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by Kristi Lee // Monday, June 30, 2008 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments


Chicago's NOVEMBERS DOOM, who are currently touring in Europe and will release their first
live DVD "The Novella Vosselaar : Live in Belgium" on August 5th, 2008 (via THE END RECORDS), have issued an update.

In a posting online, vocalist Paul Kuhr relates how good of an experience this year's Graspop Metal Meeting was for the band:
"What an amazing festival. I've never seen anything that operates so smoothly. This is easily a career highlight for us. We played to a solid crowd
of thousands in early afternoon. Sensational all the way around, from the staff and crew, and the fans here are incredible.

We might not come home! Our entire set was pro shot, and I've posted a song from the set on Youtube.

You can see "Dark World Burden' by using the following link.

Enjoy, and we'll give you a full update of the next 3 shows when we get home. Cheers!"

In other news, THE END RECORDS have reissued two of NOVEMBERS DOOM's earlier albums, both with new artwork, remastered and bonus tracks. The albums are: the 1995 debut "Amid its Hallowed Mirth" and 1999's "Of Sculptured Ivy and Stone Flowers."

07/02/08 Wed @ De Kade - Zaandam, The Netherlands
07/04/08 Fri @ Dynamo - Eindhoven, The Netherlands (w/ Forbidden)
07/05/08 Sat @ Biebob Club - Vosseler, Belgium, (w/ Nightingale)

01/06/09 Tue @ Volume 11 - Raleigh, NC
01/07/09 Wed @ Jaxx - West Springfield, VA
01/08/09 Thu @ B.B. Kings Blues Club - New York, NY
01/09/09 Fri @ The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY
01/10/09 Sat @ The Palladium - Worcester, MA
01/11/09 Sun @ Penny Arcade - Rochester, NY
01/12/09 Mon @ Wreck Room - Toronto, ONT
01/13/09 Tue @ Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
01/14/09 Wed @ Uncle Pleasants - Louisville, KY
01/15/09 Thu @ Rave - Milwaukee, WI
01/16/09 Fri @ Logan Square Auditorium - Chicago, IL
01/17/09 Sat @ 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis, MN
01/18/09 Sun @ Royal Albert Arms - Winnipeg, MB
01/19/09 Mon @ The Exchange - Regina, SK
01/20/09 Tue @ Warehouse - Calgary, AB
01/21/09 Wed @ Starlite Room - Edmonton, AB
01/22/09 Thu @ Sound Entertainment Soundstage - Prince George, BC
01/24/09 Sat @ Sugar - Victoria, BC
01/25/09 Sun @ El Corazon - Seattle, WA
01/26/09 Mon @ Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR
01/27/09 Tue @ The Boardwalk - Orangevale, CA
01/28/09 Wed @ House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA
01/29/09 Thu @ Jumping Turtle - San Marcos, CA

"...complex and rich...a compelling culmination of style, elements and atmosphere." - CHRONICLES OF CHAOS

"...a good balance of darkness and intensity...Novembers Doom is able to pull off mellow ballads
or aggressive death metal with equal skill." - ABOUT.COM

"...a nice mix of old doom and new death metal...Novembers Doom
continue to excel at what they do." - METAL OBSERVER

"...evocative, musically and lyrically sophisticated heavy metal that seamlessly blends death metal,
progressive metal, and near gothic soundscapes." - ULTIMATE METAL

"...dark and dynamic...haunting acoustic passages flow
effortlessly into crushing doom.." - METAL MANIACS

"...tons of despair...death/doom metal with effective and strong songwriting..." - BW&BK

"...complex, dynamic, highly emotional dark heavy metal..." - BLABBERMOUTH.NET

"...powerful doom metal laced with death metal and dark overtones..." - METAL ATTACK

by Kristi Lee // Friday, June 27, 2008 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

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The Los Angeles Times' Chris Lee has provided a little bit of gross context for his Stone Temple Pilots profile on the paper's blog. At the same time Weiland was giving the writer quotes like "I live my life the way I live my life. I don't have to make any apologies," he was also launching "huge green" loogies at the wall behind the DeLeo brothers, who did not seem ruffled by the sudden appearance of expectorate. While I admire Weiland's indignation ("hey, how does it feel to be going to jail for six hours?" is indeed a douche move), Lou Reed knows that while loogies may not be forgotten by those who witness their deployment, retorts along the lines of "What are you, a fucking asshole?" read better in print.

