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Melodic technical metal band Subversion comes back swinging from a short hiatus with a new sound, new label, and a taste for blood. Rogue Records America is proud to announce the signing of Subversion for a two album deal for publishing and distribution, which includes a bundle with the new album and the band’s previous EP. Dean Martinetti of Rogue Records comments: “I remember hearing Subversion a while back, actually putting them on one of our compilations Songs in the Key of D and thinking how much I’d love to work with them one day… well that day has finally come and I am super excited.

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After a couple of years on hiatus, original founder and drummer Clifford Hoad has decided to resurrect the Kings Of The Sun.

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The official video for “Beneath A Veil Of Crying Souls”, the new single from Swedish progressive/power metal veterans TAD MOROSE, can be seen below. The single will be released on September 28.

After a 10-year hiatus, TAD MOROSE will release its seventh album, “Revenant”, on November 20 via Despotz Records. The CD was recorded at Claustrophobic Studio in Gävle, Sweden.

TAD MOROSE is a band that I’ve followed since my teenage days,” said Despotz founder Ömer Akay. “They have their unique sound of melodic power metal and a touch of prog metal.

“After a decade of silence, it will be an honour to put TAD MOROSE back on the map again!”

Added TAD MOROSE guitarist Christer “Krunt” Anderson: “It was through our new management, Lena Graaf at GMR Music Group, that we came in contact with Despotz Records. They seem to be a hard-working and innovative record label, so to sign with them feels very good. It will be very exciting to work with them and we look forward to the release of our seventh album, ‘Revenant’, in November.”

TAD MOROSE debuted back in 1993 with the album “Leaving The Past Alive” and has since released five LPs and toured all around the world.

TAD MOROSE in August 2008 announced the addition of singer Ronny Hemlin (STEEL ATTACK) and bassist Tommi Karppanen (ex-MORGANA LEFAY) to the group’s ranks.

TAD MOROSE is:

Guitar: Christer “Krunt” Andersson
Drums: Peter Morén
Bass: Tommi Karppanen
Vocals: Ronny Hemlin
Guitar: Kenneth Jonsson

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Chicago industrial metal outfit DOPE has released a video teaser showcasing the brand new track titled “Drug Music”, to be featured on the band’s sixth LP, titled “Blood Money”, scheduled for release in March 2014.

Speaking publicly for the first time in four years, founder and frontman Edsel Dope weighs in what fans can expect: “It sounds like DOPE. But it’s next level. It’s DOPE in 2014. With every record, the chemistry changes, the band changes and the sound expands. I’m really happy with how it’s turning out. It’s heavy, it’s pointed, it’s punk, pissed off, angry, electronic, noisy, melodic and metal. It picks up where ‘No Regrets’ left off and yet somehow has a lot of the punk/industrial energy of the early ‘Felons And Revolutionaries’ stuff. It’s DOPE. And like all DOPE, it’s best when played extremely loud and while traveling at dangerously high speeds.”

DOPE is returning after a four-year hiatus that concluded after touring alongside BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and SEVENDUST following the release of the band’s fifth album, “No Regrets”.

“Truth is, after 13 years of non-stop recording and touring with DOPE, I was burnt and I just needed a break from it all,” says Edsel.

He continues, “I’m ready to go now! I’m excited to get out there and re-connect with the fans and with that energy and feeling of being on tour.

“We are gonna do a month worth of shows and lose our fuckin’ minds before I slide back into the studio and put the finishing touches on the new album.”

During the short break, DOPE‘s fourth LP, “American Apathy”, eclipsed one hundred thousand units sold in the U.S. Edsel continues, “Selling a hundred thousand records now days is incredibly respectable. It’s awesome to know that our albums keep moving month after month on iTunes and in what few record stores still exist on planet earth. It’s pretty fuckin’ cool to gradually reach these milestones. It is extremely gratifying.”

DOPE will hit the road next week for a month’s worth of club dates before heading over to Russia at the end of October. Edsel adds, “My DOPE batteries are recharged and I am psyched to be back to it full time. The energy of the new music is off the chain! I can’t wait to finish it all up and be out there and tour the world.” SOIL will be joining DOPE on this the month worth of shows.

During the time away, Edsel has assembled the latest lineup.

“With every DOPE album, the lineup shakes up a bit,” says Edsel. “People grow, visions change and opportunities arise. It’s just part of the process and it has always shaken out to be this way. Everyone has there own passions and we all support each other. DOPE has become like a fraternity and I am on great terms with all of the guys who have ever played with me.”

