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FEAR FACTORY: 'Transgression' Limited Edition To Include Bonus DVD

FEAR FACTORY's new album, "Transgression", will be made available in Europe as a limited-edition pack with a bonus DVD. The DVD is expected to include studio/rehearsal footage, three music videos ("Moment of Impact", "Transgression" and "Spinal Compression") and the whole album audio in digital sound. "Transgression" is scheduled for release on August 23 (one day ...

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FEAR FACTORY: 'Transgression' To Include Bonus Track For BEST BUY

FEAR FACTORY have announced the final track listing for their upcoming release, "Transgression", due out August 23 on Calvin Records, an imprint of Liquid 8 Records. FEAR FACTORY entered Track Record Studios in North Hollywood, California on May 5 with producer Toby Wright (ALICE IN CHAINS, KORN, SOULFLY) to begin recording the follow-up to last ...

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MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD To Tour South Africa In September

New York hardcore legends MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD will be touring South Africa with NESHAMAH this September. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 09 – Pretoria, SA @ Zeplins Club Sep. 10 – Johannesburg, SA @ The Snuggery Sep. 14 – Durban, SA @ The Bat Center Sep. 17 - Cape Town, SA @ Wynberg Sports ...

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ALICE COOPER Says He Was A Functional Alcoholic

ALICE COOPER was a guest on the Australian show "Enough Rope with Andrew Denton" Monday night (June 20). A few excerpts from the interview follow: Andrew Denton: And could yet be again. You basically invented shock rock, and your stage show is legendary for its success. What's the most over the top thing you've done ...

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FEAR FACTORY Finalize Track Listing For 'Transgression'

Los Angeles-based cyber-metallers FEAR FACTORY have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Transgression", due on August 23 via Trillion Records. Trillion is the new imprint from Liquid 8 Records and Entertainment founder and CEO, Mike Cattain, who has created Trillion as a home for FEAR FACTORY and new bands seeking a creative haven ...

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QUEEN & PAUL RODGERS Prepping CD/DVD Package

Launch Radio Networks reports: A live CD and DVD from the European shows that QUEEN & PAUL RODGERS finished last month is on tap for later this year. The band recorded every concert they played, but they only shot one in its entirety, on May 9 in Sheffield, England. Work has begun on listening back ...

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AYREON Mastermind Unveils STREAM OF PASSION

AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen has officially unveiled his new band STREAM OF PASSION, which also features singer Mexican singer Marcela Bovio, one of the vocalists on AYREON's 2004 rock opera "The Human Equation". The group's official bio follows below: After Dutch guitarist/composer/producer Arjen Anthony Lucassen had finished his latest endeavour, the AYREON rock opera "The ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Bassist: 'We Are Spinal Tap'

JUDAS PRIEST bassist Ian Hill recently spoke to Stuff.co.nz about the group's "colorful" past. Several excerpts from the interview follow: On the group's early days: "Basically, we all loved FREE, HENDRIX and CREAM, and so we just made everything harder and faster and created metal. Not only did we create the early sound of metal, ...

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MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD Pull Out Of NAPALM DEATH European Tour

New York hardcore legends MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD have pulled out of their previously announced European tour with NAPALM DEATH. The group's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "Unfortunately, we've got some bad news... for the first time in our lives we've been given absolutely no choice but to cancel our upcoming European summer ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Tap MUDROCK To Mix New Album

POWERMAN 5000 recently spent time at Mad Oak Studios in Boston, Massachusetts completing the recording sessions for their new album, due later this year on frontman Spider One's Megatronic Records. Joining Spider One, drummer Adrian Ost, and bassist Siggy Siursen on tour and on the forthcoming album are guitarists Terry Corso (formerly with ALIEN ANT ...

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Drummer STEVE GORMAN Rejoins BLACK CROWES

Billboard.com is reporting that original BLACK CROWES drummer Steve Gorman has rejoined the band, after opting out of the initial dates on the band's reunion tour. Gorman played his first show last night (May 5) during the opener of a four-show run at Atlanta's Tabernacle. He replaces drummer Bill Dobrow, who previously played ...

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H.I.M. Tap ANDY WALLACE To Mix New Album

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have reportedly tapped Andy Wallace (KORN, LINKIN PARK, LIMP BIZKIT, SLAYER) to mix their brand-new album, tentatively due in the fall via Sire. The mixing sessions will take place in New York City beginning this week. As previously reported, H.I.M. recorded the follow-up to 2003's "Love Metal" at Los Angeles' Paramour studios ...

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MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD To Release New Album In October

New York hardcore legends MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD are in the studio recording what will be their third full-length release for Trustkill Records. The album's tentative title, "Merciless", encompasses both the lyrical themes and music found on this new release. "The songs are a culmination of years and years of life experience: Betrayal, loss, grief, abandonment ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY 'Best Of' CD Planned As Part Of SPITFIRE RECORDS 'Relaunch'

Eagle Rock Entertainment has announced the relaunch of its hard rock and heavy metal label Spitfire Records. The relaunch includes new releases from THE DUKE, featuring former STUCK MOJO and FOZZY guitarist Rich Ward, and Georgia-based sleaze-rockers NASHVILLE PUSSY. Additionally, starting May 2, Spitfire will lower prices on its extensive hard rock and heavy metal ...

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IAN GILLAN Celebrating 40 Years In Rock: The DVD

Ian Gillan and the producer of the upcoming DVD celebrating Gillan's 40 years in the rock world, Craig Hooper, have posted a letter on Ian's official web site about the upcoming DVD. An excerpt from Craig's portion of the letter follows: "This film takes a look at Gillan's life of forty years of hard road, ...

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South Africa's TOYLAND Tap Producer RON GOUDIE For New Album

Cape Town, South Africa's heavy-hitters TOYLAND have secured the services of cutting-edge producer Ron Goudie (TSOL, POISON, AGENT ORANGE, SOCIAL DISTORTION, GWAR, STRYPER, BOY HITS CAR, FEAR) to guide the up-and-coming band through the recording of their new release. It's Goudie's second trip to the dark continent as he has helmed the recording of Botswana's ...

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