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FU MANCHU Frontman Comments On VAN HALEN, CARS Covers

FU MANCHU — recently described by the Los Angeles Times as "Southern California sludge-merchants (who) deliver riff-heavy rock straight out of the '70s" — have frequently covered other artists’ music over the course of their career. In addition to their well-known take on BLUE ÖYSTER CULT's "Godzilla", the band has previously tackled DEVO ("Freedom of ...

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FU MANCHU Announces New Album Title

Orange County fuzz-rock quartet FU MANCHU have set "We Must Obey" as the title of their tenth studio album, which will be released on Feb. 20, 2007 (a day earlier in Europe) via Century Media Records. The complete track listing is as follows: 01. We Must Obey 02. Knew It All Along 03. Let Me ...

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Stoner Rock UVTV Edition Available

This week's episode of Underground Video Television (UVTV) is a special stoner rock edition hosted by Bobby Black, columnist at High Times magazine and host of Sirius Radio Hard Attack channel's "Contact High". The show features music videos of CLUTCH, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, FU MANCHU, TURBONEGRO, and MONSTER MAGNET as well as some live videos ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Frontman Featured In Country Music Video

POWERMAN 5000 frontman Spider is featured as an actor in the new video from country artist CODY MCCARVER, entitled "Red Flag". The clip which was filmed at four separate locations in Los Angeles by Myriam Santos-Kayda, also stars W. Earl Brown (HBO's "Deadwood"), Dennis Haskins ("Saved by the Bell"), and Amanda Henkel (Miss Hawaiian Tropic ...

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FU MANCHU: New Song Posted Online

The title track of "Hung Out To Dry", the new EP by Southern California rock quartet FU MANCHU, has been posted on the band's MySpace page. "'Hung Out To Dry' is one of our new favorites to play live," says guitarist/vocalist Scott Hill. "We've played it live a few times and it seems ...

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STUCK MOJO: Another New Song Posted Online

Atlanta-based rap-metal pioneers STUCK MOJO, who recently announced the addition of vocalist Lord Nelson to the group's lineup, have posted another new track, entitled "Home", on their MySpace page. Also available at the same location are the songs "Metal is Dead" and "That's When I Burn". "All three of these tracks are rough ...

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FU MANCHU: New EP Artwork Revealed

The cover artwork for the new FU MANCHU EP, "Hung Out To Dry", has been posted at CMDistro.com. The 3,000-copy, limited-edition CD — to be released Nov. 28 — can currently be pre-ordered for $6. The artwork was designed by John McGill, who first collaborated with FU MANCHU on their 2004 release, "Start ...

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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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