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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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BRANT BJORK & THE BROS.: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

BRANT BJORK & THE BROS., the band led by former KYUSS/FU MANCHU drummer Brant Bjork, have lined up the following dates during May/June: May 13 - Albuquerque, NM – Burt's Tiki Lounge May 14 - Austin, TX – Emo's May 15 - Ft. Worth, TX - Wreck Room May 16 - Houston, TX - Rudyard`s ...

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BYZANTINE Frontman Sustains Knee Injury

Guitarist/vocalist Chris Ojeda Adams of the West Virginia-based "tech-metal" band BYZANTINE "sustained a pretty good injury to his left knee while performing at the Sound Factory in Charleston, WV" over the weekend, according to a post on the group's web site. Commented Chris, "I jumped up on a speaker enclosure during 'My New Casket', and ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY 'Best Of' CD Planned As Part Of SPITFIRE RECORDS 'Relaunch'

Eagle Rock Entertainment has announced the relaunch of its hard rock and heavy metal label Spitfire Records. The relaunch includes new releases from THE DUKE, featuring former STUCK MOJO and FOZZY guitarist Rich Ward, and Georgia-based sleaze-rockers NASHVILLE PUSSY. Additionally, starting May 2, Spitfire will lower prices on its extensive hard rock and heavy metal ...

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THE DUKE: 'My Kung-Fu Is Good' E-Card Available

Spitfire Records has uploaded an e-card for FOZZY/STUCK MOJO guitarist Rich Ward's upcoming solo album (under THE DUKE banner) at this location. Due May 3 via Spitfire Records, "My Kung-Fu Is Good", sees Ward taking a slightly different direction to his other projects. Whereas STUCK MOJO and FOZZY are instantly recognizable by Ward's ...

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BYZANTINE: New Album Being Mastered

West Virginia-based "tech-metal" band BYZANTINE have posted the following update regarding their sophomore release, "...And They Shall Take Up Serpents": "Right now the album is getting the finishing touches put on it at the West West Side Mastering House in New Jersey. At the helm is famed mastering engineer Alan Douchess. Alan has mastered many ...

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BYZANTINE Finish Recording New Album, Line Up Tours

West Virginia-based "tech-metal" band BYZANTINE have completed work on their sophmore release, "...And They Shall Take Up Serpents". 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 mastered by Alan Douches. A July 12 release via ...

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THE DUKE: U.K. Tour Dates Announced

STUCK MOJO/FOZZY guitarist Rich Ward has lined up the following U.K. dates with his THE DUKE solo project: May 01 - The Borderline - London, UK May 02 – Roadhouse - Manchester, UK May 03 - Old Angel - Nottingham, UK May 04 - Bar Academy - Birmingham, UK May 05 - Cavern Club - ...

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THE DUKE: 'My Kung-Fu Is Good' Track Listing Revealed

STUCK MOJO/FOZZY guitarist Rich Ward has finalized the track listing for the debut album from his THE DUKE solo project. Due May 3 via Spitfire Records, "My Kung-Fu Is Good", sees Ward taking a slightly different direction to his other projects. Whereas STUCK MOJO and FOZZY are instantly recognizable by Ward's brutal riffage, THE DUKE ...

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FU MANCHU To Play Free Show In Newport Beach

FU MANCHU will play a free show at the Orange County Museum of Art on March 3 beginning at 8:00 pm. This show is being sponsored by Vans shoes and there will be a showing of '70s/80's skateboard culture. The Orange County Museum of Art is located at 850 San Clemente Drive in Newport Beach, ...

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FU MANCHU To Record ADOLESCENTS Cover

FU MANCHU are heading into the studio very soon to record a cover version of the ADOLESCENTS song "Things Start Moving". While in the studio, FU MANCHU are going to try and record a few new songs as well. In other news, FU MANCHU are scheduled to play a show in Los Angeles in March ...

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BYZANTINE Launch Bassist Search

West Virginia-based "tech-metal" band BYZANTINE have launched a search for a full-time bassist. Interested parties should send a short bio (name, age, gear, influences, and experience) and a demo to: Byzantine Music, LLC PO Box 6445 Charleston, WV 25362 All submissions must be received by February 21, 2005. No emails or phone calls please. Requirements ...

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BYZANTINE Part Ways With Bassist

West Virginia-based "tech-metal" band BYZANTINE have parted ways with longtime bassist Chris "Cid" Adams due to "musical differences." A replacement bassist has yet to be announced. Along with guitarist/vocalist Chris Ojeda Adams was a founding member of the Morgantown, WV thrash metal band NEW FAMILY in 1998 and then formed BYZANTINE with Ojeda and guitarist ...

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