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Special thanks to everyone who came out to the New Years Party, it
was a major BLAST! Before the highway comes through and takes this
place, and I'm back to Cali for good, we're gonna have a few more
God willing, and yeah, he said it was cool.

OK, yes all the zines are really far behind.  Been two months since
this one.  Yet I will be closing them out in January and getting
back on track in February.  For everyone bitchin', I do this for
rock n roll, not payola, so fud it, ok?

Still looking for that hot little live in number.  She's gotta love
those open-back platform heels, no rent involved, just walk around
in those shoes all day.

Bootlegger is ready for opening slots, if anyone has gigs.  We play
for money, beer, or babes (21+ only, please), or a combination of all
three. Holler!

Later.
TW

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THIS MONTHS's ZINE SPOTLIGHT

MUSIC EXTREME # 31
www.musicextreme.com  - info@musicextreme.com
Labels and Bands send your CDs, demos, etc. for reviewing to:
Federico Marongiu/ Music Extreme
Billinghurst 2380  2-A
(C1425DTV) Buenos Aires
ARGENTINA

INTERVIEWS:  
Chinchilla
Crucified Mortals
Cryptic Warning
Crystal Blaze
Dead Pad
Ensiferum
Gergovia
Seventh One
The Watch

EMAIL: info@musicextreme.com

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BANDS - RECORD AT UNDERGROUND RECORDS
$5 PER HOUR DIRECT TO DISC
$10 PER HOUR 24 TRACK DIGITAL HARD DRIVE RECORDING

http://undergroundrecords.org/studioa.html

I also have spots open for monthly houseparties....jam to an intimate
invitation only crowd in the studio - get it cut live to disc - FREE!

email: ugr.geo@yahoo.com
ICQ: 40842434

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MAIDEN HELL

Please take the time to check out Harmon Comics in the new Metal
Maniacs Magazine along with a picture of my Band "STEVIL" (page 108)
and a picture of my comic book "Maiden Hell" (page 106)
For any Questions on both the Comic Book or the Band E-Mail me
Thanks STEVIL
Harmon Comics
You can pick up Metal Maniacs Magazine at most stores

http://www.harmoncomics.com

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c/o: Eck
Editor-in-Chief
Brückenring 39a
D-86916 Kaufering
Germany
Ring I:   +49 (0)8191-69.70
Ring II:  +49 (0)175-69.90.234
email:     info@metalmessage.de
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A-WAVE - SYSTEM 7

http://www.a-wave.com/system7/

Please remember that even if you're not listening to your music on
a portable digital device, if your internet computer has a CD burner
you can burn your purchased downloads onto CD and then play them
wherever you wish. This is essentially a new way of distributing
recorded music.

We are offering 2 download formats:- wma with DRM copy protection
and high bitrate VBR MP3 with no restrictions. Please see this page
for some more details:-

http://www.a-wave.com/system7/pages/archive/label2/dnlds.htm

PLANET 7 DOWNLOAD

We are continuing to offer an exclusive full-length download of the
Son Kite remix of our new vinyl 12" single Planet 7. We have a page
with mp3 and real audio samples of all 3 mixes of Planet 7 here:-

http://www.a-wave.com/label/pages/AAWT703.htm

Please visit the A-Wave Webshop page which is now digitally enabled
for full download purchase.

http://www.recordstore.co.uk/awave/

ENCANTADO - The new SYSTEM 7 album CD is out now and is selling well.

We have mp3 and real audio samples up on our site for the new album -
ENCANTADO (AAWCD009):-

http://www.a-wave.com/label/pages/AAWCD009.htm

MORE DETAILS on our website or directly on this page:-

http://www.a-wave.com/system7/pages/archive/albums/encan.htm

In case you're interested we've put up some pages explaining the
Huichol yarn painting image we have featured on the CD artwork.
Here's the first one (it links to the other 2):-

http://www.a-wave.com/system7/pages/archive/goodies/huichol1.htm

LIVE TRANSMISSIONS 1 - AAWCDP010 - System 7 Live CD

This will remain a special internet-only release, so we will continue
to mention it on mail-list mailouts.

