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    KENTUCKY

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    This collection of southern boys are not the most original band in the world. They’ll never be accused of being the most musically gifted fellas in the world. Certainly, no one will ever listen to them and think, “wow, that’s really cutting edge music”. To the contrary though, release in and release out, the same thought comes to mind

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  • Zakk Wylde - BOOK OF SHADOWS II

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    BOOK OF SHADOWS II

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    Sequels to albums, at least in my listening experience, are generally poor. The two that immediately jump to mind for me are Rob Zombie’s HELLBELLY DELUXE 2 and Meat Loaf’s BAT OUT OF HELL 2. Both releases were pretty lame, and garnered attention solely because they were named after much more historic releases in their creator’s career.

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Image: The Spittin' Cobras, Pitriff, NewsOn the heels of the release of their debut album Year Of The Cobra, Seattle's The Spittin' Cobras have announced tour dates in support of the album. The tour is comprised of headlining dates as well as several supporting the Reverend Horton Heat.

"We can't wait to visit exotic distant lands such as Madison, Chicago, Austin and everywhere in between and really bring this record to life. We're very honored to share the stage on this tour with The Reverend Horton Heat. Watching him play is like taking Rock N' Roll 101," says frontman Alx Karchevsky of the upcoming dates.

4/25 – The Dark Horse – Missoula, MT
4/26 – The Railyard – Billings, MT
4/28 – The Silver Dollar – West Fargo, ND
4/29 – Station 4 – Minneapolis, MN
4/30 – The Crunchy Frog – Green Bay, WI
5/1 – The Frequency – Madison, WI
5/2 – Ultralounge – Chicago, IL
5/3 – Fubar – St. Louis, MO
5/5 – TBA – Austin, TX
5/6 – The Scout Bar – Houston, TX
5/7 – TBA – Corpus Christi, TX
5/8 – Korova – San Antonio, TX
5/9 – Blue Max – Midland, TX
5/11 – Burt's Tiki Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
5/12 – The Shredder – Boise, ID
5/15 & 5/16 – Red Room – Vancouver, BC
5/17 – Club 9one9 – Victoria, BC
5/18 – Hell's Kitchen – Tacoma, WA
5/19 – The Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
5/20 – Pink Garter Theatre – Jackson, WY
5/23 – Doug Fir – Portland, OR

For more information on The Spittin' Cobras please visit www.omega-records.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thespittincobras.

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