Where's your head at right now just before going to jail?

All these questions are ..., man. Who do you interview? To what level?

A lot of famous musicians. Not Michael Jackson-famous, though.

Do you interview Keith Richards? David Bowie? Do you interview people who over a 20-year career who aren't ... born-again Christians? Who aren't part of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir?

Um, yes. A lot of those guys. I interviewed Bowie but not Keith.

Then you should know. Our contribution is music, you know? This is the problem with the press. Are you part of the paparazzi?

I write for the Los Angeles Times.

Is there a difference anymore?

Well, the paparazzi don't write. They take pictures.

I'm not so sure, man. Rolling Stone is borderline these days.

If I've said something that put your nose out of joint, I apologize.

My nose isn't out of joint. I live my life the way I live my life. I don't have to make any apologies. I just find it a little hilarious that you'd ask such a question.

Cccchh-www-thhsptttt [Weiland spits on the wall].

And now, dancing.

[via Idolator]

by Kristi Lee // Wednesday, June 25, 2008 // News // 0 Comments

Dresden Dolls

New York, NY (June 17, 2007) - CMJ Network Inc. announced the launch of CMJ Store ( Opening today, the store will enable users to purchase their favorite CMJ charting artists at a special discounted price off regular online store listing prices, allowing CMJ Store to offer the largest discount available online for CMJ charting artists.

In addition to CMJ charting artists, the store also features over 30 genres of music with new releases, advance ordering on top artists and an in-depth search of a library of more than 250,000 albums available for purchase. CMJ Store also offers music imports, movies, video game and accessories for an all-inclusive, e-retail shopping experience. Users can log on and purchase or pre-order DVD or Blu-Ray movie releases, search video games for over nine platforms, purchase music accessories, and access CMJ's music charts and daily news.

"CMJ has always had a strong relationship with music retail. The launch of CMJ Store now gives music fans immediate access to artists getting exposure through our many different channels," says CMJ Network's Vice President of Content, Rev. Moose. "We're proud to provide our users with a direct portal to discounted releases, not to mention an additional revenue source to deserving artists."

To celebrate its launch, CMJ Store has partnered with punk cabaret duo The Dresden Dolls to offer a special super discount price on their new release No, Virginia. The album is available for 30% off the regular retail price in CMJ Store during the month of June.

"CMJ has kept the well of new music full for years and is a great resource for musicians to be seen and heard. The more outlets for new music to be discovered these days, the better. We're happy to support the CMJ store," said Brian Viglione, The Dresden Dolls.

For more information on CMJ Store, visit For more information on CMJ Network, log onto

by Kristi Lee // Wednesday, June 25, 2008 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments


Championed as "young Aussie rockers who are gunning for new ground" by Alternative Press, Closure In Moscow, a five-piece from down under, is indeed looking to widen its fan base with its catchy, yet melodic, brand of progressive, avant-garde rock. The band's debut EP The Penance & The Patience (which was originally released in Australia on Taperjean Records and debuted at No. 13 on the Australian Independent Album Charts) will be available as a digital-only release in the U.S. starting August 5 via Science Records.

Having taken on odd jobs to self-finance their EP, or albumette as they say in Australia, the band members (vocalist Chris De Cinque, guitarists Manny Zennelli and Michael Barrett, bassist Brad Kimber and drummer Beau) even sold their cars to fly out producer Kris Crummett (Kaddisfly, Dance Gavin Dance) to their hometown of Melbourne to record.

Reminiscent of The Mars Volta, Circa Survive, and Chiodos, Closure in Moscow has more in common with complex, seasoned bands like Rush and Tool than they do with fellow Aussie rockers AC/DC; pretty impressive for a band whose average age is 21.

Currently selling out shows all over Australia and touring with the likes of Coheed and Cambria, the band will head Stateside in September to begin writing songs for their upcoming full-length release which should be out late "08/early "09. A fall U.S. tour from September through November is in the works right now.