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POWERMAN 5000 To Perform At Texas Tattoo Festival

POWERMAN 5000 has issued the following update: "We will be performing on March 8th in San Antonio, TX at the Freeman Coliseum. We will be headlining the night as part of an awesome tattoo festival. Hope to see ya there!!" POWERMAN 5000 last year parted ways with guitarists Johnny Heatley and Terry Corso and replaced ...

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FU MANCHU: New U.S. Dates Announced

Southern California fuzz-rock quartet FU MANCHU has scheduled the following dates: Feb 27 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's (Noise Pop) Feb. 29 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre Mar. 01 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon Mar. 02 - Spokane, WA @ The Boulevard Mar. 04 - Boise, ID @ The Bouquet Mar. 06 ...

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WEDNESDAY 13: 'SkeleTour' European Dates Announced

WEDNESDAY 13 has announced the complete tour itinerary for his upcoming 2008 SkeleTour, which will promote his new full-length release, "Skeletons". The dates are as follows: May 12 - England - Wolverhampton - Wulfrun Hall May 13 - England - Norwich - Waterfront May 14 - England - Leicester - The Charlotte May 15 - ...

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WEDNESDAY 13 Taps ANDREW ALEKEL To Mix 'Skeletons'

WEDNESDAY 13 has tapped Andrew Akelel (FU MANCHU, NO DOUBT, FOO FIGHTERS, RANCID, TIGER ARMY, TOOL, NINE INCH NAILS) to mix his upcoming full-length release, "Skeletons". Commented Wednesday: "Originally, I had planned to mix the CD myself. However, given the opportunity to work with someone as talented as Andrew, I had to go with him. ...

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THE COMPANY BAND To Perform During MTV's 'Jackass' Takeover

THE COMPANY BAND, which features in its ranks CLUTCH frontman Neil Fallon, FIREBALL MINISTRY's James Rota, CKY drummer Jess Margera, guitarist Dave Bone, and PUNY HUMAN bassist Jason Diamond, will make its live debut during the "Jackass" 24-hour MTV takeover on February 9 in Times Square, New York City. If you would like to be ...

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FLOODSTAIN: 'Dreams Make Monsters' CD Now Available

Dutch stoner rock band FLOODSTAIN has released a brand new album, entitled "Dreams Make Monsters", via BadMoodMan Music. According to a press release, the CD "is a must for the fans of heavy and catchy rock. If you like QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, FLOODGATE, NEBULA. FU MANCHU, ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY, you will ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS Parts Ways With Management

ALICE IN CHAINS has parted ways with its management company, Core Entertainment. According to a press release issued by Core, the split was caused by "the changing nature of the music business and the increasing demand for [Core's] consulting and entertainment-related services. . . Core co-founder Bill Siddons stated that we take great pride in ...

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FU MANCHU Launches Official YouTube Page

Southern California fuzz-rock quartet FU MANCHU has launched an official YouTube page, which features exclusive live clips, tour diaries and their stunning new video for the track "Hung Out To Dry". Click here to check it out and stay tuned each week for new video installments from the road. The group is currently ...

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POWERMAN 5000 To Take 'Extended Break From Touring'

POWERMAN 5000 has issued the following update: "Well, back from tour now and it was a rollercoaster of a run with some amasing moments!! Special thanks to all the folks in Lubbock, TX for making the last night such a blast... "Looks like we will be taking an extended break from touring, other than a ...

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How Do You Like the Sound of That - AMPLIFIED HEAT

Quick, somebody send a team of scientists down to Austin to interrogate these three crazy Ortiz brothers, because apparently they've developed a time machine. How else to explain how they've made a record that sounds like they snuck into the studio while BLACK SABBATH took a drug break from their first album sessions, and knocked ...

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FU MANCHU: 'Hung Out To Dry' Video Posted Online

Californian rockers FU MANCHU have posted their new video for the song "Hung out to Dry" on YouTube. The clip was filmed in Los Angeles with director Lucas Heyne (MASTER P, TSAR, SWITCHFOOT) and can be viewed below. FU MANCHU's latest album, "We Must Obey", was released in February via Century Media/Liquor and Poker. The ...

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VALIENT THORR To Support MOTÖRHEAD In Germany

Venusian rockers VALIENT THORR will support MOTÖRHEAD on the German leg of their previously announced European tour. VALIENT THORR will join MOTÖRHEAD and OVERKILL in Leipzig, Germany on November 22 and continue to play the rest of the German leg of the tour, ending December 3 in Berlin. This will be VALIENT THORR's second trip ...

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FU MANCHU: European Tour Dates Announced

The SoCal godfathers of fuzz FU MANCHU head back to Europe for the second time in 2007 to support their most recent album, "We Must Obey" (Century Media). The dates are as follows: Oct. 28 - Netherlands, Tilbourg 013 Oct. 29 - Netherlands, Nijmegan Doonroosje Oct. 30 - France, Paris La Trabendo Oct. 31 - ...

