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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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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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