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More North American Gigantour Dates Announced

A string of tentative dates for Gigantour 2008 North America, the festival trek through Canada and the US featuring MEGADETH, IN FLAMES, CHILDREN OF BODOM, JOB FOR A COWBOY and HIGH ON FIRE - have been revealed.

Suggested tour dates currently include:

7 - San Diego, CA - Cox Arena
8 - San Diego, CA - Cox Arena
10 - Los Angeles, CA - Gibson Amphitheatre
11 - Phoenix, AZ - Mesa Amphitheatre
12 - Albuquerque, NM - Journal Pavilion
13 - Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium
15 - Dallas, TX - Nokia Theatre
16 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Amphitheatre
17 - Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Theatre
19 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
20 - Louisville, KY - Louisville Gardens
22 - New York City, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
23 - New York City, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
24 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
26 - Baltimore, MD - Pier Six Pavilion
28 - Quebec City - Pavillon de la Jeunesse
29 - Montréal, QC - Bell Centre
30 - Toronto, ON - Arrow Hall

1 - London ON - John Labatt Centre
3 - Detroit, MI - DTE Music Center
4 - Cleveland, OH - Tower City Center
6 - Chicago, IL - [to be announced]
7 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
9 - Minneapolis, MN - Myth
10 - Winnipeg, MB - Convention Centre
11 - Saskatoon, SK - Prairieland Exhibition Hall
12 - Edmonton, AB - Shaw Conference Centre
14 - Calgary, AB - The Stampede Corral
16 - Vancouver, BC - Pacific Coliseum

Stay tuned for further details and official confirmation of dates.

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First Gigantour 2008 Dates Revealed

The first dates for Gigantour 2008 - featuring MEGADETH, IN FLAMES, CHILDREN OF BODOM, JOB FOR A COWBOY and HIGH ON FIRE - have been revealed and are as follows:

28 - Quebec City - Pavillon de la Jeunesse
29 - Montréal, QC - Bell Centre
30 - Toronto, ON - Arrow Hall

The tour is scheduled to kick off mid-April and run through the end of May.

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Evile To Open for Megadeth On UK Tour

MEGADETH's web site has been updated with the following message:

"The UK run of MEGADETH's tour this spring has been rebranded under the Gigantour banner. Gigantour UK will make its debut in Norwich on February 17th and finish up in London on February 24th. Scheduled for the main support is special guest JOB FOR A COWBOY, and thanks to the support of TheLiveLine.com, fans' votes helped to put UK's own EVILE into the opening spot on the tour."

The dates are as follows:

Feb. 17 - Norwich, UK - UEA
Feb. 18 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City
Feb. 19 - Glasgow, Scotland - Academy
Feb. 20 - Newcastle, UK - Academy
Feb. 22 - Birmingham, UK - Academy
Feb. 23 - Manchester, UK - Academy
Feb. 24 - London, UK - Brixton Academy More...

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Gigantour 2008 Lineup Revealed

The complete lineup for Gigantour 2008 has been revealed. The tour is scheduled to kick off mid-April and run through the end of May and will feature the following acts:


In the meantime, Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message at the Gigantour forum:

"As some of you may have heard on last week's Rockline with Bob Coburn, I kind of alluded to a great Japanese magazine that I love talking to called Burrrn! (not a typo) and I gave them a little taste of something about Gigantour 2008's line-up. Well, Bob asked me again about the line-up and I playfully mentioned some more 'stuff.' And although I did not actually confirm or deny it, as of yesterday, we are officially on our way! I am happy to say that yesterday I did a cover story photo-shoot with the front-men of the other bands of this year's 'helluva line-up!' at my upcoming heavy metal festival and I think we had a pretty kewl afternoon.

And as Gigantour grows, it is continuing to develop the 'roll' part of 'rock and roll.' The breaking news is we are going to have five bands this year, instead of eight. The decision to drop it down from eight bands to five was based on timing, set lengths, stage sizes, unions, and most importantly allowing 'us' — the musicians — to deliver to 'you' — the fans — the best shows we can. Besides it is easier to remember five bands' and crews' worth of names than eight.

"It is pretty much not a secret anymore who the bands are, but we are still going to 'officially' announce the line-up as soon as our business partners return from the holidays, and their celebrating putting together such a great line-up this year!