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Flame the Whisper - MATADORS

There's always room for more fun, simple, self-referential hard rock in the world, and that's why a band like MATADORS can get a pass for pretty much regurgitating their favorite QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, URGE OVERKILL and HELLACOPTERS records and swaggering a little in sweaty leather pants while they do it. This Swedish band ...

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LULLACRY: Seven New Songs In The Works

Guitarist Sami Vauhkonen of the Finnish female-fronted heavy rock outfit LULLACRY has issued the following update: We've had some difficulties to rehearse new material 'cause the bassist 'Heavy' [Kimmi Hiltunen] is suffering from some kind of, what the fu%& it's called… Whatever, his arm is quite fuc%&d up. But hey, you can't always win. Anyways, ...

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FU MANCHU To Release Gold-Colored 7" Single

Southern California fuzz-rockers FU MANCHU have issued the following update: "A video for the song 'Hung Out To Dry' will be finished soon. A new FU MANCHU gold-colored 7" is being released. Songs include: 'Knew It All Along' and 'Who Are You'. 'Who Are You' is a cover song from the almighty VOID. This will ...

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POWERMAN 5000: New Audio Interview Available

Tour Bus Radio conducted an interview with POWERMAN 5000 earlier in the month at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota. Listen to the interview at this location. POWERMAN 5000 is currently putting the finishing touches on a live EP, tentatively due later in the year. The band recently parted ways with ...

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CLUTCH, FIREBALL MINISTRY, CKY Members Join Forces In THE COMPANY BAND

THE COMPANY BAND is a new group featuring CLUTCH frontman Neil Fallon, FIREBALL MINISTRY frontman James Rota, CKY drummer Jess Margera, guitarist Dave Bone, and PUNY HUMAN bassist Jason Diamond. The band recently spent time at Grandmaster Recorders in Hollywood, California with producer Andrew Alekel (FU MANCHU, FIREBALL MINISTRY) working on its debut EP, tentatively ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Schedules More Tour Dates

POWERMAN 5000 has scheduled the following dates during the coming months: Sep. 08 - Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater Sep. 09 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater Sep. 10 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad Sep. 12 - Kansas City, MO @ Static Bar Sep. 13 - Milwaukee, WI @ Vnuks Sep. 14 - ...

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POWERMAN 5000: Live EP On The Way

POWERMAN 5000 has issued the following update: "Mixing has begun on some stellar live recordings that we had in the vault!! As soon as we are finished they will be released as an EP and also be available for download. This will be the first official live record from PM5K. Great stuff! Not sure what ...

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FU MANCHU, FIREBALL MINISTRY Manager Joins CORE ENTERTAINMENT

Brian Frank has joined Core Entertainment as Managing Partner, it was announced by the company's Founding Partner Bill Siddons. Based in Los Angeles, Core Entertainment represents ALICE IN CHAINS, JERRY CANTRELL, FIREBALL MINISTRY, FU MANCHU, KMFDM, THE THIEVES and TSAR as music clients. The company is also comprised of an overall television and personality division ...

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KAIHORO: 'Call Of The Statue' Video Posted Online

KAIHORO, the Finnish "sludgy rock/metal band" featuring members of TOTAL DEVASTATION, OMNIUM GATHERUM and MANITOU, has posted its video for the song "Call of the Statue" on YouTube. The song comes off the group's second full-length album, "Boulder", which was released on March 14 through Sorbus Productions. The follow-up to 2004's "Mainheadskull" was ...

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POWERMAN 5000 To Release New Album This Year

POWERMAN 5000 has posted the following message on its MySpace page: "Considering the band's track record of putting out CDs once every three years it seems hard to believe that, yes, we will put out a new disc in 2007!! It's all just beginning to develop and the wheres, whos and whats are to be ...

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FIREBALL MINISTRY: In Writing Mode

FIREBALL MINISTRY frontman Rev. James A. Rota II has issued the following update: "First and foremost, we are in the stages of writing a new album. It's coming along great. It's going to be a bit different than our last three. We've definitely decided to take the band to some new territory, but it's definitely ...

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GENITORTURERS Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

Florida-based "shock-rock" band GENITORTURERS, featuring MORBID ANGEL frontman David "Evil D" Vincent on bass, has finished recording its new CD. The group is currently mixing the effort at RMP studios in Orlando with producer Dave Rave Ogilvie. Hailing from Vancouver, B.C., Dave Ogilvie has worked with a long list of talented acts (NINE INCH NAILS, ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Perform On WWE's 'SmackDown' Next Week

OZZY OSBOURNE has reportedly been tapped to perform on next week's "SmackDown" World Wrestling Entertainment program. The show airs Friday nights at 8:00 p.m. EST on the CW network. According to 1iota.com, Ozzy will be the musical guest on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on two consecutive days — Monday, May 21 and Tuesday, May 22. As ...

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