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Issue VI - DEW-SCENTED

It's quite simple really; those who enjoy the razor-sharp, precision thrash of bands like THE HAUNTED (such as myself) should at least be able to appreciate the unbridled fury of Germany's DEW-SCENTED (as I can). On album number six ("Issue VI"), DEW-SCENTED churns out another quality modern thrash album. Whereas THE HAUNTED added a few ...

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KELLY KEELING's Promotional Obligations Made It Impossible To Do Entire GEORGE LYNCH Tour

Powerhouse rock vocalist and former Atlantic recording artist Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, JOHN NORUM) has issued a statement regarding the reports that he is being replaced by singer/songwriter Andrew Freeman (THIRTY STONES, BLOCKK 16) on George Lynch's (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) short summer tour. As previously reported, Freeman completed a string of East ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: DOKKEN Reunion May Happen Next Year

Abrasive Rock recently conducted an interview with legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB). A couple of excerpts from the interview follow: Abrasive Rock: You were supposed to tour with John Sykes this summer, correct? George Lynch: "I wasn't supposed to." Abrasive Rock: There was talks about it? George Lynch: "Yeah, this is ...

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SCARVE: Post-MESHUGGAH Tour Update

French metallers SCARVE have posted the following message on their official web site: "Home safe again, y'all… We had a bomb-blast taking a part in the European MESHUGGAH tour!!! As if this wasn't enough of a feast by itself, we were so lucky to replace BLACK LABEL SOCIETY at the Waldrock [festival] mainstage in front ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY, JACK FROST To Guest On LIBERTY N' JUSTICE CD

Former RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy is the latest guest vocalist scheduled to appear on the new album from Christian rockers LIBERTY N' JUSTICE. Pearcy's contribution will come in the form of the track "Killer Grin", also featuring Tommy Denander on guitars and Ez Gomer (JET CIRCUS) on bass. LIBERTY N' JUSTICE's "all-star" CD, "Soundtrack of ...

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MEGADETH Bassist: 'I Can Die A Happy Man Now'

MEGADETH bassist James MacDonough (ex-ICED EARTH) has posted the following message in the "Forums" section of the band's official web site: "After playing to the multitude of these festivals has been simply amazing, but I have to especially talk about Donington. As a kid I always heard about Donington, all the bands I had ever ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: Lineup For Solo Tour Announced

Legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) has announced the lineup for his upcoming short summer tour, which is scheduled to begin Friday, June 17 in Lancaster, California. Lynch will be playing all the familiar hits from DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB, George's solo records "Sacred Groove" and "Furious George" plus songs from the "Stone House" sessions ...

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GAIA EPICUS Announce New Bassist

Norwegian power metallers GAIA EPICUS have announced the addition of bassist Hans Aage Holmen (ex-ENSLAVEMENT OF BEAUTY) to the group's ranks. "This guy is a wizard on his six-string bass guitar, and he can play fast as hell with his fingers," the band write on their web site. GAIA EPICUS, who are currently seeking a ...

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GAVIN ROSSDALE Says INSTITUTE Debut Will Be 'Heavier' And 'Stronger' Than BUSH

INSTITUTE, the new band fronted by former BUSH frontman Gavin Rossdale, will release their self-titled debut album in the early fall. The first single, "Bulletproof Skin", is expected at radio later this summer. Rossdale's first post-BUSH project was produced by HELMET mastermind Page Hamilton and features former HELMET/ORANGE 9MM guitarist Chris Traynor; bassist Cache "Utah ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: Final Summer Tour Dates Announced

Legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) will be heading out on a short summer tour starting Friday, June 17 in Lancaster, California. Lynch will be playing all the familiar hits from his beginnings in DOKKEN to his solo project LYNCH MOB. Lynch is regarded by the guitar-playing community to be one of the best ...

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¡El Sombrero! - HOGNOSE

Texas loud, Texas proud, pissing on genre boundaries and creating some shit-kicking boot metal in the process, HOGNOSE wield some riffs that are half Seventies boogie, half overdriven stoner metal, and kinds of a good time. Though the metal boogie is paramount, HOGNOSE manage to diversify things a bit here and there. "Local Honey" is ...

