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Muse Uprising on MTV Today
Warner Bros reports: The video for "Uprising," the first single from Muse's new album The Resistance, will premiere in the U.S. on MTV starting at 3AM, opening AMTV on Thursday, September 17th. The video, which was directed by New York's Hydra, will also premiere that day on MTV2, mtvU, MTV Hits, MTV.com, MTV Tr3s, VH1.com, and Logo. The video will also be available all day on mtvmusic.com.

"Uprising" is the British rock trio's first No. 1 single in the U.S. as it currently sits atop the Mediabase Alternative Rock radio chart. The track is the first single from the band's new studio album The Resistance, which was produced by Muse and mixed by famed audio engineer Mark 'Spike' Stent. The current SPIN magazine cover stars, who performed at Sunday's 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, will be special guests at select shows for U2, including two shows at Giants Stadium in New York, on September 23rd and 24th.

For the last few years, Muse, which is vocalist/guitarist Matt Bellamy, bassist Chris Wolstenholme, and drummer Dom Howard, have played to sell-out crowds throughout the U.S., Asia, Australia, and Europe in support of their previous album Black Holes and Revelations, which debuted at No. 9 on Billboard's album chart in July 2006. In the U.S., the band--who hail from the tiny town of Teignmouth in Devon, England--performed at the Lollapalooza Festival, the Austin City Limits Music Festival, Las Vegas's Vegoose Festival, and KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas and sold out New York City's Madison Square Garden and The Forum in Los Angeles.
- http://www.muse.mu/

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Municipal Waste The World Tour
Adrenaline reports: Municipal Waste is pleased to announce the "Waste The World Tour 2009" Providing direct support on the tour will be Goatwhore from 11/06-11/16, The Accused, from 11/18-12/03, and Brutal Truth from 12/04-12/11. Appearing on all shows will be Phobia and Cauldron.

Singer Tony Foresta, had the following to say about the upcoming tour. "I'm really excited to finally get back on the road and do a full headlining WASTE tour in the states. It's been a really long time since we've done on our own headlining run and I think it has been long past due.

"People should expect a far more rowdier gig then the ones we've played while opening for bands. I'm looking forward to trashing venues all over the states. I'm also really pumped about the bands on this tour. It is going to be one to remember! - more on this story

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Suicide Silence Touring with Megadeth and Machine Head
PR reports: Suicide Silence, will bring their devastating live performance to the masses alongside the legendary Megadeth this fall. The North American trek, which kicks off on Nov. 14th, also features Machine Head with support coming from Arcanium and Warbringer on select shows.

Suicide Silence kicked off their worldwide touring cycle for their new album, No Time To Bleed, as part of the massive North American "Pedal To The Metal" tour performing alongside Mudvayne, Black Label Society, Static-X, Dope and Bury Your Dead. The band are firing on all cylinders and are deadlier than ever. This is the future of metal, so get your ----in' asses out to these shows because all of your buddies will be rubbing it in your face if you don't.

Mitch Lucker (vocals) further states: "It is a ----in' huge honor to be touring this fall throughout North America with Megadeth and Machine Head, who our entire band worship. This is a big opportunity for us to take our crushing live shows to the unsuspecting masses and it's always a great feeling seeing the bewildered looks on people's faces during our sets as they weren't expecting to be bludgeoned to death for 30 minutes. We go out on stage with one sole intention in mind: to blow people's ----in' heads off. This is going to be one of the biggest parties of the year, so we hope to see you all out there for a crushing night of unrelenting metal the way it was meant to be delivered by some of the all time best. ---- yeah." - more on this story

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Orphanage Driven Again
MMP reports: Orphanage was probably one of the most influential Dutch Gothic metal bands, until their split up in 2005. Leaving behind a legacy of four amazing full-length albums, the band managed to capture the sheer essence of the genre in their music, each time delivering an unforgettable masterpiece. "Driven", Orphanage's final album from 2004, is by far the group's greatest work, showcasing brilliance in every aspect…

"Driven" was originally released by Nuclear Blast on April 13th, 2004. Right from the opening track it was clear that this was by far the group's heaviest and most brutal work yet. The amazing mixture of raw, edgy guitars with gloomy, atmospheric keyboard passages, backed with a magnificent collaboration of Oosthoek's growling and Van Der Aa's beautiful singing brought over an hour of truly enchanting Gothic metal. With such top-notch compositions as "The Sign", "Dead Grounds" and the instrumental "Black Gate", Orphanage proved their ability to write sophisticated, almost progressive music, perfectly joining heaviness and melody. The reviews for "Driven" were very promising – most critics praised the band for their similarities to such acts as early Crematory, The Gathering and even Meshuggah and Cynic, while some simply dubbed Orphanage "a brutal version of Within Temptation". Unfortunately, despite the successful reception of their fourth album, on October 18th, 2005 Orphanage officially announced their disbandment. "Driven" remains the strongest point in the group's entire discography, delivering a prime dose of brilliantly constructed Gothic metal.

