Trabendo Sep. 08 ...

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H.I.M.: 'Killing Loneliness' Single to Arrive In August

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have selected "Killing Loneliness" as the first single off their forthcoming "Dark Light" album, due on September 26 via Sire Records. The single is expected to arrive in August. According to Billboard.com, "Dark Light" was mixed at New York's Electric Lady studios with producer Tim Palmer (DAVID BOWIE, OZZY OSBOURNE). Frontman Ville ...

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DAVE GROHL: NIRVANA 'Ripped Off' UNLEASHED Song

An early track by the Swedish death metal legends UNLEASHED was the basis of an unreleased NIRVANA song that was close to appearing on the band's "With The Lights Out" box set, ex-NIRVANA drummer/current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl revealed to Sweden's Close-Up magazine during a recent interview. ”You know what’s funny?! I ...

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THE BLACK HALOS: 'Alive Without Control' Details Revealed

Vancouver, Canada's THE BLACK HALOS will release their new full-length album, "Alive Without Control", on June 28 via Liquor and Poker Music. The long-awaited CD will be supported with national tour dates to be announced shortly. Radio promotion and marketing are being handled in-house. The label is distributed through Caroline. "Alive Without Control" was produced ...

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RIVERRED Name New Album; Audio Available

Pacific Northwest rock act RIVERRED, now featuring former GRUNTRUCK members Tim Paul (bass) and Norman Scott (drums), have set "Western Empire" as the title of their upcoming full-length album, tentatively due later in the year. The band recently entered Trillium Lane Studios with producer Chris Hanson (MACHINE HEAD, TECHNOCRACY) to begin recording the CD, which ...

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Movie Based On Last Days Of KURT COBAIN Premieres At CANNES

Launch Radio Networks reports: "Last Days", a new movie that follows the final hours in the life of a musician patterned after NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain, was screened for the first time at the Cannes Film Festival in France on Friday (May 13), according to NME.com. The movie, directed by Gus Van Sant, stars Michael ...

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