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SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR Guitarist JIM ROOT To Launch Signature Gear At NAMM

The Signature #4 Jim Root Terror Head is modelled after the dirty channel on the same amp that Jim Root (SLIPKNOT, STONE SOUR) plays in the studio and on the road: the Orange Rockerverb 100. This all-tube, 15-watt amp is capable of far more than high gain rock and metal though. With a full 3-band .....
January 5, 2012
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X JAPAN Mainman To Compose Theme For 2012 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS

Yoshiki, the classically-trained, multi-instrumentalist and leader of one of Japan's most successful rock groups, X JAPAN, will compose the theme for this year's Golden Globe Awards show. The announcement was made today by Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) president Dr. Aida Takia-O'Reilly...
January 5, 2012
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ADRENALINE MOB To Release Full-Length Debut In March

ADRENALINE MOB — the new band featuring drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD),SYMPHONY X frontman Russell Allen, guitar virtuoso Mike Orlando (SONIC STOMP),bassist Paul DiLeo and STUCK MOJO/FOZZY axeman Rich Ward — will release its full-length debut, "Omertá", on March 13 via the...
January 5, 2012
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SOULFLY Taps Director THOMAS MIGNONE For 'World Scum' Video

SOULFLY has tapped Thomas Mignone (MEGADETH, SEPULTURA, DANZIG) of Doom Incorporated to direct the video for the band's new song "World Scum". The track comes off the band's eighth album, "Enslaved", which is due on March 13 via Roadrunner Records. The CD was recorded at Tallcat Studios in Phoenix,...
January 5, 2012
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KING'S X Announces 'First Church Of Rock And Roll' Tour

Legendary rockers KING'S X will return to the North American tour circuit this spring for their first West Coast run in three years. Named the "First Church Of Rock And Roll", the four-week trek will start on March 28 in Austin, Texas and extend through April 21 in Denver, Colorado. It will be the f...
January 5, 2012
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RYAN ADAMS Covers RATT's 'Round And Round' on NPR; Audio Available

Ryan Adams, the multiple-Grammy-nominated folk singer and songwriter from Jacksonville, North Carolina, began covering RATT's 1984 smash "Round And Round" while touring behind his latest album, "Ashes & Fire". Only shaky YouTube videos surfaced, but a few days days ago he dropped by NPR's "Weeke...
January 5, 2012
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DISGUISE: New Album Preview

Italian black/death metal band DISGUISE will release its new album, "Second Coming", on January 16 via My Kingdom Music. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Fragile Certain Death 02. I Am Alone 03. The Origin Of The Unknown 04. Eclipse 05. Repressed Rage 06. To Dominate 07. Claustrophobi...
January 5, 2012
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MORDAX Signs With ULTIMHATE RECORDS

Danish thrash/death metallers MORDAX have inked a deal with the Belgian label Ultimhate Records. The band's debut album, "Violence Fraud Treachery", will be released on CD in Europe (as well as in Israel and Japan) and digitally in the rest of the world on February 24. The CD was recorded at CB Stud...
January 4, 2012
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Lebanese Guitarist AMADEUS AWAD: 'Time Of The Equinox' Track Listing Revealed

Legendary hard rock vocalist Mark Boals (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ULI JON ROTH, ROYAL HUNT) makes a guest appearance on "Time Of The Equinox", the new album from the Lebanese guitarist Amadeus Awad. Due on January 13, the CD will feature the following track listing: 01. The Origins of Light 02. Gift of Sol...
January 4, 2012
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'Murder In The Front Row' Photographer Interviewed By 'Metal Assault' (Audio)

On December 27, Aniruddh "Andrew" Bansal of Metal Assault conducted an interview with legendary San Francisco Bay Area metal photographer Brian Lew about the large-format hardcover photo collection "Murder In The Front Row: Bay Area Bangers And The Birth Of Thrash Metal". You can now listen to the c...
January 4, 2012
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THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Guitarist Interviewed On 'Radioactive Metal' (Audio)

Guitarist Chris Rubey of the Dayton, Ohio Christian metalcore band THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA was interviewed for the latest edition of "Radioactive Metal". You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. "Radioactive Metal" is broadcast on Pure Rock Radio Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. EST...
January 3, 2012
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SERAPHIEL: Entire 'Euphory Amplified' EP Available For Streaming

"Euphory Amplified", the second EP from Finnish power metallers SERAPHIEL, can be streamed using the SoundCloud player below. The effort was produced by Vili Itäpelto, Samuli Hyttinen and Pekka Posio, who also took care of mixing duties. The cover artwork was created by Timo Paananen while the logo...
January 3, 2012
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NAPALM DEATH Frontman Interviewed On 'The Governor's Ball' (Audio)

Vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway of British/American extreme metal pioneers NAPALM DEATH was interviewed for the latest episode of "The Governor's Ball". You can now stream the program in two parts below. NAPALM DEATH will release its 14th studio album (excluding the cover album "Leaders Not Follower...
January 3, 2012
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KING OF ASGARD To Enter Studio In March

Swedish Viking death metallers KING OF ASGARD will enter Sonic Train studios in Varberg, Sweden with engineer Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND) in early March to begin recording their sophomore album. The follow-up to 2010's "Fi'mbulvintr" is due before the end of the year via Metal Blade Records. Comme...
January 3, 2012
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Ex-DIO Guitarist To Record RONNIE JAMES DIO-Co-Penned Material With HYDROGYN Singer

Former DIO guitarist Tracy "G" Grijalva has joined forces with current HYDROGYN vocalist Julie Westlake to record a collection of songs Tracy had written with Ronnie James Dio for the DIO releases "Strange Highways" and "Angry Machines" along with some of the guitarist's post-DIO material. The recor...
January 3, 2012