Monthly Archives July 2008

INDIANAPOLIS METAL FEST – To Return This September

SLIPKNOT

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Slipknot's 2004 platinum seller "Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses" debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200.

The release has shifted 1.4 million units to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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This is the first Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, having launched July 9th in Auburn, WA. The 30-date Mayhem trek features headliner Slipknot and guests.

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 According to a separate report on Blabbermouth.Net,

The band's very own DJ Sid Wilson broke both heels during the show,

 after jumping off one of the stages and falling incorrectly.

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 Slipknot is set to release its fourth studio album, "All Hope Is Gone," August 26 via Roadrunner Records.

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MOTLEY CRUE: Mick Mars Lost 6 Inches Through Arthritis

 Ozzfest 2008!

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HEY LOCAL TEXAS BANDS! Get your groupies lined up and ready to go, because you could be going from your garage to OZZ! 97.1 the Eagle has teamed up with The Loft and Monster Energy to send one lucky band to kick off this years OZZFEST. Send your band entries to the address below to get qualified for an official, old fashion, BATTLE OF THE BANDS! YES, your band will compete with the best of the Metroplex for a spot on the opening stage of the ONLY US DATE OF OZZFEST! Yes, you, will have roadies, you will find new groupies, yes, you will be on stage in front of rock’s best fans! DO WE NEED TO SCREAM THIS! YOU AND YOUR BAND OPENING AT OZZFEST!

Get your stuff together and send it to:

MP3 entries to: direland@aeglive.com or your cd entries to: AEGLIVE c/o David Ireland, 3001 Maple Ave...

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Greece’s ROCK ‘EM ALL FESTIVAL 2008 – Details Revealed

 

 

SKULL SESSIONS
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Episode 4: Don't Mess With Texas!

SKULL SESSIONS host Bob Nalbandian discusses the Texas metal scene with Doug Pinnick of King’s X and Monty Colvin (Galactic Cowboys/Crunchy). Doug and Monty tell some great stories about the days when Pantera were playing the clubs in The Lone Star State as well as clue you in on their current projects.

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MOTLEY CRUE – Nikki Sixx Issues Update From The Road

BLACKDAMP 

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 West Virginia's BLACKDAMP have issued a self-titled collection of tracks that range from sounding like Acid Bath meets NOLA's Down in a back alley knife battle to all out war in the low budget sound studio. With highly unique standout songs like "Outlaw Alchemists", "Sold To The Syringe" and "Ecstacy Weeps", which even features some cool acoustic work, highlighted by the gutter-low growl of vocalist Jason Adkins, solid drumming from Roger Ritchie, the unit is well rounded out with the Eyehategod/Superjoint Ritual-ish guitars of Chuck Adkins and Brent Holland, locked down nicely into an ugly deathbed with the ever steady bass work from E.Boo.Koone. If you are a fan of true underground metal at its most loyal and fiercest, check these guys out!

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EXCLUSIVE: DRAGONFORCE – Photos From Show At THE EL CORAZON In Seattle On July 6th

INDY METALFEST '08!

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Following a successful 2007 debut, the Indianapolis Metal Fest is returning this September 26 and 27 to prove itself as the Midwest's premiere metal festival.

The festival includes an assortment of headliner-status and personally-chosen unsigned artists, including three bands that will be making their U.S. debuts. Bands already confirmed are: Dew Scented, Kittie, Divine Heresy, Mustasch, Daylight Dies, Bleed The Sky, Into Eternity, Ekotren, Skeletonwitch, The Destro, Gigan (ex-Hate Eternal), Psyopus, Level-C, Obszon Geschopf, Black Chapel, Demiricous, Gates of Slumber, Threat Signal, and The Absence. In all, the festival will host 60 bands over the two days.

With an extensive background in the music business and live show promotion, promoter Rob Mason has modeled the Indianapolis Me...

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DAATH – Drummer Issues Recording Update

 RIGOR MORTIS

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 Rigor Mortis is a pioneering thrash metal band from Texas, founded in 1983 by Harden Harrison on drums, Casey Orr on bass, and Mike Scaccia on guitar. Bruce Corbitt soon joined the lineup thereafter, bringing a highly unique vocal delivery and stage presence to the group's horror-film themed music. They shared legendary bills early on with the likes of Megadeth and Slayer, recorded a self-titled debut in 1988 on Capitol Records, an album that greatly influenced countless others, including fellow Texan metal giants: Pantera. In 2008, they are reunited once again and scheduled to perform at this year's Ozzfest.

The Metal Den's Randy "Rocket" Cody turns in the following Q&A session with:

Bruce Corbitt 

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Rocket: Where were you born and raised?

Bruce: I was born in Dallas, Texas ...

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IN FLAMES – Updated European Tour Dates

MICK MARS 

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Motley Crue star Mick Mars is a prisoner of his own home when he's not on the road with his band because a debilitating form of arthritis has left him unable to drive anywhere.

The guitarist was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) when he was 19 and reveals the degenerative disease has left him unable to move his head.

He tells Blender magazine, "If I could go places I would, but I'm stuck. This stuff I have won't allow me to move my head, so I can't drive. It's quite an inconvenience."

And the aging rocker reveals his condition is shrinking him.

He adds, "This AS crap has shrunk me down really small. I used to be almost five-foot-nine, and I'm just a little over five-three now. It stinks… I'm just squashed."

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TROUBLE – Legends Of Doom Metal To Play SAFARI SAM’s In Hollywood July 10th

 

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Greece's explosive Rock 'Em All festival is set to go off July 20th at Lykabetus Theater in Athens.

What equates to being about as impressive a metal event lineup that you will find in the world today, featuring live powerhouse performances from: Venom, Iced Earth, Lacuna Coil, Meshuggah, Moonspell and Pain Of Salvation!

 

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Moshing for Jesus at “Christian Woodstock”

Nikki Sixx 

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"ALL THE GOOD AND ALL THE BAD OF TOURING HAS KICKED IN THE LAST FEW DAYS. I'M NOT ONE TO COMPLAIN ABOUT IT AS MUCH AS JUST POINT OUT THE FACTS..BOTH GOOD AND BAD OF COURSE……KATHERINE WAS OUT FOR THE FIRST FEW SHOWS AND WE HAD THE BEST TIME EVER.ITS WAS HER FIRST TIME SEEING ME IN TOUR MODE.SHES SEEN THE SONGS AND THE WHOLE SHOW COME TOGETHER, BUT TO SEE IT LIVING AND BREATHING LIVE ONSTAGE IS ENTIRELY DIFFERENT AND OF COURSE WAS PRETTY EXCITING FOR US TO SHARE TOGETHER. I HAVE TO SAY, MY SIDES HURT FROM LAUGHING FROM HANGING OUT TOGETHER, AND OF COURSE WE TATTOOED AND DID PHOTOS TOO (DUH )…….SHE STARTS FILMING SEASON THREE OF L.A.INK TODAY AND I KNOW THIS IS GONNA BE THE BEST SEASON OUT OF ALL OF THEM…JUST WATCH AND SEE……....

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BREW-TALITY Tour 2008 Kicks Off July 24th!

DRAGONFORCE 

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EL CORAZON 
 
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