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THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN release a digital-only EP Plagiarism today, June 13th.

The EP features Unretrofied (from their acclaimed Miss Machine CD), interpretations of NINE INCH NAILSs Wish, MASSIVE ATTACKs Angel, SOUNDGARDENs Jesus Christ Pose and Justin Timberlakes Like I Love You as well as previously unreleased live material. Many of these covers have been heard during the bands live sets over the past several years but remained unrecorded until this EP. Plagiarism is available exclusively via iTunes here.

On June 27th the band will release Miss Machine: The DVD in North America (with an international release on July 3rd). This low-priced limited edition DVD features a collection of behind-the-scenes footage, all the studio videos from Miss Machine and live clips spanning the ensuing worldwide tour.

Also, starting today, Tuesday June 13th, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN will play as direct support to AFI during the first leg of their December Underground Tour. In addition to their dates with AFI, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN will be doing several headlining shows with label mates DYSRHYTHMIA in tow and will round the tour out by providing support for COHEED AND CAMBRIA in the mid-west.
 
 
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12 June 2006 @ 11:43 am
Legendary metal giants SUFFOCATION have begun recording their new album.

The self-titled new album is being recorded at Full Force Studios in Long Island, NY. Suffocation is the follow-up to 2004's Souls To Deny and will see a September 2006 release.

Additionally, SUFFOCATION have enlisted tattoo artist JonZig from Skingraver Tattoo Studio in Austin, TX for Suffocations album artwork. For more information on JonZig, please visit www.jonzig.com.

Updated SUFFOCATION news / tour information will be made available via the Relapse Records website: www.RELAPSE.com and the SUFFOCATION website: www.SUFFOCATION.us
 
 
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ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY has announced the addition of vocalist Kyle Thomas (ex- EXHORDER / FLOODGATE) to its lineup.

Thomas states: "This band is stocked with amazing musicians and most importantly quality people. It's great to be in the fold and an honor to be considered by such a great, hard working band as ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY. Above all, a big thank you to goes out to Karrie Hill for contacting me so that this could all be possible."

"Kyle is a world class singer with an impressive rsum that includes being a founding member of seminal New Orleans metal band EXHORDER and singing with other acts including FLOODGATE, PITTS VS PREPS and TROUBLE." comments ATP drummer Bryan Cox. Cox continues; "With the singer situation resolved, we will be headed quickly toward hitting the studio and getting it [the new record] on tape. If you are at all familiar with Kyle's work, then you know what he is going to bring to this ATP record. It will be very special and we feel honored and fortunate to be taking the next step forward as ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY with him as a part of the team."

Guitarist Erik Larson adds We knew right away that Kyle was the man for the singer spot when we heard him singing on some of the new material. Personally, as an EXHORDER fan, I felt a bit star struck that this guy was singing on our music. It's amazing. So we got him up to RVA for a visit / meet and greet / rehearse - ie: alcoholocaust ATP style. It went perfectly. Couldn't have asked for a better dude to join the band. Im f*cking stoked!

ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY has been writing for the new record since last July with the music for 14 songs already completed. The writing process will be rounded out with the addition of Thomass vocals for what will be their sixth full-length studio album. Expect to see ATP road-testing this new material soon.
 
 
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Relapse Records is proud to present the complete soundtrack to the legendary blaxploitation film classic DOLEMITE.



Fans of the legendary blaxploitation film classic DOLEMITE can now experience, for the first time ever on CD, the wild and funky sounds of this hugely influential piece of cinematic history. DOLEMITE's original motion picture soundtrack is to be reissued on June 27 in North America (July 3 Internationally) courtesy of Relapse Records.



This deluxe reissue also includes rare and exclusive bonus tracks and radio ads from the film and its sequel THE HUMAN TORNADO, as well as an extensive 28 page booklet with never before seen behind the scenes photos, exhaustive liner notes on the film and Moores career written by his official biographer Mark Jason Murray, and much more. DOLEMITE's original motion picture soundtrack also features the recording debut of Grammy Award winning artist James Ingram (Just Once, Yah Mo Be There, etc.). The soundtrack will also be issued in a deluxe gatefold vinyl version limited to 1,000 copies.



