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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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RAGE Announce European Tour With FREEDOM CALL

German power metallers RAGE will be embarking on a European headlining tour in April 2006. Support at all shows will come from FREEDOM CALL. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Apr. 05 - Nürnberg, GER @ Hirsch Apr. 06 - Zlin, CZR @ Masters Of Rock Cafe Apr. 07 - Budapest, HUN @ Wigwam ...

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MINSTRY's New Album On Track For April 2006 Release

MINISTRY's new studio album, "Rio Grande Blood", is on track for an April 2006 release via MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen's 13th Planet label. Jourgensen recently told MTV.com that he's planning on finish working on the material for "Rio Grande Blood" by Christmas. At least three tracks have been completed at this point: two ...

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FIREBALL MINISTRY Bassist Sits Out OPETH, CKY Tours

Los Angeles-based quartet FIREBALL MINISTRY have recruited Jason and Josh Diamond from PUNY HUMAN to handle the bass duties on the OPETH and CKY tours after the group's regular bassist, Johnny Chow (a.k.a. John Mark Bechtel, ex-SYSTEMATIC, MY RUIN), was forced to take time out during October while awaiting the birth of his child. Chow ...

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FIREBALL MINISTRY To Join 'Viva La Bands' Tour

FIREBALL MINISTRY will join H.I.M., FINCH and SKINDRED for the forthcoming "Viva La Bands" tour kicking off November 19 in Atlantic City. The "Viva La Bands" tour — featuring artists handpicked by MTV skateboarding personality Bam Margera of "Jackass" and "Viva La Bam" fame — will arrive on the heels of FIREBALL MINISTRY's fall outings: ...

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Rantology - MINISTRY

If your idea of prime MINISTRY is the maudlin goth rock of "Halloween", or worse yet, the twee new wave of "With Sympathy", chances are you gave up on Al Jourgensen long before this release. If you got your fill of his mechanized metal drone years ago, nothing on "Rantology" is going to make you ...

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OPETH Reschedule San Francisco, Los Angeles Dates

Swedish rock innovators OPETH were set to hit the US shores on October 9th in Tempe when the band's plans were derailed by unforeseen circumstances; unfortunately, along with Tempe's gig went Los Angeles at House Of Blues (Oct. 10 and Fillmore theater in San Francisco on Oct. 11). FEAR NOT! OPETH are rerouting their tour ...

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OPETH Schedule Vancouver In-Store

Sweden's OPETH will be holding an in-store signing at SCRAPE Records in Vancouver, Canada on Friday, October 14. Come down and meet the band, get pictures taken, and get your OPETH (and related) albums signed! There will be some freebies and giveaways too. The in-store is scheduled for late afternoon, See the store's

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SECRET SPHERE Announce New Drummer

Italian melodic metallers SECRET SPHERE have announced the addition of drummer Federico Pennazzato to the group's ranks. "Federico is a young and brilliant drummer coming from our city, so after more than three months of collaboration and some gigs we are happy to confirm that he is the right man to sit behind the kit!" ...

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RIGOR MORTIS To Unveil 'The Bloody Rhino' Guitar

Bassist Casey Orr (GWAR, X-COPS, THE HELLIONS, THE BURDEN BROTHERS) of the reunited Texas thrashers RIGOR MORTIS has sent the following update to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "Before the RIGOR MORTIS show on Nov. 4th at The North 6 club in New York City, guitarist Mike Scaccia and First Act Guitars will unveil the 'The Bloody Rhino'. The ...

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MINISTRY: More MASTERBATOUR 2006 Dates Announced

MINISTRY will be teaming up with REVOLTING COCKS and SPYDER BABY for the MasterBaTour 2006 beginning in early May of next year. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: May 05 – Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theatre May 06 - San Antonio, TX @ Sunset Station Lonestar May 07 - Fort Worth, TX @ ...

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FIREBALL MINISTRY Announce Two Fall Missions

Having just completed a five-week nationwide tour alongside CKY, the Los Angeles-based hard rock quartet FIREBALL MINISTRY — whose new album, "Their Rock Is Not Our Rock", will be released on Oct. 18 — will return to the road next month for back-to-back fall tours. Beginning on Oct. 9, the group will support OPETH — ...

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SECRET SPHERE To Support ROYAL HUNT On European Tour

Italian melodic metallers SECRET SPHERE will be supporting ROYAL HUNT on a European tour in October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 07 - Caserta.Naples, ITA @ Oddly Shed Oct. 08 - Florence, ITA @ Ministry Oct. 09 - Pavia/Milan, ITA @ Thunder Road Oct. 10 - Munich, GER @ Garage Oct. 11 - Verviers, ...

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FIREBALL MINISTRY, INTO ETERNITY Added To OPETH's North American Tour

FIREBALL MINISTRY and INTO ETERNITY have been added to the North American leg of OPETH's "Ghost Reveries World Tour". The outing begins on October 9 in Phoenix, Arizona and will run through mid-November 2005. Supporting the band directly on this run will be PELICAN (through October 22) then NEVERMORE (beginning October 24). FIREBALL MINISTRY will ...

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THE ILLUMINATI Sign With LIQUOR AND POKER MUSIC

Toronto-based, turbo-charged boogie rock trio THE ILLUMINATI have inked a deal with Liquor and Poker Music. The group – guitarist Les Godfrey, bassist Nick Sewell and drummer Jim Gering – have actually had clandestine talks with the company for more than a year now. Five months ago, the band even performed at the label's inaugural ...

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HANZEL UND GRETYL To Embark On Headlining Tour In November/December

New York industrial band HANZEL UND GRETYL, whose current touring lineup includes MINISTRY drummer Mark Baker and former DRAIN STH bassist Anna Kjellberg, are rehearsing for their headlining appearance at the Gothicfest 2005, which will be held on Saturday, September 17 at the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park, Ill. The festival will cater to ...

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FIREBALL MINISTRY To Perform With JUDAS PRIEST

L.A. hard rockers FIREBALL MINISTRY — who just completed the five-week "Rock Adio" tour alongside CKY — will support JUDAS PRIEST on September 23 at the Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant, MI. Also, the band recently filmed a video for the new track "Sundown" with director Brandon Trost (JOSH TODD, OLD 97s); expect it ...

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MINISTRY: MASTERBATOUR 2006 Dates Announced

MINISTRY will be teaming up with REVOLTING COCKS and SPYDER BABY for the MasterBaTour 2006 beginning in early May of next year. The dates so far are as follows: May 06 - San Antonio, TX @ Sunset Station May 07 - Fort Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theatre May 08 - New Orleans, LA @ House ...

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