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GAIA EPICUS: New Album To Be Released In July

Norwegian power metallers GAIA EPICUS have posted the following update regarding their dispute with Sound Riot Records over the release of their new album, "Symphony of Glory": "Now it seems that Sound Riot has agreed to all our demands, and they will sign a contract for this in a few days time. This means that ...

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Greek Church Seeks Ban On SLIPKNOT Show

According to the Associated Press, Greece's Orthodox Church urged concert organizers Monday (May 30) to cancel a planned show by extreme metal band SLIPKNOT because of the group's violent lyrics and references to the devil. The band from Des Moines, Iowa, were performing Monday night at the open-air Lykavitos theater. Concert organizers could not be ...

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DEFTONES Frontman Talks About Upcoming Album

DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno has spoken to Kerrang! magazine about the band's forthcoming fifth album. The Sacramento quintet are currently holed up in a Los Angeles studio with producer Bob Ezrin (KISS, JANE'S ADDICTION) working on the follow-up to their 2003 self-titled release. After a spell working in Carriage House in Connecticut, Moreno ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: Summer Tour Dates Announced

The first dates have been announced for guitarist George Lynch's (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) upcoming U.S. tour, which is scheduled to kick off mid-June. The dates are as follows: Jun. 17 - Mr Cue's - Lancaster, CA Jun. 18 - Diablos - Lake Forest, CA Jun. 24 - Paladinos - Tarzana, CA Jun. 25 - Boardwalk ...

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PROFANE OMEN Schedule German Tour Dates

Finnish thrash/melo-death band PROFANE OMEN will shortly hit the road to do their first gigs outside Finland. The band's current mini-CD, "Adrenaline", was recorded and mixed at Sonic Pump Studios by Nino Laurenne (THUNDERSTONE) and was produced by Panu Willman (ex-ENTWINE/BEFORE THE DAWN, currently in DARK FILTH FRATERNITY). PROFANE OMEN will be teaming up with ...

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GAIA EPICUS: Live Videos Posted Online

Norwegian power metallers GAIA EPICUS have uploaded several live video clips from 2004 and 2003 at their official web site. Check them out at this location. In other news, the band have posted the following message on their official web site: "This is the situation: As you all know we have been in ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: 'There Was A Good Chance DOKKEN Would Reform'

Legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) has issued the following update on his recent and upcoming activities: "You might have seen the e-mail I recently sent out sort of updating everyone as to what's been going on over the past couple months and what may be coming up in the future. It's sometimes difficult ...

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GEORGE LYNCH And JOHN SYKES To Team Up For U.S. Tour

Legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) will be going out on the road in June with John Sykes (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE). Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. In other news, Lynch is hard at work designing his Randall signature amp. The hand-wired version will be unvieled in Indianapols in July 2005 at ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION: In Mixing Mode

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION have finished recording their sophomore album, tentatively titled "13 Acres", and are scheduled to begin mixing the effort today (May 1) for a summer release via Sanctuary Records. The follow-up to last year's "Here Come the Brides", "13 Acres" was recorded in part at a studio in Malibu, California with producer Andy ...

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The Empires of the World - BIOMECHANICAL

Where have these guys been hiding? How could such a crushing and creative classic/modern heavy metal band have alluded me? The band is BIOMECHANICAL and they've been rolling down the streets of London, toppling buildings and trampling the inhabitants like a British Godzilla. Now that Earache is about to unleash "The Empires of the World" ...

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ANTHRAX: Reunion With A 'Serious Purpose'

The following press release was issued by ANTHRAX's publicist, Maria Ferrero of Adrenaline PR: The news is spreading; not the disease. ANTHRAX, the heavy metal band has reunited with a serious purpose. Having had a very well-attended press conference at Sirius Satellite in New York City April 1, 2005, ANTHRAX continues to lead the heavy ...

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Catch Thirty Three - MESHUGGAH

Without repeating the MESHUGGAH praise you've read a thousand times before, I'll simply point out that the importance of this band is without bound. The problem with what has been written about MESHUGGAH since the release of "Nothing" lies in the opinions of what this band is supposed to be about, and what I believe ...

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