Monthly Archives January 2009

DEAN GUITARS – To Air Live Webcast From Winter NAMM Show Starting January 16th

E's True Hollywood Story

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"Catch Dimebag Hardware and me on the E's True Hollywood Story- "Rock Wives". It airs this Friday, January 16th at 9 p.m. – 8 central."

Dimebag Hardware

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OVERKILL – Mexico Dates Cancelled


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The Agency Group will serve as the band's new booking agent for North America:

Enslaved is very excited and more than ready to get back on the road in this territory. News on the first dates to come out of the collaboration will follow shortly.

States Ivar Bjørnson, founding member/guitarist/songwriter for the band: “This marks a new dawn for ENSLAVED in North America. Strange and wonderful things are about to happen.”

According to Nielsen SoundScan, Vertebrae sold over 1,100 copies in the United States the first week of its release. The album debuted at #11 on the Billboard Hard Music chart and at #49 on the Heatseekers (Top New Artist) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

Amidst all thes...

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PHIL ANSELMO – Writes The Retired Journeyman Poem For Boxinginsider.Com

Ab Greig

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Police on Monday evening were looking for two juveniles seen running from a truck in which a man was found shot in the head in north Fort Worth.

Abboud Greig, 74, died at John Peter Smith Hospital at 8:30 p.m., according to the Tarrant County medical examiner.

Lt. Paul Henderson, a police spokesman, said witnesses told police they saw Greig stop his truck about 4:40 p.m. in the 2800 block of Lorraine Street.

Two juveniles — a male and a female — were in the passenger seat. Witnesses heard "a loud pop" and then saw the juveniles run off, he said.

Source: Alex Branch of Star-Telegram

Joes Garage

Joe's garage

(An ad from when the club was open)

The legendary Texas groove metal band PANTERA got their first start playing the beloved Joe's Garage venue in Fort Worth, owned and run by "Ab".



Joe's Garage

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DOPE – Begin Production On Two New Videos


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"May the New Year be filled with blessings for everybody! We are happy to announce two upcoming shows: January 21st with our friends from Snot at The Roxy and an Evil Threads show at The Key Club Thursday February 19th.

Suelta El Ankla!"


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SEPULTURA – Issues Update


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Check it out here:

The animated clip was directed and created by Spanish artist Jossie Malis.

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STATIC X – Mainman Issues Statement On New Album

Winter NAMM 2009

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With Dean's multi-camera, real-time webcast, Dean Guitars is the first, and to date, only company to bring live NAMM Show action into the home's of music fans around the globe. Webcast hostesses Metal Sanaz (Official Host of 'Myspace: A Place For Metal' and DJ for 'Dave Navarro's Spread Radio'), Gen (legendary lead vocalist of  Genitorturers) and Lacey Conner (VH1's 'Rock of Love' and 'Charm School') will be covering the action with exclusive artist interviews, Dean instrument spotlights and more.
Autograph signings by Dean Artists include Dave Mustaine, Leslie West, Michael Amott (Carcass, Arch Enemy) and Vinnie Moore(UFO), among many others.

Dean Guitars will debut over 25 new instruments including the highly anticipated Buddy Blaze ML, Dave Mustaine "Rust in Peace" VMNT, and Dime Di...

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KING DIAMOND – Issues Update

Phil Anselmo

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A trained; composed; skilled fist
can strike out at an opponent for only so long
before it connects directly into the hearts of loved ones closest.
A pugilistic dementia reaction of habit
with a system in slow motion.
Done by thirty-three
and bitter about it.
What could have been!
Not a single promise kept.
No limelight.
Golden gloves trophies, colorless ribbons
and lost timelines…
gather dust
next to a stack of unopened mail;
forgotten for months.
Or years.
Bloodstains on a battle tested brain.
A warrior
fed back to the cruel streets unwanted and
left to cope alone
with predictable failure lying await in ambush
ticking like a time bomb inside of himself.
Whether it be nerve-damaged ticks
violent, abrupt outbursts
fists through framed family photos
or bottom shelf tequila—
this man is but a ...

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CHIMAIRA – Complete Mixing New Album

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"Due to unforseen circumstances, the Mexico dates for Monterrey January 23rd, 2009 and Mexico City January 24th, 2009 have been cancelled. Please keep checking the tour dates in the event the dates are rescheduled."

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TMD’s Top 10 Heavy Metal Albums Of 2008!


Since 2005, Randy “Rocket” Cody’s The Metal Den has set a high standard for excellence in heavy music with its yearly “Top 10” list , selecting metal bands based on their overall musical accomplishment in a studio recording. The criteria Rocket and TMD uses to make these selections is based on technical musicianship and the level of interpretive skills involved in singing or playing music on an album.

TMD searched far and wide listening to new releases throughout the entire global metal landscape during 2008, in all of the underground scenes, including: U.S.A., United Kingdom, Russia, Croatia, Italy, Egypt, Germany, Poland, Tokyo, and so many countless other great world cities/countries that celebrate a phenomenal love for heavy metal music.

Band’s did not have to be signed to a brick...

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TERROR – Shows In January And February

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"Set list is set and you'll guys will have some surprises for the shows.

Tour starts in Europe by the end of the month. Later on North America in March, summer festivals and more (Asia, Oceania) shows till 2010. This will be one hell of a busy year for Sepultura and A-LEX!

And you can be part of it. Just keep checking! More soon!"

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