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ENTOMBED: U.S. Edition Of 'Inferno' To Include Bonus Disc

ENTOMBED's latest CD, "Inferno", will receive its long-awaited U.S. release on August 10 through Candlelight Records. The special U.S. edition of "Inferno" will include a bonus disc, "Averno", featuring two previously unreleased songs from the "Inferno" sessions as well as the song "When Humanity's Gone" that was previously released on the "Inferno" vinyl. In addition, ...

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DISTANT THUNDER Confirmed For Germany's KEEP IT TRUE III Festival

DISTANT THUNDER, the new band featuring former HELSTAR/DESTINY'S END and current SEVEN WITCHES frontman James Rivera, have been confirmed for Germany's Keep It True III festival, set to be held November 6 in Lauda-Königshofen. In addition to performing several brand-new DISTANT THUNDER originals, the band will play a special HELSTAR set as the event's headliners. ...

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THE PROPHECY, THE BELONGING: European Dates Announced

The U.K.'s THE PROPHECY, last seen on tour with MY DYING BRIDE, will be wooing European audiences with their melodic doom metal epics at the end of this month. Joining them on the bill will be THE BELONGING and CONQUEST OF STEEL. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 29 - The Cave – Amsterdam, NETH ...

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FUELED II FIRE To Play Hollywood Gig, Support Acts Announced

FUELED II FIRE, the new band featuring former PISSING RAZORS members Cesar Soto (guitar), Joe Rodriguez (vocals) and Mat Lynch (guitar), will be performing at the Viper Room in Hollywood, CA on Wednesday May, 26. Support at the show will come from XEO 3, DARK 32 and STEEL REMAINS. As previously reported, FUELED II FIRE ...

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AFTER ALL Complete Work On New Album

On May 14, Begium's AFTER ALL completed the recording of the their fifth full-length album, "The Vermin Breed". The CD is set for release this fall. Like its predecessor, "Mercury Rising", "The Vermin Breed" was recorded and mixed by veteran producer Harris Johns at his Spiderhouse Studio in Berlin, Germany. Harris is best known for ...

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SACRED STEEL: New Album 'Iron Blessings' To Surface In July

SACRED STEEL have set a July 19 release date through Massacre Records for their new album, "Iron Blessings". The CD was recorded at House Of Music Studio in Stuttgart-Winterbach, Germany and was produced by Achim Köhler. Eleven tracks will be included on the album, which "will convince all real metalheads and show that the German ...

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ANVIL: Early Albums To Be Reissued

In addition to securing the rights to the group's latest studio album, "Back To Basics", for the U.S., Screaming Ferret Wreckords will soon be releasing seven classic from veteran Canadian metallers ANVIL — discs that defined and secured the band's status in the true heavy metal elite. Titles include three currently out-of-print releases: 1987's "Strength ...

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AGENT STEEL To Film Dutch Shows For Upcoming DVD

AGENT STEEL will be playing at the Dynamo Festival pre-party at Effenaar in Eindhoven, Netherlands on Friday, June 4. Also rumored to appear are SHADOWS FALL. Support at the show will come from Belgium's AFTER ALL. AGENT STEEL have been confirmed for this year's Dynamo Festival, set to take place June 5 at Goffertpark in ...

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HIBRIA: Debut Album Mixed By IRON SAVIOR's PIET SIELCK

Brazilian heavy metallers HIBRIA have finished mixing and mastering their debut album, "Defying the Rules", with Piet Sielck (IRON SAVIOR) at a studio in Germany. A release date for the CD has yet to be announced. Based out of Porto Alegre, HIBRIA play traditional metal in the vein of HELLOWEEN and JUDAS PRIEST. The songs ...

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VINDIKATION Finalize Track Listing For Debut CD, Full Song Available For Download

VINDIKATION, the new band featuring former STEEL PROPHET members Jim Williams (guitar) and Karl Rosqvist (drums), vocalist Jason McCrarey (SANCTUS) and keyboardist Rob Rampley (WINDS DIED DOWN), have finished mixing and mastering their debut release, "Chamber of Discontent", with engineer Erik Norlander (AYREON, LANA LANE). The recording features "a unique combination of progressive metal music, ...

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VINDIKATION Finish Mixing Debut CD

VINDIKATION, the new band featuring former STEEL PROPHET members Jim Williams (guitar) and Karl Rosqvist (drums), vocalist Jason McCrarey (SANCTUS) and keyboardist Rob Rampley (WINDS DIED DOWN), have finished mixing their debut CD, "Chamber of Discontent" for a summer release. The recording contains 10 tracks with a running time of 45 minutes. Mastering for the ...

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DEATH ANGEL To Guest On 107.7 THE BONE

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL will be appearing on 107.7 The Bone's "Metal Zone" with Billy Steel this Friday night (April 30) between 9:00 p.m. and midnight PST. DEATH ANGEL will be talking about their upcoming CD, "The Art of Dying", and will be premiering several cuts off the album. Listen to ...

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HIRAX To Release New Album In May

Thrash metal veterans HIRAX's latest studio album, "The New Age of Terror", will be released May 18 on Black Devil Records and Deep Six Records on CD and limited-edition picture-disc formats. Upon hearing the raw tracks, which were recorded at another studio, producer Michael Rozon (MELVINS, ADRENALINE OD) and the band decided the quality wasn't ...

