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FU MANCHU: Full New Song Available For Download

FU MANCHU have posted a full-length MP3 of their brand-new track "So Far Behind" at this location. "So Far Behind" comes off the group's three-song CD, "Something Beyond", currently available via the band's web site in a special limited-edition pressing. Other tracks appearing on the CD are "Something Beyond" and the BLACK FLAG ...

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FU MANCHU: New Three-Song CD To Surface In December

FU MANCHU singer/guitarist Scott Hill has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "We just finished the artwork for the upcoming 3-song 'Something Beyond' record [containing the new songs 'So Far Behind' and 'Something Beyond', plus the BLACK FLAG cover 'Six Pack'].. It should be out in December. Release date soon. It ...

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SICK SPEED Change Name To CAFU

Atlanta's SICK SPEED, the band featuring ex-STUCK MOJO members Rich Ward (guitar/vocals) and Bud Fontsere (drums), have officially changed their name to CAFU. Says Ward: "The band was SICK SPEED for four years, and we had numerous lineup changes, and we went through some transitions, and we felt that to honor what the band is ...

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POWERMAN 5000: Is The End Near?

POWERMAN 5000 are strongly rumored to have been dropped by Dreamworks Records as a result of the disappointing sales performance of the band's last outing, "Transform". "Transform", which debuted at No. 27 on The Billboard 200 album chart in late May, has shifted 148,561 copies in the U.S. so far, according to Nielsen SoundScan — ...

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FU MANCHU To Release New Music Before The End Of The Year

FU MANCHU will be releasing a two-song 7" single and a three-song CD before the end of the year. The single will contain the new songs "So Far Behind" and "Something Beyond", while the CD will include those two tracks, plus the BLACK FLAG cover "Six Pack". Both versions will be available in a limited-edition ...

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FU MANCHU To Record New Material For Possible EP

FU MANCHU will enter the studio shortly to record "5 or 6 new songs," according to the latest online post by singer/guitarist Scott Hill. "3 or 4 [of the tracks] and maybe a cover song will be released soon. We want to release a few new songs before we sign to a new record label. ...

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SPEEDEALER: New Album Details Revealed

The reformed SPEEDEALER have pushed back the release date of their new album, "Bleed", to November 25 through Dead Teenager Records. Distribution will be handled by Nail/Allegro. "Bleed" was recorded June 10-11, 2003 at Top Hat studios in Austin, Texas. "We think 'Bleed' sounds, for better or worse, how a SPEEDEALER record should [sound] — ...

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FU MANCHU Frontman: 25 New Songs Ready To Be Recorded

FU MANCHU singer/guitarist Scott Hill has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "We are playing three shows in California this August. San Jose August 8th at The Usual, August 9th [in] San Francisco at Slims, August 10th [in] Santa Monica at the Santa Monica Civic. This should be a wild show. ...

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Captain Dog Rides Again - BLIND DOG

Just who Captain Dog is and what his purpose is in life remains unclear, you would think, to all but the three desperadoes who make up this Swedish outfit. But then again — and at the risk of doling out every stoner rock cliché in the book — who gives a flying fuck when you ...

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FU MANCHU Working On New Material

FU MANCHU drummer Scott Reeder has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "The band has been working the past two and half weeks doing some pre-production on new songs with the man behind the sonic assault of our live album, Mr. Brian J. Dobbs. He is a veteran of the mix ...

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FIREBIRD To Support FU MANCHU In Europe

Britain's FIREBIRD, the band led by former CARCASS/NAPALM DEATH guitarist Bill Steer, will support FU MANCHU on their upcoming European tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 06 – Manchester, UK - Academy 2 Jun. 07 – Dublin, IRL - The Village Jun. 08 – Belfast, IRL - Limelight Jun. 09 – Glasgow, SCO - ...

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AMONG THIEVES: Live Video Posted Online

AMONG THIEVES have posted a streaming video sample of "My Mistake" from their forthcoming "Soundscam" Enhanced CD at this location. The band, who feature in their ranks former LIFE OF AGONY bassist Alan Robert and BIOHAZARD drummer Danny Schuler, will release "Soundscam" on May 28 through Japan's Daymare Recordings. The 11-track CD includes ...