In the mid 1970s, the worlds first and greatest X-rated comedian Rudy Ray Moore, took his popular character Dolemite from vinyl to film and created a massive smash hit with the gospel of street hustler, pimp and all-around ghetto superhero DOLEMITE. Without a doubt one of the best known and most enduring of all blaxploitation films and scores, DOLEMITE's legendary story and music helped define a film genre, the sound of a decade, and give birth to a new sound that would change the face of music forever in its' wake. Having now sold millions of copies on home video, Rudy Ray Moore and Dolemite have achieved legendary status and are an admitted influence on popular artists including Eddie Murphy, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, The Beastie Boys, Robert Townsend, Ice T, Ol Dirty Bastard and hundreds more. The pedigree that the oft-duplicated DOLEMITE spawned is undeniable and Moores fan base continues to grow, spanning all genders, races and ages.



Additionally, fans can visit the soundtrack's official home on the web at www.DolemiteSoundtrack.com to hear free music and collect free DOLEMITE wallpapers, graphics, Instant Messenger icons, web-board avatars, and more.
 
 
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12 June 2006 @ 11:34 am
Relapse Records is proud to announce the signing of Poland's ANTIGAMA.

The Warsaw-based, progressive grindcore quartet is comprised of Lukasz Myszkowski (Vocals), Sebastian Rokicki (Guitar), Michal Pietrasik (Bass) and Krzysztof Bentkowski (Drums).

Rokicki comments on the signing; "Relapse is the perfect label for ANTIGAMA and we are happy to be there. We grew up on Relapse and have watched the label develop from the very beginning. Our new album for Relapse means an awesome new chapter in the history of our band." The band is planning a winter-recording for their as-yet-untitled Relapse debut.

ANTIGAMA has previously released several independent releases as well as the critically-acclaimed full-length Zeroland via Selfmadegod Records

Listen to ANTIGAMA here: http://www.purevolume.com/ANTIGAMA and/or here: www.myspace.com/ANTIGAMA.
 
 
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THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN are set to appear on FUSE�s live daily studio show, Daily Download, Thursday May 18th @ 5:00 pm EST. The Daily Download features a special guest appearance every weekday by some of the hottest names in music, a music video countdown and free downloads given away courtesy of F.Y.E. music stores.

The band will be discussing their forthcoming tour plans as well as unveiling the news about two brand-new DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN releases.

Starting June 13th, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN will play as direct support for AFI during the punk superstars inaugural North American tour for its new record. This summer tour will also include Nightmare of You and be making stops in major cities across the country. In addition to their dates with AFI, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN will be doing several headlining shows with label mates DYSRHYTHMIA in tow.

DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Tour Dates:

June 10 Fredricksburg, VA KC's
June 13 Montreal, QUE Le Medley (w/ AFI)
June 15 Toronto, ONT Kool Haus (w/ AFI)
June 20 Boston, MA Avalon (w/ AFI)
June 22 New York, NY Roseland Ballroom (w/ AFI)
June 23 New York, NY Roseland Ballroom (w/ AFI)
June 24 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory (w/ AFI)
June 25 Washington, DC Black Cat
June 26 Portsmouth, VA Ntelos Pavilion (w/ AFI)
June 28 Myrtle Beach, SC House Of Blues (w/ AFI)
June 29 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
June 30 Tampa, FL State Theatre
July 01 Orlando, FL Backbooth
July 02 Tallahassee, FL Beta Bar
July 05 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theatre (w/ AFI)
July 07 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre (w/ AFI)
July 09 Minneapolis, MN The Quest (w/ AFI)
July 11 Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium (w/ AFI)
July 12 Salt Lake City, UT Salt Lake City Fairgrounds (w/ AFI)
July 14 Tuscon, AZ Skrappys (w/ Dysrhythmia)
July 15 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad (w/ Dysrhythmia)
July 17 San Antonio, TX Sanctuary (w/ Dysrhythmia)
July 18 Houston, TX Walters (w/ Dysrhythmia)
July 19 Dallas, TX Gypsy Tea Room (w/ Dysrhythmia)
July 20 Austin, TX Emos (w/ Dysrhythmia)
July 21 Fayettville, AR The Music Hall (w/ Dysrhythmia)
July 22 Des Moines, IA House Of Bricks (w/ Dysrhythmia)
July 23 Madison, WI The Annex (w/ Dysrhythmia)
July 27 Joplin, MO The Foundry (w/ Dysrhythmia)
July 28 Omaha, NE Sokol Underground (w/ Dysrhythmia)
July 29 Wichita, KS Headway Skate Park (w/ Dysrhythmia)
July 30 St. Louis, MO The Pageant (w/ AFI)
July 31 Cleveland, OH The Agora (w/ AFI)
 