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AGENT STEEL Forced To Cancel Reseda Show

AGENT STEEL have issued the following update: "We just got back from Minnesota from the Minneapolis Mayhem Fest (w/ MORBID ANGEL, SATYRICON, SUFFOCATION, USURPER, HEATHEN, etc...). The show kicked serious ass. All the bands were really good and we had a great set with excellent sound! Here's the song list from our performance: 01. Day ...

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METALFEST Organizer JACK KOSHICK Sued By HELL ON EARTH

John C. Koshick (a.k.a. Jack Koshick), organizer of several underground heavy metal festivals, including the long-running Milwaukee Metalfest, was reportedly served with court papers on Monday, April 19 in connection with a dispute over industrial rock band HELL ON EARTH's removal from the lineup of this year's Sun n' Steel Metalfest. According to a posting ...

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STEEL PROPHET Complete 'Leatherette' Video

STEEL PROPHET guitarist Steve Kachinsky has issued the following update on the recording sessions for the group's new album, entitled "Beware": "We finished the video for 'Leatherette' Wednesday. It was directed by David Bellino, and he did a great job for us. Major thanks to him and Kevin Cafferty for setting up all the gear, ...

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RAGE: DVD Details Revealed

RAGE bassist/vocalist Peavy Wagner and guitarist Victor Smolski are currently at the Blind Guardian Studio in Germany with producer Charlie Bauerfeind (HELLOWEEN, MOTORHEAD, SAXON, BLIND GUARDIAN) completing work on their upcoming DVD, tentatively titled "From the Cradle to the Stage". The two-disc set will consist of the complete January 2004 in Bochum, Germany in 5.1 ...

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AKERCOCKE Confirmed For Portugal's BARROSELAS METALFEST VII

The U.K. Satanic black/death metal band AKERCOCKE have been confirmed for the Steel Warriors' Rebellion Barroselas Metalfest VII, scheduled to take place April 16-18 in Barroselas, Portugal. The following bands have been confirmed to appear at the festival so far: AKERCOCKE MACHETAZO ZUBROWSKA DEMONIZER VORKREIST GOLDENPYRE NECROSE THERIOMORPHIC MORTE I. DEITY OF C. BERSERK HATE ...

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STEEL PROPHET: 'Beware' Recording Sessions Nearing Completion

STEEL PROPHET guitarist Steve Kachinsky has issued the following update on the recording sessions for the group's new album, entitled "Beware": "We have completed all bass, drum and guitar tracks for 'Beware' in addition to three songs with complete lead vocals. We need to finish six more vocal songs and some miscellaneous keyboards and mixing ...

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GENE SIMMONS' 'Asshole': An In-Depth Review

Joop van Pelt of KissKollector.com has written the following track-by-track "review" of "Asshole", the much-anticipated new solo album from KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons: 01. Asshole (Frank Tostrup) "Title track 'Asshole' is a catchy, up-tempo bubblegum rocker reminiscent of Avril Lavigne's recent hit 'Skater Boy'. Hearing it once, makes it stick to your mind instantly. Especially ...

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VINDIKATION: Former STEEL PROPHET Members Launch New Project

VINDIKATION, the new band featuring former STEEL PROPHET members Jim Williams (guitar) and Karl Rosqvist (drums), vocalist Jason McCrarey (SANCTUS) and keyboardist Rob Rampley (WINDS DIED DOWN), have completed tracking their debut CD, "Chamber of Discontent". The recording sessions were engineered by Erik Norlander, with final mix and mastering scheduled for mid-April. The release date ...

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ARCH ENEMY to Release Mini-DVD: Producer

Metal producer extraordinaire Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE, OPETH, MACHINE HEAD, SKINLAB) has posted the following update on his web site: "New studio is working out great, things have been pretty constant and just finished new KILLSWITCH ENGAGE album. Did the new BLAZE album at the start of the year, first project at the new ...

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HEATHEN: 'Recovered' Delayed Due To 'Manufacturing Difficulties'

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN have encountered unforeseen problems in the manufacturing of their new CD, "Recovered", and have been forced to delay its release until mid-April. Commented the band: "We are currently experiencing difficulties with our manufacturer in getting the new CD out. Unfortunately this will set production back by two weeks. ...

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HEATHEN To Guest On San Francisco Radio Station

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN will appear on Billy Steel's "Metal Zone" show on San Francisco radio station 107.7 The Bone on Friday, April 2. The show will air between 9:00 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. PST. For those of you not in the San Francisco Bay Area, you can still listen in with ...

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TURISAS Part Ways With Bassist

Finnish "pagan battle metal" act TURISAS have parted ways with bassist Mikko Törmikoski. "The decision to drop him out was made by us after returning from Sound Suite Studio in January," the band write on their web site. "The bass track on the upcoming album was played by Jussi [Wickström, guitar], who nailed it down ...

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STEEL PROPHET: Burning Building Halts Recording Session

STEEL PROPHET have issued the following update on the recording sessions for their new album, entitled "Beware": "All drum tracks are finished for ten original songs and one cover song. Guitar dubs will start in a day or two. On Sunday we had a strange situation develop when the lights started flickering in the studio. ...

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