Currently available at the A-Wave webshop and at Planet Gong's
Kasbah page.

http://www.planetgong.co.uk/octave/cd/system7_live.shtml

Live Transmissions is also available at:-
(Japan)

http://www.wakyo.jp/web-shop/select_catno.php?label=A-WAVE
http://www.beatink.com/TheDeli/framenr.shtml

(Australia)

http://www.tempestrecordings.com.au

Further details on the System 7 website - plus a page with 3 extracts
from the Live CD in streaming Real Audio and downloadable MP3. This
is the direct link:-

http://www.a-wave.com/label/pages/AAWCD010.htm

Onwards and Upwards
Steve & Miquette (System 7)

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THIS MONTH'S INDIE LABEL SPOTLIGHT

Touch and Go Records
PO Box 25520
Chicago, IL 60625

Email: info @ tgrec.com (remove spaces for correct address).
Fax: 773-388-3888
Phone: 773-388-8888
Sales: x302
Publicity: x301
Toll free Mailorder (US Only) 1-800-3-TOUCHU

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BEEN TO A GOOD SHOW, HEAR A GREAT NEW RECORDING?

Give the underground your review here:

http://members.sitegadgets.com/Rockfest/story.html

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Sex Inferno '72 - GET OFF

http://www.sexinferno72.de/

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OUT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

on Paragon Recs.
www.paragonrecords.net<http://www.paragonrecords.net/>

Impiety -Paramount Evil CD
Rigor Sardonicous -Principia Sardonica CD

Brand new album of the Hellbeast! 8 skullfucking trax, recorded in
Mexico during the past summer with members of Disgorge and Ravager,  
who joined the forces of Impiety.

AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THE USA ONLY. all other territories contact
Agonia Recs

After a long five years since their last album, Rigor Sardonicous
return with their 3rd and darkest opus of Apocalyptic Doom. Imagine
Thergothon, early Skepticism, Disembowelment, Symphony of Grief,  and
Winter stripped to its barest elements. Only for the truest of DOOM
enthusiasts.

AVAILABLE FOR WORLDWIDE SALE
MP3's for both releases have been posted

in other paragon news:

-Frost's -Fragments Extreme Loneliness re-release will see the light
 of day early January 2005

-Elite's Kampen and Dimentianon's Seven Suicides will be back in
 stock at the end of the month.

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LEARN HOW TO PICK LOCKS

http://lockpicking101.com

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

HOOK UP WITH YOUR OWN SOLDIER

http://mville.edu

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FREE Musicians Classifieds
http://www.freemusiciansclassifieds.com
webmaster@freemusiciansclassifieds.com

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NEED A POOL HALL

Check this out:

http://www.clicks.com/

Happy Ball Knockin'!

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INCAS RECORDS

Smorgasbord Records is proud to announce The Return Of Incas! After
18 years of only focusing on Smorgasbord Records projects, we have
decided to take on a brand new task, that being the distribution for
the new Incas Records.

Incas records began in 1982 as a means for the Connecticut
hardcore/punk band Lost Generation to release their first 7" entitled
"Never Work". It was an idea conceived by Lost Generation's lead
singer Joe Dias. After releasing that record other Connecticut bands
began to approach him asking how they could get their bands records
pressed. They soon decided that it made sense to use just one label
name instead of every band having their own label.  From 1982 until
the end of the decade Incas released approximately 45 records, tapes
and CD's by bands from all over Connecticut and the surrounding states.
The majority of the bands were part of the local New Haven music scene
and Incas played a big part in unifying these bands and helping them
get exposure outside of Connecticut and throughout the world.  No
hardcore/punk record collection is complete without the Incas releases
by C.I.A., Miracle Legion, 76% Uncertain, Vatican Commandos (who
included a young guitarist from Bridgeport, CT named Moby who went on
to solo fame and fortune), the Connecticut Fun LP Compilation and so
many others...

