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Label: No Plans To Re-Release SLIPKNOT's Debut Album

Contrary to a recent report published on a SLIPKNOT fan site, Roadrunner Records have NO plans to reissue the band's self-titled debut album from 1999 in an expanded double-disc edition, a Roadrunner representative has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Although there were discussions at one point about possibily re-releasing the disc with bonus tracks, those plans have since ...

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BATTLELORE Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Finnish "fantasy metal" band BATTLELORE have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 3-5 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABORTED AMON AMARTH ATHEIST BATTLELORE BLOODTHORN BORN FROM PAIN CANNIBAL CORPSE CELTIC FROST CHILDREN OF BODOM DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EKTOMORF ...

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SLIPKNOT's JORDISON Comments On MINISTRY Session-Drummer Gig

Launch Radio Networks reports: SLIPKNOT's Joey Jordison has been confirmed as the drummer for the touring lineup of MINISTRY, which will kick off a 60-date North American trek on May 6. It has been rumored for months that Jordison would take advantage of his time off this year to play with the industrial pioneers. Jordison ...

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Interview With Former KYUSS Drummer BRANT BJORK Posted Online

TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 35 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. The episode features interviews host Mark Strigl conducted with former KYUSS drummer Brant Bjork and FIREBALL MINISTRY guitarist Emily Burton. Hosts John Ostronomy and Strigl also discuss such topics as SYSTEM OF A DOWN, Ace Frehley, Ronnie James Dio and Ian Gillan. Pictures as well ...

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FIREBALL MINISTRY: Audio Interview Posted Online

TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 33 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. This episode is part one of two episodes featuring FIREBALL MINISTRY. It features interviews host Mark Strigl conducted with guitarist/vocalist James A. Rota and bassist Johny Chow. Interview topics include JUDAS PRIEST, CKY, Ozzfest, and CLUTCH. Hosts John Ostronomy and Mark Strigl also discuss topics ...

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NEBULA To Release 'Apollo' In February

Two and a half years after Liquor and Poker Music launched with "Atomic Ritual", the acclaimed third release from L.A. power trio NEBULA, the upstart rock indie comes full circle with the group's new album "Apollo". Due Feb. 21, the record is described in a press release as "a cosmic cocktail of heavy riffs, electric ...

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FEAR FACTORY To Headline 'A Place Called Home' Benefit

Los Angeles-based metal icons FEAR FACTORY will be giving back to their backyard as they headline the House of Blues- and Centerline-presented benefit for the Los Angeles community-based organization "A Place Called Home" at House of Blues in West Hollywood, California on Tues., Jan. 31. Tickets for the event went on sale Saturday, January 7. ...

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SHADOWS FALL Announce Headlining Shows; Prepare To Attend NAMM

SHADOWS FALL have lined up a string of headlining shows in March with AGNOSTIC FRONT, STILL REMAINS and BYZANTINE in the support slots. Look for the band to possibly debut some of their highly-anticipated new material at these shows. Also, be sure to check out their latest DVD, entitled "The Art of Touring", featuring over ...

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SLIPKNOT: '9.0 Live' Certified Gold

SLIPKNOT's first full-length concert album, "9.0 Live", has been certified gold by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for shipments in excess of 500,000 copies. The CD, which was recorded at shows in Singapore, Japan, and Las Vegas, has sold 163,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. As previously reported, SLIPKNOT ...

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AL JOURGENSEN: New MINISTRY Album Is 'Fastest, Hardest, Most Maniacal Record I've Ever Done'

REVOLTING COCKS, the side project of MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen, have pushed back the release date of their new album, "Cocked and Loaded", to March 7, 2006 from the previously announced February 14. Produced by Al Jourgensen, the CD features the contributions of guest artists Jello Biafra (DEAD KENNEDYS), Gibby Haynes (BUTTHOLE SURFERS), Rick Nielsen ...

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ENFORSAKEN Master New Album: Photos Available

Arlington Heights, Illinois-based death metallers ENFORSAKEN mastered their new album, "Sinner's Intuition", on Friday (Dec. 16) at The Bolier Room Studios in Chicago, IL. The session was engineered by Collin Jordan, who has previously worked with MINISTRY and GRAVITY KILLS. Check out pictures from the mastering session at this location. The follow-up to ...

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FIREBALL MINISTRY: 'Sundown' Video Posted Online

Acclaimed L.A. hard rock quartet FIREBALL MINISTRY have uploaded their video for the track "Sundown" — the first single off new album "Their Rock Is Not Our Rock" — at this location (Quicktime required). The clip, which premiered on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" this past weekend, can also be viewed at AOLmusic.com, RollingStone.com, Yahoo! ...

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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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