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CHRISTOPHER AMOTT's ARMAGEDDON Taps Ex-NIGHTRAGE Singer ANTONY HÄMÄLÄINEN For U.S. Tour

Vocalist Antony Hämäläinen (pictured; NIGHTRAGE, NERVOSIA, MERIDIAN DAWN) will front ARMAGEDDON, the band led by former ARCH ENEMY guitarist Christopher Amott, on their upcoming U.S. tour, which is scheduled to kick off in early February. Singer Matt Hallquist left ARMAGEDDON last month due to "personal reasons." Upcoming ARMAGEDDON shows: Feb. 07 - Sammy's Patio - ...

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Builders of the Future - POWERMAN 5000

Spider One never accepts defeat. So professed on the opening track "Invade, Destroy, Repeat" from POWERMAN 5000's new album, "Builders of the Future". POWERMAN 5000 has come many miles since "The Blood Splat Rating System" and "Mega! Kung-Fu Radio", even if the current mark on the destination map sways full circle to 1999 and the ...

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BRANT BJÖRK Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

Napalm Records has announced the signing of singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Brant Björk. Brant is looking forward to working with Napalm Records on his new solo release. "I am super stoked to be recording some more rock music for Napalm," he says. "Stand by for Low Desert Punk." Brant is globally recognizable as a ...

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Burn the Serum - KYNG

SoCal trio KYNG have the potential to emerge as one the next great things in heavy music. A lot of effort went into refining their sound from their lauded 2011 "Trampled Sun" album and "Burn the Serum" should have no problem garnishing the same accolades, if not more. Along with RED FANG, KYNG is one ...

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FU MANCHU: New Song 'Invaders On My Back' Available For Streaming

Southern California hard rock mainstays FU MANCHU will release their new album, "Gigantoid", on April 29 via the band's own At The Dojo Records. After almost 25 years together, and following last year's Scion A/V Club split seven-inch single with friends MOAB and 2009's "Signs Of Infinite Power", Scott Hill and company return with their ...

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FU MANCHU To Release 'Gigantoid' In April

Southern California hard rock mainstays FU MANCHU will release their new album, "Gigantoid", on April 29 via the band's own At The Dojo Records. After almost 25 years together, and following last year's Scion A/V Club split seven-inch single with friends MOAB and 2009's "Signs Of Infinite Power", Scott Hill and company return with their ...

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FU MANCHU Completes Recording New Album

Southern California heavy rockers FU MANCHU have finished recording their 11th album. The follow-up to 2009's "Signs Of Infinite Power" was tracked by Andrew Giacumakis (MOAB) and Jim Monroe (THE ADOLESCENTS, X) and is being produced by the bandmembers themselves. The CD will be released in May via the band's own At The Dojo label ...

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FU MANCHU To Enter Studio This Weekend

Southern California heavy rockers FU MANCHU head into the studio this weekend to begin recording their 11th album. The follow-up to 2009's "Signs Of Infinite Power" will be released in May via the band's own At The Dojo label and will coincide with a month-long U.S. tour. Dates in Europe and the rest of the ...

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SUN & SAIL CLUB Films 'Hunted' Video

SUN & SAIL CLUB, the new band featuring FU MANCHU guitarist/vocalist Bob Balch and drummer Scott Reeder alongside former KYUSS bassist Scott Thomas Reeder, filmed a video for the track "Hunted" with director Peder Bergstrand (TURBONEGRO, I ARE DRIOD, ROCK SOLID, LOWRIDER). Says Balch: "The video will contain a robot hunting us down and killing ...

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The End of Time - MOONBOW

Kentucky-stationed MOONBOW is the sludge-happy by-product of vocalist Matt "The Beard" Bischoff's (as in the Survivor 26 contestant and BMX mogul) reputed writing project that found him aligned with multi-instrumentalist David McElfresh from LETHAL and Hank 3's 3 and 3 BAR RANCH. Joining Bischoff and McElfresh are AFGHAN WHIGS/HERMANO drummer Steve Earle and VALLEY OF ...

