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Dew-Scented Set Release
SMN reports: DEW-SCENTED have just announced the new album title and are also confirmed for the No Mercy Festivals 2007. DEW-SCENTED have chosen "Incinerate" as the title for their upcoming album, which will be released end of March 2007. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Denis Payton RIP
BBC reports: Musician Denis Payton, a founder member of rock group the Dave Clark Five, has died of cancer at the age of 63. 

Payton, who played saxophone, harmonica and guitar for the popular 1960s band, had been ill for some time. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Joseph Barbera RIP
BBC reports: Joseph Barbera, one half of the team behind such cartoon classics as The Flintstones, Yogi Bear, Scooby-Doo and Huckleberry Hound, has died, aged 95. 

He died of natural causes at home with his wife, Sheila, at his side. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 


Panic Channel Tour Plans
PR reports: Auld lang syne, indeed: The Panic Channel will join up with their friends in Rock Star Supernova for an extensive North American tour that launches on January 17th in Orlando, FL. Highlights include dates at New York City's Radio City Music Hall on January 31st and a Los Angeles area show at the Long Beach Arena on February 27th. 

1/17 Orlando, FL Hard Rock 
1/19 Norfolk, VA Constant Center
1/21 Albany, NY Pepsi Arena
1/23 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
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Sparta mewithoutYou Tour
PR reports: Sparta and mewithoutYou have announced a co-headlining tour with special guests Aloha! A limited number of tickets have been held for Sparta fans and will be available through a special presale that begins this Thursday, December 21st at 12 PM Local Time. By buying tickets through the presale, you'll be able to get your tickets before anyone else AND save some money on service charges. To buy tickets, use this link - http://sparta.ducatking.com/. 

Feb 22 Omaha, NE - Sokol Underground
Feb 23 Iowa City, IA - Picador
Feb 24 Springfield, MO - Remingtons Downtown
Feb 25 Dallas, TX - Gypsy Ballroom
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LaBelle Gospel Tour Loses Faith
TMZ reports: Patti LaBelle pulled the plug on her sold-out "Gospel According to Patti" mega-church tour, citing inconsistencies, breach of contract and failed obligations of the promoter -- leaving disappointed fans in Philadelphia, Cleveland, St. Louis and elsewhere. 

"I really had hoped to continue to reach the gospel audience ... but I have an obligation to my staff to make sure they can keep their plans without last minute changes and to make sure they are paid for the work they do," said the OneTouch spokeswoman and long-nailed warbler. Good lookin' out, Patti.

Patti is hoping that they can find another promoter to handle the tour. Her CD, The Gospel According to Patti LaBelle, is #1 on the Billboard Gospel chart.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Grave Digger Set Release
Kayos reports: Who could have possibly even imagined when Germany's Grave Digger debuted in 1984 with Heavy Metal Breakdown that 22 years and 14 albums later, the band's Liberty Or Death-to be released January 30 via Locomotive Records (distributed stateside by Ryko)-would represent the state of the metal art. Vocalist Chris Boltendahl, bassist Jens Becker, drummer Stefan Arnold, guitarist Manni Schmidt and keyboardist HP Katzenburg have fashioned an elaborate hard-hitting manifesto of pure adrenaline. 

Over a year in the making, Liberty Or Death is, indeed, more than just a battle cry. Call it a lifestyle, if you will. Its themes of adventure, freedom, war and peace are universal, rife with inspiration. One can consider the album in its totality as a "journey across the history of the human race," according to its authors.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Coliseum Relapse
PR reports: Relapse Records is proud to announce the signing of Louisville, KY's COLISEUM. COLISEUM (Ryan Patterson (BLACK CROSS, ex-THE NATIONAL ACROBAT) - guitars / vocals, Mike Pascal - bass and Chris Maggio - drums) is a powerhouse punk/hardcore outfit formed by long-time friends in the Louisville D.I.Y. hardcore scene who share a love for early British acts such as DISCHARGE, GBH, and MOTORHEAD. 

COLISEUM has begun writing for what will become their Relapse full-length debut and are scheduled to record in May 2007 with long-time friend and CONVERGE guitarist Kurt Ballou in his God City studio. Patterson comments on the writing progress: "We have eight songs finished or in demo stages now and are shooting for around 16 when we enter the studio, so we can leave with a 10 or 12 song album and a few songs for splits, singles, etc. So far, most of the songs have shaped up to be about death or religion... That just seems to be the climate that prevails these days." COLISEUM recently posted a rough unreleased demo track they recorded with Matt Bayles (MASTODON, ISIS, BOTCH, BURIED INSIDE) while on tour this fall via their MySpace site- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Stax Records Returns
PR reports: In honor of the 50th anniversary of the legendary label Stax - home to many of soul music's most enduring recordings - Concord Music Group is pleased to announce a year of activity that will include deluxe reissues, special events and the reactivation of the label with a slate of new signings. 

