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World of Lies - THE BERZERKER

My last memory of Australia's THE BERZERKER is seeing them perform with ORIGIN, VADER, and IMMOLATION a couple of years ago. I recall being intrigued by the masked madmen, but not all that moved with the music itself, though I did find some redeeming value in the forceful, samples-laden approach. Admittedly, the sound mix during ...

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FIREBALL MINISTRY To Play With DISTURBED; New Video To Premiere Tomorrow

Acclaimed L.A. hard rock quartet FIREBALL MINISTRY have confirmed their first performance of 2006 — an Anaheim Jägermeister Music Tour concert with DISTURBED and BLOODSIMPLE. The show adds even more names to FIREBALL MINISTRY's recent touring resume, which includes the likes of H.I.M., OPETH, CKY, PELICAN, SKINDRED, NEVERMORE, FINCH and JUDAS PRIEST. In other news, ...

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RAGE: More European Tour Dates Announced

German power metallers RAGE will be embarking on a European headlining tour beginning in late March. Support at all dates will come from FREEDOM CALL. The details are as follows: Mar. 24 - Helsinki, Finland @ Nosturi Mar. 27 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Klubben Mar. 28 - Oslo, Norway @ Garage Mar. 29 - Göteborg, ...

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SHADOWS FALL Frontman Comments On GRAMMY Nod

Nominations for the 48th annual Grammy Awards were announced last week by The Recording Academy, which included a nod for SHADOWS FALL in the "Best Metal Performance" category. The group was nominated for their Active Rock hit "What Drives The Weak" alongside such acclaimed artists as MINISTRY, MUDVAYNE, RAMMSTEIN and SLIPKNOT. The track is featured ...

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SLIPKNOT's CLOWN: 'I Have A Feeling We Could Win A GRAMMY This Year'

SLIPKNOT members Shawn "Clown" Crahan (percussion) and Jim Root (guitar) spoke to The Des Moines Register about being nominated for a Grammy for the sixth consecutive year. The single "Before I Forget" from the band's third album, "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)", was nominated for Best Metal Performance alongside songs by MINISTRY, MUDVAYNE, RAMMSTEIN and ...

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U.D.O.: More European Tour Dates Announced

U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dikschneider, have announced more European dates in early 2006. The band's schedule is shaping up as follows: Jan. 06 - A - Dornbirn - Conrad Sohm Jan. 08 - A - Wien - Planet Music Jan. 09 - CH - Pratteln - Z7 Jan. 11 ...

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ENFORSAKEN Finalize Track Listing For 'Sinner's Intuition'

Arlington Heights, Illinois-based death metallers ENFORSAKEN have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Sinner's Intuition", due on March 7, 2006 via Crash Music Inc.. The CD recording sessions at Studio One in Racine, Wisconsin with engineer/owner Chris Djuricic and assistant Aaron Brigman are coming to a close, and the follow-up to 2004's "Forever ...

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FEAR FACTORY, NINE INCH NAILS, AEROSMITH, H.I.M. Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: FEAR FACTORY, SOILWORK, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DARKANE Venue: House of Blues City/State: San Diego, Calif. Date: Nov. 27, 2005 Gross Sales: $8,916 Attendance: 406 Capacity: 1,100 Artist/Event: NINE INCH NAILS, SAUL WILLIAMS Venue: Cox Arena City/State: ...

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FIREBALL MINISTRY To Support CLUTCH On Holiday Run

Capping their busiest touring season ever, FIREBALL MINISTRY will be on the road throughout the holidays, supporting cult heroes CLUTCH on a week-long run that kicks off Dec. 26 in Washington, D.C. The CLUTCH tour marks FIREBALL MINISTRY's fifth in support of "Their Rock Is Not Our Rock", the group's first album with new bassist ...

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MINISTRY: Photos Of New Lineup Posted Online

Two brand-new photos of MINISTRY taken during the recording sessions for their new album, "Rio Grande Blood", at Sonic Ranch studios in Tornillo, Texas have been posted online: Photo#1 (left to right: Tommy Victor [PRONG, ex-DANZIG], Al Jourgensen, Paul Raven [KILLING JOKE]), Photo#2 (left to right: Raven, drummer Mark Baker, Jourgensen, ...

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REVOLTING COCKS: 'Cocked And Loaded' Track Listing Revealed

REVOLTING COCKS, the side project of MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen, will release their new album, "Cocked and Loaded", on February 14, 2006 via 13th Planet. Produced by Al Jourgensen, the CD features the contributions of guest artists Jello Biafra (DEAD KENNEDYS), Gibby Haynes (BUTTHOLE SURFERS), Rick Nielsen (CHEAP TRICK), Billy Gibbons (ZZ TOP), Stevie Banch ...