Edsel has reunited with former touring DOPE drummer and MUSHROOMHEAD percussionist Dan “Dubs” Fox while adding new guitarist Nikk Dibs and bassist Jerms Genske, former lead vocalist of DIRGE WITHIN. Longtime DOPE guitarist Virus, who is also a member of DEVICE with David Draiman of DISTURBED, recently performed a handful of shows with DOPE in August and will be joining the band for dates in Russia at the end of October.

“I love playing with Virus. He’s my boy! I’m proud of him! He’s kicking ass with DEVICE. He kicks ass at whatever he does and we will kick ass together again in the near future,” concludes Edsel.

Original bassist Acey Slade recently returned to DOPE for a handful of Midwestern shows and will also be performing in Russia with Edsel, Virus, and Dubs at the end of October.

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A PERFECT CIRCLE, the multi-platinum rock band helmed by Maynard James Keenan (TOOL, PUSCIFER) and Billy Howerdel (ASHES DIVIDE), will release “Three Sixty”, the outfit’s first greatest-hits collection, on November 19 via Universal Music Enterprises (UMe).

The release also includes A PERFECT CIRCLE‘s first new original, studio recording in a decade with the inclusion of “By And Down”, a song written after the band returned from their self-imposed hiatus for a series of live performances throughout 2010 and 2011.

Billy and I created A PERFECT CIRCLE out of a now long-running friendship, and I think the music we have made reflects that personal connection and has given us the ability to further develop and trust our intuition,” explained Keenan. “I feel ‘Three Sixty’ is an accurate representation of that friendship and those instincts.”

In a brand new intervie with RollingStone.com, Keenan stated about “Three Sixty”: “Of course, record companies always have their little clause in their contract, about their right to release a greatest-hits record. I think that can be kind of weird sometimes, when you see ‘the greatest hits,’ no, no — ‘the greatest greatest hits.’ Releases by a record label that the band had nothing to do with, and there’s several versions of the same thing, over and over again. That’s kind of why we did the DVD and the box set. If you’re going to release a greatest hits, we should also offer something that’s not just the old recordings, rearranged. But on that greatest hits, there’s going to be the studio version of ‘By And Down’, which is the new track that we’ve been working on, that we never quite got around to recording.”

A PERFECT CIRCLE formed in the late ’90s with Keenan and Howerdel making up the core of the band with a number of well-known musicians having recorded and/or toured with the outfit, including James Iha (SMASHING PUMPKINS), Troy Van Leeuwen (QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, FAILURE), Paz Lenchantin (ENTRANCE BAND, ZWAN), Jeordie White (MARILYN MANSON), Josh Freese (THE VANDALS, DEVO) and Tim Alexander (PRIMUS).

A PERFECT CIRCLE also recently announced the release of a limited-edition box set titled “A Perfect Circle Live: Featuring Stone And Echo”. The collection, which focuses on the band’s live outings from 2010-2011 includes a full-length DVD of the outfit’s August 2011 Red Rocks concert (with accompanying audio) as well as a 3-CD collection of live releases, one dedicated to each of the three studio albums from the band’s discography. The collection is available on November 26.

“Three Sixty” track listing:

Standard Edition

01. The Hollow
02. Judith
03. Orestes
04. 3 Libras
05. Weak And Powerless
06. The Noose
07. The Outsider
08. Blue
09. When The Levee Breaks
10. Imagine
11. Counting Bodies Like Sheep To The Rhythm Of The War Drums
12. Passive
13. By And Down

Deluxe Edition

Disc 1

01. The Hollow
02. Rose
03. Judith
04. Orestes
05. 3 Libras
06. The Package
07. Weak And Powerless
08. The Noose
09. The Outsider
10. Blue

Disc 2

01. Imagine
02. Passive
03. People Are People (live)
04. Counting Bodies Like Sheep To The Rhythm Of The War Drums
05. When The Levee Breaks
06. By And Down
07. 3 Libras (live)
08. Gravity (live)
09. Fiddle And The Drum (live)

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An audio sample of “Beneath A Veil Of Crying Souls”, the new single from Swedish progressive/power metal veterans TAD MOROSE, can be streamed below. The single will be released on September 28.

After a 10-year hiatus, TAD MOROSE will release its seventh album, “Revenant”, on November 20 via Despotz Records. The CD was recorded at Claustrophobic Studio in Gävle, Sweden.