"We will be announcing shortly after that when and where our Gigantour baseball game is going to happen. You may remember that for the last two years of successfully Gigantouring North America, that we had played a softball game each year and gathered food for the homeless and provided meals for the shelters for delivery to homes, as well as providing our gloves and other baseball artifacts, uniforms and equipment to charity for auction. In 2005 and 2006 the charity of choice was Mr. Holland's Opus. This charity provides musical instruments for underprivileged children. We will be providing info for our choice for the baseball games charity to support this year.

So, to the guys I met yesterday (and in some cases before) _____, _____, ___, and ______ and their management and crew from yesterdays photo shoot for Revolver, I will see you guys soon and be sure and check out what these great guitarist and bands have to say here in their chats, posts, blogs, podcasts, and video footage (if any).

I am still hopeful that we will be able to video tape this year's Gigantour, but after the last one and the way it finished, I think that my people are not as open-minded to going through that whole ordeal again. Cross your fingers though. I always keep trying, that is why it seems like I win a lot. I do win a lot, it's just I have a lot of defeats too; and I don't dwell on them or try to let you know of them.

We will be launching the new face of the site soon too, so stay tuned for that. And we will be announcing something that happened at the end of this year too, that will no doubt provide many new and exciting possibilities for us. I will be referring back to this post and the day 12.18 when we do make our announcement.

Until then, I love you guys, and have a great Christmas, and Kwanzaa, and I hope that you had a great Hanukkah!"

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Skeletonwitch To Tour w/ JFAC, The Red Chord

Hot off returning home from the Dying Fetus / Cephalic Carnage tour alongside labelmates YEAR OF DESOLATION, Athens, Ohio's SKELETONWITCH have just been confirmed as a support act on an upcoming tour in late January alongside Job For A Cowboy and The Red Chord. Already touring heavily throughout 2007 in support of the band's Prosthetic Records debut, "Beyond The Permafrost," SKELETONWITCH has already shared time on the road with Withered, Nachtmystium, Municipal Waste and Toxic Holocaust, as well as Dying Fetus and Cephalic Carnage.

Featuring artwork from John Baizley (Baroness, Pig Destroyer, Darkest Hour), "Beyond The Permafrost" was recorded earlier this year with producer Cory Smoot (Municipal Waste, GWAR) and features a handful of brand new SKELETONWITCH songs alongside a few songs that previously appeared on the self-released Skeletonwitch records 'Worship The Witch' and 'At One With The Shadows.' Clips are available on the band's MySpace page.

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Job For A Cowboy Spitting on NYC Fans Causes Stir

Fans at the final show of this years Radio Rebellion Tour at the Fillmore in New York City were treated to a set of performances by BEMEHOTH, GOJIRA, and JOB FOR A COWBOY. One concert goer, however, didn’t appreciate the performance of one band in particular. A first had experience submitted to SMNnews reads as follows…embellished, unnecessary, justified? You decide:

“Bassist, Brent Riggs, of Job For a Cowboy classlessly handled jeering fans when he decided to spit on paid ticket holders. Several fans in the audience where victim of the act and, because of the despicable act, left the show with spit on their faces. What their label, Metal Blade Records, will do to quell this kind of behavior by its recording artists, still remains to be seen. But, it is certain that many fans of the other bands on that bill will not be purchasing any album put out by that label anytime soon.”

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Beneath the Massacre To Miss Philadelphia Show

Canada's BENEATH THE MASSACRE have been forced to pull out of the upcoming Radio Rebellion Tour show in Philadelphia due to a death in the family. Currently on the road as part of Converse and Hurley's Radio Rebellion Tour with Behemoth, Job For A Cowboy and labelmates Gojira, BENEATH THE MASSACRE recently returned to Canada for a handful of shows on the tour, receiving a great response. For a player featuring songs from each band on the tour, visit here.

Continuing to support the band's Prosthetic Records debut, Mechanics of Dysfunction, BENEATH THE MASSACRE has already toured North America several times, while early next year the band will make its first trek to Europe, alongside Misery Index and fellow Canadians Despised Icon. The band has also shot a video with director Kevin Custer (Madball, The Destro, Ligeia) for the track "Society's Disposable Son," which is available online at the Prosthetic Records YouTube page.