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AMONG THIEVES To Release 'Soundscam' In May

AMONG THIEVES, the New York-based band featuring former LIFE OF AGONY bassist Alan Robert and BIOHAZARD drummer Danny Schuler, will release a full-length CD, entitled "Soundscam", on May 28 through Japan's Daymare Recordings. The 11-track CD includes three studio tracks produced and mixed by Michael Barbiero (METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES) and seven live songs recorded ...

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FU MANCHU: Live Track Posted Online

A live recording of the FU MANCHU track "King Of The Road" has been posted online at this location. "King Of The Road" comes off the group's forthcoming double live album, "Go For It…Live!", due in Europe on June 2 through SPV/Steamhammer Records. A U.S. release through SPV is expected on July 22. ...

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FU MANCHU Set Release Date For 'Go For It…Live!'

FU MANCHU have set a June 2 European release date through SPV/Steamhammer Records for their upcoming double live album, "Go For It…Live!" . A U.S. release through SPV is expected on July 22. "Go For It…Live!" was recorded on the U.S. and European legs of the "California Crossing" tour in 2002. ...

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LINKIN PARK To Sell A Million Copies Of 'Meteora' In Its First Week

LINKIN PARK's "Meteora", the band's hotly anticipated sophomore release, should sell anywhere from 900,000 to one million copies in its first week, according to early reports from national retail accounts. That, of course, will make it an easy #1 on next week's Billboard chart. LINKIN PARK's 2000 debut, "Hybrid Theory", sold 50,000 in its first ...

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FU MANCHU Finalize Track Listing For 'Go For It – Live'

FU MANCHU have finalized the track listing for their upcoming double live CD, "Go For It - Live", due in Europe this spring via Steamhammer/SPV Records. The group are presently looking for a new American label following the recent closing of their longtime home, Mammoth Records. The complete track listing for "Go For It - ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Tour Cancelled!!!

The remaining shows of GUNS N' ROSES' North American tour have been cancelled, according to Pennsylvania's CKY, who were tapped to provide support at all the dates through Jan. 3, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. The following is a message from CKY posted in the "Band Journal" section (dubbed "Shit Talk") of their ...

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FU MANCHU Sign European Deal

FU MANCHU have inked a European deal with Steamhammer/SPV Records for the release of their upcoming double live CD, "Go For It - Live", due in early 2003. The live set was recorded on the U.S. and European legs of the "California Crossing" tour in 2002, and will include approximately 22 songs spanning the band's ...

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FU MANCHU Announce California Gigs

FU MANCHU have announced two shows in California during December. They will be performing at The Casbah in San Diego on Friday, Dec. 13, and at the Detroit Bar in Orange County on Saturday, Dec. 14. In other news, the band will enter the studio with producer/engineer Brian Joseph Dobbs (MANMADEGOD, ECHOBRAIN) on Dec. 2 ...

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HEADSTRONG Confirm Split With Label

As first reported here in early August, Canada's HEADSTRONG have now officially confirmed their split with RCA Records a mere six months following the release of their self-titled debut through the label. "Unfortunately due to circumstances too numerous to cite in this forum, our contract with RCA Records has been terminated," the group ...

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FU MANCHU: Photos For Live Album Needed

FU MANCHU have posted an unreleased instrumental track called "Hanglider" via their official web site at this location. In other news, the band are looking for live photos to be included with their upcoming live record and are encouraging their fans to send in all pictures taken between January 2002 and September 2002 ...

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FU MANCHU Prepare Live Album, Shop For New Label

FU MANCHU are set to enter the studio with producer/engineer Brian Joseph Dobbs (MANMADEGOD, ECHOBRAIN) in October to begin mixing tracks for a forthcoming live album. The two-disc, 20-song set, tentatively titled Go For It — Live, will feature material from the band's entire career, and is tentatively scheduled to be issued in early 2003, ...

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FU MANCHU Cancel European Tour

FU MANCHU have been forced to cancel their European tour in the wake of the recent closing of their label, Mammoth Records, Stoner Rock has reported. The tour was to include UK appearances at the Reading and Leeds festivals, as well as Bulldog Bash and an additional nine shows in four countries. "Obviously ...

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