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Northern Virginia-based trio Drugs of Faith has completed the final stages of an upcoming new EP to be released late this Autumn. The first new recordings to emerge since 2011’s “Corroded” album, Drugs of Faith let loose with four brand new tracks on the freshly finished “Architectural Failures” EP.

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According to The Pulse Of Radio, Steven Tyler appears today (September 10) on the syndicated “The Dr. Oz Show” and talks frankly about his long battle with addiction. Tyler recalls key moments in his journey, hitting rock bottom, and checking himself into the Betty Ford Center. He credits Dr. Harry Haroutunian — the physician director of the center — with helping him recapture his life. Dr. Haroutunian touches on how the AEROSMITH frontman has written the foreword to his new book “Being Sober”, and explains the message he wants readers to take away.

On the show, Tyler explains how he came to fall off the wagon after years of being straight: “I had a bunch of operations and simply didn’t follow my program and I kept the drugs by the side of my bed so I just did more instead of doing what was prescribed. Remember, I’m a very good drug addict because I’ve done it for so many years.”

On today’s show, Tyler makes a bold claim as to who’s to blame for getting drugs out to the masses these days: “Y’know who the new dealers are? They’re doctors. The dealers aren’t on the street. It’s not a shady guy on the street. Y’know how many doctors I’ve gone to and said, ‘I, I, I’m in a 12-Step program, I’ve been sober for. . .’ He goes, ‘Ah, good for you!’ On the way out he says, ‘You need something to sleep tonight?’ And I’m trying to tell him that I can’t take anything that’s mood altering, ’cause if I do, I like to ride it. We all do, right? You get on a water ski, you wanna go again next week. Kiss her — I wanna do it again [laughs]! It’s ‘euphoric recall,’ it’s not so odd. It’s what humans — y’know, we’re all touchy-feely; even those that say that they’re not and men that don’t cry, they still want to be touched by their mothers. Skin is the biggest organ in the body. So, we like that feeling of, y’know, opiates.”

Steven Tyler admits that he was left ravaged on every level from his years of addiction: “My sobriety cost me nothing less than everything. . . It’s serious when you lose your kids, your children, your wife, your band, your job and you’ll never understand why, because you’re an addict. You can’t figure that out.”

Check your local listings for “The Dr. Oz Show” stations and times.

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Meanwhile, singer Jonathan Davis talks partying: “What I’d give to be able to drink, do drugs and wake up feeling fine.”

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Don Doty, the original lead singer of classic late ’80s /early ’90s California thrashers DARK ANGEL, has released the following statement regarding the band’s upcoming reunion plans:

“Our dearest fans,

“It is with sadness that I see the events of the last days… and I cannot believe how far things have gone.

“When I headed out to start a reunion, I would have never dreamed things would have gone this far.

“I am saddened that you, our dearest fans, had to see this whole mess, and for my part, I apologize.

“There were many reasons why I left [DARK ANGEL] after ‘Darkness Descends’ — family but also drugs. I had lost my way and did what I thought was best for me and my family. Perhaps that was selfish of me.

“There had been at that time and afterwards other things going on in [DARK ANGEL], and should I be a lesser man, I would go and open that old can of worms. But it has been a long time, and some things should stay private for the sake of everyone involved. There is right and wrong on all sides, and that is all I shall say about this.

“I had hoped that the old grudges would have laid long enough for us as a band to be able to get over them and remember the good times of our friendship and give our fans the reunion they had asked for. Sadly, I was wrong, and I will take this opportunity to apologize to our fans for my mistake. I thought we could all be friends again and I opened my arms to all of my old friends without excluding anybody. Sadly, the things that were said to my face were not the things that had been said behind my back, and this lead to the current mess.

“I will not allow this to continue and stain our legacy any longer. The rest of the band have shown what they wanted, and I will obey their decision.

“If there is no room for Don Doty in DARK ANGEL, I will find my place somewhere else. I did not imagine my return to music to happen outside of DARK ANGEL, but life is full of surprises.

“I will not give up.

“I wish my fellow members of [DARK ANGEL] all the best with a reunion that will hopefully go better than the one in 2002.”

DARK ANGEL‘s management issued a statement yesterday accusing Don Doty of displaying a “lack of responsibility” by posting “false information” and starting “unfounded rumors” that have been “creating confusion” among the group’s fans. The management confirmed that DARK ANGEL will reform for a limited number of appearances in 2014 with a lineup that will feature Gene Hoglan (drums), Jim Durkin (guitar), Ron Rinehart (vocals) and Michael Gonzalez (bass). Guitarist Eric Meyer is also expected to be involved.