  By the end of the 1980's Joe Dias was becoming less involved in
playing music and eventually Incas Records just sorta faded out. In
2004 Joe and Sue Snow resurrected The Incas name. Joe Snow tells how
it all came together ..."Growing up in Connecticut and attending local
punk and hardcore shows since the mid 1980's I developed a love for
local bands. Connecticut has always produced an overwhelming amount of
great bands of all genre's which may be surprising to many since it is
such a small state. Collecting local records has been my passion for
many years. As I dug for these obscure vinyl discs, I also began to
find tapes of many unreleased sessions that bands had recorded but
never distributed. I got the idea to compile the best of these unheard
tunes so that the rest of the world could share in my discoveries but
the stumbling block was what label to release it on. I had recently
met Joe Dias and was familiar with Incas records and owned many of
their releases. The idea just came to me, "Why not release it on Incas
since Incas has always been about supporting the local music scene?".
It was the perfect vehicle for what I was doing. I asked Joe Dias what
his thoughts on this might be and before you knew it I was reviving
the Incas label. Joe Dias has also given me full permission to
the vast Incas back catalog some of which I will be reissuing
beginning with the legendary "Connecticut Fun" compilation of mid
1980's hardcore bands including Vatican Commandos, Youth Of Today,
Seizure, No Milk On Tuesday and 76% Uncertain. There is a lot of
history behind Incas Records and I'm hoping to continue that legacy
and keep the Incas tradition alive with new releases and reissuing
the old classics".

First up from Incas Records will be a cd compilation called "Up All
Night: Unearthing The Relics Of CT's Lost Underground", Incas Records
100. The CD is the first release in a series featuring Connecticut
bands of the early punk era and is the result of endless hours writing
emails, talking with people and exploring Connecticut's mostly
forgotten early days. Most of the material on this compilation has
never seen the light of day or if it was released, it never made it
outside the local Connecticut music scene.  Many of these bands
existed for only a brief period in time and they didn't have the money
to put out a record.  This CD is fourteen bands pounding out twenty
three rare, raw, punk rock tracks from the dawn of the punk rock era!

Stay tuned for the exact release date and for the CD release show which
five of the bands have already agreed to reunite and play at!

Up All Night "Unearthing The Relics Of CT's Lost Underground"

Epitome
1. Thief Of Lovers Lane, 2. Transistor Sister
Xtras
3. Brainwashed, 4. Got No Money
Reactors
5. Summertime Blues, 6. Die Walking
Survivors
7. She Knew
X-Factor
8. Fuck You Nazi Punks, 9. Life In Suburbia
Dummys
10. Department Store Dummys, 11. I Hate You
Gregg Won
12. Light Street , 13. L.A.I.D.
Last Supper
14. Relief, 15. Funtime
The Kids
16. Down At Ron´s
532X
17. Little DJ
No Milk On Tuesday
18. Pressure Sensitive, 19. Opie´s Gay
The Cadavers
20. I Wanted More
No Music
21. City To City, 22. Same Old Shit
Editors
23. Railhead

Thanks!
Jeff Terranova

Smorgasbord Records
P.O. Box 5392
Milford, CT 06460
USA
Phone 203-877-5750
Fax 203-877-5950
http://www.smorgasbordrecords.com
Feeding the underground scene since 1986!

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THE MAN GOT HIS EYE ON U?

Thousands of innocent American citizens are now targets for
perpetual surveillance in order to make the numbers look good,
pay for people's careers and political attempts at strange,
morbid styles of vendetta. Wake up people, if you think
it's all to "keep you free", you're one of the ones living in
a dark fantasy land.

Closed grand jury hearings and secretive government activities
do not make you safe, they make you targets, and many times,
a criminal, even if it has nothing to do with "homeland security".

