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VALIENT THORR To Release 'Stranger' In September

Chapel Hill, North Carolina rockers VALIENT THORR will release their fifth album, "Stranger", on September 14 via long-time co-conspirators, Volcom Entertainment. The CD was produced, recorded and mixed by Jack Endino (NIRVANA, MUDHONEY, DWARVES, HIGH ON FIRE, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, and VALIENT THORR's prior album, "Immortalizer") at the Soundhouse Recording studios in Seattle, Washington. The first ...

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AIRBOURNE Guitar-Lesson Videos Available

Music lesson web site PlayThisRiff.com is now featuring guitar lesson videos with Dave Roads and Joel O'Keeffe of Australian hard rockers AIRBOURNE. At PlayThisRiff.com you will find the following lesson videos by AIRBOURNE: * "Six Licks With Airbourne" * "Tips For Bending Strings" * "How To Add Dynamics" * "Improve Your Rhythm" * ...

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THE 69 EYES Frontman Interviewed At Sweden's METALTOWN Festival

CrankItUp.se conducted an interview with singer Jyrki 69 of Finnish goth metallers THE 69 EYES at this year's Metaltown festival, which is being held June 18-19, 2010 at Frihamnem in Gothenburg, Sweden. Watch the chat below. THE 69 EYES took part in a North American headlining tour in October/November 2009. Support on the five-week trek ...

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HAMMERFALL Guitar-Lesson Videos Available

Music lesson web site PlayThisRiff.com is now featuring lesson videos from Pontus Norgren of HAMMERFALL. At PlayThisRiff.com you will find the following lesson videos by HAMMERFALL: * "Diminished To A Minor 1" * "Diminished To A Minor 2" * "A Lesson In Bending" * "Diminished To E Minor" * "E Minor Sequencing" * "Hammer-Ons Vs. ...

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THE 69 EYES Invites Fans To Make Band's New Video

Vocalist Jyrki 69 (born Jyrki Pekka Emil Linnankivi) of Finnish gothic metallers THE 69 EYES has issued the following update: "Our new single from [the latest THE 69 EYES album] 'Back In Blood' in Europe will be 'Kiss Me Undead' that Nuclear Blast will deliver for radio stations and all the other media in this ...

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VALIENT THORR: New Song Posted Online

Fresh from the Soundhouse Recording studios in Seattle; Chapel Hill, North Carolina rockers VALIENT THORR have posted the first track, "Doublecrossed", from the recording sessions for the band's as-yet-untitled new album, tentatively due out this fall. Having once again teamed up with Jack Endino, the legendary producer of seminal albums by NIRVANA, SOUNDGARDEN and MUDHONEY, ...

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CLUTCH: 'Live At The 9:30' Details Revealed

Maryland rockers CLUTCH will release a new two-DVD set, "Live At The 9:30", on May 11 through their own Weathermaker Music label. The first disc features a high-definition, seven-camera shoot of the band's December 28, 2009 concert at the 9:30 club in Washington, D.C. — including a performance of the group's entire 1995 self-titled CD ...

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DEVILDRIVER Guitar-Lesson Videos Available

Music lesson web site PlayThisRiff.com is now featuring lesson videos from Mike Spreitzer and Jeff Kendrick of DEVILDRIVER. At PlayThisRiff.com you will find the following lesson videos by DEVILDRIVER: * I've Been Sober * Jeff's Gear * Jeff's Major And Minor Sweeps * Jeff's Minor Pattern Warm-Ups * Jeff's Pedal Tone Exercise * ...

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FU MANCHU Drummer Joins SOCIAL DISTORTION

FU MANCHU drummer Scott Reeder has joined SOCIAL DISTORTION, the legendary punk rock band from Orange County, California. Reeder will sit behind the kit for SOCIAL DISTORTION's upcoming tour of South America. Drummer Atom Willard left SOCIAL DISTORTION earlier this week in order to continue his work with ANGELS AND AIRWAVES. For three decades, SOCIAL ...

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THE 69 EYES: Quality Paris Footage Available

Quality footage of THE 69 EYES' March 5, 2010 performance at Le Nouveau Casino in Paris, France can be viewed below. THE 69 EYES filmed a video for the song "Dead N' Gone" in October 2009 in San Francisco, California. The clip was once again directed by MTV superstar and close friend Bam Margera. THE ...

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Blood - SNAIL

SNAIL apparently took a 16-year break after their first album and EP, before resurfacing, adding a guitarist, and finally putting their own "Chinese Democracy" down on tape. Hey fellas, you're just in time for the death of the music industry. Pull up a chair! The stock in trade here is stoner rock, if the Meteor ...

