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RALPH SANTOLLA Confirmed For CHUCK SCHULDINER Tribute Gig

Guitarist Ralph Santolla (OBITUARY, ex-DEATH, ICED EARTH, DEICIDE) has been confirmed to perform at a benefit concert to honor late DEATH/CONTROL DENIED mastermind Chuck Schuldiner on December 12, 2007 at the Theatre Imperial in Quebec City, QC, Canada. The concert — which will feature additional guest musicians Bobby Koelble (guitarist on DEATH's "Symbolic" album), Shannon ...

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Former DEATH Members To Perform At CHUCK SCHULDINER Tribute Concert

DEATH tribute band SYMBOLIC will perform with special guest musicians Bobby Koelble (guitarist on DEATH's "Symbolic" album), Shannon Hamm (guitarist on DEATH's "The Sound of Perseverance" album), Scott Clendenin (bass on DEATH's "The Sound of Perseverance" album) and Daniel Mongrain (MARTYR) at a benefit concert to honor late DEATH/CONTROL DENIED mastermind Chuck Schuldiner on December ...

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CHUCK SCHULDINER Tribute Concert To Be Held In Quebec City

On December 13 2001, one of the most influential musicians in the extreme metal world, DEATH/CONTROL DENIED mastermind Chuck Schuldiner, tragically passed away at age 34 after a a battle with pontine glioma, a rare type of brain tumor. In order to keep his memory alive, Capitale du Metal will present a very special benefit ...

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DECREPIT BIRTH: 'Diminishing Between Worlds' Track Listing Revealed

Santa Cruz, California-based death metallers DECREPIT BIRTH will release their second album, "Diminishing between Worlds", on January 28, 2008 via Unique Leader Records. The CD was recorded at Castle Ultimate studios with engineer/producer Zack Ohren. "Diminishing between Worlds" track listing: 01. The Living Doorway 02. Reflection of Emotions 03. Diminishing Between Worlds 04. Dimensions Intertwine ...

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Reactivated ATHEIST To Play More Shows In 2008

Vocalist Kelly Shaefer of the reactivated seminal technical metal pioneers ATHEIST has issued the following update: "First off, let me just tell everyone who has written a letter or left messages on the net about more ATHEIST shows that your voices were heard loud, and clear, and after much discussion, and debate, we will bring ...

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DECREPIT BIRTH: New Album Release Date Announced

Santa Cruz, California-based death metallers DECREPIT BIRTH will release their second album, "Diminishing between Worlds", on January 28, 2008 via Unique Leader Records. The CD was recorded at Castle Ultimate studios with engineer/producer Zack Ohren. Check out the "Diminishing between Worlds" cover artwork at this location (created by Dan Seagrave). Guitarist/vocalist Matt Sotelo ...

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DECREPIT BIRTH: New Album Pushed Back To 2008

Santa Cruz, California-based death metallers DECREPIT BIRTH have spent the last few months at Castle Ultimate studios with engineer/producer Zack Ohren working on their second album, "Diminishing between Worlds". Commented guitarist/vocalist Matt Sotelo: "Things went a bit slower than we expected, so it looks like this album will more than likely come out early in ...

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CEREBRUM: Two Songs From Debut Album Available For Streaming

Athens, Greece-based technical death metallers CEREBRUM have completed work on their debut album, tentatively titled "Psychedelic Massacre Awaits". The CD was recorded in May 2007 at DB Recordings in Bled, Slovenia and was mixed and mastered in Athens with sound engineer George Bokos. Two songs from the album are available for streaming on the band's ...

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Collision - C-187

Man oh man, the ATHEIST/PESTILENCE/CYNIC contingent is going to flip its collective lid upon hearing about new super group C-187 (and have most likely done so already). Debut album "Collision" marks the reappearance of PESTILENCE legend and C-187 guitarist Patrick Mameli, who is joined by bassist Tony Choy (CYNIC, PESTILENCE, ATHEIST), drummer Sean Reinert (DEATH, ...

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Ex-PESTILENCE Mainman PATRICK MAMELI Talks About C-187; Video Available

Toazted.com recently conducted an interview with former PESTILENCE/current C-187 mainman Patrick Mameli. Patrick talks about the upcoming C-187 album "Collision", his past with PESTILENCE and more. Watch the interview in four parts at this location. In addition to Mameli, C-187 features Tony Choy (bass; ATHEIST; ex-CYNIC), Sean Reinert (drums; CYNIC, ex-DEATH) and Tony ...