 
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Seminal instrumental band DON CABALLERO see the North American release of World Class Listening Problem, its newest record and first in almost five years, today (Tuesday May 16th).

World Class Listening Problem marks the first recorded work by the band's new incarnation (founder and drummer extraordinaire Damon Che, bassist Jason Jouver, and guitarists Gene Doyle and Jeff Ellsworth) and is set for release outside North America on May 22nd.

The ten song effort was recorded by the band�s longtime producer Al Sutton (THE LAUGHING HYENAS, BIG CHIEF) at Sutton's Rustbelt Studios and mastered by Alan Douches (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, MASTODON) at West West Side Studios. An e-card previewing World Class Listening Problem can be accessed here.

DON CABALLERO has also announced tour plans in support of World Class Listening Problem, which will mark the band�s first extensive set of dates in well over a year. Among forthcoming plans are a hometown record release show with label mates ZOMBI, an Eastern North American jaunt and an extensive Western U.S. run set for late summer

DON CABALLERO Tour Dates:

May 19 Pittsburgh, PA Garfield Artworks (w/ Zombi)
June 15 Montreal, QC Canada La Sala Rossa
June 17 Ottawa, ON Canada Barrymore's Music Hall
June 18 Hamilton, ON Canada Casbah
June 19 Toronto, ON Canada Horse Shoe Tavern
June 20 London, ON Canada Call The Office
June 21 Lansing, MI Mac's
June 22 Chicago, IL The Note
July 14 Cambridge, MA The Middle East
July 20 Washington, DC Black Cat
July 21 New York, NY Knitting Factory
July 28 Baltimore, MD Otto Bar
July 29 Philadelphia, PA Khyber Pass
 
 
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Veteran ATHEIST guitarist Rand Burkey has been forced to bow out of the bands forthcoming festival performances due to legal troubles.

Filling in for Burkey will be veteran guitarist Chris Baker. Baker will be joining core ATHEIST members Kelly Shaefer, Tony Choy, and Steve Flynn as well as guitarist Sonny Carson (who will be playing Shaefer's guitar role due to Shaefer's long-running battles w/ tendonitis and carpal tunnel.) Baker and Carson are currently playing with Steve Flynn's new band GNOSTIC.

"In fine ATHEIST tradition we've been dealt another set of obstacles to overcome. These new problems have made these upcoming shows come very close to not happening but Chris is an extraordinary player, and has done a great job on the very difficult task of dissecting and learning Rand's guitar parts" says Shaefer. "Not having Rand be able to take part is a disappointment to us, but we have always honored our band commitments, even in the face of unbelievable odds, and this will be no exception. We've been playing these songs for months now, they are sounding great! We simply cannot wait to get it on!."
 
 
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DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN bassist Liam Wilson has been nominated by PETA2 in their second annual "World�s Sexiest Vegetarian" poll.

Voting is taking place at PETA2.com now, the direct voting link can be found here. This is Wilson�s second year of being nominated amongst other high-profile musicians and actors who are vegetarians. Additionally, Wilson appeared in a nation-wide print advertising campaign for PETA2 earlier this year advocating the organization�s efforts to inform people about the vegetarian lifestyle.