Start dealing with reality.  If you know or suspect you are one
of the thousands now targets of the man, his machines, and his
means begin by realizing yes, it does happen. You could be the
next denied their rights, and quite possibly, their life.

Contact the ACLU

>>>>

State affiliates of the ACLU handle requests for legal assistance,
lobby the state legislatures, and host public forums throughout the
year.  Your state affiliate is therefore best equipped to handle
your concerns.  

To find your ACLU affiliate, please visit
http://www.aclu.org/Affiliates/subsitesmain.cfm

Please also consider becoming a member of the ACLU. To join,
please visit
http://www.aclu.org/contribute/contribute.cfm
or call 1-888-567-ACLU

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LEGAL DISCLAIMER

** This message was not written or endorsed by the ACLU; this is
a much needed public service announcement for people who'd like to
keep freedom real, not a political fantasy.  You know who you are.

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      Dimebag Darrell (1966-2004)
     
 We are shocked and saddened by that Wednesday night's horrible and
senseless shootings.  This is a tragic day for the music community,
and our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, their families,
and the surviving members of Damageplan and their crew.  Dimebag
Darrell was an exceptional musician and an extraordinary person.  
Along with his brother and bandmate, Vinnie Paul, he was a member of
the Elektra/Atlantic family for the past 14 years, and he will be
deeply missed.  The bravery displayed by Damageplan, their crew,
their fans, and the local police will never be forgotten.  

...nothing left to say !!!

Our deepest regrets and thoughts tonight are with Dimebag Darrell
and his relatives.

We will not forget you !

With the greatest respect

DARKSIDE

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JOE BROWN

 If you think Joe is too old for you (he is actually a wonderful
musician and the last of the original UK rocker's alive) then maybe
your Mum and Dad would enjoy. Its a poignant song and anyone who has
lost a close one, could relate to this song. It is now in the Top 5
of most requested songs for funerals.

JOE BROWN - I'LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS

Joe sang this as the last song at George Harrison tribute concert -
A SONG FOR GEORGE. We are released it as a single on December 20th.

We are going to get airplay on Sarah Kennedy show and Janie Lee
Grace. Tomorrow and Tuesday. It would be marvellous if you could
email the show after enthusing about the record. ie: "what a lovely
record" and "where can I get this record" or "are you playing it
again" etc. They really do take notice of email response these days.

If you miss it, R2 have a facility that enables one to hear
previously broadcast programmes on their website -

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/shows/kennedy/ (Tuesday)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/shows/grace/ (tomorrow's Janie Lee Grace
Show with the comp for a winner+1 to go to one of the remaining shows)

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UNDERGROUND APPROVED LINKAGE

http://del.icio.us/ - Millions of bookmarks, plus reviews, add
your own!!
http://www.fametracker.com - Famer's Almanac Of Celebrities
http://www.whowouldbuythat.com/ - Auction Oddities
http://turdbirds.com/ - QUACK?
http://bugmenot.com - Get past the BS
http://monkey.org/~jose/software/matrixdump/ - Neo phone home
http://byobb.tv/ - Big Your Own Bible baby
http://www.pagancluster.org - Pagan's Unite!!!
http://www.holdthebutton.com/ - How Long Can You Hold It?
http://hoehel.be/ - Hoehel'in
http://www.scn.org/tech/telmuseum/ - Museum Of Communications
http://www.muniwireless.com - Municipal Wireless
http://www.blinkx.com - Research Assistant

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THOSE IRISH MUGS

The Twelve Sullivans are a hard drinking fighting irish folk music
act. If you like the Pogues we are in the same vein arf arf. I can
send you a cd or there are clips of some of the songs on the site.
If you like the sound of it I will post you a CD. So far we are
completely unknown outside Europe. Hope to hear from you soon.

