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Metal Vocalist Publishes Poetry Book

Indiana native Mike Adams, who was allegedly one of the first vocalists to be considered as Dave Williams' replacement in DROWNING POOL, has just released a poetry book. Entitled "When The Vomit Makes You Famous: Poetry For Legends, Lovers, And Other Pseudo Fashions Of An Uncivil Society" (cover), the book is 5"x 8" ...

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War Is Heavy Metal: Upcoming Documentary Focuses On Music As Inspiration For Battle

"VH1 News Presents: Soundtrack to War", premiering Wednesday, August 18 at 9:00 p.m. introduces, through personal testimonies, the young and talented men and women experiencing the hell of war, and using music as inspiration while bullets fly. Australian filmmaker George Gittoes bypassed U.S. military chaperones to gain unprecedented access to the soldiers on the frontlines ...

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DROWNING POOL To Perform On ESPN2's 'Cold Pizza'

DROWNING POOL will be the featured musical guests on ESPN2's "Cold Pizza" airing on Tuesday (August 10) at 7am-9am ET (encores 9am-11 am ET). The band are expected to perform two songs ("Step Up" and "Love and War") from their latest album, "Desensitized", available now through Wind-Up Records. DROWNING POOL are currently on the road ...

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DROWNING POOL To Open For KISS In Memphis And New Orleans

DROWNING POOL will be opening for KISS on their "Rock the Nation" world tour on Friday, August 6 at The Pyramid Arena in Memphis, TN and Saturday, August 7 at New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, LA. DROWNING POOL singer Jason "Gong" Jones recently told The Hartford Courant that he is slowly finding a place ...

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DROWNING POOL Turned Away At Canadian Border — Again

DROWNING POOL have once again been turned away at the Canadian border, forcing the group to cancel their scheduled July 30 date at Toronto's Opera House. In an online posting, DROWNING POOL bassist Stevie Benton wrote, "As you all know, we were once again denied entrance into Canada. We feel like the trouble makers who ...

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Weight Of The World - METAL CHURCH

That characteristic chug from the Bay Area is perhaps as much of a reference point in these times as it was back in the heyday of scrotum-squeezing pants and decent METALLICA albums. Wisely, it could be argued, bands like TESTAMENT have brutalized their sound further to keep up with the seething new breed (THE HAUNTED ...

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VOLBEAT Change Working Title Of Debut Album

Danish metallers VOLBEAT have changed the projected title of their debut album to "The Strengh, the Sound, the Songs" from the originally announced "Rebel Monster". The CD was recorded at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, INVOCATOR) and contains re-recorded tracks from the group's two demos, as well as five new ...

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DROWNING POOL Schedule 'Rockline' Appearance

DROWNING POOL will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Monday, July 19. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out

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LAST CRACK To Headline JJO BAND CAMP's Second Stage

LAST CRACK have been confirmed to headline the second stage at the JJO Band Camp on July 24 in Madison, WI. The first annual JJO Band Camp, presented by Budweiser True Music and 94.1 WJJO, will take place at Willow Park, just behind the Alliant Energy Center. The show starts at noon, and LAST CRACK ...

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SKEW SISKIN Singer Offers Reward For Stolen Jacket

SKEW SISKIN singer Nina C. Alice had her customized denim jacket (worth about 400 euros) stolen from the Planet Music stage in Vienna, Austria. "It's blotchy brown in colour; has black fake fur on the collar; a badge with '"666' on it; patches on the sleeves with 'I am a fucking genius', a black '8' ...

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MARILYN MANSON Snatches New Home

Marilyn Manson has snatched up a five-bedroom home in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley for around $1.3 million, according to ABC ePrep. The Los Angeles Times reports the new, 4,600 square-foot home boasts "both city and mountain views." Meanwhile, Manson has put his old pad on the market for nearly $1.8 million. That property in ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Set Their Sights On North America

MONSTER MAGNET are gearing up for a fall tour of North America in support of their new album "Monolithic Baby!" Early confirmations are as follows: Aug. 29 – WNOR's Lunatic Luau VIII at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - Virginia Beach, VA (w/ SLIPKNOT, SALIVA, DROWNING POOL and more) Sep. 26 – WAAF's Locobazooka at Fitchburg Municipal ...

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THE ACCIDENT EXPERIMENT Break The Law, Announce New Album

THE ACCIDENT EXPERIMENT, the California-based band featuring former P.O.D. guitarist Marcos Curiel, were recently greeted with a cease-and-desist letter from attorneys of the American Red Cross. According to the letter, THE ACCIDENT EXPERIMENT's logo was in direct conflict with the interests of the American Red Cross. Any party with a logo similar to ...

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Portrait Of The Abyss Within - ELDRITCH

Although you might not hear their name spoken in the same reverential tones as, say, RHAPSODY or LABYRINTH, fellow Italian power metal diehards ELDRITCH have been there (since '91), seen it, done it and slain just as many dragons along the way. Probably. Although not nearly as prolific as Luca Turilli and the boys — ...

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DROWNING POOL, FLAW, DROPBOX Announce U.S. Tour Dates

DROWNING POOL, FLAW and DROPBOX have lined up the following dates during June/July: Jun. 19 - Liberty Memorial Park - Kansas City, KS Jun. 28 - Summerfest - Milwaukee, WI Jun. 30 - Remington Nite Club - Springfield, MO Jul. 02 - Bricktown Brewery - Oklahoma City, OK Jul. 03 -Javelina Harley Davidson - Boerne, ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Selling Home For $10 Million: Photos Available

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich's five-bedroom, six-bath home at 11 Place Moulin, Tiburon in the Marin County, California is on the market for $9.99 million via Nancy Allen of Pacific Union GMAC Real Estate, Mill Valley, according to the Marin Independent Journal. The 13,000-square-foot, three-level home has a pool overlooking the Richardson Bay with 360-degree views, ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Are Having 'Too Much Fun For One Band'

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bassist Nikki Sixx (ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE) has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Last few days have been a blur. Too much fun for one band. Hung with all the guys from DROWNING POOL, HATEBREED, DAMAGEPLAN, KORN, SOIL, LIFE OF AGONY, ILL NINO, SLAYER, SILVERTIDE, SLIPKNOT, H.I.M.…etc… Wow, we ...

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VOLBEAT Set Working Title For Full-Length Debut

Danish metallers VOLBEAT have set "Rebel Monster" as the working title of their debut album, tentatively due in October through New Aeon Media, a subsidiary of Holland's Karmageddon Media. The band will enter Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark on June 17 with producer Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, INVOCATOR) to begin recording the CD, which is expected ...

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DOPE: New Album Recorded?

EdselDope.com is reporting that DOPE are rumored to have finished recording their fourth record. "It was recorded on the road over the last couple of months and is ready to be mixed and mastered," reads a post on the site. "The guys are headed out to L.A. this week to get that done ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION: The Show Must Go On

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message to the "Diary" section of the group's official web site: "I sit here on the bus heading towards Denver… Been on the whiteline for 11 hours… We had to stop (in North Platt, Nebraska) at a truck stop for 3 pm breakfast. Everybody rolled ...

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DROWNING POOL Turned Away At Canadian Border

In what appears to be an alarming trend, DROWNING POOL are the latest act to have been turned away at the Canadian border, forcing the group to cancel shows. The Texas band were due to kick off a short run of dates with DAMAGEPLAN north of the border beginning on Tuesday (May 11), but were ...

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