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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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FU MANCHU Bassist Auctioning Drum Kit

FU MANCHU bassist Brad Davis is selling a drum kit on eBay. "It's the black and white Ludwig Vistalite drum kit we used in the 'Squash That Fly' video," Davis writes on the group's web site. The auction ends February 4 at 18:58:10 PST. More details about the kit, including photos, can be found on ...

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BYZANTINE: New Album To Be Mixed By BRAD DIVENS

West Virginia-based "tech-metal" band BYZANTINE have posted the following update on the songwriting sessions for their sophomore album, "...And They Shall Take Up Serpents", tentatively due in May via Prosthetic Records: "We are damned happy to announce that Brad Divens will be mixing our sophomore album '…And They Shall Take Up Serpents'. "Many of you ...

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HIGH ON FIRE: Fall Tour Dates Announced

HIGH ON FIRE have announced fall 2004 U.S. tour dates. The critically acclaimed power trio will display their high volume live prowess when they kick off six weeks worth of performances beginning November 18 in Salt Lake City, UT. The band will remain on the road until the end of 2004, concluding the jaunt with ...

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FU MANCHU: Studio Photos Posted Online

FU MANCHU have posted several photos from the recording sessions for their latest CD, "Start the Machine", at their official web site. Check them out at this location. The follow-up to 2002's "California Crossing" (Mammoth), "Start the Machine" was produced by Brian Joseph Dobbs (VOIVOD, MANMADEGOD, DEATH ANGEL) and marks the group's first ...

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FU MANCHU To Appear On San Diego Music Show

FU MANCHU will be the featured guests on San Diego's music show "Fox Rox" on Thursday, October 28 beginning at 12:00 a.m. PT. They will be performing two songs and drummer Scott Reeder and guitarist Bob Balch will be interviewed for the show. FU MANCHU will be kicking off a U.S. tour with CLUTCH on ...

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FU MANCHU Tape SIRIUS Special

FU MANCHU guitarist Bob Balch and drummer Scott Reeder taped an hour-long special on Sirius Satellite Radio that will air on October 20. The show is called "Contact High" with Bobby Black and will feature tunes from the group's latest CD, "Start the Machine", as well as music picked by the guys. FU MANCHU will ...

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MEGADETH's 'System' Enters Billboard Album Chart At No. 18

MEGADETH's "The System Has Failed" has sold 45,935 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at No. 18 on The Billboard 200 chart. This number falls a bit short of the 61,113 first-week tally registered by its predecessor, "The World Needs A Hero", which entered the Billboard 200 chart ...

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FU MANCHU: Tour Dates Announced

FU MANCHU have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Oct. 19 - Big Fish Pub - Tempe, AZ w/ CLUTCH: Nov. 27 - Grand Rapids, MI - Orbit Room Nov. 28 - Eagles Club - Milwaukee, WI Nov. 29 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN Nov. 30 - Logan Square - Chicago, ...

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FU MANCHU Name New Album

FU MANCHU have set "Start the Machine" as the title of their follow-up to 2002's "California Crossing" (Mammoth), due on September 14 through DRT Entertainment. The LP, which was recently completed with producer Brian Joseph Dobbs (VOIVOD, MANMADEGOD, DEATH ANGEL), will mark the group's first release for DRT, the independent label founded last year by ...

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ARCH NEMESIS Announce New Record Deal, Lineup Changes

Norwegian metallers ARCH NEMESIS have posted the following update on their official web site: "Alright folks, it's about fu***ng time we updated this site and told you what's going on. First off, [guitarist] Motvind [a.k.a. Kenneth Hansen] has decided to leave the band to concentrate fully on his job as axe-man in the mighty DIMENSION ...

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