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The Fury of Our Maker's Hand - DEVILDRIVER

COAL CHAMBER was one of those bands that just absolutely hit me the wrong way. Their overhyped simpleton nu-metal fuckery used to just piss me off, more so than almost any band this side of SIX FEET UNDER. So when frontman Dez Fafara killed that band off and released DEVILDRIVER's debut last year, my expectations ...

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LILLIAN AXE Announce New Album Title

LILLIAN AXE have set "Waters Rising" as the title of their new album. "The band is working on putting the final touches on the new CD," reads a posting on the group's web site. "No release date has been set just yet, but soon." In other news, in addition to being in LILLIAN AXE, bassist ...

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Peace Among the Ruins - PRESTO BALLET

Seventies-inspired melodic rock and roll is the order of the day on PRESTO BALLET's impressive debut album. Masterminded by METAL CHURCH axeman Kurdt Vanderhoof, and featuring most of the lineup from the 1997 VANDERHOOF album, PRESTO BALLET will go down a storm among fans of STYX, KANSAS, URIAH HEEP, early MSG and other keyboard-tinged, anthemic ...

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W.A.S.P., DOKKEN, QUIET RIOT Featured On 'Hollywood Rocks!' Box Set

June 21, 2005 will see the release of the long-awaited and highly anticipated four-disc compilation album, "Hollywood Rocks!" through Deadline/Cleopatra Records. The audio companion to 2004's highly touted "Hollywood Rocks!" coffee table book, the box set is an eargasmic journey through the streets of the infamous Los Angeles club scene of the 1980s and early ...

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KING'S X Sign Worldwide Deal With INSIDEOUT MUSIC

KING'S X have inked a new worldwide deal with InsideOut Music. The group's recently completed new studio album is scheduled for release on September 27. The CD was produced by veteran metal producer Michael Wagener (SKID ROW, WARRANT, ACCEPT, HAMMERFALL) and is set to include the following tracks (in no particular order): 01. Bam 02. ...

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MURDER 101: Demo Tracks Posted Online

MURDER 101, the new Florida-based band featuring Jason Blachowicz (DIVINE EMPIRE, ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION) on bass, Cesar Placeres (HIBERNUS MORTIS) on drums, Samuel Dean (CHRONZON) on guitar, and Rob Thoth (CHRONZON) on vocals, have posted two songs from their recently completed "Death Warrant" demo — "Blood on my Hands" and "Point of No Return" — on ...

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Guide To Extinction - NOCTURNE

NOCTURNE are the latest in a long line of female-fronted, electronic-tinged rock bands (the most well-known being GARBAGE). Like many of these groups, the "industrial" elements found within seem more like superficial machine trappings hung on a basic hard rock framework — enough stuff to warrant playing to a DAT live, maybe, but nothing particularly ...

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WARRANT: Born Again

Veteran Los Angeles hard rockers WARRANT have posted the following message on their official web site: "Thanks to all our Los Angeles fans for a sold-out Hollywood House of Blues show. We had a blast and the new WARRANT tunes went down awesome ('Rollercoaster' and 'Dirty Jack'). It was nice to see Tommy Thayer [KISS], ...

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WARRANT: 1991 Headlining Performance Released On DVD

WARRANT are currently selling a DVD of their 1991 headlining performance at the Cajun Dome in Lafayette, Louisiana. Entitled "Bootleg from the Bayou – Live 1991", the DVD is described in the liner notes as "pure old-school WARRANT at its finest. Professionally recorded at the peak of their popularity during the 1991 sold-out headlining arena ...

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KING'S X Frontman To Issue Solo Album In July; Cover Art Revealed

KING'S X frontman Doug Pinnick's third solo album, "Emotional Animal", will be relased on July 19 via Magna Carta Records. While Pinnick's previous solo outings were credited to POUNDHOUND, this will be the first to feature solely Pinnick's name (or a slight variation thereof: DUG PINNICK). He described the album to Billboard.com as mostly rock-based ...

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Former WARRANT Frontman Signs On For VH1's 'Celebrity Fit Club 2'

Former WARRANT frontman Jani Lane has signed on for the next installment of VH1's "Celebrity Fit Club" reality series. The following description of the show comes from VH1's official web site: VH1's "Celebrity Fit Club", hosted by comedian Ant, is one unique reality series. Simply by signing up to VH1's "Celebrity Fit Club", our participants ...

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MURDER 101: 'Pure Fucking Hatred' Coming Your Way

More information has surfaced about MURDER 101, the new Florida-based band featuring Jason Blachowicz (DIVINE EMPIRE, ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION) on bass, Cesar Placeres (HIBERNUS MORTIS) on drums, Samuel Dean (CHRONZON) on guitar, and Rob Thoth (CHRONZON) on vocals. The group are currently writing material and will be entering the studio later this month to record their ...

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MSG Vocalist CHRIS LOGAN To Guest On LEGACY Album Re-Release

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG) singer Chris Logan has just finished tracking vocals for a bonus track to be featured on the new LEGACY album re-release. The tune is called "So Long". LEGACY features founding member Marten Andersson (LIZZY BORDEN, GEORGE LYNCH, STARWOOD) on bass and the world-renowned Jonas Hansson (SILVER MOUNTAIN, JONAS HANSSON BAND) on ...

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All Over You - BEN JACKSON GROUP

Violently unfashionable in the States, and destined for cult status among the AOR and hard rock fans who keep ex-members of TUFF in business, THE BEN JACKSON GROUP deliver an unrepentant dose of smooth, glossy melodic rock on "All Over You". Jackson, former guitarist of CRIMSON GLORY and PARISH, assumes vocal duties here and redeems ...

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LEGACY Sign With VALHALLA RECORDS

Los Angeles-based hard rock outfit LEGACY, founded by bass ace Marten Andersson (LIZZY BORDEN, GEORGE LYNCH, STARWOOD), has inked a deal with U.K.'s Valhalla Records. The label will re-master and release LEGACY's debut CD with new artwork, bonus tracks as well as future releases through this agreement. Marten Andersson will be starting to work on ...

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Former WARRANT Singer Lines Up East Coast Dates

Former WARRANT frontman Jani Lane has lined up the following East Coast dates during March: Mar. 23 – Mulchahys - Long Island, NY Mar. 24 – Dingbatz - Clifton, NJ Mar. 25 - WCCC 106.9 - Hartford, CT (live on-air acoustic performance 8pm) Mar. 26- Geraldines - West Springfield, MA Mar. 27- The Webster Theater ...

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New TOM KEIFER Audio Interview Posted Online

Philadelphia radio DJ Jacky Bam Bam of 94.1 WYSP recently conducted a "rare" interview with CINDERELLA frontman Tom Keifer about the group's upcoming tour, new CD/DVD, his new son, and the Super Bowl, among other topics. Download the interview in MP3 format at this location. As previously reported, Keifer began mixing his new ...

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STATIC-X Guitarist Is Believed To Have Met Teenage Victim Via Online Singles Community

STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen (real name Tod Rex Salvador) is believed to have met the 14-year-old Sayreville, New Jersey girl he is accused of sexually assaulting in January on the web site FetischMusic.com (via their "Find-a-Freek" online singles community), where he used the screen name "groverygodadat" under the heading "never married male looking for female." ...

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