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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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SUPLECS: PEPPER KEENAN-Produced Album to Surface In November

SUPLECS' new full-length album, "Powtin' on the Outside, Pawty on the Inside", will be released on on November 8 via Nocturnal Records. The long-awaited CD will be supported with national tour dates to be announced shortly. "Powtin' on the Outside, Pawty on the Inside" was produced by CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's inimitable frontman Pepper Keenan (also ...

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Republic? - SHEAVY

Surely you know the deal when it comes to Canada's SHEAVY. If you can't get enough of mid-period, Ozzy-era BLACK SABBATH with more of an upbeat stoner rock twist, then this is your band. Provided you don't trick yourself into thinking that SHEAVY is anything more than a heavy rock group wearing its SAB influences ...

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BYZANTINE Drop Off INTERNATIONAL EXTREME MUSIC FESTIVAL Tour

According to a posting on the Prosthetic Records web site, West Virginia-based "tech-metal" band BYZANTINE will not be performing as part of the upcoming International Extreme Music Festival tour. The group's non-appearance on the trek is being attributed to "circumstances beyond our control." No further information is available at this time. BYZANTINE's sophomore album, "...And ...

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3 - THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX

There was always a perception, due to his relative fame, that MONSTER MAGNET guitarist Ed Mundell was the brains and brawn behind Jersey power trio THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX. Well, he's out, ex-CORE frontman Finn Ryan is in on guit/vox, and the band is making it known in no uncertain terms that Mundell (and his main ...

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Guitarist RICH WARD Offers FOZZY, STUCK MOJO Updates

FOZZY/STUCK MOJO guitarist Rich Ward has posted a lengthy message on his official web site reflecting on the success of his recent solo album, "My Kung-Fu Is Good" (released under THE DUKE banner) and his future plans for both FOZZY and STUCK MOJO. An excerpt from the posting follows: "A lot of you were disappointed ...

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FIREBALL MINISTRY Sign With LIQUOR AND POKER MUSIC

Acclaimed Los Angeles quartet FIREBALL MINISTRY, recently dubbed the "#1 metal band you need to know now" by Guitar World, have officially joined the roster of Liquor and Poker Music. The L.A.-based rock label will release the group's new album, "Their Rock Is Not Our Rock", on October 18. A rough mix of the new ...

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BYZANTINE: '...And They Shall Take Up Serpents' Track Listing Revealed

West Virginia-based "tech-metal" band BYZANTINE have finalized the track listing for their sophomore album, "...And They Shall Take Up Serpents", due on July 12 via Prosthetic Records. The follow-up to "The Fundamental Component" was once again produced by the band and Charles A. Fisher and was mixed by Brad Divens (FU MANCHU, WRATHCHILD AMERICA). "...And ...

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BYZANTINE: New Album Track Posted Online

BYZANTINE's track "Jeremiad" is available for preview on the Prosthetic Records MySpace.com page at this location. "Jeremiad" comes off the West Virginia-based "tech-metal" band's upcoming sophomore album, "...And They Shall Take Up Serpents", due on July 12 via Prosthetic Records. The follow-up to "The Fundamental Component" was once again produced by the band ...

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New STUCK MOJO/FOZZY Live Photos Posted Online

Guitarist Rich Ward's (STUCK MOJO, FOZZY, THE DUKE) official web site has been updated with 1,000 or so pictures from the recent FOZZY/STUCK MOJO/DUKE tour through the U.K., including exclusive photos from Rich's wedding in a 1700s countryside church. Check out the pictures at this location. Ward's debut solo album (under THE DUKE ...

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FU MANCHU To Support CORROSION OF CONFORMITY In July

FU MANCHU will be supporting CORROSION OF CONORMITY on a two-week tour beginning on July 7 in Santa Ana, California. Also appearing on the bill will be ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY and DANKO JONES. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jul. 07 - Santa Ana CA @ Galaxy Concert Theater Jul. 08 - West Hollywood CA ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Tap MUDROCK To Mix New Album

POWERMAN 5000 recently spent time at Mad Oak Studios in Boston, Massachusetts completing the recording sessions for their new album, due later this year on frontman Spider One's Megatronic Records. Joining Spider One, drummer Adrian Ost, and bassist Siggy Siursen on tour and on the forthcoming album are guitarists Terry Corso (formerly with ALIEN ANT ...

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