Metal Mind Productions will re-release "Driven" on 5th October in Europe and 1st December in USA (via MVD). New digipak edition is limited to 2000 copies. Digitally remastered using 24-Bit process on a golden disc.
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Jawbox Reissue Set
PR reports: Seminal DC post-punk band Jawbox will reissue their consummate release, For Your Own Special Sweetheart, on November 24th. The album, which was originally released on Atlantic Records in 1994, sees the band returning to their roots at the renowned Dischord Records as well as their own DeSoto label, which will work together to release this reissue. Jawbox was one of the cornerstones of the pivotal DIY punk label, in good company with bands such as Fugazi, Minor Threat, Rites of Spring and Shudder To Think.

With the help of Dischord and engineer Bob Weston (Pixies, Jawbox, and member of Shellac), For Your Own Special Sweetheart is meticulously remastered and will be re-released on both CD and vinyl. And, according to bass player, Kim Coletta, "it just sounds a whole lot better." The collection will include the entire original song line-up along with three additional tracks that appeared on the Savory +3 EP released by Atlantic in 1994. The vinyl version will include a coupon redeemable for free digital download of all songs including the bonus tracks.

Jawbox arose from the primordial pond of DC's raucous, vibrant underground in 1989, bringing with them a loud, fast and spirited brand of punk rock that brought zealous fans into the pit in droves. Jawbox played their first show opening for Fugazi in 1989; For Your Own Special Sweetheart recalls the latter's hardcore leanings. After two releases on Dischord they captured the attention of Atlantic Records, with whom they released For Your Own Special Sweetheart, widely considered to showcase the band at its peak. The combination of heavy rhythms, guitar-driven soundscapes and hooky melodies both hark back to and distinguish the band from their roots among Dischord's finest underground offerings, the boundaries of which they constantly pushed. - more on this story

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Despised Icon Announce Day of Mourning Tour Dates
PR reports: Brutally intense, unrelenting and outright savage are just a few ways the metal community will describe the new offering from Montreal's hottest export Despised Icon as their new full-length effort, Day of Mourning is a true lesson in violence. This unrelenting new offering is set for a Sept. 22nd release.

All of you DI fanatics out there can rejoice as the band will be embarking on a massive North American headlining tour this fall with Through The Eyes of The Dead, ABACABB and Molotov Solution. This Lambgoat.com sponsored "Day of Mourning Tour" kicks off on Sept. 24th.

The group recently shot a new conceptual video for the album's vicious title track, "Day of Mourning," and it's definitely not your traditional metal video clip. The video was shot with famed Montreal hip hop video producers, Kartel Film. - dates and video link

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Gentlemen Husbands Giving Away Songs
PR reports: Cobourg's finest rock and roll band, Gentlemen Husbands, will follow up the release of their critically acclaimed debut EP with a free four song download available on the band's Myspace

In the same vein as The Band or Wilco, Gentlemen Husbands are the ultimate bearded bar band, yet with more energy and teenage angst.

The band has played alongside notable acts like Lucero and Attack in Black and has won over many new fans with their enthralling live sets. The band will cap off the already stacked 2009 with a slew of Ontario dates this fall. - Go here

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New Five Finger Death Punch Album and Tour
PR reports: Five Finger Death Punch are about to unleash their highly anticipated new album, War Is the Answer, on September 22nd, and will kick off their headlining SHOCK AND RAW Tour that same day. Before leaving for tour, Death Punch will start with a sold-out, hometown record release party and show in Las Vegas on Friday, September 18th at Wasted Space in the Hard Rock Casino.

In addition to the standard version of the album, 5FDP has also packed in some amazing extras into a deluxe edition of the album including a bonus DVD, locker poster, decal, special digi-pack artwork, two bonus tracks, and a fan club membership.

