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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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KYUSS, FU MANCHU Studio Collaborator Dead Of Cancer

Fred Drake, mastermind behind the Rancho De La Luna recording studio, member of the band EARTHLINGS?, and major contributor to the recordings of bands such as KYUSS, FU MANCHU, NEBULA, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, and the Desert Sessions, died on June 20th after suffering from cancer for several years. ...

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KORN Add Dates To "Tour With No Name"

KORN have tacked on 11 new dates to their Tour With No Name trek (also featuring PUDDLE OF MUDD and DEADSY), scheduled to start June 20 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 20 - Wilkes-Barre, PA @ First Union Arena Jun. 21 - Hartford, CT @ Hartford Civic Center Jun. 23 ...

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Metal/Hard Rock Album Sales In The US As Reported By SoundScan

Here are the latest sales figures for various current and catalog metal/hard rock releases in the US (in total units sold to date since the albums were issued), as reported by SoundScan for the week ending April 21st, 2002: KORN Issues: 3,047,076 KORN Follow The Leader: 3,414,717 LIMP BIZKIT Chocolate Starfish: 6,259,073 LIMP BIZKIT Significant ...

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NEUROTICA To Replace JERRY CANTRELL At Florida's LIVESTOCK 12

Florida's NEUROTICA, featuring former ATHEIST frontman Kelly Shaefer, have landed the Livestock 12 slot vacated by former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell, who withdrew from the festival in order to attend memorial services for late AIC frontman Layne Staley. NEUROTICA will be appearing at the Zephyrhills (near Tampa), Florida event on Sunday, April 28th ...

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JERRY CANTRELL Cancels LIVESTOCK 12 Appearance

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell has cancelled his appearance at Livestock 12 on Sunday, April 28th so that he may attend memorial services for late AIC frontman Layne Staley. Livestock 12 is scheduled to take place in Zephyrhills (near Tampa), Florida between April 26th and 28th and will include performances by such acts ...

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Former PIST.ON Bassist Seeks New Band

New York-based bassist Val Ium is ready to re-enter the rock scene after departing PIST.ON last year, and is interested in teaming up with serious, professional, like-minded musicians in a new band. With PIST.ON, Ium recorded two albums (one for Atlantic Records), and toured the U.S. and Europe with bands like MARILYN MANSON, KORN, CLUTCH, ...

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