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In Flames And Bodom In Talks For Gigantour 2008

IN FLAMES and CHILDREN OF BODOM are in talks to play next year's Gigantour in North America, the tour's organizer, Dave Mustaine of MEGADETH, revealed during an appearance on the "Talking Metal on Fuse" show on Fuse TV this past Friday (November 9). Another act that may be taking part in the trek is the Arizona-based extreme metal group JOB FOR A COWBOY.

IN FLAMES is currently at its own IF Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden working on the follow-up to last year's "Come Clarity". All drums have been recorded and IN FLAMES is receiving assistance with the vocals from producer Daniel Bergstrand, who previously produced the vocals on "Reroute To Remain", "Soundtrack To Your Escape" and "Come Clarity".

A new IN FLAMES track, entitled "Abnegation", is featured on the "Viva La Bands, Vol. 2" album, which was released on September 4 via Ferret Music and Filthy Note Records.

CHILDREN OF BODOM recently entered Petrax Studio in Hollola, Finland with producer Mikko Karmila to begin recording its new album for an April 7, 2008 European release via Spinefarm Records. The CD, which will feature a guest appearance by Peter Tägtgren of HYPOCRISY and PAIN fame, will be preceded by a single on March 3, 2008. Songtitles set to appear on the album include "Pray for the Devil", "Good Morning Roadkill" and "Tie My Rope".

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Job For A Cowboy Schedule In Store Appearance

Extreme metal unit JOB FOR A COWBOY has announced a special one-off in-store promotion with specialty music retailer Sam Ash. The Glendale, AZ band will make an exclusive appearance at Sam Ash's Franklin Mills, PA location on Saturday, November 17 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Attendees will have a chance to meet JOB FOR A COWBOY as well as the opportunity to win musical equipment including Ibanez guitar and Tama drum products.

JOB FOR A COWBOY is currently on the road co-headlining the 2007 "Radio Rebellion" tour alongside BEHEMOTH. Presented by Hurley and Converse, the massive, 28-city North American trek is showcasing the cream of the crop of heavy music's rising stars from points across the globe and is being called "the most ambitious heavy music tour of 2007."

JOB FOR A COWBOY, which has seen a meteoric ascent unparrelled in recent extreme metal history, is continuing to tour in support of its debut full-length album "Genesis". Referred to as "the most anticipated debut release from a metal band in years," "Genesis" debuted at # 54 on Billboard's Top 200 chart this past May, shifting nearly 13,000 units in its first week of release and joined the initial releases from STONE SOUR and DAMAGEPLAN (which featured members of SLIPKNOT and PANTERA respectively) amongst the highest charting metal debuts to crack Billboard's Top 200 since SLIPKNOT's 1999 self-titled album. Additionally. the band has earned a landslide of recent accolades including being named "Best Underground Band" at the 2007 Metal Hammer "Golden Gods Awards", one of Total Guitar's "Hottest Guitar Bands of 2007", one of Alternative Press' 2007 "Bands You Need to Know" and one of Revolver's "Breakthrough Bands that will be Kicking Your Ass this Year".

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Behemoth Embarks On The Radio Rebellion Tour

After emerging as Ozzfest 2007’s most talked about act, Polish extreme metal titans Behemoth made their triumphant return to North America this week to strike fear into the hearts of the masses with their largest and most elaborate stage production yet. This month-long trek, dubbed the Radio Rebellion Tour, will see them co-headlining alongside Job For A Cowboy with Gojira and Beneath The Massacre in the support slots. Visit www.myspace.com/radiorebellion for complete tour dates.

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The Black Dahlia Murder Announce European Tour

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will team up with label mates JOB FOR A COWBOY and THE RED CHORD to kick off their headlining tour throughout November / December 2007.

The tour will be in support of TBDM's upcoming album Nocturnal, due to be released on September 21st (Germany, Austria, Sweden) / September 24th (Europe).

Two new songs, pics, videos and an awesome competition are available here.