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Bangers - BARN BURNER

The glaring fact that I've probably not heard even a fraction of the "stoner" rock/metal albums released thus far this year will not deter me from recommending for the average Joe/Jane metal fan (who that might be is a discussion for another time) two releases that should quench thirst: PRIESTESS' "Prior to the Fire" and ...

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AMORPHIS, THE 69 EYES Honored At Finland's EMMA GAALA

Finnish metallers AMORPHIS were honored in the "Metal Album Of The Year" category (for 2009's "Skyforger") at this year's Emma Gaala (Finnish Grammy equivalent), which was held February 4 at Peacock-Teatteri in Linnanmäki. Other artists that were nominated in the "Metal Album" category were ENSIFERUM, SONATA ARCTICA and KOTITEOLLISUUS. Elsewhere, THE 69 EYES won the ...

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VIRULENCE Anthology Out Now

Southern California hardcore punk band VIRULENCE was originally formed in 1985 by Scott Hill, Ken Pucci, Mark Abshire and Ruben Romano. They were influenced by the heaviness of the MELVINS and the intense aggression of BLACK FLAG and BL'AST! In 1989 Abshire left the band and was replaced by Greg McCaughey. They released their debut ...

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MEGADETH Takes Top Honors In 'Metal On Metal' Listener Poll

MEGADETH's "Endgame" album took the No. 1 spot in WJCU's "Metal On Metal" annual listener Top 25 countdown show. SLAYER's "World Painted Blood" and HEAVEN & HELL's "The Devil You Know" were close runner-ups for the second and third positions, respectively. This was the 26th year of the poll, which has become an annual tradition ...

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THE 69 EYES Performs On Swedish TV; Video Available

Finnish goth metallers THE 69 EYES were the featured musical guests on this morning's (Wednesday, January 13) edition of the "Nyhetsmorgon" program on Sweden's TV4. The band performed two songs, "Dead And Gone" and "Never Say Die", and took part in an interview. Watch video of the group's appearance below. THE 69 EYES filmed a ...

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DECEASED And SUPERCHRIST To Team Up For 'Slaves To The Grave' Tour

Underground death metal legends DECEASED and Chicago beer-metal derelicts SUPERCHRIST will join forces on the "Slaves To The Grave" tour in April 2010. SUPERCHRIST frontman Chris Black commented, "We did two shows with DECEASED last year, and the combination was intense. It will be our pleasure to bring this package to some of our favorite ...

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MUNICIPAL WASTE Guitar-Lesson Videos Available

Music lesson web site PlayThisRiff.com is now featuring lesson videos from Ryan Waste and Philip "Landphil" Hall of the Richmond, Virginia crossover act MUNICIPAL WASTE. At PlayThisRiff.com you will find the following lesson videos by MUNICIPAL WASTE: * Acid Sentence (Bass Lesson) * Death Ripper (Guitar Lesson) * Landphil's Picking Style (Bass Lesson) ...

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THE 69 EYES: 'Dead N' Gone' Video Released

"Dead N' Gone", the new video from Finnish goth 'n' rollers THE 69 EYES, can be viewed below. The clip was filmed in October in San Francisco, California and was once again directed by MTV superstar and close friend Bam Margera. "Dead N' Gone" is the second single off THE 69 EYES's new album, "Back ...

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SKELETONWITCH Announced Headlining Tour

Blackened-thrash masters SKELETONWITCH have announced a U.S. headline tour this February. The band, who is just wrapping up a co-headline tour of Europe with GOATWHORE and TOXIC HOLOCAUST, will be bringing IRON AGE from Austin, Texas and Rhode Island's HOWL on the entire run. DOOMRIDERS and BLACK TUSK will lend support on select dates. The ...

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GWAR Guitar-Lesson Videos Available

Music lesson web site PlayThisRiff.com is now featuring lesson videos with guitarists Flattus Maximus and Balsac The Jaws Of Death of GWAR. At PlayThisRiff.com you will find the following lesson videos by GWAR: * "Lust In Space" (Flattus' Parts)" * "Lust In Space" (Balsac's Parts)" * "Maggots" * "Salamanizer" * "Let Us ...

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OBITUARY: Guitar-Lesson Videos Available

Music lesson web site PlayThisRiff.com is now featuring lesson videos with guitarists Ralph Santolla and Trevor Peres of OBITUARY. At PlayThisRiff.com you will find the following lesson videos by OBITUARY: * "Evil Ways" * "Evil Ways" Solo (Part 1) * "Evil Ways" Solo (Part 2) * "Blood To Give" * Ralph's Arpeggio Exercise ...

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