Arthur Fuxache
http://www.thetwelvesullivans.co.uk/
01342 836985

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THE REAL IRAQ

Can you circulate this? This is a letter from Ray Reynolds, a medic
in the Iowa Army National Guard, serving in Iraq:

As I head off to Baghdad for the final weeks of my stay in Iraq, I
wanted to say thanks to all of you who did not believe the media.
They have done a very poor job of covering everything that has
happened. I am sorry that I have not been able to visit all of you
during my two week leave back home. And just so you can rest at night
knowing something is happening in Iraq that is noteworthy, I thought
I would pass this on to you. This is the list of things that has
happened in Iraq recently: (Please share it with your friends and
compare it to the version that your paper is producing.)

* Over 400,000 kids have up-to-date immunizations.
* School attendance is up 80% from levels before the war.
* Over 1,500 schools have been renovated and rid of the weapons stored
  there so education can   occur.
* The port of Uhm Qasar was renovated so grain can be off-loaded from
  ships faster.
* The country had its first 2 billion barrel export of oil in August.
* Over 4.5 million people have clean drinking water for the first time
  ever in Iraq.
* The country now receives 2 times the electrical power it did before
  the war.
* 100% of the hospitals are open and fully staffed, compared to 35%
  before the war.
* Elections are taking place in every major city, and city councils
  are in place.
* Sewer and water lines are installed in every major city.
* Over 60,000 police are patrolling the streets.
* Over 100,000 Iraqi civil defense police are securing the country.
* Over 80,000 Iraqi soldiers are patrolling the streets side by side
  with US soldiers.
* Over 400,000 people have telephones for the first time ever.
* Students are taught field sanitation and hand washing techniques to
  prevent the spread of germs.
* An interim constitution has been signed.
* Girls are allowed to attend school.
* Textbooks that don't mention Saddam are in the schools for the first
  time in 30 years.
  
Don't believe for one second that these people do not want us there.
I have met many, many people from Iraq that want us there, and in a
bad way. They say they will never see the freedoms we talk about but
they hope their children will. We are doing a good job in Iraq and I
challenge anyone, anywhere to dispute me on these facts. If you are
like me and very disgusted with how this period of rebuilding has been
portrayed, email this to a friend and let them know there are good
things happening.
 
     Ray Reynolds, SFC Iowa Army National Guard
     234th Signal Battalion

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DIRTY TRICKS

That's right folks... The recording of our new album is over! You
will find two new MP3's on our temporary webpage at this adress:
www.dirtytricksmusic.com

That being said, we need a good record label to put out our album.
Drop us a line if you're interested at: dirtytricksmusic@hotmail.com

We have a new member in the band so it makes us 5 now, his name is
Patrick and he's exactly the guy we needed to complete Dirty Tricks.
He plays Synths and Guitar.

That's it for now, hope you're all well!

DIRTY TRICKS

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"I tried sniffing Coke once, but the ice cubes got stuck in my nose."
> - George W. Bush, Sept. 23, 1983

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CATAMANIC

Hi!
We are Finnish funkrock band called Catamanic. Go and download any
of our great songs from these sites:
http://music.mp3lizard.com/catamanic,catamanic/
or´
http://www.mikseri.net/catamanic

And visit our website too:
www.catamanic.com

Hope you dig it!!!

 -Kaapo / Catamanic

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GALLERY OF LORE

Now you can download 2 live videos, "Ash" and "Venus", from
Spazio Giovani 2004 contest.
http://www.galleryoflore.com/download.asp

"Ash" will be insert into a compilation called "Spazio
Giovani 2004" (publication fixed for 2005). This is the
list band: Dabol, Gallery of Lore, Gnut, Granma, Jail Sound,
Melon Rouge, Paolo Pallante and Rubiq.