Wilson's most recent recorded work can be heard on THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN's critically-acclaimed Miss Machine full-length
 
 
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Sweden's DISFEAR are set to kick off their North American headlining tour with a pre-tour celebration in conjunction with Relapse Records, the Philly Roller Girls and R5 Productions this Thursday May 11th at Manny Brown�s (512 South Street) in Philadelphia, PA. DISFEAR will be hanging out all night long during this event that will run from 8:00 pm to 12 midnight EST and feature a raffle to help raise funds for the Relapse Records sponsored Philly Roller Girls derby team, The Heavy Metal Hookers, where attendees will have a chance to win DISFEAR and Relapse Records merchandise, concert tickets and more. This party will also celebrate the coming of The Heavy Metal Hookers debut bout this Sunday, May 14th at Millennieum Skateworld in Camden, NJ.

The following night, DISFEAR will be performing the first show of this tour in Philadelphia at the First Unitarian Church (22nd and Chestnut) with label-mates RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER and others. From there, the crust-rock destroyers will be hitting major cities in the North, East, Mid-West and Canada with fellow label mates MISERY INDEX along with Strong Intention and more during the course of the tour. A complete listing of DISFEAR tour dates can be found below.

This is DISFEAR�s second North American visit since the release of their Relapse debut, Misanthropic Generation. Upon returning home from this tour, they will finish up work on the follow-up album to Misanthropic Generation that is expected to see a late 2006 / early 2007 release via Relapse.

Updated DISFEAR news / tour information will be made available via the Relapse Records website: www.RELAPSE.com and the DISFEAR website: www.DISFEAR.com.


"Pedal-to-the-metal punk f**king rock at its best." - KERRANG!

"Misanthropic Generation is crude and ugly, boasting a Motorhead-like simplicity, but played with much more viciousness." - KNAC.com

"straightforward and ruthlessly brutal" - ORLANDO WEEKLY




DISFEAR TOUR DATES:


May 12 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church (w/ Phobia, 9 Shocks Terror, Rumpelstiltskin Grinder, Strong Intention)

***all dates from May 13 to June 4 w/ Phobia, Misery Index and Strong Intention (except where noted)***

May 13 New York, NY CBGB (w/ 9 Shocks Terror, Disassociate)
May 14 Providence, RI Club Gyza (w/ 9 Shocks Terror)
May 15 Wallingford, CT Wallingford American Legion Hall
May 16 Buffalo, NY Polish Library
May 17 Cleveland, OH The Jigsaw (w/ 9 Shocks Terror)
May 18 Lansing, MI Oade's Hidden Camel
May 19 Chicago, IL Nite Cap (w/ 9 Shocks Terror)
May 20 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock (w/ 9 Shocks Terror)
May 21 Madison, WI The Annex (w/ 9 Shocks Terror, Facedowninshit)
May 22 St. Louis, MO Just Bills (w/ 9 Shocks Terror)
May 23 Indianapolis, IN Emerson Theatre (w/ The Dream Is Dead)
May 24 Columbus, OH High Five
May 25 Pittsburgh, PA Lawrenceville Moose Lodge
May 26 Richmond, VA Nanci Raygun (NO MISERY INDEX)***
May 27 Norfolk, VA Peppermint Beach Club (w/ Facedowninshit)
May 28 Baltimore, MD Sonar (as part of the Maryland Deathfest w/ Necrophagist and more)
May 30 Syracuse, NY Auburn Public Theatre
May 31 Toronto, ON Lee's Palace
June 1 Sherbrooke, QC Th��tre Granada (w/ Mesrine)
June 2 Montreal, QC Club Soda (w/ Cursed, Ghoulunatics, Atheretic, Mesrine, Rumpelstiltskin Grinder)
June 3 Quebec City, QC Campus Charlesbourg (w/ Neuraxis, Ghoulunatics, Atheretic, Mesrine, Rumpelstiltskin Grinder)
June 4 Cambridge, MA Cambridge Elks Lodge