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This Machine Kills Artists - KING BUZZO

King Buzzo has a lot of musical ideas chawing beneath his mondo shag, prompting the release of a seventeen-song solo album. As one of the principal inspirations sometimes overlooked in the evolution of NIRVANA, it's justifiable Buzz Osborne names his new album "This Machine Kills Artists". That idiom can be applied to the suicide of ...

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THE SKULL Joined By Former PENTAGRAM Guitarist MATT GOLSDSBOROUGH

THE SKULL — the heavy doom-rock band featuring original TROUBLE members, vocalist Eric Wagner and drummer Jeff "Oly" Olson, alongside longtime former TROUBLE bassist Ron Holzner and SACRED DAWN guitarist Lothar Keller — has announced the addition of former PENTAGRAM guitarist Matt Goldsborough to the group's ranks. He will be taking over for Chuck Robinson, ...

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TOMAHAWK To Release 'M.E.A.T.' Seven-Inch Single

Two extra tracks from the sessions for "Oddfellows", the 2013 album from TOMAHAWK — the alt-rock supergroup featuring Duane Denison (THE JESUS LIZARD, UNSEMBLE), Mike Patton (FAITH NO MORE, FANTÔMAS), John Stanier (BATTLES, HELMET) and Trevor Dunn (MELVINS LITE, MR. BUNGLE) — will be made available as a limited-edition seven-inch single on May 13. The ...

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THE SKULL Featuring Former TROUBLE Members: Two Singles Available For Streaming

THE SKULL, the new band featuring original members of American doom metal legends TROUBLEEric Wagner (vocals) and Jeff "Oly" Olson (drums) — alongside longtime TROUBLE bassist Ron Holzner, SACRED DAWN guitarist Lothar Keller, and former TROUBLE bassist-turned-guitarist Chuck Robinson, has unleashed two new singles recorded with acclaimed producer/engineer Billy Anderson (MELVINS, NEUROSIS). The ...

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THE SKULL Featuring Former TROUBLE Members: Two Singles To Be Released In April

THE SKULL, the new band featuring original members of American doom metal legends TROUBLEEric Wagner (vocals) and Jeff "Oly" Olson (drums) — alongside longtime TROUBLE bassist Ron Holzner, SACRED DAWN guitarist Lothar Keller, and former TROUBLE bassist-turned-guitarist Chuck Robinson, will unleash two new singles recorded with acclaimed producer/engineer Billy Anderson (MELVINS, NEUROSIS). The ...

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EVERY TIME I DIE Taps Producer KURT BALLOU For New Album

New York's EVERY TIME I DIE is currently recording new material at GodCity Studio in Salem, Massachusetts with producer Kurt Ballou of CONVERGE. Keith Buckley, EVERY TIME I DIE lyricist and vocalist, states: "Kurt Ballou had always intimidated the living shit out of me, so I was overjoyed when the decision was made to record ...

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Death by Burning - MANTAR

I'm admittedly dubious about one-to-two man bands and more often than not find something lacking with them, more so in the two piece department. Usually these bare-boned endeavors are found in black and prog metal. There are exceptions to the rule, of course, like JUCIFER, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM and hopping genres for a ...

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Whales and Leeches - RED FANG

Portland, Oregon continues to amaze as a hub for some of the best underground rock on American terra firma. The loud and earthy fuzz of RED FANG might represent the beacon call to finally summon the spotlight upon this prolific scene. There's a ton of buzz about RED FANG with their third album, "Whales and ...

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MELVINS Frontman BUZZ OSBORNE Releases 'Dark Brown Teeth' Solo Acoustic Song

Buzz Osborne, songwriter, guitar player and vocalist for the MELVINS, has unveiled his first solo acoustic song, "Dark Brown Teeth", via RollingStone.com. The iconic frontman has also confirmed he will release an as-yet-untitled solo acoustic full-length via Ipecac Recordings in June. Osborne previously announced a thirteen-date tour, kicking off March 2 at Grumpy’s ...

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DEAD TO A DYING WORLD Preparing To Record New Album

Dallas, Texas-based blackened doom congregation DEAD TO A DYING WORLD will enter the studio in the near future to record the band's sophomore full-length release. The group is preparing to record this time with renowned sonic decimation engineer Billy Anderson (SLEEP, NEUROSIS, MELVINS), who will undertake the arduous task of harnessing their massive sophomore album. ...