Tour dates include:

27 - Zürich, Switzerland - Rohstofflager
28 - Kufstein, Austria - Jugendfabrik
29 - Graz, Austria - Orpheum
30 - Vienna, Austria - Viper Room / Planet Music

1 - Budapest, Hungary - Kultiplex A38
2 - Salzburg, Austria - Rockhouse
3 - Bologna, Italy - Estragon
4 - München, Germany - Backstage
5 - Stuttgart, Germany - Die Röhre
6 - Vosselaar, Belgium - Biebop
7 - Hamburg, Germany - Grünspan
8 - Berlin, Germany - Columbia Club
9 - Köln, Germany - Live Music Hall
10 - Eindhoven, Netherlands - Effenaar
11 - Portsmouth, England - Wedgewood Rooms
12 - Glasgow, Scotland - Garage
13 - Sheffield, England - Corperation
14 - London, England - Mean Fiddler
15 - Manchester, England - Academy 2
16 - Colchester, England - Arts Centre
17 - Birmingham, England - Academy 2
18 - Oxford, England - Zodiac

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Beneath The Massacre on Metal Injection, New Tour

Metal Injection.net has posted a brand new video interview with BENEATH THE MASSACRE frontman Elliot Desgagnes, which is available here, along with a live clip. The interview was conducted at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival earlier this spring, which marked the band's first show in America.

Continuing to support the band's full-length debut, Mechanics of Dysfunction, BENEATH THE MASSACRE will hit the road as a support act for labelmates THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD's headlining tour along with As Blood Runs Black and Ion Dissonance. Afterwards, BENEATH THE MASSACRE will then head out alongside Behemoth, Job For A Cowboy and labelmates GOJIRA this fall, having already shared the stage on tours with Animosity and the Summer Slaughter tour in support of Mechanics of Dysfunction.

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Job For A Cowboy And Behemoth To Tour Together

The following press release has been issued:

Hurley and Converse unite to present the 2007 "Radio Rebellion" Tour, a massive, twenty eight city North American trek that will showcase the cream of the crop of heavy music's rising stars from points across the globe. Co-headlining the tour will be Glendale, AZ extreme Metal unit JOB FOR A COWBOY and Polish Death Metal troupe BEHEMOTH.

The follow up to 2006's successful package tour of the same name, this year's planned jaunt sees the "Radio Rebellion" Tour upping the ante, especially in regards to the "heaviness factor", as the tour will grandstand two of underground Metal's most talked about rising artists in BEHEMOTH and JOB FOR A COWBOY. Support on the extreme expedition will be provided by highly regarded French band GOJIRA and Canadian technical Death Metal quartet BENEATH THE MASSACRE.

JOB FOR A COWBOY, who has seen a meteoric ascent unparrelled in recent Metal history, will continue to tour in support of its debut full-length album "Genesis". "Genesis" debuted at #54 on Billboard's Top 200 chart this past May, shifting nearly 13,000 units in it's first week of release and joined the initial releases from STONE SOUR and DAMAGEPLAN (which featured members of SLIPKNOT and PANTERA respectively) amongst the highest charting Metal debuts to crack Billboard's Top 200 since SLIPKNOT's 1999 self-titled album. Additionally. the band has earned a landslide of recent accolades including being named "Best Underground Band" at the 2007 Metal Hammer "Golden Gods Awards", one of Total Guitar's "Hottest Guitar Bands Of 2007", one of Alternative Press' 2007 "Bands You Need To Know" and one of Revolver's "Breakthrough Bands that will be Kicking Your Ass this Year".

Ozzfest breakthrough artists BEHEMOTH are extremely proud to be a part of the "Radio Rebellion" tour, which is the perfect follow up to their highly successful summer run. The tour affords the band the opportunity to perform a longer set in more intimate settings, ultimately providing fans with "the definitive BEHEMOTH experience". This is also a chance for the band to perform an array of songs from their highly acclaimed new offering, "The Apostasy", which debuted at #149 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. While most bands struggle to evolve and stay vital within the extreme music genre, BEHEMOTH has managed to do so effortlessly. "The Apostasy" is destined to continue their legacy.

"We've toured U.S. ten times during last few years but we almost never had a chance to headline our own shows," BEHEMOTH main man Nergal states. "These last few years have been about working our asses off in order to establish our name and build a solid foundation, and now it will finally pay off. It's high time for us to come back to North America and show our fans what a BEHEMOTH set with full production can be. I love all the bands that are joining us as there is a lot of quality and variety on the bill. I'm thrilled to tour with GOJIRA and JOB FOR A COWBOY is phenomenal! Extremely talented band. I can't think of a better company for us. We're bringing all our lights, a full stage production, and will be delivering at least an hour long set. We'll be playing old stuff as well as songs from 'The Apostasy'. The 'Radio Rebellion' Tour is going to be massive! See you there my friends!"

