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CAGE To Debut New Material On Upcoming Tour

San Diego metallers CAGE have announced a string of shows in anticipation of their upcoming CD release, "Supremacy Of Steel", where they will perform five new songs from the disc. One of the dates will be a co-headlining appearance with friends HELSTAR at the Ragnarokk Festival in Chicago, Illinois on October 1. This two-day event ...

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ATLANTEAN KODEX Hard At Work On New Album

Germany's ATLANTEAN KODEX has been hard writing its as-yet-untitled sophomore full-length album. The follow-up to the band's heralded debut, "The Golden Bough", is "one of the most anticipated albums for fans of grand, epic and pure heavy metal," according to a press release. Commented guitarist Manuel Trummer: "The new album is slowly starting to take ...

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MANOWAR To Headline Holland's FORCES OF METAL Festival

MANOWAR has been confirmed for the Forces Of Metal festival, set to take place June 8-9, 2012 at the E3 beach in Eersel, The Netherlands. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): CHROME DIVISION CRASHDIET DARK FUNERAL DRACONIAN EDGUY JETT BLACK KAMELOT MANOWAR THE POODLES ROCK SUGAR SAINT DEAMON SAMAEL STEELHEART ...

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IMPALED EXISTENCE To Release Debut EP

Rising British metallers IMPALED EXISTENCE have set November 21 as the release date for their debut EP, "These Lifeless Plains". The five-track EP was recorded at Endless Studios in Birmingham and offers listeners a finely tuned combination of brutality and melody as well as taking on broad lyrical views ranging from humanity and our place ...

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The Crystal Eye - SINISTER REALM

Allentown's SINISTER REALM can add another notch to their collective belt for releasing "The Crystal Eye", a mighty fine follow-up to mighty fine debut. This is custom built, rock solid traditional heavy metal that comes with generous portions of class and crunch, much as one would expect from a Shadow Kingdom Records release. If you've ...

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VIRGIN STEELE Singer To Guest On TOMMY VITALY Album

VIRGIN STEELE singer David DeFeis will guest on "Hanging Rock", the second solo album from Tommy Vitaly, the guitar player for the Italian power metal band SEVENGATES, Due in 2012 via IceWarrior Records , the CD will feature "fantastic cover and booklet art" by Felipe Machado Franco, who has previously worked with RHAPSODY, AXEL RUDI ...

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MANOWAR: U.K. Tour Dates Announced

MANOWAR will embark on a U.K. tour in November. The dates are as follows: Nov. 01 - 02 Academy - Glasgow, Scotland Nov. 04 - 02 Academy - Leeds, England Nov. 05 - 02 Academy - Brixton, England Nov. 06 - The Great Hall - Cardiff, Wales Nov. 09 - The Academy - Dublin, Ireland ...

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MANOWAR To Tour U.K. Later In The Year

MANOWAR bassist and producer Joey DeMaio has released the following statement to the U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine (also viewable in video clip below): "After 16 years, MANOWAR will return to the U.K. I mean, the whole of the U.K.: England, Scotland, Ireland, North Ireland and Wales. The 'Battle Hymns' 2011 U.K. tour will ...

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MANOWAR To Headline Next Year's GETAWAY ROCK Festival

Late Friday night (July 8), MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio appeared onstage (see video below) at this year's Getaway Rock festival in Gvle, Sweden and announced that MANOWAR, the self-proclaimed "Kings Of Metal," will perform as next year's festival headliners. This will be the fulfillment of MANOWAR's promise to return in triumph to the Swedish festival ...

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Former MANOWAR Guitarist DAVID SHANKLE Joins HOUSE OF HOLLAND

Former MANOWAR guitarist David "The Shred Demon" Shankle has joined HOUSE OF HOLLAND, the band led by vocalist Tommy Holland. Tommy first landed the job as the frontman/lead singer of STEPPENWOLF, early in his early career, following the departure of John Kay. In 1984 in Chicago, after fronting STEPPENWOLF and THE BZZ, in which he ...

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STORMWARRIOR: New Song Available For Streaming

German "true" metallers STORMWARRIOR will release their fourth album, "Heathen Warrior", on May 27 via Massacre Records. The effort, which was mixed by Tommy Hansen (PRETTY MAIDS, HELLOWEEN, HATESPHERE) at Jailhouse Studio in Denmark, will also be available as a limited digipak as well as on limited vinyl. "Heathen Warrior" track listing: 01. …Og Hammeren ...

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STORMWARRIOR: New Album Details Revealed

German "true" metallers STORMWARRIOR will release their fourth album, "Heathen Warrior", on May 27 via Massacre Records. The effort, which was mixed by Tommy Hansen (PRETTY MAIDS, HELLOWEEN, HATESPHERE) at Jailhouse Studio in Denmark, will also be available as a limited digipak as well as on limited vinyl. "Heathen Warrior" track listing: 01. …Og Hammeren ...

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PEGAZUS Forced To Postpone Tour

Due to circumstances beyond the band's control, Australian metallers PEGAZUS have been forced to postpone their previously announced "In Metal We Trust" tour until later in the year. Commented guitarist and founding member Johnny Stoj: "Recently, we were hit with some unexpected situations which were unfortunately out of our hands. "We feel very disappointed that ...

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HYSTERICA Planning 'Special Concept' For Next Album

Swedish MANOWAR-inspired all-female metal band HYSTERICA, which recently completed a short run of dates in Russia with FRANTIC AMBER, is working on a new album titled "The Art Of Metal". According to a press release, HYSTERICA is planning "something different and unique" for the upcoming CD by "unit[ing] the music with another form of art. ...

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Former MANOWAR Guitarist Joins HADES On Stage In New Jersey

Former MANOWAR guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman joined reunited '80s/'90s metallers HADES on stage last night (Saturday, March 26) at Dingbatz in Clifton, New Jersey to perform one song off MANOWAR's classic debut album, 1982's "Battle Hymns". HADES lineup for this concert was the same as the one that performed at the Bang Your Head!!! ...

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MANOWAR Bassist's 11-Minute Basel Speech (Video)

Video footage of the 11-minute speech MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio gave from the stage during the band's March 25, 2011 concert at St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland can be viewed below. According to a posting on MANOWAR's official web site, the band is scheduled to return to the studio in April, presumably to resume work ...

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MANOWAR: Setlist From Second Cleveland Show Revealed

Last night (Saturday, March 12) marked the second of two shows MANOWAR played at the Agora in Cleveland, Ohio. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Manowar 02. Death Tone 03. Metal Daze 04. Fast Taker 05. Shell Shock 06. Dark Avenger 07. Battle Hymn 08. Sun Of Death 09. Brothers Of Metal 10. Kill ...

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MANOWAR Blows Power At Cleveland's Agora

During their soundcheck on Friday afternoon (March 11) for their first of two shows at the Agora in Cleveland, Ohio, MANOWAR blew the power system on the entire city block where the venue is located. The power company still had not restored power as of last night and the venue was only operating with partial ...

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