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FIREBALL MINISTRY To Support CLUTCH On Holiday Run

Capping their busiest touring season ever, FIREBALL MINISTRY will be on the road throughout the holidays, supporting cult heroes CLUTCH on a week-long run that kicks off Dec. 26 in Washington, D.C. The CLUTCH tour marks FIREBALL MINISTRY's fifth in support of "Their Rock Is Not Our Rock", the group's first album with new bassist ...

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FIREBALL MINISTRY To Perform On NBC's 'Last Call With Carson Daly'

The critically acclaimed Los Angeles rock band FIREBALL MINISTRY will make their late-night television debut Friday, December 16 on NBC's "Last Call with Carson Daly". The group will perform their first single, "Sundown" off the new album, "Their Rock Is Not Our Rock", out now on Liquor and Poker Music. This marks the first-ever late-night ...

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SKINDRED's Trailer Broken Into, Equipment Stolen

SKINDRED bassist Daniel Pugsley has sent the following message to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "The morning after an awesome show in San Antonio with H.I.M. and FINCH at the White Rabbit, we discovered our trailer had been broken into. Both my basses and Mikey's [Dee] guitars were taken as well as one of Arya's Iron Cobra kick pedals. ...

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JUDAS PRIEST, DEF LEPPARD, DANZIG, STRATOVARIUS: More Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, ANTHRAX Venue: U.S. Cellular Arena City/State: Milwaukee, Wis. Date: Oct. 1, 2005 Attendance: 3,698 Capacity: 8,605 Artist/Event: JUDAS PRIEST, ANTHRAX Venue: State Theatre City/State: Portland, Maine Date: Oct. 4, 2005 Attendance: 817 Capacity: 1,750 ...

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FIREBALL MINISTRY Bassist Sits Out OPETH, CKY Tours

Los Angeles-based quartet FIREBALL MINISTRY have recruited Jason and Josh Diamond from PUNY HUMAN to handle the bass duties on the OPETH and CKY tours after the group's regular bassist, Johnny Chow (a.k.a. John Mark Bechtel, ex-SYSTEMATIC, MY RUIN), was forced to take time out during October while awaiting the birth of his child. Chow ...

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FIREBALL MINISTRY To Join 'Viva La Bands' Tour

FIREBALL MINISTRY will join H.I.M., FINCH and SKINDRED for the forthcoming "Viva La Bands" tour kicking off November 19 in Atlantic City. The "Viva La Bands" tour — featuring artists handpicked by MTV skateboarding personality Bam Margera of "Jackass" and "Viva La Bam" fame — will arrive on the heels of FIREBALL MINISTRY's fall outings: ...

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H.I.M.: 'Dark Light' First-Week Chart Positions Revealed

H.I.M.'s new album, "Dark Light", has registered the following first-week international chart positions: #1: Finland #4: Germany #4: Austria #7: Italy #7: Sweden #8: Switzerland #10: Spain #13: Norway #15: Hungary #15: Czech Republic #18: UK #18: USA #19: Ireland #24: Canada #25: Holland The follow-up to 2003's "Love Metal", "Dark Light" was recorded in ...

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H.I.M.: 'Dark Light' Breaks U.S. Top 20!

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have sold more than 46,000 copies of their new album, "Dark Light", in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 18 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. As previously reported, "Dark Light" entered the Finnish national album chart at position No. 1. This is ...

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H.I.M.: 'Dark Light' Tops Finnish Album Chart

H.I.M.'s "Dark Light" has entered the Finnish national album chart at position No. 1. This is the band's fourth consecutive chart-topper in their home country. View the whole chart at this location. The follow-up to 2003's "Love Metal", "Dark Light" was recorded in Los Angeles and mixed at New York's Electric Lady studios ...

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THIS IS MENACE To Play Special Gig In London

The 15-headed hydra known as THIS IS MENACE, featuring a "who's who" of underground vocalists from HUNDRED REASONS, SIKTH, THERAPY?, CARCASS, AMEN, FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND, PITCHSHIFTER, EARTHTONE9 and the HIDING PLACE, are set to play a monumental gig at London's Mean Fiddler on December 18. Originally set for September, this show was rescheduled to ...

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Former BUSH Drummer Resurfaces In ELLIS

Former BUSH drummer Robin Goodridge has resurfaced in a new London-based band called ELLIS. ELLIS made their live debut supporting PUDDLE OF MUDD in Manchester and went on to play support slots for SOULFLY, SKINDRED, LENNY KRAVITZ, TED NUGENT, SLAYER and MUSHROOMHEAD as well as playing the Reading and Leeds festivals in 2003. The group ...

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H.I.M.: Entire New Album Available For Streaming

H.I.M.'s entire new album, "Dark Light", is available for streaming at the MTV Italy web site. "Dark Light" is scheduled for release on September 27 via Sire. The follow-up to 2003's "Love Metal" was recorded in Los Angeles and mixed at New York's Electric Lady studios with producer Tim Palmer (DAVID BOWIE, OZZY ...

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H.I.M.: 'Wings Of A Butterfly' Single Chart Positions Revealed

H.I.M.'s new single, "Wings of a Butterfly", has registered the following first-week international chart positions: #1: Finland #4: Spain #10: U.K. #18: Austria #35: Ireland "Wings of a Butterfly" comes off H.I.M.'s new album, "Dark Light", due on September 27 via Sire. The follow-up to 2003's "Love Metal" was recorded in Los Angeles and mixed ...

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H.I.M.: New Album Samples Posted Online

A brand-new H.I.M. track, entitled "Behind the Crimson Door", is available for streaming at this location. "Behind the Crimson Door" comes off the Finnish goth-metallers' new album, "Dark Light", due on September 27 via Sire. The follow-up to 2003's "Love Metal" was recorded in Los Angeles and mixed at New York's Electric Lady ...

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

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have announced the following U.S. dates for October/November: Oct. 05 - Roseland Theatre - Portland, OR Oct. 06 - The Premier - Seattle, WA Oct. 08 - Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, CA Oct. 10 - SOMA San Diego, CA Oct. 11 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ Oct. 12 - Venue ...

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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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SKINDRED Cover THE ENGLISH BEAT On 'Sky High' Soundtrack

SKINDRED's cover version of the THE ENGLISH BEAT's "Twist and Crawl" is featured on the "Sky High" soundtrack, out today (July 26) on Hollywood Records. "The BEAT were definitely one of the pioneers of the mixing black and white music in the '80s," SKINDRED write on their web site. "'Twist and Crawl' is the track ...

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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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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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OPETH And SKINDRED Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

OPETH and SKINDRED have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Summer Breeze festival, set to be held August 18-20 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The complete list of artists currently confirmed to appear at the festival is as follows: AMON AMARTH ANOREXIA NERVOSA ATROCITY BARCODE BEHEMOTH BORN FROM PAIN CALIBAN DARK TRANQUILLITY DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER ...

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DAMAGEPLAN Members To Appear At 2005 WAAF INDOOR BEACH PARTY

Boston's WAAF 107.3 FM has announced that surviving DAMAGEPLAN members Patrick Lachman, Vinnie Paul and Bob Zilla will attend the 2005 WAAF Indoor Beach Party on Saturday, April 9 at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell, MA. DAMAGEPLAN headlined the annual concert event in 2004 and has chosen to make one of their first public appearances ...

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