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LIBERTY N' JUSTICE To Release 'All-Star' Album Via MTM MUSIC

MTM Music has announced the signing of Christian rockers LIBERTY N' JUSTICE. The group's new "all-star" album, "Soundtrack of a Soul", will be handled by MTM in Europe, while Avantage Records will be issuing the CD in Brazil. Due in February 2006, "Soundtrack of a Soul" features contributions from the following guest singers: Ez Gomer ...

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THE CENTURY FAMILY Releases 'Metal For The Masses Volume Four'

Continuing the highly successful "Metal for the Masses" series, the Century Family unseals "Metal for the Masses Volume Four", once again exclusive to Hot Topic locations nationwide. The two-disc compilation contains 40 tracks totaling over two hours of music. The artwork for "Volume Four" incorporates the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse to stunning effect and ...

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SLIPKNOT's JORDISON To Tour With MINISTRY?

Rumors continue to abound that SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison will be sitting behind the kit for MINISTRY on their upcoming North American tour, which is scheduled to kick off in early May. Joey is expected to join a touring lineup that will include MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen, guitarist Tommy Victor (PRONG, ex-DANZIG) and bassist Paul ...

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Their Rock Is Not Our Rock - FIREBALL MINISTRY

I've never understood the big deal about FIREBALL MINISTRY. The quartet is a solid rock band with a decent sense of melody, but they aren't the saviors of rock and roll. Maybe I haven't been exposed to enough of the music on previous releases (though I did recently see a strong live performance from the ...

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FIREBALL MINISTRY To Perform On NBC's 'Last Call With Carson Daly'

The critically acclaimed Los Angeles rock band FIREBALL MINISTRY will make their late-night television debut Friday, December 16 on NBC's "Last Call with Carson Daly". The group will perform their first single, "Sundown" off the new album, "Their Rock Is Not Our Rock", out now on Liquor and Poker Music. This marks the first-ever late-night ...

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ORANGE SKY To Support YNGWIE MALMSTEEN On U.S. Tour

Trinidad-based rock band ORANGE SKY has just been named the opening act for the upcoming fall 2005 U.S. tour by guitar wizard YNGWIE MALMSTEEN. ORANGE SKY will be promoting its Granite Records debut CD, "Upstairs", and DVD, "Live In Trinidad", on the 17-date run of shows from October 31 to December 7. Band members include ...

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Former BLACK SABBATH Singer TONY MARTIN Discusses New Solo Album

Former BLACK SABBATH frontman Tony Martin will release his second solo album, "Scream", on November 18 via MTM Music. "Scream" features legendary drummer Cozy Powell (BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, WHITESNAKE) on "Raising Hell" as well as songwriting contributions by another SABBATH member, Geoff Nicholls. Martin recently offered the following update on the new album to

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RIGOR MORTIS: More Tour Dates Announced

The original RIGOR MORTIS lineup of Bruce Corbitt, Mike Scaccia (MINISTRY, REVOLTING COCKS), Casey Orr (GWAR, X-COPS, THE HELLIONS, THE BURDEN BROTHERS), and Harden Harrison (PERVIS, SPEEDEALER, MITRA) have lined up the following tour dates: Oct. 27 - College Station, TX - Time's Square Oct. 28 - Houston, TX - Forgettabout It's Oct. 29 - ...

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MINISTRY Mainman: GEORGE W. BUSH Is A 'Loser'

Jeff Kerby of KNAC.COM recently conducted an interview with MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen. A few excerpts from the chat follows: KNAC.COM: I've been dying to ask you this since last November — what was running through your mind when you saw the electoral map and state after state kept coming up Bush red? ...

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MINISTRY: New Album To Feature PRONG's TOMMY VICTOR, KILLING JOKE's PAUL RAVEN

MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen has announced more details about his 13th Planet label, the new home of MINISTRY and Al's other band, REVOLTING COCKS. The imprint/boutique label is a joint venture with Megaforce Records for the U.S. and Canadian markets, distributed through Sony/RED. Missi Callazzo, Vice President of Megaforce, excitedly relates, "It's great to be ...

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OPETH To Guest On INDIE 103.1 FM

OPETH guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt and guitarist Peter Lindgren will be interviewed on "Chaos" on Indie 103.1 FM (KDLD) tonight (Oct. 19) between 10:00 p.m. and midnight PST. The show can be streamed online at www.indie1031.com. OPETH are touring in support of their new album, "Ghost Reveries". Opening the shows are FIREBALL MINISTRY (Oct. ...

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