>> 21/01/2005 The New Breed Rock live
Via T. Romagnola, 15
Fornacette (PI)
Ingresso gratuito - inizio ore 22:00

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AROUND THE WORLD RECORDS

WE INVITE YOU TO VISIT THE NEWLY UPDATED BEATS PAGE OF OUR SITE!

http://www.aroundtheworldrecords.com/beats.htm

Around The World Records
P.O. Box 6967
Marietta, GA 30065
(770) 565-9455

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WITCHES' SABBATH "New world Plague"

WITCHES' SABBATH was born in the autumn of '97 playing Black/Death
Metal. This is their second album recorded in the "Ayers Rock Studio"
and released by Necromance records.9 Tracks of fast drum attacks,
raw and multistyle vocals and furous guitars.Worth checking out for
death/black fans!!!

Contacts : NECROMANCE RECORDS, P.O.Box 234, 38320 La Cuesta
S/C de Tenerife, Spain
Email : info@necromancemag.com Website : http://www.necromancemag.com

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HAVE YER METAL REVIEWED:

http://www.rockmetalbands.com

MARCO GANZERLI
VIA GIUSEPPE DOZZA 11
40139 BOLOGNA - ITALY

Please no CDrs if possible,

Best
MG

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MACAKONGS 2099
Caixa Postal 02445
CEP: 70849-970 Brasília - DF
Telefone: (61)9281-4102 (Djalma)
E-mail: macakongs2099@hotmail.com
website: http://www.geocities.com/macakongs2099

Ianuck Music - Venda de CDs: http://www.ianuckmusic.com.br
Internet Rock Radio: http://www.ianuckmusic.com.br/radio
Macakongs 2099: http://www.geocities.com/macakongs2099

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MOONSTONE LIVE

18/02/2005: NANTES (l'Escale - 20h)
DR FEELGOOD + HELLS CRACK + MOONSTONE + WILD WEST

12/02/2005 NOGEANT LE ROTROU (salle l'Arsenal)
avec Madame Guillotine

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JABUDAH LIVE

live at the Key Club
Friday - January 7th
9039 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood
9pm -- $5 cover -- All Ages**
**two drink minimum ($6) for those under 21

Get in for FREE
write to info@jabudah.net for guest list consideration.

upcoming shows
January 16th @Viper Room - 21+
January 21st @Thousand Oaks Teen Center - all ages
February 2nd @House of Blues, Sunset Strip - 21+
February 17th @Cobalt Cafe - all ages

for more info write to info@jabudah.net

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UNDERGROUND BAND SPOTLIGHTS

Mutualaid
http://www.mutualaid.be/

Gaijin
http://www.gaijinband.com/

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BOOTLEGGER - Available for opening spots in the Southeast Area

New Album - 200 PROOF - Out Summer 2005

http://undergroundrecords.org/bootlegger/

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from:  PLUSWELT

COMBI CHRIST – side-project of Andy La Plegua (ICON OF COIL) and
Björn (ex-FORTIFICATION 55) – will be hitting European stages from
early march 2005 presenting their new album “Everybody hates you”.

03.03.2005 Frankfurt, Nachtleben
04.03.2005 NL – Eindhoven, Effenaar
05.03.2005 Hamburg, Markthalle
10.03.2005 Oberhausen, Eisenlager
11.03.2005 Berlin, K 17
12.03.2005 Leipzig, Moritzbastei
13.03.2005 Augsburg, Kantine
30.04.2005 UK – Edinburgh, Teviot Row House

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GIRLS UNDER GLASS from Hamburg have got a new album out soon. While
the current single “Ohne dich” featuring Project Pitchfork´s vocalist
Peter Spilles is on its way to the top of the Deutsche Alternative
Charts the album “Zyklus” will be released at the end of January.
From February on the “Girls” will be on the road through Europe.

17.02.2005 Heidelberg, Schwimmbad
18.02.2005 München, Feierwerk
19.02.2005 Wien (A), Monastery
25.02.2005 Berlin, K 17
26.02.2005 Rostock, Mau Club
26.03.2005 London (UK), Islington Academy

Further dates to be announced in January! Please visit our website
www.pluswelt.com <http://www.pluswelt.com/>  so you won´t miss them!

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SEEYA!

Contact me:
Todd West
ICQ 40842434
ugr.geo@yahoo.com

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