5FDP's legions of fans propelled their first album, The Way Of The Fist, to sell over 350,000 copies. With the new album and tour, Death Punch are ready to cement their reputation as modern icons of heavy music. - more on this story

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Ravenland's Delayed Album Finally Released
PR reports: After being delayed for a few months, due to the album's production, mastering, and printing, the long awaited Ravenland's new album, entitled "...and a Crow Brings Me Back", is finally available, released by the Brazilian Free Mind Records.

It was recorded in Fusão Studio, with production and mix by Ricardo Confessori (Angra, Shaman), who was also responsible for playing drums. The artwork cover was made by Gustavo Sazes (Arch Enemy, Septicflesh, Kamelot) and mastering by Waldemar Sorychta (Moonspell, Lacuna Coil, Samael, Therion, Tiamat). The album also features the guest appearance of Tommy Lindal (...in Deviltry, ex-Theatre of Tragedy), who played on "Velvet Dreams" and "The Crow" tracks.

The CD comes with multimedia bonus for PC and MAC, featuring the "End of Light" video clip, 268 pictures taken from its making of, and a short text about the love and death history which happened in the castle used as location for the clip.
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Century Media Turned InsideOut
Century Media reports: One of the world's most renowned and successful labels in the field of heavy music, Century Media Records, proudly announces a worldwide cooperation with InsideOutMusic & SuperballMusic, two prominent labels featuring the finest classic acts and hottest newcomers in progressive rock/metal, post-rock and alternative. Both labels will now be distributed worldwide by EMI Music and will keep their individual trademarks and stylistic direction.

Antje Lange, managing director of Century Media Records Europe comments: "We are really glad to now be cooperating with InsideOut and Superball – two well known labels with loads of fascinating artists. Not only are we delighted to release the highly anticipated new albums of Transatlantic and Oceansize, but having the labels' founder Thomas Waber in our office finally turns a friendship into a heartily welcomed business connection. As a proper kick-off for this cooperation, we are already working on a massive label-campaign with our worldwide distributor EMI for early 2010."

Thomas Waber, managing director of InsideOutMusic / SuperballMusic adds: "I am excited that we have found such competent and professional partners in Century Media and EMI as they really care about the music and artists we have to offer. I know the Century Media team for many years now and feel confident that this was the right decision for our bands. Both companies favour high quality instead of quantity and that is something we definitely have in common."
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Bad Veins Touring With The Subjects
PR reports: Bad Veins have been infecting the country with their fuzz-filled symphonic arrangements all summer long, introducing audiences to the irresistible melodies found on their self-titled debut released by Dangerbird Records.

The dynamic duo of Benjamin Davis (vocals, guitar, keys) and Sebastien Schultz (drums), currently out with label mates Division Day, will embark on a national co-headlining tour with The Subjects

The journey will kick off October 5 in Pittsburgh following a hometown headline show in Cincinnati October 3. - more on this story

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Live Nation Offer Club Passports
Live Nation reports: For a limited time only, concert fans can buy The Live Nation Club Passport for $49.99, All-In and No Fees, and see every show at Live Nation clubs in their city for the rest of the year, subject to availability. If you're a Live Nation Club Passport holder, and the show's not sold-out, you're in! The Live Nation Club Passport is available only at www.livenation.com.

Here's how it works. Beginning today concert fans go to LiveNation.com and purchase a Club Passport. A list of participating shows will be immediately available. Every Monday thereafter, Passport holders log on to LiveNation.com/Passport or follow LiveNation on Facebook or Twitter to see the list of participating club shows in their city and to reserve their ticket. From here, Club Passport holders just bring their Live Nation Club Passport number and photo I.D. to the club's box office and get right in, no extra charges, no hassles.

Participating shows and venues. Based on availability. Parking not included. Cannot be combined with other offers. The Live Nation Club Passport is good for one person only and does not guarantee entry. - more on this story

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. Pearl Jam Month: Yield
Yield is the safest Pearl Jam has ever been. It never gets too weird. It has a smooth production value. Yield plays like a collection of the best songs they had at the time, rather than the indulgent album with transitions and little oddities in between. (5 stars) - Read the full Pearl Jam Month: Yield review

. Rock Reads: The Autobiography by Bill Bruford
This book mimics the thrill of the rollercoaster ride that Bruford went on through decades of pounding the skins with prog-rockers Yes, King Crimson, Genesis, U.K., Gong, National Health and most recently with his modern jazz group Earthworks. (4 stars) - Read the full Rock Reads: The Autobiography by Bill Bruford review

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