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gODHEAD August
TuneLab reports: gODHEAD's new album 'The Shadow Line' will now see a August 29th release via Cement Shoes / Universal Records. [see full story for a link to a preview!]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Zakk Suit Fall Out
KNAC reports: A not-so-low-profile lawsuit brought by Black Label Society founder/guitarist Zakk Wylde against 357 Customs for false advertising, breach of contract and a host of other charges has lead to the resignation of the Wylde's webmaster. 

BLS Webmaster Chad Dyer has issued the following statement regarding his resignation:... Based on recent events related to the 357 Customs promotion, Zakk has requested that I resign as webmaster of zakkwylde.com, and in respect of his wishes, I have agreed to resign.... To clear up some confusion, I want to acknowledge that while I was acting as webmaster for zakkwylde.com, I was hired by 357 Customs to be its webmaster. I didn't realize that this would create a conflict of interest, and I didn't clear it with Zakk, his management or anyone else in the BLS camp. When Daniel Baugess asked me to post a promotion for 357 Customs on zakkwylde.com, I assumed the promotion was legitimate and would not be a problem...[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Alexisonfire Crisis
punkbands reports: Vagrant Records today announces that the company will release Crisis, the third full-length disc from rock band Alexisonfire. The St. Catharines, Ontario-based quintet have set August 22, 2006 as the release date for Crisis[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Darkest Hour, Misery Signals, From a Second Story Window and Versus the Mirror Tour Eh
antiMusic reports: Darkest Hour, Misery Signals, From a Second Story Window, and Versus the Mirror have teamed up for a North American tour. A few more dates are expected but here is what is lined up right now. 

8/7 Halifax, NS - Pavillion
8/8 Halifax, NS - The Attic
8/9 Quebec City, QC - Anti Hall
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Three Lock Keeling
PR reports: Versailles Records is excited to announce the last-minute inclusion of Kelly Keeling, former Blue Murder/Baton Rouge/King Cobra frontman, on lead vocals for the title track to our forthcoming release, 'Three Lock Box: A Millennium Tribute to Sammy Hagar', due in stores August 15th. Featuring guitar and bass tracks by Richard Kendrick, drums were performed by Matt Starr. The album additionally features current/former members of Hanoi Rocks, Skid Row, Zebra, Riot, the Uptown Horns, Lillian Axe, Dio, Saigon Kick, as well as Grammy winning keyboardist Randy Cantor, the Richard Kendrick, the RadioVipers, Shane Volk of One Bad Son, Chris Catena, Chris Heaven, Daniel Flores, Michael Gapys, 5150, Harry Slash, and others - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bigger Than Star Wars?
PR reports: "While other bands want to be bigger than Metallica, DragonForce," says Metal Hammer Magazine, "have the capacity to be bigger than Star Wars." Last week metal heroes DragonForce debuted at #1 on the Heatseekers Top New Artist Chart with 9,672 units sold of Inhuman Rampage, their latest US release and first for Roadrunner Records. Concurrently debuting at #103 on Billboard Top 200 Chart, Inhuman Rampage, in its first week alone, has already out-scanned Valley of the Damned and Sonic Firestorm's US cumulative sales, proving that the �Force is more powerful than ever. This week the band only saw a 24% drop (typical drop for metal bands is 60%) with 7,348 albums scanned, good enough for #2 on the Top New Artist Chart. As the band performs on Ozzfest's mainstage and headlines their own off-dates, the �Force is sure to continue building in strength and numbers through the rest of the year.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Digital Mitchell
PR reports: Texas country outfit The Travis Mitchell Band released a 3-song digital-only EP of new tracks entitled "The Show" on June 27th. The EP is available via all standard digital distribution portals. The band, who recently signed to Rock Ridge Music, will also be releasing their full-length debut, "Forget What's Wrong," nationally this fall. 

The TMB is a result of what happens when you combine a huge Texas Music fan, a Heavy Metal hipster and a Music Scholar with a degree in Jazz. While this band's roots are planted firmly within Texas Country, their live performance is a mix of heart-pounding rock with a country flare that is unmistakable. This young band (Travis Mitchell � vocals, rhythm guitar), Jonathon Bryant (bass), Josh Rocha (guitar), Mykell Morris (drums) - has accomplished much over the course of a year, already sharing the stage with some of Texas' favorite bands, like Cory Morrow, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Randy Rogers, Jason Boland, and Roger Creager to name a few. Counting among his influences Jack Ingram, Johnny Cash, Pat Green, Kevin Fowler, Radney Foster, and many others, Mitchell has developed his musical style and voice in venues throughout Texas.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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New York Dolls Instores
PR reports: The New York Dolls are officially back! On July 25th, the seminal rockers will release One Day It Will Please Us To Remember Even This, their first studio album in over 30 years. To celebrate the occasion, the band will perform a 30 minute set at the Tower Records on Broadway in NYC and at the Sunset strip location in LA. Free to the public, the band will do a signing afterwards.

TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2006 - TOWER RECORDS - 4TH & Broadway 7:00 PM


A full US tour will be announced shortly.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Eighteen Fools
PR reports: Eighteen Visions have recently re-designed their website. The new website launched yesterday with several new features.

In addition to re-launching the site 18 Visions have also started a new fan club called The Fools, which will launch July 18th (album release date). If you purchase the album you will receive a $5 discount coupon to the club.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Holly Brook Tour
PR reports: Machine Shop recording artist Holly Brook will be opening for Daniel Powter's summer tour. Holly's debut album Like Blood, Like Honey is IN STORES NOW! 

7/17 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts 
7/18 Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 club 
7/20 New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre 
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Mahavatar US Release
PR reports: Escapi Music will release the stateside debut of pan-world metal band Mahavatar, From the Sun, the Rain, the Wind, the Soil, on August 15th. It's an album that sounds as organic as its name implies, juxtaposing unique rhythmic thrusts against odd percussive latitudes. The two women at its core�vocalist Lizza Hasan (Israel) and lead guitarist Karla Williams (Kingston, Jamaica)�are a very special tandem of talent. Flanked by guitarist Shahar (Israel), bassist Szymon (Poland) and drummer Eran Asias (Israel), Lizza and Karla have fine-tuned their rather individualistic and eclectic dreamscape of sound into an anthemic metal statement for the ages. 

From metal aficionados to alternative curiosity seekers, the CD�previously released only in Europe with a different mix, mastering, title, personnel and two less cuts�is a testament to the spirituality, aggression, musicianship and fortitude of the two women at the helm of Mahavatar.[see full story for tracks]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Phishy Releases
PR reports: Rhino Records will be releasing a Phish 3-CD set & 2-DVD set, Live in Brooklyn, sold separately on July 11th. 

Live in Brooklyn was filmed and recorded June 17, 2004 at the Keyspan Park baseball field on Coney Island, the first show after Phish's emotional May 2004 announcement that their upcoming tour would be their last. The material on Live in Brooklyn ranges from Phish live classics such as "Suzy Greenberg," "Mike's Song" and "The Divided Sky" to rarities including "The Curtain With" and "Kung."[see full story for a preview]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Del the Funky Homosapien
PR reports: It's been six years, but Del the Funky Homosapien is finally back. Underground hip-hop stalwarts Hiero Imperium announce they will release the first ever DVD from the enigmatic rapper in late summer. The DVD's title, The 11th Hour, reads like a tongue-in-cheek nod to the break since Del's last release. "The 11th Hour refers to the last minute, or things that happen in the nick-of-time. People want to enforce time on others, but it's really out of our hands." The DVD features concert footage of Del classics, as well as a look at Del in his element at his home studio.... in stores 7/18/06, see the full story for taste.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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