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Kill Lost Prophets
punkbands reports: Kill Hannah recently released their new album Until There's Nothing Left Of Us with Atlantic Records on August 1st. The band will join Lost Prophets for tour dates extending through September. On October 18th both bands will be joined by Swedish metal-heads H.I.M. and modern rockers, Papa Roach. 

Tour Dates:
Thu Aug. 31 Reno, NV New Oasis
Fri Sept. 1 San Francisco, CA Last Day Saloon
Mon Sept. 4 Phoenix, AZ Marquee
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Kerrang Beats NME
PR reports: Chris Tryhorn of MediaGuardian.co.uk reports that rock magazine Kerrang! has overtaken its weekly music rival New Musical Express and opened up a gap of nearly 6,000 copies between them.

Kerrang!, which has just celebrated its 25th birthday, sold an average of 80,186 copies in the six months between January and June this year, up 5.3% on the second half of 2005, or 24.2% year on year.

Meanwhile, IPC-owned NME dropped 3.4% compared with the previous ABC period, to 74,206, taking it below the Emap-owned Kerrang! for the first time. [Could it have been all of those Pete Doherty articles or maybe all the hyping of bands coming to America? - see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 


Label Fireballs Tour
Blabbermouth reports: L.A. rock warriors FIREBALL MINISTRY - who in recent months have toured alongside such heavyweights of rock and metal as DISTURBED, H.I.M., OPETH, NEVERMORE, CLUTCH and CKY, in addition to a one-off performance with JUDAS PRIEST - have posted the following message on their official web site:

"Bad news on the U.K. tour front. We have been forced to cancel the U.K. dates that were booked for September for no other reason that our record label not thinking that it was "worth while" to give us the financial support. We are very upset by this decision and would like to apologize to all the people who bought tickets and were excited to have us come back. Please know that no one is more dissapointed by this than the four members of FIREBALL MINISTRY.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lordi Cola
SMN reports: According to the BBC, Eurovision Song Contest winners LORDI are to be honoured with a cola named after them in their native Finland. 

The hard rock group's singer, known as Mr Lordi, has designed labels featuring the five members in their monster masks and one of the whole band. 

"The LORDI phenomenon has brought the whole nation together," said Ritva Sinisalo, of drink maker Olvi Group. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Wednesday 13's Fang Bang
PR reports: Wednesday 13, the former Murderdolls frontman whose campy reinvention of the horror core genre has turned the most pre-eminent of shock rocker, Alice Cooper into a fan, is set to release Fang Bang, a 13-track album set for a Sept. 12 via Rykodisc.[see full story for tracklisting]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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A Love Ends Suicide
PR reports: As I Lay Dying frontman and avid metalhead Tim Lambesis recently partnered up with Metal Blade Records to start his own imprint label, High Impact Recordings, and is very pleased to announce his inaugural signing; A LOVE ENDS SUICIDE out of West Covina, California. A LOVE ENDS SUICIDE (ALES) became a quickly growing act as a progressive/metal band. Be sure to look for A LOVE ENDS SUICIDE in a town near you, as they will continue to tour throughout the world in support of their debut full length In The Disaster which hits stores everywhere on September 5th 2006 .- Click Here for the Full Story 

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God Dethroned This Fall
PR reports: God Dethroned has revealed the cover artwork for their new album The Toxic Touch due out in the US in Fall 2006. [see it at the full story link along with tracklisting] The Dutch Deathsters are also gearing up for another Blitzkrieg European tour with Vader & Severe Torture. 

The Toxic Touch is the band's 6th album for Metal Blade Records and was recorded at Soundlodge Studios in Germany with Producer Joerg Uken. Mastering was handled at Wisseloord Studios in Holland .[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Funeral Pyre Tour
PR reports: LA based black/death metal powerhouse, The Funeral Pyre, have almost completed booking their US tour w/ Antagonist in support of their new album "The Nature of Betrayal" which will be released nationally September 12th via Creator-Destructor Records.

09/5 -Albuquerque, NM - the compound
09/6 - Wichita, KS -The Eagle's Lodge North
09/7 -Moline, IL - Cara's Studio
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Goons Of Doom Tour
PR reports: Goons Of Doom, The Story of Dead Barbie & Ghost came out last Tuesday: It features a generous 16 tracks as varied as the band members themselves. Hard thrashing blood soaked anthems, lonely mellow beatnik poems, uplifting neon folk, totally homoerotic horror pop and more. 

9/2/06 Santa Cruz, CA Coastline Brewery
9/4/06 Los Angeles, CA Star Shoes
9/5/06 Hollywood, CA Safari Sams
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As Tall As Lions Tour
PR reports: Hailing from Long Island, NY, As Tall As Lions combine intense moments á la Coldplay with the anthemic aspects of Muse and sheer beauty of Jeff Buckley to create a surging indie rock sound of their own. Their self-titled album just hit stores this week and their hitting the road to support it. 

8/21 New York, NY Knitting Factory 
8/22 Buffalo, NY The Buffalo Icon 
8/23 Detroit, MI The Shelter 
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The Red Jumpsuit Tour
PR reports: Catch The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus on their new upcoming tour with Monty Are I. RJA's debut album, Don't You Fake It, is out now on Virgin Records. New tour dates are listed below.

08/25 Sparks NV The New Oasis 
08/26 Pomona CA The Glass House 
08/28 Salt Lake City UT Avalon Theater [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Zombi American tour
PR reports: Fresh on the heels of a wildly successful European Tour with ISIS and acclaimed performance at the respected Supersonic Festival, Pittsburgh's sci-fi instrumental rock duo ZOMBI has announced North American fall tour plans with SUPERSYSTEM.

ZOMBI will pair up with Touch and Go's SUPERSYSTEM (formerly Dischord act GUAPO) for a four-week tour circling the U.S. and including Eastern Canada.[see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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