Super-Violent Animals: Peter Atkinson's Interview with Exodus Guitarist Gary Holt
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“This album is a masterpiece. People are going to shit when they hear (it). I think it’s the best thing we’ve done since Bonded By Blood.”

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HOLY SHIT
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Metal legends IRON MAIDEN have revealed the title of their new album, THE FINAL FRONTIER and details of their highly anticipated 2010 North American tour, announced Live Nation today. With 22 dates confirmed, the Live Nation promoted tour will open in Dallas, Texas, on June 9 and finish in Washington D.C. on July 20, making it their most extensive North American tour in many years.

The new album is expected to be released in late summer and following the North American tour, the The Final Frontier World Tour will continue to Europe for a few select major festival and stadium shows. WITH MOTHERFUCKING DREAM THEATER

JUNE
  Wed     09      Dallas, TX              Superpages.com Center
  Fri     11      Houston, TX             Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
  Sat     12      San Antonio, TX         AT&T Center
  Mon     14      Denver, CO              Comfort Dental Amphitheatre 
  Wed     16      Albuquerque, NM         The Pavilion
  Thu     17      Phoenix, AZ             Cricket Wireless Pavilion
  Sat     19      San Bernardino, CA      San Manuel Amphitheatre
  Sun     20      Concord, CA             Sleep Train Pavilion
  Tue     22      Auburn, WA              White River Amphitheatre
  Thu     24      Vancouver, BC           GM Place
  Sat     26      Edmonton, AB            Rexall Place
  Tue     29      Saskatoon, SK           Credit Union Centre
  Wed     30      Winnipeg, MB            MTS Centre
  JULY
  Sat     03      Toronto, ON             Molson Amphitheatre
  Wed     07      Montreal, QC            Bell Centre
  Sun     11      Holmdel, NJ             PNC
  Mon     12      New York, NY            Madison Square Garden
  Wed     14      Pittsburgh, PA          First Niagara Pavilion
  Thu     15      Cleveland, OH           Blossom Music Center
  Sat     17      Detroit, MI             DTE Energy Music Theatre
  Sun     18      Chicago, IL             First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
  Tue     20      Washington D.C.         Jiffy Lube Live

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THIS COUNTS!
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Helmet's new album is being mastered… not long now!

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The highest forms of bliss and therapy can come in the form of chest-rattling bass drums, screeching guitar solos and soaring vocals.

I’ve been to concerts from The B-52’s to Snoop Dogg, but the best way to do it live is with heavy metal.

Now, I reference heavy metal in a broad way. Any time you can see a group you like, whether they are mainstream hard rock, or thrash, or death metal, it’s worth every cent.

From the moment the roadies test the kick drum and send shockwaves through the rib cages of the thousands of black-clad faithful — the atmosphere and intensity will begin to rise to epic proportions.

The power of the music is unreal and I can honestly say the money I’ve unloaded over the last few years to experience bands like Killswitch Engage, Disturbed and most of all Metallica, has been well spent.

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Mastodon Announce Spring Tour
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Never underestimate the endurance of Mastodon.

After 11 months of touring in 2009 -- including a run opening for Metallica in Europe and a stateside trek with Deathklok as part of the Adult Swim Presents tour -- the Atlanta-bred progressive metal band have announced a new 37-date spring tour of North America.

The trek -- launched in continuing support of Mastodon's SPIN-approved 2009 release Crack The Sky -- kicks off on April 16 in Charleston, SC, and wraps up in Lexington, KY, on May 22. Fellow metal bands Baroness, Valiant Thorr, and Between The Buried And Me will support on select dates.

Tickets for all concerts go on sale Feb. 12, with certain presale tickets available on Feb. 11. Check out the complete tour itinerary below.

In related news, Mastodon have recorded the soundtrack for Jonah Hex, an upcoming film adaptation of the comic book series starring sexpot actress Megan Fox. Bassist Troy Sanders described the band's new music in an interview in late '09: "A lot of it was spacey, Melvins B-sides, Pink Floyd-like, surreal outer space, like Neil Young's Dead Man. Swirling, nausea music," he said.

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Aerosmith and Rage Against The Machine added to the Download 2010 line-up
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You want more headliners? You got it. We can confirm that as well as the already-announced AC/DC, the other two headliners on the Download 2010 are none other than one of America’s greatest Rock ‘N’ Roll bands Aerosmith and hip-hop punkers Rage Against The Machine.

Celebrating 40 years at the top, Aerosmith will return to the main stage at Donington Park for the first time in 16 years.

Last playing as headliners of the Donington Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1990 and 1994, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry et al return with their legendary juggernaut performance, one that has earned them the title of best-selling American rock band of all time.

Rage Against The Machine, who in a storm of publicity and heavy campaigning scored the UK Christmas No. 1 single last year, will for the very first time bring their sheer power of political alternative, hip-hop, punk rock to the festival’s main stage.

To this day, Rage Against The Machine, who were presented the Hall Of Fame Award by Kerrang! Magazine in 2008, remain one of the most popular and influential political bands in contemporary music.