TAD MOROSE is a band that I’ve followed since my teenage days,” said Despotz founder Ömer Akay. “They have their unique sound of melodic power metal and a touch of prog metal.

“After a decade of silence, it will be an honour to put TAD MOROSE back on the map again!”

Added TAD MOROSE guitarist Christer “Krunt” Anderson: “It was through our new management, Lena Graaf at GMR Music Group, that we came in contact with Despotz Records. They seem to be a hard-working and innovative record label, so to sign with them feels very good. It will be very exciting to work with them and we look forward to the release of our seventh album, ‘Revenant’, in November.”

TAD MOROSE debuted back in 1993 with the album “Leaving The Past Alive” and has since released five LPs and toured all around the world.

TAD MOROSE in August 2008 announced the addition of singer Ronny Hemlin (STEEL ATTACK) and bassist Tommi Karppanen (ex-MORGANA LEFAY) to the group’s ranks.

TAD MOROSE is:

Guitar: Christer “Krunt” Andersson
Drums: Peter Morén
Bass: Tommi Karppanen
Vocals: Ronny Hemlin
Guitar: Kenneth Jonsson

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Dave Williams of Australia’s Triple M radio station recently conducted an interview with STONE TEMPLE PILOTS guitarist Dean DeLeo. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below.

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS will release a new five-song EP called “High Rise” on October 8. The disc will be the second release featuring LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington following current single “Out Of Time”, which emerged last spring and went to No. 1 on the rock chart.

STP fired Scott Weiland in February after reuniting with him in 2010 for a series of tours and one self-titled album. The band had previously been on hiatus since 2002, primarily due to the singer’s struggles with drugs and alcohol.

The group sued Weiland in May, accusing him of using the band’s name to advance his solo career, while claiming that his poor performances, late arrivals, and addiction struggles harmed the band’s career.

Weiland has countersued, claiming that the band cannot use the STONE TEMPLE PILOTS name without him.

Interview (audio):

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Kristyn Clarke of PopCultureMadness.com conducted an interview with STONE TEMPLE PILOTS drummer Eric Kretz on September 7 at the House of Blues in Atlantic City, New Jersey. You can now watch the chat below.

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS will release a new five-song EP called “High Rise” on October 8. The disc will be the second release featuring LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington following current single “Out Of Time”, which emerged last spring and went to No. 1 on the rock chart.

STP fired Scott Weiland in February after reuniting with him in 2010 for a series of tours and one self-titled album. The band had previously been on hiatus since 2002, primarily due to the singer’s struggles with drugs and alcohol.

The group sued Weiland in May, accusing him of using the band’s name to advance his solo career, while claiming that his poor performances, late arrivals, and addiction struggles harmed the band’s career.

Weiland has countersued, claiming that the band cannot use the STONE TEMPLE PILOTS name without him.

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS members Chester Bennington and Dean DeLeo spoke to Artisan News about the pressure of replacing the band’s original lead singer, Scott Weiland, and plans to make new music with the LINKIN PARK frontman. Check out the report below.

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS will release a new five-song EP called “High Rise” on October 8. The disc will be the second release featuring Bennington following current single “Out Of Time”, which emerged last spring and went to No. 1 on the rock chart.

STP fired Scott Weiland in February after reuniting with him in 2010 for a series of tours and one self-titled album. The band had previously been on hiatus since 2002, primarily due to the singer’s struggles with drugs and alcohol.

The group sued Weiland in May, accusing him of using the band’s name to advance his solo career, while claiming that his poor performances, late arrivals, and addiction struggles harmed the band’s career.

Weiland has countersued, claiming that the band cannot use the STONE TEMPLE PILOTS name without him.

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Atlantic City Insiders recently conducted an interview with STONE TEMPLE PILOTS bass player Robert DeLeo. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below.

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS will release a new five-song EP called “High Rise” on October 8. The disc will be the second release featuring LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington following current single “Out Of Time”, which emerged last spring and went to No. 1 on the rock chart.

STP fired Scott Weiland in February after reuniting with him in 2010 for a series of tours and one self-titled album. The band had previously been on hiatus since 2002, primarily due to the singer’s struggles with drugs and alcohol.

The group sued Weiland in May, accusing him of using the band’s name to advance his solo career, while claiming that his poor performances, late arrivals, and addiction struggles harmed the band’s career.

Weiland has countersued, claiming that the band cannot use the STONE TEMPLE PILOTS name without him.

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