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FU MANCHU Announces EP Release Show

California rock quartet FU MANCHU will celebrate the Nov. 28 release of their new EP, "Hung Out To Dry", with a record release show at the Viper Room in Hollywood on Dec. 1. Although the "Hung Out" EP will be available for purchase at the show, a $6 pre-order for the 3,000-copy, limited-edition release is ...

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The Temporary Nature - WOOLY MAMMOTH

The Maryland-D.C. doom scene has been revered for years now, so it is not exactly a shock that the first full-length from Washington, D.C.'s WOOLY MAMMOTH is 54 minutes of doom heaviness and trippy stoner rock jamming. With songs that range from the righteously rocking to the mind altering, "The Temporary Nature" falls squarely into ...

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FU MANCHU To Release New EP In November

Legendary SoCal quartet FU MANCHU will issue a new EP, "Hung Out To Dry", on Nov. 28. The four-track release will contain two songs from their forthcoming tenth studio album, a cover of VAN HALEN's "D.O.A." and an original track exclusive to the EP, which will be limited to 3,000 copies worldwide. It can be ...

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COLISEUM And YOUNG WIDOWS Prepare Split Release

Louisville's COLISEUM and YOUNG WIDOWS have teamed up for a limited-edition split 7". The single, which is set for an October release via Relapse, features two new tracks from each band: "Skyline Fu*ker" and "White Religion" by COLISEUM and "Future Plans" and "Baritone #3" by YOUNG WIDOWS. More informatition is available at this ...

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JOB FOR A COWBOY Begins Work On New Studio Album

Arizona-based metal quintet JOB FOR A COWBOY has resumed the songwriting process for its first full-length release, tentatively due next spring via Metal Blade Records. In the meantime, the band will preview some of the new material at three California shows which are scheduled to take place at the end of the month: Sep. 22 ...

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BYZANTINE Completes First-Ever DVD, Prepares To Record New Album

Vocalist/rhythm guitarist Chris Ojeda of West Virginia's forward-thinking thrashers BYZANTINE has issued the following update: "I know it seems like we have fell of the face of the planet but things have been really busy in the BYZANTINE camp both personal and professional. My fiancée and I have bought a home this summer and are ...

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SURMA To Release Debut EP In September

SURMA is the name of a new San Francisco-based "stoner rock" band featuring Jessi Knop of Milwaukee's WRECKER on rhythm guitar and lead vocals, Kelsey Guntharp on bass/vocals, Johann Zamora (ex-HIGH TONE SON OF A BITCH, TOTIMOSHI) on drums/vocals and Jason James (DAMNWEEVIL, SECRET ORDER OF TUSK) on lead guitar/vocals. The name comes from a ...

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BLOODBATH Parts Ways With DAN SWANÖ

Swedish death metal supergroup BLOODBATH has issued the following update: "Dan Swanö is no longer part of BLOODBATH. The reason being restrictions on his behalf to devote more time and effort to the future of this project that it would require by taking things to the next level i.e. touring and playing live. Moreover, his ...

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The Muse of Senor Ray - THE MATADORS

Fans of hand-clappin', booty-shaking California stoner pop (i.e. FU MANCHU's "California Crossing" album, the most straightforward QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE cuts, or a lot of the HELLACOPTERS' output) may want to check out THE MATADORS. They're not the most distinctive band in the world, but they do deliver low-watt thrills in a well-mined genre. ...

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POWERMAN 5000's 'Wild World' Takes Radio By Storm

POWERMAN 5000's "Wild World" took radio by storm this week making it the #6 Most Added track at Active Rock radio according to Radio & Records, beating out new songs by AFI, CROSSFADE and LAMB OF GOD. The track comes from the band's highly anticipated "Destroy What You Enjoy" album, their fourth studio release and ...

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FU MANCHU: New Album To Receive European Release Via CENTURY MEDIA

After nine albums, countless world tours and more than a dozen years of leading their scene, FU MANCHU — perhaps the definitive Southern California hard rock band of the last decade — have signed a worldwide recording agreement with The Century Family. Their tenth, as-yet-untitled album will surface in early 2007 on Century Media Records ...

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EUROPE Begin Recording New Album: Photos Available

Reunited Swedish hard rockers EUROPE have posted the following message on their official web site: "We have now started the recording of our forthcoming album (yet untitled!) and we're well on our way with recording the basic tracks. Everything is working and sounding fu**ing great... except for the bass amp that blew up and almost ...

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POWERMAN 5000 To Film 'Wild World' Video This Weekend

DRT Entertainment recording artist POWERMAN 5000 will begin shooting their video for the track "Wild World" on Sunday, June 11 in Los Angeles. "Wild World" is the first single off the band's upcoming album, "Destroy What You Enjoy", due on August 1. "We're shooting most of it in an abandoned crack house," vocalist Spider commented. ...

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FU MANCHU Sign With LIQUOR AND POKER MUSIC

FU MANCHU singer/guitarist Scott Hill has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "We signed a new deal with Liquor And Poker Music today [June 5, 2006]. We go into the studio next week. We will be recording 13 new songs and three cover songs. Not sure how many songs will make ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Sign With DRT ENTERTAINMENT

POWERMAN 5000 have inked a new record deal with DRT Entertainment. The band's recently completed new album, "Destroy What You Enjoy", was produced by Mudrock and is tentatively scheduled for release mid-July. Commented frontman Spider One: "We produced and recorded [the new CD] alongside our old buddy Mudrock. He's the guy who co-produced 'Mega!! Kung ...

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Apollo - NEBULA

When they split off from FU MANCHU to form NEBULA, Eddie Glass and Ruben Romano formed the third leg of the archetypal stoner rock triad on which about nine thousand other bands balance themselves. Between them, FU and KYUSS — three bands whose total lifetime sales figures could be a rounding error in QUEENS OF ...

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COLLISION Complete Work On New CD; Audio Available

Dutch "grind 'n' thrashcore" act COLLISION have completed work on their sophomore album, "Roadkiller", tentatively due this spring via Bones Brigade Records. The CD was recorded at Toneshed Studio in Horst, Holland by Erwin Hermsen and was mastered at Imperial Mastering in Concord, California by Colin Davis. "Roadkiller" track listing: 01. Oh My Goth 02. ...

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BYZANTINE: 'Jeremiad' Video Posted Online

West Virginia-based "tech-metal" band BYZANTINE have uploaded their video for the track "Jeremiad" at this location (Quicktime, 23 MB). The song comes off the group's sophomore album, "...And They Shall Take Up Serpents", which was released in July 2005 via Prosthetic Records. The follow-up to "The Fundamental Component" was produced by the band ...

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Muscle, Guts and Luck - LAMONT

Unabashed shitkicker rock and roll from Boston. LAMONT are one of those bands that's rattling around the country in a bombed-out van at any given moment, en route to a gig for 26 people at a broke-dick bar in Nowheresville, living that particularly no-hope strain of the rock and roll dream, sleeping on floors, fueled ...

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FU MANCHU Launch New Orleans Benefit eBay Auction

FU MANCHU have posted the following message on their official web site: "In an effort to pay tribute to the great city and people of New Orleans that have hosted the band on many an occasion, FU MANCHU have put up special collectors' items for auction. All proceeds from this auction will be donated to ...

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BYZANTINE Part Ways With Guitarist

West Virginia-based "tech-metal" band BYZANTINE have parted ways with lead guitarist Tony Rorhbough. "Tony is a founding member and has been an integral part of BYZANTINE since its conception in 2000," the band write on their web site. "Tony's musical ability, technical prowess and overall mastery of the language of guitar will be missed immensely ...

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