On the topic of the tour, JOB FOR A COWBOY founding member Ravi Bhadriraju comments: "To be a part of a tour along side some of the best acts from around the world is awesome. BEHEMOTH, GOJIRA and BENEATH THE MASSACRE are all from different countries and are all amazing bands. This will be the heaviest tour of the fall! We're excited and ready to hit the road yet again. All of you JOB FOR A COWBOY fans can expect a show that will be worth your while. Look out!"

In addition to Hurley and Converse, "Radio Rebellion" 2007 tour sponsors include Revolver Magazine, Smartpunk, Metal Blade Records, Ferret Music and Prosthetic Records.

"Radio Rebellion" Co-Founder Stewart Teggart comments, "We are very excited to launch this year's 'Rebellion Tour'. It will be 'Radio Rebellion' in the truest sense as we've assembled four of the most extreme bands in Heavy Metal. Each band on the tour this year hail from a different country and all of them have their own unique way of delivering brutally heavy music. If you are a fan of Metal, this tour is not to be missed! Radio Rebellion will be the microphone for the youth by delivering what the fans want to see and hear which is why sponsors with a similar frame of mind have been chosen to help support the tour."

Here are the confirmed dates for the tour:

Oct. 18 - Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Live
Oct. 19 - Norfolk, VA - NorVa
Oct. 20 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Oct. 21 - Orlando, FL - House Of Blues
Oct. 22 - New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues
Oct. 23 - Houston, TX - Meridian
Oct. 24 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
Oct. 26 - Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theatre
Oct. 27 - San Diego, CA - SOMA
Oct. 28 - Los Angeles, CA - House Of Blues
Oct. 29 - San Francisco, CA - Slims
Oct. 30 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
Oct. 31 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Nov. 2 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
Nov. 3 - Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater
Nov. 4 - St. Louis, MO - Pops
Nov. 6 - Minneapolis, MN - Station Four
Nov. 7 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
Nov. 8 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
Nov. 9 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls
Nov. 10 - Cleveland, OH - House Of Blues
Nov. 11 - Buffalo, NY - Infinity
Nov. 12 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
Nov. 13 - Montreal, QC - Club Soda
Nov. 15 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
Nov. 16 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
Nov. 17 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Theatre
Nov. 18 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza

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Necro Leaves Sounds Of The Underground Tour

Self proclaimed "death rap" artist Necro has issued the follwing statement from his official Myspace:

"I decided to leave the tour collectively with my manager and booking agent (both tour organizers) because we felt the tour’s demographic was not receiving hip hop well. I was facing hostile, disrespectful crowds and was returning the same energy back ten-fold by being more aggressive than them.

It was making a lot of people in the tour crew nervous and there was concern someone might get hurt (NOT ME). It was also being suggested that maybe I tone down my live show and not antagonize the already antagonistic crowd. I couldn’t roll with that as it’s not my style. I was holding back enough as it is but there is a line. All the bands on the tour loved us and everyone behind the scenes knew we displayed major heart and never once got phased by the hostility. We finished every show with middle fingers up and a big "Fuck You" to the crowd.

I will make one thing clear for the haters: we NEVER got booed OFF the stage. Not once. Yes a ton of emo kids booed us at every show, but we had a twenty-five minute set every night and we stayed on stage for every minute of it, and we represented. Every show had at least 100 to 200 Necro fans in the pit tearing it up, and our meet and greets were incredible!

It’s just a shame these little kids are so close-minded. The majority of the hate was coming from mop top emo sixteen-year olds who have no clue who the originators of metal are, and didn’t respect my rest in peace chant to metal legends (Dime, Cliff, Chuck, Piggy, SOB).

As far as the tour organizers and I are concerned, you are my people so it’s all love and I’m thankful for the opportunity to prove I can murder it in the worst of situations. This actually did a lot for me and is just one move in many my team will make to blow Necro up"

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Job For A Cowboy Talks About New Album

Chart Attack spoke with Job For A Cowboy about the band's history and their new album on Metal Blade Records. Here's an excerpt:

"While just barely in high school, JFAC released an EP titled Doom that lead singer Jonny Davy says was written when the band hadn't really found themselves."

