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PRIMAL FEAR, DRAGONLORD, LOUDNESS Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

PRIMAL FEAR, DRAGONLORD, LOUDNESS and MACHINE MEN have been confirmed for Earthshaker Fest 2005, a two-day event set to take place July 22-23 in Geiselwind, Germany. The billing for the festival is shaping up as follows: AFTER FOREVER BLUDGEON CAGE DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER DISBELIEF DRAGONLORD EVIDENCE ONE EXILIA FEINSTEIN GRAVE DIGGER GRAVEWORM HOLYHELL HYPOCRISY J.B.O. ...

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MANTAS Confirmed For Japan's INDEPENDENCE D FESTIVAL

MANTAS, the new band featuring former VENOM guitarist Mantas, are the latest confirmed act for the first annual Independence D Festival, a three-day event set to take place March 11-13 at Studio Coast Shinkiba in Tokyo, Japan. MANTAS will share the main stage with LOUDNESS and the MISFITS on Sunday, March 13. Also scheduled to ...

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THERION: METALLICA, JUDAS PRIEST, THIN LIZZY Covers Posted Online

Sweden's THERION have made cover versions of METALLICA's "Fight Fire with Fire", JUDAS PRIEST's "Green Manalishi" and THIN LIZZY's "Southbound" available for download via their official web site. Direct links to the downloads as well as comments from frontman Christofer Johnsson follow: METALLICA - "Fight Fire with Fire" (mp3) Christofer Johnsson: "Thought we're ...

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Metal For Life - PAINMUSEUM

HALFORD/TESTAMENT guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak has always been very vocal about his love for '80s/early '90s metal, and the traditional heavy metal influences shine through clearly on his latest release, the first to be issued under the PAINMUSEUM banner. Musically, this is exactly the kind of stuff you would expect to hear from someone who ...

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LOUDNESS: Collection Of Re-Recorded Early Material Due Next Week

Legendary Japanese metallers LOUDNESS will be releasing a collection of re-recorded versions of some of their classic songs from their early years as chosen by the fans on October 27 via Tokuma Japan Comunications. Entitled "Rockshocks", the CD includes material from the "The Birthday Eve" (1981), "Devil Soldier" (1982), "Law of Devil's Land" (1983), "Disillusion" ...

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PAINMUSEUM: Album Details Revealed

PAINMUSEUM, the new band featuring ex-HALFORD guitarist Metal Mike Chlasciak, vocalist Tim Clayborne, and former HALFORD drummer Bobby Jarzombek, have set "Metal For Life (Battle Hymns For The New Apocalypse)" as the title for their debut album, tentatively due in early 2004 through an as-yet-undetermined label. The album, which was recorded at Mike Vescera's (LOUDNESS, ...

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OBSESSION Completing Work On New Demo

Reunited classic early '80s metal band OBSESSION are seventy-five percent of the way towards completing their three-song demo recording, which will be used to officially shop a recording deal with an assortment of labels. The group are reportedly "very excited" about the progress so far on the recording, which is said to capture the "true ...

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Classic Metallers OBSESSION Reform, Begin Work On New Material

Classic early '80s metal band OBSESSION has reformed. Original members Michael Vescera (vocals, ex-LOUDNESS, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and Jay Mezias (drums, ex-HANDS OF STONE, WORLDPAIN) are joined in the new lineup by Swedish guitar sensation Robert Marcello (DANGER DANGER, IRONHORSE), Boston-based neo-classical shred-god Joe Stump (REIGN OF TERROR) and bassist Chris McCarville (JEFF SCOTT SOTO BAND, ...

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LOUDNESS To Issue New Live Album

Veteran Japanese metallers LOUDNESS will release a new live album, titled "Loudness Live 2002", on May 21. Recorded in Tokyo, Japan on December 31, 2002, the CD features 18 tracks, including "Crazy Night", "In The Mirror", "Slaughter House", "Crazy Doctor", and "S.D.I." ...

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REIGN OF TERROR To Issue 'Conquer And Divide' In October

REIGN OF TERROR, featuring guitar hero Joe Stump, ex-LOUDNESS/YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Michael Vescera, and ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Mats Olausson, will issue their new album, entitled Conquer And Divide, on October 23rd in Japan through Avalon Marquee Records. A mid-to-late November release in the rest of the world is expected. According to Stump's official web site, ...

