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Black Crowes Nix Date
headbangernyc reports: The Black Crowes show on Thursday, October 30th at Manhattan Center's Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City has been canceled due to a scheduling conflict.

Fans holding tickets for the canceled October 30th show will be able to use their tickets for The Black Crowes shows on either October 27, 28 or 31 at the Manhattan Center's Hammerstein Ballroom or be issued a refund from the original place of purchase. - more on this story

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Testament Hire Mega Temp
Adrenaline reports: Bay Area thrash legends Testament have recruited guitarist Glen Drover (ex-Megadeth, King Diamond) to fill in for Alex Skolnick on their upcoming Mexican tour dates with Judas Priest.

Due to Alex's prior commitment to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the band sought out Glen Drover to fill in. The band rehearsed together all week and sounds sharper than ever!

Glen says, "I am really looking forward to playing these 4 upcoming shows in Mexico with my buddies in Testament, along with Judas Priest. We are totally going to crush!"
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Darker My Love Headlining Tour
PR reports: With an acclaimed new album, sold out dual-city residencies, and a jaunt supporting The Dandy Warhols already under their belt in 2008, Darker My Love will wrap up a whirlwind year with their own North American headlining tour.

Continuing their non-stop support of their sophomore album, 2, released August 5 on Dangerbird Records, the tour will kick off November 13 in San Francisco.

Get a glimpse of Darker My Love's incendiary live show this Tuesday, October 28 when Fuel TV's "The Daily Habit" airs their performances of the aforementioned "Blue Day" and "Two Ways Out." - more on this story

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Gojira Top Chart, Plan Tour
PR reports: Gojira catapulted to the top of Billboard's New Artist chart this week with the release of The Way Of All Flesh, the band's second release for Prosthetic Records, while simultaneously debuting at #138 on the Billboard Top 200.

Lamb of God's Randy Blythe (who contributed vocals to "Adoration for None") says of the French quartet, "There's a beauty to their music because of he mindset behind it. They're very conscientious people, and everything they do is affected by their environment."

Blythe's comment touches on the band member's dedication to highlighting environmental issues and the state of the planet. Catch them on tour next month with /In Flames, All That Remains, 36 CrazyFists - more on this story

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No End in Sight for Pro-Pain
PR reports: Pro-Pain's 11th album, the aptly titled "No End in Sight," is now available in stores via Regain Records.

The album includes special guest appearances from Pro-Pain friends and family, like Cannibal Corpse guitarist Rob Barrett, Bohse Onkelz bassist Stephan Weidner, and Corey and Gary Meskil, Jr., both aspiring metal musicians.

After 16 years together, Pro-Pain has not lost an ounce of the rage and fury that has driven the band to create equally hard-hitting albums. - more on this story

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Cauldron Discuss Their New Earache
Earache reports: A brand new interview with Canadian heavy metal act Cauldron, who recently signed a multi album, worldwide deal with Earache Records, has been posted online.

The high-energy, traditional heavy metal three-piece have built a steady following while producing a fresh heavy metal sound built out of a passion and love for the genre, and a deep understanding of the elements that go into making memorable, straight-up metal music.

Check out the interview with Cauldron bassist Jason Decay, in which he talks about the band's obsession with heavy metal and gives some insight into the band's forthcoming debut album. Read the interview at Cauldron's - Earache Records profile page

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Cold War Kids Transmissions
Myspace reports: MySpace Music is proud to announce that Cold War Kids, will take part in the eighth installment of MySpace Transmissions, going live today.

MySpace Transmissions is a music program that empowers top recording artists with a new platform to create and distribute exclusive video content available for viral distribution and audio tracks available for purchase in the U.S. MySpace Transmissions underscores the company's commitment to building unique music programming and business models that benefit labels, bands, and fans.

MySpaceTransmissions featuring Cold War Kids will be available for free download and will include a brand new song "Coffee Spoon," exclusively for the MySpace Music community. - Go here

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Great White Gone Wild
PR reports: The famous Los Angeles Sunset Strip comes to Iowa in summer 2009! Great White will play the inaugural Rock Gone Wild festival in Algona, Iowa August 20-23, 2009.

For the first time, fans are able to purchase seats in all three tiers: platinum, VIP and general admission. Fans should act fast if they want to get wild in August 2009 - tickets are going fast for America's preeminent rock n' roll festival. - more on this story

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The Raveonettes Free EP and Tour Update
PR reports: The Raveonettes announced a string of digital-only releases for the home stretch of 2008. Fresh off the success of February's critical smash,Lust Lust Lust, the band coupled the announcement with a free remix EP featuring Lust re-envisionings, before offering up the electronic-influenced Sometimes They Drop By in late September.

The series continues today with the release of Beauty Dies, which further cultivates the Rave's signature guitar-led noir rock sound.

In other Raves news, the band will follow up their EP series with a short run of dates on both coasts, stopping in Boston, New York, and DC, before making a trip out West to play San Francisco and LA. - more on this story

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Artillery Remastered and Expanded
MMP reports: Metal Mind Productions presents rerelease of Artillery's third full length album "By Inheritance". New digipak edition includes 7 bonus tracks and is limited to 1000 numerated copies. Digitally remastered using 24-Bit process on golden disc. The release date is set up for 10th November 2008 in Europe and 25th November 2008 in USA (via MVD).

Artillery - back in the 80's they were one of the biggest European thrash sensations on the scene characterized by intense, energetic riffing and unique vocals of Flemming Ronsdorf, somewhat reminiscent of Slayer and Megadeth from the same era. Their debut album "Fear of Tomorrow" and the follow-up "Terror Squad" have gained a legendary status, becoming some of the most thrilling thrash releases of the late 80's period. - more on this story

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Defiance Reissue
MMP reports: Metal Mind Productions presents rerelease of the third studio album from Defiance in a new digipak edition limited to 1000 copies.

New edition includes 7 bonus tracks. Digitally remastered using 24-Bit process on golden disc. The re-issue will be available on 10th November 2008 in Europe and 25th November in USA (via MVD).

Defiance is nowadays considered one of the most inspiring thrash metal acts from the period of late 80's/early 90's, while "Beyond Recognition" stands as a true classic and the group's best work yet. - more on this story

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. James Live
A sold out crowd welcomed James back for their first Chicago show in well over a decade. The legend was true: James is one of the most electrifying live bands on the planet and their two hour show showcased them at their preeminent. - Read the full James Live review

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