"Our EP, Doom, we all wrote when we were really young, we were all just about 16, maybe 17. We just kind of threw songs together. We were really undeveloped as a band. So we had a couple of years to develop and tour and we learned so much and we grew up. The new album is a lot more focused and a lot more aggressive and heavily influenced on modern death metal, while the older EP has a lot of metalcore and hardcore aspects to it, and the new album definitely doesn't."

Genesis, the group's Metal Blade debut, clearly shows the growth and maturity since Doom. Although it's hardly a breakthrough death metal album, fans of the sub-genre who love their shit technical and brutal as hell will appreciate the progress the young lads from Arizona have made. But what stands out on the record more than the music is Davy's intricate songwriting and lyrics.

Even though Genesis isn't being promoted as a concept album, the songs clearly tell a story of technology, religion and corrupt government, and how they combine to lead to the end of civilization.

"I spent a really long time on the lyrics," says Davy, who's the band's sole songwriter. "At a pretty young age I realized that I was an atheist. Over time, I read up on a lot of religions and religious conspiracies and conspiracies in general.

"The record is actually about a biochip called the 'VeriChip' that's being implanted [into people] and used for medical identification and money currency purposes. People feel it's an invasion of privacy, and the other aspect is religious leaders have come out against it for fear that this is going to be a fulfillment of a prophecy in the Book Of Revelations.

"The VeriChip is actually being used today, and eventually they want to use it to implant in people's arms or hands. So let's say you walk to a grocery store and, instead of paying with money, you walk through a scanner and take the money out of your account. On the religious side, you can turn on American Christian television and they'll be talking about it on their little talk shows. Religious leaders fear that the Antichrist is going to use the chip to control every man and woman in America and later the whole world."

Read the full article at Chart Attack.

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Sounds Of The Underground Joins With Mobile Threat

Hot Topics Presents Sounds Of The Underground, set to ignite U.S. cities coast-to-coast this summer with a touring festival bringing audiences the likes of legendary GWAR, along with SHADOWS FALL, EVERY TIME I DIE, CHIMAIRA and JOB FOR A COWBOY, is also delivering fans an alternative to mainstream pop music ringtones and mobile entertainment by announcing today that Cellfish.com's Mobile Threat Channel is the tour's official mobile partner.

"It's pretty sweet to have a mobile company giving some love to the heavy bands. Every time I look for a ringtone, it's some pop bullshit. Bring on the Cro Mags ringtones!" states Travis Reilly, lead singer of THIS IS HELL.

Cellfish.com, a mobile and web entertainment portal where users can share and store their content created the Mobile Threat channel for those who love Metal, Hardcore, Indie and Punk music with mobile content that represents their ultimate mobile lifestyle destination, where you won't find Britney Spears, or any of her friends, on offer for mobile entertainment downloads. Cellfish.com is gearing up for this summer's Sounds Of The Underground tour, and is getting behind the festival with all the company's resources and distribution channels, to make sure hard rockers get to have a like-minded mobile fan community and experience.

Center stage for Mobile Threat will be promoting fan and community participation, including a contest that summons fans to mobile blog their experiences at the show. The grand prize will be to win a trip for two to the last two shows of the tour, with VIP passes for the best bloggers judged by Cellfish.com. Additionally, Mobile Threat will provide direct daily tour alerts and messages directly to fans cell phones, including weekly newsletters, SMS texting and video blogging. Fans will also be able to buy ringtones and wallpaper of most of the Sounds Of The Underground touring acts directly from their phones and by visiting MobileThreat.net.

This year's Sounds Of The Underground tour kicks-off on July 6 in Dallas, TX and runs through August 11 in Louisville, KY.

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View Tonight's Headbangers Ball Lineup

Tune into this week's Headbangers Ball, which airs at 11pm EST, Saturday night on MTV2, to watch videos from Machine Head, Trivium, and more captivating interview segments provided by Megadeth's Dave Mustaine. Here's the complete video playlist:

HellYeah - You Wouldn't Know
Pantera - Cemetary Gates
Job For A Cowboy - Embedded
Mastodon - Blood And Thunder
Kamelot - Ghost Opera (debut)
Anthrax - Caught In A Mosh
Black Label Society - In This River (From Dimebag Darrell 2007 Rock Walk Induction)
Alice In Chains - Sea Of Sorrow
Trivium - The Rising
Damageplan - Explode
Ozzy Osbourne - I Don't Wanna Stop
Clutch - Electric Worry
Machine Head - Aesthetics of Hate
Black Sabbath - Neon Knights
Diecast - Fade Away
Death Before Dishonor - Break Through It All
Mudvayne - Happy
Alabama Thunderpussy - Words of A Dying Man
Amon Amarth - Cry of The Black Birds
Gojira - To Sirius