It's a fitting tribute to Stax that not only will its past glories be suitably honored during 2007, but its future will be assured as well. The first new signings to Stax include soul luminary and Stax patriarch Isaac Hayes and superlative vocalist Angie Stone. Isaac Hayes remains an integral force in Stax and beyond, and Angie Stone is widely regarded as one of her generation's few heirs to the grand tradition of R&B. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Talking Pirates
PR reports: TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 116 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. In this episode, host Mark Strigl interviews Swashbuckle, a Pirate Metal band discovered by Guns N' Roses guitarist, Bumblefoot. Also interviewed is Q*Ball, president of Swashbuckle's label, Bald Freak Records, and Bumblefoot's musical collaborator. Additional topics covered by co-host John Ostronomy and Strigl include Martin Popoff, Johnny Goldman, and Talking Metal's new streaming radio show on Live365.com's Bionic Radio. Photos as well as the 30-minute podcast can be downloaded at the full story link.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Three Days Grace Tours
PR reports: Three Days Grace has announced touring plans for 2007. The Canadian rockers will kick off touring for 2007 in Sun Valley, UT on January 13th, then hitting the road with Buckcherry until February 9th when they will join up with Flyleaf for a few weeks. Then on February 20th they will meet up with Nickelback for a month long of arena touring. 

1/13/07 Sun Valley, UT - Sun Valley Ski Resort w/Hinder 
1/18/07 Detroit, MI - Harpo's Concert Theatre
1/19/07 Columbus, OH - The LC Pavilion w/Buckcherry
1/20/07 Ft. Wayne, IN - Piere's w/Buckcherry
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Ignite London
PR reports: IGNITE have confirmed they will be playing a one-off London show in February 2007 as part of their European tour with Death By Stereo & Burn The 8 Track. Ignite, the darlings of Orange County, whose fan base has largely been developed through near-constant global touring, deliver a passionate and truly unique mix of hardcore, rock, and punk that has taken them and their message to over 30 countries worldwide. Their latest album 'Our Darkest Days' was produced and mixed by Cameron Webb (Social Distortion, Motorhead, Sum 41) shows a matured version of the intelligent, socially and politically aware, melodic brand of hardcore that IGNITE fans have come to expect. Vocalist Zoli Teglas has recently been in the studio contributing vocals to the new Social Distortion album

We expect to be announcing further UK shows for the band in the early part of 2007.IGNITE w/ Death By Stereo & Burn The 8 Track 27th February 2007 - London Islington Academy- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Flaming New Year's
PR reports: On December 31, London Live, the musical jewel of INHD Network's primetime MOJO lineup, will celebrate its successful first season of delivering high intensity concerts from The Koko Club in London with a New Year's Eve special, London Live New Year's Countdown, 10 PM-12 midnight ET and 1 AM-3 AM ET. The show will contain the most popular concert performances-as voted on by the fans-from its first 20 shows in groundbreaking state-of-the-art high definition, 1080i picture and Dolby 5.1 sound.

20 ARTISTS; 20 SONGS; 20 BLISTERING PERFORMANCES: London Live New Year's Eve Countdown, hosted by British television personality Joe Mace, can serve as soundtrack and visual focus for any high-energy New Year's Eve party. Rock your night with The Flaming Lips and Yeah Yeah Yeahs (who are up against each other for the 2006 "Best Alternative Album" Grammy), amidst a bevy of genre-busting bands that fans of the show voted on in a three-week period of website inter-activity (see full story link), resulting in the inclusion of Snow Patrol, Franz Ferdinand, Nelly Furtado, Morrissey, The Streets, Blur guitarist Graham Coxon, Paul Weller (The Jam), A-Ha, The Rifles, Craig David, Primal Scream, Placebo, Phoenix, Goldfrapp, Lost Prophets, Juanes, Matt Willis and The Zutons. 
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MTV Fall Out Boy
PR reports: The new Fall Out Boy video premiers today on MTV (December 19th) at 11PM and ALL DAY on MTV.com. Its for the first single "This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race" from the upcoming album "Infinity On High" which hits stores on February 06, 2007. You can check out a preview at the full story link. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Novembers Doom Tube
PR reports: Chicago dark metal act NOVEMBERS DOOM have posted the video for 'Autumn Reflection' (off of 2005's The Pale Haunt Departure) and some live footage of their recent European tour on YouTube (see full story link)

In other news, the band has set February 20th, 2007 as the release date of their forthcoming album 'The Novella Reservoir' for THE END RECORDS. The album - recorded with Chris Djuricic, mixed by Dan Swanö [EDGE OF SANITY, BLOODBATH] and mastered by James Murphy [TESTAMENT, DEATH] - is the follow-up to 'The Pale Haunt Departure.'- Click Here for the Full Story 

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