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The band has released a short film for the track "Across the Sea of Madness," off their new 19-track horror-metal concept album Ancient Evil.

The Sess

A reunion performance, their first since 2008, will be staged at the Soda Bar on New Year's Eve.

Pony Death Ride

"Our annual Christmas tour is going from Tucson to Albuquerque to Denver and nooks and crannies in between," reports the band, whose Reader band page is streaming their video for "Nothing Beats Old People At Christmas" co-starring locals Adam Gimbel and Allison Gill.

Desert Suns

Their debut album will be reissued on vinyl in December by Ripple Music (U.S.) and HeviSike Records (UK).

The Locust

Gabe Serbian reports "I'm doing vocals for a new band called Dead Cross with Justin Pearson on bass, Michael Crain on guitar, and Dave Lombardo on drums." They'll debut December 2 at the Roxy in L.A.

the drabs

Their new four-song holiday-themed EP, Here Comes the Joy, was recorded and mixed by Ben Moore and features local guest musicians A.J. Croce and Gayle Skidmore.

Travis Barker

A video is streaming online for "100," the first single from his forthcoming collaborations project featuring rhymes from Tyga, Kid Ink, Ty Dolla Sign, and IAMSU!

Manual Scan

The reunited '80s mod band will debut their new album The Pyles Sessions, recorded for 91X DJ Tim Pyles' program and produced by Grammy winner Alan Sanderson, at the Casbah on December 23.

Danielle LoPresti

Her new video, "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause," co-stars her real-life spouse and child in a progressive interpretation of Tommie Connor's 1952 Christmas classic.


Four of their albums are being rereleased on limited edition cassette (2,500 copies), including their second album Dude Ranch (1997), Enema Of the State (1999), 2003's self-titled effort, and the Mark, Tom And Travis Show live album (2000).

Stone Temple Pilots

They've parted ways with singer Chester Bennington, who'll go back to full-time duty with Linkin Park.

Low Volts

They're supporting Brian Setzer and his Orchestra for a 28-date national tour that runs through December 21 in Seattle, WA.

Emerald Rats

Mike Turi has renamed the band Gooon.


New singer Eric Koonze (formerly of Sicarus) will make his live debut with the band at Ramona Mainstage on February 5, when they open for Operation: Mindcrime featuring Geoff Tate.

Leaders In the Clubhouse

They have two songs in the soon-to-be-released movie Last Call At Murray's, starring Michael Gross and John Savage.


The band announced a European winter tour which includes four UK dates, beginning December 3 in Cologne, Germany.

Dead Rock West

Videos are streaming online for “I Used To Love You” and “The Price of Love,” both from their album It's Everly Time, a 13 song tribute produced by Grammy-winning producer Mark Linett (Brian Wilson, Los Lobos, Randy Newman).

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