Doty made an online posting earlier this week in which he claimed that Hoglan would not take part in the DARK ANGEL reunion because Gene was “unable to make the practices” due to his “many commitments.”

DARK ANGEL guitarist Jim Durkin said in a statement last month that any talk of the band’s reunion was “premature,” and added that “when I was last in the band, Ron Rinehart was my singer. And IF the band were to come back and continue. he would STILL be my singer. He was our rock when we needed him and there is NO WAY I would do this without him. He and I talk daily and are as close now as ever. If anything, all this talk has brought us all back into more frequent contact! Which is a wonderful thing.”

DARK ANGEL released two albums with Don Doty on vocals — 1984’s “We Have Arrived” and 1986’s “Darkness Descends” — before he exited the group and was replaced by Ron Rinehart (after a brief stint with Jim Drabos in 1987). The band issued two more studio LPs — 1989’s “Leave Scars” and 1991’s “Time Does Not Heal” — before calling it quits in 1992. Rinehart, Hoglan and Meyer reassembled DARK ANGEL more than a decade ago but were forced to abandon their reunion plans after health issues reportedly put an end to Rinehart‘s singing career.

Asked what he has been doing since leaving DARK ANGEL in 1987, Doty told Germany’s Radio Gehacktes last month: “It’s a long story, and at the same time, it’s a short one. I basically started a family and showed up to my last show [with DARK ANGEL] and told the guys, ‘Hey, look, [I have a] baby [on the way] and I can’t be on the road and do the family thing; it was just too hard for me. There were too many beautiful women in the world and there were too many other opportunities to go off the deep end, and I just could not do that. So with that being said, I took a step back and I told the guys, ‘There will be a day and I will come back and we will finish what we started.”

Doty added that his reasons for wanting to put DARK ANGEL back together are pure. “I’m here for the fans, because they’ve been there for me and it’s their turn,” he said. “Let’s get back and let’s have some fun.”

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With Self Defense Family’s new EP, “The Corrections Officer In Me,” officially out now on Family Drugs, a stream of the full release is currently available thanks to NewNoiseMagazine.com . Check out the tracks below. The following press release was also issued: “A shape-shifting collective, rooted in, but not limited to, the post-hardcore sound of the Dischord Records roster, Self Defense Family have made a name in the underground by ignoring normal rock band rules concerning genres, lineups, and release schedules.

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He’s clear of his anti-anxiety medication after a long battle against “benzos.” Will the change affect his songwriting?

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A look inside our new issue

In our explosive cover feature, out right now, we talk to Korn about one of the most unexpected reunions of recent times – namely that of the Bakersfield legends and their former – now current again – guitarist, Head!

“Head played in my town, Bakersfield, and my wife dragged my ass down there,” says frontman Jonathan Davis. “We hung out all night and we was back to normal, he wasn’t into that crazy Christian shit no more. Then he came to Carolina Rebellion and it was the first time he saw Munky, and that really hit Munky hard because that was his other half, musically.”

Korn: together again

“He was just cuckoo with religious stuff. I’ve seen people go through it, and he was kicking speed so obviously he’s not gonna be right in the head for a while. Him getting all crazy Christian and stuff, what it really did was save his life, so I don’t give a fuck. I’ve had too many people around me die from drugs and I wouldn’t want that to happen. Him and [Fieldy] are born-again Christians, that’s fine. I don’t choose sides, I’ve got Christian friends and Satanist friends.”

“The press twisted a lot of that stuff too, but I was calling it on myself,” adds Head of his relationship with the band upon leaving. “I remember I took my braids out and I had this curly hair, then I grew a beard and looked like Jesus! I was going to be baptised and they gave me this white robe. It was like, ‘This is gonna be awesome, I’m gonna look like Jesus and everyone’s gonna make fun of me.’ I didn’t even care anymore.”

To read more from that interview, you know what to do.

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Verbicide Magazine premieres “The Bomber Will Always Get Through,” the third and final track from Self Defense Family’s upcoming new EP, The Corrections Officer In Me, out August 27th on Family Drugs. Check out the track, along with “It’s Not Good For The Man To Be Alone” and “Pop Song Written On The Automall,” in the player below

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This past weekend, a small town in Illinois was rocked by the Gathering of the Juggalos as it steam-rolled through the time bringing with it endless supplies of Faygo and drugs. Speaking of drugs, somebody was found in a tent who had OD'd on the first day of the event.  Cory Collins is identified as the …

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Noa was not at the last taping of the show because she was out on the Summer Slaughter tour for a few days. She's back and has stories to tell. Also, we'll discuss Twitter beefs, drugs and most likely farts. So tune in, tonight starting at 5pm Eastern (2PM Pacific Time, 10pm In London, 7am …

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