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Classic Live DEATH Videos Available For Download

MetalKult.com has posted rare live videos from a 1988 performance by DEATH. The videos were shot on October 23, 1988, at the Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia, during a show with RAVEN, DARK ANGEL, FAITH OR FEAR and FORBIDDEN (which was recorded/filmed and later released as part of the "Ultimate Revenge II" video on the Combat ...

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CYNIC Confirmed For Romania's MAXIMUM ROCK FESTIVAL

Reunited progressive metallers CYNIC, whose 1993 album "Focus" is regarded as a landmark release in the field of technical/progressive metal, have been confirmed for the Maximum Rock Festival, set to take place August 10-12 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: OVERKILL U.D.O. CYNIC TO/DIE/FOR ORPHANED LAND IRON MAIDNEM (IRON MAIDEN ...

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CYNIC To Play Serbia In August

Reunited progressive metallers CYNIC, whose 1993 album "Focus" is regarded as a landmark release in the field of technical/progressive metal, have confirmed a headlining show at SKC in Belgrade, Serbia on August 14. A poster for the concert can be found at this location. As previously reported, CYNIC has been confirmed for the ...

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CYNIC Confirmed For Czech Republic's BRUTAL ASSAULT Festival

Reunited progressive metallers CYNIC, whose 1993 album "Focus" is regarded as a landmark release in the field of technical/progressive metal, have been confirmed for the Brutal Assault festival, set to take place August 9-11 at the Old Army Fortress Josefov in Jaromer, Czech Republic (Jaromer is situated 130 km east of Prague, 20km north from ...

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C-187: Another Song Posted Online

Another song from C-187 — the new band featuring former PESTILENCE mainman Patrick Mameli (guitar) alongside Tony Choy (bass; ATHEIST; ex-CYNIC), Sean Reinert (drums; CYNIC, ex-DEATH) and Tony Jelencovich (vocals; M.A.N, ex-TRANSPORT LEAGUE, MNEMIC) — has been posted at the Mascot Records MySpace page. Check out the track "Rip Deal" at this location. ...

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DEATH: Classic Live Videos Posted On YouTube

Sean Sitka, tour bus driver for PESTILENCE on the Inhuman Tour 1991, has posted some vintage DEATH live videos on YouTube. Songs include "Suicide Machine", "Open Casket", "Pull The Plug", "Left To Die", "Zombie Ritual" and "Low Life". Back in December 2006, the Greek edition of Rock Hard magazine published a tribute to ...

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UNKNOWN CURE Changes Name, Announces New Guitarist

Tampa, Florida-based thrash/death metal band UNKNOWN CURE has changed its name to BLOODHOUSE. The group also has parted ways with original guitar player Don Queen (GENOCIDE, DECIMATION). Queen spent five years with the band and also was a co-founder of the group alongside vocalist Tony Anderson (GENERICHRIST, UNSPEAKABLE ACTS) and guitar player Guy Loucks (BLESSED ...

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CYNIC: Pro-Shot Footage Of Norwegian Concert Available

Professionally filmed video footage of CYNIC's June 29, 2007 concert at Hovefestivalen in Arendal, Norway has been posted at the NRK P3 web site (choose "Fredag" [Friday] from the pull-down menu in the upper right-hand corner, then click on "Spill" below CYNIC's name). Remaining CYNIC shows: Jul. 04 - Nachtleben - Frankfurt, Germany ...

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CYNIC: Brand New Concert Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of the reunited CYNIC — whose 1993 album "Focus" is regarded as a landmark release in the field of technical/progressive metal — performing last night (Thursday, June 28) at 013 in Tilburg, Holland has been posted at YouTube: "How Could I": Video "Uroboric Forms": Video Remaining CYNIC shows: ...

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CYNIC: New Concert Photos, Video Footage Available

The reunited CYNIC, whose 1993 album "Focus" is regarded as a landmark release in the field of technical/progressive metal, returned to the U.K. for the first time since 1994 on Monday, June 25. The band performed material from "Focus" along with a cover of MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA's "Meeting the Spirits" and a new composition called "Evolutionary ...

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DECREPIT BIRTH: New Album Artwork Posted Online

Santa Cruz, California-based death metallers DECREPIT BIRTH have posted the cover artwork for their second album, "Diminishing between Worlds", at this location (artwork was created by Dan Seagrave). The CD was recorded at Castle Ultimate studios with engineer/producer Zack Ohren and is scheduled for release later this year through Unique Leader Records. Guitarist/vocalist ...

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TEXTURES To Enter Studio In November

Dutch progressive metallers TEXTURES have issued the following update: "The last few months we have had some amazing shows all over Europe. Horns up to everyone who came out to support us! "We are gearing ourselves up for Graspop [Metal Meeting] festival, a show with the legendary prog-metallers CYNIC here in The Netherlands, a U.K. ...

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