The excitement doesn’t end there though, as we’ve also added Jared Leto’s phenomenal THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS, SlipKnot frontman Corey Taylor’s other band STONE SOUR and iconic punk rocker BILLY IDOL to the line-up.

Also on the bill are LAMB OF GOD, one of rock's most brutal live bands, and the incredible FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, who were one of the biggest highlights from last year’s festival.

Don’t miss your chance to experience these band, plus over a hundred others when Download returns to Donington Park in June, celebrating 30 years of rock heritage at the illustrious site.

Tickets to Download 2010 are on sale now - GET YOURS HERE.

CANNIBAL CORPSE announces The Evisceration Plague Tour
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CANNIBAL CORPSE Announces The Evisceration Plague Tour Out This Spring

Other bands included in lineup are 1349, Skeletonwitch, & Lecherous Nocturne.

Pre sale tickets and VIP Premium Packages will be available through Artist Arena starting on Wed. Feb. 17th at 3PM local time, while supplies last: http://tixx1.artistarena.com/cannibalcorpse/

Dates:

Tue/Apr-20 Orlando, FL Club @ Firestone
Wed/Apr-21 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Thu/Apr-22 Raleigh, NC Volume 11 Tavern
Fri/Apr-23 Springfield, VA JAXX
Sat/Apr-24 Worcester, MA Palladium (Metal Fest)
Sun/Apr-25 Long Island, NY Crazy Donkey
Tue/Apr-27 Montreal, QC Club Soda
Wed/Apr-28 Toronto, ON Opera House
Thu/Apr-29 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Fri/Apr-30 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Club
Sat/May-01 St. Paul, MN Station 4
Sun/May-02 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
Mon/May-03 Denver, CO Gothic
Wed/May-05 San Francisco, CA Slim's
Thu/May-06 Los Angeles, CA House Of Blues
Fri/May-07 Tucson, AZ The Rock no 1349
Sat/May-08 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater no 1349
Mon/May-10 Corpus Christi, TX House of Rock no 1349
Tue/May-11 Austin, TX Emo's no 1349
Wed/May-12 Houston, TX Wired Live no 1349
Thu/May-13 New Orleans, LA House of Blues no 1349
Fri/May-14 Jacksonville, FL Freebird Live no 1349
Sat/May-15 Tampa, FL tate Theater no 1349

Bassist Alex Webster comments; "We are very excited to announce our tour with 1349, Skeletonwitch, and Lecherous Nocturne. This is a killer lineup of bands that we're sure our fans will love. Prepare for an evening of pure sonic brutality!”

Sure buddy, anyways idek i got this as a random email today. Thought some would be interested

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Iron Maiden complete work on new album
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It has been confirmed that Iron Maiden have just completed work on their brand new album. This new album, their first since 2006's killer 'A Matter Of Life And Death', has seen the band take refuge in the Bahamas with producer Kevin Shirley.

A post on Shirley's personal website runs: "There's still work to do, but the band portion is complete and in the can, so to speak."

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Megadeth founder and frontman epic bitch Dave Mustaine has announced the return of original bassist David Ellefson to the iconic multi-platinum group.



This reunion is appropriately timed to Megadeth’s upcoming historic month-long Rust In Peace 20th anniversary tour which launches March 1 in Spokane, WA.  At these incredibly special shows, Megadeth will play their landmark, genre-defining 1990 album Rust In Peace in its entirety, in addition to other Megadeth favorites.

"This shows the power of brotherly love and forgiveness money,” Mustaine says.  “David Ellefson belongs in Megadeth. Next we are going to show you the power of getting your asses kicked...HARD!"

David Ellefson concurs: "This is a huge moment for all of us, band and fans alike. It is a great celebration of the music from one of the biggest landmark albums of our career."

Ellefson will join Mustaine and Megadeth band members Shawn Drover (drums) and Chris Broderick (guitar) on tour in support of the group’s current CD Endgame, which has received some of the highest critical accolades of the band’s career.

"We'd like to thank James LoMenzo for several years of loyal service on the bass, and wish him the very best," Mustaine adds.

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Remastered Behind The Music Episodes
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VH1 has updated some of their previous "Behind The Music" episodes for a new run on VH1 Classic starting Saturday, February 6. The shows pick up where the original "Behind The Music" left off with new interviews, live footage, and video clips that update the stories . . . you can check ours out at 10 PM EST on February 6 with repeats several times as listed below. Other artists getting the "remastered" treatment include Genesis, Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Judas Priest, and John Lennon.


02/07/2010 11:00:00 P Sunday
02/08/2010 01:30:00 P Monday
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02/09/2010 12:00:00 P Tuesday
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02/11/2010 11:00:00 A Thursday
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02/12/2010 07:00:00 P Friday
02/16/2010 07:00:00 P Tuesday
02/19/2010 06:00:00 P Friday
02/20/2010 02:00:00 P Saturday

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