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FU MANCHU: 'Robotic Invasion' Lyric Video Released

California hard rock legends FU MANCHU have premiered their first new song in three years, titled "Robotic Invasion", off the band's upcoming split seven-inch single with MOAB, presented by Scion. Limited to 1,000 copies, the new release will be available through the band's web site, Fu-Manchu.com, and at upcoming live shows. In addition, ...

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SUN & SAIL CLUB: 'Held Down' Song Available For Streaming

FU MANCHU guitarist/vocalist Bob Balch and drummer Scott Reeder have joined forces with former KYUSS bassist Scott Thomas Reeder in SUN & SAIL CLUB. Their debut album, "Mannequin", will be released on November 19 via Satin Records. The song "Held Down", taken from "Mannequin", can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below (courtesy of

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SUN & SAIL CLUB: First Studio Clip Posted Online

FU MANCHU guitarist/vocalist Bob Balch and drummer Scott Reeder have joined forces with former KYUSS bassist Scott Thomas Reeder in SUN & SAIL CLUB. Their debut album, "Mannequin", will be released in early November via Satin Records. The first in a series of video clips featuring footage from the "Mannequin" studio sessions can be seen ...

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FU MANCHU, Ex-KYUSS Members Join Forces In SUN & SAIL CLUB

FU MANCHU guitarist/vocalist Bob Balch and drummer Scott Reeder have joined forces with former KYUSS bassist Scott Thomas Reeder in SUN & SAIL CLUB. Their debut album, "Mannequin", will be released in early November via Satin Records. Said Balch: "In between FU MANCHU tours, I was writing all this material that was really frantic and ...

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CHTHONIC Bassist: We Aren't A Political Band

Raymond Westland of Ghost Cult magazine recently conducted an interview with bassist Doris Yeh of Taiwanese metallers CHTHONIC. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Ghost Cult: A lot of the lyrics and albums in the band's discography are steeped in Tawainese political and historical themes. Why is this so important ...

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SEPULTURA Guitarist Checks In From The Studio

Brazilian/American thrashers SEPULTURA have reunited with producer Ross Robinson (KORN, LIMP BIZKIT, SLIPKNOT) to record the band's next album, tentatively due in October via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD is currently being tracked at Robinson's studio in Venice, California and is being co-produced by Steve Evetts, who previously worked with SEPULTURA on the "Nation" (2001), ...

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GWAR Frontman Interviewed By VEGAS ROCKS! MAGAZINE (Video)

Sally Steele, publisher of Vegas Rocks! Magazine, conducted an interview with GWAR frontman Oderus Urungus on April 12 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can now watch the chat below. GWAR has released the first lineup for this year's GWAR-B-Q, set to take place at Hadad's Water Park, located at 7900 ...

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GWAR Announces Lineup For Fourth Annual GWAR-B-Q

Antarctic rock-gods GWAR have released the first lineup for this year's GWAR-B-Q, set to take place at Hadad's Water Park, located at 7900 Osbourne Turnpike in Richmond, Virginia. This year sees the event entering its fourth consecutive year while offering its most bone-crushing lineup yet, setting the stage for what will certainly be the most ...

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CHTHONIC: New Album Cover Unveiled

The Oink Chen-designed cover artwork for "Bú-Tik", the new album from Taiwanese extreme metallers CHTHONIC, can be seen below. As the new CD from CHTHONIC underwent mixing at Sweet Spot studio in Halmstad, Sweden with producer Rickard Bengtsson (ARCH ENEMY), the work on the CD's cover also began in Taiwan. After nearly 100 hopeful candidates ...

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CHTHONIC Working On Cover Art For Seventh Studio Album

As the new album from Taiwanese extreme metal band CHTHONIC undergoes mixing at Sweet Spot studio in Halmstad, Sweden with producer Rickard Bengtsson (ARCH ENEMY), the work on the CD's cover has also begun in Taiwan. After nearly 100 hopeful candidates replied to a casting call, which called for girls who were "at least 160cm ...

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