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Former YNGWIE/LOUDNESS Frontman Inks Deal With MASCOT RECORDS

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/LOUDNESS vocalist Michael Vescera has signed a recording agreement with Holland's Mascot Records for the third MICHAEL VESCERA PROJECT album, due later in the year. Among the musicians set to make guest appearances on the album are Roland Grapow (ex-HELLOWEEN, MASTERPLAN), Rob Johnson (MAGNITUDE 9), Kiko Loureiro (ANGRA), and Mike Chlasciak (HALFORD). ...

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Former MEGADETH Drummer Returns With "Life After Deth"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MEGA-DRUMMER NICK MENZA SET TO RELEASE SOLO PROJECT ON FEBRUARY 15TH ON MENZANATIONS RECORDS With Life After Deth, Nick Menza lets loose razor-sharp and aggressive songs on an unsuspecting public. Produced by Nick Menza and co-produced by Max Norman (i.e. MEGADETH, OZZY, SAVATAGE, FATES WARNING, LOUDNESS), Life After Deth was ten years ...

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Archive News Nov 29, 2001

Despite having just joined the ranks of Canada's ANNIHILATOR, former NEVERMORE axeman Curran Murphy has no intention of leaving his longtime outfit AGGRESSION CORE, which is currently in the process of recording its sophomore CD, according to a statement sent by the guitarist to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The upcoming CD, entitled Victim Or Enemy ...

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Archive News Oct 30, 2001

ANTHRAX are rumored to be making an appearance on the Late Night With Jay Leno show this Wednesday, October 31st. In other ANTHRAX-related news, check out this humorous article from Lincoln Journal Star about an ANTHRAX fan whose “ANTHRAX” license plates have gotten him a heap of negative reactions from irate motorists ...

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Archive News Jul 17, 2001

ENTOMBED have finalized the track listing for their upcoming Morning Star CD, which is due at the end of August through Music For Nations Records in Europe. The complete and final track listing for the album is as follows:

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01. Chief Rebel Angel

02. I ...

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Archive News May 30, 2001

The 'I'm-talking-out-of-my-ass' quote of the day once again belongs to SLIPKNOT percussionist The Clown (aka Shawn Crahan), who inadvertently implied in a BBC interview that the third SLIPKNOT CD would not come out for another ten years: 'What people need to understand is we are always about ten years ahead of ourselves. I'm already thinking ...

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Archive News May 10, 2001

The upcoming Thrash Of The Titans benefit concert for TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy, who was recently diagnosed with cancer, is tentatively scheduled to take place July 7th at either San Francisco's The Maritime Hall or Oakland's Henry J. Kaiser Arena. Besides the previously announced artists/musicians, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted is rumored to have been ...

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Archive News Apr 18, 2001 - update 1

The reformed Swedish death metal legends UNLEASHED will play the With Full Force Festival at Airport Roitzschjora (near Leipzig, Germany) on June 24th. Also confirmed to perform at the festival (which takes place over a three-day period between the 22nd and 24th of June) are JUDAS PRIEST, SOULFLY, CRADLE OF FILTH, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, MOTORHEAD and ...

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Archive News Apr 13, 2001 - update 1

SLAYER are currently in the studio mixing their upcoming album, tentatively titled Soundtracks Of The Apocalypse, and are scheduled to complete the mixing process on April 20th, according to the group's publicist. The Matt Hyde-produced CD is due for release through American / Columbia Records on July 3rd.


Japan's LOUDNESS will reportedly be issuing ...

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Archive News Mar 26, 2001

COAL CHAMBER are reportedly still seeking a producer to collaborate with on their forthcoming third full-length effort after having failed to come to an agreement with some of their top choices for the job, a list that included Ulrich Wild (i.e. STATIC-X, TAPROOT) and Jason Bieler (SW1TCHED, NONPOINT), among others. The as-yet-untitled CD is due ...

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Archive News Mar 20, 2001 - update 2

Germany's DESTRUCTION are continuing their world tour in support of the All Hell Breaks Loose release while preparing to return to The Abyss Studio in Sweden to begin recording the album's follow-up (which will tentatively take place during April). DESTRUCTION were also recently confirmed as the main support act on the upcoming DIMMU BORGIR European ...

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Archive News Mar 14, 2001 - update 2

VISION OF DISORDER recorded 15 new songs in total during the recording sessions for their upcoming new album From Bliss To Devastation. Of all the songs that were recorded, only a dozen are expected to show up on the release, which is due out through TVT Records on June 26th. The band is currently mixing ...

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