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Job For A Cowboy, A Life Once Lost Tour

A Life Once Lost will be hitting the road with Job For A Cowboy, Despised Icon and The Faceless this summer, dates include:
August 13th Troy, NY - Revolution Hall
August 15th Huntington, WV - The Monkey Bar
August 16th Thomasville, NC - The Soundvent
August 17th Nashville, TN - Rocketown
August 18th Augusta, GA - Sector 7G
August 22nd Memphis, TN - The Complex
August 23rd Little Rock, AR - Vino's
August 25th Oklahoma City, OK - The Conservatory
August 27th El Paso, TX - Chic's
August 28th Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad

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Job For A Cowboy To Head Down Under

Job For A Cowboy will be heading to Australia in September, here's the dates:
September 14th Brisbane, AUS - Arena
September 15th Sydney, AUS - Manning Bar
September 16th Melbourne, AUS - Hi Fi
September 17th Adelaide, AUS - Fowlers
September 18th Perth, AUS - Amplifier

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SOTU 2007 2 CD+1 DVD Set Announced

The track listing has been revealed for the upcoming 2-CD/1 DVD "2007 Sounds Of The Underground" compilation. The outing will be limited to a pressing of 10,000 copies and will be available only at "Hot Topic" stores. It will run as follows:

CD 1:
01 - GWAR - "Eighth Lock"
02 - Shadows Fall - "Failure Of The Devout"
03 - Chimaira - "Resurrection"
04 - Every Time I Die - "The New Black"
05 - Job For A Cowboy - "Embedded"
06 - Necro - "The Pre-Fix For Death"
07 - Darkest Hour - "Doomsayer (The Beginning Of The End)"
08 - Amon Amarth - "Runes To My Memory"
09 - The Acacia Strain - "4x4' from 'The Dead Walk"
10 - The Devil Wears Prada - "HTML Rulz Dood"
11 - Heavy Heavy Low Low - "Mall-Nutrition"
12 - The Number Twelve Looks Like You - "Sleeping With The Fishes, See?"
13 - Goatwhore - "Alchemy Of The Black Sun Cult"
14 - This Is Hell - "Permanence"
15 - 2Cents - "The Wedding Dress"

CD 2:
01 - Throwdown - "Holy Roller"
02 - A Life Once Lost - "Firewater Joyride"
03 - Beneath The Massacre - "Modern Age Slavery"
04 - NORA - "Save Yourself"
05 - Cellador - "Never Again"
06 - Since The Flood - "Strength"
07 - Anterior - "The Silent Divide"
08 - It Dies Today - "Reignite The Fires"
09 - Autumn - "My New Time"
10 - Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster - "Death Is An Alcoholic"
11 - Poison The Well - "Letter Thing"
12 - Walls Of Jericho - "And Hope To Die"
13 - See You Next Tuesday - "Honey I've Never Had Sex That Wasn't Awkward"
14 - Skeletonwitch - "Beyond The Permafrost (Demo)"
15 - The Minor Times - "Casket City Lights"
16 - The Human Abstract - "Vela, Together We Await The Storm"

Sights Of The Underground DVD:
01 - GWAR - "Eighth Lock"
02 - Shadows Fall - "Redemption"
03 - Chimaira - "Resurrection"
04 - Every Time I Die - "The New Black"
05 - Necro - "Beautiful Music For You To Die To"
06 - Darkest Hour - "Sound The Surrender"
07 - Amon Amarth - "Cry Of The Blackbirds"
08 - The Acacia Strain - "Angry Mob Justice"
09 - The Number Twelve Looks Like You - "Like A Cat"
10 - Goatwhore - "Alchemy Of The Black Sun Cult"
11 - This Is Hell - "The Polygraph Cheaters"
12 - 2Cents - "The Wedding Dress"
13 - Kylesa - "Hollow Severer"
14 - Terror - "Lost' from 'Always The Hard Way"
15 - Misery Signals - "The Failsafe"

More info on the tour itself can be found at soundsoftheundergroundtour.com.

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