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BYZANTINE Frontman To Record Thrash Metal Covers Album

BYZANTINE vocalist/rhythm guitarist Chris "OJ" Ojeda has entered the studio to begin recording his solo project, which is a cover album of late '80s and early '90s thrash metal songs that inspired him and his bandmates to form BYZANTINE. "As of right now I have eight songs started and should have them finished on a ...

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Reunited EXHORDER Working On New Material

Legendary New Orleans metallers EXHORDER cited by many as the originators of the riff-heavy power-groove approach popularized by PANTERA (photo) have reunited and are working on new material. The group's 2008 lineup is as follows: Kyle Thomas - Vocals Vinnie Labella - Guitar Jay Ceravolo - Guitar Chris Nail - Drums As previously ...

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EXHORDER Albums To Be Reissued

Poland's Metal Mind Productions will re-release the two albums (1990's "Slaughter in the Vatican" and 1992's "The Law") from long-defunct New Orleans metallers EXHORDER cited by many as the originators of the riff-heavy power-groove approach popularized by PANTERA on May 19 in Europe (July 8 in the USA via MVD). Each limited-edition digipack title (limited ...

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GRAVEYARD RODEO: We Are 'Heaviest, Loudest, Darkest, Most Frightening Original Band Out There'

Drummer Wayne "Doobie" Fabra of the reunited legendary Lousiana hardcore/metal pioneers GRAVEYARD RODEO has issued the following update: "We are currently looking for a guitar player who is reliable, serious and who can tour. Do you have what it takes? Tired of hearing the same old dime-a-dozen death metal, you've-heard-them-once-you've-heard-them-all, cookie-monster vocalist bullshit? We have ...

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EXHORDER: Rare Studio Footage Posted Online

Rare video footage of long-defunct New Orleans metallers EXHORDER — cited by many as the originators of the riff-heavy power-groove approach popularized by PANTERA — putting the finishing touches on their classic debut album, "Slaughter In The Vatican", in August 1990 at Morrisound Recording in Tampa, Florida can be viewed below. Several live video clips ...

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PITTS VS. PREPS: New Concert Footage Posted Online

Fan-filmed video footage of PITTS VS. PREPS — the Louisiana-based band featuring former EXHORDER/FLOODGATE and current ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY frontman Kyle Thomas — performing on December 29, 2007 at One Eyed Jack's in New Orleans can be viewed below. PITTS VS. PREPS has made its "Below and Beyond" CD available for purchase via CDBaby.com. ...

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PITTS VS. PREPS: Louisiana Dates Announced

PITTS VS. PREPS — the Louisiana-based band featuring former EXHORDER/FLOODGATE and current ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY frontman Kyle Thomas — has scheduled the following dates with SUPLECS: Dec. 28 - The Green Room Covington, LA Dec. 29 - One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, LA PITTS VS. PREPS has made its "Below and Beyond" CD available for purchase ...

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ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY Kicks Off European Tour

Richmond, Virginia natives ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY have just headed over to Europe after finishing a month-long stint with OBITUARY. The band is excited for the opportunity to bring their southern metal sound to Europe with support from FIREBIRD (featuring former CARCASS guitarist Bill Steer). Commented ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY drummer Bryan Cox has this to say: "We couldn’t ...

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ARCH ENEMY Frontwoman Checks In From MACHINE HEAD Tour

ARCH ENEMY vocalist Angela Gossow has issued the following update from the Black Tyranny Tour, also featuring MACHINE HEAD, THROWDOWN and SANCTITY: "This tour rocks! "The last couple of shows have been a blast! We finally got all our crew together and the chemistry in the band is great. It's pure joy being on stage ...

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EYEHATEGOD Cancels Shows

New Orleans sludge-meisters EYEHATEGOD have cancelled their previously announced shows in Lafayette, LA; Austin, TX; Ft. Worth, TX; and Houston, TX. According to guitarist Jimmy Bower (who also plays drums in DOWN), the dates were called off due to the upcoming release of the new DOWN album, "III – Over the Under". EYEHATEGOD's September 14 ...

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FLOODGATE: 'Penalty' Reissue To Include Bonus Tracks

Metal Mind Productions will issue a remastered edition of FLOODGATE's "Penalty" and album in Europe on September 10 (October 30 in the U.S. via MVD). The CD will be available in a new digipack edition on golden disc, digitally remastered using 24-bit technology, limited to a hand-numbered 2,000 copies and featuring three bonus cuts: two ...

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EYEHATEGOD: Texas, Louisiana Dates Announced

New Orleans sludge-meisters EYEHATEGOD have scheduled the following dates: Sep. 14 - The Bar - Metairie, LA Sep. 27 - Renaissance Club - Lafayette, LA Sep. 28 – Emo's - Austin, TX Sep. 29 - The Wreck Room - Ft. Worth, TX Sep. 30 – [to be announced] - Monroe, LA EYEHATEGOD recently decided to ...

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ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY To Tour Europe With FIREBIRD

ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY will embark on a month-long headlining European tour in the fall. This tour will kick off on October 25 in Southampton, U.K before working its way through Portugal, Belgium, Hungary, Germany and many more central European countries. Joining ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY on the tour will be the U.K.'s own FIREBIRD (featuring ex-CARCASS guitarist Bill ...

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ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY To Tour With W.A.S.P., OBITUARY

ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY has signed with booking agency Artists Worldwide and is preparing to tour the U.S. with W.A.S.P. from July to September. A fall U.S. run with OBITUARY is also in the works. ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY will join LAMB OF GOD on September 2 for a hometown show in Richmond, VA at Toads. In other news, ...

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PITTS VS. PREPS Begins Recording New Album

PITTS VS. PREPS — the Louisiana-based band featuring former EXHORDER/FLOODGATE and current ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY frontman Kyle Thomas — has issued the following update: "April 6-8 we went in House of 1000hz studios in the 9th ward of New Orleans, Louisiana. Even though someone was shot around the corner, our sessions/crawfish boil were killer. Our new ...

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Open Fire - ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY

Virginia's ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY just keeps rolling along, cranking out album and album of southern fried hard rock and metal boogie, no matter who happens to be holding down the vocalist spot. The band's fifth album, 2005's "Fulton Hill", was the first for vocalist Johnny Weils who replaced Johnny Throckmorton. The group didn't miss a beat ...

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ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY: Tour Dates Announced

ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY has lined up the following tour dates: Mar. 08 - Volume 11 Tavern - Raleigh, NC Mar. 09 - RockShop Live - Fayetteville, NC Mar. 10 - Masquerade - Atlanta, GA Mar. 12 - Downtown Music - Little Rock, AR Mar. 14 - Rock Bottom - San Antonio, TX Mar. 15 - Room ...

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ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY To Shoot New Video

ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY has commenced work on the first video from its forthcoming record, "Open Fire". The video, for the track "Words of the Dying Man", is being shot in a "houseparty" setting in the band's hometown of Richmond, VA with local creative collective Day By Day (LAMB OF GOD, MUNICIPAL WASTE). Commented ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY drummer ...

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ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY: 'Open Fire' Due In March

Relapse Records has set a March 6 release date for the new album from ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY, entitled "Open Fire". The CD was recorded at The Etching Tin Studios in Richmond, VA with engineer Ian Whalen and is the group's first record to feature new vocalist Kyle Thomas (ex-EXHORDER, FLOODGATE). Commented drummer Bryan Cox: "We worked ...

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