Monthly Archives December 2010

TOOL – Add New 2011 Dates!


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American alternative metal act TOOL have scheduled two headliner dates next to their appearance in the “Big Day Out Festival” down under early in 2011. JAKOB band will be in support at the gigs. Here are the dates:

1/24 Brisbane, AUS – Brisbane Entertainment Centre
2/02 Melbourne, AUS – Sidney Myer Music Bowl

http://www.toolband.com/

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SONS OF TONATIUH – To Embark On U.S. Tour This January


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Atlanta (USA) sludge merchants, SONS OF TONATIUH are about to embark upon a fourth U.S. tour this January in support of their self-titled debut full-length. The mighty Hollow Leg from Jacksonville, Florida will be joining the band for the first three shows . After that, the band will be tearing its way across through New Orleans and back around through Shreveport before winding down in Chattanooga, Tennessee with the likes of Hot Graves, Death Before Dying, Car On Fire, Cognitive Dissonance, Currents and Black Pussy among others. “We’ll try and keep the church burning down to a minimum as we continually raise the dead of our ancestors through our witchcraft,” said the band in a collective statement. “So come out see what we’re all about and we’ll promise to deliver a good time.”

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DEAN GUITARS – Live From Namm 2011 Webcast!



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Den Headz, Dean Guitars is the first, and to-date, only NAMM exhibitor to give end-users around the world an all-access ticket to all of the NAMM floor action with their multi-camera, real-time HD webcast. This year is no exception as Dean will unveil it’s top of the line 2011 instruments while presenting an impressive schedule of artist signings, exclusive interviews, instrument spotlights, live contests, giveaways and more.

Artists scheduled for signings and interviews in the one-stop combined Dean Guitars + ddrum booth include:
Dave Mustaine & Shawn Drover of MEGADETH, Michael Schenker, Dave Lombardo of SLAYER, Uli Jon Roth, Eric Peterson of TESTAMENT, Vinnie Paul, Tom Maxwell and Bob Zilla of HELLYEAH, Tracii Guns of LA GUNS, Eric Bass of SHINEDOWN, David Vincent & Tim Yeung of MO...

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BUZZOV•EN – Announce February Tour!


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Continuing to devastate America one tour at a time, sludgemongers BUZZOV•EN today announce their third tour installment since reuniting early in the year. Hitting all new markets throughout the Southern and Southeastern US this time, the band will hit the old dusty trail again in early February with Virginia’s sludgesters Cough providing direct support. Confirmed appearances on this newly announced rampage are as follows:

BUZZOV•EN Winter 2011 Tour:

2/04/2011 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC w/ Cough
2/05/2011 The Jinx – Savannah, GA w/ Cough
2/07/2011 Siberia – New Orleans, LA w/ Cough
2/08/2011 Walters on Washington – Houston, TX w/ Cough
2/09/2011 Trees – Dallas, TX w/ Cough
2/10/2011 Downtown Music – Little Rock, AR w/ Cough
2/11/2011 Hi Tone – Memphis, TN w/ Cough
2/13/2011 So...

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The Origin of Metal’s All-Time Biggest Inside Joke: “MEGABRETH”


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In 1992, PANTERA opened for MEGADETH on the “Countdown to Extinction Tour”. As the ‘alleged’ story goes, drummer Nick Menza, spurred on by zany media comments made by MEGADETH’s attention seeking leader Dave Mustaine, who felt PANTERA had indeed ripped off his band’s sound, went out of his way – backstage at concerts – to tell anyone (who would listen) that Dimebag sucked on guitar and PANTERA vocalist Philip H. Anselmo was full of himself and that he could kick the macho singer’s ass in a fight if it came right down to it.

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Well, word got around to Philip and Dimebag Darrell about what Menza had ‘allegedly’ stated, thanks to the now deceased Jill Marie Abbott, a close friend of the PANTERA band (and at one time Philip’s actual girlfriend) that Nick Menza was “Talking all this shit a...

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KHORS – New Track Stream Available


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Den Headz, AOL Noisecreep is currently streaming “Sacrament Of Buyan,” the eighth track from KHORS’ latest full-length, Return To Abandoned, released last month via Paragon Records. On their fourth long player, the Ukrainian black metal horde yield the harsher, brooding sounds of earlier works whilst mixing in the melancholy and atmosphere of 2008’s unsung blackened gem, Mysticism. “Sacrament Of Buyan,” is based in Slavic mythology — Buyan is reportedly the only place where you’ll find “Koschei the Deathless” soul buried inside a needle inserted into an egg that lurks in a magical oak tree.

To check out “Sacrament Of Buyan,” point your browser HERE.

http://www.khors.info

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CROWBAR – New Video Online


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CROWBAR have unleashed a new music video for the song entitled “The Cemetery Angels” online. The track is taken from the bands new album “Sever The Wicked Hand“, which is slated for a February 8th release date via E1 Music. Check it out HERE.

http://www.crowbarmusic.com/

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PHILIP H. ANSELMO’s Former Girlfriend Found Dead


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Jill Marie Abbott, a former girlfriend of legendary PANTERA/DOWN vocalist, Philip H. Anselmo, was found dead in the Oakland Hills this past Friday. She was only 40 years old. According to San Jose Mercury News, how her naked body got there, and the exact circumstance of how she died remains a mystery. Police said that toxicology results will help them determine whether to rule her death a homicide.


(Abbott pictured with Pantera drum tech Kat Brooks)

Miss Abbott was raised in a Catholic family and despite her bouts with alcohol and stripping over the years, was generally loved by all of her friends within the heavy metal community.


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She coincidentally shared late guitarist Dimebag Darrell Abbott’s last name...

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FEAR FACTORY – Postpone US Tour Dates!


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Den Headz, FEAR FACTORY, have just made the following announcement: “Unfortunately U.S Tour dates are postponed new dates TBA. Happy New year.”

FEAR FACTORY — guitarist Dino Cazares, vocalist Burton C. Bell, bassist Byron Stroud and drummer Gene Hoglan — spent the greater part of 2010 touring in support of their critically-acclaimed Mechanize full-length released in February via Candlelight Records. Decibel magazine called Mechanize the “greatest FEAR FACTORY full-length in more than a decade,” while Revolver noted, “the record marks a clear return to the classic FEAR FACTORY sound. The result rings familiar but also fresh; even in the very futuristic year of 2010...

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GRIMUS – Signs With INNERSTRENGTH RECORDS


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New Jersey (USA) death metal act GRIMUS recently inked a record deal with New York-based Innerstrength Records. Commented the band of the union: “We are pleased to announce our new deal with Innerstrength Records! They put out some great, quality, heavy underground music and we’re excited to be part of their growing roster. Be on the alert for GRIMUS coming to a venue near you as well as some new music next year.”

GRIMUS released their pummeling Gutter Earth EP earlier this year. The four-track offering was recorded and mixed by guitarist Marco Bobadilla and mastered by Bill Henderson at Azimuth Mastering. Gutter Earth is available for free download HERE and is also streaming in its entirety on the band’s official MySpace page.

Check out the music video for “Bait” from their debut ...

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