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MY RUIN Announce New Rhythm Section, Plan New CD Release

MY RUIN, the Los Angeles-based band fronted by ex-TURA SATANA singer Tairrie B., will release their new album, "The Brutal Language", on September 27 via their own label imprint, Rovena Recordings. "We've been discussing the idea of our own label for a while now and we were made an offer we couldn't refuse," Tarrie said ...

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Former STATIC-X Guitarist Arraigned In California

According to RollingStone.com, former STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen — born Tod Rex Salvador — was arraigned last Friday (June 24) and will spend his fortieth birthday today at the Intake Release Center for Men in Santa Ana, California, where he is being held without bail. He was arrested in Orange County on February 10 on ...

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EYES OF FIRE: New Album Title Announced

Orange County-based quintet EYES OF FIRE have reportedly set "Prisons" as the title of their upcoming sophomore album, tentatively due October 4 via Century Media Records. The follow-up to last year's "Ashes to Embers" was produced by the band and mixed by Matt Bayles (MASTODON, ISIS, NORMA JEAN). The drums and bass were tracked at ...

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WIDOW: Live Dates Announced

Raleigh, North Carolina-based melodic metallers WIDOW have lined up the following dates in support of their new album, "On Fire": Jun. 30 – Toronto, ONT @ El Mocambo (w/ GOAT HORN) Jul. 19 - Richmond, VA @ Nanci Raygun (w/ SLOUGH FEG, TWISTED TOWER DIRE) "On Fire" is scheduled for release on June 28 via ...

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CERBERUS Announce West Coast Dates

Los Angeles thrashers CERBERUS have announced the dates for their West Coast tour in support of their new album, "The Cage of Existence". The group's itinerary is shaping up as follows: Jun. 24 - West Hills, CA @ CD Release Party Jun. 26 - Canoga Park, CA @ Cobalt Cafe Jul. 01 - Monterey, CA ...

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WINTERTHRALL Hard At Work On Debut Album

WINTERTHRALL, the Orange County, California-based doom/death metal project featuring drummer Rob Alaniz (NOCTUARY, ex-RISE, ex-EVILDEAD), guitarist/vocalist Steve Nelson (NOCTUARY), bassist Ruben Lugo and guitarist Elizabeth Schall, have posted the following message on their official web site: "We have been ensconced at Shiva Industries Studio in Santa Ana, CA hard at work on the debut full-length ...

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PHARAOH Preparing For 'The Longest Night'

PHARAOH, the Pennsylvania-based four-piece featuring veteran vocal powerhouse Tim Aymar, best known for his work with Chuck Schuldiner's CONTROL DENIED, are nearing the completion of their second full-length album at MCR Studio. Entitled "The Longest Night", the follow-up to 2003's "After the Fire" is said to take the band's traditional metal sound in a more ...

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MY RUIN And BLEED THE SKY To Team Up For U.S. Tour

MY RUIN and BLEED THE SKY will be teaming up for the Jagermeister-sponsored "Double Shot of Rock Tour" beginning in July. The tour will begin with a string of West Coast dates, followed by a three-week U.S. tour, followed shortly by a two-month U.S. tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jul. 08 - ...

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DEVILDRIVER Complete Work On 'Hold Back The Day' Video

DEVILDRIVER, the Santa Barbara, California-based band featuring former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, have completed work on the video for the track "Hold Back the Day". The clip is expected to be made available online next week. "Hold Back the Day" comes off the group's upcoming sophomore album, "The Fury of Our Maker's Hand" album, ...

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Drummer STANTON MOORE To Perform With C.O.C. On Select Dates

Renowned jazz-funk drummer Stanton Moore (GALACTIC), who performed on the latest CORROSION OF CONFORMITY release, "In the Arms of God", will be joining the band on select dates on their current headlining tour, which kicked off Thursday night (June 2) in Indianapolis, IN. Moore will be playing the following shows with C.O.C.: Jun. 03 – ...

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AXIS OF JUSTICE Redesigns, Relaunches Web Site

Axis of Justice, the non-profit, grassroots, pro-social justice organization formed by Tom Morello (AUDIOSLAVE) and Serj Tankian (SYSTEM OF A DOWN), has redesigned and launched its new web site, AxisOfJustice.org. The relaunched site offers practical information to further AOJ's mission — bringing together musicians, fans of music, and grass-roots political organizations to fight ...

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FU MANCHU To Support CORROSION OF CONFORMITY In July

FU MANCHU will be supporting CORROSION OF CONORMITY on a two-week tour beginning on July 7 in Santa Ana, California. Also appearing on the bill will be ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY and DANKO JONES. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jul. 07 - Santa Ana CA @ Galaxy Concert Theater Jul. 08 - West Hollywood CA ...

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STRATOVARIUS To Team Up With HAMMERFALL For European Tour

STRATOVARIUS will be teaming up with HAMMERFALL for a European co-headlining tour beginning in late October. STRATOVARIUS's itinerary is now shaping up as follows: Sep. 17 – Atlanta, GA @ ProgPower Sep. 19 - Springfield @ Jaxx Sep. 20 - Philadelphia @ Trocadero Sep. 21 - New York @ B.B. King´S Sep. 23 - Montreal ...

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OVERKILL: More U.S. Tour Dates Announced

OVERKILL have announced a number of U.S. dates in September. The group's itinerary is shaping up as follows: Jun. 09 - Sweden Rock - Solvesborg, SWE Jul. 02 - Rock Republic 2005 - Istanbul, TUR Jul. 03 - Bospop 2005 - Weert, NETH Jul. 08 - Rock Harz - Osterode, GER Jul. 22 - Earthshaker ...

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SLOUGH FEG To Tour U.S. In July

SLOUGH FEG, the San Francisco-based group formerly known as THE LORD WEIRD SLOUGH FEG, will embark on a U.S. tour in early July in support of their latest album, "Atavism". The dates so far are as follows: Jul. 06 - Burt's Tiki Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT Jul. 07 - Larimer Lounge – Denver, ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Frontman Has A Big Hit In The Bottle

MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil has just commissioned not a song, but a big rich Cabernet Sauvignon from Adler Fels Winery for national distribution, according to John Ott, president of the Santa Rosa-based winery. The Cabernet will be named "Vince." Harry Parducci, Adler Fels winemaker, artfully blended seven fine Napa Valley Cabernets for "Vince." Initially ...

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EYES OF FIRE: New Music Available For Download

Orange County-based quintet EYES OF FIRE have posted two songs from their upcoming sophomore album at their official web site. "They are unmastered and the final product will have slightly different production qualities than what you hear now," reads a post on the group's web site. Check out the tracks "Blood (This Consumes You)" (

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VICIOUS RUMORS Part Ways With Bassist

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have parted ways with bassist Cornbread. "We wish Cornbread the best of luck in all his future endeavors and projects, and would like to thank him for his time and dedication to VR through the years!" the band write on their web site. "Tommy Sisco will be ...

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