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FIREBALL MINISTRY Sign With LIQUOR AND POKER MUSIC

Acclaimed Los Angeles quartet FIREBALL MINISTRY, recently dubbed the "#1 metal band you need to know now" by Guitar World, have officially joined the roster of Liquor and Poker Music. The L.A.-based rock label will release the group's new album, "Their Rock Is Not Our Rock", on October 18. A rough mix of the new ...

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GHOST MACHINE Featuring MOTOGRATER Members To Release Debut CD

GHOST MACHINE, the new band featuring MOTOGRATER members Ivan (Ghost) (vocals) and Chris "Crispy" Binns (drums), will release their self-titled debut CD on July 26 via their own label imprint, Black Blood Records. The CD was engineered and co-produced by Pete Murray (LO-PRO). Regarding the band's musical direction, Ivan said in a press release, "This ...

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CKY: Former ALL THAT REMAINS Bassist Joins The Fold

Former ALL THAT REMAINS basist Matt Deis has been named the official touring bassist for CKY. Deis made his live debut with the group on Monday, July 18 at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California. CKY reportedly performed a surprise/rehearsal show at the venue under the band name HAPPY BIRTHDAY PHIL (drummer ...

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CKY, FIREBALL MINISTRY, THE KNIVES: Tour Dates Announced

CKY have announced details regarding their first major North American tour in 2 years. Sponsored by Adio Footwear, the Rock Adio Tour will kick off August 8 at Soma in San Digeo, and will also include FIREBALL MINISTRY and THE KNIVES. In addition, CKY will also headline the 8th annual Skate Fest, which takes place ...

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MELVINS Part Ways With Bassist

MELVINS have parted ways with bassist Kevin Rutmanis. No reason was given for Kevin's departure. The band are currently in the middle of a European festival tour with David Scott Stone (UNWOUND, SLUG, THE GET HUSTLE) filling in on bass. In other news, TheMelvins.net is reporting that Alternative Tentacles will be releasing both the "Mangled ...

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HATER: Former SOUNDGARDEN Bassist Announces West Coast Tour Dates

HATER, the band featuring Ben Shepherd (SOUNDGARDEN, MARCH OF CRIMES), Andrew Church (BROADCAST OBLIVION, THE DROO CHURCH), Bubba Dupree (THE VOID, MOBY) and Andy Duvall (ZEN GUERRILLA), will be hitting the road this August. The group will be pulling out material from both HATER records as well as some brand new material. Confirmed dates so ...

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Start A War - STATIC-X

STATIC-X has as many detractors as they do fans, and one of the reasons may be that the band came around at the same time as most of the nu-metal groups — and even though STATIC is not nu-metal, they're somehow guilty by association in the minds of some. Another reason could be that the ...

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MINISTRY: 'Murderball' Movie Trailer Posted Online

The trailer to the documentary film "Murderball", featuring MINISTRY's song "Waiting", has been posted online at this location. This moving film, which took the Sundance Audience Award for favorite documentary and a jury prize for its editing, chronicles the lives of quadriplegics playing indoor rugby in wheelchairs rigged like Mad Max vehicles. More ...

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MINISTRY: Anthology To Include Remixes, Brand-New Song

MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen is currently working on remixes for an upcoming MINISTRY anthology, tentatively dubbed "Rantology", due before the end of the year. In addition, the collection will feature a brand-new MINISTRY track called "The Great Satan", Jourgensen revealed during an online chat on Monday (May 30). Songs scheduled to be remixed for the ...

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MINISTRY And REVOLTING COCKS To Team Up For U.S. Tour

MINISTRY and its offshoot project the REVOLTING COCKS will be teaming up for a summer 2006 U.S. tour. More information will be made available during the coming months. REVOLTING COCKS' current lineup includes MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen alongside Phil "Phildo" Owen (SKATENIGS), John Monte (M.O.D., MIND FUNK, DRAGPIPE), Mike Scaccia (RIGOR MORTIS, MINISTRY) and Mark ...

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MINISTRY: No Touring Until 2006

According to a recent online posting by Angie Jourgensen, the wife of MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen, Al has remixed a track called "Enchanted Fist Thought" for THE MELVINS/JELLO BIAFRA project. "Then he was working on some interesting theme songs for two TV shows. Al calls it 'cop rock.' "Next up, Al is producing a young ...

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LABYRINTH: Italian Edition Of 'Freeman' To Include Bonus DVD

Italian power metallers LABYRINTH will release their new album, "Freeman", in their home country on March 25 (the rest of Europe will receive the album on March 4 via Arise Records). The Italian release will contain the exclusive bonus DVD with a Tokyo show (Banzai Tour 2004), "best of" London Cadmen Underworld (Nov. 13, 2004), ...

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LABYRINTH: Italian Tour Dates Announced

Italian power metallers LABYRINTH have announced the following dates in support of their upcoming album, "Freeman": Mar. 25 - Genova, ITA - Logo Loco Apr. 01 - Pavia, ITA - Thunder Road Apr. 02 - Firenze, ITA - Ministry Apr. 09 - Reggio Emilia, ITA - Tempo Rock Apr. 14 - Casagiove (CE), ITA - ...

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Former SOUNDGARDEN Bandmates To Release Second HATER Album

HATER, the project featuring former SOUNDGARDEN bassist Ben Shepherd and ex-SOUNDGARDEN drummer Matt Cameron, will release their second album, entitled "The 2nd", on April 26 via Burn Burn Burn Records, according to Billboard.com. The material, which was recorded between the SOUNDGARDEN albums "Superunknown" (1994) and "Down on the Upside" (1996), was recently mixed by Shepherd. ...

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MINISTRY Songs Featured In Award-Winning Documentary

MINISTRY's songs "No W" and "Waiting" are featured in the documentary film "Murderball", which took the Sundance Audience Award for favorite documentary, and a jury prize for its editing. This moving film chronicles the lives of quadriplegics playing indoor rugby in wheelchairs rigged like Mad Max vehicles. More information is available at St. ...

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PRONG Working On 10 New Songs

PRONG guitarist/vocalist Tommy Victor and drummer Dan Laudo have been working on 10 new songs and hope to get into the recording studio soon and lay them down. In other news, PRONG are among the artists that have been confirmed to appear a benefit concert on Thursday, January 20 at the Hard Rock Café in ...

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FINNISH METAL EXPO: More Details Announced

Finnish Metal Expo, the new metal music event taking place at the Cablefactory in Helsinki, Finland during January 28-29 is starting to take its final shape. The band contest collaboration between FME and Tuska Open Air Metal Festival was more popular than anticipated. The jury went through a total of 148 demos of various quality ...

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NASUM Vocalist MIESZKO TALARCZYK Missing In Thailand

NASUM singer/guitarist Mieszko Talarczyk is among the 800 Swedes still missing in Thailand following the massive undersea earthquake measuring 8.7 on the Richter scale and resulting tsunamis along South Asia's coasts. The latest estimates are that over 23,000 have perished in the region. The remaining members of NASUM have posted the following message on their ...

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