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TODAY IS THE DAY Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

Visionary metal act TODAY IS THE DAY has confirmed a new lineup, as two new trusted assassins have been engaged to forge the band's tenth studio full-length, which is fully written and already coming to fruition. Now joining TODAY IS THE DAY's founding guitarist/vocalist Steve Austin, Jeff Lohrber is laying down this album's percussive attack. ...

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MELVINS' BUZZ OSBORNE: How METALLICA 'Blew It'

In a brand new interview with A.V. Club, MELVINS' Buzz Osborne was asked to pick songs by "bands that were good, but blew it." Explaining his selection of "Whiplash" by METALLICA, Osborne said: "METALLICA is a good example, because when their first record [1983's 'Kill 'Em All'] came out, I thought, 'Oh, wow! ...

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Tres Cabrones - MELVINS

30 years in the life and what a mondo bizarro ride it's been for the MELVINS. It's only appropriate they mark the occasion with a distorto-huffing nutjob album featuring the 1983 lineup. Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover reunite with original drummer Mike Dillard for the sometimes messy, always loud "Tres Cabrones", a splooging rawk party ...

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SOUNDGARDEN: Collection Of Rare Tracks Still In The Works

Reunited grunge legends SOUNDGARDEN reissue their first two EPs, 1987's "Screaming Life" and 1988's "FOPP", on Tuesday (November 26) in a remastered edition that also includes a bonus track. The set, which is coming out as a single CD, double vinyl LP and download, brings these early releases back into print after several years of ...

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EYEHATEGOD Announces New Drummer

Following an intensely moving Joey LaCaze tribute performance at the first annual Housecore Horror Film Festival this past weekend, a set which featured Dale Crover from the mighty MELVINS holding down the drum kit, EYEHATEGOD continues moving forward with new drummer Aaron Hill. Hill comes by way of New Orleans' local acts MISSING MONUMENTS and ...

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EYEHATEGOD To Be Joined By MELVINS Drummer For HOUSECORE HORROR FILM FESTIVAL Performance

The Housecore Horror Film Festival (HHFF) is pleased to welcome the MELVINS to the stage. The experimental sludge metal icons celebrate 30 years of musical disturbance at Housecore Horror Film Festival on Saturday, October 26, with an appearance alongside GWAR, WHITECHAPEL, GOATWHORE and IRON REAGAN. Housecore Horror Film Festival co-founder Philip Anselmo had this to ...

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THE MELVINS To Release 'Tres Cabrones' In November

THE MELVINS will release "Tres Cabrones", a 12-song release that finds Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover reuniting with original drummer Mike Dillard, on November 5 via Ipecac Recordings. "'Tres Cabrones' is as close as we're willing to get to THE MELVINS 1983 lineup," explained Osborne. "The best part is it's all new songs. I specifically ...

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DANAVA Signs With TEE PEE RECORDS

Portland, Oregon sci-fi psychmetal rockers DANAVA (pronounced: DON-UH-VUH) have inked a deal with Tee Pee Records. The group, which just completed a month-long European headlining tour, will enter an undisclosed studio this summer to record the follow-up to 2011's "Hemisphere Of Shadows", which was called "a 37-minute contact high" by the Sacramento News & Review. ...

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GIGAN To Enter Studio Next Month

Psychedelic extreme metal vanguard GIGAN will begin recording its newest studio offering next month. Titled "Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery And Super-Science", the band's third full-length, and second to be released through legendary, forward-thinking label imprint, Willowtip Records, will once again be recorded with long-time friend and acclaimed engineer Sanford Parker and will be unleashed sometime this ...

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I'm Now: The Story of Mudhoney - MUDHONEY

MUDHONEY ruled the Nineties. At least they should have. While you're probably wont to get on a few bad sides by referring to the revered sludge punkers as the godfathers of grunge, the safest and fairest assumption that can be made about MUDHONEY is they (not NIRVANA) altered the course of American rock music and ...

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Sweden's BOMBUS Signs With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Century Media Records has announced the signing of Swedish metallers BOMBUS. The band's new album, "The Poet And The Parrot", will eb released in August. A track from the CD, "Apparatus", will precede the full-length effort on a strictly limited (to 500 copies) seven-inch vinyl single and as digital download. The single will be available ...

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DEMON LUNG's Full-Length Debut To Be Released In June

Candlelight Records has set a June 4 North American release date for "The Hundredth Name", the full-length debut from Las Vegas-based epic doom band DEMON LUNG. The eight-song album was recorded with Adam Myatt and Billy Anderson (NEUROSIS, THE MELVINS, SLEEP) and features artwork by English illustrator Tom Bates (VISION OF DISORDER, AMORPHIS). "The Hundredth ...

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