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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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BARN BURNER Signs With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of BARN BURNER. From the metal loving city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada's comes one of the most killer riff machines this side of the three-headed love child of IRON MAIDEN, THIN LIZZY and FU MANCHU. BARN BURNER has been cruising around Canada over the past few years spreading ...

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VALIENT THORR: 'Tomorrow Police' Video Released

"Tomorrow Police", the new video from Chapel Hill, North Carolina rockers VALIENT THORR, can be viewed below. The clip was directed by Mike Aho, and incorporates live action and the animated artwork of Tyler Wolf, a.k.a. VALIENT THORR bassist Nitewolf. The "Tomorrow Police" video is described in a press relase as "a disturbing vision of ...

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THE 69 EYES To Film 'Dead N' Gone' Video This Weekend

Finnish goth metallers THE 69 EYES will film a video for the song "Dead N' Gone" this weekend in San Francisco, California. The clip will once again be directed by MTV superstar and close friend Bam Margera. According to singer Jyrki69, "it'll be VERY dark." THE 69 EYES will kick off a North American headlining ...

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