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COAL CHAMBER Bassist Releases Solo EP

COAL CHAMBER bassist Chela Rhea Harper has released the second EP from her solo project, SARASVATI, via Bandcamp. The effort, which was originally issued in 2008, is now available for purchase for the first time in your choice of MP3 320, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire. Chela ...

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NUCLEAR BLAST And MONTE CONNER Announce U.S. Partnership

Nuclear Blast owner Markus Staiger has joined forces with former Roadrunner Records A&R chief Monte Conner in the formation of a new U.S. partnership — Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The new record label, which will share most major operations with the existing U.S. branch of Nuclear Blast, will announce its first signings in the coming months. ...

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Legendary ROADRUNNER RECORDS A&R Man MONTE CONNER Exits Label

Roadrunner Records Senior VP A&R Monte Conner, who signed countless bands to the label over the years — including ANNIHILATOR, BIOHAZARD, COAL CHAMBER, DEICIDE, DEVILDRIVER, FEAR FACTORY, GOJIRA, LIFE OF AGONY, MACHINE HEAD, OBITUARY, RUSH, SEPULTURA, SLIPKNOT, STONE SOUR, TRIVIUM and TYPE O NEGATIVE — has left the company after 25 years. The label couldn't ...

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Eremita - IHSAHN

Vegard Sverre Tveitan is a genius. Okay, so that's common knowledge. Accredited, even, given the numerous awards, commendations and honorariums Tveitan ? better known to the metal community as Ihsahn ? has reaped throughout his prolific career. Ihsahn is metal, whether or not you appreciate his relentless embryonic exploration modes. EMPEROR is forever legend, sure, ...

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ANVIL Performs In Taiwan For First Time Ever; Video Available

Canadian metal legends ANVIL performed yesterday (Sunday, July 1) at the Celebration Canada event in Taiwan. The concert, which was held at the Legacy Club in Taipei, was part of a two-day festival to celebrate Canada's 145th birthday organized by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce of Taiwan. It marked band's first-ever appearance in Taiwan. Commented ...

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ANVIL To Perform At 'Celebration Canada' Event In Taiwan

Canadian metal legends ANVIL will perform at the Celebration Canada event in Taiwan on July 1. The concert, which is scheduled to be held at the Legacy Club in Taipei, is part of a two-day festival to celebrate Canada's 145th birthday organized by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce of Taiwan. It marks the first time ...

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DEVILDRIVER Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

California metallers DEVILDRIVER have inked a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. The band's next album is tentatively scheduled for a release in 2013. Commented DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara: "I am proud to announce DEVILDRIVER's new partnership with Napalm Records! They have the passion and the drive we as a band were looking for! I'm looking ...

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SLASH: Video Footage Of HELLFEST Press Conference

Video footage of Slash's June 17 press conference at the Hellfest festival in Clisson, France can be seen below. Slash's second solo album, "Apocalyptic Love", sold approximately 38,000 copies to debut at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 album chart. The disc, released through Slash's own label, Dik Hayd (Decayed) Records, follows up 2010's self-titled ...

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More Special Guests Announced For New BRET MICHAELS Solo Album

LYNYRD SKYNYRD's Rickey Medlocke and Peter Keys and .38 SPECIAL's Bobby Capps have been added to the list of musicians who have recorded guest appearances on the forthcoming solo album from POISON singer Bret Michaels, "Bret Michaels And Friends: Get Your Rock On". Also scheduled to appear on the CD are Ace Frehley (KISS) and ...

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SLASH To Get Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

The Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce has announced that Slash will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on Tuesday, July 10 in front of Hard Rock Café on Hollywood Blvd. "Slash is widely considered one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time," said Ana Martinez, producer of the Hollywood Walk ...

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BRET MICHAELS: 'Get Your Rock On' Video Released

The video for POISON singer Bret Michaels' new solo single, "Get Your Rock On", can be seen below. The title track of Bret's new solo album features guest appearances by Phil Collen of DEF LEPPARD and Sal Coz Costa of MY DARKEST DAYS. In a recent interview with Gimme Noise, Bret stated about his upcoming ...

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Early MORTIIS Recording Receives Exclusive Vinyl Reissue

Nearly 20 years after its original arrival, MORTIIS' "Ånden som Gjorde Opprør" will receive a limited-edition vinyl re-release this summer via the Italian label Ordo MCM. The effort, recorded in 1994, is from what is now known as "Era1" in MORTIIS' evolution, when the singly-named solo artist focused on creating epic synth tracks that evoked ...

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ENCHANT Signs With INSIDEOUT MUSIC

ENCHANT, the long-running San Francisco Bay Area long progressive rock band, has inked a new longterm worldwide deal with its perennial label partner, InsideOut Music. The group is currently writing and demoing material for a new album, tentatively due in early 2013. Originally founded in 1989 and with seven studio albums under their belts, ENCHANT's ...

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ULVER: 'Magic Hollow' Video Released

"Childhood's End", a collection of classic psychedelic tracks recorded by the Norwegian band ULVER in late 2011, is due out in North America on June 5. The set sees the band re-interpret classic psychedelic tracks from the late 1960s. The album includes ULVER's unique versions of tracks from THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS, ELECTRIC PRUNES, JEFFERSON ...

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ULVER: New Video Interview With KRISTOFFER RYGG

Kscope has uploaded a new video interview with Kristoffer Rygg, frontman of the Norwegian band ULVER. The acclaimed vocalist, musician and producer sat down to discuss his early introduction to psychedelia, the philosophy behind creating an album of classic psychedelic covers, how he personally views ULVER's current musical direction and more. Watch the interview below. ...

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ULVER To Release 'Childhood's End' In May

"Childhood's End" sees progressive Norwegian rock/metal band ULVER re-interpret classic psychedelic tracks from the late 1960s. The album includes ULVER's unique versions of tracks from THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS, ELECTRIC PRUNES, JEFFERSON AIRPLANE, THE PRETTY THINGS and more. The Sunshine era gets the "dark music" treatment! Early pioneers of Norwegian black metal, ULVER have continually ...

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AFFECTOR: 'Harmagedon' Album Samples, Artwork Available

AFFECTOR — the highly skilled, new international band consisting of German guitar-player Daniel Fries, Dutch drummer Collin Leijenaar (NEAL MORSE, DILEMMA) as well bass player Mike LePond (SYMPHONY X) and vocalist Ted Leonard (SPOCK'S BEARD, ENCHANT, THOUGHT CHAMBER), both from the United States — has been preparing for the release of its debut album, "Harmagedon", ...

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DEVILDRIVER Frontman Interviewed On Australia's 'Distortion' (Audio)

Earlier this month, Higgo of "Distortion", which airs on Australia's long-running rock station Triple M, conducted an interview with DEVILDRIVER/COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. When asked about the progress of the songwriting sessions for DEVILDRIVER's sixth album, Dez told Peek From The Pit ...

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